Karrigan was left red in the face on May 18, when he failed to secure a seemingly easy kill against Valiance due to the game’s jumping accuracy reset. The clip, which showed how the Danish in-game leader completely whiffed, immediately went viral in the wake of Mousesports’ 16-6 defeat at DreamHack Open Tours.
Yet, there was salvation for the former FaZe Clan star as he made up for his error later in the day - completely bamboozling Bulgarian upstarts Windingo by using all of his CS:GO knowledge to pull off a devastating 1v2 clutch.
Karrigan gains redemption
Left in a dire 1v2 situation, with his health on the ropes, Karrigan opted against the easy plant at the B bombsite and rotated up all the way through heaven and stairs, bringing him out to the A site.
Despite being faced with two players, the Mousesports IGL had wasted enough time in the round that he had forced one player to rotate to the other site - giving him an easy one on one. With Windigo not expecting him to strike from behind, the Dane was able to sneak up behind one foe and stab them in the back, securing the extra money from the knife kill and a valuable weapon.
He waited out the second player, who didn’t have a defuse kit and was unable to try a sneaky defuse, by letting them pass before taking aim for a headshot. Karrigan didn’t miss and secured the twelfth round for his squad.
Mousesports eventually pulled out the 2-0 series win, handing them a semi-finals berth against AVANGAR.
While Karrigan didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard against the Eastern European squad, he put his teammates in the right positions as they were, again, able to sweep the series with a comfortable 2-0 victory - putting them into the grand finals.
As expected, the newly-formed European squad - and Karrigan in particular - will get their shot at revenge against Valiance as they compete for the $50,000 grand prize. Some fans may expect that the Dane will be hoping to turn his whiff into a kill next time around but he’s probably a bit more focused on securing his first title back under the Mousesports banner.