karrigan: "There's no discussion that we're the best team in the world"

A joyous Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen shared his thoughts about the victory at IEM Cologne to close out the season after lifting the trophy at the LANXESS Arena.

FaZe bested Natus Vincere in a best-of-five series that went the length, the two teams battling it out for nearly seven hours at the Cathedral of Counter-Strike in front of a committed crowd that packed the LANXESS Arena.

This victory put an end to an excellent season by FaZe, who bagged four Big Event trophies including both ESL Pro Tour Masters Championships, IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne, as well as ESL Pro League and the PGL Major in Antwerp.

karrigan & co. have their crosshairs set on the Intel Grand Slam

Before checking out and going on a well earned time off, the Danish in-game leader took some time to give his thoughts on FaZe's excellent season, the victory at IEM Cologne, beating Natus Vincere in a match between the two best teams in the world, and the team's hunger to win the Intel Grand Slam in the coming season.

First IEM Cologne win for you, another big milestone in your career. What is it like to finally get it?

If somebody would have told me eight years ago, when it was Cologne and Katowice, that I wouldn't win one for eight or nine years, but would win IEM Cologne, IEM Katowice and a Major in the same year in 2022, I would laugh. So yeah, amazing performance, amazing team, amazing support in the arena, and what a final! I think it's the first time a best-of-five final finally showcases what it can do with two of the greatest teams.

What a series it was, going the length on almost every map. You had a couple of good T sides that got you through, particularly that last one on Nuke. What was that got you across the line?

We knew that Nuke could be tough on the CT side, NAVI has been famous for the past three years for having a fantastic Nuke. We lost only one Nuke with the full lineup, I think we lost one to MOUZ with jks, but with the full lineup we just lost to ENCE in Dallas. Coming into Nuke I had so much trust in the T and CT side, and obviously winning the pistol set us up good.

We maybe had a couple of missed calls here and there, but we figured out what we needed to do in the 13-14 round. Then Russel [Twistzz] wanted to repeat the call again and we did it a bit different, he just jumped on Main and got the entry. That's the showcase of how great this team is, when we're in this type of moment. Everyone can chip in with small ideas and we do it all together, and with Twistzz's aim when he wants to do something you just let him go.

Talking about showcasing the full potential of this FaZe, you were coming from a little bit of a drop in form. You won IEM Katowice, ESL Pro League, the Major, but then it seemed like the season was getting a bit long. How did you find that last bit in the fuel tank to win it here?

In Dallas we said what was wrong, at BLAST we really wanted to win, we didn't have the best preparation but we felt like we could play at 90%. But NAVI smashed us, right? We had no chance. Coming to this event we had two or three weeks of practice with some online tournament games to improve our map pool and I think we showcased that today.

We managed to play our worst maps really well against NAVI. What a team performance, I think everybody just gave everything they had during the last four days here heading into the playoffs, just playing, playing, playing. Hopefully people will have a great vacation now.

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karrigan: "I don't think the old team would have survived some of the rounds we threw at the Major"

You had said that winning or at least making the final here in Cologne was very important to close out the season. What is it like going into the break with this win?

It hasn't even gone through my head what we've done this season. We won four of the biggest trophies there is, ESL Pro League with all of the best teams in the world, IEM Katowice, IEM Cologne and the Major. It's not really realistic, I'll have a drink tonight and start thinking about how insane everything is. The main goal for next season is the Intel Grand Slam. When and how we win it doesn't even matter, hopefully we'll have a slow start to the season, it'll be intense but we'll do our best to keep up the same performances.

Talking about the Intel Grand Slam, you now have three victories and six opportunities to get that final trophy you need to win it. How important would it be for you to get that Grand Slam?

That would be huge, right? We were close once with FaZe, but we had a lot of stand-in issues left and right with Olof [olofmeister]. We did our best, but now we're in the driving seat to do it and if we can perform the way we did this season then obviously we're going to win the Grand Slam. How the season starts doesn't matter, we have to get that Grand Slam and the pressure will be on us to do it, but I think we showed this whole season in the highest pressure moments that we can perform at a high level.

Before the final you said that whoever wins here is the best team in the world. After such a series, do you feel like you're the number one, the team to beat going into the coming season?

Yeah, of course. We're the best team in the world when you look at the results of this season, four trophies to us, one to Cloud9, one to NAVI. There's no discussion that we're the best team in the world and I'm super happy to see NAVI perform at this level so far with sdy. They're definitely coming back next season to try and grab that first place.

Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2031
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Faze up
2022-07-18 00:49
31 replies
#92
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Canada kse1
Yea faze won but I think there can be a lot of discussion on the matter as a matter of fact, unlike what karrigan said. Faze won in a 3-2 win 16-14 last map after a 12-14 force buy that went right and took off from there, I wasn't cheering for any of them but in a such a close affair feels weird to make such a statement.
2022-07-18 02:19
29 replies
When you really think about it, it was 4-1 in maps. Faze just threw few rounds to not completely destroy Navi's spirit
2022-07-18 03:03
1 reply
You can't change the score like that it was 3-2 get over it I feel like navi with more time with sdy will win a lot
2022-07-21 20:15
Fazr were by far the better team on ancient. Navi got some fluke rounds by smoke spams, smoke defused, blind entry kills by simple AND both pistols. However, I'm pretty sure faze will get smashed by navi next season as sdy and elec will be more comfortable
2022-07-18 07:52
7 replies
Bro, It would have been 3-0 to Navi if Faze weren't so lucky in Inferno. I have never seen so many smoke kills. Literally every round they got a kill randomly through smoke. They also got few multikills due to Navi's players lining up, which also isn't skill, but rather luck. And Broky timing push through mid and getting 4 man line up to banana.
2022-07-20 12:33
6 replies
You realize that they would played totally different maps if it would been bo3, so your comment is pointless and I can argue that NaVi was way more lucky in the series. faze did a lot of communications mistakes, overpeeked alone way too often and had bad teamplay and timings just as something might look luck to you, doesn't mean its luck, faze just got so much skill it make other lower teams look bad like navi, faze rawskill level is higher than any team in history of cs ever had faze is having era, because they are the best, 4 big titles, 2nd best navi got just one (and that in event where pre-event faze couldn't barely train and some players were sick)
2022-07-20 18:25
5 replies
Cool bait. And I never said anything about bo3 either.
2022-07-21 17:22
4 replies
You did say they got lucky smokespams almost every round, which is not true. In reality they only got about two that had any real impact on the rounds and they were both extremely common lineups.
2022-07-21 18:09
3 replies
Pretty much every smoke kill has impact, and they got like 3 or 4 lineups where they got like 3-4 kills. On their ct side it felt like they got a smoke kill almost every round.
2022-07-21 18:13
2 replies
The only round that has a really brutal timing is the broky one. When karrigan lines them up it's just bad peeks and trading from NaVi plus a great flash, can't really be mad about that. 1 smoke kill has very little impact if NaVi gets a clean entry and wins a 4v4 afterplant. Only two of them mattered, and like I said, they were common lineups and came on the back of risky plays from NaVi.
2022-07-21 18:22
You should listen Respeckpls, he understand this matter much better than you. FaZe literally throw a lot of rounds by overpeeking alone instead of using teamplay their advantages etc. FaZe won because they got more individual skills and firepower, NaVi surely had better tactics and teamplay, but FaZe just got too much firepower when FaZe is playing on their normal level or even at 80% of their normal level they beat NaVi Thats why FaZe is clear number one this year Nobody else in history of CSGO ever won the FOUR BIGs in same year: Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Katowice, ESL Pro League Season 15, PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and Intel Extreme Masters XVII - Cologne.
2022-07-23 19:53
delusional. obv karrigan is taking the rest of the year into consideration as well. as would every sane person do. stop being a mindless hater. theres enough already out there of those. faze won the majority this year, end of story. if some sprinter comes in first 0.0004 sec before the second, hes still the winner and people arent like: "yeah, they should maybe have won by a bigger margin to call this a top performance"
2022-07-18 10:16
8 replies
#235
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Canada kse1
I believe you misinterpreted what I said, Ill rephrase it. I think "theres no discussion that we're the best team in the world" was a overstatement as if any detail would`ve gone different the outcome wouldn't have been the same now if faze won 3-0- 3-1 then yes id agree with what he said. as i stated in my comment, i wasnt cheering for any of them, so im not hating, just presenting facts
2022-07-18 11:34
7 replies
oh wow, so if some things had gone down differently the outcome would be different... sry, but are you serious? and if you use this logic, why not in both directions? could also say: some rounds could have easily went faze's favour. and i understood you perfectly correct, thats why i added the example of the sprinter. im done here. not having the time or energy to further explain why your "facts" are just possiblities in fact.
2022-07-18 11:38
