Astralis's Nuke: analyzing the 26-0 streak

Currently sitting on a 26-0 LAN record on Nuke, Astralis are seven wins away from amassing the longest winning streak in CS:GO history, so we have taken a look at their play to find out what makes them so good on the map.

Astralis have now stayed undefeated on Nuke for nearly 10 months, since the 16-9 defeat to mousesports at the ECS Season 4 Finals. The Danes have gone on a massive winning streak on the map since this lineup first played it at StarSeries i-League Season 4 in February against Heroic, amassing a 26-0 LAN record in that time, with NiP being the latest victim at the ECS Season 6 Finals, at the end of November.

Twenty-six wins in a row on any map in or out of the current rotation is something completely unrivaled in this day an age of Counter-Strike. The other recent streak of similar grandeur belongs to Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's lineup that represented Luminosity and SK, a 17-0 record on Train spanning six months in the latter half of 2016 before being ended by Astralis in December of that year.

In fact, 26-0 is currently the second-longest streak on LAN in the history of CS:GO, as Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's squad only have the original NiP's 32-0 record on Nuke from 2012-2013 left to beat to reach No. 1 in the list of impressive feats of some of the game's best rosters:

Astralis's record becomes all the more impressive when you consider that they played nearly two-thirds (17 out of 26) of those matches against top-five opposition at the time, with just Liquid, Natus Vincere, and mousesports adding up to 15 of them. What's more, the Danish powerhouse have only lost eight rounds on average on the map and only nine times have their opponents reached double digits.

The core of the team of Nicolai "device" Reedtz, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth has always had an aptitude for Nuke with a 26-13 record on it with all of their previous lineups combined, which ranks among their three best maps, historically, alongside Train and Overpass. The latter map is where the trio holds its second-best streak, a 10-0 from their days representing TSM towards the end of 2015.

Only with this version have Astralis had Nuke as their go-to map, however, and they amassed such an increasingly rare record that we wanted to take a look at what makes them so good on the map and why they might just be able to add seven more wins under their belt for it to become the longest winning streak ever achieved in CS:GO.

The CT side is what Xyp9x identified as their "secret" in one of our interviews with him at ELEAGUE Premier due to their setups and understanding rotations.

"I think the secret on Nuke is our CT side, we know when to rotate and when to back up and I think we have the best setups, as well. Nuke is a lot about rotations and getting your communications right. It's really just about the small details that can mess up the round, so you really want to have everything perfectly situated and be aware of all scenarios, like "what do these guys do when they push high?" or all of these kinds of things."

"I think we just played so much together that we know 'if they do this, then we do that,' and many of the other teams have maybe changed players and have to coordinate everything again. I think regarding rotations and communication we're just miles ahead of other teams."

Good setups and rotations are key to any defense, and this is where Astralis rule on Nuke. The CT side shows how comfortable their individuals are in their roles and how they fit them, with their best positionally and utility-smart players, Xyp9x and gla1ve, on the extremities (ramp and yard), device flexible with the AWP, dupreeh as the main vent rotator, and Emil "Magisk" Reif a rock on upper.

The two players on the extremities are pivotal in getting information and stalling the clock by using utility and staying alive at the same time, which helps the rest rotate effectively and create bait setups and crossfires wherever necessary. device roams around with the AWP depending on the setup, either helping gla1ve with yard and secret control or staying closer to heaven to answer a call by Xyp9x, if Astralis want to defend ramp.

They use endless amounts of similar setups, all with a clear goal, and everyone seems to have a perfect understanding of which angles their teammates are holding, as well as the rotations needed to counteract whatever the opponent is doing by creating more bait and crossfire scenarios. It simply looks like the Danes are aware of anything that could potentially happen and are prepared to respond accordingly, keeping their defense very dynamic during rounds as well as between rounds based on the information.

As the coach of a team that has lost seven matches on Nuke to the Danish giants, Wilton "zews" Prado also highlighted rotations and denying Terrorists opportunities to get a pick in Astralis's defensive play, which has plagued Liquid throughout their rivals' undefeated run on the map:

"Astralis play their Nuke very well, I think that's indisputable, no one can say anything against that. On their CT side, they know exactly the timings of their rotations, the gambles that they take are all very calculated. As soon as the ramp guy falls down, device is under heaven, if device is secret, they know where they have to fall back to, he'll always be to that side and the guy can stay on ramp and create a bait setup.

