Can anyone stop FaZe and NAVI in Cologne?

There are two clear favourites going into playoffs in Cologne; can the underdogs mount a serious challenge?

The two teams many would have had at the top of their list of favourites for IEM Cologne have made it to the semi-finals, FaZe and Natus Vincere. They are the two teams that have shown the highest ceiling so far this year, the two teams that battled it out for the Major in Antwerp, and the two teams that currently sit atop the HLTV world rankings, Natus Vincere having just retaken the top spot from their European counterparts.

The quarter-finals however are full of surprise packages, with the other favoured names like ENCE and Cloud9 suffering early exits and dark horses such as FURIA and Vitality also floundering before reaching the playoffs. It is unlikely that any of the names that did make it to the playoffs, Astralis, Movistar Riders, Liquid and MOUZ, would have been involved in any serious discussions regarding potential winners of the season-ending spectacle in Germany. It is understandable then that FaZe and Natus Vincere will be heavy favourites to make it all the way and give us a mouth-watering repeat of the Major grand-final, the former keen to prove the first half of 2022 belongs to them and the latter desperate for revenge.

NAVI recently regained their throne atop the HLTV rankings

However, with all that has happened so far in Cologne, it somehow feels more probable than it might otherwise that one of the surprise packages could continue their unlikely runs by taking down one of the two best teams in the world. Read on to find out just what the four quarter-finalists have going for them heading into the playoffs, and just how they might be able to best either FaZe or Natus Vincere and continue their spectacular performances.

MOUZ

It is without question that MOUZ are a team packed with young talent, fielding Ádám "⁠torzsi⁠" Torzsás, who has proved why he was one of the hottest prospects from the WePlay Academy League last year, Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras, who is steadily growing into a replacement for the near-irreplacable Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool, and David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský, a player that narrowly missed out on a spot in the top 20 players of 2021.

Before Cologne, the problem for MOUZ had been harnessing all that talent, but here in Germany Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong seems to have found the right formula; every single player bar dexter himself has topped the scoreboards on at least one map during Cologne. The individuals are firing on all cylinders, and strong individual performances will be absolutely necessary to have a chance of besting teams stacked with firepower like FaZe and Natus Vincere.

MOUZ have also found a potent weapon in their offensive halves, having posted the best T-side round win percentage (55.6%) so far in Cologne, which is no small part due to the way dexter has called in order to activate the players around him. He has also been incredibly adept at finding gaps in the opposition defence, usually finding the correct site to hit or the right map control to take, even in 4v5 scenarios, where they also have the best round win percentage (36.8%) on T side.

They also find themselves on the same side of the bracket as Natus Vincere, and while for most that would be a daunting prospect, MOUZ may very well find this happenstance a positive one. They faced off against the CIS giants in their group opener here in Cologne, and were competitive in the first two maps in the series, even managing to steal away their opponent’s pick of Mirage; they may even feel like they could have taken the game 2-0, had they not squandered a 9-6 lead going into the CT side of Nuke.

With all of their stars performing, a potent T side in their arsenal, and a strong showing against Natus Vincere already in their back pockets, MOUZ should be hopeful of their chances of making the final providing they can get over the first hurdle of Astralis. Whether or not they can take down FaZe is another question, but when the grand-finals of an event come around, anything can happen.

Can the youngsters continue to impress?

Astralis

For the entirety of the year up to now, Astralis had been the Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer show, and his stellar performance has continued during Cologne; he currently sits as the second best rated player in the event, only behind Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev. What has changed is the performance of Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke, a player who has blown hot and cold so far this year, but in Germany he has been magnificent, currently residing as the 8th best player of the event, sporting 0.18 opening kills per round, and with some strong performances under his belt, particularly his 1.52 rated series against FURIA.

Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth has also stepped up his performance as of late, having been something of a drag factor from the latter half of 2021 up until recently; from BLAST Fall Groups in September last year until the Antwerp Major, he was in the red for rating every single event. Three of his last five events he has posted a 1.05 rating or higher, including Cologne so far. He produced one excellent series in particular during the group stage, a 1.28 rated performance against Cloud9 which helped his team seal their spot in the playoffs.

