Xyp9x takes leave - Report

Astralis are currently exploring options of replacing Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, who has decided to take a temporary leave from the active roster, according to a report from DBLTAP.

According to the report, which HLTV.org can confirm, the Danish heavyweights have attempted to acquire Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson from NIP and accelerate the process of the transfer of Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen, whose tenure with Astralis will otherwise start after the end of his contract with Heroic, at the beginning of July.

However, neither possibility has come to fruition so far, which has forced the coach, Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen, to play in Xyp9x's place in practice, the report states.

Xyp9x follows gla1ve out of the active roster

According to 1pv.fr, Astralis also enquired Vitality about Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin's availability but their transfer approach was snubbed as the two teams will face off in the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown.

The 24-year-old's decision to take time off sees one of the original Astralis members follow Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander out of the active roster for the time being, after the in-game leader took medical leave in mid-May for three months to deal with symptoms of stress and burnout.

The Copenhagen-based organization had signed Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen as a sixth member of the team to help deal with such scenarios, but as things stand now they do not have a seventh player who could step in for Xyp9x, who will reportedly be out of the roster for at least the duration of DreamHack Masters Spring.

With Xyp9x on leave, Astralis' roster looks as follows:

Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
Denmark Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen
Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif
Denmark Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen

Denmark Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen (coach)

Denmark Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander (on medical leave)
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth (on leave)

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1618
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1076
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1498
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
904
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
lol
2020-05-27 17:09
9 replies
#14
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Germany Jermen
AHAHAHA BIG CONFIRMED TOP 1 NOW!
2020-05-27 17:10
7 replies
kk
2020-05-27 17:13
0/8
2020-05-27 17:15
+1 they already beat top 2 navi easy
2020-05-27 17:17
1 reply
#274
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
I think navi was top 1 at the time
2020-05-27 17:31
phahahaha
2020-05-27 17:20
+1212
2020-05-27 17:45
Delusional and insane but sure.
2020-05-27 18:07
#230
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Finland SamulisS
astralis never bit big
2020-05-27 17:24
#3
OK | 
United States Bioax
rip
2020-05-27 17:10
What?
2020-05-27 17:10
6 replies
use google translate my russian friend
2020-05-27 17:14
2 replies
Thanks for ur advice <3
2020-05-27 19:54
Haha N1
2020-05-27 21:31
koro4e xyp9x iz astralis kickayut.... RIP
2020-05-27 18:01
2 replies
On sam syebyvaet, fakeflagger yasno
2020-05-27 22:02
1 reply
xd
2020-05-28 01:18
#6
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United Kingdom 444SEN
wtf
2020-05-27 17:10
3 replies
#137
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Sweden quacke
Ikr Unexpected as fuck I expected someone to go, but not before es3tag came in and I was more leaning towards device taking leave. Honestly this might make the roster fall apart entirely. I don't see them coming back from this any time soon. It must be a big hit for the other players.
2020-05-27 17:16
2 replies
well two options. they do well with replacements and everyone will say: astralis genius or the opposite.
2020-05-27 18:06
1 reply
#448
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Sweden quacke
Lmao, true. I'm excited to see how it goes but I really don't see them being in the same form they have been for the past three years without gla1ve and Xyp9x. Sure, they are coming back, but it still messes with the dynamic. In the end I hope things work out well for all players involved, but there's no guarantee. It's a massive risk. Xyp9x leaving right now also seems really sudden considering there's no replacement.
2020-05-27 18:22
#8
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Russia Mahone_322
no
2020-05-27 17:10
Expected
2020-05-27 17:10
#10
jemi | 
Finland FISHEY
Rip clutch minister
2020-05-27 17:10
16 replies
Lamest nickname ever
2020-05-27 17:12
15 replies
Agree KevinGatesYo is so much cooler..
2020-05-27 17:14
6 replies
Idk about that because it’s not my nickname
2020-05-27 17:14
5 replies
No its definitely not. Your real nickname is way cooler.
