North overcome Astralis to win DreamHack Masters Stockholm

The grand final of DreamHack Masters Stockholm went all three maps, with North defeating Astralis 2-1 (16-1 Dust2, 6-16 Train, 16-11 Overpass) to lift the trophy and secure a $100,000 prize pool.

North started the grand final furiously, grabbing a 6-0 T-side lead on Dust2, Astralis' map pick, without much resistance being put up by their opponents. After a tactical timeout from Astralis, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's team went for a swift B-split which resulted in Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye catching Emil "Magisk" Reif off-guard, and the rest of his team overwhelming the site.

As the match continued, Astralis struggled to hold off the fast map control attempts from North, winning only two opening duels as they went 10-0 down to their Danish rivals. With kills from Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, Astralis finally managed to open up the round in a positive manner, and got themselves on the board. However, MSL secured all three kills in a 2v3 afterplant and Kjaerbye salvaged the ensuing anti-force, breaking Astralis' bank (12-1).

Following a 14-1 first half, Philip "aizy" Aistrup had a massive performance in the second pistol and single-handedly secured the round for his side, picking off three Astralis members with the USP-S as they tried to cross from long towards A. North closed out the game right away, 16-1, moving on to Train.

North smashed Astralis 16-1 on Dust2

A fast B approach from Astralis fell flat in the opening of Train, with North using that to grab a 3-0 lead as CTs on their map pick. Despite losing the first buy, gla1ve's team could muster another rifle round and got on the board with it, breaking North's economy soon to tie the score at 3-3.

With a strong economy, Astralis started dictating the pace of the game and picking apart their opponents' defences, going up 8-4 shortly. Nicolai "device" Reedtz shone as North struggled to hold against the A-splits that kept coming round after round, but finally added another round to their tally when Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså got a quad-kill, locking down B (10-5).

After switching to the CT side, Astralis managed tight B site retakes in both the pistol and the following force-buy to advance their lead, getting to the brink of the map win. Kjaerbye's quick entry on B won North the first Terrorist rifle round, but Astralis managed to save three guns and strike right back with a three-man B halls aggression strategy (14-6). By shutting down two limited buys from North, Astralis finished off the map 16-6.

Astralis struck back with a great display on Train, but couldn't close it out

Magisk's triple with the Glock was pivotal to Astralis winning the T pistol on Overpass and saw them kick-off the decider on the right foot. The approach to both sites was shut down by North in the first rifle round, Kjaerbye's aggressive position was hard for Astralis to deal with in the follow-up, and shortly, the score was tied at 3-3.

After a B-site execute worked out for Astralis, they focused on the site for a couple of rounds in a row, finding success each time, with frags from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen proving crucial (8-3). A mid-round adaptation and a hat-trick of kills from MSL with the AWP stopped the bleeding for North, they made the game competitive, but Xyp9x still clutched out the last round of the half to give his side a comfortable three-round lead.

It didn't take long for North to get back to business, though, as North won the pistol and the followups to tie the score at 9-9 before taking the lead with a very fast A Long push, which caught device out of position. The score was 12-9 for North when Astralis started scraping together some tight rounds, but North then broke through the B site defences, took the round, and broke Astralis' economy, closing the map out shortly 16-11.

Matchpage
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Train
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Overpass
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 44 - 40 +4 70.5 1.06
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 44 - 46 -2 86.0 1.02
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 36 - 40 -4 65.6 0.98
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 37 - 48 -11 66.6 0.96
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 42 - 45 -3 65.1 0.86
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 51 - 42 +9 84.2 1.20
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 43 - 38 +5 81.7 1.17
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 42 - 38 +4 74.9 1.06
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 46 - 43 +3 75.5 1.05
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 37 - 42 -5 63.8 0.94

Final standings:

1. Denmark North - $100,000
2. Denmark Astralis - $50,000
3-4. Sweden NiP - $22,000
3-4. Europe mousesports - $22,000
5-8. Europe FaZe - $10,000
5-8. Ukraine Natus Vincere - $10,000
5-8. Denmark Heroic - $10,000
5-8. Brazil MIBR - $10,000
9-12. China TYLOO - $2,000
9-12. Other HellRaisers - $2,000
9-12. Canada Ghost - $2,000
9-12. Denmark OpTic - $2,000
13-16. United States NRG - $2,000
13-16. Sweden fnatic - $2,000
13-16. Australia Grayhound - $2,000
13-16. Kazakhstan Gambit - $2,000

