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's own strong performance could not drag Astralis to victory

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.

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device shines in highly-anticipated return debut for Astralis

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.

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Dust2
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19
Inferno
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 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
 HEET K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 48 +19 90.4 1.40
55 - 57 -2 80.4 1.00
48 - 56 -8 72.5 0.98
53 - 52 +1 73.7 0.98
39 - 54 -15 58.0 0.83
France Aurélien 'afro' Drapier
Aurélien 'afro' Drapier
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1797
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Puerto Rico pain^
Device effect
2022-12-06 18:07
15 replies
#20
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Brazil ZerongBr
just gla1ve being utter trash, mistr a liability and xyp washed
2022-12-06 18:15
11 replies
Xyp9x fell off roof of vertigo
2022-12-06 19:04
2 replies
oh no, i hope i dont falll
2022-12-06 19:38
1 reply
we all fall sooner or later
2022-12-07 05:18
#BringBackK0nfig
2022-12-06 20:02
7 replies
On heroic alredy
2022-12-06 23:46
6 replies
as a temp for stavn. Obviously wont replace stavn, the best of heroic, who's only getting better...
2022-12-07 10:42
5 replies
yeah but i doubt astralis will play with him again after playing for their rivals
2022-12-07 11:49
4 replies
also he could replayce somebody elso on heroic for example sjuush
2022-12-07 11:50
2 replies
Literally their best player role wise. One of the best supports period. Stavn isn't one of the best stars period. If anyone's to be replaced it wouldn't be sjuush.
2022-12-07 17:00
1 reply
I agree with this. Heroic doesn't really need a player like k0nfig - do they need to change anything at all? If we must force a change, it'd be one of two; they could get more out of looking for a new IGL, or a more impactful AWPer. Now I suppose cadiaN would probably be a more impactful AWPer if he was released from the role of also being IGL, so a new IGL could improve in both areas.
2022-12-08 06:37
It really doesn't work like that. There is a rivalry in game when they compete against each other, that's it. It does not in any way cross over to dislike, or distrust, spite or any form of hatred. Players jump back and forth between teams numerous times, even after having played for competing teams.. It matters not. Now will Astralis bring him back? I strongly doubt it. They chose to kick him of the team after his incident for some reason, rather than benching him throughout the period of rehabilitation. If they wanted to keep him, he'd be temporarily benched.
2022-12-08 06:54
#35
NAF | 
United States Grimly
its not even his fault gla1ve had a legendary throw round 30 like what did he think was gonna happen? adad spam smh once he saw he went new box thats when u hide on the wall and wait for banana player to walk up then take 2v1 instead of 2 1v1s like they have so much experience why cant they think about that :(
2022-12-06 18:27
2 replies
+1 gn2 should know this
2022-12-06 18:48
What's funny is he died doing almost the exact same thing in OT on the T side. He was strafing back and forth on A and got shot without even shooting back. Not sure what the strafing thing was about. It was exceptionally dumb in that 2v1 though.
2022-12-06 19:04
#2
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Belgium RobinDG
Disband
2022-12-06 18:07
4 replies
Deve just wanted a Christmas break
2022-12-06 18:27
1 reply
christmas is in 3 weeks
2022-12-08 06:56
Why does HLTV write articles about tier 3 teams losing at tier 3 tournaments
2022-12-06 21:20
1 reply
trying to help them gain recognition.
2022-12-08 05:43
Embarrasing
2022-12-06 18:07
#4
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Poland karov
devorce
2022-12-06 18:07
- Choke dust2 - Losing lead 12-8 - Got Ace'd on match point - Can't close OT match point again - loosing to a half hp to win the series gla1ve upgrade your firmware bruh or dev1ce will file another leave. XD
2022-12-06 18:08
7 replies
Yeah with device they went from playing 2 vs 5 ( konfig and blamef vs all) to 2 vs 5 still ( device and blamef). They need like any other consistently top 10 team a trio of amazing players and an x factor. Xypex is a mediocre support nowadays and has lost his clutching ability. Glaive is playing different roles and he is sucking lets be honest. Mistr well he will be replaced anyway sooner or later and his career ruined just like farlig and lucky.
2022-12-06 18:47
6 replies
K0nfig was super inconsistent in Astralis, it was never 2v5. Granted some of that wasn't on him, that team had 0 aggression.
2022-12-06 19:05
5 replies
sure konfig is super inconsistent. but think about what would happen if suddenly he gets a super consistent awper like device. Im sure konfig would be even more of a beast when he knows someone has his back covered
2022-12-06 20:52
1 reply
I do think k0nfig was utilized incorrectly in Astralis. It was pretty clear that they needed someone willing to make plays besides him. It's hard to say if that would've fixed his consistency, but it certainly wouldn't have hurt.
