FaZe Clan Are the Champions of ESL One Belo Horizonte

FaZe Clan secured the first place at ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 by defeating mousesports 3-2 in the grand finals of the $200,000 event. For this victory the European team received $100,000 in prize money and a point towards Intel Grand Slam.

The event took place on June 13-17 in the Brazilian city Belo Horizonte. It featured four invited teams – FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, mousesports, SK Gaming, as well as four qualified teams – Space Soldiers, BIG, Ghost Gaming and Não Tem Como. In the group stage they were split into two GSL groups with best-of-three series, top two teams from each group advanced to the playoffs stage, while the others got eliminated. The playoffs stage was held in a single-elimination format with best-of-three semifinals and best-of-five grand finals.

Both FaZe Clan and mousesports placed first in their groups: FaZe defeated Ghost and SS, while mouz managed to beat NTC and Liquid. In the semifinals FaZe defeated Liquid 2-1, while mouz managed to overcome SK (2-0). In the grand finals all five maps were played, but ultimately the series concluded in the favour of FaZe Clan. This is their third victory at an Intel Grand Slam event, meaning that they are only one step away from $1,000,000.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. FaZe Clan 2-0 64-27 1. mousesports 2-0 64-29
2. SK Gaming 2-1 88-62 2. Team Liquid 2-1 78-79
3. Space Soldiers 1-2 67-88 3. BIG 1-2 88-96
4. Ghost Gaming 0-2 22-64 4. NãoTemComo 0-2 47-73


Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $100,000 FaZe Clan
2nd $40,000 mousesports
3rd-4th $17,000 Team Liquid, SK Gaming
5th-6th $8,000 Space Soldiers, BIG
7th-8th $5,000 Ghost Gaming, Não Tem Como
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