Astralis take down Liquid to win BLAST Pro Series São Paulo

Astralis came back from a map down to beat Liquid 2-1 in the grand final of BLAST Pro Series São Paulo and collect the top prize of $125,000.

For a while, it looked like the playing field had started to level out. Liquid took the lead in the series with a close yet impressive victory on Dust2, exacting revenge for Friday's loss on this very same map. But then the North Americans suddenly ran out of steam and were bullied by Astralis for the rest of the series. The one-sided Inferno game was hardly a surprise, given the Danes' impressive streak on it, but the same cannot be said about Overpass, where Nick "nitr0" Cannella's troops were shockingly poor, showing that there is still quite a big gap between the current top two teams in the world.

Liquid went into their map pick, Dust2, in a must-win situation, well aware that a defeat here would most likely result in a series loss, given Astralis' current 15-0 LAN streak on Inferno. The North American side hopped out to a 3-0 lead following a successful B execute in the pistol round, but the landscape of the game changed once Astralis had money to work with, with Nicolai "device" Reedtz pulling off a quad-kill near the A site, which was followed by a trio of frags from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen in middle.

The Danish side rode that momentum to a 5-3 lead, but Liquid were unwilling to let things get out of hand and picked up the pace, winning five of the last seven rounds of the half to secure a narrow advantage heading into the CT side.

The second half began with a solid start from Astralis, who lost just one of the opening six rounds. It looked like the Major champions had the game under control, but, unlike the round-robin stage match between the two, they were not able to deal the finishing blow. Liquid set up a water-tight defence and won six rounds in a row en route to a 16-13 finish, though things could have taken a completely different turn had device pulled off the 1v3 clutch in the 26th round, when his team were up 13-12.

Astralis win back-to-back BLAST Pro Series titles

Inferno, a map where Astralis had run out 16-4 winners the last time these two teams had faced each other, started the same way that many had expected, with the Danes dominating proceedings from an early stage. A missed opportunity in a 5v2 situation was the perfect example of the state of disarray in which Liquid seemed to be as they struggled to contain the Danish offense for the first ten rounds of the game.

Curiously, the North Americans got their first round on the board with nothing but pistols - a round injected new life into Liquid's players, who brought the scoreline to 4-11 to keep their comeback hopes alive.

With very little margin for error, Liquid took the pistol round in an A execute, punishing Astralis for a team kill while trading blows in the site. The North American side kept the pressure high as they searched for a miraculous comeback, but the Danes were too far ahead to feel the heat and maintained their composure, locking down the map at 16-8.

Astralis carried that momentum into the decider map, Overpass, which followed the same pattern as its predecessor. The Danish team ran all over the Liquid defence and surged to a 13-2 lead, putting one hand on the BLAST trophy.

Things then went from bad to worse for Liquid as the North Americans were further frustrated after losing the pistol round. With no money in the bank, nitr0's troops simply had no tools to contest the game and lost the map without winning any more rounds.

Matchpage
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23rd March 2019
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Dust2
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Inferno
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Overpass
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 57 - 41 +16 86.0 1.32
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 58 - 36 +22 83.3 1.30
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 47 - 42 +5 75.1 1.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 39 - 44 -5 66.5 1.06
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 41 - 47 -6 63.9 1.00
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 47 - 43 +4 63.6 1.00
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 44 - 45 -1 66.4 0.99
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 43 - 49 -6 76.5 0.94
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 35 - 49 -14 66.1 0.82
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 39 - 56 -17 70.3 0.78

BLAST Pro Series São Paulo final standings:

1. Denmark Astralis - $125,000
2. United States Liquid - $50,000
3. Finland ENCE - $25,000 (+$20,000 from Stand-off)
4. Sweden NiP - $15,000
5. Europe FaZe - $10,000
6. Brazil MIBR - $5,000

