mousesports to ECS grand final over Astralis

mousesports have booked their place in the ECS Season 4 Finals title decider  after defeating Astralis 2-1 (16-12 on Train, 7-16 on Inferno and 16-9 on Nuke).

The first semi-final of the day kicked off on mousesports' map pick, Train, with the European mixture securing the CT pistol, and following that up with two anti-ecos for a 3-0 lead. A successful B execution in the first gun round marked the beginning of an impressive run from Astralis, who took a 7-3 lead.

It was only then that mousesports were able to win their first round with guns. Still, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný's men would not be able to find an equaliser, with the half ending with a 9-6 lead for Astralis.

After equalizing the score following their second pistol win, mousesports got back in the lead with a fast A execution in the first gun round. The European mixture continued racking up rounds, with the scoreline blooming to a 14-9 advantage. The Danish side then found a lifeline by winning three rounds in a row, but Miikka "suNny" Kemppi then clutched a 1v2, paving the way for mousesports to finish off Train, 16-12.

mousesports are through to the event's grand final

Next up was Inferno, Astralis' map pick. Starting out as Terrorists, the Danes won their first pistol round of the series, and secured a 3-0 lead after prevailing in the anti-ecos. mousesports picked up the pace in gun rounds and eventually look the lead, but the Danes were far too hot to handle in the final stages of the half and took a 10-5 lead. 

Despite winning their T-side pistol, mousesports could not prevail against their opponents' force-buy. From that point, Astralis closed out the map fairly easily, 16-7, to take the series to a third map.

On Inferno, Xyp9x was one of the key figures for Astralis

The decider map, Nuke, began with mousesports picking up a quick 5-0 lead, forcing Astralis to call a tactical pause. That was when the Danish squad managed to counter mousesports' executions, securing five rounds in a row to level up the score.

In the following round, the Europeans picked themselves up and went on a fantastic run, eventually resetting their opponents' economy in the 13th round. Even though Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander then called a tactical pause, mousesports remained calm and collected, securing a 9-6 lead.

Astralis came from the break much livelier and equalised the score at 9-9 after taking the pistol round and both anti-ecos. From that point, however, mousesports were simply too hot to handle, and they went on a seven-round streak to lock down the map, 16-9, and the series, 2-1, to book their spot in the event's grand final.

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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 52 - 50 +2 81.3 1.06
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 55 - 50 +5 74.2 1.05
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 49 - 52 -3 75.5 1.04
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 50 - 49 +1 69.4 1.01
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 43 - 58 -15 65.7 0.82
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 67 - 48 +19 96.9 1.40
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 54 - 49 +5 80.1 1.05
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 51 - 54 -3 75.6 0.99
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 52 - 53 -1 75.2 0.98
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 35 - 47 -12 54.7 0.80

