Astralis halt Gambit's winning streak; FURIA outclass Complexity in DH Masters Winter

It was the Russian team's first defeat in over a month.

Astralis and FURIA have advanced to the semi-finals of DreamHack Masters Winter following 2-0 wins over Gambit and Complexity, respectively. The Danish giants, who are the highest-ranked team still alive in the tournament following Heroic's elimination, brought an end to Gambit's 19-match winning streak with a great all-round display in a series that wasn't as close as what the map scorelines indicate: The Russians proved worthy opponents and put up a good fight, especially during the early stages of both maps, but they struggled whenever the Danes put their foot on the pedal.

The Russian team, who had made it through the group stage with convincing wins over Cloud9 and Complexity, came out strongly on Vertigo, their map pick, as they raced to a 7-3 lead on the offense, but then Astralis tightened up and locked down the remaining rounds of the half, with Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif sitting at the top of the scoreboard with 16 frags to his name and a 103 ADR. The 22-year-old, who recently relinquished the in-game leader role, continued his fine form in the second half, adding 11 kills to his tally as Astralis went on an 8-0 run to win the map.

dupreeh put up a series-high 1.47 rating as Astralis moved past Gambit

A 1v3 clutch by Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov gave Gambit an early lead, which only grew as the half wore on. They rallied to a 7-1 lead with some risky gambles in gun rounds, but their spell of dominance was brought to an end once Astralis picked up the pace, with only one round separating the two sides at the break. Gambit fought hard to keep the scoreline close in the second half, but Astralis were unwilling to let the game get out of hand and won four rounds in a row to lock down the map.

Meanwhile, FURIA brushed aside Complexity in a one-sided affair that was decorated by imperious displays from the team's star players, Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos and Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato. The pair combined for 52 frags as FURIA ran out comfortable winners on Mirage, their opponents' map pick, where the first half ended with a 12-3 scoreline.

FURIA carried their momentum into Nuke and went for Complexity's throats from the offset, cruising to an 8-2 lead. The European team fought back and brought the deficit to three rounds before the side switch, but their efforts were in vain as they were unable to post a single round on the offense.

