In the third place warm up match before today’s Grand Final, G2 Esports came from behind to beat Astralis.
The best of three went the distance, and G2 had to win two maps in a row to take third place in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
G2 will take home $60,000 (£46,000), while Astralis will have to settle for $30,000 (£23,000).
Game one Nuke was close, so close that it looked like it was going to overtime.
However a heroic 1v3 from Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Hojsleth gave Astralis the 16-14 victory. That was the second time in the first game that Xyp9x put the team on his shoulders to win a 1v3, but in that deciding round it was all the more clutch.
The Danish Astralis team lost 2-0 in their semifinal match to SK Gaming, but looked to be turning things around today.
However, they fell to an early half time deficit of 10-5 on Mirage in the second map, and although they came out on top in the second half, that lead was too much to overcome.
G2 took the second map 16-14, setting up a deciding game on Inferno.
With the series leveled up, G2 were looking to ride their momentum to a victory. The French team had already defeated Astralis in the Group Stage in convincing style.
To make matters worse for Astralis, in that group stage match they were dominated by G2 on Inferno 16-4.
However, they looked to get revenge on Inferno early in the third place match, and were 10-5 up at half time.
With a difference of $30,000 separating third and fourth place, G2 had it all to do in the second half.
And somehow, they managed it. In a shocking turn of events, Astralis collapsed and took just one round in the second half, and the game ended with G2 winning 16-11.