"On A, they always know how to put out their utility, they don't get baited if you break door and wait, they know they have to smoke door, a lot of teams molly and that's how you are able to get picks. With Astralis you don't find those easy situations to get picks. On B, Xyp9x is just amazing, it's so hard to get into that site and by mixing it up, it's just impossible. Not impossible, but they are a step ahead of everybody. I feel our Nuke is insane and we've tried to play fundamentally, we have to take risks against them, but they always seem to be one step ahead."

Winning pistols 60% of the time and being able to either convert the second round 80% of the time — or secure the second-round forcebuy half of the time they lose the first round thanks to well-thought-out close-range setups with pistols — is something that helps Astralis rack up leads early on in halves and set up good economy to be able to keep pressure on with utility as well.

Astralis's FTUs on the CT side speak to their ability to gain advantages and keep them, as they get the opening kill about 66% of the time and convert 5v4s a staggering 86% of the time. Even when things go wrong and gla1ve's team find themselves at a disadvantage, they make sure they don't get pinched from multiple angles and rather scout for information to read where their opponents are heading to stack there or retake together, which helps them turn around situations other teams would find hard to win.

Those numbers trump anyone else's by some margin, and it's almost no different on the Terrorist side, where they only falter in the opening kills department with 53%, which is still significantly higher compared to any other team that plays Nuke often. Although Astralis are more successful on the CT side, the offense is where they really are miles ahead of everybody else with a 64% round win percentage on a map that is significantly CT-favored. They don't necessarily have lots of different tactics on the Terrorist side, but they do use plenty of smaller moves with two to three players to gain control of an area, especially yard, secret, and the back of vents.

Without committing to either bombsite initially, they work methodically from there to get more information and picks in order to get an advantage and attack the bombsite they know is weaker, especially when the players on the other side of the map manage to exploit a gap created by their opponents' rotations forced by the main bulk of Astralis. During this process, they make sure they have enough utility so that when they do commit, they can close off key chokepoints to get into good positions and stall the clock in retake scenarios.

After they use the more methodical approach for several previous rounds, Astralis like to switch up the pace and opt for something quicker to catch their opponents off-guard every now and again, adding another layer of unpredictability to their play.

Stats of the best teams on each map in 2018 show just how uncommonly successful Astralis have been when losing the opening duel, with 42% of such rounds won

Now that they've been undefeated for so long, the psychological advantage Astralis have in every match also has to be taken into consideration. Some teams will go outside of their comfort zone to try to surprise them and that can easily backfire, just as it did when Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen tried to antistrat them heavily at DreamHack Masters Stockholm:

"We tried to antistrat them really hard, we knew coming into this game that we needed to do something different from other teams, I've seen teams looking like they didn't even look at a demo from Astralis, so we chose to really go deep on the antistrat this time and it didn't work at all.

"[...] And as T, we tried to antistrat them even harder with nade stacks and going completely away from how we play just to make them feel uncomfortable, but it didn't work at all. We got out of our comfort zone and they played really well, gla1ve pushed the right places and caught us off-guard. So Nuke was just really horrible."

Plus, you also have to look at the fact that none of the elite teams have Nuke as one of their best maps. In part, it's likely because it doesn't make much sense to focus on it when it's the least played map in the rotation. Secondly, some of the very best Nuke teams in recent times have fallen off altogether, like Virtus.pro and G2, or just got worse on the map itself, like mousesports, whose impressive start on it (10-1 in 2017 with the current lineup) has turned to ash since it went through extensive changes in February and May.

Only Astralis have been able to figure out these latest versions of Nuke, while Na`Vi, Liquid, and mousesports are trying to catch up. Nick "nitr0" Cannella's and Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's teams are the only ones who have gotten close in the 11 attempts combined, but even the North Americans have only grown further away from the goal in recent months after a couple of close matches early on.

