FaZe stun Astralis 3-0 to win IEM Sydney

FaZe have won the 2018 edition of IEM Sydney after defeating Astralis on three close maps.

The title decider kicked off on Cache, which began at a frantic pace. FaZe drew first blood on the back of a triple-kill from Håvard "rain" Nygaard, but Astralis hit back immediately and eventually took the lead after capitalising on their opponents' double eco.

After getting their economy back on track, FaZe responded with a five-round streak, forcing Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander to call a tactical pause. Eleven rounds into the game, Nicolai "device" Reedtz still had to pick up a kill, but then he finally stepped up to the plate and helped his team to win back-to-back rounds with some crucial kills. It looked like this would be an 8-7 half, but Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács pulled off a sensational 1v2 clutch on the A site to reassert his team's dominance in the game.

Down 5-10, came out of the break looking much livelier and started racking up rounds, eventually levelling the score at 12-12 following a 1v3 clutch from Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth on the B site. The Danish team would go on to claim two map points but could not convert, allowing FaZe to take the game into overtime.

FaZe maintained the new-found momentum and won three of the first four rounds of overtime to hit map point. Astralis still made one final push in an effort to equalise the score, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen clutched a 1v2 to put the game to bed.

FaZe won back-to-back overtime games

Next up was Overpass, where Astralis got out to a quick 3-0 lead following a near-flawless T pistol round. After getting their economy in order, however, FaZe instantly won three in a row, and they held strong even after losing to a very weak buy from the Danes. karrigan's men shut down any chances of Astralis stringing rounds together or building up an economy, and went into the break with a 10-5 lead.

Now playing on the CT side, Astralis got off to another great start, winning three of the opening four rounds of the half to bring the deficit to three. FaZe upped the pace and won three rounds in a row, but then they struggled to find a way past the Astralis defence. A triple kill from karrigan in a post-plant 3v3 put FaZe on two map points, but, just like on Cache, they could not deal the finishing blow, with Astralis bagging the final rounds to force overtime.

The first overtime did not determine a winner as the two teams cancelled each other out. In the second half, Astralis still fought back after losing three rounds on the offensive side, but a trio of kills from Nikola "NiKo" Kovač sealed the deal for FaZe, who were now just one map away one victory.

Astralis wasted a 10-0 lead on Train

Train, the map that followed, quickly turned into a massacre. FaZe, who began the game on the offensive side, simply could not break through the defence and kept losing all aims duels, with the scoreline quickly hitting 10-0 in Astralis' favour.

A 1v3 clutch from GuardiaN then breathed some life into FaZe's players, with the European mixture going on to win three more rounds before the end of the half to keep their comeback hopes alive.

FaZe came out of the break full of confidence and won the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos to cut the gap to just six rounds. After buying up, Astralis immediately won back-to-back rounds, but then they were caught off-guard by an Richard "Xizt" Landström flank as they tried to push the inner site.

That was the start of a great run from FaZe, who step up a strong defence and instantly countered Astralis' 14th round, not letting the Danes hit map point. Every time that the Terrorists seemed to be in control, rain was there to deny them, with FaZe stringing six rounds together en route to a 16-14 finish to earn their first title of 2018.

Matchpage
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6th May 2018
19
Cache
17
22
Overpass
20
16
Train
14

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 90 - 65 +25 86.1 1.28
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 83 - 78 +5 81.5 1.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 79 - 74 +5 76.4 1.10
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 66 - 73 -7 72.1 1.02
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 59 - 76 -17 62.0 0.86
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 88 - 78 +10 81.4 1.19
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 75 - 71 +4 79.6 1.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 72 - 71 +1 70.2 1.02
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 67 - 76 -9 74.9 0.97
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 63 - 82 -19 68.1 0.88

IEM Sydney 2018 final standings:

1. - Europe FaZe - $100,000
2. - Denmark Astralis - $42,000
3-4. China TYLOO - $20,000
3-4. Europe mousesports - $20,000
5-6. Sweden fnatic - $10,000
5-6. Australia Renegades - $10,000
7-8. France G2 - $6,000
7-8. United States Cloud9 - $6,000
9-12. Australia ORDER - $5,000
9-12. Australia Grayhound - $5,000
9-12. United States NRG - $5,000
9-12. Korea MVP PK - $5,000
13-16. Australia Legacy - $4,000
13-16. Brazil SK - $4,000
13-16. Singapore BOOT-d[S] - $4,000
13-16. Australia Chiefs - $4,000

More to follow...

