Astralis knocked out of Europe RMR by forZe

The Russian squad will go to the 2-2 pool for a final chance at qualifying for IEM Rio.

forZe put the last nail in Astralis' coffin at IEM Road to Rio Europe RMR A with a 2-0 victory in the 1-2 pool. The Danish organization will therefore miss its first ever Major, dating all the way back to its first at MLG Columbus 2016.

The Russian squad won two incredibly close maps, Mirage and Nuke, both going the whole distance and ending 16-14 in the favor of Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and his men.

It was 20-year-old Alexandr "⁠shalfey⁠" Marenov who starred for his team, surpassing 50 frags in the two-map series with 52 kills while averaging a 1.37 rating and 86.2 ADR.

Astralis did not survive the European RMR, going out 1-3

The first map of the series was a shocker, with Astralis unable to close out a 13-4 lead on Mirage that would put forZe in the tough situation having lost their map pick. Instead, the Russian squad won 12 out of 13 rounds on the CT side to edge their way past the Danes 16-14.

Astralis showed signs of recovery on their Nuke pick, winning six rounds on the attack and remaining well in contention to turn things around on the defense, even going on to take a 12-11 lead at one point.

From there on out forZe turned the game on its head, winning three in a row to lead 14-12 before back-and-forth rounds ended up with Aleksandr "⁠zorte⁠" Zagodyrenko and company claiming the series to survive to play at the RMR another day.

