Astralis has introduced some adjustments to its CS:GO lineup after failing to qualify for the 2023 Paris Main with Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth stepping all the way down to the academy staff and Danish expertise Alexander ‘Altekz’ Givskov shifting as much as the principle squad.
Astralis has determined to make some strikes by way of its roster because the Danish CS:GO staff didn’t qualify for the 2023 Paris Main. The squad bombed out of the European RMR with losses to Group Vitality, Vertigo and Ninjas in Pyjamas. That is the second Main the Danish staff has missed in a yr as they didn’t qualify for the 2022 Rio Main.
The adjustments will see Astralis veteran Xyp9x transfer all the way down to Astralis Expertise, the group’s academy squad, with Altekz taking his beginning lineup spot. Altekz was listed as an alternative choice to the RMR however didn’t play within the qualifier.
“All through 2023, Altekz has been acting on a constant, excessive stage, and he’s at the moment one of the gifted gamers in his position. As such, and in continuation of the primary staff coaches’ want to work with him within the coming interval, now we have had dialogue with Xyp9x, who has agreed to assist the expertise staff,” Astralis Director of Sports activities, Kasper Hvidt mentioned in a press release concerning the change.
Astralis make massive adjustments to CSGO lineup
Xyp9x mentioned within the Astralis assertion that he’s a staff participant, and is keen to do something to assist the group succeed. He signed a brand new contract with Astralis in 2021, locking him in with the group till 2025.
“I’m nonetheless tremendous upset that we missed the qualification for the Main. That was my purpose and everybody’s ambition. A company like Astralis should take part in all Majors and finally be capable of compete for the title. After we miss this chance for the second time in a row, it’s clear now we have to have a look at all choices,” the CS:GO veteran mentioned.
Astralis followers will get to see Altekz in first-team motion on April 27 because the squad competes within the on-line occasion Brazy Get together 2023.