What has Farlig brought to Astralis?

Just how much have the Danes benefitted from their newest arrival?

Astralis have been on an upswing in form ever since Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen joined, of that there can be no doubt. With Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald, the current roster had a 46% map win rate. Since the arrival of Farlig, the Danes have posted just shy of a 60% win rate. Astralis went from crashing out early of Funspark ULTI Finals and IEM Katowice to the playoffs at ESL Pro League Season 15 and strong showings at the RMR and BLAST Spring Showdown.

The individual players have also improved dramatically, more than one might expect simply due to the team winning more: Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's rating went from 1.16 to 1.22, with Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke experiencing an even sharper rise, from 1.06 to 1.16. Farlig himself has outperformed the man he replaced significantly, 1.05 to Lucky's 0.92.

It seems undeniable then that the Danes have found a more successful formula with Farlig in the lineup, but what exactly does this improved version of Astralis look like?

Farlig has hit the ground winning with his new team

As usual, a quick look at the stats can point us in the right direction and show us where to look for answers. Whilst the T side statistics are comparable before and after Farlig's edition, if slightly improved, the Astralis CT side has come on leaps and bounds; struggling to break a 50% round win previously, the team posted 60%+ during Pro League, the RMR and BLAST Spring Showdown. From this information we can glean two key, if fairly apparent, conclusions: Farlig's arrival has caused the Danes' CT side to flourish and resulted in a far more modest improvement in their offence.

Marginal changes to the offence

Let us look to the Astralis attack first and foremost. They are a reasonably structured team, one that will usually undertake a methodical default to take map control before allowing their star players to look for plays, namely k0nfig and blameF. On the Terrorist side, Farlig and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth will usually perform supportive roles, either by aiding their stars in whatever they are doing or by throwing grenades. For a particularly prevalent example of this, one only needs to examine the Astralis T side on Nuke; more often than not, Farlig is the man sat behind his team with flashbangs or a smoke in hand.

Little has changed from the Lucky iteration of Astralis to now in that aspect. Rarely, if ever, do the Danes try and play around their AWPer on their T side. Whilst Farlig is likely an upgrade in firepower and certainly an upgrade in terms of tier-one experience, he is not given much agency or room to affect the offensive halves of his team, and as such their approach is quite similar. The one area where Farlig is contributing positively in attack is in the late round; he is more comfortable and effective in clutch situations than even Lucky was (this was actually one of his strengths), posting multiple successful clutches in every event that he has attended to date with his new team.

Whilst a small improvement in clutching is certainly a benefit, it is likely that the main benefit Astralis will have seen with Farlig is his added experience when compared to Lucky; Farlig has simply played more tier-one CS than his counterpart. To the eye test the former FunPlus Phoenix AWPer seems more comfortable in his role on the offence, moves quicker around the map to react to unfolding events, and finds more ways to effectively contribute to rounds. Considering he not only has more experience, but experience playing with international rosters, where communication would not have been quite as effective as playing in his native tongue, it is unsurprising that Farlig is more self-sufficient even in a supportive role.

Farlig has improved with each event played with Astralis

A new layer to the CT side

The Counter-Terrorist side is where Astralis have seen the biggest immediate improvement, and the aforementioned point about experience and self-sufficiency applies here as well, to Farlig's credit, but there are deeper structural improvements to be discussed when examining the Danes' defensive halves.

Consistent with Astralis' overall structure and approach, blameF and k0nfig tend to get the high action, high impact spots on the map on defence. Generally they both play towards the centre of the map, albeit with slightly different styles; blameF likes to play spots with more rotation possibilities, whereas k0nfig seems more comfortable in positions that call for a turret/battering ram approach. Either he multifrags from where he stands, or he can push aggressively to find those kills. Xyp9x will always be the small-site anchor, whilst Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander tends to facilitate what the team needs, either anchoring a site, pushing aggressively or supporting his teammates. Farlig has undertaken what I like to call the "middle-man" role within the team; he will at times play to what the team requires, at other times he will be more proactive and assertive in his play.

