GODSENT stun Astralis in DreamHack Masters Winter
The No. 4-ranked team in the world will take on Liquid in a surprising early fight for survival.
GODSENT delivered on Monday the first major upset of DreamHack Masters Winter with a 2-1 victory over Astralis, who will face Liquid on Wednesday in an elimination match. The international team will move on to the second round in Group B's double-elimination bracket, in which they will get a shot at revenge against mousesports after their recent thrashing at the hands of Finn "karrigan" Andersen's side in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.
GODSENT came back from a 5-10 deficit on Train to draw first blood in the series before Astralis responded in emphatic fashion with a beating on Dust2. The first half of Nuke ended with only one round separating the two teams, but then the Danes crumbled defensively, picking up just three rounds as they recorded their fifth loss on this map in the last six games.
And Luka "emi" Vuković, who is playing his second tournament for GODSENT on trial, spoke of his delight at finally seeing results and performances after the disappointing debut that the team had under his command last week.
"Since I joined the team I've been breathing and playing CS 24/7 just to make this team work," said emi, who had 1.20+ ratings in GODSENT's map victories. "In practice we played pretty well against everyone, then the match against mousesports came and I was really nervous. I couldn't sleep the night before the match because I hadn't played officials in like six months and I had stopped being the in-game leader when Snappi joined c0ntact. I was the lurker, so I wasn't sure how it was going to pan out.
"In this match, you could see our potential and how we play when we play without fear, when we help each other and when we communicate well."
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|54 - 46||+8||76.7||1.13|
|54 - 50||+4||77.9||1.09|
|52 - 49||+3||69.3||1.01|
|45 - 55||-10||74.9||0.99|
|36 - 41||-5||61.1||0.92|