Astralis send OG to Flashpoint 3 lower bracket

Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's team will have no room for mistakes after succumbing to the Danish side in the opening match.

Astralis secured a 2-0 victory over OG to close out the first day of Flashpoint 3, the European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event. In a rematch of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown gameAstralis' last one with Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz — the Danes got their revenge and advanced in the upper bracket.

Inferno was a 41-round thriller that went Astralis' way despite the best efforts of Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen and Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan, while an impressive display from Astralis on Nuke finished things off in two.

"Great start to the tournament once again, let's keep going this time," Astralis' captain Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander wrote on Twitter after putting up a 1.23 rating for the series, proving pivotal to the victory alongside Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth. On the other hand, OG's star duo Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski and Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså struggled to live up to expectations in the series and will be hoping they can make a deep run through the lower bracket of the 16-team event - where they face off against Vitality first.

gla1ve was leading by example against OG

A second-round force-buy win set up OG for a 4-1 lead on the T side of their map pick, Inferno, but Astralis came back into it with lockdown defenses to bounce back to a strong 10-5 half time score. The Danes extended to 12-5 before valde's Deagle triple kill changed the tides of the game, starting the comeback for OG. They eventually forced overtime with niko being the hero, but after two sets of added rounds it was Astralis that came out on top with strong play from Xyp9x and gla1ve.

