Astralis hammer G2 to win ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe

Astralis have emerged victorious from the first Regional Major Ranking event in Europe after hammering G2 in a 3-0 grand final series.

The Danish side has ended their title-less drought in 2020 after a dominant run throughout ESL One: Road to Rio playoffs, where they went undefeated as they took down G2 on two separate occasions and FaZe.

Their final series against the French-Serbian side could not have gone much more convincingly, as Astralis entered the best-of-five title decider with a map advantage after coming from the upper bracket and quickly disposed of G2 on the following two maps with a 16-6 scoreline on their Nuke and 16-2 on their opponents' pick, Vertigo.

With the victory, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and company have not only maintained first place but also earned a healthy advantage in the Regional Major Ranking standings in Europe, which also comprise the StarLadder Major and two upcoming RMR tournaments and will determine invites to the only Major of 2020, ESL One Rio.

device capped off a fantastic tournament with a 1.75 rating in the final

Astralis kicked off the series with a successful streak on the offensive side of Nuke, where after a pistol round victory they consistently came out on top of close scenarios, including two dangerous anti-forcebuys and a 1v2 clutch from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen.

Down 0-7, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's quad-kill in main gave G2 their first entry and earned them a way back into contention for the map, as it was enough to force Astralis on a low buy. However, the half was still in control of the Danes, in the end, with Nicolai "device" Reedtz's triple-kill with a Tec-9 helping them earn a three-round advantage.

When sides switched, G2 were in trouble once the second pistol went the other way, and this time Astralis didn't allow them to find a way back in, closing the map 16-6 on the back of a flawless defense.

The French-Serbian team looked to improve on their own pick, Vertigo, but found themselves completely outclassed up against the red-hot Astralis. The Danes put together a near-perfect defense worth 13 rounds and soon ended G2's misery at 16-2 after clinching the second pistol round with ease.

Matchpage
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0
17th May 2020
France
1
Default
0
16
Nuke
6
16
Vertigo
2
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 46 - 23 +23 108.5 1.75
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 34 - 16 +18 88.0 1.48
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 36 - 15 +21 80.8 1.46
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 27 - 18 +9 83.8 1.32
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 25 - 25 0 74.5 1.11
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 22 - 34 -12 66.0 0.77
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 21 - 32 -11 58.6 0.71
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 23 - 33 -10 62.9 0.67
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 18 - 34 -16 57.4 0.62
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 13 - 35 -22 44.8 0.43

Pending the 5th-6th decider's result between NiP and Heretics, the standings of ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe are:

1. Denmark Astralis - $33,000 + 1,600 RMR points
2. France G2 - $21,500 + 1,500 RMR points
3. Europe FaZe - $14,000 + 1,400 RMR points
4. France Vitality - $10,000 + 1,300 RMR points
5. Sweden NiP / France Heretics - $7,500 + 1,200 RMR points
6. Sweden NiP / France Heretics - $6,500 + 1,100 RMR points
7. Europe GODSENT - $6,000 + 1,000 RMR points
8. Denmark North - $5,000 + 720 RMR points*
9. Finland ENCE - $3,250 + 800 RMR points
10. Denmark Copenhagen Flames - $2,500 + 700 RMR points
11. Spain Movistar Riders - $2,250 + 600 RMR points
12. Sweden fnatic - $1,500 + 500 RMR points
13-14. Europe mousesports - $1,000 + 350 RMR points
13-14. Europe Complexity - $1,000 + 350 RMR points
15-16. Europe c0ntact - 150 RMR points
15-16. Sweden Dignitas - 150 RMR points

*North received a 20% points reduction due to substituting Kjaerbye with Jumpy during the tournament

The current Regional Major Ranking standings for Europe now look as follows:

1. Denmark Astralis - 2,400 points
2. France G2 - 1,680 points
3. France Vitality - 1,660 points
4. Europe FaZe - 1,580 points
5. Finland ENCE - 1,280 points
6. Sweden NiP / France Heretics - 1,200 points
7. Sweden NiP / France Heretics - 1,100 points
8. Europe GODSENT - 1,000 points
9. Denmark North - 900 points
10. Denmark Copenhagen Flames - 700 points
11. Europe mousesports - 650 points
12. Spain Movistar Riders - 600 points
13. Sweden fnatic - 500 points
14. Europe Complexity - 350 points
15. Europe c0ntact - 330 points
16. Sweden Dignitas - 150 points

Two more RMR events, which are yet to be announced, will take place before ESL One Rio invites are sent out. In Europe, a total of 11 spots at the Major are on offer: three Legends, six Challengers, and two Contenders.