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1548
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
845
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1605
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
GG WP by North! Astralis dont look really good...i cant believe mibr lost to THIS...
2018-09-02 20:52
#8
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Austria shaakeh 
EXPECTED
2018-09-02 20:52
MSL MVP?
2018-09-02 20:53
#59
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Denmark Twick_ 
Well played north, gg
2018-09-02 20:54
#98
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Palestine zwe 
congrats deserved!
2018-09-02 20:57
expected lol
2018-09-02 20:58
MSL top fragger. Is he the new 2016 Fallen?
2018-09-03 01:24
Or aizy. Msl has better playoffs aizy had a better tournament IMO.
2018-09-02 21:01
Valdemort lul
2018-09-02 21:06
device, aizy, and valde all got >1.15 ratings over the entire tournament while MSL finished with a 1.06. MSL generally played really well this tournament, but my guess is that aizy or device will get the MVP.
2018-09-02 21:17
device lost, he wont get MVP
2018-09-02 21:19
simple got 2 mvps from finals that he lost. device had a higher rating than aizy and valde, so him getting mvp wouldn't be unexpected.
2018-09-02 21:20
s1mple got the MVP cuz he got insane rating over the whole tournament, device has 1.24 rating lmao
2018-09-02 21:21
Simple almost 2.0 lol
2018-09-02 21:45
still more than aizy and valde so why not
2018-09-02 21:46
why not NiKo MVP he has the highest rating?
2018-09-02 21:47
#256
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
why not allu mvp allu is god
2018-09-02 23:10
#300
 | 
Indonesia Volt_OW 
+1
2018-09-03 17:05
#233
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Brazil R1skySHOOOW 
S1mple lost on other tournament (early this year I think) and claim the MVP... It doesn't metter when it really deserves!
2018-09-02 21:54
yes but device doesnt deserve it
2018-09-02 21:59
#241
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Brazil R1skySHOOOW 
+1 Of course not! Agree with MSL. Really deserved
2018-09-02 22:04
#35
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Czech Republic Peks123 
undeserved
2018-09-02 20:53
Sure, it's NIP or some swedish shit team that will beat this danish terminator
2018-09-02 20:56
Oh why man? It is well deserved win.They won against Mousesports which is #5 in The world bracket and The best team in The world twice
2018-09-02 20:57
and navi #2
2018-09-02 20:58
+1, hard to argue that they didnt deserve the trophy when they beat #1 team TWICE, #2 Team and #5 team in the world
2018-09-02 21:25
#249
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World Nastradoomus 
True.
2018-09-02 22:21
#75
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India swast1k36 
Most unexpected results of 2018
2018-09-02 20:55
C9 major*
2018-09-02 21:03
#179
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India swast1k36 
Maybe this comes at #2 then?
2018-09-02 21:14
#264
 | 
Armenia baitpolice 
shaakeh is the only one who could expect this
2018-09-03 00:49
#266
 | 
Spain Seo0k 
North only wins dreamhacks? xd
2018-09-03 01:01
Ez
2018-09-02 20:53
MSLVP
2018-09-02 20:53
#95
 | 
India swast1k36 
MSL >>>>>>>>>device
2018-09-02 20:56
#25
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
MiBR is a tier 3 team
2018-09-02 20:53
Kkkk, wait a few time, your astralis Will be struggled for US. Ynk said that they just had time tô adjust tarik on The team, wait brow
2018-09-02 20:55
#100
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
Stewie and tarik don't fit BR cs -Stew -tarik +TACO +kscerato MiBR top 3 Stew and tarik back to C9 ---> C9 top 5
2018-09-02 20:57
Brow, everyone agree with you, but its impossible and you cant say that this team cant be top 3, these guys are so good. Obs : Trkkkk or kscerato?
2018-09-02 21:03
#164
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
imo these guys will never reach anything MiBR has to go back players who were Made in BRAZIL, not in the US kscerato
2018-09-02 21:08
Lets wait Bro, i believe in this team
2018-09-02 21:10
#174
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
also, one of the reasons I can't give any chance to this team is that I liked SK, and I can't stand MiBRUSA I don't like Stew, and it just hurts seeing 2 "americans" alongside 3 Brazilian beasts
