North through to IEM Chicago over ENCE

North have defeated ENCE 2-1 (Mirage 14-16, Inferno 16-12, Nuke 16-10) in the IEM Chicago Europe closed qualifier's consolidation final, securing their place at the $250,000 tournament.

After ENCE lost their first chance to qualify after narrowly losing the upper bracket final of the Europe closed qualifier to AVANGAR on Friday, while North beat Gambit in the lower bracket final, it was time for the Finns and the Danes to lock horns for the second spot on Saturday.

The series began on Mirage, where ENCE grabbed nine rounds on the offense as well as the second pistol round. North began climbing back on their own Terrorist side before it was even at 14-14, but they were stopped at the end as the Finnish side clinched the last two rounds.

North will be in Chicago in November

Aleksi "allu" Jalli & co. looked to close things out 2-0 as they were leading 9-1 on the CT side of Inferno, but Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's team fought back with the last five rounds on the half and dominated the second, securing a 16-12 win to equalize the series.

It was decided on Nuke, where the Danish team established a great start on the defense and went on to pick up a 12-3 half. Although they had trouble getting into the second half at the beginning, North were able to close things out at 16-10, 2-1, to secure the spot at the $250,000 tournament.

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 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 61 - 64 -3 89.0 1.07
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 55 - 60 -5 71.0 0.98
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 48 - 56 -8 66.7 0.94
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 53 - 54 -1 65.9 0.94
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 57 - 65 -8 73.9 0.93
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 73 - 52 +21 86.9 1.33
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 67 - 53 +14 88.6 1.23
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 52 - 54 -2 69.1 1.05
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 54 - 54 0 73.3 1.03
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 52 - 61 -9 65.6 0.93

IEM Chicago will take place on November 6-11, with the updated team list looking as follows:

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
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Not so ez for ENCE
2018-08-25 17:30
#3
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Not really
2018-08-25 17:30
Hard4Ence
2018-08-25 18:23
EzVsEnce
2018-08-26 02:35
mibr wont go out of groups btw
2018-08-25 17:30
Who are you
2018-08-25 17:48
who are YOU?
2018-08-25 17:51
Who is writing with me ?
2018-08-25 18:01
#53
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Denmark Twick_ 
You twin
2018-08-25 18:40
#43
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Europe sunephe 
+1
2018-08-25 18:10
+1
2018-08-25 19:41
#80
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
Sed for ENCE
2018-08-26 09:18
2ez4north
2018-08-25 17:30
what do you mean its overrated team?
2018-08-25 17:31
#22
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
0/8 More like ence is overrated
2018-08-25 17:37
#63
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Hungary StraYzie 
name checks out
2018-08-25 20:17
0/8
2018-08-26 08:10
ence chokce
2018-08-25 17:30
mad north Fan
2018-08-25 17:31
Mad ence fan*
2018-08-25 19:24
+1 sorry
2018-08-25 19:51
bro, nort is overrated af
2018-08-26 08:11
#78
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Denmark GUNzales 
No they are not. And they will proof when they have a complete roster. They havent got any stability on the team with all those changes. They'll be back. They just need to find a second valde 😎
2018-08-26 08:29
I agree nort overrated too North is not
2018-08-26 09:05
still 1# overrated team
2018-08-26 14:51
Yes nort is overrated
2018-08-26 15:15
sorry i meant north
2018-08-26 16:43
nort ok
2018-08-26 18:39
nt prodka
2018-08-26 08:11
ty
2018-08-26 11:46
Wasted spot, lowskill sh1t
2018-08-25 17:30
>Fan of Avangar >Say about wasted spots LUL
2018-08-25 19:41
Avangar >>> North Ty and bb
2018-08-25 19:45
#64
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Greece deST) 
0/8 nt
2018-08-25 20:28
Hahahah)))))
2018-08-25 20:29
#62
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Hungary StraYzie 
AVANGAR is f*uckin undefeated since fitch joined
2018-08-25 20:17
Ez4EnCE BtW
2018-08-25 17:31
ence has developed a not so nice habit of losing these important matches
2018-08-25 17:31
#15
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United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Agree, seem to blitz a qualifier to get rekt when it really matters
2018-08-25 17:33
LoL ence sucks
2018-08-25 17:31
how tf u post a blank comment?
2018-08-25 17:38
#28
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United Kingdom h4m 
Lmao +1
2018-08-25 17:46
lmao its not blank u stupid :Ddd
2018-08-25 17:49
#83
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
r/wooooooooosh
2018-08-26 13:46
+1
2018-08-25 17:57
#13
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
ENCE MEME TEAM VALDE GOD
2018-08-25 17:32
North top1 soon.
2018-08-25 17:33
Yes, after we win the major
2018-08-25 19:25
Kjaerbye 2 time Major winner and 2 time Major MVP.
2018-08-25 19:25
#16
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Turkey inmortial27 
Hahahahahahahaha EZ4NORTH
2018-08-25 17:33
#17
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
Ence lul
2018-08-25 17:33
Excited to see North at another tournament where they'll do absolutely nothing, followed up by MSL tweeting "more motivated than ever".
2018-08-25 17:36
#34
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
LMAOOOO
2018-08-25 17:50
followed by them dropping Valde or Kjaerbye so MSL can fill their role
2018-08-25 18:28
#21
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Denmark clutchkongen 
expected.
2018-08-25 17:37
#24
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Spain akproxx 
Both teams looking good
2018-08-25 17:39
ence LUL
2018-08-25 17:39
Nice
2018-08-25 17:40
enjoy your stay hope you wont get robbed in Chiraq >:D
2018-08-25 17:45
#29
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
not again, missed 2 chances like major :/
2018-08-25 17:47
north again with the stronK online play just to get crushed on lan. wasted spot like always
2018-08-25 17:49
What are you on about? Since March they've played 7 LAN tournaments and only finished out of the Top 4 one time (where they still 2-0'd Liquid and only had close losses to Fnatic and MiBr), winning over 100.000 $ in the process.
2018-08-25 17:56
#67
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South Africa nimmaJ 
hltv.org/stats/teams/events/7533/North?m.. They might do well at weaker LANs but theyve been abysmal at big events for how much talent they have
2018-08-25 21:11
#33
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Finland niklaSjj 
fucking great choking by ENCE ONCE AGAIN -,-
2018-08-25 17:49
Not so ez for ence...
2018-08-25 17:53
Lurppis xD Ence xD Top 10 xD
2018-08-25 17:54
are yuo rarted?
2018-08-25 17:58
im triggered
2018-08-25 18:07
#44
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Finland kaura 
Ence on LAN LUL (the joke is that they never manage to qualify for anything)
2018-08-25 18:16
#45
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Finland coswell 
Ence lost it esterday when they lost inferno :(
2018-08-25 18:17
Ence on lan? I arent think that.
2018-08-25 18:21
#47
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Sweden mixmixmartin 
ence looked good in the beginning. I guess it's back to tier 5 again
2018-08-25 18:22
MSL and Aizy OMEGALUL
2018-08-25 18:27
#51
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Brazil Beckermonster 
LOL ENCE LOST 2 CHANCES TO QUALIFY xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-08-25 18:33
#71
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Finland Faifainei 
again... feelsbadman
2018-08-25 23:59
#52
ZywOo | 
United States Rxalize 
Rip Ence era
2018-08-25 18:38
Expected
2018-08-25 19:41
I cant watch ence play, they keep making the stupidest shit..I thought they'd at some point learn from their constant mistakes but noooooo..It hurts so much watching these guys do podbot moves!
2018-08-25 20:44
#68
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Greece deST) 
All these retarded twitch kids spaming EZ4ENCE will not be missed on the upcoming event so gj North , well deserved.
2018-08-25 21:19
#69
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
notez4ence
2018-08-25 22:03
#70
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
Bot allu
2018-08-25 23:42
#72
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Portugal krohler 
North is slowly reaching they're potencial. Deserved
2018-08-26 00:59
#74
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Brazil Charizaldo 
EZ choke 4 ENCE
2018-08-26 04:14
#81
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Nepal Avhy 
Nice choke ence.
2018-08-26 10:40
#88
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Finland eMBeJaana 
unluko
2018-08-26 21:10
MSL = bot.
2018-08-27 01:49
#90
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Turkey 0vercast 
-xseven +ottond
2018-08-27 08:15
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