Astralis dominate Optic; SK beat NiP at EPL Finals

Yossarian
May 15th, 2018 22:04

Astralis go through in the upper bracket with a convincing win against OpTic on Nuke, while SK had to edge out a victory against NiP on Inferno to do the same.

In the pistol round, Astralis had a free path toward the B site with no-one from OpTic holding ramp. René "cajunb" Borg did his best to bring the round back with three kills, but Astralis closed it out anyway.

OpTic nearly took the second round with Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke showing his prowess with the Deagle. But again, Astralis closed it out and also took the next one to make it 3-0 in spite of a valiant OpTic effort to break Astralis' advantage from the pistol round.

Magisk looked very dangerous in the first match

From there, Astralis made quick work of their compatriots despite being on the unfavored T-side, making it to 10-0 without much of a response.

The 11th round saw Nicolai "device" Reedtz and k0nfig in an intense 1v1, with the latter finally putting OpTic on the board. Emil "Magisk" Reif and the rest of Astralis put any hope of an OpTic comeback to rest, though, securing a 13-2 half-time lead.

OpTic won the ensuing pistol round on the T side but wasted the advantage in the next round, which featured an odd scout headshot from device. The standout play from Astralis continued in the 18th round, where Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth pulled off an ace in a clutch situation. It would not take long for the DreamHack Masters Marseille champions to secure the victory in this one-sided Danish derby.

Matchpage
3
16
15th May 2018
3
Nuke
16
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 14 - 16 -2 95.5 1.03
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 11 - 17 -6 87.7 0.83
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 12 - 15 -3 68.2 0.72
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 7 - 16 -9 36.8 0.46
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 5 - 19 -14 39.4 0.28
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 21 - 9 +12 107.0 1.91
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 19 - 8 +11 92.8 1.88
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 17 - 11 +6 95.1 1.45
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 16 - 9 +7 87.3 1.36
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 10 - 12 -2 61.6 0.90

SK and NiP battled it out in a much closer match on Inferno, with Marcelo "coldzera" David turning into the hero in the pistol round with a quad kill against the Swedish invasion on A.

Dennis "dennis" Edman matched his feat in the next round, managing 4 kills with the CZ-75 that led to a diffuse, making the score even. NiP made it to 3-1 with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg getting another quad kill, the third one in only 4 rounds.

The two teams wrestled for control all the way to the end of the first half, which ended with a 8-7 scoreline in favour of SK.

SK beat NiP in a close match

The Brazilians won the pistol round after moving to the CT side and took the match to 12-8. dennis answered back in the next round with three kills, which NiP capitalized on, bringing the deficit to a solitary round.

SK tightened up their defence and hit match point at 15-12, but could not deal the finishing blow, letting the lead slip as the North Americans went on a three-round streak to take the game to overtime.

coldzera's side won the first two rounds of overtime after retaking the A site, and were looking confident and happy until NiP took a round. The Brazilians ended up fending off another comeback attempt from the Swedes and in the end won the match, 19-16.