5 replies
#250
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Canada kse1
buddy why are you so defensive, i made my argument pretty clear i dont think i can make myself more clear than i did. are you reading what im saying? cause this conversation doesnt add up at all IN MY VIEW, IN MY OPINION, a victory in such a close affair doesnt really earn you the title of UNDISPUTED BEST OF THE WORLD. DID THEY WIN? YES! Are they the best team as of right now? YES! Is it UNCHALLENGEABLE? IN MY OPINION NO. So, IN MY VIEW, it was a OVERSTATEMENT.
2022-07-18 12:08
4 replies
karrigan gets asked whos the best team in the world and since its end of the season he can say that undisputedly faze is. but okay, if you got some weird rules carved out for yourself in dertermining who is the best team in the world, then we dont need to discuss obv. have a nice day anyway. this got more heated (from my side) then necessary.
2022-07-18 12:51
Bro im so confused with you statement, didnt faze win, so they have to be the best as they won??? If they werent the best they wouldent have won, its not FAZE's fault NAVI couldent win against force buys. Faze lost plenty of force buys aswell. You can make all the replies you want but the facts are that faze won the tournament.
2022-07-18 17:55
2 replies
#311
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Canada kse1
you're confused cause you can't interpret what i said. i've never put in question here the fact that faze won, all i talked about was karrigans statement.
2022-07-18 23:53
1 reply
everyone agreed that this tournament would decide who is best: faze, navi, analysts, etc. it doesn't matter how close games are, only results matter thats how the sport/eSport world works FaZe is the best and they have era, liked you it or not
2022-07-20 18:34
whats bigger picture: Nobody else in history of CSGO ever won the FOUR BIGs in same year: Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Katowice, ESL Pro League Season 15, PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and Intel Extreme Masters XVII - Cologne. Second best NaVi just won one event this year and did bad otherwise Results wise its clear FaZe is the best this year and thus karrigan is absolute right
2022-07-24 13:15
100% right here. Props to Faze for pulling through, but you got to admit that the affair was extremely close, and it was on the back of Twistzz's heroics that led them to the victory. Which is why this statement from Karrigan does not make sense.
2022-07-18 12:25
7 replies
#271
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Iceland suriel666
yeah they're absolutely not the "undisputed" best team in the world. Barely won Kato vs a completely new G2, lucked out EPL and also lucked out in Major. Now group of bot teams in Cologne and lucked out so often in the finals, it's unbelievable, but still trying to state it as if they're untouchable. Even if perfecto just didn't disappear on Mirage, it would be 3-1 NaVi - with a complete new system, new IGL and a stand-in
2022-07-18 13:49
4 replies
They lucked out in the major? I must have not paid enough attention because it definitely looked like they just outplayed Navi. I think Faze is a good team, but Karrigan's ego is a little too inflated right now for sure.
2022-07-18 16:45
Look at stats for each map and you will see Faze have been better team on every single map besides Overpass, by this logic alone Faze should have won 3:1 and Navi were lucky enough to even get to the 5th map. Same with the player stats where 4/5 Faze players were over 1.00 rating and with possitive K/D while 3/5 Navi players ended up in red numbers with negative K/D. Not to mention Faze’s worst player karrigan performed not ideal, but still had basically same impact as Navi’s 3rd best player (0.93 vs 0.92) in this bo5. FAZE WAS BETTER TEAM AND GOT THEIR DESERVED VICTORY, numbers say it all. If Navi would edge Nuke 16:14 it would actually be other way around and worse performing team would get the throphy by edging maps by 1-2 rounds thanks to “lucky error rounds” every team throws away like dumb antiecos, 5v3, 2v1 etc. So chill UA fanguy trophy is in right hands.
2022-07-18 18:28
Kekw so butthurt omg Xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxax I would always love to see some butthurt Faze come hear and cry... Its satisfying af
2022-07-19 07:36
if ropz wouldn't disappear, it would been 3-0 for faze if other teams would won key rounds and won the games astralis, fnatic, nip never had eras. we can make all excuses in the world, but it won't change the fact that FaZe is the best and they have era and they probably are GOAT also because they achieved all this during highest general top skill level era
2022-07-20 18:51
#300
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France NMLVirush
yes the match result was close, but when you look at the individual stats of the players during that game, faze clearly dominated navi
2022-07-18 18:29
1 reply
I can agree on that part. Regardless, my point stands that the match was indeed very close, and that statement (that Karrigan made) cannot be justified. There is no doubt in my mind that Faze played better than Navi (why is why they won), but it was extremely close.
