Gone, but not to be forgotten: The legacy of Astralis, the greatest team of all time (Part 1)

As the most successful team to ever grace our game was finally laid to rest this year, we look back on the legacy that they have left indelibly etched into CS:GO history.

The Astralis lineup that won three back-to-back Majors was, without a doubt, the greatest team to ever touch the game of Counter-Strike. Their dominance was unparalleled, they drove forward the meta of the game, and they forever cemented their place in the pantheon of the greatest teams.

However, many will not understand or appreciate their full history, their rise from talented also-rans to indomitable masters of all they surveyed. The tale of the core of that Astralis team, of Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, goes back all the way to 2013.

Astralis' fourth Major win in Berlin ensured their legacy

Come with me on a stroll down memory lane, as we follow the journey of that fabled core as they rise through the ranks of the CS:GO elite and eventually cement themselves as legends of the game.

The early days — learning, growing, and choking

device, dupreeh and Xyp9x began their journey in the Danish scene on CPH Wolves and then Dignitas under the leadership of respected CS:Source IGL Henrik "⁠FeTiSh⁠" Christensen. The early days were a tale that is common of talented youngsters, of impressing but never quite fulfilling their full potential. The major issue suffered by this squad, and by device in particular, was choking; they seemed to drop in level significantly whenever they got to the business end of a tournament.

By 2014 they were cementing themselves as one of the top teams in the world, but they still suffered from nagging underperformance when it mattered most, and they seemed to specifically struggle against NIP. Take the EMS One Katowice Major as a case study; they came into the event in red-hot form, spanked iBUPOWER, Reason and HellRaisers on their way to the semi-finals, only to be spanked themselves by the Ninjas.

February of 2015 is when the rise truly began, with the arrival of Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and the switch to playing under TSM. As the leader himself admitted in an interview with Duncan "⁠Thorin⁠" Shields in later years, the team were very receptive to all of his ideas due to their perpetual underperformance. His arrival also seemed to inject some confidence into them, and they set about cementing themselves as a top-two team in the world, winning events more regularly and finally managing to take important series wins over perennial nemesis NIP. They even spent a couple of weeks as the number one team in the world, briefly snatching the top spot from fnatic after a storming run at the PGL Season 1 Finals, sweeping that event with 6 map wins, 0 losses. But there were two major problems that would haunt this iteration of the team — consistency and Majors.

karrigan brought the first real taste of success to the core

They would win tournaments and generally place well, but there were annoyingly frequent blips — a 7-8th at ESL ESEA Pro League S1 for example, which included an embarrassing defeat to Brazilians Keyd, who counted Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga among their number, some time before they became top CS:GO professionals.

It also seemed they were simply cursed when it came to the Majors. Their first swing under the TSM banner was a miss at ESL One Katowice 2015, which was understandable; it was still early days with karrigan at the helm, and they received an unfortunate draw in the form of — you guessed it — NIP in the quarter-finals, where they fell 1-2. The next Major, ESL One Cologne, saw them suffer in the semi-finals at the hands of the Frenchmen of Envy, the squad that seemed to be slowly joining NIP as a team that the Danes could never beat. The final Major under the TSM banner was the most egregious, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, as it was the one even karrigan later admitted that they had entered as favourites and No. 1 team in the world. Fate is a cruel mistress, as once again they were pitted against bogey-team NIP in the quarter-final and went out of the tournament with a whimper, 0-2, managing 10 rounds at best.

It wasn't long after this that the switch to the Astralis banner came. There is plenty that can be said, with the benefit of hindsight, about the fanfare that surrounded this switch to a supposedly 'player-owned' organisation, but that's probably a topic best saved for another time. What it meant for the players was the switch to an organisation based in their homeland, one that most certainly appreciated them far more than TSM ever did, and one that could hopefully push them on to greater heights.

The move was followed by more top placings without quite touching the heights of the peak-TSM days, always a top-four team but struggling to kick on. Another Major failure, this time a top-four at Columbus, seemed to sour the atmosphere within the team, and a severe slump in form followed this. Placing 9-12th at DreamHack Masters Malmö and 7-8th at Pro League S3 was simply not good enough for a team of Astralis' calibre, and a roster move was the chosen solution, with Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye coming in for René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg. It was something of a strange move, considering cajunb had always been more of a role-player in the squad and Kjaerbye was a rising star of the Danish scene, dropping 30 kills on a regular basis and posting 1.50+ HLTV ratings. It seemed, with device and dupreeh already the designated star players and Xyp9x being the third star and middleman, they were cramming too many players that would need resources to succeed into the squad.

Kjaerbye came into the team as a hot prospect

Unfortunately, that seemed to be confirmed by the run the team went on immediately after acquiring Kjaerbye, a string of decent but uninspiring top-fours and 5-8th finishes. It looked inevitable which head would next be on the chopping block, and sure enough, after crashing out of ESL One New York with a single map and flopping at the WESG regional finals, karrigan got the boot. Rumours that the team were losing faith in the in-game leader's loose calling style were already flying behind the scenes, with karrigan admitting he had given in to the team's desire to play a more structured style leading up to the New York event.

A new leader, a new dawn

Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander, an IGL previously bouncing around the Danish scene, came into Astralis, and the upswing in form was almost immediate. The team began performing well in the ECS regular season, went to IEM Oakland and made it to top-four, grabbed second place at the ELEAGUE Season 2 event that followed, and clinched their first trophy mere months into gla1ve's tenure with a victory at ECS Season 2 Finals. This run of form saw them climb to the No. 1 spot in the world once again, and they entered another Major at the pinnacle of the CS:GO mountain.

Somehow, they didn't quite feel like favourites for the ELEAGUE Major 2017, though. The image of perennial chokers still followed them, as they were a team who could still beat themselves inside their own heads before even connecting to the server. There were many in the scene who were weary to predict Astralis to win this Major, despite everything pointing to the fact that they were indeed the favourites. Their opening game did little to soothe concerns, as they were convincingly battered by the Swedes of GODSENT, and they had to claw their way back in the Swiss system from not just this but another setback, the next coming in the form of a painful 17-19 overtime loss to previous Major winners, the Brazilians of SK.

As if they were fated to dispel the 'choke artist' label that had been applied to them, and more specifically to device, Astralis' run at this major was characterised by the team battling through tough challenges. No match was more indicative of this than the final, a three-map slog against the legendary Polish Virtus.pro line-up where the Danes had to come back from a map down, grinding to their first-ever major victory with two 16-14 wins. It didn't even matter that device had gone missing in the final, as young upstart Kjaerbye led the way and in doing so secured himself a Major MVP medal.

