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:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
499
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1417
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
KENNYS: "IF SOMEONE WANTS TO GET BETTER ON VERTIGO, THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH MOUSESPORTS" Congratz Vitality!
2019-08-31 18:06
#11
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Denmark Ritsuryo 
Expected from Nathan "Twofaced" Schmitt Toiletdo
2019-08-31 18:08
Kenny "TwoFaced" Schrub
2019-08-31 18:08
#26
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France LanaRhoades 
He is right tho, mouz is one of the best Vertigo Team.
2019-08-31 18:11
#30
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Serbia d1ckson 
But Vitality better )))
2019-08-31 18:13
#52
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CIS LantarEZ 
Dick of son. 1 game not matter
2019-08-31 18:31
#67
rain | 
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
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
Germany? Are u living in 2014? xdddd mous is an international line at ages
2019-08-31 18:07
mouz = german Players: EU
2019-08-31 18:08
So now org location its relevant? lol.
2019-08-31 18:25
Yes TL Dutch men)) 😎😎
2019-08-31 18:52
#18
NBK- | 
France Ocelot31 
The universe didn't start in 1880
2019-08-31 18:07
#33
ZywOo | 
France Qaze 
+1
2019-08-31 18:13
#49
NBK- | 
France Ocelot31 
I meant 1870
2019-08-31 18:26
#34
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France LanaRhoades 
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
#66
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Germany LiVerGOD 
Hoes mad
2019-08-31 19:45
#7
FalleN | 
Russia bRAZILR 
w0w
2019-08-31 18:06
#8
ScorpioN | 
Brazil MeineK 
Fak rops "/
2019-08-31 18:06
#9
TenZ | 
United States traviticus 
robin "not" kool
2019-08-31 18:06
#10
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Z for vitality
2019-08-31 18:06
YEAHHHHHHHH BOTSPORTS LUL
2019-08-31 18:06
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
#13
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France edrissM 
gggggggg
2019-08-31 18:07
Nice
2019-08-31 18:07
Bots
2019-08-31 18:07
#17
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Norway flipflop 
kennyS - If someone wants to get better on Vertigo, they should definitely watch mousesports Vitality - hold our beer
2019-08-31 18:07
#22
apEX | 
Europe bruuuuuh 
Vitality > G2
2019-08-31 18:08
#37
NBK- | 
China Gnikiv 
Prepare tmrw laugh threads on G2-3🤪
2019-08-31 18:14
#55
apEX | 
Europe bruuuuuh 
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
#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
mouz took the L, hope they can reach the playoffs tomorrow they deserve it
2019-08-31 18:12
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
#41
NBK- | 
China Gnikiv 
He does that shit into your ears actually
2019-08-31 18:16
#32
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Israel wetz 
L
2019-08-31 18:13
:hammer: NaM
2019-08-31 18:14
#36
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China LiuXingfu 
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
Brexit wtff
2019-08-31 18:59
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
who will be navi's opponent? whey played against g2 and mouz soo they will play to crazy,norh or renegades?
2019-08-31 18:17
#45
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
most likely cr4zy if miracle happens and cr4zy beats astralis then navi will meet faze
2019-08-31 18:23
#46
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France iNolake 
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
#54
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Canada thelegend27 
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
liquid too
2019-08-31 19:12
#61
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Turkey Thunderball 
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
#68
Canada ssau 
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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