2018-09-02 21:12
Everyone agree with you, in this "MIUSA" point. Mainly brazilians, but we cant do nothing. Our chance is cheer for luminosity.
2018-09-02 21:18
#192
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
Lumino <3
2018-09-02 21:18
They are destroying all BR teams, its good to see they playing
2018-09-02 21:32
#212
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
I do think that BR has a lot of promising teams: Lumino, FURIA, TeamOne, Wild, Sharks, maybe even NoTag, I can't wait for them to take over MiBR, that's why I'm a fan of Lumino :D
2018-09-02 21:35
Man, i love to watch these 3 or 4 tier games. Like T1 and furia VS Eunited, swole patrol, etc. Insane, maybe better than tier 1
2018-09-04 03:36
#331
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
There are good ones for sure For example I like watching Aussie CS, because they approach the game differently / they play in another style, and the bigger teams like ORDER, Grayhound and Tainted Minds are on the same level, so you never know who's gonna win. Also, Chiefs is not far behind either
2018-09-04 15:41
#236
 | 
Hungary golliath 
Not americans tho, stew is asian and tarik is turkish :))
2018-09-02 21:57
#238
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
that's why i wrote "americans" instead of americans simply with the quotation mark
2018-09-02 21:58
Do you realize americans are all immigrants right ? Or do you have 3rd grade education and 85iq. Oh wait....hungarian
2018-09-05 02:26
#357
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
I don't even want to react to stupid romanian
2018-09-05 18:51
#97
 | 
Israel jablay 
ASTRALIS ERA
2018-09-02 20:56
#47
 | 
Brazil nomurway 
so easy btw 16-1 will never be forgotten
2018-09-02 20:53
2018-09-02 20:55
G2 who cares xd
2018-09-02 21:01
Spanish cs
2018-09-02 21:03
brazilian cs
2018-09-02 21:03
Brazil 2 majors Spain 0 majors
2018-09-02 21:06
Brazil 3rd world Spain 1st world
2018-09-02 21:06
We're talking about cs
2018-09-02 21:06
#216
BRNZ1K | 
Brazil sfels 
Bro spain 40% of yong people unemployment lol
2018-09-02 21:37
#163
meyern | 
Brazil 1930 
this nolifer is russian, not spanish and he is retard, don't bother answering him
2018-09-02 21:08
#160
 | 
Brazil Capi___ 
Spanish Cs is amazing , Right? Lmao
2018-09-02 21:07
Roasted
2018-09-02 21:20
#327
 | 
Brazil nomurway 
+1
2018-09-04 04:05
7-1
2018-09-02 20:56
#325
 | 
Brazil BlueLighting 
5 world cups
2018-09-03 23:13
But you still got rek'ed 7-1 on homesoil. Must hurt like a bitch
2018-09-04 19:30
asthrowlis
2018-09-02 20:56
Are you coming to this year of SawCon? It's a really great cs event.
2018-09-02 20:59
MIBR surely will lose to every top-5 team.
2018-09-02 21:49
like mousesports, oh wait...
2018-09-02 23:38
Yes. And Na'Vi. Only North and Astralis are good atm... Maybe Liquid, idk.
2018-09-03 09:16
icri lol
2018-09-04 21:05
noob
2018-09-03 06:58
#2
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
wtf
2018-09-02 20:52
Expected
2018-09-02 20:53
#4
 | 
Finland tsuukacsgo 
very easy for MSL
2018-09-02 20:52
ez
2018-09-02 20:53
#6
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
I loved North since the day they entered CS, They haven't won anything. Since they kicked mertz, I hate them, and what do you do North? Ya win, ty
2018-09-02 20:53
#110
 | 
Europe juanoo 
Lol
2018-09-02 20:57
tilted fan kid gets disappoitned against a tier 2 cs team
2018-09-02 21:41
#7
Jame | 
Netherlands KarakurtJ 
hi
2018-09-02 20:52
#9
 | 
Denmark Snadefar 
SHAKERBYE LUL
2018-09-02 20:53
#64
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
ez win for aimlock
2018-09-02 20:54
#132
 | 
Denmark Snadefar 
+1
2018-09-02 21:00
#246
BRNZ1K | 
Brazil sfels 
Bro shut up, astralis just win MIBR beacuse glaive baited more than have blonde people on denmark, north best team of denmark suck this
2018-09-02 22:14
#259
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
Cry is free
2018-09-02 23:29
Lmao
2018-09-02 20:52
#11
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Sweden KarlXII 
XAXAXAXAXAX Asstralis GG North, really impressive tournament win, beating Astralis bo3 x2, NaVi and Mouz. Kjaerbye atm: youtube.com/watch?v=kiEqGhgWf5Y
2018-09-02 20:55
#12
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India baba_dhanraj 
ASTRALIS ERA!!!! i think not :) GG
2018-09-02 20:52
GG NO RE
2018-09-04 08:13
called it
2018-09-02 20:53
deserved
2018-09-02 20:53
