Astralis beat Natus Vincere to win DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018.

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A new Counter-Strike champion has been crowned after five days of competition in Marseille, France.

Astralis are your DreamHack Masters Marseille’s champions, earning themselves $100,000 in the process. Astralis defeated Natus Vincere in the grand finals without loosing a map to win the DreamHack Masters an year after the squad won ELEAGUE Major 2017. Earlier in the day, they swept Fnatic 2-0 on Overpass and Mirage in the semi-finals, while Natus Vincere stomped Gambit 2-0 on Nuke and Train to secure a slot at the grand-finals.

Astralis won Nuke very convincingly with a 16-4 scoreline whereas s1mple top-fragged in the server with 22 kills and a 1.48 HLTV rating, single-handed carrying his side. Whereas, Xyp9x clutched an intense 1vs3 to close down the map one.

Na’Vi finally showed up on Inferno but the Danes’ tactical prowess was too much for them to handle. A number of crucial impact frags from Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and Emil “Magisk” Reif hoisted Astralis closer and closer toward match point on the CT side, while Na’Vi struggled to find any momentum late in the game.

 Semifinals

Natus Vincere vs. Gambit Esports

  • Na’Vi won Nuke 16-7
  • Na’Vi won Train 16-12

Astralis vs. Fnatic

  • Astralis won Overpass 16-5
  • Astralis won Mirage 16-12

Grand Finals

Astralis vs. Natus Vincere

  • Astralis won Nuke 16-4
  • Astralis won Inferno 16-11

DreamHack Masters Marseille final standings:

1. Denmark Astralis – $100,000

2. Ukraine Natus Vincere – $50,000

3-4. Kazakhstan Gambit – $22,000

3-4. Sweden fnatic – $22,000

5-8. European Union mousesports – $10,000

5-8. European Union FaZe – $10,000

5-8. United States Cloud9 – $10,000

5-8. Sweden NiP – $10,000

9-12. Brazil SK – $2,000

9-12. France EnVyUs – $2,000

9-12. Australia Renegades – $2,000

9-12. United States Minor Outlying Islands Liquid – $2,000

13-16. France G2 – $2,000

13-16. Serbia Valiance – $2,000

13-16. China TyLoo – $2,000

13-16. Turkey Space Soldiers – $2,000

 

 

 

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