Astralis beat Immortals in overtime

eZlo
July 17th, 2017 00:30

Astralis have picked up their first victory at PGL Major Krakow following a 19-17 win over Immortals on Overpass.

The last match of the day started with the Brazilian side picking up the pistol round with an A execution as Terrorists. Astralis could not do much in the eco rounds, but after buying up they managed to equalise the score.

Immortals kept falling short against by their opponents' strats, forcing them to call for a tactical pause after losing their fifth round in a row. Despite not being able to grab the following one thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander, the Brazilians halted their opponents' momentum with a three-round streak to bring the scoreline to a 6-6 stalemate. Still, it was Astralis who got the lead before switching sides as they won the last final rounds of the first half.

gla1ve and co. managed to close out the game in overtime

Now as Counter-Terrorists, Nicolai "device" Reedtz and co. easily got out to a 12-6 lead after winning the pistol round and the corresponding anti-ecos. Then, Immortals won the first full gun round thanks to a triple-kill from Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe with the AWP in a retake situation, inspiring his team to reduce the deficit to 9-12 and to break Astralis' economy.

Despite winning the next two rounds, the first of which armed with nothing but pistols, the Danish fivemen would lose to a semi-buy as well, with Henrique "HEN1" Teles stepping up for his team with a trio of kills with a Scout. From that point, Immortals took control of the game and eventually reached match point with a six-round streak. However, Astralis managed to finally break through their opponents' defence to take the game to overtime.

The first half of overtime ended with Immortals securing a 2-1 advantage, with Astralis' round coming on the back of a triple-kill from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen. The Danes then put up a flawless CT display to secure a hard-fought victory.

PGL Major Krakow 2017Best of 1
Matchpage
19
17
16th July 2017
19
Overpass
17
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 32 - 23 +9 95.7 1.41
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 31 - 22 +9 86.8 1.34
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 24 - 21 +3 66.8 1.19
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 19 - 24 -5 56.4 0.87
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 18 - 25 -7 67.6 0.83
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 28 - 27 +1 97.6 1.24
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 27 - 25 +2 77.0 1.06
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 24 - 28 -4 82.9 0.94
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 20 - 22 -2 60.1 0.92
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 16 - 22 -6 51.4 0.78

With Day 1 now over, here's how the Swiss group stage looks:

1-0
Kazakhstan Gambit Sweden fnatic
Poland Virtus.pro Brazil SK
Germany BIG United States Cloud9
France G2 Denmark Astralis
0-1
Europe mousesports CIS FlipSid3
Russia Vega Squadron
Europe PENTA
Europe FaZe Denmark North
CIS Natus Vincere
Brazil Immortals
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.18
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
464
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.12
ez
2017-07-17 00:35
#9
 | 
Sweden Yung_Leann 
when Astralis start losing rounds you can bet that there will be a "tech" pause, it was like what? 3 or 5 tech pauses from them lol xDD
2017-07-17 00:36
No communication is allowed during tech pauses though
2017-07-17 00:50
#41
 | 
Sweden Yung_Leann 
its to break the other team momentum tho, every time that Immortals put some rounds together Astralis would call for a tech pause, i expected Astralis to stomp IMM but that was shady as fuck by Astralis.
2017-07-17 00:52
I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that... Simply unfair.
2017-07-17 00:59
Do some collection of these moments and show me, would love to see them. And it makes more sense when you remember that immortals is a very emotional team. Ps. Didn't actually watch most of the match
2017-07-17 01:03
or maybe something was actually wrong, all these conspiracy theories..
2017-07-17 05:18
#2
HEN1 | 
Russia feathern 
haha device is bad
2017-07-17 00:36
#3
 | 
Poland gujas 
wow
2017-07-17 00:35
#4
Belgium kLp^ 
gg
2017-07-17 00:35
#5
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
<3
2017-07-17 00:36
rip stream
2017-07-17 00:36
luck
2017-07-17 00:36
#15
 | 
Russia superknyaz 
that was close
2017-07-17 00:36
#16
 | 
Saudi Arabia a1z 
gla1ve just had it in there :)!
2017-07-17 00:36
#18
 | 
Brazil rAAz13 
god dupreeh
2017-07-17 00:36
Nice stream
2017-07-17 00:37
as always Astralis winning using the same timeout strategy bullshit. But yeah, I couldn't expect something different coming from them
2017-07-17 00:37
#25
 | 
Brazil conradosu 
obviously that astralis won, ggwp but suffocating against a tier 2 team, i didn't expected that
2017-07-17 00:38
#35
zonic | 
Brazil cyb1 
All teams within the top10 can win against eachother right now.
2017-07-17 00:44
#36
 | 
Brazil conradosu 
yep, you're right but i was expecting a lot more from astralis since they have saving strats for months
2017-07-17 00:46
#46
zonic | 
Brazil cyb1 
yea Astralis was not very convincing, maybe the map idk.
2017-07-17 01:16
It's their best map lul
2017-07-17 02:11
#51
 | 
Brazil conradosu 
lol seriously?
2017-07-17 03:07
sk was suffering against penta and could have lost that game, and penta is without doubt weaker than immortals.
2017-07-17 05:22
#55
 | 
Brazil conradosu 
why are you guys talking about sk? idk and no, 16-13 its a normal score now a 19-17.... this is a suffering
2017-07-17 05:28
16-13 is a normal score, but a very close score. and sk was up 10-0 at one point. on paper sk should have won that game 16-5ish.
2017-07-17 05:30
#57
 | 
Brazil conradosu 
yep +1
2017-07-17 05:31
I honestly think that these "TECH PAUSES" need to be more clear for the viewers. At least on majors and 250k tournaments, there should be a rule where they should write on the screen exactly why the tech pause was needed and what is happening. Also, booths should be obligatory, along with not wearing caps. All these fishy situations need to stop, make it 100% transparent for the fans.
2017-07-17 00:39
+1
2017-07-17 06:22
+100000
2017-07-17 07:08
#64
 | 
Argentina LeKnox 
+1
2017-07-17 08:48
+1 ... so annoying
2017-07-17 11:10
#30
 | 
Russia G0A1L 
nt:( It was a 1 lucky moment on 15:14:((((
2017-07-17 00:40
That OT was so fishy ...
2017-07-17 00:40
#32
 | 
United Kingdom klewzin 
IMT starts to get a round streak what do we do? TECH ISSUES! They were like 3 or 4 on this game? Plus tactical timeout off course! Astralis is a sad sad team lmfao...
2017-07-17 00:41
#33
 | 
Albania EbToxTS 
easiest prediction of my life KAppa
2017-07-17 00:42
#34
 | 
Brazil chococaine 
imt cant win in OT weak mentality
2017-07-17 00:43
PGL trust level is close to none. WP Immortals, if wasn't the tech issues always happening in crucial moments (like the screens shitty in IMT win streak) i think it would be totally possible. Edit: I miss ELEAGUE, MLG and ESL. No more PGL, please
2017-07-17 00:51
If Astralis suffered to win a very fishy OT against Immortals, then they no chance to win a BO3 against SK. And I also think they might lose to Faze.
2017-07-17 01:51
#52
 | 
Brazil digozamaral 
Oh yeah Every time IMT get a round streak it is tech issues,man fuck you astralis and fuck PGL too..i miss MLG and ELEAGUE
2017-07-17 03:20
PGL has been one big tech pause! How many break downs have you seen the first day? Every match had problems.
2017-07-17 09:45
#68
 | 
Bulgaria kr9ptonlul 
stop crying astralis shouldve won earlier when it was like 14-8 and they lost 5v3 vs force
2017-07-17 10:08
#72
 | 
France KryzzZie 
Dude PGL seems to be organized by my primary school, how the fuck can you have so many tech issues on what is supposed to be one of the biggest event of the year?
2017-07-17 12:44
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.