FaZe kicked off the tournament with a loss to Cloud9, but bounced back with victories over compLexity and BIG to earn a nostalgic grand final rematch against the ELEAGUE Major Boston champions.
GuardiaN believes that his team has a shot to be a contender for the Major title.
In post-match interview with the AWPer, HLTV discussed the team’s adaptation throughout the tournament, Nikola “NiKo” Kovač’s growth as an in-game leader, Håvard “rain” Nygaard’s insane 1v3 eco and the rematch against Cloud9 in the grand final.
It feels good to win. This has also been great practice right before the Major because they played a lot of best-of-threes here. The games were close and they know what they are capable of… even down 13-14 on Overpass [against Cloud9] we can still come back. I think we showed great results. Even if they had not won here, we would not be sad or anything, we would still have gained a lot of experience before the Major.
This tournament will be a very good boost to FaZe, who have had a patchy few months, and would now look to build on this performance into the Katowice Major next month. As for Cloud9, while it is a tough pill to swallow, there are many positives to take from the event as they too look to develop with their recent roster changes.