Complexity eliminate FaZe from BLAST Premier Fall Series

Complexity will now face BIG in the consolidation final after beating FaZe on Nuke (16-9) and Mirage (16-12).

Complexity’s two-map victory over FaZe puts them through to the Group B consolidation final against BIG, where they will have the chance to qualify for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals if they can defeat the German team, while FaZe will have to wait for the Fall Showdown in late November to have another chance at making this season’s final BLAST Premier tournament.

FaZe, who are led by Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David after losing star player and IGL Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač to G2, will now have some time to go back to the drawing board and work out the kinks following the roster change ahead of IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe, as the Brazilian in-game leader said in today’s pre-game interview that they may not fill the gap left by NiKo immediately in hopes of finding the right leader to fit the team.

poizon was untamable with the AWP on the CT side of Mirage

FaZe won a clean pistol round on the CT side of Nuke, going up 3-0 ahead of the first gun round, which they were also able to win to secure a 5-0 lead. The two teams then traded 1vs1 retake clutches after which Complexity popped off, winning four rounds in a row, giving up just one round until the last round of the half. Tied up 7-7, FaZe put up a strong defense on the top site to maintain the lead going into the attacking side.

FaZe increased their lead with a fast A play in the second pistol round, but weren’t able to plant the bomb in time the following round as Complexity won the forcebuy, going on to exert dominance on the defense as FaZe deflated and didn't win another round on the attack. Two opening frags by Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and three AWP kills by Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev got Complexity to match point in the twenty fourth round, after which they closed the map out 16-9 to take the lead in the series.

Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke and William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba both got USP doubles to get ahead on the CT side of Mirage. FaZe then got three kills and a plant in the forcebuy next round, but weren’t able to stop the retake. Complexity won the first gun round and took a 5-0 lead, after which six AWP kills by poizon across two rounds further kept FaZe scoreless. It wasn’t until the eleventh round that Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants and company were able to get on the board with a pistol buy on the A site, winning two more on the way to a 3-12 half.

Complexity won a 4vs3 afterplant situation after a quick bomb plant on the A site in the second pistol round, but weren’t able to follow it up against five Desert Eagles. FaZe then won three rounds in a row to keep the game going, and although they gave one up when Complexity could afford rifles, they immediately retaliated to keep the comeback dream alive. FaZe made it all the way to 10-14, but Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage and blameF then won a 2vs2 to hit match point, which they went on to close out two rounds later, 16-12, to proceed to the BLAST Premier Fall Series consolidation final.

