North win GG.BET ICE Challenge
The grand final of the $50,000 event kicked off on Dust2, where North started on the CT-side and won the pistol round as Philip "aizy" Aistrup picked up a triple kill. Nicklas "gade" Gade's triple kill in the following round made it 2-0 but Denis "electronic" Sharipov clutched an amazing 1vs2 in the third round to stop North's streak.
electronic then found two opening kills, tying the game at 2-2. The Russian player couldn't be stopped as he put his team in the lead by winning the fifth round with another 1vs2 clutch while also getting a quad kill. North got close to reclaiming the lead but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and electronic grabbed a 2vs5 victory during an eco round to deny the Danes. (4-3).
Natus Vincere secured five more rounds on the T-side, the last of which came thanks to an amazing 1vs2 clutch and a quad kill by s1mple who made it 9-6 in favor of the Ukrainian team. North won the first six rounds in the second half to respond, leading 12-9.
s1mple gave Natus Vincere their first CT-side round with a solid AWP quad kill (12-10). The CIS side managed to tie the game at 12-12 but North went on a three round streak to earn three map points. Natus Vincere denied the map point with limited weaponry in the 28th round but North closed it out in the 30th round as aizy and Casper "cadiaN" Møller both got double kills.
Natus Vincere started Nuke by winning five of the first six rounds on the T-side (5-1). Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and cadiaN's triple kills in consecutive rounds cut the gap to two rounds and a 3vs5 victory in the tenth round tied the game at 5-5.
When North were up by three rounds in the latter stages of the first half, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko got two crucial kills in a 2vs3 situation to give Natus Vincere their sixth (8-6). electronic drew first blood in the following round but valde closed out the half with a triple kill as North led 9-6.
The Danes reached double digits after aizy clutched a 1vs2 on the A-site to win the second pistol and cadiaN made it 11-6 with a triple kill in the following round. Natus Vincere went on a six round streak to come back from 12-6 but couldn’t take the lead as Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye got a double kill in a 2vs2.
Kjaerbye got another double kill in the following round, helping North plant the bomb on the A-site and extend their lead to 14-12. North picked up the following two rounds to finish off the map with a 16-12 scoreline, winning the series 2-0 and becoming champions at the GG.BET ICE Challenge.
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde||50 - 35||+15||99.3||1.37|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||45 - 34||+11||79.8||1.20|
|Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade||36 - 37||-1||78.4||1.06|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||36 - 39||-3||66.1||0.92|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||33 - 33||0||62.5||0.88|
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||53 - 37||+16||89.8||1.32|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||47 - 40||+7||82.8||1.15|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||33 - 39||-6||61.7||0.92|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||28 - 44||-16||62.1||0.81|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||16 - 41||-25||52.4||0.60|
The final standings for the GG.BET ICE Challenge: