Sprout defeat MOUZ to secure ESL Challenger Valencia berth

Danny "⁠BERRY⁠" Krüger’s men denied MOUZ twice in a row in the upper bracket final and grand final to book their ticket to Spain.

Sprout qualified to ESL Challenger Valencia after a clean run through the closed qualifier’s upper bracket, where they left in their wake teams of the caliber of Entropiq and HEET in the first two rounds of play with 2-0 victories.

Sprout and MOUZ then found themselves in the grand final coming from the upper and lower brackets, respectively. The two teams had first met in the upper bracket final, where Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter and company won 2-0 in two close maps on Overpass and Inferno.

MOUZ then had to beat forZe for the second time in this closed qualifier in the consolidation final, having been the ones to send them to the lower bracket in the first place, to earn the rematch against Sprout in the grand final.

slaxz- had a decisive showing on Inferno to help his team qualify

The qualifying series kicked off on Sprout’s pick of Vertigo, where Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg’s men got off to a flying start on the attacking side with a 5-2 lead, but MOUZ then put up a wall on the defense allowing only the last round to slip between their fingers to lead 9-6 before switching sides.

Sprout tied it up off the bat on the back of a pistol win before taking the lead in what became an incredibly close half that ended in the very last round of regulation, with Sprout edging their pick.

Sprout made it three for three in pistol rounds on the CT side of Inferno, but were quickly overwhelmed by MOUZ as soon as the latter were able to get their hands on rifles, finding plenty of success all the way to an 8-7 lead despite Fritz "⁠slaxz-⁠" Dietrich putting up 17 kills in the half.

Once again Sprout won a pistol round, although MOUZ struck right back with a forcebuy, just to go on and crumble against glocks, a hit that proved costly as the German-Danish-Romanian team cruised to 14-10 before MOUZ could react.

In the end it was too little, too late, as the CTs only managed to salvage two successful defenses before giving up the map and series, which went to Sprout 16-12 and secured their passage to the ESL Challenger tournament in Valencia taking place on July 1-3.

 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 30 +15 89.9 1.36
44 - 30 +14 79.9 1.31
36 - 34 +2 68.4 1.06
34 - 32 +2 68.9 1.03
31 - 38 -7 57.3 0.90
 MOUZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 35 -4 72.1 1.02
36 - 38 -2 63.1 1.00
32 - 42 -10 72.7 0.93
32 - 34 -2 56.6 0.90
32 - 41 -9 62.7 0.79

The ESL Challenger Valencia team list so far is:

Germany Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
871
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
2039
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Kekw
2022-05-27 22:40
#2
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Somalia PartyShaker
NBK WAS THE PROBLEM
2022-05-27 22:40
5 replies
-JDC +NBK- NOW
2022-05-27 23:39
4 replies
#43
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Denmark EqualCSGO
Or -Dexter +siuhy
2022-05-28 00:06
2 replies
Both
2022-05-28 00:37
1 reply
#50
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Denmark EqualCSGO
Maybe, but then they should try to go for a other player. Maybe Niko or YEKINDAR
2022-05-28 00:40
#47
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Chile 1cristiaan
+1
2022-05-28 00:33
#3
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Luxembourg 2000
Xaxaxaxaxaxa MOUZ
2022-05-27 22:40
#4
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United States SWiFTzZzZz
MOUZ please get rid of dexter
2022-05-27 22:40
3 replies
they need to get rid of the entire roster
2022-05-27 22:52
2 replies
#57
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Europe Shiro47
frozen and torzsi are doing good tho
2022-05-28 02:12
the entire roster is fine, they just need a better IGL
2022-05-28 02:49
just promote all of mouz academy this is sad
2022-05-27 22:41
#6
oskar | 
Czech Republic Imicek
Lmaooooooo no shott
2022-05-27 22:41
#7
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Sweden aL1337
Not a shame to lose to Sprout!
2022-05-27 22:41
1 reply
ez 4 Țârlea
2022-05-28 02:49
#8
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Hungary szia
Super deserved by sprout. I'd say going undefeated in this qualifier trumps navis undefeated major win tbqh
2022-05-27 22:42
Kick all these bots promote all the academy
2022-05-27 22:43
ex for launx
2022-05-27 22:43
sprout beat 4 times 2-0 with odds 2.5+ on them KEKW
2022-05-27 22:43
#13
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Poland v1straliZZ
sprout 2:0 MOUZ sprout 0:2 MOUZ NXT MOUZ NXT > MOUZ
2022-05-27 22:52
2 replies
#42
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Sweden skorpan
Correction: Sprout 4:0 mouz Sprout 0:2 mouz NXT
2022-05-28 00:05
always has been
2022-05-28 00:08
mouz is doomed.
2022-05-27 22:53
Ez4lauNX
2022-05-27 22:53
Mouz nxt better than MOUZ PL GUROM
2022-05-27 22:57
#18
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United States cybonics
+NBK
2022-05-27 22:57
6 replies
#19
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United States cybonics
srsly tho props to sprout, they were playing out of their minds
2022-05-27 22:57
dont think nbk would throw his pride and rejoin them
2022-05-27 23:00
4 replies
yeah, honestly they did him dirty. If i was him i'd happily ride out the rest of my contract on the bench whilst working on myself to improve and get an offer from another team as soon as my contract expires. i've lost so much respsect for Mouz this last year or so. They've made some proper braindead decisions.
2022-05-27 23:57
3 replies
they wanted more firepower as they said, but it's not visible at all at least atm, also nbk had a lot more experience that could've help them, gg unlucko rip mouz
2022-05-27 23:59
2 replies
and I thought teams had learned that firepower does not equal winning... mouz just bad decisions left and right
2022-05-28 00:30
Wasn't even more firepower, their coach literally admitted he benched NBK just to be able to work with JDC.
2022-05-29 01:07
#20
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Russia nvtsu1
-dexter -Bymas
2022-05-27 23:00
1 reply
JDC?
2022-05-27 23:01
#22
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France iT0ms
Disband or bring back nbking
2022-05-27 23:00
#24
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Romania SkipLD
Lose to MOUZ NXT , win 2-0 vs MOUZ , TWICE
2022-05-27 23:02
someone save frozen please
2022-05-27 23:03
Mouz needs a new IGL bruh, dexter is so ass
2022-05-27 23:08
#27
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Europe Shiro47
Get rid of dexter and JDC please
2022-05-27 23:09
frozen similar carrer path to ropz
2022-05-27 23:09
#29
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Romania bLaZe_420
Yassss
2022-05-27 23:16
wp Sprout, let's go! Mouz seriously needs some changes
2022-05-27 23:23
#FREEFROZEN
2022-05-27 23:27
Well done, sprout!!
2022-05-27 23:33
1 reply
regali tu esti
2022-05-28 08:01
#34
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Cook Islands Skylink
NBK- died for this
2022-05-27 23:43
When bench dexter?
2022-05-27 23:43
ropz without mouz = major mouz without ropz = lose 0-4 to sprout
2022-05-27 23:46
#37
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Netherlands Dvid
Ggs to sprout. Loved watching many great games with mouz! We bounce back in dallas!!!
2022-05-27 23:48
Expected.
2022-05-27 23:52
#40
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Germany tide_side
#proudtobesprout
2022-05-27 23:58
mouz is getting worse
2022-05-28 00:28
#48
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Serbia DjapeZ
Still waiting for -dexter
2022-05-28 00:34
#51
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Netherlands daboiii
5Head roster move by Sprout
2022-05-28 00:41
#52
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United Kingdom emobe
Ouch
2022-05-28 00:45
#53
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Poland Tongus
Mouz swap roster with academy or just disband
2022-05-28 00:47
2 times 2 2-0 2 reasons 2 disban
2022-05-28 01:10
Mouz still had a chance. 16-0, 16-0 if berry played.
2022-05-28 02:39
#62
b1t | 
India Mr_UNX
Mouz nxt better
2022-05-28 05:07
-dexter when?
2022-05-28 05:33
Mouz is ropz, no ropz = no mouz
2022-05-28 05:37
1 reply
Even with ropz mouz hasn't been a contender since karrigan left
2022-05-28 09:45
-d0xt0r +siuhy/MSL/ALEX whoever
2022-05-28 06:01
1 reply
dexter is good dude
2022-05-28 08:10
np sprout is just the better german team
2022-05-28 06:06
#67
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Sadly frozen and bymas have long contracts and probably high buyouts so they will have to waste their talent loosing to T2 teams and not even making the major
2022-05-28 06:34
2 replies
the only thing they can do probably is to cycle them in the academy team with another players
2022-05-28 15:14
1 reply
#77
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
I guess unless some big team like G2 wants to save their talent
2022-05-28 15:17
#71
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Finland 5way
ever since they changed their logo they've been shit
2022-05-28 10:40
1 reply
#72
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Europe xrnavkha
Getting rid of identity so it doesn’t relate to their new team of shitters
2022-05-28 11:00
#73
Spinx | 
Portugal lies2
Mouz :/
2022-05-28 11:01
Go FURIA!!! ------------>
2022-05-28 13:19
good job Sprout
2022-05-28 13:21
it's so obvious that dexter is the problem, they have quite experienced players in the roster and the firepower is also decent, they need better leader
2022-05-28 15:51
rip mouz. i used to be a huge mouz fan but their old core is gone, the logo is gone, the name's changed. it doesn't feel like mouz anymore :(
2022-05-28 18:37
all teams Rip when they kick nbk.. sometiems it feels roster moves are made by hltv forum kids
2022-05-28 19:31
This event in spain but 4 team is brazil and might be 2 3 team is spain but they dont in that event
2022-05-29 14:24
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