Vitality dismantle Astralis to secure upper semis at BLAST

The Frenchmen were unfazed by a very uninspiring Danish performance.

Vitality have claimed their first win at BLAST Premier World Finals after taking down Astralis 2-0. Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's boys opened up the series with a statement win on Nuke 16-4 before closing the series on Mirage 16-6.

The winners will face G2 and an on-fire Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač in the next round of play to secure a spot in the upper bracket final. Meanwhile, Astralis will fight NIP in the lower bracket for tournament survival on Thursday.

misutaaa dominated Astralis on the CT side of Nuke

Vitality executed a near-flawless CT side on Nuke as the combination of Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut outside and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier on ramp completely shut down Astralis. misutaaa accumulated 20 frags in the first half of play, denying the Danes any chance to gain traction on the offense while powering his team to a 12-3 lead at halftime.

The struggles were not over for Astralis as a failure to claim the second pistol only made things worse for them. Vitality comfortably closed the second half 16-4, only conceding one round to a great A site hold from Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald.

The Frenchmen were not any kinder to Astralis on Mirage. Vitality claimed the opening pistol and began to cruise through the half, only conceding rounds to heroic plays from Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke.

This time, it was Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon's time to shine alongside ZywOo as the pair helped Vitality comfortably claim the first half 10-5. It was more of the same in the second half as a demoralized Astralis failed to make a dent in the French defense, claiming just one round on the T side before conceding the map 6-16 and the series 0-2.

Matchpage
2
0
15th December 2021
16
Nuke
4
16
Mirage
6
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 13 +39 124.0 2.08
35 - 22 +13 91.1 1.43
33 - 24 +9 78.5 1.28
28 - 22 +6 79.0 1.15
28 - 21 +7 67.3 1.12
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 33 -7 78.6 0.90
25 - 35 -10 66.4 0.82
19 - 36 -17 67.4 0.68
21 - 35 -14 48.1 0.63
11 - 37 -26 32.1 0.31
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
366
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
397
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
928
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1947
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1911
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Godwoo
2021-12-15 19:29
13 replies
#28
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Brazil NotJuan
top1 player in the world zywoo dominating as always
2021-12-15 19:44
12 replies
+1
2021-12-15 21:57
10 replies
have some shame and delete ur acc
2021-12-15 22:32
9 replies
Have some respect hater
2021-12-16 06:47
flair
2021-12-16 14:11
7 replies
NAME
2021-12-16 14:16
6 replies
Still Pronax has more majors lol
2021-12-16 15:38
5 replies
even bit has more earnings than ''pronax'' pipe down
2021-12-16 15:59
4 replies
lol with this sentence you've confirmed that you're a newbie
2021-12-16 17:28
3 replies
ok oldfag
2021-12-16 17:28
2 replies
2021-06-3 signed up omegaLUL
2021-12-16 22:18
1 reply
you know the reason why..
2021-12-16 22:25
How #1, it's one game brother, not the whole year. If you mean #1 from last year sure.
2021-12-16 13:10
#2
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France Tornation
too easy
2021-12-15 19:29
ez zywootality
2021-12-15 19:30
glaive god
2021-12-15 19:30
1 reply
#66
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South Africa Ston3Cold
OMEGALUL!
2021-12-15 22:28
#5
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Norway jatakk
wp
2021-12-15 19:30
Kick this crap glaive
2021-12-15 19:31
Absolutely stomped
2021-12-15 19:31
So ez for ZywOo or to phrase it differently: "this guy is on an other level!"
2021-12-15 19:31
#9
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Canada SparklMastr
h
2021-12-15 19:31
Team vitality ripping the team instead of replace kyojini with amanek or jackz is one of the biggest mistakes ever in cs This happen and a lol CEO come to cs, just divas who want random rosters
2021-12-15 19:32
9 replies
#16
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United States Teegrumpee
very very mad astralis fan
2021-12-15 19:35
3 replies
Wtf i talking about how sign ex astralis core is a shit idea
2021-12-15 20:01
1 reply
#59
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United States Teegrumpee
fair enough
2021-12-15 21:17
+1
2021-12-16 01:50
Very true but what do you expect from a low iq CEO ?
2021-12-15 19:47
1 reply
He is trying his best to get everyone he can for free.
2021-12-15 19:50
#32
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Argentina nymeros
Vitality is aiming to defeat navi, anyone can beat this astralis
2021-12-15 19:48
1 reply
New vitality will fucking sucks
2021-12-15 20:00
#70
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Spain N0Love
Or even bring back rpk who honestly wasnt even playing bad when he got replaced and was a perfect fit in T-side support / CT anchor role
2021-12-16 00:05
EZ for XI WU
2021-12-15 19:32
52-13 lmao, good night Astralis.
2021-12-15 19:32
I am afraid Astralis is a dead team
2021-12-15 19:32
zywoo 13 death i didn t even notice when watching the game
2021-12-15 19:35
Too many red bulls boys
2021-12-15 19:35
zywho to good
2021-12-15 19:36
5 min win
2021-12-15 19:37
52:13, wow
2021-12-15 19:38
Shakespeare was right about Denkmar
2021-12-15 19:38
1 reply
ahaha
2021-12-15 19:39
Astralis need awper lul ez 4 Zywoo
2021-12-15 19:38
dEaD tEaM kekw
2021-12-15 19:39
GOATwoo
2021-12-15 19:40
52-13 good night Danes
2021-12-15 19:41
IN HIS CURRENT FORM ZYWOO IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD
2021-12-15 19:43
2.08 in a bo3, its pretty rare for sure I guess only simple already did it
2021-12-15 19:45
9 replies
I have never seen +39 in fucking 2 maps
2021-12-15 20:48
1 reply
True that!!! this is absolute dominance
2021-12-16 09:14
#71
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Spain N0Love
Jesus he really did them dirty
2021-12-16 00:07
Flamie vs qbf did it
2021-12-16 03:13
3 replies
Yes thank you! hltv.org/matches/2318626/natus-vincere-v.. Was wondering if it already happened, nice find dude 👍👍👍 Was it this map with the best half ever witnessed by flamie on mirage ?
2021-12-16 08:14
2 replies
It seems yes, just like you said, pretty rare to do 2.0+ rating
2021-12-16 09:00
1 reply
I checked the mirage 32 - 6 by flamie on a single half For god sake! 😂
2021-12-16 10:19
Against Astralis? S1mple has no 2+ rating against them.
2021-12-16 06:49
1 reply
2018 Astralis > 2021 Astralis
2021-12-16 08:52
Can Astralis management or gla1ve explain why is he primarly awp instead of Lucky,whom they pick for this position? Why you get rid of Magisk and dupreeh and keep gla1ve xyp9x why not to try new players from academy?I agree with free agents like blameF and k0nfig both young and very good star players,but srsly i don`t understand what gla1ve is doing as main awp Lucky as rifler? How you are supposed to win tournaments and keep being tier1 team with your igl being awper and good awper has 0 chance to show off,or have a chance to do it,instead he must adapt to be a riffler ?
2021-12-15 19:45
2 replies
#72
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Spain N0Love
Because Astralis management has been a fucking joke for years and a PR bullshit machine who constantly feeds lies to the public to keep their shareholders happy since it's a public trading company. Lets look at some examples: 'lucky is gonna be our long time awper' 'Gla1ve didnt took the AWP It was an agreed matter by everyone specially by Lucky' 'Bubzki, snappi, es3tag and Jugi are gonna be a part of our 10 men roster and defenitively not cheap replacements for our burnt out players who are pretty much on strike' 'We dont favour Blast tournaments because there's defenitively not a conflict of interest of Astralis management and Blast's being the same'... And so on
2021-12-16 00:14
1 reply
cool,thanks for info
2021-12-16 08:39
VItality beast form right now. Lovely
2021-12-15 19:48
52-13 lmao what kind of rape is that haha
2021-12-15 19:50
#36
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Mexico Brostop
Astralis ain't gonna beat Liquid at this state
2021-12-15 19:52
#37
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France niouke
#stomp
2021-12-15 19:54
zywoo readed nexa s interview and decided to show hes wrong
2021-12-15 19:54
#39
JK | 
Asia flipflop
zywoo 13 deaths gla1ve 11 kills
2021-12-15 19:58
#40
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United States Rayduh
MADWOO
2021-12-15 19:58
Astralis kinda dead with xyp0x and gla1ve on awp Obviously they need some awp and get rid of xyp0x
2021-12-15 19:59
52-13. WOW
2021-12-15 19:59
w t f
2021-12-15 19:59
Why would they create a new roster when its going so great. Will be hard for the new one to top this 😅
2021-12-15 20:03
1 reply
Because they aim higher and have bigger expectations than you have for them. Because in the next tournament had they been beaten up by Navi or G2, you'd post "disband" or something of the sort. Edit. JK, I get that you are joking.
2021-12-15 20:17
#47
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Portugal dracø
52 - 13 :X intense
2021-12-15 20:07
#48
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Brazil Gunzel
52-13 omagad
2021-12-15 20:07
#49
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Latvia sonofdog
124 ADR is insane
2021-12-15 20:09
That actually hurt to watch - keep grinding <3
2021-12-15 20:18
Apex got a plus score. The world is about to end.
2021-12-15 20:18
#53
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Brazil diixon
52-13 good night danes LMAO
2021-12-15 20:19
When even kyojin is posting a 1.1+ rating, you know something's gone terribly wrong with the other team
2021-12-15 20:20
1 reply
#67
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South Africa Ston3Cold
LOL, true that. Can't believe Vitality want to change this team, granted they played against a fairly new Astralis roster. Oh well, one last ride with this Vitality roster will be good :)
2021-12-15 22:30
#56
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Russia mshkoda
0.31
2021-12-15 20:49
ZyGOD
2021-12-15 20:57
#60
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Poland sosiad
13 deaths WTF
2021-12-15 21:24
Kick Lucky and BaitF pls
2021-12-15 21:34
Jesus Christ, Zywoo had quite a warmup game
2021-12-15 21:42
Astralis 21 rounds in 4maps after they cudnt use crowd cheat, free konfig pls
2021-12-15 21:52
#65
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Germany JonnyEGood
this Astralis lineup is already done guys, it was dumb to resign Xyp for so long and with glaive fragging under 10 it is already half the firepower of any other t1 team, maybe they improve if they get a real awper after christmas break but its not working like that.
2021-12-15 22:25
Dysmantle is a good game on steam, get it!
2021-12-15 23:46
Not bad performance from zywoo but still far from his record 52 kills in 1 map
2021-12-16 00:30
Zywoo smurfing.
2021-12-16 01:01
#75
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Chile 1cristiaan
zywooooooooooooooo
2021-12-16 01:04
#76
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United States BigDudley
Complexity k0nfig - blamef > astralis k0nfig - blamef… I think xyp and gla1ve peeked with the old roster. This Looks great on paper though
2021-12-16 01:45
#78
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Indonesia FinZzz
2.08 rating wtf
2021-12-16 02:00
zywoo playing without pressure = disgusting
2021-12-16 02:06
Makes you think what if they did -Lucky +Bubzkji? If Gla1ve is gonna be AWPing anyways might as well get a second entry fragger rather than another baiter.
2021-12-16 02:12
52/13 omg zywoo
2021-12-16 02:29
lmao, zywoo farming stat now
2021-12-16 03:03
2.08 wow
2021-12-16 04:31
Ouch. Zywoo. Touching PPL like this is criminal. As for Astralis. Haha... KeK.
2021-12-16 07:40
52 - 13 +39 124.0 2.08 Was Zywoo smurfing on MM?
2021-12-16 10:58
2 replies
You could also see him play farmingville on his iPhone when he died the 13 times.
2021-12-16 10:59
1 reply
lul
2021-12-16 13:35
#96
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Argentina Tegu619
Astralis = I only win with danish crowd
2021-12-16 13:04
2 replies
they won 4 majors without
2021-12-16 22:19
1 reply
i was talking about the new astralis
2021-12-16 23:51
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