Astralis survive mousesports scare

Astralis are through to the semi-finals after a double overtime scare against mousesports which ended with a 22-19 score on de_mirage.

The winners' match of Group B in DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig hosted Astralis who beat their Danish fellow man, and mousesports, who upset Virtus.pro. The map was de_mirage and Astralis started out on the CT-side as mousesports wanted to prove that their last win wasn't a fluke.

Chris "chrisJ" de Jong got the opening kills on Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth which paved the way for his team to win the pistol round without losing a player. The Danes couldn't cause too much disturbance in the following two rounds as they went into the first gun round with full equipments.

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač almost clutched a 1v5 in the fifth round, getting the first four kills, but running out of time as Astralis got their second round and started a streak. mouz lost a crucial round that was important for the economy of both teams as they couldn't hold on to a 5v2 advantage (8-4).

In the fourteenth round, mouz took a huge risk when they rotated from the A-site entrance to B-site with less than thirty seconds left and planted the bomb at the last moment. chrisJ's and Timo "Spiidi" Richter's kills secured the round for their team. karrigan & co led 10-5 at halftime.


NiKo's 37 kills were not enough to get the victory

mouz started the second half with a lockdown, winning the first five rounds as CTs. They went ahead 12-11 but lost an unbelievable round as Xyp9x planted the bomb in the B-site in a 1v2 situation but mousesports players wasted their time, thinking the bomb was planted in A (12-12).

Subsequently, karrigan asked for a tactical timeout but they lost the two following rounds. Just when everything seemed right for mouz, Xyp9x and karrigan won another 2v5 in an incredible fashion and got their team to a one round difference (14-13).

mouz managed to get to the match point, though, putting the Danes in a really dreadful position with not enough equipment (15-13). However, karrigan & co won another important round when they were in a 3v5 situation. On the thirtieth round, mousesports were devastated when they couldn't close out the match even though they had a man advantage (15-15).

Astralis went ahead 18-17 in overtime and had a 2v1 advantage but couldn't capitalize and finish off the game as NiKo clutched and got four kills in this round, meaning the second overtime was in order. mouz were not able to pass the finish-line and lost 22-19 which meant Astralis were going to the semis.

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 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0

mouz will go up against the winner of Virtus.pro vs. dignitas in a match that will decide the opponent of Na`Vi in the semis. In the other semi-final Astralis will play the winner of FaZe vs. Luminosity/SK. Tune in to HLTV.org for live coverage from Germany.

