Astralis set to face Faze in the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals after defeating Navi.

Astralis defeat Navi 2:0 advancing to the  SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals where they will face off against Faze.

Game 1

The first map of the Bo3 Semi Finals was played on Overpass being picked by Navi. Overpass being one of Astralis’ best maps proved to be true.

Although the match started off fairly even with the score being 5-4 in Astralis’ favor going into the 10th round. It was a very clutch 3 kills by Dev1ce that really helped Astralis kick it up a notch and get the momentum rolling.

It was after this moment that Astralis were fired up and ready to go, closing out the half 11-4 against Navi.

Coming into the second half Navi did take the pistol round, but Astralis responded with an explosive Tech 9 B rush taking back control.

Astralis kept composure through the second half despite giving up a few close rounds, but in the end Astralis took the victory over Navi 16-8.

Game 2

The 2nd map was played on Astralis’ pick which was Nuke. Astralis did manage to take the first round, but Navi wasn’t giving up that easy with the first few rounds being traded.

Once again, Astralis’ synergy proved to be too strong completely running away with the half securing another 11-4 lead at half-time.

The second half was not as convincing as the first. Astralis did manage to take the first two rounds, but Navi had to do something if they wanted a fighting chance and that they did.

Navi turned it around and took 6 rounds in a row, definitely applying some pressure to Astralis. Gla1ve called a tactical timeout going into the 24th round with the score now being 13-10 in Astralis’ favor.

With that tactical timeout Astralis took a moment to focus and get their heads back in the game. Whatever was said during the timeout was enough as Astralis closed out the match winning the next three rounds and moving onto the Finals defeating Navi 16-10.

If you missed the matches you can watch them on Star Ladder’s YouTube.

 

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Astralis are ready to face off against Navi to secure a place in the Finals

After defeating CLG 2:0 and advancing to the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Semi Finals. Astralis will have to defeat Navi in order to keep the run alive.

Astralis seem confident in their abilities but know they will have to be on point to close it out against Navi, especially after CLG made it a bit more difficult than most would have guessed.

“Professeur” who writes for hltv.org asked Dupreeh how he feels going into the match against Navi.

Usually, we have a really good match up against Na`Vi, they are playing pretty well this tournament and I think they are in one of their better forms that they have been lately. GuardiaN has started to hit his shots and in general, they are starting to play better as a team.

I think we have a really big advantage in the veto though, that’s what I feel at least. I think it is going to be a good matchup tomorrow no matter what. It’s going to be hard as always, we always play close with them. If we have better conditions tomorrow and we don’t have to sit around the entire day, wait for the rest to play, the amount of time we have to go home and prepare, mentally as well, will result in a good matchup. Also, I think our playstyle fits well against Na`Vi’s.  – Dupreeh

Source via HLTV

Hopefully Astralis has what it takes to take it all the way.

Catch the match on Star Ladder scheduled to start at 14:30 CET

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.