mousesports moved into Sunday’s Flashpoint Season 3 grand final by sweeping G2 Esports in the upper bracket final on Thursday.
mousesports opened with a 16-10 win on Inferno before overcoming a 10-2 deficit to win 16-13 on Nuke.
G2 Esports dropped into Friday’s lower bracket final against Ninjas in Pyjamas, who rallied for a 2-1 victory on Thursday against Heroic.
Heroic finished in fourth place and earned $5,000 plus 1,300 European Regional Major Rankings points.
The $50,000 double-elimination event runs through Sunday. All matches are best-of-three. The champion will receive $17,000 and 1,600 European Regional Major Rankings, with the runner-up is getting $10,000 and 1,500 points.
The heroes for mousesports were Robin “ropz” Kool of Estonia and David “frozen” Cernansky of Russia, with ropz posting 46 kills and a plus-15 kills-deaths differential and frozen tallying 45 kills and a plus-14 differential. Nikola “Niko” Kovac of Bosnia led G2 with 45 kills and a plus-3 K-D ratio.
Heroic opened the lower bracket Round 5 match against Ninjas in Pyjamas with a 16-10 win on Nuke, but NiP won a 22-19 battle on Overpass and cruised 16-8 on Mirage to complete the comeback.
Denmark’s Nicolai “device” Reedtz paced NiP with 72 kills and Sweden’s Fredrik “REZ” Sterner had 69 along with a team-high plus-11 kills-deaths differential. Heroic got 63 kills and a plus-3 ratio from Casper “cadiaN” Moller of Denmark.
Also Thursday, Complexity Gaming claimed 10th place with a sweep against Sprout, winning 16-5 on Mirage and 16-6 on Dust II. Complexity earned 700 points and Sprout collected 600 points for finishing 11th.
Lower bracket final — G2 Esports vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
7th-place match — Team Vitality vs. Double Poney
Flashpoint Season 3 prize pool and European Regional Major Rankings points:
1. $17,000, 1,600 points
2. $10,000, 1,500 points
3. $7,000, 1,400 points
4. Heroic: $5,000, 1,300 points
5. $4,000, 1,200 points
6. $3,000, 1,100 points
7. $2,000, 1,000 points
8. $2,000, 900 points
9. FunPlus Phoenix: $0, 800 points
10. Complexity Gaming: $0, 700 points
11. Sprout: $0, 600 points
12. Anonymo Esports: $0, 500 points
13-16. OG, Fnatic, FaZe Clan, HYENAS: $0, 250 points
–Field Level Media
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