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1167
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1136
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
RAINMONSTA
2018-05-06 11:43
GG Astralis overrated, lose 3-0 to a team with stand-in. Very sad, very overrated. Faze is the best team in the world.
2018-05-06 11:44
#10
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
Astralis why 10 = 14-16 wtf
2018-05-06 11:44
too cocky
2018-05-06 11:44
wow
2018-05-06 11:44
so fuckin eZ man hahahah
2018-05-06 12:15
they had a 2-round-difference on every map. it could have gone the other way easily
2018-05-06 13:28
Choke on train
2018-05-06 15:23
#75
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
Look at every map result and say that again lol This was very close and only was able to happen because of GuardiaN going insane across all maps.
2018-05-06 11:46
#97
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Ukraine leg0_0leg 
It's not an excuse, u lost and that's all.
2018-05-06 11:48
ASS_trash_lis, fuck yeah lets go faze.for all the haters ,that's faze clan for you. P.S. no olof , still ez
2018-05-06 11:51
Ikr asstralis fans were so cocky and now they choked 3 maps in a row against a team with a stand-in. LUL Edit: FaZe deserved this win!
2018-05-06 11:59
i lost? funny, don't remember being there and I don't know why I should have the need to search for excuses.
2018-05-07 18:48
#428
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Ukraine leg0_0leg 
"You", I mean your team (Astralis), and that thing about Guardian looked like an excuse of lose 0:3.
2018-05-08 14:11
#101
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Germany currrro 
+1
2018-05-06 11:49
#149
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Denmark JEBO 
These comments are more toxic than Konfig xD
2018-05-06 11:56
Mousesports would've given a better fight like maybe 3-1 or even 3-2 with 3 being faze ofcourse .Dupreeh needs to get his aim back
2018-05-06 12:14
lmao yup
2018-05-07 18:48
excuse, like SK.
2018-05-06 12:00
Dupreeh was completely off
2018-05-06 12:25
#260
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Poland Coldharbour 
It wasn't as one-sided as it seems, all 3 maps were extremely close and the whole game could easily go 3-0 for astralis.
2018-05-06 12:41
How can u say astralis is overrated when they are still winning everything without having best player from every country ? Well not guardian because S1mple>Guardian . How come faze just won this one and obviously barely won it ... Iem oakland ? Oups nip with 2 new players won that and we keep going to boston ? Cloud9 won that .. why are you even saying that in front of just cheering for them while device is in pain 90% of the time . Lets see how many more tournaments will you get this year !
2018-05-06 13:23
TF man, i know they don't have skill, but their teamwork is great and their strats are also good. Faze IS the overated, they lose against Tyloo by 1 map, and you call that The Best Team???
2018-05-07 02:26
bruh say that when faze at full potential "OLOF" xirt is temp new member they just training only 1 and half week and win this game LUL
2018-05-11 20:04
#6
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
Xd
2018-05-06 11:43
ez for faze
2018-05-06 11:45
Plasticfazefangays are cancer
2018-05-06 12:53
#303
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2018-05-06 14:17
total rekt
2018-05-06 11:44
Guardian mvp
2018-05-06 11:44
Lul astralis ...lost to a team with stand-in..lul lul lul
2018-05-06 12:02
NiK0K0 (koko in portuguese means shit. Haha n1)
2018-05-06 16:30
Astralis sadly most overrated team in 2018 after C9 Faze played well with a stand-in. Best team in the world right now.
2018-05-06 11:44
Im not a faze fan, but I like a lot rain and guardian, and karrigan looks a nice guy.. as Xizt made realy good this tournament. All I can say is that faze realy looks strong, got 2 finals and lost and now they won.. mentality is there for sure.
2018-05-06 11:51
true but i wont be surprised if they go out in group in the next event lol
2018-05-06 11:52
Im a faze fan and i cant say your wrong..
2018-05-06 14:43
Why though? They've got some momentum going tbh
2018-05-06 15:42
trust me
2018-05-06 15:51
#4
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South America IFK 
gg
2018-05-06 11:43
#5
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Germany Lifant 
unlucky
2018-05-06 11:43
GG
2018-05-06 11:43
#8
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Korea XignToppestPro 
EZ
2018-05-06 11:43
#9
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Spain Alser 
wow unexpected wp
2018-05-06 11:43
GG FAZEEE
2018-05-06 11:43
#12
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Singapore HLTVNoob 
eZaF
2018-05-06 11:44
1st title in 2018 finally. xD
2018-05-06 11:44
#16
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Germany Vini_1337 
gg ez
2018-05-06 11:44