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
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
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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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
GG Respect Rubino he played really good! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2017-12-17 19:15
#5
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Estonia JuliaFriberg 
little late hltv.. but good job mouz ! :D and also good luck to fnatic <33
2017-12-17 19:15
GG ez for devve
2017-12-17 19:16
If device was playing Astralis would win the tornoument
2017-12-17 19:51
#57
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
Gj! Go mouzzzzz
2017-12-17 19:23
#14
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Europe _EpiC_ 
Mousesport deserved. Well played. ropz god
2017-12-17 19:15
how r people so fast? I click the notification and there are already 2 edited comments, and then I would still have to click the text box and post a comment...
2017-12-17 19:16
When a match is finished, constantly refresh the page for minutes. You have to have no life to succeed.
2017-12-17 19:48
ah. I tried that once, got bored after 2 minutes. ...it took 10 more minutes :L who wants to refresh for 10 minutes :I
2017-12-17 20:22
yeah, you gotta have no life to succeed or to be extremely lucky. I got first once out of pure luck.
2017-12-17 20:23
and then u just hold space to scroll down, click the textbox, ctrl+v and click post or are there any more tricks?
2017-12-17 20:25
I just scrolled down and typed some random shit and clicked and edited afterwards.
2017-12-17 20:26
alright
2017-12-17 20:27
#76
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Europe tweekzter 
professional hltv poster they get paid for this :D
2017-12-17 19:49
#88
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Ping Bro.
2017-12-17 20:20
nigga my ping is under 50 milliseconds anywhere in europe
2017-12-17 20:21
Xd ok, so they r bot who write automatically when a New os posted. The only explanation i have.
2017-12-17 22:00
apparently the notification is late if u want to be 1st u have to sit and wait on hltv.org
2017-12-17 23:05
I don't. I need only some feels comments to beb able to open threads. Xd
2017-12-17 23:24
#107
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Mongolia k0ng0 
it's different timezones so they see it before you depending on where you live.
2017-12-18 01:18
i dont believe that makes any sense
2017-12-18 01:38
#109
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Mongolia k0ng0 
To make it clearer: I live in germany-gmt+1 U live in england-gmt+0 So when news flash My clock is 18 Ur clock is 17 I see this news before you do.
2017-12-18 03:29
oh you're just baiting okay then
2017-12-18 03:55
#111
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Yeah, i'm surprised you didn't catch the first comment.
2017-12-18 20:31
I was trying to be polite, never know when someone's not baiting
2017-12-18 20:32
#113
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Mongolia k0ng0 
I always bait initially to catch the newfags.
2017-12-18 20:58
#114
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
i appreciate your work, sir!
2017-12-19 10:07
#115
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Ty! I do it for the better of the community.
2017-12-19 13:06
#35
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
Totally agree. But being honest, I don't know if he has such merit since Astralis is a very good team and possibly may provide a good setup that makes him more comfortable and confident to play. You know, you are playing with some of the best players in the world, you don't expect they will do a lot of mistakes that make the rounds harder for you.
2017-12-17 19:18
#59
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
+1
2017-12-17 19:26
GOD ROPZICLE <3 Also, glad to see ChrisJ so happy lul i am feeling thank you
2017-12-17 19:14
#3
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
xD
2017-12-17 19:14
OMEGALUL - BORING 2-0 FINAL INC. ;((((((((((((((((
2017-12-17 19:15
Mouz has a good winrate vs faze
2017-12-17 19:16
LUL FaZe ha a good winrate over every team -SK xDDDDDDDD
2017-12-17 19:16
#38
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Canada ropzGOD 
Mouz and Faze are always 50-50 in league match ups. Its gonna be a 2-1, no matter who is gonna win. If mouz vs fnatic its prob 2-0 mouz.
2017-12-17 19:18
#49
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
Fanatic could beat mouz as well... I'm just hoping for an exciting final!
2017-12-17 19:21
#55
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Canada ropzGOD 
Really just depends on the maps.
2017-12-17 19:22
#68
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Israel BoyMcFacto 
Delete this before 100 rain/niko fans will wish death to your family
2017-12-17 19:35
They have never played a bo3 vs each other and nuke/cobble should be an ez win for mouz all they have to do is upset them on mirage or inferno
2017-12-17 19:21
#6
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Serbia LukaTheSerbian 
yeah
2017-12-17 19:15
#7
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Netherlands jonsve 
dank kush
2017-12-17 19:15
#8
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Canada Matomoto 
Go mouse!
2017-12-17 19:15
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
xd Astralis so bad
2017-12-17 19:15
#10
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United States Cherryyy 
lul
2017-12-17 19:15
#11
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India Gandhii6 
sunny top 1?
2017-12-17 19:15
#12
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Europe keNLey94 
NICE
2017-12-17 19:15
Ez sunny
2017-12-17 19:15
#15
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Turkey nopaznowin 
congratz :)
2017-12-17 19:15
#16
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Sweden Froxez 
SUNNY MVP IF THEY WIN
2017-12-17 19:15
+1
2017-12-17 19:17
#17
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Oceania nobrac 
Ez win for mouz
2017-12-17 19:15
#18
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
Mouz haters Inc. In 3..2...1
2017-12-17 19:15
god styko <3
2017-12-17 19:15
I hope people see mouz as a tier 1 team.
2017-12-17 19:15
Deserved af, oskar and ropz are gods
2017-12-17 19:16
#67
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
SuNny is a fucking great player too. Styko lets then down a bit but also has odd amazing rounds, often right when they're needed
