When Device was no longer playing for Astralis due to medical reasons, doubters were adrift about the viability of the team. Astralis include Device as one of their cores and he is integral to whatever iteration of the game they are playing. The impact that Device has on a game is unparalleled and definitely cannot be replicated by any other the world.
Kinda sad this whole thing gets twisted into a situation whether the team is better without me or not.I'm really happy for them, and I hope one day I'll get to play on
homesoil aswell and I hope they will continue this streak that they are on! Great event sadly watched from home.
— Nicolai Reedtz (@dev1ce) November 25, 2017
But when Device saw Astralis reach the finals, he was relieved. Not only did this mean that Astralis are still one of the better teams in the world, it also pointed out to how strong the team skill was without Device. Dupreeh took on the role of the AWPer for Device while Dennis played the role of the entry fragger.