Astralis squeeze past Rogue in London

Astralis are now 2-0 in the FACEIT Major's New Challengers Stage after defeating Rogue 16-13 on Inferno.

Starting out on the Terrorist side, Rogue got off on the right foot, picking up a 3-0 lead after Casper "cadiaN" Møller and Daniel "vice" Kim clutched a 2v3 post-plant situation in the pistol before the Danish player added a quad-kill to his name. With their economy back on track, Astralis won a flawless gun round, but Rogue immediately responded with a strong display to go up 5-1.

The North Americans nearly won the next round as well, but Nicolai "device" Reedtz stopped them with a crucial triple-kill. Rogue went on to hit eight rounds convincingly, but then the Danish side came back to life, stringing three rounds together. However, Rogue remained calm and collected, breaking through the Danish defence fairly easily to bag a 10-5 half-time lead.

device was the highest-rated player in the server with a 1.51 rating

Rogue were eager for the victory, and, with doubles from Spencer "Hiko" Martin and vice, won their second pistol of the game. But then double kills from Emil "Magisk" Reif and device put a halt to Rogue's momentum in the subsequent round, allowing Astralis to reduce the deficit to 8-11.

The two teams then traded rounds, but Rogue's resistance was broken in the 22nd round. Astralis refused to take their foot off the gas and went on a seven round streak to lock down the map at 16-13 and enter the 2-0 pool in the New Challengers Stage.

