The final match of day two at the ECS Season 5 Finals saw FaZe Clan face off against G2 Esports for the last Championship Sunday semifinal spot.
FaZe Clan’s Group A winners match on day one saw them suffer a surprising defeat at the hands of NRG Esports but Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen and company were undeterred coming into day two.
Meanwhile, G2 were coming off of a solid performance against Luminosity Gaming in the elimination match and were looking for redemption against FaZe who had smashed them on day one.
The new G2 lineup certainly put up a stronger fight than some would have expected and Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub produced a particularly strong performance on Inferno, finishing with an impressive 32 kills.
Even that wasn’t enough to secure the first map victory, though, as FaZe eventually cruising to a 16-9 victory.
If Kenny’s first map performance wasn’t enough to grab a win, G2’s prospects looked bleak heading into Mirage and the inevitable soon happened as Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard led FaZe Clan to a comfortable 16-10 win.
The 2-0 score for FaZe means that the international roster will advance to the semifinals and face an Astralis team that has looked dominant in recent months.
G2 bows out of the competition in 5th-6th place but the Frenchmen showed some promise with their newly formed roster and will be confident that they can build upon this result in future events.
The final day of action at the ECS Season 5 Finals will begin with NRG Esports vs. Team Liquid followed by Astralis vs. FaZe Clan.
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