Vitality brush Astralis aside to win BLAST Premier Fall Finals

The French team picked up their second consecutive title with another convincing victory.

Vitality won the BLAST Premier Fall Finals on Sunday following a 2-1 victory against Astralis. The French team put in dominant performances on Vertigo and Inferno either side of a close Dust2 game to add the BLAST title to the IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe crown that they won just two weeks ago.

It was a forgetful night for Astralis, who endured an unconvincing display. They looked off the pace and short of ideas as they were put under pressure from the offset by a red-hot Vitality side firing on all cylinders and with a clear game plan with their six-man roster. The entire Vitality team ended the series with above-average ratings, but one player clearly stood out: Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier, who featured in both of his team's map wins, was an unlikely hero on Vertigo as he put in a career-high 2.12 rating to set his team up for a bright start to the match.

Long gone are the days when the French team struggled in finals: they have hit a purple patch and could make it three titles in a row next week as they will compete in the IEM Global Challenge, the final event of the year.

The series kicked off on Vertigo, an obvious pick on Astralis' part after Vitality had been outclassed on this map by BIG on Saturday in a series they ended up winning convincingly. But the French side came out today looking a completely different side, racing to an 8-0 lead with a tight and compact defense, with misutaaa leading the charge with a 13-2 score.

Vitality made light work of Astralis on Vertigo and Inferno

Astralis, who by that point had already called two timeouts, then finally got a round on the board, but they continued to find space very limited on the map. It took the Danes two big individual plays — an ace from Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and a quad kill from Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif — to build on that initial round, but there were hardly any improvements to their offense as they went into the break chasing a 3-12 deficit.

More misery was poured on Astralis, who were overrun in the following pistol round. The Danes still responded — courtesy of a trio of kills by Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz —, but there was nothing they could do to stop the onslaught as Vitality cruised to another commanding victory.

The first half of Dust2 was the polar opposite of Vertigo's, with Astralis storming to an 8-0 lead on the CT side after a flying start. Vitality then began to chip away at the deficit — winning a couple of scrappy exchanges —, but the pattern of the game remained the same as the Danes stayed in charge and took 11 rounds into the second half.

Vitality came out of the break a revitalised side and kept Astralis' players at bay with a tight and compact defense, staying composed even after losing a crucial anti-eco round with a two-man advantage. They eventually took the lead at 14-13 but were unable to deliver the finishing blow: Astralis capitalised on some uncharacteristic missed shots by Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and created holes in Vitality's defense in a chaotic and nervy end to the game to restore parity in the series.

The Frenchmen were unfazed by that setback, however, and bulldozed their way to another demolition job on Inferno. Vitality rallied after losing the pistol round and shut out the Danes for a 12-3 half, with Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy sitting at the top of the scoreboard with 18 frags to his name.

The second half began with Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire outplaying Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander in a 1v1 situation to send Vitality further into the lead. The Danish tactician would get his revenge a few rounds later with an ace — at a time when Astralis were already against the ropes and facing series point —, but the team's comeback hopes were crushed in the following round as Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom and ZywOo clutched a 2v4 situation.

Matchpage
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1
13th December 2020
16
Vertigo
4
14
Dust2
16
16
Inferno
5
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 19 +22 100.7 1.64
57 - 43 +14 91.5 1.33
58 - 42 +16 83.9 1.25
36 - 28 +8 74.0 1.23
53 - 38 +15 73.9 1.19
30 - 29 +1 69.3 1.07
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 55 -6 78.7 1.01
48 - 56 -8 75.8 0.88
44 - 56 -12 73.3 0.86
32 - 52 -20 55.5 0.73
26 - 58 -32 45.3 0.57

BLAST Premier Fall Finals standings:

1. France Vitality - $225,000
2. Denmark Astralis - $85,000 + BLAST Global Finals spot *
3. Germany BIG - $40,000
4. Russia Natus Vincere - $25,000
5-6. Brazil FURIA - $15,000
5-6. Europe G2 - $15,000
7-8. Europe OG - $10,000
7-8. Europe MOUZ - $10,000

Note: Since Vitality were already qualified for the BLAST Global Finals through placing second in the Spring Finals, the Fall Finals spot will go to Astralis.