2020-05-27 17:22
4 replies
Stop it! He's already dead!!
2020-05-27 17:26
1 reply
Sorry :/ Didn't notice!
2020-05-27 17:31
#424
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Russia Sur10n
2020-05-27 18:08
men... havent seen someone gettin buried like that on hltv in a while now
2020-05-27 18:54
You only come out to trash talk Astralis, lmao.
2020-05-27 17:14
5 replies
How is that talking trash to astralis?
2020-05-27 17:15
4 replies
Just seems that you hate everything about Astralis.
2020-05-27 17:16
3 replies
You’re wrong.
2020-05-27 17:21
1 reply
Ok.
2020-05-27 17:21
#474
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Denmark Zaerdna
+11111111111 This little Faze boi really hates them lol
2020-05-27 18:36
+1 even somedieyoung and bigdickstacy are better names
2020-05-27 17:16
1 reply
#556
supra | 
Germany MTD3
Name checks out rofl 8/8
2020-05-27 19:53
no way
2020-05-27 17:10
gg
2020-05-27 17:10
what
2020-05-27 17:10
earth attafck offical no
2020-05-27 17:10
-Volta when?
2020-05-27 17:10
#19
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Bulgaria goshyy
RIP ASTRALIS
2020-05-27 17:10
#20
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Ukraine McSwell
RIP Astralis. So sad to realize they will never be a top team anymore.
2020-05-27 17:10
7 replies
mens))) ez navi now
2020-05-27 17:12
#480
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Denmark Zaerdna
Player breaks = Not a top team? They are better than Navi even with a stand-in lol.
2020-05-27 18:37
4 replies
they were worse even with glaive and xyp9x, now tier2 will be their maximum
2020-05-28 11:33
3 replies
#709
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Denmark Zaerdna
And tier 4 is for Navi, can't even beat tier 6 Russian teams btw.
2020-05-28 11:35
2 replies
but can beat top1 Astralis 3 times in a row
2020-05-28 17:46
1 reply
#721
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Denmark Zaerdna
You're really delusional if you think NAVI is in a state that is good enough to beat Astralis lol
2020-05-28 20:15
#518
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Denmark Osma5
Xyp is only taking a break for some time, he is still in Astralis :)
2020-05-27 19:00
#21
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Russia Praeter
naaaay
2020-05-27 17:10
#22
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France Neitsa
PLEASE FAZE TAKE XYP9X !!
2020-05-27 17:10
11 replies
#94
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Portugal EddyParera
He's taking a break, not leaving Astralis
2020-05-27 17:13
7 replies
(on leave) != (taking a break)
2020-05-27 23:26
6 replies
oh i see a programmer
2020-05-28 02:39
1 reply
You're God damn right
2020-05-29 02:28
Oh so a pregnacy leave is a pregnant woman who leaves town and goes somewhere else for good, right? Leave and take a leave are two different things... Leave is for good... never coming back. Take a leave is for period of absense of something... I know that in your country, english is taught in a basic level so I forgive you...
