Liquid beat Astralis for the first time in two and a half years after domination on Nuke

The Danes go home, unable to bring out the form they had shown in their debut at BLAST Premier Fall Final.

Astralis have been eliminated from IEM Winter 2021 after their 0-2 defeat against Liquid. The Danish squad found themselves in the lower bracket after a tough opening game against NIP and stole their only victory at the event from MOUZ. Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's squad set up a roadblock on their opponents' map pick of Nuke 16-1 before completing the clean sweep on Mirage 16-10.

Liquid will advance to the lower bracket finals of Group A and will face the winner of NIP vs OG for the last chance to claim a spot in the playoffs.

FalleN ended the series with a respectable 1.41 rating

The B stream saw Liquid take on Astralis to stay alive in the lower bracket of Group A. Starting on the CT side of Nuke, the North Americans set up their barricades over the powerplant to deny the Danish offense any sort of success in an incredibly dominant 14-1 half. FalleN proved crucial for his team's fortunes on the defense, dropping 16 frags before halftime and finding impact in retake situations. Liquid did not lift their foot off the gas pedal, winning the second pistol round before swiftly taking the map 16-1 as the whole team was functioning to near perfection.

Moving into Mirage we were treated to a back-and-forth 8-7 half in favor of the North Americans as neither team was able to create a significant advantage. Astralis conceded the anti eco after their pistol round win, setting the scene for a brittle CT side despite Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's admirable performance.

