dupreeh shines as Astralis beat Liquid to secure upper bracket final spot in Riffa

Astralis are through to the upper bracket final at the BLAST Pro Series Global Final after taking down Liquid in a two-map series.

In the end, it was business as usual for Astralis, who sent Liquid to the lower bracket in Bahrain to make it six victories in a row against the North Americans - five of which in series. After a close match at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, just a week ago, Nick "nitr0" Cannella's troops were unable to make the most of their Inferno pick this time around, failing to take a map off the Danes for only the second time this year in series.

With Nicolai "device" Reedtz once again a far cry from his usual self, worryingly continuing his poor form from Odense, it was Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen who stepped up for Astralis, helping the team to move into high gear on both maps after slow starts. On Friday, the Danes will face NiP, a team they lost to in their most recent match, at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, but have otherwise always defeated convincingly this year.

Liquid looked determined to end their winless streak on Nuke against the Danes as they enjoyed a bright start to the opening map of the series, racing to a 6-2 lead after preventing their opponents from stringing rounds together, even bouncing back from a successul force buy from Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's troops in the second round.

A trio of kills by Emil "Magisk" Reif in a lower execution breathed new life into Astralis, who by then had already figured out Liquid's defense and entered a spell of dominance, often pressuring the North Americans by controlling the vent area. The Danes went on to take the lead but it was Liquid who ended the half on top after winning the final two rounds.

dupreeh was on fire on both maps of the series

Astralis hit back with a flawless pistol round and went on to take the lead, but it would not last as Liquid immediately found the equaliser on the back of a quad-kill from Keith "NAF" Markovic. device - who had endured a rough T half - finally woke up and pulled off an ace to restore the lead for his team. But the hero of the map was dupreeh: after a recovery attempt from Liquid, the 26-year-old picked up three kills with an AK47 picked up from the floor to win an eco round and swing the tide back in the favour of his team, who controlled the map en route to a 16-12 victory.

Liquid got off to another strong start on Inferno and pinned the Dannes against the ropes after winning five of the initial six rounds of the game. But the rest of the half was all about Astralis, who put up a resolute defensive performance, especially on the A site, where dupreeh and Magisk reigned supreme to go into the break with a combined 35 frags.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Astralis won the pistol round to further add to their lead, but they could not follow it up as Liquid hit back on a force-buy. That was the start of a dominant period from the North American team, who kept the Terrorists at bay and eventually took the lead after a botched flank attempt from gla1ve.