2020-05-28 05:38
3 replies
First things first, it's not said anywhere on this post that xyp9x would return or when he would do that, it's just stating a fact that he's on leave, same shit happened with kjarerbye on the same Astralis or Taco on SK/Mibr, etc. Second, let's put another example here, just take a look on Olof post on HLTV hltv.org/news/29691/olofmeister-steps-do.. There it's said that Olof is "on a break", and not "on leave", why the difference? "I know that in your country, english is taught in a basic level so I forgive you..." Even thought you're right in some way, the way you wrote this phrase is rude asf, well, maybe that's was your aim after all, I just don't get the reason for it though
2020-05-28 19:41
2 replies
hltv.org/news/29717/astralis-bring-in-sn.. The 29-year-old will be standing in for Astralis in the near future after Xyp9x expressed his desire to get some rest due to feeling "burnout/stress symptoms chasing me over many months." Does this mean leaving Astralis or having a break? Leaving is actually leaving and take a leave is a break. Just like the example I gave you, a pregnant woman takes a leave from work when she's about to deliver, doesn't necessary mean she's quitting the job with the business... usually english statements can have multiple meanings, all depend on the subject. And I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just stating a fact. I forgive you because it's not your fault, it's your country lack of investment on education. Don't take it as a rude answer because it wasn't... so I'm sorry if it looked like it
2020-05-28 20:01
Just read his own statement: twitter.com/Xyp9x/status/126593633565269.. no one is leaving astralis. Same as with glaive. He is just taking a break
2020-06-02 23:45
flair checks out
2020-05-27 17:15
fatze fans at it again
2020-05-27 18:57
1 reply
#591
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Serbia AcaNitro
owo they should buyy gla1ve and remove byymas
2020-05-27 20:58
RIP most underrated player of all time clutch minister guy who carried ecolai over 6 years
2020-05-27 17:11
1 reply
#611
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North America onionmesh
lmao who tf says he's underrated
2020-05-27 21:42
WTF
2020-05-27 17:10
Astralis Era bye bye
2020-05-27 17:10
RIPTRALIS
2020-05-27 17:11
ASTRALIS IS FALLING APART
2020-05-27 17:10
wtf
2020-05-27 17:10
rip
2020-05-27 17:10
expected
2020-05-27 17:10
expected
2020-05-27 17:10
#34
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Romania Anonym20
rip
2020-05-27 17:10
#35
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Italy NotNew
what the fuck everyone is suddently burnout in a period where everything is online? and esetag can't even play yet
2020-05-27 17:11
9 replies
Probably burnt out for a long time but finally found the time to recover because it's online era so who cares
2020-05-27 17:15
1 reply
+1 It's a smart decision from him
2020-05-27 17:19
They probably notice how easy life can be when you don’t have to travel 40 weeks a year
2020-05-27 17:15
You often notice it as things slow down and you have the time to listen to your body.
2020-05-27 17:25
1 reply
#583
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Norway dr_fiji
This !!
2020-05-27 20:40
You spend 6-8+ hours infront of the computer to play on the big stage. Infront of a live audience. It's a completely different experience. I think device is loving this. His gonna swop to AK and destroy every one on the server.
2020-05-27 17:26
2 replies
#271
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Italy NotNew
device? he's gonna play with a coach, jugi and a rifler turned igl This event is done and so is blast maybe they could try to do something at cologne and epl, but most likely they won't
2020-05-27 17:30
1 reply
you might be right. But I dont think they care. Actually, the timing is perfect for them. They pass on online events, will (maybe barely but surely) qualify for Rio and then (in novmeber) come back with the core to try and get a fifth major. I think this corona-online shit benefits them a lot rn.
2020-05-27 19:00
It's in my opinion the best time to take a break while the coronavirus. You can use the long time with your family that you maybe need since he has been every year about 8 or 9 months of travel alone depending bootcamping 10 months. So why not now? He will come back maybe better or he quits let's see
2020-05-28 07:15
lol?
2020-05-27 17:11
F
2020-05-27 17:11
ez major for astralis
2020-05-27 17:11
GG Astralis
2020-05-27 17:11
#40
Xyp9x | 
Hungary xAii
astralis era could be only ended by themselves
2020-05-27 17:11
2 replies
lol their era was ended over 1 year ago long before the players left
2020-05-27 17:52
what i thought...
