North defeat Endpoint to set up semi-final bout with Gen.G

North are through to the DreamHack Open Anaheim semi-finals following a 2-0 victory over Endpoint on Vertigo (16-7) and Dust2 (19-17).

Endpoint shocked DreamHack Open Anaheim viewers earlier in the match day with a historic victory over forZe in the group’s elimination match, which saw Thomas "Thomas" Utting spearhead his side into a group decider versus North. With both teams having been dismantled by FURIA previously in Group A, the British and Danish squads locked horns for a single spot in the playoffs.

Endpoint came out of the gates hot on Vertigo, their own map pick, where the British team stormed to a 5-0 lead on the offensive side. With a less than optimal buy, René "cajunb" Borg opened up the sixth round with two opening kills with a hyper-aggressive play through mid to break Endpoint’s streak and flip the half on its head. North firmly stamped their claim on the half moving forward as the Danes locked down seven of the following nine rounds to take an 8-7 halftime lead.

A Kjaerbye masterclass sends North through to the playoffs

Proceedings went from bad to worse for Max "MiGHTYMAX" Heath and co. as a Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye triple kill on the pistol ensured the Danish dominance continued throughout the second half as Endpoint failed time and again to shut down North’s offence. In the blink of an eye, Vertigo reached its conclusion at 16-7, with Kjaerbye ending the map with a 28-9 K/D to give his side a map advantage in the series.

An early lead once more went in favour of Endpoint as the British squad attained a 4-1 start on the defence of Dust2, but it didn’t take long for Endpoint to lose their grip on the half. A Desert Eagle round from North was all the Danes needed to ignite a fire in their belly, with Kjaerbye once again leading the charge as North closed out the half 10-5.

With defeat in sight for Endpoint, Joey "CRUC1AL" Steusel stepped up to the plate with numerous AWP kills to get his side back on the front foot. An exchange of rounds went overwhelmingly in favour of the British side, allowing the score to level out at 12-12. Now overflowing with confidence, Endpoint took the fight straight to North to force overtime with all players on point.

However, the gas in Endpoint's tank ran low in overtime as the British team could not recover a 15-18 deficit as North ultimately closed out the map 19-17 to take the series 2-0 and book themselves a semi-final spot against Gen.G

Matchpage
2
0
23rd February 2020
16
Vertigo
7
19
Dust2
17
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 58 - 30 +28 104.6 1.54
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 44 - 36 +8 80.6 1.22
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 40 - 38 +2 73.2 1.06
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 33 - 28 +5 62.4 1.05
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 28 - 36 -8 54.9 0.88
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 41 - 41 0 79.9 1.04
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' HeathMiGHTYMAX 39 - 43 -4 65.8 0.93
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögrenrobiin 31 - 40 -9 69.9 0.91
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' UttingThomas 28 - 40 -12 60.8 0.86
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 28 - 40 -12 57.1 0.80
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1497
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
497
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1374
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
443
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Ok
2020-02-23 07:08
wow north is back guys get ready! ez major KEKW
2020-02-23 07:19
#21
twist | 
Sweden FL4XY 
it was endpoint dont get your hopes up
2020-02-23 13:32
Rip UK cs LUL
2020-02-23 07:08
N♿️RTH IS FINALLY GONE?!?!?!
2020-02-23 07:10
Hard for North :D
2020-02-23 07:10
#5
apEX | 
France MARTINIQUE 
UK CS went as far as they could, RESPECT!
2020-02-23 07:14
#10
m0NESY | 
Philippines kexxyy2 
Yeah.
2020-02-23 07:30
#12
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Sweden Fizze 
+1
2020-02-23 09:22
#16
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Germany AlmightyLou 
Well played for sure, nothing but the best for them +1
2020-02-23 11:28
#6
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Brazil NahT_ 
Gg wp Endpoint
2020-02-23 07:15
#7
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North America Jiceg 
EZ4GENG BEST POLISH PLAYER
2020-02-23 07:17
SHAKERBYE
2020-02-23 07:24
Uk cs vs worst eu team. Both of them shitttt
2020-02-23 07:35
#13
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Sweden Fizze 
GGWP
2020-02-23 09:22
#14
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Switzerland Indeon 
People be laughing about endpoint but this is quite a decent result for them
2020-02-23 10:49
endpoint punched well above their weight, they showed a very good tournament
2020-02-23 10:55
They showed good tournament? With a bit of luck they won, their strat and non sense matchmaking peeks are ridiculous. Gl to them anyway but in terms of spectating their match is really really bad
2020-02-23 11:42
men they should have lost every game like 16-5, compare that to what happened and its a good tournament for their standard i think
2020-02-23 11:50
#20
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United Kingdom willtr 
its their first lan outside of the uk too
2020-02-23 13:19
#19
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
GODCRUCIAL AT IT AGAIN
2020-02-23 13:03
#22
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Europe wutwute 
<3
2020-02-23 13:48
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