Credit: ESL and Helena Kristiansson
For the fifth LAN tournament in a row, FaZe will take part in the Grand Final, after they defeated MOUZ in the first semi-final of the day in Katowice.
It was one-way traffic from the get-go on Nuke. It was the three former MOUZ players, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Robin "ropz" Kool, and David "frozen" Čerňanský that spearheaded a potent FaZe offensive. A 13-3 win told the story of a very composed and strong looking FaZe roster.
MOUZ took a hit in the first map, and it did not go better in the first half of Ancient. A 10-2 lead for FaZe left MOUZ believers in a rough state. An excellent second half from Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo and Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás gave some much needed hope back on the young roster, but in the end, it was not enough.
The second semi-final of the day saw Danil "donk" Kryshkovets and Spirit go up against Team Falcons. With the insane performances from the young Spirit rifler, all eyes were on Danil "donk" Kryshkovets to witness his first Arena match. And he didn’t disappoint. Spirit came out blazing and blew Falcons out of the server. Danil "donk" Kryshkovets was leading the pack once again, and was the main factor in Spirit stealing Falcons’s map pick. It was only Alvaro "SunPayus" Garcia, who truly gave Spirit problems during the 21 rounds it took Spirit to win 13-8.
On Ancient it was once again Spirit in full control. A 9-3 lead was converted to a 13-3 win. Spirit and Danil "donk" Kryshkovets will now go up against FaZe tomorrow in the Grand Final of IEM Katowice.
FaZe – MOUZ 2-0
Spirit – Falcons 2-0
17.00: Spirit – FaZe (Grand Final, bo5)