mousesports edge past FaZe to clinch first victory in ESL Pro League

mousesports have stepped into ESL Pro League Group C on the right foot after securing a 2-1 victory over FaZe in their first match.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men have confirmed their dominance over the Nikola "NiKo" Kovač-led squad, who now have a 0-4 record in series up against their rivals following the closely-contested affair in the last group of European ESL Pro League.

FaZe couldn't break the unfavorable streak despite looking poised to clinch the series after a comfortable Nuke opener and 8-3 starts on both Train and Dust2, where mousesports managed to turn things around to secure two close victories.

mousesports win their fourth consecutive series against FaZe

mousesports got off well on Nuke with a 4-1 lead on the CT side, but some key plays from NiKo and Håvard "rain" Nygaard gave control over to FaZe, who used it to gain momentum with some fast upper hits and claim nine out of the remaining ten rounds. When the sides switched, a quad-kill from the Norwegian in the pistol round put his team in a comfortable position, from which they easily closed the opening map at 16-9.

Picking up where they left off, FaZe put together a solid defense on Train with NiKo firing on all cylinders, but a good recovery late in the first half and a strong start in the second saw mousesports climb back into contention. karrigan's squad eventually claimed a lead and looked to equalize the series, ultimately managing to do so after the second map came down to the wire at 16-14.

When the series arrived at Dust2, Marcelo "coldzera" David & co. were once again in the driving seat early with a dominant run on the CT side, with mousesports having to climb back from a 3-8 deficit. Three consecutive rounds gave the favorites some much-needed breathing room, however, and once they got a hold of weaponry on the defense mousesports looked insurmountable, with a 10-1 run giving them the edge at 16-12, 2-1.

Matchpage
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28th March 2020
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Nuke
16
16
Train
14
16
Dust2
12
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 61 - 49 +12 77.5 1.19
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 63 - 49 +14 81.8 1.19
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 55 - 52 +3 66.1 1.00
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 44 - 58 -14 68.8 0.90
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 34 - 44 -10 49.7 0.81
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 74 - 55 +19 97.0 1.34
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 51 - 52 -1 68.0 0.98
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 45 - 58 -13 70.8 0.92
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 41 - 44 -3 52.3 0.91
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 38 - 48 -10 51.3 0.83

Below are the current standings of Group C after four matches played:

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1180
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1266
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1235
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1669
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
EZ FOR GERMAN CS!
2020-03-28 22:01
#4
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Germany lenin_is_back 
+1
2020-03-28 22:01
you are fast men i almost lost
2020-03-28 22:02
easy
2020-03-28 22:02
Baitzera leads another team to defeat once again!
2020-03-28 22:23
Karrigan was right
2020-03-29 09:03
+1 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
2020-03-28 22:01
#12
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
n1 hahah
2020-03-28 22:02
#19
Brazil Isme 
nt schweinsteiger
2020-03-28 22:03
1 - 7 2014
2020-03-28 22:12
#53
Brazil Isme 
nt random
2020-03-29 00:28
lmao
2020-03-28 22:39
#52
Brazil Isme 
nt gotze
2020-03-29 00:28
#76
chrisJ | 
Germany lucolf 
gotze won us the WC in your home country, and it was the same tournament germany fcked your asses ;) so ntnt
2020-03-30 22:18
#77
Brazil Isme 
keeps being a shitty player. we fcked you in 2002 and olympics and hope we meet again to see whos going to b fcked moron :>
2020-03-30 22:47
#78
chrisJ | 
Germany lucolf 
Oh wow, 2002, Yeah, I wouldnt call it fcked, I mean, 7-1... And Bro, Olympics? Germany doesnt even have any National Team players there, only like young People. And Brazil sends Neymar to think theyre any good, you guys are the morons:))))) BTW Nt 7-1 cry
2020-04-01 19:42
#79
Brazil Isme 
fluke match anyway 20% winrate in worldcups against us, now i see why the 7-1 is so important for you guys hahaha imagine bragging on a fluke...
2020-04-01 22:22
#80
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Estonia MorsAlbum 
SHGUT THE FUCK UP BOTH OF YOU RETARDS WHY BUMP A 4 DAY OLD MATCHPAGE IDIOTS
2020-04-01 22:35
#42
chrisJ | 
Germany lucolf 
Nt 7-1
2020-03-28 22:47
#51
Brazil Isme 
nt neuer
2020-03-29 00:28
N1 BRA71L
2020-03-29 00:03
#50
Brazil Isme 
nt niko
2020-03-29 00:28
Thank you
2020-03-29 01:23
nt Ronaldinho
2020-03-29 14:47
#20
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
+1 German CS back to back EPL wins
2020-03-28 22:03
+1
2020-03-28 22:04
german is drunk dutch, come at me
2020-03-28 22:05
+1
2020-03-28 22:06
I luled at the swamp german HAHAHAHAH🔥🔥🔥😂😂
2020-03-28 22:15
#43
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Ukraine martnlo1 
Nt hitler.
2020-03-28 22:51
still nobody likes jermans
2020-03-29 13:19
#13
flusha | 
Germany felo 
+1
2020-03-28 22:02
#2
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Germany lenin_is_back 
playing with olof and rain 2020 lmaooo
2020-03-28 22:01
+1
2020-03-29 06:35
Rain literally performed in all the bo3s this year except this one.
2020-03-29 08:44
#3
God | 
Russia amc20 
Gg
2020-03-28 22:01
EZ for mouz
2020-03-28 22:01
#6
Slovakia 4NTEP 
deserved
2020-03-28 22:01
#7
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Europe faze_best_team 
Faze get to like 8 rounds on ct and just start to lose it for some reason. Broky looked lost this series and a bad T side from Faze. GG
2020-03-28 22:01
They need a leader. Rather have a good IGL instead of NiKo, he is definitely the problem, not just as an IGL, but as a person in general. Karrigan should never have been booted.
2020-03-29 00:34
IMO, Faze could win, if they didnt pick broky to AWP. Olof is great, coldzera is great, even Niko is really good with it. They picked broky, and he didnt show up at all.
2020-03-29 01:22
Fazes igl looked really bad. Some very questionable calls on the T side. At the same time making amateur mistakes. Broky and rain were just bad.
2020-03-29 07:29
#9
 | 
Greece sifounasGG 
WOT
2020-03-28 22:02
#10
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United States NA_KEKW 
JAMES FROZEN BOND GOES TO TOPFRAG VAMOUZZZZ
2020-03-28 22:02
#47
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
yea exactly
2020-03-28 23:36
Deserved
2020-03-28 22:02
#16
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Finland N1ggers 
Nt niko
2020-03-28 22:03
#17
flusha | 
Germany felo 
my boy frozen putting in some WORK deserved win for mouz
2020-03-28 22:03
#18
 | 
Netherlands meneert 
godJ
2020-03-28 22:03
Vamouz!
2020-03-28 22:03
+1
2020-03-28 22:18
#23
suNny | 
Slovakia TheLupa 
karrigan was are problem
2020-03-28 22:04
#31
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
just like russia
2020-03-28 22:13
but he is from Slovakia))
2020-03-29 03:45
#59
 | 
Slovakia xaboff 
+1
2020-03-29 04:19
Danish geography knowledge. Lol
2020-03-29 08:45
NiKo all hard work, no fruit FaZe need to play more like a team if they want to do anything.
2020-03-28 22:04
+1, and olof is too old
2020-03-28 22:15
yeah but he is doing bad roles plus he is the one who is very aggressive when not hitting shots. Personally I think he's got it, he just needs to give himself more advantages when taking fights.
2020-03-28 22:45
choke clan returns((( nt NiKo
2020-03-28 22:07
trash die
2020-03-28 22:10
#29
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
nah they just chocked faze thats all
2020-03-28 22:11
Ez for Ropz
2020-03-28 22:19
Extreem makkelijk en totaal niet uitdagend voor Christiaan "geen opskeer in zijn haar, haalt zijn waterpijpsubstanties per porties van 5 gram en heeft een abnormaal grote penis" de Jong
2020-03-28 22:19
+1111111
2020-03-28 22:41
mouz still never lost against faze
2020-03-28 23:55
#40
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Netherlands Throaky 
Impressive mouz, entertaining match. Gg
2020-03-28 22:44
#65
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India lemuig 
They were the favourites so it was pretty expected that they would win this one Impressive from faze they bring it soo close
2020-03-29 06:54
Dear Faze: Check your corner is free
2020-03-28 22:53
#45
refrezh | 
Slovakia Brido3 
ezwin
2020-03-28 23:29
#46
 | 
Other NDRnews 
ezpz
2020-03-28 23:35
#54
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Slovakia iLycan 
holy shit frozen went on dust2 from 0-11 to like 19-16, thats pretty nuts.
2020-03-29 00:30
#60
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Brazil Toxic_BR 
Nice game, this faze team is getting better and better by the day, almost a win in bo3 vs mouz, which is easily a top 5 team in the world
2020-03-29 04:20
GGWP mouz
2020-03-29 04:28
#62
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
SO EZ OMEGALUL
2020-03-29 05:51
#73
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Russia NorthRussian 
Calling 14-16 ez LUL
2020-03-29 13:16
Great IGLing by Niko. Just kidding. Let's rush b and check half the angles, worked so well the last 3 times. Albert Einstein's definition of madness: Doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome. You basically nailed that one.
2020-03-29 06:40
#67
United Kingdom Oxna 
Mad how frozen can have a dogshit first half on t side then dominate 2nd
2020-03-29 08:34
#71
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Australia aussie_billy 
Niko losing to karrigan again!
2020-03-29 10:23
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