FaZe defeat Copenhagen Flames and punch ticket to playoffs

The Danish squad will go into the last day of the Swiss stage with a 2-2 record.

FaZe secured their spot in the playoffs of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 after defeating Copenhagen Flames 2-1. The match saw the Danish squad bring Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's men all the way to Nuke after two close affairs on Inferno (13-16) and Ancient (16-13), but it was not enough. The international squad extinguished the Flames on Nuke after a dominant 16-6 game.

Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen's squad now has one more chance to reach the knockout stage of the Major, having started off with a 2-0 record with wins over Bad News Eagles and ENCE before being sent to the 2-1 pool by Spirit on Sunday.

FaZe have qualified to the playoffs with a 3-1 record

The qualification match started off on FaZe's pick of Inferno, with the International squad taking the opening pistol and the early advantage. Copenhagen Flames took a few rounds to warm up, but seemed almost unbeatable once they got the ball rolling with Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard and HooXi locking down the B bombsite. The last push on the A site from karrigan closed the half, salvaging a 5-10 scoreline.

FaZe again came out triumphant in the second pistol, and eventually shaved the deficit to only 9-11 before the Flames began to find their rhythm on the offense, securing a 15-9 scoreline. It was at this point when Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken really came alive, keeping his team afloat with multi-kills and impact frags, but it would not be enough. The Danish squad eventually took FaZe's pick 16-13 with a post-plant defense on B.

The Danish squad had the opportunity to secure the sweep on their pick of Ancient, but the weather was not in their favor as Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard dominated FaZe's CT side. The Norwegian veteran was a nightmare to deal with from the cave position, single-handled keeping Copenhagen Flames away from the A bombsite during a dominant 12-3 half for the international squad.

Despite claiming their fourth consecutive pistol round and a 14-3 lead, it took quite a while for FaZe to close the map as they struggled to crack the Danish defenses. Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi played a fantastic second half and proved to be a real thorn in the offense's side with his AWP. Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants eventually converted a 3v3 on the B site to edge the map 16-13.

After two relatively quiet maps, ropz came into Nuke with something to prove, taking over the server in during FaZe's offense. The Estonian superstar would push his squad to a dominant half 13-2 half, going into the break with a 17-7 K-D. Switching sides would not change the Flames' fortunes despite Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss's heroics, and Copenhagen Flames were sent to the 2-2 pool after a 6-16 defeat on the decider.

Matchpage
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2
16th May 2022
16
Inferno
13
13
Ancient
16
6
Nuke
16
 Copenhagen Flames K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 52 +13 74.4 1.11
53 - 60 -7 76.9 0.96
45 - 54 -9 66.9 0.90
47 - 57 -10 64.9 0.81
33 - 59 -26 50.4 0.69
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 54 +14 88.0 1.30
66 - 45 +21 82.8 1.24
53 - 43 +10 70.5 1.09
48 - 56 -8 82.5 1.05
47 - 46 +1 56.6 0.93
Denmark Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
703
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1978
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1575
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
411
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Yay!
2022-05-16 15:23
11 replies
Closed out by two hilarious rounds in a row
2022-05-16 15:30
9 replies
props to broky for the first one
2022-05-16 15:30
1 reply
CPH would win Major if every match is bo1
2022-05-16 16:27
I did gasp on roeJ's round. That was really megaLOL in a sad way. I feel rain's round was inconsequential. FaZe was stomping CHF left and right anyway.
2022-05-16 15:31
5 replies
#30
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India Syyylens
NGL would have been funny af if faze lost that game after that
2022-05-16 15:38
4 replies
I feel that round was less ridiculous than the round FaZe lost a 1v4 vs Axile when ropz died in the fire dropping vent. Funny enough both were on Nuke.
2022-05-16 15:40
3 replies
+1
2022-05-16 16:21
#45
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Hungary Leviax
faze love throwing rounds when they are ahead
2022-05-16 17:31
1 reply
True. That's actually an improvement from choke clan in the past. At least now, they manage to win in the end.
2022-05-16 17:45
that was crazy haha
2022-05-16 15:37
#36
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United States KhT
FaZeUp
2022-05-16 15:49
FaZeUP
2022-05-16 15:23
GODBROKY AND GODRAIN TODAY
2022-05-16 15:24
#4
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Brazil batcompany
Rain topping the charts as always
2022-05-16 15:24
cph 2-3
2022-05-16 15:24
1 reply
Unlucko
2022-05-16 15:30
3-2? It's 3-1 LUL
2022-05-16 15:24
#7
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Germany who|cars
ez4 asian robban
2022-05-16 15:24
1 reply
Just like asian jim in the office
2022-05-16 15:31
They really fought good. GJ Flames
2022-05-16 15:24
#FaZeUp <3
2022-05-16 15:24
#10
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Chile nachooww
let's goooooooo
2022-05-16 15:25
#11
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Czech Republic Hanped
Expected W
2022-05-16 15:25
ez for faze
2022-05-16 15:25
#13
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
rainMONSTA
2022-05-16 15:26
#14
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Brazil _Awper
CPH will lose to Imperial in the 2x2 matchup.
2022-05-16 15:27
10 replies
Heroic and Imperial needs to win today then.
2022-05-16 15:34
2 replies
#25
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Brazil _Awper
Heroic can lose
2022-05-16 15:35
1 reply
Oh yeah, you're right. Bucholz so confusing sometimes. :D
2022-05-16 15:35
they won't lose. but they won't win either, because imperial will go 1-3 today..
2022-05-16 15:41
6 replies
#33
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Brazil _Awper
That's just your opinion man
2022-05-16 15:44
5 replies
how can reality be an opinion? :|
2022-05-16 15:46
2 replies
#50
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Brazil _Awper
Are you sure about that?
2022-05-17 00:26
1 reply
jebaited hahaaha
2022-05-17 00:27
statement almost solely based on facts =/= "your opinion" it woulda been different if imperial actually was a top10 team
2022-05-16 20:54
1 reply
#49
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Brazil _Awper
Hello friend!
2022-05-17 00:26
#15
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Europe b7ack0ut
nice
2022-05-16 15:27
Rain GIGACHAD
2022-05-16 15:28
#eZaF4FaZe #eZaF4GODRAIN GIGACHAD RAIN
2022-05-16 15:29
Nice
2022-05-16 15:34
#FaZeUp
2022-05-16 15:36
Almost choke there
2022-05-16 15:38
#34
RpK | 
Finland Lattee
-rain thread loc
2022-05-16 15:45
#37
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Russia mshkoda
Ty for fantasy rain
2022-05-16 15:51
Hey hltv teens. Who do we wish to remove from team today? Is "-Rain" on hold till next week?
2022-05-16 15:52
Great showing from Carrygun
2022-05-16 16:30
It was a very back and fort entertaining match. Faze triple peak was devastating. Some comedic moment. Good match
2022-05-16 16:39
Guys if you look on the 1v2 clutch from rain on heaven on nuke, did he die cuz of his teammate? cuz if u look on the clip he says "u hit my hand" and laughs it away
2022-05-16 16:41
1 reply
#48
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Latvia Roberts2k
yes broky hit his shoulder
2022-05-16 21:37
expected
2022-05-16 16:50
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