FaZe Triumphs Over G2 in a Thrilling CS2 Blast Premier Finals Upper Bracket Clash

FaZe Triumphs Over G2 in a Thrilling CS2 Blast Premier Finals Upper Bracket Clash

15. December 2023 by Valentin Pasetti

In an electrifying upper bracket final at the BLAST Premier World Final, FaZe outplayed G2, securing their spot in the semi-finals. This intense matchup saw both teams win their preferred maps, but it was the decider on Anubis that ultimately crowned FaZe as the victors.

FaZe’s Path to the Semi-Finals

FaZe’s victory ensures their advance to the semi-finals, where they will face the winner of the Cloud9 and MOUZ match. G2, on the other hand, is set to confront Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals, a challenge that promises to be equally exciting.

Roster Changes and Their Impact

Both FaZe and G2 have undergone recent roster changes, with David “frozen” Čerňanský replacing Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken at FaZe, and Nemanja “nexa” Isaković making a return to G2, stepping in for Justin “jks” Savage. These changes added an extra layer of unpredictability to the face-off.

Map-by-Map Breakdown: Inferno, Nuke, Anubis

  • G2’s Initial Domination on Inferno: G2 started strong on their chosen map, Inferno. Notably, cousins Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač and Nemanja ‘huNter-‘ Kovač stood out, helping G2 establish an 8-4 lead. A remarkable 1×3 clutch by Nexa further solidified their position, leading to a comfortable 13-7 closure of the map.

  • FaZe’s Comeback on Nuke: On Nuke, FaZe’s map choice, the team rallied from a four-point deficit in the first half to a stunning nine-round streak, showcasing a near-flawless CT side. Despite a “super” performance by NiKo with 30 kills, it was FaZe who emerged victorious, tying the series.

  • The Decisive Battle on Anubis: Anubis, the final map, was a showcase of skill and strategy from both teams. The match was neck-and-neck, leading to an overtime decision with a score of 16-13 in favor of FaZe. Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, FaZe’s captain, was the standout player, nearly hitting 27 kills.

Looking Ahead: The Road to Victory

With this win, FaZe not only proves their resilience but also cements their position as one of the top contenders in the CS2 Blast Premier Finals. Their journey ahead in the semi-finals is eagerly anticipated by fans and analysts alike.

An Epic Encounter Leads FaZe to the Semi-Finals

As the CS2 Blast Premier Finals continue, all eyes will be on FaZe’s next performance, as well as the outcomes of the other high-stakes matches. The blend of new team dynamics and individual brilliance is setting the stage for an unforgettable esports experience.