Astralis: A legend in the making

Astralis' No.1 spot in the world will be put to the test at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, so we went through the numbers and compared the Danes' current run with those from other great teams of the past.

Struggling for titles

To begin the story of Astralis going on one of the most dominant runs in CS:GO's history, we must go back to June 2017, when the Danes' previous roster featuring Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye lost the No. 1 spot. At that point, the reinvigorated SK and the Nikola "NiKo" Kovač-infused FaZe had already begun pulling ahead of Astralis, who had claimed their last title at IEM Katowice in early March and went on to lose to their former teammate Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad in StarSeries Season 3's grand final and in the IEM Sydney semi-finals.

A new dawn was on the horizon with Astralis out of the running for the title of the best team in the world, which would go on to belong to SK for most of the remainder of 2017 while FaZe enjoyed a brief period in the limelight in October-November after bringing in Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács.

After IEM Katowice 2017, Astralis struggled to stay at the top

Although Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander & co. remained competitive for the next six months and stayed in the top-five on the back of deep runs at most tournaments they attended, titles eluded them. They only reached two finals before the end of the year, at ELEAGUE Premier and at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, where they played with Dennis "dennis" Edman as Nicolai "device" Reedtz took a break to deal with his ongoing health issues.

While the AWPer was missing for the last three events of 2017 — BLAST, ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, and ECS Season 4 Finals —, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen took up the mantle and did well enough with the big green gun that he stayed in the role even after device returned for the ELEAGUE Major in January 2018. The team thought it to be the solution to role clashes between dupreeh and Kjaerbye, which had initially resulted in the former moving to a lurking position, a role device ended up taking up in Atlanta.

The final blow

But it all went horribly wrong. Astralis suffered one of the biggest blows of their history, exiting the Major in the groups for the very first time with the long-standing core of dupreeh, device and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. The Danes went home after a 1-3 record in the Swiss stage, only defeating North while losing one-sided matches to mousesports, fnatic, and Cloud9, with device looking in poor shape and out of his comfort zone, ending the tournament with his worst performance in years.

"Looking back now, I must admit that it wasn't the right call, but back then everything just felt so good. When we played with a stand-in and dupreeh was the AWP, it felt good. We had role issues with dupreeh and Kjaerbye, and that is why we did the change, because dupreeh wanted the same role as Kjaerbye and he couldn't have it. So device said that dupreeh could have the AWP and that he could take his role instead. It was a bad decision, but it happens," gla1ve reflected in our interview with him at StarSeries i-League S4.

After his return, device was in poor shape at the ELEAGUE Major

Before January was over, device returned to his long-time role as the AWPer, but, at the time, the team had no idea that they would have to tackle a roster change as well. At the beginning of February, Kjaerbye signed with North, leaving his former team speechless as they learned about their teammate's departure mere hours before it was announced to the world.

"We were, of course, sad about losing at the Major, but we knew that we had just changed roles and that we could fix our mistakes, so I think that everybody was really motivated to go back and play with the old playstyle, with device as the AWPer. It came to a big surprise to all of us, I must admit, that Kjaerbye decided to go to North. It was nothing that we would ever expect, to be honest," gla1ve said in the aforementioned interview.

With just days left before the ESL Pro League roster lock and a little over two weeks ahead of the next big tournament, StarSeries i-League Season 4, Astralis had to find a last-minute replacement. They found it in Emil "Magisk" Reif, whom the organization quickly managed to transfer from OpTic - the 20-year-old's home for approximately four months.

Promising beginnings with Magisk

Soon it was time for their debut in Kiev, which, all in all, went well for a team that had only had two weeks' worth of practice. Astralis made the playoffs with a 3-1 record in the Swiss group stage after three convincing wins and a loss to G2, and lost narrowly to the eventual finalists of the tournament, Natus Vincere, in the quarter-finals.

"At Starladder you could feel we only had the basics, we didn't have as many strats as you'd normally like, and setups and stuff like that, but I think we did really well compared to what you could expect. I think we had a good chance to go to the semi-finals as well, we maybe even should have on the second map at least, on the third map Na`Vi did destroy us, to be fair.

"I think we're happy with the improvement at StarSeries and I think we learned a lot from that tournament, what we need to fix. We watched every single match together and we wrote down a few things from every match that we had to improve on." - Magisk at IEM Katowice.

Immediately after, they travelled to Katowice to try to defend their IEM title from last year. gla1ve's squad placed first in their group after beating Renegades, SK, and Liquid, the last of whom they had defeated in Ukraine as well, and their journey ended in the semi-finals, courtesy of FaZe.

Nobody could foresee how Magisk's arrival would rekindle Astralis

Over the course of the first two tournaments, it was apparent that there was still work to be done before Astralis could challenge for titles, but at least they knew that the role clashes were gone, as dupreeh returned to his more aggressive playstyle while Magisk got a lot of his old North roles.

"My role in Astralis is quite different [to my role in OpTic], it's more like the laid-back player, the outer positions, like on Mirage I play B apps, on Inferno I play banana, that's quite a good position. In general it's not that I have the positions people didn't want to play, but we made sure dupreeh got the T roles he really wanted, because he's been wanting to get into some of the roles Kjaerbye played a lot, so we gave him what he wanted.

"On almost every map I kind of play the same spots as I used to in North and dignitas, so I played them a lot, I just have to get back into it. That's going to take time, but it's already getting better with each match, I think." - Magisk at IEM Katowice

Reclaiming the throne

In retrospect, it seemed as if it was only a matter of practice time before Astralis would reach their potential. They had over a month to catch up, adding more strategies, setups, and bettering team play with their new player before DreamHack Masters Marseille rolled around. The Danes also gained a lot of confidence online, in which they looked in great form with a 28-6 record over the course of six weeks between Katowice and the French tournament.