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Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
United Kingdom lliW 
gg
2016-01-22 18:47
Good game
2016-01-22 18:49
#19
Sweden EsBP 
gg=gota go
2016-01-22 18:52
Where?
2016-01-22 18:52
#22
Sweden EsBP 
search on faded on youtube
2016-01-22 18:53
OnlineJ playing well in LAN?
2016-01-22 19:37
#58
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Netherlands Obiht 
UK players at this LAN? I ARENT THINK THAT
2016-01-22 20:27
Clearly salty Dutch <3
2016-01-22 20:27
#61
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Netherlands Obiht 
0?
2016-01-22 21:38
nice.
2016-01-22 18:47
fml
2016-01-22 18:50
chokesports vs team solo choke aka astrachoke
2016-01-22 18:47
Lol i have an Opel Astra and it never starts when there's cold hence Astrachoke ty
2016-01-22 19:04
this is where astrachoke origins
2016-01-22 19:04
so you have a car in finland that never starts when it is cold. That makes no sense at all to a bronzilian like me.
2016-01-22 19:06
#4
Germany Ni7o7 
almost :) nt mouz
2016-01-22 18:47
not first
2016-01-22 18:47
#6
Bosnia and Herzegovina anteS 
wow nice match
2016-01-22 18:47
FeelsBadMan for niko
2016-01-22 18:48
#8
Brazil jOOSH 
bot nex confirmed.
2016-01-22 18:48
So far so good imgur.com/CUGM9Ra Thank you for your skins!
2016-01-22 18:48
#10
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Stat are wrong, Niko had 36 kills, chris 37. Good game from Mouz though, too bad they gave it away. ;(
2016-01-22 18:49
mouz please watch the demo and learn from your mistakes. you threw away so many advantages. stop those mistakes and you can easily win matches like this one.
2016-01-22 18:49
+1
2016-01-22 18:50
#18
shox | 
Germany rakFABI 
+1 we can only hope they do it better in the future and we can really have a german top team :)
2016-01-22 18:52
Thats what happens when you don't have the teamplay in order and good preparations when it comes to team decisions.
2016-01-22 19:00
yea that's what i mean. they just need to sit down and work on it, they proved their potential is huge. niko also said that their bootcamp was too short and they weren't able to practice enough.
2016-01-22 19:02
But it is impressive that a team and players with this much experience don't understand such simple things. Organization is the first and most vital part of the game and these players have been playing under a pretty good igl and together for a long time (the main core) - they should already have it in the backbone.
2016-01-22 19:08
yeah they really did make many mistakes. 5on4, 100hp every player, and they leave only 1 B, 4 A :s
2016-01-22 19:03
mouz should've won this.... -.-
2016-01-22 18:50
#16
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Australia SUNSPY 
SICK AF match, so good to watch. Thanks both teams. NiKo so impressive. LanJ on point. Xyp9x going godlike. Everyone on both teams playing at a high level though, much respect.
2016-01-22 18:50
Mouz had it but they completely choked when it was 15-13 for them. But still, I don't think anyone expected them to do this good against teams that are ranked top. Gigi ollaraund!
2016-01-22 18:51
SICK MATCH. BEST PROBABLY GOING TO BE IN 2016. ( 2015 WAS FNATIC AND ENVYUS ON DUST2 )
2016-01-22 18:52
it's january and u're talking about best 2016 game, k then. btw, best 2015 was XENEX vs Excel (46-42 for XENEX) hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=19979
2016-01-22 18:59
xDDDDD UK SCENE
2016-01-22 18:59
xDDDD bulgarian scene it was an intense game, and really close :)
2016-01-22 19:02
#41
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Germany Bestgerman69 
bulgarian scene has a t2 team tho
2016-01-22 19:05
niko + virtuspro
2016-01-22 18:55
#24
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United Kingdom _mooon 
--
2016-01-22 18:56
well if mouz dont win this they dont deserve to win anything they gave away like 6 rounds completely retarded
2016-01-22 18:56
lanJ
2016-01-22 18:57
I love Mouz <3
2016-01-22 18:57
mouz threw so many rounds they should have won before overtime but losing 2v5 with TK and shit fucked them
2016-01-22 19:00
yep, and that round was against force buy :D
2016-01-22 19:03
#35
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
gj Australia
2016-01-22 19:03
lost 5v2 2 fucking times what the fuck
2016-01-22 19:04
15:13 for mouz and a 2on1 situation. why mouz why? Rip 50dollarinos
2016-01-22 19:04
so close mouz
2016-01-22 19:12
"Kova&#269;'s 37 kills were not enough to get the victory"? chrisJ had 37 frags, not niko
2016-01-22 19:13
Australia 1:0 Germany
2016-01-22 19:16
#48
United Kingdom Dird 
lol @ kdr of each team
2016-01-22 19:16
#51
RpK | 
France Hoodk1ngz 
HLTV ADMINS : It's not "device" anymore, it's "devve" (i'm probably wrong on the typing, but he changed his nickname recently)
2016-01-22 19:49
grats astralis now you will conquer the world like i did 2000 years ago :p:p
2016-01-22 19:53
#53
Norway eved 
omg devve i luv ya, thx for saving ma skinz
2016-01-22 19:54
Niko got 36 kills, not 37. ChrisJ got 37 kills, why dont u use him in the picture? Deserves it.
2016-01-22 19:57
Kova&#269;'s 37 kills were not enough to get the victory 36:30, nice job hltv.
2016-01-22 19:59
inb4 callvote kick BenjaCS Kappa
2016-01-23 11:43
#57
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
LanJ strikes again.
2016-01-22 20:15
Mouz bringing their name back here with the home crowd behind them. Hope to see them in Semis at least.
2016-01-22 21:03
damn it mouz you had it man, you had it. Sure would be nice if PENTA/early mouz beastmode nex showed up again tho
2016-01-22 23:32
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