It looked like Liquid had the game under control, but Astralis were able to take the upper hand after another moment of brilliance from dupreeh, who wreaked havoc on the B site with four Desert Eagle headshots. The Danes prised the Liquid defense apart ruthlessly for the remainder of the half and kept the North Americans' economy in check to win five rounds in a row and wrap up the series.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 46 - 38 +8 84.1 1.14
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 38 - 44 -6 77.5 1.03
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 33 - 39 -6 56.1 0.86
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 30 - 45 -15 72.7 0.85
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 22 - 43 -21 49.4 0.69
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 62 - 33 +29 93.3 1.47
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 38 - 36 +2 93.2 1.17
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 36 - 28 +8 70.7 1.12
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 33 - 35 -2 71.4 1.06
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 40 - 37 +3 73.5 1.06
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1548
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:
1234
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Did they mute Stewie today? Couldn't hear him LUL
2019-12-12 19:35
#4
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
xaxaxaxa
2019-12-12 19:36
#8
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
kkkkkkk😂😂😂
2019-12-12 19:36
#13
Other Isme 
godpreeh
2019-12-12 19:37
He didn’t say « lets fucking go » Lol
2019-12-12 19:37
#27
s1mple | 
Romania OMW 
No woooooooos today:)) It is just like few days ago
2019-12-12 19:40
#38
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Which was like a few days before that
2019-12-12 19:57
#54
huNter- | 
Serbia Venna 
And few days before...
2019-12-12 22:15
#55
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
And like the entire 2018
2019-12-12 22:54
#77
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China braxton6 
he won the major in 2018 :P
2019-12-13 09:21
#78
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
And then killed his team , which was the.most iconic NA org
2019-12-13 09:36
#79
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India Narendra_modi 
Big +1. I knew c9 long before I started playing, that was their brand
2019-12-13 09:45
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-12-12 19:51
LMAO
2019-12-12 19:52
#37
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
SIT THE FCK DOWN
2019-12-12 19:54
xD
2019-12-12 20:02
+1 rofl
2019-12-12 21:04
#50
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
Hahaha
2019-12-12 21:14
#58
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
HAHHAAH THAT IS THE REASON I DONT LIKE HIM,
2019-12-13 00:30
Xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-12-13 03:40
+1
2019-12-13 11:21
Mashallah
2019-12-12 19:35
#23
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India markOreo 
tf
2019-12-12 19:39
2
2019-12-13 06:52
#3
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Hungary Tralux 
gg
2019-12-12 19:36
#5
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North America ZachS721 
Twistzz step it up
2019-12-12 19:36
he just sucks vs astralis...always
2019-12-12 19:37
#44
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Germany killmichi 
Yeah he generally is underwhelming since the summer break. He is not bad but not even close to his ceiling
2019-12-12 20:18
the 4k deagle was dope
2019-12-12 19:36
#7
Bubzkji | 
United States NA_LULW 
Dupreeh top 20
2019-12-12 19:36
NA CS KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-12-12 19:36
respect for dupreeh
2019-12-12 19:36
Same ADR Magisk as Dupreeh, but 24kills less. Holy shit! This guy got robbed so many frags.
2019-12-12 19:37
ez
2019-12-12 19:38
Silence-15k wooooooooooooooooooo .d Trash playerrrr
2019-12-12 19:38
Dupreeh 62 kills in 2 maps mens))
2019-12-12 19:38
Prove it or I’ll kill you!!!11/Coldcoolguyzera Faking bitses/regards broke(y)
2019-12-12 19:39
#20
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
GG great game
2019-12-12 19:38
#21
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Finland BMW_xseveN 
OG FULL OF REJECTS OG FULL OF REJECTS OG FULL OF REJECTS OG FULL OF REJECTS OG FULL OF REJECTS
2019-12-12 19:39
NAF seems to be the only consistently good player in Liquid right now. Even Elige and Twistz aren't showing up. Easy for Astralis, as always
2019-12-12 19:38
#24
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
EZ FOR GODPREEH
2019-12-12 19:39
#25
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Myanmar Guzhas 
lulquid 19, astralis 51. hardly a gg =]] ez for eu
2019-12-12 19:40
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen 62 - 33 +29 93.3 1.47
2019-12-12 19:40
That 4k was nearly a combo of "Limited vision, limited weapons" And "Dupreeh is like sweating bullets"
2019-12-12 19:41
+1
2019-12-12 19:49
How sick is that round from him? And he is gonna get the ace! The first ace! From anyone on Astralis
2019-12-13 02:33
Five-seven and a couple of deagles, just to spice things up. But TSM they're scared about this, they ain't rushing this time. They're taking their sweet time, hoping to catch someone peek on envyus side. *deagle shot* And that's what happens when you go round the corner, happy with Juan deag. OH AND ANOTHER ONE! OOOH AND THE THIIRRRDD!!! Happy, he could get it all here too, oh and Dupreeh! Dupreeh is like sweating bullets! Happy's gonna get the quad kill, AND THE ACE! WHAT IS THIS?!
2019-12-13 06:06
mvp secured
2019-12-12 19:43
kick stewie plz 1/4 time god and 3/4 time bot
2019-12-12 19:45
#31
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CIS Beastroo 
Lol botnitro. Could have done better.
2019-12-12 19:45
ggwp astralis
2019-12-12 19:47
#36
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Ukraine SLGay 
Gratz
2019-12-12 19:54
#39
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
YeW gAis aRe sOoO bAd
2019-12-12 19:58
#40
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Brazil bandicoot 
cool
2019-12-12 20:01
omg liquid lose kill bet
2019-12-12 20:03
ez
2019-12-12 20:13
#45
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United Kingdom TC10 
dupreeh god
2019-12-12 20:19
2 close game !
2019-12-12 20:42