Much of Astralis’ impressive performance has been predicated on their vastly improved T sides; a dismal 41.9% round wins for the year prior to Cologne has made a monumental jump to 51.2% here in the main event. Not only is that down to the excellent k0nfig, but also the tweaks in roles and positions on offensive halves, as mentioned by blameF in a recent interview, that were enacted for the Pinnacle Cup Championship. Whilst those changes wrought immediate benefits, here in Germany those benefits have been felt most drastically.

The Danes are no slouches on CT side however, posting the 5th highest round win percentage and a staggering 66.2% of opening kills on defence, second only to Movistar Riders and significantly outstripping Natus Vincere and FaZe. Putting themselves in a 5v4 advantage in two thirds of their CT rounds will give them chances against any team, and is a testament to their individuals performing so well.

The final argument in the Danes’ favour considering they are on Natus Vincere’s side of the bracket is their record against them so far in 2022; they currently sport a 2-2 map record with the CIS giants, three of the maps going at least 29 rounds. This suggests that, at worst, they can give Natus Vincere a closely fought battle should they make it to the semi-finals.

With blameF and k0nfig leading the way, their veteran Xyp9x back in form, and strengths on offensive and defensive halves, Astralis will make any team they play work for their victory, be it MOUZ in the quarter-finals, or Natus Vincere and FaZe should they progress. Astralis may not be the dominant force of old, but they finally seem to be on the right track, and an even deeper run here in Cologne is not out of reach.

k0nfig has rediscovered some of his best form in Cologne

Movistar Riders

Movistar Riders are in incredibly hot form, make no mistake. They won the recent ESL Challenger Valencia event in fine fashion, dropping a single map along the way, and were on an 8-match win streak until they were stopped by Natus Vincere in the group decider here in Cologne. They will be high on confidence, and that makes them a dangerous beast regardless of anything else.

Alvaro "⁠SunPayus⁠" Garcia has been looking like a top-tier AWPer as of late, currently being the 9th best-rated player at the tournament (1.16), and Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano is also having a fantastic event so far, leading the event in opening kills per round (0.21). What’s even more impressive is the dramatic upswing in form of their historically worst player, David "⁠dav1g⁠" Granado Bermudo, who has posted a 1.05 rating so far in Germany in contrast to his 0.90 rating for the year pre-Valencia.

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This step up in individual level was a significant factor in what allowed them to run Natus Vincere so close in the aforementioned group decider, taking a convincing win on Inferno before getting to double-digits on both of the other maps. Showing their ability to take a map from one of the favourites during the event will give them the belief that they can go one step further should a rematch occur. They have also not played FaZe since 2020, which is sure to favour them as the underdogs should they face off in the semi-finals.

All of this recent success has been built upon their aggressive CT sides, where the Spaniards hold the best opening kill percentage (67.0%) and third best round win percentage (62.2%) across the event. They also sport the second best 5v4 percentage (81.5%) on CT side, showing that more often than not they capitalise on the advantages their aggressive play generates.

Considering their red-hot form, both individually and as a team, and the fact they just recently took home a trophy, Movistar Riders may very well find themselves the most highly touted team of the quarter-finalists. A tough matchup against a Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis-inspired Liquid awaits them, but should they come through that unscathed, FaZe would do well to be wary of the force that will meet them in the semi-finals.

Will Movistar continue to ride their recent high?

Liquid

Liquid played protagonist in one of the most compelling pre-event storylines, with the 8th best player of 2021, YEKINDAR, joining the squad for the season-ending spectacle. This bolstering of their ranks has proven a shrewd one, as Liquid recovered from an early loss to Spirit to march into the playoffs, taking down Cloud9 and FURIA on the way.

