Luminosity send Astralis packing

MIRAA
January 23rd, 2016 19:49

Luminosity Gaming have booked their place in the grand final of DreamHack Open Leipzig after defeating Astralis 2-0 (16-8 on de_train and 16-12 on de_overpass).

The playoffs at DreamHack Open Leipzig opened with a mouth-watering contest between Luminosity Gaming, fresh off a convincing 2-0 victory over FaZe, and Astralis, who had acquitted themselves really well during the group stage, in which they beat dignitas and mousesports.

The first map in the series was Train, and it began with Luminosity getting the pistol round after a no-nonsense B push. Astralis hit back right after, however, thanks to Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, who picked up three kills with the Desert Eagle before finishing the job with an AK-47.

Astralis controlled the tempo of the match and got out to a 5-2 lead, but then they were caught off-guard by Luminosity's Tec-9 strategy. Fernando "fer" Alvarenga went huge in the following round with four kills during a B hold, with Luminosity using that momentum to bring the scoreline to 7-5 in their favor. The remaining rounds of the half were extremely close, though, with Luminosity taking a narrow 8-7 lead into the second half.

The second half started with Luminosity winning the pistol round and the following anti-ecos, and even though Astralis still managed to pull back one round after buying up, the Brazilians remained in the driving seat, cruising to a 16-8 victory.


Luminosity move on in Leipzig 

Map number two was de_overpass, where Luminosity once again came out the brighter, winning the pistol round thanks to a triple kill from Epitacio "TACO" de Melo. After losing both ecos, Astralis picked up their first round of the map, courtesy of a triple AWP kill from Finn "karrigan" Andersen, but Luminosity hit back right and forced a double eco from the Danes, who then went on a fantastic run despite Nicolai "device" Reedtz looking way off the pace.

Astralis got within touching distance of their opponents at 4-5, but then Luminosity ran riot, picking up five of the next six rounds to take a 9-6 halftime lead.

The first rounds of the second half were extremely highly contested as the teams traded literally round for round. Once again, Astralis were able to reduce the deficit to just one round, only to see Luminosity run away with the lead. The Danish team still tried to play for overtime, but the Brazilians held strong and closed out the game 16-12.

Matchpage
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2
23rd January 2016
8
Train
16
12
Overpass
16

