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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
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
#5
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Lithuania Mzeris 
fak
2018-04-22 15:19
#62
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
WOOP WOOP
2018-04-22 15:28
#11
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Lithuania Mzeris 
how are you always first
2018-04-22 15:19
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
#107
 | 
Lithuania Mzeris 
k
2018-04-22 16:25
#14
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
FAK
2018-04-22 15:19
#33
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
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
Mad Prodka
2018-04-22 15:19
#31
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
We'll see who's mad after they get banned (:
2018-04-22 15:21
Who?
2018-04-22 15:21
Oskar?
2018-04-22 15:21
#37
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
Xyp9x and glaive, this has been way too obvious.
2018-04-22 15:21
No Cheats They Are Just Good
2018-04-22 15:22
#44
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
Xyp9x is on the gear.
2018-04-22 15:23
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
Lmao calling cheats even though he's prob a silver. You have no rights to talk.
2018-04-22 15:50
Yes i Have
2018-04-22 16:00
#74
Jame | 
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
#105
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Europe tweekzter 
Of course they are not ;)
2018-04-22 16:19
#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
#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
#113
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
''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
#4
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
so ez
2018-04-22 15:19
#6
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
So ez for Na'Vi (s1mple, electronic,zeus,edward,flamie so ez)
2018-04-22 15:19
#51
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Hungary Shaperz 
Thanks, I didn't know who plays for NaVi
2018-04-22 15:24
#59
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
Np np
2018-04-22 15:27
#66
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Russia klepan 
You forgot kane
2018-04-22 15:29
#67
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
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
#81
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
Mb mb
2018-04-22 15:35
#7
HeatoN | 
Denmark zanti0z 
Arguably best team in the world atm
2018-04-22 15:19
Flag checks out.
2018-04-22 15:20
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
#96
HeatoN | 
Denmark zanti0z 
Well I did say ARGUABLY.
2018-04-22 15:57
ENCE arguably best team in the world rn
2018-04-22 16:47
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
#10
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Italy Federico1001 
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
Nah s1mple gonna get MVP but no tournament win again
2018-04-22 15:21
#78
Jame | 
Czech Republic Charlie13 
Or xyp9x
2018-04-22 15:33
...fak
2018-04-22 15:19
#20
Theia | 
Portugal ItsAvenn 
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
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
#26
zonic | 
Czech Republic Murina 
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
#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
#73
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United States DivoteLmao 
Mad nip boi
2018-04-22 15:32
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
#48
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Meanwhile, North loses a BO3 to Alternate Attax.
2018-04-22 15:23
#54
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
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
#50
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
"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
s1mple can be god and win a game even if his teammates suck, krimz cant.
2018-04-22 15:28
Ok, so what did he do vs nip?
2018-04-22 15:31
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
3vs7* , no need to thank me.
2018-04-22 15:39
KRIMZ, What happened???!
2018-04-22 15:25
#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
#79
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Best team in the world. Finally.
2018-04-22 15:34
#89
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Brazil millerjmatos 
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
what tf are you talking about ?
2018-04-22 17:33
#120
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India grinchxd 
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
#119
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India grinchxd 
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
Gla1ve MVP
2018-04-22 16:18
#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
Feelsbadman
2018-04-22 18:04
Indeed
2018-04-22 23:37
#118
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India grinchxd 
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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