mousesports top ELEAGUE Group A
mousesports have secured a playoff spot in ELEAGUE Season 2 after defeating Cloud9 19-16 on Dust2 in the winners' match.
mousesports played their opening match against Immortals on Mirage and had quite a strong CT-side. After leading 12-3 at halftime, the European team closed out the match 16-9. Chris "chrisJ" de Jong was the player of the match with a 31:14 score, a 107.0 ADR, and a 1.98 rating.
Cloud9 and FaZe squared off in the second opening match and the North Americans reigned supreme on Train. Although they were on the T-side to start the game, which is the less favored side, Cloud9 led 9-6 at halftime and won the match 16-7 thanks to Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert's incredible showings.
chrisJ stepped up in both matches
The group final between mousesports and Cloud9 was played on Dust2 and chrisJ put his stamp on the match. The first half ended 8-7 in CT-sided mousesports' favor and they made it 13-8 at the start of the second half.
Cloud9 replied with seven rounds in a row to make it 15-13, acquiring two match points, but n0thing & company failed to capitalize on this advantage as the match went to overtime. The Europeans closed out the match 19-16 and qualified for the ELEAGUE playoffs.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||38 - 22||+16||118.2||1.76|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||31 - 25||+6||99.0||1.30|
|Denis 'denis' Howelldenis||20 - 24||-4||57.7||0.89|
|Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel||16 - 25||-9||60.6||0.79|
|Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi||18 - 22||-4||52.1||0.77|
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing||29 - 25||+4||99.2||1.27|
|Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle||23 - 19||+4||67.3||1.14|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||26 - 27||-1||77.7||1.02|
|Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud||23 - 25||-2||68.6||0.87|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||17 - 27||-10||53.9||0.70|
ELEAGUE Season 2 Group A action will continue today at 20:00 with the best-of-three elimination match between Immortals and FaZe whose winners will face Cloud9 afterwards to decide which team will qualify for the ELEAGUE playoffs.
BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.