BLAST Premier World Final team spotlight: FaZe Clan

After being denied victory at the Fall Finals, FaZe Clan are heading into the BLAST Premier World Finals on December 14-18, and they're absolutely a team you'll want to keep your eye on.

As the top-ranked team on the BLAST Premier World Leaderboard with a total of 17600 points, FaZe are one of the clear favourites of the eight teams at this year's World Final, and fans are expecting big things from them this month.

The American team has earned its place as the number one CS:GO team on the planet through a fantastic performance in 2022, with a number of tournament wins under their belt this year. Just in 2022 alone, FaZe Clan has won the Intel Extreme Masters XVI in Katowice, the ESL Pro League Season 15, the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and the Intel Extreme Masters XVII.

It's an impressive track record, though not one without its setbacks. The team gave a disappointing performance Intel Extreme Masters Rio Major back in November. FaZe were knocked out in the group stage following a 1-2 defeat to Bad News Eagles, leaving them in 15-16th place, despite high expectations for them coming into the Major. It was a heartbreaking showing for the team, setting the record for the worst defending champion run in history with a 0-3 record.

FaZe Clan clearly seem to be on the resurgence, however. They came into the BLAST Premier Fall Finals strong, earning a pass to the semifinals through back-to-back victories in the Group stage against OG and Heroic, before securing their place in the grand final through a 2-1 victory over Ninjas in Pyjamas.

That fantastic run was stopped short by Heroic in the grand final however, who were crowned the Fall Finals champions in a 2-1 victory over the American team.

Still, it's a promising return to form and one that they'll be looking to keep up as they head to Abu Dhabi this month. As one of the most popular teams on the CS:GO scene, all eyes will be on the FaZe Clan roster - consisting of Håvard "rain" Nygaard, Helvijs "broky" Saukants, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Robin "ropz" Kool alongside coach Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström.

Their first match at the World Final will be against G2, taking place at 1pm GST on December 14. Time will tell if they can keep up their improved performance.

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