mousesports fend off MAD Lions in London

mousesports have won their first match of the new season after fending off a tough opponent in MAD Lions on two maps in the opening round of Group A at ICE Challenge.

The Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen-led side proved a challenge for the European squad, who denied their opponents the upset with a 2-0 triumph after coming back from 11-14 and 2-7 deficits on Mirage and Dust2, respectively.

The victory has already earned mousesports safe passage to the playoffs, but they have a chance to improve on that in Sunday's winners' match against Virtus.pro, in which a spot in the semi-finals will be on the line. In the meantime, MAD Lions will fight for survival against domestic rivals Heroic, whom they beat at DreamHack Open Leipzig.

mousesports set the pace early on Mirage, getting off to a 6-1 start on the Terrorist side. It was far from an easy going as they had to win some close rounds, and one going the other way was enough to send the European squad on a low forcebuy. MAD Lions were able to catch up on the back of that jolt, making the half as close as possible with seven rounds to their name.

mousesports pick up their first victory of 2020

Despite losing to a second-round forcebuy, the Danes continued their dominant run on the offense on the back of consecutive 1v1 clutches from Rasmus "sjuush" Beck and a couple of great rotations in 2v2 scenarios, which forced mousesports to save weapons twice in a row.

HUNDEN's squad didn't manage to complete the upset, though, with mousesports tightening up the defense to pull themselves through to overtime, looking convincing once they got there as a four-round streak earned them a series lead.

Dust2 followed with mousesports picking up the pistol round, courtesy of Özgür "woxic" Eker's defuse in a 1v1 situation, but it was MAD Lions who managed to come out on top of the forcebuy wars over the next three rounds to give themselves a cushion. Down 2-7, Finn "karrigan" Andersen & co. woke up thanks to a quick AWP quad-kill from the Turk, who was the only one to have a weapon in an otherwise full eco, in defense of the B bombsite, which helped them turn the half around.

After switching sides, mousesports were in control after they were the ones to capitalize on a second-round forcebuy victory this time around, and they cruised to a 16-11 victory with a dominant offense.

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Dust2
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 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 51 - 33 +18 94.7 1.42
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 48 - 33 +15 78.8 1.30
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 52 - 39 +13 88.4 1.18
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 39 - 36 +3 75.5 1.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 35 - 40 -5 61.8 0.92
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 48 - 43 +5 84.0 1.13
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 38 - 44 -6 75.1 1.00
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 42 - 49 -7 70.6 0.91
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 33 - 42 -9 59.8 0.85
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 20 - 48 -28 40.9 0.57
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
484
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
EZ for the best german team!
2020-02-01 18:48
#3
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United States Bonger 
0/8
2020-02-01 18:49
Karrigan = half german = german ChrisJ = swamp german = german woxic = turk = german frozen = ex-german territory = german ropz = ex-german territory = german we smart we loyal we friendly we are germans #vamouz
2020-02-01 18:50
#22
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Poland BAN_ANIME 
>ChrisJ = swamp german = german 8/8
2020-02-01 19:08
#24
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Estonia nemm_csgo 
ropz=ex-russian territory = russian u dumb fuck
2020-02-01 19:09
#34
nawwk | 
Sweden FL4XY 
+1
2020-02-01 20:32
Teutonic Order or nothing
2020-02-01 20:58
#26
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
woxic = turk = german The truth is that : German = Turkey's state
2020-02-01 19:18
You got my joke, congrats! You must have 200iq
2020-02-01 19:18
we're not from swamp men((
2020-02-01 19:56
Ahahahaha ! Now that was a good one :D
2020-02-01 20:19
#2
World pbn 
nice
2020-02-01 18:48
one comments
2020-02-01 18:49
top 2 team struggling vs tier 2 team XAXAXAXAXA
2020-02-01 18:49
#13
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Malta ALE! 
tier 2 team would f*ck up liquid tbh.
2020-02-01 18:54
#21
Austria k1x_ 
all jokes beside, they actually would.... not even being delusional here
2020-02-01 19:05
probably because liquid is naf and elige 2v8 rn new mouz still never beat liquid tho
2020-02-01 19:12
17-19 20-22 ya quite convincing by liquid
2020-02-01 19:42
still never beat liquid LOL nt flag hider
2020-02-01 20:04
Typical NA brain
2020-02-01 21:31
#40
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
top3 team losing to budget mouz LUL
2020-02-02 00:52
EZ ofc
2020-02-01 18:50
fluke esports
2020-02-01 18:50
MAD Lions look really solid tbh
2020-02-01 18:52
as always, expect them to do better next times
2020-02-01 18:53
#10
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Canada BreXuwu 
Ok
2020-02-01 18:53
#12
oskar | 
Czech Republic Imicek 
EZ Frozen
2020-02-01 18:53
#14
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Brazil RAYRELiCK 
sorry hunden
2020-02-01 18:55
God hunden
2020-02-01 18:55
#16
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Korea ecsta_s1 
GOD HUNDEN
2020-02-01 18:57
Lions looking good though. I believe they will finish top 10-15 this year, which would be very impressive with the numbers hunden pick up :D
2020-02-01 18:59
good try mad lions, you still got this
2020-02-01 19:01
#19
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Romania ali_nah 
Bend off
2020-02-01 19:02
#20
Krimbo | 
Germany GqLqXY 
eZ
2020-02-01 19:03
#23
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Poland BAN_ANIME 
hunden mastermind
2020-02-01 19:08
Great if only heroic won I would have won $160 ;(
2020-02-01 19:19
GOAT hunden
2020-02-01 20:20
Ez
2020-02-01 20:52
nice
2020-02-01 21:27
#39
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China Rynaki 
NT GOD HUNDEN
2020-02-01 21:39
#41
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CIS iluzky 
yo we mouz
2020-02-02 11:34
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