Astralis defeat fnatic; claim DH Masters grand final spot

Astralis take a 2-0 victory over fnatic, with a dominant showing on the first map (16-5 Overpass) and a hard fought victory on the second one (16-12 Mirage).

Overpass, Astralis' map pick, saw fnatic going 2-0 up on the Terrorist side after winning the pistol. Astralis came into the third one with a saved force-buy and managed to snatch it away after overloading the right bombsite with players. Winning that round setup Astralis to go on and take the lead, cruising to 7-2 as Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz posted a 12K-1D scoreline.

Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist's double entry in the follow-up got fnatic their third round, but that would end up being all she wrote for the Swedes' Terrorist side - they didn't even manage a plant after that as Astralis locked down the map to make it 12-3 before the switch.

Two USP-S frags from Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell to start it off and two from Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson to close it out gave fnatic their second pistol of the game, but they were once again outclassed when the rifles rolled in. Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth added three frags to his tally as Astralis busted into B on the first gun round and his team then broke fnatic's bank by pulling off a last-second fake (14-5). With a massive advantage in rounds and economy, Astralis closed out the game easily, 16-5.

device didn't miss a beat on Overpass

JW's aggressive CT play on the Mirage pistol round played a pivotal part in fnatic taking the first round, as he caught the bomb carrier mid-rotation, but Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif punished some sloppiness by Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson and flusha to bounce straight back. fnatic then forced up again, using their utility perfectly to shut down an A execute, but no advantage was built, as Astralis once again replied with a force.

Force-buy rounds were traded one-for-one until the score reached 5-4, when fnatic finally managed to tie two rounds together. With that, they started building momentum, and with Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim claiming three key kills in round 12, built on to a 10-4 lead.

Astralis claimed the last round of the first half and added onto it by getting their first pistol of the series, shrinking the deficit to 10-7, and after a small burst of rounds going fnatic's way, 12-10. The ensuing rifle round saw Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander find an entry and Xyp9x locking down B, and with that, Astralis started edging towards the win.

As the Danes reached match point, Xyp9x pushed B apartments to neutralize KRIMZ and give his team the advantage, which Astralis capitalized on to take the 16-12 victory and advance to the grand final.

Matchpage
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0
22nd April 2018
16
Overpass
5
16
Mirage
12

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 45 - 27 +18 93.4 1.47
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 43 - 26 +17 102.6 1.46
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 39 - 19 +20 77.3 1.29
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 30 - 27 +3 74.2 1.16
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 30 - 26 +4 57.9 1.00
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 27 - 38 -11 67.8 0.87
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 25 - 40 -15 74.0 0.80
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 29 - 33 -4 59.1 0.78
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 24 - 39 -15 58.4 0.74
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 20 - 37 -17 53.9 0.69

