Astralis beat FaZe; win IEM Katowice

MIRAA
March 5th, 2017 23:51

Astralis came from behind to beat FaZe 3-1 and win the 2017 edition of IEM Katowice (9-16 on Cache, 16-12 on Overpass, 16-12 on Nuke and 16-13 on Inferno).

The series kicked off on FaZe's map pick, Cache, and at a frantic pace: after losing the pistol round, the European mixture won the force buy thanks to a triple kill from Håvard "rain" Nygaard, leaving Astralis with no money in the bank.

After a double eco, Astralis came close to getting their second round of the game, but Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Finn "karrigan" Andersen overturned a 2v4 situation as a B execute was threatening to turn sour.

Down 1-5, the Danish team finally managed to win a gun round thanks to a trio of kills from Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, but FaZe hit back right after following two stunning entry frags from rain in A. That trend would continue for quite some time as Astralis were unable to build on the few rounds they had in the half, with the scoreline blooming to a 10-3 advantage for FaZe before the Danes picked up the final two rounds of the half.


Astralis win their second big title of 2017 

Astralis carried their momentum into the second half and won the first three rounds to reduce the deficit to just 8-10. They came within touching distance of taking the first gun round but ultimately wasted a 3v1 advantage as karrigan pulled off a massive clutch.

That round swung the tide back in FaZe's favour, with the European mixture eventually hitting 14 rounds. A timeout called by Astralis instantly paid dividends as they brought FaZe's streak to an end, but the CTs would get the next two rounds to lock down the map, 16-9.

Map two, Overpass, began with Astralis taking the pistol round with an A execute thanks to Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's triple kill. The Danish team followed that up with the corresponding anti-ecos to increase their lead to 3-0, but FaZe got back into the game in gun play and restored parity at 3-3.

After losing the next two rounds, FaZe won an eco round with very little investment. That was the start of a great run from FaZe, who jumped out to an 8-5 lead. After calling a tactical pause to fix their issues, the Danes got a round on the board, but they were unable to bring the gap to a minimum as Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey clutched the final round with two quick M4A1 kills.


FaZe led the series after winning Cache, but could not go all the way

Astralis won the second pistol round and eventually reduced the gap to just one round, but a third-round buy from FaZe paid dividends and kept them in the lead. It looked like the European mixture had the game under control, but then dupreeh pulled off a sensational ace with the Desert Eagle out of nowhere. That eco round win inspired Astralis to go on a sensational run, winning six of the next seven rounds to take the map, 16-12, and equalise the series.

Map three, Nuke, was a complete blowout for most of the first half: Astralis jumped out to a commanding 7-1 lead on the CT side as FaZe struggled to break through the Danes' defence. With their backs against the wall, the European mixture called a tactical pause, and after that their offence finally came to life as they won four more rounds before the end of the half to keep themselves in the game.

Now playing on the CT side, FaZe picked up the first four rounds to bring the deficit to a minimum. The game then entered a highly-contested period as neither side could find a breakthrough, but all that changed when dupreeh won a 1v3 clutch to put his team on map point. With no money in the bank, there was nothing that FaZe could do to stop Astralis from taking the map and the lead in the series.


dupreeh rescued Astralis on both Overpass and Nuke

Next up was Inferno, where Astralis made a comeback with a force-buy after losing the initial pistol round. The Danish side continued amassing rounds and brought their lead to 5-1, but then FaZe tightened up their defence and closed out the half with a 9-6 lead following a great run that saw them win seven rounds in a row, the last of which courtesy of an AWP ace by Aleksi "allu" Jalli.

karrigan powered FaZe to win the pistol round on the Terrorist side with four kills, but they were unable to follow that up as they were caught off-guard by Astralis' A hold while on eco.

After getting their economy stabilised, FaZe claimed their 11th round of the game, but Astralis pulled one back immediately after, leaving the European mixture strapped for cash. Astralis extended their great run and eventually took the lead 13-11, with FaZe responding by taking two in a row on the back of a tactical pause.

With the score tied at 13-13, Astralis called a pause in a bid to halt FaZe's momentum, and, much to their relief, the move paid off as they won three rounds in a row en-route to a 16-13 finish.

Key moment: Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's Desert Eagle ace on Overpass. FaZe were up 11-9 and were looking to build up their economy, but the 23-year-old kept his team in the game with a stunning round, which would prove pivotal to Astralis' comeback.

