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.