Even Astralis members themselves have said it is much more competitive now. There was only Astralis, Liquid and NaVi with Zeus and Edward in 2018. Now there is new NaVi, Vitality, Complexity, G2 with NiKo, nexa and hunter, Heroic, FURIA, EG etc. etc. Pretty much all in the top 5 competition with Astralis. Ofc some of them will fall come LANs but NaVi, Complexity, Vitality and G2 certainly won't.