mousesports edge past FaZe in overtime
mousesports have put FaZe on the brink of elimination at PGL Major Krakow after picking up a 19-15 victory on Train.
FaZe started out strongly on the CT side, picking up the pistol round without letting their opponents plant the bomb and following that up with both anti-ecos.
mousesports responded by winning the first gun round, leaving FaZe strapped for cash for two rounds in a row. The next full gun round went neck and neck, with Robin "ropz" Kool ultimately clutching a 1v2 to put his team in the lead for the first time in the game.
Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný's men refused to take their off the gas and increased their lead to 7-3. After losing the next two rounds, mousesports picked up their eighth round of the half and reset FaZe's economy. It looked like mousesports would secure a comfortable lead, but FaZe hit back on eco before Nikola "NiKo" Kovač pulled off a tripe kill in the final round to keep the deficit to a minimum.
The second half began with mousesports taking the pistol round despite finding themselves with three heavily tagged players in a 3v3 situation. A third-round buy put FaZe back in the game, but they could not get enough rounds to equalise the score.
A scrappy period then followed as rounds went back and forth, with mousesports then gaining a firm grip on the game as they increased their lead to 13-10. FaZe's offense finally woke up, allowing them to bag five rounds in a row, but mousesports won the final two rounds of regulation to force overtime.
With Chris "chrisJ" de Jong and Denis "denis" Howell stepping up, mousesports won all three rounds on the CT side to hit match point. FaZe now had no room for error, but they could do nothing against an A split from their opponents, suffering their second defeat of the tournament after just two matches.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||24 - 17||+7||80.7||1.28|
|Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel||27 - 21||+6||82.3||1.26|
|Denis 'denis' Howelldenis||26 - 21||+5||75.5||1.22|
|Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar||26 - 20||+6||87.5||1.20|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||21 - 25||-4||67.6||0.93|
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||33 - 23||+10||103.8||1.47|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||25 - 26||-1||83.8||1.09|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||24 - 25||-1||73.6||1.03|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||10 - 23||-13||36.5||0.63|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||12 - 27||-15||37.7||0.48|
Two matches into the second day of the Major, here is how the Swiss stage is looking:
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