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The end of the second week of CSGO ECS Season 7 saw North meet Vitality in the EU bracket, whilst FURIA were set to face off against NRG in the Americas bracket.
The lions are not tamed by the bees at CSGO ECS Season 7
First to fight for a spot saw the Danish lions of North take on french powerhouse Vitality. Kicking off the series on Cache, Vitality started off strong and were unrelenting, not giving the Danes any footing in the match. The first half ended 13-2 for the Frenchmen, who proceeded to grab the 3 first rounds in the second half, thereby sealing Cache 16-2, a quick affair, despite an impressive ace clutch from Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjaerbye” which saw the Danes grab one of the two rounds.
The lions were not so quickly tamed, however, as they quickly answered back on Inferno, taking the first half 10-5. North would come off the right foot in the second half as well, thanks to an impressive pistol quad from Philip “aizy” Aistrup, as the Danes would keep the train going, not giving up a single round on the second half, tying the series 1-1 after winning Inferno 16-5.
The series decider would move the battlefield to Nuke, where North would ride their momentum, stealing away 5 rounds in a row, before Vitality could finally answer back. The half would end 11-4, and Vitality would begin what looked like a monumental comeback but was defeated just at the finish line, 16-14. North will, therefore, book their spot after a 2-1 series, joining their fellow Danes, Astralis in the CSGO ECS Season 7 finals in Wembley.
NRG show lots of energy against the Brazilians
The second final saw FURIA quickly pick up a map win against NRG, finishing Inferno 16-11. On Overpass, FURIA were poised to take series in a 2-0 sweep after finishing the first half 11-4 up, but NRG were resilient enough to force the map into overtime. After two sets of overtime, NRG finally managed to close the map in their favor, 22-20, tying the series. On the series decider of Train, the North Americans did short work of FURIA who seemed to have lost all energy, booking their spot to the finals in Wembley after a quick 16-6 win.