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YEKINDAR has been a key component of the run of the only remaining NA team with his bold and aggressive style, leading the squad in opening kills per round (0.13) and opening attempts (29.7%). His most important contribution however has been in the unlocking of Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski, who, freed from the pack-leading and space-taking roles, has been a force to be reckoned with; he is the fourth-highest rated player (1.27), some way ahead of Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov (1.18) in fifth. In fact, Cologne has been EliGE’s best big-event performance of 2022 by some margin.

Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm has also been a stand-out performer, racking up an event-leading 9 clutches thus far and the highest AWP kills per round (0.47), all whilst being incredibly efficient in his play, a low number of deaths leading to a +53 KD-diff, second in the tournament.

Liquid in general feel more dynamic in their play in Cologne, more willing to take risks, which is something that has held them back in previous big events in 2022. This is borne out by the stats, particularly their vastly improved opening kill percentages on both sides when compared with Katowice; 34.9% to 43.5% on T side, and 53.6% to 56.2% on CT.

Whether or not Liquid will carry the American mantle beyond the quarter-finals remains to be seen, but with EliGE back to his best and a stellar supporting cast in YEKINDAR, oSee and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic, they will be a handful for any opponent.

The arrival of YEKINDAR has reinvigorated Liquid

To get yourself geared up for the playoffs in Cologne, why not check out some of the best photos from the event so far, our in-depth article analysing the best performers, and the playoffs Fantasy game.

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1100
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1572
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Hungary Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás
Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
475
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1979
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1101
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1003
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Spain Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
326
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.59
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1215
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Spain David 'dav1g' Granado Bermudo
David 'dav1g' Granado Bermudo
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1557
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1564
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
Nope. Maybe each other...
2022-07-13 20:45
15 replies
+1
2022-07-13 22:06
9 replies
can anyone stop Navi*
2022-07-14 09:07
1 reply
FaZe...
2022-07-21 22:32
#179
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Spain sary44
movistar riders lol
2022-07-14 10:27
6 replies
#180
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Ukraine NikoGlu
I thought they could before their first game against each other, but now it's not that possible. But I believe MR is stronger than any other team except Faze and Navi in this tournament.
2022-07-14 10:42
As much as I believe mopoz is one of the best lurkers in the world, FaZe is just better 🤷‍♂️
2022-07-14 14:21
4 replies
#219
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Spain sary44
I disagree *leaves without elaborating*
2022-07-15 18:44
3 replies
ggwp <3
2022-07-16 23:41
2 replies
#227
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Spain sary44
I know it was obv but I wanted to see movistar win. Still wp by movistar I think they did good.
2022-07-17 10:12
1 reply
Me too! <3
2022-07-17 18:11
+1
2022-07-13 22:10
3 replies
#78
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Poland matolep
=1 ez dub for navi
2022-07-13 22:11
2 replies
I did not know this details..
2022-07-13 22:11
False.
2022-07-22 16:06
i can
2022-07-14 05:22
#2
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Romania Pecea
navi nr 1
2022-07-13 20:44
45 replies
0/8 bait
2022-07-13 21:28
9 replies
not a bait if it's true
2022-07-13 21:53
0/8
2022-07-13 22:04
7 replies
0/8
2022-07-14 06:30
6 replies
0/8
2022-07-14 09:17
5 replies
0/8
2022-07-14 11:27
4 replies
0/8
2022-07-14 12:39
3 replies
0/8
2022-07-14 18:28
2 replies
#207
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Ukraine naviis
0/8
2022-07-14 21:55
1 reply
0/8
2022-07-15 17:55
#90
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Latvia laiziolas
Fu*k navi. That team doesnt have "personality" they have only simple. Phe
2022-07-13 22:21
34 replies
Fu*k faze. That team doesnt have "personality" they have no one. Phe
2022-07-13 22:22
31 replies
#95
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United States Phanji
Karrigan more personality than all of navi combined mens
2022-07-13 22:32
28 replies
+1 Navi fans are the worst kind of people.
2022-07-13 22:37
22 replies
its obvious since 2010
2022-07-13 22:45
1 reply
+1
2022-07-14 04:55
#101
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United States kami917
+1 actually. I wouldn’t typically say anything towards another fan based but some of these NaVi fans are the most vitriol filled virgins I’ve ever seen. Probably bandwagon dick-riders who started supporting them last year.
2022-07-13 22:52
13 replies
u talk about Navi Fans while Faze Fans think they deserve #1 just because they beat Navi when they were at their worst :D I hope Navi wins, really wanna see Faze Boys excuses if they lose again
2022-07-14 00:25
2 replies
#173
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United States kami917
Oh yeah it’s because FaZe beat NaVi at their worst, not the FACT that FAZE won the first 3 s tier events of the year with one of them being a major. Meanwhile NaVi wins one tournament with new igl and a standin and you nerds lose your minds like they’re now invincible. So dumb.
2022-07-14 10:02
1 reply
Well, i dont think they are. They are quite inconsistent rn. Faze can beat them, but the Major win still wasnt Navi at their best, not at all. And under these circumstances it was still quite close... OFC Faze deserved to be #1 because they won alot, but they probably wouldnt have won that much if things didnt happen.... Thats all im saying. we will hopefully see on Sunday who is the better team rn. But if alle Navi Players who up to their full potential, they are the strongest team.
