dupreeh: "Liquid play Inferno in a way that we're not used to, in a way no other team does"

As the player of the match between Astralis and Liquid, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen gave us some quick thoughts on the Danes' sixth consecutive victory against the North American team and on his own performance.

Having defeated Liquid on Nuke twice in December already, it was clear the Danes would pick it again in the series, but this time they found the opening map more difficult than before as the two teams were tied at 11-11 with Astralis on a halfbuy.

An unexpected victory there saw the map swing towards the Danish team, with dupreeh noting the importance of the round when we asked him about it after the match. "Every time when you have a situation when you have the same score, you know that you have to forcebuy, those rounds are extremely important. In hindsight, it was really important. It just puts you in such a better economy situation and also makes the opponents' mindset a lot worse."

dupreeh explained why Inferno is always so tough to play against Liquid

As the match turned to Inferno, Astralis had a difficult time converting their 11-5 lead, with Liquid starting to turn it around with a forcebuy win. "We should have probably won the second round as Terrorists, but, unfortunately, I didn't get a kill that was really important," dupreeh told us.

"They started playing the way we have struggled against, they play this really passive way in B and when we go B we think there has to be someone in site, but no they're not, they're using their utility extremely well and they're just really good at retaking. It just puts us in really awkward situations in so many ways. We just can't win against that. They play Inferno in a way that we're not used to and also in a way that other teams aren't doing against us."

Nonetheless, following a fantastic Nuke performance, dupreeh helped close out Inferno, ending the map with 33 kills to secure the series 2-0. "Sometimes when you kill 33 people you get a lot of easier frags and sometimes you get a lot of rotation frags. It's device and Magisk on banana who made some really great entries and that makes my position on the other side of the map a lot easier. I can play off the rotations, I can catch guys who are unaware. But, obviously, killing 33 people is always a good thing. Everything just clicked for me today."

