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Kjaerbye

Markus Kjaerbye Astralis  Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Birthdate:  April 27, 1998     19 Years Old

May 24, 2017    Kjaerbye News

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kjaerbye earned a firm 34/28 KD on Tuesday in a series draw with Fnatic in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.

kjaerbye crushed the offense of Fnatic, only allowing one round won in the first half for a massive 14-1 lead at the half. kjaerbye exploded on the defense picking up multiple double kills to have the early advantages as well as winning duels to help contribute to the massive lead. kjaerbye closed out the half with two rounds, picking up a couple of kills for a 17/6 KD and 109.8 ADR to close Train 16-1. Game 2 kjaerbye contributed to the three rounds won on the offense to start the half on Inferno; however, Fantic came back to silence the lead with six of their own. Down 6-3, kjaerbye opened up the defense to help close out the first half down 8-7. However, kjaerbye had a dismal second half for the defense, unable to generate an economy to hold off the offense of Fnatic for a 16-8 Game 2 loss, posting a 17/22 KD and an 83.1 ADR.

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May 24, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

kjaerbye earned a firm 34/28 KD on Tuesday in a series draw with Fnatic in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.

kjaerbye crushed the offense of Fnatic, only allowing one round won in the first half for a massive 14-1 lead at the half. kjaerbye exploded on the defense picking up multiple double kills to have the early advantages as well as winning duels to help contribute to the massive lead. kjaerbye closed out the half with two rounds, picking up a couple of kills for a 17/6 KD and 109.8 ADR to close Train 16-1. Game 2 kjaerbye contributed to the three rounds won on the offense to start the half on Inferno; however, Fantic came back to silence the lead with six of their own. Down 6-3, kjaerbye opened up the defense to help close out the first half down 8-7. However, kjaerbye had a dismal second half for the defense, unable to generate an economy to hold off the offense of Fnatic for a 16-8 Game 2 loss, posting a 17/22 KD and an 83.1 ADR.

May 18, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye earned an impressive 51/30 KD on Wednesday in a 2-0 series over Team Dignitas in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.

Kjaerbye had a great start on the defensive side of Nuke, taking a solid 4-0 lead to start the half. Dignitas managed to come back to win four of their own, but Kjaerbye put his foot down to contribute to the seven-round streak to take the first half 11-4. Kjaerbye had a horrible start to the second half on the offense, unable to win a round until Round 26 after Dignitas' ten-round streak came to a close as Kjaerbye opened the outside area to allow a better execution in the late five-round comeback to close Game 1 16-14. Kjaerbye earned a 26/19 KD and an 85.5 ADR. Kjaerbye continued to dominate in Game 2, taking a 5-0 lead on the defense of Mirage. Dignitas slowly won a few rounds but were unable to gain much ground, resulting in a 12-3 deficit at the half. Both teams traded rounds in the second half, but Kjaerbye out-shot the opposition to close the second half in four rounds for a 16-7 Game 2 win, earning another big 25/11 KD and 115.4 ADR.

May 18, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye finished Astralis' 2-0 sweep of Team EnVyUs in ECS Season 3 on Tuesday with a KD of 38/26.

Kjaerbye had a rough start to the series on Inferno, despite Astralis' complete domination of Game 1. Kjaerbye struggled to pick up much of anything with a KD of only 9/9 while the rest of Astralis tore NV apart, taking a 16-1 win. Kjaerbye managed to find his rhythm in Game 2 on Train, where he was instrumental in Astralis' eventual 16-10 win. Picking up kills with consistency, Kjaerbye was a menace in both halves, posting a KD of 29/17 and an ADR of 108.9 as Astralis completed the 2-0 sweep.

May 4, 2017

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Kjaerbye finished Astralis' 16-12 loss to SK Gaming on Thursday at IEM Sydney with an 18/19 KD.

Kjaerbye started off this eventual loss with a double in Round 2. From there, he was a bit more subdued, picking up a few sporadic kills in the next few rounds before showing back up in a big way in Round 9. He plopped himself down in a corner on the A-bombsite and picked up a sneaky double kill as SK couldn't figure out where he was firing from and couldn't stop him. He didn't do much else in the rest of the first half and on into the first couple rounds of the second half. He once again put himself back in the narrative of the game with a massive ace in Round 18, with the first three of those kills being the absolute difference maker. Unfortunately for him and his team, that was about it from the Kjaerbye camp as SK broke Astralis' economy in round after round in the late stages of the game to lock up the 16-12 win and force Astralis to still search for the last win needed to secure a playoffs spot.

May 3, 2017

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Kjaerbye finished up Astralis' easy win over The Chiefs on Tuesday at IEM Sydney with a 21/11 KD.

Kjaerbye was living right from the beginning of this game to open up IEM Sydney for Astralis. He secured Round 3 with a ridiculous 1-vs-1 clutch to get the defuse. He ended the half pretty well, posting a 3k in Round 10 and a double in Round 12 before Astralis lost the last three rounds of the half to The Chiefs. Despite the slow end to the first half, Astralis stabilized in the second half, with Kjaerbye doing his part. He picked up a double in Round 17 and then another in Round 21 to lock up the 16-5 win and secure a 1-0 record to start IEM Sydney off right.

April 26, 2017

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Kjaerbye put up a stellar 49/25 KD in Astralis' 2-0 win over GODSENT on Tuesday in Season 3 of the ECS.

Kjaerbye was incredibly dominant in his team's big win over GODSENT on Tuesday. Things started off on Overpass for Game 1 and he actually was towards the bottom of his team in the first half. His teammates were carrying much of the weight while he pitched in with some consistent kills here and there. He blew up with an 11/2 second half to help his team get the 16-5 win. He continued that momentum into the second game on Mirage, posting an incredible 20/6 KD in the first half that saw his team go up 12-3. He was a bit more measured in the second half, but it was more than enough to help his team wrap up the big win.

April 20, 2017

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Kjaerbye posted a 32/37 KD on Tuesday in a series tie with Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

Game 1 Kjaerbye had a rather rough start in the first half; however, he managed to get his wits together in Round 10 with a triple kill on the offense to secure the round. After a few rounds went Kjaerbye's way, he then followed up with an anti-eco triple kill on the B-bombsite to capture the last round of the half down 9-6. Kjaerbye had a big second half, racking up the kills for the defense to hold off NiP, winning 10 out of 13 rounds to take Game 1 16-12, earning a 20/16 KD and 74.5 ADR. Kjaerbye faced a tough Game 2 start as he found himself down 6-0 on the defense on Cache. Kjaerbye contributed to the three rounds won to cut the lead in half, picking up a double kill and a few assists along the way. He then capitalized in Round 9, where he was able to hold the A-bombsite for a triple kill down 6-4. Kjaerbye managed to hold on the offense for the remainder of the half for an 8-7 lead. The second half was a dismal performance, as Kjaerbye was unable to find the important kills that would have given them a better chance, as the team fell 16-12. Kjaerbye contributed to a team-low 12/21 KD and 50.7 ADR.

April 9, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye posted a 58/59 KD in Astralis' heartbreaking loss to FaZe Clan in the grand finals of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.

Kjaerbye did his part in this game, showing up in a major way for his team in the decisive Game 3, but his team couldn't band together to take the win. Looking back at Game 1, he started off a bit slow, only managing a 17/19 KD in the 16-14 Astralis win. Game 2 was another poor showing for the Dane, only putting up a paltry nine kills in the 16-6 loss to FaZe. This game was more of just a poor showing from everyone on Astralis, rather than him being just poor on his own. Game 3 is where he made his incredible mar on the series. He was on a one-man mission to propel Astralis to even newer heights with another grand finals win, and it showed in his play. He was doing it all for Astralis. He was denying retakes, executing with impunity and holding bombsites of his own. This all led to a sweltering 32/21 KD and 95.3 ADR, which were both game-highs. Unfortunately, neither he nor his teammates could find the final rounds needed to first stop overtime, and then once in the overtime rounds, prevent FaZe from getting the win. Expect Kjaerbye and Astralis to come out firing in their next major tournament showing.

April 5, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 33/23 KD in Astralis' loss to North on Day 2 of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.

Kjaerbye did it all for Astralis in this tough loss to North on Wednesday. He started off with a double kill in Round 6 and then followed that up with another in Round 14. He was right there in the beginning rounds of the second half to help his team erase the big deficit they faced at the half. He was excellent at shutting down rotations to help Astralis lock down a flurry of rounds in the second half to take a 15-14 lead. From then on, it was all North as they forced overtime and then dominated. Kjaerbye did have a 3k in overtime to make it 16 all, but then he couldn't find anymore kills, which led to the loss. He needs more from his team if they want to take yet another tournament.

April 4, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 17/14 KDA in Astralis' win over CLG on Day 1 of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.

While Kjaerbye was towards the bottom of the charts for Astralis, it doesn't mean that he wasn't doing his part. He put up a game-high nine assists, which ended up being the second-most over the entire tournament on Day 1. While assists aren't a stat that gets a lot of love in the CS:GO world, it certainly is one that still matters. That fact that Kjaerbye posted so many also keys in on what makes Astralis so good: they swarm you. Instead of playing like lone wolfs, they roam around the map in packs to attack opposing teams en masse. This allows them to win most of the duels they end up in, which is certainly why they've been so good over the last few months.

March 19, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye earned Astralis a 25/34 KD in a series split versus North on Wednesday in the ESL Pro League Season 5.

Kjaerbye had a rough start to the series in Game 1 after a crushing defeat. Kjaerbye had a hard time finding the right pixels with a 9/17 KD following a 53.4 ADR. He contributed to four rounds won for Astralis to Game 1 on Overpass following a five round blowout in the second for a 16-4 loss. Though Game 2 proved he was back in the game after a round eight win with a swift double kill on the A-bombsite retake. After losing the second pistol round of the second half, Kjaerbye wins the force buy with a triple kill on the B-bombsite. Kjaerbye closed out the series split with a 16/17 KD followed by a 62.5 ADR in a 16-11 win over North.

March 1, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye ended Astralis' group stage win at IEM Katowice against OpTic on Wednesday with a KD of 18/20.

Kjaerbye had a solid game against OpTic on Train, quietly picking up a couple of kills in the first half on the CT side. While Kjaerbye struggled as the point of first contact, getting entry fragged repeatedly, he eventually found his groove later in the half, leading to an 8-7 lead for Astralis heading into the second half. Kjaerbye looked solid on the T side, despite some questionable early rounds. Fragging well while providing great grenades, Kjaerbye finished the 16-12 slugfest with a KD of 18/20.

March 1, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 43/36 KD Wednesday during a 1-0 group stage win over NiP at IEM Katowice.

It's easy to forget that Kjaerbye is still only 18 years old. He plays with an eerie poise for a teenager, like in Round 2 when he stood calm at Bench despite a Molotov landing inches away from him. Instead of losing his cool and immediately peeking out to challenge, Kjaerbye waited for the fire to burn away, lulling NiP into a false sense of security. When the flames were on their last tick, Kjaerbye sprung out for an easy trade kill. Although Astralis lost the round, Kjaerbye kept his composure throughout the map, and showed why so many have him marked as an up-and-coming superstar.

January 29, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye posted a 73/54 KD in Astralis' monumental 2-1 win over Virtus.pro in the grand finals of the ELEAGUE Major.

In the most unsurprising revelation of the first half of Game 1 on Nuke, Kjaerbye was a rock for his team. They lost five straight after winning the pistol round, but then battled back and forth through the rest of the game. For all their success, Astralis still let some rounds slip away from them. This was none more obvious than in Round 25 where they somehow lost an anti-eco round. That would be the final nail in Astralis' coffin for Game 1; they lost the next three rounds after this to drop the map 12-16. While he is normally a rock for Astralis, Kjaerbye didn't find many kills early in the first half of Game 2 on Overpass. Once the game got going a bit more, Kjaerbye put up respectable kills to help get the 9-6 lead at the half. When all hope looked loss for Astralis in the second half after they had began to fall apart, Kjaerbye locked things up with a double kill on the retake to tie it back up at 14 apiece. He picked up another 3k in the following round to take a 15-14 lead that would eventually turn into a 16-14 win to force a decisive Game 3. He was so strong in the final game against VP. His leadership and consistent fragging was just what Astralis needed to keep in this game. His kill with the molotov in Round 29 was so huge and set Astralis up for match point. Astralis would win the tournament in that next round to earn the title of ELEAGUE Major Atlanta champions.

January 28, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 46/37 KD in Astralis' win over Fnatic in the semifinals of the ELEAGUE Major.

Kjaerbye was leading the charge for Astralis in the first half of Game 1 on Cache. His positioning was always spot on and he used that to shut down Fnatic at every turn. His main role was flanking for Astralis, and he did that job just fine. It ended up not being enough in the second half though, with Fnatic pushing back for an overtime period. Despite the slight faltering in the second half, he ended up stepping in just when Astralis needed him to in overtime. His 1-vs-2 clutch on the B-bombsite was the final piece needed to take this game 19-16. Going into Game 2, Kjaerbye was strong once again, securing rounds with his nice sprays and positioning. Despite the narrow win in Game 1, Astralis was firing on all cylinders in this one. There was no stopping them on the way to the 16-5 win that secure the Danes a spot in the grand finals.

