At the online tournament Brazy Party 2023, Astralis started off strong with a 2-0 victory against GamerLegion.
The match was the first for Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov, who delivered an impressive debut for the Danes. Altekz was moved up to the main roster 10 days ago to replace Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. The 19-year-old Dane could hardly have dreamt about getting a better start than a 1.41 rating on Ancient, where Astralis blew GamerLegion off the server with a 9-1 start before they finished the job at 16-8.
Vertigo was almost copy-paste with Astralis going 7-0 up before GamerLegion finally found some momentum. Again Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov proved his worth with several multi-kill rounds. Also worth noting was the aggressiveness of Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer who seemed a bit more inclined to try and take initiative for the Danes in the early parts of the rounds.
Astralis won both maps 16-8 to set themselves up for a match against the winner of ENCE and SAW on Saturday, while GamerLegion will face the loser.
Astralis - GamerLegion 2-0 | Brazy Party 2023
MVP: Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer - 1.42 rating / 41-26 K-D / 86.6 ADR