Astralis roll over FaZe in BLAST Pro Series opener

Astralis won their opening match at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon against FaZe on Dust2, 16-4, to score their first three points.

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 dominated on the CT side

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.

Matchpage
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14th December 2018
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Dust2
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 23 - 6 +17 124.3 2.02
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 21 - 7 +14 115.2 1.89
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 16 - 7 +9 81.0 1.41
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 13 - 8 +5 70.0 1.25
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 13 - 9 +4 65.6 1.06
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 12 - 15 -3 81.7 0.96
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 8 - 16 -8 41.8 0.49
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 5 - 17 -12 43.8 0.46
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 6 - 20 -14 46.5 0.37
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 6 - 18 -12 45.8 0.37
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
"BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF WATCHING THEM WIN EVERYTHING"
2018-12-14 20:54
kkkkkkkk
2018-12-14 20:54
#27
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Europe _EpiC_ 
2018-12-14 20:55
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-14 20:56
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-12-14 20:54
#116
 | 
Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2018-12-14 22:36
niko=cry baby
2018-12-14 20:54
#22
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
hahahahah +1 Niko is overrated AF
2018-12-14 20:55
well I supose you didn't read the whole interview.
2018-12-14 20:55
Sad
2018-12-14 20:56
Well the goal is for 2019 and it's still 2018 so all is good... lol
2018-12-14 20:56
+1
2018-12-14 21:14
#117
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Denmark Cleandog 
true, true
2018-12-14 22:37
#35
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Denmark MusseJ8gereN 
"BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF WATCHING THEM WIN EVERYTHING"
2018-12-14 20:56
Its 2018 to be fair. Now he will spill some more shit about Karrigan, whine some more, cry a little about motivation and then convince himself theyre gonna win everything 2019 anyway. He’s a child
2018-12-14 20:59
Good luck with that. Unrealistic goals are really silly.
2018-12-14 20:59
Its still 2018 u mongoloid
2018-12-14 21:02
LUL
2018-12-14 21:02
#66
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Sweden Unluko 
LUL
2018-12-14 21:05
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-14 21:10
#77
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Brazil WarkoreL 
+1 Kkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-14 21:10
#90
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Finland ryltZ 
Btw did u see the 2019 at that comment? I think its 2018 still
2018-12-14 21:15
2019 idiot
2018-12-14 21:23
BRAZILIAN CS OMEGALUL
2018-12-14 21:29
k br is the best in the world kkkkkkk
2018-12-15 00:29
HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA 1/8
2018-12-15 17:00
1. It's still 2018 2. Astralis are one of the beat Dust2 teams in the world, whereas FaZe have always seemed to struggle on it
2018-12-14 21:26
LUL
2018-12-14 21:40
not even 2019 but whatever medkit
2018-12-14 21:40
#108
Zero | 
Czech Republic ShadyEe 
kkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-14 22:13
#125
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Denmark Xipingu 
It's not even 2019, and they just looked frazzled. Guardian especially played like rotten bananas
2018-12-15 00:30
#127
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India baba_dhanraj 
2019 without faze...
2018-12-15 05:19
#2
 | 
Sweden Nokkeri 
lol
2018-12-14 20:53
#69
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Indonesia Astranesia 
Lul
2018-12-14 21:08
Oof
2018-12-14 20:53
#4
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Norway mohzart 
faze +s1mple if both teams end up doing bad this tournament
2018-12-14 20:54
FaZe_is_washed_up
2018-12-14 20:56
FAZE_0_MAJOR_MIBR_0_MAJOR
2018-12-14 21:12
+2
2018-12-14 21:13
#5
 | 
France matojak 
Ezz
2018-12-14 20:53
"BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF WATCHING THEM WIN EVERYTHING" Niko memes hahahahahahahahaha
2018-12-14 20:53
hahahahaah
2018-12-14 20:54
LUL i will steal this
2018-12-14 20:54
#18
nex | 
Germany Vikernes 
Striving for high goals isn't necessarily bad
2018-12-14 20:55
#73
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Denmark resolut 
not putting the time to achieve it is
2018-12-14 21:09
It's still 2018 not 2019 yet dumbass xDD
2018-12-14 20:56
As would Niko say after this woopass
2018-12-14 21:25
NIKO OMEGALUL
2018-12-14 20:53
#8
 | 
Germany Kuruyo 
LUL
2018-12-14 20:53
#9
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Austria 1treaz 
xd
2018-12-14 20:54
#12
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World Beard43 
Who set those BOTs to EZ mode?
2018-12-14 20:54
GodV1ce !
2018-12-14 20:54
agreed
2018-12-14 20:54
#20
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Ukraine gungrave 
DEVICE MVP!
2018-12-14 20:55
time to disband faze
2018-12-14 20:55
Ez 4 astralis CHOKO SEETHING AXAXAXAAX
2018-12-14 20:55
Niko isn't ready to topple Astralis this year. Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-12-14 20:55
