mousesports secure playoffs spot over G2

mousesports have eliminated G2 from IEM Sydney 2018 with a 2-0 victory (16-9 on Dust2 and Mirage) to move on to the event's playoffs.

The last series of day three in Sydney kicked off on Dust2, G2's map pick, with mousesports winning a near-flawless CT pistol, but failing to follow that up in the next round as Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt clutched a 1v2 situation after finding two more opponents.

Down 1-3, mousesports started tightening up their defence to eventually grab a minimum lead, 5-4. G2 still managed to equalize things off in what seemed to be a back-and-forth affair. Despite this, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's men looked quite dominant in the latter stages of the half, stringing five rounds together to go up 10-5 by half-time.

Dan "apEX" Madesclaire opened up the second half with a clean quad-kill to help G2 pick up their T-side pistol, leading them to reduce the deficit to 8-10. In the first gun round, however, mousesports got back to winning ways with a double-kill from Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, and, from that moment, there was little that G2 could do to stop them from closing out the map, 16-9.

mousesports will take on Renegades in the quarter-finals

Next up was Mirage, mousesports' map pick, where the European mixture started things off with a successful CT pistol, which they capitalized on the subsequent anti-eco. Nevertheless, apEX played a key role in his team's eco in the next round, finding two-entry-kills with a Deagle, to counter their opponents.

mousesports immediately responded with Martin "STYKO" Styk coming up huge with a Deagle triple-kill, yet G2 further added to their lead in the next two rounds, 5-3. Still, in three of the next four rounds, quad-kills from oskar, chrisJ and Robin "ropz" Kool inspired mousesports to lose only one more round, the final of the half.

In the second half, Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro could not defuse the bomb in time after a back-and-forth pistol round, encouraging mousesports to quickly hit match-point without much response from G2.

NBK- then found a lifeline for his team with a MP9 quad-kill, but it was in vain as all that chrisJ's men had to do was to win a single round, which they calmly did four rounds later, 16-9, to book their spot at Qudos Bank Arena.

Matchpage
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3rd May 2018
France
16
Dust2
9
16
Mirage
9

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 42 - 23 +19 84.8 1.37
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 34 - 33 +1 83.1 1.21
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 34 - 28 +6 82.4 1.17
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 38 - 26 +12 73.6 1.16
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 34 - 28 +6 61.1 1.04
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 32 - 32 0 76.5 1.05
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 30 - 37 -7 63.6 0.90
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 27 - 34 -7 60.1 0.87
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 25 - 38 -13 62.2 0.77
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 24 - 41 -17 56.3 0.67

