Look at the lineup they have been playing with lately, they have been using Estag instead of Jugi, and if I'm not wrong there was an article about Jugi not playing for a while because of personal issues.
this lineup isnt even as good on paper as people make it out to be , they just have legends playing in the team who are past their prime. fnatic , sk are on faze level and even liquid , astralis and nip have a skill cieling that is close to that of faze. the only difference is that these teams didnt buy players , they made them
And Fnatic didn't buy lekro and NiP didn't just poach draken and rez due to poor performances and iirc liquid bought Elige too. Astralis is literally the core of the 3 best Danish players so or course talent is going to flock to them.
astralis top1 after marseille
i'm not even an astralis fan but just look at them body people online, it's hard to say they can't do this on lan and sk will be back in top 5 after marseille as well because:
s1mple can't always win 1v9
faze can only get to finals and semis
fnatic lack fire power (need a player to go ham to win)
liquid has a shit map pool
mous has a shit map pool
clout 9 lack fire power
also hell raisers are way better than heroic mainly cos woxic is the next fucking kennys
C9 isn't in the best spot but I don't think you can really say they lack firepower.
They have two players over 1.15 on rating right now in Tarik and Autimatic. Rush is only slightly behind.
If they can keep Ska or get someone as good as him they should be as good as they were last year. I think Stewie leaving has been a burden off the team. I mean they've dominated teams online including Optic, Liquid and SK. Oh and split a series with NRG. All in the last week.
Because they are doing well right now(last 2 months and now), they will show their skill next events like iem sydney, dh 2018, blast pro etc. And if we talk about ' At the moment ' probably SS > Renegades
"they will show their skill next events like iem sydney, dh 2018, blast pro etc."
They will be higher ranked than Renegades when they showed that. So far, they didn't show much so Renegades is higher ranked.
xd,forgot that this is top 15 teams atm
but anyway,rn astralis is top 3 team because faze playing with xizt,SK and cloud9 swapped players
they’re just much better than more teams in top 10 rn
Flag checks out. Bro pls think unbiased and don't put virtus pro in top 15 xD they are not even top20 with their current form. They just got rekt by ss 16-4 in 2 different maps. That was just an example, they lost even smaller teams too.
And after they win 2 events in a row ?
Is my facts hurting your feelings that their wins are much better just look at the videos so big diffrence , stariseries so fucking trash compared to a event like Katowice , and Mousesports almost lost 5v1 vs S1mple , while Fnatic did beat FaZe in Bo3 and Bo5 to win the event
I don't think we can define who is better between SK and C9, that was just a online match. Ska was playing as standing, FNS first match and first Stewie day.
I'm looking forward to see where they can go :D
7. C9 (If they keep Ska or bring in an equivalent AWP(has the ability to move up or down depending on that move))
15. Space Soldiers
C9 results on lan lately???
and winter fox is still a team
SS WESG was the only 1 good Lan and all Online
Asstralis hasn't done good on lan all online other then semis at IEM
HWML bottom of MTW
NRG all online
This is the biggest Joke top 15 ever