BIG managed to make it through a close elimination match against Mousesports in StarSeries Season 6. However, after a pistol round replay, an accidental auto sniper buy, and some mid-game screaming, things flared up with ChrisJ vs smooya. Here’s how it all went down.
ChrisJ vs Smooya – What Happened?
A tense elimination match between BIG and Mousesports got off to a rough start. After Mousesports managed to plant the bomb in the pistol round, BIG asked for a replay due to Smooya crashing.
But it was Round 4 that really set ChrisJ off. After accidentally buying an Autosniper, BIG paused the game and smooya requested to restart the round. Although it was the start of the round, replaying due to a missbuy is against the rules.
Some players assumed the tension started due to smooya’s loud celebrations. The reactions to BIG winning rounds were also mocked by Mousesports coach LMBT.
— Frankie @ #StarSeries6 (@getfrank) October 10, 2018
The match ended up 19-17 in BIG’s favor, therefore knocking Mousesports out of the tournament. But it didn’t end there.
Mouz vs BIG on Twitter
ChrisJ took to Twitter after the match to complain about Smooya being disrespectful.
Hurts to lose to a disrespectful kid. Gg wp @BIGCLANgg they played good.
— Chris de Jong (@chrisJcsgo) October 10, 2018
But BIG tabseN stuck up for his teammate, explaining smooya didn’t intend to do anything personal to the other team.
he didnt say anthing personal to them just owen style lets fuckin go and stuff like that. He missbought the autosniper unfortunately and we wanted to replay the round, mouz didnt want to replay and so the admin too. he is just very hyped when we play NOTHING personal
— tabseN (@tabseNcs) October 10, 2018
But ropz was still disappointed, claiming the team was more bothered by the pistol round replay than anything else.
pistol round smooya crashed but if you watch the replay he stops moving when damage was already done by nex and he apparently crashed way before according to himself, can't obviously say from my pov if he kept moving while crashed but we gave them a replay in the end
— ropz (@ropzicle) October 10, 2018
While he’s no stranger to Twitter beef, smooya explained his thoughts in an HLTV Interview, capping it off with:
I don’t want this to be a rivalry, but if they want a rivalry we’ll see what happens, I guess?
StarSeries Season 6
It was a tough loss to swallow for Mousesports. After becoming the ESL One New York Winners earlier this month, they now go out before top 8 in StarSeries Season 6.
Mousesports started off with a 2-0 run in the tournament but ended up with a 2-3 loss. In contrast, BIG came back from 0-2 to pass to the top 8 3-2.
BIG now go on to face Finnish team ENCE in the playoffs tomorrow. Renegades, OpTic Gaming, Vega, Fragsters, NRG, and North make up the rest of the top 8.
You can follow the tournament on the StarLadder Twitch Channel. Things start up again tomorrow at 7 AM GMT.