G2 defeat mouz 2-1, return to playoffs

G2 are in to the playoffs of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca after defeating mousesports 2-1 in the decider match (19-16 on de_mirage, 12-16 on de_inferno, and 16-5 on de_cache).

It was G2 who kicked off the action on the first map of this best-of-three, winning the CT pistol round on mousesports' map pick, de_mirage. However, Fatih "gob b" Dayik and Nikola "NiKo" Kovač played a crucial role in securing mouz's first gunround, a victory which allowed the predominantly German team to begin picking up T-side rounds.

Aside from the seventh round, where G2's Swede Mikail "Maikelele" Bill strung together three M4A4 kills to single-handedly save the round, the first half was mousesports' show, up until the final two rounds, which an awakening G2 defense won. The half finished 8-7 for mouz.

Maikelele was once again all over the second pistol round and helped G2 secure a much needed provision for the team's Terrorist side. Nevertheless, it was mouz who grinded out round-after-round on their CT side, until the score stood at 15-11.


Maikelele was the saviour of mirage

Once again, G2 displayed a tenacity many would not have guessed at for what was once a purely European mix-team and began to claw back rounds, which included Maikelele chiming in with a 4K and a one-versus-two clutch in the 29th round: as a result, the game went into overtime.

Overtime was the Ricardo "fox" Pacheco show in a sense with the Portuguese player picking up a 3K on the first round (G2's T-side) and then an AWP 4K on G2's first CT side of overtime. As a result of his antics as well as his team's performance overall, G2 took the first map 19-16.

de_inferno was another repeat of the first half of de_mirage, with G2 securing the T-side pistol round, mousesports winning the first gun round, and the first half finishing 8-7 in mouz's favour.


NiKo took off on mouz's T-side of de_inferno

After G2 picked up the second half pistol, mousesports decided to flip the script on the second map as a fragging effort led by Denis "denis" Howell and Bosnian NiKo propelled the team forward to a more comfortably secured win on the map, 16-12.

On de_cache, G2 fearsomely proved that the team's 16-0 infamous cache stomp of Virtus.pro at the FACEIT Stage 2 finals in Valencia was no anomaly, pulling ahead to a 8-0 scoreline on the team's CT-side before mouz answered back with a round.

Johannes "nex" Maget was a lodestone of the German effort to fight back, helping win a two-on-two on the twelth round which shut down G2's economy and forced a save. Following a long technical pause, the half ultimately closed 11-4 in G2's favour.

Chris "chrisJ" de Jong used his USP-S to great effect on the second pistol, and helped restore an inkling of hope to mousesports' attempt to survive the third map. That inkling was utterly shattered on the next round however when a G2 TEC-9 rush took apart mouz and gave G2 the 12-5 lead.

Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad & co. were in no mood to allow an inferno style resurgence happen from mouz and began to hammer the mousesports defense across the map, which led to the team taking the map 16-5 and advancing to the playoffs for the second consecutive time in 2015.

Matchpage
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30th October 2015
Europe
16
Mirage
19
16
Inferno
12
5
Cache
16

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 74 - 52 +22 - 1.32
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 61 - 52 +9 - 1.11
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 62 - 54 +8 - 1.10
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 51 - 53 -2 - 0.94
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 54 - 60 -6 - 0.92
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 69 - 57 +12 - 1.17
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 62 - 60 +2 - 1.04
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 56 - 59 -3 - 0.88
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 53 - 64 -11 - 0.88
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 31 - 63 -32 - 0.54