Just disband - your four month fluke is over. Try to "woo" more, dumbfuck little asian.
2019-12-12 21:07
Chill
2019-12-13 01:36
#94
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Denmark Kon10R 
Fairly uneducated ... To scream "disband" everytime a team loses a match is just ... at least a bit funny. Astralis is a bit tough for them, but ANY other team may not be too confident against Liquid. EG has challenged them for sure regarding the top NA spot, and the following months will be exciting on that account. "Dumbfuck little Asian" is just below the mark. CS GO is an international scene with millions of players of all colours. You watch your mouth ... OR I WILL! We are all from Planet Earth.
2019-12-14 06:32
#49
shox | 
India iejesus 
60+ in two maps holy shit
2019-12-12 21:07
#51
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United States Trump2020KAG 
WTF Dupree on the gear???? Wtf is 62 kills in 2 games?? GG
2019-12-12 21:29
He smoked some meth
2019-12-13 02:24
#52
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Pakistan XtraticX 
Expected
2019-12-12 21:36
#53
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Europe Vallon3 
Dupreeh monkaS
2019-12-12 21:41
" Hey Stew, how mad are you now ? "
2019-12-12 23:02
And the so-called GOAT proclaimed by hltv plebs that don’t understand how cs works strikes again. Bottom of the scoreboard against legit team not some trash ass Avangar or Finnish meme team in Major final. That’s your GOAT and #1 of 2019 lmao.
2019-12-12 23:57
Agreed
2019-12-13 02:05
yeah not like he top fragged against liquid on their last 6 encounters, oh wait
2019-12-13 02:37
And how is that relevant to what is happening rn ?
2019-12-13 06:47
Because the "top 1" conversation is about ALL YEAR. Are you stupid?
2019-12-13 06:51
And there is 4 more players on Astralis roster more impactful than ecovice 🤷🏿‍♂️
2019-12-13 15:21
Ok so why dont they have better stats and why aren't they contenders for top 1 then? =)
2019-12-13 19:21
#66
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
clueless silver spotted
2019-12-13 02:39
Clueless ecovice fanboi that probably proclaimed him the GOAT lmao.
2019-12-13 06:46
#82
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
its u who is clueless... u know nothing about this game moron
2019-12-13 10:58
Oh look another pleb genuinely believing in “cS iS a tEaM gAmE” narrative.
2019-12-13 15:22
#87
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
lmao thx 4 confirming that ur retarded
2019-12-13 15:38
Thanks for confirming you are pleb ready to jump on bandwagons and following retarded narrative :)
2019-12-13 15:47
#89
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
clueless silver talking, probably s0mple fanboy
2019-12-13 16:08
#67
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Denmark Kon10R 
"Who don't understand how CS works" ... hmmm ... Wonder how on earth he earned his spot in the top #1 discussion ... He was just lucky, I guess.
2019-12-13 02:57
Yeah, he is the most talented, he is the most impactful player ever existed, wins it all by himself. Yeah, what a legend
2019-12-13 06:47
#76
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Germany Gabbah 
Ok Device is no s1mple, but no one except from Zywoo maybe is. No player (these two not included) can always carry 1v9. So wtf is your argument. Device had a sick year, while s1mple droped of a bit. Also you can have a bad match. It happens to all of us. So shut up, and learn some CS my dude. There is more to this game, then pure frags. Thats why s1mple cant win shit.
2019-12-13 08:36
Yeah yeah, there is some dumb narrative called “tEaM gAmE” which wins everything, right ?
2019-12-13 15:23
#90
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Germany Gabbah 
well yes. thats the reason, why superteams full of raw skill dont work on the long run, or are super inconsistent. Take Liquid, Faze, EG for example. All of them had their time, but are inconsistent with their results (EG mostly, but Liquid aswell). CS is still a team based game, so the better team wins, not the team with the better starplayer.
2019-12-13 18:40
#91
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Germany Gabbah 
But for real tho. Are just hating on device, or you actually think, that CS is a game about individual skill? Because both is dumb. Device is one of the smartest AWPers currently, so chill my dude.
2019-12-13 18:47
#93
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Denmark Kon10R 
+1 Exactly my point! It's a bit hard to compare Dev1ce with ANY other player swinging the big gun. He is to some degree the "starplayer" on Astralis, but he couldn't care less: He is part of a TEAM and wants to win any way possible. He doesn't have to "prove" anything. Anybody else in here are sooooo madly obsessed about "stars, heroes, best of the year or greatest of all time" ... Dev1ce just makes the RIGHT decisions all the time, quietly tearing apart the opposition with any weapon available ... but it is always COORDINATED with his team! Zywoo, S1mple, Cerg, Jamie, KennyS ... Wonderful to watch, but who is AAAALWAYS in the finals? No flashy "fastest guns in the West" which looks good on tv and what the puppy dogs just luuuuve and adore in here ... but when it comes to WINNING trophies and prizes you ALWAYS count Astralis as a favorite. Dev1ce on an individual level? Yeah, fine. Compare all you want with other much more "flashy" individual players. Then compare the amount of trophies in the closet ...
2019-12-14 06:16
#96
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Germany Gabbah 
absolutly agreed. Device plays smart CS, while s1mple etc. play flashy CS, which is not always smart, but can win rounds, but has a high risk with it. Device can do that to, if the situation requires it. would pick device over s1mple any day in a team. he just fits better in most teams, because his ego is nearly not existent, which makes it easier to integrat him into a team.
2019-12-14 14:00
liquid just has no way to win against astralis
2019-12-13 02:30
no WOOOOOOS, ty astralis
2019-12-13 10:36
AHAHAHAHH send these clowns home
2019-12-13 10:57
#95
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Denmark Kon10R 
Hello? Anybody there? The ONLY team that took over the top #1 spot for a brief moment? Liquid with Taco couldn't do it, but by adding Stewie they DID! Any questions?
2019-12-14 06:36
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