Astralis trump OpTic in Danish derby

Astralis top the ESL One New York group B opening match after securing a 2-0 series with victories on Vertigo (16-14) and Dust2 (16-1) over OpTic.

Vertigo kicked off with an explosive performance from Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, who single-handedly dispatched four members of Astralis to ensure early momentum for his team. OpTic accrued an early 3-1 lead off the back of their captain's showing, later conceding the momentum to a fired up Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, who accounted for two round victories with triple kills. A back-and-forth ensued after Astralis managed to assume a temporary lead, concluding the initial half in slight favour of OpTic's offense at 8-7.

Xyp9x had an outstanding showing on Vertigo with a 1.43 rating

A consecutive pistol round set affairs up well for the Green Wall, but the squad was unable to recreate the initial half's performance, allowing Astralis five consecutive rounds and as such a two-round lead. OpTic kept on the heels of their compatriots, who consistently managed to slip into the lead, all the way to map point at 15-13. A close round from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen that nearly saw a 1v3 conversion fell through, but that did not stop Astralis from closing, as round 30 went their way, ensuring a 16-14 victory.

Dust2 saw a confident start from Astralis, whereby an immediate five-round lead was accrued off the back of a successful pistol round on the defence. Round six saw OpTic place themselves on the board, thanks to Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen and Rene "TeSeS" Madsen, but the momentum halt lacked longevity, as Astralis continued to cruise to a convincing lead, made sweeter by a spectacular 1v2 clutch by Nicolai "device" Reedtz on the A site. Persistent dominance, coupled with another nail-biting 1v2 clutch from device concluded the first half of Dust2 with a lop-sided 14-1 scoreline in favour of Astralis.

The second half of the map was kept brief, as a triple kill from Xyp9x effectively served as the last nail in OpTic's coffin. dupreeh ensured a closure with a triple kill of his own, closing Dust2 16-1.

