Gambit eliminate Astralis from IEM Summer; OG defeat Virtus.pro to secure playoffs

The Danish powerhouse ends the $250,000 tournament in 9-12th place after a 2-0 defeat to the world's No. 1 team.

Astralis was playing catchup throughout the series against Gambit as the two teams crossed paths in an early elimination match, with the Russian side reigning supreme (16-8 Inferno, 16-7 Overpass) and marching on in the tournament. To earn a place in the playoffs, Gambit will have to overcome one more team - Complexity.

Posting a 1.81 rating for the series, Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov was a thorn in Astralis' side, with a solid performance from Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif proving insuficiend to keep his team afloat. Astralis' 9-12th finish in IEM Summer follows a 6th place from Flashpoint 3, with the Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and co. hoping for a better showing at the final event of the season, IEM Cologne.

Ax1Le was in the zone against Astralis, aceing the Danes on Inferno

In the match played on the B stream, OG brushed aside Virtus.pro (16-10 Mirage, 16-11 Overpass), building on their strong opening win over NIP and securing at least a place in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali's squad has been relegated to the lower bracket where they will have to overcome Spirit and the winner of NIP - Heroic to reach playoffs.

Gambit looked unstoppable early on Inferno as Ax1Le's sharp aim propelled them to a 5-0 CT lead. Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth pulled off a 2v4 on B to get Astralis back into it, with Magisk coming online to make it a competitive half in the end. The Danes claimed the pistol and followup after the switch, only for Gambit to shut the door on the comeback with seven unanswered rounds (16-8).

The Russian team's Terrorist side was equally dangerous on Overpass. With Ax1Le topping the scoreboard again, they dominated Astralis across the board, taking 10 rounds in the first half. Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's team got a couple of rounds to start their offense, but Gambit closed out the series in no time as Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin clutched out a 1v1 on A in the final round.

The momentum swung back and forth in the first half of Mirage as both OG and Virtus.pro went on five-round streaks, but Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's team switched to the offense slightly behind, 8-7. That deficit was quickly nullified as Aleksib's men puz up a near-flawless T-side, winning their map pick 16-10.

On Overpass, Virtus.pro's pick, OG were barely contested in the first half as the European side got the upper hand after winning the second-round force and didn't let go. Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen picked up a couple of key multikills early on and the rest of the team chipped in, building to an 11-4 lead. Down 13-4 shortly, Jame's team didn't falter and brought the game back to 13-11 with a strong streak, but OG managed to break their bank and bring it over the line, 16-11.

