Credit: StarLadder Igor Bezborodov
mousesports never left Evil Geniuses any chances in their rendezvous at the IEM Cologne Play-in. The victory was established on Nuke with an outstanding performance from Robin "ropz" Kool, who went 38-17 in the 28 rounds it took mousesports to win 16-12.
On Inferno, it was David "frozen" Čerňanský who took control of the match. The Slovakian almost replicated the performance from ropz and helped his team win a clear 16-8 victory.
Team Spirit had to use all three maps to qualify. Against Sprout, they had won the first map but then went on to lose their own map pick. On Nuke, the two star players from Spirit, Nikolay "mir" Bityukov and Abdulkhalik "degster" Gasanov shined to help the team take the last rounds and seal the deal.
mousesport will have a tough opponent in the main tournament, where they will face Gambit, while Spirit will face Heroic.