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Denmark
Sweeps OT in split
April 15, 2018
aizy went 34/37 on Thursday in the 1-1 split against Ninjas in Pyjamas in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
aizy had a rather rough start to their series on Thursday as NiP dominated the first half of Nuke for a 12-3 lead, however, aizy and co. came back to win 12 rounds of their own to force overtime. aizy led the way with his team-leading 25/20 KD and 84.2 ADR through all four overtime rounds to take the series lead with a 19-15 win. aizy took another rough start in the first half of Inferno on the CT-side as NiP ripped through his defenses to reach an 11-4 half. The second half wasn't any better as aizy could only find a 9/17 KD and 53.4 ADR in the 16-6 loss.
Stunned on Inferno
April 15, 2018
mertz posted a 32/37 KD on Thursday in a 1-1 split against Ninjas in Pyjamas in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
mertz began the series on Nuke where his offensive side could only bring upon three rounds before NiP claimed the first half 11-4 lead. mertz then found his ground in the second half to come back on the defense for twelve rounds to force overtime. In the overtime rounds, mertz pressed on to pick up three rounds before claiming the last round on the back of his triple kill to take the series lead with a 19-15 win. The momentum didn't carry into Inferno as mertz faced another tough deficit going into the second half, Down 11-4, mertz could come up with two rounds as NiP claimed the series split with a 16-6 win.
Unable to break out on Inferno
April 15, 2018
MSL gathered a 43/39 KD on Thursday in a 1-1 split against Ninjas in Pyjamas in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
MSL had a rough time getting his men together on their T-side, who only won three rounds as NiP sailed through the first half taking a 12-3 lead into the second. MSL finally found some room in the second half to structure the defenses to pick up 12 rounds as MSL forced the overtime rounds by outlasting f0rest in a 1-vs-1. From there, MSL led for four straight to take the series lead 19-15 on Nuke. MSL saw another dismal start on Inferno as NiP won nine straight through the first half before MSL ended the streak with a quad kill on the A-bombsite hold to secure their first. However, only three more rounds would come of his heroics as MSL faced an 11-4 deficit at the half. The second half didn't serve well either as he could only come up with two offensive rounds in the 16-6 loss.
Replaces k0nfig in North
February 2, 2018
North have confirmed that Kjaerbye will replace the recently stepped-down k0nfig on the active lineup.
ANALYSIS
The news comes after North's k0nfig decided to step down from the active roster, suggesting that the player will take a break for an indefinite period due to person reasons, a report from Dust2.dk reports. Kjaerbye returns to some familiar faces, including in-game leader MSL, whom both players played under the Dignitas banner. Kjaerbye will get his first debut with the team during the European closed qualifier for IEM Katowice this weekend. His first offline appearance will come during the cs_summit 2, which will run February 8-11.
North set to bench
January 30, 2018
North is set to bench k0nfig just a day after placing their AWPer, cajunb on the bench, according to a report from Dust2.dk.
ANALYSIS
Sources close to the team have reported that the Danish star is taking an indefinite break due to person reasons. The first sign came as the Danish player was unavailable for media interviews at the ELEAGUE Major Boston New Legends stage in Atlanta. The past three events saw k0nfig show up with uncharacteristically below-average performance, making the move understandable from the organization's point of view.
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Qualify for ESL One Cologne 2018
May 29, 2018
North have secured their spot at ESL One Cologne after defeating HellRaisers 2-0 in the upper bracket final of the European Closed Qualifier.
ANALYSIS
The best-of-three grand finals kicked off on HellRaisers map pick, Inferno, where North started the game on the CT-side and finished the half up 10-5. North continued through the second half, securing six out of ten rounds played to reach the 16-9 victory. The series then landed on Overpass, North's pick, where Danish squad started on the offensive side for a commanding 11-4 lead at the half. North pressed on through the second half with five straight, winning the series 2-0 and qualifying for ESL One Cologne.
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Invited to GG.BET Majestic
May 19, 2018
The Danes of North have been invited to GG.BET Majestic, where a spot at ESL One Cologne will be up for grabs.
ANALYSIS
North is the second team invited to the GG.BET Majestic event following Gambit, where the event will take place at the Cyberspace Arena in Moscow, Russia on June 5-6. Four teams, two invites, and two qualifiers will battle to secure qualification to ESL One Cologne while the runners-up take home $15,000. The remaining spots will be given out in the closed qualifiers with teams from Europe and the CIS region.
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Invited to DreamHack Open Summer
May 14, 2018
The Danes of North are the first invited team to DreamHack Open Summer in Jonkoping, the tournament organizers revealed.
ANALYSIS
North will join Imperial and compLexity, the two teams that made it through the European and North American qualifiers. North will have a chance to redeem themselves after missing the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals and ESL One Belo Horizonte, however, they have shown some improvements as of late with a second-place finish at Bests.net Masters. DreamHack Open Summer will take place in Jonkoping, Sweden, on June 16-18, with eight teams set to duke it out for a share of the $100,000 prize-pool.
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Invited to DreamHack Tours
May 6, 2018
DreamHack has announced that the Danish squad North will be their fourth invited team to Tours.
ANALYSIS
North will be traveling to Loire Valley, where the $100,000 tournament will be held in the eight-team DreamHack Open. The Danes' of North are the fourth team invited following Heroic and Gambit and Team EnVyus. There are only two invites remaining as Torqued and AGO earned their way into the competition through the European and North American qualifiers. The event will last three days, kicking off on May 19th and ending on the 21st.
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Puts a hold on their Academy team
April 25, 2018
North have put a hold on their Academy project due tot he team unable to find a coach for their squad, according to a report from Dust2.dk.
ANALYSIS
North's Academy teams have been left with three players after mertz was promoted to North's primary roster, while gade was loaned out to OpTic. Their two stand-ins AnJ and sycrone didn't make things better as the two players made last-minute decisions to play for Tricked and Sprout instead. Meanwhile, North's sports director, Jonas "whimp" Svendsen mentioned that they are in discussions with other parties interested in acoR and b0RUP as they have "shown great dedication to our academy team, so we will make sure they are moving on. We are in dialogue with other teams who have shown interest in the two". North plans to make an announcement sometime next week regarding the Academy project.