Astralis eliminate FaZe to secure semi-final spot in London

Yossarian
September 22nd, 2018 00:04

In the last quarter-final of the FACEIT Major, Astralis beat FaZe on Mirage (16-14) and Inferno (16-12) to move on to the semis, where they will go up against Liquid.

Action kicked off on Mirage, where FaZe won the first pistol round on the attacking side, with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács killing Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth as the Dane only needed a few more seconds to complete the defuse.

The European mixture won the following two anti-ecos, but Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen became the hero for his team in the fourth round, as the 25-year-old won a 1v2 in a nail-biting post-plant situation. Astralis also took the next pair of rounds to tie things up 3-3, and from there started playing aggressively on the CT side to pull ahead, eventually taking nine in a row to reach a 9-3 lead.

Magisk has reached his first Major semi-final

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and co. won the next to add a fourth to their tally, but Astralis convincingly took the next pair to obtain a comfortable 11-4 lead at halftime.

FaZe almost defused the bomb in the second pistol round, but Astralis managed to deny it on the back of a quad kill from Emil "Magisk" Reif. With their backs against the wall, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and co. then mounted a comeback, as they won seven in a row on the back of great play from the veteran Dane (12-11).

Astralis eventually reached map point and almost won it, as dupreeh killed four and nearly managed a 1v4 ace, but Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer took him down and defused the bomb to put FaZe at a two-round deficit. The European superteam won one more, but Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's troops finally sealed the deal in the 30th round to win Mirage 16-14.

The second map in the last quarter-final was Inferno, which saw FaZe win the pistol round as well as the following single anti-eco. Astralis bought up in the third round to take it, but NiKo and his men managed the next pair to lead 5-1. The European mixture looked great on the defensive, eventually reaching a 10-3 lead. Astralis would pull themselves back a little before halftime, as Nicolai "device" Reedtz and co. won two more to reach five rounds at the switch.

dupreeh managed 46 kills across both maps

Now on the CT-side, Astralis won the second pistol round partly thanks to an unlikely fadeaway double kill with the CZ-75 from gla1ve. FaZe nearly won the next, but in true Xyp9x fashion, the 23-year-old clutched a 1v2 post-plant situation to put his team on 7 rounds.

The Danes looked locked in on the defense, as they won seven more in a row to make it to 14 before eventually closing out Inferno 16-12 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
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21st September 2018
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Mirage
14
16
Inferno
12
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 45 - 38 +7 88.9 1.16
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 46 - 40 +6 79.8 1.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 42 - 41 +1 79.3 1.08
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 35 - 35 0 68.9 1.05
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 37 - 43 -6 69.3 1.00
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 43 - 42 +1 86.7 1.12
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 44 - 39 +5 74.7 1.10
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 38 - 40 -2 66.1 0.96
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 38 - 42 -4 71.4 0.89
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 34 - 42 -8 71.8 0.88
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
Well well, Astralis lucky to meet a team that has no cofidence, due to 2 players being kicked. Would love to see navi meet astralis, and beat them out
2018-09-22 00:04
#22
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
why 2?
2018-09-22 00:05
#32
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Mongolia Tendies 
Liquid takes this
2018-09-22 00:05
#57
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
kkkkkk
2018-09-22 00:07
#253
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Denmark Twick_ 
Niko Choker
2018-09-22 08:13
#254
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
facts
2018-09-22 08:13
#44
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United States TheKrakenKing 
Ez for NA
2018-09-22 00:06
#50
Sobol | 
Liechtenstein slamcsgo 
karrigan and rain probably.
2018-09-22 00:06
rain their best player tonight and they kick him LEL
2018-09-22 00:27
#260
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Netherlands pewpeww 
he hasn't really been the rain we used to know
2018-09-22 08:49
#270
 | 
Germany Spectrater 
Yeah, he isn't performing like he used to. And even tho he was their highest rated player yesterday, I saw him whiff a lot of his shots or sprays.
2018-09-22 11:21
#150
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
karrigan and olof i think
2018-09-22 00:38
#308
 | 
Germany Xoxo33 
olof has been really good since he returned
2018-09-22 17:00
#24
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United States inflict 
European super team kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-09-22 00:05
GG close
2018-09-22 00:05
#49
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Poland Kazahi 
-karrigan please
2018-09-22 00:06
-karrigan +xantares :D
2018-09-22 00:09
That'd kill faze.
2018-09-23 21:15
Do you know something that the rest of us don't?
2018-09-22 00:12
-karrigan -rain +krimz +flusha
2018-09-22 10:01
Would be sick imo...
2018-09-22 12:33
#110
 | 
Turkey headshotk1ng 
They wont face Na’Vi since Liquid is going to beat them 2-0
2018-09-22 00:14
#125
cyx | 
Denmark VojenZ 
Agreed. But good enough to reach semi-final - when that semifinal should have been the final with the two best teams in the world.
