OpTic stun Astralis in Leicester

OpTic upset Astralis with a 16-7 victory on Inferno in Group A's first opening match at the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals.

The first match of the $512,000 tournament saw the fourth ranked team in the world, Astralis, go up against the North American team OpTic. The map for the best-of-one match was Inferno and the Danes started on the CT-side.

René "cajunb" Borg stopped the B-site rush with a triple kill in the pistol round and Astralis gained a 3-0 lead after securing the anti-eco rounds. OpTic barely got the bomb plant in the fourth round and came on top to get their first round win. They also secured the following round and forced the Danes to eco, which led to OpTic tying it at 3-3.


The Green Wall doesn't let the Danes in

A triple kill by Nicolai "device" Reedtz gave Astralis their lead back but OpTic tied it at again, this time at 4-4 as Keith "NAF" Markovic clutched a 1vs1. As OpTic made it 7-4, the Danish team asked for a timeout. Astralis answered back in the subsequent round but OpTic finished the half 9-6 ahead.

OpTic managed to win the pistol round but Astralis got a force buy victory. The back-and-forth rounds continued and the North American team made it 12-7 after two bomb defuses. OpTic attained eight match points after extending their lead to 15-7 and they won the match 16-7.

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 23 - 6 +17 88.6 1.71
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 18 - 14 +4 85.7 1.35
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 16 - 13 +3 74.7 1.34
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 18 - 16 +2 100.2 1.31
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 8 - 16 -8 49.9 0.76
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 12 - 15 -3 71.1 0.93
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 12 - 15 -3 70.4 0.86
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 14 - 16 -2 64.7 0.82
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 16 - 19 -3 67.7 0.77
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 9 - 18 -9 57.9 0.69

Next up in Leicester will be Luminosity vs. G2 whose streams can be found in our match page.

