BIG, mousesports round out IEM Katowice team list

mousesports pulled off a massive comeback on Dust2 against Complexity to earn their spot at the main event, while BIG secured a comfortable win over MIBR.

The IEM Katowice team list has been completed with the additions of BIG and mousesports, who won the final two lower bracket series in the Play-in to secure their berth at the main event. Both teams have been placed in Group A of the ~$1,000,000 competition, with mousesports put up against Astralis in the first round and BIG set to face a familiar matchup in Heroic.

The bout between Complexity and mousesports began on Mirage, where at first little separated the two teams as the opening half went the way of the latter team 8-7 on the CT side. After sides switched, breaking through to either bombsite was a massive issue for mousesports, with Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's men closing the first map with a 9-0 run on the defense.

ropz's heroics on Dust2 pulled mousesports to the third map

Things looked dire for Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool and company when Complexity entered Dust2 and picked up where they had left off on Mirage, putting up a wall on the CT side for a 9-1 run. mousesports ended up salvaging the half with five in a row at the end but still found themselves at a big deficit just after sides swapped, as a second-round win featuring a 1v1 clutch from blameF saw Complexity reach match point with ease.

With backs against the wall, mousesports finally found the recipe for success — a double AWP setup in the hands of ropz and Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand — and fought back against seven match points to force the map to go to overtime. Managing to survive a few tough clutch situations, they went on to complete the massive comeback in the first set on the back of more individual brilliance from ropz.

Complexity looked stunned by the Dust2 loss and Nuke went on to look like a walk in the park for mousesports, who dominated on the offense with 12 rounds and didn't let blameF & co. suffer for too long, closing out the series just four rounds later.

In their second chance to make it to the main event after having lost to Spirit in the upper bracket quarter-finals, BIG enjoyed a straightforward series against MIBR to clinch one of the last two spots at IEM Katowice.

On Dust2, the German side had Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz kick things off with a quad-kill in a 2v4 situation in the pistol round and used the momentum to dominate on the Terrorist side, securing an easy 16-3 win on the opener. They were looking to close the series comfortably after stringing together another huge streak in the first half of Nuke and did so with a 16-7 victory on their pick on the back of a flawless defense.

Matchpage
2
1
17th February 2021
8
Mirage
16
19
Dust2
17
16
Nuke
3
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 47 +23 93.4 1.41
64 - 48 +16 94.2 1.34
59 - 50 +9 67.3 1.13
50 - 58 -8 71.4 0.96
37 - 47 -10 50.0 0.89
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
71 - 59 +12 88.0 1.17
52 - 52 0 73.1 1.00
48 - 57 -9 70.3 0.93
46 - 61 -15 63.7 0.87
33 - 51 -18 51.1 0.68
Germany
Matchpage
2
0
17th February 2021
16
Dust2
3
16
Nuke
7
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 19 +18 93.8 1.66
37 - 25 +12 95.9 1.55
34 - 26 +8 100.0 1.34
31 - 18 +13 68.6 1.31
30 - 22 +8 62.4 1.08
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 34 -7 79.8 0.98
26 - 31 -5 75.9 0.87
19 - 34 -15 52.4 0.57
19 - 34 -15 56.0 0.53
18 - 37 -19 48.8 0.44
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1629
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
608
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
#1
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Estonia TRopez
Ez mouz
2021-02-17 22:38
10 replies
#16
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Brazil UvvU
congrats germans & turks you're the best :)
2021-02-17 22:43
5 replies
yes
2021-02-17 22:46
brazil so friendly, thx. gl to furia my friend
2021-02-17 22:50
3 replies
Mibr never won agaisnt big on LAN :(
2021-02-17 22:56
2 replies
he was told brazil so friendly now you make that friendly image gone , lol.
2021-02-18 02:37
1 reply
Bruh
2021-02-18 04:55
so happy for dexter!!
2021-02-17 22:44
#32
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Germany nilslorand
ropz based chad
2021-02-17 23:02
2 replies
#62
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Estonia TRopez
Nah, I like ropz, frozen and acor equally
2021-02-18 08:32
1 reply
#79
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Germany nilslorand
Didn't say the others weren't also based chads
2021-02-27 15:49
#2
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Israel KaL1L
what a comeback for mouz
2021-02-17 22:38
#3
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Turkey C0MANDANTE
Lets go IEM KATOWICE
2021-02-17 22:38
#4
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Lithuania sennce
so EZ
2021-02-17 22:38
#5
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Slovakia Daev0n
noice all the best teams are in
2021-02-17 22:39
maybe first edit: no
2021-02-17 22:39
Ez for ropz the true #1 player
2021-02-17 22:39
3 replies
#19
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Czech Republic daminkon
+99999
2021-02-17 22:45
+69
2021-02-17 22:49
+10000000000
2021-02-18 12:34
#9
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Slovakia xaboff
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-02-17 22:40
i don't think either will take kato but it's already an achievement for mouz to make it to groups and over COL with such little time with dexter
2021-02-17 22:41
VAMOUZ!!
2021-02-17 22:41
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Feels bad for Mr Savage
2021-02-17 22:41
4 replies
Same
2021-02-17 23:12
#48
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Australia CaZeR01
He threw so his fellow countryman could get through
2021-02-18 01:10
#58
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Ecuador Ageless
The guy looks so lost / depressed in games, no positive emotion, I hope things cab turn around cuz he has honestly been a large part of CoL’s struggles lately, whether people like Spunj admit it or not.
2021-02-18 06:53
1 reply
#61
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Pakistan LoOuU2
BlameF needs to be a big boi and give up his roles for him.
2021-02-18 07:35
LET'S GO BIG AND MOUZ!!!! #GOBIG #GEMEINSAM #VAMOSBIG #VAMOUZ
2021-02-17 22:41
Roooooooopz you are sooooooo sexy
2021-02-17 22:42
#15
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
ropz is fucking nuts, again and again glad to see frozen really stepping up lately!
2021-02-17 22:43
1 reply
ropz is kool*
2021-02-17 23:25
#18
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Czech Republic daminkon
Mousesports best comeback of the play-ins
2021-02-17 22:44
Ropz simply decided not to lose that match. You could see him coming alive after that match point on D2. Kid is absolutely insane.
2021-02-17 22:47
#22
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United States hbomb
They say never give up and I guess sometimes they're right Let's fucking go mouz
2021-02-17 22:47
that was a liquid level choke coming out of complexity
2021-02-17 22:56
1 reply
actually Niiko level choke
2021-02-18 08:41
Ez for Sexter, ropzera, godzen, awpcor and fragmas
2021-02-17 22:56
#31
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Europe t.o.p
dexter top 1
2021-02-17 22:59
congrats mouz !
2021-02-17 23:12
#35
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Brazil Elakk
Ropz is top 3 player for sure
2021-02-17 23:25
#37
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Germany BIG2020
Happy for Mouz Hyped for Katowice :)
2021-02-17 23:26
#38
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Brazil wololo10
Jks omegalul
2021-02-17 23:31
#39
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Australia B_Tannen
Yeah the boys!
2021-02-17 23:58
ropz too stronk, lezgo mouz
2021-02-18 00:00
Ropz is insane bro
2021-02-18 00:22
#42
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
Complexity disappoints again
2021-02-18 00:23
#43
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Ukraine FGVM
Damn, poor Poizon, feelsbadman
2021-02-18 00:33
Im now thinking does zywoo or simple better than ropz
2021-02-18 00:36
Damn wtf dexter got the strats on nuke
2021-02-18 00:46
1 reply
#47
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New Zealand SkirmishX
He beat Team Liquid 2-0 when they were the #1 team, ofc he got strats
2021-02-18 00:58
#46
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New Zealand SkirmishX
KING DEXTER
2021-02-18 00:58
what happened to jks
2021-02-18 01:47
1 reply
BaitF
2021-02-18 08:37
#50
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Australia vamped
jks falloff is hard to watch. the same thing happened to him when NAF joined renegades. Not really sure why...
2021-02-18 02:06
4 replies
#59
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Indonesia lukerey
He need a team who willing to play around him. He has been too long playing with his mates, it might take a year to adapt on international roster. But still, I think CoL didn't know how to use the best out of him. Maybe roster changes, start with the coach.
2021-02-18 07:03
3 replies
BlameF very overrated igl. He is very good individually. But he doesn't really know how to get the best of his teammates. He's just so lucky k0nfig decided to go God mode last year so he and k0nfig can carry this roster with poizon showing up more often than not.
2021-02-18 08:44
2 replies
#71
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Bulgaria AboveYall
I mean if it works it works but its kinda sad that blamef make others play around him, back when poizon was playing in bg mix teams, he was so good cuz he was never been held back to play passive and play around someone else, him and shipz were bassically running down the map doing w/e they want and that's where they shine, beeing unpredictable.
2021-02-18 09:27
1 reply
Yeah for sure. Poizon can get same ratings as blameF of the team played around him. Same can be said about jks too. K0nfig too. Not to mention blame is really predictable on nuke and dust2. So it's easy to shut him out and col just loses. And honestly. Pound for pound complexity>>>faze,but for some reason nobody puts them under pressure for never winning anything
2021-02-18 09:37
#56
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Russia ToughGuy
Complexity nice choke
2021-02-18 06:11
OMEGALUL coLs choke on D2 wtttffff insane. GG by ropz tho.....
2021-02-18 06:22
#60
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Indonesia DioBrando
Lets go sexter
2021-02-18 07:34
You have to say the playstyle of Col is bad. There is no surprise. BlameF is a baiter and that limit JKS potential. I don't like to call someone a baiter but inn BlameF case it is the only way he plays. Respect that they got into top 10 with this limited strategy.
2021-02-18 08:35
#73
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Germany X5ander
my boyz will rock Katowice !
2021-02-18 10:06
1 reply
#76
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Turkey Rheniel
If BIG lose their first math up they'll most likely play against their recent kryptonite (spirit). so lets hope they can best heroic and destroy g2 in the upper bracket otherwise BIG might go out early.
2021-02-18 11:44
Rip CoL
2021-02-18 10:46
ropz top 3 2021
2021-02-18 11:37
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