"Every time we play against them, the stakes get higher because we don't make the same mistakes, and the same mistakes that we were able to catch off them, they won't make them either, so it's kind of a game of cat and mouse, where we have to catch up and at some point overcome it. It's not easy, but I hope we get there. They're insane, it would be quite an honor to be able to break their streak," zews told HLTV.org.

mousesports got close to breaking the streak twice in the last month

On the other hand, the European side had a 13-11 lead twice in November, and although Astralis came back in the end with five rounds in a row both times, they were able to get so close thanks to some last-minute preparation and an attempt to surprise the Danish heavyweights with new things, according to Martin "STYKO" Styk:

"We created strats just in our minds to try to counter what they are doing and how they're moving around the map to abuse their rotations. We tried to do that, it worked pretty well, we got close. Again, we lost a 1v3 versus Xyp9x, 2v2s against device and Xyp9x... Yeah, it was a close match, it could have gone either way and the only way that we got so close was that we talked about it and we played the things we never practiced before."

"I think if we put more preparation into this practice on Nuke against Astralis, we're going to beat them in Odense if we get a chance to play against them on Nuke. I think we're confident enough to just come up with stuff on-the-fly before the match and implement it into the game so that we're more unpredictable."

gla1ve understands how close their latest scare was at ECS Season 6 Finals and, from what he told us at the event, Astralis will try to approach this particular matchup differently in the future.

"Yeah, the Nuke match was just like last time we played against mousesports. It was 16-13 and they were leading 13-11 and then we got some pretty lucky rounds and we won the game.

"They were close to ending our winning streak on Nuke, of course it would be sad, but we know that at some point we're going to lose it. I think we're going to have a talk about just playing against them on Nuke, what we can do differently."

That serves as a tasty precursor to the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals, which are set to kick off on Tuesday. With Liquid in their group, and mousesports and Na`Vi also in attendance, either Astralis will defend their streak and come closer to the record, or one of the Danes' biggest challengers will finally succeed and break it. Which will it be?

