Astralis beat mousesports to win DreamHack Masters Winter

The Danes picked up their third title of this online era after a hard-fought victory.

Astralis won the European division of DreamHack Masters Winter on Sunday with a 3-1 win against MOUZ. The Danes ran all over their opponents on Train before MOUZ responded in kind on Inferno as the teams won each other's map picks by huge margins.

But if the first two maps were blowouts, the third and fourth were decided by details, and Astralis made sure to punish MOUZ for their mistakes. The international team recovered from slow starts on Nuke and Vertigo, but they lacked the bite to put those games away, while Astralis were clinical in the final stages and managed to force errors out of their opponents.

Astralis, who also showed the flexibility of their six-man roster by successfully rotating Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth in the final two maps, will have little time to celebrate as they will return to action in just two days' time in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, in which they could face MOUZ again as early as Wednesday if both teams lose their opening matches.

Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz lit up the game during the early stages as he went 17-0 to give Astralis a commanding lead on Train, MOUZ' map pick. It took Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's side eight rounds to get on the board, but once they did, Astralis looked to be on the ropes. MOUZ strung five rounds together to calm things down before the final two rounds of the half went to the Danes.

device put up a series-high 1.37 rating to lead Astralis to glory

Astralis were unwilling to take pity on their opponents and added to their lead after the break with a flawless pistol. MOUZ still attempted a response in gun rounds but lost two close post-plant situations and were left ruing their map choice as Astralis ran out comfortable winners.

MOUZ came out on Inferno looking a different side and grabbed an early lead following a quad-kill by Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool in the pistol round. The Estonian star and Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras were a nuisance throughout the half as they combined for 36 frags to power the team to a 12-3 lead. The rout continued in the second half as MOUZ quickly picked up the four rounds they needed to win the map and level the series.

Astralis brought Bubzkji on for Nuke, where they enjoyed a dominant start as they won all but one of the opening seven rounds of the game. MOUZ gradually found their footing and began to cause trouble to the Danes' defence, with only three rounds separating the two sides at the break.

MOUZ quickly restored parity after the side switch, but their hot streak was brought to a halt by device, who clutched a 1v3 situation with a Tec9. Adding insult to injury was Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander, who pulled off a 1v4 clutch just a few rounds later to kick his team further into the lead. MOUZ looked shocked at the realisation that the game was slipping away from them, yet they somehow managed to stay composed and brought the scoreline to 13-13, when Astralis took advantage of an error from Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong on ramps to steal the game from their opponents.

ropz was mousesports' best player on all maps but Train

Vertigo followed the same pattern as the previous map, with Astralis getting off to a flying start. Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen looked intent on leaving a footprint on the game as he racked up 14 frags during his team's 9-3 run before MOUZ tightened up and won the remaining rounds of the half.

The international team came out of the break full of energy and put together some rounds to take the lead for the first time on the map. The game then entered a scrappy period as rounds went both ways and neither side managed to assume control of proceedings. Down 14-11, Astralis finally got into their stride defensively and hit map point, but then karrigan turned saviour as he rescued his team from the jaws of defeat with a multi-kill.

The first overtime could not determine a winner as MOUZ once again recovered from a match point down. The second set of extra rounds seemed to be heading in the same direction, especially after a lengthy break due to technical reasons, but the game resumed with a stunning 1v2 clutch by dupreeh that put Astralis on map point - and the Danes would not let it go to waste this time around.

Matchpage
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3
6th December 2020
5
Train
16
16
Inferno
3
13
Nuke
16
19
Vertigo
22
 MOUZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
92 - 70 +22 86.6 1.24
84 - 70 +14 80.7 1.18
83 - 79 +4 81.0 1.06
54 - 75 -21 57.6 0.80
57 - 88 -31 65.2 0.79
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
102 - 67 +35 93.6 1.37
81 - 78 +3 75.1 1.03
50 - 54 -4 69.8 1.00
64 - 78 -14 71.2 0.98
68 - 80 -12 70.7 0.94
15 - 18 -3 74.6 0.86

DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 Europe final standings:

1. Denmark Astralis - $60,000
2. Europe MOUZ - $30,000
3-4. Brazil FURIA - $12,000
3-4. Europe GODSENT - $12,000
5-8. Russia Gambit - $5,000
5-8. Europe Complexity - $5,000
5-8. Denmark Heroic - $5,000
5-8. Europe Cloud9 - $5,000
9-12. Denmark North - $2,500
9-12. Europe G2 - $2,500
9-12. Europe FaZe - $2,500
9-12. Russia Spirit - $2,500
13-16. Belarus Nemiga - $1,500
13-16. United States Liquid - $1,500
13-16. Europe c0ntact - $1,500
13-16. Finland ENCE - $1,500

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1712
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1698
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
741
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1771
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1703
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Germany Germania
EZ 4 GOAT TEAM! Really enjoyed the 2 rounds in this last hour!
2020-12-06 22:02
21 replies
#3
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Europe Ignotuspuer
why even play with smokes against Astralis anymore at this point?
2020-12-06 22:02
17 replies
#6
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United States GameZ_iwnl
I mean Mouz atleast made it close.
2020-12-06 22:03
16 replies
#16
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Japan Yuukek
Exclusive guide for mouse owners how to make your team stop suffering and start playing a beautiful cs : - Karrigan - Botj - Frozen + Msl + Aizy + Refrezh
2020-12-06 22:06
15 replies
#25
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United States dangalange
Aizy hasnt been relevant for years, MSL lead north absolutely nowhere but south for years. their current roster is definitely better than this trash
2020-12-06 22:08
6 replies
lol that north-south Joke was brilliant
2020-12-06 22:19
2 replies
#72
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United States dangalange
ty <3
2020-12-06 22:49
great joke Sir haha
2020-12-07 03:35
+1 i like the north-south joke
2020-12-06 22:24
I`d award you but it ain`t reddit
2020-12-06 22:29
1 reply
#64
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United States dangalange
ty mens <3
2020-12-06 22:44
imagine putting MSL above karrigan as an IGL lul
2020-12-06 22:53
1 reply
#78
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United States dangalange
and he says I have low IQ LUL. this guy is room temperature IQ
2020-12-06 22:54
-karrigan for what? Yes he's -33 but that's because he's dying alot(88), trying to make space for his team. He has 57 kills which is decent for an igl. The only one that has no excuses is chrisj, he has less kills than karrigan. Your main awper bottom fragging is never a good sight.
2020-12-06 23:57
4 replies
This
2020-12-07 00:47
ChrisJ has been coming in clutch for mousesports. He may have low no. of kills but most of his kills are high impact kills, causing mousr to win rounds
2020-12-07 03:19
1 reply
No he is missing easy shots is why everyone is saying -ChrisJ, he isn't comfortable on the AWP and he isn't able to rifle properly either. They need a decent awper to make space for the team, karrigan throwing himself as bait is not going to work for long.
2020-12-07 04:46
#139
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Europe dalgass
When Faze disbands they should -ChrisJ +Broky Broky and Ropz together may be too much IQ for one team tho, might cause conflict.
2020-12-07 06:02
You say -frozen but he's been the statistically second best player for Mouz. Why even add 3 Danes? Aizy is ok but not incredible. MSL isn't a great leader, certainly worse than Karrigan who has proven his leadership abilities. Hell, they got to the finals with ChrisJ. And Refrezh is good but not likely to improve much. The only reasonable change they should make is letting ChrisJ go and finding a competent AWP. It's all they need, not some complete destruction of a lineup that has performed pretty well given they only have 2 solid fraggers (and only one of which shows up almost every single game).
2020-12-07 00:27
+1
2020-12-06 22:03
+1 goat IGL is back
2020-12-06 22:17
so bubzkji has a negative k/d what now? back to bench?
2020-12-07 06:03
#2
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United States GameZ_iwnl
Pog Edit: oshit 2nd
2020-12-06 22:03
7 replies
#130
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Indonesia lumayan
Im an astralis and mouse fan. But gotta feel bad for mouz this time. twitter.com/ropzicle/status/133568427656..
2020-12-07 04:41
6 replies