2018-09-22 00:20
#138
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
True af, but after watching Na’Vi i’d like to see Na’Vi - Liquid finals as its goin to be Would like to see s1mple / EliGE winning a major.
2018-09-22 00:25
Fanboy stop stop Loving to see ? You must be a kid, if you not Can se that Astralis is the Best team in the World and enjoy it, you at a negativ kid,
2018-09-22 00:34
#158
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
i see from your grammatic that you are an adult
2018-09-22 00:43
#195
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Canada flame7 
Savage
2018-09-22 01:49
From someone beating up someone else's grammar, it's kind of embarrassing to make no less than 4 errors in one single line.
2018-09-22 01:59
#202
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
Grammar* Grammatic is an adjective.
2018-09-22 02:03
#224
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Turkey Yarrak 
stfu
2018-09-22 06:51
#280
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
No.
2018-09-22 11:34
nou
2018-09-22 19:42
#261
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
ty
2018-09-22 08:57
ok astralis is the best team in the world but still a boring team. they are technical team. no spectacle, no individuality. just perfect plans. when am watching a game I want to see something special to enjoy it. I never enjoyed astralis cuz every game is the same.
2018-09-22 01:18
#210
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Denmark Cleandog 
You can't enjoy well ececuted plans, perfectly developed new nade, flash and smoke usage? Astralis show next level teamplay and you can't enjoy. Sad!😫
2018-09-22 02:17
Shox / Kenny's highlight>Astral is match
2018-09-22 07:40
Well maybe u should watch tyloo and feel frustrated lol
2018-09-22 03:30
What ? What are you talking about ?? ps ; people saying Olof are delusional unless he wants it.. He's been very good during this major.. rain has been the one performing horribly in the latest monthes..
2018-09-22 01:03
Are you last year FaZe fan, wth are you talking about?
2018-09-22 01:51
#216
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Australia weapon_ 
- karrigan + flusha
2018-09-22 03:01
#248
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
mad faze fan lmao
2018-09-22 07:48
Ez
2018-09-22 08:06
#298
 | 
Denmark GUNzales 
Just watch the final. Team effort > world's best player
2018-09-22 14:15
#2
 | 
Morocco matojak 
niko igl lul
2018-09-22 00:04
#3
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
Astralis delivers on so many levels. At the end of Inferno they even started toying with FaZe ;-) The absolute best two maps of this tournament so far. GG WP, Astralis!
2018-09-22 00:04
#73
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Poland anton1oo 
I think Liquid vs Astralis in group stage was as insane as this match.
2018-09-22 00:08
#113
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
Just one map and it was weird. Too weird.
2018-09-22 00:15
#114
 | 
Poland anton1oo 
Astralis comeback was insane vs Liquid, also on Inferno vs FaZe it was insane
2018-09-22 00:16
ez
2018-09-22 07:25
this
2018-09-22 00:09
#4
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
Devvvveeeee
2018-09-22 00:04
yes
2018-09-22 07:26
#5
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Sweden flippig 
My 4000th comment, yaay
2018-09-22 00:04
GZ
2018-09-22 00:05
nice
2018-09-22 00:05
Niko no mayor xD
2018-09-22 00:04
#206
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
overrated
2018-09-22 02:06
#220
eLUSIVE | 
United States mook_ 
xD
2018-09-22 04:24
ez
2018-09-22 00:04
gg
2018-09-22 00:04
#9
 | 
Brazil devomelembrar 
3
2018-09-22 00:04
#9
NiKo | 
India Chichiyum 
why do even people expect faze to win 😆😆
2018-09-22 00:04
cause ur moma is. cowww
2018-09-22 00:05
#176
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United Kingdom XNL 
Who let you on the internet? Does your mum know you're still up?
2018-09-22 00:55
#306
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Denmark JEBO 
HAhahahaahah, Thanks you just made my day <3! :D
2018-09-22 16:47
#45
rain | 
Norway TritoNOF 
Do they still?
2018-09-22 00:06
#11
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
ikr
2018-09-22 00:04
Call the police FaZe have been raped. Astralis Best team in the World.
2018-09-22 00:04
#225
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Raped?did you even watch The match?
2018-09-22 06:58
I can feel the karrigan kick in my veins
2018-09-22 00:04
god karrigan
2018-09-22 14:03
rip
2018-09-22 00:04
KURWA SMOKE HACKERS ASTRALIS. #FAZEUP
2018-09-22 00:05
#16
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Portugal Pfar 
Disgusting team Astralis. The cancer of esports
2018-09-22 00:05
#60
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
I see you are already feeling sorry for MiBR which has no way of pulling such a level of performance.
2018-09-22 00:07
I see you are already feeling sorry for MiBR which has no way of pulling such a level of luck. **FIXED**
2018-09-22 00:09
*print*
2018-09-22 00:11
#104
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
Yep, Astralis has been lucky for most of 2018. Right!.
2018-09-22 00:17
#157
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Yes, have you seen the amount of wallbangs/shots through smokes Astralis hit? Either ultra lucky or gla1ve/dupreeh r cheating /closed
2018-09-22 00:42
#160
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Do you even play CS:GO? I'm not even a silver and I've hit such shots countless times.
2018-09-22 00:45
#162
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
You clearly don't watch the matches, do you?
2018-09-22 00:45
#165
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
Have watched most of them. And I watched A v F in its entirety.
2018-09-22 00:46
#169
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Than you are blinded by your delusion.
2018-09-22 00:48
#171
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
Again, I play CS:GO as a complete amateur and I hit such shots.
2018-09-22 00:49
#172
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
So you are clearly blind.
2018-09-22 00:50
hi guyz it me......... superstidums........ WE HAWT haha that’s my new thing dudududududududu
2018-09-22 19:45
#315
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Nt STICKOSHAHA
2018-09-22 23:37
xDD 🤙🏻
2018-09-23 00:06
#249
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
He's the biggest Astralis and device hater on this forum, don't mind him
2018-09-22 07:50
#316
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Says mr. Who?
2018-09-22 23:37
#318
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
I remember u writing how device keeps whiffing and doesn't hit shots, well yesterday he played incredibly good, stepped up when the team needed it. And u wanted -device +jugi who played bad this major. It seems like devve could become major MVP
2018-09-23 08:30
#319
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
-8/8
2018-09-23 09:00
#320
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
Not a bait, i know it's hard to admit the truth
2018-09-23 11:30
#322
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Lmao you are so delusional, either gla1ve, dupreeh, s1mple or electronic is gonna get the MVP
2018-09-23 14:57
#323
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
I said he COULD get it not he will, it depends on his final performance
2018-09-23 15:18
#324
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1
2018-09-23 15:24
#326
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
I knew that, ez 4 devveking
2018-09-23 22:35
#327
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Dupreeh & gla1ve robbed
2018-09-23 22:47
#328
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
0/8 stop baiting, he deserved it. This just proves my point that u are his biggest hater /closed
2018-09-23 22:51
#330
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Lmao? Dupreeh was much better and gla1ve much more impactful, I dislike both of them as much as dev1ce tho lol your point?
2018-09-23 22:54
#331
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
That's just ur opinion, the fact is that device got the MVP and I was right
2018-09-23 23:20
#332
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Just my opinion? Everyone was saying the same as me lol
2018-09-24 07:38
#333
 | 
Slovakia AdorrioN 
Not everyone lmao
2018-09-24 07:53
#122
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Brazil slitzz 
I totally agree. So many lucky timings all over the game... MiBR will easily crush Astralis in the grand final.
2018-09-22 00:19
#127
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Denmark mindgames 
16-0 btw
2018-09-22 00:21
#132
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
+1. Never forget.
2018-09-22 00:23
#226
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
2 Weeks ago who lost to North in finals ?
2018-09-22 06:59
16-0 talking 😂
2018-09-22 00:24
#161
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Spain N0Love 
16-0 never forgetti mom's spaghetti
2018-09-22 00:45
#163
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Faroe Islands rationale 
In a parallel universe, surely.
2018-09-22 00:45
#203
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
16-0 still crying lil baby
2018-09-22 02:03
blame other teams for being subpar astralis' consistency should be applauded
2018-09-22 00:07
Any solid point to back up this statement?
2018-09-22 00:08
#116
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
There won't be one. It's just an offense talking.
2018-09-22 00:17
#18
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Brazil slitzz 
MIBR IS THE VERY BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD AND WILL WIN THIS MAJOR
2018-09-22 00:05
0/8
2018-09-22 00:06
#65
 | 
Faroe Islands rationale 
A nice joke! Keep them on!
2018-09-22 00:07
yikes
2018-09-22 00:08
16-0 MIBR
2018-09-22 01:13
#19
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
C9 1 major faze 0 hahahhahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahhahahahahahha
2018-09-22 00:05
#33
JD | 
Poland pawuc 
c9 era 3 days
2018-09-22 00:05
#58
rain | 
Norway TritoNOF 
Faze era 0 days
2018-09-22 00:07
#144
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United States dougtheduck 
Actually FaZe era at least 3 weeks
2018-09-22 00:35
#164
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Turkmenistan coolguy3 
Actually 0 days without choking LUL STAY MAD FAZE KID
2018-09-22 00:46
#211
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Nope ELEAUGE and New York but nt
2018-09-22 02:17
#100
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
C9 1 major faze 0 hahahahhahahhahahhahahahahahhahahahhahahhhahahahahahhahahahahahahhaha
2018-09-22 00:12
#107
JD | 
Poland pawuc 
olof better than whole c9 and more majors
2018-09-22 00:13
#128
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
C9 1 major faze 0 hahahhahahahahhahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahahahahhahahahhaha
2018-09-22 00:21
#148
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Lost vs Shit2 yep definitely deserve a Major
2018-09-22 00:37
#168
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
C9 1 major faze 0 ahahhahhahahahhahahhahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahah
2018-09-22 00:47
#213
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Is that your whole argument??
