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gla1ve and astralis discussion
headtr1ck | 
Australia legem9 
we all know hes a top 2 IGL in this game ever (whether u think hes better than Karrigan im not here to debate that, personally I think gla1ve is better but its up to ur own opinion) but since 2021, his results has been less than ideal with the GOAT roster being ripped apart after device left. His teammates that left have not achieved amazing results till as of recent with dupreeh and Magisk + zonic winning EPL but Astralis has acheived nothing but a measly top 4 at Cologne. They have also looked far from anything but impressive at this RMR albeit losing k0nfig although mistR has been doing an okay job With the rumored change of device coming back, personally thats a step in the right direction but that does not solve the root of the problem imo (BlameF’s playstyle and k0nfig’s inconsistency) and if the change doesnt see good results in lets say 8-10 months would it be time to call it with Astralis? Personally, I think many teams could be able to improve quite a fair amount with gla1ve and his philosophy such as ENCE or maybe MOUZ. If G2 starts floundering with HooXi I could see him being able to utilise those stars on that team very well and it would be interesting to see how he performs on a intl team. So what is the best course of action for gla1ve in ur opinion?
2022-10-06 11:09
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sorry for your loss
2022-10-06 11:10
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#2
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Astralis -botfig +Kjaerbye
2022-10-06 11:18
4 replies
flair checks out btw is he not playing with endpoint anymore? or is he injured?
2022-10-06 13:29
3 replies
he is taking some days off
2022-10-06 13:29
2 replies
ok thanks :)) hope he'll be back stronger
2022-10-06 13:30
1 reply
hopefully
2022-10-06 13:51
Glaive retire and set foot in business and have fun with family
2022-10-06 11:48
7 replies
#12
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Russia 0_0
Nah, glaive can chill until karrigan retires (hes 32 years old and probably playing his last year now) and faze require a new igl
2022-10-06 12:05
6 replies
how is 32 "probably playing his last season"? both Faze and he personally are performing well, I doubt he wants to retire yet
2022-10-06 14:21
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#65
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Drive and motivation will be a big factor The hardest part in counter-strike is not becomming the best but staying as the best. It requires immense practice and grind to keep yourself on top. Can Karrigan keep that drive? He has practically won everything now, and he will most likely never beat the Astralis 4 majors so his motivation could also be a big question. Im not saying he will fall off, just that it will be a big factor
2022-10-06 14:29
#99
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Russia 0_0
Fair point
2022-10-06 15:41
LOOOL Glav1e to Faze = instant tier3
2022-10-06 14:38
2 replies
#98
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Russia 0_0
They will become tier 3 if karrigan retires anyway
2022-10-06 15:39
1 reply
He has prooven in the last 2 years that he doesn't make the cut anymore. I think a lot happend at the same period of time to make him loose what he had: He got a child, online meta change, Devve left, Zonic, Duppe and Magisk left.
2022-10-06 15:49
they will disband if they don't make the major
2022-10-06 11:50
1 reply
nt prodka
2022-10-06 15:17
it's just sad at this point
2022-10-06 11:51
3 replies
For some, fun for others.
2022-10-06 11:54
2 replies
sweden denmark beef eh
2022-10-06 11:56
+1
2022-10-06 11:57
get rid of farlig , its as simple as that get device , any team with a star player is a top 5 team , astralis back in 2021 were carried by device .
2022-10-06 11:59
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#14
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Finland DankQ
First the problem was Lucky and now farlig? Maybe there is a reason why the awper always sucks. I mean I would not like to awp in a team where other teammates can just steal the awp from me.
2022-10-06 12:45
28 replies
there are now 3 awps that apparently didn't "fit" jugi lucky farlig
2022-10-06 12:58
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#40
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Spain capta1n
you can make a case for jugi that he was just a glorified standin, so he never really got that full chance. But i agree with u.
2022-10-06 13:43
have you ever seen farlig or lucky awp ? both suck ass , cant hit shots . >Maybe there is a reason why the awper always sucks. because they are bad , astralis has picked up 2 times in a row , the worst awpers in T1 . that is the reason
2022-10-06 13:24
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#57
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Finland DankQ
Both of them did fine before joining Astralis...
