North, AVANGAR beat HellRaisers, GODSENT; go 2-1 at StarSeries

North and AVANGAR have moved into the 2-1 pool at StarSeries i-League Season 5 after defeating HellRaisers and GODSENT, respectively.

The second series of the day on the main stream was a rematch of the DreamHack Open Tours grand final, between North and HellRaisers. It kicked off on the latter's map pick, Train, with Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's men cruising to a 5-0 lead as Terrorists.

North responded with a strong defence to restore parity at 5-5. HellRaisers won the next round with a near-flawless execution, but then a quad-kill from Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså marked the start of a great run from North, who would close out the half with a 9-6 lead.

Now playing as Terrorists, North further added to their lead with another four-round streak. Özgür "woxic" Eker and co. still attempted a response, but they simply could not find a way to halt North, who would lose just one more round before locking down the map.

North are now 2-1 in Kiev

North began their map pick, Mirage, on the right foot, securing a 2-0 lead after winning their CT pistol. HellRaisers responded in a third-round buy, which they followed up with four more rounds.

Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen then called for tactical pause, after which North won their third round, but that did little to stop HellRaisers, who would bring the scoreline to a 10-3 advantage. Still, North would bring the deficit to five rounds by the end of the half with back-to-back triple-kills from valde and MSL.

HellRaisers won their second pistol of the series to hit 11 rounds, but they could not prevail against North's force-buy, with the Danes going on another great run to cut the gap to two rounds. HellRaisers responded to get their 12th round on the board, but MSL broke their economy after coming out on top of a chaotic 1v2 situation.

HellRaisers still tried to get back in the game, but any round that went their way was immediately countered by North, who would go on to take the map in the 30th round.

Matchpage
0
2
30th May 2018
7
Train
16
14
Mirage
16

 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 44 - 35 +9 87.7 1.20
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 35 - 32 +3 53.1 0.93
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 26 - 37 -11 53.4 0.80
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 28 - 43 -15 66.6 0.76
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 22 - 49 -27 68.2 0.70
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 49 - 27 +22 96.2 1.43
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 43 - 28 +15 88.8 1.40
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 36 - 30 +6 62.8 1.08
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 32 - 36 -4 74.8 1.06
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 36 - 34 +2 79.0 1.04

Starting out as Terrorists on their map pick, Overpass, GODSENT showed great composure after winning the pistol, losing just the first gun round to secure a 5-1 lead. AVANGAR nearly got their second round on the board in the sixth round, but Simon "twist" Eliasson denied them with a 1v3 post-plant clutch.

After building up their economy, AVANGAR strung three rounds together to reduce the deficit to 4-6. GODSENT responded with a successful 2v3 clutch from Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin and Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun, but, as AVANGAR instantly reset their economy, the Kazakhstani squad went on to take the lead in the half, 8-7.

Brollan opened up the action in the second half with a quad-kill, which GODSENT followed up with four more rounds to bag a 12-8 lead. Both teams then traded rounds back-to-back, but AVANGAR's efforts did not pay off as GODSENT proceeded to win three rounds in a row, closing out the map with a 16-10 score.

AVANGAR are one victory away from the playoffs

AVANGAR got off to a flying start on their map pick, Cache, after securing their T-side pistol with a 1v2 clutch from Timur "buster" Tulepov. Although GODSENT won the gun round, they could not stop AVANGAR from reaching a 6-1 lead.

The Swedes still tightened up their defence, reducing the deficit to just two rounds, but then another 1v2 clutch from buster marked the beginning of a great run from AVANGAR, who did not concede any more rounds until half-time, 11-4.

In the second half, AVANGAR stopped GODSENT's A execution in the pistol with double-kills from buster and Dzhami "Jame" Ali, and then followed that up with a perfect CT-side to take the series to a third map.

KrizzeN had an impressive performance on Cache with a 1.71 rating

Mirage, the decider map, kicked off with AVANGAR picking up their CT pistol, but failing to capitalize on that. GODSENT countered them in a force-buy to take control of proceedings, 3-1, but the Kazakhs shut down the offence by stringing together the next six rounds.

That was when GODSENT got back on the board on a shoddy pistol buy, but AVANGAR were in charge and lost only one more to go up 10-5 by half-time.

Just like in the first half, AVANGAR won the second pistol but could not follow that up. This time around, however, GODSENT did not let their opponents have any map control, winning seven straight rounds to grab a slight 12-11 lead.

AVANGAR then equalized the score, to which GODSENT responded with Brollan coming up huge with a quad-kill to win a 2v4 post-plant situation. Nevertheless, AVANGAR remained calm and collected, breaking through the defence for four rounds in a row to run out 16-13 victors.