Often, Farlig will get some of the "better" spots on CT side, usually playing towards the centre of the map like k0nfig and blameF, but he will also at times perform a more utilitarian role in defensive rounds. A perfect example of this would be Mirage, where you may find Farlig locking down an angle from CT with a passive AWP hold, or you might find him aggressively contesting middle with the support of his teammates, or you might see him pushing A ramp with gla1ve to contest map control and find information. He seems to perfectly understand the Astralis approach to defence, which tends towards finding out where the T side are and seeking to "contain" them; this is in contrast to, for example, committing to constant flank attempts, or more passive approaches.

The fundamental difference between Farlig on the CT side and Lucky is that the latter essentially just filled gaps, was very rarely proactive, and generally preferred not to be involved in any dynamic manoeuvres on the map. Not only does Farlig have more impact personally, finding impact frags, looking for information and constricting the opponent's offence, but he has more impact in supporting his teammate's aggressive plays; you can often find Farlig proactively rotating to support his teammates. Combine these traits with the fact that Farlig is simply more effective as a pure AWPer (he has posted 0.30 AWP kills per round across three events in 2022, where his counterpart only managed 0.28 with roughly the same sample size), and you have a much more potent defence coming from the Danes. In a meta where the AWP is so important, this should be unsurprising.

This bar chart uses percentiles to compare Farlig and Lucky against the average tier one AWPer. You can see elements of Astralis' style here: both AWPers have low AWP KPRs (implying Astralis use five rifles often) and OpKPRs (implying Astralis rely upon their rifles for opening kills).

A rejuvenated map pool

A final note to mention in favour of Astralis' improvement with Farlig is their map pool. The Danes were struggling mightily for a decent map pool prior to Farlig's arrival, with woeful win rates on their two most played maps Mirage and Nuke, 30.8% and 46.2% respectively. Their only good map was Ancient, with Inferno and Overpass being coinflip maps for the squad. Now, not only do they play all seven maps after having dropped Vertigo as a perma-ban, but they are posting strong win rates on many maps, like 70% and 75% on Ancient and Nuke. Their only losing win rates are on Inferno, Vertigo and Dust2, but with small sample sizes and considering the opponents, only Dust2 is particularly concerning.

Astralis have benefitted hugely from the arrival of their new AWPer in pretty much every sense. They are performing better as a team, the players individually have found better form and their map pool is stronger and deeper. It all seems to be getting better with each passing event as well, their overall round win rate going from 50.1% at EPL 15 to 52.3% at the RMR to 61% at BLAST Spring Showdown. With this kind of upward trajectory apparent and the Major just around the corner, those in the know will be looking to Astralis as a dark horse to go deep in the Major. Who knows, maybe they are peaking just in time to seriously contend for the title? Either way, the Danes are finally back on the right track, with a team that just might be able to honour the legacy of the Astralis name.

Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
434
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1642
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1512
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1934
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
834
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
nothing
2022-05-05 21:38
33 replies
I don't see nothing in astralis
2022-05-05 21:39
18 replies
Maybe cause you’re not Lucky
2022-05-05 21:41
14 replies
Yea you gotta be somebody
2022-05-05 21:44
13 replies
#24
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Asia aref81
once told me
2022-05-05 21:48
12 replies
#108
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Greece NitrouZ
the world is gonna roll me
2022-05-06 01:40
11 replies
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
2022-05-06 06:10
9 replies
#132
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Netherlands dabadpad
im so proud of this community
2022-05-06 06:32
8 replies
she was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
2022-05-06 08:15
7 replies
#143
ropz | 
Finland wormi
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead
2022-05-06 09:25
6 replies
#146
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Finland ConnectCS
Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
2022-05-06 09:42
5 replies
and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming...
2022-05-06 12:17
4 replies
#156
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Finland ConnectCS
and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming...
2022-05-06 12:28
3 replies
HEY NOW
2022-05-06 18:33
2 replies
YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR
2022-05-06 18:37
1 reply
Nailed the Limp Bizkit song
2022-05-07 02:24
#179
NAF | 
Asia aref81
you a real one <3
2022-05-06 18:58
#101
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Netherlands arTvamp
you blind as a bat!
2022-05-06 01:01
2 replies
and you are fat as jabbi.
2022-05-06 14:08
1 reply
#173
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Netherlands arTvamp
oh very skinny while thank you :()
2022-05-06 18:39
nobody asked
2022-05-05 22:03
10 replies
Nobody asked to reply either so...
2022-05-05 22:11
9 replies
Nobody asked for your reply either
2022-05-05 22:40
8 replies
I dont car mens)
2022-05-05 22:53
nobody asked for you reply either either
2022-05-05 23:32
6 replies
Nobody asked for your reply either
2022-05-06 02:37
5 replies
either either nobody ask ask
2022-05-06 04:51
4 replies
stfu all now.
2022-05-06 14:09
3 replies
Who
2022-05-06 17:15
2 replies
Asked
2022-05-06 18:38
1 reply
#175
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Netherlands arTvamp
you
2022-05-06 18:41
+1
2022-05-05 22:45
Lmfao ratio the article in one word
2022-05-05 23:00
Jordan Gulbert?
2022-05-06 16:43
#2
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Lithuania kronas
Lucky best!
2022-05-05 21:39
1 reply
xd
2022-05-05 22:49
#3
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United Kingdom martinsokle
Nothing
2022-05-05 21:39
1 reply
that's not true. he's brought plenty of disappointment.
2022-05-06 00:18
who
2022-05-05 21:39
1 reply
Everything checks out
2022-05-05 22:10
#5
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Lithuania CEOofwomen
Everything and nothin
2022-05-05 21:39
The Y axis on this graph is retarded
2022-05-05 21:40
16 replies
+1
2022-05-05 21:44
#29
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North America barosielle
+1
2022-05-05 21:51
+1 Very bad
2022-05-05 22:12
#74
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Denmark Lynild123
+1
2022-05-05 22:54
#78
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United States ilkym00th
+1
2022-05-05 23:05
#79
guerri | 
Brazil luiF
+1
2022-05-05 23:06
lmao
2022-05-06 00:10
+1
2022-05-06 01:17
+1
2022-05-06 01:18
#106
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Brazil drydden
+1
2022-05-06 01:23
+1
2022-05-06 02:38
+1
2022-05-06 03:14
+1 lmao
2022-05-06 05:22
+1
2022-05-06 07:18
They have changed it but it's still crooked and also proportions between bars are simply biased
2022-05-06 09:54
+1
2022-05-06 21:22
Ez top 20
2022-05-05 21:40
#9
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Farlig has definitely benefited Astralis, so hopefully that remains to be the case for them.
2022-05-05 21:40
1 reply
#176
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Netherlands arTvamp
yeap I hope and I R think so too.
2022-05-06 18:42
astralis_5_majors_s1mple_1_major
2022-05-05 21:41
16 replies
no
2022-05-05 22:09
2 replies
Name and flair check out lul
2022-05-05 22:12
1 reply
ASTRALIS SO BAD
2022-05-05 22:12
Not a chance in hell Astralis win the major. Dupreeh has a higher chance of winning 5 majors than Astralis
2022-05-05 22:15
6 replies
true, vita have been super disappointing but imagine if they come into major with zywoo, dupreeh and magisk all playing on form
2022-05-05 22:26
5 replies
they should be unstoppable if that happens, but it's prolly not going to happen, like waiting for jesus to ...be.