In Marseille, Astralis simply looked unstoppable. Not only did the team look much more well-rounded, every player was in great shape, which helped them pull off a fantastic run to their first title in over a year. Beating Space Soldiers, Liquid, FaZe (who had Richard "Xizt" Landström standing in), fnatic, and Natus Vincere, the Danish squad only lost one map to the American team and an average of a little over seven rounds per map over the course of the $250,000 tournament. Astralis reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the rankings on April 23, almost 11 months after they had last stood at the top.

"Everybody has been in the grind mode, even individually, after practice people play a lot of FPL and stuff like that and really motivated, and there's a great attitude when it comes to talking about mistakes. It's not like someone is mad at someone else for making a mistake.

"We have great team conversations and we talk about everything, and we have goals for every practice that we want to focus on and try and implement into our game, and I think that kind of training and practice has been really good for us." - Magisk at DreamHack Masters Marseille.

Astralis caught up with practice before Marseille, and it made a world of difference

Astralis went on to display a similar level of dominance for most of IEM Sydney a week later, despite getting off to a slower start with an overtime win over NRG. dupreeh & co. won six out of seven maps on the way to the final, with their opponents failing to reach double digits, before meeting FaZe once more. This time, karrigan & co. were better prepared with Xizt and took down the Danes after three close maps, which saw three overtimes played.

That proved to be only a stumble on the journey to greatness. Astralis were back to winning ways at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, pulling off another incredibly convincing run to the grand final, including a tasty revenge on FaZe, who took just nine rounds over two maps in the tournament's semi-finals.

Having beaten Liquid once already in the groups, the Danish heavyweights looked to go undefeated as they stomped the North American team on Dust2 16-1 in the best-of-five final. While that didn't happen, as Nick "nitr0" Cannella's side made it an exciting fourth map after all, Astralis went back home with their second trophy of 2018 and dupreeh claimed his first MVP medal ever, putting behind his reputation for disappearing in the big matches.

At that time, Astralis had attended three tournaments in the last month, and that pace would have continued had they gone to every big tournament on offer. However, to avoid feeling burned out from all the travelling and unrelenting schedules, as well as to make sure they were well prepared for the next tournaments, the team decided to skip StarSeries i-League Season 5 and ESL One Belo Horizonte in June.

"I think it's good for the team, and we talk from experience, with device being sick and all that, so I think it's good to take a break now and then. We had a run with three events in a row with Marseille, Sydney and then Dallas, so we travel quite a lot and that's why it's important that we rest.

"People say that we're riding on a wave right now, that we beat everyone, and that we could have probably won StarSeries, but, in the end, it's not going to be good for you if you just attend every event. You need to give your players a rest at some point." - Danny "zonic" Sørensen at ECS Season 5 Finals.

While that helped Na`Vi and FaZe grab a big title each — and an Intel Grand Slam win in the latter team's case —, Astralis could hardly regret their decision when they hoisted another trophy at ECS Season 5 Finals without losing a single map in the process, adding another grand final win over Liquid, who once again got close but couldn't bring down the giants.

After placing second to FaZe at IEM Sydney, Astralis were quickly back to winning ways at ESL Pro League S7 and ECS S5 Finals

Somehow, device, the MVP of the London event, felt that Astralis didn't play at their best despite winning all maps, perhaps because four of the six maps they played got a little too close for comfort compared to some of their previous runs:

"In all honesty, it was quite a short event for us since it was only six maps in total. We had great preparations because we didn't go to StarSeries and we felt going into this tournament, but I don't think we performed our best. We got off to slow starts in many of the matches and I think the other teams got better throughout." - MVP interview with device at ECS Season 5 Finals

After enjoying a nearly a month-long break thanks to skipping Belo Horizonte, Astralis looked comfortable at the beginning of ESL One Cologne, passing the groups without much drama except for an overtime on Dust2 against G2 in the match for first place. However, Na`Vi, who had been showing their teeth for months, stopped the Danes in their tracks in the semi-finals after a close affair in which Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev didn't even bring his A game, with other players stepping up instead.

Astralis quickly shrugged off the top-four finish and were back to their former selves two weeks later, at ELEAGUE Premier, where they avoided Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's team and instead met Cloud9, Liquid, and mousesports — all familiar and very favorable matchups, especially Liquid, whom gla1ve & co. had been facing all year long and beating every time. This time was no different, as they met nitr0's team twice yet again, in the groups and in the grand final, and completed another undefeated run for their fourth trophy in 2018.

"Honestly, looking back, when we brought Magisk into the team, I knew it could be really good, but not this good. I said it in an interview previously, this is the best lineup I've ever played in. It's the strongest the core of dupreeh, Xyp9x, and I, have been in. I didn't expect to get this good, this quickly, but we found a really great system that works for us." - device after Astralis' win at ELEAGUE Premier

The second-best start of all time

With their grand final victory over Liquid, the current lineup of Astralis has reached 75 maps played offline. That is enough of a sample size to compare it to some of the best lineups of all time, such as the original NiP roster, the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 versions of fnatic, the various French lineups representing LDLC and EnVyUs, and the Brazilians of Luminosity and SK.

You can see the best 75-map starts in the graphic below:

With a 59-16 record over their first 75 maps (a staggering 79% win rate), the current lineup of Astralis holds the second-best start of all time, trailing only behind the legendary NiP, who had no real competition apart from VeryGames for nearly the first eight months of CS:GO's existence in the competitive scene and racked up an 87-0 streak before suffering their first loss in April 2013.

As you can see, the Danes are ahead of some incredible competition when it comes to the best starts of all time. That includes both versions of fnatic, who had their own eras in 2014-2016, and the current FaZe, whose runs at ELEAGUE Premier and ESL One New York last year set them up for a 19-3 start before they dropped off, among other successful lineups of the game's history.

That goes on to prove just how difficult it is to dominate as much as Astralis have over the last six months, especially considering that they went 13-8 at their first two tournaments with Magisk, StarSeries i-League Season 4 and IEM Katowice. That leaves them with a 46-8 record since their first title run in Marseille — an unbelievable 85% win rate.

