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.

Astralis have beat fnatic in a 30-round match

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.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 22 - 18 +4 68.2 1.12
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 25 - 25 0 96.3 1.04
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 18 - 23 -5 78.7 0.95
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 17 - 21 -4 56.7 0.74
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 12 - 20 -8 44.5 0.58
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 28 - 19 +9 84.4 1.45
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 24 - 21 +3 93.2 1.29
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 19 - 17 +2 87.3 1.23
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 20 - 19 +1 73.9 0.96
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 16 - 18 -2 59.5 0.90

Below, you can find how the Swiss group stage currently looks:

2-0
Germany BIG Kazakhstan Gambit
Brazil SK Poland Virtus.pro 
2-1
Denmark North  Brazil Immortals 
France G2 Denmark Astralis
1-2
Europe PENTA CIS FlipSid3
Europe mousesports CIS Natus Vincere
United States Cloud9 Sweden fnatic
Eliminated
Russia Vega Squadron  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
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
well played astralis device what a beast :)
2017-07-18 20:18
2EZ4JW
2017-07-18 20:18
#22
shox | 
Switzerland znon 
ON TRAIN
2017-07-18 20:19
#37
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Brazil autismo 
TRAIN LUL
2017-07-18 20:19
#70
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Portugal Tomfram 
That last round made me have an orgasm
2017-07-18 20:20
Lol.
2017-07-18 20:22
JWonderchild is back
2017-07-18 20:18
#4
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United Kingdom pickles 
nuke =P
2017-07-18 20:18
#10
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Netherlands RichRamp 
Nuke
2017-07-18 20:18
#12
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Germany cartii 
ez for devGOD
2017-07-18 20:19
#13
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Russia e1em3nt 
TOTHESTARS!!! will win major for sure :))
2017-07-18 20:19
NOICE
2017-07-18 20:19
:((((
2017-07-18 20:19
#25
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Nuke mate
2017-07-18 20:19
gg ez
2017-07-18 20:19
#38
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
LUL
2017-07-18 20:19
#39
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Germany h0pe. 
Train lol? Edit: Nice fix tho.
2017-07-18 20:19
nice game, nice drops )
2017-07-18 20:19
#47
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India crossxs 
Nuke, not train!
2017-07-18 20:19
A good piece of a fight given by fnatic. Astralis doesn't look strong enough to defeat SK to be honest. May be Virtus.Pro shows up? Doubt so... fnatic, why nuke?.. -flusha/KRiMZ +pronax, they need finally an IGL that can actually make up strats.
2017-07-18 20:19
#53
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India nicebaitm8 
ezlo noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2017-07-18 20:19
nice title lul
2017-07-18 20:19
On train? Lol it was Nuke
2017-07-18 20:19
#62
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Russia Optimistic 
NUKE
2017-07-18 20:19
i got 4 teams in the 1-2 bracket fantastic FaZe eliminated had them going 3-0 FAK
2017-07-18 20:20
#68
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World Mitheryl 
Fnatic needs to improve their T-Side Nuke. I can see it becoming one of their maps if they can do so. Congratulations to Astralis for winning, great effort by Fnatic for making this a close map.
2017-07-18 20:20
fnatic need to improve their T-side on every map if u ask me , ffs.
2017-07-18 20:21
#83
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Becoming Nuke one of your best maps doesn't makes sense because most of the t1 teams vetoes it
2017-07-18 20:26
#71
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Portugal dracø 
When i saw the veto i was pretty sure astralis would have an easy game, oh boy i was wrong. Danish luck is on point today Fnatic needs flusha to step up, thats the only difference between this lineup and the best team of all time.
2017-07-18 20:20
if you think the danes were lucky you just didnt see what kind of things JW did in the first half
2017-07-18 20:23
I thought the same too
2017-07-18 20:25
That comeback was intense to watch, also device played so well. So much impact. inb4 'device eco fragger'
2017-07-18 20:23
#77
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Sweden lagcats 
extremely close match holy fk
2017-07-18 20:23
#79
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Denmark clutchkongen 
They might have won, but Astralis doesn't look good at this major.
2017-07-18 20:24
#88
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Sweden wyv0 
Fnatic almost back to top 1 team against Kappa
2017-07-18 20:35
-krimz +hampus
2017-07-18 20:37
#90
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Europe Skraj 
Fnatic can't win against the elite teams when they have flusha as IGL. Flusha is best at killing people—not leading them. If you want to win in todays CS you got to have a natural born IGL, such as FalleN, karrigan, gla1ve, etc., and not a forced one such as flusha, whose fragging ability has worsened to a point where he competes with Pronax on the scoreboard.
2017-07-18 20:38
Just remove Krimz or Olof and add Pronax. Olof has been useless for the past year, Krimz nowhere near his best form and Flusha is the usual cheater, once he stops IGL'ing he will once again go back to the top of the leaderboard and clutch rounds like crazy
2017-07-18 20:50
#93
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Germany LE_N3RD 
Pronax hates flusha - he won't play with him
2017-07-18 20:54
dupreeh is back to 2014 form #godDUPREEH
2017-07-18 21:01
That was exciting
2017-07-18 21:20
fnatic lul
2017-07-19 04:21
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