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Why is astralis era over?
Brazil knockera 
2019-04-25 06:33
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I don't think it's fully over but they definitely peaked. They may still have the Talent but I swear they're confidence and assurance will diminish.
2019-04-25 06:37
2019-04-27 10:37
People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply. It's called wishful thinking. Just as pathetic as the frogs who say G2 will soon be top1
2019-04-27 15:57
mad? idk
2019-04-27 23:49
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Sweden Katane
People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply. It's called wishful thinking. Just as pathetic as the frogs who say G2 will soon be top1
2019-04-27 23:59
People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply. It's called wishful thinking. Just as pathetic as the frogs who say G2 will soon be top1
2019-04-28 08:25
People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply. It's called wishful thinking. Just as pathetic as the frogs who say G2 will soon be top1
2019-04-28 18:30
People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply. It's called wishful thinking. Just as pathetic as the frogs who say G2 will soon be top1
2019-04-30 09:06
imagine getting this worked up over a game
2019-04-28 00:21
"People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply." Literally all of that applies to you. If this was a bait bravo sir, you got me.
2019-04-28 08:20
Flag checks out
2019-04-28 09:35
2019-04-30 09:10
I think that 2 players are the issue: device not fragging anymore and gla1ve more fragging but his calls seems that become ez to read
2019-04-27 16:00
All teams are studying their tactics
2019-04-27 23:41
Nope, they are becoming worse
2019-04-28 11:46
All teams are studying their tactics. All teams fucking admit gtfo
2019-04-28 22:16
nope ur mother cb
2019-04-30 09:24
I swear they're
2019-04-27 22:21
For some reason that's a common error for kids in NA. You don't see it done too often by Europeans =D
2019-04-28 00:19
on the nose!
2019-04-28 00:29
+1 (from a Astralis fan)
2019-04-28 01:32
As long as they remain #1 they are still in the "era". Which team is likely to take that spot in near future? NaVi? Liquid? Ence? I doubt it. Not are Astralis just a very skilled team, there are no other team that can get their shit together right now. That's really the main reason for Astralis era being so long. Biggest threat to Astralis probably is Device fear of flying. Not another team.
2019-04-28 08:28
FaZe era 😎
2019-04-30 09:08
Not until Niko is freed from IGLing
2019-04-30 10:54
Pakistan XtraticX
Donno who say that
2019-04-25 06:37
someone say that
2019-04-28 04:03
Pakistan XtraticX
Oh thanks for telling me
2019-04-28 06:36
2019-04-30 10:42
World Beard43
4th at Blast Pro. Too scared to attend IEM Sydney which is an actual tier 1 tournament. They're trying to milk it at this stage.
2019-04-25 06:43
Denmark Kon10R
You honestly think that a team celebrating one year as top#1 with three majors including a Grand Slam, numerous records and practically every trophy there is in the closet skips a tournament because they are SCARED? ;O) Dev1ce has suffered from some "health issues" travelling "against the clock" like Shanghai and Sydney. It may have a plain and simple explanation. I don't think "fear" of any team is factored into the equation and decision. You may consider the fact that they actually are number 1 for a year now BECAUSE they skip a tournament here and there.
2019-04-25 07:04
World Beard43
They're not relevant anymore, they can't win easy tournaments and are too scared to attend tier 1 tournaments.
2019-04-25 07:08
Denmark Kon10R
That answers my question. Thank you! You honestly think, they are "scared" ... ;O) Enjoy life, my friend!
2019-04-25 07:11
World Beard43
It couldn't be more obvious, they're trying to milk it.
2019-04-25 07:12
Denmark Kon10R
You may say, write or think what you want. As sovereign Overlords of the csgo world they can do whatever THEY think is the best way to stay up there no matter who's sayin' what, including you and me! ;O)
2019-04-25 07:17
World Beard43
Agreed, they can absolutely do whatever they want, and their actions are understandable from a team who is scared of facing the best. It might not be honourable, but it is smart to avoid tier 1 tournaments when you're not good enough to win them.
2019-04-25 07:21
just because you repeat that many times doesnt mean that it becomes true
2019-04-25 07:25
World Beard43
I need to repeat things with this guy mate, in #8 he asked me a question which I answered clearly in my original post (#3). In #10 I didn't even reiterate, just repeated myself and he understood.
2019-04-25 07:30
Mad hahah
2019-04-27 15:58
People have no self awareness on this site. Look at your flag, now look at your reply. It's called wishful thinking. Just as pathetic as the frogs who say G2 will soon be top1
2019-04-30 17:01
Denmark Kon10R
Now you use "scared" a third time ... I find it hilariously funny to think a top professional in any sport would be "scared" about their opponents, but feel free! I haven't seen any interviews or anything indicating "fear" from Astralis, but you seem VERY DETERMINED that this is the reason no matter what argument I put up there. May life bring you joy and happiness! ;O)
2019-04-25 07:26
World Beard43
I use scared again because; #20 I also find it hilariously funny that they're scared about their opponents! I'm glad you agree :-)
2019-04-25 07:33
Denmark Kon10R
You just don't get it, do you ... You may not find many others out there who might think that Astralis appear to be "scared" about ANY team anywhere. They met the SECOND best team in SEVEN finals last year ... Three Majors including a Grand Slam, practically every trophy worth talking about and you talk about them being "scared" ... I agree that you ARE very persistent about a fairly childish assumption!
2019-04-25 13:49
World Beard43
You're talking about last year, I think somebody needs to stop living in the past. Many people agree that they aren't great anymore and it's obvious why they're skipping tier 1 events now but still attending throwaway ones. Stop stressing over it mate, I doubt anyone blames them, why not milk the success of last year as far as they can?
2019-04-25 16:53
Denmark Kon10R
He ... I'm fine, thank you. I may not easily get "stressed" whether or not a CSGO team wins or loses ... ;O) They will meet Navi and Ence amongst others in Madrid in May. YOU may wonder if Liquid or Faze are "scared" ... ;O) Let's see how the Bo1 goes ... I think it's a fun format which levels out the field a bit. Take care, my friend!
2019-04-25 17:04
Sweden wtf_men
how can you get baited so hard men))
2019-04-25 17:05
Denmark Kon10R
I may not have to spend much taking part in a fairly decent conversation ... which you don't always find in here! ;O)
2019-04-25 17:07
World Beard43
Excuse me sir, but what is men)) all about men?
2019-04-25 17:22
Sweden wtf_men
wtfmen)), also 8/8
2019-04-25 18:04
World Beard43
2019-04-25 18:41
World Beard43
Bo1 :-( You too, have a lovely evening/night/morning/day whatever it may be.
2019-04-25 17:23
It dont understand? It is the same teams they beat in the turnys they do attend...
2019-04-27 10:54
Norway ludvik33
Astralis knows that if they attend this event, they will probably not win. Therefore they prepare for next tournament..and he looks at that as scared. Astralis is also expected to win, but they are not confident in this tournament, which makes them a bit scared.
2019-04-25 18:46
Denmark Kon10R
I still find it hilariously funny to even contemplate that a full time top professional in any sport is "scared" of his or her opponents. You may of course have a great deal of respect and take even underdogs seriously, but in this case ... Astralis, top#1 for a year afraid of ANY TEAM in the galaxy ??! Naaaah ... hard to even imagine! ;O)
2019-04-25 22:36
Norway ludvik33
Maybe not scared of opponents, but of losing the #1 spot
2019-04-27 09:54
Denmark Kon10R
When Mag1sk joined the team they went on a boat for an entire week to discuss what they wanted to achieve with the team. They made it to the very top! As mentioned above: "Scared" is simply NOT part of the mindset of ANY ambitious professional anywhere. If they were scared of winning and achieving top#1, they probably would have dropped out by now.
2019-04-27 11:53
How retarded can you be??? They aint scared to be number 1 They are scared to lose number 1 so they dont attend tier 1 events because they know teams have got there strats. And dont pull that Device has medical issue shit on us... Astralis are prob saying that so they dont get hate. For example golden had the 'Same' sickness Device supposedly has... But golden took like 3 months off. Device isn't. That's how I know Device isn't sick.
2019-04-27 12:12
Denmark MeToxi
Have you even done the research on the disease?
2019-04-27 15:52
Idk have you??? Theres no point arguing with you asstralis fans. Because you will always deny the truth. Honestly, you're worse then SK fans
2019-04-28 00:04
Denmark MeToxi
You got all that from one sentence? It seems that you're the one who's impossible to argue with. But yes. I did read about the diseases. Several times.
2019-04-28 00:39
Not just you, every asstralis fan. Well, all the delusional fans. For example. You, Astralis_over_All, Kon10R. And if you did read about the disease. You would know if you cant travel because of the desease you cant travel.
2019-04-28 00:44
Denmark MeToxi
And if you read about the diseases then you'd know that it'll make the person uncomfortable and bring pain if the person isn't very careful about what he ingests. It is very difficult to be picky on an airplane and it is very difficult to be picky on hotels. It is also difficult to travel east as the that will remove some of the possible sleeping hours and with a tight schedule at tournaments you won't be able to relax as much. Won't have the time to get the needed sleep and therefor will be more stressful. And it is after all stress that started this entire thing. If they travel west they'll just have a bunch of extra sleeping hours(though the other problems will still be there) and then when they travel east to go home, device will have all the times needed to relax and avoid becoming stressed. And do you think device was admitted to a hospital in Oakland for fun in 2017? Do you think they enjoyed paying those fines for skipping press days?
2019-04-28 01:08
Mate, its the same as traveling east,north and west. Wdym
2019-04-28 02:29
No cause timezones exist
2019-04-28 07:51
Yea, timezones exist in the east, north, west, South WDYM
2019-04-28 07:55
Its definitely proven to be more difficult to travel to the east. I'm not excusing Astralis for skipping all these events, its clearly exclusivity with Blast that you two seem to be completely overlooking. But not traveling east makes sense.
2019-04-28 08:00
Denmark MeToxi
Then why is everyone only hating on astralis for exclusivity as Liquid, FaZe, MiBR and NaVi all have the same exclusivity as Astralis does......
2019-04-28 18:23
Because Astralis skipped 3 of the biggest events of the year already and Liquid and Navi havent. And it's not the same. RFRSH is the parent company of Astralis and Blast, do you see how fucked that is? You should not be allowed to compete in a tournament you're running, that would literally never happen in any real sport and opens up so many possibilities that shouldn't exist.
2019-04-28 19:34
Denmark MeToxi
But then the problem isn't exclusivity, now is it? Anyways, so far I haven't seen anything that indicates special treatment. Sure, a lot of shit could be happening backstage but innocent until otherwise proven. And it is Denmark after all. Not much corruption here.
2019-04-28 20:07
Yes exclusivity is the problem. Not sure how you just magically jumped to that conclusion with 0 logic behind it. You clearly have a lack of understand of the topic. Astralis are prioritizing Blast Events over bigger ones which makes no sense in the context of the rankings, their era, or their financial gain. Unless of course RFRSH are paying them to attend Blast events over other events. I dont understand how red flags dont go off in your head when you see that A PARENT COMPANY IS HOSTING TOURNAMENTS THAT A TEAM THEY OWN IS PLAYING IN. It literally couldnt look more fishy from the outside. Its not about if "special treatment" has happened. The issue is that theres possibility (that in no other sport exists) for it to happen and that should be cut off its legs before we "see" if its bad. Maybe watch this video and learn about the topic and issue more.
2019-04-28 21:08
Denmark MeToxi
I'm not sure if you actually know how Blast works. It has nothing to do with exclusivity as 7 teams will all have to play 5 blast events in 2019. Nothing more, nothing less. And if you didn't know, these teams include Astralis, Liquid, FaZe, MiBR, Na'Vi, C9 and NiP As for astralis prioritizing. Lets make a list of big events in first half of 2019. IEM Katowice 2019 Starseries i-League S7 IEM Sydney Dreamhack Masters Dallas 2019 ECS Season 7 Finals EPL S9 Finals ESL One Cologne 2019 They have or will attend 4 of those 7. 2 of them they didn't or won't attend since they're in east-asia and Oceania respectively and they stated last time they were in sydney that they probably wouldn't return there because of the long travel times, the time zone and device's condition. That leaves one big event that they won't attend and that is dallas which is ending 4 days before ECS begin. And ECS has been considered a big event for quite a while as well and is an event that they regularly attend and have won twice in a row. AND it is on the same continent as them. Why in the hell would they attend dallas over ECS. Sure, the ECS field looks a bit weak so far but thats not the fault of astralis. Usually ECS has a lot of top teams. Last year they had 7 top 10 teams attending out of 8 attending teams. And regarding the rfrsh situation, sure. It is not optimal. It never will be but try to remember that ECS is run by passionate fans of the game. First, they wanted a csgo team and they got it. They got several actually but they had to sell the other ones in order to comply with rules. And as a big organization who wanted to spread the love for esport to a wider audience they made their own tournament with their own unique take on csgo. Now why would you throw away one of your own passionate creations. Anyways, it's more like their sister company having a tournament. It is two branches of one organization. Its only about having the top teams at their tournament. When astralis stop being a top team and they're in the same state as VP was 6 months ago they'll stop inviting astralis. Same as when they didn't invite heroic for Blast Pro Series Copenhagen 2017. And as I said, it isn't optimal but I'm fine with it since I don't think it'd be fair if we asked them to give up one of their 2 main passionate creations.
2019-04-28 22:39
No it's their parent company and it would literally be EXTREMELY illegal in any real sport, CS should treat it the same if they want advancements. I have no problem with Blast events I have no problem with Astralis being #1. I have a problem with a team that is partially owned by the company running the tournament attending the tournament, that's it.
2019-04-28 23:01
Denmark MeToxi
I was speaking figuratively since its two different departments running two different things. While I do understand what you're getting at and why it is that you think that, I still disagree with it. If teams don't want to compete against astralis in a tournament owned by the same org that owns astralis then all they have to do is boycut them. There is plenty of other tournaments they could play. Now why don't they? Because they don't care. They trust the integrity of rfrsh and probably even got insurances that there wouldn't be any favoring astralis. CS:GO is an open circuit. That means that there is no single organization deciding all the rules. I'm all for that as it ensures that our beloved esport will stay competitive in all areas. Be it teams or tournaments. If you can't deliver what teams want then you'll be cast out (Take WESG as an example). If teams can't qualify or play well enough to receive invites then they won't attend big events. It is as simple as that. So if you don't wanna agree with me then at least trust the teams and players. They're the ones with all the power in this matter. And they sure seem to think that the integrity is the same in our esport. With or without blast.
2019-04-28 23:24
Of course teams want to attend the same tournament Astralis attends. That compounds the issue.
2019-04-29 00:17
Denmark MeToxi
And that's where you're wrong. Everyone knows that Blast isn't meant to be that tournament you play to be the best. They know it is more of a tournament meant to widen the csgo fanbase and introduce new fans to the esport while giving a blast of an experience in the arena. Your assumptions is based on players not having any spine. That is where your problem lies. It is ignorant to claim that players and teams don't have some integrity and self-respect.
2019-04-29 07:21
Europe vacban
You are really stupid and ignoring the obvious problems of astralis. They are the ones with no integrity since they choose to sign a contract to play blast tourneys (in which they even received cut of revenue, shady af).
