Heretics move on in Road to Rio lower bracket over North

Heretics edged out North in a close two-map series in the first round of ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe's lower bracket to send the Danes into the 7th-8th place decider.

Despite still playing with Jimmy "⁠Jumpy⁠" Berndtsson instead of Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye, who fell ill before the end of the group stage and has not come back into the roster yet, North certainly made Heretics sweat. Both maps were decided at the very end of regulation, with the Swedish coach managing to hold his own and even put up a couple of highlights on Inferno.

With the close victory, the Frenchmen ended their winless drought dating back to the fourth match of the group stage, in large part thanks to Bryan "⁠Maka⁠" Canda, who had already impressed many in the previous stage and kept up amazing form as he led his team to the lower bracket semi-finals with a 1.63 rating.

Maka was once again in impressive form against North

Inferno started out as you would expect when a team has their coach for a stand-in, as North could only win one round in the first eight after Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom kicked things off with a quad-kill. After an awful individual start, Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen stepped things up late in the first half as he picked up a triple to begin the comeback attempt and went on to add another at the end, spearheading the Danes' recovery.

Ahead by just one round, after all, Heretics won their second consecutive pistol and sped away again, while Alexandre "⁠xms⁠" Forté' triple kill in a halfbuy later on proved crucial for the French side as they reached map point. To everyone's surprise, Jumpy saved North's chances with a triple in a 2v4 situation and a quad-kill from MSL allowed them to take the match to the end of regulation, but there Nivera closed things out with a hairy 1v1 clutch.

Moving on to their opponents' pick, Vertigo, Heretics seemed to struggle early but quickly picked themselves up on the CT side. Despite a 0-4 start, the French squad locked down the first half 10-5 on the back of a successful double-AWP setup from Maka and Nivera.

North didn't go out without a fight yet again, with six rounds going their way once the sides switched. However, after Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade won the last with a 1v3 clutch, Heretics started finding gaps in the defense. A key triple at 12-12 from Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang forced the Danes into a corner and they couldn't recover from the economic downfall, with Maka's squad winning the series at 16-13, 2-0.

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12th May 2020
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Inferno
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Vertigo
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 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 46 - 43 +3 84.8 1.14
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 36 - 38 -2 66.4 0.96
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 36 - 45 -9 66.3 0.90
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 34 - 44 -10 60.8 0.81
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' BerndtssonJumpy 26 - 42 -16 52.7 0.67
 Heretics K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 61 - 34 +27 102.6 1.63
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' BenrlitomNivera 41 - 36 +5 67.2 1.13
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 39 - 36 +3 79.5 1.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 36 - 34 +2 74.3 1.10
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 35 - 38 -3 67.9 0.96

Heretics are set to face the loser of the G2-Astralis match in the lower bracket semi-finals, while North only have an extra 100 points and a $1,000 increase in prizemoney to play for in the 7th-8th place decider against GODSENT.

France Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1701
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
180
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1471
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
845
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
gg
2020-05-12 22:33
11 replies
#7
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France Chylvain2
nivera (german flag) carried french team german cs is back
2020-05-12 22:35
10 replies
#10
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France Garow_
Its belgium flag stupid illettré
2020-05-12 22:36
5 replies
of course cus if he was german they wouldnt have struggled against a team with their coach playing german cs is back my friend
2020-05-12 22:39
??? heretics is a German team
2020-05-12 22:53
#23
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France Chylvain2
holy fuck baited so hard
2020-05-12 22:55
#30
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France Il_padrino
baited lul
2020-05-12 23:21
naif kekw
2020-05-13 09:48
belgium flag, u now?
2020-05-12 22:39
Nt
2020-05-12 23:06
True
2020-05-13 05:08
Jerman CS top 1!!! Nivera top 2 Jerman player!!
2020-05-13 09:49
If they had Kjaerbye this wouldn't have happened..
2020-05-12 22:34
4 replies
yeah, it would have been easier for Heretics
2020-05-12 22:47
3 replies
as if kjaerbye isnt the most consistent achiever for north
2020-05-12 22:48
1 reply
Yea he isn't
2020-05-13 05:08
Agreed... however i do think jumpy played well
2020-05-13 06:13
Makalijk
2020-05-12 22:34
1 reply
#29
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Netherlands Sem0733
Erg creatief.
2020-05-12 23:16
#4
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Europe Velurom
GOD Maka
2020-05-12 22:34
Expected
2020-05-12 22:34
#8
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United States kami917
North disband ♿️ Join astralis
2020-05-12 22:36
1 reply
#32
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Armenia TiBoN29
Close series even with coach.Win with coach vs G2.North good in online.
2020-05-12 23:25
ez
2020-05-12 22:36
a manageeeeeerrrr
2020-05-12 22:38
1 reply
A MAN A MANAGER
2020-05-13 00:41
makagod
2020-05-12 22:38
#15
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Brazil SecondKS
Makagod!
2020-05-12 22:45
#18
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Is it just me, or is Maka always playing extremly good? New KennyS
2020-05-12 22:49
1 reply
Yes he is, I see him underrated for now
2020-05-13 03:16
expected from the worst team ever North they should be raped immediately
2020-05-12 22:50
Wasnt jumpii supposed to be an online god?
2020-05-12 22:51
1 reply
Nop ig your mixing him with Jampii, (hes ENCE 6th) . Jumpy is their coach which hasnt played professionally since 2015-2016.
2020-05-13 22:13
#21
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Poland tutatek
Expected vs Wheelchair team
2020-05-12 22:53
#24
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Poland SebL
Very surprising upset. Even with Jumpy I would expect North to take this one.
2020-05-12 22:57
This match means nothing.Both teams are tier3 and Heretics will be smashed by NiP,who will lose to FaZe
2020-05-12 23:05
#28
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
North playing with coach and still close results, nothing to be proud of.
2020-05-12 23:15
if herectics replace xms will be perfect
2020-05-12 23:23
Aizy putting up numbers consistently.
2020-05-12 23:31
RIP north ceo
2020-05-12 23:33
God Maka
2020-05-13 00:02
#36
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Spain Otanno
#VAMOSHERETICS
2020-05-13 00:20
Nice
2020-05-13 06:05
Aizy to good for North
2020-05-13 07:52
#44
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Ukraine PhiHorTHo
Pls stop Maka from f-ing my Fantasy
2020-05-13 08:36
makagod
2020-05-13 15:04
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