2018-09-22 02:34
#214
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
Cloud9 1 major faze 0 ahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahha
2018-09-22 02:49
#228
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Dont mind him he is just little kid
2018-09-22 07:00
#255
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
+1
2018-09-22 08:18
Pronax 3 major C9 1 xddddd
2018-09-22 07:42
#279
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
C9 1 major G2 0 ahahhahahahahahahhahhahahhahahahhahahahahaha
2018-09-22 11:32
nbk happy kioshima have more majors than the entire na scene so CRY IS FREE
2018-09-22 19:40
#313
 | 
Canada Skadiddle 
Cloud9 1 major G2 0 hahahhahahhahahahhahahahahahahahhahahhahhahhaha
2018-09-22 20:53
It's Robban who wasn't there as a coach
2018-09-22 00:05
#229
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
He was there or no ?
2018-09-22 07:01
He recently had a son so I think he was kinda absent during the player break which explains the way faze have been playing
2018-09-22 21:57
#21
JD | 
Poland pawuc 
ez4liquid
2018-09-22 00:05
#23
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Portugal godrob1n 
I'm legit so bored of Astralis right now. Can't take their smug faces no more. Put a bullet to my head
2018-09-22 00:05
#88
cyx | 
Denmark VojenZ 
Well Portugal gave the world Ronaldo. Giving most people the same feeling as you described. Now you you can feel the same with Astralis. It s called karma.
2018-09-22 00:10
#109
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Portugal godrob1n 
I hate Ronaldo with all my strenght
2018-09-22 00:13
Yeah. Using nades, and beeing tactical. Also beeing aggressive and winning aim duels, and clutching. And overall playing really good counterstrike. Soooo boring. Cry is free btw.
2018-09-22 00:17
#137
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
Only silvers think that Astralis plays boring counterstrike.
2018-09-22 00:25
#184
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Portugal godrob1n 
I'm bored of their dominance, not of they're style of play.
2018-09-22 01:09
They play beautiful yet boring cs...
2018-09-22 01:18
Smug faces? Faze are literally so much more smug to look at, especially karrigan, niko and Olof
2018-09-22 00:23
+1000000000000000000000000000000000000
2018-09-22 01:43
Too many mistakes by faze, they need to discuss this after they reach home
2018-09-22 00:05
#149
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United States dougtheduck 
Maybe lineup change
2018-09-22 00:38
Yes that'll be happening
2018-09-22 05:55
#26
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Chile nachooww 
-karrigan +krimz
2018-09-22 00:05
Agreed
2018-09-22 00:27
#262
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Slovakia XMBT 
I think their only option in this moment is Flusha.
2018-09-22 09:22
Expected
2018-09-22 00:05
So sad man
2018-09-22 00:05
gg
2018-09-22 00:05
#31
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Poland p0wery 
NICE
2018-09-22 00:05
#34
 | 
India dhanraj69 
GGWP SOME LUCKY ROUNDS THO AND NIKO NEEDS A SPORTS PSYCHATRIST FFS
2018-09-22 00:05
#97
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Brazil mariofn 
I agree, people used to harass device for choking, but man, NiKo is King in that department
2018-09-22 00:11
True - worst rating of all 10 players..! :-0
2018-09-22 02:06
#230
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Try you to IGL and you will see why
2018-09-22 07:02
Yeah fucking 10 kills less than their topfragger while being igl what a choke
2018-09-22 08:36
#36
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Denmark Nix0z 
Perfect display of power. FaZe put up a good fight but Astralis kept going. ggwp
2018-09-22 00:05
#231
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Thank you.At least one normal fan.GG
2018-09-22 07:03
FazePalm is down
2018-09-22 00:05
EZ major 4 astralis
2018-09-22 00:05
#41
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Europe trey_ 
and there goes my pickem :)
2018-09-22 00:06
Still proud of them, they managed to get out of 0-2 spot and make it into Legends Stage!
2018-09-22 00:06
#232
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
+1
2018-09-22 07:03
#43
Dosia | 
United Kingdom SickaBoy 
rip
2018-09-22 00:06
#47
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Austria El_Chap0 
Faze still didn't get that Slow Pace Style on T Side doesn't work against Astralis, they have way too much time to adapt until the go hits the spot. And i hope this finally ends the Karrigan era on faze
2018-09-22 00:06
#48
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
Astralis is just brilliant,one of the greatest teams in history of CSGO
2018-09-22 00:06
#61
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
+1 ITs crazy, there are soo many things they did where you have to think sooo deep but they do it within 2 seconds
2018-09-22 00:07
#78
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
They have great individuals but their teamwork is outstanding..zonic and gla1ve are puttin' in the work.even tho i don't like them at all ive gotta admit they are dominant
2018-09-22 00:09
#91
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Very true, thank you for admitting it, you got some balls. Something many dont that doesnt like Astralis
2018-09-22 00:11
#141
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Sweden rawrxdd 
I feel like the only reason as to why i dislike astralis is bc they rekk my fav teams :(
2018-09-22 00:28
#89
Germany k1rv 
they are cheating, probably..
