FaZe, fnatic book Pro League Finals spots

FaZe and fnatic have qualified for the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals after assuring themselves of a top-two finish in the European Group B.

The BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen champions punched their ticket to Odense even before the final match of the day after securing their second 2-0 victory of this stage, this time against the combative HellRaisers. Even the worst possible scenario - a three-way tie at the top with a 0-2 defeat to fnatic on Monday - would see FaZe through on account of a better overall map record.

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's troops came out with all guns blazing on Overpass, HellRaisers's map choice, as they raced to a 12-3 lead on the CT side. It looked like the game was a foregone conclusion as FaZe grabbed the second half pistol, but HellRaisers responded in an eco round and began to chip away at the enormous deficit. Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's side kept their opponents from stringing rounds together before falling in the 29th round, leaving FaZe's fans to wonder why the team had left it so late to claim the victory.

FaZe were made to work hard to beat HellRaisers

Dust2 was fiercely contested from the offset, with only one round separating the two teams at the break. Just like on Overpass, FaZe won the pistol round after the break and then fell apart in an anti-eco round, with HellRaisers grabbing that momentum to grab a 13-8 lead.

FaZe seemed to be running out of ideas as they struggled to break through HellRaisers' defense, which was led by an in-form Alexander "scoobyxie" Marynych. But then a successful mid-B split with nothing but Desert Eagles changed the tide of the game: the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen champions capitalised on that let-off and took control of proceedings to lock down the map in the 30th round and assure themselves of a spot at the LAN Finals in Denmark next month.

Matchpage
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0
17th November 2019
16
Overpass
13
16
Dust2
14
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 43 - 32 +11 76.9 1.20
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 43 - 34 +9 73.8 1.19
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 38 - 42 -4 82.7 1.06
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 40 - 36 +4 74.4 1.04
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 26 - 37 -11 52.3 0.77
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynychscoobyxie 48 - 36 +12 80.3 1.25
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' KaretinFlarich 43 - 36 +7 82.4 1.16
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 35 - 38 -3 66.7 0.92
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 30 - 32 -2 57.9 0.88
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 25 - 50 -25 60.0 0.65

Meanwhile, Vitality suffered a major blow in the form of a three-map defeat to fnatic - who were once again forced to field Rasmus "kreaz" Johansson as a stand-in due to Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson's health issues. The French team jumped out to a commanding 8-1 lead on the Terrorist side of Nuke but went into the break up by just three rounds after taking their foot off the gas in the final stages of the half. After switching over to the offense, fnatic still grabbed the pistol round, but then they gifted Vitality a victory in an anti-eco round and the French side took full advantage of it as they ran away with the lead and easily closed out the map.

fnatic took control of proceedings on Mirage and went into the break up by five rounds after constantly catching Vitality off-guard in eco rounds. After losing the second half pistol, Vitality made a slight climb back into the game with a successful force buy and a 1v3 clutch by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, but fnatic would not let their lead slip and kept their defense tight and compact to take the series to a third map.

fnatic came back from a map down to defeat Vitality

Vitality were visibly shaken up but a trio of headshots from Richard "shox" Papillon in the pistol round restored faith among the team's fans. The French side were in the lead for the majority of the half, but fnatic launched a late comeback to head into the break up 8-7. The second half was a one-way street as the Swedes kept the Terrorists at bay with a water-tight defense, giving up two rounds before walking away with a 16-9 success, inflicting a crushing defeat on Vitality, who are left to wonder what went wrong in a series that initially seemed to be theirs to lose.

Matchpage
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17th November 2019
9
Nuke
16
16
Mirage
9
16
Inferno
9
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 60 - 46 +14 93.3 1.28
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johanssonkreaz 58 - 45 +13 78.2 1.21
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 63 - 49 +14 86.7 1.20
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 47 - 51 -4 73.5 1.09
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 38 - 53 -15 60.6 0.88
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 54 - 50 +4 74.9 1.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 53 - 47 +6 77.7 1.08
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 46 - 57 -11 74.3 0.95
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 49 - 55 -6 70.8 0.92
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 42 - 57 -15 65.2 0.83

There are now just two spots up for grabs at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, which will go to the top side of the Americas Group B, headlined by FURIA and 100 Thieves, and to the winner of Monday's clash between Grayhound and ORDER in the Oceanic group.

