ESL Pro League S9 group D day 2 recap

Astralis and DETONA moved to the top of their ESL Pro League groups after claiming victories in day two.

HellRaisers' kicked off the series against Astralis on Dust2, but didn't have a lot of success on the offensive side of their map pick. The Danes secured the pistol and the followups, Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and co. replied in round four, but the rest of the half was one-sided and Astralis claimed a 14-1 lead. Not even a force buy won after a lost pistol could give HellRaisers much of a chance, and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's squad closed it out 16-4.

Xyp9x was in the zone on Dust2

Inferno followed, where HellRaisers bagged a quick 4-0 lead on the CT side, which they kept to the middle of the half (6-2). From that point onward, Astralis' stars Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Emil "Magisk" Reif tore through the European mixture's defenses, ending the half with a 9-6 lead. After the switch, they were just as dominant, finishing the game by giving away only one more round, 16-7.

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 38 - 23 +15 107.2 1.60
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 37 - 21 +16 81.7 1.48
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 39 - 21 +18 81.5 1.45
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 32 - 21 +11 82.8 1.31
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 25 - 23 +2 69.9 1.08
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 23 - 30 -7 64.1 0.83
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 25 - 31 -6 56.6 0.78
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 25 - 38 -13 77.0 0.74
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 18 - 35 -17 47.0 0.60
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 18 - 37 -19 47.8 0.50

Mirage was the map that started the series between BIG and ex-3DMAX, and the German side started well, 8-1 on the CT side. Bryan "Maka" Canda and Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss then turned around a 2v5 situation on the A bombsite, helping their side get a foothold in the match, and seeing them finish the half only 9-6 down. BIG then added the second pistol to their name and quickly reached map point, 15-7, however, the Frenchmen held them there for quite some time. In the end, Fatih "gob b" Dayik's side broke through and secured the map, 16-13.

Dust2 followed, where ex-3DMAX had a respectable start on the CT side, leading 6-3 despite losing the anti-force in round two. The balance of the match switched after that, though, with Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş finding space and proving hard to deal with for his opposition. BIG managed to take the lead before the end of the half, and then held confidently on the CT side to win the map 16-10, 2-0 for the series.

Germany
Matchpage
2
0
24th April 2019
16
Mirage
13
16
Dust2
10
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 51 - 39 +12 107.0 1.42
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 46 - 31 +15 79.6 1.31
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 45 - 39 +6 80.3 1.15
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 32 - 33 -1 73.8 1.15
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 35 - 29 +6 68.8 1.07
 ex-3DMAX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 40 - 42 -2 80.9 0.98
France Logan 'LOGAN' CortiLOGAN 35 - 41 -6 64.5 0.91
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 32 - 43 -11 73.1 0.89
France Gaëtan 'JiNKZ' JaminJiNKZ 35 - 41 -6 65.6 0.85
Belgium David 'Davidp' PrinsDavidp 29 - 44 -15 64.9 0.77

In the Latin America group of ESL Pro League Season 9, Isurus and DETONA met, two teams that secured confident wins in their opening matches. The Brazilian side picked Mirage to kick things off and looked dominant on the offensive side, only allowing Isurus to pick up sporadic rounds. Despite still managing a 6-9 half, the Argentinians didn't look like they had a chance in the match as DETONA dominated the early part of the second half as well, reaching map point (15-8). That is when Isurus rallied to bring it back to 14-15, but they couldn't win the final round to force overtime after all, and DETONA took map one.

Isurus suffered a loss to DETONA

On Dust2, Isurus was the squad dictating the pace of the game, amassing a big lead on the CT side as Nicolás "Noktse" Dávila and Roberto "reversive" Themtham put up big performances. DETONA's five round-winning-streak at the start of the second half gave them a way back into the game, but Isurus still managed to close out on their big lead, 16-12. Inferno was the decider, and it was the first map that wasn't strongly contested by both teams. DETONA took the early lead, 8-1, and the Argentinian side simply couldn't get back in the game, seeing them go down 16-8, 2-1 for the series.

