mousesports top EPL Group C; FaZe, OG to play-in
The ESL Pro League Group C has been concluded, with G2 missing out on a second group stage after a loss to mousesports. Meanwhile, FaZe and OG will fight for a spot in the second group stage through the play-in.
Both key games, FaZe - OG and mousesports - G2 ended up being one-sided affairs. FaZe trounced OG on both Dust2 and Nuke, while G2 was unable to put up a strong fight on Nuke or Train against mousesports, which ended up costing the French-Serbian team a spot in the next stage of ESL Pro League S11 Europe.
OG were sitting on a 3-1 lead on the offensive side of their map pick, Dust2, after they claimed a force-buy on B and the two followups. Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen's men fell flat after that, losing round after round as they looked uninspired on the Terrorist side. Eleven rounds in a row went FaZe's way as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and co. won them all with three or more members alive. After the switch, OG put up some resistance, but FaZe soon closed out the map, 16-7.
Similarly to Dust2, OG started 3-0 on Nuke only to give away the following five rounds, allowing FaZe to gain a foothold on the T-side. NiKo posted 15 frags in the first half as his side ended it with a 9-6 lead. The second half was even more one-sided as the force-buy worked out for FaZe and saw them claim the map after stringing seven rounds together.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||38 - 22||+16||90.6||1.38|
|Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera||33 - 23||+10||76.4||1.33|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||36 - 27||+9||92.0||1.29|
|Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky||37 - 25||+12||77.2||1.28|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||30 - 22||+8||64.3||1.13|
|OG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu||34 - 32||+2||72.9||1.00|
|Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde||30 - 34||-4||71.8||0.92|
|Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-||21 - 38||-17||56.5||0.63|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||16 - 36||-20||55.4||0.63|
|Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA||18 - 34||-16||49.2||0.61|
A force buy win and then six in a row for mousesports gave Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad a lead on Nuke, G2's map pick. The French-Serbian squad managed six before the switch, a respectable scoreline, but Robin "ropz" Kool continued his strong first half by claiming the pistol for his side and pushing mousesports towards the win. David "frozen" Čerňanský also stood out on Nuke, and G2 were unable to stop the rifling duo, conceding a 16-9 loss.
Train looked equally convincing from mousesports as karrigan spearheaded his team to a 10-2 lead on the offensive side with quick A hits round after round. Down 11-4, G2 managed to claim the crucial second pistol to stay alive in the map and series, but an anti-eco blunder hindered their chances of a comeback. Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač put in a strong performance in hopes of pulling the map back, but his 29K-19D weren't enough and mousesports closed out Train, 16-11.
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen||48 - 32||+16||94.5||1.40|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||43 - 32||+11||79.9||1.32|
|Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic||36 - 33||+3||79.6||1.18|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||31 - 35||-4||71.8||0.96|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||27 - 35||-8||58.9||0.94|
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter-||49 - 38||+11||103.0||1.44|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||29 - 33||-4||62.5||0.95|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||31 - 35||-4||65.1||0.94|
|Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz||29 - 43||-14||67.2||0.81|
|François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk||29 - 37||-8||66.6||0.77|
The final standings from all three groups are as follows: