Astralis dismantle North in DreamHack Masters

Astralis dismantled North in their second match in DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe to take the lead in Group A.

Astralis won the second all-Danish derby in the group stage, this time in much more convincing fashion after their opening series of the tournament against Heroic in Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen's rather unimpressive debut saw the heavyweights sweat as they got off to a slow start.

North, who are still missing a key player in Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye as Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand continues his stand-in stint for the illness-struck star, were no match for their domestic rivals in the two teams' first encounter of 2020.

JUGi made a better account of himself the second time around

They chose Vertigo to start the series but quickly found themselves with their backs against the wall when Astralis got off to a dominant start, with their newest addition, JUGi, spearheading the defense. Key plays from René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg in 2v5 and 1v2 clutches gave Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen's men a chance as they entered the second half down 4-11, but their domestic rivals shut the door on any potential comeback with a pistol round victory, rallying to a 16-4 win.

As the series switched to Inferno, Astralis went on to pick up a good early lead as Terrorists on the back of a second-round forcebuy victory. This time, North managed a response earlier with a Deagle win and a couple of great reads coming from MSL's calls for aggression in middle, but a 1v3 clutch from JUGi stopped them in their tracks.

Astralis ended up clinching a comfortable 10-5 half and topped it off with a pistol round win, quickly reaching match point and closing out the series before it ever got dangerous at 16-8, 2-0.

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 19 +19 106.4 1.67
37 - 23 +14 89.0 1.44
38 - 20 +18 82.5 1.38
30 - 19 +11 56.9 1.17
32 - 29 +3 83.3 1.15
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 34 -8 73.9 0.85
26 - 34 -8 59.5 0.85
25 - 33 -8 58.7 0.84
16 - 37 -21 54.5 0.58
17 - 37 -20 53.3 0.52

DreamHack Masters Spring's Group A standings look as follows ahead of tomorrow's last round of matches, in which North will take on Heroic and G2 will face Astralis:

