Fragsters seek DreamHack Atlanta stand-in as Bubski is ruled out

MIRAA
November 15th, 2018 14:33

Fragsters are on the lookout for a last-minute stand-in for DreamHack Atlanta as Lucas "Bubski" Andersen will not be able to attend the event, it has been revealed.

According to a Twitter post from Ismail "refrezh" Ali, Bubski is ruled out due to "serious medical issues", leaving the Danish team with just four eligible players with little over 24 hours to go before they play their first match in Atlanta.

refrezh guaranteed that the stand-in's nationality "is irrelevant", provided that they are "skilled enough", and urged all interested players to message him on Twitter.

Bubski will not attend DreamHack Atlanta with the team

The news comes a serious blow for Fragsters, who were hoping to leave their mark on the tournament as they seek a new organisation to represent in 2019.

Following the news being released, Bubski put out a TwitLonger about the situation, stating that the stressful life of being a professional player "introduced many medical and psychological problems" into his life, with things escalating as he had a "really bad panic attack" ahead of traveling to DreamHack Open Atlanta.

You can find a part of his statement below:

"And yesterday/today I couldn’t do this any longer. I had a really bad panic attack today with drowsiness, fatigue, I had difficulty breathing and almost passed out. And that was really the final nail in the coffin, to put my CS career on pause. I need to look at my own health before going further, I don’t know if I’m gonna retire or come back to CS when I’m in a more healthy state. I still have a drive for the game, so coming back to professional CS is not unlikely when I fix my personal and medical issues. But as things are right now, I'm probably not gonna play serious CS for a while. I will still play CS for fun though (FPL, mixes, etc.) " - Bubski

Fragsters have been drawn in DreamHack Atlanta's Group B, along with Ghost, Vitality and Rogue, with their first match at the tournament pitting them against Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's troops.

The Danish team are currently travelling to Atlanta with:

Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund
Denmark Jacob "dragonfly" Lund
Denmark Nicolai "torben" Amorim
Denmark Ismail "refrezh" Ali

Denmark Thomas "Lifedance" Lund (coach)