How did they do it?

All statistics below are from LAN tournaments since February

Firstly, all of Astralis' players have stayed in great shape for most of the six months they have played together so far. Of course, device is their biggest star and he has been proving that time and time again, averaging a 1.27 rating (the second highest at big events behind s1mple), which is worthy of a top-three player in the world.

However, the trio of Magisk, gla1ve, and dupreeh aren't that far behind with ratings between 1.19 and 1.17, while Xyp9x sits at 1.08. The in-game leader's individual level has perhaps been the most impressive, as you'd have a hard time finding any other player in that role capable of keeping up with gla1ve.

Everyone has their skillset and they are all utilized in a way that fits into their system. device and dupreeh are two of the best players in the world at opening up rounds, with the former boasting 0.15 opening kills per round and a 63.4% success rate and the latter 0.13 opening kills per round and a 57.3% success rate, which makes up half of the team's total of 0.56 opening kills per round.

Astralis' ability to get openings more often than not is well-complemented by the fact that the team has great composure and an amazing understanding of how to capitalize on early advantages, as shown by their FTU statistics; when they got the opening kill, they won the round 81.2% of the time (significantly more than any other team). What's more, they're also one of the best teams in the world at turning around 4v5 situations, of which they won nearly 33%.

When it comes to gla1ve, he's the man for just about anything. He is an above-average player in practically every regard, contributing well to opening kills (0.10 per round) and multikills (0.18 per round), while also scoring a lot of assists (0.16 per round) and clutches (26). But, above all, the in-game leader particularly excels at flashing, making up 0.07 of the team's 0.20 flash assists per round, as well as dealing utility damage with 7.9 ADR of Astralis' 29.0 total utility ADR, with Xyp9x and Magisk also contributing well in that regard with 6.4 and 6.3 ADR, respectively.

That is down to their timely usage of molotovs and grenades, an aspect of the game the that has been focusing on and has come to be known for, with zonic pushing the team to find spots to nade-stack.

"I think it's not a secret that we've been practicing a lot of double nade stacks. It's basically a thing that Danny, zonic, came up with in practice, he was so eager that we had to try this, because he had found some nades and in an official game we kill so many on it, like it was on Overpass."

"It's become a thing in our team now that we have to find so many spots where we can nade, but kudos to Danny, because it was his thing to do, and it worked out, it's shown in the grenade stats and it's shown in the game. It has no risk when we do it and the reward is so high, it can potentially be a kill or someone is left with 10 HP, so it's really insane that we can do it. That's one of the things that we improve on, we come up with innovative things, one of many I would say." - Xyp9x at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals

Even when it comes to smokes, which we can't gauge in any other way than the eye test, gla1ve has a knack for timings, holding on to his utility until the perfect moment arises, which is something the rest of the team also seems to have a good understanding of and often is the key difference between them losing the round and winning it.

Xyp9x generally gets the least action, the fewest opening kills and multikills, but that's not his job. As the most passive of the five and, in most cases, the anchor player as CT, he's there to survive for as long as possible and clean up rounds with his clutching ability, with 29 clutches to his name. He is, alongside device, the hardest player to kill with only 0.57 deaths per round, and boasts 0.17 assists per round (tied first), which has helped him rack up the most support rounds (rounds in which he got an assist, survived, or was traded) out of everyone; 25.3%.

Looking at the map pool, Astralis have a massive advantage in being able to play all seven maps after the change from Cobblestone, their former go-to veto, to Dust2. And they've been great on most of them, as they're undefeated on Nuke (15-0) and Dust2 (4-0), and also highly successful on Inferno (after improving on it before Marseille) and Mirage as the two most played maps in the map pool. Overpass has been one of their signature maps for a long time and nothing has changed in that regard, with the team having an 11-3 record on it. Their only weakness is Train because of their poor Terrorist side (37% round win rate across six maps), but they've been able to balance it out with an immaculate CT side (71% win rate).

Astralis' map pool has been incredibly strong since Marseille

The CT side is actually where Astralis are without a shadow of a doubt the best team in the world. And it doesn't seem to matter which map they play, aside from Cache, which tends to be more Terrorist-sided overall, as they won between 64 to 71% of CT rounds (think 10-5 to 11-4 halves) on each of the other six maps. That is hard to compete with when they can also boast a solid T side, having won 54% of rounds on the Terrorist side since February, which is also a number few teams can touch, namely FaZe and Natus Vincere.

We must naturally also consider the level of competition over that period. There are those who doubt such a run would not have been possible had SK, now MIBR, stayed at their level of late 2017 and had FaZe not tackled roster issues with olofmeister taking a long break in March. And that is a fair objection. Even zonic admitted that there is some truth to it at ESL One Cologne when asked about roster instability towards the end of the season:

"It's kind of both ways because I do believe we are the best team in the world right now, but there is always this factor about "yeah, but we haven't seen them play against FaZe with olofmeister and MIBR is not on their A-game right now". But it's always nice, especially for a guy like me who is particularly very nervous before our games, to play against teams who are struggling against us.

"So I don't mind them spending a little bit more time figuring out how to play as a team. I think that you will see FaZe and MIBR and Cloud9 and all these teams being 100% ready for the Major. I'm pretty sure they will be." - zonic at ESL One Cologne

However, with Na`Vi looking like a legitimate contender for the No. 1 spot and FaZe back with their full roster, DreamHack Masters Stockholm and the FACEIT Major — where Astralis have to go through the New Challengers stage — are shaping up to be a challenge for the Danes. If they win both, particularly the Major title, which is about the only thing they're missing, there should remain little doubt that the current Astralis squad are on the way to becoming the best lineup of all time, or that they can already be called as such.