2020-05-28 00:44
#41
grux | 
Australia Kladiz
rip
2020-05-27 17:11
just wait for major, astralis will win the major easily because they are hiding strats and giving teams false hope but if astralis gets stabbed ez major for liquid because br loves stewie and will crowd cheat for him
2020-05-27 17:11
7 replies
Liquid cant win the major even with crowd calls ez for faze , vitality fnatic or navi
2020-05-27 17:13
3 replies
vitality can’t beat them since cs summit fnatic has a chance since br owes their entire scene to flusha navi took 3.5 years to beat liquid in a bo3 (b4 katowice their last bo3 win was at esl one new york 2016 LMAO)
2020-05-27 17:15
2 replies
Your talking about stuff thats long gone. If my memory is right vitality and liquid last time played with alex on vitality's roster. This Navi can beat liquid easily your talking about stats 3 years ago. Liquid aint even the best team NA cant even beat furia and lost to chaos. Elige seems more intrested in playing Valorant. Liquid aint even the best team in NA anymore
2020-05-27 20:10
Crowd is a plus but crowd loves furia/cold more than stewie. Crowd support isnt everything fnatic won two majors after the controversial olof boost the crowd was almost all against them at that point.
2020-05-27 20:12
NT but no We will crowd cheat for FaZe XDD
2020-05-27 17:17
2 replies
coldzera betrayed mibr i think y’all wouldn’t root for him also flair does not check out with flag
2020-05-27 17:18
1 reply
Actually we not had that feeling about Godzera, he just go out to continues competing at the top as MIBR can not anymore. He is our pride and we hope FalleN follow him on FaZe And i'm a brazilian CS fan whoever flag the player is, if they are good i'm a fan
2020-05-27 17:35
#44
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Czech Republic cortan
Rip 7v5 :((((((
2020-05-27 17:11
Oh boy, oh boy, really?
2020-05-27 17:11
HE WILL COME BACK STRONGER THEN EVER AND EZ MAJOR
2020-05-27 17:11
gla1ve takes a leave buster takes a leave olof takes a leave Xyp9x takes a leave Who's next?
2020-05-27 17:11
2 replies
koronoverus kicked those
2020-05-27 17:12
#584
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Norway dr_fiji
Adren Nitro
2020-05-27 20:41
lekr0, olof, buster, xyp9x.. why?
2020-05-27 17:11
8 replies
#77
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Russia Jet1k
lekr0 kicked, olof washed up, buster titled, xyp9x tired from winning too much
2020-05-27 17:12
7 replies
i think teams cuts salary during covid19
2020-05-27 17:14
5 replies
#135
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Russia Jet1k
don't need to bench players to cut salaries, especially if you're a legendary team astralis. i can believe olof kicked for low salary bymas though
2020-05-27 17:16
4 replies
Not sure which rock you’re living under but Astralis are broke... Their entire organisation took pay cuts.
2020-05-27 18:53
3 replies
#545
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Russia Jet1k
so why dont their players take pay cuts and still play? their management staff can do it without taking a leave so their players should too imxo
2020-05-27 19:36
Not players though.
2020-05-27 23:58
1 reply
The point was more that Astralis are broke, so it's not improbable that they would bench a player to cut salary. You can't know if Glaive and Xyp9x will be getting salaries while on a break. I highly doubt they would be. So that remains a possible reason.
2020-05-28 00:07
+1
2020-05-27 20:01
#51
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France laglory
F
2020-05-27 17:11
wtf :(
2020-05-27 17:11
#53
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Malaysia st0ffe1
they saw Broky and they think Xyp9x needs a break
2020-05-27 17:11
5 replies
They saw brokky and though wow this guy is better.....
2020-05-27 17:12
4 replies
#485
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Denmark Zaerdna
At least spell it right when you are writing bullshit lol
2020-05-27 18:40
3 replies
OK Shakespeare
2020-05-27 18:44
2 replies
#496
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Denmark Zaerdna
Shakespeare*
2020-05-27 18:44
1 reply
Lul read it with open eyes not buttons!!
2020-05-27 18:45
GG ASTRALIS, NEVER WILL BE GOOD AGAIN
2020-05-27 17:12
#57
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Denmark dyinbyran
Get alex or lekro
2020-05-27 17:12
17 replies
8-man roster now? they dug their own grave by signing jugi and es3tag. they won't spend more money on another player when they've already cut down on operating expenses across the company
2020-05-27 17:22
16 replies
#288
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Denmark dyinbyran
i think getting alex is free since he is not under any contract and i actually meant as a temp solution bro (till xyp or glaive returns or till es3 plays )
2020-05-27 17:33
15 replies
true. still they'll have to pay them something. the dbltap article cited they were looking at lekr0 as a temporary replacement, but no deal there yet. interesting.....