Brazil
Matchpage
19
16
15th May 2018
Sweden
19
Inferno
16
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 32 - 21 +11 89.9 1.41
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 26 - 24 +2 88.9 1.23
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 21 - 22 -1 73.4 1.05
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 23 - 25 -2 68.2 0.95
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 20 - 24 -4 62.2 0.87
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 29 - 22 +7 82.4 1.20
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 25 - 24 +1 86.8 1.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 22 - 24 -2 71.2 0.98
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 22 - 29 -7 66.3 0.86
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 18 - 23 -5 56.7 0.73
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
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Poland HotMuslim 
Good game by all teams (besides optic). SK got really lucky winning both pistols and almost lost the game XD Astralis gonna smash them.
2018-05-15 22:05
#9
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-05-15 22:05
Expected.
2018-05-15 22:06
Expected
2018-05-16 06:35
#61
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Denmark peterborgiass 
Expected
2018-05-16 13:39
Lol
2018-05-15 22:05
Expected
2018-05-15 22:05
Nah, they should closed the game earlier, but REZ was saving NiP
2018-05-15 22:07
#36
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Portugal LilGangsta 
True, he is playing really well.
2018-05-15 22:21
#38
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Brazil OLIVEIRA_MHN 
+1
2018-05-15 22:21
#22
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Brazil OLIVEIRA_MHN 
Astralis can even win the best of 3, but it will not smash SK
2018-05-15 22:10
#27
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Poland HotMuslim 
they will completly destory SK
2018-05-15 22:12
#31
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Brazil OLIVEIRA_MHN 
we'll see
2018-05-15 22:16
#32
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Poland HotMuslim 
when will they play? today or tomorrow?
2018-05-15 22:16
#51
shox | 
France mythhhhhh 
tomorrow 10 pm i think
2018-05-15 23:03
ez 4 Astralis
2018-05-15 22:21
#45
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Brazil OLIVEIRA_MHN 
the game may even be easy, but it will not be VERY easy, SK will not be smashed
2018-05-15 22:27
16-8 in ovp or inf
2018-05-15 22:33
Yeah. Astralis are going to smash SK.
2018-05-15 23:47
#56
Nifty | 
Slovakia dessenzy 
Lol dude they will completly smash sk look at how badly sk playing literally almost throw a game to tier 3 team and im nip fanboy who says that they get lucky af
2018-05-16 02:18
#30
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Brazil Alexandeer 
Expected from bomberman
2018-05-15 22:15
#37
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United States ascendaNt_88 
monkaS
2018-05-15 22:21
XD
2018-05-15 22:27
#2
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United States ascendaNt_88 
EZ Clap
2018-05-15 22:04
#3
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
3rd
2018-05-15 22:04
Gg
2018-05-15 22:04
Optic really has potential in the core three of Konfig, canjunb and jugi I hope they get their structure sorted out and bring gade up to par because they could really be a top 8 team I'm also wondering what the hell they were thinking picking nuke
2018-05-15 22:06
#50
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Portugal VascoRB 
+1
2018-05-15 22:54
Agree on the part picking nuke. What were they thinking.
2018-05-15 23:09
-get right
2018-05-15 22:05
#7
Snax | 
Germany kLAbu$ztA 
lel
2018-05-15 22:05
sk fans back from hiding
2018-05-15 22:05
#20
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Brazil erfur 
Where are you when they were winning? The same case
2018-05-15 22:07
fair enough, these threads are literally too much tho, not a sk fan neither a hater but i do know the sheer amount of threads now can be twice the amount of threads created by haters when sk lose
2018-05-15 22:10
#28
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Brazil erfur 
Im not a retarted thay create this kind of topics... most of all are fakeflaggers...
2018-05-15 22:12
Nope, sk haters are worse 50comments on this thread-no toxic brazilians But whenever sk loses , haters come and the thread reachs +200 comments easily, haters are always worse
2018-05-16 00:53
Danish CS LUL oh wait
2018-05-15 22:05
#14
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
Nice... GG!
2018-05-15 22:05
#15
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Poland Astoner55 
Nice try NiP :<
2018-05-15 22:05
#16
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
get_right FeelsBadMan
2018-05-15 22:05
which featured an odd scout headshot scout from device scout twice xD
2018-05-15 22:06
Alright, the shot wasn't THAT awesome. Fixed it.
2018-05-15 22:08
#60
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Spain N0Love 
Which weapon, again?
2018-05-16 12:02
#25
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Poland Marcines 
baitzera is back
2018-05-15 22:10
Baitzeraaa fragged 30!! Letsgo mai boisss Ez 4 SK
2018-05-15 22:19
ez for GOATZERA
2018-05-15 22:25
#47
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Brazil razorheadd 
hard to beat sk when cold is on fire
2018-05-15 22:32
#49
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
sk beat ... whuuuuuuuuuuuuut
2018-05-15 22:37
#53
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
-FalleN +TACO already ffs.
2018-05-15 23:34
#57
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Australia g11 
Trashtic
2018-05-16 04:37
whenever coldzera performs, SK wins !!
2018-05-16 10:19
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