North edge past Vitality; Liquid beat Lucid Dream in DH Masters openers

North edged past Vitality on Overpass, 16-14, while Liquid defeated Lucid Dream, 16-7, on Dust2, in the first two matches in Dallas.

The match between North and Vitality kicked off on Overpass, with doubles by Philip "aizy" Aistrup and Nicklas "gade" Gade giving the Danes the first round on an A attack. After three rounds, it was Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt who with a triple with the AUG on the first gun round tilted the balance to get his team on the board. Vitality then went on to take a 4-3 lead, prompting North to take their first timeout after a technical pause. A nadestack on B followed by a CZ75 rush gave North an eco round win to tie it back up.

Another B play by North broke Vitality’s money, making it 6-4, but NBK- and Alex "ALEX" McMeekin then turned around a 2vs3 to keep it within one. A triple by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut with the MP9 then brought it back to a tie. The French side then won out, 9-6, to take the lead at the half.

valde & co. brought it back to beat Vitality on Overpass

A 1vs2 by Jakob "JUGi" Hansen with a bomb defusal gave North the first round of the second half, which they were able to follow up to make it 8-9. With an AK in hand [p,zyw started to put in work, getting a triple in the third round to keep Vitality in the lead. The French team then took control of proceedings on the attacking side, winning round after round up to a 14-8 lead. Doubles by aizy and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye got North back on the board, prompting them to go on a streak to tie it back up, 14-14. The Danes then kept up the defenses, going on match point before closing it out, 16-14.

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28th May 2019
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Overpass
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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 21 - 19 +2 81.6 1.18
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 24 - 21 +3 87.4 1.16
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 21 - 22 -1 71.1 1.01
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 14 - 21 -7 47.3 0.72
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 8 - 21 -13 40.0 0.54
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 24 - 19 +5 96.4 1.30
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 23 - 16 +7 77.4 1.24
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 23 - 18 +5 87.1 1.24
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 21 - 19 +2 76.7 1.09
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 12 - 17 -5 39.4 0.83

Despite an opening kill by Nick "nitr0" Cannella on the attacking side of Dust2, it was Lucid Dream who took the first round, but four kills with the Desert Eagle by Keith "NAF" Markovic made it 1-1 on the following round. After Liquid took a 3-1 lead, a double by Jirayu "wannafly" Meesuk and triple by Phoomphat "qqGOD" Phodjanat kept it within one. Liquid then took the reins, making it 7-2, but another triple by qqGOD got the Thai team another round on the board on the tenth round. With Kritthee "Geniuss" Sawatmuang and qqGOD at the helm, Lucid Dream brought it to within one, 6-7, although Liquid eventually took the lead at the half, 8-7.

Liquid won after a solid CT side on Dust2

On the CT side, Liquid immediately took charge again, winning the pistol round and following it up. They showed complete superiority on defense, then, going on to win every single round that half to close the map and match out, crushing the Thai team’s dreams of upsetting, 16-7.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 20 - 11 +9 96.1 1.61
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 18 - 8 +10 69.3 1.47
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 18 - 11 +7 89.3 1.41
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 17 - 13 +4 65.9 1.26
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 15 - 13 +2 78.9 1.16
 Lucid Dream K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Thailand Phoomphat 'qqGOD' PhodjanatqqGOD 20 - 16 +4 92.0 1.13
Thailand Kritthee 'Geniuss' SawatmuangGeniuss 13 - 17 -4 72.0 0.84
Thailand Thotsaphon 'cbbk' Suphatthanaphalaphoncbbk 10 - 18 -8 67.2 0.60
Thailand Kitikawin 'PTC' RattanasukolPTC 8 - 19 -11 42.3 0.44
Thailand Jirayu 'wannafly' Meesukwannafly 5 - 18 -13 38.1 0.38
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1635
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Thailand Phoomphat 'qqGOD' Phodjanat
Phoomphat 'qqGOD' Phodjanat
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
371
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Thailand Kritthee 'Geniuss' Sawatmuang
Kritthee 'Geniuss' Sawatmuang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Thailand Jirayu 'wannafly' Meesuk
Jirayu 'wannafly' Meesuk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1262
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#2
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United States Dr1GeR 
gg
2019-05-28 20:11
#3
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
FeelsBadMan... Vitality chocked.
2019-05-28 20:12
Nice
2019-05-28 20:11
#5
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Canada 682x 
Vitality era over
2019-05-28 20:11
#6
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Poland Astoner55 
-RpK +Kioshima PLEASE!
2019-05-28 20:11
yeah... no. kio got a shit attitude and RpK is support, and he has been stepping up a bit lately. washed up polak and washed up faze logic
2019-05-28 20:35
#44
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Poland Astoner55 
Lmao Kioshima has a shit attitude? Since when? RpK is not a good support, he's OK, but Kio would be better. Just my opinion, no need to get mad :))
2019-05-28 20:37
kio will definately not be the option for vitality, and he doesnt get along well with NBK so thats a no-go
2019-05-28 20:46
#7
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Canada HansROZE 
lol chocketality
2019-05-28 20:11
*claps* *claps* to north
2019-05-28 20:12
#10
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Norway Phancy11 
Tank is broken gg
2019-05-28 20:12
#11
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Europe Nomarosa 
1 day era
2019-05-28 20:12
xDDDD
2019-05-28 20:12
Who ever talked about an era QQ kid
2019-05-28 20:13
#15
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
RpK fking trash, kick this sh*t
2019-05-28 20:12
How much
2019-05-28 20:13
Jugi is trash also
2019-05-28 20:15
LOSER KID,, Jugi is a big star in csgo, he makes a lot of money and comes around in the big world and for great experiences ,,, his future is set to something big in cs and so earns He also has a lot of money, what he earns in a month is as much as your mother earns in a year. it is you who is trash and nobody knows you ,,,
2019-05-28 21:51
Settle down champ LOL
2019-05-28 23:30
#66
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Denmark Ulver 
He has autism. Just ignore his posts.
2019-05-29 02:35
Nice meme
2019-05-29 04:55
#18
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Hell yeah
2019-05-28 20:12
Shakerbye
2019-05-28 20:13
#21
fnx | 
Brazil s4fyr3 
Htlv ranks going crazy with North win over Vitality
2019-05-28 20:13
#22
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
Feelsbadman for the French that thought French CS is back
2019-05-28 20:13
#53
apEX | 
Malaysia kiosaken 
bo1 in 2019. unluko
2019-05-28 21:26
#55
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
Sadly but what happens, happens tbh its better for Vitality they dont get to face Liquid in the lower bracket i think
2019-05-28 21:27
ZywOo only 5 AwP kills R.i.p Fantasy
2019-05-28 20:13
Lmao LULquid lose 7 rounds to no one
2019-05-28 20:13
#26
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Vitality top1 Kappa
2019-05-28 20:15
so bad Vitality LUL
2019-05-28 20:17
14-8 >14-16 Hey Vitality fans Hi Rpk And Alex
2019-05-28 20:18
I guess I shouldn't have picked Alex for the fantasy...
2019-05-28 20:20
[p,zyw
2019-05-28 20:21
Never benched US! ---- BY Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
2019-05-28 20:24
valde is a god
2019-05-28 20:27
Noice
2019-05-28 20:31
Tbh. they played a good match Vitality - if they took the T gun round they would have won like 16 - 8 : ) nice comeback tho. I think North has one or two levels more further forward. Especially when Jugi finds his a-game : )
2019-05-28 20:36
#43
shox | 
India iejesus 
hmm
2019-05-28 20:37
Top 5 xD
2019-05-28 20:41
#49
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India BoNeSGoD 
GG's
2019-05-28 20:51
#50
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United States v1ctuh 
Vitality era: <3 days
2019-05-28 21:11
LE TANK
2019-05-28 21:21
Vitality top 5 for one week glorious french cs
2019-05-28 21:26
I called it
2019-05-28 21:52
Ez af for North
2019-05-28 21:55
Respect the Danish CS Era
2019-05-28 22:09
#61
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Brazil HueyNewton 
I still see your shadows in my room, can't take back the love that i gave you 8) Lucid drems
2019-05-28 22:31
Ty north for ez 100$ :)
2019-05-28 23:31
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