mouz & 3DMAX round up EMS One
mousesports and 3DMAX will round up the list of participants of the $250,000 EMS One Katowice tournament after making their way through the lower bracket in the final qualifier.
An excruciating qualifying process that took over a month and a half to complete came to an end today. Virtus.pro, Na`Vi, Reason and Clan-Mystik secured their spots yesterday, so it was all down to the final eight teams in the lower bracket to fight for the remaining two places.
On one side of the bracket mousesports first edged out Wizards with two 16-14 wins on de_nuke and de_dust2, after which they had to meet Swedish side TBA who also had a tough time defeating Russians USSR (9-16 on de_dust2, 16-9 on de_inferno, 16-14 on de_nuke).
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Unexpectedly though, Chris "chrisJ" De Jong's team didn't have many problems against the Swedes who took Na`Vi down to the wire last night, so mousesports came out victorious 16-10 on de_train and 16-5 on de_nuke.
"We are extremely happy to qualify to the main-tournament. We obviously haven't had so much (hardly any) practice with tabseN yet but we knew the chemistry would be there since LEGIJA, tiziaN and I have already played quite a lot with him in the past.
We had a really hard time against Reason yesterday, they just played a lot better than us and we couldn't get into our game. Wizards also put up a huge fight, playing 16-14 twice with a lot of extremely close rounds. We were quite scared of TBA after seeing how strong they played versus Na'Vi, but today they (luckily) didn't seem so on point. Thanks to mousesports and their sponsors BenQ, EpicGear and XMG for the support and confidence in us. Cu in Katowice!!" – De Jong stated for HLTV.org after the match
K - D
Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN
42 - 25
Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA
42 - 31
Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ
43 - 25
Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN
25 - 33
Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN
22 - 29
On the other half of the bracket, 3DMAX and H2k replayed their clash from the Nordic pre-qualifier's final, and they once agains needed overtime on de_inferno to settle the score. The Danes again came out on top 26-23, but the Norwegian side made a big comeback on de_nuke 16-13 to take the match to map three.
However, 3DMAX proved to be the better team on the decider de_dust2 with a 16-3 score, so they were through to the all-important match for EMS One Katowice. Awaiting there were ALTERNATE who previously beat MYM in their own thriller, 8-16 on de_inferno, 16-8 on de_mirage and 21-17 on de_train.
Danish youngster aizy proved he can be counted on with a series of great performances in this qualifier
Fittingly enough, the final match of the qualifier was a nail-biter as both teams had much to show for despite the late hour, starting with an overtime on the first map de_inferno, which ended up going to 3DMAX after a 21-17 scoreline.
ALTERNATE wouldn't budge though, and even though the Danes took de_dust2 into another overtime, the Germans prevailed 21-19 leaving it all up to de_train. In the end, 3DMAX were better by just enough to win 16-9 and qualify for EMS One Katowice after a very long day for all parties involved.
"This is fantastic for us! Since we made this team our main goal was to claim one of the spots for EMS Katowice. Gla1ve, MSL, and I have been on the very top level before, but recently our teams have not been doing so well." - Jacop "Pimp" Winneche said for HLTV.org
"With this lineup we once again feel we have the right elements to fight for one of the very top spots again. As for this qualifier and every other single official match we have been playing, it has been a rollercoaster. The fnatic fragout started out like this qualifier... All our matches were extremely close and eventually we lost the most important ones, mainly because our ability to close a match is beyond all common sense.
Every single match in this qualifier has been ridiculously close, even if one of the teams has been leading with big scores. All the ridiculously close overtimes and so on! Gz to everyone else who qualified for this event that I'm sure is going to be amazing to watch and play! If this qualifier was the teaser for the event in Poland, I'm sure its gonna be the most epic event ever!"
K - D
Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL
88 - 74
Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp
73 - 65
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborgraalz
66 - 70
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve
69 - 72
Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy
62 - 71
Mousesports and 3DMAX have therefore finalized the 16-team list for the $250,000 tournament, which looks like this:
|ex-Astana Dragons||LGB eSports||dignitas||LDLC.com|
|Reason||Natus Vincere|| mousesports
EMS One Katowice will take place on March 13th-16th in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland and HLTV.org will be there to provide you with the best possible coverage.