PotM: In addition to the key round on Overpass, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen was also decisive on Nuke, where he won a 1v3 clutch in the final stages of the game. Even though he was not Astralis' statistically best player, he showed up when it mattered most, and his contribution cannot be overlooked.

Matchpage
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5th March 2017
16
Cache
9
12
Overpass
16
12
Nuke
16
13
Inferno
16

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 83 - 70 +13 75.7 1.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 70 - 66 +4 81.0 1.10
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 76 - 62 +14 75.2 1.09
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 77 - 74 +3 77.8 1.07
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 69 - 70 -1 70.3 1.02
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 80 - 80 0 90.7 1.15
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 76 - 69 +7 70.3 1.07
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 66 - 74 -8 68.8 0.96
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 62 - 77 -15 64.3 0.84
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 58 - 76 -18 57.4 0.81

IEM Katowice 2017 final standings:

1. - Denmark Astralis - $100,000
2. - Europe FaZe - $40,000
3-4. Brazil Immortals - $24,000
3-4. Denmark Heroic - $23,000
5-6. Denmark North - $13,000
5-6. CIS Natus Vincere - $13,000
7-8. Sweden fnatic - $7,000
7-8. Poland Virtus.pro - $7,000
9-10. United States Cloud9 - $5,000
9-10. Sweden NiP - $4,000
11-12. Brazil SK - $4,000
11-12. United States OpTic - $2,000

