FaZe Clan vs. 00Nation - Who Will Win at IEM Cologne 2022?

FaZe Clan and 00Nation will face each other in the opening match of group B at IEM Cologne 2022. But, first, we need to figure out who is coming to the confrontation in the status of a favorite.

Over the past six months, these teams have not met, and 00Nation has wholly updated the main line-up beyond recognition. After winning the Major, things are not going well for FaZe. Despite nine wins in the last 15 matches, Finn karrigan Andersen's team is constantly shoving not the best results. After updating the roster, the results of 00Nation did not improve. The team first failed at the ESL Challenger Valencia 2022 and then went through the Play-In group stage of IEM Cologne 2022 with difficulties. In the current line-up, the team of Epitasio TACO de Melo won and lost three meetings.

The game shape of FaZe Clan and 00Nation
The game shape of FaZe Clan and 00Nation

If you look at the map pool of both teams, they prefer to ban Vertigo, Dust2, and Ancient. Although the Ancient is banned, both teams are ready to play this map. FaZe Clan has a 67% win rate on Ancient, while 00Nation has an 83% win rate. WE can see a clear advantage of FaZe on Inferno and Nuke maps. The percentage of wins is 70% for FaZe Clan versus 40% for 00Nation and 86% versus 38%on those maps. There is a lot to choose from for karrigan and company.

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FaZe Clan and 00Nation map statistics

Despite FaZe's dubious game form, they have to go through 00Nation. The Brazilians will have to create something unique to start the group stage with a win. Detailed statistics of both teams are available here.

IEM Cologne 2022 takes place on July 5-17 in Cologne, Germany. Teams compete for a $1 million prize pool. You can follow the schedule and results of the competition here.