Getting out of the hole: MOUZ
Get to know the teams at the Major.
A completely different lineup from the one which was on top of the world in the second half of 2019, MOUZ are not mousesports anymore. One of the youngest cores at the Major itself, the Flashpoint 3 winners will attempt and catch that lightning in the bottle once again to finally get past the quarterfinals on the biggest stage.
MOUZ still looked to add up to their qualifying points total in Stockholm at IEM Fall Europe, but ran into a wall in the group stage. A loss to BIG in the tiebreakers after barely outlasting FunPlus Phoenix ended that bid, as the international team will have to start its campaign at PGL Major Stockholm 2021 in the first Swiss system.
Team, capable of performing on a vast majority of the current maps, MOUZ still prefers its old tricks with the likes of Inferno and Mirage. Their best map, however, is Nuke, where they can snowball the leads on the offence and then lock down the sites with the likes of “ropz” and “frozen” wrecking havoc all over the nuclear plant.
Speaking of “ropz”, now that is his team and MOUZ are only going to go deep in the tournament, if their Estonian superstar is firing on all cylinders. An absolute unit of a player, “ropz” is capable of dragging his team over the line on his back, but with a lack of experience all over the board, it is going to be on him to start strong and make sure that the tone is set. Especially, against Sharks Esports in the opener, as the Brazilian team is considered as arguably the biggest underdog at the event, so a close game or even a map drop on the first day, might destroy all the morale for MOUZ.
At 23:1 long shot, MOUZ are widely considered as the outside looking in team, but the playoffs are definitely in reach. This is still a team, boasting a wide array of the very talented players, so if “acoR” can play like he is on that 2020 Danish MAD Lions lineup again, ex-mousesports can go even deeper than those “NiKo” and “karrigan” teams in the past.