The final duel within the Challengers stage has come to an end, as a result of which the Astralis team became the last participant in the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Legends Stage. At the same time, Spirit left the championship, taking 17-19 place.
The match, as expected, started on the Dust 2 map, which became the choice of the Russian team. However, already in the first half, Spirit started having problems, which the team did not manage to cope with, letting go of the opponent. At the same time, after the changeover, Astralis continued to dictate its pace, thereby confidently closing the enemy peak - 16: 8.
Then the teams got to Inferno, where the starting segment again went in favor of the Danish team. However, this time Spirit managed to wake up in order to close the gap and prevent defeat. But in the second half, the Russian team continued to gain rounds, having managed to catch up with the Danes. And yet, at the decisive moment, Astralis managed to read the opponent's actions, thereby registering a ticket to the Legends stage - 16:12.
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 runs from October 26 to November 7 in Sweden. 24 teams are competing for a prize pool of $ 2,000,000, as well as BLAST Premier and ESL Pro Tour points. The championship playoffs will take place at the Avicii Arena with spectators, while the early stages of the championship take place in a studio format.