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Astralis mertz? WHY?
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Vespurr 
Now Astralis era is truly over, Bubzkji showed early promise they just need synergy. They really think more roster change will magically fix the team? No more major for Astralis, everyone please rejoice
2021-06-08 00:22
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#1
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Estonia drac0zGOD
how will mertz not be an upgrade. do you want them to play with dupreeh awp until disband? they need a new awper, and mertz is a good fit
2021-06-08 00:24
7 replies
dupreeh god on awp
2021-06-09 23:20
3 replies
God rifle dupreeh > awpreeh
2021-06-09 23:35
dupreeh awping is the funniest spectacle you can see in pro matches
2021-06-10 01:28
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2021-06-11 00:44
i agree, to be fair i think he has been unlucky with shitty teams. on astralis he can for sure be a good awper
2021-06-10 01:22
1 reply
+1 people forget the circumstances in which he was benched on teams like North, it wasnt that he wasnt playing well they just didnt think he fit in the team. mertz was arguably one of Norths best players when he was there
2021-06-10 11:35
#153
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Denmark theHeniek
nt drac0z
2021-06-10 19:24
They need Kyaerbye
2021-06-08 00:24
12 replies
#3
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Estonia drac0zGOD
+1
2021-06-08 00:24
6 replies
yep, he is one more step into disbanding
2021-06-08 00:25
5 replies
#7
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Estonia drac0zGOD
at least the disband will free bubskji
2021-06-08 00:26
2 replies
doubt it, astralis would hold him on the bench promising theyll build a team around him
2021-06-09 23:37
1 reply
+1 and then just get a new 5 man roster and keep him on the bench
2021-06-11 13:05
Pls don’t say that
2021-06-08 00:47
1 reply
in this case: JW >> KJAERBOT, speaking facts
2021-06-08 01:20
#8
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Germany Furkk
He will go North
2021-06-08 00:26
3 replies
#10
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Estonia drac0zGOD
early retirement
2021-06-08 00:27
2 replies
#13
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Germany Furkk
Ahahahahahahhahaaha
2021-06-08 00:28
#48
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Ukraine volod1m1r
Xdddd
2021-06-09 23:00
replacing a snake with a snake , sounds fair
2021-06-09 23:19
where you find the info Astralis Mertz?
2021-06-08 00:25
11 replies
Mertz to Astralis check HLTV
2021-06-08 00:25
3 replies
Link it
2021-06-08 02:36
2 replies
1 reply
Thanks
2021-06-10 09:40
on HLTV confirmed prof and SPUNJ said how it's not that reputable of a source, that's why HLTV isn't using this to make a report aswell. I wouldn't trust it.
2021-06-10 13:30
6 replies
yeah the source only reports on rumors of tier10 teams so them all of a sudden jumping to a tier1 report is not necessarily wrong or bad but the source isnt well known enough
2021-06-10 15:39
5 replies
Exactly, it would be an interesting move though.
2021-06-10 15:41
4 replies
Nordavind is low tier tho right?
2021-06-10 16:11
3 replies
Nordavind's a solid tier 2/3 team imo.
2021-06-10 20:07
2 replies
And the reporter that only reports about low tier teams might be correct cause nordavind is a low tier team - My train of thought.
2021-06-10 21:21
1 reply
the reporter reports on like tier 3 / 4 Danish scene and all of a sudden is reporting on tier 1 / 2 global news. Besides, we've got no other info on this situation thus far.
2021-06-11 12:50
What if: -Xyp9x +mertz (awp) dupreeh back to rifle
2021-06-08 00:27
19 replies
#12
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United States Rayduh
role, if they kick anyone it's bubzkji
2021-06-08 00:28
17 replies
They already changed roles because dupreeh is awp. Bubzkji - entry gla1ve - IGL, support, second entry dupreeh - star player, anchor, second awp Magisk - lurk mertz - awp I think they would have roles similar to Mouz.
