Astralis reinforced its position as the world’s best team at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) on Sunday night.
The Danish team sealed its position with victory at the large-scale Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournament held in the Polish city of Katowice in front of 10,000 spectators.
After a nearly five-hour battle, the opposing team Faze Clan were finally eliminated as the Danes won the fourth of five possible maps 16-13, making the final score 3-1 Astralis. The Danish five overcame a poor start, thanks in part to a few outstanding plays by Peter ‘Dupreeh’ Rothmann.
The victory earned the Danish team approximately 730,000 kroner in prize money. Earlier this year, the team won an Eleague major tournament in Atlanta, which was the first major of the year. The team then lost in the semi-finals at the Dreamhack Masters Las Vegas.
The triumph in Katowice fortifies the Danish team’s spot as number one in the world.