FaZe sweep Evil Geniuses 2-0 at IEM Beijing

In the opening match of Group B, FaZe secured a dominant 2-0 win over Evil Geniuses (16-7 Nuke, 16-6 Dust2), moving on to the group's winner's match.

The series started on Nuke, where FaZe dismantled Evil Geniuses' A site defense in the pistol, only to lose to a following force-buy which saw the North American side take a 3-1 lead. Then, Marcelo "coldzera" David pulled off a 1v3 clutch on the lower bombsite, which helped his side go up 5-3 on the offensive side.

Shortly, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač showed up in a 2v4, getting all four kills on the A bombsite, making Evil Geniuses' struggles even worse. The Bosnian was only getting fired up, as he ended the half with 18-8 K-D as FaZe claimed a dominant 11-4 lead before the switch.

Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's team then found success in the pistol round with an A rush, but no inroads were found in the anti-force, which FaZe claimed flawlessly. The next two rounds followed a similar pattern (14-5), and from that point, it was just a matter of time before the international squad closed out their map pick, 16-7.

NiKo was leading his team by example against EG

FaZe picked up on Dust2 where they left off on Nuke, securing the CT pistol and taking a 4-0 lead following Håvard "rain" Nygaard's 1v2 clutch on the A bombsite. Evil Geniuses then found some success towards the B bombsite, but NiKo and co. were still keeping ahead, and locking down a B push allowed them to extend their lead to 8-4 thanks to an edge in the economy.

As the half was coming to a close, Evil Geniuses tried to go for an A execute, but they were met by rain who cleaned up the whole team with the support of NiKo's flashes. There were no signs of stopping following the switch, as FaZe were swiftly 13-4 up after another pistol win. Evil Geniuses were starting to put up a comeback attempt late into the game, but NiKo's double with a Scout-Deagle combo broke the North American side and saw FaZe take Dust 16-6, 2-0 for the series.

