Astralis scoop $1 million Intel Grand Slam prize

MIRAA
December 9th, 2018 20:30

Astralis won the $1 million prize from the first season of the Intel Grand Slam (IGS) after coming out on top at the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals.

The Danish giants beat Liquid 3-1 in the grand final at a packed Sparekassen Fyn Arena, in Odense, to lift their fourth Intel Grand Slam title, after DreamHack Masters Marseille, the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals and IEM Chicago.

According to Intel, each Astralis player and coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen will receive a gold bar with his name on it and the events that the team won during the season.

It took Astralis nine IGS-eligible events to scoop the prize, which was created in June 2017 to reward the team who could win four +$200,000 ESL/DreamHack tournaments in the span of ten. Even if Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's troops lost the final in Odense, they would still have another shot at the prize at the IEM Katowice Major, in February.

Astralis win the first Intel Grand Slam season

FaZe was the first team to get within touching distance of the prize after winning ESL One New York 2017, IEM Sydney 2018 and ESL One Belo Horizonte, but they missed out on the chance to make history as they could not secure the title at either ESL One Cologne 2018 or DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018.

Besides Astralis and FaZe, seven teams won Intel Grand Slam tournaments during the first season: SK (now known as MIBR), G2, NiP, fnatic, Natus Vincere, North and mousesports. Of these seven teams, Na`Vi is the only one retaining the roster that won an IGS trophy.

ESL has yet to announce details about the second season of the Intel Grand Slam, but it is expected to start at IEM Katowice, which would make it the first Major to be eligible for the prize.

Below you can find a list of the event that comprised Intel Grand Slam Season 1 and their respective winners:

ESL One Cologne 2017 - Brazil SK
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 - France G2
ESL One New York 2017 - Europe FaZe
IEM Oakland 2017 - Sweden NiP
ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals - Brazil SK
IEM Katowice 2018 - Sweden fnatic
DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 - Denmark Astralis
IEM Sydney 2018 - Europe FaZe
ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Denmark Astralis
ESL One Belo Horizonte - Europe FaZe
ESL One Cologne 2018 - Ukraine Natus Vincere
DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 - Denmark North
ESL One New York 2018 - Europe mousesports
IEM Chicago - Denmark Astralis
ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals - Denmark Astralis

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
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Insane, so much money.
2018-12-09 20:30
#80
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
hope gla1ve gets a better haircut with that money
2018-12-09 20:34
hope he can fix his autism
2018-12-09 20:34
you should check dota2 pricepool then :P
2018-12-09 20:35
crowd funded which is going to prizepool. in cs they get it thru stickers and not going into prizepool
2018-12-09 20:38
yeah I know, it was just a statement to "Insane, so much money"... Also I dont understand why valve is not doing crowd funded prizepool for CSGO. Are there any disadvantages?
2018-12-09 20:39
#139
Snax | 
Europe hashh07 
Cause average age of CSGO viewer is 13yo LUL
2018-12-09 20:49
#149
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
spoken like a true 13 year old
2018-12-09 20:52
#152
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Austria shaakeh 
No u
2018-12-09 20:53
woulda thought
2018-12-09 21:01
#150
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Austria shaakeh 
EXPECTED
2018-12-09 20:53
#184
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World lalt 
Average CSGO fan is more like 25 yo.
2018-12-09 21:03
Which is why they cant do it
2018-12-09 21:32
u got me there,but kno this,back in the sway days.things where different becauser ppl where swaying.now adays,its mich more advanced so many 13 y/o are desperwte to bet money on these matches,but yet kno so little,we the now older generation from the sway days,fake sway to actually sway these kids for a higher odds,blabla but thats cruel WAIT is it relly thoh,let me name 3 facts that will change ur opinion,we use or own money,hard worked money,they use mums and dads money....our loss is higher,they have to do tons of reaserch and listen when they dont do it proberly,if they done it proberly they would not be swayed att all ,but they dont...1 or 2%of may be lucky to have big brothers who wont but fuxk em,but yet again ,they somehow hav to go thru same pain same losses same missery as we did thru tjede 5 years to gain the holy experience that made us the elite.to spot tye star player on a brand new team to spot amd old good carrier in a new mix up team to sit there amd act adult why these little kids a yig yagin match after match!!!!there fore 13 y/o is a must without them odds would be 80-20 or 50 50 as they used to and there would be no good bets,after they removed skins bettin i made $$$$$$$ its so f brilliant ITS SO F FANTASTIC,there fore all 13 y/o out there ,stay man we need u hiere ! plz i beg u
2018-12-11 12:10
Can just say the average age in the arena was around 18 years of age...
