dev1ce
Nicolai Reedtz 
Denmark
Astralis
Unable to hold off Fnatic in late Game 2 loss
May 24, 2017
dev1ce posted a 33/23 KD on Tuesday in the Esports Championship Series Season 3 with a draw against Fnatic 1-1.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce had a monster first half on Train, taking down Fnatic with the AWP in every angle and retake. dev1ce shut down the Fnatic offense from attempting any play into the A-bombsite; he also countered their more passive rounds by being patient and holding out to pick off the push one by one on both bombsites. dev1ce took a dominating first half 14-1 and swept the second half with two rounds for a 16-1 win, earning a 16/7 KD and 81.2 ADR along the way. Game 2 had a quick 3-0 start, but Fnatic came back to win six straight, forcing dev1ce to save for the AWP late in the first half. dev1ce managed to close the half down 8-7, but his chances in the second half were slim as he never got on his feet despite the one round won in Round 23, with a 1-vs-2 clutch on the B-bombsite for a 16-8 loss. dev1ce posted a 17/16 KD and 73.2 ADR during the dismal second-half performance to tie the series 1-1.
Quiet day on the AWP in 2-0 sweep
May 18, 2017
dev1ce posted a 42/32 KD on Wednesday over Team Dignitas in a 2-0 series win in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce contributed to the 4-0 lead to start Nuke, but Dignitas came back to tie in the first half 4-4. Once the economy was stable, dev1ce got the AWP and got to work as he contributed to the last seven rounds won in the first half on the defense to take the 11-4 lead at the half. dev1ce took a hard ten-round deficit in the second half, but got his wits together and finally broke the defense of Dignitas to take Game 1 16-14, posting a 21/20 KD and 68.6 ADR. Game 2 dev1ce dominated in the first half with the AWP to shut down the mid control as well as the late B rush to pick apart the offense one by one. dev1ce contributed to the 12-3 lead at the half and even had some tight competition in the second half despite Dignitas coming up short of a win 16-7. dev1ce earned a 21/12 KD and an 83.7 ADR.
Carries Astralis to clean win vs NV
May 18, 2017
dev1ce played phenomenally in Astralis' 2-0 win over Team EnVyUs on Tuesday, earning a combined KD of 55/18.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce had a phenomenal showing against NV, beginning with his strong showing in Game 1 on Inferno. dev1ce was a monster throughout the match with the AWP, dealing death throughout the first half as Astralis jumped out to a 14-1 lead heading into the second half. Two short rounds later, and dev1ce led Astralis to a dominating 16-1 win with a KD of 26/5 and an ADR of 123.5. Continuing to fire on all cylinders in Game 2 on Train, dev1ce continued to post monstrous numbers. While it wasn't as easy as it was in Game 1, a KD of 29/13 and another game-high ADR of 110.2, along with a highlight reel of triple kills with the AWP, was enough to carry Astralis to a 16-10 win.
Strong early play overshadowed by late collapse
May 4, 2017
dev1ce ended with a 20/16 KD in Astralis' tough loss to SK Gaming at IEM Sydney on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce was the top man yet again in this narrow loss to SK on Thursday. He opened up with a nice 3k in the pistol round that was followed up with a double in Round 2. As Astralis continued to keep moving along in the first half, he notched an opening double in Round 6 to go up 4-2. In the rest of the half, he was incredibly strong with his AWP to help put his team at a 9-6 scoreline to end the half. He opened the second half with a double kill in the pistol round, but it wasn't enough to get the win in the round. From that point on, he lost a bit of steam and kept getting steamrolled along with his teammates in the late stages of the second half. SK were much more decisive with their holds and executes, which left Astralis floundering in the eventual loss.
