FaZe Clan played their first game under Filip “NEO” Kubski’s leadership today against his former team, Virtus Pro.
The encounter opened the fourth week of ECS season seven and Virtus Pro had no difficulty at all beating FaZe and their old captain.
Virtus Pro chose Nuke as the first map. They played a decent T-side half, but some small errors put them at a 10-5 disadvantage. The Poles fought back, though, winning 11 rounds in a row mostly thanks to Michał “snatchie” Rudzki’s AWP. FaZe didn’t pause the game and kept getting picked apart with their fast strats. The game finished 16-10 in favor of Virtus Pro and snatchie was the best player by a mile with 31 kills.
FaZe played a much better T-side on Overpass and quickly won seven rounds in a row by exploiting the B bomb site. Virtus Pro reacted in the end and snatchie even got an ace in round 12. The Poles lost the half 9-6 but started turning it around as soon as they secured the second pistol round and won seven rounds in a row themselves. Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer looked on point and carried FaZe to the final map with 28 kills.
A good pistol round conversion by Virtus Pro started the action on Mirage and they dominated FaZe’s defense in the beginning to take a 9-6 lead. The second pistol and the following rounds went Virtus Pro’s way as they gained momentum in this map. The Poles won seven rounds in a row and claimed the series by taking Mirage 16-6.
This is an embarrassing result for FaZe Clan, even if it was NEO’s first official match with the team. Virtus Pro are only the fifth-best team in Poland, according to the HLTV rankings, and the organization just reshaped its roster with the additions of Arek “Vegi” Nawojski and Michal “OKOLICIOUZ” Glowaty.
With this result, Virtus Pro advance to the semifinals of the fourth week of ECS season seven. They’ll play tomorrow against AVANGAR at 1pm CT.