Astralis defeat G2 in Group B upper bracket semi-final

Astralis beat G2 in a three map series to assure their presence in the Group B upper bracket final, where they will fight for a spot in the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals semi-finals.

Following their championship run in Arlington, Texas, at the ECS Season 8 Finals, Astralis have now secured another playoff performance by beating G2 in the Group B upper bracket semi-final, and will play the winner of the other group stage semi-final featuring mousesports and Liquid for a spot in the ESL Pro League Season 10 playoff semi-final.

G2’s map pick, Dust2, kicked off the Group B upper bracket semi-final, but it was Astralis who took the lead on the CT side after the first pistol round. Having won the first gun round, the Danes were quickly building up a lead early on, and it wasn’t until the seventh round that with a split B hit G2 were able to win the round in a 1vs3 afterplant. The Franco-Serbian team were then able to get on a roll with Kenny "kennyS" Schrub at the helm, and although they didn’t win the half, they brought it back as close as possible, 7-8, before switching sides.

The second half was a mirror of the first, except it was G2 who tallied the first four rounds on the defense to take the lead for the first time on Dust2. They then only gave one round up before hitting match point, making it 15-9, as Astralis started to make a push for the comeback, but they would be unable to as G2 closed map one out 16-13.

Astralis reverse swept G2 to secure a playoff spot

Inferno started out going the way of G2, who won the pistol round and took an early 3-0 lead. It didn’t take long for Astralis to tie it up once guns were in play, but they would be unable to find creases in the Franco-Serbian team’s defense. G2 went on to take double digits, 10-3, and it was finally then that the Danes were able to get the last two rounds in to stay in the game and not give G2 an insurmountable lead.

Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and Emil "Magisk" Reif locked down the A site in the second pistol round to get Astralis back in the game. The Danes then took five in a row to tie it up before G2 could get on the board to keep their lead, but it would only be momentary as Astralis tied it back up after 22 rounds. Ultimately it was G2 who were able to get to match point, but they would be unable to close it out in any of their three match points. The overtime went quick, on the other hand, with Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth clutching a 1vs3 in the fourth round to make it a clean sweep for the Danes.

JaCkz had a great performance on Dust2

Once again G2 started out with the upper hand, winning the CT-side pistol on Train, although Astralis answered immediately and took an early 3-1 lead. Both teams evened out the half, going 5-5 after ten rounds, and although G2 went on to win the half, it was just by one round, leaving Astralis in prime position to take the map and series on the defending side.

The last half of the series saw the Danes retake B to kick it off, tying it up 8-8. Down 8-10, G2 were able to win their first round on the attack to keep the decider close, going so far as to tie it back up. Astralis made a last push to reach match point, and although G2 took it all the way to the very last round, it was the Danes that closed it out 16-14.

