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Astralis "era"
United States FrostDeezAKA 
is this how csgo felt when NIP went 87-0? I feel with astralis' games that its mainly them dominating or comeback form another team choking but mostly its just pure onesidedness (until recently). The stigma against them and calling them boring then accusing them of using smoke bugs then nvidia settings is insane. Is this how csgo was when flusha was a beast and everyone said he was cheating? Is Astralis the modern day FNATIC and NIP that just crush at every event they go to? Are we experiencing an era? I feel the only way to answer would be at the katowice major. If Astralis not only win katowice but murder top tier teams again then there can really be 0 doubt that they had an era. We all know they are number one and the simple vs device debate is pointless but I dont think astralis can fully claim an era unless they win the next major. Either way they are on track. Even if they dont dominate the rest of the year im sure we will all remember this period of time. No matter if we try to say it was a rebuilding period where astrlis just had the experience together while everyone else was back to level 1, or that they just found a BIG esque bug and abused it for ez wins, we can try to overwrite this in the future using any excuses we want but in the end, astralis have put their mark on the csgo scene. But for it to be UNDENIABLE, UNEXCUSABLE, UNQUESTIONABLE, they NEED to win the katowice major. it could be 16-14 after 16-14 or OT win after OT win, it wouldnt change anything. now of course this "era" would be short asf but still, its an era.
2018-11-29 01:45
Shittiest bait ever 0/8
2018-11-29 01:53
not a bait lmfao
2018-11-29 04:16
"stigma" stigma balls in ur ass lul
2018-12-01 03:56
Ok dwight howard, and stfu phil noone asked you
2018-12-01 03:59
France 0racle 
they're not as dominant very close wins everytime still the 2nd most dominant era after NIP, above overrated fnatic
2018-11-29 01:55
fnatic didn't use bugs tho
2018-11-29 01:58
France 0racle 
u sure?
2018-11-29 01:58
2018-11-29 01:59
boostmeister disagrees.
2018-11-29 02:02
2018-11-29 05:30
Europe g4nl0cK 
Boostmeister was before their era
2018-11-29 08:48
Sweden eXXXist 
2018-11-29 12:17
2018-11-29 13:19
*when you having hard times differentiating a game bug from being creative but you still need to write something, so you type ''BOOSTmeister disagrees.''* what a blunder
2018-12-01 04:25
Europe Cirro 
Crying brazilian mibr fan hahaha. Keep believing that astralis use those bugs, maybe that will make u feel better with mibr losses
2018-11-29 04:28
2018-11-29 04:49
Europe Cirro 
Well yeah, they got rekt many times, just like 16-0 on major, and they will on esl finals
2018-11-29 05:21
2018-11-29 05:27
Europe Cirro 
You are not rly smart don't u?
2018-11-29 05:47
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
He doesnt look smart
2018-11-29 21:14
It is in reality a fight between stupid(Him) and Stupider(You)
2018-12-01 03:32
Europe Cirro 
smooya fan saying about others they are stupid lmao
2018-12-01 16:15
stfu noob
2018-11-29 05:03
Xyp9x | 
Other Zyncc 
Hahahahahahah.......that was the joke of the year.
2018-11-29 05:14
nowadays its closer. Which was vs team like MIBR
2018-11-29 04:16
That's because favelas calling their cs boring. Need to bring some spice to the matches now or you gonna see salty monkeys with hate threads lmao
2018-11-29 21:16
In all 8 finals they've won this year, they've only lost 2 maps.
2018-11-29 05:03
Watch faceit major play offs
2018-11-29 05:32
fnatic lost way more often and lost closer. so bs comment
2018-11-29 17:35
France 0racle 
that's my point LMAO
2018-11-29 20:22
lmao read the first one and stopped reading
2018-11-29 23:05
Latvia Tibro 
fnatic atleast was best era ever and they won more turnaments ever like team in one year
2018-11-29 21:18
felps | 
Brazil Broodht 
I think Astralis won the same amount of tournaments as SK in 2017 but Astralis 2018 > SK 2017
2018-12-01 03:56
Latvia Tibro 
if they win esl pro league then for sure but 2majors and all good turnaments sk won that year sooo astralis need take esl pro league and they will iwn grand slam that will be history,,so much mone won
2018-12-01 08:36
Sweden stenvaar 
2018-12-01 04:18
Japan AKANorth 
NIP era never happens. At that point there's not so many team, the competition was thin.
