Astralis, fnatic open ESL Pro League Group C with victories

Astralis and fnatic secured victories over Aristocracy and North in Group C of ESL Pro League Season 10 Europe.

The Danish favourites kicked off Group C with a solid series against Aristocracy, commencing on Vertigo. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and his men got off on the right foot as the defence as they raced to a 9-0 lead. The Polish side managed to prevent a complete blowout on their T side, cutting the deficit to five rounds to keep themselves in the game.

A second pistol round victory followed by more early-half dominance allowed the Danes to extend their position to map point off the bat. Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and company did their best to claw the map back, but their efforts were insufficient, as the team subsequently fell 9-16, with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen closing out the map with a 1v2 clutch.

Xyp9x closed out the series with an impressive overall 1.45 rating

Nuke was next on the agenda, where Aristocracy were able to secure their first pistol round of the series. Early on, the Polish team demonstrated presence, particularly Paweł "dycha" Dycha, who posted a spectacular triple kill on the B site, but their efforts lacked longevity, as Astralis bent the momentum their way towards the latter stages, ensuring a strong offensive campaign. Mid and late-half success produced a 9-6 T half for Astralis, a worrisome development for the Polish side.

Aristocracy came out of the break the livelier of the two sides and even took the lead, but then they once again lacked persistence as their approaches were figured out by Astralis. The underdogs were able only to secure an additional round over the remainder of the half as the Danes concluded the series in brief fashion at 16-12.

Matchpage
2
0
14th October 2019
16
Vertigo
9
16
Nuke
12
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 48 - 30 +18 101.2 1.45
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 44 - 34 +10 78.1 1.22
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 36 - 28 +8 77.1 1.21
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 40 - 37 +3 87.4 1.19
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 30 - 36 -6 70.6 0.98
 Aristocracy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 46 - 40 +6 74.8 1.12
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dychadycha 38 - 40 -2 93.4 1.08
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 29 - 39 -10 64.5 0.85
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 31 - 39 -8 61.1 0.84
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 21 - 41 -20 61.5 0.69

The concluding European series of the day saw fnatic butt heads with North, with affairs taking off on Nuke. The Danish offensive kicked off to a fruitful two-round lead but were stopped in their tracks by Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, who secured his team a force buy round with a triple kill. The two sides proceeded to exchange four rounds apiece, with the Swedes taking control of the game towards the end of the half to secure a 9-6 lead.

fnatic continued their successful Nuke campaign on the T side, where they secured a pistol round plus one, and despite conceding to North's first full buy, had the follow-through needed to secure map point. Nicklas "gade" Gade and his squad managed to extend the first encounter by a further four rounds but were unable to complete the comeback, conceding Nuke 11-16.

Young Brollan had an outstanding series against North

Inferno was next on the program, where the Swedish offense continued to put up a strong showing. A Glock triple kill from Jesper "JW" Wecksell set the wheel in motion, inspiring his squad towards an immediate five-round lead. Philip "aizy" Aistrup single-handedly ensured his team's first CT-side round, but outstanding individual performances from North were not consistent enough to keep the team afloat as they found themselves trailing their opponents 4-11 at the end of the half.

A brisk B hit from North was shut down masterfully by fnatic's defence, resulting in yet another pistol round victory for the DreamHack Masters Malmö champions. A double Krieg force buy from North upset the momentum but it yielded no long-term benefits, as the fnatic train was back on track, halting just two stops away from closing the series. A pivotal 1v2 clutch from Jakob "JUGi" Hansen gave North a fighting chance, and the team managed to string together four rounds off the back of it. The comeback was once again not to be for the Danes, as fnatic went on to secure map point thanks to a triple kill by JW, and closed the series shortly afterwards at 16-11.

