Counter-Strike is good. Maybe even great. It's probably the greatest game of all time.
But do you know what's even better? Post Major roster swap season. Insert fire emojis here.
Unfortunately, we have to suffer through a bit more Counter-Strike before we can get there, because BLAST have the gall to give us MORE tier one Counter-Strike between the best teams in the world. What a terrible, terrible fate bestowed upon us.
Next week, seven teams compete for their chance to lose to NaVi in the final, with a potential $250,000 payout for the runner-up. $500k will go straight into NaVi's pockets when they win, unless one of Gambit, Astralis, G2, Vitality, Liquid or Heroic stop them.
Also, NiP are there. Aren't they adorable?
The one thing that might put a spanner in NaVi's considerable works is that there's no crowd, which means Gambit might actually be good again. Though they've been a little underwhelming of late, they're still a dangerous team. I mean, obviously. They were the best team in the world less than a year ago.
While this story has been laden with a thick layer of irony (as is our modus operandi at this point), it is a little annoying to watch three teams who will have a different line-up next week, and we sort of already know that.
We don't want to watch dead teams; but somehow the dying embers of G2 is still the second best team in the world. And we do like to watch good teams.