Astralis and Heroic dominate opening matches in Montpellier

Astralis and Heroic secured victories on Inferno (16-9) and Dust 2 (16-8) against Cloud9 and DETONA, concluding group A opening matches of EPL S9.

Astralis commenced the second batch of best-of-ones on the T side of Inferno, opened by a triple kill from Nicolai "device" Reedtz. The Danes got off to a swimming start in the form of seven consecutive rounds, as the American-majority roster consistently struggled with their opponents' B site hits. Some footing was found by Cloud9 after persistent losses, highlighted by a Five-seven triple kill from William "RUSH" Wierzba, but only a total of four rounds were secured by Cloud9 come conclusion of the half.

dupreeh topped the scoreboard on Inferno with 25 frags

A consecutive pistol round victory for Astralis exacerbated Cloud9's predicament, but Maikil "Golden" Selim and company managed to establish a string of rounds after the early losses, closing the deficit to five. Contrary to the confidence demonstrated prior, the Terrorists ultimately faltered in their ambition to mount a comeback, as Astralis advanced to the upper bracket off the back of a 16-9 victory on Inferno.

Matchpage
16
9
18th June 2019
16
Inferno
9
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 25 - 15 +10 84.4 1.52
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 24 - 20 +4 93.2 1.48
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 18 - 14 +4 84.0 1.25
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 18 - 20 -2 88.6 1.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 17 - 15 +2 77.6 1.11
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 20 - 19 +1 86.3 1.04
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 20 - 22 -2 92.9 1.02
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 15 - 19 -4 80.9 0.94
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 18 - 21 -3 66.4 0.80
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 11 - 21 -10 50.5 0.58

The fourth and final best-of-one of group A saw Heroic kick off on the CT side of Dust 2. Initially, the dynamic was turbulent, as snowballing did not follow post-pistol victory for the Danes, but after the teams exchanged three rounds each, some traction was gained, allowing a solid mid-half lead of 8-3. DETONA ensured that this was all she wrote for Benjamin "blameF" Bremer and company, closing out the remaining four rounds to produce a close 7-8 half.

stavn shined on Dust 2 with an impressive 1.73 rating

Having hopped over to the offense, Heroic found consecutive pistol round success, and as a consequence, a furthering lead. DETONA managed to upset with rifles in hand, but the showing was insufficient in stopping the Danish onslaught, as Heroic closed Dust 2 after conceding just one round in the latter half to the Brazilians at 16-8.

Matchpage
16
8
18th June 2019
16
Dust2
8
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 27 - 13 +14 110.2 1.73
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 21 - 13 +8 93.6 1.46
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' SillassenNaToSaphiX 20 - 11 +9 73.9 1.39
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 16 - 14 +2 77.7 1.17
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 12 - 16 -4 62.4 0.82
 DETONA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' AnhaiaTuurtle 21 - 19 +2 88.5 1.21
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreiravsm 19 - 19 0 98.8 1.07
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 10 - 19 -9 54.5 0.72
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossettotiburci0 11 - 20 -9 52.0 0.70
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopeshardzao 6 - 19 -13 43.8 0.52
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
581
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
GG ez for the best team in the world! NA CS 😂😂😂
2019-06-18 14:27
#6
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-06-18 14:28
expected
2019-06-18 14:28
#9
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Turkey Diveland 
Expected
2019-06-18 14:29
#10
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Germany cucKingxaxa)) 
expected
2019-06-18 14:30
#16
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Ukraine zCainee 
expected.
2019-06-18 14:37
Expected
2019-06-18 14:39
#27
cocada | 
Brazil Xeruh 
Expected
2019-06-18 14:46
Expected
2019-06-18 15:03
#42
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Not so expected
2019-06-18 15:36
Expected
2019-06-18 15:43
Nt prokda
2019-06-18 20:11
#22
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United States Kick_Rush_FFS 
hahhahhahaha #5
2019-06-18 14:44
#23
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Brazil Gunzel 
best team in ze world? sry but there is no MiBR
2019-06-18 14:44
good one
2019-06-18 14:46
#24
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Sweden Unluko 
"dominate"
2019-06-18 14:45
liquid is playing atm
2019-06-18 14:48
yeah but i said "best team in the world"
2019-06-18 15:06
if u think astralis is still the best i feel sorry for you
2019-06-18 15:07
if you think liquid is the best i feel sorry for you
2019-06-18 15:08
even if liquid is not the best.. ence is better than astralis lul
2019-06-18 15:08
lol
2019-06-18 15:09
scroll down and check head to head
2019-06-18 15:11
nvm ur too dumb
2019-06-18 15:12
GJ DETONA!
2019-06-18 14:27
#3
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Czech Republic adabroz 
lol ez
2019-06-18 14:27
#4
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India |sKy| 
Ggwp
2019-06-18 14:28
Losing 9 rounds to CLOWN9 OMEGALUL
2019-06-18 14:28
#19
TenZ | 
Germany miinus 
+1
2019-06-18 14:41
#7
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Poland Kaja 
16:9 "DOMINATE"
2019-06-18 14:28
#14
Aleksib | 
New Zealand gaxen 
Welcome on HLTV.dk
2019-06-18 14:34
they domiates them
2019-06-18 14:37
ez
2019-06-18 14:30
That nade stack Astralis used to clap Golden on coffins was pretty cool.
2019-06-18 14:31
#13
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Pakistan ostraka 
The scores aren't really 'domination' level mate
2019-06-18 14:31
EZ
2019-06-18 14:37
#20
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Denmark Snakebye 
DK cs best
2019-06-18 14:42
#21
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Palestine Baitor69 
gg
2019-06-18 14:44
"Dominate" 16-9 Astralis almost lost to Clown9 LUL
2019-06-18 14:46
#29
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Poland Kleigen 
DOMINATE XDDDDDD
2019-06-18 14:50
#39
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Device lmao
2019-06-18 15:20
GOD Device
2019-06-18 15:23
great games
2019-06-18 15:36
Dupreeeehhh
2019-06-18 16:24
glad to see Heroic with some good results.
2019-06-18 18:36
#46
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
16:9 VS Cloud9 (!!) "dominate" OMEGALUL
2019-06-18 20:10
#48
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Other daksta210 
DOMINATE! lmao #2 in the world dominated someone not in the top 30 so bad 16-9 holy stomp bois
2019-06-18 21:11
dominate ok xd
2019-06-19 15:03
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