Astralis vs Liquid Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

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Astralis vs Liquid Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

Astralis vs Liquid will mark the beginning of the two sides’ IEM Cologne 2023 Group Stage qualification campaign


Astralis and Team Liquid will renew hostilities days after their BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 clash. This time the meeting between the two sides will take place in the IEM Cologne 2023 Play-Ins. Even though CSGO betting odds don’t indicate a clear frontrunner to win this tie, the Danes will head into the clash as marginal favorites because of their recent success against the Dutch powerhouse. 

Astralis

With a comfortable 2-0 victory over Liquid, Astralis secured a position in the BLAST Premier Fall Final. Despite disappointing defeats against Natus Vincere and BIG, the Danes rallied with crucial wins over Complexity and Liquid, securing their spot in the $450,000 home country event.

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Players

Nicolai “device” Reedtz

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.28
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Benjamin “blameF” Bremer

  • HLTV Rating: 1.23
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.77

Christian “Buzz” Andersen

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Johannes “b0RUP” Borup

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Victor “Staehr” Staehr

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Most Kills

Map 1: device

Most Assists

Map 1: blameF

Most Deaths

Map 1: Staehr

Astralis vs Liquid Preview and Predictions IEM Cologne 2023

Liquid

Liquid were relegated to the Fall Showdown following their dismal defeat against Astralis. After a hopeful start with opening wins over G2 and FaZe, their BLAST Fall Groups 2023 campaign concluded on a regretful note.

Players

Joshua “oSee” Ohm

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Keith “NAF” Markovic

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 81.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.29
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Aleks “Rainwaker” Petrov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70
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Robert “Patsi” Isyanov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Most Kills

Map 1: YEKINDAR

Most Assists

Map 1: Patsi

Most Deaths

Map 1: oSee

Astralis vs Team Liquid Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

Astralis could replicate their recent success against Team Liquid. 

Astralis vs Liquid Head to Head Record 

Astralis 3-2 Liquid (2023)

Astralis vs Liquid Maps 

  • Overpass

Team Liquid vs Astralis Score 

  • Map 1: Astralis to win by +4>

Team Liquid vs Astralis First Blood 

Map 1: Rainwaker

Astralis vs Team Liquid Most First Kills

Map 1: device

Liquid vs Astralis Top Fragger

device 

Astralis vs Team Liquid Most Clutches

blameF

Team Liquid vs Astralis Most Utility Damage

NAF

Astralis vs Team Liquid Most Plants

Astralis

Astralis vs Liquid Most Defuses

Astralis 

IEM Cologne 2023: Astralis vs Liquid Match Links

Astralis vs Liquid Match Time

July 26, 2023 – 12:15 ET/11:15 CST/09:15 PT