FaZe beat NiP to win BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen

FaZe picked up their first trophy with their new line-up as they beat NiP 2-0 in the grand final of BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen.

More than a month after recruiting Marcelo "coldzera" David in a big-money signing, FaZe's new project finally seems to be bearing fruits after a final between two sleeping giants in the Counter-Strike scene. FaZe appear to have a habit of winning titles when no-one really expects and they have done so again, becoming the only team to win two BLAST trophies this year and securing the highest seed heading into the Global Final event.

FaZe had played some high-quality Counter-Strike in the round-robin stage and they showed again in the final that can indeed vie for one of the top spots in the rankings during the last stretch of the season, even if the final scoreline was a bit too harsh on NiP.

The Swedes, who were playing their first LAN final since last year's BLAST event at this very same venue, had Nuke under control but fluffed their lines and wasted seven map points as FaZe made a stunning recovery to equalise the score and then take the map in overtime. The Ninjas knew that a victory here would represent their first Big Event title since IEM Oakland 2017, and the pressure seemed to get to them. Dust2 was also highly contested from the offset, but once FaZe kicked their game into a higher gear there was no stopping them.

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's troops opened the first map, Nuke, in convincing fashion with a dominant pistol round, but their lead would not last. As soon as NiP had guns in hand, the landscape of the game changed immediately, with the Swedes taking six rounds in a row to put their opponents in danger of getting blown out. Things threatened to get out of hand, but FaZe tightened up their defense in the latter stages of the half and managed to bring the deficit to a minimum, with youngster Helvijs "broky" Saukants raising eyebrows on the AWP in several crucial rounds.

FaZe took down NiP in two maps in the Danish capital

NiP came out of the break looking scary and won seven of the opening eight rounds of the half to hit map point. The game seemed to be a foregone conclusion, but all of a sudden the Swedes took their foot off the gas. FaZe, on the other hand, upped the pace and, as rounds continued to go their way, they grew in confidence until a 15-15 stalemate was reached.

The Ninjas broke that streak with a strong start to overtime, but the final round of the first half wound up going FaZe's way. After switching to the CT side, NiKo's troops set up a very tight and compact defense and won three rounds without response to walk away with an unlikely victory.

Dust2 began with NiP taking the lead with a successful T pistol, but FaZe answered back immediately on a force-buy and used that momentum to build a commanding 5-1 lead. The game then comically turned into a festival of team-kills from NiKo's side, but they kept their composure to head into the break up 8-7 after the Ninjas had enjoyed a spell of dominance.

Simon "twist" Eliasson went huge after the break and pulled off a crucial 1v2 clutch in the pistol round. The Ninjas would not let that chance go to waste and restored their lead, but things fell apart once their opponents had money in the bank. FaZe took control of proceedings and never looked back, with the finishing blow coming in cruel circumstances for the Swedes as coldzera and NiKo turned a 2v5 situation around.

Matchpage
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2nd November 2019
Sweden
19
Nuke
17
16
Dust2
12
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 47 - 41 +6 89.7 1.20
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 46 - 39 +7 82.6 1.15
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 48 - 43 +5 77.9 1.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 42 - 35 +7 64.1 1.05
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 41 - 39 +2 65.0 1.03
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 44 - 44 0 87.9 1.06
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 47 - 46 +1 77.4 1.06
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 40 - 40 0 61.4 1.00
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 36 - 44 -8 64.1 0.93
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 28 - 51 -23 54.8 0.66

BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen standings:

1. Europe FaZe - $125,000 + 10 points
2. Sweden NiP - $50,000 + 8 points
3. Russia Natus Vincere - $25,000 + 6 points
4. Denmark Astralis - $15,000 (+$20,000 from Stand-off) + 4 points
5. United States Liquid - $10,000 + 2 points
6. North America Cloud9 - $5,000

BLAST Pro Series season leaderboard:

1. Europe FaZe - 30 points
2. United States Liquid - 28 points
3. Denmark Astralis - 26 points
4. Sweden NiP - 24 points
5. Brazil MIBR - 12 points
6. Russia Natus Vincere - 12 points
7. North America Cloud9 - 6 points

