mousesports beat Vega Squadron to qualify for ROG Masters

mousesports came from behind to beat Vega Squadron 2-1 and secure a spot at ROG Masters 2017.

The first semi-final of the day began on Mirage, Vega Squadron's map choice, where the Russian team came out strongly on the Terrorist side, winning six of the first eight rounds. mousesports then tightened up their defense and overcame the deficit by stringings five rounds together, but Dmitriy "jR" Chervak's team picked up the final two rounds of the half to secure a narrow 8-7 lead.

mousesports entered the second half determined to turn things around, and they retook the lead after taking the pistol round and the following anti-ecos. However, once the game reached the gun rounds it was all about Vega Squadron's impenetrable defence. Powered by Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov and Nikolay "mir" Bityukov, the Russian team never let mousesports string any rounds together and closed out the map, 16-13. 

The second map of the series was Nuke, where Vega Squadron got out to a quick 3-0 lead on the Terrorist side. But after buying up, mousesports took control of proceedings, dropping just two rounds until the end of the half as they stormed to a 10-5 lead.

mousesports qualify for ROG Masters

The second half followed the same pattern as the first as the Russian team won the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos, only to lose control of the game in gun rounds. mousesports shut down any chances of the CTs building up their economy or stringing rounds together, locking down the map at 16-10.

Vega Squadron entered the final map, Inferno, with all guns blazing, cruising to a 6-1 lead on the CT side. mousesports' offence then finally came to life, with the half ending in a surprisingly close 8-7 scoreline.

The Russian team further added to their lead by taking the pistol round and the next anti-eco, but then a 1v3 clutch from Miikka "suNny" Kemppi put mousesports back in the game. The European mixture kept this momentum for the remainder of the half, with their individual talent making the difference in key rounds. With a stunning wallbang from Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný in a 1v1 and a quad-kill from Robin "ropz" Kool, mousesports reached match point, and they denied Vega Squadron the chance to take the game to overtime with three more kills from the Estonian talent in the pit.

Matchpage
1
2
15th October 2017
16
Mirage
13
10
Nuke
16
13
Inferno
16

 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 58 - 55 +3 80.8 1.11
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 60 - 53 +7 71.3 1.04
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 57 - 60 -3 71.6 1.00
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 46 - 61 -15 61.6 0.89
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 47 - 59 -12 62.0 0.86
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 62 - 57 +5 87.6 1.19
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 62 - 55 +7 77.1 1.12
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 62 - 54 +8 72.3 1.06
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 53 - 50 +3 72.3 1.02
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 49 - 54 -5 66.5 0.99

With mousesports through to ROG Masters 2017, the team list for the $250,000 event, which will take place from December 7-10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, currently looks as follows:

China TYLOO Europe mousesports
Europe EMEA  Other Asia-Pacific
Other Asia-Pacific Other Americas
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
551
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
509
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
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Hungary myrmidonn 
Go mouz
2017-10-15 15:35
#2
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Expected
2017-10-15 15:34
yeah expected ezy for mouz
2017-10-15 15:36
#15
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Denmark MeToxi 
Sooo... this i kindof a backup tournaments, just incase that they can't qualify for esl pro league?
2017-10-15 15:52
xd
2017-10-15 15:34
#4
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Germany zeolikk10years 
No upsets inc?
2017-10-15 15:35
:---) nice
2017-10-15 15:35
Ropz god
2017-10-15 15:35
#7
Turkey asyx 
Ez 4 xantares
2017-10-15 15:35
k
2017-10-15 15:36
#10
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Finland Taynz 
RIP solomid
2017-10-15 15:36
#11
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
nt Vega
2017-10-15 15:38
#12
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South America IFK 
MIRAA loves to string those rounds together
2017-10-15 15:38
+1
2017-10-15 16:20
#13
United Kingdom Oxna 
Finland > Russia
2017-10-15 15:40
#14
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Poland 0VERATED 
Eeeeh wait a moment. It wasnt the main tournament ? LOOOOL
2017-10-15 15:51
#16
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Germany grimmtz 
poor jR's team
2017-10-15 16:03
Sad, but very good try by vega, gj!
2017-10-15 16:52
#19
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Europe tweekzter 
so ez :D GJ, even with oskar not performing top level
2017-10-15 18:02
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