also i didn't bother to check my grammar mistakes so bare with me please
here is why....
1. they have the best entry in Dupreeh who is also one of the best players in the world.
2. they have the best IGL in Gla1ve by a mile
3. they have one of the best AWPers/ players in the world who can also rifle as good as anyone in Dev1ce
4. they have Xyp9x who steals big rounds away pretty much every map
5. they added Magisk who has just been nuts and has filled in pretty much every role Astralis needed perfectly
6. then you add all 5 of the above together with the best teamwork and communication of any team
All individually good players.
Most importantly they got great chemistry and play off of each other so well which is independent to decisions made by igl
Rest teams have problems while Astralis dont.
Ez pz. Liquid is only team that can compete with firepower, Mibr is only who can compete tactically.
everyone doing his role thats it
yo ! you can't say zeus is being carried. Zeus showed up when he is needed and given some important kills on very crucial rounds. Sure , his frags are always very little but he makes some impactful entry rounds for his team when needed. And , he is the in game leader which helps Gambit winning the major in 2017 so litttt :p when there are already so much scary teams on that time alr (Astralis , Faze(old line up) , fnatic (olof) , virtus pro)... Zeus is the more experienced player there coz he been in the major more times than the other players and he is the in game leader which do the calling for the team. Its still insane if you think how Zeus manage this team to win against all these teams :]
I can understand Faze and Navi, but Liquid and Mibr have the possibly best lineups they could get. I mean you could argue about some minor change like autimatic instead of stewie or some other brazilian instead of felps but I doubt it would change anything
Imagine being kjaerbye. Your ex team instantly becomes the best team in history after you leave them. He must feel like a bum
I predicted 2019 would be like this.
Not because Astralis are impossible to beat, but rather because none of the other teams made what I consider to be ambitious roster moves leading up to the Katowice major.
Mousesports look promising. Karrigan has a history of beating his old team Astralis, and they should have more than enough firepower to do it. The question is whether Woxic / Ropz / Frozen can all work together and put up big numbers.
astrallis is a dominatrix
All teams need to go international. We are in 2019. If you are ambitious, why don’t you team up to end their era? Problem is nobody is aiming to be the number 1 spot. But when there are people with this aim, they are not realistic. I mean come on, nobody expects NaVi to be the solid nr 1 team or fnatic or french teams. You can see being from 1 nationality/region is not enough to have number 1 spot. You can see some teams realised this, mibr tried to go international (it did not work out, but respect for their ballsy moves to do this), BIG is trying to do this, mouz did with Snax (good idea , bad choice) , now mouz trying to do it again. I’m just tired of seeing some players trying to hard carry the dead weight while team mates are like invisible the whole game. Put s1mple where he belongs where there are similar tieer players, put KennyS to somewhere he deserves etc. Just shuffle all the teams and be better. Look at other sports, there are players from everywhere in the world in every teams. In the end of the day I’d love to see players like niko, s1mple, kenny, cerq, zywoo etc. where they belong and to think playing them together makes me hyped. (Respect to ence they are doing good as a domestic team)