mousesports, Liquid advance to StarSeries i-League S5 playoffs

mousesports defeated Natus Vincere 2-1 (Mirage 16-5, Nuke 2-16, Train 16-9) while Liquid took down AVANGAR with the same scoreline (Mirage 11-16, Dust2 16-5, Cache 16-10), with the winning teams securing playoff spots.

The rematch of the StarSeries i-League S4 grand final, mousesports - Natus Vincere, started with two one-sided maps. mousesports started well on Mirage, which was the pick of their opponents, grabbing a 5-2 lead despite losing the second round anti-force.

Shortly after that, Natus Vincere won their first rifle vs. rifle round, but as they were unable to follow up on it, mousesports ran away with the lead, finishing the CT half 11-4 up. After picking up the second pistol round, mousesports were quick to steal Mirage away with a 16-5 final score, going 1-0 up in the series.

mouz defeated Na`Vi in Kiev once again

Nuke followed, and despite Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's side picking it, mousesports didn't show much on the historically easier side of the map, as CT. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, Denis "electronic" Sharipov and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev were bullying the defense and cracking open sites with ease, allowing mousesports to pick up only two rounds in the first half. The domestic side closed out Nuke confidently, 16-2, to force Train, the decider.

It seemed like the momentum swung back mousesports' way in the last map, as they secured round after round on the T side, with Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's side unable to reply. Martin "STYKO" Styk was the main man early on for mousesports, securing triple kills in both the pistol and the first buy round, but later on Miikka "suNny" Kemppi took over the mantle, topfragging for his team. After a 4-11 half, Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and co. had a comeback attempt that was instigated by a Terrorist side pistol win, but Natus Vincere still fell to mousesports in the end, 16-9.

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 48 - 41 +7 81.2 1.11
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 45 - 45 0 80.3 1.02
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 40 - 43 -3 69.5 1.01
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 41 - 42 -1 62.3 0.99
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 38 - 44 -6 68.6 0.93
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 62 - 43 +19 97.8 1.44
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 43 - 38 +5 74.2 1.10
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 42 - 44 -2 71.6 1.02
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 43 - 43 0 69.7 0.99
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 25 - 44 -19 56.2 0.81

The first map of the series between Liquid and AVANGAR, two teams with a 2-1 record, kicked off on the Kazakh team’s pick, Mirage. It was the same team who picked the map that started off on a roll, winning the pistol round and the two anti-ecos to get a 3-0 lead. Having not let Liquid plant, they soon found themselves with a hefty lead after winning the first gun round, and went on to take an 8-0 lead with the momentum on their side. Liquid were finally able to bring it back with five rounds late in the half including a last round win thanks to a double entry by Nick "nitr0" Cannella.

The second half saw Liquid win five of the six first rounds of the second half, but it would prove to be too little too late from the North American side after Alexey "qikert" Golubev broke the second half with a triple kill round in which his team took the 13-10 lead. Finally, AVANGAR closed it out 16-11.

After a rough first map, Liquid quickly regained composure on their own pick, Dust2, where they started on the attacking side. On round 4, all of which Liquid had won, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski kept the streak going with a quad-kill for a 5-0 lead. Liquid’s dominance was even bigger than that of AVANGAR on Mirage, as they took the first half 11-4.

Liquid bounce back after a defeat to SK

On the CT side, it was easy pickings for Liquid, who after winning the pistol and the following round sat at a comfortable 13-4. Ultimately, despite giving one round up, Liquid would go on to close the half without issues, 16-5, with a great showing by EliGE

The decider map, Cache, would prove to be as close as Mirage, but going in favour of Liquid who would win eight out of the first ten rounds on the attacking side, in big part thanks to a triple kill on the fifth round by Epitacio "TACO" de Melo that would give his team the economic advantage early on in the half.

With 10-5 on the board for Liquid, Dzhami "Jame" Ali was able to get a triple with the USP to keep his team in contention for the match that could qualify his team to the playoffs. AVANGAR brought it all the way up to within one, 10-11, but a solid defense by the North American side late in the match carried them through to win 16-10 as EliGE posted another great map with 25 kills and 107.8 ADR.

Matchpage
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Dust2
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Cache
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 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 57 - 44 +13 77.6 1.17
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick 45 - 49 -4 68.3 0.97
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 43 - 55 -12 64.8 0.86
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 37 - 53 -16 63.9 0.82
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 39 - 58 -19 65.8 0.82
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 71 - 51 +20 99.8 1.48
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 48 - 37 +11 69.3 1.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 46 - 42 +4 76.2 1.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 52 - 46 +6 61.9 1.03
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 42 - 45 -3 77.0 0.99

