After FaZe Clan had taken down the #1 ranked team, NAVI, they moved on to face BIG in a BO3 semifinal. Unfortunately for FaZe, they could not keep up yesterday’s momentum. BIG took the win in two maps, knocking FaZe out of the bracket and moving on to the finals against G2.
The German squad came out swinging in their map pick of Nuke. This team absolutely dominated FaZe on T-Side which, as we all know, Nuke is a heavily CT-sided map. That just spelled destruction for FaZe after the team was only able to secure 3 round wins on the defense. BIG kept the pressure up allowing only 1 round loss during the second half. Final map score: 16:4.
Leading BIG on the scoreboard was Florian “syrsoN” Rische. On Nuke, syrsoN brought a phenomenal performance with an 1.80 HLTV Rating, and an ADR of 95.3. With the rest of his team not far behind, it was an embarrassing show for FaZe, where not a single member earned a rating above 1.00.
After being burned on Nuke, FaZe kicked it into gear on their map pick of Mirage. FaZe didn’t start the map off hot, earning only 5 rounds on the attack but flipped the script as soon as they changed sides. Both teams earned ten round wins on the defense and five on the attack, pushing the two squads into OT. Unfortunately for FaZe, BIG would be the squad to take over in double overtime. Final score: 22:19.
How Did FaZe Fall Apart?
If there is one player on this team who you cannot point to in an action of blame it’s broky. Broky is nothing short of a hero for this squad. He has consistently been at the top of the leaderboard and is always making plays for FaZe as openers and clutches. Broky was the only member of FaZe to earn a positive K/D difference and a rating above 1.0.
Looking at the opposite direction, the young rookie Bymas did not keep his performance consistent from what we saw yesterday in the match against NAVI. There were multiple plays that were crucial to FaZe’s success in rounds that Bymas had let slip. Now the full blame can’t be put onto Bymas since he was the team’s best performer on Nuke. But looking at his performance overall, there needs to be a bit more consistency. Of course, Bymas is still a rookie when it comes to playing with a top tier team like FaZe, so maybe he will grow into the role and become a name respected throughout the entire CS scene.
Now, the team BIG, who came out of nowhere, will move onto the finals against G2 on Sunday. G2 has faced off against BIG in the Group Stage winning a B03 2:1. But how will G2 fare against BIG in the finals? Will the G2 0-3 meme still reign supreme or will G2 take this opportunity to land a major victory and possibly shift up to the #1 ranked team? Only time will tell. You can check out the Grand Finals on Sunday at 8:50 EST right here.