Mousesports capped off a stellar CS:GO Asia Championships run by taking out Evil Geniuses in the quarterfinals and TYLOO in the semifinals after bouncing back from a 15-8 deficit.
With the grand final series starting off on Train, chosen by ENCE, mousesports took an early 3-1 lead before ENCE added three of their own. The score remained close until mousesports claimed a 9-6 lead at the end of the half. ENCE would eventually even the score before mousesports took the following four rounds, securing a victory on map one.
Moving on to the second map, the game was balanced until David “frozen” Čerňanský and Özgür “woxic” Eker racked up 23 kills respectively, leading mousesports to a 16-10 victory. As the series moved over to Inferno, mousesports fought back from a deficit and pieced together eight solid rounds, taking a one-round lead heading into the second half.
From there, Mousesports found their groove and meticulously put together eight straight rounds of dominance to secure the map two victory, 16-11.
The loss by ENCE is sure to leave a sour taste in their mouth after looking to grab their first victory with their refurbished roster and especially after the departure of Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen. Despite the loss, however, ENCE has nothing to be ashamed about as they, too, had an impressive outing in the tournament.
TYLOO is also worth mentioning, as they defeated G2 Esports and MIBR before their match with mousesports, a fight that saw them a mere round away from victory and a spot in the grand finals.
The Asia Championships is mousesports’ first major championship in over a year, and the first since the team decided to take a new approach with their roster. Mousesports will play next at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals in Odense, Denmark, in December.
Here are the final standings for CS:GO Asia Championships:
- mousesports – $250,000
- ENCE – $100,000
- TYLOO – $50,000
- MIBR – $50,000
- Evil Geniuses – $16,500
- AVANGAR – $16,500
- VICI Gaming – $8,500
- G2 Esports – $8,500