fnatic deny Astralis comeback to go 2-0 in ESL Pro League

fnatic have secured their second victory in ESL Pro League's second stage after taking down Astralis in a close three-map series.

The Swedes fought off two comeback attempts from Astralis, who managed to make Dust2 and Inferno incredibly close affairs despite finding themselves down 0-7 and 1-7 early but faltered at the last minute, with fnatic closing out the opening and deciding map to win the series.

The opening half of Dust2 could have turned out many ways when the first two rounds came down to clutches, but it was fnatic who reaped the rewards from Jesper "JW" Wecksell's consecutive 1v2s to get off to a dominant start.

fnatic start the second stage 2-0

A 7-0 run and eventually a 12-3 half suggested it was only a matter of time before the Swedes picked up a series lead, but Astralis still managed to fight back, with Nicolai "device" Reedtz putting up a triple and a 1v1 clutch to set off the comeback attempt. It wasn't until late in the game that fnatic picked themselves up again in true fnatic fashion — by turning around a 2v5 situation with just pistols — and claimed a hard-fought 16-13 victory.

Astralis settled the score to keep their hopes alive on Nuke. In the first half, the two sides went back and forth as the Danes were one round better before going over to the defense, where they gained a leg up with a 5-0 start and managed to stay in control, equalizing the series at 16-11.

Inferno saw fnatic close things out after another back-and-forth affair, in which JW & co. got off to another commanding lead early on but found themselves having to fight a tough battle. Staring down the barrel at 7-14, Astralis rose to the challenge and brought the map all the way to the end of regulation, but an ace and a key entry from Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin edged the series towards the Swedes.

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Nuke
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Inferno
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 65 - 58 +7 84.0 1.17
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 59 - 53 +6 70.6 1.09
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 57 - 60 -3 76.3 1.03
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 62 - 59 +3 79.4 1.03
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 45 - 56 -11 67.3 0.88
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 56 - 57 -1 72.1 1.07
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 62 - 64 -2 74.4 1.05
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 56 - 58 -2 74.6 1.04
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 60 - 56 +4 74.9 1.04
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 51 - 54 -3 74.2 0.99

With two more matches of the second round to go, the standings of the second stage of ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe currently look as follows:

