CSGO: Mousesports Win ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals

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CSGO: Mousesports Win ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals

Mousesports have come out victorious at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals in Odense, Denmark. The European squad defeated Fnatic in the Grand Final, outclassing the Swedish side with a 3-0 scoreline in a best-of-five series. Fnatic had advanced to the Grand Final after taking down Natus Vincere, while Mousesports joined them after completing a stunning comeback against Danish powerhouse Astralis in the semi-finals. Mousesports take home the lion’s share of the $600,000 prize pool, a point towards the third season of the Intel Grand Slam, and a spot in IEM Katowice 2020.

Map One

The series kicked off on Inferno, the map choice of Fnatic. A pistol round win promised an early start for the Swedes, though Mousesports answered back in the following round. An ace from Özgür “woxic” Eker allowed mousesports to reach a 3-1 lead. Fnatic found one round before mousesports stole back the momentum, then taking a 5-2 lead. Finding strength on their offensive side, Fnatic took seven of the next eight rounds to end the half up 9-6.

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Mousesports took the second pistol once on their own offensive side. Fending off Fnatic’s force-buys, they evened up the score. Rounds were traded before the European mix gained hold of the momentum, closing in on map point with five consecutive rounds. A smoke defuse from in-game leader Maikil “Golden” Selim afforded Fnatic only one more round as Mousesports took a 16-11 victory on map one.

Map Two

The series next went to Train, Mousesports’ map choice. The early rounds favored Fnatic as the Swedes raced to a 3-0 lead. One round from Mousesports was immediately answered back, Fnatic then up 4-1. Mouz hit their T-side stride, putting up four straight rounds before a three-piece from Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin afforded Fnatic another retake. Fnatic secured four of the next five rounds, holding a 9-6 score at the half once again.

A pistol round win for Fnatic looked to bury any hopes of another comeback from Mousesports. Against the odds, the European mix stole the second round. Down 7-10, Mousesports put up a dominant defense to earn themselves the upper hand. Thanks to monumental efforts from in-game leader Finn “karrigan” Andersen, Mousesports found nine consecutive rounds to close out the map 16-10.

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Map Three

Mousesports now stood at the series point as the game moved to Fnatic-chosen Mirage. Another pistol round for Fnatic turned into a second-round conversion. Over-eager to secure a 3-0 lead, Fnatic fell to the minimal weapons of Mouz in round three. Mousesports’ defense continued their prowess, taking the lead 3-2. Rounds were traded before Mouz rode the momentum for six straight rounds, ending their defensive half up 10-5.

Fnatic once again won the pistol and converted the subsequent round. Three rounds followed for Mousesports as they neared closer to match point. An ace from Brollan kicked off a four-round run for Fnatic, the Swedish side poised for a comeback. Shutting down any hopes for Swedish fans, Mousesports found the three rounds they needed to close out map three 16-11.

Mousesports take the clean-sweep victory over Fnatic at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals. Along with the championship title, they take home $250,000, a point towards the Intel Grand Slam, and a spot in IEM Katowice 2020. Mousesports will next play at cs_summit 5 in Los Angeles, California, next week.

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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.