hes becoming old and washed, still a good player but not to the levels he was at during peak astralis
I mean, mirage doesn't help. It's his worse map, anyway - nip is playing very poorly tonight.
This was expected. G2 is looking stronger and nik0 is delivering so, ggwp
Hampus is lacking strategy, he has insane aim and opens the map to the team, but when it comes to strats it's lacking a bit :(
Hampus cant read map as good as Gla1ve and Astralis in general, he can't be in the best positions and either gets fucked or doesn't see anyone and saves
mb cause Astralis system >>>>>> NiP??
1.28 ct side rating last 3 months, I feel like there is some recency bias at hand for you
he isnt being used as the "star player" and then mirage is a map which he didnt play in like 3 years so it doesnt help
Nothing happened he was always like that but was getting busted by Astralis all the time
also harder when u have 3 rookies
I mean he had huge support from teammates in Astralis, he was never carrying them alone really. Even if the others would underperform, the system was there to help him do his best. NiP neither has a system, nor strats, nor reliable players. I'm not saying his performance isn't disappointing rn but there's a lot of factors that influence it.
No GODPREEH entry No Major for Botv1ce KEKW
Don't blame him for having a garbage team with a shit IGL around him.
because astralis dont play mirage
I think he is still where he was or at least just about, however being in the Astralis as they were at their peak added something extra to all involved. It was the combination of great team play and great confidence I think.
That's what happens when you were fairly rated in the past, but in the present, just an overrated washed-up player. People still expect quality from him.
that's no excuse for device but device always wants to play counter-strike like it's supposed to be played as a team game. but nip is simply too weak and he had to go out of his way and play more aggressive to compensate for the lack of experience and firepower of his teammates but he did not do that, or maybe he was not allowed. you can compensate a lack of firepower with textbook counter-strike based on great team play and communication but it's useless if the opponent is not only better individual but also as a team. they had no chance in bo3 vs good teams and even vs copenhagen flames it was very close. overall a lot of teams like nip, astralis showed a very disappointing performance. the level of counter-strike in general at this major matches the production quality.
Because he was carried by Astralis
It's obviously easier to have good kd when ur team destroying everyone and losing much less rounds in general, like u haven't played cs before? +confidence is through the roof when ur team is that good
Astralis was a well oiled machine... NIP not so much
I think Astralis could do better than what nip did in this major if device wouldnt leave.
NIP just needs to figure out its stuff, back in astralis when device wasnt feeling it others would step up, this major , rez who often stepped up went missing almost entirely, idk maybe it was the pressure
because Astralis with device>NIP
the device is outdated now, needs to update firmware and new drivers to work with csgo
Guys, it's really hard to be the best when you play among players who actually have lower skill than you. That's the reason. And I'm not even a fan of devve, put s1mple in tier-2 stack and it's gonna be tough for him to play at his level because of overall level understanding of the whole team.
Astralis was the best team in de world for a long time. They all together made a good team.
Don't expect him to perform the same in a different team