Complexity falls to FaZe
Faze is never an easy matchup, especially when it's their moment to prove that this is the Faze era. There could not be a harder matchup for Complexity who had looked promising in the group stage. It is safe to say that they were far from favorites. However, Complexity was out to shock everyone, with a dominant display on Overpass followed by a gruellingly close loss on Inferno but in the end it was not enough to overcome the best team in the world.
On Overpass thing started off as you would expect, with Faze taking an early lead and looking dominant whilst doing it. However, Complexity was able to fight their way back into, with some impressive mid-round calls that gave them the upper hand. Led by an in-form, Michael "Grim" Wince, Complexity was able to win the first half 8-7 and set themselves up for the CT-side. Things just continued to get better. The CT-sided defense held strong, and as Grim continued to play well, the rest of the squad chopped into tip Complexity over the edge. The NA team won 16-9 on their pick and went into Inferno with a hop in their step.
Faze had the excuse of Overpass not being their pick but going into Inferno they had no such excuses, and still Complexity had a flying start. With some big multi-kills from Just "FaNg" Coakley and continued displays of dominance from Grim, the NA team kept pushing towards victory. After a great start, Complexity held the first-half lead 10-5. Going into the T-side it was time for them to put things to bed. Despite Faze winning the pistol off the back of some crisp shooting from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken, Complexity did not look as if holding back was an option. Grim continued to shine ending with 32 kills on the map but FaZe mounted a comeback. Complexity had opportunities to close things out but just could not find the willpower too. In the end they let the map slip out of their grasp, losing 16-14.
Going into the third map there was a feeling in the air that Complexity had let their chance to beat the HLTV number one ranked team in the world out of their grasp. Any momentum that the NA team had was gone and FaZe made sure of it as they continued where they left off on the other two maps and won both pistols. Complexity struggled to find their way into the game but showed some signs off life, ending the first half 10-5. In the second however things did not click, another lost pistol led to an even bigger deficit that they could not recover from. Despite some signs of life at the end of the match, FaZe won 16-8.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaard||71 - 47||+24||88.1||73.4%||1.35|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken||54 - 48||+6||82.2||79.7%||1.17|
|Robin 'ropz' Kool||51 - 47||+4||67.5||67.1%||1.01|
|Helvijs 'broky' Saukants||48 - 50||-2||62.0||73.4%||0.96|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersen||42 - 52||-10||71.5||68.4%||0.94|
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Michael 'Grim' Wince||73 - 52||+21||95.6||72.2%||1.37|
|Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli||47 - 52||-5||65.5||70.9%||1.01|
|Ricky 'floppy' Kemery||41 - 51||-10||61.1||65.8%||0.91|
|Justin 'FaNg' Coakley||45 - 56||-11||63.6||68.4%||0.86|
|Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou||38 - 55||-17||52.7||64.6%||0.78|
In the end, FaZe could not be stopped. The heavy favorites will now be looking to their next match on Thursday at 01:00PM against Cloud9.