cadiaN's effort not enough as Astralis beat Heroic in DreamHack Open Fall
The 25-year-old in-game leader put up some impressive numbers in this action-packed Danish derby.
Astralis got their DreamHack Open Fall campaign off to a great start as they edged past Heroic 2-1 to join G2 in Group B's winners' match. In this clash between the current top two teams in the world, Astralis were made to work hard to come out on top as Casper "cadiaN" Møller fought tooth and nail to keep his team alive, finishing the match with a series-high 1.43 rating.
The match began with a banger of a Vertigo game as Astralis came back from 9-14 down to equalise the score in the last round of regulation. The first three overtimes could not determine a winner, but then Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's charges won four in a row to lock down the map.
Heroic looked a different side on Train as their double AWP setup with cadiaN and Martin "stavn" Lund with the Big Green proved very effective against the Astralis offense. After switching sides, Astralis still attempted a response, but Heroic quickly got into their stride and wrapped things up.
It all came down to Inferno, where only one round separated the two teams at the break as recovered from a slow start to their T side. Heroic came out of the break looking brighter and won three in a row to bring the scoreline to an 11-7 advantage, but then Astralis put up a resolute defensive performance and held the Terrorists off without much concern.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||81 - 69||+12||84.6||1.16|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||64 - 68||-4||76.7||1.01|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||59 - 71||-12||69.1||0.96|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||60 - 72||-12||61.5||0.90|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||63 - 71||-8||60.3||0.89|
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||97 - 59||+38||93.6||1.43|
|Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn||66 - 64||+2||69.7||1.03|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||72 - 67||+5||71.4||1.02|
|René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS||59 - 72||-13||68.1||0.94|
|Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP||55 - 66||-11||59.1||0.84|
Heroic will open up the action on Friday as they will fight for their tournament lives against Endpoint at 13:00 , while Astralis will face G2 later in the day (16:00 ) for a spot in the playoffs of this Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament9.