device: "There are two tournaments left and if we win them I think we can definitely call it our year"

After receiving his 15th MVP medal, Nicolai "device" Reedtz sat down with HLTV.org to talk about the ECS Season 8 grand final against Liquid and his personal achievements.

An exciting grand final capped off ECS Season 8 Finals, with Astralis picking up yet another victory over the North American side, with a 2-1 scoreline. As the dust settled, we managed to sit down with device for a quick interview about the match and the rivalry with Liquid.

device is hoping a good end to the year could put him in contention for the best player of the year

The 24-year-old AWPer opened up the interview by joking about Liquid's "gimmick pick", touching on some of the issues his team had early on into the series. The question about the best team of the year is still open, the Dane added, with the last two events set to decide the best of 2019.

The grand final was a roller coaster of a match, starting with the veto and Liquid picking Vertigo. What was the initial reaction to that map coming in?

"Gimmick pick."

I'm just kidding, it was something they said when we picked it at the Major. It is pretty funny I think, both teams could've won Vertigo, I had such a bad start individually, I actually had some FPS issues, I had 190 FPS, not to use any excuses but the admin was also noticing it, trying to change things up. I didn't really get into my game and I was thinking too much about that, you know, sometimes as a player you lose focus.

But of course, they surprised us a lot even though we knew we would probably get it as a third map, after they picked Dust2, so in the end it was just in a different order than we expected. But yeah it was a little bit tough to play against them, they are really good with the wallbangs, especially.

The start of the T side on Vertigo looked shaky from your team, it seemed like individually, Liquid was pulling off multikills where they werent' supposed to, what was the issue there?

I mean, we were just running around like headless chickens, saying that we need to force ourselves into the game individually. Then we got a first pick and because we didn't have the structure we are used to — because we were trying to just play ourselves into the game individually —, we were just getting caught off guard. There was a round where nitr0 did a 4K in middle or something like that where if we would've just gotten him if we held an angle.

And we lost so many rounds where they had MP9s and they only lost to us when he had Deagles, so it was such a weird game to play and I can't imagine what gla1ve was thinking (laughs), he is the in-game leader, trying to figure out what we should do and every time we had a Deagle round we would win but every time we had money we would just throw the round or wouldn't execute perfectly, so it was a pretty weird game, to be honest. It didn't remind me at all of the other games we played against them on Vertigo.

Was it difficult to get back into the game on Nuke after that?

Yeah, we even threw the pistol round against nitr0, I think that tilted us a little bit, we know how to deal with it so it wasn't really that serious, then NAF hit the shot through the vent and then he hit a shot on the ladder... so many things were going their way but gla1ve pulled out some really good calls, we got a lot of good openings and we knew that they had to try to control the pace on the CT side, push lobby, push outside, so we just tried to bait them into what we wanted to do.

I think we played amazingly on the T side and then started off pretty slow again on the CT side. Then everything started working for us, I got a double kill, gla1ve got a lot of smoke spams - as usual. So yeah I think we just played to our strengths even though we didn't have momentum at any point. And then on Dust2 we just had the momentum from the beginning.

Going into the final few tournaments of the year with a big win, how do you feel about the year as a whole now? Obviously you started with the Major win, then Liquid had their run, now you are back to winning a couple of tournaments. Will you be able to claim this year as your own or do you think it is already set?

There are two tournaments left and if we win them I think we can definitely call it our year, we won both the Majors, I think those are probably the most important tournaments that people think about. Then the other thing is, when we had that amazing 2018, everyone was thinking — but not saying it—, that it is kind of impossible to replicate it. But I think that we've shown that it is almost possible to replicate it, being in all the finals we've been in, playing amazingly, reinventing ourselves after the group stage losses at last ECS and some weak tournaments.

Yeah, we won both the Majors and we've been playing amazingly, so I'm of course extremely happy with how everything has panned out, it could've been a lot worse and it just shows that everyone that is involved with the team, the players and the staff around us, we just have a good understanding of what we want and which direction we want to move in.

This is another ECS MVP for you, your fourth. Is there something that especially suits you at these ECS events?