2022-05-06 00:08
4 replies
You mean, "waiting for Jame to entry"
2022-05-06 01:18
2 replies
Lmao
2022-05-06 16:42
exactly post_poster
2022-05-06 18:54
yeah exactly big dupreeh fan so would really love to see vita come into that unstoppable form, but very very very unlikely rn
2022-05-06 15:22
s0mple 0 major u mean
2022-05-05 22:33
5 replies
s0mple changed his name to s1mple after won 1 major
2022-05-06 02:40
4 replies
#122
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Norway Rob!n
S1mple = only one major for life
2022-05-06 04:47
1 reply
still has more major than your whole scene and nub r0in
2022-05-07 02:54
So sad then, he predicted he will never got another one s1mple forever
2022-05-06 20:47
1 reply
so does asstralis
2022-05-07 02:55
nuthin lmao
2022-05-05 21:41
#13
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Canada MattWaves
He has really come into better form since joining and I'm very excited to see what this fresh core can do for Astralis <3
2022-05-05 21:42
#14
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United States kalimbo
That graph with the bars is presented so bad... gives you the impression that Farlig surviving rate is twice the one of Lucky.
2022-05-05 21:44
2 replies
#33
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Czech Republic Starold
+1 Its super weird graph
2022-05-05 21:53
Thats what I thought before I read comments lmao
2022-05-06 00:11
The graph in "surviving" looks really biased in favor of Farlig: How the bar for 39% can be more than double the height of 34%?
2022-05-05 21:44
23 replies
thats true, fair enough if its battle for JAME TIME
2022-05-05 21:46
2 replies
Compared to Jame's bar Farlig's would be invisible!
2022-05-05 21:48
1 reply
#85
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United States kalimbo
hahahahahaha
2022-05-05 23:35
Yeah, and AWP kill with the same 5% difference, but in Lucky's favor is like half of the height lol
2022-05-05 21:48
1 reply
At least doesn't look that brutal, lol. Although I have a very small idea why the number of awp kills would be that important for the perfomance. Taking into account the arguments how Farlig is an improvement, this rather speaks against him if only.
2022-05-05 21:50
+1 that graph is intentional misleading dogshit, always the same when this author makes articles on hltv - contort shit until it fits his narrative
2022-05-05 21:51
1 reply
I understand the point of the article: Farlig > Lucky, that I think is obvious for everyone in plain sight. However it starts to run out of ideas towards the end and the graph is unreasonably skewed to document mishaps.
2022-05-05 21:56
#39
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Portugal H3NR
I like how 39% of surviving is almost double the size of 42.5% AWP kills as well and still bigger than 47.5% AWP kills for Lucky. Great job uh!
2022-05-05 21:57
6 replies
Man, be reasonable! You gotta compensate Lucky somewhere somehow! You know that surviving is more important than fragging, ask Jame.
2022-05-05 21:59
5 replies
#43
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Portugal H3NR
39% is 39%, not 50% like it is showing in the graph. The others (apart from the rating, which also seems a bit biased) feel like they're the correct height, but that 39% is waaaaaay to big. But yeah, I guess surviving is more important than fragging...
2022-05-05 22:02
4 replies
To be honest, it makes no sense whatsoever. Like, the Y axis is from 0 to 0.5 to 1 and you mesh up the HLTV rating in there; 0.91 is at 0 and 1.08 is close to 0.5. Then you have the 0.08 on first kills somewhere around 0.2..it's all over the place. I definitely would have been for more graphs with more relevant spans.
2022-05-05 22:07
3 replies
#52
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Portugal H3NR
The first kills, I'd assume they were trying to make it from 0.00 to 0.20 (which is fairly impressive, getting a first kill in every 5 rounds) and that's okay; the rating is off as well and biased for Farlig. I agree with the more graphs and/or more relevant info. For example, mutikills, KAST (instead of surviving, who the f cares about you surviving? You can survive and have 0 impact in a game, or you can die every round and help hugely with frags or by getting traded and creating spaces), even a spotted accuracy is more interesting than this. Or utility usage, pistol rounds... so many more interesting stats than surviving lmao. Ok, they might mention it in the article, but do they have stats to back it up? Not really...
2022-05-05 22:14
2 replies
I have nothing to add, absolutely nothing, big +1. Well said; those stats would definitely interest me more and they affect the game so much more than surviving. That's where the "impact" rating comes into the game: Yekindar dies almost every round, but at his A game he takes 2 guys with him. Or those numbers didn't come handy for the article? One can guess..
2022-05-05 22:17
#118
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United Kingdom NER0cs
