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Why Astralis skipping big events like iem Sydney
China SennaAndProst 
And just participate in blast pro series?
2019-04-25 06:01
I don’t know men, ask for them :)
2019-04-25 06:03
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Japan AYAYAYA 
cuz in iem have top teams and blast low teams
2019-04-25 06:03
#7
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New Zealand INxNITY 
+1
2019-04-25 06:21
#16
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
Just plain wrong
2019-04-25 10:15
#22
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Netherlands dabadpad 
+1
2019-04-25 10:37
Na'Vi,Liquid and Faze are low teams?
2019-04-25 10:39
I mean... NaVi even lost to G2, and they are better than Faze & Liquid so...
2019-04-25 10:42
So what's your point all teams are low teams? And navi is not better than liquid, and "navi even lost to G2" g2 is good atm, holy fuck you're dumb. I would love to hear what teams are not low teams
2019-04-25 10:53
Wow I didn't think that it would be a Dane who would fall for my bait I actually expected a Ukrainian
2019-04-25 13:33
fakeflagger maybe
2019-04-25 14:03
most obvious bait ever, name tells more than the comment
2019-04-25 14:39
haha indeed
2019-04-25 15:16
What high tier teams does IEM have that blast does not have?
2019-04-25 10:54
Favouritism
2019-04-25 06:04
#4
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United States TylerLib 
+1 Big contracts with Blast Pro, the team and organizer have connections so they prioritize them
2019-04-25 06:10
+1 kickbacks. Sad because it taints their 'era' in a big way.
2019-04-25 06:22
+1 Yep, sadly
2019-04-25 10:14
#18
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
How?
2019-04-25 10:16
The same org "owns" both Blast Pro Series and Astralis. Astralis are currently #1, the sponsors care about the best (Astr). They (most likely) make Astralis play their own tournaments to get more sponsors to get more money. Although Device's health issues and having familes etc. might also be quite decisive. And some PROs agreed on Blast's quality, the accommodations and so on...
2019-04-25 14:26
#73
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Japan noble_wolf 
what health issues does he even have anyways? he seems fine
2019-04-25 15:17
#78
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
He has an intestinal disease that can be effected by stress and apparently long flights..
2019-04-25 15:25
#83
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Japan noble_wolf 
oh so like Chron's Disease kind of
2019-04-25 15:35
#77
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
Do you have anything to base these accusations on?
2019-04-25 15:24
Those are not accusations, just facts.
2019-04-25 15:28
#80
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Denmark b-mejsel 
Well the part about Refrsh owning both is fact. The part where they make Astralis play their tournament though, are you sure of that?
2019-04-25 15:30
You got me there, didn't realise what I wrote. It's most likely about to be the truth. But it'd be hard to prove. Even if it was truth, nobody (not RFRSH nor Astr) would confirm that. In such case it IS a conflict of intrerest. And you don't want that. If you ask me though, there's no problem with this situation (I assume that RFRSH pay extra money and take care of them). It's up the teams whether they skip some touneys or not.
2019-04-25 15:35
#48
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Liechtenstein yppiL 
Yeah Blast just rigs the event so Astralis wins... wait
2019-04-25 14:24
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Denmark ReqFK 
They already explained why they don't attend IEM Sydney. Device is having problems travelling that far.
2019-04-25 06:13
#6
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
That's just dumb excuse
2019-04-25 06:15
Don't judge, we don't know what it's like having vagina problems.
2019-04-25 06:23
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
Lol your so cringe
2019-04-25 10:12
#33
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Liechtenstein mary69 
smh you’re so retarded
2019-04-25 13:45
#34
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
I hope you keep on smh
2019-04-25 13:47
#35
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Liechtenstein mary69 
i can’t shake your head luis......
2019-04-25 13:53
xD
2019-04-25 16:46
RAHUSHAUSHUASHUASHUSA nice joke man
2019-04-25 14:10
#74
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Japan noble_wolf 
kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-04-25 15:17
#44
2019-04-25 14:20
#68
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
0/8
2019-04-25 14:46
#75
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Lithuania arres 
He should travel on ship then
2019-04-25 15:18
But he didn't have any problems to go to Brazil to play in Blast right? I smell bullshit.
2019-04-25 15:34
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United States gtmaniacmda 
Imagine your boss telling you you only have to work on Tuesday but he'll still pay you a full week's worth of salary. That's why.
2019-04-25 06:22
you mean rfrsh pays them not to go to other tournaments? Cause i agree
2019-04-25 10:37
every other team also has a contract with them, to go 5 at least. astralis does that just early. also they dont want to go to sydney, cuz its far they play ecs, close to dallas and skip that too starseries was tier2 and also far away. people should calm down. yes its a bit conflict of interest, but people jerk themselve when they can somehow get astralis down, and thats at blast very likely :)
2019-04-25 14:16
Yeah but blast is far away and also short. So less time to adjust to jetlag.
