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.
K - D
Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice
22 - 13
Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x
18 - 13
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh
17 - 13
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve
19 - 17
Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye
14 - 15