mousesports brush aside fnatic in Flashpoint 3 opening round

The European combine were in control throughout the series and secured a convincing 2-0 victory.

mousesports defeated fnatic decisively in their opening Flashpoint 3 series with a 2-0 scoreline on Inferno (16-8) and Overpass (16-4). Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong and company are now through to the upper bracket quarter-final, where they will face BIG next week to try and follow up on their initial success and start to cement their identity under the Australian in-game leader.

fnatic, who have been struggling to find form ever since their second-place finish at cs_summit 7 in January and have dipped down to No. 25 in the rankings since, are now up against the ropes as they will play the first round of elimination matches in the RMR tournament's lower bracket against Complexity on Saturday.

dexter put forth a confident showing against fnatic

The match kicked off on fnatic’s map pick, Inferno, but mousesports were the one to set the pace on the CT side, taking a very hefty 9-2 lead with both dexter and Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool putting up very strong performances. The Swedes started to find footing late in the half, and won the final three rounds to bring it back to a palatable 6-9, but mousesports immediately hit double digits after the switch and regained the upper hand on the attack, cruising to a 16-8 victory to take the series lead going into their map pick.

Completely at ease after winning the first map, mousesports turned around a lost pistol round in the second round forcebuy, after which they didn’t look back and steamrolled their opponents on the offense, 12-3. Having come out on top in the second pistol round, David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský and company looked poised to rush to the finish line, and although fnatic tried to throw a wrench in mousesports’ plans by securing the second round forcebuy, they weren’t able to follow it up and the European squad secured the map 16-4 to bag the series.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Matchpage
0
2
11th May 2021
8
Inferno
16
4
Overpass
16
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
35 - 32 +3 77.0 1.05
29 - 34 -5 80.9 0.91
23 - 37 -14 68.1 0.73
17 - 39 -22 57.2 0.63
16 - 38 -22 45.2 0.41
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 25 +16 92.3 1.52
41 - 22 +19 95.2 1.51
42 - 27 +15 99.8 1.50
29 - 23 +6 68.2 1.14
27 - 27 0 70.3 1.05
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1038
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
well that was fast
2021-05-11 23:10
12 replies
ez4sexter
2021-05-11 23:23
THE ONLY FNC FIX: -golden, +Rusty from GamerLegion, the only Swedish IGL with solid t2 experience available atm and he would bring a fresh perspective that they desperately need. -JW, +Peppzor JW's tier 1 career is sadly over and I think it's time to leave so that a younger player gets the opportunity to prove himself.
2021-05-11 23:25
10 replies
#37
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Latvia adererror
fnc fix: fnc disband, brollan is saved by nip
2021-05-11 23:34
1 reply
would love to see brollan reunite with plopski
2021-05-12 05:36
#46
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Norway JakkeJ
JW is good when he's good, but when he's bad, he's utter shite it seems.
2021-05-11 23:50
7 replies
No shit
2021-05-12 00:14
JW's peak is sooooo high! shame that he is so washed up and can never reach it. I agree, -JW is a clear solution... so many easy kills missed by him today...
2021-05-12 00:30
it was same with kennys, veteran name who everyone loves who plays pretty bad but has a good game every now and then giving everyone hope
2021-05-12 03:05
4 replies
#76
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France cedd
jw has 0.85 rating past 3 months, kennys had 1.03 for same time when he got benched
2021-05-12 05:32
3 replies
Don't mald because he compared the two. It's a very fair comparison contextually. And 1.03 is nothing to be proud of as an awper. Instead I'd say it's shite
2021-05-12 05:35
2 replies
#81
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France cedd
? i wasnt saying kennys shouldnt have been benched, just pointing out how absolute garbo jw has been lol
2021-05-12 05:39
yeah the bench made sense, but i feel like kenny has what it takes to come back, after all hes only 25. i feel like in a new team he can show up again
