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MOUZ breeze past Spirit to become BetBoom Dacha Belgrade champions

MOUZ breeze past Spirit to become BetBoom Dacha Belgrade champions

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
19 May

MOUZ breezed past Team Spirit to become BetBoom Dacha Belgrade champions.

While still savoring the taste of gold from Malta, MOUZ were still hungry for more. Further asserting their dominance in the scene.

With a spectacular show, Kamil "siuhy" Szkaradek's men headlined through the event. Collecting wins against BetBoom, Virtus Pro and Heroic.

MOUZ with the BetBoom Dacha trophy Image source: Sycrone on X

Vertigo, a nail-biting clash

Vertigo started with a slow-paced pistol round from MOUZ. Creeping from A ramp netted them an easy site take, with Spirit stuck in limbo from the contact play.

Danil "donk" Kryshkovets's pivot from the B bombsite to A on the map promised an exciting kick off to the Grand Final. On the first gun round, following a masterclass 3 kills hold, "donk" put Spirit on the scoreboard early.

Yet, MOUZ were quick to exploit their opponents' weaknesses as they ran with the first half. Moreover, their in-game leader was the difference maker, with top-notch calls. Notably seen in the last round of the half, when they ran the clock and called for a late rotation to the B site, while slipping through the smoke and catching rotations.

Despite falling in the first half at 8-4, "donk" was quick to bring his team back on the scoreboard. Three back-to-back kills on the pistol and first gun round were enough to close the gap. Because of this, Spirit found their momentum and managed to tie the score at 9-9.

But, MOUZ has stars of their own. Since Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin had donk's numbers on A ramp. Giving his team the advantage and removing Spirit's X factor.

When push came to shove, the young Swede stood fiercely. In fact, his multi round ramp hold often gave MOUZ the upper hand, further increasing their round win chances.

Dorian "xertioN" Berman was the MVP of the final rounds. On the back of a 1v1 clutch, he sprinted towards middle catching Spirit's IGL off guard. Therefore, inflicting substantial damage, leading to chopper's demise as he tumbled from the ladder.

This quick play threw the hope of reaching overtime, with the rest of the players falling like flies. Ultimately, giving MOUZ their map pick.

Notable stats from Vertigo:

  • Most kills: donk (23 kills)
  • Most damage: donk (118 ADR)
  • Most AWP kills: sh1ro (3 kills)
  • Most first kills: Brollan (6 kills)
  • Most assists: torzsi (10 assists)

One-sided affair

Spirit's map pick Ancient told a similar narrative to Vertigo. MOUZ started strong, dominating the first half. A pistol round win and conversion put the team within touching distance of securing the second map. But Spirit relied on "donk" to collect six rounds in a row.

MOUZ, who rarely chokes, put an end to the comeback and were a step closer to lifting the trophy.

Mirage marked chopper men's graveyard, after MOUZ abused them in the middle. Despite donk’s initial frags and giving Spirit the numbers advantage, Myroslav "zont1x" Plakhotja was dragging them down with no kills for the first eleven rounds.

A comfortable 13-4 humbled Spirit despite the heroic efforts from the young prodigy. This marks MOUZ's second trophy lift this week, after clinching the ESL Pro League Season 19 title.

If you're eager for more Counter-Strike, the excitement doesn't stop here. IEM Dallas is only a few days away, with both of the grand finalists taking part.

The event will start from the 27th May up until the second of June, so be sure to clear your calendar and join us for up-to-the-minute coverage as we report on the latest from the event.

Featured Image Credits:  Mouz on X (formerly Twitter)

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