Despite having been forced to play with a stand-in, FaZe Clan entered the Spodek with their guns blazing, only to whitewash Heroic here at the Semi-finals of the IEM Katowice 2022.

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Match Details

  • FaZe Clan Vs Heroic: Best of 3 Semi-Final #2
  • Event: IEM Katowice 2022
  • Event type: LAN
  • Location: Spodek Arena, Katowice – Poland.

Map Veto

  • FaZe removed Vertigo
  • Heroic removed Dust2
  • FaZe picked Inferno
  • Heroic picked Nuke
  • FaZe removed Ancient
  • Heroic removed Mirage
  • Overpass was left over

Trivia

FaZe Clan once again banked on Justin “jks” Savage as Håvard “⁠rain⁠” Nygaard tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and had to stay in isolation.

Map 1: Inferno (Pick : FaZe Clan, Winner: FaZe Clan, Final Score: 16-11)

After an incredible performance on Friday against Gambit,FaZe Clan came into the semi-finals to face Heroic. On Inferno, the Europeans looked to bring the fight tothe Danes right from the very beginning with an aggressive T side on Inferno, running away with a mammoth lead of 10-2. It all started with Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants picking up 4 kills, crippling Heroic’s reinforcements to set up the pace for FaZe. FaZe later went on to register a ballistic side once again, credits being rolled over to the 21-year-old Latvian who clutched out two rounds in quick succession in the 10th and 11th rounds respectively although Casper “CadiaN” Møller and his men got the better of FaZe who tried to crawl back into the game, helping them finish 5-10 in the first half. 

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Not much Heroic could do going into the second half despite some valiant efforts put in by Martin ‘stavn’ Lund and Ismail ‘refrezh’ Ali to open up the sites as it was the new signee Robin ‘ropz’ Kool who seemed to have ran a series of permutations and combinations with his team as FaZe secured their opponent’s map pick, 16-11 on Inferno. 

Map 2: Nuke (Pick : Heroic, Winner : FaZe Clan, Final Score : 16:5)

Nuke was a pure carbon copy of what happened on Inferno with the European mixture yet again overwhelming the Danes with an early lead only leaving the latter into shatters. With Finn “karrigan” Anderson locking up the Denmark-based squad out of the sites, he set up a perfect example of a fragging IGL who claimed a majority of real estate on Nuke, sabotaging Heroic and every trick from their Strat book. It was the duo of broky and ropz once again who set the rhythm for FaZe Clan with the Latvian pulling off havoc to help FaZe lead 10-5 in the first half. 

Heroic looked completely destitute and listless in the second half with FaZe Clan getting the better of the former, sweeping the Danes’ map pick to set up the Grand Final clash with G2 Esports. 

With that being said, FaZe Clan will now face G2 Esports in the grand finals of the IEM Katowice 2022 set to begin from 21:30 IST onwards where a Best of 5 match-ups would help determine the champions. 

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