There we can find some agreement, and dev1ce was a vital part of Astralis success, I don't usually talk about this cause people are already head over heels for dev1ce.
In the era, their strongest contender was liquid and the matches were always very fun to watch, cause of two ideologies colliding, Astralis played for the untradable kills using utility and awp. They'll either flash u, or make u push smoke, or get u to half health, everytime it seemed like their team is taking a fight where they have all the advantage.
while everyone was copying Astralis, some people stuck to their guns, like liquid, they went with an exact opposite ideology "every kill must be traded" you can see it in the matches, their trades were on point and their individuals were sharp.
Demos can be watched so utility was matched in a few months, and the deciding factor of this "immovable object vs unstoppable force" was the awper dev1ce.
Awp is still a weapon which is best for getting that untradable frag even after figuring out the util, Liquid had no answer to dev1ce.
s1mple still has one of the best storylines in csgo, his skills and personality just makes for the spiciest combo in csgo history.