dupreeh to remain as AWPer moving forward

LucasAM
January 11th, 2018 22:15

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.

Astralis will look very different in Boston

Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's answer to 1tap, a Danish podcast, on the subject:

"[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.

Moving forward we can expect to see a different Astralis than the one we saw before device's hiatus last year, as dupreeh explains:

"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."


Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1196
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
god
2018-01-11 22:16
#8
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom 
lul rip astralis
2018-01-11 22:18
#13
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Germany AdiZen 
Device is much better than Dupreeh
2018-01-11 22:17
#23
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Austria shaakeh 
let's see how things turn out
2018-01-11 22:18
device awp>dupreeh awp
2018-01-11 22:39
Device glock > Dupreeh Awp
2018-01-11 23:35
+1
2018-01-12 03:26
#292
rain | 
Kyrgyzstan Inv1ctuS 
Devvegod Zeusx27>dupreeh Scar-20
2018-01-12 13:16
#297
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Denmark JEBO 
Agree :D
2018-01-12 14:01
He's probably going to be the second awper when Devve gots 100% recovered
2018-01-11 22:23
#69
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Turkey SLendeRuLeZ 
I am pretty sure this is done to confuse their rivals on watching demos.
2018-01-11 22:28
+1
2018-01-11 23:05
#161
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Australia KatVian 
Astralis are too meta.
2018-01-11 23:40
#301
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Denmark mersault17 
Meta or beta?
2018-01-12 14:49
#327
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United States Sab0t_K1tty 
You should really put two Ts in beta if you're trying to make the rhyme work
2018-01-15 22:04
#256
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Germany t_mmey 
+111
2018-01-12 07:30
"It is supposed to remain secret until the major" 100% trying to confuse their opponents, no actual role change would be risked before the major.
2018-01-12 07:46
They did swap roles. But it woont benefit them. They wont win another major
2018-01-12 09:57
#261
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Sweden ThorinEk 
+1
2018-01-12 07:56
#78
xms | 
France Daniska 
ty for laugh, devve is good but fucking overrated, dupreeh is better all day
2018-01-11 22:30
#105
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Hungary Rollie 
Dev1ce was an amazing rifler before he became the main awper
2018-01-11 22:38
#326
xms | 
France Daniska 
y im agree rollie!
2018-01-13 21:05
0/8
2018-01-12 03:27
#91
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Denmark fm100 
No where near lol
2018-01-11 22:33
Dupreeh is quiet good with the AWP he is just not consistently good with it. But that's something he could work on or maybe already did
2018-01-11 22:43
I'm only basing off 1 event, but given the quality of teams at that event it's fair to look at it, he was a lot better than device.
2018-01-11 23:59
Well yes he was really good, device is too really good. But being a full-time awper challenge you more than just one event, he need to find a consistancy otherwise we can never say if he is better than device with awp since device was damn good and had a decent consistancy. I do think dupreeh will be an amazing force with the awo and with a secondary awper like device there will be some insanely fun games to watch!
2018-01-12 13:25
#231
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India bozzmob 
+1
2018-01-12 04:27
#299
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Sweden RRosenberg 
Think like this duprehh had to take the AWP from no where when device got sick and he’s been playing so good when you keep in mind that he has basically never AWPed before.
2018-01-12 14:47
#273
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Denmark gangstated 
Astralis gonna win the major just called it at 10:21 am 12-01-2018
2018-01-12 10:21
ez for røde pølser
2018-01-13 00:39
"I AM NOT SURE WHEN [THE INTERVIEW]'S PUBLISHED, BUT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET UNTIL THE MAJOR." ^ Quote of the month right there boys
2018-01-11 22:33
#99
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
now it's not a secret
2018-01-11 22:36
t-that's the joke
2018-01-11 22:37
#252
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Poland ToxoFox 
Inb4 Device actually awps but they play dupreeh on awp in swiss but then they just use devve against sk and fuck them in the playoffs to lose to Faze. Calling it
2018-01-12 07:06
classic 0/8 for other teams...
2018-01-12 03:27
#298
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United States Tic0 
Dupreeh has been playing very well with the awp lately, I’m excited to see what he can do as the main AWPer while dev1ce is here!