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7th October 2022
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Mirage
16
14
Nuke
16
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 42 +5 84.8 1.17
36 - 39 -3 71.2 1.02
32 - 43 -11 57.4 0.81
26 - 39 -13 57.2 0.80
27 - 38 -11 49.8 0.80
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 30 +22 86.2 1.37
42 - 30 +12 75.6 1.13
36 - 36 0 67.1 0.98
35 - 35 0 58.9 0.98
34 - 37 -3 67.5 0.97
Russia Alexandr 'shalfey' Marenov
Alexandr 'shalfey' Marenov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1637
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Russia Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
793
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
BOTS, astralis suck
2022-10-07 22:06
11 replies
#26
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Russia YiLanMa
Russia too stronk
2022-10-07 22:10
1 reply
#28
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South America Neshie
LUL
2022-10-07 22:11
ty god
2022-10-07 22:26
What does it feel like to run an eSports org? You take some young adult with no education or job prospects and pay them 200k+ per year, with the opportunity to earn prize money and tons of other bonuses. Then instead of being grateful and working hard to earn results for themselves and the organization, they bitch at the coaching staff, don't show up to meetings, do nothing to market the brand, do dumb things and get injured, etc. You must feel like the biggest joke in the world. If I were going to start an eSports brand, I would probably exclusively hire CIS players because at least they seem to take advantage of the opportunities they are given despite all the problems they have to deal with in their scene. I don't know why any org wastes their time paying for European players when this is what it gets them.
2022-10-07 22:31
7 replies
#56
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Serbia Ljannister
Its money laundering
2022-10-07 22:36
Lmao imagine paying the likes of CeRq and Stewie2k to NOT drink some coffee
2022-10-07 23:12
"I would probably exclusively hire CIS players" Yeah and Usain Bolt could have $!00,000,000 in his bank account tomorrow if he decided to be American.
2022-10-07 23:49
my guy thinks they make 200k a year lmfao
2022-10-09 13:22
3 replies
My guy thinks they make less? lol
2022-10-10 01:39
2 replies
you clearly dont know anything about money or danish taxes, s1mple the best player in the world, makes like 30-40k a month, really think every astralis player make close to that?
2022-10-10 14:52
1 reply
K0nfig? Yeah probably
2022-10-10 15:33
shit just got real..
2022-10-07 22:06
gg
2022-10-07 22:06
#4
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CIS kryto203
LETS GOOO!!!
2022-10-07 22:06
This night DELIVERS!
2022-10-07 22:06
Astralis had to end the game. They still have upcoming match against G2 at de_airport
2022-10-07 22:06
8 replies
Comment of the day! Ahahahaha
2022-10-07 22:12
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2022-10-07 23:45
Hahahahaha +1 lmao
2022-10-08 00:27
#90
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Europe Lumbagor
Quality comment XD
2022-10-08 00:34
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-10-08 01:02
Xddddddd
2022-10-08 04:11
kkķkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-10-08 10:09
made me spill the cum from the mouth LMAO
2022-10-08 11:10
sadge
2022-10-07 22:06
lul go rebuild
2022-10-07 22:06
lool
2022-10-07 22:06
THANK GOD
2022-10-07 22:06
this very very nice :)
2022-10-07 22:07
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
2022-10-07 22:07
#13
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Other Piano
G2 vs Astralis de_airport BO3
2022-10-07 22:07
4 replies
#75
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Denmark slacking
de_ported
2022-10-07 23:08
#85
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South Africa Ston3Cold
OMEGALUL!
2022-10-07 23:55
it is a bo3. So, is de_airport, de_ported, and de_lack_of_prodigy
2022-10-08 00:54
+1
2022-10-08 10:09
Expected
2022-10-07 22:07
#15
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Russia WiHuu
LET'S GOOOOOO FORZE
2022-10-07 22:07
#17
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Romania SkipLD
Hope to see changes
2022-10-07 22:07
Happy to be an Astralis hater :)
2022-10-07 22:07
2 replies
Happy to be a Complexity Hater ;)
2022-10-08 09:38
+1
2022-10-08 18:54
#19
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Europe BenniXx
Fartlig going true feelings, nicoodoz be railing his girl. I m sorry fartlig :( , nicoodoze cheeky fcker.
2022-10-07 22:11
10 replies
#65
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Brazil Anarchybr
What??
2022-10-07 22:45
7 replies
#69
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Europe BenniXx
Check instagram :3 nicoodoze together with his girl :(
2022-10-07 22:54
6 replies
#95
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Brazil Anarchybr
Wtf this girl already got farlig accilion now it’s nicodooz
2022-10-08 00:52
5 replies
#116
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Europe BenniXx
Na bro she nasty and she is like a solid 4.5 out off 10. like she clearly is aiming for danish cs:go players ;DDDD clearly they are this socially awkward that 3 mf have to fck one girl. She sacrifices her self for danish communit. Her next pit stop is astralis. If she keeps up the progress at least she will go in history in danish community.
2022-10-08 08:03
4 replies
#121
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India slavloli
damn nicoodoz must be down bad
2022-10-08 10:07
1 reply
#137
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Europe BenniXx
Lmao facts
2022-10-08 13:18
HLTV #1 danish "support", single handedly carrying danish virgin scene bruh
2022-10-08 11:20
1 reply
#136
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Europe BenniXx
Facts bro, she making sacrifices.
2022-10-08 13:18
nicoodoz got sloppy seconds
2022-10-08 10:15
1 reply
#140
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Europe BenniXx
;DD
2022-10-08 13:59
LFG
2022-10-07 22:08
atleast better than both Aurora and ECSTATIC ..
2022-10-07 22:08
#22
FASHR | 
France Ansi
even when losing the RMR's to RIO, they still played to boost BennieF's HLTV Rating 2.0. big O7 to the boys! 🤣
2022-10-07 22:09
Hahahahahahahaha
2022-10-07 22:09
Astralis need to kick farlig and xypex,they are not tier1 players....build around blamed and glaive
2022-10-07 22:09
6 replies
xyp9x everybody knows it for almost 3 years "but muh clutch minister, but muh experience" yea there u go
2022-10-08 02:08
1 reply
yeah people don't realize that cs go is a straightforward game and experience doesn't bring that much to the table compared to mechanical skill and teamplay and how it evolves around new meta. guy who played cs for 20 years will play the same game as a guy who played it for 7 years.
2022-10-08 11:25
Kick entire team, except gla1ve who should go coach. Rebuild around device, he knows more Danish players than most other pro danes.
2022-10-08 03:05
3 replies
Blamef is a great player,he has bs position ...I remember he used to play entry in eg ? And he was great,idk why they put him into that passive lurker position where he has 30 kills with 5% impact
2022-10-08 03:21
2 replies
I would make him support and anchor. He has the gamesense required. Don't give him too much freedom, as he tends to find a corner to hide in.... Waiting... Wsiting...
2022-10-08 03:27
true, the amount of rounds they lost because blame was left in 1v3 situations because he was lurking very passively is countless. he would get 1 or 2 kills every round like that but still die to the last guy on trade or bomb timer. he puts up numbers but it doesn't matter since most of them are exit frags on lost rounds. but he's still goated player and needs better teammates or some change in the strat book
2022-10-08 11:30
its gonna be hard for them if they want to be full danish....
2022-10-07 22:09
#27
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El Salvador Bredalow
These memes write themselves
2022-10-07 22:10
hahahahaha and blameF with positive rating as always hahahahahaha
2022-10-07 22:11
3 replies
As usual, the baiter who gets the best spots to play.
2022-10-07 22:27
2 replies
can't even watch astralis anymore because of this, it's so fkn obvious
2022-10-08 12:39
1 reply
In Complexity he was also the problem imho. He will always get a pass. The other day another user created a thread about a faceit match where device was playing and even the Pros themselves joke how much of a baiter he is.
2022-10-08 13:24
Europe RMR is just unreal. Teams are too strong, only the best of the best can solidify their favoritism
2022-10-07 22:14
1 reply
They lost to Forze. I'm not saying it isn't the hardest RMR but there is no excuse for this group. Or G2.
2022-10-08 00:42
G2 and astralis knocked out the same day. Good times.
2022-10-07 22:14
hooxi said it was too easy to qualify for the major, sad for reddit2 and asstralis for being so bad I guess LMAO
2022-10-07 22:14
G2 new roster: hunter, jks, monesy, dexter, headtr1ck Astralis new roster: xyp9x, blameF (Igl) , device, k0nfig, fessor Niko goes to mouz instead of jdc and mouz takes hooxi idk. OR g2 takes mezzi instead of Dexter. Mouz keep Dexter, hooxi quit from competitive CS, Fnatic takes someone
2022-10-07 22:15
3 replies
0/8
2022-10-07 22:54
I think Astralis need to rebuild their roster around Blame and Glaive. -konfig -farlig -xypex (possibly)
2022-10-07 22:56
Blamef is too selfish to IGL.
2022-10-08 03:09
kkkkkkkk expected
2022-10-07 22:14
bne clap clap
2022-10-07 22:15
+ device might finally happen
2022-10-07 22:15
#38
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Russia KPbIM
NO WAY
2022-10-07 22:15
astralis and G2 LOL DESERVED
2022-10-07 22:18