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1498
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1710
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Fnatic > Astralis Sweden > Denmark
2020-04-06 18:29
GET FUCKED ON ASTRALIS
2020-04-06 18:30
Online cs is random as usual
2020-04-06 18:34
Dreamhack masters malmö?
2020-04-06 18:48
Get denied blastralis
2020-04-06 19:07
Expected result tbf Flusha mouse lift > gla1ve nvidia bug
2020-04-06 19:34
lol :DDD
2020-04-06 19:59
Real flusha?
2020-04-06 20:13
yes
2020-04-06 20:26
Good luck for your next games flusha! except against mouz, obviously :D
2020-04-06 20:36
#140
God | 
Australia zi8gzag 
based flusha
2020-04-07 04:07
#143
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Vietnam password2810 
big fan
2020-04-07 07:46
#56
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Europe chespiZ 
Yup online tournament are trash
2020-04-06 19:00
#117
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Spain TryToEvolve 
322 is real
2020-04-06 22:11
#138
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North America 007DBR9 
fnatic known laners nt also #4 beating #2 isn't surprising
2020-04-07 01:37
#9
Brollan | 
Sweden p0pps 
+1 nothing more shit then denmark
2020-04-06 18:30
denmark>swedistan.
2020-04-06 19:27
copenhagenistan nt
2020-04-06 20:23
#134
Brollan | 
Sweden p0pps 
can hear what you say with all that oatmeal thats stuck in your throat
2020-04-06 22:46
can?
2020-04-06 22:54
why u say that to northern jermany
2020-04-06 18:32
+9999999999999 Denmark is a shithole
2020-04-06 18:33
LETS FUCKING GO
2020-04-06 18:30
So ez 4 Golden
2020-04-06 18:31
+1 Fnatic under Golden's leadership is just magic compared to trashcan they were before and when kicked him.
2020-04-06 18:44
jirnui +
2020-04-06 18:45
#54
JW | 
Palestine Entry_ 
but even though Golden is showing us what Fnatic can be, we will never forget our loved IGL Pronax
2020-04-06 18:57
#69
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
+1
2020-04-06 19:26
#47
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India suvvycr7 
Ur profile name sucks so hard 😂😂😂
2020-04-06 18:46
#70
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
your country sucks so hard 😂😂😂
2020-04-06 19:27
frenchie speaking 😂 😂 😂
2020-04-06 19:28
dev2ce fan 😂😂😂
2020-04-06 22:40
so?
2020-04-06 22:41
#129
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Sweden fantaoskar 
Lol Denmark so bad 😂😂😂
2020-04-06 22:44
likewise 😂😂😂
2020-04-06 22:45
Is that supposed to be an insult? Lol
2020-04-06 22:44
#136
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
+1 bro
2020-04-07 00:32
it's not an insult, it's proof of his autism.
2020-04-07 18:27
#150
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India suvvycr7 
i dind even talk about ur country u fool ...but i respect evry country ...every country has its own beauty
2020-04-07 16:59
#151
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
beauty in india = people unable to have access to water/overpopulated cities 0/8 oh i give you the taj mahal 1/8 nt
2020-04-07 17:53
#153
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India suvvycr7 
😂😂😂 sry ur a racist... As, usual western stereotypes..
2020-04-08 04:05
#154
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
I am not, just saying that your country has problems :) and that's true
2020-04-08 13:54
#53
JW | 
Palestine Entry_ 
having golden as IGL and brollan with the scopey scopey, Krimz chilling and holding, JW and Flusha trolling is the best shit ever. if you are a Fnatic fan it's because of this #AlwaysFnatic
2020-04-06 18:56
+1
2020-04-06 22:44
#139
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North America 007DBR9 
+11111
2020-04-07 01:38
#149
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Other dednark 
+1
2020-04-07 12:56
#3
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Finland Cucumber)) 
JW R8 GOD
2020-04-06 18:30
#146
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Italy DEB 
+1
2020-04-07 09:36
astralis sux
2020-04-06 18:30
Rekt by brollan Krieg Cry is free
2020-04-06 18:30
#7
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United States WilsonDS 
Flusha
2020-04-06 18:30
#8
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Romania ViolentJ 
GGs
2020-04-06 18:30
nice
2020-04-06 18:30
#11
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Russia de_markastyan 
nice one jw bestest with his r8
2020-04-06 18:31
Ez 4 the cheaters clan.
2020-04-06 18:31
#14
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Europe ipufosenia 
title: 2-0 score: 2-1
2020-04-06 18:31
idiot
2020-04-06 18:32
2 games 2 wins = 2-0
2020-04-06 18:33
"fnatic deny astralis comeback to go 2-0 IN ESL PRO LEAGUE"
2020-04-06 18:36
U lack brain cells friend
2020-04-06 18:43
Sometimes people are too fast to criticize someone, but they don't even bother to check if there is a reason to do that.
2020-04-06 19:05
Agreed
2020-04-06 22:45
#66
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Singapore Wadufuk 
On a scale from 1-10, how retarded are you?
2020-04-06 19:23
#102
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Czech Republic xANUx 
Looks like 15 is the correct answer
2020-04-06 20:50
Astralis in 2020 lmao watch them not even qualify for major))
2020-04-06 18:31
why so much backslash to astralis? they are doing well. not top1, but top3.. thats enough
2020-04-06 19:42
not even top 5 right now
