astralis era will end next event
Nobody will beat astralis unless this motherfuckers remove their nvidia settings
Let us just appreciate, that we currently have two teams; Team Liquid and Astralis, whom are respectively fighting/defending the spot as #1. Astralis have had a phenomenal 2018 with multiple tournaments won - and with Team Liquid with an insane amount of #2 spots. Obviously Astralis will drop eventually, unless they make some new innovative tactics. Astralis already have an 'era' - not debatable - but I'm guessing they will try their best to win the major at Katowich and become B2B major winners.
Obviously teams like NaVi, MIBR and FaZe are contenders as well - and has a decent shot at winning against TL and Astralis in a BO1. But in a BO3 or BO5 - not a chance. They are simply not consistent enough. MIBR have been very close, to deny Astralis a win - but comes short. NaVi rely way too much on raw skills and Simple performing in godlike mode. FaZe needs to either drop karrigan or make him coach, to make room for someone better - or even better, buy a new IGL to free up NiKo.
If the rumors about FaZe + simple are true - they will indeed be a brutal team.
Respect to Team Liquid for keeping the pressure on Astralis. Too bad they seem to choke in the finals. Great games to watch, when they get matched up.