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gla1ve    Astralis
gla1ve posted a 38/36 KD on Tuesday in a series tie versus Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

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A slow start giving up the first two rounds in the first half on Inferno didn't stop gla1ve from dominating in Game 1, earning a 22/17 KD and 83.5 ADR. gla1ve picked up a couple of kills and assists winning the eco round on the B-bombsite to cut the lead in half 2-1. NiP's defense was too strong in the gun round for gla1ve to counter, though he came up big in Round 5 after beating friberg in a 1-vs-1 on the B-bombsite for the ace to remain in the game. However, NiP's defense remained poised in the first half, holding off gla1ve for the 9-6 lead. The second half was all Astralis, as gla1ve contributed to the seven-round stance holding off NiP's offense as gla1ve led in kills for a 13-9 lead. Although NiP managed to rebel and steal three rounds, Astralis had enough of a lead to take the game 16-12. Game 2 gla1ve struggled on the defense as he faced a grueling 6-0 deficit, unable to capitalize on odd-man situations or individual trade kills. However, after a close Round 7 as Astralis won their first round in the half, gla1ve marched back into the game with a comeback to take the half 8-7. The offensive side of Astralis was no match for NiP's defense on Cache, as gla1ve struggled to open the bombsites to gain the advantage in the late game and close the series 16-12 in favor of NiP. gla1ve earned a 16/19 KD and 66.5 ADR during Game 2 on Cache.
dev1ce    Astralis
dev1ce earned a 43/36 KD on Tuesday in a series tie with Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

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dev1ce got out to a slow start faced two rounds down to start the first half of Inferno. Device contributed to the eco round win which cut the score in half 2-1. Although NiP stood tall in Round 4, dev1ce came back to take the following two rounds to remain in the game 4-3. From there, dev1ce gave up four rounds before opening the A-bombsite, and his aggressive AWP through the mid area allowed them to take three rounds to end the half down 9-6. However, dev1ce shut down NiP's offense in the second half, winning seven rounds in a row before the Swedes captured one of their own. dev1ce posted a 23/17 KD and 85.0 ADR to close out the second half 16-12. Game 2, dev1ce didn't have the stable economy to really try and advance using the AWP, down early 6-0 on Cache; however, he did manage to string a few rounds together to get the economy going late. As a result,dev1ce contributed to the first-half comeback to take the lead at the half 8-7. device started the second half with a triple kill on the A-bombsite in a post-plant situation to secure the second pistol round. From there dev1ce and team were closed out to a series tie with a 16-12 loss on Cache. dev1ce earned a 20/19 KD and 79.6 ADR.
Kjaerbye    Astralis
Kjaerbye posted a 32/37 KD on Tuesday in a series tie with Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

RotoWire Analysis

Game 1 Kjaerbye had a rather rough start in the first half; however, he managed to get his wits together in Round 10 with a triple kill on the offense to secure the round. After a few rounds went Kjaerbye's way, he then followed up with an anti-eco triple kill on the B-bombsite to capture the last round of the half down 9-6. Kjaerbye had a big second half, racking up the kills for the defense to hold off NiP, winning 10 out of 13 rounds to take Game 1 16-12, earning a 20/16 KD and 74.5 ADR. Kjaerbye faced a tough Game 2 start as he found himself down 6-0 on the defense on Cache. Kjaerbye contributed to the three rounds won to cut the lead in half, picking up a double kill and a few assists along the way. He then capitalized in Round 9, where he was able to hold the A-bombsite for a triple kill down 6-4. Kjaerbye managed to hold on the offense for the remainder of the half for an 8-7 lead. The second half was a dismal performance, as Kjaerbye was unable to find the important kills that would have given them a better chance, as the team fell 16-12. Kjaerbye contributed to a team-low 12/21 KD and 50.7 ADR.
Xyp9x    Astralis
Xyp9x earned a 39/39 KD in Tuesday's tie versus Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

RotoWire Analysis

Xyp9x faced a two-round deficit to the start of Inferno; however, his few kills and assists accumulated into rounds won to settle the half down 9-6 as NiP were fast on their rotations. The second half proved to be more of Xyp9x's style, as he played the A-bombsite and mid control very well to shut down the NiP offense for only three rounds won. Xyp9x finished the day with a triple kill on the defense to win the force-buy, which guided them to a 16-12 Game 1 win, earning a 21/18 KD and 92.3 ADR. Game 2 Xyp9x faced a much more grueling task as he faced yet another outing down 6-0. However, Xyp9x managed to hold down the A-bombsite and quickly rotate to support his team on the other side for a quick comeback for the defense up 8-7. The momentum shifted ever so slightly in the second half, as four rounds were taken to end the half 16-12. Xyp9x was neither able to enter his way into the bombsite nor take advantage of odd-man situations, though, earning an 18/21 KD and 89.4 ADR on Cache.
dupreeh    Astralis
dupreeh posted a 35/39 KD in Tuesday's draw to Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