2021-06-08 00:37
16 replies
It's a troll dude....must be. It would be nothing short of a catastrophe for their stocks. Signing mertz is kind of like waving the white flag, getting ready to leave top 30.
2021-06-08 00:49
10 replies
Before device left, I already thought Astralis would make a change this year. And I don't think Astralis wants anyone outside of Denmark.
2021-06-08 00:55
9 replies
But I bet you didn't expect the change to be device leaving. Anyway, when device started to play with dupreeh and xyp9x he wasn't dedicated AWP. I would rather want them to mold a great talent into becoming AWP player, rathen than pick up an established AWP with less talent. Maybe beg cadian to join instead of gla1ve, who becomes 6th man, and part coach to relieve some pressure from zonic. It wont be easy, but money makes the world go around.
2021-06-08 01:20
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#37
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United States Rayduh
the problem is gla1ve has 4 major wins and probably a big ego, if you want to force gla1ve to step down you better be prepare to pay big money or have a huge fallout
2021-06-08 02:35
1 reply
Glaive is most likely going to step down soon enough. You have to remember the Astralis players own a large amount of the Astralis stocks so they have an interest in keeping the brand going But glaive has publicily said that he has suffered from burnout and has been unhappy with the Astralis organization. I also don't really agree with you from what i have heard from other pro players. He definitely has an Ego i mean he is a 4 times major champion, and the best IGL to ever touch the game, but he is also a dad and working a stressful job when he doesn't need to doesn't really make sence. He just needs to make sure Astralis doesn't crash and burn so he still gains something from his stocks.
2021-06-11 00:57
There's quite literally no ppint in Gla1ve stepping down. He doesn't have bad numbers for an IGL. Very few IGLs nowadays have the ability to topfrag, and he is certainly one of them.
2021-06-08 04:15
2 replies
I think there is mate. He will inevitably focus on his newborn child, which takes attention away from CSGO. I can't imagine him wanting to spend his evenings watching demos etc, when he can spend time with his family instead.
2021-06-10 19:13
1 reply
He's not the only man in that position. Electronic is a father too and it didn't affect his game at all. Infact he just got better over the years
2021-06-10 19:49
Bubzkji played secondary awp on mad lions
2021-06-10 15:42
1 reply
I kind of dream about bubzkji becoming main AWP. But it will take a complete overhaul of tactics as his style clearly differs a ton from the style of device.
2021-06-10 19:14
Cadian is too dug in with Heroic for him to leave that project to join Astralis. Why would cadian leave heroic when he has some of the best talent in danish counter strike to join a team with multiple players close to retirement. Besides Astralis is a trash org compared to Heroic. From what i have heard and my own qualified guess i would say that Astralis was planning on using Zyphon but when they ended up in turmoil they decided to pick between a few talents the biggest being Lucky and Mertz. I think Mertz is the most likely choice, rumors are that Es3tag is also being debated but he is quite expensive.
2021-06-11 01:02
+1 That sound good. I prefer Farlig but I understand that in FPX have a big buyout.
2021-06-10 00:29
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FPX isn't dangerous because of individuals. It's clearly the tactical aspect which makes them dangerous. Tactics which may differ a lot from the tactics of astralis. Individually, farlig is nothing special. The only player they have which shines as an individual is madden.
2021-06-10 19:15
how anchor can be star player and what is magisk's role on ct side
2021-06-10 13:24
2 replies
CT side is more map and strategy position dependant. For example you can be support for awp or second awp, you can try entry on some map etc. Anchor can be star player. For example ropz is/was anchor on Dust2, Train and not sure if Nuke ramp is position counted as anchor.
