Astralis to skip RMR 2 tournament

Astralis have decided against participating in the second European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament, to be hosted by Beyond the Summit later this month, a representative of the Danish organisation has confirmed.

In a statement provided to 1pv.fr, Kasper Hvidt, Sports Director at Astralis, explained that the decision to skip cs_summit 6 was made "due to our general planning around the team and the way we would be punished for substituting players."

With Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth currently on leave as they recover from burnout, Astralis would be forced to make two substitutions, losing 960 of the 2400 RMR points that they have amassed so far through winning the StarLadder Major and ESL One: Road to Rio. Any further changes before the final RMR tournament would then also cost them 20 per cent of their total points, per player — meaning that they could end up with fewer points than what they have now in case of a poor run at cs_summit 6.

"Unfortunately it would make no sense for Astralis to play this tournament under the given circumstances," Mr. Hvidt added.

cs_summit 6 will take place from June 22 through July 5 in Europe and North America, with the winner netting 2000 RMR points. Astralis are currently leading the European rankings with a 720 point lead over second-placed G2. The third RMR tournament, which will take place in the Fall, will have the most points of all on offer as Valve wants to reward teams hitting peak form in the run-up to the Major, which is scheduled for November.

Astralis are currently competing in DreamHack Masters Spring and the BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown with Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer. The latter has joined the team on a short-term deal that runs until the end of this month, when Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen will finally complete his free transfer from Heroic.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#1
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
lol
2020-06-04 16:15
#18
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Ukraine Valdirr 
wat they doink 0_o
2020-06-04 16:16
they don't want to play with bot jugi and snappi
2020-06-04 16:17
expected astralis total iq dropped %70 after glaive and xyp.
2020-06-04 16:21
+1
2020-06-04 16:21
no their iq in-game dropped but this is a 100iq move. I think if they resub gla1ve and xyp in RMR 3 they'll lose all their points because it's 4 subs if that's how it works, because that's why I heard about kjaerbye's situation
2020-06-04 16:42
mate 100 iq is literally average
2020-06-04 16:53
#199
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Indonesia captaindog0 
Flag doesnt checks out
2020-06-04 17:01
So it was an average iq move SMH HLTV brain
2020-06-04 17:09
100 iq is the maximum iq
2020-06-04 17:34
for Poland it is
2020-06-04 17:42
Flexing with additional 1 iq on average
2020-06-04 18:11
Lol
2020-06-04 18:24
Any averagely intelligent guy sees that they are right in skipping the event, so it makes sense to call it 100 ip move
2020-06-04 17:57
Thank you.
2020-06-04 19:08
#293
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Europe Rawrcakes 
I think the average IQ on most hltv forum trolls are just around their ages. Have a good day mister Sweden
2020-06-04 19:39
This comment made me laugh, haha. Great humour :D
2020-06-04 20:07
what how the fuck you know i am 160 years old bradar ?
2020-06-05 04:32
#313
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Indonesia segopecel 
Had einstein create an hltv account, he would have comment
2020-06-05 12:59
#169
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India _Jazz_ 
0/8 It's the best choice. Do u even understand the rule? If Astralis play with snappi and JUGI, they lose 40% points. They re not going to win it anyways, so they will not gain a lot of RmR points. Now, they bring back gla1ve and xyp9x to play the 3rd RmR tourney, they again lose 40% points. 200 IQ by Astralis.
2020-06-04 16:43
#243
Vodka | 
Europe Miichu 
if they gonna add back xyp9 and glave they not gonna lose 40% points i think
2020-06-04 17:53
it doesn't matter the players they play with for the other tournaments, just the ones they used for the official RMR ones.
2020-06-04 17:55
only if they play at RMR2 with them
2020-06-04 17:57
#292
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India _Jazz_ 
***If they play with snappi and jugi in the 2nd RMR tourney***, they lose 40%. Now, if gla1ve and xyp9x came back and wanna play 3rd RmR event, again 40% loss.
2020-06-04 19:33
#305
mantuu | 
Morocco sIayer 
Its not 40% its 36%. The rule is : u r allowed to change a player for the cost of 20% of the RMR points. If u changed a player, u get 80% of the total of pts u will collect in all the rmr events. If u change another, u get 80% of that 80% which means 64% of the points.
2020-06-05 01:20
#309
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India _Jazz_ 
Yeah. Just said 40 so that people would understand easily.