2019-04-29 15:08
Denmark MeToxi
I'd be amazed if you could find a source on that. Oh wait! You can't since it's your own hateful opinion. You know, decent people with life-goals, self-esteem and self-respect do in fact exist.
2019-04-30 08:49
Europe vacban
Based fan heavily in denial. It's right here in the interview hltv did.
2019-04-30 08:56
Denmark MeToxi
I don't really see where the "They choose to sign a contract to play blast tourneys (in which they even recieved cuts of revenue, shady af)" is present in that interview?
2019-04-30 09:14
Of course they have self respect that's why they want to compete vs Astralis and in front of fans. And that's why Astralis prioritizing Blast events over true Big Events his harmful.
2019-04-29 19:10
Denmark MeToxi
What do you base your claims of? Ask yourself why it is that you think this. So far I haven't actually seen any solid evidence that supports your claim. All I hear is why it seems logical to you. Because from how I see it, your logic is very capitalistic with the idea that the money and fame is all they play for. If Astralis wanted money then they'd have signed with FaZe or optic when they most likely had the chance in 2016. They had a far superior offer in terms of money but still decided to create their own. And why is that? Let me show you a quote: "Since leaving TSM in late November, we have been looking for a new home for 2016 and beyond. During early talks with the players, they put emphasis on not only financial terms, but also being part of the decision-making process around strategy, partners and direction of the organization."
2019-04-30 09:00
Okay what you're failing to understand is that it doesnt matter if anyone is corrupt or doing anything illegal. It matters that a company running a tournament has a share in one of the teams competing in the tournament and therefore (no matter if they're doing it or not) its beneficial for Astralis to win for Blast and raises questions about competitive integrity. Again it doesnt matter if theres corruption, it matters that this is a situation that would be incredibly illegal in any real sport and raises a ton of red flags that just shouldnt be there.
2019-04-30 09:07
wtf just happened with this reply box here
2019-04-30 10:55
"Innocent until proven guilty" is irrelevant here. No one is saying Astralis or Blast has made a deal. The perspective is that "a deal" should not even be possible. We should have rules against teams competing in tournaments for their parent companies. It goes against competitive integrity.
2019-04-28 21:11
Denmark MeToxi
Imma move it down here as I'm running out of screen space. So what you're scared of is if other teams will throw in order for astralis to earn rfrsh more money? Again, I don't see how that would even be a possibility. Is it cheats you're scared of? Are you afraid that rfrsh will smuggle cheat in for astralis? Like really, what is the problem? It isn't optimal but I really don't see how this can be realistically abused in a way that will benefit rfrsh.
2019-04-30 09:22
Let's say theres a computer freeze and it affects the rounds. RFRSH would be incentivized to rule in favor of Astralis. Let's say RFRSH ARE paying Astralis not to attend other tournaments. Let's say they're giving a cut of profits for them to attend blast over dreamhack, we wouldn't know but it's possible and raises questions. Especially with them being the #1 Let's say blast tell Astralis not to try that hard in a specific blast or vs a specific team to improve that teams narrative and build hype. Let's say an olofboost situation happens and the team DOES show it to blast to make sure its allowed. Blast could very easily tip off Astralis about the boost so they arent surprised about it. All of these are possible scenarios. I'm not worried that they're going to happen, I'm worried that we have a system that even allows it to. You're right it isnt optimal and it's really easy to fix. Just make a rule where you cant compete in tournaments that your parent company runs.
2019-04-30 09:41
Denmark MeToxi
I can see your concerns but I just don't think it is necessary to change it because of how unlikely it is that it'll happen. Especially since rfrsh has spent quite a lot of money on both astralis and on blast. A lot of money and a lot of passion and so far they haven't made any money out of it. It would be a huge blow for them if they couldn't have the best team in the world currently at their events. And the players themselves have the power to make blast change stuff. All they have to do is agree on a boycott through the players association. But the players so far is ok with it. Because they know that it won't happen. Just as rfrsh knows that if they try prioritizing (Which is pretty much impossible to not notice) then the teams will stop accepting invites. I mean. I would keep Blast as it is now and just go with it as I trust nothing suspicious will happen. The interesting thing though would be if blast got a major so we'll learn what valve have to say about it.
2019-04-30 10:19
Theres a reason agreements like this are highly illegal in real sports. It may not be Blast that ends up being corrupt but it sets a precedent for other organizers that it's possible.
2019-04-30 10:40
Denmark MeToxi
I choose to believe that if that happens it'll be discovered and then they'll be boycott by the teams.
2019-04-30 10:45
The fact that you think letting it happen AND THEN taking action is the solution is ignorant to say the least. Why let it happen when we can make a very simple rule that would force RFRSH and Astralis to break ties? We could keep the Blast tournaments and have competitive integrity as well.
2019-04-30 10:47
Denmark MeToxi
Because that is unfair to RFRSH and unfair to Astralis. RFRSH is one of the major reasons for astralis being as good as they're. If you force them to break up then you force them to worsen their own play. That will ruin the competitiveness and legitimacy of the esport. And for what? For something that is never going to happen. For something that no csgo pro have a problem with.
2019-04-30 10:50
So youd rather be fair to 1 team (that you are a fan of) then to every other team. That's called bias and I'm done with this discussion. I've proven my point, you've proven you're biased towards Astralis. /closed
2019-04-30 10:53
Denmark MeToxi
The thing you're missing that blast in no way is unfair to any other team. Every team is perfectly fine with blast as a tournament. They don't care if rfrsh owns astralis as they are confident that blast will be fair. Yet you seem to think that because of something than worries you that astralis should be treated completely unfairly. That could in my ears easily sound like you're biased against astralis. RFRSH is providing all the structure that makes astralis better than every other team. So don't call me biased for wanting astralis to be treated fairly when you clearly wants astralis to stop being number one by removing one of their key factors.
2019-04-30 10:57
Competing in a tournament you run is always unfair.
2019-04-30 10:59
Denmark MeToxi
Moving again Then tell me why the teams don't care? Is it just because you're smarter than them or because you have more self-esteem? I really don't get why you think that your opinion matters more than those of FaZe and Liquid when they actually live by working with it while you merely watch it for entertainment purposes. ESL could easily unfairly treat BiG better for promotional purposes of ESL One Cologne but they don't. And as them, Blast could easily treat Astralis unfairly better but they don't. That is how it is and that is how it will be. I know it isn't the same thing but it is still relevant as the possibility is there but we know it won't happen.
2019-04-30 11:11
I'm sure the teams do trust Astralis, they're great guys and advocates for CSGO. They also realize that to be the best they need to beat Astralis, so they attend so they have a chance at that. Never said I was smarter then the players. They surely know that RFRSH owns blast and Astralis. If I was in Liquids position I would still want to attend blasts. They have good competition, great crowds and are great for branding. Your big example makes no sense. ESL dont own BIG, how could they unfairly treat them for promotional purposes that literally makes 0 sense I have no idea what that means. Tell me why agreements like this are illegal in every real sport but they shouldnt be in CS?
2019-04-30 11:17
Denmark MeToxi
Because real sports is closed circuits. csgo is open circuit. New organizations should have a possibility to try their own abilities with tourneys. If it works then teams will decide themselves as independent teams if they want to attend those new events. And as for the BiG example, it is not a perfect example but it shows my point. ESL could easily build up a storyline with BiG that could improve the interest in the general tournament. More interest = more sponsors = more money. And it wouldn't make sense for RFRSH to abuse their owner rights over astralis either as that would cost them everything. And teams won't go to blast just because astralis is there. Its preposterous that you'd even think that as the only possible reason for any team to wanna go to blast. I'd like to remind you that this is human-beings. Blast is different, its exciting, it doesn't have the same goals as ESL does or as Dreamhack does.
