Astralis take down Liquid 2-0 to win ELEAGUE Premier 2018

Astralis have won the 2018 edition of ELEAGUE Premier after beating Liquid in a two-map series (16-5 on Inferno and 16-12 on Nuke).

It took Astralis just two hours to beat Liquid and with the ELEAGUE title - their fourth since the start of the year. The North Americans were brimming with confidence after taking down Natus Vincere in the semi-finals, but defeating the Danes turned out to be too big of a task for Nick "nitr0" Cannella's men, who were decimated on Inferno. Nuke was a much closer affair, but in the end it was business as usual for Astralis, who bring the curtain down on the tournament season with a $500,000 cheque and head into the player break still sitting at the top of the pile.

The match all started on Inferno, Liquid' map pick. Emil "Magisk" Reif opened up the action in the pistol round with a quad kill to put his team in the lead. The game quickly got out of hand for Liquid, who could not find a way through the water-tight Astralis defence.

The Danes, led by Magisk, who had amassed 15 kills by the seventh round, continued reading Liquid's attack like a book. In the 13th round, the North Americans came close to finally getting something going after planting the bomb in a 2v2, but Magisk pulled off a 1v2 clutch.

It looked like this was going to be the perfect half for Astralis, but Liquid managed to scrape a round just before half-time with a B execute.

Astralis piled more misery on Liquid after taking the pistol round thanks to a 1v2 clutch by Nicolai "device" Reedtz. The North Americans hit back immediately, however, and put together a string of rounds for the first time in the game, but their resistance would collapse in the 21st round.

Astralis beat Liquid to win another trophy

Liquid entered Nuke determined to end Astralis' impressive 14-0 streak on this map on LAN in the last six months and got out to a 3-0 lead on the CT side. Astralis then won the first full gun round without losing a single player, but Liquid hit back immediately, resetting the Danes' economy.

Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander then went huge and rescued Astralis with a 1v3 clutch to win what had been a very low buy round from his team. The Danish side followed that up with another round, bringing the deficit to a minimum, but then Liquid tightened up their defence and took a four-round lead.

With things starting to get out of control for Astralis, the Danish side picked up the pace and secured the final three rounds as Terrorists to make it a 7-8 half - the exact same half-time scoreline from the Group A winners' match.

Magisk pulled off another quad kill to shut down Liquid's split in the second half pistol round, with the Danish side following that up with two anti-ecos for a 10-8 lead. After Liquid bought up, however, the landscape of the game changed immediately, with the North Americans winning three rounds in a row to retake the lead in the game.

device would not let the game slip away from his team, and stepped up with the AWP, getting crucial picks outside to inspire Astralis to go on another run en route to a 16-12 finish.

Matchpage
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29th July 2018
16
Inferno
5
16
Nuke
12
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 45 - 24 +21 102.6 1.57
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 41 - 25 +16 81.6 1.38
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 33 - 28 +5 78.4 1.11
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 34 - 30 +4 78.8 1.09
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 26 - 26 0 58.4 1.00
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 29 - 39 -10 74.0 0.91
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 29 - 35 -6 57.2 0.84
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 28 - 38 -10 63.4 0.83
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 25 - 36 -11 64.4 0.78
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 21 - 33 -12 46.5 0.64

ELEAGUE Premier 2018 final standings:

1. Denmark Astralis - $500,000
2. North America Liquid - $200,000
3-4. Ukraine Natus Vincere - $80,000
3-4. Europe mousesports - $80,000
5-6. Brazil MIBR - $40,000
5-6. Sweden fnatic - $40,000
7-8. United States Cloud9 - $30,000
7-8. Europe FaZe - $30,000

