G2 eliminate mousesports to reach IEM Beijing-Haidian quarter-finals

G2 sent mousesports packing on Nuke, the decider map, after the two teams won each other’s map picks.

G2 are through to the IEM Beijing-Haidian quarter-finals after defeating mousesports, successfully ending their group stage run which started after an opening match loss to NiP and was followed by a 2-1 win over North. G2 hadn't met mousesports since the early days of the online era in ESL Pro League Season 11 and ESL One: Road to Rio, two bouts which mousesports won, making this the first time they played each other with their current compositions.

G2 took the first map of the series, Inferno, after strong individual efforts defending early on gave the team enough momentum on their rivals’ map pick. mousesports, now under the leadership of Torbjørn "⁠mithR⁠" Nyborg, who was in the server with his new team for the first time, didn’t let the series slip out of reach, retaliating on G2’s pick, Dust2, inverting the scoreline of the first map in their favor.

The series went to Nuke, the decider map, where G2 were quick to take control on the defense, and although mousesports tried to climb a mountain coming back from a 4-11 deficit when it was their turn to defend, it proved to be too much as strong team and individual performances got G2 over the finish line.

kennyS was highly impactful with the AWP on the maps G2 won

mousesports held G2 long enough in a 4vs4 afterplant on the A site of Inferno to win the first pistol round, going on to take a 3-0 lead ahead of the first gun round, but G2 were then able to get on the board thanks to individual plays by Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub, Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač and Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač. The Franco-Serbian team then doubled down, taking a 6-3 lead before the two teams split the last six rounds.

G2 hit double digits in the second pistol round, but weren’t able to hold on in a 2vs3 afterplant on B the following round as mousesports got within one, 9-10, ahead of the first gun round. G2 found a hole in the A site to remain ahead, but David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský with a four-kill round kept things close. The European mixture tied things up at 11-11, but faltered late in the map as they could only tally one more round before G2 ended it 16-12.

G2 played a slow attacking pistol round towards the B site of Dust2, but weren’t able to plant on time, losing the round as mousesports then won against a forcebuy before getting overrun by pistols. They weren’t able to get a follow-up, however, and mousesports took control of the half, 10-5, only allowing G2 a smattering of rounds.

G2 won a 3vs2 B retake and got to 7-10, but mousesports remained in control. Although Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug had an impactful B defense with three MP9 kills to make it to get G2 back in the game as they closed the gap a few rounds later, 12-14, Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's men didn't let G2 crystalize the comeback and tied the series up 1-1 after winning the last two rounds needed.

mousesports weren’t able to turn around a slow start on Nuke

mousesports flew into the top site of Nuke in the first pistol round to prompt a 5vs5 afterplant situation which they were able to secure, but G2 struck back in the second round to even things up and go on to take the lead against a weakened economy. Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and company then hunkered down on defense and took control of proceedings with a mobile kennyS roaming for information, winning the half 11-4.

