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Astralis defeats Team Liquid, wins ECS Season 8 finals

In what may be one of the best rivalries in esports, Astralis took down Team Liquid to take home as the ECS Season 8 finals champions.
Astralis defeats Team Liquid, wins ECS Season 8 finals

After taking down Evil Geniuses on Saturday, Astralis continued their ECS Season 8 run by defeating Team Liquid 2-1 in what was another great series for fans of the CS:GO competition and will walk home with the last ECS crown of 2019. The matchup was the ninth meeting between the two teams in 2019 and could face each other again during the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.


After the series started with an overtime match in Vertigo by choice of Team Liquid, Liquid managed to take a 19-15 victory on the map much in part to the team winning three T-side rounds in overtime. Keith “NAF” Markovic was a large contributor in Vertigo, amassing 36 kills in the series one win.

As the teams headed to Nuke, Astralis looked to improve from the first series with their backs against the wall. Thanks to team captain Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and his 26 kills, Astralis did exactly that by winning nine straight rounds to steal the win 16-11.

Astralis continued their pursuit to victory as the match headed to Dust II where the Copenhagen team took the first round 12-3. Nicolai “device” Reedtz helped Astralis close things out in the final round adding 27 kills to the series, ending it 16-8.

Astralis will take home $225,000 in the victory.

After winning the IEM Beijing earlier this month, Astralis continues to prove why they are not only the best CS:GO team in Europe, but also the best in the world. With the ECS win today, Astralis will likely hold onto their number-one ranking in HLTV’s world rankings heading into the 2020 season.