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.
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
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO||32 - 15||+17||116.6||1.78|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||20 - 14||+6||73.5||1.30|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||21 - 13||+8||75.2||1.21|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||19 - 18||+1||80.1||1.15|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||13 - 18||-5||51.0||0.80|