2022-07-14 22:32
I dont feel like its Navi exclusive. Hltv is filled with dickriding idiots and baiters. I have seen some stupid shit coming from Faze fans too. Its not the team, just the people ig.
2022-07-14 01:38
1 reply
#147
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United States kami917
That’s why I said some of and not all.
2022-07-14 06:12
The worst fans are FaZe fans by far
2022-07-14 02:03
3 replies
#148
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United States kami917
UK speaking lul, notoriously toxic and you’re proving it
2022-07-14 06:13
1 reply
Lol, it's toxic when I say FaZe fans are worst but not toxic when you say Navi fans are worst? Get a grip.
2022-07-14 11:58
Nah it's g2 and navi
2022-07-14 09:47
#90 started it, he just sarcasticly made a reply similar to it.
2022-07-14 09:30
Another thread where dumbass dick riding and cock sucking faze fans got their ass hurt xD Get a life dude, ignoring the fact that ur stupid as hell, you have no life. The faze cocksucker started talking shit, i make a joke comment joking him and clowning him around cus he is a clown and a fucking retard faze fan, and STILL the NAVI fan is toxic and virgin. xDD are you from the USA cus i never seen someone more stupid than you in my entire life.
2022-07-14 15:22
2 replies
#197
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United States kami917
Point in case, toxic as fuck
2022-07-14 16:52
+1
2022-07-14 17:42
+1
2022-07-13 23:24
#159
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Romania Pecea
its exactly the opposiite, have you seen a navi fan ever trashtalking some one for no reason? i dont think so have you seen a faze fan being toxic to others? YES I DID-
2022-07-14 07:49
3 replies
#202
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United States kami917
Are you fuckin kidding me? Lmao I see NaVi fans everyday talking about how shit faze is and how if the war never happened how much better they would be, Faze never would have won anything etc, I see these comments DAILY
2022-07-14 19:05
2 replies
#203
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Romania Pecea
idk where you see them, cuz i dont so 0/8 yes the war affected the players, but it has nothing to do with faze, i told you i respect all of them, karrigan, rain, broky, ropz and twistzz, they are some good players
2022-07-14 20:26
1 reply
#206
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United States kami917
I’m not sure what your activity level is on the forums but I’m on pretty frequently, and I’m sure there are a few shithead faze fans out there but I don’t see near as many fans of faze being toxic as I do NaVi fans being toxic specifically at Faze. It’s the same for me or even more, I like NaVi and all the players + blade and support them when they don’t play faze because I want the competition to be super high.
2022-07-14 20:38
Chatting "+1"
2022-07-14 10:18
s1mple more personality than all of faze combined mens
2022-07-13 23:03
4 replies
#127
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Argentina Joedash
S1mple more toxicity*
2022-07-14 01:46
3 replies
in past yes, now not
2022-07-14 20:31
2 replies
not now? you not see some shit he just said last month? s1mple is still very toxic lol. as much I love the dude, it's not really even bad "toxicity"
2022-07-16 16:24
1 reply
he's not toxic towards his teammates tho
2022-07-16 20:16
#141
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Latvia laiziolas
Stop smoking sand bro haha. Jesus kid what are you saying
2022-07-14 05:10
facts.
2022-07-16 16:23
#158
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Romania Pecea
faze fans have a lot of idiot kids, like you trashtalking the other rival team, this is literally the reason why i hate faze clan, its because of its fanbase, i respect all the players, but the fanbase its toxic asf i said "navi nr 1" i said something that maybe will happen, so that means i said that to support my team, not bcuz i wanted to bait some faze fans
2022-07-14 07:47
#208
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Ukraine naviis
CRY IS FREE FOR THE LIKES OF U
2022-07-14 21:56
yes
2022-07-13 20:45
2 replies
who?
2022-07-13 21:11
1 reply
Would love to see a mouz Movistar final. Probably wishful thinking but that would be more interesting than Navi faze imo
2022-07-13 23:04
Delusional Liquid fans inc:
2022-07-13 20:45
5 replies
Sports mode > Vitality
2022-07-13 21:53
2022-07-13 21:54
Who cares Liquid > Vitality, G2, NIP.
2022-07-13 22:59
2 replies
And there one of them is.
2022-07-13 23:57
1 reply
ok but swede 😎
2022-07-14 09:48
#5
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Korea Piano
Liquid
2022-07-13 20:45
3 replies
No doubt.. Liquid Navi finals... 3-0 Liquid
2022-07-13 21:37
