Na`Vi defeat North; OpTic upset Liquid at DreamHack Masters Malmö

Natus Vincere's first match with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács finished as a 16-8 win over North, while OpTic managed to shock Liquid in their opener, 16-9.

Natus Vincere was the team to get the early footing, playing on the offensive side of Overpass and going up 4-2. Philip "aizy" Aistrup was crucial to North's recovery as he sprayed down three on the B site defense, which resulted in North grabbing a 5-4 lead. Natus Vincere bounced back with a 2v2 clutch, 7-5, before some inspired fragging from Jakob "JUGi" Hansen got the Danes back into the lead, 8-7.

Na`Vi secured a confident win in their debut

GuardiaN and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev combined to close out the 2v2 in the pistol and started Natus Vincere's streak as CT. Following a clean anti-eco, Natus Vincere started locking down all of the approaches in the rifle rounds, finding early entries and managing successful retakes the two times North managed to put the bomb down. The young IGL Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov stood out throughout the map, equalling s1mple's frag tally at 21 in the 16-8 victory over North.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 21 - 14 +7 89.6 1.42
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 21 - 16 +5 90.2 1.35
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 16 - 13 +3 76.1 1.18
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 15 - 13 +2 67.9 1.09
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 15 - 14 +1 65.7 1.09
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 15 - 13 +2 68.3 1.08
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 16 - 18 -2 71.0 0.88
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 14 - 20 -6 72.7 0.81
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 13 - 17 -4 73.3 0.78
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 12 - 21 -9 60.0 0.69

Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen and René "cajunb" Borg started the CT side of Overpass in stunning form, with 10-2 K-D apiece, causing a lot of issues to Liquid who found themselves 7-1 down swiftly. The North American's first round win was instantly replied on by OpTic, which gave them even more momentum going forward as they picked off Liquid members swiftly time and time again.

