North best Vitality on two maps at Europe Minor

North are through to the upper-bracket final at the Europe Minor after defeating Vitality on Nuke (16-14) and Dust2 (16-12).

The first map played in the series was Nuke, where Vitality won their CT pistol on the back of a double and a triple-kill from Alex "ALEX" McMeekin and Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, respectively. North responded with a successful CZ buy, however, and followed that up with two more rounds to take control of proceedings on their map pick.

Still, that did not stop ZywOo's troops, who, with the 18-year-old prodigy leading the way with 22 frags, went on a massive run to bag a dominant 11-4 half-time lead.

The second half began just like the first, with Vitality winning a pistol round, but failing to follow it up - this time around, North would also be able to win the first gun round.

From that moment, the landscape of the game changed drastically as the Danes rallied to the lead, and hit map-point by turning a 2v5 situation around, 15-12. Vitality still tried to take Nuke to overtime, but North managed to deny the Frenchmen, closing out the map in the last round of regulation.

North are one victory away from qualifying for the New Challengers Stage in Katowice

Dust2 kicked off with North winning their first pistol of the series while playing on the CT side. After building up their economy, Vitality levelled the score at 2-2, eventually bagging a 5-3 lead from there.

In the next round, Casper "cadiaN" Møller's squad looked set to get back on the board in a 4v4 retake, but Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt denied them with a clean quad-kill that included a 1v2 clutch. Despite Vitality constantly breaking through North's defense, the Danes still managed to win two more rounds to reduce the deficit to 5-10 by half-time.

North started the second half with a three-round winning streak after Nicklas "gade" Gade clutched a 1v2 situation in the pistol. Vitality did not back down and responded with a convincing first gun round, which they followed up with another to go up 12-8.

However, after North broke their opponents' economy on the back of two consecutive AWP double-kills from cadiaN, Vitality were helpless to stop the Danes. The Frenchmen nearly won the 26th round, but Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså pulled a seemingly impossible 1v2 clutch, inspiring his team to seal the deal two rounds later, 16-12.

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18th January 2019
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Nuke
16
12
Dust2
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 39 - 40 -1 79.3 1.04
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 38 - 39 -1 61.6 1.00
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 35 - 40 -5 62.9 0.89
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 29 - 44 -15 69.5 0.81
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 25 - 36 -11 52.6 0.73
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 51 - 36 +15 87.2 1.30
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 40 - 33 +7 75.2 1.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 39 - 33 +6 69.3 1.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 35 - 30 +5 71.2 1.09
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 34 - 34 0 61.1 1.00
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1473
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.33
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.91
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
vitality so bad
2019-01-18 18:56
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-01-18 18:56
#12
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Still never got #1 L M A O
2019-01-18 18:57
MIBR_IS_OVERRATED7_REFORMED 2 good
2019-01-18 19:00
+1
2019-01-18 19:09
ZyWHO???
2019-01-18 18:57
#27
JW | 
Turkey krimzGOD 
F5
2019-01-18 18:58
What is with the username my friend?
2019-01-18 19:47
#87
JW | 
Turkey krimzGOD 
haha
2019-01-18 20:11
What’s so funny?
2019-01-18 20:11
#89
JW | 
Turkey krimzGOD 
haha
2019-01-18 20:12
#88.
2019-01-18 20:13
nest step is - rpk + amanek ! Vitality will be really good
2019-01-18 18:58
Lol no. They need a better IGL before that. Try ALEX as IGL like he did in LDLC, trial ex6, then try amanek with NBK- IGL'ing again
2019-01-18 19:14
why ! their strats was not bad ! the only problem is that rpk did no dmg at all ! 25 kill in 2 maps and both map went long distance ! And Amanek can double awp ! a thing they never do because nbk can't awp they should try -rpk + amanek
2019-01-18 19:26
nBK igl team has never worked... thats why
2019-01-18 19:49
#2
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
ENCE 2-0 North ez
2019-01-18 18:57
Smh God apex 200iq Giving us fans what we want by letting ence destroy north and qualify then vitality cleans up and takes last slot
2019-01-18 18:58
#38
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
I REALLY want to see ENCE be successful at the major
2019-01-18 18:59
I jist want the stickers
2019-01-18 19:00
ENCE stickers :o
2019-01-18 19:06
Haha ence gonna loose to valance and u expect them to win against north
2019-01-18 20:13
#95
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
hmm
2019-01-18 22:20
#102
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
ez4ence btw
2019-01-19 22:37
#3
 | 
United States ph3n0m3n 
zywoo overrated onliner cadian is IGL and better rating LUL
2019-01-18 18:57
#25
cadiaN | 
Belarus MIZ1AN 
+1000000000
2019-01-18 18:58
#31
felps | 
Germany remind00 
- 18 years old - playing in his first big team - first time at big LAN - playing with NBK RPK and apex - still carrying them trough everything still ?onliner?
2019-01-18 18:59
#45
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Finland Faifainei 
its hltv, one bad series and you are considered a bot
2019-01-18 19:01
#54
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-01-18 19:08
#51
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France Creez_sp 
And ALEX
2019-01-18 19:07
Classic trash user watching only stats haha
2019-01-18 18:59
#42
 | 
United States ph3n0m3n 
Rating 2.0 has tons of stats calculated. It's not just KDA but also impact, utility, economics influence etc. It pretty perfectly represents player performance. And cadian > zywoo.
2019-01-18 19:02
#78
NAF | 
Latvia juvis 
Just for this game
2019-01-18 19:45
Again, classic trash user watching only stats haha
2019-01-18 20:07
#4
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Denmark danishwarrior 
easy for Denmark
2019-01-18 18:56
#6
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France J0riS_ 
Loosing To north in 2019
2019-01-18 18:56
Unexpected Minor
2019-01-18 18:56
#8
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Czech Republic eth1x 
Cadian is beast
2019-01-18 18:56
press f for zywoo
2019-01-18 18:57
ez #9
2019-01-18 18:57
#10
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Europe Skraj 
ZywOo not hard carrying = Vitality sucks, what a surprise
2019-01-18 18:57
#11
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France EnzoCnS 
Vitality....
2019-01-18 18:57
#13
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Spain mavericko19 
ez for mister valdemar
2019-01-18 18:57
Valdemort
2019-01-18 19:40
Ez4Juliano'sBitchCadian
2019-01-18 18:57
Vitality must be sad now. Almost as sad as Happy's facial expressions
2019-01-18 18:57
#18
cadiaN | 
Belarus MIZ1AN 
2019-01-18 18:57
#92
 | 
Poland itsdavvid 
GOAT
2019-01-18 20:34
#19
 | 
Germany Youdontknowme 
French hope
2019-01-18 18:57
LUL NORT- oh wait LULTALITY
2019-01-18 18:58
Sad for zywowowowow
2019-01-18 18:58
#23
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Poland xSadBoyx 
Baguette capitulated, not big surprise.
2019-01-18 18:58
#64
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France Leskines 
why is it everytime the worsts countrys that talk man , you are really jealous of us <3
2019-01-18 19:17
God Valde and demigod Cadian
2019-01-18 18:58
#26
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
valdemort
2019-01-18 18:58
edit name of the thread admin
2019-01-18 18:58
EZ4"NORTH BEST VITALITY" happy is happy now
2019-01-18 18:58
#33
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Finland lasarus 
Chokelity
2019-01-18 18:58
rip
2019-01-18 18:59
#36
 | 
Europe potatomato 
forventes
2019-01-18 18:59
#37
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Croatia MaRiO_ 
LULtality
2019-01-18 18:59
#39
 | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
F for Fatality..
2019-01-18 19:00
#43
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Lultality
2019-01-18 19:01
#44
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Brazil CrizelDoBeco 
Wp
2019-01-18 19:01
thzy lost on purpose they will still qualify
2019-01-18 19:01
nah
2019-01-19 03:01
beat maybe?
2019-01-18 19:02
Most disappointing result of the minor so far imo
2019-01-18 19:02
#81
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France LanaRhoades 
Not eliminated tho
2019-01-18 19:53
Yeah but if Ence loses now they have to play each other and I wanted both to qualify
2019-01-18 19:55
For the people thinking that thread title is a spelling mistake: [*]
2019-01-18 19:05
#73
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
+onse
2019-01-18 19:29
#52
 | 
France Creez_sp 
No Happy, no major. Feelsbadman
2019-01-18 19:07
ZYWHOOO
2019-01-18 19:08
gj
2019-01-18 19:09
#59
 | 
Australia Amazon_Alexa 
gg
2019-01-18 19:11
#60
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
They were performing good with happy
2019-01-18 19:13
#62
 | 
Brazil decemberlies 
lmao
2019-01-18 19:16
#63
 | 
United States WumboCumbo 
Are they still able to qualify?
2019-01-18 19:16
#66
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Latvia latvianguy 
Trough lower bracket. They have to win 2 games to be able to qualify, if they win one and then lose the other one, they go to the 4 team playoffs, where one team will be the last one to get trought minors (1 from CIS, 1 FROM EU, 1 FROM NA, 1 FROM OCE) - but only 1 from those will go trough.
2019-01-18 19:24
Y lower bracket
2019-01-18 19:25
"NORTH BEST VITALITY ON TWO MAPS AT EUROPE MINOR"
2019-01-18 19:19
#71
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
its proper english. to best someone means to beat them. it might look like a typo but it aint
2019-01-18 19:28
#75
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
not their fault you can't speak properly
2019-01-18 19:38
Rkk too good XD
2019-01-18 19:26
Anyone else notice NORTH wording on the jersey covered with black tape?
2019-01-18 19:28
Valde > [Zywoo + (Rp + NB)K + (AL + ap)EX]
2019-01-18 19:28
#74
nak | 
Canada tabar_nak 
Thylacyn’s Valdetality Theorem
2019-01-18 19:29
Expand Valde over Vitality :)
2019-01-19 07:54
#76
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France Zangtar 
Apex should do some deathmatchs sometimes...
2019-01-18 19:40
poor Valde stuck on a dead team
2019-01-18 19:55
Zuwoo need better mates
2019-01-18 20:01
#85
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Portugal maguire 
valde >>>>>>>>>> zywoo
2019-01-18 20:02
#93
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Unexpected UNLUKO vitality GJ North
2019-01-18 20:36
#94
 | 
Denmark @Astralis 
Expected
2019-01-18 20:52
#96
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United Kingdom EmilyAgnes 
NT vitality, i hope they can to the major
2019-01-18 23:31
#97
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Japan AKANorth 
Snbke threw away Zywoo bait, so now he can't shoot.
2019-01-19 00:34
This is Vitaliy when ZwyOo doesn't go sicko mode
2019-01-19 07:55
#101
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France PowwneD 
Struggling against a top 15 team, fair enough considering North didn't change their roster since cadian arrived and Vitality only got 10 days of pracc with ALEX.
2019-01-19 13:56
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