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
206
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1726
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1184
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1742
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Vitality is the best team of all time.
2020-12-14 00:13
48 replies
Not really
2020-12-14 00:14
8 replies
#82
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Albania HLTV_God
2020-12-14 00:32
7 replies
thanks for this wonderful clip sir
2020-12-14 01:13
#103
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Brazil pooternd
YEEE XUUUUU LÉSGOOOOOO
2020-12-14 01:33
LUL
2020-12-14 02:31
Xdddd shoxie remind me jim carrey here
2020-12-14 05:21
THEY KNOW ME FOR MY 1 TAPS
2020-12-14 07:35
1 reply
#216
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Cyprus shmoe
? Reply needs to have actual content
2020-12-14 13:55
meme potential!
2020-12-14 08:21
#6
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Asia TopBaiter
True
2020-12-14 00:14
ez
2020-12-14 00:14
Big if true.
2020-12-14 00:14
1 reply
+1 #GOBIG
2020-12-14 00:28
1)astralis 2)vitality
2020-12-14 00:15
#19
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United States Frotha
Bruh, ZywOo and his team are having an insane year so much high placings. He was looking like me with the AWP on Dust2 tho
2020-12-14 00:18
#25
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Ukraine d3adLY
HAAHAHA not even in top 10
2020-12-14 00:16
21 replies
Wow u must be srsly delusional :D 3rd article u are commenting :DDd
2020-12-14 00:17
6 replies
#50
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Ukraine d3adLY
u actually think vitality is best team of all time?
2020-12-14 00:21
5 replies
No i dont think vitality is best of all time.
2020-12-14 00:26
4 replies
#67
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Ukraine d3adLY
so why did u say #32?
2020-12-14 00:28
3 replies
Just commenting because i think vita is or will be in top 10 of all time.
2020-12-14 00:31
2 replies
#229
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
+1 they have a really good chance to be but atm def not. They haven't accomplished enough yet or proved that they are consistent quite yet.
2020-12-14 21:05
1 reply
Thats why i said "is or will be" and i think thats gonna change in next year.
2020-12-15 11:11
Your baits are the worst
2020-12-14 02:15
13 replies
#109
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Ukraine d3adLY
do u think vitality is top 10 team of all time?
2020-12-14 02:16
12 replies
#116
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United States ekwi
honestly yes, I dont' think any pre CSGO crap counts.
2020-12-14 03:25
11 replies
Pre CSGO history is not "crap". Just because you don't care about it doesn't mean it's any less significant.
2020-12-14 05:07
7 replies
#138
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United States ekwi
even early csgo times the graphics looked really bad. nobody cares about that era of the game, people weren't even as good as they are now yet everyone always talks about "ohhh how legendary NIP were in 2013" or something
2020-12-14 05:10
6 replies
#144
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Europe Theivze
I car
2020-12-14 06:05
This is strictly addressing your point about how the graphics looked bad. Well, of course they did, in 7 years I can promise you that today's graphics would pale in comparison to the future, but that doesn't mean that nobody should care about today's CS.
2020-12-14 06:33
4 replies
+1
2020-12-14 06:59
+1
2020-12-14 11:29
+1 that was the dumbest shit I've read in a while
2020-12-14 12:31
#237
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United States ekwi
honeslty, no because i can't imagine the graphics getting really better than now. they might rework the source engine but it'll probably retain the quality. also the scene is better now, there's real talent here unlike like 10 years ago idk
2020-12-16 03:07
#215
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Ukraine d3adLY
lmao, r u silver?
2020-12-14 13:23
2 replies
#238
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United States ekwi
MG1 and C on esea so no
2020-12-16 03:07
1 reply
#239
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Ukraine d3adLY
nice man!
2020-12-16 12:42
Lmao
2020-12-14 00:21
#57
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United States Goldfram
no brain detected
2020-12-14 00:24
plastic?
2020-12-14 00:28
hahahahahahha omg
2020-12-14 00:30
Wow
2020-12-14 01:03
Just luck
2020-12-14 04:18
lmaooo :')
2020-12-14 05:44
Expected from a jermxn
2020-12-14 07:16
#165
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Serbia LtN))
I hope you are just baiting
2020-12-14 08:02
Nice bait m8! :D
2020-12-14 08:18
no major no goat
2020-12-14 09:57
VITALITY TOP 1
2020-12-14 00:14
8 replies
Online
2020-12-14 00:15
3 replies
doesnt change the facts
2020-12-14 00:17
2 replies
Hopefully they keep the form up on LANs. This is a team that's becoming REALLY fun to watch :D
2020-12-14 05:08
1 reply
i hope so :D
2020-12-14 10:06
XI WU #1
2020-12-14 00:21
3 replies
+1
2020-12-14 00:44
+1
2020-12-14 00:51
XU XIN #1
2020-12-14 12:13
GG
2020-12-14 00:14
1 reply
#80
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Albania HLTV_God
2020-12-14 00:31
#5
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Germany TinoZe
Ez 4 shox
2020-12-14 00:14
#7
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Poland matoss
lets goooo
2020-12-14 00:14
#8
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Turkey vaxxle
what do i do ?
2020-12-14 00:14
#9
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South America vsfdescompl
nothing more beautiful than watching astralis being thrown in the trash where they belong I mean usually when they win matches its pretty boring matches as a spectator, so every HS on d3vice's face is a great moment
2020-12-14 00:17
21 replies
Astralis still goat
2020-12-14 00:16
6 replies
ok I mean even when they win they're boring to watch
2020-12-14 00:19
5 replies
Agreed with that
2020-12-14 00:21
Pretty sure they said the same thing about Chelsea F.C. however the only thing that matters is the Trophy.
2020-12-14 00:22
#112
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Germany azmq
It’s nice to watch big brain strats and outplays, just watching a pug with higher skilled players isn’t that much fun
2020-12-14 02:29
1 reply
you almost convince me sir, that's an interesting way of seeing this nerd meta they stablished
2020-12-18 03:12
yep
2020-12-14 10:54
What a hater
2020-12-14 00:25
3 replies
I didn't meant a literal HS on anyones face lol, to be passionated about watching games is not being a hater
2020-12-14 00:31
2 replies
"nothing more beautiful than watching astralis being thrown in the trash where they belong" calling them trash is not hating? ehm..okay, i get that you might not like the way they play and it could be boring for you as a spectator, but they are still showing great tactics and tactical side of cs, so calling them trash is quite harsh
2020-12-14 12:28
1 reply
you're right It was a moment thing, I wasn't even betting money against them lol
2020-12-18 03:20
boring for Silvers like you because all you want is to rush meanwhile Astralis a very structured game that silvers will never understand lol
2020-12-14 00:29
3 replies
I get your point but I didn't say their game wasn't well structured, it was cool to watch their strats and utility usage on 2019 but I find out that any over-structured game is boring to watch honestly I think they did lose many rounds today just because they weren't able to improvise out of their confort zone all I'm saying is that I prefer to think one team can be at the top while also being fun to watch, so apparently Astralis have to lose for this to become possible
2020-12-14 00:52
2 replies
#105
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Australia Cheesle2
i only like watching Astralis on Inferno
2020-12-14 01:52
To be fair, Astralis’ individual form this series was way worse than the rest of the tournament, and saying Vitality is better doesn’t account for it because Astralis performed better against NaVi than Vitality before. Whether you like Astralis or not, they had a bad game this time around.
2020-12-14 21:50
+1 they just tryhard too much and it's beautiful to watch Vitality to outplay them like this
2020-12-14 06:41
+1 astralis is cocky af, especially dev1ce and magisk. Always love when they taste the dirt
2020-12-14 07:00
#167
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Russia Unkind_nu
Facepalm. You probably forgot who was the strongest for the last few years and won 4 majors. Astralis proved and will prove that they are top 1
2020-12-14 08:14
Look mom, a hater! :D
2020-12-14 08:18
KEKEKEKWKEKWKEKW +1
2020-12-14 10:07
if you think astralis are boring you simple are bad at cs
2020-12-14 13:17
nt Astralis, Vitality was better today.
2020-12-14 00:14
1 reply
glaive played great !
2020-12-14 03:26
#11
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France Gomie
#VforVictory GG MY BOYS
2020-12-14 00:14
#12
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France Uexo
LET'S GO ! #VforVictory
2020-12-14 00:14
Gg
2020-12-14 00:15
#16
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France PP_Bizon
nice
2020-12-14 00:15
XTQZZZ le sang
2020-12-14 00:15
1 reply
#73
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France pol44r
+1 Saint Chauve
2020-12-14 00:29
wow the last map was super quick.
2020-12-14 00:15
As expected
2020-12-14 00:15
gg wp strong vita
2020-12-14 00:15
Misutaa top1 2023, HLTV confirmed.
2020-12-14 00:15
4 replies
+1
2020-12-14 00:17
#62
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Switzerland OHMOHM
+1
2020-12-14 00:25
+1
2020-12-14 03:59
csgo will be fcking dead in 2023.
2020-12-14 12:47
notice how there aren't any astralis flairs in this thread
2020-12-14 00:16
2 replies
#178
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Lithuania marusgg
checking in, we are lurking in the shadows until majors return and french cs starts choking again
2020-12-14 09:02
1 reply
lul, hopefully Hopefully as in LAN returns, and onliners finally start disappearing from T1 Counter-Strike
2020-12-14 09:54
Gg wp
2020-12-14 00:16
#29
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Czech Republic PlaSSma
Vitality have no competition rn
2020-12-14 00:16
Misutaaa was nuts. Rare seeing Astralis get plowed in a final
2020-12-14 00:16
E Fuck I was top 5 when I clicked on it
2020-12-14 00:17
This is so sad. #ToTheStars
2020-12-14 00:17
HLTV sold to Astralis... Untrustworthy Srsly you should have been more severe with Astralis this was a no-show on their part
2020-12-14 00:17
4 replies
Thats why they said "brush aside" and not "in a close fashion" or a different phrase that would indicate that it was close.
2020-12-14 00:20
Negative IQ user spotted
2020-12-14 00:20
Bro what the fuck Yeah they played below their usual level, but with that dust_2 you can't say this was a no-show Even Inferno came down to 1vX so many times
2020-12-14 01:14
1 reply
#179
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Lithuania marusgg
and every 1vX went to Vitality :((
2020-12-14 09:03
All they had to do was break the grand-finals curse and that mental block, and from there they've been steam-rolling everybody. GG. Truly well deserved.
2020-12-14 00:18
expected
2020-12-14 00:19
LE TANK!
2020-12-14 00:19
S1mple should have win he real top1. Zywoo lucky boosted kid
2020-12-14 00:19
Time to win the IEM Global Challenge and confirm that Vitality is #1 team 2020 and ZywOo is #1 player 2020!!
2020-12-14 00:19
#43
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Brazil duto25
BR > EU
2020-12-14 00:19
They should use nivera instead of zywoo to give a chance to astralis
2020-12-14 00:20
Hello ALEX
2020-12-14 00:20
#46
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Spain elskio
You win some and you lose some. ggwp Vitality true top 1 rn
2020-12-14 00:20
1 reply
washed up
2020-12-14 00:21
Looks like astralis was tired and unprepared after more matches and the early fight this morning. Vitality won by the advantage of beeing upper bracket.
2020-12-14 00:21
#55
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Bosnia and Herzegovina StigmaKG
de_leted.
2020-12-14 00:22
Misutaaa better then zywhoo ahahahaha
2020-12-14 00:24
#59
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France SpAKstor
Who is this astralis team ?
2020-12-14 00:24
4 replies
The best teams of all time in the best CSGO scene of all time,despite being one of the smallest countries in the world... Other questions? ;)
2020-12-14 08:21
3 replies
#180
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Lithuania marusgg
Denmark is 30/51 in size vs other european countries. What do you mean one of the smallest countries IN THE WORLD ahahaha ntnt
2020-12-14 09:06
2 replies
worldometers.info/world-population/popul.. - no. 115 of 235 -> in the low end of the 50 % and one could argue if any of the countries on this list is not real countries. Also, fine let's say one of the smallest countries in the CS GO scene.
2020-12-14 09:20
1 reply
#209
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Lithuania marusgg
I can agree to that brother
2020-12-14 12:43
misuta destroyed them
2020-12-14 00:25
GG Vitality well played
2020-12-14 00:25
To be honest, Navi made it the closest against vitality, 2 overtime Maps, as close as it gets. Astralis and BIG both had won a map each, that's true, but the other 2 maps were utter destruction against them Therefore, Navi gave Vitality the strongest fight in the whole tournament. Navi will win vs them eventually, but for now, gg Vitality, a really strong and scary team that will be the raid boss in 2021.
2020-12-14 00:27
5 replies
I don't remember which one, but a caster said a very true thing about NaVi during IEM Beijing "NaVi are the best team in the world when they want to" I agree that NaVi's "A game" is definitely the strongest opponent for any team right now Problem is, that they obviously lack consistency so much right now
2020-12-14 01:19
4 replies
#159
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France PowwneD
Seems that that work also for Vitality too
2020-12-14 07:24
2 replies
That's actually not the case Vitality's strength this year was their consistency, always making at least semi finals When NaVi went from being the best team in the world one week to losing to some random CIS team the next week
2020-12-14 20:51
1 reply
#234
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France PowwneD
Yeah but I mean that they keep improving these last weeks
2020-12-14 22:46
Hard to say that Navi is a "team" in the sens of 1 entity and that's their problem I think. Having 1,2 or 3 players always under equiped, placed in a manner that they will rarely shine and don't accumulate confidence is a non sens in the long run S1mple & Electronic (and Boombl4 in his style) are really monsters, but in term of teamplay, they are under average pro CS is a team game, not FPL
2020-12-14 10:54
"Convincing victory" meanwhile they lost a map. So sick and tired of these biased stories. There is nothing convincing about that at all, pathetic overrated trash winning off of pure momentum and thats it. Can't wait till Vitality fall apart and get exposed for the overrated trash they are.
2020-12-14 00:28
14 replies
#71
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Brazil logzera
lol
2020-12-14 00:29
16-4 on vertigo and 16-6 on inferno is not convincing for you ?
2020-12-14 00:31
2 replies
16-5*
2020-12-14 00:31
NA brain what do u expect
2020-12-14 10:08
#78
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France pol44r
4/8
2020-12-14 00:31
cryyyyyyyyyyyyyy
2020-12-14 00:32
Cry more
2020-12-14 00:35
Cry's free bro
2020-12-14 00:47
Keep on crying d1ckhead
2020-12-14 02:19
#124
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Indonesia FinZzz
The only map that astralis won was because of zywoo and nivera throwing. So yea they got DESTROYED.
2020-12-14 04:07
keep crying fat american
2020-12-14 04:39
0/8 Momentum has to be created. It doesn't just fall out of the sky.
2020-12-14 05:00
1 reply
+1
2020-12-14 07:04
Oof
2020-12-14 09:36
Gratz to Vitality, Astralis just didn't looked that good tbh. I was expecting a contested Inferno over Dust 2 but Vita been looking too great as of lately.
2020-12-14 00:29
Gla1ve and Xyp still not back to their old form?
2020-12-14 00:30
3 replies
#181
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Lithuania marusgg
glaive second best rating in the team through the tournament >still not back to their old form
2020-12-14 09:07
2 replies
Okay, well they did play well up until the final.. but -32 frags in the final is not how you win. Maybe he was just tired from playing semi-final an hour or two earlier.
2020-12-14 14:47
1 reply
#235
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Lithuania marusgg
well that's true, he was real unlucky / tired in the tournament final
2020-12-15 09:56
#84
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Denmark AstHerMad
ggwp Vitality
2020-12-14 00:33
YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!,
2020-12-14 00:34
GGWP. Next up, IEM.
2020-12-14 00:35
Lucktility with their online trophy. Unfair for Astralis to play 2 best of 3 in one day. another day fresh they would easily win.
2020-12-14 00:35
5 replies
they play all day since years.. , 2 bo3 in the same day is not many more than usual day, maybe less.. . in lan it s nothing 2 bo3 in one day also.. on 1.6 it was from morning to night and next day the same but yeah maybe it s too much for todays diva
2020-12-14 00:47
+1 100% agree so much luck for the french overrated team of lucktaility
2020-12-14 01:56
1 reply
#114
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France MrWowo
Astralis had a 1h30/2h break, Vitality also had to go through matches during the first blast of the year, against Faze, then Col, and they had a 20/30 minute break. It's a good excuse, but Vitality is by no means lucky, it's the blast that's like that
2020-12-14 02:57
LANs are far more taxing considering there's travelling involved. This comes with being a Tier 1 team and there are no excuses for playing 2 bo3's in a single day.
2020-12-14 04:45
If astrales didnt loose in upper bracket...
2020-12-14 08:17
#94
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Poland sosiad
wp, i think Apex is so underrated
2020-12-14 00:50
6 replies
He is. Ever since Alex left everyone thought what will happen to Vitality ..but he kept it together ... He's probably the only Igl who is also entry.
2020-12-14 06:30
5 replies
#160
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France PowwneD
Art
2020-12-14 07:26
4 replies
#182
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Lithuania marusgg