This was not expected at all, both in terms of the winner and how close it was. I'm glad karrigan's haters will shut the fuck up at least for a couple of weeks. I'm sad that xizt wants to be a caller, he fits this team more than olofmeister. NiKo was right about the real face.
2018-05-06 11:44
#106
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Sweden ConaN007 
+1 He's a better support player than olof imo
2018-05-06 11:49
-1 olof definitely best support player than xizt. He can awp, clutcher, great pistol player. With him faze easily in every final. With xizt they need to bring niko and rain to do much more in final. Its not xizt that won them the final. B4 this final xizt always bottomfragging and not done so much impact. But im glad he done a good job in final.
2018-05-06 11:56
> With him faze easily in every final hltv.org/matches/2321092/faze-vs-virtusp.. Let's be real - olofmeister is not a support player, it's like to make NiKo or Magisk a support player.
2018-05-06 11:59
He be given that role support/lurker. Also xizt not support player before. Pls read the interview with xizt. Tq
2018-05-06 12:02
xizt fits the role better, otherwise FaZe wouldn't defeat Astralis
2018-05-06 12:03
Then can u explain how olof manage to bring them to 3 tier 1 tournament title. And help them go 5 final. Its olof fault when then lose at final and while he sometimes carry them to final. Haha by your logic xizt is irrelevant when after this they struggling again
2018-05-06 12:06
with olofm they had won 0 bo3 against the best team in the world in that period (SK) with xizt they defeated the currently best team in the world
2018-05-06 12:08
Yeah read again. Can you see how niko and rain perfomance that time? Oh sorry its always olof fault. That was funny mate how you put all the blame to olof with ridiculous facts. And its only 1 final ffs. Haha
2018-05-06 12:11
coldzera with and without taco? how a support player plays may affect the others' performance
2018-05-06 12:14
Yeah. That prove my logic there. How everything is affect each other and not to blame 1 single player. Thanks mate. Its only 1 final. I hope u also the same person who dont -xizt when faze struggling again.
2018-05-06 12:16
at least they have that 1 final with olofm SK fucked them in every bo3
2018-05-06 12:25
Yeah with olof they go 1 spot. Sk is their kryptonite. And sk is not the best team that moment. By your logic g2 is top team atm when sk never won a bo3 against them. And cloud9 also fuck sk twice in big tourney. Come on you started to make no sense. Haha
2018-05-06 12:37
SK dominated in that period, G2 did not
2018-05-06 12:38
<sk <dominate when they are not meeting faze at the final where faze winning 3 title b4. That time cs was so random. And shame to faze when they got much more final than sk but still not winning it. Hopefully faze will consistently dominating the scene since xizt the better support player are with them. Haha
2018-05-06 12:41
how many finals faze got to after playing a bo3 against SK?
2018-05-06 12:43
Told you sk is their kyptonite. Same like sk-g2. And niko rain is choking so hard. It was disgusting to watch imo.
2018-05-06 12:45
xizt > olofm
2018-05-06 12:46
I dont want to put link about xizt when bottom at board. Its just disrespect him. But u can find it easily here by yourself.
2018-05-06 12:04
a support player is not supposed to be a madfragger
2018-05-06 12:06
Well say that to xypyx. He dont be madfragger he just step out when others dont. U cant blame him when he just being a better player in server at that time.
2018-05-06 12:08
any more example? xyp9x is unique
2018-05-06 12:09
Well olof is unique also. You can see why xizt insist on being igl. He in interview know the struggle to be support player and to fill the gap that olof. He just have good final. But good tournament? Nah even karrigan as igl is better player than him.
2018-05-06 12:14
they both "struggle" in that role, but xizt turned out being more successful
2018-05-06 12:15
Hahahaha. Are u serious mate. Did u really see how xizt wanna throw overpass so bad. Luckily guardian was there with niko and rain aswell.
2018-05-06 12:18
so 1 final does not mean shit to you, but 1 map definitely does xd
2018-05-06 12:26
Yeah given so many facts here provided by hltv yet u are talking about this final. I have to go down to your iq and start to reply to you the way you would understand. And i really hope in future when this faze guy in struggle. And faze -xizt +other player. U still stand behind xizt and not saying shit like new player is better support than xizt it will be funny though.
2018-05-06 12:34
yeah everybody that disagrees with you has low iq nice defensive position, no more arguments - just offensive words come back after finding any real arguments ;-)
2018-05-06 12:35
Come back when xizt won another 2 title with faze.
2018-05-06 12:38
xizt - 2 LANs, 1 won olofm - 12 LANs, 3 won so comparable
2018-05-06 12:41
Could u compare it after they get same amount tourney with faze? You do know right olof about olof 1st title with faze?
2018-05-06 12:43
not defeating a dominating team in bo3s says enough about olofmeister "successfulness"
2018-05-06 12:45
