Anyone who has played CS:GO will know the heartbreaking feeling of missing an easy shot, before getting turned on and eliminated from the round.
You think you’ve got an easy kill lined up and you’re going to do some economic damage to the other team in a bid to mount a comeback, but you shoot wide and completely fluff your lines. It’s a familiar feeling, and it can happens to professional players too.
Karrigan suffered such a fate during Mosuesports’ Dreamhack Open Tours game with Valiance. Looking to make a comeback on Dust 2, the newly-formed European mix squad were faced with the prospect of a half-buy Desert Eagle round as they looked to rectify their economy.
However, things didn’t work out as planned, as Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač, mowed three players down in the A Long Doors position. That left Karrigan, who had found his way up close to the A bombsite, all alone against three Valiance players. He looked to have an easy kill on Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo as he manoeuvered above the Finnish youngster.
Yet, when he landed up for a clean headshot attempt, the long-time Danish star whiffed and frantically tried to run away before 'ottoNd' pulled off a brutal turn-on kill to give his team the round and extend their lead.
While some viewers may have found an excuse and blamed something like a broken hitbox, Karrigan’s miss came down to the accuracy reset after jumping - which the Desert Eagle has the longest time of any other in-game gun.
The former FaZe clan in-game leader, however, didn’t opt for excuses and instead stated, after the game, that the moment summed up his individual performance which wasn’t “good enough.”
The bad luck seemed to sum up Mousesports’ match against Valiance, as they fell to a crushing defeat by a 16-6 scoreline - in a match-up that they probably would have expected to win.
Yet, at least the play didn’t result in their exit from the tournament. Mousesports will take on Windigo in their bid to stay alive in the French open event. A potential rematch with Valiance could be on the cards if both teams progress through their respective sides of the playoff bracket.