FaZe matches up against Ninjas in Pyjamas in the first game of the 2019 Rainbow Six Siege Invitational.
FaZe is coming off a second place finish at Pro League Season 8 and three first place finishes in the past four months at different Major's. FaZe was mediocre in the invitational qualifiers as they placed in fifth with a total of nine points. Its easy to say that FaZe under performed and could be saving some strategy for the invitational. FaZe has a roster of experienced players such as Astro and Yoona who can bring FaZe back towards the top of the stage at this years invitational.
Ninjas in Pyjamas is another high powered team from the Latin America region that is looking to make their mark on this years invitationals. Ninjas in Pyjamas placed third at qualifiers with a total point score of 14 which was one point away from being tied for first. Ninjas in Pyjamas has been team that has not been ableto hold a first place trophy quite some time and are looking to make their mark at invitationals. Back in October of 2018 FaZe beat Ninjas in Pyjamas at the OGA Pit Season 2 to take first place so look for Ninjas in Pyjamas to get some revenge.
FaZe did play Ninjas in Pyjamas at the qualifier where Ninjas in Pyjamas got the win 7-5 on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is a very defensive sided map and 69 percent of the community picked FaZe to win that matchup. FaZe was able to go up 3-0 in the first three defensive rounds before dropping their next three defensive rounds making it 3-3 after 6 rounds. In round five FaZe got hipfired in a 1v1 matchup that FaZe should have won. Clubhouse did not disappoint for Ninjas in Pyjamas as they were able to close out the game 7-5 winning their defensive rounds 4-2. FaZe lost rounds in this map that they should have won and left a lot to be desired.
Even though FaZe lost their last matchup against Ninjas in Pyjamas the overall record between these teams favors FaZe. FaZe is the better team strategically and will walk away from this matchup a winner. We like FaZe at -143.