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Astralis Sweeps SAW to Stay Alive at BLAST Spring Final: Full Match Report

The latest results from Astralis vs. SAW, the elimination match for BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 Group A.
Astralis Sweeps SAW to Stay Alive at BLAST Spring Final: Full Match Report
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After an exciting day of opening matches, it's time to say goodbye to our first team. In Group A of the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024, Astralis will face off against underdogs SAW, and only one will make it to the playoffs at the OVO Arena Wembley venue in London. 

Astralis got shut down by NAVI with a 2-0 in their first Group A match, and SAW got 2-0'ed by FaZe Clan despite putting up a solid fight on the first map and getting struck by some broky shenanigans.

For those who can't watch the Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) esports action live, never fear; we are here to help. Let's rush B into the detailed results from the Group A elimination match, Astralis vs. SAW.

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Want an overview of all results? Follow our BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 live results and updates page for the latest scores as the tournament progresses.

Quick Astralis vs. SAW Results

If you want to get an overview of the scores on each map, we've got you covered!

The GG.BET pre-match odds were SAW (3.88) compared to Astralis (1.25) to win the match.

You can find the no-nonsense details about the elimination match of Group A at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 below.

Map 1 Dust2 (SAW Pick) Map 2 Inferno (Astralis Pick) Map 3 Nuke (Decider not needed)
Astralis - 13 Astralis - 13 Astralis - 0
SAW - 6 SAW - 3 SAW - 0
Final Score Astralis wins 2-0    

Astralis vs. SAW Rosters

Check out the full rosters for both Astralis and SAW at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 below.

Astralis Players & Coach SAW Players
Victor "Staehr" Staehr Ricardo "Roman" Oliveira
Martin "stavn" Lund Michel "ewjerkz" Magalhães
Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard João "story" Vieira
Alexander "br0" Bro Rafael "arrozdoce" Wing
Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz (IGL) Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes (IGL)
Casper "ruggah" Due (Coach)  

Now, let's move on to an old-school battle report that details what happened during the match.

BLAST Spring Final Group A: Astralis vs. SAW Match Report

You'll find more details about what happened on each map of the Astralis vs. SAW Group A elimination match below. 

Astralis vs. SAW Map 1 Dust2

On SAW's map pick of Dust2, they started on the T side and made a comeback in the pistol round. Astralis then decided to force buy, and it paid off, taking map control in the second round and tying up the score 1-1.

Despite SAW trying to force buy as a response, Astralis took a 3-1 lead until SAW clawed one back in their first real buy round. 

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 SAW Astralis elimination match Group A
SAW's roman taking out dev1ce on Dust2. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

Early in the first half of Dust2, Astralis took a 5-2 lead, damaging SAW's economy and even forcing some full eco rounds. 

Just when it looked like Astralis might run away with it, SAW managed a win in the 9th round, making it 6-3 in favor of Astralis. However, Astralis quickly responded with a fantastic round, as Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard took out three SAW players on the B site.

While SAW did claim the final round of the first half, Astralis scored an 8-4 lead, showing they mean business.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 SAW Astralis elimination match Group A
jabbi taking down three SAW players in a B site defense on Dust2. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

With Astralis on the T side in the second half of Dust2, they got off to a strong start, winning the pistol round and then converting for a 10-4 lead.

In the 16th round, SAW took got some early picks to create a 4v3 situation, and while Astralis did manage to plant the bomb on the A site, SAW held their cool and finished off the round, then won the next by the skin of their teeth. Then Astralis found map point after some heroics from dev1ce.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 SAW Astralis elimination match Group A
A lot of action on B site in the Astralis vs. SAW match. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

Astralis finished SAW's map pick with a convincing 13-6 win as we move into Inferno.

Astralis vs. SAW Map 2 Inferno

On the first round of Inferno, Astralis' map pick, SAW got off to a good start by winning the pistol round. Astralis immediately responded in a force buy round, tying up the map 1-1 early on.

Then, Astralis on the T side pushed their advantage, claiming a few more rounds in a row and damaging SAW's economy. Early on in the first half of Inferno, Astralis sat in a commanding 4-1 lead.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 SAW Astralis elimination match Group A
SAW trying to defend the B site against Astralis' execute. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

With a renewed purpose and momentum on their side, Astralis managed to win 7 rounds in a row before SAW finally responded with a win in the 9th round.

Astralis responded instantly in the 10th round, and SAW clawed another back in the 11th. At the end of the first half of Inferno, Astralis held a 9-3 lead.

On the CT side of Inferno, Astralis wasted no time extending their already impressive lead, winning 4 rounds in a row to close out the map 13-3, and the series 2-0.

Astralis vs. SAW Map 3 Nuke

A third and deciding map was not needed.

Astralis vs. SAW Stream: BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024

You can watch the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 matches live via the tournament organizer's Twitch and YouTube channels. For your viewing pleasure, the event is filled with some of the best talent in the business, from world-class analysts to casters and excellent hosts. 

We've embedded the BLAST Premier YouTube channel stream below for your convenience.

So far, our Group Stage predictions and Pick'Ems are holding up, but it is still early days!

Check out our Counter-Strike 2 section for more BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 coverage, including news, detailed results posts, updates, interviews, and opinions.


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