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1358
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1150
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1137
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
Finland Hep0 
gg
2017-03-05 23:53
#37
smooya | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
ez 4 dupreeh.dk
2017-03-05 23:52
to the stars!!
2017-03-05 23:52
Faze are good but Astralias is bestest
2017-03-05 23:57
9-10. NiP - $4,000 EASIEST 4k IN NINJAS' CAREER
2017-03-05 23:55
xyp9x mvp can confirm
2017-03-05 23:52
#84
smooya | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
that 5 deag by dup was the turning point
2017-03-05 23:53
xyp9x was consistent the entire event
2017-03-05 23:57
FaZe did well for their first big tournament with this LU. GG GZ to Astralis!
2017-03-05 23:53
#150
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Spite48 
BestDeagleInTheWorld.com nah tbh, that would be NiKo but still awesome
2017-03-06 00:18
Xyp9x the silent hero
2017-03-05 23:52
MVP this time :D
2017-03-06 01:34
i expected a 3-1 tbh but gg anyways
2017-03-05 23:52
ez for Australia niko choke in grand final last map expected
2017-03-05 23:52
still the highest ADR on the server?
2017-03-06 00:14
>last map niko is not from germany no need to fanboy lul
2017-03-06 00:19
lol so what
2017-03-06 01:18
Did you even see the map? He had so many Assists and the highest ADR in his team. Learn to read stats correctly
2017-03-06 11:01
ez Astralis
2017-03-05 23:51
EZ ASTRALIS TOP 1. COME AT ME FAZEEEE FANSS HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA.
2017-03-05 23:52
#112
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
New roster vs established roster and they still managed to win a map, pretty good considering the circumstances
2017-03-06 00:01
i like you.
2017-03-06 00:01
#180
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
Thanks, I like you too
2017-03-06 00:44
i like you more. make me sum donuts mate<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
2017-03-06 00:45
#224
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
Ez donuts coming up
2017-03-06 02:33
Dev1ce is sick tho :(
2017-03-09 19:59
+1
2017-03-06 08:46
cheats + old roster vs legit + new roster
2017-03-06 00:11
#251
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Croatia DYS7 
How much?
2017-03-06 07:27
legit? niko has 10 blatant aimlocks, kio cheated obviously on NV and KQLY-era
2017-03-06 10:42
#8
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United States MichaelRoss 
expected :)
2017-03-05 23:52
#9
SGM | 
United States Bigbobby10 
Rip God Allu
2017-03-05 23:51
Expected
2017-03-06 00:00
expected
2017-03-05 23:51
FaZe played out of their minds tho
2017-03-05 23:52
they can play better imhotbqhfam
2017-03-06 00:55
#14
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
Astralis played better and deserved. Faze fought very well. I hope faze will be solid top 5 team in future.
2017-03-05 23:54
deserved
2017-03-05 23:51
gz ast, nt faze
2017-03-05 23:52
EZ
2017-03-05 23:51
wp astralis, too bad faze couldn't take it to at least the 5th map
2017-03-05 23:52
luck
2017-03-05 23:52
#26
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Luxembourg daniel19 
Good job ! Nice performance from faze
2017-03-05 23:52
Astralis drengene, i er så f'ing gode! Dupreeh what a fucking ace, the time in Immenso is definetly behind you.. My God your a god.
2017-03-05 23:52
n1
2017-03-05 23:51
gg
2017-03-05 23:51
#32
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Norway zyxsaje 
gh
2017-03-05 23:51
#34
mimi | 
Portugal kokokokk 
haha
2017-03-05 23:51
RIP faze
2017-03-05 23:51
#36
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
nice
2017-03-05 23:51
Nice!!
2017-03-05 23:51
#39
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Canada Danielskow 
wp
2017-03-05 23:51
#40
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Poland Roni445 
gg
2017-03-05 23:51
rip niko
2017-03-05 23:51
#42
CIS sai_ 
gg
2017-03-05 23:51
was hoping for a faze upset win but gg
2017-03-05 23:51
#47
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
wp optic
2017-03-05 23:51
#48
CIS elps 
KEK
2017-03-05 23:51
ggwp
2017-03-05 23:51
#52
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Poland mamba99999 
7-8. Virtus.pro - $7,000 - SHAME !!!
2017-03-05 23:51
#53
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Paraguay mcraepy 
God Device!
2017-03-05 23:51
#54
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Norway evennikk 
gg
2017-03-05 23:51
gg
2017-03-05 23:51
faze tier2 kek
2017-03-05 23:52
#58
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
Gla1ve > Karrigan
2017-03-05 23:52
Allu ez carry
2017-03-05 23:52
#61
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Denmark RasmusseN 
WP FaZe, although Astralis outbeated them still wp with 3 days of practice.
2017-03-05 23:52
#RUNSKG kappa
2017-03-05 23:52
gg kjarbye was just too strong, and dupreeh with those clutches, oh god!
2017-03-05 23:52
#65
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Netherlands Krin 
LETS GOOOOOO, GG Astralis prove themself as the #1 team.
2017-03-05 23:52
#66
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Argentina roulettesoad 
