GODSENT & iGame.com win in Kiev

GODSENT and iGame.com advanced to the quarter-finals at the WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals and qualified for the WESG Global Finals.

The knockout stage has started in Kiev as the third seed in Group A GODSENT took on Group B's second seed Astralis while .Norway who finished second in Group C went up against the third-placed team in Group D iGame.com.

Astralis had an imperious start against GODSENT, winning 16-5 on Dust2. The situation was the same on Mirage as the Danes led 13-2 at halftime but Finn "karrigan" Andersen & company evaporated, allowing a comeback which resulted in a 16-14 GODSENT victory.


Kjaerbye thinking back to his tweet

Despite a 9-3 start on the T-side of Train, which is considered the harder side to play on, GODSENT allowed Astralis to take the lead in the second half as the Danes made it 11-9 in their favor.

Having the 14-13 lead near the end of the last map didn't prevent Astralis from losing it as GODSENT got through to the quarter-finals and qualified for the WESG Global Finals.

Matchpage
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8th October 2016
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Dust2
5
14
Mirage
16
14
Train
16

 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 61 - 56 +5 91.2 1.16
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 57 - 51 +6 83.5 1.08
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 51 - 55 -4 72.8 0.93
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 40 - 59 -19 54.5 0.73
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 39 - 56 -17 51.3 0.70
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 72 - 45 +27 89.7 1.39
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 63 - 50 +13 94.0 1.26
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 63 - 48 +15 76.1 1.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 37 - 51 -14 54.8 0.82
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 41 - 54 -13 57.0 0.82

.Norway secured the first map against iGame.com with a 16-10 scoreline but the Finns came back to take Dust2. Sami "xseveN" Laasanen's team were comfortable on Train and won the series 2-1, advancing to the quarter finals. They also qualified for the $1.5m WESG Global Finals.

Matchpage
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8th October 2016
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Cache
10
9
Dust2
16
8
Train
16

 iGame.com K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Saku 'SAGGERTON' JokinenSAGGERTON 62 - 53 +9 82.8 1.22
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 62 - 51 +11 94.0 1.18
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 42 - 51 -9 63.8 0.96
Finland Slaava 'Twista' RäsänenTwista 44 - 46 -2 61.2 0.95
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 41 - 50 -9 70.0 0.94
 .Norway K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 53 - 54 -1 81.5 1.07
Norway Bjoern 'Skurk' MaarenSkurk 52 - 51 +1 80.2 1.06
Norway Pål 'Polly' KammenPolly 50 - 47 +3 69.4 1.04
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 53 - 52 +1 76.0 0.99
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 43 - 48 -5 67.3 0.95

These are the teams who are locked in for the $1.5 million finals:

Turkey Space Soldiers South Africa Bravado Turkey DarkPassage China TYLOO
France Envy Poland Kinguin Denmark Dignitas Russia .Russia
Finland iGame.com Sweden GODSENT    

Two quarter-finals will be next in Kiev and you can follow these series by going to our match page.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

