The crown that has eluded the journeyed IGL: karrigan's chance to finally claim a Major

The Danish tactician is due for a Major victory, and Antwerp is looking to be his time after a tumultuous history at previous events.

In Counter-Strike's busy calendar, massive tournaments come and go, with teams often traveling from one $500,000 international event to the next within a few weeks. Though some tournaments have reached their own level of acclaim separate from the rest, still nothing quite equates to, or will ever quite reach the individual prestige of, the glory and stamp on history that securing victory at a Major has.

Fourteen of those Majors over the course of nine years — that is how long Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen has been on the hunt for Counter-Strike's most coveted crown, managing five quarter-final appearances, two semi-final finishes, and most notably coming in spitting distance of claiming victory at ELEAGUE Boston only to fall in heartbreak fashion to a historic run from Cloud9.

For one of the most storied and tenured in-game leaders to ever grace the game to still not have that achievement to his name is a tragedy. Now, as we approach PGL Major Antwerp with FaZe sitting on top of the world rankings, karrigan is in perhaps the best position he's ever been in to finally claim the title that has eluded him for so much of his career. Below, we take a look at his past attempts to get the biggest trophy there is, and just what exactly makes now, when so many other superteams have also formed, FaZe's best chance to take home the crown.

karrigan has put FaZe in pole position to take home this Major trophy

After transitioning from a successful period playing for fnatic in 1.6, karrigan's initial results in CS:GO took a downturn, with the journeyman having stints on German and Danish teams as he looked to find his place in the scene. He remained a stalwart presence in the Counter-Strike sub-top, attending numerous international events but failing to make deep runs at most. When DreamHack Winter 2013, the first Valve-sponsored Major rolled around, karrigan was on n!faculty, but the lineup lacked the pedigree and individual prowess to make a deep run, going out in 9-12th place.

The following two Majors, EMS One Katowice 2014 and ESL One Cologne 2014, were much the same, with karrigan failing to find success with Reason and CPH Wolves, respectively. Unable to contend with the likes of Virtus.pro and NIP, karrigan was once again eliminated in the group stage, still requiring more experience and better players around him as the scene developed further. The next months were a period of flux for the Danish tactician as he played a handful of tournaments for CPH Wolves, Dignitas, and MOUZ, but by the time next Major rolled around he was comfortably starting to settle into a roster that had the potential to take on some of the world's best teams, one that would become a long-time home, and a staple core for years to come.

United under TSM with Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, and René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg, karrigan's record at Majors immediately improved, with the Danish lineup making a run to the quarter-finals of ESL One Katowice 2015 before they were eliminated by NIP, who went on to finish in second place. Subsequent tournament appearances saw that TSM roster rising to notoriety as they took home a handful of titles, establishing themselves as a staple name among the elite teams in the world.

TSM continued to flounder in their Major appearances, exiting Katowice in 5-8th

However, Major titles and indeed deep tournament runs in the most highly acclaimed tournaments continued to remain elusive for a lineup that quickly became known for a penchant for choking deep into serious tournaments, and that narrative continued to haunt the team as they exited ESL One Cologne 2015 in 3-4th place and DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 in 5-8th.

Ever a consistent presence deep in tournaments, the TSM lineup hit a hiccup at the end of 2015 as they cut ties with the organization, later forming what is now the Astralis brand with team manager Frederik Byskov. By the time the next Major, MLG Columbus 2016, came around, karrigan and company were well-established names under their new banner, but the same storyline persisted, with the squad unable to overcome teams when the playoffs got underway not just in Columbus, but also in Cologne later that year.

For the team, it was time to make a change, years of missed opportunities finally overcoming the camaraderie shared among the players. By October, karrigan was the one on the chopping block, but he almost immediately found a home on a new, international project — FaZe. Results for the players in that organization immediately improved, but they still weren't title contenders, lacking the firepower to truly overcome some of the competition, unable to achieve the results that would prove the viability of an international project.

