FaZe oust NIP to go through to PGL Major semi-finals

NIP fall to the Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen-led side at the end of three maps, ending their Major run.

The first match of the Champions stage at the PGL Major Antwerp saw FaZe and NIP face off in the quarter-finals. It eventually went the way of karrigan's squad, who took their map pick of Nuke, 16-10, dropped Overpass 13-16, and secured Inferno 16-8 to book their place in the semi-finals.

Despite the loss, NIP kept things competitive, especially on their own map pick of Overpass where the captain himself, Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser, dropped 30 kills to bring the map home and keep his team alive.

FaZe now await the winner of the match between Spirit and FURIA to determine their semi-final opponent.

FaZe 2-1 NIP to seal their spot in the semi-finals

NIP kicked things off on Nuke with early domination as the defenders, taking pistol and the four succeeding rounds to garner a swift 5-0 lead. FaZe were able to secure their first round on the board in the sixth after converting a half-buy on upgraded pistols and started to claw their way back into the game, winning three of the next four and bringing the score to 4-6 behind much-needed firepower courtesy of Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard and the in-game leader himself, karrigan.

Heading into the break, NIP won back-to-back rounds where FaZe were completely shut out of site, before a 1vs2 clutch from Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken in the 15th prevented the majority Swedish side from extending their lead any further as the scoreline read 9-6 in favor of NIP at the switch.

Any signs of FaZe's slow start in the first half were completely erased coming out of halftime, as the world's highest-ranked team played a nearly flawless CT side, with NIP unable to find their footing for the remainder of the game. Though hampus and company successfully got the bomb down in the 20th round, it would turn out to be merely a consolation as in the end, FaZe completed the comeback on Nuke with a 16-10 final score, as rain and karrigan proved to be the difference-makers behind their 24 and 23 kills, respectively.

Brollan was one of the key factors to NIP's success on Overpass

Overpass began with FaZe winning the pistol round, however NIP quickly answered back by taking five out of the next six, successfully opening up site and getting the bomb planted off the back of hampus' 10-2 K-D at that point and putting up a 5-2 lead. Just like they did on Nuke, FaZe didn't allow their opponents to stretch their advantage as they strengthened their defenses, which in turn shut out most of NIP's advances in the latter part of the half, as they clawed their way back into the game and took the lead, up a narrow 8-7 after 15 rounds.

After swapping sides, both teams kept it extremely competitive, finding themselves level at 10-10 four rounds into the second period. Back-to-back clutches from Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool and Twistzz, accompanied by their last-minute pushes into site allowed FaZe to create a small lead, before Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin's lockdown A site defense evened up the game once again at 12-12. NIP were eventually able to close out Overpass 16-13, and force a decider on Inferno.

The third and final map started out with a three-round spree for NIP, before FaZe answered back with three of their own, both runs highlighted by clutches; a 2vs4 from Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen and Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora in the second round and a 1vs3 clutch from Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants in the sixth.

NIP were able to catch a break and string together five consecutive rounds behind more exceptional fragging from hampus, as they soon found themselves up a comfortable 8-3. As the situation started looking dire, FaZe switched on at the most critical time, scoring the last four rounds of the half and bringing their deficit to just one.

Coming out of the switch, FaZe did not let off the gas in the slightest as they demonstrated a flawless CT side, winning all nine rounds played as ropz and the rest of his team completely shut down everything NIP threw at them to clinch the map and series, making them the first semi-finalists of the Major.

