It took three maps and 85 rounds, but NaVi just about snuck past FaZe Clan to win their opener.

It was an impressive performance from olofmeister and rain, which will be encouraging for FaZe fans – but encouragement isn’t enough any more. 

Are NaVi good, bad or ugly?

If you can answer that question, you’ll make a very good analyst.

These guys can flit between good and bad seemingly on a whim, even between maps. They were horrendous on Ancient, and at times awful on Dust 2 and Mirage – but good enough in portions to take both of those maps in 30 rounds each.

For FaZe, there’s some signs that things are getting better; but losing both maps in a close manner might do more harm than good to their confidence. 

At least olof looked good..?

Elliott Griffiths covers a variety of esports from his home base in the United Kingdom. His greatest emphasis is on competitive Counter-Strike, but he has also covered all aspects of League of Legends esports across the game's various international regions.