they weren't "struggling hard", they won Blast Global Finals and made a few decent runs after that. B1t joined in April/May.
Loss to Gambit in June means basically nothing in the grand scheme, because Astralis also lost some matches/tournaments during their era... or do you think a team is supposed to go on a 87-0 winstreak, otherwise they don't have an "era"?
yeah so it lasted over a year, and NaVi are about to close in on a full year, so it's not that far off that
> I want to enjoy the current dominance, not overrate it.
i think you meant "downplay it"