FACEIT League Stage Two coverage


One more CS:GO tournament will be held on 16-18 July, namely, the grand final of FACEIT LEAGUE STAGE TWO, conducted within the framework of DreamHack Open Valencia. Unlike ESWC 2015, all the main leaders of the world's pro-scene will participate in the event: Sweden fnatic, DenmarkTeam SoloMid and Poland Virtus.pro. Ukraine Natus Vincere is among them.

Final placements:

top 1 st place — United States TSM — $40 000

top 2 nd place— Denmark Cloud9 — $20 000

top 3 top 4 rd/th place — Ukraine Natus VincereSweden fnatic — $10 000





18th of July

  • 23:20 - Thank you for following the coverage, which has been provided by Germany noxilicious for the past three days. Feel free to leave some feedback or comments, if you want to!
  • 23:15 - That concludes our report from the sunny Spain Valencia in Spain. Thanks to all those who were cheering for Ukraine Natus Vincere and supported them. We hope to see our guys winning another tournament and bringing home another trophy. See you soon!
  • 23:10 - Congratulations to the champions, Denmark Team SoloMid!

  • 23:05 - United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 didn't stand a single chance. Denmark TSM finished them without mercy on the second half. They win de_mirage with 16:2 - the overall map score is 2:0. Therefore Denmark Team SoloMid is the DH Open Valencia champion, congratulations!


  • 23:00 - The Danes did a very good job on the CT side! United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 must play with the same confidence and same skill to have a shot for a comeback.

  • 22:45 - Denmark TSM has built up a quick 6:0 lead. United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 decides to take a short timeout.

  • 22:38 - The second - potentially last - map of the match has just started, the teams are ready to go!

  • 22:17 - 16:14 is the result for de_cache! Both teams show their best skill, with Denmark TSM having the upper hand - they win both halfs with 8:7. The next map is de_mirage.

  • 21:55 - With one round advantage, Denmark TSM wins the first half.

  • 21:35 - The Danish squad takes the pistol round!
  • 21:30 - Finals just started!

  • 21:05 - The teams won't fight just for the glory. A trophy and prize money awaits the winner:
  • 20:55 - The match of the matches will start in ten minutes! Both teams will play on de_cache, de_mirage and de_dust2.
  • 20:40 - Who will win the grand finals? Will Denmark TSM come out on top and become the back-to-back champions or will United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 claim their first championship in their third attempt? Let us know what you think!
  • 20:05 - United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 did it! They fought their way into the grand final. In the extra rounds they have shown great defense which allowed the Americans to beat the Swedes! This is the third final in a row for the five guys from America. The last match series of the tournament will start at 21:05 CEST - in one hour.

  • 19:45 - They have done it! With some incredible actions Sweden fnatic manages to get the draw on de_train.

  • 19:38 - Now the Swedes from Sweden fnatic need a short break. Another timeout. They are close to losing the game!

  • 19:32 - The Americans decide to take a short timeout.

  • 19:20 - The first half was won by United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9. Six more wins and they will advance to the grand finals!

  • 18:59 - de_train has just started! Sweden fnatic manages to win the pistol round.

  • 18:37 - The Americans don't waste much time and finish off Sweden fnatic quickly! 16:7 is the final score for de_mirage. The next map will be de_train.

  • 18:26 - So far United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 didn't have many problems. They score a pretty convincing 11:4 in the first half.

  • 18:07 - Finally the problems have been solved! Game continues.
  • 17:50 - The game has been paused as the players can hear the commentators. They can't hear each other though but hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  • 17:39 - United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 starts off with a B-rush and wins the pistol round!
  • 17:25 - The maps for the match between the Swedish and American players have been determined. de_mirage, de_train and de_dust2 will be played! Have we seen those maps in that order before?
  • 16:50 - Statistics for the match between Ukraine Natus Vincere and Denmark TSM:


  • 16:40 - The next semi-final between United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 and Sweden fnatic will start in 50 minutes. Will the Americans beat the famous Swedish squad or will their journey at this tournament end in the semi-finals? We will find out in a bit.
  • 16:33 - Unfortunately Ukraine Natus Vincere was not able to come back and win enough rounds. Denmark TSM wins de_dust2 with 16:5 and 2:1 in terms of overall map score. Our boys finish 3rd/4th place at the FACEIT League Stage Two Finals.


