Vitality edge out Astralis to reach DreamHack Open Fall grand final

The Danish team will need to beat the winner of Heroic - NiP to earn a grand final rematch against the Frenchmen.

Being blown out of the water on Nuke (16-4) didn't shake Vitality in the upper-bracket series of DreamHack Open Fall, as they recovered and took Dust2 (16-10) and Overpass (16-11) to claim the best-of-three win.

This ends Astralis streak of six consecutive series won over the French team, and sends the Danes to the consolidation final where they will have to beat their countrymen Heroic or neighbours NiP to reach the BO5 grand final. On the other hand, Vitality will have their fourth shot at winning a tournament this year, after finishing runners up at BLAST Premier Spring Europe Finals, cs_summit 6 Europe, and ESL One Cologne 2020 Europe.

apEX led Vitality to their fourth grand final of 2020

A bleak showing from Vitality on Nuke opened the series, with Astralis running over the Frenchmen to take a 9-0 lead as Terrorists, while no Vitality member managed more than five kills. They soon added their first, but Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's team was unable to close out the following 3v5, allowing Astralis to run away with the half.

The Danes switched to the defense with a 13-2 advantage, as the duo of Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen shined, combining for 34 kills. The second half was brought to an end quickly, as Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif and Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen clutched out a 2v4 to conclude Nuke 16-4.

Dust2 looked nothing like Nuke, as the second map offered nail-biter action right from the start. Vitality's pistol win was cancelled out by Astralis' force buy, and the back-and-forth force-wars continued for 10 rounds, without either team being able to chain two rounds together. The madness was finally brought to an end after Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut clutched a 1v4, seeing Vitality go up 7-4.

Astralis found their footing at the end of the half, though, and managed to pull back into the lead before the half-time switch (8-7). On the defensive side, Vitality managed to weather the storm, surviving a couple of Astralis' scary force buys, and with ZywOo's consistent contributions and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier's seven opening kills, the French team closed out the map 16-10.

Two Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon quad kills set up Vitality for a 7-3 lead on the CT side of Overpass as the series rolled towards a conclusion. With the momentum on their side, apEX and co. constantly caused problems for Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's team with their aggression, limiting the Danes' T side to just three rounds.

The first two rounds of the second half went Astralis' way, setting the foundation for a CT-side comeback. They got up to 10 rounds before Vitality managed to expose gaps in the defense and finish off the series with a 16-11 win on the decider, 2-1 for the series..

