not done just going into match fixing mode like old VP back in the days. a dead horse no one will investigate.
"Astralis is a very beatable team and it's about time other teams follow Spirit's example and stop being so scares of their legacy"
Come on ax1le and interz, do it for my fantasy
I think they got till the end of this year before things really start to collapse for them
I hope not. Astralis leaving the top reminds me of the episode of Everybody Hates Chris, where Caruso is defeated and the school becomes a mess.
CS:GO suffers the same Problem CS suffered in the last Years. While CS:GO has more Tactical Options thanks to actual working Smokes and ofc Molotovs. In the End it comes down to: Can you kill the Enemy before he kills you ?
Older People will remember when CS started to shift from slower Rounds with lots of Wallbanging and shit to Players going for the Instant Headshots. Thats why Russians are better right now.. lets be honest they are garbage at playing Tactical
At this point its either device/dupreeh 30 bombs or lose. Its probably the worst astralis in terms of tactical play since their era has started. Well, as op said - every dynastic team falls of eventually
Just try to remember how many times you guys said this.
"Astralis is a very beatable team"
like any other you mean?
yeah they should disband "Ibait"
It'd be nice to see the 5 man roster in an org that wasn't abusive.
No astralis = liquid top1
someone who everybody hates here in hltv said: if astralis doesnt get knocked out of the top 3-5 by other teams this year, they're not even trying. i agree. its getting ridiculous how long they've been good with this lineup, and if the rumors are true, theyre starting to hate each other so maybe THATS whats actually gonna end them lol
but what does a dumbass like me know huh? just speculating out here
"Every dynastic team falls off eventually and it's about time Astralis falls off too"
Well, simple math. Yea. The question is whether the time is NOW or they can stretch it maybe 1 year.
"The 6-man sham has been a waste of everyone's time"
Not really. Not even themselves expected it to work. It's done just in case, if somebody in the team takes leave like last year. It's kinda necessary.
"is astralis done?"
for sure they are nowhere near the level (relative to other teams) that they had until 2019 and maybe the end of last year. it's hard to tell if they are really DONE, but things don't work forever, and the time might be closer than ever. this is not to say they won't win a major again, it's still feasible, but the rest of the field has caught up and this is good for the sport. strats are important but you also (mainly) need to hit the bullets, and right now, the CIS teams are the ones hitting everything, hard to counter play this if you don't hit your own shots - only device, dupreeh and oddly gla1ve are hitting them.
my opinion is, yes they are basically done. after winning four majors, it must be hard to pep themselves up before every game, and especially when you're experiencing first hand how it's getting harder and harder to win. we might see them winning maybe one more tournament but for this roster I think we've already seen the best.
See the scary thing is they could be saving strats for major and also they can just start playing insane again at anytime especially with dev1ces form rn
As long as magisk dupreeh and glaive don't mind carrying device's career Astralis should continue being relevant until CS is totally dead in a couple of years
doubt, it's just online era and you could say it about all top dogs - no consistency, motivation issues etc. yes, Astralis dropped off but all the top teams did. they might end up having roster changes though, motivational issues are no joke
Their era/dynasty is over and has been for a year. They "just" a top 5 team now.
not even close. Yes, losing sucks but i dont think the team will explode even if they go out in groups in this online era. So they will be together till at least summer 2022
Yes and I think ENCE is the team to do it