Denmark Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
109
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1593
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1398
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
GG WP!
2020-05-20 20:16
40 replies
Tactical loss by mastermind MSL, this way Astralis will keep Jugi and sell GLA1VE and then MSL will tactically dismantle Astralis at the major. 9000iq by MSL once again
2020-05-20 20:18
39 replies
#13
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Italy NotNew
MAGISK 100% WINRATE AS IGL MAGISK >>>>>>>>>>>>> MSL
2020-05-20 20:19
25 replies
MSL_1_Dreamhack_Stockholm_MVP_Magisk_0_Dreamhack_Stockholm_MVP
2020-05-20 20:33
19 replies
Magisk > 3 x Major winner + 1 x Major MVP MSL > 100% Bald
2020-05-20 20:46
11 replies
MSL bald cuz using too much brain, no energy left for his hair
2020-05-20 20:56
4 replies
+1
2020-05-20 21:14
Have Sense
2020-05-20 21:50
+1
2020-05-20 23:40
+1
2020-05-21 07:33
This made me laugh way too hard
2020-05-20 21:15
1 reply
same hahhahahahaha
2020-05-20 21:41
lolll
2020-05-20 21:42
lmfaooooooooo9
2020-05-20 22:04
+1
2020-05-20 22:17
#111
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Denmark zorglubx
rofl
2020-05-20 23:46
Who is MSL??? This guy is kidding
2020-05-20 21:05
#83
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Brazil Mtz1997
MSL doesn't even have hair
2020-05-20 21:41
2 replies
2020-05-21 00:18
1 reply
#115
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Brazil Mtz1997
so MSL is only bald, for being a genius ??? wooooow
2020-05-21 00:53
MSL 0 MAJOR
2020-05-21 03:08
North 1 Stockholm Astralis 0
2020-05-21 08:03
1 reply
Ez
2020-05-21 11:00
Is magisk IGL now? That is kind of cool
2020-05-20 21:42
3 replies
#87
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Italy NotNew
yeah, they were practicing with him IGling way before gla1ve announced his break
2020-05-20 21:44
2 replies
Didn't know, but seems like a nice solution.
2020-05-20 22:23
#110
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Australia sini_
Sok sabay ourn.
2020-05-20 23:44
+1 +1 soooiiooo true
2020-05-20 22:48
0/8.
2020-05-20 20:19
5 replies
2 other people don’t realise lmao
2020-05-20 20:32
4 replies
#62
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United Kingdom alcazar4
#18 might be braindamaged
2020-05-20 20:59
3 replies
“Might” omegalul
2020-05-20 23:41
2 replies
#109
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United Kingdom alcazar4
yeah good point, might be is a bit of an understatement
2020-05-20 23:42
1 reply
Tbf, his flag does check out
2020-05-20 23:56
#16
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Argentina FartuxS
+1
2020-05-20 20:19
Lul astralis is 2-0 every son of a bitch in major playoff in last 3 majors with GLA1VE U think they will sell him bcz of online event 😂😂😂😂😂
2020-05-20 20:20
1 reply
he was baiting but ok
2020-05-21 06:37
#44
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Slovakia Fortal
Makes sense to me.
2020-05-20 20:46
#66
JW | 
Spain JLenny47
MSL MASTERMIND
2020-05-20 21:13
1 reply
A man of culture I see
2020-05-20 23:39
Sell co-owner? I don't think that how it works lol
2020-05-21 09:57
#2
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Poland Julka
Ez Astralis
2020-05-20 20:16
1 reply
#77
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Turkey veyron99
AstRaliS ChiTTer
2020-05-20 21:34
North upset G2 hltv: nothing North losing against top 1 team hltv: NORTH GET DISMANTLED!!!
2020-05-20 20:18
14 replies
+1
2020-05-20 20:20
hahaha
2020-05-20 20:21
This website belongs to Astralis' organization.
2020-05-20 20:21
2 replies
nt
2020-05-20 20:33
#70
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Europe Rawrcakes
Incorrect, hltv.org is owned by Better Collective. They have no affiliation with Astralis Group. Different stock, different company.
2020-05-20 21:25
Lmaooooo that's true, answer Jonathan u astralis fanboy
2020-05-20 20:34
ikr lmao, was about to comment that there were no news about G2 beating Heroic lol HLTV is biased towards Astralis confirmed
2020-05-20 20:50
+1 lol
2020-05-20 20:50
It's funny because it's true.
2020-05-20 20:58
3 replies
Your mom gave me a fluffernuffer. Its funny cuz its true
2020-05-20 21:20
2 replies
Jeg elsker Albani, god øl.
2020-05-20 21:35
1 reply
Oranjeboom 8.5% ftw. Screw all of these terrible energy drinks
2020-05-20 21:46
lmao
2020-05-20 21:37
well, this top1 team is playing without their igl. And it's the top1 team. The clown fiesta deserves an article tho tbh
2020-05-21 06:38
ok
2020-05-20 20:17
N♿RTH N♿RTH
2020-05-20 20:17
#6
based | 
North America Shehp
keep jugi -dupreeh
2020-05-20 20:17
15 replies
0/8
2020-05-20 20:31
4 replies
#28
based | 
North America Shehp
wat
2020-05-20 20:32
3 replies
replace the best entry fragger with an AWPer... expected from NA education
2020-05-20 20:50
2 replies
#55
based | 
North America Shehp
nt
2020-05-20 20:50
1 reply
yeah jugi for mvp.
2020-05-21 01:33
#31
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Japan pawbeast
imagine trying to fix best team ever gahahah
