This article is part of a series aimed at introducing the teams that are going to play at the ELEAGUE Major Boston. To see profiles of other teams, click on the images at the bottom of the article.
The ELEAGUE Major Boston is going to be the first tournament to feature a new structure where the Offline Qualifier is played under the umbrella of the Major instead of it being a separate event. We’re looking at all teams set to take part in the event. The Minors’ Champions have been discussed already, it’s time to talk about the Krakow’s Fallen.
Mousesports has always been one of these teams that can be expected to do well, just not too well, except for small flashes of brilliance where they manage to upset some top teams to jump above their waist. It’s not like they have to jump especially high, their normal is better than all but seven teams in the world according to HLTV rankings.
When their biggest star ever, Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, was bought out by FaZe Clan close to a year ago, however, that seemed to be unlikely to remain the case. And yet, mousesports found a way. Can they repeat at the ELEAGUE Major 2018?
Currently, mousesports is pulling away from its German roots, featuring an international roster with players from five countries.
Chris “chrisj” de Jong, a mousesports veteran who’s been playing for the team since Oct. 21, 2013. He’s joined by Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný, Robin “ropz” Kool, Miikka “suNny” Kemppi and Martin “STYKO” Styk.
While the team hasn’t been winning huge tournaments, it’s obviously good enough to find their way to the middle of the pack against other world class teams.
The current mousesports roster has played 122 maps together, achieving a 71-51 record on 11,119 kills to 10,488 deaths, which translates to a K/D Ratio of 1.06.
Mousesports’ map pool is actually pretty balanced with five maps approaching or over 20 times played. Mirage is their most played. They have a 13-12 record on this map. Cobblestone is next up with 16-7, followed by 12-9 Train. The last of the five, Nuke, seems to be mouz’s most successful map, actually, with a 15-5 record and 75% win rate.
Looking at their record, it seems like the team’s weakest maps are Inferno and Cache, being the only maps where the team has a losing record.
Following PGL Major Krakow, two new player joined mousesports. Since then, mousesports played in DreamHack Masters Malmo 2017, placing 13-16th and ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, where they repeated the same result. In smaller tournaments, mousesports is much more successful, having won ESG Tour Mykonos 2017, ROG MASTERS 2017 EMEA Finals and placing 2nd at the ECS Season 4 Finals and DreamHack Open Winter 2017.