The Danish Counter-Strike team Astralis had for the third time in a row go crestfallen home from the tournament Blast Pro Series in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen after missing a runner on Saturday.
the Tournament has been a headache for the danes, who have not yet won in front of the big hjemmepublikum in Copenhagen.
- It makes the insanely evil, and it is an empty feeling, one is faced with. It could have been so cool to win this here tournament. It is something we have struggled much, says Lukas "Gla1ve" Rossander, who is the captain of the Astralis.
- You can call it a headache. We had little hope to go in the final this time. Of course, it is too bad, and there must be solved a code, and when it will be resolved, may the time show, he says.
Astralis, who have won the biggest tournaments in the world, and can write the four major titles on the cv (a kind of WORLD cup Counter Strike, red.), ended up as number four out of the six teams in the tournament in Copenhagen, although the team were the highest placed team in the world, there was with.
Astralis-camp, reports on the increased pressure-up to the tournament. The team had a bad day Friday, that came to cost for the danes. Here lost their two matches, and therefore had danes all the time the knife to the throat on Saturday.
- I can feel it on your own body, when family and friends come, and you will not disappoint them. It is a feeling, you must learn to work with, and that is something that - in retrospect - that we should put more emphasis on, say Danny "Zonic" Sørensen, who is the team's coach.
Blast Pro Series is a different format than other Counter Strike tournaments. You can play the best of a course, where there are usually played best of three.
at the same time, played many matches just after each other, which, according to captain Lukas "Gla1ve" Rossander fits poorly to the team.
- I will not say it is a frivolous format, but it does not fit well for us. We like the longer battles, where you have time to prepare. So I am looking to change it, he says.
Astralis' fourth place in the tournament awards a prize fund of 100,000 dollars. The overall winner of the tournament gets the button 840.000 in prize money.
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