players get older
people change (device glavie)
everyone caught up to Astralis meta strats + ageing + burnout
Astralis dominant because first team to employ unique meta across whole game
now noone dominant because noone is ahead in the meta overall, only map by map
emilia was carrying the squad
it was gg the moment she left
truly the goat of csgo
astralis got washed + org was uncomfortable for players + lost motivation i guess
they got tired of winning too much, actually happens.
they were literally suffering from success
Obliterating every opponent on earth with ease stopped being funny.
i feel zonic was a big part of the astralis team everyone knew. looked like him and gla1ve shared the same vision of the game and also had the right players to achieve something great.
that and players leaving gla1ve having to work with 2 new coaches and new players joining some with less experience and such.
They had better players and zonic carried glaive probably
I think the biggest factor was zonic leaving. He was the core element of the classic Astralis, and the synergy between him and gla1ve made the team so great.
Because this is a 5v5 game after all.Astralis changed this game on every aspect, but the whole team did it, not gla1ve, not zonic, not dev1ce or anyone else.They did it together.They had perfect players for each role, a good system and a decent org behind them who could offer them everything they needed.Gla1ve and Zonic were 2 levels above everyone and a big if not the biggest reason why they were so successful for so long, but as we saw on the scene since their downfall you can have the best players in the world and it will mean nothing if you don t have a good igl / a good structure and you can have the best igl in the world and again it will not matter if you don t have players who can hit headshots.The team is not working right now cuz they don t have anything to work with.The only good (top 20) player is blameF, but he is a passive player so you can t rely on him to win games for you.Nobody fits any role, the firepower is not good enough (and useless if the players are not confortable) so guess what they totally suck.Ask why Astralis is not working when you have teams like G2 with incredible firepower who still can t do anything, Gambit again with incredible firepower who could dominate the scene but guess what they still barely win anything, FaZe with almost 4 top 20 players and one of the best IGL's this world has ever seen, who still has a lot of issues when on paper they should dominate everyone.If you call Astralis, the most dominant team of all time overrated, what about the other teams who only won a couple of tournaments from time to time or who only dominated for like maximum 1 year ? They don't even exist ? xD