Matchpage
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1
4th December 2019
France
13
Dust2
16
19
Inferno
15
16
Train
14
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 60 - 50 +10 70.0 1.08
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 68 - 66 +2 78.6 1.06
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 60 - 60 0 70.1 1.03
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 60 - 61 -1 78.5 1.02
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 50 - 66 -16 68.8 0.85
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 78 - 51 +27 86.2 1.34
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 63 - 59 +4 78.2 1.10
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 69 - 67 +2 76.2 1.08
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 59 - 56 +3 67.5 1.02
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 34 - 65 -31 48.9 0.65
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1599
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
G2 did not deserve to lose this one 😥
2019-12-04 18:30
#4
shox | 
Serbia nzzm22 
+1
2019-12-04 18:31
#7
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Astralis have good mentality as always
2019-12-04 18:31
#89
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North America ProudNAfan 
And luck as always
2019-12-04 20:18
#92
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Denmark ChirosK 
Luck usually follows the well prepared..
2019-12-04 20:23
#96
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Czech Republic Xedys 
+1
2019-12-04 21:15
#99
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
True
2019-12-04 21:36
+1
2019-12-05 01:34
#120
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Netherlands zuzelmonster 
very nice saying
2019-12-05 03:01
+1
2019-12-05 12:25
training against bots - eazy 4 astralis
2019-12-04 19:47
#85
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
why toxic tho?
2019-12-04 20:02
just cocky
2019-12-04 20:15
#90
kennyS | 
Belgium Huban 
You were definitely sweating ur balls out during the game lol
2019-12-04 20:18
Shouldnt be too cocky when it was a damn good game to watch. The G2 roster is looking promising
2019-12-04 20:19
clutch minister saved us. shut up now
2019-12-05 08:26
#129
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Finland nkr_niko 
If Astralis players werent suffering from jetlag then the score wouldnt have been so close
2019-12-05 10:05
yeah they did. when you dont do better on CT side train, you deserve to lose.
2019-12-04 18:32
G2 had a great game. Had astralis on there toes. Just stop being toxic
2019-12-04 23:11
Toxic?! i'm expressing my opinion. Jesus, how fragile can you be.
2019-12-04 23:25
"you deserve to lose." thats being toxic
2019-12-04 23:27
#105
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Indonesia lumayan 
Nope it doesnt
2019-12-04 23:59
#106
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Indonesia lumayan 
Ahhhhh I seee, flair checks out
2019-12-04 23:59
it does but okay
2019-12-05 00:02
#125
shox | 
Korea Jew2K 
No it doesn’t because he’s just being critical abt G2’s performance not just hate out of nowhere. Stop whining
2019-12-05 06:56
Saying a team deserves to lose is being toxic.
2019-12-05 07:25
No?! I'm saying they deserve to lose BECAUSE they played bad on CT side train. I'm backing my claim up with a reason. That's NOT being toxic. Seriously. Are you baiting?
2019-12-05 10:47
Yea, okay they played bad on CT side train.. BUT EVERY TEAM DOES half the time. Its toxic dude
2019-12-05 10:57
I give up...
2019-12-05 10:58
You give up Coz you know im right
2019-12-05 12:09
you see i'm not the only one commenting that you're way off the mark :) stop being delusional.
2019-12-05 15:23
It isn't toxic. You just can't take any critisicm. And this comment ain't toxic too. It's just facts
2019-12-05 11:13
Its toxic dude. Just shut up
2019-12-05 12:09
toxic
2019-12-05 13:57
hahaha you got owned.
2019-12-05 15:24
The only person getting owned is you, because you don't know what toxic is.
2019-12-06 14:00
shut up clutch minister saved us.
2019-12-05 08:27
get outta here kid
2019-12-05 10:43
I mean atleast hes honest apart from you.
2019-12-05 10:58
please be quiet, fanboy.
2019-12-05 10:59
Says the one that can't accept that G2 just about beat astralis and kenny>device
2019-12-05 12:11
hahah why would i even care
2019-12-05 15:21
go and s*ck chrisJ's dic#
2019-12-05 12:20
you're the one talking about sucking another man's dick... one has got to wonder why?
2019-12-05 15:24
#11
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Finland Love_God 
-1
2019-12-04 18:32
How tf did G2 lose despite better KD and ADR
2019-12-04 18:32
#34
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World calzy 
Because CS doesn't work based entirely on kills
2019-12-04 18:34
#49
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Denmark UX_Designer 
Cuz matches were close
2019-12-04 18:45
cuz -31
2019-12-04 18:57
Probably cos G2 killed more enemy team members when they won rounds and died less. Still they lost more rounds. Very good example of how it is a team (round) game not KDA game. See how much more balanced Astralis is on the Rating or ADR? 0.85 - 1.08 VS 0.65 - 1.36. In overall very entertaining game.
2019-12-05 11:26
#15
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Spain Granjero 
+1 rip
2019-12-04 18:32
#56
KSCERATO | 
Brazil MGMiX 
kennyS RIP 78 frags for a loss
2019-12-04 18:56
+1 men :(
2019-12-04 18:38
#44
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Denmark clutchkongen 