2021-05-12 08:55
#2
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Serbia eliiiiii_
ez
2021-05-11 23:11
8 replies
#44
k1to | 
Germany Zedano
ez4 second bestest organisation in jerman land
2021-05-11 23:38
7 replies
#53
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Serbia eliiiiii_
ez4 second best international team 8)
2021-05-12 00:26
6 replies
+1 after FaZe
2021-05-12 04:29
1 reply
#97
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Czech Republic Isator
Yeah and that's why they lost to Mouz when Mouz had an unbelievable match schedule.
2021-05-12 10:10
+1 after Complexity
2021-05-12 07:46
#88
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Europe _Tacoo
+1 after OG
2021-05-12 08:48
+1 after Ence
2021-05-12 09:02
1 reply
lol
2021-05-12 19:18
Golden is the problem
2021-05-11 23:11
4 replies
and JW
2021-05-11 23:14
no he is not the problem, whole team played horrible. Golden is still best Swedish IGL
2021-05-12 09:15
2 replies
#110
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Indonesia lumayan
True! The disrespect on golden is u believable!
2021-05-13 03:13
1 reply
+1
2021-05-13 05:44
Bymas carried what else is new
2021-05-11 23:11
8 replies
bumas will be god soon wait and see
2021-05-12 00:47
5 replies
#96
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India Specc_GG
+1
2021-05-12 09:56
#111
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Indonesia lumayan
People already said that from 1 year ago... *yawn*
2021-05-13 03:13
I'm trying, but running out of patience We'll see
2021-05-13 22:05
2 replies
Im pretty sure he is still doing school so when that is over he will have more time to focus on the game, i am hopeful that he will step up soon
2021-05-13 22:28
1 reply
Well, can't argue with that excuse to be fair
2021-05-13 22:39
Some of his openings are sick, give him time. This time is like a new one and he has still so low experience, but looking really good as an entry fragger (this is what he love btw).
2021-05-12 19:53
1 reply
It's true, he played better in the last few games... still I'm not convinced
2021-05-13 22:06
EZ 4 Sexter and co.
2021-05-11 23:11
#6
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Belgium Woke!
rip junior
2021-05-11 23:11
#7
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Europe x1fy
De_stroyed
2021-05-11 23:11
that just shows how powerful PACT is hltv.org/matches/2347423/mousesports-vs-..
2021-05-11 23:12
#10
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
ggez
2021-05-11 23:12
#11
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Europe x1fy
Brollan TOP15 omegalul
2021-05-11 23:12
Bye Bye JW
2021-05-11 23:12
#13
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Sweden flippig
Fking hell.. :/
2021-05-11 23:13
#14
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Netherlands Sem0733
We've never looked this good with Dexter. Holy shit. So excited for the BIG-game.
2021-05-11 23:13
5 replies
#24
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Iceland Voidsphere
Let's not be too excited, fnatic's been pretty weak. BIG should be on a much higher level, actually.
2021-05-11 23:19
4 replies
#38
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Czech Republic PaYaB
+1
2021-05-11 23:34
#55
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Netherlands Sem0733
Let me enjoy this high. Please and thank you.
2021-05-12 00:31
#64
ropz | 
Brazil gtkacz
+1
2021-05-12 01:02
We beated big last week during the iem qualifiers, so should be doable
2021-05-12 10:43
nice :)
2021-05-11 23:13
#VAMOUZ
2021-05-11 23:14
kick JW ffs
2021-05-11 23:14
#18
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Estonia ropzsports
ez fro godzicle
2021-05-11 23:14
1 reply
#23
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Denmark theHeniek
Yessir
2021-05-11 23:17
Golden wasting his prime on this sinking ship
2021-05-11 23:16
2 replies
8/8
2021-05-12 04:30
+1
2021-05-12 09:14
can't wait for the frag movie for dexter
2021-05-11 23:16
#22
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Germany DiegoHu
That was extremely smooth 💪
2021-05-11 23:17
so ez for Sexter and the crew
2021-05-11 23:19
#26
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Chile StfanoLELE
Sad to see that players like jw are just a shadow of their former selves :(
2021-05-11 23:20
2 replies
#28
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Iceland Voidsphere
He's not even a shadow anymore.
2021-05-11 23:21