2021-06-10 13:43
1 reply
ropz is one in top 30
2021-06-10 18:02
xy9px awp>>>>
2021-06-11 13:10
The era ended in 2019 tho
2021-06-08 00:28
5 replies
nah 2020
2021-06-10 09:34
they just took a break in the middle of the year
2021-06-10 09:34
3 replies
They had all those temporary roster changes and weren’t dominant at all
2021-06-10 10:30
2 replies
in the back end of the year they won most of the tournaments like 2019
2021-06-13 16:13
1 reply
Yes… but it ended when the 2019 season ended
2021-06-13 16:15
0/8
2021-06-08 00:30
#15
ropz | 
Spain Nepomu
Farlig is the best option if they want to stay full danish
2021-06-08 00:31
5 replies
I don't think farlig is that good. FNX is good mostly because of tactical awareness (except for madden, that crazy fucker.)
2021-06-08 00:46
1 reply
farlig is a lot more like device than mertz
2021-06-09 23:26
#43
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Mongolia Kkura
The dude barely keeps over 1.0 rating as an awper.
2021-06-08 04:37
#125
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Germany suriel666
+1 Farlig much more established and best danish AWPer after dev1ce and cadiaN
2021-06-10 13:20
1 reply
#185
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Indonesia FinZzz
Acor is the 2nd best awper after Device. But I agree that Farlig is around top 4. He is actually pretty solid and underrated
2021-06-13 16:17
I call troll, as this is a true downgrade, no matter who he replaces Just get kennys, he would love it, and already spent a ton of time studying device. Language is no barrier. They should all be speaking english well enough (though gla1ve sound kind of broken, but he speaks it...his accent is just thrash.)
2021-06-08 00:44
2 replies
+1 not gonna happen but it would be so awesome to see
2021-06-08 01:30
1 reply
It would be good for everyone. It would instantly create intern hype within the team, and light a new fire. But he would have to drag his sorry ass (and GF?) to denmark. or it becomes pointless.
2021-06-08 01:34
#21
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Denmark Henry1887
now they only need esetag back
2021-06-08 00:49
14 replies
es3tag is making lots of money from nothing. Money astralis in no way would think about paying him. His income would get cut in half if he returned.
2021-06-08 01:22
11 replies
I believe his contract is ending very soon though.
2021-06-08 01:33
10 replies
Found HenryG's tweet: - Player: Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen - Role: Entry / Aggressive Rifle - Contract length: 3 year deal (from 10/25/2020) - Value: $2,100,000 ---------------- It wont happen. es3tag hit the fucking jackpot. Syg kontanthjælp :p
2021-06-08 01:37
9 replies
he really did hit the jackpot, 700k USD a year to not play
2021-06-08 04:22
#84
L.K.S | 
Argentina Ilike
yeah he will just retire
2021-06-10 00:21
5 replies
He has the brains to study something advanced, so it would actually be a frigging smart move from his part to just sign off CS:GO, cashing in a ton of money, while he studies something he want to work as later on in life. A lot smarter than cutting his salary in half and rejoin astralis.
2021-06-10 00:25
4 replies
#88
L.K.S | 
Argentina Ilike
i gotta say i am a little bit jealous but cloud9 were retarded as well.
2021-06-10 00:26
3 replies
They paid their players waaaay too much, and the fact that es3tag was their best talent, and the signing of a problematic Woxic in their roster tells the entire story in itself. Yup, not that smart IMO, I never once thought it could be a success, even though I kind of hoped for it, but I never ever believed in the project. That they even tried to compare themselves to complexity was another stupid move on their behalf. blameF and k0nfig (monsterfraggers)......alex and es3tag (super teamplayers, but not monsterfraggers at all)....see where I am going?
2021-06-10 00:32
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#96
L.K.S | 
Argentina Ilike
Henryg actually wanted Niko and Hunter with Alex and Woxic and he had Niko already but Hunter didn't want to leave the G2 project and Niko wanted to play with Hunter, so he signed for G2. Then Henryg and had to go for the second option.
2021-06-10 00:55
1 reply
Or just skip the project entirely. The biggest failure was naming it "Colossus" which is like begging to be compared with Complexity. They made everyone expect way too much from this team, which contributed greatly to their short lifespan as I see it. Had they been more humble from the getgo, the story might have unfolded completely different.
