OG send FaZe to Last Chance Stage in Copenhagen

FaZe will fight for their spot at the BLAST Premier Fall Final on Sunday.

OG emerged victorious over FaZe, 2-1 in their BLAST Premier Fall Groups knockout stage match. The Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković-led squad pulled off the comeback on Ancient and took the first map 16-10, dropped their opponents' map pick 9-16, before ultimately clinching the series 16-11 on Inferno. OG will face off against Astralis on Saturday for a spot at the BLAST Fall Final.

In the deciding map, Inferno, Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan delivered a series-winning performance for his team. The 19-year-old provided crucial firepower on both sides and came home with 24 kills and a 1.43 rating.

Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants and Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken were FaZe's most impactful players throughout the whole series, with the pair dropping 1.23 ratings across all three maps. FaZe's defeat to OG means they must win a best-of-three in the Last Chance Stage to directly qualify for the BLAST Fall Final in November.

OG will battle Astralis for a place in the Fall Final

OG scored the first two rounds to open Ancient, but a 1vs2 clutch from broky in the third gave FaZe the eco-round win and helped them level the game in the fourth, 2-2. Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's squad kept going and built up a 7-2 lead over OG, whose slow-paced offense struggled to keep FaZe's defense at bay. nexa's side found their footing behind more organized utility usage and solid fragging across the board late in the half. This gave OG firm control of the last six rounds, which nexa's men translated into a narrow 8-7 lead by halftime.

Coming out of the break, OG rode the momentum from the first half and established a 12-7 lead thanks to impactful kills from Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov and Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar. FaZe finally broke their opponents' winning streak and reduced their deficit to 10-12 after a three-round spree, in which Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard even dropped an ace in the 21st round. Despite FaZe's best efforts, their opponents' early round presence constantly proved to be a thorn in the side of karrigan's crew as OG emerged victorious on Ancient, 16-10.

FaZe's dynamic playstyle constantly kept OG guessing early on Mirage, as the karrigan-led side established superior map control and outgunned their opponents to go up 8-1. Facing yet another massive deficit, OG were able to string together four of the last six rounds of the half and lessened FaZe's advantage to five ahead of the switch. NEOFRAG was unable to bring his defensive prowess from the first game over to Mirage, as the Czech rifler only attained a 0.55 rating at the end of the first.

flameZ had a fantastic game on Inferno and attained a 1.43 rating

Just like in the first half, FaZe won the pistol but were immediately set back on team economy by OG's success in the following round. nexa's crew took advantage of their opponents' inferior weapons and scored four straight, which reduced their deficit to 9-11. On the brink of another comeback, FaZe wasted no time in shutting down OG's advances into site and wrapped up Mirage 16-9 to force a decider on Inferno. Both Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool and Twistzz stepped up huge as the defenders and drove their team to victory behind 14 and 10 CT side kills, respectively.

Both teams found themselves level after eight rounds, with neither FaZe nor OG able to create a significant lead early. nexa and company started to pick up steam through their well-coordinated pushes into site, which helped them score three of the next four to amass an 8-5 lead. FaZe didn't back down in the final rounds of the first period and shut down OG's B site pushes to enter the break trailing by just one.

Back-to-back triple-kills from flameZ and nexa opened the second half as OG extended their lead to 10-7. FaZe quickly negated their opponents' progress and brought the score back to within one, but were unable to get past flameZ's A site hold as OG recovered their advantage and held a 13-9 lead. FaZe showed a few signs of life in the dying embers of the match but in the end it wasn't enough to overcome OG who took home Inferno, 16-11, and the series 2-1.