And astralis are not dominating the scene iether. Faze with olof manage to go final defeating a team who defeating your mighty sk who arr currently dominated the scene at m by your logic. Haha
2018-05-06 12:47
Astralis fucked fnatic and mousesports, previously they fucked Na`Vi.
2018-05-06 12:47
#248
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Bulgaria ExpR4ind 
Xizt >>> olof stfu mad kid Xizt 1 Olof 0
2018-05-06 12:31
Pls comeback here when they faze is struggling with xizt. Would like to here about your expert opinion.
2018-05-06 12:48
Struggle like against Virtus.Pro at V4?
2018-05-06 12:49
Yeah. Imo it might get even worse. Save your words for future men. You gonna need that. Haha i rest my case.
2018-05-06 12:50
FaZe defeated a dominating team with xizt, something they had done 0 times with olofmeister. Deal with it.
2018-05-06 12:52
yeah yeah yeah. Always blame it to olof. See you again later boy. Lol
2018-05-06 12:57
open your eyes and see FaZe's success with xizt
2018-05-06 12:59
Now you see when guardian and rain not perfoming. Well it is just the same faze with olof.
2018-05-20 03:44
xizt at least may help with new calls
2018-05-20 10:31
You talking none sense. Changing the weakest player on FaZe should not kill the team. The fact they beat astralis with that change only speaks to how strong their core is, xizt did his part by not getting in their way that much. And astralis isn't a dominating team, their peak performance is no where close to the peak of SK or FaZe. Astralis will never be a dominating force, I actually just said that 2 weeks ago ( hltv.org/news/23384/astralis-beat-navi-t.. )
2018-05-06 14:23
> xizt did his part by not getting in their way that much What else would you like him to do?
2018-05-06 14:29
Right bro...well said
2018-05-07 11:40
It’s hltv nobody is going to shut up ever
2018-05-06 16:20
gg
2018-05-06 11:44
lucky shitaze karrigan monkey undeserved
2018-05-06 11:44
#92
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Salty astralis fanboy, astralis overated, 3-0 by faze with a stand in???
2018-05-06 11:48
idgaf i cheers everone who playing vs shtaze lul
2018-05-06 11:48
#122
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Kids mindset
2018-05-06 11:51
#144
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Russia Ypp1 
3-0 but game was very close, and xist was good, what are u talking about??
2018-05-06 11:55
#148
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Yep that what im saying to that salty astralis fanboy,but astralis did good,2 match to overtime, respect to matured astralis fans
2018-05-06 11:56
coz all faze fans are kids :DDDD
2018-05-06 11:58
#231
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Say the salty astralis fanboy
2018-05-06 12:16
Ass_trash_lis lul 3-0
2018-05-06 11:57
#161
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Yep astralis choke this time,but let have respect to them for having close results on all 3 match haha
2018-05-06 11:58
Lol xd ...for the first time I supported faze and they did
2018-05-07 11:28
How can it be lucky? Mentality has been shown.
2018-05-06 11:51
#188
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Korea XigNw0w 
Asstralis Fluke9 Virtus.premier Skcuse
2018-05-06 12:03
shitaze
2018-05-06 12:04
#195
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Korea XigNw0w 
Mad cut better one won, result tells it all alone.
2018-05-06 12:05
if i carried
2018-05-06 12:06
#201
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Korea XigNw0w 
Carrier
2018-05-06 12:06
#342
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Europe darkencsgo 
cry is free
2018-05-06 18:30
hahaha so mad
2018-05-06 12:07
Omg
2018-05-06 11:44
#22
STYKO | 
Europe jjohny98 
GuardiaN MVP !!!
2018-05-06 11:44
If s1mple were here
2018-05-06 11:44
#112
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Sweden ConaN007 
They would go out in the groups stage
2018-05-06 11:50
#137
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
if faze and navi were both in finals they would both be second and s1mple would get MVP
2018-05-06 11:53
Elementary watson
2018-05-06 11:55
+1
2018-05-06 16:43
#23
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India Ad1_KaM 
GodXizt! :)
2018-05-06 11:44
Wow, they prepared this article xD
2018-05-06 11:44
They always do, comes out 5-10 min after the games ends
2018-05-06 12:30
#26
rain | 
Czech Republic CyberBOT 
Great Final match, although astralis struggled a bit in the end
2018-05-06 11:44
dupreeh yesterday "we are going to win 3-1" gets 0-3 instead ECKSDEE
2018-05-06 11:44
#29
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Greece rusty1 
gg
2018-05-06 11:44
2 IGL NEW META
2018-05-06 11:44
He is “IGL” nominally but he didn’t leadding a single game in FaZe
2018-05-06 14:34
what?
2018-05-06 18:54
#356
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North America 1aurora 
xizt did what he does best, rifle. he helped karrigan a little bit with calls, but he was mostly a rifle
2018-05-07 04:22
#32
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Belarus SalkKko 
