Astralis complete major three-peat at Berlin Major

Members of the Astralis Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team acknowledge the crowd at the StarLadder Berlin Major on Saturday. Astralis won the final of the tournament with a 2-0 victory over AVANGAR on Sunday for their third straight major victory. Provided by StarLadder

Astralis picked up their third straight major title on Sunday by beating AVANGAR 2-0 in the grand final of the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Astralis, who won the FACEIT Major in September 2018 in London and IEM Katowice in March, will take home $500,000 for the first-place finish. It was also the fourth major for this Astralis roster, which also won ELEAGUE Major Atlanta in 2017.

AVANGAR, a Kazakhstan outfit that earned the No. 5 seed, pockets $150,000 for the runner-up finish.

On the first map, Inferno, Astralis jumped ahead 12-3 before cruising to the 16-6 victory.

The Danes quickly took the lead on the second map, Dust 2, as well. They jumped ahead 11-4 before rolling to the 16-5 victory and the title.

-- Field Level Media