North beat mousesports; Vitality demolish Invictus in StarSeries openers

It took North three maps to beat mousesports while Vitality had no issues closing out a quick two-mapper against Invictus to kick off StarSeries i-League Season 8.

North were quick to put pressure on mousesports’ map pick, Mirage, winning the first five rounds on the CT side before the mixed European team were able to make a B strike work. Up 7-2, Nicklas "gade" Gade had a massive four-kill play under wood on the A site to keep widening North’s lead.mouz were able to get one more round on the board on another B strike, but that would be it for Finn "karrigan" Andersen and company, who were unable to get another before the half, which ended 3-12.

A great read by mousesports put four players on B as North tried to make their way to the site, eliminating all players. Up 13-7, gade had another big play as his team won the B site, this time getting the opening frag and then cutting rotations. Slowly but surely, mousesports started to get a grip on the map, hitting double digits as the Danes were unable to scramble. Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye then won a 1vs2 clutch on A against Robin "ropz" Kool and Özgür "woxic" Eker, and while mousesports got an 11th on the board to stay alive, they were overwhelmed by pistols as they saw the comeback slip away, 11-16.

North start their StarSeries run on the right foot

mousesports denied a B plant on the first round of Nuke to get ahead early on. They were then able to take the first three rounds before an eco bash by Chris "chrisJ" de Jong put a fourth on the scoreboard. Three kills by Jakob "JUGi" Hansen helped North tally their first, but just like the Danes had been in control on Mirage, it was now mousesports’ turn to cruise by as they dominated the half to a 14-1 partial. North padded the scoreline in the second half, winning four more rounds, but mousesports closed it out 16-5.

Train started off with mousesports taking a crucial lead on the CT side. North won the fourth round, but were instantly traded. mouz then stopped a B strike to keep increasing their lead as the defending side. Kjaerbye then had a three-kill round includin a 1vs1 clutch to get the second for his team. North then went on to play a solid Terrorist half to bring it within one, 7-8.

Winning the second pistol round, the Danes put themselves in prime position to take the map. Down 8-11, mousesports were finally able to win a round in the second half, but it was the North show as they went on to close the map out 16-9.

Matchpage
1
2
21st October 2019
11
Mirage
16
16
Nuke
5
9
Train
16
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 57 - 46 +11 75.1 1.17
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 52 - 44 +8 78.4 1.13
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 50 - 45 +5 70.5 1.02
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 41 - 50 -9 67.1 0.91
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 39 - 49 -10 59.9 0.84
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 54 - 47 +7 78.3 1.17
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 50 - 44 +6 74.6 1.09
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 48 - 48 0 80.6 1.05
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 46 - 50 -4 66.5 1.00
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 36 - 50 -14 57.3 0.77

Vitality were first out of the gate on Nuke, taking the pistol round on the attacking side and following it up for a 2-0 lead. Invictus tied up once guns were in play, but were unable to take the lead, and that was as close as they would get to it in the half as the French team started to run away with it in dominating fashion, ending it 12-3. The second half was a washout as Vitality took the pistol round with three headshots by Cédric "RpK" Guipouy to go on and win the last four rounds needed to close their map pick, 16-3.

Vitality made quick work of Invictus

Vitality kept up the pace on the second map, Mirage, going up 3-0. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire was having a vintage Mirage performance starting out 8-2 as his team went up 6-0. Down 0-9 it looked like Invictus could perhaps win a round, but Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut denied them that pleasure with a 1vs2 clutch on A. Despite losing the previous clutch, Invictus did get a round of honor in the following, punishing Vitality, although that would be the extent of their highlights in a half which ended 1-14. Invictus managed to get two more, but their fates had already been sealed as Vitality closed it out 16-3.