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1618
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
GG Astralis very good online... G2 win Lan i think or mibr
2020-05-17 21:43
#8
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India _SHM_ 
GenG will beat Astralis
2020-05-17 21:44
#11
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Looks like there is no doubt of what teams that is the real top1
2020-05-17 21:46
so boring wtf
2020-05-17 21:45
#64
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Denmark Duke1996 
so exciting wtf
2020-05-17 21:54
+1
2020-05-19 10:10
Youtube and twitch should be sued to stream such brutal rape live
2020-05-17 21:54
#87
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Denmark Eagle3y3z 
+1
2020-05-17 22:05
Lol facts that was hard to watch
2020-05-17 22:13
#215
device | 
Italy Spiryn 
How on earth is this boring lmao look at what kind of counter strike they are finally playing again, dominating like that the entire tournament, i find it interesting, plenty of stuff to learn from them :-)
2020-05-18 09:07
G2 ahaha "48-0"
2020-05-17 22:19
#168
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Indonesia N1tz_id 
Will be great match
2020-05-17 23:56
#213
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Denmark HAKA1 
Is that team even allowed to play against astralis? Kek tier 3 team
2020-05-18 07:42
EZtralis #1
2020-05-17 21:44
Imagine calling Astralis onliners
2020-05-17 21:47
#62
Jamppi | 
Finland viikeri 
Imagine taking anything seriously from brazilian
2020-05-17 21:53
Salt is real
2020-05-17 21:49
#57
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Finland Smoonah 
gg most annoying set of casters I've heard in a while congrats
2020-05-17 21:53
I watched without sound kekw
2020-05-17 21:55
#96
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Finland Smoonah 
I just can't stand the silence lol. But playing it with sound pisses me off so can't win really :(
2020-05-17 22:11
#231
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Spain N0Love 
ESL casters are terrible. Overreacting and overplaying every single thing like it was the most amazing stuff they've seen in their lifes and always screaming like retards for no reason it's so cringe. Since Machine took Sadokist's spot even HenryG is casting like this it's really annoying to watch. If only we could have ESL teams with Flashpoint casters...
2020-05-18 12:02
#248
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Finland Smoonah 
Machine can’t be a caster, annoying as fuck doing the breathe in thing all the time or OOF after the most basic kill acting like it was some crazy shit laughing mid sentence every god damn time with PotatoThroat “ITS ALL OVER” Greer KappaPride gives his incorrect 2 cents with everything
2020-05-19 07:21
4 major astralis (win road to rio 1st place) 2 major mibr (with stupid roster lose every qualifier)
2020-05-17 21:53
+1 I like your name BnTeT best Polish
2020-05-17 22:01
Gen g best polish team
2020-05-17 22:13
navi was top 1 several weeks ago and choked on qualifier so 0/8
2020-05-18 04:43
#78
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Denmark HAKA1 
Aye bot,g2-16 but mibr0-16
2020-05-17 22:01
+1 What a hammering!
2020-05-17 22:03
sure, astralis is renowned for being onliners... wait, they are not.
2020-05-17 22:06
G2 loves to choke in finals.. 1st in katowice now here
2020-05-17 22:12
It’s a tradition for G2, not only in CSGO, but also in LOL, they will be swept in final.
2020-05-18 03:21
the era continues
2020-05-17 23:00
mibr LOL
2020-05-18 16:39
#2
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Netherlands meneert 
5TH MAJOR INCOMING
2020-05-17 21:43
never happens
2020-05-17 21:44
never say never
2020-05-17 21:45
#21
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Malaysia Amerka! 
never
2020-05-17 21:46
#39
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Lithuania aikaz45 
You said it :o its not allowed ! :((
2020-05-17 21:48
#70
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Brazil WORDdotEXE 
never never
2020-05-17 21:56
#74
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Lithuania aikaz45 
Thats illegal :((
2020-05-17 21:59
#75
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Brazil WORDdotEXE 
arrest me sexy officer
2020-05-17 21:59
#76
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Lithuania aikaz45 
You have the right to remain ... Sexy
2020-05-17 22:00
#116
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Indonesia Kriegmeister 
+1 That was exactly what people said before Berlin major.
2020-05-17 22:17
#19
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Netherlands meneert 
netherlands get 1 major before brazil get 3 Xddddd
2020-05-17 21:45
#153
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Brazil _Awper 
Lol you're really just mocking yourself here instead of BR tho
2020-05-17 23:02
#154
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Netherlands meneert 
That’s the jokeeeeee Don’t take it serious and/or personal !
2020-05-17 23:05
#156
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Brazil _Awper 
