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MOUZ bounce back with upset win against G2

The lack of Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen was evident for G2 who could see their star NiKo struggling.

After a swift 2-0 win yesterday at Day 1 of ESL Pro League, G2 came down to earth with a 2-0 loss against MOUZ.

In-game leader Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen is still sidelined with a positive Covid-19 test, which seemed to have a big effect on today’s match. Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač is calling the shots instead, and while it is hard from the outside to judge the tactics made by the Bosnian, the biggest problem for G2 was NiKo’s lack of impact on the server as an individual.

On Nuke last year’s number three in the world was the statistically worst player on the map leaving young Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov to carry the team. MOUZ made the best from the situation and won Nuke 16-12 after a good performance Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras.

On G2’s map pick, Mirage, the story didn’t get much better for NiKo. The Bosnian was once again way off his normal standards having little to no impact in the first 20 rounds of the map. G2 still managed to hang on, and while Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás was having a feast with his AWP for MOUZ, it was still all even at 15-15 taking the two teams to overtime.

Here MOUZ and Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt turned up the heat to distance themselves from G2 in the end winning a surprising 2-0 win. Both teams are now 1-1 in Group A of ESL Pro League.

G2 – MOUZ 0-2 | ESL Pro League Season 15 (Group A)

12-16 (Nuke) | Bymas – 1.34 Rating / 21-13 K-D / 74.0 ADR

17-19 (Mirage) | torzsi – 1.29 Rating / 30-23 K-D / 88.4 ADR

MVP: Ádám 'torzsi' Torzsás | 1.28 Rating / 52-37 K-D / 86.2 ADR

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