Their first big title victory ever.
Mousesports swept Fnatic 3-0 to become ESL Pro League Season 10 champions. They take home $250,000 in prize money, one Intel Grand Slam point and a guaranteed place at IEM Katowice 2020.
This is the team’s first tier-one CS:GO tournament victory and it’s made all the more significant as Finn “karrigan” Andersen, Özgür “woxic” Eker, and David “frozen” Čerňanský all joined its roster recently. Despite being a freshly assembled team, they won Inferno 16-11, Train 16-10, and Mirage 16-11 – that’s a convincing win.
ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) December 8, 2019
Mousesports defeated the likes of Evil Geniuses and tournament favourites Astralis to reach the grand finals. To go on and beat Fnatic in such convincing fashion proves that they deserve to be considered one of the best teams in the world.
Everyone from Mousesports played extremely well, with standouts being ropz and woxic who seemed untouchable at times. Fnatic’s veterans were a little shakier by comparison and always seemed one step behind the challengers. The only exception was their young prodigy brollan who produced spectacular clutch plays time and time again.
Perhaps the most exciting storyline out of their victory is karrigan’s redemption arc. After a string of underwhelming performances he was benched by FaZe Clan earlier this year and largely left in limbo. To see him return to one of his earliest teams, raise his level, and take home this championship title, you can’t help but be happy for him.
This victory means the world to me, been a f***king hard year for me and to end it with this, I’m so freaking proud of everyone believing in the process thanks for insane support in arena
karrigan (@karriganCSGO) December 8, 2019
Mousesports’ next appearance will be at cs_summit five starting on 12th December. They’ll be joined by the likes of OG, FURIA, MIBR, G2 and Virtus Pro, so it’ll be well worth a watch.