and art is actually good, not like apex
2020-12-14 09:08
3 replies
#195
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France PowwneD
Flair checks out
2020-12-14 10:48
2 replies
#210
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Lithuania marusgg
and logic checks out too
2020-12-14 12:46
1 reply
#222
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France PowwneD
apEX is actually very underrated
2020-12-14 14:51
Never thought I would ever see Astralis get rekt in a final.
2020-12-14 01:03
2 replies
Yeah I just noticed, but Astralis almost always won their final right ? When was the last time that they lost a final ?
2020-12-14 01:20
1 reply
If I'm not mistaken it was on iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 where they lost to Liquid.
2020-12-14 03:25
beasts, XTQZZ maestro <3 :) Well played Vitality
2020-12-14 01:22
Exhaust day for Astralis.
2020-12-14 01:37
Man, Gla1ve and xyp were absolute no shows during this match, and they barely even performed in the previous match against BIG. Wonder if they were hard on themselves during this and felt they had to make up for it, getting easier tilt/frustrated. Anyhow, GG to vitality I guess, we'll see if they can continue the momentum or will fall off the horse again like we've seen before.
2020-12-14 02:01
4 replies
Nope. Dupreeh and Xyp were hitting their shots but Vitality shut them down and killed their confidence. That sandbags deagle headshot on Xyp by Apex on Vertigo is a classic example. Funny because this is exactly what Astralis does to its opponents. They see who is fragging well from the enemy team and go after him. Dupreeh's lurk Ace on Vertigo was exactly that. The goal was to shut down Shox/RPK.
2020-12-14 04:55
2 replies
That deag was awesome.. it was like when someone just comes and taps your head :P
2020-12-14 06:29
1 reply
Haha exactly. Apex was like "oh hello there"..boom!
2020-12-14 14:20
#166
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Russia Unkind_nu
Astralis always do work on mistakes, I think we will see this soon
2020-12-14 08:09
gg and nt astralis.
2020-12-14 02:24
s1mple still better than ZywOo
2020-12-14 02:59
GG. Good to see someone keeping Astralis in check.
2020-12-14 03:31
told everyone misutaaa too good for this game
2020-12-14 04:00
2 replies
#183
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Lithuania marusgg
I remember I was watching a cs game, my non gamer gf came to my room and then she started watching with me. That was the game misutaa scored 0 kills in the whole game. She felt rly sad for misutaa, but hey, now she remembers his name atleast ahaha
2020-12-14 09:10
1 reply
you boutta lose your gf man misutaaa about to steal her like he did with my heatt
2020-12-14 11:14
Astralis got destroyed by best in the world.
2020-12-14 04:02
3 replies
But Dosia wasn't playing against them...
2020-12-14 06:26
2 replies
XD lmao.
2020-12-14 06:28
Love the name
2020-12-14 06:44
#123
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Panama Bill_Bait
onlinerssssssssss
2020-12-14 04:05
2 replies
you fucking shit them get trashed and exposed to lucky bots they are you piece of turd
2020-12-14 04:23
1 reply
stfu
2020-12-14 11:26
Well well this is a surprise win. Anyway GG Vitality another trophy this year for them
2020-12-14 04:21
now time to change flair
2020-12-14 04:28
misutaa very strange gameplay, maybe i will only trust his skill once i see him play lan yes? kk nice online win frenchies))
2020-12-14 05:04
2 replies
Cry is almost free, especially in Denmark
2020-12-14 06:43
#184
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Lithuania marusgg
+1
2020-12-14 09:10
#136
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Indonesia lukerey
Thats pretty much secured vitality spot for #1 this year and most likely zywoo as #1 best player this year. But if s1mple doing much better on iem globals, it still might be him take #1 considering zywoo didnt do so great earlier this year.
2020-12-14 05:08
eaaaaaaaaaasy
2020-12-14 05:10
A SUA ASTRALIS MAMOU
2020-12-14 05:11
ez
2020-12-14 05:31
6 man roster definately works for them they did put a lot of work and preparation into this . Very strong performance at the event!
2020-12-14 05:48
Vitality new meta of cs
2020-12-14 06:41
Great thread Good read, miraa
2020-12-14 07:18
Online or not. Through this Tournament Vitality has been on another level and deserve #1 spot in ranking. Astralis need to rethink some things to catch up.
2020-12-14 07:46
16-4 14-16 16-5 and this hltv braindead fanboys cry it was a luck OMEGALUL
2020-12-14 08:00
1 reply
#171
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Ukraine Najara
Luck was when Navi won Astralis