Why not
2018-05-06 11:44
#33
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
are there some aces up your sleeve? FaZe: Yes
2018-05-06 11:44
#35
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Serbia Gavro 
LUCKY
2018-05-06 11:44
Admittedly a very tight match but still wanted a five mapper. DISAPPOINTED.
2018-05-06 11:44
#39
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
Good game to Astralis!
2018-05-06 11:44
#40
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Oceania nobrac 
Faze2g.. Definitely better with xizt then with olof..
2018-05-06 11:44
#41
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Poland cGev 
Faze ☝️
2018-05-06 11:44
legends
2018-05-06 11:44
#43
Turkey ao1 
what a game
2018-05-06 11:44
eZaF
2018-05-06 11:44
gg
2018-05-06 11:44
#47
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Greece Phlebas117 
EZ FOR XIST
2018-05-06 11:44
So easy for FaZe... Astralul pathetic once again :)
2018-05-06 11:44
Fixed, article already prepared
2018-05-06 11:45
Guardian MVP
2018-05-06 11:44
Not stun, Rekt.
2018-05-06 11:45
Faze still bad. Losing to tier3000 teams
2018-05-06 11:45
Better than G2, didn't even make it to the playoffs. Stop being salty
2018-05-06 11:58
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA -500 points for Astralis now
2018-05-06 11:45
#54
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
BRUTAL SAVAGE REKT
2018-05-06 11:45
BotsTralis
2018-05-06 11:45
#57
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Korea dev1sta 
n
2018-05-06 11:45
#58
Boo | 
France mbl4 
I've never seen a 3-0 so close
2018-05-06 11:45
Faze really Up ! GG to both team
2018-05-06 11:45
#61
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Japan Jotaro 
Its gonna be funny when astralis will be 1 still because hltv is biased
2018-05-06 11:45
#62
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Very close GG WP
2018-05-06 11:45
#63
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
FAZE UP!
2018-05-06 11:45
Mousesports deserved that win :P
2018-05-06 11:45
#65
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Norway insy 
What a fucking game... GG..
2018-05-06 11:45
Cyka blyat! This is SUPER EASY!
2018-05-06 11:45
if navi participated, they took 2nd place
2018-05-06 11:46
Danes showed once again that they have strong aims and weak minds. They lost that game in their heads. Mentally not ready to deal with problems, again. Grow some balls Astralis
2018-05-06 11:46
Not necessarily. That was just faze outaiming them. They were pretty strong mentally but lost the important duel hence they lost with a 2 round difference on all maps.
2018-05-06 12:21
#259
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Denmark Fonder 
Well, FaZe's luck they got a Danish caller..... but then again, Astralis couldn't see the potential in Finn's twisted mind, when they let him go lol. Danish public television followed Astralis (to the stars) some time ago and made some great documentary, that showed how and why Astralis booted Finn (Karrigan).
2018-05-06 12:38
#69
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Germany Kaidixdeh 
WTF
2018-05-06 11:46
GUARDIAN MVP! XIZT WAS IMPRESSIVE! NIKO DIDNT CHOKE! FAZE UPPPPPP!!
2018-05-06 11:46
#71
device | 
China az514k 
lol olof is the problem
2018-05-06 11:46
#74
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Poland Astoner55 
Guardian the MVP!
2018-05-06 11:46
#76
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Netherlands Rasierer 
Im so happy for Xizt goddamn
2018-05-06 11:46
#167
Jame | 
CIS ZILTOID 
same, he really deserved this, also, i think he fits in the role a lot better than olof, i secretly wish they keep him instead
2018-05-06 11:59
#218
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Netherlands Rasierer 
Olof was the player that made very important decisions on how the round played out and what to do next, especially on the t-side. With now having Karrigan and also Xizt being an experienced in-game leader those mid-round decisions have become a lot better I feel.
2018-05-06 12:11
so if Counter strike is 6 man per team, with olof Faze is invincible. or just ask Xizt to become a coach. Maybe
2018-05-06 14:17
10-0 WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF XDDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD
2018-05-06 11:46
EZ for GuardiaN best AWP in the world.
2018-05-06 11:47
Rain TOP 1! XIZT TOP 1! Karrigan TOP 1! NiKo TOP! GUARDIAN TOP 1! FAZE TOP 1! TOO FAKIN EZ.
2018-05-06 11:47
#81
device | 
Denmark nev1ce 
unluko maluko -.-
2018-05-06 11:47
Both teams played well, gg good match.
2018-05-06 11:47
#83
GuardiaN | 
India appi 
ez
2018-05-06 11:47
s1mple MVP?
2018-05-06 11:47
#90
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Latvia Tibro 
s1mple mvp still xDDD but gg unexpected nice one
2018-05-06 11:47
#85
Jame | 
Indonesia gryphon_ 
Ok.. I pull my words. WP Faze
2018-05-06 11:47
congratulations
2018-05-06 11:47
#89
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
Well played boys
2018-05-06 11:47
Kick 3-0
2018-05-06 11:48
#94
