North take down CR4ZY to win DreamHack Open Sevilla

North won the final DreamHack Open tournament of the year after defeating CR4ZY in a three-map series in Sevilla.

The Danish team end 2019 with a much-needed tournament victory that will, at least for a little while, ease the pressure after yet another disappointing year. North dominated the first map, Mirage, with such poise that it would have been hard to imagine the series getting away from them. But this is North we are talking about, and nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to this team.

Nicklas "gade" Gade's side alarmingly dropped the pace on Vertigo, where they spent the entire game playing catch-up before ultimately letting the map slip in anti-eco round. But in true North fashion, they showed that they can go from heaven to hell and back as they put up a strong performance on Dust2 to claim the title, repeating the success from last year's DreamHack Valencia tournament, which also had also come at a turbulent time for the side.

North came out with a fierce determination and thirsty for CR4ZY's blood, easing to a 10-0 lead on the CT side as Luka "emi" Vuković's troops looked lost on the map - their own pick - and were often caught from behind. Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas then single-handedly unlocked the stubborn North defense with three frags, finally putting CR4ZY on the board, but that would not alter the course of the game as the Danes remained in control and won the remaining rounds.

North win a much-needed title in Sevilla

EspiranTo did his best to keep CR4ZY in the game with a massive quad kill in the pistol round, but their resistance would soon be broken. North responded in the fourth round with just Desert Eagles and wrapped things up in the next round to put an end to this one-sided map.

After cutting a frustrating figure on Vertigo against GODSENT, CR4ZY looked to be in trouble as they headed into North's pick, but they came out the livelier of the two sides and took the lead with a quad kill from Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov in the pistol round. North responded with guns in hand and equalised the score at 4-4, but from there the rounds that they won were few and far between, resulting in a 9-6 advantage for emi's side.

After switching to the CT side, CR4ZY kept their composure and hit map point at 15-10 after gathering themselves just when the game was starting to get out of hand. North still attempted to push for overtime and put together a string of rounds after increasing the tempo on the A site, but they ended up collapsing in an anti-eco round.

North were unwilling to let that setback get to them and came out strongly on Dust2, where they took a 7-2 lead on the CT side. Things then went sour for the Danish team as CR4ZY enjoyed a spell of dominance after winning an eco round, but the final rounds of the half would be controlled by North, who took 10 rounds into the second half.

The Danes came out of the break determined to end the series as quickly as possible and further added to their lead after winning the pistol round and the next two. CR4ZY still attempted a response but their comeback attempt was cut short, with North wrapping things up in 24th round after Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye had put the team on championship point with a spectacular quad-kill.

Matchpage
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1
15th December 2019
16
Mirage
4
13
Vertigo
16
16
Dust2
8
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 55 - 45 +10 90.1 1.29
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 46 - 39 +7 74.6 1.16
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 58 - 49 +9 76.3 1.11
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 47 - 42 +5 67.4 1.09
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 46 - 40 +6 67.3 1.03
 CR4ZY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 53 - 51 +2 77.4 1.11
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 51 - 48 +3 68.6 1.05
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ 40 - 52 -12 65.5 0.88
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 37 - 48 -11 53.4 0.85
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vukovićemi 34 - 53 -19 52.9 0.79

DreamHack Sevilla 2019 final standings:

1. Denmark North - $50,000
2. Europe CR4ZY - $20,000
3-4. Europe GODSENT - $10,000
3-4. Denmark MAD Lions - $10,000
5-6. Spain Movistar Riders - $3,000
5-6. Poland Illuminar - $3,000
7-8. Germany BIG - $2,000
7-8. Russia Gambit Youngsters - $2,000

Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1352
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:
666
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Undeserved.
2019-12-15 21:15
#11
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Spain Granjero 
+1 movistar riders deserved it more
2019-12-15 21:16
#18
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Everything checks out
2019-12-15 21:18
#23
MSL | 
Austria itsdavvid 
HEAR THE ROAR
2019-12-15 21:19
<3
2019-12-15 21:45
Unexpected
2019-12-15 22:25
expected
2019-12-16 13:59
No, unexpected
2019-12-17 10:42
#74
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United Kingdom zakariin 
alt account I see
2019-12-16 01:34
#78
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France LeDiplomate 
No it doesn't.
2019-12-16 07:26
North roster changes inc.
2019-12-15 21:18
#54
b0RUP | 
Denmark Gryde 
No they just won a t1 event
2019-12-15 22:24
2/8
2019-12-15 23:00
+1 Goup B contenders were not able to do anything against the teams of Group A. Some ppl wrote that Riders doesnt deserve to play this kind of LANs but they forget to check opponents on Rider's Group.
2019-12-15 23:47
#21
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Denmark CloudEr 
+1
2019-12-15 21:18
#33
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Netherlands bringithome 
why do so many people hate north?
2019-12-15 21:26
#53
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
Because they're absolutely fucking dogshit , I like them , but they have been so fucking bad lately , - Jugi + MSL please
2019-12-15 21:56
Kjaerby instead of NBK in OG
2019-12-16 00:37
Deserved
2019-12-15 21:29
+1 lucky win in a tier 7 tournament
2019-12-15 21:33
#2
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Bulgaria No_1One 
N♿rth top 1 2020
2019-12-15 21:15
8/8 aleksib was the problem
2019-12-15 21:15
#3
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Sweden Martintimell69 
nice ig
2019-12-15 21:15
disband already
2019-12-15 21:15
kkkkkkkkk North won something xD
2019-12-15 21:16
#40
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
YES and you will allways be a loser.,...for life...
2019-12-15 21:33
ok jugi
2019-12-15 21:33
#47
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
what are you `? romania polski russian ukraine,,,same loser country ?
2019-12-15 21:43
what are you `? romania polski russian ukraine,,,same loser country ?
2019-12-15 21:43
#56
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
YES YES Low standard of living, low inteligent, low education ,,, are you finally going to school? do you still live with your mother.
2019-12-15 22:27
YES YES Low standard of living, low inteligent, low education ,,, are you finally going to school? do you still live with your mother.
2019-12-15 22:49
#75
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United Kingdom zakariin 
malta stupid
2019-12-16 01:35
0/8
2019-12-16 01:36
#8
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
unexpected from N♿rth
2019-12-15 21:16
#9
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Netherlands PATOZR 
Would be a shame if they didn't won it
2019-12-15 21:16
gz
2019-12-15 21:16
This win on tier3 event will delay their disband for one year Gj CR4ZY ♿♿💪
2019-12-15 21:16
#13
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Russia remdyx 
imagine when mafia wins something
2019-12-15 21:17
#14
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Spain Kosodutsky 
Tier 9000
2019-12-15 21:17
#87
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Spain Kosodutsky 
Still, gud party and tapas amigo
2019-12-16 15:59
#15
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
NORTH BACK BOIZZ
2019-12-15 21:17
statement need more wheelchair
2019-12-15 21:41
The Danish team end 2019 with a much-needed tournament victory that will, at least for a little while, ease the pressure after yet another disappointing year. North dominated the first map, Mirage, with such poise that it would have been hard to imagine the series getting away from them. But this is North we are talking about, and nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to this team. kkkkkkk
2019-12-15 21:17
#17
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United States xiquo 
gade win his first lan at 25
2019-12-15 21:17
GO WIN NORTH EZ4NORTH Now time for roster changes )))) -Aizy -Jugi -Gade -Cajunb
2019-12-15 21:18
Lol
2019-12-15 21:18
