Astralis to split from RFRSH Entertainment

Astralis will soon fully operate independently from RFRSH Entertainment, HLTV.org has learned.

The Danish team and Origen - the iconic League of Legends brand acquired by RFRSH Entertainment in November 2018 - are already operating under a new company called 'RFRSH Teams', a temporary name that will soon be changed.

RFRSH Entertainment CEO Nikolaj Nyholm told HLTV.org that the company will focus solely "on the BLAST Pro Series and other BLAST properties", stressing that the "truly important parts of the teams' and the tournaments' organisations have already been separated".

At this point, a limited number of key people still hold positions of influence within both companies, including Mr. Nyholm himself. However, in the near future, the few people with group responsibilities will not be able to be involved in both projects.

Astralis and Origen split from RFRSH Entertainment as company switches focus to BLAST Pro Series

Negotiations have already started with a view to "acquiring the majority shareholding of Astralis and RFRSH Teams currently held by those also involved in BLAST", according to Mr. Nyholm, who guaranteed that the teams "will be fully separated" from RFRSH Entertainment "by the StarLadder Major".

The management behind RFRSH Teams is also expecting "extensive interest from outside investors" in the company, which houses not only one of the most decorated teams in the history of Counter-Strike but also a highly-successful League of Legends squad who finished in second place in the LEC 2019 Spring Playoffs.

Despite the recent criticism targeted at the potential conflict of interest between RFRSH Entertainment and Astralis, and at how BLAST Pro Series' heavy event schedule and business model have changed the landscape of competitive Counter-Strike in 2019, Mr. Nyholm insists that this move has long been in the pipeline.

"Two years ago we spoke about how, after a build-up phase of a model esports team, a tournament operator and a team should not have common ownership," he said, revealing that Astralis are now "a profitable business, unique to the esports ecosystem."

#1
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United States ascendaNt_88 
Honestly it was kinda expected. Really glad they made this decision.
2019-07-12 21:15
#11
BDSM | 
United Kingdom Waspyy 
OMG
2019-07-12 21:15
Wtf! Astralis back to #1?
2019-07-12 21:18
It's a bit too late tho
2019-07-12 21:17
Next year maybe
2019-07-12 21:19
Nikolaj Nyholm AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA
2019-07-12 21:20
ni hao?
2019-07-12 21:27
who?
2019-07-12 21:41
nikolai hao
2019-07-12 21:49
#117
NEO | 
Norway Skuolfi 
Well, there is still a major soon. Not sure if that will get them back on #1 but it will definitely help them.
2019-07-12 21:44
#122
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North America onionmesh 
Liquid vs good Astralis major?
2019-07-12 21:50
#270
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Sweden swediztann3 
No mibr fnatic
2019-07-13 11:33
#300
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North America onionmesh 
LUL
2019-07-13 21:54
lol no they still shit homeboy
2019-07-12 21:32
ok
2019-07-12 21:16
#22
chrisJ | 
Canada Mccewan 
Liquid still number one though
2019-07-12 21:16
#72
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United States ascendaNt_88 
Let's see for how long an NA team can last.
2019-07-12 21:21
#145
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France Astyx 
They'll win Starladder Major then nitr0 will retire, Twistzz and Elige will quit the team and get back to Choquid and sign randoms to fix the team
2019-07-12 22:14
u high?
2019-07-12 22:43
#174
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United States camdavis9 
nitr0 is 23 years old and shows no signs of fatigue or lack of talent. If anything nitr0 might be better than he's ever been
2019-07-12 23:03
#219
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Did u just get baited
2019-07-13 01:42
Wtf nitro retire he is still Young
2019-07-12 23:40
#220
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Did u just get baited
2019-07-13 01:43
0/8
2019-07-13 02:06
#260
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United States ascendaNt_88 
months?
2019-07-13 09:24
Astralis still greater all time though. Liquid = puny Grand Slam Astralis = Grand Slam, 3x Major winners, 10 Tier one tournaments wins in a single calendar year.
