Astralis overcome HellRaisers 2-1; Renegades eliminate ViCi in Odense

Professeur
December 4th, 2018 20:04

After losing the opening map, Astralis bounced back to claim the series over HellRaisers (8-16 Mirage, 16-13 Dust2, 16-4 Inferno) and secured a place in the playoffs, while Renegades eliminated ViCi in two maps (16-12 Inferno, 16-9 Mirage).

HellRaisers opened up the match against Astralis on the right foot, grabbing the 5-0 lead on the CT side of Mirage after Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz struck down three on the B site defense. Just when it looked that HellRaisers would run away with the first half, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander stepped up with back-to-back clutches, a 1v3 on B and a 1v2 on A, to bring things back in control for Astralis.

The half ended 9-6 in HellRaisers' favor, with the crucial second pistol going the way of Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's men as well, as they held off the A retake in a 4v5. In their first gun round, the Danes were convincing, winning it with only one casualty, but Özgür "woxic" Eker's quad kill in the followup, which included a 1v2 clutch, put his side in the position to close out the game. As the score was 14-8, Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov found two openings on B which allowed his team to close out the map shortly, 16-8.

gla1ve led Astralis by example, finishing the series with a 1.21 rating

Dust2 kicked off with a lot of back-and-forths, Emil "Magisk" Reif locked in the pistol for his side with a triple, ANGE1 replied with a quad kill short hold in the first buy, and rounds were continuosly traded until the tie at 4-4. Then HellRaisers weren't able to hold off the B push, despite getting two kills on the entry, and Astralis took control of the momentum. After Astralis seized a 7-4 lead, HellRaisers started pulling things back, with DeadFox's B-site lockdown ace helping his side to an 8-7 advantage before the switch.

As CT, Astralis looked much more comfortable, with a 2v4 B site retake on the pistol starting their strong run. In a crucial round, at 13-10, DeadFox unlocked the Long defense with four kills, with the map winner up in the air until Astralis won a round with just one saved rifle (15-13), and closed it out in the followup to force Inferno.

HellRaisers grabbed the opening round of the final map, but a swift reset by the hands of Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen took all wind out of their opponent's sails. With rifles, the Danes dominated Banana and didn't allow HellRaisers to put down the bomb in six consecutive rounds, until ANGE1 and co. finally broke into A and held the afterplant. However, another swift economy reset followed as Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth's double secured the retake in the next round, and Astralis finished the half strongly, 12-3.

Any chance of HellRaisers making a comeback were out of the window when they lost the followup to their second-round force-buy win, which put them 14-4 down. Astralis cleaned up the force buys and closed out the map 16-4 to take the series and secure a place in the playoffs.

Matchpage
1
2
4th December 2018
16
Mirage
8
13
Dust2
16
4
Inferno
16
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 48 - 46 +2 70.4 1.02
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 42 - 45 -3 58.6 0.95
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 40 - 49 -9 67.5 0.94
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 40 - 57 -17 70.8 0.87
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 40 - 48 -8 59.1 0.87
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 59 - 43 +16 82.1 1.24
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 52 - 37 +15 77.5 1.21
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 51 - 45 +6 73.5 1.07
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 42 - 38 +4 69.4 1.05
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 40 - 47 -7 72.9 1.02

Inferno was the first map to be played between Renegades and ViCi, with the Chinese side grabbing the 3-0 start on the T side. Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai on the AWP helped his side turn things around, and they took the lead after round 11, making it 6-5. From that point onwards it was all about Renegades, who closed out the half 9-6, only losing the last round as ZhiHong "aumaN" Liu picked up a key double on the A site entry.

The Australian side was back on track from the T-side pistol round, as a double from Justin "jks" Savage and a kill from Jay "liazz" Tregillgas started a five-round streak for Renegades. WingHei "Freeman" Cheung and aumaN then combined for ViCi's first in the second half (14-7), while WeiJie "zhokiNg" Zhong started causing problems for Renegades in middle, racking up kills with his aggressive positioning. That helped ViCi bring the score back to 15-12, but they weren't able to close it out in the end, as a B site push worked out for the Australians.

jkaem turned things around for Renegades on Mirage

Renegades's pick, Mirage, which they lost earlier in the tournament to HellRaisers 16-5, didn't start well for the Australians this time either. By round eight, liazz was without a kill, with his team unable to get on the board either. A fast-paced round then worked out for Aaron "AZR" Ward and co. and opened the floodgates. Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad spearheaded Renegades as they turned around the half, streaking together eight rounds to take the lead before switching to the CT side.

With the second pistol of the map going their way, Renegades quickly established themselves on the CT side, with an early reset of ViCi helping their cause. jkaem continued his strong play from the first half and was pivotal in the victory, 16-9 on Mirage, keeping Renegades alive at the tournament.

