FaZe send TYLOO packing in Odense
With both teams coming off disappointing defeats in the opening round of the tournament, FaZe and TYLOO faced off to keep their heads above water as elimination loomed. The European side took control of proceedings early on the CT side of Inferno to attain a 5-3 lead, but the slight advantage dissipated quickly as TYLOO consistently opened up the ensuing rounds by dominating in duels. Finding themselves a player down to the lost duels, FaZe crumbled as TYLOO, spearheaded by an impressive performance from Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand, rolled over the defence to secure a 10-5 lead at the halfway mark.
FaZe could only muster two additional rounds at the beginning of the second half as TYLOO continued to run rampant, locking down a six-round streak to close out the map, with a triple AWP kill at the hands of BnTeT concluding the map 16-7.
A revitalised FaZe came out of the gates hot on the T side of Dust2, with a crisp quad kill from Håvard "rain" Nygaard on the P250 kicking off a hugely one-sided half. Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's men continued to fire on all cylinders into halftime, earning themselves a commanding 13-2 lead. A spurt of resistance surfaced from TYLOO as the two teams swapped sides, but any chance of a comeback from the Chinese squad was crushed swiftly as FaZe levelled the series with a 16-5 map victory.
Mirage played host to the decider, where the two squads could not be separated after the opening few rounds. However, a ridiculous 1v2 clutch from NiKo, which included a Marcelo "coldzera" David-inspired jump shot, turned the tide in FaZe’s favour as the European mixture pulled ahead before switching to the Terrorist side with a 10-5 advantage.
Running with the momentum of the first half, FaZe maintained their dominance to brush TYLOO aside briskly, 16-7, to win out the series 2-1 and secure their place in the next round of Group B's lower bracket, in which they will face the loser of the match between Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves.
|TYLOO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT||54 - 45||+9||91.3||1.24|
|YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer||39 - 50||-11||63.6||0.89|
|YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker||38 - 51||-13||66.3||0.85|
|WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman||39 - 49||-10||55.8||0.84|
|HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody||31 - 51||-20||59.6||0.73|