TeSeS shines as Heroic outclass Astralis to top DH Masters Spring Group B

The ESL Pro League champions were far too hot for their Danish rival to handle in this one-sided derby.

Heroic have punched their ticket to the DreamHack Masters Spring semi-finals with a dominant victory over Astralis, who will fight for survival on Friday against G2 in the first round of the playoffs. Expectations were high for the first clash of the year between the two Danish sides, but this seemed like a match between teams from different levels as Heroic faced little resistance against their rival, who were outfought and outthought.

Things are clicking well for the ESL Pro League champions, who finished the group stage without dropping a single map, avoiding a potential rematch against Gambit before the final. "It's a crazy feeling," Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck said after the match. "Beating Astralis is insane. We're confident in ourselves and this proves that we can do even more."

TeSeS put in a series-high 1.98 rating as Heroic breezed past Astralis

Astralis hopped out to a 3-0 lead on the CT side of Nuke off the back of a near-flawless pistol, but the shape of the game changed when Heroic finally managed to afford guns. Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's side dictated the pace and effectively applied pressure across the map, punching holes in their opponents' shaky defence for a 9-6 half. René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen led the charge with some impressive numbers (20 frags, 4-1 opening duel record and 130 ADR), but some of the credit also had to go to sjuush, who had two vital 3Ks, including a 1v3 clutch.

The second half continued in a similar vein as Astralis came out flat on the offence. They failed to muster a single round as Heroic kept their defence tight and won aim duel after aim duel, with Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali delivering a fatal blow in the 21st round when he pulled off a fast 1v4 clutch on the A site.

Heroic were in no mood to take pity on their stunned opponents and came out all guns blazing on Inferno, limiting Astralis to just three rounds in a one-sided first half. Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's troops found a lifeline after the break as they put some rounds together, but their comeback hopes were left in tatters in the fourth round as Heroic won a key round with nothing but Desert Eagles thanks to a trio of frags from TeSeS. With the momentum back in their favour, Heroic ran all over their opponents to bring the game to a swift conclusion.

Matchpage
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2
2nd May 2021
6
Nuke
16
6
Inferno
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 35 +1 86.6 1.15
23 - 36 -13 49.1 0.68
21 - 36 -15 58.8 0.60
18 - 37 -19 54.4 0.54
17 - 39 -22 56.5 0.53
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 24 +31 126.2 1.98
39 - 19 +20 86.9 1.51
35 - 24 +11 71.2 1.25
25 - 25 0 78.9 1.15
27 - 23 +4 64.4 1.14
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1295
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Astralis so bad, jesus
2021-05-02 22:43
11 replies
#2
k0nfig | 
Finland vjlle
yes
2021-05-02 22:43
2 replies
12 - 32 Disband
2021-05-03 15:09
1 reply
Just take a chill pill man. jeez
2021-05-03 15:35
being their first tournament without dev1ce and bein able to reach POs isnt that bad tbh
2021-05-02 22:44
3 replies
#58
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Lithuania aikaz45
+1
2021-05-03 10:20
+1
2021-05-03 13:03
thank you sir heroic i won ey
2021-05-03 14:06
Saving strats for the major. 5D chess
2021-05-02 22:45
3 replies
There is only one master in 5D chess.
2021-05-02 22:58
1 reply
*FNS looking from Valorant*
2021-05-02 23:21
#28
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South Africa Ston3Cold
LOL, that "5D chess" had me in stitches. GG WP!
2021-05-02 23:07
Gg
2021-05-02 22:43
1 reply
gg
2021-05-02 23:48
#4
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Denmark NT_
Astralis will come back.. They just need some time. Well played by Heroic!
2021-05-02 22:43
8 replies
Astralis time has already passed :)
2021-05-02 22:51
5 replies
#56
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Poland AzB3ST
Astralis is 2nd Polish VP Bad results, -1 of them, team collapse, disband
2021-05-03 09:17
4 replies
I don’t think losing to the top 1/2 team of the word falling apart especially when you made a recent roster change, give dupreeh some time, he has device rolls that he didn’t play before!
2021-05-03 17:05
3 replies
Let's be honest: he cannot replace the device ... Astralis' song has already been sung.
2021-05-03 19:21
2 replies
Old Astralis yes but this Astralis might be able to achieve things too!
2021-05-03 19:21
1 reply
let's hope at least for the top 10)
2021-05-03 19:29
Astralis are useless lol
2021-05-02 23:27
Okay, now say that 100 times in front of the mirror, maybe it will come true.
2021-05-03 06:16
#5
REZ | 
North America jKatsuki
W
2021-05-02 22:43
#6
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Japan Yuukek
Astralis without Device OMEGALUL
2021-05-02 22:43
heroic 2 stronk
2021-05-02 22:44
Astralis without deve will end up around #20
2021-05-02 22:44
#10
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United States Vespurr
Xyp9x man, he is washed minister
2021-05-02 22:44
Magisk is the problem.
2021-05-02 22:45
1 reply
xd not today
2021-05-03 00:40
Heroic is the strongest team rn - hope Astralis will bounce back - anyway respect to Heroic- wp
2021-05-02 22:45
2 replies
The strongest team rn is Gambit.
2021-05-03 06:17
1 reply
They are kind of neck and neck, they are both really good.
2021-05-03 13:05
#14
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
ggwp i dont know why but im starting to feel bad for Astralis
2021-05-02 22:45
1 reply
I'm a liquid fan, and I still feel sad that the greatest roster of all time is now completely washed. +1
2021-05-03 12:45
yikes
2021-05-02 22:45
#16
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
Heroic and Gambit top tier Then navi and others
2021-05-02 22:45
6 replies
Navi???? Furia would clap Navi any day of the week and I reckon G2 and OG could take on Navi
2021-05-02 22:57
5 replies
#29
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
S1mple is still a thing mate
2021-05-02 23:09
4 replies
Not even s1mple can win 1vs5
2021-05-03 00:25
3 replies
The thing is, he actually can.
2021-05-03 04:58
I thought u meant 1v9
2021-05-03 07:55
He almost did, even with electronic (almost as important as s1mple, once upon a time) on single-digit kills.
2021-05-03 12:16
Lol, GL doing that on LAN and without Hunden's extra pair of in-game eyes
2021-05-02 22:45
2 replies
#23
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Greece m3s0v
cry
2021-05-02 22:52
1 reply
#34
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United States BigDudley
Is free
2021-05-02 23:27
#18
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Romania j4mb1
teses went cray
2021-05-02 22:46
TeSeS was nuts!
2021-05-02 22:48
#20
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Canada Twlv
Great stuff from Heroic!
2021-05-02 22:49
#21
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Pakistan LoOuU2
4 guys under 0.70 , thats a big ooof.
2021-05-02 22:49
baitisk
2021-05-02 22:53
What ze fak. Teses god almost 2.0 rating!!!
2021-05-02 22:58
#31
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India Rav3nEz
Time to bring kennyS in Astrails?
2021-05-02 23:22
4 replies
He is frog so nope.
2021-05-02 23:43
Only roster move you could possibly do to make astralis worse
2021-05-03 01:52
International teams rarely work. Faze 2017 was an exception. Astralis needs a strong Danish AWPer, unless they get ZywOo somehow xDD
2021-05-03 12:18
1 reply
acoR
2021-05-03 14:07
Part of me wants to see Heroic vs Gambit at final again, but it’s getting kinda boring
2021-05-02 23:24
#35
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Serbia LtN))
RIP Astralis vs NaVi semifinals
2021-05-02 23:29
Astralis without Device lul
2021-05-02 23:39
Heroic also 5 steps ahead of Astralis
2021-05-02 23:46
Will be the next time astralinho
2021-05-03 00:34
Ouch
2021-05-03 00:46
heroic teseeeeeeeeeeeeeeees !
2021-05-03 00:50
#45
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Iceland caverat
good bye astralis tier 1
2021-05-03 00:52
can't wait for LAN
2021-05-03 01:48
1.98 damn..
2021-05-03 03:19
-ztr +Magisk plz. Rest have completely lost it on Astralis. Just as dev1ce I think Magisk deserves a fresher team. Ninjas are still quite young
2021-05-03 05:11
Heroic cheater
2021-05-03 06:52
Why this team is so good online tho?
2021-05-03 08:33
RIP ASTRALIS ERA
2021-05-03 10:16
#59
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Spain capta1n
Say what you want but no shame in losing to heroic, they are together with gambit steady on the top right now and Astralis still have to find a better way to cope with the loss of Dev1ce, with time they might once again be a top contender in the future but we can't expect them to win tournaments right out of the bat. That being sad, heroic destroyed them but oh well, I wanted to see new Astralis vs G2 anyway :)
2021-05-03 11:08
#60
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Liberia rationale
The recent losses have not been about devve: the teamplay has been beyond horrible. Individually Astralis players are very average aside from maybe Magisk and Dupreeh and on these two maps they often tried to DM instead of playing as a team. It was really hard to watch. Astralis risks becoming another VP or MiBR - I want to hope they will disband before staining their name. The sjuush'es 1vs3 clutch on the first map was just a fucking disaster. and probably tilted them until the end of the game. They gave them three individual duels while they had plenty of time and could play off each other. It's not the Astralis that I've known. This is a shit team.
2021-05-03 12:04
1 reply
Heroic is on another level, chill 🙋‍♂️ If Astralis lose against G2 your sentences will have sense
2021-05-03 14:06
nice
2021-05-03 12:12
onliners xD
2021-05-03 12:27
#66
JW | 
Sweden Mullden
Is it over? ... The end of the astralis era? Are they underdogs from now on? Maybe even not a tier 1 team? Strange times...
2021-05-03 12:47
1 reply
Astralis as in the team Astralis that we all love or hate cuz they won everything is dead so you could say so. Also how do you define tier 1?
2021-05-03 17:03
#76
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
Heroic looking great rn., if they will keep playing like this I think they can reach the no.1. Astralis is still struggling with the situation with the AWP, they still seem to not know how they want to approach it.
2021-05-03 18:07
#77
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Sweden Elda_ANKA
Is there a record list over good HLTV ratings?
2021-05-03 18:27
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