Snax stars as ENCE defeat FaZe to book semi-final spot

ENCE managed to defeat the reigning Major champions without their star player and will now skip the quarter-final game.

ENCE, who are playing without their highest rated player Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi due to visa issues, managed to defeat the #1 team in the world and qualify directly to the semi-final of IEM Dallas. Spinx's replacement, Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski, was particularly impressive as he was the highest-rated player on his team with a 1.27 rating.

ENCE were also the team to break FaZe's nine map win streak on Nuke, being the first team to defeat them on the map since MOUZ in the middle of February.

FaZe continue the event against the winner of the Liquid versus Cloud9 game in the quarter-final on stage, and will hope this performance was only a blip in their otherwise stellar recent form.

Snax proved to be a worthy substitute for Spinx as he was the highest rated player in the series

The upper bracket final was contested between ENCE and FaZe, and it was the reigning Major champions who got off to the better start, going 11-4 up at half-time. ENCE gave a better account of themselves on their defensive side as they put together an eight round streak which proved too little too late in the end, as FaZe ended up 16-12 winners.

Next up was Ancient, and it was ENCE's turn to put together an impressive CT side, winning it 11-4 with Olek "⁠hades⁠" Miskiewicz impressive on the AWP as he got 25 kills in the half. Once the sides switched however, FaZe looked much more comfortable as a lack of Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi's lurk plays, who is missing at the tournament due to visa issues, hindered the ENCE T side and the scores were quickly tied up at 12-12. The Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer-led team found a second wind, however, winning the last four rounds to tie up the series at 1-1.

The deciding map of the series was Nuke, where FaZe had an eight map win streak in the last three months leading up to this game. But the ENCE CT side proved strong, racking up round after round on their way to a 11-4 half. A pistol round win and follow up round conversion got the majority Polish roster up to 14 rounds, before a late comeback attempt by FaZe made the scoreline respectable.

