Astralis secure Major spot with victory over Complexity in IEM Fall's Group B

SINNERS squandered a chance to join Astralis in the playoffs losing a tight match to Movistar Riders.

Astralis have punched their ticket to the Major with a victory over Complexity, while SINNERS, who were also 3-0 going into the fourth day of play, missed a chance at securing a berth in the playoffs and may have to fight with two more teams in the group for the coveted second place if they can't beat Astralis in the final day of play.

The other two teams still in it to try and make the playoffs are Movistar Riders and Heroic if they beat Endpoint and Complexity, respectively, which would make a three-way tie possible. For Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and company, they will need a win to try and secure a spot in the 9-12th place bracket and hope to qualify for the Major from there, while Endpoint's fate has already been sealed as they remain without a win at the bottom of the table.

Astralis and Complexity clashed on Nuke in the A stream highlighted match of the day in Group B, with the two teams off to a very close start as the Danes took an 8-7 lead on the attacking side. The map remained a tight affair all the way to the bitter end as it ended up with Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif and company winning in the very last round.

The Danes’ victory puts them as one of the top two teams in the group, meaning they have earned a berth in the playoffs ahead of the final day of group play, but more importantly it means that they have gained enough points in the RMR ranking, where they already have 1024 points, to secure a spot at the PGL Major no matter what the outcome of their coming games is, although they will still be fighting to try and attain one of the three Legends spots available.

Astralis will even have the chance to bring in-game leader Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander back before the Major if they so wish, since 20% of 8th place points added to their current total is still more than what Heroic currently have, which means they'd still be locking in a spot in Stockholm.

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SINNERS had the chance to join Astralis as an IEM Fall playoffs team, but they weren’t able to best Movistar Riders, who have now taken their second scalp in Group B after beating Tomáš "⁠oskar⁠" Šťastný and company.

SINNERS started strong on the terrorist side of Vertigo, and although Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano and company found their footing midway through the first half, the Czech team ended up with a three round lead at the switch. The Spaniards then pushed to even things up on the attack, and were able to turn things around late in the game to clinch the map in the last round of regulation.

After their first three wins in the group stage, SINNERS slipped in pursuit of a clean group stage finish, but they are still prime contenders to make the playoffs as they currently sit in second place in the group with a victory more than the following two teams fighting for the coveted playoff berth.

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2nd October 2021
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Heroic have made sure to remain in contention for a third-place finish in the group stage by defeating Endpoint as they overcame early adversity on the CT side of Ancient and stabilized early to put on what at first appeared like a dominating performance in the newest map of the pool, but the last-placed Endpoint retaliated and made a strong comeback attempt when up against match point, although they eventually fell short as the Danes closed it out 16-12.

The team led by Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller can still fight that crucial second-place finish in the group stage to make it to the playoffs, where their good standing would get them to the Major, but even if they were to fail, a third-place finish could still get them in the 9-12th place decider bracket for a shot at qualifying.

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The Group B standings are now:

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1350
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Well played boys <3 Won't be a major without Astralis. Just wondering what the situation with Gla1ve will look like. Will they really swap out Xyp, one of their better players atm?
2021-10-02 20:39
6 replies
gla1ve might still be on leave by then. If not -Bubzkji +gla1ve
2021-10-02 20:46
2 replies
#26
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Peru TheJuan
Nice BO1 to qualify for major
2021-10-02 20:55
1 reply
#28
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United States qoietsammy
cry
2021-10-02 20:56
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2
It's rumored that Glaive's leave might go beyond this RMR so most likely the same team plays the Major. Don't know how conformable I would be with that being the case, Glaive in place of Bubski and I think we can fare well there
2021-10-02 21:04
2 replies
If glaive plays he will play instead of xyp9x bcz he already made his decision to look for other teams and is only playing right now bcz of glaive's leave
2021-10-02 21:06
1 reply
#40
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Pakistan LoOuU2
That is true, yes.
2021-10-02 21:08
Lets gooo
2021-10-02 20:39
1st
2021-10-02 20:39
1 reply
well actually...
2021-10-02 20:42
#4
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Other Bactuga
Wouldnt be a Major if Astralis wasnt in it
2021-10-02 20:39
#5
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Norway Balta69
YESSSS
2021-10-02 20:39
EZ5ASTRALIS
2021-10-02 20:39
RIP jks stickers
2021-10-02 20:39
Will Gla1ve play at Major ?
2021-10-02 20:39
2 replies
#22
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Brazil Fan_do_Trk
sure
2021-10-02 20:49
1 reply
#63
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Europe nikyyy
Not so sure....
2021-10-03 00:06
Low competition abusers this time is gambit to earn the title stfu
2021-10-02 20:40
EZPZlemonsqueezy lets go astralis!!!!!
2021-10-02 20:40
5 replies
no it wasn't, did you even watch the game? Astralis is gonna get fucked. They got lucky that Col had their characteristic chokes.
2021-10-02 20:42
4 replies
#29
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United States qoietsammy
oh no astralis didn't win huge in a bo1 they're gonna get fucked!
2021-10-02 20:57
3 replies
It wasn't "ezpz" and yes, they will get destroyed. Screenshot if if you want they fuck off in groups.
2021-10-02 21:05
2 replies
Salty fanboi lmao cry is free
2021-10-02 21:20
1 reply
#64
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Australia Downtxme
FR they salty af astralis gonna win
2021-10-03 07:47
:o
2021-10-02 20:41
"Let's have a major qualifier with all best of one's for the groups" "let's have the cis qualifier online not lan despite that making the qualifier on uneven grounds, who cares that cis is currently the best region of 2021 and who cares that either both qualifiers should be lan or both shouldn't for the integrity of competition" what a joke of a major so far
2021-10-02 20:42
6 replies
#30
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United States qoietsammy
cry more
2021-10-02 20:57
1 reply
Waaah
2021-10-02 22:26
+1 what a joke of a rmr so far* 1st and 2nd RMRs with bo3 format with less points 3rd RMR with bo1 format with most points nice volvo
2021-10-02 21:08
3 replies
it makes sense tho to have this RMR to give most points. with the first 2 events rewarding consistency and the third one ensuring that the teams attending the major will be in good form. the format is questionable though, i actually really like bo1's, but it would work better in a league table rather than groups, then a playoff/cup (bo3) possibly with some different seeding and/or byes given to teams that finished above X. that being said i'm happy to see them try something new, but the format they've chosen doesn't feel right for this event... there could be reasoning behind the madness though, perhaps this format is a form of suspense to the major format.
2021-10-02 21:30
2 replies
That is the point I'm trying to make it's 0 IQ for teams to play bo3 for lesser RMR points and than play bo1 for more points in which some fluke online teams can benefit.
2021-10-02 21:46
1 reply
while i agree with you, i don't actually think there's anything that suggests that bo1 cause more flukes. i know how it may seem so, but we've actually seen more of the favorites go through, in the somewhat limited and dated history of bo1s. i do understand your concern though and you could be right with the flukeyness after all, but at the same time i'm very tired of watching only bo3s which the online era has been over-saturated with.
2021-10-02 21:51
#13
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Romania xypperz
Lets go
2021-10-02 20:42
nice
2021-10-02 20:42
6 majors
2021-10-02 20:42
11 replies
nt Astralis_6_majors alt
2021-10-02 20:44
1 reply
ok mr spunj alt
2021-10-02 20:44
Lets hope)
2021-10-02 21:32
7 replies
yes mens))
2021-10-02 21:32
6 replies
this is step one tbh, i hope the future of the team becomes clear soon so they can really improve the team
2021-10-02 21:33
5 replies
maybe, lucky has huge potential in the team, if they had gla1ve their chances would probably be higher
2021-10-02 21:35
4 replies
Yes they need glaive back and i think they can still be a top team
2021-10-02 21:36
3 replies
liquid top 1 soon)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2021-10-02 21:36
2 replies
im sure they can make the major but still too inconsistent ))
2021-10-02 21:37
1 reply
yes
2021-10-02 21:38
+1 It's happening
2021-10-02 22:01
Im wondering whats going on in the Complexity camp. No tweeets from the players in 2 days .. Jason Lake is prolly turning himself into Juggernaut and wrecking them, after such a bad performance yesterday
2021-10-02 20:46
4 replies
fucking sad whats happened there, still blame obo for it all
2021-10-02 20:52
1 reply
+1, Obo turned out to be a snake
2021-10-02 21:45
#25
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CIS elefiveS
+peacemaker +brazilian friend of peacemaker thats what happened
2021-10-02 20:54
1 reply
+washed* peacemaker +washed brazilian* friend of washed* peacemaker ftfy
2021-10-02 21:06
#23
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Spain x676
ez4Riders
2021-10-02 20:51
good job, 5th major?
2021-10-02 20:56
2 replies
thats the dream right?))
2021-10-02 21:05
1 reply
Sure
2021-10-02 21:47
#31
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Brazil PVDLM
TO THE STARS
2021-10-02 20:57
Lets go astralis! awesome they at least make it into the major)
2021-10-02 21:05
imagine a spanish team in major
2021-10-02 21:06
1 reply
#61
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Spain G3CK0
The dream is still alive
2021-10-02 22:01
#41
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Asia flipflop
Oh sinners, what have you done!!
2021-10-02 21:18
Thrilled
2021-10-02 21:31
Complexity just disband and BaitF go back to tier 2.
2021-10-02 21:34
1 reply
hasnt been for a while and for good reason, he is a good player!
2021-10-02 21:39
This was always a given Now we win it🔥🔥
2021-10-02 22:00
Major finals Navi Astralis🔥🔥🔥
2021-10-03 14:30
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