Matchpage
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2
26th August 2022
Europe
10
Ancient
16
16
Mirage
9
11
Inferno
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 51 +12 81.6 1.23
65 - 51 +14 85.9 1.23
59 - 48 +11 76.8 1.12
42 - 57 -15 72.4 0.93
42 - 55 -13 63.1 0.86
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
57 - 55 +2 82.7 1.15
57 - 53 +4 81.5 1.13
53 - 50 +3 68.7 0.99
47 - 57 -10 69.8 0.92
45 - 58 -13 69.8 0.86
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.60
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2037
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
FAZE UP!!!
2022-08-26 17:12
1 reply
#20
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Israel michnass
FaKe Down
2022-08-26 17:27
ez last change stage for faze clan
2022-08-26 17:13
Sad. I wonder if Faze dropped in form or they really are focusing on Grand Slam events.
2022-08-26 17:16
12 replies
Def dropped in form
2022-08-26 17:21
1 reply
#18
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Other KittyVN
Probably cause of the player break
2022-08-26 17:25
karrigan and rain played badly, that's it
2022-08-26 17:25
they always tend to perform bad in blast tournaments
2022-08-26 17:27
1 reply
2022-08-26 17:57
they always plays bad in Blast tournaments
2022-08-26 17:38
2 replies
Copium
2022-08-26 17:57
1 reply
just facts lol, maybe a coincidence but a fact
2022-08-26 17:58
If you think about it, the way blast has its format faze have zero reason to try or care about any blast game they play because they have already qualified for the event everyone is fighting for. The blast world final. Only reason faze is playing is because they are partnered and have to, otherwise they gain nothing apart from maybe practice. Its hard to stay motivated and care about an event when you have already achieved what that event sets up for you to succeed. In a nutshell, blast format sucks
2022-08-26 17:52
1 reply
#41
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Latvia laiziolas
So true. Its hard to go 100% all the time.
2022-08-26 18:22
They always play bad in qualifiers, playing at 80%
2022-08-26 18:01
#47
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Europe tweekzter
I am not really a fan of FaZes' philosophy, but don't panic for some results. You gotta view the overall picture and there I think, FaZe has the most well-rounded and polished team at the moment.
2022-08-26 19:30
#4
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Other norb4ki
Insane game! I’m very happy for og!
2022-08-26 17:15
rip bozo
2022-08-26 17:15
SLAPSTER
2022-08-26 17:16
looking really good, Nexa's OG is playing like g2 desperately wish to become
2022-08-26 17:16
2 replies
#45
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North America BoDaddy
? What?
2022-08-26 18:54
1 reply
OG is looking really good
2022-08-26 20:15
rain karrigan nothing new :D
2022-08-26 17:16
#9
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Norway HologramM
degster gigachad
2022-08-26 17:17
SEXAPEEK
2022-08-26 17:20
#11
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Ukraine d3adLY
navi top 1
2022-08-26 17:20
Ok, but the question is who loses to Faze in last chance matchup 🤔
2022-08-26 17:23
NEOFRAG goat
2022-08-26 17:24
Expected.
2022-08-26 17:24
EZ
2022-08-26 17:25
they got depressed after navi returned to the number 1 spot
2022-08-26 17:27
#22
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Ukraine SwissRolls
Ez 4 sexa
2022-08-26 17:31
chad nexa
2022-08-26 17:40
#25
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Russia mshkoda
nexa😎😎
2022-08-26 17:43
#26
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United States Illusi0n1g
lMFAO. Imagine being a faze fan.
2022-08-26 17:44
2 replies
Could have been worse, BIG for example xd
2022-08-26 17:49
1 reply
#51
NiKo | 
North America LooB
sheeeeeeeeeeeeesh
2022-08-26 20:55
SLAPSTER WINS AGAIN
2022-08-26 17:50
Where is karrigan bot??? The "carryed"... Lol
2022-08-26 17:54
#31
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Faze only won in finals against navi with 16-14, lucky ones
2022-08-26 17:56
7 replies
+1
2022-08-26 17:57
What is that argument even. So if Na'vi wins against faze in finals 16-14 they would also be lucky? It was a BO5. They won 3-2. That's it Jez
2022-08-26 17:59
4 replies
#38
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Faze 65% WR Navi 78% WR My argument is that Faze are luck ones. Btw i like Faze, but they disappoint many times for the #1/#2 team
2022-08-26 18:17
3 replies
That WR % is an useless stat. You're a 2010 user, i don't even know why you bring up that as an argument tho
2022-08-26 18:21
2 replies
#56
fox | 
Portugal synyp
You're a 2021 user so u should hear the elder ones :D
2022-08-27 01:10
1 reply
That's not quite how it works, sorry to inform + i've been reading this website way before i created my acc.
2022-08-27 06:33
#54
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Poland Domin0s
Yes the are Lucky. The only won Katowice 3-0 G2 , pro league against ence , major 2-0 navi and Cologne 3-2 nothing special but winning blast showdown. Yes Big tournament
2022-08-26 21:04
#39
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Latvia laiziolas
It happens. You cant win everything right. I kinda dont care about if Faze looses games, they did already a lot and they still have a lot time for grand slam. Faze up no matter what!
2022-08-26 18:20
1 reply
#49
rain | 
United States roKr55
Exactly
2022-08-26 20:23
Expected said it early that faze dangerous only on t1 events
2022-08-26 18:24
2 replies
i feel like they ain't even trying hard if its not huge tournament lol
2022-08-26 18:33
1 reply
Faze are always losing events like blast and then win all tier 1 events like EPL and other stuff typical faze
2022-08-26 18:34
OG with a top fragging IGL against the top 1. G2 with a -20 IGL against BIG. Omegalul G2
2022-08-26 19:19
Damn OG looking good.
2022-08-26 20:44
My point of view. Let's be honest. FaZe plays Ancient a lot and therefore since they havent changed lineup they are pretty predictable there ( at least partially - player positions, fakes, utility ). OG has some roster changes and it's a tiny bit harder to prepare for those kind of matches. So there could be some advantage on OG's side. FaZe DO have better individual stats at this match, but that only shows that they were lacking on tactical side and just couldn't close the rounds. I do love the addition of degster to OG and would love to see F1KU replaced, but im not into free agency market so nothing I could comment on that behavior. Nexa, flameZ, degster is a solid trio they could keep and do some improvement and oh boy... they would be one of my favourite teams i guess.
2022-08-26 21:02
It becomes a trend that FaZe has very slow start after breaks or after making roster changes. Hopefully, they can still manage to make it in Last Change stage.
2022-08-26 21:02
#55
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France Gloomyz
NEXA GOD EZ
2022-08-26 21:57
#58
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United States vs3veN
People just can't get over it I swear. There will be no more so called "era" anymore, Astralis era was the best and the last we can get. Right now you can say Faze and Navi are probably one step ahead but in general it is still competitive
2022-08-27 06:37
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