FaZe Clan has managed to take home $125,000 after winning their first tournament as a team and organisation in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by beating Astralis in the StarSeries Season 3 Grand Finals.
The finals took place as a best of three which you can watch via VoD on the StarSeries YouTube channel.
Starting off, it seemed that the picks and bans were in Astralis’ favour as the last two maps were Nuke and Inferno, both Astralis strong picks. The team had already proven worthy on Mirage in recent weeks, something they re-lived by winning 16-14 on the map early on.
The second map was Nuke, a pick by Astralis which they were expected to win but Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey and Aleksi “allu” Jalli on FaZe upset the balance by helping to take the team a convincing 16 to 6 win. This brought the score to 1 round each.
The third and deciding map was Inferno. Astralis looked confident on defence taking 10 of the rounds. On the side switch, FaZe picked up their game and when they reached 30 rounds at 15 to 15, the finals went into extra rounds. After that, the teams went back and forth winning rounds to be 17 to 17 rounds. That is when FaZe stepped up their game and ended up with the overall win taking 19 rounds compared to Astralis’ 17 rounds.
Here is how FaZe and Astralis made their way to the finals of StarSeries Season 3 and the final outcome.
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