100 Thieves eliminate mousesports in three-map nail-biter to secure last quarter-final berth

100 Thieves won a three-map series against mousesports, eliminating the European team, to secure the last spot in the IEM Katowice playoffs.

100 Thieves had an incredible run through the lower bracket after losing to Group B winners G2 on the opening day of IEM Katowice. They beat TYLOO in their first match, as expected, but then took out two favored teams, Evil Geniuses and mousesports, to secure a spot among the six best teams in Poland.

Four kills by Aaron "AZR" Ward got the last group stage match underway as 100 Thieves took a 1-0 lead on the attacking side of Inferno before doubling their lead thanks to a successful 2vs3 afterplant by AZR and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas. mousesports then tallied a round in the fourth thanks to a quad by Özgür "woxic" Eker and Chris "chrisJ" de Jong followed it up with an ace before the European combine tied it up against an eco, 3-3.

Justin "jks" Savage and Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai gave the lead back to 100 Thieves, who then went up 5-3 and prompted mousesports to call a pause. The half went down to the wire, 7-7, and was closed out with a lead by mousesports thanks to a triple by woxic.

Doubles by Gratisfaction and jks in the second pistol round made it even once again, but mousesports found their pace on the attack with an even kill spread across the European team’s roster. 100 Thieves put up a fight trading rounds deep into the map, but were ultimately unable to stop mouz’s assault and went down in the series after a 10-16 result in the first map.

AZR was crucial in getting 100 Thieves to the playoffs

The series then moved to Dust2, mousesports’ pick, and although they were able to win the first pistol round on the attack they were quickly behind 1-3 after losing against the forcebuy. An impressive Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad powered 100 Thieves to a 6-1 lead with 10 kills and 117 ADR in seven rounds until mousesports won a forcebuy thanks to desert eagle entries by David "frozen" Čerňanský and Robin "ropz" Kool to get back into the match. The Europeans brought it to a 7-7 tie thanks to a four-kill round by ropz in the fourteenth, but were unable to take the lead into the half in the last round.

100 Thieves won the second pistol round and gave themselves some breathing room by converting against the forcebuy and the eco as they charged toward the finish line after winning the first gun round with a B strike. They went on to take a 14-7 lead before mousesports could even respond and they kept their momentum despite the round lost to end the map 16-8.

mousesports were unable to culminate the comeback on Nuke

Finn "karrigan" Andersen and chrisJ secured the first pistol round on Nuke with doubles and took a 2-0 lead before jkaem clutched a 1vs2 afterplant on B in the third round. mousesports went right back to winning with a full buy the following round an karrigan denied the thieves a crucial round when up 4-2 by he killed the bomb planter in the lower site. A triple by Liazz with two frags by AZR the following round kept it close as could be until the end when chrisJ pulled last second heroics in a 1vs2 in the fifteenth round to kill the bomb planter and make it 7-8 before switching sides.

