FaZe lock first place in DH Masters Group C to move on to upper bracket

With a close 2-0 victory over fnatic, FaZe have secured a flawless record in Group C of DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe to book their ticket in the upper bracket semi-finals.

Having taken down Spirit and GODSENT in closely-contested matches beforehand, the European mixture passed their hardest test so far after the loss of Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer as they locked their third consecutive victory with stand-in Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras in the DreamHack Masters Spring group stage.

fnatic's fate in the tournament is now out of their hands after the Swedes won just one in three matches, against GODSENT. Their future depends on the result of the last match of the group between Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend's team and Spirit, who defeated fnatic 2-0, which puts the Swedes in danger of losing a potential three-way tie between the three teams and get eliminated should GODSENT come out victorious.

FaZe secure a flawless group stage record in their debut with Bymas

FaZe chose Dust2 to kick off the series and went on to grab an early lead after their stand-in, Bymas, put up three kills in the opening pistol round. The first gunrounds were in fnatic's hands as the Swedes strung six in a row on the defense, but in the end just one round separated the two teams when a couple of B hits helped FaZe even things out.

When sides switched, fnatic looked in control, but when they reached 14 rounds they hit a wall. With Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David finding openings with their AWPs, FaZe brought the map back from the brink of defeat and chained six rounds together to pick up a 16-14 victory.

The Swedish giants looked to strike back on Overpass, where they got off to a great start after converting Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin's entries into a pistol round victory and eventually a 5-1 lead. FaZe managed to stop the rot early, though, defending the B bombsite a couple of times in a row and dominating the rest of the half, with fnatic only being able to add one more round to their tally on the back of a 2v4 from Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist and Brollan.

The Swedes went on to regain the lead as Brollan's pistol heroics were on display again, but their advantage was soon gone when FaZe started outplaying the rotation game with a couple of well-executed fakes and went on to grab a 14-11 lead. It appeared fnatic would pull off the comeback when they managed to force the European mixture on pistols after clinching two consecutive rounds, but a Deagle buy saw FaZe reach match point and close the series at 16-13.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 48 - 38 +10 86.4 1.32
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 40 - 37 +3 77.2 1.12
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 42 - 42 0 77.7 1.08
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 34 - 45 -11 60.0 0.76
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 28 - 41 -13 48.9 0.73
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 51 - 41 +10 84.4 1.23
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 44 - 37 +7 74.5 1.15
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 43 - 35 +8 78.4 1.14
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' PipirasBymas 32 - 39 -7 74.8 0.97
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 32 - 41 -9 66.0 0.94

The group's standings currently look as follows:

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
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
724
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
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
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
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1655
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#2
NiKo | 
Morocco royflord 
ezzz
2020-05-27 20:20
cool
2020-05-27 20:20
#4
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Croatia Chongy 
Vamos FAZE
2020-05-27 20:20
#5
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Poland Amirek 
Cool!
2020-05-27 20:20
#7
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Brazil d1rk 
ez 4 godzera
2020-05-27 20:21
Ez pz
2020-05-27 20:21
#10
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Hungary Shiron212 
Nooice
2020-05-27 20:21
GOD BYMAS TOP 1
2020-05-27 20:22
EZZZZZZ
2020-05-27 20:22
Ggwp lets go #FaZeUp
2020-05-27 20:22
#15
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Greece PK_Jr 
Fnatic overrated...
2020-05-27 20:22
#16
f0rest | 
Europe Aqua26 
EZ 4 BYMAS <3
2020-05-27 20:24
GOD NiKo topfragging while IGLing (well, coldzera is also calling so perhaps it helps) <3 #FaZeUP #WhereAreTheHaters?
2020-05-27 20:24
nothing new for GOD NiKo
2020-05-27 20:28
Another day at the office mens)) +1
2020-05-27 20:31
#75
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Iran THEfazekia 
Change your name to nikozerain_brokymas
2020-05-27 21:33
#89
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
it could be better with brolof
2020-05-27 23:07
Okay soon mens)) thank for interesting idea
2020-05-28 03:56
#142
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Argentina WaSTe_D 
Nikoldzerain_brokymas
2020-05-28 10:25
#167
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Iran THEfazekia 
Nice now its ok(:
2020-05-31 04:29
Thank you mens)))
2020-06-03 08:06
cool
2020-05-27 20:29
+1
2020-05-27 20:31
Ez for Faze as always. #FAZEWINSRIO
2020-05-27 20:25
Well played for FaZe and Bymas especially.
2020-05-27 20:25
#20
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Brazil Toxic_BR 
If bymas keeps up getting better and better this team is going places
2020-05-27 20:26
Bymas 100% will get better he only got 6 maps to practice with this lineup he just need more days to feel more comfortable in this high level of csgo.
2020-05-27 20:27
#82
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
+1+1+1
2020-05-27 22:00
+1111
2020-05-28 10:23
Rain seems to be more of a liability than bymas. Better or slightly worse rating playing shit roles than an entry fragger.
2020-05-27 20:28
His spray transfers are sick
2020-05-27 20:36
Bymas getting better and better each day
2020-05-27 20:27
nice performance by the squad! Now let's repeat it in the play-offs #FaZeUP
2020-05-27 20:29
nice to see bymas getting more comfortable and confident day by day
2020-05-27 20:29
#29
coldzera | 
Brazil sAA_ 
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 4 GODZERA THE MAN THE MYTH THE M
2020-05-27 20:31
M.... east?
2020-05-27 20:31
#37
coldzera | 
Brazil sAA_ 
ofc
2020-05-27 20:32
#48
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Isn't it time for you to go Brokymas?
2020-05-27 20:37
I will soon mens)) Haven't thought of changing name yet until just now xD
2020-05-28 03:57
#105
pinto | 
Brazil GrilO_O 
The MILF
2020-05-28 00:47
#119
Sunde | 
World MEN)))) 
Midget?
2020-05-28 06:22
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Wtf happened to Fnatic all of a sudden, they were good in the Pro League and that was online too.
2020-05-27 20:31
Over confidence
2020-05-27 20:32
#46
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Golden, Krimz and Brollan look chill guys to me. Flusha and JW sure look ego centric in the matches but they have been in the scene long enough to know that gets them no where. I mean I don't mind them being bad but I just wanna know how they became shite all of sudden
2020-05-27 20:36
They dont lool that bad tbh ..just some confidence and communication issues i think...+ I think fnatics playstyle is a bit harder online cz they thrive under pressure and their playstyle is basically abusing mistakes players make and the more chill the environment the less mistakes happen usually
2020-05-27 20:48
#59
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Losing to Movistar Riders while being the No. 1 team of the world like a week ago sure does look bad mate
2020-05-27 20:52
#66
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
They didnt give a shit about that match and I cant blame them for that.
2020-05-27 21:13
#67
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Not giving a shit about a match that would have got them more points which contribute towards the Major, pretty accurate. Seem like they aren't giving a shit about lot of matches because apparently they are losing many of them.
2020-05-27 21:17
#77
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
Yeah, they are loosing way too many matches. And they care about them and loose them anyways. But the movistar riders one was a match they played very disappointed and humiliated. To not give a fuck about that one is understandable. Now they just lost their rhythm and I hope they will find it back. I don’t want to go back to being fan of a disappointing team for a couple of months..
2020-05-27 21:44
#93
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
i knew a guy once who was a Fnatic supporter , said it has never been a great time after 2015-16 to be a Fnatic fan . I believe i understand what you mean
2020-05-27 23:21
#95
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
The Katowice win in 2018 was pretty nice. And I really like the new team - they had a decent run since malmö in October. But it depends too much on the individuals showing up, if you play that aggressive and with all these gambles. If it doesn‘t work out like lately it is frustrating. WHEN it works our however it is the most fun to watch I ever had watching cs:go. But yeah- nothing will top 2015-2016 with the run at cologne against envy and all that.
2020-05-27 23:39
#79
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Czech Republic Guczy 
Krieg nerf
2020-05-27 21:46
#83
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
+1+1+1
2020-05-27 22:00
#94
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
nah the kreig buff was pretty much utilized by Brollan only and even with the nerf his numbers arent worse but have certainly gone down a bit.
2020-05-27 23:22
+1.Ofc.Look at Brollan’s multifragging rounds after esl pro.
2020-05-28 08:23
#34
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Pretty sure this isn't the form niko saw of bymas. It's him playing nervously and scared under the pressure. Time will help
2020-05-27 20:32
He played good in overpass. They will have some time for practice finally and will be able to improve
2020-05-27 20:40
+1.Now overpass will be a strong map for Faze after two events.B hold looking pretty strong now.
2020-05-28 08:24
Idk about you, but every normal person does not expect to be straight good, when you have no experience against t1 and t2 teams and you are 16 yo too. If you remember brooky joining, it wasnt easy neither. They need time, but with this potential they will have 2 great players with no buyout needed. And when they want, they can sell them expensive AF.
2020-05-27 20:44
#62
OK | 
Reunion Edjon 
broky looked better but broky had already played for epsilon as a top 40 team meanwhile bymas best team was 1337huania
2020-05-27 21:02
take one nonamer and beat top-1 team (was two weeks ago). csgo seems legit
2020-05-27 20:32
#38
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Russia ToughGuy 
holy shit if not this spirit lucky game they wouldn't be on the 1st place
2020-05-27 20:32
Saw some west coast customs video on tube, where this faze owner commissioned a nissan gtr...Man what a douche he is judging by that 10min vid, and no more material needed..What a douche
2020-05-27 20:33
Who?
2020-05-27 20:36
owner of faze it said..Check from tube they did some ugly gtr..He walked around the shop like he owned the world, dressed like a fucking drag queen acting all cool lmao
2020-05-27 20:43
asked
2020-05-27 20:44
hurt feelinks? :S
2020-05-27 20:46
Who
2020-05-27 20:46
#84
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
gottim HAAHHA
2020-05-27 22:01
#69
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
Noone is saying the Faze owners are some intelectual geniuses.
2020-05-27 21:19
True, just wanted to point that tranny out so mby theyd lose a fan or 2 more :D
2020-05-27 21:23
It did turn out as a sweet ride tho. Damm, didn’t know fazeclan owner was such a whimp. How he got all that money? Edit: Lee Trink is owner, who is the guy who gets a GTR?
2020-05-28 12:12
Fnatic out ?
2020-05-27 20:34
Not out for now Spirit, godsent match decides
2020-05-27 20:36
Ok if mir plays it should be ez
2020-05-27 20:51
FaZe + flawless run during group stage then fucked on playoffs = XD
2020-05-27 20:36
Not this time mate.I can feel they lift DH masters and Rio Major already.
2020-05-28 08:27
nah I think they'll reach top4 and then lose to g2
2020-05-28 10:25
No way.You know it right G2 is not that good.Jackz and kennys chokes pretty hard when playing against T1 teams.nexa and hunter are ok.Amanek is always below average.With bymas gaining confidence each day I believe Faze got a good chance this time onwards.Cold and Niko are consistent.Broky and bymas are fine.Rain’s performance gonna only decide the margin of win but win is a sure thing.
2020-05-28 11:10
oke
2020-05-27 20:39
GJ FaZe Thanks for help in 1st place fantasy!
2020-05-27 20:41
#61
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Brazil tucabrum 
NiKo not only godly ig but also showing a keen eye for new talent
2020-05-27 21:01
#63
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Brazil arunino 
0/8
2020-05-27 21:04
#72
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
0/8
2020-05-27 21:31
#88
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World WestSideDude 
0/8 ChoKo played worse than KRiMZ and he is far from "godly" word and igl part is just clownish, he is one of the worst igls on the pro scene and everyone know that
2020-05-27 22:50
#136
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Brazil _Awper 
he saind IG, not IGL... Are you dumberino? IG = In game
2020-05-28 08:43
#64
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Lithuania verslininkas 
bymas 2 strong
2020-05-27 21:11
Love to see him, he played very well !
2020-05-27 23:52
spirit deserve to be 1st spot
2020-05-27 21:12
#73
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
+1
2020-05-27 21:31
fnatic meme team
