Vitality beat mousesports to reach semi-finals in Malmö

Vitality have booked a spot in the semi-finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 following a three-map series against mousesports.

The battle for the last semi-final spot in Malmö, featuring two teams separated by just three places in the rankings, began with a hotly-contested Mirage game. For the early stages of the first half, Vitality and mousesports were neck and neck as neither team seemed able to stamp their authority on proceedings

Vitality then looked to be in prime position to build a solid lead, but a blunder in an anti-eco round allowed mousesports to get a foothold in the game. That round swung the tide in mouz's favour and saw them end the half with a three-round cushion, with Finn "karrigan" Andersen leading the charge with 14 frags to silence Alex "ALEX" McMeekin, who had claimed in the run-up to the series that the Dane "cannot frag anymore."

The French team were unfazed by the late comeback from mousesports in the first half and came out of the break the brighter of the two sides, though they still required Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut to bail them out in an anti-eco round with a clutch. Every time that the Frenchmen threatened to run away with the lead, mousesports would close the gap, but their resistance came to an end in the 28th round as Richard "shox" Papillon pulled off a massive 1v3 clutch. With their economy in shambles, karrigan's charges were unable to keep Vitality from securing the map.

RpK helped Vitality to close out the series on Dust2

Vitality came out with all guns blazing on Inferno and raced to a 7-0 lead, with shox once again raising eyebrows with another key clutch, this time in the first full gun round. mousesports then got their first round on the board, courtesy of a trio of kills from Özgür "woxic" Eker, but they would have to wait until the dying stages of the half to be able to string some rounds together, with Robin "ropz" Kool leading the team's comeback efforts with 19 kills.

The second half saw a different side to mousesports, who went on a dominant run off the back of a B execute in the pistol round. Vitality's defense was picked apart throughout the half as the Frenchmen could not keep up with the pace set by their opponents, who locked down the map at 16-12.

It all came down to Dust2, where a quad-kill from shox on the B site kick-started Vitality's recovery after they had lost the pistol round. After getting their economy back on track, mousesports put together a string of rounds, during which karrigan pulled off a quick 1v3 clutch, but Vitality tightened up their defense and managed to take seven rounds into the second half.

Vitality restored parity at 8-8 after overcoming a 2v4 situation in the pistol round, but there was no follow-up as mousesports rallied back immediately with nothing but pistols. The European mixture rode that momentum to an 11-8 lead, but then it struggled immensely to contain the French offense. Cédric "RpK" Guipouy led the charge as Vitality ran rampant to secure a hard-fought 16-13 success, setting up a dream clash between Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and ZywOo in Saturday's semi-finals.

