+1 but s1mple usually plays well agains them
+1, as an opposite teams like fnatic are known to actually not being able to do shit against teams with a star player, star players always shine against them and are never shut down, its maybe due to the cs that is being played, if its tactical or not
no... you are wrong.
the whole team was gripped with fear and was mentally more focusing on not losing then actually winning. astralis were there to win.
go watch the demo of the final and compare with other demos of navi on those maps, even vs astralis and you will see, they did not play the way they usually do. If they were there to win they would have picked mirage. Its statistically their strongest map.
I do agree with your analysis on how astralis plays though.
The conclusion: Astralis are the gods of this game, so s1mple & co can't handle them
Your right we can see it today with cold
bump 89rd account
i agree with statement which is to be agreed with
astralis right now are 5 tier 1 fraggers with godlike device and dupreeh sometimed magisk, well fuck it everyone turns up at some point.
navi is just simple, electronic and sometimes VERY RARELY zeus. flamie and edward, sometimes deadweight but usually liability.
Most overrated playerm maybe top 5 awp player
this is what I'm saying for years now.
s1mple most overated player ever.
he just plays like stream lol, he take control of his actions, not giving af about the rest of the team LOL
this is the type of player who goes HAM on main and amateur teams, but when go PRO, they get less kills cuz they start playing for the team, knowing when to hide, play 3x3 without overpeeking etc
s1mple goes ultra ham on groupstage etc cuz sometimes he overpeeks and things goes right for him, but this is super inconsistent lol, when a team just punish him, or he trades 1 by 1, he is fucked, he has no plan B, he can play only in this style LUL
its really hard to navi win tournments cuz its almost impossible to have many bo3 where he goes ham every map xd
I actually noticed that as well.
youre right, but hltv would rather keep the meme that he choked
wtf 1st normal post on hltv
He didn't really choke, they were just outplayed and like u said astralis really made life suck for him in that game like no other team can.
Nope this was a straight up choke, s1mple already played super well against them in finals of other LANs some that Na'vi even beat Astralis at so no it has nothing to do with Astralis being a god team. What happened is he wasn't mentally prepared to get stomped on, he has this huge ego and cannot see this type of event occurring because he's very confident in his skill, he went into the game over confident and wasn't mentally prepared, this is a choke imho.
Each round that passed in that final you could see the tilt building, the desperation, the dumb actions preformed by him just trying to make a play for his team, he lost the game mentally, he made bad plays the entire final it's a pure choke.
i think the fact s1mple is 20 and really just starting people overlook device is 23 how good is s1mple gonna be at 22-23
Think it is more like: Astralis dont give easy frags to any one. Simple need these frags, which he gets from other teams to build confidence. No Confidence = no ownage. You can clearly see that he misses easy shots also against Astralis - that is clearly a confidence thing. Or you could call it a choke.
TLDR: s1mple is shit also is the whole NaVi team and even pro100 represents their country better + Astralis #1 Cold #1 and S1mple #shit
I don't think s1mple is choking. I think s1mple is being complacent. I'd bet any amount of money if DH Marseilles or Starseries s4 kiev s1mple showed up, with how good electronic is now and how Edward was having the time of his life, NaVi would've won but s1mple didn't show up. To choke means you were capable of performing at that level but after seeing navi play since even before cologne, I think s1mple can't play like his start of dominant self any more. He plainly has gotten bad. Not choked
xantares lul, this infernol match vs astralis he just lost every single aim dual in banana
astralis has some secret drug they put in the food and drink "star" players before the game
it makes their aim turn to shit
Simple 0 majors but pronax 3 majors
s1mple just need to take some drug before game to calm himself
It's actually very true. Anybody with a brain could see how Astralis basically shut out s1mple on nuke in grand final on purpose. They almost never him get into a position where he could make an impact. They focused 50% on their time on T rounds basically putting him in shit situations where he couldn't help his team.
Because Astralis is smart and they know if they let him free, he gets 3 kills every round. It's better to respect the skill rather than be cocky and treat him like he was any other player.
Well... I guess Astralis sports psychologist finally paid off.. Astralis were actually the very team known for choking in big scenes.
You can tell that they've been practising hard every one of them, with a clear goal in mind. All gratz to Astralis, since I truelly believe an new era has just begun.
SK were on the rise to create history, but since they never truelly committed to a player fully ever since the kick of FNX, it was abit downhill for them. They managed to win couple of tournaments but after the kick of TACO, it started to get even worse.
Astralis is what SK used to be. And Im just glad to witness that theres a true champion worthy of being #1 team in the world. Faze was never worthy of it in my opinion. They were too inconsistent.
Astralis all have special hacks to 2000euro pr month. The organisation pays for it. Its all about money
Last year SK won because they have a lot off money. (because off the organisation)
MIBR have 0 money = no majors, no top 1.
CSGO is just a joke actaully ( the pro scene is, most off it)
VP did the same thing to device at eleague major. he didnt choke
Is Zeus to blame for not having a plan to free s1mple from this pressure, or who should come up with a solution?