ENCE upset FaZe, Spirit come back against FURIA

We were treated to two exciting upsets in the third set of games of the Legends Stage.

The PGL Major Antwerp continued to deliver with ENCE securing their first win after a very convincing performance against tournament favorites FaZe, defeating them 16-8 on Mirage. Shortly after, it was the turn for Spirit to bring home an upset of their own, taking down FURIA after coming back from a 5-11 deficit to secure a 1-0 record in the Swiss stage.

Spinx stole the show agaisnt FaZe, accumulating a 1.68 rating on Mirage

A great T side on Mirage allowed Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer and company to gain the early advantage against FaZe, taking the pistol and cruising to an early 5-0 lead. Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha played a fantastic game, but it was Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi to shine the brightest as he finished at the top of the scoreboard with a 20-8 K-D. Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's men failed to get going on the CT side and struggled to maintain a healthy economy during the 5-10 half.

Moving to the T side would not change FaZe's fortunes, only stealing the second pistol and two more rounds before conceding the map 8-16 following an uninspiring offensive half. Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard crucially played a poor game relative to his potential and his absence was felt by the European squad.

Matchpage
8
16
14th May 2022
8
Mirage
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 18 -1 93.7 1.06
15 - 18 -3 79.7 0.96
16 - 19 -3 61.0 0.79
14 - 18 -4 63.3 0.75
8 - 22 -14 36.3 0.40
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 12 +14 94.9 1.68
20 - 15 +5 97.8 1.41
17 - 11 +6 77.2 1.39
22 - 16 +6 79.4 1.30
10 - 16 -6 71.1 0.92

Meanwhile on the B stream, Spirit faced off against FURIA on Nuke. The Russian squad took the early lead after a successful pistol, but once the CT rifles came out, the Brazilians took control of the game with Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos excelling in the 10-5 half.

Despite claiming the second pistol, Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's men were unable to snowball their advantage as Spirit converted a second-round force buy. From there, it was the Russians' turn to have fun on the CT side, stringing six in a row before retaking the lead at 13-12. Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin was the man to watch on the server as he recovered from a quiet T side to top the leaderboard for his team with a 23-15 K-D.

Matchpage
12
16
14th May 2022
12
Nuke
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
23 - 17 +6 88.6 1.26
18 - 21 -3 79.4 1.07
13 - 15 -2 63.6 1.03
15 - 20 -5 57.4 0.77
14 - 18 -4 39.6 0.66
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
23 - 15 +8 84.0 1.29
23 - 19 +4 88.7 1.26
14 - 15 -1 58.5 0.98
15 - 16 -1 54.1 0.96
16 - 18 -2 65.3 0.86
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
775
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
172
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1552
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1974
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
414
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
FURIA WTF
2022-05-14 15:57
9 replies
They ain't going to playoffs. I called it before the major began, and I'm calling it again
2022-05-14 16:00
6 replies
ok
2022-05-14 16:27
5 replies
Ok but he's right
2022-05-14 16:32
4 replies
Ok ty
2022-05-14 16:32
3 replies
Ok np :)
2022-05-14 16:33
2 replies
#34
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO
Ok, ok
2022-05-14 16:54
1 reply
#41
 | 
Asia LimGardz
ok you welcome
2022-05-14 17:17
sry
2022-05-14 17:10
they showed us how to speedrun choke
2022-05-14 19:04
#2
 | 
Poland adigom
cool
2022-05-14 15:57
1 reply
Rain lost them the major again :(
2022-05-14 18:38
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-14 15:57
#4
 | 
Australia Sify
god spinx
2022-05-14 15:58
#5
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-14 15:58
3# team winning #1 called upset ??
2022-05-14 15:58
3 replies
Yeah idk why I keep seeing “upset” when these 2 teams play lol
2022-05-14 17:03
1 reply
keep? can u pls link more articles about ence vs faze matchup while faze being #1 and ence being #3?
2022-05-15 02:57
because #1 team should be better than #3 team on paper?
2022-05-15 02:57
yet another strong showing from up-and-coming saffe
2022-05-14 15:58
hltv.org/news/33717/could-furia-be-dark-.. COULD FURIA BE DARK HORSES AT ANTWERP? hahahahahahahahahahaha losing to a tier 2 team spirit lol this article is hilarius
2022-05-14 15:58
5 replies
i think at this point spirit are clearly not tier 2 anymore....
2022-05-14 16:00
3 replies
They're on the border between tier 1 and 2. Furia are clearly tier 2 though
2022-05-14 16:01
1 reply
fair
2022-05-14 16:02
They’re almost T1. They’re like BIG or MOUZ where they are T1 some days and T2 other days. If they can continue on this upward trajectory, they could be top 10 by the end of the summer.
2022-05-14 17:21
ahahahah bro i thought the same thing lmaooo
2022-05-14 16:00
#9
ropz | 
India psn46
Brazil scene kekw
2022-05-14 15:59
3 replies
Bro we're in no position to judge Brazilian scene XD.
2022-05-14 16:16
2 replies
#27
ropz | 
India psn46
Lol +1
2022-05-14 16:22
1 reply
Haha relatable
2022-05-14 18:52
ez4ence
2022-05-14 16:00
#12
 | 
Poland Kobel_
I feel like this Major is going to end up with PGL Krakow vibes, teams all over the place Even if it kills my pick'em imma enjoy it
2022-05-14 16:00
1 reply
#25
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India Pranav3112
Faze 0-3 would be on par with Krakow lel
2022-05-14 16:12
Upset? More like expected EZ4ENCE
2022-05-14 16:00
1 reply
+1
2022-05-14 17:16
upset? OMEGALUL
2022-05-14 16:01
#18
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Europe tweekzter
I always like upsets against FaZe. Probably because they buy away our players all the time. :) Hurt feelings compensation.
2022-05-14 16:01
#20
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Montenegro Putikainen
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-14 16:03
Expected win from pros of Spirit gg twitter.com/Thorin/status/15254752050695..
2022-05-14 16:04
Upset is not the right word for sure lol
2022-05-14 16:04
Not really an upset but yeah
2022-05-14 16:05
God spinx
2022-05-14 16:10
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-14 16:33
#33
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Russia zykeNj
SPIRITED!
2022-05-14 16:36
Spinx is a monster 🌟 congratz Patsi 🙂
2022-05-14 17:03
"ence is not top 3"
2022-05-14 17:04
UPSET hahahahah not really ENCE is 4 in the rakings what you been smoking @Rizzolini
2022-05-14 17:11
2 replies
He has a Venezuela flag on his twitter profile, so i guess hes smoking something really good
2022-05-14 17:36
1 reply
lol good one
2022-05-14 17:36
I can tell my pickems are screwed
2022-05-14 17:24
Upset?
2022-05-14 17:24
Faze won 2 fluke tourneys. Now they go down
2022-05-14 17:27
EZ 4 ence as always.
2022-05-14 17:37
ENCE beating faze isn’t an upset. Faze is good but this makes hltv overrate them.
2022-05-14 17:41
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