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dupreeh had a dismal display in Game 1 as he struggled to find his rhythm early. dupreeh faced a 9-6 deficit at the half; however, the second half looked promising as his defense was solid. dupreeh contributed to with a 14/17 KD and 54.8 ADR to win ten rounds in the second half to take Game 1 16-12. dupreeh dealt with another grueling first half down 6-0 on the defense of Cache. dupreeh then racked up the kills, shutting down the B-bombsite to cut the lead in half 6-3. dupreeh then came up big for his team on the fast rotations to support the mid control and the A-bombsite to edge the half up 8-7. The second half proved to be a hard task, as dupreeh lacked on the back end to help his team advance on the odd-man situations for the offense, who only won four rounds in the second half. NiP stole the show with nine rounds won for a 16-12 finish to even the series 1-1 as dupreeh earned a 21/22 KD and 74.1 ADR on Cache.
f0rest    Ninjas in Pyjamas
f0rest earned a 46/38 KD on Tuesday in a series tie against Astralis in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

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f0rest contributed to a quick 2-0 start, taking the pistol and the anti-eco. However, he fell in the second anti-eco to allow some economy for the Danes. f0rest came back to hold off the aggressive push from Astralis on the A-bombsite and take a 3-1 stance. Both teams traded rounds until f0rest punished the offense, taking a 9-6 lead at the half. However, it was difficult in the second half for f0rest to win his duels on the offense, only able to win three rounds for a 16-12 loss as f0rest earned the team a 19/19 KD and 73.6 ADR. Game 2 f0rest had a better overall performance in the first half, taking a massive 6-0 lead thanks to his anti-eco quad kill on the A-bombsite in Round 5. However, f0rest's offense was only able to claim one more round before allowing a comeback to lose the lead 8-7. f0rest in the second half remained poised once the economy got started, as he was able to switch between a rifle or AWP to hold off the offense for nine rounds. f0rest contributed a team-leading 27/19 KD and 93.1 ADR to close Cache 16-12.
draken    Ninjas in Pyjamas
draken earned a 39/36 KD in Tuesday's draw with Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

RotoWire Analysis

draken picked up a few kills in the early 2-0 lead over Astralis before the Danes took the second anti-eco 2-1. draken then sniped down three on the A-bombsite for the defense to take the 3-1 advantage. draken remained consistent on the AWP to hold off the A executes for a 9-6 lead at the half. However, draken was shut down in the second half, only able to contribute to three rounds won for a 16-12 loss, earning the team a 17/18 KD and 73.6 ADR. draken put up a big display in the first half of Cache on the offensive side, opening the A- and B-bombsites to take a massive 6-0 lead early. Astralis came back to shut down draken and his AWP to take the lead 8-7. The second half draken had a slow start but pulled some rounds together on the defensive side to regain the lead, shutting out the offense in the late rounds for a 16-12 Game 2 win. draken earned a solid 22/18 KD and 89.5 ADR on Cache.
friberg    Ninjas in Pyjamas
friberg earned a 36/39 KD on Tuesday's tie with Astralis in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

RotoWire Analysis

Friberg held off the offense on the B-bombsite for a 2-0 lead to start the first half on Inferno, even though Astralis were knocking on the door with an eco-round win to make it 2-1. From there friberg contributed to rounds won, holding off the aggressive pushes as well as making some aggressive moves of his own on the B-bombsite to flank Astralis. Friberg's quick rotations also benefited the team when the A-bombsite was overrun, taking the lead at the half 9-6 after closing the half with a triple kill on the A-bombsite. However, friberg's offensive abilities were closed to just three rounds in the second half for a grueling 16-12 loss for the offense. friberg contributed an 18/21 KD and 73.6 ADR on Inferno. Game 2 friberg had a monstrous first half, taking a strong offensive lead on Cache up 6-0 early. Friberg allocated a few entry kills as well as bomb plants to get the economy stable; however, Astralis rallied back late into the first half to steal the lead 8-7. friberg continued to remain strong, both on his defensive plays to override the Astralis offense on the B-bombsite and on fast rotations to cut off the chances for the Astralis offense to take more than the four rounds won in the second half. friberg finished the day 19/18 KD with a team-leading 97.6 ADR on Cache.
Xizt    Ninjas in Pyjamas
Xizt posted a 27/38 KD in Tuesday's series tie with Astralis in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

