MOUZ NXT in danger as WePlay Academy League groups pass halfway point

The playoff chances of four-time champions MOUZ NXT are in doubt after they lost five of their first nine matches.

WePlay Academy League Season 5 started on July 25, with 13 teams battling it out for the title and the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool. The field consists of young academy rosters, filled with players looking to make their mark on the world stage.

The fifth iteration of the tournament has recently passed the halfway point of the group stage, with some surprising outcomes happening so far, the most notable of which are the struggles of the MOUZ NXT team.

The four-time champions were massive favorites coming into the event, but now find themselves in joint-fourth place of Group A alongside fnatic Rising after losing their last three matches. Considering only four teams make it out of the group, the Kamil "⁠siuhy⁠" Szkaradek-led side are under heavy pressure going into their last three matches, in which they'll face Spirit Academy, fnatic Rising, and NAVI Junior.

MOUZ NXT's title defence has gotten off to a bad start

Group A of the tournament is a relatively closely contested one, as six out of the eight teams are still in with a realistic chance of qualifying for the next stage. Astralis Talent are sitting at the top of the pile with six wins from ten matches and look almost certain to make it out of the group stage alive. Frederik "⁠Fessor⁠" Sørensen is having a great tournament for the Danish roster, as the rifler is currently averaging a 1.28 rating in the tournament so far. Another team in a very strong position is NAVI Junior, who have lost just two times in their seven matches up to this point and will hope to continue their form.

The other teams in with a chance to qualify for group A are Spirit Academy, who currently sit in third place, the previously mentioned MOUZ NXT team who are just one win behind the CIS squad, and fnatic Rising, who have so far played only four games due to starting the season at a later date than their competition.

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Group B is a much closer one to call, a fact that is also helped by the disbanding of the Young Gods roster, meaning only six teams are taking part.

BIG Academy are currently positioned at the top of the group, with an unbeaten 7-0 record so far. The player stats also tell the story of their domination, as three of their players are among the four highest rated in the tournament.

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The next three teams in the group are Young Ninjas, OG Academy and FURIA Academy, who have all collected enough points to put them in a favored position to advance, or simply have more matches left to play than their opponents and therefore find themselves in a stronger position.

The last two teams, both with an outside chance to qualify are ENCE Academy and Apeks Rebels, who are both sitting on a record of four wins and six losses, and will have to hope for an upturn in form to hope to snatch one of the playoff spots.

The schedule and any other information about the tournament can be found on the event page.

Denmark Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
277
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Poland Kamil 'siuhy' Szkaradek
Kamil 'siuhy' Szkaradek
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
523
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
ence and god juissi will own everyone so who car?
2022-08-03 17:22
5 replies
+1 juissi unstoppable
2022-08-03 17:24
#11
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Finland 5way
+1 juissi my goat
2022-08-03 17:33
2 replies
#33
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India mirapakay
delivered solid -44 points to my fantasy
2022-08-03 19:25
1 reply
-17 😎
2022-08-03 22:43
true 💟
2022-08-03 19:26
#2
JACKZ | 
Mongolia sukhee
rip
2022-08-03 17:22
wtf mouz i was #70 on the fantasy leaderboard
2022-08-03 17:24
1 reply
+1 and i was #98 sometime and now #458 (s1rva from ence fck me up)
2022-08-03 21:52
#5
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Romania Lacerta
Cuz they play shit
2022-08-03 17:24
so as mouz nxt fantasy pickers xD
2022-08-03 17:25
#8
Snax | 
Belarus Azy_421
BIG AC even without k1to manages to lead in their group lol
2022-08-03 17:26
kinda sad for young gods 0 wins with most matches
2022-08-03 17:29
5 replies
they forfeited the league, didnt play a single match.
2022-08-03 17:33
3 replies
oh ok thought they were that bad
2022-08-03 17:33
2 replies
bruh
2022-08-03 17:46
Oh, they were that bad. Its not like they were going to win any even if they didnt forfeit
2022-08-03 22:23
they forefeited the whole event
2022-08-03 17:33
#14
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Kuwait seca34958
now mouz is good but nxt is bad?
2022-08-03 17:35
2 replies
#23
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Israel michnass
XD
2022-08-03 17:49
torszi diff
2022-08-03 17:49
hltv article jinx strikes again!
2022-08-03 17:35
1 reply
+1 lol
2022-08-03 17:47
#16
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Germany EZ_for_BIG
And yet again, BIG org rules cs
2022-08-03 17:36
3 replies
#20
GIGA | 
Chad dooddi
never happened, never will
2022-08-03 17:45
#25
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Israel michnass
big never won a lan
2022-08-03 17:49
1 reply
#32
ANa | 
Romania Lil_fps
Dh open leipzig 2020
2022-08-03 18:51
#17
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Germany who|cars
classic boost ing odds
2022-08-03 17:39
Lets go young ninjas!
2022-08-03 17:39
Bottom of Group A: Eternal Prospects kek
2022-08-03 17:40
#26
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Ukraine d3adLY
mouz nxt is best academy team, right? why they are so bad rn(its tier 3-4 lvl)
2022-08-03 18:25
1 reply
THROWING
2022-08-03 18:31
Thanks to article now mouz nxt wins event
2022-08-03 18:37
#29
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China RADNIKEY
BIG BIG BIG
2022-08-03 18:38
MOUZ ERA OVER! ONLY 4 MAJORS!
2022-08-03 18:41
#31
m0NESY | 
Hungary powi
They are either throwing games, or changes coming and they don't care anymore, I guess
2022-08-03 18:42
#35
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Hungary szia
Ive been saying it, season 5 is BIGs season
2022-08-03 20:54
Nip streak over
2022-08-03 21:22
rip the greatest era in the history of cs😞😞😞
2022-08-03 21:27
4 Academy Majors, not bad
2022-08-03 21:28
Mouz can afford cheats only for one team. So if the main team has a "good" result the academy team goes down
2022-08-04 08:26
Going for Banjo and Peppezor because I didn't know shit is starting to feel like a good idea, already top 2%
2022-08-05 00:46
They will still comeback
2022-08-05 12:58
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