Matchpage
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30th October 2020
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Nuke
9
16
Mirage
12
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 42 - 29 +13 89.0 1.35
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 46 - 31 +15 87.5 1.30
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 49 - 37 +12 91.1 1.26
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 32 - 31 +1 68.5 1.03
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 29 - 31 -2 61.3 0.95
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 41 - 37 +4 70.0 1.04
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 37 - 39 -2 79.4 1.02
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 34 - 38 -4 69.4 0.95
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 25 - 41 -16 60.9 0.79
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 21 - 43 -22 52.3 0.62
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1283
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1225
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1341
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
905
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
sad
2020-10-30 21:47
8 replies
what exactly? faze were underdogs with this roster
2020-10-30 21:59
5 replies
#30
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Serbia CoVRa
They werent,they are individual favorites but atm faze is new team,if faze was with niko they would smash complexity...
2020-10-30 22:12
1 reply
+99 thats so true look how they played against big they deserved the 2-0
2020-10-31 15:06
Faze down
2020-10-31 06:04
2 replies
0/8
2020-10-31 08:14
1 reply
Ok
2020-10-31 09:33
sad is that it took big 3 maps with one going to overtime to beat this roster
2020-10-30 22:38
1 reply
F
2020-10-31 02:12
#2
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Denmark Almoe
good job
2020-10-30 21:48
#3
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Netherlands Sem0733
To be expected.
2020-10-30 21:48
#4
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United States irony_irony
yayayayayaya :)
2020-10-30 21:49
#5
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Brazil srgnho
Fake hope...
2020-10-30 21:49
sad but expected. they got mentally shot on nuke after that round where they ran out of time
2020-10-30 21:49
well played jks
2020-10-30 21:49
oBo > Jks
2020-10-30 21:49
3 replies
#35
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United States 1nsaneMe
Nah
2020-10-30 22:36
2 replies
It's close. And oBo is like 8 years younger. If I'm a GM, I would invest.
2020-10-31 04:18
1 reply
+1 for now jks is better but oBo is one for the future for sure
2020-10-31 10:59
OLOF OMEGALUL
2020-10-30 21:49
3 replies
Olofmeister > every old NiP player
2020-10-31 08:14
2 replies
#99
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Sweden Svahn
Nope and nope. But nice try
2020-10-31 11:08
1 reply
Olofmeister 2(3) major NiP 1 major
2020-10-31 12:05
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer 21 - 43 -22 52.3 0.62
2020-10-30 21:50
7 replies
yikes
2020-10-30 21:59
Well he did a good job for not touching the game for several months
2020-10-30 22:01
4 replies
#36
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United States 1nsaneMe
True
2020-10-30 22:37
+1
2020-10-30 23:14
let's see how mr xyp9x performs after his break
2020-10-31 04:39
1 reply
If you think xyp9x hasn't been playing all this time you are deluded
2020-10-31 08:33
is anyone surprised?
2020-10-30 22:01
#11
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Germany Flachzange
FaZe might have lost the game but Olof won ))
2020-10-30 21:51
FaZe did well considering the circumstances. This group is the hardest one by far
2020-10-30 21:52
#13
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Just disband FaZe. Cold -> Ex-MIBR Broky -> Mouz Rain -> Apeks Kjaerbye -> North / MAD Lions Botmeister -> Dignitas
2020-10-30 21:52
12 replies
0/8
2020-10-30 21:57
oh my gosh, it's D Double E
2020-10-30 22:01
5 replies
#32
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
2020-10-30 22:17
4 replies
What is this shiet
2020-10-30 22:44
3 replies
#43
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
D Double E > All
2020-10-30 22:54
2 replies
You sure about that? youtu.be/eT3BFzSD6YY
2020-10-30 22:56
+1
2020-10-31 10:52
i died so hard on Olof Dignitas lul
2020-10-31 02:09
1 reply
#63
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Ok? RIP i guess?
2020-10-31 02:57
Better for C9 to disband Their colossus is a joke
2020-10-31 08:15
2 replies
#107
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
FaZe Clan fan AXAXAXAXAXA. FaZe is done man.
2020-10-31 13:16
1 reply
We all saw how FaZe done at IEM NY
2020-10-31 14:28
ez for Poizon ;)
2020-10-30 21:55
nIkO wAs ThE pRoBlEm ---- NiKo RuInEd FaZe ----- TrAsH nIkO ----- fAzE wIlL bE BeThEr WiThOuT cHoKo