2019-07-12 21:24
#86
walle | 
World zhandri 
blastralis in 2019 omegalul
2019-07-12 21:27
#141
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Latvia tibr0 
check 2018 and now cuz chokeliquid won smth if they won major ok you can go
2019-07-12 22:12
Astralis_1_major_in_2k19_Liquid_0
2019-07-12 23:37
Major in 2019 .. liquid none
2019-07-13 07:59
#288
walle | 
World zhandri 
mad cause flag
2019-07-13 18:08
No not at all but Astralis Even tho they play less good than last year still won biggest tournament in 2019
2019-07-13 19:39
Calm your tits down, its past
2019-07-12 21:31
#99
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United Kingdom mullacp 
i dont think many people are arguing astralis arent the goat. but right now theyve dropped to 3rd-4th in the world
2019-07-12 21:31
#133
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Calling $1M in 63 days "puny". And one of their major wins was in 2017, with a different player.
2019-07-12 22:05
Won 2 out of 2 majors with that line up tho
2019-07-12 22:13
#214
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Denmark GenericPilot 
Navi 0 major - astralis 3 major truth hurts
2019-07-13 01:31
so cute that you have to roast a team which has nothing to do with this discussion to defend your favorite team, just cause you can't use their current level to defend them lol.
2019-07-13 15:13
#302
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Denmark GenericPilot 
do you play runescape?
2019-07-14 02:14
#301
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Do you think I care? I'm not Russian; I just support the team I like best in a matchup. No one is saying Astralis wasn't the greatest team of all time, but their era is definitely over. And Liquid is about to start one.
2019-07-14 01:29
Who made best roster move ever xD If we ask Magisk lmao
2019-07-13 08:00
NiP Still greatest all time though.. history of legends 87-0 , never forget Major winners Back to back Oakland Omg they were so Good back then
2019-07-12 23:15
xd nice baiterino
2019-07-13 07:33
well, by this logic sk is not far lmao. 2 majors and also 10 tier 1 tournaments
2019-07-13 01:39
omegalul imagine thinking blastralis is still relevant took them 18 months to get grand slam, liquid will win the major and easily win more premiere tourneys
2019-07-14 04:33
Yet still wont accomplish what Astralis has. Astralis won 3 Major. LULquid NONE. OMEGALUL Imagine thinking Liquid will even win one. Astralis the GOATs.
2019-07-14 12:39
#44
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United States btescobar 
#FKRFRSH
2019-07-12 21:17
#186
zonic | 
Denmark nikol4j 
Thanks, will take note🤘
2019-07-12 23:37
Will refresh move into furniture business?
2019-07-14 04:42
#54
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United States Frotha 
Respect
2019-07-12 21:17
Agreed, now they can actually go to decent events
2019-07-12 21:17
#70
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Europe Ligm@ 
Racist Nice edit
2019-07-12 21:21
#148
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United States ascendaNt_88 
that's quite the accusation you've got there
2019-07-12 22:19
#95
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
LETS GOOO
2019-07-12 21:29
Cry _Blastralis
2019-07-12 21:41
How much for cry?
2019-07-13 12:26
Good for the scene
2019-07-12 22:07
#160
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
yeah
2019-07-12 22:38
its not like they arnt forced to do it if they want to keep attending top tier tournaments, if it was their choice they would keep going with this shit forever.
2019-07-13 02:54
#252
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Denmark Nastyniick 
-Xyp9x +valde Ez fix for Astralis
2019-07-13 07:34
#2
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United States traviticus 
Honestly it was kinda expected. Really glad they made this decision.
2019-07-12 21:16
#154
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Moldova AJollyDoge 
Yeah RFRSH messed Astralis up. Perhaps they can get back to the top now.
2019-07-12 22:29
#191
zonic | 
Denmark nikol4j 
True, we may have tilted them in the past months since people started busting their balls for their association with us. But please do remember, that we also did take them to the top in the first place...