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Ok
2018-08-28 16:32
#5
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Turkey tastemycobra 
nooooo why?
2018-08-28 16:33
xDDDDDDDD
2018-08-28 16:33
#11
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India Cutlass 
making
2018-08-28 16:33
oh i forgot. it's danishcstv now again. still better than, "mertz.i swear he is a god tier player" news tho xD
2018-08-28 16:42
#36
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India Cutlass 
nt tharki
2018-08-28 16:41
#7
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-08-28 16:33
This publication served to reinforce how good the NIP was before ... 75 fucking victories ... omg ... this best team ever
2018-08-28 16:59
Nice name 😂
2018-08-28 18:07
ty
2018-08-28 18:21
#106
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Denmark Menterx 
Yes, but with so little competison at the time, it's not that impressive, if they did it now on the other hand then it would be insain...
2018-08-28 18:22
+5
2018-08-28 20:07
That NiP didn't even have ONE bad map(although close ones) in 75 is the impressive thing here.. I mean with all the random shit that can happen in cs.
2018-08-28 20:41
#158
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
On the contrary, it's still impressive... Agreed it was during the time CS:GO was unknown to the masses, but 87 straight offline victories is just nutty no matter the time.
2018-08-28 21:11
#205
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Denmark Menterx 
Totally agree, I think they were very good indeed and i'm not trying to take anything away from NIP.
2018-08-29 10:07
astralis noobs omegalul
2018-08-28 16:33
+1
2018-08-28 18:22
#128
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Canada Herodionus 
NIP in 2018 lul
2018-08-28 19:01
#3
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United Kingdom UnderKass 
Expected nubz
2018-08-28 16:32
Hltv is rigged
2018-08-28 16:33
yeah, expected from danish website
2018-08-28 17:09
#202
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Indonesia Astranesia 
+1 boringtralis
2018-08-29 09:13
#211
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
lul russian troll
2018-08-29 13:24
#6
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Sweden deadvein 
interesting
2018-08-28 16:33
ty
2018-08-29 07:38
#9
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Finland perkelemeister 
Yes
2018-08-28 16:33
#10
k1to | 
Germany Koreandoo 
Tier 2
2018-08-28 16:33
#12
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Europe b7ack0ut 
n1ce
2018-08-28 16:33
gr8 article, read it all
2018-08-28 16:34
#45
trustt | 
Switzerland me_bro 
+1, enjoyed reading this topic. Proud Na`Vi fan, S1mplus_Electroncere.
2018-08-28 16:50
Yes
2018-08-28 18:37
#14
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Germany Pexxon 
very nice
2018-08-28 16:34
#15
f0rest | 
Slovakia Zworx 
nice reading
2018-08-28 16:34
HAHAHAHAHAH what a joke only cause HLTV is made by danes
2018-08-28 16:34
weinen ist frei
2018-08-28 16:35
WOW you support Asstralis? I lost all respect...
2018-08-28 16:36
u support vp? lost all respect
2018-08-28 18:34
What is dis respect?
2018-08-28 18:41
+1
2018-08-28 18:18
#107
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Denmark Menterx 
Haha, well well, someone is salty af! ;-)
2018-08-28 18:24
speaking the truth
2018-08-28 20:47
+1
2018-08-29 09:38
The numbers speak for themselves, Astralis have the second best 75-map run in history, and has been dominant lately. Danish website or not, it's a team worth talking about.
2018-08-29 15:38
#17
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Ukraine carxandrecwb 
AstralizZzZzZ
2018-08-28 16:34
#110
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World memyselfandI 
Dominance can be boring, true that.
2018-08-28 18:34
#212
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
Well played CS is nevah booooring!! IMO
2018-08-29 13:26
good
2018-08-28 16:34
Overrated team
2018-08-28 16:34
Prove your point please
2018-08-28 20:45
#20
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Australia Australis 
My bois
2018-08-28 16:34
How did they do it? By skipping half the tournaments, thus not establishing a real era.
2018-08-28 16:35
#120
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Other khorkalba 
Skipping, or just losing... Three biggest tournaments this year: EL Major: Astralis finished 12th-14th IEM Katowice: Astralis finished 3rd-4th ESL One Cologne: Astralis finished 3rd-4th Eras are built on winning ALL of the biggest events during a year. How can Astralis have an era when they haven't even won one? Dominating NA teams in the LAN finals of an online league doesn't make up for losing Cologne. And even if they win the FACEIT major they still won't have an era in my opinion. It might make them the best team overall for 2018, but that isn't quite the same thing as dominating the way NiP, Fnatic and SK did.
2018-08-28 18:49
lmao mad
2018-08-28 19:19
He has a point tho :P
2018-08-28 21:07
#180
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Denmark MeToxi 
He's twisting reality to support his claim.
2018-08-28 23:19
"dominating all big name tournaments" "the way sk did" sk only won the 2 majors and a random epl season in 2016 sk didnt win eleague major katowice pgl krakow almost lost to Virtus LUL in Epicenter IEM Oakland ESL One NY and almost lost to Astralis with a STAND IN "eras are built on winning all of the big events" hahahHAHAHAHAH
2018-08-29 01:34
#213
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
plus one
2018-08-29 13:29
+1
2018-08-29 15:39
#219
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World memyselfandI 
Poor Fnatic fan. Having to write such a bunch of mambo jambo trying to downplay astralis performance, so his fnatic team looks relatively better. Not much different than childhood bullying in school. Childish.
2018-08-29 21:26
#124
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Denmark Dev0ur^ 
They haven't skipped any big tournaments in 2018? And they only skipped ESL Cologne in 2017, because they wanted to prepare for the major which was one week after the event or so...
2018-08-28 18:55
Wow will be a nice read
2018-08-28 16:35
#24
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Portugal B1az3d 
Mibr is better
2018-08-28 16:35
+1
2018-08-28 18:34
#25
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Brazil Botzera__ 
nuke - 12 winrate 100% Pog
2018-08-28 16:36
best teams ever !!
2018-08-28 16:36
#29
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Nothing new there. Best team by far.
2018-08-28 16:38
#30
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Nah that's cat456
2018-08-28 16:39
#54
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Nop
2018-08-28 16:59
+1
2018-08-28 18:00
#167
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Germany Trax_ 
+1
2018-08-28 21:43
#31
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Turkey Alpyy 