#40
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Brazil isbetter
G2 and Astralis are a goner.. man, this Major is gonna be wild
2022-10-07 22:18
Noticing an Astralis trend: PGL Stockholm - Legends PGL Antwerp - Challengers IEM Rio - RMR Blast Paris - RMR Qualifiers? 😭
2022-10-07 22:19
1 reply
Disbandment
2022-10-07 22:19
Device incoming
2022-10-07 22:20
1 reply
They have to, sponsors are leaving if they don't improve drastically.
2022-10-08 03:30
#44
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CIS TheBigSAM
ANOTHER CIS MAJOR COMING 1WIN, Forze and B8 to win tomorrow (hopium, but can happen)
2022-10-07 22:21
#45
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United States charybids
Justice for Bubzkji and Lucky
2022-10-07 22:21
Na'vi could have picked this jerry guy. papatronic wouldn't have to waste his top 5 player potential to igl instead.
2022-10-07 22:21
2 replies
He seems like a super nice guy with a great mood.
2022-10-08 03:10
#114
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North America hi_mens))
It don't work like that in CIS
2022-10-08 07:11
#47
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France Uexo
Expected tbf
2022-10-07 22:24
:facepalm:
2022-10-07 22:24
#51
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Russia 1hebest!
Ypa!!! Ypa!!! Ypa!!!
2022-10-07 22:27
Bruh
2022-10-07 22:28
#55
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Pakistan LoOuU2
deserved i would say , been looking barebones of a team lately. with all the rumored changes flying around , this is a better result. That way they can just go ahead with the changes instead of beating around the bush by prolonging the suffering with the next month of the Major. we get Device, get some decent rifler like Fessor or someone from Sprout and we can go somewhere. And less baiting by BennyF, please gonna suck to not see such a prestigious org to not be in Rio , but its for the best in the long run
2022-10-07 22:35
4 replies
man i dont think BlameF will ever workout with glaive, i am haveing horrible feelings if they bring back device and other riflers and blameF still dont change his playstyle he might ruin the chances of astralis comeback after this major.
2022-10-07 22:45
3 replies
#70
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i am operating on the thought that Astralis wouldnt be wasting this much time and resources on Device just to let Blame bait him too. Its a fact that Glaive post-Device hasnt shown much faith or given much room to his other awpers but i honestly dont see the same happening with the Prodigal Son returning either. Device`s name carries the most worth out there after Simple and Zywoo and he himself wouldnt like to see Blame take his eco kills or trade him i am hoping that the system will change for the better too with the changes but who knows , maybe your horror do become a reality too
2022-10-07 22:55
2 replies
i mean idk astralis is blind or what, any gamer who plays or knows csgo might able to tell that the role blameF is playing rn in astralis is not a good one for team game ( the way astralis build their era as team ) and it won't help the team in future as well, i am also hoping that they will force blamF to change his playstyle around device or i won;t even mind if they leave him and build entire rifle core around glaive - device and xyp9x.
2022-10-07 23:03
1 reply
#88
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea man same , nothing will change for Astralis even with Device and a better rifler if Benjamin keeps on baiting like he does these days which doesnt help the team
2022-10-08 00:23
Why people are so toxic in comments?
2022-10-07 22:37
3 replies
because they have clear problems, OBVIOUS problem but refuse to make changes. for some reason fartlick and baitf have strong parasitical type ties keeping them in the team. if you're stuck in place the way they are and refuse to do anything differently, REPEATEDLY, you deserve criticism
2022-10-07 23:46
1 reply
Kasper Hvidt sucks the players dry of confidence: He tells them how to spend their time between maps. He speaks to them as if they are kids. This alone tells me that he is an arrogant fool who has no clue about managing personalities.
2022-10-08 03:34
It makes them feel smart
2022-10-08 10:03
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk disband soon
2022-10-07 22:37
BLAMEF JEBAITZERA LMAO
2022-10-07 22:40
This is gonna be interesting major.
2022-10-07 22:41
F
2022-10-07 22:42
tHIS TEAM IS DONE
2022-10-07 22:43
#63
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North America AlphaSB3
NA CS FANS ON THEIR FEET
2022-10-07 22:43
jerry > zonic abuser glaive
2022-10-07 22:44
so expected, don't even hurts. k0nfig injury gave the final blow to this dead lineup.
2022-10-07 22:51