2018-09-22 00:10
#96
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
xD, no they are putting in work, like you should when you have work
2018-09-22 00:11
#159
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Finally some1 who's not blind, dupreeh & gla1ve r hitting too many wallbangs and shots through smokes to be legit..
2018-09-22 00:44
#219
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Denmark MeToxi 
It's called "visualizing". Everyone with a decent gamesense should be able to do this but only a few will master it.
2018-09-22 03:50
#267
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I'm not even gonna argue with blind danes /closed
2018-09-22 10:55
Im not danish, nor am I an astralis fan, but youre a fucking silver if you think thats not legit
2018-09-22 14:24
#305
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
#267
2018-09-22 16:17
#51
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Hungary StraYzie 
dupreeh was lit
2018-09-22 00:06
Ez 4 Liquid
2018-09-22 00:06
#53
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Expected
2018-09-22 00:06
niko is a choker. Donno how anyone can argue against that by now after all these disappointments
2018-09-22 00:06
#55
kennyS | 
Indonesia kitsugi 
NICE GOLD PICK EM INC
2018-09-22 00:06
#56
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
ez
2018-09-22 00:06
#59
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United States jungle_CSGO 
Faze down ass up
2018-09-22 00:07
N1
2018-09-22 00:11
#62
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Venezuela xoile 
So much difference btw astralis and faze.
2018-09-22 00:07
#94
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
but both better than mibr lol
2018-09-22 00:11
Wtf are you saying? Never FaZe was better than MiBR. Astralis is in another level that only Liquid, Na'Vi and MiBR can reach actually
2018-09-22 00:19
#130
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
mibr is shit lol no chance to navi and astralis not even close
2018-09-22 00:21
I don't see any shit on that team, I wouldn't be surprised if they win this major. I'm excited to see these semifinals, because there are the greatest teams now
2018-09-22 00:40
0-16
2018-09-22 02:04
#208
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
16-0 WINNING A MAJOR PICK ONE
2018-09-22 02:07
They still on the major, right? They have chances to win, and I think that they have more chances than Na'Vi.
2018-09-22 02:18
So ez
2018-09-22 00:07
#64
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Brazil rodrigo0079 
luckiest team gg
2018-09-22 00:07
#67
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Europe tweekzter 
that won't help NiKo getting rid of the choko meme
2018-09-22 00:07
#68
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India Fukuforsaken 
Man that match was fking intense....to the stars
2018-09-22 00:08
#69
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China longkas 
BOT NIKO
2018-09-22 00:08
#70
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Was closer than expected.
2018-09-22 00:08
faze are shit guys, they are just surfing on the star power of their player, they never show up in playoff
2018-09-22 00:08
#233
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
One of The best jokes o have ever heard
2018-09-22 07:05
#72
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Australia BohemianJerry 
moses: Remember that FaZe has: olofmeister one of the best players in cs history, NiKo multiple times almost best player of the world, Guardian one of the best Awpers of all time, rain and karrigan. lmao
2018-09-22 00:08
#75
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United States athiccbibba 
skadoodle 1 major, Niko 0 major
2018-09-22 00:08
Devilwalk 1 major Niko 0 major
2018-09-22 00:17
#234
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Man then where is Ska now?
2018-09-22 07:06
#250
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
In the struggling team, but with major win and MVP award which Faze won't reach
2018-09-22 07:54
#264
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
How do you know ?
2018-09-22 09:40
#292
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
Because Faze will never win a major
2018-09-22 13:52
#302
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
A to už vieš ako ty vševed?
2018-09-22 14:55
#304
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
Because international team such as Faze, mouz, etc have never won major + Faze chokes in playoffs
2018-09-22 16:08
#307
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
To neznamená že nikdy nevyhrajú
2018-09-22 16:57
#309
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
They won't win, u'll see
2018-09-22 17:08
EZ FOR ASTRALIS! THEY ARE STABLE AND STRONG!
2018-09-22 00:09
>Faze >Winning major Pick one.
2018-09-22 00:09
Ez, even Astralis had horrible T-side on both maps still 2:0
2018-09-22 00:09
The worst t side for both map. Niko your strats only working on lower team. Tier 1 team need more preparation than that. Should give karrigan back, he might have studied more about astralis. And you should just focus on hitting your shots.