AstralEZ
2018-08-28 16:39
Ez curse why Striker why.
2018-08-28 16:40
#34
ALEX | 
Sweden 444SEN 
hltv checks out LUL
2018-08-28 16:40
#35
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Canada kyzradaM 
Good article
2018-08-28 16:40
expected from HLTV. Good article tho. But this major belongs to FaZe.
2018-08-28 16:45
faze in majors lol even as have better chance
2018-08-28 17:20
funny who were runner-up last major? yet the team had like 6 months together. lol. kebab logic nt. FaZe only lost because karrigan choked hard
2018-08-28 20:01
Faze it’s not team just players. Never they will win major
2018-08-28 20:35
ok mr. seer can u read my future as well?
2018-08-28 20:42
Oh man. I wish the C9 win at Boston was not a fluke, and now everybody is a fool now that the major win was dumb luck/overperformance.
2018-08-29 03:46
faze vs astralis final would be so epic its unbelievable
2018-08-28 19:08
+1. Archenemies duking out an age old rivalry
2018-08-28 21:39
#39
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Malaysia byaIi 
A stralis
2018-08-28 16:46
And navi can beat this ,,legend in making,, Does it mean NaVi are legends?
2018-08-28 16:47
#41
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Nepal Avhy 
Yes.
2018-08-28 16:48
#53
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Really navi top1
2018-08-28 16:59
#79
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
Ence can beat astralis. Does that mean that Ence is also a legendary team? Nice logic btw.
2018-08-28 17:34
Show me when ENCE won against astralis this year
2018-08-28 18:09
#122
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
I have never said that they have beaten them but that they're able to beat them?
2018-08-28 18:52
60 IQ logic
2018-08-28 18:57
#130
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
Just because Na'vi have beaten a "legend in making" team then it doesn't mean that they also are a legendary team and btw. nice outdated name
2018-08-28 19:08
#123
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
And please tell me how many tier 1 events na'vi won this year
2018-08-28 18:53
more than ropz in all his career
2018-08-28 21:27
#162
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
And why do you start talking about ropz? It just shows that you have no argument and know that Na'vi have only won 2 tier 1 events this year
2018-08-28 21:33
If Astralis and ENCE were to play 100 games, ENCE would probably come out on top in at least one of the games. This is a very logical and true statement, please don’t listen to the people who can’t accept the truth.
2018-08-29 10:35
#42
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Nepal Avhy 
Good read
2018-08-28 16:48
#43
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Poland TRIHard7777 
EZ4ASTRALIS
2018-08-28 16:49
#44
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
not gonna read that
2018-08-28 16:49
#48
flusha | 
Europe XXXPAK1 
fucktralis
2018-08-28 16:52
#49
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
Won 4 events when all other top teams except Navi are having roster changes. And gets overrated.
2018-08-28 16:54
Cough mouz cough Cough fnatic cough Cough liquid cough (steel to taco had like 0 conversion time) Cough sk/mibr was bad before roster changes cough
2018-08-28 18:09
#121
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
all of faze,mouz,fnatic had won multiple events this year and had roster changes after astralis became top team. only team who didn't won big event and didn't make roster changes is navi and they won 3 events this year. so astralis was dominating on a weak top scene.liquid might have no conversion time,but did they ever won any big event yet in their history. so astralis were in top when all top teams are having roster changes.
2018-08-28 18:51
So fnatic and mouz made roster changes before marseille? Weird why couldnt i remember that Faze won 0 events with olof this year btw so your first statement is wrong
2018-08-28 19:09
#133
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
"all of faze,mouz,fnatic had won multiple events this year and had roster changes after astralis became top team." so after that astralis had no opposition. only opposition is navi who also won 3 events this year compared to navi. Faze won 2 events without their full squad means competition is terrible now with roster changes and any good team with stable roster can win event just like what navi also did like astralis.
2018-08-28 19:12
Truly impressive. Would be interesting to see what kind of opponents each team were facing during each period. Feels like some teams have had a great streak partly because other teams were in disarray due to roster changes, slumps and/or injuries. If you could compare the 75 map streak of each team together with the best ranked opponents during each period that would be really interesting.
2018-08-28 16:56
#90
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Denmark Derige 
It would be. but that would probably favor astralis even more. Because they skip all tier 2 and below events they pretty much only play against top 10-15. While SK/MIBR usually plays everything, so they probably attended som tier 2/3 events. You sometime even see them at tier 4/5
2018-08-28 17:58
ZONIC SNAP OUT OF IT "So I don't mind them spending a little bit more time figuring out how to play as a team. I think that you will see FaZe and MIBR and Cloud9 " CLOUD9????? U SRS?
2018-08-28 16:57
#55
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Sweden KarlXII 
Nice read :)
2018-08-28 17:00
Who cares about asstralis? luuul
2018-08-28 17:02
#57
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
75-0-0 NiP holy shit. Was there no competition back then, since they could go on such a streak?
2018-08-28 17:02
They went 87-0-0 before they took their first loss. Yes, there was competition, but only Verygames could take them on, and they couldn't win anyway, despite coming close a few times. They were basically above everyone else, but at the same time the scene was much smaller than today.
2018-08-28 17:05
#62
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Ye okay. So would you consider NiP's streak more dominate than Astralis18 and fnatic14-15?
2018-08-28 17:06
Obviously more dominant.
2018-08-28 17:23
#73
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
But if you compare the competition then vs. now I guess it would give a different point of view, therefore I think it is almost impossible to conclude which era has been more dominant
2018-08-28 17:28
Only blind fanboys rate the NiP era. It was amazing to watch, but the level of CS:GO was so much lower than it is from 2016 onwards. Most of those wins are crushing random ass mix teams made up of brand new pros switching from their old games. NiP had 6 month headstart playing CS:GO competitively. Very smart from them, but it make their streak way less relevant. It became obvious very fast (even then) that Fifflaren and Friberg were not top pro players and tbh neither was Xizt. And now GTR and f0rest are quite past their prime it seems anyway.