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Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
994
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1505
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
I mean when they let Mirage go to OT in that 1v2 I knew it was already over no matter if 2-0 or 2-1
2015-10-30 16:46
#4
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Brazil mth^ 
what? so fast
2015-10-30 16:47
CTRL + V
2015-10-30 16:47
+1, he was waiting for the posterino.
2015-10-30 16:48
#22
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Brazil mth^ 
I know but I tried lmao
2015-10-30 16:48
Reported for spam... I'm not salty :(
2015-10-30 16:47
+1
2015-10-30 16:57
#59
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Estonia swag420weed 
-gob b, gib him laptop, so he can be IGL and sit behind mous
2015-10-30 17:00
-gob b +hunden -32 = average -10 each game 0.81 rating for him is overrated
2015-10-30 17:22
#2
Finland JoiKo 
good game hotel sleeping now
2015-10-30 16:46
ok sweet dream
2015-10-30 16:48
hard game
2015-10-30 17:23
#3
Finland LTNyo 
it was good game hotel sleep now
2015-10-30 16:47
why stay for one more hr to watch nip play
2015-10-30 16:50
G0 N1 G2
2015-10-30 16:47
#6
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
onliners got rekt once again
2015-10-30 16:47
Ez pz
2015-10-30 16:47
fak
2015-10-30 16:47
das ist gut
2015-10-30 16:47
If not that 1v2 clutch from maikelele, mouz would have won 2:0 :(
2015-10-30 16:47
they had if they hadnt let the time run out in 4v1
2015-10-30 16:49
Yeah that was a way bigger fail definitely. They had the site for a long time.
2015-10-30 17:06
Always there's an "if" from the fanboys when mouz loses. Dude g2 were better, live with it ty
2015-10-30 19:31
Did I say they werent?
2015-10-30 19:34
You say that "if mouz would've won the 1v2" but guess what? they didn't because majorlelele too stronk on lan events. Stop making excuses.
2015-10-30 19:35
What excuses? Im just stating a fact you brain dead.
2015-10-30 19:38
No you're not, it's an excuse for you that mouz didn't win this series because they lost the 1v2, but how can you know that for sure? Fact's are 100% sure, if g2 would've lost the first map, do you think they would've maybe tried a bit harder on inferno? Yes.
2015-10-30 19:45
How the fuck is that an excuse? Are you retarded or just pretending to be one? Also yes, g2 obvs didn't try to win inferno because why should they? Its only a major, right?
2015-10-30 19:57
The momentum is different from when you have to win or when you have some breathing space.
2015-10-30 20:32
+1 this guy clearly never watches pro matches in depth..
2015-10-31 09:09
match of maikelele's life
2015-10-30 16:47
#14
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Estonia muruw 
gob b tactical clutcher xd kappa
2015-10-30 16:47
ayy
2015-10-30 16:47
mouz looked pretty strong
2015-10-30 16:48
fox is lif but maikel is lif too
2015-10-30 16:48
#19
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Slovenia Badm0n 
That first map... Rip my skins.
2015-10-30 16:48
yes
2015-10-30 16:48
mouz are a bench of noobs
2015-10-30 16:48
G2 was lucky and they know it that Mirage game was lost... but than the Time ran out.
2015-10-30 16:48
why lucky? they wrecked mouz in cache
2015-10-30 18:01
#28
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Germany OfficialKown 
ez
2015-10-30 16:49
n1 I stopped watching at 10-15 but saw later they even won that map ...
2015-10-30 16:49
GOD B :))
2015-10-30 16:49
#33
Ahmad | 
Egypt 181314 
Maikelele with out a doubt is the reason g2 are still in this tournament , MVP hands down
2015-10-30 16:50
#35
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Turkey Mustafa- 
God b playing like godly
2015-10-30 16:50
#36
Sweden Stag 
GGWP predictable. GOD Maikel showing up in big games <3 But please don't make rain igl anymore, it made him so much worse.
2015-10-30 16:50
#109
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
is only for this major after this they will get a real coach
2015-10-30 17:55
nt Onlinesports but this is LAN
2015-10-30 16:50
ahahhahahha
2015-10-31 01:04
Mouz =[
2015-10-30 16:51
Nice to see G2 win without having to get carried by Rain, rip onlinesports
2015-10-30 16:52
Rain is IGL now can't expect alot out of him but he'll still outaim people :P
2015-10-30 17:10
disappointing, mouz has far more potential than G2
2015-10-30 16:52
#43
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
mouz has plateaued like 4 months ago
2015-10-30 16:53
tahsiN would be really good choice for mouz, he can frag and lead the team. Then you got potentional
2015-10-30 16:54
Not with gob b
2015-10-30 16:54
unfortunately i think you might be right.
2015-10-30 17:21
No they dont gob b sucks
2015-10-30 23:09
#48
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
g2 doesn't deserved ..... poor gameplay only idividual skills
2015-10-30 16:54
People talking shit about fox just makes me kek, g2 wouldn't have the success that they have now without him. He is probably the best teamplayer in the game. Always creating opportunities for his teammates. G2 wouldn't be the same without him. #G2WIN
2015-10-30 16:54
+1 they seem to have a Good chemistry everyone now!
2015-10-30 18:15
STATS
2015-10-30 16:54
UP
2015-10-30 16:58
damn gob b
2015-10-30 17:02
16-0 16-0 over VP? N1 MIKEL
2015-10-30 16:55
#52
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
G2 are a better team they didnt play very good this game
2015-10-30 16:56
wp g2
2015-10-30 16:57
#55
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United Kingdom peaks 
