Astralis over SK; to playoffs

After defeating SK 16-11 on Train, Astralis became another name locked in for the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals playoffs.

Astralis and SK began Train by exchanging the first six rounds evenly with the Brazilians getting a 3-0 lead after cleanly winning the pistol round as CT while Nicolai "device" Reedtz's side picked up the first two gunrounds.

The next four rounds went back and forth, as Astralis won two gunrounds and SK replied to each with a forcebuy win, including one where João "felps" Vasconcellos got three kills.

From there on, the half was firmly in the hands of Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad, who got all of the remaining rounds for 10-5.


Astralis move on to quarter-finals

Astralis clinched the second pistol round with ease and soon made the score even again at 10-10, retaking a tight 2v2 on the A bombsite in the first gunround. SK then switched things up and went to B to get their first round as Terrorists on the board.

The Danes decimated SK's economy when Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth defended B on his own with four kills, giving Astralis a 13-11 lead. Once the next two rounds were exchanged once more, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and company had the economic advantage to finish off the match at 16-12.

PotM: Nicolai "device" Reedtz takes the Player of the Match award thanks to contributing in all 16 rounds Astralis won with a 20-2 score in the round wins as well as eight multi-kills overall.

Matchpage
16
12
7th April 2017
Brazil
16
Train
12

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 25 - 16 +9 103.3 1.47
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 26 - 14 +12 87.5 1.42
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 23 - 16 +7 84.7 1.33
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 17 - 17 0 71.3 1.00
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 12 - 21 -9 48.2 0.58
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 20 - 20 0 70.9 1.03
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 15 - 18 -3 62.4 0.99
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 16 - 19 -3 59.1 0.82
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 18 - 24 -6 76.3 0.76
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 14 - 22 -8 62.9 0.72

With the fourth round coming to a close and only three group matches remaining, the standings are the following:

Qualified 2W-2L Eliminated
CIS Natus Vincere (3-0)  Brazil Immortals  China TYLOO (0-3)
France G2 (3-0) United States CLG China UYA (0-3)
Denmark North (3-1) Sweden fnatic
Korea MVP Project (1-3)
Europe HellRaisers (3-1) Europe FaZe
Kazakhstan Gambit (1-3)
Denmark Astralis (3-1) Sweden NiP Poland Virtus.pro (1-3)
  Brazil SK  
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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 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
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
#2
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Brazil Atok 
sad
2017-04-07 17:13
#4
Finland eelz 
nice game, gg astralis
2017-04-07 17:13
#5
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Hungary PURE_JOJ 
Excited to see the playoffs!
2017-04-07 17:13
nice!
2017-04-07 17:13
ggs astralis
2017-04-07 17:13
EZ!
2017-04-07 17:13
#10
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Asia bossen1 
ez
2017-04-07 17:13
#12
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United States VerySmartGuy 
nice
2017-04-07 17:13
o.o
2017-04-07 17:13
#17
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Norway Levanger 
Easy win
2017-04-07 17:13
gj
2017-04-07 17:13
ez 4 fnatic!
2017-04-07 17:13
#21
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2 
ez for astralis
2017-04-07 17:13
#23
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Israel Netanyahu 
GG
2017-04-07 17:13
#24
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Sweden 133665 
ez
2017-04-07 17:13
#40
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Sweden 133665 
16-12 btw not 16-11 muck fonkeys
2017-04-07 17:15
#28
eneshan | 
Poland [P]iku 
Immortals vs CLG inc
2017-04-07 17:13
Astralis doing gods work to keep luckers out of the playoffs <3
2017-04-07 17:13
But format is so bad that some teams get to play only asians and make it to playoffs.
2017-04-07 17:15
NiP vs SK FaZe vs Immortals fnatic vs CLG
2017-04-07 17:13
#31
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Malaysia monsteray 
typo 16-12
2017-04-07 17:13
#32
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Europe Vallon 
-FalleN +fnx
2017-04-07 17:14
Casters call SK tactically strong team. What tactics kek
2017-04-07 17:14
#35
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Hm, so that means CLG vs NiP, fnatic vs FaZe and SK vs Immortals most likely, can't wait tbh.
2017-04-07 17:15
#51
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Gg
2017-04-07 17:21
#52
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
I tried my best :c
2017-04-07 17:22
#36
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China TylootoMajor 
16-11 or 16-12
2017-04-07 17:15
#41
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
It was 12, just a slight typo
2017-04-07 17:15
#39
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Brazil rickz1996 
fuckkkk... gg wp astralis
2017-04-07 17:15
#42
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Cry
2017-04-07 17:16
SK and VP going out of groups again lul like in katowice
2017-04-07 17:17
#44
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Netherlands Legendarycrab 
byebye BRA71L
2017-04-07 17:18
#54
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Impressive play by the danes! So they beat SK 5 times out of 6 maps. Thats pretty awesome! Hope they can take the 4th event in a row, that takes us back to the Fnatic era to find such dominance
2017-04-07 17:24
finals vs clg ez win
2017-04-07 17:29
#57
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Australia USTlLO 
Lul choke in semis inc
2017-04-07 17:31
#59
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
:*
2017-04-07 19:27
Mby for North, not for Astralis
2017-04-08 03:49
#58
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
>lose against NORTH >dominance pick one
2017-04-07 17:43
#61
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
This format is really shitty and more luck-based than not. Anyone can cruise to playoffs vs crap teams and bo1's.
2017-04-07 20:44
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