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Xizt led the defense to a quick 2-0 lead on Inferno, shutting out the Danish offense before winning one of their own. The two teams traded rounds, but it was Xizt and co who overcame the odds to pounce on an odd-man situation to take the lead 6-2 after Xizt's triple kill on the A-bombsite hold. Astralis came back to win a few rounds, but Xizt continued to support the team on the A-bombsite hold for a 9-6 lead at the half. However, Xizt was unable to get the offense moving in the second half, which concluded in a ten-round loss streak to end 16-12. Xizt led NiP with a 16/22 KD and 70.5 ADR during Game 1 on Inferno. Game 2 Xizt led the offense to a massive 6-0 lead early punishing the overly aggressive defense. However, Xizt never found many kills during their time taking the massive stance in the first half, especially when Astralis came back to take the lead 8-7. The second half Xizt went right back into defensive mode to hold off Astralis' offense for nine rounds before closing the half 16-12. Xizt finished with a team-low 11/16 KD and 33.1 ADR in the Game 2 win to tie the series 1-1.
GeT_RiGhT    Ninjas in Pyjamas
GeT_RiGhT posted a 38/36 KD during Tuesday's draw with Astralis in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

RotoWire Analysis

GeT_RiGhT had a slow performance overall in Game 1 of Inferno, where he only managed to pick up a team-low 15/20 KD and 53.3 ADR. GeT_RiGhT contributed to the early 2-0 lead to start Inferno on the defensive side, though, due to his ability to accumulate kills on the B-bombsite hold thanks to his teammate friberg cleaning up the mess. GeT_RiGhT contributed to the 9-6 lead at the half despite having few kills to show for it. The second half was a dismal display as GeT_RiGhT couldn't help his team overcome taking either bombsite to capture Game 1, falling 16-12. Game 2 GeT_RiGhT came alive, earning a triple kill in the opening pistol round to take the A-bombsite and to secure the round. He then kept picking up kill after kill, which eventually led to a massive 6-0 lead early. However, Astralis came back over GeT_RiGhT to take the first half by storm late for an 8-7 lead. Although the Danes killed the momentum of NiP at the end of the first half and the start of the second, GeT_RiGhT slammed the door on Astralis in Round 19 with a triple anti-eco win on the B-bombsite to make the score down 10-9. From there the defense managed to pick up round after round as GeT_RiGhT continued to have a strong showing to close Game 2 16-12, earning the team a 23/16 KD and 83.1 ADR on Cache.
valde    Heroic
valde tallied a 40/25 KD in Heroic's 2-0 win over Virtus.pro on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

valde was a bit of a mid-level player for Heroic in the big Game 1 win that saw Heroic stomp all over VP from start to finish. He put up a strong 16/11 KD in the win, while adding in the third-most damage in the lobby with a 91.5 ADR. He was also a nice 3/1 on entry frags to help his team open rounds well in the big 16-1 win. Moving into Game 2, he was much stronger. His 24/14 KD was nice, but his impressive 114.3 ADR was certainly something to write home to mom about and helped his team get another win. He flexed his muscles early on in Round 8 with a nice 3k to to set up his team perfectly for another round win to rush out to a big 9-0 lead to start the game. If valde and Heroic can continue to play this well throughout the rest of the season, they can continue to climb the standings to squeeze into the playoffs.
NEO    Virtus.pro
NEO ended Virtus.pro's 0-2 loss against Heroic on Wednesday with a 23/35 KD.

RotoWire Analysis

NEO got off to a forgettable start to this series, as he and his teammates fell flat on their faces in the loss. He only managed six kills in a very poor performance from one of the best to ever play the game. Not only did he find very few kills, but his ADR of 33.0 also left much to be desired. Going into Game 2, any performance really would have been better than what he and VP put up in Game 1. He managed a respectable 17/20 KD in another loss for the Poles. He actually managed a highlight in this round, getting a 3k in Round 22 to stave off a loss for his team. Unfortunately, they were just too far down to bring it all the way back in the 16-9 loss.
niko    Heroic
niko posted a 38/21 KD in Heroic's 2-0 win against Virtus.pro on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

The lesser-known CS:GO player also named niko had a strong showing in this easy win over the formerly great VP. He started off a bit subdued in Game 1 on Nuke, where his team wiped the floor with their opponents. He only put up 13 kills in the game, but he managed to only die a game-low seven times, showing off some extreme survivability and resiliency. He also tallied a nice 3k to pick up the second pistol round and put Heroic up 15-1 in this very lopsided 16-1 win. He was much stronger and much more vocal with his kills in the next game on Train. He put up the second-most kills on his team with 25, while putting up some nice damage as well with a 96.5 ADR. His 3k in Round 14 helped push his team up to a 12-2 scoreline in the first half of the 16-9 win. While this would normally be seen as a big tentpole win, VP have been playing like shells of their former selves, which takes away a bit of the luster in this win.
Snappi    Heroic
Snappi put together a 33/26 KD in Heroic's 2-0 win against VP on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