2020-12-14 08:19
#164
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Russia Unkind_nu
Astralis is still top 1, they have proved it and will prove it more than once. Haters gonna hate, lol
2020-12-14 08:01
GG WP to Vitality, without a doubt the best team atm!
2020-12-14 08:23
1 reply
+1
2020-12-14 08:34
#175
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Serbia LtN))
Onliners.
2020-12-14 08:24
GG True top1 atm!
2020-12-14 08:34
vitality are looking revitalized ;)
2020-12-14 09:54
#190
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Finland Lattee
Ez for thai wuu
2020-12-14 10:03
#194
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Poland SebL
Vitality is looking pretty good, I'm surprised by them a lot, with small changes this team could be the best team we have ever seen. Astralis is looking pretty good, with small changes another era could be coming in.
2020-12-14 10:34
GG was nice to watch
2020-12-14 10:57
Well played to vitality they played real well. Something to note from the tourney the teams that did the best had 6 or more players. 1 thing I would say about the tournament though is the final should not be played a few hours after a match. It puts 1 team at a significant disadvantage. Being mentally and emotionally fatigued from an intense match. Would be better to have the final on 1 day. Thus giving the teams both time to prepare better, increasing the quality of the match. Giving more time for analysis and other such programming in the build up to the game. Thus increasing advertising dollars (good for blast) and increasing the quality of the match (good for viewers) This final could of been different if astralis were fully prepared, well rested and fresh. Vitality were tight, they played extremely well and have adapted really well to using subs effectively. Both played real well. Blast sort it out. We don’t want to see 16-3 games we want 16-14 last round 1 kill to decide it. It’s more exciting. Move the finals to a different day. You know it’s right
2020-12-14 10:59
3 replies
+1
2020-12-14 11:24
+1
2020-12-14 14:15
You do realise that's a choice on purpose by blast? Winner bracket shall have an advantage, it can be one map advantage, or more rest. And trust me even astralise prefer the second one in that case, even if device cried some rivers yesterday evening
2020-12-14 14:25
#207
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France s2ptik
VITALITY IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD !! BASTA
2020-12-14 12:36
#208
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France heiwa
misutaaa VS Astralis incoming :)
2020-12-14 12:36
#213
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India Rav3nEz
Everyone is talking about only Zywoo & Misutta. But can we appreciate how astrails were TANKED in crucial rounds by the legend LE TANK only.
2020-12-14 13:16
1 reply
Le tank is insane, we all know how impact full he is. He is like daddy, the good guy you can rely on
2020-12-14 20:44
Vitality did a great job but it wasn't some next level cs match tbh. Astralis were not crisp at all, losing duels, missing shots, overall looking tired. looking forward to rematch when both teams are fully fresh and not underperforming
2020-12-14 14:28
Extremely impressive showing from Vitality. They seem to be a different beast right now, and are the only team that currently uses their 6th man in an actually impactful way (to be fair Nivera is by far the best sub out of the 3 we see on the big stages though). Oh and then there is this absurd statline: Only 12 lost rounds in their last 4 map wins... Insane
2020-12-14 14:58
Mixed feelings about this. I can't even begin to imagine what Vitality would be if they had a really good IGL instead of a screaming girl. They would be GOAT in no time. The other feeling is more like a nightmare where I'm walking on a poorly iluminated street and suddenly nivera comes out of a dark spot. I would probably suffer of an heart attack. Could we please ask casters to not show is face on streams without a WARNING sign? Everytime he's face came out, the baby started crying ffs...
2020-12-14 15:31
#225
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Other ToRu
Mr. EGGHEAD 26 - 58 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-12-14 15:40
Well played by vitality and nice too see astralis improve this fast. Vitality are number 1 atm for sure. Astralis will know focus on them. Let’s see if they can find holes and see if vitality can keep them and others away from top 1. Existing times.
2020-12-14 16:27
#242
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Brazil pooternd
GG, finally shitastralis lost hehe
2021-01-07 01:36
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