Liquid just had a 4 month period of domination. Which technically would be an era since an era is a period of time... but man if they had atleast got to the grand final of a major THEN it would've been an era, but with them flopping at the major and until now since after the major i wouldn't call it an era. even though they DID get the grand slam in a record amount of time. I dunno to each their own, i wont call it an era but meh.
2 eras because that period this year where liquid were super dominant you can't exactly call it part of an astralis era. but 2 seperate eras to be honest sounds even more sick than just one long era but still here is hoping for a 2nd era
In that era i did not find Astralis to watch sure there were not too many iconic finals with them in from 2018 (mostly because they just took a shit on liquid in those finals numerous times but there were alot of sick games (Astralis vs MiBR ecs season 6 finals and Astralis vs Fnatic also the Astralis vs Faze at the unlimited eggs london major was sick aswell) and the counterstrike they play is fucken beautiful however i don't want them to just dumpster everyone i kinda want it to be competitive however my biggest issue with 2018 wasn't astralis shitting on everyone it was every other team feeling like they failed to step up their game when it mattered or they got gatekept by liquid (Navi and Faze were the 2 teams that got gatekept by them the most from memory since navi always got rekt by liquid) when teams faced them in the semis then astralis liquid was a foregone conclusion.
At least I think that if astralis go back to domination, other teams will realize, which I don’t know how they haven’t already, that strats are more important than aim, and hopefully we will see more games filled with new strategies
but they would have to carry those wins into next year and be winning/making finals till march for it to be a real era. if they just win these events itll be like liquid, a period of great form but not enough time to be a REAL era
astralis era is now. sk had an era. and astralis is GOAT.
in the middle of the era astralis lost some matches. SK lost some matches. but both teams share the same feeling from other teams and fans, the team to be studied and feared. An era is a time where a team is seen as better than others consistently.