Denmark Jacob 'dragonfly' Lund
Jacob 'dragonfly' Lund
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
415
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.09
Denmark Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
417
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Thomas 'Lifedance' Lund
Thomas 'Lifedance' Lund
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.57
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.85
APR:
0.11
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1407
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lucas 'Bubski' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubski' Andersen
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
359
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#2
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Germany zeolikk 
GL
2018-11-15 14:33
#60
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Im down to play with them bro
2018-11-15 15:26
#64
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Where do I put my signature?
2018-11-15 15:28
#95
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Germany zeolikk 
Here :____________________________________
2018-11-15 17:32
Feel better soon Bubski!!!
2018-11-15 18:07
All the best to Bubski. Hopefully he'll be back in the game before long
2018-11-15 21:07
#115
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Germany zeolikk 
stop using me, no one cares about your opinion just write it in your own comment
2018-11-15 21:18
I hope Bubski recovers soon. Love to see him back in the game in a jiffy. Wp gg.
2018-11-15 21:39
#3
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Estonia h1mqa 
trihard
2018-11-15 14:34
#20
kekO | 
Germany Dedkek 
Reported
2018-11-15 14:38
#48
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Europe cArn5 
Deported
2018-11-15 15:09
#113
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Estonia h1mqa 
aborted
2018-11-15 20:58
Sad for the guy
2018-11-15 16:52
#4
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Spain elskio 
ok
2018-11-15 14:33
Then very easy for Vitality
2018-11-15 14:34
Haha
2018-11-15 14:38
Vitality cant win even if they're the only team to attend.. they'll lose even against themselves 😒 nt 🤤
2018-11-15 15:10
Zywoo 1.4 Rating
2018-11-15 15:18
Happy 0.8 rating
2018-11-16 01:13
Truth
2018-11-15 17:50
Bring sjuush :)
2018-11-15 14:34
#18
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Canada |Frog 
Are they not already in NA? The tournament starts tomorrow...
2018-11-15 14:37
#22
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Finland msucsgo 
They just entered plane. Source: refrezh twitter
2018-11-15 14:38
MSL can go then!
2018-11-15 14:43
#37
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France StickyRice 
? Rogue is playing the event so MSL is already playing for Rogue ? Thanks.
2018-11-15 14:48
Oh... didnt know. Didnt check the participants.
2018-11-15 15:55
#85
kr4sylya | 
Sweden ZAE^ 
Noob (pls no ban) <3
2018-11-15 16:31
#138
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Greece deST) 
Gl making your new account because this one already got a 10year ban
2018-11-16 04:32
#139
kr4sylya | 
Sweden ZAE^ 
xD
2018-11-16 04:34
#44
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Canada |Frog 
They're playing against MSL and Rogue for their first match saddly... They're in a bit of a pickle... They could offer to fly a player from Denmark who is willing to go and isn't busy. Otherwise, they'll probably have to get an NA stand-in (which'll cause huge communication issues).
2018-11-15 14:59
Haha :D Will be difficult then. Didnt check the participants. Hence my mistake. Sorry.
2018-11-15 15:56
#87
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Canada |Frog 
All good, I just hope that they can find someone in time... Would really suck if they can't showcase what they're really made of due to this unfortunate situation... Hopefully it won't affect their search for a new organization.
2018-11-15 16:35
Imo they could have won this event. Its too bad.
2018-11-15 16:52
+1 had them winning against Rouge.
2018-11-15 18:03
#38
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Ukraine kek1 
Why not radifaction?
2018-11-15 14:48
+1 if rad was free would be good pick
2018-11-15 15:13
#65
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Ukraine kek1 
he is actually imo leftout doesnt have 2 players so he can be stand-in
2018-11-15 15:35
#7
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
me
2018-11-15 14:34
#8
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Finland lasarus 
Another coach playing?
2018-11-15 14:34
#9
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Spain KileaN 
Get me im mixwell's cousin
2018-11-15 14:34
I can play as stand-in
2018-11-15 14:34
I DM'ed him, see ya in Atlanta guys :)
2018-11-15 14:34
0/8 name doesnt checks out , not an art but shiet quality bait
2018-11-15 15:11
0/8 name doesnt checks out , not a nice guy
2018-11-15 15:26
#13
Dosia | 
United Kingdom SickaBoy 
xd
2018-11-15 14:35