2022-10-06 14:18
6 replies
in T2 yes we are talking about T1
2022-10-06 14:25
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#62
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Finland DankQ
The difference between an invidual playing in tier 2 or 1 is smaller than u think.
2022-10-06 14:27
4 replies
not really , multiple players proof me right junior was decent , turned bad in CoL because he was a bad awper , not the system farlig was decent in T2 , turned bad in AST because again , he was a bad awper , not the system and by decent for farlig , i mean consistent 1.05 to 1.10 at best , i dont mean a star player
2022-10-06 14:31
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#78
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Finland DankQ
You know multple players prove u wrong also? Broky mediocre awper in tier 3 but now in faze he is one of the best. Nicoodoz has pretty much the best rating he has ever had. Fallen became the best version of him self when he joined a tier 1 team. Only difference between tier 1 and tier 2 or 3 players is that tier 1 players believe that they are better. Same goes in normal faceit. Skill level between normal 2k elo level 10 and level 7 is nothing but what makes the difference is that the lvl 10 thinks that his better and that gives him more confidence.
2022-10-06 14:51
1 reply
outliers , nothing less
2022-10-06 18:47
#69
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
This happens all the time. Playing in tier 2-3 is a lot easier than in tier 1. And farlig was a mediocre awper in tier 2. He had a rating of 1.07 in his time with FPX. That's not that good as an awper. Lucky was a decent tier 3 awper. 1.1 in tier 3 Astralis picked them out of desperation not by choice.
2022-10-06 14:36
Awp was not took away from farlig tho?
2022-10-06 13:28
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#55
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Finland DankQ
Haven't watched too many Astralis games recently but I remember that Gla1ve used to take awp instead of Lucky many times when Lucky was in the team. I watched astralis vs NIP game yesterday and saw Blamef taking the awp when others didn't have weapons. Since I don't watch a lot of their games I expect this to happen often but correct me if I am wrong. It just shows that even your teammates don't trust ur skills when they take your weapon out of your hands and think they can do better with it. I doubt Gla1ve would be comfortable with somebody else taking his igl role in some rounds. Just fucks ur whole confidence.
2022-10-06 14:17
15 replies
you are wrong . blamef took it yesteday because he had armor , glave took it once becaus they wanted to go for a strat . these are the only 2 times that they took the awp from farlig in astralis
2022-10-06 14:26
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#67
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Finland DankQ
If that is true then good. But still something seems to be off. Maybe Gla1ve doesn't know how to play with average/potential awper because he got so used to having device on the team.
2022-10-06 14:31
13 replies
you said it urself , you dont watch astralis , i do when i tell farlig whiffs 70% of his shots (even the silver one) then he does , even when he is in peak form , he will whiff 50% of his shots . his aggresion is very limited because he whiffs shots , how is that glaves fault , f farlig hold this angle farlig misses a shot glave has a bad system bad analogy
2022-10-06 14:34
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#71
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Finland DankQ
You said it ur self, you watch astralis but don't know how they communicate or how Gla1ve wants to use the awper. Maybe farlig misses often because he has lost his confidence because even his igl doesn't truts him anymore.
2022-10-06 14:37
11 replies
But gla1ve didn't take his awp or doubt him? Why would he think his IGL doesn't trust him anymore? Don't make your own shit up.
2022-10-06 15:29
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#101
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Finland DankQ
That's just a theory brother don't be mad. I just said it's possible since we don't know how they communicate or what goes on inside of the team. Something is off with Astralis and awpers and I just made a theory what it could be. Everything on hltv is "own shit" maybe just get used to it.
2022-10-06 15:43
ifs and maybes dont count what counts is farlig missing , and since he has joined he has been giving the fredom to play aggresive , he still misses his shots stop shitting on glave for something out of his control part of being a T1 awper is doing what your IGL's tells you , if farlig gets told to hold and angle and he misses a shot , how is that glaves fault ?
