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Counter strike was blessed by a really professional team. Enjoy this time it may never repeat again
because they work really hard for it and it pays off, they take every game very seriously, its a job for them, and the most important is, they are a TEAM.
Because as players grow as individuals they're much less rewarded for learning good teamplay than being a dank aimer.
If you teamplay like astralis with garbo aim you'll be playing matchmaking pretty well or like b rank on esea
If you aim like astralis with garbo teamplay you'll be playing in the pro scene.
nice thread, that's what i keep asking myself as well. i don't get all the bitching about astralis either, i'd rather like to understand how come all those "professional" teams keep repeating obvious mistakes. maybe it has to do with bad schedule planning which doesn't leave enough time to practice (astralis on the other hand are known for skipping lesser tournament and instead focus on winning the ones they do participate in), disjointed teamplay caused by rushed roster changes or unprofessional approach to practice schedule.
aside from the points you've mentioned i find it really odd that hardly any team tries to anti strat. the best example would be astralis's ct side on B inferno. they've been running the same thing for years now, even before they've been the best in the world and teams still keep making the same mistakes running into nades or not expecting the spam through the smoke. this is meta gaming stuff, you are supposed to do your homework and know how they play it.
i don't know, maybe the average csgo gamer is just not very bright. take nip's old roster for example, you had 3 extremely experienced players in xizt, gtr and f0rest all being cs veterans and yet when they started to do badly they kept the same style hardly trying to innovate. then they got threat who wasn't involved in cs for years and he completely revamped their setups, executes etc. most famous example probably being the wall of smokes on cbble from mid which most of the teams at the time incorporated into their strat book. you gotta wonder, is threat some kind of tactical mastermind? the dude is obviously smart but is it really that hard for guys who have been playing cs their entire career to spend a few days figuring out how to change their playstyle?
Countnorstrike is about getting headshots and understanding weapons.
Just using good stratergy to win easy games is dumbing down the game we all will love. Astralis breaking honor code and winning all money and make the good team's quit building better teams.
Become disciplined in this game was not easy
They are so professional and disciplined, but it is boring as fvck. My eyes hurt with every good team play they do. I want to see the real CS, not the robots' cs:go.
they are young kids most of them. what do you expect?
Astralis is just the team that has been together the longest now, all the others have wasted time making stupid roster changes and thinking that will solve the problem
I can not understan this also. Hunting the player, who has only USP. And next round have to buy, again.
Because most of these new players are recruited through ESEA and FPL which is just a high level of running around in death match.
Astralias have 5 selfless players they play for the team not for individual ego boosting or praise, none of them hold TAB all game like some of the "STAR" players.
They're team work makes all the players look better than the are, there are probably 3 other teams or more with a better line up than them on a skill individual level.
When Astralias one day falls off their confidence which one day will happen, teams can go back to running around again.
that's why they're top1 atm, because they are the only team taking the game seriously and preparing well for it. Every other top tier team is just a mix which pretending to be a team compared to ast.
cs is not more competitive
Yeah, I saw this the other day. 3 seconds on the clock and two CTs peak last T and shoot him. Why not just double Flash him and kill him after time?
False. Most top teams are disciplined and they only hunt if the enemy team has low money and they only lose 2 guns Max.
Round win bonus is $3250 which is enough to drop an m4.
3 people can easily buy 2 people. It's worth hunting the.last guy especially if you are on the T side if your money is low as long as you only lose 2 people. That way you don't worry next round where that rifle or worse, where that awp is playing and.you can just do an easy default is pistols.
This core has been around since the fnatic days and event then were a consistent semi-final team and barely dropped off. Their success is no coincidence and their longevity is insane. Say what you want about them (smoke, bug, boring, passive) but they seem like the first REAL counter-strike team that implements all the factors of the game so successfully. You can't expect other teams to replicate what Astralis have done instant. When Astralis drops from top1, it will be that they're playing bad, no that another team have reached their level
Because the other teams are lazy and arrogant. Thinking that there "talent" is enough to win. Work will always beat talent, but needless to say that talent + work is the best combo :)