Antwerp (AP) – FaZe Clan have won the “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” PGL Major Antwerp tournament. The team had to work hard in a thrilling final against Natus Vincere, but in the end they won 2-0 (19:16; 16:10) and took the title in one of the most important tournaments in the season.
“Whatever we’ve been through in this team, we have a positive attitude. We can lose a set five to one opponent and we’d still win the next one,” German-Danish FaZe captain Finn “karrigan” Andersen said. . Interview after the IM game. “I’m proud to call these people my teammates. Happy to be here, FaZe is my family.”
Counter-Strike Major: the best teams in the world in the final
In the final of the major tournament, recognized and supported as such by the CS:GO developer Valve, Navi and FaZe met the two best teams in the world in the unofficial ranking of the Internet portal “HLTV.org”. FaZe had won the title in both IEM Katowice and ESL Pro League this season. After winning the Major in Stockholm last year, Navi entered the tournament as the defending champion, once again qualifying for the final despite a season without a title so far.
FaZe got off to a better start on the first map, initially securing a comfortable 10-5 lead. But in the second half, Navi took control and moved closer and closer to the series lead. FaZe narrowly escaped in overtime, won it clear and got the first map.
CS:GO major: s1mple remains pale in the final
So Navi was under pressure on their own map selection, but FaZe proved to be the more alert team. Once again Navi, whose Ukrainian star player Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliv remained rather pale, had to fight a 5:10 deficit. It even worked on the defender’s side at first. However, FaZe prevented a comeback and were allowed to claim the trophy later.
After the bitter final loss at Eleague Major 2018 in Boston, where FaZe awarded match points against Cloud9, this is the organization’s first major title and probably the organization’s biggest success on the CS:GO scene so far. ‘now. Team captain and announcer Karrigan, 32, has become the oldest player to achieve this.
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