Matchpage
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1st June 2022
12
Mirage
16
16
Ancient
12
16
Nuke
8
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 51 +16 89.7 1.27
61 - 51 +10 77.1 1.16
59 - 59 0 91.2 1.12
51 - 47 +4 64.3 1.00
51 - 56 -5 73.8 0.99
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 54 +13 89.0 1.16
59 - 61 -2 79.8 1.00
53 - 59 -6 71.5 1.00
54 - 58 -4 76.3 0.99
31 - 57 -26 55.8 0.71
Poland Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
2109
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1567
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
423
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
GOD SNAX
2022-06-02 00:47
19 replies
#41
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Yugoslavia Acceb
karrigan overrated there i said it
2022-06-02 00:52
17 replies
#48
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Finland Cucumber))
faze wins a series WOW karrigan underrated faze loses a series WOW karrigan overrated hltv in a nutshell tbh
2022-06-02 00:53
13 replies
Yes and quick maths brings to you that (underrated + overrated) /2 = fairly rated So HLTV did a good job
2022-06-02 00:57
3 replies
#64
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Finland Cucumber))
facts
2022-06-02 00:58
1 reply
The Big Apple and Sanx IS Hungry
2022-06-02 18:12
#153
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Serbia findagdar
quick maths
2022-06-02 09:35
faze overrated
2022-06-02 00:57
4 replies
#65
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Finland Cucumber))
2022-06-02 00:58
#109
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United States Phanji
name and flair don’t check out, opinion invalidated
2022-06-02 02:03
2 replies
bruh North disbanded long ago, I had to move on (
2022-06-02 15:27
1 reply
#166
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United States Phanji
clearly they are just taking a break
2022-06-02 15:35
Literally I actually saw someone say twistzz sucks because when got below 1.00 rating this bo3 😭😭
2022-06-02 01:00
1 reply
thank you for laphroaig <3
2022-06-02 01:30
#131
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Poland FR333
yes thats sad true
2022-06-02 05:06
#173
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Yugoslavia Acceb
How much karrigan merch you own? 0 because his store went belly up because no one bought shit
2022-06-02 19:54
+1 People think he is some genius when he has ropz, twistzz, rain and broky to carry his ass
2022-06-02 04:43
2 replies
#149
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Canada Zenrod
+1 Boombl4 overrated, gla1ve overrated, pronax overrated, FalleN overrated. IGL is the most useless role.
2022-06-02 08:37
1 reply
+1 NiKo Goat
2022-06-02 11:19
losing to snax in 2022 they should disband
2022-06-02 18:27
Snax mvp IEM Dallas
2022-06-02 00:47
2 replies
#127
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India rivervp
+1, can't wait
2022-06-02 03:58
Oh yes, gotta love this guy
2022-06-02 07:04
god snax
2022-06-02 00:47
#4
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Poland baba_booey
big apple
2022-06-02 00:47
3 replies
#52
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United States BuckSoxely
And snax is hungry
2022-06-02 00:54
watching snax do well again makes me wanna cry. I really miss the fucking good old vp days men :(
2022-06-02 01:53
1 reply
same man i was so happy we was getting another chance to show what hes got, he was stuck on Anonymo and i hated it
2022-06-02 02:51
#5
Spinx | 
Poland ad3m93
WHAT A GOD
2022-06-02 00:47
GOD SNAX IS BACK TO WIN DALLAS
2022-06-02 00:47
snax=lil birdfromsky
2022-06-02 00:47
2 replies
botfromsky
2022-06-02 16:00
1 reply
no jasne...
2022-06-02 16:05
class is permanent
2022-06-02 00:48
#9
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Poland Astoner55
Poland mountain Snax back 2 his 2015 form essa guys
2022-06-02 00:48
2 replies
Mans a plateu
2022-06-02 03:25
#128
Petra | 
Poland 138|
"essa" patologia detected opinion rejected
2022-06-02 04:41
#10
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Algeria Crashwow
iem mvp
2022-06-02 00:48
#11
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Romania Toolfuti
gud playa
2022-06-02 00:48
#12
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Poland KOLO_
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS THAT FROM SNAX? UNBELIEVABLE
2022-06-02 00:49
ez for hungry snax
2022-06-02 00:48
#14
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Poland moonspell1
SNAX 2016 POG CHAMP <3
2022-06-02 00:48
#15
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Sweden Cveta
JANUSZ 🤛🤛🤛💪💪💪💪
2022-06-02 00:49
#16
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Poland lustro
snax god ence for the title
2022-06-02 00:49
#17
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Poland insomnia_
SNAX IS BACK
2022-06-02 00:49
The big Apple is back But seriously that chemistry with hades and dycha is scary and FaZe similiar alike which mightve shook them abit. Everyone just played their role and it worked
2022-06-02 00:50
ok be honest, who had him on hltv fantasy
2022-06-02 00:49
2 replies
i'd have picked him up but he was kinda expensive, if he was under 200k it would have been a pick for me
2022-06-02 00:51
#20
juho | 
Finland nUgez
EZ4ENCE🍎🍎
2022-06-02 00:50
Where are all the people who said that Snax isn't going to be a good stand-in? Say something now. That's what I thought.
2022-06-02 00:50
4 replies
#26
mou | 
Kazakhstan Juuzou_
Flag checks out, flair doesn’t xd
2022-06-02 00:50
