Vitality edge out FaZe; advance to BLAST Premier Spring Europe grand final

Vitality will take on Complexity in a match for the BLAST Premier Spring Finals - Europe title after defeating FaZe 2-0 (19-15 Nuke, 16-14 Dust2) in the consolidation final.

The two teams met in BLAST Premier Spring Finals - Europe just three days ago, when FaZe secured a confident 2-0 victory to send Vitality to the lower bracket. After suffering an upset-loss to Complexity in the upper bracket final, Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač's men weren't able to repeat their victory over the French squad and ended the tournament in third place - another "close, but no cigar" result for FaZe who finished third in their last two events - ESL One: Road to Rio and DreamHack Masters Spring.

The tightly-contested series could've gone either way, but Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon's ninja defuse in overtime on Nuke and some good calling at the end of Dust2 saw Vitality edge out the game with the smallest of margins. The grand final between Complexity and Vitality will take place at 20:30 .

NiKo was off to a great start on Nuke, sitting on 15 kills after five rounds played as FaZe took a 4-1 CT side lead. Deagles netted Vitality their second, a surprisingly clean round (5-2), after which the Frenchmen started finding holes on the A site defense. Outside wraps and direct hits worked out, and with the last four rounds of the half going their way, Vitality got to the edge of equalizing, 8-7.

Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier secured three and two frags respectively on the CT pistol, pushing Vitality into the lead, and with Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut's 1v2 clutch, they got on the edge of victory, 14-9. At that point, FaZe had won just one of the last 12 rounds, but a fast A hit worked out for them and they started to recover. Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David woke up, aiding their side to come back to 15-15, forcing overtime. It seemed like they were going to carry the momentum into the added rounds and steal away Vitality's map pick, but shox's ninja defuse in a 2v4 took the wind out of FaZe's sails and saw the Frenchmen claim Nuke, 19-15.

apEX on Nuke and RpK on Dust2 made the difference for Vitality

The French squad showed up strong as CT on Dust2, picking up a 3-0 lead post-pistol before their A defense fell apart against a Deagle Cat push. The middle portion of the half went back-and-forth (5-3), but ultimately Vitality took control as their disruptive play saw FaZe struggle to put rounds on the board. Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy was a rock for his team, posting 15 frags on the defense as they concluded the half 10-5 ahead.

Finding the last two round of the first half and first two of the second gave FaZe a fighting chance on Dust2 (10-7), while broky's 1v1 clutch in round 19 was pivotal for the European team to build momentum. FaZe reached a 14-11 lead, chaining seven in a row, before Vitality broke through with a B split. apEX's men seemingly figured out how to counter the European side at the end of the map and chained three convincing rounds together (14-14), broke FaZe's money, and ultimately closed out the map, 16-14, with a 2v2 on B.

Matchpage
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2
21st June 2020
15
Nuke
19
14
Dust2
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 41 +11 88.7 1.23
45 - 42 +3 82.1 1.10
38 - 43 -5 71.1 1.00
37 - 41 -4 63.6 0.95
37 - 41 -4 60.2 0.93
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 43 +5 88.3 1.21
44 - 41 +3 74.2 1.12
50 - 41 +9 75.1 1.08
35 - 42 -7 60.4 0.92
31 - 45 -14 57.9 0.85
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1286
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1473
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
452
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1794
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1760
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1364
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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BIG would have won Blast if they were invited smh
2020-06-21 19:08
17 replies
don't worry, ESL Cologne and major Rio in their pocket
2020-06-21 19:09
3 replies
#80
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Sweden wtf_men
Dignitas will win the major This is 2014 right?
2020-06-21 20:15
1 reply
Nono Mibr its 2015
2020-06-21 21:56
nice joke
2020-06-21 20:15
Lol nice joke
2020-06-21 19:12
#21
RpK | 
Spain Gronk22
BIG??? WHO???
2020-06-21 19:12
#35
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
+1
2020-06-21 19:22
who?
2020-06-21 19:22
Who?
2020-06-21 19:24
+1
2020-06-21 19:44
who?
2020-06-21 20:03
+1
2020-06-21 21:00
#90
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Germany MKStyles
Because onliners xD
2020-06-21 21:48
#92
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Finland 5way
onliners KEKW
2020-06-21 21:57
3 replies
So you agree on BIG would have won this.
2020-06-22 08:19
2 replies
#98
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Finland 5way
ofc i agree? onliners?
2020-06-23 22:42
1 reply
sure mate, just wanted to make sure we're on the same page.
2020-06-24 09:09
yikes faze sux
2020-06-21 19:08
#3
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Poland matoss
ez for best french team
2020-06-21 19:08
2 replies
ence
2020-06-21 20:12
only t1 French team tbh lol
2020-06-21 23:21
#6
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Libya nanaichini
gratz
2020-06-21 19:09
#9
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Libya NoobGreen
faaaak
2020-06-21 19:09
And for a million time as soon as playoffs hit FaZe becoming tier10 team
2020-06-21 19:09
13 replies
true
2020-06-21 19:12
#40
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Lithuania M0rkiz
Plastic faze fan detected. They are playing with a standin and they end up 3rd. Thats a win for me, idk about you. #FazeUp
2020-06-21 19:27
11 replies
Not plastic but realist, its not an excuse when the other teams are playing like hot garbage
2020-06-21 19:35
10 replies
#57
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Lithuania M0rkiz
Have you even watched the match? Apex played great and so did Vitality.
2020-06-21 19:38
9 replies
I mean not a single performance match, nobody is consitent but FaZe looked like a consistent team but with those trash performance last 2 events they re same garbage like the other teams
2020-06-21 19:41
8 replies
#64
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Lithuania M0rkiz
Faze ended up 3rd in both last events with a standin, who has 0 experience btw. They just need time to find someone good or practice more with bymas. You can not expect them winning tournaments with completly new player, who has zero experience too.
2020-06-21 19:44
7 replies
#65
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Asia primoknows
Not bymas problem. The real problem is the igl. They need a real igl. Those mid rounds to late rounds hurt them a lot.
2020-06-21 19:47
1 reply
True, Anyone who says its Broky or Bymas problem is braindead.You can only fill so much firepower in a team without a proper igl. Otherwise they end up doing stupid mistakes like Faze does over and over.
2020-06-21 19:58
They need an IGL thats why they need
2020-06-21 20:03
4 replies
#76
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Lithuania M0rkiz
I know, but how? Than they should kick someone or give the ingameleading completly to cold, but i dont think he is good igl too. Idk
2020-06-21 20:11
3 replies
They need to do smth that they will never have the balls for, kick NiKo and add real IGL
2020-06-21 20:13
2 replies
#79
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Lithuania M0rkiz
bruhhh, that could bee the solution, but they never will. Niko is faze and he is building the team around him. Faze will could kick all of them except niko and cold.
2020-06-21 20:15
1 reply
Well then they will be trapped forever being top2-3 Maximum but never top1
2020-06-21 20:27
apex pog
2020-06-21 19:09
#12
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Brazil Michelntc
top 3 OMEGALUL
2020-06-21 19:10
#13
JD | 
Poland tutatek
FaZe ultra garbage team, 0 strats on their own map pick Rain absolute bot, freefrag every round, 0 impact
2020-06-21 19:10
Faze suck, please stop inviting them damn
2020-06-21 19:10
kick rain asap
2020-06-21 19:10
lol
2020-06-21 19:10
rain is shit
2020-06-21 19:10
bot rain
2020-06-21 19:11
#19
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Austria arngnr
"Edge out Faze" 2:0. lol
2020-06-21 19:11
2 replies
Maps were close. So that's why "Edge Out"
2020-06-21 19:13
Yes but the maps were really close
2020-06-21 19:13
#22
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France Uexo
LET'S GO ! FINAL TIME #VforVictory
2020-06-21 19:12
-broky
2020-06-21 19:12
#25
NAF | 
France Kurin
apEX best IGL in the world and Top 20 2020 POG
2020-06-21 19:13
1 reply
Apex only good igl cz he has zywoo who somehow performs even in the shittiest positions:o
2020-06-21 20:23
