February 25, 2020

PLAY-OFFS SECURED

A strong showing on Overpass and a nail-biting comeback into double overtime on Vertigo secure Astralis a spot in the legendary Spodek Arena.

The next match on Thursday will decide whether we go straight to the semifinal or quarterfinal. But one thing is for sure: Astralis will play in the Spodek Arena in Katowice on Friday in front of 12,000 Counter-Strike fans. 

Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander, In-Game Leader, Astralis

- We were a bit shaky in the first event at BLAST Premier in London so it was important for us to reset fast and fight back. We've spent the last couple of weeks getting back in the groove and find our way back to positive habits and the structure we've always worked with.

- Today's victory was very important to us. Both because we've had a lot of work to do and because Vitality with ZywOo is an incredibly strong team. They showed that on the second map which got a little too close for comfort. 

"We have some great memories from the arena" - Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander.

Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander, In-Game Leader, Astralis

- The Polish crowd is very passionate about the teams they support, and vice versa if you're unpopular. But we have a lot of great memories from the arena and it's by far one of the most epic places to win a tournament. 

- I don't see us as favorites but we are definitely one of those teams that can go all the way. We've shown that before and if we can win the next match we're close to the victory. But the year is young and there are probably still some surprises in store for us from the other teams. Right now we're just happy to have won such a close game. 

The next match for Astralis is on Thursday.

Find the full schedule here.