NiP outclass Astralis; Liquid ease past Cloud9

NiP ended day one of BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen with a 2-0 record after beating Astralis, while Liquid picked up their first points as they overran Cloud9.

It was a nightmare of a first day for Astralis as the Danes face the prospect of elimination from BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, an event they have never won, following a 0-2 start to the tournament. After being overwhelmed by FaZe in their opening game, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's troops were handed another painful defeat, this time by NiP, who put in a near-flawless display on Overpass to end the day with a 2-0 record.

Starting out on the Terrorist side, Astralis were on the back foot from the get-go and struggled to find a way through the water-tight NiP defense for a large portion of the first half. The Danes got their first win on the board 13 rounds into the game and then had gla1ve to thank as the Danish tactician pulled off a 1v2 clutch to prevent a reset.

Lekr0 is sitting on a 1.48 rating in Copenhagen after two great displays

Astralis carried that late momentum into the second half and picked up the first three rounds to keep themselves in the game. However, their comeback would be short-lived: NiP upped the pace after that and locked down the game in the 23rd round, leaving the Danes on the edge of the precipice.

Matchpage
7
16
1st November 2019
Sweden
7
Overpass
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 17 - 16 +1 73.3 1.03
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 10 - 19 -9 58.7 0.77
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 14 - 19 -5 65.3 0.77
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 12 - 19 -7 76.7 0.70
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 11 - 20 -9 57.7 0.66
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 25 - 11 +14 104.7 1.71
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 17 - 12 +5 75.7 1.23
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 19 - 14 +5 81.2 1.22
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 15 - 13 +2 82.0 1.19
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 17 - 14 +3 81.7 1.19

Over on the secondary stream, Liquid made light work of Cloud9 in a North American derby on Inferno. Nick "nitr0" Cannella's side took control of proceedings from the start and romped to a 13-2 lead with a strong CT side performance after preventing their opponents from stringing rounds together.

A Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken ace in the second half pistol piled even more misery on Cloud9's players, who were unable to keep Liquid from running away with the game.

