Vitality hammer mousesports to reach Major playoffs

Vitality have claimed a spot in the New Champions Stage of the StarLadder Major following a convincing 2-0 victory over mousesports.

The French highfliers shook off their defeat to ENCE with another blowout of a top 10 side, taking the team count for the playoffs to four and giving Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy his first-ever Legend status after nine previous failed attempts. For the most part, it seemed like a match between teams from different levels as Vitality dictated the pace at all times and looked composed and balanced against a mousesports side that never looked like they could pose a real threat to the Frenchmen.

mousesports drop down to the 2-2 pool in Berlin, and while they remain very much in contention for a playoff berth, they will require a much-improved performance to get out of the New Legends Stage, knowing that the final Swiss round could throw a clash against Liquid their way.

"If someone wants to get better on Vertigo, they should definitely watch mousesports." It seems that kennyS' words resonated with his compatriots from Vitality, who delivered a masterclass of a performance on mousesports' map pick. With his Vertigo praised by analysts and opponents alike, Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen certainly found it strange that the map was left wide open in the veto, but they would soon understand why.

Vitality march on to the playoffs

A dominant start to the game with a flawless pistol round rapidly turned into a nightmare for mousesports, who conceded ten consecutive rounds, nine of which without even planting the bomb, as Vitality were in control of the map and kept winning all aim duels. A trio of kills by Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong then helped mouz to end that streak, but the French side were unfazed and kept their defense very compact for a 12-3 half.

The Dutch veteran kept mousesports in the game with another hat-trick of kills in the second half pistol, but his efforts would be in vain. Vitality rallied back immediately on a force buy and ran away with the game, locking down the map at 16-5 with a 1v2 clutch by Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire.

Mirage began with mousesports taking the pistol round, earning a much-needed respite after the slaughter on Vertigo. However, they were immediately dealt a huge blow as Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut wreaked havoc with an SG to turn the tide in Vitality's favour. The Frenchmen ran all over the mouz defense for the remainder of the half, taking 12 rounds into the break.

With their hopes hanging by a thread, mousesports dug deep in search of a miracle and put Vitality against the ropes for a short period. The French side kept their composure, though, and eventually hit series point with two convincing gun rounds before wrapping things up in what was essentially an eco round to rub further salt into their opponents' wounds.

Matchpage
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31st August 2019
16
Vertigo
5
16
Mirage
10
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 40 - 29 +11 91.0 1.48
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 43 - 22 +21 85.1 1.42
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 39 - 29 +10 79.6 1.28
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 33 - 25 +8 76.0 1.20
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 27 - 34 -7 77.3 1.01
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 32 - 35 -3 68.6 0.92
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 29 - 38 -9 76.5 0.90
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 33 - 36 -3 66.0 0.88
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 23 - 37 -14 69.9 0.80
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 22 - 36 -14 48.5 0.72
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 1L
1W - 3L
0W - 3L
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1691
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1764
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
KENNYS: "IF SOMEONE WANTS TO GET BETTER ON VERTIGO, THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH MOUSESPORTS" Congratz Vitality!
2019-08-31 18:06
6 replies
#11
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Denmark Ritsuryo
Expected from Nathan "Twofaced" Schmitt Toiletdo
2019-08-31 18:08
1 reply
Kenny "TwoFaced" Schrub
2019-08-31 18:08
He is right tho, mouz is one of the best Vertigo Team.
2019-08-31 18:11
3 replies
#30
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Serbia d1ckson
But Vitality better )))
2019-08-31 18:13
1 reply
#52
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Turkey LantarEZ
Dick of son. 1 game not matter
2019-08-31 18:31
#67
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United Kingdom Kaiiid
No chance is the best team in vertigo (bit weird to say lol but they'd beat teams most of the time)
2019-08-31 20:18
ropz wtf???
2019-08-31 18:06
n1
2019-08-31 18:06
#4
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France Uexo
NICE #VforVictory
2019-08-31 18:06
#5
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Ukraine TheVodkaGuy
apex lul
2019-08-31 18:06
#6
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Ukraine McSwell
France defeated Germany, is this an alternative universe?
2019-08-31 18:06
9 replies
Germany? Are u living in 2014? xdddd mous is an international line at ages
2019-08-31 18:07
3 replies
mouz = german Players: EU
2019-08-31 18:08
2 replies
So now org location its relevant? lol.
2019-08-31 18:25
1 reply
Yes TL Dutch men)) 😎😎
2019-08-31 18:52
#18
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France Ocelot31
The universe didn't start in 1880
2019-08-31 18:07
2 replies
#33
ZywOo | 
France Qaze
+1
2019-08-31 18:13
#49
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France Ocelot31
I meant 1870
2019-08-31 18:26
France won against germany in 1918 tho Napoleon rekt Germany a lot of times In 1945 Germany lost everything France still has alsace lorraine I don't think Germany is winner after all these battles (thanks to USA and URSS in 1945 tho)
2019-08-31 18:13
1 reply
#66
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Germany LiVerGOD
Hoes mad
2019-08-31 19:45
w0w
2019-08-31 18:06
Fak rops "/
2019-08-31 18:06
robin "not" kool
2019-08-31 18:06
#10
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Finland 0lter
Z for vitality
2019-08-31 18:06
YEAHHHHHHHH BOTSPORTS LUL
2019-08-31 18:06
1 reply
#60
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France MaximusGDN
Stay humble mate, mousesports is a strong team, they had a day off but I want to see them in playoffs. They fought hard to be here and we should all respect that
2019-08-31 19:00
gggggggg
2019-08-31 18:07
Nice
2019-08-31 18:07
Bots
2019-08-31 18:07
kennyS - If someone wants to get better on Vertigo, they should definitely watch mousesports Vitality - hold our beer
2019-08-31 18:07
3 replies
Vitality > G2
2019-08-31 18:08
2 replies
#37
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China Gnikiv
Prepare tmrw laugh threads on G2-3🤪
2019-08-31 18:14
1 reply
AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAX Oh wait...
2019-08-31 18:38
ez4baguette
2019-08-31 18:08
RpK finally at major playoffs,well deserved after all this years <3
2019-08-31 18:09
2 replies
#25
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France t3r4byt3
+1 finally
2019-08-31 18:10
#43
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France Erakis
World of Tanks major incoming in the MB Arena. Yummy!
2019-08-31 18:17
RpK le tank <3
2019-08-31 18:10
Well deserved. They only lose to team who already got legend status.
2019-08-31 18:12
#28
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Algeria JOHANtw
APEX <3
2019-08-31 18:12
#29
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Paraguay darthkaazi
mouz took the L, hope they can reach the playoffs tomorrow they deserve it
2019-08-31 18:12
1 reply
Hope they beat liquid tomorrow lmao
2019-08-31 19:11
#31
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Finland Smoonah
why does apex always do that shit with his mouth
2019-08-31 18:13
1 reply
#41
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China Gnikiv
He does that shit into your ears actually
2019-08-31 18:16
#32
faveN | 
Israel wetz
L
2019-08-31 18:13
:hammer: NaM
2019-08-31 18:14
Rpk RESPECT!!!!
2019-08-31 18:14
#38
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France Erakis
Epic matchup depiction in this article. :D
2019-08-31 18:16
fak yes, ez for NBKING Rapex Zinedine Zywoo Le tank Brexit
2019-08-31 18:16
2 replies
Brexit wtff
2019-08-31 18:59
1 reply
he doesn't have a nick so brexit seems good for me
2019-08-31 19:06
#40
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France Gomie
V FOR VICTORY apEX + ZywOo <3
2019-08-31 18:16
APEX BEST PICTURE
2019-08-31 18:17
VERTIGANG
2019-08-31 18:23
#48
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Serbia GODKipato
zywoo god
2019-08-31 18:26
APEX CARRY ZYWHO FLUKE ALPHAPEX
2019-08-31 18:26
#51
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Germany grabke
Real shit performance by Mouz on both maps ! No need to worry about the next round playing like that.
2019-08-31 18:27
#53
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Hungary FHarbor
apex on that pic :DDD
2019-08-31 18:34
apex in that pic... ouch
2019-08-31 18:38
G2, mouz, navi, astralis/cr4azy for 2-2 score... Holly crap
2019-08-31 18:52
1 reply
liquid too
2019-08-31 19:12
vitality so stronk
2019-08-31 19:03
#65
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Chile JuLieNn^
I didn't knew Vertigo was a major map. TIL.
2019-08-31 19:22
Apex yawning because match was so boring
2019-08-31 20:27
#69
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Canada Achiii
Ez4ZywOo
2019-08-31 22:53
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