mousesports beat fnatic in New York

mousesports came from behind to beat fnatic 2-1 and progress to Group A's winners' match at ESL One New York.

The series began on Inferno, fnatic's map pick, with the Swedish side - fielding Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom as a stand-in after parting ways with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist - cruising to a 3-0 lead after picking up a team ace in the pistol round. A trio of kills by Miikka "suNny" Kemppi inside A, coupled with a questionable flank by fnatic in a 2v2 situation, put mousesports on the board for the first time.

The game then entered a hectic period, as the teams took turn stringing a couple of rounds together, but mousesports dominated proceedings in the final stages of the half to head into the break up 8-7.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, mousesports took the pistol round in convincing fashion following a quad-kill by Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný in the banana. There would be no follow-up, however, as fnatic did what they do best and hit back on a force-buy, setting themselves up for a 10-9 lead.

Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski went huge in the following round with a 1v3 clutch to keep mousesports in the game, and the European mixture secured the following two rounds for a 12-10 lead. But after that, the game was all about fnatic's water-tight defence as the Swedes won six rounds in a row to secure the map, with ScreaM topping the scoreboard on 29 frags.

chrisJ ended the series with a 2.22 rating on Mirage

mousesports headed into Train determined to turn things around and stormed to a 3-0 lead after winning the pistol round thanks to a triple kill by oskar. The complexion of the game changed completely after fnatic got money in the bank, though, as the Swedes set up a very solid defence and controlled the economy, closing out the half with a 10-5 lead.

The Swedish side picked up where they had left off and won the pistol round on the back of a massive quad kill by Jesper "JW" Wecksell, who wreaked havoc in ivy. A successful gun round by mousesports was immediately countered by fnatic, leaving the CTs without any money, but Snax rescued his team with a fiveseven triple kill.

That round turned the game on its head: mousesports went on a spectacular run thanks to a double AWP setup that proved to be extremely difficult for fnatic to break, and hit map point before the Swedes managed to win the final round with a desperate B push, forcing overtime.

mousesports did not let that last round get to them and picked up a 2-1 lead in the first half of overtime. It then looked like fnatic would battle back CTs, but oskar clutched a 1v2 with a timely molotov, with mouz sealing the deal shortly afterwards with a fast execution onto the A site.

fnatic are down to the lower bracket in NY

It all came down to Mirage, the third and final map of the series, which started at a frantic pace as fnatic hit back on a force buy after losing the pistol round, only to get shut down in the following round. The rest of the half ended up being a walk in the park for mousesports, though, as Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's side ran all over the Swedes and took a convincing 12 rounds into the break.

Things then went from bad to worse for fnatic, who were picked apart in the pistol round as mousesports stormed the B site. The Swedish side still tried to get back in the game, but without success, and they now find themselves up against Natus Vincere in a battle for survival at the North American tournament.

