G2 defeat Astralis at EPICENTER

G2 have secured their first victory at EPICENTER 2017 after beating Astralis 2-0 in the Group B opener.

The second match of the day began on Cache, G2's map pick. With a fast B execution, Astralis secured the Terrorist pistol thanks to an ace from Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, which included an impressive 1v4 clutch, setting them up for a 3-0 lead.

The Frenchmen then managed to get their first two rounds on the board, but Astralis would soon regain control of proceedings, with the scoreline blooming to a 9-2 advantage in the Danes' favour. However, a successful CZ force-buy in the 12th round marked the beginning of a turnaround from G2, who would go on to win the last three rounds of the half to reduce the deficit to 9-6.

After winning the second pistol round, the French squad easily levelled the score, 9-9. In the first gun round, a fast-paced A execution with four men through squeaky put G2 in the lead for the first time in the series. After that Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and co. increased their lead to 12-9, breaking Astralis' economy.

A triple-kill from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen in a semi-buy was all that Astralis needed to try to make a comeback in the second half. But G2 would not that happen as they eventually closed out the map, 16-13.

NBK- had a great performance on Cache

G2 opened up the action on Inferno an unorthodox, yet successful, four-man push through mid. Despite losing the following anti-eco, Richard "shox" Papillon's men would then win three more rounds without response.

Down 4-1, the Danish men bagged their second round of the map, but there was little they could do after that as G2 kept shutting them down. It was only in the 13th round that Astralis were close to picking up one more round, but Dan "apEX" Madesclaire clutched a 1v2 to put his team up by nine rounds.

Although the Danes found a lifeline by winning their last two rounds as Terrorists, G2 got off to a good start to the second half, securing the pistol and the subsequent anti-ecos. The French team would go on to win the following round, sealing a convincing 2-0 victory that puts them one match away from the playoffs.  

Matchpage
0
2
24th October 2017
France
13
Cache
16
4
Inferno
16

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 33 - 34 -1 74.7 1.11
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 27 - 36 -9 67.2 0.88
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 29 - 39 -10 71.9 0.82
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 29 - 38 -9 65.9 0.80
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 24 - 38 -14 53.6 0.72
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 42 - 23 +19 82.0 1.35
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 39 - 28 +11 84.8 1.26
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 37 - 30 +7 78.2 1.20
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 39 - 33 +6 90.4 1.20
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 28 - 29 -1 66.8 0.97

