FaZe secure semi-final spot in Denmark, Heroic to start playoff run in quarter-finals

FaZe continue to show fine form and determination at BLAST Premier Fall Final with a 2-0 victory over Heroic.

FaZe doubled down after destroying OG in the opening BLAST Premier Fall Final round, this time with a 2-0 victory over Heroic, the Major’s silver medalists.

The series was not the most significant, as it was only for playoff seeding, but the way in which Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen’s men persevered late on Ancient to steal the Danes’ map pick 16-14, before dominating Inferno 16-5, has now put FaZe as one of the front-runners to take it all in Copenhagen.

Twistzz celebrates during the match that got FaZe a semi-final spot

Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund kicked off proceedings on Ancient with a 1vs3 clutch on the T-side pistol round that allowed the Danes to go up 5-1 on the attack. Heroic slowed down as the half went on, but still managed to win an impressive seven rounds. The strong first half looked like it would bear fruits for Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and his men as they took a 14-11 lead on the defense, but a late onslaught from FaZe flipped the script.

A 2vs4 in the 26th round with a 1vs3 clutch by Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool to catalyze the comeback was the perfect example of how the international squad barreled their way through the late game with come-from-behind rounds to win five in a row and clinch the 16-14 victory. Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants, who already had 21 kills before switching sides, was no doubt the player of the map, as he registered 34 scalps to his name by the thirtieth round.

Heroic crumbled on the CT side of Inferno, downing only ten players while FaZe comfortably put rounds on the board all the way to a 7-0 lead. Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken then downed three in a B-site defense to go 8-1 in what ended up being a dominant 11-4 half. karrigan and company won a second round forcebuy after the half to nail the final grave in Heroic’s coffin, winning out 16-5.

FaZe’s versatile game, from late-game heroics that turned around Ancient on the terrorist side to a dominant display on Inferno, bodes well for the international superteam, who will no doubt be relishing their upturn in form after a painful 0-3 exit at the IEM Rio Major that cast severe doubts about how they would show before the end of the year.

The international superteam are now perched in the semi-finals, which will take place at the Royal Arena, where they will face the victor of the quarter-final between Ninjas in Pyjamas and the second seed in Group B.

Matchpage
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24th November 2022
16
Ancient
14
16
Inferno
5
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 25 +13 81.3 1.27
43 - 32 +11 90.8 1.27
47 - 34 +13 85.5 1.27
37 - 29 +8 76.6 1.22
36 - 33 +3 86.1 1.21
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 42 -13 78.5 0.90
29 - 39 -10 63.0 0.86
31 - 42 -11 76.4 0.84
32 - 40 -8 56.8 0.84
31 - 42 -11 62.9 0.76
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1180
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1435
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2073
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
#1
 | 
Europe mistermr
faze looking strong
2022-11-24 16:05
#3
 | 
Greece PanosK_jr
Domination
2022-11-24 16:06
free W for faze
2022-11-24 16:06
#5
 | 
Spain kroosw0w
Damn, great team effort from everyone around the 1.25 rating, that 1v3 from ropz at 14-11 turned around the whole BO3
2022-11-24 16:07
#7
 | 
Europe Khanan
1.27 Hattrick meta
2022-11-24 16:08
Blast clan <3
2022-11-24 16:10
#9
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Ez for actual no.1 team
2022-11-24 16:12
#10
 | 
Indonesia Astrali5
karrigan 1.27 pog
2022-11-24 16:15
#11
zonic | 
Lithuania Nowne
Karrigan out-played Cadian on Inferon. You could see it even from Cadian`s face...
2022-11-24 16:15
Ez
2022-11-24 16:17
Everyone for 1.2x rating? That's cool ggwp
2022-11-24 16:22
#14
 | 
Romania Coxmin
what a stomp
2022-11-24 16:34
ez
2022-11-24 16:36
Carrygan denied rightful topfrag because of broky baiting aware
2022-11-24 16:39
#17
 | 
Vietnam _Liam_
Such an amazing Ancient match! So intense from round 1 to round 30!
2022-11-24 16:50
#19
 | 
Italy Skye620
Karrigan is currently rated as the one of the best players in this event so far! Crazy
2022-11-24 17:03
Anyone got a link to ropz’s clutch?
2022-11-24 17:07
faze up LETS GO BOYS
2022-11-24 17:16
#FaZeUp
2022-11-24 17:21
#FaZeUP
2022-11-24 18:08
Almost like bo1 group stage into a single upset bo3 is a shit format. huh.
2022-11-24 18:18
Couldn't be better.
2022-11-24 18:54
is the fluke period finally over?
2022-11-24 19:55
Nygaard topfrag, Nygaard bottomfrag
2022-11-25 10:33
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