Obviously Astralis, no one comes close
2nd is Sk because of how they revolutionised info gathering.
but no.1 is Astralis because of how they revolutionised everything else, mainly utility.
I would say the three teams I attribute to having era-defining dominance: NiP, fnatic and Astralis.
Though honourable mentions obviously go out to the teams who had mini-eras, short periods of dominance and overall pushing the envelope in what is possible for simply being the worlds best team at that time, for however long that was. :)
EDIT: Typographical error.
"Astralis only cuz of dupreeh" Based
He deserved MVP at IEM Kato 2019
G2 Hooxi era will be the most game changing period in CS:GO history. Nothing will come close. Hooxi has already revolutionised map-control, AWP positioning, utility usage, anti-stratting, smoke-plays, slow rounds and ninja defusing.
His only challenge now is to get under 10 kills in an epic 3-0 blowout win in the EPL grand final.
SK (more brain meta) Astralis (utility meta) NaVi (star players meta)
That will be a controversial point, but it's Avangar. Ever since Berlin more and more teams play slow, focus on saving and building economy, don't forget Avangar smokes on d2 that are still used 3 years after.
Later on yekindar showed how entryfragger can solo win games as well, only fer could compare back in 2017.
People are memeing this team, but they actually turned cs around
obvious answer is g2 but complexity with junior was pretty strong too
Astralis no doubt, after their success, everyone started to find new ways to use utilities. It changed the game, slowing everything and showing one or two well placed smoke can save you a game. They were so good everyone cried at Glaive using smoke hacks. Second would be fnatic for me, the way they changed style and tempo mid game surprising everyone is probably the reason we have so many good clutches today.
Although I’m not a big fan of theirs, NAVI, you never saw whole teams have whole ass packets before their games and now everyone does after NAVI.
1. Astralis ... defining Modern Day Csgo
2. SK ... The Info gathering meta
3. Fnatic ... when they came. Everyone tried to emulate whatever fnatic was doing and no one understood what it was. Probably not even them.
And no. 4 I think this going to be the NEXT team meta. FAZE redefining how international team can be contructed and made functional. I think mouz took notes from them and found some success in both Cologne and in EPL.
Nip introduced the lurk role.
Obviously Astralis, this can’t even be a question
obviously Splyce and Slemmy
I would definitely go with astralis as number one for obvious reasons.
Number 2 is to me (and I'm kinda surprised that noone even mentioned them) faze bcs of that international "super team" thing(we could also go with mouz and their budget "super teams" with players from worse teams/fpl players).
There are a pretty decent amount of teams trying this path like G2, vitality, ence, fnatic, nip, og and there will be more and more international lineups
Definitely Astralis, mb Nip from 87-0 run. They were just on another level
i dont think teams change the meta its players who change the meta. like nbk who played with aug/krieg way before anyone else did.
SK, Faze, Astralis, Flipsid3, Avangar, NaVi, Vega Squadron
Optic India, IBP and Titans with KQLY
I might give it to the current Faze team as it seems since they started winning everyone is going international.
swedish scene in early era
2. Early csgo NIP
What if a new team does a new meta which is no awper just 5 insane riflers?
2019 ence with tactical genius igl meta
I'd say cluj-napoca G2/Faze, because they were the first international team to actually achieve something. They showed that it's possible in CS too, to have international teams on the top. It was a thing in LoL already, but not in CS. Now, because of them, it's normal to have these teams competing for the most important titles.
And the second team would be 2018 Astralis. Simply, because of the utility usage
2015 fnatic or 2016 LG/SK didn't really change anything. They were just the best at the time.
astralis , fnatic , sk/lumi
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