Astralis kick off DreamHack Masters Spring with victory over Heroic

Astralis closed a tight 2-0 series against Heroic in Jakob "JUGi" Hansen's debut to start their DreamHack Masters Spring run with a winning record.

Just two days after winning ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe, Astralis have now started their DreamHack Masters Spring run with a victory over their fellow Heroic countrymen, although they have done so with JUGi in the starting lineup. The 23-year-old is taking over Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander’s spot in the roster as the latter has taken medical leave and will be sidelined for the next three months.

Despite low impact and a slow start on Train, which Astralis won in overtime, JUGi helped his new team get the wheels rolling on Inferno with a 1.08 map rating in their effort to bring back a 5-10 deficit at the half.

device led the way for Astralis with the AWP

Astralis took first pistol round after winning a clean 5vs4 retake on the CT side of Train, going up 4-1 early on. A double by Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen helped Heroic bring it back to within two before the teams traded rounds and Astralis took a 6-3 lead. They then pulled ahead 8-3 before Heroic were able to tally another thanks to an aggressive play in B that ended up with Casper "cadiaN" Møller winning a 1vs2 afterplant clutch, but it was Emil "Magisk" Reif and company who were able to close the half out in the lead, 11-4.

Heroic brought the match back to life winning the second pistol round, the anti-eco, and the first gun round, making it 7-11. A 1vs3 afterplant clutch by Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth put Astralis back on track, but they were picked apart the following round as cadiaN and company continued on the comeback path, going on to make it 10-12. Heroic were then first to match point, after trading rounds, 15-14, but were unable to close it out as Astralis pushed it to overtime and with a 4-1 scoreline in the extra rounds bagged the map 19-16.

Heroic will play G2 next in the round-robin group stage

Johannes "b0RUP" Borup found himself the last man standing in a 3vs2 afterplant situation with enough time to defuse the bomb, putting Heroic up 1-0 on Inferno. Going on to win the anti-ecos and first gun round, Heroic built up a bank and despite losing the sixth round, they went on to take a hefty 8-1 lead before being contested. Astralis were able to put some numbers up, but were down at the half 5-10.

A chaotic round on B opened up the second half, but Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and JUGi were able to win a 2vs2 to keep Astralis in the game. With Nicolai "device" Reedtz coming to life with the AWP, the defenders went on to tie it up 11-11. Back-and-forth rounds made for a tight finish, but it was finally Astralis who were able to bring it home 16-14.