2020-04-06 19:57
so who else is? mouz? g2? fnatic? mouz didnt even make semis in katowice. astralis beat fnatic in katowice g2 one final, completely overrated, went out in stage 1
2020-04-06 20:04
G2 had the hardest group and only went out because of shit system Astralis had the easiest group ( like always because ESL sucks ) even my MM team could've qualified from group A
2020-04-06 20:06
so what if g2 is top5 they had to beat og and faze dude and the rest? I still wait for seeing 5 teams better than astralis only navi is better than them rn. ( the pro scene is fucked no matter what. no lan until cologne, which is probably online too )
2020-04-06 20:14
Shit system? If they had won they would have gone further
2020-04-06 20:30
im not talking about that G2 lost vs OG and its their fault , but ESL's old system where everyone had to play vs everyone was better imo
2020-04-06 20:31
definitely
2020-04-06 20:32
still waiting dude
2020-04-06 21:26
#104
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Denmark Menterx 
Well haters gotta hate...
2020-04-06 21:02
#16
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Switzerland suren2k 
The era is finished officially
2020-04-06 18:31
#72
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
It ended a year ago
2020-04-06 19:28
+1
2020-04-06 19:29
#18
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Russia NorthRussian 
Astral2s era ended.Its time for a new teams to took top places.The time has come to NaVi,Fnatic,G2,FaZe and mouz.
2020-04-06 18:32
#25
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
No, it's looks like absolutely new era in CS:GO pro scene. All top10 teams can beat each other. No more dominant teams.
2020-04-06 18:35
#145
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Canada herocoolzzz 
+1 more various team winning a tournament
2020-04-07 09:14
#147
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Denmark far3l 
CSGO scene has obviously taking a boost with the astralis era coming to an end. I cheered for dupreeh and devve since their days in dignitas but I do appreciate to see a more competetive scene tbh. I hope the hate on astralis will decline aswell, now that they dont go braindead 2-0 each and every BO3.
2020-04-07 10:26
Astralis still better than all the teams except navi online results dont matter too. its 1st navi 2nd astralis 3 mouz 4 g2/fnatic 5 g2/fnatic 6 faze 7 liquid 8 eg and now it gets relevant
2020-04-06 18:35
#33
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
why would astralis be that high. if u are talking about previous winnings i can tell u fnatic has better placings in last 6 months. as does mouz as does navi 1. NaVi 2. Fnatic 3. G2 4. Mouz 5. Astralis
2020-04-06 18:37
+1
2020-04-06 18:44
+1
2020-04-06 19:26
lol not at all. semis malmo, 1st beijing, 1st ecs, semis epl, 1st blast global, semis kato, last place blast premier. this shits on fnatic.
2020-04-06 19:31
#85
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
Astralis 3rd-4th Malmo vs Fnatic 1st Malmo Bejing tier 2 Astralis 1st ECS vs Fnatic 3rd-4th ECS Astralis 3rd-4th EPL vs Fnatic 2nd EPL Blast tier 2 (fucking NiP and FaZe 2/4 of the opponents lol) Astralis 3rd-4th Kato vs Fnatic 3rd-4th Kato Astralis bomb out of Copenhagen as well xD and fail in Blast Premier which is also a LAn tournament
2020-04-06 20:13
love how youre adjusting it so it favors fnatic.
2020-04-06 20:32
Fnatic has only made semi final + finishes with this lineup. Astralis has bombed out of two big tournaments. 1st place: Astralis 1 fnatic 1 2nd place Astralis 0 fnatic 2 3rd-4th place: Astralis 3 fnatic 2 Starseries as well i forgot)))) AKA - FNATIC BETTER PLACINGS MENS)))))) Also fnatic 2-1 Astralis ez
2020-04-06 21:07
astralis won 3 tournaments. none of them were tier 2. blast included top 10 teams only. beijing is kind of a tier 1.5 event, there was 5 top 10 teams, one top15. two weaker teams. ecs was a tier 1 event. stop being a biased fanboy.
2020-04-06 22:09
Blast had fucking NiP and the shitty FaZe. The only opponent was Liquid realistically and wow what would you know? They're shit again. Bejing was tier 2 dont be delusional, again only 1 realistic opponent I never discounted ECS kiddo right back at ya bud
2020-04-06 22:14
beijing wasnt tier 2. nip was a top 10 team, as well as faze. i didnt say you discounted ecs.
2020-04-06 22:17
Bejing was tier 2 NiP couldnt win even if the opponents were blinded same as FaZe You brought up ECS for no reason then as i'd already counted it
2020-04-06 22:24
i wont argue with burgers. goodbye.
2020-04-06 22:25
so astralis had higher placings than mouz.. astralis beat fnatic in katowice so why should fnatic be higher than them? because of this online bo3? which is more valueable? lan bo3 > online bo3 g2 had no achievements at all before katowice, one final doesnt make them above astralis, especially when they didnt even beat them, and went out here from the groups in epl if you really put fnatic as second you are just biased and dumb together, as fnatic has the same achievements in 2020 as astralis rn. and lan is obviously more valueable astralis is deserved #2 in the rankings and will stand there.
2020-04-06 19:47
hes delusional
2020-04-06 20:33
1st place: Astralis 1 fnatic 1 2nd place Astralis 0 fnatic 2 3rd-4th place: Astralis 3 fnatic 2
2020-04-06 21:08
1st place fnatic? where haha OCTOBER 2019 LOL hltv.org/events/4553/dreamhack-masters-m.. just accept it dude haha