2019-07-12 23:43
Oh a fake user xD hello Mr. Nyholm
2019-07-13 08:02
#257
zonic | 
Denmark nikol4j 
All legit here :D
2019-07-13 08:49
Guess you wouldn't mind answering questions then? :D I read on TV2 that going forward you will focus on making Blast Pro Series the biggest and maybe the greatest E-sports tournament. But if you do not intend to make any chances to the tournament format I personally believe it will be hard. Most of the CS community doesn't think of Blast as a serious tournament, but more some kind of "just for fun" entertainment tournament.
2019-07-13 15:15
Wait how would this impact Astralis? Is it money prize or just daily business issues?
2019-07-13 09:17
they will not be as obligated to participate at blast pro and other blast events, so they won't fuck up their team again.
2019-07-13 11:29
#276
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United States traviticus 
that's not true. They were contractually bound to Blast to participate in 5 of 7 events. Likely will be contracted for next season as well, like all the other top teams
2019-07-13 14:35
#3
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Sweden meistr0 
LOL
2019-07-12 21:15
#4
Stewie2K | 
United States bxteme 
Good
2019-07-12 21:15
FUCKING POGGERS
2019-07-12 21:15
#7
NiKo | 
Europe s1moN__ 
nice
2019-07-12 21:15
ezy for australia
2019-07-12 21:16
#9
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
H
2019-07-12 21:15
#10
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North America ZachS721 
Either this was too much backlash or they were getting used. Probably both.
2019-07-12 21:16
makes sense
2019-07-12 21:15
cool!
2019-07-12 21:15
#14
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Europe L0oked 
Nice no more blastralis
2019-07-12 21:15
#15
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Europe Kilian_9047 
POG
2019-07-12 21:15
#16
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France FanchD 
Nice
2019-07-12 21:15
LUL BLASTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:15
They were getting bullied. Not surprised LOL
2019-07-12 21:16
still BLASTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:16
#20
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Germany sLiCKz_ 
FINALLY
2019-07-12 21:16
NICE!
2019-07-12 21:16
Is this the downward spiral
2019-07-12 21:16
#92
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United States gtmaniacmda 
My company just went viral BLAST Pro Series put Astralis in a spiral Its levels to it, you and I know, bitch, Astralis top1
2019-07-12 21:28
#215
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Australia t0rrent 
Cringe and gay
2019-07-13 01:34
#217
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United States gtmaniacmda 
do I least get a participation trophy for my forced joke
2019-07-13 01:38
#26
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Denmark XmobGames 
Thats pretty nice, hope both parties will gain from the split :)
2019-07-12 21:16
#27
tarik | 
Morocco Most! 
No more blastralis bois
2019-07-12 21:16
#28
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United States Noahack88 
Disband
2019-07-12 21:16
#132
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Europe Nomarosa 
??? why
2019-07-12 22:03
#287
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United States Noahack88 
Is joke mens
2019-07-13 17:50
#29
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Brazil fuNNa 
LOL
2019-07-12 21:16
#30
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United Kingdom InsCS 
Not expected
2019-07-12 21:16
#31
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Nepal DRKUSH 
uh huh!!
2019-07-12 21:16
#32
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Europe R2D2s 
Too late cunts
2019-07-12 21:16
finally
2019-07-12 21:17
#34
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United States @phenomen 
RIP Blastralis
2019-07-12 21:16
#35
ALEX | 
Australia malinkal 
Blastralis over party
2019-07-12 21:16
#36
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Spain G3CK0 
Blastralis is no more
2019-07-12 21:16
#37
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Portugal fertzpt 
Lol
2019-07-12 21:17
#38
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Croatia Bruca 
Lol
2019-07-12 21:16
unexpected KappaPride
2019-07-12 21:16
noice
2019-07-12 21:17
nt RFRSH
2019-07-12 21:17
LOL
2019-07-12 21:17
#45
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Faroe Islands _thiNk 
Lmao
2019-07-12 21:17
#46
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France iNolake 
Rip Blastralis rip Liquid top 1
2019-07-12 21:17
#58
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Vitality top 1*
2019-07-12 21:18
Yikes I hope you don’t actually believe that
2019-07-13 00:09
#195
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
I believe that Vita -have- the potential to be above liquid more then any other team.
