The Academy team of the Danish giants from Astralis has revamped their roster.
The newly added is Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen whom joined from MASONIC, he will replace in the main roster Andreas 'Void' Dietrichsen.
The replaced player will not departure the roster just yet as he will transition into that ever popular sixth position within a roster.
The announcement of the move was made on the official website of the team, there team Manager, Kasper Hvidt said:
"In Astralis, we often take new paths, which is also the case with our talent efforts. Over the past 12 months, we have gained a lot of experience and spent time mapping our efforts and the elements from the talent scene that we feel fit.
Our goal with the talent work is that within a few years, preferably faster, we can develop players who can act as sparring for our pro team and who can gradually join the same team.
It is about a culture and an environment similar to the professional, where we will continuously introduce tools from our pro setup."
At the same time, Head of eSports talents, Dennis Vang stated:
"We have spent many resources on building and have spent the first 12 months trying out ideas, making many mistakes, correcting them, and finding the strongest possible setup for our version 2.0.
We are now comfortable investing further, and that also requires something extra from our players.
That's why we choose the replacement now. "Void" is a skilled and talented player who is also well-liked. Therefore, it is by no means an easy choice to replace him, but we need a different type in the new setup. I want to emphasize that we only have good things to say about "Void," and we wish him all the best of luck in the future.
Conversely, in "brzer," we get a player who fits the way we want to work and who is passionate about playing in our system. He is a player I expect a lot from, and who, together with the team and those around us, will give a boost right now."
The player, brzer himself stated:
"I know things take time, but I think we will raise the level relatively quickly, and I'm just looking forward to pulling on the Astralis jersey right now, states "brzer." Astralis Talent is currently participating in the WePlay Academy League and the POWER League.
More tournaments will be added in the near future."
With this in mind, the new CS:GO line-ups of Team Astralis are:
The Main roster:
- Andreas 'Xyp9x' Hojsleth
- Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
- Lucaz 'Bubzkji' Andersen
- Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander (C)
- Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
- Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
- Alexander 'ave' Holdt (coach)
- Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen (innactive)
- Emil 'Magisk' Hoffmann Reif (innactive)
- Danny 'Zonic' Sorensen (innactive coach)
And the Academy team, Astralis Talent:
- Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen
- Mikkel 'MistR' Thomsen
- Frederik 'Fessor' Sorensen
- Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen
- Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov
- Victor 'viggD' Bisgaard
- Andreas 'Void' Dietrichsen
- Dennis 'VNG' Vang (coach)
While MASONIC is:
- Andreas 'blaq' Elversoe
- Mattias 'm4tt' Ehlert
- Theis 'J3nsyy' Jensen
- Tobias 'kraghen' Kragh Jensen
- Jonas 'Queenix' Dideriksen