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China slar 
ezcs -olofmeister +xizt
2018-05-06 11:48
how fast do they write these
2018-05-06 11:48
#96
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
OLOF WAS THE PROBLEM LUL
2018-05-06 11:48
#99
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Vietnam rollofocker 
nice faze, deserved win. if you kick xizt now you got to be really stupid!!!
2018-05-06 11:50
im confused
2018-05-06 11:49
#102
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Ukraine w1nth 
ASTRALIS FANS, WHAT NOW???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA
2018-05-06 11:49
No fans of Astralis to respond xDDDDD
2018-05-06 11:49
#111
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Ukraine w1nth 
+437565456552378467846482365792851251
2018-05-06 11:50
Hello :) That was a good final, too bad it wasn't Navi instead of FaZe ;D
2018-05-06 11:56
#160
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Ukraine w1nth 
what you talking about? NaVi era is about to start. They'll win EPL, ESL Cologne, FACEIT Major and the next 24 LANs. Then Zeus and Edward retire, they hire new Ukrainian talent and win 4 more Majors with s1mple 2.54 rating and 4 MVP medals. I'm calling it now.
2018-05-06 11:58
Thanks for the laugh! I needed that you know hahahahaha........
2018-05-06 12:00
#176
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Ukraine w1nth 
expected from Nifty fan. It will happen :]
2018-05-06 12:01
a classic young and stupid type of comment, ie. another laugh hahahahaha.....
2018-05-06 12:04
#190
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Ukraine w1nth 
lmao, ever heard of sarcasm?
2018-05-06 12:04
LOL, you are a comedian! hahahaha....
2018-05-06 12:06
It was a very close game and I think Astralis were overconfident in taking this grandfinal so it fucked them big time Also still v tisyachu Raz luchshe chem rojdennie sosat' ili s1mple vincere
2018-05-06 11:55
#152
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Ukraine w1nth 
NaVi = luchshaya SNG komanga. s1mple = #1 mira. Ne soglasen - poshel nahui :DDDDD
2018-05-06 11:56
yes, and FaZe knew they had to step up at the same time, a recipe for a disaster as we know FaZe can do it
2018-05-06 12:05
#104
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
Ez Af
2018-05-06 11:49
I never for a second thought Astralis would win this. Astralis are such a boring and tactical team getting carried by new members each time. If it isnt Magisk and Glaive it was Kjaerbye. Just kick Device already, you don't win games with exit kills and safe plays
2018-05-06 11:49
"astralis are such a boring and tactical team" > boring > tactical pick one.
2018-05-06 11:50
#215
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Romania Iosif 
Why should he pick one? Tactical is boring...Chaotic and based on individuals is not boring
2018-05-06 12:10
Never. Astralis is a solid team. However Faze kept their calm and didnt choke this time.
2018-05-06 12:09
3-0 looks dominant, but in reality it was an incredibly close game. WP faze.
2018-05-06 11:49
Correct
2018-05-07 04:33
#108
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Germany Kaidixdeh 
NeverGetTired gets triggered lul.
2018-05-06 11:49
#110
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Romania rolandroly 
gg, gj xizt <3 WP FAZE CLAN
2018-05-06 11:49
ASSTRALIS
2018-05-06 11:50
#432
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Europe poseidoon 
you are very funny like 100000 other people who say this ^^
2018-05-08 20:00
#114
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Really nice series. 3 really close maps :) well played by faze. Gotta admit im really surprised astralis lost. Looked like that OT loss on map 1 triggered them hard. Also guardian not only played amazing, he carried hard in the clutch. Wp :)
2018-05-06 11:53
s1mple mvp
2018-05-06 11:50
so ez
2018-05-06 11:50
#118
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Indonesia kiryuki 
TYLOO > SUCKTRALIS
2018-05-06 11:50
ez for carrygan olof:!
2018-05-06 11:51
#123
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ez
2018-05-06 11:51
gg wp, seems like each map was very close
2018-05-06 11:51
#126
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Asia mocity123 
GuardiaN mvp pls
2018-05-06 11:51
GG
2018-05-06 11:52
#130
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CIS LRtx 
ASTRLULIS
2018-05-06 11:52
That's what happens when FaZe power trio delivers
2018-05-06 11:52
GG 3-0 <3 FAZE CLAN <3
2018-05-06 11:52
#134
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Poland coincc 
well deserved, mvp for guardian or niko
2018-05-06 11:53
Faze didnt choke lmao
2018-05-06 11:55
#136
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
EZZZZ
2018-05-06 11:53
GEORGEWASHINGTON FAZE FLAIR LUL
2018-05-06 11:53
GG WP FaZe <3
2018-05-06 11:54
#140
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
FINALLY <3
2018-05-06 11:54
#141
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
6 rounds difference, 3-0 overall. FeelsBadMan
2018-05-06 11:54
