After a back-and-forth affair between Natus Vincere and FaZe, action at the Twickenham Stadium continued with another exciting match between two heavyweights as mousesports and MIBR, No.4 and No.7 in the world, respectively, faced off on Dust2, with both teams eager to avoid entering the dreaded 0-2 pool.
Starting out on the CT side of the map, mousesports jumped out to a 3-0 lead after a flawless CT side in which they picked up a team ace. But MIBR stole the show once they had money to work with: the Brazilian side shut down any chances of the Europeans stringing rounds together or building up an economy and cruised to a 10-5 half-time lead despite resistance from Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, who ended the half on 16 frags, twice as many as his closest teammate.
The second half began at a frantic pace: MIBR won the pistol round thanks to a trio of kills by Marcelo "coldzera" David, but lost the next round as mousesports punished the miscommunication inside B from Jake "Stewie2K" Yip. There would be no follow-up from mouz, however, as they got shut down on the A site following doubles from Tarik "tarik" Celik and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo.
mousesports still tried to get back in the game, but, with their economy in shambles, the game simply got out of reach for them as the Brazilians strung five rounds together to seal a convincing 16-6 finish.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||16 - 14||+2||88.5||1.18|
|Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar||12 - 15||-3||51.1||0.78|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||10 - 13||-3||41.4||0.78|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||8 - 15||-7||40.8||0.60|
|Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax||9 - 17||-8||57.3||0.51|
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN||20 - 8||+12||96.0||1.69|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||21 - 11||+10||106.1||1.66|
|Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera||19 - 11||+8||94.8||1.51|
|Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer||6 - 12||-6||42.4||0.74|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||8 - 13||-5||30.2||0.66|