FaZe Clan Wins ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier and $500K Grand Prize

Friday saw Astralis take control of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier Grand Finals. Then FaZe Clan woke up.

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ELEAGUE held its Grand Finals for its summer ELEAGUE Premier event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Friday night. When the smoke cleared, FaZe Clan continued its hot streak, polishing off Astralis in two sets to hold up the ELEAGUE Premier trophy and win $500,000.

FaZe took a close first 16-14 set on Cache, coming back from a 12-4 deficit. FaZe continued its momentum all the way through Overpass, never letting up the pressure. Finn "Karrigan" Andersen and Havard "rain" Nygaard were both on their game. And so was Olof "olofmeister" Gustafsson, who put up this highlight in the first half of that second map.

"We knew we could come back," Karrigan said after the game. "I have played on Astralis, so I know how they handle certain situations."

Next up for ELEAGUE is January's ELEAGUE Major in Boston. ELEAGUE Premier runner-up Astralis has already punched their ticket to the event, but FaZe will look to fight their way through the upcoming Minor Championships to join the field.

For those that missed it, catch the ELEAGUE Premier Grand Finals in its entirety below.

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