OG beat Astralis in BLAST Premier Showdown

The No.1 seed has been eliminated from the tournament.

OG are through to the second round of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown following a 2-0 victory over Astralis. The international team, playing their first match with Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan - a late move that ended up costing them a high seed in the tournament -, came out all guns blazing on Inferno, where Astralis were unable to show any spark and Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, who was playing his first match in almost three months, looked lost at times.

Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth came back to the fold on Dust2, and while improvements were clearly on display, Astralis lacked the ruthlessness to kill off the game, wasting a map point in regulation before collapsing in overtime, which serves as further evidence that not all is well within the Danish team's camp and that something will probably have to change before their next tournaments, DreamHack Masters Spring and Flashpoint 3.

OG started the series with more intensity, taking a quick 3-0 lead on Inferno off the back of a flawless pistol. The early signs coming from Astralis were concerning, and they never really found their stride in the half. Their resistance was feeble at best and the few rounds that they edged out were few and far between as OG stormed to a 10-5 lead, with Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså leading the charge with a 14-4 score and a 103 ADR.

OG move on to the quarter-finals

OG's dominance continued in the second half with another clean pistol round, but there was no follow-up this time around as Astralis hit back immediately with some impressive Desert Eagle shots. It was the perfect opportunity for the Danish team to get some momentum going, but they collapsed against OG's force-buy - a messy round where Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen somehow found three frags with a CZ-75 - and were blown out in the rest of the game.

Astralis made a dreary start to the game on Dust2, sparking fears that this would be a carbon copy of Inferno, but they began to bear their teeth midway through the first half and went into the break up by one round. With a trio of frags in a chaotic pistol round, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen fired his team further into the lead, but the complexion of the game changed once OG had money in the bank.

The international team took the game to Astralis and went on a dominant run, but as regulation came to an end there was nothing separating the two sides. In overtime, OG managed to scrape a round on the attack before running away with the game with a flawless CT performance.

"Winning this kind of things is so nice, especially on your debut," flameZ said after the match before offering insight into the team's bootcamp. "We're just having fun, practising and enjoying each other. We're really making a connection outside of CS. Aleksib is going through a lot of things with me. It's going really well. It's a matter of time before we can show our real potential."

