fnatic move past Astralis in New York

fnatic have bested Astralis 16-9 on Dust 2 in New York, now going 2-1 in the Swiss format. Astralis will now have their backs against the wall, getting eliminated with another loss.

Two teams that were used to be among the favorites to win tournaments were looking to clash on Dust 2, both losing and winning a match yesterday.

Astralis got to start out on T-side, taking the first pistol and the obligatory following two rounds, but fnatic answerred straight back on the first gunround, avoided the reset and went on a good streak of rounds.

Interestingly Finn "karrigan" Andersen had figured out to get consistent plants, but the unit led by Dennis "dennis" Edman often got the opening kills and managed several retakes, sharing the frags evenly across the board and the much doubted John "wenton" Eriksson held his own on from pit just fine, helping is team to a 7-3 lead.

A saved AWP proved to be crucial in the eleventh round, where Astralis otherwise only had pistols and karrigan opened up the B site, and his team managed to get three more rounds on their T-side, but the half ended 9-6 in favor of fnatic.


wenton did solid work for the new fnatic

As the the Swedes got their own T pistol round and also took the first gunround, it was starting to look hairy for Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Co.

fnatic smartly played the numbers game over the ensuing rounds and was crucially saved by wenton in the 19th round as he clutched out a 1v1 afterplant from catwalk.

Clutching at straws, karrigan called a tactical pause, and prevented his team from facing match point immediately, and they strung back another three rounds, before Simon "twist" Eliasson broke their hearts by clutching an afterplant one versus three on B, intelligently dancing and peeking around the boxes and the Swedes ended the map convincingly 16-9.

Matchpage
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1st October 2016
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 19 - 17 +2 75.8 1.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 18 - 18 0 88.8 1.04
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 12 - 18 -6 69.6 0.94
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 19 - 21 -2 65.9 0.93
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 13 - 18 -5 63.8 0.73
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 23 - 18 +5 84.7 1.27
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 18 - 17 +1 89.6 1.15
Sweden John 'wenton' Erikssonwenton 18 - 15 +3 74.3 1.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 16 - 16 0 71.2 1.00
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 16 - 16 0 69.6 0.95

Team Record
CIS Natus Vincere 2-0
Brazil SK 2-0
Poland Virtus.pro 2-1
Sweden fnatic 2-1
Denmark Astralis 1-2
United States Liquid 1-2
North America OpTic 1-2
France G2 0-3

Next up in New York SK will take on Natus Vincere for the first spot in the play-offs.

Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1496
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
Estonia m8k 
F N A T I C B O I S, GOOD LUCK FURTHER
2016-10-01 20:06
^^
2016-10-01 20:07
#32
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Ireland Le_Wilson 
^^^^
2016-10-01 20:09
#41
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
^^^^^^
2016-10-01 20:26
nice game
2016-10-01 20:07
#3
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2016-10-01 20:06
#4
allu | 
United States muffinner 
sick job by fnatic
2016-10-01 20:07
#5
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Europe mlok401 
d
2016-10-01 20:06
JJ
2016-10-01 20:06
This fnatic team is defo top10 I thinker
2016-10-01 20:07
#8
Twistzz | 
Russia raintnt 
Jesus chritr is new jemes bond
2016-10-01 20:07
#9
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
s
2016-10-01 20:06
#10
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
OLOF IS BACK!
2016-10-01 20:06
niceeeee
2016-10-01 20:06
ez
2016-10-01 20:06
#13
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United States SjD 
d
2016-10-01 20:06
gj
2016-10-01 20:06
qwd
2016-10-01 20:06
#16
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Finland Juups 
ez
2016-10-01 20:06
1
2016-10-01 20:06
ez
2016-10-01 20:06
#19
Ant1ka | 
United States MDDDDDD 
ez
2016-10-01 20:06
1st
2016-10-01 20:06
#21
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Ireland Le_Wilson 
xD
2016-10-01 20:06
ez twist god 1v3
2016-10-01 20:06
#23
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India TsWaGg 
gg
2016-10-01 20:06
#24
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Brazil Raphael Lima 
ez
2016-10-01 20:06
rip astralis :(
2016-10-01 20:08
#26
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Slovakia Tomo1181 
meow
2016-10-01 20:07
tw#1st 1v3 clutch without armor? no problem
2016-10-01 20:07
na comedians got rekt 4Head
2016-10-01 20:07
American no brains
2016-10-01 20:10
#30
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Turkey KacaKTV 
Firsttttttttttttt
2016-10-01 20:08
#31
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
congratz wenton and co.
2016-10-01 20:09
wenton is the new flusha
2016-10-01 20:09
Wenton hacks???
2016-10-01 22:59
never seen flusha go 5-23
2016-10-02 08:36
again VP vs Fnatic this ,,swiss format,, is joke i hope ESL use this first and last time
2016-10-01 20:09
#37
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
VP can't play fnatic again in the swiss system...
2016-10-01 20:11
not expected gg fnatic!!!
2016-10-01 20:10
still can't believe twist won that 1v3 with no armor. great play but shouldn't have happened
2016-10-01 20:11
#39
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
gj fnatic lovely stuff
2016-10-01 20:13
They know us as Astralis. They know us from the games we choke. They know us from the games we lose. They talk about our games and they think for us winning games is so easy. But we will never be able to finish our important games and that's it. But our chokes, they come from more than just knowing not how to finish games. For us - choking - it is about precision... This part people don't see. This part, it does not show up in HLTV. When we go play a game on the server, choking already is a part of us...
2016-10-01 20:15
How did they choke when they only lead once?!
2016-10-01 20:26
they choked bc on paper they are a much better team
2016-10-02 08:37
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