2022-07-19 13:09
#307
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Latvia Aint112
+++ Too loud statement for so close game
2022-07-18 21:40
copium
2022-07-19 03:55
Rip
2022-07-18 17:15
Undisputed
2022-07-18 00:49
8 replies
barely won
2022-07-18 00:50
7 replies
Cry is free
2022-07-18 00:57
2 replies
Flair checks out+ cry is free
2022-07-18 13:04
1 reply
Flag+flair+name checks out Go cry more and put some water beneath that firey butt xaxaxaxaxaxaxaaxa
2022-07-19 07:37
#75
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Portugal OwnedBro
Flag checks out
2022-07-18 02:02
3 replies
#158
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Netherlands SpiceNut
He's not wrong though, it's not a convincing win..
2022-07-18 07:09
2 replies
2022-07-18 10:17
#281
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Portugal OwnedBro
Flair checks out
2022-07-18 14:51
Truths
2022-07-18 00:50
#6
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Russia lpz126
Truths
2022-07-18 00:50
Awesome final, love bo5s! well deserved faze and goat IGL karrigan!!!!
2022-07-18 00:50
#10
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Turkey Kuvars
Speaks like he won 3-0 and last match was not 16-14
2022-07-18 00:50
14 replies
#21
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China psyQzz
Sounds like Navi won. Dont be so jealous. Lmao
2022-07-18 00:53
Cry in team chat pls
2022-07-18 00:57
I mean, they won 3 tournaments and they have prevailed against NAVI so just let him enjoy the moment.
2022-07-18 01:03
1 reply
#348
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England Triturn
4
2022-07-22 13:37
#76
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Portugal OwnedBro
Cry is free
2022-07-18 02:02
#93
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Romania faithON
cry cats
2022-07-18 02:22
#116
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United States EntryLurk
Right, faze got really lucky
2022-07-18 03:19
6 replies
yeah imagine being so lucky that you make history that even prime astralis couldn't do - win Katowice, the major and Cologne in the same year. Imagine if they get extra LUCKY and win grand slam aswell
2022-07-18 09:10
5 replies
And then they win the next major, luckiest team in the world
2022-07-18 10:08
#287
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Turkey Kuvars
Funny how you can compare them with prime astralis
2022-07-18 15:07
1 reply
is your brain overheated
2022-07-18 16:55
Prime astralis> faze rn
2022-07-21 20:17
1 reply
Yeah I didn't said that they are better than Astralis were.
2022-07-21 20:38
#309
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Finland 5way
you sound like a navi fan
2022-07-18 23:20
FAZEUP
2022-07-18 00:51
#13
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Finland AliSabid
Agreed! Deserved win, hopefully we will see more of these!
2022-07-18 00:51
GOAT IGL
2022-07-18 00:51
How I wish karrigan was m0NESY's IGL :( . Imagine what a monster he would be. Unfortunately he had a Finn bot.
2022-07-18 00:51
12 replies
What do you mean!! Aleksib>karrigan
2022-07-18 01:14
7 replies
0/8.
2022-07-18 01:18
Only in paycheck stealing
2022-07-18 01:20
#77
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Portugal OwnedBro
Flair checks out, but comment doesnt
2022-07-18 02:02
in stealing paycheck
2022-07-18 04:08
0/0 bait. And I say it as someone who likes alexi.
2022-07-18 07:43
Alexi in his own way a good igl but he has to manage 3 stars in his team and find a formula btw am sure karrigan would make better use monesy since things work differently in his team
2022-07-18 08:08
#310
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Finland 5way
Aleksib > Karrigan in getting kicked by niko only after 6 months, has to be a record time right?
2022-07-18 23:22
#60
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United States leeneptune
that is not the problem with g2, m0nesy lacks experience but hes getting it rn
2022-07-18 01:20
Yeah, but why would he ever downgrade to such a level
2022-07-18 01:57
+1 Karrigan is unarguably greatest IGL when it comes to developing talents As a player I doubt but maybe as a coach they will be in same team one day
2022-07-18 10:50
not aleksib fault when g2 strats are "niko go kill"
2022-07-18 15:15
Karrigan really could have said: "/closed"
2022-07-18 00:52
1 reply
Hahaha
2022-07-25 21:29
#23
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Ukraine Taira
i mean look at the score. id say it was super close.
2022-07-18 00:54
11 replies
Well, NAVI will have to win Rio Major at least to potentially get back to TOP1, but this half of the season FaZe were the best. 3 Tier-S tournaments in a row including Major and IEM Cologne to shut up haters and doubters and finish like gods.
2022-07-18 01:00
10 replies
Not in a row though, dallas lisbon (and maybe roobet maybe not) still there
2022-07-18 06:27
8 replies
Both Dallas & Lisbon are nowhere near as prestigious as. Kato, EPL, Major & Cologne. They literally won everything that matters so far.
2022-07-18 09:02
7 replies
If they won Dallas they would have the grand slam right?
2022-07-18 10:10
2 replies
Yea, but they will get it anyways.
2022-07-18 10:24
1 reply
