CSGO: Mousesports Win cs_summit 5

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CSGO: Mousesports Win cs_summit 5

Mousesports have secured their third consecutive LAN victory with a win over G2 Esports at cs_summit 5.

The two teams met in the Grand Final of the Los Angeles event after defeating OG and Virtus.pro in the semis. The international squad takes home the lion’s share of the $150,000 prize pool.

A Brawl On Mirage

The best-of-three Grand Final kicked off on Mirage, the map choice of mousesports. A three-piece from Nemanja “nexa” Isaković allowed the French-majority side of G2 to take the opening pistol round. Their momentum was immediately stalled as three kills from Chris “chrisJ” de Jong allowed mousesports to steal the second round. The international squad raced to a 5-1 lead before G2 could put another round on the board. G2 fought back into the game, the French-Serbian side closing out the half down 6-9.



Three kills from Kenny “kennyS” Schrub pushed G2 to take their offensive pistol. They found the conversion, putting five straight rounds on the board to take the lead. Four rounds then went the way of mousesports as the international squad stole the momentum. Efforts from nexa earned G2 one round before mouz posted map point. Down 13-15, KennyS powered his team through the next two rounds as the map went to overtime. Mousesports took the first two rounds of overtime as G2 answered back in the next two, tying the scoreline at seventeen. ChrisJ and Robin “ropz” Kool plowed through G2’s defense in the final two rounds, mousesports securing the 19-17 victory on map one.

Mousesports On The Back Foot

The Final then went to G2’s map pick of Vertigo, mousesports now fielding coach Allan “Rejin” Petersen as in-game leader Finn “karrigan” Andersen had to leave the tournament early to handle visa issues. With mousesports now fielding two stand-ins, G2 stood as a heavy favorite to take the series. Vertigo saw the French-Serbian side race to an 11-0 lead on their offensive side, with a stunning 1v4 from Francois “AmaNEk” Delaunay helping them get there. Mouz put their first round on the board, only to end the half down 1-14. G2 found the final two rounds they needed to end the map, securing a 16-1 victory to send the series to Train.



On To Map Three

Mousesports won their offensive pistol round on Train, though G2 stole the following round with a force-buy. The majority French side gained momentum, reaching a 7-1 lead before mouz could pick up another round. Rounds were traded back-and-forth before G2 took control on their defensive half. A double entry from ropz allowed mousesports the final round of the half, the international side standing down 5-10.

A pistol round win for mouz looked to set them up for a comeback, though G2 stole the subsequent force-buy round once again. G2 reached 12 rounds before a close defuse from ropz allowed mouz to find their seventh. Evening up the score at thirteen, mouz hit their stride on the defense. Mousesports took the lead, reaching an unlikely match point. G2 found one final round before mousesports took the series victory 16-14.

Mousesports go home as the champions of cs_summit 5, securing the $61,500 grand prize. They will next play at EPICENTER 2019 in Moscow, Russia, later this week.

Images via via Beyond The Summit

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Caroline Rutledge
Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.