  • 16:25 - The timeout couldn't help. Our boys lost the first half with a score of 4:11. They have to step up now or they will lose this game.
  • 16:12 - Ukraine Na'Vi decides to take a timeout as the score was 3:7. It seemed to be the right time because if they don't start now, when should they start winning rounds? Let's see if the timeout will pay off.
  • 15:58 - Ukraine Natus Vincere manages to secure the pistol round with some amazing headshots on the terrorist side.
  • 15:35 - The Danes win de_train with 16:5. Therefore the overall map score is tied up 1:1. Anyone thought Denmark TSM would go down 0:2? The last and deciding map de_dust2 will start very soon!

  • 15:05 - First pistol round on de_train goes to Denmark TSM.

  • 14:42 - With a score of 16:6 our boys win the first map. It was a convincing performance! If they manage to beat Denmark TSM on one more map they will advance to the finals.
  • 14:26 - Very convincing first half for Ukraine Natus Vincere. They are playing confident, which paid off, as the score is 12:3 right now.

  • 14:20 - Our boys are off to a good start! They are currently up 10:1 against their opponents.
  • 14:05 - The first map of the match has started! Ukraine Na'Vi wins the first pistol round. The maps will be de_mirage, de_train and, if needed, de_dust2.

  • 14:00 - The last day of the FACEIT League Stage Two Finals is starting! Denmark Team SoloMid and Ukraine Natus Vincere are warming up right now. We believe in you, guys!

17th of July

  • 23:30 - Sweden NiP is out of the tournament! They lose on de_mirage with 14:16, same score as on de_train. Therefore they lose their match series with 0:2. The second day of the finals is finished! The matches of tomorrow will be Denmark Team SoloMid versus Ukraine Natus Vincere and United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 versus Sweden fnatic. Games will start at 14 CEST.

  • 23:08 - First half ends in favour of Sweden NiP with a score of 8:7. Let'see how the second half will end.
  • 22:47 - The second map de_mirage has just started! Will Sweden NiP put up a good fight here or will Sweden fnatic crush them and win the series 2:0?

  • 22:24 - The derby between the Swedes is very intense as both teams want to deliver their absolute best! Although Sweden NiP had some inconclusive results recently and quickly lost eight rounds, Sweden fnatic was barely able to win the first map in the last minute with 16:14. And this is only the beginning of the match series!

  • 22:03 - The first half was won by Sweden fnatic with the score being 10:5. The match has, so far, delivered what it promised to be: exciting and intense!
  • 21:55 - Sweden fnatic starts off strong with an 8:0 score, but Sweden NiP is slowly fighting their way back into the game, winning four rounds in a row.
  • 21:37 - The last match of the day - the Swedish derby - has started! Sweden fnatic wins the first pistol round.

  • 21:20 - The statistics for all three maps of the match between Ukraine Natus Vincere and International Team Kinguin:
  • 21:15 - The maps for the match between the Swedish top teams will be de_train, de_mirage and de_dust2.
  • 21:10 - Russian Federation flamie is happy about the victory and thanks Russian Federation seized:


  • 21:05 - The Swedish derby between Sweden fnatic and Sweden NiP will be up next! One of the teams will be eliminated from the tournament today. Will Sweden JW rehabilitate for yesterday's performance or will Sweden NiP, who delivered some very good games today, have some more incredibly good games? We will find out soon!
  • 21:00 - Not a single round was lost on the CT side! Ukraine Na'Vi finishes off International Team Kinguin with 16:6 on de_overpass and win 2:1 in map score. Our boys advanced to the semi finals where they will face Denmark Team SoloMid tomorrow.

  • 20:45 - Three rounds advantage for Ukraine Natus Vincere! 9:6 win in the first half. If they manage to win the pistol round on the second half, winning will be easier - a lot.
  • 20:30 - What a fantastic start for our boys! They start with a 5:0 score on the Terrorist side on de_overpass!
  • 20:20 - How will Ukraine Na'Vi deal with the loss on de_inferno? Will they get their aim, tactics and mentality back on track?
  • 20:00 - Second map goes to International Team Kinguin with a score of 16:11, map score is tied up 1:1. They sure know how to surprise! Third and deciding map de_overpass will start soon.

  • 19:42 - Not the best score for the CT side of de_inferno, but at least Ukraine Na'Vi wins the first half with a score of 8:7. Let's see what the next half will look like!

