Vitality march on in Belek with victory over North

Vitality have claimed a spot in Group A's upper bracket final at StarSeries i-League Season 8 after taking down North in a three-map series.

The French team had to go the full distance to move past a North side that once again showed their combative spirit as they recovered from a thumping on their own map pick, but still walked away as deserved winners in a match dominated by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, who is sitting on a fantastic 1.63 tournament rating. Vitality will now enjoy a two-day break before returning to action on Thursday morning in Group A's upper bracket final against the winner of the clash between fnatic and Renegades.

Vitality endured a slow start to the series on Inferno, but once they hit their stride rounds began to flow. They had North's players against the ropes with a five-round streak before Jakob "JUGi" Hansen came to life as he dragged his team into the game with some crucial AWP shots.

The first half ended with only one round separating the two teams, but it was a one-way street affair afterwards. Vitality frustrated the Danes with a very compact defense and won nine rounds in a row en route to a 16-8 success.

ZywOo excelled against North with three great maps

JUGi opened the action on Dust2 with a 1v2 clutch, setting North up for a 4-0 lead. Vitality then enjoyed a spell of dominance after a semi-buy victory and took a 6-5 lead, but things quickly went awry as they gave up an anti-eco round. The Danes rode that momentum to an 8-6 advantage before ZywOo pulled off a quad-kill to keep the deficit to a minimum.

Vitality retook the lead after a strong start to the second half, but then things began to fall apart. The Frenchmen were forced to operate on a very weak economy for a large spell, and, with Nicklas "gade" Gade in stunning form, North managed to close out the map in convincing fashion to force a decider.

The DreamHack Masters Malmö runners-up did not let that loss get to them and ran amok on Nuke. They recovered from a 0-3 deficit and reached half-time in double-digit territory with an impressive T side. Just like on Inferno, Vitality set up a very strong defense and took control of the game, losing just one round to a 1v3 clutch by Philip "aizy" Aistrup. That round, which came at a point when North were already ten series points down, did little in the way of revitalizing the jaded Danish players, who will fight for survival in the tournament against the winner of the Brazilian derby between MIBR and Imperial.

