Astralis win ECS Season 2 Finals

Astralis have won ECS Season 2 Finals, defeating OpTic 2-0 in the grand final (Overpass 16-6, Train 16-11).

The beginning of Overpass saw the finalists going back and forth with forcebuy wins, but Astralis came out on top of the shenanigans to go up 4-1. Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye's solo double in toilets and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's 1v3 on the B bombsite set up a solid CT half already, but the Danes weren't done with OpTic just yet.

With Kjaerbye putting up two triples and another double in three of the last four rounds, Astralis gave OpTic no room for error after the sides switched at 14-1. The North American side delayed with the pistol round and the initial full buy, though gla1ve and company finished off Overpass at 16-6 with two B attacks, the first of which was a fake towards A.


Astralis' kept up their great form on Overpass

Astralis started well on Train too with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen clutching a 1v2 in the pistol round as CT for a 2-0 lead. From there on until the 10th round, the rounds were being traded all the time, with OpTic winning a couple of forcebuys while Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Nicolai "device" Reedtz put up quad-kills in two other rounds.

OpTic then broke the back-and-forth battle with three in a row for 6-5, but Astralis still secured a solid 9-6 half on the back of a straight-forward B defense and five kills from dupreeh in two of the last three rounds.

A clean pistol round then went the way of device and company, who then survived a close anti-forcebuy and dispatched of the initial gunround for five rounds in a row and a 14-6 lead.

OpTic began closing the gap with Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas's quad-kill from connector, while Will "RUSH" Wierzba put up five kills over the next two gunrounds to reach 11 rounds. Astralis then opted for a quick B take for match point and triumphed after an A attack at 16-11.

ECS Season 2 FinalsBest of 2
Matchpage
0
2
12th December 2016
6
Overpass
16
11
Train
16

News tags:
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 35 - 39 -4 79.9 0.96
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 27 - 36 -9 68.0 0.85
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 28 - 37 -9 60.4 0.82
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 26 - 40 -14 58.2 0.71
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 23 - 38 -15 62.3 0.66
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 42 - 28 +14 85.8 1.33
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 41 - 30 +11 82.3 1.23
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 37 - 28 +9 81.4 1.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 35 - 25 +10 82.4 1.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 31 - 28 +3 82.6 1.02

ECS Season 2 FinalsBest of 2
Matchpage
0
2
12th December 2016
6
Overpass
16
11
Train
16

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 35 - 39 -4 79.9 0.96
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 27 - 36 -9 68.0 0.85
United States Will 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 28 - 37 -9 60.4 0.82
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 26 - 40 -14 58.2 0.71
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 23 - 38 -15 62.3 0.66
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 42 - 28 +14 85.8 1.33
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 41 - 30 +11 82.3 1.23
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 37 - 28 +9 81.4 1.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 35 - 25 +10 82.4 1.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 31 - 28 +3 82.6 1.02

ECS Season 2 Finals final standings:

1. Denmark Astralis - $250,000
2. North America OpTic - $120,000
3-4. Brazil SK - $65,000
3-4. France EnVyUs - $65,000
5-6. Denmark dignitas - $45,000
5-6. Europe FaZe - $45,000
7-8. United States Cloud9 - $35,000
7-8. Brazil Immortals - $35,000
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating:
1.09
Maps played:
1012
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.17
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
19
Team:
Rating:
1.08
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.12
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.01
Maps played:
735
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.18
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.03
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating:
1.05
Maps played:
523
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
GGWP by Astralis! Godlike performance at this tournament. No more choking, never give up!
2016-12-12 04:17
Nice to see device playing great again ! Here one of the best moments of the all series ! Device Ace against SK youtube.com/watch?v=kyzvU4DmNUc
2016-12-12 04:18
Optic got an easy path to the finals again but this time they coulnd't make it
2016-12-12 04:18
gg
2016-12-12 04:20
This. As much as they played good last time and also now they played solid, thats just it i think. A lucky run with a current form vs faze and c9 kek
2016-12-12 09:19
GGWP After 2 Year follow TSM (Astrallis) Now i can see you are become champion again! Congratulations Device - Xyp9x - dupreeh - Kjaerbye - gla1ve - cajunb hope karrigan find your success soon!
2016-12-12 04:31
Astralis finally break their curse and won tournament, nice finish on 2016 for them.
2016-12-12 04:17
rekt
2016-12-12 04:17
rekt
2016-12-12 04:17
ayy beated by granny
2016-12-12 04:17
LUL NT 1SECOND
2016-12-12 04:17
rekt
2016-12-12 04:17
U JUST GOT REKT MOTHERFUCKER orospu cocu hahahahaha
2016-12-12 04:17
kes lan pic.
2016-12-12 04:27
LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHA
2016-12-12 04:47
See you at major, grandbaby xD
2016-12-12 04:23
You go girl
2016-12-12 05:36
Your hax ran out bro
2016-12-12 05:38
RIP INTERNET EXPLORER
2016-12-12 08:59
Dude retire
2016-12-12 11:35
expected gg
2016-12-12 04:17
GREEN WALL MORE LIKE GREEN FALL AMIRITE
2016-12-12 04:17
Yes
2016-12-12 04:21
+1
2016-12-12 04:38
y
2016-12-12 04:17
#6
North America KKona 
astralis finally win something xD
2016-12-12 04:17
gg
2016-12-12 04:17
8
2016-12-12 04:17
Loser
2016-12-12 04:19
I WAS TRYING TO BE 8 AND I GOT IT SO I WIN AHAHAHAHA
2016-12-12 04:20
WELL WELL WELL EVERYONE KNOWS YOU ARE A LOSER JUST ADMIT IT BABY KID
2016-12-12 09:00
Post edited 2016-12-12 04:17:31
2016-12-12 16:57
815426 USERID FUCKING NEWBIE TOILET CLEANER I JUST DUMP A SHIT GO CLEAN IT AHAHAHAHA
2016-12-12 04:20
GG
2016-12-12 04:17
GG
2016-12-12 04:17
a
2016-12-12 04:17
Almost...
2016-12-12 04:17
cjoke
2016-12-12 04:17
1
2016-12-12 04:17
shit
2016-12-12 04:17
FINALLY
2016-12-12 04:17
EZ
2016-12-12 04:17
#18
Brazil wAc 
FINALLY!!
2016-12-12 04:17
noice
2016-12-12 04:17
gogo devve
2016-12-12 04:17
ez
2016-12-12 04:17
A new tournament winner and a new trend confirmed: the team that gets to the final last always starts fired up and ends up winning. It's been like in almost every recent tournament. Glaive was just amazing both in the semis and in the finals. His mid round calls were absolutely on point. Optic started overpass disorientated and never really got in their groove making it fairly easy for Astralis. Train on the other end was electric, so back and forth, incredible match. Device finally showed up when it mattered. Easily the MVP of the tournament. HLTV please help LBJ, he needs a new pc and periferals after breaking his stuff after device's performance.
2016-12-12 04:17
"HLTV please help LBJ, he needs a new pc and periferals after breaking his stuff after device's performance" Haha n1
2016-12-12 05:43
Gg astralis
2016-12-12 04:17
FINALLY
2016-12-12 04:17
expected, gg
2016-12-12 04:17
gg astralis finally wins something
2016-12-12 04:17
#54
Finland ingg 
KayJerBye saying in photo to glave "finally gunna buy me house m8" EleGiggle
2016-12-12 04:20
ggwp, dev1ce played insanely well
2016-12-12 04:17
#36
Finland ingg 
rip NA lul
2016-12-12 04:18
the end is near !! Astralis won a tournament
2016-12-12 04:18
Congrats to astralis, they deserved this !
2016-12-12 04:18
AWSOME BOYS!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! <3
2016-12-12 04:18
gg finally they do something
2016-12-12 04:18
gg so glad for Astralis
2016-12-12 04:18
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-12-12 04:19
FeelsGoodMan
2016-12-12 07:16
Most boring final in this year
2016-12-12 04:19
SK vs Liquid at Cologne?
2016-12-12 10:34
Definitely better than that. Train at least was close.
2016-12-12 13:49
Time for Optic to go back to 2nd in NA and let Cloud9 take over.
2016-12-12 04:19
LUL C9 hasn't done anything lately.
2016-12-12 04:40
C9 is shit and will always remain shite.
2016-12-12 06:33
#48
Netherlands Krin 
GG, so happy right now!
2016-12-12 04:19
almost no favelas, so nice
2016-12-12 04:19
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees
2016-12-12 04:19
dev1ce MVP no doubt.
2016-12-12 04:19
AMAZING!!!
2016-12-12 04:20
finally
2016-12-12 04:20
CRY IS FREE LBJ
2016-12-12 04:20
#59
Denmark zink 
The most impressive thing wasn't device's performance. It was actually their performance as a team throughout the tournament. It was solidified by every single player being above 80 ADR. The fact that the lowest ADR was 81.4 and their highest was 85.8 is incredible. 4.4 ADR from top to bottom in a 2 map series is amazing. Well done Astralis! Another noteworthy thing is: 9 out of the last 10 tournaments with 250.000$+ dollar prizepools have been won by different teams. Only NiP has won two. Can't wait for the major!