ofc xpy9x and kjaerbye top fragging, fucking cheaters wh & aimlock always the same, when astralis seems to choke xyp9x made a clutch or opening kills with his wh (in this case was round 28º with his two opening kills BLINDED)
2017-03-05 23:52
#232
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World ZMDR 
WALLHACKS ON LAN LUL
2017-03-06 04:41
Hay argentinos tarados y despues venis vos , xyp9x y kjaerbye son unas bestias , deja de flashear VP Fanboy
2017-03-06 07:04
#68
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Denmark regnant 
biblethump
2017-03-05 23:52
#70
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United States No5712 
good series, no blowouts
2017-03-05 23:52
NO DEFUSE
2017-03-05 23:52
#72
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Finland Juvi 
-NiKo +oskar
2017-03-05 23:52
ez
2017-03-05 23:52
#74
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Worlds best teams does it again! Great performance in the final, the addition of gla1ve as been one of the best roster changes in the history of csgo. Congratulation guys! You deserve it
2017-03-05 23:52
banned
2017-03-06 10:38
11-12. SK - $4,000 LUL
2017-03-05 23:52
#77
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Denmark Nix0z 
GG brothers! Such a great performance! GG :)
2017-03-05 23:52
3-4. Immortals - $24,000 3-4. Heroic - $23,000 why?
2017-03-05 23:53
coz you smart, you loyal...
2017-03-05 23:54
Points
2017-03-05 23:54
Yeah what is that What points? Heroic was first in their group...
2017-03-06 00:03
Winning a b01 = $1,000.
2017-03-06 01:57
Immortals 4-1, Heroic 3-2. Better group stage result.
2017-03-06 07:26
ahhh ok tnx
2017-03-06 09:18
Immortals 4-1, Heroic 3-2. Better group stage result.
2017-03-06 07:27
#80
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Romania Tise 
Luckiest team that ever existed, hope their perfomance reached their peak and get back to the choking bots they used to be.
2017-03-05 23:53
#93
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
+1
2017-03-05 23:54
#141
2017-03-06 00:15
Butthurt no-scener xD
2017-03-06 00:16
#231
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World ZMDR 
cry
2017-03-06 04:40
But you bashed me that day when I spoke of na'vi luck lol...
2017-03-06 07:28
rip faze nice tournament
2017-03-05 23:53
Worlds best teams does it again! Great performance in the final, the addition of gla1ve as been one of the best roster changes in the history of csgo. Congratulation guys! You deserve it
2017-03-05 23:54
#207
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Australia Smrfy 
Just wait till we see how much impact the addition of NiKo can have over the next few months.
2017-03-06 01:24
In the next few months sure but as of now Astralis are the best team in the world.
2017-03-06 02:00
great game, was hoping for FaZe but astralis just has a too wide map pool.
2017-03-05 23:54
#89
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Portugal raaVz 
XYP9X MVP
2017-03-05 23:54
Why do immortals get 1k dollars more than Heroic?
2017-03-05 23:54
#102
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Czech Republic exi77 
Number of won maps
2017-03-05 23:56
#111
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Brazil hugoooo 
For the same reason SK won 1k dollars more than Heroic, and c9 got 1k more than NiP.
2017-03-06 00:01
Immortals 4-1, Heroic 3-2. Better group stage result.
2017-03-06 07:30
gg
2017-03-05 23:54
GJ Astralis <3
2017-03-05 23:54
So incredibly proud, of the danish counter-strike players. We are such as small country, and yet we won such a strongly stacked tournament. Just incredible This surely cant continue so well, important to enjoy it while it lasts
2017-03-05 23:54
did you copy this comment from somewhere else?
2017-03-06 00:15
Fake flagging senpai?
2017-03-06 07:31
Allu da real man! dupreeh and xyp9x was amazing tbh GG FaZe
2017-03-05 23:54
won only by 1v3 and deagle ace
2017-03-05 23:55
nope. won by winning a total of 48 rounds on three maps. winning a 1v3 and a deagle ace only gets you 2 rounds.
2017-03-06 00:16
not really. Astralis in those 2 moments was in big shit, if they dont get those insane fucking retarded rounds, faze at least ties or wins that map. I call luck bc ive never seen a 1v3 no armor clutch and no damage received, and that deagle ace is retarded, should have been a 16-11 for faze tbh...
2017-03-06 01:20
astralis was not in deep shit on nuke. they had a good chance of winning the map even if dupreeh had not clutched that situation
2017-03-06 01:22
I meant money wise, they would have ecod again after that, would have been 14-14 and faze was on ct. On overpass i think would have been 12-9 for faze if not for the ace of dupreeh which is totally retarded as ive never seen anything from him with the deagle...
2017-03-06 01:23
there was some luck involved in dupreehs ace, but you also gotta respect that it was equally skillful. some random LEM would never have gotten these kills. it comes with countless hours of practice and muscle memory.
2017-03-06 01:25
He is widely regarded as one of the best pistol players in the world..
2017-03-06 10:04
not really lmao, but keep thinking that
2017-03-06 21:23
Then you haven't been following. Dupreeh has always been very good with the deagle. Even casters have mentioned it many times before yesterday.
2017-03-06 13:36
I have watched a lot of games now for like 2 years, and i've never heard anyone talking about dupreeh his deagle. I hear kyearbye often, device sometimes
2017-03-06 21:25
luck is when you get a smoke-kill or a blind shot. in the 1v3 dupreeh played calm and collected and methodically took out his opponents. this was skill, not luck.
2017-03-06 01:23
You understand that a player winning a 1v3 is more the fault of the 3 than the skill of the 1 right?
2017-03-06 02:02
#286
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Denmark Ahandii89 
2017-03-06 12:23
#208
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Australia Smrfy 
When you don't understand economy lul
2017-03-06 01:25
i do understand CS economy, but that doesn't make my statement factually wrong :)
2017-03-06 01:25
Ifs buts coulda shoulda woulda
2017-03-06 07:32
Great performance by both teams, but Astralis is the best team atm.
2017-03-05 23:55
2017-03-05 23:55
FeelsGoodMan
2017-03-05 23:55
gg ez for the best team of all time
2017-03-05 23:56
Great match, but Astralis was better and deserved the victory. GGWP
2017-03-05 23:57
#107
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Brazil hugoooo 
Astralis won the last two maps heavily relied on three incredibly well played/timed plays that put FaZe on full eco out of nowhere. I think FaZe will eventually come back stronger than Astralis is right now.
2017-03-05 23:59
It's a sign of a top team when they have some "special" tactic saved for rounds that make opponent eco or would make your own team money fuk
2017-03-06 09:43
#113
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
gg wp
2017-03-06 00:01
#115
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Poland Marcines 
shame, would love to see faze winning final
2017-03-06 00:02
#118
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Finalists with only 4 days of practice with NiKo? That's quite an achievement. FaZe will grow with the experience of NiKo. Also karrigan needs to be less emotional and have a grip on his team when leading. Focus is the key to win.
2017-03-06 00:03
Thanks to the weird group stage format, the teams in the playoffs apart from astralis ad faze were a joke..
2017-03-06 07:33
#274
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Format was ok but taz was right. All group matches in one day were exhausting for players.
2017-03-06 10:23
#119
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Europe potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-06 00:04
#121
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GREAT WORK FROM JW AND CARRYMEISTER EZ WIN IEM KATOWICE 3Rd TIME IN A ROW FOR Fnat.... oh wait it's Astralis fak BUT FNATIC WILL WIN SL-I League 3 LOLOLOLO
2017-03-06 00:05
#122
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Brazil TheCryIsFree 
Another championship for Astralis that shoots the lead, meanwhile the SK Gaming only falling... falling... & falling.
2017-03-06 00:05
Give them time. Felps made some major mistakes in terms of positioning throughout the event, at times dying without putting out any damage. They will be back once they fix those things. Same goes for fnatic, except that they seem to be in denial.
2017-03-06 05:38
congratz
2017-03-06 00:05
#125
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Singapore repu1se 
Gl next time FaZe
2017-03-06 00:05
bot allu ?
2017-03-06 00:05
Sadly that cheating kid is still allowed to play after all these years
2017-03-06 00:06
Will be very easy when FaZe has strats.
2017-03-06 00:06
new mTw.dk era. Gratz
2017-03-06 00:07
#132
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Portugal Death_Hack 
ez 4 astralis. FaZeFangays thank you for ur money <3
2017-03-06 00:08
expected
2017-03-06 00:11
Closed the stream after Nuke thinking it was over was wondering why news post was taking so long. Missed Inferno like a retard.
2017-03-06 00:11
#136
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Hungary lemusz 
GG We are living in the Astralis era now, no doubt!
2017-03-06 00:12
#137
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Poland DzonPrice 
No single kind word to anyone, only saying about how best they are. You should know your value, but you can't be too confident in such things. Hope they will change their thinking.
2017-03-06 00:13
Wow..cs is ruined by the few people cheating their hats off. Kjaerby is cheating and it is very easy to see. why isnt organizers and tourney admins doing anything about this? Its fucked up.
2017-03-06 00:15
#141
2017-03-06 00:22
Ahh another pathetic hackusator who thinks cheating is isolated to a few players.
2017-03-06 02:04
You are the only pathetic out of us two. Fking american favelas. Kthxbye
2017-03-06 09:36
Just tell me when you have definitive proof that someone in the pro scene is cheating, speculation is pointless.
2017-03-06 13:16
#140
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Still waiting Kjaerbye to get banned
2017-03-06 00:15
u gonna keep waiting forever bud
2017-03-06 00:18
#141
2017-03-06 00:23
#162
