Spirit take down FaZe in DreamHack Masters Winter opener

Spirit will play Heroic next in Group A's upper bracket semi-finals for a spot in the playoffs.

Spirit beat FaZe in a close two-map series to kick off their campaign at DreamHack Masters Winter - Europe successfully, moving on in Group A's upper bracket. FaZe have dropped to the group's lower bracket, where they will lock horns with c0ntact for their tournament life.

The loss sees Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David & co. continue to struggle with consistency ever since they brought back Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer to replace Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač. The European mixture previously fell in last place of BLAST Premier Fall Showdown after a loss to MIBR in the opening round.

Spirit move on in Group A

Spirit won the opening series of the tournament on two maps, Dust2 and Mirage. Dust2 saw the two teams trade blows early on before Spirit pulled away with a dominant run to pick up the first map 16-11.

On Mirage, FaZe looked poised to force the decider once they got off to a flying start on the offense without an answer from the CIS side, but Spirit went on to tighten up the defense to come back into contention for the second map. In the end, despite another slow start on the T side, they came back from a 9-12 deficit to close the series at 16-13.

Matchpage
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30th November 2020
11
Dust2
16
13
Mirage
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 40 -2 79.6 1.03
31 - 33 -2 62.8 0.93
32 - 36 -4 61.0 0.91
30 - 38 -8 66.8 0.87
24 - 38 -14 45.2 0.71
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 35 +10 83.5 1.31
38 - 29 +9 71.1 1.16
35 - 29 +6 71.2 1.11
35 - 30 +5 64.6 1.10
32 - 33 -1 68.5 1.06
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
EZ FOR SPIRIT
2020-11-30 15:54
4 replies
#16
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Serbia LtN))
+1 GO SPIRIT
2020-11-30 15:53
Why do even faze bother to pay them, just disband ffs
2020-11-30 15:53
yep called it
2020-11-30 16:21
#37
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United States weaboo
magixx sus aim locks
2020-11-30 17:43
LULZE
2020-11-30 15:47
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof Choke clan back at it
2020-11-30 15:49
#4
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
Dignitas Olof?
2020-11-30 15:48
5 replies
Seriously?
2020-11-30 15:48
4 replies
#10
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Finland 0lter
Seriously
2020-11-30 15:50
#15
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Serbia LtN))
Noooo
2020-11-30 15:53
2 replies
seri OUSLY?
2020-11-30 17:04
krimz vac banned no no no no nooooonooono
2020-12-01 14:28
god mir
2020-11-30 15:48
#7
mir | 
Russia M13F
disband clan
2020-11-30 15:49
Expected by God Mir
2020-11-30 15:50
FaZe really need a good IGL, cuz cold better concentrate on his game, instead of control whole team
2020-11-30 15:50
2 replies
this is their last tournament of the year and this is the last tournament olof is a stand in :D they are trying to get IGl next year brother
2020-11-30 15:54
1 reply
hope so, bro
2020-11-30 16:42
It’s really sad that roster karrigan, niko, olof, guardian and rain could not get their mentality fixed and never got over their 2nd place finishings especially Boston and Katowice. Getting from basically best team in the world to this team, which isn’t able to beat top 30 team? I feel like when olof leaves Faze for the final time I really might stop watching CS. Yeah rain is cool I always liked him, but he is gonna be last member and this new team just isn’t apealing to me at all. Kjaerbye and Cold are players I really don’t like at some point you could call it hate and Broky is probably good player but I barely know him. Started in early 2014 when I fell in love with old LGB, then Fnatic when olof and krimz transfer happened and in 2017 with olof and guardian coming to faze I switched team I support for the 3rd and most likely last time. Someone who feels same way?
2020-11-30 15:54
6 replies
#14
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Serbia LtN))
stay strong bro(
2020-11-30 15:53
#20
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Russia pochesun
your team is trash.
2020-11-30 15:56
i like faze since kinguin but they really need to sort their shit out. Olof will leave, they will hopefully get a great igl and I hope in 2021 they will comeback stronger and so much better. AZR, dexter, I even read news where karrigan would rejoin, just get a freaking igl already so cold can shine instead of leading the entire team, now cold can be the star player after niko left
2020-11-30 15:57
It's hard to say what's happening with coldzera. It could be age, online CS or even IGLing. But IF he goes back to being his old self, dude. Believe me, you will start to love him lol
2020-11-30 17:13
NiKo and YNK fucked this team up. If CARRYgan comes back, you will maybe stay bro?
2020-11-30 18:32
1 reply
Yeah if karrigan comes back would be much easier to keep supporting them.
2020-11-30 20:08
#12
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Serbia LtN))
EZ4SPIRIT
2020-11-30 15:52
#13
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Canada Skadiddle
Disband already
2020-11-30 15:52
#19
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Germany BIG2020
that hurts
2020-11-30 15:54
lol
2020-11-30 16:03
#23
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Poland SebL
Spirit is looking great, TOP 15 team for me. And I'm really sad about FaZe, but it would be better for both players and org. to part ways.
2020-11-30 16:09
Noobs in FaZe
2020-11-30 16:22
Spirit rektered them a month ago here hltv.org/matches/2343665/faze-vs-spirit-.. and it was expected that spirit would end up rekting them today as well, expected 4:1 in maps for spirit in the past 2 months, cis too good for faze, wow, such unreal skill, unbelivable pro gaming, many wow, much pro :o
2020-11-30 16:23
#27
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Brazil pooternd
your job was to win this faze wtf
2020-11-30 16:25
Not even close - Faze have no firepower without Niko.
2020-11-30 16:26
#29
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Russia NOD777
Mir to navi confirmed
2020-11-30 16:32
Niko wouldn't let this happen.
2020-11-30 16:36
expected from biggest bot team 2020
2020-11-30 17:04
SAVE BROKY PLEASE
2020-11-30 17:29
5 replies
He is shit and overrated too
2020-11-30 18:31
4 replies
expected from floor shitting men
2020-11-30 18:34
3 replies
i live like royalty who tf are you
2020-11-30 18:41
2 replies
I live 10000000x better than royalty. I'm the nephew of a rich narco and corrupt army general here. Also, stop shitting on ur streets boy.
2020-11-30 18:44
1 reply
14 year kid flexing his dad's income Daddy buy me a computer lmao
2020-11-30 18:47
Ez for iDISBALANCE
2020-11-30 17:41
Kjaerbye top fragging shows everything whats wrong about faze clan
2020-11-30 18:31
It's simple, FaZe is just gonna wait till 2021 to get a proper IGL and a coach. Anything that happens in the rest of 2020 doesn't matter. So FaZe supporters, just chill and enjoy matches and zip a coke. Let's wait for ropz and karrigan to come.
2020-11-30 18:37
Olof needs to retire for sure.
2020-11-30 18:43
Best decision for Faze is disbandment. I dont see any other solution
2020-11-30 19:31
FaZe just got iDISBANDED by iDISBALANCE
2020-11-30 21:01
mir's team.
2020-11-30 22:08
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