KAST is pretty much useless for AWPers (assists/traded quite rare). And surviving is a very big part of that stat anyway :D None of the bars are biased - they're literally a scale from the best awper to the worst awper. most of farlig's bars are below the average line, how is that biased?
2022-05-06 03:04
Because it's based on a percentile of all the players rather than just a simple 0-100 scale. I can see how it can look confusing in a direct comparison, but it is designed to show these numbers' relation to a sort of a "standard" outside of these two players. Realistically all players end up between let's say 30-45% surviving, so what's the point making that scale 0-100%? Similarly with other stats here, the lowest percentile rating is 0.8something and the highest maybe 1.4
2022-05-05 22:29
2 replies
I can understand the reasoning and the statistics theorem behind it, but for a casual CS:GO interested user and not so versed one in graphs it can get really confusing. How do I know what is the average survival rate, or simply saying the value of it at Y = 0? Is it that shown 34% for all players or just these two then? Maybe it would make more sense if one of the players always had its bar at 0 percentile, only taking their stats in comparison. Generaly speaking, the graphs could have been made better, cleaner, probably split into more than one for comfort and as mentioned in the discussion above, I think there could be more interesting and relevant stats included to adress the improvement or changes. My two cents. But thanks for the content either way :-)
2022-05-05 22:41
This graph is pretty much useless I should say, a simple picture with two stats next to each other would be much better, add the third colomn with median number if you want some context
2022-05-06 00:16
The y axis is percentile so it is at least consistent
2022-05-05 22:42
1 reply
In that sense, yes. Maybe the size between the ranges could have been adjusted for better visual presentation?
2022-05-05 22:46
#77
MSL | 
United Kingdom NER0cs
As Striker said it's percentiles. 39% is bang in the middle of the 19 AWPers with enough maps played. So farlig is at 0.50. 34% is the lowest survival rate among AWPers. Therefore Lucky's bar is at 0.00 sh1ros figure of 50% would have had a bar at the top of the graph.
2022-05-05 23:04
3 replies
Alright, thanks for the description. With that said, is really 0.91 HLTV rating the 0 percentile of all players? I guess it must be for primary awpers then, since it otherwise couldn't be correct? Even when you imagine that you had to explain me this and to specify from where/what area are those percentiles taken (since it is not mentioned anywhere what is exactly taken into account), it already tells a story of how "clean" the graph is.
2022-05-05 23:14
2 replies
#94
MSL | 
United Kingdom NER0cs
If you want to take a look at the sample size here's the spreadsheet I used. Since this post went live I removed the min map filter and updated the stats with more players, which is why the percentiles are slightly different to the original graphic that had Lucky last. Now, HEN1 is last with 0.85 Rating, with Lucky and phzy tied 2nd with 0.91 Rating For the full list: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kauYJs2l.. And yeah, it's my (our) bad that we didn't explain it on the chart. We'll make sure to include captions on similar ones in future :)
2022-05-06 00:34
1 reply
Thanks for the data, interesting check! The edited graph looks now more reasonable with the captions and used values/descriptions for the axis + more interesting info. Well done!
2022-05-06 00:49
Still needs a bit more time to iron out the mistakes but astralis looked better with him. Hope lucky can find another team soon because he can be a better awper than farlig
2022-05-05 21:45
He brought some good skill overall, even tho he misssed 3 shots in a row on Nuke where they lost against Ence. Was pretty bad to watch it… He needs to work on his quickscope ASAP. He is nuts on pistol rounds. Very impressive.
2022-05-05 21:45
nothng..... just waste of 5k every round.
2022-05-05 21:45
Roobet as sponsor
2022-05-05 21:50
#27
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North America minte
Farlig really got that Bladee haircut
2022-05-05 21:50
2 replies
#32
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North America barosielle
no way
2022-05-05 21:52
farlig drain gang
2022-05-05 21:57
Nothing at all.
2022-05-05 21:51
#31
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North America barosielle
well done article except for the graph
2022-05-05 21:51
a slightly more consistent inconsistent awper
2022-05-05 21:54
Nothing
2022-05-05 21:56
It's ave -> trace more than Lucky -> Farlig
2022-05-05 21:56
1 reply
+. Marginally different stats, probably influenced by the team being better with trace.
2022-05-06 12:42
FIX THE GRAPH! Still see Farlig (and Saffee in Furia) missing easy awp shots, even without being pressured on their side. Hard to find someone as good as dev1ce.
2022-05-05 21:56
1 reply
#86
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Egypt BomberMan_
