mousesports and FaZe win first ESL Pro League matches
The match started on Train, BIG’s map pick, where they were able to take the lead winning the T-side pistol round. The European combine managed to win the second round, however, keeping BIG at bay. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz and company managed a decent six rounds on the side but were then unable to put forth a strong CT side despite winning four out of the first five rounds in the second half, with mousesports eventually taking it 16-13 on the attacking side.
BIG put forth an incredible effort on the attacking side of mousesports’ map pick, Dust2, winning 11 out of the first 12 rounds, giving up only two more rounds before the half for a 12-3 partial. Finn "karrigan" Andersen and company made a last-ditch effort winning the pistol round and the three following rounds, padding the results, but with guns in hand BIG won four out of five rounds to seal the deal, 16-7, and force the match into the decider, Inferno.
mousesports took an 8-0 lead on the T-side of Inferno before a hero AWP in Owen "smooya" Butterfield’s hands could get BIG on the board, prompting his side to win five more rounds to make it a close 6-9 half. After winning the second pistol round, BIG managed to bring it all the way back to a 9-9 tie. Both teams stayed neck-and-neck, going up 1-1, but it was finally mousesports who were able to close out map and match, 16-12, to score their first victory.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||58 - 46||+12||81.2||1.09|
|David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen||54 - 52||+2||71.8||0.99|
|Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic||48 - 54||-6||74.1||0.94|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||43 - 58||-15||62.3||0.83|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||38 - 51||-13||56.5||0.81|
|BIG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN||62 - 51||+11||84.8||1.25|
|Johannes 'nex' Magetnex||52 - 45||+7||79.0||1.14|
|Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES||50 - 53||-3||75.2||1.06|
|Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya||55 - 48||+7||69.4||1.04|
|Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN||42 - 44||-2||52.2||0.93|
FaZe were first out of the gate on the CT side of Nuke, OpTic’s map pick, winning the pistol round and six out of the first seven. OpTic were then able to score two, but it was the European combine who were able to set the tone on the defense as the Danish side couldn’t find their footing in the first half as they went down 4-11. OpTic bounced right back on the defensive side, winning pistols and linking six rounds in a row to hit double digits, but it was finally FaZe who were able to cross the 16-round line first, 16-12, to bag Nuke.
OpTic start Mirage off ahead, but it was once again FaZe who took the reins early on, setting the pace on the attacking side with an impressive Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer leading the way to a 10-5 lead at the half. A smoke defuse by FaZe kept the momentum going in the second half, but a B strike on a forcebuy by OpTic kept the Danes in the run. After hitting double digits, however, they started to deflate as FaZe once again took control, shutting it down in the 27th round, 16-11.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||42 - 28||+14||74.7||1.29|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||43 - 31||+12||81.3||1.25|
|Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera||41 - 30||+11||78.8||1.24|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||42 - 37||+5||82.9||1.20|
|Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky||30 - 32||-2||66.3||1.01|
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig||39 - 34||+5||77.5||1.10|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||41 - 43||-2||72.9||0.98|
|Rene 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS||26 - 33||-7||52.5||0.86|
|Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussenkwezz||28 - 44||-16||64.9||0.77|
|Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL||24 - 44||-20||55.2||0.69|