Astralis through to playoffs over Heroic, Cloud9 eliminate DETONA

Astralis have toppled Heroic 2-0 (Vertigo 16-7, Inferno 16-7) to advance to the playoffs at ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, while Cloud9 eliminated DETONA following a one-sided series (Dust2 16-4, Mirage 16-9).

Heroic picked Vertigo to start off the Danish derby against Astralis, but they quickly found themselves trailing on the defense after they lost the pistol round in a 5v5 retake scenario. A short back-and-forth in the first few gunrounds ended with Astralis securing a 6-2 lead on the back of a clean B defense.

Heroic replied with four in a row to bring the opening map to even keel, but they couldn't capitalize on the economic advantage to gain a lead, with Astralis locking down the half 9-6. After Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth clutched a 1v3 in the following pistol round, Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg's team were on the back foot and only a triple from the Swede stood in their opponents' way, and Astralis grabbed a series lead at 16-7.

Astralis are looking dominant so far in Montpellier

Astralis chose their trusty Inferno as their map and looked to end things quickly after racking up a massive lead early on on the Terrorist side, finding ways to salvage several disadvantages, including a 1v4 clutch from Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander in a single spraydown on the B site.

There was still some life left in Heroic, who won four out of the last five rounds on the back of individual plays, with Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer adding a quad-kill and an ace to his tally and Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund putting up an ace of his own.

Despite losing the pistol round, Astralis took control of the proceedings on the back of a forcebuy win and rallied to a 16-7 victory after the two sides traded eco rounds.

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18th June 2019
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Vertigo
16
7
Inferno
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 29 - 33 -4 68.5 0.94
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 33 - 39 -6 71.2 0.88
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 26 - 37 -11 71.5 0.76
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' SillassenNaToSaphiX 19 - 34 -15 58.0 0.74
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 18 - 37 -19 59.1 0.69
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 38 - 25 +13 107.9 1.50
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 41 - 25 +16 92.8 1.47
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 37 - 26 +11 77.5 1.23
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 30 - 23 +7 74.8 1.22
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 34 - 26 +8 73.2 1.20

Group A's second elimination match saw DETONA take on Cloud9. The Brazilians quickly found out they weren't up to the task on Dust2, with the North American side only dropping a single round on their CT side, to a quad-kill action from André "⁠tiburci0⁠" Rossetto, as they mounted a dominant first half and set themselves up for a 16-4 victory on the opening map.

Mirage followed and this time, DETONA were able to get off to a good start, leading 5-2 as Terrorists. That didn't stop Cloud9 from securing a double-digit result in the first half, as they went on an eight-round streak, putting themselves in a comfortable situation once again.

Wesley "⁠hardzao⁠" Lopes's 1v4 clutch in the second pistol round made things interesting as his team climbed back to a two-round deficit, but it didn't rattle their opponents, who closed out the series with another dominant streak for 16-9, 2-0.

