AST, Immortals, & FaZe to playoffs

Astralis defeated FaZe 16-8 on Train, while Immortals beat fnatic 16-14 on Mirage in the last matches of Group A at IEM Katowice. Astralis, FaZe, and Immortals all have 4-1 records and will play tiebreaker games to decide the order of the group.

Astralis who had a 3-1 record before their last match in the group stage and FaZe who came into the match having won all four of their previous matches squared off on Train. The T-sided Astralis won the pistol round after Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's opening kill and followed it up with a crucial 2vs4 clutch in the first weapon round where Nicolai "device" Reedtz picked up a quad kill.

Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth clutched a 1vs2 against Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Håvard "rain" Nygaard to make it 5-0 and the clutch galore continued with a 2vs3 (6-0). The Danes started the game 10-0 and finished the half 11-4 ahead.


device's Astralis cruised to victory

Astralis won the second half pistol round with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's triple kill but lost the anti-eco, starting a three round FaZe streak. Astralis took control in their next buy round and won the game 16-8. With this result, both teams finished with 4-1 records, alongside Immortals, and tiebreaker games will decide the order of the first three teams.

Matchpage
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16
1st March 2017
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Train
16

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 25 - 11 +14 104.7 1.67
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 21 - 16 +5 101.6 1.42
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 18 - 13 +5 85.5 1.33
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 17 - 13 +4 58.5 1.03
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 10 - 20 -10 65.2 0.83
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 23 - 17 +6 92.5 1.27
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 17 - 19 -2 74.7 0.90
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 14 - 17 -3 77.2 0.85
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 12 - 21 -9 66.7 0.66
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 7 - 17 -10 42.8 0.43

The map was Mirage in the match between fnatic and Immortals and the Swedes who started on the CT-side won the first five rounds by only giving away one kill. Despite a round win, the Brazilians couldn't catch any momentum as fnatic extended their lead to 9-1.

Immortals won another round to make it 2-9 but fnatic didn't mess around, replying immediately. fnatic won almost every round cleanly, not letting Immortals get any kills and won the half 12-3.

A pistol round victory by fnatic which extended their lead to 13-3 seemed to seal the deal but Immortals fought back, picking up ten rounds in a row to tie the game at 13-13. Dennis "dennis" Edman and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer stepped up with double kills to make it 14-13. Immortals were able to complete the comeback and won the map 16-14.

Immortals improved their record to 4-1 after this match and will play tiebreaker games to decide the group order while fnatic will be packing their bags.

Matchpage
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1st March 2017
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Mirage
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 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 21 - 23 -2 93.9 1.03
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 21 - 23 -2 65.8 0.94
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 20 - 18 +2 58.5 0.93
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 14 - 23 -9 69.6 0.86
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 14 - 19 -5 47.4 0.76
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 25 - 17 +8 93.9 1.49
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 25 - 19 +6 98.4 1.27
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 21 - 17 +4 73.7 1.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 20 - 18 +2 71.6 1.02
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 15 - 19 -4 54.6 0.73

Meanwhile NiP defeated OpTic 16-13 on Inferno to get their only win in the tournament as both teams made their exit.