With gla1ve came the first Major trophy

You'd be forgiven for expecting this to have been the start of the Astralis era. They seemed to have everything going for them; they were the No. 1 team in the world, they had just secured a Major title, the young rifler they had brought in had carried them to that title, and they legitimately had four players who could vie for a spot in the HLTV top 20. The Astralis era was teased, as at the next three tournaments they won IEM Katowice, placed top four at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and second at StarSeries Season 3. That made three wins out of seven tournaments, a Major included, and a further two runner-up finishes. After this, however, the Danes began to falter.

They failed to make the finals of ESL Pro League Season 5. A top four at ECS Season 3 saw them slip off the top of the world rankings, and this was followed by the PGL Major Krakow. Top four was all they could manage here, bested in the semi-finals by a Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko-inspired Gambit, who would go on to win the whole thing. Astralis were supposed to have developed beyond suffering this kind of upset, but surely they would recover from this and kick on?

Wrong.

Between Krakow and the next Major, ELEAGUE 2018, Astralis did not win a single event. They managed only two top-two placings. They had regressed to pre-TSM levels of results, earning regular playoff berths but never managing to win anything. There is something of an asterisk next to this period, as they did see device leave the team for a period with medical issues, and this obviously affected their placings, but in any case this is not a successful few pages in the Astralis history book. This period culminated with the frankly shocking performance upon device's return at the ELEAGUE 2018, as they failed to make it out of the Swiss group stage, managing a single laboured 16-14 win against fellow Danes North, with three losses where they failed to make it to double digits.

You would think that this would have signalled roster moves in the near future, and it did, but not for the reason you might expect. Kjaerbye did end up leaving Astralis for North, but it was on his own terms; he was not kicked from the team and the rest of Astralis were expecting him to re-sign, along with themselves, to the org for another year. gla1ve, when breaking the news on his Twitter, said he was left "speechless" by the move. It seemed a shocking transfer, as despite an underwhelming year, Astralis were still comfortably the best team in Denmark; Kjaerbye even looked aware of this fact himself, commenting of the move that "sometimes in life you need the courage to take a step backwards in order to move forward." Astralis were left scrambling to find a fifth, as the roster lock for ESL Pro League was mere days away.

Enter Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif.

... To be continued in Part 2.

