BIG send FaZe to lower bracket, GODSENT upset Heroic

Two great games on Mirage close out today's matches from Group B.

BIG and GODSENT claimed their first wins at IEM Winter 2021 after dispatching FaZe and Heroic, respectively. The Germans went toe-to-toe with their opponents on Mirage, going all the way to overtime before claiming victory at 19-17. GODSENT meanwhile upset the Danish favorites 16-13 after a great performance from the Brazilian youngsters.

The upper bracket semifinal will see BIG face against GODSENT for a spot in the Group B final while FaZe and Heroic fight for survival in the first round of the lower bracket on Friday.

syrsoN was the difference-maker for BIG as he clocked 34 frags on Mirage

BIG got off to a great start on the T side of Mirage against FaZe. The Germans created an early 8-3 advantage on the back of a great opening pistol and a fantastic double from Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's Deagle. The international mix only managed to take three rounds of their own before switching sides, trailing 6-9 at halftime.

FaZe came alive on the offense as they strung five in a row before BIG was able to settle in the CT side. Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants was a joy to behold, finding impact in almost every round and converting a couple of 2vX situations that gave his team a short-lived advantage before the Germans were able to force overtime.

Overtime became the broky and Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische show as the two snipers took over the game. tabseN's men managed to keep their composure through a flawless CT side in extra time before closing the game 19-17 on the A bombsite.

Mirage also saw GODSENT and Heroic come to blows on the B stream. The Brazilians took the early lead on the T side after a Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo 1v2 on the pistol round, allowing them to create a 5-0 advantage. A Danish resurgence powered by Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund keep the half close, as Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and co. ended their CT side only 7-8 behind.

Switching sides saw GODSENT set the early pace again, winning the second pistol before another five-round winning streak that saw the South Americans lead 13-7 as Bruno "⁠latto⁠" Rebelatto shined on the defensive side. TACO's young squad did not let go of the lead, completing the upset against the Major semifinalists 16-13.

