Astralis advance to last at BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020
Astralis recorded a 2-1 win over Group Vitality on Saturday to punch their ticket to the grand final in the BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020.
Astralis sandwiched a 16-14 win on Dust II and 16-5 success on Inferno around a 16-10 setback on Overpass.
Denmark’s Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen notched team-high overalls in eliminates (67) and kills-to-death differential (plus-14) to pace Astralis, who will contend in the grand final on Sunday.
Frenchman Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut had 81 kills and a plus-32 kills-to-death differential for Group Vigor, who will square off versus Natus Vincere in the lower-bracket final on Sunday.
Natus Vincere advanced to that stage after tape-recording a 2-0 success over Group Liquid. Na’Vi secured a 16-13 win on Inferno and 16-14 success on Nuke.
Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev of the Ukraine had 54 eliminates and a plus-17 kills-to-death differential to rate Natus Vincere.
American Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski had 48 eliminates and a plus-8 kills-to-death differential for Liquid, who were eliminated following the loss.
The $1 million Counter-Strike: Global Offensive online occasion began Tuesday and consists of eight teams.
The competition includes a double-elimination bracket with all matches best-of-three, consisting of the Sunday grand final. The winning group will pocket $600,000.