2018-12-09 21:11
#219
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
CSGO is crowdfunded, basically the same as dota. They just don't pour it all in, as they could (wouldn't be still as high as dota prize money though)
2018-12-09 21:32
"crowd funded" haha crowd will not fund $10.000.000 in tickets sales my friend, read a book!
2018-12-09 21:18
#217
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
it's not from ticket sales, but from some dota ingame shit you can buy
2018-12-09 21:31
Sales aren't even close to being the reason why dota 2 has such high prize pools, they're literally a drop in the bucket; listen to an audio book!
2018-12-09 21:58
LOL how stupid are you? Take the L
2018-12-09 22:52
#195
DEFINE | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Intel grandslam isnt technicly a prize pool you idiot
2018-12-09 21:10
P R I C E P O O L :P
2018-12-10 01:34
I hope he can finally learn how to play csgo so he doesn’t have to cheat like on mirage after he “randomly” disconnected.
2018-12-09 20:58
#246
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Denmark pistolen 
Rofl
2018-12-09 23:12
#253
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Sweden green_god 
Cry is free faze fan
2018-12-10 00:57
#276
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Denmark Xipingu 
Cry is free noob
2018-12-10 07:45
Like Twistzz haircut?
2018-12-10 07:08
#281
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Brazil chcc 
Someone has to kill this guys
2018-12-10 11:47
why brazilians always violent wtf
2018-12-10 12:27
#363
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Brazil chcc 
Says the guy with the "FREE_6IX9INE" nick I'm just saying that is no way someone can beat them nowadays unless someone kill them
2018-12-13 19:38
#3
huyak | 
Ukraine acrje 
Ez
2018-12-09 20:30
#4
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Poland Kain_aj 
Wp
2018-12-09 20:30
#5
tarik | 
United Kingdom Exquis1te 
FIRST?
2018-12-09 20:30
fuck
2018-12-09 20:30
close xD
2018-12-09 20:32
#6
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Denmark KFB4 
Hi
2018-12-09 20:30
#7
Denmark zystM 
Insane
2018-12-09 20:30
#8
REZ | 
Portugal Thebreaker 
Ez
2018-12-09 20:30
Congratz, best team ever :O
2018-12-09 20:30
#222
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Germany Vinylshark 
0/8 Not even close to NiP or Fnatic when they were in their prime.
2018-12-09 21:38
sadly NiP and Fnatic were only dominating because of enemy teams being insanely bad :(
2018-12-09 21:40
um I agre with Nip but fnatic?
2018-12-09 21:45
Fnatic played against insane envyus team
2018-12-10 14:36
#232
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United States STERBENVII 
0/8 Astralis shits on every team mechanically and strategically. CSGO is at a state where every team has so much individual skill. They’d shit on NiP and Fnc
2018-12-09 21:55
#247
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Denmark pistolen 
Simple said today that CS is at new heights theese days. The levels is insane. Astralis is dominating that, they wouldn't stand a chance.
2018-12-09 23:13
#254
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Sweden green_god 
Astralis in this form is the GOAT of CSGO. No contest.
2018-12-10 00:59
They won more matches but this Astralis would win against them in a match if you could travel in time
2018-12-10 06:09
ez
2018-12-09 20:30
Gratz
2018-12-09 20:30
NICE CHOKE FAZE
2018-12-09 20:30
They wasnt even there so could you please stfu?
