Astralis defeat Extra Salt; Complexity send Vitality to lower bracket in DH Masters

Both Astralis and Vitality debuted new lineups in the opening matches of DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 group B, but only the Danes walked away with a victory.

Two roster changes were the main talking point of the opening matches of DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 Group B: Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's departure from Astralis, which caused some role shuffling for the four-time Major champions, and Vitality's benching of Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy in favor of youngster Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van.

dupreeh had a solid debut with the AWP

Any hopes for a North American upset were wiped away by Astralis quickly as they picked up a 7-0 start on Nuke against Extra Salt. Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif was leading the way, but Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen on the AWP as well as Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, now a permanent fixture in the active lineup, provided firepower to secure a 16-8 win over the FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe runners-up.

Kyojin's debut for Vitality was spoiled by Complexity and an in-form Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage. The Australian posted a 24K-15D scoreline alongside nine multikill rounds and a clutch to power his team to a 16-10 victory on Nuke, sending the French powerhouse to the lower bracket.

The winners of the two matches, Astralis and Complexity, will face off on Friday in the upper bracket semi-finals, while Vitality will have to stave off Extra Salt if they wish to avoid their fifth group stage elimination in a row.

Matchpage
16
8
29th April 2021
16
Nuke
8
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 12 +12 89.2 1.61
20 - 14 +6 93.7 1.35
20 - 13 +7 92.3 1.34
20 - 14 +6 80.1 1.27
13 - 14 -1 68.9 1.12
 Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
16 - 18 -2 68.6 0.98
18 - 20 -2 77.3 0.95
15 - 18 -3 65.9 0.83
10 - 19 -9 49.6 0.65
8 - 22 -14 42.7 0.55
Matchpage
16
10
29th April 2021
16
Nuke
10
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 15 +9 96.7 1.49
16 - 13 +3 79.7 1.15
18 - 19 -1 68.3 1.05
18 - 17 +1 74.3 0.99
14 - 17 -3 55.7 0.90
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
22 - 16 +6 78.7 1.35
20 - 17 +3 86.9 1.21
15 - 19 -4 68.0 0.88
14 - 20 -6 59.4 0.77
10 - 19 -9 41.9 0.74
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1499
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1785
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1080
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1243
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Vitality lmao
2021-04-29 16:24
23 replies
god rush!
2021-04-29 16:26
3 replies
Device was the problem
2021-04-29 16:27
2 replies
just imagine if they lose vs extra salt in bo3 now
2021-04-29 16:32
so rude dude :/
2021-04-29 18:43
rpk is not problem , just mald IGL make them worst. they should bring good igl and let apex playing entryfragger with zywoo.
2021-04-29 19:36
18 replies
Speak fucking english I want to rip my eyes out now THANKS
2021-04-29 20:05
17 replies
Go see a therapist.
2021-04-29 20:34
4 replies
no
2021-04-29 21:14
3 replies
His english is fine. Don't try to act like you speak fluent english in your daily life.
2021-04-30 00:14
2 replies
Why would i speak fluent english on daily basis if i live in russia? But when i visit international forums i try to because im not a egoistic swine His english isnt fine and u know it
2021-04-30 07:56
1 reply
Go protest against your vile and evil leader, Putin, instead dude.
2021-04-30 11:17
your life problem , you need friend?
2021-04-29 22:21
11 replies
Lol hahah
2021-04-30 00:15
No he need daily sunxuichai :)
2021-04-30 01:50
Me no need twenty iq friends ty
2021-04-30 07:56
8 replies
atleast im not bad attitude , if you good at math but your attitude so bad you cant alive at this world.
2021-04-30 08:52
7 replies
If i have to live in a world where people dont want to spend 2 minutes of their time to at least use a google translate i dont care about my life
2021-04-30 09:17
6 replies
i dont using google translate by the way. english not my first language , i learn 4 language
2021-04-30 18:36
1 reply
Yeah thats what i told u: u cant even use google translate to not look like a complete r*tard U cant even see the difference between nouns and verbs lmao, u didnt understand what i was saying to u Whats the point of this? U are just embarrassing urself
2021-04-30 23:37
stop thinking you good bro , your life kinda suck.
2021-04-30 18:36
3 replies
1. I do not think anything 2. U dont know me therefore ur opinion on me, my life, etc is not valuable at all Also, why are u seem so obsessed with my life? I think my life is not the point of this conversation
2021-04-30 23:36
2 replies
1. no one obsessed your shit life. 2. you just suck at life
2021-05-01 18:46
1 reply
Lmao
2021-05-02 08:58
#2
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Reunion Esquinox
wp
2021-04-29 16:24
oh nonon
2021-04-29 16:25
1 reply
sad ast didnt get trashed by africans would be nice to watch
2021-04-29 22:06
#5
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World MattAaA
very lucky
2021-04-29 16:25
#7
ropz | 
Spain Nepomu
APEX IS A SHIT IGL JUST KICK HIM ALREADY GOOOOD
2021-04-29 16:27
3 replies
#18