#16
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
Well deserved
2018-09-02 20:53
#17
 | 
Finland coswell 
Great game North!! MSL best awp denmark :E Aizy MVP?
2018-09-02 20:53
#18
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Czech Republic Peks123 
shit north undeserved
2018-09-02 20:53
U are stupid
2018-09-02 21:01
flair checks out
2018-09-03 03:05
Nt last place
2018-09-03 09:21
#295
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
+1 fluke
2018-09-03 11:54
Just disband, LULstralis
2018-09-02 20:53
#21
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORTH!
2018-09-02 20:53
#23
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Poland Arrow_1337 
gg
2018-09-02 20:53
#24
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Deserved!
2018-09-02 20:53
#26
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Ireland infesterinc 
Deserved.
2018-09-02 20:53
expected
2018-09-02 20:53
expected
2018-09-02 20:53
#30
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Poland Astoner55 
GG North, deserved win!
2018-09-02 20:53
Gg wp North
2018-09-02 20:53
ez
2018-09-02 20:53
GG WP North 😁
2018-09-02 20:53
#36
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s 
ez MSL
2018-09-02 20:53
#37
 | 
Chile nachooww 
gg wp, aizy for aizy
2018-09-02 20:53
#38
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Norway Rednaxela 
MSL is still shit. GG
2018-09-02 20:53
ahhahah dev1ce not #2 this year...Maximum 3-4
2018-09-02 20:53
RIP ASTRALIS ERA
2018-09-02 20:53
#41
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
Astralis #1 ahahah(no)
2018-09-02 20:53
MSL MVP?
2018-09-02 20:53
#43
 | 
Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Somehow MSL from bot become topfragger haha , somehow his stupid strats run and shoot works...
2018-09-02 20:53
#44
 | 
United States F1ourish 
GOD MSL
2018-09-02 20:53
#45
 | 
Turkey devriyeL 
YEAEEAHAHAH
2018-09-02 20:53
#46
 | 
Ukraine d1laN 
gggggggggggg
2018-09-02 20:53
Astralis rekt in dust 2 LUL Deserved for North Astralis is overrated
2018-09-02 20:54
#49
NEO | 
Poland kola5410 
Gj North well done astralis very nice try hope you saved strats
2018-09-02 20:54
#50
 | 
Brazil Atok 
Congratz North!
2018-09-02 20:54
#51
 | 
Finland EdiEz 
Astralis :D
2018-09-02 20:54
GG
2018-09-02 20:54
#53
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
stunna cringey
2018-09-02 20:54
-Fallen +MSL
2018-09-02 20:54
#55
 | 
Ukraine richUkrainian 
Expected
2018-09-02 20:54
#56
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
well lets see how North is gonna play on major
2018-09-02 20:54
lets go north finally my dream grand final almost 2 years in the making
2018-09-02 20:54
CALLED IT
2018-09-02 20:54
#60
 | 
Canada kyzradaM 
Wooo expected tbh
2018-09-02 20:54
#61
 | 
Denmark d1ckweed 
Congratulations MSL and co. MSL should be MVP.
2018-09-02 20:54
WTF????????
2018-09-02 20:54
#63
 | 
Denmark DanishDelight 
North looking so strong in this tournament..Gratz on the win, well deserved
2018-09-02 20:54
MSL best AWPer
2018-09-02 20:54
#67
 | 
Albania legolasssq 
MSL King of the North
2018-09-02 20:54
ELT'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO IM FUCKING SHAKINGGGGGGGGGGG
2018-09-02 20:54
#69
 | 
Brazil fadefedora 
so ez for north
2018-09-02 20:54
#70
 | 
Dominican Republic asdawda 
MSL MVP
2018-09-02 20:55
#71
 | 
China braxton6 
So happy for MSL,he made it!To prove himself
2018-09-02 20:55
how come that lad didn't aren't knows what "address the crowd" is? LMAO congratulations North TOP #1 WE DANISH WE VIKINGS WE GOING NORTH WE ARE THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BabyRage
2018-09-02 20:55
#185
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
lul
2018-09-02 21:16
HAHHAHAAHH LUL NORTH ARE BOTS
2018-09-02 20:55
-bots -beating Astralis x2 in a bo3, NaVi in a bo3, Mouz in a bo3 and winning DreamHack Masters Stockholm Pick one
2018-09-03 03:24
i pick bots
2018-09-03 13:30
I find the games and results on this event very, very unexpected.
2018-09-02 20:55
expected
2018-09-02 20:55
#78
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
EZ
2018-09-02 20:55
HAHAHA REKT
2018-09-02 20:55
Well done North. Hope Astralis learn from this and do well in the Major.
2018-09-02 20:55
#82
 | 
Israel xpicyyy 
GG
2018-09-02 20:56
#83
 | 
Denmark Nix0z 
MSL played insane!
2018-09-02 20:56
#84
 | 
Spain akproxx 
Msl just rekts every hater in the world
2018-09-02 20:56