2018-08-28 19:23
#178
f0rest | 
India compL1 
So winning 1 major and making into 5 major finals isn't also relevant? Era means best of their time and yes, NiP were best of their time. I don't get why people always find a way to criticize what they achieved in their Era. "Most of those wins are crushing random ass mix teams made up of brand new pros switching from their old games. NiP had 6 month headstart playing CS:GO competitively". Are you serious? So according to this logic Valve made csgo only for NiP to dominate 2012-14? WTF
2018-08-28 22:16
NIP was way ahead of their time and deserve huge respect.
2018-08-29 03:39
It's not impossible at all. That's a part of the term 'domination'... You dominate the teams at that era. And NIP was the most dominant in their era. That's not the same as saying they are a better team. The teams today are clearly better and more skilled. But NiP was so much ahead of their time.
2018-08-29 03:36
#225
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
So an era should be purely based on the dominance and not the competition at the given time?
2018-08-30 14:39
Of course. An era will always be based on the dominance in a given time.
2018-09-01 03:39
I think it's not a useful comparison. The state of the scene was too different. In terms of pure numbers it's impressive, sure, but the context matters, there were fewer opponents, fewer worthy opponents, and fewer international tournaments (and no major until the end of 2013, which was around the time were Verygames had already started to beat them regularly and other teams had gotten wins of their own, so they weren't at their peak performance anymore, and that's why it took them 3 tries before winning one).
2018-08-28 17:27
#74
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Exactly my point, the comparison of is almost non-existant. It is like saying Maradona was better than Messi, but the teams and players back then was nowhere near where they are today.
2018-08-28 17:29
See maradona was a magician. WC win in 86 and final in 90 are a proof of that. such was the magic of NiP. Even though their dominance ended in about August 2013, Till Katowice 2015, they were the final boss of Major. You had to defeat them to win it
2018-08-28 17:35
#93
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
I am not trying to take anything from Maradona nor NiP, just saying comparing them with players and teams nowadays is not a comparison of reality
2018-08-28 18:02
It's because you're trying to compare the skill or the strength of the teams. You can't do that and it's not relevant. But it's still interesting to compare the dominance in each of their eras.
2018-08-29 03:43
#226
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Wrong. What i am comparing is the competition at the given time
2018-08-30 14:41
Then I don't understand what you're saying in #93..? What do you mean by 'is not a comparison of reality'? Obviously the competition was very different back then... like in any other sports.
2018-09-01 03:50
*esl one cologne 2015
2018-08-28 18:05
Envy was in the final my dude and to be fair, Envy would've defeated them all day even if they met them
2018-08-28 19:12
Oh I messed up shit haha
2018-08-28 19:14
Stick around some more. you won't make any more mistakes
2018-08-28 20:22
I have been around since 2014 i just happened to make a mistake
2018-08-28 20:36
How many IPs before? This is my 3rd one
2018-08-28 20:42
I didnt know this site existed before november 2016 but this is my second one
2018-08-28 21:07
HA Newfags! Just kidding :) Welcome
2018-08-29 12:20
#58
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Brunei S4jko 
ez4astralis
2018-08-28 17:03
#59
United States koth 
Was hoping for a frag video.
2018-08-28 17:03
Dont know why i never liked Astralis, not saying im hating them. (and backthen i loved mTw, trace, zonic, ave etc)
2018-08-28 17:04
astralis will loose to faze in finals in Stockholm and London
2018-08-28 17:09
I hope that Faze will manage to join Astralis in at least one of those two finals. It would be an interesting and intense series!
2018-08-28 21:46
ez for godstralis
2018-08-28 17:10
funny xD
2018-08-28 17:16
danish website obviously promoting danes, really pathetic from you, even tho your site has been great for so many years
2018-08-28 17:22
Written by a guy in the Czech Republic...
2018-08-28 17:25
these guys get a topic and then they have to write something about it. its 90% of the time not their intention to write an article about a certain topic
2018-08-28 20:42
#181
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Denmark MeToxi 
There is 2 plausible scenarios. 1. They choose themself what they write. 2. Mira choose what they write. Either way its not a dane who chooses. I guess this is also a german website. And a brazillian website. And an Australian website. And an Indian website! Oh wait. I fucking just described an international website! Get your shit together and stop whining.
2018-08-28 23:45
O H W A I T no, the ceo is based in denmark and the hltv show is also based from denmark. You should not defend somebody just because theyre from your country bro.
2018-08-29 19:50
#218
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Denmark MeToxi 
Im not defending them because they're based in my country, im defending them because its reality. They're a PROFESSIONAL organization with PROFESSIONAL views and PROFESSIONAL writers with a PROFESSIONAL approach to journalism. Just because you disagree, it doesn't mean its wrong. Just because you are used to biased media, it doesn't mean ours is. There's a reason for why we keep ranking as a country with the least corruption. And best in other rankings which i dont feel like looking up currently. You might have a fucked up culture, how would i know? But here in Denmark we value stuff like honesty and you know. Good and trustworthy journalism. So stop smithering the danish way just because you're used to worse. But anyways. Not danish writers for most articles and i believe that they wouldn't work for a danish based company unless they were trustworthy journalists. Some might call me naive, but we're not a country like the US which values power and money more than anything. We are Denmark.
2018-08-29 20:56
#71
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Nigeria Asbhdhsbs 
which would go on to belong to SK for most of the remainder of 201,7 <------ fix this
2018-08-28 17:26
#75
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
Astralis is strong! Denmark power!!
2018-08-28 17:30
#76
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
Astralis is the new mTw!!
2018-08-28 17:31
Just a reminder that owner of HLTV also owns dust2.dk Yes. HLTV is danish
2018-08-28 17:31
