FaZe defeat OG in IEM Beijing-Haidian opener

The IEM New York champions left it late to secure victory as they wasted several map points on Dust2 and almost let a huge lead on Mirage slip.

FaZe fended off a late comeback on the third map to edge out OG 2-1 in their Group A opening match in IEM Beijing-Haidian.. With the two teams meeting for the first time since their IEM New York grand final encounter, in which FaZe had come out on top 3-0, the now Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David-led team once more claimed victory over OG, this time in a nail-biter of a series. Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants, who topped the leaderboard with a 1.27 rating, proved pivotal in the team's map wins and shined throughout the series with the AWP.

A slow start to the matchup was soon made up for once broky got his hands on the Big Green Gun in the second half of Inferno to give his team first blood, 16-10. FaZe looked primed to end series in two maps with a strong showing on Dust2, but OG's resilience showed in overtime as Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's troops forced a decider. Despite a promising comeback attempt in the latter stages of Mirage, OG failed to make up the round difference as FaZe emerged victorious following a dominant first half.

OG will drop to the lower bracket to face off against Spirit for tournament survival, while FaZe will clash with Vitality in the upper semi-finals.

coldzera and broky led the charge for FaZe throughout the series

OG started out strongly on their opponent’s map pick of Inferno by securing four early rounds on the CT side, but FaZe were quick to respond once a second buy could be afforded as they pulled back three of their own. A subsequent double by Aleksib’s squad was swiftly forgotten as FaZe strung together a confident five-round streak to head into the half switch with a one-round advantage.

A Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye triple kill in the CT pistol began what would be a more one-sided half, with broky coming alive as he found frequent success across the map and even locked down an ace to put his team at a 14-9 lead. Map point briskly followed before Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad stepped up with a phenomenal ace of his own to put OG on double digits, but Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard closed proceedings out with a double kill to hand FaZe a 16-10 opening map victory.

valde was instrumental in OG's Dust2 win

Dust2 followed a similar pattern to that of Inferno as OG jumped out to a 3-1 lead. A successful 2v4 post-plant from Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt and Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski added another to their team’s score, but FaZe temporarily stabilised on the defence to hold off the T side for four rounds. OG turned it up a gear in the tail end of the half to pull ahead comfortably at 9-5, with FaZe picking up the final round to reduce the deficit to three rounds at the midway point.

FaZe refused to let the score difference increase and got straight to work, swiftly claiming an 11-9 lead with a deadly offence. mantuu's AWP briefly edged his team ahead, 12-11, before the coldzera-led squad pressed on to hit series point. FaZe looked poised to take the series in the final round of regulation with a rain triple kill, but his efforts were all for naught as OG forced overtime. The back-and-forth nature of the matchup continued into a second overtime, in which OG did not falter as Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and mantuu led the charge for a 22-20 win.

Mirage played host to the decider, where FaZe looked head and shoulders above their opponents. Spearheaded by the on-point trio of broky, coldzera and Kjaerbye, the IEM New York champions stormed to an 11-4 domination on the defence to put one foot in the upper semi-finals.

With FaZe up 13-4, it looked as if they would close out the series in commanding fashion, but Aleksib's troops valiantly fought back with an outstanding defence. With OG breathing down their necks, FaZe recomposed to edge over the line 16-12 and send OG to the lower bracket.

Matchpage
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1
6th November 2020
Europe
16
Inferno
10
20
Dust2
22
16
Mirage
12
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
80 - 62 +18 85.2 1.27
74 - 63 +11 81.2 1.16
59 - 66 -7 74.3 1.01
60 - 67 -7 70.6 0.99
48 - 61 -13 51.2 0.83
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 61 +12 80.4 1.21
75 - 66 +9 73.7 1.15
66 - 66 0 78.9 1.14
60 - 65 -5 74.0 1.01
42 - 65 -23 51.1 0.77
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1270
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1457
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
#1
Freya | 
United Kingdom woOrmY
n1
2020-11-06 23:35
1 reply
Choko was the problem
2020-11-07 00:23
#2
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Norway Olemannen
Nice
2020-11-06 23:35
15 replies
Losing to no-niko faze lmao
2020-11-06 23:40
14 replies
#22
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Ukraine NiP_sux
Losing to niko faze is more LMAO
2020-11-06 23:57
10 replies
how
2020-11-07 00:40
5 replies
Because niko is a shit caller and his ego hindered him of becoming a tier 1 player
2020-11-07 03:39
4 replies
But better than letting cold or olof call imo We will see how well the "new" faze will call
2020-11-07 08:59
3 replies
#59
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Finland Glibsu
i think olof or cold can call better than niko. Niko could not use his players right
2020-11-07 10:02
1 reply
EZ +1
2020-11-07 12:45
Not what I meant. He should habe let karrigan be the IGL, then faze would have been a true contender to be #1
2020-11-09 02:29
No.
2020-11-07 02:14
Losing to granpa olof is the lmaoest
2020-11-07 03:44
2 replies
F0rest fan talking bs is lmaoestest
2020-11-07 04:41
1 reply
lol
2020-11-07 10:08
faze is way better without him, he was the problem
2020-11-07 00:40
1 reply
KevinGatesNo
2020-11-07 02:44
No Niko Faze > Niko Faze, u will see
2020-11-07 12:50
depression
2020-11-06 23:35
OG so trash kkkkkkkk
2020-11-06 23:36
#5
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United States B0b3rT
Faze up baby
2020-11-06 23:36
2 replies
#20
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Europe bernAA!
thats right
2020-11-06 23:56
+1
2020-11-07 00:09
#6
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Turkey gozgoz43
niko was the problem
2020-11-06 23:36
1 reply
+1
2020-11-07 00:15
Kick this nub nbotk already
2020-11-06 23:37
1 reply
+1
2020-11-07 06:11
#8
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Serbia CoVRa
Broky again so fucking good....
2020-11-06 23:38
1 reply
#75
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Argentina Caitofaze
+1
2020-11-07 13:56
GG FaZe us much better with cold as IGL.
2020-11-06 23:39
#11
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Just get rid of NBKEKW , make him coach or analyst or something if him being a "godfather" to the rest of the team matters but get him out of this lineup because he is holding them back! ISSA a beast as always , so fucking underrated!
2020-11-06 23:39
3 replies
Yes, him being coach would be great because i dont think they want to get rid of him completely. But he is also 26 years old so i think he wanna play few more years before coaching.
2020-11-07 00:37
1 reply
#66
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Pakistan LoOuU2
But he should rather start grinding again and rekindle that flame to be a Top competitor once more because that doesn't seem to be the case here and he is bringing down 4 other people along with him.
2020-11-07 11:36
#50
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India asur
+1
2020-11-07 05:00
#12
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Finland xEd123
-nbk
2020-11-06 23:39
broky rent free in nbks mind
2020-11-06 23:40
8 replies
what? broky havent said anything to nbk? or did you just wanna use this overused "rent free" comment to try sound cool
2020-11-06 23:45
7 replies
??????? of course broky wouldnt diss nbk????? why take this so seriously---- if you saw the match, nbk was tilting really hard bc he was killing him and inconveniencing og everywhere
2020-11-07 01:12
2 replies
Lol, just admit that ur comments didnt make any sense and you just wanted to use this overused "rent free" comment somehow
2020-11-07 10:23
1 reply
so mad about something so meaningless tf
2020-11-07 12:35
Idiot.
2020-11-07 03:11
He was obviously trying to sound cool with this shit overused meme
2020-11-07 07:37
2 replies
+1
2020-11-07 10:22
#69
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Singapore FallBlade
+1
2020-11-07 11:40
Nbk bad if they replace him og well have so much fire power
2020-11-06 23:55
Another proof that NiKo igl was wasting of time
2020-11-06 23:56
3 replies
They won 3-0 vs og last time with niko igl KEKW
2020-11-06 23:59
2 replies
Yeah, and in next tournament they lost to GODSENT and ended up in 9th place. It's obvious that winning IEM was a fluke. FaZe are looking much better now.
2020-11-07 00:45
1 reply
Faze AS A TEAM looking much better now :)
2020-11-07 11:34
#23
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Brazil KingDavi
Nbkekw. Godzera and Broky pog
2020-11-06 23:58
faze up..!
2020-11-07 00:24
FAZE UP
2020-11-07 00:34
OG BETTORS LUL
2020-11-07 00:40
BotB with NBK. Overhyped good igl
2020-11-07 01:17
#FaZeUp Edit: Have a good day!
2020-11-07 01:28
Guess Niko was the problem after all
2020-11-07 01:52
3 replies
Yeah you can see they are now having fun while playing the game not like with niko igling always serious, sometimes you just gotta have fun while playing you know?:)
2020-11-07 03:58
2 replies
#67
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Allu and Sunny like this comment
2020-11-07 11:36
1 reply
+1 xD
2020-11-08 01:19
COLDZERA IS SICK!! (Literally)
2020-11-07 04:11
1 reply
#68
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Pakistan LoOuU2
KEKW
2020-11-07 11:37
Cold bestest
2020-11-07 04:42
Niko was the problem
2020-11-07 04:49
lol
2020-11-07 05:15
Niko was the problem
2020-11-07 06:29
broky to G2
2020-11-07 08:03
AleksiBeta POG
2020-11-07 08:11
NBK is extremely unconsistent. When he has bad day, they always lose.
2020-11-07 08:19
NBK fragging worse than olof who hasn't played for so long. Oof
2020-11-07 11:32
i still want to see Kjaerbye gone, and somewhat decent IGL instead. they cannot rely on cold as an IGL. it will fall apart eventually. cold aint IGL.
2020-11-07 12:27
Let's go faze!! Go rekt vitality
2020-11-07 13:33
Sad!
2020-11-07 21:41
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