North overcome Windigo; to EU Minor playoffs

North came from behind in the series to beat Windigo and book their spot in the double-elimination playoffs at the Europe Minor.

The Group B decider match began with North getting off to a flying start as CTs on their opponents' map pick, Overpass. Despite winning their first round when they were down 0-5, Windigo did it with just Deagles, and followed that up with a triple-kill from Valentin "poizon" Vasilev in a successful 2v4 situation, which led them to eventually equalize the score.

Casper "cadiaN" Møller then called for a tactical pause, inspiring his men to keep their cool. The Danes looked sharp from that moment, stringing four rounds together to bag a 9-5 lead, but still could not stop the Bulgarians from winning the last round of the half.

Windigo started the second half well, winning their CT pistol, an anti-eco, and the first gun round as Viktor "v1c7oR" Dyankov denied Philip "aizy" Aistrup from clutching a 1v2 situation. The Bulgarian side would not let go off the gas and went on to take the lead in convincing fashion, 14-9.

North still responded with a three-round winning streak, but there was little they could do to stop Windigo, who saw poizon find two consecutive triple-kills with an AWP to close out the map for his team, 16-12, and top the scoreboard with 31 frags.

cadiaN's North will take on Vitality in the upper bracket semi-final

Next up was North's map pick, Inferno, where Windigo took control of proceedings after winning four rounds in a row on the CT side. cadiaN's men responded with a trio of rounds, but their opponents quickly got back to the driving seat, eventually bagging a 6-4 lead. However, North got back on the board with an ace and a great flank from Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, storming to a 9-6 half-time lead from there on out.

North further added to their lead after winning a chaotic pistol on the back of a 1v2 clutch from aizy. Windigo still found a lifeline on the map with Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov pulling off a seemingly impossible 1v4 post-plant clutch, which they followed up with two more rounds, but Inferno was done and dusted as North steadily took the series to a third map, 16-9.

On Inferno, aizy led the way for his team with a 104.6 ADR and a 1.56 rating

The decider, Dust2, kicked off with Kjaerbye winning the CT pistol for his team with a ninja defuse in a 1v1 against SHiPZ. Windigo could not win the next round despite buying up weapons, but still managed to secure the subsequent one with doubles from SHiPZ and Yanko "blocker" Panov.

The game entered a back-and-forth period as neither team could take full control of the map, with North eventually bagging a narrow 6-5 lead. blocker and SHiPZ then turned a 2v5 situation around, however, inspiring their team to go up 8-7 by half-time.

North strung four rounds together to start off the second half on the right foot, 11-8. SHiPZ responded with a triple-kill in a great flank to help his team win their ninth round, and, although Windigo lost the following round, the Bulgarians managed to break North's economy at 11-12.

Still, with nothing but pistols, North reached the 13-round mark, and, from that point, remained calm and collected to seal the deal with a 16-13 scoreline.

