mousesports beat Liquid to win ESG Tour Mykonos

MIRAA
September 10th, 2017 22:44

After a five-hour marathon, mousesports have won ESG Tour Mykonos following a hard-fought 3-2 win over Team Liquid.

The best-of-five title decider began on Cobblestone, where mousesports drew first blood after a successful B execution in the pistol round. After taking both anti-ecos, the European team remained in the driving seat, which propelled them into a 7-1 lead, with Martin "STYKO" Styk leading the charge.

After a long technical pause, Liquid halted mousesports' momentum with a B stack on eco. That round sparked a great for the North Americans, who won four of the next five rounds before Robin "ropz" Kool gave his team their ninth round of the game with three entry frags in B.

The second half was a complete blowout, with mousesports winning six of the first seven rounds to hit match point. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski still gave Liquid a lifeline with three kills in a desperate B push, but the Europeans took the next round to secure the first map of the series.

mousesports have won their first event with the new roster

Next up was Inferno, where Liquid won the pistol round despite losing control of the A site as mousesports ran out of time to defuse the bomb. The North American team followed that up with both anti-ecos, but once mousesports had money in the bank the flow of the game changed slightly as the CTs quickly tied up the score at 3-3.

mousesports then got punished for their overaggression in banana, allowing Liquid to regain control of proceedings. The rest of the half would be a one-way street as Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's men won seven rounds straight before the CTs bagged the final round.

Liquid further added to their lead by winning the pistol round and the following anti-ecos, bringing the score to 14-4. The first full gun round then went mousesports' way, but Liquid hit back immediately with a quad kill from EliGE in B before wrapping things up with another round.

EliGE and jdm stepped up on Inferno

Map three, Train, began with mousesports getting slaugthered on their way to the B site in the pistol round. The Europeans were unfazed by that round, however, and rallied back on a force-buy. mousesports twice took a two-round lead - the second time thanks to an ace from STYKO - but they could not stamp their authority on the game, allowing Liquid to regain control.

Until the end of the half, mousesports struggled to string any rounds together, with Liquid taking nine rounds with them before switching to the Terrorist side.

Miikka "suNny" Kemppi opened up the second half with three kills as mousesports stopped Liquid's push towards the outer site. That was the start of a dominant run from mousesports, who kept their defense very tight and locked down the map without dropping a single round in the half.

STYKO was a nuisance to Liquid on Train

On Mirage, Liquid came out of the looking scary, winning eight rounds straight as mousesports had no response to the Terrorists' pace. It was only then that the CTs managed to react, winning four of the next five rounds, with Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný appearing to have finally woken up after clutching a 1v2 situation.

The momentum was now shifting towards mousesports, but the European team fell apart following an eco push from Liquid, who would go on to win the next round to increase their lead to 11-4.

mousesports came out of the break determined to turn the score around. Twice they brought the deficit to a minimum and twice they it slip away against a full eco side. That was the tonic that propelled Liquid to hit map point, with a last-gasp effort from mousesports proving fruitless.

Liquid's eco rounds prevented mousesports from taking Mirage

It all came down to Nuke, which began with mousesports cruising to a 9-0 lead on the CT side. Liquid's offense then finally came to life, but they still only managed to claim four rounds before the sides switched. 

mousesports piled more misery on Liquid by taking the pistol round as Terrorist and the following two rounds. With a 1v2 clutch from oskar, the European team reached championship point - an opportunity they did not pass up.

ESG Tour Mykonos 2017Best of 5
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Inferno
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Train
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Mirage
16
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Nuke
4

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 92 - 67 +25 75.9 1.20
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 95 - 81 +14 83.3 1.19
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 84 - 79 +5 80.7 1.09
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 69 - 83 -14 71.4 1.04
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 72 - 70 +2 64.7 1.01
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 87 - 76 +11 77.6 1.10
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 85 - 87 -2 84.2 1.03
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 80 - 84 -4 72.8 1.01
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 67 - 80 -13 58.2 0.88
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 60 - 85 -25 61.3 0.87

ESG Tour Mykonos 2017 final standings:

1. Europe mousesports - $117,500 + spot at next ESG Tour event
2. United States Liquid - $47,000 + spot at next ESG Tour event
3. Brazil SK - $23,500 + spot at next ESG Tour event
4. Poland Virtus.pro - $23,500
5-6. Kazakhstan Gambit - $5,875
5-6. Germany BIG - $5,875
7-8. France EnVyUs - $5,875
7-8. Denmark Heroic - $5,875

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
187
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
606
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
604
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
#1
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Europe mlok401 
ez Mousesports
2017-09-10 22:45
#9
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Mongolia Tendies 
Congrats Mouz, good for my boy Martin
2017-09-10 22:47
#14
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United Kingdom [VIP]Kevin 
<3 gj
2017-09-10 22:45
tier4 event LUL
2017-09-10 22:47
#43
Golden | 
World Altan 
still NA cant win it
2017-09-10 22:47
nt autist
2017-09-10 22:48
nt burger
2017-09-11 07:41
#61
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Norway VemundM 
sk, vp and gambit tier4?
2017-09-10 22:52
#69
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
Dont mind him, muricans = no brain
2017-09-10 22:54
#76
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Norway VemundM 
:D
2017-09-10 22:55
#88
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World lalt 
Yeah, not tier 4, more like tier 2
2017-09-10 23:02
#90
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Norway VemundM 
yup
2017-09-10 23:01
4 teams from the last major playoffs is a tier 4 tournament?
2017-09-10 23:04
Life of Martin <3
2017-09-10 22:54
#11
ruler | 
Brazil VAMOUZ 
Well played To mouz, finally won something in almost 20 months, GL in the future boys ! <3
2017-09-10 22:45
Ez mouz
2017-09-10 22:45
#60
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United Kingdom WillStar 
N1 mouz
2017-09-10 22:52
gg wp
2017-09-10 22:54
Pretty fucking obvious that sunNy was cheating
2017-09-10 22:56
#2
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Netherlands Twitmuck 
nice
2017-09-10 22:45
gg wp
2017-09-10 22:45
#10
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Germany zeolikk 
going for 2nd place ResidentSleeper
2017-09-10 22:45
going for 2nd place and still 3rd XDD
2017-09-10 22:46
#103
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Germany zeolikk 
wait, where did the 2nd go? :D
2017-09-10 23:08
thats mystery
2017-09-10 23:19
gg
2017-09-10 22:45
#5
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Germany zeolikk 
deserved
2017-09-10 22:45
#6
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Germany Hampi1337 
n1
2017-09-10 22:45
223fefa
2017-09-10 22:45
Congratulations mouz! Deserved.
2017-09-10 22:45
#13
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Russia V1P3RRR 
Awh nt liquid i thought you could better
2017-09-10 22:45
#15
jdm64 | 
United States aveng3 
ggwp
2017-09-10 22:45
Finally they won smth.
2017-09-10 22:45
#17
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Russia Sur1on 
congratz
2017-09-10 22:45
Nice
2017-09-10 22:45
#19
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China ToTheStars 
so well deserved, congrats MOUZ :)
2017-09-10 22:45
#91
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United States Frostizy 
<3 gg
2017-09-10 23:01
NA on suicide watch EleGiggle
2017-09-10 22:45
#21
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Sweden lagcats 
gj ropz + co, you guys deserve this
2017-09-10 22:45
#22
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Slovakia Jaskowec 
Mousesports is very good :)
2017-09-10 22:45
#23
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Germany VeTox 
rip the dream :( gg wp mouz
2017-09-10 22:46
#63
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United States Lockerboy 
2nd place is the best result we can hope for this team has a curse following it
2017-09-10 22:52
#115
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France Ghoul98 
+1 well said
2017-09-10 23:38
#24
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Sweden Revil0csgo 
Deserved
2017-09-10 22:46
#26
Xyp9x | 
Denmark SpiteJ 
well deserved. hopefully they will continue their grinding and reach more titles!
2017-09-10 22:46
oskar too good
2017-09-10 22:46
#28
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Auf gehts! Finally, waited so long for a big win, well deserved! Real happy for Chris, congrats!
2017-09-10 22:46
#59
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
Can't agree more
2017-09-10 22:52
#29
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Malaysia phyzell 
Styko's smile after winning. LMAO
2017-09-10 22:47
#112
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United States FaZeMeister 
i bet he started yelling: "guys guys see i'm not gonna get kicked i'm good i'm good!!!" lol
2017-09-10 23:30
#128
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Malaysia phyzell 
Exactly. When beginners luck strikes, miracle did happen today.... :D
2017-09-11 01:09
#30
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Russia V1P3RRR 
Bo5 ESG Grand Final vs. Bo1 DH Grand Final 4Head
2017-09-10 22:46
#31
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Germany Gloin 
GJ MOUZ LET'S GO
2017-09-10 22:46
happy for oskar and ropz
2017-09-10 22:46
#33
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Slovakia bukso 
GG MOUZ!!! #DDPC
2017-09-10 22:47
congrats mouz!!!
2017-09-10 22:47
#35
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Denmark qwedsa 
mouz won a major.. LMAO
2017-09-10 22:47
ez 4 ex-ence
2017-09-10 22:47
#38
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Russia Gunzel 
Deserved win
2017-09-10 22:47
#39
Estonia r0pz 
Thanks
2017-09-10 22:47
happy for mouz, specialy for Cris, gj
2017-09-10 22:48
#41
TACO | 
Brazil GuedyS 
Really ? STANISLAW: "THERE'S A REALLY GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN ME AND NITR0" Really ?
2017-09-10 22:47
#42
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Germany scape 
finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-09-10 22:47
#44
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Hungary benkopeter 
Good to see you STYKO! :) GG WP
2017-09-10 22:47
#46
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World sexhaver_420 
Kinda lame last map but awesome series Both teams played well and I'm hyped for mouse
2017-09-10 22:48
#47
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Slovakia shddd 
PogChamp
2017-09-10 22:48
#48
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Czech Republic Limacool 
If there will be a MVP award, Oskar should get it.
2017-09-10 22:48
#50
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
So easy for best CSGO team Mousesports.
2017-09-10 22:48
#51
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Europe keNLey94 
gratz mouz and finally chrisJ :)
2017-09-10 22:49
About time you got a trophy, well deserved oskar <3
2017-09-10 22:49
I don't think anyone in the world expected this finals. Great to see oskar winning, he always been one of my favorite players since 1.6
2017-09-10 22:49
#54
oskar | 
Czech Republic Spirit__ 
Yaay goooo mouz!
2017-09-10 22:49
#55
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Poland trancemeister 
Virtus.Pro in this squad [*]
2017-09-10 22:51
#56
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
ez 100k
2017-09-10 22:51
#97
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Norway VemundM 
50k*
2017-09-10 23:05
#114
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
1. Europe mousesports - $117,500 + spot at next ESG Tour event
2017-09-10 23:38
#138
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Lithuania DieNastyA 
Basically more meaningfull victory than g2 lol. Mouz #1 now ?
2017-09-11 09:30
#57
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India Rav3nEz 
Well deserved ! Ez for oscar .
2017-09-10 22:51
#58
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Finland KarpaloMato 
Ez for SuNny and oskar
2017-09-10 22:52
At last :)
2017-09-10 22:52
#65
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Europe Vallon 
Deserved. Congrats, Mousesports.
2017-09-10 22:53
I remember how bad oskar was 7 years back when I crushed him in every match, but where he is now and where I? Gj mouz, wp!
2017-09-10 22:53
#67
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
What a shit final
2017-09-10 22:53
#68
rain | 
Czech Republic 88778691 
what to say... GODSKAR
2017-09-10 22:53
#70
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Czech Republic PETERS_ 
oskar ez
2017-09-10 22:54
#72
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Korea widelecjezusa 
Get the rope
2017-09-10 22:54
#73
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Honestly one of the best grand finals I've seen in a while. Both teams are equal in skills and both worked their asses off to get to the grand finals. Props to both and hope they can keep at it in the future!
2017-09-10 22:54
#78
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Kazakhstan Ivan_One 
Thank you our god and saviour oskar for winning this event on my birthday <3
2017-09-10 22:56
well done mouz :)
2017-09-10 22:56
#80
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Turkey Requista 
good to see
2017-09-10 22:57
#81
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Poland Marcines 
ez $23,500 for vp.
2017-09-10 22:57
gj to the relative new team of mousesports, and the master mind godJ
2017-09-10 22:58
Never seen Twistzz play as bad as he did in the last map, the dude is usually a consistency king. Stan jdm and elige all played well, but it wasn't enough in the end. Damn gg's mouz rip na :(
2017-09-10 22:58
#85
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
ghg wp congratz
2017-09-10 22:59
Ok, but let's see them at a premier
2017-09-10 23:00
#89
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Canada Jesse_Pinkman 
is this mouz first title ?
2017-09-10 23:01
no
2017-09-11 00:12
#92
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Well deserved, GGWP Mouz. Hopefully "ESG Tour" will stay in EU and not be in NA or some weird place in Asia/Australia or South America next year.
2017-09-10 23:01
Why not at every top tyrist destination Lets make this event vacations without the VAC
2017-09-13 22:42
#156
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Yeah. But how many tourist/tropical places exist in NA xD Miami? Florida? LA? :P They should stay with this tournament in tropical places (maybe just stay in Greece since all the players loved the place they stayed at)
2017-09-13 22:50
Where in greece tho ? Athens Thessaloniki/Halkidiki Mt olumpus Santorini Crete And thats it We sont have any other place we are a small country
2017-09-13 23:07
#158
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Santorini or same place.
