The current reaction given by the fans could have been well predicted as multiple stars from the professional Dutch superstar team Astralis have taken a leave from stress and burnout following their replacement by fantastic players that simply aren’t fully included on the Astralis playbook yet.
As it goes that they have been playing and practicing together for about a week, and therefore it was well expected. However, it hasn’t at all stopped the fans of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team from speaking out their mind after they had a rough performance against NiP on 1st June, where they lost the one match BLAST Premier (7-16).
CS:GO – Peter ‘Dupreeh’ Rasmussen Reminds Fans That The Current Iteration Of Astralis Isn’t The Same as he took to his Twitter handle to remind them what all should they expect shortly from the powerhouse roaster.
Although the statement made by him was quite obvious, but that hasn’t necessarily removed many fans from feeling frustrated with the fact that their favorite teams are currently on the back foot while there are multiple organizations within the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene that are attempting to figure out on how to mitigate the long hours and constant grind from the players lives.
Given the scene where the gamers are compelled to compete against the best players in the world for sums that typically results in millions on an annual basis, it is quite difficult to maintain the work/life balance.
Moreover, it is also quite difficult to take a break from the practices and refining struggles when a player just can’t be sure of the fact that the other teams are doing the same which can further result in a scenario where it can put the favored teams in the lower pegs of tourneys.
With the ongoing match scenario, it can be well seen that neither of the two new players, JUGi or Snappi, who went -11 and -13 KDR respectively during the single map of Train did not stand out during the match. It was Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz who had the best performance regarding KDR who ended up with a final set of +1.
However, unfortunately NiP brought their A-game to the match and smoothly defeated Astralis in both the halves. The Astralis had begun on T side where they had netted six points, one with as detonation. On the other hand, NiP stepped into T during the second half where they managed to decimate Astralis with their well planned flanks. And, of the seven points which NiP had scored in the second half, only one was a bomb detonation.
The given scenario of Astralis is a fair warning for all the teams around the globe in all sports regarding the importance of ensuring that the players are given enough and ample time to recover after long days of matches or practices.
Astralis is currently GS 2, and shall likely drop further as both Gla1ve and Xyp9x are nowhere to be seen as of now. The management must figure out means of circulating this before it brings in any further severe consequences as the esport is surely watching Astralis staff at the moment while they attempt to fight off their roasters.