Astralis edge past Na`Vi to enter 1-0 pool

MIRAA
September 12th, 2018 21:10

Astralis are off to a great start in the FACEIT Major's New Legends Stage after defeating Natus Vincere 16-14 on Inferno.

The stand-out match of the first round, featuring the top two teams in the ranking, began with a successful A execution from Natus Vincere following a trio of kills by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. The Ukrainian team followed that up with both anti-eco rounds, but Astralis fought back after buying up.

The Danish team kept a water-tight defence and cruised to a 7-4 lead after constantly shutting down the offense. A risky force-buy from Na`Vi in the next round paid off and set them up for a great run, with Egor "flamie" Vasilyev getting numerous multi-kills rounds to help his team close out the half with the lead.

Astralis beat Na`Vi in a back-and-forth game

Down 7-8, Astralis restored parity with a fast A push, with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen getting three kills to his name. The Danish team would be caught off-guard in the third round, but they hit back immediately after finding a clear path to the B site. Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth came up huge in the following round with a 1v2 clutch, punishing flamie for missing what appeared to be an easy shot with the AWP.

Astralis rode that momentum and carved out a 13-9 lead, but then they lost control of the game. Even with Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev not contributing, Na`Vi tightened up their defence and dented Astralis' economy, bringing the scoreline to 14-14. The Danish team were unwilling to let the game slip away, however, and responded with two great A executes to seal a hard-fought win that puts them through to the 1-0 pool.

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Inferno
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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 24 - 19 +5 87.9 1.30
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 22 - 16 +6 78.4 1.29
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 21 - 18 +3 71.8 1.02
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 14 - 17 -3 58.0 0.87
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 6 - 21 -15 40.0 0.57
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 24 - 17 +7 86.3 1.32
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 22 - 17 +5 77.6 1.28
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 15 - 19 -4 75.7 1.08
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 15 - 17 -2 63.2 0.93
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 15 - 17 -2 45.6 0.90
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1215
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1282
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
#1
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Portugal MSANTOS 
Edward in 2k18 LUL, FeelsNaviMan... 1st MOM I MADE IT
2018-09-12 21:11
#7
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Germany DrachenRainer 
me name yeet
2018-09-12 21:11
#28
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Next round matchups & predictions: coL vs BIG (BIG win) Liquid vs G2 (Liquid win) Asstralis vs NIP (NIP win) Vega vs Tyloo (Vega win) NaVi vs mouz (mouz win) Mibr vs C9 (mibr win) FaZe vs Fnatic (FaZe win) HR vs Winstrike (HR win) Screenshot this
2018-09-12 21:15
#64
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Germany DrachenRainer 
Lets talk about H U B S ! Oh, whats a H U B you ask? Why mad at astralis?
2018-09-12 21:20
#79
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Austria shaakeh 
E X P E C T E D
2018-09-12 21:24
#115
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
U N E X P E C T E D
2018-09-13 03:42
Why edward still plays competitive counterstrike while his age and reflections don't permit him to play.Can't he feel bad for his teammates ?A total inconsistent player..NavI definitely needs a rooster change
2018-09-13 08:21
EDWARD MVP
2018-09-12 21:11
#22
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United States johnjay 
6 kills in 30 rounds hmmm....
2018-09-12 21:11
#25
f0rest | 
Sweden Waduhek 
Casters talking about Edward and simple arguing, what were they arguing about?
2018-09-12 21:12
#58
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India Qu1cKy_0 
Edward hits knife at simples face by mistake
2018-09-12 21:17
#71
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Libya Eruptor 
That was flamie stabbing him tho
2018-09-12 21:21
#78
f0rest | 
Sweden Waduhek 
Lmao.... BTW Edward played really bad
2018-09-12 21:23
#111
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Singapore Kerk 
Ikr kick Edward add starix already
2018-09-13 00:47
#2
shroud | 
Canada HansROZE 
KICK BOT S1MPLE ALWAYS BAITING
2018-09-12 21:11
ti dolboeb?
2018-09-12 21:22
s1mple bigger baiter than cold OMEGALUL
2018-09-12 21:29
exacly
2018-09-12 21:31
#112
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Singapore Kerk 
His adr is the highest dummy
2018-09-13 00:48
#117
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Russia GramDEL 
Lol, are you so stupid that you can't see the sarcasm?
2018-09-13 06:58
Ez
2018-09-12 21:10
#4
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Europe wai7ing 
Botward needs to go
2018-09-12 21:10
but he hasnt won his major yet :(
2018-09-12 21:11
#31
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Cyprus blessdevve 
he will never win it
2018-09-12 21:12
he can go do that gambot oh wait they're disbanding LUL
2018-09-12 21:13
k
2018-09-12 21:10
6 / 21 at a Major. What a pro this lad!
2018-09-12 21:10
+1
2018-09-12 21:13
N1 ASTRALIS
2018-09-12 21:11
Best in the World Astralis
2018-09-12 21:11
4v5 and 16-14 that wasnt good game from astralis
2018-09-12 21:21
#113
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Singapore Kerk 
+1 lol
2018-09-13 00:49
#10
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Poland sthEn 
GOD Edward
2018-09-12 21:11
expected from fan of bot team
2018-09-12 21:13
#51
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Poland sthEn 
Wow, somebody actually took the bait. U mad bruh?
2018-09-12 21:16
I knew it was a bait because you're fan of a team you physically can't be a fan of.
2018-09-12 21:19
#11
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Russia san999 
nt navi
2018-09-12 21:11
ez as expected device > pimple
2018-09-12 21:11
cant kill deagle with awp "device > pimple" OMEGALUL
2018-09-12 21:14
And s1mple can’t kill device with awp when he is not even looking.. OMGLOLROFLKK
2018-09-12 21:26
24 vs 22 Nt german maths
2018-09-12 21:14
teamplayer 16:14 solokiddo
2018-09-12 21:17
ah ecovice, the legendary awper that got outdueled by a deagle twice
2018-09-12 21:15
#65
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India Qu1cKy_0 
Ohh p1mple who missed 3 easy crucial shots which lost them crucial round
2018-09-12 21:20
nt, device totally didn't get baited out 6 times before navi stormed the b bombsite
2018-09-12 21:21
#81
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India Qu1cKy_0 
Device missed that shot still astralis won that round but navi?
2018-09-12 21:24
3v5, of course that's ez
2018-09-12 21:25
So mad woman who can’t handle a beating. Hahahahahahaha
2018-09-12 21:28
0/8
2018-09-12 21:28
Umad?
2018-09-12 21:29
nice b8 acc LUL
2018-09-12 21:31
Nice cry acc LAL
2018-09-12 21:50
both are overrated
2018-09-12 21:15
#13
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Portugal S4nd 
not first
2018-09-12 21:11
New Legends are kicking ass!
2018-09-12 21:11
#15
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India Deathsytch 
GG astralis
2018-09-12 21:11
Harstyle better than edward ggwp
2018-09-12 21:11
GODstyle
2018-09-12 21:22
KOKOTI
2018-09-12 21:11
#18
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Bulgaria VPSkype 
Edward god
2018-09-12 21:11
I'd knife simple too if i ever got the chance
