Astralis fans = new Baitzilians
These cunts try so incredibly fucking hard, it's insane.
I'm about to go on a tangent.
s1mple>dev1ce by far in terms of individual skill
Ast>Na'Vi by quite a bit
Astralis have incredible teamplay. Undeniably.
The way they pretty much perfectly utalize nades and other utility to put themselves at an advantage, is fucking insane to me. Definitely the best team to analyze, by far. They have, at this point, pretty much solved CS, playing a much more passive although very stragetic game.
The problem arises when you realize: the only even remotely flashy player on that team is dupreeh, and the structured playstyle of Ast only weakens his flashiness(?)
Na'Vi, on the other hand, rely a lot more on individual performances, and it would be such a fucking lie to say that s1mple and electronic aren't two of the biggest carries in cs history, being the only players that seem to be doing a fucking thing on the roster.
s1mple does not pull teams apart. He does not provoke bad chemistry. That's in the past, undoubtedly.
You cannot possibly expect s1mple to perform at the level he did for much longer. It is, from a historical standpoint, almost impossible for him to keep playing like he did in s4, or marseille, because noone has ever done it before.
My problem with dev1ce is, like so many others, his lack of agressiveness; he follows the passive structure of astralis, and his overall consistency is fucking insane. Although, he really isn't exciting to watch. At all. Neither are pretty much all of the other Ast players, maybe except for dupreeh. It's just not fun to watch.
Respect to Astralis for winning as many tournaments as they have, but I don't think I'll ever root for them, the reasons being the ones I've listed above.
I've always found it kind of dumb to root for only your home team. Just doesn't appeal to me.
If it was between coL and Ast, I'd definitely root for Ast.
Although. I can't see myself ever becoming a fan of them.
to be honest, I don't think dev1ce will ever really earn that #1 spot. There always seems to be someone better.
Yes, dev1ce shines more than any other Ast player in pretty much every match, but there always seems to be one or two players, that top him in performance. Every year has had some kind of godlike performance from a player, and for 2018, so far, it's been s1mple.