hes okay but when youre standing in for SPINX, you literally cannot do as good as him lmao
2022-06-02 00:52
#47
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South America Huascaran
Nice flair change from faze to g2
2022-06-02 00:53
1 reply
ty
2022-06-02 16:41
GET HIM AT LEAST A T2 TEAM
2022-06-02 00:50
1 reply
T1
2022-06-02 02:33
gg's
2022-06-02 00:50
#24
mou | 
Kazakhstan Juuzou_
Big apple
2022-06-02 00:50
#25
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Poland Spanksss
ez snax
2022-06-02 00:50
GOD Snax
2022-06-02 00:50
THE BIG APPLE is back
2022-06-02 00:51
#29
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Hungary TheBudi34
freindship with -rain +jks is ended -spinx +snax is my best friend now
2022-06-02 00:51
4 replies
+1 HAHAHAHA
2022-06-02 03:14
lol
2022-06-02 06:31
+1
2022-06-02 11:47
lool
2022-06-02 12:40
SNAX IS HUNGRY
2022-06-02 00:51
Interesting 🤔
2022-06-02 00:51
JANUS SNAX POGORZELSKI
2022-06-02 00:51
1 reply
Snax is so 300iq he even considered to shorten up his surname to make it Janusz POG. True legend
2022-06-02 01:17
Snax v2 is hereeeeee
2022-06-02 00:51
#35
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Finland Stonkamies
Imagine falling into coma in 2019 and waking up to read this title and article.
2022-06-02 00:52
1 reply
xD
2022-06-02 00:58
#36
 | 
Europe jopeek1337
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS THAT FROM SNAX? UNBELIEVABLE
2022-06-02 00:51
#37
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Poland Berbe123
Vitality +snax 400kg duo snax&zywoo
2022-06-02 00:51
5 replies
xd
2022-06-02 00:52
#56
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Poland kenze_n
-apex + boombel 600
2022-06-02 00:56
3 replies
#83
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Poland almostc1no
Diabetalis
2022-06-02 01:15
-dupreeh +dosia 800
2022-06-02 02:36
1 reply
-misutaa +magixx 1000
2022-06-02 07:11
-MADEN +PASHA, -SPINX +SNAX, +POLSKI COURSE FOR SNAPPI 🦾🦾🦾
2022-06-02 00:52
#39
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South America Huascaran
Would be good to see him on a T1 team but which?? I feel (outside language barrier) he could be fun on BNE to replace seneri
2022-06-02 00:52
1 reply
Unluko, not many teams in tier 1/2 speaks english mostly their National languages. Sadly only non internstional team he could try to go would be Sinners, Polish is very close to Czechian(idk sorry) so he would concentrate on playing, not learning the language
2022-06-02 01:20
#43
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Poland Prince_PKS
noice
2022-06-02 00:52
#44
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Poland Hellp3r
Must be such a great feeling for him, congrats Ence and Snax!
2022-06-02 00:52
This snax guy seems to have great potential. Great young talent
2022-06-02 00:53
1 reply
+1! He looks promising.
2022-06-02 02:08
this ence is so strong, good to see polish flag rising in cs at least for a while
2022-06-02 00:53
#50
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Poland Ticket2Win
bro this makes my eyes go wet, im not crying you are crying peepohappy
2022-06-02 00:54
#51
Spinx | 
Portugal Mosh0
Snax looked so happy, im happy for him to be able to play again in a top tier game! <3
2022-06-02 00:54
EZ bracket for FaZe
2022-06-02 00:54
We are back in 2016 boys
2022-06-02 00:55
Snax owns FaZe
2022-06-02 00:55
#57
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Yugoslavia bigtito
I just realized ENCE is a polish team with Snax in the lineup
2022-06-02 00:56
#58
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Poland Roxin
He's made history right here
2022-06-02 00:56
#59
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Latvia laiziolas
Grand final faze vs ence. Faze win. Gg.
2022-06-02 00:56
Incredible series. Ropz kind of went missing on Nuke but also good to see Faze being rattled a bit. Still favourites to win the event, though. Ence is so god damned good, though. Incredibly skilled individuals. Great to see all that hard work paying off.
2022-06-02 00:56
#61
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Poland maxiebeast
Snax HAVE TO play in top10 team, just a beast
2022-06-02 00:57
PLGurom
2022-06-02 00:58
#69
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina sqmke
LEGEND
2022-06-02 01:01
He bacc
2022-06-02 01:01
Karrigan shat his pants nothing new.
2022-06-02 01:02
RESPECT
2022-06-02 01:03
#73
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Other _n1ght
EZ
2022-06-02 01:03
Great job application by Snax. Kids, this is how You write curriculum vitae edit: Snappi is literally a god in terms of calling with stand-in, finding right space for him etc.
2022-06-02 01:11
3 replies
literally replaced spinx role
2022-06-02 09:18
2 replies
on ct side, sure. but t-side was fun to watch without spinx
2022-06-02 11:49
1 reply
even on t side he replaced spinx role as main lurk (watch the interview that snappi gave after mouz game) in which for the most part spinx is best in the world right now
2022-06-02 12:12
News are saying Navi is looking for someone
2022-06-02 01:05
Big apple snax is back I hope navi ll pick up him
2022-06-02 01:05
EZ 4 SNAX WAS VERY HUNGRY
2022-06-02 01:06
I hope Snax try to find good team in EU scene after this tournament, not Polish because Polish rosters always sucks and don't have real motivation to play.
2022-06-02 01:08
Nt twistzz
2022-06-02 01:10
snax he is the polish player but the ence he is the international stars
2022-06-02 01:11
2 replies
thank you for this
2022-06-02 01:41
I want to thqnk you for this as well
2022-06-02 06:33
#81
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Poland Hanse