OnlineJ strikes again. Costing his team crucial rounds that they should have won, solely on the back of his stupid plays. G2 looking really good after adding Jkaem.
2015-10-30 16:57
23 assists for fox :o
2015-10-30 16:59
#58
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Algeria colzero23 
botB
2015-10-30 16:59
#60
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
-32 Usual for gob b.
2015-10-30 17:01
Lets do HLTV logic please -rain, buttom fragger lol wp fox
2015-10-30 17:03
#82
Norway L4r$ 
first of all he didn't bottomfrag, second he was igl so yeah....
2015-10-30 17:21
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard 54-60 -6 who was igl? WTF ur saying
2015-10-30 17:23
#96
Sweden Stag 
rain was igl dennis was bottomfragging
2015-10-30 17:26
look statistic, im just joking about rain jesus are you blind? im implaying cuz when fox have bad game all people h8ting. btw didnt know that rain was IGL ty for info =)
2015-10-30 17:27
i know what you meant yeah. they're just trying it for now but i think they should change it because its obviously making him much worse
2015-10-30 17:29
dennis was IGL, but i dont know why is rain igl, mb sometimes maikelele helping to dennis/rain?
2015-10-30 17:32
#116
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
you are right dennis was the IGL, now is Rain.
2015-10-30 19:29
Dennis 'dennis' Edman 51-53
2015-10-30 20:47
gob b boosted?
2015-10-30 17:03
jkaem and NiKo on my fantasy team, wooo
2015-10-30 17:08
15-11 on de_mirage, and finally gettin' rekted in OT. Its a shame. I hope gob b steps down from active playing or getting benched. -gob b -denis + tabseN + tahsiN
2015-10-30 17:10
Why denis? I mean he had his moments, i don't see him stepping down from the roster because i see him as a better player than tahsiN
2015-10-30 17:23
Why tahsin? better get spiidi back or try some new players like keev who has been playing sick the recent months.
2015-10-30 19:31
nt keev
2015-10-30 19:30
I don't think that Gob B will resign from his own team :p
2015-10-31 00:04
Does NiKo speaks deutsch ?
2015-10-30 17:14
Great to see mouz playing this well, stole a map (almost 2) from a much better team.
2015-10-30 17:15
mouz is clearly the better team, Maikelele was just a crucial clutch player today and mouz got somehow a 'mental' problem after they bring themselves to comfortable 3on1 or 2on1 situations.
2015-10-30 17:19
come on man.Better team wins,it's a fact.
2015-10-30 17:21
#93
Sweden Stag 
Clearly the better team, people have said that since Kinguin got formed, they still haven't beaten them in a single matchup yet roflmao. ayy lmao sir
2015-10-30 17:24
Mouz have won 1 of the last 8 maps vs G2, how can they clearly be the better team? But that said, I think they showed this match that they have what it takes to be one of the world's 20 best teams.
2015-10-30 17:26
All participants are top20 teams in the world. What are u talking about?
2015-10-30 17:36
Nice b8, m8.
2015-10-30 18:20
It is a huge disappointment cuz mouz were clearly the better team on the first 2 maps. Losing all pistols and gettin themselves in comfortable situations to close both maps out around 16-10. Its frustrating to see them lose mirage and having to go to a 3rd map where the got no momentum going at all.
2015-10-30 17:17
#92
Sweden Stag 
Shut up, German.
2015-10-30 17:24
How can you be better if you lost? tell me pls
2015-10-31 07:15
#76
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Poland Redrumowy 
can't win with bot b
2015-10-30 17:18
#78
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
gob b ..... lose this match
2015-10-30 17:20
Anomaly spotted
2015-10-30 17:21
gob b 10k per map. also thx g2 my pick em challenge looks good !
2015-10-30 17:21
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2015-10-30 17:22
gob b is getting rekted in MM games by silvers no wonder he is that bad
2015-10-30 17:23
nob b so good
2015-10-30 17:23
Fox not the best but did good :)
2015-10-30 17:24
gob b migh be genious but 31 kills in 3 maps is just not enough
2015-10-30 17:27
#99
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Germany 'ezpz 
ez pickem 2 times
2015-10-30 17:28
LOL Bot B -32 Hahahaha
2015-10-30 17:30
#102
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Belgium GQHAN 
Why fox is now impressive? The reason is very simple. Maikelele and dennis resigned from AWP for him. Portuguese is a main sniper and that is exactly what he needed. It is a pity that so late, because he exposed himself to considerable criticism, but wrongly. If GuardiaN would have to play without AWP the result would be the same as in fox. This situation applies to each sniper, maybe not for Maikelele (exception), because he is a great rifler probably the best of all snipers.
2015-10-30 17:30
Guardian is still a ridiculously good player without an AWP, but I agree that fox plays a lot better now he is back to AWPing
2015-10-30 17:39
gob b, it is time ... to go!
2015-10-30 17:31
silvers
2015-10-30 17:33
+22 wp jkaem
2015-10-30 17:34
If focused, G2 can defeat VP
2015-10-30 18:02
Why is there a picture of Nuke at the end :/
2015-10-30 18:50
BOT B is so bad, germans used to be so good at 1.6 what the hell happened? They used to have 4 teams that would compete on international level mouz alternate attax ESC ICY BOX mTw hoorai etc. now they are just awful
2015-10-30 22:01
Close match, Maikalele probably saved everything for G2 with the clutches. So lucky.
2015-10-31 00:02
same cloud be said about niko in few rounds
2015-10-31 07:07
#135
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Argentina thankzz 
-gob b pls
2015-10-31 06:54
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