2018-01-12 14:46
Fak Thats cool news tho hoping to see vintage devve on the ak
2018-01-11 22:16
#29
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Ukraine c63 
Dupreeh is a really good AWPer tbh
2018-01-11 22:18
yeah he was really impressive with devve out, especially at BLAST
2018-01-11 22:23
#102
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Brazil lopanBR 
+1
2018-01-11 22:37
#3
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
Wow nice
2018-01-11 22:16
#4
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Serbia LukaTheSerbian 
ok
2018-01-11 22:16
Nice
2018-01-11 22:16
Noice
2018-01-11 22:16
niiiice
2018-01-11 22:16
waoo,really cool to see this new Astralisnwill be awesome imo
2018-01-11 22:16
#10
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Turkey DebbSoray 
It's a joke right?
2018-01-11 22:16
#83
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
No, device was a sick rifler back in 2015 and for some time on 2016, will be pretty cool to watch him go back to that role!
2018-01-11 22:31
#132
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Device is a sick rifler but Dupreeh is not a sick awper. That's the problem.
2018-01-11 22:52
#142
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Estonia mr_abdul 
U havent seen him awp full time and when he was part time awping he had some great highlights.
2018-01-11 23:05
#143
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
He's pretty good with it. And Astralis could always go for double awps or even have device awping ct side when dupreeh isnt hitting his shots.
2018-01-11 23:06
The great part is we get to see Device rifle man he used to be insane but hes been stuck with awp Device mvp mayor incoming ez
2018-01-12 07:59
#170
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Denmark oskarsports 
He had in one tournament more aces, clutches and highlights then the most main awper Jdm
2018-01-11 23:56
#209
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World ZMDR 
he had more highlights in one tournament than device had in one year
2018-01-12 01:29
+1 [Unfortunately] Device ripped Fallen apart on FallenPass (Overpass for the uncultured lol)
2018-01-12 03:29
#233
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India bozzmob 
+1 Device is better than Dupreeh when it comes to AWP. If Dupreeh improves, it'll be good for them. Else it'll be great to see Device AWPing.
2018-01-12 04:29
#300
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Sweden RRosenberg 
Didn’t you see him at blast he was a fucking monster :D
2018-01-12 14:49
Might be a joke but I would love this to be true. I hope they will try double AWP as well but dev1ce has always been a hybrid to me, not necessarily a full-time AWPer. And we've seen that he's still consistently a beast with rifles. Also, this would result in much less pressure for him. In the case of dupreeh, he's definitely really promising with the AWP. He has wanted to do this for years. Also, this means that no team can prepare for Astralis at the major.
2018-01-12 13:07
Might be a joke but I would love this to be true. I hope they will try double AWP as well but dev1ce has always been a hybrid to me, not necessarily a full-time AWPer. And we've seen that he's still consistently a beast with rifles. Also, this would result in much less pressure for him. In the case of dupreeh, he's definitely really promising with the AWP. He has wanted to do this for years. Also, this means that no team can prepare for Astralis at the major.
2018-01-12 13:07
#302
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Sweden RRosenberg 
That’s true tbh
2018-01-12 14:53
#11
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Macau Bent0 
devve > dupreeh
2018-01-11 22:17
Lol...
2018-01-11 22:29
#165
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Estonia teremartin 
u think lol
2018-01-11 23:45
Idiots
2018-01-11 22:17
#14
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United States Shadow272 
Lmao
2018-01-11 22:17
#15
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Russia d1vu 
Wtf
2018-01-11 22:17
Device in his prime in 3, 2, 1...
2018-01-11 22:17
#54
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Malta hurgurhut 
+1
2018-01-11 22:24
What is the point of announcing this
2018-01-11 22:17
#40
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Canada SummerClassic 
Because people want to know?
2018-01-11 22:20
#66
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Turkey SLendeRuLeZ 
You must be new around.
2018-01-11 22:27
I'd like to announce that I will be replying to your comment
2018-01-11 23:57
+1
2018-01-12 00:26
Jesus dude...Don't just +1 How can we tell if you are +1'ing my announcement of my announcement, announcing your own announcement, announcing your own announcement of an announcement or your cock slipped out of your hand while fapping and decided to make a comment on HLTV?