It was only the following year, when FaZe acquired Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač from MOUZ, that things began to change. After FaZe suffered a quarter-final exit at ELEAGUE Major Atlanta 2017, the superstar Bosnian rilfer was recruited to bring the team to a new level, and an improvement was almost immediate as karrigan secured his first offline international title in over two years at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3. That was, however, the only title the team had to their name over the following months, despite a number of deep placements and runner-up finishes, and it all came crashing down at PGL Major Krakow as FaZe fell in the group stage, being one of the first two teams eliminated with an 0-3 record.

As the player break dawned, changes were on the horizon, and the team went on to add Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer and Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács. With karrigan at the helm, that roster attained rapid success, claiming titles at ESL One New York and ELEAGUE Premier 2017 mere months into their tenure. It seemed as if the early exit from playoffs curse that had plagued karrigan's teams had finally lifted, and even more runner-up finishes at other top events followed, with FaZe looking to be in top shape as the year reached its end with them winning ECS Season 4 Finals as we moved into 2018.

It seemed to be destiny, then, when the stars aligned for karrigan in Boston at the start of the year — midway through a parity era FaZe were peaking in form, putting themselves in pole position to make a deep run at the second ELEAGUE Major. With no dominant team there to halt their run, entering the tournament in top shape and with the superstar abilities of NiKo and GuardiaN led by a karrigan who had hit his stride, comfortably proving himself as one of the best in-game leaders in the world over the past two years, FaZe were a surefire favorite to take home the title.

FaZe were favorites as they took to the stage in Boston

A 3-1 record in the Challengers Stage gave way to a flawless run through to the playoffs, and FaZe seemed set to make good on the expectation for their team at the tournament. karrigan's calling supported by superstar numbers from the talent around him saw the team comfortably defeat MOUZ and Natus Vincere in the playoffs to make it to the grand final, where they met Cloud9 — a team who were having a Cinderella run of their own, recovering from an 0-2 start in the Legends Stage and going all the way through the playoffs.

In perhaps one of the most intense Major grand finals to ever play out, Cloud9 and FaZe battled through three maps, Cloud9 hoping to secure the first-ever Major title for North America and FaZe looking to prove the viability of an international roster. The European combine opened the series with a narrow win on Mirage, but faltered on their own map pick, Overpass, a selection which had been karrigan's choice over Cache — a map that other players on FaZe would go on to say that they would have rather played.

A mere round would separate karrigan from a Major title on the Inferno decider, but the 15-11 lead FaZe had held began to dwindle, karrigan's calling unable to help his side take things over the line. Overtime ensued and Cloud9 leapt ahead, the haunting memory of past chokes rising up again for karrigan as FaZe were left staring down a 15-18 deficit. Despite forcing a second overtime, the opportunity for the Danish tactician to close things out and claim his first crown had passed, and it was instead Cloud9 who came out on top, claiming victory in the second overtime as FaZe were left dejected, karrigan heartbroken as the title slipped away like water through unclasped hands.

After the Major, FaZe remained a title contender as further runner-up finishes and deep playoff appearances continued, but any momentum they had hoped to build was cut short as olofmeister was sidelined due to a wrist injury ahead of IEM Sydney 2018. Despite the setback and with former NIP in-game leader Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström as a stand-in, karrigan again proved his abilities as a captain, leading FaZe to take home the Australian trophy over Astralis. karrigan's incredible ability to lead any band of players and form a contending team continued to be displayed as he secured a second title victory at ESL One Belo Horizonte in another stand-in situation, this time with Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen filling in for olofmeister, and FaZe remained a team that was a stalwart in deep event appearances, but one that couldn't quite establish a foothold as a title-winning team.

By the time the FACEIT Major in London rolled around, FaZe were no longer favorites to take home the title, and it was another quarter-final elimination that put an early end to karrigan's hopes of taking home a title. Despite winning EPICENTER 2018 a few months later, results began to spiral for FaZe, and they remained inconsistent. By the year's end, it was karrigan who was put on the chopping block once again, with NiKo having assumed control of FaZe and karrigan left a journeyman once again.

the FACEIT Major ended with FaZe once again faltering well before the grand final

Following a brief trial period on Envy during which karrigan failed to qualify for IEM Katowice 2019, the veteran found a new home, joining MOUZ with whom he went on to secure a number of titles throughout the year. Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool was a shining beacon of talent already, but with karrigan's tutelage behind him, the team's results improved exponentially; however, the StarLadder Berlin Major was a point of failure for the team as they didn't even make the playoffs, a disappointment despite the stellar run of form the team enjoyed toward the end of the year, winning four titles through to the start of 2020.

