Astralis decimate Space Soldiers; Virtus.pro overcome Cloud9 at BLAST

In the second round of matches at BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, Astralis secured another comfortable win (16-6 Inferno), while Virtus.pro beat Cloud9 16-13 on Mirage.

Coming into the game against Space Soldiers, Astralis were able to continue their hot streak after winning the first game of the tournament and quickly grab a 6-0 lead as Terrorists as Inferno, not giving the Turkish team a chance to get on board early on.

Space Soldiers' upgraded pistols proved deadly in the followup, Engin "ngiN" Kor and Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş each finding a pick to bring them their first round, but unfortunately for them, Astralis bounced right back and put them in a tough economic situation for the rest of the half. The Danes capitalized on that and ran up a massive lead in the first half, finishing it 13-2 up.

Astralis were barely tested in the first two games they played in Turkey

Any chance of a comeback was quickly ruled out when Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen combined for all five kills on the B defence, locking down the site with five headshots. Space Soldiers managed to sneak in a couple of rounds at the end, starting with a force buy win at 15-2, but Astralis then stacked the A site in a 4v5 and shut down the offensive of Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli and co., winning the map 16-6.

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 16 - 16 0 81.7 1.08
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 13 - 16 -3 65.8 0.91
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 8 - 18 -10 55.5 0.71
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 11 - 17 -6 53.0 0.66
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 5 - 18 -13 63.7 0.48
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 22 - 10 +12 99.4 1.61
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 19 - 9 +10 75.8 1.58
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 17 - 8 +9 71.7 1.35
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 13 - 12 +1 82.2 1.20
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 14 - 14 0 80.5 1.16

The match between Virtus.pro and Cloud9 took place on Mirage, with both teams coming into the game after losing their openers, to MIBR and Astralis, respectively. The Polish side was on a hot streak right from the start, grabbing a 7-2 lead the T side after losing the pistol round. The American-Swedish side then woke up, and with Timothy "autimatic" Ta leading the charge, mustered six rounds back-to-back to end the half with a minimal lead, 8-7.

Filip "NEO" Kubski's team had a great start to the second half as well, winning six out of the first seven rounds, before Cloud9 found their footing as T. Still, Michał "MICHU" Müller and Piotr "morelz" Taterka led their side to their first victory at the event, 16-13, by stringing together three rounds at the final stretch.

Matchpage
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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 22 - 21 +1 83.6 1.04
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 21 - 23 -2 81.8 0.99
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 20 - 21 -1 72.6 0.98
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 17 - 20 -3 63.4 0.87
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 11 - 20 -9 45.7 0.67
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 23 - 17 +6 77.4 1.26
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 23 - 18 +5 89.3 1.24
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 22 - 18 +4 86.6 1.22
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 19 - 16 +3 73.2 1.16
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 18 - 22 -4 60.8 0.83

The group stage standing is as follows:

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
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
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
GG
2018-09-28 20:50
expected
2018-09-28 20:50
#8
Portugal phvm 
get flusha and golden out of this team please
2018-09-28 20:51
#21
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-09-28 20:55
#51
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United States LookitsJrd 
no as much as I hate it. Skadaddy needs to retire or go.
2018-09-28 21:21
-golden +Nifty
2018-09-28 23:09
#78
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United States LookitsJrd 
0/8 Nifty isn't a great igl tbh -Ska
2018-09-28 23:57
Who said that he will be the IGL?
2018-09-29 01:56
0/8 Nifty isn't a great awper tbh -Ska
2018-09-29 05:06
Envy igl
2018-09-29 01:44
#60
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Well they're not the problems, this is a team breakdown but for fuck sake, remember this is a new team and let's give them a shot.
2018-09-28 21:52
#4
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Palestine zwe 
gg
2018-09-28 20:51
#5
Portugal phvm 
d
2018-09-28 20:51
"Decimate" 16-6 "Breeze past" 16-3 Only cuz is VP FACISTS
2018-09-28 21:09
Tbh the SS-Astralis game might as well have ended 16-2 if Astralis would stick to strats and not fuck around. So yeah, decimated.
2018-09-28 21:27
lmao dont take SS rounds credit. and VP even if Astralis was playing with 3 bots they was made less rounds. VP DECIMATE SS BREEZE PAST for a fair HTLV!!!!
2018-09-28 22:01
No comprende, seniõr.
2018-09-29 13:30
gg
2018-09-28 20:50
Yikes
2018-09-28 20:51
Expected
2018-09-28 20:51
#9
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Brazil soubarney 
Decimate? A 16-6 makes that sound a little exaggerated
2018-09-28 20:51
It would have been more southing title for that vp game and a vp title for this game...
2018-09-28 20:54
One guy above 1.0 is decimated.
2018-09-28 20:55
Then vp decimated cloud9
2018-09-28 21:10
+1 Retarded hltv user who thinks that rating is something useful
2018-09-28 21:19
Favela brain
2018-09-28 21:23
Favela brain at least know that ratings don't care at all hahahaha alps brain
2018-09-28 21:56
+1 If rating matters so much then taco is a useless player. For me he is the 2nd best support ingame right now. Numbers dont show the actual skill of a player
2018-09-30 00:21
True
2018-09-30 02:39
Compare K/D, ratings, ADR and it's not something excessive, unlike iPhone XS.
2018-09-28 21:11
expected
2018-09-28 20:52
Expected
2018-09-28 20:52
#12
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France kleps0 
I lol'd
2018-09-28 20:52
xantares cant get entry against astralis with fpl style
2018-09-28 20:52
+1 aim no brain doesnt work vs aim and brain
2018-09-28 23:01
losing to vp lmao
2018-09-28 20:52
16-6 decimate? every second match ends up like that.. topkek =D
2018-09-28 20:53
if u saw the game you would know
2018-09-28 20:57
See the fkin game or don't comment please.
2018-09-28 21:29
#16
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Netherlands jonsve 
rip flusha
2018-09-28 20:53
#17
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Brazil vass28 
finals will be mibr x astralis just need to win against SS tomorrow, VP is a easy win
2018-09-28 20:53
#24
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Turkey cracklords 
Ss gonna mibr sorry bro
2018-09-28 20:56
#26
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Brazil vass28 
we will see bro
2018-09-28 20:57
wtf is gonna mibr
2018-09-28 20:57
#31
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Turkey Slapdash 
Ss gonna made in brazil XDDD
2018-09-28 21:03
LUL
2018-09-28 21:07
im feeling thank you
2018-09-28 21:06
#46
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Turkey cracklords 
Forgot to say “crush”
2018-09-28 21:14
Forgot because they won't xD
2018-09-28 21:20
#66
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Turkey cracklords 
Okey M16R
2018-09-28 22:19
At least we got to the major omegalul Rather getting 16-0'd and winning legend status than going 0-3 in the main qualifier hahahah
2018-09-28 23:07
WHAT UP NOW TURK? HAHAHA
2018-09-29 13:51
#96
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Turkey cracklords 
Well played sir
2018-09-30 17:35
#19
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Europe magdalenax 
gg
2018-09-28 20:55
#22
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Xantares LUL
2018-09-28 20:56
#23
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Poland @Fridzu 
nice
2018-09-28 20:56
xantares 0.48 lul
2018-09-28 20:59
nobody can beat them
2018-09-28 21:02
Xantares vs NiP - 2 rating Xantares vs good team - 0.4 rating lmao
2018-09-28 21:03
even simple looks bad vs Astarlis, its not xantares fault its just Astralis know how to showdown star players
2018-09-28 21:23
Decimate? Haha off course it's a danish site xd
2018-09-28 21:03
Did you watch the game?
2018-09-28 21:30
Off course, why?
2018-09-28 22:18
#85
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Denmark devvegod_pt2 
Big autist
2018-09-29 06:19
BECAUSE THEY DECIMATED THEM. Are you blind?
2018-09-29 13:29
Flag check out xd
2018-09-29 15:15
Vp won a match oh my goodness. Clown9 have to disband
2018-09-28 21:03
#34
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Canada mandydingo 
VP coming back bois
2018-09-28 21:04
No lol not with beating c9
2018-09-28 21:09
#53
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United States LookitsJrd 
ska has to go. his time has long past
2018-09-28 21:22
#35
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Denmark MinorThread 
Decimated was expected. Toxic !!!
2018-09-28 21:05
#38
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Indonesia Alpha_Poland 
From 1.98 to 0.48 in 1 hour. Even North "era" last longer than that
2018-09-28 21:07
#39
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Norway insy 
Astralis is so fucking good, it's scary..
2018-09-28 21:08
#44
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Spain elskio 
The era has begun
2018-09-28 21:11
anotha ez event for Astralis
2018-09-28 21:12
#47
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Brazil gtaube 
gg vp
2018-09-28 21:14
watafak
2018-09-28 21:15
Astralis is on another level atm
2018-09-28 21:22
#76
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Brazil millerjmatos 
+111
2018-09-28 23:16
#59
s1mple | 
Austria Arezcs 
wondering if there's still anyone left denying the astralis era
2018-09-28 21:30
#73
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Spain N0Love 
Asking that in hltv? There's always room for retarded people here
2018-09-28 23:04
Losing to virtus pro in 2018?
2018-09-28 21:58
#63
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France Boryskuuu 
I like how Astralis "breeze past" and "decimate" theur enemies. Hltv win adjectives on point👌
2018-09-28 22:01
#67
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Finland M0nzaa 
Hope we get "kicked in the dick" one day :()
2018-09-28 22:20
#91
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World breezy0 
you mean verbs?
2018-09-29 13:45
#68
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Brazil hugoooo 
hahaha "decimate" for a 16-6 score? Not even when they trashed mibr 16-0 you guys chose a word like that. Sounds biased.
2018-09-28 22:27
#70
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World breezy0 
mibr was "crushed", decimate is not that bad
2018-09-28 22:36
#69
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Turkey darknight53 
6 round not too bad against astralis , ss was getting disband almost few months ago
2018-09-28 22:33
Xantares without aimlock lol
2018-09-28 22:38
-Skadoodle +a silver 1 C9 would improve instantly
2018-09-28 23:52
Astralis is a steamroller.
2018-09-29 01:54
Clown9 XDDD what a joke
2018-09-29 02:40
Styko was the problem
2018-09-29 05:04
#86
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
VP ERA
2018-09-29 09:31
#87
xeta | 
Netherlands Cebix 
XANTARES 5-16 HAHAHAHHAA
2018-09-29 12:39
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