Matchpage
0
2
13th April 2021
Europe
7
Inferno
16
17
Dust2
19
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 35 +3 73.6 1.05
35 - 35 0 59.6 0.98
31 - 40 -9 62.2 0.86
18 - 24 -6 61.7 0.84
24 - 44 -20 59.8 0.68
7 - 16 -9 33.3 0.52
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 26 +22 89.3 1.39
38 - 22 +16 63.8 1.24
36 - 35 +1 74.0 1.15
34 - 34 0 60.8 1.10
36 - 36 0 62.0 0.97
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1784
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1121
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1768
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
748
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
it is to be expected
2021-04-13 15:29
11 replies
god valde
2021-04-13 15:31
6 replies
Astralis so trash
2021-04-13 15:34
5 replies
OG was playing really good today, but yes Astralis so trash...:-(
2021-04-13 17:18
Astruggle
2021-04-13 18:10
2 replies
Astrugglis ?
2021-04-13 22:33
1 reply
I approve of your modification of my wordplay. :)
2021-04-15 08:27
so rude dud
2021-04-14 05:41
why no OG trash Astralis
2021-04-13 15:32
1 reply
#37
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Italy NotNew
because overtime
2021-04-13 15:34
It is for the organization and zonic to figure out how Astralis is going to be the strongest team against OG and then against the next team, and take it day by day. I think that it is completely plausible that some things will happen Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
2021-04-13 15:57
1 reply
XDDDDD
2021-04-13 16:24
FLUKE TOP 2 LUL
2021-04-13 15:29
3 replies
#44
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Indonesia woooi15
FLUKE ERA
2021-04-13 15:36
2 replies
+1
2021-04-13 15:37
Always the same, if og would’ve won a tournament then that would be a fluke too when they where preforming bad...
2021-04-13 17:20
#3
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Russia Just_Durka
-bot Bubzkji +es3tag
2021-04-13 15:29
9 replies
+1
2021-04-13 15:31
absoulute npc reply n1
2021-04-13 15:33
+1 botzkji so bad
2021-04-13 15:33
4 replies
#55
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Finland Dialox
Poor guy, hasnt been allowed to play officals in 3 months and when he doesnt perform people instantly flame(Z) him.
2021-04-13 15:40
3 replies
why put z there
2021-04-13 15:57
2 replies
#77
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Finland Dialox
for the pun lmao
2021-04-13 16:10
1 reply
I know...
2021-04-13 16:11
-xyp +es3tag -magisk +bub
2021-04-13 15:39
1 reply
es3tag for xyp wtf? xyp, although not the best stats, has been the whole core of astralis
2021-04-13 17:16
#4
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Finland 5way
FLAM EZ
2021-04-13 15:29
2 replies
nice
2021-04-13 15:37
1 reply
#48
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Finland 5way
VERY NICE
2021-04-13 15:38
#5
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Finland de_suomi
EZ4OG
2021-04-13 15:30
FLAME EZ
2021-04-13 15:30
1 reply
#51
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Denmark Bagjo
Yes Nice interview after match “after 4 years in a team i think you have to show u are still hungry” .... Love life wisdom from 10 year olds.....
2021-04-13 15:38
#7
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Croatia _doppler_
expected
2021-04-13 15:30
Jeez, did not expect this at all, astralis is indeed a dead team right now
2021-04-13 15:30
Astralis are so bad XD disband already.
2021-04-13 15:30
#10
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
So easy for flamEZ!
2021-04-13 15:30
Time to take out mr bubz and get es3tag back for free
2021-04-13 15:31
#12
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Finland H0rnPub
Expected, changes inc
2021-04-13 15:31
Based title. author astralis fan confirmed
2021-04-13 15:31
3 replies
well astralis is a based team, a very dead based team
2021-04-13 16:22
HLTV owned by Astralis, lul
2021-04-13 16:22
1 reply
#91
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Denmark erenlef
No. Not even remotely.
2021-04-13 16:32
Ez for Bubzkji
2021-04-13 15:31
save bubzjki pls
2021-04-13 15:31
#17
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Israel selukvey
gg OG
2021-04-13 15:31
Expected , OG can really take this tournament
2021-04-13 15:31
assTralis disband when ?
2021-04-13 15:31
Go OG!
2021-04-13 15:31
botstralis just lost to OG XDDDDD
2021-04-13 15:31
Imagine being the first seed and getting knocked out by OG who changed a member and got dropped to the lowest seed because of it. lul
2021-04-13 15:31
2 replies
#49
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
facts LMAOOO
2021-04-13 15:38
imagining
2021-04-13 15:56
Lets go, flamez looking good for OG
2021-04-13 15:32
Lets go!
2021-04-13 15:32
3 replies
Alkesib jaisa koi hardich nhi h
2021-04-13 15:44
2 replies
what
2021-04-13 15:56
1 reply
It is in hindi bro, meaning no one is as great as Alkesib
2021-04-13 16:05
Expected. #DreamOG
2021-04-13 15:32
It's only a few days after they signed flameZ and the start of their bootcamp so they potentially can get way better than now.
2021-04-13 15:33
LET'S GOOOOOO
2021-04-13 15:33
At least Bubzjki got to play
2021-04-13 15:33
#34
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Valde still carrying OG but overall a great debut from flameZ; Astralis were absent in the first match but showed up in the second. Overall an entertaining match.
2021-04-13 15:33
3 replies
There has to be a star player in every team Its not carrying as his team plays a huge part in getting him kills OG feels more comfortable and confident to aggress on their T sides now
2021-04-13 15:36
2 replies
#59
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
This is very true and I completely agree. It's nice to see OG aggressing the T-side and reading Astralis really well.