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
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
mouz just too strong, and shox fanboys (NBK haters) just can't stand losing. Should SK disband or change the IGL too? No? Because it's the only solution only for G2 and fnatic, right? shox will improve nothing with his buttfriend SmithZz.
2018-05-03 11:55
#7
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United States bigsex69 
News has not been published
2018-05-03 11:55
#9
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Superteam :(
2018-05-03 11:56
ez 4 kanker jood
2018-05-03 14:14
ez 4 kanker jood
2018-05-03 14:14
ez 4 kanker jood
2018-05-03 14:14
RIP
2018-05-03 14:15
ach, kanker jood man
2018-05-03 15:38
Yes, SK should disband.
2018-05-03 11:56
Mouz 10-32 Astralis so stronk
2018-05-03 11:57
#19
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Russia bralBry 
Hahahaha
2018-05-03 11:59
#26
ZywOo | 
Denmark D4mbad1m 
yes
2018-05-03 12:20
At least when Shox was in the team they were the "1st phase best team of the world".. Now they can barely make it out of groups..
2018-05-03 12:55
#34
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Sweden Kasidro 
Yeah but after a few events they didn't make it out of groups with shox either. G2 just play very stale and boring cs on their T sides. They lack any kind of proper tactics and have done so through like all of the French iterations of the team.
2018-05-03 12:58
The old g2 of shop scream rpk smithz body were the only team that went toe to toe with SK when sk were at their peak. All they needed was -smithz to coach and +Kenny but they did the massive shuffle and now both teams are trash
2018-05-04 01:36
#58
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Sweden Kasidro 
Yeah true
2018-05-04 07:42
We will see ;)
2018-05-03 12:58
SmithZz is terrible with all due respect
2018-05-03 13:42
not against a pro team m8, moreover one match doesn't prove anything. KennyS is a much better AWPer and rifler.
2018-05-03 22:39
#2
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United States bigsex69 
sooo expected
2018-05-03 11:55
well played mouse, nt G0-2
2018-05-03 11:55
#4
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African Union BoyBetterKnow! 
shox was right
2018-05-03 11:55
Watch Astralis steamroll this event, not even mouz can stop them.
2018-05-03 11:55
i mean astralis already dispatched their biggest competitors 2-0 so quite likely
2018-05-03 11:57
#22
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China longkas 
Yep, Mouz and Astralis are the similar teams with nice strats and patience, and everyone in the team can contribute. Mouz is not as strong as they are in the previous months meanwhile Astralis is uprising so quick and seems unbeatable. I expected Astralis, Mouz, and NRG as the top 3 teams of this event, we will see who will get the champion finally XD.
2018-05-03 12:07
#57
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Australia KatVian 
Yeah, I would argue that they are very similar but Astralis have a slight advantage in everything. Astralis' star awper is slightly superior, they have better tactics, better chemistry (being all one country helps), more experienced and all-round more skill.
2018-05-04 05:41
#30
kennyS | 
Montenegro Dojeee 
FaZe is still here, the only team that can stop Astralis right now
2018-05-03 12:50
1
2018-05-03 11:55
Pretty easy
2018-05-03 11:55
#11
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
now destroy asstralis in the semi's plx
2018-05-03 11:56
#20
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Europe tweekzter 
I doubt it. Astralis is looking hot right now.
2018-05-03 12:00
They can win, but only if Sunny and Oskar step up too. They havent played good enough the last time
2018-05-03 12:27
They certainly aren't favorite though, Especially since Astralis are also very strong on all their best maps , and like you said Sunny and oskar have been missing in action since Marseille ( included )
2018-05-03 12:52
#12
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
solid showing
2018-05-03 11:56
#14
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Switzerland FoxCH 
expected
2018-05-03 11:57
#16
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Australia USTlLO 
gz
2018-05-03 11:57
i paid $150 to potentially see Tyloo Vs Mousesports final feelsbadman
2018-05-03 11:59
T H E W E A T H E R I S S U N N Y ___ B E A S T
2018-05-03 11:58
#21
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Europe tweekzter 
gj mouz I think dust2 came in handy as mouz likes to play a loose style. Shox won't be sad as well. =)
2018-05-03 12:01
Welp.. back to screaming on stream for apex i guess
2018-05-03 12:09
Haha
2018-05-03 13:35
#54
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Finland Smoonah 
doing bad even in FPL. buys shotguns and shit every round
2018-05-03 23:16
Gat
2018-05-03 12:12
#25
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Asia mocity123 
G2 PICK DUST2 LUL
2018-05-03 12:13
#28
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Brazil digozamaral 
NAVI would do better
2018-05-03 12:28
Oskar lookin better than yesterday, he has to be at the top of his game if mouz want to go far. Astralis played very well, prolly the favorites
2018-05-03 12:40
#35
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Europe tweekzter 
oskar has so much potential, but he's really sensitive to his environment. If he's feeling it he is a monster.
2018-05-03 13:06
Yup, but it seemed like he was much more comfortable today than yesterday, so that’s a good sign
2018-05-03 21:34
#36
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France Deadfish 
NBK needs time.
2018-05-03 13:09
no he doesn't.
2018-05-03 14:48
#43
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Latvia pumasiK 
sad that navi didnt got visas :(
2018-05-03 14:15
#49
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Australia Tails  
OH look G2 out in groups again, that's a surprise .
2018-05-03 16:41
"french super" team my ass, they remove their best player shox for mixwell, they should hqve removed NBKbot for mixwell
2018-05-03 22:50
+1
2018-05-04 00:40
They never called themselfs a superteam, only retarded analysts did, so ppl should really stop saying this.
2018-05-04 14:34
dude whatever they mixed french teams to create "the best french team" but they put in a bitch like NBK, they should have never split ScreaM & shox combo that year ScreaM&shox together was super, they just had to add kennyS and apEx and maybe a RpK or a mixwell in this case
2018-05-05 16:09
i really dont get it why people call out nbk. he has been one of the best performing players on the team..
2018-05-12 10:21
#59
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France DogeKingcs 
Please give me ex6/shox/kennys already
2018-05-04 10:18
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