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.
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.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||32 - 23||+9||95.7||1.41|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||31 - 22||+9||86.8||1.34|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||24 - 21||+3||66.8||1.19|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||19 - 24||-5||56.4||0.87|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||18 - 25||-7||67.6||0.83|
With Day 1 now over, here's how the Swiss group stage looks:
| Vega Squadron
| Natus Vincere