Once the online era hit, MOUZ's title-winning form waned as they were unable to contend among the top crop of European teams. A labored year for karrigan saw MOUZ falter repeatedly, and once 2021 hit the Danish captain returned to FaZe, linking up with Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants as well as reuniting with Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard. The team still were missing a piece though, and the swap of Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David for olofmeister was not enough to make them a championship-calibre team. Early exits and lacklustre tournament placements persisted, and with the online era keeping karrigan's Major opportunities at bay, FaZe remained nothing to write home about for almost the entirety of 2021, including at PGL Major Stockholm, where they were eliminated in the group stage once again.

Rumors of change had been brewing for much of the year though, the potential of a different reunion: That of ropz and karrigan, the Estonian rifler finally escaping the doldrums of MOUZ and using his exceptional talent to elevate FaZe to a world-class level.

That move became a reality as 2022 began, ropz arriving to replace olofmeister. The change immediately bore fruit for the team as they achieved a top three finish in their BLAST Spring Group, before going on to secure back-to-back titles at IEM Katowice and ESL Pro League Season 15. The former event had karrigan using yet another stand-in in the form of Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage, again demonstrating his versatility and capability as an in-game leader to take home a title.

FaZe secured their second trophy at ESL Pro League Season 15

Now, as we approach PGL Major Antwerp's Legends Stage, karrigan is in position to make another run at a Major title, this time with a roster of hand-selected players who entirely trust in his system. On top of that, the experience of struggling in numerous finals and playoffs has accumulated, and FaZe are heading to Belgium in stellar form, with no player break to halt their momentum.

They have challengers, sure: ENCE have risen up as a contender, and G2, Natus Vincere, Cloud9, and Heroic are all chomping at the bit to take this Major for themselves. However, FaZe have everything going for them as a team, enough individual skill to overcome any roster, and karrigan bringing an unparalleled level of experience to a team who have enough capabilities on their own.

The Antwerp Major is karrigan's proving ground to finally showcase that he can power an international roster to a Major trophy, his best chance yet to finally ink his name in the history books. Like before, FaZe are rising up in a period of uncertainty, but this time they have all of the talent, faith in karrigan, and few teams who can contend against their top level. This Major may be karrigan's to lose, but absolutely the one he should win.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.61
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1568
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1183
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1941
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1601
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1908
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1972
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1560
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1569
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Fallens chance to claim another major*
2022-05-13 19:40
30 replies
#3
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
+1
2022-05-13 19:41
13 replies
0-3 inc
2022-05-13 19:48
12 replies
+1
2022-05-13 19:50
#25
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
no
2022-05-13 19:50
Reported
2022-05-13 20:00
5 replies
#72
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Germany KoalaZZZ
Reported for report
2022-05-14 00:09
4 replies
unreported pls i like koalas
2022-05-14 00:10
3 replies
#80
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Germany KoalaZZZ
ok, 8/8
2022-05-14 01:10
2 replies
#82
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Spain Wiricardo
Wtf dude he doesnt like koalas at all
2022-05-14 02:12
1 reply
#84
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Germany KoalaZZZ
fuck :(
2022-05-14 02:15
+1
2022-05-13 23:38
#77
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Denmark Siicko
+1
2022-05-14 00:23
#96
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SexyGayMan
most likely 1-3
2022-05-14 05:52
+1
2022-05-14 12:15
#19
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Norway KhT
Lets fucking go karrigan
2022-05-13 19:47
2 replies
Fallen*
2022-05-13 20:14
#69
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United States DarkFX
HLTV thanks for the jinx!!! Lets go Faze, time to FAZEUP!!!!!!!
2022-05-13 23:52
Lunatic
2022-05-13 20:11
1 reply
Proudly
2022-05-13 20:15
FNX 100% MAJOR WINRATE Use FNX code in all stores for 100% DISCOUNT, forget stored cousin fiuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
2022-05-13 21:45
#60
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Yugoslavia Acceb
karrigan sucks just like his clothing line
2022-05-13 22:01
8 replies
You may not like the guy but he definitely doesn’t suck. He’s still easily one of the best igl’s in the game.
2022-05-13 23:01
4 replies
#90
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Brazil clonado
Exactly, Karrigan is maybe the best IGL ever in csgo with Gla1ve and Fallen, you have to pay respect for this guy.
2022-05-14 05:25
1 reply
+1
2022-05-14 11:38
#93
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Cyprus Porgos
+1 swag flair always based
2022-05-14 05:48
1 reply
lol this makes zero since
2022-05-14 06:56
He's probably the only IGL with poor aiming skills that reached top 1 since 2016. Respec
2022-05-13 23:14
1 reply
#78
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Yugoslavia Acceb
nt pronax
2022-05-14 00:35
#70
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United States DarkFX
FAZEUP bitchy boy
2022-05-13 23:52
#89
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Brazil wIDt
+1
2022-05-14 05:24
#2
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United Kingdom browafak
wont happen
2022-05-13 19:40
KARRIGAN or FALLEN? I can tell a lot about you by which one you pick. It may seem silly, but KARRIGAN people and FALLEN people are really different. I know which one I hope you are, but that's not for me to decide. So, what is it? KARRIGAN or FALLEN ?
2022-05-13 19:41
4 replies
#9
rigoN | 
Canada Yaokon
Faze on paper is the better team
2022-05-13 19:43
1 reply
#74
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Faze in reality, logically, mentally, statistically Faze is by any logical means, the favourite. Imperial barely even made it to the legends stage and they probably had the easiest path in the challengers stage.
2022-05-14 00:16
FalligaN
2022-05-13 23:38
ropz, I want ropz to win major
2022-05-14 02:13
RigoN wont let that happend
2022-05-13 19:41
1 reply
RigoN 1 MAJOR KARRIGAN 0 MAJOR SOONTM!
2022-05-14 09:14
damn hltv and cursing players. sorry faze fans
2022-05-13 19:42
lol not happening, PGL only CIS can win sorry
2022-05-13 19:42
6 replies
+1 2017 gambit, 2021 navi, this time c9
2022-05-13 19:43
5 replies
#16
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Russia WiHuu
Nt Spirit ez underdog run for the win just like in dota
2022-05-13 19:46
#22
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CIS kuuler
Imagine scenario when Outsiders or Spirit with their internal problems lift a trophy. This would be a banger
2022-05-13 19:51
3 replies
Internal problems in spirit?
2022-05-13 21:18
2 replies
#62
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Indonesia nouser
Probably not what he's thinking of but Spirit has no Hally going into this major
2022-05-13 22:47
1 reply
#107
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CIS kuuler
It is, thank you :)
2022-05-14 10:17
#8
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United States zovint
It would be amazing.
2022-05-13 19:42
Faze out 2-3 and no major,thanks me later
2022-05-13 19:43
10 replies
thank u now
2022-05-13 19:43
They always manage to choke at majors when there is absolutely 0 reason for doing this. At the last major they choked on Ancient against VP from 13-7 to 14-16 while playing on ct side, on the map, on which VP sucked and had 0 wins. Then they lost third map and was eliminated from the major 2-3
2022-05-13 20:20
5 replies
I remember that but that was without ropzicle
2022-05-13 20:28
Faze with Olof choked constantly, while Faze with ropz wins the maps they've choked before. This is a completely different team.
2022-05-13 20:48
3 replies
Ropz didnt change team except for utillity and certain gameplan shift but still karrigan under imense pressure will choke which is problem
2022-05-14 01:09
2 replies
Maybe he didn't change the team in terms of roll, but he's just so much better than Olof that his presence alone turns those close losses into wins. Compare Faze of 2021 with the Faze we've seen so far in 2022; They're so good under pressure right now and it feels like no matter what, they can come back (finals of Katowice vs G2) and crucially, it feels like they are much better at closing out a game than they were in 2021. You can't really compare the Faze from Boston with Faze now either. They star-trio is completely different (Gaurdian, Rain and Niko vs Broky, Twistzz and Ropz). Also, Niko had an awful finals that time around (0.88 rating), so if I'd put it to anyone choking, it was on him that time. (Note: in the finals of Stockholm, Niko actually carried so he seems to have fixed that problem) That being said, there are many teams who have a good shot at the Major. Most match-ups are a 60-40 with generally a favourite, but nobody can beat every team super consistently I think.
2022-05-14 11:47
1 reply
Things that you specified are true, however there's certain fact. FaZe always struggled with tense moments, recently they had none they played pretty good cs. But you can literally see that happening as FaZe lost to BIG due to one nuclear round by tabsen. The pressure took off like always and karrigan didn't know what to do, it's because karrigan most of time plays the game by the book, he tries to master the game in its basics, but when there are tense situations it takes smth i call fast igling with decisive tactic and i don't think karrigan ever shown that skill. That led during boston to so called choke, it happened because they couldn't on individual basis carry the psychological tension within them. They already acknowledge'd they were choking by 15-11 and that pushed them to loss more and more rounds, that's why psychologists are important in game. Sometimes you just need game to lift you but don't bite into the emotions too hard.
2022-05-14 11:51
#52
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Switzerland Ohjeez
what copium are you on?
2022-05-13 20:58
2 replies
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I called it
2022-05-14 15:14
1 reply
#116
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Switzerland Ohjeez
classic faze clan. they will bounce back after this
2022-05-14 17:48
He WONT WIN A MAJOR. OVERRATED :)) COMEBACK efter the major kiddos.
2022-05-13 19:43
jinxed.
2022-05-13 19:44
We all know falmes win right?
2022-05-13 19:44
2 replies
#17
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Russia WiHuu
Maybe🙂 maybe not🙂
2022-05-13 19:47
#18
jabbi | 
Korea ARMY!
Yes
2022-05-13 19:47
Karrigan, NiKo, GuardiaN The 3 most legendary players to never win a major. GuardiaN doesn't have any chances left NiKo will have many more So let's hope this one belongs to Karrigan
2022-05-13 19:49
3 replies
This one is NiKos actually. And the next one aswell.
2022-05-13 20:15
2 replies
And the next after the next
2022-05-13 20:22
1 reply
NiKo gonna be the first player to win 4 majors in a row sauce: trust me bro
2022-05-13 20:46
#24
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Sweden GGrowler
Gj nohte nice jinx
2022-05-13 19:50
#26
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United States kalimbo
he deserves it. Just give it to him
2022-05-13 19:53
1 reply
"Deserves" LOL.
2022-05-13 19:55
LOL. Overhyping.. Inb4 FaZe 1-3/0-3 and bomb out of the major, KEKW.
2022-05-13 19:55
Kekw
2022-05-13 19:57
#30
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Belgium jorneiro
This article is the nail in the coffin 0-3 inc
2022-05-13 19:59
thanks for the jinx nohte... now faze are my 0-3 team
2022-05-13 20:15
#35
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Singapore kagurafly
FAZE THE FUCK UP
2022-05-13 20:15
First to have gf last to have major :()
2022-05-13 20:29
Article curse incoming?
2022-05-13 20:30
NO WAY, G2 TO WIN MAJOR
2022-05-13 20:35
2 replies
#45
NiKo | 
Germany Phibz
Definitely EZ for kovac and co
2022-05-13 20:40
1 reply
+1111
2022-05-13 21:08
Let's see
2022-05-13 20:35
Honestly it just might happen Like his team is just outstanding but as long as karrigan doesn't keep dying like a madman faze are kinda your best bet
2022-05-13 20:45