2020-05-20 20:34
7 replies
#35
based | 
North America Shehp
was joke mens lmao
2020-05-20 20:35
6 replies
Not very good one tho.
2020-05-20 21:28
3 replies
#73
based | 
North America Shehp
true am dumb american
2020-05-20 21:28
2 replies
I'm also dumb so no worries.
2020-05-20 21:35
1 reply
#80
based | 
North America Shehp
lmao
2020-05-20 21:36
I get it. 10 days ago everybody was saying -Dupreeh
2020-05-20 22:07
1 reply
the only entry fraggers better than dupreeh rn are brollan and hunter. if u see the matches he plays like shit in its mostly against the two of them
2020-05-21 06:39
Jugi has the least kills in the 2 BO3s they’ve played. But nt
2020-05-21 03:20
1 reply
for his first two matches its actually amazing to see that a player they thought was washed up starting to come alive after training for only a week or twi
2020-05-21 06:40
#8
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Poland aufkm
rez
2020-05-20 20:18
bruh moment
2020-05-20 20:18
Expected
2020-05-20 20:18
expected
2020-05-20 20:18
Expected even with JUGi
2020-05-20 20:18
#14
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
POG jugi
2020-05-20 20:19
Ez
2020-05-20 20:20
What about G2 - Heroic?
2020-05-20 20:24
1 reply
Good close match. Both teams needs confidence boost
2020-05-21 07:30
GO G2
2020-05-20 20:25
Nobody can be a part of North, most of them became an important part of the other team after they left North, that a funny
2020-05-20 20:26
north saving strats
2020-05-20 20:29
1 reply
For 2030
2020-05-20 21:25
looks like Jugi is an ethnic Chinese as per the interview, hope he is good luck after all Astrails is top 1 team of the world, it would be lot of pressure to him
2020-05-20 20:34
#33
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Spain Pog_chaos
Jugi and Magisk both "not good enough for north" destroying north... you love to see it
2020-05-20 20:34
1 reply
+1
2020-05-20 21:29
Its going The way i thought could go, Astralis keeps winning without Glaive, cause hes really not that important as igl. Astralis is the only team that Glave had succes with, he is great player fitting team no doubt, but is he as good igl as people present him to be? I think of him more like a Pronax kinda guy.
2020-05-20 20:38
17 replies
He is the player, that saved Astralis and dont forget that the only way that astralis won those matches is him cuz he has made Magisk learn to be IGL.
2020-05-20 20:40
6 replies
ahhhhhhh i undestand,,,polski kid..
2020-05-20 20:44
2 replies
Wait what? I DEFENDED gla1ve? he is one of my fav players. Im just saying that without him Astralis is losing valuable member its like Astralis without device.
2020-05-20 20:45
Magisk is great player and he is considered atleast by me since he joined north a top 10player
2020-05-20 20:46
Astralis kept choking with Glaive for almost a year, its not just him who helped them, its many things like finding a player that fits team(Magisk), letting Dupreeh play entry again, Device stoped choking in inportant series, their psychologist who obviously helped them.
2020-05-20 20:52
2 replies
What i said Gla1ve was turning point for astralis he is reason why Astralis grown so far behind all those years he know's how to setup , read other player defences u dont need quite huge philosophy to be IGL but to be the one of the greatest u need to have talent thats what Gla1ve has.
2020-05-20 20:53
1 reply
There is no possible way for you to know this after one succesfull stint with one team. As i counted, many changes helped Astralis to become best, its just shortsited to say its only Glaive addition.
2020-05-20 21:00
really not that important as igl....omg he is the best igl in the world,,,the reason you write it is because you are not an astralis fan and nothing about counter strike ,,, he make the strats ,,, whit zonic ,,, and the plat is there to magic ,,, uhmmm you must be a kid ,,
2020-05-20 20:44
2 replies
Mate most Astralis strats are rehash of Zonic former teams in 1,6, its not Glaive addition. I know he is best igl cause of 4 majors, well i want to se him perform in diffrent team. Then maybe he is best igl for now only succes he found is with one team and this is fact.
2020-05-20 20:49
1 reply
Even though I think gla1ve is the best IGL and I kind of disagree with you I still find your reasoning very good.
2020-05-20 21:33
#48
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Spain Pog_chaos
Delete this
2020-05-20 20:48
he wins 4 Majors... Is He EvEn GoOd?
2020-05-20 20:49
You won't be able to tell the importance and impact of Gla1ve until a LAN tournament. Zonic is also in teamspeak who is as talented as Gla1ve maybe more in strategic perspective. Gla1ve is master of rotations and push calls. Open some Astralis demo and just focus on rotations on the minimap. Calling these under high pressure requires highly deep knowledge and experience.
2020-05-20 21:52
3 replies
Even Karrigan said that mid round calling was easy in Astralis cause of Device, Xyp and Dupreeh.
2020-05-20 22:30
1 reply