I hope, it would be one of the best years for a cs team in history
2022-07-18 14:45
"Everything that matters" So 2 tier s tournaments don't matter Such a stupid excuse Ok they won the most prestigious events but don't act like blast and dallas doesn't matter They are important tournaments too
2022-07-18 11:03
3 replies
Isn’t it obvious that different levels of preparation will go into different tournaments for different teams? It’s clear that Faze picked their priorities and most (not all) of it paid off.
2022-07-18 11:30
Blast is useless for FaZe as they are already qualified for World Finals. Dallas is theoretically on the same level as Kato & Cologne, but doesn’t have the tradition that the others have. (+NaVi wasn’t there) Imo Major > Kato/Cologne> EPL/Blast Finals > any other ESL/BLAST big event
2022-07-18 13:49
1 reply
Dallas isn't theoretically on the same level as Kato & Cologne. the prize pool is literally 1/4th and it isn't held every year
2022-08-05 18:41
well said 👏
2022-07-25 21:30
True
2022-07-18 00:56
#32
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United States Illusi0n1g
Hahhahahahahaha
2022-07-18 00:57
idk about the title tho this game was super close but navi&faze are the best teams in the world no doubt
2022-07-18 00:58
2 replies
You don’t know? The score is 2-3 in case you missed it, there’s only one winner.
2022-07-18 01:01
1 reply
+1
2022-07-25 21:30
#34
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United States zovint
Congratulations to Faze Clan. A hard fought final. Well done Twistzz.
2022-07-18 00:58
1 reply
agreed
2022-07-25 21:31
2022-07-18 00:58
1 reply
Our boys Perfecto and B1ad3 got too cocky and were punished :DD
2022-07-18 01:11
#43
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Chile 1cristiaan
ayo?
2022-07-18 01:05
#45
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Australia poppyxox
kind of a cringe thing to say
2022-07-18 01:07
8 replies
It's the truth.
2022-07-18 03:17
Yes man, very cringe to say the obvious truth, when he is being asked a direct question.
2022-07-18 03:51
Perfecto made the rules here though hltv.org/news/34260/perfecto-this-tourna..
2022-07-18 05:17
1 reply
#224
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Australia poppyxox
hes cringe as well
2022-07-18 10:51
ngl ive always found karrigan cringe af. can only stomach him now because id prefer him to win than simple.
2022-07-18 18:35
3 replies
#321
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Australia poppyxox
i liked him in mousesports its not just necessarily karrigan though, the statement is just dumb coming from anyone csgo is so voltile, the ‘number #1’ team recently just lost to big in a final lmao like its irrelevant what you say or are ranked as you could easily lose tomorrow or the next day
2022-07-19 13:14
2 replies
i think there's a case for what he's saying, but like in any sport things could change the next day as you say. doesn't matter how close the final was, it was about who won. the indisputable truth though is they needed an aussie on their team to kick off this run =)
2022-07-19 19:14
1 reply
#328
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Australia poppyxox
ehhhhhh nah id say csgo is more volatile than other sports considering csgo is soooo much just about aim and pure confidence whereas in other sports you actually can get by with simply a lot of skill in csgo, most people have this so called 'skill' faceit level 10 can aim pretty good just like pros who earn millions can aim good, there realistically isnt much between them if you think about it hell even ive hit good shots before against good players, ive played against jks in retake servers before and done decently, like when it comes to the basics of the game unlike other sports there isnt a masssive gap between the 'best' and people who play as a hobby but yes hopefully jks can get signed but living in europe sounds like a bitch ngl, not sure how he feels but he mustve been in australia recently for him to be playing retakes
2022-07-19 19:19
Karrigan bad
2022-07-18 01:08
3 replies
#141
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Sweden IronWar
flag checks out
2022-07-18 05:28
2 replies
really?
2022-07-27 00:23
1 reply
#368
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Sweden IronWar
yes
2022-07-27 03:06
#50
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Canada fenix_wang
WanJiQi is goat! Twistzz got robbed.
2022-07-18 01:11
1 reply
defo
2022-07-25 21:32
Would be fun to know what choko is thinking atm. Karrigan was not good enough for him.
2022-07-18 01:12
12 replies
Karigan as 4 top 20 players , most top teams one or 2
2022-07-18 01:17
11 replies
I think karrigans IGLing still matters in this case. Like G2 that has 3 top 20 big event players this year and cant win shit under aleksib.
2022-07-18 02:24
2 replies
#136
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Finland Khroni
Only NiKo and huNter are top20 players m0nesy is putting up 1.10 which is bad for a star AWPer
2022-07-18 05:04
g2 as 2 top 20 and monesy is far to be ready for tier 1 but yes kargian igl still mater, but there is no magic, he has the best players to work with except broky maybe, he is still good but not a s1mple or zywoo