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
Nice
2019-12-12 20:10
ok
2019-12-12 20:11
#9
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Still EZTRALIZ
2019-12-12 20:13
+999999999999 Respect
2019-12-12 20:11
#3
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Denmark simple_0_major 
Device didn't even show up today and Dupreeh & co. just wanted to go home for christmas... ...Liquid still lost 2-0 xddddd
2019-12-12 20:12
na zzzzzzzz
2019-12-12 20:13
i like your name
2019-12-13 02:42
#51
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Finland tiktoklover 
And some people say Astralis wouldnt be anything without Device LuL
2019-12-13 08:59
#54
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
it actually wouldn't be anything
2019-12-13 09:52
#55
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Finland tiktoklover 
So you would say that astralis would drop down to a tier 2/3 team if Device retired/switched team?
2019-12-13 09:53
#56
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
yeah would happen for a while , until they find a player with the same playstyle to fill in his place , their synergy and teamwork is among all the players and if you change someone it would fuck it up
2019-12-13 09:54
#58
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Finland tiktoklover 
yeah true, but why would astralis sell/kick him when everyone knows how good their teamwork and synergy is. And why would Device even leave when there is no other team like godstralis
2019-12-13 09:56
They wouldn't
2019-12-13 13:52
chokequid
2019-12-12 20:11
#6
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Nice excuses
2019-12-12 20:11
Excuses? Braindead
2019-12-12 21:17
this comment is as braindead as tarik
2019-12-13 09:56
#7
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
nice
2019-12-12 20:12
underrated player, beast!
2019-12-12 20:13
humble and respect
2019-12-12 20:13
dupreeh god today keep going.
2019-12-12 20:16
easy peasy
2019-12-12 20:19
dupreeh trying his best to spare liquids feelings feelsbadman
2019-12-12 20:20
#15
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Spain elskio 
+1
2019-12-12 20:22
#16
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United States _icedtea 
|Everything just clicked for me today. "clicked for me" lmao
2019-12-12 20:26
#24
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
VAC
2019-12-12 21:05
sweatingbullets.exe
2019-12-12 22:55
#63
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United States _icedtea 
lmao
2019-12-13 15:18
#17
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Czech Republic TR3JBY 
Ez4DUPREEH
2019-12-12 20:33
Now everyone knows how to play against Astralis
2019-12-12 20:34
#19
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Colombia MonstarX 
But no one knows how to defeat them
2019-12-12 20:40
#21
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
Every team “knows how to play against Astralis”, however, when it comes to actually executing, it’s a whole different matter ... Astralis is just better ... - The only chance other teams have, is to “over-perform” ... - and even then it some times isn’t enough ...
2019-12-12 20:42
#27
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Brazil Bene_Tleilax 
There is a limit with what you can do. You may know their strats and how they like to play but if you get flashed or just simply miss your shots all that knowledge is useless.
2019-12-12 21:19
Nice excuses
2019-12-12 21:19
#61
COCAINE | 
Canada thiizu 
I've noticed that a lot of the time Astralis plays to the level of their competition, when they face top tier teams they look amazing how they outsmart and outmaneuver the other teams. But some times (emphasis on sometimes) they play down to the same level of not top tier teams and get surprised potentially losing a map or the series because these teams aren't doing what top tier teams would consider the "correct" move, thus catching Astralis off guard and sometimes making them pay for expecting better.
2019-12-13 12:25
#65
device | 
Romania gra1red 
That’s so true!
2019-12-13 18:12
#20
NiKo | 
Italy Ros1kk 
Na scene dead
2019-12-12 20:41
dupreeasy
2019-12-12 20:43
#23
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Japan Jotaro 
Like shit
2019-12-12 21:04
Why is he humble against NA?NA are just sitting in their homes, crying and waiting for a Na team to take one map off a EU team to start being arrogant. They don't deserve respect, because they don't admit the simple truth that EU is better than NA. Statistics show it, trophies show it, tactics show it, but they keep being arrogant.
2019-12-12 21:16
#29
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
Aside from Astralis (and years past also Fnatic), EU in general is on par with NA ...
2019-12-12 21:20
#32
Austria k1x_ 
"Aside from Astralis (and years past also Fnatic), EU in general is on par with NA ..." men i thought the IQ on hltv is already low, but people like you always still manage to suprise me and show me it can get worse.
2019-12-12 21:40
#35
zonic | 
Denmark Quientus 
Hello Pot, Meet Kettle ... :-) Did you get it all out ? Or do you need to nerd-rage more ? Perhaps when you are done, go clean your room like your mom asked you to do ? LOL
2019-12-12 22:36
#37
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Denmark Cleandog 
EG and Liquid much better than other teams in EU and rest of world. Only Astralis cause problems...and soon Mouse
2019-12-12 22:45
Nop.. Every karrigan team can do wonder but for a short period, remember dignitas, Faze? Hehe
2019-12-13 00:14
#48
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Denmark Cleandog 
Nop to your Nop.. Faze fuckup is solely on niko's ego...not Karrigan. I don't recall Dignitas but you may be right.
2019-12-13 07:09
#42
Austria k1x_ 
NA will be on a par with EU once they have more Major trophies and more Teams in the TOP 30. besides that EG is getting carried by cerq, ironically. Only 2 teams and they both are struggling currently
2019-12-13 00:36
eu has a significantly bigger player pool in general than NA no?
2019-12-13 02:35
mouz top 3 soon
2019-12-13 01:34
#49
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Denmark Cleandog 
Agreed!
2019-12-13 07:09
Bcz he's a better player and better person Unlike clown screamer Sthrowie2k
2019-12-12 21:21
#31
HUNDEN | 
Switzerland Perxyy 
Which tactics are you talking about? Liquid and Eg are just good because the players are mechanically strong... they literally have no tactics
2019-12-12 21:25
#39
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Norway SlimeThug 
When did this become a pissing contest between EU/NA? Who cares where they're from. Just support your team and move forward in life
2019-12-12 23:44
#60
COCAINE | 
Canada thiizu 
+1 finally someone with a brain cell
2019-12-13 12:20
#46
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Israel OKOptimistic1 
are you mad ya boy Cerq is on an na team
2019-12-13 02:36
even without device liquid lost haha
2019-12-12 21:42
#34
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Bulgaria Ramky 
Actually they play ''B'' with fnatic's strat: FREE ENTRY AND 4V5 (potential 3v5) FOR THE T'S
2019-12-12 22:32
+1
2019-12-13 00:10
"But, obviously, killing 33 people is always a good thing. Everything just clicked for me today." -dupreeh 2k19
2019-12-12 22:42
+1 im dying rn lmao
2019-12-13 09:51
#43
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Areashi 
Liquid is a meme
2019-12-13 01:24
#50
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
Sometimes when you kill 33 people you get a lot of easier frags and sometimes you get a lot of rotation frags. It's device and Magisk on banana who made some really great entries and that makes my position on the other side of the map a lot easier. I can play off the rotations, I can catch guys who are unaware. “ I don’t believe him. hltv forum experts says that device only eco-frags. I trust more our fantastic analysts than a pro player insights.
2019-12-13 08:04
#52
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Sweden Akoulad 
and Astralis still OUTPLAYS Liquid every time
2019-12-13 09:00
"But, obviously, killing 33 people is always a good thing. Everything just clicked for me today."
2019-12-13 09:54
#64
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United States snafusr 
Crazy how humble and poignant this guy is... even after all of these wins he can still give compliments where they're due to the other team
2019-12-13 16:00
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