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
kjaerbye most obvius cheater
2017-03-06 00:24
#145
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGWP to both teams and congrats to Astralis. Really really solid performance from FaZe, having under a week to practice with NiKo and reaching the final is nothing short of amazing. Also I think the score doesn't tell the whole story, last three maps were extremely close especially Overpass, I think FaZe could've taken it, wasn't it for dupreeh's deagle eco ace. Then at 2-0 it's a completely different story and mindset. Nonetheless I can't wait to see what FaZe brings up in the upcoming events with more practice. Definitely a top 5 team.
2017-03-06 00:16
#146
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Ukraine kalitajke 
Audi gaming
2017-03-06 00:16
undeserved
2017-03-06 00:18
god allu
2017-03-06 00:20
Gj Astralis . great teamplay and tactical depth. totally deserved.
2017-03-06 00:22
Cache: FaZe were simply better on that map. Overpass: A huge round from dupreeh helped Astralis win overpass – that map could have gone both ways, but dupreeh showed both luck and skill in that ace. Nuke: Astralis was clearly better on this map imho. Their CT side looked solid and so did their T side. A stupid ninja defuse that Astralis should not have let happened gave FaZe a glimmer of a hope however. Well done by Dupreeh to clutch the following 1v3. But I do think Astralis would have closed out this map anyway - they were looking good as T. Inferno: Close map, but ultimately deserved that Astralis took it. Overall, a very good final with some sick highlight moments, and the right winner.
2017-03-06 00:22
Are you trying to make a point there, little buddy?
2017-03-06 00:25
Are you trying to make a point there, little buddy?
2017-03-06 12:01
That made zero sense.
2017-03-06 12:32
So a ninja defuse is lucky but a 1v3 no armor lucky kills when karrigan totally whifs isnt lucky? Lmao dude, both overpass and nuke could have been won by Faze easily
2017-03-06 01:21
ok, i take it back. the ninja defuse was not lucky. and the 1v3 was also not lucky :) and i disagree. astralis was the better team on nuke
2017-03-06 01:28
That's it right? They could, but they didn't. Also how is smoking and sticking the defuse comparable to clutching a no armour 1v3? If karrigan whiffs, it's not bad luck, his aim sucks.
2017-03-06 05:39
if one of the 3 guys hit him even once, he would have been done with because of the aim punch. that's just bad and a bit unlucky play by faze, and great clutch of course by dupreeh. all these kids here with their "could have" "would have" "almost" "only 1 situation made this whole final". idiots
2017-03-06 08:24
#161
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Denmark clutchkongen 
and where are those Astralis haters at now? lul.
2017-03-06 00:24
#166
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Romania Tise 
Just enjoy it while it lasts. You scene will be back to being dominated soon enough, lul.
2017-03-06 00:28
by the sick sick romanian scene???
2017-03-06 00:31
#169
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Romania Tise 
Implying that I care whether or not my country has a scene. expected from Astralis fanboy.
2017-03-06 00:33
you care, you just don't wanna look like a loser. crawl back under your rock.
2017-03-06 00:35
#174
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Romania Tise 
You see, not all people are Biased towards a team that has the same nationality as themselves. I just enjoy high tier CS. Well except high tier Danish CS since I can't stand K0nfig,Kjaerbye, Glaive and Device.
2017-03-06 00:40
and why can't you stand these players? not gonna take u seriously if you in any way base that judgment on how they look
2017-03-06 00:42
#179
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Romania Tise 
I can't stand these players because their playstyle is annoying to watch, paricularly Device who keeps choking when it matters the most and K0nfig who is a smug cunt.
2017-03-06 00:44
how is k0nfig's smugness expressed in his playing style? you forgot to mention why you dislike kjaerbye and gla1ve's playing styles.
2017-03-06 00:46
#187
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Romania Tise 
Overpeeks, tries to knife opponents and sometimes costs their team some rounds. Gla1ve's is like a reverse stewie2k. Instead of going through the smoke (hit or miss strat) he hides behind it and he either: -Finds a good angle to hold behind the smoke(though I don't find this trait annoying but actually really smart) -Or headshots through smoke Kjaerbye? I seem to get a bit of nausea while watching through his perspective. Motion sickness, I suppose.
2017-03-06 00:52
so you don't like k0nfig because he has a flashy playing style. then i must assume you also dislike players like JW and s1mple right? (just to make sure) on the other hand you don't like gla1ve's style because it's not flashy enough? hmm haha, you're pretty sensitive if you get motion sickness or anything remotely close from looking at kjaerbye's play. then tbh you should not be watching CS at all. lots of stuff happening at the same time, might be a bit much for you ;)
