FaZe faces elimination at the StarLadder CSGO Major

Renegades have secured a 2-1 victory over FaZe in the second elimination series of the day at the Berlin Major.

The battle of survival for the two teams began at Mirage. The Australian team took a win in the early pistol round and managed to get a 3-0 lead only to be shut down by Olof “olofmiester” Kajbjer picking up a quad kill with his AWP to secure FaZe their first round. Renegades performed well regardless and managed to keep their composure to put up a score of 9-6. FaZe managed to get the pistol round on the T-side thanks to an insane glock quad kill coming out from olofmeister. FaZe and Renegades traded rounds back to back until a 1v2 clutch from Håvard “rain” Nygaard allowed FaZe to secure map point on Mirage. However, the success of FaZe was short-lived as Renegades took 3 rounds back to back and forced the map into overtime. In overtime, Renegades outclassed FaZe and secured a 22-19 win with the first map in their name.

Map two for the day was Nuke. FaZe started off with a very strong T-side thanks to the contributions of Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, rain and olofmeister and allowed them to secure a 13-2 lead in the first half. The second half went as expected, Renegades were overwhelmed by FaZe and only managed a single round win. The second map concluded with a 16-3 win for FaZe and the series being drawn out 1-1.

The third map was Vertigo. Even on Vertigo FaZe managed to build up momentum and took a 7-0 lead early on. The momentum that FaZe built up was cut short thanks to a triple kill coming out from Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai. The first half ended with FaZe taking a 10-5 lead. The second half went all wrong for FaZe as Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad and Aaron “AZR” Ward opened up with double kills in the pistol round with their USP-S. FaZe tried their best to prevent Renegades from securing a comeback but their combined effort was cut short by an outstanding triple kill from jkaem in the 17th round. With the score tied 14-14, FaZe lost a crucial round and was left with poor economy which resulted in them losing to Renegades 14-16 on the third map.

The series thus concluded with a 2-1 victory for Renegades over FaZe in the BO3 elimination series at the Berlin Major.

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