When you say it like that, there must be something, right? But no, in all honesty, I think it is not as stressful of a tournament, we only have one game per day and if you do well in group stage you have a day off so that is pretty nice. I think other than that, it is pretty random. I think that at this tournament Magisk also deserved to be the MVP. It is always like that, when we win tournaments it is not only one player doing the heavy lifting. Shoutout to him, and other than that, I'll see next ECS, hopefully I can get it again, it is always a bonus when you win the final to find out that you are the MVP.

Of course, it also helps with the top 1 [player of the year] spot, I don't know, ZywOo has amazing stats, but he is not going to be at any tournaments so I just have to play amazingly to maybe be able to deserve it. But I'm trying to focus on the tournament and then we will see.

Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
#1
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United States IceAndHigh 
OMEGALUL ASTRALIS ERA NEVER ENDED
2019-12-02 04:01
#4
cajunb | 
Albania Mahone69 
Device top1
2019-12-02 04:03
jw best
2019-12-02 04:04
no Device best but jw bestest
2019-12-02 04:34
#45
device | 
India lyncix 
Jw in 2019 KEKW
2019-12-02 05:06
Maybe you should've watched the ECS finals or some of the other events lately. Sure, those won't affect the yearly rankings very much, but if you think JW's current form is shit, then you've been living under a rock.
2019-12-02 11:36
#157
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Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-12-02 13:22
XD he is insane lol whenever he was left against astralis I was like 'oh no' ;p
2019-12-02 22:59
0/8 bait
2019-12-02 14:11
Jw 2019 LUL
2019-12-02 11:33
NaM bruh
2019-12-02 12:39
#62
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Lol
2019-12-02 07:34
If its not him or Zywoo this year i think i have to quit Reading hltv ;D Propably device though cause Vitality dient qualify for anything lately....shox wasnt a great Transfer....
2019-12-02 08:49
We can all tell that s1mple carried astralis
2019-12-02 10:44
;D
2019-12-02 15:53
true
2019-12-02 04:05
#2
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France Nicolito 
Lol
2019-12-02 04:02
#3
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
Nope
2019-12-02 04:02
Mission impossible cs pog
2019-12-02 04:04
190 fps is the problem
2019-12-02 04:04
#18
Xyp9x | 
Indonesia Wawzloll 
Sitting here with 70 fps
2019-12-02 04:17
I feel u
2019-12-02 04:31
i mean you arent used to playing at like 400 fps, so 190 would make a big difference
2019-12-02 04:54
PC can run on 300+ fps but I have to lock it to 60-90 because of constant FPS drops only in CS feelsbadman(and the FPS drops are not to like 20fps btw just from 280-350 down to 60-70 but it still looks like a pp slideshow anyway for some reason)
2019-12-02 06:07
#83
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Poland rude_wredne 
man, if you have over fkin 200+ fps drops then you need sumbody to look at your pc. I think you have too much virus-filled porn on your pc.
2019-12-02 09:28
#98
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Czech Republic Noxar 
+1 lol 200 fps drops are not normal at all, wtf.
2019-12-02 09:57
Not necessarily. For example, there's a bug in csgo that causes huge fps drops if you have the chat open.
2019-12-02 11:48
#175
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Poland rude_wredne 
but 200+ fps drops? dude, that is insane. TWO HUNDRED FPS DROPS WTF
2019-12-02 14:15
dude "cl_debugsleep 1" or something like that it shows up in the console when you type it. Fixes those big fps drops
2019-12-02 12:47
I don't see such command, but I also don't have fps trouble, so...
2019-12-02 15:05
#67
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Finland Love_God 
if you are used to playing @ +240fps, then hitting 190fps is noticeable and you might lode focus over it
2019-12-02 07:39
#8
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United States dev_number1_ce 
ez
2019-12-02 04:04
GOAT Devvie BESTEST
2019-12-02 04:04
you cant have YOUR year with a liQUIT *era inside it. /kappa
2019-12-02 04:06
#20
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Vietnam Equ1pmt 
How you considered that Liquid has an era this year? It's not an era without a Valve's Major championship.
2019-12-02 04:25
hence the kappa
2019-12-02 04:51
#49
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United States porcupine2020 
so nip 2012-13 era wasn't an era? fnatic late 2015-16 7 tourney run isn't an era? SK late 2017 5 tourney run isn't an era?
2019-12-02 05:32
Liquid has 4 good months for sure :) an era .. not even close to.
2019-12-02 06:11
#68
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Finland Love_God 
more like 2 months when astralis was sleeping
2019-12-02 07:39
#70
flusha | 
Norway dr_fiji 
+1
2019-12-02 07:59
+1
2019-12-02 08:22
The major was introduced in late 2013. Therefore NIP had an excuse, and yes they had an era. Fnatic 2016 wasn't an era Sk 2017 wasn't an era
2019-12-02 07:30
+1 fnatic had their era with pronax not dennis
2019-12-02 10:45
Fnatic and SK didn't have an era? You on crack kid?
2019-12-02 10:46
Fnatic had a 2015 era. Not a 2016 era SK never had en era. Way to inconsistent.
2019-12-02 10:51
Don't be that typical 15yo jumping on some hate bandweagon. The brazilians guys did have an era. Even though most of us doesn't like it or can't accept it
2019-12-02 10:53
So astralis does still have a era?
2019-12-02 11:29
They are top 1 team atm for sure. But the t1 scene is kind of a mess right now since EG/Liquid/Astralis and MAYBE Fnatic could suprise in tournaments.
2019-12-02 11:31
I do agree, but they have equal archievments this year like Dennis fnatic and sk
2019-12-02 12:20
astralis had the best era by far little brat , only fnatic and nip had an era , not sk.
2019-12-02 13:26
SK did have an era. Doesn't matter what you say. Pros opinions > random greece pleb on hltv
2019-12-02 13:40
kid
2019-12-02 16:59
Nice comeback, typical 12yo without arguments
2019-12-02 16:59
ok,ahmed
2019-12-02 17:05
-1
2019-12-02 11:30
Bruh SK only won the 2 majors not a single other tournament in between those 2 majors. Not an era.
2019-12-02 11:33
they won EPL S3 Finals and DH Austin between the two majors. At EPL they beat G2 in a bo5, Nip in a bo3(who just won DH Malmo), astralis in a bo3, optic(NA roster) in a bo3. At DH Austin they beat liquid in a bo3, tempo storm in a bo3
2019-12-02 18:02
#64
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Denmark steffmeister 
there were no majors in the nip era
2019-12-02 07:34
2 of those are mostly not considered an era though :D.
2019-12-02 11:19
#104
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Turkey sonbafrali 
fake era
2019-12-02 10:19
Liquid won so many tournaments without astralis - their nemesis. They gained confidence and had those 4 good months. Even in liquids prime they almost lost to astralis in esl pro league ( the only time they have met). There was no era. Astralis just took a brake. U can clearly see how they are wrecking liquid 4th time in a row. Just like before.
2019-12-02 10:53
Device goated tbh
2019-12-02 04:08
Amzing speach
2019-12-02 04:10
#14
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China Cloud_Crane 
Tom Cruise!!!!!
2019-12-02 04:10
Hltv fix It says ecs finals s7
2019-12-02 04:11
#145
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Ukraine volanchick 
+1
2019-12-02 12:18
#16
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United States ferric 
It's already Astralis' year... They tied Liquid with # of S-tier tournament wins for the year, but two of Astralis' wins were majors.
2019-12-02 04:12
Wait what. Doesnt liquid have more wins?
2019-12-02 04:32
blast la is not counted as an s-tier event
2019-12-02 04:45
Astralis won 2 major Bejing And now ecs, Liquid chigago Cologne Sydney Dreamhack ( Dallas ?) Pro league
2019-12-02 04:55
o forgot about dallas but yeah blast sao paolo and blast la arent s-tier events (even tho blast la had the good blast format)
2019-12-02 04:57
Tbh chigago and sydney werent that much competetion either when I remember correctly
2019-12-02 04:59
chicago had vita and ence which were the best teams besides astralis, at the time nrg and liquid, sydney the best team besides liquid was uh fnatic and mibr lmao literally every tier 1 event astralis won had liquid or nrg/eg so id say astralis has more meaningful wins, plus they made it to the finals at new york (which had liquid and eg) and top 4 at malmo and cologne (also very stacked with liquid and eg in attendance), while liquid bombed out in groups at malmo
2019-12-02 05:02
#53
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United States ferric 
O right forgot Liquid actually has 5. But I still feel like with Astralis now having the edge in head-to-head results and also since 2 of their wins were majors, they definitely had a better year.
2019-12-02 06:00
#60
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Germany killmichi 