Sorry for the late response. Please also read other answers he gave about Karrigan. reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/5o.. "It's a tough reality, but we gave up on Karrigan's way of calling. It's not mainly his fault, it's also ours. We stopped believing in his calls, we hesitated and always felt we wouldn't win, and we couldn't overcome that obstacle, so we had to make a change. Gla1ve is a great caller, and he brings a lot of variation to our game, which we needed. But the key thing he brought, was faith. We started believing in each other again and we started to believe in victories."
2020-06-03 23:24
the good thing about gla1ve isn't about his rotations, it's the fact that he actually puts effort into analyzing enemy no matter how high their ranking is. unlike flukus
2020-05-21 06:43
You've never had a job have you. You don't understand training and transition.
2020-05-20 22:18
North never had a chance! to be fair, no team has against astralis
2020-05-20 20:41
JUGi is so fucking good
2020-05-20 20:42
JUGi LOL
2020-05-20 20:45
I dont understand how North continue to pay these idiots... none of them are good enough
2020-05-20 20:48
G2 lost this North lmao 13-7 choke
2020-05-20 20:49
aizy should get kicked I don't know why you would keep such disappointing player.
2020-05-20 20:54
Astralis is like OG they win even with stand-ins. It's just the magic of the brand
2020-05-20 20:58
Why do only some matches at Dreamhack get coverage? You couldn't even mention the result of G2 - Heroic, is HLTV running out of server space?
2020-05-20 21:02
ez hope of north korea
2020-05-20 21:30
JUGI actually did something lol
2020-05-20 21:36
"But Magisk can't IGL" Top frags while calling. nt haters
2020-05-20 22:10
1 reply
NiKo does but does anyone call him a good IGL
2020-05-21 00:23
I think Jugi (and Magisk) will have a honeymoon period with succes. Astralis is the most studied team, and now opposition will use a little time to adjust to "New Astralis". Once they do that, the honeymoon is over. The routine and skill of Xyp, Device and Dupreeh can´t carry Jugi and Magisk in their new roles, so they will need a steep learning curve. Magisk and Zonic will need to adjust between games and in mid game. Jugi will have to overcome players, who know how he plays with Astralis. Anyway I´m pretty sure Glaive will be back in form in time for Major
2020-05-20 22:13
5 replies
When honeymoon period is over and teams understand how this Astralis play, gla1ve return with new 200iq strats and teams once again scramble to find a solution.. Results? Ez 5th major for Astralis lmaooo...
2020-05-21 15:57
1 reply
Yup :o)
2020-05-21 18:29
How does Magisk IGL'ing suddenly lead to him getting new positions and not being able to frag somehow? Why would he decline in form just because he is calling ? It's not like he's gonna sit in pit on Inferno and go "I'm the IGL now so I better not frag too much". I don't understand why it should make Magisk any worse of a player just because he is calling strats to be honest?
2020-05-21 20:01
2 replies
Nerves? Multitasking is hard? New positions? I only saw the Astralis CT-side on Nuke. Glaive usually plays a crucial role in Yard. Jugi can´t play that, so Astralis swapped positions and it went badly.
2020-05-21 20:31
1 reply
Astralis has recently released Voice Comms videos. Seems mpst times they don't need their IGL to micro-manage them and they all do pretty well calling out plays or giving input to what to do. So I'm not sure how stressful it as being an IGL besides calling the play at the beginning of the round, pick(ban maps and working with zonic to develop new strats or anti-stratting someone. I'm just not sure how much it impacts a guy's aim in the server. And yeah, JUGi will ofcourse take some time to adapt and find out what position he's best at.
2020-05-21 21:09
That must hurt. Props to North for doing the post game interview. Best Danish team, IGL on leave, former teammate you dropped just wreck you. Fucking ouch
2020-05-20 22:15
D I S M A N T L E
2020-05-20 22:46
-olof now +gla1ve to faze = ez top1 team /closed
2020-05-20 23:32
Now that gla1ve is on medical leave, who is IGLing for Astralis?
2020-05-21 01:39
1 reply
Magisk is calling the shots - and deve is still holding The Angles..,
2020-05-21 02:44
#118
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Poland SebL
JUGi is so overrated. And Kristou is totally trash.
2020-05-21 02:01
4 replies
overrated? Do u see how many haters he has?
2020-05-21 06:45
3 replies
#134
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Europe t.o.p
That guy doesn't understand what "overrated" means
2020-05-21 09:57
1 reply
underrated is my opinion
2020-05-21 10:43
#142
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Poland SebL
Yes I see. And it's good, he plays very bad.
2020-05-21 11:35
Who needs to be impressed? Wa fan goal?
2020-05-21 02:40
North kicked jugi for this
2020-05-21 04:43
#137
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Poland csRIOTgo
Astralis still unbeaten with JUGi in the line-up, the living legend continuing his legacy
2020-05-21 11:19
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