NiP stun Astralis as EPL Season 11 opening day reaches end

The first day of ESL Pro League Season 11 came to a close with a stunning upset as NiP made light work of world No.2 Astralis.

It has been a rough few months for Astralis. The Danish team, who had lost over 150 points in the world rankings in Monday's weekly update, began their Pro League campaign on the wrong foot as they were humbled by NiP in a quick two-map series.

The Ninjas commenced their impressive campaign on Vertigo, where a convincing start on the T side saw the Swedes pick up a whopping 12 rounds. Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's pistol round triple kill gave Astralis a way back into the game, but rifles in the hands of NiP meant a swift 16-6 conclusion to map one, with Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner shining with an impressive 1.74 rating.

NiP were too hot for Astralis to handle

After switching to their map pick, Overpass, Astralis managed to claw their initial T-side rounds but once more dropped the ball when faced against rifles. After a three-round string, the former No.1 squad managed to add only one more round to their tally, concluding their offensive half with a seven-round deficit.

Another pistol round seemed like a promising start for the Danes; however, they were once more overpowered by NiP when push came to shove. A back and forth played against Astralis' deficit, as the Danes were defeated, once again without posting double-digits.

Matchpage
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16th March 2020
Sweden
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Vertigo
16
8
Overpass
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 29 - 33 -4 75.0 0.98
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 33 - 33 0 70.3 0.98
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 25 - 34 -9 58.4 0.80
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 23 - 36 -13 62.6 0.70
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 19 - 39 -20 64.5 0.62
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 45 - 27 +18 105.5 1.57
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 44 - 24 +20 92.1 1.49
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 29 - 24 +5 72.4 1.21
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 28 - 26 +2 74.9 1.15
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 29 - 28 +1 65.0 1.02

The Nordic clash concluded an eventful first day of ESL Pro League, which had begun with a 2-0 thrashing of ENCE by Spirit. The Russian team, who were invited at the last minute to replace BOOM, cruised past the struggling Finnish players 16-2 on Inferno before picking up a close victory in a 30-round Train game.

Meanwhile, Vitality were made to work hard to beat GODSENT in their first match with Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier, who impressed with a 1.23 rating, the second-highest in the team. Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's troops recovered from a 7-12 deficit to post a 16-14 win on Vertigo before easing past their opponents on Nuke, where Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut dominated the map with a 1.74 rating and a 114 ADR.

Below you can find the group standings after the first day:

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1076
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
ez
2020-03-17 01:14
#4
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North America Sacrifice12
ONliners
2020-03-17 01:15
2 replies
nt 0/8
2020-03-17 14:06
1 reply
Just like astralis chances of winning online....no crowd no win
2020-03-18 18:51
And this the era of Astralis ended. Who is winning Rio Major?
2020-03-17 01:15
15 replies
The major is online so it could literally be anyone's to take. It really just depends who can channel their inner onliners and who can't
2020-03-17 01:16
8 replies
Major Online? Source?
2020-03-17 01:24
7 replies
Lulzil banning travels
2020-03-17 01:29
4 replies
#68
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Brazil amagalhaes
lulzil my ass, measures for coronavirus aren’t a joke, u dumb fuck
2020-03-17 02:48
3 replies
#72
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Sweden quacke
Lulzil is lulzil even without corona virus
2020-03-17 03:40
2 replies
Lulzilians always lashing out
2020-03-17 05:06
1 reply
LULZIL LMFAO ANOTHER GREAT VICTORY BY HLTV MEN
2020-03-17 06:52
There was an hltv article about it I'm pretty sure. I read it here or dust2
2020-03-17 03:27
They will be playing from bootcamps
2020-03-17 10:51
probably ence
2020-03-17 01:39
2 replies
Ence winning anything, that’s a good one. They can’t even win a single map against anyone got crushed by spirit
2020-03-17 11:39
1 reply
saving taktiks for major
2020-03-17 15:22
#63
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Brazil goatzera
FaZe, NaVi, fnatic
2020-03-17 02:35
#76
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Russia pochesun
BIG beat Navi in finals.
2020-03-17 03:59
#81
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France iLekaa
Gen.G would be amazing but I guess it is really too early to hope for a major win ^^'
2020-03-17 05:12
#6
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Europe Niko0
respect
2020-03-17 01:15
I was first wtf hltv racist
2020-03-17 01:15
EAZY FOR REZ LOL
2020-03-17 01:15
#10
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Japan AYAYA_Clap
EZ 4 NIP MAGIC
2020-03-17 01:15
2 replies
nt arborga
2020-03-17 01:17
1 reply
arboga is trik
2020-03-17 01:47
#11
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Peru Elkauza
ASTRALIS IS DONE MATE CHANGE MY MIND
2020-03-17 01:15
4 replies
They might still beat Liquid :( #liquidfan
2020-03-17 07:21
3 replies
On the other side, beating the current Astralis could give Liquid the confidence boost they need to get back to a strong form.
2020-03-17 08:11
2 replies
Too bad they wont play again for several months. :(
2020-04-14 08:45
1 reply
fair point
2020-04-15 09:40
ripstralis
2020-03-17 01:16
Easy nip
2020-03-17 01:16
LULW
2020-03-17 01:16
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-03-17 01:17
lol ez
2020-03-17 01:17
#20
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
R EZ
2020-03-17 01:17
Astralis era is over Time has come for s1mple
2020-03-17 01:17
10 replies
#27
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Indonesia lumayan
1 lucky tournament and its time for s1mple xaxaxa
2020-03-17 01:19
8 replies
> destroy G2 & Astralis completely > lucky
2020-03-17 02:25
7 replies
+111
2020-03-17 03:45
#86
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Ukraine Astrali5
> also loses to fnatic and struggle against FaZe TWICE indeed.
2020-03-17 05:29
2 replies
#93
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Russia ToughGuy
Tell me more buddy Fnatic lost to astralis and g2 before navi raped them
2020-03-17 06:19
Imagine bragging that faze lost twice xD mens
2020-03-17 08:15
#174
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Indonesia lumayan
What now? S1mple rekt lol
2020-03-18 10:39
2 replies
well, s1mple was kinda shit in that match, although it has to do with the online format
2020-03-18 13:27
1 reply
#179
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Indonesia lumayan
Yayayayayayayayayaya
2020-03-18 23:44
#45
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United States 1nsaneMe
+111
2020-03-17 01:52
#23
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Brazil Elakk
eZ for R EZ
2020-03-17 01:17
#25
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Indonesia lumayan
Ence having fun
2020-03-17 01:18
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ENCE KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK AST28LYS
2020-03-17 01:19
#29
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China DessertFox
Astralis, stop using rubbish HP monitors. Switch back to XL2546 ASAP!
2020-03-17 01:21
#30
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Iran oldHabit
EZ 4 R EZ
2020-03-17 01:22
respect!
2020-03-17 01:25
#34
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Poland Hanse
Astralis give my back my paycheck
2020-03-17 01:27
ez money for bettors in online cs, lmao
2020-03-17 01:40
nip too good
2020-03-17 01:41
#39
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Serbia Jnordz
Ez for R EZ Dupreeh so bad recently xaxaxa maybe North will have him
2020-03-17 01:41
1 reply
And they can invite kjaerbye XDDD
2020-03-17 05:26
Nip onliners
2020-03-17 01:47
1 reply
#44
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North America SLGam1ng
to bad for astralis :)
2020-03-17 01:52
#46
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United States 1nsaneMe
Misutaa is gonna be vitality's electronic. Mark my words.
2020-03-17 01:53
6 replies
I Hope so...for french cs and zywoo
2020-03-17 02:02
3 replies
#114
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Spain Medlar
Electronic so big to have partners or equals. He IS the only one.
2020-03-17 09:16
2 replies
#157
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United States 1nsaneMe
Nah elige and magisk are up there with him. Electronic's level is achievable. S1mple's isn't
2020-03-17 15:38
1 reply
The level of a few players isnt achievable..
2020-03-18 12:19
#92
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Russia ToughGuy
No he wont?
2020-03-17 06:17
1 reply
#156
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United States 1nsaneMe
He should be then we will have a rivalry between riflers to see. It's all been awpers all this time that gets the limelight mostly.
2020-03-17 15:34
Astralis0
2020-03-17 01:56
Unexpected.
2020-03-17 01:59
LOL
2020-03-17 02:06
I think ESL aggravated their anti cheat policy. Now, gla1ve and dupreeh can't lock for info anymore. Thus, the bad result.
2020-03-17 02:10
1 reply
Flag doesn't check out
2020-03-17 02:23
expected
2020-03-17 02:21
Just lucky, online map 🤔
2020-03-17 02:22
3 replies
>Just Lucky >16-8, 16-6 Pick one
2020-03-17 07:19
2 replies
Hahahahaha right? Ast got recked. Online doesn’t matter lol that’s how 98% of cs is played if that’s the excuse it’s sad. The difference isn’t much at all exp where they are playing from. 30 ping? Come on hahahah
2020-03-17 11:35
1 reply
Astralis Was Ping Smurfing Navi Raped Astralis In Katowice now they cant get back on feet Lol
2020-03-17 11:56
Massive fluke, nip only wins against astralis in an online game
2020-03-17 02:22
dw mens astralis will toggle during major
2020-03-17 02:23
rEZ
2020-03-17 02:26
#62
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Russia ToughGuy
Online doesnt count
2020-03-17 02:29
1 reply
#66
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Panama FUN4ENCE
If astralis doesn't care about getting to playoffs sure
2020-03-17 02:38
#64
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Europe Vallon3
Online...
2020-03-17 02:37
LMAO REZ ONLINE COMPARED TO REZ ON LAN
2020-03-17 03:08
#71
flusha | 
Italy HeSY
Dope Let's go boiz
2020-03-17 03:28
#74
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Thailand hahahoha
rez, best onliner i ever seen. only xantares is better
2020-03-17 03:45
REZ... EZ is in the name and then Astralis win the major without dropping a single map
2020-03-17 04:11
astralis sucks lol
2020-03-17 04:18
lol astralis is shit
2020-03-17 05:16
#84
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Ukraine Astrali5
Online btw
2020-03-17 05:28
Wtf lol
2020-03-17 05:32
all it takes to end the Astralis era is a virus that forces all CS:GO matches online why didn’t we do this earlier?
2020-03-17 05:37
2 replies
actually made me laugh a little
2020-03-17 06:09
+¹1111
2020-03-17 07:20
lul keep they rushing every round and lost the round afterward
2020-03-17 05:44
CLASSIC NIP MAGIC
2020-03-17 06:11
online cs
2020-03-17 06:22
old TSM /danish chokers are back xD best team in history my ass
2020-03-17 06:38
5 replies
No cheats no win
2020-03-17 07:07
#113
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Europe Theivze
Name a greater team.
2020-03-17 09:15
3 replies
#150
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Sweden Zlatanist
Early nip, fnatic 2014/2015 SK 2016 Shall I continue
2020-03-17 14:22
2 replies
hahahahaha astralis shit all over these team achievment wise, dont be delusional swedicuck
2020-03-17 22:41
#180
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Europe Theivze
0/8 nt
2020-03-19 03:27
Poggg
2020-03-17 07:08
Stun? They got raped
2020-03-17 07:11
2 replies
Astralis rekt some team: "Astralis demolish", "Astralis crush", "Astralis ease past". Some team rekt Astralis: "... stun Astralis".
2020-03-17 07:45
1 reply
Exactly!
2020-03-17 12:50
Online CS
2020-03-17 07:27
Unexpected from professional rust players
2020-03-17 08:21
#115
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina permz
I like
2020-03-17 09:27
This is why Online will always be irrelevant, just delay the leagues until summer and eventually get to play them on lan, this is just straight up irrelevant scrims.
2020-03-17 09:38
LULSTRALIS
2020-03-17 09:52
how did it happen? can anyone give reasonable ideas? I havent seen the match
2020-03-17 10:12
1 reply
#121
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Germany sommares
i only saw the 2nd half of the 2nd match and it looked like astralis was throwing and not really concentrating. pushing alone, not getting trades, running into the open etc. on the other side NIP was playing on their best level
2020-03-17 10:21
Greatest upset of 2020
2020-03-17 10:45
Nice
2020-03-17 10:46
i cant believe this.. lose its ok, but the score is unacceptable...
2020-03-17 10:54
🦀 ASTRALIS IS DEAD 🦀
2020-03-17 10:55
1 reply
Still playing. Corona virus is not that dangerous for them
2020-03-17 11:04
Nip On online BE like... 16-6 win Nip on LAN be like... 16-2 lost
2020-03-17 11:04
Get clapped
2020-03-17 11:04
Online sums it up
2020-03-17 11:20
Right on nip!
2020-03-17 11:32
-ZONIC +HUNDEN ASAP
2020-03-17 11:42
Astalis won 3 pistols and following ecos. They also won the round after Nips pistol win.
2020-03-17 11:47
1 reply
#162
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Sweden Zlatanist
It's all about the gun rounds 🖖
2020-03-17 17:12
So happy to see such a good nip
2020-03-17 12:10
#138
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Chile strong221
R EZ
2020-03-17 12:11
#139
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Russia Praeter
thanks for ruining my fantasy, Astralis
2020-03-17 12:12
ASStralis
2020-03-17 13:04
#145
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Spain Disundead
We can’t day nothing about ERA or similar, this is just Counter Strike and they are humans, and it happens when you play high level. Everybody expect win after win when you are Astralis, and it’s soon to speak too much. We will see!
2020-03-17 13:57
ez 300$
2020-03-17 14:10
#149
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Australia HighRate
Astralis is dead. will disband in 2 weeks
2020-03-17 14:10
fixed match
2020-03-17 14:46
ASTRALUL
2020-03-17 15:01
ezy for rez and sweden
2020-03-17 15:05
Rez online +18 Rez on lan -18
2020-03-17 15:38
1 reply
#160
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Sweden Fizze
NiP era when the corona makes all the tournaments to be played online
2020-03-17 16:06
Maybe Astralis time is over now as no.1. They have not played like the use to lately.
2020-03-17 15:49
#161
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Sweden X-rAy
astralis cheats outdated?
2020-03-17 16:56
1 reply
cant afford renewal due to stock meltdown
2020-03-18 13:42
#163
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Ukraine FGVM
And people are still mad at NaVi overtaking Astralis after a performance like this? LUL
2020-03-17 17:17
3 replies
and lose to north
2020-03-17 21:15
LUL
2020-03-17 22:07
North should get the 1# now LULLUULUL
2020-03-17 22:43
astralis is piece of sh*t tier3 after my comment come astralis fans, that they say astralis was major champions. yeah you're right but it was in past. now its 2020 its NAVI time
2020-03-17 17:19
wow not even double digits wtf did astralis tooooo i fell a sleep at Nuke game
2020-03-17 18:41
2 replies
#167
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Denmark dongeey
they didn't play Nuke though
2020-03-17 19:27
1 reply
lol ye my bad i dunno why i remember nuke before i K.O
2020-03-17 22:39
#169
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Sweden Zlatanist
Slaughter
2020-03-17 22:06
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