2019-07-13 00:10
with ZywOo being the only player with a positive rating at cologne? this team cant continue being a top 3 team with only 1 player carrying.
2019-07-13 01:15
#208
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Jesus youre not the brightest are you?
2019-07-13 01:21
very good chance they can drop out of the top 3 by the end of the year unless one of the other players stands up.
2019-07-13 01:24
#211
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Ok lmao :P
2019-07-13 01:24
we'll see
2019-07-13 01:25
#240
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Vitality in the top 3 is a major fluke. Teams will eventually learn how to play around zywoo to an extent which will force them to reinvent themselves slightly. That's impossible for the 3 core of gigantic washups. They know one way to play. They've already had leadership issues. As soon as they start losing in the quarter-finals, which will happen as teams begin to study them now and figure out how they play(don't forget Vitality is rather new as fuck, they haven't had good placings until recently and were an after thought amongst the top tier teams for months), they will have issues as they always do and begin to change players. there are 3 possibilites for this lineup over the next 6-12 months: -ALEX and NBK butt heads again, leading to the removal of ALEX and assumed full-time leadership of NBK. The team stays tier 2 until zywoo leaves or the core is kicked, yet again. -ALEX and NBK butt heads again, leading to the removal of NBK, rpk, and possibly apex. They rebuild around zywoo, potentially with international players. Become top 3. -the 3 guys who have been shit now for two years have all refound their game, have no internal issues, and remain a top 5 team. The chances of the 3rd option happening are about 1/10000000000000. No fuckin way these guys are still together and in the top 5 eight months from now. Lawl
2019-07-13 06:46
#241
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Tl;dr NA Silvertard gtfo
2019-07-13 06:52
#242
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Read, realized how short lived this will actually be, got mad, peaced out.
2019-07-13 06:53
#243
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Hahha i can see youre a silver because 1. You wrote an article of a reply on HLTV of all places. 2. Your analysis is complete horse s-t since you believe that teams never change their strategies and players dont develope and increase skill. The whole fucking reason this game is still at all relevant is because teams develope and innovate. Which vitality are critically acclaimed for doing. So as i said: Gtfo
2019-07-13 06:58
#245
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
They are? The only thing innovative about this lineup is zywoo carrying the fuck out of them. Otherwise these bots would be retiring when their contracts run out.
2019-07-13 07:00
#246
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
LUL okay sure buddy, whatever you say :)
2019-07-13 07:00
#247
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Where were NBK, rpk, and apex before zywoo? Their careers as tier 1 or 2 players were over before zywoo. That is factual knowledge. NBK and ALEX have already had issues. That is factual knowledge. NBK divides and kills teams faster than any single player in CS history. That is factual knowledge. Eventually NBK will fuck everything up or zywoo will leave when he realizes he's carrying a bunch of old washups who are hindering the growth of his career. Hard thing for a teenager away from home for the first time to see. Within a year, this lineup will be dead. NBK and crew will be back to tier 3 CS playing for some shit org or Envy again, until they retire.
2019-07-13 07:07
#248
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
LUL okay sure buddy, whatever you say :)
2019-07-13 07:08
#249
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Poor oeuf.
2019-07-13 07:09
#250
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
LUL okay sure buddy, whatever you say :)
2019-07-13 07:10
he seems to be much brighter than you lmao
2019-07-13 19:49
#294
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Flair checks out
2019-07-13 19:49
? liquid is the team in the world and of all time. whats wrong with my flair?
2019-07-13 19:50
#296
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Its clear that youre self entitled and biased.
2019-07-13 19:52
yikes that sucks
2019-07-13 19:52
#298
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Yup for you it does
2019-07-13 19:53
#209
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Canada Abolition 
+1 At least Na'Vi had Electronic, Vitality needs 1 more good fragger, Kio would be a really good addition that would bring the extra firepower needed
2019-07-13 01:22
#47
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Belgium jorneiro 
yeah sure
2019-07-12 21:17
#48
NiKo | 
India Ganeshcg4 
Now there is no smoke bug go learn real skills @astralis idiots
2019-07-12 21:17
#74
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Astralis won katowice major after smoke bug got fixed Nt streetshitter
2019-07-12 21:22
#184
Aleksib | 
Finland ENCEL 
Only the smoke radar bug was fixed prior to the major. There was still the command that let you cycle through smoke shapes which was fixed later.
