Astralis through to playoffs after dominating North; NRG eliminate MVP PK

Professeur
November 7th, 2018 03:07

Astralis made quick work of North, beating them 2-0 (16-5 Inferno, 16-4 Nuke) to secure a spot in the playoffs, while NRG took down MVP PK after three maps, 2-1 (11-16 Dust2, 16-9 Train, 16-8 Inferno).

In the match between Danish rivals, Astralis and North, the former took the early lead on the first map, Inferno, by claiming the pistol and then locking down the B bombsite in the first buy round. As the score was 5-0 for Astralis, they decided to gamble stack B in a 4v5 disadvantage, but despite North attacking the site with only one defender, Nicolai "device" Reedtz stood strong, claimed two kills and bought time for the retake to come in.

With Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye struggling to have impact against his former team, North went down 9-0 before they could get on the board by punishing device's mid aggression. They managed to add a second right after, thanks to Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså clutching a 1v1 against Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, but their economy was in a bad state and Astralis broke it by winning one round, and rolled on for the rest of the half.

After finishing the first half 13-2 down and losing the CT pistol, Casper "cadiaN" Møller's troops didn't have a big chance to come back on their map pick, Astralis quickly closing it out 16-5.

Xyp9x closed out the second map in style, with a 1v5 ninja defuse

After an abysmal first map, North started Nuke 3-0 up and following Astralis's three-round win streak, managed to take back the lead, 4-3. However, Astralis' kept getting to the lower bombsite and making the retakes uncomfortable for their countrymen, taking a 7-4 lead. In the following round, North was on just pistols, but were looking good to win it before Emil "Magisk" Reif found four with his AK-47 to continue Astralis' streak.

North was unable to stop Astralis's offenses for the rest of the half as Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and co. switched up the avenues of attack, ending the half 11-4. Any hopes of a comeback were killed off early in the second half as gla1ve and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen locked down the A site in the pistol and a similar story repeated in the first rifle round, 14-4. Xyp9x then clutched a 1v1 against valde, giving Astralis match point, before converting on it by himself, ninja defusing the bomb on B in a 1v5 situation to make the final score on Nuke 16-4.

Matchpage
2
0
7th November 2018
16
Inferno
5
16
Nuke
4
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 42 - 20 +22 101.6 1.65
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 33 - 16 +17 83.0 1.36
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 33 - 23 +10 86.0 1.35
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 29 - 24 +5 79.4 1.28
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 20 - 19 +1 55.8 1.02
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 21 - 31 -10 65.2 0.81
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 23 - 29 -6 53.2 0.78
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 23 - 32 -9 69.8 0.77
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 18 - 34 -16 58.5 0.68
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 17 - 31 -14 47.5 0.60

On Dust2, the map pick of MVP PK, NRG claimed the pistol but was quickly returned on by the Korean side, who force bought and had Keun-Chul "solo" Kang's AK-47 find two kills. Off the back of that, MVP PK went on to claim five consecutive rounds, with NRG only getting back into the game after Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov secured key kills to close out rounds. The North American side reached a 6-5 lead, lost one round, and then struck back to reset MVP PK and finish the T side with a decent, 9-6 scoreline.

After the switch, NRG once again won the pistol but lost to the force-buy, which allowed MVP PK to get a great start on the defensive side. solo and co. were 11-10 up when CeRq got an AWP pick to open up the round and give his team their first buy round as T, but Min-Soo "glow" Kim stepped up in the 2v2 that followed and put NRG in a tough economic situation. With weak buys, NRG wasn't able to challenge MVP PK and they claimed the first map, 16-11.

minixeta left a good impression at IEM Chicago

The start of Train was a different story to Dust2, as NRG ran up a 7-1 lead on the Terrorist side before a back-and-forth round was clutched by solo on B. MVP PK then survived a couple of rounds on a limited buy and, after chaining four rounds together, broke their opponents bank. (7-5)

The half ended with NRG sitting on a 9-6 lead, and it seemed like they were going to extend their advantage; CeRq landed four headshots to lock down Ivy in the pistol, but Seon-Ho "xeta" Son fired back and clutched the 1v5 with a P250. Still, that wasn't enough as, when the rifles came into play, NRG's defenses held strong and they took the win straight out, 16-9.

