mousesports to ICE Challenge semi-finals over Virtus.pro

mousesports secured a semi-final berth after beating Virtus.pro 2-0 in the ICE Challenge Group A winners’ match.

mousesports started off their 2020 with a victory over MAD Lions, but they had to do it with an overtime in one of the two maps played as they greased their gears after the winter break. They have now secured a semi-final berth at the ICE Challenge, a tournament they are using as preparation ahead of their first big event of the season, IEM Katowice, with two out of two wins.

On the other side was Virtus.pro, who started the year struggling with a group stage exit at DreamHack Open Leipzig, and although they beat Heroic in two maps in their ICE Challenger opener, they still showed signs of strife and are showing a different version of the team that surprised everyone in 2019 reaching a Major final and winning a BLAST Pro Series.

Bagging Vertigo 16-9 without much pressure from Virtus.pro, mousesports were able to close the series out on their map pick, Train, although the Kazakh-majority side will not only be in contention during the ICE Challenge playoffs, but they will have one of the high seeds going into Tuesday’s quarter-finals.

mousesports are straight through to the semis in London

Despite losing the first pistol round on the defending side of Vertigo, mousesports quickly turned it around by winning the forcebuy. Robin "ropz" Kool was unable to crystalize a 1vs3 post-plant clutch after killing the first two players on round 5 as Virtus.pro brought it within one. The brawl continued, but it was finally the European combine on the defense who were able to stabilize after ten rounds with a 7-3 lead. Unable to control ropz and Özgür "woxic" Eker’s aggressive plays, Virtus.pro started to flounder, ultimately bringing it around in the last few rounds of the half switch at 6-9.

Chris "chrisJ" de Jong got three kills in the second pistol round, including on a CT trying to defuse on the edge of a smoke, to keep mousesports well in the lead. Taking the first gun round, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and his men kept pushing towards the finish line, and although Virtus.pro managed to chain a few rounds together, a quad-kill by ropz including three kills in a 2vs3 afterplant to get on match point all but sealed the deal for map one to go in mouz’s favor.

Virtus.pro will still have a high seed in the quarter-finals

Train started off with mousesports winning the pistol round on the attacking side, but three SSG08s on B from Virtus.pro put a damper on the anti-forcebuy and the CIS team was able to even out the scoreline. The two teams then brawled, but it was mouz who once again came out on top and took control early on as Virtus.pro struggled to put together strong buys on the CT side, eventually winning the harder side 8-7.

Virtus.pro evened it out with a fast B play in the second round and took the lead against the forcebuy. It looked like the CIS side could start to get on a roll by winning four out of the first five rounds, but mousesports were able to win a forcebuy and go on to tie it back up, 11-11, as the map started to hit its crucial rounds. Virtus.pro won a B execute forcebuy at 11-13, going on to tie it back up and force mousesports on a forcebuy and turn it around, 14-13. A critical three-kill round by karrigan in a 3vs5 tied it back up, 14-14, before closing it out in the last round, 16-14, to seal the deal.