Okay how exactly do you lose to FaZe in a BO5? FaZe lost maps to Tyloo and Greyhounds, and straight up lost against Renegades. How does Astralis go from being the best in the world to losing a BO5 against FaZe in one day?
2018-05-06 11:55
#282
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Norway namsayin 
did you start watching cs last week? the players in astralis has and will always be nr.1 at choking. always.
2018-05-06 13:02
Fair point.
2018-05-06 13:07
#146
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Shame Astralis couldn't close out train and make it an epic 5 map final. Such close maps though, both teams playing brilliant CS so Astralis shouldn't go away too disappointed and FaZe shouldn't be too smug either.
2018-05-06 11:55
Great series to watch. Guardian and Xizt played great. You deserved that title boys.
2018-05-06 11:55
#155
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Russia Ypp1 
S1mple is MVP
2018-05-06 11:56
FAZE THE FUCK UP
2018-05-06 11:57
Yee,GuardiaNGOD. #FaZeUP The monster) FaZe-godsTeam
2018-05-06 11:58
Xizt played wayyyyy faking good than people had expected. And Guardian is always a beast!
2018-05-06 11:59
My play-offs predictions went good .I'm happy
2018-05-06 11:59
From almost losing to Grayhound & Tyloo to destryoing Astralis. Makes sense :D
2018-05-06 12:01
#175
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Sweden ThorinEk 
XIST even topfragging at times take that his player value just went up 200%
2018-05-06 12:01
#177
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Europe gayzera 
GUARDIAN GOD
2018-05-06 12:01
#179
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Denmark Fonder 
Not expected from my view, but very glad to see Faze finally show what they are made of. Congratz FaZe Clan, hope to see you in great shape in Cologne, gonna be awesome to be there
2018-05-06 12:02
Let's go FaZe!
2018-05-06 12:02
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW From getting beaten by Renegades to this!!Absolutely incredible I had to do irl stuff at like 13-8 at Train,it's such a shame Astralis'ss hot form didn't last long,didn't it
2018-05-06 12:02
device and glave botched cost them overpass. fcking arrogant noobs.
2018-05-06 12:02
GODIAN EZ MVP essily #1 awper
2018-05-06 12:02
GuadiaN deserves that! RAINYEEEE NIKOKOKOKO KARRILUL Xizt
2018-05-06 12:05
#198
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
u got me xD. KarriLUL
2018-05-06 12:06
Even tho those fucking xyp9x and gla1ve shits are cheating hard, faze fuck them up ezzz
2018-05-06 12:06
S1MPLE MVP EZ
2018-05-06 12:06
#204
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Norway anMu 
I guarantee you HLTV will keep Astralis #1 at 1000 points anyway xD
2018-05-06 12:07
Expected
2018-05-06 12:15
999 point bruh, obligatory -1 pts
2018-05-06 14:22
#348
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Norway anMu 
Maybe even -2 if we are lucky lol
2018-05-06 20:36
100 grand in account, Guardian is awoken and Im FaZed right now what else do you need. Astralis are FaZed as well 😂😂
2018-05-06 12:08
Of course :D? U can already calculate new top list if u want.
2018-05-06 12:15
Such a shame on hltv, when they giving mvp first to best player of tournament on rating, and then on next one giving to most impactfull playerl to winning title for his team. Please, choose the way how you choosing mvp of tournament, thank u.
2018-05-06 12:08
gg
2018-05-06 12:13
#221
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Brazil Gunzel 
lul Astralis
2018-05-06 12:13
#225
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Indonesia FriZZy09 
Tyloo pogchamp
2018-05-06 12:14
nice try Astralis, keep your heads up!
2018-05-06 12:16
#233
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
DANSKIS? OMEGALUL
2018-05-06 12:16
#235
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Norway anMu 
Give that MVP to guardian finally ffs what’s taking you so long
2018-05-06 12:17
#237
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France MIK120 
stun? jonathan e. is drunk or what xd?
2018-05-06 12:18
#246
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
xizt -7 = 1.02 rating niko +5 = 1.10 rating best player in the world? more like top exit fragger/antieco destroyer nokappa
2018-05-06 12:28
lul olofmeister was the problem
2018-05-06 12:34
#253
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
feels bad for dupreeh.
2018-05-06 12:36
#257
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Finland gouca 
Prolly the best tournament I've ever watched!
2018-05-06 12:38
#258
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United States Theabsolute 
Astralis fans.....GG EASY!!!
2018-05-06 12:38
WHERE ARE HATERS NOW
2018-05-06 12:44
gratz finally
2018-05-06 12:53
#284
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Turkey onuRRRR 
3-0 ez
2018-05-06 13:07
device wasn't doing well enough. They were going toe to toe with Faze, but if Device had showed up, it would have been totally different ball game :/
2018-05-06 13:11
#287
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Romania ASTiX 