2021-06-10 01:02
#85
L.K.S | 
Argentina Ilike
he played last faceit game on 19th may. Maybe es3tag to valorant who knows.
2021-06-10 00:23
1 reply
I can't imagine that at all. I can imagine him quitting pro gaming all together (read post above). Valorant is for CS.GO failures like Mixwell, Tenz and alike. People who were tried, and deemed too bad to play at the very top. Valorant could be a great game, if it wasn't because the usage of non-similar agents. This alone is why I will not touch the game at all. Were all agents 100% similar, I would probably already have moved to Valorant myself.
2021-06-10 00:28
#126
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Germany suriel666
i think if es3tag is to come back, both Bubz and Xyp would need to be benched but i think Farlig would be better than Mertz
2021-06-10 13:21
1 reply
#161
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Denmark Henry1887
he is, but maybe they cant get him
2021-06-11 00:46
#22
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Poland Astoner55
Astralis revamping their roster with Es3tag in place of Xyp9x could work, but I honestly feel like Magisk taking the IGL and Gla1ve leaving the team in favour of some AWPer is truly the way to go. We will see what time will tell though.
2021-06-08 00:53
18 replies
gla1ve should duo coach with zonic, until zonic finds another thing to do. Zonic talked about this not lasting forever years back. Dupreeh would have to take some of the spiritual leadership zonic has, as I don't see gla1ve being that type of guy who embraces everyone with love when they feel a bit down. Something which I think comes naturally to dupreeh.
2021-06-08 01:25
#45
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Denmark Henry1887
magisk doesn't work as igl, they have tried it. But i agree that gla1ve has been a weak-point for the last couple of weeks. Maybe add Kjærby instead
2021-06-08 10:22
6 replies
I almost wish it for kjaerbyes sake. To come full circle and get a happy ending to a shitty chapter of his life. Everyone deserves a second chance (except cheaters like s1mple, who should be banned forever...no cheater should ever be getting a second chance. ....cheating bans should be lifetime, no exceptions)
2021-06-09 22:57
2 replies
0/8
2021-06-10 16:14
1 reply
I like your strong argumentation. tsk tsk tsk.....attention whore.
2021-06-10 19:18
0/8
2021-06-10 16:15
2 replies
attention whore.
2021-06-10 19:19
1 reply
+kjaerby = triple role clash - u stupid?
2021-06-10 21:21
0/8 Magisk is crazy aimer rn, gla1ves not that bad, can also frag and dont destroy Magisk anymore with the IGL role, hes already tried it once and pretty much failed at it, or more likely he couldnt replicate what gla1ve has done. He has potential and experience, but thats not enough to surpass gla1ve
2021-06-09 23:05
8 replies
#79
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Poland Astoner55
Look at their results dude. Gla1ve just can't work anymore
2021-06-09 23:48
7 replies
Look at the end of 2020 - Astralis got back to the top when gla1ve came back. i wouldnt say gla1ve doesnt work anymore, they were losing with device because they lacked motivation and theyre still losing so many aim duels. Its not really strategy-wise mistake when they throw so many rounds away just because they lose for example 4v2, 3v1,... like against Heroic. there is nothing it has to do with the strat itself if u cant outfrag your enemy, gla1ve still has it in himself, but rn its too much to fill the void of device and show everyone that astralis can work even without him, i would say they actually try, practice and prepare rn, at least more than when device was still in the team this year Their results? 12-16 and 14-16 against Heroic in FP3, aim duels lost them both games 17-19 and 12-16 against mouz in FP3, didnt watch but really close
2021-06-09 23:58
4 replies
They need Cadian, more than ever. Noone would fit as well into the team as he would right now. Gla1ve is now a daddy...that WILL take a lot of his attention, no matter what. Cadian would fill alot of gaps. He will bring a very very high spirit to the team, a dedicated AWP player, and a proven IGL with same basic understanding as gla1ve (both spent a lot of time under the wings of HUNDEN.) Cadian is the true dream signing, but he wont come cheap, and he might not want to join at all, especially considering that his current team is practically put together by himself.
