North, mousesports round out Europe Minor playoffs

North and mousesports have secured the final Europe Minor playoffs spots following decider series victories over BIG and NoChance.

The first decider series, between North and BIG, kicked off on Overpass, where Philip "aizy" Aistrup opened up the Danes' T side with an impressive Glock triple kill. Momentum was lost in the ensuing round, as a successful pistol buy on part of BIG allowed not only a round conversion but a further two afterward. Back-to-back double kills for Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye ensured North's footing, and, despite a single-round upset, the Danes were able to assume the lead once more, this time with a 7-4 margin. Outstanding showings from Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz ensured the majority of remaining rounds for BIG, as they were able to close a widening gap with a 7-8 CT conclusion.

gade's impact on Overpass was crucial to North's victory on map one

A second pistol round victory for North saw a much more convincing follow-up on the Danes' CT side, as Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and his men lept to a 12-7 lead off the back of the early momentum, largely attributed to Kjaerbye's USP-s triple kill in the opening round. Retaliation from BIG followed immediately after the string of CT successes, once more squishing North's round lead to just one at 11-12. In the end, BIG were unable to successfully catch up with the Danish defence, as a triple kill from Nicklas "gade" Gade placed the squad on map point, and the team closed out map shortly after with a 16-12 scoreline.

North commenced Inferno with a third pistol round victory, once more witnessing a highlight from aizy who accounted for three frags in the first round. Off the back of early success, the Danes proceeded to effectively fend off the Ts, establishing a solid foundation of seven consecutive rounds, two of which saw gade pick up quad kills. BIG regained their confidence after their first digit on the map was secured via an astonishing 1v4 clutch from Fatih "gob b" Dayik, and went on to triple their standing in the following two rounds. The last-minute second wind made for a difficult, albeit salvageable 5-10 conclusion to BIG's T half.

aizy concluded the series with an impressive 1.76 rating on Inferno

A well-paced B hit from North's offense meant a fourth consecutive pistol victory for the Danes. This spelled an exacerbating deficit for BIG, who were persistently unable to find their mojo, even with rifles in hand, as a pivotal 3v2 was conceded, allowing the Danes subsequent advancement to a 14-5 scoreline. After map point was secured by the Ts, Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş prevented North from closing out the series with a 1v2 clutch, but his heroic showing did not prevent the inevitable, as the Danes closed out the series with a 16-7 victory on Inferno.

Matchpage
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18th July 2019
Germany
16
Overpass
12
16
Inferno
7
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 48 - 27 +21 90.5 1.45
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 40 - 30 +10 91.9 1.37
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 46 - 32 +14 90.3 1.33
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 37 - 27 +10 82.1 1.27
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 25 - 30 -5 56.0 0.93
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 33 - 40 -7 82.4 1.03
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 32 - 38 -6 72.5 0.94
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 34 - 40 -6 64.4 0.91
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 21 - 38 -17 54.9 0.73
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 26 - 40 -14 57.9 0.67

Group A's decider commenced with a demonstration of immaculate aim from mousesports' David "frozen" Čerňanský, who dispatched four members of NoChance in the first pistol round. Finn "karrigan" Andersen shut down the opposition in the following anti-eco, scoring a quad kill of his own. From this point onward, NoChance visibly struggled to breach mousesports's fortifications, consistently falling short despite a varied approach to site hits. It was only in the final three rounds that the squad was able to produce two victories, and even so off the back of individual multi-frags from four members of the offense.

frozen's exceptional showing on Mirage yielded a 2.13 rating

A second pistol round for mousesports edged the team closer to their first map victory, witnessing two double kills for frozen and Özgür "woxic" Eker in the process. A force buy from NoChance gave spots of hope, as Martin "STYKO" Styk made use of his Deagle with two frags, but the plan fell through, marking a convincing 16-2 closure for mousesports.

Vertigo was next on the agenda, and while mousesports managed to secure the initial pistol round on the defence, momentum was snatched by Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend and company in an immediate fashion. Two consecutive quad kills from Jesse "zehN" Linjala set the pace for the initial half, as CTs were seldom able to fend off the aggressors. A total of five rounds were accrued by mousesports come the conclusion of the initial half, two of which ensured by woxic's multi-frags.

zehN's outstanding CT performance ensured Vertigo for NoChance

zehN kept his team's pace going by ensuring the second pistol round with three USP-s kills. The following four rounds all saw the CTs dominate the offense, with zehN placing the team on map point after posting an AWP triple kill and an ace in consecutive fashion. After securing just a single round on the T side, mousesports conceding Vertigo with a 6-16 scoreline.

