mousesports defeat G2 to secure semi-finals spot

mousesports are through to the StarSeries i-League Season 4 semi-finals after beating G2 2-0 (16-7 on Inferno, 16-11 on Mirage).

The third quarter-final of the day kicked off on G2's map pick, Inferno, with the Frenchmen securing their T-side pistol fairly easily. After following that up with the subsequent anti-ecos, however, it was an heavy-duty job for Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and co. to get through mousesports' defence.

Despite most of the rounds in the first half having been a back-and-forth affair, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's men kept denying G2 from stringing any rounds together, and got to half-time with a 9-6 lead.

The European mixture carried that momentum into the second half and picked up the pistol much thanks to a triple-kill from Miikka "suNny" Kemppi. Still, Robin "ropz" Kool had to play a key role in the next anti-eco by clutching a 1v3 situation to set his team up for a 12-6 lead.

A nearly-flawless gun round then went G2's way, but suNny and Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný responded in convincing fashion, turning around a 3v5 situation to break their opponents' economy. From that point, it was all about mousesports, who went on to finish off the map without losing any more rounds.

mousesports take revenge on the Frenchmen after losing in the group stage

Starting out as Terrorists on mousesports' map pick, Mirage, G2 seemed set to secure the pistol round, but a simple, yet successful, smoke defuse from Martin "STYKO" Styk led his team to grab the initial 3-0 lead.

The Frenchmen won the first gun round, but, just like on the previous map, mousesports would not let them follow that up. Even after G2 picked up the next round on a shoddy buy thanks to two Deagle entries from Richard "shox" Papillon, mouz remained in the driving seat.

In fact, G2 would only be able to get back on the board by the end of the half, when they strung the final two rounds to reduce the deficit to 4-11. In the second half, G2 found some breathing room in the series after losing only one of the first five rounds.

Although mousesports then won a sloppy buy thanks to a Deagle triple-kill from STYKO and a 1v2 clutch from suNny, G2 immediately reset their economy, forcing the European mixture to call a tactical pause.

That pause bore many fruits for mouz, who played the following rounds aggressively to wrap things up, 16-11, and book their spot in the event's semi-final.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 42 - 36 +6 87.6 1.19
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 34 - 37 -3 82.0 1.05
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 35 - 35 0 72.3 0.99
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 26 - 36 -10 62.2 0.77
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 24 - 40 -16 60.6 0.75
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 44 - 29 +15 92.3 1.39
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 45 - 32 +13 96.4 1.37
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 41 - 35 +6 90.4 1.20
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 31 - 33 -2 72.7 1.02
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 22 - 32 -10 54.4 0.85

Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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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Estonia sux3ss 
ez for my boy ropz
2018-02-23 18:18
#7
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Denmark goFaZe! 
G2 just disband already
2018-02-23 18:18
#20
suNny | 
Finland iPaZ 
gz
2018-02-23 18:19
#28
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United States Globebuster 
S U P E R T E A M
2018-02-23 18:19
#34
suNny | 
Finland iPaZ 
nice
2018-02-23 18:26
XD
2018-02-23 18:24
#156
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Sweden Zaser5 
Fauk theeem
2018-02-24 08:45
ez
2018-02-23 18:19
NOT disband,.just.need to work on Mirage
2018-02-23 18:50
And every other map, and individual performances, and everything else
2018-02-23 21:04
#125
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Make Shox IGL on Mirage again (apEX is the IGL on mirage)
2018-02-23 21:14
g2 overrated, no nerves. knabs.
2018-02-23 18:18
#88
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Latvia Tibro 
lmao so shit
2018-02-23 19:29
#113
ropz | 
Estonia qmic 
ropz gives an jubilary gift, my man
2018-02-23 20:11
#2
 | 
Europe n0kay 
gg keep it up mouz!
2018-02-23 18:18
#68
 | 
Turkey Shanon 
why not g2 disbend?
2018-02-23 18:42
#136
 | 
Denmark Twick_ 
Both
2018-02-23 22:12
#137
 | 
Turkey Shanon 
yes'd?
2018-02-23 22:13
#138
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Denmark Twick_ 
I agree
2018-02-23 22:15
OK
2018-02-23 18:18
OK
2018-02-23 18:25
#50
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Brazil stewArt1 
OK
2018-02-23 18:27
#63
i am | 
Turkey kwhrajex 
OK
2018-02-23 18:37
OK
2018-02-23 18:50
#86
GuardiaN | 
India appi 
OK
2018-02-23 19:27
OK
2018-02-23 19:31
#160
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United States c0da 
OK
2018-02-25 02:52
#4
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Denmark VeryEZ4EnceGuy 
ez for estonian god ropz
2018-02-23 18:18
shox is injured, G2 are saving strats for IEM. P.S. Stop overrating French CS, they achieve what they can! bodyy is a support player, blame shox & kennyS & apEX & NBK.
2018-02-23 18:18
Saving strats...fur sure Bad excuse when they are already that deep in
2018-02-23 18:21
Shox is injured. Still amazing deagle shots holy fuck I think the shoxieJESUS we knew is back
2018-02-23 18:25
#57
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Canada Japss^_^ 
Fix the wrist issues then ShoxieJesus is back tbh -NBK/bodyy +Scream/Rpk/Kio
2018-02-23 18:30
+19911877
2018-02-23 18:34
scream XDDDDD
2018-02-23 20:11
Let +amanek +devoduvek happen, please.
2018-02-23 18:51
No! Ex6 devoduvek AmaNEk mixwell allu
2018-02-23 19:03
Not allu but hs
2018-02-23 19:34
hs doesn't speak Belgian
2018-02-23 19:42
#144
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Netherlands !napz 
"belgian" LuL
2018-02-23 23:29
Lol you mean French
2018-02-26 16:13
#140
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Canada YellowFish 
kennyS had so many wtf plays and peaks on mirage and i was just slamming my head on the table. Hope he does better in IEM.
2018-02-23 22:50
#145
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Norway Nikki_96 
thats bullshit you dont believe it yourself
2018-02-23 23:37
2
2018-02-23 18:18
Oh shit
2018-02-23 18:18
#11
 | 
Brazil Eneas56 
Nt
2018-02-23 18:18
nt
2018-02-23 19:34
#10
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Russia i_fos 
ez4whywhy_
2018-02-23 18:18
EZ for Chokesports Kreygasm
2018-02-23 18:18
#13
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Ukraine vexuzz 
again 3-0 in group stage and so fast eliminated
2018-02-23 18:18
G2 more lie G0-2
2018-02-23 19:35
TBH it should really have been 3-0 for mouz and even a potential elimination for G2 - demonstrating how meaningless these numbers are. I mean, look at how Renegades got to the playoffs.
2018-02-23 19:58
everyone thought there would be a g2 x sk semi yall thought
2018-02-23 18:18
Really everyone? Come on :D
2018-02-23 18:36
Wut. Always was going to be dead even between mouz and G2, but frankly I thought mouz had the edge.
2018-02-23 19:56
g2 again 3-0 in group stage and got rekt in quater
2018-02-23 18:19
#16
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Germany cartii 
Mouz top3 inc <3
2018-02-23 18:19
#82
 | 
Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
mouz ftw! #VAMOUZ <3
2018-02-23 19:13
+1
2018-02-23 19:28
ez for kid ropz ez
2018-02-23 18:19
#18
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Norway Phancy11 
Another 3-0 in Swiss stage and instant 0-2 in playoffs.
2018-02-23 18:19
-boddy ;(
2018-02-23 18:19
#21
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India swast1k36 
Nbkrieg lul
2018-02-23 18:19
#23
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Slovakia shddd 
<3 MOUZ
2018-02-23 18:19
G2-0ed
2018-02-23 18:19
#25
COCAINE | 
Syria Kansur 
ez
2018-02-23 18:19
süperteam
2018-02-23 18:19
Lmao.
2018-02-23 18:19
#29