The team list for the Danish event, which will be held from December 3-8 in Odense, currently looks as follows:

France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1671
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynych
Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynych
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
230
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
#1
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Norway PeteZz 
Wut I want to thank all my fans for coming first. The climb is intense, and you just want to turn around before you fall off the side of the mountain. But when you stand there. At the top.. No feeling can match it. All those hours of preparation, all the sacrifices. The view. You understand that you achieved something great, and you can be proud, just for that one second, before you reboot.. and start over..
2019-11-18 01:26
#6
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Brazil hrp_ 
They should get MIBR out of this. What a wasted spot.
2019-11-18 01:24
a Brazilian hater, common
2019-11-18 01:30
#22
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Brazil hrp_ 
what ? I am just not BIASED.
2019-11-18 01:32
you are, If they are here, they desire it
2019-11-18 01:36
#30
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Brazil hrp_ 
sure kkkkkkkkkk they're only there because many delusional brazilians like watch tier3 teams from our country lmao nt vini
2019-11-18 01:37
??? they were not invited to it, all the teams had to qualify
2019-11-18 02:33
#122
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Australia kaos0002 
They had quite possibly the easiest group to qualify tbh
2019-11-19 00:01
Deserve*
2019-11-18 02:19
#59
gAuLeS | 
Liechtenstein KotoPRO 
Atk , tylul, mouz, navi, heroic are worst than mibr and u say that only mibr is an "wasted spot" lulz
2019-11-18 02:42
Ur joking if u think mouz navi and heroic are worse than mibr
2019-11-18 02:44
#61
gAuLeS | 
Liechtenstein KotoPRO 
Lol... We Will see.
2019-11-18 02:45
#79
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
Expected from a guy that thinks mibr>astralis
2019-11-18 06:33
Gaules fan man, no brain
2019-11-18 07:06
#108
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Singapore FallBlade 
+1
2019-11-18 11:32
Ok They owned EG... first stage... u'll se more soon if u think beting vs mibr being any team but liquid / astralis is safe ,u have mental desaabilities.
2019-11-20 08:57
nice win vs EG, hope they continue this form
2019-11-20 13:09
ya , im not a hter from any of the teams i mentioned.. its just a fact that only astralis basecly alone is the best team atm (faze arguable atm) all the other teams are basecly the same level (navi , mibr, eg, etc )
2019-11-20 19:42
#73
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Denmark QBE_ 
MIBR IS THE DEFINITION OF GARBAGE LMFAO
2019-11-18 04:35
Hello excuse me it's M16R
2019-11-18 07:06
#88
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Denmark QBE_ 
sorry my bad, you are right(((
2019-11-18 07:15
#74
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Portugal MR_CAL 
Lmao what a fucking retard
2019-11-18 04:42
#119
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United States @FyreCS 
Good jobs mens))))
2019-11-18 19:56
#2
Twistzz | 
Hungary syos 
Ayyy not #1
2019-11-18 01:25
#9
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Brazil hrp_ 
nt, not today
2019-11-18 01:25
#41
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Finland Smoonah 
-rain fk nub
2019-11-18 01:49
#3
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Sweden Nokkeri 
feelsgoodman
2019-11-18 01:23
expected
2019-11-18 01:24
#24
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Brazil gresote 
coldzera is back
2019-11-18 01:32
#106
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Netherlands RiberiA 
Plastic fan, guess your flair was MiBR before
2019-11-18 10:07
Ez 4 fnatic with stand-in
2019-11-18 01:24
#7
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Sweden Swedish_CS_Fan 
God Kreaz
2019-11-18 01:24
Brother of krimz with same surname and in game name barely same with two different alphabet
2019-11-18 01:26
#94
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Finland veganisti 
