FaZe Clan
Sweden
Rain and thunder over OpTic
November 15, 2017
rain posted a firm 16/9 KD on Tuesday with a staggering 16-3 win over OpTic Gaming in Group B of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
Early on rain started Overpass more on the aggressive approach as he picked up a quick 3-0 start. In Round 4, OpTic managed to hold out on the B-bombsite to earn their first round of the half, however, rain then responded with a seven-round streak. Finally, OpTic broke out for a few rounds but rain would sustain the lead going into the second half with a 12-3 score. A smooth start on the defense would eventually coast through the second half as rain picked up mappoint with a triple kill hold on the aggressive push in middle. From there, rain would tally up a team-leading 108.0 ADR in the 16-3 win.
Composed in OpTic stomping
November 15, 2017
olofmeister went 20/9 on Tuesday with a 16-3 win over OpTic Gaming in Group B of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
olofmeister opened up the offense of Overpass with sever key entry-kills to pick up a quick 3-0 lead. However, OpTic was quick to take a round back, but olofmeister continued to apply pressure on the defense and pick up more frag along the way. Seven consecutive rounds won made a mark in the first half as OpTic could only pick up a few more rounds before olofmeister would shut the door 12-3. The second half was a breeze on the defense as olofmeister held off four straight rounds to take Mirage 16-3, posting a 96.6 ADR.
Silences OpTic in win
November 15, 2017
NiKo posted a 16/8 KD on Tuesday in a 16-3 win over OpTic Gaming in Group B of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
NiKo started the best-of-one series with a quad entry-kill on the A-bombsite to secure the pistol round. He then picked up two more rounds before OpTic got on the board, but that didn't phase him as he pounced on the defense to win seven consecutive rounds to take the 10-1 lead. NiKo consistently picked up an entry-kill as more rounds would go his way for a 12-3 lead at the half. Going into the second half, NiKo cruised past the OpTic offense with everything his opponents could throw at him. After sweeping the second half by four rounds, NiKo would conclude the game with a 79.7 ADR in the 16-3 win.
Remains perfect in 2-0 grand final win
October 15, 2017
rain went 43/33 Friday with a 2-0 win over Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
rain started the series on Cache with a rather slow and dismal performance for the offense in the 12-3 first-half deficit. Although he came rallying back in the second half on the defense, including his Round 20 2-vs-1 clutch trade to save the round with a 13-7 score. He then went on in Round 27 to break the tie with his triple kill hold on the B-bombsite to earn the 14-13 lead. From there he would take Game 1 with an edging 16-14 win. He then went into Game 2 with a dominating display on the defense of Overpass, including his Round 7 triple spray down on the A-bombsite hold to take the 6-1 lead. He would then move on to take down Astralis in the first half with a 12-3 lead. Going into the second, a slow start resulted in Astralis winning a 3-0 opening on the defense but then rain ripped open the bomb site like a can to pull out a 16-7 win for the sweep.
Leads second grand final win
October 15, 2017
karrigan tallied a 43/30 KD on Friday with a 2-0 sweep over Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
A slow start in the first half of Cache didn't phase out karrigan, although frustration growing as the team took a massive 12-3 deficit at the half. Karrigan came right out of the gates in the second half to have a strong defensive hold, including his Round 21 quad kill on the defense to lessen the deficit to 13-8. From there, he continued to put pressure on the Astralis offense to eventually edge out a Game 1 win 16-14. The series then moved into Overpass where karrigan led the defense for a massive hold primarily on the B-bombsite for a 12-3 lead. Although Astralis stumped karrigan for three rounds to start the second half, karrigan then ripped the defense for four rounds to finally close out the series with a 16-7 win on Overpass.
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FaZe Clan to ELEAGUE Premier 2017
July 26, 2017
ELEAGUE has revealed the Premier Tournament invites, including the multi-international team FaZe Clan.
ANALYSIS
FaZe Clan is one of the twelve invited teams to the ELEAGUE Premier starting in early September. FaZe will be placed in Group A which will run September 8-9th competing against Natus Vincere, G2 Esports and the Qualifying team from the Americas or Europe/CIS. FaZe Clan finished 3-4th during ELEAGUE Season 2 but had a dismal performance during the 2017 ELEAGUE Major with a 5-8th finish. With the addition of Nikola "NiKo" Kovac, the multi-international team looks to come back in full swing after much success as of recent, finishing second in both ECS S3 Finals and IEM Sydney.
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Invited to DreamHack Bucharest
August 18, 2016
FaZe Clan has been invited to DreamHack Bucharest, reports Olivia Da Silva of theScore.
ANALYSIS
When DreamHack Bucharest kicks off on September 16, FaZe Clan will be one of the teams getting into the action. There will be a total of six invites to the event, with the final two spots being filled via qualifiers. Team EnVyUs and Virtus.pro were also invited in the initial wave of invitations.