The Danish domination continued for the remainder of the half, MSL was leading the charge on the AWP with 21 kills by the half time, which was concluded 14-1 in favor of OpTic. Liquid finally managed to chain a few rounds together following the CT pistol win, with Nick "nitr0" Cannella's AWPing starting to cause trouble for OpTic. Liquid brought it back to 15-9, but then Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke's crisp entry and Rene "TeSeS" Madsen's quad kill saw OpTic grab the final round, ending the game 16-9.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 20 - 18 +2 72.0 1.01
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 12 - 17 -5 66.4 0.92
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 15 - 18 -3 59.4 0.84
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 13 - 18 -5 66.5 0.79
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 7 - 17 -10 43.7 0.53
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 26 - 13 +13 111.4 1.81
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 21 - 14 +7 83.9 1.33
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 16 - 12 +4 67.7 1.08
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 13 - 14 -1 60.7 1.00
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 11 - 14 -3 53.2 0.81
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
287
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
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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Germany HLTV_GERMANY 
NA CS HAHAHHAHAHAHA LIQUID TOP 1 BTW LUL #NotMyTop1 #NACSsoTrash
2019-10-01 15:50
MSL always perform at Dreamhack event Stockholm 2019 Summer 2019 Stockholm 2018 Valencia 2018 Tours 2018 Montreal 2017
2019-10-01 15:54
#10
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Brazil bandicoot 
just a bo1 upset, calm your tits everyone
2019-10-01 15:51
GOD MSL
2019-10-01 15:58
lmao , we're talking about Liquid which is still #1 on hltv losing to a team which is #19. If it's such an easy task to "Just" upset , every team would've done it by now :)
2019-10-01 15:59
Eg lost to Grayhounds and people r using the excuse jet lag. Liquid legit got to the tournament a day before it started so they would have been easily jet lagged as well.
2019-10-02 04:03
fak u MSL Mastermind
2019-10-01 16:06
holla holla get dolla
2019-10-01 16:13
#100
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Canada herocoolzzz 
+1
2019-10-01 17:10
stockholm 2019? summer 2019 - 1.0 rating stockholm 2018 - 1.06 rating valencia 2018 - 0.89 rating tours 2018 - 1.05 rating only montreal 2017 somewhat good 1.17 rating and it without plenty other dreamhacks where he ate shit shut up
2019-10-01 16:00
imagine crying over this
2019-10-01 16:02
shut up
2019-10-01 16:03
cry me a river
2019-10-01 16:04
Show bobs
2019-10-01 16:20
#84
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Greece NaviGuy 
why no vegana mens
2019-10-01 16:40
Im a bobs guy Also what if catfish and no vagene? 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
2019-10-01 17:34
#85
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Romania decis1ve 
but megan fox has no bobs
2019-10-01 16:44
Cry is free
2019-10-01 16:24
then go cry and shut up
2019-10-01 16:31
naa nibba go cry me a river mens
2019-10-01 17:26
Y would u waste ur time to research all of it
2019-10-01 18:25
1 MIN NICE TIME
2019-10-01 18:34
Still too much
2019-10-01 22:46
#12
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
NAF 0,53 WTF
2019-10-01 15:51
the fact that ESL at NY was running that Liquid 'are they the greatest csgo team of all time?' ad during the grand finals where they weren't participating was also super funny
2019-10-01 15:52
Kicked out by the actual greatest team of all time
2019-10-01 15:57
Everyone is a gangster until the real gangster enter the room
2019-10-01 16:00
#42
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
I'm not an Astralis fan but this is so true^
2019-10-01 16:00
#59
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United States JvvR 
Do you mean the one that lost 3-1?
2019-10-01 16:12
#79
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Denmark jaco5157 
Doesn't change the fact that they are the greatest of all time
2019-10-01 16:33
#81
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United States JvvR 
True but still, that was a poor performance, and being a liquid fan i know a poor performance.
2019-10-01 16:35
#87
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Denmark jaco5157 
Agreed, i saw it. But nothing lasts forever.
2019-10-01 16:45
#88
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Romania decis1ve 
astralis was never to be seen in that bo5, only on train they played quite good, and not as a team but mostly individually. I was actually cheering for astralis just because the toxic chat, and its good nrg won, they hav players that never won and deserve to
2019-10-01 16:46
#89
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United States JvvR 
Watching matches without chat is ideal, no matter what team is winning everything eventually turns into "NA CS LULW" and "EU CS LULW"
2019-10-01 16:50
#95
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Romania decis1ve 
+1
2019-10-01 17:00
#96
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India ashwani597 
Not hating on NA but it gets more toxic when the matches are in NA. At least that's what I have felt.
2019-10-01 17:02
#98
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United States JvvR 
I agree, banter is fine but when they start bringing things outside of CS into it its to far
2019-10-01 17:07
Agreed
2019-10-01 22:01
#128
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Denmark jaco5157 
+1, wish the scene would be less toxic, and good on EG for playing a solid final
2019-10-02 18:09
#61
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United States JvvR 
I forgot the last event german CS won, can you remind me?
2019-10-01 16:13
#77
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United States wokebumpty 
i forgot the last major that liquid won, can you remind me?
2019-10-01 16:32
#80
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
U a smart burger my friend
2019-10-01 16:35
#107
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United States wokebumpty 
thank you sir
2019-10-01 17:46
#82
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United States JvvR 
Are you comparing a country to a singular team? and how is that relevant, can you remind me?
2019-10-01 16:36
#106
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United States wokebumpty 
i just like making fun of liquid fans lol i know it wasn't a very appropriate response
2019-10-01 17:37
#83
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United States JvvR 
The guy was talking about NA cs and you're talking about liquid?
2019-10-01 16:39
xaxaxaxaxax
2019-10-01 16:44
huhu i wonder when aleksib won a major, can u remind me ;)
2019-10-01 17:31
#110
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United States wokebumpty 
he can make it to the grand final without s1mple which is more than liquid can say
2019-10-01 17:52
#113
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
oof that was harsh mr smart burger
2019-10-01 18:27
