Astralis secure victory in postponed Movistar Riders series

The Danes move on to Group B's winners' match after disposing of Movistar Riders in two maps.

Astralis kicked off Roobet Cup 2022 with a triumphant opening matchup against their Spanish opponents and eventually brought home the victory in two maps, overcoming Movistar Riders 16-14 on Mirage, and 16-8 on Overpass. The win brings the Danes just one series away from locking in their spot in the playoffs.

The Danish side announced on Wednesday that they would be without in-game leader Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander for their opening match as the 27-year-old was feeling unwell ahead of the series, with his replacement being Astralis Talent rifler Frederik "⁠Fessor⁠" Sørensen.

Due to the first game of the series being cut short following some technical issues, the action resumed the next day with Fessor required by the organizers to finish the first map, Mirage, from a 7-6 scoreline after having already started in it on the day before. gla1ve was then permitted to join his teammates on the server starting on the second map, Overpass.

Astralis managed to secure the win despite playing with a stand-in

On the other hand, Movistar Riders now find themselves in a do-or-die scenario after dropping their opening matchup. The Spaniards have been sent to Group B's losers' match, where they will battle it out against Complexity in hopes of keeping their Roobet Cup campaign alive.

Mirage was a back-and-forth affair early as both Astralis and Movistar Riders traded kills and rounds with each other. The Danes were then able to slightly pull ahead, behind Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth's impressive fragging leading the way, giving Astralis a 6-3 lead. Movistar Riders clawed their way back and won three out of the next four, but it was at this point that the match had to be stopped due to server issues, and was postponed until today, June 23.

The game then resumed at the 7-6 mark of the match, where both squads continued to deliver a close fight all throughout as Movistar Riders and Astralis found themselves level at the end of 24 rounds, with 12 apiece. blameF's individual performance merited him a whopping 33 kills, which proved to be decisive in the Danes' eventual victory on Mirage, narrowly closing out the map in regulation, 16-14.

blameF put up a staggering 62 kills across two maps

Similar to the first map, Overpass was tightly-contested early on, with blameF and Alvaro "⁠SunPayus⁠" Garcia serving as their respective teams' main providers of firepower as the scoreline remained equal after eight. Astralis started to string together rounds after successful attacks on the lower bomb site and built up an 8-4 lead over the Spaniards. Movistar Riders were able to convert the last three rounds of the half to reduce the Danes' advantage to just one by halftime.

Coming out of the break, Movistar Riders were unable to keep up with Astralis' total domination as the defenders, locking down both bomb sites and demonstrating a CT side masterclass on their map pick. The Danes ultimately took eight out of the nine rounds played in the second period behind blameF and Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen's 29 and 24 kills, respectively, wrapping up the map 16-8 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
2
0
23rd June 2022
16
Mirage
14
16
Overpass
8
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 26 +36 115.4 1.80
42 - 24 +18 71.6 1.29
12 - 14 -2 63.3 1.00
26 - 30 -4 71.2 0.99
16 - 19 -3 66.7 0.96
33 - 33 0 56.8 0.94
 Movistar Riders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 34 +3 72.5 1.03
32 - 40 -8 72.1 0.91
33 - 39 -6 69.1 0.86
24 - 40 -16 48.4 0.65
18 - 38 -20 42.2 0.64
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1957
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Spain Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
265
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
#1
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Europe FeelsDadMan
baitf pog
2022-06-23 13:49
16 replies
#7
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
Bennie is on his way to get another MVP for this 'bait n trade' fiesta !!😂🤣😂🤣
2022-06-23 13:55
15 replies
Ur lowkey obsessed
2022-06-23 14:03
14 replies
#12
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
how many threads did we have about the HLTV Rating 2.0 Warrior this year? not one survives the criticism on how to get 1,81 Rating.
2022-06-23 14:06
13 replies
The absolute envy on you is crazy
2022-06-23 14:08
I have watched recent BlameF gameplay. Please point to the parts where he is "baiting". If you answer "all the time" or something along those lines, 0/8
2022-06-23 14:11
surprised russia hasnt invaded denmark yet with that amount of obsession over one guy
2022-06-23 14:18
10 replies
#35
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Czech Republic xANUx
+1 haha
2022-06-23 19:24
+1
2022-06-23 22:37
#39
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Denmark sNju
Denmark* not "denmark"... And let them try. We will fuck them up with our superior utility usage.
2022-06-24 12:18
7 replies
#40
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Don't u mean danmark?
2022-06-27 07:23
6 replies
#41
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Denmark sNju
Danmark. Just because you got dropped as a kid, doesn't mean you have to butcher the English language.
2022-06-28 16:12
5 replies
#42
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Danmork?
2022-06-28 16:43
4 replies
#43
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Denmark sNju
Zzzz
2022-06-29 08:30
3 replies
#44
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Dinmurk?
2022-06-29 17:54
2 replies
#45
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Denmark sNju
Din mor
2022-06-30 19:08
1 reply
#46
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
:D
2022-07-03 07:02
yea
2022-06-23 13:50
Ez 4 BlameF I guess
2022-06-23 13:50
1 reply
#37
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Denmark nicram64
he is 2022 prime coldzera
2022-06-23 19:44
#4
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Finland lelletankki
ez 4 blameF king of tier1 CS. 1v9 every match and still able to win.
2022-06-23 13:50
1 reply
#22
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
+1 GOATed
2022-06-23 14:55
Ez
2022-06-23 13:52
K0nfig is over... How can he be that inconsistent
2022-06-23 13:53
4 replies
#23
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
Wdym incostistent he's consistently bad
2022-06-23 14:56
2 replies
Lately... yes, unfortunately
2022-06-23 14:57
1 reply
#25
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
Just a drop-off, i hope my man will bounce back
2022-06-23 14:58
hard to be consistent, when baitf is baiting on u
2022-06-23 16:13
#8
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Xyp better rated than Konfig, again ... this is outrageous
2022-06-23 13:58
Konfig is the problem
2022-06-23 13:59
k0nfig my bro what is going on?
2022-06-23 14:05
Wow Astralis is going places!!
2022-06-23 14:12
-k0nfig +valde
2022-06-23 14:19
baitf its on his wave
2022-06-23 14:22
ez 4 godf. konfig will play better i think
2022-06-23 14:25
what
2022-06-23 14:27
#21
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Russia mshkoda
BlameF most consistent machine and hard carry
2022-06-23 14:48
i wonder how they got close in map 1
2022-06-23 15:20
movistar desperately need to replace dav1g before next major.
2022-06-23 15:33
unexpected
2022-06-23 16:10
Kinda weird that glaive can just come in 2nd match. If the game starts you can't just switch halfway through. Again carry by MrF
2022-06-23 16:19
#31
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Ireland reyno0o
BlameF one of the most consistent fraggers in tier1. "BaitF"ers need to crawl back into their holes.
2022-06-23 16:19
2 replies
let them hate its only fuel for godF
2022-06-23 17:35
#36
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Denmark Kon10R
It's like one puppy dog to another: - "Hey! The postman is here!" - "Voufvoufvoufvoufvoufvoufvouf !!!" 😁
2022-06-23 19:31
blameF is his own weight worth in gold. And since he weighs a ton, that’s a lot of gold..
2022-06-23 17:07
Ezzzzeee
2022-06-23 18:59
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