2020-05-27 17:35
1 reply
#315
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Denmark dyinbyran
nono they meant that astralis tried to get lekro but couldnt pay the fee and its obvious cause astralis are broke anyways ,getting a tier 1 player like alex or lekro(if they could for low cost ) is still better than playing with a coach who knows zonic may have been practising as well so he might surprise us , i hope astralis can get playoff finishes its enough imo
2020-05-27 17:37
this report will pressure them to make a public statement about this, so i'm keeping my eyes open for a news update :)
2020-05-27 17:36
12 replies
#319
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Denmark dyinbyran
me too ,i m wondering why astralis is so quiet maybe theyre searching for a replacement atm
2020-05-27 17:38
11 replies
i mentioned in other places that xyp9x will probably be back. after es3tag was acquired stewie2k said in a stream that astralis players would be taking time off and that he was jealous because they can just do that without much of a problem. i personally think this is time off for gla1ve and xyp9x, and that the remaining players will be trained up and be placed up for sale to other orgs for a higher price than they contracted them for once gla1ve and xyp9x are ready to compete again or shortly after they rejoin the roster. in essense, these acquisitions let people take a break from cs and commodify two players as investments that they can turn around and sell at a higher price
2020-05-27 17:45
10 replies
#351
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Denmark dyinbyran
+1 true and its just a month so i guess playing with zonic is fine
2020-05-27 17:46
9 replies
he isn't half bad as a player actually but i get why they want to find a temporary replacement instead. hopefully they can get lekr0. that would be super interesting to see him as an igl replacing gla1ve on astralis :D
2020-05-27 17:49
8 replies
#369
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Denmark dyinbyran
Yes and also lekro is the best deag player rn so it would be a huge advantage during eco rounds
2020-05-27 17:50
7 replies
check out what i found: twitter.com/CSPPAgg/status/1262775284828.. xyp9x retweeted this 8 days ago
2020-05-27 17:58
6 replies
#395
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Denmark dyinbyran
nice bro and i hope xyp would come back for major cause i want classic astralis to play the major not a new one Also do you think stew deserves to be in liquid ?
2020-05-27 18:00
5 replies
hopefully xyp9x and gla1ve come back fresh and ready to compete. mental health issues are awful. much love from NA
2020-05-27 18:01
1 reply
#413
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Denmark dyinbyran
thanks bro same to you
2020-05-27 18:03
Also, yes, i do think stewie deserves to stay with liquid. he's the igl now and has experience in that position. they're training him up internally to fill the shoes of nitr0. he's smarter than people give him credit for. even if he's been playing inconsistently, he's still a star player on the team. he's also basically a mini celebrity in na, and that definitely carries weight in their decision to keep him
2020-05-27 18:02
2 replies
#412
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Denmark dyinbyran
+1 yeah i hope stew stays as well some idiots who dont watch liquid just talk based on stats
2020-05-27 18:03
1 reply
absolutely, he still has a lot to prove. i'm worried about nitr0 though
2020-05-27 19:32
#58
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Netherlands Rooibosvla
Rip the clutchmeister
2020-05-27 17:12
#59
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United States xiquo
oof
2020-05-27 17:12
omg
2020-05-27 17:12
#63
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Switzerland beastHTG
hm, glaive olof xyp
2020-05-27 17:12
Imagine being the only team investing in extra players and still being 1 player short hahahahahahaha
2020-05-27 17:12
5 replies
hahsXDDDHSHSHS
2020-05-27 17:20
#234
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Iran oldHabit
+1
2020-05-27 17:24
lul
2020-05-27 17:34
#491
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Denmark Zaerdna
Name checks out
2020-05-27 18:42
1 reply
TRUE!