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
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
my scandinavian brothers
2019-03-24 01:51
#82
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Denmark Name_Erkin 
Scandinavian CS is best CS
2019-03-24 02:04
+1
2019-03-26 04:37
#179
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United States Tyler_Durden 
hrtrthrt
2019-03-24 06:08
Cant compute
2019-03-25 11:10
#249
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United States Tyler_Durden 
i'm dumb, sry
2019-03-25 11:16
#4
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
Astralis 16:14 ENCE ENCE 15:15 Liquid Astralis 16:2 Liquid ENCE > Liquid Astralis ? ENCE EU > NA
2019-03-24 01:51
#20
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Finland zntei 
+1
2019-03-24 01:52
Ence never lost to liquid, also astralis >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> everyone
2019-03-24 01:53
#217
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United States G0LDEAR 
Ence lost to liquid in round differential
2019-03-24 17:48
no they played 15-15 dude. liquid didnt win against ence
2019-03-24 17:53
#221
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United States G0LDEAR 
Overall ence lost to liquid in round differential that’s why liquid went to the final.
2019-03-24 17:59
yeah but ENCE didnt lose TO Liquid dude.
2019-03-24 18:16
#224
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United States G0LDEAR 
Yeah but ence did lose to Liquid in round differential dude.
2019-03-24 19:02
but head to head: ence 2-0ed ence ence 15-15 liquid ence>liquid
2019-03-24 20:08
#236
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United States G0LDEAR 
Winning 1 bo3 is not equivalent to being the better team.
2019-03-25 00:47
#237
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Ukraine SLGay 
Being the better team? 5-8 on the major while ENCE 2nd 0/8
2019-03-25 01:08
#238
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United States G0LDEAR 
I don’t respond to bait
2019-03-25 01:32
#240
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Ukraine SLGay 
Are u mad? That is the fact, not bait
2019-03-25 02:49
He is mad aha
2019-03-25 09:54
#37
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Portugal carvalhido123 
True
2019-03-24 01:53
#39
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Astralis doesn't equal all of EU? Only Ence has a chance against Liquid, and they proved it at major and here
2019-03-24 01:53
#218
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United States G0LDEAR 
+1 Liquid has proved that they can and will destroy any European team except astralis and now more recently ence. I think ence are going to be a good team for awhile but I think that they will fall out of the top 5 by the end of 2019
2019-03-24 17:50
+1
2019-03-24 01:55
+1
2019-03-24 01:57
+1
2019-03-24 02:00
ENCE needs more exp, they'll soon enough be challenging Astralis on a consistent basis. Obv EU > NA, when has it not been EU > NA? The one time C9 won a major? Or when Liquid beat Astralis at IBP? Lmao feel sorry for anyone delusional enuf to think NA has ever been better than EU.
2019-03-24 04:23
C9 win was cool tho. Kinda like miracle on ice.
2019-03-24 23:10
Oh for sure, tho if it weren't in Boston idk if they have they same miracle run. NA cs is all about momentum, and that Boston crowd gave it to them.
2019-03-25 05:18
Well cs seems to be all about momentum. Ence bearing both liquid and navi was skill but if Katowice supported them so much I don’t think it would have been so convincing. The only team this doesn’t apply to is Astralis who wins anyway
2019-03-27 00:18
#173
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Italy Gio_bose 
I don't get what Ur tryna say here because u just took 2 random maps from 2 teams way out of context
2019-03-24 05:55
#199
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
0-2 at major XAXAXAXAXA
2019-03-24 12:48
#209
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Italy Gio_bose 
didnt make it to the major qualifier XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD
2019-03-24 13:41
Different maps
2019-03-24 11:34
gg
2019-03-24 01:51
Liquid just evaporated. GG NA's last hope just died
2019-03-24 01:51
#34
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Spain N0Love 
Oh boi
2019-03-24 01:53
#2 team in the world, only Ence and astralis over the last 5 or more months in a row have been able to even touch them, but yeah RIP NA hope good EU logic right there
2019-03-24 03:11
Yeah but they are not a problem anymore, at least until Tarik joined, we'll see how they do now.
2019-03-24 04:33
#174
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Italy Gio_bose 
Over 5 months ago.....
2019-03-24 05:56
3
2019-03-24 01:51
#10
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Brazil Collee 
we'll have to wait for new lineups, with "fresh" players, to get to the tier 1 that's how SKT were winning everything in lol for a while, and nowadays the best KR team is griffin. their best player is 17 yo. the top teams from before couldn't beat SKT, same is happening to the CSGO scene now
2019-03-24 01:51
#48
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Belgium 69Savage 
kinda cool how astralis managed to become comparable to the skt dynasty
2019-03-24 01:54
they really arent in any way comparable. skt dominated for years, astralis arent anywhere close to that (yet)
2019-03-24 03:04
