device: "It is to be expected that some things might change"

Ahead of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, the Danish star spoke about Astralis' underwhelming results and how they plan to turn things around.

Three consecutive tournament finishes outside of the top four have sounded the alarm bells over in the Astralis camp. The Danish powerhouse, always expected to be in contention for the trophy, was most recently eliminated in ESL Pro League Season 13 after two one-sided defeats to Gambit and FURIA, raising big questions about Astralis' level ahead of the BLAST Premier Showdown.

To hear about what is going on inside the squad, we spoke to Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, who was quick to admit that the team's individual level hasn't been up to par. "CS is a game of who kills the other guy first, so if you don't do that you will obviously get punished," the AWPer said, giving praise to the CIS teams that have risen to prominence in 2021.

device acknowledged Astralis' disappointing individual level

device noted that qualifying for the BLAST Premier Spring Finals is important for them but that he feels no pressure heading into the tournament, "even though we are such a big brand and name". The priority for the team right now seems to be figuring out how to be back in form for Flashpoint 3, the European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event scheduled for May.

Changes are not out of the question for the AWPer, who expects Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen to play "a few games" in the BLAST event. While the decisions will ultimately come down to Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen and the organization, device seems open to adjustments: "I think that it is completely plausible that some things will happen".

Starting with ESL Pro League, you finished first in the groups and then you go into the playoffs, where you had two tough defeats. Were you surprised with the level Astralis showed in these matches, or were there signs that things weren't going that well before the playoffs?

Going into the group stage, we had a long period of practice, so obviously, there are always results that are up and down, it is kind of hard to know where your map pool is at. I think we kind of had a miracle group stage in some way, maybe overperformed in some way. Every game was close. I mean, after the first three days we could've been 0-3, but instead, we were 2-1. We knew that it was a bit shaky, I would say, and as I also discussed in the post-game interview with ESL, I think that the individual level is not there consistently for us and that is why we get bullied and lose big games.

Fundamentally, we are doing things very well. It is easy to see if you try to analyze a game like our Inferno vs. Gambit that it is just the individual level that is not on par. We knew everything that we were doing. It is hard to say if you are surprised, it is just an annoying factor. But CS is a game of who kills the other guy first, so if you are not able to do that you will obviously get punished.

What was interesting was Astralis losing by such big scorelines because you usually make the other team really work hard for a win. In these two games, we had complete blowouts on a couple of maps, the best performances ever by arT and Ax1Le against a top team, so people are making records against Astralis. Is there also a part of the mental side not being that good, you not being fully in the game, giving up?

I definitely don't think people have given up in any sense. You also mention Ax1Le and arT, two truly aggressive players, the guys that will get the first duel. So in regards to the mental aspects, it is definitely the confidence regarding the duels you are getting. When the opponents might feel that, "Okay, I can choose whatever duel, even if it is not a favorable one, and win it", then you know it is going to be a really tough and long game (laughs). Because you can play the map perfectly from a strategic point of view and gain the map control you want but if you just don't trade well enough... it's just about the individual level, I would say, for our performance in EPL. You can't really look at anything else and be too harsh because when we had the individual level in some of the games in the group stage we also won those, even though it was close and obviously we are not the dominant team we have always been, I would say that that is the biggest factor why we have been unsuccessful this year and also one of the reasons why the CIS region is so strong, They just have so many skilled players, right?

We have the individual level, the online era where everyone is playing more individually, and then the map pool, which seems like the third part of that discussion around Astralis right now. It really doesn't seem like you have one map or two maps that you feel very comfortable on, that you go towards. You picked Train against FURIA, while in the past, it was always Inferno and Nuke, but that super-strong Nuke is long gone. What is going on in that aspect? Why can't you have a stable home map?