Not his usual self in win
May 3, 2017
dev1ce posted a subdued KD of 13/9 in Astralis' lopsided win over The Chiefs on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Despite being one of the rocks for Astralis, dev1ce had a bit of a quiet game to open up their play at IEM Sydney. He had a couple of early kills, but was very quiet for most of the first half of this game. He did pick up a solid four kills between Rounds 7 and 9 as Astralis picked up three straight wins without dropping a single kill. However, he had no kills in the final three rounds of the half as The Chiefs ended with a bit of a nice run. Opening up the second half, he was slow once again with only two kills in the first three rounds of the half. His teammates made up for his deficiencies, though, and picked up the 16-5 win to put Astralis at a nice 1-0 to open up IEM Sydney.
Average in win over GODSENT
April 26, 2017
dev1ce managed a 31/25 KD in Astralis' 2-0 win against GODSENT on Tuesday in Season 3 of the ECS.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce is normally the biggest contributor for Astralis, and while he was certainly not bad in this series, he was a bit more of a secondary player than anything here. In the first half of Game 1, he failed to even crack double digits in kills with just nine. He was much better in the second half, going a strong 7/1 to give his team the 16-5 win. The second game was even more lackluster for dev1ce, as he only went 15/15 in the whole game. His first half was pretty average, with a 10/9 KD. The second half was an almost invisible one for him, only tallying five kills in the half. With their opponent not being the most intimidating, this play was fine, but against a better team, it could end up being a bit of a problem.
Rock solid on AWP for series tie with NiP
April 20, 2017
dev1ce earned a 43/36 KD on Tuesday in a series tie with Ninjas in Pyjamas in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce got out to a slow start faced two rounds down to start the first half of Inferno. Device contributed to the eco round win which cut the score in half 2-1. Although NiP stood tall in Round 4, dev1ce came back to take the following two rounds to remain in the game 4-3. From there, dev1ce gave up four rounds before opening the A-bombsite, and his aggressive AWP through the mid area allowed them to take three rounds to end the half down 9-6. However, dev1ce shut down NiP's offense in the second half, winning seven rounds in a row before the Swedes captured one of their own. dev1ce posted a 23/17 KD and 85.0 ADR to close out the second half 16-12. Game 2, dev1ce didn't have the stable economy to really try and advance using the AWP, down early 6-0 on Cache; however, he did manage to string a few rounds together to get the economy going late. As a result,dev1ce contributed to the first-half comeback to take the lead at the half 8-7. device started the second half with a triple kill on the A-bombsite in a post-plant situation to secure the second pistol round. From there dev1ce and team were closed out to a series tie with a 16-12 loss on Cache. dev1ce earned a 20/19 KD and 79.6 ADR.
Fails to clutch for Astralis late
April 9, 2017
dev1ce put up a 66/60 KD in Astralis close 1-2 loss to FaZe Clan in the grand finals of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce had a bit of an odd series here against FaZe Clan. While he is normally a rock for Astralis, the Dane came up short more than a couple times in this series. He started off well enough in Game 1 with a 28/17 KD, including 16 kills with his famed AWP. He led the way in a close 16-14 win that put his team up 1-0 from the start. Game 2 on Nuke is likely one that will haunt him for quite some time. He only managed to put up a lowly 10 kills in the stomp that FaZe put on them in the game. This set the teams up for a showdown of epic proportions in Game 3 on Inferno. While he played well enough, it simply wasn't enough for his team to the pick up the win. Despite being up 10-5 at the half, he couldn't find the requisite kills in the late game to hold off FaZe's furious comeback. Far too many times his AWP wasn't hitting his targets, which allowed FaZe to inch all the way back to force overtime where they picked up the 19-17 win.
Provides much consistency to help Astralis get win
April 6, 2017
dev1ce posted a strong 22/14 KD in Astralis' win over Fnatic on Day 3 of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce was his normal self in this win over Fnatic on Thursday. While Astralis were struggling a bit in the first half, dev1ce played the role of old reliable to make sure that his team went into the half strong. He picked up a big 3k in Round 14 that gave his team the decisive win. Going into the second half, things were still hanging pretty close between the two teams, and once again, it was dev1ce that came through to keep his team trudging along. He picked up his signature AWP in Round 22 to completely shut down Fnatic with a quad kill to tie things up, which put Astralis on the road to victory. They won the next five rounds after that to pick up the win.
