dev1ce and Co. Strike Back in London with a Dominant Win to Secure Playoff Spot

June 14, 2024
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  • Date: June 13, 2024
  • Tournament: BLAST Premier Spring Final (LAN)
  • Opponent: SAW (Portugal)
  • Format: Group A lower bracket final (BO3)
  • The winner advances to the playoff quarter-finals, while the losing team is eliminated.
  • Result: A resounding 2-0 victory (13-6 on Dust2 and 13-3 on Inferno)

After a bitter defeat in the opening round in an intense and closely contested match against Natus Vincere, dev1ce and Co. were undoubtedly fueled by a burning desire to strike back in the Group A lower bracket final the following day, facing SAW.

Sure enough, the Main team secured their first win in London with a dominant performance on Dust2 and a commanding victory on Inferno, making it a confident 2-0 series victory against the Portuguese side. SAW was sent home packing after a harsh defeat with two one-sided battles, leaving no need for our guys to show up on the decider map, Nuke.

Our team is through to the playoffs and quarter-finals, which take place on Friday, June 14, at 17:00 CEST.

As the 3rd place team in Group A, we will face off against the runner-up in Group B, which will either be Spirit or Virtus.pro.

Team Stats: Astralis vs SAW

  • Team rating: 0.68 vs 1.47
  • First kills: 10 vs 25
  • Clutches won: 0 vs 1
Individual Stats:
Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz
  • Most kills: 36
  • Most damage: 109.9
  • Most AWP kills: 12
  • Most first kills: 8
  • Best rating: 1.90
Victor "Staehr" Staehr
  • Most assists: 12

In Total Control on Dust2

With a solid defensive showing on the CT side, our lineup left no room for their Portuguese opponents to set up anything successful on the T side.

The Portuguese roster continued to attack Bombsite A, but with little effect, as dev1ce and his team were in complete control this time, unlike the previous day.

Securing an 8-4 lead before switching sides at halftime, it was only a matter of time before the Danes took home the first map win at the BLAST Premier Spring Final in London.

The Danes quickly made it 5-3 on the T side and ultimately won 13-6.

  • Our 28-year-old in-game leader was omnipresent on the leaderboard on Dust2, having the most kills (20), the highest average damage dealt (103.2), the most AWP kills (9), most first kills (5), and, surely enough, the best rating (1.82).
  • Staehr had the most assists (8).

Confident Showing on Inferno

Casper "ruggah" Due's troops continued to ride their momentum into their map pick, Inferno, where they were once again in total control.

This time around, dev1ce and Co. delivered a masterclass T-side performance, making it 9-3 before halftime. In the latter half, the Danes wrapped things up quickly with a 4-0 lead, resulting in a dominating win on Inferno with a final score of 13-3.

  • Martin "stavn" Lund led the way with the most kills (18) and most first kills (5), while dev1ce dealt the most average damage (117.9) and secured the most AWP kills once again (3).
  • Our IGL had the best rating on Inferno (2.05), and Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard had the most assists (5).

What's Next?

  • The team is through to the playoffs and quarter-finals, which take place on Friday, June 14, at 20:00 CEST.
  • As the 3rd place team in Group A, we will face off against the runner-up in Group B, which will either be Spirit or Virtus.pro.