2018-09-22 00:09
#83
Snax | 
Other editz10 
Disband faze thank you
2018-09-22 00:09
#235
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Fan of Snax? Is he even playing ?
2018-09-22 07:07
no clutch, no major
2018-09-22 00:09
#87
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
good match but astralis too good imagine navi astralis again and again this year
2018-09-22 00:10
If they meet navi, it will be 50/50 the 2 Best team in the WORLD
2018-09-22 00:23
Same for Liquid and mibr. They are not what they were before the major. The project "FaZe as super team" failed rapidly. I think mibr and NaVi are becoming the new star teams (eg if NaVi would make -Ed +Hobbit)
2018-09-22 00:54
NiKo vs good team = disapearing
2018-09-22 00:10
#92
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
NiKo 0.88. HOLY
2018-09-22 00:11
#93
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North America Techno_Lover 
pointless to be a fan of the biggest letdown in CS history.
2018-09-22 00:11
#236
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
I am fan of Faze Clan since they signed Rain.And i will be still their fan.When is someone losing you start cheering for another team?then you are Plastic fan
2018-09-22 07:09
#284
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North America Techno_Lover 
Only was a fan of G2, never this FaZe. Bandwagoning, overhyped pos team that underachieved like hell. Once Aizy and Jkaem were gone I stopped giving a shit about this team.
2018-09-22 13:32
#300
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
You say its pointless to be fan of Faze but you are fan of G2.Sorry but that’s funny
2018-09-22 14:52
#303
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North America Techno_Lover 
Are you a newfag or something? G2 WAS FaZe before FaZe entered CS. You also lack reading comprehension, was =! is
2018-09-22 15:47
GG. Give the trophy to Astralis already.
2018-09-22 00:11
Nice
2018-09-22 00:12
#103
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
I am a big FaZe Clan fan and I wont be dissapointed in them. GGWP to Astralis, it was a good fight. Gl in the semis!!
2018-09-22 00:12
#120
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Denmark Andy_Spyro 
This is the way to handel a loss
2018-09-22 00:18
Choko
2018-09-22 00:12
#106
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Serbia toENDallWARS 
GG FaZe my friends was a great match and you guys did well.... just 1 thing i dont understand tho.. on inferno as t side... you see it time and time after again people sitting at the bottom of banana and going up banana at the beginning of the rounds and taking grenade damage molotiv damage..... just sat there like sitting ducks at the bottom of banana soaking up the damage.. and we know how important it is to keep your health as full as possible.. dont you think teams should just not go no where near banana for the first 20 seconds of the rounds? doesent that make sense? just leave it dont go anywhere near it.. you know how Asstrails are with there utility down banana stay away from it for the first 20 seconds of the rounds and then go take it........
2018-09-22 00:13
Not only that. On mirage as ct, astralis always put a player on A ramp. And yet round after round astralis still got many impactful kills there. And obvious thing to me. Astralis always has something behind smoke. A boost/player pushing/spamming. Faze often didnt check the smoke carefully. Idk what their coach doing beside cheering. He should see that and give that input on their tact pause.
2018-09-22 00:23
#156
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United States dougtheduck 
Damn one of the 2 Astralis fans that are not actually toxic wow
2018-09-22 00:41
Going to be having a really bad time consistently taking back a freely given banana each round. Yeah you can try it once in a while to have them waste utility, but you can't just keep doing it. A pro team will adapt and starve you out of time even more than normally if you delay like that. In general the better approach simply is to try and fight for it and sometimes you get the timing right to get the fast punish and a solid round win.
2018-09-22 01:07
#108
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Poland Marcines 
faze changes inc
2018-09-22 00:13
#111
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
Nik0 on the bottom. For ever 0 majors. Bye FaZe, enjoy disband
2018-09-22 00:14
#237
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
You probably dont know anything about CS esport
2018-09-22 07:10
#285
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
I know niko chokes everytime his team needs him the most. And He was at the bottom. Now the team will probably split up and they will remain with 0 majors. So I dont understand whats wrong with the post... ¯\__(xD)__/¯
2018-09-22 13:40
#301
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
This team will dont Split up.Why would they do this?And you dont know if they gonna win another major.
2018-09-22 14:54
Niko needs mental help, what a dissapointment. The teamplay on Astralis is just through the roof, they are unbeatable.
