Ninjas Pest Control prove effective in Dubai

Gijs Verhoeff
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Illustration by NovaH. Source: PGL / Joao Ferreria

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. We feel like that describes MOUZ’ entire schtick pretty well.

They aren’t always first in line, but sneak around the back and put something amazing together nonetheless.

Welp, not this time.

MOUZ saw themselves bested by NiP with a stand-in IGL at the GET Dubai Grand Final. Once again they’re denied a trophy - even if this one wasn’t that valuable.

MOUZ’ road to the final was pretty uneventful. A 2-0 win against the squad of French scene leftovers, Falcons, and another two map win against Movistar Riders who haven’t ever been able to beat this MOUZ lineup. That’s all it took to bring this international roster to the grand final.

But this loss is not just a loss. Not only did they lose to NiP with a stand-in **but this roster under dexter has also failed to achieve at any other big tournament: MOUZ went out last at IEM Dallas, failed to qualify for the Antwerp Major, had a horrific showing at the Stockholm Major, and… Well we could go on.

The only trophies this rendition of MOUZ garnered were at Snow Sweet Snow as well as Flashpoint S3 (lol) and those wins were all with ropz on the team.

Can we just remind everyone that it’s been over a year since this little dexter experiment started? To be fair, we feel bad for the guy.

He’s done his best, coming from an underdeveloped scene, leaving his kids behind to move to Hamburg… but it’s just not working out. Perhaps his IGL leadership strategy of “treat it like a FACEIT game” isn’t covering it anymore.

At this point, best move is to say “thanks for the services rendered, see ya!” and move on.

Or at least that’s what we think, and what do we know… We’re just a bunch of mediocre Counter-Strike players who’d rather watch others do it better than fail miserably ourselves.

June 12, 2022

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