2018-11-29 01:58
United States Jammin800k 
Still happened, just doesnt hold as much weight
2018-11-29 02:00
Name checks out s1mple 0 major
2018-11-29 02:22
Lekr0 | 
Peru firey_ 
same we will say in +3 years about the astralis era, because the competition still growing and growing
2018-11-29 04:29
You can't compare the beginning of CSGO to what is is now and what it will be in the future
2018-11-29 05:02
Sweden Trkmag 
They still had more skill relative to their time compared to anyone else, not their fault Astralis and co sucked. GTR & f0rest dominated from 2009-2014 across two games, being top 2/top5 players during that whole time so they were extremely skilled, the competition couldn't hold up.
2018-11-29 11:03
Denmark Jonasnhj 
Exactly. Someone else whos got a brain other than me... Its not hard to figure out, but HLTV is full of silver 1's
2018-11-29 21:18
France 0racle 
most of today's players were there already
2018-12-01 10:08
2018-11-29 02:25
Other flynttt 
shit bait astralis already has a era it started after glaive realized how bad he is at the game and how he need to make some crucial smoke kills so his team can be ez top1
2018-11-29 02:32
its not a bait. WHen I saw era i dont mean a few months of being at the top then the cycle continues. I mean past SK level dominance, I meant NIP and FNATIC level dominance. Astralis is reaching that point and if they keep the Nuke streak up that cna be their main calling card. This whole setup with astralis crushing every where until recently and then being boring and not remembering astralis wins are all talk that i feel could have happened early nip era and the hacking/cheating accusations are things that fnatic went through with flusha. Im saying we are potentially living in the next "Era" of csgo. I missed NIP and just got into the scene at the end of fnatic's runs and when SK took over. This is exciting to me.
2018-11-29 04:20
There is no SK era in cs btw
2018-11-29 05:12
there really was lmfao
2018-11-29 05:13
What period of time u talking about? 2016 or 2017?
2018-11-29 05:23
2015 lg breakout then dominance in 2016 to the fall in 2017 when felps wanted out
2018-11-29 05:27
Actually in 2016 lg wasn't really dominant, they won nothing after cologne, in 2017 they was a little bit better than faze just cause od major performances, so that's why lg/hadn't era
2018-11-29 05:33
Denmark MeToxi 
If SK had an era in 2016, then astralis had one in 2017. Same thing really.
2018-11-29 11:24
LOL you're saying sk had an era but astralis doesn't? worst bait ever. " WHen I saw era i dont mean a few months of being at the top then the cycle continues." that's exactly what sk did. they won 3 big events each time, first with fnx (columbus, epl s3, cologne), then with felps (sydney, ecs s3, cologne) and then with boltz (epicenter, blast, epl s6) - a few months and that's it. here's the picture when lg/sk was good: fact is, astralis is dominant continuously for twice as long as lg/sk ever was.
2018-11-29 11:16
Alright u ficking idiots im not saing astralis didnt have an era holy fuck can u guys READ. im saying i want them to have a historic fnatic level nip 87 and 0 level era that cant bentouched disputed or compared to. They already had clear cut dominamce inbetween majors and dominated their last major win. Katowice would be the solidifier
2018-11-29 14:32
Denmark MeToxi 
You can literally not say that SK had an era and astralis didn't. They've both won 2 majors, the difference is that astralis actually won a major during their era. Astralis has already won more big tournaments than what SK did during their era.
2018-11-29 11:23
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
NiP era 2013 Fnatic era 2014-15 LG/SK era 2016-17 Xyp9x era 2018- See? simple as that.
2018-11-29 12:13
Denmark MeToxi 
Saying SK had an era from 2016-17 is the same thing as saying astralis' era started in February 2017. Winning 3 tournaments in a year is not even close to enough for an era even though 2 of them were majors.
2018-11-29 13:17
2018-11-29 14:32
Denmark MeToxi 
#67 wasn't aimed at you.
2018-11-29 14:47
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
This is common sense dude, sk not having an era in 2016 is Just bait, the sad thing is that looks like you are believing in baits. You need context, like when we talk about fnatic era we ignore French teams, its not Just about winning is also about how the team play, SK from esl cologne is the most dominant team ever, If Fnx was a nerd and not a party maniac, they would probraly won all majors after 2016...
