Astralis beat Team Vitality 2-1 in BLAST Premier Semi-finals

BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 Double Elimination CSGO tournament held online. Here 8 teams will take part in Best-of-3 matches for the $1 million prize pool.

Astralis has shown amazing performances in the initial stages with two consecutive 2-1 victory against teams like Evil Geniuses and G2 Esports. Throughout the stages, star players like “dupreeh” and “device” have stood out from team Astralis with their show-stealing plays.

Team Vitality has been absolutely bulldozing their way throughout the initial stages. They won both of their games in a dominant 2-0 fashion against Team Complexity and Team Liquid. The star players of this team are mainly “shox” and “ZywOo” who’s been ranked as the number 1 CSGO player for two years in a row.

This was a hard-fought semi-final with insane plays and clutch moments coming out from both teams. In the end, Astralis beat Team Vitality by a close margin and secure their spot in the grand finals.

Team lineups:

Astralis:

  • Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen
  • Andreas ‘Xyp9x‘ Hojsleth
  • Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz
  • Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif
  • Lukas ‘gla1ve‘ Rossander

Team Vitality:

  • Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut
  • Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire
  • Richard ‘shox‘ Papillon
  • Cedric ‘RpK’ Guipouy
  • Kevin ‘misutaaa‘ Rabier
  • Nabil ‘Nivera‘ Benrlitom

Map-wise scores:

Dust2
Astralis 16 – 14 Team Vitality
Overpass
Astralis 10 – 16 Team Vitality
Inferno
Astralis 16 – 5 Team Vitality

MVP:

Image via ZywOo's twitter
Image via ZywOo’s twitter

Throughout the series, the player that stood out the most was “ZywOo”. This man showed exactly why he was ranked as the number 1 player for two years straight. His insane performance today that includes a 1 versus 3 clutch clearly shows what caliber of player he actually is. He had a +32 K\D and 98.3% ADR.

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