Astralis to play Navi in Semi Finals after defeating CLG

Astralis defeat CLG 2:0 and advance to the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Semi Finals, after what looked like to be a few tough matches. Astralis will be facing Navi in the Semi Finals.

Game 1

Astralis started the Bo3 on Cache, CLG’s pick, which seemed evident at the beginning as CLG managed to pick up the first 6 rounds. Astralis called in a pause down 6-0 and responded with a fast hit onto the A site, clinching their first round. However, Rickeh from CLG manged to kill 3 players on their exit, damaging Astralis’ economy.

Dev1ce responded the following round by getting 3 clean kills with the AWP and taking back some control, resetting CLG to pistols. These two rounds back-to-back allowed Astralis back into the game, despite starting off so poorly. They closed out the half at 9-6 in CLG’s favor.

Much like yesterdays game against SK on Train, Astralis’ CT-side proved to be too strong of a defense. Astralis seemed to shift into a higher gear, taking 7 straight rounds before CLG managed to win one round on their T-side. Bringing the score to 10-13 in Astralis’ favor.

Astralis easily closed out the game with CLG taking only 2 rounds in the second half bringing the final score to 16-11.

Game 2

After a somewhat closer game than what most people expected, the second map was to be played on Astralis’ pick, Inferno. Astralis opted to start on the CT-side but CLG once again proved to be worthy opponents.

CLG won the pistol and took the first 3 rounds, but in the 4th round Xyp9x had something to say yet again with another 4 kills while holding the B site, giving Astralis there first round on the 2nd map.

The first half was very back and forth with CLG looking pretty tough and Astralis appeared to be struggling at some points. The half-time score was 8-7 in CLG’s favor, so Astralis would be starting on the back foot in the second half.

CLG again took the first 3 rounds, but this time Gla1ve the Team Leader took inspiration from Xyp9x and got himself 4 kills snagging the first round of the second half, with Astralis trailing at 11-8.

In Astralis fashion, they remained disciplined and never gave up, fighting their way back into the game. After a tough few rounds Astralis manage to secure the victory against CLG with the final score being 16-13.

With this victory, Astralis secured their place in the Semi Finals where they will Face off against Navi.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to catch all the live action on Star Ladder or catch up on all the action you missed on Star Ladder’s YouTube.


Astralis Advance to the Quater Finals over SK

After a very solid CT side during the 2nd half, Astralis takes the win over SK and advance to the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Quarter Finals where they will face CLG in a Bo3.

The match started off a bit shaky with SK winning the pistol and securing a 3-0 lead over Astralis. Despite this and even Dev1ce accidentally killing Kjearbye, Astralis didn’t make it easy for SK going back and forth. They ended up on a 10-5 scoreline at half-time in SK’s favor.

The 2nd half on Train was a different story with Astralis taking the pistol round and easily tying it up on 10-10. SK weren’t giving up though and managed to secure their first round on the Terrorist side. However, Xyp9x had something to say tying the score again at 11-11 with an impressive 4 kills while taking 0 points of damage.

Astralis closed the match out at 16-12 and won the 2nd half very convincingly with SK only taking two rounds.

Astralis are now looking forward to the Quarter Final where they will face off against CLG. Astralis have already beaten CLG once at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 earlier on in the series.

Astralis aren’t taking it easy though and are prepared for a tough match.

You can catch the match on Star Ladder at 18:00 CET

If you missed Astralis vs SK you can watch it on Star Ladder.