Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, #10 in our Top 20 players of 2017, has revealed he will remain Astralis' main AWPer despite Nicolai "device" Reedtz's return.
Earlier today Astralis confirmed Nicolai "device" Reedtz, the team's former AWPer, will be back to play at the ELEAGUE Boston Major. He will, however, roll back time as he will go back to a lurking role which he hasn't played since he picked up the AWP full time in 2016.
"[device being ill] resulted in me being the AWPer now, and it will continue full-time. It is kind of a secret, I am not sure when this will be published, but it is supposed to be a secret until the Major."
During device's absence late last year Astralis used Dennis "dennis" Edman and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel as stand-ins, two riflers, and dupreeh stepped up and picked up the big green while device was taking time to recover from injury.
"I would really like to be the player that makes the aggressive moves and opens the maps up, making some space for the others, which is what Markus [Kjaerbye] has done for a long time now. But when Nicolai [device] came back, he stated the desire to play in a lurk position, which he has done before, and I wanted to play AWP full-time, so we came to the conclusion to make this switch happen, and that is what we are practicing right now."