yes very mykke (JW BESTESTTEST)
2019-11-18 07:24
#96
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Hungary Gombi_ 
Yeah, get him out of shitty bp5 even I as a Hungarian know that his talent will be wasted there.
2019-11-18 07:27
#8
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United States WubbaBubba14 
No surprise there.
2019-11-18 01:25
Ty Mira
2019-11-18 01:25
broky #1 best unknown player 2020
2019-11-18 01:25
#19
cry | 
Turkey IsNotFree 
he is eco fragger
2019-11-18 01:30
#38
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India Grimm_jow 
Won a eco round for faze at 8-13 and started the comeback.
2019-11-18 01:46
snax fan talking broky better than the entire polish scene rn XAXAXAXAXA
2019-11-18 13:04
-broky +zywoo! Please somebody save ZywoO!
2019-11-18 02:20
zywoo speaks zero English, they'd all have to speak French
2019-11-18 04:52
He speaks Lenchois
2019-11-18 07:17
#91
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France LeDiplomate 
Worth it
2019-11-18 07:21
Zywoo speaks english decently enough from what I can tell from FPL games. He just doesn’t do interviews.
2019-11-18 08:10
Cuz doesnt want to be sunNy
2019-11-18 09:07
Probably better english than Coldzera!
2019-11-18 21:54
Swedish and French CS LUL
2019-11-18 01:25
Whats wrong with swedish cs? Best team in the World + NiP and Olof in faze.
2019-11-18 01:38
gg, Vitality lol more than months without tournaments, lost ECS quali, lost EPL quali ZywOo should leave if he wants to win
2019-11-18 01:25
-NBK +shox -aleksib +sunny most retarded roster changes of 2019 confirmed
2019-11-18 01:29
yeah, NBK was helping with IGL, now they has 1 igl and nobody cant shoot except ZywOo
2019-11-18 01:32
Shox killed alot today
2019-11-18 01:43
including Vitality's future
2019-11-18 02:19
Ooooooofffffffff
2019-11-18 05:12
#92
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France LeDiplomate 
nt cafardinho
2019-11-18 07:22
que?!?!?!?
2019-11-18 18:22
#95
JW | 
United States Deso1ation 
This had to be set up wtf.
2019-11-18 07:25
#47
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Don't put those 2 roster changes in the same league. -aleksib +sunny is just another level of stupidity
2019-11-18 02:11
I agree -aleksib has no contenders when it comes to being the WORST roster move of the year, but +shox is the closest to second place there is.
2019-11-18 02:18
#54
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
I think -zeus was also a bad move , but it's debatable. -karrigan and -golden in 2019 were also dumb. What's up with teams kicking their igl for a washed up fragger?
2019-11-18 02:30
-karrigan happened in 2018 btw
2019-11-18 02:31
#63
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Argentina Joedash 
+1
2019-11-18 02:59
#69
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Yes , that's what I meant to say. -golden also in 2018
2019-11-18 03:37
+1 lmao
2019-11-18 03:07
#15
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Turkey Diveland 
#alwaysfnatic #roadtotop1
2019-11-18 01:26
#42
cry | 
Turkey IsNotFree 
top1 hahaha maybe in your dreams
2019-11-18 01:50
#114
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Turkey Diveland 
snax fan omegalul
2019-11-18 15:39
2019-11-18 01:28
they are, but they're completely irrelevant as fnatic and faze have already qualified each having 6 points whereas VIT and HR have 0
2019-11-18 01:30
fnc vs faze is for seeding but hr vs vit is useless
2019-11-18 01:34
I think esl seeds finals groups by their own ranking and ignore how team got to the finals
2019-11-18 07:03
#93
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France LeDiplomate 
But these matches will affect the rankings.
2019-11-18 07:23
#29
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Ukraine ksay 
not completely they affect seeding
2019-11-18 01:36
completely irrelevant for qualification, relevant for seeding, 'tis just bad wording
2019-11-18 02:06
oh ty for clearing up
2019-11-18 01:39
#Vforvictory Oh wait they can‘t even win fnatic with fake budget krimz
2019-11-18 01:29
#25
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Korea ecsta_s1 
rip krimz aka budget kreaz
2019-11-18 01:33