2022-10-06 18:50
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#109
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Finland DankQ
Not trying to say it someones fault. But if you look G2 for example. When aleksib was the leader monesy was so off and missing easy shots. Now that Hooxi is leader Monesy has been so much more consistent.
2022-10-06 19:09
7 replies
no way you are comparing monesy to farlig/lucky honestly , at this point i dont know how to explain it to you , besides watching them , watch few of the games they lost while farlig was just starting in the roster you will understand farlig is not bad because of a system , farlig is bad because he is bad
2022-10-06 19:11
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#111
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Finland DankQ
I know what you are trying to say but how do you know that Farlig is just bad and the system is perfect? That's just how u see things and what you want to believe. You or I don't know shit about their system, apart from the fact that it isn't working.
2022-10-06 19:15
5 replies
how do i know that , bro i just told you , i have been watching this roster play since the start , farlig makes hades look like s1mple , i have watched so many missed shots my head hurts , i know farlig will miss a shot even before he takes it , he lives rent free in my head because he is so shit this is how i know , i was forced to watch this shit is the system perfect ? no , no system is good with blameF but i know for a fact a system does not make you miss shot , you miss shots , because you are simply not good enough. simple and zywoo even niko are good because they hit the shots , they are even better because of a system that relies on them hitting shots , and by that it back's them up even more. farlig misses shots , screws the system , and makes it harder for everyone else , please , go watch Astralis vs ence , Blast showdown final on ancietn and on nuke , you will realise in wich rounds astralis lost the series, both because of farlig. please watch that game and tell me
2022-10-06 19:22
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#115
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Finland DankQ
Okay if u are so sure, then I believe you.
2022-10-06 19:25
3 replies
youtu.be/z9t-MtOpacY?t=9523 youtu.be/z9t-MtOpacY?t=13631 this is peak farlig btw , not avg or bad farlig.
2022-10-06 19:31
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#121
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Finland DankQ
First clip idk how that was a miss even. That shot should have hit imo. 2nd clip is just being bad but those happen to every awper.
2022-10-06 20:41
1 reply
well that seems to happen to farlig more then any awper in the scene , very wierd
2022-10-06 20:42
#87
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Singapore 2200DPI
Maybe carma for wasting Jugi (he is a AWPer and they used him as a rifler) IGL swap or team overhaul needed
2022-10-06 15:17
Any Danish igl talented as gla1ve willing to join Astralis? No. They would need to gamble on a tier 2 player or go international
2022-10-06 12:02
2 replies
They can build championship roster with danish players only, but they would have to pay big money to Heroic etc. And its not likely to happen.
2022-10-06 14:03
1 reply
#72
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Well they are allegedly paying 600-500k USD for Device. That money could definitely get you a lot of good danish players in tier 1/2
2022-10-06 14:38
blameF is the problem
2022-10-06 12:50
9 replies
him and glaive, because glaive got too used to driving a car and now he doesn't have a fucking clue how to build one
2022-10-06 12:59
8 replies
thats the orgs fault tho , they keep puting shit cheap players in , only decent sign was blameF and k0nfig , the org had a chanc to sign nicodoz missed it , dropped fessor
2022-10-06 13:27
7 replies
so they're gonna bench farlig now and throw him under the bus? you know he's just one of SO MANY who were thrown under the bus?
2022-10-06 13:41
6 replies
what ? thrown under the bus ? he did not perform as well as he was in FPX/CPH , offcourse he deserves a bench bubzki is the only player to be thrown under the bus for astralis , everyone else had a chance to proof theselves and failed in a bad way , including 0.90 rating farlig
2022-10-06 13:48
4 replies
lucky had his awp taken away by glaive
2022-10-06 14:19
3 replies
yes because lucky had so much potential right , he was gonna be the next big thing ? he was a nobody , brought on by a braindead managment because he was cheap , could not awp , said confidance was the issue , glave took it so he can rifle since its much easier and might help him feel more comfortable , eventualy he got another chance to awp , sucked at it again , got benched nothing wrong with that
2022-10-06 14:28
2 replies
that's probably the written story from astralis management there are far too many conflicting statements to take their words seriously we could see glaive taking the awp numerous times however
2022-10-06 14:36
1 reply
when lmao ? only with Lucky , and before lucky because dup and magisk did not want to awp , he took it from farlig on ancient one time because of a strat , thats the only time
2022-10-06 18:49
#74
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Aren't the leaks saying that K0nfig will get benched? Farlig will probably also evantually get benched, probably getting replaced by MISTR. But still jaxon.gg/sources-astralis-set-to-remove-..