Matchpage
2
0
7th November 2019
16
Nuke
7
16
Dust2
6
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 45 - 20 +25 103.0 1.66
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 35 - 21 +14 80.1 1.39
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 36 - 29 +7 88.4 1.33
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 32 - 20 +12 72.8 1.26
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 31 - 24 +7 72.4 1.20
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 27 - 38 -11 68.6 0.79
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 25 - 38 -13 67.3 0.79
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 22 - 34 -12 57.7 0.72
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 20 - 34 -14 55.3 0.64
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 20 - 35 -15 54.8 0.61
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Is Faze just top 1 again or is NA just bad? LOL ofc Faze is top 1 but NA is also really bad but thats nothing new. I just don't understand how EU CS always destorys all NA teams no matter what... smh not that FaZe started playing SG as well its over for everyone. Thank you GOD NIKO for carrying my team again! #FaZeUP
2019-11-07 10:08
ez top1
2019-11-07 10:08
Coldzera and Niko are too stronk
2019-11-07 10:51
EG 13 rounds in 2 maps NA CS OMEGALUL
2019-11-07 11:01
EG FLuke LULW
2019-11-07 14:38
Device Fluke too
2019-11-07 17:16
#10
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
EZ4GOAT CLAN Yeah, they can pick any eu player instead that American player and play more better than now, but anyway....
2019-11-07 10:10
#123
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Brazil Maujubudo 
More better
2019-11-07 21:06
More better
2019-11-08 11:10
#12
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
how do you do that every time
2019-11-07 10:09
i was F5ing and he still was faster jeez....
2019-11-07 10:09
#49
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
Lmao he uses scripts, you will never be faster than him only F5ing, this kid doesnt have a life. Sad that admins never banned him for using that
2019-11-07 10:31
i was still not that fast m8 i wasted good 15 seconds typing my comment... Next time i will just type a letter and then edit ^_^
2019-11-07 10:32
no. ready a comment on notepad and copy and paste. F5 and then paste ez as that. But you cant really beat the shit out of this guys cause he is using scripts.
2019-11-07 10:48
#34
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Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
He has no life
2019-11-07 10:18
#36
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Brazil |witcher| 
He uses a bot
2019-11-07 10:19
Not only Niko. But true, NA<EU. Faze TOP1
2019-11-07 10:10
#26
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United States FrothaIPBan 
LOL
2019-11-07 10:13
Didnt cloud 9 win a major against faze good game anyways
2019-11-07 10:32
#55
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Portugal Digassmen 
Look at cloud9 now... look at faze now And everyone knows cloud9 win was a fluke
2019-11-07 10:44
Win or a fluke yet they still won over faze cloud 9 are bad now i agree but if the major winning team stayed together longer they would achive more
2019-11-07 11:33
I don't think so. Maybe some playoffs but not so many more tournament wins. They were a sinking ship, just like Fnatic and NIP at that time etc.
2019-11-07 12:14
#91
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
fnatic was good at the time, they just moronically decided they should get XIZT LMAO so then they became shit
2019-11-07 13:12
#112
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Brazil SecondKS 
+111111
2019-11-07 15:23
I think that’s because Golden lost faith in himself, you can check the Krimz interview when he was awarded #9 (not sure if 9) best player in the world of 2018
2019-11-07 15:39
#120
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
no, that was bs krimz was saying to justify the objectively retarded move they made.
2019-11-07 17:25
#84
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Brazil HaiduHilario 
That's not true, They themselves admitted they never expected to win and knew they as a team wouldn't achieve much after that, and that's why they right away splitted.
2019-11-07 12:23
#53
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Sweden flippig 
damn you type fast
2019-11-07 10:32
#68
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
He can type ctrl v fast yes
2019-11-07 11:26
my team won so i just f5 i waited
2019-11-07 13:51
#63
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Europe chespiZ 
EG so bad
2019-11-07 11:04
This Faze team, if they are in good form, it's ridiculous, so much talent.
2019-11-07 12:30
#103
JW | 
India l3thality 
I envy you since you're a FaZe fan, hope fnatic can pull another era.
2019-11-07 14:04
Coldzera has really changed this team. That's good
2019-11-07 15:28
Let's go faze you got this!!! Btw olofmeister criminally underrated
2019-11-07 10:09
True, I've been a fan of his since 2015 when I first played CSGO
2019-11-07 10:23
+1
2019-11-07 10:24
+1
2019-11-07 11:17
#124
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Brazil Maujubudo 
+1
2019-11-07 21:08
#4
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Ukraine McSwell 
What was that mediocre team Faze had played against? Probably rank 8-12 on hltv, right?
2019-11-07 10:08
Nt bait
2019-11-07 10:16
So you call Na'Vi mediocre since they #12? :D
2019-11-07 11:11
#113
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Brazil SecondKS 
Hahahaha poison come back for himself
2019-11-07 15:26
#5
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
insane
2019-11-07 10:08
#6
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
faze
2019-11-07 10:08
#7
rain | 
China acr870 
ezaf
2019-11-07 10:08
#8
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North America X3phyR 
Fuck almost made it Btw EZ4FAZE #FAZEUP
2019-11-07 10:09
Jesus Christ Faze chill
2019-11-07 10:08
GG faze , dominant performance overall
2019-11-07 10:09
#13
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Germany killmichi 
Still just group stage
2019-11-07 10:09
kkkkkkk jetlagged faze beat eg? whats their excuse this time?
2019-11-07 13:08
#99
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Germany killmichi 
They should still be able to make it out of groups. And in playoffs they still have a good chance. I am not saying they will win for sure but a loss in the first game of the tournament is not that drastic.
2019-11-07 13:34
#14
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
'faze fluke can't beat top3 teams in bo3s' LMAO hltv autists strike again
2019-11-07 10:09
+1, so many autistic threads, where are them kids now
2019-11-07 13:58
#104
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Latvia hussle 
they are reading this but never will respond cuss of ego )
2019-11-07 14:06
#15
