Fixtures

LOL - LEC Spring 01/28 17:00 - Team BDS vs Astralis View
CS:GO - Blast Premier Spring 01/29 15:00 1 Astralis vs OG View
LOL - LEC Spring 01/29 17:00 - Excel vs Astralis View
LOL - LEC Spring 02/04 18:00 - SK Gaming vs Astralis View
LOL - LEC Spring 02/05 16:00 - Team Vitality vs Astralis View
LOL - LEC Spring 02/05 16:00 - Team Vitality vs Astralis View

Results

LOL - LEC Spring 01/22 16:50 - MAD Lions v Astralis 1-0
CS:GO - FUNSPARK ULTI 01/22 14:00 - Astralis v Entropiq 2-1
LOL - LEC Spring 01/21 17:40 - Fnatic v Astralis 1-0
CS:GO - FUNSPARK ULTI 01/20 14:00 - Astralis v Fnatic 2-1
CS:GO - FUNSPARK ULTI 01/18 14:00 - Astralis v K23 1-2
LOL - LEC Spring 01/16 17:40 - Rogue v Astralis 1-0
LOL - LEC Spring 01/15 19:00 - G2 Esports v Astralis 1-0
LOL - LEC Spring 01/14 19:50 - Misfits Gaming v Astralis 1-0
CS:GO - Blast Premier World Final 12/17 18:30 85 Team Liquid v Astralis 2-0
CS:GO - Blast Premier World Final 12/16 12:30 81 Ninjas in Pyjamas v Astralis 1-2
CS:GO - Blast Premier World Final 12/15 15:30 71 Team Vitality v Astralis 2-0
CS:GO - IEM Winter 12/03 15:45 69 Astralis v Team Liquid 0-2

Wikipedia - Astralis

Astralis is a Danish esports organization. Best known for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, they also have teams representing other games, such as FIFA and League of Legends. The parent group of Astralis is the Astralis Group, who previously managed Origen and Future F.C. before the merger of all teams under the Astralis brand.

History

History

2018

On January 19, Astralis entered into the ELEAGUE Major in the United States with the group stages being played in Atlanta and the playoffs in Boston. Astralis, being the previous ELEAGUE major champions, were eager to claim the title and have a wonderful start for 2018 after a good run at the previous year. However, things didn't go as expected as they started the tournament by losing to Mousesports. The Danes found themselves in a pretty tough situation, but they managed to catch up by winning the second game against their old rivals North in a classic Danish derby. On the third day of the tournament, they got upset by Fnatic as the Swedes left them with no more losses to conceive during the group stage in order to qualify. In the end, Astralis were eliminated after a surprising loss against Cloud9, the team who later went on to win the major after winning a best-of-three grand final against the tournament favourites, FaZe Clan.

In February, Kjaerbye unexpectedly left Astralis to join North. Astralis were left scrambling for a fifth player but fortunately, they were able to sign Emil "Magisk" Reif a few days later. This would mark the beginning of an astronomical rise to the top and domination over the Counter-Strike scene. After a quarter-final finish at StarSeries S4 and a semi-final loss at IEM Katowice 2018, they reached the summit after a spectacular performance at DreamHack Marseille 2018, convincingly beating FaZe Clan, Fnatic, and Natus Vincere on their way to the title. Although they lost to FaZe Clan in the grand final after a narrow 3-0 best of five series at IEM Sydney 2018, they bounced back at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, swiftly defeating FaZe Clan and beating Team Liquid 3–1 to grab the trophy. They continued their dominance with trophies at ECS Season 5 Finals and ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018, with a semi-final loss to Natus Vincere at ESL One: Cologne 2018 in between.

Astralis then crowned their era with their second Major title at FACEIT Major: London 2018, quickly beating FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, and Natus Vincere without dropping a single map in the playoffs. A mere 6 days later, they defeated MIBR 2–1 in the grand-final at BLAST Pro Series Istanbul 2018 - after having an undefeated 5-0 group stage - to continue their dominance over the scene.

2019

At the IEM Katowice Major 2019, they picked up their third Major title, becoming the second team in CS:GO history (after Fnatic) to take home three Major titles, and the third to win two majors back-to-back. They made it into the New Champions stage after a convincing 3–0 score in the New Legends stage, beating Complexity Gaming, Cloud9 and Renegades. They then went through the New Champions stage without dropping a single map, beating Ninjas in Pyjamas, MIBR, and finally ENCE to secure the Major win.

Their dominance dropped off considerably after the IEM Katowice Major 2019, and had their spot taken by Team Liquid who had become the number one CS:GO team in the world.

Later on that August, Astralis attended the StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019. After winning their opening match against DreamEaters and G2 Esports, they lost their next match against NRG Esports, making history as they had the longest match in major history, 59 rounds in total. After losing to NRG, they defeated CR4ZY and proceeded to the playoffs. Astralis faced off Team Liquid in the Quarterfinals, and after a surprising map pick, they won the series convincingly. They once again faced off against NRG Esports in the semifinals and won the series. Finally, Astralis faced off against Avangar in the Grand Finals. Astralis won the series dominantly making them the first CS:GO team ever to win three consecutive majors, and the first team to achieve four major wins total, passing Fnatic's record of three.

In November 2019, following consistent success and multiple championships with the team, Astralis' coach zonic was honored with the "Coach of the Year Award" at the Esports Awards 2019.

2020

On March 22, 2020, Astralis announced the organisation was expanding the roster beyond the main five players, something unprecedented for CSGO teams at the time, signing Patrick "es3tag" Hansen from Heroic. es3tag would join Astralis following the end of his contract with Heroic on July 1. On May 11, Astralis signed a seventh player, Jakob "JUGi" Hansen, who had been benched on North until then. On May 19, gla1ve, announced he was taking a break from CSGO due to stress-like symptoms, with JUGi to make his debut for Astralis. Nine days later, Xyp9x announced via Twitter that he will also go on an indefinite break to focus on his mental health. Marko "Snappi" Pfeiffer would stand-in for Xyp9x until es3tag joins the team. In July 2020, Astralis replaced JUGi with Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen, while gla1ve returned to the active roster 4 months later.

In September 2020, Astralis Group announced the merger of all teams under the Astralis brand.

In October 2020, Astralis would field Es3tag amongst Gla1ve, Dev1ce, Magisk and Dupreeh to claim 6 successive victories in a row during the group stages of ESL Pro League S12; a series streak only tarnished by one loss with Bubzkji in Es3tag's place. Later, at the group stages, Astralis would lose to Danish rivals Heroic only to complete a lower bracket run wherein they later claimed redemption against said rivals and went on to defeat Russian rivals Natus Vincere in the grand finals.[]

2021

In April 2021, after more than five years with the team, Astralis's main AWPer Dev1ce left the organization and was signed by Ninjas in Pyjamas. During his tenure with Astralis, Dev1ce had set the record for most MVP medals in Counter-Strike history with 18.

In July 2021, gla1ve signed a new three-year contract through the summer of 2024 with Astralis. Later, Astralis completed the signing of Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald. Lucky is an 18-year-old AWPer who previously played for Tricked.

2022

In January 2022, magisk, dupreeh, and zonic left Astralis and were signed by Team Vitality.