Matchpage
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23rd October 2020
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Nuke
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Dust2
16
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Overpass
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 59 - 45 +14 86.0 1.23
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 46 - 46 0 72.1 1.03
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 46 - 48 -2 63.6 0.97
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 42 - 48 -6 72.3 0.94
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 40 - 50 -10 69.3 0.92
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 57 - 45 +12 82.7 1.17
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 48 - 51 -3 76.3 1.08
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 43 - 45 -2 75.4 1.01
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 48 - 45 +3 76.6 0.98
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 39 - 47 -8 57.2 0.86
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1100
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1697
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1399
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
#3
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France Uexo
Let's go ! One more step #VforVictory
2020-10-23 23:05
4 replies
#67
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Indonesia lumayan
fluke win
2020-10-24 03:03
2 replies
#68
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France Uexo
4th final this year, constent results, always well placed in the ranking, lmao stfu
2020-10-24 03:44
geng fan because of bntet LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2020-10-24 05:30
I dont say that Astralis will come to the Final, and make a rematch, but if the do, i thing they will WIN,,the reason is that Astralis never loos 2 times to same team,,
2020-10-24 13:48
MISUUUUUUUTAAA T KI DEVICE
2020-10-23 23:06
oof
2020-10-23 23:06
xDDDDDDDDDD asstralose tier10 bot team
2020-10-23 23:06
#8
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Poland matoss
gg <3
2020-10-23 23:06
real zywoo on nuke. nt astralis
2020-10-23 23:06
1 reply
xd?
2020-10-23 23:47
EZ PZ
2020-10-23 23:06
#12
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Europe Velurom
Astralis will reverse-sweep Vitality in the grand final.
2020-10-23 23:07
2 replies
#16
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Denmark dyinbyran
BO3
2020-10-23 23:07
This man isn't clairvoyant, he's just not blind
2020-10-23 23:08
#13
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Argentina xpl0d3
lul
2020-10-23 23:07
#18
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Argentina xpl0d3
use me as es3tag better than xyp9x
2020-10-23 23:07
2 replies
I dont think that I will actually
2020-10-23 23:19
1 reply
#45
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Argentina xpl0d3
do it or
2020-10-23 23:20
#19
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United States notawaffle
ez france
2020-10-23 23:08
#21
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Europe BEAR_XD
Vitality is gonna choke in the grand final anyway KEKW
2020-10-23 23:08
GodwOo
2020-10-23 23:08
BLASTRALIS KEKW
2020-10-23 23:10
#26
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United States kingtaco
as an astralis fan, good job to vitality <3. I hope to meet you guys in final through the lower bracket!
2020-10-23 23:10
1 reply
#81
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Kazakhstan alexkey
Yes, I totally agree
2020-10-24 14:27
T'ES QUI DEVICE, T'ES QUI, PERSONNE
2020-10-23 23:11
#29
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Poland matoss
GG <3 #VFORVICTORY
2020-10-23 23:11
yeet
2020-10-23 23:13
Gg
2020-10-23 23:13
#34
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Poland houzter
cya in grand final
2020-10-23 23:14
ZYWOO TOP1
2020-10-23 23:20
#46
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well , someday Zywoo was gonna perform and pop off against Astralis . Turns out it was today. GG , they`ll get the revenge in final.
2020-10-23 23:24
hahahahahahahahaha laugh for astralis rip
2020-10-23 23:26
hope they will meet in grand final
2020-10-23 23:27
#49
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Poland SebL
Vitality is playing pretty good atm., overall the core of shox, apEX and ZywOo can still make a good team together. For now they will most likely lose in the final anyway. Astralis is still great and solid no.1 team in the world, but it's a big upset from Vitality.
2020-10-23 23:31
2 replies
#76
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France StickyRice
Maybe Vitality will lose in final to Astralis even with the 1-0 default lead but if Vitality had to play against Heroic or NiP (but i doubt one of those teams would beat Astralis to reach the final against Vitality) i'm sure they would win 2 maps out of the 4 to be played (BO5 with 1 map advantage for Vitality)
2020-10-24 10:06
1 reply
#79
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Poland SebL
They could win vs NiP, but beating Astralis or Heroic seems unrealistic for me.
2020-10-24 12:07
lol
2020-10-23 23:41
LUCKY
2020-10-23 23:44
3 replies
how much?
2020-10-24 00:03
#65
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Ireland IX!
no he's on Heretics
2020-10-24 01:17
1 reply
#77
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France StickyRice
xD nice one
2020-10-24 10:08
#54
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Germany sommares
ggwp
2020-10-23 23:47
gh
2020-10-23 23:50
Vitality are gods in rmr events, if they could replicate that form in other events they would be a consistent #1
2020-10-24 00:07
Lol @everyone talking shit about vitality on nuke...
2020-10-24 00:17
1 reply
#62
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Denmark Notallama
When you get manhandled repeatedly after getting so many entryfrags, that tends to happen. They were just not hitting their shots on def at all.. even when having the advantages. Not good enough
2020-10-24 00:33
dupreeh doing really well last couple of events
2020-10-24 00:34
GG wp
2020-10-24 01:31
One of the better matches if seen in a while. Both teams played well. Very exciting to watch. Hoping for a rematch in the Grand Finale and I hope to see vertigo as the decider map.
2020-10-24 07:26
i want misutaaa in my bed
2020-10-24 08:57
Zywoo did play like with wh
2020-10-24 09:55
#78
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Brazil logzera
No xyp no major
2020-10-24 10:26
thats a suprise maybe a rematch in the big final
2020-10-24 17:09
gg
2020-10-24 17:57
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