i know!!! But you could be more offensive towards us tho LOL
2020-05-17 23:08
#159
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Netherlands meneert 
Don’t want death threats on hltv
2020-05-17 23:24
+1
2020-05-17 23:50
Here comes another diamond pick'em for me!
2020-05-17 21:48
Only corona can take it from them if they keep the form
2020-05-17 22:12
+1
2020-05-17 23:06
#3
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Spain elskio 
nice hammer hit
2020-05-17 21:43
#4
mantuu | 
Germany ArcadeX 
ggwp
2020-05-17 21:43
fucking hell
2020-05-17 21:44
#7
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Astralis by far the best team. Stop bashing Astralis and ESL. That you can't handle that fact is your problem, not theirs.
2020-05-17 21:44
BUT NAVI TOP 1 SIMPLE TOO STRONK(((((((((
2020-05-17 23:45
#232
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Spain N0Love 
The reason ppl bash Astralis and ESL has nothing to do with them being nº1 or the best team and TO. It's other things behind the scene in terms of fishy negotiations and shady stuff which I hate even being myself an Astralis fan.
2020-05-18 12:06
#9
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Finland Sergej22 
Ez
2020-05-17 21:44
Easy and clean win, but all thanks to JUGi
2020-05-17 21:45
#13
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
2018 Astralis in that one. Unchallenged.
2020-05-17 21:45
g0-3
2020-05-17 21:45
g2-16
2020-05-17 21:48
astralis era?
2020-05-17 21:45
#84
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Denmark Zaerdna 
Again?
2020-05-17 22:04
#216
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic sujkic 
never ended, they were just bored of destroying everyone so they took some time off now they're claiming what's theirs, after everyone talkin shit bout them
2020-05-18 09:57
+1
2020-05-19 10:28
astralis already 2400, points, they could basically just play the next qualifier and make Jugi and es3tag play the final one, It wouldn't change anything
2020-05-17 21:45
#130
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Finland Karppanator 
We don't know how many points the last 2 tournaments will give you towards Rio, all I've seen is that "the rest of the tournaments give way more points", even MACHINE said so today. Astralis are safe because of their form but they take a way higher hit in points if they change roster before major, they are percentage based
2020-05-17 22:25
we do, its 25% increase in points with each event hltv.org/news/29480/valve-announces-rmr-..
2020-05-17 22:42
#226
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Mongolia OMgL 
we do know lol
2020-05-18 11:47
#20
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Norway zaiiK 
sadly, faze-astralis would have been so much better to watch, even though Astralis would have cleaned the floor with faze. Lets hope someone can give Astralis a run for their money at this years majors!
2020-05-17 21:46
#97
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
No such team exists
2020-05-17 22:11
Mouz can
2020-05-17 22:22
#140
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Norway zaiiK 
the worst is, you are probably right! but here to hoping! with one team dominating like this again, CSGO isnt going to be much fun watching.
2020-05-17 22:42
#190
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
Well, idk. I quite enjoy watching astralis crush other teams, even though I'm not a big fan
2020-05-18 02:31
#22
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Russia NorthRussian 
Cold&broky >Neo&GuardiaN
2020-05-17 21:46
#23
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New Zealand HihiPeop1e222 
Ez
2020-05-17 21:46
Getting the top 2 for G2 is a really great resultat, gratz boy, we will be at rio as legend for sure!
2020-05-17 21:46
what ? legend status should mean something...not a fuckin disgrace !
2020-05-17 21:48
top 2 = "fuckin disgrace"???
2020-05-17 21:51
#81
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Denmark Menterx 
Ehh wtf are you talking about? Just bc they got stomped doesn't mean they don't "deserve" 2. place?!
2020-05-17 22:02
#124
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Romania StormiKZZ 
+1
2020-05-17 22:22
+1
2020-05-17 22:41
#146
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Lithuania Extazis 
G2 have not time to train 2 day to dreamhack when dreamhack end blast finals soo?? When it will be lan again you will see g2 one of the best teams But right now it is what it is GGWP To best cs team - Astralis.
2020-05-17 22:51
#108
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Spain 1996 
8 rounds bo5...
2020-05-17 22:14
2 MAPS
2020-05-17 22:15
#111
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Spain 1996 
ok, 8 rounds bo5
2020-05-17 22:15
#25
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Indonesia Journeast 
You can't do that, this is ESL this is not FPL
2020-05-17 21:46
#26
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Denmark clutchkongen 
youtu.be/P7IvySJgRfY kenny right now! xD
2020-05-17 21:46
#27
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
Ahahhha