2022-07-18 11:10
Broky had a lot of haters who were saying he is passive,low impact awper and ...... People were saying rain is washed.the fun part is that right now he has the highest rating:) Twistzz went from a role player under elige and naf’s shadow to becoming the GOAT of NA Everybody were saying ropz is a passive lurker but now people using his name in the “best lurker” arguments Karrigan didn’t get 4 top 20 players,he made them top20 player
2022-07-18 08:25
7 replies
Finally, someone with brain! Thank you Totally agree
2022-07-18 09:43
I'm pretty sure all of them were top 20 at some point in their career. Your makes me cringe because it sounds like he somehow got the garbage rookies and turned them into diamonds. (which he did in moussports).
2022-07-18 09:44
1 reply
At some point astralis was the Best team in the world At some point fnatic was a top team At some point jw and flusha were top10 player in the world But whats the point?
2022-07-18 11:44
stop dreaming i don t know in what world you live, it s not karigan who made them , it s training and their own talent, they were all top players before karigan and top 20 in their old teams except maybe broky ut broky is in the top 20 just cause faze get trophees.. give him a bad team like s1mple in the past or zywoo and he is no where neer top 20 , thats reality my friend
2022-07-18 11:16
3 replies
Its actually both Definitely without their hardwork they Couldn't be there but at the same time no matter how much they wouldve tried they Couldn't be as successful as they are right now This is a power of leadership
2022-07-18 11:47
2 replies
but they are not better than in their old teams individually, now they are sucessful cause they have better team mates so they can win trophee, but yes also karigan is good offcourse so agree with you with leadership
2022-07-18 12:17
1 reply
Broky2022>>>>>old broky Rain=As good as prime rain Mouz ropz>FaZe Ropz (but still so soon to decide anyway both are really good) FaZe Twistzz>Liquid Twistzz (He is so massive for FaZe cant even explain,maybe stat wise liquid was better but in general definitely FaZe)
2022-07-18 13:15
#55
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United States RyoGTO
Thank you karrigan the GOAT IGL (and FaZe Clan) for the incredible Grand Finals and season! I predicted FaZe would become #1 when the roster changes were made over a year ago to add karrigan and Twistzz (despite so many doubters I saw the potential). Once ropz joined toward the end of 2021 my dreams came true! CONGRATS FAZE CLAN Let's take Stockholm and GET THAT GRAND SLAM !
2022-07-18 01:22
3 replies
Stockholm? Wat
2022-07-18 02:25
1 reply
lets go back in time yaaa
2022-07-18 04:44
Yes my friend!
2022-07-25 21:32
Goatrrigan
2022-07-18 01:21
3 replies
These twitch chat made up names make no sense. Makes me lose brain cells. Kids so weird nowadays.. Jesus.
2022-07-18 02:03
2 replies
You must be such a cool and happy person to care about something like that. Lmao
2022-07-18 02:08
#258
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Germany tilted_up
Never read Twitch chat bro. It only makes your brain numb, it makes literally zero sense at all.
2022-07-18 12:31
#64
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Germany ctmone
Faze scam
2022-07-18 01:21
I can conclude that twistzz is top 5 rifler this year!
2022-07-18 01:48
2 replies
Agreed
2022-07-18 10:11
Yessir
2022-07-25 21:33
I don’t think “no question” because NaVi is obviously very close but yes FaZe win deserved and will be #1 for this year and right now 100%, good job karrigan and Twistzz was insane this final
2022-07-18 01:55
Wtf dude is talking like it was 3-0 all maps 16-5.
2022-07-18 02:00
4 replies
in major and epl it was 2-0 for faze ^^
2022-07-18 05:50
3 replies
You mean when Boombla was having problems and the Ucraine war was just getting started?
2022-07-19 01:34
2 replies
average cringe navi fan
2022-07-19 03:01
1 reply
Average 9 year old that says cringe all the time War is no joke man…
2022-07-26 13:16
time for s1mple to take his break and make way for a more hungry ua awper Woro2k doesn't lose those ones
2022-07-18 02:09
3 replies
woro2k doesn't play tier1
2022-07-18 07:19
1 reply
hltv.org/stats/players/16885/woro2k?matc.. 1.31 at lan, just 0.01 behind s1mple and this is with bad team mates, he has to hard carry imagine putting him on a good team hltv.org/matches/2351841/og-vs-mad-lions.. hltv.org/matches/2351812/ence-vs-mad-lio..
2022-07-18 07:27
Lol true
2022-07-25 21:34
#87
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Italy Rynam
funny
2022-07-18 02:14
#89
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Poland DzikiMiki
good job karrigan, this season is quite cool for you guys
2022-07-18 02:16
one of the best igls goat
2022-07-18 02:35
Yeah s1mple didn't have the stats or the big W to deserve to be MVP I'm thinking that it should have gone to either ZywOo, broky or Twistzz IMO.
2022-07-18 03:09
2 replies
#325
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Austria HomoTopf
In what world did zywho deserve the MVP? I guess only in your dream world
2022-07-19 18:33
Man said zywoo
2022-07-25 21:34
Delusional.
2022-07-18 03:05