Matchpage
2
0
4th December 2018
16
Inferno
12
16
Mirage
9
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 51 - 31 +20 94.3 1.47
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 50 - 34 +16 91.7 1.39
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 40 - 32 +8 92.6 1.33
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 44 - 32 +12 83.1 1.27
Australia Jay 'liazz' Tregillgasliazz 25 - 29 -4 57.9 0.90
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 46 - 43 +3 94.5 1.22
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 36 - 42 -6 71.8 0.87
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 29 - 44 -15 63.5 0.74
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 25 - 41 -16 54.8 0.71
Malaysia Andrew 'kaze' Khongkaze 22 - 41 -19 41.1 0.62
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1269
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:
847
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1515
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
545
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Australia Jay 'liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
448
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#1
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United States johnjay 
Expected for the #1 team in the world.
2018-12-04 20:05
#6
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Easy for #1 player of 2018, Ecolai Reedtz
2018-12-04 20:06
#16
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-12-04 20:10
#23
woxic | 
Turkey cemc_ 
kek
2018-12-04 20:16
#24
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Poland wiktorex 
change flair to device now everybody see it
2018-12-04 20:18
#26
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Don’t need to be his fam to recognize him as the undisputed #1 player of 2018 Edit: ofc this comment comes from a statpad1mple fan, not even surprised
2018-12-04 20:21
#35
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Ukraine DIMILLIONE 
Hahaha undisputed #1, time to wake up Kevin
2018-12-04 20:48
+1
2018-12-04 21:24
#59
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Denmark Xipingu 
It’s a disgrace for a game that a player can be #1, having won fuck all but one or two tourneys, only one being really relevant. I’m not delusional, it’s just stupid.
2018-12-05 08:40
E-coli Reedtz
2018-12-04 22:19
Too much romain lettuce
2018-12-04 23:26
fake mvp again and again
2018-12-05 16:30
#19
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Indeed! Let's go Renegades#1!!!
2018-12-04 20:13
Expected af
2018-12-04 20:37
Astralis just too gud
2018-12-04 20:05
#3
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United States Dr1GeR 
hi
2018-12-04 20:05
#4
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Mongolia dozenx 
Nt HR
2018-12-04 20:05
#5
dupreeh | 
Denmark DolphiN 
EZ4ASTRALIS .. LETS GO BOYS, INTEL GRAND SLAM INC!
2018-12-04 20:05
cringe
2018-12-04 20:36
#51
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Denmark Twick_ 
Sometimes the truth is cringey
2018-12-04 21:47
megacringe
2018-12-05 15:23
#62
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Denmark Twick_ 
Whatever your majesty wishes
2018-12-05 18:17
#ToTheStars
2018-12-04 23:40
#7
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Finland Smoonah 
not surprising
2018-12-04 20:06
#8
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
GG HR <3
2018-12-04 20:06
#29
ScreaM | 
Canada Lokomo 
nt boys
2018-12-04 20:30
ez for Ecolai "Ecovice" Reedtz
2018-12-04 20:06
lul
2018-12-04 20:06
expected
2018-12-04 20:07
#12
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Mexico Brayam7u7 
gg hr played gud
2018-12-04 20:07
Its a hard pick between hr and big for the third playoffs spot
2018-12-04 20:08
#14
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Almost lost 2-0 to tier 2 team with one new player "Astralis are so Insane" "EZ4Astralis" Ok:D I'm not Astralis hater, but their fans just so stupid.
2018-12-04 20:08
#15
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Sweden drakendilf 
and they toggled hack so they would have lost if they were "legit" no.1 team wouldn't even be top 20 without nvidia
2018-12-04 20:09
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD imagine being this mad
2018-12-04 20:22
#42
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United Kingdom wiLLow21 
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD imagine getting baited that hard
2018-12-04 21:13
You hate to see it
2018-12-04 23:26
#38
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
Cry is free
2018-12-04 20:59
#39
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
Cry is free
2018-12-04 21:00
#43
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Cry is free
2018-12-04 21:17
+11111
2018-12-04 21:25
Almost lost 2-0... WP Hellraisers....
2018-12-04 20:12
#18
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
They almost lost 2-0 to the team, which got their new player 4 weeks ago and didnt have enough time to practise with Hobbit LUL
2018-12-04 20:14
#21
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Spain elskio 
Navi almost lost to tier999 team Order
2018-12-04 20:16
its a well known fact that navi tends to lose vs bots on their opening bo1 games and proceed deep into the tournament regardless. old news astralis fan
2018-12-04 20:24
#31
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Spain elskio 
Just like IEM Chicago right?
2018-12-04 20:37
#40
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
Cry is free
2018-12-04 21:00
#20
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Spain elskio 
Nt HR wp
2018-12-04 20:14
#22
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Brazil xpn :) 
Nt Hellraisers :(
2018-12-04 20:16
#25
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
Well it was obvious they put most of their effort in their Mirage vs Astralis. + Finally a team banning nuke vs best team. Nt wp maybe next year.
2018-12-04 20:19
#33
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Georgia Satan_p 
Astralis extremely lucky, bomb drops off the short pos. for a lucky astralis..
2018-12-04 20:38
#36
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
As vs mouse and fnatic in Chicago.
2018-12-04 20:49
#41
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
Cry is extremely free
2018-12-04 21:01
Kiddo
2018-12-04 21:26
#49
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Georgia Satan_p 
So are astralis's Wins..
2018-12-04 21:32
device wont be MVP this year
2018-12-04 20:46
#37
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Whiffed so many shots this game.
2018-12-04 20:50
nt HR
2018-12-04 21:21
WP HR, almost won with a new player!
2018-12-04 21:26
#50
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Other mikecool 
You can't fluke Australis. Also, my boys survive another day! :)
2018-12-04 21:46
#52
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Russia AR4ER 
Good try HR!! Good luck
2018-12-04 21:51
Nice try HR better luck nex time
2018-12-04 22:30
Expected
2018-12-04 22:47
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