Comes up short in loss
April 5, 2017
dev1ce put up a 21/23 KD in Astralis' 19-16 win over North on Day 2 of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Despite the fact that dev1ce is usually a strong player for Astralis, he came up a bit short in this game against North on Wednesday. He started off slow in this game that was filled with technical pauses from the start. Once the game got going, he tried his best to get Astralis ahead, but it wasn't enough early on. In the later stages, he did start to pick up some nice clutches, including a massive one late in the game where he secured a quad kill that included a ridiculous 1-vs-3 clutch that saved his team's skin. That round win pushed Astralis ahead to a 15-14 lead before North forced overtime. In that overtime round, dev1ce came up incredibly short with no kills, which undoubtedly led to his team's tough loss.
Shuts down CLG with the AWP
April 4, 2017
dev1ce tallied a 24/14 KD in Astralis' win over Counter Logic Gaming on Day 1 of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce has certainly come into his own over the last few months. With Astralis playing at the top of their game, dev1ce is almost always right there at the top of the scoreboard, and today was no exception. Even though Astralis started off on the wrong foot here, going down 0-6 in the first half, dev1ce never faltered. He was always there with his AWP to keep his team ahead in the later stages of the game. He posted a game-high 14 kills on the sniper rifle, which ended up being the second-most across the entire tournament on Day 1. If dev1ce keeps this up, Astralis might be able to add another notch to the ever growing belt of wins they've got.
Strong performance in split versus North
March 19, 2017
dev1ce earned Astralis a firm 46/32 KD on Wednesday in a 1-1 split versus North in the ESL Pro League Season 5
ANALYSIS
dev1ce had a rough start on Wednesday, only winning four rounds in the first half of Game 1 while being blanked by five in the second. dev1ce contributed with a 14/18 KD and 63.8 ADR. dev1ce remained consistent in Game 2, starting off with a quad kill in the pistol round. He fueled the first half to a 9-6 win then remained composed in the second. dev1ce collected a 32/114 KD as well as an impressive 117.8 ADR in Game 2 after taking out North 16-11.
Diagnosed with hiatus hernia
March 8, 2017
dev1ce has been diagnosed with hiatus hernia, which could impact his availability to play should he opt for surgery, the player tweeted on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
This situation appears to be very much in flux, as dev1ce is still weighing his options, one of which could require surgery. If the leader of Astralis opts to go that route, the team could be without one of their star players for at least a few weeks. Besides the time off, the procedure could come with some unintended side effects, all of which would likely weigh into dev1ce's thought process in the coming days. For now, his status will be worth monitoring in the coming days, but it's seeming like Astralis may be without one of their best players for an extended time.
Eventually finds a rhythm against OpTic
March 1, 2017
dev1ce earned a KD of 23/20 in Astralis' group stage win at IEM Katowice over OpTic on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce had a good game against OpTic on Train, picking up a double kill in Round 1 to give Astralis a small lead on the CT side. Throughout a tumultuous first half, dev1ce was hit and miss with the AWP and rifles, but Astralis managed to squeak out an 8-7 lead heading into the second half. dev1ce stepped up in the second half on the T side, using the AWP to find early picks for Astralis' late pushes. While he posted a team-worst ADR of 67.0, his solid 23/20 KD was enough to help Astralis topple OpTic 16-12.
Struggling to find groove at IEM Katowice
March 1, 2017
dev1ce contributed a 39/34 KD Wednesday during a 1-0 group stage win over NiP at IEM Katowice.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce is off to a shaky start at IEM Katowice. He's earned a reputation as one of the best AWPers at finding the right angles to minimize risk and maximize the chance of finding a pick, but his game sense has looked a little out of sorts in Poland. He's still staying alive in a lot of rounds, which holds a lot of value, but isn't finding as many of those consistent picks he's known for.