Today was a day of shutouts, as both Cloud9 and Astralis 2-0'd there opponents. Astralis steamrolled their way passed fnatic with ease, and will now be facing Cloud9 in the semifinals. If you missed even one round of the action, read ahead for a full recap of the smackdown by Astralis.
1. Fnatic removed Nuke
2. Astralis removed Cobblestone
3. Fnatic picked Train
4. Astralis picked Overpass
5. Astralis removed Cache
6. Fnatic picked Mirage
7. Inferno was left over
Map 1 (Train)
Astralis 16:5 Fnatic
Fnatic as a whole looked discombobulated this game, compared to Astralis' flawless play. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson had the worst game for Fnatic by far, only managing four kills on 19 deaths, with a rating of 0.32. The rest of the team hardly did any better, with Robin "flusha" Ronnquist top fragging at 14-18.
Astralis, on the other hand, played out of their minds. Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen finished with a beautiful K/D of 28-8 and a rating of 2.14, while Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz picked up 23 kills on only four deaths.
Dupreeh only had 24 kills going into the final round, but he decided he needed a few more before the end of the game. Watch as he remains completely undetected to pick off the remaining Fnatic players and secure the map win.
Map 2 (Overpass)
Astralis 16:12 fnatic
Fnatic attempted to turn things around on Overpass, however their efforts proved to be futile. KRIMZ was at least able to get more than four kills this time, going positive with a K/D of 23-21. Unfortunately for Fnatic, this was the only positive performance of the game (and the entire series). Jesper "JW" Wecksell took over the bottom fragger spot this time, finishing with a lowly 11 kills on 20 deaths and a rating of 0.69.
Dupreeh and dev1ce once again went off, finishing 31-13 and 26-13 respectively. These two working together are proving to be a very dangerous combo that fnatic clearly was not prepared for. Dupreeh always seems to be able to take over, however dev1ce is right there to back him up.
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