The last set of Bo3-series on day two of the Roobet Cup 2022 event saw MOUZ and Imperial lock horns in a battle for three points in Group C. A victory today would mean a great start to the event for both rosters and a current spot at the top of the table with ENCE. On paper Imperial were the slight favorites going into the Bo3-series ranked as #15 in the world, whereas MOUZ ranked as #17 in the world. However, with talent such as "frozen" and "Bymas" on your roster, anything can happen. It was also MOUZ who proved the better team on the day. In just two maps they managed to defeat the iconic Brazilians of Imperial and secure three points to mark a great start to their run at the Roobet Cup 2022 event.
The first map of the Bo3-series was picked by MOUZ and saw the brawl between the two rosters kick off on Nuke. In addition to being a strong map for MOUZ it is one of Imperial's worst maps as of recent time, having only won 30% of their battles on Nuke in the past three months (10 maps). The Brazilians started on the, arguably, stronger side as the CT's. It was also Imperial to git the ground running and thanks to a great defense and phenomenal performance from "fer" they managed to give themselves an advantage going into the second half of Nuke at the scoreline of 9-6. As mentioned, the CT-side of Nuke is considered to be the easier one out of the two, and MOUZ definitely made it look easy. Only allowing their opponents two rounds on their offensive half, MOUZ secured the first map of the series at the scoreline of 16-11.
The second map of the brawl was set to be Inferno and was, of course, picked by Imperial. Being Imperial's best map as of late it might come as a surprise as to why MOUZ allowed the experienced Brazilians to choose Inferno as their map pick. Once the map kicked off, however, it quickly became clear as to why MOUZ had left Inferno open for Imperial to pick. Starting on the CT-side, "dexter" and his troops smothered the Brazilian offense and left them little room to execute anything with success. With "dexter" himself leading by example and topping the leaderboard, MOUZ went to halftime at the dominating scoreline of 11-4. The second half continued as the first had ended, with MOUZ steamrolling Imperial. Only allowing their opponents to three rounds in the second half, MOUZ claimed victory at the scoreline of 16-7 and secured three well-deserved points in their first game of the Roobet Cup 2022.
MOUZ - Imperial 2-0 | Roobet Cup 2022 (Group C)
16-11 (Nuke) | fer - 1.35 Rating / 25-17 K-D / 99.7 ADR
16-7 (Inferno) | frozen - 1.46 Rating / 22-12 K-D / 85.3 ADR
: David "frozen" Čerňanský - 1.33 Rating / 43-29 K-D / 81.6 ADR
Roobet Cup 2022 (Group C) - 9z vs FURIA (2-0)
Whilst MOUZ and Imperial had their battle, another brawl took place within the Roobet Cup 2022 event. Two South American rosters clashed as FURIA took on 9z. FURIA were the big favorites on paper before the two rosters locked horns, however, once the Bo3-series got underway 9z completely stunned the Brazilian giants. A close brawl on Overpass fell the way of 9z and with a great performance Inferno to follow it up, the underdogs in 9z managed to shock everybody and take down FURIA in just two maps.