They have plenty of weak spots, they just cheat hard enough that that doesnt matter.
Astralis good but not best
Yeah most pefect team we've seen in csgo
2nd SK in their prime and then fnatic
fnatic was most dominant csgo team, but not as good and innovative
GAY1ve spray people in smoke champ. Greatest ever at it
Agree, especially on your point about zonic.
The Guy is the x factor of astralis which literally no current other team has (except zews maybe). He has a winner mentality from his playing days, he was a big part on developing nade meta, able to use timeouts efficiently, super energetic, and most importantly, from what i've seen, he treats his players like his own sons.
great as always mr happy2major
couldn't agree more, the reason why I'm such a huge fan and keep sucking them off is because they fully deserve it for playing the best CS I have ever seen
They're not perfect, Xyp9x and gla1ve can get picked on holding small sites sometimes and generally this team is less good at getting entries on executes than some others
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the systme is so rigid that if one player slumps the whole system falls apart. dev1ce slump? lose your awper/superstar dupreeh slump? lose your entry frag and now magisk/dev1ce will have to do magisk slump? lose your lurker/2nd entry glav1ce slump? lose your IGL, tilt, lose good fragger etc Xyp9x slump? this is least impact but you lose your clutch and support
Agreed mr happy_2_major_niko_0_major, but also most of the teams have incomplete rosters and cannot challenge them (faze olof was absent, mibr just completed rosters, c9 missing players, fnc recent changes) . The only teams with stable rosters are liquid and navi, and they are the only ones who can challenge them, kinda..
Astraliss good but not the best becuz NiP is The Best
and i am The GOAT.
btw i am f0rest.
10/10 analysis, always delivering the goods, just as expected.
Thanks Mr. happy_2_major_niko_0_major
FIND THE MISTAKE!!!!!
hello lady and gentlemen of HLTV.org
as we have seen in recent times, team Astralis of Denmark which consists of Emil "Magisk" Reif, Nicolai "device" Reedtz, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander have been literally fisting every other team in sight, they have fucked poor Team Liquid of North America at 3 grand finals at 3 different events and have made over $1,000,000 just from those 3 events.
personally i think it is quite safe to say that Astralis are the perfect team, there is no weak links whatsoever which is incredibly impressive, one of the most impressive things about Astralis is the ability to have an IGL who can both frag well and lead like Genghis Khan. in fact from now on we will refer to gla1ve as Genghis Khan because he is fantastic leader and he kills people real good too.
pretty much every other team that has ever had an "era" has had a weak link in some way, fnatic it was Markus "pronax" Wallsten, genius mind but bad aimer, LG/SK Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo who is only interested in playing a 1v5 as he keeps kicking all his teammates and is a terrible IGL and even worse AWPer. FaZe have Finn "karrigan" Andersen who is a pretty decent IGL but one of the worst aimers ive ever seen i think. Richard "shox" Papillon, incredibly aim, one of the best players of all time but he cant IGL for shit
the IGL being the weak link is usually a recurring factor but not for Astralis it seems. gla1ve's IGL fragging capabilities are ridiculously good but i think due to the help of Danny "zonic" Sørensen, gla1ve's life is made a lot easier and that leads me nicely on to the next point
zonic is a key factor and to be honest i think he is the best type of coach a team could ask for. he helps gla1ve a tremendous amount with demos and strats which allows him to focus more on his individual practice for fragging. he is a very supportive coach and you can always see him cheering and keeping morale high in the team even when things arent going their way. "NICE!"
their utility usage is also insane, Inferno nades especially, going banana at any point on the T-side of Inferno vs Astralis is a terrible idea because you WILL get nuked without fail. not just utility usage their on the fly strats are also incredible, the most memorable one for me was on Nuke where they timed 2 doors opening at the same time to mask the push on to B site, gla1ve and device i think, one was in Squeaky the other was in Decontamination room, the Squeaky door push took all attention away from the B site and allowed them to open the doors at the same time and take B without being detected. i cant find a video but it was crazy.
by far the most impressive thing i think about Astralis is that they dont really have any star players (you could argue device but i dont think he is star just very consistent). you see FaZe which paid millions for theses 5 GOAT players but they just arent as good as Astralis who dont have any star players just a lot of dedicated and solid players, their strats, coordination and dedication make them the best team around.
also Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye is a fucking idiot lol
hope you enjoy read, have nice day everyone
bro i remember that thing they did on nuke
Astralis also has the best mappool. There is literally no map they cant play and on two of the maps they are possibly the best team (Nuke and overpass).
