G2 take down mousesports; secure IEM Katowice playoffs spot

After letting go a huge advantage on the opening map, Dust2, G2 bounced back with confident victories on Inferno and Nuke to take the series victory over mousesports, 2-1.

The two sides were playing for a spot in the playoffs in the upper bracket semi-final of Group B after handling underdogs 100 Thieves and TYLOO in their respective opening matches. In this series, #8 in the world G2 managed to secure the upset over the second-best team, in a fairly convincing fashion.

nexa's men continue their strong run

Kicking things off on Dust2, mousesports picked up the pistol and the followup to earn a 2-0 lead before G2 afforded a buy. Getting the AWP into Kenny "kennyS" Schrub' hands resulted in an opening pick in the round and started G2 streak of dominance on the offensive side of their map pick. François "AmaNEk" Delaunay, Audric "JaCkz" Jug, and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač all chipped in and reached 10+ frags in the first half as G2 went on an 11-round streak.

Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's Deagle double set up mousesports to win their third (11-3), but that was all they mustered for the CT half. With a B rush, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and co. grabbed the second pistol victory and started an unlikely comeback. Dictating the pace of the game and keeping G2's money low, mousesports went on an 11-round streak themselves to get into the lead (14-12).

A force-buy worked for Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's team to keep their opponents off of map point momentarily, but they faltered shortly, 16-13, and the action moved to Inferno.

chrisJ had high-impact rounds throughout the series

kennyS managed a pistol-round clutch on the CT side of Inferno, but that didn't amount to early success for G2 as David "frozen" Čerňanský's quad kill in a 2v5 earned mousesports the second-round force-buy victory. G2 were trailing 5-1 before they managed their first rifle round win, which again came down to a 1v1.

That round was the catalyst for the French-Serbian team to bounce back on the defense as they tied together the rest of the rounds in the half. kennyS played a huge part in that, going 4:0 in opening duels and eventually finishing the half with 17K-5D as his team was sitting on a 10-5 lead going onto the T side.

G2 easily broke into the B bombsite on the pistol and continued chaining rounds together as mousesports provided little to no resistance. karrigan's triple stopped G2's round streak at 14, but they converted the map victory soon, 16-6.

Aside from the T-side comeback on Dust2, mouz were outclassed by G2

The first four rounds of Nuke went the way of G2, who were successful on the offensive side, before chrisJ's aggresive play on a low-buy got mousesports on the board. After the European side tied the score at 5-5, G2 secured a round with an A site hit and pulled back ahead to finish the half with an 9-6 lead.

huNter- stepped up massively in the CT pistol, securing three entry kills to extend his team's lead and put them on the verge of series victory. It was again chrisJ's opening that netted mousesports their first on the offense, but the rest of the half was bleak from the European side and G2 easily closed out the map 16-7 and took the series 2-1.