The Danes got off to a better start on the second half, but as soon as Liquid brought out the rifles, Astralis were unable to maintain the pressure on the T side. Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski and co. strung together eight rounds in a row on the defense on their way to close the map 16-10 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
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3rd December 2021
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Nuke
16
10
Mirage
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 36 0 91.1 1.09
27 - 37 -10 67.5 0.86
22 - 31 -9 57.3 0.83
21 - 35 -14 61.3 0.78
19 - 34 -15 59.0 0.62
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 18 +18 77.3 1.41
38 - 26 +12 95.5 1.39
34 - 28 +6 86.5 1.22
35 - 26 +9 77.9 1.21
30 - 27 +3 81.7 1.20
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1524
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
758
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
#1
OK | 
Brazil okemas
ok
2021-12-03 18:55
7 replies
obviously too ez for FalleN
2021-12-03 18:55
6 replies
miss 8 shots hit 2 yes too ez
2021-12-03 19:09
5 replies
looool imagine how bad astralis are that the awper can miss the first 8 and still manage 1.41 rating xDD
2021-12-03 19:16
#55
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Brazil rauni90001
NT, Fallen hit more shots than ur entire scene together.
2021-12-03 19:42
1 reply
johnny sins?
2021-12-04 03:09
#60
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Brazil ImReverx
16:1 ez
2021-12-03 19:47
1 reply
Yeah, after 2 and A HALF years! Yeah, so easy man, only took about 120+ weeks for that to happen. Regardless fallen play good today, wp to FalleN.
2021-12-04 02:17
first ez fallen
2021-12-03 18:55
4 replies
2021-12-03 18:57
2 replies
#79
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Brazil _FaZeUP
disband
2021-12-03 20:27
1 reply
kid sucks gringo egg
2021-12-04 00:39
#62
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United States Rayduh
Let’s gooo
2021-12-03 19:49
#3
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Portugal tigascoelho
first win wow
2021-12-03 18:55
1 reply
#67
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Brazil Brades
just Hltv being unbiased (impartial) hiding astralis humiliation...
2021-12-03 19:52
Les go they beat the curse
2021-12-03 18:55
TwoFaced
2021-12-03 18:55
that was brutal :o
2021-12-03 18:55
#9
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France MARTINIQUE
KKKKKK
2021-12-03 18:55
different cores btw but nice victory
2021-12-03 18:55
2 replies
#87
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United States Teegrumpee
"Liquid" beat "Astralis" it says it right there
2021-12-03 21:20
1 reply
Yes and in org there are no players
2021-12-03 21:51
PRESENTE
2021-12-03 18:55
1 reply
#63
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United States Rayduh
Last ride into the sunset
2021-12-03 19:49
Fallen had lunch danes , omg
2021-12-03 18:56
#13
NAF | 
Asia aref81
nice title
2021-12-03 18:57
lmfao that title
2021-12-03 18:57
Idk what just happened but GG Liquid
2021-12-03 18:57
ez
2021-12-03 18:57
xd
2021-12-03 18:57
grim bestest
2021-12-03 18:57
LETS GO LIQUID The first time EVER Liquid has beat Astralis 2-0 in a Bo3
2021-12-03 19:07
#21
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United Kingdom Par4dox11
PRESENTE
2021-12-03 18:58
Honeymoon already over for Astralis
2021-12-03 18:58
That was terrible by Astralis. EZ for Liquid
2021-12-03 18:59
The downfall of Astralis 🤔
2021-12-03 18:59
Denmark cant win without advantage of some sort.
2021-12-03 18:59
#26
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China CantBanMe
i called it , i had a vision yesterday~
2021-12-03 19:00
Okay, I finally, not that anyone would know or care, got all of yesterdays highlights up youtube.com/watch?v=B3SJxVqdlPE
2021-12-03 19:01
PRESENTE PROFESSOR
2021-12-03 19:03
Ez for Liquid. PRESENTE!
2021-12-03 19:03
hf with 4 more years with bot xyp9x another dead team with zero T Side
2021-12-03 19:03
1 reply
wtf are you talking about, he can clutch and win rounds by himself. /s
2021-12-03 22:04
Honeymoon period over boys
2021-12-03 19:03
#32
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Brazil Anarchybr
Very eZ
2021-12-03 19:04
FINALLY LESGOOO
2021-12-03 19:04
#34
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United Kingdom b00ka
wow 2.5 years?!
2021-12-03 19:04
HAHAHHAHA Liquid deadteam and NOW THEY BEAT ASTRALIS.
2021-12-03 19:07
#36
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Brazil De_sperado
Wow, nice
2021-12-03 19:08
What is this stupid ass title lol. It wasn’t like for the last 2 years liquid and astralis was still at their finest, going at each other competing for #1. In fact they’ve barely met due to online restriction
2021-12-03 19:12
3 replies
#45
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Finland Teukkasd
KEKW NA got lucky
2021-12-03 19:15
2 replies
#116
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Japan PKcrash
lucky? delusional finish brain back at it again I see
2021-12-04 04:22
1 reply
#120
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Finland Teukkasd
flair checks out NT
2021-12-04 16:12
sadge, hopefully astralis sort out their T side
2021-12-03 19:12
PRESENTE PROFESSOR
2021-12-03 19:12
#41
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Russia mshkoda
Astralis just building bit 16-1 it is lmao ofc
2021-12-03 19:13
1 reply
Feels like their main issues have to do with the mentality. If it's already gotten into their heads it's game over sadly.
2021-12-04 00:13
Fallen as an IGL and AWPer is great. Hope that he continues in TL.
2021-12-03 19:15
1 reply
#119
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Brazil Ram1to
Will not
2021-12-04 15:05
PRESENTE
2021-12-03 19:15
PRESENTE
2021-12-03 19:15
Astralis tier2 atm
2021-12-03 19:19
according to this title, NA era is coming
2021-12-03 19:19
LETS GO LIQUID
2021-12-03 19:20
#50
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Norway hemy
ITS BECAUSE MY MOM THANKS
2021-12-03 19:21
PRESENTE PROFESSOR
2021-12-03 19:23
NA is back?
2021-12-03 19:27
woah what happened here i thought this was a dead team and Astralis with a resurgence waddafak
2021-12-03 19:31
Lol rekt most boring team ever azzztralizzz
2021-12-03 19:41
#56
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Brazil rauni90001
Gla1ve being reminded that he's no match against Fallen, LMAO.
2021-12-03 19:43
coL slain by dead team *yikes*
2021-12-03 19:43
ASTRALUL
2021-12-03 19:46
Hltv is kinda delusional when it comes to stuff like this. While they are totally correct with the title of this thread, it’s pretty irrelevant given both teams situations right now
2021-12-03 19:47
fAllEn Is wAsHed uP
2021-12-03 19:48
#64
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United States Rayduh
2.5 years of brutal waiting for this moment Sad it wasn’t their golden 5 but I’ll take it
2021-12-03 19:50
#65
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
someone, when was the last time liquid beat astralis?
2021-12-03 19:50
2 replies
June 2019 i think
2021-12-03 19:59
#74
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Finland HARD4ENCE
EPL season 9 finals, at quarterfinals, and it was a close game as hell. Took for EliGE to have a life game to take them across the line.
2021-12-03 20:07
Astralis fans malding
2021-12-03 19:52
Thanks Fallen for teaching Liquid bois how to do it.
2021-12-03 19:53
2 replies
+1 This is what happens when Liquid let Fallen do his own thing and not disagree n be egoistic
2021-12-03 20:28
1 reply
+1
2021-12-03 23:07
nice
2021-12-03 19:55
Didn't think I'd see this day again :D Unfortunate times for Danish CS :( Hope the players and the teams come back stronger.
2021-12-03 20:00
#72
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Finland HARD4ENCE
All it took was for Astralis to change lineup, yep...
2021-12-03 20:03
#73
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Happy fallen > angry fallen
2021-12-03 20:05
4 T Rounds in 2 maps, need to sort that ASAP before Global Finals or else they are going out last place.
2021-12-03 20:16
#77
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North America Straf3R
wow imagine not having a crowd yelling "shoot" in danish everytime you see someone through smoke
2021-12-03 20:20
#78
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Canada AyyyJayyy
PERFECT TIMING! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-12-03 20:21
honey moon period is over Sadge
2021-12-03 20:37
#82
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Latvia sonofdog
Wtf is this?
2021-12-03 20:46
#83
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Germany mainak90
And mouz lost to this. Cant imagine exactly how bad they are now. Don't believe they beat nxt in pracss anymore.
2021-12-03 20:46
1 reply
It will be worse once they lose ropz
2021-12-04 04:11
LAST DANCE
2021-12-03 20:52
A lot more than respectable!
2021-12-03 20:57
lol Astralis without crowd
2021-12-03 20:58
TALK ABOUT HIM
2021-12-03 21:22
That's embarassing
2021-12-03 21:33
A team that has nothing to lose is always scary
2021-12-03 21:47
3 replies
+1 Liquid fix: -disband +friendship
2021-12-03 22:10
2 replies
true, fu stewie haters, never understand them
2021-12-03 22:23
1 reply
Agreed, stewie haters are braindead. Sure he might tilt but thats mostly elige. In general stewie brings good energy and clearly he adds value to teams, he's the only NA player with both a major and a grand slam. Also he plays for the team, even in bad roles.
2021-12-03 22:29
#92
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United States GiantDays
Lets go?
2021-12-03 22:00
Astralis gotta put into the work if they wanna win games.
2021-12-03 22:25
Astralis lol
2021-12-03 22:28
#101
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Brazil isbetter
Oh my, imagine losing to a dead team.. and taking a 16x1 on your best map against a dead team
2021-12-03 22:51
PRESENTE. As always, FalleN beating Astralis XD
2021-12-03 23:03
#104
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Russia ToughGuy
Dead rosters should be banned
2021-12-03 23:12
"Best IGL" glaive and bot minister back at it again... What were they thinking giving a 26 y. o. dude the bag?
2021-12-03 23:46
Dead teams
2021-12-04 00:02
lol
2021-12-04 01:35
gg
2021-12-04 02:19
#112
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Asia Normalism
easy fucking game
2021-12-04 02:41
NA comeback lets go!
2021-12-04 03:15
#117
Xyp9x | 
Indonesia he_J
wtf
2021-12-04 04:36
-glaive -xypex -lucky +jks +coldzero +poison
2021-12-04 08:05
-fallen LOL
2021-12-04 18:21
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