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1333
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
#1
hones | 
Czech Republic Zmetekcze 
that throw from fnatic tho
2017-03-01 21:42
#19
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Canada LongBaguette 
LUL
2017-03-01 21:42
LUL
2017-03-01 21:45
How do tiebreakers work?
2017-03-01 21:45
its with overtimes they said
2017-03-01 21:46
Thanks man
2017-03-01 21:47
fnatic is back Kappa
2017-03-01 21:47
#80
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Brazil RauleS 
+999999999999999999999999999
2017-03-01 21:53
lucas god
2017-03-02 07:33
#112
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Throw? Please don't spread untrue rumours...
2017-03-02 07:34
I Played basketball with Olof once he threw the ball to me really hard
2017-03-02 08:55
GOOD
2017-03-01 21:42
GG
2017-03-01 21:42
#5
Monkey | 
Poland vexq 
XD
2017-03-01 21:42
#6
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
immortals top 2 br. ez
2017-03-01 21:42
#92
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Brazil MiBrS2 
Mr obvious ?
2017-03-01 22:06
#7
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Denmark Madoodle 
ezpz
2017-03-01 21:42
yes
2017-03-01 21:42
hahahhaa
2017-03-01 21:42
sd;kjasda
2017-03-01 21:42
hhh
2017-03-01 21:42
#14
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
Gl to all teams!
2017-03-01 21:42
expected
2017-03-01 21:42
#16
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
goImt
2017-03-01 21:42
xD
2017-03-01 21:42
xd
2017-03-01 21:42
#22
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
GG
2017-03-01 21:42
n1
2017-03-01 21:42
#24
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Palestine hevCS 
bye fnatic
2017-03-01 21:43
#27
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Other _ScorcH_ 
ALLU where have you been on train vs AST?
2017-03-01 21:43
Immortals 16 x 14 Fnatic - EPIC game
2017-03-01 21:43
#29
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Denmark Itaga 
Faze can't do nothing with BOT allu
2017-03-01 21:43
nice bait
2017-03-01 22:13
n1
2017-03-01 21:43
fnatic... fucking seriously
2017-03-01 21:43
IMT top1 group ? WTF
2017-03-01 21:43
#34
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Brazil Nyaulex 
bye bye fnatic, naice tu miti u
2017-03-01 21:43
#35
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France StickyRice 
Tiebreaker games are useless, overall round difference should be the way to go. And it would shutdown pros thinking "a win is a win" like winning 16-14 is the same as winning 16-3.
2017-03-01 21:43
#51
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Germany Zaykor 
They only take matches against each other and their it was all tied. It is better this way than letting RD decide
2017-03-01 21:45
Not really. Faze was the better team in group A.
2017-03-01 21:47
#69
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Germany Zaykor 
not really
2017-03-01 21:49
#66
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France StickyRice 
Yeah but if the 3 teams are 1-1 on each other, the tourney organizers should look the overall round difference (looking at the round difference on those games between the 3 teams would give too much weight - it's my opinion - to those games when they also played 3 others teams). It should have some importance and be rewarded to be able to stomp the weaker teams, and close those games early (and not having to wait for the 28+th round to win those).
2017-03-01 21:48
#72
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Germany Zaykor 
A win is a win and that is what counts
2017-03-01 21:50
#79
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France StickyRice 
No. A team winning (let's say) every game 16-14 or on OT (and losing one game 2-16 for example, so that this team is 4wins 1loss) shouldn't be topping the group because that team won the head to head vs another team on a score of 16-14 when the other team won every game 16-3 or so. It's putting too much weight on that ONE game (the head to head) when both teams played 5 games.
2017-03-01 21:53
#67
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Pakistan ZakiKLnTNasir 
SHITEST LOGIC.
2017-03-01 21:49
#73
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France StickyRice 
In football when you play a championship (and playing 5 teams is sort of championship) at the end if both teams have the same number of points you look the goal difference (and if needed because the goal difference is identical, then you consider the number of goals scored, etc)
2017-03-01 21:51
#82
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Germany Zaykor 
football =/= Counterstrike
2017-03-01 21:56
#85
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France StickyRice 
#79 is my point of view on how head to head shouldn't be the number 1 tie breaker if both teams have the same number of wins (too much weight on that one game)
2017-03-01 21:57
absolutely agree, waste of time with tie break and make health players are going down, also the team's tactics will leak if they try to make more round in group stage, very bad system
2017-03-01 22:01
#115
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Denmark donfrankie 
