Spirit and MOUZ Qualify for the Playoffs of the Copenhagen Major

PGL Major Copenhagen

After the second day of the Elimination Stage of the Copenhagen Major, Team Spirit and MOUZ are already qualified for the playoffs and can start thinking about what they want to do in the quarterfinals.

They don’t know who their opponents will be for now, but it’s clear that whoever has to play against them will have a rough time.

Team Spirit’s Success

Spirit have once again looked almost unbeatable. Natus Vincere managed to make an epic comeback on the first map in the match against them, from 4 – 8 to 13 – 13, and then won in overtime 16 – 13. But they eventually lost the match 1 – 2.

The strongest player on the server wasn’t even Danil “donk” Kryshkovets. It was Justinas “jL” Lekavicius, who finished the match with a score of 71 – 50. But most of the rest of his teammates couldn’t help him enough.

Before encountering Na’Vi in the third round of PGL Major Copenhagen Stage 2, Team Spirit defeated Cloud9 (13 – 7) and Imperial (13 – 2). Both times, Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov and donk made us realize that this duo will be difficult to deal with in 2024.

Sh1ro was known in the Counter-Strike community as being one of the world’s best players since 2021. He finished that season 4th and the next one he was the 3rd best player in the world. In 2022, he finished 8th. But only because he had a rough time with Cloud9.

After it became clear that donk would become even better, Team Spirit’s future started to look epic.

MOUZ’s Success

MOUZ started the tournament with two challenging matches and came very close to losing each time. They won 13 – 11 against ECSTATIC and then 13 – 11 again against Eternal Fire.

In their third match, against Complexity, the situation was completely different. On both maps, they won the first half 11 – 1 and left no doubt in anyone’s mind that they were going to qualify for the playoffs of the Copenhagen Major with a perfect score. The final results were 13 – 1 on Overpass and 13 – 2 on Ancient.

Thanks to this phenomenal performance, Jimi “jimpphat” Salo managed to end the match with a rating 2.0 of 2.00, surpassing everyone’s expectations.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.