FaZe Clan Wins PGL Major Antwerp 2022

Posted on May 23, 2022

After nearly two weeks of back-and-forth action, PGL Major Antwerp 2022 has finally come to an end. We have seen a lot of surprises, but in the end, two teams that were labeled as the biggest favorites to go all the way clashed heads. In this piece, you will find out what happened to FaZe during their insane PGL Major run so do not miss out.

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Road to Winning PGL Major Antwerp 2022

Even though karrigan and his squad did not have to start from the Challengers Stage, they still had a long run in front of themselves. When it comes to esports betting, FaZe Clan was rated as the slight favorite with the odds of them going all the way being set to 2.6 by top esports operators.

Legends Stage

Their first stage of the PGL Major started with a defeat to ENCE Esports. However, they bounced right back with a solid performance against Bad News Eagles whom they decimated on Ancient.

They also looked on a level above Cloud9(former Gambit) as they stomped them on Nuke leaving them with nothing more than 8 rounds to their name. After the best of one match, FaZe Clan struggled against the Copenhagen Flames. Even though they lost the first map, somehow they pulled through with two solid showings on Ancient and Nuke.

Champions Stage

We know that there are no second chances in the Champions Stage of a CS:GO Major. Quarterfinals saw a lot of action as FaZe Clan was matched against Ninjas in Pyjamas. Once again they showed how good they can be on Nuke as they grabbed a 1-0 lead.

The fact that FaZe struggled on Overpass was a bit worrisome for their fans. When it came to PGL Major Antwerp betting, no one was expecting NIP to beat FaZe over the course of three maps, and luckily for the punters, karrigan was able to rally his troops as they secured victories on Inferno. and Mirage.

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Their bout against the Swedish-based esports organization proved that FaZe Clan has a deep enough map pool to compete against anyone. This fact was proven in the semifinals where FaZe played against Team Spirit, a team that has come into the Legends Stage as the biggest underdog.

Yet again, FaZe did not struggle on Mirage, but their performance was poor on Dust II, especially against a team that is not better than them in any department of Counter-Strike. However, they were able to edge things out in a real nail-biter with a final score of 25-23.

From our point of view, it was all over during the map veto. Natus Vincere allowed both Inferno and Nuke into the pool. Since FaZe Clan looked solid on these two maps, in particular, we knew that Na’Vi would have a hard time in the grand final.

Even though they gave them a run for their money, FaZe Clan got the better of Natus Vincere in crucial rounds as they secured a 1-0 lead for themselves. Nuke was straightforward and it never looked like s1mple and co. had a chance on this map. Final score on Nuke, 16-10.

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