Astralis to playoffs over dignitas

Astralis advanced to the quarter-finals at ESL One Cologne after beating dignitas 2-1 (16-19 on Cobblestone, 16-10 on Mirage, and 16-14 on Cache).

Astralis, who used Danny "zonic" Sørensen as a stand-in because Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen underwent a surgery, faced their fellow Danes Dignitas in the first decider match at ESL One Cologne.

The first map of the best-of-three series was Cobblestone and Astralis, who started on the CT-side, picked up the pistol round after Finn "karrigan" Andersen's triple kill. Dignitas replied right afterwards, winning the force buy.


TFW when you miss the chance to become a Legend 

After Dignitas made it 4-1, Astralis took control with pistols and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth's continuous double and triple kills brought the score 9-5 in favor of Astralis. karrigan's quad AWP kill gave Astralis their tenth round as they had a big lead going into the second half.

karrigan & company grabbed the first three rounds of the second half but Dignitas responded with three of their own, making it 13-8. Astralis came alive after losing another three rounds and extended their lead to 14-11.

Just when Astralis were about to get 4 match points, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke clutched a 1vs4, keeping his team alive and Dignitas later tied the map at 14-14. Dignitas captured the match point but couldn't win against four Tec-9s and an AK-47 as the match went to overtime.

Dignitas finished the first overtime half 17-16 ahead. Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann's triple kill in the first round of the second overtime made it 18-16 and they closed it out 19-16.


Xyp9x delivered on all three maps

The series continued on Mirage where the CT-sided Dignitas picked up the pistol round but couldn't stop Astralis in the following one. Dignitas could not find any answer to Astralis and called for a timeout when they were trailing 1-7.

The timeout wasn't helpful as Dignitas got only four kills in the subsequent three rounds, extending Astralis'lead to 11-1. Nicolai "device" Reedtz & Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander almost clutched a 2vs5 but Dignitas finally got a round thanks to Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's 1vs1 victory but it was a pyrrhic one as Astralis led 13-2 at halftime.

karrigan & company faced a similar situation in the second half on Mirage as they did on Cobblestone but this time they prevailed and managed to close the game 16-10, preventing Dignitas' comeback.


zonic struggled as a stand-in 

The Danish teams went to Cache to decide it all and TENZKI's 1vs3 clutch sealed the deal in the pistol round as he gave his team the 1-0 lead. MSL & co. also secured the first weapon round but failed to make it 6-0 as karrigan's two insane AWP shots saved the round for Astralis in which they had a 2vs4 disadvantage (5-1).

Xyp9x's 1vs2 clutch made it 5-3 and Astralis took control of the half by winning close rounds and led 9-6 at halftime.

Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel did not get bored of clutching and won another one as he gifted his team the second half pistol round (9-7). Astralis gave up the lead to MSL's team but took it right back, making it 11-10. Astralis won the match 16-14 and the series 2-1 despite all the hardships and advanced to the quarter-finals. Dignitas, on the other hand, got eliminated in the group stage.

Matchpage
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Cobblestone
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Mirage
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Cache
14

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 83 - 54 +29 101.3 1.42
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 79 - 58 +21 85.9 1.32
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 69 - 56 +13 82.6 1.24
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 63 - 61 +2 78.2 1.10
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensenzonic 37 - 60 -23 48.2 0.76
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 69 - 67 +2 77.4 1.07
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 61 - 64 -3 78.2 1.03
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 61 - 67 -6 77.0 1.00
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 53 - 63 -10 59.5 0.86
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 44 - 70 -26 63.8 0.73

Group B decider match between NiP and FlipSid3 will be next in Cologne. You can find streams for this best-of-three on our match page.

