ELEAGUE S2: Virtus.Pro lost out to FaZe Clan
In the final match of the quarter-final stage within the Playoffs, we were able to witness a clash between Virtus.Pro and FaZe Clan.
Blazing triple-kill by TaZ
The game kicked off on de_nuke — a choice of the Polish five. FaZe picked up the pistol-round and following anti-eco, but were smashed in the first gun-round [1:2]. Then VP retook the initiative and prevailed in nine rounds at a run [10:2]. Eventually, FaZe Clan were defeated in the first half with [12:3].
T-sided, players from FaZe lost the pistol-round, but realized «force» [13:4]. Picking up a risky buy, Virtus.Pro re-seized a control over the match and finished Nuke with a victorious score of [16:4].
«-5» by pashaBiceps
The match was resumed on the pick of FaZe Clan — map de_overpass. The starting three rounds went to FaZe [0:3]. Then, the Polish five carried a winning run, which lasted for six rounds [6:3]. Before a changeover, the European squad improved their position, decreasing the backlog to a minimum [8:7].
In the second half, FaZe went on, gaining points, thus leveling the score and moving forward. In a further game, Virtus.Pro failed to punch through the enemy's defense, so FaZe Clan won Overpass with a final score of [10:16].
rain and his «-3», while defending А-plant
The decider-map was de_cache. Starting for the CT-side, VP overpowered the opponent in the pistol's and two anti-eco's [3:0]. After a victory in the device-round, FaZe Clan started gradually playing back, soon securing the lead [4:5]. Following the same pace, FaZe picked up the first half and outscored the Poles in three points [6:9].
Avenging their defeat in the second pistol-round, Virtus.Pro carried a winning streak, thus approaching the rival as close as possible [9:10]. Then the teams were playing on an equal footing, so the score was tied for a few times. However, the last word was still said by FaZe Clan, who secured and realized a single match-point [14:16].
Thus, FaZe move ahead. The European squad is up to fight against OpTic Gaming for an advance to the Grand-finals of ELEAGUE S2. Virtus.Pro leave the tournament on 5-8th place.