2022-10-06 14:39
No synergy in the team. Need to change xyp9x farlig and konfig. I don't like the deal they gave bubzkji at all, it would be nice if they try to bring him back for konfig. Farlig just not enough for astralis, xyp poor my xyp doesn't give him aim anymore. Who would think of playing ancient in b01 against the fpl player? Astralis if he wants to pass to major he has to play the basic maps dust2 mirage inferno. thx deepl
2022-10-06 12:57
Glaive has no value without zonic. Time to accept that.
2022-10-06 13:01
5 replies
0/8
2022-10-06 13:25
Zonic without glaive couldn't do anything even when he had a player like zywoo
2022-10-06 13:27
3 replies
but he just won epl?
2022-10-06 14:16
1 reply
After a lot of time and after adding spinx who is better than any rifler in astralis RN, one event is nothing with a player of zywoo's caliber
2022-10-06 15:25
#56
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Sweden Cveta
0/8
2022-10-06 14:18
1) wait for device 2) wait for the core of device-blamef-konfig (hopefully) to develop their playstyle and chemistry 3) watch them become a good team rn it's a shell of a team, a mix with no faith in the project and 0 belief in current iteration of this roster.
2022-10-06 13:27
13 replies
+1 , summed it up pretty well i feel the core of device k0nfig and blameF is enough to overlook xyp and glaves shortcomings
2022-10-06 13:28
1 reply
I believe xyp and gla1ve can still be a great support structure. right now it's hard to see because astralis desperately lack firepower - you can have best strats and supportive players but it's impossible to win pro games without top tier fraggers
2022-10-06 13:32
i mean the team has been together for one year and k0nfig has been anything from impressive so i dont think adding device is going to make k0nfig suddenly play well though?
2022-10-06 13:31
9 replies
considering his role? why not. in most cases he goes first to never get traded, the only way he can succeed is killing 2-3 people without dying. we all know how important awpers are in current meta and sometimes 1 transfer can change everything. broky, karrigan, twistzz and rain were losing to sprout in 2021, same roster won all the big trophies with ropz.
2022-10-06 13:36
6 replies
he goes first but his success rate is 46.2% when he attempts them which is 26% of the time. thats far from impressive for an entry fragger and i do agree with him not being able to get traded but adding device to that is not going to help him win the first duels more. also Faze had the issue of just choking last year and it was them losing 16-14 every other game. There are much more issues than just not being able to be traded
2022-10-06 13:41
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I mean my point is more simple than this - in a team lacking in firepower, chemistry and confidence being an entry is a hell. I still believe in the guy, he's had impressive highs, obviously it's looking grim overall but how can it look having results like that?
2022-10-06 13:50
4 replies
impressive highs i agree but that was all the way back in 2017 where he was superb on north with valde and he was 14th in the top 20 but he wasn’t particularly anything special on COL and one of the reasons it looks grim is because he has a huge part in contributing towards these grim results though
2022-10-06 13:53
3 replies
>he has a huge part in contributing towards these grim results though possibly but that's basically the part I am unsure about and a reason why I still think he still can be very good in the future
2022-10-06 13:59
2 replies
ehh maybe. i dont think +device is going to fix the core of their issues they have but again who knows
2022-10-06 14:02
1 reply
just to be clear - I am not naive enough to think they are going to start winning trophies just like that. but I think this 1 move alone will make them a solid top 10 team that goes through group stages of big events on regular basis.
2022-10-06 14:06
Shhh, don't try to be reasonable with Astralis fanboys.
