Astralis beat Cloud9 to book semi-final spot at iBP Masters

Astralis have claimed the first playoff spot at iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 after moving past Cloud9 16-9 on Mirage in Group A's winners' match.

The battle for a playoff spot began with a successful B execute by Astralis off the back of a 1v2 clutch by Emil "Magisk" Reif. Following an eco, Cloud9 went for a third-round buy, but the move backfired horribly as they were overrun in an A retake.

Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro then turned the hero as he picked up four kills after catching Astralis' players off-guard in the B apartments, but there was no follow-up to that round as Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth put his team back in control with a trio of frags.

Astralis kept pressing on, bringing the scoreline to 8-2, before Cloud9 put their foot down to hold back the Danish side. The North American team put together a string of rounds and started to dictate the economy, cutting the deficit to a solitary round before switching to the Terrorist side.

Magisk in form as Astralis beat C9 in the winners' match

Cloud9 took the lead for the first time in the game after winning a chaotic pistol round and the subsequent anti-eco, but it would not last as Astralis won their first buy, courtesy of a quad kill by Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen.

The game then turned into a one-way street as Cloud9 struggled to make any progress on the map. Astralis kept the Terrorists at bay and prevented any bomb plants, locking down the map without conceding a single gun round in the half.

Matchpage
16
9
20th January 2019
16
Mirage
9
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 26 - 15 +11 110.6 1.57
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 21 - 14 +7 94.0 1.38
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 19 - 17 +2 80.7 1.17
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 14 - 14 0 53.7 1.07
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 13 - 16 -3 55.4 0.88
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 22 - 17 +5 84.5 1.23
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 13 - 20 -7 86.8 0.91
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 16 - 19 -3 70.5 0.84
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 11 - 18 -7 55.8 0.68
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 14 - 19 -5 48.1 0.64
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
411
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1398
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
#1
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Canada m16r_Bra71l 
faze stream where?
2019-01-20 03:20
ur gay?
2019-01-20 04:42
So ez For Top 1 Hltv 2018 Dev1se
2019-01-20 03:21
#6
FalleN | 
Brazil bafa12 
Ecovice*
2019-01-20 03:21
Def1ce
2019-01-20 04:37
destrof1ce =)
2019-01-20 05:35
Ecovic2
2019-01-20 10:32
#3
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Spain elskio 
WP!
2019-01-20 03:20
#4
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Poland cGev 
1
2019-01-20 03:20
#5
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Sweden Nokkeri 
wp
2019-01-20 03:21
#7
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Finland Smoonah 
smoke hacks haha
2019-01-20 03:21
Lmeh
2019-01-20 03:21
#9
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United States Aidoge 
no shit
2019-01-20 03:21
#10
s1mple | 
United Kingdom ez4swag 
Ez for Ecolai "ecovice" Reedtz
2019-01-20 03:22
Ez for Magisk 2 MVPs in a row
2019-01-20 03:23
#21
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Poland Skrra 
+1
2019-01-20 03:59
Fine by me maybe it will make people understand that magisk is the 2nd best on astralis not dupreeh
2019-01-20 04:14
Astralis ResidentSleeper
2019-01-20 03:24
#13
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United States btescobar 
Is C9 knocked out?
2019-01-20 03:24
So EZ, even though C9 played their hearts out with 2 epic EU players.
2019-01-20 03:27
nividia settings on again
2019-01-20 03:28
#16
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Denmark Green_fairy 
Cry is free
2019-01-20 03:30
#36
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North America Techno_Lover 
Cry is free
2019-01-20 10:47
#17
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Denmark Green_fairy 
Expected. Ez for Astralis.
2019-01-20 03:30
#18
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Kazakhstan dc7 
meh you can see his default skin changer kicking in on crucial rounds he's toggling on astralis are too obvious at this point clips.twitch.tv/AmusedTubularTildeTBChee..
2019-01-20 03:33
#33
Dosia | 
Denmark aeble 
Skinchanger? You mean that stuff when going from bright to less bright? You should get out more, meet the sun. It might change your life.
2019-01-20 08:57
ez ace for mah boi ecovice
2019-01-20 03:50
booooringg
2019-01-20 04:17
Expected
2019-01-20 05:02
Ez money farm for the best team ever
2019-01-20 05:14
Astralis undefeated in 2019 #Tothestars #FaZe_and_Niko_overrated_lost_2_tier_2_ghost
2019-01-20 08:32
#34
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
+1
2019-01-20 09:43
#50
Blue | 
Sweden face_baby 
-2
2019-01-21 17:40
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