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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 41 - 42 -1 90.5 1.14
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 38 - 35 +3 62.1 0.99
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 38 - 42 -4 77.3 0.92
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 31 - 39 -8 66.5 0.90
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 23 - 42 -19 56.9 0.71
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 48 - 28 +20 91.8 1.37
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 43 - 36 +7 82.0 1.16
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 38 - 30 +8 68.9 1.09
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 35 - 34 +1 74.9 1.06
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 36 - 43 -7 79.2 0.97
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
read my name.
2020-02-02 13:20
#3
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Czech Republic Xedys 
True!, mouz is too strong
2020-02-02 13:21
#20
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Romania Laskof 
+1 men
2020-02-02 13:30
best name
2020-02-02 13:41
i dont know how to read can someone say what his name is?
2020-02-02 14:06
#36
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Netherlands bringithome 
you will have to read the comment someone says than
2020-02-02 14:22
Oh you are right, how can i learn his name then?
2020-02-02 14:25
#41
JoJo | 
Spain Dicraftio 
You repplied you lost 😎
2020-02-02 14:49
Oh no 😭😭 i must kms now
2020-02-02 14:51
#52
EliGE | 
United States Jono13 
0IQ play
2020-02-02 17:35
😭😭😭😔☹ im killing myself rn
2020-02-02 17:47
#45
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China braxton6 
+11111111
2020-02-02 15:38
#57
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
nice
2020-02-02 20:41
#2
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
EZ
2020-02-02 13:20
#4
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Poland Julka 
Easy for Ropz
2020-02-02 13:21
ez for ropJ
2020-02-02 13:22
Nice name
2020-02-02 13:27
10/10 name
2020-02-02 16:59
Ez
2020-02-03 11:48
#5
s0m | 
Estonia Teryjaki 
ez
2020-02-02 13:21
#6
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India Wise_Indian 
Ez
2020-02-02 13:21
#7
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Tunisia NitroGay 
Mousesports is not on their's top form right now but still good
2020-02-02 13:21
Mouz is too stronk for teams like vp
2020-02-02 13:22
lol the article was almost ready to be published axaxa
2020-02-02 13:23
#11
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Nepal baral25 
mouz best team
2020-02-02 13:23
#12
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Germany DiegoHu 
Good to see mouz winning even when they are not hot af
2020-02-02 13:23
Nc ez
2020-02-02 13:25
#14
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Poland sosiad 
mousesports only wins at lower tier tournaments and people get excited about winning
2020-02-02 13:25
was still enough to beat your former polish team and astralis. nt
2020-02-02 13:28
#19
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Poland sosiad 
Polish CS is shit, but against Astralis must be bait
2020-02-02 13:30
must be bait? do you follow the scene since this year? ffs why am i even wasting my time
2020-02-02 13:31
#22
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Poland sosiad 
Ok bye
2020-02-02 13:32
bye useless kurwa
2020-02-02 13:32
#26
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Poland sosiad 
XD typical low IQ user
2020-02-02 13:34
youtu.be/mImyJRyLv8Q dont cry too much my teenage piotr
2020-02-02 13:36
You are the one humiliating yourself.
2020-02-02 14:17
#40
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Poland sosiad 
maybe you can give some arguments
2020-02-02 14:35
ESL Pro League apparently was lower level :D
2020-02-02 13:55
Yes of course lower tier. The only high tier teams was Astralis, Liquid, EvilGeniuses, Fnatic, NaVi, maybe FaZe, and other teams was pretty shitty so it is not a big success to win it
2020-02-02 14:12
#39
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Poland sosiad 
so tell me genius what other higher tier tournaments they won?
2020-02-02 14:33
i dont have to cause "mousesports only wins at lower tier tournaments" was ur braindead statement which couldnt be more wrong. accept that u got played and move on son.
2020-02-02 15:11
#54
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Poland sosiad 
you saw the question idiot? no arguments, let's say there is no sense in translation hahah
2020-02-02 19:16
english is obviously not ur strong suit
2020-02-02 19:20
#56
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Poland sosiad 
ok, anything else?
2020-02-02 19:20
#47
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Sweden Rezeter 
They beat Astralis last they played them in a big tourney
2020-02-02 15:47
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
-adren when
2020-02-02 13:26
ez4mouz
2020-02-02 13:27
Mouz' gonna play finals against Mad Lions.
2020-02-02 13:33
OLD VP > NEW VP
2020-02-02 13:34
+1
2020-02-03 00:59
#28
Edward | 
Ukraine rozhok 
SANJI was the problem axaxaxax
2020-02-02 13:38
#30
huNter- | 
Poland Szcz 
Polish VP could at least beat mousesports
2020-02-02 13:50
ropz top 3 2020
2020-02-02 13:51
+1
2020-02-02 14:31
Yeah he was already a top 6 player in the latest monthes of 2019 imo
2020-02-02 16:55
they need to get rid of adren
2020-02-02 15:35
-Adren must be done, and Jame plays is so selfish he care more about stats that actual winning game
2020-02-02 15:40
ive seen too much of this lineup play.. i always say their style is like Judo when others use MMA. they rely too much on mistakes from the enemy team.
2020-02-03 02:32
ropzGOD
2020-02-02 16:54
#51
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Denmark FazeUpAssDown 
Very nice
2020-02-02 17:12
#58
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Europe sc4ter) 
Nt Virtus Pro
2020-02-02 20:44
#59
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Canada mandydingo 
Ahahahahaha VP in 2020
2020-02-02 22:28
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