2020-05-17 21:46
Horrifyingly bad format for grand finals. Astralis are the better team, but they don't deserve both first map pick and a free map win. I would bet on astralis winning either way, but they had too much of an advantage before the game even started. Upper bracket deserves an advantage, but not THIS much of one. It was a free 2:0 right after we learned astralis picked nuke as the first map. Sucks G2 didn't show up on vertigo, but they were clearly demoralized.
2020-05-17 21:48
#41
valde | 
South America Morrieh 
+1
2020-05-17 21:49
#42
STYKO | 
United States poL_aris 
g2 are a mentally weak team. and a physically weak team as well. nice excuses for g2, that was the worst beatdown ive ever seen online
2020-05-17 21:49
I'm not debating about who's better as a team, I'm targeting the tournament organizers for giving a huge advantage to astralis. Astralis would've won either way IMO, but they started way too far ahead of G2
2020-05-17 21:50
#51
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United States d123aniel2005 
+1
2020-05-17 21:51
#73
STYKO | 
United States poL_aris 
there is a reason why there is an advantage to the upper bracket finalist, you know. the organizers know that teams like g2 or faze aka really shitty, trash, multinational teams who can barely communicate with each other properly in english, will make it to through the lower bracket. to spare these bot teams the humiliation of being completely rekt 3-0 with 16-4 scorelines by superior teams (this would likely inflict irreparable psychological trauma to them, they would never be able to play top-level cs again) the organizers give the free map to the better team, so the noobs/bots arent totally humiliated and have an excuse for their poor performance
2020-05-17 21:58
That is the stupidest logic I've ever heard as it essentially implies the tournament organizers are so biased about the outcome that they rig the game in favor of the team they believe will win. Upper bracket deserves an advantage, but not THIS much of one, as I said in the OP. 5/8 bait if true. You caught me when I'm frustrated
2020-05-17 22:03
#92
STYKO | 
United States poL_aris 
dont u understand? they’re doing bot2 a favor by giving the first map to astralis by default. mentally g2 will say to themselves “oh well, its a bullshit format anyway, no chance of us winning here cuz of the format, lets push lobby on nuke every round and have fun guys!” if they were beaten 3-0, 16-2 every map with proper format the lineup would have to disband out of shame. tournament organizers know that g2 has a lot of fans (and viewership for the league) and dont want them to disband, so they give g2 an excuse for their poor performance to cushion the blow. 200 iq from esl/valve tbh
2020-05-17 22:08
Still stupid logic and possibly illegal reasoning since you're suggesting they're manipulating the results in a professional tournament setting because they pity the lineup that G2 has. This format was determined well before astralis and G2 earned the positions. G2 has a solid lineup. They got to the lower bracket finals because they are a world-class counter strike team. They don't feel threatened to disband, which is evidenced in the postmatch interview after the grand finals ended. Now I do think you're baiting, so I'll leave that there
2020-05-17 22:25
You still don't understand? ESL have to give Astralis the one map advantage and first pick in order for G2 to continue after this tournament. Otherwise all the points G2 have accumulated would be completely wasted and that is unfair towards all the other teams and would basically make the whole tournament irrelevant for the top teams. It would be incredibly biased and unheard of for ESL to push away the top teams by this kind of manipulation and top 5 ( at least ) would suddenly risk missing the major. So they have to do it this way if you want the best teams to qualify .
2020-05-17 23:53
#191
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United Kingdom Theivze 
Stop getting baited
2020-05-18 02:35
#122
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Indonesia Kriegmeister 
6/8 not bad.
2020-05-17 22:21
5/7
2020-05-18 01:15
So let's just give every tournament win to Astralis and the others can compete for 2nd place. Your logic is stupid. This tournament format is rigging the final. If you want the most consistent team to win then make a championship. Otherwise no need to make a joke of grand final with one team favoured because of its good run. The final should always be a fair and balanced match. Best format for a tournament/cup is direct elimination like in every sport. No loser bracket, no advantage given to winner bracket.
2020-05-18 02:52
ur french. u guys are starved for good teams, and esl is doing your country a favor by being generous and preventing bot2 from being completely humiliated and disbanding. if g2 disband, then you will be forced to watch zywoo suffer in vitality or botretics play stagnant in tier 2.
2020-05-18 04:47