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

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1288
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1296
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
lets goo
2016-01-23 19:49
hahaha, to ez for lg.. these odds <3
2016-01-23 19:51
easiest skins of my laif
2016-01-23 19:52
LG good but not best (jw best)
2016-01-23 19:53
Astralis had clearly no answer. a big strength ive noticed about luminosity is the constant doublesetup, whereever they go, they have someone to tradekill if the aggressor gets picked, the aggressor can also bait for the backup-player to kill the baited guy, its so hard to get a double or triple kill against those guys and they have mastered this playstyle, it almost feels to me that they can use each player as a living decoy... taco is usually left alone on each bombsite, he usually smokes and survives long enough for the rotation to come in. fnx and cold are the aggressive parts and fallen is EVERYWHERE and plays EVERY role, exactly how a modern awper should act. the whole squad is hard to predict, hard to adapt to and therefor hard to counter, i absolutely love watching them.
2016-01-23 20:01
fnx and fer are the agressive parts. Cold is more like a passive one
2016-01-23 20:11
#190
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Brazil Kohzito 
In Train Cold is more agressive than fnx
2016-01-23 21:11
#133
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Europe Pl4yed 
astralis had plenty of time and opportunity to work at least on their train anti strats but instead they played their default and got completely shrekt... The problem is astralis is getting too much credit when they are slumping hard for a while now, after losing lans to NiP and even SK people really gotta realize astralis is more likely to lose to a top contender than to beat one.
2016-01-23 20:11
well wrote my friend
2016-01-23 20:24
Plus they always unexpected. I mean they always go off angle and the enemies didnt expect them. Maybe its a new era of CS playingstyle
2016-01-23 20:24
+1
2016-01-23 22:53
unexpected thoughtful game analysis, good stuff:) sadly 1 in 10000 on hltv
2016-01-24 20:54
2016-01-23 19:49
hey it's me your brother
2016-01-23 19:50
no its not
2016-01-23 20:20
n1 :D
2016-01-23 19:52
How is your pizza doing?
2016-01-23 19:57
Papa johns is awful btw I mean, maybe it's because I ate it in Peru, but it was horrible
2016-01-23 20:08
#143
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
that's why you don't eat from chain corporate restaurants.
2016-01-23 20:15
>Peru The answer is there.
2016-01-23 20:37
no papa johns is terrible everywhere
2016-01-24 04:25
expected
2016-01-23 19:49
expected, astralis should've lost vs mouz in the first place. gg LG!
2016-01-23 19:50
Agree! So much lucky plays wons that game for them..
2016-01-23 19:50
HUEHUEHUE BrAAAAzILLLLLL
2016-01-23 19:50
gg GODZERA
2016-01-23 19:50
expected
2016-01-23 19:50
GG WP
2016-01-23 19:50
#15
World Moya 
expected
2016-01-23 19:50
ez
2016-01-23 19:50
#17
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Sweden Ronkas 
who the fuck reads this? I watched the game, I know what happened
2016-01-23 19:50
#32
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Canada pokerchip 
People who didn't watch the game?
2016-01-23 19:51
#42
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Sweden Ronkas 
1 person? I mean like "The first map in the series was Train, and it began with Luminosity getting the pistol round after a no-nonsense B push. Astralis hit back right after, however, thanks to Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, who picked up three kills with the Desert Eagle before finishing the job with an AK-47" Who gives a fuck?
2016-01-23 19:52
#57
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Canada pokerchip 
I'm guessing that more than one person did not watch the game. Some people simply like a text-based analysis.
2016-01-23 19:53
+1 I was sleeping. Game was 3am here -.-
2016-01-23 22:56
Don't mind him... It's Saturday evening and people have lives instead of staying home to watch CSGO. Why shouldn't we/they get an overall analysis to see how this 'upset'(it isn't so much upset anymore due to previous results, but you can't say that LG and Astralis is on the same level; LG has to win some more tours/matches to achieve that) went through.
2016-01-23 23:12
#222
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Austria punkyx18 
oh you can say that LG is even better, LG already won plenty of matches against, top teams, and Astralis is bad since they come back.
2016-01-25 22:12
A slump is not the only factor to categorize a team as bad. LG has yet to win a big tournament, something that Astralis has achieved in the past. But I agree with you if you see both teams in the last months - LG is better than Astralis in those 2 months; they have to win more in order to be placed above Astralis overall, though.
2016-01-25 22:15
#224
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Austria punkyx18 
