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congratz Astralis !
Germany kick_friberg_ffs 
Another free major is coming for you since no team manages to do the right roster changes or any at all! As it was obvious for everyone with a brain that Astralis was winning IEM Katowice 2019 it is again obvious that they will win StarLadder Berlin major. Special thanks to Na'Vi, FaZe, mibr and Liquid for just watching Astralis winning everything meaningful without trying to stop them! You guys really deserve your 5 digit salary for being such ambitious and hungry teams! You can come back to this thread after the major final to tell me how smart I was to state the obvious.
2019-05-16 14:41
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Lithuania dozzah
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North America Beecs
dude ur really smart, u pick the favorite to win?? damn great prediction very unique
2019-05-16 14:43
thanks bro but I said you can come back after the final to say that, not now
2019-05-16 14:44
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North America Beecs
oh ok, ill be back when astralis 2-0 everyone in the playoffs to give u that +1
2019-05-16 14:45
2019-05-16 15:19
Liquid did something. Have u been watching 2019 so far????? Astralis 4 wins Liquid 4 wins In head to head battles. Hello??????? Navi is the only team that has done nothing.
2019-05-16 16:13
Let's go NaVi :C
2019-05-16 16:51
Cis got some impressive young players rn but yet Navi holds into Zeus Edward and flammie. I don’t get it.
2019-05-16 18:38
i dont think those young players are good enough to compete on a t1 level tbh imo they look impressive only cause they play in a tier 3-4
2019-05-16 18:40
With simple and electronic on the same team it will be a HUGE confidence boost for them young guns. Unless simple goes toxic mode on them.
2019-05-16 18:42
"Unless simple goes toxic mode on them." that may be an issue lol imo s1mple is scared that zeus will kick his ass, so he's staying calm
2019-05-16 18:43
No way in the world Navi org would keep Zeus over simple. Zeus was kicked before. They kicked guardian because simple wanted awp role.
2019-05-16 18:46
They never kicked GuardiaN he left them for FaZe because he didn't like playing with s1mple and NaVi was doing rlly bad
2019-05-16 22:11
i meant that s1mple is scared that zeus will beat him :)
2019-05-17 16:52
I’d love to see Zeus bitch slap simple on stage.
2019-05-17 17:03
+1, mate
2019-05-17 17:03
Pakistan XtraticX
Liquid 3 wins and 1 gifted from fnatic
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s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k
nt prokda
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s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k
NaVi will win the next major s1mple MVP
2019-05-16 14:43
i want to see Liquid and Navi n the finals just to see whose rep is worse Liquid's chocking or NaVi's inability to win a major final being in 3 and blowing them XD
2019-05-16 14:51
NaVi will easily win the major and liquid won't even make it to the finals they will probably choke in the quarter/semis to a fluke/meme team.
2019-05-16 16:05
Na they usually choke in finals and crush in all other stages just in Katowice just turned out ENCE was going to start they're journey as an elite team
2019-05-16 16:10
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France mbl4
2019-05-16 16:15
Liquid would probably win,they have a really good match up against Na'Vi
2019-05-16 16:38
Yea but they could always choke but if that was a major final the story lines would be amazing
2019-05-16 16:39
lol Astralis will shit on all of them like they always do.
2019-05-16 18:42
They have been saying that for years now😂
2019-05-16 20:35
see you after the next major NaVi will win it easily and s1mple will be MVP :)
2019-05-16 23:11
Oh sure If you say so Simple's dick-rider
2019-05-16 23:21
nt washed up scene
2019-05-16 23:25
Ooooh...nice banter Never heard that before..smh
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Pakistan XtraticX
Others: old dream NaVi fans: still watching
2019-05-16 23:15
nt no scene
2019-05-16 23:17
Pakistan XtraticX
Yup! NaVi no scene, no chance.
2019-05-16 23:21
cry is free NaVi will win the next major and s1mple will be MVP and there is nothing you can do about it.
2019-05-16 23:26
Pakistan XtraticX
Haha dreaming. You have rights bro.
2019-05-16 23:40
Sweden zae
ENCE to win major
2019-05-16 14:44
nah, they cant keep up with navi
2019-05-16 15:02
yeah right.....
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2019-05-16 16:16
nice way to bait meme team fans
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Pakistan XtraticX
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Israel fvlion123
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Russia Astrali5
3 months left
2019-05-16 14:45
Ence hello?
2019-05-16 14:45
guys please be serious, ENCE is not a top team and will get brutally rekt by Astralis when they care like in the last major final
2019-05-16 14:49
Turkey AidenX
Ence fcked Astralis already why not cant be again ?
2019-05-16 14:51
Blast doesnt count
2019-05-16 14:59
astralis destroyed ence in the major final what do you mean. blast is bullshit
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2019-05-16 15:21
+1 Blast doesn't count even tier 3 team MIBR won 16-2 against Astralis.