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
934
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:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1513
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Amazing streak. I dont think they will beat NIP's streak, Astralis looked a bit shaky and even lost to m16r lol I think their streak will end soon.
2018-12-03 16:43
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2018-12-03 16:42
Take the L like a man, you will never be faster than me
2018-12-03 16:43
#10
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Sweden Unluko 
Because you are F5ing hltv every second of the day
2018-12-03 16:44
#19
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Germany DrachenRainer 
Ya YeeT
2018-12-03 16:46
#21
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Yeeeet
2018-12-03 16:46
#65
gAuLeS | 
Liechtenstein KotoPRO 
LMAO, THEY NEVER OWN VS MIBR IN NUKE... SHIT ASS TEAM ASTRALIS TOP50 MAX
2018-12-03 17:36
#208
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
Cry is free
2018-12-05 09:20
nuke shit map
2018-12-14 09:04
#20
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
#1 in the modern world, no doubt about that
2018-12-03 16:47
and you f5 slower than me?
2018-12-03 18:10
#109
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Sweden Unluko 
I don't F5, I get notifications around 3 minutes after the thread was posted.
2018-12-03 18:39
i also get notifications idiot or do you think i f5 hltv 24/7 😂😂😂
2018-12-03 18:39
#111
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Sweden Unluko 
You do.
2018-12-03 18:40
if you say so 😎👍
2018-12-03 18:40
#113
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Sweden Unluko 
Hmmm 🤔
2018-12-03 18:40
Your comment 22:42 First comment 22:43 ???
2018-12-04 01:24
#257
ZywOo | 
Indonesia dipakai 
WTF LMAOOOOO
2018-12-06 01:01
If you look beside the time, it shows an Edit Icon. His comment was excited and the time reflects when he edited it.
2018-12-16 18:53
This streak only exist because mibestteamintheworldr doesn't play nuke Btw intz will destroy bug
2018-12-03 16:46
#23
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
nt x2
2018-12-03 16:47
Would you like to see; kNg Felps Taco FNX Boltz
2018-12-03 17:02
All I wanna see is Hen1 Lucas1 kNg Felps Steel
2018-12-03 17:18
Boltz is really good, u have to kick someone for him. -Steel
2018-12-03 17:19
No, because steel is the igl Only guy I could kick for boltz is felps but felps is one of my favs
2018-12-03 17:21
steel igl-ing? never seen him as the type to lead a team
2018-12-03 18:17
#183
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Hes always been an igl so
2018-12-03 23:54
He did igl for some time, but mostly a support player
2018-12-04 00:08
#190
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South Africa nimmaJ 
No just a supportive IGL. Hes IGLd on all the teams hes been on besides LG and has been brought onto teams specifically to IGL multiple times
2018-12-04 00:12
INTZ who? 😂😂😂😂😂😂🐵😂😂
2018-12-03 18:10
Rubbish. MIBR are scared so they avoid Astralis on nuke as much as they can.
2018-12-03 19:14
pdpa thats why mibr always avoid nuke against all team but call us in the cache
2018-12-03 19:22
#102
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Denmark blue_sheep 
The era is happening
2018-12-03 18:21
#271
device | 
Denmark twiiN 
lmao this guy called it +1
2018-12-09 21:38
#259
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Cant deny Astralis's greatness. Yet they cant touch NIPs record streak
2018-12-06 16:22
Mibr Top 1 by far soon with goatzera and TACO united
2018-12-14 17:04
Astralis 🤫🤫
2018-12-03 16:42
fuck you #1, if there wasn't the banner with this gamdom i would've been 1st
2018-12-03 16:43
RIP whatever ad block you're using lol
2018-12-03 17:48
use ublock origin
2018-12-03 18:18
+1
2018-12-03 23:46
+1 besterest
2018-12-04 17:50
#167
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Ukraine illinoize 
F
2018-12-03 20:28
#4
broky | 
Europe zTOMME 
wow
2018-12-03 16:42
Why though?
2018-12-03 16:42
#7
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Spain elskio 
woww
2018-12-03 16:43
#9
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France France98123 
monkaHmm i see
2018-12-03 16:43
#11
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Europe b7ack0ut 
s1ck
2018-12-03 16:44
You can see how NIP was powerful back then and why are they legends.
2018-12-03 16:44
#41
EliGE | 
United States DervGuy 
While that is very true, they also didn't have the competition that teams have today.
2018-12-03 17:06
"sk era" had even worse competition. olof and guardian was injured, french scene was in shambles. atleast nip had verygames as competition
2018-12-03 18:09
VG was no competition for NIP, they were on a whole other level. Getting that streak today would be impossible for Nip and that's why the 26-0 streak is impressive considering the Top teams they had to beat. Nothing against NiP's streak tho, they are for sure legends, but they didn't get challenged the way Astralis do now.
