FaZe takes home the glory18th Sep 2017 |
After a rough start for the new roster in DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017. FaZe managed to find their game and claim the glory in the prestigious event ESL One New York.
FaZe with a lineup consisting of Håvard “rain” Nygaard, Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács, Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, Finn “karrigan” Andersen and Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer beat Team Liquid in the final to take home the $125,000 first prize.
ESL One New York gave viewers a lot of entertaining match-ups and surprising results as FaZe completely ran through their opposition by beating Virtus.pro in the opener and then finishing off karrigan’s old team Astralis to make it to the playoffs.
Four teams made it to the playoffs and we saw two interesting match-ups. In the first match, we saw Team Liquid take on SK Gaming. On the first map Inferno, the CT side Liquid took home the pistol round and continued to impress by putting themselves ahead with 11-4 in the first half and taking home the map with 22-18. SK Gaming picked themselves together on the second map Overpass before Liquid managed to secure their place in the final on the deciding map Cobblestone with 16-14.
In the second playoff match, we found Cloud9 with stewie2k in the line-up against FaZe Clan. FaZe immediately showed that they are the real deal by winning six of the first seven rounds. In a rather quick fashion, FaZe brushed off Cloud9 on two maps to secure their place in the Final.
Final between FaZe Clan and Team Liquid
FaZe showed no signs of slowing down in the final. FaZe’s sturdy defense proved to be too hard for Team Liquid as they simply couldn’t find a way to break it down. FaZe put their skills to use and eventually took home all three maps to send Team Liquid home. NiKo had a great day picking up 68 kills and was rightfully crowned MVP of the whole tournament.