It's okay, I am happy for how they played in the entire event
2020-12-07 05:30
3 replies
Liiquid LuL though
2020-12-07 05:30
1 reply
It's a sad time to be an NA fan :(
2020-12-07 14:43
#141
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Indonesia lumayan
just... wouldnt u be super upset if ping plays a factor here...
2020-12-07 06:29
Yeah that issue was a fun killer for us who's watching great match.
2020-12-07 08:04
I've never been a fan of Astralis but I do love watching them play, but I've always been a Mouz fan since they're 2018/19 peak with Oskar, sunny, and styko in the roster. They might not have won this time but 2had is better than anything else they've done recently. In time I hope they'll be a much more consistent team
2020-12-07 14:41
#4
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South Africa Ston3Cold
3rd, woot woot, GG WP Astralis!
2020-12-06 22:02
5 replies
#9
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United States GameZ_iwnl
4th*
2020-12-06 22:03
sry bro
2020-12-06 22:49
3 replies
got 3rd and 69 now thats something
2020-12-06 22:49
#71
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Meh, all good, still happy to be in the top 5 comments. A first for me, lol!
2020-12-06 22:49
1 reply
congratz men 😎
2020-12-06 22:50
wtf
2020-12-06 22:02
expected
2020-12-06 22:03
#8
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Norway stekt_laks
EZPZ
2020-12-06 22:03
6v5 unfair disqualify them
2020-12-06 22:03
3 replies
#41
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Russia NOD777
Name checks out
2020-12-06 22:19
1 reply
ore like everything still angry from last match just a delusional Brasilian who gets too emotive
2020-12-06 22:31
#51
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India Specc_GG
Why are you crying? Its allowed. And that's coming from a mouz fan.
2020-12-06 22:23
easy
2020-12-06 22:03
#14
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Dev1ce Numer 1 102 - 67 +35 kills Damn
2020-12-06 22:04
3 replies
device haters are crying
2020-12-06 22:06
1 reply
#53
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Denmark Jonasnhj
+1
2020-12-06 22:29
#87
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Lithuania aikaz45
dayumn ... beast mode
2020-12-06 23:22
you guys put wrong event on top, it's winter not spring
2020-12-06 22:05
1 reply
+1
2020-12-06 22:08
#17
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Tunisia LenkonFTW
Dev1ce goat
2020-12-06 22:06
DEVKING , FINAL RATING EVEN HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE RATING IN THE TOURNAMENT. Glaive back to IGLing, Magisk back to fragging and Astralis back to winning , who would have thought. GG! it was a nice game! But Mouz needs a better awper than Bong J for sure.
2020-12-06 22:06
1 reply
Miss J back at it!! KEKWWWWWWWWW
2020-12-07 03:24
device top3 2020?
2020-12-06 22:06
4 replies
I think he is top5 now, at minimum
2020-12-06 22:07
He has performed so good lately so yes.
2020-12-06 22:13
Most likely 4th behind NiKo ropz should be 5th though
2020-12-07 00:41
#1 zywoo #2 S1mple #3 Niko #4 Device #5 Ropz i might be wrong tho this makes sense
2020-12-07 12:22
chrisj needs to go lol he's the deadweight, not even igl and less kills than karrigan. Bare in mind chrisj is using a weapon that u point and click abuse angles etc lmao
2020-12-06 22:10
1 reply
+1
2020-12-06 22:10
#26
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United States dangalange
Astralis won another tournament? who could have guessed
2020-12-06 22:08
4 replies
Wdym, they haven’t been very good this year tbh((
2020-12-06 22:10
3 replies
#29
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United States dangalange
I mean this whole year has been whack, they made a lot of dumb roster moves like adding JUGI and using es3tag as standin and using bub very rarely. the core of astralis is still very good, teamplay and using pure aim to win maps
2020-12-06 22:12
I think they had a great year, besides the jugi/snappi thing there
2020-12-06 22:20
wtf do you expect from a team whose core members took a break and had to shuffle everything in the first 6 months? If that happened to any other T1 team, it would have immediately brought them to relegation and probably would have not won a single thing this year. On the other hand, Astralis took a few championships on their belt the moment gla1ve got back(who wasn't even IGL those times) then almost stomped every tourney afterwards. Get your standards checked and appreciate greatness mens, there's nothing bad to say to be fckng honest