There are always two philosophies in regards to vetos and map strengths, and it is either picking into the opponent's weaknesses or your own strengths. I think that we tried to pick into the opponents' weaknesses because we felt like our map pool was balanced, maybe not in the strongest way (laughs), but it was balanced in the sense that we could win on basically most of the maps but we could also lose on most maps. As you said, Nuke is far away, Inferno was kind of a comfort pick against a lot of teams and suddenly we couldn't get that going. We lost against EG and obviously Gambit in the play-in game. Picking into the opponents' weaknesses was the obvious choice for us because we didn't have that strong feeling on any map. I would probably say that, going into the tournament, Vertigo was one of the maps we looked the strongest on but we just had a poor showing on it, even though it was one of the maps we played fairly well on against FURIA.

You have had just a couple of days before the BLAST Showdown. How do you rate the Showdown, how important of an event is this for you? It qualifies you for the Spring Finals but at the same time, you have DreamHack Masters and the RMR coming up... Where does this sit for you?

We've been in Copenhagen for three weeks, for me that obviously also amounts to some sort of stress because of not being home, being constantly at a hotel or in the office. Things have not been ideal for some of us that don't live in Copenhagen so right now, I have just been focusing on finding the individual level I want, and also the balance in regards to the stress levels. I would say, of course, the tournament is important, it is just a really tough tournament. Everyone knows that. Being paired with OG is just... how it is, you know. We are just going to take it one match at a time. There is no doubt that we want to do our best, but what that level is and how good we are going to be - nobody really knows.

We haven't been practicing since we got home as we haven't had time for anything. The RMRs are the most important for us, we're looking forward to seeing which direction everything goes and locking that in.

Are there going to be any changes from Astralis going into the event? Bubzkji is on the bench, there has been some talk, even from him, saying that the team is going to be using him differently. Is this that opportunity to bring him in?

Everything comes down to zonic, who is the leader of the roster. I would say that it is to be expected that some things might change. I am at least thinking that he is going to play a few games, right? You just have to test out everything going into the RMR because you see NAVI, you see Vitality, they have already kind of dumped the six-man roster, and we are in a situation where we have a game developer that doesn't support that change of direction. It is for the organization and Danny (zonic) to figure out how Astralis is going to be the strongest team against OG and then against the next team, and take it day by day. I think that it is completely plausible that some things will happen.

Last time we talked, speaking of es3tag, you said that him joining Cloud9 was "a unique opportunity, and you never know, maybe we will link up in the future again". Is es3tag's return a possibility for Astralis?

Again, I'm not in the position to really speak about transfer policy and I'm not the one making any decisions, even though I am an influential player in the team. It is in the upper echelons, the higher tier in the organization to figure out the best for the team as a whole and the direction to follow. Of course, people are disappointed, and people have been tweeting this and that, so for me to stay as passive as possible allows Astralis as an organization to figure out the best opportunity. I think Patrick (es3tag) is a great guy, I think he elevates dupreeh to be able to be a top-five player in the world. They have some great chemistry and he is a really motivating guy to play with.

Of course, I think all different sorts of possibilities have been looked at but - I don't know anything (laughs). Really, I don't. As I said before, Astralis and Danny are evaluating the best opportunities for the future.

Going back to the Showdown, you are playing OG first, which is kind of a punishment for them for submitting their lineup late, but also a punishment for your team. How do you see that first game, playing against OG with a new player?

They are a great team, they have been struggling to find their rhythm and their players. They are obviously going to be really motivated, they are at a bootcamp, they haven't had a tournament in a long time, at least one of the big ones like this is. It is a tough team to face, and in all honesty, the rules are as they are, and it is just unlucky for us to be facing the consequences of that. I don't have any negative comments towards that, it is just how it is. We are still in a young era of Counter-Strike as an esport and creating the right rules and structures hasn't happened yet in all places. But I think it will happen in the future and I'm happy to be where I am.

Back to OG, it is just going to be a tough game, as I said it has been tough with practice, the media day, going home from Copenhagen, and all this. I feel like there is no pressure on us and we have to treat it that way. Even though we are such a big brand and name we have to play without pressure and just - I think I've mentioned it a few times now - take it one match at a time. If we go through, we are probably facing G2 in the second game, and they are also a crazy good team. It is going to be a tough tournament and it is important to take it one day at a time, try to get on the best individual and team level you can.