2019-07-12 23:22
#200
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Denmark Stappen 
they totally used that bug under the major, while officials were behind them. No way anyone would ever notice smokes changing shapes all the time.
2019-07-13 00:46
#222
Aleksib | 
Finland ENCEL 
I'm not saying they used it but it's not like it would be hard for an admin to miss it. The smoke shape change isnt very noticeable especially when youre 1 admin looking at 5 different screens from multiple feet away and it's something that you wouldn't even think to pay attention too anyways since it was largely unknown.
2019-07-13 01:59
Do you know what you are talking about?
2019-07-12 22:23
Niko fan crying lol
2019-07-12 23:16
Wow dude you have to have the most depressing life in india. How can one be so mad at a team that fully revolutionized the game and helped it grow to it's current state?
2019-07-12 23:19
#213
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France Ghoul98 
Maarba, i sell carpets
2019-07-13 01:29
#236
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India MihirX27 
He's.... One of a kind... The exception, not the norm.
2019-07-13 06:33
Hope so.
2019-07-13 20:55
@ganeshcg4 This isn't twitter. Idiot.
2019-07-13 02:31
Once Astrslis become bad ofc expected lul
2019-07-12 21:17
LMAO
2019-07-12 21:17
#51
Jamppi | 
Finland Leksi20 
nice
2019-07-12 21:17
Wtf LUL
2019-07-12 21:17
#53
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Turkey Belendithas 
Goodbye Blastralis, please don't come back.
2019-07-12 21:17
Thank God! It totally screwed up their image.
2019-07-12 21:17
#57
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Best decision in CS:GO history, RFRSH destroyed Astralis's era Potential second wind incoming Either that or Astralis drop to tier 2
2019-07-12 21:18
#78
zonic | 
Denmark nikol4j 
I think the criticism has been valid, but please remember that we created Astralis in the first place... Back when we took over the management of Astralis, they were known as Chokestralis. 🤷‍♂️
2019-07-12 21:24
#221
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Australia t0rrent 
The astralis era would've happened whether your made your business move or not
2019-07-13 01:45
#256
zonic | 
Denmark nikol4j 
Knowing and working with the players on a daily basis, I know they would wish to differ on this. What goes on behind the scenes can be hard to see from competition streams and HLTV articles. We took over an immensely talented team which had been unable to fully flourish before. We invested in an extremely strong organisation around the roster resulting in a second-to-none performance culture. It required and requires significant investment, dedication and resources from not only RFRSH, but most importantly from the six core individuals.
2019-07-13 08:38
poggers
2019-07-12 21:18
lol byebye
2019-07-12 21:19
OmegalUL
2019-07-12 21:19
#62
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Noice
2019-07-12 21:19
#63
s1mple | 
Romania niculee 
What a bunch of bullshit. RFRSH will still own the team in all but name.
2019-07-12 21:19
+1 people don't seem to read more than the title
2019-07-12 21:55
#153
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Denmark sNju 
You read the article? If yes, then you just admitted you didn't understand it.
2019-07-12 22:28
or maybe you didn't
2019-07-12 22:31
#175
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Denmark sNju 
Negotiations have already started with a view to "acquiring the majority shareholding of Astralis and RFRSH Teams currently held by those also involved in BLAST", according to Mr. Nyholm, who guaranteed that the teams "will be fully separated" from RFRSH Entertainment "by the StarLadder Major". Do you need help understanding this? They are in the process of buying out people that own shares in both? And later on they talk about investors buying majority. This will without a shadow of doubt make Astralis and their new owners 100% independent in any kind of decision making moving forward.
