North, Mousesports Dominate Starladder Berlin’s Europe Minor
Posted 19th July 2019 By: Derpina    208 Views
Esports News – Starladder Berlin Major 2019 is upon us, and the participating regions round out their representatives before the official CS:GO tournament begins on August 23. The Europe Minor recently concluded its playoffs—where North and Mousesports secured the final Minor playoffs spots. Let’s take a look back at the victories over Big and NoChance.
North vs Big
The matchup started on Overpass, the first decider round of the series. North’s Philip “aizy” Aistrup opened up the team’s T side with his Glock triple kill. This allowed North to take an early lead over Big, but the opposing team came back with a surprise. North lost their momentum in the succeeding rounds when BIG earned a successful pistol buy. Good thing Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye executed back-to-back double kills to get them back on track. In the end, North closed out the map with a 16-12 scoreline.
The next map, Inferno, saw North commencing its third pistol round victory in the entire matchup. Once again, the first lead was brought to the team by Aizy. He secured North’s three fags in the first round. Fueling their lead, North continued to fend off the Ts side to win seven consecutive rounds—two of which were made possible by Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye’s quad kills. Big managed to regain their standings after Fatih “gob b” Dayik earned the team its first score through a 1v4 clutch, but the succeeding rounds only went to North. Big’s tactics and strategies didn’t prevent the inevitable as North closed out the series with a 16-7 victory on the second and final map.
Mousesports vs NoChance
This matchup started with in Mirage. Mousesports’ David “frozen” Čerňanský quickly killed four members of NoChance in the first pistol round. Succeeding that, Finn “karrigan” Andersen shut down the opposing CS:GO team in the anti-eco, earning a quad kill for the team. From this time forth, NoChance had a hard time breaking into Mousesports’ defenses. The winning team closed out the map with a convincing 16-2 victory.
Vertigo was the next map. Here, Mousesports secured the initial pistol round on the defense, but NoChance’s Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend snatched the early lead from the team. It was followed by two consecutive kills from Jesse “zehN” Linjala, so NoChance easily closed the map with a 16-6 score in the end.
Nuke then became the decider round. Mousesports immediately grabbed the first two rounds, but they failed to take the lead when Thomas “Thomas” Utting leveled the scoreline with his triple kill. The two teams struggled to outsmart one another in the next few rounds until Mousesports found an opportunity in the T side pistol. The team won 9 consecutive rounds and ended the game with a 16-11 score.