2022-10-06 13:35
1 reply
0/8 look at my flair
2022-10-06 13:37
#75
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Im just going to repeat this K0nfig is the one getting benches according to the same sources that leaked Astralis purchasing Device: jaxon.gg/sources-astralis-set-to-remove-.. Farlig will probably also get benched in favour of MISTR.
2022-10-06 14:41
You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain the entire squad had to disperse after winning 4th major title
2022-10-06 13:29
imo gla1ve is a very good IGL but only in his winning system (old astralis), but he hasn't shown too many promises whereas other great IGLs like karrigan were able to adapt and tweak their systems for different teams. Maybe he just needs to find the right pieces for his system again, just needs some stability in that astralis roster first and foremost. And a good awper
2022-10-06 13:35
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#76
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Let's also just point out that Karrigan has the most expensive roster (after G2) and literally a star player in every position. Faze where pretty bad before they got ropz.
2022-10-06 14:42
5 replies
yeah but he has made many roster work, mousesports before that, personally I think overall he is a better IGL because he has proven his worth with many different rosters so far But I agree that gla1ve didn't have the best players around him after the Nip move by device and the vitality move, and the astralis roster has been very unstable so far, it's not a good environment to thrive as an IGL. I'm hopeful that he'll be able to show us more if astralis decide to change some players around
2022-10-06 15:19
4 replies
#92
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
The problem with Gla1ve's situation is that when device returns people will probably just discredit it like "Well he can only do it with Device" Like try to remove broky and add Farlig and see how Karrigan does. If MOUZ is your ultimate example well the ultimate counter is that Karrigan did nothing with Astralis and TSM. Well they won a handful of small events but they flunked at every major they played. Karrigan is also 31, he has had a lot more time. Gla1ve's only tier 1 team is Astralis. Astralis was the best team in the world 4 years in a row (According to HLTV's year summary). that is an achievement that Karrigan will never beat.
2022-10-06 15:22
3 replies
yeah, I'm not against the idea that maybe gla1ve will be better than karrigan one day, but I value the ability to repeat reasonable success over success with only 1 specific parameter, and I think karrigan's time in CS has shown his ability to adapt and still be relevant after a 10+ year carreer. If gla1ve manages to get back to winning ways in the future, I would probably consider him a GOAT IGL. For now my GOAT is karrigan, that's a personal thing and I understand that some people think Gla1ve is better Also regarding ropz, I was just thinking that the fact that he wanted to join faze and get a smaller paycheck just to play with karrigan showed how much trust in him as an IGL he has. It's not like faze bought all the star players, most of those players were made to be stars and to shine under karrigan.
2022-10-06 15:29
2 replies
I strongly disagree with the Faze point. Rain was already a seasoned veteran and near major winner. Not a talent or "Super-star" but a veteran with high skill. TwistZz was already a super star when he came to Faze. He just came off his Liquid domination. Ropz was THE hottest talent when he came to Faze. Is it confirmed that his paycheck is smaller? Especially considering Faze is one of the richest orgs it wouldn't surprise me if he got a healthy paycheck. If that's the case, bro move but at the same time looking at the MOUZ roster he left, it's not really a surprise. Like Frozen was the only good player. Broky is sort of the exception, but when Karrigan joined Broky had been on the team for years, already proved himself. I think Karrigans best work was in MOUZ, he made Ropz, Woxic and Frozen shine. He failed the Faze roster once, with the worlds most expensive team. He didn't fail the second time with another star-studded expensive team. Gla1ve made Astralis good, then Kjaerbye left. They signed Magisk and they got even better.
