FaZe claim CS Asia Championships trophy over MOUZ

A vintage comeback on the second map, which was completed in triple overtime, earned FaZe a hard-fought win.

FaZe have claimed their third event win in a row by winning the CS Asia Championships, doing so via wins over MOUZ on Mirage (13-7) and Nuke (22-18).

Not only have FaZe claimed yet another trophy in CS2, following wins at IEM Sydney and Thunderpick World Championship, they have also extended their winning streak to 15 games, further cementing their current dominance.

It was a tough test for the victors, as MOUZ battled hard on the second map of Nuke, but ultimately FaZe were stronger mentally down the stretch. MOUZ led 12-6 at one point, and collapsed in the face of a FaZe comeback, and they recovered to play well in the extra rounds, only to fade away after squandering a 4v2 advantage in the third OT.

Jimi "⁠Jimpphat⁠" Salo deserves particular commendation; the Finnish youngster was probably the best player on the server during that final but some weak showings from his teammates, specifically Ádám "⁠torzsi⁠" Torzsás, proved to be too much of a drag factor.

Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen was asked about the future of the FaZe roster in a post-game interview, a particularly hot topic considering recent rumours surrounding Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken the team's current form, and he was diplomatic in his answer.

"It's hard to say, we have no idea what's happening, and we just have to keep enjoying. I think we just enjoy playing with each other, we've had so many ups and downs and I knew that when CS2 came out, we were going to re-find the happiness of playing with each other and grinding the game."

He was then asked if he would keep the roster together if it was up to him, and the Dane was frank about the situation.

"It's very hard to put me on the spot here right, what can I do? We have to leave it up to the gods, let's just enjoy what we have achieved here today."

The series kicked off on Mirage, and MOUZ put in a very disappointing showing on their own pick. FaZe opened with a 2-0 lead on their defense, only for Jimpphat to power up and get MOUZ a streak of rounds. Twistzz then stepped up to get FaZe back on track, and they took a 7-5 lead into the second period.

The second half was underwhelming from MOUZ. FaZe had so much more potency across their individuals, and despite a brief flash of brilliance from Jimpphat, FaZe found things easy as they duly secured a 13-7 win.

Over on Nuke it was a much more evenly contested affair. MOUZ dominated their CT side, weathering a very brief FaZe storm in the middle of the half to take a big 8-4 lead into the break. The trend continued into the second half, with MOUZ now pulling together and finding more potency than a listless FaZe.

Everything changed when MOUZ hit map point. At 12-6, FaZe awoke, putting together a classic comeback akin to the many they produced earlier in the event. Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard started dominating yard, while Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants began finding impact with the AWP, and everything combined to send the game to OT.

Overtime was a back-and-forth affair, with MOUZ seemingly recovering from the mental shock of throwing their massive lead. Both teams produced magical moments and highlight plays to try and force the map over the line in their favor, but a broky and karrigan 2v4 broke MOUZ's resistance in the third overtime, earning the trophy for FaZe.

Matchpage
0
2
12th November 2023
7
Mirage
13
18
Nuke
22
 MOUZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 32 +21 87.7 1.33
40 - 45 -5 72.6 0.99
38 - 48 -10 68.8 0.97
33 - 39 -6 71.1 0.96
29 - 40 -11 46.9 0.78
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 37 +12 81.7 1.19
41 - 41 0 76.8 1.07
38 - 34 +4 59.4 1.02
38 - 42 -4 76.6 1.02
36 - 40 -4 69.1 0.98
Finland Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo
Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
923
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1826
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Hungary Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás
Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
665
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
2235
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
gg FaZe showed incredible resilience and form this tournament. They looked beatable at times but when they were down they always knew a way to get back into the game. MOUZ was a great finalist and are getting better each time, they are very young so this is not a shame to lose. Every experience matters at this point. Excited to see how the Blast Fall finals will go!
2023-11-12 17:34
13 replies
15 matches in row 3 trophies in row Faze is indeed at this point NIP of CSGO #FazeMagic #FazeEra #FazeUp #eZaF4FaZe
2023-11-12 17:51
12 replies
+1
2023-11-12 17:56
#18
zAAz | 
Canada Hayaaa
LOLOL NIP WAS LIKE 84 IN A ROW BRO. pump the breaks there bud... relax.
2023-11-12 18:05
9 replies
#20
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United Kingdom seoseraph
87 in fact
2023-11-12 18:13
4 replies
#22
zAAz | 
Canada Hayaaa
further helping my point...
2023-11-12 18:19
3 replies
Nip was only 15 matches in a row at one point
2023-11-12 21:09
1 reply
Also the level of competitiveness and professionalism in this age is an order of magnitude above the first months of CSGO. Damn, some top teams were still playing 1.6 and Source while NiP was stacking wins
2023-11-12 21:34
least friendly Canadian neighbor
2023-11-13 20:26
First of all fact that you say 84 instead of 87 just shows how little you know about this and you probably started watching CS after covid since you were maybe 10yo in 2012. 87-0 was MAP streak, faze are on 15-0 SERIES streak which contains much more maps. As any decent CS analyst said, yes NIP went onto 87-0, but in 2012 at the beggining of CSGO they mostly played against part time plumber, not even proper professional players and level of competitive cs was maybe 3% of today’s scene. A lot of top tier players like Navi or polish golden five or danish power houses like karrigan didn’t even make the switch from 1.6 or from Source. Only decent team nip had to constantly beat was french VeryGames that’s it. Also much more local event were held at the time vs local total noob teams so Nip could capitalize on their early form even more and farm those stats with close to zero effort. Faze are competing against the same multimillion teams which were grinding CSGO for decade and everyone is now focusing on CS2 trying to get on top of the scene. I dare to say even now Faze’s current streak of 15-0 matches which contains like 35-40 maps and three event in row is somewhat just as impressive if not more than Nip’s 87-0, since what Nip did is just not replicable in todays CS scene, because again Faze are not playing against plumber, janitors and car repair shop owners.
2023-11-13 13:43
3 replies
AdreN, apex, cajunb, chrisJ, dupreeh, Edward, gla1ve, Happy, HUNDEN, kennyS, NBK, NEO, pashaBiceps, shox, ScreaM, Pimp, Xyp9x, Zeus, twist, TaZ, steel, pronax, natu, Hiko, Dosia, SmithZz Yeah just your casual plumbers and whatnot… ridiculous statement. Of course you have a point that the 87-0 is waaay harder to pull of today with the competitive development, but don’t go saying they played against hobos or whatever bro. Just check IEM Cologne 2014 1st place against way more notable names than those above (though not without map loss): hltv.org/events/1444/esl-one-cologne-201..
2023-11-13 15:21
2 replies
Wtf who is talking about 2014??? We are talking only about 87-0 streak which happened in first months of CSGO in 2012 and most of the names you named weren't even in CSGO at the time. If you know nothing pls stop commenting no sense, you can check Nip's matches yourself from 2012 and see that most of the wins were against absolute no namers and total freaking noobs. hltv.org/results?startDate=2012-01-01&en.. here is great example of dreamhack valencia 2012 which was tier 1 tournament at the time hltv.org/results?event=973 so who did nip beat besides verygames? Oh wait no namers like these? hltv.org/matches/2164600/ninjas-in-pyjam.. Players who have freaking 3 maps on record in 10 years of CSGO? I get that you are swedish and that you are proud of NiP and yes I also like the team and it was great line up who achieved a lot by getting to 5 major finals in row, but sorry they were impressive to me with other stuff like your mentioned Cologne 2014 victory, not 87-0 streak from which 60 maps were against people who were indeed plumbers and janitors and played max 10 professional matches in their life.
2023-11-13 17:16
1 reply
Man you sure get upset over this. It must hit home for some reason? Anyway maybe I was a bit unclear, Tthe 2014 IEM Cologne was just to clarify that NiP was a great team able to beat other great teams and players. Now it's horseshit and swedish CS is no longer anything to be admired by. The list shows a number of notable names they defeated DURING their 87-0 map streak. Not anything else. Comment again if you still don't agree after doing your homework laddie.
2023-11-14 10:37
#59
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Macau WayneF
amazing
2023-11-14 11:09
Torzsi gonna be better without Dexter they said.
2023-11-12 17:33
6 replies
#8
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Turkey bizonSX
2023-11-12 17:38
0.78 is better than 0.38 kekw
2023-11-12 17:39
3 replies
0/8. he still sleeps in T1 and farms T2. Dexter wasn't the problem with him.