Skt didn't dominate consistently ever with the same roster. Skt dynasty is more of a KKoma/Faker dynasty since those are the only consistent parts of the team through the years The only continuous "domination" was 2015. 2016 they were the underdogs vs Rox Tigers but won against all odds. I know for ppl outside the League may think SKT is this eternal unbeatable team but it's more of faker's legacy that the team's he was in.
2019-03-24 03:45
"Skt didn't dominate consistently ever with the same roster." Makes it even more impressive then, that they were dominant with multiple rosters. "Skt dynasty is more of a KKoma/Faker dynasty since those are the only consistent parts of the team through the years" Agreed. "The only continuous "domination" was 2015." I Suppose so, but they still participated in every final in 2017, won 2, and missed only one final in 2016 (summer). "2016 they were the underdogs vs Rox Tigers but won against all odds." Only to morons. They were 3-0 in series against Rox since spring playoffs (spring final included). Any person who watched LCK regularly at the time was able to recognise that ROX had a mental block against SKT. I Could also argue that the only reason their series at worlds only even went to 5 games was because of the surprise MF pick.
2019-03-24 19:32
Yes but the thing is. These are completely different teams though. We can argue faker being the best esports player of all time. But the skt of each "era" was different with different results and players each. You can say skt being the greatest org of all time. But as a team only 2015 summer skt can compete vs Astralis. Edit:I can't spell on mobile
2019-03-25 04:57
#167
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
lol in skt dynasty, they still lost EDG at MSI 2015 and semi-final LCK Summer 2016 againts KT. Stop overrated them to much
2019-03-24 05:01
Nice man, two tournaments lost throughtout their entire run.
2019-03-24 13:51
#212
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
Losing to KT make them almost played at the KR qualifer to WC ( If KT win againts ROX), meanwhile that lost againts EDG make China>Korean in the Spring tournament 2015. Ya like you say, just only two tournament LMAO
2019-03-24 14:56
"Losing to KT make them almost played at the KR qualifer to WC". Key word here being almost. "Meanwhile that lost againts EDG make China>Korean in the Spring tournament 2015." They still went on to win in summer and lose only one game in worlds. And, that loss against EDG was with EDG having a full counterpick team setup for Fakers leblanc, and they still almost won the game. Two tournaments, just like I said.
2019-03-24 19:26
#113
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United Kingdom XNL 
What fresh players? The talent in Brazil is lacking. Outside of MiBR you have Furia (trash), Luminosity (even more trash), TeamOne (lolololol). Where is this fresh talent coming from? The Brazilian scene is a joke. INB4 UK scene jokes.
2019-03-24 02:16
skoolage
2019-03-24 02:26
smooya > everyone in Bra71L
2019-03-24 02:27
#156
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Denmark mersault17 
+1
2019-03-24 03:50
#125
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Brazil Collee 
I'm talking about the international scene
2019-03-24 02:28
I don't see him talking about Brazil, were you baiting?
2019-03-24 02:45
#134
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United Kingdom XNL 
'we'll have to wait for new lineups, with "fresh" players, to get to the tier 1' of this doesn't imply he's talking about MiBR, then I've lost the plot.
2019-03-24 02:48
It's clearly talking about teams in general, did you confuse skt with sk?
2019-03-24 03:29
#152
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United Kingdom XNL 
I know who SKT are, I play League.
2019-03-24 03:43
you are mentally damaged.
2019-03-24 03:37
#153
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United Kingdom XNL 
Nope, just up at stupid o'clock running on nothing but caffeine.
2019-03-24 03:43
u lost the plot then
2019-03-24 21:28
#239
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United Kingdom XNL 
Yep.
2019-03-25 01:44
#11
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Spain elskio 
YAY!! :3
2019-03-24 01:51
#13
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
ResidentSleeper
2019-03-24 01:51
#15
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India astaelian 
This day extracts a heavy toll.
2019-03-24 01:52
Ence>Liquid
2019-03-24 01:52
zzzzzzzzzzzz
2019-03-24 01:52
cry is free
2019-03-24 01:58
ezfor the boys
2019-03-24 01:52
ResidentSleeper
2019-03-24 01:52
Ence would have been much more entertaining
2019-03-24 01:52
I think we can agree that for now, no team can be entertaining against astralis in finals until someone beats them.
2019-03-24 23:15
#26
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Italy AlCapone1925 
EZ 4 ASTRALIS
2019-03-24 01:52
#27
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Sweden Z3Bz 
yet another wasted boring tournament, next time give them the money and 1st place directly
2019-03-24 01:52
gg Astralis I hope liquid will learn from this and be even hungrier, I look forward to future matchups
2019-03-24 01:52
#29
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Denmark Zorrondo 
Astralis dominating, BR CS humillated nothing new #ToTheStars
2019-03-24 01:52
It's really getting boring
2019-03-24 01:53
#35
device | 
Denmark nev1ce 
