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Xyp9x: All the focus on the RMR affected our performance

Qualifying for the Major was a top priority for Astralis

On the final day of the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 Astralis, unfortunately for the many Danish CS:GO fans, fell short of their goal of qualifying for the Royal Arena in Copenhagen when they were met by an in-form FaZe roster.

Whilst the brawl lasted all three maps and Astralis had control in some periods of the Bo3-series, it seemed as if the Danes were somewhat fatigued and struggled with keeping up with the explosive FaZe roster. This might be down to the fact that Astralis, alongside the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 event, were fighting for a spot in the upcoming Major through the open RMR qualifiers.

We spoke with Clutch Minister "Xyp9x" just after the clash with FaZe and the tough loss that followed entering the server against "karrigan" and his troops. The experienced Dane, although disappointed in the final result, seemed optimistic and positive about what Astralis had shown against the in-form FaZe boys and stressed that playing for Major qualification simultaneously might have impacted the result:

"I think we showed a great result here, but having all of that focus on the RMR also affected some of this performance. I am happy about the week, obviously not the best ending, but happy overall."

See what else "Xyp9x" had to say after suffering a loss to FaZe on the final day of BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 down below:

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