Astralis eliminate Complexity to pave their way to playoffs
The first map took us to a familiar land, Complexity's pick of Inferno. Astralis picked up their CT-side pistol, but the American side quickly fired back stealing the conversion, and even taking one more for the cherry on top. Unfortunately for the Complexity boys, that 2-1 lead was the only lead they would taste on Inferno as Astralis quickly buckled up and held strong, only allowing the Americans one more T-side round, taking the first half 12-3.
Complexity started the second half on the right foot, taking the required pistol and conversion, but their time had come as Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander called four round wins in a row to take the Americans' pick 16-5.
With their map pick out of the window in dominating fashion, Complexity needed a lifeline to take the Danes' pick of Nuke and force a third map. Taking the offensive side, Astralis won their pistol round and conversion but not before COL answered back with three of their own. In an ebb and flow manner, Astralis won the next three rounds, but the North Americans closed out the half expertly, taking 10 rounds with them into their attacking half.
They continued their win streak and pulled it to nine rounds with the pistol and its conversion, taking a 12-5 lead early on in the second half. Astralis then took over the momentum of the second half, but by piecing together rounds here and there, COL put together all they needed to secure Overpass at 16-11.
With the two teams trading their map picks, they decided their fates on the mutually agreed upon battleground of Nuke, formerly Astralis' home turf. The Danish T-side dominated the first quarter of the game, with the second quarter being a much more back and forth affair, with eight rounds in a row going back and forth between the teams. Complexity finished the half with seven CT rounds, not an amazing result but just enough to get them in the conversation for the second half.
Unfortunately, it proved not enough as Astralis' staunch defense held firm in the face of North American aggression, with Astralis finishing up the second half with a commanding 16-9 finish.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer||67 - 40||+27||92.5||79.5%||1.48|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander||65 - 49||+16||94.0||82.2%||1.40|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth||42 - 40||+2||78.3||80.8%||1.20|
|Asger 'Farlig' Jensen||55 - 36||+19||65.0||79.5%||1.20|
|Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke||37 - 50||-13||60.8||75.3%||0.87|
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Paytyn 'junior' Johnson||51 - 52||-1||73.0||71.2%||0.99|
|Ricky 'floppy' Kemery||45 - 55||-10||73.5||65.8%||0.95|
|Michael 'Grim' Wince||44 - 50||-6||63.3||64.4%||0.94|
|Justin 'FaNg' Coakley||38 - 55||-17||70.5||65.8%||0.81|
|Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou||34 - 54||-20||53.9||65.8%||0.73|
With this result, Complexity are eliminated from the Roobet Cup and Astralis make their way to the playoffs where their opponent will be forZe. Complexity finish the Roobet Cup with two losses and a forfeit win over Movistar Riders.