2017-03-06 00:55
#194
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Romania Tise 
Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm game for flashy plays but it's kinda suicidal when you go for plays like that on match point or on 29'th round. What I don't like about gla1ve's strat is that sometimes it's so bullshit when he Headshots 2 or more people through a smoke while prefiring. Makes me think he got lucky when he nailed those shots (while I'm salty when it happens to teams that I support) while in fact it was all because of his game sense. Oh, don't worry about it. I used to play a lot of Quake and seemed to be fine with it. Kjaerbye just happpens to shake his crosshair so frequently that I seem to not be able to follow the action while in his perspective. (Same thing with Stew)
2017-03-06 01:04
I only know of a single situation where k0nfig went for a knife in a very important round. He may be taking risks, but these are risks that often pay off. He would not be nearly as impactful if the team put a leash on him. And yes, I know he could be better and not peek in important situations etc., but that kind of frantic energy is also what gets him lots of frags. Your reason for disliking gla1ve is a bit weak imo. Seems like you're actually on board with his playing style, but just don't like lucky smoke-shots as a concept. Fair enough on Kjaerbye, if it really distracts you – but is that really reason enough to actively dislike him as a player? :D
2017-03-06 01:10
#200
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Romania Tise 
Hmm, I guess not. They're alright now that I think about it. I used to think that Kjaerbye was being cocky with his tweet after winning the major but eventually disregarded as a poor choice of words due to exhaustion and joy. But hey, even if they were cocky, I figured that it's their right to be since they've prooved that they are the best team at the moment. I guess I'll have to take it up the ass and move on everytime this happens.
2017-03-06 01:19
That is single handedly the most self insightful statement ever to be written on HLTV if not on the entire internet! WP gentleman! I now like Romania and Romanian people just because of you :D <3 Have a nice evening :)
2017-03-09 22:06
Coz he is a closet na'vi fan. Ignore.
2017-03-06 05:34
#312
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Romania Tise 
Closet navi fan. KEK, nt. I indeed am a Na'Vi fan. What's the matter? You're so mad at me that you need to reply to every comment I make ? :>
2017-03-09 23:26
#167
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Denmark clutchkongen 
:)
2017-03-06 00:30
and we need wait a fucking month for starladder eh
2017-03-06 00:35
#211
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Australia Smrfy 
The breaks make it more exciting. Also means teams are refreshed and have new plays to use.
2017-03-06 01:26
#177
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France StickyRice 
From almost 2-0 (if they hadn't lost both pistols or lost to Dupreeh's deagle) to 1-3 :/
2017-03-06 00:43
Typo at the very end: "Even thought he was not Astralis' statistically best player, he showed up when it mattered most, and his contribution cannot be overlooked."
2017-03-06 00:43
merci!
2017-03-06 00:50
<3
2017-03-06 00:54
#184
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Denmark silfize 
wp
2017-03-06 00:50
#185
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United Kingdom FAPPY17 
#tothestars
2017-03-06 00:52
#186
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Greece her-1g 
Astralis deffo top1 and faze deffo top5 with niko
2017-03-06 00:52
#191
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World charuteiro 
Device top 1# and popeye top 2# 2k17 hltv ranking confirmed.
2017-03-06 00:59
It seems that only Brazilians teams can top the Danish scene at the moment
2017-03-06 01:01
+1 brazilians are def. danish cryptonite atm
2017-03-06 01:11
sorry but i hate astralis
2017-03-06 01:02
#196
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Brazil Gunzel 
dupreeh just save asstralis ass
2017-03-06 01:11
#198
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
prizepool sucks..
2017-03-06 01:11
Immortals get 1k more than Heroic wtf?
2017-03-06 01:37
#219
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Sweden MandaleMecha 
100k only ? wtf sucks
2017-03-06 02:02
Expected
2017-03-06 02:13
wat???
2017-03-06 03:46
#227
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Denmark LnDcsgo 
When exp turns in. Strong plays from astralis, dno how ppl was expecting FaZe to win bo5?
2017-03-06 03:49
If Immortals and Heroic both placed 3rd-4th, then how come Immortals gets $24,000 and Heroic only gets $23,000? Or was it just a typo (at the time of my post)? I was just a little confused that's all lol, was wondering why 2 teams who placed the same got different payouts. The same issue goes for Cloud 9 / NiP and SK / Optic.
2017-03-06 04:13
Immortals 4-1 and heroic 3-2 maybe :P
2017-03-06 05:03
Optic 0-5, sk 2-3 Group stage results
2017-03-06 05:24
Ah okay makes perfect sense, thanks!
2017-03-06 06:18
Number of games won in the tournament.
2017-03-06 05:47