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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 67 - 51 +16 81.9 1.28
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 61 - 46 +15 71.6 1.23
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 59 - 52 +7 72.6 1.05
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 46 - 60 -14 70.8 0.95
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 51 - 66 -15 70.0 0.89
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 72 - 52 +20 90.6 1.32
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 55 - 54 +1 63.4 0.98
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 54 - 66 -12 75.5 0.97
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 48 - 55 -7 64.1 0.94
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 46 - 57 -11 64.2 0.93
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Nice match, nt mouz! Vitality probably top 2 team right now. Zywoo vs. s1mple hype
2019-10-05 00:18
No hype
2019-10-05 00:18
So much hype for us XD maybe not for ropz fan.
2019-10-05 00:33
Imagine being hyped for a game that will end 2-0 Mark my words
2019-10-05 00:38
U never know. But i can understand u r sad, u r welcome to cry.
2019-10-05 00:42
#110
RpK | 
France Snabe_ 
gl my friend and stfu ropz fan kkkkkkkkkk
2019-10-05 02:20
Gl. Rpk played really good yesterday
2019-10-05 08:42
+1
2019-10-05 11:41
I know I am ropz fan but I need to admit that vitality played very good
2019-10-05 12:47
KEKW molding
2019-10-05 16:38
#140
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
"you are welcome to cry" wow you must be the coolest kid in ur elementary big man
2019-10-05 10:41
Don't remember, it was 20 years ago. But yeah i think u r right I m cool
2019-10-05 19:43
Free ropz. -cold +ropz
2019-10-05 03:18
#138
GuardiaN | 
Brazil Anux 
Ropz deserves something better than faZe...
2019-10-05 10:26
Actually mouz >>> faze so ropz shouldn't leave, there isn't many top tier teams that need to change rosters at this moment.
2019-10-05 19:44
2-0 to who?
2019-10-05 04:24
"mark my words"
2019-10-06 16:33
Uff
2019-10-06 21:14
#122
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Iceland caverat 
No Not hype
2019-10-05 04:41
#60
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Europe chespiZ 
simple 80 frags
2019-10-05 00:45
BILL NYE THE RUSSIAN SPY
2019-10-05 00:18
BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL
2019-10-05 00:30
LMAFOAFOAFOAOF AHAHAHHAAHHA RomegaPlulK RPK AHAHAHAHAHHA SHITTIEST PLAYER IN CS AND FRENCH SCENE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA RPK AHAHAHAHAHAHAH imagine losing to rpk HAHAHAHAHAH
2019-10-05 00:18
#117
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United States Samsquanch_ 
I think you meant NBK
2019-10-05 03:10
He is right. Rpk didn’t do too well today.
2019-10-05 03:56
#135
trace | 
France Reo_O 
Did you watch D2? He carried them to the win so far. I didn't see the other maps but on D2 he was pretty good.
2019-10-05 09:12
lol this isnt mean that hes good player he is too lucky mousepsorts is soo stupid thats all
2019-10-05 11:15
you is the biggest baiter f5
2019-10-05 00:19
Definitely not top 2 rn but ok Oh wait, it's you. 0/8
2019-10-05 00:21
Top 3 yes, top 2 not yet but the future will show! :)
2019-10-05 00:20
#43
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Serbia clarionGod! 
We'll see booiii
2019-10-05 00:28
Reminds me of the old cs pub names when Karrigan is 3rd. People would name themselves R-tards below this line. ---------------------------- Well two guys on mous should maybe get replaced.
2019-10-05 02:20
#137
GuardiaN | 
Brazil Anux 
Top 2? Zywoolity > liquid? I think not for while...
2019-10-05 10:24
Hi my name is Aleksi “allu” Jalli. Playing csgo in the professional competitive scene is not about winning but about having fun with my best friends Mika “sunNy” Firepower, Sami “xseveN” Jump-peak, and Jani “Aerial” Snake. AleksiB is not my friend therefore, because he likes playing bench on mirage, I put him there forever..
2019-10-05 16:29
BILL NYE THE RUSSIAN SPY
2019-10-05 00:18
#59
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Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
That joke is over 12 years old
2019-10-05 00:42
#4
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
noobs
2019-10-05 00:18
God ropz
2019-10-05 00:18
fucking rip, gg
2019-10-05 00:18
#41
 | 
United States karrygan 
So close :(
2019-10-05 00:26
#143
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Estonia Hoxpox 
Yea, really tight match. Still great effort by mouz
2019-10-05 10:49
ez
2019-10-05 00:18
HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU SAY VITALITY TOP 2?
2019-10-05 00:18
#25
shox | 
India iejesus 
they were good tho. shox coming in they had to change a bit of their roles too
2019-10-05 00:20
gg
2019-10-05 00:18
#12
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France DesmondHumes 
God shox !!!
2019-10-05 00:18
#20
shox | 
India iejesus 
+69
2019-10-05 00:20
karrigan did some insane stuff this series too, feels bad s1mple vs ZywOo gonna be epic tomorrow tho!
2019-10-05 00:18
GuardiaN too :-)
2019-10-05 00:19
frozen needs to go.
2019-10-05 00:19
#62
fl0m | 
United States jbruni 
100% false
2019-10-05 00:45
#144
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
I feel like this tournament was the worst tournament ive seen him perform. But if you follow this team, when frozen has a Good Day he can frag better that ropz even
2019-10-05 10:56
havnt seen many good days out of him sadly
2019-10-05 19:25
#16
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Poland Astoner55 
LE TANK
