It's probably less than 1% of the danish population that follows Esport.
When Denmark won the Euro-cup in 92, literally the whole country were partying in the streets, even dancing and drinking on top of police cars.
They are national heroes? Yes, you literally can’t go anywhere without either hearing about them or seeing commercials. But i don’t think they deserve statues, I mean it’s a fucking video game.
national heroes because of a videogame LMFAO
They are my heroes I have posters of all 5 players on my wall
I mean when you look at Denmark population, astralis is a big achievement for the whole country
I think Astralis will be national heroes becuz the president of Denmark classified esport player as sportmens
We don´t have statues of Peter Schmeichel and the other Heroes of 1992.
But we do have a "Sports Hall of Fame", which includes Scheimchel and the Laudrup brothers. It only admits 1 new person per year however. Tom Kristensen got in after winning the Le Mans 24 hour race 10 times. Bjarne Riis would surely be there for winning the Tour De France, but he confessed to doping. Caroline Wozniacki will go there for winning a Grand Slam, but you only go there after your career ends.
Unlikely Astralis will go there. Maybe Dev1ce one day?
Another honor is being invited to Copenhagen City Hall and being greeted by thousands of fans in the City Square. That honor is reserved for Team Sports (like football and handball), after big victories. Astralis has won everything already though, so when should they be invited?
The biggest honor Astralis has received in Denmark is indirect: Thanks to them big CS:GO tournaments are showed on national TV, and their fanbase has grown enormously. Esports are also now part of sports news on TV, that didn´t happen 2 years ago.
If you live in Copenhagen and walk inside a mall or something the odds of seeing somebody walking around in an astralis shirt is pretty hight
Yes in denmark messi < dev1ce
statues for playing a video game lul
So many people living in the past, football is also just a game, and you can see football statues.
when device retire he will be the president/prime-minister of denmark
Please dont say this out loud. The danish Prime Minister would actually consider it. "Look son, there is the fearsome, granite carved device and in some kind of red stone, we got Magic"
this just proves that danish people are the most retarded on hltv
national heroes? all of you scums dont seem to know what a national hero is.
It's a fucking computer game. Calm down.
National heroes is a stretch, but a great team for sure.
eSport is still minor league and I for one put many other sporting heroes ahead of them, like:
- Tom Kristensen (9 times Le Mans winner, 6 time Sebring winner...)
- Caroline Wozniacki (29 WTA titles, several stints as the worlds #1, 600+ match wins..)
and there is the many other that excel in their fields ie. Handball, womans Football, Badminton, Sailing, Cycling...
yeah i think they are good in cs thats good for their country
Definitely. If Danish medias gave them more attention, (or any Danish esport team/players) people would know them and considered them as their heroes. Astralis (gla1ve) already got into the Morgen Kaffee (or idk how it's called, the morning news) after they won the IEM Grand Slam.
This thread is so fuckin interesting, ty for sharing your experiences danes ;)
A video game team is national hero’s???? Wtf is that.