2019-04-30 11:27
New organizations should have a chance as long as they dont also own teams then that creates competitive integrity issues. Yes teams do attend just to play Astralis. Attending tournaments with the #1 team is great for branding and sponsors. Not to mention how huge it is to beat them especially in front of that many fans live. It's not the only reason but it's a big one
2019-04-30 11:40
Furthermore, have you asked Faze or Liquid what they think? Maybe they share a opinion similar to mine and have already contacted valve and gave their concerns but decided to still compete for the prestige/fans. You have no idea what their opinion is so dont act like you do.
2019-04-30 11:22
Denmark MeToxi
You do realize that valve doesn't have a say in this matter? Only CSPPA could have a say in it.
2019-04-30 11:28
No valve could easily say "you cannot compete in a tournament you run" and that would literally be the end of it.
2019-04-30 11:31
Denmark MeToxi
No? Why would you think that? Valve doesn't involve themselves with anything other than majors? Tourneys like ESL One and Dreamhack Masters is all privately held tournaments.
2019-04-30 12:14
They still can decide anything about the game, it's their game
2019-04-30 18:05
Denmark MeToxi
FaZe attended their first blas event 1 year and 6 months ago. If they were unhappy then they wouldn't have attended more. Its called free-will. I dont know if you've heard of it.
2019-04-30 11:30
Not sure what relevance that has to potential competitive integrity issues.
2019-04-30 11:31
Denmark MeToxi
It did have relevance to what their thoughts is. If they were unhappy with blast then they'd have stopped accepting invites a long time ago. No1 forces them to attend these events. Its entirely their own decision.
2019-04-30 12:16
Doesnt mean we should have it set up in a way that allows for the chance of competitive dishonesty
2019-04-30 17:56
Denmark MeToxi
What gives you more sleep? 2 hours or 12 hours? When you go east you lose time, when you go west you gain time. Simple rule of traveling long distances. Also, a plane trip east-asia is way longer than a plane trip to NA
2019-04-28 18:29
they dont attend tournaments ? so i guess majors (defending champs) ECS season 6 (defending champs) EPL season 9 (defending champs) ESL one cologne IEM chicago (defending champs) is the same as not attending tournaments in ur head? also holy shit ur retarded with that Golden comparison, do u think every1 who have the same disease cope with it in the exact same way ? they stated 1 whole year ago that they would probably not go to IEM sydney again, but ppl didnt start crying about until now
2019-04-27 16:04
They are litteraly skipping tier 1 events wym... And 2 out of 5 events are tier 1 nice
2019-04-28 00:05
Denmark MeToxi
ECS Season 6: 7 top 10 teams EPL Season 8: 8 top 10 teams ESL One Cologne 2018: 9 top 10 teams IEM Chicago 2018: 9 top 10 teams IEM Katowice Major 2019: 9 top 10 teams Logic? In the first half of 2019 have or will be attending these major tournaments: EPL Season 9 ECS Season 7 ESL One Cologne IEM Katowice 2019 That is 4 very big tournament names in the span of 6 months. 1 of which will be in the summer break (probably). Then they did or will attend 3 of their 5 blast events in the first half of 2019 as well. This amounts to 7 events in the span of 5 months. What's your problem?
2019-04-28 01:00
both majors = tier 1 EPL season 9 = tier 1 ECS season 6 = tier 1 ESL one Cologne = tier 1 IEM chicago = tier 1 thats 6 tier 1 events Starseries = tier 2 tourney (hence why NaVi met fnatic in the finals lmfao) IEM sydney = missing teams like Astralis, NaVi, ENCE, Vitality , only 2 decent teams are faze and liquid = tier 2 event DH Dallas = missing Astralis, NaVi, mibr
2019-04-28 11:05
both majors = tier 1 EPL season 9 = tier 2 ECS season 6 = tier 2 ESL one Cologne = tier 1 IEM chicago = tier 2 nt
2019-04-28 11:24
EPL season 9, only missing ENCE and Vitality from top10 = tier 1 ECS season 6, only missing NaVi and ENCE if this means the tourney is t2 then the 3 tourneys astralis skipped are probably only t3 IEM chicago = you dont know the full linup yet, but as there is no other tournaments close to this most top teams will probably go
2019-04-28 12:27
Europe vacban
Dumbfuck astralis fanboy spotted. All these mentioned are tier 1, but sometimes liquid/navi are also skipping them which make the tourneys look even worse. And calling sydney tier 2 is disrespectful and display of your ignorance. One of the greatest crowds!
2019-04-28 12:30
someone is mad hahahah lmfao - dont be so triggered kid, im not the 1 who called EPL, ECS IEM chicago tier 2 "calling sydney tier 2 is disrespectful" haha fking aussies think a tournament tier is based on the crowd and not the teams participating - actually degenerate spotted
2019-04-28 12:45
Europe vacban
It's a very important factor! Single digit IQ spotted.
2019-04-28 12:48
the matches are ranked only depending on the teams who play, the crowd is not a factor at all are u retarded ? in ur mind top 100 teams could form a tier 1 tournament if the crowd was good enough lmfao hahaha aussie brain at its finest
2019-04-29 12:40
Europe vacban
Hahahahaha once again single digit IQ spotted. Most important factor for tourney prestige: caliber of teams, price pool, tourney format, hype of crowd, how big crowd is, quality of stream and general production, quality of behind the scenes stuff (good pcs, no lag, but also no food and hotel issues), historical sentiment of tourney/city
2019-04-29 15:01
Sooooooo why are you saying IEM Chicago is tier 1?
2019-04-28 21:54
Denmark MeToxi
IEM Chicago is right in the middle of the player break. Teams will probably still attend as it is the only notable event before the major but it is still during the player break.
2019-04-28 23:26
astralis is ass in bo1's. they are better at grinding out bo3s, which means we need to wait another decent tournament to decide whether it is over or not
2019-04-27 10:38
2019-04-25 17:06
Denmark Kon10R
You may of course think what you like, but considering Astralis' understanding of strategy in general there may be more serious contemplations behind the decisions about participation in various events than just excuses. They of course answer to no one, and I don't see the point in spending months on recovery afterwards if you can avoid it.
2019-04-25 17:29
They don't "answer to no one". They answer to rfrsh.
2019-04-25 20:20
Yeah, they didn’t seem to be that motivated at the last Blast event, probably because they «had» to participate, forced by their owner.
2019-04-27 16:05
I think theyre the best in the world but they are involved in some very sketchy shit simple as that. This is still their era but they're throwing it away, and with their actions Im not sure they will hold the title as the best for as long as they should
2019-04-25 20:15
Denmark Kon10R
"They are involved in some very sketchy shit" ... You make it sound like as if they are halfway criminals! :O) They pick and choose whatever they like according to schedule as well as comfort: Travelling half around the world "against the sun" isn't easy for anyone. It takes apparently weeks for the body to adjust, and they of course can't afford that.
2019-04-25 22:40
Europe vacban
And according their contracts with RFRSH which force them to attend blast events over tier 1s.
2019-04-27 19:20
Kon10R we get that you are Astralis dickrider,now buzz off and stop eating shit.
2019-04-27 23:37
Denmark Kon10R
Your language is ridiculously childish. I don't ride dicks, I don't eat shit, and I don't buzz off (it's with two ff's ...) The moment you begin to speak about CSGO, I will listen to you. This comment is just below your standards ... I KNOW you belong to the race called "Homo Sapiens" which is Latin for "The Thinking Man". Now it is time for you to show you can do that. Yes, I'm Danish, I support Astralis ... but that DOES NOT make me your enemy! Let's enjoy the game, let's celebrate the star players, let's have fun. You just behave like a caveman ... boy ... playing the "them and us" game ... and you even use the old "we" trying to show me that I'm up against a large mob ... NO! You just sit there alone back home ... just like me! ;O)
2019-04-27 23:44
Man i dont have nothing against you or any Astralis fan,everything i hate when fans of the certain team starts to " justify " their favorite team, there are about 1 bilion threads where people trashtalk FaZe for example,i've never try to justify their lose or something,its just dumb,cheer for your favorite team and dont be triggered by someones thread/comment. If you understand what im trying to say,excuse me if i have some grammar mistakes,English is not my native language.
