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:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
528
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1186
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossetto
André 'tiburci0' Rossetto
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
243
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1520
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1498
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
285
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
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 shaakeh 
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
#12
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
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
#17
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
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
#48
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
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
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
#80
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Obviously dont know anything about football. You geeks bore me. Cya.
2019-06-19 09:43
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
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
#79
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Little kid. Go to School and stfu. Delusional.
2019-06-19 09:41
Triggered kid lmao
2019-06-19 11:37
#83
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
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
#28
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
delusional
2019-06-18 23:40
#47
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Not really. You are delusional if you think otherwise. My opinion. Not yours.
2019-06-19 01:24
#62
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
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
flusha | 
United States ctb^_^ 
imagine being this ignorant
2019-06-18 23:27
#29
RpK | 
France KepleR82b 
+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
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
C9 > Astr
2019-06-18 23:41
faZe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> c9
2019-06-19 08:58
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
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
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
#5
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Norway Ludvic 
Astralis is still good...but not that height they're used to be
2019-06-18 23:16
& u win which tournamente? L0L
2019-06-18 23:20
#21
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Norway Ludvic 
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
any argument ne? freak
2019-06-19 06:44
Big Brother is back?
2019-06-18 23:15
#7
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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
#76
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Germany Evelynn 
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
+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
#13
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Spain Dicraftio 
This mens fast af. Also wth vertigo pick xdd
2019-06-18 23:16
ASTRALIS IS BACK
2019-06-18 23:20
#19
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United States PrisMcsgo 
Ass
2019-06-18 23:21
#57
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Algeria abdodz45 
Butt
2019-06-19 03:07
#20
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Ukraine volanchick 
That gla1ve ace, though.
2019-06-18 23:22
#25
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Astralis rhymes with Australia. Best team in world best country in the world.
2019-06-18 23:26
#36
Anarchy | 
Myanmar xdcc 
uhh this is not how rhyming works
2019-06-19 00:29
#58
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Asia fakedollface 
+111111
2019-06-19 03:17
#69
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Australia Lolfeminists 
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
#33
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India Bhookhiatma 
Cloud 9 winning a best of 3. What year is it????!!!!
2019-06-19 00:02
#37
Anarchy | 
Myanmar xdcc 
2019 where shit teams get free spots in tournaments
2019-06-19 00:30
#61
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India Bhookhiatma 
The teams qualified tho
2019-06-19 04:17
#73
Anarchy | 
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
#63
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United States Nahtenojoh 
Lan9
2019-06-19 04:28
#65
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
astralis #1 danish team hahaha
2019-06-19 04:56
#71
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Cambodia afk47 
DETONA throwing 😤😤
2019-06-19 07:55
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