3. no era
REST NO ERA
they were basically the only notable team for a 4 month stretch, and they underperformed at the major but we don’t know if that’s indicative of them falling off or if it was just a one time thing. after ESL NY, it’ll be easier to say. Right now I think yes because they literally won everything for like 4 months straight.
an era rn when there are only 2 majors a year, for me would be dominating, winning all or most of the tournaments that are in between them, and winning one of the majors, the only exception to the major thing would be if the team was literally dominating and the best team for 6+ months and won most the tournaments for a year, just not the major.
That depends on your definition of an era. I personally think they did or at least they were really close to having one.
"everybody on summer holidays era", yes
but they will have when they win next tournemants
Yes, a short one, but they had, dont take it away from them.
NIP late 2013/2014 era
fnatic late 2014/2015 era
SK 2016/2017 era
Astralis 2018/2019 era
no major no era xaxaaaxaxxaax :-)
for americans. They tried to glorify it so much because NA have always been the laughing stock of esports.
still do and i am unbiased
Microscopic era. Excluding last 2 majors, they are year and half top 2 constantly.
no major no era everybody knows that
no, and its not because they didnt win the major, its that liquids competition was a lot worse than astralis era. they faced astralis once in their 6 big LAN streak and only won 2-1. them losing to astralis 2-0 in major playoffs didnt help either. yeah they beat vitality and ence in multiple playoff matches but ence&vitality as t3 teams < navi&liquid during astralis era and envy, tsm and navi during fnatic era.
and no sk never had a era lol keep dreaming madzilians
Clearly TL did not have a major.
For many reason.. their game wasnt good enough for it. they didnt change the game, didnt lift the game. They didnt win the spot. they didnt become better, but the best team after 16 months where no one was near them took a break, and went away.
That was why TL became number 1. and from that and the best reason it was not an era. to have an era you have to become the best team so far. so NIP. had an era they changed the game improved was the best ever. Astralis had an era, they changed the game and lifted cs, becoming the best team ever... so TL not being better than Astralis was not playing better, not dominating not doing anythig near what Astralis did ofc mean its not an era.
people only talk about this because of Astralis and how they changed the game and dominated, so when they stepped away NA wanted the same an started saying it to a team that was no where near.. dont get me wrong TL is a great team, but cs have had many great teams. and many number 1 teams.. that is not an era. an era is something game changing something special. something more. something new. something better than ever. and TL was none of those things.
And the call for it only come with a fans mind. TL was no different than many other number 1 teams. many matches was not dominated.. we have seen domination from Astralis. and TL did not do that. And we have seen if Astralis want they can just get back because they just have a much higher reach than TL.
TL is just an other normal number 1 team.
There have been 2. maybe 3 eras... an era is something more than the normal. something that changes the scene.. TL only changed something for NA because they had a team that won some. and that is why they call for it. trying to make it more than it was..
But truth is. they didnt even win the spot. they didnt become better than the team they couldnt beat. only when they needed to have a break to tend to family and such did TL have a chance to become number 1. so many reason why TL did not have an era, and was not a special number 1 team. if we call them that, we should call 20 teams epic, and eras and what not....
Shame for cs this is going on, instead of just enjoying the epic stuff there is. why try to make something amazing normal. and what TL did was also nice. enjoy it for what it is. dont make it something it wasnt.. then you take away from there achievement... bassicly calling TL an era is saying you dont think they did good enough. because they didnt have an era. and if people need it so much. need so much to call it so. it means they are not happy with what the team actually did..
Again. a shame.
I say if NIP and SK had an "era", then Liquid should also have one.
SK won 2 majors in their era but not much of anything else.
NIP never won a major during their era, it is known for their insanely dominant 24 series streak.
Liquid won 22 series during their time, so I'd say it's definitely an era considering how competitive the scene has been this past year compared to NIP's time.
The only time Liquid fell short is literally one single best-of 3 series and two LAN best of ones this past major.
You can't say their era is over because of those two losses, if that was the case, Fnatic and Astralis 2018 were the only two teams to ever have eras.
They need 2 of the next big 3 events. Ny Malmo Beijing plus the blast points championship event win.
yes and no my parebrochongdude
era requires major win + winning numerous tornaments. at least dominating the scene for a whole year with maybe one upset. if liquid wins from now on and gets #1 next major, they have era.
No. Only NiP, fnatic and Astralis had eras
Dominating couple of months without major =//= era
Winning ibp masters is not an era
they didn;t lose a tourament for 6 months
Liquid's run was probably more dominant than any team at their era but their run was too short aswell as them going out in quarters at the major being a big setback. The chance of their run becoming an era is still alive, a player break into a quarter exit isn't going to change that.
No the only reason they were 1 is because all good teams were in bad form
The only eras were
I would say yes, any time in which one team is very dominant could be called an era imo.
So NiP and Fnatic both had two, SK had one (though just barely), Astralis had a long one, Liquid had a short one.
And now we'll see if Liquid will continue, if Astralis will get a second one or whatever else might happen.