FaZe Clan Win ESL One Belo Horizonte $200,000 CS:GO Tournament – Final Placements

Calum Patterson

Two top European squads faced off in the Grand Final of the $200,000 ESL One Belo Horizonte tournament, with FaZe Clan coming out on top on mousesports

The tournament saw eight of the best teams from around the world descend on the sunny Brazilian city, including rival Brazilian teams SK Gaming and Não Tem Como (NTC).

NTC struggled in the group stage however, as did Canadian side Ghost Gaming, while German’s BIG and the top Turkish team Space Soldiers finished third in their respective groups.

With only the top two teams from each group advancing to the elimination bracket, it really was four of the world’s best facing off.

SK Gaming looked better than the recent form would have indicated, winning a close match against Space Soldiers in groups, but were fairly comfortably beaten by mousesports in the semi final match.

On the other side of the bracket, likely the best North American team currently, Team Liquid, took on the star studded FaZe Clan lineup, who had Jorgen “cromen” Robertson filling in for the inactive Olof “Olofmiester” Kajbjer.

FaZe demolished Liquid on the first map 16-3, and despite Liquid taking map two narrowly, FaZe advanced to the final with a 2-1 win.

So Mouseports and FaZe met up in the grand final, a best of five match that went all the way to the deciding fifth map.

FaZe started strong with a 16-6 win, but mousesports immediately bounced back winning two close maps in a row. FaZe forced the fifth map with a 16-9 win on Mirage.

It was only fitting that the final map took place on the recently returning legendary map Dust2, and FaZe were dominant on the T side, winning 16-8 to win the championship.

ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1st FaZe Clan $100,000
2nd Mousesports $40,000
3-4th SK Gaming $17,000
3-4th Team Liquid $17,000
5-6th Space Soldiers $8,000
5-6th BIG $8,000
7-8th Não Tem Como $5,000
7-8th Ghost Gaming $5,000

About The Author

Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he's also an expert in popular shooters like Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.