no shit captain obvious
2018-08-28 18:30
Overrated much, they won't even reach the major semis
2018-08-28 17:32
#163
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United States bigsex69 
bookmarked
2018-08-28 21:35
#81
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Germany GqLqXY 
Astralis noob
2018-08-28 17:36
#82
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Astralis #1
2018-08-28 17:36
#83
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France StickyRice 
NBK and zeus 3 ERAS coldzera 2 ERAS s1mple 1 ERA xD
2018-08-28 17:39
#86
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Croatia nAmeless69 
201,7
2018-08-28 17:48
This article is great. I don't know if it's enough to call it an era, i certainly hope they continue to dominate cause i like the team, but the amount of data and statistics to analyze, and the narrative of this path astralis has been on, i really enjoyed it. Striker, you killed it man, hard to find something to read with such depth in hltv.
2018-08-28 17:51
#116
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World memyselfandI 
The duration of the "era" is short so far, but the dominance is so profound that they deserve the term.
2018-08-28 18:43
mouz>astralis
2018-08-28 17:54
#89
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France t3r4byt3 
why make an excuse about MIBR? FaZe are understandable, but MIBR simply became bad, no roster issues that led to it
2018-08-28 17:55
#92
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Denmark Derige 
Best read on HLTV ever i think. Well written and ofc always glad to see some Astralis praise
2018-08-28 18:02
Flag and flair checks out
2018-08-28 18:19
#199
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Denmark Derige 
no shit sherlock
2018-08-29 08:20
#96
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Poland KasPro 
I aren't think that
2018-08-28 18:08
#97
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Great read +1
2018-08-28 18:08
Hltv are astralis fans lool
2018-08-28 18:18
#119
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World memyselfandI 
Of course. They play solid CS, and doesn't rely on a pug stars. Individually they may look boring, but as a team, they are by far the most interesting atm.
2018-08-28 18:46
And some of their staff is Danish.
2018-08-28 19:50
#140
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World memyselfandI 
and owners. But doesn't change that this period is rightfully called astralis era. If they continue, the entire lineup will be top 10 of 2018, but no. 1 looks like S1mple, at least if astralis doesn't pick up the major. They will be presented in this order (no doubt all within top 20) : Device, Gla1ve, Dupreeh, Xyp9x, Magisk.
2018-08-28 19:59
#164
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
The term "era" is undefined and unfairly misconstrued. Astralis are without a doubt the best team in the world as of right now and deserve all of the necessary praise; however referring to a few months of dominance as "era-defining" is unfair to the previous teams and simply biased fanaticism. "Period" is a better word colloquially, because "era" is just overrated in it's entirety... which is what the user you replied to was getting at.
2018-08-28 21:35
#175
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Germany Trax_ 
OMEGALUL SK scrubs even claim the victory in Sydney and some t2 event wins as era But it's because they are favelas lul
2018-08-28 21:58
#176
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Astralis are not undefeated at all... FaZe and Na'Vi both beat them, so it's obviously not an "era", but it's definitely a period deserved of praise for what they've accomplished in only a span of a few months.
2018-08-28 21:59
#190
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World memyselfandI 
All I read is that era is a "period of time". But you might be thinking about how it is normally applied, which in history books normally refers to much longer time period than that of CS.GO. And applying that logic. no team has ever had an era in this game. But calling this an "astralis" era, referring to the way the term has been used in CS.GO, isn't much different than normally. Yeah, period is shorter, but the consistency of dominance is unprecedented.
2018-08-29 01:07
#200
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Denmark Derige 
+10000
2018-08-29 08:22
#102
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Canada SureThingM8 
NIP 2 strong
2018-08-28 18:19
obv they will always be in the top of that list since they had 100% winrate
2018-08-28 20:40
Great
2018-08-28 18:31
Astralis era. /confirmed
2018-08-28 18:45
THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD
2018-08-28 19:54
#141
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World memyselfandI 
No, that's Envyus
2018-08-28 20:00
envyus? afaik they don't even have a full roster now :DD
2018-08-28 20:34
#191
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World memyselfandI 
I was just making a little pun his flair mate, no harm intended.
2018-08-29 01:07
Ah, didn't notice it, no problem
2018-08-29 07:06
amazing
2018-08-28 20:39
#159
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
It's unfair to blame HLTV as "biased" when they have made similar newsposts for other teams exactly like this one when that team was the most dominant. If Astralis can keep up this form for nigh over a year, then they've established "era-defining" CS:GO. Currently they are simply the best team in the world and their dominance is being praised, as such.
2018-08-28 21:13
#166
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United States bigsex69 
Always a great, reasonable comment from you mate. +1
2018-08-28 21:42
#169
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Thank you, friend. :) A pleasure to see you once again. The Astralis hype aside, I hope they do in-fact have an era and become the greatest team to grace CS:GO. I love watching them and despite what fans think of my replies, I do love Astralis a lot. Been a fan of these very same players since 2013 during the old Danish line-ups of CPHW and Dignitas with Fetish. xD It's great to see them finally shine again. :D Device was always the star-performer for whatever team he was on, but now there is synergy between dupreeh and magisk, xyp9x as the anchor and gla1ve to command all posts. :) Astralis should be praised and they definitely do deserve it. :D
2018-08-28 21:47
#172
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United States bigsex69 
Indeed. IMO if they win Stockholm AND the major, it can most definitely be considered an era and the current roster would get in the top3 of all time.
2018-08-28 21:54
#173
