ENCE sweep Astralis to reach the IEM final; FaZe go to the Major after G2 victory

All the Legends spots at PGL Major Stockholm have been decided after tonight's games.

Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's squad denied Astralis their chance to claim a Legends spot at the Major after swiftly dispatching the Danes 2-0 and earning a spot in the final of IEM Fall Europe, where ENCE will face NIP on Sunday.

With Astralis set to face Vitality in the third-place decider, the French side have also been guaranteed Legends status at the Major as the Danes can no longer earn enough points to clinch theirs. Meanwhile, G2 winning their match against Fiend in the opening round of the 5th-8th decider bracket confirmed a Legends spot for Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and company while also securing a ticket to Stockholm for FaZe.

There is one European Major slot yet to be decided and the winner of tomorrow's match between Copenhagen Flames and Fiend will be the one to take it.

Spinx had a field day on Ancient, ending the map with a 1.48 rating

It was an uncharacteristic performance from Astralis as they failed to organize an offense on Nuke. Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha made yard his kingdom, perfectly containing Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif and leaving the Danes with very few other avenues of attack on their signature map, allowing ENCE to win ten rounds in a row and lead 12-3 at halftime.

The switch to the CT side saw no improvements for Astralis as Snappi and co. maintained the pressure, dropping only one round before closing Nuke 16-4.

It was Groundhog Day on Ancient as ENCE again dominated the first half 12-3 against Astralis. The Danish squad seemed absent on the CT side, failing to hold onto the B bombsite as Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi caused Astralis trouble time and time again.

Moving to the offense, Astralis won their first pistol round of the series which allowed them to begin closing the gap, but as ENCE brought out the rifles that hope quickly faded. The European side booked their ticket to the grand final after taking Ancient 16-7 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
0
2
9th October 2021
4
Nuke
16
7
Ancient
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 36 -9 68.5 0.88
28 - 37 -9 70.1 0.78
18 - 35 -17 71.6 0.75
17 - 38 -21 55.3 0.59
18 - 35 -17 42.6 0.55
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
35 - 20 +15 89.6 1.50
40 - 21 +19 81.8 1.41
40 - 23 +17 99.1 1.39
37 - 25 +12 101.7 1.39
28 - 21 +7 67.5 1.13

G2 were able to edge out the first half on their map pick on Nuke 8-7 as Fiend's CT side held them off on more than one occasion. A solid performance on the CT side meant that Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel's men were able to close out the map 16-12 without too many troubles.

The Bulgarians faired no better on Mirage as an exemplary performance by the Bosnian cousins NiKo and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač meant they were only able to get on the scoreboard twice.

