G2 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

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G2 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

A place in the IEM Cologne 2023 Grand Final will be at stake in the upcoming G2 vs Astralis series


G2 cruised through the early stages of IEM Cologne 2023 to reach the last four. Astralis, on the other hand, had a rocky start, but since then, it has been a smooth ride for the Danes as well. These two in-form teams will now battle it out for a Grand Final spot. The Germans are marginal favorites heading into this clash, as CSGO betting odds indicate. Also, they are the only team in the tournament who have come out on top of Benjamin “blameF” Bremer’s men so far. 

G2

In an intense Group B upper bracket final at IEM Cologne, G2 triumphed over Vitality to bag a semifinal berth. Despite an overtime loss on their chosen map, Inferno (17-19), Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen and company showcased resilience, bouncing back with impressive wins on Vertigo (16-10) and Mirage (16-8).

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Players

Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.77

Justin “jks” Savage

  • HLTV Rating: 1.07
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.22
  • Impact Rating: 1.24
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.78

Nikola “NiKo” Kovač

  • HLTV Rating: 1.15
  • Impact Rating: 1.30
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.79

Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.86
  • Impact Rating:0.86
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded:66.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 67.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.57

Most Kills

Map 1: m0NESY

Map 2: NiKo

Map 3: jks

Most Assists

Map 1: jks

Map 2: m0NESY

Map 3: NiKo

Most Deaths

Map 1: NiKo

Map 2: jks

Map 3: m0NESY

G2 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

Astralis

In a one-sided encounter, Astralis secured their spot in the IEM Cologne Semi Finals by outplaying Heroic in a two-map series (Ancient 16-7, Inferno 16-11). The duo of Nicolai “⁠device⁠” Reedtz and Christian “⁠Buzz⁠” Andersen put on terrific performances, with Buzz leading the server with an exceptional 1.59 rating, featuring a magnificent 1vs3 clutch. 

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
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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: Buzz

Map 2: device

Map 3: blameF

Most Assists

Map 1: blameF

Map 2: Buzz

Map 3: device

Most Deaths

Map 1: device

Map 2: blameF

Map 3: Buzz

G2 vs Astralis Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

We expect G2 to beat Astralis by 2-1. 

G2 Esports vs Astralis Head to Head Record 

G2 2-1 Astralis

G2 Esports vs Astralis Maps 

  • Mirage
  • Inferno
  • Vertigo

Astralis vs G2 Score 

  • Map 1: Astralis to win by +4<
  • Map 2: G2 to win by +6<
  • Map 3: G2 to win by +6<

Astralis vs G2 Esports First Blood 

Map 1: HooXi

Map 2: b0RUP

Map 3: Staehr

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most First Kills

Map 1: Buzz

Map 2: NiKo

Map 3: jks

Astralis vs G2 Esports Top Fragger

NiKo

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most Clutches

jks

Astralis vs G2 Esports Most Utility Damage

huNter

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most Plants

G2

G2 Esports vs Astralis Most Defuses

G2

IEM Cologne 2023: G2 vs Astralis Match Links

G2 vs Astralis Match Time

July 5, 2023 – 13:00 ET/12:00 CST/10:00 PT

G2 vs Astralis Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023
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