Matchpage
2
0
21st October 2019
16
Nuke
3
16
Mirage
3
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 40 - 19 +21 119.2 1.86
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 36 - 19 +17 98.2 1.69
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 35 - 20 +15 84.0 1.47
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 27 - 16 +11 68.1 1.30
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 24 - 21 +3 70.4 1.15
 Invictus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Anton 'Koshak' PlatkoKoshak 26 - 30 -4 81.8 0.88
Russia Vadim 'V4D1M' PanchukV4D1M 21 - 33 -12 55.8 0.68
China Peiqi 'flying' Songflying 16 - 34 -18 67.0 0.55
China Heng 'expro' Yangexpro 16 - 33 -17 55.7 0.50
China QingHui 'FIOURN' KongFIOURN 16 - 32 -16 46.3 0.49
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
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
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
#1
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Portugal senq100 
123
2019-10-21 12:30
456
2019-10-21 13:45
#37
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Brazil rtgamer002 
789
2019-10-21 14:06
#46
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Sweden Zaser5 
10 11 12
2019-10-21 14:58
13 14 15
2019-10-21 17:14
16 17 18
2019-10-21 17:16
19 20 21
2019-10-21 17:20
13 14 15
2019-10-21 17:15
#2
valde | 
Sweden dodin0 
Ez4North
2019-10-21 12:30
#3
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
I'm sad
2019-10-21 12:30
#12
dupreeh | 
Denmark grindz 
Don't be mens((
2019-10-21 12:32
trasjhh
2019-10-21 12:30
#5
United Kingdom Res0 
v4d1m best
2019-10-21 12:30
So it seems ahahaha, TenZ number 2
2019-10-21 12:31
Nt mouz renegades better
2019-10-21 12:31
Mouz will never win anything with karrigan
2019-10-21 12:31
+1
2019-10-21 12:32
+1 - he's even worse than i thougt. Just saw this game vs North, and please don't put an awp in his hands ever again
2019-10-21 12:34
#45
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Croatia DNM_ii 
It's literally the first game, calm down.
2019-10-21 14:55
#58
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Sweden fbdd 
I agree, since they went to semi-finals in EPL, they started to get worse and worse, this team needs radical changes to win something.
2019-10-21 17:49
lol
2019-10-21 12:31
#10
dupreeh | 
Denmark grindz 
EZ FOR DENMARK
2019-10-21 12:31
rip mouz :(
2019-10-21 12:32
Too ez
2019-10-21 12:32
#15
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Kazakhstan despard 
haha mouz always lose the first match and then go through the LB final and choke it haha
2019-10-21 12:32
Nope
2019-10-21 12:37
#21
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Kazakhstan despard 
correct me then
2019-10-21 12:37
Demolish x)
2019-10-21 12:33
Ez
2019-10-21 12:36
#HearTheRoar Ez4north It was embarrassing to watch Mouz. They played so bad. Just -frozen or disband?
2019-10-21 12:38
The guy is 17 and that’s his first pro team. Give him time
2019-10-21 13:40
He’s been active on the scene for like 2 years now and for all of these 2 years people have been saying this exact thing.
2019-10-21 13:41
Nobody becomes a consistent player in 2 years
2019-10-21 14:15
Lmfao how fucking clueless can you be
2019-10-21 15:35
Ok Vladislav, back to peeling potatoes and drinking vodka you go
2019-10-21 15:44
Name me 1 good player who took more than 2 years to become “consistent”
2019-10-21 15:54
ottoNd, still not consistent now
2019-10-21 16:09
What the fuck lmao “Still not consistent now” ????????????? Maybe try reading my actual question before answering?
2019-10-21 18:24
I answered your question. Otto still isn’t consistent now and he’s playing since 2017.
2019-10-21 23:40
He’s only been playing in a decent team for like half a year lmao
2019-10-22 06:10
So has frozen, ure proving my point even more xD
2019-10-22 06:50
How the fuck? You said that a player needs at least 2 years to become consistent, I’m saying you’re wrong. You gave me an example of a player who “needed 2 years to become consistent”, yet that player actually isn't even consistent and hasn't been playing for 2 years yet. What the fuck is wrong with you?
2019-10-22 07:02
Lol braindead
2019-10-22 10:41
Device, xyp9x, Dupreeh, KennyS
2019-10-21 16:17
Astralis core isn't consistent for almost 3 years
2019-10-21 22:42
#40
World Kobs 
Zywoo IS 18 and first pro team no need Time
2019-10-21 14:15
#41
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Things are different for s1mple 2
2019-10-21 14:21
Frozen has a girlfriend tho and Zywoo‘s girlfriend is the AWP so guess what they be doing
2019-10-21 14:29
Last week he played good in esl, so go disband yourself
2019-10-21 14:07
not so easy for song yang and kong
2019-10-21 12:38
#23
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United States Trump2020KAG 
When will mouz drop that onliner frozen?
2019-10-21 12:42
#24
s1mple | 
Germany psymax 
+21 119ADR 1.86 deserved #1 of 2019 so far
2019-10-21 12:46
#29
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
Fair doesn't check out
2019-10-21 12:56
#25
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Europe wutwute 
North! #HearTheRoar
2019-10-21 12:46
#26
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ez
2019-10-21 12:48
Dunno why, i always cheer for north, probably cuz they're always an underdog
2019-10-21 12:51
#28
l | 
Indonesia JoSuaLB 
V4DIM didn't activate his cheat on?
2019-10-21 12:53
#30
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Singapore FallBlade 
ight imma head out
2019-10-21 13:00
idk this team suck dicks every event, but everyone still overrate them I mean mouz
2019-10-21 13:05
WHERE are you V4DIM? Can't Frag on LAN? LuuuuuuuuuuuuuL
2019-10-21 13:09
#33
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Brazil VerySafeName 
-Bottigan +Aleksib ez top 3 team
2019-10-21 13:37
#42
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Spain JLenny47 
Mouz lost wtf?
2019-10-21 14:26
Karrigan effect LOL
2019-10-21 15:04
mouz pls
2019-10-21 19:25
#64
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Brazil MASHALLAH 
mouz what? comeback please!
2019-10-22 00:24
Mouz cant play together, crisj shoulda leave
2019-10-22 10:53
MOUZ OMG!
2019-10-22 19:54
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