konfig was never the problem? Everyone disapproved of his removal.
I mean both missed easy shots constantly and K0nfig threw rounds as a double agent with dumb pushes constantly. Y'all have insane short-term memories, K0nfig has 1 decent game and all problems disappear. As for Farlig, watch the Cologne quater/semi finals, although I will say Farlig was miss used, he was an aggressive awper playing too passive, he was sick in his old team
They removed konfig for out of game reasons.
BlameF not playing with the pack, using xyp as the entry a lot because of that
tier 1 teams are allowed to have only one bad player, and that is usually the igl. Astralis have three. They're not on the same level as tier two teams and they have less firepower than some cis teams 5 stacks, no wonder whye they're bad.
they definitely were problems but not the only problems...and buzz isnt ready, xyp9x and gla1ve are pretty bad and even their game plan is questionable
top 10 teams have 1 or 2 bots max astralis has 3 bots + baitF
astralis could be a good team if baitF was leeching a more aggressive star rifler like yekindar or niko instead of buzz
Dupreeh is missing, he was part of the core that made them play in cohesion and I believe he cheered everyone up which is probably an underrated thing for the team spirit.
washed up, even magisk and dupreeh are washed in vitality
with all respect to dupreeh and his all 19 major appearance, true goat
Give buzz some time to become more comfortable and don't change the roster every 6 months. Astralis need stability.
ofc they were problems the thing is they werent the only ones lol
the team needs another agressive rifler. thats all. -glav1e (sorry bud, Id like to see you coaching).
Farlig was a problem, konfig wasn't. The real problem is the poor decisions management keeps making. They are getting what they deserve for signing hunden.
k0nfig was not , he took some roles and was a coinflip but he was not a problem at least back then (xyp + farlig were )
but if you think farlig was not a problem , then you are either delusional or just spewing shit out of your ass , farlig was great in T2 , he even had a decent first month with astralis but failed to deliver big time , even to his tier 2 level , he was the main problem at the time , even going above botminister ( xyp was barley avg 0.90 at the time ) , so many misses , god pistol player , avg rilfer but a bad awper
watching device hit shots is so nice , because i remeber farlig never being able to hit those
Watching him as his teammate would make me wanna throw too
nah farlig was most definetly the problem if you watched the games
Gla1ve cant frag and his strats are mediocre
5th best danish igl rn
Gla1ve giving 99% instead of 100% because he has other priorities now. He needed to be on the verge of burnout to bring the best of himself, not to mention the org being chepass and not spending on four good fraggers on the roster.
Xyp is washed since 2020 or so, but the org gave him a huge paycheck and now wants to keep him because otherwise too expensive and makes the org look incompetent (which they are but thats like 90% of the orgs anyway)
This partner teams thing is also ruining cs because players and orgs dont need to be better anymore. Hence you have crazy shit like all these upsets and G2 actually winning a big trophy, possibly even a major.
Wdym? Fartlick was pretty bad awper
Blamef needs to play similar style to Niko
all 5 people on the team were a problem.
1) K0nfig either went 22-8 or 8-22 most of the time
2) BlameF solid mega baiter who could atleast trade and was effective on CT but now he just goes aggro and dies and gives a rifle to the team on eco.
3) gla1ve can't call a T-side to save his life or shoot. At that point might as well be like hooxi and get traded which nobody on Astralis can be trusted to do.
4) Xyp's performance, while improved is still inconsistent
5) Farlig was always a consistent 0.7-0.8 rating awper who, admittedly had the occasional carry.
one problem was solved by bringing in device, the k0nfig's problem has been made worse by bringing in basically a younger k0nfig but less experienced.
There are still 3 more problems to be addressed
The problem is not really blameF, he is good, the proble is astralis playstyle. When blameF is the one to get in front and get map control they hav success, with devide trying entry once in a while the problem is Blames' playstyle doesnt last long, and fall back again just to get save positions to get kills. He has Always been like that. There are awpers that have that playstyle like Jame that prefer to save his weapon for the next round then risk it and eventually win the round. They are both stat padders. xyp9x is a great support and buzz a great lurker/anchor. They could use gla1ve as bait and entry but is difficult to call if the team is just passive and he is holding for then to push himself to get ground.
Astralis should be much better with k0nfig they kick him for that nonsens in malta what a joke, clown organisation astralis haha
Sometimes a team of five goes "click", sometimes it doesn't.
Fnatic? I don't get the "click" feeling, but they are actually doing better than in a long time, right?
