mousesports win GG.BET Invitational to qualify for IEM Beijing

mousesports have secured a spot at IEM Beijing after topping the invitational European qualifier, hosted by GG.BET.

The European mixture continued their hot streak as they built on their recent qualification for DreamHack Masters Malmö by topping another online qualifier, this time against forZe, who finished their third straight tournament in second place. The victory comes as a timely boost for mousesports, who will return to action on Sunday in the semi-finals of the V4 Future Sports Festival after topping their group.

Initially, it looked the Russian team would get back to winning ways and bounce back from the recent disappointments at BLAST Pro Series Moscow and in the first week of ECS Season 8. They cruised to a 10-5 lead on the Terrorist side of Mirage and followed that up with a pistol round success in a 2v5 situation, eventually getting just two rounds away from victory.

mousesports won their second closed qualifier in the space of days

Pinned against the ropes, mousesports dug deep and went on a massive run, winning ten rounds in a row to reach map point before forZe equalised the score at 15-15. The Russian team's efforts were fruitless, though, as they were outplayed in overtime and lost four rounds straight.

Dust2 was a completely different story: mousesports ran rampant from the offset and raced to a 14-5 lead. forZe still tried to get back into the game and put together a string of rounds, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen's troops held on and laid the game to rest in the 26th round.

 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 39 - 38 +1 76.3 1.06
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 41 - 46 -5 85.0 1.04
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 43 - 46 -3 72.3 0.96
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 31 - 49 -18 61.9 0.79
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 32 - 47 -15 59.3 0.72
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 52 - 34 +18 93.9 1.48
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 50 - 34 +16 81.0 1.26
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 41 - 36 +5 76.2 1.11
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 45 - 43 +2 80.6 1.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 38 - 39 -1 72.9 1.05

IEM Beijing will be held from November 7-10, with $250,000 on the line. mousesports are now the sixth team confirmed for the event, with the last two sides coming from the Asian qualifiers, one of which just for teams from China.

The team list for the ESL event now looks as follows:

