FaZe clan has finally ended their streak of losing in the finals. Faze clan defeated Astralis 3-0 in the BO5 (Best of 5 matches) at IEM Sydney 2018, CS: GO finals. Astralis put up a good show in the finals, but could not hold up much against the aggressive Faze Clan.
FaZe Clan outclassed Tyloo to book their place in the finals while Astralis defeated mouseesports to get themselves in the finals. Astralis has been the topic of discussion for emerging as one of the solid CS: GO teams in the tournament and the team with mental stability under the pressure. But all of this seems falling apart in the finals for the Astralis.
The tournament final stage was set up at Sydney on these maps respectively
1. FaZe removed Nuke
2. Astralis removed Mirage
3. FaZe picked Cache
4. Astralis picked Overpass
5. FaZe picked Train
6. Astralis picked Inferno
7. Dust2 was left over
IEM Sydney 2018, Finals Results
On the first map Cache, both the teams showed great composure and strategy and taking the scoreline to the overtime. Final scoreline for the Cache Map stands 19 Faze :17 Astralis (10T:5 CT; 5 CT:10 T) (4:2). On the first map, GuardiaN (Ladislav Kovacs) picks up 32 kills for the Faze clan and on the other side Xyp9x ( Andreas Hojsleth) snatched impressive 31 kills for Astralis. On this map, both the teams showed great competitiveness but in the end, FaZe snatched the map in the overtime.
On the second map Overpass, both teams fought neck to neck and gave their everything to win the map for their team. This map also went to overtime, with the final scoreline of 22 Faze: 20 Astralis (10 CT: 5 T; 5 T:10 CT ) (7:5). On this map, Magisk ( Emil Reif) snatched the most kills for his team, but still lost the map at the hands of FaZe clan.
On the third map train, everything was set up in the right place for closing the game 3-0. They have the confidence of winning the first two maps, but as the third map started FaZe clan finds it pearls falling off from threads and their strategy seems fuzzy. Astralis thrashed the FaZe clan with the score of 10-0 and it was seeming, we are likely to see the fourth map. Astralis seems to find their track and it was all working for them with gla1ve leading the kills for his team. But in sudden turnover of events, Astralis found themselves in a disastrous scoreline of 14-14, with GuardiaN, Niko and rain, doing hefty damages to the opponents round by round. Astralis seems to lost the momentum at that point, and as being on the Terrorist side, they were hiding behind the smoke and going in the last 20-25 seconds to plant the bomb, wherein FaZe team was waiting to snipe them out. It was truly extraordinary for FaZe to pull from 10-0 to 16-14 of final score on the train map.
FaZe Clan Vs Astralis, IEM Sydney 2018
Dust 2: 0-0
IEM 2018 Sydney Watch Online, Live Stream
Faze IEM Sydney 2018 winners
CS:GO – Astralis vs. FaZe [Cache] Map 1, IEM Sydney 2018
CS:GO – Astralis vs. FaZe [Overpass] Map 2 – GRAND FINAL – IEM Sydney 2018
Watch CS:GO – Astralis vs. FaZe [Overpass] Map 2 – GRAND FINAL – IEM Sydney 2018 from ESL_CSGO on www.twitch.tv
CS:GO – Astralis vs. FaZe [Train] Map 3 – GRAND FINAL – IEM Sydney 2018