Gotta say, this one really hurts. Though, I admit, I saw it coming :( I'm not an advocate for quick and haphazard changes like some teams, but this team is not it. The chemistry not only hasn't been on point, it doesn't even seem to be on track. And let's not even talk about individual skills and consistency across the team....;(
2022-10-07 22:58
1 reply
I feel like 75% of the time Astralis just get out aimed. Sure some tacs dont work but the duels are just painfull to watch
2022-10-08 10:08
#73
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Brazil MrLucas
They got a total of 24 rounds of the team ranked #26 and 26-24 = 2, therefore they should go up 2 positions in Hltv rankings, expect them at #6 next monday
2022-10-07 22:59
Expected from pros of forze
2022-10-07 23:12
Roster changes are needed for sure :) No way around that this time :)
2022-10-07 23:13
#79
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Hungary szia
remember when blameF was boasting like a month ago about being #3 on hltv? yeah. being cocky about an undeserved spot on a flawed rank system doesnt get you anything. you have to actually play.
2022-10-07 23:18
#80
s1mple | 
Ukraine dnsk
Luckily hooxi is available now to join astralis
2022-10-07 23:25
#81
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North America BoDaddy
The rmr events have to change from the Swiss format. Teams getting only one bo3 is not ok. The rmr should not be set up like the major
2022-10-07 23:40
3 replies
High pressure at a small point is absolutely the best way. Your idea is bad +if you go 2-0 you have 3 bo3. It is astralis own fault they are too bad
2022-10-08 05:40
2 replies
#141
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North America BoDaddy
And we think a bo1 is a smart idea against smaller teams is a smart idea? That’s stupid, look at the World Cup. Qualification takes months and the teams have multiple chances to play their opposition. Can you imagine if to qualify for the World Cup was just a couple games… we would have so many shit teams there
2022-10-08 18:16
1 reply
I think if you can't win a Bo1 it is your own fault. All teams have the same circumstances on the start. And depending on their performance they increase, decrease their chances. This is absolut the best system. At Dota TI you have the same idea behind the system and it is the best system in the world.
2022-10-08 19:53
xD
2022-10-08 00:01
Kick BaitF and sign Stavn
2022-10-08 00:10
1 reply
stavn just extended his contract with heroic for 2 years
2022-10-08 03:03
Lol
2022-10-08 00:39
Justice tastes so sweet, get rid of that baiter and the unreliable awper
2022-10-08 00:40
1 reply
You dont kick blamef and keep k0nfig lol
2022-10-08 11:45
Damn Danish fans. As low as I got as a liquid fan we always made the major. Looks like we get the last laugh here. l o l
2022-10-08 00:43
2 replies
NA rmr lul. If you can't make it there you are a silver 1 noob
2022-10-08 05:37
1 reply
I'm not sure Forze would make it through. Certainly not guaranteed.
2022-10-08 07:34
#98
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CIS I_D_R_C
axaxxaxaxaxaxaa
2022-10-08 01:15
1 reply
#117
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CIS I_D_R_C
even astralis has dumb organizers.I feel really bad for the players. expect for baitF.
2022-10-08 08:41
at least BlameF kept his positive rating, so that is a win
2022-10-08 03:56
Deserved. Whole world saw the problems and they did nothing. BaitF baited his team to this point. But I guess he can bait them still further.
2022-10-08 05:36
I am sad and also aware that the Org Astralis is really bad. They have been too focused on making money on the short term, I could tell just by the apparel I bought from them was the worst quality at the highest prices in the scene.. I really like the players, mostly from the old squad obviously, but I am done with the org who needs a reality check. They have a bad business model, and the actual esports part of it is a second citizen. Just saying it as it is, greed takes another project to the grave. I do not really care if they rebuild, the org is in my eyes bad, the end.
2022-10-08 06:57
Haha Astralis were crap at Antwerp and they said “no changes” and now they are out before even getting to major hahaha. Bye bye bot minister hope I never see you again in tier 1 team and I hope people finally wake up and stop this shit with “gla1ve goat igl”. He is overrated af as we can see right now, he is one roster wonder just like pronax was.
2022-10-08 09:08
#122
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India slavloli
baitF baited astralis's major spot for his stats
2022-10-08 10:07
LMAOOOO
2022-10-08 10:13
This made my day.
2022-10-08 10:19
#129
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Hungary saxxo
Welcome back dv1ce! But I think this is too late:(
2022-10-08 10:57
#139
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Expected for astralis
2022-10-08 13:44
Daddy Devve save them
2022-10-17 15:37
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