2019-10-05 00:19
LE TRASH you mean
2019-10-05 03:04
#18
shox | 
India iejesus 
wp shoxieeeee <3
2019-10-05 00:19
Feels bad for mouz :( what a flawless tside on inferno by them <3 NT mouz
2019-10-05 00:19
#22
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
Ez for LE TANK
2019-10-05 00:20
Nice match from shox. big player..good change for vitality
2019-10-05 00:20
Unlucky for ropz, didn't see frozen and Chris performing at this event
2019-10-05 00:20
1.13 rating is okay i would say
2019-10-05 00:24
Liquid -Naf + Ropz ez era
2019-10-05 00:20
#28
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Belgium perc30 
GOD RPK
2019-10-05 00:21
Finally, a man of culture
2019-10-05 00:25
kz cs > uk cs uk player in tier1 tournament xD
2019-10-05 00:21
GG, nice to see RpK doing something
2019-10-05 00:21
woxic doesnt shine in his new home town
2019-10-05 00:22
#32
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
I dont know why but ChrisJ has really dipped in form lately
2019-10-05 00:23
It was a great game and the crowd there was quite terrible.
2019-10-05 00:23
#35
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Poland C4ctusjack_ 
L E T O N K
2019-10-05 00:25
#36
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Really don’t know what happened to the crowd. The malmo has announced for quiet a long time.
2019-10-05 00:25
Too much f0rest in Sweden. They get lost.
2019-10-05 00:33
Lmao
2019-10-05 00:34
Too real hard to deny.
2019-10-05 05:11
#38
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France Uexo 
EZ4SHOXIE #VforVictory
2019-10-05 00:25
ZywOo and Shox carry bot team frozen onliner
2019-10-05 00:26
Thanks CLUTCHJESUS SHOXIE. Now we can have the BATTLE OF BESTS in semifinals ZYWOO VS S1MPLE
2019-10-05 00:31
wp shox
2019-10-05 00:29
#46
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Romania cyber8 
zywoo vs s1mple incoming
2019-10-05 00:29
#49
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
S1mple v ZywOo Kreygasm
2019-10-05 00:31
#52
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
well played shox
2019-10-05 00:33
#53
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Germany L1lK1M 
Well Vitality with shox and ALEX brain is op...
2019-10-05 00:33
#55
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United Kingdom trtr098 
Good game could of went either way
2019-10-05 00:36
#125
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Germany Xantennn 
Could have not could of. Stupid UK, can't even speak 1 language properly...
2019-10-05 05:51
#150
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
Ok stupid nazi maybe you need to learn there's a thing called casual speaking
2019-10-05 13:25
#153
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Germany Xantennn 
Are u speaking or writing? Reported btw
2019-10-05 14:15
#168
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United Kingdom trtr098 
Snowflake. Shame I'm still not banned
2019-10-06 14:06
#58
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Close game. Mouz needs Frozen to show up in playoffs, the kid always disappears when it matters.
2019-10-05 00:42
its the inexperience showing :/ hes a good rifler, just poor decision making sometimes :/
2019-10-05 00:47
#64
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Argentina nymeros 
i dont watch mouz very often but I never saw frozen performing
2019-10-05 00:48
#78
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
too arrogant and too toxic
2019-10-05 00:55
Not true. Hes settled down a lot under karrigan. He just needs to learn to keep his composure during QFs and Semis
2019-10-05 01:02
true, and stop baiting Chris too much.
2019-10-05 04:30
#93
NBK- | 
Ireland Synk_VEXG 
navi vs vitality : new gods and old gods, zywoo v s1mple, guardian v shox
2019-10-05 01:08
This is match simpletronic duo vs shox zywoo
2019-10-05 07:28
if shox keep playing like this zywoo and shox are scary combo
2019-10-05 01:11
2-1 over Mouz with RpK carrying the last map, it's not something to be so hyped about. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, because Na'Vi even with more changes is looking a lot better. Both teams still have a lot of room to improvement anyway, the final against Astralis will be a good test for whoever's win tomorrow.
2019-10-05 01:42
That's actually a good sign that Vitality won against a solid top 6 team in the world while ZywOo didn't play at his best the 2nd and 3rd map.
2019-10-05 03:06
Mouz, it's time to remove ChrisJ. It's hard to let go but it's gotta happen. He's forever a legend of the team, and should be recognized as the longest standing member.
2019-10-05 03:02
chrisJ underrated as fuck, frozen is the guy that should get removed, he's always doing stupid shit trying to gamble and costing them rounds.
2019-10-05 03:07
#136
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
Frozen is inexperienced that's why. You saw on the 2v1 clutch with shox that frozen didn't play it correctly because he's inexperienced. Chris is experienced but cannot clutch.
2019-10-05 09:49
Finally Zywoo vs s1mple
2019-10-05 04:46
#128
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Latvia Zau 
ropz vs 9
2019-10-05 08:35
One man army
2019-10-05 13:27
Time of fame and success Mous was in line-up Chris, Oskar, Ropz, Sunny and Styko + LMBT
2019-10-05 13:31
Nice try ropz you played well!
2019-10-05 14:17
#159
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Turkey berkovic 
sad ozgur kardesim
2019-10-05 17:26
#165
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Brazil gresote 
rip ropz
2019-10-05 19:55
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