SK and Faze are matched up against each other in the Group stage of the Cologne Major to be held on the 6th of July 2016 at 18:45 CEST.
Faze had a very good Dust2 match against Fnatic. It was an extremely close match between the two teams, but Faze were able to close it out in the end.
SK showed some class in the way they handled Gamers2. The skill level was quite similar between the two teams, however one could see the effect of Fallenś leadership in some decisions that were taken by SK. There was one round where Fallen was able to call off players off the B site onto the A site anticipating correctly a fake by the French side. Another round saw the SK players baiting the lurker Shox into believing that it was safe for him to backstab the opponents. Coldzera was able to awp him down and then focus solely on the A site and not worry about a backstab.
SK are the world number one team. They have not slacked at all in their results so far. The Brazilian squad has been looking very good. Faze got lucky with a very good map for them. Dust2 is a very aim based map and one cannot deny the fact that Faze has very good aim, more so with Kioshima joining the team.
However SK always look to veto Dust2. Even Cache is a map that they are not as strong on. I totally see these two maps ( which are the better maps for Faze) being taken out of the pool by SK. As such that does put Faze into a big disadvantage in terms of the maps
The Prediction : 70%-30% SK
The Bet : Medium on SK