The ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational ended with a thrilling grand final. Team FaZe claimed the victory over team Cloud 9 after the loss in match 1.

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The comeback of PaZe

Match 1, which featuring map Mirage, was a nightmare for team FaZe. After being led 1-14, team FaZe showed some comeback effort but team Cloud 9 still ended the first match with the score of 16-3.

Coming to match 2 (featuring map Inferno), the situation changed 360 degrees for team FaZe. They lead the match 6-1 with stronger coordination between players. The European team managed to keep an extremely tight defensive formation after that, which result to a huge lead of 11-4. FaZe were not happy to let the game run out of control and picked up the pace, eventually hitting map point thanks to a sensational round by Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, who picked up three AWP kills on 1 hp. Cloud9 still attempted a response, but just when FaZe's fans were having flashbacks of last year's Boston Major final, the European team locked down the map with nothing but pistols.

To the final match (map Train), after the 2-2 beginning, the Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács show began. The Slovakian star brought Cloud9's streak to an end with a quad-kill in an eco round before pulling off a 1v4 clutch to complete an ace. FaZe used that momentum to run all over the home side's defense and cruised to an 11-4 lead, with GuardiaNending the half with 20 kills.

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Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács

Things then went from bad to worse for Cloud9, who lost the opening three rounds of the second half. Still, they refused to throw in the towel and got their first round on the board thanks to a 1v2 clutch by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist. The Swedish player tried to inspire his team to make a miraculous comeback, similar to Fnatic's in last year's IEM Katowice final, but Cloud9's resistance came to an end in the 25th round following another great round by GuardiaN, who racked up 34 kills on this map.

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Recap of the final and the tournament