Astralis beat Natus Vincere; go 2-0 at BLAST
With another strong Inferno showing which finished 16-7 in their favor, Astralis extended their win streak on the map to 18 and secured a 2-0 start at BLAST Pro Series Miami.
After Astralis bagged a flawless pistol on the CT side of Inferno, Deagle entries from Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev opened up the force buy for Natus Vincere, allowing them to bounce back and take a 4-1 lead.
The score was 9-4 in favor of Astralis before Natus Vincere mustered a reply, with the B split working out thanks to a triple from flamie and s1mple clutching out the afterplant. Still, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and Xyp9x held strong in the last round, locking down the B bombsite to end the half with a five-round lead.
After a 3-0 start on the Terrorist side, Astralis were 13-5 up and on the verge of their second win of the day. With a successful B site push on which gla1ve secured a double, the Danes pushed it even further, but then flamie showed up with a quad kill defense of A to keep his team alive. However, Astralis bounced back shortly, on a force buy, and closed out the game 16-7.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||23 - 12||+11||94.3||1.54|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||20 - 12||+8||101.8||1.46|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||19 - 11||+8||92.7||1.44|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||17 - 9||+8||73.0||1.32|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||15 - 8||+7||66.5||1.29|
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||16 - 16||0||69.2||1.09|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||9 - 16||-7||58.4||0.77|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||13 - 20||-7||60.2||0.73|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||5 - 21||-16||45.6||0.42|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||9 - 21||-12||44.1||0.42|