impossible to find someone as good as dev1ce in the danish scene right now imo. Only comparable awpers past and present were like Guardian, s1mple, Zywoo, JW (kinda he was pretty consistent for a long time), and like kennyS. they are lucky a t1 capable awp in farlig was cheap and dropped into their lap (tho he has much more tot offer similar to saffee).
2022-05-05 23:44
Doesn't matter. They`re gonna show him the door the minute Astralis fall flat on their face, with Xyp9x bottom fragging as per usual in the last year. I remember when broky came to FaZe. He was shaky - you could see potential, but It was a journey. I suspect the same would`ve happened with Lucky or Juggi, Bubzkji or any young talent Astralist should`ve really believed in. But it`s far easier to show them the door, rather than admit that one of the founders should really hang his mouse.
2022-05-05 22:01
#55
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Czech Republic TECHNICKER
hope Lucky gets a chance in tier 1 again
2022-05-05 22:20
1 reply
should v signed with astralis talent , wasted potential
2022-05-05 22:24
an improvement to lucky sure , but he needs to stop missing easy shots he costed astralis the blast grand finals against ence when he missed some shots in ancient and in nuke , but he is not the one keeping them back its 1. xyp underperforming 2. glave underperforming 3. k0nfig's inconsistency
2022-05-05 22:23
2 replies
konfig has had 4 great events in a row lol when are people gonna stop with the "inconsistent" argument, if you look previously in his career he was always very dominant. He just had his worst time of his life in december, while slowly coming back from a broken hand
2022-05-06 18:59
1 reply
never, he was always inconsistent even in complexity and even more in astralis since he is in the star player position and he needs to put above avg numbers everytime , a player with insane highs but shit low's just cant balance it even when he is peaking he loses duels sometimes that cost astralis ( G2 vs astralis vertigo 14 - 14 he lost a duel to hunter on mid a duel that k0nfig never and i mean never loses + way too much agression sometimes .) other then that he is an insane upgrade to dupreeh and i am happy for him that he is finally getting the recognition he deserves but he is the last problem astralis have to think of that's why i put him in 3rd
2022-05-06 19:13
yeah the team is going better but lucky exiting the team was a mistake xyp is way inconsistent and lucky is a lot better rifle than him >rn<
2022-05-05 22:32
I'm gonna be honest even as an astralis fan: Nothing
2022-05-05 22:33
This article is far below hltv standards, who approved this?
2022-05-05 22:38
1 reply
Well the owners of Astralis are also major stockholders of HLTV I think? This article is so skewed to make them look good after a mediocre signing.
2022-05-06 13:41
#66
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Poland czan
lucky is goated, garlic will be forgotten
2022-05-05 22:40
#67
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Ukraine SwissRolls
it isnt the fact that farlig is better than lucky, all of the individuals on astralis side is playing better. their coach is more active than ave as well. stop posting this fake narrative making farlig much much better than lucky.
2022-05-05 22:41
2 replies
Farlig has for a long time been waay the fuck better than Lucky. In Farligs second tournament for Astralis he averaged 1.11 rating meanwhile Lucky's highest ever out of all the 12 events he played with Astralis was 1.04 and usually deep in red lol. hltv.org/stats/players/events/13843/luck.. Stop pretending having a far more impactful awper isnt going to help out the team and other players perform better.
2022-05-05 23:25
I agree that the team playing together for months with lucky before farlig joined probably has something to do with their improved stats, but its also worth taking into consideration that a team with higher win % tends to have higher overall stats. While the reverse is also true (that teams with higher stats tend to have a higher win percentage), a team that wins more rounds on average has more money, meaning fewer ecos, better utility, and consequently more kills per player. I don't think its arguable that having a good awper raises a team's win percentage. Lucky was not a bad awper or a bad player, and I am not suggesting that he is the only reason for Astralis's bad stats - the team as a whole looked like it needed to prepare more - but Farlig has undeniably been playing better than Lucky has on Astralis, and that has likely translated into a better winrate. Replacing Lucky with Farlig was definitely not the only factor that improved their winrate, but it was one of them. Agree that it's a little weird to post an article framing the situation as if their predicament was all Lucky's fault.
2022-05-06 01:52
I still think that Astralis sucks at using awpers
2022-05-05 22:59
#80
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Finland AliSabid
much more consistent!
2022-05-05 23:06
- Xyp + ?
2022-05-05 23:15
1 reply
#92
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El Salvador Bredalow
+xyp
2022-05-06 00:18
Better than Lucky but way lesser player than device
2022-05-06 00:19
4 replies
#149
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Let's be honest here Mr. French, no country has ever produced two world class awper of the same game at the same time, ever. Astralis are never gonna get a Danish to do what Device was able to do.
2022-05-06 11:46
3 replies
Took me a minute to think about that statement as I figured "that can't be right", for the most part world class awpers from the same nationality did coexist multiple times but could argue that having them both in their "prime" was harder to pinpoint. Though Sweden and Brazil has had their share of world class players in their most dominating years. Sweden for example, first thought that comes to mind is "dsn" and "SpawN" in 2006. Nothing to do with the original topic, just an interesting food for thought :) EDIT: 2022 is still early but there's a chance for sh1ro (top 4 in 2021) and m0NESY coexisting in 2022 from the same nationality, depending on if m0NESY can live up to his hype and getting success in 2022, but we will see.
2022-05-06 13:37
2 replies
#163
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yea framing it as "two world class awpers in their prime of the same game at the same time" makes more sense. Also tbh, I only was considering CSGO in my mind when I made that comment. I don't know anything about 1.6's pro scene. I was too young.
2022-05-06 14:52
1 reply
That's all good, I figured you wouldn't be talking about every esport game when you mentioned "of the same game", just assumed it would include 1.6 at the time. Honestly you could make an argument that there are plenty of Tier 1 awpers from the same nationality, but I also believe you mean "world class" as in more of a top10 player, or for the very least top 20. In that case related to your original comment, no I do not believe Denmark would be able to develop another top3-top5 player (that happens to be an awper) that also managed to have like a 5 year streak record, and find that in the current known talent pool as of right now, could take a few years for newer talent to really develop into that. Trace (the current coach of Astralis) was a hybrid star player from like 2010-2012 and Sunde was the world class awper in 2008, so who knows, they pop up every few years lol
2022-05-06 21:41
too early to talk
2022-05-06 00:29
wow, you made that 46% vs 41 % difference like it was 90 % vs 10 %. Who made this $h1t?
2022-05-06 00:30
9 replies
INTEL
2022-05-06 00:41
#115
MSL | 
United Kingdom NER0cs
46% represents the 57th percentile, which is why Farligs bar is just above average 41% is the 3rd lowest figure among AWPers, which is why Lucky's bar is close to the bottom the overall scale (best to worst) is from 55% (s1mple) to 38% (HEN1)
2022-05-06 02:58
7 replies
#117
NAF | 
Canada Femtal
Thank you for helping these kids :)
2022-05-06 02:59
#121
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Europe chillhase
Never would I have expected to see someone with a considerably high IQ on HLTV.
2022-05-06 04:28
#140
Zeus | 
Australia NoLeS
Thank you for shutting down the chronical mental illness of hltv users. How so many are missing this point is deeply concerning
2022-05-06 08:46
well then the graphs should have been labelled properly, otherwise its just misleading
2022-05-06 09:34
3 replies
#148
MSL | 
United Kingdom NER0cs
The original chart had a Y axis saying "percentile" and then 0-1. I changed it to "best, average, worst" to simplify it. Both are absolutely correct and not misleading, we just should have explained more clearly what percentiles are somewhere The reason I used percentiles when I made the graphic was to to show that yes, Farlig has performed better than Lucky - but he is still well below the average top 30 team AWPer in many regards
2022-05-06 11:25
2 replies
I think the percentile makes more sense. Sometimes simplification becomes oversimplification. I get what you are trying to portray in the graph. I agree with the conclusion, and it is just that the best average worst doesn't seem to be the best way of labeling the y-axis, as many people have pointed out. Trust me, I have had my fair share of beatings on oversimplifying my graphs.
2022-05-06 12:12
1 reply
#186
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United Kingdom NER0cs
Yeah that's fair enough, I probably over-corrected given the backlash. Maybe one day percentiles will be common enough people understand them but clearly not yet
2022-05-07 01:01
What did he bring to astralis? A bad hair cut lol
2022-05-06 00:30
1 reply
Lmao yes 😃
2022-05-06 07:00
smal muscles.
2022-05-06 00:40
#105
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Brazil drydden
Who made that graph? Look at the difference between 46% and 41% LMAO
2022-05-06 01:22
#107
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France marponche
Awp kills? lol
2022-05-06 01:27