  • 19:35 - The timeout paid off. Score is tied - 5:5. Our boys are back on track and fought their way back into the game!
  • 19:22 - Ukraine Natus Vincere decides to take a timeout, as the score is already 0:4. Maybe that timeout was taken too soon, as the map is just beginning. On the other hand acting early might bring our boys back into the game.

  • 19:17 - Getting ready for the next map de_inferno. By winning this map Ukraine Na'Vi could secure their spot in the playoffs.

  • 19:00 - 16:9 - that is the final score for de_dust2! Ukraine Natus Vincere had some problems to win the map, but in the end they were successful.

  • 18:42 - Ukraine Na'Vi seems to be ready and confident! First half just ended with 12:3 on de_dust2. This is a good advantage and could help to secure the first map. de_inferno and de_overpass are the two other maps.

  • 18:25 - The game hast just started. We are in the lead with 4:0. A good start! 
  • 18:16 - Both teams are warming up now. Cheer for our boys!
  • 17:35 - In 40 minutes  (18:15 CEST) the match between Ukraine Natus Vincere and International Team Kinguin will start. The winner will, as the runner-up of group A, advance to the playoffs, the loser will be out of the tournament.
  • 17:15 - Sweden NiP beats United States Minor Outlying Islands Team Liquid with 16:10 on de_cache and 2:0 in maps. Most people expected that. Sweden fnatic is waiting for Sweden NiP next in a few hours.

  • 16:44 - The second map de_cache has started. This could be an easy game for Sweden NiP.

  • 16:29 - Sweden NiP wins the first map with a score of 16:6. This could be the warm-up for the Swedes for their next possible opponent Sweden fnatic.
  • 16:25 -  Sweden dennis from International Team Kinguin somehow got on the server where United States Minor Outlying Islands Team Liquid and Sweden NiP are playing their match at the moment. Sweden friberg wasn't mad and said: "I know that we are good, but 6 5 - this is too much." There was a small pause because of that incident.

  • 16:00United States Minor Outlying Islands Team Liquid and Sweden NiP determine the opponent for Sweden fnatic, which the winner of the currently ongoing match will face later today!

  • 15:23 - 16:0!!! Poland Virtus.pro has lost to a team that has been created just four months ago. International Team Kinguin will face Ukraine Natus Vincere later today. Incredible match series and crazy match on de_cache!

  • 15:20 - What is happening with VP? The score is 14:0 at the moment in such an important match! We have not been able to see such a match in a long time. International Team Kinguin dominates VP all around ...
  • 15:00 - de_cache. Poland Virtus.pro against International Team Kinguin. Who will be the opponent for Ukraine Natus Vincere? We will find out soon!

  • 14:37 - Who would have thought that? International Team Kinguin manages to win a map against Poland Virtus.pro, the score is 16:12 and it's 1:1 in the best of 3 right now. The winner of the match series will be determined on de_cache.

  • 14:10 - One round advantage for Poland Virtus.pro as they win the first half 8:7.

  • 13:45 - The second map of the match, de_dust2, has just started! According to betting statistics, most people believe in Poland Virtus.pro. Very few people believe International Team Kinguin will win ...
  • 13:30 - Poland Virtus.pro crushes their opponents in the overtime and win the first map with a score of 21:17.

  • 13:14 - Incredible! Norway rain was able to win a 1 on 4 situation, which lead to a 15:15 score - overtime! 

  • 12:45 - It seems to be a match between equal teams. The first half ended in 9:6 in favour of the Polish bears.
  • 12:40 - Our boys still have some time before their match starts, so they can go to the beach for example:


  • 12:35 - Remember that all matches will be played in the BO3 mode today. The maps for the match between International Team Kinguin and International Virtus.pro will be de_train, de_dust2 and de_cache, if necessary.
  • 12:30 - Good afternoon, friends! The first game of the second day in the FACEIT League Stage TWO has already started. By the end of the day we will know the teams that will fight for the top placements and the prize pool. International Team Kinguin and Poland Virtus.pro are playing at the moment to determine who will face Ukraine Natus Vincere later today. The winner of this match will be the second place in the group and advance to the playoffs. 

