Since the final of the PGL Major 2022, Navi and Faze Clan have once again faced each other in the IEM Cologne 2022 final at the Lanxess Arena mecca.
After more than a week of intense competition, the most prestigious tournament in the world CS:GO IEM Cologne 2022 has found two faces that will advance to the finals, which are the two teams that continuously stand at #1 and # 2 worlds: Navi vs Faze Clan. Considered as the top two contenders for the championship, both Navi and Faze Clan have shown a destructive form as they have never received a single defeat during their journey in Germany. With S1mple and his teammates, they in turn overcame MOUZ (2-1), NIP (2-0), Movistar Riders (2-1) before defeating rival Astralis with a score of 2-0 with Spectacular flip screen in map 2 De_Mirage. Faze Clan is no less competitive when they have not lost a single map since the beginning of the tournament despite facing strong opponents like Movistar Riders, Astralis, 00NATION, Team Spirit. The final match with the BO5 format promises to be extremely interesting. The first map to compete was De_Inferno (selected by Faze Clan) seeing Faze Clan completely superior in terms of tactics, especially when on the CT side. Karrigan and Broky constantly had very reasonable push and map situations that brought Faze an advantage in numbers, situations that called for bombing and reasonable cards and moments of ecstasy of Faze members brought important winning rounds. Navi also had a good map, but the bad shooting on the T side caused them to suffer a 13-16 defeat in the first map.
Going to the De_Overpass match map, explosive and ecstatic situations from both teams created an extremely emotional match. Twistzz had a highlight of a lifetime when 1vs3 was in a very difficult situation. However, Navi did well in the 20th round when there was a victory despite a loss in equipment, it was this round that helped the golden dragon army create a psychological and economic advantage to reverse the end. finished map 2 with a score of 16-13 with a classy 1vs2 clutch.
Entering the De_Ancient map, it was Natus Vincere’s complete dominance in the first round with the score 12-3, Electronic shot like a field when constantly creating mutations and surprising Faze Clan, he is also the who ends the opponent’s attempts to fight back. In the second green round, it seemed that Ropz had saved the entire Faze Clan with 3 kills for a 4vs2 advantage, but 12 USP-S bullets then failed to turn the round into a disaster. The 15-4 advantage was too big but still couldn’t help Navi quickly catch the victory, Faze won a circuit of 11 match points and dragged them both into the Overtime series. It was thought that Karrigan and his teammates would create a miracle, but Navi’s bravery was shown at the right time to end the extremely tense map with the score 19-16.
In the opponent’s map pick De_Mirage, Faze Clan had an exciting CT match when continuously winning important rounds that pushed Navi’s economy down to an alarming level and took a 10-5 lead. The disastrous loss of the tournament made Navi unable to hold back when Faze’s advantage was too great, the Golden Dragon accepted a 9-16 defeat. The first attack belonged to Rain when he had a series of successful gunfights to solve the difficult position for Faze and equalize the score 2-2. An exciting match with the nature of the two top teams in the world.
The match was forced to enter the De_Nuke match map, the map turned Navi into the former Major king, S1mple and his teammates entered with the attitude of avengers, they almost succeeded when they had the advantage. 14-13, but with the brilliance of superstar Twistzz in the 28th and 29th rounds when he had two ecstasy tackles that completely crushed Navi’s A-bomb. Faze Clan has successfully come back and won the championship of IEM Cologne 2022.
After IEM Cologne 2022, the world CS: GO platform enters a month of hiatus, the next high-class tournament will be BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 taking place on August 19-23.
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