2019-07-12 23:05
but they will still be owned by a "different" company (probably ex-rfrsh people lul), that is the point, they aren't going for astralis of astralis it's just a move to make it officially more legit, but shit stays the same
2019-07-12 23:15
#201
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Denmark Stappen 
well if there are new shareholders and "owners" of Astralis, how is shit going to stay the same? that doesn't make any sense at all m8
2019-07-13 00:48
Expected from Astralis fanboy. Dumb and gullible.
2019-07-13 04:37
#271
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Denmark Stappen 
No counterargument, cause it makes no sense. Idiot
2019-07-13 12:17
#157
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Poland rude_wredne 
Because its a fkin clickbaity title.
2019-07-12 22:30
#237
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India MihirX27 
Yeah, you should retake your shareholding 101 class, stat.
2019-07-13 06:35
nice
2019-07-12 21:20
#65
sergej | 
Finland jUPPE! 
RIP BLASTRALIS - WELCUM ASTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:19
Finally. The so-called "NA era" will soon be a thing of the past. I'll give astralis max. 2 months and their era will be back
2019-07-12 21:20
LMFAO Delusional fangay
2019-07-13 01:15
#238
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India MihirX27 
2 months is too less. I'd wager the StarLadder Major will be their second best performance of 2019 till then. After that, I dunno.
2019-07-13 06:36
#69
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Finland Emvi 
Big if true
2019-07-12 21:20
Cry is free. FINALLY!
2019-07-12 21:21
Bye BLASTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:21
Thats what they want us to believe
2019-07-12 21:23
#90
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Canada thelegend27 
ok kito
2019-07-12 21:28
RIP BLASTRALIS =D=D (sucks dick)
2019-07-12 21:23
#77
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Croatia Bruca 
RIP BLASTRALIS WELCOME ESLTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:24
lul
2019-07-12 23:26
#79
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Poland anton1oo 
FINALLY!
2019-07-12 21:24
hooooly fuck, thats great!
2019-07-12 21:24
#82
 | 
Croatia AzorAhai 
RIP BLASTralis
2019-07-12 21:25
#83
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Russia Pahom777 
blastralis lul
2019-07-12 21:25
Finally, greatest decision for them along with +magisk. Bye bye blast and rfrsh hopefully.
2019-07-12 21:26
#85
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Finland Smoonah 
I read astralis split up Lulw
2019-07-12 21:26
#88
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Canada thelegend27 
blast ruined the scene lmfao
2019-07-12 21:28
This image says the contrary. siteassets.pagecloud.com/contrary/images..
2019-07-12 21:28
Nice try it only says *contrary* not *the contrary* :p.
2019-07-12 22:50
LUL
2019-07-12 22:57
#91
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Turkey Muff1nzZZ 
RIP BLASTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:28
fishy. i'll take this with a grain of salt. Like everything RFRSH related tbh.
2019-07-12 21:29
#239
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India MihirX27 
Let Richard Lewis and Thorin break it down; then we'll see.
2019-07-13 06:37
Fuck yes
2019-07-12 21:29
#96
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Blast Major incoming unfortunately
2019-07-12 21:30
It will come
2019-07-13 00:15
#98
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
finally they realised that BLAST was invented to kill their roster
2019-07-12 21:31
They still can't regain the number one spot and they know it
2019-07-12 21:32
Rip 8lastralis
2019-07-12 21:32
Took too long to realise
2019-07-12 21:33
No more blastralis thank god. 😁😌🤣🤣🤣🤣
2019-07-12 21:35
no more blastralis memes unluko
2019-07-12 21:35
Was dead anyway ;//
2019-07-12 23:18
#106
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France Uexo 
too late
2019-07-12 21:35
lmaoo RFRSH destroys Astralis "era" then dumps them ahahahha ggwp
2019-07-12 21:36
+1
2019-07-12 21:38
#109
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
BLASTRALIS
2019-07-12 21:39
Good news
2019-07-12 21:40
#113
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Astralis ruined for ever
2019-07-12 21:41
about damn time
2019-07-12 21:42
#115
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Israel mojna37 
can't believe them. still shady..
2019-07-12 21:43
#116
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Europe jeff69 
YES THE BOYS DID IT
2019-07-12 21:44
Yeah, right...