2020-06-05 06:34
astralis is just waiting to gla1ve and xyp come back, and they will play the 3rd RMR with 2400 because they will not do a roster change, because they will play with the same roster that they paly in the 1st
2020-06-04 18:04
it dropped more than that. at least 90%
2020-06-04 18:57
#192
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Spain N0Love 
And I don't blame them
2020-06-04 16:59
200 iq
2020-06-04 16:18
#190
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2020-06-04 16:58
#233
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
using their brains, like you should try to as well
2020-06-04 17:41
Rage skip
2020-06-04 16:29
danes are weak lmao
2020-06-04 16:35
astralis giving up the no1 spot to mad lions
2020-06-04 16:42
#318
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Russia Desmos 
That's illigeal. I think Valve should chenge the rules and take off some points for skipping this tournament
2020-06-05 20:19
They know they suck lol
2020-06-04 16:15
#81
nopper | 
Latvia kedaLV 
They don't suck. They are in the lead by 720 points and if they even tried participating they would lose ~1000 points so, in the end, they wouldn't profit from participating in this event.
2020-06-04 16:24
#90
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
they would get - 40% points which is not worth since they can qualify easily when they have full roaster
2020-06-04 16:26
Why is Astralis playing so shit?
2020-06-04 16:28
#99
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
why are you so dumb ?
2020-06-04 16:29
#183
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Brazil windmillwick 
Cuz why not?
2020-06-04 16:53
#194
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Denmark Cleandog 
not dumb, smart not loosing 20/40% points due to stupid player substitution rule
2020-06-04 16:59
#196
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
it also can be -80% if they want to play the 3rd tournament with xypx and gla1ve
2020-06-04 17:00
Thats not how it works
2020-06-04 17:16
#236
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
well actually that's how it works , every change results in -20% points
2020-06-04 17:43
Not 80% but 40% of first event and again 40% for second event
2020-06-04 18:56
#267
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
yeah that's what i kinda mean , thanks for clarifying
2020-06-04 18:56
Let's say they swap and lose 40% of the first and 40% of the second. Let's also say they place 8th in first and third in second. Also let's assume they use the same point system (i.e. 1600 for win, third 1400) then they receive: 0.6*800=540 points and then they swap back to Xyp and gla1ve and get third: 0.6*1400=840 For a total of 1380 points. Meaning, if they skip this RMR2 the only way they can make that up is by placing third or better. I sincerely think this is a risky call, I definitely think they can place 3rd with xyp and gla1ve back, and with this roster it's definitely not impossible to place 5-6 or even 4-5 in the tournament they skipped.
2020-06-04 19:14
#206
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Sweden fastflop 
Astralis are playing like shit tho... Losing to vitality OMEGALUL
2020-06-04 17:05
#211
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
dude its not a matter of playing good or not , if they knew they were good they wouldn't tank this rmr tournament
2020-06-04 17:09
#261
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World oRmKalessiN 
60% of astralis on paper. In reality I would say that they've lost about 65% of their power. Its really hard to be in their spot. Just imagine, last two years you knew that you don't need to look to the left (for example) because your teammate will handle this. Now you're not confident about this left side, so you're not so focused on your main objective anymore. It's really hard... During the last major I really rooted for them and still I am. However in my opinion they should've end their careers after winning the first ever Intel grand slam. For at least one and a half years there wouldn't be any competitors for their achievements.
2020-06-04 18:28
#113
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Greece CMi_ 
because its online and they are playing with 2 standins and without igl
2020-06-04 16:32
#122
syrsoN | 
Sweden quacke 
Because they have -Xyp9x and -gla1ve.
2020-06-04 16:33
Because they don't care about online and want to be in the best shape possible for the LANs when they come back.
2020-06-04 16:48
weak mindset lmao
2020-06-04 16:56
Get lower point then u had before event or just dont join. ez
2020-06-04 17:02
no im talking about this "Because they don't care about online and want to be in the best shape possible for the LANs when they come back." not this event in particular cuz it makes sense not to attend.
2020-06-04 17:04
i see that is weak i agree if its true
2020-06-04 17:07
Then they dont care about money, trophies and rankings!! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha What a shit excuse for lacking in performance.