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2
4th December 2020
9
Vertigo
16
12
Inferno
16
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolovsh1ro 34 - 36 -2 71.9 0.97
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushininterz 30 - 39 -9 64.7 0.88
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkovnafany 31 - 39 -8 67.0 0.85
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' RykhtorovAx1Le 27 - 40 -13 59.1 0.76
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 25 - 39 -14 56.7 0.68
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 44 - 25 +19 92.2 1.47
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 41 - 29 +12 86.3 1.34
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 45 - 28 +17 84.1 1.26
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 31 - 34 -3 67.0 1.01
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 32 - 32 0 62.0 0.95
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4th December 2020
16
Mirage
8
16
Nuke
6
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 51 - 24 +27 96.7 1.63
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 41 - 19 +22 91.2 1.51
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 31 - 25 +6 71.8 1.21
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 32 - 26 +6 80.5 1.20
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 25 - 23 +2 70.0 1.06
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 31 - 35 -4 81.0 0.96
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 22 - 38 -16 66.0 0.75
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 21 - 35 -14 54.9 0.69
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 24 - 35 -11 52.5 0.69
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 19 - 37 -18 55.7 0.64
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.13
ez furia
2020-12-04 19:09
3 replies
how fing good are they
2020-12-04 19:12
1 reply
ez4yurrih
2020-12-04 19:20
Gambit looks very promising
2020-12-04 19:17
easy for brazil
2020-12-04 19:10
Rip COL, feel nad for them and jks especially
2020-12-04 19:10
nt for gambit
2020-12-04 19:10
#5
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
easy furia
2020-12-04 19:10
#6
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Brazil Brunoow13
ez4furia ez4mibr
2020-12-04 19:11
#7
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Mongolia Sythapilla
Good experience for Gambit's young boys.
2020-12-04 19:11
ggnt gambit
2020-12-04 19:11
#9
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United States TopBaiter
dev0ce
2020-12-04 19:11
2 replies
I find this offensive
2020-12-04 21:09
1 reply
#51
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United States TopBaiter
ok sorry
2020-12-05 03:39
Nt godbit
2020-12-04 19:12
expected
2020-12-04 19:12
#13
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Brazil rehbobina
when furia’s style of play fits, it’s very beautiful to see them playing
2020-12-04 19:14
1 reply
This. Entertaining team to watch
2020-12-04 20:28
Nt gambit worse opponent
2020-12-04 19:14
EU CS KKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-12-04 19:14
1 reply
Nice bait Br0s0l
2020-12-04 20:41
Ez against tier 2 #Tothestars See u Mouse in da final
2020-12-04 19:16
2 replies
Not ez against tier2 (godsent)
2020-12-04 20:29
1 reply
Astralis in da final I dont see godsent there
2020-12-05 18:38
HAHAHAHA GOT'EM
2020-12-04 19:23
5 replies
gonna play brokenfang missions now, brb
2020-12-04 19:23
4 replies
bruh who cars
2020-12-04 19:25
3 replies
ive got helly fans on this site steamcommunity.com/id/LOBYA6AJIN now stfu
2020-12-04 19:29
2 replies
wow who cars
2020-12-04 19:35
1 reply
you clearly cared
2020-12-04 19:55
nt sh1ro
2020-12-04 19:35
ofc Furia rek col so obvious. They couldn't outaim gambit, what else could u expect
2020-12-04 19:37
#26
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Russia Kirillqa89
Nt gambit
2020-12-04 19:45
REMATCH MUST BE HOT. ASTRALIS VS GODSENT
2020-12-04 19:49
Astralis lucky these time
2020-12-04 19:53
NT Gambit, from tier 3 to tier 1, look's like very cool
2020-12-04 20:13
lol
2020-12-04 20:18
#34
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Hong Kong DG84
Gambot top 1 cis
2020-12-04 20:29
#35
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Poland SebL
Astralis is showing some potential, with small changes they could still be contender for the biggest tittles. Gambit is actually looking pretty good, with small changes they could be a TOP 10 team. FURIA is looking insane, TOP 3 team for me. Complexity is showing a little bit of life left in them, with small changes they could still be really good.
2020-12-04 20:40
2 replies
Nice obvious predictions sebix
2020-12-05 13:45
1 reply
#55
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Poland SebL
Is it that obvious? Wouldn't say so.
2020-12-05 17:21
#37
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Brazil ovomexido
astralis x furia lets gooooo sick game
2020-12-04 20:52
#38
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United States Rambeard
coL :’(
2020-12-04 21:07
#40
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United States B_A_
The addition of jks hasn’t worked Disappointing for sure Maybe things turn around but not looking good atm
2020-12-04 21:10
1 reply
Still early to tell, after their break we’ll be able to see how they come
2020-12-04 23:30
ezz
2020-12-04 21:20
lol
2020-12-04 22:09
So ez for astralis...
2020-12-04 22:12
Unluko
2020-12-04 22:18
#45
loli | 
Oceania soz1
ezezez
2020-12-04 23:02
Furia pog
2020-12-04 23:05
Furia are running triple awp and CoL continue to dry peak everything. No smokes, no flashes. It's a 2v5 before any nades are thrown. Seriously don't understand what they were doing.
2020-12-05 01:09
2 replies
Col with jks 😂😂
2020-12-05 17:47
1 reply
XD
2020-12-06 01:17
#49
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Australia CaZeR01
Complexity what doink
2020-12-05 02:15
Furia is looking scary tbh
2020-12-05 02:46
#52
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African Union mikecool
Got rekt hard oof
2020-12-05 06:48
nt gambit hope to see your form continue to increase :) "Meanwhile, FURIA brushed aside Complexity " this is so funny xaxaxa
2020-12-05 08:02
Nt gambit 😂😂 Astralis too good!
2020-12-05 17:46
19 games win steak wow
2020-12-05 18:49
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