NoChance stun mousesports in Europe Minor opener
The Europe Minor began with an exciting clash between one of the heavy favourites and the biggest outsider of the lot, who jumped out to a 7-1 lead on the Terrorist side after responding to a pistol round loss with a successful force-buy.
mousesports looked well off the pace and, much to everyone's surprise, they were continuously out-played and out-aimed. But they eventually found their footing in the game and won the final four rounds of the half to cut the deficit to 6-9.
Finn "karrigan" Andersen's charges carried that late momentum into the second half, taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos to restore parity at 9-9. Once the game hit the gun rounds, they relied on big individual plays to break through the compact NoChance defense, but the CTs always responded with great teamplay, taking map point at 15-14.
In the end, Mikail "Maikelele" Bill dealt the finishing blow with a triple-kill as mousesports prepared to push the B site, sending the current No.11 team in the world to the group's lower bracket against all odds.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||24 - 24||0||85.5||1.08|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||15 - 19||-4||64.0||1.02|
|Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic||16 - 18||-2||69.0||1.02|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||14 - 18||-4||57.3||0.88|
|David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen||14 - 24||-10||43.2||0.70|