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
245
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1238
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
The best team of all time is BACK! Thanks broky, you made Faze great again! olof - GOAT destroying again 2015 level Niko - best player 2016+2017 and also 2019 EZ carry! broky - best pick up 2019 INSANE PLAYER rain - finally he is back, GODRAINtop2 coldzera - baiting and ecofragging like never before
2019-11-02 22:00
#9
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United States CaliNinja 
F5 loser
2019-11-02 21:59
Coldzera best player ever. Cold and Dev1ce
2019-11-02 22:00
#66
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Coldzera true MVP but HLTV will give the medal to ChoKo lmfao
2019-11-02 22:04
#84
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Argentina Joedash 
broky or cold, both did so well
2019-11-02 22:06
Coldzera best player ever and Blast MVP
2019-11-02 22:10
He wasnt the blast mvp but so far hes faze's best player
2019-11-02 22:56
#140
tarik | 
Brazil GuGa62 
+1
2019-11-02 23:02
I would say olof
2019-11-03 01:51
#199
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Brazil LuizBatata 
I’d BR, my friend. Why you guys speaking in English?!
2019-11-04 11:42
The reminder before you write your comment should give you a valuable hint. Either way, English only. hltv.org/forums/rules
2019-11-04 11:49
#204
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Brazil LuizBatata 
Thank you. I didn't saw this!
2019-11-12 11:54
but why nobody sees f0rest godlike perfoming ?
2019-11-03 06:19
#198
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Korea ferizy 
Cuz he has always been godlike
2019-11-04 05:36
#201
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Brazil d1rk 
+1 10 years plus and still a beast.
2019-11-04 12:39
#32
device | 
Ukraine Valdirr 
U are noob actually Loooser
2019-11-02 22:01
#143
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Loser*
2019-11-02 23:17
+1 but +1 for him as well. Only NiKo choker
2019-11-02 22:01
> NiKo choker > Comeback 8-15 on nuke T-side
2019-11-03 09:12
Yes very unfortunate but this is like using a clown emoji because you have no valid argument
2019-11-03 12:26
stfu u noob beetch
2019-11-03 15:48
#30
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
agreed
2019-11-02 22:00
Gg
2019-11-02 22:02
#72
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United States GiantDays 
I got a laugh on coldzera so I will +1
2019-11-02 22:05
#85
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Europe chespiZ 
just stfu maybe is the only tournament for faze un the next decade
2019-11-02 22:06
All the tastes out there, and you decided to be salty
2019-11-02 22:41
At least Faze won this.. not like NaVi joke
2019-11-03 08:05
atleast better than NAVI and fckn s1mple
2019-11-03 15:49
#95
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Brazil CaioOlive 
kkkkkkk loved the cold comment.
2019-11-02 22:08
bAITER arE MVP OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 22:10
Niko is not a baiter
2019-11-03 00:29
baiting MVP OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 22:14
ThE MvP aRe BaIteR OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 22:15
Lmao
2019-11-02 22:25
Dude just stfu
2019-11-02 22:28
#125
broky | 
Netherlands n3wH0p3 
Niko isnt at his best this year, yes this tournament he luckily started playing super well again. But i dont think that he will get number one this year. And what you're saying about cold is really sad, the amount of important calls that he makes ( like the one to comeback on nuke) are insane and he's a big part of the teams succes at the moment.
2019-11-02 22:30
#139
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Brazil Karlogaria 
How can someone be so ridiculous, silly and idiot like this?
2019-11-02 22:59
who even watches this shitty event? FFS they invite c9 every chance they get. THat tells you how shit it is and the format
2019-11-03 00:16
#164
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United States Samsquanch_ 
I’m honestly surprised it wasn’t a bo1 final
2019-11-03 03:15
#156
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Serbia clarionGod! 
+1
2019-11-03 01:07
#165
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Albania JonZherka 
'coldzera - baiting and ecofragging like never before' Hahaha name checks out
2019-11-03 03:20
niko is goat <3
2019-11-03 10:44
#189
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Greece Gianopoulos 
I Just really like coldzera description
2019-11-03 15:25
#202
kNgV- | 
Brazil SkindCS 
HAHAHAHA, NiKo best player 2016-17? U MAD FAZE FANBOY
