Yes, but blameF and k0nfig have the hunger right now and they would probably reach top if they had 2 superstar riflers and superstar AWPer like dev1ce, tho k0nfig is lil bit inconsistent. I also dont think that would be enough, they need to get Xyp out.
Yes, there were internal problems, probably with the org, but device wanted a new challenge and his move to NIP was due to living in Sweden and most likely due to his girlfriend, he basically said he was tired of travelling (which was nonsense btw, as LANs were back pretty much very soon so he would need to travel anyways)
They were just irrelevant for long period of time and they couldnt make such domination to continue > because of all the roster changes, breaks, COVID, it just broke the team, really. gla1ve and Xyp9x shouldnt have taken the leave in first place, but their health should be their priority, what happened after that to Astralis was pure nonsense from the org, I would skip all the tournaments for next 3 months as those two took their break, they still wouldnt miss anything as it was beginning of Online era, which wasnt important at all. But what really makes me mad is the fact that they lost every ESL One Cologne, in 2020 there would be maybe chance with gla1ve and Xyp.
I will now probably support Vitality, I really like ZywOo and the Astralis core, they will be top team if everything works out.