#85
felps | 
Portugal oxlade_ 
GREAT AF
2018-09-02 20:56
#86
 | 
Czech Republic Konopich 
How the fuck? Tier 3 completely underdogs just won?
2018-09-02 20:56
#87
 | 
Chile StfanoLELE 
So ez for KennymSl
2018-09-02 20:56
#88
 | 
Denmark dondane 
I'm feeling thank you
2018-09-02 20:56
#89
 | 
Spain elskio 
nice! now major for astra
2018-09-02 20:56
#90
 | 
United States 0dragoon0 
EZ
2018-09-02 20:56
MSL MVP...? his rating under 1.0 lol
2018-09-02 20:56
#96
Pogba | 
France uria64 
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2018-09-02 21:04
#101
 | 
Brazil petryyy 
GG NORTH, GOD MSL > DEVICE
2018-09-02 20:57
#102
 | 
Vietnam rollofocker 
MSL übermench
2018-09-02 20:57
I'm torn, I like MSL and aizy but not kjaerby
2018-09-02 20:57
Wooohoo, i hope this shuts up MSL haters. This guy deserve so much after all hate he get. And what to say about zonic/ave. The 2 two Legends, how in short time they make New era of young players play and think about game. Showing how good those 2 was in they prime. Absolutly amazing story for both teams, they are lucky to have coaches like Zonic/ave. Much respect! Amazing display North! Dont stop here
2018-09-02 20:57
Niko english... kkkkk
2018-09-02 20:57
deserved!
2018-09-02 20:57
#107
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Slovakia baucek1 
EZ4MSLUL
2018-09-02 20:57
#108
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG North WP MSL
2018-09-02 20:57
#109
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Nepal Avhy 
Deserved
2018-09-02 20:57
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ
2018-09-02 20:58
#112
rain | 
Netherlands Skoyson 
Im feeling thank you
2018-09-02 20:58
start day with 0-16 against mouse, end day with rekting astralis xD
2018-09-02 20:58
MSL MVP POGGERS
2018-09-02 20:58
#116
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Brunei S4jko 
great match
2018-09-02 20:58
Where is that Reddit kid I saw who said he would go to Antarctica naked if North won this final
2018-09-02 20:59
#120
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Congrats, what a surprise. Win a tier 1 tournament and beat the best team in TWO bo3s along the way. GG I just don't get why Astralis didn't take nuke as 1st map
2018-09-02 20:59
#187
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Hungary StraYzie 
because mouz just beat North 16-0 on D2
2018-09-02 21:17
#217
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Croatia Jack Russell 
I know but that was mouz, and everyone knows that dd2 is the most unpredictable map of all. I think they should have picked their most comfortable map (they also beat North on it in groups, 16-8). But nvm, good game
2018-09-02 21:37
#220
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Hungary StraYzie 
I think so as well, but they might have tought that North prepared for Nuke, because they were so horrible on D2. I knew Astra would win Train, I just felt that D2 wasn't the good choice, I'm only disappointed bc Astralis is the team in Overpass, and they just lost easily
2018-09-02 21:39
#121
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Astralis not even #1 in Denmark lul
2018-09-02 20:59
Duh they are still the best, one tournament doesn’t change that
2018-09-02 21:02
#123
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
LETS GO BOIS
2018-09-02 20:59
#124
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Sweden Akoulad 
DreamHack fluke Masters lmfaoooo
2018-09-02 20:59
Beating the best team in the world twice in a bo3 is a fluke? Mad cos 0-2..
2018-09-03 03:52
#288
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Sweden Akoulad 
That's why it's a fluke
2018-09-03 07:10
right, so was the 2-0 over Navi. Oh wait, maybe it was also the 2-1 over mouz. Silly me
2018-09-03 07:46
#290
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Sweden Akoulad 
No, North 2-0'd NaVi because Na'Vi is trash. Mousesports could have easily 2-0 but Snax messed up some crucial round. Yes, you are silly!
2018-09-03 08:42
Yes. The whole CS game is based on a fluke to much extent: first, pistol rounds, then an unknown number of T/CT rounds with a wildly fluctuating economy. I'd love to see this mode: at each round each player receives $7500 (so that people wouldn't unnecessary buy autosnipers) and each team plays 15 rounds for CT and 15 rounds for T. Then in the end all the wins are summed up. The team with the biggest number of rounds win. This eliminates flukes as much a possible.
2018-09-03 17:54
Unexpected🙃
2018-09-02 20:59
#126
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Switzerland Tiiger 
Expected
2018-09-02 20:59
Oh god finally some one ends the streak! .. North North North! Unbelievable !
2018-09-02 20:59
#128
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Bulgaria 21petar 
MSL best igl valde best player
2018-09-02 20:59
Cheater msl , wp
2018-09-02 20:59
Now I'm proud to have an MSL-sign on my profile! GG North
2018-09-02 21:00
Good shit from North. Congrats!
2018-09-02 21:00
#135
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Brazil Nickzim 
"I feel thank you" NIKO, budget
2018-09-02 21:01
no device - no win, it's always been like this ez major for Astralis, you can quote me on this
2018-09-02 21:01
#139
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Latvia Tibro 
gg lets see how be in major lol gratz!
2018-09-02 21:01
#140
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Denmark LordLawa 
ez fucking shit
2018-09-02 21:01
"best team in the world" It makes me laugh every time I hear that. I`m not a hatter but anybody can beat anybody in the top10 on a good day, losing to faze 3-0 in the final now this. Astralis = very good team BUT extremely overhyped.
2018-09-02 21:02
#152
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Nope astralis is clearly the best and most consistent team in the world making finals or top4s and only ever losing to eventual champions.
2018-09-02 21:05
#183
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Europe FlyingObject 
+1
2018-09-02 21:16
SPOT ON
2018-09-03 06:09
really impressive matches,gg North! congrats!
2018-09-02 21:02
Worlds best team? More like the biggest joke of a team. These guys looked more like a t3 team all tournament compared to an almost unbeatable force that was the best team in the world a month ago. Complete jokes. Loosing to North, a t3 team at best, in the groups is one thing, beating MiBR in quarters, and then loosing to the likes of North again in the finals? what the actual hell. I hope this was a wake up punch in the face to these guys that they're not unbeatable, that they're not on a pedestal all alone, and that other teams have had a month of practice to counter whatever Asstralis do. Maybe Asstralis should've done the same instead of slumping around thinking they're gods at the game. And this is coming from an asstralis fan. Smh. Garbage performace.
2018-09-02 21:03
LOOOL SALTY ASTRALIS FAGLORD SPOTTED
2018-09-03 03:56
If astralis still want a era then they need to win the major.
2018-09-02 21:03
#165
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North America Hyperdogy 
yep no major no era tbh
2018-09-02 21:09
ye
2018-09-02 22:10
Funny enough, when they won the major they were not as dominant.
2018-09-03 15:34
The map where device were owning Astralis won. The maps where he sucked they lost, yup he is very important for this team.
2018-09-02 21:04
#166
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
true. he didnt play as always
2018-09-02 21:09
#151
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
GG Valde MVP
2018-09-02 21:04
Im starting to think that this "new dd2" is not the most optimized map...
2018-09-02 21:05
#155
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Russia HellFish 
MVP Valde
2018-09-02 21:05
Gg matchfix hahahah congrats
2018-09-02 21:06
WP by North. MSL deserved mvp more, but congrats do Valde.
2018-09-02 21:07
#162
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
GG to North! Well deserved! Some amazing calls from MSL on Overpass.
2018-09-02 21:08
AstraLUL
2018-09-02 21:09
#168
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China longkas 
Deserved
2018-09-02 21:09
nice
2018-09-02 21:09
Im not against any team but north was playin out of their minds?? Were they just too stronk or did they have some kind of "help"?? If its a clean win ..wow cocky rushes worked like hell
2018-09-02 21:10
#173
shox | 
United Kingdom teRReX_ 
is north still lucky ??????
2018-09-02 21:11
#175
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Russia v1p3rrr 
rofl how is there major after off-season? I think team like spacesoldiers gonna win it lmao
2018-09-02 21:12
wow north won smth...
2018-09-02 21:13
#177
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Denmark clutchkongen 
gz to north! men øv :(
