The winner of the last Major, FaZe Clan is coming to IEM Rio Major 2022 to win the second Major of the year. FaZe’s form didn’t drop since Antwerp, and they are definitely one of the strongest favourites in Brazil. Let’s take a look at what they’ve been doing and what they can offer at the Major.
FaZe Clan’s roster already consisted of legendary names, but the roster including rain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz and coach RobbaN will definitely go down in history as one of the strongest rosters ever. They are looking to get another Major after failing to win one for so long before Antwerp.
FaZe Clan’s victory in Antwerp
Although the year 2021 was dominated by Natus Vincere, with the affect of war in Ukraine, their performance dropped, and FaZe Clan was there to fill the absence of a dominant team. They started the year 2022 with two impressive victories, IEM Katowice and ESL Pro League Season 15.
Their run in PGL Major Antwerp 2022 started with a loss against ENCE, but the team managed to go on and defeat Bad News Eagles, Cloud9 and Copenhagen Flames to advance to the playoffs. There, they would face NIP in the first round and have to stay invincible until the final.
Ninjas in Pyjamas did take one map away from FaZe Clan, but they seemed to be in control the whole series, losing the only map 13-16. Following that, they crushed Team Spirit after a 25-23 Dust 2 with three overtimes, heading to the final with a 2-0 victory.
NAVI also had a easy passage to the finals, but FaZe Clan were definitely ready to take on this magnificent team. Starting with a 19-16 overtime victory on Inferno, FaZe Clan broke Natus Vincere and moved on to the championship on Nuke.
Road to Rio Major
The time after the Antwerp Major wasn’t perfect for FaZe, but they showed that they are still good definitely. IEM Dallas and BLAST Premier Spring Finals ended early for them, finishing 5th-6th in both. They also took a second place finish in Roobet Cup, losing against BIG.
However, they came back just before the player break to defeat Natus Vincere 3-2 and win the IEM Cologne. With this victory, FaZe gave the message: they are still the Major champions. FaZe’s EPL Season 16 run ended in quarter-finals, but their perfect performance in the RMR before the Major should compensate for that loss.
Rio Major starts soon
FaZe Clan is coming to Rio Major, and the tournament will start on October 31 with the clash of the Challengers Stage teams. IEM Rio Major 2022 offers a $1,250,000 prize pool, plus a percentage of the stickers sold to the players and teams. You can visit Luckbox to find out more about Rio Major, and find the live streams for the matches. Sign up now to claim your 100% bonus before placing your bets.
FaZe Clan will enter the Major in the Legends Stage with teams like NAVI and Ninjas in Pyjamas. This means they will play only one swiss system bracket before the playoffs. They will take on teams with strong forms recently, such as Team Vitality, Cloud9 and Outsiders, if they manage to make it to the Legends Stage.