2018-09-22 00:15
-niko -karrigan -guardian -olofmeister -rain +dosia(mastermind igl) +cadian(awp) +edward(star support) +taco (monster entryfragger) +scream (god fragger)
2018-09-22 00:17
WTF is that Dosia cant speak english 😂 Astralis nothing more to say, Kid get som sleep and come back when your mind is more freash ans Real 😂
2018-09-22 00:21
#167
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
😂😂this is so lit dank af m8 😂😂👌👌 astralis best fire department?!111😂😂🤔👌👌👌
2018-09-22 00:47
#271
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Denmark monroEski 
Tf have you been smoking
2018-09-22 11:23
#282
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Don't you see how lit 😂👌🔥the guy I replied to is? 🔥🔥🔥😂😂👌👌🤣 as he said kid get some sleep 👌😂😂🔥😏😏🤔
2018-09-22 13:03
#152
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Norway namsayin 
olof and rain was the problem this major? they are getting played for their talent. they should leave right away and take the fnatic org with krimz
2018-09-22 00:39
GG
2018-09-22 00:17
choKo
2018-09-22 00:18
Faze needs New igl and new coach
2018-09-22 00:19
Device topfragging on inferno. 26 kills 3 of them were eco-frags 0 of them were exit-frags Watch the demo What up now haters?
2018-09-22 00:20
device whiffs tons of shots and he is still on the top - this is funny as fck, i remember dupreeh entries, and important gla1ve frags on this match but still device is on the top - this is beyond ridicolous x)
2018-09-22 00:37
He didn’t wiff many shots in this match and had loads of impact on both sides. So here we are
2018-09-22 00:40
i can blame observer 4Head
2018-09-22 00:48
+1
2018-09-22 01:10
#135
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
Niko top3 2018 ahahahahahahHHAhahahahahahahahaha
2018-09-22 00:23
+1 best joke xD oops i mean best CHOKE HAHAHAHAHAHAH
2018-09-22 13:49
device, dudepee, magisk always consistent. That's why astranslit will not leave the top 1 anytime soon.
2018-09-22 00:30
#145
World non 
Underprefomring niko when it mathers agian..... im not suprised... like they would never replace him . but i say replace him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-09-22 00:36
He was calling. Not karrigan
2018-09-22 00:47
#147
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Norway namsayin 
time for rain and olof to separate from these outdated players. they deserve better team players then this.
2018-09-22 00:37
#238
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
Day ago was everyone saying to kick Rain
2018-09-22 07:11
#151
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Norway BBonden 
Faze could’ve won this 2-0, if it weren’t for mistakes. Mistakes that came in rounds they had in the box, like Guardian not holding mid last round on mirage or Rain running arch with bomb alone. I’m a Faze fan and Rain fan, but watching top tier player do those mistakes hurts.
2018-09-22 00:39
#205
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Slovakia Denysis 
Many people wrote it was NiKo's fault not holding mid in last round of Mirage. But yeah FaZe are known to do stupid mistakes. And they're are doing them again and again...
2018-09-22 02:06
Niko choke against tier1 teams is unbelievable
2018-09-22 00:41
Yeah, not tier1 team but more choke in the most important matches.. That's why he will never be able to claim #1 spot until this is fixed but we can have hope. Devve used to be the same and now he delivers.
2018-09-22 01:08
I think olof was the most important player for Faze, even though they lost. Guy was way above everyone else in impact, except Karrigan on Mirage had some sick plays too. I think sick plays aside though, olof did some work. Wonder if Faze does make changes where he goes or what he does, I'd love to see krimz and olof together again in some way.
2018-09-22 00:51
Well with flusha being benched and ScreaM just being a stand in atm, that could very well happen if Olof wants to go back to Sweden. Would also explain why the players have been praising him hardcore in itw lately, because they don't want him to leave.. Honestly he's back to a very very good level atm and would be a hard loss for FaZe.
2018-09-22 01:07
I think there's a world where -niko +krimz happens, in combination with -karrigan +another igl. I think thorin and rl made some great comments about why karrigan should go. I think with niko going missing in big games, that's got to be a factor why faze aren't going all the way now. No denying hes top 3 player, but it's costing them now.
2018-09-22 02:09
#201
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
olof and krimz together bro is love <3
2018-09-22 02:01
Astralis TOP 0 NaVi Liquid mibr TOP 1
2018-09-22 00:51
+1
2018-09-22 00:58
They can thank FaZe for making so many costly mistakes on both maps.. That said, a well deserved win, considering their form recently. FaZe need to work on their T sides, the inferno one was embarassing
2018-09-22 01:04
#192
tabseN | 
Germany Ntasu 
You win matches because the enemy makes mistakes. Only a few rounds lose you where you play without mistakes and lose it anyway.
2018-09-22 01:32
Yeah but there is " mistake / misplay " and fucking clown fiesta/brain farts...
2018-09-22 01:56
NiKo needs to work on the psychological side of his game. He is tilting way too easily, it's reaching beyond kennyesque levels lately
2018-09-22 01:09
Niko and choking in important matches name a more iconic duo
2018-09-22 01:12
+1 hahahahahah
2018-09-22 13:53
#190
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Norway sAvageOG 
olof rain guardian and blablabla ... stars alot of money to get them and still beeing shit one season team thats all ...
