Astralis beat FaZe to top Group B in Cancun

MIRAA
December 16th, 2017 00:52

Astralis have booked their spot in the semi-final stage of the ECS Season 4 Finals after defeating FaZe 16-13 on Overpass.

The final match of the day in Cancun, featuring two teams in the top three in the world ranking, saw FaZe get out to a quick 3-0 lead after winning the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. The European mixture was then caught off-guard by Astralis' aggression in the first full gun round, with Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye getting two kills on a retake to give his team the round.

Astralis followed that up with two more rounds, restoring parity at 3-3, but they could not take the lead as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač opened up the B site with two great entry frags. The Danes would reply immediately, however, courtesy of a quad-kill from Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, and they kept their defense very tight, not letting their opponents build up their bank.

RUBINO was Astralis' top performer against FaZe in a messy game

Down 5-7, FaZe found their way back into the game on an extremely shoddy buy, eventually tying up the game 7-7 before Astralis secured the final round of the half.

Finn "karrigan" Andersen came up huge in the second pistol round, pulling off a 1v2 clutch with the bomb planted to equalise the score. FaZe took the next round, but they could do nothing against the Terrorists' third-round buy.

The game then entered a scrappy period of play as rounds went back and forth, with neither side able to find a breakthrough. But then Astralis' offence came out firing on all cylinders as the Danes won five out of six rounds to seal a surprising victory 

ECS Season 4 FinalsBest of 1
Matchpage
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 32 - 15 +17 116.6 1.78
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 20 - 14 +6 73.5 1.30
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 21 - 13 +8 75.2 1.21
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 19 - 18 +1 80.1 1.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 13 - 18 -5 51.0 0.80
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 21 - 20 +1 71.7 0.99
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 16 - 20 -4 65.2 0.86
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 14 - 21 -7 74.2 0.85
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 14 - 21 -7 50.5 0.76
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 13 - 23 -10 55.0 0.67

Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1128
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
741
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
GG! Rubino played very well, sadly Niko couldnt carry this time! Still #1 tho! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2017-12-16 00:53
How did FaZe manage to lose to Astralis after winning both pistols and 3 eco rounds...
2017-12-16 00:53
#13
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
They did their best C9 impression! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2017-12-16 00:54
#18
fnx | 
Finland Jer1choo 
LOL
2017-12-16 00:56
#24
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Bulgaria Grezko 
LOL 10/10
2017-12-16 00:58
#31
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Canada JoeKing 
LMAO
2017-12-16 01:02
#43
f0rest | 
Finland Kentab 
Savage
2017-12-16 01:09
Glorious :D
2017-12-16 01:52
#58
cunten | 
United States lybrel 
+HLTV gold
2017-12-16 02:16
Hahah :D
2017-12-16 05:34
#75
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
dat burn :D
2017-12-16 08:08
give this man a medal plz
2017-12-16 09:27
#91
RUBINO | 
Turkey Shumrud 
holly molly that was hard
2017-12-16 12:15
#100
Hiko | 
Indonesia aceTriX 
AYY LMAOO I AM SO DONE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2017-12-16 15:36
#101
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Norway ntasevski 
VeryNiceGuy haha you're not even funny and you act so retarded. Cold is better than NiKo. He already proved that. #FAX
2017-12-16 16:28
#11
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World pcmasterrace 
wrrr
2017-12-16 00:54
#16
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Germany Vini_1337 
"Still #1" ntnt, they wont even win ecs finals without sk participating xd
2017-12-16 00:55
Cause SK is to bad to gualify cry is free hating on other teams
2017-12-16 01:07
#45
chelo | 
Brazil smm1le 
felps with 160ms is hard to qualify Sorry for my bad english
2017-12-16 01:13
he don't even played, this is the worst. It's impossible to play with the manager of the team kkkkk
2017-12-16 01:43
#71
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Sweden fakelelele 
Sorry for your bad english.
2017-12-16 03:39
Yep boltz manager
2017-12-16 23:52
THEY PLAYED SOME ECS MATCHES WITH DEAD, THE MANAGER OF THE TEAM
2017-12-20 01:33
Yes, almost looked like it was boltz playing ))
2017-12-20 02:53
#94
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Brazil Nickzim 
Too bad to qualify and still too god to rekt Faze on a Bo5 ;)
2017-12-16 14:02
Still lost to Ghost online hahaa worst then Faze losing to top 1 team br = -200 IQ
2017-12-16 14:17
#97
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Brazil Nickzim 
The cry is free ma friend.
2017-12-16 14:32
Ofcourse you cry is free, sk didn't qualify haha noobs. Go steal a bit cause thats the only thing you learn in favela's poor kid
2017-12-16 16:32
#62
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
WITH A FUCKING STAND IN. Suck on that dick clan
2017-12-16 02:44
#83
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Finland kasperr272 
device sucks ofc they better with stand in
2017-12-16 10:16
#88
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Germany MerkiNG 
FaZe no. 1 , lmao Astralis getting carried by their stand-in again which is quite embarrissing..
2017-12-16 12:01
#2
Happy | 
Czech Republic TweNyczek 
rubino beast
2017-12-16 00:53
#3
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Finland LordPig__ 
sad
2017-12-16 00:53
#4
Monsen | 
Norway Monseen 
rubino top1
2017-12-16 00:53
Gg
2017-12-16 00:53
#6
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France root270 
give rubino a real team pls
2017-12-16 00:54
#82
valde | 
Poland CVesCSGO 
he's in dignitas. but you know what I'm thinking? -MODDII +RUBINO Heroic ez.
2017-12-16 10:03
Dignitas released the whole team like a month ago
2017-12-16 11:50
#95
valde | 
Poland CVesCSGO 
they still have rubino, fox and cromen on their official page.
2017-12-16 14:09
#93
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France root270 
why not
2017-12-16 12:58
#7
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United States DemiFiend 
Lets go!!!
2017-12-16 00:53
#8
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Finland kick_SIXER_ffs 
Wtf
2017-12-16 00:53
#10
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Portugal dracø 
This game goes to show how good astralis's structure is and how overrated device is. Rubino was a true star player even tho he is normally a support player. Hope he gets a good team soon. Luck was the mvp of this game, both teams won retarded amount of rounds without knowing how the fuck it happned LUL
2017-12-16 00:53
#23
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Portugal RKO23 
device is not overrated lol.
2017-12-16 00:58
#29
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Portugal dracø 
Opinions.
2017-12-16 01:01
#39
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Portugal RKO23 
ve-se logo que és pt lol.
2017-12-16 01:07
#44
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Portugal dracø 
Yeah, having 2 flags was not enough right? LUL
2017-12-16 01:09
#74
rain | 
Portugal xaimite 
+1 ahaha Poiting out the obvious cuz he wont accept your opinion rofl
2017-12-16 07:28
#85
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Hong Kong Mr!President 
fake pt you should huehue and not ahaha busted
2017-12-16 11:47
#90
zews | 
Brazil aAlem 
"huehue" is from brazil
2017-12-16 12:11
#34
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Canada gritabit 
Binge-watch all of Thorin's videos and you'll disagree.
2017-12-16 01:03
#37
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Portugal RKO23 
? stop baiting me.
2017-12-16 01:07
#25
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United Kingdom Joshimitsu91 
Doing well one map doesn't make you a star player...
2017-12-16 00:58
#27
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Portugal dracø 
That's not what I said was it?.. He was a star player this map.
2017-12-16 01:00
#33
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
"Rubino was a true star player"
2017-12-16 01:02
'was', in past tense, referring to the game. If he said 'is' he would've been referring to Rubino's performance as a whole. Come on dude.
2017-12-16 01:07
#42
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Portugal dracø 
Good that someone got what I tried to say. It's funny cuz they are both brits xD
2017-12-16 01:08