2020-05-27 21:27
#74
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
I've been getting avangar post Berlin vibes from FNC this last month or so. I don't like it.
2020-05-27 21:33
if godsent wins vs spirit who get through?
2020-05-27 21:37
#78
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
Godsent and spirit
2020-05-27 21:44
#81
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China wuhan_virus 
can you read?
2020-05-27 21:53
#86
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
Yes. If godsent wins, they will come through and spirit will too. Fnatic will be eliminated. Can YOU read?
2020-05-27 22:08
Depends on round differentials so probably spirit go trough.
2020-05-27 22:06
If godsent wins 2-1 fnatic are eliminated if godsent wins 2-0 they come out second while I think fnatic are still eliminated from h2h
2020-05-28 10:27
BYMAS > S1MPLE
2020-05-27 21:51
my HLTV account is nearly as old as Bymas
2020-05-27 22:44
lmao
2020-05-27 23:16
#127
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Croatia cLutcheR7 
ROFL
2020-05-28 08:05
#90
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
undeserved
2020-05-27 23:14
#92
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Poland SebL 
Very inconsistent team.
2020-05-27 23:21
#98
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Brazil millerjmatos 
VP?
2020-05-27 23:52
#99
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Poland SebL 
VP maybe not inconsistent, but lacking a good support who could set up YEKINDAR, Jame etc. for great plays.
2020-05-27 23:54
#97
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Brazil millerjmatos 
niko and cold the best duo
2020-05-27 23:52
2020 Top 1 & 2 for sure.Cold is definitely back.
2020-05-28 08:30
onliners LULW
2020-05-27 23:59
They dont deserve it
2020-05-28 00:04
Onliners
2020-05-28 00:42
100% winrate with Bymas EZ Clap
2020-05-28 00:46
Bymas is so fucking good
2020-05-28 01:06
#107
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Indonesia Exodd 
This is getting interesting, let’s see how far this new lineup can take them
2020-05-28 01:17
This team will win back to back majors.Era incoming.Bookmark this.
2020-05-28 08:31
#108
mir | 
Russia M13F 
undeserved
2020-05-28 01:48
Well played FaZe, hopefully Olof comes back stronger :)
2020-05-28 02:05
he's not coming back to FaZe
2020-05-28 06:25
He's not? Source please?
2020-05-28 12:15
This could have been Spirit, such a misfortune, they had that match but the fate has decided against it. So it's deserved then.
2020-05-28 02:08
If they really deserve they will meet Faze again in LB final or grand final.Will see then.Don’t worry.
2020-05-28 08:33
GODZERA, PERFECTING HIS SUPER SAIYAN GOD FORM MULTI DIMENSIONAL PLAYER, CLUTCHER,ENTRY AND IGL
2020-05-28 02:39
+1.Always a fan of cold M4.Krieg slowed down him a bit but he never go down without a ding at least.
2020-05-28 08:36
Cold was actually good with Krieg, remember that clutch against Liquid 1v4 where he even trashtalked Stewie2k shouting "You are weak"? Cold has one of the best sprays in the game
2020-05-29 07:07
I meant cold’s ct performance was bad when playing against Krieg.
2020-05-29 10:54
Amazing that faze wins when they are playing 3v5
2020-05-28 06:29
crisp clean lock bois
2020-05-28 06:31
#124
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India Drakkan 
Fnatic fans mad lul
2020-05-28 06:48
#149
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Netherlands Hugedonger 
I'm not seeing that.
2020-05-28 11:09
as always choke clan will choke in playoffs, everything is fine
2020-05-28 07:35
Not this time mate.Back to back majors and era incoming.
2020-05-28 08:38
#126
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India _Jazz_ 
#FaZe_Up
2020-05-28 07:39
#138
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Korea Abisusilojr 
This bymas kid might be something worth watching out for. FaZe could possibly raise his value here by playing on T1 cs and gaining experience like what they did w/ broky. I mean this could be a potential 200iq move from faze to sell him once his value is high and they could use the money to land a big name that would be better for the team in the long run. Or he could possibly just turn out to be like a broky and will continue to play for faze
2020-05-28 09:18
I think if they could get Bymas to full potential they will prob keep him, it's not worth to drop 16 yo who has 5+ years of good cs and grab player with few years left of good cs :)
2020-05-28 11:58
rain said that they are gonna bootcamp with Bymas after this charity tournament apparently
2020-05-28 17:00
They are probably pracing today with him.
2020-05-28 17:01
yeah, but they are actually gonna bootcamp all together on LAN in Belgrade or something soon
2020-05-28 17:05
It would be hard to bootcamp with this shity pandemic.
2020-05-28 17:18
that's why they are doing it in Belgrade because they eased a lot of the lockdown restrictions(plus half the team lives there)
2020-05-28 17:27
So witch of the players live in Belgrade? (Not counting Niko and Ynk)
2020-05-28 18:03
coldzera
2020-05-28 18:11
#147
fox | 
Portugal cuuz14 
onliners...
2020-05-28 10:46
#148
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Lithuania Mindelele 
GOD noobs, Kick best player Maikelele and now are lasts.
2020-05-28 10:57
ezzzzzzzzzzzzz faze
2020-05-28 16:50
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