Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth will probably be again in Astralis’ lively CS:GO lineup for the BLAST Premier Fall Teams after lacking the motion in ESL Professional League season 14, the group confirmed as we speak.
The 25-year-old will substitute in-game chief Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander, who’s set to take a brief break from competitors in anticipation of the beginning of his baby. Kasper Hvidt, Astralis’ director of sports activities, informed Dexerto that the group granted a paternity depart to gla1ve, regardless that it’s not a convention in esports.
“All people contributes to the staff each single day and, as talked about after we added a sixth player for the Fall, everyone can have an lively position,” Hvidt mentioned. “We strongly consider that gamers and everyone else working in an elite atmosphere will carry out higher if there’s a stability of their life and room to concentrate on what’s vital. On the identical time, Andreas performs extraordinarily effectively and contributes with plenty of optimistic power, so it was an apparent alternative for all.”
Xyp9x has been assessing his options as of late since his contract is about to run out on the finish of 2021. Astralis used new signing Philip “Fortunate” Ewald as an alternative of the “clutch minister” within the $750,000 event. The Danes didn’t make it into the playoffs, although, ending their marketing campaign with two wins and three losses in Group A.
Xyp9x isn’t the one one with simply months left on his contract. Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Emil “Magisk” Reif, and head coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen are in the identical boat. Gla1ve is the only player from Astralis’ core to have renewed his contract with the org and the way forward for the staff who dominated the CS:GO scene over the previous few years stays unclear.
Astralis have been positioned in Group A of BLAST Premier Fall Teams alongside Vitality, Crew Liquid, and Evil Geniuses. They’ll play in opposition to the latter on Sept. 16 and the 2 high groups of every group will qualify for the Fall Finals. Magisk has in-game led for Astralis previously, however it’s unknown who will take the reins in gla1ve’s place in the meanwhile.
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