Astralis advanced into the lower bracket of the BLAST Fall Finals after winning against FaZe Clan, wowing the Danish audience in attendance and earning their spot at the BLAST World Finals in December with their new skins list.
Astralis got off to a hot start with Mirage, taking the pistol and building the lead after massive rounds of back-to-back from the new Lucky addition. The Danes won six in a row before FaZe hit the board with ecologically uncertain scores, but the fans in Copenhagen only became noisier when Astralis returned immediately and secured the lead. for their CT team. Astralis led 12-3 after halftime, with 20 and 18 coming from F and Lucky respectively.
FaZe won a much-needed pistol round to start their CT round and keep the crowd quiet even more. FaZe shortened the score to 12-8 before a k0nfig clutch gave Astralis their first T-side round. But FaZe bounced back right away, with a Twistzz-rain play that shorted Astralis and broke the Danish bank. Astralis eventually got to game 14 by going up against FaZe’s connected play, and in the process, FaZe’s team went bankrupt before robbing their opponent’s pick of Mirage 16-10. BlameF finished with 30 frags to mark a successful Mirage return for Astralis, who hasn’t played the map since 2019.
Rain started to get mad at Nuke and FaZe used that momentum to give their CT team a quick 5-0 lead. Astralis gets on the board thanks to some Deagle heroes from Lucky, but FaZe constantly relies on the rain to get kills while the veteran can serve. Rain ended the first half with 22 kills, providing FaZe with an 11-4 lead at halftime.
Twistzz made Astralis’ mission a lot more difficult with a triple kill on FaZe’s T-side pistol. Astralis were unable to string the consecutive rounds of CT they needed to really push the effort back, as FaZe overcame Astralis on Nuke 16-6. Rain ended up with 26 kills and only 10 deaths, with the karrigan also chipping away in 20 kills of his own.
A near-perfect pistol from Astralis to start their CT side in Dust2 sent the Copenhagen crowd into a frenzy. FaZe returned fire with a two-round win through the opening teamfight, but once again Lucky beat in the crucial first round with a massive hold against B. K0nfig followed that up with a four-AWP kill on site A, allowing Astralis to continue to build on its massive success. leading to 11-4 during halftime.
FaZe shortened Astralis’ lead to 11-8, before Lucky put Astralis on the table in the second half with a close 1-1 win over Twistzz. Then Astralis got lucky when he challenged broky’s AWP and survived, taking the lead to 14-8. An intrepid quad kill from k0nfig brought Astralis back to the head and gla1ve’s AWP eventually drove the dagger into FaZe.
The results so far at the Fall Finals should make the Astralis campers happy. At the first tournament since the major roster swap, they defeated the former superstar dev1ce and his NiP allies before beating FaZe today, even both. blame F and gla1ve play under the weather. Given the teams are still in contention in Copenhagen and those that have already qualified for the Worlds, Astralis has now secured a spot in December, regardless of how the rest of the Fall Finals play out.
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