device back to the AWP role for Astralis
Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's period as Astralis' main AWPer ended up being a short one as the sniper will be handed back to Nicolai "device" Reedtz, the team revealed.
The switch comes as a direct result of a disappointing ELEAGUE Major Boston showing, which Astralis ended with a 1-3 record, only defeating their Danish rivals North. In the three other matches, which Astralis lost to MOUZ, fnatic and Cloud9, the Danes won a total of only 16 rounds.
The Danish television channel TV2 ZULU secured the rights to broadcast the playoffs of the Major in Denmark, and in connection with the show, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen revealed that Astralis will go back to their old roles:
"The biggest change [we will introduce] is the change in roles we spoke about. Moving forward, we will go back to me playing with the rifle and device playing with the AWP."
Even though the AWP was somewhat shared between Nicolai "device" Reedtz and dupreeh at the Major, the latter secured 30 kills with it, 19 of them being versus North, while device got just 16 kills with the sniper.
With preparations for the busy schedule already underway, the big green gun will be in device's hands once again. The team's first upcoming LAN event is StarSeries i-League Season 4, but the role swap will be seen in action before that, in the online season of ESL Pro League that kicks-off after the Major.