OG Take Down Mousesports at ESL Pro League
Group D of ESL Pro League Season 11 has seen its first major upset. Group favorites mousesports have fallen to OG in a three-map series. After the first map set a competitive tone for the match, no one could have expected what would happen afterwards.
Map One – Mirage
The first stop was OG’s Mirage pick. However, it was mousesports who got off to a blazing start. After taking the pistol round with a CT side Mid push, the anti-eco went their way as well. Round three was the first gun round. Mousesports dominated OG’s Apartments push, forcing OG to save again. The next gun round saw OG be mowed down on a Palace push. Mousesports earned seven defensive rounds before OG finally woke up.
OG used their first standard execute onto the A site and barely held off the retake to score their first point. The mousesports money was low, resulting in a save round and a second for OG. The A site was once again under fire by OG, this time through Mid. The mousesports economy was broken every other round as OG continued to play for executes. The final round of the half went OG’s way thanks to a 1v2 from ISSAA. OG had gone from 0-7 to 8-7.
Mousesports won the second pistol and used it to take next two rounds as well. OG’s forward pressure on A ramp countered the mousesports Connector push, allowing the CT side to get their first tick. A fast B rush saw mousesports take a three-round lead. OG then employed multiple strategies based around fake utility to funnel mousesports right into their crosshairs. The lead swapped as OG took five rounds in a row.
Mousesports got their first rounds in a while by catching OG in rotation at multiple points. OG’s ensuing triple AWP strategy also failed, but the 2 AWP 3 USP round was a different story. Now with OG on match point, it all came down to round 30. OG got the opening frag, but mousesports Window control netted them all the frags they needed to earn overtime.
OG got their sixteenth by cleaning up an A contact push, but mousesports went right back to it twice more successfully. With mousesports now on CT side with a lead, the close out came quickly. Ropz and Frozen both broke 30 kills denying OG’s attempts on the A bombsite. Map one went to mousesports 19-16.