2019-11-04 17:46
#2
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World streetson 
izi
2019-11-02 21:59
lol
2019-11-02 21:59
oof
2019-11-02 21:59
#5
shroud | 
India _SHM_ 
nice
2019-11-02 21:59
#fazeUp
2019-11-02 21:59
#119
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United Kingdom trtr098 
#eZaF
2019-11-02 22:27
#7
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Spain N0Love 
yes
2019-11-02 21:59
#8
jdm64 | 
United States Murr 
nice
2019-11-02 21:59
i tried and cried
2019-11-02 21:59
Cry more
2019-11-03 06:11
FAZE UP
2019-11-02 21:59
EZ
2019-11-02 21:59
#13
rain | 
Norway Trombass 
EZ 4 RAINGOD<3
2019-11-02 21:59
#14
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India nAgent 
good series
2019-11-02 22:00
Flair?????
2019-11-03 05:58
WOW faze finally won another blast xD
2019-11-02 22:00
#17
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Undeserved
2019-11-02 22:00
Salty nip fan
2019-11-02 22:08
Nip threw away 15-8 lead so wdym?
2019-11-03 05:59
blast clan
2019-11-02 22:00
#19
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
Yes
2019-11-02 22:00
EZ FAZE ALL THE HATERS BACK OFF NOW
2019-11-02 22:00
Still hate faze clan. Only love EU cs
2019-11-02 22:01
Why? I did hate Faze when they had botigan, but now he's gone. Yeah, I know that broky is from my country, but I cheer for for them because I really like the talent in the team, the only player i didnt like was Guardian, who, if anyone remembers, said, that Faze will be his last team
2019-11-02 22:06
Hate faze because of cold.
2019-11-02 22:06
Yeah, cold is unlikable too, but not as bad as Guardian
2019-11-02 22:06
Lol who is guardian unlikable??!
2019-11-02 22:08
#120
fer | 
Brazil Folkz 
Best rating in major history, best pistol rating in major history, 2x best in the world. In this logic you should hate the CSGO
2019-11-02 22:27
No? I just hate cold
2019-11-02 22:32
I hate rain and I hate cold. suNny and Flamie is fine though
2019-11-03 13:15
You wanted Aleksib to join I guess?
2019-11-02 22:37
Nah. Faze players have too much ego and they are impossible to control. Look at ence, their rise got to their heads so the thought they could do well without aleksib
2019-11-02 22:53
Guess the ego thing is in finnish genes. Eh?
2019-11-03 00:43
+1
2019-11-05 00:51
#21
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
GODS
2019-11-02 22:00
rip :(
2019-11-02 22:00
how so fast tf
2019-11-02 22:00
#24
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Denmark UX_Designer 
FaZe looking good. Let’s see if they can keep playing good
2019-11-02 22:00
BLAST CLAN LUL
2019-11-02 22:00
Oof cry more Lmao skadoodle fan in 2k19 Lul
2019-11-03 00:43
2019-11-03 01:05
"2k19" where is ska in 2k19?? Oh i remember he is busy playing cod coz he sucks at cs lmao
2019-11-03 01:51
cuz he made his dream come true , he won major and retired still map s0mple fan ?
2019-11-03 02:11
+1
2019-11-03 06:14
congrats faze, hope they can keep up what they have shown here and win more events soon
2019-11-02 22:00
FazeUP mens
2019-11-02 22:00
LETS GOOO FAZE EZ4BROKY.NIKO,RAIN,OLOF,COLD #FAZEUP
2019-11-02 22:00
#29
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Argentina Chief02 
nice
2019-11-02 22:00
#31
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United Kingdom levymonsta 
broky mvp
2019-11-02 22:00
#33
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
faze looking strong,let's see if they'll keep up this way
2019-11-02 22:00
Nice choke nip
2019-11-02 22:00
#35
fnx | 
Brazil Niee2k 
What a nice game to watch, man!
2019-11-02 22:02
This will be a fluke just like Miami. FaZe out of top30 by 2019. You can't make a superteam of washed-up baiters
2019-11-02 22:02
#70
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United States FaZe_Burger 
Flag and flair check out
2019-11-02 22:04
Got rekted kiddo
2019-11-02 22:31
NIKOZERA CLAN !!
2019-11-02 22:01
broky mvp
2019-11-02 22:01
#39
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China withsn 
what a come back on nuke, faze in 2016 comes back? in fact i think the difference they make are pick sg553 for main rifle instead of ak47 on t side
2019-11-02 22:03
#40
flusha | 
Sweden KattiZ 
blaze up
2019-11-02 22:01
#41
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
Niko and cold gods, can play with any players, one month practice and thats it. Gg
2019-11-02 22:01
niko mvp
2019-11-02 22:01
plopski so bad LULW
2019-11-02 22:01
#121
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Vietnam Mraatos 
So a player have one off tournament and they're bad, maybe s1mple should retire after the major
2019-11-02 22:28