Inferno was the map to decide which team would stay alive and which would be going home after just one day of competition in Chicago, and North Americans took the early lead, despite MVP PK stealing away a round thanks to a xeta 4K. NRG then pushed mid in two consecutive rounds, with Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte finding multikills in both rounds to keep the Koreans at bay. (7-1)

Two big rounds from Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee were converted into wins before the end of the half, but his team was still in a massive deficit, 12-3, as they swapped to the CT side. MVP PK's pistol round win only delayed the inevitable, they managed to get to eight rounds in total, but NRG didn't look too bothered and closed it out, 16-8, to eliminate the Korean side.

Matchpage
1
2
7th November 2018
United States
16
Dust2
11
9
Train
16
8
Inferno
16
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 66 - 50 +16 86.7 1.25
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 47 - 58 -11 69.4 0.95
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 48 - 58 -10 71.9 0.90
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 36 - 60 -24 54.0 0.74
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 38 - 59 -21 56.8 0.73
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 67 - 47 +20 90.9 1.36
United States Ethan 'nahtE' ArnoldnahtE 65 - 50 +15 90.3 1.31
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 58 - 42 +16 74.8 1.28
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 49 - 46 +3 82.4 1.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 44 - 50 -6 59.6 0.88
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
814
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kim
Min-Soo 'glow' Kim
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
333
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
606
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
634
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
433
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1413
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
#1
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Canada geck0man 
XETA BAITING Jebaited XIGN OVERRATED Jebaited REST OUTDATED Jebaited MVP ELIMINATED Jebaited edit: hi mom!
2018-11-07 03:09
#3
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
minixeta is someone to look for?
2018-11-07 03:10
#4
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Canada geck0man 
"j" lul
2018-11-07 03:10
'One for the future' hah (._.')
2018-11-07 15:25
#2
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Brazil mOnzz 
CeRq >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all
2018-11-07 03:10
#5
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Hong Kong SO_EZ_4_ENCE 
GOD XYP9X
2018-11-07 03:11
#9
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Canada geck0man 
+1
2018-11-07 03:11
#25
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Bulgaria Grezko 
+2
2018-11-07 10:50
+3
2018-11-07 11:57
-6
2018-11-07 12:02
#29
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Denmark Kagemand_V2 
+6
2018-11-07 14:17
close game by north
2018-11-07 03:11
almost
2018-11-07 03:11
CLUTCH MEISTER
2018-11-07 03:11
MVP lul
2018-11-07 03:14
#11
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Portugal raaVz 
xyp9x clutch master
2018-11-07 03:22
Xyp9x then clutched a 1v1 against valde, giving Astralis match point, before converting on it by himself, ninja defusing the bomb on B in a 1v5 situation to make the final score on Nuke 16-4. The most Xyp9x sentence ever written
2018-11-07 03:24
+1
2018-11-07 03:54
#20
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Europe Vallon 
+1
2018-11-07 06:11
#24
STYKO | 
Poland Skrra 
+1
2018-11-07 09:03
Astralis are just too strong
2018-11-07 04:11
Why they dont play Group B upper bracket round 2 instead of Group A elimination match ? So teams dont have to leave after 1st day of the tournament.
2018-11-07 04:53
#17
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
probably to give the upper bracket teams a reward for winning, a bit of time off to prepare
2018-11-07 05:08
#33
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Australia OkraN 
Group A upper have to play that day though
2018-11-08 01:48
Expected
2018-11-07 05:34
#19
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Godpreeh <3
2018-11-07 05:40
Soooooo close by North lul
2018-11-07 06:30
k
2018-11-07 06:36
14-5 on Inferno. Teammate jumps out of balcony and dies mid. Crucial 2v2 by then. Glow then proceeds to jump out out balcony too. Bloody threw the series in a moment. They made it 2v2 with pistols too. Daps says Xeta needs another crazy rifler to match. Kick Glow.
2018-11-07 07:38
Dupreeh is looking like a tank this event
2018-11-07 11:54
Astralis is insane
2018-11-07 15:57
KJAERBYE LUL
2018-11-07 22:39
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