IMT take down North in Katowice

Immortals defeated North 2-1 (16-14 Cache, 15-19 Overpass, 16-6 Cobblestone) to move on to the semi-final at IEM Katowice 2017.

The series between Immortals and North started on the former's map pick, Cache. Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's team famously didn't feel at home on the map, and that was evident on their CT side as the Brazilians tore through their defenses round after round.

It started with a pistol round win for Immortals who held against the retake-on-A setup that North decided to play and continued with Henrique "HEN1" Teles destroying the opposition with the AWP they could afford early on. In the fifth round, the Brazilian sniper picked up a quad kill to unlock the A site as Immortals took a 6-0 lead. Shortly after that, Emil "Magisk" Reif finally got on the scoreboard by grabbing two kills from the forklift that allowed North to get their first round, making it 7-1, but the Danes couldn't string rounds together and were promptly reset.

The first half was out of North's control at that point as their aggression was stopped early on and their defensive play was picked apart by good Terrorist-side executes.

After the switch North picked up the Terrorist pistol round, lost the following anti-force-buy to Lucas "steel" Lopes CZ-75 three kills on A, but managed to bounce back in the following round using Deagles on their own force buy. Down 4-14 at that point, it still looked very bad for Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke and co. However, the Danish team slowly ground back rounds as Immortals decided to go for the long game and conservative buys, but it wasn't paying off. After some close rounds, most notably the 22nd one in which MSL got four kills on B, the match was tied 14-14.

It took HEN1 to wake up and get an entry with the AWP combined with some smart play on B to finally get the Brazilians to match point—and they closed it out in the following one to make it 16-14 and go 1-0 up in the series.


Immortals closed out Cache after a good comeback attempt from North

Overpass started well for North who followed up their 3-0 lead with some fast gun rounds to get six rounds on the board before the Brazilian side could reply with a mixed buy round win. After getting their first Immortals stabilized, and their CT side aggression finally started to pay off. HEN1 started the eighth round with an AWP double kill towards long A and his team shut down the Danes from that point onwards, winning nine rounds in a row on the CT side to make it 9-6 for the first half.

MSL managed an incredible 1v3 clutch on the A site retake to win North the CT pistol round while the early gun rounds went the way of the Terrorists, ensuring the lead stayed with Immortals in the second half. As the score was 11-9, the Danish teams decided to go for aggression towards the playground and mid but it didn't pay off as the teams traded evenly and Immortals clutched the late round situation.

As Ricardo "boltz" Prass and co. came closer to closing out the second map North won two crucial low-buy rounds, with René "cajunb" Borg using a picked up AK-47 to take down three in one of them. With a 14-13 lead, Immortals were approaching the A site with a man advantage, but boltz missed out on a kill against Magisk that ended up costing his team. North clutched that round and got to a 15-14 lead but the Brazilians secured overtime by taking B with a fast paced play.

In the additional rounds, the Danish team kept a clean sheet on the Counter-Terrorist side and closed out the map 19-15 as Immortals seemed to have run out of steam on Overpass.


aizy was a bit underwhelming in the series

North played a lot of Cobblestone in this tournament, winning on it three out of four times they played, but the start to the match didn't reflect that. Immortals started off with the Terrorist side pistol round win, lost the "bonus round" in which they used the leftover SMG's, but won the following one to reset the Danes early on.

Magisk held the line in A long to pick up two in their next full buy round, but a 5v3 advantage crumbled as Lincoln "fnx" Lau sneaked into the A site to take down the defense with a quick quad kill. North managed to pick up a few CT rounds, but the lack of consistency in round wins meant their economy was constantly poor, limiting their utility and options on the CT side.

A force buy at 8-2 almost paid off for MSL's team as they got a 3v5 advantage, but it came down to HEN1 and fnx to clutch out the round and set their team up for a strong 11-4 halftime lead.

The B site offensive was successful for North in the pistol, but leftover weapons from the force proved deadly as "" shut down the Terrorist on B and Immortals ended up closing out the match 16-6 to win the series 2-1.

Key Moment: On the first map, Cache, the score was 14-14 and North were on the brink of completing the comeback. In the following round, HEN1 got a crucial AWP pick in mid while the B site defense played a tricky two-man setup behind the box that allowed the rest of the team early rotation towards A—where Immortals shut down the Terrorist and then won the map 16-14.