Matchpage
2
0
4th June 2021
16
Inferno
8
16
Overpass
7
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 24 +29 108.3 1.81
35 - 19 +16 77.0 1.34
36 - 28 +8 87.8 1.25
30 - 26 +4 74.0 1.10
22 - 26 -4 54.7 0.89
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 36 +1 84.2 1.19
22 - 34 -12 61.9 0.76
23 - 35 -12 62.3 0.76
24 - 36 -12 50.1 0.73
17 - 37 -20 42.8 0.54
Europe
Matchpage
2
0
4th June 2021
16
Mirage
10
16
Overpass
11
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 27 +10 76.2 1.27
40 - 25 +15 78.4 1.24
43 - 36 +7 80.5 1.19
38 - 35 +3 77.5 1.16
31 - 30 +1 66.5 1.06
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 35 +4 73.4 1.11
35 - 40 -5 77.6 1.00
24 - 34 -10 54.7 0.87
31 - 42 -11 64.6 0.82
24 - 39 -15 56.4 0.74
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1808
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1266
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1510
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1792
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
666
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.59
Astralis will come back stronger on LAN!
2021-06-04 23:41
3 replies
AstraLUL
2021-06-05 01:00
it ll be too late in 2030 when lan will be opened
2021-06-05 06:07
+1
2021-06-05 18:03
GAMBIT #1
2021-06-04 23:42
1 reply
oh hi #2 brazil guy XD still can't beat jermen scripts? keep trying and spamming tho. you can do it i believe you :)
2021-06-05 13:45
Gotta love Gambit
2021-06-04 23:42
#7
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Finland okxD
og dreaming
2021-06-04 23:42
Ax1Le loves Astralis, Astralis loves Ax1Le
2021-06-04 23:43
1 reply
+1
2021-06-05 04:10
easy
2021-06-04 23:43
Ez 4 new Astralis
2021-06-04 23:43
#16
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Chile cristiaan
108.3 ADR Pog
2021-06-04 23:47
#17
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Czech Republic czRamtin03
rip astralis
2021-06-04 23:52
Ax1Le NUTS
2021-06-05 00:00
gla1ve looks like he is history
2021-06-05 00:08
4 replies
Just wait
2021-06-05 00:42
2 replies
till his death?
2021-06-05 09:01
1 reply
No wtf
2021-06-05 09:38
#42
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France cedd
the whole team got owned look at the adrs - 60, 60, 50, 40 besides magisk
2021-06-05 02:18
#26
device | 
Denmark JKTP
Well this went about expected
2021-06-05 00:13
-Xyp3x -Bubzkji +BlameF +Konfig
2021-06-05 00:22
2 replies
Would be cool, but won’t happen unfortunately
2021-06-05 14:26
1 reply
they can afford it w the money they got from device sale
2021-06-05 16:18
#29
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
BOTSTRALIS
2021-06-05 00:27
Nooo :( gg
2021-06-05 00:42
expected rektered by pros
2021-06-05 00:43
4 replies
Once lans come cis will crawl Back
2021-06-05 02:05
3 replies
cis been proven on lan since a long time ago, calm down my man, calm down :) even if they do, its what ever, u win, u lose..... live goes on, stay happy! peace!
2021-06-05 02:14
2 replies
Dont think so. Have not won many lan events. Navi won some but thats it really i think
2021-06-05 03:56
1 reply
blind consumer
2021-06-05 09:00
EZ OG
2021-06-05 00:45
LOL SEEYA
2021-06-05 00:53
Love to see valde put up big numbers
2021-06-05 00:55
#38
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Estonia thisba!tes
#GoGoGambit
2021-06-05 00:56
#43
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Hahahaha astralis without device
2021-06-05 02:21
1 reply
hahaha device without astralis too
2021-06-05 13:19
#45
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Taiwan qwea212
astralis without device lul lul
2021-06-05 02:40
1 reply
#46
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Brazil Fauchard
+1 Top 3 danish awper of all time 1- sunde 2- device 3- hPx
2021-06-05 02:49
Ax1le pog
2021-06-05 03:12
Easy my boys!GG!
2021-06-05 03:16
one device is sad now)
2021-06-05 05:25
Astralis needs an AWPer. Dev1ce leaving the team was a big blow and they are facing the lack of an AWPer. Its so sad for a 4-time major winning team. Hopefully, someone can replace dev1ce perfectly and they will bounce back stronger.
2021-06-05 07:07
3 replies
#73
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Liberia rationale
Astralis needs disband.
2021-06-05 13:46
2 replies
Absolutely not! They can still be best like they were before. It all depends on gla1ve and zonic.
2021-06-06 08:01
1 reply
#82
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Liberia rationale
You're right, they just need four more good players.
2021-06-06 10:55
????? Need Just a good star AWPer like device but I know there is none available in whole international scene rest Denmark scene. Man how can you lose to a team that got thrashed by vitality. Astralis should look to go Int'l to acquire good AWPer and then build.
2021-06-05 08:31
#57
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Austria cacheex
the cycle of time has reached every top team! RIP Astralis
2021-06-05 08:46
Goodjob gambit
2021-06-05 09:13
Avangar tend to outplay themselves but it's good to see a solid win from og
2021-06-05 09:28
astralis fans be like navi fans now so hard to be a fan of these two teams :(
2021-06-05 10:43
ez for gambit
2021-06-05 11:54
Astralis is done
2021-06-05 12:30
-Dupreeh ffs
2021-06-05 12:44
gambit top1
2021-06-05 13:20
Where are the good ol astralis vp fnatic days. All rusty now😕😕😕😕😕
2021-06-05 13:30
2 replies
Yeah, I also miss all those days. Seeing Pasha smashing everyone, JW pushing through smoke and molotov and the throwables by Astralis. And yeah, who can forget those casters reactions "There is a big apple and Snax is hungry".
2021-06-06 08:08
1 reply
+1111!!!!
2021-06-06 08:40
#78
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Poland SebL
Well Gambit didn't really have to do anything special, they just smashed them individually. Astralis won't be good without a stable AWPer who could turn those situations around. OG looks insane to me, TOP 10 already in my eyes. VP has to get rid of SANJI, his performance is unnacepatable.
2021-06-05 19:31
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