im actually faceit lvl 10 with 4.5k elo and lots of team experience. also im a humanoid pleasure robot developed by elon mask
2018-11-15 14:35
Im sure theyd rather take the flamethrowwr developed by Elon, nt though
2018-11-15 14:52
the falmethrower is my only real friend, it has an AI integrated called samson. also it is part pleasure robot and we like to joke around that we are the new type of male prostitutes
2018-11-15 15:08
#88
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Namibia banned_so 
Noice
2018-11-15 16:44
#15
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Denmark monroEski 
blameF?
2018-11-15 14:36
#55
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Czech Republic nenz 
+1
2018-11-15 15:16
+1
2018-11-15 16:04
#117
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
Hope so
2018-11-15 21:22
Nothing, sean common.
2018-11-15 14:36
BlameF run faster to NA
2018-11-15 14:37
#21
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez 4 fejtz professional standin
2018-11-15 14:38
#28
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United States fatburger 
not on lan men
2018-11-15 14:43
#42
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
Last time i saw him on lan, he was top fraggin for hellraisers
2018-11-15 14:53
#51
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United States fatburger 
yeah wtf men. He will be at pgl though
2018-11-15 15:12
#120
s1mple | 
Portugal Dr_10 
XDDDDD
2018-11-15 22:17
#24
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Poland Spanksss 
id love to see pimp play with them
2018-11-15 14:40
+1
2018-11-15 14:41
#69
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
+1
2018-11-15 15:45
#78
shox | 
Norway ozoyo333 
pimp cant even play against 1800-2200 elo players
2018-11-15 16:11
#131
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Where oh while STREAMING
2018-11-16 02:37
#25
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Russia deadforest 
Maikelele
2018-11-15 14:41
#29
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Other mikecool 
Bubski with medical issues? Hope he gets better soon!
2018-11-15 14:43
#72
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Denmark Skejzen 
He just left the team because stress :/
2018-11-15 15:56
#109
Twistzz | 
Denmark RixN 
Didn’t leave. Just taking a break until he knows which direction to go in his life.
2018-11-15 19:08
#110
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Denmark Skejzen 
Yes, it just sounded like that in the first place.
2018-11-15 19:13
#30
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Canada thelegend27 
ez 4 HUNDEN, xantares, SIXER, or bcko
2018-11-15 14:43
#31
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Canada Sotto 
MSL from Rouge would be a perfect fit.
2018-11-15 14:44
#63
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United States FlagMaster 
Rogue is at the event
2018-11-15 15:27
- boobski
2018-11-15 14:44
BLAMEF CLOSED\
2018-11-15 14:45
#34
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Europe Freeburger97 
boobski
2018-11-15 14:45
@radifaction
2018-11-15 14:47
#39
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United States ferric 
I'm gonna ask if I can stand in for them
2018-11-15 14:50
#41
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Russia hanzjosha 
TAKE ME pls
2018-11-15 14:53
#43
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Argentina Hero23 
Cromen
2018-11-15 14:58
blameF
2018-11-15 15:01
Why no Finland?
2018-11-15 15:05
They suck
2018-11-15 15:14
Pimp or nothing maybe?
2018-11-15 15:14
#57
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Hungary hardrise 
Cromen show up!!!!
2018-11-15 15:20
#58
MICHU | 
Poland bialyJ 
blameF?
2018-11-15 15:21
#59
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
Get me I'm cool
2018-11-15 15:24
#61
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United States FlagMaster 
Astralis is in NA btw
2018-11-15 15:26
#70
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
Good shout tbf, doubt Astralis will let a player stand in though
2018-11-15 15:47
#66
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Rubino?
2018-11-15 15:39
#101
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Latvia sw1pe 
>swedish, danish or NA >rubino pick one
2018-11-15 17:54
#121
s1mple | 
Portugal Dr_10 
kkkkkkkkkk
2018-11-15 22:18
#67
zehN | 
Estonia E$t0 
fejtZ Kappa
2018-11-15 15:43
#127
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Not enough time for him or it would be a great choice
2018-11-16 00:25
why the fuck dont they ask blameF????
2018-11-15 15:44
Device in NA atm, like every Astralis member TBH. Could be funny if someone of this Dans gonna smurf on T2 tournament :)
2018-11-15 15:58
#75
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
it looks like they bullied this poor kid, not very nice of them
2018-11-15 16:03
#77
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Denmark GUNzales 
Get well soon Bubski... Sounds like you're kinda stressed out.
2018-11-15 16:04
