A one-in-a-lifetime talent and one of the best current CS GO players in the world, Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, might not even see the Legends Stage of the 2022 IEM Rio Major. The superstar AWP main and his team, Vitality, are now in the 1-2 class of the Challengers Stage after Outsiders completed an incredible upset 16-12 on map Overpass.
It is clear to say it wasn’t ZywOo who underperformed in this match, as he posted really good statistics on it. The 21-year-old was absolutely the best player not only on his team but in the entire server, having finished Overpass with 28 kills and 18 deaths, a huge 100.2 ADR, and a high 1.61 rating. Nevertheless, the rest of the vitality roster finished with a negative Kill to Death Ratio and even the superstar rifle main Lotan “Spinx” Giladi did not have the game impact everyone was expecting.
As for Outsiders, the entire situation was the opposite. Alexey “Qikert” Golubev was the only player from the Russian squad that finished with a negative Kill to Death Ratio, while the rest of the roster managed to bring their effort into the victory.
Not advancing into the Legends Stage of the 2022 IEM Rio Major would be an absolute disaster for Vitality. They stumbled in the first half of the 2022 season, but the signing of Spinx was supposed to bring stability and firepower to the roster.
Going into our second team, MOUZ have officially advanced as the first team from the Challengers Stage of the 2022 IEM CS GO Rio Major 2022 into the Legends Stage after being triumphant against Fnatic in the 2-0 bracket matchup.
A huge part of MOUZ’s great play comes from the mechanical prowess of Ádám “torzsi” Torzsás, David “frozen” Čerňanský, and Dorian “xertioN” Berman, who have been incredible on both Vertigo and Ancient. The first especially stood out and highlighted his talent with a plethora of multi-kill/clutch rounds.
MOUZ has claimed 6 out of 6 pistol rounds in the series starting all sides with momentum. The Hungarian torzsi revitalized smoke plays in both matches, jumping out behind to Fnatic players and knifing them with clinical precision, which helped MOUZ to gather hype and economy for the rest of the match.
While Fnatic actually won Inferno by the end of the game, MOUZ were better in most aspects on both Vertigo and Ancient, mainly on their CT side. On Vertigo and Ancient, torzsi jointly achieved a 49/13/26 Kill to Death Ratio, first out of MOUZ’s players on the two maps. But his teammates were not that far behind him, posting incredible individual statistics mainly on Vertigo.
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