16th of July

  • 19:55 - The first day of the LAN finals is over. Tomorrow there will be more matches to determine who will advance to the playoffs as runner-ups in their respective groups. United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 and Denmark TSM will be spectators tomororow waiting for their opponents to be determined for the playoffs. The matches will start at the same time as today - at 12:15 CEST. Ukraine Natus Vincere will face the winner of the match between International Team Kinguin and Poland Virtus.pro at 18:15 CEST. See you soon!
  • 19:49 - The Danes did it! Denmark TSM wins against the Swedes and take the first place in group B.
  • 19:27 - The first half of the match was won by Denmark TSM.

  • 19:03 - The match has started! The Danes managed to win the first pistol round.

  • 18:45Sweden fnatic and Denmark TSM will play their match on de_overpass.
  • 18:32Denmark TSM beats Sweden NiP on de_mirage and will face Sweden fnatic in a few minutes. If the Danes win, they advance to the playoffs and Sweden fnatic would have to play another match to have a chance of advancing.

  • 18:11 - The Danes won the first half.

  • 17:50 - The game started! The Swedes won the first pistol round.

  • 17:45 - Sweden NiP and Denmark TSM will play on de_mirage. The match will be starting very soon! 
  • 17:35Russian Federation flamie sums up what is next for Ukraine Na'Vi


  • 17:29 - United States Minor Outlying Islands Team Liquid did their best but in the end Sweden fnatic had no problems winning the match. The next match - Sweden NiP vs Denmark TSM - will start soon!

  • 16:50 - The match between Sweden fnatic and United States Minor Outlying Islands Team Liquid has just started. The map is de_dust2.
  • 16:40 - Match statistics from the game Ukraine Natus Vincere vs United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9


  • 16:30 - The matches in group A are over. Tomorrow our guys will play again to fight their way into the playoffs against the winner of the match between International Team Kinguin and Poland Virtus.pro. The format of the match will be BO3. The matches from group B are about to start. First match will be Sweden fnatic vs United States Minor Outlying Islands Team Liquid.
  • 16:23 - Too many mistakes cost our boys the win - or draw in this case. They managed to get back into the game but unfortunately it was not enough to win.

  • 16:05 - Things are not going well for Ukraine Natus Vincere. The players decided to use their pause.

  • 15:59 - The game continues! Ukraine Na'Vi loses the pistol round.

  • 15:53 - First half was going back and forth. Score is 8:7 in favour of United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9.

  • 15:31 - The match just started! Ukraine Natus Vincere lost the first pistol round.

  • 15:15 - Check out the match statistics from Ukraine Na'Vi versus Poland Virtus.pro:
  • 15:10 - The map of the match has been determined. Both teams will face off on de_cobblestone.
  • 14:55 - Within the next few minutes Ukraine Natus Vincere will play against United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 for first place in the group, which will provide a spot in the playoffs.
  • 14:49 - Pause has paid off. Ukraine Na'Vi takes four rounds in a row and wins their first match in the tournament!

  • 14:42 - After a series of unsuccessful rounds for the protecting side our boys have taken a timeout.

  • 14:29 - ... Ukraine Na'Vi wins the pistol round!

  • 14:25 - The first half ends in our favour! Time to change the sides now.

  • 14:02 - The match has started! The Polish squad has won the pistol round.

  • 13:40 - The start  of the game has been delayed, because Slovakia Guardian just  arrived at the tournament a few minutes ago. As we know, the five players representing Na'Vi in the CS:GO tournament have arrived without luggage.
  • 13:25 - The map for the match has been determined. It will be de_overpass.

Veto process:
1. Natus Vincere removed Cache
2. Virtus.pro removed Inferno
3. Natus Vincere removed Train
4. Virtus.pro removed Dust2
5. Natus Vincere removed Cobblestone
6. Virtus.pro removed Mirage

  • 13:02 - United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 didn't waste any time and won the first match quite fast! The match between Ukraine Natus Vincere and Poland Virtus.Pro should start soon.
  • 13:00 - Good afternoon, dear friends! We start the coverage for the first day of the LAN-finals FACEIT LEAGUE STAGE TWO. In about half an hour our boys start their battle to win the tournament. And while we're waiting, we are watching the first match of the day between United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 and International Team Kinguin.

15th of July

  • 21:40 - View from the hotel room, where our players stay:




Video published by Denis Kostin (@seizedwf)



Group stage

  • IMPORTANT: FranceTeam EnVyUs were to participate in Group A. They refused from participating in Grand Final. As a result they were replaced with InternationalTeam Kinguin.