January 24, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye went 16-13 during a best-of-one win over G2 in the ELEAGUE Major group stages on Tuesday.

Kjaerbye had an up-and-down game. He was frequently the first Astralis casualty on the board, but also came through in a few vital, high-degree-of-difficulty moments. His Round 2 double kill in a force buy showed just how bright of a prospect many consider the 18-year-old to be, and his quad kill with 3 HP in Round 15 proved just how good Kjaerbye already is.

December 12, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye picked up a solid 34/26 KD in Astralis' win over SK 2-0 in the semifinals of the ECS Season 2 Finals.

Kjaerbye started the series off right with a double kill on the A-bombsite hold to grant the team its first pistol round win. From there he managed to gain two rounds for Astralis, including a massive quad kill in the seventh round. With a 10-5 lead at the half, Kjaerbye gave Astralis a breather as he managed to secure Round 20 with a triple kill hold on the A-bombsite creating an odd-man situation. From there Astralis closed out the first map 16-9. On Overpass for the second game, it was a breeze in the first half with three rounds won by two or more kills for Kjaerbye. He contributed to a fair amount of opening kills to get the offense started for Astralis. After an impressive 11-4 lead at the half, Kjaerbye cleaned up two round for Astralis in their 5-0 blowout in the second half.

December 12, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye posted a 37/28 KD in Astralis' ECS Season 2 grand finals win against OpTic.

Kjaerbye had a fast start to Game 1 on Train, picking up a 3k in Round 3 to give Astralis a lead that they would never relinquish. Kjaerbye would continue to put in work throughout the first half, with 3k's in Rounds 12 and 14 to give Astralis a 14-1 lead going into the second half. Making short work of OpTic, Kjaerbye led Astralis to a Game 1 win with a KD of 24/10 and a ridiculous ADR of 107.9. Kjaerbye would cool off considerably in Game 2, struggling to find his rhythm on Train. While the rest of Astralis would frag efficiently, Kjaerbye was unable to recapture his Game 1 momentum, bottom-fragging with a KD of 13/18 along with a poor ADR of just 59.8. Despite his shortcomings, however, Astralis were able to secure a 16-11 win and pick up the 2-0 series sweep.

December 10, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye picked up a KD of 15/8 in Astralis' win against FaZe in the Group A Winner's match at the ECS Season 2 Finals.

Kjaerbye had a decent start to the game in the first half of Dust 2, controlling the map well on CT-side. Kjaerbye enjoyed spectacular early performances from Xyp9x that gave Astralis an early lead, picking up the occasional double kill as Astralis took a 12-3 lead into the second half. On the T-side, Kjaerbye helped Astralis close out the game with a brace of 3k's in Rounds 16 and 19, preventing FaZe from generating any momentum in the second half. Finishing with a KD of 15/8 to go with an ADR of 90.8, Kjaerbye helped Astralis secure a Group A win in dominating fashion.

December 9, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye posted a poor 14/15 KD in Astralis's 16-7 win over OpTic Gaming in Group A of the ECS Season 2 Finals.

Kjaerbye took a bit to get going in this game, but then again, so did all of Astralis. But once he showed up, he put OpTic on notice with a show stopping ace with the MAC-10 in Round 6, although it was just about his only major contribution to the game. Despite him just adding in some kills here and there (he only had 10 kills in the next 17 rounds of the game), his big ace did kick start a big run from Astralis that would end up in an easy win for Astralis.

December 4, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 46/55 KD in Astralis' 1-2 loss to OpTic Gaming in the grand finals of ELEAGUE Season 2.

Kjaerbye had a bit of a rollercoaster series for Astralis in this grand final. He was never very consistent, with his worst performance coming in a win and his best performance coming in a loss. His Game 1 showing on Train was a largely forgettable outing, finishing with game-lows in KD (11/17) and ADR (57.2). He did bounce back in the second game, but it wasn't enough to get his team the win. Astralis was basically pushed around by OpTic in this game, with the only real highlight from the team coming from Kjaerbye when he picked up a 3k to end the half. OpTic would easily wrap up the 16-6 game in the second half. The final game on Overpass was a stronger showing from Astralis as a whole, but they would still come up short. Kjaerbye tried to contribute with a 3k on a retake in Round 11 to give Astralis its third win. They just couldn't do much to stop OpTic in this series, though, and they were defeated.