2022-10-06 15:54
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I agree that rain is a veteran and always consistent on LAN, maybe the one in the roster karrigan had the least influence on Twistzzz is debatable imo, he's a star for sure but he wasn't utilised properly at the end of his time on liquid, I agree that maybe if another team picked him up and put him on a good role he would've done better than on liquid, but I think playing for karrigan hyped him up too if I recall the interviews correctly for the source on ropz's paycut dexerto.com/csgo/ropz-explains-why-he-to.. I agree that he would've left mouz anyways but he could've gone to G2 as well (and probably get a better pay too) for broky he was already on the team but I also think karrigan helped to improve him and utilise him better even if it was a star studded roster I think he really polished those stars and made them shine under his IGLing in faze
2022-10-06 16:05
He should call mist to cut that hair
2022-10-06 13:51
You don't know if Gla1ve is a better IGL than Karrigan of all time..? Are you serious? Compare the trophy cabinets lmao. Karrigan even playing with super teams most his carreer
2022-10-06 13:59
5 replies
its a common debate that people have on here about whis the GOAT igl but im not here to debate that and i even said gla1ve is the GOAT for me so
2022-10-06 14:01
4 replies
It's not really a common debate though. Karrigan hardly won anything in his career compared to Gla1ve, despite having played way longer
2022-10-06 14:05
3 replies
again, u can just search up GOAT igl hltv or karrigan vs gla1ve on google and 50 threads will pop up for u to read. karrigan has the upperhand in terms of longevity and his ability to build teams but gla1ve changed them game so. anyways i dont wanna debate this here before Faze fans come cancel me
2022-10-06 14:07
ANd gla1ve has only lead a single team that's in top 20, and even then astralis was already top 10 whne he joined. Karrigan has lead multiple teams to top 5 multiple times (These are the type of arguments that can be made, I honestly have no opinion on it so dont ask me lel)
2022-10-06 15:00
1 reply
Every team Karrigan lead was top 10 when he joined too lol
2022-10-06 15:01
#63
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Nepal triskacik
There's no fix everyone needs to understand that nowadays, glaive is not a good igl and player, xyp9x is a shit player, konfig is mostly a shit player, farlig is a shit player and blameF is the only good player in the team, u cannot fix them, u need to create a new team from the ashes of old astralis
2022-10-06 14:27
#77
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
I think this roster needs a strong overhall. A lot of people will throw Xyp9x and Gla1ve under the bus when they have roles that require a good team to shine. First off, it's strongly being leaked that K0nfig is getting benched and that Device is returning: jaxon.gg/sources-astralis-set-to-remove-.. A lot of people have been taking this as if Farlig is staying on the team. But i disagree. I think both K0nfig and Farlig will get benched. The team will most likely: + Device + Some rifler (Maybe MISTR?) - K0nfig - Farlig They might keep Farlig as a rifler for a little bit until they find a suitable replacement. Really smart of them to sell fessor and Zyphon now huh.
2022-10-06 14:47
5 replies
personally i think xyp’s form has actually recovered quite abit and he hasnt been that bad as of recent tbh and isnt a problem compared to something like k0nfig’s inconsistentcy or farligs bang average AWPing. I do agree with farlig and k0nfig probably getting benched although im not sure how farlig would fair rifling but someone like stavn to replace k0nfig would do bits but yeah idk now. mistr hasnt looked bad so far in the RMR i guess so he could be an okay addition but idk there are still so many holes imo.
2022-10-06 14:54
4 replies
#84
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Just - Farlig + Device is literally just a straight upgrade. They just add 2 things the team desperately need. Firepower and consistency. Im not 100% pro benching K0nfig though. Sure he is somewhat inconsistent but i think his inconsistency comes from a lack of supporting consistency and discipline. His highs are high. You can't even really say that about Farlig. He does a lot of dumb shit when he doesn't need to. That's why i think he needs discipline. And that counts for BlameF to btw he did a lot of dumb shit on nuke too. The dynamic duo of BlameF and K0nfig has shown it's greatness to. The problem is just that if K0nfig has an off day, all the pressure is put on BlameF and no player can hard carry a team in the difficult match ups. Just adding a not shit awper will give a lot of support Maybe giving K0nfig some extra time with Device back could be worth it. K0nfig is not suited as a star player, just in general an entry fragger is not meant to be a star player. It feels like k0nfigs confidence has been dented by him not living up to those immense expectations. Also like, MISTR has not had enough time to prove himself but how likely is it that Astralis can get a good replacement? And yes Xyp9x is not the problem. He rarely messes up. He is just doing what his role does. I watched farlig play anchor for like a couple of rounds on nuke and i wanted to rip my eyes out. I truly gained a lot more respect for Xyp9x.