LETS GO BOISSSSSSS
2019-03-24 01:53
#36
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Denmark d1ckweed 
ez MVP 4 devveDAWG
2019-03-24 01:53
Looked easy tbh
2019-03-24 01:53
#40
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United States destrossive 
Astralis has no limits.
2019-03-24 01:53
must be bad not being an Astralis fan just become one guys, accept the GOATs of CS
2019-03-24 01:53
I was an Astralis and TL fan until TACO joined, then I wanted to support only their cause, didn't really wanna be a fan of a team that just wins everything.
2019-03-24 03:13
#157
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Denmark mersault17 
Plastic?
2019-03-24 03:53
No? I was just tired of supporting a team that was about to start winning everything and I really thought TACO was super underrated and Elige has been my favorite player since s1mple left Liquid.
2019-03-24 04:32
#43
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
GGs ast lets wait for all the teams to build up and be able to challenge astralis, scene is BS at the moment
2019-03-24 01:53
#45
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Italy azazelin 
Astralis winning again, so expected
2019-03-24 01:54
#46
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Russia Nikosimus 
I hope everyone remembers this as the most boring CS we'll ever witness Astralis are good for themselves, not for the viewers, we dont want this shit at all
2019-03-24 01:54
#71
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
everyone should remember if you see something that you think is boring ,,, and se it again and again, then you are stupid like you ,,, go over to dota. One thing is for sure there is no one who will remember you.
2019-03-24 02:00
#77
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Russia Nikosimus 
Same applies to you I watch Dota and it is really sometimes more action-packed and thrilling with tight games and upsets than these so called grand finals Not talking about absence of pure domination like in CS scene, so, yeah, Dota is 100 times nicer to watch rn unlike this boring era Btw flag checks out
2019-03-24 02:02
#86
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
So go over there and don't come back
2019-03-24 02:05
#160
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Denmark mersault17 
So by your logic: Afghanistan experience > crimea experience?
2019-03-24 03:58
Astralis greatest csgo team ever. Period.
2019-03-24 02:04
#158
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Denmark mersault17 
+1
2019-03-24 03:55
#89
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Denmark Zorrondo 
i'ts actually funny to see a good team like astralis and all others working to beat them. imagine how boring cs would be with a random-fluke champion in every event...
2019-03-24 02:05
#94
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Russia Nikosimus 
That wouldnt be random and that would be waaay more exciting for all the fans to see their teamS winning and not only a pack of Danes shitting on everyone after every victory Watching everyone try to beat Astralis instead of becoming better overall is indeed funny tho, I agree :D
2019-03-24 02:08
#116
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Poland rude_wredne 
This is just beyond me how people can say shit like this. How is it boring cs? They are outplaying literally every team and that is boring? Being the best is boring? Holy fuck. Did you guys say the same about glory days of Usain Bolt? "wow this is boring, Bolt will win it anyway". This is not boring. This is amazing how a one team with one lineup can be so consistent in winning. Did people say nips 87 (or something like that) winning streak was boring? No, nobody even thought of saying that. It's just sad that you guys can't appreciate the effort Astralis puts into their game. "Boring cs" holy fuck..
2019-03-24 02:18
#131
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Russia Nikosimus 
I'm not saying they are bad or smth It's just boring for a neutral viewer I'm not a fan of Ence, Liquid or Astralis and everything I want from a grand final is top-tier exciting CS when both teams can show their full potential Astralis, however, by being so dominant dont let exciting things happen Yeah, Xyp9x may clutch smth or a brilliantly played 2v4 situation may be turned into their favour, but that's a rare thing, moreover, it's not that exciting when it's, say, 10-1 (you basically dgaf if it's 10-2 or 11-1, it's gg anyway) Compare Astralis' Major Finals to that of NiP and, say, VP in 2014-2016 when NiP/VP were not dominant at all but sometimes were on point and becoming top contenders, finals with them were sooo intense for everyone, always being 3/5 maps with OT's and close scores and lots of clutches both ways: Cologne14, DHW semis (that 22-20 Nuke) and finals, Kato15, both Oaklands for NiP, Epicenter17 and plenty of Major semis for VP Remember Boston's final - one of the best I've seen as a neutral viewer, almost died during the third map That's what people want to see, not utter domination, that's why Astralis are boring for me despite their insane level - I'd rather watch 8/10 level of CS with a great level of resistance going both ways than THAT one-sided 10/10 CS
2019-03-24 02:41
#135
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Poland rude_wredne 
