Counter-Strike: Astralis reaches IEM Chicago semis
10:04 PM ET
Top-ranked Astralis dominated mousesports 2-0 on Friday night to secure the final spot in the semifinals of the $250,000 IEM Chicago Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
Astralis had progressed through the upper bracket, but were swept by by FaZe Clan, who will play Team Liquid in Saturday’s upper-bracket semifinals. Astralis then faced mousesports, who advanced out of the lower bracket with a 2-0 victory over Luminosity.
Astralis began the match with a 16-5 rout on Train and closed it out with a 16-13 win on Nuke.
The Danish roster will next face Fnatic, the Swedish side that beat BIG to open the tournament, then swept eUnited 2-0 and outlasted Liquid 2-1 in a best-of-three match in the upper bracket.