Third place at ELEAGUE Premier
After the unexpected knockout in groupstages at ESL One Cologne, the team quickly bounced back with a successful Bronze Medal campaign at ELEAGUE Premier 2018 in Atlanta.
Bouncing back after their off-tournament
In the opening match versus FaZe clan, who celebrated the comeback or Olof „Olofmeister“ Kajbjer, the team managed to get their revenge for the ESL One Belo Horizonte Grand Final, as they defeat FaZe with 2-1. The next opponent on the way to get a spot in the playoffs was Na’Vi. After a good showing by mouz on Inferno, Na’Vi fought back on Train and Mirage to take the series, and sending mousesports to the lower bracket. The last hurdle for a spot in the quarterfinals was Fnatic, who previously knocked FaZe out of the tournament. Fnatic managed to win a close first map on Inferno, but winning both Train (16-14) and Mirage (16-9) saw mousesports advancing to the ELEAGUE Premier 2018 playoffs.
mousesports at ELEAGUE Premier 2018 (Photo: HLTV.org)
After the disappointing outcome at ESL One Cologne, mousesports quickly recovered back to normal form and appeared in the playoffs once again. The opponent in the quarterfinals, were no other than the long time number one ranked team in the world - Astralis. Mouz could not gain the upper hand, as they went down to the Danes on Nuke and Mirage, who later won the whole tournament without dropping a single map. Mousesports finished ELEAGUE Premier 2018 in Atlanta on third place, taking home $80,000 USD prize money. Right after the tournament, player break began, with the mouz players enjoying their long deserved vacations.
Snax is improving
After the second tournament with Janusz „Snax“ Pogorzelski in the lineup, improvement was noticeable. Snax had great performances in the last few years with Virtus.pro, before the roster eventually dropped down in their overall performance. He’s highly motivated to win tournaments again with his new squad, and he’s putting in some extra time to go back to old greats and deliver results like in his prime.
Snax is putting in the effort to get back to his prime (Photo: HLTV.org)
Player break in August
The month of August is a designated month without any big tournaments, so professional players find time for vacation and some resting time away from the competitive circus, before the second half of the year. After the player break, the players will gather in Germany for a bootcamp, before heading to DreamHack Masters Stockholm from August 29th to September 3rd and the much awaited London Major from September 12th to 23rd.
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