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
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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 Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
#1
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
Astralis lucky again
2018-07-29 22:34
Its Asstralis era man, thats all
2018-07-29 22:35
expected it Dev1 mvp
2018-07-29 22:35
#33
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United Kingdom nimmyjeutron 
same
2018-07-29 22:35
#117
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Turkey Mustafa- 
BORING FINAL; Should Faze played instead of Liquid
2018-07-29 22:57
#58
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Norway Rednaxela 
Shut up you are mouse fan
2018-07-29 22:36
#52
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Denmark Takob 
nah astralis owns trump duppe is his cousin
2018-07-29 22:36
#148
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France Astyx 
They will win FACEIT Major then fall down
2018-07-29 23:17
#17
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
The best team in the world
2018-07-29 22:35
#19
GuardiaN | 
Germany xjNK 
+1
2018-07-29 22:35
#23
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
*ez for best team in the world
2018-07-29 22:35
#26
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Denmark Takob 
lucky? suck my 2.5inch dick they were super lucky
2018-07-29 22:35
#27
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Lucky? Wtf lul
2018-07-29 22:35
#100
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2018-07-29 22:49
-1 astralis best team astralis top1 gla1ve Best IGL ez 4 astralis didn't lose a single map
2018-07-29 22:36
Expected
2018-07-29 22:36
#49
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
so ez for bestest team in world.
2018-07-29 22:36
#89
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Sweden Unluko 
gg
2018-07-29 22:46
#109
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Brazil So_what 
Astralis era deal with it
2018-07-29 22:52
ggg
2018-07-29 22:34
#4
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Denmark Snadefar 
DatSheffy DENNE DatSheffy CHAT DatSheffy ER DatSheffy NU DatSheffy DANSK
2018-07-29 22:34
Expected 2-0, they are too strong
2018-07-29 22:36
EXPECTED TBH GG ASTRALIS
2018-07-29 22:34
#7
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Poland anton1oo 
Respect Liquid for that second map. Astralis era is confirmed. Best team in the world. Didn't drop a single map.
2018-07-29 22:36
#8
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Canada HansROZE 
easy
2018-07-29 22:34
#9
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Denmark Takob 
nice
2018-07-29 22:34
#10
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
so ez
2018-07-29 22:34
#10
oof | 
Luxembourg HLTVPolice 
3
2018-07-29 22:34
expected
2018-07-29 22:34
FaZe worst
2018-07-29 22:35
expected
2018-07-29 22:35
For a change
2018-07-29 22:35
gg
2018-07-29 22:35
NAF VS ASTRALIS OMEGA LUL TACO MVP VS NAVI OMEGA LUL
2018-07-29 22:35
WP
2018-07-29 22:35
#25
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
fack denmark
2018-07-29 22:35
15-1
2018-07-29 22:35
nt liquid ggwp
2018-07-29 22:35
#32
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Russia zovk 
nt twistZZZ rip taco btw
2018-07-29 22:35
#34
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Denmark mindlink 
Astralis on fire #tothestars gg
2018-07-29 22:35
#35
horvy | 
Brazil horvy 
Taco mvp
2018-07-29 22:35
ez for the GREATEST TEAM OF ALL TIME ez for the most consistent player since many years DEVICEGOD
2018-07-29 22:36
Csgo is dead
2018-07-29 22:41
Portugal scene is dead
2018-07-29 22:56
#37
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Poland Kazahi 
adad
2018-07-29 22:36
#38
paz | 
Turkey aesky 
ez
2018-07-29 22:36
:( j
2018-07-29 22:36
ez eu
2018-07-29 22:36
#42
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
shite match
2018-07-29 22:36
Wow
2018-07-29 22:36
#44
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United States SilveryoHD 
feelsbadman ://///////////
2018-07-29 22:36
device didn't choke wtf
2018-07-29 22:36
He only has 1 final choke out of 5 finals. this year Or 2 cant remember how he did on marseille
2018-07-29 22:38
#93
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Denmark Notallama 
He ended on 38-28 in the grand final vs Na'Vi in Marseille. 88 ADR and a rating of 1.31.
2018-07-29 22:47
So only one choke in grandfinals this year then Iem sydney
2018-07-29 22:49
astral luck
2018-07-29 22:36
#48
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg EZ
2018-07-29 22:36
#50
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Romania Hexcore1337 