Snappi's performance in this series has two distinct sides. The first took place in Game 1 where he was on fire. With his team winning by so much, he didn't even need to really put up a monster amount of kills. He went 18/9 in an impressively resilient showing. He put up two quad kills in both the pistol round and later in Round 11 to keep his team moving right along. Him only dying nine times while putting up an ADR of 108.4 is an impressive feat that he certainly would have hoped to replicate in Game 2. That didn't happen, unfortunately. He seemed to just not be able to land his shots as well in this game as he did in the first. This led to a pretty poor 15/17 KD. Thankfully for him, the rest of his team chose this game to shine and keep Heroic slowly moving towards the win.
pashaBiceps    Virtus.pro
pashaBiceps posted a 26/32 KD in Virtus.pro's 0-2 loss to Heroic on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

pashaBiceps has been quite the enigma for VP of late. He can sometimes turn in some very strong performances, or he can sometimes mail it in with poor KDs. This was a showing in which he was probably the most aware of his level of play. He led his team with an even 12/12 KD in the Game 1 where they failed to show up at all. It seemed as though they simply weren't told when they would be coming through in an incredibly off performance. Moving into Game 2, the team managed to win a few more rounds this time around. pasha managed to pick up a nice double kill in Round 11 to give VP their second win of the match in what ended up being a 16-9 showing.
byali    Virtus.pro
byali went 29/31 in Virtus.pro's loss to Heroic on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

VP were incredibly off in the first game, winning just one round. byali was a big part of that win, posting a 3k in Round 9 to give his team their first and only win of this terrible 16-1 loss. The second game started off much like the first one did. Whereas Heroic won eight in a row before VP won a round in the first game, Heroic won nine in a row this time before byali got another 3k to get things going. VP had a better showing in Train, winning nine rounds in the loss, but it was still a far cry from their former prowess.
SileNt    Rush
SileNt tallied a paltry 14/40 KD in Rush's sweep at the hands of NRG on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

SileNt couldn't muster any sort of offense in this series of losses to NRG on Wednesday. His Game 1 was one of the worst performances you can see from a professional CS:GO player. He only managed five kills while also dying a game-high 20 times. Not to mention his terrible 32.3 ADR that demonstrated that he simply was dead far too often to actually give his team a fighting chance in the game. He didn't have the lowest ADR in Game 2, but his 57.2 ADR wasn't exactly setting anything on fire. What he did do is manage to post the highest number of kills once again, showing just how truly off he was here.
rooRoooo    Rush
rooRoooo posted a 34/39 KD in Rush's 0-2 loss to NRG on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

rooRoooo was perhaps the strongest player on Rush during this loss on Wednesday, but that wasn't saying much. Overall, his team just couldn't do much to stop NRG from steamrolling them. Still, roo wasn't half bad. He posted a team-high ADR of 68.3 in Game 1, and the fourth highest at 84.9 in the entire lobby during Game 2. If they wish to get themselves out of the basement of the Pro League, they need to put together stronger performances as a team to get there.
Brehze    NRG eSports
Brehze tallied a 42/22 KD in NRG's 2-0 win over Rush on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

Brehze had a wholly dependable showing against Rush on Wednesday. While this was a match against one of the worst teams in the Pro League, his team still needed to show some consistency to keep climbing in the standings. Brehze was a big part of this show of consistency to help his team lock up the win. He put up a serviceable 19/11 KD in Game 1, but Game 2 is where he really shined. He posted the most kills (23) and ADR (123.1) across both games, showing just how on point he was in this game. No matter the moment, Brehze was there to give his team round after round won with crushing accuracy. If he keeps playing like this, NRG will have no problem continuing to climb the standings.
ptr    NRG eSports
ptr finished NRG's big win over Rush on Wednesday with a KD of 37/18.

RotoWire Analysis

ptr took a bit to get going in this series of games, but once he got going, he was masterful. He posted just a 16/10 KD in their Game 1 win, with a mere 70.5 ADR to go along with it. He seemed to be taking quite the backseat, but it didn't matter too much since his teammates picked up his slack. Game 2 is where he made his money, posting a 21/8 KD. He may not have had the most kills or ADR, but he still made his presence known. He was incredibly swift with his kills, which allowed him to die just eight times in the 16-5 win. He was also a walking highlight reel for the team. He notched a double in the first pistol round to set his team off on the right foot, as well as a 1-vs-2 clutch in Round 6 to keep his team rolling in the early rounds. His best moment came in the second pistol round, where he picked up an ace that included yet another 1-vs-2 clutch to really showcase his strengths in the round