CSGO – Astralis conquers DH Masters Marseille
Astralis drought in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has come to an end. After more than a year without raising a trophy, the Danish team won the Dream Hack Masters Marseille title on Sunday (22), after a victory over Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) in the Grand Final 2-0.
The team led by Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander debuted in the competition by sweeping Space Soldiers 16-2 on the Inferno and advanced to the next round after triumphing over Team Liquid 2-1 (14-16 on Mirage, 16-3 on Overpass and 16 to 3 on the Cache).
On the account of kills, the Danes were quite dominant. The first victory was over the FaZe Clan 2-0 (16 to 11 on Mirage and 16 on 6 on Nuke). In the quarterfinals, they won 2-0, against Fnatic (16 to 5 on Overpass and 16 to 12 on Mirage).
Na’Vi made a similar campaign, qualifying for the knockout round by winning the first two group stage clashes, against Renegades and Fnatic. Daniil “Zeus” Teslenko and the teammates arrived in the final after a double 2 to 0 against mousesports and Gambit Esports.
Astralis gave Natus Vincere no chance in the match for the title. The Danish team opened the series with a shocking 16 to 4 on Nuke and let out the champion shout after making 16 to 11 on Inferno.
Frustration for SK
The French edition of DreamHack Masters marked the debut of Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip with the Brazilians of SK Gaming. The player joined the team late last month for the mission to replace Epitacio “felps” of Melo, who went to Team Liquid.
Just like in the last championships that he participated in, the team did not manage to pass through the Group Stage. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo and company were eliminated when they lost two of the three series played in the competition.
Astralis is back as number one in the world
Tournament victory in DreamHack Masters Marseille sends the Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Astralis to the top of the world rankings.
To the stars” is the Danish Astralis motto, and at the moment their logo is brightest in the starry sky.
It is clear after the victory at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tournament DreamHack Masters in Marseille, the Danish team is stretched to the top of the recently announced world rankings.
Here Astralis has gone from fifth place to now number one. They take over the first place from world star stars from FaZe, which they beat in the quarterfinals in Marseille. Likewise, they pass the Swedish Fnatic, which was closed in the semifinals.
Astralis was at the top of the world rankings last June. Since then, the team has been down in a smaller valley where they had to say goodbye to Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye and instead bring Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif in. It is the team’s first title with the new player on the team.
In addition to being the number one in the world, Astralis also received an invitation to the big ESL One tournament in Cologne this summer, with a prize pool of 300,000 dollars. Next tournament for Astralis is IEM Sydney.
World Rankings (updated April 23)
3. FaZe Clan
4. Natus Vincere (Na’Vi)