2021-04-13 15:42
1 reply
Thats why bob is one of the best igls
2021-04-14 07:21
Astralis_6_majors malding jk Pls dont destroy me mens
2021-04-13 15:34
1 reply
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-13 17:52
flam EZ
2021-04-13 15:34
Heroic number 1 Danish team rn??
2021-04-13 15:34
4 replies
By far!
2021-04-13 15:39
First they have to prove on Lan.
2021-04-13 17:53
2 replies
#151
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United States Shr3y
Bro lan ain't coming back anytime soon And i dont think astralis will magically hit all their shots they are missing online
2021-04-14 06:32
1 reply
I fully agree.
2021-04-14 17:26
What a game Good for OG with this roster they feel more organized
2021-04-13 15:35
valde smurfing against tier2
2021-04-13 15:35
Lmfao asschokelis
2021-04-13 15:36
come on guy, its not major so Astralis cant win :D
2021-04-13 15:36
1 reply
Lame excuses, Astralis was going bad until LAN early 2020.
2021-04-13 17:54
#50
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yes Astralis should have been able to defeat OG but call it flair checks out if you want to , they were cucked by the seeding here. No advantage whatsoever as the highest seed , forced to go against first time bootcamping , relatively new 2 players on their honeymoon debut. Would have been an easy matchup against 9z or whatever Jordanian team they were gonna face. On top of that this being a single elimination bracket too. Astralis looks very shaky , too many mistakes on D2 especially , too afraid to take risks and make plays , giving up sites and going for 5v5 retakes and loosing them. They need ot change somehting or some extended break! I dont get mad over games but today`s D2 performance actually got me malding hard , shitshow by them.
2021-04-13 15:39
10 replies
they threw Nuke in the bin because they wanted to give Bubzkji a map. If they just played Xyp for both we might have a third map. also I was surprised fucking OG was 16th seed jajajaj. NASR, Extra Salt, Jz is better than OG
2021-04-13 15:40
1 reply
#63
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i feel like not making playoffs in past few tournis got them panicky and they hit the panic button and just brought on Boobski without any thinking or gameplan or anything , hoping things to change. It really is funny how just one change makes OG the lowest seeded in the tournament , they got the same 4 they have been playing with lately!
2021-04-13 15:52
yep seeding fucked them. but then again seeding for sucked for og too (first match 1st seed) so it evens out a bit.
2021-04-13 15:40
5 replies
#68
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Pakistan LoOuU2
no it does not even out a bit. OG playing the first seed is their own fault for late roster change but going against a team consistently playing T1 events with with 2 Top 30 players from last year , great IGL , another support guy who has been playing in T1 and one upcomer who too recently played a T1 event and won matches while performing better is hard to beat compared to a no-name Jordanian team no one has ever heard about.
2021-04-13 15:57
4 replies
how would you process team changes then? now the penalty was to play the "first seed".
2021-04-13 16:55
3 replies
#100
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i honestly cant deal it in any way better. OG would have been fucked if Astralis were not in a slump however, Astralis not having a great time for past few tournaments and going up against a decent Tier 1 team instead of some unknown qualifier winning one isnt justice to them when they are the highest ranked team here. Thats just what i am saying. It was OG`s luck to be 16th seeded against a depleted 1st seed.
2021-04-13 17:08
2 replies
#107
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Finland Veeti777
Hahahahahaha astralis got rekt because og is better team. Og were unlucky to get the worst seed but they proved everyone wrong and owned astralis. Cry is free you dog. :)
2021-04-13 17:28
1 reply
#109
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Pakistan LoOuU2
you were going well up until the last sentence where you showed the way your parents raised such a stupid and idiot boy who is disrespectful without any reason and makes a mockery of himself. You could have flaunted without being cocky about it. I never said Astralis is a better team than OG right now and OG were not unlucky to get worst seed , they themselves got into thrown into that cause of their roster change. It was Astralis with an unlucky seed.
2021-04-13 17:34
I think we all know that the Astralis team has many internal issues with the Astralis org and management. The org keeps making strange and nonsensical decisions that are really just there to look good to investors. Obviously, it's outlandish but for all we know the team and zonic are trying to throw in the most discrete way possible to try and drive the team price down and get the org to release the squad for a lower price and be more willing to do so. There were rumours last year about them being bought out by another org last year but the other org didn't sign on the dotted line. It could be many things but ultimately, no one really knows.
2021-04-13 16:06
1 reply
#111
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Pakistan LoOuU2
everyone by this point is basically understandable of the fact that the Astralis org are filthy pieces of shits but at the end of the day , they are all just rumors. I dont really buy into that players throwing for a reason, i mean no one can stay at the top forever. People are always gonna catch up or you are always gonna go bad at some point and that is what seems to be happening with the roster atm.
2021-04-13 17:38