2020-04-06 21:27
he mentioned malmo not me bro
2020-04-06 21:28
but you comment that to me bro astralis > fnatic, even the ranking agrees lol
2020-04-06 21:37
the ranking is retarded. eg was #1 after new york LMAO
2020-04-06 21:49
big event, beating #2 twice, once in a bo5. semis at the major, beating astralis, liquid, navi. esl pro league s9 semis, ecs s7 semis.
2020-04-06 22:14
so is navi rn. one tournemant good next shit luckily navi doesnt have to play lan anymore
2020-04-06 22:24
+1
2020-04-06 20:24
What the point to give 3 points for the win? You may as well give 1 point. All points are just multiple of 3. Who works for esl? Also, why not give at least 1 point if you lose, but win 1 map. Like it doesn't show the impact. Astralis could have already 2 points.
2020-04-06 18:32
#28
flusha | 
India kholwal 
RD is calculated m8
2020-04-06 18:36
"" maps are calculated as well
2020-04-06 18:43
Rd matters when teams have same points
2020-04-06 19:09
#23
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
nice match
2020-04-06 18:33
#24
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Brazil lima 
#MIBR GO GO GO FAN
2020-04-06 18:34
#30
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Ukraine workspree 
hahahah, Astralis needs 10 players roster to win matches :DDDD
2020-04-06 18:36
its 16-14 not 16-13 admin
2020-04-06 18:36
#ALWAYSWITHYOU
2020-04-06 18:36
#34
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Japan pawbeast 
Thanks Fnatic Almost amazing throw on inferno 14-7 LOL
2020-04-06 18:38
#35
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Cambodia CyBeRv! 
Ez top 1 xD
2020-04-06 18:38
#36
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India Drakkan 
Why is astralis suddenly losing its shit??
2020-04-06 18:39
#51
steel | 
Brazil tofblu 
no more smoke bug
2020-04-06 18:52
#37
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Ukraine McSwell 
"Astralis era" LUL
2020-04-06 18:40
#38
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Sweden agzbagz1337 
rekt danes
2020-04-06 18:41
#39
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Sweden Fizze 
Brollan pog
2020-04-06 18:42
Golden is life for Fnatic.
2020-04-06 18:43
#45
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Xyp lost the game Good to see Device getting back in form in the tournament now and Dupreeh putting up numbers to shut up the naysayers again and again. Believe will win the next 3 games, maybe Mouz will give some tough time. Kudos to Fnatic
2020-04-06 18:44
#65
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
It would be typical of Astralis to take the last 3 games and then winning the tournament :)
2020-04-06 19:18
#100
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
yess mens)) those counting them out on back of these losses dont really know how Astralis usually plays with what pace.
2020-04-06 20:38
Astralis aint dominant anymore. Astralis 2018 > Astralis 2019 > Astralis 2020 Happy to see more competitive cs scene where any team in top 10 can beat anyone. Go Navi, Fnatic, G2, Mouz, Faze. It's ur time to shine.
2020-04-06 18:47
#55
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Iceland caverat 
fnatic almost lose to astralis both (include navi) are on the same level
2020-04-06 18:59
Yeah they are the same level not dominant.
2020-04-06 19:08
#50
Twistzz | 
Germany t.o.p 
Expected
2020-04-06 18:49
#52
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Russia Desmos 
Ez ASTRABOT
2020-04-06 18:52
2ez
2020-04-06 19:01
#58
flusha | 
India kholwal 
Astralis gonna loose to faze tooooo MARK MY WORDS
2020-04-06 19:02
#60
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Poland friendlySeb 
This was the real fight of the titans. Both teams played great, one of the best matches in EPL so far.
2020-04-06 19:04
GOLDEN my guy
2020-04-06 19:18
twitter.com/i/status/1247195098292670470 hahahahahah.... funny video
2020-04-06 19:26
#92
ropz | 
Finland drez_Fs 
ahaha
2020-04-06 20:25
Lmao.
2020-04-06 21:42
#144
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Sweden flippig 
Rofl
2020-04-07 07:47
#76
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World Notb8ing 
Blastralis blasts off again!
2020-04-06 19:31
Gg ez for Sweden
2020-04-06 19:39
#88
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Brazil parrud0www 
Astralis tier 2
2020-04-06 20:20
Hahaha online cs is a joke Navi Rank 1 = Onliners
2020-04-06 20:25
Na`Vi got to #1 after they won their Blast group and Katowice, before EPL announced matches are gonna be played online, you fucking clown.
2020-04-06 21:39
+1
2020-04-06 22:38
katowice = no crowd = online
2020-04-07 06:04
Clown...
2020-04-07 07:42
#148
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Sweden axelious 
That's not how it works...
2020-04-07 10:29
#101
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Brazil oldStar 
Online...
2020-04-06 20:45
gg
2020-04-06 20:51
Astralis not using SG in T side, is that costing them the maps?
2020-04-06 21:11
fnatic is back, boys!
2020-04-06 21:38
#124
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Brazil Fauchard 
Astralis ERA over finally !
2020-04-06 22:35
#131
alex | 
Spain mokerz 
jw always top player
2020-04-06 22:44
#137
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Sweden dogtown 
MAYBE ASTRALIS SHOULD USE THEIR NEW SUPER SUB LOLOLOL TRASH
2020-04-07 01:15
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