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19th May 2022
10
Nuke
16
16
Overpass
13
8
Inferno
16
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 54 +10 82.6 1.14
57 - 58 -1 77.7 1.03
45 - 48 -3 66.0 0.97
44 - 47 -3 60.4 0.88
38 - 54 -16 60.7 0.83
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 48 +13 77.7 1.17
53 - 51 +2 77.1 1.07
48 - 53 -5 75.9 1.05
52 - 42 +10 68.7 1.05
47 - 56 -9 66.6 0.90
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1301
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
665
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1981
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1345
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
#1
 | 
Turkey TheKaiser
eZaF4FaZe
2022-05-19 20:10
26 replies
#10
 | 
United States KhT
FAZEUP
2022-05-19 20:10
11 replies
#27
 | 
Asia _SHM_
Faze Up!!!
2022-05-19 20:14
10 replies
#FaZeUp
2022-05-19 20:21
9 replies
> tier 1 team > cant play T-side pick one
2022-05-19 20:28
8 replies
#69
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Estonia Nigatoni
Ct side just too op
2022-05-19 20:35
they just won 7 t side rounds on inferno and nuke bro
2022-05-19 20:56
6 replies
+1, wtf is #59 talking about
2022-05-19 20:59
1 reply
#94
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Belarus danch1k
He just makes a view, that he did not loose a bet.
2022-05-19 21:07
1 T round on Nuke 0 T round on Overpass
2022-05-20 02:17
3 replies
dont know how to read stats? thats nip stats
2022-05-20 11:22
2 replies
which is correct to my statement
2022-05-20 11:23
1 reply
nowhere in your statement did you mention nip
2022-05-20 21:39
EZ 2ND PLACE FOR FAZE
2022-05-19 20:12
8 replies
flair+name+flag
2022-05-19 20:13
cap, EZMAJOR4FAZE
2022-05-19 20:20
2 replies
Faze one of my favorite team, but not close to NAVI
2022-05-19 20:31
1 reply
#90
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Netherlands Boquiteau
Whahhaha, funny Faze is miles clear of navi just simple fax
2022-05-19 21:00
Cry Boy!.
2022-05-19 20:20
#91
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Ukraine Daddy_Ropz
lol navi only won a major bc every team was splitting up and going through roster changes, literally heroic and furia were the ONLY teams that didnt change rosters. navi = covid sanctions abusers. navi wont even go to the grand final and faze and furia will.
2022-05-19 21:03
2 replies
#101
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Sweden greger001
wait what? faze AND furia will go to the final? in what major? cause in this one that will be impossible
2022-05-19 21:41
0 IQ detected lmao.
2022-05-19 22:06
well its hard to win when you have es3tag on awp did you see how many so called easy shot he missed, please bring back deve quick - then nip might put up a fight next time.
2022-05-19 20:14
2 replies
also hard to win when you have no T sides..
2022-05-19 20:37
-plop +device
2022-05-20 04:43
Faze up
2022-05-19 20:45
#92
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Asia lanlan
FAZEUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
2022-05-19 21:05
Crazy
2022-05-19 20:10
ez
2022-05-19 20:10
#4
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Australia Chereska
Just better
2022-05-19 20:10
Smooth operation
2022-05-19 20:10
LETS GOOOOOOOOO
2022-05-19 20:10
#7
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Greece cristmon_cs
faze upppppppppp
2022-05-19 20:10
#8
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Denmark slacking
fun match!
2022-05-19 20:10
1 T round on inferno and Nuke combined for nip. GGS!!!!
2022-05-19 20:10
#11
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Finland AliSabid
brollan and hampus 2v5 gg
2022-05-19 20:11
#12
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Denmark EqualCSGO
8-3 to 8-16 xD
2022-05-19 20:11
#13
device | 
Belgium rpRj
What a game
2022-05-19 20:11
#14
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Croatia Esketite
Don't let this distract you from the fact that karrigan didn't win the major with coldzera, niko, device and ropz
2022-05-19 20:11
6 replies
don't care, didn't ask, eZaF4FaZe
2022-05-19 20:12
you don't win games only with names.
2022-05-19 20:17
1 reply
Quote of the week
2022-05-19 20:45
eZaF
2022-05-19 20:43
Is this some cope from the NIP fans? Being happy that the team that eliminated you didn't win the major yet? :)))))
2022-05-19 21:06
#112
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Argentina nymeros
yes with ropz ;)
2022-05-19 23:11
HELLO PGL IT’S NIP WE HAVE 40% LOSS REMATCH PLS 4HEAD
2022-05-19 20:16
1 reply
+1
2022-05-19 20:30
gg ez4faze but nip looking good as well
2022-05-19 20:11
some sick clutches gg nice match
2022-05-19 20:12