Matchpage
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26th September 2019
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Vertigo
14
16
Dust2
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 41 - 25 +16 96.6 1.44
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 39 - 27 +12 86.5 1.33
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 37 - 27 +10 80.7 1.25
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 33 - 24 +9 82.8 1.18
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 36 - 28 +8 72.4 1.15
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 38 - 34 +4 79.9 1.15
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 29 - 38 -9 65.3 0.91
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 25 - 39 -14 71.7 0.79
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 21 - 38 -17 59.5 0.75
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 18 - 38 -20 51.8 0.61
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
287
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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 Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
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
#3
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Spain elskio 
ez 4 trump
2019-09-26 21:50
+1
2019-09-27 15:55
Optic so bad
2019-09-26 21:50
#54
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Denmark Duke1996 
Well, it was close on Vertigo and the rounds were also pretty close in Dust2. Astralis just way too good.
2019-09-26 22:01
Trump?
2019-09-26 21:50
Zeus
2019-09-27 15:55
MSLUL top 5 this year btw
2019-09-26 21:52
trump lul
2019-09-26 21:50
#8
Denmark zystM 
2018 astralis inc
2019-09-26 21:50
#10
Brollan | 
Finland olskab 
Astralis Donald Optic
2019-09-26 21:50
#11
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
16-1 Luul
2019-09-26 21:50
ez 4 trump 2020
2019-09-26 21:51
#13
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Russia Slavaa 
Make Astralis Great Again
2019-09-26 21:51
This is the danish derby? OMEGALUL
2019-09-26 21:51
#17
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Europe Skraj 
Aren't k0nfig and niko supposed to be the heavy hitters on Optic?
2019-09-26 21:51
Cajun is their best player rn , shame he got kicked from C9 and he deserves a better team. IMO - Gade + Cajunb
2019-09-27 13:54
donald glover trump
2019-09-26 21:51
#20
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Russia ToughGuy 
TRUMP 2020 CONFIRMED
2019-09-26 21:51
#22
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Greece NaviGuy 
trump LUL
2019-09-26 21:51
Trump?
2019-09-26 21:52
#24
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Poland Adisky 
trump did this ps trump: to beat another person or organization by doing or producing something even better:
2019-09-26 21:54
get trumped by NA
2019-09-26 21:52
#27
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
mvpx9 coming up
2019-09-26 21:52
#28
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Canada Michaelides 
"Trump" I see you hltv
2019-09-26 21:52
#29
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
EZ TRUMP
2019-09-26 21:52
#30
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Turkey HuCa 
Astralis obama OpTic
2019-09-26 21:52
Unexpected
2019-09-26 21:52
All I do is win
2019-09-26 21:52
HLTV: makes a title that has "Trump" word in it Community: NANI? TRUMP2020 MAGAMAGAMAGA
2019-09-26 21:52
#68
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
+1
2019-09-26 22:12
MSL still continuing to think hes a top level AWPer and then he wonders why all his teams are trash LUL
2019-09-26 21:52
#36
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Sweden pontus767 
Trump > Astralis
2019-09-26 21:53
#37
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Czech Republic mitsorubi 
ez4trump
2019-09-26 21:54
Trump is my eggs
2019-09-26 21:54
Believe it or not the second map was actually pretty close.
2019-09-26 21:54
close to 16-0 xaxaxaxa
2019-09-27 05:41
Trump will buy astralis???
2019-09-26 21:54
#42
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Germany Merkelistan 
EZ4TRUMP
2019-09-26 21:55
#43
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Singapore FallBlade 
Trump
2019-09-26 21:55
#44
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Brazil ocult0 
ASTRALIS "impeached"OPTIC
2019-09-26 21:55
#45
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Canada ZHF 
Astralis is not american though??
2019-09-26 21:56
REKT
2019-09-26 21:57
trump ?
2019-09-26 21:58
KAG 2020 #KeepAstralisGreat
2019-09-26 21:59
liquid had better performance, hehehe
2019-09-26 21:59
#56
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
NA 1 Major Astralis 4 Majors hehehe
2019-09-26 22:02
Astralis 4 majors vs. 4 fluke teams
2019-09-26 22:05
4 teams all better than chokequid
2019-09-26 22:27
#94
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
hltv.org/matches/2335631/liquid-vs-avang.. hltv.org/matches/2331076/liquid-vs-ence-.. Cant even win against fluke team no wonder lulquid 0 major canada 0 major axaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-09-27 01:48
Lol shows only match where ENCE vreat Liquid, and other games? Mad danish kid lmfoa
2019-09-27 14:28
#105
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
You said astralis win against 4fluke team in MAJOR when lulquid cant even beat them in MAJOR you talk about MAJOR now you ask and other games coz lulquid always suck at MAJOR? Axaxaxaxaxa Why mad when your favorite team won 4 major Axaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-09-27 18:40
omoghs, another stoopid and retartet and brqainded danish kid
2019-09-27 18:47
#108
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Mad coz your favorite team suck axaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-09-27 19:25
what is my fav. team, btw astralis got 2-0'd
2019-09-27 19:38
#110
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
So? They still in the tournament its only group stage
2019-09-27 19:48
And they will lose to OG
2019-09-27 19:59
#112
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Yeah keep dreaming kid like u keep dreaming to win a major aaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-09-28 00:10
Why so mad, ur attitude is like 12y/o
2019-09-28 08:15
#114
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
OMEGALUL, WHAT AN ITALIAN NOOB, OMEGALUL, DEVICE NOT EVEN TOP5 2019 HAHAHAHHA Nice attitude buddy axaxaxa Bring attitude in hltv axaxaxa
2019-09-28 09:04
Danish kid
2019-09-28 09:15
#116
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
2019-01-20 Axaxaxaxaxaaxaxaxa
2019-09-28 17:55
american tournament and trump in the title luuul
2019-09-26 22:00
Get trampped
2019-09-26 22:00
Drumpf???
2019-09-26 22:02
Trump lmao
2019-09-26 22:02
Get trumped
2019-09-26 22:06
#62
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
>american flag >trump wut
2019-09-26 22:06
Email lady good
2019-09-26 22:07
#64
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Brazil Capi___ 
KAG Trump 2020
2019-09-26 22:07
#65
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
ez 4 trump
2019-09-26 22:09
#67
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Europe Vallon3 
Nice choice of words there, Aleksei_L (not sarcasm).
2019-09-26 22:11
Again Why is optic her
2019-09-26 22:14
T R U M P E D
2019-09-26 22:15
#71
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
astralis orange man bad
2019-09-26 22:16
#72
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Brazil Collee 
trump lul
2019-09-26 22:18
#73
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
Astralis trump confirmed by Illuminati
2019-09-26 22:18
#74
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Finland Smoonah 
get Trumped
2019-09-26 22:23
Trump moving into esports confirmed?
2019-09-26 22:24
#76
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Brazil NiceBrazilian 
Is Trump the owner of Astralis???????
2019-09-26 22:25
#79
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Sweden swedz3 
LMAO TRUMP 2020
2019-09-26 22:28
Trump 2k20 confirmed
2019-09-26 22:26
#80
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Sweden swedz3 
MAGA
2019-09-26 22:28
MAGA2020
2019-09-26 22:29
#82
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Netherlands NELK 
Trump
2019-09-26 22:29
Ez 4 trump
2019-09-26 22:30
haha they said TRUMP like meme president XDDDDDDDDD lool MAGA 2020 libs OWNED
2019-09-26 22:34
#85
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Trump wtf
2019-09-26 22:36
#86
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United States EmperorTrump 
Libtards absolutely R E K T MAGA2020
2019-09-26 22:53
4 more years.
2019-09-26 23:04
MAGA
2019-09-26 23:10
TRUMPED because MSL's hair is fcked up just like his
2019-09-26 23:10
Astralis Donald Trump Confirmed
2019-09-26 23:11
Trump please buy greenland
2019-09-26 23:38
Trump buying greenland ez
2019-09-26 23:43
Idiot adimin fix the title???????????????
2019-09-27 01:52
wait trump is right? I did not know I thought that it was ment to be triumph
2019-09-27 01:54
MSL is bald
2019-09-27 02:52
#98
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Sweden Golden_shower 
MAGA
2019-09-27 02:58
NoRtH sHoUlD hAvE nEvEr KiCkEd MsL
2019-09-27 03:38
Breaking News: TRUMP wants to buy ASTRALIS (and Mexico is going to pay for it)
2019-09-27 18:44
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