2018-09-22 01:26
#191
tabseN | 
Germany Ntasu 
"we are so amazing, watch us we are best aimer ever" Then one team show by that work for their success "in your faze arrogant lazy pricks"
2018-09-22 01:28
Sorry for Karrigan if he goes, but it does feel like Faze really need some fresh ideas in the team. They looked very lost in the late rounds of inferno and could not come up with anything, once they were being pushed and rushed. Or maybe it is rather RobbaN who needs to be replaced.
2018-09-22 01:32
#198
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
some of these roster moves should be crazy, i hope fnatic wants to win agAin we need olof and krimz also thx guardian
2018-09-22 01:59
#200
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Germany Depressive1 
NIKO BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD OMEGALUL LAUGHING UNTIL FAZE WIN A MAJOR
2018-09-22 02:00
BOT NiKo
2018-09-22 03:23
BOT ChoKo
2018-09-22 13:48
#221
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World taco__ 
Maybe FaZe will finally make some roster changes. -karrigan is a must (maybe +hobbit) also -rain cuz he is washed up. Not sure about olof i would wait a little bit longer.
2018-09-22 04:37
#223
NiKo | 
Chile rezuh 
+hobbit ?? what
2018-09-22 06:19
Niko had a scare face while playing against astralis
2018-09-22 07:00
NIKO in key match
2018-09-22 07:16
Ez for Astralis
2018-09-22 07:24
Wazzup faze fans? Btw another ez choke by ChoKo XDD
2018-09-22 07:25
#252
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Hungary FHarbor 
nice choke
2018-09-22 08:10
I'll tell you why Astralis is boring to watch. Their stuff works too often, like Magisk getting those multiple kills everytime. Their opponents seem like have not studied them at all, their smoke plays, their pushes, their grenades, they do stuff and it takes people by surprise like it's something brand new, although it's not. Yeah, their teamplay is almost perfect, but it's not that, it's their opponents constant mistakes and lost aim duels. I suppose FaZe has a mental block, and their try to calm down makes them not predict what Astralis MAY do at all, Astralis is not a team you can just play your game against, you need to counter them, while FaZe for a reason I can;t get just tries to out-aim them, it worked in Sydney but for another weird reason those FaZe guys are so inconsistent, rain may have a good match today and tomorrow he will be just a regular player, the same goes for everyone in that lineup. I mean, FaZe relies on firepower that they don't often have.
2018-09-22 08:29
So you are saying Astralis is boring.. Because they are too good? The stuff they do work too well? And then you say that Astralis is boring because of they opponents mistakes.. Biased much?
2018-09-22 13:23
To see somebody's dominance is always boring because you know almost for sure who's gonna win, no competitiveness - no interest, that's why people were so lucky to see Virtus.Pro finally stopping NiP in 2013. Why to even watch a match that you already know who's gonna win? To see that one team does whatever they want and it works? It might be interesting only if you're their fanboy, which many people are not, that's why yes they're boring.
2018-09-22 14:01
Retards that calling NiKo a choko or some shit he was calling
2018-09-22 08:37
Nt choko
2018-09-22 08:46
nt ChoKo
2018-09-22 13:47
-karrigan +Dennis Flusha to NiP
2018-09-22 09:25
So what did we learn? Team play > aim Comebacks are real if you stay positive NiKo = choke Oluf = aimbot Btw Karrigan top fragger on Mirage when he’s not igl. Maybe a fluke, but just saying. Not sure he is the REAL problem on that team. They seem to have a negative admosphere in general. Toxic environment as opposed to Astralis always staying positive and believing in the comeback. But ofcause, if they consider aim to be king and the solution to everything, then by all means go -Karrigan -Rain +s1mple +Electronic Would be sick, and I for one would love to see how that would turn out. Greatest team ever or biggest dissapointment?
2018-09-22 10:55
Electronic's London is worse than snaxs
2018-09-22 11:16
Why would S1mple and electronic leave Na`Vi for that trash? LUL
2018-09-22 13:51
csgo is done, only astralis know how to play it
2018-09-22 11:18
#272
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Malaysia byaIi 
navi liquid ?
2018-09-22 11:23
go check liquid bo3's against astralis
2018-09-22 11:25
#277
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Malaysia byaIi 
i dont know how
2018-09-22 11:28
Sadly I m going to switch to another game.... But 2017 was awesome this is the worst year for cs go ....
2018-09-22 11:29
#273
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Malaysia byaIi 
that was 50/50 tbh
2018-09-22 11:24
Rip karrigan and rain. Sad to see them getting benched
2018-09-22 11:26
#276
NiKo | 
Poland _37_ 
That was a great match. Faze will come back stronger !
2018-09-22 11:26
BOT ChoKo
2018-09-22 13:47
choko is such a meme player. he is boosting stats on tier3 teams, but in important matches and against tier1 he usually s**ks d**k.
2018-09-22 13:51
nt hahahahaha
2018-09-23 22:53
#297
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Serbia Gavro 
Ok
2018-09-22 14:07
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