I'm a "neutral" viewer and Astralis games are not boring for me. Grand finals are always top tier. It's just Astralis tier is even higher than ANY team they play against. And that is amazing how one team can do that. It's not their fault other teams don't improve and go for the same plays over and over again. I watched some time ago Astralis mirage CT when they throw deep smoke mid and always got at least a kill out of that.. couple times in a match. Other teams don't learn, they do the same shit over and over again. Because idk. That's just one example.
2019-03-24 02:54
It is not rly astralis’s fault for besting everyone on the server though u cant just blame astralis for that I get ur point but things like 16 14 or close games always have mistakes and everytime i see someone overpeeking or dying for nothing makes me angry but astralis dont do these that much and playing 5 as a whole they play beautiful cs and i like watching astralis than some low tier teams playing each other
2019-03-24 09:45
#196
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Russia Nikosimus 
Agree on watching Astralis instead of low tier but still, say, ENCE - NaVi in Kato was better than any of Astralis' matches NiP dust may be close but mirage was shit
2019-03-24 11:23
Boring? Watching Astralis play is true poetry. The way they adapt and work through tough situations is crazy, utility usage is phenomenal, the calls are on point. The only team as exciting as Astralis is ENCE at the moment. And I can only hope ENCE will keep on going. This is a great era of CS, when individual skills are no longer the big deal and it's all about the team play and strategy.
2019-03-24 02:18
#132
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Russia Nikosimus 
#131
2019-03-24 02:42
#159
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Denmark Kon10R 
I wonder who "we" is? Considering the fact that CS GO has more viewers than ice-hockey worldwide tells me, that there are a LOT of "we's" who actually DO want to watch! That Astralis is so dominant at the moment isn't their fault: It is up to ALL other teams to catch up!
2019-03-24 03:55
#235
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Russia Nikosimus 
We = neutral viewers in this case, I meant all people who don't care about the winner basically as their team isnt playing, who want to see some thrilling CS
2019-03-24 23:19
#244
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Denmark Kon10R 
"We don't want this shit at all" ... So ... You are actually saying that there are "neutral people" who wants Astralis to slow down or relax a bit to make CS more "thrilling"? I may not have met many like that. I want thrilling CS too, but never thought about lowering the highest standards or demands possible from everybody ...
2019-03-25 07:21
#163
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India |sKy| 
Speak for your own self.
2019-03-24 04:31
#175
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Italy Gio_bose 
Wdumthe first map was Insane. Second map liquid said they hadn't practiced inferno in ages and 3rd map liquid just didn't show up. I would say it was still a kinda interesting final.
2019-03-24 06:00
Astralis does not participate even all tier1 events so there'll be plenty of other winners for you to enjoy. For example, Starladder next week.
2019-03-24 23:16
#47
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Spain elskio 
12th title for this lineup, just amazing. Also, they keep working hard after these incredible successes, GG.
2019-03-24 01:54
#49
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Mega Well played on dust2 Liquid, respect!
2019-03-24 01:54
#51
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Brazil trollzeraBR 
congratz astralis!
2019-03-24 01:55
+1
2019-03-24 01:58
#81
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Brazil Kelmec 
+1
2019-03-24 02:03
Astralis Stop it! Get some help. Let them win some trophies cmooooon Cograts. Astralis!
2019-03-24 01:56
Respect Liquid
2019-03-24 01:56
#56
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Europe Kermac 
M16r 5k lmao
2019-03-24 01:56
#57
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Argentina w33nter 
CongratZ. What is stand off? (Ence)??
2019-03-24 01:56
#118
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Turkey Tormund1 
The Stand-off will be a series of 1v1 duels on an aim map. Each duel is played first to 7 kills, then the kills per duel are added to the team total. However, if a player gets a knife kill they will automatically win that individual duel. After 5 duels the team with the most kills is declared the winner. If the teams are tied, the team that won the most individual duels by having their player reach 7 kills, is the winner.
2019-03-24 02:18
#119
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Turkey Tormund1 
ence won against mibr
2019-03-24 02:19
m16r didn't win a single game. 0-5 against all the teams. 0-5 against all individual Ence players. This was done on home soil btw
2019-03-24 02:31
#128
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Turkey Tormund1 
yeah, it was shameful :/
2019-03-24 02:33
#214
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Argentina w33nter 
Thanks. Ive seen that on other Blast with nip playing but have forgoten haha. What a bad week to be Mibr fan
2019-03-24 17:05
#58
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Oh really? ZzZzZzZz
2019-03-24 01:56
cry more
2019-03-24 01:57
#80
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Name doesn't check out 🤔
