Astralis breeze past EG to qualify for IEM Katowice playoffs, Gambit eliminate mousesports

Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth combined for 90 frags in 48 rounds to lead Astralis to another playoff appearance in IEM Katowice.

Astralis are the first team through IEM Katowice playoffs following a 2-0 victory over Evil Geniuses in Group A upper bracket semifinal. Meanwhile, Gambit defeated mousesports 2-0 in the first round of the Group A lower bracket, eliminating the international team from the competition.

This is the eigth time in a row that the core of device, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, and Xyp9x have made it to the playoffs of the Katowice tournament. The Danish powerhouse will play the Group A upper bracket final on Sunday, the result of which will decide who will go straight to the semi-finals and who will have to play in the quarter-finals. Gambit, on the other hand, will play another elimination match against the loser of Spirit vs. Heroic on Saturday.

Astralis were off to a great start on Train and secured the first three rounds of the half until the North Americans broke their streak in the first gun round. The Danes won three in a row again later and won their CT side by a minimal margin despite device having finished the half with 21 frags. Astralis dictated the pace in their T side and quickly secured a 13-7 advantage. Evil Geniuses were able to win two in a row off the back of a passive setup with an AWP and AUGs, but Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander crushed their hopes as he won back-to-back 1v1 clutches and Astralis closed the match right after.

device put up good numbers in both maps

The series proceeded to Dust2 and Astralis displayed a strong defensive playbook as they secured an 11-4 lead after shutting many of Evil Geniuses's attempts, who didn't string more than two rounds in a row. The Danes ran a fast-paced pistol round and device secured it with a quad-kill after gla1ve grabbed the first kill. The North Americans were with their backs against the wall as the Danes successfully handled the two anti-ecos, but they bought a lifeline after winning the first two gun rounds. Astralis lost one more round after securing map point and closed the series with a scrappy-buy as dupreeh hit two Desert Eagle headshots and followed up with two AWP kills to cement the map.

In the meantime, mousesports dominated the Terrorist side on Dust2 against Gambit after they lost the pistol round and the anti-ecos.The international team switched to the defensive side with a 9-6 lead, but the Russians displayed an even better offense as they chained six together after conceding the pistol round. mousesports broke their streak off the back of a force-buy but couldn't follow up and saw Gambit ran away with the game as their economy was in shambles.

mousesports chained five together after losing the pistol round on Vertigo, but Gambit reacted and won seven in a row to salvage their T side and play the second half with a minimal advantage. The Russians put up pressure on the international team as they secured the pistol and the following two rounds. mousesports won the first gun round, but Gambit continued to dominate after and grabbed four in a row to reach series point. Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong's men won only two rounds until the Russians closed the game as Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov and Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin, their two top-fraggers, helped shut down mousesports' last attempt.

Matchpage
0
2
19th February 2021
9
Train
16
7
Dust2
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 37 -9 62.0 0.82
25 - 36 -11 67.8 0.80
27 - 40 -13 68.0 0.79
20 - 38 -18 55.4 0.69
20 - 37 -17 50.3 0.64
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 26 +16 103.9 1.53
48 - 22 +26 84.0 1.47
36 - 22 +14 75.4 1.32
37 - 23 +14 77.5 1.28
24 - 28 -4 67.1 1.00
Matchpage
2
0
19th February 2021
16
Dust2
11
16
Vertigo
10
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 31 +11 78.7 1.29
38 - 32 +6 87.8 1.21
36 - 36 0 73.6 1.04
37 - 39 -2 73.0 1.00
36 - 39 -3 71.7 0.99
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 38 -2 86.6 1.09
36 - 37 -1 73.6 1.03
37 - 38 -1 71.0 1.02
38 - 38 0 63.0 0.92
28 - 38 -10 64.8 0.81
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1760
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1640
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1462
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.59
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4ASTRALIS
2021-02-19 18:04
5 replies
ggs
2021-02-19 18:08
4 replies
disband eg
2021-02-19 18:42
3 replies
;_;7
2021-02-19 19:42
2 replies
Tarik will always be the weak link of any team he plays. How does this shit player has a better card than Fallen, Coldzera, Qikert, Cadian, Valde etc???
2021-02-19 19:49
1 reply
+1 idk too
2021-02-19 20:30
ez gambit
2021-02-19 18:04
if glave leaves astralis are gonna shit
2021-02-19 18:05
7 replies
glave?
2021-02-19 18:06
why should he leave?
2021-02-19 18:12
4 replies
burn out again
2021-02-19 18:14
3 replies
source?
2021-02-19 18:23
You should worry more about Fnatic than about Glave.
2021-02-19 18:27
1 reply
Fnatic is fine If -JW +swedish rifler and Jackinho to awp.
2021-02-19 19:43
#13
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India nooba
Pretty sure, the entire roster will leave together, they are such legends. They may train future danish roster with Astralis Talent and then to Astralis main team, but yeah, the synergy between the core Astralis is too good, if any one person leaves, its gg for astralis.
2021-02-19 18:15
ok
2021-02-19 18:06
Making it to the main event should be seen as a success for mouz, more time is needed to be able to compete at such a stacked event
2021-02-19 18:07
#7
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Chile cristiaan
M OMEGALUL USESP OMEGALUL RTS
2021-02-19 18:07
#9
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I think this might be wrong , I heard people saying Xyp9x was a washed up bot now who was dragging the team down? Is this that same guy?
2021-02-19 18:08
2 replies
-1 not same guy
2021-02-19 18:20
#27
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United Kingdom novaseer
the player break's given him time to recover his form I guess
2021-02-19 19:19
Astralis 'Brehze' past EG. See what they did there kekw
2021-02-19 18:09
1 reply
XDDDD
2021-02-19 18:20
New mouz kinda silver
2021-02-19 18:22
1 reply
1 week together wow
2021-02-19 18:37
#19
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Ukraine McSwell
Astralis easiest group ever
2021-02-19 18:27
-dexter +chrisJ
2021-02-19 18:27
Astralis BREHZE past eg xaxaxaxa
2021-02-19 18:29
expected
2021-02-19 18:29
#23
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Brazil logzera
and people were trashing on xyp9x. lul
2021-02-19 18:35
ecov3ce farming tier 4 teams
2021-02-19 18:37
Expected from gambit
2021-02-19 19:24
This is the eigth time in a row that the core of device, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, and Xyp9x have made it to the playoffs of the Katowice tournament
2021-02-19 19:54
GG EG, time for a rosterchange KEKW
2021-02-19 20:13
seems like chrisJ made the right decision, at least fpx can beat gambit lmao
2021-02-19 20:42
GG astralis will get fucked by spirit
2021-02-20 17:01
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