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1408
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
775
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1164
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1595
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1824
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1699
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1016
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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Germany VeryNiceGuy
FAK GL in finals Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-22 15:19
9 replies
#5
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Lithuania Mzeris
fak
2018-04-22 15:19
1 reply
#62
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Austria shaak!
WOOP WOOP
2018-04-22 15:28
#11
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Lithuania Mzeris
how are you always first
2018-04-22 15:19
3 replies
real question is how is he always so nice :)
2018-04-22 16:15
#103
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Europe tweekzter
Probably he has coded a script :)
2018-04-22 16:16
1 reply
#107
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Lithuania Mzeris
k
2018-04-22 16:25
FAK
2018-04-22 15:19
kaF
2018-04-22 15:21
#71
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Brazil herooos11
fak
2018-04-22 15:31
#2
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal
Can Xyp9x and glaive cheat a bit more? This wasn't too obvious yet.
2018-04-22 15:19
23 replies
Mad Prodka
2018-04-22 15:19
13 replies
We'll see who's mad after they get banned (:
2018-04-22 15:21
10 replies
Who?
2018-04-22 15:21
Oskar?
2018-04-22 15:21
6 replies
Xyp9x and glaive, this has been way too obvious.
2018-04-22 15:21
5 replies
No Cheats They Are Just Good
2018-04-22 15:22
3 replies
Xyp9x is on the gear.
2018-04-22 15:23
2 replies
Ez For Xyp9x
2018-04-22 15:23
if theres a guy to look out for, its oskar ;) first get oskar banned then look for others
2018-04-23 11:55
0/8... really hope for you it's just a bait.
2018-04-22 15:31
#60
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Denmark Xalleh
lol little fnatic fan:)
2018-04-22 15:27
Valve are not stupid to ban tier1 players, especially major champions. Not a single high level pro will be banned.
2018-04-22 15:38
#93
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United States ShawnM
Lmao calling cheats even though he's prob a silver. You have no rights to talk.
2018-04-22 15:50
1 reply
Yes i Have
2018-04-22 16:00
#74
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Czech Republic Charlie13
Wtf
2018-04-22 15:32
Lmao how is Flusha still playing professional counter strike ur funny
2018-04-22 15:37
#101
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Denmark Un1z4n
I love mousesports, but if all their fans are like this, then i really feel bad for them.
2018-04-22 16:12
4 replies
#105
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Europe tweekzter
Of course they are not ;)
2018-04-22 16:19
3 replies
#108
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Denmark Un1z4n
That's good to hear xD Love from Denmark <3 #NoHomo -Pasha
2018-04-22 16:32
#109
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Denmark Un1z4n
Oh shit, im sorry. i always think "SpunJ" is in mousesports, idk why tho. My fault.
2018-04-22 16:38
1 reply
#116
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Europe tweekzter
Yeah, I was wondering why. I thought maybe he is also mouz fan. :)
2018-04-22 17:41
Btw who's glaive? And calling cheats at is level means you're not that smart.
2018-04-22 17:00
1 reply
''btw who is glaive'' OH SORRY, NOBODY COULD UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN BECAUSE I'VE WRITTEN A 'I' WHICH IS HOW YOU READ THE NAME INSTEAD OF A FUCKING ONE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????
2018-04-22 17:02
#3
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Lithuania Mzeris
gg Astralis
2018-04-22 15:19
so ez
2018-04-22 15:19
So ez for Na'Vi (s1mple, electronic,zeus,edward,flamie so ez)
2018-04-22 15:19
6 replies
#51
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Hungary Shaperz
Thanks, I didn't know who plays for NaVi
2018-04-22 15:24
1 reply
Np np
2018-04-22 15:27
#66
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Russia klepan
You forgot kane
2018-04-22 15:29
1 reply
Oh yes ez for kane also :) And for Ugin!
2018-04-22 15:30
I mean Ez for Navi ( s1mple only and just s1mple)
2018-04-22 15:33
1 reply
Mb mb
2018-04-22 15:35
Arguably best team in the world atm
2018-04-22 15:19
7 replies
Flag checks out.
2018-04-22 15:20
1 reply
Who would you put above Astralis RIGHT NOW?
2018-04-22 16:09
#58
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3
+1
2018-04-22 15:26
ast top1 world. navi beat ast. navi top0 world POGGERS
2018-04-22 15:29
1 decent tournament and you say this shit.. xD
2018-04-22 15:39
2 replies
Well I did say ARGUABLY.
2018-04-22 15:57
1 reply
ENCE arguably best team in the world rn
2018-04-22 16:47
#8
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Astralis top1 again, ez win against s1mple
2018-04-22 15:24
#9
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Europe b7ack0ut
EZ
2018-04-22 15:19
Ez
2018-04-22 15:19
#12
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Armenia cGev
Take your clothes off Morty
2018-04-22 15:19
#13
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Germany cartii
nice ez tournament win
2018-04-22 15:19
Gg, dissapointing by fnatic. I think astralis is going to take it all!
2018-04-22 15:20
#17
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Denmark Zorrondo
expected
2018-04-22 15:19
If Astralis win Navi pls Gla1ve MVP
2018-04-22 15:19
2 replies
Nah s1mple gonna get MVP but no tournament win again
2018-04-22 15:21
