Astralis CS:GO in-game leader Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander has signed a three-year contract extension, the Danish esports organization announced Friday.
The extension will take gla1ve and Astralis through to the summer of 2024, giving the team some stability in the midst of a year where roster shakeup rumors have been abundant.
With over a decade of competitive experience in Counter-Strike, including having led Astralis to four record-breaking Major victories in Global Offensive, gla1ve will be continuing his current partnership that first began when he moved over from Heroic in October 2016.
Widely regarded as one of, if not the greatest IGL in the world, gla1ve made it clear that his history and loyalty was what most swayed him into deciding to stay with the organization.
I am Astralis by heart and no matter how I look at it I feel home here. It’s an organization that always strives to develop the game and the players.- Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
Gla1ve, 26, also took to Twitter on Friday to emphasize that there's still much more that he wants to achieve, and that he felt Astralis was the best place for him to reach his goals.
Additionally, gla1ve mentioned that he is expecting a child with girlfriend this fall, and that there was no other place where he felt like he could get the same safety and flexibility when it comes to that.
Astralis most recently ranked seventh in Thorin's CS:GO World Rankings for June 2021.
For now, the Astralis CS:GO roster remains:
- Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
- Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
- Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
- Emil "Magisk" Reif
- Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen
- Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)
The Astralis CS:GO squad remains on holiday until Aug. 11.