North cruise past MVP PK to book StarLadder Major spot

North punched their ticket to New Challengers Stage of the StarLadder Major after dispatching MVP PK in two maps in the Minor Play-in.

The Danish team delivered on their status as favourites for the Minor Play-in and put up a solid team performance against an MVP PK side who had to play from behind throughout the match. The victory marks North's return to a Counter-Strike Major after missing IEM Katowice, with the Koreans still having one more chance to make history and qualify for the biggest tournament in the game for the first time.

North got off to a solid start on Nuke, looking very composed on the CT side as they cruised to a 3-0 lead without hassle. MVP PK responded with guns in hands with a winning streak of their own, but the rest of the half was all about North's compact defense as the Danes picked up 11 rounds before switching over to the Terrorist side.

A successful A split in the second pistol saw North move further into the lead, leaving MVP PK with an even more monumental task. The South Korean team then put together a string of rounds, but a comeback was beyond them as the holes in their defense were exploited by North, who calmly put the game to rest in the 26th round.

North are back in a Major after missing Katowice

The first half of Inferno was closesly contested, though North never really looked in danger. Every time that MVP PK tried to close the gap, North retook control of proceedings, with the half ending with a 9-6 scoreline in favour of the Danes.

Carrying their momentum into the second half, North surged into a 14-6 lead with a series of solid retakes. MVP PK still attempted a response, but the Danes were simply too far ahead, eventually locking down the map in the 26th round off the back of a trio of kills from Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye.

Matchpage
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29th July 2019
16
Nuke
10
16
Inferno
10
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 48 - 33 +15 98.8 1.45
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 45 - 33 +12 88.9 1.35
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 41 - 25 +16 80.0 1.30
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 30 - 28 +2 62.6 1.03
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 26 - 28 -2 52.6 1.01
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 39 - 41 -2 82.0 1.08
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 34 - 36 -2 71.1 1.00
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 27 - 38 -11 60.6 0.79
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 25 - 39 -14 65.9 0.77
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 21 - 36 -15 47.7 0.66

The StarLadder Major's New Challengers Stage will run from August 23-26 at the Verti Music Hall, with 16 teams duking it out for eight spots in the New Legends Stage. The team list for the initial stage looks as follows:

The final spot in the New Challengers Stage of the StarLadder Major will be determined through the Minor Play-In, pitting INTZ against MVP PK, with the match scheduled to start at 18:30.

Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1338
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
ez
2019-07-29 18:14
Kimchi CS LUL
2019-07-29 18:14
LUL
2019-07-29 18:15
#13
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Sweden Unluko 
Ggs!
2019-07-29 18:16
valde top1
2019-07-29 18:23
#7
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EASY FOR NORTH
2019-07-29 18:14
Expected
2019-07-29 18:27
#2
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
WE ARE BACK BOYS
2019-07-29 18:14
Expected
2019-07-29 18:27
#37
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
for the last time LUL
2019-07-29 18:30
#3
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Germany Deutschland! 
Karma for world cup 2018! Nt KPOP!
2019-07-29 18:14
#9
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Poland Freeburger97 
lmao
2019-07-29 18:15
#47
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Estonia NGLTenZIsCute 
Stay mad
2019-07-29 21:52
#4
Kjaerbye | 
Portugal Afacs 
nice
2019-07-29 18:14
North qualified for major, I live in a parallel universe?
2019-07-29 18:14
Yep, with Jugi, insta lose
2019-07-29 21:35
North winning, wow!
2019-07-29 18:16
wot
2019-07-29 18:16
#16
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Canada thelegend27 
wët
2019-07-29 18:17
#12
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Very nice, I missed seeing North at the major. EZ for god Valde
2019-07-29 18:16
#14
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Canada thelegend27 
no vici/sharks/chiefs to ruin them this time
2019-07-29 18:17
You mean no cadian
2019-07-29 18:18
#19
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Canada thelegend27 
wtf u talk shit about canadians
2019-07-29 18:18
Yes. Canadians ruined North
2019-07-29 18:20
North Top 1! Ye Ye Ye! EZ Major! Ye Ye Ye!
2019-07-29 18:17
#18
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Canada thelegend27 
nt gimme gimme gimme major major major
2019-07-29 18:18
Wtf I'm not gimme gimme gimme major major major
2019-07-29 18:19
#23
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Canada thelegend27 
Furia| HEY HEY HEY
2019-07-29 18:19
#24
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
You mean north academy?
2019-07-29 18:19
I mean the top 1 team in the world. Led by 200 IQ Valde-Jesus
2019-07-29 18:21
Maybe if they get a solid awp
2019-07-29 18:27
#48
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
Don't even need an awper. Literally they can get cajunb or any most of the optic players and they can be so much better. Natosaphix would do better than him ffs
2019-07-29 23:05
#20
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Europe Kermac 
Nice stickers
2019-07-29 18:18
#21
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Russia RoughGuy 
Favourite for 0 3
2019-07-29 18:18
#25
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Canada thelegend27 
you mean dreameaters?
2019-07-29 18:19
#27
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Russia RoughGuy 
Maybe
2019-07-29 18:20
#28
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Canada thelegend27 
ez for 0-3sports
2019-07-29 18:21
#30
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Russia RoughGuy 
Why mad? Lose money on favelas?
2019-07-29 18:22
#36
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Canada thelegend27 
it was an ironic comment about mousesports no one with a brain would bet on intz, they’re terribleeee
2019-07-29 18:30
#35
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Brazil hugoooo 
Double digits in both maps... "cruise past"
2019-07-29 18:27
hltv danish site
2019-07-29 19:52
intz at major lul. no way they lose to mvp pk. so after all retard kng makes it to the major.
2019-07-29 18:35
I mean MVP get 10 rounds both maps. Not a cruise at all. Decent performance by koreans
2019-07-29 18:36
#40
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
Finally North oof
2019-07-29 18:37
#41
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Europe SOEZ4NIK0 
North Try harding vs korean team gonna get rekt in the qualifier probably
2019-07-29 18:46
#42
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Ukraine richUkrainian 
Undeserved
2019-07-29 19:19
whocars
2019-07-29 19:56
#45
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Russia RIMJOBOB 
what were the odds for north? prematch
2019-07-29 19:57
ez for valde
2019-07-30 07:21
gg!
2019-07-30 11:53
free spot noobs
2019-07-30 16:58
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