Astralis to ECS final over SK

MIRAA
December 12th, 2016 01:11

Astralis are through to the ECS Season 2 finals title decider after moving past SK Gaming on two maps (16-9 on Cache and 16-4 on Overpass).

The series began on SK's map pick, Cache, but the early stages would have suggested otherwise as Astralis got off to a flying start and stormed to a 10-1 lead. The Brazilians were struggling to break through the Astralis defence but won four rounds in a row before the break to keep their hopes alive.

Now playing on the CT side, SK won the pistol round with an A retake, with Epitacio "TACO" de Melo getting a trio of kills to his name. A third-round buy from Astralis failed to pay dividends, giving SK the chance to add two more rounds to their tally and bring the deficit to a minimum.

SK were now on an eight-round winning run, but Astralis were not going to a let a comeback happen. The Danish team's offence finally came to life and they secure six rounds straight to lock down the map 16-9.


Astralis will face OpTic in a repeat of the ELEAGUE final

Next up was Overpass, the same map where SK had been demolished by dignitas earlier in the tournament. Astralis got out to a 3-0 lead after taking the pistol round with an A execute thanks to two entry frags from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen.

The first full gun round did go SK's way, but Astralis simply ran over the Brazilians' defense after that, cruising to an 11-1 lead. SK then called a tactical pause to discuss their strategy for the final rounds, a move that paid off as they secured three rounds in a row.

Astralis further added to their lead by winning the pistol round as CT, with Nicolai "device" Reedtz getting an ace with two knife kills during a retake. SK still tried to get back into the game, but to no avail as Astralis quickly sealed the deal to set up an exciting rematch against OpTic Gaming in the grand final.

ECS Season 2 FinalsBest of 3
Matchpage
2
0
11th December 2016
Brazil
16
Cache
9
16
Overpass
4

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 46 - 19 +27 97.6 1.69
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 37 - 26 +11 93.3 1.40
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 34 - 23 +11 84.9 1.32
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 34 - 26 +8 79.2 1.26
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 31 - 26 +5 74.4 1.20
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 35 - 34 +1 72.2 0.93
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 26 - 36 -10 66.7 0.74
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 23 - 36 -13 61.5 0.71
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 19 - 36 -17 64.5 0.61
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 17 - 40 -23 52.7 0.53