2018-01-12 00:41
#203
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United States SladesterG 
Wow I wish I would be in this secnario once in my life
2018-01-12 01:00
#210
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Australia t0rrent 
This would be cool if it actually made any sense at all
2018-01-12 01:33
#303
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Sweden RRosenberg 
Best name :D
2018-01-12 14:54
Many thanks my friend. Out of respect for you I won't run our custom virgin scan on you...but I do have some bad news...you have a bad case of ass cancer from reading HLTV forums too much. I have donated £5 to the ass cancer society in honour of you.
2018-01-12 17:14
#320
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Sweden RRosenberg 
Haha :D Have a good day sir
2018-01-13 09:02
u2 mate
2018-01-13 16:13
Baiting other teams... Classic Strategy (Disinformation)
2018-01-12 03:30
#234
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India bozzmob 
Lol :D i aren't think that.
2018-01-12 04:30
#19
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Slovakia Denysis 
Will be really interesting :D
2018-01-11 22:18
wtf
2018-01-11 22:18
#21
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World halamadridsk 
This is gonna be lit!
2018-01-11 22:18
#22
Latvia kjyy 
ok then
2018-01-11 22:18
#24
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Spain JasonRacism 
RIP ASTRALIS
2018-01-11 22:18
#34
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Brazil vini_champss 
RIP NAVI, NO?
2018-01-11 22:19
#37
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Spain JasonRacism 
Na'Vi will be good soon when Electronic settles
2018-01-11 22:19
Nah, NaVi is dead
2018-01-11 22:41
#116
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Spain JasonRacism 
More alive than Sprout
2018-01-11 22:41
Lol, Sprout only played 16 Maps until now. Of course they are not alive atm. It's a complete new lineup... But Navi? Navi is just dead
2018-01-11 22:43
#125
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Spain JasonRacism 
Sprout will go 1-3, Na'Vi will qualify
2018-01-11 22:46
Both wont qualify
2018-01-11 23:56
#169
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Spain JasonRacism 
Na'Vi will
2018-01-11 23:56
aghh dude sprout is such a fucking cringe team tbh
2018-01-12 04:53
not like dupreeh was doing good on the awp and device is one of the best riflers of all time, noooo
2018-01-11 22:26
#68
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
+1, I've been praying for him to go back on the rifle since cajunb left them
2018-01-11 22:28
#172
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Denmark oskarsports 
Agree, He had in one tournament more aces, clutches and highlights then the most main awper :d
2018-01-11 23:58
#251
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Canada Herodionus 
Ive never actually seen him primary rifle, as I started after he became awper, cant wait to see him in a lurk/rifle position
2018-01-12 06:27
Flickshot machen'
2018-01-11 22:18
OH SHIT DEV1CE TO THE MAIKELELE TEAM CONFIRMED?????
2018-01-11 22:18
This has to be a joke xddd
2018-01-11 22:18
Dafaq
2018-01-11 22:18
Yes Astr will lose to VP at group stage XD
2018-01-11 22:29
You can dream about this. VP is pure shit
2018-01-12 00:24
?? Watch them reach semis
2018-01-12 00:29
VP beating Astralis
2018-01-12 00:31
Las Vegas?? U ok??
2018-01-12 10:02
LUL one event. And at Clash of cash they got destroyed by Astralis again.
2018-01-12 10:46
Look at Astr at EL 2017 Map 3 De_Train I thought dev is cheating but dup is Sniper like "Yeah yeah I'm Cocky Motherfucker with AWP"
2018-01-12 15:12
Cry is free poorlack
2018-01-12 15:14
Nt No namer PS : Fapreeh is not as cocky as Motherfucker (k0nfig) is
2018-01-12 15:17
And? Banter is fun
2018-01-12 15:42
Yea.... Anyways Do you think Lucas "steel" Lopes is underrated?
2018-01-12 16:10
He is a decent player. No star player but we gonna see how he will perform soon after major.