2019-04-27 23:48
Denmark Kon10R
HEY! Now you are participating in a decent conversation! I appreciate that! My English is pretty good but I'm no expert either. And "trashtalking Faze" ... WHY ON EARTH would you do that ??! As late as an hour ago I watched the final in Miami again against Liquid ... MY GOODNESS! I'm happy Astralis was not up against Faze that night !!! And no: I'm not trying to "justify" Astralis' decisions. I'm relaying data. (Thanx again for "turning around on a plate" and behaving in a decent manner! I never shy away from disagreements and "verbal battles", but I never "hate my opponents". Without them there wouldn't be a debate, so ... in fact I love it! ;O)
2019-04-27 23:57
everything you say is a copypasta I swear
2019-04-28 15:00
Denmark Kon10R
Copy pasta ... ;O) (I have released 5 novels so far. If I didn't master the keyboard I probably wouldn't be babbling so much in a chatroom like this!)
2019-04-28 15:02
traveling health issues lol xD
2019-04-27 10:02
Denmark Kon10R
Dev1ce was on recovery for months in late 2017. Zonic had to step in and stuff. Simply unprofessional and stupid to repeat earlier mistakes. Travelling up to 300 days a year, sacrificing everything else in life, only to go up against the best of the best for truckloads of money on huge stages in front of 10K crowds ... is stressful enough! No need to add physical stress to the equation! ;O)
2019-04-27 12:00
Okay 300 days a year??? That is OVER board. Fuck sakes. You would do anything for your baby device wouldnt you. I dont see ANY other asstralis fans protecting asstralis. Maybe they should teach you how to use your brain.
2019-04-27 12:14
Mad nooblet
2019-04-27 12:27
2019-04-27 12:48
Denmark Kon10R
"Simply unprofessional and stupid to repeat earlier mistakes" ... That's how I would use my ability to THINK. It is apparently not the same problem going West, i.e. Miami, Chicago, Sao Paolo. Going East is much tuffer for the body, i.e. Sydney and Shanghai. Fairly simple to understand ... to some ... ;O)
2019-04-27 18:20
Yea, obviously it isnt to understand for you. As the only thing different in is the timezone and weather.... Its not hard to travel... Honestly, grow up
2019-04-28 00:07
Denmark Kon10R
He ... If you knew my age you may have frazed that one differently ... ;O) And I don't have much experience with travelling halfway around the globe. I'm just giving you DATA! NOT opinions or emotions. Dev1ce expressed problems with travelling "against the sun". Some - and he - may suffer from this. You may not. Bodies are different. We have two main categories: Male and female. We have 5 "colors" on the planet: Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White. (Not many Reds left though ...) Then there are young or old, fat or skinny, tall or short ... You get the idea. I guess I don't have to extrapolate any further. We may all react differently to "suddenly or in a fairly short amount of time find ourselves relocated due to modern and fast transport machines ..." Dev1ce experienced body trouble travelling East or "against the sun". He - as a professional - made decisions based on that experience. Anyone calling him funny names or derogatives you hear in the 4th grade in primary school or in a ridiculously insignificant chatroom may not have any significant influence on one of the best CSGO players in the world who is MUCH more concerned with his career than listening to criticism from the schoolyard.
2019-04-28 00:21
I do know how old you are since you're defending the scaredy cat Device.
2019-04-28 00:42
Denmark Kon10R
The second best player in the world in 2018 on the best team in csgo of ALL TIME don't need MY defence ... ;O)
2019-04-28 01:10
He might be physically the 2nd but we all know hes not realistically 2nd. Yes top 5 but not 2nd NiKo > Device
2019-04-28 02:27
they literally skipping almost EVERY SINGLE t1 event except BLAST, sad that their era ends because they are RFRSH puppies and have to play BLAST , BLAST aint even tier1 because of the retarded and completely illogical joker format
2019-04-27 12:38
Denmark Kon10R
Their era may not be over because it's written in a chat, mostly containing comments based on emotions. Let's see how it goes, shall we? ;O)
2019-04-27 18:38
Indonesia Razerzer0
They have not attend another tier 1 event except for Blast events since the major which most of us find fishy but thanks to them I find other tier 1 events exciting to watch again.
2019-04-28 07:57
They had won* Currently scared because IEM has AMD graphics not Nvidia Fun to know, the last BLAST had AMD graphics as well :(
2019-04-27 12:44
Denmark Kon10R
You are also on the "scared" bandwagon for THE most experienced team when it comes to playing on big stages in front of 10K crowds for truckloads of money? Well, well, well ...
2019-04-27 18:32
Okey god How are you so good at reading others? so neutral
2019-04-27 18:36
Denmark Kon10R
Not fully sure what you mean ... It's just ... talking about "scared" in context with top professionals working 8 or 10 hours a day with their sport and in this case Astralis who won 10 out of 18 tournaments last year, not mentioning how far they got in the rest ... And I honestly don't think Faze, NaVi, Liquid and not even Ence as well as the rest of the superchamps at the top of csgo are "afraid". "Nerves", yes ... when you sit there ... but to GET up there is what these guys WANT more than anything!
2019-04-27 18:44
2019-04-27 18:45
;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O) ;O)
2019-04-27 18:26
+1 lmao Looks so retarded.
2019-04-27 22:47
Russia Astrali5
2019-04-28 05:04
Reply needs to have actual content?!!!???!?
2019-04-28 13:10
2019-04-27 12:13
so stupid u are
2019-04-27 12:33
Mibr anti fan spotted.
2019-04-25 06:45
NBK ruined french team.... Fan of the team NBK runs
2019-04-27 12:14
Russia Astrali5
Haha +1
2019-04-28 01:55
I dont get it....
2019-04-28 02:26
Brazil brunobmdp
I think they are having just a bad time, it's not over yet
2019-04-25 06:45
2019-04-25 06:47
Denmark Kon10R
Only howling lunatics or people with poorly developed ability to OBSERVE would even bring up this topic after a few Bo1 loses. They participated in 18 tournaments in 2018 and won "only" ten of them. They CAN lose a game here and there, but there may be no doubt about what impact they've left on the csgo world: A full YEAR on the throne never happened before and I doubt that it will end soon.