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 48 - 34 +14 80.8 1.27
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 44 - 44 0 68.4 1.06
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 37 - 37 0 69.6 1.03
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 44 - 43 +1 73.6 1.02
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 32 - 36 -4 61.0 0.92
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 48 - 38 +10 76.1 1.14
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 42 - 44 -2 67.8 1.03
Denmark René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 39 - 46 -7 76.8 1.00
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 35 - 38 -3 59.7 0.96
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 29 - 40 -11 51.4 0.78
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
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1620
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:
1500
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1078
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1075
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
gg wp Astralis very lucky
2020-05-19 16:54
#16
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Europe meneert 
>wp >lucky ????
2020-05-19 16:56
Free Jugi, ecovice stealing his kills since day 1
2020-05-20 00:08
#17
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Europe daisakusen 
Astralis should have signed GOD Jumpy instead of Jugi
2020-05-19 16:57
isnt that a vac banned cheater?
2020-05-19 17:05
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Jumpy He is refering to North coach who recently acted as 5th player in R2 Rio - since kjaerbye had to take medical break.
2020-05-19 17:12
#37
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
jamppy != jumpy
2020-05-19 17:13
oh my fail xD
2020-05-19 19:21
#72
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France MarcoXY 
i did the same error the first time :D
2020-05-19 20:52
Jamppi =\= Jumpy haha
2020-05-19 18:50
haha rip, mistakes were made
2020-05-19 19:21
its ok Rudolfthebrownnoseraindeer
2020-05-19 22:35
#35
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Indonesia lumayan 
Why would they sign vac man lol
2020-05-19 17:13
#57
ropz | 
India orakelw0w 
there's no point of making a joke in front of an uneducated crowd XD
2020-05-19 17:57
Wrong reply lmao sry
2020-05-19 18:50
#88
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Brazil SecondKS 
Very well played for heroic in two maps!
2020-05-20 05:50
#2
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Israel Sonnabend 
Jugi needs a better team
2020-05-19 16:54
+1
2020-05-19 16:55
#36
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Indonesia lumayan 
+1
2020-05-19 17:13
#86
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Philippines trixiwnl 
+1 jugi to MIBR
2020-05-20 01:00
#3
meyern | 
Argentina Sagon1 
Not so ez
2020-05-19 16:54
#4
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India _Jazz_ 
gg
2020-05-19 16:54
#5
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Brazil kng_hater 
KICK jugi
2020-05-19 16:54
Explain this, Astralis: imgur.com/TuIaYUU
2020-05-19 16:54
#7
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Denmark UX_Designer 
Rough start with the new addition but atleast a win #ToTheStars #JUGIEZZZZZZZZZZ
2020-05-19 16:54
Im impressed with device wasnt he lile 1-12 or sth like that in the first half of inferno?
2020-05-19 17:00
+1 same
2020-05-19 17:17
#61
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Turkey GOATVICE 
THE KING GOATVICE
2020-05-19 18:19
#74
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Romania Xyst 
His monitor was off.
2020-05-19 21:27
Propably
2020-05-19 22:37
#8
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United Kingdom Raiiser 
god JUGI
2020-05-19 16:55
#9
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India X1gma 
I am commiting Suicide
2020-05-19 16:55
FlukeJugi
2020-05-19 16:55
#11
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Europe MIBR_TOP_1000 
astralis luck
2020-05-19 16:55
Ggwp devveking
2020-05-19 16:55
true #1
2020-05-19 16:55
jugi carried inferno
2020-05-19 16:55
first game for jugi will carry next game
2020-05-19 16:57
Ez JuGi not that bad :)
2020-05-19 16:57
I mean good victory but wait for better team like g2
2020-05-19 16:59
yeah g2 would probably win 5 rounds instead of 2 like last time
2020-05-19 17:06
#20
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Spain Pog_chaos 
Good game overall its jugi debut and magisk igl role so not bad gg wp
2020-05-19 16:59
#22
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India C0RRUP13D 
Astralis definitely not gonna perform like the RtR Astralis rn > JUGi is new to the team > gla1ve not playing means the true brain behind the team is gone > Magisk (I assume he's IGLing) isn't as experienced with the role.
2020-05-19 16:59
#28
MYTH | 
Malta ALEISTER! 
Zonic tought almost everything to gla1ve and other players but its surely makes difference about decision making
2020-05-19 17:10
#29
MYTH | 
Malta ALEISTER! 
So 1/8
2020-05-19 17:10
#45
