Astralis suffer early exit from CCT North Europe Series 2
HEET narrowly bested the Danes 2-0 to eliminate them from the playoffs of the online competition early doors.
Nicolai "device" Reedtz's first event back under the Astralis banner hit an early stumbling block on Tuesday as the team were eliminated from the CCT North Europe Series 2 by HEET in the quarter-finals, losing Dust2 (17-19) and Inferno (19-22).
Initially device's return was a triumphant one as Astralis dispatched of fellow Danes Tricked 2-0 in the round of 16 of this competition, but they were unable to overcome HEET in two hotly-contested overtime showdowns.
device himself shone bright in that first match, sporting a 1.66 rating and over 100 ADR against Tricked, and he was still impressive in defeat with almost 70 kills and a 1.27 rating across the series against HEET.
It was Aurélien "afro" Drapier who was the real difference maker for the French side, his 34 kills and seven first kills leading the way on Dust2, and 33 more kills and 8 first kills on Inferno helped to bring the series home. It was fitting that the AWPer closed out the final round on Inferno with a 1v2 clutch against device and Benjamin "blameF" Bremer.
HEET move on to face an in-form HAVU side in the semi-finals, the Finns having defeated OG and forZe so far in the tournament. On the other side of the bracket, GamerLegion take on ECLOT and ENCE do battle with Endpoint to decide the other semi-final matchup.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|68 - 53||+15||94.6||1.33|
|69 - 52||+17||83.9||1.27|
|47 - 53||-6||73.8||0.94|
|36 - 55||-19||71.7||0.88|
|42 - 51||-9||59.4||0.87|