You act like USA is the big CS nation but as far as I remember the only major USA won was a total fluke leading to C9 to explode mid-air right after. I'm not saying French scene is the fucking bomb but at least I kept talking about the real subject, tournament format, instead of trying to start a dick size competition that leads nowhere.
2020-05-18 10:29
+1 I fucking hate this format some kind of a veto advantage would be much better
2020-05-17 21:49
+1, they should never get a free map whatsoever. An extra map pick, or having their picks played first would still be a better advantage to give the team coming from upper bracket but a free map for nothing is extremely unfair.
2020-05-17 21:53
+1 good way to kill a teams motivation
2020-05-17 21:56
#93
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Denmark Eagle3y3z 
Try looking at it in a different way. Astralis bested G2 TWICE, sent them to the lower brackets, and beat them again today. So why not? What if it was the other way around? You wouldn't see people crying then. They just got RAPED on live tv... Even if they would of had the "advantage" of picking first, they still would of been mopped up 16-2.. Imagine posting 8 rounds in two maps axaxaxaxaxxaxa
2020-05-17 22:09
Again, not talking about who's the better team. You're delusional for thinking I am. I'm talking about what kind of an advantage the upper bracket team was fated to earn from the start, regardless of who made it that far. I'm targeting my frustration at the tournament organizers for giving the upper bracket team a free win and the first map pick. I couldn't give any less of a shit about astralis or G2 or the results of this tournament
2020-05-17 22:14
#106
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Denmark Eagle3y3z 
I can see the point you are putting across, and i agree. But the fact is, that regardless of the team winning upper bracket, would have that advantage. They obv wont change it for the next two events, i don't believe.
2020-05-17 22:14
And that sucks, because whoever earns that spot has such a better chance of winning against the lower bracket. It's disproportionately more rewarding to the upper bracket. They don't deserve THAT much for doing well, they deserve something like an advantage during map vetoes, not both that and a free map win
2020-05-17 22:16
#118
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Denmark Eagle3y3z 
Honestly, and this is not just being an Astralis fan. Astralis's map pool is so strong, even if G2 went 1-0 up, we would of beat them 1-3 or 2-3... Other teams have to widen their map pool, or you're fucked against the like of Astralis?
2020-05-17 22:19
Sure and at least that would've been a fairer fight for G2 and a better fan experience overall because it would've been so much more competitive and fun. But here we are, astralis were guaranteed at least two map wins the moment they got the nuke map pick
2020-05-17 22:20
#126
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Denmark Eagle3y3z 
Well either they ban overpass or nuke, and last time they tried to float overpass, they got rekt. So you can't really blame G2 for trying nuke IMO they are better on Nuke, they just didn't show up today. Lets see how the next one goes on, hope liquid step up their game, i would like to see some rivalry again!
2020-05-17 22:23
SAME OMG they need to get their shit together. Would love to see a good head to head rivalry with astralis again, that was so exciting
2020-05-17 22:27
do you realize that under normal double elimination rules astralis would get an entire SERIES advantage? normally, every team in the bracket has to be eliminated twice, that goes especially for the winners bracket team in the grand finals. g2 SHOULD be required to win 2 bo3 in a row, astralis would need 1. the fact that astralis ONLY get 1 map advantage instead of 1 series is already in favor of g2.
2020-05-18 11:51
#30
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
Cluch
2020-05-17 21:47
#31
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Denmark Duke1996 
Fastest Bo5 ever. Ez for the best team in the world.
2020-05-17 21:47
#32
STYKO | 
United States poL_aris 
it looked like they were LEM players against silvers, no offense to g2
2020-05-17 21:47
Brutal, savage, rekt.
2020-05-17 21:48
#34
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Spain Pog_chaos 
Just perfect match... no doubt the best CS team ever
2020-05-17 21:48
#37
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Kazakhstan bloodyblurry 
fastest bo5 i’ve ever ssen
2020-05-17 21:48
Took less than two hours WP
2020-05-17 21:49
#44
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Denmark chrkloster 
*North received a 20% points reduction due to substituting Kjaerbye with Jumpy during the tournament Wtf is that shit-system... So not only did North have a harder time due to using their coach, they will also get 20 % less points?!?! Nice one Valve...
2020-05-17 21:49
#49
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United States d123aniel2005 
You love to see it. Valve please fix
2020-05-17 21:50
#72
OKAYYY | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh 
in theory, if they had zywoo as sub, it would make sense tho