100 Thieves increased their lead in the second half winning the two first rounds to go 10-7, but frozen and ropz with doubles kept it a close affair. 100 Thieves struggled with the economy early on as mousesports brought it back to a tie, 11-11, but once they evened out they started to make a run, reaching 14-11 after breaking mouz’s economy. 100 Thieves started to falter, giving up their three round lead, but jks secured map point for his team with a crucial triple in ramp before closing the map and match out, 16-14, to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Matchpage
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Inferno
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Dust2
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Nuke
14
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 57 - 45 +12 64.9 1.10
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 49 - 53 -4 80.5 1.05
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 51 - 55 -4 73.1 0.99
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 45 - 50 -5 63.6 0.96
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 48 - 55 -7 63.2 0.93
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 62 - 52 +10 86.8 1.22
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 64 - 48 +16 80.3 1.18
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 49 - 47 +2 66.4 1.00
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 42 - 53 -11 66.3 0.92
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 41 - 51 -10 55.2 0.91
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1562
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:
1635
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
894
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
698
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
821
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#1
 | 
Brazil COMETOBRAZIL 
W T F MOUZ! I LOST SALARY FOR 1 MONTH
2020-02-27 23:50
YEAH THE BOYS
2020-02-27 23:51
#15
 | 
Brazil COMETOBRAZIL 
FUCKING UNDESERVED
2020-02-27 23:51
#19
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Brazil gauIes 
+1
2020-02-27 23:52
So ez for the boys
2020-02-27 23:52
Deserved*
2020-02-28 00:02
#61
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African Union mikecool 
TOTALLY DESERVED!
2020-02-28 00:05
YEAH THE BOYS
2020-02-28 01:25
Imagine a Brazilian going for mouse, stay with your team bang wagon
2020-02-28 00:24
I made $4000 off this match, I can send you some money, what is a months salary in Brazil, $20USD ?
2020-02-28 00:37
$10usd
2020-02-28 01:00
Send me too, lost everything on mous -1.5
2020-02-28 03:02
#126
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Argentina n4ziS1mple 
its 400$ u idiot
2020-02-28 07:18
Wow that wouldn't get you anything in Sweden
2020-02-28 08:35
#145
 | 
Sweden Zupr 
I think he is baiting
2020-02-28 10:21
Are you believed in mouz????? AAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
2020-02-28 00:38
What do you mean undeserved. The boys played like shit and still beat mouz. That's what you get for betting lol
2020-02-28 00:50
#102
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Australia CaZeR01 
Y SO MAD AHAHAHA
2020-02-28 02:00
#121
NBK- | 
France Astrait 
Yea no shit hes mad he lost his own money you degenerate
2020-02-28 05:58
#123
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Australia CaZeR01 
Looks like he wasnt the only one
2020-02-28 06:02
Ahaha this is priceless, I feel like people get the most toxic when Aussies win anything
2020-02-28 07:18
no way, i would say NA or brazil lol. we like australia
2020-02-28 08:11
#157
2020-02-29 11:50
#147
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Sweden Zupr 
Everyone i know think australians are fuckin legends
2020-02-28 10:23
Yeah I don't think it's because they don't like Australian's, I think it's because Australia CS isn't that great compared to other regions. So if we cause an upset it's always insulting to the fans of the other team in a sense.
2020-02-29 11:50
#143
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Australia r0ughjack 
I mean they won so....
2020-02-28 09:27
#23
NiKo | 
United States Frotha 
Mouz playing almost as bad as EG
2020-02-27 23:52
#42
 | 
Australia |bruh| 
the odds on mouz were not worth betting on. lmfao
2020-02-27 23:58
+1
2020-02-27 23:59
i'll take 1.4 on first map :P And sleep after that without next bets, lul. AHHAH
2020-02-28 00:39
Nt MIBR_IS_OVERRATED
2020-02-28 00:01
dont bet
2020-02-28 00:02
Well. Why the fuck did you even bet so much? LOL XD
2020-02-28 08:01
#2
