Astralis edge past fnatic on Nuke
Astralis are now 2-1 in the PGL Major Krakow Swiss stage following a 16-14 victory over fnatic on Nuke.
The Danes started the Nordic clash as Terrorists on Nuke. After prevailing in the pistol round, Astralis lost their anti-eco and the following round despite putting up a good fight in the latter. Still, they picked up the first full gun round and followed it with other two.
However, fnatic responded with a nearly-flawless round that marked the beginning of six round wins in a row. In the 12th round, Astralis were about to halt their opponents' momentum, but Dennis "dennis" Edman took down the bomb planter with perfect timing. Then, the Swedes would lose only one out of three rounds until the end of the first half thanks to Jesper "JW" Wecksell stepping up in the last two.
In the second half, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's men picked up their second pistol round of the game following some back and forth action. From that point, the Danish squad began racking up round after round and were only stopped in the 23rd.
After losing another round, fnatic still managed to get to a 14-13 lead, but Astralis replied with one triple-kill from gla1ve and other two from Nicolai "device" Reedtz to close out the map 16-14, and go up 2-1 in Krakow.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||22 - 18||+4||68.2||1.12|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||25 - 25||0||96.3||1.04|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||18 - 23||-5||78.7||0.95|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||17 - 21||-4||56.7||0.74|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||12 - 20||-8||44.5||0.58|
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||28 - 19||+9||84.4||1.45|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||24 - 21||+3||93.2||1.29|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||19 - 17||+2||87.3||1.23|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||20 - 19||+1||73.9||0.96|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||16 - 18||-2||59.5||0.90|
Below, you can find how the Swiss group stage currently looks: