NRG defeat Astralis; book semi-final spot at EPL Finals

NRG beat Astralis in three maps to secure their place in the semis, with the Danish team set to face the winner of MIBR vs. Liquid in the quarter-finals.

The upper-bracket final in Group A kicked off on Train where the T-sided NRG secured the first three rounds. Following a five-round Astralis run, NRG won a 3vs5 to get within one round of the Danes (5-4). Nicolai "device" Reedtz and company didn't let NRG equalize, attaining five of the last six rounds in the first half to finish it 10-5 ahead.

The second half began as the first one did, with the North Americans getting the first three rounds and Astralis winning the fourth one (11-8). The Danes moved themselves into a favorable position after taking the 22nd round with pistols as they extended their lead to 13-9.

daps reached the semis in his last event with NRG

NRG managed to close the gap and then went ahead thanks to Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov's AWP quad kill in the 27th round (14-13). The North American side closed out the game with a 16-13 final scoreline.

device and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander opened up Nuke with a 2vs4 clutch to win the pistol round. device was unstoppable on offense as he won a 1vs4 in the seventh round and reached 19 kills within ten rounds (8-2). NRG were able to pick up the last three rounds of the half, trailing 10-5.

After NRG secured the first two rounds on the T-side, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth clutched a 1vs2 to make it 11-7. The Danes conceded only one round afterwards, winning the map 16-8.

Astralis lost in three maps

Dust2 kicked off with the CT-sided NRG's pistol round triumph as CeRq got three kills. Tarik "tarik" Celik stopped the Danes with a triple kill in the first gun round, extending NRG's lead to 3-0. Astralis got on the scoreboard with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's two opening kills in the seventh round (6-1). The Danes then salvaged what they could, taking five of the last six rounds to trail 9-6 at halftime.

NRG reached double-digits after winning the second pistol round. The North Americans almost lost the following round but CeRq survived with 3 HP against Emil "Magisk" Reif to make it 11-6. Astralis came back from 12-6 and nearly tied the game but Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte clutched a 1vs2 to deny the Danish team (13-11).

NRG won an eco to make it 14-12 and wrapped it up with a 16-12 score to take the 2-1 series victory. With this result, NRG have made it to the semis while Astralis are through to the quarter-finals.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 67 - 53 +14 81.4 1.25
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 56 - 52 +4 72.0 1.03
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 51 - 57 -6 73.0 0.98
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 49 - 55 -6 75.6 0.98
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 42 - 56 -14 58.5 0.82
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 68 - 50 +18 88.9 1.28
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 57 - 54 +3 78.6 1.15
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 53 - 52 +1 70.2 1.06
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 51 - 56 -5 75.3 0.98
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 44 - 53 -9 58.2 0.92
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
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
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1343
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
nice
2019-06-20 18:54
#13
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India Tritium 
Astralis ERA OVER
2019-06-20 18:55
#31
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Germany DrachenRainer 
I want FaZe tarik
2019-06-20 18:58
Asstralis
2019-06-20 18:58
this is what you get when you skip a lot of meaningful events LUL
2019-06-20 19:07
#58
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Denmark LasZe 
+1
2019-06-20 19:10
Losing rank 1 was due to skipping events. But losing to NRG is due to 1 NRG being good and 2 astralis being countered plus hard to maintain the level of play the put on display
2019-06-20 19:54
#84
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United States J_Nasty 
lmao BLASTRALIS fan still trying to defend them, they are a #5 team shouldnt even be #2
2019-06-20 20:22
Liquid struggled forreal against hellraisers. I don’t say astralis is the best atm, but top 5 CS right now is pretty damn even. An to be fair, more teams (all teams) play like astralis now, so they copied the best team in the world to be able to compete against the best team. Astralis changed the csgo scene. Liquid follow suit, so did ence, so did NRG. And just for a second, try and imagine how many hours of Astralis demos all the other teams have watched. Hard to continue the run, when all teams have watched all your plays and strats just to counter you.
2019-06-20 21:09
#97
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United States J_Nasty 
What would make them the #1 team again, they would have to change their style to combat other teams
2019-06-20 22:30
Think we gonna have a "anybody can win" era. I don't see an Astralis team, that is gonna win straight for a year again. All 5 players peaked, had a fair share of luck and everything went their way play-calling wise. I didnt mean to call you out. I see alot of hate on Astralis, and it's not quite fair. They have worked their arses off, and deserve respect from the people who love the game - To us, what they have done, it's impressive.
2019-06-20 23:11
good nuances
2019-06-21 11:00
+1
2019-06-20 21:04
#55
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Austria shaakeh 
Rip Danish cs for today
2019-06-20 19:07
NA>EU
2019-06-20 18:57
#68
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India spiderCAKE 
It was over a long time back against ENCE
2019-06-20 19:23
#77
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North America DeletedMAFIA 
Ez for NRG
2019-06-20 19:48
#14
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
NRG > FaZe
2019-06-20 18:55
Astralis tactical genius. Losing against NRG so they can play against Liquid in quarterfinals :-)
2019-06-20 18:55
Astralis is just bad lmao
2019-06-20 19:01
Yes so smart to lose on purpose so that you can face the number one team in the world
2019-06-20 19:55
#101
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2019-06-21 01:38
#17
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
+1
2019-06-20 18:55
#21
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Canada herocoolzzz 
BLASTROLLOSE OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 18:55
#2
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Romania razvanmalita76 
Oh hell yeah
2019-06-20 18:54
#107
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Indonesia Astranesia 
bad luck astralis
2019-06-21 06:05
2
2019-06-20 18:54
#32
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Germany Cya_In_hell 
nt
2019-06-20 18:57
Thought I'd be first :)
2019-06-20 18:55
Blastralis karma
2019-06-20 18:54
#6
rain | 
United Kingdom J@m3s 
Astralis and Liquid will not even be top 5 in 2020 and that's a fact axaxaxaxaxax
2019-06-20 18:55
a good attempt by the second best team, they'll get em next time
2019-06-20 18:54
#8
allu | 
Japan DokiZ 
2
2019-06-20 18:54
#20
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India Tritium 
nt
2019-06-20 18:55
2019-06-21 10:56
ez
2019-06-20 18:54
#10
 | 
India Tritium 
rip era
2019-06-20 18:55
asstralis lmao
2019-06-20 18:55
#12
 | 
Finland Delii 
CeRq hard carry.
2019-06-20 18:55
#16
 | 
Brazil g4laxI 
Ggwp
2019-06-20 18:55
#18
ZywOo | 
Brazil rsouzadk 
LUL
2019-06-20 18:55
Rip faze 😞
2019-06-20 18:55
era they said
2019-06-20 18:56
#23
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Astralis era over
2019-06-20 18:56
Good job for NRG! History has been written.
2019-06-20 18:56
#25
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Kazakhstan c1assic 
Rip BLASTralis
2019-06-20 18:56
NRG is looking so amazing! Sad if they win and daps goes to C9. Just absolutely amazing games guys!
2019-06-20 18:56
#27
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
CeRq on fire <3
2019-06-20 18:56
Riperno
2019-06-20 18:56
#29
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Denmark Stylepoint! 
Astralis' era is done and dusted. What a performance like that, you don't deserve to be in that place anyway.
2019-06-20 18:56
Valve only allow a certain amount of years to be top tier before they let another team have the cheats
2019-06-20 18:58
#42
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Denmark Stylepoint! 
Sweden IQ. :)
2019-06-20 18:58
#57
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Bulgaria p1mpiN 
Sweden IQ >pick one
2019-06-20 19:09
Astralilul
2019-06-20 18:56
#33
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Argentina GonzaPines 
Rip era
2019-06-20 18:57
Daps was the problem lul
2019-06-20 18:57
#74
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Finland Smoonah 
daps tha fuckin baddie haha
2019-06-20 19:39
#35
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United States Prattatat 
NA # 1 region
2019-06-20 18:57
Astralis obviously evading the hard bracket, rather than going to the semis vs mibr/Liquid, they chose the easier bracket. It’s all strategy, people
2019-06-20 18:57
#38
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Turkey Muff1nzZZ 
Blastralis ERA OVER OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 18:57
Goodbye ASSTRALIS 😂😂😂 Well done Daps! What a send off 💚
2019-06-20 18:58
#41
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
wew lad
2019-06-20 18:58
astralis losing 1-2 against furia,ence & nrg - what is going on with cs in 2019? ; D close gap between top15 like never before = D
2019-06-20 18:59
#92
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Finland NotEz4Ence 
0-2 to ENCE
2019-06-20 21:19
0-2 not 1-2 sorri
2019-06-20 21:23
#45
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Peru TheJuan 
NA Era has begun #CryIsFree
2019-06-20 18:59
Trashtralis losing to tier 2 NA
2019-06-20 18:59
🦀Astralis is gone🦀
2019-06-20 19:01
Astralis Top 10 Team omegaLUL
2019-06-20 19:02
#50
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Romania kinley377 
let's hope for real final in quarters
2019-06-20 19:02
#62
2019-06-20 19:24
Lose vs daps LUL
2019-06-20 19:02
#52
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Canada Hugsbox 
OMEGALAWL Karma op
2019-06-20 19:03
#53
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Hungary StraYzie 
No daps No Party
2019-06-20 19:04
Astralis era officially ending
2019-06-20 19:09
Just like that?
2019-06-20 19:10
#60
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Kick daps for sure OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 19:12
#61
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Iceland caverat 
this is the end, beautiful friend
2019-06-20 19:12
#65
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Indonesia bringsik100 
Isn't this to early? Major is still on august
2019-06-20 19:17
Tomorrow is gonna be hell of a fight. Astralis Vs MIBR/Liquid.
2019-06-20 19:14
#63
 | 
United Kingdom smelt4 
Lmao hltv will probs put NRG up to fifth for this, knowing them.
2019-06-20 19:15
#95
OCEAN | 
United States thizzl 
Lol just rename astralis to NRG Keepo
2019-06-20 21:28
Expected win for nrg with daps lets see if they can do it with stanislaw
2019-06-20 19:15
ASTRALIS "ERA" OMEGALUL
2019-06-20 19:22
#81
nitr0 | 
Germany Not_New 
Never existed
2019-06-20 20:00
#67
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
-daps +stanislaw -stanislaw +daps
2019-06-20 19:22
#70
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United States Cheezyshooter 
Easiest $160 in my life LOL i63.tinypic.com/2l9k2tz.png
2019-06-20 19:28
Naaice.
2019-06-20 19:33
gg
2019-06-20 19:34
#73
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Finland Smoonah 
hahahahahahaha
2019-06-20 19:38
#75
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
GG wp to both teams
2019-06-20 19:39
#76
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa 
"daps was the problem"
2019-06-20 19:44
Anybody can beat blastralis now
2019-06-20 19:50
Well... every team Can beat every team now. Wasnt that what u whiners complained about when they wooped every once ass for a year? Be happy, not edgy. Otherwise u just come out as a plain sore looser - still dwelling in the past of others succes
2019-06-20 21:21
Nah I always wanted blastralis to win until their era ended. Once I finally learned that they're denying invitations and stuff it just seems like they don't want to be #1. So if they don't wanna be the best I don't wanna support those who intentionally put in less effort just cause.
2019-06-21 03:59
You are right, it was great to watch. I think dupreeh has looked really sad since his father pasted. But i too think it is sad, that they killed their own momentum, by simply not attending events. Got a little cocky. Remember Dupreeh bragging on winner stage about being the best in the world, like it was nothing. Dupreeh out b0Rup in, he sealed his own destiny.
2019-06-22 02:50
#82
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Bulgaria Krstev 
CeRq GOD
2019-06-20 20:01
#83
shox | 
India iejesus 
ok.
2019-06-20 20:02
#85
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
Era over Haha goodbye #1 , goodbye blonde Gfs , goodbye bling bling
2019-06-20 20:40
#89
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Denmark DanishDelight 
you seem jealous?
2019-06-20 21:10
#100
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
you seem mad era is over nice flair loser, goodbye bling bling
2019-06-21 00:16
lol what a retarded kid
2019-06-21 12:47
#111
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
ahahah kiddo, they just lost again... era bigtime over . goodbye bling bling, ur so butthurt
2019-06-21 22:03
Why would i be mad, it's not me playing? You still seem jealous and dumb though
2019-06-21 23:56
#113
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
look at name flair and flag, ur butthurt. goodbye bling bling
2019-06-22 00:06
Yeah let's kick daps bro
2019-06-20 20:45
#90
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Wp NRG, gratz on the semifinal spot. Lets hope Astralis can bounce back
2019-06-20 21:11
#102
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Iceland caverat 
No thx
2019-06-21 01:54
Astralis genius. Didnt want NRG to kick liquids ass in the quaters, so they didnt have the chance to kick liquids ass. Outstanding move from, still, the best Cs team to ever play the game.
2019-06-20 21:16
#96
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United States xiquo 
Daps not the problem?
2019-06-20 22:15
LUL why bench daps? NRG management is on drugs
2019-06-20 23:29
Astralis lose on purpose so they can meet liquid
2019-06-21 03:26
#105
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Russia evg1804 
It's cool. They don't lose yet and they will fight with Liquid today
2019-06-21 04:17
#106
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Brazil SecondKS 
astralis to3 or top4
2019-06-21 05:28
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