2022-10-06 15:11
3 replies
For sure, device is a straight upgrade in terms of firepower and consistency The problem I have with k0nfig is that his highs are extremely high such as we saw in 2017 which to be fair was a long time ago but idk whats stopping him from doing the same again. Confidence, external factors? i mean idk but this isnt even the same k0nfig we saw on COL. Regarding ur point about having a good AWPer helping out BlameF when k0nfig has been having a shit game which has been quite a common theme tbh I heavily agree, this would relieve alot of the weight hes carrying. I do agree about k0nfig not being a star but nowdays in modern cs, you need at least 3 main stars and when I look at Astralis, theres BlameF, device and then…? While u look at Vitality who has Spinx, ZywOo and Magisk / dupreeh or NAVI who has b1t, s1mple and electronic. Is the device addition enough to cover k0nfig’s shortcomings? Then again, im not sure who they can sign. Xyp should not be replaced though I heavily agree he went from being fairly rated as the best clutcher itw when Astralis was at the top to being hated for underperforming but now hes back to a steady level. Not quite 2018 Xyp but certainly not bad either. Also just a hypothetical question what would u think about gla1ve in G2?
2022-10-06 15:20
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K0nfig had a very good Cologne, that was a high from him in my opinion. We saw the potential. Gla1ve switched roles with K0nfig and played entry fragger letting him trade Gla1ve. It immediately improved his performance. I think that's the right call, letting the IGL entry makes a lot of sence for this team, if the IGL dies it just makes it easier to call because he can focus on just calling. I honestly think K0nfig's problem is confidence. I think he has the potential to become a star not as an entry fragger but as a 2nd entry. Almost exactly like in Faze where Karrigan is the decoy and TwistZz the cleaning crew. The advantage to having 3 star players is that if one star player has an off day the 2 others can catch his slack. Even BlameF has bad days, and when that happens it's just over. But Device can fix that. And in the near future who could they sign? K0nfig rifling is 10x better than Farlig rifling. And from what i have seen from MISTR i don't think he is the solution either, but not a bad stand-in. Xyp9x is probably one of the most overhated players. Just in general a support player will only do good if the rest of the team is doing good. It doesn't matter how good of an anchor Xyp9x is when the enemy team always rushes the other site. Like just think about Nuke, NIP would never go ramp and if they did go ramp when Xyp9x was there they would get fucked. Because he is a fucking rock. He always get's a kill and falls back or takes a double and dies. It's just so important to have players like him. He has bad stats because half the time he is retaking sites. Tough question with G2 but i don't think he is the right fit. G2 is more a team in my opinion that's mottled after NAVI then Faze. NAVI isn't really a great tactical team but it has a shit ton of firepower. Faze on paper has less firepower then NAVI but they invest a lot of time and effor in the teams dynamics with clear roles, smart rotations and sharp tactics (Just like the old Astralis). The old Astralis didn't really have the mechanically best players either but their team worked like a well oiled machine. That's the system that Gla1ve is trying to recreate but can't because the individual firepower on Astralis is really low and K0nfig often doesn't have enough discipline to not do stupid shit. So the machine isn't working properly. I don't think the old Astralis had the best entry fragger, 2nd entry or Awper in the world. At any point. But the players just worked together so well. G2 is a team of firepower and ego's not a well oiled machine. They rely on the individual performances to win, not smart tactics or anti-strats. That's why i think Gla1ve would be a bad fit.
