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Astralis - and especially the big boy blameF - were in excellent shape yesterday. And we’re not just talking about his biceps. Phwoar.
The Danes went 2-0 and blameF picked up 52 kills in the two maps they played, as they spanked ASG and clapped ENCE to bring back the vibes of the old Astralis. Let’s hope it’s no more than vibes.
They were joined by NiP - who despite Brollan’s pistol... ahem, prowess, took down both Endpoint and Bad News Eagles. Not the biggest names, but names nonetheless.
Copenhagen Flames also went 2-0 - and they’ve been using their time to geek out super hard. We can talk about them being better than Sprout or SINNERS, or we can just watch this sexy molotov-smoke combo over and over.
And of course, as always, Players aka Gambit went 2-0 as they ended some underdog dreams. The usual.
ASG are 0-2, but we doubt anyone expected more from them, so it seems a bit harsh to call them bad; hence the title.
Similarly Sprout, who are without one of their main roster, so it’d be unfair to expect more. Sangal had a decent showing against G2, but find themselves one series from elimination, also with a coach standing in.
The genuinely disappointing teams have been G2 and Endpoint. A whole lot of people expected more from Endpoint, and while it’s been just BO1s so far, it’s still not a great look for them.
A 16-3 loss to Entropiq - who were upset by Bad News Eagles in game one - made the day a pretty sour one for the UK-ish team who are now 0-2.
While G2 are 1-1, losing game one to Anonymo is eminently memeable, and so we thought we’d include them here. They... don’t look great, so far. They were unconvincing in their win over Sangal, and even worse in the loss.
We mean, obviously.
Are ENCE really any good? Well, probably, but we can’t be sure. They were on the wrong end of a blameF bashing and toppled the giants of Team Spirit, and we’ll really need the BO3s to be certain.
Spirit bounced back with a win after losing to ENCE, but they’re perennial question marks regardless. Finding out if they’re any good is like trying to predict a FURIA T-side. Straight up impossible.
Bad News Eagles could definitely be in the good category following an overtime win vs Entropiq, but we’ll err on the side of caution until the BO3s come out - Entropiq, too. They lost a close one and banged out Endpoint. They’re probably fine.
HEET are on the lower end of this spectrum, especially as they came in as the 8th highest ranked team in the group; an opening loss to SINNERS was answered with a win over Sprout, but it doesn’t fill the Frenchmen with any confidence.
Everyone beats Sprout.
Anonymo took down G2 and lost to Players, which is probably performing above expectation so far; but they’re still a question mark going into the rest of the days. Will they be able to keep up the upsets?
You only get to play G2 once, sadly.