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
ok
2020-02-27 23:50
#3
 | 
Brazil gauIes 
Mouz just rushing jks smoke on B --'
2020-02-27 23:51
#6
 | 
Poland Arknes 
nt gaules
2020-02-27 23:50
#33
ropz | 
Estonia Jusz 
Re u stupid the whole game was just 100t lucking with their timings.
2020-02-27 23:56
Lmao
2020-02-28 00:00
Lul salt
2020-02-28 00:03
#4
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Poland Arknes 
unexpected
2020-02-27 23:51
YTB
2020-02-27 23:50
#7
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United Kingdom VOSSKi 
YTB
2020-02-27 23:50
LOOOOOOOOL
2020-02-27 23:50
GOOD SHIT
2020-02-27 23:50
#11
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Malaysia Forathic 
A surprise but a welcome one
2020-02-27 23:51
Yep sure just add liaz
2020-02-27 23:51
FUCK YEAH THE BOIS
2020-02-27 23:51
#1 esl ranking btw kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-02-27 23:51
#16
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Norway LeTankT34 
lets goooo
2020-02-27 23:51
#17
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
RIP MOUZ RIP CROWD
2020-02-27 23:51
eliminating eg and mouz just to get rape by fnatic. boring quarter final inc
2020-02-27 23:52
#103
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Australia CaZeR01 
100t will rekt this fnatic noobs
2020-02-28 02:02
#20
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Brazil ZlatanIsGod 
They frozen like a b
2020-02-27 23:52
Ayyy the bois I cheer for mouz, but still happy for 100t
2020-02-27 23:52
OH NO ONE KEBAB PLS :(
2020-02-27 23:52
#24
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Canada Pipboyreaver 
Very unexpected
2020-02-27 23:52
Get around the fellas!!!
2020-02-27 23:53
YTB!
2020-02-27 23:53
#28
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Hungary StraYzie 
gg, happy for them
2020-02-27 23:53
Best jerman team got destroyed kkkkkkk
2020-02-27 23:54
didnt expect this outcome
2020-02-27 23:55
#31
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New Zealand SkirmishX 
So easy for the boys
2020-02-27 23:55
That CT side on Nuke made us lose the series
2020-02-27 23:55
#35
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World breezy0 
who are you, ropz, chrisj, woxic, frozen or karrigan??
2020-02-27 23:56
Im a fan shit face, where are your team 😂
2020-02-28 00:13
#97
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Netherlands toothpaste 
Yeah what can I say I'm in with the boys on my favourite counter strike team we hang out all the time so much that I use personal pronouns when referring to them
2020-02-28 01:31
#104
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Australia CaZeR01 
So your one of the dumbasses who takes saying "we won/lost..." literally. You might wanna diagnose yourself with autism
2020-02-28 02:04
#112
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Netherlands toothpaste 
Could the sarcasm be any more obvious?
2020-02-28 03:20
Says the autistic guy who cant read a joke. Actually you didnt read at all because he didnt claim he supports a team using we and us
2020-02-28 03:29
This is all my fault, im sorry guys
2020-02-28 03:35
#124
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Australia CaZeR01 
Yes
2020-02-28 06:05
In football or other sport you say your team right? But its not your team, i mean you dont own the team but you support, i support mouse and its my team, because without fans you know theres no team, make sense?
2020-02-28 01:44
Wtf is mouz doing? nice throw
2020-02-27 23:56
#36
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United States wokebumpty 
I'm telling you, liazz is as cracked as he is jacked. I saw him at a 7-11 the other day and he was buying cases of Redbull and adult diapers. I asked him what the diapers were for and he said, "they help contain my full power so I don't completely shit on these kids" and then h
2020-02-27 23:56
HAHAHHAAHAHH
2020-02-28 00:01
And than he bunny hopped out of the store...
2020-02-28 00:29
#114
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United States wokebumpty 
sorry man hit the character limit
2020-02-28 03:33
#37
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
expected now stop overrating trashsports pls
2020-02-27 23:56
YEA THE FUCKING BOYZ
2020-02-27 23:57
#40
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World Beard43 
Such a good game!! GGWP all round. Yeah the boys!!
2020-02-27 23:57
#41
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
First EG, now mouz... Alright then, 100T.
2020-02-27 23:57
#106
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Australia CaZeR01 
