North will play on the stage of TAURON Arena Kraków
The Danish squad North secured a ticket to the quarterfinals of PGL Major Krakow 2017, having passed the group stage after a victory over Virtus.pro.
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The battle was held on Mirage. After an even fighting on the startline 2-2, Virtus.pro strengthened their defense and soon reached the comfortable gap of 7-2. North took a well-timed pause and then played back to 7-6. At this moment the winning run of North has ceased, as VP got back on track and secured the last two rounds 9-6.
In the second half North leveled the score and then took the lead, picking up all important rounds 13-9. A clutch by NEO helped Virtus.pro to bounce back, making the score even at 13-13, not letting the Danes take an easy win. The last-hope buy profited for North, so the Danes managed to finish the fight at 16-14 in their favor.
North join BIG, Gambit and Astralis in the list of Playoffs' participants within PGL Major Krakow. In turn, Virtus.pro will have to continue their performance in group, where they are awaited by the last fifth round of matches.