2019-04-25 06:57
Fan tag checks out but this time you have a Pont
2019-04-25 07:14
Denmark Kon10R
He ... I'm Danish and of course support Astralis, but I like some good cs no matter who is playing! Fallen's 1v2 clutch the other day with a pistol is legendary! ;O)
2019-04-25 07:19
PashaBiceps 4k spraydown Neo ace vs dignitas Snax 1v4 cobble Byali spraydown at ramp(mirage) TaZ ace aginst team canada(idk better tbh sorry) Gold
2019-04-25 07:32
'good cs no matter' Fan of astralis. Sorry mate not gonna get good csgo
2019-04-27 12:16
Lulululul blind hater xD
2019-04-27 12:29
Think you calling the wrong guy Blind mate. If you think astralis plays GOOD cs.... You're BLIND
2019-04-27 12:49
best CS ever played, nt no scener
2019-04-27 16:07
well it's good just not the most entertaining to watch
2019-04-27 12:30
Well, Yea cant deny that. Its GOOD to win cs but its not GOOD skillfully cs
2019-04-27 12:50
World Beard43
Only howling lunatics or people with poorly developed ability to OBSERVE would have not seen that their era was already well and truly over when this topic was created and they were clinging to #1 spot by a thread, skipping difficult tournaments out of fear. Someone was probably sick or upset from travelling though I guess ;-)
2019-06-07 21:09
you have a very small peen where your brain should be
2019-04-25 07:07
Pasha&NEO new team is comming. RipAstralis
2019-04-25 07:13
It’s not over wtf
2019-04-25 17:07
How much better can a team be? They are like robots with 100% efficiency
2019-04-25 17:08
They're probably gonna dominate ESL Pro League S9 Finals tbh
2019-04-25 17:08
They threw Blast on purpose after those acussations that they only attend Blast tournaments,was OBV IMO now they are back to not losing a single map in the next year
2019-04-25 17:10
Not even close to be over hahaha
2019-04-25 17:10
Astralis: 86% map win rate in last 3 months Retards: AstRaliS eRA oVER!?? that said its pretty gay of them not to attend real events
2019-04-25 17:30
IT is tho
2019-04-27 12:16
it's not you fool
2019-04-25 19:23
Valve chooses which team is going to be top 1 according to its comercial needings, by buffing and nerfing players configurations in the core of the game
2019-04-25 20:23
Fnatic also had a small slump in their era. Its just very difficult to stay on top for so long.
2019-04-25 22:42
3 months that was the end of their era
2019-04-27 10:00
Brazil knockera
ez 4 big
2019-04-26 00:37
Not over till they drop top1 spot Miami was 1 off for Astralis and for Faze
2019-04-27 09:57
You can be top 1 but don't have an era
2019-04-27 10:01
Yes, for example VP top1 in 2016, but now Astralis still got era, cause of great past achievements Even if they drop top1 and will climb back it will still count as a whole era, cause of total past achievents and lack of other dominant team Right now navi, faze or liquid are just average and got some 1 event good, butastralis just 1 off for a long time
2019-04-27 10:18
If they fall off number 1, the era definitely is over. They can start a new era afterwards, but this era stops
2019-04-27 10:26
Belarus c0mmi3
Why everyone says that sk had an era then ?
2019-04-27 10:42
Because they were number 1?
2019-04-27 10:47
They dropped top1 many times So i dunno why you say when astralis will drop top1 era is over If they drop it for more than a month and won’t keep for a long time (at least few months)
2019-04-27 11:26
Nah you have to be top1 for it to be an era. And sk era doesnt count because it was multiple rosters and they dropped top 1
2019-04-28 08:02
But its over when they drop 1
2019-04-27 12:17
Why u hef to be so stupid? U lost money or what?
2019-04-27 12:32
I replied to the wrong Thread. Not over till they drop top1 spot Thats what the guy said then carried on saying they can drop off from number 1 and then still have a era...
2019-04-27 12:51
SK dropped top1 many times did they have an era?
2019-04-27 14:52
No, but they won a lot of tournaments. But what Im saying is that you said once astralis drops 1. They dont have a era, Then you carried on saying they can drop 1 and still have a era...
2019-04-28 00:02
yes cause i changed my mind for example: Faze will win next 2 events (sidney and dallas) and Astralis will drop in groups, then faze top1 but then if astralis win both ecs and epl + major then their era still counts as whole imho, cause 3 majors in row + many won events (way more than SK)
2019-04-28 00:13
Then change what you said on the original comment.
2019-04-28 00:17
im too lazy to do that and im not an edit guy, i rarely use this function + ofc i can change my mind anytime :D
2019-04-28 00:19
Im not saying you cant. But change your first opinion
2019-04-28 00:35
Because they keep skipping events
2019-04-27 10:00
India pongaman1
Lul ok m16r fan
2019-04-27 10:36
Iran qAp
They lost their inferno streak against big
2019-04-27 10:43
Denmark Kon10R
The era ended because of that ??????! They won the match, qualified for the finals in June in Montpellier going 3-0 up ... You may have forgotten that they lost a lot of games last year. Losing a map ... but winning the match ... I mean ... it MAY require just a tiny bit more for the experts to agree that the top#1 for an ENTIRE YEAR (never happened before) have lost their era ...
2019-04-27 19:29
For haters to feel better
2019-04-27 10:49
"It's just cbble being removed" Astralis masters dust2 "It's just them being good on nuke" Nobody else proves even close to as good on it "It's just the smoke bug" Stomp tournament with no smoke bug "It's the Aug" zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz #FanLogic
2019-04-27 10:55
Nooooo, its the boring gameplay! They are so boring! Braindead haters
2019-04-27 12:34
Boo | 
France mbl4
2019-04-30 10:26
Astralis era isn't over yet. They haven't lost Nuke yet.
2019-04-27 10:57
Brazil goodfallen
Soon astralis will exclusively attend blast and only face famous teams, not necessarily the best. Rankings will be even less legitimate and teams like windigo and valiance will get invites and acclaim they deserve
2019-04-27 10:59
Europe vacban
2019-04-27 21:27
Astralis 3rd major in a row inc at Berlin
2019-04-27 12:02
Australia JAY_DAWG
16-2 loss to MIBR at blast miami started it, then their inferno map streak ended by BIG at ESL pro league, they're just not that unbeatable team anymore, I doubt they'll do good at blast madrid as well
2019-04-27 12:18
if thats reason for losing an era, then fnatic and SK didnt have close to an era lmao, they were dropping maps left and right during their so called "era"
2019-04-27 16:11
Denmark Kon10R
They attended 18 tournaments last year but won "only" ten of them. Obviously that is more than any other team, but NO team wins everything all the time. Why ON EARTH people start screaming about "era is over" if they lose a map ... when they managed to create a HISTORICAL impact on the csgo world ... The "logic" is far too advanced for me!
2019-04-27 19:34
Europe vacban
Mdrrrrrr all these salty danes in this thread I'll explain for your 10 IQs out there: This is the beginning, Astralis will soon lose more and they don't have era anymore, G2 top 1!
2019-04-27 21:32
Denmark Kon10R
Another comment based on pure logic, reason and statistics ... ;O)
2019-04-27 21:34
Europe vacban
You don't seem to understand people can predict stuff, using statistics, logic and reason. It happens all the time in the real world.
2019-04-28 01:04
Denmark Kon10R
Aaah ... Mr. "Math Genius" entered the scene! Let's look at the stats then: Three Majors ... Only TWO teams! Now Astralis won the Grand Slam: Only ONE team! ONE ENTIRE YEAR on the number #1 spot: Only ONE team achieved that. Last Year: Astralis participated in 18 tournaments and won 10 ... You REALLY want me to continue this ridiculous conversation??! I mean ... The winstreaks on Inferno and Nuke ... it's just ridiculous nowadays. (NOOOOOOOOO !!! The NiP winstreak was impressive back then ... but ... bla bla.) Astralis has for sure showed EVERYONE how the game is played! They have set the bar soooo high for a professional CSGO team of today. So yes: I'll give you that: The rest of the world have studied this team for a year now. They are trying to catch up! Just remember: They lost a LOT of games last year! And still EVERYONE respects them for having created an entirely NEW way of approaching the game: The "One man army" or Superheroes with fast mouses are just not gonna cut it after Astralis' commanding impact! And if you - according to your last comment - think that Astralis is out of the game after having been THE NUMBER ONE SPOT for a year ... Well ... You may have to look at how to improve your skills to OBSERVE, THINK and CONCLUDE!
2019-04-28 01:26
Europe vacban
Lollll triggered dane spotted Yes they are dominant #1. But now they lost 16-2 and more maps and the inferno streak is ended by BIG (even close to winning 2-1). Therefore I predict the era is soon over. Very likely to happen? No. But for a x% chance people can still predict.
