Astralis through to Roobet Cup semi-finals after ousting forZe

The Danes pulled off a comeback on Nuke to sweep the series in two maps.

Astralis are through to the semi-final of the Roobet Cup after coming out on top of a two-map series against forZe, kicking things off with an extremely one-sided battering on Mirage before being forced to recover from a substantial deficit on Nuke, coming all the way back from a 4-13 deficit to win the map in double overtime.

The loss ends forZe's run in the tournament, where they had topped their group after beating Outsiders and 9z in series play. For Astralis, competition is about to ramp up as they will next take on FaZe on Wednesday at 19:00 for a spot in the grand final, a much tougher test than the teams they have beaten in the event thus far.

blameF secured crucial opening kills and multi-kills throughout the series

It was a blowout that marked the start of the series, forZe falling completely flat on their own map pick of Mirage as Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's side put up an impenetrable defense. Advantageous rounds for the Russian side were few and far between as Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer took control to grant his team a 13-2 lead at halftime, and insult was added to injury as a pistol win had Astralis up 15-2 following the side swap.

An admirable effort from Aleksandr "⁠KENSI⁠" Gurkin and Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov helped make the scoreline look slightly more respectable, but the deficit was far too immense for them to overcome as Astralis wasted little time in closing things out.

The complete opposite scenario unfolded on Nuke, although it remained a tale of CT side dominance. This time the battering was helmed by Aleksandr "⁠zorte⁠" Zagodyrenko and forZe as they completely outclassed Astralis with an 11-1 start, the Danish team unable to find a solution to the stalwart defenses from Jerry's men. It was only toward the end of the half that Astralis finally found an opening, giving themselves a lifeline in their own CT effort by winning the last three rounds.

Those few rounds proved crucial for Astralis in the second half as forZe secured victory in the second pistol round, converting against the ensuing eco round to sit upon a 13-4 lead. It was a grueling comeback effort that Astralis would have to mount, but it was one they proved capable of, winning ten of the next eleven rounds to tie up the scoreline at 14-14. A ramp rush with pistols from forZe nearly threw the whole effort from Astralis into jeopardy though, earning the Russian side match point first, but the Danes managed to force overtime before coming out on top in the second set of extra rounds to take the series in two maps.