2020-06-04 18:10
but the point still stands. They wouldnt care about 40% if they knew team was strong and could win/top2 LMAO
2020-06-04 16:35
#138
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
that's the thing , they know its a hard task to win it with 2 new players + they would lose 80% of the points overall if they decide to play with xyp9x and gla1ve in the last event , so yeah tanking is the best option they have
2020-06-04 16:37
rather not take the risk tbh
2020-06-04 16:39
risk ajajajaj they arent winning shit with those noobs (subs)
2020-06-04 16:41
not yet at least. es3tag might save them
2020-06-04 16:42
es3tag is a decent-good player on a top 10 team. for a team of AST caliber he shouldnt be on the team, but I mean with Snappi and JUGI any danish player is an upgrade. For all we know device takes a break aswell with his medical situation so es3tag might join that way
2020-06-04 17:50
#4
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Poland halucyn0 
classic
2020-06-04 16:15
oof
2020-06-04 16:15
L
2020-06-04 16:15
lmfao
2020-06-04 16:15
#8
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Denmark peekuunn 
rip
2020-06-04 16:15
LUL
2020-06-04 16:15
Lul
2020-06-04 16:15
#11
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United Kingdom sslemons 
RIP GOAT TEAM
2020-06-04 16:16
wtf
2020-06-04 16:16
maybe next time
2020-06-04 16:16
#14
fnx | 
Cyprus Galaxy322 
RiP
2020-06-04 16:16
cuz xyp needs more time?
2020-06-04 16:16
#92
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
cuz they would lose - 40% points
2020-06-04 16:27
so what. better then 0 points
2020-06-04 16:29
#110
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
No , astralis already is far ahead in points from last tournament and berlin major , they shouldn't risk losing 40% of their points for some points that wouldn't change much
2020-06-04 16:31
How is - 900 better than 0?
2020-06-04 16:31
#114
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United Kingdom ggmibr 
are you stupid lol. They lose 40% of their total points, not just for the 1 tournament
2020-06-04 16:32
#115
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Poland rude_wredne 
They are top1 with points..
2020-06-04 16:32
#151
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Bruh..
2020-06-04 16:38
#16
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Poland Julka 
Understandable
2020-06-04 16:16
#17
device | 
Ukraine Valdirr 
wtf
2020-06-04 16:16
WHAT
2020-06-04 16:16
Big balls astralis
2020-06-04 16:16
-ASTRALIS +BIG CLAN LETS FUCKING GO! WE DESERVE THIS CHANCE AND WE WILL WIN THE MAJOR #SomosBIG
2020-06-04 16:16
#95
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Mongolia Kkura 
Lmao j*ermans
2020-06-04 16:27
#121
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Poland rude_wredne 
You really are delusional arent you
2020-06-04 16:33
He definitely is
2020-06-04 16:35
#143
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Poland rude_wredne 
Brat))) 🤗👍
2020-06-04 16:38
0/8 nice joke, biggest clown of HLTV
2020-06-04 16:35
no bug no big
2020-06-04 16:37
+1
2020-06-04 16:40
#23
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Latvia FieryBlood 
oof
2020-06-04 16:16
#24
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Lebanon Dogman69 
lmao but expected
2020-06-04 16:16
#25
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Russia de_markastyan 
no major for AstraLUL KEKW
2020-06-04 16:16
expected from russia flag astralis already has 2400 rmr points from winning the last major and the first rtr event, why play and get their points deducted?
2020-06-04 16:19
#70
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Serbia CoIe47 
wait whats the difference between rtr and rmr points do they both go towards the major?
2020-06-04 16:23
didn’t type properly meant rmr they are the same
2020-06-04 16:24
#219
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Serbia CoIe47 
ok thx for the info
2020-06-04 17:19
thx for your input, go buy a brain
2020-06-04 16:24
#188
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
typical cis team fanboiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
2020-06-04 16:57
#26
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Spain elskio 
well
2020-06-04 16:16
makes sense until gla1ve and xyp9x come back
2020-06-04 16:17
Actually smart
2020-06-04 16:17
#30
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Norway thenewdagon 
yeah its over for astralis. thank god
2020-06-04 16:17
#118
nopper | 
Latvia kedaLV 
bruh they're more likely to keep the lead if they don't participate OmegaLUL
2020-06-04 16:33
#125
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Poland rude_wredne 
What is over for them?
2020-06-04 16:34
#311
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Denmark Menterx 
Nvm him, people from Norway have a natural hater instinct, it comes from not having a scene at one point in time, at all.