2020-05-17 21:58
#98
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Denmark Menterx 
Meh, the rules should just state that they need to use someone from the same org or whatever. The rules are just not fair atm imo.
2020-05-17 22:12
#46
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United States d123aniel2005 
One of the fastest bo5s ever RIP(although idk if you can really count it as a b05 because only 2 matches were played) Kinda sad to see G2 underperform in another grand final :(
2020-05-17 21:50
Crying of ecstasy. Great job, GOAT!
2020-05-17 21:50
expected
2020-05-17 21:50
#53
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Portugal joaosenra 
a very fast bo5, maybe the fastest bo5 i ever seen
2020-05-17 21:52
#54
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Lithuania Extazis 
Its 2-0 cause 1 map advantage so GG
2020-05-17 21:51
#55
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Finland H0rnPub 
G2 solid play-offs team, i hope next BO5 is more exciting and doesnt include G2
2020-05-17 21:52
What a match.
2020-05-17 21:52
#58
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Insane performance from Astralis, the era is starting
2020-05-17 21:53
Really didn’t understand why people saying Astralis should disband in the beginning of the year cause they have been losing but it takes months to adapt and prepare and look what has happen with all that preparation. It’s like 2019 all over again. #ToTheStars
2020-05-17 21:53
#233
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Hltv logic bruh, what do you even expect ?
2020-05-18 12:16
I expected it, just a lot of space cadets in this website 😑
2020-05-18 19:01
major upcoming astralis wake up
2020-05-17 21:54
Correction: 5 danes gangbanged some french bots
2020-05-17 21:56
#69
RpK | 
France MadClaws 
This was a boring ass final, pretty sure faze would’ve put a better fight. G2 are the new chokers, seems like they can’t avoid taking 3-0 in grand finals
2020-05-17 21:56
#71
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Brazil fazecrack 
Astralis skilled players but that is not normally, This very very insane....They need to check him pc and game.....Maybe he not cheating but maybe he using the game deficit ...and this cant seem on game screen..He needs to check-up... Day0s FPL Cheater with Streaming.....I think day0s still cheating.. .Astralis using game deficit on PRO scene ,ON BIG Events.
2020-05-17 21:56
#80
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Romania StormiKZZ 
Just wake up from whatever dream you are having. They have experience, they are just the best, consistent players. Not the only team with consistent players but it counts soo sooo much if you play in team and have tactics. Look where they are! Stop bashing Astralis and accept the fact that they are better than they were 1 year ago, or even this year vs Na'vi when they lost!
2020-05-17 22:01
#107
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Brazil fazecrack 
ok
2020-05-17 22:14
2020-05-09 say no more
2020-05-17 22:15
It's a Zyw0o meme from last year.
2020-05-18 01:48
#183
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
BAD LOSER KID.
2020-05-18 01:42
what an anticlimactic final, glad I didnt waste my time
2020-05-17 22:01
#112
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Brazil fazecrack 
+1
2020-05-17 22:15
#85
speed4k | 
Russia Shkek 
g2 getting 3-0'd in every b05 grand final they ever play LOL
2020-05-17 22:04
#86
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Denmark Menterx 
Strange format I must say (with the +1 map & 2x pick) and also the every time you switch player and lose a butload of points thing is fucked up (poor North)...
2020-05-17 22:05
The wrong headline "ESL sentences Astralis to win with 1:0 advantage and first map pick" Where is the journalism that questions things?
2020-05-17 22:06
#120
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Denmark Menterx 
Just made the rule on the spot?! Altho I agree, the format is strange, but I'm pretty sure they all know, the teams, and we, as views knew, if we read the rules....
2020-05-17 22:19
bad rules are bad even if they are rules. The categorical imperative hits here very hard cuz the rules even don't hit the lowest fair competition standards.
2020-05-17 22:26
#212
HUNDEN | 
Iceland GranMa 
G2 would have lost either way with this performance.
2020-05-18 07:39
and? doesn't change that it is stupid by ESL.
2020-05-18 10:46
#236
HUNDEN | 
Iceland GranMa 
But you said ESL sentenced them to win lol. They would have won regardless
2020-05-18 12:53
Nope you don't know that or you are god?
2020-05-18 12:54
#240
HUNDEN | 
Iceland GranMa 
Nope, just competent enough to see where that match would've went regardless. But i guess you had G2 to win Inferno, Dust 2 and Train for a 3 map comeback?
2020-05-18 16:46
#234
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
The rules are so bad, I agree. I had a long and tasty discussion about the tiebreaking rules in groups few days ago.
2020-05-18 12:18
#90
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Denmark Zaerdna 
2018 level raping on this one xD
