North pull out of IEM Sydney closed qualifier

North have announced that they have withdrawn from the European closed qualifier for IEM Sydney due to scheduling reasons.

On Twitter, North Director of Esports Jonas "whimp" Svendsen explained that the decision was made after the team arrived late for their round one match against 3DMAX, forfeiting the first map of the series, which the French side won 2-0.

With the team set to play the grand final of the ICE Challenge on Thursday at 13:00, they risked running late again for their qualifying match in case they beat OpTic in their lower bracket match, and opted instead to drop out of the tournament.

North withdraw from the qualifier due to a scheduling conflict

North are just one victory away from claiming the ICE Challenge's grand prize of $30,000 after moving past AVANGAR and Heroic in their first two matches in the competition, which is taking place in London. A victory would come as a massive boost to the Danish team after their IEM Katowice Major qualification campaign ended in failure.

Denmark Jonas 'whimp' Svendsen
Jonas 'whimp' Svendsen
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wow
2019-02-06 19:34
#9
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
Still better than MIBR, because at least they tried.
2019-02-06 19:35
#16
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
DISBAND INC VALDE TO FAZE AND KICK CHOKO, COME ON FAZE DO IT!
2019-02-06 19:36
MOUZ VALDE
2019-02-06 19:36
#35
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Brazil boringDude 
+1
2019-02-06 19:41
+1
2019-02-06 19:51
#50
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Denmark Green_fairy 
+1
2019-02-06 20:41
#27
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Romania hiei59 
Just remove that flair.
2019-02-06 19:38
Lmao niko is the reson faze in top 5
2019-02-06 19:55
#54
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Serbia NEXIXOX 
To many shit in so few words :D
2019-02-06 21:25
+1 LMAO
2019-02-06 19:35
#40
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
+1 LOL TO THE STARS
2019-02-06 19:50
Lol xD
2019-02-06 19:35
#3 you eat #1 and #2?
2019-02-06 19:38
EZ
2019-02-06 19:39
ICE>IEM
2019-02-06 19:34
#31
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Romania hiei59 
At least they can win ICE.... and probably they couldn't quality for iem sydney
2019-02-06 19:39
#51
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
Yeah, they would lose to Optic anyways..
2019-02-06 20:50
#53
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Losing to optic hahahaha
2019-02-06 21:20
#5
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United States slendersleeper 
DISBAND TIME BOYS
2019-02-06 19:34
#14
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Israel TheTechnixian 
Yeah boi
2019-02-06 19:35
#6
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Hungary Shiron212 
:c
2019-02-06 19:34
wtf
2019-02-06 19:35
#11
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Finland Vkims 
Rigged
2019-02-06 19:35
#12
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Change inc
2019-02-06 19:35
Ladys and gentelman. We have got them
2019-02-06 19:35
gg they will disband lmao
2019-02-06 19:35
+1
2019-02-06 19:35
#18
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United Kingdom EKersh 
what
2019-02-06 19:35
#25
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Canada mandydingo 
Still better than immortals
2019-02-06 19:37
So much bullshit spam
2019-02-06 19:40
#36
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Norway PeteZz 
Danish shuffle inc. Finally.
2019-02-06 19:43
#37
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Europe trey_ 
rip Vitality
2019-02-06 19:43
waste of spot Optic is a complete shitshow atm
2019-02-06 19:48
+1111
2019-02-06 19:49
#44
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Canada TorontoSucks 
North are almost on the same level of shit as optic
2019-02-06 20:09
#41
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Turkey Zagrew08 
Disband
2019-02-06 19:50
Somehow the words "Grand prize" and a sum of $30,000 doesn't really match. Doesn't it have to be at least six figures to be grand?
2019-02-06 20:17
#47
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United States jaeger_steam 
Grand is another term for 1000 as well, so techinically only has to be 4 figures
2019-02-06 20:20
#49
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Brazil hugoooo 
Lol where you took this from?
2019-02-06 20:33
#67
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North America Techno_Lover 
his very own potato brain.
2019-02-07 09:27
Pimp is now the manager of North?
2019-02-06 20:23
Thank god we won't have to whiteness North v Optic
2019-02-06 21:01
#55
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Greece deST) 
Nobody force you to watch any game at all tbh
2019-02-06 21:27
they arent trying anymore. at this point, every loss is embarrassing. changes inc.
2019-02-06 21:29
#57
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United Kingdom KieranFR 
They would have lost anyway lmao
2019-02-06 21:33
#58
ropz | 
Finland Sandels 
wat
2019-02-06 21:46
#59
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African Union mikecool 
Rip in pepperoni
2019-02-06 21:51
#60
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
So pathetic and a losers mentality
2019-02-06 22:03
Cowards! They don't want humiliation, losers
2019-02-06 22:06
smart move, no way they would have qualified and qualifier schedule was problem for them, very unlikely they could have been ready to play game in time tomorrow, would have been another hot mess like today vs 3dmax, maybe whole match forfeited this time instead of map xdd
2019-02-06 22:24
Who is Choko from FAZE ?
2019-02-06 23:19
#64
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Denmark Xipingu 
Inb4 they lose the final and just missed IEM Sydney... :D Which btw, they should if they match against Navi. Heroic they might beat actually xd
2019-02-07 00:34
Just disband
2019-02-07 01:08
#66
kNgV- | 
CIS rachE322 
Omg, where r u, kajerbai, what's wrong?
2019-02-07 05:51
So... You forfeit a Major appearance possibility for a shitty tournament... The only thing sounding right on this is the name of the decision maker: Whimp
2019-02-07 12:06
Exactly. Or maybe they know they suck so fucking much and wants to spare the humiliation. Either pay, North is pathetic
2019-02-07 16:32
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