Astralis might finally be releasing Bubzkji from his contract, only for the youngster to become an analyst for TV Channel TV2.
Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen is close to signing a deal with Astralis that would put him into Free Agency.
The 23-year-old is also negotiating with Danish Channel TV2 to become an On-Air Analyst for their CS:GO broadcasts, as per a report by Jaxon.
Update: The player confirmed he has terminated his contract with Astralis via a tweet on January 31.
Bubzkji first burst onto the scene on Tricked when they won the V4 Future Festival 2019. The team continued to impress in tier-2 with finals appearances at Dreamhack Open Winter 2019 and WePlay Forge of Masters Season 2. When MAD Lions acquired the lineup, they emerged as the best tier-2 team at the time.
Throughout this time, Bubzkji was by far the best player on the team, showing that he was the next prospect in the Danish Scene. Victory at Flashpoint 1 and Playoffs at Dreamhack Masters Spring 2020 were the last of Bubzkji’s successes with MAD Lions as an offer from Astralis had arrived for him.
In 2020, Astralis’ struggled with players requesting medical breaks citing years of tough schedules taking a toll on their health. This forced Astralis to sign additional players as long-term stand-ins. This included Bubzkji who realistically played 1 full event with the team
From July 2020 to April 2021 played 17 maps total for Astralis. For a player with so much potential, this ground his career to a stop. Even after qualifying Astralis for the Major, he was left out of the Major roster. Now after being locked out of the roster shuffle, Bubzkji might finally be free.
Future as an Analyst?
Unfortunately for Bubzkji fans, it looks like he is out of the frying pan, into the fire as the same report states that he will be joining TV2, the Danish TV channel that broadcasts CS:GO, as an analyst. This would mean that he will be On-Air for the majority of the Tier-1 events, limiting his potential future as a pro player.
Hopefully, we will see the Danish prospect return to the top in the future. But missing out on this roster shuffle will likely keep him out of action for a while longer. Stay tuned to esports.gg to find out if he’ll bounce back. Check out our coverage of Blast Premier Spring Groups 2022 here.