Unluko maluko astralis to lose overtime
2018-05-06 13:20
Faze haters are quiet now lol
2018-05-06 13:34
nutty odds for a final
2018-05-06 13:43
Faze up
2018-05-06 13:44
#294
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3 
Another different event winner in 2018. Great year so far and congratulations to faze an well played Astralis
2018-05-06 13:48
FaZe actually won a final this time? :O PogChamp
2018-05-06 13:52
#296
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Yes, FaZe choked a lot of finals this year, but don't forget who are the OG chokers. :>
2018-05-06 13:54
#297
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
GGWP They should seriously consider keeping Xizt.
2018-05-06 14:11
Tyloo 1:2 Faze Faze 3:0 Astralis Tyloo > Astralis xD
2018-05-06 14:12
No it's because Tyloo's Inferno is better than Faze's . If Inferno wasn't in FaZe would probably win 2:0
2018-05-06 14:17
think about how they almost went out early
2018-05-06 14:13
FaZe back to top 1 poggers
2018-05-06 14:16
And they say it will be 3-0 Astralis LUL Nice job FaZe,my boi GodiaN was nuts.
2018-05-06 14:21
#306
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Brazil g4laxI 
FaZe is back! I would like to see Sk playing well again. It's so good watching faze x Sk finals
2018-05-06 14:22
I am hoping this for past 5-6 months after major...but every time they disappointed me
2018-05-07 11:47
ez for Guardian
2018-05-06 14:32
LMfao
2018-05-06 14:36
#313
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Germany x4m81 
unluko maluko
2018-05-06 14:39
Congrats Faze
2018-05-06 14:42
Rip Olofmeister now XD
2018-05-06 14:43
#317
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Greece knk74 
STFU H8RS FaZeUp
2018-05-06 14:46
Nice! Gg
2018-05-06 14:50
GG! Karrigan must be happy to beat his old team :)
2018-05-06 14:53
#321
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Malaysia byaIi 
gg my predict was 3-1 for faze also GuardiaN finally won grand final edit: and every game wa're very close
2018-05-06 15:06
They won 3 in 2017
2018-05-06 16:10
#330
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Malaysia byaIi 
but not guardian
2018-05-06 16:10
Yes Eleauge ESL NY ECS
2018-05-06 16:11
I won't say Olof was the problem, but this shows how a guy with positive attitude can change the dynamic of a team. Xizt made it possible.
2018-05-06 15:46
This is what i said before ..olof had to go ..they lost the final agains fnatic because of him..he had no motivation anymore
2018-05-06 17:40
i don't understand.. 1st map - 15 - 13 choke vs CZ 2nd map comeback form 14-9 to 14-14 and lose in OT 3rd mp (I did not watch it) from 10-0 to 14-16 .. omegalul old dignitas/ tsm/asralis 'mentality' is back ? = D
2018-05-06 15:53
#328
JW | 
China KillaQueen 
Faze2:1Tyloo Faze3:0Astralis Tyloo>Astralis Q.E.D
2018-05-06 16:06
#405
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Turkey darknight53 
No way...
2018-05-08 12:04
Faze can only win if sk is not in the finals. LUL
2018-05-06 16:17
Sk is not in the finals anymore ..so any other team is going to win 😂
2018-05-06 17:33
Xd
2018-05-07 11:48
Who is stunned? Astralis trash
2018-05-06 16:46
#337
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
hahaha thats wicked, best team of the century rekt by xizt
2018-05-06 16:58
#338
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United States Ubuntwo 
GG, close game with two OT and 16-14 but Astralis gotta fix that choking and learn to close out maps
2018-05-06 17:11
Damn what a shame, 3 close maps. Gratz to Faze, the win was deserved, but Karrigan pls stop having your best performances everytime you meet Astralis!
2018-05-06 18:04
They kicked him from a team that's why he wants to win against them everytime
2018-05-08 19:44
i know that, and want him to stop it!
2018-05-08 21:31
lul
2018-05-09 18:17
#343
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
Until FaZe won something
2018-05-06 18:41
Astralis era omegalul
2018-05-06 19:05
olof was the problem
2018-05-06 21:09
and thats will be so far first and last win for them in this year >.<
2018-05-06 23:38
#351
vsm | 
Brazil tibazera 
Astralis lucky getting second place in this tournament.
2018-05-07 00:20
#353
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Sweden KarlXII 
How can this thread only have 350 isch comments? lol
2018-05-07 02:28
#354
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Brazil hugoooo 
Closest 3-0 ever?
2018-05-07 03:15
#355
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United States BGS 
How many viewers did the final get?
2018-05-07 04:14
#363
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Luxembourg alex24 
160k on main stream last time i saw
2018-05-07 10:04
#383
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
That picture is so cool. Wp faze, Wp Xizt
2018-05-07 13:47
#403
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
3 close maps, it could have been a 3-0 for astralis.. but anyway GG faze.
2018-05-08 10:35
why so ez
2018-05-09 10:08
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