Astralis & North play out draw; FaZe ease past G2

Astralis remain at the top of the BLAST Pro Series round-robin stage following a 15-15 draw with North, while FaZe dismantled G2 to win their first match of the tournament.

The Danish derby began with a fast B execution from Astralis, who locked down the round in part thanks to a triple-kill from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen. After losing both eco rounds, North put up a strong showing, winning five rounds straight to get a good control of the economy.

With the game threatening to spiral out of control, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth came up huge, picking up four kills on what was an extremely shoddy buy from his team. Astralis would not be able to follow it up, however, as they collapsed following North's aggressive rotation towards the B site, which did not let the terrorists get into good positions. For the remainder of the half, North kept their defence very tight, taking an impressive 10 rounds into the second half.

dennis stepped up in the second half

Astralis kept themselves in the game by taking the pistol round with ease off of another triple-kill from dupreeh. That round sparked a great run from the ELEAGUE Major Atlanta champions, who eventually restored parity at 10-10 with an ace from Xyp9x.

Philip "aizy" Aistrup paved the way for North to retake the lead with two opening frags on the B site, with Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's men following that up with two more rounds. With no room for error, Astralis tightened up their defense and reached match point thanks to great individual plays from Dennis "dennis" Edman and Xyp9x, but North pulled through in the final round to equalise the score.

Matchpage
15
15
25th November 2017
15
Overpass
15

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 30 - 19 +11 86.9 1.35
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 21 - 19 +2 74.2 1.21
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 23 - 17 +6 76.4 1.20
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 21 - 19 +2 82.5 1.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 5 - 21 -16 38.8 0.57
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 23 - 22 +1 100.9 1.23
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 21 - 17 +4 58.1 1.03
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 17 - 20 -3 75.6 1.01
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 19 - 20 -1 64.2 0.92
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 15 - 21 -6 61.8 0.81

Meanwhile, FaZe put in a fantastic performance against G2 to pick up their first victory in Copenhagen. The European mixture got off to a flying start on the Terrorist side and cruised to an 11-2 lead before the Frenchmen bagged the final two rounds of the half.

FaZe win their first match in Copenhagen

G2 gave themselves a fighting chance by taking the pistol round and the following anti-ecos, reducing the deficit to 7-11, but FaZe took control of proceedings once they finally bought up, only giving up just one round before taking the map.

France
Matchpage
8
16
25th November 2017
8
Mirage
16

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 17 - 16 +1 72.2 1.03
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 15 - 17 -2 62.8 0.89
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 14 - 18 -4 72.8 0.81
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 9 - 20 -11 61.4 0.68
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 9 - 22 -13 55.6 0.49
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 27 - 12 +15 122.5 1.84
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 20 - 11 +9 80.5 1.35
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 18 - 13 +5 89.7 1.29
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 19 - 12 +7 77.3 1.20
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 8 - 16 -8 41.4 0.67

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Sweden FaZeInferno 
FaZeUp eyyy I Actually made it. I wanna thank all of my family and friends for supporting me
2017-11-25 15:07
#5
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
G2Army
2017-11-25 15:06
BLAST DISBAND
2017-11-25 15:06
#6
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Norway bouncerul 
LETSGOOO
2017-11-25 15:06
nice
2017-11-25 15:06
#3
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
hear the stars, umm I mean, to the roar deserved tie after all
2017-11-25 15:06
#18
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
lul
2017-11-25 15:40
#4
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Sweden Rexz 
lul
2017-11-25 15:06
#7
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Denmark JustYes 
ez4FaZe
2017-11-25 15:06
#8
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United States Rosetta_Stoned 
ez
2017-11-25 15:06
#10
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Playing against g2 atm is basically a free win. Roster move inc.
2017-11-25 15:06
worst event of 2017
2017-11-25 15:07
#12
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Brazil ^7|1 
gla1ve :(
2017-11-25 15:07
rip g2 :(
2017-11-25 15:07
bot gla1ve
2017-11-25 15:09
gla1ve 5 kills in 30 rounds wtf
2017-11-25 15:10
#16
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Denmark Xipingu 
SUP KENNYCRY FANS LUL
2017-11-25 15:12
#17
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
dennis in astralis hat&jersey DansGame
2017-11-25 15:17
rip gla1ve D:
2017-11-25 16:02
#20
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
Nice stream /s This even is such a sh*t show. C3 was messed up. High contrast, low brightness, the team names moves when the camera/POV changes. Awful.
2017-11-25 16:07
Evil Genius in coming summer windows should try to change their some players and try to hire some new blood in the team because old blood is not performing too well... essaycrafter.co.uk/
2017-11-27 11:30
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