mousesports in E LEAGUE LCQ
After a third place finish in E LEAGUE’s group E, mousesports claimed the chance to compete for one out of two remaining playoff berths in the first season’s Last Chance Qualifier from July 13 to July 16.
The first E LEAGUE season kicked off decent for mousesports, as they’ve been able to win a map against Natus Vincere and Flipsid3 each, before winning a total of two maps over Echo Fox to finish group E on second place.
The playoffs went rather disappointing for the mousesports lineup, as they’ve suffered an 0–2 defeat to Flipsid3. While the six group winners advanced to the playoff bracket, six second placed teams as well as the two best third placed teams, including mousesports, will battle for the two remaining playoff berths in a single elimination bracket from Thursday on.
In their opening match, mousesports will face off against the likes of G2 Esports. Both teams haven’t performed as they hoped to in the recent ESL One Cologne 2016 major event. While mousesports finished on 9th place after a loss to later Grand Finalist Team Liquid, G2 Esports have been knocked out 0–2 in the group stages to finish 13th, after their victory at the first ECS season in London.
Both teams have something to prove, not only to their fans but also to themselves. And while mousesports is able to compete with the full starting lineup, G2 Esports will have to replace Cédric “RpK” Guipoy, who has recently beeing diagnosed with a perforated eardrum.
The last time, these two teams met, mousesports pulled off a 16–1 landslide victory over G2, with Denis “denis” Howell netting a match rating of 2.34 in the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier. With tournament life on the line, fans expect a hard-fought battle between these two European teams.
One player to focus on will be Nikola “NiKo” Kovac. The Bosnian player has been the best player for mousesports in E LEAGUE so far, netting a K-D difference of +14 across eight maps.
Mousesports vs. G2 Esports in set to start on Thursday, July 14 at 20:00 CEST. All matches will be broadcasted live on E LEAGUES official Twitch channel.