PotM: Henrique "HEN1" Teles was the best player in both map wins for the Brazilians, picking up a lot of entry frags and finishing the series with 78 kills, 90.6 ADR and a 1.36 rating.

Matchpage
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Cache
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Overpass
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 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 78 - 49 +29 90.6 1.43
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 71 - 51 +20 93.0 1.36
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 57 - 53 +4 83.5 1.11
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 52 - 59 -7 68.1 0.99
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 54 - 62 -8 68.9 0.97
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 64 - 61 +3 81.9 1.05
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 58 - 63 -5 69.5 0.94
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 52 - 65 -13 66.8 0.93
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 55 - 64 -9 74.2 0.89
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 45 - 59 -14 64.2 0.86

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Argentina ''
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Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
#1
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
AIZY GOD
2017-03-03 16:29
#27
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Brazil KerimZ 
"Cbble north's best map" sure..
2017-03-03 16:30
Ty Immortals, 1 Danish team out, next assstralis
2017-03-03 16:34
nt poland. would love to see astralis knocked out but they are playing against navi LUL
2017-03-03 16:43
THANK MR AIZY
2017-03-03 16:30
#40
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Norway Rudra2 
man
2017-03-03 16:30
#51
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United States donaldjae 
Man he was absent as fuck ROFL
2017-03-03 16:32
#156
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Fnx king! Already had a bad feeling about sk when they dropped one of two or three best br players of all time
2017-03-03 21:36
deserved
2017-03-03 16:30
FNX WAS THE PROBLEM ! hahaah RIP SK trash
2017-03-03 16:30
#92
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Brazil erfur 
Dont talk about something you dont know... He's just playing this way after being kicked... only works this way... After some success it declines again because it loses focus....
2017-03-03 16:52
#112
fnx | 
Brazil NextL 
RIP SK
2017-03-03 17:23
ns
2017-03-03 16:29
ez
2017-03-03 16:29
#17
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Portugal dixy234 
gj man
2017-03-03 16:29
wp
2017-03-03 16:29
#19
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Brazil vass28 
ez
2017-03-03 16:29
#20
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Czech Republic erunaico 
Oh come on
2017-03-03 16:30
wp
2017-03-03 16:29
#22
flusha | 
World ba9ma9 
yes man
2017-03-03 16:29
Expected
2017-03-03 16:29
op
2017-03-03 16:29
n1 wpwp
2017-03-03 16:30
#28
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
nice!
2017-03-03 16:30
steel really good player
2017-03-03 16:30
gg
2017-03-03 16:30
#32
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Estonia muruw 
NICE MAN didnt really expect it man
2017-03-03 16:30
Congratz, MAN
2017-03-03 16:30
#34
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Portugal Death_Hack 
ez 4 immortals!
2017-03-03 16:30
FNX WAS THE PROBLEM
2017-03-03 16:30
aizy gj!
2017-03-03 16:30
#38
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
EZ cobble
2017-03-03 16:30
#39
FalleN | 
Brazil m4x1mum 
Fallen, tell me about that game.
2017-03-03 16:30
#42
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Brazil rickz1996 
yessssss IMMT GODS
2017-03-03 16:31
#44
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Thailand hahahoha 
what an upset, mann
2017-03-03 16:31
wp
2017-03-03 16:31
#46
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Brazil bandicoot 
EZ WIN EVER!
2017-03-03 16:31
#47
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-03 16:31
Fnx was the problem
2017-03-03 16:31
didn0t see that coming, wp IMM, but Faze will crush u!
2017-03-03 16:32
u mad?
2017-03-03 16:35
u retarded?
2017-03-03 16:36
#93
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Brazil Observer10 
mad?
2017-03-03 16:53
what's wrong with u people? why would I be mad? i don't give a fuck for North...
2017-03-03 16:57
#52
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France StickyRice 
