ENCE finish off NiP; Astralis clinch playoff berth in Cologne
ENCE have eliminated NiP with a 2-0 victory while Astralis beat Cloud9 with the same scoreline to secure a playoff berth at ESL One Cologne.
Jani "Aerial" Jussila secured the pistol round for his CT-sided team with a quad-kill and ENCE made it 4-0 after winning two anti-ecos and the first weapon round. NiP responded in the fifth round with CZ75s but the Swedes were reset after losing the following round (5-1).
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||22 - 32||-10||73.1||0.80|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||25 - 36||-11||70.9||0.76|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||16 - 31||-15||47.1||0.58|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||14 - 34||-20||51.6||0.55|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||11 - 34||-23||48.6||0.47|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||39 - 17||+22||95.5||1.58|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||31 - 18||+13||83.9||1.45|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||33 - 15||+18||86.9||1.40|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||30 - 19||+11||82.7||1.39|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||34 - 19||+15||85.5||1.38|
Astralis faced Cloud9 in the Group A upper bracket semi-final which started on Mirage with Astralis on the CT-side. The Danes picked up the first two rounds but Cloud9's early buy in the third round worked, giving the North Americans their first round of the game (2-1).
Astralis were unfazed, grabbing eleven more rounds in the first half and leading 13-2 at halftime. Cloud9 had a hopeful start to the second half as they secured ten of the first eleven rounds and trailed 14-12. Astralis avoided a possible comeback and won the map 16-12.
Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth opened up Overpass with a triple kill in the pistol round, giving the CT-sided Astralis the 1-0 lead. Nicolai "device" Reedtz & company made it 4-0 with the first weapon round victory and won a 3vs5 in the fifth round to extend their lead to 5-0.
Astralis had an easy time of it on Overpass which they secured 16-1. After winning the series, they have secured a place in the playoffs. However, the Danes will play one more match in the group against the winner of mousesports vs. G2 to determine which team directly advances to the semis and which one starts from the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Cloud9 has gone down to the lower bracket.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||45 - 18||+27||102.3||1.62|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||37 - 29||+8||101.3||1.36|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||34 - 20||+14||82.4||1.24|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||35 - 24||+11||70.6||1.22|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||31 - 25||+6||71.3||1.18|