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Matchpage
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26th February 2020
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Dust2
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16
Inferno
6
16
Nuke
7
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 64 - 36 +28 90.8 1.46
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 62 - 51 +11 89.0 1.21
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 54 - 43 +11 70.5 1.19
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 54 - 45 +9 82.8 1.16
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 38 - 45 -7 63.6 1.04
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 53 - 50 +3 72.6 1.06
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 56 - 51 +5 76.1 1.04
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 45 - 57 -12 66.4 0.84
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 32 - 54 -22 63.7 0.76
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 34 - 61 -27 63.6 0.70
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1031
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1655
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
budget Faze got rekt lmao
2020-02-26 19:27
#11
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Sweden Zupr 
At this point FaZe is just budget mouz
2020-02-26 19:29
plus one
2020-02-26 19:40
kennyS +28 You'll love to see it
2020-02-26 20:01
#85
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Canada 0_WeWe_0 
you do
2020-02-26 21:10
#86
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United Kingdom chazza 
KennyS Getting Back on form, time for another AWP nerf..... oh wait
2020-02-26 21:15
#94
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Canada 0_WeWe_0 
he called it no scope in 2020 update
2020-02-26 21:49
#96
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United Kingdom chazza 
yes
2020-02-26 22:13
#49
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
+1 lol rekted
2020-02-26 19:40
#70
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
+1 lmao
2020-02-26 19:57
Oof
2020-02-26 23:21
#101
fat | 
United Kingdom zakariin 
overpriced mouz, they spent millions for it.
2020-02-27 00:47
#127
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Sweden Zupr 
They have decently cheap players (cheap for being t1 that is) and they manager to make it to top 2
2020-02-27 16:47
#130
fat | 
United Kingdom zakariin 
if you're spending record fees for players idk if thats cheap
2020-02-28 16:55
#2
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Lithuania Extazis 
hmmm i like that
2020-02-26 19:28
#71
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
i like it too lets forget dust 2 2nd half
2020-02-26 19:57
It still less embarasing than summit, so its okay
2020-02-26 20:02
#87
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United Kingdom chazza 
good point
2020-02-26 21:15
lol
2020-02-26 19:28
#4
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Sweden Zupr 
12-3 to 13-16 omegalul
2020-02-26 19:28
Mouz were lucky with the short pushes. Trying to play cheeky dosent work always tho. Got rekt anyways.
2020-02-26 19:29
G2 were saving energy for 2 map wins ;)
2020-02-26 19:49
Honestly their ct side was sloppy. Would have loved to see kenny hold short with the awp and get good frags. Mouz just took advantage of that empty space and won all the full buys like that.
2020-02-26 19:53
#32
kennyS | 
Croatia buzeG2 
5-1 to 16-6 XA
2020-02-26 19:33
#44
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India VAMc 
12 round lead >>>>>>> 4 round lead 😂
2020-02-26 19:38
#45
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India Wise_Indian 
9 round *
2020-02-26 19:38
UK, US, SA, NA, CIA CS XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA EZ FOR BIG!
2020-02-26 19:28
#6
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China jbsteven 
let's go G2 let's go
2020-02-26 19:28
#7
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France MarcoXY 
Goooooo
2020-02-26 19:28
#8
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Lost it at the veto. Don't get why you pick Inferno instead of Train... I guess we have to knock EG out of the tournament again then.
2020-02-26 19:28
#42
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2020-02-26 19:37
#52
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
lol i hope liquid vs mouz cuz that would be a good match to watch atleast for me
2020-02-26 19:42
oh like train isn't one of G2's strong maps unlike inferno
2020-02-26 19:44
#64
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Whahahaha Mouz have a 90% winrate on Train, G2 only 60%.
2020-02-26 19:48
so? G2 isn't good on inferno as they're on train. Win rate means nothing, G2 have better winrate on other maps than dust 2 still its their best map and will be even if they lose one or two here or there.
2020-02-26 19:54
#115
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
G2's inferno>G2's train... i think If they are good on train aswell they have a great map pool
2020-02-27 11:19
wtf G2 mostly picked train with nexa some events ago as d2 was always banned. They recently revitalized vertigo and nuke.
2020-02-27 11:57
Inferno is g2 second ban...after overpass
2020-02-26 20:01
#9
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Georgia Megobari 
expected as fuck
2020-02-26 19:28
#63
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Palestine Entry_ 
are G2 dominating that much? or is mouz losing their grip?
2020-02-26 19:47
#88
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United Kingdom chazza 
G2 are just on form rn, ropz and woxic were both performing, however Kenny was playing on another level
2020-02-26 21:16
G2 are on great form, even tho i cheer for mouz i hope they can mantain this level of play, but Frozen had a really poor series and that was part of why G2 won. Anyway, it was pretty one sided except the second half of d2
2020-02-27 01:00
#113
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United Kingdom chazza 
yeah true, frozen didnt have a good game and Kenny played the best he had since 2017
2020-02-27 09:47
#10
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Finland J3bediah 
I wan’t Kovac vs. Kovac
2020-02-26 19:28
In the grand final..................
2020-02-26 19:55
#89
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United Kingdom chazza 
yes
2020-02-26 21:16
Ez for better team, fuck mouz, go disband shitters
2020-02-26 19:29
#13
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Korea thr33o 
GG Mouzsports, but today G2 was just better! WP to both teams in the end.
2020-02-26 19:29
#15
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Finland Teukkasd 
kennys is back POG
2020-02-26 19:29
Big respect for G2 and Kenny who showed just how great awper he still is. This team looks on fire, after every round win you can see them bonding together.
