no they are not, skillwise sk core was much better, everyone in sk core was already top 3, fallen was top 2, cold top 1 two times, fer was already top 3 in 2017, jw rating 2.0 is pretty poor this last 2 years too, i think they arent even close
Their results don't lie. Anyone who says otherwise are just delusional fanboys. Even SK era wasn't as dominant as Astralis. They've been the fanatic killers when fnatuc were king. Old TSM was a legit team, even when they were on Dignitas they were good.
JW, Krimz, flusha is the best core of all CS history.
They won majors when pro competition was at its best. So their titles are more valuable. Right now there is nobody to stand in front of Astralis, ezest 3 majors in a row.