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Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
#1
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb 
n1
2016-05-11 15:08
gg
2016-05-11 15:09
expected
2016-05-11 15:09
#71
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Leicester, the city of upsets.
2016-05-11 15:10
#91
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Belgium Gibbonn 
everything makes sense now !
2016-05-11 15:13
Must be something in the water
2016-05-11 15:17
#165
rain | 
United States Ablert 
Flint water ?
2016-05-11 17:28
xD
2016-05-11 15:22
even ence lost in leicester, there's something fishy going on there...
2016-05-11 15:37
was there something fishy in coventry as well when roccot couldn't get past groups at insomnia?
2016-05-11 16:11
n1 chokestralis rekt by NA team
2016-05-11 15:09
ez for ENCE
2016-05-11 15:09
EZ for ENCE ESPORTS ORGANIZATION FROM FINLAND
2016-05-11 15:10
what u want from me?
2016-05-11 15:31
#98
World NoPa 
astralis throwing for lower bracket
2016-05-11 15:15
Help me pls
2016-05-11 15:22
LOL WHAT?
2016-05-11 15:08
#90
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Canada LongBaguette 
Why is Tarik on OpTiC
2016-05-11 15:13
it`s mixwell :D
2016-05-11 15:15
Lmao n1
2016-05-11 16:08
1
2016-05-11 15:08
i thougth i was first :(
2016-05-11 15:08
d
2016-05-11 15:08
#6
Netherlands EmreA 
gg
2016-05-11 15:08
xD
2016-05-11 15:08
k
2016-05-11 15:08
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-05-11 15:08
.\
2016-05-11 15:10
#11
Noobster | 
Lithuania zilvA 
xD
2016-05-11 15:08
I was doesn't know this details
2016-05-11 15:08
#142
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Bangladesh smallzoid 
tryhard
2016-05-11 15:49
greenhound u are still alive? i remember u from mcpvp like 4 years ago lol
2016-05-11 17:28
ye who this
2016-05-11 21:35
i think i used the alias TomaSisaBosS at the time
2016-05-12 02:14
SICK
2016-05-11 15:08
#178
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Finland 2no2qr 
You got any codes man? My friend wants me to join esea with me.
2016-06-11 19:39
:O
2016-05-11 15:08
xd
2016-05-11 15:08
#17
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Norway neveredgy69 
haha
2016-05-11 15:08
#18
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France Ryzerr 
That was so easy for Optic
2016-05-11 15:09
#19
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
easy
2016-05-11 15:08
#20
s1mple | 
Australia dauqcs 
1
2016-05-11 15:08
#21
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Finland Rutku 
s
2016-05-11 15:08
haha
2016-05-11 15:08
i was gonna bet £30 on optic but steam fucked me EleGiggle rip £266 EleGiggle
2016-05-11 15:09
a
2016-05-11 15:08
rip
2016-05-11 15:08
noice
2016-05-11 15:08
ez
2016-05-11 15:08
WP OpTiC
2016-05-11 15:08
#30
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Poland SUUL 
wtf
2016-05-11 15:08
#31
shox | 
Sri Lanka tr1gg3r 
holy
2016-05-11 15:08
#32
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Finland Doom_69 
1
2016-05-11 15:08
wa
2016-05-11 15:08
;
2016-05-11 15:08
#35
Lbm | 
World lbmcs 
lol
2016-05-11 15:08
gg
2016-05-11 15:08
lol
2016-05-11 15:08
#38
zonic | 
Denmark rydah- 
ez
2016-05-11 15:08
edit
2016-05-11 15:08
n1
2016-05-11 15:08
1
2016-05-11 15:08
#42
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Poland aleks2805 
xd
2016-05-11 15:08
rofl.
2016-05-11 15:08
#44
 | 
United States donaldjae 
Chokin in groups smh
2016-05-11 15:08
#109
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
Choking™ The all in one solution to making mad money off your salary and sponsors. Effectively regret playing any LAN matches and prepare to have HLTV threads in your name. All for the low cost of a Danish Krone you can choke too! Professional players Device, Karrigan, Xyp9x, cajunB and Deupreeh endorse and use this product every LAN. Get your choke now, or embrace the karma of victory! Choke. For when winning isn't enough.
2016-05-11 15:20
#111
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United States donaldjae 
rofl +1
2016-05-11 15:20
1
2016-05-11 15:08
#46
Ex6TenZ | 
World Negi9 
close kappa
2016-05-11 15:08
Uber throw lol.
2016-05-11 15:08
#48
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Ireland Mackey91 
ok
2016-05-11 15:08
#49
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Ukraine Marx Garition 
rofl 15-9
2016-05-11 15:08
ez naf-fly
2016-05-11 15:08
#51
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Brazil prob0t 
n1n1n1
2016-05-11 15:08
expacted
2016-05-11 15:08
shit danes haha losing to optic hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahhaahha
2016-05-11 15:08
Says the Japanese guy...
2016-05-11 15:47
I'm still laughing
2016-05-11 15:47
Good4You
2016-05-11 15:48
:^)
2016-05-11 15:48
#54
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Brazil mth^ 
No Kappa
2016-05-11 15:09
ahahahahahaaaa
2016-05-11 15:09
They were so keen to press the enter key. Just waiting for the game to finish
2016-05-11 15:09
#60
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
better than trumps wall
2016-05-11 15:09
so fast
2016-05-11 15:09
choking even against t7 team from NA?
2016-05-11 15:09
#63
North America Oakz 
daps bot
2016-05-11 15:09
Mixwell mixed well
2016-05-11 15:09
If I was one of the owners of astralis I would cut their salary.
2016-05-11 15:09
#97
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Denmark Broses 
problem is that the players have shares Xd
2016-05-11 15:15
Leicester is the place where the undergods defeating the GODS . Vardy=NafFly
