Astralis top Group D over Liquid

Striker
April 19th, 2018 22:41

Astralis are through to the playoffs from first place in Group D after beating Liquid 2-1 (Mirage 14-16, Overpass 16-3, Cache 16-3).

The last series of the day began on Mirage, with Astralis picking up a 3-0 lead on the back of Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's 1v1 clutch in the pistol round. Liquid quickly gained control of the economy, fending off a few slow-paced attacks from the Danes to grab five rounds in a row.

Switching up the speed, Astralis strung together two rounds, but great aggression and rotations from Liquid and a triple from Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken, who had saved a gun in the previous round, in an eco saw the North American side gain three more rounds before the half ended to go 8-7.

Nicolai "device" Reedtz's triple in the second pistol put the Danish team in the lead, but the gunrounds were once again firmly in the hands of Liquid, who only lost an anti-eco on the way to map point, with Keith "NAF" Markovic and Twistzz clutching two rounds along the way. Astralis came alive with their backs against the wall and clawed back to 14-15, but the last round saw them lose a 5v2 advantage to Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and NAF to go 0-1 in the series.

gla1ve had a field day on Overpass

On Astralis' pick, Overpass, gla1ve once again kicked off the map with a crucial play in the pistol round, a triple-kill on the B bombsite, as well as a double entry in the first gunround. The map started getting out of hand for Liquid, as the Danes kept forcing Liquid to save their weapons, cruising to an 11-1 lead. 

Although Nick "nitr0" Cannella & co. clinched two of the last three rounds of the half, losing the second pistol round meant they would have to forcebuy throughout the rest of the match, which proved unsuccessful, as Astralis powered to a 16-3 victory.

The deciding map was Cache, where Astralis added their fifth pistol round win of the series on the back of three kills from Emil "Magisk" Reif. After a couple of ecos, Liquid grabbed their first round, courtesy of NAF's 1v1 clutch, but their economy got reset immediately.

It soon started looking like another blowout was on the cards, as another reset came in once Liquid won their second round at 7-2, and Astralis ran away with the half 13-2. With a sixth pistol round on the board, they quickly clinched match point and shortly after the match itself at 16-3, when device triumphed in a 1v4 situation.

Matchpage
1
2
19th April 2018
16
Mirage
14
3
Overpass
16
3
Cache
16

News tags:
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 47 - 53 -6 81.8 1.04
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 46 - 46 0 75.9 0.99
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 34 - 51 -17 63.9 0.80
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 37 - 57 -20 61.5 0.71
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 27 - 50 -23 48.0 0.71
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 45 - 29 +16 83.1 1.34
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 58 - 47 +11 91.0 1.34
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 58 - 39 +19 86.5 1.34
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 50 - 32 +18 76.1 1.27
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 46 - 44 +2 71.8 1.17

Matchpage
1
2
19th April 2018
16
Mirage
14
3
Overpass
16
3
Cache
16

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 47 - 53 -6 81.8 1.04
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 46 - 46 0 75.9 0.99
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 34 - 51 -17 63.9 0.80
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 37 - 57 -20 61.5 0.71
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 27 - 50 -23 48.0 0.71
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 45 - 29 +16 83.1 1.34
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 58 - 47 +11 91.0 1.34
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 58 - 39 +19 86.5 1.34
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 50 - 32 +18 76.1 1.27
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 46 - 44 +2 71.8 1.17

