North defeated the Immortals in the grand final of DreamHack Open Montreal 2017 after winning the first map by default due to the Brazilians not showing up on time and then taking Cobblestone 16-9.
North’s title win at DreamHack Montreal is the team’s first victory since Epicenter 2016 last October under the Team Dignitas banner. After placing second in two of the last four events they competed in — which include last week’s Grand Final disappointment against G2 Esports — the Danish team will be relieved to finally grab their first title in 2017.
However, the grand final started with some controversy, as the organizers ruled that the first map of the series was to be forfeited by Immortals as a result of them not showing on time to play. That meant that Mirage, North’s pick, was skipped, and the Brazilians started the second map with a 1-0 disadvantage. – Cara Daftar Sbobet
The second map, Cobblestone, started with force-buy victories from both teams, with North being able to secure consecutive rounds for the first time in round six, as Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke both picked up two.
Soon North went 10-2 before Immortals could add more rounds to their tally, with Henrique “HEN1” Teles’s double-shot with the AWP allowing his team to go up to 10-4. The first half ended 11-4 in favor of the Danes, but with Lucas “steel” Lopes and co. being able to win the pistol and overflowing the A site, the Immortals managed to keep themselves in the game.
The Brazilians went into the first buy round well equipped, with the double AWP setup on k0nfig and Rene “cajunb” Borg yielding three kills on a full lockout round (12-7).
But it was not to last as another North buy round win followed, breaking Immortals’ economy and allowing aizy and co. to go up to a 14-7 lead. The Brazilians had a chance to get back into the game with their following buy, but Valdemar “valde” Bjorn Vangsa clutched out a 1v3 on the A site to get his team on to match point.
It was all too inevitable even though the Immortals managed to prolong the match a bit, but aizy’s triple kill in mid shut down the Brazilian side, finishing the map 16-9 and securing the first title of the year for the Danes.