First point is rough bro. You can't just take a well-known sports term and then completely change it to fit your argument and act like it's some unspoken rule. To be a playmaker means to take the initiative in attacking or by setting up your teammates to "score" or in this case i guess kill. BlameF does neither, so he isn't a playmaker. BlameF's role is to clean up and close out rounds not set them up. He is a star player and has some of the best roles but not a playmaker
This whole narrative about "3 playmakers and 2 supportive guys" is wrong, it's an outdated mold that Astralis moved past 5 years ago. The game has changed since then. You mention 2 teams when really it's 4 of the top 5 teams. Who in Vitality is a "supportive" player outside of Apex (Who on certain maps also doesn't play supportively). The modern mold is to have 1 or 2 star players that get all of the best roles and then switch around the supportive elements between all of the other players. Some may take on more than others on different maps but you don't just have 2 shitters and 3 gods. It doesn't work. Just look at how well it's working for C9.
Your "idea" of 3 playmakers and 2 supportive guys sounds more like 2 anchors and 3 roamers. But most top teams atleast give one of their anchors good positions on t-side. Like Magisk and Sjuush who is 2nd entry on t or i mean i don't even know how to describe Rain's role.
I would rather have seen Astralis gamble. Also the bad thing with Borup is that he isn't a sellable asset if he fails. Just another ruined player.
If i had to pitch my idea. They should have signed Regali on a free. Astralis might be in the shitter, but they are atleast better than OG. Take Device off the awp, and let him entry/Anchor which he is very good at, and try out Regali awping. If it doesn't work out you can always switch back the roles. And if that also doesn't work out you can put him on the academy team or resell him.
It is so interesting to me that Device who is arguably one of the most versatile players is almost always exclusively awping. Now would be the perfect time to make some bold changes.