Matchpage
4
16
1st November 2019
4
Inferno
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 10 - 17 -7 51.3 0.76
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 11 - 18 -7 66.6 0.63
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza 7 - 19 -12 38.0 0.43
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 5 - 19 -14 39.8 0.33
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 5 - 20 -15 41.9 0.28
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 24 - 11 +13 137.1 2.05
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 22 - 4 +18 99.8 1.90
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 18 - 8 +10 88.8 1.61
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 17 - 7 +10 69.7 1.39
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 11 - 8 +3 70.6 1.21
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
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
WTF BLASTRALIS!!! But dont worry they will have easy matches tomorrow! Liquid, C9 and Navi are the worst teams in this event. Ez for Astralis?! but Clown9 worse, typical NA CS kkkkkkkkk
2019-11-01 22:12
I respect u for being only 1st to comment - coldzera + s1mple btw
2019-11-01 22:13
#31
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
Cold is carrying FaZe wtf
2019-11-01 22:21
cold miles behind s1mple
2019-11-01 22:28
autimatic: "ok, last game i went 6/19, at least it cant get any worse" next game: 5/20 autimatic: pikachu face
2019-11-01 22:48
Lmfaooooo
2019-11-02 02:41
+1
2019-11-02 02:22
#65
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Faze up
2019-11-02 00:55
#35
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Brazil SecondKS 
navi > blastralis
2019-11-01 22:25
this is a joke right? 4 #1 comments today and counting Edit: 5 #1 ACTUALLY
2019-11-01 22:32
No life , confirmed.
2019-11-01 22:35
its just LUCK
2019-11-01 22:38
0/8 u literally have an ahk or bot to help u get 1st comment every time
2019-11-01 22:39
0/8 i dont even try to be first, its just luck!
2019-11-01 22:41
0/8 ur scripting
2019-11-01 22:42
Of course he has a script. Why does it bothers you tho?
2019-11-01 23:32
#90
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Libya VeryGreenMan 
Because every article I open I have to see his retarded posts and stupid name first in the comments EVERY TIME it feels like
2019-11-02 11:55
#59
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
Shadap nop.
2019-11-01 23:15
#2
United Kingdom Philo 
EZ
2019-11-01 22:12
#3
COCAINE | 
Syria Kansur 
EZ
2019-11-01 22:13
astralis washed up now
2019-11-01 22:13
#5
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Sweden Stephano123 
so ez for nip DANMARK SO NOOB
2019-11-01 22:13
#6
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Germany pr9ud 
Nip is love nip is life
2019-11-01 22:13
whats happening to astralis ? :(
2019-11-01 22:13
afraid to bug abuse now that they've been found out + no RFRSH to match-fix for them
2019-11-01 22:15
that's sad mens :(
2019-11-01 22:18
#9
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
Imagine thinking that Astralis is playing serious LOL
2019-11-01 22:14
#12
Bullen | 
Sweden Ullared 
Hi bro
2019-11-01 22:15
#43
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
Hi dude <3
2019-11-01 22:36
Astralis didnt play CS for a week ? Otherwise i cant explain 2-16 vs FaZe and 7-16 against NiP
2019-11-01 22:14
#11
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-11-01 22:14
NA CS LUL
2019-11-01 22:15
everybody keeps finding excuses for Astralis...they got outplayed !
2019-11-01 22:15
Extremely outplayed. Nip and FaZe delivered well
2019-11-01 22:20
#58
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United States Insertidd1 
i agree
2019-11-01 23:11
Indeed +1
2019-11-02 02:42
lekro is insane !
2019-11-01 22:15
No that's me
2019-11-02 02:42
nip vs faze in the final ? :)
2019-11-01 22:15
#18
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Sweden X-rAy 
home crowd and astralis sucking? valve update VAC? maybe jk :]
2019-11-01 22:16
Maybe hardware based Anticheat systems finally
2019-11-01 22:21
This
2019-11-01 22:58
#19
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
WP Lekr0
2019-11-01 22:16
#20
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France t3r4byt3 
Skipped StarSeries to win 9 rounds in total against both FaZe and NiP lmfao
2019-11-01 22:16
C9 just disband already
2019-11-01 22:17
the CEO already said that they are considering to disband the team ..it will happen...if they don't win DreamHack Atlanta...the team will be gone ... daps killed the team
2019-11-01 22:19
#54
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Where's that?
2019-11-01 22:52
Best option tbh, idk if daps killed the team it was kinda fucked even before he joined, maybe he made it worse idk alot about him tbh.
2019-11-01 23:35
NiP are back ?!
2019-11-01 22:18
#24
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Latvia max_bax 
I got question regarding Blast format can Australia comeback and somehow win this event?
2019-11-01 22:18
they need to win all 3 matches, to have a change for caching second place.
2019-11-01 22:20
134 ADR by Stewie Pog
2019-11-01 22:19
#29
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Lebanon ryBBah 
Easy for the best team in the world! #Let'sGoLiquid #NAisTop1 #NACS>EUCS #TwistzzTop1Player
2019-11-01 22:20
I really like that. EU no more carried by astralis. Chance for other teams. Lets go boys
2019-11-01 22:24
#33
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Time to get rid of automatic tbh, just stealing paychecks at this point. Worser rating than daps in the last 3 months.
2019-11-01 22:24
everybody is talking shit about autimatic...but all roster is hopeless
2019-11-01 22:24
Even rush play better in complexity
2019-11-02 00:24
mixwell left movistar for this
2019-11-01 22:27
#38
shox | 
India iejesus 
Cloud 9....
2019-11-01 22:29
#41
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Holy shit automatic, that's some low level CS. Expected from C9 tbh
2019-11-01 22:35
So basically Stewie2K can play good only vs tier3 garbage teams and vs tier1 he can’t move ? .. ridiculous.
2019-11-01 22:36
Stewie2k bottomfrags the first map and then goes godmode on the second electronic plays lights out on the first map, nowhere to be seen in the second. Lekr0 struggles in the opening match against C9, but carries hard vs Astralis coldzera topfragging vs astralis and then almost bottomfragging vs Navi Typical BO1
2019-11-01 22:37
You see the same kind of variance in a bo3 between maps. Different map, position, rotations and in this case, team.
2019-11-02 02:11
Coz everyone on pro level has outstanding aim, and gamesense. Anybody can go off in any game. The one who does it more often is considered better.
2019-11-02 02:45
Wow... Astralis...
2019-11-01 22:40
#50
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Ukraine w1nth 
Did Astralis not warm up today? xD
2019-11-01 22:42
So funny daps put the blame on TenZ when truthfully daps doesn't know what the hell he is talking about.
2019-11-01 22:43
This roster is just depressing to watch. They will probably go 0-0-5 in Copenhagen
2019-11-01 23:05
when u win over Astralis on inferno, and overpass like ur playing as t5 team feelswierdman. I mean they always played so great on those two maps i literally so wierd to see them losing so hard on "those 2 maps" :)
2019-11-01 22:46
dont worry blind fanboys are making excuses for them all across the world, keep a smile on ur face. Its never their fault.
2019-11-02 00:00
what
2019-11-02 01:03
02trali8 Top 1
2019-11-01 23:02
#62
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Brazil parrud0www 
astralis dead
2019-11-01 23:56
#67
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Sweden dogtown 
i could put together a team and beat c9 thats how sht they are.
2019-11-02 01:03
Nah unless u r at least a level 10 faceit player, u technically cant beat them.
2019-11-02 02:47
#84
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Sweden dogtown 
haha dude ive played since beta in 99. None of these players have any game smarts. It's embarrassing to watch. Kids these days care more about their aim then the intelligent part of the game. Well these days it's impossible for a kid to have aim and game smarts, it takes years to learn that part of the game.
2019-11-02 04:36
+1. Been playing since 99 also, know exactly what you mean.
2019-11-02 15:30
How bad does autismatic not want to be there?
2019-11-02 01:08
#69
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United States gtmaniacmda 
"The Swedes got their first win on the board 13 rounds into the game" should be "The Danes got their first win on the board 13 rounds into the game"
2019-11-02 01:28
Thank you!
2019-11-02 02:24
#70
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United States HorchataMan 
Hurts being a cloud 9 fan
2019-11-02 01:52
#79
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Canada mandydingo 
why are you a fan of this team? The only original player is autimatic. DO you just like their cool logo and live off the dreams of the PGL major?
2019-11-02 02:47
#87
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Malaysia 0rbit_Strike 
Cloud 9 is done man sorry to say but u have to move on
2019-11-02 08:47
#80
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Brazil jstrr 
NiP outclass astralis is like the last thing i'd expect to read today
2019-11-02 03:14
Gwan nip
2019-11-02 03:38
gj nip KEKW
2019-11-02 03:56
#83
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Korea OKOptimistic 
C9 should buy Liquid 😎
2019-11-02 04:18
#85
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African Union mikecool 
Australis need to play more often, they're looking hell rusty
2019-11-02 05:25
Faze vs NIP final?
2019-11-02 05:30
#88
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Russia EN42! 
Where is astralis? This is just gangbang.
2019-11-02 10:12
#89
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United States s0meguy 
astralis hacks not updated xaxaxaxaxaaxa worst teamer ever
2019-11-02 11:33
#92
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Turkey berkovic 
nip :)
2019-11-03 15:54
BLAST uses AMD graphics cards
2019-11-04 02:04
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