gla1ve joins Astralis
Astralis have confirmed via their official website the signing of Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander from Heroic.
The 21-year-old will take over from Finn "karrigan" Andersen, who was transferred to FaZe last week, just days after being dropped to the bench.
gla1ve takes over as Astralis' ingame leader
The Danish giants managed to break into the top eight at the Major despite being force to field a second substitute, team coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen, for their last two matches as Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen fell ill halfway through the tournament.
With Astralis now having the majority of the roster that reached the playoffs in Cologne, the team will be able to attend the ELEAGUE Major with their new lineup in full, as we explained in an article released after karrigan was removed from the starting roster.
"Since the ESL One Cologne Major my biggest dream has been to play for Astralis and today that dream has come true," Rossander told Astralis' website.
"It is truly a great honour for me to get the opportunity to play and work with such talented people. Astralis have been through a rough patch lately and I will do my very best to get them back to where they belong.
"I have always known that someday I would go back to being the in-game leader I once was. I am extremely motivated and I feel ready to show people what I am capable of. This last year has been amazing – as have the last couple of months.
"I want to thank the guys from Heroic for being so understanding and such great friends. A special thanks goes to Snappi, who I have been playing with for the last year. Good luck in the future with the Heroic project!"
Astralis will make their first offline appearance with the new roster in two weeks' time as the team will compete in Group C of ELEAGUE, alongside Natus Vincere, ALTERNATE aTTaX and SK Gaming.
The Danish team's roster consists of:
Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)