The match began in the jungle of Ancient and was picked by Nemanja “nexa” Isakovic and OG having won their last six series on the exotic map. After a close 8-7 half in the favor of OG, the map ended up being won quite easily by the underdogs as they closed it out 16-9.
On Mirage FaZe managed to answer back after falling short on the first map. Something they did through a super strong T-side led by the Latvian machine Helvijs “broky” Saukants, who collected 16 kills (23 in total) for himself sending the series towards a third deciding map.
Inferno is always an exciting decider map, and today it was no different. OG did well in the first half to put in eight rounds on their T-side to set up a thriller ending to the match. For OG it was Shahar "flameZ" Shushan, who was leading the team with several multi-kill rounds. The Israelian had a battle with FaZe's Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken of which player would have the most impact on the server.
At 14-10, it was again flameZ with the double kill that set up his team for success. OG won the map and match 16-11 and will face Astralis tomorrow for a spot in the BLAST Fall Finals, while FaZe will have a second chance to make it through on Sunday, when they go up against the loser of the match on Saturday.
FaZe – OG | BLAST Premier Fall Groups
10-16 (Ancient) | broky – 1.46 Rating / 25-17 K-D / 94.4 ADR
16-9 (Mirage) | ropz – 1.63 Rating / 26-12 K-D / 97.5 ADR
11-16 (Inferno) | flameZ 1.43 Rating / 24-14 K-D / 87.0 ADR