well yeah, but with the update on ranking, LG is on track!
2016-01-25 22:17
#37
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Brazil prkz0r 
toxic muslim
2016-01-23 19:52
#50
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Sweden Ronkas 
favela ps
2016-01-23 19:53
#70
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Brazil prkz0r 
don't forget to bring the lub when walking on the streets.
2016-01-23 19:55
#95
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Sweden Ronkas 
"dont feed the animals" is what it says in brazil. Not sure if the mean the people or the animals.
2016-01-23 19:59
Shouldnt you be sucking Ahmed's cock right now?
2016-01-23 20:22
#199
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Sweden Ronkas 
no ahmed is sucking mine, no homo
2016-01-23 21:57
+1 no homo
2016-01-23 22:12
H O W M U C H? O W M U C H ?
2016-01-23 20:49
Maybe people who didn't watch the game?
2016-01-23 19:52
Facepalm yourself
2016-01-23 19:53
People who missed the game?
2016-01-23 20:03
niceeeee
2016-01-23 19:50
lets go boyyyz
2016-01-23 19:50
#20
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Sweden larsbananas 
:D Very noice! Deserved for LG indeed.
2016-01-23 19:50
EZ, expected
2016-01-23 19:50
#22
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Brazil c0mplexy 
Lets go LG! <3
2016-01-23 19:50
COLD I FUCKING LOVE YOU
2016-01-23 19:50
I remember you talked so much shit about Fallen in the past where are you giving him any credit now? lol
2016-01-23 20:14
haha u just exploited him, that true i remenber him trashtalking about fallen, GA , so on.Typical brazilian, criticise his team in bad day instead supporting them!
2016-01-23 20:28
+1 to the "bad day" part. If lg wins they r mentally challenged cause of the hype, and when they loose brazilians always go full retard and pick one player(most of the time the bottomfragger) and flame him to death! how come my brazilian bro?
2016-01-23 20:40
i can't explain u about that, but i think its cuz theyre extremely bipolar which make they cheer and overreact when they win/lose, lose "they are worst", they win "they are only gods on earth!" BTW there is a brazilian cuture called "clubismo" made brazilians toxic, when they suport a team, even after a lose streak of it them cant acept team he support was worse than oposite team...
2016-01-23 20:49
nope I actually gave FalleN some tips on facebook, thats why they changed their playstyle from yesterday to today
2016-01-23 20:42
yeah bro you totally made a huge impact on their playstyle with your facebook post
2016-01-23 21:11
hahahahahahahahha
2016-01-25 22:23
Choke
2016-01-23 19:51
brasil rising!
2016-01-23 19:51
#30
Denmark sqrN 
chokealis bestest semifinale players
2016-01-23 19:51
#109
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Thailand KillerBee157 
+1
2016-01-23 20:03
Funny you do not support team from your country :)
2016-01-23 21:40
Luminosity send Astralis to the stars, like team rocket in pokemon
2016-01-23 19:51
Josh Smith back to the Rockets Western Conference finalists+Marcus Thorton and Ty Lawson Warriors and Spurs are shaking!!!!!
2016-01-23 20:00
150$ from Denmark so gooood
2016-01-23 19:51
I cri every tim
2016-01-23 19:51
#36
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Brazil akak1 
haha niceee go LG
2016-01-23 19:51
Lets go LG!<3 eZ eZ
2016-01-23 19:52
i think hltv hate astralis with this titles lol
2016-01-23 19:52
chokestralis ez
2016-01-23 19:52
iziii
2016-01-23 19:52
Astralis needs to make a lineup change. Get a aimstar player.
2016-01-23 19:52
Big Astralis fan, but this was well deserved for LG. They are really impressive! Potential top 4 for 2016 if they keep up like this. They will lose to Navi I think
2016-01-23 19:52
#94
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Brazil MetaL_BR 
Dont say this my friend :( We will win, i hope :D
2016-01-23 19:59
#48
Brazil anms 
GODZERA
2016-01-23 19:52
taco still negative they will never win an event with taco
2016-01-23 19:53
Taco the New steel
2016-01-23 20:05
are all fnatic players in + every match, say me about that, nothing else ;)
2016-01-23 20:41
Luminosity too good
2016-01-23 19:53
#54
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
LG is gonna take this tournament, gratz guys
2016-01-23 19:53
honestly, there stil NaVi scare to overcome, somehow NaVi is LG's kryptonite! hope they can beat NaVi, that is team to be beaten on this tournament
2016-01-23 19:56
thx for been a nice person :)
2016-01-23 20:00
E A S Y
2016-01-23 19:53
device chokinhoo
2016-01-23 19:53
#58
Brazil Alxn 
LG <3
2016-01-23 19:53
Rofl
2016-01-23 19:54
device -14 top3 world kapparino
2016-01-23 19:54
You mad cuz cold top 20+?
2016-01-23 21:41
dont care about cold tbh, but device isnt top3 for sure... olof, flusha, happy, krimz, guardian, even cold, are way better
2016-01-23 23:41
its stupid to talk about him now he deserved it in 2015. he was really really good and had great ratings on lan. same like snax now, he played 1 bad game and people are joking about him instantly
2016-01-24 12:16
Yeah I agree, it is just brazil fans again :) I like LG, great team. But their fans, garbage
2016-01-25 18:48
ex-Dignitas packing ex-TSM packing now its time to Astralis packing, nothing new. Packing-boys
2016-01-23 19:54
Just Device being Device. The most overrated player in CS history.
2016-01-23 19:54
Choke again ayyyy lmaoooooo
2016-01-23 19:54
#66
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Poland adriannB 
That's what happens with them when device doesn't perform. Tacos bottom fraggin never affects LG :D
2016-01-23 19:55
#67
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
expected, chokers gona choke
2016-01-23 19:55
#68
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Brazil Kuratani 
COLD > ALL
2016-01-23 19:55
#69
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Astralis lost to a better team today. So frustrating to see 70% of all rounds won by force eco's...
2016-01-23 19:55
+1, as LG fan im pretty happy but i see how bad that is for losing team fans, i mean LG used to lose many round for ecos that really make me upset!
2016-01-23 19:58
I think LG are playing utterly beautiful CS. They have obviously spent a lot of time on strats and tactics and the small nuances in team gameplay. It's very nice to see. Astralis got absolutely outplayed. I don't mind the force ecos as they still demonstrated great strats during them. Device also had a really awful game.
2016-01-23 19:59
Pistols are op nowdays, too accurate overall
2016-01-23 20:00
yeah, plus speed bonus they giv to player, which make them hard to land shots
2016-01-23 20:03
rip in rip danske
2016-01-23 20:05
#141
tarik | 
Brazil Flepo 
Devve must have their most unlucky/awful game ever, wherever him go he always get his head cut off
2016-01-23 20:15
I agree.... but WP LG...!
2016-01-23 20:26
Astralis to go bankrupt soon!
2016-01-24 09:51
#71
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Brazil debbynha 
Anyone know the name of the song played at the end of game?
2016-01-23 19:55
darude endstorm
2016-01-23 19:57
#84
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Brazil debbynha 
very funny kappa
2016-01-23 19:58
Golden rule #1 never bet on Chokenitas in semis
2016-01-23 19:56
American CS too strong
2016-01-23 19:57
#127
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Brazil MetaL_BR 
Brazilian :P Still trying my friend
2016-01-23 20:09
but we are still american, south americans,as arg, chile, so on!
2016-01-23 20:30
#152
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Thailand KillerBee157 
they can not face lg in semifinal hahaha, is for granted space for LG in the final
2016-01-23 20:20
ex-TSM "Lets kick xyp9x, he's burdening us" "device 2 much forconsistent"
2016-01-23 19:57
#79
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Brazil vicTHOR 
danish's always making me richer
2016-01-23 19:57
device "3rd best player according to HLTV" does it again
2016-01-23 19:57
GODzera
2016-01-23 19:57
gj devve, choke of the century
2016-01-23 19:58
#85
World Kobs 
except taco (i have seen him only one time playing great it was on inferno and he was god like as ct in pit ) lg players are all top 20 world level players in term of game sense and aim skill imo
2016-01-23 20:01
If they keep playing like this during the year I bet all 4 will be on top 25 2k16. Taco is just too young and unexperienced against EU top teams, he will get better but wont make it to top 20.
2016-01-23 20:17
#86
Finland Qksc 
And I missed the damn match.
2016-01-23 19:58
youtube.com/channel/UCPvn7OUsnyc9hINqbY7.. all the games are being posted here bro ;)
2016-01-23 20:27
Ty darling
2016-01-23 22:20
gj
2016-01-23 19:58
ayy
2016-01-23 19:58
expected :]
2016-01-23 19:58
Top 4 and top 3 was bad on this tournament.
2016-01-23 19:59
#130
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Brazil MetaL_BR 
Yes... This make us to think "It is still top4 and top3?" I Think LG will Beat VP on the hltv next ranking
2016-01-23 20:10
VP and Astralis aren't top tier 1 anymore LG will probably be 4th or 5th
2016-01-23 20:21
LG looks now pretty good. I enjoy game they show. This team could be in Top-5 easy. What about Snax and devve, they're really good players, but not on this tournament. I'm sure, both of them will carry soon.
2016-01-24 01:05
#211
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Brazil MetaL_BR 
Yes Yes, They are so good players, all of us can get a bad day :( i really want to see LG x VP but not tomorrow, i have fear from Guardian haha
2016-01-24 01:48
Yeah, Guardian really dangerous and awesome player :) All Navi team strong last time, just like LG. Anyway, i'm waiting for great game) Gl both teams, and let the best team win!
2016-01-24 03:58
#217
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Brazil MetaL_BR 
you won my friend hahaha, but 2 big games, dammed 15-14 and not won :( GG WP, see you next tornament
2016-01-24 16:51
Don't worry, my friend. LG show very good game, and deserved to win this final also) i'm sure, in future the will win smth. GG WP! (:
2016-01-24 17:40
"Device is the best player in the world" - Said everyone. Kappa?