#87
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
Not that just the previous game but also the games in the past. Be more specific next time.
2017-12-16 11:53
#103
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Finland mayrakoira 
context? retard trying to be a smartass lul
2017-12-16 18:06
#40
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Portugal dracø 
Wasn't he? He was given room to shine, and he was bright af
2017-12-16 01:07
#105
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United Kingdom Joshimitsu91 
You cannot be a star player for one map, it's called having a good game. A star player is consistently the best on the team over a period of time, that period of time being (much) more than one map.
2017-12-17 13:02
#12
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Indonesia p0wah 
Astralis plays so good with stand ins, maybe dev1ce was the problem after all :D
2017-12-16 00:54
#46
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Denmark MeToxi 
No, their 'problem' is their playstyle. To predictable. Standins changes it to individual strengths
2017-12-16 01:14
#14
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Spain ChoS3N 
'Australis is the easiest team to play against' guardian -I'm a guardian fan btw
2017-12-16 00:54
#69
cunten | 
United States lybrel 
This just proves him right. Stand in = not predictable = not easiest
2017-12-16 03:08
#15
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Canada gritabit 
Unexpected. GJ Astralis
2017-12-16 00:55
#17
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Argentina pepaqq 
Lul faze
2017-12-16 00:55
#19
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Brazil Collee 
Wp Astralis. RUBINO top 1
2017-12-16 00:56
n0thing too tipsy. Get that ego out of Cancun.
2017-12-16 00:57
#21
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Denmark clutchkongen 
The most pathetic thing about faze is that Astralis lost both pistols AND! lost 2 full anti-eco rounds yet Astralis still rekt them.
2017-12-16 01:01
#22
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
WOW. 32 FRAGS? BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD. #1 CONFIRMED.
2017-12-16 00:58
#98
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Canada kawoh 
I appreciated this NiKo fangirl impression, thank you
2017-12-16 14:33
#26
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France kleps0 
Ok Rubino.
2017-12-16 00:59
#28
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Poland Marcines 
rubino and dennis carries astrabots xD
2017-12-16 01:00
#67
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Serbia banzae 
dupreeh awping for a month still looking more impressive than snatchie and snax combined xD
2017-12-16 02:53
#77
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Algeria rahimou111 
yes dupreeeh's awping is underrated
2017-12-16 08:27
#30
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Brazil MrJoaoV 
what a performance by rubino, beautiful game dude. FaZe gave some hesitations that cost the game. WP Astralis
2017-12-16 01:02
#32
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Chile nachooww 
rubino? wow, great one
2017-12-16 01:02
#35
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United States StewieOnLAN 
Niko top1 they said
2017-12-16 01:04
rubino carry WTF?
2017-12-16 01:04
Well done Astralis <3 #FazeDown
2017-12-16 01:19
#48
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Astralis vs faze in the final, rubino amd niko 100 kills each
2017-12-16 01:22
wow what an impressive show by Rubino, he stepped up big time here! Go, go rubino, i always had faith in u bro... U can be so sick playaH <3
2017-12-16 01:24
Device xD
2017-12-16 01:33
what a disgrace making LULBINO look good, hes trash not impressive faze is just retarded making bad kids look good
2017-12-16 01:34
Rubino was always like this. He would have insane games and then terrible games. He has awful confidence unfortunately. I think he needs a good coach or a team that keeps his confidence high. People are gonna call me crazy but I would -HS +Rubino on Optic, he's an excellent support and Magisk and Mixwell are plenty fragging power.
2017-12-16 01:38
#57
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Denmark Patrick_J 
-Allu +Rubino
2017-12-16 02:13
#60
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Estonia swag420weed 
He needs a psychologist.
2017-12-16 02:41
why would anyone visit a psychologist?
2017-12-16 03:07
Why wouldn't someone visit one? Give me a good reason, i'd like to hear it x)
2017-12-16 09:38
#64
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Serbia banzae 
But mixwell is inconsistent as fuck too.He has games where he can compete with the best awpers in the world, and then next map tilt himself to oblivion.
2017-12-16 02:47
Maybe. I feel like I never saw that on the old OpTic lineup but there's been a few matches in the EU lineup where he just goes missing.
2017-12-16 03:30
u got some problem mate? rubino is such a good player, ur just another hater. If u dont like him, or astralis just dont watch game
2017-12-16 02:42
Both teams played like crap but ultimately astralis was able to close out the later rounds Gg to them and faze needs to do some work for tomorrow
2017-12-16 01:34
#55
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Rip Fnatic lol.
2017-12-16 01:49
Rubino was a great choice!
2017-12-16 02:34
#63
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World berd 
FAZE TOP1 LUL
2017-12-16 02:45
#65
fer | 
Brazil P4ul0 
Losing to RUBINO LUL
2017-12-16 02:48
#81
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Australia Raychippy5 
RUBINO is a good player tho?
2017-12-16 09:58
#66
kNgV- | 
Brazil vini_zan 
Now no one are saying Rubino is trash.
2017-12-16 02:49
#72
France cedd 
wp by rubino. give this man a good team.
2017-12-16 04:30
#76
fer | 
Brazil cadik 
where is 40bomber? oh that was tier1 eu team, so 40bomber decided to choke :---------DDDDDD
2017-12-16 08:21
xdddd as well 27 frags difference between both team, it should have been easy game for astralis. Faze were lucky to put so much rounds on the board
2017-12-16 11:10
gla1ve: let me be really honest, if we had device at ECS Finals, I really believe we would've won the whole tournament
2017-12-16 09:25
#89
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
RUBINO onFire
2017-12-16 12:06
nice moment for rubino :)
2017-12-16 12:34
Faze is overrated team
2017-12-16 15:24
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