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FaZe CSGO pull off nine-round winstreak vs Liquid with insane clutches

Published: 1/Feb/2020 21:52

by Scott Robertson


In a classic map just two days into the Blast Premier Spring 2020 season, FaZe Clan’s CS:GO roster put together their own personal single-half highlight reel, with Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač, Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, and others pulling off multiple clutches across nine straight rounds.

It’s only fitting that FaZe, an esports organization that is synonymous with highlight reels, created their own montage of monster plays from just a single half of a CSGO map.

With wins over Ninjas in Pyjamas and MIBR respectively, both FaZe Clan and Team Liquid faced each other in the Upper Bracket final of BLAST Premier Spring’s Group A.

In map one, FaZe’s pick of Dust2, the international lineup of stars found themselves trailing to the North American lineup that dominated the first half of 2019. But after going down 5-1, FaZe went on an insane run of nine straight rounds with a myriad of crazy clutches from their best players.

In the eighth round, FaZe’s most recent addition in Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants came up huge for his new club, with four massive AWP kills to single-handedly claim the round for his team.

One of those came through the box on the A site, while his final one emulated the iconic s1mple AWP toss.

Two rounds later, in the middle of the map, NiKo turned around what was nearly a disastrous round for FaZe with a clean triple via the Krieg, tying the map.

In the 14th round, coldzera one-upped his Bosnian teammate, with a vicious 4k with the Krieg from the B site tunnels, only needing to use the scope once in the process. He was so fired up he rose out of his chair to get the London studio crowd involved.

On Dust2, a dominant T-side half is almost an assured win, and with the momentum that they carried over from an electric first fifteen rounds, FaZe claimed the first map of the best-of-three, 16-12. NiKo and coldzera’s strong performance, fueled by their incredible clutches, were key to the victory.

FaZe look to continue building momentum in 2020, and BLAST events are their wheelhouse. In 2019, they won both BLAST Copenhagen and Miami, and lost in the grand finals of BLAST Los Angeles.

FaZe Clan CSGO holding BLAST trophy
FaZe Clan took home two BLAST trophies in 2019 in Miami and Copenhagen.

That BLAST LA loss, as well as their Global Final semifinals loss, came against Team Liquid. With the clutch-riddled performance they just had, they’re a map closer to getting a portion of revenge.

A win in their group stage would put them in a high seed at the Spring 2020 finals.


Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo


The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.