The concluding map of the day, Nuke, saw a dynamic opposite to the lop-sided performances from the previous two maps. mousesports closed out the first two rounds of the half on the offense, but the squad lost some steam after a 3-1 lead was secured. A triple kill from Thomas "Thomas" Utting leveled the scoreline at three apiece, with NoChance going on to assume the lead. The offense struggled to regain their momentum, but woxic's individual showings ensured an extra two rounds over the remainder of the half, concluding mousesports' T side at 6-9.

woxic closed out the series with 27 frags on Nuke

Much like their opponents, NoChance managed to close out their T side pistol, but were unable to keep the ball rolling, bar a pistol-buy upset in round 18. This gave mousesports a pivotal opening, off the back of which they closed out a total of nine rounds, securing map and series point as a result. A force buy in round 27 fell through for NoChance, concluding Nuke 16-11 in favour of mousesports.

 NoChance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 52 - 45 +7 84.5 1.20
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 53 - 48 +5 85.1 1.11
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 43 - 43 0 59.5 0.99
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' UttingThomas 39 - 54 -15 68.0 0.87
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 28 - 51 -23 55.8 0.75
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 57 - 43 +14 86.1 1.21
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 47 - 42 +5 79.5 1.10
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 52 - 45 +7 76.6 1.08
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 44 - 42 +2 75.7 1.04
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 41 - 43 -2 74.4 1.02

With the group stage now over, the schedule for the playoffs looks as follows:

Friday, July 19

16:00 - Serbia CR4ZY vs. Denmark North | BO3
19:00 - Sweden fnatic vs. Europe mousesports | BO3

