Spirit qualify for Legends Stage, Astralis sent to 2-2 pool

The Russians join G2 and Vitality as one of the teams that have made it out of the Challengers Stage.

Spirit become the first team from the 2-1 pool to secure their spot in the Legends Stage of the PGL Major Antwerp after having beaten Astralis in two maps, 16-12 on Overpass, and a dominant 16-6 on Ancient.

Astralis will be fighting for their Major lives after falling to Spirit as their record stands at 2-2 going into an all-or-nothing final day of the first stage.

Spirit sweep Astralis and claim a Legends stage spot

Astralis opened their spot-deciding series against Spirit with strong map control on Overpass, making it extremely difficult for the Russians to get onto site as Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's squad cruised to an early 6-1 lead. Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov and company started to find their footing by winning the next four out of five rounds against the Astralis defense in an impressive recovery late in the half.

The Danes closed out the opening period by managing to once again defend the bomb site well against Spirit's attacks behind Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's triple-kill in the 14th and a 1vs3 clutch and defuse from Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen in the 15th round.

The second half began with a dominant showing from Spirit, as the chopper-led squad completely shut down Astralis' T side efforts in the first eight rounds after the swapping of sides. gla1ve's men brought their tally up to 12 after two successful bomb explosions, however it would end up being merely a consolation as Spirit never let their foot off the gas in a remarkable 16-12 comeback win on their map pick.

degster's proficiency with the AWP was on full display in Overpass

Both Spirit and Astralis kicked off Ancient with six extremely competitive rounds, highlighted by an ace from Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke in the fifth and exceptional utility usage from the two sides. Spirit then started to string rounds together, including a successful 2vs4 retake from chopper and Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev, which allowed them to pull ahead of their Danish opponents and attain a 10-5 lead over Astralis at halftime.

Spirit delivered a nearly flawless T side performance coming out of the break as the Danes had practically no answer the firepower shown by Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov and the rest of his team, ultimately wrapping up Ancient 16-6 and the series, 2-0.

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 35 +6 89.6 1.20
29 - 38 -9 66.7 0.86
24 - 36 -12 45.6 0.67
16 - 40 -24 61.9 0.66
19 - 38 -19 47.6 0.61
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 22 +29 92.0 1.63
42 - 25 +17 84.0 1.38
39 - 32 +7 88.0 1.15
30 - 25 +5 68.2 1.06
24 - 26 -2 57.6 0.96
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1080
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1647
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1517
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
492
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
615
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
yo
2022-05-11 14:19
CIS BEST
2022-05-11 14:19
#4
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Serbia eliiiiii_
astralis spent more money on one player than spirit on their entire squad
2022-05-11 14:20
#5
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
sad
2022-05-11 14:20
Pickems so screwed
2022-05-11 14:20
less go spirit
2022-05-11 14:20
glaive and xyp9x cringe, retire pls
2022-05-11 14:20
3 replies
#42
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Agreed.
2022-05-11 15:04
xyp9x was so shit on ancient, losing litteraly every single duel
2022-05-11 17:25
#70
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Denmark MRFREAK
Xyp is only good on Nuke, but that's only because he has to hold ramp.
2022-05-11 18:34
#9
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Germany who|cars
POGGG letsgo
2022-05-11 14:20
#10
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Indonesia kalekael
unlucko
2022-05-11 14:21
Unlucky Astralis
2022-05-11 14:21
Letsgo bois
2022-05-11 14:21
KEKW SO BAD
2022-05-11 14:21
Wp spirit well deserved
2022-05-11 14:21
Damn Astralis Losing to Currently Tier 2 Team
2022-05-11 14:21
3 replies
Astralis tier2 aswell whats the point?
2022-05-11 14:27
2 replies
ok you have Xgod flair so I respect your opinion, wont say shit
2022-05-11 15:49
1 reply
+1 based hltv user
2022-05-11 16:15
astralis still in shock when they see Spirit infront of them
2022-05-11 14:21
1 reply
Dude glaive and xyp looked shell shocked they couldnt believe they had lost
2022-05-11 23:42
Looks like coach don't mean as much when he can't really talk outside of timeout or even scream "Nice!" or give high five between the rounds as people on HLTV forums thought, huh?
2022-05-11 14:23
EZ4SPIRIT astralis go home man. u guys makin my pickems so bad rn. go back to denmark and just get better. t5 team smh
2022-05-11 14:23
1 reply
imagine picking Astralis 3-0 lul
2022-05-11 18:20
#19
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Russia Whileyoung
I have never seen degster at interviews before. Damn, his english got so much better. Obviously, he still makes tons of mistakes in his speech but he has a flow.
2022-05-11 14:25
2 replies
preparing for international S tier
2022-05-11 14:28
#28
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Russia mshkoda
+1 was glad to see it
2022-05-11 14:30
glad dupreeh and magisk get away from this sinking ship now ASSTRALIS gonna go 2-3 ggwp also go BNE! BNE ! BNE!!!!
2022-05-11 14:25
1 reply
U know they will lose to ence right? It will be interesting to see who theyll go up against in the last match
2022-05-11 16:15
unconvincing run at RMR and the fact that they don't have a coach with them made me write them off from the major and i didnt even have a single thought that they are able to pass to the next stage. Congratulations!
2022-05-11 14:26
SPIRIT ARE BACK :D
2022-05-11 14:28
#27
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Russia mshkoda
To be honest after mir's departure i was doubted about this roster. Now I am so glad to see it. Tsar Leonid leader in good shape, degster beast, magixx consistent, patsi and siren two talented youngsters.
2022-05-11 14:30
congratz
2022-05-11 14:42
#34
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Denmark twinseN
Wp and gg spirit
2022-05-11 14:44
#35
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Poland lustro
i hate astralis..
2022-05-11 14:44
Asthrowlis 2-0 to 2-3
2022-05-11 14:52
Expected win by Spirit, expected Legends spot for pros! Pick'ems are saved! GG BB
2022-05-11 14:54
Astralis what a joke
2022-05-11 14:55
#39
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North America soduk_db
degster > oSee
2022-05-11 15:02
#40
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Pakistan LoOuU2
welp , that was disappointing
2022-05-11 15:02
In Abdul we trust
2022-05-11 15:02
1 reply
Good thing they finally changed their coach lmaoo
2022-05-11 15:04
LOL
2022-05-11 15:04
Spirit got their revenge from the last major and damn what a revenge that was.
2022-05-11 15:07
For someone known for their ingame awareness xyp should realize he should just quit :()
2022-05-11 15:16
5 replies
Why should he? He makes more money than he could ever do without cs.
2022-05-11 15:33
3 replies
+1
2022-05-11 15:45
Thing called pride?
2022-05-11 17:37
1 reply
Pride doesn't feed a guy in his late 20s with no degrees or work experience. He has to build his bank and milk every cent.
2022-05-11 18:13
#53
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Russia TorToroych
u don't remember where I heard it but people say he is on a long contract with good paycheck. he is also popular in Denmark as far as I know
2022-05-11 15:53
#47
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Russia Kirillqa89
Gj
2022-05-11 15:33
Go home Astralis
2022-05-11 15:38
#54
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Finland AliSabid
Degster looking kinda good inside and outside of the game 😳
2022-05-11 15:56
wp spirit
2022-05-11 16:09
-Xyp when
2022-05-11 16:09
-xyp +valde is coming?
2022-05-11 16:10
#59
ropz | 
Europe Avalox
All 3 CIS teams will make it to legends
2022-05-11 16:13
Nice muslim bro, godlike awper.
2022-05-11 16:28
#65
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Chile 1cristiaan
astrality so bad
2022-05-11 17:46
16 kills in 2 maps, this is prime botlof performance xd
2022-05-11 17:55
2022-05-11 18:03
time for xyp to retire , nice career time to end it in the same place where you made it
2022-05-11 18:37
its really sad to see Xyp9x like this.. Used to be such a good player but now he's just utter garbage..
2022-05-11 21:32
that degster interview after game was great, what a nice guy
2022-05-11 23:11
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