North outshine forZe; to face FURIA in Group A winners' match

North are set to face FURIA for a semi-final spot at DreamHack Open Anaheim following a convincing 16-8 victory over forZe on Nuke.

The Danish team, who are playing their second tournament since re-signing Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, took down the second-highest-ranked attendee in Anaheim following a strong CT side display, which earned them a commanding 11-4 lead. The T side was a bit more shaky for the Danes, but a productive pistol buy eventually proved to be the catalyst for victory.

North commenced affairs on the CT side of Nuke, where the Danes lept into a four-round lead before Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov and company could show a presence. Dmitriy "facecrack" Alekseyev's outstanding triple with the MAC-10 put forZe on the board, and after some retaliation from their opponents, the Russians managed to put together a string of rounds. However, aggressive curveballs from North towards the conclusion of the half allowed the Danes a seven-round lead before the break.

aizy's performance was paramount to North's success

Another fruitful pistol round for North meant the Danes would take the momentum a mile, stopping just two rounds short of victory. Once their economy stabilised and rifles were in hand, forZe confidently closed out rounds, edging ever closer to double digits. In an unlikely exchange of events, North upset the Russians with a pistol buy and found themselves on map point. Immediately after, MSL and company put the map to bed at 16-8 to seal a spot in the winners' match against FURIA.

Matchpage
16
8
21st February 2020
16
Nuke
8
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 25 - 12 +13 121.6 1.79
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 18 - 12 +6 86.5 1.35
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 20 - 12 +8 71.3 1.27
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 19 - 15 +4 68.7 1.06
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 15 - 16 -1 71.9 1.04
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 19 - 21 -2 84.5 1.00
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 15 - 18 -3 62.8 0.93
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 12 - 18 -6 58.8 0.82
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 12 - 21 -9 66.6 0.75
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 9 - 19 -10 52.1 0.61
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1552
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1195
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
wtf!
2020-02-22 00:02
f5
2020-02-22 00:02
#6
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North America ProudNAfan 
MSL TOP 1 2020
2020-02-22 00:04
So ez for the GOAT aka MSL, out awping overrated cis dedicated awper botxepower.
2020-02-22 01:02
8/8 I read faze instead of forze lol
2020-02-22 04:26
#31
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Serbia Jnordz 
3 kills MSL vs furia, such a bot lelelelel
2020-02-22 05:52
Obviously only impact frags from the lord saviour MSL even when he loses it is just part of his master plan
2020-02-23 19:49
#13
2020-02-22 00:11
#18
TeSeS | 
Canada 0_WeWe_0 
Well said
2020-02-22 00:16
#19
TeSeS | 
Canada 0_WeWe_0 
Furia ez win
2020-02-22 00:17
Vamo mibr, vamo cahrrialo!!!!
2020-02-22 00:04
Easy
2020-02-22 00:02
loser
2020-02-22 00:10
What
2020-02-22 01:52
#3
apEX | 
France MARTINIQUE 
WP N♿rth!
2020-02-22 00:02
lulZe
2020-02-22 00:02
axaxaxaxaxa FL1T so dumb why didn’t he join Navi when he had the chance??
2020-02-22 00:08
#21
AdreN | 
Russia F1Z1K 
Because s1mple lived in the US and he didn't want to hear him speaking with an American accent while playing FPL. Such a 200 IQ move
2020-02-22 00:31
Lol I see s1mple, I +1 Xd
2020-02-22 01:30
#8
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Brazil user_namer 
so ez msl
2020-02-22 00:04
aizy carry = win But this North lineup still looks like a joke to me
2020-02-22 00:05
#10
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Finland Smoonah 
hahaa
2020-02-22 00:06
#17
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Armenia TiBoN29 
Ence fan 'hahaa' You should cry now
2020-02-22 00:16
#23
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Finland Smoonah 
over what
2020-02-22 00:48
#12
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Brazil NahT_ 
msl goat +4
2020-02-22 00:09
FORZEKEK
2020-02-22 00:11
#16
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Russia ToughGuy 
fl1t denied navi btw
2020-02-22 00:14
#20
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Denmark DanishDelight 
North starting to look better again with msl back onboard As much as i love CajunB, then i still think they should replace him with an upcoming talent, as his best days are behind him.
2020-02-22 00:24
-cajun +Bubzkji
2020-02-22 01:23
#22
shox | 
India iejesus 
X has lost it😔
2020-02-22 00:42
North has come back stronger! Who would have though?
2020-02-22 01:03
-msl +msl...hmm
2020-02-22 05:51
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