#78
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Czech Republic Charlie13
Or xyp9x
2018-04-22 15:33
...fak
2018-04-22 15:19
ASTRALIS
2018-04-22 15:20
GO ASTRALIS , THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD
2018-04-22 15:20
Fack...wp both teams i would of liked to see fnatic go through but lekr0 was a bot this match ;(
2018-04-22 15:20
gg, best cs we have seen in a while. If they continue this form, we might have a new era boyz!!
2018-04-22 15:20
1 reply
everyday i see that shit "new era", and everything still the same ROFL
2018-04-22 15:37
#25
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United States sundby11
expected
2018-04-22 15:20
ASTRALIS era
2018-04-22 15:20
GJ Astralis, hopefully you're back!
2018-04-22 15:20
#28
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Turkey nopaznowin
perfect performance respect astralis
2018-04-22 15:20
#29
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Poland Julka
Astralis is so good
2018-04-22 15:20
Hope S1mple press F5 and destroys all astralis team
2018-04-22 15:21
#35
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Croatia Netkov
JW had a bad day.
2018-04-22 15:21
2 replies
#57
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Hungary Shaperz
and krimz
2018-04-22 15:25
fnatic suck dick.
2018-04-22 15:37
magisk is doing great in astralis.
2018-04-22 15:21
#38
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Russia v1p3rrr
Expexted Nice comeback <3 <3 <3
2018-04-22 15:21
stronger than last year
2018-04-22 15:21
#41
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Portugal dracø
Astralis looking like the best team atm. Thanks for leaving kjaerbye LUL
2018-04-22 15:22
NiP would've turned up against them lol, embarrassing loss for fnatic, they should've went out in quarters.
2018-04-22 15:27
1 reply
#73
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United States DivoteLmao
Mad nip boi
2018-04-22 15:32
#45
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Libya nanaichini
FAK
2018-04-22 15:23
#46
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United Kingdom FEodAL
u can see the whole team didnt perform, time to take a break bois!
2018-04-22 15:23
Meanwhile, North loses a BO3 to Alternate Attax.
2018-04-22 15:23
2 replies
LUL
2018-04-22 15:25
karrigan to north, confirmed.
2018-04-22 15:38
#49
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Serbia MAESTRO55
So fu***ng excited about that Grand Finals!
2018-04-22 15:24
"KRiMZ TOP 1" LUL
2018-04-22 15:24
HELLO ASTRALIS KJAERBYE HERE CAN I COME BACK
2018-04-22 15:24
krimz is close to s1mple's level they said
2018-04-22 15:25
3 replies
s1mple can be god and win a game even if his teammates suck, krimz cant.
2018-04-22 15:28
2 replies
Ok, so what did he do vs nip?
2018-04-22 15:31
1 reply
NiP lost the game themselves, a couple of mistakes by f0rest & dennis.
2018-04-22 17:32
All of Astralis is making everybody their bitch right now. This might be s1mple's hardest 1 v 9 yet.
2018-04-22 15:25
1 reply
3vs7* , no need to thank me.
2018-04-22 15:39
KRIMZ, What happened???!
2018-04-22 15:25
1 reply
#61
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Europe KittyChamp
gla1ve & zonic's tactic revolves around shutting down opponent's star players. That's what happened.
2018-04-22 15:27
#63
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Brazil vass28
astralis top 1 by far atm
2018-04-22 15:28
Navi will win
2018-04-22 15:31
A bright example that when both of your carriers have a bad day, you need the others to step it up. That's exactly why that lineup shox wanted to gather would suck cock - once shox or kennyS has a bad day, Ex6 SmithZz and bodyy would not make up for it because they suck frags-wise. When your IGL topfrags on your map pick - you do know your fraggers have big problems. No KRiMZ & flusha playing out of their minds - no win.
2018-04-22 15:31
devveKING TOP1 gla1veMASTERMIND TOP1 Xyp9xCLUTCHGOD TOP1 magiskLURKKING TOP1 dupreehENTRYGOD TOP1
2018-04-22 15:33
#77
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Sweden Rexz
astralis on point
2018-04-22 15:33
Best team in the world. Finally.
2018-04-22 15:34
Danish era..
2018-04-22 15:43
Golden so good , look he just have minus four (-4) #FREEGOLDEN
2018-04-22 15:47
#91
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Sweden shirre
Yeah! This will be a great final. Go astralis!
2018-04-22 15:48
Stay mad fnc
2018-04-22 15:50
#94
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China LKmonstA
well play Fnatic u can't stop Astralis kingdom
2018-04-22 15:53
Krimz overrated we been knew
2018-04-22 15:55
2 replies
what tf are you talking about ?
2018-04-22 17:33
KRiMZ is like coldzera. Lekr0 and Golden serve the same purpose to KRiMZ as TACO did to cold. KRiMZ's prime is temporary, and he'll return to being an average player in a while, maybe when fnatic drops off.
2018-04-22 18:26
Astralis is getting up the Ladder again! They are climbing to get as good as they used to be!
2018-04-22 16:05
Astralis have been phenomenal this tournament, wow!
2018-04-22 16:09
1 reply
Yeah, they've upset so many teams. It's clear that they're looking forward to winning this tournament, and that the #1 HLTV spot has some competition. Have a nice day :D
2018-04-22 18:23
#106
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Norway wavybaby
gg :)
2018-04-22 16:22
Krimz haveing a bad day = easy game for any opponent unfortunately
2018-04-22 16:38
2 replies
Feelsbadman
2018-04-22 18:04
1 reply
Indeed
2018-04-22 23:37
you: "NiKo chokes in semis" also you:"KRiMZ top 2"
2018-04-22 18:22
No krimz hardcarry? No W
2018-04-22 18:50
#123
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Luxembourg alex24
fnatic throwed... it was so obvious
2018-04-23 07:13
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