2017-12-17 19:33
Deserved af, oskar and ropz are gods
2017-12-17 19:16
Not yet, need more consistency
2017-12-17 19:19
Yeah, if they keep it up decently top 10. good luck against fanatic m8
2017-12-17 19:22
Oh yeah I can see them doing well in the future, a lot of the top teams below faze SK aren't doing so well, I can see them taking over, And thank you sir, good luck in the Grand Finals
2017-12-17 19:26
#54
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
+1 but the potential is there
2017-12-17 19:22
It really is, I would love to see them win large scale, if they can do well against FaZe/Fnatic it will help a lot more, hopefully they can succeed in the major.
2017-12-17 19:26
#63
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
I honestly would love to see Chris win a big tournament again.. he is such a cool and chill guy and I think he deserves this with his 27 years... The other ones as well tho :))
2017-12-17 19:31
It's good to see him IGL and play well individually
2017-12-17 19:33
#71
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
+1 Happy to see that there are nice people around on hltv as well!
2017-12-17 19:45
Especially nice Faze Fangays Kappa, used to live in Germany for a few years.
2017-12-17 19:52
#85
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
Haha tbh i like the playstyle of FaZe a lot... It's just entertaining to watch insane aimers like rain, Niko and guardian as one of the top awps oh that's why you aren't toxic like the majority of the hltv users xD
2017-12-17 20:10
Yeah they definitely have what it takes to compete with the top NA teams, North, NiP, etc For me I think they really need some consistency to solidify themselves as a top 8 team. They are starting to play really well despite oskar having fallen in form slightly
2017-12-17 20:12
#21
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Germany cartii 
ez af
2017-12-17 19:15
#41
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Canada ropzGOD 
Hattest du net nen Big Logo? Geändert weil mouz gewonnen hat vllt? :thinking:
2017-12-17 19:20
#42
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Germany cartii 
du nase ich bin carti xD
2017-12-17 19:20
#45
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Canada ropzGOD 
Bah sry xD weiss ich doch net xD
2017-12-17 19:21
#47
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Germany cartii 
haha hau ab mit big xD
2017-12-17 19:21
#50
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Canada ropzGOD 
Sprout > Big Da is Spiidi besser als des ganze team MiniK
2017-12-17 19:21
#53
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Germany cartii 
ja man
2017-12-17 19:22
nice
2017-12-17 19:16
#23
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
Waiting for lurppis to twitter about that.
2017-12-17 19:16
#26
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
funny how kjaerbye is trash even tho he has spray script lmao
2017-12-17 19:16
#64
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
+1
2017-12-17 19:32
#30
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Brazil Juneco 
tier 2 team tier 2 final
2017-12-17 19:16
Where's SK?
2017-12-17 19:17
#44
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Canada ropzGOD 
Faze, 2nd best team = Tier 2?
2017-12-17 19:20
I'm fan of SK but wat are u talking? Really well matches at all -1
2017-12-17 19:31
#82
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United Kingdom Vugo360 
Shut up qualifier loser
2017-12-17 19:59
#89
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Germany skraby 
+1 you just got rekt by a uk OMEGALUL
2017-12-17 20:20
#98
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
SK didn't make it
2017-12-17 21:00
#31
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Brazil Isme 
Happy for Oskar
2017-12-17 19:16
my name really says all about this series...
2017-12-17 19:18
haha true
2017-12-17 19:21
#70
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Sweden wyv0 
Kjaerbye has a major MVP in 2017
2017-12-17 19:40
and played like shit since then
2017-12-17 19:45
#37
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Belgium KYC 
Deserved and expected
2017-12-17 19:18
well done mouz!
2017-12-17 19:19
#43
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Tunisia nivac 
i am feeling thank you #vamouz
2017-12-17 19:20
#46
NM | 
Netherlands [Np]KNz 
Wadap now danes ? WOOOO
2017-12-17 19:20
Nice Mouz! Good job ;p
2017-12-17 19:22
#61
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
I was defending SuNny against idiots the other day who criticised me including him in an international dream team. I said he was a solid top rifler and he is. Hope he keeps it up vs FaZe/fnatic and gets some support from Oscar too.
2017-12-17 19:31
#65
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Europe tweekzter 
naise naise naise
2017-12-17 19:32
#69
FORSYY | 
Czech Republic MSQT 
EZ FOR OSKAR , 50 YEARS OLD PRO
2017-12-17 19:40
#73
chrisJ | 
Germany 1buffen 
XD he looks so grumpy all the time
2017-12-17 19:46
mouz getting pretty good nowadays
2017-12-17 19:46
Sunny is a top 20 player in his right. He is quite consistent and a great fragger.
2017-12-17 19:50
#78
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Malaysia ShukCS 
Very nice well done mouz :D If they lose grand final, i dont mind at all and it was pleasure to see their game ^_^
2017-12-17 19:56
#81
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Malaysia K2tan 
First time sunny top frag ...
2017-12-17 19:53
#83
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Iceland caverat 
NICE 2017S END ASTRALIS To hell
2017-12-17 20:01
Very pleased with mousesports
2017-12-17 20:08
i wanna die
2017-12-17 20:19
#94
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Europe Mrfloppy 
Good job all mouz haters died today because they bet their sisters hehe
2017-12-17 20:25
Asstralis ded l.fa0+0000000
2017-12-17 20:58
Suprise fnatic vs mouz grand final with mouz winning 3-2
2017-12-17 21:03
#100
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Finland Smoonah 
No. Faze in final.
2017-12-17 21:16
SuNny GOD
2017-12-17 21:25
O think It is not a "grand final" coz mouse vs faze Will not be great as like sk vs astralis in blast .
2017-12-17 22:02
#104
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France cedd 
nice to see Sunny shine :D now -styko pls. also lul kjaerbye
2017-12-17 22:05
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