Aizy and MSL are the problems for North. Rubino and fnx were big solutions.
2017-03-03 16:33
#53
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr 
quite impressive i must say
2017-03-03 16:33
GOD HEN1
2017-03-03 16:33
steel was so cute in the post match interview eyes shining like a kid on christmas
2017-03-03 16:33
#56
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CIS CA1MAN 
FNX was the problem 20k a month xD
2017-03-03 16:33
Very good, thorin gonna be upset with his danish prediction :) Anyone knows why fnx is always grumpy and never smiled since joining immortals? Isnt he happy that he at least guranteed himself a bronze medal unlike sk gaming who kicked him and are out in groups? Gg immortalz
2017-03-03 16:34
Huh? Did u ever saw his stream? I think he's much happier
2017-03-03 16:38
#61
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United Kingdom wtfprototype 
Well played imt, they were simply better on almost every map, faze or immortals will get to GF then gonna be interesting
2017-03-03 16:35
#62
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Brazil LuTzzSS 
Hen1 is an online warrior haha!!
2017-03-03 16:35
He is such a good player. Can someone tell me why he is not playing on SK yet?
2017-03-03 16:44
Can you turn on your brain? HEN1 is an awper, SK already have two decent awpers, no need for a third one when the third one isnt even better than 1 of the two decent awpers. Hence Fallen > HEN1 HENI >= Coldzera
2017-03-03 16:48
Hen1 so much better than Fallen. Have you seen Fallen playing? A shame...
2017-03-03 16:51
Seriously? Yes Hen1 may be better with the awp than fallen atm, but Fallen brings so much more to the table compared to Hen1, without Fallen, whos gonna lead the team? There is no way Fallen is going to get cut, so it leaves us with 4 other possible kicks: Coldzera; world's best player, wont be kicked. Felps; Consistent and top fragging this event Fer; Too instrumental for the team Taco; only viable option If you swap Taco for Hen1, whos gonna be support player? HEN1? I dont think so man
2017-03-03 16:56
Ikr. Imo, best SK lineup would be: Coldzera Felps Fnx Fer Hen1 Fallen as coach. :D
2017-03-03 17:01
I dont agree, because coach cant active IGL We need fallen to do the mid calls etc. or else the team is gonna plumber.
2017-03-03 17:02
That's the reason why SK will continue to lose matches day by day. Just keep watching...
2017-03-03 17:06
We will see, i think the problem is taco, they should remove him and add boltz
2017-03-03 17:23
Coldzero most better than hen1, hen1 have good 2 tournament, coldzero was good always
2017-03-03 17:16
yes i know
2017-03-03 17:25
He is calledzera
2017-03-03 17:49
#63
United States 2uh 
nj man
2017-03-03 16:36
fnx was the problem.
2017-03-03 16:36
This is very amusing because SK is rip in pepperoni while FNX now goes to semi-final against FaZe))))) I understand XDD
2017-03-03 16:42
no win without RUBINO
2017-03-03 16:36
#67
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Poland furleppe 
fnx is a god, he was underrated player in sk
2017-03-03 16:36
fnx good, but felps was best player Sk in IEM
2017-03-03 16:38
#75
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Poland furleppe 
I know, felps is a good player but it feels for me like fnx is so versatile player that he brings more to a team
2017-03-03 16:41
-TACO + fnx
2017-03-03 16:42
It's not happening but IF it happened, it would be the best BR team ever, in terms of skill
2017-03-03 16:49
I think better have 2 good team than have 1 super team from Brazil.
2017-03-03 16:54
That's what I think too. But fnx might just be too proud for that. And fallen, for some reason, loves taco too much.
2017-03-03 19:28
- Fallen + hen1 pls
2017-03-03 16:37
Hen1 best Brazilian player!
2017-03-03 16:38
no, he is not, its felps xD
2017-03-03 16:43
He is good. But hen1 can play really consistent with any weapon, specially awp.
2017-03-03 16:56
#71
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Chile Cristoff 
that was really awesome MAAAAAAN
2017-03-03 16:38
#74
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Albania resick 
Good fucking Job... lol fnx heni boltz the amazing triple!
2017-03-03 16:39
az win xddd
2017-03-03 16:41
GG
2017-03-03 16:44
easy game gg izi
2017-03-03 16:45
Congrats brazilian brothers ^^
2017-03-03 16:47
hen1 <3
2017-03-03 16:47
MY MAN STEEL <3 guy really playing well in immortals
2017-03-03 16:47
I will chear Hen1ek tomorrow.
2017-03-03 16:49
Who will they face?
2017-03-03 16:53
FaZe
2017-03-03 17:05
THE NIKOSHOW
2017-03-03 17:26