2018-01-12 19:06
And what do you think about Sprout's innocent ? It's Kinda weird guy. And plz be honest. I know that Poorland is Swamp and Poorlacks are Racists except me
2018-01-12 22:41
I like him. In polish teams he wasn't very good but in Penta/Sprout he became pretty useful, good player.
2018-01-13 08:43
Yea he also lost to Virtus.Pro 16:0 at Mirage when G2 was Polish squad CPH Games 2015 did you know? And another Polish player (Ok he's German) tabseN that guy was really tough at Major . And it's my last question
2018-01-13 10:52
I knew it but it was long time ago. Tabsen is skilled, amazing player with top 20 potential but he needs better team.
2018-01-13 14:23
Thx. That's all . Ur nice Guy tho
2018-01-13 15:20
Ty M8. U2
2018-01-13 15:22
first. astralis top 1 now
2018-01-11 22:18
Huh
2018-01-11 22:18
#32
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North America GlacieR_ 
Device counter-awp only ig
2018-01-11 22:19
#33
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Switzerland Mefist0 
Hmmmm interesting but i don't think it will be viable.
2018-01-11 22:19
#35
felps | 
Brazil Dim3 
LuL Astralis top 19 hltv confirmed
2018-01-11 22:19
#36
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
wtf leaks
2018-01-11 22:19
#38
JW | 
Hungary BPricegod 
Devveking is back
2018-01-11 22:19
#39
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United States jaeger_steam 
Lul, good job keeping that a secret guys... Would be next level bait by dupreeh though if fake
2018-01-11 22:19
#70
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
by this time they probably pracced against every team in the major which means they know it.
2018-01-11 22:29
#82
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United States jaeger_steam 
"But it is supposed to be a secret until the major" Whether other teams know already I don't know, I'm just going off what dupreeh said
2018-01-11 22:31
#84
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
Well Dupreeh has no clue what a secret is, if they're showing that stuff in praccs, as he said aswell
2018-01-11 22:32
#227
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China Yao_Ming 
no one practices against major teams xDDDDDDD
2018-01-12 03:37
#258
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Poland ToxoFox 
Sprout was praccing with Faze so its confirmed
2018-01-12 07:41
#41
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Hungary R4MMy 
Great decision
2018-01-11 22:20
lol astralis getting HLTV news for every single little announcement??? :D
2018-01-11 22:20
#235
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India bozzmob 
It's the other way around.
2018-01-12 04:31
WOW. so good choise. GL dup! Now kick dev1ce and get k0nfig or Magisk
2018-01-11 22:22
#239
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United States SladesterG 
No probs kick kjaeebye for konfig and if device get back to his vintage Rifler self then that's a scary team
2018-01-12 04:46
#247
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Poland anton1oo 
Kjaerbye > k0nfig device > k0nfig Xyp9x > k0nfig dupreeh > k0nfig gla1ve > k0nfig
2018-01-12 05:42
#44
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
uhh why I mean sure try it out but it's weird
2018-01-11 22:20
He used to be a top rifler you know, he should be comfortable with it and drupreeh is looking lit af
2018-01-11 22:40
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."
2018-01-11 22:21
this is an hltv news ? omfg.
2018-01-11 22:22
#47
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World Zayts3v 
Where are the guys on hltv that said: "Device #1 awper " ?
2018-01-11 22:22
Who said that?
2018-01-12 00:06
kick lowbye and get jugi as main awp = problem solved
2018-01-11 22:22
#49
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Hungary Corc 
Wtf?
2018-01-11 22:22
LUL on the other hand device is 10000x better with rifle...
2018-01-11 22:24
xD
2018-01-11 22:40
#56
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Sweden mixmixmartin 
LUL
2018-01-11 22:25
#58
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Wtf is the point of revealing this just before the major? Is he sabotaging his team? They should say that device is going to 100% AWP at the major and that would cause all the teams to prepare for device and not for dupreeh. What an idiotic move.
2018-01-11 22:26
#72
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Spain G3CK0 
Its all a bait
2018-01-11 22:29
#85
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France tomanques 
Next level tactics making teams study Dupreeh only for it to be Device main AWP at the major. Could be an interesting move definitely want to find out when major starts.
2018-01-11 22:32
r u braindead ? They pracc vs all teams, they already know it...
