not really. north almost always got the easiest groups, you must be deluded to think otherwise.
also, beating heroic and c9 to pass the groups is not an achievement. beating peak level sk and faze in bo3s and bo5s is an achievement tho.
2 maps the whole year vs sk (when sk was searching for someone to replace felps)
2 maps the whole year vs faze(1 against old faze, 1 against new faze)
1 map vs astralis
2 maps vs g2 the whole year (played A LOT of maps)
4 and lost 3 to faze(one of their losses, they had both pyth and friberg, impossible to beat anyone with those 2 in the same team)
1 vs g2
2 vs sk (bo3)
2 vs astralis (bo1)
2-0 vs north
who was the more successful one mate? the tier2-3 crushers or the team that actually won an event at least?
you probably think that the fact that north made the final at malmo is better than the semis of nip, but they actually stood no chance to g2 while nip had their chances to win the game. that's the case in most of their incredible runs, they face shit opponents and the moment they face good teams they get rekt
forgot to talk about vp, but i guess you know already who won more, right?
i am sure barcelona considers an achievement to beat olympiacos in group stages and besiktas in 1/8 if they lose to bayern in quarters for example. they would be so proud. ask north players if they would trade their wins over heroic to win oakland, guess what they will answer
Also, north played more events too because of the majors, the fact that they won just as many maps as nip did (worse ratio btw) should open your eyes