The OG era has been going on since 2019
" top 15 teams are all the same, any of them can win any tournament realistically." that's the good part??? scene more competitive than ever, although i belive this will change once lan comes back
agreed. i want sk era back.
some people pay for thrills but i get mine for free
I can't imagine faze or g2 winning a tournament
"Am I the only one who misses times when there were actual ERAS"
How can you miss that? imagine knowing who wins next tournament, because one team is ahead of others by miles.
Yeah, just go watch a match when you know who gonna win even before it starts. Eras were boring, always some 2:0 grandfinal with 16:8 and 16:5
random teams won left & right -> that's the fun part for me
pretty sure you're the kind of people asking to remove bo5 because its too long... this scene is competitive (online or not), and its a good thing, because teams need to improve and find new things to win. An era is something, but i remember comments when it was Astralis' era "why bet against astralis...?" "why watching the whole game we already know..." to me, it was boring.
for once, no NaVi, no Astralis, no Vitality, no BIG... those orgs have to put more efforts to step up cause now people know their playstyle. and this is a great thing for csgo.
you dont understand competition? go back to mario kart
absolute nonsense, its very competitive and thats a good thing for viewership.
People cried and hated fnatic for beating all their favourite teams = now they want it back
I guarantee the same will happen with Astralis with people crying about how they miss Liquid vs Astralis or NaVi vs Astralis
I miss those times because currently there is absolutely no consistency in the scene.
I'm fine with random teams winning, but I hate when they win because the top teams straight up choke and underperform.
Take NaVi, Astralis & Vitality for example. They basically dominated until after the Blast and now you can argue none of them are inside the top5. And you can clearly see that it's not because other teams reacher their level (well maybe you can argue about Gambit), but because they suddenly had such a huge dropoff in their game. And IMO that's not fun to watch.
By "random teams" you mean outside of the invitation circle jerking club?
only soyboys don't cheer 4 the underdogs
there are like 10 teams that could all beat each other on any day.
gambit have turned themselves into statistically the best team of the year so far.
herioc have come up strong
astralis not as strong as they used to be. navi being inconsistent. virtus pro coming up strong with the best save strats out there. i feel its great to see new teams doing great. teams like Big who were no.1 for like a day seem like they have fallen off a cliff. the hardest thing is to be no.1 consistently for a long time.
I don't seem to understand why everyone's era is good except Astralis, they were the most dominant ever?
But sometimes, yeah...
online has always been random but this is something else. New winners at nearly every event, there has been like 8 different teams ranked 1st in 12 months
FURIA (Good team, has a chance to keep top10 after LAN
Heroic (Onliners, will be TOP15, cadian plays since 2013 and never got a LAN trophy)
Gambit (Katowice 2021, sh1ro biggest onliner????)
ONLINER cs is just boring dude. Every team can upset every team, there are very few good storylines, every team's form is just constantly in flux, there hasn't been a team consistently looking like a top3 team for more than even 2 months, it's barely worth watching. Heroic was a top 1 team last year and then completely disappeared for the rest of the year. Astralis was a top 1 team late last year and then now they can't even make quarterfinals in EPL, and are losing to EG, getting 16-1'ed, 16-2'ed by fucking Team Spirit and Furia? Gambit can be in finals of events but lose to Copenhagen fucking flames as well? and NAVI, and the list goes on.
TL;DR ONLINER CS is boring af, I just can't wait for major in stockholm.
Casters like SPUNJ are like uhh buhh but you're paid to play the game but in reality is it's impossible to be consistent online, both as a team and as a player, which is shown in the past year's results.
+1 totally agree. The eras were much better than today.
Wait for lan bro
Love these threads, you want to gatekeep same teams/orgs winning tournaments, but when upcoming and hardworking teams win instantly hate.
How do you expect scene evolve and be more interesting? If it's more competitive and teams realize they need to perform much better to win, therefore dropping dead weights in their team.
"any top 15 team can win realistically"