Astralis pass NRG test
Astralis survive two close maps versus NRG (Cache 16-12, Train 16-14) for two points in Group C of ELEAGUE.
The Finn "karrigan" Andersen-less Astralis and NRG kicked off Group C of ELEAGUE on Cache. As Terrorists, the Danes picked up three quick rounds off of a pistol round, but NRG's aggression from the first gunround on proved to be too strong to handle.
With another pistol round in the bag, Astralis evened the match and soon took a 11-10 lead after Nicolai "device" Reedtz got an AWP ace to his name. Despite the following two rounds going the other way, the Danish number one came out victorious at 16-12 with five back-to-back rounds.
device powered Astralis to two points to kick off Group C
device began the second map, Train, with a quad-kill in the T-sided pistol round for another 3-0 lead at the start. After dropping the first couple of gunrounds, they struck back with three for 6-2.
The half was still very much open for taking however, which NRG proved by picking up three rounds thanks to triples from Jacob "FugLy" Medina and Peter "ptr" Gurney. They chuckled in the following anti-eco, but Fatih "gob b" Dayik's team ended up taking the half 8-7 as CT.
The Danish superstar gave his team the fourth pistol round in the series with a triple, but tabseN's deagle quad-kill in the forcebuy afterwards stopped them in their tracks. NRG kept piling up rounds on their opponents, getting all the way up to 14-8 before a reply came in.
device kept racking up doubles in the following gunrounds, powering the Danish squad to an even 14-14, eventually closing the map at 16-14 with eight rounds in a row.
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57 - 30
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