2018-11-29 17:32
Denmark MeToxi 
You know what's sad? That some people actually believe so. Which is exactly why I made a somewhat correct comparison. How do you think terms like ecovice and nvidiastralis were made? Someone making a false statement and people believeing it.
2018-11-29 21:12
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
Why are u trying to compare MEMES like Baitzera, Ecovice, Tacoy with you thinking that 2016 was not part of SK Era? But whatever man, i don't discuss a fact.
2018-11-30 07:50
Denmark MeToxi 
Still missing the actual point i'm making.
2018-11-30 08:26
2018-11-29 14:32
Denmark MeToxi 
Still missing the point. SK Didn't have an era from late 2015 to 2017. They had an era IN 2017. Not 2016, not 2015. Same with Astralis. They have an era in 2018, not in 2017.
2018-11-29 14:48
Other flynttt 
i see your point but i def call this a astralis era.. they are very dominant and no team is close to achive what they had achived in this year
2018-11-29 12:00
Canada Herodionus 
Close or not, theyve won 8 tournaments this year, won arguably the most dominant major in history, thats an era
2018-11-29 04:22
i want astralis to have an era that can easily be said was on par/above what fnatic and nip did in their golden age. 2 majors, the first 16 0 in a major months of dominance a match win streak and a nuke winstreak. Device literally being the best awper of the time, each player literally being top 10 with no real anchor, clean clinical cs, the best stratbook of tier 1, and literally a GG if they showed up tot eh tournament. and They just about have it
2018-11-29 05:17
Canada Herodionus 
IMO Astralis era was the best, 2 reasons why 1) Fnatic had rivals and lost tournaments, for example TSM (astralis) at the time won 7/8 bo3's vs fnatic, astralis doesnt have anyone like that 2) NIP was during a lack of competition, the played a loose style relying on certain fraggers, as CS evolved people realised that teamwork > individual plays. Astralis proved this, so the loose NIP wouldnt stand a chance vs modern more cohesive teams
2018-11-29 05:21
idk bro mibr finna be that rival. last tournament they had a good run and it looks like they are finally turning thing around. Historically mibr are one of the only teams to hae close matches against astrlis where they lost due to throwing/choking, not being straight up outskilled our out played (except at the major of course, but ven MIBR laughed during those games) and astrlis is also playing during a lack of competition. C9 changed rosters and golden can barely play the French scene shuffles every other week FNATIC trades every other month NIP trades every other month MOUZ kicked styko brought him back and ar enow laying a new style , navi is navi, liquid is still having growing pains with adjusting to make twistz a star role and naf taking more backseats, SK died after felps left boltz was a bust and they had to adjust to having americans. Astralis literally ad 1 change with them getting the best player possible for them and still having that same core. TBH it was obvious they would end up in top 3 but noone could have guessed they be this good. OH and faze is just faze, karrigan lost confidence and is prob on his way out. Weak leadership, no olof for a long time, and constant style changes means rip.
2018-11-29 05:26
Canada Herodionus 
Quite the opposite, liquid and Navi are looking better than ever before, NIP are coming back to being relevant, North are becoming a bigger team again, faze is still doing well with niko and guardian leading the pack, mibr isnt as good as they were but theyre still playing amazing individually with a large degree of team work. And to your point about mibr being close, Astralis won 14/17 maps vs mibr since IEM kato 2018
2018-11-29 05:32
and how many of those were 16 13 16 14 ot wins and nt blow outs where temas like navi and liquid are relying on lucky pistol buys to just get a foot hold? Face it, mibr may have been getting dikt by other teams but theyve been showing up against astralis. Faze hasnt gotten a chance to prove they are back yet, North literally dont do shit so u cant even throw them a bone until they attend a stronger event or do something in a stronger event, navi literally has a standup routine of losing when it makes no sense and winning when they shouldnt. THey also have a habit of 2-1 comebacks but still. NIP are JUST coming back and liquid hasnt won a single event since cs summit. They choke evry final semifinal possible and are literally in astralis old spot of being 2nd place. Astrlis literally has no real competition. WHen they play liquid they are already up a map becuase liquid doesnt ban nuke. When navi play astralis they fall apart, and everyone else cant even make it to the point or arent even worth mentioning. There is no team right now that has the cohesion of astralis except lower tier teams on the comeup who've had more time together and they cant even play at a higher level. Astralis is only getting competiton now from trams adapting and finally getting back intot he grove after SO MANY roster moves and shuffles. Ill give u an example. This is like when the heat first made their super team they were consistently losing to shitters who dont even make the playoffs. Why? Because the teams had more experience playing with each other so simple mistakes that can cost you everything didnt come up. Astralis had the perfect timing to keep peak form.
2018-11-29 05:42
NiP is stronger against Astralis than Mibr lul.
2018-11-29 11:00
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
SK major in 2016 was the most dominant, they won all their matches, only lost 1 map, and in the final was 16-7 and 16-6 with s1mple with absurd negative K/D, so there is nothing more dominant than that.
2018-11-29 12:16
Believe it or not we have actually an era right now. We're talking about how good and dominant they are since April. And it is almost 2019 but they keep winning. And they will continue.
2018-11-29 05:34
Vietnam rollofocker 
Astralis definitely has an era. They simply are a tier above everbody since a half year +. Liquid navi and faze are at their prime it seems but unable to touch them.
2018-11-29 05:53
United Kingdom Hamshanks 
FaZe is definetly not in their prime
2018-11-29 08:44
I think you are the only one doubting their era
2018-11-29 11:04
Gotta look at other things than wins etc. Astralis redefined the entire meta : the way you buy, the utility usage, the conservative economy... That's the sign of an era already :)
2018-11-29 11:06
Ukraine ksay 
yes and reaction in comments proving it
2018-11-29 11:20
Teams wheren’t that good back then
2018-11-29 12:02
Pogba | 
France uria64 
The recent final against mibr just proof that their era gonna end pretty soon. I doubt they gonna win Katowice such easily
2018-11-29 12:05
The thing about astralis is: We've never seen that kind of effective use of both teammates and utility. That is why they are the best team. Their individual skill and ability to impact the game is insane. No matter what people said. They aren't just the best right now - they are the best that have ever been in cs:go.
2018-11-29 12:06
Sweden Zolity 
Not close to the feeling like the fnatic or nip era
2018-11-29 12:09
Says the butthurt swede xdddd
2018-11-29 12:36
Denmark U w0t m8? 
fnatic era wasn't as dominating as people remember it
2018-12-01 03:42
Sweden Zolity 
Why? They were much more dominant than astralis
2018-12-01 16:06
Pakistan d1ckweed 
They don't need to win the Katowice Major just because you think they should in order to cement their legacy. They've won 7 Big Events (+a Major which is also a Big Event), so they've already made their mark. What they now need is the ESL Pro League S8 title to achieve the Grand Slam (because that's what they want themselves) and everything will be set in stone.
2018-11-29 12:13
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
It's indeed an ERA, but i feel like we don't have so many good teams like in the past, last year SK won 8 tournaments but we had other good teams, in 2018 all the scenes are in some kind of slump.
2018-11-29 12:20
Its not that every team is bad, its just that Astralis are so much above everyone else it seems like they are the only team playing
2018-11-30 08:36
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
No mate, when the others team are playing each other we can see that they are playing worse, also the scenario crisis is real in most part of CSGO competitive
2018-12-01 03:30
Russia NOD777 
Another one cried a river
2018-11-29 13:20
astralis made 2 mil $ only this year imagine how much you can win with 87 - 0 on LAN these days
2018-11-29 13:21
NiKo | 
Russia soloxD333 
Nvidia smoke bugs era
2018-11-29 13:24
Denmark [OLD2]Larsen 
Wake up, we are already in the "Astralis Era". 8 tournaments victory out of 10 finals and 2 Major titles out of the last 4 majors, and No 1 team ranking for at least 8 months now. If thats not know enough for an era nothing is.
2018-11-29 14:42
its not an era
2018-11-29 21:12
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Yes it is man... there is no way this is not an era still
2018-11-29 21:21
Denmark U w0t m8? 
Atleast look at his name before you jump on the bait
2018-12-01 03:41
lost iq reading this
2018-11-29 21:32
cadiaN | 
Singapore Kerk 
But now teams are much better compared to NiP/VG era, yet there currently is no rival to Astralis unlike VG v NiP or nV v fnatic
2018-12-01 09:24
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