2 replies
Hahhaahaha
2022-07-13 22:06
you're delusional but I agree
2022-07-14 00:08
Navi will steam roll faze soon
2022-07-13 20:45
5 replies
Lets see
2022-07-13 21:08
b**** plz
2022-07-13 21:54
they already did last time, if navi keeps this form then its byebye fluke-clan
2022-07-13 23:51
2 replies
#233
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North Macedonia Masuke
Byebye
2022-07-25 03:59
1 reply
like i said, IF they keep that form, which they didnt :)
2022-07-25 13:09
why baiting?
2022-07-13 20:45
2 replies
once upon a time, HLTV was a serious website...
2022-07-13 21:18
1 reply
#89
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Latvia laiziolas
Yes looking like garbage. Forum from 1995 xp computer
2022-07-13 22:20
No, only navi can stop faze and only faze can stop navi
2022-07-13 20:45
12 replies
well,that was a good one
2022-07-13 20:56
1 reply
haha I guess so
2022-07-13 21:17
Nope, Faze can stop Navi but Navi can't stop Faze.
2022-07-13 21:16
5 replies
expected answer from faze fans
2022-07-13 21:18
Welp faze got destroyed by Navi right after the major tho
2022-07-13 21:42
2 replies
irrelevant event. Faze don't care.
2022-07-14 09:50
welp navi got destroyed by faze during the MAJOR tho
2022-07-16 16:24
32-7 is destroyed not stopped.
2022-07-13 21:53
I'd say only NAVI can stop NAVI
2022-07-14 00:53
2 replies
That is very true, I agree
2022-07-14 01:47
+1
2022-07-14 07:27
+1
2022-07-14 14:00
movistar already won
2022-07-13 20:45
astralis will win
2022-07-13 20:46
2 replies
yes
2022-07-14 06:17
lololololo
2022-07-16 16:25
nah
2022-07-13 20:46
Elige
2022-07-13 20:46
me
2022-07-13 20:46
#14
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Denmark BadTakes
Liquid got this
2022-07-13 20:48
1 reply
#24
dav1g | 
Spain F3RN1
if elige goat form yes, if elige 0,06 rating no.
2022-07-13 20:54
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yes BlameF with his Baits and Xyp with his big brains.
2022-07-13 20:48
either faze or navi doesn't make playoffs 100percent
2022-07-13 20:48
4 replies
+1
2022-07-13 21:11
1 reply
0/8
2022-07-14 01:41
They are already in the semis mens
2022-07-14 09:24
1 reply
i ment finals
2022-07-14 09:26
FaZe can steamroll FaZe and NaVi
2022-07-13 20:49
2 replies
Ayoo?
2022-07-14 10:04
1 reply
kokainium
2022-07-14 12:18
#18
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Sweden Akoulad
"STOP FAZE" ? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2022-07-13 20:49
All it needed was a bit of jinx. Now with the power of hltv article jinx, it sure can happen
2022-07-13 20:50
2 replies
+1
2022-07-13 21:25
mouz cologne champions, hltv confirmed
2022-07-13 21:47
#20
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Hungary szia
BIG would shut faze down if they made it :(
2022-07-13 20:52
2 replies
only on online cups- roobet
2022-07-13 20:55
1 reply
They did it on major qualifiers and 2-0 also
2022-07-13 21:29
Tbh I see pretty much every team having good chances of snatching the trophy
2022-07-13 20:52
riders will shut down faze remember this comment
2022-07-13 20:53
inb4 Liquid wins it all and let Yekindar go
2022-07-13 20:54
faze and who?
2022-07-13 20:59
6 replies
"That" team that 32-7 them not too long ago.
2022-07-13 21:53
5 replies
Put a Faze flair in ur tag and consider yourself a faze hater
2022-07-13 22:27
2 replies
Don't need, i respond to stupid people who disrespect's other ORG's.
2022-07-13 23:57
1 reply
ty pope francis
2022-07-14 07:38
#153
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Bulgaria Skillet_
Lol you actually killed his account
2022-07-14 07:04
Oh "that" team that was rolled in the major final?
2022-07-14 08:23
flukes are common in cs so theres that
2022-07-13 21:00
#29
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Brazil darkfroid
Mouz winner
2022-07-13 21:00
Yes of course, Ez for Dexters squad and Dexter will be MVP
2022-07-13 21:00
The scene right now is only two tier1 teams the rest teams are pure garbage can lose to anyone
2022-07-13 21:00
Me
2022-07-13 21:04
#33
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Germany EZ_for_BIG
better question would be: can anyone stop FaZe from winning this? Easy 2-0 for Faze vs. whoever gets to the finals
2022-07-13 21:06
3 replies
#58
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Estonia Kukkel
I think the same, boring finals inc..
2022-07-13 21:43
#62
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Greece h0nest_fan
2-0 to start and then choke 2-3 since its a bo5
2022-07-13 21:50
#86
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Latvia laiziolas
Yes in antwerp faze killed navi hard, but this time i think navi will be prepared + they have new igl so everything can happen man in cologne
2022-07-13 22:18
Anybody can win. Out of remaining 6 teams 5 have beaten at least one of TOP10 teams on LAN recently. The only one that didn't manage it is FaZe as the last time they beat a TOP10 team on LAN was over a month ago...
2022-07-13 21:12
Only Akuma, only hardcore...
2022-07-13 21:11
Who cares same teams every tournament
2022-07-13 21:17
#43
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Finland AliSabid
If they sleep on the match
2022-07-13 21:18
#45
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United Kingdom Calliophis
Yes, eternal fire will stop them in pro league .s
2022-07-13 21:20
3 replies
#84
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Latvia laiziolas
Keep eat kebab and dream :)
2022-07-13 22:17
2 replies
Kebab is really good though
2022-07-13 23:49
1 reply
#143
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Latvia laiziolas
Yes ofcourse with 9 sens and 1600 dpi
2022-07-14 05:12
#46
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Germany ChRiZOwow
Mouz ))) trust me
2022-07-13 21:19
Liquid vs Mouz Final FeelsGoodMan
2022-07-13 21:23
I took NAVI and Liquid players for fantasy since pretty much everyone taking NAVI FaZe players...not expecting it to workout but if it does will be nice
2022-07-13 21:30
Mouz and moviestar already give a tough fight to Navi and at this moment I don't think their is a team which is invincible
2022-07-13 21:31
#53
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France dinnkksss
guys just wanted to ask should i bet on the navi & faze in the semis? i mean they seem to be clear favorites
2022-07-13 21:36
i'm hoping that astralis will be competitive in playoffs, they deserve to win smth win such performances from blamef, need to get rid of Farlig tho, he's always dragging the team down, even Xyp9x started to play better
2022-07-13 21:40
liquid looking strong and could pull off an upset but astralis and mouz has zero chance.
2022-07-13 21:41
#60
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Greece h0nest_fan
NaVi no, Faze wont reach final
2022-07-13 21:47
1 reply
#234
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North Macedonia Masuke
Yeah I think you are right
2022-07-25 04:05
nope
2022-07-13 21:49
#69
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France Gloomyz
Navi will lose in final to Liquid but keep their #1 spot.
2022-07-13 21:55
Yep Gabriel twofaced Toledo and his squad Imperial
2022-07-13 21:59
ME
2022-07-13 22:01
Navi and FaZe will make it to the finals. none of the underdogs can beat the two named above. They don't have enough equipment to beat the two monsters in the semifinals.
2022-07-13 22:08
2 replies
Yes, and in the final faze may have an edge over navi since Navi didn't play a bo5 yet with the new roster so we are not sure what to expect. I think it can be anyone's game, depending on who shows up. If both teams show up it will be a banger
2022-07-14 07:24
1 reply
Everything will depend on how the players of both teams get up that day.
2022-07-14 15:00
no
2022-07-13 22:10
GO NAVI
2022-07-13 22:15
I CAN
2022-07-13 22:15
#82
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Latvia laiziolas
I think in bo5 faze can win cologne.
2022-07-13 22:15
Liquid vs Astralis final, just like good old days
2022-07-13 22:16
#85
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Spain batxe
no JDC in the article being the only german? Weak dude
2022-07-13 22:17
So much text for a question which you could simply answer with 2 letters, no
2022-07-13 22:19
navi ez 16-3 16-2
2022-07-13 22:19
This is a tournament of disappointments, so I’m all in for Astralis vs. Liquid grand final.
2022-07-13 22:23
why would navi still be "desperate for revenge" after the 16-1?
2022-07-13 22:25
Navi vs liquid final but navi gonna win
2022-07-13 22:46
Liqueen(ex wife of BoombI4) can stop Na'Vi, because from her interview she said that Na'Vi was winning because she was a good motivator.
2022-07-13 22:48
Na'Vi vs FaZe is definitely the dream match up, even though I think Na'Vi are favourites to win over FaZe Clan by 60/40 odds... Why? BO5 grand-final is why. Still, it's exciting to see a lot of upset potential in the quarters and overall, it's been one of the best Cologne's in a while. For me, the only thing that upsets me is seeing Vitality flunk out even after ZywOo's hardwork...
2022-07-13 22:51
3 replies
Can you explain the reason regarding bo5? Navi didn't play any bo5 yet with new lineup and electronic calling so we don't know what to expect. How Navi has an advantage in bo5 compared to Faze?
2022-07-14 07:43
2 replies
True Na'Vi have a new lineup but I just find them more consistent in a BO5 format than FaZe Clan.
2022-07-14 13:25
1 reply
I see, ok
2022-07-14 14:59
OFC complexity can stop both just give them time and support
2022-07-13 22:54
EZ4LIQUID