2023-11-12 17:46
2 replies
0/8 reading comprehension, I did not say he is performing at T1 level, just that he was statistically doing better in this specific match versus his lowest with dexter on the team (was actually 0.46, not 0.38, I remembered incorrectly). I take no side in this argument you are trying to have. To me, both dexter and torzsi are at best T2 players and MOUZ should have kicked them both at the same time.
2023-11-12 18:14
1 reply
I understood what you were getting at don't worry. I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.
2023-11-13 20:33
I mean he still is better, but no one expected him to turn into zywoo, ex-MOUZ NXT players stood behind him and wanted him to stay, it was their call so calm down.
2023-11-12 17:50
thunderpick(?) was micky mouse tourney but it's still safe to say that this is genesis of Faze CS2 era
2023-11-12 17:33
#4
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India shoom123
Twistzz another bad final wtf
2023-11-12 17:33
2 replies
#26
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Italy n0cturne_K
Yeah he used to be so good in Finals,but he hasn't performed sadly
2023-11-12 18:43
he doesn't care, out of Faze anyway
2023-11-13 17:23
So good Another W
2023-11-12 17:33
frozen lost MOUZ the entire series by sleeping on Nuke. Literally.
2023-11-12 17:34
#7
Snax | 
United States Omni5
gg faze shoutout to karrygun, rain, and jimmy for making it to the finals and scoring me huge fantasy points, jimmy literally finished with 110 putting me in top 5 percent ez pickems.
2023-11-12 17:37
comeback every match from the the bottom
2023-11-12 17:39
#FaZeUp <3
2023-11-12 17:43
Jimpphat to FaZe to create an era, gg FaZeUP
2023-11-12 17:48
Congratulations FaZe. Very tough day indeed. Everyone performed really well in their respective roles. Not sure why MOUZ let xertion play frozen role on tside Nuke. Didnt usually frozen who lead the pack or entrying first/creating space at outside? Seen him throwing nades most of the time
2023-11-12 18:03
1 reply
#23
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Slovakia Psycho2k
Yeah thats weird,probably they roleclashed and frozen decided to take shittier roles
2023-11-12 18:26
kekw again another trophy for faze against mouz x3
2023-11-12 18:08
#24
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Slovakia Psycho2k
Gg,faze proved once again they best clutch team,even through it feels bit bittersweet since their future is uncertain
2023-11-12 18:29
11 replies
UNCERTAIN? Why would anyone leave clearly the best team in the world? They all got GOAT status right now, anybody leaving would be insane.
2023-11-12 18:52
10 replies
The org is bankrupt
2023-11-12 19:27
1 reply
Was* Now they have new owner who surely keeps GOAT of CS2 team.
2023-11-12 20:44
#60
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Slovakia Psycho2k
We will see,i wish they could stay together.
2023-11-14 12:47
7 replies
If the best team by far and best team ever in CS2 would split or not allowed to play, that would be craziest movements in history of CS
2023-11-14 15:15
6 replies
#63
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Finland aleksiii
Thats up to gamesquare
2023-11-21 11:57
5 replies
What gamesquare?
2023-11-21 17:36
4 replies
#65
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Finland aleksiii
the company that owns complexity and faze?
2023-11-21 18:56
3 replies
You seriously think that any company would break to best team? I can tell you, not going to happen. Companies are run by leader adults who have degrees like MBA or Master of Economics etc. and they know their stockholders what maximum money and having best team in the world give it them that. Sure some kids at HLTV might think its good idea to break FaZe, but for adults who think rationally understand better. Its like breaking Real Madrid FC, just crazy idea.
2023-11-22 16:15
2 replies
#67
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Finland aleksiii
They didnt buy faze for their cs2 roster.
2023-11-22 16:30
1 reply
Maybe they did or they didn't, doesn't matter For now its their best team and roster and their flagship and thing that make them brand like Nike. They will even keep Twistzz, just heard that he just made verbal contract with liquid which isn't binding (Twistzz confirmed this, he is staying in FaZe), coL org will keep FaZe and Twistzz and they will be known as industry leader on eSport.
2023-11-23 16:07
Great
2023-11-12 18:33
#28
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Sweden Vrede
bye rats, not this time
2023-11-12 18:58
2 replies
Navi where?
2023-11-12 19:27
1 reply
#33
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Sweden Vrede
bro faze invited so doesnt matter
2023-11-12 20:36
#29
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Chile nachooww
ez comeback for the boissss
2023-11-12 19:13
too easy for main squad Faze. Mouz is their academy team, they will never win against them
2023-11-12 19:38
1 reply
pfff what
2023-11-13 08:02
What a streak faze is on, one more surely unless
2023-11-12 20:53
1 reply
2 more chances assuming they stay together until end of the year, which reckon is likely since Liquid has no event till '24
2023-11-12 22:36
#37
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Austria gex0r
Thank Mr. NEO
2023-11-12 21:21
GG!.
2023-11-12 23:08
Second Bo3 back to back too, WP FaZe! ropz is a monster. They broke a sweat in the second map at least but the ENCE game was the real Grand Final here, ENCE might have a stand in but MOUZ have torzsi.
2023-11-12 23:39
So what karrigan is saying that the current situation couldn't keep the team together because of how twistzz being so expensive?
2023-11-13 00:11
#43
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Iceland celest14l
Mouz are clowns
2023-11-13 05:24
well done, what about the pants? why? :) Nice, but why does eeryone have em ?
2023-11-14 07:57
#62
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New Zealand LH44
ggwp
2023-11-16 07:40
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