gla1ve: "We've always had some issues with overtimes"

We interviewed Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander following Astralis' qualification for the StarLadder Major playoffs about the Danes' struggles in overtimes against NRG and CR4ZY.

After going 2-0 in the first two rounds of the New Legends stage, Astralis tied the longest map at a Major with a 28-31 loss to NRG on Train before losing the series 0-2 following a one-sided affair on Nuke.

gla1ve commented on Astralis' two grueling overtime maps

On the following day, the Danes went up against CR4ZY and once again struggled to close out a grueling encounter on Dust2, which broke the aforementioned record with Astralis losing the map 29-31 before coming out on top of the series on the deciding Vertigo.

After the match, we got a hold of gla1ve to ask him about their overtime-filled run to the playoffs:

First of all, going back to the first massive overtime map on Train up against NRG, why didn't you manage to close it out despite having a 15-11 lead and subsequently several more match points in overtime?

I'm not sure we've actually ever been a really good overtime team, to be honest. I think we've always had some issues with overtimes, maybe not in late 2018, but if you look back I remember myself thinking that we've always been struggling in overtimes and I remember looking at who won a lot of overtimes, I looked up Na`Vi and they won a lot of them. I didn't look at statistics, but I remember them winning a lot of overtimes against us, some other teams, so I was looking at them and wanted to see what they're doing differently, and I think we tried to take their approach in overtimes. It worked out pretty great in 2018, but suddenly it doesn't work anymore and maybe I have to go back, maybe I forgot something, so I need to watch it again.

What happened afterward, when you didn't have much of a say on Nuke?

NRG is a really good team. Yeah, we didn't play the best. Sometimes you have that clear vision of exactly what you want to do on the T side and we didn't have that on Nuke, or I didn't have that on Nuke, and if I don't have that on Nuke and we're playing against a good team that is hitting all their shots then we're going to have a really tough time. We need to play on the rotations of their rotations and I didn't manage to call the right things and I think that's why we lost 16-4. It could have gone closer and we had some rounds in the beginning of the match where we could have broken them and we could have gotten the momentum, but we just lost them and that's just individual skill. That happens.

Next day, playing against CR4ZY you one-up the previous match with the longest map at a Major, again having problems closing out a few advantages. What was it about that Dust2 that it couldn't seem to end?

We had a lot of map points again, I think, and I think we had like a 5v3 and a 5v4 on map point. If we can't close out those rounds, I don't know what we're doing different or what we're doing wrong because in one round I had EspiranTo in the back, it was 5v3, Peter [dupreeh] ran up slope on A and he died, EspiranTo 180d me, it's a 3v3 and we just lose it. It happens if the CT side can do some amazing shots and they did.

Now that you're through to the playoffs, do you think that after the shaky group stage you will be able to grow into the tournament like you've done in the past?

I think it's actually going to depend on who we meet, if we're going to have a tough game or not. I expect us to meet Liquid if I calculated it right, so that's going to be exciting to see. We want revenge against them, of course, so hopefully we'll be ready for that game. If we feel really confident and if we're hitting our shots on that day and I'm having a good day with in-game leading, I think we will win.

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
#1
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Germany GERMAN_ 
Yes men)) Chokestralis was a meme, we all remember xaxaxa
2019-09-01 13:06
#2
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Sweden Unluko 
BANGER
2019-09-01 13:06
f5
2019-09-01 13:15
#15
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Sweden Unluko 
no
2019-09-01 13:15
like my tweets men))
2019-09-01 13:16
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
why unfollow me r word
2019-09-01 13:16
im following u men ))
2019-09-01 13:17
#20
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Sweden Unluko 
2019-09-01 13:17
oh shit i unfollowed also how do u know lol
2019-09-01 13:17
#22
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Sweden Unluko 
cus u unfollow me every week
2019-09-01 13:18
XDDDDDDD# do u track ur followers or smth
2019-09-01 13:18
#24
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Sweden Unluko 
ofc? grow up
2019-09-01 13:18
u havent since so long. still a mf bitch
2019-09-02 10:53
German CS Peoples are the biggest memes out here because they never acomplished shit in CS:GO
2019-09-01 13:57
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Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
How about that last round in nuke? xaxaxa
2019-09-01 14:28
no I don't think we will remember that what they have won, the best cs team that has been there ,,, we will not remember you,,,you probably live at home with mom and get 10 dolla every weak ,,, astralis are winners, ,, rich ,,,, many know them ,,, no one knows you ,,, you are no thing ,,, the mother's boy ,,, who will become a loser in the future ,, as you do not see what a WINNER is
2019-09-01 14:36
wow
2019-09-01 13:06
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s1mple | 
Other zj2 
good read
2019-09-01 13:06
oh, you are bad boy
2019-09-01 13:07
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Spain SerSs 
LOSSTRALIS
2019-09-01 13:06
But they won xd
2019-09-01 14:48
Chokestralis
2019-09-01 13:08
“Winning never gets boring” goo magiskboi 🔥😍😘
2019-09-01 13:09
Nice
2019-09-01 13:09
LET'S GO BOIZ!
2019-09-01 13:09
Still the best team with best IGL in History of CS:GO
2019-09-01 13:10
I agree ENCE is very cool team!
2019-09-01 13:28
xdddddddd
2019-09-01 13:41
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Latvia tibr0 
no win 4 u
2019-09-01 13:10
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Magisk | 
Australia saodo 
OTralis
2019-09-01 13:10
#18
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Thats not nice
2019-09-01 13:16
"we allways choked in overtimes"
2019-09-01 13:38
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Korea ItsMeNow19 
nt no scene bntet indowwg
2019-09-01 13:40
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Xyp9x | 
Indonesia Wawzloll 
Axaxaxaxaxaa korea speaking
2019-09-01 14:31
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Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Bntet > all kr pro player lol
2019-09-01 14:31
Chokestralis
2019-09-01 13:46
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xartE | 
Finland J3bediah 
Irrelevant team
2019-09-01 13:48
Wot
2019-09-01 14:49
I hope Astralis and Liquid find their form again before clashing, would be one hell of a game.
2019-09-01 14:33
Indeed it would
2019-09-01 14:49
But imagine if both teams will be shaky, big plays out of little faults. Maybe it's gonna more interesting!
2019-09-01 15:04
And with hardware based aim assistance
2019-09-01 17:58
Gla1ve best IQ and strategy! He really problem this! Maybe champion major this Astralis!
2019-09-02 00:38
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