Nuke 94% 18games, everyone wants to ban nuke against them
OverP 73% 22games
Cache and d2 might be their weakest maps, but on those they have solid winrates, just not enough games:
Dust2 100% 4games
Cache 62.5% 8games
Another great thread mate :)
you are such a no lifer...
yes they are and i agree with you Mr happy_2_major_niko_0_major
navi is almost as good as astralis with 6/10 chance of choking
+1 thank mr happy 2 major 4 great read
very good thread mr happy_2_major_niko_0_major
Kjearbye is idiot for good because I didn't see such teamwork in astralis before magisk came, yeah yeah they won major with kjearbye.. but seriously they might've been good but not this good. This astralis is just too good they play off each other so well and their players fit roles perfectly unlike the old astralis where kjearbye was entry even though dupreeh is quite better at doing that.
its true. now astralis super team
astralis is not perfect.
kio, happy, nbk, shox, smithzzz=perfect
Real MVP was Kjaerbye for leaving, so this team could happen.
AND ALSO LESS CHOKE FACTOR "DANISH CHOKE" ISN'T A THING NOW ON ASTRALIS . MAYBE THEY ARE CREATIVE ENOUGH TO EXPLORE THINGS LIKE HIRING a sport psychologist which was done , or any strat that could help them dominate the cs scene
Gla1ve, the Genghis Khan of CS:GO, he will conquer everything.
Yes they are.
Thanks Kjaerbyebye for leaving to North.
OFC ITS THE BEST TEAM EVER, ASTRALIS TO WIN NEXT TWO MAJORS
also Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye is a fucking idiot lol
It is funny you talk about such a legend as Fallen like that, that is exactly what would be said about him in his prime time, as for Astralis, now its their time, much respect to them, as always.
And contrary to stupid butthurt fans, Astralis games right now are not boring but amazing to watch, as much as LG/SK games were for me in the past. Beautiful CS.
I still root for my team but such is life.
great thread m8
good to see a fellow astralis fan doing his work here :)
much love from me <3
placeholder team yes, as usual, like TSM days
The problem with ASTRALIS is that they´re so much better than the other teams that fans of CSGO are getting angry with them: i call it envy
Their T side needs work, they rely on their CT side at times.
If astralis is the perfect team how come they dont 16-0 everyone ?
best read on hltv for sure
you dont like fallen thats okay but you cant say the number 2 in hltv rank and 6 in 2016, 2017 respective is bad, you can dislike him dont agree and those stuff but numbers are facts and doesnt have any argument to say the opposite. And about astralis yeah i think they are really good and playing an awesome cs right now but you are just putting them in a level that like no one have achieved and thats not true. Last year faze achieved the same level that astralis is right now, niko playing incredible well, rain as well some people even said that rain was more important than niko, guardian just being guardian, olof not playing like fnatic days but with some highlights and karrigan fragging in some maps and winning a ton of clutches, like i said any weak points, the only weak point of this team was to play like this in the same year as SK on their highest level, faze in 2017 lost all the bo3 and bo5 against SK, lost all the tournaments just won when isn't facing SK, this is not an opinion its a fact.
And still this year astralis doesn't have any bo3 win over faze, for me you are just overhyping astralis moment, faze in 2017 and sk accomplished much more titles and you dont talk like they are big stuff.
hello Mr happy_2_major_niko_0_major
thank for piece of good read but i arent think that, i are think astralis tier5
Have a lovely day,
Astralis is good but xyp9x is bad
Yep completely agree. Zonic’s role is so important in the team with hyping everyone up
Honestly though, Kjaerbye couldn't be in here and keep Astralis at #1. Magisk is just better overall. He always was really, was also one of the best fraggers on North, but MSLUL couldn't see talent even if he had it thrown directly into his face with a catapult.
Essentially Magisk's success is a direct kick in the nuts to MSLUL, and I couldn't be happier. I hope Mertz does the same thing and becomes more successful than North (I suspect he will be kicked from the org soon).
- MSLUL sucks.
- Mertz should become better than North.
- Magisk > Kjaerbye easily.