2016-05-11 15:09
rip danes
2016-05-11 15:09
DROP IT
2016-05-11 15:10
Lol that 9%
2016-05-11 15:10
#76
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Portugal dracø 
lel dem throw
2016-05-11 15:10
#77
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Weldo 
Choked against a Canadian team..
2016-05-11 15:10
JUST FUCK MY SHIT UP ASTRALIS GODDAMIT
2016-05-11 15:10
How much? o w m u c h ?
2016-05-11 15:12
ggwp optic
2016-05-11 15:10
#81
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Spain Alser 
LET'S GO
2016-05-11 15:10
expected
2016-05-11 15:11
#83
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
choktralis
2016-05-11 15:11
This mixwell guy is amazing, although credit to all of optic. Especially NAF, who fragged hard af, and daps who really held onto the reins in this match. Optic exercised great restraint on their T side--after getting early kills, they'd never barrel straight into the site only to get traded out. Instead they held their cards close to their chest and baited Astralis into bad rotates when already a man down. Overall impressive stuff from the green wall.
2016-05-11 15:11
#85
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Spain Donra 
Nice presentation mixwell. GG.
2016-05-11 15:11
wtf this wasn't even a semi final...
2016-05-11 15:12
Xyp9x no esp? xD
2016-05-11 15:12
9% =O
2016-05-11 15:12
NA CS DANK
2016-05-11 15:13
Damn, only had a ICB on OG. Wish i had max and relaxed ^^
2016-05-11 15:14
This is why Astralis will never be a top 3 team. They are known for choking, but that's usually in the later stages of the tournament. Now it seems like they can choke at any time
2016-05-11 15:14
this wasn't even choking, they hadn't a lead to lose ^^ they were just utterly shit
2016-05-11 15:17
Are you serious? They were top 3 for almost entire 2015. They won like 6 tournaments and played 14 finals.
2016-05-11 15:23
and this is why they play the games and not just hand out awards on feels. GG optic! Astralis going to come back strong in elimination.
2016-05-11 15:14
Thanks Asthrowlis fans 😉
2016-05-11 15:15
R O F L Danes always bad
2016-05-11 15:16
#102
ISSAA | 
Algeria TixQ 
where is Mahrez
2016-05-11 15:16
HAHAHA, Astralis is the worst overrated team Time for G2 to sweep clean LG!
2016-05-11 15:17
#104
Latvia m1x 
where about in Leicester?
2016-05-11 15:17
CHAT SHIT GET BANGED
2016-05-11 15:18
Maybe Leicester has a curse on it that gives underdogs wins? I mean first they win the premier league and now this? youtube.com/watch?v=Ssnw2GA657s
2016-05-11 15:19
Information: hltv.org/match/2302168-optic-complexity-.. ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2016-05-11 15:20
#113
Dosia | 
Brazil Feader 
Ez throw
2016-05-11 15:22
#119
JW | 
Germany JETLECK 
It's not even a semifinal...
2016-05-11 15:24
where is this twat batistuta right now? no comments on that? that's soooo suprising
2016-05-11 15:24
Ez for underdogs because of Leicester City winning the league lol
2016-05-11 15:25
leicester easy skins on underdogs
2016-05-11 15:27
#123
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Germany Dayjay 
thx for skinz
2016-05-11 15:30
Astralis... those onliners no words.
2016-05-11 15:31
#127
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Finland Jonzu95 
GO OPTIC!
2016-05-11 15:33
Rofl
2016-05-11 15:34
Nice thrownament. Probably with this fixedmatch/throw the organizers of this shit already have enough money to pay the prize pool and buy a new car
2016-05-11 15:39
didnt expect didnt watch :(
2016-05-11 15:41
Optic with -stanislaw + Kairi top1
2016-05-11 15:42
Choking™ The all in one solution to making mad money off your salary and sponsors. Effectively regret playing any LAN matches and prepare to have HLTV threads in your name. All for the low cost of a Danish Krone you can choke too! Professional players Device, Karrigan, Xyp9x, cajunB and Dupreeh endorse and use this product every LAN. Get your choke now, or embrace the karma of victory! Choke. For when winning isn't enough.
2016-05-11 15:43
i'll call my new car the naf fly
2016-05-11 15:45
Astralis so bad.
2016-05-11 15:46
#143
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World asbi 
K
2016-05-11 15:49
im shocked, astralis always winning easy vs tier2/3
2016-05-11 15:51
What the fuck is going on with the pro scene? LG is top1 instead of fnatic, ex-tsm lost to no-name team...
2016-05-11 15:53
Get fuckt, ez skinz
2016-05-11 15:55
7-16 "REKT"
2016-05-11 15:58
Astralis did get rekt. One thing is losing by 9 very close rounds with 1v1s and so on, but when the top enemy player dies 6 times through he whole match, you are getting fucked hard.
2016-05-11 16:15
#150
device | 
Russia mcs#  
Just Leicester things
2016-05-11 15:59
#152
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
impressive!
2016-05-11 16:10
NA ez they said...rekt.
2016-05-11 16:10
LMAO
2016-05-11 16:11
#155
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South Africa kHYRR73 
KeithY NAFFLY having PARTY
2016-05-11 16:11
#158
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United Kingdom AdamLallana 
OPTIC GAMINGS HAVING A PARTY
2016-05-11 16:28
gj optic shazam is jealous, but proud of u all
2016-05-11 16:30
#161
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United States dro1dcs 
DAPS EleGiggle
2016-05-11 16:38
mixwell looks like tarik and slemmy looks like aphex twin
2016-05-11 16:40
O N L I N E R S
2016-05-11 16:48
Damn. :(
2016-05-11 16:56
God-FLY
2016-05-11 18:06
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