Astralis cruise past ViCi in IEM Beijing opener

Astralis have claimed their first win of IEM Beijing 2019 thanks to a swift 2-0 victory over ViCi.

The series began on Inferno, ViCi's map pick, which saw Astralis push up to a 3-0 lead after picking up the first pistol round of the series. ViCi were finally able to catch a break during round four thanks to a double kill by Zhuo "advent" Liang inside the A bombsite; however, the players of Astralis quickly got back on their feet and shut down any hope ViCi had of stringing a few rounds together as they took a commanding 12-3 lead to close out the first half.

ViCi’s misfortune continued into their CT side as they crumbled under the weight of Astralis' precise aim and fast-paced offense. With their opponent's spirits broken, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and company were easily able to close out the first map of the series 16-5.

Astralis breeze past ViCi on Inferno 16-5

Astralis got off to yet another great start on their map pick, Nuke, as they easily answered ViCi's first round win with nothing more than pistols. ViCi's next best chance to get on the board was in a fifth-round buy, but before they could even get their defense properly set up, the players of Astralis had already torn their way into the B bombsite. With the confidence of Astralis shooting through the roof, ViCi yet again found themselves unable to claim more than a handful of rounds come the end of the half.

gla1ve and his men marched into their CT-side with confidence as they quickly converted a pistol round win into a four-round spree, swiftly bringing about an end to the series with a 16-4 victory to send ViCi to the Group A elimination match.

Matchpage
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7th November 2019
16
Inferno
5
16
Nuke
4
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 41 - 18 +23 87.1 1.59
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 34 - 19 +15 90.6 1.59
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 39 - 22 +17 105.1 1.49
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 32 - 22 +10 87.2 1.48
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 25 - 16 +9 65.9 1.22
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Yi 'JamYoung' YangJamYoung 22 - 32 -10 57.7 0.71
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' KhongKaze 19 - 34 -15 65.3 0.68
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 22 - 34 -12 54.1 0.61
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 15 - 36 -21 52.5 0.55
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 19 - 36 -17 49.0 0.51
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
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
rekt
2019-11-07 07:15
#24
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
+1
2019-11-07 13:16
+1
2019-11-07 14:48
+1
2019-11-07 15:45
#29
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Indonesia lumayan 
More like.. lucky :)
2019-11-08 02:12
#2
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
expected
2019-11-07 07:16
Glitched? The post was 9 hours ago? before it started
2019-11-07 07:17
Fast ans Furious
2019-11-07 07:18
#5
ALEX | 
France Telt 
Ouch
2019-11-07 07:18
ez
2019-11-07 07:20
#7
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Aight
2019-11-07 07:23
Asian cs is nonexistent it seems
2019-11-07 07:25
#12
ropz | 
Canada StanleyLy 
They got better things to do like taking over the world
2019-11-07 07:35
#9
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
unexpected wtf
2019-11-07 07:25
unexpected? LUL
2019-11-07 07:36
Extremely expected mens
2019-11-07 07:41
Tom cruise past
2019-11-07 07:26
tom “device” cruise too sexy for china
2019-11-07 17:21
#11
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Xi "Winnie the Pooh" JinPing will be angry
2019-11-07 07:27
ez for Astralis
2019-11-07 07:36
#15
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India spiderCAKE 
IEM BEIJING sponsored by CCP
2019-11-07 07:39
#17
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African Union mikecool 
Poor vici
2019-11-07 07:58
Nice job
2019-11-07 08:06
What up noobs #FREEHONGKONG
2019-11-07 08:11
#20
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CIS kryto203 
Why tf did vici pick inf when they couldve left it for decider and pick ovp? Picking inferno against astralis has never been a good idea
2019-11-07 08:23
#21
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New Zealand LewsTherin 
Inferno is usually Asian teams best map as there's more emphasis on close action and trading plays pug style.
2019-11-07 09:02
#22
shox | 
India iejesus 
Device boosting in pointless matches
2019-11-07 09:16
Just like ......... everyone else.
2019-11-07 12:24
SO EASY FOR GOAT ASTRALIS, CHING CHONGS GO BACK TO BUYING SKINS LULW EU > NA > AU > BR > ASIA
2019-11-07 17:20
crushed
2019-11-08 09:52
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