Astralis take down Liquid to secure first win in Copenhagen

Astralis picked up their first points at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen after defeating Liquid 16-10 in a one-sided Nuke game.

The Danes bounced back from their poor start to the tournament with a convincing victory to stay in the race for a spot in the best-of-three final. In a match between the two best teams in recent history, Astralis were clearly the better side as they took control of proceedings practically from the offset and never let go against a Liquid side who were outfought and outsmarted.

The North Americans quickly realised that they were facing a hostile environment at the Royal Arena as Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's 1v2 clutch in the pistol was met by jeers from the vociferous home crowd, who then roared aloud as Astralis answered back in the next round.

Liquid went through a dry patch as they lost five rounds in a row without planting the bomb even once, forcing Nick "nitr0" Cannella to call a tactical pause in an effort to halt Astralis' momentum. But the pattern of the game would not change for them: any round that Liquid round was quickly countered with a round by the Danes, who set up great crossfires and won the vast majority of the duels as they strolled to a 12-3 lead.

Astralis were far too strong for Liquid to handle

Now playing on the CT side, Liquid took the pistol round with a great ramp hold to find some much-needed breathing room. But just like in the first half there would be no follow-up as Astralis hit back immediately off the back of two entry kills from Emil "Magisk" Reif on the upper site.

Astralis kept the momentum going and reached match point at 15-5 as Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen came up huge with a trio of kills to turn a 2v4 situation around. With their backs against the wall, Liquid dug deep in search of overtime, but their resistance collapsed in the 26th round as the Danes laid the game to rest to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Matchpage
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16
2nd November 2019
10
Nuke
16
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 20 - 22 -2 89.4 1.07
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 18 - 20 -2 76.5 1.01
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 12 - 18 -6 51.1 0.80
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 15 - 19 -4 58.4 0.79
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 9 - 20 -11 57.3 0.62
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 25 - 14 +11 95.4 1.45
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 27 - 17 +10 105.7 1.44
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 23 - 15 +8 85.9 1.23
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 12 - 12 0 57.2 0.98
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 12 - 16 -4 57.2 0.98
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
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
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
NA will never be on a level with EU. EU is just so much better!
2019-11-02 14:51
+1
2019-11-02 14:51
#5
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Denmark Twick_reformed 
Easy
2019-11-02 14:51
The most expected result this event. Tho I did expect Astralis to beat them like 16-5
2019-11-02 14:54
#7
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Estonia BRAZlL 
+1
2019-11-02 14:52
f5
2019-11-02 14:54
it's the mibrneverbeatfaze and all his alts... he is just a sick person lost in hltv
2019-11-02 17:52
#13
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Colombia JecV 
EG top 1...
2019-11-02 14:59
Ez for the best team in the world
2019-11-02 15:03
#21
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United States JvvR 
Best team in the world got 2 rounds against faze, nothing justifies that
2019-11-02 15:23
wait till final
2019-11-02 15:50
Aged too fast.
2019-11-02 16:31
they will be in blast pro standoff match
2019-11-02 16:32
#19
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United States JvvR 
but when NA beat EU in a tournament you lot seem to always have an excuse, if you’re superior shouldn’t you take your losses instead of bitching about them
2019-11-02 15:20
#24
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France Axpie 
This comment seems to be invisible for continets with more than 1 major. We are very sorry!
2019-11-02 15:34
#25
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United States JvvR 
Oh vitality fan, I guess when your team is so bad you just have to settle for cheering for the whole continent, this comment is Invisible for people that have to hop on their continental bandwagon because their team is awful, I’m very sorry!!
2019-11-02 15:40
#26
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Norway Triplex02 
Doesnt france have like 3 major wins?
2019-11-02 15:49
#31
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United States JvvR 
I don’t remember entirely, but what I do know is that they haven’t been preforming that well lately, BR has a few majors too but they’re also in a struggle
2019-11-02 15:53
your scene has only begun after c9 major win. \stfu
2019-11-02 15:52
#32
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United States JvvR 
Your scene only* but here’s the catch, since then it’s stayed relevant, right now it’s only a few A tier teams in NA but those few teams are performing