2021-06-10 00:37
3 replies
its true, very true, but will it happen? will cadian leave promissing team for wounded Astralis? its unreal I would say, as u say, cadian built heroic from nothing, not too sure about him signing with Astralis. But surely it would be the best thing to happen for Astralis
2021-06-10 08:59
"gla1ve is now a daddy"? I don't think he is quite yet - she is due in about 3 mo according to gla1ve's twitter - but it will ofc be true when the next major arrives, but cadiaN? No thanks
2021-06-10 19:19
1 reply
Oh, my bad....but doesn't change the situation much does it. It only buys them some time to find a solution to an upcoming problem, which it will be. I don't think it's a question where his main attention will be, between family and CSGO.
2021-06-10 19:21
#128
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Germany suriel666
yeah gla1ve isn't a top tier IGL anymore
2021-06-10 13:22
1 reply
He is no longer hungry after eating 4 majors it seems. He also just became a dad. It's not his skill which lacks, but his hunger. This is what happens when you eat too fast !!!
2021-06-10 19:11
#127
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Germany suriel666
+1
2021-06-10 13:22
Where u see that?
2021-06-08 01:22
astralis era ended after their last major
2021-06-08 01:26
2 replies
Maybe him writing that is the biggest hint that this is nothing but a troll post.
2021-06-08 01:38
wtf? astralis era ended btw after katowice 2019, 2019 summer was only Liquid winning and maybe Vitality/ence, no astralis there, so how they can have an era continue if they are not winning any tournaments
2021-06-10 15:44
Whats wrong with mertz? A lot of time has passed since his north and heroic stints and he looks like a way better awper now on nord. I say give it a chance.
2021-06-08 02:31
2 replies
This and he wasn’t even bad at North or Heroic, just inconsistent a bit and rusty at times, has always been a great fragger.
2021-06-08 04:56
#122
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Liberia rationale
He's a good awper but his gamesense was terribly lacking.
2021-06-10 11:33
At least they had an Era, NIP fans with fake ERA
2021-06-08 02:32
I knew it would be him like for weeks, nothing new for me
2021-06-08 04:31
11 replies
But the fact is, it hasn't happened, and it would be suicide for their stock market to hire mertz...it's nothing short of waving the white flag.
2021-06-09 22:59
10 replies
Why would it be a suicide? Astralis have awper problem
2021-06-09 23:04
9 replies
Mertz is nothing but a regular AWP'er. Signing him would be like telling the world that the ambitions of the org is no more, and their stocks would decline very very fast. It would be utterly stupid from a business perspective, and Astralis is all about business, and a little about CSGO.... If it wasnt about business, they would already have brought es3tag back, but they are not willing to even remotely compete with his current salary (which he still gets for a few years.)
2021-06-09 23:06
8 replies
What kind of business they can do if they will never win anything and will just go out at early stages, team is underperforming and you think salary and stock will be the same? It was big because they were winning tournaments and majors, with this roster nothing will be won.
2021-06-09 23:09
7 replies
Do you understand what business is about more than achieving right now? It is about sending signals to the stock market more than anything...Hiring Mertz would be nothing short of applying to never become a tier 1 again.... He was fucking sacked from North, not for personal issues like Magisk or konfig, but because he is mediocre at best.
2021-06-09 23:13
6 replies
So players cannot improve over time right? You seriously think this Astralis roster can be tier 1 and win majors and tournaments? Who will be paying insane salary for team to work and win tournaments when they can't even get to semifinals You don't understand that if Astralis do not perform from business point of view they are done? Why would anyone invest in a roster than cannot win or do anything big?
2021-06-09 23:17
5 replies
I dont get your point at all? Mertz has NEVER ever been a talent to take note off....ever.
2021-06-09 23:17
4 replies
He was solid awper, always had 1.06+ rating for years. He might be a temporary solution but he is 22 years old and he has gla1ve. He has 1.19 rating in nordavind and also let's trust gla1ve if he is the one making decisions to go for him
2021-06-09 23:19
3 replies
ok i stop here.....I can't argue with anyone who calls mertz "solid" You are beyond reach
2021-06-09 23:20
2 replies
Have you played with him? Watched his games? What shows that he is not solid? You just have a hate agenda against him that's all and too delusional to understand that this Astralis roster will not ever win a major, they need changes
2021-06-09 23:26
1 reply
Mertz is not the change the need.. that's for sure.... I would rather want them to make bubzkji full time AWP than try out mertz... Don't forget that device was NOT an AWP'er when they created astralis...The AWP was floating between device, karrigan and cajunb.
2021-06-09 23:28
He awper, so makes sense.
2021-06-09 23:16
7 replies
So am I, should they hire me like Mertz, I speak danish fluently, born and raised.... Nope, because I am shit at this game, Mertz a bit better, but he is still shit compared to a ton of other AWP players.
2021-06-09 23:18
6 replies
Mertz is a pro player, so far es3tag was not really the sharpest tool in the shed but he worked out.
2021-06-09 23:20
5 replies
His short stint in tier 1 astralis were a fuckton better than mertz short stint in tier 2 North
2021-06-09 23:21
4 replies
Well you only know that because they tried him. Es3tag was not good in heroic aswell, and he was dogshit in cloud9, maybe a better team can elevate a player.
2021-06-09 23:22
3 replies
They knew es3tag very well... es3tag has one thing going for him, which is brains. He is a lot smarter than you guys think. Which is why he adapted to astralis in no time at all. It was almost like he always had been part of the team. He is also not afraid of doing whatever it takes for his team....If the team needs him to play support, he will...if they need him to play AWP, he will.... Not many players are willing to try adapting like he is.
2021-06-09 23:25
2 replies
You couldn't make this argument before he joined astralis. Again, no problem to try an danish awper for a danish team that is needing an awper. You can't really predict what will happen when he joins a different team. The sole fact about es3tag performing much worse in cloud9 and heroic than in astralis is already an evidence that the team environment can elevate a player.
2021-06-09 23:27
1 reply
As I just wrote somewhere else: device was not an AWP player when they created astralis... The AWP was split between him, karrigan and Cajunb. With this in mind, it doesn't really have to be a dedicated AWP player they sign, just a big talent...which mertz isn't. Sacked from tier 2 North because he was shit, not because of personal issues like konfig and magisk. (and they were sacked when north were tier 1)
2021-06-09 23:30
"They really think more roster change will magically fix the team?" Well it did with Magisk, idk but they do need a dedicated awper
2021-06-09 23:17
8 replies
Magisk was an unpolished gem, his talent was clear to everyone. He did perform at majors before joining astralis.... Now tell me what mertz achieved, since you compare him with magisk?
2021-06-09 23:19
7 replies
mertz has a better rating now than magisk had before joining astralis.
2021-06-09 23:28
6 replies
Always check opponents before posting such a thing.... Even I have better rating....... But I am not playing the same teams as magisk did in optic gaming.
2021-06-09 23:32
5 replies
??? magisk's opponents in 2017 were NOT better than mertz' are now.
2021-06-09 23:34
4 replies
Oh, so you are saying his current team is facing better opponents than optic gaming did before he signed astralis? Alrightythen......discussion is over when you resort to blatant lies....sleep tight, no more talking to you from my part...I despise blatant liars
2021-06-09 23:49
3 replies
...absolutetly? magisk had 1.06 rating vs top20(!) teams in optic. keep in mind, 2017 level was MUCH lower than it is in 2021. no doubt any t3 team now would demolish the dogshit top20 teams magisk struggled against.
2021-06-10 00:18
1 reply
Tactially, not mechanically, except for the huge influx of people aimbotting ...done because they have zero risk of getting caught, if they are willing to pay the money for a private cheat. Mertz have never been an unpolished gem, unlike magisk, he is a polished standard rock.
2021-06-11 19:01
I mean back then optic were playing NA pro league and a couple of events, their best showing I think was LAN Pro League where they lost to SK. To be fair to Magisk tho that optic team was a mess, friberg igl, mixwell wanting to go back to EU and the constant rumours of cutting HS.
2021-06-11 00:42
there are only few danish awpers rn afterall: device, cadiaN, acoR, farlig, mertz and Lucky, so why shouldnt astralis try mertz? I think it might be a good pickup if he performs well
2021-06-09 23:42
? Source?
2021-06-10 00:02
mertz is actually good, why not? I think you haven't watched him play in a while and are still judging him from the things he showed on heroic a couple of years ago, which was pretty hit or miss
2021-06-10 00:34
#92
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
If they kick anyone other than Xyp, they have failed already with this roster change.
2021-06-10 00:35
15 replies
If I had free reigns, and were the CEO of astralis, with 100% power, I would move gla1ve to coach role alongside Zonic for a start. I am sure gla1ve could become a top notch coach. Zonic wants to move on to a more "normal" non-csgo life, he talked about this years ago. He just isn't repeating it, as it is bad for everyone to keep saying it out loud. Then I would bring in Cadian to replace gla1ve as a player, while replacing device at the same time. Maybe also target HUNDEN, even though too many chefs might ruin the food, as they say. Something along these lines would be the dream scenario as I see it. But I think Cadian will be very very hard to convince.
2021-06-10 00:42
14 replies
clueless dude
2021-06-10 00:54
3 replies
Your post says everything about you, and nothing about me... Think about that.
2021-06-10 00:55
2 replies
"no u" pathetic response
2021-06-10 00:55
1 reply
My point is that provide zero argumenation, while calling me clueless.... But even that part went straight over your head. I think I understand why :D
2021-06-10 00:59
#103
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
Yeah, that might over complicate things. If I'm Astralis and I have control over the changes, I'd try to keep the changes to a minimum but where I feel is necessary. My priority would be replacing gla1ve and Xyp9x right now. I'd pounce on Complexity while they are going through a decline and take BlameF; replacing gla1ve. I think his fragging presence alone would improve this roster. k0nfig on his day is also one of the best entries in the world, no exaggeration. Also Valde is super consistent, so they could easily replace someone on this roster too, but like I said, try to keep it minimal. acoR is the next best Danish AWPer behind dev1ce and cadiaN, but I doubt Astralis have that kind of money for him and I doubt Mouz will allow that sale. Mertz could also be a solid upgrade however. It would look like this hopefully: BlameF (IGL) dupreeh/k0nfig (Back to Entry) Magisk/Valde (Entry/Support) Bubzkji (Entry/Support) Mertz/acoR (AWP)
2021-06-10 01:14
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#104
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
Even if all of these changes came into place, I still think Heroic would be the better team in Denmark.
2021-06-10 01:11
ofcourse, blameF should be a serious prospect as well. Especially considering that he directly implied that burnout is something he finds impossible for himself. He is also expensive, but most likely more motivated to join astralis than Cadian is. I think Cadian sees Heroic as "his" team, a team he is heavily involved in. I wouldn't even consider Mertz though. Acor, yup, he is a talent, Not doing his best atm, but the man himself (device) calls him the biggest AWP talent in denmark, and he probably knows more about what he is talking about than we do. I am unsure about Valde's personality. I somehow just don't see him fit. He has some kind of silent arrogance to him which I find dangerous as fuck. (I am danish myself, and know people like him...don't know a better word for it than silent arrogance.) Sílent arrogance can be a lot more troublesome than noisy arrogance. As noisy arrogance can easily be brought up as a discussion, where as silent arrogance is a lot harder to address. I might be wrong, but I am usually quite good at spotting dominant traits in people. And bubzkji...it would a shame to make him support, His flair and creativity would be unused. My take BlameF/Cadian Dupreeh/k0nfig Magisk bubzkji (transition to AWP, a lot different than device, but he can do it, and his reaction time is top notch,) xyp9x (he can still deliver. He needs to get over his depression thats all. I spot depression from miles away, and he has one, 100% sure.)