Makes sense, I'm just used to other tournaments handing out the same prize money for the same placings I guess haha.
2017-03-06 06:25
This makes more sense though, since this had a league group stage. Other events have gsl, so all teams havethat get eliminated have identical results.
2017-03-06 07:35
they gave the same prize money for the placement, but this tournament had an additional prize of $1000 for every won match
2017-03-06 09:20
Niko could have been placing on the podium for the last year. Thank god he's not in contract purgatory anymore
2017-03-06 04:29
Why are obamas so mad? NiKo won a major with mouz. Won 0 majors with FaZe. gg.
2017-03-06 12:05
That's probably the worst bait I've seen in a really long time.
2017-03-06 14:19
#297
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Norway apx- 
Mouz have never won a major lol. I don't think they even have played a quarterfinal in a major.
2017-03-06 16:17
Expected as fuck. No challengers thanks to the shitty group stage format... Playoffs were 1 sided rekt fests... Final was good but could have been better.
2017-03-06 05:05
#243
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Iceland fatboislim 
what was wrong with the format?
2017-03-06 06:23
You know what I'm talking about. We would not see heroic and probably North in the playoffs if it were a gsl system.. I mean heroic did play good, but teams like immortals North na'vi have failed in bo3 almost everytime recently and this time was no different... 0-2 scores in playoffs just shows that.
2017-03-06 07:36
#298
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Iceland fatboislim 
a ''better'' team losing one bo1 i understand and maybe two. But if a ''better'' team loses 3 out of 5 bo1's, then clearly they don't deserve a spot in the playoffs.
2017-03-06 16:33
Shame faze didnt win... Was really looking for niko & kio wrecking
2017-03-06 05:08
Yeah, but for practicing together for what, less than a week, they did pretty amazing. They're all nutty individuals, and I especially saw karrigan step up a bit. I don't give the guy enough credit to be honest, but when he has to he can be a decent AWPer.
2017-03-06 06:37
kjaerbye had aimlock, ggs.
2017-03-06 06:30
#247
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Luxembourg alex24 
come to me BR and CIS haters :)
2017-03-06 06:52
The danish eat wienebrööö all day long, nasty MF
2017-03-06 07:05
Great! Wow....
2017-03-06 07:44
Please no more b05 finals. Almost six hours is way too much.
2017-03-06 08:49
just remove bot allu always missing shots and bottom fragging!!!11111
2017-03-06 08:50
This meme getting old :>
2017-03-06 08:57
bot allu?? I aren't think that
2017-03-06 09:19
look at stats you little meme
2017-03-06 12:10
sry i forgot " "
2017-03-06 12:21
kjaerbye hax ITS OBVIOUS. WHERE IS KASPR? ?!?1?!??!?!?1
2017-03-06 10:08
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey 62-77 -15 64.3 0.83 Forever the problem.
2017-03-06 10:39
#281
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
9-10. Cloud9 - $5,000 9-10. NiP - $4,000 11-12. SK - $4,000 11-12. OpTic - $2,000 why C9/SK got more $ than NIP/OpTic, both 9-10/11-12
2017-03-06 11:50
#290
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Finland SininenMF 
I think its about the points from the group stages. Cloud 9 and SK both won two matches, NiP won one and Optic lost all their matches
2017-03-06 13:06
#300
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i see, thanks =]
2017-03-06 17:16
The prize would increase $1,000 for each win, if I'm not mistaken... So SK won $2,000 from placing 11-12 and +$2,000 from 2 wins. Cloud9 won $3,000 from placing 9-10 and +$2,000 from 2 wins, and NiP only got 1 win
2017-03-06 13:08
#299
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i see, thanks =]
2017-03-06 17:15
kek nice stats mr best player device kek
2017-03-06 12:49
#289
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Brazil rickz1996 
wp astralis.
2017-03-06 13:05
CRISP CLEAN AIMLOCK BOIS
2017-03-06 13:09
#301
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
Expected! Deservedly TOP-1 in the world!
2017-03-06 17:37
#307
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
Give Faze more time and they woulda kicked Astralis' ass... Faze won easy 1st map and the other maps were tight. I like the new FaZe team. SO MUCH potential. Keepo!
2017-03-07 10:21
#308
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
The main reason they lost actually, is KioShiMa died too early each round. He got entrykilled all the time - PLUS, Rain wasn't in his ordinary shape. If these 2 factors were fixed I think FaZe would've bombed Astralis hard. allu stepped it up very well, NiKo is always beasting, karrigan is stable although the stats are showing something else, but he did great job... Rain, I wish'd to see him shine more. Maybe it's the new setups that needs some practice or he needs other setup. While kio, play more smart. Take less "risks". It didn't pay off that well.
2017-03-07 10:24
Why are you all so incredibly fucking retarded.. Do you really believe they're actually cheating... God.. Fucking imbeciles t.t
2017-03-12 19:38
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