can only imagine. kid who used to just play 24/7 at home and all of a sudden ur a pro and u travel here and there, performance is expected, a lot of pressure going on.
2018-11-15 18:48
#107
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Denmark GUNzales 
Bubski has been playing many years and attended lans in Denmark. But yeah, it's gotta be stressfull to go pro, though i don't think it's that new for him. Maybe it has just lasted too long for him to handle.
2018-11-15 18:56
#79
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France Dov 
Get coach, he can't do worse than Kane right?
2018-11-15 16:15
#80
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Canada Skadiddle 
N0thing
2018-11-15 16:16
#81
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Turkey rusty james 
is pimp still in the states? he could be a good option seeing as he dont work for the event. how long is the flight? they cant decide until they land and it would be hard to get another guy from denmark/eu. if one of the astralis guys help that would also be awesome also like +1000 rep points. my money is on n0thing or seangates. or motm(he jumped at the gun)
2018-11-15 16:16
RIP
2018-11-15 16:19
Dupreeh to the rescue
2018-11-15 16:24
#84
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Finland Raffe_ 
Feel bad for fragsters, hopefully they can find a fitting teammate in time ;-;
2018-11-15 16:31
BlameF ez Dreamhack
2018-11-15 16:34
ez fejtz
2018-11-15 16:48
#92
Lithuania LuXe 
Nukkye
2018-11-15 17:05
#93
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United States tediousmcgee 
Astralis is in Dallas just fly dupreeh or xyp9x down
2018-11-15 17:23
#132
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Or devve
2018-11-16 02:40
I’m sure they make long days.. but so does anyone else. Obviously person 1 aint person 2.. but panic attacks when you play video games for a living? Sounds like there are more problems.
2018-11-15 17:24
#104
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Finland spin-o 
Of course there are more problems, most likely its just bad self esteem which possibly makes too much pressure for him to deliver
2018-11-15 18:29
Yeah, most “gamers” are typical beta people. Nothing wrong with them. But another good example to get some mental coaching into esports.
2018-11-15 18:35
#116
D0cC | 
Denmark retro95 
Do you know for a fact that he has panic attacks?
2018-11-15 21:19
Did you read his statement?
2018-11-16 10:44
#145
D0cC | 
Denmark retro95 
Yeah, sorry, didn’t see the statement before I commented.
2018-11-16 11:00
:D
2018-11-16 11:38
#118
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
Anxiety is quite common. Panic disorder is a thing as well.
2018-11-15 21:26
I’ve heard alot about anxiety in general and also from people who have it in some way. Tbh i can’t relate to it.. but like i said before, we’re all different.
2018-11-16 10:45
#143
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
I can't relate to it either, that doesn't mean that I have to question its psychological research for that sole reason?
2018-11-16 10:54
You shouldn’t nor did I say you did.
2018-11-16 10:55
#146
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
You did, however.
2018-11-16 11:15
Not really i think you misunderstood what i meant. By saying we’re all different i wasn’t talking about you. But people who suffer from it.
2018-11-16 11:39
#96
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Europe fahadinho 
cromen gogogk
2018-11-15 17:36
I'll fly to U.S asap I'm gold nova but I play like global
2018-11-15 17:40
This is just a set up for some mad embarrassment so a EU team with a standin can smurf on all the pro league NA teams there. Just my luck
2018-11-15 17:41
Sad for bubski. Hope he feels better soon and returns to CS!
2018-11-15 17:53
#108
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Please let device get another MVP
2018-11-15 18:58
#133
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Yupp
2018-11-16 02:41
get TeseS
2018-11-15 20:28
GL guys and a speedy recovery to Bubski
2018-11-15 20:58
pls get blameF and u have a good chance to win dreamhack
2018-11-15 23:17
lul, panic attack and hes leaving his team 24h before lan in USA without 5th player, what a kid O___o
2018-11-16 00:04
blaming a kid lul , must be another kid
2018-11-16 00:19
wtf that logic retard
2018-11-16 00:35
#134
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Kid
2018-11-16 02:41
stfu poshit kiddo
2018-11-16 05:31
TriHard 7
2018-11-16 00:18
#126
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Nothing to the rescue mark my words
2018-11-16 00:22
Penor
2018-11-16 01:25
I will confirm I am available.
2018-11-16 03:00
#136
STYKO | 
Poland Skrra 
radifaction/cromen/blameF?
2018-11-16 03:02
#137
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Portugal buba46 
Maybe HS
2018-11-16 04:21
lol
2018-11-16 20:13
#150
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Would be awesome if they could get blameF :)
2018-11-16 23:14
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