From academy team to the Major: MOUZ to progress to IEM Rio 2022 semifinals

Cloud9’s CS:GO team has been eradicated from the IEM Rio Major 2022 playoffs and MOUZ will progress to the semifinals, the place they’ll face off in opposition to Outsiders in a best-of-three to see who will get to take a shot at the $500,000 prize.

The majority of the MOUZ squad got here up from the MOUZ academy roster and have now made it to a semi-final of a significant, all inside a 12 months of progressing to the most important team. The up-and-comers have now reached new heights, exhibiting that have may not be a prerequisite to make it to the prime.

The ex-academy team got here in as the underdogs, taking down considered one of the favorites in the match 2-1. Each member of the young-gun MOUZ roster carried out effectively all through every map with no actual standouts in the sequence. No longer was Cloud9 the kids in a sequence; the undeniably much less skilled MOUZ squad held their very own in opposition to the CIS IEM Dallas 2022 winners.

MOUZ’s map choose, Inferno (11-16), went the means of the CIS C9 roster. Abay “HObbit” Khasenov breezed previous the worldwide roster, with the Kazakstanian participant serving to C9 take the first map. 

The second map, Overpass (16-13), noticed David “frozen” Čerňanský get up and carry his roster throughout the line. C9 virtually mounted a comeback on the CT aspect, however MOUZ halted them of their tracks. Frozen assured MOUZ the win, topping the leaderboard with 25 kills to 16 deaths, with an extremely harmful 97.3 ADR.

MOUZ’s CT aspect was too robust for the CIS roster on Ancient (16-9). C9 struggled to get previous one spherical on the T aspect, with the rag-tag kids of the MOUZ roster holding robust till they got here via on the final spherical of the sequence. 

Christopher “dexter” Nong and co. now progress to the semi-finals to tackle Outsiders. Almost all the match favorites have been eradicated, with NAVI being the final top-tier team in the occasion, that means this could possibly be anybody’s main.

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