Matchpage
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17th January 2019
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Overpass
12
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Inferno
16
13
Dust2
16
 Windigo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 70 - 54 +16 88.7 1.33
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ 74 - 58 +16 93.4 1.24
Bulgaria Yanko 'blocker' Panovblocker 42 - 58 -16 57.4 0.80
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 40 - 60 -20 62.8 0.80
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 38 - 57 -19 49.3 0.79
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 73 - 51 +22 93.7 1.40
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 61 - 52 +9 85.6 1.24
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 58 - 60 -2 72.9 1.03
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 49 - 45 +4 64.2 1.01
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 46 - 56 -10 61.3 0.91
Bulgaria Yanko 'blocker' Panov
Yanko 'blocker' Panov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
477
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
epic
2019-01-17 22:00
#4
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Sweden Unluko 
nce
2019-01-17 22:00
#8
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Press 'f' in the chat for BG kings windigo
2019-01-17 22:02
typing so fast can't even spell smh mr F5
2019-01-17 22:02
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
Lol
2019-01-17 22:02
#2
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
north lmao they are gonna get SMACKED by any other team
2019-01-17 22:00
#10
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
literally, with their basic cyka RUSH B every other round tactics
2019-01-17 22:02
#15
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
feels bad for valde, he can’t really move onto a better danish team because they’re all in limbo right now. obv astralis isnt hiring
2019-01-17 22:04
which other danish team beside astralis is better?
2019-01-17 22:06
#23
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
north - ???? very bad optic - not much chance for improvement unless karrigan replaces snappi. could be a top tier team after some months. heroic - same level as north imo
2019-01-17 22:07
yes but they arent better
2019-01-17 22:08
#30
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
i never said any other danish team is better than astralis?!!?!?!!!?!!?!?!!?!?!!?!?!?!! i said valde has no chance to move to a better danish team than NORTH. north MIGHT be the 2nd or 3rd best danish team but north and optic are really bad right now. so my original sentiment was that i felt bad for valde. hopefully this clears up any misunderstandings
2019-01-17 22:10
#37
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Finland Faifainei 
"he can’t really move onto a better danish team because they’re all in limbo right now. " kinda makes you think there are some better teams the way you say it.
2019-01-17 22:18
#39
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
lets break it down “cant move to a better danish team” - self explanatory “all in limbo” - all danish teams that aren’t astralis are in a weird spot where none of them are living up to their expectations. maybe i should have worded it so people who are ESL would have easily understood it. my bad
2019-01-17 22:21
#42
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Finland Faifainei 
Breakdown: “cant move to a better danish team” - self explanatory "they’re all in limbo" - all the better danish teams are in a limbo
2019-01-17 22:23
But still all of these danish teams are better than every polish teams :((
2019-01-17 22:19
#41
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
yes that’s unfortunate. NA used to be the ultimate meme and laughingstock, now it seems like PL is the new meme cs country. i feel your pain.
2019-01-17 22:22
#3
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Netherlands DutchCSBestCS 
poizon and SHiPZ are solid players
2019-01-17 22:00
NAF and twistzz are liquid players
2019-01-17 22:08
#35
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Netherlands DutchCSBestCS 
Nice.
2019-01-17 22:17
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-01-17 22:18
gg
2019-01-17 22:41
lmao
2019-01-17 23:50
wait what
2019-01-18 00:36
#57
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
that was on point sir.
2019-01-18 01:13
what a wild ride
2019-01-17 22:00
Fuck
2019-01-17 22:00
#7
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France unnn 
noooo
2019-01-17 22:00
#11
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World bigb1rd 
Both poizon and shipz look beastly. Nice to see Windigo playing so well. Surprised that Victor and bubble are getting carried so much considering their level 3 years ago, still would have liked to have seen them win this.
2019-01-17 22:02
True.
2019-01-17 22:04
#28
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France DogeKingcs 
3 years ago happy was a top 10 player so...
2019-01-17 22:09
true that
2019-01-18 08:21
Nice try Windigo! You are still insane and with this lineup you can accomplish amazing things! Keep working and you will get results! <3 Love your passion for the game and your emotions <3
2019-01-17 22:03
Judging by this game alone I'd say only Poizon and Shipz are up for greatness.
2019-01-17 22:06
I watch all of these players for years and this lineup can be insane!
2019-01-17 22:06
#14
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
#SavePoizon
2019-01-17 22:03
poizon to Valiance
2019-01-17 22:17
#40
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
-ottond
2019-01-17 22:21
Poizon and Shipz should do what CeRq did and fly to an international team
2019-01-17 22:04
#27
SS | 
Germany Ducarius 
or if not everyone would leave his region they could form bulgarian t1 team with cerq poizon shipz bubble and vactor
2019-01-17 22:09
#18
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
Oh well...
2019-01-17 22:04
#19
ottoNd | 
Russia NotCake 
Sad for Windigo. Is was are close.
2019-01-17 22:05
#25
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
So many mistakes on dust2 it was just painful to watch, especially by victor... They could've easily won the map, but they threw both pistols and then a bunch of anti-ecos. On the other hand poizon & shipz look really solid, they definitely have a bright future ahead of them. Hope Windigo can improve until WESG and do a solid showing there. GGs.
2019-01-17 22:08
finally North won against Windigo lul
2019-01-17 22:10
#31
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
i like the team since cadiaN joined it
2019-01-17 22:11
#33
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Oof
2019-01-17 22:16
#44
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Brazil decemberlies 
+1
2019-01-17 22:34
#43
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Romania cyberKiller85 
Gg ez
2019-01-17 22:31
Let's fucking go, hope they'll qualify with ENCE
2019-01-17 22:43
poizon,sHIPZ :(
2019-01-17 22:45
#48
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France DesmondHumes 
Sad for Windigo :(
2019-01-17 22:52
#49
Canada ssau 
if windigo could have just held B on a couple of those rounds they had the map in the bag
2019-01-17 23:22
haha typical bulgaria cinderella story: destroy everyone @online and then get destroyed @lan
2019-01-17 23:26
#54
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
"destroyed"
2019-01-18 00:25
#52
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Spain mavericko19 
mister valde to the rescue
2019-01-17 23:55
#55
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Brazil CaioOlive 
NT SHiPZ and poizon. International team when?
2019-01-18 00:34
valdeGOD
2019-01-18 04:54
#60
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Denmark BrezzyOG 
Ez for valde.
2019-01-18 14:37
Wow I like how people are being respectful to Windigo. It was really tense match round for round, so I it's really pleasing to see that people are actually growing up and praising the smaller teams instead of dissing them. Good job CS community
2019-01-18 16:22
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