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United States jaeger_steam 
This is getting quite comical on g2s part
2018-02-23 18:19
#30
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Netherlands jonsve 
ez
2018-02-23 18:20
Apex has to be pissed
2018-02-23 18:20
I cheered for FaZe I cheered for SK I cheered for C9 (the streamer) I cheered for Astrolis but I aren't and won't ever cheer for G2 xD Absoshitly team, Tier 3 feels like
2018-02-23 18:20
#36
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Czech Republic AXAXAXAXA 
Xd
2018-02-23 18:22
Mouz outplayed them
2018-02-23 18:23
Your life must be really sad m8
2018-02-23 18:23
+1
2018-02-23 18:23
Triggered much?
2018-02-23 18:24
Not at all. Its just amazing to me that some people decide to spend/waste time of their day purposely acting like a retard on forums. Surely life offers other possibilties far more interesting.
2018-02-24 00:45
They are never t3
2018-02-23 18:23
Absolutely super team
2018-02-23 18:22
#41
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
How much does g2 make? They are just as bad as vp and deserve a lot more hate >_>
2018-02-23 18:23
G2 is miles better than VP, wtf is wrong with you? I think what they are missing is an igl. A very talented team.
2018-02-23 18:27
#64
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Canada Japss^_^ 
shox can't be shoxieJesus as igl, bring in a new igl and drop NBK or bodyy.
2018-02-23 18:38
Drop the fucking diva Nbk
2018-02-23 19:31
#105
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
G2 is better? Than why cant they do anything.. 3-0 outta groups major, shit the bed. What was the last title they competed for? Pro league? Old g2> they are playing just as bad as vp if you consider they probably make 5k+ a month and if they made more than that.. lul
2018-02-23 20:00
The last was Malmo tbf. They still won 3 tournaments in 2017, vp just one at the start. G2 are horible atm i agree, but there are still much worse ones.
2018-02-23 20:43
G2 are underwhelming considering the players individual skill and the hype around them but they are wayyy better than VP. Like two tiers above VP at minimum
2018-02-23 18:53
#42
ropz | 
Estonia sorryyx 
My boy ropz did it XD
2018-02-23 18:24
#43
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Lithuania jegeris 
mouz good job whole team!
2018-02-23 18:24
Expected
2018-02-23 18:25
Good job mouz! You're certainly a fucking contender now. Pathetic from G2. They seem like they can't make it out.
2018-02-23 18:26
If nbk didn't keep buying the krieg mouz don't stand a chance lmao
2018-02-23 18:30
Sunny was the problema!! Lul
2018-02-23 18:28
kick_bodyy_ffs
2018-02-23 18:28
Kennys is a bitch, don't be like him, be a man. seriously. world need men in the times like this. dont's let computers fool you, being a pussy is not worth of the money. seriously.
2018-02-23 18:29
#55
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Sweden aer1aL 
ez 4 oskarSports
2018-02-23 18:29
#58
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Europe tweekzter 
That's what happens when mouz doesn't choke.
2018-02-23 18:31
#59
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg
2018-02-23 18:32
#61
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Mouz to win the tournament! hopefully
2018-02-23 18:34
#65
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Finland Taynz 
God SuNny strikes again
2018-02-23 18:40
Liquid / Faze finals.
2018-02-23 18:40
#67
 | 
Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
mouz vs faze
2018-02-23 18:42
Mouz vs Liquid
2018-02-23 19:40
#69
 | 
Estonia kikilips 
Ez for ropz & sunny epic duo
2018-02-23 18:45
-bodyyyy +mixwell probably enkay J told me.
2018-02-23 18:49
G2 group stage heroes lmao
2018-02-23 18:54
#76
Algeria W0r 
I like how mouse developped
2018-02-23 18:57
Sunny is so underrated, best Finnish player. Expected results, g2 the bo1 heroes, will never achieve more than groupstage...
2018-02-23 19:05
#79
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Singapore Trisha 
weird how they make it out of groups flawlessly then loses the quarters flawlessly xD
2018-02-23 19:04
#111
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Estonia swag420weed 
Pussies, feel the pressure and run
2018-02-23 20:07
just G2 things 3-0 to playoff out of Quarter-final
2018-02-23 19:04
#81
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Brazil millerjmatos 
oskar beast
2018-02-23 19:09
#83
 | 
India slayr121 
- minus whole g2 from csgo pro scene just a burden on community :D
2018-02-23 19:20
#112
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Estonia swag420weed 
Being always top 8 isnt good?
2018-02-23 20:08
not for a lineup like that tbh ...but i guess without a decent igl top 8 is fine
2018-02-23 20:13
#84
Canada ssau 
The score shows a blowout on inferno but honestly g2 had so many opportunities to make that their game
2018-02-23 19:22
Very good!
2018-02-23 19:26
SK LUL G2 super team LUL C9 major winner LUL
2018-02-23 19:30
why is it that G2 always seem to at least flawlessly make it through the group stages but bomb out at the playoffs
2018-02-23 19:31
Just kick bot styko and this team is a consistent Tier 5 team
2018-02-23 19:33
#94
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United States BeatGamer1231 
G2 iS a SuPeRtEaM
2018-02-23 19:34
#99
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Venezuela xoile 
g2 suck! -boddy..
2018-02-23 19:41
#124
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Germany Youngnibba 
+1
2018-02-23 21:10
#101
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Finland TomBale 
Has this "superteam" achieved anything? Im new tho this so I dont know...
2018-02-23 19:50
They've won ECS and Pro League finals, so not all too bad. People want them to consistently win, and they've been underwhelming for the past year or so.
2018-02-23 20:04
#119
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Finland TomBale 
Thank you for this! Now i know... :)
2018-02-23 20:18
#133
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France Mevleffy 
Their old non superteam french lineup had half that many title's, and won against luminosity to get there
2018-02-23 21:45
#102
NM | 
Netherlands [Np]KNz 
gg (g) 2 ez
2018-02-23 19:51
Supposedly, G2 has been on the verge of a breakthrough for over 2 years now
2018-02-23 20:01
Tbf they've only been a team for a but over a year, like 13-ish months... But, they've only been good for a 3-4 month stretch where they won two tournaments.
2018-02-23 20:50
#131
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France Mevleffy 
I preferred old G2 tbh
2018-02-23 21:42
Just needed -Smithzz +kennyS and -Bodyy +apEX Scream, Rpk, Shox, kennyS, apEX That is a god tier roster, never happened though...
2018-02-23 22:12
#141
 | 
France Mevleffy 
Body was solid on the old team, wouldn't replace him with apEX, the problem I saw was nbk playing in a team with bodyy
2018-02-23 23:08
Bodyy's always been kinda mediocre imo. The apEX and kennyS combo can literally win tournaments though.
2018-02-23 23:15
These problems predate the current roster, tbh. They have the same issues as the ScreaM/RpK roster.
2018-02-24 04:33
Didn't want to come off as another Shox hater, but let's be real, a lot of G2's issues come from Shox's IGLing... It's bad and it only worked when Shox himself and Scream were going insane. That's my real opinion on this...
2018-02-24 07:03
mouz are top5 now!
2018-02-23 20:02
#108
Dosia | 
Norway Skagos 
disgraceful preformance my G2, sad to see them in this state
2018-02-23 20:03
#130
 | 
France Mevleffy 
2 tournaments in a row where they sweep the group's to get swept in playoffs
2018-02-23 21:41
#109
 | 
Sweden godname 
Kick boddy When?? hello??? he has play poor since scream and rpk leaved
2018-02-23 20:04
nice fakeflagger xD LEAVED ROFL
2018-02-23 20:14
mousesports is playing so well, i'm excited to watch their next matches
2018-02-23 20:12
#127
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
<3 mouz They play so nice cs
2018-02-23 21:24
exactly, this guys are nuts
2018-02-23 21:26
#118
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
LUL BODYY LUL NBK LUL
2018-02-23 20:15
G2 In GROUPS = Tier 1 Team , GODS G2 in Playoffs = Tier 3 Team , BOTS , Choke ,
2018-02-23 20:55
classic
2018-02-23 21:18
#129
 | 
France Mevleffy 
G2 going 3-0 in Swiss system to lose in a sweep in playoffs, classic, is this the start of a new curse? After the Titan curse, in the G2 curse we trust
2018-02-23 21:41
french scene overrated af
2018-02-23 21:44
I think if sunny was just a bit more consistent mouz could be top 5 Edit: actually, only if also they replaced styko with someone way more consistent
2018-02-23 21:53
1.19 Rating for the past 3 months not consistent enough?
2018-02-23 22:46
What do you even mean? He's the one to pretty much always be top 2 (or top 3 if oskar and ropz are both having a good game) in the team with a very consistently good rating in important matches. I think that oskar is better than sunny but sunny is definitely the more consistent one of the two.
2018-02-24 10:24
#143
 | 
France Deadfish 
G2 always chokes in playoff, no surprise.
2018-02-23 23:20
#146
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Germany JusTobi 
Faze -- Mouz will be grand final
2018-02-23 23:51
G2 GroupStage2
2018-02-24 00:09
#148
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Portugal Death_Hack 
Ez for Oskar and Ropz , totally carried this
2018-02-24 00:20
-botyy +happy so shox doesnt have to fuckin igl plz
2018-02-24 00:22
Happy as igl OMEGALUL. Would be the same.
2018-02-24 02:48
#152
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Venezuela Kremator 
2018 is gonna be the year of REKTersports! at least 3 players of the team gonna be in top 20 tthis year!
2018-02-24 02:54
#158
JD | 
Poland PSZ 
tru
2018-02-24 11:29
NBK stop the SG plz
2018-02-24 05:24
BOT KENNY LOL
2018-02-24 13:06
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