The best way for karrigan to lose a major is to tell him how close he is about to get it. Besides, P1mple and the ivans will crush the competition anyway I feel like. Any internal beef they might have will subside in the major arena.
2022-05-13 20:46
karrigan lmao axaxxaxaxax he is a bot carried by the stars 0/8 hltv
2022-05-13 20:47
We shall see.
2022-05-13 20:55
Lets go g2
2022-05-13 21:18
#56
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Kuwait seca34958
i arent think that
2022-05-13 21:37
G2
2022-05-13 21:47
+1 this article
2022-05-13 21:51
#61
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Switzerland Ohjeez
Fazeee up!!
2022-05-13 22:13
"his best chance yet to finally ink his name in the history books" Sounds nice, but not true imo. I honestly think they had better chance at the beginning of Boston 2018 then now. They had no real rival for title (SK gaming was already declining ) and as you mentioned yourself in article there was "powerhouse team vacuum" between SK dominating 2017 and Astralis rising to their era in first half of 2018 and it was only Faze's major to lose, which they sadly did... this time there definitely isn't such "vacuum" Navi is around and sure they are not in ideal form but it's still Navi with s1mple lol and other strong teams like Heroic, Cloud9, ENCE and G2, who could beat Faze on good day. So yeah as I said probability of Faze winning Boston 2018 > winning Antwerp 2022. I wish karrigan all the luck and if he finally brings this one home I will be happy for him and especially for rain since he will also get his redemption for boston, but sorry I will never forgive him for his dumb decisions in Boston final including picking Overpass instead of Cache despite guardian, olof, rain and niko all telling him they want to play Cache (map that was Cloud9's permaban) and ofc that atrocious and worst T side ever on inferno not being able to close 14:9 and 15:11 lead. Robbing Guardian of his heavily deserved major trophy, which he will never get and preventing olof to join 3 times major winners pronax, flusha and jw to cement his place as one of the best players in history of csgo even more, no bad feeling for Niko since he choked final just as hard as karrigan plus he will still get his chances. This time if they win it will be awesome, but in case they don't it just doesn't feel as big of a deal, because broky, twistzz and ropz are all young and will have their chances soon.
2022-05-13 23:20
6 replies
true
2022-05-13 23:43
I feel you :(
2022-05-14 02:24
I don’t think those teams you are mentioning have any realistic chance of beating karrygan on LAN. The Batman is just too strong
2022-05-14 02:28
3 replies
#92
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Cyprus Porgos
Ence just did, also Navi did, and g2 could if they get their shit together and play like they are supposed to
2022-05-14 05:41
2 replies
there is no "play like they are supposed to" they play like they are playing and thats it lol
2022-05-14 09:37
1 reply
I mean on paper they should have performed way better than they are doing, same goes with vitality. G2 is a team made to win trophies or at least that's what Carlos claimed
2022-05-14 09:40
#71
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United States DarkFX
You know CLOUD9 started out 0-2 just like Liquid did this week and then Cloud9 went on to win the major. Could we get a Liquid vs Faze final?
2022-05-14 00:00
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#76
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Denmark nicram64
Nah they lose 16:8 in their first game
2022-05-14 00:22
#91
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Cyprus Porgos
No chance, they aren't winning BO3s against any teams except bNe, big and maybe imperial if they get all of those teams then they have a chance but imp already beat them so idk
2022-05-14 05:38
#100
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Germany LANDWHALE
Liquid is trash, don't let their win against Astralis deceive you
2022-05-14 08:48
The difference being that c9 went 3-0 in the challengers stage of Boston
2022-05-14 09:06
#75
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Denmark nicram64
Such article's are great HLTV, the other ones where you establish one biased perspective and stick to it until the conclusion are not
2022-05-14 00:22
inb4 cloud9 steals another major from faze. wouldn't that be funny
2022-05-14 01:15
1 reply
Karrygan too strong now 💪
2022-05-14 03:38
unless NiKo goes KILL.
2022-05-14 04:42
Maybe wait for such articles when they reach finals
2022-05-14 05:50
karrig0n
2022-05-14 05:50
#97
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Brazil Gandafox
try hard karrigan you deserve it. but even if you don't, we'll remember you for amazing landmark plays.
2022-05-14 06:20
EZAF
2022-05-14 09:12
LULLLLL
2022-05-14 17:28
Just give him major, like Oscar to Leonardo. Problem is that every year it becomes more harder to get a major trophy, bigger challenge on the scene, and ofc. it aint cool when there is no major for 2 years at all because of covid so it is like 4 majors missed. This game kills nerves on people, when i see Karrigan's body language i'm scared of his health, i hope he can achieve major trophy this tournament and play this game after with piece. GL Finn.
2022-05-15 03:57
Lets go Karrigan <3
2022-05-16 07:30
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