2018-12-03 18:51
VG did pose a threat to nip in the latter parts of their era. mibr "era" was easier than nip era
2018-12-03 19:07
Nah not really, Did VG even win a map against NiP.. like ever? Nah NiP was dominating because they played CSGO like it should be played, before VG even knew how to play CSGO.
2018-12-03 19:12
i watched csgo in the early days, and i can tell you that vg won several events at the end of the nip era. nip did not play csgo how it "should" be player there is no "should", they just ran around killing everyone, no strats they were just better
2018-12-03 19:36
#184
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Yes at the end of the era... when they and other teams finally started to catch up and the scene started to become much larger and much more competitive
2018-12-03 23:55
#13
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World Notb8ing 
damn 26 games on lan not even one OT either, that's nuts
2018-12-03 16:44
#14
xartE | 
Sweden KatN1 
best cs team ever
2018-12-03 16:44
#15
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Brazil bandicoot 
JINXED RiP streak, lets go MIBR!!!
2018-12-03 16:44
Why do u jinx it?? There was no news when nip had their streak so.. ggwp hltv
2018-12-03 16:45
They also posted about sk/lg Train streak.
2018-12-03 17:38
#197
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Denmark Notallama 
There wasn't proper journalists or anyone who really cared, as CS:GO was in a shitty state during NiP's domination, which also explained the low playerbase at the time.
2018-12-04 02:57
Talkei
2018-12-03 16:46
#22
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Denmark Ramp8 
Incoming Br7 retards claiming they cheat, because they have no good teams left.
2018-12-03 16:46
hi my name is hltv i love astralis so much😎
2018-12-03 16:47
#69
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Denmark blue_sheep 
me too
2018-12-03 17:43
me 2oo😎
2018-12-03 18:27
Awww ::salty::
2018-12-03 21:13
#209
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
Cry is free
2018-12-05 09:23
#25
ZywOo | 
Denmark D4mbad1m 
spicy
2018-12-03 16:50
#26
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
perma ban nuke vs astralis? :D
2018-12-03 16:51
#30
Petra | 
Romania AdryaaN 
they can destroy anyone on every map, so will not make a big difference.
2018-12-03 16:55
#58
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Brazil Kelmec 
haha 0/8
2018-12-03 17:23
i mean by the stats they showed astralis is also the best dust 2, overpass, and inferno team
2018-12-03 22:07
of course danish hltv makes a thread about this yet never did the same for nip's 87-0 streak
2018-12-03 16:52
Perhaps not NiP's, but I also wrote about SK's so let's stop with the conspiracy ^^ hltv.org/news/19411/analysing-sks-17-0-s..
2018-12-03 16:54
striker is it true that hltv loves denmark more than other nations?😎
2018-12-16 18:55
The Luminosity guys...
2018-12-03 16:56
mouz and nip the only teams that have a chance This streak will end in epl season 8 where mouz will beat them in mirage,nuke,dust 2 to be champions
2018-12-03 16:59
Hopefully
2018-12-03 18:51
It's so impressive if you think that only 3 or 4 teams play Nuke, they always defeat the same idiots. The nip thing is different, the scene was still in diapers. What was most remarkable was the LG with that train streak, where ALL the teams played it
2018-12-03 16:59
#40
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Denmark mindgames 
Well, LG played their best CS at the time. You can compare it to Astralis now.
2018-12-03 17:02
#187
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Not ALL of the teams played it. If you go back and look at the rankings only about half the top 10 teams consistently played train. Same as now. Top 10 teams during SKs streak included C9, liquid, g2, envy, dignitas, mouz. None of which really played train unless it was forced onto them always 1st or 2nd ban rotation if they could. Right now Navi, NiP, NRG, Mouz, Liquid and to a certain degree Big all play Nuke. The competition on nuke isnt as weak as the article may have implied. Astralis are just miles ahead of all the other teams on it with rotations, communication, cross fires, and tactics/pace on their T sides. They lose an average of 8 rounds on it as it stated, SK had muuuuch close games during their stream and also had multiple OT wins and allowed teams into double digits a higher percentage of games. In no way was SKs streak on Train more impressive than Astralis current streak on Nuke
2018-12-04 00:09
#34
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United Kingdom EddieNahui 
if we're talking lan it is only 30 games for nip that are recorded on this site so unless there are 2 more unrecorded it is 30 hltv.org/stats/teams/matches/4411/NiP?ma.. as shown in this link so astralis are 5 games away from the record and i honestly hope they beat it as that will be an insane feat.
2018-12-03 17:00
Two are missing from that list because we did not have stats from the very first CS:GO LAN tournament, SteelSeries GO, where NiP played Nuke twice
