Astralis move past fnatic
Astralis have picked up their second victory at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 finals after edging past fnatic 16-13 in a hectic game on Mirage.
Starting out on the Terrorist side, Astralis took the pistol round while losing just one player, with fnatic hitting back in the following round. After a highly-contested period, fnatic won four rounds in a row and immediately put the Danes in danger of getting blown out.
Following a tactical pause, Astralis looked much livelier and won five rounds straight thanks to a series of strong A executes, with fnatic taking the final round courtesy of a timely kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist onto the bomb planter in the nick of time.
gla1ve's triple with the p250 turned the game around
Down 7-8, fnatic won the pistol round as Terrorist without losing a single man to restore parity at 8 rounds. They followed it up with both anti-ecos and also with the first gun round despite Nicolai "device" Reedtz getting three kills with the AWP.
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander then single-handedly rescued Astralis with three quick p250 kills in an eco round, which sparked a great run from the Danish lineup. fnatic would still muster the strength to get two more rounds, but Astralis regained control of proceedings and bagged three in a row en-route to a 16-13 finish.
PotM: Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's contribution was unparalleled, getting at least one frag in all but one of the 16 rounds Astralis won and picking up 7 opening kills.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||24 - 18||+6||92.0||1.32|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||22 - 14||+8||69.3||1.23|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||20 - 16||+4||74.6||1.17|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||21 - 18||+3||75.4||1.06|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||14 - 16||-2||65.7||0.91|
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||23 - 22||+1||81.7||1.16|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||20 - 19||+1||89.6||1.15|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||16 - 19||-3||66.3||0.85|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||10 - 21||-11||47.1||0.62|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||12 - 20||-8||48.1||0.62|
With day three in Kiev now behind us, here is how the Swiss stage is looking at the moment:
|Natus Vincere|| FaZe