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
926
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
952
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1200
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
GG WP EU CS too strong
2018-04-19 22:41
Oui
2018-04-19 22:41
Astralis gotti gotti
2018-04-19 22:42
#18
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Austria shaakeh 
TOP TIER DENMARK
2018-04-19 22:43
#39
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Brazil junera 
Thank god TACO left SK 😎 He was the MVP of this match, best player for Astralis!!! GL Liquid on winning something now playing 4v6 you never won playing 5v5 now it's gonna be even more impossible kkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-04-19 23:15
What the fuck are you on about?
2018-04-19 23:34
summarized, he's basically saying that TACO is bad enough to make any team he's in, lose
2018-04-19 23:51
Thats a bid harsh isnt it? seems like the majority of noobs in here just think that the worst stats is the weak link on a team.. Taco is just like anyone else.. A new addition to a team and therefor has alot of adjustment to do.. If you had played half the cs i have you would have known that =). TACO is not a bad player.. he will come back. Taking a 16-14 against Astralis this tournament is pretty sick in my oppinion cause they are strong as fuck at the moment there is a tournament they are 12-0 up in aswell.
2018-04-20 00:27
#56
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Finland BillNye 
Botco tier 4 at best
2018-04-20 06:25
Yeah when he is not in his primetime, what are you tier400? or just a kid spamming hltv?
2018-04-20 16:18
#76
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Finland BillNye 
wasn’t spam
2018-04-20 17:16
so useless comments isnt spam?
2018-04-20 17:23
#79
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Finland BillNye 
it was an accurate opinion so nope?
2018-04-21 07:08
An accurate opinion..?
2018-04-21 15:46
#81
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Finland BillNye 
an opinion of accuracy..?
2018-04-22 22:20
Flag checks out all you finnish people are so fucking wierd =)
2018-04-22 22:54
#83
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Finland BillNye 
true
2018-04-23 07:13
#47
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Shut up, did you see the match?
2018-04-19 23:50
#68
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Sweden RoyceSW 
Wtf are you on about
2018-04-20 10:50
#73
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM 
Didn't taco win 2 majors????
2018-04-20 13:13
so quick wtf
2018-04-19 22:41
yea
2018-04-19 22:43
Nice fast oh ahhaa no scene guy! Europe, where is this country, huh?
2018-04-19 22:43
i support EU teams and not countries
2018-04-19 22:44
I baited you for a comment hahahahahaha! SK is not overrated you are European Agrentinian!
2018-04-19 22:45
what? ofc SK is overrated
2018-04-19 22:46
#26
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Russia ArtyomPLAY 
+yes
2018-04-19 22:48
nooooooooooooooooo
2018-04-19 23:02
You baited him for a comment. Wow.. What an important achievement.
2018-04-19 23:35
Name checks out
2018-04-20 09:27
Is that right, SyrianChildren?
2018-04-20 16:20
#2
HeatoN | 
Denmark zanti0z 
Superior and expected
2018-04-19 22:41
Danish CS is back Except for North and Heroic
2018-04-19 22:50
#30
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Spite48 
Danish CS is back execpt every danish team other than astralis
2018-04-19 22:53
fragsters is doing well, not near tier 1 though but still beat vp on lan in a bo3 =D
2018-04-19 22:57
#46
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Croatia DNM_ii 
And they beat Gambit. :D Fragsters will be a big team in the future.
2018-04-19 23:39
#63
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Denmark denDAY04 
With a bit of time I see no reason Fragsters won't be on the same level as Heroic and North. It's curious how much talent we have in Danish players, but in reality all of our other teams are so far behind Astralis. Goes to show how much everything else matters besides the talent.
2018-04-20 07:36
#65
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Australia USTlLO 
JuGi to fragsters = top 10
2018-04-20 09:07
#5
device | 
Denmark Krizzar 
nice
2018-04-19 22:41
#6
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Denmark OskarLee 
shroud
2018-04-19 22:41
Ez for TACO
2018-04-19 22:41
vacovacovacooo
2018-04-19 22:51
BOTACO
2018-04-20 00:51
#8
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Turkey b0wsette 
ez
2018-04-19 22:41
nice
2018-04-19 22:41
#10
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Greece johnskilatsi 
ez
2018-04-19 22:42
#12
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Finland Dynas 
Sup
2018-04-19 22:42
#14
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Russia v1p3rrr 
ez game for my boiiis
2018-04-19 22:43
#15
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
BO74CO
2018-04-19 22:43
VACO
2018-04-20 11:48
#16
Canada ruf^ 
damn
2018-04-19 22:43
bot taco lost us the game
2018-04-19 22:43
Bot taco? What about bot nitr0 and bot naf OMEGALUL “best in na my ass”
2018-04-19 22:44
#32
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Serbia SuperShark 
NAF went neutral while nitro and taco went -20
2018-04-19 22:57
#29
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Denmark Derige 
Liquid got absolutely slaughtered in the 2nd and 3rd map and you blame 1 player xD
2018-04-19 22:52
I'm a liquid fan but +1, that makes zero sense
2018-04-19 23:59
+1
2018-04-20 06:26
Hell yeah.
2018-04-19 22:45
#24
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Denmark clutchkongen 
are you enjoying life now botaco xD tehehehehe
2018-04-19 22:46
ezezezez
2018-04-19 22:57
taco did it again
2018-04-19 23:06
bring back steel
2018-04-19 23:09
#37
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
22 rounds in 3 maps omega lul
2018-04-19 23:12
#38
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
unluko
2018-04-19 23:14
#40
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Liquid doesn't won 1 pistol
2018-04-19 23:25
#41
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
all shitty players! they bring TACO only for blame on him but BOTnitro BOTnaf so trash as well
2018-04-19 23:27
NAF is #2 best in the world right now. Cold isn't even top 3. Salty br xD
2018-04-20 05:10
Hahaha NT baiter cold>NAF
2018-04-20 11:48
Stats say otherwise And stats don't lie
2018-04-20 11:52
Major count... History...NAF only good against NA teams but when he faces a good t1 team like Astralis we see what happens
2018-04-20 12:00
Lmfao, they took quite a beating...
2018-04-19 23:28
#49
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
*demolished*
2018-04-19 23:53
Aryan race
2018-04-20 00:02
#55
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
After Mirage, NA CS was LULing at EU. They didn't know what's coming OMEGALUL 2 WEEK TARIK ERA IS OVER. LUL 3 DAY ELIGE IS OVER. OMEGALUL
2018-04-20 06:12
#58
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Australia t0rrent_ 
Cringe
2018-04-20 06:33
#60
shroud | 
Europe Sizexd 
s1mple era LUL 0 majors LUL sh1tple.
2018-04-20 06:58
Didnt see such trash feam for a long time
2018-04-20 06:48
Ast is back
2018-04-20 07:18
#62
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Couple of mistakes lost them mirage. All in all really proud of ma boys :D
2018-04-20 07:35
#64
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
People should stop blaming taco. He is an anamzing role player. AND they only pracced for a couple of days coming into the event.
2018-04-20 07:37
#66
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Poland ddmeister 
astralis top1
2018-04-20 09:27
The more things change, the more Taco stays the same as any team's consistent bottom-fragger. The 'role-player' excuse only goes so far.
2018-04-20 19:36
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