and glave? He could have come out with a great strat to help lucky, but not, he just loses, even with blame and konfig
2022-05-06 01:59
nothing? lmao
2022-05-06 02:28
#116
NAF | 
Canada Femtal
people disrespecting Farlig is cringe sure he's not device but he's still a great awper no doubt and he has a lot of impact with rifles too.
2022-05-06 02:58
#120
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Europe chillhase
Shouldn't it be Farligs ADDITION and not EDITION?! (under the first pic)
2022-05-06 04:25
Farligs not the problem tbh btw kick old men please
2022-05-06 04:55
Farlig is defo an improvement. I also think it's way too early to call whether he is what Astralis needs. This article probably could have waited till after the major but then it would be too obvious I presume. I do think Astralis should play either full rifles on T side every time or actually rely on Farlig to make the openings when they give him the awp.
2022-05-06 05:53
he brought garlic for the scrambled eggs
2022-05-06 05:55
he brought some AWP kills that Lucky couldn't hit
2022-05-06 06:09
Okay, so, what am i not getting here." Astralis set to go deep in the major ". Even though farlig is better than lucky he could still be bad right? Look at the graph. At the stats. Fact is astralis i still lacking top 10/top5 awper. And oh farligs 18 map rating against top 5 is 0.95. and if you scroll through his stats it increases with lower ranks. He is maybe semi star in tier 3. Show me awper with lower rating and i show you banana
2022-05-06 06:13
Really tacky article IMO. Ok, Lucky didn't mesh with the team, but there are many variables at play beyond Farlig vs. Lucky. Lucky didn't deserve this hit job
2022-05-06 06:25
1 reply
why not? this article is to wipe out lucky fans once and for all
2022-05-06 08:28
Astralis was completely shit with lucky now they can beat anymone below them in ranking
2022-05-06 06:59
What? All this time i was thinking Lucky and Farlig is the same person
2022-05-06 07:08
1 reply
XDD
2022-05-06 16:24
#138
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Serbia DakileX
They still need an awper tho ...
2022-05-06 08:19
thanks for changing the graph
2022-05-06 09:19
This is a shit article by you guys why would you destroy a young kids career. And the worst of the all how about those graphs? I didn't know 5%+ equals a graph that indicates that 5% = 8x. Terrible optics. Yes farlig is better but well done on helping destroying a young kids career.
2022-05-06 09:19
#145
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Portugal nRfM
Astralis just needed a propper AWPer. Even though he isn't the best, he has real experience to play alongside the Astralis line up, don't forget he was part of FPX and they played good so this is a step up I'm willing to believe (Lucky just appeared out of nowhere).
2022-05-06 09:40
3 replies
#150
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well Lucky was not really out of nowhere, he was playing for T3 Danish lineup of Tricked and was putting respectable numbers there however nothing fancy. What made sense about his signing was that Astralis are infamous for not spending big money and no other Danish awper was there to get who would be cheap.
2022-05-06 11:49
2 replies
#151
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Portugal nRfM
I see. But wasn't farlig free agent? My point is that in order to Lucky do good in Astralis, he should had some time competing between those levels as farlig had.
2022-05-06 11:53
1 reply
#152
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Oh Farlig was for sure a free agent but he wasn't one at the time when Astralis were looking to replace Device. And I actually agree with you, even though I wasn't in favor of replacing Lucky cause Astralis didn't really let him play that much in his roles (Glaive was seen awping instead of him on several occasions), it made sense to get Farlig once they could. That T1 experience sure can come handy.
2022-05-06 11:55
#153
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Sweden GOBLINEER
I still don't understand why Xyp is still in the team? Feels like Astralis has NiP complex of rotating the fifth player over and over. Only having to act when Device left.
2022-05-06 12:02
It's good to see Astralis performing, it was painfull watching the name Astralis dropping out in groups, Farlig is a huge upgrade for Lucky, I'm really looking to this team as a dark horse on the Major. GL guys!
2022-05-06 13:50
A huge whopping dick
2022-05-06 16:15
#180
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Latvia laiziolas
device back to astralis
2022-05-06 19:12
only pain
2022-05-06 19:13
#190
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United States d9ovd
how tf could 46% higher than 1.03?
2022-05-07 05:47
1 reply
#191
MSL | 
United Kingdom NER0cs
Percentiles.
2022-05-07 16:43
he miss too many crucial shots. Miss many EASY shots. Hes just not good. But do you all remember Perfecto? He was called 'noob', wasnt fraggin so much in navi...now hes good
2022-05-08 21:42
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