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
16
6
17th July 2019
Germany
16
Dust2
6
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 11 +6 91.0 1.53
18 - 12 +6 95.5 1.50
20 - 10 +10 95.8 1.45
11 - 9 +2 35.5 1.13
13 - 15 -2 66.5 1.06
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
19 - 15 +4 79.4 1.22
14 - 15 -1 82.5 1.06
12 - 16 -4 78.2 0.82
7 - 18 -11 50.1 0.44
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
16
13
17th July 2019
16
Train
13
 CR4ZY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 14 +15 108.9 1.62
25 - 17 +8 86.6 1.38
22 - 15 +7 74.3 1.18
19 - 19 0 63.8 1.06
14 - 18 -4 62.5 0.92
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 24 +4 108.5 1.39
21 - 18 +3 67.1 1.06
11 - 22 -11 64.2 0.77
11 - 22 -11 45.9 0.58
12 - 23 -11 40.0 0.57
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1218
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
510
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
At least 1 german team won today! #RunNoChance
2019-07-17 19:25
9 replies
#4
NiKo | 
Turkey leame
who?
2019-07-17 19:26
4 replies
#7
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Poland Unluko
Nice
2019-07-17 19:26
3 replies
#10
NiKo | 
Turkey leame
krystal is a team uhhhh
2019-07-17 19:27
2 replies
expected
2019-07-17 19:35
1 reply
#24
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Albania 9898
As always!
2019-07-17 19:48
Cr4zy is based in germany
2019-07-17 19:26
2 replies
#25
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Albania 9898
No Krystal
2019-07-17 19:48
irrelevant
2019-07-17 20:08
GERMAN CS IS SO BAD OMEGALUL
2019-07-18 07:52
EZ4 GoodBye EZ4 NiKo Kovac
2019-07-17 19:25
so ez for north. No German csgo scene
2019-07-17 19:27
#8
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Finland aake
why does it say krystal?
2019-07-17 19:27
1 reply
#17
nope | 
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
1 reply
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
2 replies
Obviously an error if you'd have seen the match
2019-07-17 19:29
#18
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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
OK | 
Brazil DinooxP
Admins why is Krystal on sprout?
2019-07-17 19:28
1 reply
lol
2019-07-17 19:29
#20
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Poland Crai9Xen
Krystal? xdd
2019-07-17 19:29
German CS, lul.
2019-07-17 20:01
1 reply
#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
1 reply
True.
2019-07-18 02:31
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
1 reply
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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