why do people always say that when astralis win close games.. xD
2019-12-04 18:42
#50
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
Did you even watch the game at all you braindead Cuckstralis fangay ?
2019-12-04 18:46
#53
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Denmark clutchkongen 
i did you thirdworlding untermensch..
2019-12-04 18:51
Why so noob?
2019-12-04 18:55
does the score and stats mean anything to you? Typical blind dane kamelåså
2019-12-04 19:15
#83
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Denmark clutchkongen 
score?? lul! Astralis won, and If your stats are better but you still can’t beat an underwhelming Astralis then you don’t deserve to win. Stop crying so much norsk fjeldabe.
2019-12-04 19:54
underwhelming??? Sure thing buddy, you were just scared that G2 got a map off and JUST About won
2019-12-04 23:36
#110
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Denmark clutchkongen 
they were underwhelming, just like chad burchill said in the post mach analysis.. nt though.
2019-12-05 01:09
They just about lost to G2, your a bit salty. nt though
2019-12-05 01:52
#114
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Astralis won, crying kenny lost. im not salty. nt though.
2019-12-05 01:56
kenny still did better than THE HOLE of astralis. Nt though. Cry is free
2019-12-05 01:56
#116
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Denmark clutchkongen 
haha who gives a fuck when he still lost.. stop crying so much.. xD
2019-12-05 01:59
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD HE still did better than device. Proving my point that kennyS > device, Carry on crying kid
2019-12-05 02:17
#118
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Denmark clutchkongen 
you're running out of arguments and trying to make into a Device vs kenny battle now.. lul xD Astralis won nt though.
2019-12-05 02:24
kennyS still carried. nt though.
2019-12-05 02:36
#73
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Poland zerodesire 
+1, astralis is always so lucky...
2019-12-04 19:35
Amanek -31 dear lord....
2019-12-04 20:12
i agree man i love kennyS and g2 lately i wanted them to win and they deserved to win that miscommunication on the last round they fucked up that was an ez win 1v3 and xyp9x wins .unreal i cried abit i wanted kenny and g2 to win
2019-12-05 05:09
#2
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Bosnia and Herzegovina V3DO 
Nice try G2!!! They were better overall tho
2019-12-04 18:31
flair checks out
2019-12-04 18:32
#25
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Bosnia and Herzegovina V3DO 
They didnt??? They threw like 7 map points across dd2 and inf somehow And 3rd map was close as hell
2019-12-04 18:33
if they were better they would not have choked when it matters.
2019-12-04 18:34
#75
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Vietnam Mraatos 
Choking is a different matter, it's literally Liquid's brand and they still created a semi-era. If you watch the game at all you would see that most the time G2 was in control
2019-12-04 19:35
Choking is not a different matter. If you choke, you don't deserve to win. Period.
2019-12-04 20:44
G2 SO BAD lmaoooo Not even winning against 0 preparation jetlagged Astralis. Sharks got closer to 0 preparation Astralis than g2 xddd
2019-12-04 18:35
0/8
2019-12-04 18:33
They just said they trained on train
2019-12-04 18:33
So they trained on train to train perfectly on train?
2019-12-04 18:36
#66
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-12-04 19:03
#109
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Indonesia lumayan 
+1
2019-12-05 00:27
#5
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
Very close game, fun to watch
2019-12-04 18:31
That game was final-worthy, I hope G2 can keep it up!
2019-12-04 18:39
EZ
2019-12-04 18:31
You're kiddin'
2019-12-04 18:31
it was ez indeed
2019-12-04 18:42
#124
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Philippines LYrpz 
It was funny cause it wasn't I was actually scared that astralis were going to lose.
2019-12-05 05:26
#8
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
-31 wtf?
2019-12-04 18:31
RIIPP G2! They must be crushed, so close to beat the no1 team. I hope they make it further in the tourney
2019-12-04 18:32
oops NIP didnt even make it to finals ...oh sorry Get right isnt even on team ...oh he doesnt have team.
2019-12-04 18:40
braindead confirmed, read again
2019-12-04 18:56
#71
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
Why did you feel this comment was necessary?
2019-12-04 19:17
#78
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France Zetherion 
Are you dumb or what ?
2019-12-04 19:40
#14
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Ecovice playing like bot but still manage to win the match no wonder they best team in the world
2019-12-04 18:32
He was instrumental in their inferno map win, prolly too tired for the third map. He did not even awp that much on train tbh.
2019-12-04 18:57
NT G2 ASTRALIS IS LUCKY
2019-12-04 18:32
#18
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Norway flipflop 
poor astralis or brilliant g2 ??
2019-12-04 18:32
#79
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France Zetherion 
I think brilliant G2, Astralis was still playing kinda well, even zonic said it that the way G2 played made them nervous and everything. G2 was relentless which made this beatiful series, still a big props to Astralis for winning this
2019-12-04 19:43
#19
trace | 
Denmark esAq 
Sick shots by Kenny.
2019-12-04 18:32
