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FaZe Clan’s Twistzz wins Esports Play of the Year at 2022 Esports Awards


A crowded list of nominees for Play of the Year at the 2022 Esports Awards came down to three contenders, with FaZe, CS:GO, and Twistzz taking gold.

CS:GO fans everywhere rejoice as FaZe Clan's Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken took home Esports Play of the Year at the 2022 Esports Awards tonight in Las Vegas. A stacked field of nominees covered a wide variety of games and moments, ranging from Smash Bros. to Rocket League and the eventual winner in Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The winning moments comes from this year's Intel Extreme Masters XVII in Cologne, with Twistzz helping his team to victory over NaVi in front of a loaded and excited crowd.
The win also comes with Twistzz being nominated for Player of the Year at the event. In a recorded message for attendees Twistzz mentions the trust from his team in allowing for an on-the-fly strategy deep in the late rounds of a critical moment at IEM.

As a highlight this stands at the top of my career for me. It was based around a strat that I made called "Canada,' and I'm happy that my teammates trusted me to use this play in the deciding map against NaVi to win the event.

Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken - FaZe Clan
The runner up moment for Play of the Year at the Esports Awards 2022 comes from the world of Valorant and the 2022 Champions event in September. LOUD and Aspas sealed victory over Optic Gaming in a vicious Raze mirror match duel in the late rounds.
The third-place Play of the Year comes from the Rocket League World Championship quarterfinals between Moist and Furia, with a miracle goal in the seventh game of the series to secure victory.
Will Harrison
Will Harrison
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Will has over a decade of print and digital journalism experience, with bylines in Polygon, The Escapist, The Toledo Blade, The Austin American-Statesman, and more. He's also the host of the World of Warcraft lore podcast Essence of Azeroth, loves Murlocs just a bit too much, and owns too many cats.