Not with this strats running into aims and no structure or team work. Rain and karrigan so bad
2018-12-14 20:59
#31
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Germany cartii 
rain is so bad holy shit
2018-12-14 20:56
I think only Niko can be saved, the others are shit
2018-12-14 20:58
You are Cs pro that you can say that?
2018-12-14 20:59
So I need to?
2018-12-14 21:03
To say About someone that he is shit, yeah you should
2018-12-14 21:10
Ob I can only say someone is shit at something if I'm better than him? But to say that someone is good, I can be a shit. Lol
2018-12-14 21:17
From your Message i can clearly see that you are only kid which doesnt understand Simple sentences
2018-12-14 22:14
You're the kid who doesn't understand sentences.
2018-12-14 22:19
Wow!Kid doesnt have His own arguments?
2018-12-14 22:23
You're the one that doesn't have arguments. "You have to be better than someone to talk about him" lol
2018-12-15 00:12
Yeah to blame someone you should
2018-12-15 07:45
lol NiKo, at least you said that thiseta was to 2019
2018-12-14 20:56
This meta*
2018-12-14 22:20
E A S Y P E A S Y
2018-12-14 20:57
#40
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Brazil pedroo_edu 
expected
2018-12-14 20:57
-rain -olof +simple +zywoo ez top1 history
2018-12-14 20:57
zywoo cannot speak english
2018-12-14 21:03
source ?
2018-12-14 21:07
youtu.be/JharDNKWFuk after this match they tried to interview him but he will just say "I du no" every time XD
2018-12-14 21:11
#78
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Zywoo doesn't need communcation
2018-12-14 21:10
BabyRage NIKO BabyRage
2018-12-14 20:58
#47
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United States johnjay 
LUL Niko. gg Astralis
2018-12-14 20:58
#48
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
MVP 4 Dev1ce, cya next year
2018-12-14 20:59
#49
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
hurts
2018-12-14 20:59
rain 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-12-14 20:59
picking dust against astralis are u crazy?°
2018-12-14 21:00
Its funny seeing all these kids trying to blame faze clan and pretending they are pros to talk About teams but they cant even reach MG1 in MM
2018-12-14 21:00
#59
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
NIKO: "BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF WATCHING THEM WIN EVERYTHING P.s. - rain + cromen - karigan + kio
2018-12-14 21:02
2.02 rating XD OMEGYPERLUL
2018-12-14 21:02
#61
Romania jDT 
Very probably last tournament of Faze in this line up. A beautiful team but overated and since April are inconsistent AF. Anyway Faze thanks for the great plays. Cheers
2018-12-14 21:02
#62
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Spain elskio 
Niko: "BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF WATCHING THEM WIN EVERYTHING" LUL
2018-12-14 21:03
#64
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Its still 2018 boiz Kappa
2018-12-14 21:03
#71
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
can't wait for niko crying on twittah
2018-12-14 21:08
#72
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Denmark DanishDelight 
What's the excuse this time Niko?
2018-12-14 21:08
#75
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Poland Elder666 
- Guardian + Snatchie - Rain + ?
2018-12-14 21:10
#88
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Myanmar xdcc 
just because hes best VP player doesnt mean he is good enough for faze. especially if their goal is to improve. snatchie is not a smart player, plays for himself and barely better stats. faze has $ why would they ever go for him... even rookies like poizon and zywoo outshine him
2018-12-14 21:19
#100
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Poland Elder666 
you may be right but i dont think we saw his full potential
2018-12-14 21:34
#82
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Brazil WarkoreL 
Niko mibr. Cold Fer Fallen Taco Niko Dream come true
2018-12-14 21:12
#95
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Mibr need portugese communication again, so Niko not the best option
2018-12-14 21:20
Lmao NIKO WASHED UP. TIME TO BECOME A DANGER ZONE PRO
2018-12-14 21:13
#87
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
ASTRALIS ROLL OVER FAZE niko niko hahahahhahahaahahahahhahahah MABY HE SAY THIS TIME THEY HAVE CHEAT IN FLASH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2018-12-14 21:15
#89
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Denmark DanishDelight 
New Faze 2019 Olofmeister Krimz Niko Guardian Zywoo
2018-12-14 21:15
Ez
2018-12-14 21:19
topkek
2018-12-14 21:42
#104
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
"BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF WATCHING THEM WIN EVERYTHING" OMEGALUL FAZE, REALIZE SOMETHING, YOU'RE SHIT, SHIT, COMPLETE GARBAGE, NEVER GONNA ACHIEVE ANYTHING, AND WILL ALWAYS GET MY HATE ;) #ToTheStars
2018-12-14 21:42
rain LUL
2018-12-14 21:46
dupreeh > device
2018-12-14 22:05
ROLL OVER
2018-12-14 22:19
#120
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Brazil hugoooo 
Retards, NiKo told what he wants for 2019, we are still in 2018. Use your fucking brain at least once.
2018-12-14 23:20
Astralis just win everything.
2018-12-14 23:28
FAZE OMEGALUL
2018-12-15 02:17
#129
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Denmark MinorThread 
Come again NiKo. Practice, prepare and you shall perhaps conquer once again.
2018-12-15 08:24
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