maybe s1mple should retire after the major ? he is a bad ?
2019-11-02 22:32
#144
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Vietnam Mraatos 
All I'm trying to say is no one can be good forever, look at Get_Right and other legends of cs!
2019-11-02 23:23
#44
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
LETS GOOo
2019-11-02 22:01
#45
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
Fluke Event
2019-11-02 22:01
LETS GOOOO
2019-11-02 22:01
tHERE GOES MY BOIS
2019-11-02 22:01
#48
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
practice more nip,thanks
2019-11-02 22:01
Fluke
2019-11-02 22:01
#50
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Brazil Nickzim 
GOATZERA FTW
2019-11-02 22:01
Gg NIP such a good run. I will always support you <3 Faze played really good at this tournament but they are fluke for sure lmao. Like Miami
2019-11-02 22:01
So nip also is a fluke,right?
2019-11-02 22:32
Nip isn't even a fluke coz they dont win shit anymore. Lul
2019-11-03 00:45
#53
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Brazil millerjmatos 
happy
2019-11-02 22:01
GODZERA
2019-11-02 22:01
BLAST CLAN <3
2019-11-02 22:01
#56
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Czech Republic Noxar 
EZ 4 BROKY
2019-11-02 22:01
lets go!!
2019-11-02 22:01
#59
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
holy shit plopski underperformed.
2019-11-02 22:02
Let's goooo
2019-11-02 22:02
#62
KRIMZ | 
Turkey Diveland 
plopski hahaha
2019-11-02 22:02
#63
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
always believed in faze
2019-11-02 22:03
#64
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Israel rvt1 
Congratulations
2019-11-02 22:03
#65
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Cold and Niko destroyed! Nice one!
2019-11-02 22:03
#67
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG
2019-11-02 22:04
okok
2019-11-02 22:04
#69
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
expected
2019-11-02 22:04
EXPECTED AND DESERVED
2019-11-02 22:04
Goatzera and broky saved FaZe. Gj
2019-11-02 22:05
#74
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Europe eoL_ 
:^) gg
2019-11-02 22:05
New faze = best team in history of cs
2019-11-02 22:05
#141
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United States K1NGKY 
did astralis roster move to faze ?
2019-11-02 23:02
Nah they got surpassed
2019-11-03 00:45
#76
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
gj faze finally
2019-11-02 22:05
#77
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Ukraine w1nth 
GG! Fun fact: coldzera is now the Two-Time BLAST Copenhagen champion. :)
2019-11-02 22:05
#136
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United Kingdom levymonsta 
I only know about the true two time, 1993-1994, blockbuster videogame champion...
2019-11-02 22:50
#178
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Poland rude_wredne 
holy fk its so cringe
2019-11-03 08:49
#78
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United States GiantDays 
#FreeF0rest
2019-11-02 22:05
#79
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Greece knk74 
fucking finnaly
2019-11-02 22:05
#80
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Brazil BlueLighting 
nice match
2019-11-02 22:05
#83
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
FaZeUp
2019-11-02 22:06
Wow navi bronze medals such pro wow
2019-11-02 22:06
Very fun final, to bad NiP couldn't close out Nuke so we had three maps :)
2019-11-02 22:06
#89
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India brobat6 
Nice
2019-11-02 22:06
faze is back bois wooo
2019-11-02 22:07
#91
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Canada FlagChecksOut 
Their gonna disappoint next time. I've seen FaZe for a while. Win one, drought for the rest of the year. Mark my words. If they actually become top 1 I will buy their ass merch and be a fan again.
2019-11-02 22:08
#98
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United Kingdom EKersh 
whenever they win a blast event they turn back to shit, lets just celebrate the win though
2019-11-02 22:09
It feels like eternity where they have won an event by beating teams that were in good standing and hats off to NIP. The entire game was a thrill ride the X Vs X situations
2019-11-02 22:16
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOO FAZE THE FUCK UP
2019-11-02 22:08
#96
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United Kingdom EKersh 
eZaF
2019-11-02 22:09
#97
 | 
Poland OleQ12 
Literally Virtus.pro > Faze Clan > Astralis
2019-11-02 22:09
Virtus pro who??
2019-11-03 00:47
expected
2019-11-02 22:10
#102
