FaZe Clan win ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017

FaZe Clan faced Astralis in the final of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 and took home a 2-0 win and $500,000 USD.  FaZe edged out the opposition 16-14 on Cache and then rolled on to a confident 16-7 win on Overpass.

ELEAGUE 2017 CSGO Premier Champions FaZe Clan / ELEAGUE

It was a familiar finish for Finn “Karrigan” Andersen, who was playing against his former teammates in the final.  After the match he explained how his familiarity with the opposition helped him recover after a slow start:

“We knew we could come back [after being down during the first map]. I have played on Astralis, so I know how they handle certain situations.”

Final Placements

Place USD Team
 1st $500,000  FaZe Clan
 2nd $150,000  Astralis
 3rd-4th $70,000  Cloud9
5th-8th $35,000  G2 Esports
 Team EnVyUs
9th-12th $8,750  Natus Vincere
 Ninjas in Pyjamas
 SK Gaming
13th-16th $8,750  Renegades
 Team Liquid

So what’s next for FaZe? The team will be traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia to play in the wildcard qualifier for Epicenter 2017, a $500,000 tournament. The team will have to get through Liquid, Tyloo, and Vega Squadron to make it, but Håvard “rain” Nygaard says they’re ready:

“We will keep playing at this level, and most importantly, we will keep playing as a team. Our success is all about our collective effort.”

The next CS:GO event for ELEAGUE will be the ELEAGUE Major : Boston, the first CS:GO major tournament of 2018.

Feature photo courtesy of ELEAGUE.