Astralis grab lifeline against EnVyUs; SK overrun TheMongolz

MIRAA
November 15th, 2017 01:11

Astralis have given themselves a fighting chance by defeating EnVyUs, while SK Gaming have extended their great start by easing past TheMongolz.

The fourth round of matches in Burbank featured an Astralis side desperately trying to cling onto life after losing their first two matches in the tournament. Things did not start the way they wanted, however, as EnVyUs stormed through the B site in the pistol round thanks to two entry frags from Alexandre "xms" Forté.

Nicolai "device" Reedtz stepped up to the plate with an AWP and inspired Astralis to tie up the game at 4-4, forcing Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer to call a tactical pause to halt the Danes' momentum. EnVyUs came close to winning the following round but ultimately wasted a 4v2 advantage, only to pull off an upset in the next round while on an eco.

That eco win allowed EnVyUs to have enough money in the bank for the rest of the half, but Astralis remained composed and equalised the score at 7-7 before Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom gave his team a narrow lead with a stunning quad kill.

Astralis win their first match in Burbank

The second half began with EnVyUs securing the pistol round, thanks in part to three quick kills from Cédric "RpK" Guipouy in the banana. Astralis responded on a force-buy, with that round sparking a phenomenal run from the Danes, who brought the scoreline to 13-9.

EnVyUs then kept themselves in the game by securing back-to-back rounds, but Astralis regained control of proceedings and won three rounds straight to lock down the map, 16-11.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
Matchpage
11
16
15th November 2017
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Inferno
16

 EnVyUs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 23 - 18 +5 96.6 1.32
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 21 - 19 +2 97.4 1.12
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 17 - 18 -1 63.1 0.88
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 14 - 19 -5 61.3 0.88
France Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER 8 - 19 -11 31.7 0.51
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 24 - 17 +7 79.4 1.28
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 22 - 16 +6 79.9 1.19
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 19 - 17 +2 73.3 1.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 15 - 17 -2 77.5 1.07
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 13 - 16 -3 75.5 1.02

Meanwhile, SK picked up a comfortable win over TheMongolz in a match that at first looked like it was going to be a demolition job as the Brazilians cruised to a 9-0 lead on the CT side. The Mongolians' then finally woke up, winning five rounds in a row before SK pulled the curtain on the first half with a 10-5 lead.

SK are two points clear at the top of Group A

TheMongolz opened up the second half by taking the pistol round, but SK replied on a force-buy thanks to a trio of kills from Fernando "fer" Alvarenga. After that, the Brazilians would simply not take their foot off the gas as they would win the next five rounds to take the map, 16-6.

IEM Oakland 2017Best of 1
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Matchpage
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6
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Mirage
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 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 19 - 10 +9 104.5 1.63
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 20 - 8 +12 88.5 1.55
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 20 - 14 +6 95.4 1.30
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 16 - 12 +4 93.5 1.16
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 15 - 11 +4 66.0 1.09
 TheMongolz K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Mongolia Tsog 'Tsogoo' MashbatTsogoo 17 - 17 0 102.3 1.21
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' LkhagvaMachinegun 13 - 19 -6 60.1 0.76
Mongolia Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' BattulgaZilkenberg 10 - 18 -8 56.6 0.70
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuhncl 9 - 19 -10 44.5 0.51
Mongolia Erdenedalai 'maaRaa' BayanbatmaaRaa 6 - 17 -11 33.9 0.45

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
SIXER is probably the best player to ever touch CSGO
2017-11-15 01:13
#6
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United States Frontier164 
astralis bad
2017-11-15 01:13
#18
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Ukraine magdalena95 
sh1tple is better
2017-11-15 01:36
#19
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Denmark Xipingu 
If scores were in reverse, indeed! Lol First day and bottomfragging vs ALL teams they played against. Even the mongolz, which Sixer on paper should destroy. Don’t what is going on with him.
2017-11-15 09:17
#4
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Brazil Alfredao 
#runskg
2017-11-15 01:12
Astralis tier 3 at best
2017-11-15 01:12
#7
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United States Farrukh_M 
So does Astralis need to win their other 2 matches to get out of groups? Are they out if they lose even one more match?
2017-11-15 01:13
#9
Brazil wzdsX 
if they lose, they're probably out
2017-11-15 01:17
#10
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United States Farrukh_M 
You're probably right. Astralis is looking very weak at this event while SK is looking like their normal selves so I think Astralis is out of this one unfortunatley :(
2017-11-15 01:18
device said he is not feeling very well and he is an impactful player (he was the one that shutdown fallen the last match they had), but yeah they still have to face SK
2017-11-15 01:24
#16
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United Kingdom Moon0204 
Sad but true.
2017-11-15 01:30
#20
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Denmark Xipingu 
Very sad Idd but true Ye.
2017-11-15 09:18
I'm not sure, but I think yes. If SK goes 5-0 and someone 4-1 i think they can get the third.
2017-11-15 01:20
#17
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United States Farrukh_M 
Well if sk goes 5-0 they would have to beat astralis which means astralis would be 2-3 at best. Would they still have a chance there?
2017-11-15 01:30
#8
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Brazil marcovsk 
Sir device is back
2017-11-15 01:14
Sixer plz uninstall
2017-11-15 01:21
#13
France cedd 
how long do we have to watch sixer be a bot for jesus
2017-11-15 01:21
sixer haha expected
2017-11-15 01:25
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