Mousesports came back from near elimination against homecrowd favorite ENCE to eventually win the CSGO Asia Championships tournament, along with the $250,000 prize.
This is mousesports’ first major championship in over a year, and the first since completely overhauling their lineup back in March.
Mous is definitely in the house. The international mousesports lineup finished the long road through the playoffs in deciding fashion, with a dominant 2-0 grand finals win against ENCE.
This victory came from the jaws of defeat, as mousesports found themselves down one game to homecrowd favorites TYLOO in the semifinals, and trailing the second game 15-8 on Inferno.
Mousesports responded with seven impressive rounds in a row, with clutches coming from all members of the squad.
That momentum carried them into their third map, another close affair, which they narrowly won 16-14 to advance to the grand finals.
Both ENCE and Mouz were looking to etch their first win with the new rosters. ENCE especially were looking to finally end the discussion about the departed Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen; a subject which came up again this tournament during a tremendously awkward interview segment.
Despite the grand finals loss, ENCE still had an impressive tournament, as did TyLoo, who defeated G2 Esports and MIBR, and were just a round away from beating mousesports and going to the grand finals.
For Evil Geniuses, MIBR, and AVANGAR, they will have top hop on planes and fly all the way back to Arlington, Texas in the United States, as they all compete in the ECS Season 8 finals.
CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 – Final Placements