In completing an undefeated run to win the grand final of Flashpoint Season 3, mousesports overcame their first map deficit of the tournament to come back and defeat Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 Sunday and clinch the $17,000 top prize, along with 1,600 European Regional Major Rankings points.
The champion mousesports crew earned victories in 10 of 11 overall maps in the event, rolling to 2-0 wins in each of their first four upper-bracket matches before facing their toughest test Sunday against NIP.
mousesports got off to a quick 4-0 lead on Overpass to kick off the match, but faced their first adversity when the Ninjas responded with a 10-1 run and took the opening map 16-13. But it was all mousesports from there, as they dominated on both Nuke (16-6) and Inferno (16-9) to claim the championship.
Robin “ropz” Kool of Estonia led a balanced mousesports attack with a match-high 61 kills and plus-21 kills-deaths differential. All five mousesports players recorded positive K/D differentials in the three-map triumph.
Denmark’s Nicolai “device” Reedtz continued his strong tournament for NIP, contributing team highs in kills (56) and K/D differential (plus-2) in defeat.
The Ninjas settled for the $10,000 second-place prize and 1,500 rankings points.
In the other match in the event’s final day, BIG also pulled off a comeback win in taking down Astralis 2-1 in the fifth-place match.
Astralis scored the first eight points in building a 12-2 advantage, easing to a 16-12 opening-map win on Nuke. Astralis held a 9-6 lead midway through their battle on Dust II, when BIG flipped the duel and finished on a 10-4 run, winning 16-13 to even the match. BIG then blew a 6-0 lead and trailed 10-8, only to rally for a 16-11 decision on Vertigo.
Germany’s Florian “syrsoN” Rische had a team-high 58 kills and plus-11 K/D differential for BIG, while Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander carried the all-Danish Astralis unit with a match-best 62 kills, adding a plus-2 K/D differential.
Flashpoint Season 3 prize pool and European Regional Major Rankings points:
1. mousesports: $17,000, 1,600 points
2. Ninjas in Pyjamas: $10,000, 1,500 points
3. G2 Esports: $7,000, 1,400 points
4. Heroic: $5,000, 1,300 points
5. BIG: $4,000, 1,200 points
6. Astralis: $3,000, 1,100 points
7. Team Vitality: $2,000, 1,000 points
8. Double Poney: $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