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Chile nachooww 
ez katka
2019-11-02 22:10
#103
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Denmark Ulver 
So happy to still see F0rest in the top. What a legend.
2019-11-02 22:13
BAITZERA MVP LUL Niko MALDING
2019-11-02 22:13
Two teams to root for at Beijing: EG and FaZe Pog
2019-11-02 22:13
#106
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United States @FyreCS 
Nice to see Coldzera and Broky winning Wtf is happening to REZ?! His kreig style is not good btw :( Faze top5-10? Edit: Furia should be #5 team
2019-11-02 22:14
we need get_right back
2019-11-02 22:15
So happy to finally see my fav team win again! Also loved the way Cold reacted when they won, jumping and screaming - hugging NiKo.. I just love it! Always #FaZeUp <3
2019-11-02 22:15
#112
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Brazil ERICK1_ 
#FAZEUP boyssssssssss
2019-11-02 22:17
Who igls for Faze after latest shakeup?
2019-11-02 22:18
#122
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
NiKo
2019-11-02 22:28
#114
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Rubrix 
deserved
2019-11-02 22:20
Independentemente do resultado Sou Brasil#Fazeclan Coldzera vc é mostro mas nunca se joga sozinho e sim tem o coletivo para chegar aonde chegou. Parabéns os Player @Olofmeister @Niko @Rain @Coldzera @Broky
2019-11-02 22:21
English dude, english!
2019-11-03 07:44
#116
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Brazil Roufas 
gg
2019-11-02 22:22
#117
fnx | 
Brazil PeSAdelOz 
Godzera is back
2019-11-02 22:25
probably want to reconsider choice of talents for next event, I would rather mute the stream.
2019-11-02 22:30
Faze will come on top! 🔝🔝🔝🔝
2019-11-02 22:34
#132
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United States caliprep 
LMFAO finally they win something.
2019-11-02 22:39
#134
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United States Trump2020KAG 
damn cold MFGA
2019-11-02 22:42
#135
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Spain akproxx 
If faze change broky for an igl, msl for example they could be n1 easy xd
2019-11-02 22:51
Dont think so....Broky is literally insane....First final and he already performs very consistent and calm Cant really kick anyone, maybe Niko but If he performs like this tourney from now on you cant kick a player like this And faze will never Play real structured cs i guess....they Just rely a bit more in individuals than other Teams, no confidence no win, confidence ez run like that
2019-11-03 10:36
#188
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Spain akproxx 
flack check out broky is not a problem not having a igl is a problem faze dont need a super structure igl like ez6 they need a good igl like fallen was in sk u cearly can see that faze won cuz they are all top 1 players but also they make many low 1 iq call if 2 players have a bad game gg is over for them if everyone is hitting shit is ok but that sucks
2019-11-03 14:54
GET_RIGHT WAS THE PROBLEM OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 23:05
First Grand Final in ages boy
2019-11-03 01:37
BOT ALIEN -23
2019-11-02 23:23
Lets go!
2019-11-02 23:46
C9 6 points PogChamp
2019-11-02 23:59
#160
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
na teams dead last
2019-11-03 02:01
faze up
2019-11-03 02:38
#163
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Brazil Charizaldo 
POGGERS
2019-11-03 02:47
Nice, i like it. All tournaments there is a new champion, thanks to Valve nerfing maps. Stop being camper!!!!
2019-11-03 04:45
#167
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
this team is back. they are destroying every team. they found their game.
2019-11-03 05:54
Wo
2019-11-03 07:58
Faze is full of CS Gods...hope they continue this form. It's good to see Niko back to super fragging and olof in his 2015 form. #FazeUp
2019-11-03 08:12
#181
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Brazil Djentleman 
Only Cold really can make FaZe reach something Everybody knows who is the real MVP!
2019-11-03 09:58
#183
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Germany Sonnabend 
ok
2019-11-03 10:37
#187
Golden | 
Brazil sway99 
I <3 FaZe and Connie Talbot <3
2019-11-03 14:39
This tournament was a joke haha No playoffs only md1 group stage only this way for faze wins
2019-11-03 16:57
#194
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African Union mikecool 
ggz, clown9 should disbanderino tho
2019-11-03 17:37
#195
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Brazil Parad0xDude 
ggwp
2019-11-03 18:51
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