Astralis move past FaZe

After crushing FaZe 16-7 on Cobblestone, Astralis are the second team to get a 2-0 score at IEM Sydney's Swiss stage.

Although Nikola "NiKo" Kovač began Cobblestone with a triple-kill at the B bombsite, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth managed to clutch an 1v4 to guarantee the T-side pistol round for his team. After securing the following two rounds, Astralis went on to assure a 5-0 lead.

FaZe then won three in a row before Astralis almost pulled off a semi-buy. In the 10th round, Xyp9x nearly won an 1v3 with low hp, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen didn't let him and secured a 5-5 tie.


Astralis secure the 2-0 spot at IEM Sydney

With a fast A execution, the Danes assured one more round in their favor before FaZe tied the map once again. However, after winning three rounds in a row, it was Nicolai "device" Reedtz's team who won the first half with a 9-6 scoreline.

The second half started with a triple and a double-kill by Xyp9x and device, respectively. With successful anti-eco plays and gun rounds, Astralis kept increasing their lead. The Danish squad then continued their Counter-Terrorist trial in the following rounds and, although NiKo pulled off an 1v3 in the penultimate round, Astralis easily finished the map 16-7.

Matchpage
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3rd May 2017

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 20 - 20 0 83.5 1.06
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 11 - 20 -9 67.1 0.71
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 11 - 19 -8 53.8 0.70
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 10 - 19 -9 58.6 0.53
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 8 - 21 -13 56.3 0.46
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 28 - 9 +19 111.8 1.92
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 18 - 12 +6 85.9 1.36
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 18 - 11 +7 97.6 1.35
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 19 - 14 +5 79.3 1.26
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 16 - 14 +2 76.8 1.24

Here's how the IEM Sydney Swiss stage looks after Day 1's last match: 

2-0 1-1 0-2
Brazil SK North America OpTic China ViCi
Denmark Astralis
Denmark North Australia Renegades

Australia Chiefs


Europe FaZe
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 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
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
shox | 
Estonia Noverr 
ez
2017-05-03 14:54
bot allu
2017-05-03 14:55
#2
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
NA VETO
2017-05-03 14:55
ez for nikoko
2017-05-03 15:03
#5
Nepal OTAN 
FaZe is a joke
2017-05-03 14:55
#6
Russia adv1 
gg
2017-05-03 14:55
ez
2017-05-03 14:55
#8
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
ez
2017-05-03 14:55
#9
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Denmark sunDahl 
n1
2017-05-03 14:55
#10
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Finland gouca 
depressing to witness pro players not checking basic corners in 2017
2017-05-03 15:03
#12
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Xyp9x stop smurfing
2017-05-03 14:55
#13
DeadFox | 
Hungary RaZoM 
ez
2017-05-03 14:55
#16
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Other _ScorcH_ 
rip
2017-05-03 14:55
Gg
2017-05-03 14:55
#25
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Pretty straight forward. GGWP by the best team in the world.
2017-05-03 14:56
EZ GAME
2017-05-03 14:58
#31
zonic | 
Denmark KrynexCS 
very easy for astralis
2017-05-03 14:59
faze lost the moment they picked cobble banning inferno, banning train, picking worst map in the pool. great veto karrigan
2017-05-03 15:10
#43
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United States V1ruh 
Wtf cobble is the worst map for faze, what is karrigan thinking.
2017-05-03 15:40
#44
jOELZ | 
Korea Hunyango 
astralis revenge for faze's fluke on SL
2017-05-03 15:46
#47
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Germany Tunio 
XDDDD #FAZEDOWN #NIKOOVERRATED
2017-05-03 16:04
#49
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Russia R0MkAcsgo 
1v2 (1v4)
2017-05-03 16:23
The best team in the world.
2017-05-03 16:23
#51
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Liechtenstein Acey1337 
gla1ve > karrigan device > allu Xyp9x > rain Kjaerbye = k1oshima dupreeh < NiKo
2017-05-03 16:23
nice
2017-05-03 16:31
#54
United Kingdom Oxna 
FaZe need to pracc cbble and props to astralis for picking FaZe worst map for a chance to beat them
2017-05-03 16:34
#55
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Now SK will lose to Astralis, Faze and will be eliminated for Optic
2017-05-03 16:54
+1
2017-05-03 18:34
ez xyp
2017-05-03 18:16
Lol.. cobblestone? Why? FaZes permaban. I think this version of the team has never played it officially. And Astralis don't really play it either, but at least they have some record on it.
2017-05-03 18:45
#68
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
Now they do.
2017-05-03 21:45
#64
Denmark cyb1 
easy for Astralis vs FluKe
2017-05-03 18:55
What the shit? I was asleep when this match was on; can someone who watched it tell me what in God's name happened to FaZe?
2017-05-03 23:49
They are an inconsistent team. Astralis will win 2 times more titles than Faze will. Same thing with VP except VP is even more inconsistent. By consistency right now it should be AST, SK, Faze, North, ... VP (somewhere)
2017-05-04 04:24
#70
Australia DayV 
The real question is, who wants to see Chiefs win
2017-05-04 01:14
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