#19
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France t3r4byt3
NIP T-side KEKW
2022-05-19 20:12
Ninjas in Cringamas 0-13 series on inferno, XD
2022-05-19 20:12
#FaZeUP baby
2022-05-19 20:12
FaZe up
2022-05-19 20:12
This was very close game. Gg NiP
2022-05-19 20:13
#25
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Turkey _TT
where is the guy saying "fAzE eRa"
2022-05-19 20:13
FaZe already on the final? prnt.sc/eIjUs1Yh_kKR
2022-05-19 20:14
13 rounds in a row, what a strong team Close NiP, nt
2022-05-19 20:14
#31
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Turkey TR_top_1
It's Dev1ce time
2022-05-19 20:14
CILINDRADOS SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
2022-05-19 20:16
#33
ropz | 
India psn46
Ropz pog Kekw
2022-05-19 20:16
Plopski is so trash
2022-05-19 20:16
#36
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Poggers
2022-05-19 20:17
#37
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Vietnam Guyens
FaZe UP
2022-05-19 20:17
#38
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Can't wait to see NIP when device comes back
2022-05-19 20:17
5 replies
Device will only make this team worse. All they need is an IGL and they are good to go.
2022-05-19 20:36
why would he come back to work if he can just loot the paychecks?
2022-05-19 21:21
3 replies
Cause device wanted to prove he's a top 3 player without astralis im sure he will come back
2022-05-20 18:23
2 replies
i guess it will never happen
2022-05-20 18:44
1 reply
Lmao device is gonna comeback and prove people like you wrong
2022-05-20 21:51
NIP 17.05.2022 > NIP 19.05.2022 that's it... Lost because of "nonades or default nades play inferno for a T side" idk but this boys didn't do shit like that before
2022-05-19 20:18
1 reply
Classic mr. inconsistent REZ
2022-05-19 20:20
Good game! NiP mentaly broken after that 5vs2 loss. Ropz insane. Faze need to play better to win this major.
2022-05-19 20:18
GG
2022-05-19 20:18
No ch0ke plox
2022-05-19 20:19
ggwp , i hope for more 3 maps every match :D
2022-05-19 20:19
#44
jabbi | 
Poland czan
twistzz deserves this trophy
2022-05-19 20:19
1 reply
Yeah man, his T side impact holding banana on inferno is insane. I always wonder why hltv rating doesn't capture that, many rounds won his duel v brollan.
2022-05-19 20:58
SO PROUD OF YALL :DDDDDD
2022-05-19 20:21
FAZE UP
2022-05-19 20:22
Oust? Please use english language, this is international website
2022-05-19 20:22
10 replies
#58
BDSM | 
Estonia Kukkel
What "Oust" means can you translate?
2022-05-19 20:26
1 reply
#61
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Vietnam Guyens
FaZe removed NIP
2022-05-19 20:28
"oust" is the correct English word in this context
2022-05-19 20:28
It means to deject
2022-05-19 20:29
Bruh moment
2022-05-19 20:38
that feeling when you try to grammar nazi a piece of journalism, and make yourself look stupid in the process.
2022-05-19 20:41
4 replies
Baiting so many people is not stupid, being baited is stupid
2022-05-19 21:14
3 replies
if you say so
2022-05-19 22:53
a masterbaiter never explains that he's baiting.
2022-05-19 23:14
1 reply
I am only learning
2022-05-19 23:16
Faze fcking taking the majorrrr
2022-05-19 20:22
so happy for faze but brollan deserves better, he is so good fr
2022-05-19 20:22
voittoust in te face yea
2022-05-19 20:22
#55
ropz | 
Europe Avalox
Ousted
2022-05-19 20:24
-plopski +deve when ?
2022-05-19 20:26
1 reply
Read the interview with hampus, device is not coming back or he would not have made that statement.
2022-05-19 20:37
#57
rain | 
Lithuania 13rnis
NICE #FAZEUP !
2022-05-19 20:26
Well NiP was apparently the second best team at the event after Navi so should be setting up for a Faze v Navi final
2022-05-19 20:28
Hard one out the way, easy opponents for next match.
2022-05-19 20:33
8 T rounds across 3 maps.. Who is the IGL for NiP? LOL.
2022-05-19 20:34
5 replies
rez also so inconsistent
2022-05-19 20:35
4 replies
REZ is only consistent in shitting the bed when it matters the most.. haven't seen him play well ever since their Oakland victory..
2022-05-19 20:39
3 replies
#85
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Sweden Juuzou_
Only on moments where its not on the line he performs.
2022-05-19 20:57
1 reply
+1
2022-05-19 20:59
+1
2022-05-19 21:53
Pick'em saved, was starting to worry at 0-5 on Nuke
2022-05-19 20:37
#72
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Hong Kong Odravkeo
RIPBOZO NIP
2022-05-19 20:37
YES LET'S GO MY BOYS
2022-05-19 20:49
#82
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Ukraine SwissRolls
Nip throw idk what you guys are doing especially es3tag
2022-05-19 20:50
#84
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Greece PanosK_jr
