In what was a day two battle of the top two Danish squads and two of the world's best overall, No. 1 Astralis took on No. 6 North. North would come out on top but it would be no easy task. The game went into overtime and provided many standout performances from several star players.
The No. 6 team in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings, North would get off to an early lead, stretching out the space between wins for Astralis resulting in a half time lead of 11-4. Astralis could not find its footing as North won multiple clutches in the first 15 rounds. Philip "aizy" Aistrup opened up the map with a 1v2 clutch in the pistol round. Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke would pick up a win in a 1v2 clutch of his own a few rounds later. The two aforementioned players would then combine to win a 2v3, shutting down Astralis' attempt at stringing things together after picking up two rounds in a row.
A second half pistol victory saw Astralis get back into the game. The score would end up tied at 11-11. The star of North, Emil "Magisk" Reif' would step up to the plate from there, picking up five kills between the following two rounds to help lead his team to a 14-11 lead.
It was Nicolai 'device' Reedtz's turn to show off and prove Magisk was not the only star in the server. device netted four kills including a 1v3 to set his team up for match point. Magisk would respond with a quad-kill of his own to send the game into overtime where North would end up on top of the first half at 17-16 before picking up two back-to-back rounds on the switch to close out the game.
Day two matches:
|10:00||No. 10 Gambit||16-13||No. 24 TyLoo|
|11:30||UYA-E/5POWER||3-16||Counter Logic Gaming||BO1|
|13:00||No. 5 FaZe||16-10||No. 9 Immortals||BO1|
|14:30||No. 1 Astralis||16-19||No. 6 North||BO1|
|16:00||No. 15 HellRaisers||2-16||No. 16 G2||BO1|
|17:30||No. 4 Natus Vincere||16-9||No. 7 Fnatic||BO1|
|19:00||No. 12 NiP||vs.||MVP Project||BO1|
|20:30||No. 2 Virtus.pro||vs.||No. 4 SK||BO1|
The $300,000 event is taking place at the Palace "Ukraine" from April 4 to 9. The event is host to sixteen top teams with eight of the world's best teams receiving a direct invitation to the finals while the other eight had to earn their way via regional qualifiers.
This event is stacked with this week's No. 1-7 in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings attending alongside No. 9, 10, 13, 15, and 24. It will be a chance for some of the teams on the bubble of the top 5 to break in for a piece of the pie. Check back with WWG Esports for continued coverage.