When you have this format, MR3 is not the right way. 12+ hours of CS in a day is to much. Playing a 6 team group in one day is not the best way to go. A better way then going directly to MR3 would be. Just take out the games between the tied teams and first look at games won. If still tied, look at round difference in the games between the tied teams. If still tied, then look at round difference in all games. If still tied, then you could play MR3. Another thing they should change is that a win i regulation should give 3 point and in overtime the winner gets 2 points and the loser gets 1 point.
2017-03-02 10:39
#116
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France StickyRice 
Good idea on the 3 points for a win on regulation time, and 2/1 for a win/loss on overtime. Also the round difference in the games between the 3 teams is a way to tie break, but yeah if you consider the round difference between the 3 teams, i guess if it was a 2 way tie, then the H2H would be the tie breaker, and while i admit it would be a logical tiebreaker, i think it's "too short term" (sorry i cannot find the way to express my thought in english) and that one game shouldn't prevail over the overall round difference (that shows some consistency through the whole group, but as you said some of these ties wouldn't be ties anymore with 3 points for a win in regulation, vs only 2 for a win in overtime).
2017-03-02 11:12
#36
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Argentina NoRiskNoGain 
Bye bye fnatic haHAA
2017-03-01 21:43
#39
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
so ez for brazil, tomorrow SK will crush every1 FNATIC OUTPLAYED, NIP OUTDATED, SWEDISH CS ELIMINATED LUL
2017-03-01 21:44
"crush every1" LUL
2017-03-02 13:22
Meanwhile NiP defeated OpTic 16-13 on Inferno to get their only win in the tournament as both teams made their exit.
2017-03-01 21:44
fnatic is back they said xD
2017-03-01 21:44
#78
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Argentina NoRiskNoGain 
Kappa
2017-03-01 21:52
shame for fnatic but I'm happy their fanboys were silenced. fnatic fanboys are cancer. gg IMT
2017-03-01 21:45
I haven't met many of these "cancer fnatic fanboy's". Every team has cancer fanboy's but you have to deal with it. Btw I think fnatic did very well. They are coming back to their old form again. But they have to improve their game and make less mistakes
2017-03-02 07:31
how this system work wtf
2017-03-01 21:45
#47
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-01 21:45
Where are the topics saying shit about IMT/BR right now? There were like 100 of them lmao... "BR fans are annoying" get REKT you biased racists!
2017-03-01 21:45
Welcome to Sweden home of counter strike oh wait, both teams are out. youtube.com/watch?v=Rb9bsjL7wVU
2017-03-01 21:45
amazing teamplay by immortals, and nice try fnatic. GGwp
2017-03-01 21:46
Rest in peace fnatic #RunIMT
2017-03-01 21:46
#61
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Brazil rickz1996 
lets go IMMORLTALS !!!
2017-03-01 21:47
#64
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Brazil c0nt 
Go IMT! Very good comeback! IMT tier 1 confirmed.
2017-03-01 21:47
#68
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Brazil RauleS 
The SHITNATIC is back bois
2017-03-01 21:49
fnatic LUL
2017-03-01 21:51
tie-break will make 3 teams tired, also waste of time, really bad system works. try to apply football rules please
2017-03-01 21:53
WHO IS THE SEMI FINNALIST?
2017-03-01 21:51
Will be decided in OT with the 3 teams
2017-03-01 22:02
they will only play OT?
2017-03-01 22:03
Sweden cs is really dead who thought this day would come.. Instead of having viking mentally, Sweden has become a place of insecure choking artists. Lets go our communist government, drive our country to do the bottom. Muslim lovers.
2017-03-01 21:54
make the best possible team between godsent, fnatic and nip and sweden can be back on top again
2017-03-01 21:57
Fnatic played good. They only need their winning mentality back and then they will shine again
2017-03-02 07:34
Swedish cs in 2k17
2017-03-01 21:57
ez for BR secondary team >>> sweden #THECRYISFREE
2017-03-01 21:59
I are think that
2017-03-01 22:44
noobs
2017-03-01 22:02
#91
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Brazil rFM 
WHAT REKT FNATIC hahahahaha
2017-03-01 22:04
CHOKE FNATIC
2017-03-01 22:10
n1 FaZe and Immortals...
2017-03-01 22:15
RIP sweden
2017-03-01 22:16
Sweden CS in 2k17 lul
2017-03-01 22:19
#101
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
BRAZIL zil zil zl zil <3 We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-01 23:08
not really a fan of the round robin MR3 shenanigans, but i guess it helps with time constraints rather than playing 3 full matches and ending up with the same result
2017-03-01 23:25
no surprises for me. I only bet 1 # Astralis , 2 # FaZe :) Congratulations Brazil! :)
2017-03-01 23:26
#105
fnx | 
Brazil NextL 
GO IMT, AMAZING TEAM PLAY
2017-03-01 23:58
Great.
2017-03-02 06:39
#114
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Malaysia phyzell 
Good riddance for arrogant players =')
2017-03-02 09:30
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2017-03-05 21:32
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