2016-01-23 19:59
He has one bad tournament while his team is in a slump.. Idiot
2016-01-23 20:01
he never was the best player, not even close.
2016-01-23 20:04
Have I ever said he was?
2016-01-23 20:08
it's devve to you
2016-01-23 20:02
device is best Astralis player aim wise, but i think he is way too emotional, he cannot manage pressure!
2016-01-23 20:05
#138
morelz | 
World Vidua 
Dupreeh is the best Astralis player. And mainly because he's consistent. Everybody else but xyp9x - who isn't that good overall - either has a good or bad game. Dupreeh is always top fragging unless device has a great game. Totally underrated kid.
2016-01-23 20:14
+1
2016-01-23 21:13
Never was
2016-01-23 20:14
#101
FalleN | 
Brazil ToRu 
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO LG CARAI
2016-01-23 20:01
2016-01-23 20:01
#117
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Korea karlyn90 
lmao +1
2016-01-23 20:05
I'm proud of these guys! Forget about the fans, it's about the team! They are all humble and hungry for a title. They deserve it. They are working hard, too hard! Zews is one of the best coachs out there and still told me that everybody has to learn with pronax. Everybody else said that they will work hard to be the best in the world. They are next to the br community right now, I mean, in mibr era they were too stars and far away from us. These guys deserve it! So proud of your hard work, Fln! You are an example! :)
2016-01-23 20:01
#110
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Brazil skuggz 
+1 "Confia no verdadeiro" -Fallen
2016-01-23 20:03
Congratz. They're doing really well... and it's a joy to watch them play!
2016-01-23 20:30
nice LG =)
2016-01-23 20:01
#device3rdbestplayerintheworld
2016-01-23 20:02
Was just gonna write the same when saw his rating...
2016-01-23 20:06
lol
2016-01-23 20:02
tsm so bad xDxD
2016-01-23 20:04
2016-01-23 20:04
that moment...
2016-01-23 20:25
LG <3
2016-01-23 20:04
#120
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Lithuania Kooligan 
Y U HATE ASTRALIS? :(
2016-01-23 20:06
28-32
2016-01-23 20:06
26-40 ;) top 3 player
2016-01-23 20:10
:D
2016-01-23 20:12
new name same chokers, congrats on 10k dollar / month when you cant beat glue sniffing kids from south america
2016-01-23 20:07
"beat glue sniffing kids" hahah that's secret to beat top team on cs go, try urself...
2016-01-23 20:32
good for LG. I think diz guys can be top3 in 2016 easy
2016-01-23 20:07
+1
2016-01-23 20:27
nice LG
2016-01-23 20:10
well done to lg, what an amazing story
2016-01-23 20:14
Lol @ astralis. Certain things never change... No matter what org they go they choke...
2016-01-23 20:15
ColdS 4 kills with the CZ saved the day =D
2016-01-23 20:16
Devve #3 hahhaha so raped
2016-01-23 20:16
Astralis TCM choke boys team question has never been a top contender. Nice score from world 3rd player ... choke more please.
2016-01-23 20:19
#155
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Sweden wyv0 
device #3? lel
2016-01-23 20:22
#156
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United States Drifter808 
-Devve +Device
2016-01-23 20:23
wp lg
2016-01-23 20:35
If LG wins the whole shit then the scene is dead. What a way to start 2016. :/
2016-01-23 20:38
n1 finlerino, joelz best, you dont want scene, you want eaz skins, fuck you
2016-01-23 20:43
Joelz sucks, at least we have professional teams unlike your country whatever it is. I don't bet. Fuck you too. :)
2016-01-23 20:44
real "professionals", only once got to Major ? or Twice ? Both times came last palce there too :DDDDDDD
2016-01-23 21:06
you have proffesional teams, but inly for throwing hahahahaha. btw if we have, must be quality not like your contry, when 5 teams disband for one ideal
2016-01-23 21:07
#174
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
device and Snax so shitty, wtf?
2016-01-23 20:42
They create their own org and still get shit on, smh Astralis.
2016-01-23 20:47
#181
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Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Reminds me of someone... youtube.com/watch?v=6n6jN330vfU dk why, just did
2016-01-23 20:52
Astralis as overrated than Envy but they will stay in the top 5 (instead of Envy)
2016-01-23 20:57
26-40 top player best player.
2016-01-23 21:03
Device #3 they say..
2016-01-23 21:11
#191
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Portugal dracø 
oh look device disappeared again in an important match, what a surprise. Gogo zucas, este torneio tem de ser vosso!!!!
2016-01-23 21:13
HAHAHAHAHHA device top 3 XDDD good joke <D
2016-01-23 21:14
fer and xyp9x's hs% shows how well they played
2016-01-23 21:29
Coldzera's insane ace: youtube.com/watch?v=uyTFwYslOws GO LG
2016-01-23 23:45
Do you even know what ACE means?
2016-01-24 01:11
LOL my bad
2016-01-24 01:47
I meant 4k, anyway, coldzera insane 4k youtube.com/watch?v=uyTFwYslOws
2016-01-24 01:48
device shining on lan in important matches and playing like he's #3? i aren't think that
2016-01-24 02:49
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