2018-12-09 20:55
they had 5 tournaments to win the grand slam, they choked
2018-12-09 20:56
And you are Master of csgo to call someone choker in something, just another kid on HLTV.Nice
2018-12-09 21:23
yes im master of csgo hello
2018-12-09 22:32
#181
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Denmark MeToxi 
They wasn't there because they choked qualifiers.
2018-12-09 21:01
There werent fnatic and NIP aswell and none is calling them chokers
2018-12-09 21:22
#238
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Denmark MeToxi 
I'd just call them a worse team in general. FaZe is expected to be a top 5 team in the world, fnatic and nip is not.
2018-12-09 22:29
#13
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GG
2018-12-09 20:30
So ez
2018-12-09 20:30
noice!
2018-12-09 20:30
#17
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Poland b7ack0ut 
N1CE
2018-12-09 20:30
insane
2018-12-09 20:30
ENCE TOP1 2019?
2018-12-09 20:53
#255
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Sweden green_god 
Wouldn't that be a surprise
2018-12-10 01:00
nu uh
2018-12-10 22:00
no, why wouldn't it? they just need some development in a professional eSport environment.
2018-12-12 19:50
#361
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Sweden green_god 
+ sunny
2018-12-12 21:10
+1 replacing xSeven ?
2018-12-13 07:00
#20
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Sweden ergonomius 
nice!!!
2018-12-09 20:30
#21
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Norway Alexed 
Ez for retards
2018-12-09 20:30
Astralis ez top 1 team. Ez for devvedeluxe top 1 2018. Haters will cry.
2018-12-09 20:32
#169
felps | 
Brazil Tetzel 
+1111111111
2018-12-09 20:56
#189
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Russia GramDEL 
It's easy to support winners...
2018-12-09 21:06
+1 so many HLTV bandwagoners
2018-12-09 21:09
#197
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Denmark mersault17 
Haters flair checks out....gg
2018-12-09 21:11
#23
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
lol not Faze
2018-12-09 20:30
8 rounds away from a grand slam and a major in February, 2 rounds away from a major and a grand slam overall Too bad they're a bunch of chokers
2018-12-10 01:24
#24
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Canada Skadiddle 
Ez
2018-12-09 20:30
gg FaZe so sad
2018-12-09 20:30
1 round away and two flusha aces rip
2018-12-10 01:24
#28
NAF | 
United States Raptorial 
Undeserved Faze shoulda won but sickmeister
2018-12-09 20:31
#256
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Sweden green_god 
Faze isn't good enough to win a grand slam. Not nearly, they didn't even qualify for this latest lan.
2018-12-10 01:05
That's absolutely not true They were only a round away from winning one in July and 6 rounds away from winning one in February
2018-12-10 01:25
POGGERS
2018-12-09 20:31
nice
2018-12-09 20:31
ez
2018-12-09 20:31
#34
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Nothing tops it. Congratulations to all Astralis fan and haters (because your eyes have been pried open).
2018-12-09 20:31
Pakistan....
2018-12-09 23:56
CHUJ WAM W DUPE SMECIE Z ASTRALIS VERY GOOD GAME, NICE TEAM
2018-12-09 20:31
+1
2018-12-09 20:32
czego tam szczekasz xD
2018-12-09 20:36
#36
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Denmark RasmusAS 
gg ez
2018-12-09 20:31
#38
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia WeniX 
I feel bad for faze
2018-12-09 20:31
#257
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Sweden green_god 
Faze isn't good enough to win a grand slam
2018-12-10 01:06
Yeah , again some cringe Astralis fanboy who has bigger ego than IQ but always saying something About other Teams
2018-12-10 06:43
#280
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Sweden green_god 
cry is free
2018-12-10 09:21
Another sentence for kids
2018-12-10 14:34
#286
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Sweden green_god 
keep crying prodka boy. it suits you
2018-12-10 15:47
You even dont know what crying means but okey and prodka is from Czech Republic not Slovakia so again you missed.
2018-12-10 18:07
#341
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Sweden green_god 
i can hear your salty tears through my monitor
2018-12-10 22:54
Monitor which bought you your dad
2018-12-11 07:04
#344
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Sweden green_god 
Cry hard baby boy. It's good to let it all out when so disappointed in life.
2018-12-11 08:48
You wont stop or?Because it never was funny neither now
2018-12-11 20:58
#356
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Sweden green_god 
why don't you stop crying? i know it's free, but this much is excessive
2018-12-11 22:03
How i said you are only kid what even doesnt know The meaning of crying
2018-12-11 22:21
#358
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Sweden green_god 
so the crying will have no end. so sad to see and experience an ever crying baby boy like you
2018-12-11 22:32
#39
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
who?
2018-12-09 20:31
#40
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Europe MarcoS_99 
EZ Money
2018-12-09 20:31
WP, deserved
2018-12-09 20:31
residentsleeper astralis win too ez for them
2018-12-09 20:31
#44
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
I see G2 i feel hurts
2018-12-09 20:31
EZ
2018-12-09 20:31
#47
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
EZ MONEY for the best team to ever hit CS
2018-12-09 20:31
#49
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United States f00bar 
ty gla1ve well smoked
2018-12-09 20:31
#216
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
lol
2018-12-09 21:30
#277
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Denmark Xipingu 
Saltyyyyyyy
2018-12-10 07:47
#50
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United States ChocolateLab 
Astralis are so good. Its honestly impressive any team can be this dominant.
2018-12-09 20:31
FaZe choked it so bad in Oakland, Katowice, Cologne and Stockholm. What a shame
2018-12-09 20:32
#119
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Slovakia Denysis 
+1
2018-12-09 20:42
EZ gold
2018-12-09 20:32
#53
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Brazil Collee 
boring battle royale game
2018-12-09 20:32
#54
D0cC | 
Netherlands @Deji 
Piece of shitstralis
2018-12-09 20:32
Astralis ez top 1 team. Ez for devvedeluxe top 1 2018. Haters will cry.
2018-12-09 20:32
#159
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Denmark Mrnobody 
Astralis ez top 1 team. Ez for devvedeluxe top 1 2018. Haters will cry.
2018-12-09 20:54
Astralis ez top 1 team. Ez for devvedeluxe top 1 2018. Haters will cry.
2018-12-09 21:24
#258
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Sweden green_god 
Astralis ez top 1 team. Ez for devvedeluxe top 1 2018. Haters will cry.
2018-12-10 01:08
so ez
2018-12-09 20:32
EZ MONEY EVER EZ MAJOR EZ 500k ez next #1000000 hahahaha EZ
2018-12-09 20:32
ez 4 EU
2018-12-09 20:32
#62
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Turkey Thunderball 
goat of cs:go ...
2018-12-09 20:32
GG WP! Hello to year 2340
2018-12-09 20:32
cheaters ez
2018-12-09 20:32
#259
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Sweden green_god 
Astralis ez top 1 team. Ez for devvedeluxe top 1 2018. Haters will cry.
2018-12-10 01:08
Navi is overrated
2018-12-11 16:10
ez money
2018-12-09 20:32
good shit
2018-12-09 20:32
#68
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Other VladimirLucas 
Astralis the new GOAT? 1. Astralis 2. fnatic 3. NiP 4. VP 5. LG/SK
2018-12-09 20:33
#78
truth | 
Norway ludvik33 
I hate SK, so u can't call me bias. But their 16-17 run is still better than astralis soo far...
2018-12-09 20:33
#191
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Denmark MeToxi 
Their 17 train run better than astralis 27 nuke run?
2018-12-09 21:08
#224
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World bigb1rd 
Are you being serious? The old SK were brilliant but they were still never as dominant and consistent as Astralis and I'm fairly sure they didn't even win as many top prize tournaments in such a short span of time.
2018-12-09 21:40
#84
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
what fuck is VP doing there?
2018-12-09 20:34
newfag spotted
2018-12-09 20:40
#155
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
nt VP never had an era in csgo
2018-12-09 20:53
VP don't need an era, they are a unique team
2018-12-09 20:56
#175
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Denmark Yung_Leann 
no, you listed Astralis,Fnatic,NiP,LG/SK all teams that dominated in a period of time, then you put VP in the middle of them that never had a period of domination like the other teams in that list did.
2018-12-09 20:57
Because the teams who had an era always had a clash with VP, every single one of them
2018-12-09 21:16
#188
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2018-12-09 21:06
#260
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Sweden green_god 
Seems about right. Not sure about the plow though. Was there an era there?
2018-12-10 01:12
#69
truth | 
Norway ludvik33 
ffs
2018-12-09 20:32
#70
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Spain elskio 
axaxaxaaxaxa
2018-12-09 20:33
nice
2018-12-09 20:33
#73
fox | 
Norway narktastic 
ez money
2018-12-09 20:33
#74
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Hult likes this.
2018-12-09 20:33
XDD
2018-12-09 20:34
#96
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Brazil Cold_beast 
+1
2018-12-09 20:35
Deserved, best team in CSGO history
2018-12-09 20:33
f u gla1ve
2018-12-09 20:33
Liquid 0win ...
2018-12-09 20:33
amazing what you can accomplish when all other quality pro teams are burnt out on this video game
2018-12-09 20:34
#81
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
ggwp
2018-12-09 20:34
congrats
2018-12-09 20:34
So boring and one sided, Tier 1 CS is just Astralis outstrating everyone every tournament...it's not hate for Astralis, but NaVi, Liquid and MiBR are just disappointing
2018-12-09 20:34
fckasstrals
2018-12-09 20:34
Congratz DESERVED
2018-12-09 20:34
#91
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France StickyRice 
NaVi the "top 2" with one trophy like teams such as G2/NiP/Fnatic or North lul
2018-12-09 20:34
one trophy, but many second places. And now they not top2 anymore.
2018-12-09 20:56
#199
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France StickyRice 
Yeah i obviously know that Liquid will replace NaVi as top 2 in the HLTV ranking tomorrow.
2018-12-09 21:13
#93
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Denmark Verix 
EZ clappers
2018-12-09 20:34
way too ez
2018-12-09 20:35
#97
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Astralis is the only team that will ever receive the Intel Grand Slam prize. Mark my words. Individually they are not the best on the scene (aside from Gla1ve - he's definitely the best CS:GO IGL ever), yet as a team they are above and beyond everyone else. Congratulations to the Danes.
2018-12-09 20:38
Surely there will be another winner some day. And btw they are individually great. device top2 player, gla1ve top1 igl, xyp9x best clutcher, dupreeh and magisk both top10 players.
2018-12-09 20:46
#142
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Faroe Islands rationale 
The issue with Intel Grand Slam is that you have to win a number of tournaments in a certain amount of time which means you have to keep your extremely high form which is a tall order. I'm not even sure Astralis will ever win another prize like this ever again - they've been playing for so long, they might have burnt out.
2018-12-09 20:50
#TOTHESTARS
2018-12-09 20:35
Mvp : Kjaerbye
2018-12-09 20:36
EZ
2018-12-09 20:36
1,250,000
2018-12-09 20:36
I hope Glave or Xyp9x takes MVP they deserve...
2018-12-09 20:37
xDDDDDD Nvidia.exe deserve the MVP entirely.Without Nvidia.exe no smoke kills and gla1ve 8-15 and xyp something like that too like on train.No nvidia.exe and 3-0 for Liquid 100%
2018-12-09 20:39
#145
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Challenge Astralis with nvidia.exe as much as you want. Let's see if you will ever even get a chance of playing against them in a tournament. Cry is free. Envy eats your from the inside.
2018-12-09 20:52
LMAOOOOO i didn’t played cs in 2 years maybe more.I watched 1k pro games or almost 1k and have 4k hours.I’m not even mad cuz i lost 100$ is too little to be mad still 640$ profit but what gla1ve and xyp did on inferno at 11-11 and on mirage on 2nd half is disgusting.+way more other fishy plays but second half on mirage from Gla1ve was no doubt cheating and 23th round on inferno blatant as well.
2018-12-09 20:55
#190
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Your reasoning is non-existent. Each team kills through smokes, yet it's only Astralis' kills which attract tons of attention. I'm not even a silver and play casual but I've killed through smokes countless times.
2018-12-09 21:07
You are too blind to even try to understand.Explain me this:gla1ve full bot on train,full bot on 1st half on Mirage and suddenly at 9-6 he disconnect than reconnect than he is 10x better than anyone on this server killing 3 people/round and 50% from his kills throught smoke.I promise you’ll never see something like this again this was the most blatant match ever
2018-12-09 21:12
#261
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Sweden green_god 
There clearly isn't any cheating. Don't be a fool.
2018-12-10 01:20
Almost 50% of glaive kills every map is through smoke. Its not even funny anymore how blatant he is with it. Yes there are many kills through smoke during matches but only consistent ones are from Astralis.
2018-12-11 14:18
only consistent ones are from Astralis - because they are the best at it. Get over it
2018-12-11 16:26
+1
2018-12-09 21:24
faze probably fucked themselves they lost to NIP on IEM oakland , fnatic at IEM KATOWICE and SK in ESL PRO LEAGUE SESAON 6..
2018-12-09 20:37
#185
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
and to mouz in Stockholm aswell, where they won 1st map 16-1
2018-12-09 21:04
Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0
2018-12-09 20:37
#226
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Germany Vinylshark 
I must have missed something or since when don't you need a working team anymore in CS to win tournamtens?
2018-12-09 21:41
#112
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Norway Rednaxela 
:) I like this even more
2018-12-09 20:39
#114
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United Kingdom drackula 
course they did
2018-12-09 20:39
wuuut According to Intel, each Astralis player and coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen will receive a gold bar with his name on it and the events that the team won during the season.
2018-12-09 20:39
3.5m $ in 2k18.. wtf
2018-12-09 20:42
#118
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Russia Cranky95 
congratz
2018-12-09 20:42
#120
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Press F to pay respects for astralis!
2018-12-09 20:43
gjjjj
2018-12-09 20:43
#122
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Sweden green_god 
Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0 Device 2 major, 1 gran slam - S1mple 0
2018-12-09 20:44
PURE GOLD!
2018-12-09 20:44
#124
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Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
Congratz Astralis.
2018-12-09 20:44
#125
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Russia v1p3rrr 
The best team ever was in cs
2018-12-09 20:44
#126
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Latvia Tibro 
gg ez moneyt
2018-12-09 20:44
wow
2018-12-09 20:44
The Best Team Ever so far , no doubt
2018-12-09 20:45
#130
kennyS | 
France Thijo 
fnx cologne 2017? Lul
2018-12-09 20:46
1 000 000€ divided for 6 160 000€ -70% tax 50 000€ in hand
2018-12-09 20:47
70%?!?
2018-12-09 22:51
#251
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Denmark JUGi 
If you win in an approved game or lottery, you will not pay tax on the winnings. - 2018 skat.dk
2018-12-10 00:04
#132
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
Best team in the history of CS
2018-12-09 20:47
#133
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Almoe 
historic event, goat csgo team and maybe of all of cs
2018-12-09 20:47
#134
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
@HLTV wouldnt it be cool if u make some kind of badge in the player profiles for Grand Slam like the Majors and Major mvps ?
2018-12-09 20:47
#143
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Slovakia Denysis 
I'm sure they already have something like that prepared. Or at least they plan to do it. :D
2018-12-09 20:50
#147
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
it will be super cool tbh :D
2018-12-09 20:52
boring finals as always
2018-12-09 20:48
#154
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Faroe Islands rationale 
This was far from boring but you're not bored by the finals, you just hate Astralis.
2018-12-09 20:53
3-1 how can not be boring? lmao i dont hate astralis in fact i dont give a fuck about any team
2018-12-09 20:53
#163
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Faroe Islands rationale 
I get it. If it's not 3:2 then it's boring automatically. No logic, just raw primitive emotions.
2018-12-09 20:54
#215
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
huh? the faze 3-0 astralis at iem sydney was one of the best finals
2018-12-09 21:28
#347
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Indonesia linekerrr 
huh? that was clearly sarcasm
2018-12-11 12:26
+1
2018-12-11 16:30
#353
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
sorry for not detecting sarcasm over an internet comment
2018-12-11 16:50
We Dont give a FUCK
2018-12-09 20:57
#136
ZywOo | 
Netherlands itsm 
After today they go down as goat.. no other team will show more dominance than them in 2018
2018-12-09 20:48
nip 2012-13 fnatic 2014-15 lg/sk 2016-17 astralis 2018-19 seems like we will see astralis dominant like this in 2019 lel
2018-12-09 20:49
#156
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Lithuania screwnY 
2014-2015 fnatic and LDLC/Envyus
2018-12-09 20:53
correct x)
2018-12-09 20:54
fnatic 2014? are you high? in 2014 nip won a major and got 2nd at the other 2, while fnatic only started outperforming nip after cologne, which was in august. 2014 was two thirds nip. that's the problem with all the people that say "nip 2 years, fnatic 2 years, sk 2 years" it's bullshit, the math doesn't add up. the game was released in august 2012 and the nip era went until cologne in august 2014, that's the 2 years. that's the ONLY 2 years. we all know that the fnatic era ended with their last win at kato2016, in march. just over 1.5 years, not 2. as for the lg/sk "era" just take a look here, it should explain everything: prnt.sc/l4m7km
2018-12-10 00:53
#138
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Brazil g4laxI 
Deserved. Congratulations to astralis team! ;)
2018-12-09 20:49
#140
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Slovakia Denysis 
FaZe had so many chances to take the Grand Slam a long time ago. But they fu*ked up. GG WP ASTRALIS!
2018-12-09 20:49
#141
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Russia otsu 
What does it means? Explain please guys Na`Vi is the only one retaining the roster that won an IGS trophy.
2018-12-09 20:50
A team that won 4 events out of 10 ( ESL , IEM or DH Masters ) win Intel Grand Slam this was Season 1 . 1.00.000 $
2018-12-09 20:53
The Intel Grand Slam is a prize of $1,000,000 to the first team that wins 4 premier events organised by ESL or DreamHack Masters during a window of 10 consecutive events. In other words, when a team wins an ESL or DreamHack Masters event, they have to win 3 out of the following 9 events to be rewarded the Grand Slam. This prize is given directly to the players. There is also a spoils bonus for any team that denies another team their fourth victory towards the Intel Grand Slam by defeating them in a grand final. The spoiling team is awarded $100,000.
2018-12-09 20:54
#230
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Germany Vinylshark 
Just means that NaVi never changed their roster since their first IGS tournament win. For example: Mouz changed Styko for Snax. FaZe dropped Cromen once Olof was ready to play again.
2018-12-09 21:51
#267
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Russia otsu 
Thank you :)
2018-12-10 02:54
#144
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Gg wp astralis Thanks for the spectacular cs
2018-12-09 20:51
#146
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Denmark Nix0z 
GG Brothers! World's finest cs
2018-12-09 20:51
#148
tabseN | 
Germany NatsuS 
ironic, Team Liquid is the Clan with the highest prize pool winning overall in eSports.
2018-12-09 20:52
#158
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Denmark STnr1 
Gz
2018-12-09 20:53
GG, GOAT no contest
2018-12-09 20:54
U N D E S E R V E D Gla1ve on Mirage after he disconnected and reconnected back was pure bullshit.
2018-12-09 20:56
#287
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Brazil Cold_beast 
Name checks out hahahah
2018-12-10 16:34
Flag and flair checks out
2018-12-10 21:02
200,000$ per unit :))
2018-12-09 20:55
#167
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
congratulations, shame about other teams not having idea how to play cs
2018-12-09 20:55
PUT IT IN SWISS BANK AND GET IT BACK WHEN UR OVER 50 AND RETIRING IN LIKE MEXICO OR WHATEVER.... ez tax avoidance :) ez rich life
2018-12-09 20:56
#176
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CIS gr1meurgod 
valve can u fix astralis plz , so imbalanced
2018-12-09 20:57
Congratulations to you Astralis, mostly to you gla1ve.. you're incredible! Keep doing your thing!
2018-12-09 20:57
OMG NEW ROVER <3 thank devee <3 < 3 < 3
2018-12-09 20:59
forever 2nd place liquid lol
2018-12-09 21:00
#183
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Congratulations to them, totaly deserved. ( apart from chicago, where fnatic srewed it up in semis, but that's not their fault) And probably the best CSGO team of all time...
2018-12-09 21:02
The biggest cheaters of all time for sure gla1ve and xyp nobody even came close to be that blatant in a pro game and not get banned.
2018-12-09 21:15
#214
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
If someone'll proof it, i'll change my opinion, let me know when it happens...
2018-12-09 21:27
Zzzzzzz
2018-12-09 22:53
#186
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Sweden Trkmag 
FaZe Choke xD
2018-12-09 21:04
Wher the focking funny, Emirates of swedistan
2018-12-09 21:09
#187
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Brazil petryyy 
Boring year
2018-12-09 21:05
gg nvidia
2018-12-09 21:08
#200
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
So easy
2018-12-09 21:14
damn Faze was so close, that final against flusha in Katowice :D
2018-12-09 21:18
goddamn they are winning everything when the cs prizepool is on an all time high. nip must be feeling pretty shitty
2018-12-09 21:19
Intel can't afford another season of IGS because their CPU is currently selling like shit (AMD Ryzen so good) and can't get their 10 nm fab to work. Also CSGO is losing a lot of viewership, I'd doubt if it makes business sense to do another one.
2018-12-09 21:21
208th
2018-12-09 21:24
fuck
2018-12-09 21:24
#288
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Brazil Cold_beast 
lol
2018-12-10 16:36
#220
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United States DirtForGK 
Congratulations to the best team of all time. #GOAT
2018-12-09 21:33
#221
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Brazil Collee 
Winners of twitch tournaments shouldn't be listed here. Tournaments were decent to watch back then. Now it's a battle royale free2play COD guns facebook fest
2018-12-09 21:35
wp deserved
2018-12-09 21:40
Best in the world
2018-12-09 21:48
wow
2018-12-09 21:49
Ez mibr
2018-12-09 21:52
nice
2018-12-09 21:59
Boring Astracheats killed CSGO
2018-12-09 22:02
fucking nvidiatralis
2018-12-09 22:07
#237
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Norway SystRay 
Unreal stuff. And how they filled in for dev1ce when he wasn't feeling it on Mirage was just so next level. Well deserved claiming the Grand Slam!
2018-12-09 22:11
Go buy a house each of u now congratz win the win! Gg
2018-12-09 22:39
#241
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
That's a lotta money
2018-12-09 22:47
#245
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Romania Spefahd 
2018 has trully been the year of the faggots.
2018-12-09 22:54
they deserved it
2018-12-10 05:39
#336
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Romania Spefahd 
For sure. Doesn't change the fact that they are cum guzzling faggots, though.
2018-12-10 19:37
Gold bar with your name on it. That's damn cool.
2018-12-09 23:52
Astralis is on some 2k12-13 NiP shit
2018-12-09 23:54
anyone has VOD of dust2 with player cam EN commentary?
2018-12-10 01:32
What an incredibly year for Astralis, Congrats!
2018-12-10 02:57
#269
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Russia ttteaser 
I hope Astralis would end the career of players, it will be a great story of bored cs
2018-12-10 05:35
dont be mad they deserved it they showed unreal level of cs
2018-12-10 05:39
#275
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Russia ttteaser 
Yes, they are the best for sure
2018-12-10 07:11
total domination gratz to Danes
2018-12-10 09:19
Pog
2018-12-10 09:20
Astralis god tier!
2018-12-11 08:37
#345
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Brazil rsouzadk 
Deserved.
2018-12-11 10:19
Nice, congrats.
2018-12-11 14:07
#354
JW | 
Sweden XperienZeD 
Cheaters
2018-12-11 19:15
#359
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Spain Bielixx 
theyre made of gold xD
2018-12-12 18:32
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