2019-07-12 21:45
#119
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Damn Astralis not winning so they like we outta here
2019-07-12 21:49
I have been waiting for this for a long time, and it happened. Thank you Astralis Blast goodbye
2019-07-12 21:50
what's this all about? I didn't rly understood much from the article and i don't follow other social media sites, what's blastralis and what is all the stuff ppl talking about those guys? ty for taking ur time to explain incase you will do so
2019-07-12 21:58
Astralis is completely separated from RFRSH Entertainment and offered for sale. Because of the RFRSH, they participated in every Blast tournament, now it won't be
2019-07-12 22:43
#165
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Poland rude_wredne 
Blastralis = Astralis - because they skipped other events to attend Blast. Also "RFRESH entertainment" owns astralis and blast so people started talking stuff like "conflict of interest" or some shit like that. Apart from that there isnt much I think, just hate towards anything astralis is involved. This article is kinda clickbaity because all "RFRESH" splits from is the brand/name "Astralis" - they still OWN astralis boys.
2019-07-12 22:43
I though Astralis is org made by the players and they were being paid from the prizes, sponsors and stuff?
2019-07-13 16:15
#123
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Iceland xen_ 
why should we care?
2019-07-12 21:51
#125
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Germany Oberleutnant 
lol
2019-07-12 21:55
#126
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
-REFRSH +REFRSH 10000 IQ
2019-07-12 21:56
#203
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Poland morosek 
+ex-refrsh*
2019-07-13 00:54
Blastralis will be no more. Happy for the players, RFRSH seems scummy.
2019-07-12 21:57
#128
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Loooool They can decide their own tournaments now.
2019-07-12 21:58
#130
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Europe TheKasztan 
wait what does that mean please explain to simple bad speaking londonish man
2019-07-12 22:00
Good for astralis!
2019-07-12 22:01
#134
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Romania kinley377 
better late than never...
2019-07-12 22:05
blast major incoming
2019-07-12 22:07
Hahaha finally lmao
2019-07-12 22:07
Im pregnant
2019-07-12 22:08
ok
2019-07-12 22:09
RIP blastralis
2019-07-12 22:10
#142
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Turkey erturkgg 
RIP blastralis
2019-07-12 22:12
bye bye RFRSH, no one's gonna miss you, now for the greater good drop your shitty BLAST tournaments
2019-07-12 22:13
Read more than just the title guys, the refresh guys still gonna have a lot of influence as well as shares
2019-07-12 22:16
RIP BLASTRALIS
2019-07-12 22:18
Nice try blastralis, nice try.
2019-07-12 22:25
Boycott BLAST, shitty events
2019-07-12 22:26
#152
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United States FlagMaster 
so They’re separating but their not really.
2019-07-12 22:27
"We'll split, we promise." - RFRSH
2019-07-12 22:29
finally
2019-07-12 22:30
#159
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Norway stekt_laks 
YESSSSS FINALLYYYYYY.
2019-07-12 22:32
#161
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
Finallly, good job
2019-07-12 22:38
#162
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
People only read title the company that "now" owns them is called rfrsh teams who will soon get a mere name change.
2019-07-12 22:40
#164
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India BCaddict 
What? Hahahaha
2019-07-12 22:43
#167
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Slovakia TatKo 
Logang style title i like it.
2019-07-12 22:44
#168
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2019-07-12 22:46
#169
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Poland Julka 
Unexpected
2019-07-12 22:46
#170
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Russia LeGoBoys 
-blastralis Good for them!!!!!
2019-07-12 22:48
Back to top #1
2019-07-12 22:49
#177
somebody | 
Myanmar xdcc 
so this still doesnt resolve conflict of interest... they can have different managements all they want but if same people own it who cares
2019-07-12 23:14
#182
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Mikaow 
Finally!
