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Luci Kelemen
Written By: Luci Kelemen

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Sep 27, 2019

Though it was clear from the start that this is going to be far from the finished article from the international side, no one would have expected them to go out in such toothless fashion, finishing with only 37 rounds across the four maps they’ve played.

FaZe’s coldz-era began with a massive disappointment as they were unable to even reach the playoffs of ESL One New York. With the lineup only finalized a day before the event, it wasn’t much of a surprise to see them struggle against a tactically well-versed side like EG, but the individual performances from players like NiKo and coldzera were a cause for concern on day 1. The Bosnian finished the first series with a -21 K/D, by far his worst showing of the year so far as his team went on to lose 16-12 on Nuke and 16-6 on Vertigo.

It would get worse on day 2 with no time left to make up for deficiencies as FaZe were massacred by OpTic in the Group A elimination match, losing 16-11 on Nuke and 16-8 on Dust 2, leaving the event without a single map win. This time, it was coldzera who underperformed in the series, ending on a -22 K/D against the Danes.

FaZe Clan were in 15th place on the September 23rd HLTV rankings, and they are likely going to slip further down by the time ESL One New York concludes.

Photo credit: HLTV

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