My theory is that astralis after 2019 in 2020 started to get into slump and had not been really keen on practicing so they just slowed their process of doing it. When Online Era came they were not sure anymore how to do this especially that everyone is so far away and spends their time with family, so they continued practicing online. Then gla1ve and xyp gets free for 3months, they come with fresh ideas so they decide to bootcamp and uttilize es3tag making an EPL run. When it came to Blast gla1ve finally was again IGL not Magisk they required additional time, and spend it poorly or required something from org that was not provided in time like additional tools for the practice. Then they shit on others and win last tourney of 2020 IEM Global Challange. Starting 2021 Astralis took break tried new things but unfortunately the story comes that they fail at everything and its not their fault. Now Organisation is basically getting nervous and so do players. That pushes both to make a move, yet they still stand 5players in same lineup. At the end no player is comfortable in astralis, device makes a move and decides to take other step to NIP quietly asking Astralis org to contact after few analysed matches. Astralis happily agrees as they do require money. They make contact few days later device joins NIP unhappy with the recent results in Astralis.