MOUZ Dominates Vitality in ESL Pro League Grand Final, Securing First CS2 Title

MOUZ Dominates Vitality in ESL Pro League Grand Final, Securing First CS2 Title

13. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

MOUZ, the renowned German organization, has clinched its third ESL Pro League championship title by defeating Team Vitality in a decisive 3-0 sweep. Throughout the series, Dennis “sycrone” Nielsen’s squad showcased exceptional gameplay, overpowering Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut’s team with each passing map.

Grand Final Recap

MOUZ entered the ESL Pro League final as the defending champions, overcoming formidable opponents in G2 Esports and Complexity during the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. Team Vitality, on the other hand, displayed dominance on their side of the bracket, defeating FaZe Clan and Astralis to secure a spot in the grand final.

In the championship showdown, MOUZ asserted their dominance from the start, exhibiting superior performance and strategy. They secured the first map, Inferno, with a commanding 13-8 scoreline. The momentum continued on Mirage, where MOUZ dominated with a 9-4 first-half score as terrorists, ultimately securing a 13-8 victory to lead the series 2-0.

The final map, Nuke, showcased MOUZ’s overwhelming superiority, sealing the ESL Pro League victory with a convincing 13-5 scoreline and completing the 3-0 sweep over Team Vitality.


Controversial MVP Selection

Despite Team Vitality’s efforts, they were unable to stage a comeback against MOUZ. Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek stood out as the MVP of the final, boasting a remarkable rating of 1.26. In contrast, Zywoo’s performance for Vitality fell short of expectations.

While Zywoo was named the MVP of the 19th season of ESL Pro League, the decision has sparked controversy within the Counter-Strike community. Many argue that players like Dorian “xertioN” Berman, with a higher overall rating of 1.34 across 15 impactful maps, deserved the MVP recognition.


Playoffs Results Highlights

The ESL Pro League playoffs witnessed intense matchups and surprising outcomes, culminating in MOUZ’s dominant victory over Team Vitality in the grand final.

Quarterfinals & Semifinals Results:

  • MOUZ 2-1 G2 Esports
  • Complexity 2-0
  • Astralis 2-0 Team Liquid
  • Team Vitality 2-0 FaZe Clan
  • MOUZ 2-1 Complexity
  • Astralis 1-2 Team Vitality


MOUZ showcased dominance and strategic prowess in the ESL Pro League grand final, securing their first CS2 title with a convincing 3-0 victory over Team Vitality. The MVP controversy adds intrigue to this thrilling matchup in the world of competitive Counter-Strike.