2018-12-03 17:28
#161
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United Kingdom EddieNahui 
ahh thank you for clarifying since i did not know if data was missing since mistakes can happen
2018-12-03 19:51
astralis overrated
2018-12-03 17:01
Jinxed.
2018-12-03 17:01
#37
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
hltv with the bad English
2018-12-03 17:01
S's (.__.')
2018-12-03 17:19
#56
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
ikr
2018-12-03 17:21
#77
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Croatia Jack Russell 
There is nothing wrong.
2018-12-03 17:57
#83
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
S's
2018-12-03 18:02
#86
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Croatia Jack Russell 
It's a matter of preference and style, you can use both "s'" and "s's". Both are correct.
2018-12-03 18:07
#87
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
No its not
2018-12-03 18:07
#93
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Yes it is, google it around and see for yourself.
2018-12-03 18:11
#94
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
look at my other comment , i think it depends on region
2018-12-03 18:11
#88
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
it may be the type of english we were taught for example i live in the uk
2018-12-03 18:09
#95
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Croatia Jack Russell 
I was probably taught the same as you in school (Astralis'), but it can actually go both ways. ef.com/wwen/english-resources/english-gr..
2018-12-03 18:15
#96
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
well i was taught otherwise
2018-12-03 18:13
#97
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Check this link, when it's regular nouns it's always s'. When it's names it can be both. But never mind, stupid discussion anyway.
2018-12-03 18:16
#98
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
yep,lets be real though ,who cares anymore
2018-12-03 18:17
boring
2018-12-03 17:02
NiP >> Astralis
2018-12-03 17:08
#43
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Nobody wants to play Nuke, this streak doesn't matter tbh
2018-12-03 17:10
#44
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United States MATT_HARDY 
Holy fuck Striker i hope you are getting well paid for that
2018-12-03 17:10
hahaa imagine not using dark mode.
2018-12-03 17:10
dark mode for kids
2018-12-04 05:32
#46
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Armenia gr1nch 
where is navi 17:0(12 on lan) win streak on overpass? imgur.com/a/lhjbLUc
2018-12-03 17:17
First of all, that includes online matches, and it's actually two different lineups. 4-0 for the Zeus one and 8-0 for the s1mple one on LAN.
2018-12-03 17:20
#59
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Armenia gr1nch 
as i said 5 of them is online but yeah u are right about different lineups
2018-12-03 17:23
not all matches were on LAN
2018-12-03 17:28
#64
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Armenia gr1nch 
2018-12-03 17:36
jesus remember when NIP was good?
2018-12-03 17:12
Better times
2018-12-03 18:52
powerd by "mouse5"
2018-12-03 17:13
A lot of luck and kinda is their main map. Ofc they are good at their own map and also luck included
2018-12-03 17:18
How can you be lucky 26 times? Get outta here
2018-12-03 18:55
Never said that they where lucky every time. Go eat your pølse
2018-12-04 07:54
XANTARES <3
2018-12-03 17:19
Cache Soldiers
2018-12-03 17:26
#57
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North America AlanSmith 
NiP domination in one photo hltv.org/gallery/view/116152
2018-12-03 17:22
Rip Cache Soldiers
2018-12-03 17:27
Hope they will surpass the nip's streak
2018-12-03 17:39
#68
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Denmark blue_sheep 
The era is happening folks
2018-12-03 17:41
#70
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Slovenia TheRealBici 
They're meh
2018-12-03 17:44
#71
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Poland POLAND_SHIT 
Rip NiP
2018-12-03 17:45
#72
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Latvia Tibro 
nvidia
2018-12-03 17:45
#74
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid plz beat them scrubs on nuke. NIP best win streak ever.
2018-12-03 17:49
The NIP did this at a time when there was no competition. Now that all tactics have been studied for a long time and any team from the TOP 15 hltv can beat the favorites, keeping nuke 31: 0 is just incredible.
2018-12-03 17:51
#76
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Good article
2018-12-03 17:53
#78
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Malaysia byaIi 
good
2018-12-03 17:57
S OMEGALUL MOKESTRALIS STREAK foot.exe streak
2018-12-03 17:57
hmm good
2018-12-03 17:58
#81
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Brazil KinngPiN 
How many teams play nuke nowadays? Always hate this map
2018-12-03 17:59