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
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Netherlands Swini 
Congrats to Godsent!
2016-10-08 12:57
#21
tabseN | 
Germany godsven 
ez for JWondergod
2016-10-08 12:58
When Polly and Skurk have better K/Ds than Rain Jkaem and Rubino...
2016-10-08 19:12
#66
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Germany JuaNiko_^ 
sad...
2016-10-11 23:53
#2
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
Astralis only afraid of VP xDxD
2016-10-08 12:57
and norway find VP easy,then lost to igame :P
2016-10-08 14:44
So by the transitive property iGame must be the best team in the world.
2016-10-08 19:10
14:16 (13:2; 1:14) ROFLLLL
2016-10-08 12:57
In Astralis' defense they forgot that it was first to 16 and not first to 14...
2016-10-08 19:11
#4
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United Kingdom chippyuwu 
LETS GO GODSENT
2016-10-08 12:57
#5
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
Ez for darth flusha #5 almost
2016-10-08 12:57
#6
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France Chim0ng0 
LUL NORWAY LUL
2016-10-08 12:57
Disappointing result from Norway
2016-10-08 12:59
s
2016-10-08 12:56
#8
zehN | 
Finland Pietzu10 
n1
2016-10-08 12:57
#9
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United States jeonseol 
iGame!
2016-10-08 12:57
n1
2016-10-08 12:57
h
2016-10-08 12:57
Savage
2016-10-08 12:57
#13
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Macau Bent0 
GODSENTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2016-10-08 12:57
#14
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World Notb8ing 
PELITALO!!!!
2016-10-08 12:57
#52
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Brazil DileBani 
Pelitalo made me do it
2016-10-08 13:40
n1 igame, surprised me rly
2016-10-08 12:57
Nice job godsent!
2016-10-08 12:57
ez4igame
2016-10-08 12:57
These are the teams who are locked in for the $1.5 million finals: iGame.com Kinguin Bravado DarkPassage .Russia The fuck is this shit :DDDDDD
2016-10-08 12:57
#24
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United Kingdom chippyuwu 
Part of Kinguin are some members of eBettle from Cologne 2015 if that helps :')
2016-10-08 12:59
dont forget the six spots from wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/World_..
2016-10-08 12:59
Kinguin is really good, not suprised.
2016-10-08 12:59
#19
Aleksib | 
Finland hobi 
ezigame.com
2016-10-08 12:57
30 min break from this bo3 until next bo3, Godsent WONT be able to take next 1. Nice schedule tournament admins...
2016-10-08 12:58
they took the slot on main event, this is most important, who cares about foki $30k for team for 1st place in qualifier? lel. I think even if next bo3 will be on next day, they won't be enough motivated to play hard.
2016-10-08 13:17
ez for tyloo
2016-10-08 12:58
Kjaerbye thinking back to his tweet xDDD chokestralis disbandis
2016-10-08 12:59
#26
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United Kingdom wtfprototype 
Classic chokestralis
2016-10-08 12:59
#29
Portugal jO7A 
jkaem isn't able to have over 1.00 rating against tier 3 finnish team LUL
2016-10-08 12:59
+1 and how hes still in faze. LUL.
2016-10-08 13:02
EZ for flusha when not carrying olofm
2016-10-08 13:00
#31
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
It has become abundantly clear that this current Astralis constellation of players and coaching will not win any big tournament, let alone a major. The addition of zonic as coach has so far not changed anything to the better. The swap of cajunB and Kjaerbye has also shown to be a quite bad move skillwise, unless there is something personal between the players. Kjaerbye looks so inexperienced in his play, he takes unnecessary risks and does frankly not look ready for this task. Taking into consideration that Astralis is a business i would expect them to react and make the needed changes to regain their strength.
2016-10-08 13:01
#45
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Denmark fyhn 
Honestly the way Kjaerbye is rifling reminds me of the way device is awping. Hits some flashy and nutty shots, but misses so many easy 100% kills. Such a shame to see them once again throwing away a game.
2016-10-08 13:21
I agree with your first point. I partly agree with your second point. I believe Astralis has poor leadership, and they lost an important piece of the tactical puzzle, when they let cajunb go. I think Kjaerbye didn't look inexperienced, when he was on dignitas. One could start wondering, if it's just difficult to play on a team that depends more on aiming than tactical plays. They will probably change something, if there is any chance of doing so. But they really should be careful, they might just end up even worse, if they make the mistake of thinking that it's the fault of individual players rather than their bad team structure.
2016-10-08 13:21
#32
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Poland trancemeister 
typical Device + 27 on lan , always monster. Easy top 5 player 2016. Rip Astralis [*]
2016-10-08 13:01
#33
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
chokes on you astralisw xxaxxaax))
2016-10-08 13:01
EZ4ENCE
2016-10-08 13:03
#36
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Singapore Trisha 
LGR really tried to win this and they did :D GJ GODSENT and iGame!
2016-10-08 13:04
#37
flusha | 
Germany sanos 
wow norway got rekt by ence country wut
2016-10-08 13:06
#38
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Israel ZiinTotH 
It's horrible to see this astralis lineup playing this bad , they HAVE to change something , and they will do it ...
2016-10-08 13:07
astralis...
2016-10-08 13:07
dupreeh just failed to entry frag on mirage T side... shame...
2016-10-08 13:07
-xyp9x -znajder The nordic bots
2016-10-08 13:08
It's dupreeh who underperformed and Kjaerbye who lost rounds thanks to retard moves
2016-10-08 13:29
yes they also had a bad game, BUT xyp9x and znajder ONLY has bad game"s". That's why they're the nordic bots.
2016-10-08 13:31
#42
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
there's nothing to add to the astralis - godsent match... both played like shit but in the end a well-known phenomenon occured :P
2016-10-08 13:10
#44
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
$1.5 million finals*
2016-10-08 13:20
gj godsent, probably deserved the W after mirage comeback. Astralis just... cant really have words to describe them..
2016-10-08 13:24
Twista > RUBINO lul
2016-10-08 13:28
0.96 ratio NICE AIMING SKILLS JKAEM LMAO!!! Where did that get you? Gg Taz
2016-10-08 13:35
Wut?
2016-10-08 13:44
#54
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Austria db42 
lmao i turned off the stream when they godsent lost that 5v3 on mirage, and astralis still manages to lose this bo3...
2016-10-08 13:50
You know you've hit rock bottom when you lose to trashent and don't even qualify for WESG in a tier2 tournament
2016-10-08 13:58
how do you lose a map after winning 13-2 first half jesus christ... hire a mental coach or something, this is getting retarded.
2016-10-08 15:10
#58
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Russia SP3C73R 
Poor device... :(
2016-10-08 16:50
Godsent <3
2016-10-08 17:00
#60
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World euqin 
-znajder +olof pls..
2016-10-08 17:37
#64
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Norway Olemon 
I don't know why but I'm starting to take it personally that Astralis is constantly having these upsets against them. It's like... They were suppoused to compete against fnatic when they were at their best. But never reached their own potential - even after they got rid of their reputation as a choke-team. Now they're just a really frustrating team to watch. You always expect them to do really well, but they just dissapoint again and again. Im no Astralis fanboy either. Not at all. it's just something frustrating about watching this danish team which is suppoused to be one of the greatest teams out there just failing over and over again. /endrant
2016-10-08 21:42
Expected from xSeven and SAGGERTON when they so publicly have ties with the cheat-scene.
2016-10-09 12:40
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