2020-05-27 18:54
#66
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Portugal KLUKSA
rip and GG. They had a great run!
2020-05-27 17:12
ROFL what??
2020-05-27 17:12
So lazy Danes, don't have any motivation
2020-05-27 17:12
Not even top10 team anymore, SAD!
2020-05-27 17:12
wtf OMG RIP ASTRALIS
2020-05-27 17:12
RIP astralis
2020-05-27 17:12
its all coming together with 7 men roster
2020-05-27 17:12
noone to stop top 1 faze now
2020-05-27 17:12
wtf???????
2020-05-27 17:12
They must be building a new roaster , no way all those players are just leaving the teams
2020-05-27 17:13
#85
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Norway rabaejja
wtf is going on?
2020-05-27 17:13
what!? O.ok...
2020-05-27 17:13
1 reply
but I am agree with system what they trying to do...*
2020-05-27 17:16
#88
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United States pr1moGG
He'll be back chillax, people need time off, you get burned out jumping from tourney to tourney.
2020-05-27 17:13
#89
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Australia txshirx
F
2020-05-27 17:13
ok -bymas +xyp9x plssss pls pls pls pls wtf is that wrong with astralis? where will go xyp9x??..... astralis is the best team, why he leave?...
2020-05-27 17:13
2 replies
He's taking a break, not leaving the org
2020-05-27 17:15
he is still an astralis player, he probably decided to take a break from the scene
2020-05-28 01:18
what a let down
2020-05-27 17:13
RIP
2020-05-27 17:13
Astralis will be fine as soon as Glaive back to the roster
2020-05-27 17:13
Expected,he is moving to Valorant
2020-05-27 17:13
#98
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Portugal VACO11
wtff
2020-05-27 17:13
7 players in the roster and still have to use the coach as stand-in hahahaha
2020-05-27 17:13
How is lekro going to join astralis? If they were norweigans sure but danish is nothing alike swedish
2020-05-27 17:14
3 replies
#171
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Slovakia SLAVak
They will converse in Old Norse
2020-05-27 17:19
lekro speaks danish
2020-05-27 17:22
#347
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Pakistan LoOuU2
They played with Dennis before too
2020-05-27 17:45
#105
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United Kingdom r0YCS
what in the fuck
2020-05-27 17:14
ASStralis on LAN in 2020 is amegalul
2020-05-27 17:14
What the fuck
2020-05-27 17:14
Haha....
2020-05-27 17:14
Haha
2020-05-27 17:14
#112
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United States stotte
This is great. I hate Astralis because they shit on NA but the system is gonna work very well if burnt out players can just take a break whenever they want. Playing for Astralis is gonna be like luxury soon
2020-05-27 17:14
2 replies
Probably a lot more players are burnt out than they'd like to admit in top cs. Twistzz said he was tired of cs as well
2020-05-27 17:29
1 reply
#321
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United States stotte
It would be nice for Liquid to try this 7 man roster thing as well but the problem is it will work VERY well for Astralis because Astralis greatness comes from their system not individual fluke performances. es3tag and Jugi can be elevated to a new level playing in the great Astralis system, so the pains of temporarily replacing a player are far lesser than if nitr0 were to step down and, say, Cooper takes his spot, because Liquid's greatness came from a peak of individual performance. So while replacing a player on Astralis might result in a small drop, replacing a player on Liquid is everything.
2020-05-27 17:38
#116
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Ukraine EmErAJID
Gg astralis
2020-05-27 17:14
#118
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Russia Le_Beast
WHY
2020-05-27 17:15
wtf
2020-05-27 17:15
Oof x100
2020-05-27 17:15
Okay then
2020-05-27 17:15
RIP ASTRALIS
2020-05-27 17:15
1 reply
RIP
2020-05-27 17:23
Crazy. Was this whole 7-man roster thing bluff and bluster or did something happen that made Xyp9x want to get out before it turned into anything? Sad either way, he was one of the most important pieces of Astralis IMO and I hope he finds a good home.