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Spain Pog_chaos 
Yep this is true, now its only a matter of time until magisk and jugi adapt to new roles... Will be a long 3 months til the goat IGL come back ):
2020-05-19 17:20
#68
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Brazil _Awper 
since coachs can talk in rounds right now, Zonic will make the difference
2020-05-19 19:27
Who was the IGL ???
2020-05-19 17:00
probably Magisk
2020-05-19 17:11
#32
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India C0RRUP13D 
Most likely Magisk. He has been training for that role for 3-4 months now
2020-05-19 17:12
#41
Kaze | 
Malaysia roxxasrox 
Jugi is the iGL, this is already announced.
2020-05-19 17:15
#52
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United States porcupine2020 
nt, magisk is the igl
2020-05-19 17:35
Astralis almost lost wtf
2020-05-19 17:02
heroic had GOD HUNDEN so it's expected
2020-05-19 17:10
Yeah tho almost losing to a team that isn't even top 30 must mean there is problems, jugi movement is also made me think maybe I'm not that bad too
2020-05-19 17:12
#39
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Indonesia lumayan 
Lol delusional
2020-05-19 17:14
Why? Just saying Jugi movement is bad makes me delusional I guess
2020-05-19 17:29
#89
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Indonesia lumayan 
Yes thats right
2020-05-20 06:36
Uhuh
2020-05-20 09:35
Astralis struggled hard on T side on both maps Bcz no Gla1ve
2020-05-19 17:21
#47
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Poland Recruitn1 
Navi lost to t3
2020-05-19 17:24
Yeah? So there is a problem in Navi too, why toxic
2020-05-19 17:28
#54
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Poland Recruitn1 
I havent said anything toxic , just pointed the fact that both teams have internal struggle that they will aim to fix but i still think that gla1ve taught Magisk well and he might even surpass many of great IGLs.
2020-05-19 17:47
Then in which exact reason did you say Navi lost to t3, which I didn't mention bc the thread is astralis Vs heroic, and only thing that makes sense that you said Navi lost to t3 is toxicity, well I'm a Navi fan and j support team and say it's mistakes when bad, cheer when playing, not saying "Navi still n1 in forums bc online cs bad"
2020-05-19 17:51
#59
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Poland Recruitn1 
Becouse Navi lost to t3 and haven't qualified i said just a fact that is known navi is just struggling like every team that cannot find ground on Online CS
2020-05-19 18:02
Ok? I guess that's an excuae
2020-05-19 18:15
"They almost losing to a team thats not even top 30" Sounds like navi to me except they didnt almost lose. They actually lost.
2020-05-20 00:14
#49
2020-05-20 09:35
#62
device | 
Estonia nubchik 
danish vs danish classic
2020-05-19 18:40
#38
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
gg nice match
2020-05-19 17:13
JUGi the most overrated player ever.
2020-05-19 17:14
Who overrated him? Most people think he is a bot
2020-05-19 17:36
People who thinks he is a bot are totally right.
2020-05-19 23:45
Exactly
2020-05-20 01:29
ez for devvegod
2020-05-19 17:17
#44
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG 
The thoughts about Astralis are so groundless. This team, the core played for so long together, you can't just forget how to play cs:go with one change. They have structured, experienced. The game was very close, but it was just first game.
2020-05-19 17:18
winning with 4 players ana a bot - impressive
2020-05-19 17:27
4v5 Astralis so good
2020-05-19 17:28
#56
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Other NDRnews 
JUGi carrying Heroic and still losing
2020-05-19 17:55
#58
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Indonesia Journeast 
I'm just realize that G2 in the group full of Danish
2020-05-19 17:59
#71
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Denmark DanishDelight 
yeah. Sweden tired of losing to danish teams, so they put them all in the same group to beat each other
2020-05-19 20:29
first match JuGi -4 dem so bad JuGi play with astralis , need better team for JuGi .
2020-05-19 19:19
Jugi igl? Or is it someone else
2020-05-19 19:30
#70
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Denmark DanishDelight 
The rumours says Magisk
2020-05-19 20:27
It is Magisk - They tried him out at RTR too for a couple of the matches
2020-05-19 23:38
#73
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Russia jenyadiy4astr 
nice play my boys , astralis top 1 of the world. Navi top 100
2020-05-19 21:11
Astralis is finally nerfed. Thanks Volvo!
2020-05-19 21:56
#83
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Denmark DanishDelight 
lol'ed
2020-05-19 23:56
#76
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Colombia thewaifuwars 
STILL TOO GOOD TO THE STARS MENS
2020-05-19 22:15
Astralis top 1 they say, almost lost to nonamers in heroic. Kek
2020-05-19 22:17
lol - with Gla1ve they're - With JUGI maybe tier 2
2020-05-19 23:37
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