FaZe edge out GODSENT in DreamHack Masters Spring

FaZe got their DreamHack Masters Spring campaign off to a good start after taking down GODSENT 2-1 in Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras' first match with the team.

The world No.7 passed their first test since benching Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer but still showed some signs of rustiness against a team ranked 11 places below them and also fielding a brand new lineup after replacing Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill with Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen.

Both debutants had their moments in the series, especially the Danish AWPer, who led GODSENT's comeback on Inferno from 5-10 down after the team had lost their Nuke pick. The series came to a close on Dust2, where FaZe were far too hot for their opponents to handle thanks to solid displays from Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard. With the three points in the bag, FaZe will now turn their attention to Tuesday's match against the red-hot Spirit, who began the tournament with a 2-0 beating of fnatic.

The opening stages of Nuke, GODSENT's map pick, were highly-contested as neither side managed to get much of an advantage. After that initial period, FaZe enjoyed a clear spell of dominance, with GODSENT picking up a solitary round, courtesy of a quad-kill by Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković , as NiKo and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David powered their team to an 11-4 lead.

FaZe were in no mood to take pity on their opponents and added to their lead after overturning a 2v3 situation in the pistol round with great teamwork by NiKo and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants. But all of a sudden, the game was turned on its head after GODSENT responded with nothing but pistols to find a much-needed lifeline.

coldzera ended the match with a series-high 1.36 rating

That round sparked a dream run by GODSENT, who began to eat away at FaZe's lead, prompting Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović to finally call a tactical pause when the two teams were separated by just one round. The team came alive after that, with key triple-kills from coldzera and Bymas helping FaZe to lock down a hard-fought map.

Inferno began with a flying start from FaZe, who jumped out to a 7-0 lead after running over GODSENT, who averaged little over a frag per round during this initial period of the game. After calling a tactical pause, Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend's troops tightened up and gradually took the upper hand, but they were still limited to five rounds after wasting two advantageous situations late in the half.

FaZe's players looked disjointed after switching over to the CT side, especially over on B, where they were often picked off by Maden. GODSENT shut down any chances of their opponents stringing rounds together or finding their footing in the game, with Farlig posting a 1.78 T rating as he helped his team to a narrow victory to tie the series.

The final map, Dust2, was the most lopsided of the three. After losing the initial two rounds, FaZe took control of proceedings, ruthlessly ripping the GODSENT defense apart to head into the break with a solid 10-5 lead. The trend continued after the break as NiKo's charges quickly hit series point, putting the match to bed shortly afterward in what was essentially an eco round thanks to a trio of kills from the Bosnian with a saved AWP.

