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December 8th, 2019

mousesports crowned ESL Pro League Season 10 champions

The European team of mousesports has become the winner of ESL Pro League Season 10. For their victorious performance, they earned $250,000 of prize money and secured a spot at IEM Katowice 2020.

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mousesports have conquered the EPL Season 10 championship title
photo courtesy of ESL

Group B is where it all started for mouz. In their first match, the EU squad took down ATK (16-9 on Nuke), but after that they were defeated by Team Liquid. The Europeans had to bounce back in the lower bracket, where they managed to win over Renegades and, for the second time, ATK. As a result, Finn "karrigan" Andersen’s line-up advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

In the Playoffs, mousesports got off to a good start by beating Evil Geniuses with a 2-1 score. On the last map Nuke, they crushed EG without losing a single round — 16-0. Later, the EU five faced off against Astralis. They managed to overcome the Danes right in front of their home crowd, closing out the series 2-1. On the decider, which was Dust 2, mouz pulled off a comeback on the T side: from 8-14 to 16-14.

Eventually, the roster led by karrigan fought against FNATIC for the championship title of EPL. This time, they didn’t drop a single map — 3-0: 16-11 Inferno, 16-10 Train, 16-11 Mirage. The best statistics in the final series were shown by Robin "ropz" Kool, whose post-match KDR was 1.39 (74-45 K-D, 92.1 ADR).

Final results:

  • 1. mousesports ($250,000 + spot at IEM Katowice 2020)
  • 2. FNATIC ($80,000)
  • 3-4. Astralis, NAVI ($40,000 each)
  • 5-6. Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid ($20,000 each)
  • 7-8. 100 Thieves, ATK ($17,000 each)
  • 9-12. MIBR, G2 Esports, Renegades, FaZe Clan ($15,000 each)
  • 13-16. Sharks Esports, TYLOO, Heroic, North ($14,000 each)

The award of the most valuable player at ESL Pro League S10 Finals was given to ropz. The post-tournament rating of the Estonian rifler is 1.24. It’s the first MVP medal in his entire career of a CSGO professional.

For mousesports, it’s the second LAN title in a row. Earlier, they conquered the trophy of CSGO Asia Championships 2019. There, it was the Turkish sniper Özgür "woxic" Eker who earned the tournament’s MVP reward.