Mousesports win cs_summit 5 - Day 3 Recap
Mouz v OG
Robin ‘ropz’ Kool put in a superstar performance to drag mousesports kicking and screaming into the cs_summit 5 Grand Final, as he dropped 73 frags in 77 rounds over three maps.
He started as he meant to go on on Mirage, dropping the final two OG players on a lurk to convert a 2v2. mouz raced into a 9-3 lead on their T side thanks to the Estonian.
Mateusz ‘mantuu’ Wilczewski had one kill after 12 rounds, but he came in with a nutty four kill round to get OG a fourth round, but they went into the T half 10-5 down. Luckily for them, they got the pistol round in the second half.
David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský was having none of it, though, as he mowed down three with the Desert Eagle, but Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn Vangså and mantuu struck back with the Deagles straight after.
OG were in control. valde went to B and won the round for OG on the anti-force buy round after the A hit went wrong, then opened up middle with a jumping SG headshot for a 14-11 lead. Issa ‘ISSAA’ Murad and Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen both won clutches to get OG over the line, as they made the comeback real.
The second map started in a similar way: with mouz flying. OG ran out of time on the pistol and this set the pace, as even though Chris ‘chrisj’ de Jong crashed mid-round, Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen bagged himself three with the USP and then cleaned house on the first gun round too.
Niels-Christian ‘NaToSaphiX’ Sillessen bagged himself a collateral for the highlight reel, and chrisj got a Krieg four-man beatdown too, as mouz cleanly swept OG 16-5 on Inferno.
valde and Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt were both doing a James Bond impression, seven rounds into Dust 2. 0-0-7, as mouz, and chrisj, shut them down on A over and over again to go 6-1 up.
NBK- got his first 2 kills with a double entry to make a 3v5 possible, finishing the round too, to get OG a second round. He did the same thing on B for 4-7, and OG went from 1-7 to 7-8 at half time.
It was ropz who bailed mouz out again, with a double Glock headshot to steal the pistol, and though OG battled back to 11-11 afterwards, mouz pulled away. After going one-for-one on A, Aleksib called a save in the 4v4 to give up match point, and mouz happily took it. chrisj and NaToSaphiX obliged, winning a 2v3 in the final round to take mouz into the final.
G2 v Virtus.pro
Some vintage Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski helped Virtus.pro upset the apple cart against G2 on Vertigo. He started slowly, but Arek ‘Vegi’ Nowojski and Michał ‘Snatchie’ Rudzki put in huge rounds early on to get VP a 5-1 lead.
As G2 came back into it, VP stole a round with a gamble stack, and then Snax took over. He got back-to-back 4k rounds on A with the M4A4 to win the half for the Poles.
VP’s T side started with aplomb, with strong B hits taking the pistol and subsequent rounds, before a stunning fake got them a free site on A for 13-6. Snax got them match-point with a brutal double, spinning and taking down 2 retaking players for 15-6.
Despite Nemanja ‘huNter-’ Kovač’s best efforts - 28 kills - G2 couldn’t quite claw back the lead, as it proved insurmountable. Eventually, at least - G2 pulled it back to 15-12 before they lost a round.
G2 bounced back with a brutal takedown on Nuke, 16-4. They went 7-0 with almost no resistance on the CT side, with Snax - the hero from last map - going 0-0-7. VP eventually fought back a bit, with Snatchie hitting a dirty wall-bang headshot on the B site to get them their second, and Vegi occasionally popping off, but when François ‘AmaNEk’ Delaunay dropped four Poles in secret, VP collapsed to an 11-4 half-time deficit.
huNter- won a MAC-10 1v1 on the B site to convert the anti-force for 13-4, and though VP won a few rounds when facing the music, they fell shortly after.
Though G2 started slowly on Train, it always felt like they would win as soon as they woke up. VP moved into a 6-0 lead on the CT side, but then the two Nemanja’s - nexa and huNter- - started popping heads.
Audric ‘JaCKz’ Jug and nexa opened up B for 6-5 as G2 mounted a comeback pretty quickly. Michał ‘MICHU’ Müller traded himself for three to turn a 3v5 to a 2v2, which VP won, but they limped to a 8-7 lead, despite MICHU’s 17-5 scoreline.
VP had an ingenious pistol round, pushing their own connector smoke on B to plant on A, but were broke back with a double Scout force. G2 broke the back of the Poles, though, with consecutive B holds at 10-11, forcing the game to peter out as VP ran out of steam, only winning one more T round. G2 took map three 16-12.
Mouz v G2
mousesports started the final on fire, and they had to - karrigan had to leave to sort out his VISA after the first map, unless it finished quickly. ropz had 12 kills after seven rounds, as mouz moved into an early 6-1 lead.
AmaNEk won an AWP 1v1 to get a third round on the board for G2 after they started to get back in, and it was only an eco win from mouz which kept them in the lead. ropz ended the half with 21 kills, carrying his floundering team to a 9-6 half.
Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub won a 1v2 clutch on the pistol round, allowing AmaNEk the chance to go ham with the MAC-10 and move G2 into a 10-9 lead. huNter- won a 1v2 on 3HP before mouz won a round with three AWPs.
There were messy rounds all the way to OT, where chrisj finally showed some of his clutch ability. He got four kills in two rounds to kick off OT, then a four kill round to close it out.
Unfortunately, coach Allan ‘Rejin’ Petersen had to stand in in karrigan’s absence, and mousesports were much worse off for it. They went into the half on Vertigo 14-1 down, in an anti-climactic finish. Rejin got his first kill in round 10, as he killed the bomb planter leaving AmaNEk in a 1v4. He then proceeded to headshot all four players and win the round, as if to add insult to injury.
Having two stand-ins really killed the hype for the final, but then something miraculous happened. mousesports, with Rejin, started playing, and challenging the French/Serbian team. mousesports mounted a comeback - a COMEBACK - with a coach standing in. They somehow came back to take Train 16-14 from 10-5 down. It must be a Christmas miracle, or something.
Rejin got a double kill with the AWP late on, but much of the credit has to go to ropz, who had a stunning tournament. He carried mouz on his back, and mouz are your cs_summit champions.
Main image via CS_Summit | Todd Gutirrez