2018-09-12 21:17
Zlatan > Astralis
2018-09-12 21:11
Zlatan > the world
2018-09-12 21:16
#23
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
hardstyle>edward /closed
2018-09-12 21:11
Give Lukas glave mvp Best ingame Leader in the World.
2018-09-12 21:11
#26
shox | 
France dpRsCSGO 
S1mple was just to confident and did alot stupid thing
2018-09-12 21:12
missed 3 shoots with the AWP in a round for example
2018-09-12 21:13
#46
shox | 
France dpRsCSGO 
Exactly 4 and pushing thru smoke as well
2018-09-12 21:14
Edward? 6 kills? Come on man, step it up.
2018-09-12 21:12
Why Astralis fans are so toxic?
2018-09-12 21:12
because astralis gay
2018-09-12 21:14
😂😂😂😂lol
2018-09-12 21:15
#70
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India Qu1cKy_0 
U gay m8?
2018-09-12 21:21
Awww, a mad school boy
2018-09-12 21:25
It's so interesting to see a mad child
2018-09-12 21:28
#100
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India Qu1cKy_0 
Checkout that guys username first xD
2018-09-12 21:40
Omfg. I don't check names. Sorry man. I forget about it on hltv
2018-09-12 21:41
Magisk is such a BASTARD
2018-09-12 21:12
#50
shox | 
France dpRsCSGO 
Cry lil baby
2018-09-12 21:15
#32
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Guatemala unb11 
Good Game for sure, but impossible to win with 6fragging guy vs Astralis.
2018-09-12 21:12
#33
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
:C
2018-09-12 21:13
Expected
2018-09-12 21:13
#37
oskar | 
Czech Republic Vladaa 
kk ;)
2018-09-12 21:13
What a fucking match, it's clear that these two are the best teams in the world ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-09-12 21:13
#41
s1mple | 
United States diremax 
nt navi ,gl tomorrow
2018-09-12 21:14
S1mple so bad
2018-09-12 21:14
#53
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Ukraine extezy10 
very unlucky
2018-09-12 21:16
#54
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Ukraine extezy10 
btw s1mple rekt this noobvice. at least something good
2018-09-12 21:17
Yea. Like that obvious awp shot he missed. It was really Nice!! Hahahhahahha
2018-09-12 21:19
#75
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Ukraine extezy10 
what i say wrong? yea he miss a lot of shots true, but he is probably get more kills than anyone and delete 2 times noobvice with deagle, why u mad, your team lucky win, but s1mple on another lvl for device
2018-09-12 21:22
Why would i be mad? When they won against bot navi? Haha.... magisk got as many kills a s1mple? Woot
2018-09-12 21:24
#102
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
CS is a game 5vs5 not 1vs1 😂😂😂
2018-09-12 21:47
God Edward
2018-09-12 21:17
#59
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Norway NiklZN 
GG
2018-09-12 21:18
jesus christ. At least flusha's underperformance on inferno made sense in the context of the game's score. Here, Navi's loss can be squarely placed on Edward. How tilting that must be for the other four. Can't imagine simple trusting edward for the rest of the tournament
2018-09-12 21:19
#62
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Germany 1criT 
NiP vs Astralis v3 inc
2018-09-12 21:19
#66
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United States frakazoid 
lol what ya gonna do now s1mple,aka best player in the world my ass
2018-09-12 21:20
#107
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Montenegro 1inchkuk 
5v1 try it yourself burger
2018-09-12 22:00
#67
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Belarus Strife732 
So sad lose close game. Who can replace Edward?
2018-09-12 21:20
It's time to retire Edward, really poor performances lately.
2018-09-12 21:20
6 kills in 30 rounds flusha tease
2018-09-12 21:21
#77
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France FanchD 
Expected from Edward
2018-09-12 21:23
Legends didn't win single time, lmao
2018-09-12 21:30
G2?
2018-09-12 21:32
forgot bout them
2018-09-13 20:55
g2 won
2018-09-12 21:33
ye my bad
2018-09-13 20:55
#92
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Astralis another easy win for them, didn't even play good and still won.
2018-09-12 21:31
#99
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
agreed. didn’t like too much the performance overall. 7/10 good, but far from perfect. luckily magisk stepped up on T side and gla1ve made perfect calls in the last 2 rounds. now gimme the baguettes.
2018-09-12 21:36
#94
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Denmark Menterx 
Thank god for Edward :)
2018-09-12 21:32
+1
2018-09-12 21:34
#97
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
I like the smell of s1mple dead body in the evening. enjoy the 0-1
2018-09-12 21:33
-botward
2018-09-12 21:48
#105
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Ukraine DIMILLIONE 
Very disappointed from NAVI, mostly cause they lost to those rats 🐀 but better now than in later stages ( if they will qualify of course! ) HAVE A NICE DAY!
2018-09-12 21:57
#106
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Denmark Fjumse 
Faze vs Navi. One to go 0-2. Bye bye Faze
2018-09-12 21:57
#108
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Malaysia byaIi 
challangers wins
2018-09-12 22:27
#109
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Turkey Acein 
botward pls kick him
2018-09-12 22:42
#110
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Brazil ovomexido 
edward has been trash for 2 years already, holy shit
2018-09-12 22:45
#114
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Ukraine leg0_0leg 
Who writes "ez" = gay.
2018-09-13 00:52
So ez
2018-09-13 09:22
Edward — the most consistent player in Navi! :))
2018-09-13 06:22
#118
KK | 
Hungary icbad 
I hope simple needs to be playing on qualifier next time
2018-09-13 07:17
awww edward literally screwed this game
2018-09-13 11:15
edward OMEGALUL
2018-09-13 13:32
Navi are such a stupid team. One map you will have S1mple and Electronic go off and the rest of them will cost them, then they finally get S1mple, Elec and Flamie put in a good match, Zeus was ok but Edward goes and shits the bed.
2018-09-13 15:03
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