2018-09-02 21:13
#178
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
u glaiva mat' sdohla, lezhit v pomojke
2018-09-02 21:13
Astralis is obviously still the best team in the world. Who Else would it be? Certainly not north, Navi, faze or MIBR...
2018-09-02 21:14
how to win against astralis >? play agressive, they have no clue how to counter agressive teams - look for north in DH or SK in 2017 - outplayed every time xD btw. respect for north, msl and aizy was playing out of their minds, same with dupreeh and his sick entries ; btw - device sux - whiffs worse than allu or draken - overrated as fck player, top 5 in the world my ass
2018-09-02 21:15
Someone switched his mouse. Was scoping with left and shooting with right button kek.
2018-09-02 21:26
Its very simple.. North could play without pressure, Astralis could not. Bad by Astralis, random by North. North will fail bigtime at the major.
2018-09-02 21:16
#194
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
"random by North" wins against number 2 team in the world wins against number 1 team in the world twice wins against number 5 team in the world All bo3s """""Random""""""
2018-09-02 21:20
You dont think Astralis played bad and let North look good? I do. North is not bad, but in my mind they only won because the other teams failed. And, they played without pressure.
2018-09-02 21:39
This happened to Gambit and Cloud 9 as well recently. Check how they rank right now.
2018-09-03 17:32
Remember me? 👍😀
2018-09-12 22:57
#184
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Dafuq
2018-09-02 21:16
gz north wp also niko with the xantares shoutout was gold
2018-09-02 21:18
#242
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
what is that?
2018-09-02 22:04
Im a fan of north now
2018-09-02 21:20
WTF MSL?? BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD OMG
2018-09-02 21:20
#199
ZywOo | 
United States Rxalize 
*loses 16-0 on dust 2, plays best team in world on dust 2 wins 16-1* makes sense
2018-09-02 21:21
ezpz
2018-09-02 21:23
Unexpected but gg. Now gla1ve pulls out 200IQ for major. Lookout boiisss #ToTheStars
2018-09-02 21:24
ENCE was so close to beat North as well.... ence top5
2018-09-02 21:27
#206
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El Salvador Sp1x 
North coming out of nowhere becoming a real contender for the major.
2018-09-02 21:29
#207
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Canada mandydingo 
Easy when you have the most blatant cheater in the CS scene
2018-09-02 21:29
glaive ?
2018-09-02 21:35
#332
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Canada mandydingo 
Kjaerbye
2018-09-04 16:59
loved this dreamhack, awsome games. north deserved the 1st place, cold as ice at the final ! loved it ! congratz north!!! keep it up
2018-09-02 21:32
#209
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Sweden Div-\ 
Msl best tournament of his life. Curious to see how long his form will last, imho not that long.
2018-09-02 21:32
wait what? only 100k? that would explain it
2018-09-02 21:33
prizepool is $250,000 not $100,000 like subtitle says. they meant grand prize
2018-09-02 21:39
yeah but for a premier tournament that’s kinda meh aside from the grand slamwich million
2018-09-02 21:53
lmao
2018-09-02 21:36
#218
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
MSL era!
2018-09-02 21:38
The prize pool is $250,000, not $100,000. Subtitle is wrongo
2018-09-02 21:39
#228
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World kappantastic 
It is correct. That's why it is called prize "pool"
2018-09-02 21:46
deserved
2018-09-02 21:39
one of the best recent finals.
2018-09-02 21:41
#229
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Im a Astralis fan, respekt to North, they win over the biggest team in World,, respekt to Them.
2018-09-02 21:46
North DELETED astralis on d2 hahaha WP north! <3
2018-09-02 21:55
No, North didnt, Astralis did it themselves.
2018-09-02 22:50
#267
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India stiwa5k 
Free cry
2018-09-03 01:21
#235
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Brazil oldStar 
Total Unexpected !
2018-09-02 21:56
0-16 on D2 in semis 16-1 on D2 in final CS is so random and it's beautiful.
2018-09-02 21:57
#240
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Belgium azertyuio 
Well thats really dominant from Danish teams. Looks like they rule over Scandinavian CS
