NRG secure Legends spot over Astralis

NRG have earned a spot in the playoffs of the StarLadder Major Berlin following a 2-0 victory over Astralis.

Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and company kicked things off on their own map pick of Train, managing a six-round spree on the offense to take an early lead. Astralis finally got themselves on the board as they won four of the ensuing five rounds in reply, but were only able to add one more to their tally courtesy of a triple kill by Nicolai "device" Reedtz as NRG took a commanding 10-5 lead at the half.

The script was flipped as Astralis were the ones in control following the side swap, stealing away the lead as they fought to secure seven rounds straight for a 12-10 scoreline. Three kills on the AWP by Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov helped net NRG their first round in the second half, but a trio in reply from Astralis saw the Danes push up to match point immediately. stanislaw's side refused to capitulate however, rallying back for three rounds of their own to force overtime.

A strong performance from stanislaw sees NRG claim a Legends spot

The teams began a back-and-forth as they both fought for any edge they could, with CeRq securing an ace to keep his team in the running and force a second overtime. A prolonged battled between the sides saw them match the record for the longest overtime at a Major, with device, CeRq, stanislaw, and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth all contributing to push the scoreline up to 27-27. It was here that NRG finally reigned supreme, conceding a single round before edging out their own map pick 31-28.

Nuke saw a stark departure from the close brawl on Train, with NRG repeating their performance from the start of the previous map as they took a commanding 7-1 lead to kick off the map. A 1vs4 ace clutch by Xyp9x was what finally granted the Danes their second round on the offense, but multi-frag rounds by stanislaw and Tarik "tarik" Celik in reply saw NRG continue to pull ahead as a 12-3 scoreline put them on the brink of victory as the sides swapped over.

stanislaw ensured that Astralis had little hopes of a comeback as a quad kill in the second pistol round allowed for NRG to immediately notch match point, with the Danes edging out one last round thanks to a triple kill by Xyp9x before CeRq's side claimed a 16-4 victory.

Matchpage
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30th August 2019
United States
28
Train
31
4
Nuke
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 56 - 55 +1 77.0 1.10
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 49 - 61 -12 72.8 0.90
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 54 - 56 -2 67.2 0.90
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 40 - 62 -22 69.2 0.75
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 38 - 57 -19 48.7 0.70
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 68 - 45 +23 94.8 1.36
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 66 - 46 +20 77.8 1.27
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 56 - 45 +11 80.4 1.18
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 55 - 52 +3 76.4 1.04
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 46 - 51 -5 63.2 0.92
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
0W - 3L
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Astralis spend all their energy on the previous map. I tought that Astralis could win the major but Ence, NRG and Liquid (maybe Vitality?) are all still strong candidates :D exciting playoff games ahead of us!!
2019-08-30 21:59
EZ MAJOR FOR NRG TOP1
2019-08-30 21:59
another fluke team?
2019-08-30 22:00
NRG WIN MAJOR
2019-08-30 22:01
+1 and stanislaw just has to sit his fucking ass down. Screaming Russian looking ass
2019-08-30 22:03
With +23 he can do what ever he wants and you're the one who should shit the fuck down.
2019-08-30 23:38
+1
2019-09-01 01:00
Made every playoffs they attended this year besides DH Dallas and Katowice. Fluke team??
2019-08-30 22:19
#52
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Iceland ashyra 
How much did you lose?
2019-08-31 01:16
#62
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India JW_BesTesT 
Whole NA is fluke
2019-08-31 08:20
#65
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Iceland ashyra 
Liquid's win streak this year is no fluke. There is no fathomable way that a fluke can last half a year or more.
2019-08-31 13:34
imagine f5'ing at 10pm
2019-08-30 21:59
Fake flagger just doxxed his time zone Xaxaxaxa
2019-08-31 05:29
no?
2019-08-31 08:21
NA haters??
2019-08-30 22:00
GREAT MATCH!
2019-08-30 22:00
#29
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
So ez for NRG
2019-08-30 22:02
#2
s1mple | 
Finland 1jemi 
k
2019-08-30 21:59
#3
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Europe ArianaGrande 
EZ FOR EU CS (Cerq) NRG best NA team confirmed?
2019-08-30 21:59
#4
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Myanmar xdcc 
unluko for cr4zy now they have to face astralis also. and navi/vitality for last.
2019-08-30 21:59
What did you expect really? If they are good to go for legends statutes and the arena , they have to face real tier1 teams , i hope they go through quarterfinals
2019-08-30 23:24
#47
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Myanmar xdcc 
i mean if astralis didnt lose theyd play vitality and they played them many times in the past would be far easier
2019-08-30 23:28
#53
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
G2 have an easier path
2019-08-31 02:09
#66
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Denmark v1p3rdk 
I'm waiting for the "That didn't age very long" comment..
2019-08-31 20:55
chokestralis
2019-08-30 21:59
#6
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
Astralis not numba won Also NRG might win this major.
2019-08-30 22:00
ye. since they already beat liquid, even if liquid get top 8, they won't have to play them till atleast semis.
2019-08-30 22:03
#56
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Imagine Tarik 2 major mvps. ahaha
2019-08-31 04:17
EZ MAJOR FOR NRG TOP1
2019-08-30 21:59
#8
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
:C
2019-08-30 21:59
#9
nbl | 
Europe MrAllu 
gc
2019-08-30 21:59
#10
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United States WilsonDS 
Holy
2019-08-30 21:59
#11
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Argentina Chief02 
ez
2019-08-30 21:59
#13
EliGE | 
Poland Tony12PL 
I pick 3-0 NRG xD
2019-08-30 21:59
Oof! NACS still bad?
2019-08-30 21:59
ez pickems
2019-08-30 21:59
#17
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Argentina kongro 
good game
2019-08-30 21:59
That's fucking Jesus. Well done, NRG. Astralis never got crushed like this on Nuke. Fucking never. Upd. They were crushed by VP 3-16, but it was a lil bit different roster.
2019-08-30 22:01
#22
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China Rynaki 
Welp I guess this happened. Train was close but almost all of the close round, clutch situations went to Astralis. The rounds on Nuke were as decisive as the entire game. Good on Cerq to show up in such an important match.
2019-08-30 22:00
#23
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Lebanon ryBBah 
Probably the easiest series that NRG ever played! I still can't believe that astralis has fans in 2019. Liquid has to be careful because this grand finals look to be a challenge. #Let'sGoLiquid #NRGvsLiquidFinal #EUFanGays #NAisTop1
2019-08-30 22:00
#27
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Penta Overtime is hardly "easiest series ever" lmao
2019-08-30 22:01
#41
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CIS kryto203 
The hashtag eufangays just says if you are from eu and cheer for home team then youre gay..? Gay isnt really an insult and your hashtags are retarded Im not from eu but even i see that youre stupid af
2019-08-30 22:21
He is a fan of a player from an irrelevant, dead team.
2019-08-31 04:39
#49
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Croatia BrutalCoffee 
Lul 0/8
2019-08-30 23:45
Friendly reminder NA team carried by Bulgaria. Have a nice day
2019-08-31 04:40
Blastralis can't win a BO3; BO1 Kings
2019-08-30 22:00
#26
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Czech Republic Noxar 
EZ 4 Top 1 NA Team
2019-08-30 22:00
LETS GO NRGGGGGGGGG
2019-08-30 22:02
#31
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United States jsxanatos 
okay this is epic
2019-08-30 22:02
#34
Jamppi | 
Europe Niko0 
Sad to see that only Ence has a good form. Especially because that ends after the major...
2019-08-30 22:05
i guess astralis saving their strats but i m not sure
2019-08-30 22:07
Man, all those Europeans talking shit about NA CS, Liquid losing to NRG, and Astralis winning the major sure look silly right now. Of all the teams ENCE looks the best, followed by NRG. The grand final is a huge toss up right now.
2019-08-30 22:09
NRG looks like a great pick. Just spanking the former champs like they wet the bed is a sight to see. Glad NA is taking home the hardware 😁
2019-08-30 22:09
#38
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Brazil LordQ 
NRG vs. Astralis game was sick af
2019-08-30 22:11
LET'S GO NRG!
2019-08-30 22:14
#42
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Three-time-major-champion? No problemo, ez 2-0. Seriously tho, NRG are looking sharp af right now. If they can keep this up, I could see them go all the way this major. They certainly have the skill, and now with Stan, they also have that extra experience/calmness he seems to bring. Gonna be rooting hard for the squad, GGs.
2019-08-30 22:28
#43
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United States stephcurry30 
daps couldnt have done it
2019-08-30 22:53
#44
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Wow, good shit NRG!
2019-08-30 23:18
Nuke 16 4 lul
2019-08-30 23:25
NRG remind me Gambit in PGL 2017. Supermotivated.
2019-08-31 00:06
#51
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Finland tehtaaNkierre 
E P I C
2019-08-31 00:15
When I say that NA will win this major, this is not what I expect
2019-08-31 02:46
Holy fuck NRG
2019-08-31 03:37
Looks like the stanislaw transfer was the right call after all. Took some time, but they definitly look stronger now than before with daps.
2019-08-31 05:50
#61
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Vietnam tat96 
Train was the best game in this major to watch so far, back and forth back and forth, both teams are so great. But i guess nrg is better, great job bringing down a giant like astralis guys :)
2019-08-31 07:15
ez 3-0 pickem
2019-08-31 13:21
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