MOUZ, a young team in professional Counter-Strike, won the ESL Pro League Season 18 grand finals with a perfect 3-0 score against NAVI. They won on Inferno 16-10, Overpass 16-9, and in a close overtime match on Mirage with a score of 19-15.
Their in-game leader, Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek, did a fantastic job, especially considering he led GamerLegion to the grand finals of the BLAST Paris Major just a few months ago. In a short time, siuhy has brought his aggressive playstyle to MOUZ, a team filled with talented players.
One standout player in the finals was 17-year-old Jimi “Jimpphat” Salo. He had a high rating and made crucial plays in important rounds, earning him the DHL MVP for the season, despite being outperformed by his teammate Ádám “torzsi” Torzsás in the finals against NAVI.
MOUZ’s victory at this event is a big deal and should boost their rankings in the eyes of experts. They didn’t just win the finals; they also had to face tough teams like FURIA, FaZe Clan, G2, and ENCE on their way to victory. These are all highly rated teams in the world of Counter-Strike.
For NAVI, even though they lost, they had a strong performance throughout the Pro League, not dropping a map until their match against MOUZ. However, MOUZ had a more challenging path to the finals.
The next big Counter-Strike tournament is the BLAST Fall Showdown, and later in the month, at IEM Sydney, the professional scene will transition to the new release, CS2.
MOUZ’s victory at the ESL Pro League Season 18 grand finals, with a clean 3-0 sweep, is a significant achievement that will likely boost their reputation in the competitive Counter-Strike scene. They faced formidable opponents like FURIA, FaZe Clan, G2, and ENCE on their journey to victory, showcasing their resilience and skill. While NAVI didn’t win, their strong performance leading up to the finals is a positive sign. The upcoming BLAST Fall Showdown and the transition to CS2 at IEM Sydney promise more exciting developments in the world of professional Counter-Strike.