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1599
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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World nakTriceps 
so ez
2017-10-24 15:56
#5
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Ez bc thorin was talking shit about g2 on his podcast
2017-10-24 15:57
#20
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World nakTriceps 
Yep. Thorin attacks again.
2017-10-24 15:58
#25
flusha | 
Lithuania fbhx 
are there truly anyone out there, who gives a fuck what does that ginger say?
2017-10-24 15:59
#52
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Singapore Nephalith 
A lot of players below nova rank worship The Great Ginger, taking all his words like gospel. I won't lie, I used to like him until he started bandwagoning all the obvious winning teams from titan to fnatic to envyus to astralis to SK to astralis again. His predictions are way off most the time. His bread and butter is "pick the tournament favorite and if they do win, haha I told you so! My predictions are always right!". Anyone can do that. :x
2017-10-24 16:12
thorin fake analitik remember bro
2017-10-24 16:00
I mean it wasn’t just Thorin, it was semmler and Moses too, can we at least involve those two also?
2017-10-25 00:57
Cloud9 rekt G2 on Inferno. Astralis rekt Cloud9 on Inferno. G2 rekt Astralis on Inferno..
2017-10-24 15:57
#28
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Malaysia gkshiang 
Rock paper scissors of Esports
2017-10-24 15:59
#34
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Indonesia FinZzz 
G2 is inconsistent. What do you expect?
2017-10-24 16:01
#3
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Turkey lulpump1 
We all know dis
2017-10-24 15:56
Losing to G2 in 2017 LUL
2017-10-24 16:55
#4
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France Vipair 
Ez win for the boys
2017-10-24 15:56
ez g2 <3
2017-10-24 15:57
#7
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
ChokestraLULS
2017-10-24 15:57
#8
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World nakTriceps 
OMFG, first for the first time. DAMN!!!!!! I´m fucking good!!!!!! Respect triceps!!!!
2017-10-24 15:57
Nt
2017-10-24 15:57
#27
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World nakTriceps 
look at #1
2017-10-24 15:59
#19
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
FailFish
2017-10-24 15:58
#26
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World nakTriceps 
look at #1
2017-10-24 15:59
#31
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Still not very impressive, had my own first comments.
2017-10-24 16:00
#33
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World nakTriceps 
I´m happy bc was my first time. Be humble, polak!
2017-10-24 16:01
#37
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Expected from a 800k ID HLTV user.
2017-10-24 16:01
#39
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World nakTriceps 
STFU your dumb!
2017-10-24 16:03
#40
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
*you're
2017-10-24 16:03
#42
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World nakTriceps 
Polak doesn´t know to speak English, wtf. Your****** Are you dumb?
2017-10-24 16:05
#46
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Correcting correct sentences is a sign of HLTV overdose.
2017-10-24 16:08
#62
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World nakTriceps 
Yep. That´s what you do with my correct sentence.
2017-10-24 16:32
#72
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Denmark MeToxi 
You're = you are, your (something that is yours) fx isn't that your bird
2017-10-24 17:29
#73
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World nakTriceps 
I used your, bro. I don´t want to say you are. It´s an expression. omfg
2017-10-24 17:50
#84
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Denmark MeToxi 
But its grammatically incorrect since its a word on its own meaning something completely different
2017-10-24 19:18
#85
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World nakTriceps 
ok
2017-10-24 20:21
#23
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Malaysia gkshiang 
ah cringed
2017-10-24 15:58
#9
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Norway Phancy11 
Ez superteam, faze fags are next!
2017-10-24 15:57
#10
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Lithuania kr9p^ 
SAD
2017-10-24 15:57
ONLY TEAM WHO CAN DESTROY FAZE SUPERTEAM VS SUPERTEAM
2017-10-24 15:57
#47
TACO | 
Brazil gamgrave 
Nice joke hahahaha
2017-10-24 16:08
the only joke is your reply
2017-10-24 17:52
thorin: astralis threw to avoid faze device mvp btw :>
2017-10-24 15:57
SUPAAAAAAAAAAATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMM
2017-10-24 15:57
#14
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
And so what?
2017-10-24 15:57
OMG
2017-10-24 15:57
#16
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Malaysia gkshiang 
NOICE G2
2017-10-24 15:57
#18
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United States EmperorTrump 
kennyS topfrag device bottomfrag Thooring rekt FeelsGoodMan
2017-10-24 15:58
+999999999
2017-10-24 16:02
#21
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France kNRD^ 
G2 ez, asstralis back to pratice noobs.
2017-10-24 15:58
#22
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Other Valeriana 
Unexpected
2017-10-24 15:58
lul
2017-10-24 15:59
#29
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United States _waterrr 
Ez
2017-10-24 15:59
unexpected
2017-10-24 16:00
#35
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Sweden hudgun 
g2 look stronger or astralis shit? kek
2017-10-24 16:01
maybe G2 has good day... but Astralis extremly low recent days...
2017-10-24 16:18
dupreeh: it's obvious that we're too scared to play against G2 lmao.........
2017-10-24 16:01
maybe G2 has good day... but Astralis extremly low recent days...
2017-10-24 16:17
g2 might had good days. but still win is win. astralis players were way too cocky, acting like no one can beat them. their overconfidence is destroying them.
2017-10-24 16:20
danish csgo in a nutshell look at north too north are to overconfident and cocky
2017-10-24 17:54
Ez Pz on Inferno
2017-10-24 16:04
So Ez,baguette power
2017-10-24 16:06
and people still talk that device is in top5 players in the world.. what a joke
2017-10-24 16:06
#45
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France Apohy 
ez
2017-10-24 16:07
ez for the best aimer in the world France Richard 'shox' Papillon 28 - 29 -1 66.8 0.97
2017-10-24 16:08
#49
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Brazil cadik 
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz -14 ty emilia
2017-10-24 16:09
#50
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
ez
2017-10-24 16:11
#51
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China Mirage_Lee 
n1
2017-10-24 16:12
G2 DEFEAT ASTRALIS AT EPICENTER renamed Astralis LAUGH THREAD
2017-10-24 16:17
#57
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United States Cherryyy 
Lol ready to see G2 out next match
2017-10-24 16:26
no device - no win
2017-10-24 16:28
Astralis wins because of Xyp, dupreeh, glacé and kjaer, not because device. Device is getting carried by his team, not the other way around
2017-10-24 16:38
G2 win a game everyone hyping them lul, faze will shit on any1 in this tournament, no matter how much i hate to say it
2017-10-24 16:28
They dropped a map to gambit tho...
2017-10-24 18:33
G2 winning an opening match ? Wtf
2017-10-24 16:29
you know its a real surprise when its a person from the same country saying it
2017-10-24 17:55
G2 always win groups then go out in quarters what do you mean
2017-10-24 18:32
#61
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
kenny <3
2017-10-24 16:30
#63
SmithZz | 
Australia Kyr0xZ 
Let's go G2 ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-10-24 16:34
wow g2 look strong
2017-10-24 16:36
Device is so overrated. Ecofragger. Never had a 1-man game where he goes ham against t1 teams. He is beyond terrible. Just retire
2017-10-24 16:37
im waiting for kids typing KENNYGOD or other shit
2017-10-24 17:21
You made me look so bad :(
2017-10-24 17:21
GOD KENNYS
2017-10-24 17:21
#77
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
BOT device again is asstralis worst player. Expected.
2017-10-24 18:07
shox worst player ever so bad because he stopped cheating
2017-10-24 18:14
how much
2017-10-24 18:31
"But G2 would not that happen" Nice english HLTV 4Head
2017-10-24 18:31
#86
fnx | 
Brazil PeSAdelOz 
KennyS joga demais, play Beatiful
2017-10-24 20:40
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