1 reply
#33
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Chile StfanoLELE
yes, I doubt that he/fnatic can do some damage, so he should retire and leave a good image After all he won everything a long time ago. Personally I think that a certain point he was the best player in the world or at least top 3
2021-05-11 23:27
Sucks to see fnatic down this badly
2021-05-11 23:21
Easy for Robin Kool GOAT , TOP 10 in 2021 CONFIRMED
2021-05-11 23:25
#32
psh | 
Portugal hpn-
Fnatic are struggling and they will have to make some changes but mouz are improving quite well! Really excited to see what this team will offer in the future. They need more time but the core is good to achieve greater things
2021-05-11 23:27
so ez for god sexter.
2021-05-11 23:32
i hope next news is fnatic disband cause this is embarrassing
2021-05-11 23:33
#36
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
dexter doubters where???
2021-05-11 23:33
1 reply
They all fucked off. They'll crawl out of the sewer as soon as mouz has a couple of bad games tho.
2021-05-12 16:28
Crazy scoreline, did Fnatic fall asleep or what?
2021-05-11 23:34
1 reply
You were asleep, fnatic are shit nowadays
2021-05-12 06:58
Seems like Dexter is evolving. I hope he continues to make progress.
2021-05-11 23:35
JW the biggest paycheck thief since 2k14
2021-05-11 23:35
WP mouz
2021-05-11 23:35
DEXTER HATERS REALLY SILENT RN
2021-05-11 23:49
2 replies
+111111
2021-05-12 04:18
#75
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Australia csRIOTgo
Christopher 'Dexter FRAGGING IGL' Nong
2021-05-12 04:54
That was rough
2021-05-11 23:52
He used to be WonderChild now he's just Wonderbot.
2021-05-12 00:07
Fnatic are done boiz and gorlz
2021-05-12 00:09
Clash of trash
2021-05-12 00:10
Time to retire JW
2021-05-12 00:20
#56
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African Union mikecool
Ezpz
2021-05-12 00:41
#57
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Australia Wypernal
ez 4 mouz against washed up roster
2021-05-12 00:45
JW has been sucking D for so long, I love the dude but It's time to move on.
2021-05-12 00:49
#60
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Latvia PeaceDATA
-JW or you are trolling
2021-05-12 00:51
Krimz needs to be saved!! Brollan too!
2021-05-12 00:52
#62
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I sense a C9 like revamp attempt from Fnatic soon if they crash out of this RMR, they already hinted going Intl in their next roster change. They too bad.
2021-05-12 00:55
maybe change JW with Naawk, JW career smell the end
2021-05-12 01:01
cmon fnatic just rebuild.. this lineup so bad
2021-05-12 01:03
sad but rip fnatic
2021-05-12 01:28
#67
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Korea imotfhere
fnatic: disband nip: -ztr +brollan nip top 1
2021-05-12 01:38
1 reply
#78
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France cedd
krimz would also be worth picking up (idk for nip but for some team out there, maybe for botzera ;) )
2021-05-12 05:35
fnatic and JW really still think he can play in tier 1 xDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-05-12 03:42
Imagine the world where jw still pro player xd
2021-05-12 04:26
Nice, Australia confirmed European
2021-05-12 04:52
#80
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Europe t.o.p
dexter #1
2021-05-12 05:37
JW BESTEST BESTEST AT GETTING DESTROYED KEKW
2021-05-12 05:48
#84
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Europe Selfi
Rip fnatic
2021-05-12 06:32
Wow
2021-05-12 06:34
fnatic needs change
2021-05-12 08:50
no flusha= GG
2021-05-12 09:54
Sexter :)))
2021-05-12 10:43
fnatic disband?
2021-05-12 10:50
0,4
2021-05-12 11:35
fnatic are done
2021-05-12 12:28
JWashed
2021-05-12 13:42
#105
ropz | 
Netherlands Dvid
jackinho looked solid in this game! hope they can fix their issues in fnatic. gg ez ;)
2021-05-12 16:16
#107
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Poland SebL
mousesports still seems to make some mistakes in some rounds, I think dexter still needs more time to adapt to sort of EU style of calling if you know what I mean, but it's going in the right direction. Also wtf is fnatic doing, like they really wanna win while having JW and Golden on the team? Like Golden looks like the worst player ever atm., it looks like he would be picked up from T11 Swedish mix from ESEA Intermediate, what is he doing?
2021-05-12 19:14
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