I agreed, overall they have an slight edge. But still I wouldnt call it "their" year, since the Summer happened. I'd just das it was the most competitive year ever.
2019-12-02 07:32
Liquid had few good months just because astralis skipped almost every event liquid won. They have got confidene with those wins, which would never happen if astralis is there. Even in liquid prime they were super close to losing to astralis in esl pro league (the only head to head during liquid rise, still almost lost that game). Liquid never had an era. Astralis just took a brake.
2019-12-02 10:58
Most competitive year so far. Yehhhh no. Newfag alert
2019-12-02 11:35
#195
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Germany killmichi 
Dude, I'm here since 2015. Which year do you consider as more competitive than 2019?
2019-12-03 21:43
2015
2019-12-03 21:45
#197
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Germany killmichi 
debatable but 2019 is not far off
2019-12-04 13:17
Liquid and Astralis only team taking tournaments
2019-12-04 15:39
#199
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Germany killmichi 
but Vitality, old ence were competitive and EG and Fnatic are now
2019-12-05 12:48
#17
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Brazil ZlatanIsGod 
They will come to Brazil? I really want to give a hug in Glaive and Dupreeh kkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-12-02 04:15
#41
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Albania Number1awper 
u mean stab them? kkkk
2019-12-02 05:02
#44
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Brazil ZlatanIsGod 
No kkkk wtf KKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-12-02 05:05
#61
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Germany killmichi 
xD
2019-12-02 07:32
#101
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Off duty cop will protect them
2019-12-02 10:00
please come to brazil
2019-12-02 20:47
#19
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
What a fucking god, if he pops off at EPL and Blast Finals I think he could end the year being #1 of 2019, since no ZywOo at either, and if S1mple doesn't show up at EPL.
2019-12-02 04:19
S1mple won't be #1 this year. He hasn't attended enough events, or gone past the late stages of tournaments. It's hard to say where he'll land.
2019-12-02 04:56
#42
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Albania Number1awper 
top 5
2019-12-02 05:02
I'd say 6th is the highest he's going to get
2019-12-02 05:17
#50
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United States porcupine2020 
no, still a top 5 player, only magisk, dev1ce, zywoo, and elige have the stats to pass him
2019-12-02 05:33
Typo, I meant to say 5th, oopsie. I was thinking about the exact same players that you mentioned deserving placements higher than s1mple as this was probably his weakest year as a top player. Elige was crucial in Liquid's success this year, insanely good and very consistent in comparison to his peers and Zywoo carried the fuck out of Vitality. Without Zywoo Vitality would be another failed french project.
2019-12-02 06:57
+1
2019-12-02 11:22
delusional
2019-12-02 04:25
na cs xD
2019-12-02 12:00
#22
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
If Liquid won any of these 2 tournaments, 2019 will be a year of Liquistralis
2019-12-02 04:28
It already is, amazing that only two teams are on the top so long. I mean astralis best team every while liquid is the best na team ever, so amazing for both
2019-12-02 04:33
#51
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
+1 and respect for someone actually pays respect for good teams no matter NA or EU, in hltv
2019-12-02 05:48
#84
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Poland rude_wredne 
Press f to pay respects
2019-12-02 09:31
#63
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Germany killmichi 
+1
2019-12-02 07:34
Only 190 fps?
2019-12-02 04:29
Lol I need a new PC I only get 100fps
2019-12-02 05:29
#78
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Slovakia Fortal 
They use 240Hz monitors.
2019-12-02 08:35
#85
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Poland rude_wredne 
you still need 240 fps to get full advantage for 240hz
2019-12-02 09:32
#92
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Slovakia Fortal 
Yeah, that's my point dude. The OP phrased it in such a way that I thought he meant: "Only" 190 fps? As if 190 was more than enough.
2019-12-02 09:42
#25
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Indonesia Journeast 