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18th June 2019
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Dust2
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Mirage
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 DETONA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreiravsm 36 - 36 0 79.6 1.07
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' AnhaiaTuurtle 22 - 40 -18 79.0 0.86
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 25 - 37 -12 73.2 0.82
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossettotiburci0 27 - 36 -9 62.9 0.82
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopeshardzao 20 - 38 -18 50.6 0.63
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 45 - 23 +22 91.6 1.45
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 39 - 22 +17 93.7 1.45
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 38 - 28 +10 85.5 1.27
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 35 - 29 +6 85.3 1.16
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 29 - 28 +1 77.9 1.11
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes
Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossetto
André 'tiburci0' Rossetto
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
So ez for the best team in the world. Astralis is just so much better than everyone else.
2019-06-18 23:14
BR CS OMEGALUL LOST TO CLOWN9
2019-06-18 23:15
#31
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Austria shaak!
LOL
2019-06-18 23:47
#49
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Brazil RevvivaL
Says the one with ONE good player and ZERO top Ukrainian teams, (Na'vi is Russian now). Also Coldzera 2 majors and major mvps and 2 top ones in hltv and simple has nothing but ONE hltv top one player, so what else can I say?
2019-06-19 01:27
#52
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Algeria abdodz45
Are you fan of Flukria or M16R I'm so confused rn
2019-06-19 03:01
S1mple still best player ever... So coldzera carried??
2019-06-19 05:41
Ofc coldzera > s1mple Everyone know that
2019-06-19 09:09
C9 played pretty well But it was versus tier 4
2019-06-18 23:16
#10
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Albania Edjon
wins vs clown9 and her OMEGALUL ic dont prove shit nt
2019-06-18 23:16
I agree that they are still the best but not ranked #1 obviously :) Getting that #1 spot back sooner or later.. Maybe sooner.
2019-06-18 23:16
I hope so. NA team at the top is just a waste of space tbh.
2019-06-18 23:17
Well.. Liquid is second best team with ence imo. So dont know if its "waste" but Astralis is 100% still the best. And will continue to be until they change lineup in the future, but might still be the best then :)
2019-06-18 23:19
when they are the best, then why did they lose 3 tournemants in a row. they cant be the best without proofing us.
2019-06-18 23:31
People are calling Real Madrid and Manchester City the best teams in the world.. None of them came close to Champions League this year. But i agree.. They are the best teams on paper and so is Astralis :)
2019-06-19 01:25
#50
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United States siloen27
Manchester city best in the world????? Lmao
2019-06-19 01:43
#53
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Algeria abdodz45
Lol he's delusional
2019-06-19 03:04
#59
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Argentina p1nguinit0
LUL +1
2019-06-19 03:25
Obviously dont know anything about football. You geeks bore me. Cya.
2019-06-19 09:43
#105
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United States siloen27
lmao barcelona and real madrid the best teams in the world. And also now liverpool, but manchester city??? liverpool >>>>> manchester city
2019-06-20 19:23
Ok. So why is it that Man City have been the favorites the last 2 years to win Champions League? Dont talk if you dont know anything about it dude :)
2019-06-20 19:30
#107
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United States siloen27
Based on betting? Sure dude, mc only choke in champions.
2019-06-21 05:50
Lmao little kid no one put city near Madrid lmao Madrid, Barcelona Rest doesnt matter
2019-06-19 09:12
Little kid. Go to School and stfu. Delusional.
2019-06-19 09:41
Triggered kid lmao
2019-06-19 11:37
Hehe u2 "kid" :)
2019-06-19 11:40
#68
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Denmark Xipingu
They are still the only team to have a grand slam. Their era has been lost, but saying they need to “prove more” on the back of a few bad tournaments is retarded.
2019-06-19 06:51
Best team of all time? Yes. Best team right now? No. Liquid deserves that #1 spot, and astralis dont, it's as simple as that. You can expect to be thought of as the current best team in the world when you lose 3 tournaments in a row. They're still great yes, but I think it's fair to say they're #2 right now until they or liquid prove otherwise
2019-06-19 08:23
#85
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Denmark Xipingu
I never said they were #1 right now, but the guy above me literally expressed that they weren't "the best team" when clearly they are historically, otherwise he'd have to specify what he meant a little better. It's not that I don't appreciate the fact that they aren't #1, someone has to overtake dominance at some point.
2019-06-19 22:40
Well that's where the argument started mens)))
2019-06-20 05:22
delusional
2019-06-18 23:40
Not really. You are delusional if you think otherwise. My opinion. Not yours.
2019-06-19 01:24
delusional adjective characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder. reality= They lost 3 tournaments in a row and won one (1) bo3 against heroic delusional, and ur opinion, to which you're entitled to have, is shit.
2019-06-19 04:21
#74
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Denmark Ulver
+1
2019-06-19 08:42
#23
NiKo | 
Montenegro G1EX
+1
2019-06-18 23:25
#26
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United States ctb^_^
imagine being this ignorant
2019-06-18 23:27
+1 but Astralis so boring to watch
2019-06-18 23:40
#15
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United Kingdom EoOo
Astralis haven't won anything in over 3 months lol, so much for best team...
2019-06-18 23:18
#30
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Poland Unluko
C9 > Astr
2019-06-18 23:41
faZe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> c9
2019-06-19 08:58
#35
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North America onionmesh
Astralis winning now? Impossible.
2019-06-19 00:11
ye, was a very hard group lol wait for the playoffs first
2019-06-19 07:14
#2
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Poland Astoner55
gg!
2019-06-18 23:15
#22
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Denmark devnr1
Unluko
2019-06-18 23:24
ez4GOD DEVICE, best player to touch CS:GO
2019-06-18 23:15
0/8. Ecovice 41-25 (2 maps) S1mple 77-33 (2 maps) (standin in tier 10000 team )
2019-06-19 00:59
GOD DEVICE in tier 1 LAN pimple i dunno tier 9999 online shiit
2019-06-19 00:59
Aka eco/exit frager device with his 4 teammates with the top 1 teams of the world. S1mple with Lobanjica, stark, juho and jOELZ. +stream with donate, what constantly distracts. NT Ecovice
2019-06-19 01:06
device 3 majors (4th inc) pimple 0 majors
2019-06-19 01:22
Dev2ce 0 top 1 S1mple 1 top 1 (second top 1 inc)
2019-06-20 15:03
you are right, second place for pimple inc
2019-06-20 15:02
Are u dumb?
2019-06-20 15:03
Ask your mom
2019-06-20 15:05
Heroic - 29. forZe - 33. Same level (shit)
2019-06-19 01:10
device 3 majors pimple 0 majors
2019-06-19 01:22
#51
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United States siloen27
Dev1ce goat Liquid top 1
2019-06-19 01:55
top2 liquid there was just a honeymoon period for Astralis after winning MAJOR, now they'll be back on TOP 4th major inc
2019-06-19 11:17
IQ level equivalent to the table level - Detected
2019-06-20 15:02
GOD DEVICE
2019-06-20 15:03
Go clean German toilets peas, and stop write to me
2019-06-20 15:05
Astralis top1
2019-06-20 15:08
I agree with that
2019-06-20 15:08
devveKING
2019-06-20 15:09
Never No matter Forever
2019-06-20 15:22
Forever KING and GOAT
2019-06-20 15:23
Never
2019-06-20 15:24
Never Liquid or simple will win MAJOR
2019-06-20 15:25
Liquid - never S1mple - will win
2019-06-20 16:36
Simple = choker, toxic, bad teammate Never never never 100%
2019-06-20 16:45
Yes never choker, never toxic, never bad teammate. You're right. 100%
2019-06-20 18:58
Eco cobra on ecovice didn't help today. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-06-20 18:59
Astralis is still good...but not that height they're used to be
2019-06-18 23:16
#16
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Argentina cri$9to
& u win which tournamente? L0L
2019-06-18 23:20
same as no of messi's international trophy dickhead
2019-06-18 23:23
#54
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Algeria abdodz45
Rekt
2019-06-19 03:05
#67
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Argentina cri$9to
any argument ne? freak
2019-06-19 06:44
Big Brother is back?
2019-06-18 23:15
#7
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
expected tbh
2019-06-18 23:15
GOD GLA1VE
2019-06-18 23:16
#55
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Algeria abdodz45
Best IGL
2019-06-19 03:06
he pulled some insane shit in the match
2019-06-19 09:00
#11
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United States WilsonDS
I guess the way to make rush play good is to tell him youre making cuts
2019-06-18 23:16
#24
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Canada Skadiddle
kek
2019-06-18 23:25
#38
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North America Retinaz
+1
2019-06-19 00:34
#56
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Algeria abdodz45
Lolwut
2019-06-19 03:06
#64
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Palestine Baitor69
yes
2019-06-19 04:54
This mens fast af. Also wth vertigo pick xdd
2019-06-18 23:16
#18
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Malaysia Suno[t]
ASTRALIS IS BACK
2019-06-18 23:20
Ass
2019-06-18 23:21
#57
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Algeria abdodz45
Butt
2019-06-19 03:07
That gla1ve ace, though.
2019-06-18 23:22
Astralis rhymes with Australia. Best team in world best country in the world.
2019-06-18 23:26
#36
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Myanmar xdcc
uhh this is not how rhyming works
2019-06-19 00:29
+111111
2019-06-19 03:17
Expected from third world country education.
2019-06-19 06:52
#84
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Latvia latvianguy
But Astralis and Australia doesn't rhyme he wasn't wrong on that one mate. :D
2019-06-19 12:45
#32
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Finland Smoonah
Detona500 speedway
2019-06-18 23:47
Cloud 9 winning a best of 3. What year is it????!!!!
2019-06-19 00:02
#37
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Myanmar xdcc
2019 where shit teams get free spots in tournaments
2019-06-19 00:30
The teams qualified tho
2019-06-19 04:17
#73
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Myanmar xdcc
Detona qualified from special olympics group.
2019-06-19 08:27
EZ 4 ASTRALIS
2019-06-19 00:04
Heroric feel with honor. They had some good plays, but Astralis was just to strong.
2019-06-19 01:08
BR CS deatroyed twice in one day, both by EU and NA
2019-06-19 01:22
#60
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Korea XigNw0w
Vice beast
2019-06-19 03:59
Lan9
2019-06-19 04:28
#65
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Finland 0lter
astralis #1 danish team hahaha
2019-06-19 04:56
#71
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Cambodia Bluefishh
DETONA throwing 😤😤
2019-06-19 07:55
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