Effective immediately, Astralis and dignitas have traded players René "cajunb" Borg and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye.
The move comes in light of recent struggles from Astralis, who have been unable to pass the group stage at two consecutive big events, namely ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals and Dreamhack Masters Malmö.
With cajunb in the lineup, the Danish side gathered multiple victories in 2015, such as FACEIT Stage 1 and 2 Finals, several silver medals, and semi-final finishes at numerous majors.
dignitas, on the other hand, have let go of one of their best-performing players as of late. Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye helped them reach semi-finals at DreamHack Leipzig, second place at Game Show GEC, as well as first place at DreamHack EU Minor last weekend, which secured dignitas a place in the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier.
However, due to rules which state that players participating in the Minor cannot play for any other team at the Main Qualifier and the Major itself, Astralis will be searching for a stand-in for ESL One Cologne.
"It feels amazing joining Astralis. I’m very excited but even more confident that it is a good fit for both the team and me, and I feel ready for the challenge." the new addition said in a statement in the official announcement.
"Joining Astralis is a dream for every Danish cs player, as it’s not only the best team in Denmark, but a brand competing for big international titles, which perfectly suits my mindset and goals for the long term future.
The move leaves Astralis with the following roster:
Meanwhile, dignitas have the following five: