North outclass BIG; CR4ZY defeat Sprout

North and CR4ZY are off to solid starts at the Europe Minor Championship after taking down BIG and Sprout, respectively.

The opening match in Group B was a painful reminder to BIG fans of how far the team have fallen. The German side continue to struggle with an identity crisis, and inside the server nothing seems to be working for them. Against North, the highest-ranked side in attendance at the Minor, it was almost like watching a game between teams from completely different levels, which does not bode well for BIG's chances of making it out of the groups in Berlin.

A trio of kills by Denis "denis" Howell in the pistol round put BIG in the lead, with the German side following that up with another round. But once North had money in the bank, the landscape of the game changed completely. The Danes had their opponents on the ropes for the vast majority of the half, cruising to an 11-4 lead against a BIG side that shockingly had in denis their biggest fragger, with 17 kills, nine more than any of his teammates.

valde's North made light work of BIG

Things then went from bad to worse for Fatih "gob b" Dayik's troops, who lost the pistol round and the next two, resulting in a massive 4-14 deficit. The German side still attempted a response, but two rounds were all that they could muster as North quickly regained control of proceedings and wrapped things up at 16-6.

Matchpage
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17th July 2019
Germany
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Dust2
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 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 17 - 11 +6 91.0 1.53
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 18 - 12 +6 95.5 1.50
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 20 - 10 +10 95.8 1.45
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 11 - 9 +2 35.5 1.13
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 13 - 15 -2 66.5 1.06
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 19 - 15 +4 79.4 1.22
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 14 - 15 -1 82.5 1.06
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 12 - 16 -4 78.2 0.82
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 7 - 18 -11 50.1 0.44
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 4 - 15 -11 24.1 0.41

Meanwhile, the other German team at the event, Sprout, gave a good account of themselves but still came up short against CR4ZY in a keenly-contested Train game. The former Valiance side had a slow start but improved as the game wore on, going into the break up 9-6 after winning six of the final seven rounds of the half.

huNter led the way as CR4ZY edged past Sprout

Sprout responded by taking the second half pistol, with Timo "Spiidi" Richter then rescuing the team as he clutched a 1v3 situation in an anti-eco round. The German team looked set to run away with the lead, but a successful force buy in the 22nd round turned the tide in CR4ZY's favour. The Serbian team were in control for the rest of the half - apart from a round clutched by Nils "k1to" Gruhne in a 1v3 situation - and ran out 16-13 victors to lock down a place in the upper bracket final against NoChance.

Matchpage
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17th July 2019
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Train
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 CR4ZY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 29 - 14 +15 108.9 1.62
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 25 - 17 +8 86.6 1.38
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 22 - 15 +7 74.3 1.18
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 19 - 19 0 63.8 1.06
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 14 - 18 -4 62.5 0.92
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 28 - 24 +4 108.5 1.39
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 21 - 18 +3 67.1 1.06
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasarmirbit 11 - 22 -11 64.2 0.77
Germany Josef 'faveN' BaumannfaveN 11 - 22 -11 45.9 0.58
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 12 - 23 -11 40.0 0.57
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1227
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
At least 1 german team won today! #RunNoChance
2019-07-17 19:25
#4
ReDWateR | 
Turkey leame 
who?
2019-07-17 19:26
#7
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-07-17 19:26
#10
ReDWateR | 
Turkey leame 
krystal is a team uhhhh
2019-07-17 19:27
#21
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Austria shaakeh 
expected
2019-07-17 19:35
As always!
2019-07-17 19:48
#5
OCEAN | 
Reunion 1iquser 
Cr4zy is based in germany
2019-07-17 19:26
No Krystal
2019-07-17 19:48
irrelevant
2019-07-17 20:08
#38
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Canada herocoolzzz 
GERMAN CS IS SO BAD OMEGALUL
2019-07-18 07:52
EZ4 GoodBye EZ4 NiKo Kovac
2019-07-17 19:25
#3
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North America neph1e 
so ez for north. No German csgo scene
2019-07-17 19:27
#6
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United States @phenomen 
No Smooya no BIG
2019-07-17 19:26
No bug no big
2019-07-17 20:00
#8
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Finland aake 
why does it say krystal?
2019-07-17 19:27
#17
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Finland zntei 
LOL
2019-07-17 19:29
#9
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Serbia SplitteR96 
Expected
2019-07-17 19:27
#include <sarcasm> if (BIG vs. VAR_anyteam){ write_matchcomment >> "lol, it's BIG, gonna be very EZ for team", {VAR_anyteam},"! :)"; } thank me later
2019-07-17 19:28
you forgot exclude MIBR because MIBR never won against BIG LUL
2019-07-17 19:43
LOL kRYSTAL on Sproud ? imgur.com/a/4Y4whJR
2019-07-17 19:28
Obviously an error if you'd have seen the match
2019-07-17 19:29
#18
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
wtf, lost all respect for hltv
2019-07-17 19:29
Big dead team I expect massive changes after the minor
2019-07-17 19:28
#14
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Romania kr1tex 
Expected
2019-07-17 19:28
#15
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Brazil DinooxP 
Admins why is Krystal on sprout?
2019-07-17 19:28
#19
Spiidi | 
Germany IxKai 
lol
2019-07-17 19:29
Krystal? xdd
2019-07-17 19:29
German CS, lul.
2019-07-17 20:01
#33
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2019-07-17 22:24
hahaha big !!! after the xantares pick they become the biggest shit ever.. i don't like smooya but they was 10x better with him
2019-07-17 20:14
True.
2019-07-18 02:31
#31
shox | 
India iejesus 
noobb lul
2019-07-17 20:29
It's CR4ZY how ez it was for CR4ZY and how BIG of a loss this was for BIG
2019-07-17 21:26
#34
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Iran f4ceoff 
All i can say , huNter , a Wasted Talent...
2019-07-17 22:25
faze can get him
2019-07-17 22:50
-Xantares +Syrson -frozen +Xantares -Letn1 +frozen Ez fix ez win for all.
2019-07-18 02:39
Wp
2019-07-19 09:02
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