We Back in business
2020-02-28 02:05
Great that they eliminated the fluke-team
2020-02-27 23:59
#46
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Argentina DS_Claymore 
The dust 2 game was painful to watch.
2020-02-28 00:00
#47
gla1ve | 
Bolivia SamXD 
FLUKESPORTS SO EZ 4 AUSSIES
2020-02-28 00:00
#48
s1mple | 
Europe F4ast 
Flukesports?
2020-02-28 00:01
#49
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Australia Clariko 
YEAH THE BOYS!
2020-02-28 00:01
What they did is unbelievable. Beating EG (#5 on hltv) and mouz (#2 on hltv) in one day while everyone was trashtalking them. well done BOIS
2020-02-28 00:03
#105
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World Beard43 
+1 #ytb
2020-02-28 02:04
+1
2020-02-28 02:38
#52
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United States Zenoth 
8/8
2020-02-28 00:01
#55
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Mousports > astralis. New top 1. Hahahahahahahahahhahahahah
2020-02-28 00:02
Don't worry, karrigan Astralis will avenge you by winning the whole tournament
2020-02-28 00:04
#59
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Asia jejebunny 
Ez for my boyz
2020-02-28 00:05
How 100t get shit on so bad then beats mouz
2020-02-28 00:05
#63
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Finland Miroyev 
Mouz got shat on by G2 too
2020-02-28 00:06
#134
shox | 
India iejesus 
What do you mean g2 is playing their best cs recently
2020-02-28 08:32
#153
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Finland Miroyev 
Yeah I mean that G2 rekt both 100 thieves and mousesports
2020-02-28 14:25
#154
shox | 
India iejesus 
ah Alright sorry
2020-02-28 14:55
#155
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Finland Miroyev 
no problem mens))
2020-02-28 14:56
we literally reverse sweep half our events
2020-02-28 09:07
#62
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African Union mikecool 
well done boys! slay them!
2020-02-28 00:06
#64
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China hzxhl16 
sad news day by day, first FaZe, then EG, then no audience, then Mouz
2020-02-28 00:06
+100
2020-02-28 00:35
#136
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
happy day.. no EG and 100t beat them, then 100t beat mouz !
2020-02-28 08:40
#65
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Finland Miroyev 
Ez for the boys
2020-02-28 00:06
Imagine losing to those Australian bots
2020-02-28 00:08
#137
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
well mad lions did it at dreamhack.. now eg and mouz at katowice !
2020-02-28 08:40
#67
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Australia jonyling 
Yeah the boys, feeling proud with that 100T flair
2020-02-28 00:08
#69
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North America pieisgood186 
Remember when people thought mousesports could take #1 from Astralis!?
2020-02-28 00:15
the funny thing is mouz is currently ranked #1 on esl rankings xdddd out in groups
2020-02-28 00:21
GRATZ!
2020-02-28 00:18
Hell to the yes for our boys.
2020-02-28 00:19
top 1 ranked on esl rankings btw XDD LOOOOOOOOOOL
2020-02-28 00:20
#73
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Singapore FallBlade 
FeelsBadMan
2020-02-28 00:21
100t the most underrated team in the scene
2020-02-28 00:24
U can call me MOUZ_FACKING_TRASH OR MOUZ_HATER_NUMBER_ONE DOES NOT MATTER, MOUSE IDOITS
2020-02-28 00:24
How much?
2020-02-28 00:25
E S K E T I T
2020-02-28 00:28
#81
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Poland Julka 
Epic game
2020-02-28 00:33
?????????????????????????????????? k
2020-02-28 00:36
#87
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Australia Chereska 
Left the match at the dust 2 half to get some sleep, didn’t expect to wake up to this.
2020-02-28 00:43
#88
??? | 
Chile brotherman 
wait what the fuck lol
2020-02-28 00:43
#89
chrisJ | 
United States NA_KEKW 
I am sad, but I am not disappointed YTB all the wayyy
2020-02-28 00:45
Damn unexpected.
2020-02-28 00:45
How could you lose to 100BOTS? Wtf mouz((
2020-02-28 00:53
Group B was such trash. Like holy shit, astralis, Navi, faze, vitality, fnatic >>>> g2 lulquid 100T lmao. Worst seeding ever. Next year, switch loser bracket opponents between groups earlier. so we don't have 5 best teams having to battle for 3 spots, while the other group is a cakewalk.
2020-02-28 00:59
#95
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Poland Hell2k 
We will see in playoffs who is better than who And no vitality is not better than g2 and liquid and 100t
2020-02-28 01:16
#98