"The Vitastrality" project looked promising, but it didn't "click" right away, didn't it ... NOW it looks much better!
AlexiB at G2? I thought "wow" ... but no. Now with hooxi they look GREAT!
And now NiP actually look waaaay better than in a looong time ... with AlexiB and ... as you mentioned with k0nfig! Something is goin' on over dere now!
Liquid? Still at the top of the elite, but not as "clicky" as I thought.
EG, OG, Complexity? For SURE nothing has "clicked" yet. Mouz? Yeah, well ... meeh ...
BiG ... WHO would've thought that Syrson benched himself ...
And yes: Astralis ...
After nearly THREE years of this and that roster-dilly-dally'ing around ... as they would say in London ... It STILL hasn't "clicked".
They somehow seem to be even more than just beating up tier2 and 3 regularly but just CAN'T get a footing in top10.
Four time Major winners? You only get there if you know a little somdin somdin about the game. BlameF? Not many players at the elite level enjoys a fight against him in a 1v1.
Buzz? Yes, a lotta talent at the Astralis Talent level ...
(I'm not sure how "clicky" NaVi has been lately, but they're look DAMMMN strong anyways!
I can't wrap my head around Heroic: Simply wonderful to watch! I guess Cadian's charismatic aura can make ANY group "click"!)
Furia, C9, Virtus Pro, Ence ... no comments.
As I final conclusion of this little essay: FaZe has been THE MOST "clicky" team we've seen since the "best team of all f**in' time".)
TLDR: Sometimes a lineup "click". Astralis hasn't "clicked" yet after the Kings of Counter Strike disbanded.
well nice try. cya in 2o24 RMR.
Xyp9x and gla1ve is the problem calls are bad and xyp9x is just washed
gla1ve cannot adapt to his team, just like said here he misues his teammates instead of playing with their stengths. Their whole structure is fucked.
major banned cheater coach HUNDEN
washed up Xyp9x
k0nfig was not removed because of play but yes it was indeed a dumb decision in hindsight
and farlig was not good lol. Would u rather want him over device??
terrible thread lmao
the real problems are xyp and gla1ve they are washed
One of the main problems is our perception of them and the expectations that they should be gunning for top1 because of there past.
Their problem in comparison to those times is they lost zonic who was a massive part of their success. Their core lineup was disrupted when dev1ce left for nip. Glave had a kid and is probably not getting enough sleep or doing as much practice as all these mad kids are now.
Blamef is a baiter.
They lost magisk who in my opinion was and still is a player who can be a difference maker in games and pull off some mad stuff.
They now have a young inexperienced player who is still learning the ropes.
Also Losing dupreeh seems to of had a detrimental affect on xyp.
Also there were talks that astralis as a business were not doing so well financially.
So overall there are many factors as to why they are not the major winning force they used to be. The peak of astralis was building for many years with the core 3 players constant semi finals. Took them years and years to get to the point of dominance.
No one ever said K0nfig was the problem
He was kicked for another reason
I suspect that gla1ve is no longer hungry, and to some extent xyp9x.
I can't blame gla1ve at all. He won it all, and choosing between family and watching demos at night seems like an easy choice.
Buzz is doing fine, not great, but he is doing fine. Somehow I hope he could learn to IGL, as his coms. according to device, is relatively unaffected by being in the middle of a duel. Great asset for an IGL. He also seems quite likable. To me, the unknown factor is how much of a tactical understanding he has, and how much he wants to expand on this understanding.
k0nfig was never a problem on server, it's just cos of him getting into fights (a reputational risk indeed but not when u take hunden afterwards)
farlig was an obvious problem but 1) they fixed awping problem just to create another problem with k0nfig kick, 2) they still have xyp & gla1ve. that's why his kick didn't impact pretty much anything
everyone knows this except silvers
edit: there's also silvers who knows this
Xyp is washed, gla1ve is still in 2017, Blamef has to bait others if he dies its basically gg, botvice is consistent but that doesnt help with much, buzz is green bit still a fairly decent player
glaive is trash too but they need igl i guess
They should make blameF IGL, get rid of gla1ve and xyp, apologize to k0nfig and give him a good deal, keep Buzz and spend whatever is required to buy a fifth player with great firepower. Instant era
-Xyp and glaive
- inc. snappi and staehr
If konfig would have stayed than they would be brutal
Hades was not the problem too.
They get kicked, they bounce back, they work on themselves. It didn't mean konfig on astralis was good.
Fartlig was problem
can't hit easy shots