mouz over FaZe to EL playoffs

mousesports are the final team through to the playoffs of the $1.4 million ELEAGUE Season 1 after seeing off FaZe 2-1 in the Last Chance Qualifier (9-16 on Train, 16-3 on Dust2, and 19-17 on Cache).

The first map of the second semifinal of the ELEAGUE Last Chance Qualifier, which was an all-European face-off between MOUZ and FaZe, was Train and it was Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco's FaZe who completely shut down mousesports on their site take and claimed the first pistolround on their CT side.

Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey picked up three M4A1 opening kills on the first gunround to minimise mouz's chances of establishing a T-side foothold and FaZe thus moved ahead to a 4-0 lead, but two Deagle kills from Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter on the next round somehow brought mousesports into the game, although the game itself was paused due to technical issues following this fifth round.

After the pause, FaZe regained the momentum advantage and pulled ahead to a 7-1 lead before a triple AK47 kills from Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell helped put another round on the board for mousesports. Eventually, mouz managed to wake up slightly and solidify their T-side game and the half ended with FaZe only possessing a 9-6 lead despite a strong start.


mousesports scrape by into the ELEAGUE playoffs

Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač obliterated FaZe on mouz's CT-side with a USP quad kill and the game seemed to be getting closer until FaZe simply opted for the tried and tested pistolbuy rush and Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad assisted his team with three CZ75 kills to suddenly give FaZe the 10-7 lead and leave mouz with a broken economy.

Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup picked up a UMP quad kill on FaZe's following anti-eco and FaZe eventually moved ahead to 12-7 before mousesports answered back with a solid defensive round. The 21st round however saw aizy continue upon his strong performance on Train with a triple AK47 kill and despite mouz picking up one more round, it was FaZe who closed the first map out 16-9.

The next map was Dust2 and it was mousesports' turn to display a confident and unflinching front as the German-Dutch-Bosnian team easily claimed their T-side pistolround as well as the first gunround and moved ahead to an early 5-0 lead. Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard came up big for FaZe on the sixth round on a B site retake and helped FaZe get a round but mouz soon reversed that momentum as Spiidi secured three AK47 entry kills for his team and his team moved ahead to 6-1.

With Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong on point for his team on their T side, mousesports closed the first half out with a dominant 13-2 score. FaZe managed to grab the second pistolround with aizy and jkaem both scoring double kills, but a triple kill from chrisJ completely reversed the second half momentum and mousesports were soon on their way to claiming the second map 16-3.


aizy and FaZe seemed to have the series in the palm of their hand at times

It all therefore came down to Cache as the decider map and FaZe were the ones to start things on the right foot with a T side pistolround that saw jkaem secure one Glock and two USP kills for his team. However, the greatness of star players has a way of shining through and NiKo completely reversed all expectations on the second round with a jaw-dropping Deagle ace on the B site.

FaZe were apparently unfazed by this as kioShiMa's bought-up AK47 secured two entry kills for his team on the third round and FaZe went back into the lead at 2-1. FaZe managed to take a 4-1 lead in the end before mousesports upped their defensive game and the score equalised at 4-4 and then went tit-for-tat into a 5-5 scenario.

This was the moment when rain and fox came alive for their team and FaZe pulled ahead, ultimately taking a 9-6 lead at the end of the first half. The second pistolround saw FaZe retake against an A site plant and pull ahead even further to a 10-6 lead.

FaZe won their anti-ecos and a triple kill and bomb defuse from jkaem on the first gunround (to make the score 13-6) was only topped by rain, who secured an ace for his team on the twentieth round against a subsequent mousesports buyround and made the score a commanding 14-6.

chrisJ managed to win a one-versus-two for his team on the 21st round to bring mousesports back into the game and the mostly Germanic team climbed to 11 rounds before solid defense from FaZe on the B site gave them match point at 15-11. Despite this lead, mousesports clawed their way back with patient play and took the game to overtime.

The overtime went back and forth but mousesports managed to retain a slight edge and took the third map 19-17, eliminating FaZe from ELEAGUE and advancing to the playoffs.

Matchpage
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16th July 2016
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Train
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16
Dust2
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19
Cache
17

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ELEAGUE Season 1 will resume next week on July 21-22 as the eight playoff teams will play their quarter-finals matches to determine who will advance to the semifinals in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

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Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
35
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
545
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Well played by the whole team this time
2016-07-16 07:36
WHY ARE YOU SO FAST
2016-07-16 07:36
FaZe DOwn
2016-07-16 07:36
#7
 | 
Australia r1se2k
f
2016-07-16 07:36
c
2016-07-16 07:36
1
2016-07-16 07:36
what a shit show
2016-07-16 07:37
#11
 | 
Australia CKS
GG
2016-07-16 07:36
10 shiiiii 3 off
2016-07-16 07:36
FaZepalm :>
2016-07-16 07:37
just -fox plz +s1mple plz ty FaZe
2016-07-16 07:37
4 replies
-fox -kio +oskar +s1mple
2016-07-16 07:46
3 replies
You want to start ww 3?
2016-07-16 08:40
2 replies
-fox -kio -rain -jkaem -aizy +maikelele +simple +niko +oskar +steel ez teamplay
2016-07-16 11:51
1 reply
this +1
2016-07-16 14:33
gg mouz
2016-07-16 07:37
NiKo is absolutely insane. #1
2016-07-16 07:38
cant believe they lost to a shitty team with tier 1 player....
2016-07-16 07:38
6 replies
who is that tier 1 player?
2016-07-16 07:45
5 replies
rain
2016-07-16 08:23
4 replies
Nikosport has tier 1 Player too
2016-07-16 11:34
3 replies
spiidi
2016-07-16 11:51
1 reply
but for real. Spiidi played good and Cache
2016-07-16 16:17
is. jakem maybe? at cluj he carry.
2016-07-16 18:15
Fox is a shit player srsly
2016-07-16 07:40
14:6 to 17:19 TOP TEAM FAZE!!!!!!
2016-07-16 07:43
1 reply
NA choke
2016-07-16 07:55
niko ace video incoming shortly, what a play. Similar to some of the things i do on mm.
2016-07-16 07:48
1 reply
Nt British eSports scene
2016-07-16 09:38
#44
 | 
Switzerland Sylleo
kio still the problem
2016-07-16 07:55
BOT's kio, fox and jkaem go quit
2016-07-16 08:02
Kioshima has some pretty bad decision making and game sense
2016-07-16 08:16
NIKO Da Boss
2016-07-16 08:32
Faze -Kio -Fox +Niko +CrisJ
2016-07-16 08:34
1 reply
#70
 | 
Germany k0by
wow faze would be OP .. but not good as a mouz fan :D
2016-07-16 11:50
#53
 | 
Denmark FeNoM_XD
Choke is real
2016-07-16 08:52
Oh wtf they really won that?stayed up all night and when the score was 14-6 i just went to bed,but nice that they won
2016-07-16 08:54
#58
 | 
Sweden godname
Nikosports
2016-07-16 09:19
Thank you for free 20$ FaZe fangays. Here is an AK-47 in memory of this match gyazo.com/80a431720c60f8b2ddb82b8d0af22d.. <3
2016-07-16 09:25
-fox +delpan
2016-07-16 09:39
1 reply
you are a fucking genius +1111111111111
2016-07-16 14:35
rip FOX, now is S1mple to FaZe?
2016-07-16 09:57
3 replies
it's sad but it was probably the last championship to fox with faze
2016-07-16 10:28
In the last 6 games (to e-league) fox had 2 bad performances (but really bad, 5k top, and faze lost the games). In the remaining 4, he had 2 reasonable performances (positive k-d ratios by 4k +/-) and 2 brilliant performances! He had worst results in the past, this is not that bad. And also, Kio had worse performances by far.
2016-07-16 15:38
1 reply
double awp in FaZe it's not bad idea... I don't know what S1mple prefer, but i think, is the awp rule! whatever, good luck to them!
2016-07-16 22:58
nikosports
2016-07-16 10:42
Kio is the problem
2016-07-16 10:44
Niko receives hate for the tech timeout vs g2, shuts everyone up in one play :'D
2016-07-16 10:52
Wow Faze has gone to shit. Legends in a major to a joke real quick.
2016-07-16 12:01
kioshima is the problem
2016-07-16 13:02
lul bye fox
2016-07-16 13:03
#79
 | 
Switzerland pazzo0
fox is the worst awper in tier 2-3, omg back to portugal pls
2016-07-16 13:45
1 reply
-fox +s1mple
2016-07-16 14:30
Nikosports only manage to win when Nex shows up. They really need a 4th solid guy. They should have got rid of denis or spidii for tabsen or another good player.
2016-07-16 23:27
1 reply
When Denis and Spidii show up it's God mode.
2016-07-17 04:21
RIP FAZE
2016-07-19 17:19
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