2020-12-07 03:34
Goatvice
2020-12-06 22:12
lol bubzkji 15 kills in 4 maps , kick this bot 😣
2020-12-06 22:14
5 replies
stupid he only played 1 map
2020-12-06 22:43
2 replies
No he didn't 😤😏😏
2020-12-06 22:44
1 reply
autism kekw
2020-12-06 22:45
Nice bait mate!
2020-12-07 08:11
1 reply
#85
2020-12-07 08:21
#33
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Europe Velurom
devveking is GOAT!
2020-12-06 22:14
gla1ve is back, device in top form, Magisk fragging hard, dupreeh delivered as usual Great game Respect for mouz, especially ropz and frozen
2020-12-06 22:17
2 replies
And karrigan
2020-12-07 02:45
#113
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Denmark Kon10R
+1
2020-12-07 03:12
Change player for 3rd map and than rechange for 4th. Hope this bs won't become standard in CSGO anytime soon.
2020-12-06 22:17
1 reply
That's just fair, tbh. The team doing the shuffling gets as much risk as to the opposing team. Not everyone has the ability to sync in with members outside of the 5 core and opposing teams can take advantage of that, that's why not everyone's doing it. Its a double-edged sword, I don't get silvers crying over this. It could go both ways due to the added risk and is a nice changeup from the usual since fcking 3 decades.
2020-12-07 03:41
csgo best game
2020-12-06 22:17
5 replies
val gon be better in 1 year
2020-12-06 22:20
3 replies
go next nice meme
2020-12-06 22:20
name checks out
2020-12-06 22:20
kekw china
2020-12-06 23:43
+1
2020-12-06 22:20
#38
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Russia NOD777
Current top: 1. Godsent 2. Astralis
2020-12-06 22:17
1 reply
I don't think Godsent are any near top 1 they played good, but their known thing is inconsistency
2020-12-06 22:33
which team has the most titles now in 2020?
2020-12-06 22:17
congrats for winning tier 2 event
2020-12-06 22:20
2 replies
navi lost to vitality in tier2 league kekw
2020-12-06 22:44
1 reply
nt tier 300 scene
2020-12-06 23:06
What a match gg
2020-12-06 22:21
ChrisJ star AWPer 57 ADR gg
2020-12-06 22:21
1 reply
#127
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Indonesia lumayan
chill dude, being 2nd place is good enough e?
2020-12-07 03:56
#50
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Georgia Megobari
Astralis won again, sadly...I was hoping for a huge upset :( P.S-ChrisJ is a joke
2020-12-06 22:21
1 reply
#116
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Denmark Kon10R
Yeah. He's only top #46 in the world. Out of MILLIONS ...
2020-12-07 03:19
#55
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Spain elskio
End-year boost inc. Keep it up Astralis!
2020-12-06 22:31
#57
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Spain capta1n
I really enjoyed the final, Mouse played better than I expected but I think we got to see a glimpse of the old Astralis with Devve being a damn great awper, Gla1ve calling almost flawlessly most of the time, Dupreeh doing his job, Magisk fragging out and Xyp just being a great overall support player. Deserved win! But damn Ropz mad respect that guy is a monster :O
2020-12-06 22:33
2 replies
#75
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Denmark Duke1996
Yeah, and Bubz did actually good on Nuke.
2020-12-06 22:52
1 reply
#150
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Spain capta1n
Glad to see him finally play again. Perfect fit for a map of nuke where you want to play for map control and Bubz fits the description of a really good agressive styled player. Constant nuisance for opponents to be watching your flank like they're playing against Furia.
2020-12-07 11:09
Hopefully Astralis stays strong.
2020-12-06 22:37
IF you look at mouz scoreboard, you can tell who is 30 and who is not :))
2020-12-06 22:41
1 reply
#79
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Denmark Duke1996
Karrigan IGL'ing and with more kills than Chrisj...
2020-12-06 22:54
102 kills wow
2020-12-06 22:44
7 replies
#93
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Brazil hugoooo
In four maps, one of them going to OT... we have seen players getting 100+ kills on bo3
2020-12-07 00:15
6 replies
"we have seen players getting 100+ kills on bo3" like when?
2020-12-07 00:19
5 replies
#103
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Brazil hugoooo
s1mple and coldzera... I don't remember the matches tho ZywOo probably has made it too, but its just a guess, the other two I remember
2020-12-07 01:37
4 replies