2022-07-13 23:13
Astralis takes down Navi and Liquid takes down Faze 2019 all over again except Liquid wins final with Yekindar and not Chokie2k
2022-07-13 23:20
#109
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Russia Z1Ned
Ok
2022-07-13 23:25
#110
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Equatorial Guinea NkdKMS
NAVI vs MR grand final confirmed
2022-07-13 23:33
#111
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Portugal n0xiv4
I really hope any team, except NaVi, wins. Would be very happy for Astralis or FaZe
2022-07-13 23:48
#117
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Brazil Ties4
Yes, 00nation
2022-07-14 00:12
no who asked
2022-07-14 00:20
finally faze kick navi from top 1
2022-07-14 00:52
#122
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United States Wabba
ill be back after mouz win to see all the d*** riders pretending to say they seen it coming
2022-07-14 01:07
junior
2022-07-14 01:33
#125
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Norway Snaids
I don't think so, but seeing all these teams having such great form means we're heading into some great counter strike
2022-07-14 01:40
Why is this website still hyping up FaZe? NaVi is the clear favorite and i'd be surprised to see faze in grandfinals even :/ bias
2022-07-14 02:56
1 reply
#235
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North Macedonia Masuke
Yeah, why are they even qualified for Cologne?
2022-07-25 04:11
let me answer you, liquid keepo
2022-07-14 03:58
mouz lose to navi movistar wins against faze navi wins cologne
2022-07-14 04:42
5 replies
Lul
2022-07-14 04:57
2 replies
what lul this is facts
2022-07-14 04:58
1 reply
2022-07-14 04:59
#215
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Turkey ShooGTr
+1
2022-07-15 10:51
jk astralis win against mouz
2022-07-15 11:07
S0mple Will cry and he Will Be mad at his team after losing 3 0 against god clan. Imo he rage and finally take a break
2022-07-14 04:59
2 replies
s0mple will get carried by sdy again
2022-07-14 05:00
1 reply
They get clapped Hard but baiter s0mple always find a way to boost his stats so i expect him 0.95 and others 0.6 and above
2022-07-14 05:01
ez_4_lulquid
2022-07-14 05:12
Faze gonna get clapped
2022-07-14 05:36
1 reply
in the ass?? 😈 🔥
2022-07-14 06:18
Covid
2022-07-14 05:37
TaZ can say stop to them
2022-07-14 06:43
#160
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Latvia Snnaakee
Movistar Rider will make upset and will be in final against Navi. Or even Liquid. But one is sure, FaZe will not be in final.
2022-07-14 08:12
#162
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Bosnia and Herzegovina faseehk
Yes, we call him GOD, the creator of this universe.
2022-07-14 08:59
I can do it.
2022-07-14 09:22
Faze can stop navi but noone can stop Faze
2022-07-14 10:11
Yes And his Name is Covid
2022-07-14 10:20
navi has the potential to stop both navi and faze
2022-07-14 11:21
#183
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Poland Broken_BS
Who can stop: NAVI: s1mple if less than 1.2 rating Faze: astralis,movistar, mouz, Liquid, karrigan if less than 0.9 rating (which happens A lot)
2022-07-14 11:43
FAZE only BIG can stop them 2-0 them and never lose against them NAVI idk maybe need LUCKERS FAZE to win like ANTWERP fluke
2022-07-14 12:27
I believe in our Movistar brothers
2022-07-14 13:42
Astralis and Movistar
2022-07-14 15:50
i want to see an astralis liquid final but i dont see either team making it
2022-07-14 16:47
Faze didn't even didn't even beat any one strong at this tournament so far
2022-07-14 18:15
#205
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United States fyi
EZ for Liquid
2022-07-14 20:37
1 reply
#213
 | 
United States xiquo
ez4liquid
2022-07-15 06:09
#209
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Brazil Fauchard
anybody read the full article ????
2022-07-14 21:59
2 replies
#211
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Italy Rynam
I doubt even the one who wrote it didnt revise it xD
2022-07-15 02:20
1 reply
#230
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Brazil Fauchard
probably rofl
2022-07-18 07:06
No
2022-07-15 04:22
No, Faze and Navi in finals, Navi win 2:1
2022-07-15 10:41
movistar will stop faze
2022-07-15 11:10
I hope Faze and NaVi both lose. Either Team Liquid, MR, & Astralis winning this tournament would be good for the culture. Tired of only hearing about faze or NaVi. Need some new good teams in the mix. G2 was supposed to be but turns out they blow. Cloud9 has been trolling themselves recently as well.
2022-07-15 19:27
#228
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Germany ChRiZOwow
S1mple too good. Sorry other teams muhahaha
2022-07-17 10:20
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