Matchpage
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28th June 2022
8
Mirage
16
19
Nuke
22
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 43 -1 67.7 1.04
45 - 46 -1 76.3 1.00
39 - 42 -3 66.4 0.91
45 - 52 -7 73.0 0.91
32 - 50 -18 60.9 0.72
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 42 +18 93.0 1.37
51 - 42 +9 78.9 1.16
41 - 38 +3 77.8 1.09
41 - 38 +3 64.4 1.05
40 - 44 -4 72.5 1.01
Russia Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1671
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
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Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1574
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
864
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Russia Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Denmark Peter537
ez 4 astralis, not even a close game they might win against Faze tomorrow
2022-06-28 21:45
13 replies
so delusional
2022-06-28 21:51
2 replies
#12
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Denmark Peter537
I have to be if I'm going to believe Astralis is going to win tomorrow
2022-06-28 22:04
1 reply
It would be so funny if they do
2022-06-29 16:05
Don’t be silly, mirage was easy but even then you can see their T side is weak
2022-06-28 21:52
2 replies
yea thats the sad part about this series they looked bad on t side therefore i have no confidence that they can win against faze
2022-06-28 21:54
#21
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Denmark Peter537
#12 tbh i don't think they will win, only if Faze performs poorly and Astralis somehow plays the best CS they have played with this roster
2022-06-28 22:32
LOL
2022-06-28 22:41
2 replies
#31
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Denmark Peter537
? What it's just the truth
2022-06-28 23:36
1 reply
They are gonna get stomped.
2022-06-29 09:22
What have you been using let me know i need some od that aswell
2022-06-28 23:27
2 replies
#32
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Denmark Peter537
everything possible after the results Astralis have had in recent time lmao
2022-06-28 23:44
1 reply
U don't have to act like an idiot to be someone's fan
2022-06-29 10:06
#54
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Spain sary44
nuke was a close game, it was fun to watch
2022-06-29 17:00
#2
s1mple | 
Japan KuroX
Karrigan vs Gla1ve let's go
2022-06-28 21:46
4 replies
h
2022-06-28 21:46
1 reply
#15
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United States Phanji
h
2022-06-28 22:09
unfortunately everyone is going to blame Gla1ve for the loss tomorrow
2022-06-28 23:33
1 reply
Probably, Karrigan will throw tomorrow, no reason to play seriously when iem cologne is near. Better use the time remaining for bootcamp. Also they confirmed their number 1 spot is safe after defeated ence.
2022-06-29 04:36
#4
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United States nini09
-Farlig +JW
2022-06-28 21:48
1 reply
#11
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France dinnkksss
in dreams
2022-06-28 22:03
#5
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Romania Coxmin
ez for carryf as always
2022-06-28 21:48
So ez for godF
2022-06-28 21:48
sad to say but way too ez 2-0 for faze
2022-06-28 21:53
10 replies
#13
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Sweden skorpan
Not so sure. Faze has been mediocre since the major
2022-06-28 22:05
8 replies
#14
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Poland Tongus
XD Astralis can't even win 2-0 vs ultra dead complexity
2022-06-28 22:06
7 replies
Complexity and EG are not the same team....
2022-06-29 00:17
#55
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Sweden skorpan
U still disagree with me? ……
2022-06-29 20:31
5 replies
#56
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Poland Tongus
? ofc FaZe easy win 2-1
2022-06-29 20:44
4 replies
#57
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Sweden skorpan
Before it was: ”way to ez 2-0” 1st map lost 2nd hard faught. Just face the face that faze is in such a bad form atm :o
2022-06-29 21:23
3 replies
#58
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Poland Tongus
Where did I say way too ez 2-0? it wasnt me
2022-06-29 21:42
#59
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Poland Tongus
Hello? Hows your Astralis
2022-06-29 22:50
1 reply
#60
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Sweden skorpan
Haha i really don’t like astralis. I just wanted to clarify that no game Will be ez for faze since their form is shit rn.
2022-06-29 23:05
+1 but we still cheer for astralis hah
2022-06-28 23:23
Nt forze
2022-06-28 22:10
omg, first they beat complexity and now forze? they are unstoppable
2022-06-28 22:28
1 reply
Yeah omg
2022-06-28 22:29
#19
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Belgium Gaetje
Astralis just way too lucky… Movistar, Forze and COL match ups to reach semis… While Faze had OG BIG and ence… Astraluck…
2022-06-28 22:30
4 replies
ez for x4 major champs
2022-06-28 22:32
Why are you crying like that? When you are saying FaZe had BIG, who they lost to - then Astralis also had C9. I agree that ENCE is must harder to beat than forZe, ofc. But tell all the facts, instead of leaving C9 out, while you are mentioning all the teams that FaZe faced.
2022-06-28 22:51
1 reply
Starting your post like that is a bulletproof way to not be taken seriously at all.
2022-06-29 00:19
Bruh , you seem to forget faze is the number one team in the world , they should strawl trough the opposition no matter who they are.
2022-06-28 23:22
Here we go again carryF
2022-06-28 23:04
#27
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Brazil Elakk
Astralis will always have a nice game then get destroyed after.. This roster is not gonna last unfortunately
2022-06-28 23:23
#28
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
BlameF super comfortable on Australia now!
2022-06-28 23:27
3 replies
but 1v9
2022-06-28 23:56
#41
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Italy Skye620
On Australia? Hahahaha
2022-06-29 02:57
1 reply
#43
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
On Astralis, yes.
2022-06-29 03:37
#33
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Lithuania CSLeaks
Cloud9 vs Faze Final and C9 will win its online...
2022-06-28 23:47
1 reply
#45
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Finland aismtk
why? c9 arent "onliners" anymore and faze is looking good this tournament
2022-06-29 06:34
#35
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France Gloomyz
K0nfig finally showed up
2022-06-29 00:08
GOATS
2022-06-29 00:27
4 replies
astralis era ended just like ur account RIP you will be missed!
2022-07-08 23:44
1 reply
Mans took the roleplay too far
2022-07-09 00:34
Rip a top 10 HLTV User
2022-07-16 18:54
rip
2022-07-26 13:47
...to lose to faze
2022-06-29 00:35
BlameF and Glave are the only two players keeping this team afloat. Everyone else is highly inconsistent and easily replacable. All I hope for is they prove me wrong in Cologne
2022-06-29 01:33
1 reply
If they had dropped xyp and farlig and picked up nicoodoz and zyphon we would have had a pretty damn good lineup on paper, but astralis just doesn't spend money/ isn't a very rich org
2022-06-29 03:05
#46
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United States not_kosaki
Fluke win
2022-06-29 07:23
faze lucky
2022-06-29 07:29
#49
b1t | 
Finland shadenn
BUSTRALIS LELELELELE
2022-06-29 09:32
#51
based | 
Seychelles vikr
rob bet
2022-06-29 10:11
expected
2022-06-29 11:46
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