Astralis defeat G2, go 2-1

Astralis recorded a dominant win over G2 on Train(16-5) to go 2-1 and are now one win away from the ELEAGUE Major playoffs.

Richard "shox" Papillon played a crucial role in G2 picking up the pistol as he pushed ivy to gain information and allowed his team to stack the B bombsite, but Astralis replied with a force buy win straight away, and took the early lead.

G2 won their second Counter Terrorist round by shox picking up a quad kill on the A site, but were left in tatters as Astralis clutched a 3v5 on A and a 2v4 on B to make it 7-2 for the Danes.

Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander was the main man for Astralis and he proved that again in the 12th round when he managed to clutch a 1v2 from a very unlikely situation - after grabbing the bomb on T spawn with 17 seconds to go and with low HP.

Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro stopped Astralis' B site push two times in the row to get G2 to four rounds, but the Frenchmen were unable to close out another advantageous situation in the last round, finishing the half 11-4 down.


gla1ve secured Astralis a lot of key rounds

After winning the Counter-Terrorist pistol round and shutting out G2 on the first buy round, Astralis quickly closed out the match with a 16-5 scoreline.

Matchpage
16
5
24th January 2017
France
16
Train
5

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 27 - 9 +18 121.3 2.02
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 16 - 11 +5 80.0 1.40
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 17 - 8 +9 74.5 1.38
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 14 - 14 0 100.3 1.37
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 16 - 13 +3 71.0 1.19
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 17 - 18 -1 92.5 1.04
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 13 - 18 -5 59.3 0.70
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 12 - 19 -7 70.2 0.70
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 9 - 17 -8 45.9 0.54
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 4 - 18 -14 56.2 0.39

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France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
G2 surely had some balls to not ban train against Astralis and that resulted such loss and to be honest they deserved losing if you can't clutch such rounds on a major, you should lose and go back home. Shuffle is only thing can save french scene as I said rather than having 2 mediocre teams on top level, they should have 1 good team, soon we will get it but real question is will they able to succeed? On the other side, should Astralis start hyping for playoffs or will we see another surprising loses from them?
2017-01-24 21:57
ez astralis
2017-01-24 21:57
G2 surely had some balls to not ban train against Astralis and that resulted such loss and to be honest they deserved losing if you can't clutch such rounds on a major, you should lose and go back home. Shuffle is only thing can save french scene as I said rather than having 2 mediocre teams on top level, they should have 1 good team, soon we will get it but real question is will they able to succeed? On the other side, should Astralis start hyping for playoffs or will we see another surprising loses from them?
2017-01-24 21:58
#49
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
nice name
2017-01-24 22:02
#41
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North America 123456789012a 
G2 surely had some balls to not ban train against Astralis and that resulted such loss and to be honest they deserved losing if you can't clutch such rounds on a major, you should lose and go back home. Shuffle is only thing can save french scene as I said rather than having 2 mediocre teams on top level, they should have 1 good team, soon we will get it but real question is will they able to succeed? On the other side, should Astralis start hyping for playoffs or will we see another surprising loses from them?
2017-01-24 21:59
#21
Finland Tekh 
expected
2017-01-24 21:57
4-18
2017-01-24 21:58
#45
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Brunei Lieenzito 
BotZZZzzz
2017-01-24 22:00
#2
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Italy maoLLen 
Well played by Astralis. Gl.
2017-01-24 21:57
#3
Slovakia lejtR 
astralis to the stars
2017-01-24 21:57
gz
2017-01-24 21:57
#13
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2017-01-24 21:57
lul
2017-01-24 21:57
#22
rain | 
Turkey unRetired 
Gg
2017-01-24 21:57
lmao shox is so bad :))
2017-01-24 21:57
EZ
2017-01-24 21:57
smithzz hahahaha
2017-01-24 21:57
Lul
2017-01-24 21:57
0.28 lul
2017-01-24 21:58
#32
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
i knew it. ez bet on astralis but nt g2
2017-01-24 21:58
#33
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Denmark Nix0z 
Astralis defeat G2? Defeat?.. They owned g2.
2017-01-24 21:58
Admins trying to not sound like they are biased xD
2017-01-24 22:44
#35
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Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
EZ ASTRALIS
2017-01-24 21:58
#36
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Poland mamba99999 
unexpected and not wanted.
2017-01-24 21:58
#37
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
Are they out?
2017-01-24 21:58
#39
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Nah, they need 1 more match to go through or 1 to lose in the case of g2 (They still can win 2 in a row and continue)
2017-01-24 21:59
#42
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
ty :)
2017-01-24 21:59
-BOTSmitZ
2017-01-24 21:59
Pls don't ever use this format again, it is unnecessary long.
2017-01-24 21:59
#44
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Godlike performance by Gla1ve! Looking good again after the first game shock!
2017-01-24 21:59
hi :3
2017-01-24 22:00
#48
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Norway insy 
Bot glaive and god smithzz
2017-01-24 22:01
map randomizer is shit
2017-01-24 22:17
#51
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Portugal dracø 
smithz's is on his usual level, but scream is completely out of this tournament. He took the shuffle stuff to heart. Glaive had the game of a life time, so..much..impact...
2017-01-24 22:30
#52
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Damn, G2... NotLikeThis
2017-01-24 22:37
#54
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Indonesia de_insertion 
Calling it rn if gambit will face against astralis 2-2 but other teams 3-1 astralis passes
2017-01-24 22:46
Swiss rules said that the team cant face each other for twice
2017-01-25 00:34
#57
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Indonesia de_insertion 
Gambit didnt played with astralis wtf
2017-01-25 00:37
#55
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
Bot Smithzz strikes again
2017-01-24 23:15
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