Astralis Team and Fans Incredible Reactions to Winning the ECS Season 5 Finals

Calum Patterson

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ECS Season 5 has now come to a close with Astralis cementing themselves as unquestionably the world’s best Counter-Strike team with victory over Team Liquid.

The London crowd provided an excellent example of how the UK audiences will help light up the events still to come this year, namely the FACEIT Major in September.

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And with $250,000 on the line for the first place prize the pressure was on for the worlds top teams, and Dexerto was there to capture all the reactions immediately after Astralis’ big win.

The crowd especially stole the show once again, as things got particularly lively in the VIP sections,  and of course the Astralis roster were on top of the world.

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The job wasn’t done yet, but Astralis knew how much their narrow win on map 1 meant, just edging it out 16-14. g1ave looked particularly relieved to have prevented overtime.

And the squad celebrated appropriately after their win, as they clearly set themselves up as the team to beat in global CS.

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But of course it was the fans who really got into it, and the Astralis fans sitting in the front row couldn’t help themselves from a quick stage invasion.

And the celebrations in the VIP section went on, with maybe a few of these gentlemen waking up with a sore head in the morning it was surely all worth it.

The most significant moment though was Astralis finally hoisting the trophy and receiving their medals.

Astralis’ Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander also explained how the team has cut out ‘choking’ and has begun closing out the important matches – something they will be hoping to replicate on their next trip to London in September.

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FACEIT CS:GO will return to the capital for the Minor championships, taking place at the Twickenham Stadium in July.

And then the FACEIT London Major will take place in September 2018, which Astralis will go into as ‘New Challengers’ due to their 12th-14th finish at the ELEAGUE Boston Major.

However if they can keep their current form, they will no doubt enter as favorites, following their recent string of dominant performances.