2019-04-28 01:31
Denmark Kon10R
He ... You spotted my flag and my fan tag ... Yes, I'm Danish and I support Astralis. NO SHIT, SHERLOCK ????! ;O) If I was American ... or Brazilian ... Yeah, okay, well ... Even YOU may be able to figure out who I would support. If you look at the hltv top 30 (2019-April 28), we have FIVE DANISH teams in top 30 of the world !!! But "triggered" ??! I'm in a position where I can spend a little time "educating" youngsters in decent conversation in chatrooms on the internet. So let's break your comment down, piece by piece: 16-2. Mibr lost 16-0 in the Major in London to Astralis. This juz happen ... apparently to EVERY team. When you can't get the economy going on certain maps, when you lose your peaks, 1v1's and bla bla ... NOBODY wins EVERYTIME against EVERYONE. The end of the winstreak on Inferno against BiG (top#19) ... Well ... Astralis won the number one spot in the group after having won the first map and therefore qualified directly for the ESL Pro League Finals. Now ... If YOU were a professional ... Let me ask you then: Is a "winstreak" important (Yes: The chatrooms, social media and the commentators are druuuuuling over such stuff) or ... is a NUMBER ONE SPOT important? You may make your own conclusions.
2019-04-28 01:49
Europe vacban
Yes you are triggered LMAO! You are blinded by your fanboyism of blastralis. The most important things are the #1 spot yes, and winning the best tournaments. Astralis has the #1 spot for now but they are skipping almost all tier 1 tourneys except blast, if they keep doing this they aren't legitimate#1 anymore. This combined with a fall in performance (still good of course, but they can be challenged by teams such as BIG lul, before only liquid even got close) makes an ez prediction that era is soon over!
2019-04-28 12:06
Gay IQ spotted
2019-04-27 23:12
Europe vacban
Reported for homophobia.
2019-04-28 01:03
New Zealand rOtten_97
No such thing exists
2019-04-28 07:45
Because.... its not
2019-04-27 12:33
I don't think it's over they still are #1 but other teams started to get them and it's good, makes tournaments more exciting again :) I think it's cool to even have a era in today's competitive scene so sure people can come with bad baits and try to trigger Astralis fans into making idiotic discussions here but the only thing that matters are that we get good CS right?
2019-04-27 12:42
Denmark Kon10R
This is just about the most cool, calm and relaxed viewpoint I've seen in here! I juz luuuuv good CS! Hat's off for BiG putting up a GREAT fight against Astralis! In general I prefer logic, collection of data, looking at statistics etc., and then cut out ... shall we say ... "emotional" comments which is simply showing lack of ability to OBSERVE, THINK and CONCLUDE! Yes, Fan of Astralis, but I just luuuuv some great CS!
2019-04-27 19:38
Exactly :))
2019-04-27 19:43
China KoreanFan
they suck
2019-04-27 12:53
Denmark Kon10R
Yeah ... The only team with a Grand Slam and an entire year as top#1 ... Looks absolutely hopeless! ;O)
2019-04-27 22:04
i think people are finnaly catching up to them after a year and a half of domminance,and they'll miss a couple of events to just think of something else in therme of tactics
2019-04-27 13:01
cuz it never started. Call it an era OMEGALUL fanboys
2019-04-27 13:03
we can't really tell. i mean they skip a lot of events. the next big event they will play in is ecs finals in june and after that at the end of june esl pro league finals.
2019-04-27 15:03
Brunei GucciLeIe
Ohhhhhhhhh uhhhhhhhh yeeeeeeeees devvegod ohhhhh uhhh
2019-04-27 15:06
It isn't over
2019-04-27 15:59
Loaded question; stupid Brazilian
2019-04-27 16:01
Dude, you are calling it over a tad too fast. Oh well, HLTV is a wishing well for some people. peace
2019-04-27 16:10
Astralis literally won everything they could now they will become tired and eventually they will loose the crown
2019-04-27 16:14
It’s requiring a lot of energy to maintain the level of concentration and consistency they have showed past months, so they naturally need rest. Before and after the rest it may be difficult to maintain the same level of gameplay, as the brain/body may be preparing for rest and slowing down a bit. It’s natural. So, I guess Astralis may reach their previous form, but you never know. Starting loosing matches and tournaments may decrease their confidence, even if the losses have natural causes.
2019-04-27 16:18
Astralis: > Bombs out of one tournament with shit format > Loses one map to low level team HLTV: OMEGALUL ASTRALIS ERA OVER XAXAXAXAXA
2019-04-27 18:25
Denmark Kon10R
+1 The "logic" is astounding! ;O)
2019-04-27 19:41
Obviously not over but I’m hope they are falling off. Other teams aren’t trying to improve so only way for them to lose is if they get worse
2019-04-27 21:30
cuz they literally only play BLAST events and the Major. Granted they like 1 event a month but electing to skip Sydney and (I believe) Katowice is a horrible move from them. BLAST is all shit teams usually except the occasional Liquid and NaVi so it essentially puts them in a spot where they HAVE to watch demos of teams constantly instead of having matches against them to learn even better. Every team gets to watch them play too since they're #1 and they aren't gonna focus on prepping for every team as is, but only going to BLAST has made them more lax as a team.
2019-04-27 21:36
Denmark Kon10R
"BLAST is all shit teams" ... Yeah, in Madrid there is only NaVi, Ence, and NiP ... Top#3, #5, #9 in the world. Absolutely hopeless amateurs! ;O)
2019-04-27 22:11
I said aside from occasional NaVi and Liquid. ENCE aren't a big threat to Astralis since they literally have the same style of team, except Astralis do it better in every way. NiP is shitty. They have their moments and can take a map off of big teams on occasions but I wouldn't peg them for anything past a quarter final unless it's something like a DreamHack Open, with teams like Spirit or Windigo and even then it's debatable. Anything outside of the top 5 for the most part can be pretty inaccurate as my top 10 would be Astralis Liquid NaVi FaZe ENCE Renegades Mouz G2 Avangar Windigo/Valiance All of these teams look both stronger than NiP and are going on an upward scale, while NiP seems like they've gotten stale (but with Dennis back they could do much better) with the lack of proper star preformances and strats (plus cobble not being around hurts them) so it's very debatable on if they're a true top 10 team or not I'd still have them in the top 20, maybe even top 15. Just they aren't a true top 10 ;O)
2019-04-27 22:20
Denmark Kon10R
Fair enough. I mean ... They are top#9 on hltv's ranking list for a reason, but yes: They skipped Friberg, who's playing for Heroic now, and I guess he enjoyed sending his old teammates out of ESL Pro League 9! They need "something" of course ... but the other day BiG (top#19) put up a GREAT fight against Astralis, so I think the competition at the top 20 is FIERCE! G2(#13) finishing 1st and NaVi(#3) finishing 2nd in Group C just goes to show that we will see some GREAT CSGO the coming months! And then there were Faze playing out of their minds in Miami against Liquid ... Ence surprising everyone with some extreeeemely aggressive play at the Major ... Fasten seatbelts! (Btw: Atralis won IEM Katowice 2019.)
2019-04-27 22:43
the competition is beyond fierce in the top 20. Any team really has some sorta say in being a top 10 team but it's clear on who's above who to a degree. Give it a few months and G2, Windigo, Vitality, BIG, Valiance, Spirit, AVANGAR, TyLoo, and Epsilon will all be teams in the argument for top 10. They're all rising heavily and look great right now
2019-04-28 04:00
Europe vacban
LUL Nip > G2 > Avangar > Mouz > Valiance > Windigo Yes nip struggle against the likes of faze, ence and above but can still beat G2, Avangar etc quite easily. Mouz has to prove itself way more to be in top10, maybe after Sydney if they play well.
