They will replace dupreeh and Magisk whose contracts expire later this year.
Following their early exit from the PGL Stockholm Major, Astralis have announced the signing of Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke and Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer to their CS:GO roster. The two players will replace Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif and Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen who will part ways with the team after their contract expires.
Alexander ‘ave’ Holdt, of mTw fame will take over the squad in the coaching position.
“In the midst of the joy of having the team in place, I would like to emphasize my and the organization’s huge respect for Danny, Emil, and Peter. They are true legends in Astralis and will always be first in the history books when our story is written. Switching now is the right decision for Astralis and for everyone who follows us, but when you have fought, laughed, and cried together like we have, of course, there are also big emotions at play when you separate.” – Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports, Astralis.
K0nfig and blameF Mark the Start of a New Astralis Era
After spending several months on the bench, K0nfig will join Astralis. The player is excited to play for the Danish squad, even though he has some big shoes to fill.
“I have tremendous respect for everything Astralis has achieved through the years, and I am very aware we are taking over after some extremely popular players. It only motivates me even more! Naturally, we are not those guys, but we are here to build on what they have achieved and to take the next big steps in the Astralis journey together with all the fans, partners, and people following us.”
K0nfig was widely rumored to join Astralis after spending months on the bench following a right wrist fracture.
blameF to Concentrate on his Own Game
BlameF has big shoes to fill in Astralis as it is one of the most storied organizations in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. With Gla1ve already a part of the current roster, blameF will be joining as a player, allowing him the leeway to focus on his own gameplay.
“I am excited to play with “gla1ve”, one of the very best in-game leaders in the world. It means I can concentrate more on my own game and become a better player for myself and my teammates,” said blameF. “Walking into Royal Arena with the Astralis logo on my chest in front of all the amazing fans is a dream come true, and I will work hard every single day to give the fans what they crave. I am here to fight for titles, we are here to win trophies, and I have no doubt we will do just that.”
Astralis will next play at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen for the BLAST Fall Finals with the new players. The BLAST Premier Fall Finals has eight teams competing for $425,000 and a spot in the BLAST Premier World Finals later this year. It will also feature a live audience, and Astralis is sure to have a large number supporters at the venue.
Disappointing PGL Stockholm Performance
Gla1ve to play for Astralis at PGL Major Stockholm, Bubzkji removed
After sitting out the RMR on paternity leave, Gla1ve will return to lead Astralis at the Major, replacing Bubzkji on the Active Roster. Astralis will be hoping to defend their Major title once again and adding a 5th to their cabinet.
The former Major Champions had a disappointing run at the PGL Stockholm Major. They barely made it out of the Challengers stage after losing to Copenhagen Flames and Entropiq. But the Legends stage teams proved too much for the Danes as they lost to Vitality, NiP and Heroic and could not make it to the Champions stage. Astralis won the last three Majors ending with the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 but this year’s performance was below expectations.
What is Astralis CS:GO Roster?
With the new players, the Astralis CS:GO roster will be as follows:
- Luke “gla1ve” Rossander.
- Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth.
- Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen.
- Philip “Lucky” Ewald.
- Benjamin “blameF” Bremer.
- Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke.
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