The story of the StarLadder Berlin Major: Astralis' CSGO Hat-Trick

by Connor Bennett



Counter-Strike: Global Offensive kings Astralis completed an unprecedented back-to-back-to-back Major success at the StarLadder Berlin Major. This is the story of how they managed to do it.

When it comes to CSGO, top names stand out above the rest when entering tournament play. You’ve got FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, MIBR, and G2 to just name a few. Yet, one stands above the rest - Astralis.

The Danish Counter-Strike kings may have lost their spot on the throne of the game’s world rankings when they started picking and choosing which events to attend, but they’ve still been a force to be reckoned with.


Entering the StarLadder Berlin Major, many fans and pundits had already crowned Team Liquid as North America’s second Major winning team, but that wasn’t to be the case.

Astralis captured another CSGO Major title at the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Dexerto's latest esports documentary tracks the StarLadder Berlin CSGO Major from start to end - including the heartbreaking exits of on the rise squads in CR4ZY and Mousesports and Renegade’s shock semi-finals appearance - before culminating in Astralis’ ascent back to the top.

There are also exclusive interviews with eventual champions in Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen and Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander who detail Astralis' rise back to the top, as well as how they felt winning another Major.


On the other side of things, AVANGAR’s Alexey ‘qikert’ Golubev also gives his perspective on how the CIS-based squad shocked everybody to take on Astralis in the Grand Finals - even though they eventually fell to a 2-0 defeat.

Aside from hearing from players involved, esports historian Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields gives his unrivaled insight on proceedings with a number of interviews about the action. Hosts James ‘BanKs’ Banks and Frankie Ward also giving their say-so on the intense CSGO Major action amid interviewing players.

So, if you missed anything from the StarLadder Major, you can jump right in and get a complete rundown of everything that unfolded. We guarantee that you won’t want to miss it this time around, either.