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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 Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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 Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
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 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
gg wp astralis
2016-07-07 14:53
ence
2016-07-07 15:33
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DIG LOWS
2016-07-07 14:53
HOW do they lose this Astralis was playing with 4 guys pretty much with zonic playing with a random mouse and hadn't even played in 3 weeks+. Konfig , TenZki , Rubino all fail to deliver
2016-07-07 15:41
ez
2016-07-07 14:53
#6
 | 
Brazil ScudCS 
dig lel!
2016-07-07 14:54
#7
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
dignitas so bad, losing vs team with 2 standins disband inc
2016-07-07 14:54
3v3 No one counts MSL and Tenzki as players...
2016-07-07 15:04
??? and you count k0nfig as a player
2016-07-07 15:07
do you even watch the games
2016-07-07 15:08
yes, they lost because of him
2016-07-07 15:15
they won the first map only because of him
2016-07-07 18:15
Tenzki especially - I mean MSL might be the worst stats wise, but if he is the kind of IGL that tries to multitask, give orders and think ahead all the time, it's going to affect your fragging ability. But Tenzki just feels like another MSL most of the time. If they want to go further as a team, I feel that he either needs to practice way more or they need a replacement.
2016-07-07 15:08
#121
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Mexico macwo 
-TENZKI +Magiskb0y Inc
2016-07-07 15:15
what??? MSL, IGL, multitask, giving orders he is so fucking bad
2016-07-07 15:16
I agree my whale eating brother.
2016-07-08 08:17
ye same could be said for eg shox, the fact that he is leading his team affected his fragging ability badly Kappa MSL just sucks dick
2016-07-07 17:42
That too :)
2016-07-08 08:18
#10
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Algeria FATALSki 
wp both great game to watch!
2016-07-07 14:54
:)
2016-07-07 14:54
dignitas losing to two standins, 1 guy with 690 hours in cs, 1.2 hours in 2 weeks steamcommunity.com/profiles/765611979604..
2016-07-07 14:54
lol
2016-07-07 14:55
lol rekt
2016-07-07 14:55
do you even know who zonic is lmfao
2016-07-07 14:55
yes ik he was 1.6 god but still funny that dignitas lost to a guy who has less hours than a dmg ))
2016-07-07 15:00
a famous youtuber like ceh9?
2016-07-07 15:35
#14
f0rest | 
Russia SokoLov 
LOL
2016-07-07 14:53
niceee
2016-07-07 14:54
wp
2016-07-07 14:54
#17
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
-tenkzi +magiskb0y -MSL +gla1ve
2016-07-07 14:57
-all throwers noobs, you cant say if no throw, THE THROW ARE REAL., BECAUSE ALL ARE FRIENDS, AND HE DEALING FOR US$$$ YOU CAN SE THE LAST ROUND ROBINHO THROW EVIDENT.
2016-07-08 04:23
#18
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South America PartisanGrill 
dmx1337 is cheating
2016-07-07 14:54
#19
Czech Republic jYrY 
nice
2016-07-07 14:53
ASTRALIS <3 Dignitas - RIP.
2016-07-07 14:54
ez
2016-07-07 14:53
fuck
2016-07-07 14:53
#26
 | 
Kazakhstan Juandro 
#doitforDupreeh
2016-07-07 14:54
#27
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
BOTH CHOKED
2016-07-07 14:53
rofl without dupreeh or kja
2016-07-07 14:54
#29
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
shitnitas
2016-07-07 14:54
#30
 | 
Poland kokoshanell 
gg
2016-07-07 14:54
ez for zonic
2016-07-07 14:54
that was fast
2016-07-07 14:54
#33
 | 
Netherlands Krin 
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LETS GO
2016-07-07 14:54
where?
2016-07-07 14:54
#34
 | 
Spain Alser 
<3
2016-07-07 14:54
MSL has to retire
2016-07-07 14:54
#36
 | 
Portugal dracø 
GOD ZONIC!!!! #DoItForDupreeh
2016-07-07 14:54
#38
Europe bueR 
wp Astralis. dignitas lulz
2016-07-07 14:54
#39
 | 
Romania marcomasut 
#DoItForDupreeh
2016-07-07 14:54
#40
 | 
Hungary FHarbor 
ggez
2016-07-07 14:54
how fast do you write those articles down...
2016-07-07 14:54
guess he writes an article for both possible outcomes and posts accordingly
2016-07-07 15:06
I thought so as well,but seriously,are they writing down the articles as the match is going on and in the last round they just write down who won and just post it ? :D
2016-07-07 15:34
Pretty much
2016-07-08 09:43
BibleThump
2016-07-07 14:54
MSL and tenzki need to shove themselves into a dumpster
2016-07-07 14:54
Dignitas is that dumpster
2016-07-07 14:56
I almost think that the kid konfig has some potential, its raw and dumb but he might evolve into something serious with proper leading
2016-07-07 14:58
soo kjaerbye with a bit less experience?
2016-07-07 15:09
a bit more dumb and not as agressive but essentially yeah
2016-07-07 15:20
#MakeDignitasGreatAgain -MSL +Fetish
2016-07-07 15:09
Whoever writes this has articles for both teams and just copy paste as soon as the team wins
2016-07-07 14:54
How does NO ONE in Denmark have any mental fortitude? Most mentally weak country in CS, by far.
2016-07-07 14:54
#47
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
expected
2016-07-07 14:54
ffs dignitas -.-
2016-07-07 14:54
#52
 | 
Norway BigCannon 
Typical dignitas lan performance
2016-07-07 14:55
Zonic stickers when?
2016-07-07 14:55
lost again the team with 2 standins xDDDDDDDDDDDDD what a shitty team
2016-07-07 14:55
Rubino, you mad bro?
2016-07-07 14:55
#61
 | 
United Kingdom FEodAL 
what a fail by dig, gg wp
2016-07-07 14:55
Rip skins
2016-07-07 14:55
New dignitas: gla1ve cajunb Magiskb0Y k0nfig RUBINO
2016-07-07 14:55
FUCK YEAH ASTRALIS
2016-07-07 14:55
#68
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Turkey OdinA 
God zonic.
2016-07-07 14:55
inb4 MSL on twitter: "It's unfair they could use Zonic, they should've played 4v5 or use dupreeh while he's getting his surgery"
2016-07-07 14:55
Xd
2016-07-07 15:10
Lost to a team with 2 stand-ins... Dignitas disband inc.
2016-07-07 14:55
MSL garbage tier player
2016-07-07 14:56
#74
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Astralis deserved it.
2016-07-07 14:56
gg, happy for zonic tho
2016-07-07 14:56
#76
FalleN | 
Sweden yuco 
zoniC is god
2016-07-07 14:56
to be honest with you astralis doesnt deserve to be in qualifier and take the spot for legend. dignitas was playing so amazing for a underdog team. but still gg :(
2016-07-07 14:56
underdog? haha astralus had 2 stand ins
2016-07-07 15:05
I don't think they deserve the slot if they can't even beat a team that has 2 standins. Not to forget that the other one has barely played any CSGO.
2016-07-07 15:06
#80
Stewie2K | 
Thailand nBz 
S I C K that with 2 standins Astralis moves on :D Holy crap what a match !
2016-07-07 14:56
dat was dig's LOL squad. no surprise at all
2016-07-07 14:57
zonic struggled as a stand-in yeah the guy with 600 hours played better than BOTMSL with 4000+ hours wow
2016-07-07 14:57
So, you think being better than MSL is an achievement? :D
2016-07-07 15:04
lol actually its not hahah :D couse he is that bad
2016-07-07 16:42
For someone who has played CSGO less than much of the community that is definitely an achievement
2016-08-05 05:27
ripnitas msl pls
2016-07-07 14:59
The face when when
2016-07-07 14:59
#93
oskar | 
Czech Republic Maty97CZ 
That feel when coach plays better than you LOOOOL MSL SO BAD
2016-07-07 15:03
dignitrash will never get anywhere with MSL as a player. and k0nfig was useless except a few rounds at the end of cobblestone.
2016-07-07 15:04
k0nfig played so stupid, pushing when they have 5vs3, 5vs4, 4vs3 and so...
2016-07-07 15:10
lol the 1.6 meeting, zonic vs neo/taz :D good old times, gl vp
2016-07-07 15:04
Congratulation to Astralis. Astralis makes it out with 2 standins, Botnitas was allowed to play a BO3 while G2 is out. GJ VOLVO AND ESL
2016-07-07 15:05
second match in my life i've seen 4v5 and still win ! :) first was on mirage Envyus with stand in (their manager Next who is like zonic not proffesional player even not good at all just random player who doesnt play competitive :D) they beat PENTA if i am not wrong , and now the second match .. so funny to watch :D
2016-07-07 15:06
16-19 16-10 16-14 3 for 16 Half-Life 3 confirmed
2016-07-07 15:06
#116
France yvo 
<3
2016-07-07 15:09
Astralis with two stand ins > dignitas. LUL
2016-07-07 15:07
+ DONT GET ME WRONG BUT VAVLE GOD DAMN SAKE MAN ................ LOSERS MATCH SHOULD BE BO3 AND NOT LESS ..............
2016-07-07 15:07
#108
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Unexpected
2016-07-07 15:07
CAn anyone link me 4k clip of carrygan awp on long A cobblestone?
2016-07-07 15:08
you gotta feel sad for cajunb and RUBINO... and tenzki a bit k0nfig throwing because of being inexperienced and MSL just being BOT
2016-07-07 15:08
if gla1ve is not replacing MSL i would be disappoint, tactic and frag power MSL has none of it.
2016-07-07 15:09
#119
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Sri Lanka King Ye 
bot zonic
2016-07-07 15:12
too easy for zonic
2016-07-07 15:12
#124
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Finland Animaali 
Rip Pick 'Em Up if 3 other games doesn't go my way... Fu*k..
2016-07-07 15:17
wow, this cajunb guy is pretty good! astralis should think about picking him up ;-)
2016-07-07 15:18
#128
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Greece her-1g 
thanks for the money!!!!
2016-07-07 15:29
ayy lmao shitnitas cajunb was the problem taking trash huh? in your face faggets i.imgur.com/VJtrBeQ.jpg
2016-07-07 15:30
#132
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United Kingdom peaks 
First NiP with Threat now Astralis with Zonic. In before other teams realise new meta. CLG coach doesn't count bcos NA irrelevant.
2016-07-07 15:32
He's a MANAGER, maaan!
2016-07-07 15:43
MSL ._. Nice to see xyp9x performing tho :) WP astralis !
2016-07-07 15:49
-tenzki -MSL +Magiskb0Y +gla1ve It will cost you nothing cuz they're teamless anyway, just do it.
2016-07-07 15:51
Danish CS so bad. LOL.
2016-07-07 15:54
delete comments, admin you gonna fuck yourself.
2016-07-07 16:06
#143
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Spain akproxx 
Godmsl
2016-07-07 17:00
if dignitas can't beat astralis with a 600 hrs stand-in, better disband. cajunb needs a better team asap.
2016-07-07 17:40
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