Matchpage
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26th September 2018
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Inferno
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Train
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Mirage
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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 58 - 62 -4 79.6 1.01
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 61 - 60 +1 76.6 1.00
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 49 - 55 -6 64.5 0.95
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 39 - 59 -20 54.5 0.79
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 44 - 58 -14 54.4 0.76
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 75 - 54 +21 95.2 1.35
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 68 - 56 +12 91.1 1.21
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 59 - 51 +8 75.9 1.14
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 41 - 41 0 58.7 1.03
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 51 - 49 +2 69.2 0.99
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
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
wtf unlucky but scream insane fnatic choking harder than mibr against BIG
2018-09-26 20:29
#3
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
kick draken
2018-09-26 20:28
#10
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected tbh, weak fnatic
2018-09-26 20:28
Möhre
2018-09-26 20:29
Fnatic was top 4 and traded all their talent away. Now recruiting Belgian streamers. How the mighty have fallen
2018-09-26 20:39
As a fnatic fan , true words you have spoken my friend, they will go down the same pit NiP went a couple of years ago
2018-09-26 20:51
#65
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
They are already on their way id say
2018-09-26 20:59
#79
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Europe lalt 
If they followed NiP's way, pronax was still in the team.
2018-09-26 21:35
#85
JamYoung | 
Canada |Frog 
oof.
2018-09-26 22:02
#86
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
if they followed nips way, pronax would not be on the team
2018-09-26 22:02
They had the top Swedish igl and traded him for a 0 is bot that cannot veto correctly. And dropped Lekr0, prob the most talented Swedish player not named Krimz, for an awper with 1 highlight
2018-09-27 01:26
yeah the fnatic / godsent switcharoo was the end of swedish cs being the best in the world.
2018-09-26 21:05
#90
f0rest | 
Europe Skookey 
Haha I remember that... wtf where they thinking ....
2018-09-26 23:46
Idk, it didn’t work but Swedish cs was on a slight decline before that. JW could be replaced and xizt needs to go. Nip is looking alright now though. They need to get rid of f0rest as soon as he loses form again and replace him with a competent awp
2018-09-27 01:23
I never undertsood why they would they even pick him up
2018-09-26 21:41
#91
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Estonia swag420weed 
Because heedshot machiin
2018-09-27 00:12
i meant draken
2018-09-27 01:26
#8
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Netherlands jonsve 
Nice edit kkk
2018-09-26 20:28
Möh
2018-09-26 20:28
du bist auch behindert :D
2018-09-27 12:40
Does it really matters if he edit or not???
2018-09-26 20:29
he is mad cuz hes #2
2018-09-26 20:30
ExpEctED
2018-09-26 20:30
#64
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Netherlands jonsve 
indeed
2018-09-26 20:57
#22
Hobbit | 
Slovakia N1cc0 
Nice edit kkk
2018-09-26 20:29
Oskar back
2018-09-26 20:38
#2
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Netherlands jonsve 
Mouz ez
2018-09-26 20:28
rip scream
2018-09-26 20:28
#47
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Finland Smoonah 
asScreaM
2018-09-26 20:37
#5
Twistzz | 
Brazil M0onkay 
Oskar baby
2018-09-26 20:28
#6
rallen | 
Brunei m!ch! 
lol
2018-09-26 20:28
Lol
2018-09-26 20:28
#9
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
draken looks off once again, maybe its time to do a full rotation and kick draken & xizt and add hampus+twist. Maybe then add Brollan instead of flusha
2018-09-26 20:30
#71
NiKo | 
Poland Kocykeee 
no major spot so I don't think that's gonna happen.
2018-09-26 21:08
mouz dizsband
2018-09-26 20:28
#13
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Poland coincc 
14:6 -> 16:19 OMEGALUL
2018-09-26 20:28
scream actually playing very good i hope he will try to get back to the scene
2018-09-26 20:29
#16
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United States ThetaSigma11 
-20 and -14 Xizt and draken were the problems LUL
2018-09-26 20:29
Xizt is a decent igl, its ok, he clutches when needed, we saw that when he was in Faze, but DRAKEN HAS TO GO BRING TWIST
2018-09-26 20:32
#48
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Malta SS_ArT 
Twist or Brollan would do a great job if given the chance I feel like
2018-09-26 20:37
#53
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Other Phinks 
Xizt is shit. You see him as a leading figure?
2018-09-26 20:42
I mean he cant be gla1ve or zeus but he is pretty decent, hard to find igls, easier to find aimers, so..
2018-09-26 22:05
#88
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Other Phinks 
They should have kept golden IMO
2018-09-26 22:17
ez 4 draken
2018-09-26 20:29
Nice
2018-09-26 20:29
#19
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Belgium KYC 
pretty easy
2018-09-26 20:29
#21
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Czech Republic sponka 
#mouzisback #vamouz #gored
2018-09-26 20:29
Expected with Trash xizt and reject drakin
2018-09-26 20:30
That choke on train
2018-09-26 20:30