2020-06-05 07:27
#31
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
ASTRALIS NOT EVEN TOP 20 AT THE END OF 2020, MARK MY WORDS
2020-06-04 16:17
someone can’t read astralis will have their full roster for the rio major and win it with ease meanwhile retirement home dignitas won’t even be top 30 KEK
2020-06-04 16:18
#44
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
NOT EVEN TOP 20
2020-06-04 16:18
xaxaxaxaxaxa i swear dignitas fans are some of the dumbest on hltv, comparable to cis and br fans i thought sweden had good education but guess not
2020-06-04 16:20
#54
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
NOT EVEN TOP 20
2020-06-04 16:20
Reply needs to have actual content. also 0iq dognitas fans can’t read the 2nd to last paragraph which says “the fall rtr event will have the most points available”, they’ll just win that to qualify for the major xaxaxaxaxaxa cry is free dognitas fangay, grandpas will never be a top 30 team enjoy being carried by denmark for the last 4 years
2020-06-04 16:23
#77
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
NOT EVEN TOP 20
2020-06-04 16:23
dont waste your time on him
2020-06-04 16:24
true he’s too busy sucking f0rest and get_rights balls
2020-06-04 16:27
#131
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Poland rude_wredne 
Cumon men((( not every dig fan is like that guy 😞👌
2020-06-04 16:35
ur flag isn’t sweden so automatically +100iq if you are a dignitas fan most low iq dignitas fans are swedish because they can’t see past nostalgia sadly(( i thought swedes were smart but guess not
2020-06-04 16:39
#156
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Poland rude_wredne 
Oh ok mens))) thanks 😊👍
2020-06-04 16:40
np men)) have a nice day
2020-06-04 16:40
#273
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Finland Kujis 
Imagine being from the dumbest country on earth and talking about others IQ. Top kek Cx
2020-06-04 19:01
#32
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Nepal askyee 
astralis are already qualified anyway
2020-06-04 16:17
#33
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Aremby 
Smart. Not going they expect to not getting more then 64% of their current ammount of points during that RMR team. Overall I agree with them.
2020-06-04 16:17
+1
2020-06-04 16:23
+1
2020-06-04 16:27
astralis extremely high iq, taking advantage of flawed system they will easily win 3rd rtr event
2020-06-04 16:17
You´re right. Too heavy penalty, when a substitution is already reducing odds of succes. Lucky for Astralis they can get by without playing this one
2020-06-04 22:16
#35
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Russia NorthRussian 
Lulstralis Chokestralis FaZe new top1
2020-06-04 16:17
Let me fix that: "we know we're only a top 20 team now, not a top 5 team, so we have some things we have to figure out" LUL
2020-06-04 16:17
so what's wrong with that? why lose points when you have 2 new players? this way they have more time to prepare, and not risk making the double d frustrated cuz of losses, would be quite an impact on the team
2020-06-04 16:26
no wonder chrisj is the only pro in the netherlands, average iq in that country is 55 960 rmr points lost by playing with a weaker lineup, why bother? they’re just going to farm non rmr events until gla1ve and xyp get back and win the last rmr event which has the most points available they have 2400pts already which is a big lead from 2nd
2020-06-04 16:33
200 iq move
2020-06-04 16:17
#38
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Japan Fanta_machine 
They'll win the last one anyways
2020-06-04 16:18
#40
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Spain DEFAULTESP 
LOL
2020-06-04 16:18
Astralis out of top 5 inc mens. How long have we wated, Astralis eliminated.
2020-06-04 16:18
A tournament format that incentivizes teams to _not_ play. Great job, RMR.
2020-06-04 16:19
RIP Astralis
2020-06-04 16:19
-JUGi and snappi +Bubskji and Valde (igl)
2020-06-04 16:19
Magisk is IGL
2020-06-04 16:21
valde is better
2020-06-04 17:56
no
2020-06-04 18:27
yes
2020-06-04 22:10
#48
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Spain danil0aim 
Expected
2020-06-04 16:19
#50
bruttJ | 
Brazil lortBR 
NotLikeThis
2020-06-04 16:19
thats sad mens(((
2020-06-04 16:19
They're recovering from burnout after not traveling to a single tournament for almost 3 months? Have to be rough.
2020-06-04 16:20
travelling isnt the only thing. These guys gotta watch multiple demos like very often just to be ahead of their opponents and they have to play the game meaning they also pracc alot
2020-06-04 16:22
No shit Sherlock. Still weird that they are the only players on the pro scene that's doing it, after the calmest 3 months of CS:GO's history.
2020-06-04 16:26
its not weird at all when they have to play the game constantly
2020-06-04 16:27
and isn't it weird they've been on top for so long? individually they're not the best, but i guess they prepared so far the hardest out of everyone else. being on top means you need to adapt all the time, while the rest of the group just watches what you do and puts it in practice. they really are the most innovative team out there, but that takes the toll as we can see
2020-06-04 16:29
Often you wont notice is until you get some time to breath out!
2020-06-04 16:43
#55
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Brazil morabrasil 
Is it the end my friend?
2020-06-04 16:20
#56
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Lebanon Dogman69 
no point in going to this 2nd RTR with a shit roster that will lose you 960 points by default when entering the competition. so it makes sense to pull out, there is not much to gain
2020-06-04 16:20
they dont even wanna play with jugi and snappi
2020-06-04 16:21
Problem is snappi. He leave right after that tournament. So they had to replace him as well. Do the math. They would lose more than they could win.
2020-06-04 16:34
#61
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Japan Amatsuk1 
what
2020-06-04 16:21
#62
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Smart move
2020-06-04 16:21
#65
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Switzerland x676 
luuuuuuuuuul
2020-06-04 16:22
ez they're already qualified...
2020-06-04 16:22
maybe they are but there is still big difference if you finish high or low as there is limited number of legends spots xd
2020-06-04 16:23
If those remaining tournaments would give the same points yes, but they're gonna give 2x and 3x more points
2020-06-04 16:23
Maybe valve will say Sth about that. They could say you have to attend on all r2r tournaments where you invited or qualified for. Cuz how it would end at the major day? Who plays the major... Or valve say nothing and they don't bring glaive and xyp9x to the major they lose 20% again and drop out
2020-06-04 16:37
#144
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
then astralis would have to either lose 80% of their points or play with snappi and jugi in both of them which would be really unfair , so probably not valve would never force players out of burnout just to do something
2020-06-04 16:38
Read the story in Dota about the player "era" who was forced by valve to play TI. Then come back
2020-06-04 16:40
#166
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
i didn't find anything on the topic , and still not the same circumstances , forcing a player is not like fucking the chances of a team attending the major in such unusual circumstances
2020-06-04 16:42
redbull.com/us-en/the-curious-case-of-er.. for example. Short Era had panic attacks and couldn't travel at all. Beside the psychologic effect, his body suffered as well. he had to puke and other stuff when he wasn't at home. Valve demanded at this time all 5 players are invited or nobody. The pressure of a guy that was on the bottom rises and Valve gave a fuck about his mental health condition. Era said at some point (cuz he wasn't stable at all) he would play TI, after he said that he was forced to play TI or his team got kicked. the team asked 4-5 months before TI if they can have a standin. Valve gave a fuck. He played TI but all of his family travel with him and even during the matches he needed breaks. burnout is nothing compared to that was Era had. He was so fucking depressed and done that his life was on risk.
2020-06-04 19:18
#281
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
that's sad to hear ... fuck a valve dude
2020-06-04 19:21
valve got a shitstorm out of hell. Notail (OG owner and Double TI winner) was part of this team. I mean his team had also done sth wrong but in the end, it was Valve that made the pressure. After that TI, standin was allowed and they change it to the 3 man lineup system what also was a part of csgo. Now Dota has DPC season similar but not exactly equal to the new major qualifier system.
2020-06-04 19:24
#285
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
and how did era recover after this ?
2020-06-04 19:26
I really dunno, he left his team then it was silence about him. 2017-18 he played for alliance but never was on TI level again.
2020-06-04 19:26
#287
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
Rip man , that was a shit thing to do from the part of OG and Valve , rly fucked up dude
2020-06-04 19:28
The clan was FNATIC at this time. I only said that the player "notail" who founded later OG was a part of this team. I dont want give you wrong information with purpose.
2020-06-04 19:31
#290
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Tunisia LenkonFTW 
its my bad my reading its not at its best :x
2020-06-04 19:32
They dont want to drop to 17th rank kekw
2020-06-04 16:22
#69
shox | 
India iejesus 
scared to get rekt again HAHAHA
2020-06-04 16:23
Expected. Even the old trio is less confident now, plus they would lose points Gla1ve and xyp9x should be able to play the third one
2020-06-04 16:25
666 IQ
2020-06-04 16:25
Well yeah obviously it would make no sense for them to play, they'd just lose points due lineup changes :D and they have been playing awful so no way to know could they even win them back.
2020-06-04 16:26
#87
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Sweden Trkmag 
I mean I don’t like Astralis but the rules are retarded
2020-06-04 16:26
#94
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Denmark zorglubx 
I agree they should do this, actually I think they should just take a break for the whole team until everyone is ready to go instead of limping this they have been the last couple of games. Good luck coming back stronger than ever when everyone is ready again!
2020-06-04 16:27
Technically they would only play the ongoing dreamhack and cologne with this lineup Let's be honest, they won't qualify for blast finals
2020-06-04 16:30
#128
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Denmark zorglubx 
Yea I agree, I do not expect them to win anything like this, only against teams like saw, so there is that. It sux for the remaining original members, but I just think they should all take a break, so one of those will not think to take a break after the others come back. But I do think that when you swap in es3tag instead of snappi they could be farily competitive, we will see I guess ;)
2020-06-04 16:34
I guess just didnt really know whats up with rules here... Since all majors so far worked on 3 man cote they probably thought this will too... Grabbing any point with resting 2 players is great in anyones books... Rules just messed that up but they dont give a fuck they are already in the lead
2020-06-04 16:36
#100
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Poland SebL 
Don't start playing untill you find replacement for JUGi.
2020-06-04 16:29
#109
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Switzerland x676 
lmao
2020-06-04 16:31
#148
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Poland SebL 
That's the best option. They would be good if they wouldn't have to play 4vs5.
2020-06-04 16:38
#102
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Belgium Ipufobanned 
Lucky ass OG gonna get an invite
2020-06-04 16:29
#218
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Finland Karppanator 
Don't expect an invite. It's just another spot that was opened up for an open quali.
2020-06-04 17:18
#223
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Belgium Ipufobanned 
CoL got an invite,why wouldnt OG get one
2020-06-04 17:25
CoL_1_Jason_Lake_OG_0_Jason_Lake
2020-06-05 07:04
#315
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Finland Karppanator 
Like I said, they will be in the open quali.
2020-06-05 18:26
#104
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
Bigbrain
2020-06-04 16:29
Well, Well, well
2020-06-04 16:29
Damn Gaules the zika is going to far
2020-06-04 16:31
astralis probably leaving top 3 by the end of june
2020-06-04 16:32
#116
robiin | 
Sweden Onkov 
I love Astralis honestly this is so damn entertaining ;D
2020-06-04 16:32
Still no information about a qualifier. This is a joke the TO is in a few weeks
2020-06-04 16:32
scared
2020-06-04 16:33
ahahah silvers
2020-06-04 16:34
#126
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
No problem. They’ll still start as Legends because they’ll win the third event. Simple strategy.
2020-06-04 16:34
#127
Grim | 
Thailand beam2546 
Rip astralis
2020-06-04 16:34
Like if they will not make it to Rio smh
2020-06-04 16:35
To bad they are not attending. Bad rules valve
2020-06-04 16:36
Fair rules. They also worked for Dota as well
2020-06-04 16:38
#139
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Serbia LtN)) 
Astralis - 2017-2020 They really were good team i really hope they will comeback
2020-06-04 16:37
LOL
2020-06-04 16:37
#141
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Ukraine McSwell 
That's why Astralis aren't and will never be the best team in csgo history.
2020-06-04 16:37
#155
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Ukraine BaP4uK 
In fact, she is already the best team in the world. For now.
2020-06-04 16:40
I see.
2020-06-04 17:06
Makes sense tho I really doubt they could even gain the 960 points lost
2020-06-04 16:42
#298
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Denmark Nikolaim88 
Are you stupid? They allready are the most decorated team in CS history, most mayors, which 3 of them being in a row. First to win the intel grand slam. Most prize money ever won. More or less dominated 1 1/2 years of tournaments. Name a team that is better qualified for the GOAT team title.
2020-06-04 22:07
People keep trash talking about how shit astralis was. But the truth is they are the best team for recent year. (Not a astralis fans.)
2020-06-04 16:38
#299
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Denmark Nikolaim88 
Without being biased, every analyst sees them as the greatest team to ever play the game.
2020-06-04 22:08
#146
arT | 
Europe t.o.p 
Stupid rules
2020-06-04 16:38
watdoink RIP astralis
2020-06-04 16:38
#149
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Ukraine YUR4S 
LUL end era
2020-06-04 16:38
#153
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Makes sense
2020-06-04 16:39
#158
cam | 
United States girls 
navi ruined these guys
2020-06-04 16:40
#161
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
this org should be put in wall of shame
2020-06-04 16:41
Sad, but makes sense.
2020-06-04 16:43
I mean ok snappi will be out and Esetag in in less than a month but wont they be in a worse standing anyway if they dont participate at all? I mean if they went, they would have gotten 1440 from first tournament and say they get 1000 points that is 2440 then they get -20% again for the next tournament when -snappi +Esetag which would let them go back to about 2000. Then of course it doesnt make sense to go, so they pretty much predict to only get 1000 points in this tournament which is not a lot if the winner gets 2000 (cant find right now how many points each placing gets).
2020-06-04 16:44
so, they choose to skip summit so they can keep their points unchanged, instead of playing and losing 960 pts. Is that it? If so, I'm a bit relieved as an astralis fan. But, in general, it's kinda not fair for the competition. Imagine if other team has a big gap of points and they choose to skip tournaments to avoid losing.
2020-06-04 16:44
I don't see how it's not fair. Astralis doesn't gain or lose anything. Other teams don't lose points unless they change the roster; they can only gain them. In fact, it's a big chance for them to catch up.
2020-06-04 16:59
if that's the case, then it's a win-win for everyone
2020-06-04 17:01
#176
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Russia EveryDayOk 
#RIPASTRALIS
2020-06-04 16:44
#177
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United Kingdom StonkBonk 
Actually a very smart move. Gives device, magisk and dupreeh a well-needed break, and also considering how Astralis look right now with Snappi and Jugi, they might not even break even on the points they lose for having 2 standins.
2020-06-04 16:46
no gla1ve no fun
2020-06-04 16:47
#184
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Indonesia Nuryuky 
End of Astralis era
2020-06-04 16:54
#186
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Brazil bigjohnson 
Makes sense
2020-06-04 16:56
hahahahahhaha maybe disband this tier5 team ?
2020-06-04 16:58
expected. scared of last place finish
2020-06-04 16:59
Damn. Astralis got fucked hard by dem rules. :|
2020-06-04 16:59
+1
2020-06-04 17:29
Those idiots saying they're scared, did you even read the article? If they participate they will lose almost 1000 of those 2400 points they already got, due to the subs. This is a very clever decision, as they wouldnt get any top finish at summit6 anyway, so they would just lose some of what they already got
2020-06-04 17:01
Rip
2020-06-04 17:02
#203
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Macau Be_Happier 
When this Tournament start?
2020-06-04 17:03
22nd
2020-06-04 17:05
#221
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Macau Be_Happier 
Ty
2020-06-04 17:20
good decission actually, they know they cant play 3v7 every game with bot jugi and snappi, tier 3 playing in tier1 its too much for them.
2020-06-04 17:05
#210
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Turkey duxs1 
fairly ok
2020-06-04 17:08
#213
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Smart, other teams getting points reduction for roster changes but they pull out a 200IQ move and skip the tourni all together.
2020-06-04 17:10
Nice move. We will see GOAT Astralis soon.
2020-06-04 17:16
#215
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
LMAO
2020-06-04 17:16
#220
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United States me_0_major 
actually very smart move
2020-06-04 17:19
Why are they losing %40 of their points? Can someone explain
2020-06-04 17:22
lineup changes. Nip, vitality, north, faze, ence all lost some points, but since astralis have more points than everyone else they would lose the most
2020-06-04 17:31
#231
steel | 
Other ToRu 
they lost 2 players and this represent 40% of roster the total amount of points is made by of each player individually did
2020-06-04 17:32
#224
steel | 
Other ToRu 
the fear is real
2020-06-04 17:27
Astralis biggest joke of 2020
2020-06-04 17:28
#301
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Denmark Nikolaim88 
NA CS, the biggest joke in CS.
2020-06-04 22:11
lul Astralis fan mad
2020-06-04 23:21
XD imagine pretending you can say bullshit like "burnout" when the whole world is under lockdown? First it's too much travel, then when there is no travel its burnout, also they seem to be complaining that people aren't bending over for their 7 man roster bullshit. God I hate this fucking team
2020-06-04 17:28
they are so dirty, first nvidia, then smoke bug abuse, now wanting 7 man roster to be standard cuz they are the only org that could maintain it on high performance and take huge advantage of it.
2020-06-04 17:59
A game without this shit team would so much better so we have to enjoy every single second, when we have not to see them...
2020-06-04 18:47
+1000
2020-06-04 18:46
losing points xd
2020-06-04 17:31
#229
MrFuckYou | 
Brazil sdo 
Wonder if they'll keep their form when they reunite
2020-06-04 17:31
#234
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Spain BlaNcoW 
No major for Astralis
2020-06-04 17:42
wat doink?
2020-06-04 17:45
#238
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United States clockworkk 
they're in the major anyway
2020-06-04 17:46
>Having a 7 men roster >2 players take break >Team still skip tournaments, especially major qualifiers Wtf is wrong with them
2020-06-04 17:49
they would lose too much points by attending it with 2 players that they will substitute again the next tournament, smart choice really.
2020-06-04 17:55
#251
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United States clockworkk 
you can only gain points at rmr tournaments
2020-06-04 18:00
but if they attend and do a poor performance (very likely), they would lose point the next rmr tournament again cuz they would put gla1ve and xy again. also they are already qualified probably.
2020-06-04 18:03
no they are not and no you cant loose points same system as WCS for SC2 IIRC it´s top3 legends and 4-7 challenger i´ Europe
2020-06-04 19:01
but this thread is about they losing points lul, you didnt even read it.
2020-06-04 19:01
it is but they are not guaranted to qualify with 2400 points either
2020-06-04 19:04
yeah but they probably dont need more than 600-800points to qualify anyway. they can easely get it on the last rmr.
2020-06-04 19:07
yeah but they probably dont need more than 600-800points to qualify anyway. they can easely get it on the last rmr.
2020-06-04 19:07
so ez major for faze or liquid
2020-06-04 17:52
Astralis 500 IQ
2020-06-04 17:56
#252
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Brazil elpy 
ran away
2020-06-04 18:01
#255
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
Wow, it's a statement: Only Astralis can end their era
2020-06-04 18:06
#258
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China HEIDASHUAi 
Good play
2020-06-04 18:21
Scared of getting embarrassed again xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-06-04 18:36
Xaxa Astralis out of major hopefully
2020-06-04 18:43
#269
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Romania SkipG 
Es3tag won't be in the team when this is starting so no point in +snappi - snappi
2020-06-04 18:57
Astralis season 4 : from apex to pit
2020-06-04 18:58
who cares trash team anyway
2020-06-04 19:11
#283
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Colombia kibitz- 
of course ASTRALIS TIER 2 NOW HAHAHA
2020-06-04 19:25
fuck this clown team
2020-06-04 19:25
They fucked up by resting gla1ve nad xyp and now they cant sub them back. RIPstralis
2020-06-04 19:32
#291
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Libya nanaichini 
is that a threat? The most powerful team in the csgo history is tryna kidnap the major?
2020-06-04 19:32
#294
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Wise, as they are almost guaranteed already at the next major
2020-06-04 19:40
Noobs just disband lool. ecov3c3 cant cary 2 bots while s1mple and zywho get to the top and major finals (s1mple) with 3 bots lmao
2020-06-04 20:06
This make me wonder if they were honest about Jugi and es3tag, Astralis is certainly planning to play RMR3 without any of them and that would go for the Major as well. They do look as mere substitutes for the main squad and don't like if they're an integral part of it.
2020-06-04 21:04
#306
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Nepal maneesh_099 
Dont know about es3tag but jugi was dumb signing. They still want to have a 8 man roaster. Plan seems like they are making a Astralis junior.😂😂
2020-06-05 03:07
#303
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Morocco Y0SseF 
200iQ save points xD
2020-06-04 22:19
#307
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
big brain yeeeah big brain (Y)
2020-06-05 03:48
#312
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Russia razorVJ 
Astralis: not enough points to qualify for the major Major orgs: Oh god how can we not invite Astralis the richest team in this fucking universe *making last minute rule changes*
2020-06-05 09:43
#314
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China zhonimakiNg 
astralis, i get u need a time to get used to roster, but come on
2020-06-05 17:29
what I read from that is.. we expect to have good old lineup back at major <3
2020-06-05 18:27
what I read from that is.. we expect to have good old lineup back at major <3
2020-06-05 18:27
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