Matchpage
2
1
30th May 2018
10
Overpass
16
16
Cache
4
16
Mirage
13

 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 64 - 44 +20 95.3 1.39
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 59 - 42 +17 80.3 1.28
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 57 - 50 +7 76.6 1.13
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick 47 - 51 -4 75.2 1.01
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 45 - 53 -8 66.9 0.97
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 63 - 52 +11 76.2 1.13
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 53 - 52 +1 73.4 0.99
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 49 - 51 -2 77.1 0.97
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 44 - 57 -13 68.1 0.90
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 30 - 61 -31 55.8 0.66

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1643
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
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
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
744
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
This event... Who is interested in watching the Chinese teams (apart from China citizens), AGO (apart from Polaks), AVANGAR (apart from Kazakhs), NRG, GODSENT? This is the 3rd day and we have only 1 good matchup: SK vs Liquid. Virtus.Pro against Na`Vi is interesting for 1.6-nostalgic people, the rest are interesting only for those who have plenty of free time that they have no idea how to spend.
2018-05-30 16:52
#5
kNgV- | 
Poland Mleko1 
Renegades? Sk? Liquid? NAvi? Mouz?
2018-05-30 16:53
#15
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected?
2018-05-30 16:55
#18
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Canada Conscience 
EXPECTED FROM THROWRAISERS
2018-05-30 16:59
I see no point in watching a good team that you're not a fan of playing against some T3-T4 opposition, even if you're a fan of let's say Liquid - what's the point of watching them playing against let's say GODSENT?
2018-05-30 16:57
#19
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Poland FX eXpected 
go back to your hole uneducated shit
2018-05-30 17:01
r u mad? cuz im not :-P
2018-05-30 17:02
#30
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Poland FX eXpected 
why would I be mad, just stating the fact
2018-05-30 17:18
the only fact is that you're crying like a little bitch ;-)
2018-05-30 17:36
these "tier 1" teams have hard time to beat "tier 3" teams but u are too stupid to see that.It isnt 2014-2015 that there is only few great teams and other are shit,wake up
2018-05-30 17:41
or may be it's you who are stupid enough to call obviously not tier1 teams "tier1" and calling 2-0 groupstage matches close as if a t1 team would try hard and use all strats to beat some nonamers
2018-05-30 17:54
just go sleep cuz u are tired
2018-05-30 17:55
just use your brain next time you try to talk to adults
2018-05-30 17:58
#22
kNgV- | 
Poland Mleko1 
Just wait for playoffs there are at almost every tournament shit teams during groups
2018-05-30 17:02
it's fun just to watch counter strike if you watch it just to see which team will win why are you here
2018-05-30 17:16
#6
KSCERATO | 
Yugoslavia Bedash 
+1
2018-05-30 16:53
#12
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Finland Alienx15 
Don't watch then?
2018-05-30 16:54
#25
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Germany Youngnibba 
Never ever in life has someone being so wrong
2018-05-30 17:08
Who is interested in your comments other than you?
2018-05-30 17:15
I'm interested to watch because I'm a real CS fan and come on who isn't bored of watching asstrlis vs faze all the time? I love the tier 2
2018-05-30 17:18
#42
aslak | 
Finland SunMutsi 
Nobody forces you to watch, fake csgo fan
2018-05-30 17:49
acc. to u, a csgo fan should also watch matches like Windigo - Fragsters? then i feel sorry for those "fans" a match may be interesting or not, it depends on the both teams players' level, and it's weird to watch a match of 2 gold nova teams just because they play csgo
2018-05-30 17:57
nice
2018-05-30 16:52
#3
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg
2018-05-30 16:53
#7
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Brazil stewArt1 
expected from MSL top1
2018-05-30 16:54
#9
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
avangar so strong rn
2018-05-30 16:54
#10
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France plagueis 
ez
2018-05-30 16:54
#11
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Netherlands jonsve 
wellwellwell
2018-05-30 16:54
#17
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
SO EASY FOR 3RD BEST PLAYER EVER V4LDE (behind Ropz and GodJ ofc)
2018-05-30 16:58
lets go avengers!
2018-05-30 17:02
#23
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Avangar old logo [*]
2018-05-30 17:03
#24
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Finland Smoonah 
god sent so inconsistent haha
2018-05-30 17:04
is what i said to myself hah
2018-05-30 17:42
nt godsent
2018-05-30 17:49
The end of botfox...
2018-05-30 18:02
Valde is insane
2018-05-30 18:06
Avangar poggers
2018-05-30 18:28
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