Saturday, July 20

16:00 - Elimination match | BO3
19:00 - Winners' bracket final | BO3

Sunday, July 21

18:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
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
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
643
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
373
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Pog
2019-07-19 00:24
lets go mouz, last german hope
2019-07-19 00:25
Lol what is german about them??
2019-07-19 00:25
#19
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
ez 4 north
2019-07-19 00:28
#43
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Austria itsdavvid 
2ez
2019-07-19 00:51
2hard4north
2019-07-19 00:57
The org
2019-07-19 00:28
German org?
2019-07-19 00:28
0/8 So what? Mixed eu roster... Faze is american org but u dont call it a NA team lol.
2019-07-19 00:31
#38
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Venezuela Playcalixto 
G2 is spanish org french players
2019-07-19 00:41
And liquid dutch org
2019-07-19 01:09
German org, spanish owner
2019-07-19 02:31
They become eu roster because there is no hope in german cs
2019-07-19 07:09
#27
woxic | 
Turkey tigrit0 
oldest german org l2play
2019-07-19 00:32
the organisation
2019-07-19 01:02
#68
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
SK is German too but I didn't see anyone from Germany cheering for their Brazilian roster.
2019-07-19 10:00
#63
Sugar | 
Europe Daddy! 
Karrigan as he is half german.
2019-07-19 04:00
#69
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Germany LiVerGOD 
Karrigan is half German, Chrisj is by the time now practically German, as he speaks it fluently and has been living there for years. But most importantly, the org is the most prestigious German org out there, it has been eu mixed for only about 2-3 years now and because if that, still has many German Fans out there. Opposed to that, Faze has been mixed since they joined the scene, hence has no particular nation among their fans.
2019-07-19 10:03
+1
2019-07-19 12:12
Champ
2019-07-19 00:26
#2
Czech Republic Wer_ 
Second
2019-07-19 00:24
lucky mouz!
2019-07-19 00:24
+1 Sprout are so fucking retarded throwing win map
2019-07-19 00:25
#4
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Brazil pagottiN 
unlucko for styko
2019-07-19 00:24
#5
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Denmark danishwarrior 
kRYSTAL -23 good job man! :D
2019-07-19 00:25
Glad for mouz
2019-07-19 00:26
#40
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Canada SureThingM8 
Why tho
2019-07-19 00:42
#10
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
soo basically the four favourites made it, didn't expect that
2019-07-19 00:25
Need smooya :) Xantares benched?
2019-07-19 00:25
-200 iq, bench denis instead
2019-07-19 01:48
#13
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Canada dennek 
mouz will win the major
2019-07-19 00:25
#30
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Singapore FallBlade 
gonna be difficult tho
2019-07-19 00:33
#37
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
very difficult, but if gambit or c9 won....
2019-07-19 00:40
Nt STYKOGOD
2019-07-19 00:25
#15
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France iNolake 
Rip Big
2019-07-19 00:26
#16
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Australia CaZeR01 
Lmao i first read it as " NORTH, MOUSESPORTS OUT OF EUROPE MINOR PLAYOFFS " and i was like "wHaT iN tHe FuCk?!?"
2019-07-19 00:26
#17
woxic | 
Turkey kuco33 
WOXIC THE BEST AWPER IN 2K19
2019-07-19 00:26
#28
woxic | 
Turkey tigrit0 
top3 without a doubt
2019-07-19 00:32
#31
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Canada dennek 
simple kenny woxic zywoo
2019-07-19 00:34
#33
woxic | 
Turkey tigrit0 
for me, no offense but kenny could be switched with dev1ce
2019-07-19 00:35
#35
 | 
Canada dennek 
device not showing off this year
2019-07-19 00:36
#52
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Because skipping events
2019-07-19 02:08
#57
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Still has way more maps than woxic
2019-07-19 03:05
#58
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
In the last 3 months? Nah I don't think so
2019-07-19 03:11
#59
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South Africa nimmaJ 
The last 3 months isnt "in 2019" and Device has more awards and way more maps vs top teams.
2019-07-19 03:12
#60
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Nah I don't accept that. Astralis is on a landslide
2019-07-19 03:15
#61
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South Africa nimmaJ 
And?
2019-07-19 03:19
well he's certainly up there with the best
2019-07-19 00:35
DAVIDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2019-07-19 00:27
RIP BIG DISBAND PLS
2019-07-19 00:29
#29
woxic | 
Turkey tigrit0 
they are soooooo bad.. at least 2 player change needed plus gob should be retired.
2019-07-19 00:33
#32
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Canada dennek 
kicking smooya was the big mistake, but smooya had bad influence in team's vibe
2019-07-19 00:34
They didn‘t kicked him. He benched himself, but he said that he regrets his decision.
2019-07-19 01:09
#53
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Source?
2019-07-19 02:09
2019-07-19 14:11
#54
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
If gob b retires, who's gonna be the in-game leader? This role is exhausting and no star player should be one, as it will degrade their performance. Look at NiP made Lekr0 IGL, FaZe made NiKo IGL, their performances are now way below everyone's expectation.
2019-07-19 02:13
#62
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United States RealGabeNewel 
dude tabsen is literally doing it right now not gob b
2019-07-19 03:42
#70
woxic | 
Turkey tigrit0 
+1453
2019-07-19 10:05
+1
2019-07-19 11:56
#23
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
so no chance are eliminated? i think i read that somewhere that the 3rd of each group will play against each other for another spot?
2019-07-19 00:30
#24
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
the third of the whole tournament
2019-07-19 00:31
4 teams left still
2019-07-19 00:31
#41
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Myanmar xdcc 
3rd of each minor not groups
2019-07-19 00:42
#42
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
oh alright thanks for the clarification...anyway nochance should've banned mirage in the first place...they had 11% winrate
2019-07-19 00:47
Ez mouz
2019-07-19 00:36
German fans must be really disappointed.
2019-07-19 00:41
Oh yeah, we are. Always bad results at all events. Any other team would change the roster after such bad results, espacially after the major in Katowice. And they always prove the will do better at the next event...
2019-07-19 01:14
#44
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United States Trump2020KAG 
-23 ouch
2019-07-19 00:51
God styko almost did it :(
2019-07-19 02:28
nt
2019-07-19 06:11
BIG dead team i am sorry
2019-07-19 07:12
bye bye BUG, I hope tabseN commits sudoku ugly cheater
2019-07-19 07:22
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