2020-02-26 19:29
EZ4G2
2020-02-26 19:29
omg kennys +28
2020-02-26 19:29
kennyS is a GOD!
2020-02-26 19:29
Expected, G2 insane form right now
2020-02-26 19:29
#21
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Spain Kosodutsky 
G2 Stronk
2020-02-26 19:30
let’s go g2, this team is growing on me for sure. also seeing 2014-2015 kenny back is a real treat who said kenny is washed up?
2020-02-26 19:30
If kenny gets super-consistent like his old god-carry mode then G2 will be very difficult to stop.... nobody is a big liability in this team and they have decent tactical depth as well... One to keep an eye on in the following tournaments for sure
2020-02-26 19:47
+1 i think top 5 after katowice for sure
2020-02-26 19:50
+111
2020-02-27 05:16
OMEGALUL
2020-02-26 19:31
#24
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Brazil NahT_ 
Goat2
2020-02-26 19:31
I'm so impressed by G2 damn very good job <3
2020-02-26 19:31
Love to see kenny performing well.
2020-02-27 05:17
Kenny's gonna be Top 20 this year
2020-02-26 19:31
Who knows ^^
2020-02-26 20:20
Hopefully
2020-02-27 05:17
Kennys was top 25 in 2019. If g2 can keep this up and maybe win some events, kenny will probably be top 10, hunter maybe top 5.
2020-02-27 10:25
I think kennyS has performed way more than anyone else on his team in these past 2 months.
2020-02-27 12:00
Hunter has been better but kenny also good
2020-02-27 13:39
thats a thing of past. Now G2 knows how to use kenny more actively and he isn't disappointing them. Now he has taken center role since start of 2020.
2020-02-27 15:41
Even in katowice hunter has been better
2020-02-27 16:07
because G2 played only 2 maps lol?
2020-02-27 17:04
6 maps
2020-02-27 17:52
#28
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France cedd 
poggers bro ! love g2
2020-02-26 19:32
#29
ropz | 
Netherlands Throaky 
Slightly disappointed in mouz 2nd and 3rd map.. couldnt keep up the fight. Deserved win for G2, they looked great, ggwp.
2020-02-26 19:32
#37
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
I like you
2020-02-26 19:36
+1
2020-02-26 20:01
#99
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Canada keenwa 
+1
2020-02-26 23:24
Hahahaha mousesports is so bad. This proves their couple trophies were flukes
2020-02-26 19:32
#43
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Nt NA
2020-02-26 19:37
Mousesports is the least deserving team to ever hold #2 hltv position. No one with a brain believes they are better than liquid.
2020-02-26 19:44
what has liquid done in the period mouz won 2 trophies. I know the name of real fluke team- Evil Geniuses.
2020-02-26 20:02
#90
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United Kingdom chazza 
true dat
2020-02-26 21:17
mouse is trash and they will lose their top 5 forever very soon
2020-02-27 03:42
Na cringe
2020-02-27 08:40
#31
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Lithuania Extazis 
It could be 2-0 for g2 if they been better at ct in dust 2 so gg for mousesports for comeback so ggwp
2020-02-26 19:33
2nd best team in the world BTW LOL
2020-02-26 19:33
G2 TOP 1 KENNY TOP 1
2020-02-26 19:33
My god G2 look so good
2020-02-26 19:34
#36
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Germany Neckarstadion 
That's crazy, G2 is looking like a legit tier 1 team. Carlos is a genius
2020-02-26 19:35
#38
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Indonesia Journeast 
What a comeback by both sides!
2020-02-26 19:36
#39
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
KENNY TOO GOOD FOR MOUZ
2020-02-26 19:37
#40
RpK | 
France Extaz31 
Ez for G2, kennyS god
2020-02-26 19:37
#41
f0rest | 
United Kingdom Aelin 
aside from that dust2 CT half, G2 is looking phenomenal wow
2020-02-26 19:37
#46
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United States America! 
why do ez
2020-02-26 19:39
LETS FUCKING GO KENNY!!!!!!!! SO FUCKING EZ
2020-02-26 19:41
#53
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Russia razorVJ 
rip my fucking money 1 match ruined my express of 5 bets
2020-02-26 19:42
Not gonna lie this G2 kinda fire
2020-02-26 19:43
#55
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Spain DaNNyKS 
I don't hear right now any mouse fan saying shits of g2....
2020-02-26 19:44
#59
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United States WumboCumbo 
Easy €1000
2020-02-26 19:45
no s1mple,no ZywOo,no device kennyS actual best AWPer in the world
2020-02-26 19:46
+11 wish he comes back to his 2014-2015 level KennyS>>Zywoo
2020-02-27 05:19
kennyS,s1mple top 2 AWPers by far in 2020
2020-02-27 11:58
+11 Amen 3rd poizon i like his awping style XD
2020-02-27 13:38
yep same top 3 guy is really good. mantuu device up there.
2020-02-27 15:41
#61
shox | 
India iejesus 
LETS GO BABY
2020-02-26 19:47
This g2 with nexa and hunter has bever looked so dominant than the one without them
2020-02-26 20:00
#91
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United Kingdom chazza 
bever*
2020-02-26 21:18
Well played g2. I like them just as i like mouz but its nice the hard work pays for the french side. Normally they would break mentally after they would lose a 12-3 lead. Good to see more teams stepping up their game. This year might be something better than the 2019.
2020-02-26 20:01
#80
MACKO | 
Brazil schmoko 
so happy for g2 :)
2020-02-26 20:34
#81
coldzera | 
Portugal PUMPU 
Sad.
2020-02-26 20:43
G2 really have nerves crushing mouz on Inferno and nuke after choking away d2. Overall a very impressing Performance
2020-02-26 20:49
mousesports lost, just to face EG again and kick their ass out of Katowice 🙈
2020-02-26 20:54
#92
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United Kingdom chazza 
thank god, hate fluke geniuses, i like mous generally ggwp on the day, G2 on fire rn
2020-02-26 21:19
Mousesports didn't look sharp today, but G2 played very well, deserved win imo.
2020-02-26 21:06
#93
flusha | 
Argentina MuraDPS 
GOD HUNTER TOP 5 2020
2020-02-26 21:24
#95
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African Union mikecool 
G2 playing pretty well atm which is good to see for french cs
2020-02-26 22:00
#97
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Russia Astrali5 
G2 too stronk to handle
2020-02-26 22:57
Watch out, outvof the big teams here, Astralis is the next to be crushed;)
2020-02-27 05:35
#120
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France Asviix 
+1
2020-02-27 12:37
wtf
2020-02-26 23:38
kennyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
2020-02-27 03:16
2-0 liquid. wont even be close. everyone knows canucks dont lose to frenchies
2020-02-27 03:44
liquid almost lost to VP on vertigo
2020-02-27 05:24
#119
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France Asviix 
I'm saving this for when you get rekt
2020-02-27 12:37
yep same replying to you so I can find this out
2020-02-27 15:43
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