Team G V D L Dif. S
Poland Cloud9 2 2 0 0 11 6
United States Natus Vincere 2 1 0 1 2 3
Ukraine Virtus.pro 1 0 0 1 -4 0
International Team Kinguin 1 0 0 1 -9 0
Team G V D L Dif. S
Sweden Team SoloMid 2 2 0 0 9 6
United States fnatic 2 1 0 1 1 3
Sweden NiP 1 0 0 1 -3 0
Denmark Team Liquid 1 0 0 1 -7 0


Match schedule:


16 July:


  • 12:15 CEST: United States Cloud9 [16:7] International Team Kinguin
  • 13:30 CEST: Ukraine Natus Vincere [16:12] Poland Virtus.pro
  • 14:45 CEST: International Cloud9 [16:14] International Natus Vincere 
  • 16:00 CEST: Sweden fnatic [16:9] United States Team Liquid 
  • 17:15 CEST: Sweden NiP [13:16] Denmark TSM 
  • 18:30 CEST: International fnatic [10:16] International TSM


17 July:


  • 12:15 CEST: International Team Kinguin [2:1] International Virtus.pro 
  • 15:15 CEST: International Team Liquid [0:2] International NiP
  • 18:15 CEST: International Natus Vincere [2:1] International Team Kinguin 
  • 21:15 CEST: International fnatic [2:0] Sweden NiP


18 July:
  • 14:00 CEST: Denmark TSM [2:1] International Natus Vincere
  • 17:30 CEST: United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9 [2:0] International fnatic
  • 21:05 CEST: Denmark TSM [2:0] International Cloud9


Play off

2 Denmark Team SoloMid
2 Denmark Team SoloMid
Win Denmark Team SoloMid
1 Ukraine Natus Vincere
2 United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9
0 United States Minor Outlying Islands Cloud9
0 Sweden fnatic



  • Group stage — each team against each team bo1. Two best teams of each group will get to play off.
  • Play off — first team of group A plays against second team of group B. First team of group B plays against second team of group A.
  • Grand final is played in bo 3 format.



  • Spain Valencia is the third largest city of Spain (following Madrid and Barcelona). This is one of the most beautiful cities of Mediterranean coast.



The winner of the first championship

  • DenmarkTSM is reigning champion of FACEIT League Finals. They defeated SwedenNiP two months ago in the finals of the first tournament. 



Prize pool

top 1 place  — $40 000

top 2 place — $20 000

top 3 top 4 place — $10 000

top 5-6 place — $6 000

top 7-8 place — $4 000




Sweden fnatic


United States Cloud9


United States Team Liquid


Poland Virtus.Pro

Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist,  

Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten,  
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell,  
Sweden Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek
United States Sean "sgares" Gares
United States Tyler "Skadoodle” Latham
United States Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir
United States Eric “adreN" Hoag
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
United States Kyle "flowsicK" Mendez
PolandPaweł "byali" Bieliński
PolandFilip "Neo" Kubski
PolandJarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski
PolandJanusz "Snax" Pogorzelski
PolandWiktor "TaZ" Wojtas

International Team Kinguin


International Natus Vincere


Denmark Team SoloMid


Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas

Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman

Ukraine Daniil "ZeusTeslenko 

Ukraine Ioann "EdwardSuharev 

Russian Federation Denis "seizedKostin

Russian Federation Egor "flamieVasiliev

Slovakia Ladislav "GuardianKovacs


dk Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen

dk Nicolai "device" Reedtz
dk Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
dk René "cajunb" Borg
dk Finn "karrigan" Andersen
Sweden Richard "Xizt” Landström
Sweden Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
Sweden Christopher “GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli


AuthorEloveana Date16 July 2015, 07:54 Views2508 Comments2
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#1 us vman411gamer 18 July 2015, 05:49
> Too many mistakes cost our boys the win - or draw in this case. They couldn't find their way back into the game and the pause didn't pay off either

Wtf they brought it back to 14-16 I would say they couldn't get back into the game. However, I haven't seen this game yet
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#2 de noxilicious 19 July 2015, 01:15

> Too many mistakes cost our boys the win - or draw in this case. They couldn't find their way back into the game and the pause didn't pay off either

Wtf they brought it back to 14-16 I would say they couldn't get back into the game. However, I haven't seen this game yet

Hm, you got a point there. I will change that, thanks! :)
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