Astralis defeat OpTic in Group A

Astralis advanced to Group A's winners' match following a 16-7 victory over OpTic on Dust2.

With William "RUSH" Wierzba picking up an all-headshot quad-kill in the first pistol round, OpTic got off to a 3-0 start as CT. Astralis then opted for a few quick strats, a B split and an attack towards A long, which yielded them four rounds in a row combined with two anti-ecos.

The next five rounds kept going back and forth before RUSH put up a quad-kill during an eco round, pushing the score to 7-6 in his team's favor. Nicolai "device" Reedtz then got two big openings in a B split, and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's triple in the last round tilted the scales in Astralis' favor who switched to the defence at 8-7.


Astralis put up a perfect CT side to take down OpTic

A close retake on the B bombsite went the Danes' way as well as the first gunround when they got an early advantage and saved a clutch attempt from Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas. With two more dangerous retake situations going their way, one on each bombsite, Astralis were up 14-7.

OpTic tried to switch up the pace with a quick attack towards long, but gla1ve and device stopped it without too much trouble and soon finished the map at 16-7.

Matchpage
16
7
9th December 2016
16
Dust2
7

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 22 - 13 +9 94.7 1.49
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 18 - 13 +5 92.5 1.34
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 17 - 13 +4 70.3 1.33
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 19 - 17 +2 92.7 1.32
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 14 - 15 -1 66.6 1.19
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 19 - 17 +2 81.2 1.04
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 16 - 18 -2 76.0 0.83
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 12 - 19 -7 71.2 0.82
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 12 - 17 -5 61.2 0.75
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 12 - 19 -7 61.8 0.68

FaZe and Cloud9 are up next in Anaheim with their opening match in Group A, which will begin soon.

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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 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
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
damn, I was expecting astralis to win but not in this manner. I was the dink from tarik to mixwell near the end, was he flaming or hes just not in the zone rn? hmm
2016-12-09 22:08
#26
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Turkey dogboi2001 
easy for device 2nd best player in the world
2016-12-09 22:08
#33
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
You're overweight boogie
2016-12-09 22:09
he still cool tho :)
2016-12-09 22:28
ez 4 danes no choke in groups
2016-12-09 22:07
ez
2016-12-09 22:07
ez
2016-12-09 22:07
ez
2016-12-09 22:07
#7
L0NER | 
North America aidenkula 
gg
2016-12-09 22:07
#8
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Poland Aseryo 
xd
2016-12-09 22:07
1
2016-12-09 22:07
#10
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Europe mlok401 
ez
2016-12-09 22:07
expected
2016-12-09 22:07
ez
2016-12-09 22:07
expected tbh
2016-12-09 22:08
ez
2016-12-09 22:07
HI MUM
2016-12-09 22:07
#17
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Slovakia Kurki 
ez device
2016-12-09 22:07
#18
roca | 
United States Lokiir 
n1 wp astralis
2016-12-09 22:08
#19
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Slovakia itsab8 
damn
2016-12-09 22:08
s
2016-12-09 22:07
#21
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Turkey FeverSpeed 
REVENGE
2016-12-09 22:07
#22
nitr0 | 
North America SomaRoss 
rip Optic
2016-12-09 22:07
revenge
2016-12-09 22:07
ayy lmao
2016-12-09 22:08
ez1
2016-12-09 22:08
#27
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Estonia Saurise 
so ez for astralis
2016-12-09 22:08
optic overrated
2016-12-09 22:08
This is the Astralis we all wanted to see!
2016-12-09 22:08
#30
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Netherlands Nycto 
so fast lol
2016-12-09 22:08
ez for Astralis
2016-12-09 22:09
ez
2016-12-09 22:10
#35
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
this just shows how big of a fluke was eleague i won't be surprised if optic don't make it to the major either LUL
2016-12-09 22:11
You must remember that this was the hardest team optic could of played first round (because of astraliss skill and hunger for revenge) and it was their worst map... plus they always perform their worst in the first match up at every event.
2016-12-09 22:17
Optic banned three other maps, because Dust 2 is their worst? Do you even believe that yourself?
2016-12-09 23:18
#49
North America Oakz 
>loses a best of 1 on their worst map >call fluke not sure is b8 or retarded
2016-12-09 22:23
Why ban three other maps of D2 is their worst? Great logic.
2016-12-09 23:19
#53
RUSH | 
Canada Zebski 
most rounds were 1vx and close, also if no crash optic would win eco and run away with it
2016-12-09 22:43
Would they have won the eco? are you from the future? :O please tell me more
2016-12-09 22:44
#57
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
LUL the NA salt is real
2016-12-09 23:12
ez pz
2016-12-09 22:11
#39
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Gj boiz
2016-12-09 22:12
#40
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
ez for dupreeh, xyp9x and kjaerbye
2016-12-09 22:13
and device? 3rd best player in the world
2016-12-09 22:18
lol you cant understand how much he hates device.. LBJ is number one device hater xD..gotta agree tho his an OK player
2016-12-09 22:20
LBJ is mad cuz he hates device and device is one of the best players
2016-12-09 22:22
#55
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
he isn't even best player in his own team lul
2016-12-09 22:46
i can see stats or plays dude
2016-12-09 23:06
#58
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
Device eco GOD
2016-12-09 23:13
#47
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Denmark clutchkongen 
dont bother, he seriously is the biggest device hatter on hltv.
2016-12-09 22:22
#50
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
ez for da kings and kjaerbye
2016-12-09 22:23
ez4sstralis back to their former selves destroting groups and hlpefully not choking with the addition of glaive
2016-12-09 22:29
#61
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Portugal dracø 
Ez groupstage win If astralis could maintain their composure during the later stages of tournaments they'd be top 1 with ease.
2016-12-09 23:20
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