flameZ !
2021-04-13 15:40
#58
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Brazil GabexGamer
Best team of all time BTW
2021-04-13 15:41
giving OG the lowest seed was dumb af, they still had 4 players from their roster...
2021-04-13 15:50
2 replies
Rules are still rules though mate
2021-04-13 15:53
1 reply
dumb rules honestly
2021-04-13 16:37
#62
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Georgia Megobari
Expected
2021-04-13 15:51
#65
boltz | 
Brazil xxAxx
Astralis is a new MiBR
2021-04-13 15:54
1 reply
+1
2021-04-13 17:55
#69
vsm | 
Denmark Gryde
valdemort too stronk for buystralis
2021-04-13 15:57
#72
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Canada roylin
blastralis disband
2021-04-13 15:58
So dissapointed, Astralis immediately gonna fall down from that second place in HLTV rankings after this.
2021-04-13 16:01
Astralis the new mibr??
2021-04-13 16:10
BOT gla1ve
2021-04-13 16:13
#82
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Finland antumatic
FLAM EZ
2021-04-13 16:13
#83
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Hungary Shiron212
Well played!
2021-04-13 16:19
finally we dont have to watch the most boring cs
2021-04-13 16:23
-gla1ve +es3tag Wouldnt be surprised if xyp3x takes a break too, then it's +bubskij until he gets removed and replaced by some up and coming dane
2021-04-13 16:27
6 replies
And magisk igl
2021-04-13 16:27
4 replies
magisk igl kkk
2021-04-13 17:55
3 replies
Magisk was igl when gla1ve and xyp3x were on break
2021-04-13 17:59
2 replies
I know man, he is not good with igl.
2021-04-13 18:00
1 reply
But who else...
2021-04-13 18:03
-glaive -device -xyp9x -magisk -dupree +stavn +teses +cadian +refrezh +sjuush
2021-04-13 21:04
#90
ropz | 
India icle
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk expected
2021-04-13 16:29
expected lul asstralis disband
2021-04-13 16:37
Top 2 team kekw
2021-04-13 16:47
Bubzkji GOD
2021-04-13 16:56
Astralis down bad
2021-04-13 16:58
What. Wow, Astralis, RIP
2021-04-13 17:00
#101
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Poland kaspr02
boobzki XDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-04-13 17:09
#102
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United Kingdom senkrad
Free Bubzkji, he deserves to play for a better org. This was his second official map played this year, so of course he isn't going to play well. Astralis should just release him, free him and actually let him get the opportunity to play more than one map every 3 months. Astralis are 100% losing their 2nd place ranking after this.
2021-04-13 17:14
3 replies
I am sure some danish org wants Bub but Astralis asks a big price for the sell. They always want to save their economy LOL.
2021-04-13 17:36
2 replies
Astralis wannabe CPH flames haha
2021-04-13 17:54
#146
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United Kingdom senkrad
That wouldn't surprise me, I just hope he is either bought out by a team that will let him play or his contract ends soon because damn is his talent being completely wasted in Astralis.
2021-04-13 22:43
Sad((( At least magisk is performing better
2021-04-13 17:20
2 replies
mens any changes you'd like to see or stick with it and see how they'll do in dreamhack?
2021-04-13 18:25
1 reply
Esetag could work and boonkruid probably too if they used him more then onces every 8 months... but what I have always been supporting is the core (device, Dupreeh and xyp) so I really don’t want them to break up. (Kicking xyp is what most want)
2021-04-13 18:38
It's embarrassing at this point just disband, don't become the next mibr or dig
2021-04-13 17:31
Astralis dead team
2021-04-13 17:40
#119
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Brazil angryyyy
finally astralis era is over
2021-04-13 17:55
1 reply
2020 has been suffocating for them, 2021 is even worse.
2021-04-13 17:58
#121
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Brazil Anarchybr
Astralis playing Snow Sweet Snow soon OMEGALUL
2021-04-13 17:57
#126
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Poland xBenek
Astra who?
2021-04-13 18:10
So ez
2021-04-13 18:50
pric3tag cumbak pls
2021-04-13 18:55
GO OG!
2021-04-13 18:56
Lost 2-0 vs OG with the new player? Wow. Astralis can't catch a break.
2021-04-13 18:59
Cheats not working. Bot team for years suddenly 4 majors and now back to bot team
2021-04-13 19:02
#135
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Indonesia Nuryuky
so sad Astralis to tier 3 now
2021-04-13 19:37
expected Don't worry HLTV will still have Asstralis in top 5 teams. Doesn't matter if they lose the next 558385835838 events.
2021-04-13 19:42
2 replies
hahahah biased as fuck
2021-04-13 19:56
So very true....
2021-04-13 20:00
Expected
2021-04-13 19:47
Fuck lol XD boobzkji Idk why organisers can't organise LAN events? Sports have resumed, online cs is just shit.
2021-04-13 20:00
ASTRALIS SAVING STRATS FOR MAJOR!!!! RIGHT???? ANY ASTRALIS FANS AGREEING WITH ME?????
2021-04-13 20:00
if this continues to happen there is a good chance that mibr will win the tournament
2021-04-13 21:35
OG has potential. Give them time and I think they can be good. Astralis has potential aswell. I would give them more time aswell. GL moving further OG. NT Astralis.
2021-04-13 22:03
the game understanding of astralis is still topnotch but most of the players are misfired
2021-04-13 22:59
after removing two faced NBK, everything getting better.
2021-04-13 23:57
ASTRALIS definite need a big change now.
2021-04-14 04:26
YES BOIS! Been fan of OG since day one and now its paying off!
2021-04-14 06:33
imagine issa in the team with flamez, israel and jordan conflict lol
2021-04-14 10:22
Rip shit team lol
2021-04-14 14:10
blastralis gg
2021-04-15 01:28
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