Matchpage
1
2
25th April 2019
14
Mirage
16
16
Dust2
12
8
Inferno
16
 Isurus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' DávilaNoktse 62 - 54 +8 82.8 1.21
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 67 - 56 +11 82.4 1.13
Argentina Roberto 'reversive' Themthamreversive 57 - 56 +1 76.7 1.07
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalezmax 46 - 55 -9 63.4 0.91
Argentina Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli1962 43 - 65 -22 62.5 0.81
 DETONA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' AnhaiaTuurtle 67 - 65 +2 100.1 1.25
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreiravsm 63 - 52 +11 78.8 1.16
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 57 - 49 +8 67.0 1.06
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossettotiburci0 51 - 54 -3 65.8 0.96
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopeshardzao 48 - 56 -8 66.9 0.95

Denial and INFINITY were looking for their first win at ESL Pro League, and a close match folowed. On Mirage, INFINITY broke into the lead following a strong T side and a CT pistol win (11-6), but Denial's strong T side saw them force overtime. INFINITY still managed to close it out in the added rounds, moving on to Inferno, where they once again earned a 9-6 lead after the first half. However, their Terrorist side was bleak, allowing Denial to come back and win 16-14.

It all came down to Train, where Denial won the Terrorist pistol round, but lost the followup, allowing INFINITY to start building an economy on the CT side. Despite Juanes "sickLy" Valencia's best attempts, Denial couldn't break through the defenses consistently, only managing three rounds before the half ended. INFINITY then added a 3-0 start on the Terrorist side to their name and quickly tied together the match, 16-4, to secure the series win.

Matchpage
2
1
25th April 2019
19
Mirage
17
14
Inferno
16
16
Train
4
 Infinity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Colombia Camilo 'points' Londoñopoints 68 - 57 +11 92.7 1.24
Colombia Andres 'spamzzy1' Correaspamzzy1 66 - 64 +2 79.3 1.15
Guatemala Mario 'malbsMd' SamayoamalbsMd 66 - 65 +1 86.3 1.14
Colombia Santiago 'Daveys' GalvisDaveys 58 - 49 +9 65.4 1.04
Guatemala Javier 'cruzN' CruzcruzN 56 - 56 0 71.1 0.96
 Denial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Colombia Jesus 'sam_A' Taboadasam_A 72 - 63 +9 88.6 1.17
Peru Julio 'VAATI' JimenezVAATI 52 - 60 -8 75.0 1.07
Colombia Juanes 'sickLy' ValenciasickLy 63 - 66 -3 76.2 1.04
Mexico Carlos 'Blue' AresteguiBlue 49 - 60 -11 66.7 0.92
Mexico Eduardo 'Link' OsunaLink 51 - 65 -14 63.3 0.89
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Argentina Roberto 'reversive' Themtham
Roberto 'reversive' Themtham
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
368
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' Dávila
Nicolás 'Noktse' Dávila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1671
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Colombia Juanes 'sickLy' Valencia
Juanes 'sickLy' Valencia
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
244
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Some great matches!
2019-04-25 11:59
#4
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-25 12:00
#11
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
alt+F4
2019-04-25 12:14
#14
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Sweden Zaser5 
not really
2019-04-25 12:45
gg
2019-04-25 11:59
#3
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Brazil bernog 
Detona too strong
2019-04-25 12:00
#12
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Argentina MrRioKai 
V$m vac lol
2019-04-25 12:16
ok
2019-04-25 12:00
Nice
2019-04-25 12:00
BIG TOP 1 SOON TODAY 2-0 WIN VS ASTRALIS
2019-04-25 12:01
#13
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
LUL
2019-04-25 12:25
#16
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Argentina MrRioKai 
haha
2019-04-25 13:30
Ayyy.
2019-04-25 12:01
Device ace with 3 bullets left one-tap’s 2 guys was insane!
2019-04-25 12:02
#10
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
ONLINETARES lol
2019-04-25 12:02
#15
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
n1 BIG
2019-04-25 13:13
#17
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United States @FyreCS 
BUG 1-2 LUL EZ Sprout btw ;)
2019-04-25 13:58
Nice one BIG, beat Astralis next!
2019-04-25 14:23
#19
CIS XIII 
oh sad
2019-04-25 15:12
#20
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Finland JHdash77 
Astralis = DETONA confirmed men ))
2019-04-25 20:50
Astralis is just unstopable
2019-04-25 22:41
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