December 2, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye tallied a strong 40/35 KD in Astralis' surprising win against SK Gaming in the semifinals of the ELEAGUE Season 2 playoffs.

Kjaerbye got a kill in the pistol round of Game 1 on Overpass, but would only pick up one more kill in the next five rounds as Astralis was a bit slow to get going. He came on a bit towards the middle of the half with three kills between Rounds 7 and 8 to help Astralis get the ball rolling. He picked up a big 3k in the final round of the first half that put his team just down one round going into the half. He showed up again in the second half with a 3k in Round 19 to get Astralis off to an 11-8 lead. They could continue to push from there and get the 16-11 win. Kjaerbye was blistering to start this game on Train, with his map-wide flank in a retake that gave his team the 4-0 lead. As the half went on, he was a big part of the huge push that Astralis made to go up 12-3. He put up more than a few multi-kills throughout the game as Astralis fought off a furious second -half comeback by SK to take the map 16-12.

December 1, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a monstrous 72/43 Wednesday in a 2-1 ELEAGUE Quartefinal win over Ninjas in Pajamas.

Finally, it seems, the up-and-coming Dane delivered on all the hype. He kicked things off on Cobblestone with a superhuman Round 4 quad kill, all headshots with the Deagle, and after a triple kill with the m4a1 in the next round, Kjaerbye had already bagged 13 frags through five rounds. He tailed off a bit in the second half on the first map, but was an absolute animal in the second on Train with a 20/6 scoreline and a 109.8 ADR. His Round 2 triple kill on the B retake set the tone for the map, and NiP had no answers as Astralis sprinted to a 16:2 win. Kjaerbye continued to up the ante on Overpass, top-fragging yet again with a 26/16 KD and a 103.7 ADR. Astralis started on the CT side, and Kjaerbye found heaps of opening frags to boost Astralis to a massive 7:1 headstart. His Round 8 quad kill saved a very sloppy round from Astralis, and his double kill on map point helped win the series. Breakout performance against elite competition for Kjaerbye.

November 21, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye went 41/41 during an 0-2 loss to SK Gaming in the semifinals of IEM Oakland.

All of Astralis got off to an extremely slow start in this game, as Kjaerbye didn't pick up the team's first kill until Round 3. As the game went on, Kjaerbye ended up being one of the top fraggers for the team. Unfortunately for Astralis, they just couldn't hold on against the Train veterans. Astrarlis took a 14-9 lead, but then Kjaerbye disappeared, not tallying a kill until the Round 30 loss where he got a bomb plant and a 3k, but couldn't secure the round. Kjaerbye was slow once again to start the second game on Mirage. He only had a single kill after six rounds as Astralis were down 2-4. By the time the first half ended, he was top fragging for his team. The only problem was that he just had no follow up from his team. He finally did get some follow up, but then they just couldn't stand up against the strong veteran presence of SK.

November 17, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye ended Astralis' loss against G2 in Group A of IEM Oakland on Wednesday with a lackluster 12/21 KD.

Kjaerbye had no kills in first three rounds of this game against G2 on Nuke. Once he got on the board, he was consistently great for the rest of the first half in this game on Nuke. He didn't ever dominate things, but just put out nice damage from start to finish. Come the second half, though, his play was very lackluster. He ended the game with the lowest KD (12/21) and ADR (59.0) in the lobby. With him getting picked off so often -- he was a poor 1/4 on entry frags as well -- Astralis was left without much help in this loss to G2.

November 17, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up an average 14/14 KD in Astralis' big win against Na'Vi in Group A of IEM Oakland on Wednesday.

Kjaerbye certainly didn't do anything flashy here against Na'Vi, but what he did do was just show up fairly consistently for his team. He started off with a 3k in Round 2 that gave his team a 2-0 lead, and then followed that up with a double in Round 3 where he cleaned up after dev1ce's 3k. With both dev1ce and dupreeh playing so well, these seemingly small contributions from Kjaerbye were all that Astralis really needed to stay ahead.

November 16, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye went 14/9 in a 1-0 blowout victory over Team Liquid on Wednesday.

Kjaerbye didn't play at MVP levels for Astralis against Team Liquid, but he chipped in a healthy share of damage and finished with a 92.9 ADR. His responsibilities this game fell more in the Mid Round as opposed to entry-fragging duties. He picked off jdm64 several times, crucially removing TL's AWP whenever they could actually afford to purchase the weapon (which didn't happen much this map). Kjaerbye wasn't a standout this match, but he was remarkably consistent.