2018-09-02 22:02
expected
2018-09-02 22:10
#245
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Brazil Espadas1989 
Gz Denmark Cs
2018-09-02 22:11
Nice
2018-09-02 22:15
#248
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Poland KCSJ 
GG North
2018-09-02 22:16
RIGED
2018-09-02 22:30
#251
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Ukraine pho9NiX 
Nice d2 balance
2018-09-02 22:32
#252
gAuLeS | 
Brazil nclsS 
What the fuck Just happened
2018-09-02 22:48
#254
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
MSL > sav1ce
2018-09-02 22:51
#255
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Poland HTMFS 
Shit happens, but I'm still with my boys. Hope for good result on major.
2018-09-02 23:02
#257
Golden | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
GG. Mibr, Navi and Faze are loosers in this one. While North and MSL are THE winners here. Astralis will be disappointed but still, not so far as a whole. And also, some guy asked here few days back, why Mouz are never featured in "storyline articles", the 4 core is simply enough for the team to get in to playoffs, but they've never been able, so far, to find a 5th who would make them the team #1. Styko nor Snax seem to be the missing piece of the puzzle. And this storyline is more sad than exciting. GG NiP. Nonetheless, Major will be the definition of chase for the greatness on so many fronts.
2018-09-02 23:15
We need to give more credit to AVE, the mastermind behind this team
2018-09-02 23:22
#261
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Portugal palito334 
To all the astralis fans, you were just outplayed and you still crying for it. Next time don't be so confident and learn to lose <3
2018-09-02 23:41
#262
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Macedonia balich 
North 0:16 Mousesports - Dust2 North 16:1 Astralis - Dust2 Imagine what will happened if mousesports play against Astralis on Dust2
2018-09-02 23:59
#268
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Nothing, dust2 so unbalanced, most t-sided map ever, and if good teams playing vs each other only way to earn decent number of rounds on CT side its double awp setup
2018-09-03 01:22
#263
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Canada herocoolzzz 
I thought they were tired cuz they play bo3 in one day in a row. GGWP well played North.
2018-09-03 00:29
ggwp!
2018-09-03 00:53
danish shuffle incoming #danessuperteamhype
2018-09-03 01:32
#271
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African Union mikecool 
Wp north. New hotness in town ;)
2018-09-03 01:33
Ave da king
2018-09-03 01:45
Astralis was brutally raped on D2
2018-09-03 02:21
How do you go from being 0-16 on Dust 2 to then 16-1 on dust 2
2018-09-03 02:52
#277
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
ikr
2018-09-03 03:21
#291
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Ukraine ksay 
cus they know how to play t-side vs mouse they played only ct
2018-09-03 08:51
#278
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
I don’t like kjaerbye a bit but at least astralis didn’t win
2018-09-03 03:22
astolis lul
2018-09-03 04:07
danish era?
2018-09-03 04:13
0:16 vs mous 16:1 vs Astralis Hm
2018-09-03 04:28
A real top-level match
2018-09-03 05:24
majko mila jebem ti mrtvu igricu gdje lud jebe zbunjenog i obratno
2018-09-03 12:53
Chokestralis 2.0
2018-09-03 13:30
Force buys killed Astralis on Overpass and North were too unpredictable for them to defend with very limited weapons. Astralis still looked great and I don't quite understand why Dev1ce is being criticized - he did what he could. And in the second half of the map he had a chance to AWP only once. I loved the last two maps but on Dust2 I still don't quite understand what really happened. For some reasons Astralis couldn't adjust in time - three long takes left them penniless - still more reasons to learn and become an even better team. I still think Astralis is team number one and North's win here is a fluke which we've seen too many times already with Cloud 9/Gambit and others.
2018-09-03 17:27
MSL brain blocked gla1ve with his anti-strats, that maked them play bad, because of no clear leadership
2018-09-04 08:29
16-1 ??
2018-09-04 08:14
#333
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
wtf did i just miss ??
2018-09-04 17:12
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