2020-05-27 17:15
Rip Astralis era :(
2020-05-27 17:15
Astralis tabseN incoming
2020-05-27 17:15
1 reply
Why would tabsen join a worse team...?
2020-05-28 02:54
wait what
2020-05-27 17:16
#133
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Europe t.o.p
They'll probably still win major tournaments
2020-05-27 17:16
wtf gg
2020-05-27 17:16
what is happening?
2020-05-27 17:16
2 replies
they will comeback before the major, don't worry
2020-05-27 17:18
1 reply
Hard to say
2020-05-27 17:21
that sucks
2020-05-27 17:16
#140
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Russia evg1804
F! You are always the best clutcher in the world and really smart player
2020-05-27 17:16
#141
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Israel Xpicyy
R.I.P the best team to ever touch cs
2020-05-27 17:16
Shitty news... F
2020-05-27 17:16
xyp9x leaves to get good in valorant
2020-05-27 17:16
#147
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Poland Astoner55
Well, byebye Xyp9x, wish you good luck but I doubt Astralis will bounce back from this.
2020-05-27 17:16
#148
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Romania ViolentJ
F
2020-05-27 17:17
END OF ERA !!!
2020-05-27 17:17
F for the most dominating csgo team
2020-05-27 17:17
ahhhhahah t3 team
2020-05-27 17:17
3 replies
Yea n🚮vi tier 3
2020-05-27 17:19
2 replies
navi t1
2020-05-27 17:24
1 reply
Nope
2020-05-27 17:32
#154
Boo | 
France mbl4
ayyyy wtf
2020-05-27 17:17
RIP Astralis 2020.. gg..
2020-05-27 17:17
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT
2020-05-27 17:17
RIPstralis Also RIPvice not even in top5 by the end of the year.
2020-05-27 17:18
Noooooo
2020-05-27 17:18
oh no not the clutch minister. rip.
2020-05-27 17:18
#164
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Finland ballu609
lmao how are they so weak mentally?
2020-05-27 17:18
4 replies
#206
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Brunei ALEISTER!
Yeah weak mental won 4 majors Ur strong mental cheating and banned from valve and playing for fun what a strong mental man w0w
2020-05-27 17:22
3 replies
#229
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Finland ballu609
Post need to be in English.
2020-05-27 17:24
2 replies
#476
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Brunei ALEISTER!
Are u dumb stoopid or dumb? It was clear xd dont play the 10iq finnish kid U understood what i meant xd >weak mentality > won 4 majors Lul >strong mentality >playing for fun kicking igl for firepower and getting ban from valve Mad thing ahanajajahah
2020-05-27 18:36
1 reply
#565
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Finland ballu609
dude, you should calm down
2020-05-27 20:04
#165
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Indonesia rezrex
they saving strat for major these online tournament can leaked some of them
2020-05-27 17:18
#166
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Brazil TAAAAAAVO
f
2020-05-27 17:18
#167
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Russia Ha77er
noooo xyp9x(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
2020-05-27 17:18
#168
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Brazil syncme
they will surely comeback for the major
2020-05-27 17:18
#169
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Lebanon Dogman69
everything checks out
2020-05-27 17:18
#172
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Lithuania M0rkiz
-xyp9x +nukkye. Astralis #1 again
2020-05-27 17:19
Corona?
2020-05-27 17:19
good for him but bad for astralis. He have a ton of money, its time to enjoy that. GL astralis
2020-05-27 17:19
Rip era
2020-05-27 17:19
1 reply
#179
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Kazakhstan k4harman
nowadays there is no era bro, lol
2020-05-27 17:19
The most intelligent player takes a break, so sad :(
2020-05-27 17:19
Astralis needs more firepower, secret source tells me: +sunNy
2020-05-27 17:19
1 reply
hahahaaa nice one
2020-05-28 01:20
Astralis falling apart damn
2020-05-27 17:19
Gotta love this time. People making millions and get burn out. Only a few years ago there wasn't such a thing like burn out and the work back then was 10 times harder and longer too. For less. Now we have people playing videogames and travel for a living who get burn out. We really have become pussies and each generation it's getting worse. Pray for mankind.