G2 kept plowing ahead after the second pistol round, going up 13-4, but three kills by karrigan on a forcebuy kept mousesports afloat. The European combine then started to gain impetus on the defense, breaking G2’s economy, but their comeback effort was stopped as nexa with a two kills and huNter- with a triple were able to end mouz’s six-round streak before closing the map and series out, 16-9, to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Matchpage
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16th November 2020
Europe
12
Inferno
16
16
Dust2
12
9
Nuke
16
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' PipirasBymas 60 - 57 +3 71.3 1.04
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 49 - 49 0 66.7 1.03
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 54 - 56 -2 75.2 1.02
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 54 - 56 -2 77.6 0.98
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 47 - 66 -19 69.8 0.92
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 67 - 48 +19 85.3 1.28
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 64 - 52 +12 96.4 1.25
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 56 - 48 +8 65.7 1.02
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 51 - 59 -8 72.6 0.99
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 46 - 58 -12 58.6 0.92
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1341
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1802
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Gg kennys
2020-11-16 19:01
4 replies
karrigan in 2020 LUL
2020-11-17 00:45
3 replies
Ez for niko
2020-11-17 02:24
2 replies
Bymas can whoop his ass
2020-11-17 09:23
1 reply
nt
2020-11-18 14:15
g2 winning this shit :)
2020-11-16 19:01
lol Faze vs G2?
2020-11-16 19:01
3 replies
Hurry up and give us that series
2020-11-16 19:02
2 replies
+1 can't wait to watch it
2020-11-16 21:36
1 reply
#94
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Serbia CoVRa
+1 , but sadly Jackz is gonna play...G2 is better with Amanek
2020-11-17 09:14
Nice one, nt Mouse though.
2020-11-16 19:01
-jackz ez top 2
2020-11-16 19:02
8 replies
#25
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Chile cristiaan
and top 1?
2020-11-16 19:07
7 replies
Astralis or EG probably
2020-11-16 19:24
6 replies
EG ???
2020-11-16 19:40
1 reply
UK brain kekw
2020-11-16 19:52
hahahahhahahah
2020-11-16 19:53
1 reply
AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-11-16 20:06
EG OMEGALUL
2020-11-17 06:36
Uk brain kekw
2020-11-17 09:24
expected
2020-11-16 19:02
555
2020-11-16 19:02
eZaF
2020-11-16 19:02
Kenny POG
2020-11-16 19:02
#17
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Malaysia Decagram
Gg
2020-11-16 19:04
#18
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Serbia CoVRa
Kenny finally stepping up,thats what we need every game!!!
2020-11-16 19:04
2 replies
+1
2020-11-16 19:14
+1 If kenny gets to his form at the beginning of the year and the Kovacs keep it consistent G2 will be top3. I only think they can reach that if kenny can hold down awp
2020-11-16 21:40
#23
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Chile cristiaan
nt bymas
2020-11-16 19:07
4 replies
#68
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Serbia LtN))
Overrated kid.
2020-11-16 21:11
3 replies
toxic NaVi and NiKo fanboy.
2020-11-16 21:22
1 reply
#82
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Serbia LtN))
im not NiKo fan
2020-11-16 21:59
Navi flair kekw
2020-11-17 09:26
expected
2020-11-16 19:08
People who were doubting kennys XD. wp kennys
2020-11-16 19:09
#30
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Finland dansqoo
Kennys is back?
2020-11-16 19:12
#31
ropz | 
United States DV19
KennyS is back???????
2020-11-16 19:12
Karrigan affect
2020-11-16 19:13
-jackz +amanek
2020-11-16 19:13
-kennyS +SIXER
2020-11-16 19:15
3 replies
-sixer +SEXER
2020-11-16 19:16
1 reply
-SEXER +Dosia
2020-11-16 21:22
4/8 I like SIXER but I don't think he is better than kenny
2020-11-19 05:08
kenny haters where are u ?
2020-11-16 19:16
8 replies
Here
2020-11-16 19:17
Here
2020-11-16 19:17
5 replies
hi mens
2020-11-16 19:18
4 replies
Hi Jackz hot No homo
2020-11-16 19:18
3 replies
dont worry, he's handsome, nobody can deny this
2020-11-16 19:19
1 reply
#83
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Czech Republic Evis1337
Jackz teamless after this tourney Sadge
2020-11-16 22:04
Hi JaCkz hot Totally homo
2020-11-18 04:32
+1
2020-11-17 09:26
MOUZ SPORTS LUL
2020-11-16 19:18
g2 just lucky
2020-11-16 19:19
4 replies
#48
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Taiwan Rav3nEz
Not every time stupid, they are playing good.
2020-11-16 19:21
Mouz were lucky this even went to 3 maps.
2020-11-16 19:31
1 reply
the inferno was random and your favourite player had extra luck that he didn't die every time he rawpeaked
2020-11-16 21:23
#64
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India AkhilJacob
not when kenny hitting shots
2020-11-16 20:19
Kenny finally! Keep it up kingggg
2020-11-16 19:24
Ropz didn't show up, KennyS's true form kicked in. Too bad for mouz.
2020-11-16 19:38
G2 without amanek T_T
2020-11-16 19:43
Finally HLTV went back to calling the team Franco-Serbian! Much respect! Let's go G2! #G2ARMY Hopefully KennyS continues to perform. Love to see him play this way!
2020-11-16 19:47
5 replies
French + Serbia = top 1
2020-11-16 21:20
4 replies
+1 Can't wait for LANs. We all know how Kenny plays when the crowd's chanting his name!
2020-11-16 21:26
3 replies
Can't wait to see Niko , Hunter and Kenny playing together in a lan. I'm sure G2 will be able to do great things in the future!!
2020-11-16 21:27
1 reply
#88
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1
2020-11-17 06:18
#89
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1
2020-11-17 06:19
#60
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Poland SebL
G2 is actually looking pretty good, with small changes they can be a TOP 5 team I think. And for mousesports they just need to disband, faster they do it better for players and org. This team doesn't work at all.
2020-11-16 20:04
why mouz not disband yet? They tried to sell their garbage team but only got Woxic sold LUL
2020-11-16 20:28
2 replies
Garbage team, sure
2020-11-17 09:28
1 reply
Why you think they got bymas? They wanted to sell the entire team, but only got woxic sold. They dont care anymore,pretty much.
2020-11-17 09:59
gg lol
2020-11-16 20:56
#69
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Serbia LtN))
Fakecomeback
2020-11-16 21:11
chrisJ needs to be more assertive, damn
2020-11-16 21:27
Frozen nuke really hurt my heart i dont know why he always miss the shoot against jackz but nvm mousesports doing good , bymas the only one playing consistent and karigan high iq can make them good but i still prefer woxic for mousesport awpers . woxic and chrisJ toxic person his two always fight so you cant call woxic is toxic for perhaps personality problem as teamates .
2020-11-16 21:33
good job kenny, mby hes exitting slump
2020-11-16 21:36
who is worse than mouz these days? can't think of anyone
2020-11-16 22:13
5 replies
#90
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United States 1nsaneMe
Ence
2020-11-17 06:20
2 replies
How oblivious I am! They are so bad that I probably suppress them from my memory.
2020-11-17 11:05
1 reply
#105
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United States 1nsaneMe
lmaooo
2020-11-17 16:50
Navi
2020-11-17 09:28
1 reply
#113
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United States 1nsaneMe
Nt 0/8
2020-11-19 00:37
great
2020-11-16 22:14
no w0xic = no win KEKW
2020-11-17 06:41
Ez for serbian superteam
2020-11-17 08:25
whys frozen playing so bad now
2020-11-17 09:19
All the people giving shit to JaCkz for no reason . Amanek played better . Yes. Because he played his usual role .. he is completely familiar with it. JaCkz played completely new role. It takes time to adapt.
2020-11-18 04:35
2 replies
#109
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Russia GramDEL
Lol why would you wait for your player to "adapt to the new role" if you can just pick another player of yours that is used to that role and can perform instantly?
2020-11-18 07:51
1 reply
Cause then itd be unfair to judge that player just upon sudden change in his role
2020-11-19 05:06
#108
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Russia GramDEL
Jackz underperforming again tho. They should use Amanek
2020-11-18 07:46
1 reply
Just giving equal opportunities to both. Next year they will select 5 man team.
2020-11-18 14:20
Contesting for top 1 or even being top 1 consistently will still be an underachievement for G2. Ultimate goal should be winning a major.
2020-11-18 14:19
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