Astralis roll over FaZe in BLAST Pro Series opener
Dust2 started off with Astralis taking the first pistol round on the defense as Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth opened the round up with a double with a flash assist from Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander. The Danes then swept FaZe in the anti-eco. An opening AWP pick by Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács on Long gave FaZe the A site, on which they planted after a double by Nikola "NiKo" Kovač to go on and win the third round.
The European combine then made their way to A through short the following round, but Astralis held long and were able to win a 4vs3 retake. The following gun round went the way of Astralis after gla1ve opened up the round and Emil "Magisk" Reif made it a 5vs3 after two headshots in the B Halls.
Astralis kept steamrolling over FaZe, as Magisk had a huge ace stopping two players wrapping around mid to B and three trying to take the site from Halls. FaZe were finally able to get back on the board in the ninth round as Finn "karrigan" Andersen won a 1vs1 after-plant. Astralis then reset the Terrorists by stopping a B push long enough to make the timer run out. Another huge B defense by Magisk gave his team another round, as Astralis ran off with the half, 12-3.
The Danes then won the second pistol round with a play towards the B site as Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen cleared the way with a triple kill. They then slowly played around Short and Long before making an A hit to neutralize FaZe who had force bought. Aggressive play by FaZe on another forcebuy worked out for them, as they were able to steal a round, but Astralis went back to dominating the map the following round, getting on match point. Finally, the Danes closed it out the following round, 16-4.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||23 - 6||+17||124.3||2.02|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||21 - 7||+14||115.2||1.89|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||16 - 7||+9||81.0||1.41|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||13 - 8||+5||70.0||1.25|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||13 - 9||+4||65.6||1.06|