FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports Preview and Predictions ESL Pro League Season 17 Playoffs

| Tags: | Author
FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports Preview and Predictions ESL Pro League Season 17 Playoffs

It’s a clash of styles and flashy plays as two of the best teams out there engage in a trans-Atlantic skirmish in the Playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 17.

It’s not been long since FaZe Clan were poster boys for CSGO dominance, with three consecutive wins at big-ticket tournaments — including ESL Pro League Season 15 — getting them within striking distance of the coveted Intel Grand Slam prize. However, despite some dangerous performances, that success has eluded them since. FURIA, on the other hand, haven’t won anything in a while, but they are in flaming hot form and could be dangerous to FaZe’s ambitions. If you want to bet on CSGO or love the game, this FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports preview is for you.

FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports Preview

FaZe Clan 

The quintessential global superteam began their tournament in brutal fashion, making short work of both Aussie underdogs Rooster and Swedish hopefuls Ninjas in Pyjamas. However, they were humbled by reigning Pro League champions Team Vitality, and considering the fact that it’s been a while since those matches, we really don’t know much about how FaZe will do. They are nevertheless the favorites for this battle, and on talent alone, they should be able to work out a win. 

Faze Clan Players 

Håvard “rain” Nygaard

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Helvijs “broky” Saukants

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Finn “karrigan” Andersen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.91
  • Impact Rating: 0.92
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 66.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 68.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Robin “ropz” Kool

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.5%
  • Average Damage Round:78.4
  • Kills Per Round:0.74

Player To Watch 

There are few things in the world more satisfying than watching Twistzz in full flight, so follow the young phenomenon all you want as we think he’s going to pop off.

FURIA Esports 

It’s been a while since we’ve seen FURIA look this dangerous, and there’s a different light to this team. They are playing a brilliant brand of mature CSGO that is rarely seen from South American teams, and they could yet make history by causing a few upsets and clinching the first EPL trophy for their continent since SK Gaming’s 2018 triumph. Something seems to have clicked within the team, and although they did lose to MOUZ back in their group, they have since looked top-tier. 

FURIA Esports Players 

Yuri “yuurih” Boian

  • HLTV Rating: 1.18
  • Impact Rating: 1.14
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Andrei “arT” Piovezan

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.27
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato

  • HLTV Rating: 1.19
  • Impact Rating:1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 75.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

André “drop” Abreu

  • HLTV Rating: 1.00
  • Impact Rating: 0.90
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 67.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.61

Rafael “saffee” Costa

  • HLTV Rating: 1.20
  • Impact Rating: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Player to Watch

It’s not every day that saffee gets featured in a spot like this, but we’re putting him here based on his commendable consistency as of late.

FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports Predictions 

We’ll play the Devil’s advocate and go with a FURIA comeback on this one, with the Brazilians losing the first map and coming back to win it.


Long story short, we’re thinking Mirage for FURIA, Overpass for FaZe, and Nuke as the decider. 


Map 1: FaZe to win with FURIA <11.

Map 2: FURIA to win with FaZe >12.

Map 3: FURIA to win with FaZe >13.

Top Fragger

Even though we have FURIA for the win, we’ll stick with Twistzz as the top fragger for this matchup.

How to watch FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports

Keep an eye on ESL’s Twitch or YouTube channels. The broadcast is set to begin at 14:00 ET/13:00 CST/11:00 PT.

Make sure to check out our wide variety of other CSGO content, and check back on us for more previews for all the important matches.

FaZe Clan vs FURIA Esports Preview and Predictions ESL Pro League Season 17 Playoffs
The Old One
When he's not sighing at sub-standard teammates in Dota 2 and CS2, The Old One is writing about those two games (among other things). If you see his name around the site too many times for your liking, well, the guy just never stops writing. Yes, we've tried an intervention.