Photos: Royal Arena lights up for Astralis

Natus Vincere, Vitality, and Heroic took to the stage for the first time on the second day in the Royal Arena.

Saturday in the Royal Arena narrowed down the remaining pool of teams in Denmark to three as Liquid and Heroic were sent packing, the latter after falling in a Danish derby to Astralis.

Our photographer Radosław "⁠MAKKU⁠" Makuch was on hand to grab stills of the action, including the debut of lineups on stage for the first time, and Astralis walking out to a lit up crowd for their match against their countrymen.

Check out the complete gallery from day two in the Royal Arena here.

Poland Radosław 'MAKKU' Makuch
Radosław 'MAKKU' Makuch
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2021-11-27 23:41
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CIS youWrong
cadian good
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United Kingdom harrypog
2021-11-27 23:42
what is v0lde doing here
2021-11-27 23:42
5 replies
2021-11-27 23:44
United Kingdom ulan
he was mvp of the event
2021-11-28 00:19
He collected his MVP award from flashpoint 2
2021-11-28 02:47
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Netherlands SpiceNut
2021-11-28 06:54
South Africa ZNDC
2021-11-28 09:13
Finland pokka
why are there so many children there? I thought the event would be +18 since the game is too
2021-11-27 23:43
12 replies
CS is genuinely a cultural thing in denmark, like they have classes for it now
2021-11-28 00:02
8 replies
Australia CaZeR01
Wtf time to move to denmark
2021-11-28 00:11
7 replies
Denmark dondane
We have entire schools with e-sport programs
2021-11-28 01:59
6 replies
wow only if US was like that lulquid would be major winners
2021-11-28 05:56
Genuely speaking Danish players have better postures than regular players. Do schools teach also this? I mean it is a great and necessary thing.
2021-11-28 07:20
4 replies
2021-11-28 08:22
Never seen teses?
2021-11-28 08:25
1 reply
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United Kingdom badar94
bubzkji modCheck
2021-11-28 11:54
France kennySsSsS
these events are 18+?
2021-11-28 06:03
2 replies
I think some areas in previous events were 16+
2021-11-28 08:26
If you go with your parents it’s totally fine, they just have to give their permission
2021-11-28 10:40
Astralis vs NAVI... WE NEED IT
2021-11-27 23:43
Algeria SilverQuick
Poor cadiaN all that hype, screams and energy for nothing he needs to chill sometimes after winning only a round.
2021-11-27 23:43
12 replies
only Apex has the right to mald or celebrate after each round , everyone else look like a clown doing it .
2021-11-28 00:03
7 replies
True Apex is all natural it's understandable he doesn't even fake it lol
2021-11-28 00:34
6 replies
He looks less complicit with HUNDEN’s shenanigans when he does it tho
2021-11-28 08:32
1 reply
For real.
2021-11-28 16:12
Fr he can shout his ass off whilst celebrating and 2mins later malds big time
2021-11-28 08:33
3 replies
I'm going to miss Apex when re retires man dude's a real one brings a lot to the game with his attitude seeing him malding makes me relax sometimes and think about myself when I sometimes do mald in-game I say I'm ten times chill and relaxed than he is dude's a complete phenomenon takes the game to the heart cadiaN does it too, but Apex is unique it makes you laugh hard.
2021-11-28 16:11
2 replies
Well he's playing with heart but he's toxic teammate
2021-11-28 17:18
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I wouldn't say toxic, but he goes hard on his mates since he's IGL he gives them hype and confidence too.
2021-11-28 19:14
ComeDIAN finally went home
2021-11-28 05:20
1 reply
Yup schooled by the Stars.
2021-11-28 16:22
Yep he starts screaming unnaturally winning a pistol round lol
2021-11-28 08:27
1 reply
He is mysterious like chill the fk out bro it's only a round and the gaming is only starting lmao
2021-11-28 16:12
Spain Nepomu
Makku is goated
2021-11-27 23:44
why do valde and jks just carry their medals around is it specifically for these photoshoots
2021-11-27 23:48
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They got them now w/ a photo bc they met with HLTV offline during the event. Valde probably wasnt in attendance for the major when a lot of players got their physical medals for online play
2021-11-28 00:01
4th pick: average heroic enjoyer
2021-11-27 23:48
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Finland Nollegee
Those little fellas look like 5 years old.
2021-11-28 01:34
beautiful pictures
2021-11-27 23:51