2020-10-30 21:56
29 replies
faze woild be better...if NiKo didnt make all the decisions that led faze here
2020-10-30 21:57
19 replies
Yeah NiKo owns fucking FaZe, you're fucking delusional.
2020-10-30 22:02
4 replies
+1
2020-10-30 22:39
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-10-31 08:31
he is their franchise player after all he has more power in the team than anyone else
2020-10-31 08:41
1 reply
+1, but I think faze can bounce back with this roster even with cold as the IGL. Long term success requires a really good IGL that has the respect of the other players, but after that they can be much better than people think. The damage done in the last 2 years is not very easy repair though.
2020-10-31 12:33
#39
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United States 1nsaneMe
Stop that unnecessary hate already!! Every player in faze says niko helped the team. He took the role of igl coz nobody else wanted to do it. He both igl'ed and carried faze. HE WAS NEVER THE PROBLEM.
2020-10-30 22:39
13 replies
Imagine being the IGL and hard carrying the team while NOT calling around yourself. FaZe as an org will be sorry for letting NiKo go. He probably made more effort around FaZe CSGO team then the org itself
2020-10-30 22:48
8 replies
#65
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United States calebShot
cold said niko called around himself..?
2020-10-31 03:13
#94
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Lithuania marusgg
ding donga, you're wrong :o big ego, bad decisions and baiting. we have a jackpot of toxic and bad teamplayer
2020-10-31 10:20
5 replies
Time will prove who is right. We will see in 6-9 months of time.
2020-10-31 12:33
Proof that he is toxic or a bad teamplayer?
2020-10-31 13:44
2 replies
#121
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Lithuania marusgg
proof that he is not? look at the faze players now, ofc they lose without a decent leader, but they atleast were happy and enjoying. bad teamplayer? look his baits man))) AND WORST OF ALL: IMAGINE NOT PICKING ALEKSIB TO FAZE BECAUSE ALLU SAID SO
2020-10-31 16:22
1 reply
0/8
2020-10-31 16:29
#117
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United States 1nsaneMe
Ur comment is already irrelevant as there is no proof to back it up. Just another hate post like all other brainless hltv users
2020-10-31 16:12
#116
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United States 1nsaneMe
+111 exactly
2020-10-31 16:10
“When I first joined the team, every player was playing for the team, but in the end, we were playing more for NiKo,” coldzera said. For the Brazilian star, NiKo was a good captain, but he didn’t know how to adapt to mid-round situations well. dotesports.com/counter-strike/news/coldz..
2020-10-31 13:49
3 replies
#118
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United States 1nsaneMe
Yeah it proves that Niko wasn't perfect which is true since nobody is perfect. They didnt bad-mouth him. Many igls call around themselves. They need to know what's going on around them and that's how they call. Whereas some like karrigan rely on secondary callers too sometimes like chrisJ.
2020-10-31 16:15
2 replies
Play around does not equal playing for. Cold was essentially saying they were playing for Niko to have good stats.
2020-10-31 16:33
1 reply
Cold is being a salty bitch, I like the guy but he is. Watch any FaZe game or a demo where they're playing anti-eco and you'll see cold fighting tooth and nail for those juicy eco frags, I don't think I've seen a player fight so much as cold does, how many times did you see niko retake colds site and how many time did you see niko fail and cold had to retake ? Pound for pound niko is a better player than cold and that is a fact + stats are available if the game went 28-29-30 rounds niko died at least 23-24-25 times that means he was taking fights all the time.
2020-10-31 20:52
hey thats me!
2020-10-30 21:58
2 replies
OK
2020-10-30 22:19
1 reply
+1!!!!! nice nickname!
2020-10-31 10:01
FaZe under Niko's leadership would lose 0-32.
2020-10-31 05:29
5 replies
We saw how FaZe "lost" to OG and IEM NY
2020-10-31 08:17
3 replies
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-10-31 08:33
I talked about new coL. FaZe almost made a comeback on Mirage and it's very doubtful that FaZe with NiKo would do the same thing. And yeah, IEM NY it's only one tournament. What about 3 others, which FaZe failed with NiKo? Maybe it's looks like I'm hating NiKo, but let's be honest - he's amazing player with amazing gamesence, he's probably the best aimer in CS right now, but his desire to be the captain and to be the leader of the team was a real disaster for FaZe. As well as some of the dubious decisions that occurred during his captaincy period (the arrival of YNk, for example, who, by a very strange coincidence, turned out to be a close friend of NiKo). And his leaving it's the best thing what happened to FaZe in last two years.