Matchpage
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1
25th May 2020
16
Nuke
12
14
Inferno
16
16
Dust2
7
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 71 - 45 +26 86.0 1.36
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 64 - 51 +13 90.7 1.29
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 56 - 40 +16 73.0 1.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 56 - 53 +3 80.3 1.15
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' PipirasBymas 46 - 45 +1 59.0 1.00
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' JensenFarlig 52 - 51 +1 67.5 1.00
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 56 - 60 -4 78.2 1.00
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 47 - 59 -12 72.4 0.89
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković Maden 48 - 60 -12 61.3 0.82
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 30 - 63 -33 52.2 0.67
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.09
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
God Bymas already better than olof, faze top 1 very soon
2020-05-25 22:10
Ez4 god Niko Nice stats from ecozera as well lol pog
2020-05-25 22:10
#9
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North America ProudNAfan 
Ez for God BYMAS
2020-05-25 22:11
Coldzera too stronk
2020-05-26 00:36
#75
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Europe chespiZ 
cold is cheating br cant be g00d just bench everywhere
2020-05-26 01:11
#98
coldzera | 
Brazil mtrs 
-1
2020-05-26 04:40
-1 bait
2020-05-26 13:30
Also #FreeFarlig
2020-05-25 22:11
ecozera in your pants
2020-05-25 22:19
Woah no homo my friend (23+1)
2020-05-26 01:12
He is not better... Olof should make team with lekro and gardian xD
2020-05-25 22:12
Team name: The Washed Ups
2020-05-26 13:13
Funny coming from a fallen fan
2020-05-26 23:50
fallen is failing as igl but not as awper. his individual skills are still insane.
2020-05-27 02:38
Fragging against tier2 and tier3 teams tho
2020-05-27 17:15
+1
2020-05-26 01:55
-1
2020-05-26 13:09
#2
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Portugal CrappyJayPee 
Farlig also carries GODSENT. Poor man...
2020-05-25 22:10
definitely pog
2020-05-25 22:11
#12
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Portugal CrappyJayPee 
PogU
2020-05-25 22:11
#31
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Faroe Islands |imperator 
nope he doesnt
2020-05-25 22:23
#46
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Indonesia lumayan 
+1
2020-05-25 22:49
+1
2020-05-26 00:33
#121
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
He's one hell of a player but +1
2020-05-26 10:55
>1.00 rating >carried g0dsent BTW James "Farlig" Bond.
2020-05-26 05:16
#107
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Germany Jermen 
Dude got outfragged by bot Styko...
2020-05-26 07:36
He missed a lot of easy shots and lost rounds for them. Dunno what match you saw but it wasn't from this Universum.
2020-05-26 08:37
He probably just checked K/D and rating.
2020-05-26 13:17
#3
trouto | 
United Kingdom c1ties 
yes
2020-05-25 22:10
#4
United Kingdom Res0 
Not the best start of Bymas but I hope he can improve!
2020-05-25 22:10
It was a great start
2020-05-25 22:20
That spray transfer on Nuke A site says it all. The kid is a beast.
2020-05-26 13:20
It was a good start to this youngster if he could play decent in his first official match he will become just stronger and hopefully faze will keep him.
2020-05-25 23:11
He was nervous af tbh. Those last two nuke rounds were insane
2020-05-25 23:36
#81
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Brazil millerjmatos 
+1 but was a great start anyway
2020-05-26 01:38
expected
2020-05-25 22:10
#6
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Portugal Potato_English 
ez game
2020-05-25 22:10
ez against BOTSENT
2020-05-25 22:11
#13
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Brunei cyLoL 
Lmao can barley bear godsent
2020-05-25 22:11
#14
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
-Jugi +Farlig
2020-05-25 22:12
#17
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Chile cristiaan 
+1
2020-05-25 22:14
+1
2020-05-25 22:19
#29
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Denmark Menterx 
+1
2020-05-25 22:21
#47
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Indonesia lumayan 
-1
2020-05-25 22:50
#48
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Bntet Polish Pride
2020-05-25 22:51
+1
2020-05-26 00:46
except astralis dont need an awper rn, unless they want to move dev1ce to rifle, which wouldnt be bad either
2020-05-25 23:26
#58
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
i mean i dont think Jugi has ever played as a rifler either but they still got him in and fielded him in. I know there are 2 different back stories to both players but still why not. And yes , Device on rifle is pretty good too , too bad we dont get to see more of it.
2020-05-25 23:29
I think one of the reasons they chose jugi, besides he being a free agent, aws because, just like es3tag, he has played a variaty of roles in the past
2020-05-26 01:30
#85
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
He has? I was under the impression that he has been awper only in his whole career.