United States Liquid
France Vitality
Europe FaZe
Asia Asian qualifier
Denmark Astralis
United States NRG
Europe mousesports
China Chinese qualifier
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
gratz
2019-09-20 22:30
EZ4MOUZ
2019-09-20 22:31
next time pls invite mouz to main event instead of teams like NIP and Fnatic
2019-09-21 05:06
+1
2019-09-21 07:20
#75
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Denmark Fonder 
+1
2019-09-21 10:00
#83
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Czech Republic BadAzz 
+1
2019-09-21 14:21
+1
2019-09-22 07:29
Vodaphoney
2019-09-20 22:31
nt ForZe
2019-09-20 22:30
#4
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Czech Republic TR3JBY 
Ez
2019-09-20 22:30
#5
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Russia chebur_ek 
Nice
2019-09-20 22:30
#6
ropz | 
Estonia cluv 
nice1
2019-09-20 22:30
#7
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
where is n.1?
2019-09-20 22:30
#8
s1mple | 
Turkey Duff1N 
Ez for mouz And my boi woxic ezzz
2019-09-20 22:31
#10
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
nice boyz
2019-09-20 22:31
#12
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Russia chebur_ek 
Ez 4 MOUZ GODZ CARRYGUN SCOUTJ GODXIC PROZEN
2019-09-20 22:31
#13
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Cyprus mousesports31 
STOP QUALIFIER FOR MOUZ. WE ARE THE BEST
2019-09-20 22:32
#14
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Canada Michaelides 
Maybe it’s time to start inviting mouz to events? They keep rocking the qualifiers.
2019-09-20 22:32
Barely won vs forZe i think if forze didn't throw mirage, forze could beat them on inferno
2019-09-20 22:45
#30
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Canada Michaelides 
Not the point, the point is that they always seem to qualify anyway, even if it's not in the cleanest way possible.
2019-09-20 22:48
Ok then you're right
2019-09-20 22:51
ty mr liquid your team knows a thing or two about not clean online qualifiers
2019-09-21 00:00
#49
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Canada Michaelides 
Okay? What does that have to do with what I stated?
2019-09-21 00:23
Maybe it’s time to start inviting liquid to events? They keep rocking the qualifiers.
2019-09-21 00:42
#57
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Maybe it’s time to stop inviting astralis to events? They seem to love skipping them anyway.
2019-09-21 03:36
read my name again, halfwit
2019-09-21 03:36
Lmao the whole liquid squad coming after u bcz of ur flag
2019-09-21 04:28
#64
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Liquid squad? Do you have eyes?
2019-09-21 05:17
#63
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United States Samsquanch_ 
I wasn’t coming at you Mr 10iq I was just memeing
2019-09-21 05:16
#15
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United States Aquafier 
mouz top 4 by the end of the year
2019-09-20 22:32
#40
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Russia ToughGuy 
How much?
2019-09-20 23:20
#94
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United States Aquafier 
0/8 better luck next time
2019-09-22 05:11
#96
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Russia ToughGuy 
Flair checks out /closed
2019-09-22 10:18
#41
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Russia ToughGuy 
Also how many tournaments they won?
2019-09-20 23:20
>navi
2019-09-21 00:00
#51
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Russia ToughGuy 
Astralis luquid nrg? ofc
2019-09-21 00:57
huh?
2019-09-21 03:24
#52
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Russia ToughGuy 
mouz lul 0 tournaments not even tier 3 like this shit
2019-09-21 00:57
huh?
2019-09-21 03:27
#79
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Russia ToughGuy 
Name checks out
2019-09-21 10:14
#71
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United Kingdom szkk 
They ďwon DH and now probably v4 it isnt bad what navi won
2019-09-21 07:36
#78
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Russia ToughGuy 
#77
2019-09-21 10:14
#72
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Germany Longhammer 
what about navi lmao
2019-09-21 08:29
#77
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Russia ToughGuy 
Starseries but sorry its too lazy for u check this
2019-09-21 10:13
yes they won a tourny where the best team was flukence and they faced #15 fnatic in finals
2019-09-21 15:03
#86
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Russia ToughGuy 
ahahahaahahahahahahah
2019-09-21 16:21
#88
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Germany Longhammer 
IMAGING COUNTING STARSERIES AS A mAIN eVENT
2019-09-21 17:27
#89
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Russia ToughGuy 
what? no arguments ? oh dont worry . maybe next time
2019-09-21 17:29
#90
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Germany Longhammer 
mousesports would win every starseries with that lineup, cause there are only shit teams... including BOTnAVI
2019-09-21 17:34
#91
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Russia ToughGuy 
next time with arguments
2019-09-21 18:14
#92
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Germany Longhammer 
thats an argument but ur penutrussianbrain can´t understand
2019-09-21 19:11
GUT GUT
2019-09-20 22:32
EZ FOR GOD FROZEN
2019-09-20 22:34
#18
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United States fatburger 
gratz was deserved
2019-09-20 22:34
#19
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World LeviathaNz 
It was a shit match tbh. It was a big mess, 0 teamplay it looked like MM.
2019-09-20 22:34
#20
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Turkey Thunderball 
GODXIC VAMOUZ
2019-09-20 22:34
#21
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CIS xkram 
EZZZZZZZZZZZ
2019-09-20 22:34
#22
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China XwB 
VAMOUZ!!!! See u guys in Beijing!!!
2019-09-20 22:35
Stop having them go through qualifiers and directly invite them ffs
2019-09-20 22:36
expected
2019-09-20 22:36
Biggest choke ever? Forze lol
2019-09-20 22:38
expected
2019-09-20 22:41
Gonna be a cool event
2019-09-20 22:43
#29
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Germany Shackrag 
i feel kinda bad for the other teams in the qualifier.
2019-09-20 22:45
#32
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Poland Blindilek 
forZe losing 2 grand final :( nt !
2019-09-20 22:54
#54
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Russia M13f 
3, last week blast,ecs,and this
2019-09-21 01:38
Shox will be at this tournament. G2 won't. lul
2019-09-20 22:56
#34
HenryG | 
Netherlands Sem0733 
ez for the bois
2019-09-20 23:01
#35
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Finland J3bediah 
Ropz has stepped up recently! Insane player when in form.
2019-09-20 23:03
he's so underrated
2019-09-21 07:17
#36
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
forZe just threw away this game
2019-09-20 23:04
#37
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
well done nice throw forze, can't finish a game from 14-5 on ct side mirage...
2019-09-20 23:11
well Mouze almost did the same on dust
2019-09-20 23:14
GG motherf0ckers!
2019-09-20 23:13
#42
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Europe Vallon3 
gg
2019-09-20 23:22
gg
2019-09-20 23:36
#45
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Mouse win this one
2019-09-20 23:58
EZ4MOUZ
2019-09-21 00:19
ez, mouz in a qualifier? no problem
2019-09-21 01:10
#60
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Germany Marcimeister 
"disappointments at BLAST Pro Series Moscow" They were in the finals lol?
2019-09-21 04:54
#60
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Germany Marcimeister 
"disappointments at BLAST Pro Series Moscow" They were in the finals lol?
2019-09-21 04:54
#66
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World Beard43 
True, but if you're looking for a different opinion read #60.
2019-09-21 05:19
#65
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World Beard43 
Not particularly difficult for Mouz. Well played, I fell asleep before the second map though so I can't comment on that.
2019-09-21 05:18
#67
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2019-09-21 06:14
Mouseports have always had a curse for me, they seem to have the potential to do something special, but they always end up being that top 7 or top 8 team, beating the ones better than them but never quite contending for anything big (usually), it would be cool quite cool to see this lineup contend to a certain degree at least
2019-09-21 07:14
#87
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Germany grabke 
+1 Hope they stay together eventually with more experience the tournament wins are going to come. Don't know if they will ever be a Top Team like Liquid or Astralis but for sure they can win some big Events.
2019-09-21 17:01
Expected bcs f godxic
2019-09-21 08:39
mouz is in budapest for v4 and playing other tournaments in the meantime as well 😁
2019-09-21 09:28
#76
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Europe nefly 
Quit gaming 8 months ago. Bought a new car, I have an amazing new girlfriend, I make a shitload of money and I'm buying a house this spring. I party every weekend, I'm never home. I'm enjoying life. Do yourselves a favor. Stop trying to make gaming a career. It's cringe as fuck
2019-09-21 10:03
#81
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CIS kryto203 
Are you a dj with 30k/month?
2019-09-21 11:21
#82
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Europe nefly 
yes
2019-09-21 11:22
no, with 32k/month
2019-09-21 20:15
#84
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
gg boys
2019-09-21 14:23
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