They destroyed Liquid on Inferno but on Nuke i think liquid deserved to win
2018-07-29 22:36
#110
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Denmark mersault17 
Why?
2018-07-29 22:53
#114
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Romania Hexcore1337 
I dont know, liquid played nice on Nuke
2018-07-29 22:56
>deserved to win 12 year old communist btw deserve $50,000 government income btw
2018-07-29 23:00
A team never deserves a win unless there's a cheat or glitch, either you win or you don't...
2018-07-29 23:44
#51
Denmark en0r 
DatSheffy DENNE DatSheffy CHAT DatSheffy ER DatSheffy NU DatSheffy DANSK
2018-07-29 22:36
#53
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United States Globebuster 
luckers
2018-07-29 22:36
Device 2nd MVP, should be 3rd be he got jerked out of one, keep this up bro top 1 is yours 2018.
2018-07-29 22:36
#55
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Expected for the best team in the world rn!!! Didn't drop a single map
2018-07-29 22:36
#56
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
astra #1
2018-07-29 22:36
lucky astralis
2018-07-29 22:37
#61
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Where's the fnatic fanboy kid who claimed that Astralis wouldn't win?
2018-07-29 22:37
#65
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United States FiftyCaI 
OMEGALUL
2018-07-29 22:38
Inferno was TL map pick, wasn't it?
2018-07-29 22:38
You are right, my friend. Thanks!
2018-07-29 22:41
Its best admin?
2018-07-29 22:45
ya...the best
2018-07-30 13:17
Congratulation to liquid for not losing 16-0 lol One sided game Astralis truly worthy chnp. 🍾🙌🏻🏆 500.000$
2018-07-29 22:39
Well deserved. Liquid have a complex with Astralis.
2018-07-29 22:40
ASTRALIS top 1
2018-07-29 22:40
#70
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
HAHHAHA THAT NA CS, Liquid trash
2018-07-29 22:40
Yes
2018-07-29 22:40
#74
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Poland KasPro 
So lucky eww
2018-07-29 22:41
#77
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Russia grEminence 
Na'Vi would've done much better for sure.
2018-07-29 22:42
This is actually the beginning of an Era, unlike that "SK ERA"
2018-07-29 22:42
#131
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
or faze era or astralis era 2017
2018-07-29 23:05
Nobody really said there was a FaZe era, just they was a tournament or so away from it. Also with Astralis 2017 they was 1 round away. This however, they have dominated for 3+ months and won like...4 events?
2018-07-29 23:14
#151
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
an era cant be 3 months long no matter how dominant. an era is a long period of time defined by a certain team. u need to dominate at least 6-7 months to build an era
2018-07-29 23:20
Not really
2018-07-29 23:32
It's almost like Liquid is doing it on purpose, always make it far then never show up in the finals. RIP NA CS.
2018-07-29 22:42
#81
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Brazil kaikatsuwa 
Expected. Liquid really playing well again... however they still not have found a solution against yout "kryptonite" (All second places in this year is against Astralis...) For Astralis, waiting now the major for confirm a new era
2018-07-29 22:43
#82
ZywOo | 
Brazil rsouzadk 
Awesome match. GGWP Astralis.
2018-07-29 22:44
nice
2018-07-29 22:45
#84
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Worst final ever i seen btw, would be nice if NaVi won semies to watch great game not this freak NA show
2018-07-29 22:45
#136
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
how would navi put a bettter show if they lost to liquid ? navi isnt that good son they literally won 1 tier 1 event and they think they are ready to build an era ahahaha they would get rekt by astralis
2018-07-29 23:07
#142
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Astralis NaVi always 50on50 matchup, check statistic, not this freak show from Liquid, Navi just tilted
2018-07-29 23:11
#86
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Again BEST TEAM IN WORLD....... Big IQ Bid SKILLS Big TEAMPLAY
2018-07-29 22:46
#88
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Denmark Andycut 
Whos the MVP of tournament
2018-07-29 22:46
Device ;-)
2018-07-29 23:20
If they win the major that would be even bigger than SK/fnatic/NiP eras
2018-07-29 22:46
Ehhh they would only be able to drop like 1 more tourney this year for it to be bigger then fnatics era
2018-07-29 22:51
#138
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
if they win the major then it would just solidify an era, in no way will it be better than fnatic or nip era , and sk never had an era
2018-07-29 23:08
Magisk top 5 confirmed?
2018-07-29 22:47
