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MOUZ win ESL Pro League Season 19

MOUZ win ESL Pro League Season 19

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
12 May

With a heavy breath, the final teams entered the circle of death with their eyes on the prize. And in the blink of an eye, MOUZ breezed past Vitality to lift their second in a row ESL Pro League trophy.

As we predicted, our top contenders made the Grand Final. But to everyone’s surprise, it was a one sided series for the German organization.

Although Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut had a masterclass performance throughout the event, he vanished into thin air with a shy showing when it mattered the most.

MOUZ hit the gas on Inferno

With smiles across the team, MOUZ kicked off the series on Vitality’s map pick; Inferno. Kamil "siuhy" Szkaradek and his team hit the ground running early with a strong aggression on CT side, catching Dan "apEX" Madesclaire off guard. As a result, they successfully ended the first half 9-3.

Coming into the second half, and on the back of winning the pistol round, MOUZ were two rounds away from securing their opponents map pick. Before Vitality bounced back with five rounds of their own in a collective team effort.

However, siuhy’s brilliant calls played with Vitality like a fiddle. Consequently, ending the map at 13-9.

Mirage… Inferno part 2

Considering the series a BO5, it was early to decide a winner. But, Mirage carried the same scenario as the previous map.

Vitality struggled to get the initial entry kills, giving the upper hand to Dorian “xertioN” Berman and his IGL.

Moreover, the bee’s star players shined with a few clutch rounds. Barely enough to give them a ray of a hope in attempting a comeback on T side.

Despite winning the pistol round, MOUZ couldn’t convert the force buy in the second half. Meanwhile, Vitality won back to back 1v1s. But, it was all sizzle and no steak since “xertioN” alongside Jimi "Jimpphat" Salo were holding down the bombsites with a mighty grip.

The second map of the grand final concluded at 13-8. And MOUZ were only a map away from defending their title.

ZywOo went missing

Before the series started, a masterclass performance was expected. But, reality was far from that. Despite boasting incredible numbers at this event and winning the MVP title, he left thousands of fans unsatisfied with a shy showing.

Coming into this grand final, “ZywOo” was on the brink of breaking Danil "donk" Kryshkovets’ best rating in a tournament record from IEM Katowice. Unfortunately for the French superstar, the stars didn’t align and he ended the match with 41 kills to 45 deaths.

Although Nuke was sprinkled with hope, the current best player failed at putting on a fresh face. With a 41.7% KAST on the T side, his impact was minimal. To later put the nail on the coffin for Vitality.

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MOUZ nukes on Nuke

MOUZ asserted their dominance and announced their early victory with a formidable T side. The fragging IGL took it upon himself to lead by example without any mistakes on the defense.

Ádám "torzsi" Torzsás had a field day with his big green gun, denying access to the ramp with multi kill rounds. Despite his human performance, “ZywOo” managed to clutch a round in the first half, giving his team one of their two rounds on T side.

Although the bees won the second half pistol round and the conversion, it wasn’t enough. MOUZ with only three rounds from the title couldn’t waste any time. And considering their opponents weakness, they quickly mopped the floor with them, ending the map at 13-5.

“Siuhy” and his team proved their worth yet again among the best as a title contending team. A win which not only solidified their current position, but netted them a ticket to IEM Cologne.

With this triumph, they made an extra step in the Intel Grand Slam race and caught up to FaZe Clan in the process.

MOUZ to never be underestimated again, waiting to see them back on the server in Dallas later this month!

Featured Image Credits: MOUZ

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