Thank Mr. Oskar Thank Mr. Sunny Thank Mr. ChrisJ Thank Mr. Ropz Thank Mr. Snax
2018-09-26 20:30
#33
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Europe J4hh 
Thank Mr. Lassius
2018-09-26 20:31
Thank Mr. J4hh
2018-09-26 20:31
no interesting verbage in the title? “mousesports flabbergast fnatic over 2-1 victory” why not
2018-09-26 20:30
Haha yes my friend
2018-09-26 20:32
#55
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Mousesports make minced meat out of fnatic, adding salt in a distribution of 2:1
2018-09-26 20:47
dear hltv hire this guy
2018-09-26 21:02
#102
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
I'm feeling thank you
2018-09-27 07:10
#99
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Indonesia segopecel 
+1
2018-09-27 01:58
mouz > fnatic ; 2-1 perfect title
2018-09-27 01:49
Scream positive 1 lol
2018-09-26 20:30
#29
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
?????? Wtf
2018-09-26 20:30
#31
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Malaysia byaIi 
mouz didnt care about the major!
2018-09-26 20:30
#74
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Denmark oskarsports 
we saved strats for New York because we knew Astralis will wreck everyone anyways, 200 IQ
2018-09-26 21:19
#82
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Malaysia byaIi 
as always oskar... as always
2018-09-26 21:40
#34
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Sweden Lagge15 
Draken beat fnatic
2018-09-26 20:31
#42
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Sweden Lagge15 
0.76 rating in 3 maps. WTaF is his problem? Reaction time of a toddler and the aim of a silver. What is he doing in a tier 5 or above team?
2018-09-26 20:33
What a comeback
2018-09-26 20:31
#37
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Scream still got it.
2018-09-26 20:31
You're God damn right.
2018-09-26 20:41
#38
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Netherlands ASIS 
mouz winning a match again, FeelsGoodMan
2018-09-26 20:31
Been a while
2018-09-27 01:50
#41
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skleepy 
oskar: I stay.
2018-09-26 20:32
#43
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Germany AutiSimple 
kick draken pls
2018-09-26 20:34
#44
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
and ppl said - oskar lmao
2018-09-26 20:35
Oskar stepped up and shown his capabilities.
2018-09-26 20:35
#61
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Europe tweekzter 
oskar showing them what a bad idea it would be to kick him
2018-09-26 20:54
Exactly, he is probably the main reason why I cheer for Mouz :D
2018-09-26 21:38
idiots
2018-09-26 20:37
oskar is having fun again or what?
2018-09-26 20:38
#54
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Oh ScreaMy:( You tried, Beat Navi and go throught.
2018-09-26 20:45
rip fnatic, will have to play navi instead of gambit LUL
2018-09-26 20:49
#57
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Europe tweekzter 
With Styko they'd have won.
2018-09-26 20:49
#63
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
they did win
2018-09-26 20:56
>be ranked 2 in the world with golden and lekro AYO LET'S KICK THESE SHITTERS >get 2 NiP rejects and get down to top15 lmao Fnatic core deserve it for their stupid actions
2018-09-26 20:49
Scream do good job, i'm sad for him :(
2018-09-26 20:50
-draken
2018-09-26 20:54
GGGGGG
2018-09-26 21:00
how does snax get 0.99 ffs?>>>?
2018-09-26 21:02
snax worst player on server <3
2018-09-26 21:04
Snax win train, after 3 kills on Force round from five seven mouse start comeback, from score 14:6
2018-09-27 13:07
dont worry boy snaxbot is going to throw game in semis or what he will play now gl ropz try to carry this noob
2018-09-27 23:24
Ok
2018-09-26 21:18
expected botnatic
2018-09-26 21:19
why kicc draken if can kicc flusha
2018-09-26 21:20
Fnatic with the MSL moves
2018-09-26 21:26
#76
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Australia SUNSPY 
Expected, bo3.. fnatic a shadow of their former glory.. cant make legends for the first time.. with easy run.. NiP on the other hand have a horror hard run and still nearly made it. Props to the other Swedes.. fnatic what are you doing :( kick that golden noob some more he only improved your team so much he basically won you 2 tournaments including a massive one.. the rise back to relevance was impressive and things were looking on track.. get someone who wont make you play how you need to, dont win.. do bad vetos like he always had.. low impact/stats like he has for so long.. what the hell seriously is this just a fun thing dont want to win just play for fun ? 55 adr each for underperforming igl and inconsistent awper :( great brand but what is this team going to become ? how do these 2 players turn it around.. all the best maybe you can do it fnatic (no it was all golden but gl)
2018-09-26 21:24
scream :(
2018-09-26 21:29
#84
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
He played so good in this match
2018-09-26 21:48
#81
s1mple | 
Germany DJaizz 
-draken -xizt +me i am so good fnatic will win with 4 man
2018-09-26 21:39
impressive comeback from mouz, winning 29 of the last 34 rounds after trailing 6-14 on train. looked like sth. clicked and they came out of their late sleeping state. lets hope they can bounce back to their usual level.
2018-09-27 00:17
draken???
2018-09-27 01:06
#100
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Brazil SecondKS 
intelligence of fnatic: team top 4, best players were lekr0, krimz and flusha, let's draw who? lekr0, and flusha, bring draken! retarded
2018-09-27 02:51
Draken better then flusha.
2018-09-27 07:05
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