jk my fren u r a good guy HAHAHAHAH ok u win btw i love aleksib sorry for the comment <3
2019-10-01 18:45
#127
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United States wokebumpty 
no worries hltv is all about banter
2019-10-02 17:33
#116
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Germany HLTV_GERMANY 
LOL
2019-10-01 19:01
#74
Subroza | 
India Jiceg 
I thought NA people were EU immigrants so...............
2019-10-01 16:29
#117
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United States broken1i 
It's ok man, EG can be your new #1. EU trashbag.
2019-10-01 20:23
nice
2019-10-01 15:50
#3
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China Rynaki 
liquid number one ranked team yikes
2019-10-01 15:50
#5
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United States Stoplight91 
LULquid back at it again
2019-10-01 15:50
Expected
2019-10-01 15:50
GG
2019-10-01 15:50
#8
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
MSL and Dreamhack events monkaS
2019-10-01 15:51
#25
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
monkaW
2019-10-01 15:53
#9
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India Noobie2k 
Liquid best team lul🤣
2019-10-01 15:51
#11
dupreeh | 
Indonesia Ugha 
NOT REALLY AN UPSET LMAO
2019-10-01 15:51
#13
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Lmao
2019-10-01 15:51
#14
rain | 
China acr870 
top1 OMEGALUL
2019-10-01 15:51
#15
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Brazil xxAxx 
Chokequid for tier 3 Sweden xaxaxaxax
2019-10-01 15:51
#16
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Russia ToughGuy 
NA FANS SAY JETLAG LUL
2019-10-01 15:51
I believe that was the commentators
2019-10-01 16:50
God MSL shitting on mortals as always
2019-10-01 15:51
#19
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Korea ecsta_s1 
good to see Na'Vi's new roles
2019-10-01 15:52
Omg liquid
2019-10-01 15:52
#21
ZOREE | 
Finland spurku 
GG liquid LUL
2019-10-01 15:52
#22
shox | 
Italy DaDoar 
Twistzz crying in the bathroom and making his makeup flake cause he knows him and his whole team are gonna get Brax'd
2019-10-01 15:52
#23
REZ | 
Sweden viersz 
NA CS OMEGALUL MAY DANISH CS REIGN SUPREME
2019-10-01 15:52
#24
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Philippines p0k1em0n 
Nambawan team lul
2019-10-01 15:53
guardian ☉ ‿ ⚆
2019-10-01 15:53
#27
DAVEY | 
United States E_K_U_L 
not an upset
2019-10-01 15:53
#28
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United Kingdom InsipidAsh03 
"OpTic managed shock Liquid" nice headline
2019-10-01 15:56
#29
Twistzz | 
United Kingdom Savjy 
MSLGOD back again to claim his 2nd MVP at DH not shocking at all
2019-10-01 15:56
God MSL reking these NA noobs But for real GGs to Optic , they played really well. And Naf ... You're hurting me baby ...
2019-10-01 15:56
#31
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
liquid best na team
2019-10-01 15:56
Once again we got a confirmation of the fact that liquid is an average team
2019-10-01 15:56
Liquid average team - fan of mousesports...nuff said
2019-10-01 16:51
mouz is better than liquid
2019-10-01 16:55
0/8
2019-10-01 17:22
Not yet but maybe soon
2019-10-01 22:03
"NA CS OMEGALOL"" fuck off idiots just remember where liquid was 1 day ago and how much time to sleep / relax / practice they had
2019-10-01 15:57
nice excuse, Optic was from NY too
2019-10-01 15:59
they were out way earlier
2019-10-01 16:00
Astralis were later but they didnt lose 1-14 to Envy
2019-10-01 16:01
envy lmao compared to envy optic is a godlike team
2019-10-01 16:02
konfig play in the showmatch, left way earlier? stop with your bs excuses
2019-10-01 16:13
Salty liquid fan LUL
2019-10-01 17:26
Optic stayed until the meet and greet yesterday, so they have the same disadvantantage as liquid. No excuse
2019-10-01 16:05
Are you stupid? ALL of these teams left at the same time cuz how can u know before what the outcome would be?? Their flights were bought in advance and they all left about 1,5 days ago so “jetlag” is not an excuse. For none of them
2019-10-01 16:14
stfu and wait for them in the final
2019-10-01 16:14
Dude we were talking about transportation from ny to sweden wtf r u talkin about? Seriously go see a doctor 😂🧠
2019-10-01 16:31
#111
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
I like your name but acknowledge you got fucked man it's ok this forum is full of retards, don't be one of them
2019-10-01 18:15
#56
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Mad cuz bad axaxaxa
2019-10-01 16:08
wouldn't call this an upset, liquid is really out of form
2019-10-01 15:58
#38
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United States moonboots 
NA still best.. EG will level the field
2019-10-01 15:59
#43
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Denmark Kon10R 
Wonder why North is rated so high ... but Optic winning against Liquid ??! Danish CS GO seems hot at the moment! But NA: Take heart! EG may be the hottest kids on the block deez dayz! ;O)
2019-10-01 16:00
#45
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
NA CS LUL
2019-10-01 16:01
#48
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Boombitched
2019-10-01 16:02
Na’vi winning their first match of the tournament?🤔🤔🤔 This navi is so far way better than it has ever been
2019-10-01 16:06
+1
2019-10-01 17:08
+1 simple on top, everyone's above 1 rating. I say it's a really impressive beginning of new era. #NaviEra
2019-10-01 22:05
#55
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected ez for NaVi and goat s1mple
2019-10-01 16:07
NA CS LUL
2019-10-01 16:09
#58
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Norway birbbI 
Liquid downfall rip mens)))
2019-10-01 16:10
#60
shox | 
India iejesus 
Msl lul
2019-10-01 16:12
#66
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Singapore LimGardz 
Liquid Pick overpass are dumb map they really bad on overpass
2019-10-01 16:14
#68
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Canada CeeeD 
Could not more agreed with you.
2019-10-01 16:20
FaZe: -NiKo +MSL
2019-10-01 16:19
GuardiaN sucks but Na`Vi looks a lot better, need to see more maps though.
2019-10-01 16:22
MSL is actually one of the most underrated IGL's in game
2019-10-01 16:23
at new york he was very bad...
2019-10-01 16:25
Nah, just lulquid are bad
2019-10-01 16:33
#91
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Germany Neckarstadion 
MSL so inconsistent. On one day he is a top 3 awper, the next day he gets outclassed by cajunb taking the awp in his hands
2019-10-01 16:51
#92
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
4 months era, btw. lulquid in 2020 = clown9 in 2019
2019-10-01 16:52
n1 navi <3
2019-10-01 17:05
expected why does liquid keep playing overpass at this point
2019-10-01 17:49
#109
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Myanmar xdcc 
hahahahaha
2019-10-01 17:51
msl so underrated player
2019-10-01 21:06
#119
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Australia SUNSPY 
ez navi clap
2019-10-01 21:56
heard that naf tked twist? anyone know what happened?
2019-10-02 04:50
#126
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Ukraine and1lea 
NaVi is NOT russian organization, so please change flag to Ukrainian
2019-10-02 14:46
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