FaZe Clan clashed with Virtus.Pro for a spot at the New Legends Stage at the PGL Major Stockholm.
Both teams came in hot with 2-0 results from day 1, giving them a chance to capitalize and make it to the next stage with a victory here. VP picked Mirage with FaZe opting for Ancient and Dust 2 was left over if a 3rd map was needed.
Mirage(FaZe 16-14 VP):
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FaZe got off to a strong start, with VP unable to post a single round, not before FaZe garnered a comfortable lead. Bringing their momentum from day 1, FaZe looked well oiled and prepared for VP on Mirage. The defense for FaZe looked on point until VP put together a comeback that gave them a fighting chance. The half ended 9-6 in favor of FaZe.
The second half had VP almost making a comeback before FaZe pulled their socks up right in the nick of time. Mareks ‘YEKINDAR’ Gaļinskis and Evgeny ‘FL1T’ Lebedev helped VP cut it close, VP took the lead for the first time at 14-13 scoreline, where FaZe turned up the heat to turn things around before closing the map with a 16-14 scoreline.
Anceint(FaZe 16- VP):
Despite having a decent first map, Anceint is where Finn “karrigan” Anderson found his stride. With a strong start on the T side, FaZe managed to pick up 9 rounds on a map that is considered heavily CT sided. Thanks to karrigan finding unreal timings on the flank that kept VP watching their back all game long, and Russel ‘twistzz’ Van Dulken hitting nothing but headshots with multikills on several occasion that kept VP on their toes.
Moving onto the CT side, FaZe looked even better, as all the stars aligned that resulted in an absoulte flawless defense. A disappointing display from Jame and co. but given their roster change in mind, a 2-1 at the major is quite commendable.
FaZe secured a spot at the new legends stage with VP falling off and in need of another win to make it there.
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