Top 5 has been niko simple devve magisk and krimz/electronic for months
2018-07-29 22:56
#94
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Turkey darknight53 
Astralis lucky or wh
2018-07-29 22:47
#96
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Iceland Arag0rn 
cheatralis LUL
2018-07-29 22:48
#97
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Poland CZADzz 
Great tournament TACO!
2018-07-29 22:49
#98
f0rest | 
India shaqdc1 
Man this is what happens when you give people too much money too easily. If nip was not in major I wouldn’t have watched this major. Players are not even trying. Kind of like nba . The sport and esport I love have such pathetic competitive spirit. Sad life
2018-07-29 22:49
astralis teamplay too strong, and they have no weak players. glaive and Xyp9x are the two players separates astralis from other teams. the monster igl, doing his work n preparation while fragging well, and xyp9x can step up anytime when needed, always excel in clutch situation
2018-07-29 22:50
#111
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United States KpleeZy 
Agreed, they are insane
2018-07-29 22:55
True, only hope they can keep up this level during the upcoming major
2018-07-29 22:55
E Z F O R F A Z E
2018-07-29 22:50
#103
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Spain elskio 
Astralis the EU pride #ToTheStars
2018-07-29 22:51
ez
2018-07-29 22:52
#116
Zero | 
Czech Republic ShadyEe 
expected
2018-07-29 22:57
Liquid lucky win navi cos navi have bad day and chill cos 3 tor win
2018-07-29 22:57
wat
2018-07-29 23:06
#119
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Denmark MinorThread 
8-0 on maps... They're doing something right, ehh?
2018-07-29 22:57
As expected
2018-07-29 22:57
#121
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Denmark Fjumse 
Fucking small quiet boring crowd
2018-07-29 22:58
#123
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
device mvp
2018-07-29 22:58
wow 200k$ on second place, they don't have to be sad.
2018-07-29 23:01
#140
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
i bet they get more wage in 2 months
2018-07-29 23:10
#193
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Denmark resolut 
yeah lol runnerup here > winner at cologne (in terms of prizemoney)
2018-07-30 14:31
#130
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Poland p0wery 
ggggggg
2018-07-29 23:04
#135
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
astralis op deserved win, good for Liquid to get so far again.
2018-07-29 23:06
#144
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Finland Taynz 
Asstralis era when navi win 4 tournaments arow
2018-07-29 23:13
GG annoying but expected
2018-07-29 23:15
easy 500k congrats
2018-07-29 23:20
liquid always choke in finals
2018-07-29 23:23
#156
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Canada Surzz 
sucks to see this, but it was expected :(
2018-07-29 23:25
Wtf I went to take a shit and the tournament ended
2018-07-29 23:27
Ez for cheater xy9px and gla1ve ez for pro device
2018-07-29 23:33
To the mother fucking stars!
2018-07-29 23:34
#162
TACO | 
Brazil th$ 
Astralis is the best. Congrats for these guys :) GG
2018-07-29 23:51
+1
2018-07-30 00:23
#165
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGWP Astralis 2 stronK
2018-07-30 00:36
#168
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Brazil bandicoot 
extremely boring but gg
2018-07-30 01:19
BOTACO Again!
2018-07-30 01:35
How can people be a fan of astralis LOL. Must be the most hated team in CS history.
2018-07-30 02:14
It's normal to be hated when ur the absolute best and shit on everyone. I remember everyone was hating 2015 Fnatic and 2016 sk.
2018-07-30 07:56
No one hated fnatic. No one hated sk. Everyone hates astralis. Even when they were average.
2018-07-30 12:35
Dumb or just new?
2018-07-30 16:13
Lol I have one of the oldest accounts here
2018-07-31 02:10
so just dumb?
2018-07-31 13:00
expected
2018-07-30 02:37
#172
s1mple | 
China gyyyy 
Too strong Astralis
2018-07-30 02:40
#173
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Astralis tier 0
2018-07-30 02:56
Expected. North sucks
2018-07-30 04:12
#175
NEO | 
Pakistan LeGiT^ 
I wanted to see NaVi vs Astralis. Anyways, gratz.
2018-07-30 04:12
#176
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Australia SUNSPY 
dev1ce top 1 2018
2018-07-30 05:26
even tho astralis had that slump period, you could always see how hardcore top 1 team they are.
2018-07-30 05:34
#195
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
free money
2018-07-30 19:40
Cloud9 1-0 Team Liquid 0-2 in Majors LUL
2018-07-31 15:47
s1mple>device tho
2018-07-31 20:54
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