November 14, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 25/17 KD in Astralis' win over SK in the Group C winner's match of ELEAGUE Season 2.

kjaerbye had a consistent performance against SK in this match. He contributed to a tied record after four rounds after picking up a double kill to hold the B-bombsite. He then extended the lead for Astralis after taking the sixth round with a double AK-47 spray to create a 2-vs-1 in favor of Astralis. Down 9-6 at the half, kjaerbye inflicted consistency in the second half, posting up eight rounds on the T-side. Astralis takes down SK 16-13 thanks to kjaerbye's consistency.

November 12, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye posted a 12/14 KD in a 1-0 ELEAGUE Season 2 victory over ALTERNATE aTTaX on Friday.

Kjaerbye bottom fragged for his team with the only non-positive kill-death differential on Astralis, and he was a non-factor for much of the map. In Round 9, he failed to check kzy in the Radio Room, went for a wide-open bomb plant, and was punished immediately. Not his best showing, which is somewhat surprising against a lower-tier opponent.

October 11, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye finished Tuesday's 0-2 loss to G2 with a 38/39 KD.

Astralis has seen better days. With the benching of IGL and iconic team member karrigan, much of the load has been left to Kjaerbye to carry. His aim is still top tier, and his game sense is solid. Early in the first map (both maps were played on Dust 2), in a 2-vs-2 retake on the A-site, Kjaerbye pushed slowly through CT Spawn while Xyp9x flanked from Long. When Xyp9x fell to shox's AWP, Kjaerbye immediately recognized the situation, saw that he had no feasible angles to retake, and saved his rifle for the next round. Kjaerbye was measured, deadly, and composed against G2, but Astralis was outclassed nonetheless.

October 1, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye managed a strong 26/21 KD in the loss against SK Gaming in Round 2 of ESL One New York.

Kjaerbye started off this game against SK with a double in the first pistol round, which gave them a quick 1-0 lead. This set the tone for the half that he would have. While dev1ce started out with the flashy numbers, Kjaerbye actually ended the half as the top fragger in the lobby with 16 kills. He continued this momentum into the second half, as he picked up another three kills in the first two rounds. While he was playing extremely well, most of his teammates did not match this level of play and they lost 16-13.

September 30, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye put up a 18/22 KD in the win over G2 in Round 1 of ESL One New York.

Kjaerbye and Astralis were far too predictable in the opening half of this game. They would constantly push the A site without having a good hold on the rest of the map, which constantly left them at a disadvantage. This also led to him having a large number of deaths that also left them reeling round after round. As the second half went on, though, he and his team came on strong with 11 straight wins to take the 16-13 win.

September 11, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye went 45/49 in a 1-2 loss to Ninjas in Pajamas in the SL StarSeries quarterfinals on Saturday.

Kjaerbye started off hot, with pinpoint Deagle shooting on Cache. The first map was the peak of his night, however, and he capped Cache off with a late Ace that viewers should have to show ID to see. CS:GO caster Launders kept referring to Kjaerbye as the "ballgobbler" on the first map, but as NiP turned the tides, the nicknames ended for Kjaerbye. He was eventually overwhelmed, and Astralis crumbled.

July 27, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Kjaerbye was unable to perform up to expectations against mousesports, earning a series KD of 26/37.

Moving into the series against mousesports, Astralis were heavily favored to win. Unfortunately, this ended up not being the case, in large part due to Kjaerbye's under performance. He started off the series with a decent display on Mirage, but the rest of his team seemed to be on a completely different page. Unable to stop mousesports from executing on sites, he was only able to pick up 10 kills during the first half while dying in every round but one. Although his team continued to suffer in the final three rounds of the game, Kjaerbye was the only one able to do much of anything, picking up five more kills for himself to end Map 1 with a 15/17 KD. Just as things looked like they couldn't get much worse, Astralis began to step up their game on Dust 2. Unfortunately, Kjaerbye was the sole member of the team who could not continue to perform. Finding a measly six kills on the first half of the map, he was nearly absent. Though his team tried desperately to keep themselves in the game, he continued to underperform, earning the lowest rating in the map and earning a measly 11/20 KD. As a result, mousesports were able to claim the map with ease, eliminating Astralis from the ELEAGUE Season One playoffs.