#100
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Portugal Shion 
Valde was the right pick, not aizy You should always pick young and raising talent, not a choke artist
2017-03-03 16:57
rofl calling aizy choke artist cuz of a fail when north is down 14-x and was gonna lose anyway. logic
2017-03-03 17:44
#125
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Portugal Shion 
no, its not from this just one miss, he was a carry horse in dignitas but always failed in the most important moments. In Faze all of them were chocke artist. Not saying he is bad, just saying i would prefer to give a shot with valde, rather than pick aizy who has always failed to impress.
2017-03-03 17:53
aizy has always been awful was awful when now-astralis tried him out (as dignitas) was awful on faze--look how they're doing now that they got rid of him for a real player he's awful now on North and in a few months they will cut him
2017-03-03 18:18
Any Truther out there? After that aizy fuck up somebody should entretain us with some investigations and conspiracy theories.
2017-03-03 17:00
glad to see steel back in the scene, he seems like a nice guy. also fnx is doing great with immt, i thought he was done when he got kicked from sk but he proved a lot of people wrong. #RUNFNX #RUNIMMT #RUNSTEELGA #FUCKNA_STEELTHO
2017-03-03 17:02
#RUNGFS
2017-03-03 17:15
#159
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Brazil hugoooo 
fnx is raising from ashes over and over again since 2006 dude.
2017-03-04 00:16
2-0 north Kappa
2017-03-03 17:18
#114
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Brazil Collee 
Just when people thought they would get rid of Brazil, it must be really tough for haters lmao
2017-03-03 17:24
#116
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Brazil bandicoot 
true man
2017-03-03 17:25
nope its not tough, ppl just dont like ur kind, thats all. They see all kinds of videos from brazil.. and that is disgusting, ppl eating eachother, raping, killing etc. If you perhaps behave more like human beings then ppl will actually begin to respect you. But shouting like gorillas on cs matches and slaping your chest isn't a "human" behaviour :)
2017-03-03 17:30
#128
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Brazil Collee 
I have no doubt it's really tough for people like you after reading these kind of comments. So much hating in one comment, I feel bad for you
2017-03-03 18:08
Like I said, it's not tough.. it's reality. So you better deal with it :) I really feel sorry for your kind :(
2017-03-03 18:10
#131
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Brazil Collee 
I deal with the reality that you're mad. Don't worry, one of these days you'll see it's not good for you keeping so much hating in your heart
2017-03-03 18:12
Nope, no hate, just reality :) Stop the denial plz, for both sakes.
2017-03-03 18:13
Do not generalize, Brazil has its social problems, but it's always proving to the world both in sports and in e-sports that we have talent and run after our goals with humility. And speaking of that, you lack humility for you Europeans.
2017-03-03 18:58
You mean like generalizing other ppl and country like brazilians do? No need for that. You have the "runs" for sports and esport, but everything else is just awful. But hey, keep your head high och continue do your work. In the end a trophy or two doesnt mean shit when you ppl still act disrepecful against others, ergo ppl will never respect you and thats why all the hate are directed towards you.
2017-03-03 19:59
The trophies won by Brazilians is the biggest reward of those who fought so badly to prove to many that we are capable. Not all Brazilians are as you think. And believe me, a good part of the population of the favela is of good heart: D Our social conduct is due to those who colonized us (in this case the Europeans). Your country is much more organized than ours, its population is much more "educated", but this does not give you the right not to respect who is from another country. Peace in your heart, my friend!
2017-03-03 20:44
#121
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Brazil RisenNTC 
GG
2017-03-03 17:37
wp
2017-03-03 17:58
#135
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Malaysia phyzell 
matchmaking amusement park go-kart hack delay illuminati FUCK!!!!
2017-03-03 18:17
ez for the better team =) #thecryisfree
2017-03-03 18:18
thanks immortals <3
2017-03-03 18:48
ez4 HEN1
2017-03-03 19:02
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