Danish superstar Nikolai “dev1ce” Reedtz seems to be very homesick and wants to return to Astralis just seven months after transferring to Swedish e-sports organization Ninjas in Pajamas (NIP).
The 26-year-old hasn’t had a great outing following his surprise transfer with just one win under his belt since joining NIP at IEM Fall 2021: Europe. Performance issues along with personal issues have been take its fee on decorated AWPer, who decided to skip both the playoffs of IEM Winter 2021 and BLAST Premier: World Final 2021.
With his game struggling and things don’t look to be turning for the better despite some changes such as the signing of talented Danish driver Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, dev1ce would love to return to Astralis as reported by Dexerto and 1pv.fr.
Dev1ce may be looking to return to Astralis from NIP
NIP brought in dev1ce from Astralis to turn the tide for themselves, attempting to craft a new roster and game plan around the AWPer star. But the result was not easy for the Swedish side, they couldn’t achieve success even though they won the MVP 4 times.
Dev1ce showed interest in playing for NIP earlier this year during the global pandemic. He has been in Stockholm, Sweden since the last four years and so he decided to switch to a Swedish team, as social distancing and travel restrictions have started to affect him.
With the transfer taking place, he spoke of remaining committed to this new project undertaken by the NIP and brought home a Major title for Sweden. Dev1ce has even been compared to NBA star LeBron James, who has also won the title with multiple CS:GO teams.
The NIPs failed to make that initial impact, followed by an early quarter-final exit from the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, where they were nearly unable to make it to the knockout stages due to the three-match thriller against Copenhagen. Flames.
Losing to Team Liquid at BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021 seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for dev1ce, who looked shattered after his loss to a ‘dead team’. He then went on to admit that he was frustrated with himself and that even the addition of es3tag couldn’t make him feel any better.
On the personal side, dev1ce’s relationship with streamer Emilia Hult, who lives in Sweden, has also come to an end. Dexerto reports that he has moved to Copenhagen, where he has purchased an apartment.
With all that done, dev1ce is now looking to return to Astralis and somehow he seems like a perfect fit for Denmark’s current squad. However, the NIP will want to recover the money they spent signing dev1ce once he has signed a three-year contract with the organization.
Although his signing amount has never been officially disclosed, Astralis’ financial statements for period 1st January to 30order June 2021 revealed that He is said to have been sold for 4.5 million DKK, about $717,136 USD.
Astralis is clearly lacking when it comes to AWPing as the team’s shooter known as Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander can be seen swinging the sniper in action, even though the team has signed Philip “Lucky” Ewald for the role.
If the report actually turns out to be true, the Astralis list for 2022 could look like this,
Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth
Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
Philip “Lucky” Ewald
Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke
Benjamin “bla bla” Bremer
Nicholas “dev1ce” Reedtz
Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen
Alexander “ave” Holdt – Coach
https://afkgaming.com/csgo/news/nip-csgo-star-dev1ce-is-reportedly-interested-in-returning-to-astralis NIP CS:GO Star Dev1ce is said to be interested in returning to Astralis