2019-04-25 17:25
jetlag at blast events? blast is not far away man ^^ madrid no sao paolo and miama are east coast, so nearly no jetlag at all edit: sao paolo has -4 gmt syndey has +10
2019-04-25 18:04
Even if you don't really care/try 100% to win a format that will ALWAYS produce upsets ? its fine the brand attending fills seats which drives our profits ! its fine if you lose some games get well boys brb going to betting err beering place
2019-04-25 14:16
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Czech Republic eth1x 
Because if they would attand every tournament they wouldnt stay on top
2019-04-25 06:23
#12
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United States cananigfrag 
Cuz tier 1 blast events >>> all other events
2019-04-25 06:29
tier bo1 blast events*
2019-04-25 15:36
because the fk each other
2019-04-25 10:14
#17
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Germany NatsuS 
Because fake era
2019-04-25 10:16
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Denmark God_of_Wisdom 
Money, money, more money and even more money. Yes, they care about their fans, but make no mistakes, every decision is made with one goal only: PROFIT$$$
2019-04-25 10:18
because health issue's and the 21+ hour flights to Australia. but it's probably not even that, I mean good thing it's in Sydney, NSW part of Australia .... QLD, NT, other places the humidity is horrid probably why so much of the aussie's have drinking problems.
2019-04-25 10:30
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Denmark Menterx 
Kind of sad they prioritise blast over other events and I really hope it's purely is because of health issues etc...
2019-04-25 10:38
#24
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Netherlands dabadpad 
because everything tries to kill you in Austria
2019-04-25 10:38
This is due to the fact that they are very afraid to lose to teams which are better than them.
2019-04-25 10:40
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Finland Autisthicc 
they are scared of losing and not being number one anymore so they dont play
2019-04-25 10:50
Ya, getting top2/4 at 250K tier1 tourney ? obviously gets you less points than 0 for not going You are my new logic hero, pls never leave !!
2019-04-25 14:17
He is not talking about ranking, he is talking about losing games, just look what happened when astralis lost last time.
2019-04-25 14:21
"scared of losing" "and not being number one" More than 3 words is your limit :) ok bye good talk
2019-04-26 08:02
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Turkey tastemycobra 
They dont want to travel much maybe
2019-04-25 13:35
it's better to play 3 tournments and win all 3 than play 5 and win 3
2019-04-25 13:56
They don't want to get 3-0d by Faze again
2019-04-25 13:58
#59
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Germany RDNHT 
+1 w/ Xizt btw
2019-04-25 14:34
#43
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Belarus fan_of_North 
Dont find it necessary
2019-04-25 14:17
RFRZH or something like that owns BLAST and they own Astralis They are trying to make BLAST the ''real'' event and make so Astralis play during those events to get more viewers and so on some stupid dodgy shit Thooorin and RL talked about it and Thooorin made a video about some of it
2019-04-25 14:20
And according to some PROs the Blast tournaments are also the best speaking of accommodation and so on, but that's probably not the real reason.
2019-04-25 14:22
You should watch this The first topic is about this and they talk about it for a decent amount of time youtube.com/watch?v=la_6WMXcXtQ Starts at 5 min
2019-04-25 14:27
I've already seen some from it. This topic is just very unfortunate because there is no right thing, so many perspectives, so many problems, yet no real right
2019-04-25 14:28
Its pretty obvious to me that they are doing it
2019-04-25 14:30
It is to everyone, but don't they have the right to priorize certain tournaments over other?
2019-04-25 14:30
Just dodgy that they play only basicly under events that some1 owns and they are a part of aswell
2019-04-25 14:32
It is very shady, but it's their own decision... if they want people to question their era, they are doing just ok
2019-04-25 14:35
#49
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Lithuania Gigska 
same need to ask in navi
2019-04-25 14:24
everyone have to accept. BLAST is tier 1 event.
2019-04-25 14:26
A tournament with just a single Bo3 will never be tier 1.
2019-04-25 14:42
Probably travel. Definitely money.
2019-04-25 14:28
Nope , they skiped events closer and with more pricepool than BLAST read #44
2019-04-25 14:37
#58
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Germany RDNHT 
cause they wanna give up their number one spot lul
2019-04-25 14:33
Blast owner also owns Astralis...🙃
2019-04-25 14:41
astralis owner owns blast org
2019-04-25 14:43
astralis attends 5 of 7 blast events like every other contracted team and they get to choose which ones they want to prioritize ;)
2019-04-25 14:44
They can do what ever they want .. and they can only blame themself if they loos the top rank spot due to it... Then again if they win all the big events they sign up for then its all dandy for them.. max results for less effort..
2019-04-25 15:12
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
because if they play more matches, they'll lose more. That might result in astralis losing their no.1 spot, they wouldn't want that
2019-04-25 15:14
#71
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France uNLmofo 
cause they don't jet lag and shit like that. having less tournament but more chance to win when they play. still they should be there.
2019-04-25 15:16
#76
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United States Kizpif 
RFRSH wants them to go to blast
2019-04-25 15:21
Scared of mibr 16-2 again perhaps
2019-04-25 15:38
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Algeria abdodz45 
They pity the washed up teams and want them to win some event Ez4Astralis
2019-04-26 08:07
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