2022-12-06 21:17
Don't know what you were watching but when k0nfig was in Astralis they at least had a chance to win games. It's hard to perform and carry every single time when the only other good player is a lurker and the rest is literally not doing anything unless he gets 3 entry kills
2022-12-07 10:01
2 replies
Massive +1. Konfig was a winning factor, with he s ability to literally win rounds solo. Yes he was inconsistent, guess what who wouldnt in a team with nobody doing nothing on t side. He had to hard entry and teams started to counter him. Im sure he will show his power in heroic, he has too. Thats hes only ticked to tier one, after he s peanut brain in real life leads him to stupid career ruining actions.
2022-12-07 10:38
I mean this is literally what I said, though I still contend that him going completely missing at times was a problem. K0nfig had a lot more to show than what we saw in Astralis. We are on the same page. He was the only person making plays for his team 90% of the time, and that's simply not his fault.
2022-12-07 15:21
-gla1ve -botxp9x -míster Pls
2022-12-06 18:08
device and blame 2v8
2022-12-06 18:08
wp heet
2022-12-06 18:08
cct observer messed up at 15-14 2v1 for astralis, wasn't supposed to show gla1ve throwing for OT rofl
2022-12-06 18:09
5 replies
That was honestly a silver play, it was embarrassing. They had time, they had 2v1, they knew position.
2022-12-06 19:36
1 reply
#89
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Germany tilted_up
+1. Device could’ve ended it right there but in fact they lose it the 2v1 is kinda stupid when you know the position
2022-12-06 20:29
for real he peeks and sees the bodyy like 4 or 5 times but only shoots or even bothers to move his crosshair the first time
2022-12-06 20:50
#113
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Canada firtlast
yep, i thought I was watching BOT dave play the game
2022-12-06 21:18
The fact that gla1ve saw bodyy going to triple, but why MistR decide to moly dark in that retake? This is comm problem.
2022-12-08 05:20
t2 event 322 nothing special
2022-12-06 18:09
#11
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Indonesia nouser
the stats are weird as hahah watch them lose against Sangal
2022-12-06 18:09
device is already in hell...
2022-12-06 18:10
1 reply
#91
 | 
Netherlands arTvamp
Whaha this is hell to you? Ill happily trade :)
2022-12-06 20:32
#14
 | 
Sweden Phalkz
Device cant fix this team. They were in a downward spiral before he left for NiP. And back then they had dupreeh and magisk. Now xyp is 1.5 year more washed. Glaive aswell
2022-12-06 18:11
Thats some French CS for you, expected Astralis to lose the derby tbh.
2022-12-06 18:12
lmao super stoked to see how far they'll fall with the entire circus on the roster
2022-12-06 18:14
#17
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Romania DeZaXaT
A joke team :)
2022-12-06 18:13
#18
ZywOo | 
World n33p
sold
2022-12-06 18:14
atleast device positive ratings KEKW
2022-12-06 18:14
#21
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Finland FlNLAND
yllättyneitä
2022-12-06 18:16
Bro. They are not suffering after all that bank they made
2022-12-06 18:16
Decided to return in tier 6 event to farm stats ended up bombing out in 2nd round LMFAO
2022-12-06 18:16
#24
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San Marino Loyuu
Heet waking up
2022-12-06 18:16
2v8
2022-12-06 18:17
next Major when???
2022-12-06 18:19
Byebye Katowice
2022-12-06 18:20
5 replies
Wdym? I am sure they will be invited to play-in stage
2022-12-06 18:33
4 replies
#58
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Sweden kresso
Showmatch maybe xaxaxa
2022-12-06 19:05
There are no invites for play-in. Its based on ESL ranking and atm BIG, Complexity, Sprout are ahead. This event was quite crucial for them to win in order to qualify for play-in stage. It looks like ranking for qualification will be closed at 19.12 and since there are no events left, GG for Astralis. First Katowice without Astralis since when?
2022-12-06 19:30
2 replies
hltv.org/news/35195/astralis-share-expec.. You also have to keep in mind that such teams as Cloud9, Spirit, Outsiders and Navi (who knows) may miss this event because Poland closed the borders for Russians.
2022-12-06 19:46
1 reply
2022-12-19 09:17
#28
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Canada loldougie
LMAOOOOO DUDE SO FUNNY
2022-12-06 18:21
xyp needs his contract renewed for more 10 years
2022-12-06 18:21
wtf was glave doing in that twitter clip
2022-12-06 18:23
sick team
2022-12-06 18:25
They need to replace MistR ASAP. Also, good time to say goodbye to Xyp9x.
2022-12-06 18:27
2 replies
#47
 | 
Poland dejmanOOO
++++++++mist weak af
2022-12-06 18:44
#92
 | 
Netherlands arTvamp
Yeap replaçe mistr for sure. Xyp perhaps too add steahr and k0nfig.