2016-12-12 04:21
9 out of the last 10 tournaments with 250.000$+ dollar prizepools have been won by different teams ikr insane shit. and rip bettor kids lul
2016-12-12 04:30
Haha if that logic keeps holding its gonna be Faze pr Gambit winning the major for sure :D
2016-12-12 12:45
Or liquid...
2016-12-12 13:50
gg wp ggz
2016-12-12 04:21
Astralis actually winning a tournament in over a year... Also getting revenge on OpTic... About time boiiisss PogChamp
2016-12-12 04:21
Karrigan was the problem in the end.. now faze choke on semis :O
2016-12-12 04:21
"now faze choke on semis" They always have been lol
2016-12-12 06:41
TIL STJERNERNE <3
2016-12-12 04:21
#65
North America Oakz 
Good end of the year run overall by optic, they didn't showup at all in this finals.
2016-12-12 04:22
They did on Train. overpass was bad.
2016-12-12 04:43
goddammit, nt optic. WP shitstralis
2016-12-12 04:22
ggwp Astralis
2016-12-12 04:22
EZ FOR ASTRALIS
2016-12-12 04:22
WOOOOOHOOOOO !!
2016-12-12 04:22
its a miracle!!! wp
2016-12-12 04:23
Wasn't supposed the prize pool to be 750k ?
2016-12-12 04:23
First got 250k second 120k, 65k, 45k, 35k, for 3-4,5-6,7-8.
2016-12-12 04:42
Still doesn't add up to 750k lol.Guess Semmler knowed something is fishy. twitter.com/OnFireSemmler/status/8073507..
2016-12-12 11:25
Weird maybe the other prize money was given too teams that didn't make top 8 here.
2016-12-12 13:51
Yes! Let's go my boys!
2016-12-12 04:23
Finally! gratz
2016-12-12 04:23
LOVE ASTRALIS, really happy atm, wp
2016-12-12 04:23
What now Mr. Andersen :)
2016-12-12 04:23
was hoping astralis win without giving up double digit. but last match needed to be 16-11 :( wp anywayss
2016-12-12 04:24
borink match
2016-12-12 04:25
Dont remember when I last saw ast that confident. And beating Optic is not that hard if you maintain discipline and have steady aim. Good thing for optic that most teams play anyhow so optic will have more chances at finals in the future. Gg
2016-12-12 04:30
Im Super impressed how Device can keep his calm and be so consistent when so much is at stake , Much Respect Towards Astralis . Well Deserved Win , Congratulations!
2016-12-12 04:32
Revenge! :D
2016-12-12 04:34
CHOTIC XD
2016-12-12 04:42
Someone save Sk
2016-12-12 04:50
gg Astralis
2016-12-12 04:50
if the doube D combo is not choking astralis will basicly trash every team in the world ! remember the fnatic cache game . i hope astralis can finally win the deserved major now with glaive
2016-12-12 04:57
the problem, karrigan was.
2016-12-12 05:12
WP I will try to watch final matchs
2016-12-12 05:17
Ggwp
2016-12-12 05:41
GG, congrats on your first 250k+ win astralis!
2016-12-12 06:05
lol optic should disband terrible team AHAHAAHAHHAH@!!!
2016-12-12 06:06
How much?
2016-12-12 07:59
i win 53 euros!!! xddd
2016-12-12 19:16
This year has been a rollercoaster for CS, Astralis was on their worst moment on years a couple of months ago and now they won a big tournament. Probably the team than looks more solid going into the major, but nowadays every tournament is full of surprises and the major won't be different.
2016-12-12 06:08
looks like thorin predicted optic to win lul
2016-12-12 06:25
He actually said that OpTic was on the run of winning their second 250k$ plus tournament, the curse continue! Kappa ...or more or less a stupid joke because who tf had optic winning this tourny? LUL
2016-12-12 06:30
Thorin is so thin skinned, he always criticizes but refuses to take any criticism.
2016-12-12 12:41
No he said they have a chance to make back to back 250k plus tournament finals and they did.
2016-12-12 13:52
irony d0dde.
2016-12-12 16:47
Gj Astralis and always nice to see dupreeh topfragging
2016-12-12 06:35
expected.
2016-12-12 06:55
TSM is back
2016-12-12 07:14
Boring event. No BO3 in playoffS?
2016-12-12 08:13
yes, playoffs was BO3
2016-12-12 21:44
I wrote my sentence wrong, sorry! I meant no third map in these BO3s, because every match ended 2:0
2016-12-13 14:43
NO CHOKE? :D
2016-12-12 08:19
No choke :)
2016-12-12 09:54
karrigan was the problem
2016-12-12 08:26
rip choke
2016-12-12 08:45
Niiiiice boys finally the wait is over gj!
2016-12-12 08:46
karigan sitting there ...dammit bois...
2016-12-12 08:55
Kek, took them 1 year and 3 months to win something...
2016-12-12 09:09
MIXWELL IS SPEAKING ENGLISH? HE IS SPANISH ... THEY DONT SPEAK FOREIGN LANGUAGES
2016-12-12 09:18
Wow Astralis win something
2016-12-12 10:49
Astralis dezerve it nice job boyszzzz !!!
2016-12-12 11:34
no NaVi, NiP and VP, so ez for Astralis. I hope that they finally broke the curse :)
2016-12-12 13:34
congrats, they deserved it, teamplay is on point.
2016-12-12 13:35
250.000$ < 400.000$ :P
2016-12-12 15:06
lmao optic in the finals
2016-12-12 15:15
optic is probably pretty damn happy with that prize money they've earned with this event and eleague combined.
2016-12-12 16:14
fuckin finally, gj!
2016-12-12 17:31
deserved
2016-12-12 18:20
deserved, best CS GO team by now.
2016-12-12 19:48
Amazing how so many different teams are coming out on top every month.. unexpected as there is no longer a reigning dominating champion.
2016-12-14 08:25
Finally they won something this year. Device is legit top3 player in the world and Xyp9x is best support player right now.
2016-12-14 16:21
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