2019-04-28 12:11
Can still beat G2? NiP got relegated in EPL agaonst teams like Heroic, while G2 went 3-0 in arguably the most competitive group. Windigo are definitely above NiP as they kept every map close in EPL except Inferno against G2 and looked strong against every team. Valiance is debatable but they're still a strong team and most likely could beat out NiP and take maps off of top teams. Mouz went 3-0 in a fairly competitive group and have looked strong since this roster has formed Avangar have fallen off a bit but theyre still a very competitive team and with SANJi they look even better than before. I can see putting them below NiP but imo theyve been in much better form recently
2019-04-28 13:35
it cant be over if it doesnt exist
2019-04-27 22:38
United Kingdom Max1elll
2019-04-27 22:49
lul silly me))) I thought that topic was about mibr because of the title being "...era over"
2019-04-27 22:54
Denmark Kon10R
One year as top#1, three Majors including a Grand Slam, practically every possible trophy in the closet, prize money won you and I even can't imagine, ridiculous winstreaks and number of records over the past year ... Experts and commentators repeating over and over: "The best team of all time" ... You may ask any player at the top 100 list if they have ever studied Astralis' teamwork, coordination, use of utility, overall strategy and what have you ... not to mention construction of the organization behind them. If you outright DENY the impact they have created on the CSGO world you may be either living under a rock, using "ultimate denial of truth" as a very small child or ... Your English is insufficient to describe, that you are a bit unhappy that your "heroes" aren't the best, winning the finals, the prizes and the trophys, the ones everybody's talking about. Astralis not only IS that team. They have CHANGED the entire game and how it is played. They have set the bar WAY higher than anybody in the history of CSGO.
2019-04-27 23:07
2019-04-27 23:09
Denmark Kon10R
HA! ;O) Got it! Given a little time I think the new (old) Mibr lineup looks promising! Time will show.
2019-04-27 23:10
:) it was intentional mate #AstralisTop1 #AstraGODs #TheBestEra yes, lets see what they can do
2019-04-27 23:13
Denmark Kon10R
Awrite. I'm easily baited ... AND: Fairly skilled in English, proficient in finding DATA ... Anyone baiting me may give up in the end ... But YOUR sense of humor deserves THREE likes! ;O)
2019-04-27 23:18
ty ! i just want to ask, is #149 copy pasta? If it is not, that's a nice work you did there.
2019-04-27 23:25
Denmark Kon10R
He ... Thanx, man! I write on the keyboard without looking ... don't know what it's called in English. We call it "blind typing" in Danish. I "discovered" CSGO a year ago and found out about a pretty strong Danish team! I mean ... when we look at other sports ... Yes, the handball boyz, Caroline in tennis and some pretty fast boyz'n'gals in and on the water, but otherwise we always get beaten up by other/larger nations. Since Astralis became so dominant I began to study CSGO in depth, and now I follow "and swallow" A LOT of data, knowledge, statistics, Youtube videos, commentators as well as all sorts of events. In short: It doesn't take long for me to babble like 6 teenager girls going to a party! ;O) (Thanx again! I try to "shoot down" stupidity. I fully respect other teams as well as fans of other teams, but "screaming your heart out" that the Astralis era is over because they lose a map ... oh dear!)
2019-04-27 23:34
It would be a shame if i did not answer this long answer even though you write it in a short time. I appreciate your work on CSGO and your love of Astralis. Have a good night.
2019-04-27 23:39
Denmark Kon10R
May life bring you joy and happiness!
2019-04-27 23:47
Turkey Slapdash
You are the hero hltv needs
2019-04-28 12:40
Europe vacban
#TheWorstEra Both in terms of entertainment value and in terms of performance (All era is 2+ years so too short for now and they're already slacking off now xaxaxa)
2019-04-28 12:13
Denmark Kon10R
I see you have done your homework regarding Astralis winning EVERY single map and EVERY single game during the year they have been #1 ... It's a huuuuuuuge sensation and never before seen that they have lost a few Bo1's and a map to BiG! ;O) And your scientific breakdown of the "required" period of time of an era is ... okay, I'll stop myself here!
2019-04-28 14:45
Why is it not entertaining?
2019-04-28 16:56
Netherlands gelm1r
nt baitera you almost bait as much as baitzera must be the brazilian blood kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-04-27 23:11
their era isn't over yet btw , they just lost some matches doesn't mean that
2019-04-27 23:30
France J0riS
Also I think skipping so many events was a factor
2019-04-27 23:33
United Kingdom jellywank
its not people on this website just have mashed potatoes for brains
2019-04-27 23:34
no radar smoke buggs and nvidia buggs
2019-04-28 00:05
Europe vacban
+1 Tourneys switched to AMD and astralis start to lose??
2019-04-28 12:14
Denmark Kon10R
So now they are an absolutely hopeless team you pretty much can count out of top#20 ...
2019-04-28 14:47
Sweden ThorinEk
It is all downhill from here.
2019-04-28 00:14
It is not over.
2019-04-28 01:32
Hahahahaha it's far from over. We could say that they have shown breaks in their armor, but they definitely have not faltered yet.
2019-04-28 01:56
no,it is just start to look shaky
2019-04-28 03:51
they are gonna start losing confidence after the loss to big on inferno, and then it all starts going downhill
2019-04-28 07:26
Denmark Kon10R
Yeah, they only came 1st in the group with a meager 3-0 score ...
2019-04-28 14:49
New Zealand rOtten_97
It's not even close to being over, they just lost 3 bo1s. Any team can lose against any team at any time in a bo1
2019-04-28 07:39
Denmark Kon10R
+1 FINALLY somebody capable of OBSERVING and THINKING! ;O)
2019-04-28 14:50
The astralis we see today is not the same few months ago. Astralis even struggled with big having close rounds and losing one map on ESL Europe Qualifier. Losing on BO1 matches is not an excuse. If astralis is really good, they should've won that tournament and beat the 3 teams. Just accept it astralis fans, the astralis era is over. Time for a new team to rise up
2019-04-28 08:09
Denmark Kon10R
Sure ... They didn't lose a single map last year ...
2019-04-28 14:51
Yes they were undefeated. but it was last year. we're talking about astralis today.
2019-04-28 18:31
Still the clear #1 still undefeated on Nuke...
2019-04-30 11:11
actually they lost several maps last year, they didn't even win IEM Sedney 2018; they lost to Liquid, NaVi and Faze; Still they were and are No 1
2019-04-30 12:01
Ofcourse they are, winning 1 tournament doesn't mean you get the #1 spot in the rankings. there's a thing called "Pointing System".
2019-04-30 16:32
Turkey Slapdash
I wanna see the downfall of Astralis
2019-04-28 12:21
Nothing lasts forever, time to MIBR to own the scene. BR BR BR BR BR BR kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk huehuehuehue
2019-04-28 13:38
it definitely isn't over but it won't last too much time I think
2019-04-28 13:39
It has been over since Miami
2019-04-28 14:54
United States saRoo
you could use the warriors as an example, look at their starting 5! technically they should win every game, every playoff. Its called knowing when to turning it on.
2019-04-28 18:46
India pongaman1
The best loses 1 map and monkeys go kkkkk
2019-04-28 21:16
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Romania robyn11
2019-04-30 09:19
never started?
2019-04-30 09:39
astralis era will end this year when is uncertain but it will happen dont worry but they wont fall below top 5 for the next 2 years i guess =(
2019-04-30 11:19
Brazil shiftY_P
Until they get beaten in a Major or multiple Premier events, their era of dominance remains intact in my books. A few defeats here and there are absolutely normal these days, especially in BO1's.
2019-04-30 16:43
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