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1405
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1867
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1499
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1916
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
39
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1352
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1865
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
Greatest team in history of this game.
2021-12-31 22:00
74 replies
"greatest team of all time" Expected from danish website
2021-12-31 22:01
64 replies
#8
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Zimbabwe can9ne
It is truth in its purest form
2021-12-31 22:02
26 replies
I'd say most successful team of all time, not the greatest
2021-12-31 22:49
24 replies
#78
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Zimbabwe can9ne
They're one and the same
2021-12-31 22:50
18 replies
polish vp was the greatest
2021-12-31 23:21
15 replies
Overrated af, Astralis is the greatest and they proved it
2022-01-01 02:37
14 replies
Greatest team of all fuking time
2022-01-01 03:04
13 replies
LG/SK and Fnatic eras were better since they played better teams compared to astralis, but they are a solid 3rd best team all time
2022-01-01 03:34
12 replies
Lmao, if Astralis were dominant team it doesn't mean that others were bad. Just Astralis were above everyone else. If you put Liquid 2016/EnVyUs 1015 against Liquid 2018/Na'Vi 2018, first ones would be WRECKED. There's no doubt that in 2018/19/20 (basically in Astralis era) level of proscene was MUCH higher than in LG/SK or fnatic era.
2022-01-01 03:47
1 reply
From GOAT to BOTs in a few months Coming up next month Astralis movie
2022-01-01 07:50
LG/SK were good for a brief period of time and they were lucky that valve organised two majors in that period but Astralis was God for a period of time that's why they are greatest team of all time.
2022-01-01 04:23
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Brazil art1mus
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2022-01-01 04:34
The best team of all time is fnatic. 2nd is astralis. 3rd is SK. The best rosters of all time is the legendary superstar faze, no doubt
2022-01-01 10:30
4 replies
fnatic isnt even close. Astralis have the most tourney wins of any team. They hold the record for: - Most amount of tourney wins during one year. - Most amount of majors won (despite the fact that fnatic played during a time where there were 3 majors per year) - Most amount of consecutive majors won. - Longest reigning 1# overall and consecutive
2022-01-01 11:12
3 replies
the rivalries in astralis era is not comparable than fnatic golden age. fnatic needs to go against their archenemy nip, a mighty prime kennys and his envyus french superteam, and the blackhorse TSM astralis era has no such super enemy team actually, only faze that got depressed after boston. maybe prime liquid but no match than fnatic era rivalries
2022-01-04 15:40
2 replies
i dont even count polish superkurwateam, VP
2022-01-04 15:42
imagine calling fnatic period 2 year after the game launched a "golden age". Teams were depressingly bad compared to what astralis had to face. many pro players were only part time still in school kids and many teams were without coaches as well. There were about 10 times as many serious pro teams during astralis era than in fnatics time. NIP quickly became irrelevant when other teams started taking the game serious and as i said TSM were not real contenders until later. Astralis beat prime VP giving them their first major. They effectively ended SK/LG. They took down faze and prime liquid again and again.
2022-01-05 17:04
Bullshit
2022-01-01 12:31
0/10
2022-01-01 18:11
Imagine calling winning 2 majors and 1 tournament an ERA kkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-02 02:06
#98
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China RADNIKEY
Most successful can be thought of as made most money A team which won all of the WESG’s would not be the greatest
2021-12-31 23:42
1 reply
#207
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Slovakia Daev0n
Windigo greatest team of all time.
2022-01-01 09:59
The greatest and most successful of all times, no doubts.
2022-01-01 00:08
1 reply
#128
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North America soduk_db
Trollololololol
2022-01-01 01:16
No team before or after have been as good as Astralis was at their best.. The cs they played and how they changed the game is a level only they have achieved
2022-01-01 13:24
2 replies
Yes correct that does not mean they are the greatest team because "great" is subjective and I (and many other) disliked astralis robotic game play (+ their attitude +high controverse with smokes etc). They still were the #1 and I perfectly understand all the love and hype they have had. To me fnatic with olof is the greatest team and astralis is the most successful. End of the story
2022-01-01 14:34
1 reply
Yea all the made up stuff... many people believe such things... human nature and all... Like blaming Astralis for being boring while playing the best CS we have ever been lucky enough to watch, because other teams where not good enough to do anything.. And then forcing those teams to get better improving the entire scene.. if the match is boring its not because of the team who plays the best CS ever.. but because others teams have no answer.. not Astralis fault.
2022-01-01 18:00
#263
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Europe chespiZ
true shet post
2022-01-01 15:58
they're right though, if not astralis, who's the GOAT ?
2021-12-31 22:04
3 replies
may become navi, depends on how many more majors they will win. but currently yes, it is astralis
2021-12-31 22:33
Justice for zonic
2022-01-01 05:52
fnatic
2022-01-01 06:19
#24
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Canada Dubsyy
it is great team of all time
2021-12-31 22:05
#41
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Australia thisba!tes
Truth hurts?
2021-12-31 22:15
#44
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United States gweees
they are though
2021-12-31 22:16
+1
2021-12-31 22:17
9 replies
mad, ruski? you think navi is the greatest team of all time?
2021-12-31 22:38
8 replies
No.
2021-12-31 22:39
7 replies
who then
2021-12-31 22:40
6 replies
I mean: no, I'm not mad.
2021-12-31 22:40
5 replies
no, who do you think is the greatest team of all time in csgo if not astralis?
2021-12-31 22:41
4 replies
I didn't think about that.
2021-12-31 22:41
3 replies
Ah ruski...
2021-12-31 23:36
These people don't understand you man.
2022-01-01 00:54
1 reply
Yep, but that's ok.
2022-01-01 09:04
0/8 weak bait
2021-12-31 22:18
1 reply
#141
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
a lot of mad replies for quote weak bait.
2022-01-01 01:54
Astralis is the greatest team of all time though nt
2021-12-31 22:29
#93
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China RADNIKEY
People seem to have forgotten about SK/LG KKKKKKKKKKKK I guess Europeans so embarrassed about getting dominated by Brasil they selectively forgot
2021-12-31 23:34
10 replies
+1111111 Brasil really hit them hard
2021-12-31 23:38
2 replies
#175
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China RADNIKEY
And here they all come xa xa xa!
2022-01-01 06:03
BIG is the best team lxxl and juan malding expected
2022-01-01 23:31
LG/SK werent as dominant
2022-01-01 00:44
They never had an era
2022-01-01 00:59
#142
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
lg/sk arent even comparable
2022-01-01 01:55
LG won 3 big titles in first half of 2016 then didnt win anything for almost a year. what an era OMEGALUL
2022-01-01 02:37
2 replies
but you are considering just 2016 (they won two majors, and EPL, the three biggest tournaments in the year), the were dominant at 2017, but sure not that dominant as astralis
2022-01-02 01:39
1 reply
my point still stands. consistency =/= dominance =/= era
2022-01-02 02:53
LOL BRA71L Also reported for fake flagging
2022-01-01 03:10
Why you get mad to be objectible/factual?
2021-12-31 23:49
#143
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North America BoDaddy
You’re an absolute moron if you think they aren’t.
2022-01-01 02:01
1 reply
not entirely wrong
2022-01-01 15:57
Luminosity/SK: am i a joke to you?
2022-01-01 03:15
2 replies
if you compare both teams, luminosity/sk end up being a 'who?'
2022-01-01 15:58
They are, Luminosity/SK achieved less in 2 years than astralis did in 1 year
2022-01-02 02:10
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Czech Republic Tri_x
+1
2021-12-31 22:04
Greatest CSGO team Astralis Greatest 1.6 Golden Five Overall Greatest CS Golden Five
2021-12-31 22:11
4 replies
Honestly I think fnatic felt way more legendary than Astralis
2021-12-31 23:32
1 reply
no way mate everyone hated fnatic back then
2022-01-01 00:58
#199
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
NAVI 2009-2011 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> golden five polish Goldne Five was never dominant, they just won some majors in different years
2022-01-01 09:27
1 reply
they were the first team to win all most important cs 1.6 events in 2006-2008 never dominant?
2022-01-01 20:30
FeelsStrongMan
2022-01-01 06:13
#285
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India rivervp
There will never be another Astralis
2022-01-01 18:21
+1
2022-01-01 23:40
#2
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United States Valerence
Boobs
2021-12-31 22:00
5 replies
#17
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Canada Herodionus
Yes
2021-12-31 22:04
#112
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Lithuania arres
Absolutely
2022-01-01 00:35
#129
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Sweden X4l3rio
Big cock
2022-01-01 01:20
+1
2022-01-01 02:19
Bob
2022-01-01 23:40
#3
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Zimbabwe can9ne
Nice
2021-12-31 22:01
2 replies
#102
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Finland Kashmiir
Expect post from a danish website
2022-01-01 00:00
1 reply
It’s true though. As someone who cheers for liquid and NaVi and even occasionally FaZe, I gotta admit that Astralis is the best team to have ever existed
2022-01-01 09:41
#4
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Andorra CapDeSuro01
Ok
2021-12-31 22:01
Golden Five better
2021-12-31 22:01
8 replies
achieved nothing in csgo
2021-12-31 22:03
7 replies
1 major in 2014 @ Nuthin
2021-12-31 22:04
6 replies
and lost major final to Astralis 16:14 on 3rd map while they were old and Astralis fell apart way before their age
2021-12-31 22:09
1 reply
And this yes. Also some dreamhacks, ESEA LANs, ESL tournaments... They achieved so much in this game. Guy is a newbie I think #13
2021-12-31 22:09
which was not G5 lineup, since G5 lineup includes loord and kuben over snax and byali which bring us back to the point, that they achieved nothing in csgo
2021-12-31 22:10
3 replies
Of course, because kuben and loord wanted to become a coaches. Bro, golden five it's old VP. Was and always be!
2021-12-31 22:10
Golden Five ended when LUq was replaced by pasha but they won 2 more majors with pasha in 1.6 the trio of Taz Pasha and Neo was successful in both games. They weren't connected to 1 org so we can't call them just Astralis like with danes who had kjaerbye and magisk
2021-12-31 22:13
1 reply
might be true aswell, however like i stated already - golden5 acheived nothing in csgo and this statement is correct the russian above is just clueless kid
2021-12-31 22:16
i mean
2021-12-31 22:02
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Denmark NaggingMum
True legends
2021-12-31 22:02
Greatest team ever. Rip
2021-12-31 22:02
Lol Feels like someone is still living in the past
2021-12-31 22:03
9 replies
navi mickey mouse era doesnt hold a candle to 3 back to back majors, wait until navi wins atleast 1 more major to be in conversation
2021-12-31 22:43
#107
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Romania styl3noxe
Another NaVi braindead fan.
2022-01-01 00:27
Expected from indian + navi flair
2022-01-01 01:00
everything checks out
2022-01-01 01:41
Expected from indian + navi flair
2022-01-01 05:44
India + navi kekw
2022-01-01 08:49
Lol, you sound like someone who would've said the same after Gambit & cloud9 won their majors in 2017 & 18 respectively. I'd consider your statement when Navi wins 2 more majors consecutively just like astralis did.
2022-01-01 13:13
what a dogshit thing to say but totally expected from a navi fan lol
2022-01-01 20:26
XDD
2022-01-01 23:41
GOAT team
2021-12-31 22:03
e
2021-12-31 22:03
Not a greatest team as TYLOO been.
2021-12-31 22:03
3 replies
Trueeee
2021-12-31 22:05
1 reply
TYLOO YONGYUAN ZAI WO XIN ZHONG brother
2021-12-31 22:06
Tyloo
2022-01-01 23:41
C9 better
2021-12-31 22:04
Ok but top10 teams of 2021 when?
2021-12-31 22:04
#22
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Europe XAXAXAXA27
This new guy has already done a better job than prof and striker
2021-12-31 22:04
#23
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United States Rayduh
Short article
2021-12-31 22:04
The team that got me to stop watching CS for a long time because of how predictable it became...
2021-12-31 22:05
6 replies
#108
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Romania styl3noxe
What do you mean ? Predictable because you knew Astralis is always gonna win or ?
2022-01-01 00:28
4 replies
#136
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Ukraine Bidus
Exactly. Other teams fell apart, so those were relatively easy wins. Lucky streak. I stopped watching CSGO due to the same fact. Boring Obvious Repetitive.
2022-01-01 01:48
3 replies
#224
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Romania styl3noxe
They played the best cs to ever be played, and that's a fact.Ofc everyone is free to enjoy whatever they want, i prefer to watch some next level strats, others prefer to watch s1mple make some crazy highlight every round.
2022-01-01 11:23
Are you bored of watching navi rn?
2022-01-02 02:11
1 reply
#362
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Ukraine Bidus
Yes. I like close games and tournaments.
2022-01-02 22:53
yes but the responsability is with valve, not astralis - they only played the game something like this would never have happened in 1.6
2022-01-01 00:45
prime C9 >>>>> prime astralis
2021-12-31 22:06
1 reply
Hahahahah
2021-12-31 22:18
GOAT of CSGO but not CS golden five real GOAT of cs
2021-12-31 22:06
2 replies
lol
2021-12-31 22:16
+1
2022-01-01 20:25
#34
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France Uexo
the best of all fckin time
2021-12-31 22:10
astralis 4 majors < ence 7 majors
2021-12-31 22:10
F to pay respects for peak Astralis utility usage.
2021-12-31 22:12
Fnatic peak was better
2021-12-31 22:13
4 replies
nope, they were domesticated by ldlc, envyus and later tsm
2021-12-31 22:16
#49
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United States gweees
no it wasn't lmao
2021-12-31 22:17
Was far more entertaining that is100% sure
2021-12-31 23:07
Hahahahabahahha
2022-01-01 00:32
Gone but not forgotten. Yet
2021-12-31 22:14
1 reply
They never will. They’ll always be remembered as the best team to ever be in CSGO
2022-01-01 00:41
#46
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Russia D1ma_
not even best danish team CPHF >>
2021-12-31 22:17
1 reply
ok bandurka
2021-12-31 22:42
Nice article! Looking forward to part two.
2021-12-31 22:17
NiP is the GOAT if consider all CS versions
2021-12-31 22:22
1 reply
OMEGALUL g5 6 majors +core won one major in csgo and numerous events
2022-01-01 01:01
nt we all know legendary 2018 major winning team cloud 9 was the best team ever made
2021-12-31 22:23
2 replies
atlanta was way better imo
2022-01-01 01:42
1 reply
he meant the team, not the major
2022-01-01 02:34
I cringed
2021-12-31 22:29
#57
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Poland brochu
im glad their era is over, such a fucking boring period of counterstrike
2021-12-31 22:30
Been watching CS since WCG 2002 and this team is the best to ever touch the game. No other team came close to their dominance. It was also during one of the most competitive era of CS. Legends.
2021-12-31 22:36
#65
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Chile 1cristiaan
rip astralis, goat of teams
2021-12-31 22:41
end of an era maybe one day we will see this lineup play together again!
2021-12-31 22:44
S1mple gonna be mad about this news NAVI > Astrashit, why did they suck after radar bug?
2021-12-31 22:47
16 replies
how many majors navi?
2021-12-31 22:47
10 replies
1 without cheating, anstralis have 0 and also again hltv danish website wouldn't push it /puke It's also funny how every tiny little pleb go with the stupid argument "how many majors" just makes me wanna cringe
2021-12-31 22:53
9 replies
and?? Cheats are allowed, hunden approves
2021-12-31 22:52
4 replies
How on earth do you think cheats are allowed? Go check your brain if you even have one
2021-12-31 22:53
3 replies
VAC - Valve Allows Cheats cope more, you are obvious biased fan of legit players.
2021-12-31 22:54
2 replies
You also need to check your brain, first of all vac doesn't stand fow valve allows cheats. And yes i know you're trolling but u never know how low iq some hltv users can have. Also, do you even know what your second sentence mean? You don't even make sense noob.
2022-01-01 06:50
1 reply
VAC - Valve Allows Cheats cry more
2022-01-01 17:41
braindead dummy
2022-01-01 04:26
3 replies
braindead kid
2022-01-01 06:48
2 replies
"1 wItHoUt cHeAtiNg, aNsRraLiS hAvE 0" what a retard
2022-01-01 13:03
1 reply
+1
2022-01-01 17:41
He isn’t, he knows they have an great legacy and respects that
2021-12-31 22:48
they literally won more after than during the radar bug lmao
2022-01-01 01:53
2 replies
there are still enough bugs to abuse. Nvidia bug, smoke bug
2022-01-01 09:51
1 reply
they never used nvidia smoke bug...this is just a myth they used the red dot that appears on radar, like every other pro aswell.. they just perfected it, like many other things
2022-01-01 13:04
Everyone used the bug.
2022-01-01 13:31
Goats, forever <3
2021-12-31 22:47
love how the hltv piece on the greatest of all time team in CSGO is only about 1/10 the length of the movistar riders article
2021-12-31 22:48
1 reply
lmao
2021-12-31 22:55
so far*
2021-12-31 23:03
Hltv Danish biased Navi greatest team of all time. They combine success with "I can remember a kill" Astralis won 4× majors but I can't remember one final.
2021-12-31 23:06
7 replies
#86
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Europe nikyyy
Delusional
2021-12-31 23:10
1 reply
From hltv indeed
2022-01-01 00:03
well the Atlanta one was a Top3 match in history of the game
2022-01-01 01:03
4 replies
Top3 matches Boston final. Navi win Katowice 2020 vs astralis Olof boost
2022-01-01 01:14
3 replies
LUL 1. fluke but agree 2. absolute stomp, trash match to watch 3. olofboost 1 map, not a whole series, also match ff by fnatic
2022-01-01 01:29
2 replies
#256
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United Kingdom VenoK
vp vs sk epicentre
2022-01-01 14:37
1 reply
2vs4 :(
2022-01-01 16:56
stopped reading at "greatest team of all time"
2021-12-31 23:10
#88
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Europe nikyyy
Their names will forever be engraved in the history book of this game.
2021-12-31 23:13
already forgor 💀
2021-12-31 23:23
1 reply
Flag, flair.
2022-01-01 17:39
#91
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Ukraine d3adLY
and navi is second best team ever(hope they will be top 1 in 2022 and become greatest team of all time)
2021-12-31 23:30
12 replies
as of right now (imo): Astralis > fnatic > NaVi
2021-12-31 23:41
7 replies
#106
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Ukraine d3adLY
fnatic is top 3 of all time(cuz 2021 is much more competitive than 2014-2015)
2022-01-01 00:26
1 reply
eh idk that is true but fnatic dominated for a loooong time even if it wasn't Astralis level i need to see more out of NaVi, specifically more months at #1 and at least one more major
2022-01-01 02:31
SK = Astralis > fnatic for me no consideration of Na'Vi It's not an era yet.
2022-01-01 01:04
4 replies
They won more than sk in sk era. Pepega math from you
2022-01-01 01:26
"SK=astralis" pls say u are kidding
2022-01-02 02:16
2 replies
flag checks out
2022-01-02 11:10
1 reply
Flag doesn't check out but u are stupid if u think fnatic's era is even close to what astralis achieved lol
2022-01-02 13:09
Navi the second? KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-01-01 17:39
3 replies
#292
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Ukraine d3adLY
dont tell you think SK is better than Navi XD
2022-01-01 20:36
2 replies
achievements-wise SK is still better but they weren't dominant for sure
2022-01-01 20:52
Navi the second? KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-01-02 16:16
i wanted to say navi but they disappointed me too many times
2021-12-31 23:45
#101
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Turkey PhauX
Best successful team ever.
2021-12-31 23:51
The real GOATs. I will fucking miss them ;-;
2022-01-01 00:08
#110
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Finland Manniiii
who? It seems i already forgot them hahaha
2022-01-01 00:34
#111
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United Kingdom chexsum
way 3 be toxic 2022
2022-01-01 00:35
#113
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Hungary szia
very surprized there arent more br flags in here
2022-01-01 00:41
1 reply
coldzera getting 10 isn’t the greatest team of all time
2022-01-01 00:49
tell me this website is danish biased without telling me it is year of gambit/navi hltv: GONE, BUT NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN: THE LEGACY OF ASTRALIS, THE GREATEST TEAM OF ALL TIME (PART 1)
2022-01-01 01:14
26 replies
Imagine wanting hltv to everyday praise the team who were winning only for 6 months after almost a decade of struggling, against 99% of the teams who were shuffling rosters and even disbanding and meanwhile crying about hltv posting an article about the team in whose meta everybody is playing right now, including your flair. anyway, expected from navi fan
2022-01-01 01:49
6 replies
+1
2022-01-01 04:31
+1 you rekt him hard bro
2022-01-01 05:25
#173
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New Zealand SWARN151
Agreed that #126 is dumb, but your comments aren't right either. Navi's streak of tournament victories started from Starladder 2021 (late June) and IEM Cologne (Early July). All the roster changes that are happening, were announced *after* the major (November). It's not like the teams have been disbanding since June/July. Heck, B1T and kyojin became permanent Navi and Vitality members 2-3 months ago. And even after the roster changes were announced, it should be clear that Vitality actually started playing much better than when they were stable.
2022-01-01 05:51
1 reply
#242
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Romania Ghostpawn
yes, the rosters changes was announced for US in november, but internal members of an organisation, know mooooore early(like 6-7 month or even in the early 2021) than us, about the player who will remain, and who will leave.
2022-01-01 12:46
Navi is a legendary org, unlike Astralis. So come back when you have arguments.
2022-01-01 09:48
1 reply
I'm not talking about the orgs? in your logic FaZe is the greatest org. expected from jerman anyway
2022-01-01 20:52
#144
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Europe tsken
Well Navi or Gambit are not even close to be in the same category with Astralis. 4 majors - 3 in a row. Now the team with the most dominant era ever in CS:GO's history. Is now that exactly "history". Thats a better story than Navi or Gambit meanwhile resting in top 2. I have personally never been a fan of Astralis... Still can't deny facts.
2022-01-01 02:03
12 replies
+1
2022-01-01 04:31
I personally prefer fnatic era and claim fnatic era was better. 3 or 4 majors I give a crap. So what now?? Do you tell me i am wrong??
2022-01-01 09:49
10 replies
#217
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Europe tsken
You said it yourselvf "I personally prefer". I could tell you your wrong - but can't argue personal opinions against facts based statements. So no. ;) The result will stay the same. And you do you.
2022-01-01 11:06
9 replies
fact is also Astralis time was boring as fuck. So it never happened. There is nobody to remember except Liquipedia and Google.
2022-01-01 11:08
8 replies
#221
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Europe tsken
I agree with that. Fnatic was way more intertaining. Still thats a personal opinion. Still - like it or not Astralis made history, and the 4 majors and 3 in a row. Is the bar that future teams aims for. If Navi gets the next major aswell. The conversation will be - But can they get 3 in a row just like Astralis? You can disageee all you want. But honestly I don't get how you can even argue this :)
2022-01-01 11:15
7 replies
Imagine winning 4 Majors and don't have a single graffiti cuz you did zero amazing plays. Times change so you can't compare times. Same issue have you in football or formel 1. Hamilton better than Schumacher?? People doubt that even if he had won his 8 wc. ATM with all the coaches etc psychologist. It is a harder level of competition. Players aren't in teams cuz of their names or their history cuz of their skill. 2017 a Guardian with the form he has now would still play on tier 1 teams cuz of his name. So I can argue about it even if teams get fewer majors than Astralis. You are once ahead of the time doesn't make you always the best team.
2022-01-01 11:35
6 replies
#232
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Europe tsken
Don't forget a grafitti is based on individual amazing plays. We are talking about a team performance. And the same goes for all your other examples. Guardian, schumacher (goat) or Hamilton. The history that team made! With the most prestige tournament wins "Majors" will most likely never be matched in CS:GO lifespan. And by the way - Don't forget that the Astralis org. Set the standards for coaches, psychologist, nutritions etc. The meta of making utilities in CS:GO a huge factor in game. All the big teams acknowledged Astralis for just that and developed in that direction. Edit: I can't belive I have to defend Astralis lol. I don't even like that team so this feels so wrong. :D I Am done now - Happy new year and have a nice day.
2022-01-01 11:55
1 reply
I can't believe people think astralis are the best. So we both have something we can't believe
2022-01-02 04:16
#300
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Denmark Galdun
Astralis did 0 amazing plays? this is the most retarded thing I will read this year.. and it's only the 1st.. holy heck, well done
2022-01-01 22:30
3 replies
0 grafitti 0 amazing plays Your flag and Flair checksout
2022-01-02 04:15
2 replies
#358
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Denmark Galdun
1 semi-successful bait, 0 life. Have a good year, remember to wear your helmet should you venture into the great outside.
2022-01-02 20:38
#359
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Denmark Galdun
It's 'checks out' btw.. Not 'checksout' Flag checks out.
2022-01-02 20:41
make your own site
2022-01-01 02:51
cope
2022-01-01 09:14
4 replies
imagine get baited by that :)))))))) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2022-01-01 11:43
3 replies
idk what are you talking about, but just don't crap your pants, ok?
2022-01-01 11:54
2 replies
translate what u said kiddo nothing written dosent make any sense LOL some of u kids have the IQ of a fking kitchen chair.
2022-01-01 12:34
1 reply
#GoBIG
2022-01-01 12:43
#132
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Hungary ShadYyBoy
Danish website :')
2022-01-01 01:32
1 reply
but they're correct
2022-01-02 03:30
#135
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Ukraine Bidus
Man Again? And it's just part one? Jeeez. Do you worhip them like teens worship Boysbands? Oh. And the era of Australis was due o lack of serious opponents. Not due to their superiority. The same goes to so and fanatic and nip. No contender. That's it.
2022-01-01 01:44
10 replies
> the era of astralis was because of lack of serious opponents > navi and liquid were literally shitting on everyone in 2018-19 only to be destroyed by astralis in the end pick one
2022-01-01 01:51
stfu delusional bot
2022-01-01 02:28
"Oh. And the era of Australis was due o lack of serious opponents. Not due to their superiority. The same goes to so and fanatic and nip. No contender. That's it." 0/8 worst bait ive seen in a while
2022-01-01 02:33
#301
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Denmark Galdun
Always some dumbshit npc making this brain dead argument.. Please! I can only facepalm so hard.. If your argument can be used in any scenario where 1 team dominates their closest competition over a prolonged period, WHICH IS WHAT MAKES IT AN ERA, it might be because your argument is retarded :)
2022-01-01 22:39
" And the era of Australis was due o lack of serious opponents. Not due to their superiority." So u can say that about NIP, Fnatic, SK/LG, Astralis and now navi lol
2022-01-02 02:22
5 replies
#361
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Ukraine Bidus
Read my message again. I wrote this: The same goes to so and fanatic and nip.
2022-01-02 22:52
4 replies
Fnatic* And navi.
2022-01-02 23:20
3 replies
#364
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Ukraine Bidus
NaVi*
2022-01-03 00:27
2 replies
Natus Vincere*
2022-01-03 00:27
1 reply
#371
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Ukraine Bidus
Nou Niet
2022-01-05 21:23
blastralis is finished+danish website+ratio
2022-01-01 01:48
2 replies
+stop baiting and go back to twitter
2022-01-02 03:29
1 reply
i dont use twitter but ok
2022-01-02 12:20
#145
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Finland Jarkkober
A great article. Can’t wait for part 2!
2022-01-01 02:03
Hltv, your titles suck.
2022-01-01 02:29
2 replies
flag
2022-01-01 02:30
#162
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Germany who|cars
+1 hope they will disband forever
2022-01-01 04:09
#161
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Finland hurrikhan
Good article! Happy new year!
2022-01-01 03:59
(PART 1) (of 50)
2022-01-01 05:00
good team but boring to watch. fnatic way more entertaining.
2022-01-01 05:16
1 reply
#218
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Europe tsken
I agree
2022-01-01 11:07
#172
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New Zealand SWARN151
Yep, the greatest of all f***ing time!
2022-01-01 05:44
I disagree what about NIP's 87-0 ? did Ass-tralis broke this record?
2022-01-01 06:11
2 replies
flair checks out +nip didn't reconstruct the meta until today
2022-01-02 03:29
#355
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Denmark Zaerdna
There was no competition back then
2022-01-02 13:57
Legends of the game <3
2022-01-01 06:16
Why is HLTV obsessed with Danes? It's just pathetic!
2022-01-01 06:27
1 reply
astralis GOAT
2022-01-02 03:28
Glaive and zonic are just strategical masterminds. They made a trashy awper look amazing.
2022-01-01 06:37
8 replies
#211
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Kosovo Maltin
Yet they cant make a trashy awper (Lucky) looks fantastic. P.s. that trashy awper just sent NIP from 11th to 3rd team on rankings. So imagine how big of an idiot you must be to think Deve is trash
2022-01-01 10:33
4 replies
Full astralis roster is washed. In 2018 glaive could even make sixer a top5 player.
2022-01-01 11:36
3 replies
#250
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Kosovo Maltin
What you’re saying now is very irrelevant to your first comment. Astralis can be washed (although beside xyp9 and slightly dupreeh, the rest are still top performers), but how can you call device a trash? You definitely don’t understand the game
2022-01-01 13:49
#259
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
Imagine taking away all the merit of a player because he had a good igl and coach. All the Astralis sucess was due to they all were extremely talented individuals, they had the perfect conditions to play their best and they had solid teamplay.
2022-01-01 14:54
1 reply
+1 so many ppl downplay Astralis players' individual skill and only focus on their teamplay, strats, nades, tactics etc. (which is somewhat understandable)
2022-01-01 17:38
This trashy awper got #20 and #3 without glaive and zonic lol
2022-01-02 02:23
2 replies
and top 5 5 years in a row
2022-01-02 03:28
1 reply
Well that was with gla1ve/zonic. I want to show him he's wrong and device being in top5 isn't thanks to these two.
2022-01-02 03:29
This title, LOL. Did they die or something?
2022-01-01 06:38
#185
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Sweden dogtown
wtf greatest team? I don't even remember what they did, must have been boring as fk. Fnatic is forever the greatest team of all time.
2022-01-01 07:11
5 replies
that is Astralis can't remember a kill, can't remember a match can't remember they even existed. So fucking lame was their cs
2022-01-01 09:45
3 replies
#254
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
0/8 They literaly played the perfect cs, with the best use of utilities and positioning and they all were skill wise as all the members of the team made the top 20 of 2018. So all I can see here is a guy who hate Astralis because they won everything at their prime and they are clearly the best team of all time due to all they achieved.
2022-01-01 14:33
2 replies
best cs is successful and good entertaining. If you don't hit both you are only worth a liquipedia article. I don't hate Astralis I hate lame boring cs.
2022-01-01 14:46
1 reply
#265
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
In fact the most entertaining cs varies from each one opinion, but you can't deny that their cs was the greatest because it was so strategic and calculated that they were able to out-thinking all the other teams which were based mostly in pure lucky and skill for almost 4 years. So because of this people call their cs boring but in fact it was so overly rational that nobody could match them.
2022-01-01 16:21
#253
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
Flag checks out
2022-01-01 14:12
as sadokist said, they're the greatest of all fucking time
2022-01-01 07:28
2 replies
sadokist said als the N word. All that comes out of his mouth is dirt.
2022-01-01 09:45
1 reply
how is that bad?
2022-01-02 03:27
and yet, despite the fact that they turned out to be the very best on paper, with Astralis I lacked the connection and interest in them that I have had with many other great teams as a neutral viewer.
2022-01-01 07:35
Yes the greatest era but also boring era
2022-01-01 08:03
If only 2018 faze overcame the choking part.sigh
2022-01-01 08:42
The Greatest to play this game. It feels very sad when I think that this team is not the same anymore. This generation got to see cs revolutionized by the Astralis.
2022-01-01 08:45
The real gone but not forgotten- Aal0o Ak_47_iz_Albania_country_God Anthony_Savage DraugenGG I_play_b_rotation (still here from a different account) Poloolpp (still here from a different account) Volvo_making_a_lot_of_money
2022-01-01 09:25
2 replies
+1
2022-01-01 10:57
+1 what about the_one_who_asked
2022-01-02 03:26
Most boring team ever, how forget 😔
2022-01-01 10:19
1 reply
imo that just proves how they truly deserve the "greatest of all time" title, people just got bored of them because they were simply too good.
2022-01-01 10:46
On paper yes no doubts, but eyetest says fnatic was greater even tho less successful. Just look at their competitors: 2018 Navi and liquid was nowhere near prime envy and then there also were vp, nip, tsm and navi, 2015 had peak competition.
2022-01-01 10:46
6 replies
+1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
2022-01-01 11:00
navi in 2015 was awful, same goes for TSM who barely won anything. Fnatic had EnvyUS with terrible players like smithzz to compete against. The fact that the IGL of Fnatic (pronax) left their team and fnatic just continued with Dennis in the exact same fashion really says it all about how low the competition was during those first years of CSGO
2022-01-01 11:15
2 replies
-pronax was the biggest downgrade for fnatic, it's like -gla1ve
2022-01-01 20:40
"TSM who barely won anything" Is winning 9 S/A tier events means "barely won anything"? Aren't think that.
2022-01-02 02:27
come on man enough with this "competition was crap" excuse same can be said for any year
2022-01-01 16:56
1 reply
#303
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Denmark Galdun
Sigh... People are so hung up on this stupid point.. Completely failing to realize how it is practically implied in the concept of an era. That the competition was weak by comparison..
2022-01-01 22:49
#215
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Austria Grundz
Expected from Astralis shareholders. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2022-01-01 11:00
5 replies
Did you cry as much when the same guy wrote about "navis era" ??
2022-01-01 11:15
3 replies
#312
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Austria Grundz
I am an ence fan only. NT though. Let's just keep talking about Astralis 2 years after their prime. Again, expected from a site owned by astralis shareholders.
2022-01-02 02:06
2 replies
"expected from a site owned by astralis shareholders" Name one astralis shareholder that owns HLTV
2022-01-02 10:49
<3
2022-01-02 20:29
0/8
2022-01-02 03:26
#225
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Romania styl3noxe
Looking at xyp back then and now it feels like meanwhile he got cancer or some terminal disease xD
2022-01-01 11:24
3 replies
#257
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Estonia zalupa337
sad. he looked 7/10 but now he is grandpa
2022-01-01 14:38
1 reply
dude I love xyp9x to death but he was never a 7/10 cmonbruh
2022-01-02 02:58
he cute tho
2022-01-01 20:41
nt, I forgor 💀
2022-01-01 11:25
Well, they won the most Majors that no team have done it yet I agree Astralis are the GOAT as a team so far unless some other team breaks their record which is a bit hard to do so tbh as for players I wouldn't say devve or anyone else to be the GOAT, but as a team, as a brand Astralis are the GOAT no doubts.
2022-01-01 11:28
i <3 you guys
2022-01-01 11:29
the way this website lick every danish ear its just pathetic. change the name to danishcsgo.org nicodooz in top10 highlights, gla1ve having a baby omegaLUL, dev1ce farted, what is in 2022 ? i expect something like "Altekz (astralis talent) got bullied in school by level 6 faceit account kid"
2022-01-01 11:50
5 replies
how much?
2022-01-01 20:22
flair, flag
2022-01-01 20:41
flair, flag, name
2022-01-02 03:25
2 replies
so ez to bait kids here its actually amazing
2022-01-02 03:49
1 reply
i know it's scary i need to laern a few tricks from anthony but GJ 8/8
2022-01-02 03:57
#234
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Puerto Rico pain^
gone and forgotten*
2022-01-01 11:51
2 replies
#252
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
Just by the haters :)
2022-01-01 13:56
1 reply
+1
2022-01-01 17:38
#236
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Europe skelteR
Greatest team indeed
2022-01-01 12:22
Nice thread
2022-01-01 12:44
#241
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Poland seinterc
true
2022-01-01 12:45
So much better than every other teams Well deserved
2022-01-01 13:04
2 replies
unexpected flair thank god there are still sensible NaVi/s1mple fans left
2022-01-01 16:57
1 reply
+1
2022-01-02 03:24
HLTV having hard time with upcoming/ongoing NAVI ERA so they have to come up with threads like this to serve their masters = Astralis Group LMAO
2022-01-01 13:44
2 replies
We have to wait like another few months until navi era + they won't be even close to beat astralis' era so who cares.
2022-01-02 02:29
navi aren't even at the height of astralis' feet
2022-01-02 03:24
#251
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Qatar Conterob
was expecting a video though, not gona read all this
2022-01-01 13:56
#260
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Europe shitshow
"THE GREATEST TEAM OF ALL TIME" NAVI in 2-3 years will have more achievements than astralis and they will be the new greatest s1mple is only 24 and i think his prime will be atleast 4-5 more years b1t a 18 yo GOAT he is undoubtedly the best rookie ever and he will take the position of s1mple after he retires electronic is one of the greatest riflers of all time and i would say the best right now and he is only 23 booml4 a tactical genius! i would say he will be the next gla1ve and last but not least Perfecto....I would say this guy is the best support player rn and is also very young this team is >>>>> astralis at any point of their existence
2022-01-01 15:57
10 replies
+111111111
2022-01-01 16:19
I get it that this is just speculation, but even then I think this is a reach. who knows what NaVi will look like even 3 months from now. Plus, I have a hard time seeing any team replicate what Astralis have done: > 20 titles across 3 years > win 4 majors > win 3 majors back-to-back going 18-0 across the 3 major playoffs > 13 consecutive months at the #1 spot > 3 years in a row as the best team in the world > 5 players in top 20 in a single year and more....
2022-01-01 17:00
5 replies
#271
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Europe shitshow
its achievable id say if they stay in this form which is looking likely
2022-01-01 17:21
4 replies
really? I don't see these happening cuz these aren't like Astralis days where they were practically playing a different game from everyone else: > win 4 majors > win 3 majors back-to-back going 18-0 across the 3 major playoffs > 13 consecutive months at the #1 spot > 3 years in a row as the best team in the world > 5 players in top 20 in a single year Take that last one ("5 players in top 20 in a single year") for example. 2021 will likely be NaVi's most successful year yet, and they can't even manage to put more than 3 players on the top 20 list.
2022-01-01 17:27
3 replies
#273
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Europe shitshow
maybe not the 5 players in top 20 in single year because of booml4 but thats not important to be the greatest as only wins matter
2022-01-01 17:27
2 replies
disagree. since we're talking about greatest TEAM of all time, where each of the 5 players rank individually is definitely a factor imo. 5 players in top 13 in a single year is just fucking bonkers. truly a superteam
2022-01-01 17:29
1 reply
+1
2022-01-01 17:38
just to point it out, navi were successful only for the last 6 months after almost a decade of constant suffering
2022-01-01 20:47
"NAVI in 2-3 years will have more achievements than astralis and they will be the new greatest" That's dumb af tbh. I'd understand saying something like "they will have more achievments in next 6 months" but 2-3 years is plenty of time. Everyone can achieve more than astralis in that time. Question is will they do that? Getting on top isn't hard - staying there for a long time is. Navi has been performing good for last 6 months and u all act like they became close to astralis' achievments lol "b1t a 18 yo GOAT he is undoubtedly the best rookie ever and he will take the position of s1mple after he retires" no he's not best rookie, zywoo is. And this team will be dead without s1mple so what b1t taking his poitions will change? "booml4 a tactical genius! i would say he will be the next gla1ve" pls u must be kidding XDD I don't even think boombl4 is in top3 igls rn, he doesn't exist without b1ade. "this team is >>>>> astralis at any point of their existence" Maybe, depends on aspects. In terms of firepower - yes, in terms of tactics/understanding the game - no.
2022-01-02 02:42
everyone who got top 1 at 24 was washed next year just saying
2022-01-02 03:23
Astralis <3
2022-01-01 18:14
Astralis can't even win a major without losing a map
2022-01-01 18:33
3 replies
They are 24:2 in playoffs (18:0 last 3 majors) Let's see how will navi do at the next major xd
2022-01-02 02:48
Astralis: 3 back to back major wins, 18-0 across the 3 playoffs & ~40 rounds dropped the 3 finals way more impressive than a flawless major run which is overrated af. fnatic in kato 15 dropped one map, astralis in kato 19 dropped one map as well. literally just 1 map margin. like the guy above me said, let's see how NaVi does next major. They already dropped like 30 something rounds in one major final.
2022-01-02 02:57
1 reply
They lost exactly 30 rounds. Astralis lost 41 in 3 major finals.
2022-01-02 13:28
dupreeh and magisk were kicked for performance issues
2022-01-01 19:36
1 reply
They left by their own because of conflict with the org, which is the main reason the team fell apart and device left (yes one of the reasons is some twitch thot but main one was the org itself), no one was kicked out of 4 (dupreeh, device, magisk, zonic)
2022-01-01 20:45
Go Astralis!!!
2022-01-02 05:08
#354
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Denmark Zaerdna
It amazes me that people still refute this
2022-01-02 13:54
#360
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United States Teztyment
How can people forget about NiP when CSGO first came out? NiP went like 120 matches straight without losing a single map. How does Astralis era beat NiP era? I don't even....
2022-01-02 21:58
2 replies
#369
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United States urm@m
nip era was like 1 good team vs 20 dog shit teams pretty sure random 5 stack faceit could beat most teams besides nip pro scene at that time
2022-01-05 13:45
1 reply
#372
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United States Teztyment
Your clueless.
2022-01-05 21:25
what a joke LOL
2022-01-04 16:57
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