mousesports to ESG final over Virtus.pro
mousesports clinched the first spot in the final after beating Virtus.pro, 2-1. The European combine won Overpass, 16-6 and Train, 16-14, while the Poles took Cache, 16-14.
The clash between mousesports and Virtus.pro started with the European team taking the pistol round on the terrorist side, and followed it up with two anti-ecos. The Polish side fought back, winning three gun rounds in a row to tie it up, followed by mousesports linking three rounds of their own before Filip "NEO" Kubski, with a triple, could break the streak.
Ultimately it was mousesports that took the lead going into the half, 9-6, including a 1vs3 by Robin "ropz" Kool on the B site in the last round before switching sides. The Estonian’s squad then won the second pistol round, and got ahead by six rounds after the anti-ecos, 12-6. Virtus.pro didn’t throw the towel, though, and gave up only two rounds out of ten to bring it back to 14-14. In the end, the Poles were able to seal the deal and mount the comeback.
Overpass started with a 2-for-1 trade in favor of Virtus.pro, but a quick triple by Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, who also picked up the last frag of the round to make it a quad, turned the round on its head and gave mousesports the advantage out of the gate.
After the anti-ecos, which went the way of mousesports, and the first gun rounds, Virtus.pro and the European team ended up at 5-5, with mousesports going into the 11th round on an eco. Then, oskar got four kills, two with p250s and two with AKs, to keep his team ahead and put Virtus.pro in a bad economic situation, allowing the Martin "STYKO" Styk & co. to close the half ahead, 9-6.
mousesports’ oskar got a triple in the second pistol round, giving his team the fourth out of four pistol rounds won in two maps. Once again, mousesports found themselves in exactly the same place as they were on Cache, leading 12-6 in the second half. This time, mousesports were able to close it out without giving up a round, 16-6, to take it to a third map.
Once again, mousesports got to a flying start in the third map, winning the fifth pistol round in a row—this time on the CT side—, with doubles by oskar and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi. Virtus.pro won the third round, the first one they bought, and the following anti-eco, to bring it to 2-2. With 4-4 on the board, a lengthy technical pause ensued. When the match was restarted, it was Virtus.pro who got ahead and closed the first half, 9-6.
Virtus.pro finally won their first pistol round of the series, followed by the anti-ecos, to get the 12-6 lead over mousesports, but a triple entry in a quad kill round by suNny kept his team in the match. The European side then brought it to 11-12, but Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and Paweł "byali" Bieliński won a 2vs2 after plant in the 24th round to stay ahead.
Ultimately, it was mousesports who took the match after culminating the comeback on the terrorist side of Train, earning themselves a spot in the final at ESG Mykonos s in the last round of the last map, closing it out 16-14.
K - D
Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali
59 - 60
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
62 - 56
Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax
51 - 63
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
46 - 58
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
47 - 63