Worst group ever in the competition
Count on groupies like MOUZ, Astralis, and ENCE to deliver the most surprises ever in the tournament. The group was full of bizarre glitches, ridiculous comebacks, and more than one Eco Round win could wrap their heads around. If you haven’t been following sports, you’ll understand in a matter of moments why we’re saying this.
Group C Day 3, 4, and 5 Results
If you want to refresh your memory about the first two days of playing for Group C, you can do so here.
The third day started with the most shocking results as HEET defeated the once mighty Astralis 2-1. Next, Astralis’ rival Heroic brought down a high-flying complication in straight game, before MOUZ dashed the hopes of a weak ENCE.
The next day, HEET showed some real quality by taking off Weir’s map, but the Danes managed to try and win the tie 2–1. The same result was also in MOUZ vs COL, with the European side winning. Astralis kept their dream alive with a clean sweep of ENCE to end the day.
On the final day, Weir narrowly beat Astralis to take their rivals out of the competition, and COL showed great determination to destroy ENCE’s chances 2–0. Meanwhile, MOUZ came down 1-0 to emerge victorious with a reverse sweep.
Final Group C Table
MOUZ topped the group with a goal difference of just 6, with Heroic trailing far behind but still in second place. They were followed by Complexity, who made it through despite a negative round margin – becoming the first team to do so since back in Pro League 14. It was another bitter disappointment for Astralis, and the four-time major winners will have a lot of introspection to do and – possibly – changes to make. ENCE and HEET made the back of the group with one win each.
ESL Pro League Season 16 Recap – Group C
Now let’s go a little deeper into the results that shocked the CSGO community.
Astralis vs HEET was a hard lesson in how far the once-royal clan has fallen. Not to be far from Alexandre “Body” Pianaro and Aurelian “Afro” Drapier, who led their team to a 16-12 win at Dust 2. Astralis made a strong comeback in the second map, with Andreas “Xyp9x” Hojsleth and Benjamin “BlemF”. Bremer helped the team to a 16-10 win. Although HEET fought back at Nuke, Afro undone Asghar “Farlig” Jensen’s hard work to lead his team to an unexpected 16–14 victory.
In the second game, Heroic defeated COL 16–9 and 16–10 respectively to win over Inferno and Ancient. It was an all-round team effort that won them the first map, with little to differentiate each player’s performance, but Caspar “Cadien” Möller was the undisputed hero of the second, with an HLTV rating of 1.73.
ENCE put up a great fight against MOUZ on the Mirage, losing 16-13 with Paweł “dycha” Dycha almost equaling David “Frozen” erňanský’s performance. On Overpass, however, MOUZ completely devastated his opponents, with John “JDC” de Castro’s insane 1.98 and Frozen’s 1.73 HLTV ratings talking about his 16-3 stomp.
HEET once again put on a strong show at Vertigo with a 16-11 win over Vir. The Danish side did better on paper with René “TeSeS” Madsen, but once again Afro was brilliant for the French team. Weir then returned with 16-9 and 16-12 victories over Overpass and Nuke, respectively, with Cadienne and Rasmus “Sajush” Beck excelling as ever.
In the second game, Justin “FaNg” Coakley was back in domination mode as he led MOUZ to a 16–11 victory over Overpass, but Coakley won the Ancient 16 with Ricky “Floppy” Camry and Johnny “JT” Theodosio. Won -12. He has been the main driver of his victory. However, despite this effort, MOUZ bulldozed their opponents 16-7 on Inferno to win the series with a 1.88 HLTV rating that starred Frozen.
In the end, ENCE were good on the Mirage but could not prevent a close loss to Astralis. It was Daicha who made the move once again, but he couldn’t get past the double effort from Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Farlig. Dust 2 was a similar story, but this time with Blam F at the top for the Danes to beat the Finnish outfit 16-11.
Astralis vs. Heroes has become a formidable rivalry over the years, and this match really showed why. Strong performances from Blam F and K0nfig gave his team a 19-17 victory on the overpass, despite stellar performances from TSES and Martin “Stavan” Lund. Sadly for Astralis fans, Vir finished the final two maps – Inferno and Nuke – 16-12 and 16-13, with sjuush and TeSeS once again outscoring the others.
ENCE’s hopes were hanging by a thread, the players were quite irritable, and although they put up a great fight, COL won. He won Overpass 16-11 with Michael “Grimm” Vince and Ricky “Floppy” Camry. Grimm once again stepped on Nuke, undermining Spanish star lvaro “Sunpays” García’s amazing performance and winning the map 16-14.
In the end, HEET took the ancients from MOUZ 19-16 to show the world that they weren’t as vulnerable as they were previously believed, as Pierre “Ex3rcice” Bullinghe and Afro played with their hearts out. Fearless, MOUZ won the Inferno 16-12 and Vertigo 16-9. The Frozen Star players excelled at both, but JDC topped the final map.
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