Choko choking as always Get spanked by a REAL FPS player!
2020-06-21 19:13
GG WP To vitality, can't wait to rekt the juggernaut and get them back to tier 2 scene. Faze still need some work on communication/T side calling. And bymas ffs stop being scared to do some plays, if u want to compete on high Cs level u dont need to be scared, and GL in summit. Wp Vitality again was a great match from APEX mastermind.
2020-06-21 19:14
4 replies
#49
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Lithuania M0rkiz
+1 I wonder how bymas brains work, like he drops 50kills against navi in dreamhack, that was ranked #1 at the time, but than next day he is very nervious to play against top 20 team. Idk but I hope it will get better, bcs I would like to see Faze improving.
2020-06-21 19:32
1 reply
he is scared to do somethings that he will regret for, that won't make him improve tbh
2020-06-21 19:37
#67
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Asia primoknows
Not just only bymas but all of them are too scared to risk, too scared to create mistake. They are like scared or no confidence at all. Lack of igl too. They better get a real igl if they want to be the best in the world.
2020-06-21 19:52
1 reply
i mean bymas role is caught off the rotation players, but he is too scared like in B tunnels he didn't even go upper he stays just in outside tunnels.
2020-06-21 19:56
2EZ4 RPKTANK.
2020-06-21 19:15
1 reply
#48
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Lithuania M0rkiz
+1 LE TANK
2020-06-21 19:30
lucky vitality
2020-06-21 19:15
1 reply
Yea they were so lucky at the start of d2
2020-06-21 19:27
broky had zero impact all tounament, 0.88 impact rating for an AWPer, he's baiting his team like s1mple and does nothing with it. He cannot play this passive, he's killing the team
2020-06-21 19:15
1 reply
Except s1mple does have impact
2020-06-21 23:27
#33
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Kazakhstan Vanadis
Ez for Bymas
2020-06-21 19:16
2 replies
#47
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Lithuania M0rkiz
Not so easy tbh, but it will get better. I hope
2020-06-21 19:30
1 reply
#97
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Kazakhstan Vanadis
worried maybe
2020-06-23 20:18
I hope FaZe at least will get their hands on ESL One Rio Trophy. Please.
2020-06-21 19:17
1 reply
#46
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Lithuania M0rkiz
at least??? you are talking about the major and as we all know gla1ve and xyp9x can come back. We should be happy with Faze performence, bcs they ended in 2 big tournaments 3rd with a standin, who has 0 experience.
2020-06-21 19:29
apEX God he is at his peak form. I really like how he has performed well since the start of spring finals
2020-06-21 19:25
1 reply
#44
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Lithuania M0rkiz
+1 Its really nice to see the old guys perform, especially RPK
2020-06-21 19:28
This comment section is full of 5 yo apes who lost money on bet
2020-06-21 19:27
#50
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Brazil Toxic_BR
-rain + hunter
2020-06-21 19:33
Rain bymas broky are/were/will be the problem PM me faze CEO if u need new upcoming talent tipssss. ps remove your paycheck stealing “coach” as well 😂😂🔥
2020-06-21 19:33
why is apex top fragging on the last games ?
2020-06-21 19:36
i wanted FaZe to win but I gotta say that Vitality is playing really very well, tonight match against Complexity will be a a sick show, both teams are very fun to watch... anyway FaZe UP!
2020-06-21 19:36
ChoKo
2020-06-21 19:36
niko is not an igl, those were trash calls
2020-06-21 19:39
1 reply
trash IGL
2020-06-21 20:10
#59
RpK | 
France HippzZ
RpK top fragger of Vitality, so quiet but always present to click some heads
2020-06-21 19:40
1 reply
True, he is imo one of the most underrated player.He is on par with electronic in terms of anchoring a site.
2020-06-21 20:04
This is a very minor detail, but isn't something about NiKo's rating off? I mean, he got a 1.24 rating in the first map and a 1.27 rating in the second, yet he averages a 1.23 rating overall. Can someone explain what's going on here?
2020-06-21 19:40
Said before the Col - FaZe game that i think FaZe is nr1 team right now, i have changed my mind....
2020-06-21 19:40
1 reply
Nr1 team? LMAO Nr10 maybe?
2020-06-21 20:29
#85
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Bulgaria thealexxy
I feel bad for Faze. They ended 3th place in 3 consecutive events. They have the strength to fight for tournaments. I think they still don't have that champion confidence. Also with more training with Bymas they could be ready for Cologne and Rio. I hope they dish out the mistakes and go better, not that they arent good rn. For the game I think that lack of confidence is the problem today. Really close maps shows Faze's ability to comeback, but everything else needs improvment. Also ggs for Vitality. Showed really good mentality and that they can handle pressure with ease. I hope that with beating Faze and Navi will give them the strength to win the tournament
2020-06-21 20:48
1 reply
#89
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Other KlNG
With a player like bymas I don't think they will gain champion confidence or beat top teams consistently. They should definitely replace him with an experienced player like Lekro.
2020-06-21 21:47
#88
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Poland SebL
I don't understand. Vitality doesn't seem to have good chemistry with each other, they are just not playing good if you watch them, but yet their results look very good, I can't understand that. Unlucky for FaZe, I think they can be solid at this TOP 3 level, however I don't think they will be no.1 with this roster.
2020-06-21 21:38
Olof was NOT the problem !!!
2020-06-21 23:07
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