Astralis CS:GO star, Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, has criticized OpTic Gaming’s performance after beating them 2-0 at ESL One New York.
After Astralis’ incredible win at the StarLadder Berlin Major over Avangar, many fans of the Danish side feel that they have reclaimed their place as the best CS:GO team in the world and were one of the favorites coming into ESL One New York.
Astralis kicked off the tournament with a series against OpTic Gaming and, despite beating them 2-0, they found themselves matching up with their Danish rivals yet again in a decider match for the playoffs after falling to the new Evil Geniuses roster.
Unfortunately for OpTic, the score of the rematch mirrored the first series, with Astralis closing out the series 2-0 in dominant fashion.
In an interview with HLTV, gla1ve fired some shots at OpTic, after comments were made ahead of the rematch by OpTic’s in-game leader MSL, claiming that they were ready to display their deep playbook against the Berlin Major champions on Dust 2.
“They said they have a deep playbook on Dust2, so I don't know why they didn't show it!” criticized gla1ve, “but it was a good match and I think we played it much better than we did against EG, although I think EG do have a little bit more individual skill than OpTic.”
Gla1ve and Astralis will now have to look forward to a semi-final against the #1 ranked Team Liquid side who have shown a strong performance so far at ESL One NY, going undefeated in the group stage.
However, despite their defeat to the former NRG squad in the group stage, gla1ve remained confident about Astralis’s chances of coming away with the win in New York.
“I'm looking forward to it because we had a great game against Liquid in Berlin and I hope we can get the win, go through to the final, and get a winning streak going", the Danish star expressed.
If Astralis can get by Team Liquid it will be likely that the Danish side will get their chance at revenge on the new Evil Geniuses roster in the grand final.
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