Dominate the whole csgo scene
2019-12-02 04:31
What about the like 5 month gap where you didn't go to any events?
2019-12-02 04:32
Holy shit dude, calm down with your numbers xd
2019-12-02 04:34
When was this?
2019-12-02 04:51
He was ill ..
2019-12-02 06:15
#31
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Europe sn00b_d0gg 
i mean... if it comes to winning this 2 tournaments i wouldn't call it their year anyways... but astralis is back to smurfing, that is for sure
2019-12-02 04:43
They won two majors, it's definitely their year
2019-12-02 13:43
#162
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Europe sn00b_d0gg 
when it comes to majors, yes
2019-12-02 13:45
And 3 events won, + they finished first in all their group qualifiers
2019-12-02 13:46
#164
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Europe sn00b_d0gg 
dev1ce is implying that if they don't wint this two last events he wouldn't call it their year
2019-12-02 13:47
But they will xd
2019-12-02 13:47
#166
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Europe sn00b_d0gg 
probably, but if they dont, #31
2019-12-02 13:50
watch astralis win these last 2 events then the major in brazil and the astralis era is back for a second time thats actually possible tho, what a sad time for na when we're having our best period and astralis can snatch it back still
2019-12-02 04:46
+1 Ye.. Astralis is just insane, gotta give them that! But finally Liquid are back to the nr. 1 spot in NA, Rly hated that EG held it for a couple of months :)
2019-12-02 08:28
I am surprised how many nice people from NA are under this post. +Million my friends
2019-12-02 09:41
+1 I don't really like Liquid, but their style of play is much better than EG's. EG doesn't have any strats at all.
2019-12-02 11:24
+1 They just rely on Brehze and Cerq going of! which indeed they can do, but for sure Stanislaw and Tarik wasn't first in line when god were giving out the big brains :) The lack of tactical debt is astonishing...
2019-12-02 11:30
+1
2019-12-02 11:35
ecs season7 final?
2019-12-02 05:15
He's a slow starter, that's the only thing he need to do some work at. Good luck with the upcoming tournaments mr. amazingly
2019-12-02 05:56
Astralis is just lucky. Believe it or not. Liquid has aim and potential to be no. 1 team they just need a good igl who can make good decisions.
2019-12-02 06:16
So they Just need a new igl, the most important piece to the puzzel. Great IGL dont just come around. So if that's all they need it might take some time. Mean while gla1ve will be using his 300iq to keep astralis on #1 spot.
2019-12-02 15:07
Without a major you can't say a team had an era. The only exception to this is C9's fluke. They didn't had any other tournament before.
2019-12-02 07:35
#74
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France LeDiplomate 
Same goes for Gambit.
2019-12-02 08:20
190fps on a 240hz monitor is like playing a 60hz monitor on 60fps on his perspective. GJ dev1ce 2019 TOP 1
2019-12-02 07:37
Lol
2019-12-02 08:04
#69
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
I don’t remember device flicks
2019-12-02 07:48
#72
ALEX | 
France Telt 
Cause he rarely needs to
2019-12-02 08:04
#99
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
yeh, I was sarcastic ;)
2019-12-02 09:58
Well deserved for device & co
2019-12-02 08:13
#75
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France LeDiplomate 
Winning the two majors of the year makes it already yours.
2019-12-02 08:21
#79
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Austria Vlaams_Welpje 
true
2019-12-02 08:36
still zywoo will be #1
2019-12-02 08:42
#86
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Poland rude_wredne 
zywho?
2019-12-02 09:32
#93
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France LeDiplomate 
Polakwhere?
2019-12-02 09:52
In my bathroom atm
2019-12-02 10:49
French fans get triggered so easily its hilarious
2019-12-02 11:03
#121
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France LeDiplomate 
Imagine falling for this bait.
2019-12-02 11:10
#174
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Poland rude_wredne 
you just did, zywho
2019-12-02 14:14
because if you win two majors one year you need to win some tier 3 events to prove thats your year
2019-12-02 09:35
it's about consistency not some fluke
2019-12-02 09:34
>trashing ence and avangar in finals and not allowing them to get 10 rounds on single map >fluke
2019-12-02 09:36
cuz both ence and avangar are in final by fluke
2019-12-02 09:37
#95
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France LeDiplomate 
Well the big dogs shouldn't have lost to them they deserved to be in the final.
2019-12-02 09:52
Honestly, the difference between a major and other T1 tourneys like ESL One or EPL finals is just more hype and a bigger price pool (once you are qualified). The IGS is much harder to achieve and requires much more consistency than a major win. If Astralis win EPL Finals and BLAST, I would say they are even with Liquid. Otherwise it was (all in all) more like Liquid's year besides the fact that they are not on their best level anymore.
2019-12-02 12:52
What the fuck are you talking about? Majors are clearly harder to win than any other T1 event or IGS for that matter. Everybody wants to win a major, and it’s the event with all the best teams. Teams are bootcamping/praciting weeks, sometimes months up to a major event. Major > IGS 2x majors > IGS
2019-12-02 13:21
No, the way from groupstage to final (BO3) at a major is very similar to other T1 tournaments, the final not even BO5. It is obviously harder to win 6 T1 tourneys or 4 T1 tourneys (from which at least one is ESL One Cologne or IEM Kato) than winning one major. Definitely IGS >> major. I would even claim that IGS > 2x major, maybe IGS >= 2x major
2019-12-02 13:25
#168
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
BO5 in Final doesn't mean that tournament is hard. Major is the biggest tournament that every pro CS want to win, you can ask S1mple, Elige, Zywho, etc. that are they want to win? Because Astralis had won to many Major doesn't mean you should create that delusional thing like Taco (that deep shit had said Major not important like any Tier-S tournament LUL). Stop at here pls.
2019-12-02 13:54
"BO5 in Final doesn't mean that tournament is hard. Major is the biggest tournament that every pro CS want to win, you can ask S1mple, Elige, Zywho, etc. that are they want to win?" This is due to the fact, that - as I already said - the major is much more hyped by the entire community and the bigger price pool. In terms of quality and difficulty of the matches the major is on the same level as other T1 tourneys. (For example .: If Astralis has to beat fnatic, FaZe and Liquid in the playoffs to win a T1 tourney it would be definitely harder than beating NiP, mibr and AVANGAR at a major.) It is the logical conclusion that an Inter Grand Slam is much harder to achieve, and thus more valuable, than winning a major. In fact, since TACO won already 2 majors and 0 IGS, I would say that his statement is authentic and not delusional.
2019-12-02 15:40
#193
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
So that why Taco want to win his third Major but he cant. Remember Astralis had beat Liquid and NRG before facing Avangar in Berlin. So dont blame them because they faced a weaked team in the final. Major already is the biggest achievement in the CSGO before the GS was born, not because hyped by the fucking community. You should remember the day when Fnatic won 3 Major, they are the best era of CSGO, and now Astralis won 4 to break them, that is a hard and long way to earned that. Looked Liquid and Navi now, they cannot even a single Major so you know this is hard or not. Please dont bring the grand slam in here, there is no chance to compared it.
2019-12-03 04:22
IGS is a big achievement, and the way liquid did it in 63 days is something special, and was for sure a great run. Anyway, two of the four tournament wins was without Astralis attending. Compared to a major where all the best teams is attending, is definitely a harder tournament to win. But ask any pro player. I’d bet 100% would rather win a major than the IGS. Achievement and prestige over money.
2019-12-02 16:19
#87
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Turkey chnylmz 
unsatisfied as fuck
2019-12-02 09:34
#103
France Dov 
It's good mentality, makes them push even further not like liquid summer Era and EG 2 days Era
2019-12-02 10:15
#154
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Turkey chnylmz 
ye also appreciate it already
2019-12-02 13:19
"I THINK WE CAN DEFINITELY CALL IT OUR YEAR" Dude, you just won 2 majors this year. It is already an Astralis year. Don't let the ameritards fool you!!
2019-12-02 09:52
#97
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France LeDiplomate 
+1
2019-12-02 09:53
#137
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Malaysia ILove2ChOke 
+100
2019-12-02 11:39
#96
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World Beard43 
It's the year of Blastralis all right.