Can someone explain to me why the fak, on inferno in 2nd round with 2 m4a1 in our hands, 4 vs 2 hunting down the ct's and lose the round too?
2022-05-19 20:57
2 replies
In your hands? You played too?
2022-05-19 21:22
1 reply
#108
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Greece PanosK_jr
I asked a question. Is that the problem? It's my fav team since 2015.
2022-05-19 22:45
NIP AGAINST REAL TEAM XAXXAAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2022-05-19 20:58
PGL last major please. So dogshit
2022-05-19 21:12
Imagine -botski +device...grow some balls device.
2022-05-19 21:22
Nip is still the same after all these years. Good form on group stage, outclassed in playoffs. A team that exists for upsets
2022-05-19 21:24
#FaZeUp
2022-05-19 21:42
#103
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Sweden greger001
R EZ
2022-05-19 21:42
I feel like NiP had the game early in the CT side on inferno. However they lost two silly and unlikely rounds (twistzz entry on b and rain 2k on b) and suddenly a great half like 10-5 or even better turned into 8-7 and the ninjas lost their confidence and choked from there If they had turned at 10-5 I think they would have closed it out after winning pistol Faze played excellent and the stars really shined on their CT side, so no real shame for nip in losing that game I hope nip stick with this exact lineup, hampus said he wants that too. However I imagine plopski might get benched due to consistent low rating, even though he has good games sometimes and is a good fit. Es3tag should stay, he's a fantastic supportive awper, and he will only improve from here Gg nice try nip and GL faze in semis
2022-05-19 22:07
8 replies
no shame for nip? winning only 1/0 t side round on nuke/inferno?
2022-05-19 22:59
2 replies
Shouldn’t be SO shamed. Both of them they started CT side so it isn’t exactly 1/30 rounds, both were also incredibly momentum based. In those 2 maps the second half was in FaZe momentum. Looks worse than it was
2022-05-19 23:03
No, they were facing the best team in the world. They didn't get wiped out, they won a map and blew a lead on the decider. Faze stepped up and NiP felt the pressure and lost confidence, that's all
2022-05-19 23:49
#114
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Argentina nymeros
+Chawzyyy asap
2022-05-19 23:14
I dont find this very objective. In all honesty, the map ended 16:8. And all that after Faze threw that comical force buy in the 2nd round. If that round would ended up as it should, this map could have been even more one-sided. The difference in the playing style on the CT side was massive (NiP way too passive), not commenting on the quality of the T sided, which was without any good ideas from NiP. Honestly, even if NiP would have won the CT side 13:2, I still think FaZe would come back on their CT side today.
2022-05-20 00:21
3 replies
NiP were aggressing banana alot on their ct side, brollan was picking up entries frequently and suffocating FaZe at times, so dont really agree that NiP were passive compared to FaZe Sure, FaZe could have won bigger but equally, I still feel like NiP threw away a decent position. They needed momentum to win rounds when they switched over to t side but they had already lost their advantage and thus, crumbled under the pressure once ropz and broky shut everything down
2022-05-20 10:30
2 replies
NiP desperately lacked solutions on their t-side, I think the only way they could win inferno or nuke would be winning t-side pistols, converting then scrapping couple rounds when faze had no economy. they were not even close to winning a gun round on inferno, I can imagine faze coming back even from a score like 13-2 granted they had good economy.
2022-05-20 19:00
I feel like if the moon and the stars had aligned then the team I would like to have won would have won.
2022-05-21 01:56
FAZEUP
2022-05-19 22:14
#116
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Spain Malxer
Faze Up!
2022-05-19 23:27
#119
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Philippines sijibats
rain and CARRYgan topped their map pick and ended up with minus kda
2022-05-20 02:08
Started 8-3 then lose 8-16. A fast 5 man SMG rush B, can give you at least 1 T-Side 🤣🤣🤣
2022-05-20 03:23
nip wil win nip will win 🤣🤣🤣 never...🤥
2022-05-20 03:27
GG faZe
2022-05-20 03:41
Okay
2022-05-20 07:04
#126
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Greece her-1g
-plopski +device.
2022-05-20 10:29
1 reply
#128
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Sweden KeffCs
No. -Plop +F0rest. -Estag +Device
2022-05-20 10:31
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