2020-05-26 02:12
maybe, at this point i cant track danish players anymore xD there are so fuckin many of them at the top tiers xD between astralis, north, heroic and newer squads like mad lions and c. flames and players in mixes like complexity and mouse and the free agents, i dont fuckin know who did what at what point
2020-05-26 02:39
#119
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Denmark rEkZA 
He's pretty good with riffles... at least in faceit pugs xD. but yeah he's always been an awper
2020-05-26 10:32
#16
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Chile cristiaan 
-Bymas +Loba
2020-05-25 22:13
#18
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Japan Amatsuk1 
Farlig better go to astralis man you deserve better
2020-05-25 22:13
#19
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Good job
2020-05-25 22:14
Thank you
2020-05-25 22:32
Good luck Bymas. I hope you will improving better and better.
2020-05-25 22:15
Goatzera
2020-05-25 22:15
same old shit, again either cold or niko carrying faze ffs. Broky's pretty good but Rain :(
2020-05-25 22:16
Everyone's good rn mens
2020-05-25 22:20
+1
2020-05-26 04:04
Are u kidding me?? Dont look at stats watch the game. Everyone played good.
2020-05-26 04:03
Rain played very well on dust.
2020-05-26 13:22
everyone on FaZe was stepping up on all 3 maps, winning clutches, trading very well and getting multikills.
2020-05-26 13:32
Baitzera
2020-05-25 22:19
#27
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Bymas looked scared. He should get much better with time.
2020-05-25 22:20
#30
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
He is 16 and never played in a team anywhere close to this level. I would get nervous too.
2020-05-25 22:22
+1 look at broky from first event to now
2020-05-25 22:35
Yes these 2 youngsters are Gods to be
2020-05-25 22:37
coldzera plays well every single match, its scary
2020-05-25 22:25
He's a god
2020-05-25 22:31
1 mil hire justified
2020-05-26 13:28
#34
mir | 
Russia M13F 
kekw where Spirit vs Fnatic news?
2020-05-25 22:31
It was so sad and brutal. Fnatic paid hltv to not lost the embarrassment
2020-05-25 22:32
#37
mir | 
Russia M13F 
or hltv just racist))
2020-05-25 22:33
Rape is not allowed here
2020-05-26 13:29
#137
mir | 
Russia M13F 
xD
2020-05-26 13:33
#39
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United States AproximateCS 
Olof wasn't Benched, he stepped down. Otherwise good article
2020-05-25 22:35
He was benched behind closed doors due to poor performance and low rating. For publicity purposes and for olof, it is labeled fatigue and rest.
2020-05-25 22:36
#44
coldzera | 
Brazil sAA_ 
nice story
2020-05-25 22:40
could be, why not loss of motivation ? haha thats just another way to say that he is just bad
2020-05-25 23:03
#63
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United States AproximateCS 
Man he had played like 3 fpl matches in 3 months lmao. It was obvious as fuck he wasn't enjoying the game.
2020-05-26 00:12
no motivation because he was shit hltv.org/stats/players/matches/885/olofm..
2020-05-26 00:22
#82
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United States AproximateCS 
Back when he had motivation. hltv.org/stats/players/885/olofmeister?e..
2020-05-26 01:41
#64
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United States AproximateCS 
Man he had played like 3 fpl matches in 3 months lmao. It was obvious as fuck he wasn't enjoying the game.
2020-05-26 00:13
#108
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Croatia cLutcheR7 
pretty sure he steps down even if he is benched he told his team that he doesn't have motivation but continue playing but ChoKo and Boldzera talk and tried to bench OLOFMASTA
2020-05-26 07:59
-1 Niko's tweet says something like "too early to quit, i hope one day you will come back to the _scene_". Olof was kiked dude. Bymas was ready to join.
2020-05-26 13:33
#42
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France FrenchCS 
kRYSTAL drunk
2020-05-25 22:37
Yup he was drinking with stunna
2020-05-25 22:39
#62
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Germany Jermen 
Krystal is a disgrace to Jerman CS
2020-05-26 00:01
Krystal leads the highest-ranked team with a German player. You are obv a disgrace.
2020-05-26 08:39
#113
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Germany Jermen 
I don't care about rank. It's BIG or nothing.
2020-05-26 08:58
you cheer for Turks.
2020-05-26 09:12
-33 lul
2020-05-25 22:40
#49
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Romania SkipG 
Good try
2020-05-25 22:53
spirit beats no.3 in the world no one bats an eye faze wins over godsent HLTV: THIS IS REAL SHIT
2020-05-25 23:02
#60
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
Spirit are on form, everybody knows that. Fnatic didn't have great games of late, everybody knows that. Faze lost one of the icons of CS GO and played with a 16 year old kid instead. Yeah, sure, he could have -30 frags over the 2 maps but he didn't.
2020-05-25 23:46
#93
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Faze are overrated.
2020-05-26 03:16
#116
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
