Only one match separates us from finishing the tenth season of ESL Pro League in CSGO. In the fight for the championship title, FNATIC will take on mousesports. The final match is scheduled for December 8 (start time — 16:00 CET).
woxic is one of the contenders for the MVP award
photo courtesy of StarLadder | Igor Bezborodov
In the first semifinal, FNATIC won over NAVI with a 2-1 score. The Swedish squad lost the opening map Inferno, 14-16, but managed to bounce back on Nuke (16-11) and Overpass (16-6). Despite the loss, Denis "electronic" Sharipov was the most valuable player of the series, as his post-match KDR was 1.23 (65-57 K-D, 90.6 ADR).
The second semifinal ended in favour of mousesports, as the European team beat Astralis with a 2-1 result. The first map Train was finished in the second OT, with mouz prevailing over the opponent 22-19. After that, the Danish five tied the score on Overpass (16-9), so it all came down to Dust2.
On the decider, the Danes had a comfortable lead twice: 10-4 and 14-8. However, it didn’t stop the team led by Finn "karrigan" Andersen. At the end of the game, mousesports won eight rounds in a row and took a 16-14 victory. The best individual statistics in the Bo3 were scored by Özgür "woxic" Eker, who averaged a 1.22 KDR (78-62 K-D, 78.9 ADR).
Thus, NAVI and Astralis placed 3-4th at ESL Pro League S10 Finals, earning $40,000 each. Earlier, Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses were eliminated from the tournament, as they were knocked out in the quarterfinals. They took the 5-6th place in the standings and secured a $20,000 cheque each.
FNATIC and mousesports, in their turn, are set to play against each other in the final clash, which will run in the Best of 5 format. The winner secures $250,000 of prize money. You can watch the stream of the upcoming match on our website. All relevant information on the tournament is available in the viewer’s guide.