Matchpage
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19
2nd December 2021
Germany
17
Mirage
19
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 21 +18 109.4 1.62
27 - 26 +1 84.2 1.18
23 - 28 -5 72.6 0.91
14 - 26 -12 47.7 0.68
17 - 25 -8 41.4 0.68
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 21 +13 89.5 1.36
29 - 26 +3 90.1 1.10
22 - 22 0 58.8 1.08
27 - 26 +1 73.9 1.03
14 - 25 -11 53.9 0.75
Matchpage
16
13
2nd December 2021
16
Mirage
13
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 17 +12 79.8 1.27
22 - 20 +2 81.5 1.15
21 - 20 +1 83.0 1.05
16 - 21 -5 71.6 0.88
13 - 22 -9 50.9 0.73
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 21 +6 110.0 1.53
22 - 20 +2 70.6 1.14
19 - 21 -2 69.7 0.89
17 - 20 -3 60.7 0.86
14 - 20 -6 53.3 0.81
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1322
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1615
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1833
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Bruno 'latto' Rebelatto
Bruno 'latto' Rebelatto
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
#1
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice godsent
2021-12-02 19:16
3 replies
Imagine losing to TACO in 2021 xd
2021-12-02 20:24
2 replies
#58
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China HEIDASHUAi
Heroic deserves to lose !
2021-12-02 20:24
doesn't matter. any of those team can lose to tier-3 stack.
2021-12-02 21:08
hahahaha
2021-12-02 19:16
Battle of the awpers
2021-12-02 19:16
#5
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Brazil DELORK1LL
GODMODE PORRA VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-12-02 19:17
1 reply
niceee GODSENT VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-12-03 00:47
Onlinetares was the problem
2021-12-02 19:17
2 replies
mad turks inc.
2021-12-02 19:19
Big with Xantares winning trophies, Big with Gade finally beating trash Faze
2021-12-02 19:50
How heroic can lose after performing better than Godsent in PGL and blast
2021-12-02 19:17
5 replies
bo1
2021-12-02 19:45
Godsent grown alot since the major
2021-12-02 21:01
3 replies
Then it will be interesting to watch big vs godsent
2021-12-03 06:00
2 replies
And it was
2021-12-03 23:30
1 reply
Really I have to admit what you said #62 , they have grown
2021-12-04 06:43
#9
NiKo | 
India ga7axy
Save broky
2021-12-02 19:18
#10
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Germany Ryuzth
ez
2021-12-02 19:18
WAS LOS FLORIAN RISCHE Maschine
2021-12-02 19:18
1 reply
florian rische more like florian richtig))))))
2021-12-02 19:23
LMAOOO GODSENT UPSET HEROIC KKKKKKKKKKK
2021-12-02 19:18
upset city lol
2021-12-02 19:18
#15
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Brazil Largato
EZ 4 the GODS
2021-12-02 19:19
Big won but gade showed his potential as he had said that he was better than xantares.
2021-12-02 19:19
2 replies
big 50 (adr) bomb by him
2021-12-02 19:25
1 reply
gj :))
2021-12-02 19:43
Heroic throwing lol
2021-12-02 19:20
EZ4TACO
2021-12-02 19:21
LETS GO BIG !
2021-12-02 19:22
Walked, walked, 2021. I am fucked if I know how many years have passed, and FaZe continues to break through the next bottom.
2021-12-02 19:23
Way too easy for the GOATEST country to ever GOAT, the Great Federative Republic of Brazil
2021-12-02 19:24
VAMOOOOS TACO
2021-12-02 19:27
Ez
2021-12-02 19:28
#28
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Switzerland ayygurl
:DD
2021-12-02 19:29
#29
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Brazil Anarchybr
EZ match against danish onliners and cheaters
2021-12-02 19:29
TACO is like the opposite of peacemaker, he makes every team better
2021-12-02 19:30
8 replies
Underrated comment
2021-12-02 19:42
There should be a like button on HLTV for comments like yours
2021-12-02 19:48
+1
2021-12-02 21:30
#70
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Brazil hugoooo
He didn't made Liquid better
2021-12-02 21:36
3 replies
they reached top 2 with taco
2021-12-02 22:06
2 replies
+1
2021-12-02 23:56
#81
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Brazil cassiongas
Top 1, wasn't it? Anyways, hugoooo clearly doesn't know what he is talking about kkkkkk
2021-12-03 00:31
+1 people forget he was on sk lg, 2x major winner. He has the experience and game sense to help the young ones on the team
2021-12-03 03:00
#31
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Germany JonnyEGood
imagine you get awp every gun round on Mirage and only get 14 kills in almost 30 rounds?
2021-12-02 19:33
1 reply
#36
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North America AsheS_EdeN
I've seen teams stop dropping the AWP over when that shit happens.
2021-12-02 19:38
#32
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Russia WiHuu
AXAXAAXA GJ TACO
2021-12-02 19:37
#33
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Russia ToughGuy
Give more time to FaZe karrigan is the best igl in the world just 1 more year and when lans comeback they will be unstoppable u will see
2021-12-02 19:37
5 replies
lan is alredy back bro, they had 4 lan events in a row and still very inconsistent
2021-12-02 21:12
3 replies
0 Iq detected
2021-12-02 23:57
#79
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Denmark nicram64
Are you 3 y.o to not see the irony in that comment?
2021-12-03 00:02
1 reply
ik, but im not wrong, and ik that karrigan is one of the best igl of the world but, there have been passed some months after faze finished the list so, its a little disapointing of him
2021-12-03 00:33
then he is 33 years old kekw are you serious?
2021-12-03 00:39
#34
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Brazil henri1
so fucking ez for godsent
2021-12-02 19:37
Not a big fan of Bo1 but each team is practicing well before the match. Nobody should be coming in cold. Upsets are always exciting
2021-12-02 19:37
2 replies
#42
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North America AsheS_EdeN
I actually agree. BO1's are just no good. Because any team can have a lucky map. (Not saying any of them did get lucky per se, but you definitely have the possibility of it.)
2021-12-02 19:46
1 reply
#63
ZywOo | 
Brazil PqSxd
Godsent is a young team, this is for sure a good result, but they are still getting better and these 3 young players getting the exp.
2021-12-02 21:04
#38
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Two incredible games. Broky drops 39 frags and GODSENT pull off one of the best upsets in recent memory.
2021-12-02 19:43
#40
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Poland sosiad
BO1 be like
2021-12-02 19:44
FAZE CHOKE AHAHAHAHA
2021-12-02 19:46
What a series of chokes honestly. First BIG choked, then Faze choked, and then Faze choked again lmao.
2021-12-02 19:46
#45
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Finland AliSabid
onlineric
2021-12-02 19:47
#46
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South America Melegatti
Godky can't carry that much
2021-12-02 19:48
#48
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India aR__
I just can't stop laughing how people gave cadiaN the nickname of comediaN 🤷🤣🤣
2021-12-02 19:49
1 reply
gade + Cadian = gaydiaN XAXXAAXXAXAXXAAXXAXAXXAXAX
2021-12-02 19:51
FaZe is overrated. Pathetic.
2021-12-02 19:54
1 reply
#53
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Brazil wololo10
Twistzz back to Liquid pls
2021-12-02 20:06
-gade -tiziaN when???? They won but that team is still a joke
2021-12-02 19:56
2 replies
0 brain
2021-12-02 22:11
1 reply
expected from german fanstraight
2021-12-02 23:36
Huge win for godsent, GG Faze need more firepower imo
2021-12-02 20:11
PogSent
2021-12-02 20:16
Godsent pog
2021-12-02 20:31
Godsent played great today.
2021-12-02 20:42
bo1 so acceptable loss in OT but really FaZe? They aren't even doing roster changes and they should be a better team than this on paper.
2021-12-02 20:44
#67
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Hungary szia
unexpected by BIG, i am glad
2021-12-02 21:29
#69
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Brazil InViktor
Heroic is legend in Major and there are still people who call them onlinners… Wrong are the teams that didn't win tournaments in the "online era"…
2021-12-02 21:35
unlucky kkkk
2021-12-03 00:30
TACO 2 MAJORS. HEROIC 0 MAJORS. EZZZ PROFIT
2021-12-03 04:28
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