2019-03-24 02:03
your nationality is irrelevant, your comment isn't
2019-03-24 02:04
#91
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
I mean, it's good for them and their fans that they're winning every tournament they take part in but bad for the scene as a whole, this lack of competitiveness doesn't help the development of the scene. This major's viewership was the lowest one so far for example, because everyone knew from the start who would win it. Astralis is the best team ever, but it's really boring to watch tournaments that they play.
2019-03-24 02:07
Major viewership was the lowest because you couldnt farm drops with 100 accounts lol
2019-03-24 02:09
#101
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
🤔🤔 hm makes sense But still, everyone got diamond coin because everyone bet on Astralis. Predictable major. But props to Astralis, now I can finally say they have surpassed fnatic, NiP and even LG/SK.
2019-03-24 02:10
They passed them before they won their third major. Btw LG/SK never had an era
2019-03-24 02:33
#168
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
+ 1
2019-03-24 05:04
#177
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Italy Gio_bose 
That is such an ignorant comment by saying that Astralis is bad for the scene. If anything they are good for the competitive scene as people need to play better to beat them so it will eventually increase the overall quality of cs in the scene.
2019-03-24 06:03
Farming dem trophies asf (._.'')
2019-03-24 01:57
#60
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Brazil cotoadriano 
Astralis take down Liquid to zZzzZZZZZZzzzzzZzzZzzzzzzzz
2019-03-24 01:57
cry is free
2019-03-24 01:57
#79
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Brazil cotoadriano 
cry is ZZZZZZzzzzZzzZzz
2019-03-24 02:03
expected sooo boring
2019-03-24 01:57
CRY and EXCUSES are FREE
2019-03-24 02:00
cry more
2019-03-24 02:04
#65
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United States da_bomb247 
I feel like Liquid gets a lot of trash from Astralis fans and other fans since they consistently lose to Astralis, but they aren't judged fairly either. They are one of the few teams to consistently be able to play against Astralis and usually put up a good fight with them too. Look at it this way, Liquid is still adjusting to the addition of Stewie and as AdreN as a coach which is a big change from zews and TACO, and like the analysts said, they haven't had as much time to practice. This time around Astralis was clearly the better team in the end but Liquid put up a really good fight in Dust 2. I feel like once they are fully adjusted to the new lineup and really organize their playstyle, they'll be quite a bit more competitive to Astralis and maybe even be able to take them down a couple times. Then again who knows, maybe I could just be some random guy writing about a team they like and I could be biased but thats my perspective.
2019-03-24 01:57
Liquid trash
2019-03-24 01:58
#69
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United States Trump2020KAG 
good event liquid another 2nd ence deserve to move past navi for 3rd spot
2019-03-24 01:59
#70
ZywOo | 
Germany MTD3 
I blame stewie the snake for embarrassing loss. Not the loss but that they faild so hard
2019-03-24 01:59
Well pffft.....Who saw that coming ? Kappa
2019-03-24 02:00
#73
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France remyos 
CSGO Goats ... :/
2019-03-24 02:00
Expected
2019-03-24 02:02
#87
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Portugal palito334 
Kscerato > Device
2019-03-24 02:05
#88
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Sweden meistr0 
Yay another dead event. Wonder how many dead events we will have 2019.
2019-03-24 02:05
As long as the embarrassing team known as liquid gets to the finals.
2019-03-24 02:07
cry is free 4sweeeden #ToTheStars
2019-03-24 02:09
#98
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Sweden meistr0 
#88
2019-03-24 02:09
#97
2019-03-24 02:09
#108
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Sweden meistr0 
This "4sweeeden" guy you are talking about cheers on Mouz, i will never in my life cheer on mouz LOL.
2019-03-24 02:12
nt mibr fan
2019-03-24 02:15
#123
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Sweden meistr0 
? What? You are talking about this "4sweeeden" dude, then "nt mibr fan"???
2019-03-24 02:27
I think Liquid are getting mindfucked by Astralis. That CT push on inferno where they stop midway really was second-guessing themselves. They've been tricked by Astralis so many times that it made them overcautious. I don't know if they'll get over this, but this really feels like VG trying to beat NiP at the time. Although they at least have the advantage of already having beaten them at least once, so that's one mental roadblock out of the way I guess.
2019-03-24 02:07
At least Liquid still is the second best team in the world. Unlike FaZe Clan Cry is free
2019-03-24 02:09
#102
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Spain elskio 
Name doesn't checkout
2019-03-24 02:11
ASTRALIS GOAT
2019-03-24 02:10
+1
2019-03-24 02:11
taco > stewie2die
2019-03-24 02:11
#107
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Peru AgentLF 
Still better final than Ence Good match from Liquid, and wp for Astralis :)
2019-03-24 02:11
Ez for the final boss of cs
2019-03-24 02:13
Expected
2019-03-24 02:16
#Stewie2leave
2019-03-24 02:16
#114