Matchpage
0
2
9th October 2021
Europe
12
Nuke
16
2
Mirage
16
 Fiend K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
33 - 35 -2 75.1 0.97
30 - 32 -2 67.7 0.92
18 - 34 -16 50.0 0.64
18 - 38 -20 47.9 0.59
16 - 36 -20 49.0 0.58
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 26 +23 110.7 1.74
41 - 21 +20 89.6 1.43
32 - 20 +12 69.1 1.28
32 - 24 +8 77.0 1.27
21 - 24 -3 57.0 0.91
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1347
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1309
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
652
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
35
Team:
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1510
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
FaZeUp!!!!! ez qualification!
2021-10-09 23:11
27 replies
Not really ez
2021-10-09 23:12
25 replies
#10
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United States Abujihad
Too ez
2021-10-09 23:13
24 replies
#15
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Poland xMBTx
eZaF for FaZe
2021-10-09 23:13
Really ez having to rely in other teams matches to get on a major
2021-10-09 23:15
22 replies
#19
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United States Abujihad
Cry harder. Shiii too eazy
2021-10-09 23:15
16 replies
easier than c9 reverse sweeping faze in boston?
2021-10-09 23:25
15 replies
#36
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United States Abujihad
Easier than having no country anthem
2021-10-09 23:29
14 replies
Xd
2021-10-09 23:30
We have anthem, what we don't have is lyrics
2021-10-09 23:36
12 replies
#45
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United States Abujihad
Nah bro u dont have an anthem. Thats your fake anthem
2021-10-09 23:37
11 replies
#53
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Russia WiHuu
NA EDUCATION KEKW
2021-10-09 23:54
#66
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Argentina Krausse
^^^^your country has no name^^^^
2021-10-10 01:08
imagine living in a country that is named after a continent
2021-10-10 01:16
8 replies
#74
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Indonesia songokong
australia?
2021-10-10 04:24
6 replies
#81
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Iran oldHabit
australia is a part of oceania
2021-10-10 10:28
5 replies
#82
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Indonesia songokong
oceania is not a continent australia is :)
2021-10-10 10:29
4 replies
#83
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Iran oldHabit
i get it, indonesian education system sucks. but don't you guys have google?
2021-10-10 10:30
3 replies
#84
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Indonesia songokong
A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in area to smallest, these seven regions are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. No u
2021-10-10 10:32
2 replies
#85
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Iran oldHabit
In some countries, such as Brazil, Oceania is regarded as a continent in the sense of "one of the parts of the world", and the concept of Australia as a continent does not exist. well, we were taught the same. (my countries education system is the worst btw)
2021-10-10 10:36
1 reply
#86
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Indonesia songokong
Well, just different definitions, nothing wrong with that. I wouldn't call our education system good either tho lmao
2021-10-10 10:41
Australia?
2021-10-10 04:29
#23
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Turkey TheKaiser
So? Are you saying that other team played the whole event by themselves and didn't need certain results for qualification? 0/8, was happy for Spaniards but this hate is unnecessary
2021-10-09 23:17
2 replies
It's not really hate towards faze, it's a little of hate towards the delusional fans
2021-10-09 23:32
1 reply
#46
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Turkey TheKaiser
Every team has delusional fans and FaZe definitely isn't at the top of the list when it comes to the amount of delusional fans imo.
2021-10-09 23:46
ez
2021-10-09 23:25
every team had dependencies on all other teams einstein
2021-10-10 09:47
#13
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Poland xMBTx
eZaF qual!!!!
2021-10-09 23:13
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:11
#3
zet | 
Sweden kzsca
ok
2021-10-09 23:11
#4
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United States BGS
LETS GO FAZE! TY G2.
2021-10-09 23:12
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:12
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:12
#7
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United States Abujihad
#FazeUp
2021-10-09 23:12
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:13
#11
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Slovenia SLOV3N1C
EZ4ENCE LETS GOOOOOOO :D
2021-10-09 23:13
1 reply
#52
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Czech Republic BlastTM
+1 :D
2021-10-09 23:53
#12
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Czech Republic AztecCSGO
SO EZ4ENCE BOIS :D
2021-10-09 23:13
is this because we are from bulgaria
2021-10-09 23:13
2 replies
Flag doesn’t check out
2021-10-09 23:19
1 reply
Look at ibrahimovic
2021-10-09 23:49
#16
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North America RapidWater
Fiend should have won
2021-10-09 23:14
BROKY STICKERS <3
2021-10-09 23:14
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:15
#21
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Finland 5way
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:15
nice! GJ ENCE
2021-10-09 23:15
Thank you Ence, give vitality legends after rough day !
2021-10-09 23:17
#25
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Brazil Vicmar
It would be funny if faze knock g2 out of the major.
2021-10-09 23:18
1 reply
#44
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India shavar2099
XD
2021-10-09 23:37
#26
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Argentina ReacC
No dev1ce vs Astralis :C
2021-10-09 23:19
FaZeUP
2021-10-09 23:19
#29
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Poland paputekk
LESS GOOO
2021-10-09 23:19
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-09 23:20
In faze I belive
2021-10-09 23:25
#34
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Hong Kong Shazil
wow
2021-10-09 23:26
LET'S GO FAZE
2021-10-09 23:28
OG fans happy for ENCE :DDDD
2021-10-09 23:29
Here's hoping that faze won't lose another important match in the major against a t3 team....
2021-10-09 23:34
#41
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United Kingdom novaseer
nip-astralis showdown denied again sadge
2021-10-09 23:34
NiKo carrying FaZe as usual
2021-10-09 23:35
Polish power
2021-10-09 23:48
Weird how when astralis had a much harder time just the other day winning the title was "breezed past" but when astralis get absolutely torn apart the title is "sweeped"
2021-10-09 23:50
5 replies
Proper term here would have been blown out of the water
2021-10-09 23:51
3 replies
Demolished or torn apart.
2021-10-10 00:01
1 reply
ence fak))) astralis to reach ze iem final
2021-10-10 00:27
#87
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United Kingdom novaseer
or they could pull out the "mauled" again like when ast 32-2'd faze
2021-10-10 11:05
+1
2021-10-10 01:06
Astralis got beaten badly, never seen anything like it before!?
2021-10-09 23:50
13 replies
Against an awful team too... ;x
2021-10-10 00:42
12 replies
"awful" Ence could be world top 1 for 3 months straight beating tier 1 teams on regular basis and people'd still call them an awful tier 2 team
2021-10-10 01:02
11 replies
Huh certainly not a top 1. Navi showed them where is there real place
2021-10-10 06:09
10 replies
ok so second place for 3 months straight
2021-10-10 11:06
9 replies
They won't though. Major will put them to their place. Overperforming a bit is different from being the top dog. Your " top 1 for three monthes " lost to HAVU, Dignitas and entropiq in a row not two monthes away from now lmao.
2021-10-10 13:03
8 replies
sure cry more because g2 lost
2021-10-10 13:04
2 replies
Why are you talking to me about G2 dumbass ? I couldn't care less about this joke of a team. This isn't a french team the same way ENCE isn't a finnish team with one finn player, but you are fanboying them so much I doubt you can understand it... There just isn't any top finn team now, isn't 2019 anymore, deal with it :D
2021-10-10 13:10
1 reply
i love how you think I'm attracted to aleksib
2021-10-10 13:11
stay mad g2 fan
2021-10-10 13:07
4 replies
retarded finns swarming HLTV.com because there is one team with one finn player that just had two good results in a row Your life must be interesting :p
2021-10-10 13:11
3 replies
cry more 😂
2021-10-10 13:13
2 replies
Why would I ? I'm not the one living in a country with less gross domestic product than Bangladesh or Pakistan. Now go drink some vodka to forget, tier 3 worlder ;p
2021-10-10 13:17
1 reply
Winland OWNS Lrance
2021-10-10 13:18
rip Astralis.
2021-10-10 00:07
NiKo still carrying faze in 2021
2021-10-10 00:22
Astralis which was supposed to be "back" according to some, losing to this joke team of no namers... You've got to be effing kidding me , what a travesty
2021-10-10 00:42
4 replies
g2 lost too. cry more
2021-10-10 01:03
3 replies
hades is that you ? Don't be mad because I called this trash team a trash team homie!
2021-10-10 13:00
2 replies
#62 Ence will be top 10 tomorrow lmao but the insults wont stop
2021-10-10 13:01
1 reply
I don't care if they are top 10, still a major underperformance from Astralis. Btw being top 10 doesn't mean shit, especially in this era. This HLTV ranking gs way too much importance to recent results. That's how we got the absurdity of EG being 1st in the world for like two weeks at some point. Come back at me when they have cemented their top 10 spot for like 4 monthes and then we'll start to talk.
2021-10-10 13:06
At least they are still in the major((
2021-10-10 00:53
Solid performance by Astralis, i wonder whar roster they gonna play Major, this one dont have fire-power
2021-10-10 01:03
#67
hades | 
Poland j4k4r
Im polish scene expert imgur.com/a/eMHqUcG
2021-10-10 01:11
ez for paavo
2021-10-10 01:39
#70
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Germany Surcal___
Pog
2021-10-10 02:20
They do not deserve the spot! Copenhagen flames deserves much more.
2021-10-10 02:33
#72
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Brazil parrud0www
Ence can only play majors, after that, they are losers
2021-10-10 02:48
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-10 02:55
About time Hades started helping Dycha on nuke with agro plays, also great ancient by him, some of his well timed flanks got them round wins. Same goes for Spinx, finally he has helped in gettin openings and got some nice transfers also. It looks like when those 2 clicks, Ence is competive on highest lvl.
2021-10-10 07:34
Niko carrying FaZe again KEKW
2021-10-10 08:10
Clean ggwp
2021-10-10 09:41
ENCE so strong wtf. Congrats to Faze!
2021-10-10 12:42
#102
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Poland SebL
Man ENCE is looking insane, Idk. want to call it to soon but it seems like they are back to Tier 1. If they play like they played here in the final it should be easy for them. I don't think this Astralis roster has enough firepower to comeback to TOP 5, I really don't feel like it, they look totally outaimed by ENCE here. Good to see FaZe make the Major, but they really need to put in a lot of work before it to make it deep, they looked sort of unprepared at IEM tbh. They have a lot of work to do, but good that they advanced. G2 is becoming new NiKosports, but this time he has huNter- to help him sometimes, changes after the Major are 100% sure imo., this just isn't working. GGs!
2021-10-10 21:09
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