Matchpage
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21st October 2019
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Inferno
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Dust2
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Nuke
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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 69 - 38 +31 98.8 1.54
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 51 - 47 +4 79.2 1.17
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 53 - 49 +4 76.2 1.09
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 40 - 45 -5 58.0 0.92
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 38 - 46 -8 55.4 0.84
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 53 - 47 +6 68.6 1.02
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 48 - 51 -3 72.6 0.96
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 44 - 50 -6 61.0 0.94
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 42 - 46 -4 65.9 0.91
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 38 - 58 -20 75.4 0.87
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
640
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1309
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
GG!
2019-10-21 20:46
#2
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Czech Republic Xedys 
WP!
2019-10-21 20:47
WP!
2019-10-21 20:47
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice team! Definitely better than FaZe right now!
2019-10-21 20:47
#15
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Spain N0Love 
Only that this guy Zywoo they told me he was a terrible player
2019-10-21 20:49
To be fair Zywoo basically 1v5's teams. Sometimes it is 1.5v5's though
2019-10-21 22:12
#39
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France Yoyoona0 
Strange that aAa wasn't as strong as Vitality, if ZywOo 1v5
2019-10-21 22:19
aAa was a bunch of shit tier main players. Vitality is a bunch of shit tier pro players. So that's the difference
2019-10-21 22:34
#46
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France Yoyoona0 
Conclusion : it's not 1v5
2019-10-22 00:36
they build their game around him (just like navi last year around s1mple) put zywoo or s1mple to the team like faze and they will be sightly above the avg (not bcuz they are bad but bcuz of shit teamplay)
2019-10-21 23:26
Lol
2019-10-22 07:01
#4
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
gg
2019-10-21 20:47
2019-10-21 20:47
ofc ma men zeewoo
2019-10-21 20:51
just shoot back smh
2019-10-21 21:02
#34
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Albania JonZherka 
Mediocre
2019-10-21 21:23
LUL facile for vitality
2019-10-21 20:47
#7
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Estonia E$t0 
wp north
2019-10-21 20:47
Wp
2019-10-21 20:47
good game and well deserved : )
2019-10-21 20:47
shox top deaths =)))
2019-10-21 20:47
yeah he was kinda pushing them a lot when not needed like big advantage he was going for the kills even if vitality win the round, shox hunting the kills but struggle to get 1 omegalul
2019-10-21 21:00
#33
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France SpooceCooke 
Idk it seems to me like he’s entry fragging a lot, I might be wrong but from what I’ve seen he often goes in first or second
2019-10-21 21:23
Straight up false. He is lurking a lot and often finds himself in clutch sutuations...
2019-10-22 08:24
“Vitality is a real team” Zywoo +31 k/d diff
2019-10-21 20:48
#14
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nice
2019-10-21 20:48
#16
ZywOo | 
France gamarin 
ZywOo carrying once again! This man cannot be stopped. #1 2019 by far nobody is even close to him
2019-10-21 20:50
#18
ZywOo | 
Europe Noway1 
5th MVP incoming for Zywoo Best player ever touched CSGO, holy fuck how good is this guy. Zywoo >>> all
2019-10-21 20:51
#19
NBK- | 
Ireland Synk_VEXG 
Zywoo 1.54 rating in 3 map series, holy cow...S1mple wat doink?
2019-10-21 20:52
Team ZywOo
2019-10-21 20:52
#21
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France FanchDDD 
Belekouilles
2019-10-21 20:58
#23
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Norway flipflop 
just imagine this team without zywoo
2019-10-21 21:00
Shit , like all French teams that don't get carried by a single player.
2019-10-21 21:04
#30
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Poland Crai9Xen 
+1 this time ZyWoo, earlier KennyS and shox at his prime
2019-10-21 21:12
Ez 4 vitaaa
2019-10-21 21:05
#27
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Anyone who thinks zywoo won’t be top1 this year is delusional
2019-10-21 21:06
+1 by far the best player this year
2019-10-21 21:09
#29
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Elige top3 tho
2019-10-21 21:10
I hope so but could be #4 as well
2019-10-21 21:13
#32
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Romania kinoN 
2k19z
2019-10-21 21:20
#35
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Russia AnDi4 
good job my french friends :3
2019-10-21 21:24
#36
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Brazil Collee 
Ezywoo
2019-10-21 21:25
The best French player has zero ego. Learn how to do this and maybe win a big LAN. Also, best awper in the world since simple decided to become the best rifle. I'd love to see them together on the same team.
2019-10-21 21:42
#44
World Kobs 
Zywoo IS also the best riffle in the World
2019-10-21 23:59
#40
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Poland GamBitF4N 
#1 ZYWOOO
2019-10-21 22:28
#42
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
69 kills. Zywoo the next X GOD cumfirmed
2019-10-21 22:57
#45
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Brazil MASHALLAH 
well played vitality, especially zywoo
2019-10-22 00:08
ok belek is a turkish city
2019-10-22 02:07
#48
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African Union mikecool 
Zywoo is a beast as usual
2019-10-22 04:14
#51
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France bjjthibz 
When i look the stats i'm surprised to see shox bottom scorer and such bad rating, because when i watched the game i found him really good, making impactfull plays and a really impressive clutch capacity. It's not the first time i notice this since he plays in Vitality. He looks good during games and in the end when you see the stats it seems he was bad ..
2019-10-22 09:31
Zywoo or S1mple :/
2019-10-22 11:06
#53
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Russia PowerAbuse 
I believe vitality can be a top 1 team
2019-10-22 13:51
#54
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
n1 vitality
2019-10-22 19:48
#55
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Turkey berkovic 
shox style:DDDD
2019-10-23 12:07
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