- Date: September 26th, 2023
- Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 18 (LAN)
- Format: Playoff Stage - Single Elimination Bracket (Bo3)
- Opponent: Eternal Fire (Ranked #44 in ESL's World Ranking)
- Match: Round of 16 (3rd Place Winner 2 vs. Last Chance 2)
- Schedule: The best-of-three match is set to start at 15:30 CEST.
The main team is ready to compete in the prestigious ESL Pro League Season 18 LAN Tournament in Malta this week.
After four exciting weeks of group stage action, 16 teams have qualified for the playoff stage, all aiming for the Grand Final and, ultimately, the ESL Pro League trophy.
The Danish quintet advanced to the playoffs following a successful stint in Group A during the tournament's first week.
Despite an initial loss to Ninjas In Pyjamas, blameF and the team rallied, securing three consecutive wins, culminating in a 2-0 victory against FURIA.
As the 3rd place winner from Group A vs. the last-chance winner from Group D, the guys are gearing up to face the Turkish squad, Eternal Fire, which currently ranks 44th in ESL's world rankings.
The match is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th, at 15:30 CEST. Fans can catch all the live action on Astralis Watch, joining the community chat to cheer on the team.
Of note, the Danish squad's in-game leader, Benjamin "blameF" Bremer, made a significant impact during the group stage. He topped the leaderboards with 32 opening kills, an 80% opening duel success rate, and 0.16 opening kills per round.
casle Reveals: The Most Important Focus Before the Playoff
casle has shared his tactical insights and hopes for the upcoming playoff stage, and you can find his thoughts right here.
The experienced coach highlights the most important aspects the Danish roster focused on in the practice room before traveling to Malta.
Playoff Stage Overview
- If the squad manages to qualify for the Round of 12, they will face off against BIG on Wednesday, September 27th, at 15:30 CEST in a best-of-three match.
- If blameF and Co. secure another victory and advance to the Round of 8, they will compete against Natus Vincere on Thursday, September 28th, at 19:00 CEST.
- As always, you can catch all the action live on ASTRALIS WATCH and engage with the Astralis community in the chat forum.