2019-07-12 23:20
Doesnt surprice me considered astralis had like minus 4-6 million kroner the last 2 years, so no profit. :p
2019-07-12 23:22
BLASTRALIS IS OVER
2019-07-12 23:38
#Make_Blastralis_Astralis_again
2019-07-12 23:40
Astralis(2016)
2019-07-13 05:13
Read "Astralis to split..." then I stopped reading, went for my finest bottle of champagne and opened it. Imagine my disappointment when I read the full header. :(
2019-07-12 23:55
NT xizt
2019-07-13 00:09
good luck
2019-07-13 00:25
#198
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
The damage had already been done. They will forever be known as BLASTralis: the most dominant team in csgo history that threw away their own era for a shitty tournament
2019-07-13 00:26
Not their fault tbh, it's greedy blast
2019-07-13 00:39
+1
2019-07-13 13:50
#202
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United Kingdom VOsskJi 
rip blastralis
2019-07-13 00:50
#204
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
So the question is, were they telling the truth about missing all those events.
2019-07-13 00:54
#207
Nessa | 
Sweden Niipr0 
NiP goat<3
2019-07-13 01:17
15 million euro
2019-07-13 01:34
#223
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United States Dengar95 
I'm so happy about this, it was a smart move
2019-07-13 02:03
#225
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Finland NotEz4Ence 
Sad news :(. But don't worry guys, even if you break up you will always be Blastralis to me <3
2019-07-13 02:15
#226
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United States ScanDull 
Astralis splitting from RFRSH isn't suddenly going to make them the best team in the world again. A lot of people are seriously overreacting to this news. THAT SAID, while this is a bit expected, it's definitely the best move, especially for Astralis most of all. We'll see what the future holds for them, but I can only see this as good news for all parties involved.
2019-07-13 02:26
+1
2019-07-13 13:49
register under another company doesn't mean you are not associated with them anymore lmao
2019-07-13 02:31
No more blastralis?
2019-07-13 03:00
Remember they were a player owned organization , the bullshit rfrsh has been feeding to us is absurd .
2019-07-13 05:10
RFRSH Teams, doesn't inspire confidence that they're really separated.
2019-07-13 05:16
🦀 BLASTRALIS IS GONE 🦀
2019-07-13 05:34
#244
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Israel tfwnopicogf 
> potential conflict of interest Stop with this PR bullshit blast. As soon as the potential is there a conflict of interest exists. They're so full of shit. I bet there is still going to be major ties between the two branches of rfresh and this is all just more PR. The cs community (even some redditors) are smart enough to see through your lies blast!
2019-07-13 06:58
#261
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
+1
2019-07-13 09:30
+1
2019-07-13 19:18
#259
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
Fake separation. New org and rfrsh will still be owned by the same ppl.
2019-07-13 09:19
#262
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Denmark grindz 
Blastralis meme dead 🦀🦀🦀
2019-07-13 09:42
Blastralis
2019-07-13 09:52
nice try Blast Just faked a split with some rebranded subsidiary company
2019-07-13 10:02
#265
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Greece SmashTheFash 
Ok i hope this will stop the tl era
2019-07-13 10:04
Astralis back?
2019-07-13 10:18
#267
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Spain all_in 
For every reason Nikolaj Nyholm says he does something, think the exact opposite and you will be closer to the truth.
2019-07-13 10:44
#268
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
thank you richard and thorin to put the finger constantly in the blastralis wound.
2019-07-13 11:08
Is it good that they split from them? They helped them to get there!!!
2019-07-13 13:24
nt
2019-07-13 15:15
What? Im just asking
2019-07-13 15:35
They helped them to get there!!! is that a question?
2019-07-13 16:04
I asked is that good!! And if they helped was added to same sentence. I am argumenting not telling that. U are from unknown place Macao and u might not understand that, sorry!!!
2019-07-13 17:37
so they're now under "RFRSH teams"? does that even change anything?
2019-07-13 14:44
Till they get sold then they not in it anymore
2019-07-13 19:40
INB4 Blasted out of the top 3 and cursed to never return
2019-07-13 15:16
#285
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Denmark Azyyy 
FINALLY. goodbye blastralis, welcome back ASTRALIS
2019-07-13 16:39
expected
2019-07-13 19:40
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