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1228
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1066
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1049
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Poland HotMuslim 
We need to save s1mple. Maybe Faze can buy him so we have the 2 best players in the world in the same team.
2018-05-31 21:44
#3
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Poland HotMuslim 
i hope liquid make it far
2018-05-31 21:43
#13
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Peru vaniIIa 
Liquid has a 40% chance to win this tourney
2018-05-31 21:46
#32
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
40? Calm down there Canadian buddy... I'd say 10% no more
2018-05-31 23:08
#35
gAuLeS | 
Liechtenstein KotoPRO 
Sk tried to save him. He refused
2018-06-01 00:10
No he didn't, Navi did
2018-06-01 01:22
#57
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
No he didn't, Navi did, IT'S CALLED A CONTRACT !!!
2018-06-01 10:52
omg, please replace Zeus for a big stone... a stone can at least block some shots, all better than useless BOTeus He picked mirage against mouz ahahah
2018-05-31 21:45
#26
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Edward is the problem
2018-05-31 22:01
#28
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Russia RoneEZ 
Atm no
2018-05-31 22:15
#38
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Brazil Pedrolc22 
Are they buying Coldzera too?
2018-06-01 01:00
#39
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Poland HotMuslim 
why would they buy a washed-up baiter?
2018-06-01 01:01
Olof and s1mple <3
2018-06-01 05:09
Why not Hunden too?
2018-06-01 09:37
Wtf mavi
2018-05-31 21:43
luluul
2018-05-31 21:44
ropz is so good
2018-05-31 21:45
#10
keev | 
Germany eXoNaTioN 
save simple
2018-05-31 21:45
I feel bad for s1mple.He have to carry 4 horses alone ;-;
2018-05-31 21:46
#20
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Brazil d1rk 
Eletronic is good too my friend, cant say the same about Zeus and Edward. Feel Sad because Edward Was a beast in 1.6.
2018-05-31 21:54
#14
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Netherlands ASIS 
suck it
2018-05-31 21:46
#16
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
ropz top1 2018
2018-05-31 21:47
SAVE S1MPLE
2018-05-31 21:48
#18
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ez
2018-05-31 21:48
#19
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France Aresys 
#iams1mple
2018-05-31 21:51
Well played Liqud. Now I want to see NRG and Renegades qualify.
2018-05-31 21:55
Well, not gonna be both, but at least one of them is going to pass, so 50% win for you?
2018-06-01 05:17
#22
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
s1mple shouldve joined SK
2018-05-31 21:56
#40
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
+1
2018-06-01 01:17
#23
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
#FREES1MPLE
2018-05-31 21:57
#24
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Czech Republic ModusOperandi 
s1mple's a beast, a true definition of being loyal - will eventually payoff. Maybe we'll even see -zeus +someone
2018-05-31 21:58
Congrats to Mouz and Liquid, wish NaVi and Avangar the best of luck next round......
2018-05-31 21:59
Well, not gonna be both, but at least one of them is going to pass, so 50% win for you?
2018-06-01 05:18
I’ll be happy no matter the outcome, just looking for good CS
2018-06-01 09:31
#27
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Spain akproxx 
-edward -zeus +hobbit +angeil Thx Btw styko need to work his own skills
2018-05-31 22:12
s1mple should go to Mouz
2018-05-31 22:17
anyone else reminded of NiKo in mouz back in da days when watching s1mple in current Na'Vi?
2018-05-31 22:21
Basically yeah
2018-06-01 01:24
#31
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Estonia Delan0 
Glad to see styko playing a bit better this match up
2018-05-31 22:49
#33
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
s1mple held hostage LUL #frees1mple -boltz +s1mple
2018-05-31 23:12
#34
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Ukraine leg0_0leg 
It was not so bad from Na'Vi at all, they played against top3 team in the world (just for a second). And I dare to say, that Na'Vi played well, but Mouz were better a little. However it's not a reason to transfer s1mple from Na'Vi cause he carries rest of team, he just does his work in the same way as flamie does it, as electronic does it and they can win with this roaster, so stfu all the haters.
2018-05-31 23:14
#36
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United States pepehands420 
time for zeus and botward to retire, theyre beyond washed up at this point
2018-06-01 00:45
Just as pathetic as Neo and TaZ
2018-06-01 03:37
#37
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Denmark Xipingu 
Zeus is trash. Holy shit. #FreeS1mple
2018-06-01 00:47
#44
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
if liquid didn't have elige, avangar would've won...
2018-06-01 03:42
#saveS1MPLE
2018-06-01 03:51
- Styko (He played well against Navi though) + s1mple = worldclass CS
2018-06-01 06:23
#50
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France remyos 
+1
2018-06-01 06:43
#53
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Moldova not_mohamed 
= no igl
2018-06-01 08:10
ChrisJ is igl 😂
2018-06-01 08:42
I'd much prefer to see that over s1mple going to any other team like SK or FaZe
2018-06-01 10:55
poor s1mple pls give that little boy a team he deserves and will fit like faZe? I said this like 2years ago niko and s1mple in one team and they will dominate the scene for long :)
2018-06-01 11:18
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