Lmao valde's face
2021-11-27 23:52
Bruh i forgot flashpoint 2 even happened 😭
2021-11-28 00:00
8 replies
i got great many reasons to remember it! first final for OG squad and i actually predicted VP vs OG in the finals before though winner wasnt the same. MIBR was still fielding in that KNG roster that surprised everyone in the event prior , they finished 4th iirc behind BIG. Yekindar promised to get his mom a car with the prize money if he won!
2021-11-28 00:05
7 replies
Ah would definitely remember it more fondly if OG had managed to win it, remember being so disappointed afterwards.
2021-11-28 00:08
4 replies
yea i actually was rooting for them too in the event and was kinda hoping they clinch it but VP too stronk. man i miss that old OG , if only LANs were near when that squad was formed.
2021-11-28 00:10
3 replies
Genuinely the worst time to make a team in retrospect. CoL and OG completely fucked over by Covid for sure
2021-11-28 00:13
2 replies
yes sir!
2021-11-28 00:14
Slovakia Daev0n
2021-11-28 11:37
It was OG's second finals, first one was IEM New York 2020.
2021-11-28 08:37
1 reply
Oh yea, you aren't wrong. I thought that final happened after this one actually!
2021-11-28 10:09
Germany Stan1k
Give this amazing company a Major!
2021-11-28 00:06
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Australia Downtxme
2021-11-28 10:24
Europe S0me_dude
Valde is so sad :(
2021-11-28 00:20
Tomorrow those lights will be dimmed a little bit lol
2021-11-28 00:23
Pog arena, Pog production. Blast ftw.
2021-11-28 00:25
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United States NABOT
Bot arena, Bot production. Blast ftl.
2021-11-28 05:24
1 reply
Flag checks out.
2021-11-28 05:43
Dude you make me so angry By any chance you live near Miami /Orlando?
2021-11-28 10:03
3 replies
Why do I make you angry? And not really I live on the coast of NC.
2021-11-28 11:26
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United States NABOT
2021-11-28 20:05
1 reply
y u bully me
2021-11-28 21:27
Is this a major final ???
2021-11-28 00:51
1 reply
No a third party tournament organized by blast
2021-11-28 06:47
valde mvp let's gooooo
2021-11-28 01:45
why tf is the flashpoint 2 mvp medal here did they just not take it the entire time?
2021-11-28 01:58
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Finland Khroni
Couldn't give it because FP was online and the first LAN was the Major which OG threw away so they weren't there to collect it then either
2021-11-28 07:57
2 replies
Fly all the way to a LAN you didn't qualify for just to take a picture with an MVP medal for a tournament you lost 😭
2021-11-28 18:36
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Finland Khroni
Ikr imagine having the audacity to fly from Copenhagen DK all the way to Copenhagen DK just for a medal wtf
2021-11-28 19:15
i respect the crowd and the whole stage/lighting setup well done
2021-11-28 02:55
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Yeah imagine if this was the major
2021-11-28 10:19
Why hasnt Denmark gotten a Major yet, the competition, show and overall experience of Blast Copenhagen in Royal Arena, shows me why Denmark should and deserve and yearly major on Danish ground
2021-11-28 03:29
valde sex bomb
2021-11-28 08:07
valde looks very down :(
2021-11-28 08:13
Feel sad for Cadian!! He had shouted only for 1 map for half match time.
2021-11-28 08:29
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Beautiful <3
2021-11-28 09:58
That 4th pic the fook? I wanna go for 18+ majors where the whole crowd is drunk
2021-11-28 08:35
NaVi <3
2021-11-28 09:58
Kings👑 let’s go for win
2021-11-28 10:18
Finland AliSabid
Less go NAVI <3
2021-11-28 10:36
United States Rayduh
2021-11-28 11:37
Slovakia Daev0n
Blast or ELEAGUE should get a Major.
2021-11-28 11:41
Sweden Ticket2Win
GIVE THE MAJOR TO BLAST ALREADY, HOW CAN YOU BE THAT DUMB VALVE. Literally gold mine opportunity, yet you are still giving away major hosts to fucking PGL with hour delay every match, with semi professional organisation, they didn’t even have face cams in semi final. fucking joke, just give away csgo to riot, and stop embarrassing yourself
2021-11-28 12:16
Poland SebL
Man this production is out of this world, I really think BLAST deserves to host the Major. They're doing an incredibly good job, and it also seems like they're getting better with every event, it's really insane. The crowd when Astralis walked out was just insane. This event is really enjoyable.
2021-11-28 16:55
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