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
Casters were cheering for Liquid not casting a fucking match... I'm really disappointed on them. Congrats Astralis! Please come back.
2019-03-24 02:17
You're acting like that's new.. casters always hype up the clear crowd favorite...
2019-03-24 03:15
#172
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Europe Vallon2 
Don't remind me, the C9-FaZe major final was the worst casted match I've ever watched.
2019-03-24 05:53
*Best casted You see? It's very subjective and based on opinion.
2019-03-24 06:01
#115
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Denmark AtomAlf 
as happy i am too see Astralis win, i am very happy to see that ENCE wasnt just a fluke at the Major. Great to see them keep up the momentum
2019-03-24 02:17
Indeed, I love watching ENCE. And really happy for 'allu'. The guy was removed from every team he was in, and where are those teams now. He's living a dream right now. And smiling :)
2019-03-24 02:24
#136
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Czech Republic fabZeef 
from faze he was not "removed", he wanted to play with finns
2019-03-24 03:00
#187
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Finland DespeQ 
Yes he was. He played in the EU Optic with Friberg, magisk, HS and mixwell before joining ence.
2019-03-24 07:54
im biased but who other team has balls to do 4 man stack boost in a round that determines if u go to finals or not, u never know what will happen when ence plays with balls
2019-03-24 12:53
#120
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Brazil Capi___ 
Expected... They are the best team ever...
2019-03-24 02:20
Can anyone stop astralis?
2019-03-24 02:33
After so many retries will Astralis start with half HP?
2019-03-24 02:37
#147
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
Lol
2019-03-24 03:34
LUL
2019-03-24 12:59
these medals are beatiful ; D
2019-03-24 03:04
Gg respect Astralis, wp, still very early days for this Liquid roster.
2019-03-24 03:14
#143
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
In the end, I'm just happy that MIBR went 0-5 and not Faze. Given the current scenario it's gonna be very very tough to challenge Astralis. I feel that they have synced with each other so very well that comms are as efficient as they could ever be.That takes a lot of effort and grinding and Kudos to Astralis for that.There have been literally no major misplays from Astralis since forever now. Hope some team gets there eventually and it becomes like the Optic vs FAze era in COD where both teams at one point were number 1 together.
2019-03-24 03:20
MIBR will go out 0-5 in blast Miami aswell LUL.
2019-03-24 03:38
#155
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
XAXAXA. But honestly, I don't hate them just glad that they went 0-5 when that could have been Faze. And I would love to see both teams bounce back. Faze : -rain +MSL MIBR : -fer +kscerato
2019-03-24 03:46
Have you seen Taco play? Do you really feel like fer is the problem? Actually, the whole team is a problem. But if you want to talk about bad players, Taco sucks ass.
2019-03-24 04:44
#169
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
+1
2019-03-24 05:07
#170
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
BAITzera is the problem
2019-03-24 05:18
#181
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
I don't know dude. But the matches I saw Taco play in liquid, he was solid.Maybe they need to rethink their strategy and/or roles. One things for sure though.The Brazilian CS GO is past it's peak.
2019-03-24 07:01
Exactly. He was pretty solid at the beggining of MIBR too. But in this tournament, he and Coldzera sucked.
2019-03-25 04:51
#171
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India otgps 
Literally just Xyp9X and gla1ve hacking their butts off and you say they are in sync OmegaCS
2019-03-24 05:25
#180
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
0/8. Proof? And please don't say smoke glitch because it's been there since forever and pro's already knew about it. Also it's been fixed.
2019-03-24 06:59
#190
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India otgps 
Before or After smoke glitch, 80% of gla1ve kills through smoke (since 2016). Also, Astralis spread on the map but 30 seconds left and team decides to execute, not even a nade is thrown and they all full rotate. Also, there are 15 angles in a site and enemies be coming from 3 but last second what happens, xyp9x pre aims the angle they are about to peek and stands in fucking open at it. Magisk Dupreeh and Dev1ce play clean and skilled but these 2 hackers are ruining the scene.
2019-03-24 09:06
Cry
2019-03-24 12:52
is
2019-03-24 12:52
free!
2019-03-24 12:52
#204
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India otgps 
Working this hard to protect glaive's honor lul
2019-03-24 12:55
They are not cheating, their level is just miles above everyone else atm. Deal with it. 😎
2019-03-24 12:57
#211
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India otgps 
Dev1ce is. But bless astralis success to xyp9x and gla1ve hacking. Astralis removed 1 hacker for legit player in kjaerbye for magisk. Lets see them repeat
2019-03-24 14:08
#251
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
Do you know that demos exist? They spend hours analyzing rotates and positions and timings.They nearly know every possible position a player might play and or how teams might react to time and utility. "xYpN9x PreAimS". Jeez.