There has been a bit of criticism towards Astralis now with a couple of, not necessarily poor results, but not great results either, not being able to compete for titles. With the negative comments around the team and some drama going around, is there anything you want to address or say to the fans that have been following Astralis during these couple of underwhelming months in 2021?

Yeah, I completely understand the expectations and the criticism, no doubt about that. It is hard to be a professional in this current era, sometimes when I try to explain it to some friends that don't follow it closely I describe Counter-Strike as this neverending train that goes in circles. If you step off the train and you don't practice individually and heavily as a team, if you don't constantly try to improve, it is hard to get back on that train again.

I think it is important for us to realize the era in which we are. Are we in a rebuilding era or are we in a situation where we just have to work a little bit harder and things will work out? It is hard to know, but we are trying our best. I understand the frustrations and I just want people to know that we are not giving up.

Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
748
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
finally
2021-04-13 11:33
35 replies
Astralis about to get es3tag back for free
2021-04-13 11:34
32 replies
Gla1ve gonna retire maybe
2021-04-13 11:35
31 replies
finally astralis disband
2021-04-13 11:36
17 replies
#50
Xyp9x | 
Turkey JEXA
1 iq reply
2021-04-13 11:51
13 replies
device probably snake , see you later.
2021-04-13 13:54
10 replies
#190
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Netherlands tblgk
HE CALLED IT PEOPLE
2021-04-23 12:21
Man where did you get the time machine
2021-04-23 12:22
PogU
2021-04-23 12:28
#193
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Norway Balta69
+1
2021-04-23 12:29
WHAAAT
2021-04-23 12:30
#195
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United States Shr3y
Will global warming end us all in 30 years?
2021-04-23 12:30
#196
Xyp9x | 
Turkey JEXA
BRUH WTFF
2021-04-23 12:36
wtfff
2021-04-23 13:49
PROOF JAPAN HAS TIME MACHINE ALREADY
2021-04-25 08:05
Men can you help me out with some of my upcoming exams? I really need to know what to study until then.
2021-04-28 18:12
#173
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Australia poppyxox
+1
2021-04-14 13:06
+1
2021-04-23 01:56
Dev1ce is HL... boss
2021-04-13 11:51
#56
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Denmark Yikesslol
you wish :D
2021-04-13 11:54
+1
2021-04-13 12:16
#35
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Estonia Hazardouz
because of child?
2021-04-13 11:40
9 replies
wtf toxic menss... just let him retire mens don't call him a child because he wants to retire
2021-04-13 12:05
8 replies
Bruh...he got a child, they don t call him one
2021-04-13 12:06
#78
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Estonia Hazardouz
nice ba1t
2021-04-13 12:07
1 reply
10/10? how u rate it.. because my English tongue is not mother language sorry for misunderstanding
2021-04-14 05:22
i think he ment because of the child he is going to have
2021-04-13 12:12
#139
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
lol
2021-04-13 15:09
hahahahahah
2021-04-13 16:06
8/10 bait is good but peopel with some IQ can see the bait
2021-04-15 22:06
1 reply
XD
2021-04-16 06:07
-glaive +MSL
2021-04-13 13:24
1 reply
#129
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Macedonia HyPeRExE
never
2021-04-13 13:43
Gla1ve is not the problem...magisk is rly poor and xyp9x aswell...i think at least one of them will leave
2021-04-17 11:30
#19
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Other the_dark
HOLY SHIT!!
2021-04-13 11:35
Everyone has their ups and downs, Astralis is no exception, the important thing is that they train hard and this is damn good)
2021-04-13 20:18
#2
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Georgia no_scene
ok
2021-04-13 11:33
#4
shrek | 
Poland nevari
ok
2021-04-13 11:33
cloes
2021-04-13 11:33
#6
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Sweden AFCHannes
ok
2021-04-13 11:33
yes plis
2021-04-13 11:33
#8
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Jordan Zereeni
rip
2021-04-13 11:33
#9
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Finland ManLikeRopz
+es3tag when???
2021-04-13 11:44
#10
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Europe RiflerDash
no no keep going! atleast lose to Tyloo first before changing!
2021-04-13 11:34
1 reply
#180
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New Zealand ZuppheN
lmao xD
2021-04-17 13:05
#11
NiKo | 
Hungary syos
No way
2021-04-13 11:34
#12
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Denmark dannt
ASS "BUBZKJI IS BEING HELD HOSTAGE" TRALIS
2021-04-13 11:34
hope es3tag comes back
2021-04-13 11:34
4 replies
#63
Xyp9x | 
Iceland Fridd
Agreed
2021-04-13 12:00
I think best bet is to -xyp9x and +es3tag
2021-04-13 12:13
2 replies
maybe a 6 man roster without bubzkji ofc he didnt show his full potential but I still think that es3tag fits better than bubz does
2021-04-13 12:16
Might be. I cant stop thinking about glaive and dupreeh leaving aswell. Glaive will be a dad soon and talked about "only wanting to reach the top once" when he joind astralis. He has been to the top, but he clearly is no longer. Also dupreeh openly talked about retirment because of his age.
2021-04-13 15:39
-gla1ve -Xyp9x +blameF +k0nfig Lets go
2021-04-13 11:34
18 replies
#26
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Portugal reymimo
no.
2021-04-13 11:37
why would k0nfig and blame go to a worse team lol
2021-04-13 11:37
6 replies
Astralis with -gla1ve -Xyp9x +blameF +k0nfig has arguably higher potential than current Complexity but with that being said, too many role clashes and the team just won't work.
2021-04-13 11:39
5 replies
I think Jason Lake creates a way more healthy environment in his team than what Astralis has, especially since the whole Bubzki fiasco
2021-04-13 11:40
4 replies
Dude comparing Nikolaj Nyholm to Jason is like comparing dishwater to Mtn dew Astralis is an org is literally garbage and I'd love to see the players leave for some other org. They're my favorite team since their Dignitas days and it's saddening to see them associated with such a scummy org.
2021-04-13 11:43
3 replies
Wow. Never thought I would see a mountain dew in a comparison where it represents better of two things lmao
2021-04-13 13:06
2 replies
Men I love Mtndw personally plis don't judge :D
2021-04-13 14:31
1 reply
#143
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Denmark Bagjo
Drinking any energy drinks shows how smart you are..
2021-04-13 15:20
blameF would just lurk while everyone goes into one bombsite, it clashes with Astralis' playstyle. And let's not even mention the buyouts.
2021-04-13 11:41
5 replies
I think Astralis can afford them. blameF buyout: bag of rice and 10kg of chicken breasts k0nfig is even cheaper
2021-04-13 11:44
4 replies
I know you are kidding but no, astralis cant afford to Buyout Blamef and konfig from COL, unless Jason wish to sell them for whatever reason. COL have a higher chance to buy devve, Dupreeh and xyppe from astralis.
2021-04-13 11:52
I know you are kidding but no, astralis cant afford to Buyout Blamef and konfig from COL, unless Jason wish to sell them for whatever reason. COL have a higher chance to buy devve, Dupreeh and xyppe from astralis.
2021-04-13 11:52
#62
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Denmark KingDevice
1 bag of weed and Kristian is on his way back home, true story
2021-04-13 11:59
I know you are kidding but no, astralis cant afford to Buyout Blamef and konfig from COL, unless Jason wish to sell them for whatever reason. COL have a higher chance to buy devve, Dupreeh and xyppe from astralis.
2021-04-13 20:28
T3 confirmed
2021-04-13 12:03
2 replies
0/8 Replacing two dead weights with two solid players = insta Tier 1
2021-04-13 12:04
1 reply
-infinity/8
2021-04-13 12:04
#106
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Bulgaria R34
-mag0sk +blamef
2021-04-13 12:33
#16
i am | 
Finland iBait
Finally -Device
2021-04-13 11:35
1 reply
8/8
2021-04-23 17:28
#17
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Portugal Hmikas
:O
2021-04-13 11:35
o shit
2021-04-13 11:35
finally
2021-04-13 11:36
:(((( Content
2021-04-13 11:36
1 reply
this is good for astralis, they can make their way up to the top with some changes.
2021-04-13 11:43
I would love to see es3tag back in astralis, he fitted in so perfectly...
2021-04-13 11:36
Even device doesn't know if bubzkji will play lol
2021-04-13 11:36
Fantastic interview, great job Prof! <3
2021-04-13 11:38
1 reply
Ok I will read interview now instead of reading comments))))
2021-04-13 16:18
finally astralis needed a change
2021-04-13 11:38
In short, bubzkji will replace xyp9x :O
2021-04-13 11:40
2 replies
that pretty much summarizes the situation
2021-04-13 15:06
Probably true(((
2021-04-13 18:04
#46
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Portugal H3NR
I'm gonna be pissed if they don't give Bubz a chance against OG. If you're going to lose against a new roster, please do so with your 6th man :(
2021-04-13 11:45
1 reply
+1
2021-04-17 15:51
get es3tag back maybe?
2021-04-13 11:46
"I think es3tag is a great guy, I think he elevates dupreeh to be able to be a top-five player in the world" FeelsStrongMan
2021-04-13 11:47
13 replies
#66
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Portugal lolmens246
dupreeh top 5 xd device is biased
2021-04-13 12:02
12 replies
it'd be quite impressive if ANYONE was a Top 5 player at 28 tho
2021-04-13 12:04
2 replies
#71
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Portugal lolmens246
no
2021-04-13 12:04
1 reply
Great point. Have a nice day!
2021-04-13 12:05
Well he was top 5 in 2018, that wasnt a long time ago, why cant he be again one ?
2021-04-13 13:01
8 replies
he wasn't, and please don't post some stupid article
2021-04-13 13:01
7 replies
"he wasnt" well he was.
2021-04-13 13:03
6 replies
well he wasn't, just some random webpage that can heavily boost you up based on your team success, not how well you play
2021-04-13 13:04
5 replies
he played insanely well that year, you are underrating him.
2021-04-13 13:05
2 replies
nah i think he was top 10 but top 5 is too much
2021-04-13 13:05
1 reply
flair checks out
2021-04-13 15:55
hltv top20 list < your opinion kekw
2021-04-13 13:56
#188
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Denmark dyinbyran
HLTV opinion< random guy opinion
2021-04-22 15:21
bye bye xypex
2021-04-13 11:49
#52
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Lithuania figaro303
estag is free again:)
2021-04-13 11:51
7 replies
Is he?????
2021-04-13 11:54
6 replies
He isn't - yet. C9 holding the player rn but idk who in their right mind will buy them.
2021-04-13 12:05
5 replies
Yeah what I thought, why would they terminate contract already after spending 100000 billion million dollars
2021-04-13 12:06
1 reply
Yep lol But they're delusional if they expect any one them to be sold, maybe other than Es3tag to Astralis. And maybe Floppy to some Valorant team.
2021-04-13 12:07
it would be nice if Astralis were able to loan him for some time and in return pay parts of his salary with an eventual option to buy, if the team reach certain goals this would be so good
2021-04-13 12:08
2 replies
Imo they should fix whatever is going on with Bubzkji first. If they can't make 6 men work, It'd be a setup to a massive backlash if they sign Es3 and don't play with Bubzkji
2021-04-13 12:12
1 reply
I kinda have a feeling that Bubzkji's place in Astralis is no more. it all just feels like they made a huge misjudgement and are now trying to keep his value steady by constantly hinting at an appearance of the player
2021-04-13 12:15
kick ugly botisk
2021-04-13 11:53
Interesting
2021-04-13 11:54
Es3tag FeelsStrongMan come back strenghten the beast of dupreeh
2021-04-13 11:55
#65
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Portugal lolmens246
Another day another opportunity for device to 1v9
2021-04-13 12:00
-magisk +kjaerbye :)
2021-04-13 12:04
#80
es3tag | 
Denmark LuiM
-xyp +eztag
2021-04-13 12:07
#81
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yea it seems like some changes are likely to happen, they haven't practiced really for this event either so I expect them to be in slump here as well. Hopefully things can be figured out before the RMR event.
2021-04-13 12:07
add S1mple and Electonic
2021-04-13 12:09
2 replies
#128
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United Kingdom novaseer
ah yes, the famous danish players
2021-04-13 13:39
1 reply
:D
2021-04-13 14:01
-xyp9x +es3tag
2021-04-13 12:14
rip xyp9x
2021-04-13 12:14
-dupreeh & xyp9x +bubzkij & ez4es3tag
2021-04-13 12:15
#96
cyx | 
Denmark VojenZ
I think - Xyp + Es3tag and - magisk/glaive + Bubzki. And then Magisk or Glaive call depending who gets kicked/benched. I know Glaive is better on paper than magisk, but Imo Glaive is nesting with a child inc and not where he should be.
2021-04-13 12:20
cya xyp9x
2021-04-13 12:23
#99
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Sweden Zolity
less goo
2021-04-13 12:24
They just need to get their shit together. Their personal performance is poor and that's it. Also they were by far most studied team in past so people know how to play against them, that doesn't help either. I think they should not gamble and stick with the plan, i mean with this roster.
2021-04-13 12:39
-gla1ve -xyp +bub +es3 or get +konfig +blamef and get a completly new playstyle, kinda risky but if it works, this could be a huge time..
2021-04-13 12:38
2 replies
+1
2021-04-13 12:44
looks interesting
2021-04-13 14:13
-bubzkji +vesper, they need a young blood in the team to warm the bench really good. Keep the original 5 as the main line up.
2021-04-13 12:40
rip xyp
2021-04-13 12:50
"There is no doubt that we want to do our best, but what that level is and how good we are going to be - nobody really knows." - than who the hell knows, mr. Reedtz? Are you guys actually pro players with all that helping stuff on your side or you just play faceit for fun and depend on luck? CSGO such a random at the moment, damn.
2021-04-13 13:13
its time for zonic to give hunden chance to carry this guys to top 1 again
2021-04-13 13:27
indeed changements are needed
2021-04-13 13:31
Bubzkji play two maps problems solve!
2021-04-13 14:35
+ blameF + k0nfig or +cadiaN +stavn - gla1ve - xypn9x
2021-04-13 14:49
1 reply
Ego idei polnaya hooynia
2021-04-13 16:00
#137
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Europe Vallon4
Which is the beginning of the end. No team that has been dominant and made changes to its long-lasting core has ever again contended for top 1. NiP, fnatic, VP, even SK (who had no era). RIP Astralis.
2021-04-13 15:05
Back to Blastralis...
2021-04-13 15:11
okok
2021-04-13 15:12
-Glaive
2021-04-13 15:15
1 reply
no
2021-04-13 15:54
#144
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Denmark Bagjo
The amount of shit talk in here is as useual trough the sky..
2021-04-13 15:24
is this the end...?
2021-04-13 15:27
#148
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China Youmu
"some things will happen" means that they lose in the girst match and get eliminated LOL
2021-04-13 15:45
1 reply
kakakakakkaakka
2021-04-13 16:44
Honestly I have no idea what happened to Astralis map pool, like they had Nuke and Inferno on which they were one of the best teams in the world for like 3 years or so, and now they are getting trashed on Inferno by OG with new player. I don't understand that. I think Astralis should let Bubzkji go, and just try to grind it with this 5-man roster, I think they still got everything needed to be the best team in the world again, and I would give this roster more time. GL guys.
2021-04-13 15:55
#152
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Finland Jambi_
It is for the organization and zonic to figure out how Astralis is going to be the strongest team against OG and then against the next team, and take it day by day. I think that it is completely plausible that some things will happen Next team kekw
2021-04-13 16:00
i think it would be a mistake to replace xyp but then again who else to be replaced (except obv bubz) so the conclusion is - dont change at all, learn from SK.
2021-04-13 16:02
#155
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Brazil tskvsky
- gla1ve +es3tag
2021-04-13 16:04
#158
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Netherlands ONGix
Maybe device should change his skill level, he is still faceit level 8 competing against literal professionals. You can't count on dupreeh magisk and glaive to carry your career that much like geez
2021-04-13 16:28
#159
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Japan slier
what the hell is wrong with Valve anyway? why are they so opposed with 6 man roster? did they know in some point of time, there will be a player experiencing burnout..so who have to replace the burnout player? Gabe???? damn stupid
2021-04-13 16:43
#163
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Asia flameZzZ
es3tag welcome back <3
2021-04-13 18:10
#164
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Oceania Syncheon
worth the pric3tag <3
2021-04-13 18:17
device: we do a little trolling
2021-04-13 18:59
Respect the guys, this shit happened sometimes in cs go history.. you never know if it's only a bad time they can get around, ofc they have a lot of doubts in their heads. Changing is not always the best as you can see in SK example.
2021-04-13 19:27
Astralis have not been the same after NaVi destroyed them multiple times last year.
2021-04-13 19:40
Sell esetag for 2.1m and scam c9 into disbanding then get him back for free absolute gigabrain moves
2021-04-13 20:03
They're just guilty about kicking 1 person on their core. I know they are already had someone in mind that needs to be replaced, but their bond as a family is so strong that it took over the fact that they still need to grab trophies.
2021-04-14 02:25
having won so much already, I think it might be hard to keep up motivation on grinding.
2021-04-15 13:32
#175
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Romania Gogoasaa
I think that now, Astralis is in a very big impasse and need a big change like they did in 2018 and took Magisk...
2021-04-15 15:02
-gla1ve -xyp +es3tag +bubs magisk igl trust me, would work quite well
2021-04-17 10:30
Gla1ve has a baby coming and he's probably wealthier than he ever needed to be, so retiring for his personal life might be the move even if he still has a lot of fight left in him. Gla1ve seems like the kind of guy who thinks about things big brain style and might decide to quit while he's ahead to focus on his family and life. He could easily get a cushier job being an analyst or some sort of strategic asset to a team instead of a full time player too and keep raking in the cash. Es3tag back on astralis would be a dream come true and seeing dupreeh in the top 5 again would make my heart happy. Es3 has a lot to offer as a player and his honeymoon period on astrl last time was very promising. I've been a fan since TSM & dignitas days but honestly I'm not so sad to see today's astralis falling out of the top 5. They're good guys and fun to root for and especially since there seem to be a lot of creative options I think it'll be fun to see what happens even without the high expectations that we've grown to hold astralis to since 2018. TLDR: rip top one but still real fun
2021-04-17 21:44
They only want LAN let's see who hits the most
2021-04-20 20:32
#184
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Denmark Vespurr
Xyp9x we will miss you :((( I cry every day
2021-04-20 20:34
Astralis need to be more aggressive specially on there ct side cause they playing by the book all the time,. on early round i like to see xyp and magisk to be aggressive so they can get the momentum for the whole game..
2021-04-21 04:08
#186
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Brazil Sudario
F for dev1ce
2021-04-22 14:49
xD
2021-04-22 14:50
#197
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Tunisia Tunisiaa
F
2021-04-23 12:37
#198
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Norway Balta69
ur plan was to leave astralis to improve things???????
2021-04-23 12:37
how this aged. oh dear dear
2021-04-23 14:14
#203
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France t3r4byt3
yes device, things did change for sure lol
2021-04-26 00:28
thats one way of putting it lol
2021-04-30 22:20
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