Heroic come back to secure upper semis spot; FaZe go down to the lower bracket

FaZe come out defeated after conceding a six-round lead on the second map.

Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and co. remain in the upper bracket after a 2-0 victory over FaZe at BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021. The Danish team edged Mirage 16-14 early in the series before pulling a comeback on Nuke to complete the sweep. Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund and René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen made the difference for their squad in an intense series.

Heroic will face the winner of Natus Vincere vs BIG tomorrow at 15:00 to claim the first spot in the upper bracket final while the losers will face each other in the first round of the lower bracket on Friday.

stavn performed consistently across both maps

FaZe's pick of Mirage saw Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen call some great rotations on the T side, often catching the B defenders off guard while his team converted several 2vX situations that seemed unwinnable for the offense. Despite facing an early deficit, Heroic maintained composure, consistently founding the early advantage to edge the half ahead 8-7 as TeSeS played a rock-solid defense.

The second half was equally as competitive with Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali coming alive on the T side, powering Heroic to match point before a jaw-dropping 1v3 clutch by Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken kept FaZe alive temporarily. The Danes avoided going into overtime, winning 16-14 after an anti-climactic 30th round.

Going into Heroic's Nuke the European squad faced an uphill battle to force the decider. A solid CT half from FaZe saw them convert their second force buy of the series to give them the early advantage as Twistzz made his mark in their 9-6 half. After moving to the T side karrigan's squad seemed to have taken control of the match, going up 13-7 but a failed 3v2 on round 21 turned the odds in favour of the Danes. Heroic went on an incredible nine-round winning streak to come back and steal Nuke 16-13, ending the series 2-0.

Matchpage
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24th November 2021
16
Mirage
14
16
Nuke
13
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 34 +12 91.2 1.26
44 - 37 +7 79.5 1.23
46 - 40 +6 84.4 1.17
43 - 39 +4 75.6 1.09
34 - 36 -2 55.6 0.95
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 40 +6 91.0 1.24
42 - 43 -1 75.0 0.96
36 - 45 -9 68.7 0.92
35 - 45 -10 76.5 0.87
27 - 41 -14 45.3 0.72
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1036
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
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Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1387
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1905
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
#1
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North America drac0z
faze wow( I think it's time to sign ropz
2021-11-24 16:55
9 replies
they need an igl first
2021-11-24 17:37
8 replies
LMAO. But, seriously, ever since the start of the Legends stage at the major Faze look like a top 15 team at best. Having rain, olof, karrigan - players among who the average age is 29 - cannot last long and is a bit unreliable (they occasionally have massive performances but have way more "off" games). MOUZ feels like the obvious replacement with like ropz and maybe frozen since karrigan has worked with both of them and they achieved some success at the end of 2019/start of 2020.
2021-11-24 17:54
7 replies
Bymas might be a better replacement for rain considering his roles and adaptability
2021-11-24 18:10
3 replies
#19
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United Kingdom EoOo
no, bymas isn't good enough
2021-11-24 19:14
#20
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Argentina nymeros
jks replaces rain perfectly
2021-11-24 19:31
1 reply
jkaem replaces rain perfectly guys for real I'm just sharing my opinion no comment chain pls :(
2021-11-25 03:21
Everyone knows that Olof has simply been a stand-in while they try to find someone to replace him. He retired ages ago but keeps coming back to fill in for Faze.
2021-11-24 22:52
2 replies
I mean, both Karrigan and Twistzz said before IEM Cologne 2021 that Olof is going to be staying longer (they were insinuating that the roster will be permanent)
2021-11-25 15:33
1 reply
Yes but changes are needed something isnt working out and i cant figure out what it is
2021-11-26 00:19
LAN buff pog
2021-11-24 16:55
#3
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India ga7axy
save broky
2021-11-24 16:55
Ez 4 Heroic
2021-11-24 16:55
Faze down!
2021-11-24 16:56
Karrigan still goat igl
2021-11-24 16:57
Yeah idk what to expect anymore
2021-11-24 16:57
their chokes make me sad
2021-11-24 16:57
God stavn
2021-11-24 17:01
Twistzz and 4 bots
2021-11-24 17:02
FAZE DOWN
2021-11-24 17:04
Faze down!
2021-11-24 17:05
man this faze team....for so many years I have followed and supported this team. It start to be just to much
2021-11-24 17:07
Heroic and their flukes again
2021-11-24 17:15
5 replies
flair checks out
2021-11-24 20:29
4 replies
Nuke was clear fluke by Heroic It wouldn't be smart move to argue with this fact
2021-11-25 13:16
3 replies
Nice of you to call the comeback on a heavy ct-sided map a fluke
2021-11-25 15:01
2 replies
If you say what Nuke is heavily ct-sided then u don't know how to play this map
2021-11-25 16:28
1 reply
I guess no pro player knows how to play this map then Mr professor. 2nd highest ct side win rate in big events 2021.
2021-11-26 23:27
constant pain :(
2021-11-24 18:14
What’s with danish teams and the luckiest fucking wins constantly. Astralis 16-14’s vs liquid and heroic 16-14’s all the time too
2021-11-24 19:35
1 reply
Faze were playing like shit their T side on nuke and ct side on mirage, kinda deserved loss because they threw some ez rounds as always though
2021-11-24 21:39
ez pz for Xizt
2021-11-24 21:34
FaZe lost so many rounds to brokys dumbass repositions! Why does he think he's simple, allowed to roam and all? Heroic doesn't fear you, you should be cautious to obvious pushes and shit. You're a pretty readable follow the instructions player they know you wouldn't pull something outta your ass as s1mple does. Mans unpredictable that's also the reason he's feared and allowed to reposition!
2021-11-25 01:33
3 replies
I won't change your mind coz it speaks truth. I like broky's awping but his repositions on the map aren't on point. He is skilled but lacks experience. For example in that round on mirage as a ct underpass/mid, he got 3k with awp in a weird position, the fact that he was there with no ct support is a result of inexperience but the fact that he got 3k in a stressful situation was a reminder of his skill.
2021-11-25 10:16
2 replies
Skillful yes but decision making no. Yeah i agree, but against trading teams he'll never be allowed to do that such as Na'Vi, Gambit and Astralis.
2021-11-25 10:37
1 reply
Exactly. Trading teams would destroy his playstyle
2021-11-25 11:15
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