Vitality defeat North 2-0; advance to DreamHack Masters Dallas playoffs

In the group A lower-bracket final Vitality dealt with North, taking them down on Nuke (16-10) and Mirage (16-11). The French side has, therefore, secured a spot in the quarter-finals of DreamHack Masters Dallas.

North had a tremendous start to the CT side of their map pick, Nuke, winning seven straight rounds while Vitality only mustered five kills and a single bomb plant. The deadlock was finally broken by the Frenchmen with an A push and followed up by a successful outer take, getting them back into the match.

As the score was 7-3, Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire turned around a 2v4 situation which proved crucial to Vitality breaking the bank of their opponent. The score was on the verge of being equalized when Jakob "JUGi" Hansen woke up and brought in the last two rounds of the half with AWP multikills.

Winning the second pistol and shutting down the first-round A site execute allowed Vitality to tie the score at 9-9 early into their CT half, and they didn't have issues extending that further as Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and co. couldn't find openings onto the bombsites with their quick hits. Nine rounds straight went the way of Vitality (15-9) before their opponents got their first on the offense, but ZywOo replied with a triple in the next round, closing out the map.

After a slow start, apEX led Vitality to a win on Nuke

An 0-2 start after losing the pistol was quickly turned around by North on the CT side of Mirage, with Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye doing the brunt of the work as they took a 5-2 lead. After some back-and-forth, Vitality won a crucial force buy where Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Deaged down two, getting the Frenchmen to a one round deficit (6-5), but North then replied with a force of their own, moving up to eight rounds before the switch.

Vitality shut down North's pistol round perfectly, taking down all five opponents before they even encroached on the A bombsite, without losing a single member. North were back on track swiftly, though, with Kjaerbye coming up clutch in back-to-back after plants (10-9).

North's following attempts fell short, Vitality picking them off before they approached the sites and reaching a 14-10 lead. An explosion onto the A bombsite then worked out for valde and co., but the followups weren't as successful and saw the Danish side eliminated, losing 16-11 on Mirage and 2-0 for the series.

Matchpage
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30th May 2019
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Nuke
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16
Mirage
11
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 37 - 32 +5 79.6 1.23
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 40 - 27 +13 69.8 1.22
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 41 - 34 +7 82.6 1.18
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 32 - 31 +1 70.1 1.01
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 29 - 32 -3 62.5 0.92
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 35 - 36 -1 68.7 0.98
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 33 - 33 0 70.8 0.97
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 27 - 36 -9 71.2 0.88
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 31 - 39 -8 66.1 0.88
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 30 - 35 -5 54.7 0.81
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
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
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
ggs
2019-05-31 01:10
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez
2019-05-31 01:10
#5
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Austria shaakeh 
Unluko :(
2019-05-31 01:10
#12
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Unluko for Windigo :(
2019-05-31 01:12
#8
blameF | 
Sweden Unluko 
ggs!
2019-05-31 01:11
F5 UK CARRYING FRANCE, NOTHING NEW HERE
2019-05-31 01:11
god Alex > Smooya
2019-05-31 01:11
#11
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Indonesia Whypie 
carrying?
2019-05-31 01:12
highest rating yea
2019-05-31 01:13
#22
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France CriiZiX 
Lol, what a carry! Thanksfully zyzy is here to really carry against real teams
2019-05-31 02:40
#4
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France iNolake 
Good performance from the whole team :)
2019-05-31 01:10
North T side lul
2019-05-31 01:11
#9
PAINT | 
United States _BoBRoss_ 
N♿️rth
2019-05-31 01:11
lmao trash north as always
2019-05-31 01:12
#13
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Russia Glihhh 
Expected... N♿RTH lose these
2019-05-31 01:12
#15
ZywOo | 
France Paroxist 
N ♿ R T H
2019-05-31 01:13
#16
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France Uexo 
Nice !
2019-05-31 01:13
#17
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France Erakis 
Alex "T side mastermind" McMeekin soon transferred to Al-Qaida for $10,000,000.
2019-05-31 01:14
#20
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France ColonelAnders 
Source ?
2019-05-31 01:41
Go
2019-05-31 02:40
#18
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France Axsii 
Too ez
2019-05-31 01:16
North so bad lul
2019-05-31 01:21
#21
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France QeeQz 
I remember the comments when they lost the bo1 :))) where are you now guys ??
2019-05-31 02:08
#23
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United States Raptorial 
valde ruined LUL
2019-05-31 02:40
#25
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France cedd 
ez
2019-05-31 04:24
#26
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
Fucking North ruined my x35 combo odds, disgusting team with igl Valde=cadian, get Snappi or MSL.
2019-05-31 09:34
#27
World Kobs 
Zywoo Always top 1
2019-05-31 10:17
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