Matchpage
2
0
14th October 2019
16
Nuke
11
16
Inferno
11
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 54 - 26 +28 101.8 1.50
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 40 - 35 +5 77.0 1.12
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 33 - 34 -1 75.1 1.04
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 29 - 38 -9 66.5 0.89
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 24 - 33 -9 50.9 0.76
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 43 - 36 +7 86.6 1.22
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 33 - 32 +1 68.0 1.01
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 38 - 45 -7 85.1 0.98
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 28 - 32 -4 55.7 0.97
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 23 - 35 -12 52.0 0.71
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
643
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
EZ GODNATIC the best team of all time! Also reminder that BIG rekt Faze and baitzera! Ez for BIG!
2019-10-15 00:36
#2
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
anlaki :(
2019-10-15 00:37
Unluko
2019-10-15 01:26
Unlucko
2019-10-15 03:46
F5
2019-10-15 04:54
Didn't BIG lose to Faze with cold dropping 30 bomb on inferno with like 3+ KDR? xD
2019-10-15 06:21
#30
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France Axpie 
At ESL PL, but at ECS BUG won. There we see again that BUG can only win online games
2019-10-15 11:02
#33
JW | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
Onlinetarez
2019-10-15 11:59
+1
2019-10-15 14:19
EZ GOAT ASTRALIS
2019-10-15 00:37
Fnatic > Astralis
2019-10-15 07:06
#27
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
4 Major > 3 Major
2019-10-15 08:19
#28
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Inb4 fnatic 2020 major )))
2019-10-15 08:49
Yea because majors are all that's used to measure success. I guess c9 is better than Liquid and Faze then.
2019-10-15 10:30
#32
flusha | 
Russia DollyD 
If you talking about C9 2018 boston major roaster, i would agree with that
2019-10-15 11:56
#37
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
actually yeah you kinda right
2019-10-15 14:46
Nice
2019-10-15 00:37
#5
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Poland Lukovsky 
north is such a mess
2019-10-15 00:38
#9
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Myanmar xdcc 
You could say north went south
2019-10-15 00:45
+1
2019-10-15 00:47
#11
JW | 
Russia BEpis_man 
Nice
2019-10-15 00:48
#19
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Indonesia timothy8 
+1
2019-10-15 03:37
#39
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North America X3phyR 
Oof
2019-10-15 15:51
#44
n0thing | 
Iran Ar1an 
8/8
2019-10-16 17:08
#6
CeRq | 
Portugal portugaI 
ez
2019-10-15 00:39
#7
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Not expected. Not at all
2019-10-15 00:39
TaZ :(
2019-10-15 00:42
Xyp9x top10 this year Also: No valde, no win
2019-10-15 00:51
North lmao just get MSL and K0nfig and y’all will be fine
2019-10-15 00:56
Expected
2019-10-15 01:00
Ez for Brollan!
2019-10-15 01:11
#16
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Korea clarityyyy 
YUNG BROLLAN
2019-10-15 01:24
easy for FN C
2019-10-15 01:59
#22
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Poland Ryunar 
imagine celebrating after beating north XD
2019-10-15 05:00
#25
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nice
2019-10-15 07:28
#26
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Latvia ivarinio 
Ez for fnatic. Only fnatic. Fnatic ftw. Brollan ez.
2019-10-15 07:37
#31
flusha | 
Russia DollyD 
Astralis - *playing against polish nonames* OMFG XYP9X 1.45 KD EZ4ASTRALIS fnatic - *playing against astralis prev teammate* Brollan 1.50 KD? Pff, lucky. But anyway, i hope fnatic beat astralis again. Swedish CS is back
2019-10-15 11:51
#36
NEO | 
Europe IFlorek 
"polish nonames"? as far as I remember that is the event where the best teams play against eachother. I don't see any russian roster here lol
2019-10-15 14:28
#41
flusha | 
Russia DollyD 
Ofc you dont because our russian teams are fucking ass (include Luckus Vincere). Maybe that was a mistake call this team nonames but idk who are this guys. My bad
2019-10-15 17:42
#38
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
Astralis prev teammate means nothing tbh
2019-10-15 14:47
#42
flusha | 
Russia DollyD 
Nothing? I think that means something like experience and knowledge.
2019-10-15 17:47
Ez for fnatic
2019-10-15 14:05
#40
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Turkey berkovic 
TaZ :(
2019-10-15 17:09
”Xyp9x closed out the series with an impressive overall 1.45 rating” Brollan had 1.50! Nice! Gj Fnatic!
2019-10-15 18:09
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