mouz outlast North; AVANGAR beat Gambit in Ukraine
The action at StarSeries i-League Season 5 continued with mousesports defeating North 2-1 (19-16 on Dust2, 7-16 on Mirage, and 16-12 on Train) and AVANGAR taking down Gambit 2-0 (16-7 on Mirage and 16-12 on Overpass).
North and mousesports faced off in the first round of the Swiss group at StarSeries i-League Season 5. The best-of-three game started on Dust2 and the CT-sided Danes won the pistol and anti-eco rounds. Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen clutched a 1vs2 in the first weapon round to give North their fourth round.
mousesports couldn't string together more than two rounds at a time in the first half, which led to North leading 11-4 at halftime. Things got even better for them as they picked up the second half pistol round victory.
Despite leading 13-4, North couldn't close out the map which went to overtime after Robin "ropz" Kool's ace in the 30th round. mousesports completed the comeback and secured the map victory with a 19-16 scoreline.
Just like on Dust2, North had a good first half on the second map Mirage. MSL's team started the map on the T-side and won the first three rounds. Losing the first weapon round was just a minor inconvenience for the Danes who went on to finish the first half 11-4 in front. North didn't allow a comeback this time around, finishing it off 16-7 and forcing a third map.
mousesports started the deciding map Train by taking a 6-1 lead on the T-side. North won six of the following eight rounds to close the first half a round behind (8-7). mousesports won the map 16-12 to take the series 2-1, securing their first win in the Swiss group.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar||76 - 54||+22||90.9||1.31|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||68 - 51||+17||83.6||1.21|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||64 - 53||+11||83.6||1.17|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||53 - 65||-12||71.7||0.95|
|Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO||34 - 53||-19||46.1||0.74|
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz||65 - 56||+9||85.4||1.24|
|Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde||64 - 57||+7||77.0||1.13|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||52 - 65||-13||74.8||0.94|
|Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL||55 - 60||-5||68.8||0.90|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||39 - 57||-18||53.2||0.73|
The Kazakhstani derby featuring AVANGAR and Gambit kicked off on Mirage. The CT-sided AVANGAR won the pistol round after defusing the bomb in a 2vs2 situation and resisted Gambit's force buys in the following two rounds to lead 3-0.
The next time Gambit bought weapons again was in the fifth round but Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's team couldn't breach AVANGAR's defense, making it 5-0 in favor of Timur "buster" Tulepov & company. AVANGAR's streak was ended after ten rounds thanks to Rustem "mou" Telepov and Nikolay "mir" Bityukov's double kills (10-1).
AVANGAR finished the first half with an 11-4 lead. Gambit started their CT-side campaign by winning the first two rounds but AVANGAR didn't let Gambit's economy strengthen and, thus, went on to win the map 16-7.
Overpass was more competitive as AVANGAR, who were on the CT-side, took the first two rounds but Gambit responded with three of their own to go ahead. AVANGAR then grabbed six rounds to lead 8-3 but Gambit picked up the last four rounds of the half to trail 8-7.
Gambit secured the first two rounds in the second half to get a 9-8 lead but AVANGAR's T-side performance was too much for Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev's team to handle and AVANGAR won the map 16-12 and the series 2-0.
|AVANGAR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame||39 - 25||+14||85.1||1.36|
|Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster||44 - 30||+14||86.9||1.28|
|Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN||41 - 32||+9||79.8||1.24|
|Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick||40 - 32||+8||85.4||1.20|
|Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert||32 - 33||-1||66.5||1.01|