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Germany Neckarstadion 
eZaF
2019-11-07 10:09
FazERA
2019-11-07 10:10
FAZEZERA
2019-11-07 12:36
#19
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Pog
2019-11-07 10:12
#20
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
WAAAAAH, NIKO ISNT PEEFORMING BECAUSE HES IGL. BEING IGL IS THE REASON HE CANT EVEN HIT 1 K/D. Weird that. Return of form recently. Nice to see he’s pulled his finger out and got his shit together again.
2019-11-07 10:12
Free odds. 2.8 against a fluke team, I take it
2019-11-07 10:13
#22
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United States DeeSeL 
My NiKo is back 😍
2019-11-07 10:13
Evil Geniuses number one team November of 2019
2019-11-07 10:13
Yo Faze chill chill dudes , u cannae destroy teams like this man, can we get the medicore Faze back please, its unfair
2019-11-07 10:13
#27
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Denmark kazzb 
jetlag
2019-11-07 10:14
#47
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Asia streamer388 
EG- excuses geniuses
2019-11-07 10:26
Both teams has traveled
2019-11-07 12:53
#28
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
FaZe monkaW👉📈
2019-11-07 10:14
EG lol, most inconsistent team ever
2019-11-07 10:14
#31
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Argentina Chief02 
wat
2019-11-07 10:16
#32
Lekr0 | 
Indonesia shefte6 
#FAZEUP
2019-11-07 10:17
#33
Korea pgg 
ez faze need buy stickes
2019-11-07 10:18
Wow, so many Faze fanboys here, I prolly leave this thread.
2019-11-07 10:19
They have been hiding in their caves for awhile, they havn’t see sunlight in ages. Cut them some slack.
2019-11-07 10:22
#45
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Latvia Zigis 
Stylish joke sir 😃
2019-11-07 10:25
always here and getting dissed about laugh threads about faze is a failure and niko sucks and blablablablablala
2019-11-07 10:25
#39
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1
2019-11-07 10:22
#37
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Bulgaria No_1One 
EG top 1 lul
2019-11-07 10:22
The world " rankings " are shit, been saying this for ages. Win a few tournaments not too spread one from another = top 1... 3 monthes point decay is ridiculous.. See right now.. EG promoted to #1, get crushed 16-6 16-7 on LAN... Should be a year round point decay like in ATP.
2019-11-07 11:36
#79
NEO | 
Indonesia Kapa_13 
Most rosters don't even last a year, it wouldn't make any sense.
2019-11-07 12:06
#125
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Yeah VP is clearly the real top 1
2019-11-07 22:13
NiKo finally fragging
2019-11-07 10:22
#42
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
4 GOAT players - cold, olof, rain, niko and one young talent broky, great team
2019-11-07 10:24
Eg always starts bad at tournaments. Also a very good performance by Faze.
2019-11-07 10:25
#48
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China Marrrrrco 
so faze is back in its 2017 form smashing every team at 16-6 or 7s, and they are gonna win several events before losing to some home underdog in next major grand Final.
2019-11-07 10:29
#64
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
It's actually looking like that wtf. Never thought I would see 2017 faze again
2019-11-07 11:10
#50
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
NiKo playstyle its like he was played in mouse.... OMG GOAT is back
2019-11-07 10:31
#54
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Norway billson 
EG is fake #1 team
2019-11-07 10:41
#FaZeUp EG least deserved #1 Ever
2019-11-07 10:46
#58
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African Union mikecool 
Faze looking hot now shieeet
2019-11-07 10:48
Thank god the ranking will be adjuted after this. EG top 1 is the biggest joke. They are good tought. But never and never will be number 1.
2019-11-07 10:49
Just a kick in the balls for those who thought they couldn't win playing this way... This is the best way! They have so many capable players, all great fragger and insane game sense, of course Broky is still starting out but has the best teachers in the game... The fact they all can do everything and are always switching strats makes them unpredictable, therefore incredibly hard to counter. Amazing game, well player Faze!
2019-11-07 10:50
#67
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
2019-11-07 11:21
Sick from being jet lagged
2019-11-07 13:18
olofmeister is way too underrated in this FaZe side !
2019-11-07 11:30
Looks like FaZe is back in the game baby
2019-11-07 11:31
NiKo is back bois
2019-11-07 11:32
#73
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Brazil millerjmatos 
dismantled
2019-11-07 11:35
#75
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Germany L1lK1M 
Jetlag...
2019-11-07 11:37
Faze is REALLY looking like a solid top 3 team
2019-11-07 11:42
#77
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
ahahaha this is what happends when NA gets into a tournament on a greencard
2019-11-07 11:49
EZ for Goatzera
2019-11-07 12:04
#81
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
#FaZeUp mens)))
2019-11-07 12:20
too ez LUL NA TOP 1
2019-11-07 12:20
Could FaZe really be back? Hope so!
2019-11-07 12:20
#87
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Albania XLN7 
Grrrrrr
2019-11-07 12:39
Expected nice faze!!
2019-11-07 12:54
Ez FaZe #1 and NiKo #1 player
2019-11-07 13:13
GOATzera and niko
2019-11-07 13:14
#94
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Fluke Geniuses
2019-11-07 13:16
#95
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Goatzera and Niko are too strong.
2019-11-07 13:17
so ez 4 faze, who honestly thought eg had a chance
2019-11-07 13:21
when Faze Players click on the map, it is very difficult for opponents.
2019-11-07 13:33
#101
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
FaZEra #FaZeUp
2019-11-07 13:57
Lol, I knew EG was garb. I never understood how players I used to smash on ESEA are considered some of the best players on earth now. Brehze only good player on EG.
2019-11-07 14:08
#108
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Turkey Diveland 
faze is back
2019-11-07 14:45
Rigged is back LOL
2019-11-07 14:47
#110
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Vietnam n0rdeaux 
FaZe UP bois !!! The time has come
2019-11-07 15:20
Anyone else see FaZe has actually improved? NiKo and coldzera doing their thing, but rain is starting to play well again!
2019-11-07 15:22
#116
NiKo | 
Italy Ros1kk 
So ez for my boi Niko
2019-11-07 15:45
let's goooo niko on fire
2019-11-07 15:53
#119
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Goddayyum
2019-11-07 17:17
Is FaZe back??
2019-11-07 18:16
faze back but they will choke at major.
2019-11-07 18:19
Faze is so full of talent now they barely need strats. Just a powerhouse of fraggers now.
2019-11-08 02:00
FaZe back?
2019-11-08 09:52
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