2020-10-31 09:15
1 reply
faze with niko wouldn't have to do a comeback because they would probably win mirage atleast
2020-10-31 13:44
+111111
2020-10-31 10:01
#16
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Chile cristiaan
RIP FaZe
2020-10-30 21:56
Omg Faze era where? Niko haters come out.
2020-10-30 21:58
poizGOD
2020-10-30 21:58
#28
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Chile esanchez47
Give time to Faze without NiKo to be good again. It's just been two matches.
2020-10-30 22:10
we will comeback stronger after iem beijing +azr #FaZe_Up
2020-10-30 22:11
lol
2020-10-30 22:16
#34
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United States weaboo
-broky + guardian
2020-10-30 22:25
BOTlofmeister
2020-10-30 22:48
#44
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Indonesia enbiarke
gg
2020-10-30 22:54
#45
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Poland SebL
Complexity is showing a little bit of life left in them, with small changes it still could work I think. And FaZe is looking dead, changes are needed I think.
2020-10-30 22:56
faze should honestly disband at this point, that lineup has ZERO potential aside from broky and even then he's not a superstar level yet anyway.
2020-10-30 23:44
1 reply
Yeah this is just a shitshow
2020-10-31 10:38
RIP FAZE ROSTER FAZE TRASH ORG
2020-10-30 23:46
#50
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United States sxg
jks guud playER
2020-10-31 00:04
Somewhat sad seeing olofmeister having these scores. Then again he's retired so yknow
2020-10-31 00:07
2 replies
#59
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United Kingdom trtr098
He was like this before he got kicked, why are you people acting surprised, it’s nothing new
2020-10-31 02:19
1 reply
He's looking even worse than before he left.
2020-10-31 07:00
Pug clan lul
2020-10-31 00:49
yes,jks disappointed in his 2 first matches but he needs time to adapt to col playstyle,specially where he isn't the star rifler
2020-10-31 01:20
1 reply
It's weird seeing JKS taking a more supportive role, with 12 assists today and the highest KAST he is doing pretty good, just need to see more frags
2020-10-31 02:40
kekw fazexddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2020-10-31 01:33
olof xdddddddddddddd
2020-10-31 01:50
They said that faze will be better off with out niko. Niko was the only reason they wore winning in the 1st place.
2020-10-31 02:19
4 replies
eeh, it wasn't niko's igling that kept them sharp. it was just all the firepower.
2020-10-31 03:12
1 reply
No it was the nikos cary that kept them sharp u right. Niko and broky wore the only ones that wore doin something.
2020-10-31 04:35
I don't think so, Faze without niko shows promise
2020-10-31 15:32
1 reply
Yea i saw that lol.
2020-11-01 22:53
#60
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Brazil Roufas
Expected, but gg
2020-10-31 02:30
Execatly. Whole Community on HLTV said that FaZe will be better without NiKo. He was the only guy who carried and led whole team.
2020-10-31 02:55
FaZe disband until 2021 Mark my words
2020-10-31 03:36
2 replies
typun tobi na yazyk
2020-10-31 04:02
0/8
2020-10-31 08:18
nice one
2020-10-31 03:54
-broky -olof and let cold and rain decide on new players. ez top10 at min
2020-10-31 04:01
1 reply
#124
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Brazil d1rk
-broky like never..
2020-10-31 17:17
bye olof mens((
2020-10-31 04:18
Baitzera back
2020-10-31 04:59
1 reply
0/8
2020-10-31 17:19
Expected But FaZe will pracc more and come back stronger 💪
2020-10-31 08:19
1 reply
+1
2020-10-31 09:04
Coldzera will be a star player again.
2020-10-31 09:28
2 replies
#103
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Thailand hqs-
just in general faze have mediocre players. rain is sh1t, brokky unexperienced... coldzera have great potential but as we see he needs stable team, not group of noobs like rain, who are famous but never will be top10
2020-10-31 12:27
1 reply
Cold 0 potential, all he does is bait teammates but now he can’t even trade xDDDDD
2020-11-01 00:09
stand-in olof doin' the same as rain who's training with the team every single day. aight
2020-10-31 12:10
#102
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Thailand hqs-
GET RID OF RAIN PLS. I KNOW HE IS GOOD PERSON AND U LIKE HIM. BUT U SHOULD GET RID OF HIM. FAZE OWNERS. START FROM ZERO. TAKE COLDZERA and +4.,.. But not this noob rain
2020-10-31 12:25
1 reply
hi did good screw statistics. only noobs 2-3 lvl judging only by it
2020-10-31 17:20
#104
SpawN | 
Brazil TIFU
FaZe FalleN
2020-10-31 12:30
True
2020-10-31 14:03
Wat
2020-10-31 14:04
#119
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Netherlands SpyroD
BlameF 2 stronk
2020-10-31 16:19
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