Should've waited for them to beat NiP streak or the streak to end to make the article IMO, but still great read
2018-12-03 17:59
astralis is fucking amazing hands down, even If Im swedish and hate the danes I gotta give them my respect, hard work pays off.
2018-12-03 18:05
This is jinxy AF!
2018-12-03 18:07
Astralis players no need to see enemies🤭
2018-12-03 18:10
chets
2018-12-03 18:18
#103
jks | 
North America Fule 
Its against the same teams. Where is Sk, Faze, other teams other than Liquid, Navi etc...
2018-12-03 18:26
#107
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Sweden Kasidro 
The other teams ban nuke against them
2018-12-03 18:34
They don't want to perma lose a map, that's why they ban it because they have a better chance on another map in the pool. Why choose a map like Nuke were you are 90% sure you are gonna lose, instead for taking a map like Mirage were you have way better chance to beat Astralis.
2018-12-03 18:59
"Kowalski analysis"
2018-12-03 18:28
#108
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France meF1 
SPACES LUL
2018-12-03 18:35
i hope it will be the longest streak ever <3
2018-12-03 18:42
-1
2018-12-03 21:01
Mousesports will end that streak im pretty sure
2018-12-03 18:50
#159
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Poland snakemtt 
vp [*]
2018-12-03 19:32
they are donnnn finish, not on the rank list 30, they dont have any big tallent in polen right now.
2018-12-03 21:28
#163
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Brazil Collee 
Mouz had everything to win that on their last matchup. Great streak, but this map is horrible. Astralis is the only interesting team to watch consistently on Nuke
2018-12-03 20:02
Everyone taking the opporunity to shit on NiP as usual. All 4 of those streaks are from the same era of CS they played, their 87-0 era. You continue to call out and say that they had no competition or anything else, but they did have competition, they had VeryGames as the quickest example, and their Nuke streak lasted far past the 87-0 era. You claim there was no competition etc when there was, it goes to show how dominant the team was that they bested other teams, even seemingly great ones, 87 times in a row. Stop taking the chance to shit on NiP and congratulate Astralis.
2018-12-03 20:06
Actually, their first loss on Nuke happened in the same series where they lost the 87-0 streak (hltv.org/stats/matches/21608/nip-vs-virt..) And they lost the Dust2 and Inferno streak right after in the final of the same tournament to VP.
2018-12-03 23:34
Noticed that, misread the maps I always thought they lost Inferno and Mirage streaks on there for some reason, didn't remember they lost twice lmao. Thanks for the correction to people reading.
2018-12-03 23:58
#198
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South Africa nimmaJ 
They had much less competition than the other eras and thats factual. VeryGames was the only team that came close to them. I'm not trying to shit on NiP but theres a ton of people acting as if NiPs streak on Nuke was much more impressive when it wasn't.
2018-12-04 05:00
VeryGames, Virtus.pro, Fnatic, Epsilon (The soon to be fnatic core lineup), etc. all in attendance before NiP lost their 87-0 streak along with their still domination of the scene. These teams we're good teams, but not on the same level as NiP, just like how we have some great teams, but none are on the same level of Astralis. Don't assume just because no one could stop them that there was no competition. There simply wasn't anything on their level at the time. You had the good competition there.
2018-12-04 05:06
#200
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Lets remember that the bulk of NiPs 87-0 run was in 2012, 51 of the maps. hltv.org/stats/teams/matches/4411/NiP?st.. Many of the players on those teams never achieved anything nor did they stay relevant Current VP which was ESC at that time wasnt placing very highly at that many tournaments in 2012 This was the only time Epsilon faced NiP during their streak hltv.org/stats/matches/20936/nip-vs-epsi.. The russian-ish VP at that time didnt form til December of 2012 Danish fnatic didnt form until November and only played 2 maps vs NiP during their streak neither of which they got into double digits against. Yes these teams existed but, they were very fresh to the game at the time many of the players in some of the top 10 teams at the time did not last very long in the scene once people realized CS:GO was the new age and everybody began switching over and teams caught up. So that leaves about 2 relevant teams that where there for the majority of the streak. Meanwhile Astralis had to struggle to get #1, not immediately be there at the start of the scene due to switching over players early. And had to defend it from top 5 teams in the world constantly as stated 17 of the 26 matches in the streak were against top 5, established and experienced CS:GO rosters, I dont know why you're so against the idea that there could possibly be more competiton now then there was WHEN THE GAME CAME OUT, it only make sense that the game would amass more organizations, more money, more professional interest, and therefore higher skill and progressively advanced tactics making the scene more and more competitive
