Mousesports snuck into The International last year.
It wasn’t a planned playoff like this year, but MUFC’s travel problem became an opportunity for Mouz.
While they won that playoff, they had no expectation of playing in the tournament so they hadn’t trained to play the other teams. It showed.
But this year is different, Black is the only remaining player and they didn’t back into The International but won the Western Qualifier.
It wasn’t easy. They first stumbled, entered the loser brackets, and then at their darkest hour they can all recall a speech, it was motivation, it fired them up, and it worked.
They came charging back and took the tournament and earned their place at The International.
Now they belong and this is as much their International to win as anyone else’s.