2019-12-02 09:53
2019 top 1 = Device
2019-12-02 09:59
#102
France Dov 
It's already your year with all the majors wins
2019-12-02 10:14
Meanwhile everybody uninstalls.
2019-12-02 10:23
#106
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Denmark devexCS 
They use 240 hz monitors, so 190 fps is kinda bad
2019-12-02 10:27
#107
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Ukraine w1nth 
"Our year" January: iBUYPOWER loss to Liquid February: Nothing March: Katowice Major and BLAST in Brazil April: Nothing May: Nothing June: ECS disaster, EPL quarter-final loss July: Cologne loss August: Player break, shaky start of the Major September: StarLadder Major Victory October: Malmo fail November: IEM Beijing, ECS December: ???
2019-12-02 10:37
Considering they had to take a break because of device being ill, i would say they have done pretty good. Won 2 majors and plenty of tournaments
2019-12-02 10:43
Malmo fail = reaching the semifinals. I love how Astralis is considered trash when they don't dominate every single team.
2019-12-02 11:27
Its just cos 2018 was just stomp after stomp
2019-12-02 11:42
#173
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Ukraine w1nth 
...Because domination is the most bragged-about quality of Astralis, it is the word of 2018. Name one tournament of 2018 which hasn't used 'Astralis' and 'dominate / domination / dominant' in the same sentence. So, of course, when all you hear about Astralis is them strangling teams, the following isn't really a satisfying result: - beating Envy (OMEGALUL) - beating G2 (roster had 0 prep and was announced literally in the day of the tournament's start) - beating Vitality (a very good result) - losing 2-0 to fnatic (a loss to a winnable team, considering the maps were Overpass and Nuke, their signature maps)
2019-12-02 14:13
Overpass is not their signature map.
2019-12-02 16:07
whose year is it then?
2019-12-02 11:49
#142
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Navi of course
2019-12-02 11:52
It's close between Liquid and Astralis. #149
2019-12-02 12:47
#169
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Ukraine w1nth 
SHOCKING OPINION: It was nobody's year!
2019-12-02 13:55
i watched him he always baiting, wants more frags for best player 2019 OMEGALUL zywoo top-1 /closed
2019-12-02 10:38
Worst bait i've seen in a while, delete acc
2019-12-02 10:51
+1
2019-12-02 11:04
+1
2019-12-02 11:27
its true device want to be best player 2019. His teammates helps him baiting "The MVP helps with the top 1 spot, I don't know, ZywOo has amazing stats, but he is not going to be at any tournaments so I just have to play amazingly to maybe deserve it" Nicolai "device" Reedtz
2019-12-02 11:51
cuz FlushaFANBOY is a from swedistan potato brain
2019-12-02 12:30
Baiter statpadder
2019-12-02 11:30
#143
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Brazil bandicoot 
Ecolai "ecov1se" reedtz
2019-12-02 11:56
I'm pretty sure you cannot call it your year. Liquid won the IGS and 6 tourneys in a row. IMO the IGS is much harder to achieve than a major win (because you need consistency). So even though Astralis won 2 majors this year and even if they win EPL Finals and BLAST, I wouldn't say they dominated this year. It is then pretty even between them and TL.
2019-12-02 12:46
liquid might won grand slam but era was so short Astralis so far Liquid in any thing
2019-12-02 13:17
According to The Pro players; Major > Every other Tournament even, A Major is what EVERY single Pro player dreams of Winning ...
2019-12-02 13:20
Pff all the sad kids which try to regret Astralis dominance, just cause theyre depressed of their fav Teams arent allowed to win big tournaments right now... :)
2019-12-02 13:50
bruh u won two majors its your year
2019-12-02 14:02
#172
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Taiwan Himeii 
playing with 190 fps on a 244Hz monitor is like playing 60 fps on a 144Hz monitor. it's that bad.
2019-12-02 14:12
#178
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North America pieisgood186 
Lulquid overrated as always.
2019-12-02 15:09
#188
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United Kingdom CRYBUYPOWER 
g2 are gonna take pro league so nt device
2019-12-02 19:31
its already their year imo
2019-12-02 20:08
#192
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Europe Werner9 
Dev1ce Top1 this year and Top 3 of all time
2019-12-03 00:30
#194
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Devicetop1
2019-12-03 11:40
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