Astralis showed some vintage form on Nuke as they powered on the offensive side to grab an 8-1 lead in no time. The struggles of OG were brought to an end thanks to flameZ' ramp lockdown in 3v5, inspiring his team to claw the scoreline back to 9-6 for the half. Unfortunately, there was little to see from OG in the second part of the map. Their pistol win was countered by Astralis' force, leading to a comfortable closeout, 16-11.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
10th May 2021
Europe
22
Inferno
19
16
Nuke
11
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 40 +16 84.7 1.29
50 - 39 +11 80.4 1.23
39 - 41 -2 73.2 1.09
55 - 55 0 83.5 1.08
36 - 47 -11 56.6 0.86
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 48 +13 98.1 1.33
57 - 48 +9 80.2 1.11
39 - 47 -8 67.8 0.92
37 - 42 -5 56.9 0.86
27 - 51 -24 54.1 0.70
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1496
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
584
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
266
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1132
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.70
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
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1778
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Unexpected! Does anyone know how flameZ practises his aim and stuff?
2021-05-11 00:08
13 replies
#30
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Portugal cyn1cal
With his hands
2021-05-11 00:21
11 replies
I heard he clicks on enemies to train aim
2021-05-11 00:47
9 replies
XDDDD
2021-05-11 02:06
wtf valve needs to ban this exploit
2021-05-11 03:10
he does have a secret though, he clicked on their heads to kill them faster.
2021-05-11 03:35
#65
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Hungary Karpatia
game deficit
2021-05-11 06:55
Lol
2021-05-11 07:07
I think he also stops before shooting!!!!! What a mental man
2021-05-11 07:14
I heard he moves his mouse so, that the center of the screen is directed towards the avatar of an enemy player. Then he clicks the left mouse button. There are some assistive lines nearby the center of the screen that can be used as reference.
2021-05-11 08:09
2 replies
But... That's cheating for sure???
2021-05-11 08:41
1 reply
he using game deficit...
2021-05-11 09:05
#41
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Brazil Fusk4
probably
2021-05-11 01:44
In one interviee he said he uses lubricant on his mousepad to get more precision. His favorite is the one that smells like strawberries
2021-05-11 12:53
dOG
2021-05-11 00:08
#3
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Brazil F_FOR_MIBR
Astralis just too good
2021-05-11 00:08
Astralis without device >>>>>>> vitality with zywoo
2021-05-11 00:08
4 replies
I am sure Zywoo + his clone would do a better job than current Vitality
2021-05-11 00:49
3 replies
You are wrong, you cant win games 2v5 even if it will be simple and zywoo.
2021-05-11 09:56
2 replies
It's better than 1 vs 9
2021-05-11 13:48
1 reply
yes.
2021-05-11 17:52
#5
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Chile Willy_CV
Ez for device
2021-05-11 00:08
DBL rekt these noobs now 💪💪💪 OG out in last place
2021-05-11 00:08
7 replies
🤨 wtf mens
2021-05-11 00:16
4 replies
I am sorry mens the Poney too stronk 🐎🐎
2021-05-11 00:17
3 replies
Nt nt, that isn’t a poney! This looks more like one: 🐴
2021-05-11 00:20
2 replies
well they are big stronk poney, but sure.
2021-05-11 00:22
ez for DBL 🐴
2021-05-11 03:49
DBL in upper bracket, wtf man? They will play against Botstralis and rekt them
2021-05-11 09:30
1 reply
ez for DBL 🐴ez for DBL 🐴
2021-05-11 13:07
ez
2021-05-11 00:08
#8
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United States drac0z
imagine being in lower bracket couldent be faze right?
2021-05-11 00:09
gg
2021-05-11 00:09
Xyp9x stepping up, good to see
2021-05-11 00:09
1 reply
#18
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Austria xDimitrios
Finally
2021-05-11 00:12
come on Astralis, Magisk must take the AWP and let dupreeh as Entry and bubz as Rifler
2021-05-11 00:09
Well played Astralis. I expected to lose, but they surprised me, this Line-Up got future
2021-05-11 00:09
Xyp is starting to get back in his form
2021-05-11 00:11
#17
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Valde had a pretty bad game but Dupreeh with awp isnt helping at all , look at his rating from 1.07! Mantu has days where he goes into worse form and only makes impactless kills. Xyp had a really great performance! Overall , they did well but Inferno could have been closed earlier.
2021-05-11 00:11
5 replies
#19
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Denmark pebblez
dupreeh will get better, he's just in a slump rn, he'll be back to 1.10+ soon enough.
2021-05-11 00:13
2 replies
He is playing AWP and has had almost no time to adjust, he should def get more time (he took all device roles he said during interview)
2021-05-11 00:16
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i would love to see it happen but i honestly doubt it does , he is still gonna need a lot of time to adjust with the awp and even then there is no one who can compete Device`s positioning so he cant replicate that awp impact either. I think it would be better if they only keep him on awp on CT sides only.
2021-05-11 00:23
#48
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Portugal jsousa941
he shouldnt be playing main awp , also i kinda liked the glaive awp
2021-05-11 02:27
1 reply
boobski awp on vertigo was amazing too
2021-05-11 06:10
Valde had a bad game so expexted 16-0 16-0 vs vitality in the lower bracket tho
2021-05-11 00:13
Nice job!
2021-05-11 00:15
lul. ezz for gla1ve
2021-05-11 00:17
hahahaahahhahahahaah
2021-05-11 00:18
#28
ropz | 
Spain Nepomu
Aleksib went to class today with daddy glave
2021-05-11 00:19
2 replies
+1
2021-05-11 06:27
1 reply
-1 nah
2021-05-11 13:11
#33
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Poland xMBTx
Nice to see Xyp at the top of the scoreboard, congratz
2021-05-11 00:26
Flamez is good
2021-05-11 00:32
What happened with Valde?
2021-05-11 00:48
i'm so glad to see Bubzjki making A LOT of kills .. he's proving himself and shutting people up
2021-05-11 01:11
#39
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United States BuckSoxely
The boys are back in town. 5th major coming up. Same lineup. No stopping
2021-05-11 01:37
Xyp9x pog
2021-05-11 01:50
#46
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
overrated botB & co.
2021-05-11 02:18
2 replies
+1
2021-05-11 06:28
1 reply
-1 nah
2021-05-11 13:11
Wow I just realized there is no group stage here. Lose twice= dead. No matter the round. I predict some clown fiestas, it's very easy to get eliminated here.
2021-05-11 02:26
#49
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China HEIDASHUAi
Save flamez
2021-05-11 02:53
no issa no win
2021-05-11 03:58
#55
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Germany Jermen
Can't spell dog team without OG
2021-05-11 04:03
1 reply
Attta boy
2021-05-11 08:15
#57
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Canada AyyyJayyy
LETSGO ASTRALIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-05-11 04:45
#58
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Brazil hugoooo
omg valde!!!
2021-05-11 05:03
OG won't stay together for long...calling it now
2021-05-11 05:57
1 reply
Calling it wrong :D
2021-05-11 13:11
gg
2021-05-11 06:37
#67
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Finland okxD
Big off day for Valde, missed some game winning rounds on inferno. also Aleksib should rely on his aim more, seems to overthink some situations. Unlucky xyp9x and gla1ve decided to perform too well
2021-05-11 07:14
lol
2021-05-11 07:29
#70
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Ukraine HZT8
Clownog
2021-05-11 07:46
      glA1ve aleksiB
2021-05-11 08:21
Astralis are so inconsistent it scares me.
2021-05-11 08:28
2 replies
It makes sense, though - they are adjusting to a new player and at the same time, dupreeh is getting familiar with his AWP role.
2021-05-11 09:20
1 reply
Dupreeh is good and all but he's no device. Gla1ve and Zonic have been trying a more agressive style and so far it's working somewhat decently... let's see how far it takes them.
2021-05-11 19:47
Hdhdjdj
2021-05-11 10:48
ez
2021-05-11 14:05
LMAO OG cant even beat astralis without device? Hilarious, time to disband
2021-05-11 16:42
1 reply
cant win when glaive is doing kqly with ak47 disgusting, expected more from a 4x major winner.
2021-05-11 16:48
#91
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Lebanon NlCE
Astralis looks very nice even without device!
2021-05-11 16:55
#94
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Poland SebL
Well Astralis still lacks the AWPer but still good win for the boys. OG is a really strong team, I'm surprised they couldn't win this game, but I think they will bounce back in the liower bracket.
2021-05-11 22:10
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