2017-09-13 23:11
Then its not tours
2017-09-13 23:42
#160
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Well i know :P
2017-09-14 00:06
GJ OskY
2017-09-10 23:02
#94
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Canada kawoh 
NOICE GJ MOUZ
2017-09-10 23:03
Gz mouz! Kinda boring match though. No even maps.
2017-09-10 23:03
#98
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Czech Republic SimplyOrange 
God Oskar
2017-09-10 23:06
now we can sit back and chill the next 20 months xD
2017-09-10 23:06
like Arsenal in Premier League FeelsBadMan
2017-09-10 23:07
GJ MOUZ!!!
2017-09-10 23:06
#102
coldzera | 
Brazil ezSK 
Congrats mouz. Happy for oskar <3
2017-09-10 23:08
#106
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Germany xoutblaze 
Nice <3
2017-09-10 23:11
Oskar was a god on Nuke
2017-09-10 23:18
#116
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France Ghoul98 
To bad for zews who was evacuated to the hospital during the game :(
2017-09-10 23:39
#117
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
By helicopter.
2017-09-11 00:01
#118
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France Ghoul98 
Feels bad man. Hopefully he's okay. Liquid will win Esl NY
2017-09-11 00:12
#123
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United States koyoCSGO 
Congratulations mouse. Well deserved. Hard fought battle by Liquid. They are clearly improving even more at a staggering rate
2017-09-11 00:29
#124
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
niko was the problem xD
2017-09-11 00:37
oskar is a true beast, didnt expect mouz to win this tournament congratz
2017-09-11 00:41
Gg
2017-09-11 00:56
gg
2017-09-11 01:03
#129
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Malaysia phyzell 
MVP Award for Oskar!
2017-09-11 01:10
#131
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Malaysia ShukCS 
GG
2017-09-11 02:52
#132
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Finland kappaboi 
gg wp
2017-09-11 03:17
gg
2017-09-11 03:23
gg
2017-09-11 03:36
#135
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Macedonia meowtwo 
Liquid better than the Clown9 lineup.
2017-09-11 05:18
#136
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France someth7ng 
jdm is the problem they said
2017-09-11 05:52
he is it's expected that awpers get good stats even if they aren't doing well, the way stats work and how they're expected to save they will always get a decent adr (since awp is a 1 shot 1 kill) and have a positive rating even if they're not doing shit. if they're not (like jdm who sported a .88 lan rating for like half a year this year) it means something's really fucking wrong. but he's inconsistent and whiffs half the time and he really can't use rifles so he's a overall negative, liquid basically plays 4 vs 5 whenever he doesn't have an awp in his hand. if you can't use rifles even at a AVERAGE level and force your team into a 4 vs 5 whenever they are losing/have bad economy/eco and singlehandely make your team's force buys into mediocre shit because you're dragging them down (and your team is scared or hesitant to force buy because they know you can't do shit when it's 5 ak's and you got one in your hand) then you better be playing like prime kennyS. Which JDM is not even close to, half the time he struggles to be a mediocre/average awper WHILE being a liability that is a bot with other guns. dude is a straight liability and a relic of the past, every team's awper has a decent rifle these days and runs 5 m4/ak force buys and with jdm liquid is never going to reach the next level. He's basically one of those "win more" type of players, if you're winning he will help you "win more" in a game that they would have won regardless of him (since he will be able to afford the awp the whole game), but if they're losing or trying to come back JDM is a straight deadweight since they have to play 4 vs 5 many rounds when they can't afford awp meaning jdm is useless which leads to more round losses and broken economy which goes into a cycle meaning liquid is going to have a hard fight climbing back.
2017-09-11 10:15
TL ; DR
2017-09-11 10:40
TLDR: jdm is a bot who can't use rifle and is a mediocre awper on top of that so he is a big liability for his team.
2017-09-11 15:49
#140
OCEAN | 
Sri Lanka LOLTHUG 
gg didnt watch
2017-09-11 10:31
never thought mousesports would win anything I guess all they had to do was go all Euro and no German.
2017-09-11 11:08
#143
jOELZ | 
Finland ep1k 
Torille!
2017-09-11 12:04
NA XD
2017-09-11 14:12
#146
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
finally mouz win a event!! Nice! I like them!
2017-09-11 14:20
Good job Mouz Gl in the future A special fiery greeting for u, Lamabot )
2017-09-11 15:01
#148
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Germany ToxlC 
N1 and ez mouz
2017-09-11 15:11
#152
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CIS sergioff 
lul mouz won something
2017-09-11 18:36
#153
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
ez 4 OSKARsports <3
2017-09-11 20:37
#154
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United Kingdom weloverussia 
wow they finally win something
2017-09-13 15:42
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