Astralis tore through the competition to become the CS:GO ELEAGUE Premier 2018 winners without dropping a single map!
It all came down to a Bo3 grand final with Team Liquid where the Danes managed to win on both Inferno and Nuke. Here’s a breakdown of the tournament.
Astralis are the CS:GO ELEAGUE Premier 2018 Champions
Astralis faced 3 teams in four Bo3 matches, managing to win every single map. Only C9 managed to score above 12 rounds against Astralis in one game.
WHAT A RUSH (B). Check out the highlights from today's savagery. pic.twitter.com/mt1v1CtvwY
— ELEAGUE (@ELEAGUETV) July 29, 2018
Astralis scored Bo3 victories against C9, Team Liquid, mousesports, and Liquid again in the finals.
The Great Danes solidified their spot as the #1 CS:GO team in the world right now and take home $500k of the million dollar prize pool.
ELEAGUE Premier 2018 MVP: dev1ce
Everyone on Astralis put up a worthy performance, but it was Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz who managed to top frag on 6 out of the 8 maps and pick up a well-earned HLTV MVP medal.
— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) July 29, 2018
With 2 MVP medals and a LAN rating of 1.26 this year, dev1ce is rivaling s1mple and NiKo for the best CS:GO player of 2018.
A Solid Performance by Liquid
Runners-up Team Liquid also put on an impressive show. TL defeated the new MiBR roster in two Bo3 series and knocked out world #2 team NaVi in the semifinals.
NAF and Twistzz were two of the top performers of the entire tournament. TACO also showed incredible resolve to perform in the wake of a personal family tragedy, most notably stepping up on Overpass to eliminate NaVi and bring TL to the grand finals.
— ELEAGUE (@ELEAGUETV) July 28, 2018
They may not have won, but Liquid staked their claim as a solid fixture in the Elite 4 of CS:GO.
There’ll be a CS:GO player break throughout August. The next big event, DH Stockholm 2018, kicks off August 29. After that, all the biggest teams will be in action at the FACEIT London Major.