FaZe beat OG to make BLAST Spring Group B final

Impressive individual performances from Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool, Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken, and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants ensured FaZe's victory over OG.

FaZe opened the fourth day of BLAST Premier Spring Groups with a 2-1 victory over OG. FaZe's ability to win rounds even after losing the opening duel was the key component to their dominating win on Mirage (16-7) whilst their mental strength to bounce back after their loss on Ancient was essential to their commanding win on Inferno (16-4).

Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's side continue their winning ways at BLAST as they have only dropped one map so far despite fielding Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen as a stand for the absent Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard. The win for FaZe can be heavily attributed to incredible individual performances such as ropz's 1.61 rating on Mirage, Twistzz's 30 kills on Ancient, and broky's 1.64 rating on Inferno.

The loss for OG puts them in the Consolidation final against the winner of Liquid versus Complexity, the former of which they beat 2-0 in their opening round. Although OG were outmatched on Mirage and Inferno, their Ancient performance against the team who beat them 16-3 last time around should inspire some confidence going into their next matchup.

Twistzz was Mr. Consistency for FaZe, posting a 1.43 rating over the series

The series opened on Mirage with OG in hot form as crucial site holds from Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan led to them handily taking a 3-0 lead. The early form did not last long for OG as FaZe looked to ropz to turn the tides in their favour and he stepped up to the plate in a big way. Down 3-1, ropz won a huge 1v2 clutch which gave his side the momentum to take the lead. The rest of the half became the ropz and broky show as they won multiple rounds despite FaZe losing the opening duels. The duo rarely missed a shot, and their efforts combined with karrigan's pesky ability to get behind enemy lines helped FaZe to win the half 10-5.

ropz carried on where he left off, getting two pistol kills to seal a win in the first round of the second half. FaZe pressed the advantage as they followed up their impressive T-side with a stoic defense, denying OG from getting a foot-hold in the game and going up 14-5. Two well executed B-site hits meant that nexa's side got on the scoreboard in the second half, but it was too little too late as the freight train of FaZe was unstoppable. In the final round it was Twistzz, who had stepped up on the CT-side, to close things out with a 1v1 clutch, 16-7.

OG started Ancient in the same form as Mirage, dominating FaZe with a well-structured attacking effort. Their aggressive T-side quickly overwhelmed their opponents, who found themselves completely shut out from the bomb sites. FaZe adapted soon after, and shut down OG's B-site hits to shift momentum in their favor. Unlike Mirage, though, FaZe did not immediately run away with the game; instead, Twistzz and Maciej "⁠F1KU⁠" Miklas went blow for blow to keep their respective sides in the game. Eventually it was FaZe who closed out the half in the lead as Twistzz got four kills in the final round to give them a three round cushion heading into their T-side, 9-6.

FaZe's looked to extend their lead in the first round as they took the A-site with relative ease, but in the blink of an eye they were decimated by a clean retake from OG. From there Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar led his side to a six-round winning streak that made the idea of a third map seem probable. Down big and in need of a comeback, FaZe won a round off of a ragged buy and looked to capitalize, but a lurk from flameZ shut them down. FaZe went back to the drawing board and came up with one clear solution, Twistzz go kill, but his 30 frags were not enough as they fell 16-11 to OG on Ancient.

NEOFRAG started affairs on Inferno by delivering three opening kills on the pistol round to give OG an early advantage. FaZe answered back, however, winning an eco round and shattering OG's momentum in one fell swoop. karrigan pressed his side to extend their winning streak, but NEOFRAG had different ideas as he singlehandedly attempted to keep OG in the game with a three kill B-site hold. Unfortunately his efforts were in vain as FaZe constantly found the hole in OG's CT-side and steamrolled their way to the front. FaZe continued their unrelenting assault for the rest of the half, and regardless of how close OG got to winning multiple rounds they fell short, 11-2. In a last ditch effort to salvage the half OG once again looked to NEOFRAG to hold down the B-bombsite, but that one round would not snowball into two, 12-3.

nexa and flameZ kicked off the second half by cracking the B-site wide open, but just as OG began to get comfortable Twistzz walked up banana and clutched a 1v2 with just a Deagle in hand. The mentality-breaking clutch from Twistzz sealed the victory for FaZe as OG failed to find a way past broky's AWP in the final round, 16-4.

Matchpage
2
1
22nd January 2023
Europe
16
Mirage
7
11
Ancient
16
16
Inferno
4
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
66 - 38 +28 88.7 1.43
54 - 39 +15 81.5 1.28
56 - 42 +14 86.3 1.26
38 - 51 -13 66.8 0.94
32 - 43 -11 52.7 0.81
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 52 -6 83.6 1.00
44 - 52 -8 69.2 0.94
44 - 51 -7 74.0 0.91
37 - 45 -8 57.0 0.85
39 - 49 -10 64.2 0.85
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1376
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Poland Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas
Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
775
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1209
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
744
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2092
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1321
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1682
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
gg
2023-01-22 18:23
4 replies
Esetag below Karrigan ! WTH
2023-01-23 00:37
3 replies
#36
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Europe bernAA!
karrigan played really well today ngl
2023-01-23 00:52
Which is why they wanted k0nfig :p In the end they were just desperate, hours before a match, and no standin, from Karrigan (jokingly): > Give me a free agent list or link me some FACEIT level 10 players
2023-01-23 01:11
1 reply
*joins random FACEIT lobby* "guys who want's to play for FAZE?"
2023-01-23 01:40
og so bad
2023-01-22 18:23
6 replies
#31
 | 
Latvia laiziolas
Your cs rank ?
2023-01-22 19:28
5 replies
#44
 | 
United States HEWHODIED
He is talking about a team who are professionals and do this as a job underperforming. Against a team with a stand in no less… Don’t act dumb
2023-01-23 07:43
2 replies
#54
 | 
United States RyoGTO
no less? you're talking about faze the team that won katowice the major calogne and season all in a matter of half of year of being a team with NO NOTICE of having to perform with a stand in, sit down son
2023-01-23 21:11
1 reply
#56
 | 
United States HEWHODIED
??? did you read my comment correctly I said that OG completely underperformed against a Faze that has a stand in. How are they losing 16-4 on a decider map and rains not even in the server
2023-01-24 02:58
too old to care about my rank at this point. my glory days are a thing of the past now
2023-01-23 09:36
Mr president
2023-01-23 11:45
#5
deko | 
Pakistan 7ssk7
twistz +28 omfg....
2023-01-22 18:23
1 reply
And that is effectively from 2 maps as the final map he was equal kills to death ratio.
2023-01-23 03:06
OG tier 3 at best
2023-01-22 18:23
5 replies
Won a map vs Faze 16/11...
2023-01-22 20:27
4 replies
#41
 | 
Canada Zenrod
FaZe had a stand-in lmao
2023-01-23 04:36
#46
 | 
Russia 0_0
Es3tag somehow played worse than karrigan and OG still managed to lose when it was basically 4v5, yeah man, OG really showed their place
2023-01-23 07:56
2 replies
#47
 | 
Russia fuzik
Play against twistzz and ropz and then we can talk. Anyway OG showed nice Ancient. Some teams are losing 2-0 to faze.
2023-01-23 08:19
1 reply
#49
 | 
Russia 0_0
Fair enough
2023-01-23 09:10
ez for Chadsel van Dulken
2023-01-22 18:24
Twistzz the best rifler in 2023
2023-01-22 18:25
1 reply
Ez for Twistzz
2023-01-22 18:58
twistzz ez
2023-01-22 18:26
twistzz at least not farm in easiest maps
2023-01-22 18:27
#11
 | 
Vietnam _Liam_
GOD CLAN, GODZZ, GODZ, GODKY, KARRIGOD, ES3GOD
2023-01-22 18:27
4 replies
#30
 | 
Russia 0_0
God es3tag posting a mighty 0.81 rating across a 3-map series, what an absolute goat
2023-01-22 19:28
3 replies
hard to frag when u're surrounded by 4 terminators taking all the kills but yeah he didn't have the best game of his life.
2023-01-23 01:42
2 replies
#45
 | 
Russia 0_0
Yeah, karrigan is a terminator indeed, I would be terrified just when standing next to him, can't even imagine the horror and fear that es3tag had to experience...
2023-01-23 07:52
1 reply
karrigan isn't the best fragger in the world but tbf he played out of his mind yesterday
2023-01-23 15:59
gg faze !
2023-01-22 18:28
Who is that asian dude behind Faze team? And where is Robban?
2023-01-22 18:29
5 replies
when RobbaN is busy or banned they bring "hanseoulo" (Eddie Han) from FaZe esports office
2023-01-22 18:54
4 replies
#32
 | 
Latvia laiziolas
Its Eddie, faze manager or something. Eddie are nice guy, joking always, but he is like child XD
2023-01-22 19:29
3 replies
#42
 | 
United States Phanji
Eddie 100% winrate as coach
2023-01-23 04:40
2 replies
GOAT called Eddie
2023-01-23 09:24
+1
2023-01-23 23:21
Mr. MagiciaN
2023-01-22 18:29
Nexabot overrated igl
2023-01-22 18:32
russell carry
2023-01-22 18:35
twistzz <3 god
2023-01-22 18:36
god clan
2023-01-22 18:39
Faze looking so good
2023-01-22 18:44
es3tag is not that bad
2023-01-22 18:48
#21
 | 
Israel michnass
man og sucks
2023-01-22 18:50
OG Fluke Over Now
2023-01-22 18:57
#25
 | 
Czech Republic Samness
Save Neofrag!
2023-01-22 18:59
Twistzz and Ropz compliments each other on the servers so well. Easily the best duo of this era.
2023-01-22 19:18
2 replies
+1 That is the most amazing thing to watch about Faze - no round is over so long as those two are still alive.
2023-01-22 19:21
+1 I agree
2023-01-24 06:14
#28
 | 
Aruba defoliant
that was so bad from OG on inferno...
2023-01-22 19:21
sick brah (Y)
2023-01-22 19:25
es3tag became es3tag again
2023-01-22 20:47
#43
 | 
Pakistan yuhflowyuh
dude so ez stand in buff
2023-01-23 06:43
This karrigan pit kill in 2nd round on Inferno was the most inpactful one in the series, on full eco he kills pit and gets info on 2nd player, with that the rest rushes him down and A site postplant with that many alive is just a guaranteed win, then its 1:1 but economy and momentum is heavily on faze’s side
2023-01-23 08:35
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