2022-10-06 15:43
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Sorry did not see your reply my notifications on mobile is a joke. That’s true for sure in Cologne where k0nfig wasnt the entry, where gla1ve was the main one doing the job their perfomances were much better. k0nfig’s main problem is definitely confidence. As you said, he feels as though he has to be the main man on the team and he probably feels awful that he has not been playing to the high standards that he probably holds himself to. And what you said is true, I really do not think there is like a certain upgrade in order to help BlameF + devve in terms of danish players in comparison to k0nfig. If they choose to go international then there are certainly players whom I would argue would be more consistent although they wont hit the peaks of k0nfig (Patsi, flameZ) though thats extremely unlikely. And agree about the point about xyp, stats only say so much but I feel as thouth xyp has been extremely solid as of recent in terms of holding ramp or his sites. Yes on T side he is a liability but so is most of the whole Astralis team. It’s kind of the same with interz where stats only say so much but you need someone that is willing to play the support role. Hmm the point about NAVI being more tactical than Faze I would disagree though. I think Blad3 has much more of a playbook and strats than Robban + karrigan. Watching Faze play is as though they are playing MM (not that its a bad thing) However, I do think Faze has more firepower so I dont really agree. However when NAVI was at their peak which was the last 6 months of 2021, I think that was the closest to Prime Astralis we have ever seen in a team in terms of being unbeatable and just so ahead of everyone. While Faze this year has been the best but they arent dominating in that way necessarily. Thats just my opinion though so yeah and although old Astralis didnt have the worlds best riflers or AWPers, they certainly did have top 5 riflers at that time (Magisk and dupreeh), a top 2 AWPer (device) and the best support in the game + the best IGL. But I get what you mean, they were just an incredibly well put together team. Also, we saw how good Astralis were as early as 2017 but replacing Kjaerbye with Magisk just made them literally unbeatable. That being said wont u think G2 players would be willing to listen to someone like gla1ve who has a proven track record and is of legendary status if they were willing to give someone like HooXi a chance?
2022-10-06 19:06
top2? lmfao more like top1 and the goat
2022-10-06 15:03
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did i disagree? i said gla1ve is the GOAT igl
2022-10-06 15:13
Karrigan best igl ???? - are you kidding me - he is 31 years old and first able to win tournaments - you gotta be kidding me by saying karrigan is top igl
2022-10-06 15:03
4 replies
did u read what i said??? i said there are a fuckton of debates on whos the GOAT igl but for me its gla1ve and only him.
2022-10-06 15:13
3 replies
but just bringing karrigan into that consideration just blew my mind
2022-10-06 15:20
2 replies
i mean hes top 2 with gla1ve for sure but yes if karrigan wins 2 more majors and a IGS then maybe we can have that debate
2022-10-06 15:22
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among danish IGLs right not worldwide ? karrigan is not even in top 10 of best IGLs, he is overrated and faze are winning on individiual skills
2022-10-06 15:24
Honestly i think Gla1ve needs to go International. The days of single nationality teams are fading, fast. And personally I think with the tools that G2 has - Gla1ve to G2 for HooXi is absolutely monumental and a great fit.
2022-10-06 19:19
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that is what im saying. G2 needs some identity and fucking structure which goat1ave will bring as he deserves the most respect out of anyone who has ever IGLed for G2. If Niko, m0nesy and hUnter listen to him, i have no doubt they will be a top 3 team itw
2022-10-06 19:23
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Canada loldougie
There is way too much Danish talent to go International in my opinion. They just need to figure out what the hell is going on, because they suuuuuuck
2022-10-06 19:26
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I mean Heroic just re signed stavn and Cadian so they arent leaving anytime soon. Nicoodoz isnt going to leave, valde is gone, Zyphon too. I dont think the rest of the Heroic core is going to leave though so who are some of the good pickups for Astralis?
2022-10-06 19:42
#118
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Israel cartmanNz
ill have to disagree with you, glav1e wasnt able to control k0nfig's attitude, how in the world do you think he'll be able to control niko?!
2022-10-06 19:30
I think the hate Gla1ve gets atm is fucking ridiculous, it's a release of 3 years of Astralis beating everybody's favourite teams and now Astralis in the shitter people are brave enough to spout sum shit. This plus the morons who think Karrigan is goat trying to beat the man while he's down and Karrigan has like 3x the firepower, telling y'all gla1ve with a consistent roster that won't whiff every 2nd shot and he'll win the FaZe match up more times than not. Device coming into the roster is bigger than what most people think it is, it'll boost everybody on CT at a minimum and for T sides Konfig has more support as Device can play aggressively with him with results. I'd say +Device and if after 6-9 months xyp still sucks -Xyp Coming from delusional astralis fan
2022-10-06 19:43
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