If I was twitstz I would kms immediately after nuke
2022-06-02 01:12
Snax go into Astralis in exchange for xyp9x.
2022-06-02 01:14
#84
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Ukraine d3adLY
snax life game, lmao
2022-06-02 01:15
7 replies
Wouldnt say life game but snax took it seriously made notes so that snappi doesnt need to explain him it, spend like aim practicing for few hours
2022-06-02 01:22
3 replies
#95
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Ukraine d3adLY
its life game, 1.27 vs top 1 team when avg rating is 1.1
2022-06-02 01:25
2 replies
Not really life game in past he had 1.4kd games bro
2022-06-02 01:37
1 reply
#159
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Ukraine d3adLY
*in past* he was #5 in 2016, but that was 6 years ago, now he has avg rating
2022-06-02 12:01
snax life in this guys mind: 2018-2022
2022-06-02 01:46
2 replies
#134
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United States cybonics
nah just 2022
2022-06-02 06:25
#160
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Ukraine d3adLY
when he had games like this in 2018-2021, that was life games too, cuz his avg rating was much worse
2022-06-02 12:02
#85
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Poland MrReaper
Im very happy that Snax played so good and showed he still one of the best polish players
2022-06-02 01:16
GOD SNAX
2022-06-02 01:16
Cant believe just week ago snax was an analyst in Polish stream at major to actually beating major champions
2022-06-02 01:17
1 reply
i guess hes proud of himself rn so much
2022-06-02 01:58
#88
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Philippines sijibats
-spinx +snax
2022-06-02 01:17
Legends never die.
2022-06-02 01:20
2 replies
When the world s calling you, can you hear them screaming out your name
2022-06-02 01:23
1 reply
Legends never die They become a part of you Every time you bleed for reaching greatness
2022-06-02 01:35
#94
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Denmark Danny D3
ENCE continues to impress. Really enjoy watching them
2022-06-02 01:24
king snax!!
2022-06-02 01:27
#98
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Hong Kong sti11fac
GG WP SNAX
2022-06-02 01:30
haha unexpected, nice result. bodes well for the team.
2022-06-02 01:32
-Karrigan + MSL
2022-06-02 01:37
The furher they get, the stronger snax is gonna be. Always been a big game player. would like to see him winning a tournament again. gl
2022-06-02 01:51
#107
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France Gloomyz
The best team in the world cannot win Ence with a stand-in? It was supposed to be an EZ tournament for FaZe, not for Ence.
2022-06-02 01:56
based
2022-06-02 02:08
Very cool, happy for Snax
2022-06-02 02:12
the big apple
2022-06-02 02:14
I'm happy that we got some of the old snax back, but was just a one time thing or he still has it to play on T1?
2022-06-02 02:23
1 reply
Probably one time thing. Refer to Jks.
2022-06-02 02:28
#116
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Poland paputekk
god snax
2022-06-02 02:31
GOD SNAX
2022-06-02 02:33
FaZe don't look rattled they look, honestly kinda lethargic. They talk about post-major slump and I think having an event the very next week is kinda taking its toll. Even Karrigan said he needs some rest. Honestly if FaZe bow out in Semis I wouldn't even feel bad. Especially if SNAX gets another T1 Trophy.
2022-06-02 02:42
2 replies
Post-major slump, plus people are way overhyping Snax. He's literally a stand-in and he has nothing to lose. This kinda temporary uptick in performance happens so often when you have somebody just standing in and with nothing to lose and a lot to prove. It's almost surely a flash in the pan. Snax is not "back".
2022-06-02 03:00
1 reply
#156
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Poland Berbe123
Snax is just warming up. He will show his best in front of audience
2022-06-02 11:21
Fake clan
2022-06-02 03:06
The BIG apple is back wtf I'd be honest I didnt believe about it
2022-06-02 03:24
-maden +Snax ENCE top 1
2022-06-02 04:57
wowwww wtf
2022-06-02 05:22
ENCE really seems to be a team that could challenge FaZe
2022-06-02 06:10
poland #1 again nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2022-06-02 06:28
imagine playing t1 cs after such long time and destroying major winners
2022-06-02 06:40
Polish last dance when
2022-06-02 07:03
WHAT THE HELL IT IS FROM SNAX
2022-06-02 07:03
"SNAX!!! ARE YOU KIDDING MEEE?!!!" - Anders a long time ago. Goat
2022-06-02 07:08
ENCE Top 1 Dallas Snax MVP
2022-06-02 07:13
ENCE the nuke streak killer.
2022-06-02 07:22
This series once again shows importance of igl and coach. Ence right now is polish, and they won vs Faze. There is no chance for any polish team to achive it,but Ence just did. What they have that others dont? Good igl and good coach.
2022-06-02 07:41
SNAXIMUS
2022-06-02 07:59
Nice era FlookZe Clan fans lmao
2022-06-02 08:05
jesus christ I went to sleep after 1st map :/
2022-06-02 08:37
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS THAT FROM SNAX? UNBELIEVABLE!
2022-06-02 09:11
#154
REZ | 
Romania noxoNN
Snax will win this tournament
2022-06-02 11:11
Haha i'd never guess that i will see an article title like this in 2022
2022-06-02 12:21
Karrigan: I'm the fuc*ing best caller in the world, guys! youtube.com/watch?v=KfzLi_U35vo&t=1143s
2022-06-02 12:33
#171
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Slovakia Adwarin
Snax is back, Pog
2022-06-02 18:23
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