Matchpage
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6th September 2018
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Inferno
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 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 20 - 17 +3 73.0 1.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 22 - 17 +5 73.4 1.11
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 14 - 20 -6 70.1 0.97
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 14 - 17 -3 48.9 0.79
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 11 - 22 -11 52.3 0.67
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 26 - 14 +12 94.1 1.53
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 21 - 14 +7 78.3 1.25
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 17 - 17 0 68.0 1.12
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 16 - 19 -3 67.0 0.92
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 13 - 17 -4 54.7 0.82
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
OMG this game was so close, Rogue made it really close, closer than mibr XD
2018-09-06 18:48
#7
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Sweden Unluko 
Nt
2018-09-06 18:48
+1
2018-09-06 18:49
Shitko in 2018 LUL
2018-09-06 18:49
#37
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-09-06 18:54
#40
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United States JacobSick954 
Shitko? They did good against Astralis. What do you expect from them??
2018-09-06 18:55
+1
2018-09-06 18:55
+1
2018-09-06 19:34
#13
smooya | 
United Kingdom 1ARMgod 
+1
2018-09-06 18:48
Dude did you subscribe the #1 comment? :D
2018-09-06 18:49
wtf no proof
2018-09-06 18:51
+1
2018-09-06 23:25
#2
smooya | 
United Kingdom 1ARMgod 
Oof
2018-09-06 18:47
#11
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Sweden Unluko 
{oooooof
2018-09-06 18:48
Ez comeBack for the best team ever play csgo
2018-09-06 18:47
#15
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Sweden Unluko 
True
2018-09-06 18:48
Best team that nearly gets rekt by a tier5 team
2018-09-06 18:54
Tier78*
2018-09-06 19:01
Absolutely true
2018-09-06 19:39
Nice, device brought them back
2018-09-06 18:49
#19
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Sweden Unluko 
Nuise
2018-09-06 18:48
#5
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
EZ DEVVE!
2018-09-06 18:48
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
Yes
2018-09-06 18:48
#6
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United States retraC_ 
sad
2018-09-06 18:48
It's good to have OL NA CS back into his former state XD OMEGALUL
2018-09-06 18:48
#10
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Russia GramDEL 
Gg Astralis, but Rogue did a great job
2018-09-06 18:48
Struggling against tier 78 LUL
2018-09-06 18:48
#78
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Denmark devvegod_pt2 
STILL HAD BETTER SCORE THAN MIBR LUL
2018-09-06 21:20
So what? I'm not even MiBR fan Also North 16-1 Asstralis #NeverForget
2018-09-06 21:23
#85
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Denmark devvegod_pt2 
never forget 16-1astralis liquid no point
2018-09-08 05:19
#14
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United States RyxxyR 
Nice
2018-09-06 18:48
le comeback
2018-09-06 18:48
Astralis looked undecided, confused and even afraid most of the match. I didn't quite recognize them. I'm not sure they stand any chance against Liquid in their current form. Also Astralis made just too many mistakes during the first 20 rounds or so. 5:10 during the CT half? Really, Astralis? Or maybe Rogue played well above their level except maybe Hiko.
2018-09-06 18:48
Well at least now people should stop the "Ez major for Astralis" thing cuz this didnt looked ez at all
2018-09-06 18:55
#67
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
no major is ez i think every Astralis fan knows this in the back of his mind.
2018-09-06 20:22
#20
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India |sKy| 
Ez for astralis...
2018-09-06 18:48
#21
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Respect to Rogue they played well
2018-09-06 18:48
#22
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Poland Chopus 
amazing comeback
2018-09-06 18:48
Nt rogue
2018-09-06 18:48
#25
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ez
2018-09-06 18:49
#27
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
lol
2018-09-06 18:49
so lucky Rogue made massive mistakes at holding B in the late game (always letting Astralis take the site even though it was 10 seconds left)
2018-09-06 18:49
#55
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
Well then it's no luck, Rogue are inexperienced at tier 1 events, made silly mistakes against best team in the world
2018-09-06 19:34
Yea, that's why it's luck. If they would have played vs a team which is a bit more experienced, they would've lost
2018-09-06 19:41
#64
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
But they didn't, next time it can be different
2018-09-06 20:05
#68
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
they won't get caught off-guard as much as this time thought i think on their own ct side they know the stronger opponents way better because they play them more often
2018-09-06 20:24
Not even close OMEGALUL
2018-09-06 18:51
#33
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Malaysia byaIi 
gg rogue
2018-09-06 18:52
Hiko choking again and again
2018-09-06 18:53
good game!
2018-09-06 18:53
#36
shox | 
India iejesus 
hiko it's time to retire....
2018-09-06 18:54
astralis was literally holding W the entire game
2018-09-06 18:56
I'm pretty sure they were standing still during a good part of the game
2018-09-06 19:02
a post without your applevertisement gg
2018-09-06 19:47
I don't use my signature for replies
2018-09-06 19:53
#43
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Denmark clutchkongen 
and so many threads created during the game talking shit about Astralis! nt haters.
2018-09-06 18:57
North 16-1 Asstralis #NeverForget
2018-09-06 19:03
#69
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
mouz 16-0 nOMEGALULrth
2018-09-06 20:25
still won the game lmaaao North 16-1 Asstralis #NeverForget
2018-09-06 20:40
#82
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
i like Ass though if you dont like Ass, mby u gay
2018-09-06 21:45
That molly by Rickeh was on point yet somehow it didn't burn the astralis player... Always and forever lucky team...
2018-09-06 19:00
#70
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
nt 2-0 btw at stockholm still crying?
2018-09-06 20:26
Ownt so cute
2018-09-06 20:37
#81
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
thx
2018-09-06 21:44
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2018-09-06 19:01
#53
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Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
still waiting my 15 kilos.
2018-09-06 19:22
it must be a courier problem, we have registered the package sent
2018-09-06 19:52
#62
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Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
omg, i received right now. Surely the best apples from HLTV. ++++rep
2018-09-06 19:55
#50
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Australia y23rcmtm 
Rogue played really good, they showed their potential , well done, they had australis stressing like hell. Good game boys.
2018-09-06 19:08
#51
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Switzerland Andro7789 
Just proves my point Astralis are fucking GARBAGE
2018-09-06 19:11
#71
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Chokeclan LUL
2018-09-06 20:27
#72
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Switzerland Andro7789 
"Choke clan" are allready there while Astralis need to qualify hmmm🤔🤔🤔
2018-09-06 20:29
#73
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Astralis with Snakerbye LUL
2018-09-06 20:30
#75
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Switzerland Andro7789 
But didnt they win the major with "snakerbye" and were top1 for the next 1-2 months hmmmmmmm🤔🤔🤔🤔
2018-09-06 20:32
#80
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Exactly the point. when they were top1 was not the time when the Boston major was. Chokeclan though was top1 and choked imensly vs clown9
2018-09-06 21:43
#52
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
NA CHOKE LUL
2018-09-06 19:10
hiko is so bad at playing pit / balc
2018-09-06 19:38
Well done Astralis, looked like you played around Until it mattered, and then steped up. Best in the World Astralis Best country at CS Denmark
2018-09-06 19:56
rogue is actually really good, espacially cadian
2018-09-06 20:15
#66
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Denmark Zorrondo 
NA CS OMEGALUL forever loosers
2018-09-06 20:17
The guy that keeps saying Astralis lost 16-1 to north yet let's see how north are doing here.. lost to 2 shit teams maybe #forgetthat and get a life lol
2018-09-06 22:52
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