4v5 amanak hahahaha
2019-12-04 18:32
luckiest game in cs history
2019-12-04 18:33
#42
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
lUcKiEsT gAmE iN cS hIStOrY
2019-12-04 18:40
#24
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Indonesia Journeast 
Pretends to be shocked
2019-12-04 18:33
all game in 1 picture prnt.sc/q66u14
2019-12-04 18:33
Nice link
2019-12-04 18:49
Nice link
2019-12-05 03:38
Amenek -31 LUL
2019-12-04 18:33
one of those days i assume, when nothing goes your way
2019-12-04 18:44
#29
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Germany Sahne 
Amazing Game Sick comeback from astralis Both deserved to win
2019-12-04 18:33
#29
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Germany Sahne 
Amazing Game Sick comeback from astralis Both deserved to win
2019-12-04 18:33
Astralis is so lucky !! G2 didnt deserve this loss
2019-12-04 18:33
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Man this G2 lineup got something in them to achieve big , i wish them luck !
2019-12-04 18:34
that round when dupreeh stayed alone in site v 5 was crucial
2019-12-04 18:34
#36
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Kom igen G2
2019-12-04 18:34
#37
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Denmark Kon10R 
Graaaiiiiiiit match! No more "ez" babble, pleeez ... ;O) For ANY team ... Ever ... Thank you, Gentlemens!
2019-12-04 18:36
kennys was on fire so close
2019-12-04 18:36
#46
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China Cloud_Crane 
It’s a pity for G2, very close to win, but Astralis finally caught the opportunity of victory. Besides, AmaNEK is the problem, wtf -31 and only got 0.65 rating
2019-12-04 18:42
#48
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
The Stars are aligning for Astralis ... - To The Stars ! ... and Beyond !
2019-12-04 18:45
#52
World Kobs 
G2 played 4 vs 5 with bot amanek otherwise it woould have been in 2 easy maps
2019-12-04 18:49
Unfortunelly, i lost probably one of the best games in the best map 'cause i couldn't stand in home for the last map...
2019-12-04 18:53
G2. their so bad
2019-12-04 18:56
Epic Match
2019-12-04 18:58
Say what you want but if G2 can't beat a jetlagged Astralis with no time to even celebrate their last trophy then G2 have problems and even though i like G2 they already have some time with this international lineup so no excuses. Device and Magisk with a bad game in terms of numbers and yet you still lose LOL. Astralis with rest, more preparation and not jetlagged 2-0 EZ
2019-12-04 19:03
#80
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France Zetherion 
jEtlAg 0/8
2019-12-04 19:44
at least g2 isn't eliminated F faze
2019-12-05 12:28
I like Faze but is the same story with Vitality or Mouseports..good players and good team but they don't win anything..G2 is on this page and even worse since they have not won any serious tournament in a while now. LOL not even vintage KennyS can save G2.
2019-12-05 16:36
#63
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Good showing on G2 side but they need to improve more on closing things out
2019-12-04 19:01
#76
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Vietnam Mraatos 
Liquid used to do the same thing and after they somewhat fix it they had a semi-era. G2 era coming? Jk
2019-12-04 19:39
close match, g2 had a fair chance to take this one. actually a good sign for this lineup. amanek had a bad day it seems, this tight match was a hard one for him. kenny on the other hand revealed once again his true skill ceiling as the tier 1 predator he is. give him a hard opponent and he will give it all. all in all good cs we had here, but once again, astralis preveiled.
2019-12-04 19:03
#68
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1classic Kenny
2019-12-04 19:04
#67
shox | 
India iejesus 
Good try boys
2019-12-04 19:03
Haha the second they headed to overtime on Inferno I knew they gonna lose, anyway nice try. Waiting for Astralis era to end, too boring
2019-12-04 19:10
#72
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Sooo well played G2 - You had the chance to go 2-0. Respect Mr K. Schrub.
2019-12-04 19:21
gg!
2019-12-04 19:35
It was a really good match, g2 lost to some unlucky timings. Kennys was a beast
2019-12-04 19:39
#82
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France Asviix 
Astralis was really lucky and Amanek was dogshit If there's a rematch in playoffs rip Astralis
2019-12-04 19:48
flair checks out, at this point gla1ve's bionic eye has already read all G2's tactics and they'll get antistratted so hard next match they won't even get to double digits
2019-12-04 21:17
#98
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France Asviix 
so you think, if Ama steps up next game vs Astralis it's G2-0 ez
2019-12-04 21:22
wow, really good performance for kennyS, if he keeps it up - no way mousesports is going to make it out of groups
2019-12-04 19:55
The weird thing is that this is the second match of the tournament when a winning team gets a lot less frags than a losing one. Bonkers! And dev1ce was sleeping on train for some reasons. Maybe jetlag finally caught up with him.
2019-12-04 20:15
close match, g2 had a fair chance to take this one. actually a good sign for this lineup. amanek had a bad day it seems
2019-12-04 20:58
Well played G2. Too bad Amanek played like shit on inferno. Respect.
2019-12-04 23:12
#112
rain | 
Canada tempOcs 
nice to see kenny perform very very well today
2019-12-05 01:46
yikes
2019-12-05 03:37
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