2018-01-11 22:53
Dupreeeh is actually decent at awping and you saw it at blast. The guy is good with it.
2018-01-11 22:26
and device with rifle 10/10
2018-01-11 22:40
#61
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Denmark fm100 
Please + Dennis then PLS
2018-01-11 22:27
#62
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Next news: pasha will go to gym tomorrow
2018-01-11 22:27
#63
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Czech Republic Prdola15 
+1
2018-01-11 22:27
ez major
2018-01-11 22:27
Wtf
2018-01-11 22:27
#73
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Spain G3CK0 
Next level bait, guys
2018-01-11 22:29
#74
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Netherlands Sjaak324 
lol ez for Dupreeeh
2018-01-11 22:29
OMG BEST CHANGE. Astralis will 100% win the major now! Dev1ce is a much better rifler IMO and Dupreeh was insane on the awp last time we saw him.!!! I think dev1ce isn't that great with the awp, its just that hes put into really good position to get easy kills, but he still misses some easy shots a lot. With Duoreeh's star awping ability, and dev1ces already great rifling and now he will be 100% rifling, AStralis will get rid of all their inconsistencies.
2018-01-11 22:30
this will be really interesting +1
2018-01-11 22:41
I dont think Astralis gonna win but im agree with other things.Yes device is solid awper but he wasnt a player like fallen kennys guardian etc. and dupreeh looking he is much more aggressive and flashy then device AND device was godlike with riffle. In the end im very curious to see Astralis (if they re not trolling us ofc)
2018-01-11 23:22
#79
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Finally they removed bot Device from AWP lol. GLHF Dupreeh. Now -Device since he will suck at rifle and +Dennis Device can go to North instead of CajunB Yes, i are think so.
2018-01-11 22:30
#89
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
Device is one of the best rifler in the history of csgo.
2018-01-11 22:32
#93
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
-1/8 m8.
2018-01-11 22:33
#97
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Denmark Gugus_Patacus 
I'm not even baiting brother. Device was much better on the rifle when cajunb was still in the team. Prime device is back dude. Just wait and see.
2018-01-11 22:35
this +1
2018-01-11 22:41
#90
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
bot device who rekted fallen on major lul
2018-01-11 22:33
#240
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Europe Vallon 
Rekted that swedistanian.
2018-01-12 04:53
#81
trace | 
Denmark esAq 
Interesting. I think it will turn out nicely.
2018-01-11 22:31
#86
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Denmark boye 
Very cool, lets get another Major win boys!
2018-01-11 22:32
ty
2018-01-11 22:32
#88
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Nice news lul
2018-01-11 22:32
#94
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United States SladesterG 
GODPreeh > BOTvice on awp confirmed
2018-01-11 22:33
#95
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United States PsychoLogical 
Hmmm interesting, been a while since device has mained rifling, although he could consider switching to secondary AWPer whenever necessary
2018-01-11 22:34
Nice one Astralis, now -dev1ce +dennis
2018-01-11 22:34
"I am not sure when this will be published, but it is supposed to be a secret until the Major." rip secret xDDDd
2018-01-11 22:35
Until the major Major starts in 18 hours rip brain xDDDd
2018-01-11 22:45
no, it doesn't, it's the major main qualifier, astralis will play first game 19-20th it's okay, at least you tried to be smart :)
2018-01-11 22:47
#213
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
its a double fake, danish mind tricks
2018-01-12 02:00
great move
2018-01-11 22:37
Interesting!
2018-01-11 22:38
#106
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Denmark Pooplover888 
I mean IT could be interesting to see them switch Up the roles from match to match depending in the opponent. You could have more strutcered strats around device and Maybe some more loose strats. But defiently like the idea og device on the rifle agian.
2018-01-11 22:39
wow gl
2018-01-11 22:39
>supposed to be a secret until major >hltv leaks it gg
2018-01-11 22:40
The major is starting in a day wtf are you talking about
2018-01-11 22:46
the qualifier you mean?
2018-01-11 23:48
"Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's answer to 1tap, a Danish podcast, on the subject:" >Peter "duphreeh" Rasmussen leaks it
2018-01-12 00:55
enough reason to kick him
2018-01-12 01:25
#236
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India bozzmob 
Lol. Good one.
