Astralis has made major changes and additions to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad after an up-and-down 2021 season, according to Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports for Astralis.
Astralis Adds Two New Players and New Coach
The newest additions to the team include Danish CS:GO players Benjamin "blameF" Bremer and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke, as well as new coach Alexander "ave" Holdt. New players blameF and k0nfig will replace Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and Emil "Magisk" Reif.
In a press release on Nov. 4, Hvidt explained how he wants to create a team with "fire in their eyes and the hunger to win." With the new team add-ons, Astralis hope to bounce back after this year's Major.
blameF shared his excitement to represent Astralis this week when speaking to the press. "Walking into Royal Arena with the Astralis logo on my chest in front of all the amazing fans is a dream come true, and I will work hard every single day to give the fans what they crave."
Immediately, k0nfig shared the same sentiment, sharing that he wants to bring success to his new home.
"In Astralis, though, it feels like you are stepping into a family with people around you who are all working for the same goal. That's something I think you bring to the server, and I will do everything I can to contribute with the same passion and energy, and hopefully to ultimately add a Major star or two to the jersey."
The newest players are set to join the team in time for BLAST Premier Finals in Royal Arena this month.