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In a thrilling matchup at IEM Chengdu, G2 Esports showcased their prowess against, securing a decisive victory in a two-map series on Anubis and Overpass.

Led by the dynamic duo of Ilya “⁠m0NESY⁠” Osipov and Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovač, G2 outplayed at every turn, demonstrating exceptional teamwork and individual skill.

On Anubis, struggled to find their footing against a dominant G2 defence.

Despite a brief resurgence after winning the second pistol round, faltered in the face of G2’s strategic plays, ultimately succumbing to a 13-6 defeat.

The battle intensified on Overpass as asserted their dominance early on, establishing a 5-1 lead.

However, G2 rallied back with a series of impressive plays, including a standout performance from NiKo.

Yet, it was m0NESY’s clutch plays that turned the tide in G2’s favour, securing crucial rounds and ultimately leading to a 13-10 victory.

With their sights set on the semi-finals against MOUZ, G2’s momentum remains strong as they continue to prove themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Counter-Strike 2 scene.

Meanwhile, FaZe Clan advanced to the semi-finals after a hard-fought series against Team Liquid.

Despite facing tough competition, FaZe’s resilience and strategic prowess ultimately secured them a 2-1 (16-13, 13-11, 13-10) victory, with wins on Nuke and Mirage.

Liquid, despite showing promise with their new lineup, fell short against FaZe’s seasoned lineup.

Mareks “⁠YEKINDAR⁠” Gaļinskis displayed flashes of brilliance, while Russel “⁠Twistzz⁠” Van Dulken showcased his carry potential, but they couldn’t match Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants and David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský on the other side of the server.

However, FaZe’s ability to clutch out crucial rounds proved decisive in their victory.

FaZe now prepares to face Astralis in the semi-finals, eager to avenge their earlier defeat in the group stage.

With both teams showcasing their resilience and skill, fans can expect an intense showdown as they vie for a spot in the grand finals of IEM Chengdu.

IEM Chengdu Semi-Finals

  • MOUZ (+125) vs G2 Esports (-175.44) @ 3pm CST
  • Astralis (+137) vs FaZe Clan (-188.68) @ 6:15pm CST

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