ENCE defeat Astralis; go 3-1 in Madrid
ENCE kicked Dust2 off against Astralis winning the first pistol round on the attacking side with a double by Sami "xseveN" Laasanen and a triple by Jere "sergej" Salo. The lead was short lived, however, as The Danish side took the forcebuy and the two following rounds. Astralis then kept the ball rolling on the CT side, racking up an early lead as ENCE could not break through the defenses. Down 1-7, ENCE were finally able to get back on the board with a double by Aleksi "allu" Jalli and triple by sergej.
An A split then got the Finns another round on the board, as Astralis’ economy started to dwindle. Eventually, ENCE were able to close the gap late in the first half, all the way to 7-8, after taking map control and punishing the CT players.
A mid push by the CTs in the second round made it a tie game, 8-8. ENCE then started to get a lead, as Jani "Aerial" Jussila got four on Long to make it 11-8. The Finns, able to get opening kills round after round, closed round after round, including a four-kill round to defend the A site and make it 14-8. ENCE then made it to match point, but Astralis didn’t stop fighting, changing the tempo and winning round after round to try and bring the match to a tie after 30 rounds. Finally, however, it was ENCE who were able to make one last push, closing it out 16-13.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||27 - 19||+8||105.5||1.47|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||21 - 18||+3||69.1||1.06|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||17 - 22||-5||70.2||0.87|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||14 - 20||-6||50.4||0.81|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||12 - 21||-9||48.7||0.69|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||20 - 16||+4||74.0||1.18|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||20 - 15||+5||75.2||1.17|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||22 - 22||0||77.6||1.14|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||20 - 19||+1||76.1||1.07|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||18 - 19||-1||66.9||1.04|