2021-06-10 01:28
I don't think 4 time major winners would let blameF bait them
2021-06-11 13:04
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#175
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
I think they will if they want to win another major, which will never see again, without a doubt, with the current lineup and IGL.
2021-06-11 13:23
5 replies
forget a major, when will g2 win an event at all?
2021-06-11 13:24
4 replies
#177
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
Oops, must've hit a nerve.
2021-06-11 13:27
3 replies
british "people" are funny.
2021-06-11 13:28
2 replies
#179
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
2021-06-11 13:29
1 reply
#181
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United Kingdom TwizzIr
That's what I thought.
2021-06-11 14:42
Mertz? Really? Last time i remember he was a very inconsistent awper in heroic. Did he get any good?
2021-06-10 00:58
astralis era doesnt end until they lose a major
2021-06-10 00:59
1 reply
+1 and name doesnt check out
2021-06-10 09:04
mertz strong better than dev3ce
2021-06-10 01:14
Should pick up Farlig for AWP
2021-06-10 01:18
It's the best possible choice for them. dupreeh is way better as entry. He's good as secondary AWPer on CT-side, but not as the main one. cadiaN - impossible, he wants IGLing. Farlig - impossible, too big buyout. dev1ce - well, you know..... In conclusion, there's no better available Danish AWPer than mertz.
2021-06-10 09:13
3 replies
cadian is AWPer and IGL, actually it would make deadly combo of gla1ve, cadian and zonic
2021-06-10 09:36
2 replies
But I don't see a reason to him to join Astralis. And I doubt that gla1ve wants to give up on IGLing
2021-06-10 09:41
1 reply
gla1ve wouldnt give up on IGLing, but cadian would be insane addition to the team, strat wise and also firepower/role wise, but its true, cadian wont leave Heroic.
2021-06-10 11:30
Even if they had gotten device back, the other players are suffering from a lack of form. Magisk isn't what he used to be, dupreeh isn't what he used to be, and as a primary AWPer, he's just average. Xyp9x is the weakest link, mechanically. His 200 IQ brain won't always be good enough, against raw aim-duels. Gla1ve is doing fine. Mertz will obviously never be device's replacement, but I hope Astralis stays an actual Top5 team, somehow :(
2021-06-10 09:16
#120
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Korea jin67300
kjaerbye xyp9x cadiaN Magisk dupreeh
2021-06-10 10:59
Do you really think it matters whether they get acor or lucky or mertz etc? They are missing an awper on their team, why not mertz?
2021-06-10 11:37
#130
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Brazil urisco
wtf. source?
2021-06-10 13:28
#132
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Serbia TheSerb
Tbh bubzkji wasnt a good fit for them, they should release him to play where he wants.
2021-06-10 13:31
2 replies
I think he spent too much time on the bench, taking away his confidence. And the style he plays, takes a ton of confidence to be succesfull. If he can regain his confidence, become level with the rest of the team, it will all be good. But some of the tweets he made, more than hinted at him not feeling lvl with the rest of the team.
2021-06-10 19:18
1 reply
#154
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Serbia TheSerb
I agree
2021-06-10 19:48
XD
2021-06-10 15:44
Hi, Im ence, please join me. KEK
2021-06-10 19:15
i agree, why?? why mertz will leave nordavind to a worse team??
2021-06-11 01:05
2 replies
0/8
2021-06-11 12:52
1 reply
#165
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Israel Xpicyy
mertz could be a better awper than device
2021-06-11 01:06
Your flair should be replaced with Es3tag and astralis will be fine for now.
2021-06-11 13:05
#171
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United Kingdom JaSeV
never been impressed by mertz
2021-06-11 13:06
imagine believing that rumor
2021-06-11 13:07
#180
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Asia Maspiyuuu
this thread gave me cancer lol
2021-06-11 13:32
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