what csgo became. some guy named kreaz with 0 lan experience beat team with such a high standards. Some will reply cry, but this is fact csgo is crashed a lot of. Congratz fnatic, gl further
2019-11-18 01:36
#40
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Colombia MonstarX 
Brollan was 0 experience in LAN playing with Fnatic in his beginning, and had so good results :)
2019-11-18 01:48
same for brollan. i was talking for all players but took creaz for example in this case
2019-11-19 20:33
#44
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Norway Maximilianmus 
vitality just suck
2019-11-18 01:58
u cant say they suck.. little respect i think :D
2019-11-19 20:39
#127
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Nepal askyee 
ok. zywoo dont suck, rest suck
2019-11-19 20:43
#55
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Cryisfree
2019-11-18 02:31
#82
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Sweden swediztann3 
Vitality high standard? 4 fkn bots + zywoo. Without zywoo this team wouldnt be in top 50
2019-11-18 07:01
that 4 fkn bots were brand for CS 2012-2015 before update came out...I dont like vitality, but little respect is good :D
2019-11-19 20:41
#98
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Sweden Kasidro 
No vitality has just been utter shit lately
2019-11-18 08:15
they are shit lately, but i was talking about csgo situation with young players..
2019-11-19 20:42
#128
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Sweden Kasidro 
the larger problem is that a lot of washed up old players are still getting positions on tier1 teams when there is better young talents that could take their spots.
2019-11-19 21:08
I must say u are right, update on 2016 has changed a lot of CSGO, and Counter Strike as game. The way CSGO is played today doesnt work out for old talents/players.
2019-11-20 00:01
#107
shrek | 
United States 69420 
When you're good you're good Doesn't matter if he has 0 lan experience
2019-11-18 11:20
-APEX -APEX -APEX
2019-11-18 01:42
#37
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Brazil gresote 
apex legends kkkkkkkk
2019-11-18 01:45
Nah that guy has nothing to do in the pro scene
2019-11-18 06:37
#104
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Its a joke men)))
2019-11-18 09:11
#109
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Denmark zorglubx 
I know it should not impact he's game.. but damn he's nail biting habit is really annoying to look at, like a little kid, please do that stuff when you're alone!
2019-11-18 12:01
#36
EliGE | 
United States Skydude 
Botky played really decent today
2019-11-18 01:43
#39
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Finland Smoonah 
soobydoooo
2019-11-18 01:48
#43
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
Expected
2019-11-18 01:57
#46
bruttJ | 
Canada roylin 
Vitality lost to a team with Stand in.......
2019-11-18 02:06
#48
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
zywho?
2019-11-18 02:14
wp kreaz
2019-11-18 02:25
French super team lulw Nbk was the problm lulw
2019-11-18 02:39
NBK is laughing heavily 4 sure xDDDDDD
2019-11-18 03:07
#68
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African Union mikecool 
Oh shiet mang. That's hilarious. I thought vitality was gonna win since no krimz, but fnatic rekt them. Awesome.
2019-11-18 03:33
#70
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United States Fin4life 
brasil CS is dead....
2019-11-18 03:37
Shitality go home retards Waiting for your disband
2019-11-18 03:42
I made a correct guess on Fnatic win
2019-11-18 03:43
#76
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Taiwan Mafuuyu 
save scoobyxie
2019-11-18 05:05
#78
NiKo | 
Vietnam kinasbao 
ESL ban HLTV reporter ?
2019-11-18 05:27
VITALITY LOL
2019-11-18 06:33
#100
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Asia 0rbit_Strike 
Great game
2019-11-18 08:43
#103
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Zywootality cant win against fnatic wirh budget krimz lol
2019-11-18 09:09
LOSING TO STANDIN BECAUSE ZYWOO CANT DROP 40 KILLS EVERY MAP KKKKKKKKKKKKK JUST DISBAND AND SAVE ZYWOO
2019-11-18 13:05
KREAZ!
2019-11-18 15:12
-broky + zywoo! Somebody please save ZywoO!
2019-11-18 16:13
#120
TaZ | 
Sweden Sneaken 
Nice.
2019-11-18 19:58
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