2018-12-04 05:31
Astralis have the most exciting CS to watch right now, they're so damn good it's ridiculous.
2018-12-03 20:13
After esl 30-0
2018-12-03 20:28
#168
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
NIP good old times feelsgoodman
2018-12-03 20:32
#169
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Poland KasPro 
VIRTUS PRO BibleThump
2018-12-03 21:00
Have never done this before, just because and the home team Egg droping
2018-12-03 21:05
ty for the free analysis, now teams will read it and the streak will end ez
2018-12-03 21:19
THE RECORD THAT NIP HAVE, IS ONLINE AND LAN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ASTRALIS IS LAN,
2018-12-03 21:30
NIP;(
2018-12-03 21:57
#178
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Why would you post this article and allow others to read and counter without putting in their own effort. 2018 Logic.
2018-12-03 22:52
lmao i wrote the same thing, rip their streak
2018-12-03 23:01
#195
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Australia Lolfeminists 
It’s a bit ridiculous to do this my French friend.
2018-12-04 02:34
Because the other teams already analyze this shit HLTV is just doing it for the normies
2018-12-04 01:00
HLTV zikou a Astralis. They’re going to lose the next match on Nuke
2018-12-03 23:17
astralis the new GOAT? i are think that
2018-12-03 23:56
+1 winning this amount of LANs in one year is only beat by fnatic, which tactically was a much lesser team. talking about NiP as the best of all time would be weird, given how undeveloped the pro scene was back then.
2018-12-06 18:08
Vici will break their streak.
2018-12-04 00:07
Just to clarify, mibr also never lost to Astralis on Nuke. (on the streak) Kappa
2018-12-04 01:25
+1
2018-12-04 02:35
tldr
2018-12-04 01:55
zxcvdv
2018-12-04 08:49
#205
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
NIP <3
2018-12-04 11:51
#256
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United Kingdom foxize 
wtf, I come here with boner and tissue ready, it said Astralis's Nuke anal on side. Very disappointing. Goodbye
2018-12-05 20:42
#258
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Sweden Niipr0 
NIP streaks <3
2018-12-06 02:07
#262
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
bitch pls, there was no competition back then.
2018-12-06 18:14
#263
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Sweden Niipr0 
HAHAH -1000 you are to young to see that Astralis was copenhagen wolves back then? It was Competetive :) Break 87-0 before you talk : ) #GONINJAS NIP <3
2018-12-07 15:47
#264
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
No it wasn't you dumbass. The scene wasn't anywhere near competitive as it is today. It was EZ for Ninjas to dominate back then. They could never do that today. Never.
2018-12-07 16:27
#274
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Sweden Niipr0 
haha! the scence was competetive, but not the same like today. Virtus.Pro was really good,Dignitas,Copenhagen Wolfes was good. It was competetive wtf xD
2018-12-10 18:58
#277
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
Prime AST vs prime NiP in BO5: 16-9, 16-8, 16-3 for AST.
2018-12-11 11:47
#275
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Sweden Niipr0 
bitch pls, there was no competition back then. + 10000
2018-12-10 18:59
#261
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Turkey rasheem 
It's 27-0 right now.
2018-12-06 18:11
It is also 27-0 now :)
2018-12-08 03:20
#268
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Denmark Duckter007 
It’s still 27-0 at this point in time
2018-12-08 09:21
astralis nuke anal
2018-12-07 16:27
lmao i read the same
2018-12-07 16:28
#269
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Turkey rasheem 
lol :D
2018-12-08 21:17
#270
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Canada mandydingo 
how hard is it for teams to just ban nuke when they play astralis?
2018-12-08 21:28
astralis map pool is so deep so that if you ban nuke, they will likely have 2 really strong maps against you. but if you let them play nuke, you can get a map pick you feel more comfortable on.
2018-12-10 12:48
XANTARES is now feeling thank you
2018-12-10 00:51
#276
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Sweden Niipr0 
87-0 JUST SAYING DANISH FANBUUUYS! = )
2018-12-10 19:00
#278
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Denmark Duckter007 
Very impressive record even if it was done when the other teams still played css
2018-12-11 16:13
just like the mobb deep lyrics: you minor we major
2018-12-13 00:05
#280
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Finland AxaFin 
27-0 Inshallah
2018-12-14 01:49
#285
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
NiP ez 32 ez nuke
2018-12-17 12:47
expected from the SS
2018-12-29 18:08
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