dignitas bring down Astralis

dignitas win the Group C winners' match, defeating Astralis 16-9 on Cache in a Danish best-of-one brawl.

The winners' match of Group C at DreamHack Masters Malmö was a duel between Astralis and Dignitas, two Danish teams (one elite and one sitting inside of the top ten) looking for an early advance to the playoffs after defeating CSGL and NiP yesterday respectively.

The first pistolround was a strange one to say the least as Astralis managed to plant the bomb at the A-site, pick up most of the kills but Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann was able to defuse the bomb in the smoke to give Dignitas the round.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen and his men seemed unfazed as they bought two AK-47's with the plant money, which allowed them to pick up all the necessary kills and turn the game around on the second round, cutting off Dignitas' early momentum and moving ahead to a 3-1 scoreline.


This is dignitas' first win over Astralis in an offline game in 2016

Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke and his team managed to put up a solid defensive game on their next gunround and equalised the score at 3-3, but continuing successful entries gave Astralis another two round lead to put the game at 5-3.

dignitas managed to equalise the game based off of stable defensive set-ups and even did one better, winning five rounds in a row to bring the score to 8-5 before Astralis were able to answer back. After such a first half of round horse-trading the score ultimately stood at 9-6 in favour of dignitas.

René "cajunb" Borg and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth teamed up to mow down the dignitas players on the A-site on the second pistolround, an effort which gave Astralis the economy and the momentum to equalise the score at 9-9 in the second half.

However, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen reorganised his team into methodical and patient play to give dignitas the first gunround; afterwards, dignitas countered a force-buy from Astralis and moved ahead with a strong economy to a 12-9 score, which forced a tactical pause from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and co.

The tactical pause was not enough for Astralis however as, buoyed by k0nfig's fragging, dignitas seized the four remaining rounds and won the game 16-9.

Matchpage
9
16
13th April 2016
9
Cache
16

 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 22 - 19 +3 87.2 1.20
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 18 - 15 +3 85.6 1.18
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 18 - 18 0 84.4 1.17
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 16 - 15 +1 79.4 1.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 14 - 18 -4 58.6 0.81
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 17 - 18 -1 98.8 1.16
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 19 - 17 +2 73.5 1.08
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 18 - 18 0 75.1 1.01
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 17 - 18 -1 64.3 0.91
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 14 - 17 -3 66.0 0.83

The final match of the day is the Group D winners' match between Virtus.pro and Tempo Storm to determine the fourth team who will get an early advance to the playoffs on Saturday and thus avoid the decider match; the game kicks off at 21:30.

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Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
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
wow what a upset
2016-04-13 21:06
#47
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
So obvious that Astralis threw this game just to not play LG in the quaters.
2016-04-13 21:06
#73
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
Doesnt matter when they gonna loose to NIP anyway - their long time nemesis.
2016-04-13 21:08
NO, Astralis are getting worst and Dignitas better. SRRY for bad english.
2016-04-13 21:08
They're suppose to choke in semis and LG choosing the easy way too.
2016-04-13 21:10
#95
 | 
Russia razorVJ 
Like they would prefer playing against Na`Vi in quarters.
2016-04-13 21:19
astralis FailFish
2016-04-13 21:06
cyka u typed d, then edited to being first. FeelsBadMan
2016-04-13 21:07
#110
jdm64 | 
Finland jonesy 
these upsets just made my inventory go 0 :3
2016-04-13 21:34
jk lol noobs
2016-04-13 21:06
expected
2016-04-13 21:05
ez 150$
2016-04-13 21:06
#7
Korea yuh 
god damn
2016-04-13 21:06
gg
2016-04-13 21:05
i wanted to be #12
2016-04-13 21:06
14TH ! :O better than 1ST fight me faveLAS
2016-04-13 21:06
14rd*
2016-04-13 22:15
eh what? you stupid.
2016-04-14 16:20
u down sydrome? 131nd
2016-04-14 20:47
n1
2016-04-13 21:05
BABAMMMMM
2016-04-13 21:06
ez
2016-04-13 21:06
nt
2016-04-13 21:06
#22
 | 
Turkey SG^^ 
Gj Dignitas, broke the curse finally
2016-04-13 21:06
#24
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
kek'd
2016-04-13 21:06
Upsets everywhere :O (i know, i know, shut up).
2016-04-13 21:06
GG
2016-04-13 21:05
rekt
2016-04-13 21:05
CHOKE
2016-04-13 21:05
np
2016-04-13 21:05
dig the best team I love them so much
2016-04-13 21:05
#38
 | 
Georgia zb118 
lol
2016-04-13 21:05
wow
2016-04-13 21:05
OMG throw op
2016-04-13 21:05
#43
 | 
Italy 1nf3rn4L 
ayyyyyyy
2016-04-13 21:05
dignitas showed some rly good performance!
2016-04-13 21:07
expected
2016-04-13 21:06
#46
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
upset.
2016-04-13 21:06
#59
TaZ | 
Poland VeryTazGuy 
tactical retreat. they'd have to play against lg
2016-04-13 21:06
holy fuck people are fast lmao, I was gonna be first but forgot to log in
2016-04-13 21:06
Finally dignitas stepping up
2016-04-13 21:06
#50
Chile fknz 
wp
2016-04-13 21:06
This is the first series win anything close to the dignitas lineup has had against anything close to the astralis lineup
2016-04-13 21:06
easy money
2016-04-13 21:06
#58
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Rip
2016-04-13 21:06
WOW, Dignitas played so well!
2016-04-13 21:06
they said : k0nfig onliner told you, give him chance
2016-04-13 21:07
The kings of bo1: mousesports dignitas Who else?..
2016-04-13 21:07
#65
 | 
Latvia Avalank 
ez katka
2016-04-13 21:07
best
2016-04-13 21:07
Final Mousesports vs Dignitas. You heard it here first.
2016-04-13 21:07
could very well be :) both teams in perfect form atm
2016-04-13 21:12
I cant see karrigan's arrogant smile...?? Where is it??
2016-04-13 21:07
Damn well played by dignitas :D even tho i lost my bet i cant be mad at all
2016-04-13 21:08
expected
2016-04-13 21:08
ggwp glhf
2016-04-13 21:09
#76
 | 
Brazil Cobalsky 
💜 💜 DIG 💜 💜
2016-04-13 21:09
VACFIG
2016-04-13 21:09
#80
Sweden fuq 
Tournament of upsets, really fun!
2016-04-13 21:10
#81
 | 
Ukraine generalUA 
322
2016-04-13 21:10
rip skins
2016-04-13 21:12
#86
autist | 
Latvia ploxyS 
LOL! T2 WINS T1 EZ NOW Dignitas is T1 Confirmed
2016-04-13 21:13
#87
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
quarter finals are so fucked now
2016-04-13 21:14
Rip nip
2016-04-13 21:16
Konfig on LAN? I are
2016-04-13 21:16
The players cheat on lan as well, so there is no point arguing difference of "onliners" now
2016-04-14 02:46
#92
 | 
Slovakia Kurki 
nice chokeris.. again playing shit
2016-04-13 21:18
dupreeh looked tired and very demotivated, normally the guy who is joking around and performs in these type of matches.
2016-04-13 21:18
#94
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
Dignitas strong!
2016-04-13 21:18
such an unpredictable tournament. rly liking it. think astralis v nip will be a nailbiter
2016-04-13 21:19
#98
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Synthyy 
Expected by me,well played Dignitas.
2016-04-13 21:20
#99
 | 
Brazil Nobuga 
nip x astralis hype
2016-04-13 21:21
just like mouz when they play infront crowd they will fail again cuz of nervousity
2016-04-13 21:22
this was obvious (for me) :)
2016-04-13 21:25
#104
 | 
World navlefnuller 
So it finally happened after so many close games. Maybe this will shake up Astralis! Tbh Dig might even have a bigger edge in quaters+ compared to chokealis
2016-04-13 21:28
lol @ old freckles thoorin "bestest anylyst cs:go" still not picking up on the fact that the gap between tier 2 and tier 1 has significantly closed over the last 6 months.
2016-04-13 21:31
Gwan dig, better chance of making the final.
2016-04-13 21:54
#116
 | 
United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
first time dig have beaten them for like a year lol
2016-04-13 22:06
#119
 | 
Sweden godname 
hahaha
2016-04-13 23:04
k
2016-04-14 00:17
first time lol, wp
2016-04-14 00:47
Konfig on fire
2016-04-14 00:51
All the results are so sad for mouz. TheY top there Group with LG and Liquid and have to Play either NV, CLG/Godsent or NiP/Astralis. Wow. What a great gift :P
2016-04-14 00:54
how the hell did dignitas not qualify for the major?
2016-04-14 08:20
Did'n they lose on purpose, so they won't meet LG, before the final?
2016-04-14 08:22
WOW DIGNITAS IS ON FIRE.
2016-04-14 09:46
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