A svipser in Copenhagen and a triumph in Beijing.
Thus, Astralis past ten days best described. Svipseren in Copenhagen came at an unfortunate time – in front of 12,000 Danish fans in the Royal Arena.
But with a perfect tournament under the belt this week Astralis skinned to the top of the world ranking back from the american Evil Geniuses, which just had it on loan.
Astralis went through the IEM Beijing without dropping a single map, and Sunday morning the team could allow themselves to pay tribute to the winners. The title reflects also hltv.org’s update of the world ranking, where the Astralis now have 974 points, which is 152 more than the americans.
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Astralis sat himself on the verdensranglistens top in unheard-of 14 months, until the team in the spring and was overturned by the stick after some fluctuating results.
With the first place back in Danish hands is the team where it should be, says the sports director Kasper White
the Team managed over a period of more than one year continuously to be ahead of all the others, and at one point picks up the other, and unknowingly hit a period where you maybe taking some things for granted.
- In a packed programme, which not really had time to analyse in depth and breathe, it was a challenge to continue to develop teams, players and games, says White.
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- the Goal is to have the best and most interesting team in the world for many years to come. In addition to being crazy talented players is Astralis-the boys among the first to seriously work with the performance culture at all levels.
- There is still plenty to work with on all teams, but today we welcome just about to have won an extremely heavily occupied tournament - and so is the first place the anyway a small celebration worth noting sportsdirektøren.