Astralis defeat OpTic, go 1-1
Astralis defeated OpTic on Train after a tight match, with a 16-12 scoreline. The Danish team is now 1-1, while OpTic is one defeat away from elimination.
After losing the first two rounds, OpTic decided to go in for an early buy on the Terrorist side of Train and won three critical rounds in the row that allowed them to get the early lead and the economic advantage.
The North American team kept the pressure up, getting to a 6-2 lead before Nicolai "device" Reedtz picked up a hat trick of kills and clutched the 1v1 against Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas. Astralis managed to get a couple of rounds, making the score 6-5, but lost a 5v2 advantage in the following one to OpTic's duo William "RUSH" Wierzba and mixwell.
zonic hyping up Kjaerbye before the match
The Danes secured the last couple of rounds of the half to get a 8-7 lead only to lose the lead shortly after, when their A site pistol round rush got decimated by OpTic's defense.
Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's team won four rounds in a row, but the streak was broken by an Astralis B site hit which was opened up by device's AWP. That round seemed to have boosted the confidence of Astralis, who closed out the map 16-12 from the Terrorist side.
K - D
Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice
29 - 9
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh
25 - 20
Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye
19 - 15
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve
17 - 17
Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x
15 - 14
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