2022-12-06 20:36
#36
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Finland Kashmiir
Astralis losing to afrojack. Who? afrojack. Who?
2022-12-06 18:29
2 replies
#39
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Sweden Mullden
Afrojack
2022-12-06 18:33
#93
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Netherlands arTvamp
Tbh he is a good prospect for france cs.
2022-12-06 20:37
"We aim to win a lot of games before 2023 starts"
2022-12-06 18:30
1 reply
i guess u could say they have a pretty bad aim
2022-12-06 21:32
wat doink scumstralis
2022-12-06 18:36
I didnt expect this
2022-12-06 18:38
EXPECTED
2022-12-06 18:39
dev0rce crying
2022-12-06 18:40
#45
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Europe Khanan
Luckily it’s an unimportant online match but they have to play better next time when it counts.
2022-12-06 18:40
2 replies
Nah. This event was supposed give ESL ranking points and now Astralis will miss Katowice play-in. It was all laid out for them. Why do you think they even participated? They really needed those points. Next event for Astralis is EPL so I think we have to wait a long time to see Device vs Tier 1 teams.
2022-12-06 19:37
1 reply
#99
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Europe Khanan
Xyp is still washed, and mistr probably not good enough
2022-12-06 20:44
Expected Time to take sick leave
2022-12-06 18:40
#50
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Ukraine d3adLY
Lmao
2022-12-06 18:50
Mister god
2022-12-06 18:50
#52
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Sweden KennyKEX
botvice
2022-12-06 18:53
1 reply
#57
ropz | 
India psn46
Flair
2022-12-06 19:04
i wouldve love to see devices live reactions...kekw 100% certain he hit monitor again
2022-12-06 18:54
-glaive -x9nix -mister +Karrigan +Dupreeh +Magisk
2022-12-06 18:57
1 reply
#95
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Netherlands arTvamp
Add k0nfig instead of karrigan and make magisk igl can also work and zonic as coach of course! But how would you fix the gap in vitality? Add afro and jackz? Lel
2022-12-06 20:41
washed bot device, this team is done. 1.66 rating in my ass vs tier 3 team hahahaha
2022-12-06 19:08
- glaive - mistr + fessor + konfig. Blame captain
2022-12-06 19:13
3 replies
Yesss. Pay out his contract and dump that trash bot
2022-12-06 20:22
#96
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Germany tilted_up
And Keep x9p? Nah mate. -glaive +godfromsky -xyp +fessor -mistR +Staehr
2022-12-06 20:41
1 reply
Yes keep x9p. Godfromsky XD
2022-12-07 05:28
#63
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Serbia pravac
1 mil for this
2022-12-06 19:16
bahahah the choke is back baby lets go!!!!
2022-12-06 19:19
AFRO > DEVICE
2022-12-06 19:19
1 reply
Lol
2022-12-06 20:53
#70
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
ASTRALUL
2022-12-06 19:26
If they had Dupree and magisk they would probably be somewhat close to back to normal.
2022-12-06 19:33
#73
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Finland vjollila
''narrowly'' dosen't compute with 2-0 imo
2022-12-06 19:33
kkkkkkkkkkk
2022-12-06 19:39
Why did glave committed to the fight on bodyy while mister was still running down banana?
2022-12-06 19:49
1 reply
washed
2022-12-06 20:00
#savedevice
2022-12-06 20:05
What the fuck was glaive doing in that clutch?
2022-12-06 20:11
#85
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Denmark Dral_Shady
wha wha wha wha what in the name of ANY god is Glaive doing ? pure crapmeister.
2022-12-06 20:11
#94
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Poland miedzianek
rip fantasy xD
2022-12-06 20:37
1 reply
#98
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Germany tilted_up
+1. have device + blame -.-
2022-12-06 20:43
Hahahahahaja trastralis
2022-12-06 20:48
heet yeet
2022-12-06 20:48
Online match
2022-12-06 20:51
device still deserve this year top20 spot in my book
2022-12-06 20:52
1 reply
#110
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Sweden multib
xD so does my right arm on a lonely night
2022-12-06 20:59
always happens iwth astralis and failing teams. join a tier2 tournament for "experience and confidence" only to go out in semis or something to have lower confidence in yourself than before. this whole event has been blamef and device dragging astralis forward.
2022-12-06 20:58
#109
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Sweden multib
device blameF k0nfig ? ?
2022-12-06 20:59
1 reply
+Refresh +Staehr BlameF calls.
2022-12-06 21:32
Yass
2022-12-06 21:46
HAHAHAHAHA "GOAT PLAYER"
2022-12-06 21:56
Gla1ve is such an L igl. He forced Farlig to play passive despite him being a combat awper, kicked their only aggressive element from the team, and is now trying to get through off the dev1ce and blame carry. Hes calling shit strats. This team either needs a new IGL or new coaching staff to kick gla1ves ass. No reason a team with blameF and dev1ce on it should be losing to a t2 team that struggles in t2.
