Mousesports took down G2 Esports 2 – 1 in the grand final of the cs_summit 5 in Los Angeles last weekend, securing the top prize of $61,500 USD and winning their third major CS:GO trophy in a row at the same time.
Their CS:GO season couldn’t have finished any better, the international squad adding one more trophy to their shelf this week, after defeating G2 Esports in the cs_summit five grand finals. Finn “karrigan” Andersen and crew have been unbeatable lately.
Although the cs_summit 5 isn’t the biggest championship in the world, mousesports’ win meant all the more because the team’s coach Allan “Rejin” Petersen was needed to stand-in for karrigan in the last two maps of the finals. Karrigan was forced to leave the tournament to solve visa issues for EPICENTER, kicking off in Russia, on Tuesday, December 17th.
Mousesports were already playing with substitute Niels Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen instead of their regular star Özgur “woxic” Eker, who skipped the tournament due to issues acquiring a US Visa.
Mousesports won on Mirage by 19 – 17 with Karrigan still in the squad, lost on Vertigo 16 – 1, and came back to win it all on Train by 16 – 14. Rejin last played a professional match in November of 2018, while coaching Tricked, standing in for a match at the United Masters League. Karrigan had a couple of good rounds on Train and finished the series with a total of 14 kills.
This win was also huge for NaToSaphiX, who’s been a free agent since Heroic dropped him in August 2018. The Danish AWPer gave himself a very good shot at finding a new home for the 2020 CS:GO season, thanks to a solid display at the cs_summit 5.
As for G2, the loss was an embarrassing surprise and a massive upset in CS:GO. This loss will most likely inspire major roster changes for the organisation in 2020. Mousesports will attempt to win their fourth championship at EPICENTER this week. They are set to face off against AVANGAR on Wednesday, December 18th at 7am CET.
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