2020-05-17 22:06
#91
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
de_molished
2020-05-17 22:06
#95
miNd | 
Denmark JUGi 
de_stroyed
2020-05-17 22:11
de_florated
2020-05-17 22:19
de_leted
2020-05-17 23:46
de_capitated
2020-05-18 00:00
de_frogged
2020-05-18 00:00
de_viced
2020-05-18 05:47
Expected When Astralis don't throw they are almost unbeatable
2020-05-17 22:10
Well, the argument for mr12 instead of mr15 kinda blew up there.... Well played, Astralis! twitter.com/gla1ve_csgo/status/126080670..
2020-05-17 22:17
#105
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Spain JLenny47 
First tournament astralis has win in which this fnatic participated, still lost to them
2020-05-17 22:14
#123
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Denmark Menterx 
Well that's the thing with astralis, they are consistently good, fnatic are good at the moment, but I'm pretty sure they will drop in form soon...
2020-05-17 22:22
I havent really followed the format of RtR much, why was Astralis given a 1 map advantage by "default"?
2020-05-17 22:16
because they already beat g2 in the playoffs, and g2 came from the loser bracket
2020-05-17 22:17
huh, that seems a bit, odd, to say the least. That puts G2 at a major disadvantage for no apparent reason. I feel that's just unreasonable and unfair, as well as takes away from the match.
2020-05-17 22:52
G2 shouldn't be in the finals, Astralis already beat them and yes that's why they get the advantage they cruised through upper bracket shitting on everyone, G2 already took an L, they battled their way back to the finals through lower they deserve to be shitted on again because they already lost and shouldn't be in the finals anyway. This applies even if it was a different team that knocked them to the lower bracket, you lost you battle back in finals the team who didn't lost gets an advantage. Other games use this format like a lot of the FGC games for example and it works just fine no one cries about it. The only difference is in fighting games the guy coming from lower bracket has to win 2 sets which is 6 games, they guy from upper only has to win 3 that's an even bigger advantage and no one is crying about it.
2020-05-18 01:53
Not only was North forced to use their coach they also lose 20% of their points, amazing logic Valve.
2020-05-17 22:23
The rule is great. Astralis have no advantage with 7 man lineup. But what sucks is that North would lose another 20% if they bring the player back... Also, Valve could deal with it differently. Cuz there are different situations why a player can't play
2020-05-17 22:40
Yeah because device being subed for jugi would be such a big advantaged for Astalis amirite?
2020-05-17 22:40
If 7 lineup is an advantage depends on the team but that is their own risk. Maybe Jugi is at some map the better tactical choice. Who knows but that is a thing Valve don't care cuz if they want to abuse it they have to pay a price. The 20% rule is also in Dota since DPC system started.
2020-05-17 22:42
#207
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
It is a bit stupid since he is the coach. I believe at a major event the coach can step in for a player. The coach stepping in for the qualifiers shouldn't incur a penalty.
2020-05-18 05:34
Free map win and also veto advantage, congratulations to the genius who implemented this.
2020-05-17 22:24
#139
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Brazil Karlogaria 
so coming from the upper bracket shouldn't give you an advantage?
2020-05-17 22:41
not double advantage
2020-05-17 22:44
#200
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Europe Vallon3 
They had a better score on G2's map pick though, lmao.
2020-05-18 04:02
by your logic. if you are bad you deserve double disadvantage? I guess you are the guy that kick disable people cuz they are weak... That are the nomoneyinpaypal fans good to know
2020-05-18 10:48
#134
Xyp9x | 
Brazil Naej 
Astralis playing focused is not even close to other teams, best team of all time.
2020-05-17 22:36
G2 got rekt lmao, didnt deserve to be in the finals
2020-05-17 22:40
#143
kennyS | 
France Mkel 
they did, but yeah, they got destroyed
2020-05-17 22:43
#182
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
NOT destroyed HAMMER
2020-05-18 01:41
#145
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Brazil zzzzzzznt 
If astralis wins rio major Ill quit watching esports for good
2020-05-17 22:48
#174
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Denmark Phoney_O 
Sounds good to everyone
2020-05-18 00:17
#214
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Brazil zzzzzzznt 
Reported for being astralis fan
2020-05-18 08:13
Devve god PennyS bot
2020-05-17 22:55
Why does astralis get 1 map advantage??
2020-05-17 22:56
Because they come from upper bracket
2020-05-17 23:44
it is mentioned in the article? because they came to final from upper bracket
2020-05-17 23:57
I see, i missed that.
2020-05-18 00:20
#201
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Europe Vallon3 
More like didn't read at all lul
2020-05-18 04:03
That's true
2020-05-18 05:44
#151
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Indonesia Nuryuky 
GG astralis, can't wait to see match Gen.G vs Astralis in future
2020-05-17 23:00
#157
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Poland friendlySeb 
Astralis solid TOP 1 atm. G2 is insanely inconsistent.
2020-05-17 23:08
#158
God | 
Russia amc20 
How many times is G2 going to be destroyed at finals?
2020-05-17 23:08
I Don't know i hope it end early
2020-05-18 02:22
#160
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Turkey GOATVICE 
EZ MAJOR WIN FOR ASTRALIS THE 5TH TOTAL 4 IN A ROW 5TH MAJOR MVP FOR DEVICE
2020-05-17 23:26
Not like we all saw that coming
2020-05-17 23:30
They shouldnt of got the map veto advantage
2020-05-17 23:31
#179
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United States veritascs 
Just to make things fair? lulz
2020-05-18 01:25
#171
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Indonesia rezrex 
nothing new they just stomp another random amateur EU stacks
2020-05-18 00:00
#173
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Serbia nocturn1 
Astralis is back, now why the fuck they want new lineups
2020-05-18 00:17
They invest
2020-05-18 01:31
Load management
2020-05-18 01:50
#176
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Israel rvt1 
the best of all time
2020-05-18 00:27
#177
Xizt | 
Czech Republic JalaR 
worst grand final I've ever seen, so one sided
2020-05-18 01:15
Biggest choke ever
2020-05-18 01:30
They got absolutely wrecked.
2020-05-18 01:50
The worst final I've seen a while. This upper bracket winner gets 1-0 up is just stupid.
2020-05-18 02:17
Teams that are losing in the playoffs are getting 2nd chance (losers bracket) to redeem themselves. Would it be fair for both finalists to have equal chance for a title, when one of them haven't lost a match in the bracket stage?
2020-05-18 10:00
#229
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
yeah thats totally the reason why they lost
2020-05-18 11:54
#193
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Brazil Made In Noob 
g2 got run over. but i don't like this system in place. one free match win in a bo5? lame.
2020-05-18 02:56
Wow..
2020-05-18 02:59
Define smurfing:
2020-05-18 03:05
#197
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China hdgamerrr 
4v0 forgot to defuse double eco after a round win chose not to defuse instead of to pick up an awp and lost the round ONLY G2
2020-05-18 03:22
Valve helps astralis..you know Danes Danes.
2020-05-18 03:33
So you suggest Valve knew Astralis would win upper bracket?
2020-05-18 06:15
#199
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Australia aussie_billy 
So easy wtf happened to g2
2020-05-18 03:34
#204
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Australia csRIOTgo 
Astralis is like prime barcelona. Going to take current crop of players to retire before they start losing :S
2020-05-18 04:48
they're still the best, but they aren't unreachable like in late 2018-mid 2019
2020-05-18 05:25
expected
2020-05-18 05:24
Device had a good game, but his score was inflated because G2 with pistols in eco-rounds decided to kamikaze against his awp from long range = they were reducing the amount of money won by Astralis. Device got at least 8 kills on that account on Nuke. You can´t really blame Device (though the "Ecovice haters" will have a field day), what´s he supposed to do, when they rush him, except kill them?
2020-05-18 06:14
#217
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
Thanks to G2 that final was Boooooooooooooooooooooooooring as always
2020-05-18 09:59
Let's go Astralis. After months of struggle we fans of yours are happy to see you back! Keep this motherf*****s stay in their boredom!
2020-05-18 10:23
ayy lmao
2020-05-18 10:45
#225
huNter- | 
Europe YkZz 
When will be another tournament with points?
2020-05-18 11:16
#228
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Russia operatormvp 
SHERIFF BACK IN THE TOWN
2020-05-18 11:53
#230
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
G2 is the new Liquid
2020-05-18 11:58
#235
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Grand final ? More like contest for 100 points..
2020-05-18 12:20
haha
2020-05-18 13:58
devveking is just so much better than baguettewoo 4 majors and grand slam vs 0 majors and 0 grand slams XAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-05-18 17:16
#242
FalleN | 
Brazil Dedesk 
awnhh :P they will win it again ... everyone already knows and i m tired of the same movie every time, i would like to see Fnatic and Flusha win another major, i don't think it would happen but yeahh would be nice to see Sweden CS from 2014/15 nowadays
2020-05-18 18:07
Where can I find the total points ranking for others regions? HLTV only published for EU
2020-05-18 18:51
I'm looking for the total points, considering those from last major.
2020-05-18 21:07
G2 ONLY 8 ROUNDS??? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
2020-05-18 23:54
is this the fastest big-tournament bo5 final in csgo history?
2020-05-19 11:45
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