North have topped off their impressive run of form with international tournament win, defeating fellow Danish team, Astralis, in the Grand Final of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018.
The tournament saw 16 of the top teams from around the world descend on Stockholm for a five day tournament, the last big event before the FaceIt London Major, starting on September 5.
Astralis were the big favorites coming in, but were actually pipped to the top spot in their group by Danish rivals North, who beat them 2-1 in their group stage match.
But Astralis’ confidence wasn’t knocked, as they took down both MiBR (formerly SK) and Ninjas in Pyjamas in pretty dominant 2-0 fashion.
North continued to look equally strong, as they defeated Na’Vi in the quarter finals in a 2-0, before they faced a tougher test against mousesports in the semis.
Mouz had already defeated FaZe Clan, who finished in a disappointing 5-8th. North bettered mousesports in the end however, after being 16-0’d in the first map, they bounced back to win the series 2-1.
And North looked on track to take down Astralis in the Grand Final after a big map one win, and were favorites on map two train.
Astralis though, ever resilient, took train comfortably, 16-6, forcing the third decider map. They also started the stronger on Overpass, map three, but North kept themselves close in the round count, until eventually closing out with a 16-11 win.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – Final Placements
|3rd-4th||Ninjas in Pyjamas||$22,000|