2018-01-12 04:34
#237
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India bozzmob 
Honorary Leaking TV
2018-01-12 04:35
nice secret
2018-01-11 22:40
YESS finally, hes much better than device, and device plays way better with rifles than with awp! We did it boisss, Astralis is much stronger now
2018-01-11 22:42
lol no
2018-01-11 22:43
why is this news? danish website disgusting corruption
2018-01-11 22:45
news in 2021: "device and his girlfriend emilia hult marriage: best photos from wedding"
2018-01-12 00:50
#128
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Italy marxie 
Astralis top 1 inc
2018-01-11 22:48
#129
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
curious how this will work out
2018-01-11 22:49
So device will rape everyone with awp on major, nice
2018-01-11 22:50
#131
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Spain akproxx 
lol
2018-01-11 22:52
dupreeh top 1 2018 inc
2018-01-11 22:53
-device +k0nfig
2018-01-11 22:55
Good move.
2018-01-11 22:58
#137
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Poland @skaddycsgo 
Move Taz to awp and vp wins the major
2018-01-11 23:02
#138
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Portugal dracø 
This might work, device's rifle is much better than his awp. On the other hand, it might backfire since dupreeh's role change will require a big change in the team's dynamic
2018-01-11 23:03
Strategical bait... or not.
2018-01-11 23:04
Very nice secret. You can trust me Dupreeh, I won't tell any1.
2018-01-11 23:05
Thank God, FalleN won't be owned by an awper at Overpass in Majors anymore!
2018-01-11 23:12
XD
2018-01-12 00:11
#145
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Sweden Div-\ 
Is dupreeh trolling us all?
2018-01-11 23:14
such news much important
2018-01-11 23:14
thats a good move its not about Dupreeh being better awper than devve is about devve being one of the best rifler and clutcher of the game
2018-01-11 23:17
I really hope this is real.I hate device for using awp he was such a monster with riffle.dupreeh also pretty good riffle too but like i said i wanna see device with riffle
2018-01-11 23:17
#149
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Brazil hugoooo 
Damn... now I'm afraid for SK. Because dupreeh played waaaaay better with the awp when device was out. Now I really think the big battle of the year will be SK vs Astralis, not SK vs FaZe.
2018-01-11 23:18
But fallen said his hardest oponents are device and kennys with awp.
2018-01-11 23:37
What a 200 IQ play. Teams will study Dupreehs last few events with awp. working on his angles and positioning, then he will go back to lurk and dev1ce will awp anyways for the major. Genius.
2018-01-11 23:20
#151
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
astralis will get f'cked by dupreehs cockiness
2018-01-11 23:21
#153
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Finally! Now eco and exit fragger BOT device will play only with p90 because it is good weapon for lowskilled noobs like him.
2018-01-11 23:25
you never get bored?
2018-01-11 23:39
#229
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United States LuLzZz 
+1 device's biggest hater on hltv lol
2018-01-12 04:09
#154
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Well this team will be kind of bad moving forward then.
2018-01-11 23:33
byali please new AWPer of VP
2018-01-11 23:35
i dont buy it and neither should rival teams
2018-01-11 23:35
#162
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United States (Fr0st) 
Device now is the main Negev
2018-01-11 23:41
nice, now they can kick dev1ce for a better player
2018-01-11 23:44
So what's happened to device? What was the illness?
2018-01-11 23:44
#167
NiKo | 
Russia LHOC 
ez for dupreeeh
2018-01-11 23:52
Wtf? Interesting change
2018-01-11 23:58
#174
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Dupreeh is one of the best rifle-players on the planet. A very controversial move indeed as we know how good Device can be with the AWP, but he has shown he can AWP very well - we shall see what this move does for Astralis. Frankly I don't like it, but change is always necessary to succeed in some cases.
2018-01-11 23:59
#175
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United States ferdog 
hltv leaking strats lol
2018-01-11 23:59
#177
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Brazil wAc 
100% fake news
2018-01-12 00:01
Either it's bait, or I don't think it's gonna last long. We'll see...