2022-12-06 22:12
1 reply
They should hire HUNDEN as coach imo
2022-12-06 22:52
BaitF should be kicked long time ago
2022-12-06 23:21
No k0nfig no win
2022-12-06 23:24
GG. Great game from afro, WP. Adding device definitely seems to have improved Astralis towards the top of tier 2. Obviously they failed here but with time I think they should be winning some tier 2 events with this team.
2022-12-07 00:22
2 replies
gentle roast burns the deepest
2022-12-07 00:41
talk about damning with faint praise lmfao
2022-12-07 03:32
NAVI and s1mple wouldn't lose to HEET that's for sure so you can't say dev1ce is on top right now with the current Astralis team, they need two more players like ago players and riflers like Magisk and dupreeh used to be back in the day however, it was still a derby and Danish teams usually struggle big against French ones I can't remember the last time a Danish team was able to beat a French one.
2022-12-07 00:24
This team needs to rebuild around device and blamef. As for xyp, gla1ve and mistR: they either need to go, or have an insane turn-around.
2022-12-07 00:28
#128
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Brazil 1NTEL_
Gla1ve so bad
2022-12-07 00:39
Well I was expecting this.. What did they do in the last days/weeks ? Well, instead of having some fancy bootcamp to train they went in a tour in Denmark to give autographs and to try to bring some fans back. Unfortunately only blameF and device are playing at the Astralis level. Maybe they should go international, bring interz or sdy or buster. Bringing back device and asking him to play with academy member is not good for him either. Hope they gonna find a solution soon.
2022-12-07 00:54
1 reply
i think that glaive just got lucky or rather whole astralis prime lineup got lucky. they were all in sync with each other, every one of them good players in their prime. either way glaive has shown significant weakness as an igl when it comes to his lineups. he just keeps ripping through new players and he can't find the correct pieces. he doesn't know how to build a roster, he knows what to do with a working roster. astralis is never going to shine again with this chef in the kitchen. if he ain't got the right ingredients, he ain't good enough to fix a meal from whatever he's got.
2022-12-07 03:16
#131
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Brazil GsV
with blamef mistr and xypex, device will need to carry alone the entire team, but he never was this kind of player Astralis looking pretty much dead already
2022-12-07 01:10
-dev0ce -Xyp9x -gla0ve -mistr +nicoodoz +jabbi +staehr +roej Ez fix
2022-12-07 03:55
#137
 | 
Ukraine Bidus
Prrrrt. Beaten by a mix of unknown players.
2022-12-07 05:47
2 replies
#138
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North America minte
HEET are not just a random FPL mix lmao JACKZ and bodyy are storied players
2022-12-07 05:50
1 reply
#177
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Ukraine Bidus
Where were they stored? For what reason? Storage outside the city to get them when needed?
2022-12-09 22:28
Beach Boys - Wouldn't it be nice
2022-12-07 06:17
Since when did hltv make news about t3 tourney matches? Oh i forgot its a danish site xD
2022-12-07 07:50
BlameF (best danish player) couldn't carry vs cs goat (afro).
2022-12-07 09:36
Imo xyp played a pretty consistent series. Been playing better ever since they tweaked his role. BlameF and Device were both awesome. A pity it's supposed to be a 5v5 game. I'm yet to witness mistR ending a series with a positive rating.
2022-12-07 10:03
1 reply
#145
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Indonesia ivanovky
I think they need to find replacement for konfig ASAP, mistR not yet showing good performance, neeh someone with more experience and fire power
2022-12-07 10:28
Wish I had grays sports almanac for this one. The odds were insane
2022-12-07 10:15
#148
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Finland 5way
save dev1ce from this dumpster fire
2022-12-07 11:18
device after years is playing better than bots gla1ve MistR and xyp
2022-12-07 12:30
2 replies
He was on faceit grinding all year. Just not playing tournys.
2022-12-08 18:07
1 reply
ok
2022-12-08 18:43
yes tier 4 > tier 8
2022-12-07 14:09
-mistr +dazed
2022-12-07 17:47
Please astralis, stop being a snowflake and ask konfig to join back
2022-12-07 20:09
they done for good
2022-12-07 23:55
Early? I'd say they made it pretty far considering how trash they are as a team
2022-12-07 23:57
Such a disappointment
2022-12-08 00:06
K E K W
2022-12-08 04:41
kick blamef he is so shit baiter
2022-12-08 04:58
#172
jks | 
Denmark rolade
dev0rce
2022-12-08 11:54
#173
 | 
Europe dip6o
At least it's an upgrade from previous "awpers"
2022-12-08 14:10
BlameF baiting the entire team just to lose every round.
2022-12-08 18:06
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