Legendary IGL bringing a team of stars to the top!
2022-07-18 03:14
#112
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Chile baruj
until Putin decides to continue invading Europe, gg for the Baltic players.
2022-07-18 03:14
2 replies
putin chokes on nuke? a think it was navi and s0mple
2022-07-18 05:49
1 reply
#148
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Chile baruj
cmon!
2022-07-18 05:54
#118
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Indonesia nouser
Best beatable team in the world
2022-07-18 03:22
1 reply
Lmao, on point bruh
2022-07-18 06:28
i agree (there's no discussion)
2022-07-18 03:46
Another 1 week era probably, but ok.
2022-07-18 04:28
1 reply
best than entire cis
2022-07-18 05:48
Karrigan is such a respectable person, he has shown us his humbleness from the get go, he could have said that faze was the best team even if they lost, because pretty much they have still won the most important tournaments of the season, however even so... he was very respectful towards NaVi and that is the actual bahaviour of a great leader and professional player, he has earned my respect and solidified himself as one of the greatest IGL's of all time!
2022-07-18 04:44
arrogant
2022-07-18 05:10
This final proved why bo5's are a good thing.
2022-07-18 05:40
goat igl
2022-07-18 05:48
gz
2022-07-18 06:31
Wins the 5th map 16-14 after some lucky twistzz clutches - "No discussion we are the best team in the world"
2022-07-18 06:36
high on copium or something?
2022-07-18 07:13
1 reply
bro, you're outdated..
2022-07-18 17:47
XD
2022-07-18 07:21
#167
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Poland lustro
haha yes for sure u bottigan. 0,7 kd master
2022-07-18 07:52
it was close match (probably the best bo5) against a new navi with new igl. I think navi will be good in some time and rio major will decide who is the real best team
2022-07-18 08:22
Umm lets talk about it
2022-07-18 08:46
#184
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Ukraine Yuras
Navi revenge after a break
2022-07-18 08:57
5 replies
Nope
2022-07-18 09:50
4 replies
#206
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Ukraine Yuras
yes B1ad3 will prepare Elec as good igl and sdy will feel more confident on his new roles
2022-07-18 10:03
3 replies
alright, You convinced me :)))
2022-07-18 21:49
1 reply
#319
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Ukraine Yuras
thanks for understanding:)
2022-07-19 09:50
I’m so excited to watch this second half, hope Navi dominates, it’s possible
2022-07-26 13:20
Though to confirm that you gotta stay competitive and win more tournaments, stay on form and make sure you beat all other teams at least for a while you could do it, but it ain't going to be easy
2022-07-18 08:58
Karrigan is so cringe and delusional
2022-07-18 09:03
3 replies
Ratio
2022-07-18 09:25
2 replies
let him be delusional... he called Karrigan destroyer of the teams yet here we are with FaZe TOP 1 and 4 BIG trophies :D
2022-07-18 09:44
1 reply
#374
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Europe b1aNK_
haha i also sas his reply he must be feelin so fked up XD
2022-08-05 18:08
EZ
2022-07-18 09:04
The goat has spoken
2022-07-18 09:25
There is no discussion. Faze is #1 Disband navi, you will never be the best team!
2022-07-18 09:43
After reading the comments I feel like nobody has read the whole article
2022-07-18 09:47
4 replies
90% of people dont read the whole article but only the title
2022-07-18 09:59
1 reply
#210
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Sweden multib
+1, read it - great article
2022-07-18 10:10
because I'm not a nerd
2022-07-18 10:16
#324
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Austria HomoTopf
Blame the author, the title is designed to click bait people and it did....most people just go to comments after being click baited. So if you don't like it, stop reading on hltv
2022-07-19 18:28
Obviously s1mple is incredible at CS:GO, but it's getting tiresome when the casters rub themselves off on every kill
2022-07-18 09:58
1 reply
agree, when someone gets epic ace: wow, nice when s1mple get 2 awp frags: OMG S1MPLE WHAT A GOD
2022-07-18 10:57
#209
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Sweden multib
Great interview HLTV! Good questions and great answers from Karrigan. The title of the article make him sound quite arrogant, from the interview he is balanced and humble when he speaks.
2022-07-18 10:10
Gj
2022-07-18 10:11
fluke
2022-07-18 10:15
One should not simply forget that rain proved again he's one of the best players Stay mad, haters
2022-07-18 10:33
Will faze be #1 now? Or what? Where can i see the point system they give out to teams after tourney?
2022-07-18 10:46
"THERE'S NO DISCUSSION" haha nt
2022-07-18 10:51
1 reply
the most delusional name checks out
2022-07-18 12:02
You barely beat a team 3-2 with a stand-in. No, just no.
2022-07-18 11:29
2 replies
is someone better out there? no. easy as that
2022-07-18 12:02
1 reply
Yes a lot of players are better than sdy
2022-07-18 13:00
gg
2022-07-18 12:01
discussion? of course, there is none to be had. bots got lucky. but as far as doubt goes...yeah, a lot of doubt to bring to the table and discuss.
2022-07-18 12:37
#273