pretty sure both have never done that
2020-12-07 01:41
3 replies
#105
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Brazil hugoooo
Not only you didn't saw that but you don't even believe... Expected from HLTV profile number 1.2mi+
2020-12-07 01:47
2 replies
why would i believe someone who has literally no proof and makes bullshit claims.
2020-12-07 01:49
1 reply
hltv.org/matches/2228997/natus-vincere-v.. tense tense what's your problem tense ?
2020-12-07 05:45
Sad for ropz :/
2020-12-06 23:04
#84
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Spain T[]mB
How many times do we need device top fragging to assume he is the Hero of time
2020-12-06 23:09
chokigan kek fcking w xd
2020-12-06 23:19
5v6 kekw
2020-12-06 23:42
GG Device played great this final
2020-12-06 23:51
Gg, was tough to watch inferno though, can't wait for Astralis to get back to their 2018 form
2020-12-07 00:30
$60,000 top prize, meanwhile 3rd place in flashpoint is $100,000 :p Great matches in both tournaments though, gg
2020-12-07 00:41
#99
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France PP_Bizon
:( gg astralis
2020-12-07 00:44
The J-man getting the awp and netting a -21 K/D is dissapointing, and may well be a difference maker in a final like this. Karrigan stats are bad cus he does hard entry, but Chris J has no excuse for this performance. I like the guy, and he might be good for the team as a secondary caller, and does well to handle the young guns in- and outside of the server. But if Mouz really want to be a consistant top 3 team in the world, then this seems to be their week spot right now.
2020-12-07 00:54
1 reply
+1 two weak fraggers in one team doesn't work...one man is enough to do the dirty job
2020-12-07 03:44
#107
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Poland SebL
Astralis is actually looking good, I'm surprised by them a lot, with small changes another era could be coming in. mousesports is showing some potential, the core of karrigan, frozen and ropz could build a team that would be contender for the biggest tittles.
2020-12-07 02:04
Mous hit their ceiling with this lineup. Kick this absolute bot in ChrisJ. "but he clutch a 1v5 in the final" isn't reason to keep him.
2020-12-07 03:17
Vitality would've beaten them
2020-12-07 04:13
7 replies
Statistically Vitality is the easiest team to beat in a final.
2020-12-07 04:43
6 replies
#146
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Serbia XD___
g2?
2020-12-07 09:59
5 replies
Don’t think so, Vitality have lost 4 or 5 finals this year I believe. Have G2 lost more than that?
2020-12-07 10:10
4 replies
#151
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Serbia XD___
G2: Lost cs_summit vs mousesports vs coach and standin lost eu road to rio vs astralis lost dh spring vs big lost katowice vs navi thats 4/4 unless you count champions cup wich they won vs team spirit, ence, big with smooya and hard legion than its also 4/5
2020-12-07 11:10
3 replies
You’re right, I somehow forgot summit was this year, seems so long ago. What an insane final that was.
2020-12-07 12:20
2 replies
#155
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Serbia XD___
I think it wasnt this year but december but still shows how g2 likes to choke :)
2020-12-07 14:04
1 reply
And now they benched Jacky boi .
2020-12-08 17:08
#138
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Brazil serjolaum
totally expected
2020-12-07 05:55
#142
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India Rav3nEz
That fumble in most crucial rounds both in Nuke & Vertigo. Sad for mouz mens.
2020-12-07 06:37
mouz were better than Astralis but they made few huge mistakes which lost them game..
2020-12-07 10:27
2 replies
No they were not. Ropz just had an incredible series
2020-12-07 13:41
1 reply
They lost Nuke cause they lost 1v3 and 1v4 situation but anyway they lost 13:16 so don't tell me that Astralis dominated on Nuke.. It was crucial map for mouz.. And if they won vertigo somehow i'm 100% sure Astralis will smash them on D2 cause they don't know play d2 last time.. so that could be easily 3:1 for mouz but they made huge mistakes.. gg wp
2020-12-07 21:22
Karrigan last map on toilet: bomb has been planted
2020-12-07 10:58
DEVICE CARRIED ASTRALIS KEKW
2020-12-07 14:04
the hero in this match was chrisj, mr wallbang i would say.
2020-12-07 22:23
haha lost against godsent glaive got the igl role and win the whole tournament xd
2020-12-08 05:26
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