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1109
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Grats to Astralis, once again they beat SK in another semifinal and we will see rematch of ELEAGUE final, lets see if Astralis win this time and that ace device got on 2nd pistol round of overpass with doublekill was hilarious and absolutely one of best plays of this year even thou a bit lucky. SK needs lots of working till major or it looks like they won't be able to defend their title or they will be new Astralis by losing so much semifinals.
2016-12-12 01:11
no, you're cheating
2016-12-12 01:11
#27
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Europe skibv 
you fucker xD
2016-12-12 01:11
2016-12-12 01:11
:O
2016-12-12 01:11
how did u do this
2016-12-12 01:11
He's back
2016-12-12 01:11
luck is a part of every big play :-)
2016-12-12 01:13
Device #1 KappaPride SK ELIMINATION GETTING CLOSER ANY LAST WORDS SK FANGAYS KappaPride
2016-12-12 01:11
doesnt matter top 4 in the last 15/17 international lans IN THE MOST COMPETITIVE ERA OF THE GAME greatest team of all time.
2016-12-12 01:20
sure lol
2016-12-12 04:03
#99
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Poland reikakure 
ever heard about fnatic or nip? xDD LUL
2016-12-12 08:22
#106
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Sweden Alkob 
XDD
2016-12-12 22:14
1
2016-12-12 01:11
#5
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United States Bigbobby10 
w
2016-12-12 01:11
1
2016-12-12 01:11
so gooood
2016-12-12 01:11
ez
2016-12-12 01:11
#10
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Portugal NAOverEU 
s
2016-12-12 01:11
1
2016-12-12 01:11
#12
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North America northamerican 
Pretty hilarious how kids act like eleague was ez brackets but then the next tournament goes the exact same way
2016-12-12 01:11
another easy bracket? i mean look the teams that Optic faced to get to the finals
2016-12-12 01:17
#63
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North America northamerican 
maybe if every time its ez those are actually just the best available teams
2016-12-12 01:17
dude, Optic faced Cloud9,FaZe and Envyus, they didn't have to face Dignitas,SK and Astralis you can't deny that they got an easier path to the finals again.
2016-12-12 01:19
#66
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North America northamerican 
dignitas has got dicked every tournament since epicenter lol, sk hasnt won anything since cologne, theyre playing astralis in the final
2016-12-12 01:20
and what has Envyus, Cloud9 and FaZe won recently? c9 had one good tourney then they went back to being shit,Envyus and Faze are just bad. i mean, if Dignitas faced the teams that Optic faced im sure that they would be at the finals too.
2016-12-12 01:22
#70
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North America northamerican 
Bro These are two of the very biggest tournaments this year If teams don't get deep into them, they just aren't as good as the other teams THESE ARE THE TOURNAMENTS WE USE TO DEFINE THE RANKINGS OF HOW GOOD TEAMS ARE
2016-12-12 01:28
two of biggest tourneys? wtf are you talking about ECS had online qualifiers, i heard that VP was playing with 80 ping or something, the main reason why teams like envyus and faze got there is because of the online qualis
2016-12-12 01:40
#83
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North America northamerican 
prize pool
2016-12-12 02:21
ECS is 250k for 1st not even close to the "very biggest tournaments this year" as you said
2016-12-12 02:23
#85
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North America northamerican 
larger prize pools: majors eleagues esl pro leagues
2016-12-12 02:24
see i told you, Optic pretty much got stomped at the finals, i'm sure that if they faced Dignitas or SK they would lose too
2016-12-12 04:21
#102
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Portugal ChosenoneC 
I dont think that at all...faze is better than dignita and sk with a stadin for sure to be fair Astralis got a easier run cuz they got fucking got sk with fox and dig dig with valde
2016-12-12 11:58
they did play against astralis and lost 16-7 bro
2016-12-12 02:02
i was talking about bo3's
2016-12-12 02:16
wrw
2016-12-12 01:11
ez
2016-12-12 01:11
1
2016-12-12 01:11
xd
2016-12-12 01:11
ez
2016-12-12 01:11
ez
2016-12-12 01:11
we smart
2016-12-12 01:11
#21
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Portugal ReaverpiT 
cry fox
2016-12-12 01:11
Hell yeah! Take that final now!
2016-12-12 01:11
Did you try to beat the fastest guy?
2016-12-12 01:13
No, if i wanted to i would.
2016-12-12 01:15
Could you do that? Xdd
2016-12-12 01:17
challenge accepted! :P
2016-12-12 01:17
#24
device | 
Estonia Saurise 
ez
2016-12-12 01:11
D
2016-12-12 01:11
#26
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Brazil beaviz1 
RIDICULOUS..... RIDICULOUS..... I missed the time that it was Luminosity ... Played with will and claw = (
2016-12-12 01:12
#28
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United States r0seCS 
fox lul
2016-12-12 01:11
11
2016-12-12 01:11
#31
Finland Hep0 
TriHard OOOK OOK TriHard
2016-12-12 01:11
#32
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United States grundhoog 
Best game I've watched in a while
2016-12-12 01:11
EZ
2016-12-12 01:11
Congrats Astralis, you guys played so fucking well, now it's your time to take the trophy!
2016-12-12 01:11
Nice job Rematch hype
2016-12-12 01:11
NUMBER 1 team in the world. confirmed
2016-12-12 01:11
4sale
2016-12-12 01:11
#41
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Brazil renatofrd 
FAlleN 4/18 hahahahhahaa FNX WAS THE PROBLEM!!!!
2016-12-12 01:11
#52
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Brazil beaviz1 
Esse FalleN é um babaca
2016-12-12 01:14
Ez
2016-12-12 01:11
devve <3
2016-12-12 01:12
#47
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Portugal dracø 
Glaive proving himself to be a master in mid round calls. He was inside fallen's head on both maps. SK got straight up outplayed all around. Sadly taco was the only player that was able to get something done on cache, and on overpass nothing worked for SK. SK got a lot of work on their hands to be ready for the major, and tbh I don't think it will work out. Hope they prove me wrong. Device was finally delivering on a semi final, lets see if he keeps it going against optic.
2016-12-12 01:12
ez astralis sk needs to change their approach on the game the agressive pushes with fallen awp is so obvious teams read them really easy. all they do is agressive awp or just passive...nothing new to the game. all teams are reading them clear as water. and fox doing better than fer and fallen in a bo3...imagine him with awp. cmon fallen improve ur game style.
2016-12-12 01:14
again
2016-12-12 01:14
SK with New anticheat #Cryisfree
2016-12-12 01:14
Fer playing like shit since he got cucked. Time to get plastic surgery and become the cucker
2016-12-12 01:16
It was rly 4+1, a stand-in changed everything of SK gameplay. Device GOD 2 knife kills. GG WP Astralis, SK was painful to watch
2016-12-12 01:17
Why not use the sentence "Astralis demolished SK" as you use to do?
2016-12-12 01:17
SK Tier 2/3 !!!!!
2016-12-12 01:17
#62
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CIS sergioff 
GGWP Astralis
2016-12-12 01:17
Sk Down the Roller Coaster
2016-12-12 01:21
GG, they destroyed SK. Nothing that SK tried worked. FeelsBadMan
2016-12-12 01:26
#71
Denmark B053 
in one hour imgur.com/a/Tc0ZG
2016-12-12 01:31
Grats to Astralis, time for SK to hire back some real swedish talent.
2016-12-12 01:32
FNX WAS THE PROBLEM KAPPA
2016-12-12 01:37
#75
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Canada rdss 
sk disband incoming
2016-12-12 01:42
#76
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United States KyraxeuS 
When TACO is carrying you know everything is wrong xdddd
2016-12-12 01:48
#77
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Hong Kong eldoodaks 
fnx was the problem 4head
2016-12-12 01:59
SK is shit with fox really
2016-12-12 02:01
#80
cogu | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
cucked team couldnt expect less...
2016-12-12 02:04
SK´s egemony is gone !!!
2016-12-12 02:06
Sk disband already
2016-12-12 02:32
well, actually seems like an easy game for Astralis...
2016-12-12 02:35
#89
GuardiaN | 
World Darge 
Best and worst thing for SK thinking on their future and present, we can't blame this series on Fox.
2016-12-12 02:52
#91
coldzera | 
Brazil wAc 
this series they would lose even if everybody played good, astralis were impossible
2016-12-12 03:04
So let's kick FaLLeN too like fnx. just 4 kill on overpass lel. pussies.
2016-12-12 03:03
#92
1mpala | 
Ukraine he-he  
dis gonna b gud, eleague replay
2016-12-12 03:07
#93
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Poland sajlent 
device overrated they said :) hah retards
2016-12-12 03:23
device MVP
2016-12-12 04:23
#98
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Luxembourg alex24 
SKwho ?
2016-12-12 07:04
SK will never win a championship anymore. the ride is over as much as Fallen wants to get the team together..is not going to happen anytime soon
2016-12-12 08:56
RIP SK
2016-12-12 10:43
ez 20$))
2016-12-12 12:02
Congratulations, Astralis! You guys finally got a tournament win after so long. We fans are so proud of you guys.
2016-12-12 15:14
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