mouz, nV advance at Gfinity Summer
mousesports and EnVyUs move on to the winner's match of Group B at the Gfinity Summer Masters I after winning matches against Virtus.pro and Cloud9, respectively.
The first day of Gfinity Summer Masters I saw its action commence early with Group A matches that saw NiP and dignitas advance to the Group A winner's match.
Group B kicked off with the Poles of Virtus.pro taking on mousesports. It would be no exaggeration to say that many favoured Virtus.pro to take the win—considering the two teams' head-to-head offline records—and advance to the winner's match of the GSL format group stage.
However, any such expectations of an easy game were dispelled when mousesports, led by the fragging of Dutchman Chris "chrisJ" de Jong, took the first map of de_cbble into overtime. In overtime, mouz narrowly edged out a win on the first map, 22-20.
chrisJ was undoubtedly the man-of-the-match for mousesports
Perhaps even more surprisingly, the primarily German team emerged even stronger on de_cache and after a strong CT side, the team closed the map with a 5-1 T side. mousesports therefore sealed the map with a win of 16-5 and took the series in a 2-0 upset.
The final match of the day featured Cloud9 taking on EnVyUs: both teams whose cores have a history of playing each other to close matches.
The North American team brought the match over in their favour at first, forcing de_train to overtime. EnVyUs, who are not known for their experience on train, eventually fell in the first map, with Cloud9 winning 19-16.
de_inferno was a total whitewash for the French squad as they followed up a 13-2 CT half with a clean early T side, winning 16-2. With de_cache the third and final map, Cloud9 tried to rally; yet, the Frenchmen were too strong, and Richard "shox" Papillon and his men took the map with a score of 16-12, winning the series 2-1.
K - D
Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-
63 - 51
Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa
63 - 53
Richard 'shox' Papillonshox
62 - 51
Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy
58 - 52
Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz
57 - 50
Day two of Gfinity Summer Masters I kicks off at 13:00 with dignitas taking on NiP and SK dueling Titan.