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Astralis crowned Esports Team of the Year

CS:GO might not have collected a lot of hardware from the 2018 rendition of the Esports Awards but the game can at least boast that it has the Team of the Year under its belt.

Astralis were proclaimed the best esports roster of the year among competition from numerous League of Legends teams, as well as representatives from the PUBG, Rocket League, Overwatch and other esports scenes.

The only other CS:GO squad to be nominated was Natus Vincere. The CIS roster were the only ones other than Astralis to win more than two tier 1 events this year, so their place in the 12-team finalists list is justified.

As for Astralis, apologies to all the other games’ maestros who got snubbed, but they should know they lost to a dynasty. The Danish powerhouse has won seven of the last eleven tournaments they participated in, finishing top four every single time.

Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and co. actually had to receive their award through video as they were fresh off another trophy winning campaign at Intel Extreme Masters Chicago.

This award is only the exclamation point on a fantastic year for Astralis. Though a universal affirmation of your success is always nice, I’m sure the Danes do not want to rest on their laurels and do not intend on taking their foot off the gas.