2018-01-12 00:07
-device +konfig
2018-01-12 00:13
Do you guys remember Device was rated 3rd best player of 2015 by HLTV when he was a rifler
2018-01-12 00:16
#185
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Brazil Collee 
I don't think dupreeh would make the top 20 using the AWP tho. I mean they'll lose such a good entry fragger, and device is a great AWPer, he has potential to be the best in the world. Doesn't make too much sense to me, let's wait for the major
2018-01-12 00:19
They've lost it long time ago when he changed to lurker so they could fit Kjaerbye as Entry.
2018-01-12 00:52
#184
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Brazil Collee 
Weird, device is so consistent with the AWP. He'll be the 2nd best AWP of the year in fact. He's probably baiting and device will AWP the whole major lul
2018-01-12 00:17
#186
Ex6TenZ | 
Portugal lvr1 
"[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." > It is kind of a secret > States it in an interview WTF
2018-01-12 00:20
lmao
2018-01-12 00:26
#191
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Switzerland sovereiign 
This could be a needed change for them. They have been having issues under their old system and perhaps they ran out of ideas and needed something new to freshen things up and motivate everyone. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a really invigorated and dangerous Astralis at the major. But, it could also fail miserably! I look forward to this major!
2018-01-12 00:26
+1
2018-01-12 00:53
#194
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France Deadfish 
yeah, now we all know their secret.
2018-01-12 00:41
-device +jugi!
2018-01-12 00:47
dupreh sucks omg rip major
2018-01-12 00:49
wth, are these astralis gossipy tidbits part of an ad campaign? all their players have to do to have an hltv news article written about them is pass a bit too much gas thru their bowels
2018-01-12 00:51
#204
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
ez pez big mistake
2018-01-12 01:08
why??? device is god w/ awp, dupreeh is decent
2018-01-12 01:08
device definitely isn't a god with the awp, he's a much better rifler
2018-01-12 01:18
device is average at best with awp....
2018-01-12 02:02
Yeah but the style device awps in is not what dupreeh is going to be doing. I think that will hurt the team
2018-01-12 13:59
very interesting
2018-01-12 01:17
#211
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Australia EzKK 
This is a joke right? dev1ce is one of the best AWPer in the world, just because dupreeh had some good AWP plays during dev1ce's injuring, doesn't mean he has to change to be the main AWP for Astralis...
2018-01-12 01:37
#212
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United States BLaCkKobRa 
I don't think Dupreeh is good enough with the Awp to compete the top awpers like guardian, kennys, fallen.. I mean Dupreeh is a very important part of astralis rifle ability, this is gonna go wrong for sure
2018-01-12 01:44
#264
crush | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Evereyone has to start somewhere and what i have seen him do with the awp so far is good. No he's not like Fallen etc but give it time. it reminds me of pimp taking the awp roll in Team Dignitas (2015 i think that was)
2018-01-12 08:26
#271
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Romania SteFaN11 
dev1ce is also good with rifle
2018-01-12 09:58
LUL NO MORE BORING ASSTRALIS STRATS
2018-01-12 02:55
Maybe device will learn now how to get kills without baiting and exit fraggs
2018-01-12 02:56
#219
lover | 
Other Gala0 
0 - 3
2018-01-12 03:18
NOOOOOOOOO. Please don't do it dupreeh! I don't wanna see what happened at Blast against SK happening again! That was some sick/lucky shots I've ever seen.
2018-01-12 03:18
#228
BnTeT | 
China NA_LUL 
"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." Proceeds to announce it in a radio show Danish IQ LUL
2018-01-12 03:57
lul i said this would happen and hltv kids said i was retarded :)
2018-01-12 04:18
#232
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Ez major
2018-01-12 04:28
#238
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India bozzmob 
Honorary Leaking TV
2018-01-12 04:35
LOL
2018-01-12 04:57
Dupreeh is the smarter player/awper, maybe they are trying to make him like FalleN.
2018-01-12 04:57
Right decision
2018-01-12 05:21
wow such news nothing more to post or what?
2018-01-12 05:21
".. but it is supposed to be a secret until the Major." yeah right
2018-01-12 05:29
so why post it now wtf
2018-01-12 06:03
To me part of the reasons why Astralis are strong is cuz the fact that Dev1ce does not require an awp in every single round as he can easily play a rifle to reach his full power as well. This gives Astralis so much flexibility in terms of team money. Now it's just gone.
2018-01-12 06:10
#250
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United States lLub 
LMAO DUPREEH THINKS HES GOOD
2018-01-12 06:25
Astralis top 1 confirmed hltv
2018-01-12 07:09
#254
dennis | 
Slovakia Jarci 
I actually rly liked his playstyle when he was lurking back in the days
2018-01-12 07:14
#257
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Germany t_mmey 
Could win them the major. Could just as well bomb them out in groups. Y U DO DIS to my nerves
2018-01-12 07:34
They are probaly adapt new meta like sk gaming..dont get me wrong we know fallen r awper but u can see many game the suprise factor like sk was losing all game on inferno so sometimes cold go awp while fallen on rifle..thats not double awp...enemy think 1 awp in game its for fallen but sometimes sk suprise enemy with those suprise changes...aust just realize they cant one guy 100% awp...sometimes u can change awp player to make fuss on enemy and take advatage of it...the big problem how many players can easly play like 100% awp and rifle....i could say fallen can b like 100awp and 80 rifle....normaly awp was like 100 and 40rifle...the only one i know who can handle well rifles while b awper was guardian...and betewn guardian and fallen on rifle fallen was better...duprehh probaly will try to b the new suprise factor...like cold ..cold was like 100rifle and 95 awp for my personal opnion
2018-01-12 07:46
#263
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Malaysia byaIi 
intresting decision
2018-01-12 08:15
#265
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China TyWho 
xD just keep him as secondary awper, too flashy. device most consistent
2018-01-12 09:07
Sounds like a dumb decision considering device is one of the best awpers in the world and such a stable part of their team aswell as having specific maps like overpass and train where his awping is a huge factor in their victories. Dupreeh being the secondary awper would make sense but this decision seems a bit weird.
2018-01-12 09:11
Im not sure this is the right call. Device was amazing most of 2017.
2018-01-12 09:35
#269
s1mple | 
Europe RRRo 
AWPeter
2018-01-12 09:48
#276
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Austria Meowsterrrr 
honestly I don't think astralis can win the major without a strong showing from device on the awp and It now seems even less likely that that will happen
2018-01-12 11:02
now the question is, will they kick him like they did the previous AWPers?
2018-01-12 11:08
Very dissapointed from you guys on HLTV. Did you guys really needed that news out? Respect the players, he said he wanted it to be a secret ... i'll only go on liquipedia from now on
2018-01-12 11:11
#280
rain | 
Norway SystRay 
Can understand why. His two epic clutch rounds vs SK at Blast Pro Series shows what he can do and it was one of the most awesome moments of 2017, I'd say. And if dev1ce doesn't want to do it...
2018-01-12 11:32
That's for the best. device may be a great AWPer, but he's even better as a rifler, his TSM days confirms that. Astralis finally have a reason not to kick dupreeh, he was insane against SK, best clutch I've seen in 2017 hands down
2018-01-12 11:53
#295
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
If anyone should have been kicked based on 2017, its kjærbye. :) But i agree with the rest! :D
2018-01-12 13:49
You said it man...
2018-01-12 15:44
#283
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Portugal prt$ 
Ok this gonna be interesting
2018-01-12 12:29
tsm 2015
2018-01-12 12:46
I'm not sure if this is the correct move for them. dev1ce is a monster, obviously take time to be in form, but everyone knows what he is capable to do
2018-01-12 13:10
#294
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
This will be very interessting. If it works out ideally, kjærbye will be inspired to get a new position, device has allways been crazy with rifles, and dupreeh allready showed potential. This could be amazing.
2018-01-12 13:48
what
2018-01-12 15:19
#308
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Poland veryloserguy 
2018-01-12 15:41
#312
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Russia v1p3rrr 
" I am not sure when this will be published, but it is supposed to be a secret until the Major" rofl hltv
2018-01-12 16:20
#314
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Germany namsayin 
welcome to another major choke
2018-01-12 16:42
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