Astralis through to DreamHack Open Fall upper bracket final over fnatic

Astralis have secured a spot in the DreamHack Open Fall upper bracket final, where they will face the winner of BIG vs. Vitality, while fnatic will continue their run through the lower bracket.

Astralis, who last lost a series on September 30 against Heroic, a team they beat in an action-packed series in their DreamHack Open Fall series opener, march onto the tournament's upper bracket final undefeated after a 2-1 semi-final victory over fnatic.

The Danes are now waiting for the winner of the other upper bracket semi-final, which will pit Vitality and BIG on Thursday at 13:00 , while fnatic now have to continue their DreamHack Open Fall run through the lower bracket, where they will face the victor of Sprout vs. Heroic, a match scheduled to be played right after the aforementioned second upper bracket semi-final.

device topped the scoreboard in the decider map with a 1.68 rating

The match started on Inferno, Astralis’ map pick, and although it was fnatic who took the first pistol round on the attacking sides, the Danes imposed their will early on winning seven uncontested rounds. Not ready to give the half up, Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell and company hit back with six rounds of their own, to make it 7-7 going into the last round of the half, which Astralis were able to take off the back of doubles by Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif and Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz.

Astralis increased their lead taking the second pistol round, making it 11-7 before fnatic could retaliate. Unable to follow it up, the Swedes were unable to regain control of the situation as the No.1 team in the world ranking went on to hit match point, 15-8. fnatic then won back-to-back clean rounds, not giving up a single death, to hit double digits, and then secured two more to start a comeback, but were stopped in their tracks as Astralis closed the first map out, 16-12.

The series then moved to Astralis’ pick, Dust2, where the Danes took a 3-0 lead on the attacking side, but fnatic were quick to bring it back to a tie. The then Swedes doubled down, taking a 6-3 lead before their rivals called a tactical pause, and didn’t let up during the rest of the half, reaching double digits to go up 10-5 at the switch. Three USP kills by Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen helped Astralis win the second pistol round, which they were then able to follow up, but with rifles in hand fnatic once again took control, closing out the map 16-7 to tie the series up 1-1.

Astralis won their fourth pistol round on the attacking side of Overpass with a play on the B site, going up 3-0 before the first buy round. fnatic were able to get on the board once they got their hands on rifles, but another successful B play by Astralis kept them in control early on as they went on to dominate the first half 11-4. Another pistol round win by the Danes kept them on the fast track to victory as they went up 13-4. JW came out guns blazing with three kills in fnatic’s first buy round to keep the comeback dream alive, but would only score three rounds before going down 7-16 as Astralis secured a spot in the DreamHack Open Fall upper bracket final.

