Face Off Against FaZe in Upper Semi-Finals

April 9, 2024
  • Date: April 9, 2024
  • Tournament: IEM Chengdu 2024 (LAN)
  • Opponent: FaZe
  • Format: Upper Semi-Finals, Group B (Best of Three). The winner advances to playoffs.
  • Watch the match LIVE on Astralis.gg/watch
  • The game begins at 10:30 CEST

The official debut of our newly redefined main roster, under the guidance of head coach Casper "Ruggah" Due, was everything our players could ever ask for in their opening match in China.

Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz and his teammates started their match on Ancient with a bang, securing the pistol round with ease. 

Our guys continued their dominance with a strong CT-side performance, securing a 10-2 lead before switching sides. A flawless 3-0 win streak as Terrorists clinched the victory, setting up a next-round clash in the Upper Semi-Finals of Group B against FaZe on Tuesday, April 9, at 10:30 CEST.

It's a Best of Three format, and the winner advances to the playoffs.

Dominating the Leaderboard

Our 28-year-old star AWPer, dev1ce, stole the show and turned in a strong individual performance, dominating the leaderboard as the top fragger in his debut as our Main team's In-Game Leader (IGL).

In addition to his remarkable overall 2.0 rating, +17 K/D Difference (21-4), and 113.1 ADR (Average Damage per Round), he earned a 100% win rate on the T-side.

And by the way, his first call as an IGL on the T side was to execute a very effective rush B strategy.

Against FaZe, our newly appointed IGL will surely be put to the test against one of the best teams in the world, just recently playing in the prestigious final of the PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024.

This matchup showcases two legendary Danish players, each leading their respective teams as captains. Finn "karrigan" Andersen, the esteemed 33-year-old captain of FaZe, will face off against our very own legendary AWPer, dev1ce. 

br0: He serves as a role model for the lineup

We asked Alexander "br0" Bro, the newest addition to the roster, for his thoughts on the team's debut with the newly adjusted lineup and dev1ce's first time as IGL.

What do you think of the new roster's debut?

"It went as expected, but the real test will be tomorrow against FaZe," says br0.

"We've gained confidence and reaffirmed our belief that our strategies are effective. Moreover, our unity has been strengthened."

How would you describe dev1ce as an IGL?

"He's exceptionally skilled. He serves as a role model for the lineup, demonstrating leadership qualities that seem to come naturally to him," the 21-year-old rifler states.

The Danes Map Win Rate

  • Mirage: 43% (7 maps)
  • Nuke: 40% (5 maps)
  • Overpass: 80% (5 maps)
  • Vertigo: 25% (8 maps)
  • Ancient:  78% (9 maps)

Watch Highlights: Main vs Steel Helmet

Our Main team breezed through to the Upper semi-finals of Group B, leaving no room for doubt, as they demonstrated their prowess with a commanding 13-2 win over the stand-in opponent of the day, Steel Helmet, in this best-of-one match on Ancient.