North dominated the first map, Mirage, with such poise that it would have been hard to imagine the series getting away from them. But this is North we are talking about, and nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to this team. XAXAXAXAXA
2019-12-15 21:20
#25
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Qatar amega 
Best dannish team
2019-12-15 21:20
astralis ?
2019-12-16 14:05
Nice North gj
2019-12-15 21:20
#27
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Europe wutwute 
Wuhuu!
2019-12-15 21:21
#28
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Congratz North, now you have another meaningless title and will keep this absolute garbage roster another 6 months.
2019-12-15 21:21
#29
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Poland ruhoks 
ihg dropped out so i dont care
2019-12-15 21:24
#30
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Ukraine w1nth 
North still garbage, disband please, and never acquire a roster again.
2019-12-15 21:24
Unexpected but deserved!
2019-12-15 21:25
#32
HUNDEN | 
Europe glow1ng 
Kjearbye if u hear me dude never leave north as you did in astralis. Trust these guys and give your 100% u get your lesson from the history i quess hope u ll get trophies again like in the past i wanna see your shaky aim in the t1 events,finals again
2019-12-15 21:26
GG WP North ! Still better than mibr.
2019-12-15 21:29
mibr ? :) irrelevant
2019-12-16 14:05
#36
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Libya OG_TOP_1 
7-8. BIG - $2,000 axaxaxaxaxa
2019-12-15 21:30
#37
Summer | 
China seba13 
north becomes the king of dh open wtf
2019-12-15 21:30
#38
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Denmark Randomij 
Wait what, did this happened?
2019-12-15 21:31
I'm not sure yet, we need to wake up tomorrow and see if this is real or a dream.
2019-12-15 21:45
#42
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
North actually winning something , wtf The last tournament that I recall them winning was an unexpected win against Astralis I think, not sure if that was their last trophy before this one
2019-12-15 21:34
#43
Theia | 
Portugal ItsAvenn 
North have 4 dreamhack Open titles lmao
2019-12-15 21:34
#44
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nice
2019-12-15 21:36
+1
2019-12-16 14:06
I SAY CAJUN YOU SAY B CAJUN! B! CAJUN! B!
2019-12-15 21:38
Not a word about CajunB gj
2019-12-15 21:44
I thought Crazy would have had a better shot at winning this but sadly they lack the firepower to beat real tier 2 teams. Good showing from them either way.
2019-12-15 21:54
NORTHACK wins another Dreamhack trophy...
2019-12-15 22:52
#59
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North America YungRiceG0d 
wtff North winning 4 dreamhack opens and a master. Undeserved
2019-12-15 22:56
north is back
2019-12-15 23:00
Kappa
2019-12-16 14:06
Yeah, for some reason north is playing on a T3 event... Like aren't they meant to be good, even though they're not?
2019-12-15 23:23
luckers
2019-12-15 23:25
Movistar Riders lost against top1 and top2 of the tournament, group A was sickness
2019-12-15 23:37
#65
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s 
Best part of this DH was Maikelele yelling at someone -_-
2019-12-15 23:41
GZ for the win - Still with the ambitions this team once had of top 10 world rank. A tier3 event victory can't be satisfying enough can it? I belive changes are coming in 2020.
2019-12-15 23:49
Dreamhack Open Esports>North
2019-12-15 23:56
BIG shame , Much needed confidence boost
2019-12-16 01:14
BIG shame , Much needed confidence boost
2019-12-16 01:14
North can only win DH Open tournaments xD
2019-12-16 01:14
#86
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Greece deSTI_ 
+Masters. NEVER FORGET VS ASTRALIS
2019-12-16 14:23
#73
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Vietnam tat96 
dreamhack loves north
2019-12-16 01:15
#77
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Philippines blueberryjean 
"Yet another disappointing year"? 2017-2018 were good years for north. Whoever wrote this is a h8er lol
2019-12-16 06:51
#79
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Norway SlimeThug 
I see flair checks out. "Good years for North"
2019-12-16 08:36
#88
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Albania Number1awper 
LETS GO NORTH TOP 1 SOON
2019-12-16 17:39
#89
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India nAgent 
Barely beat Crazy. Espiranto played good.
2019-12-16 22:07
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