Matchpage
2
1
21st October 2020
16
Inferno
12
7
Dust2
16
16
Overpass
7
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 45 +11 82.5 1.13
48 - 50 -2 79.8 1.11
49 - 46 +3 77.2 1.08
48 - 50 -2 72.3 1.03
45 - 51 -6 64.3 0.93
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 48 +4 82.2 1.07
51 - 51 0 81.9 1.06
46 - 45 +1 66.1 0.96
45 - 47 -2 71.6 0.96
46 - 56 -10 65.7 0.91
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
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Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1556
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1799
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
easy
2020-10-21 16:21
12 replies
for the #1 team in the world, ASTRALIS!
2020-10-21 16:22
#Tothestar Ezwin with a standin, imagine Astralis best team in the world, when clutch minister returns.
2020-10-21 16:33
5 replies
#39
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Brazil Snaipa_
Chill out bro, Ezzzztag is no fucking stand-in, the guy trained with Astralis and learned basic all their calls and how to play well with them. Don't disrespect him :)
2020-10-21 17:06
4 replies
+1 although I still firmly believe that Xyp9x Astralis >>>>> Es3tag Astralis But no disrespect to Es3tag, it just that Xyp9x is one hell of a guy.
2020-10-21 17:39
3 replies
No he is not u will see blastralis back to trash without estag
2020-10-22 15:35
2 replies
"Blastralis back to trash" Meanwhile, The last tournament they played with the core team: hltv.org/events/5277/esl-one-road-to-rio.. Also, flair checks out... how did that Virtus Pro ass taste?
2020-10-22 17:59
1 reply
It tasted very nice, vp made some nice cash for me with theyr +hc, ty very much.
2020-10-23 12:29
4 rounds difference in total over 3 Maps = ez
2020-10-21 17:54
4 replies
yes
2020-10-21 18:36
#54
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Denmark Kon10R
The "ez" babble in here makes me throw up. These top 100 or 200 pro players spend 8 or 10 hours a day for years to reach this level, and the hltv puppy dogs just go "ez" ... Underdeveloped airheads. Many are TALKING in here, not many are THINKING.
2020-10-21 18:50
2 replies
ez 😋
2020-10-21 21:04
1 reply
#59
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Denmark Kon10R
As predictable as gravity. 😁 Or like throwing a stick ... entertaining a dog for hours ... At least the IQ is comparable!
2020-10-22 01:40
#2
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United States LUKEM
ez astralis
2020-10-21 16:21
3Z for 3s3tag
2020-10-21 16:22
#4
B1T | 
Greece Noocklas
expected
2020-10-21 16:21
OK
2020-10-21 16:21
wp
2020-10-21 16:21
#7
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Russia evg1804
Predicted
2020-10-21 16:21
Hoping for BIG matchup since Vitality always chokes against Astralis.
2020-10-21 16:21
2 replies
Same! We haven't had a BIG vs Astralis match yet in this online Era
2020-10-21 16:24
#40
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Asia M@GNU5
could use the BIG vs Astralis matchup
2020-10-21 17:13
imagine losing a map to fnatic LULW
2020-10-21 16:21
5 replies
2 replies
LOL
2020-10-21 16:23
Lol you literally killed him
2020-10-21 17:37
Both Kovacs lost 0-2 to Fnatic the last time they played LULW
2020-10-21 16:24
#55
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Denmark Kon10R
Yeah ... losing a map to top #12 in the world is absolutely hopeless ... right?! In times when "numba one" is changing every other week ... According to hltv logic, Astralis should probably disband after this catastrophy.
2020-10-21 18:55
GG
2020-10-21 16:21
Goatvice came in clutch
2020-10-21 16:22
ez
2020-10-21 16:22
Love to see the way they save a and b tac's : ) so arrogant ...
2020-10-21 16:22
Pure love for this team 🥰
2020-10-21 16:23
Dupreeh finally had a bad game since after that loss to Heroic, if he was on like he has been for the last few matches, Fnatic would have completely been blown out of the water
2020-10-21 16:23
2 replies
Its amazing because Dupreeh had a "Bad Game" and the rest of the team step up
2020-10-21 17:39
1 reply
Very true! One thing that Astralis has better than any other team out there is for the every individual to step up whenever needed.
2020-10-21 17:53
why are all post match news for this DH tournament about astralis? the heroic game and this one but not for any other teams? lmao
2020-10-21 16:29
1 reply
#32
JK | 
Asia flipflop
the heroic match was 1v2 and this was semifinal. I'm sure we'll see a news update on big-vitality match.
2020-10-21 16:48
so ez lol
2020-10-21 16:33
Astralis played good as always. But also seems like fnatic is back to track since they made a bootcamp. Probably it was the thing which they lacked during the online era.
2020-10-21 16:35
1 reply
+1
2020-10-21 17:19
Ez for the #1 in the world.
2020-10-21 16:36
#28
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Germany sommares
ASTRALIS GOAT #tothestars
2020-10-21 16:36
inferno was fanatic's pick
2020-10-21 16:37
#30
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Poland SebL
I think it's the beginning of the new Astralis era. They are looking so great atm. For me it doesn't matter who will they play BIG or Vitality they will win without much problem. fnatic is showing some potential, with small changes they can still be a TOP 10 team imo.
2020-10-21 16:42
Well played Astralis. Let’s fucking go boys.
2020-10-21 16:48
Expected, imagine astralis fix their Dust2
2020-10-21 17:00
3 replies
imagine astralis with xyp9x
2020-10-21 17:02
2 replies
idk, es3tag playing well
2020-10-21 17:03
1 reply
pocmotri PM na hltv ckaji pomoino ili net
2020-10-21 17:05
GG wp
2020-10-21 17:19
RIP
2020-10-21 17:28
ez
2020-10-21 17:53
#51
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Vietnam teppro789
"The match started on Inferno, Astralis’ map pick, and although it was fnatic who took the first pistol round on the attacking sides" Wasn't it Fnatic's pick?
2020-10-21 17:59
1 reply
#52
JK | 
Asia flipflop
yeah..he got it wrong @LucasAM
2020-10-21 18:13
F - Fnatic
2020-10-21 22:16
#61
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United Kingdom lynk
Ez 4 hltv I mean Astralis Kek
2020-10-22 12:27
expected
2020-10-22 14:18
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