mousesports take the third quarter-final of the day over NiP
The first round of Mirage went to NiP on the shoulders of Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, who downed three of the attacking players of mousesports. Four kills by Miikka "suNny" Kemppi on the A site gave the forcebuy to the European combine, but NiP struck right back, breaking mousesports’ economy and taking the early lead, 3-1, before the first gun round. mousesports then took it with a quick plant on A and a strong after plant defense, but NiP then took the reins of the half as the terrorists tried executes on A over and over in vein all the way to a 9-2 lead. With their map pick slipping away, mousesports were finally able to turn it around winning the last four for a 9-6 scoreline before the switch.
Having won the second pistol round, mousesports were able to bring it back to a tie, 9-9. A play on B by NiP in the first gun round in which Fredrik "REZ" Sterner killed the last two enemies in a 2vs2 got NiP back ahead. Having followed it up, they broke mouz’s economy, taking a 12-9 lead after an anti-eco. From thereon out, with f0rest and REZ at the helm, NiP went on to close out the map without giving mousesports a chance, 16-9.
Inferno started opposite to the last map, with mousesports winning the pistol round and NiP winning the force buy with a 1vs3 clutch from Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund. Once again, NiP were able to take the early 4-1 lead, but this time around mousesports won a forcebuy to stay in the game. The match evened out, with NiP leading 6-5 when REZ was able to get three kills late in the round to deny the CTs a retake, although it didn’t stop Robin "ropz" Kool & co. from taking the 8-7 lead at the half.
mousesports then increased their lead by winning the second pistol round with a play on the A site. Down 7-11, a strong hold by William "draken" Sundin on B with two AWP kills kept the Ninjas within reaching distance. The Swedes then got within one, 11-12, but a double entry on A by suNny cleared the site for his team to take the round. With that round win, mousesports opened the floodgates and went on to win the map out, 16-11.
Nuke started out going the way of mousesports who won the pistol round on the defending side with doubles by Chris "chrisJ" de Jong and suNny. This time, they were also able to win the following rounds, all the way to an 8-0 lead, without giving NiP a chance. The Swedes were finally able to get on the board, winning back-to-back rounds, but Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný denied them a third with an ace. Winning the last four in a row, NiP were able to stay alive ahead of the last pistol round of the match, with a 6-9 scoreline.
Once again, mousesports took the pistol round to increase the distance on the scoreboard. The second round wasn't followed up, as NiP won it on the defense, but a third round clutch by chrisJ winning a 1vs3 put mousesports back in the driver's seat. While NiP pushed to bring it back, it was eventually mouz who were able to close out the series with a 16-9 victory on Nuke.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar||60 - 44||+16||85.7||1.30|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||61 - 45||+16||86.0||1.28|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||60 - 46||+14||85.7||1.24|
|Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO||40 - 49||-9||59.3||0.93|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||45 - 54||-9||63.9||0.90|