2019-03-25 18:02
#252
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India otgps 
Trying so hard to defend a cheater's honor. bruh don't you got like good night messages to forward spam so your uncles don't badmouth you and parents don;t cut you off?
2019-03-25 18:03
#253
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
Wow getting personal when all you can do is hate on the best team in the world is really the way to go mate. Nice argument you got there. And don't BrUh be you bitch. Just state your facts and leave.
2019-03-25 18:08
#254
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India otgps 
>And don't BrUh be you bitch Are you intoxicated?
2019-03-25 18:09
#255
Xyp9x | 
India Da_to 
Lol sorry😂
2019-03-25 18:54
Astralis 2 stronk ggez tho
2019-03-24 03:27
zZZzzzZZ boring
2019-03-24 03:37
#178
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Iceland caverat 
unnexpected as fuck btw astralis goat of csgo
2019-03-24 06:05
#183
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Unexpected
2019-03-24 07:29
HAHAHHAHAHAHAH CRY IS FREE LIQUID FAN BOYS
2019-03-24 07:38
Some morons did want NiKo to lead FaZe so fucking bad, enjoy it now xD
2019-03-24 07:51
Booooring.. Azzztralizzz
2019-03-24 08:37
The most retarded thing about this is that liquid choose not to practice inferno coming up to this event? What did they expect? They know if they are to get to the final they will most likely face Astralis. And if they ban Nuke, then Astralis will pick inferno. If the other teams want some kind of chance winning they have to act like professionals and not just rely on winging it. Thats just ignorance!!
2019-03-24 08:58
lol they were playing mind games. naf was lying. still lost 16-8.
2019-03-26 04:51
I always laugh when a pro team says they didnt practice a particular map. Come on, its literally your job to do it! And besides theres only so much "practice" you can do, there isnt much new and innovative things to learn these days. You literally got outbrained and outaimed. We need at least two new maps for things to remain interesting for the neutral viewer. Astralis is a boring team to watch winning only because they win a lot. That in itself removes the excitement of watching because its almost expected. Liquid just need more time and they will get there. FaZe 100% need an IGL so that they lose this retarded hero play mentality which often puts them in tilt mode. AdreN is just a bandaid fix and definetely should not be a permanent addition. Take the responsibility off NiKos shoulders and I guarantee the other players will start performing better as well. I cant think of a suitable IGL who isnt tied to an org already though. ENCE is such an exciting prospect. MiBR could probably kick felps and add kscerato for hia raw skill which is needed. NiP need to let GTR and f0rest retire they are so past it they almost cant remember the 87-0 period, give some young swedish talent a shot. Yes I know they popular among fans but wouldnt winning more create more prizemoney!?
2019-03-24 09:17
Expected liq cant win bo3 over astralis. Yes they did it once and thats all. Congratz to Astralis not my fav team but damn they are so good
2019-03-24 09:50
#194
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Impressive Gg wp
2019-03-24 10:34
EZ Expected
2019-03-24 11:15
Liquid wasted spot in the finals and they even get there with a tie omegalul
2019-03-24 11:36
#207
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Romania iNeoYT 
Liquid didn’t even bother to prepare Inferno and they knew Astralis would pick it if they banned Nuke, shows that Liquid could be just a bit better if they would prepare before matches more. (ez4astralis tho)
2019-03-24 13:12
#208
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Latvia Zau 
how in the world they won dust2 ?? astralis lost map to na wtf
2019-03-24 13:38
#213
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Greece her-1g 
Seriously astralis is the most dominant team ever played the game. It's on par with 2015 fnatic and 2013 nip
2019-03-24 15:23
Just wanna point out that the host was great (never seen her before), she just needs to follow CSGO a bit more, but i was really pleasantly surprised.
2019-03-24 18:26
expected
2019-03-24 19:24
#228
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Belgium azertyuio 
Dust2 is a map where pure skill is easier to show than tactics. And by overusing that pick all the time, the opponents of Astralis will make them even stronger on d2. They gonna be unbeatable on Inf , D2 and Nuke.
2019-03-24 19:40
#230
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
Congratulations
2019-03-24 20:31
#245
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Brazil bandicoot 
incredibly sad how boring this game has become
2019-03-25 07:23
#250
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Norway hemy 
You are looking at it the wrong way dude :/ It's actually the most skill based game, like how much time you have to put into it. People usually say these things, boring, deadgame etc. Because simply they didn't make it to the top themselfs. That is a major difference, and for alot of ppl watching nowdays it's for the pure pleasure of some players who is really good at it. These players will eventually have to move on to another fps games for sure, but I hope CS last for another 5-10 years. Hopefully.
2019-03-25 17:34
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