2019-05-16 16:04
Ence didnt have the experience back then. Now they do, astralis didnt stand a chance even on their best map. Ez4ence
2019-05-16 16:15
Without sounding too biased... Astralis literally only focus on Majors. They stopped giving a fuck about everything else (sadly), and will probably lose everything else on purpose simply for having the best options for antistrating in the Major.
2019-05-16 16:45
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh
Why would they lose everything on purpose? Especially when they can get ez wins at blast?
2019-05-16 16:59
I don't think that they throw games on purpose. But I really don't believe they gave extra attention to BLAST preparations. I'm actually pretty confident that they are already preparing for the Major. Let's say they come up with new strategies now, why would they use any of them at BLAST? Just hope the old stuff is good enough. Like Vertigo, it would be completely braindead to not practice the hell out of it, when you have exactly the same experience on the map as anyone else. It's an easy way to get an advantage. Not like Cache, that was a lot of other teams favorite map, but Astralis hated it. I wouldn't be surprised if they pull out insane Vertigo stuff at some point. Having 3 maps (nuke/inf/vertigo) that people know you're insane on, is a HUGE advantage.
2019-05-16 17:31
they expected that ence wouldnt ban vertigo, but they actually did, device siad that.. so I think they just didnt play nuke enough and lost vs. ence..
2019-05-16 20:19
That's exactly what I'm saying. They don't give a fuck, they don't prepare shit. Do you think they wouldn't prepare Nuke up to a Major? rofl
2019-05-16 20:47
Did you just say they didn't play Nuke enough? Apparently someone is a troll. Do not take his comments seriously everyone. WALK AWAY!
2019-05-16 20:56
He's right. They rarely play Nuke.
2019-05-16 21:06
i doubt that.. no way 31-0 streak on nuke meant nothing to them...
2019-05-16 17:14
it means something, but if you would pick a major, igs, best cs:go team of all time or that 31-0 win streak.. you know, its not important like winning tournemants
2019-05-16 20:20
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh
2019-05-16 16:58
Pakistan XtraticX
You mean to say, astralis played in blast for defeats Mibr 16-2 Ence 2-0 Justin Bieber: what do you mean?
2019-05-16 23:19
You are a hater if you think ENCE is not a top team,they have done mors than enough to deserve that
2019-05-16 16:40
major final. 2blast, 1x win and 1x 3rd staseries 5-8th I still cant put them on the same level with astralis and liquid, idk, probably personal reasons..
2019-05-16 20:22
They just 2-0-d Astralis and ended their Nuke streak in a big final...
2019-05-16 20:31
it's blast. See if ence shows up again then we can debate about ence > astralis
2019-05-16 20:49
It's still a BO3 on LAN final tho, I agree blast is not t1 but it does mean something still, ENCE were dominating
2019-05-16 22:15
astralis didnt play nuke in 2019 at all :D idk their form is shit rn. winning blast is nothing, at least for me
2019-05-16 22:13
Astralis will skip major for blast
2019-05-16 14:54
OMEGALUL xd HAHA omg rekt
2019-05-16 15:05
I do not know why but I laughed hard at this
2019-05-16 15:11
than your humor is shit, sorry
2019-05-16 20:23
or your understanding of the English language lol. Do not take everything so seriously
2019-05-16 20:42
Poland SneKuu
2019-05-16 16:33
Astralis will have to a complete 180 from their last 2 shitty pathetic tournament outings to even get legend status. Even Ence beat them with decent counterstrike but nothing to write home about
2019-05-16 14:54
Just imagine this for a second... You have 5 players in perfect harmony, 4 of them friends for +5 years, most professional org behind them, overcame the most ridiculous streak of chokes, literally been a top team for all of CS:GO, now also the best without anyone even remotely close nomatter how you compare. And you think a team like that would put even 10% of the work into competing for a shitty BLAST tournament, as they would put into preparing for a Major? The Major is literally the only thing that matters for them. They all know they have the chance of becoming the most legendary squad. There's not a single person suggesting roster changes even after the recent losses, there's nothing that can be improved. All they have to do, is perform well all 5, and they win the Major.
2019-05-16 16:50
Salt, played shit at a tournament run by their owners. Yikes
2019-05-16 17:07
I'm just guessing here, but being a Dane, I think I have a pretty good idea of how the Astralis players feel about RFRSH owning BLAST and the team. I am pretty sure that they would much rather have RFRSH focus 100% on the TEAM, and not running a tournament on the side. If they need more work in RFRSH, then find some talents in other games. Promote a few streamers. Whatever.
2019-05-16 17:34
Let's all be serious for a minute, Astralis are propably going to skip Berlin Major for Blast
2019-05-16 22:17
Eh I don't think so. The thing with a dominant team is, they have a mental edgeon the rest of the field, but now that Astralis slipped a couple of times, teams will be more confident playing against them. I can see either Liquid or Ence winning the major, maybe Na'Vi as well if they kick their bots.
2019-05-16 15:01
Denmark MeToxi
Astralis still have 3 tournaments before the major to regain that dominance.
2019-05-16 15:07
Let's be honest...they never lost it. Blast is Blast.
2019-05-16 15:12
Explain roster moves that these teams could realistically have done?
2019-05-16 15:09
Auti to Liquid would have been the only move to make imo. He is the other top NA player and unfortunately stuck in C9. Faze just picked up Neo to IGL which hopefully helps Niko, but I do not think he was the right pick. MIBR had a number of choices (Yuurih and Kscerato to name 2).
2019-05-16 15:27
Cloud9 would never let Auti go after Stewie and Tarik already left. They are already lacking in star talents and Auti is probably their top 1/2 player with Cajun; If the org isn't fucked already they would be if he left. For FaZe, the NEO move was actually quite a good one if you look beneath the surface. The players clearly have quite a lot of respect for the guy so I can see them placing trust in his leadership. He's shit individually but NiKo is a god and rain has had a massive resurgence in form and Olof is slowly improving from his slump at the start of the year. He could bring the old VP style where you run a set tactic but finish it with a play off an individual player. The fact that GuardiaN isn't playing so well right now isn't as much of an issue as VP didn't need a strong primary AWPer to get their strats to work. The MIBR moves were also out the question as buyouts were just too high, these teams weren't just gonna give up their best players for free so they wanted a lot of compensation for all the skill lost.
2019-05-17 13:17
Last mibr x astralis game: 16-2 MIBR
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rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh
blast doesn't count
2019-05-16 17:01
Spain elskio
bet ur car and house then
2019-05-16 15:30
you mispelled mouz
2019-05-16 16:08
Germany papierkorp
People often watch xyp9x and wonder how he is so good in these high pressure clutch situations. In high pressure situations, your muscles will tighten up and you will miss you spray. So what does xyp9x do to stop his muscles from tightening up? He wears a butt plug. This stops his ass muscles from tightening which stops the rest of the muscles in his body from tightening up too. If you want to be good at clutching, wear a butt plug
2019-05-16 16:29
India Hafnex
Nice bait. These guys are first to make mibr is back or faze back or simple goat threads once somebody stun Astralis. Dude, Astralis is done and their upcoming records will prove it and that's why they are not playing any tournament. They fear to loose.
2019-05-16 16:33
Ence Ence Ence
2019-05-16 16:36
Vam predstoit yeshche odin besplatnyy mayor, tak kak ni odnoy komande ne udastsya sdelat' pravil'nyye izmeneniya v sostave ili voobshche! Dlya vsekh, kto byl uveren, chto Astralis vyigryvayet IEM Katowice 2019, bylo ochevidno, chto oni vyigrayut mazhor StarLadder Berlin. Otdel'noye spasibo Na'Vi, FaZe, mibr i Liquid za to, chto oni smotreli, kak Astralis vyigryvayet vse znachimoye, ne pytayas' ostanovit' ikh! Vy, rebyata, deystvitel'no zasluzhivayete vashey 5-znachnoy zarplaty za to, chto vy takiye ambitsioznyye i golodnyye komandy! Vy mozhete vernut'sya k etoy teme posle osnovnogo finala, chtoby skazat' mne, naskol'ko ya byl umen, chtoby utverzhdat' ochevidnoye.
2019-05-16 16:38
weird flex but ok
2019-05-16 21:12
Ence vs Liquid major final incoming
2019-05-16 16:39
Europe g4nl0cK
+1 and ence wins
2019-05-16 16:52
Sergej MVP
2019-05-16 16:54
Can't beat a team that doesn't go to t1 events
2019-05-16 16:42
astralis arent gonna win the berlin major sorry everyone ence or liquid are gonna win
2019-05-16 17:04
Ence will win))) EZ4ENCE
2019-05-16 17:35
hell | 
Italy yugeyy
Zmart b01 (for legal reasons that's a joke)
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2019-05-16 20:23
forgetting about ENCE are we?
2019-05-16 21:14
0/8 0 iq
2019-05-16 22:27
Chill man, mouz will 32-0 them
2019-05-16 23:11
Liquid is at the best roster you can find in NA already. As well as NaVi, there is simply no talent that can match their skill level, you cant simply find someone replace zeus and Edward is actually not that bad, he got 1.05 rating in past 3 months while only playing big lan and so on.
2019-05-16 23:18
mouse will win everything silly men
2019-05-16 23:42
Ez for Astralis
2019-05-17 17:08
2019-05-17 17:18
Quality thread. Swedish/french scene with a real team could absolutely dethrone Astralis, same for FaZe with real lineup. Instead ALL teams keep their suboptimal lineups based on results against other suboptimal lineups, ignoring that they get wrecked against Astralis.
2019-05-17 17:20
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