FaZe secure first place in Road to Rio Group B, mousesports out of playoffs running

FaZe have secured a berth in the ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe upper semi-finals after beating Copenhagen Flames for their sixth win in the group stage, while GODSENT put mousesports out of the running for playoffs.

Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and company have kept their winning streak in Road to Rio despite a closely-contested series against the Danish side, who managed to surprise FaZe with a dominant defense on the opening map, Inferno, but ended up losing the series after falling on Dust2 and Train.

With a sixth win in the bag and a final match against c0ntact to go, the European squad has already secured the first seed in Group B, which will see them pitted against Group A's second-placed team — NIP or Astralis — in the upper bracket semi-finals on Wednesday.

An undefeated streak sees FaZe through to the playoffs

Meanwhile, mousesports have continued to suffer from poor form in the Regional Major Ranking tournament, as GODSENT have dealt the Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen-led side their fourth loss in six matches after inspired performances from Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk and Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala on Overpass and Train, respectively.

Despite a four-way or three-way tie for fourth place including mousesports being possible, Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong's squad can not come out on top of any tiebreaking scenario. The remaining three playoffs spots in Group B will be contested among G2, GODSENT, Copenhagen Flames, and North in the last round of matches on Sunday at 18:30 .

Denmark Copenhagen Flames vs. Europe mousesports
Europe GODSENT vs. Spain Movistar Riders
France G2 vs. Denmark North

You can find the current standings of the group below:

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1659
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
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Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1188
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1217
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Godsent best german team now
2020-05-08 22:37
24 replies
#3
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Brazil hrp__
+1
2020-05-08 22:37
5 replies
Real faze will always be >>>>> budget faze
2020-05-09 00:31
4 replies
no
2020-05-09 01:16
1 reply
Trashsports lmao
2020-05-09 07:17
Yes
2020-05-09 05:42
#111
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Austria Krzg16
no
2020-05-09 13:38
+1
2020-05-08 22:38
#9
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
+1
2020-05-08 22:38
#10
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Godzera best player now.
2020-05-08 22:38
2 replies
so what.....counter strike is team-play. even Simpel is the best player in the world,,,no major
2020-05-09 15:38
1 reply
Simpel? Nice mens
2020-05-10 11:27
#12
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Sweden SofoRion
You have like 1 german in the team LUL
2020-05-08 22:39
7 replies
That’s still one more than mouz (the previous best German team) xD
2020-05-08 22:45
4 replies
lmao
2020-05-09 02:52
#86
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Brazil SecondKS
Do not is germany team, also like mibr don't is a NA team
2020-05-09 04:51
Karrigan is Jerman
2020-05-09 11:18
1 reply
lol
2020-05-09 12:46
ever saw NoChance flair next to a german flag?
2020-05-08 23:13
#65
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Sweden Fizze
Its founded by DW?
2020-05-09 00:15
NoChance and denying teams major spot name a better duo
2020-05-08 23:16
#70
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United States yee47
BIG Clan tho?
2020-05-09 01:03
#94
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Portugal Silvah4i20
what a dumb dude , i know my country dont have any team on t2 like big , but you are delusional guy dude 1 german on the time wtf are you sayinng with best german team , 100% sure you are just a no brain delusional.
2020-05-09 07:31
1 reply
G2 best Spanish team 😎
2020-05-09 11:16
"German team" lol Keep dreaming but there is no top tier german team right now
2020-05-10 01:33
#2
FalleN | 
Brazil 9exe_
ez cold
2020-05-08 22:37
FAZE UP
2020-05-08 22:37
2 replies
#69
NiKo | 
Croatia Chongy
+1
2020-05-09 00:51
+1
2020-05-09 19:21
#5
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB
ez 4 STYKO
2020-05-08 22:38
overrated
2020-05-08 22:38
"mouz can still make it to playoffs- due to round difference" Can they? :>
2020-05-08 22:39
27 replies
#39
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Germany _PH1L
hltv can be wrong
2020-05-08 23:07
22 replies
If they win they will pray for G2 also.
2020-05-08 23:17
21 replies
Godsent should beat movistars at this point And G2 could easily beat North They just have to beat CPH Flames If this happens Faze doesn't matter G2 will be 5-2 Godsent will be 5-2 Mouz will be 3-4 North will be 3-4 CPH Flames will be 3-4 c0ntact doesn't matter Mouz has a good round differential compared to north and when beating CPH Flames they have a higher round differential than them too.
2020-05-08 23:26
15 replies
yeah this is what i think as well ???
2020-05-08 23:38
#56
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Sweden dodin0
i dont think its round differens in this, think its the head to head
2020-05-08 23:47
10 replies
Yep. We're fucked.
2020-05-08 23:57
5 replies
#60
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Sweden dodin0
what happens if mouz win over flames and north lose? all those have 9 right
2020-05-08 23:58
4 replies
Mouz still out cz of h2h as far as i know
2020-05-09 02:06
2 replies
Mouz lost 2-0 to North North lost 2-0 to CPH Flames If mouz beats CPH Flames 2-0 Then h2h is the same? And mouz would be on top with round differential
2020-05-09 20:59
1 reply
#51 Except they can't bc second tiebraker isn't round difference
2020-05-10 12:47
They still don't qualify because of map difference
2020-05-09 11:20
CF won North North won mouz mouz have to win CF then the round difference should come into play that's just what I thought, idk
2020-05-09 00:09
3 replies
No...since mouz won just 4 match yet ,lost 10 .CF already won 9 matches and lost 7.if mouz win 2-0 CF will be 9-9 still front of Mouz. Mouz eliminated no matter scores are.
2020-05-09 01:08
1 reply
aha totally forgot about this aspect, had no idea it matters, it's not shown anywhere
2020-05-09 11:06
+1
2020-05-09 09:56
Ropz and Frozen can't win alone, karrigan is the biggest problem.
2020-05-09 01:31
1 reply
Nop...as in faze he propably isnt....kicking ur igl is a bad idea most of the time lmao....look at faze, EG for example....3 fluke tourneys and then gone
2020-05-09 02:06
H2h not round differential Mouz lost to north, movistar and God sent Therefore mouz can not be higher than north. North is 5th in the group rn going 3-3. Even If mouz wins they will have the same amount of wins. Therefore mouz can not qualify.
2020-05-09 02:19
I think G2 won't lose to North so Mouz just have to win CPH
2020-05-09 09:56
4 replies
They still can't qualify bc its h2h mouz lost to north
2020-05-09 23:16
3 replies
north won mouz cph won north if mouz win cph, rounds will decide who goes to the play-offs
2020-05-10 09:50
2 replies
#51 Why does everyone keep thinking second tiebraker is round difference?
2020-05-10 10:33
1 reply
idk I just forgot about map difference
2020-05-10 11:33
They can't If they win 2-0 against CPH Flames: They will tie 2-2 with CPH Flames and North on map difference (with Movistar Riders in the mix CPH Flames and North advance with this tiebreak) Then overall map difference is the next tiebreak and mouz lost so much maps that no matter what, the other teams will have superior overall map difference
2020-05-09 05:36
Actually no mibr had like 23 rd and liquid had 0 but still liquid went yo playoffs
2020-05-09 05:38
"Despite a four-way or three-way tie for fourth place including mousesports being possible, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's squad can not come out on top of any tiebreaking scenario."
2020-05-09 06:57
#105
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Australia Dredd_6
Thought the same till I saw NA. Gen.G finished above 100T even though 100T has the better round diff.... stupid how it’s H2H and why no sport uses it compared to round diff... D U M B
2020-05-09 11:20
stinky
2020-05-08 22:39
Mouz not top10 rn
2020-05-08 22:40
#15
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Malaysia Suno[t]
gj niko and frens :)
2020-05-08 22:40
#16
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Mouz KEKW
2020-05-08 22:40
#18
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Sweden Nokkeri
Is mouz really out of it? If G2 wins > North Mouz > CF with for example 32-0 (most important 2-0) then all of them should be on 9 points and have a tiebreak that goes down to round difference?
2020-05-08 22:41
10 replies
comes down to map difference, not round difference
2020-05-08 23:09
7 replies
wait, if mouz 2-0, then it comes down to round difference between the maps, so mouz isnt out yet, but they need a convincing win against flames
2020-05-08 23:10
6 replies
not even convincing either, they went 16-14 16-12 against north, they just need to win like 16-8 twice
2020-05-08 23:11
5 replies
Still, doesn't matter mouz map difference is very bad
2020-05-09 23:21
4 replies
no, it's just map difference between the tied teams, not in general
2020-05-09 23:51
3 replies
2020-05-10 10:30
2 replies
nvm
2020-05-10 17:17
but i see the comment lmao, i understand why mouz is out, but yeah the tiebreaker that seals them is the map difference due to the other teams have 1-2 losses and mouz 0-2 losses
2020-05-10 17:17
1. Points amassed between the tied participants (direct match win > direct match loss) 2. Map difference between the tied participants (3:2 maps > 3:3 maps) 3. Number of map wins between the tied participants (3:3 maps > 2:2 maps) 4. Overall map difference - Four-way tie with Flames/North/Movistar Mouz are out on the 1st tiebreaker because they would have only won one match in three against these teams while both North and Flames would have 2 wins - Three-way tie with Flames/North 1st tiebreaker useless, they all went 1-1, but mouz are out on the 2nd tiebreaker in case of a 2-1 win over Flames (Flames 3-2, North 2-2, mouz 2-3 map difference) OR mouz survive 2nd tiebreaker because all teams would be 2-2 on maps, same with the 3rd, but they're out on the 4th because they'd have an overall 6-10 map difference while Flames would have 9-9 and North 8-9 or 9-9
2020-05-08 23:27
1 reply
#53
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Sweden Nokkeri
Ohhh i thought it went to round difference between the tied team after map difference between the tied teams. Thanks for clarifying!
2020-05-08 23:32
Imagine calling karrigan 1 of the best IGL in the world LUL FaZeUp!
2020-05-08 22:41
6 replies
Without karrigan this version of faze wouldn't even be here. And dont forget he brought faze 7 trophies and a second place at the major
2020-05-08 22:46
2 replies
2020-05-08 22:55
yes... karrigan and not niko rain and guardian who were all top5 players
2020-05-08 23:34
Mouz have still achieved more than faze since karrigan left.
2020-05-08 22:49
2 replies
What are achievements: IEM Katowice ESL One Cologne Majors Mousesports : IEM Katowice 2019 group stage ESL One Cologne 2019 not in playoffs Starladder Berlin Major group stage IEM Katowice 2020 not in playoffs. Rest tournaments aren't achievements
2020-05-08 22:54
1 reply
Lol winning pro league is not an achievement? you’re clearly delusional. But sure if we go with your logic faze have been irrelevant for years and that I can agree with.
2020-05-08 22:59
noobsports
2020-05-08 22:46
#28
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Czech Republic PaYaB
why is here still this type of tiebreaking, they should just do tiebreak bo1 or something
2020-05-08 22:48
coldzera is real
2020-05-08 22:57
Expected from flukesports
2020-05-08 22:59
NIKO TOP1, COLD TOP2 HLTV 2020 CONFIRMED: imgur.com/a/c7HYoEG
2020-05-08 23:10
1 reply
lol @device
2020-05-08 23:14
#52
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Europe t.o.p
keep up the streak faze!
2020-05-08 23:31
Poo
2020-05-08 23:57
#FaZeUp
2020-05-09 00:04
the hell is goin on seems Mouse is not build for Online plays i mean this pure garbage what went down in road to rio thumbs up for maikelelel though !
2020-05-09 00:08
2 replies
They're trash since krieg nerfed
2020-05-09 02:08
1 reply
mouse didnt use much kriegs in the first place mabe frozen and w0xic i thought fnatic is done aswell i though brollan will go 5 kills 20 deaths evry game but he proved me wrong
2020-05-10 19:31
kings
2020-05-09 00:16
FazeUp
2020-05-09 00:36
Ropz and Frozen can't win alone
2020-05-09 01:25
Faze won, geng won, mouz lost Good day
2020-05-09 01:31
#76
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United States raymoney
A good day for me I hate mouz!!!
2020-05-09 01:36
EZ4FAZE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD #FAZETHEFUCKUP! #FAZEUP #GODNIKO #GODBROKY #GODMEISTER #GODZERA #RAINMONSTA
2020-05-09 01:36
DUMBASSES... I DONT TRUST THESE GUYS:: SO ULRTA INSONSINENT
2020-05-09 01:42
#87
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Brazil SecondKS
+alex -emi when c0ntact?
2020-05-09 04:52
#91
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United States 1point25
very sad that all this tournament is online may be lan could be more decisive
2020-05-09 05:53
1 reply
currently not possible but agree
2020-05-09 08:19
Lets go g2
2020-05-09 08:48
4 replies
+1 G2 Second
2020-05-09 11:20
3 replies
Its a do or die match right? Whoever wins qualifies?
2020-05-09 17:12
2 replies
if g2 loses they will be 3/4(still qualify but lower bracket) if they win 2nd so higher bracket. But they NEED to win this imo.
2020-05-09 17:13
1 reply
Alright thanks mate.
2020-05-09 20:49
#97
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United States clockworkk
kriegsports is out this is the best day of my life
2020-05-09 09:54
#102
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Australia Dredd_6
Rip Mouz... robbed by stupid H2H shit and why no sport uses it.... but trash to be in that position in the first place...
2020-05-09 11:21
Mouz suck so bad... all of Karrigans teams die after a year
2020-05-09 11:17
mouz coffin dancing with godsent movistar and north holding them
2020-05-09 11:21
No they have to tade one whole player for an igl who frags like shit and some performance drop in niko. But now they can add much more exp and firepower with a player like cold who can bring in clutches and play positions without support player, it also suits faze's playstyle.
2020-05-09 13:40
Ez4FaZe
2020-05-09 15:42
#115
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Czech Republic PaYaB
So my glorious shout after that win vs g2 was for nothing. Okay.
2020-05-09 16:40
FazeUp
2020-05-09 17:20
EZ
2020-05-09 17:20
Lot of these results show how incredibly shitty was whole SG "meta" (or we can call it joke?) . It was way too fucked up, but what is worse for WAY too long. It is perfectly visible on weaker players in pretty much each top team (there are some exceptions of course), who can't suddenly abuse that OP crap and their stats plummeted. And skilled players suddenly shine, as they always should. Btw i still wish for a slight buff for M4-S and even more for M4-A as its quite expensive now.
2020-05-09 19:20
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