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Iceland suriel666
LOL baaaarely wins the match with 2 rounds difference, lucking out the Major and baaarely winning vs a completely new G2 @Katowice .. - Karrigan: "THERE'S NO DISCUSSION THAT WE'RE THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD" lmao
2022-07-18 13:51
3 replies
Winning's winning. Why couldn't Navi close the map then? It's the difference between winners and losers.
2022-07-18 14:08
77 rounds vs 71 overall. FaZe won on Mirage 16-9 whereas NaVi almost lost Ancient after having a 15-4 lead !!! FaZe was more consistent overall
2022-07-18 16:57
1 reply
Faze were better but everyone dominates Ancient on CT side and Navi still won the map.
2022-07-18 18:55
It's actually incredible that they won all 4 most important events since the beginning of the year, great season for FaZe, really happy for them, hope they can keep it up. The fight win Na'Vi for no.1 in the next season will be insane, this match was so close, Na'Vi could've won it, but in the end FaZe was better, it will be a great rivalry in the next season, can't wait to see it!
2022-07-18 14:58
Karrigan confidetly stated for the first time after 4 biggest tournaments won that he has the best team and prointeligent hltv users are trying to deny it :D
2022-07-18 14:59
Take it easy, karrigan.. it does not suit you well, to highlight yourself and your crew as the best in the world. Always let others do that
2022-07-18 15:09
ez the best
2022-07-18 18:33
I saw many karrigan haters and they said it is all about Twistzz. However, if you look through all 5 maps, some miracles just came with the decisions made by the IGL. This grand final showed the gap of experience between 2 IGLs. electronic is too young as a top IGL compared to karrigan. NAVI always looked so passive in T side...
2022-07-18 18:48
Greatest of all time IGL KARRIGAN
2022-07-19 08:22
I'm happy for Twistzz, ropz, broky and rain. I would be happy for FaZe as a whole but Karrigan attitude gets on my nerves. Him making stupid faces to the camera after round wins is grotesque. It's much more admirable to be humble even in victory. It's kind of funny how he is so arrogant while bottom fragging and being carried by his teammates his whole life.
2022-07-19 08:43
1 reply
Yea. It’s annoying the way he acts when he’s being carried.
2022-07-21 06:03
Well he’s delusional of course, a clown. He nearly lost against a new team and despite his toxic efforts, next time he will lose. No discussion? Lol, my ass wannabe. Glaive also way better igl, he will never reach his level.
2022-07-19 14:29
#323
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Austria HomoTopf
Lol what an idiot, i always thought he was the smart kind... I have at least 5 good reasons why there is a discussion. But enjoy the time on top karri, it won't last long
2022-07-19 18:22
Don't get me wrong. The team is top 5. But before IEM Cologne, they were underperforming. They played fantastically well, which is clear evidence with them winning. But they weren't the best in the world between the big senior tournaments. Still love em tho
2022-07-19 20:33
1 reply
by that your logic there never been best team in csgo history they got 5th place in two tournaments because they were sick and couldn't train for tournaments they told that in interviews fact is that faze have been by far the best team this year and nothing will change that, they won FOUR BIGgest in this year, something no one else ever achieved, its faze era and their year
2022-07-20 00:05
/discuss
2022-07-20 12:51
#336
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Iceland vetoska
nwolc taf <
2022-07-20 22:30
Must be hard to be carried.
2022-07-21 06:02
3 replies
Haha mad, karrigan just keeps getting Ws
2022-07-21 17:30
1 reply
Not mad at all. Just stating facts.
2022-07-23 07:43
doubt, must be really ez
2022-07-25 21:38
edit for Karrigan :- "Discussion will always be there but at this moment a lot of those discussion will be in favour of FaZe"
2022-07-21 18:13
He is the GOAT IGL!! Faze Up ftw ;)
2022-07-22 14:24
Reading this I agree with Karrigan that Faze and their team executes are way stronger than any other team in the last year or so. Faze are way more organized in trades and reads than any other team hands down right now. I am not saying aim wise they are better one by one. One can see how strong they are in game, and outside of game together as friends. Thus enhancing their gameplay. Faze deserved this win and until other teams can start to organize like Faze they will most likely continue to hold top spots. Faze trained for #1 spot and they are #1 right now. Good job and continue the great work Faze!
2022-07-22 19:00
Tyloo gaming >>>>>
2022-07-27 14:27
3 replies
Faze academy >>
2022-07-27 14:28
2 replies
zzzzzzzzzzz
2022-07-27 14:55
1 reply
Bed time
2022-07-27 14:55
There is no discussion Faze is the best team in the world. Even Karrigan "The god" Finn "The batman" Andersen states those facts. When the most humble human in the history of our universe and every alien civilization explains that for a fact there is nothing hltv haters can say to dispute the god.
2022-07-28 23:09
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