North outshine CR4ZY to reach Europe Minor winners' final
The semi-final matchup began on Inferno, North’s map pick, where a quad-kill from Nicklas "gade" Gade in the pistol set the Danes up for a 4-0 start on the Terrorist side. A three-round reply from CR4ZY was met by yet another string of four rounds from North, who extended their lead to a comfortable 8-3 scoreline. With their defensive side struggling, CR4ZY were able to claw back an additional two rounds to head into their T-side chasing a 10-5 deficit.
As the second pistol commenced, CR4ZY kicked their performance up a gear, picking up four of the opening five rounds in the second half to narrow the score difference to 9-11. Both sides acquired a string of rounds each before Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså stepped up on the B bombsite with a quad-kill to fend off the imposing Terrorists, securing map point for the Danes. Despite their best efforts with only pistols in hand, CR4ZY were unable to prevent Inferno from going in favour of North as the map concluded 16-12.
The second map, Train, began with CR4ZY picking up the pistol on the T-side, but back-and-forth force buys saw the two sides trade a round apiece before the Serbian side were able to come out on top with a 4-1 lead. With money in the bank, North’s proficiency surfaced on the defensive side as the Danes claimed eight consecutive rounds to pull comfortably ahead. A 1v2 post-plant clutch from Nemanja "nexa" Isaković broke the Danish streak, but CR4ZY were unable to capitalise further, with North securing the final round of the half for a 10-5 lead.
CR4ZY came out of the gates hot in the second half, posting three rounds on the board briskly. The two sides once more traded blows before Jakob "JUGi" Hansen locked down an additional round for North with nothing but a deagle in hand in a 1v2 post-plant. The eco victory proved pivotal in the matchup as North gradually began to hold an economical advantage over CR4ZY, who were consistently forced to save. A Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye double-kill was the nail in the coffin for CR4ZY as North closed out the map 16-9 to book their spot in the Europe Minor winners' final.
|CR4ZY||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|48 - 37||+11||94.1||1.23|
|34 - 41||-7||80.7||1.01|
|31 - 40||-9||56.7||0.83|
|24 - 39||-15||49.2||0.78|
|24 - 42||-18||57.9||0.65|