FaZe, Heroic to face off for IEM Cologne playoff spot; Vitality, FURIA out

FaZe march on in the lower bracket after eliminating Vitality, but Heroic stand on their way to the round of six.

The disappointing form Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's men have been showing online is seemingly behind them, as FaZe have won four out of five matches played in Cologne and a 2-0 over Vitality being their latest accomplishment.

A true test of FaZe's level will come next in the form of Heroic. The Danes have risen to the top since the additions of Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali and Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck earlier in the year and have defeated FURIA 2-0 to get one step away from playoffs. However, Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's team has been lacking some of the flair they are known for at the $1,000,000 LAN event.

rain provided impact on both Mirage and Dust2

FaZe's 5-2 start to Mirage, their map pick, wasn't converted into a strong offensive half for the European side, who have been struggling as T recently. An eight-round streak for Vitality started with a 2v5 turnaround from Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier, setting them up for a respectable first half (10-5). However, the Frenchmen never got going after the switch, as Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer on the second AWP inspired a comeback and enabled a near-flawless CT side for FaZe.

Solid defenses continued on Dust2, where FaZe were 6-0 up and closed out the half 11-4, killing Vitality's momentum with a full eco. A quick conclusion to the map was avoided with a USP-S eco win from apEX and co., who then started a comeback, but a moment of briliance from Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken at 14-14 pushed FaZe across the line.

Heroic's CT side on Ancient showed some gaps, with FURIA exploiting them to get six rounds for the half, equalizing after the pistol (9-9). Heroic started rolling with the rifles and cadiaN's 1v3 clutch on A propelled them close to victory, but it was only after overtime that the Danes closed out the map. On their pick of Nuke, cadiaN's team had an easier task and after an early back-and-forth, won 12 of 16 rounds down the stretch to take the map 16-10.

Matchpage
2
0
11th July 2021
16
Mirage
11
16
Dust2
14
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 37 +6 85.8 1.22
39 - 32 +7 69.2 1.17
42 - 36 +6 80.9 1.17
40 - 36 +4 73.4 1.13
41 - 38 +3 75.1 1.11
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 36 +3 70.7 1.07
39 - 45 -6 67.0 0.97
35 - 41 -6 75.0 0.90
32 - 42 -10 72.1 0.87
34 - 41 -7 61.4 0.87
Matchpage
0
2
11th July 2021
17
Ancient
19
10
Nuke
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 44 +6 91.7 1.21
36 - 44 -8 67.2 0.95
38 - 41 -3 67.5 0.95
29 - 41 -12 58.1 0.81
36 - 49 -13 66.5 0.80
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 29 +20 80.1 1.36
47 - 41 +6 94.4 1.22
41 - 39 +2 65.6 1.06
43 - 39 +4 66.3 1.00
36 - 43 -7 67.6 0.86
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
280
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
838
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1489
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1210
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1825
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1328
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1846
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Faze on LAN = top 3 team
2021-07-11 16:35
11 replies
Faze <3
2021-07-11 16:35
#8
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Namibia KhT
great job from faze they still have to work on these t sides tho
2021-07-11 16:39
2 replies
+1
2021-07-11 16:50
+1
2021-07-11 17:16
you were a Vitality fan, right?
2021-07-11 17:16
2 replies
yes
2021-07-11 17:17
1 reply
xd good
2021-07-11 18:06
#26
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Sweden 0sko
gg wp both teams
2021-07-11 17:35
#27
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Russia AskeladdVT
Top3 (Lower Bracket since the opening matches)
2021-07-11 17:56
Faze Up
2021-07-11 18:15
#FazeUp
2021-07-11 18:39
lan clan > onlineroic ez 2-0 for faze
2021-07-11 16:36
#4
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United States Rayduh
SO EASY FOR GOD OF NA CS TWISTZZ
2021-07-11 16:36
Good job FaZe Vitality and zywh0 onliners exposed on LAN. Go back to playing tier 2 online RMR events.
2021-07-11 16:36
2 replies
nt s0mple, baiting both in the server and in hltv forums
2021-07-11 18:52
1 reply
nt d0xter onliner Enjoy your vacation after bombing out in last place KEKW
2021-07-11 18:53
Ez for gambit top 1 team in the cs history
2021-07-11 16:37
zywho?
2021-07-11 16:38
expected that Botality would lose hard in this series can't believe how bad ZyPooPoo and BoTeX played
2021-07-11 16:39
#10
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France niouke
-apex +alex
2021-07-11 16:43
3 replies
What happend with happy and kioshima?
2021-07-11 16:52
2 replies
Happy is playing VaLULrant and Kio is still streaming poker i guess
2021-07-11 17:19
1 reply
Kio looks like someone who'd be good in poker idk how to elaborate
2021-07-13 18:44
zywoo still one of the best players of csgo, but he needs a new and better team, with the level that vitality is now unable to get anything out of him, he needs to change teams quickly, he already needs a consistent and Brazilian awper, because these problems with the fifth player are already much more frequent and honda still needs to trill more, saffee or cold would be the 2 best options
2021-07-11 16:52
3 replies
He need french teammates, he can't leave the team
2021-07-11 19:01
2 replies
helloooo, g2 needs an awper, its perfect for him because g2 is an lan team,
2021-07-11 19:03
1 reply
ah yes hunter niko and the third the french
2021-07-12 01:29
Rooting for Faze now. About time they got back to Top10.
2021-07-11 16:52
1 reply
if faze really have great team work playing as one they will be in top10 after the series :)
2021-07-11 17:17
BotpEX
2021-07-11 17:03
apex is clown
2021-07-11 17:06
#17
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Argentina Saazu
god dayummmm good job faze!
2021-07-11 17:15
If Vitality benches apeX and gets a good igl it would be a top 3 team again
2021-07-11 17:16
2 replies
They never should've never benched Nivera, let's start at that.
2021-07-11 19:49
1 reply
True, eventhough Misuta is looking good right now
2021-07-12 00:54
FaZe LAN team wtf
2021-07-11 17:18
apex =clown zywho = who
2021-07-11 17:30
#29
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China HEIDASHUAi
Good Job FaZe!!!
2021-07-11 18:11
Nice faze
2021-07-11 19:38
fazetfup
2021-07-11 19:50
NICE to see FaZe performing well, FINALLY!!!! It took only 7months for them to not to go out last in a tournament LMAO
2021-07-11 20:02
1 reply
they where made for lans man! dont go too harsh on them
2021-07-11 23:13
zywho???? not even top5 this year, n00b apex is just an epileptic clown
2021-07-12 00:43
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