2019-11-02 15:56
still you lost the arguement coz frenchies has more majors.
2019-11-02 15:58
#35
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United States JvvR 
Yeahhh using past achievements in current arguments doesn’t automatically win you the argument, you have no recent achievements to credit so you can’t make a valid statement that’s relevant to the current CS scene
2019-11-02 16:00
ohh you are telling me the tale of noobs abusing aug / sg553 to win the grand slam???
2019-11-02 16:00
#39
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United States JvvR 
Imagine using a gun as an excuse for major winners to lose
2019-11-02 16:03
yeah i imagined and now after the nerf they will be dogshit once again.
2019-11-02 16:04
#43
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United States JvvR 
I suppose they have T side infinitely correct?
2019-11-02 16:05
lol
2019-11-02 16:06
imagine not winning 2 T rounds when you have 5 kriegs + full nades
2019-11-02 16:08
#46
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United States JvvR 
Fair
2019-11-02 16:12
#33
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United States JvvR 
Your flag must be bait since literally all you comment on is NA and NA players, imagine having a regional hate boner
2019-11-02 15:58
NA = dogshit players + Toxic noobs. imagine team liquid without twistzz and naf. all r silvers.
2019-11-02 16:00
#38
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United States JvvR 
Not only do you have a hate boner against your on continent but you also have your mouth glued to Canada’s dick, I pity you
2019-11-02 16:02
lolololololololol +1
2019-11-02 16:03
+1 but come on, let other be #1 too
2019-11-02 16:03
#52
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Na`vi cant beat c9, wtf you talking :D
2019-11-03 01:16
#53
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Denmark Kon10R 
Hmmm ... Look at the list to the left on your screen. EG looks a bit scary at the moment, right?! 2 NA teams in top #4 ... Looks fairly equal to me.
2019-11-03 01:59
ence best
2019-11-02 14:51
#54
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Denmark Kon10R 
Correction: "My team may not be competitive at the very top these days, but I will always support Ence". Ya like that one? ;O)
2019-11-03 02:01
That is correction for astralis?
2019-11-03 11:15
#4
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
EZ
2019-11-02 14:51
#55
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Denmark Kon10R 
You are just rattling off what was "hot" more than half a year ago. If you think ANY map against Liquid is "ez", you haven't followed CS GO the last two years.
2019-11-03 02:03
#61
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
b8ed
2019-11-03 06:44
#6
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan 
T side we have Stewie3K.
2019-11-02 14:52
#8
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Spain elskio 
Finally
2019-11-02 14:52
#10
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Jetlagquid axaxaxaxaxa
2019-11-02 14:54
#20
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United States JvvR 
I’m just glad to see they got more than 2 rounds, unlike the faze game
2019-11-02 15:21
#49
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
TWISTZZ: "WE WERE EXPECTING A 2-0 FOR THE DAY AND OUR SMALL MISTAKES COST US" Axaxaxaxaxa
2019-11-02 16:36
Team Lickkid
2019-11-02 21:55
#56
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Denmark Kon10R 
Both Astralis and Liquid got their butts whooped in Copenhagen, didn't they? The two best teams for 1.5 year taught everyone else how to play CS GO, and now it's THEIR turn to catch up! ;O)
2019-11-03 02:08
If astralis win all their matches, and nip loses all of theirs. Then astralis is in the finals I think
2019-11-02 14:55
Elige :((
2019-11-02 15:00
#18
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Chile cristiaan 
so sad :(
2019-11-02 15:05
Imagine being an eu team and losing to na
2019-11-02 15:04
#57
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Denmark Kon10R 
Don't see the problem. Geography, history or biological origin doesn't matter in today's world: We're all from Planet Earth. Trying to be better or the best in this game is what matters to these superheroes of CS GO.
2019-11-03 02:12
Does it mean Astralis are back to being good or should I bet against them?
2019-11-02 15:23
#58
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Denmark Kon10R 
Friday's games was some of the worst performances we've seen from Astralis, but remember: It was Bo1's. Astralis may STILL be one of the tuffest teams to face in Bo3's considering their map pool in general. In other words: They were never "bad", but even MORE teams are checking in at the very top!
2019-11-03 02:16
#23
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India Frost2639 
Man everyone on liquid needs to wake up🙁this slow paced type of play doesn't work for them. They're even losing duels bcoz of their form😐
2019-11-02 15:27
#27
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ez
2019-11-02 15:50
#59
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Denmark Kon10R 
#55
2019-11-03 02:16
#29
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Turkey berkovic 
ez
2019-11-02 15:51
#60
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Denmark Kon10R 
#55
2019-11-03 02:17
XD!
2019-11-04 02:05
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