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Czech Republic Korenus
+1 Apex is the real problem from my point of view
2021-04-29 16:32
They can easily sign back ALEX free agent as welll.. Good IGL
2021-04-29 16:43
-misutaa +bodyy as IGL and make apeX fragger
2021-04-30 05:46
expected
2021-04-29 16:27
VITALITY LUL no stream snipe= no wins
2021-04-29 16:28
Osee upcoming talent my ass
2021-04-29 16:28
2 replies
indian talent? modCheck
2021-04-29 17:18
1 reply
Forsaken. Oh wait! He a chiter menn
2021-04-29 18:09
Vitality ROFL
2021-04-29 16:29
#14
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United Kingdom TC10
Vitality must have nightmares of jks at this point
2021-04-29 16:31
Did Dupreeh awp for Astralis?
2021-04-29 16:31
4 replies
Yep for the most of CT side. On T side the AWP was only picked up once by astralis and by gla1ve
2021-04-29 16:34
1 reply
thx, i guess its most bvious choice by them. Bubzkij to play entry like in Tricked and Dupreeh used to play awp when Device was feeling weird with it.
2021-04-29 16:37
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yes but #24
2021-04-29 16:36
2021-04-29 17:16
EZ4GODZKJI
2021-04-29 16:33
#22
 | 
Australia jahsan
justin
2021-04-29 16:35
2 replies
#34
 | 
Australia Frogmin
"jks" savage.
2021-04-29 16:44
#77
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Australia CaZeR01
Is savage
2021-04-30 02:29
#23
 | 
Russia Kalacia
NA's LAST HOPE LUL
2021-04-29 16:35
#24
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
dupreeh had a solid debut with the AWP" actually , no. He missed quite many easy shots that someone like Device would hit in his sleep but he still did good nonetheless. The one who did very well were Xyp and Boobski!
2021-04-29 16:36
5 replies
+1, dupreeh looked shakey except the rounds he was back on a rifle. Glad to see bubzkji, magisk, and xyp all showing up at long last though.
2021-04-29 16:41
1 reply
#43
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yea sir!
2021-04-29 17:04
His positioning also needs improvement. Eg. There was a round where he fell back until he got stuck in dark at the lower bombsite which is not an ideal spot for an awper.
2021-04-29 17:03
2 replies
#45
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yep, I feel like it would be better if Astralis adopts a non-awper heavy strats and such for the moment.
2021-04-29 17:05
1 reply
From one of Dupreeh's tweets it sounds like him AWPing is temp and they have someone lined up, he said "Set in stone" which implies they are probably in talks with the org and player.
2021-04-29 17:15
#27
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United States ploopyy
expected
2021-04-29 16:38
kyojin xaxaxaxaxa against faceit pugs he looks like a god, but this is the big leagues boy.
2021-04-29 16:39
4 replies
faceit is biggest fraud of all times.. thats why in future we wont see more quality CS.
2021-04-29 17:00
2 replies
What about ropz for example?
2021-04-29 17:23
1 reply
Ropz is an exception.
2021-04-29 19:45
This is his debut and he plays RPK roles, he still has a chance to not become misutaa 2.0
2021-04-29 18:09
#29
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Spain elskio
wp
2021-04-29 16:40
free points for astralis vs bots
2021-04-29 16:41
!onlyfang mens
2021-04-29 16:45
Nuke it's easy without awp, but on the others maps?
2021-04-29 16:47
#40
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Korea jin67300
device was problem
2021-04-29 16:58
Didn't get to see the astralis match, 5 rifle or dupreeh awp?
2021-04-29 17:01
1 reply
2021-04-29 17:19
Zywho le bot
2021-04-29 17:13
1 reply
+1 zywh0 le baiter
2021-04-29 19:36
#52
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African Union mikecool
Yay
2021-04-29 17:41
dev1ce was the problem lol?
2021-04-29 17:44
nice
2021-04-29 18:38
kicking rpk OMEGALUL
2021-04-29 18:42
I really liked to see this new Astralis.. despite they're being too agressive on the CT side, all of them played a solid game.. I hope they continue to perform like that.. and Vitality.. WE ALL KNOW apEX IS THE REAL PROBLEM.. not RpK
2021-04-29 19:35
Justin F*ucking Savage
2021-04-29 19:51
I remember Xyp9x playing in a matchmaking game around 8-9 years ago when f0rest was just streaming a matchmaking game in CS 1.6. Xyp9x must have been just a kid back then. His name stayed in my mind because it was interesting. Xyp9x. Today I woke up remembering that game. It was inferno. Now 10 years later that kid became a legend
2021-04-29 20:16
WP astralis
2021-04-30 08:16
Apex = cringe rage dude. Only good at support, but now become IGL just to destroy the team. Shox = drama queen. Only good at lurk, can't be IGL. Just kick these two already.
2021-04-30 12:51
#86
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Poland SebL
Well Astralis is in huge troubles, they have to find a solution for the AWP situation, they need to find their firepower again, comeback to form, and overall I don't think this is their final lineup, I think it's just a temporary one. But a good win anyway. Extra Salt is showing some life in them, I would give them more time in EU. Complexity won the match but they are still struggling, the firepower doesn't seem to be there, and they look kind of lost in some deep round situations. The same could be said for Vitality, but they look even worse, but it was their debut with Kyojin so who knows how it will go in the future.
2021-04-30 14:40
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