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Definitely within their way of achieving one, most definitely. Era-defining CS requires total dominance over a long period of time, they have the former, they just need the latter... Honestly whether or not it's "era-defining" matters not technically, because it's still the most dominant months of CS:GO to ever be had bar the NiP/fnatic days in comparison. They'll need to win the Major, but even if not, if they can keep this form up for a lengthy period of time - it's history. :D
2018-08-28 21:57
#177
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United States bigsex69 
Welp, I sure do hope they do. Always nice to see something go down in history.
2018-08-28 22:14
#179
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
The last era was 2015... We are now in the middle of 2018, to then find a team worthy of such era-defining dominance. It NEEDS to happen, just to bring new life to CS:GO. :D
2018-08-28 22:17
I agree. It is too early to talk about an era of dominance. You could say, however, that they have so far experienced a period of relative dominance.
2018-08-28 21:53
#174
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Oh - easily. :D Astralis should be praised and they definitely do deserve it. They NEED to go further than the previous times just to create modern history ahead of the times. :D
2018-08-28 21:57
#182
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Denmark MeToxi 
You define eras as "a longer periode of dominance" correct? Well if you say that astralis dont have an era yet then the only era so far has been NiP. Cuz this is the 2nd best start to a lineup we've ever seen. The 2nd most dominating start. Even though they went 13 - 8 at first they recovered and went 46 - 8. As it shows in the article.
2018-08-28 23:56
#183
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I define "era" as being so dominant the entire CS:GO scene has to change in order to beat you. Two teams accomplished this with such dominance, Astralis has the dominance, but only for a few months. They've only won four events, which is impressive, but not "era-defining". It's way too soon to call and I credit Astralis with all the praise they inevitably deserve without the overrating by fans.
2018-08-28 23:59
#184
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Denmark MeToxi 
I'll make a response tomorrow cuz this Phone is driving me crazy. But it might be so. Just wanna fact check before writing more.
2018-08-29 00:03
#185
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
You needn't bother in all honesty. I respect your opinion, but fact of the matter is people are overrating Astralis by comparing them to the legends of old when they needn't do so. If you wish to reply, by all means do so and it will be a pleasure to read. I shared my opinion as you will yours. Have a good day.
2018-08-29 00:06
#187
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Denmark MeToxi 
Still gonna fact check and respond. I could understand why one might feel so but I also think that sometimes people tend to be hypocrites in this matter. People forget that astralis could beat fnatic during their era and that sk would also lose during theirs. But I will find the facts tomorrow. Sleep well.
2018-08-29 00:11
#201
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Denmark MeToxi 
First of all. I usually wouldn't call this Astralis stint for an era but i donno. Something you said combined with the article made me see it in a different view and compelled me to make an argument for that it is. I'm also usually exaggerating a bit, just a bit, when talking 'bout astralis because of all the people who underrate astralis and try to pull what they've achieved down. Like "Its only because of the roster changes". I absolutely loath people who does that. But also dont like people who try to exaggerate to much. Fx as i said, i dont believe astralis is there yet to have en era either. And i feel like those who exaggerates a lot is just ruining how people view the astralis fanbase. Anyways, i agree with you that it isn't an astralis era yet but i'd still not say that people tend to overrate them. Well. Maybe in recent months people have overrated them a bit but it used to be a lot of people underrating them.
2018-08-29 08:42
NiP still n1
2018-08-28 21:49
Not the best team in history/most dominant for now, but certainly the team showing up the highest ceiling level ( on a regular basis ) ever seen that far on CSGO ..
2018-08-29 00:07
no one could face them
2018-08-29 00:38
It's time for my 1st favourite team Astralis
2018-08-29 00:40
What i cant remember is, did Nip lose on 76th match? I think they had their win strike even above 80 matches, something like 82-0-0, but I might be wrong. 2012-2014 is fading so quickly
2018-08-29 09:57
They lost at 87-0 to Virtus.pro (hltv.org/news/10452/virtuspro-takes-down..)
2018-08-29 12:09
Ez 4 Dosia who overthrew the gods and recieved their powers
2018-08-29 16:30
Bullseye, Miraa!
2018-09-03 20:05
Pjay, loved the history lesson on your profile... good ol' days :'(
2018-08-29 12:24
Ohhh yes..:( and thank you! Too bad some of the links arent working anymore, ill try to update them sometime one day.
2018-09-03 20:02
LEGENDS IN MAKING XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD lost to north xDDDDDDDD
2018-08-30 13:10
#233
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World Beard43 
s1mple fan, I hope I don't have to explain how hilarious that comment is, not sure I know enough superlatives!!
2018-09-02 03:06
Lost to north again XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-02 18:40
#239
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World Beard43 
lmao, they have something in common with s1mple then :-p
2018-09-02 18:55
hello legends, just watched ur match against North. good luck.
2018-08-30 13:26
HYPERLUL!
2018-08-31 01:00
OMEGALUL
2018-08-30 13:28
#228
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
hmm let's see
2018-08-31 10:44
Retard dog race, even China dog and trash North can win
2018-08-31 13:09
#232
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United States johnjay 
A lovely read, highly recommend it.
2018-09-01 21:44
gets 16-1'd in grand finals by North ....
2018-09-02 18:41
#236
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Russia blessdevve 
Won 5 times - you forgot it, lost 1 time - you remembered it
2018-09-02 18:48
ayy bro y so serious didn't forget about those, no worries. It's just pretty embarassing for an "era-bound team" like this to get 16-1'd like this in a Grand Final I don't even remember the last time this happened tbh, if ever
2018-09-02 18:50
#238
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India iejesus 
OMEGALUL
2018-09-02 18:54
:D
2018-09-02 18:55
legend? joke of the year
2018-09-02 18:56
this didnt age well xd
2018-09-05 00:18
:) Reply needs to have actual content
2018-09-23 23:43
#247
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France t3r4byt3 
this aged very well
2018-09-23 23:45
prntscr.com/kxu6k9 #tothestars
2018-09-23 23:45
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