The Intel Grand Slam Season 4 has been all about FaZe Clan, who early on took three big victories in the first part of 2022 to set themselves up for the $1 million prize pool and the title as Intel Grand Slam winners. Only three teams have completed the milestone in CS:GO history (Astralis, Team Liquid, and NAVI). Tomorrow FaZe will get their first shot in a Grand Final to add their name to the list of legendary CS:GO teams.
FaZe earned their spot in the Grand Final despite losing the first map in a spectacular fashion. On Ancient it was NAVI who utterly destroyed FaZe. On their T-side NAVI blasted through the defense of FaZe with the help of Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev, who looked unstoppable.
The Ukrainian carried that momentum on to Nuke, but unfortunately for him, the rest of the NAVI roster did not. NAVI had their chances, but the communication seemed to be shaky from the CIS team, who lost rounds like this one, where ropz, just equipped with a USP, was able to take down NAVI.
The hopes were high before Mirage, but the decider map never really got as close, as fans of CS perhaps would have wanted. FaZe won the last map 16-9 after strong performances from Twistzz, ropz, rain, and broky.
Now, Cloud9 awaits in the Grand Final of ESL Pro League. The match tomorrow will be played as a best-of-five match. There is $200.000 in prize for first place in the tournament, but the winner will be guaranteed to take home even more. If FaZe wins they will have $1 million dollars added to their win, while Cloud9 can add $100K for spoiling FaZe’s Grand Slam win, if they are able to win the Final tomorrow.
The Grand Final will begin tomorrow at 16.00 (CET).
FaZe - NAVI 2-1
MVP: Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken - 1.37 rating / 64-37 K-D / 85.2 ADR