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
so good job 100T!
2020-02-28 01:34
Whoa shit did not see Mouz losing this. Props to 100T
2020-02-28 01:37
MOUZ 2ND BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD BTW, CANT BEAT A TEAM THAT WENT 5-32 VS G2 XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-02-28 01:42
coz G2 namba one
2020-02-28 07:23
#107
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
Everybody: " 100T are trash now, they wont come close to what they were last year" 100T: "Hold my shoe"
2020-02-28 02:07
#108
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
AZR having not one but 2 bowls of wheatbix. Dude kills it 2 games in a row vs top 10 teams..
2020-02-28 02:16
100T will win this tour, mark my words
2020-02-28 02:40
#116
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India lemuig 
Wtf
2020-02-28 03:44
Aus Cs source king AZR back to his prime 😎👍
2020-02-28 04:05
I hope you're right
2020-02-28 05:41
mouse bruh
2020-02-28 04:09
These are the boys that I want to see!!
2020-02-28 05:40
top2 lul fluke
2020-02-28 06:01
wtf? Mouz go home? top 2? MTF, Did 100 theives get corona-superpower from TYLOOO
2020-02-28 07:01
#139
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Australia SUNSPY 
Well we did get quarters then semi at last 2 majors xD and got more resources now.. if you delete first 2 days from your memory is it still such a surprise ? even mousesports arent invincible love the team but so hard to win all the time.. almost never happens and the more you win the more you get figured out
2020-02-28 08:55
rip mouz
2020-02-28 08:11
#132
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
Great they used to be so inconsistent
2020-02-28 08:30
#133
shox | 
India iejesus 
xD
2020-02-28 08:32
#138
 | 
Australia SUNSPY 
Figured theyd go out to EG or mousesports just shows how much mistakes cost and how hard it is having no officials for so long. So damn hard at the top and such a stacked tourney FUCK YEAH BOYS !! go get it
2020-02-28 08:53
#148
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Sweden flippig 
Now go get that L vs fnatic please ty
2020-02-28 10:23
#149
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
I'm getting reminded why I'm a fan. They just let themselves get too rusty.
2020-02-28 10:26
Well karrigan had it coming with his retard strats on dust2, going here and there with zero map control after 15 seconds of round and laughing like it's nothing... Are you still laughing bro ? They didn't respect 100T and got out for it
2020-02-28 08:55
#150
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Australia SUNSPY 
Sometimes its success thats the cause of failure, they've been so good on the map I can imagine him not wanting to go too far the other way and overcomplicate it.. the map is deceptive too I think because you can get so fucked/lucky depending how much you want to protect B from being lost. Every CT round is a huge deal and seeing things clearly is hard in the moment, would be good to hear him talk about what he sees in reflection on how the game played out and what he thinks he should have done. That would be worth judging - its not our mistakes that define us its how we process and learn from them hell sometimes we don't even see them. Sometimes we don't actually learn from them until much later in life.. being in his position is not something I am jealous of put it that way..
2020-02-28 11:58
#141
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Rip mouz top 1
2020-02-28 08:56
#144
 | 
Hungary Shiron212 
GG
2020-02-28 09:36
#146
 | 
Sweden flippig 
Mouz era KEKW
2020-02-28 10:22
#151
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Australia SUNSPY 
lol still an amazing team who will keep impressing, seems you comment as if losing to this team is shameful or something ? oh well if fnatic loses tonight you can sit with karrigan and cry my friend :) good luck to both teams, hope JW shows up for you hes been a bit disappointing :( ideally both teams have no excuses everyone shows up, fuck all randomness and its a total banger
2020-02-28 12:04
#152
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Sweden flippig 
Just want to make some fun of cocky mouz fans but yeah I will probably be pretty close to crying if they lose today but I think I'll manage. You better hope one or two of fnatic players don't show up or I think fnatic will be to strong for you (: but lets hope for a tight and close game with a victorious fnatic ofc!
2020-02-28 12:20
CHOKESPORTS
2020-02-28 16:02
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