The European team of mousesports has conquered the first place at cs_summit 5 while playing with a stand-in, Niels Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen for the whole duration of the tournament. For its performance, the EU squad earned $61,500 of prize money.
mousesports turned out to be the strongest team at cs_summit 5
photo courtesy of Beyond The Summit
The fifth tournament of the cs_summit series was held on December 12-15. It started with a group stage that ran by the Round Robin Bo2 system. Following its results, mousesports found themselves on the second place of the group standings. The European five got two 2-0 victories (over FURIA and OG), shared points with MIBR and Virtus.pro, and was defeated by G2 Esports. Thus, they scored 18 points and secured a spot in the Playoffs.
Apart from mousesports, three more teams - G2 Esports, OG, and Virtus.pro - reached the semifinal stage of the event. G2 headlined the group as they won over VP, mouz, and FURIA, and tied the score with MIBR and OG. The third spot was occupied by Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen’s team, OG, who made it to the Playoffs at their first LAN-tournament together.
It was the Poles of Virtus.pro who settled down after them, as they got ahead of FURIA Esports and Made in Brazil. Eventually, both Brazilian squads left the competition before the semifinals, finishing 5-6th and earning a $4,500 cheque each.
Results of the Group Stage
In their semifinal match, mousesports took down OG with a 2-1 score: 12-16 Mirage, 16-5 Inferno, and 16-12 Dust2. In another series, G2 Esports managed to overcome Virtus.pro — 2-1: 12-16 Vertigo, 16-7 Nuke, and 16-12 Train. As a result, mouz and G2 faced off against each other in the grand-final Best of 3.
mousesports won the first map, Mirage (19-17), but then they ran into trouble. The lineup’s captain, Finn "karrigan" Andersen had to leave the venue to go to the airport so that he wouldn’t miss his flight to Denmark. There, he has to acquire a Russian visa, which he needs to participate in EPICENTER 2019. At the end, the Danish IGL was replaced by the roster’s coach, Allan "Rejin" Petersen for the remaining two maps of the match.
On the second map, Vertigo, mouz suffered a crushing defeat 1-16, but they managed to fight back on Train. On the decider, they pulled off a comeback on the CT side, winning the game from 5-10 to 16-14. Robin "ropz" Kool had the best statistics in the final, averaging a 1.20 KDR: 67-53 K-D, 85.6 ADR.
The final results:
- 1. mousesports ($61,500)
- 2. G2 ($39,500)
- 3. OG ($21,500)
- 4. VP ($18,500)
- 5. FURIA ($4,500)
- 6. MIBR ($4,500)
According to the HLTV database, Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač is the most valuable player of cs_summit 5. The Serbian rifler scored a 1.39 rating in 16 maps. On the next place of the leaderboard is ropz who boasts a 1.24 KDR.
It’s the third tournament victory in a row for mousesports. Earlier, they conquered the titles of CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 and ESL Pro League S10 Finals. Before the end of this year, they will attend one more event, EPICENTER 2019, which is scheduled for December 17-22. There, the EU team will start off their showing in Group B, where they are set to compete with forZe, Virtus.pro, and Evil Geniuses.