7th place in rankings? No, I don't think they are overrated.
2020-05-26 09:45
+1
2020-05-26 09:52
#52
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Brazil fazecrack 
godzera
2020-05-25 23:04
Edgy
2020-05-25 23:19
#56
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Poland SebL 
This FaZe looks so good. And GODSENT won't be good with BOT kRYSTAL.
2020-05-25 23:28
Bymas Country god
2020-05-25 23:29
ez for godzera
2020-05-25 23:47
COLDZERAAAAAAAAAAA, THE MAN, THE MYTH , THE BEAST THE MONSTER GOT OUT OF THE CAGE! THIS MY FRIENDS, IS COLDZERA IS HIS GOD FORM, GODZERA
2020-05-26 00:28
#68
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Chile strong221 
farlig deserves better
2020-05-26 00:36
farlig goes to astralis more really good for astralis too change main awp like bot Jugi . triple awp main its literally good for astralis . jugi retarded too greedy as awpers.
2020-05-26 00:48
#72
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Turkey MRBC05 
olof>bymas. 1.02 kd is very high are you tired of doing so?
2020-05-26 00:50
eZaF FaZe
2020-05-26 00:55
#74
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Brazil Akaerri 
GOD kRYSTAL
2020-05-26 01:00
#86
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Brazil millerjmatos 
+1
2020-05-26 02:16
#77
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
HOW CAN kRYSTAL PLAY PRO COUNTER STRIKE,,,,,,,HE HAVE 0,50 KILL PR ROUND...........IN STATS OVER ALL IN HIS CS TIME
2020-05-26 01:20
#78
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
HOW CAN kRYSTAL PLAY PRO COUNTER STRIKE,,,,,,,HE HAVE 0,50 KILL PR ROUND...........IN STATS OVER ALL
2020-05-26 01:20
#79
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Denmark Two_Inch_Man 
Edge out...
2020-05-26 01:28
#87
United Kingdom Oxna 
Watching rain and NiKo on ct side inferno is painful
2020-05-26 02:17
yeah, niko on a site inferno was much more effective
2020-05-26 09:11
godzera > choko? nothing new to see here bois #ez4ChokeClan
2020-05-26 02:26
Bymas bottom fragged and FaZe got hella carried by Cold
2020-05-26 02:36
it was Bymas's first ever game in a real pro team
2020-05-26 05:52
They played together for like 2 days and you are already finding something to bitch about them
2020-05-26 09:55
Man hes from NA watcha expect from him
2020-05-26 23:54
NA logic
2020-05-26 13:37
#92
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United States laiff 
EDGE
2020-05-26 03:10
#94
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Let's see how they fare against a hungry drilled spirit.
2020-05-26 03:17
#97
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Canada heroicpants 
faze did a bit better than "edge out" imo
2020-05-26 04:40
#99
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Indonesia youdelusional 
With time this bymas kid will kill it and faze top 3
2020-05-26 04:52
#100
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Indonesia Journeast 
Not bad for both Bymas and Farlig debut, wp!
2020-05-26 04:58
coldzera slowly getting into that 2016 and 2017 form as well as niko. that is really scary for other teams.
2020-05-26 05:23
No maikelele no win
2020-05-26 05:48
#105
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Brazil renatorib 
10 different nationalities playing the game awesome to see that
2020-05-26 06:43
+1 Good catch.
2020-05-26 13:38
#106
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Sweden shakti 
Maikelele was the problem.
2020-05-26 07:03
They won Inferno a map with 91% lost rate... so yeah
2020-05-26 08:40
#112
Romania jDT 
Rain was the problem...not olof. But doesnt matter now
2020-05-26 08:45
#123
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Netherlands Hugedonger 
Watching the match yesterday he definitely wasn't, bar the CT-side of inferno where Niko and Rain died needlessly time after time.
2020-05-26 11:24
#132
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
Damn, people. Rain is the entry fragger. He goes most of the times first into a duel. Many times it is against a player with already holding that angle - and rain’s job is to win it. That is a tough job. Olof most of the time is at the tail of the attack or seeking positions of advantage. Olof lately was holding angles and yet he wasn’t winning those duels. Compare the ratings and impact of rain and Olof in the last 3 months, it’s not really close.
2020-05-26 13:25
3 maps 81 rounds 30 frags just retire pls go coach but stop
2020-05-26 10:53
#122
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Russia ToughGuy 
Spirit upset fnatic ........ Faze beat godsent Hltv: pog
2020-05-26 11:21
#124
flusha | 
Italy HeSY 
damn from Italy cs to faze even playing well impressive
2020-05-26 12:12
"benched Olof" He is not benched for God's sake
2020-05-26 13:14
#131
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Turkey ak47grunt 
no maikelele no win ! no maikelele no godsent! Maikelele LEGEND !
2020-05-26 13:23
Seeing some potential with this godsent roster. A big potential if they kick krystal. Finally not a delusional godsent fan
2020-05-26 23:48
bymas is so good for his age, young talent. future of csgo lineups is having a team with avg age <20.
2020-05-27 04:52
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