North win Danish derby; Heroic eliminated
North are through to Round 5 of the ESL One Cologne Swiss stage after edging out Heroic 16-14 on Inferno.
The match began with North winning the pistol round as CT after crushing Heroic as they tried to push towards the A site. A third-round buy from Heroic did not bear fruits, putting them in a difficult economical situation, but then they were able to pull one round back on a force buy thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Patrick "es3tag" Hansen with an AWP.
At 3-2, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen prevented Heroic from levelling the score with a quad kill in banana/sandbags, but Heroic quickly regained control of proceedings, leaving their opponents strapped for cash.
Down 8-4, North called a tactical pause, a move that paid off as they denied Heroic's late A execution with three quick kills from René "cajunb" Borg. Jakob "JUGi" Hansen came up huge for his team in the following round with a 1v3 clutch to complete an ace, but North still won the final round to bring the deficit to 9-6.
A strong start from North on the Terrorist side saw them win five of the first six rounds, forcing Heroic to call a tactical pause. After another period of dominance from the Terrorists, Heroic finally managed to string a few rounds together and restored parity at 14-14.
MSL called a timeout to discuss the strategy for the final two rounds and halt Heroic's momentum. A successful B execution swung the tide back in North's favour, and they rode that momentum to win the 30th round and secure a spot in the next Swiss round in Cologne.
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||29 - 16||+13||87.0||1.47|
|Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig||21 - 15||+6||72.2||1.24|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||18 - 17||+1||72.5||1.02|
|Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL||15 - 20||-5||65.8||0.90|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||9 - 22||-13||48.0||0.58|
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||24 - 19||+5||83.1||1.22|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||20 - 16||+4||70.2||1.16|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||15 - 19||-4||75.7||0.95|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||15 - 18||-3||54.4||0.93|
|Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII||16 - 20||-4||58.8||0.82|
Below you can find how the Swiss stage is currently looking:
|Qualified for playoffs|