2020-05-27 17:24
1 reply
#628
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Maldives Numb_
+1
2020-05-27 23:06
wtff
2020-05-27 17:20
Sad news. I hope they will stack together to the Rio major. GOAT team
2020-05-27 17:20
Faze could try take him, would be insane
2020-05-27 17:20
3 replies
he would never join a shit team like faze tho
2020-05-27 17:21
2 replies
Is the best option for him, Faze or mouz, they are the only internacional teams on the top.
2020-05-27 17:28
1 reply
you're not the smartest are you, he's taking a break from the game to relax not to play for a way worse team lol
2020-05-27 17:29
#190
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Czech Republic manik999
When you notice how much money you actually have and you can do nothing to the rest of your life
2020-05-27 17:20
1 reply
not really
2020-05-27 17:35
this team is gone
2020-05-27 17:20
RIP ASTRALIS 27.05.2020
2020-05-27 17:20
lol, this is sad, soon Astralis will have none of their original players left. They will never recover from this I think.
2020-05-27 17:20
s1mple>astralis
2020-05-27 17:21
f
2020-05-27 17:21
All because of es3shit
2020-05-27 17:21
1 reply
#217
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Russia Le_Beast
Man this punk doesn't deserve that he is so bad
2020-05-27 17:23
#199
valde | 
Finland Juvi
expected
2020-05-27 17:21
its ok their 3 best players are still there but the structure won’t be there anymore
2020-05-27 17:21
#208
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Russia Blyatmen
RIP LEGEND DEFUSE VS NORTH NEVER FORGET
2020-05-27 17:22
#211
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ANCHOR AND CLUTCH GOD GONE
2020-05-27 17:22
#212
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Turkey duxs1
unexpected
2020-05-27 17:22
RIP Astralis
2020-05-27 17:22
What the F is going on... F
2020-05-27 17:23
Dont leave us clutch minister :(
2020-05-27 17:23
uh oh
2020-05-27 17:23
RIP
2020-05-27 17:24
Bring back Karrigan and Cajunb
2020-05-27 17:23
people acting as if xyp9x is leaving Astralis for good. Give him a summer break like any normal working human being for god sake
2020-05-27 17:23
WTF
2020-05-27 17:23
Good choice. Pandemic will prevent LAN events for the foreseeable future and no one cares about online CS. Travelling will be impacted for an even longer time. Perfect opportunity to chillax and return later when real competition is back on the menu.
2020-05-27 17:23
1 reply
#554
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Germany Godx22
yeah that's what I tought
2020-05-27 19:52
Wtf is going on?
2020-05-27 17:24
Not gonna lie, astralis without clutch minister will be hard
2020-05-27 17:24
wtf is going on anymore?
2020-05-27 17:24
WHAT?
2020-05-27 17:24
Broky > xyp9x
2020-05-27 17:25
Press F for the clutchs
2020-05-27 17:25
#240
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Argentina nokkiii
Movement god, really smart players and best support out there. I DONT think he''ll leave astralis but if he does every single T1 team is going after him
2020-05-27 17:25
That makes sense Xyp9x was not on the Astralis Livestream on Twitch the other day and the questions about it got ignored.
2020-05-27 17:25
#245
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Sweden godname
lol
2020-05-27 17:26
he did not performe THAT great past 3 months. Good for astralis to get rid of that overrated average player
2020-05-27 17:26
1 reply
pahahhah
2020-05-27 17:34
#248
REZ | 
Sweden Goudi
leaving cuz they suck online xD
2020-05-27 17:26
+faze ez
2020-05-27 17:26
smh
2020-05-27 17:26
please come to mibr, we are big fan
2020-05-27 17:27
Nooooooooooooooooo, one of my fav players... Why man???
2020-05-27 17:27
#255
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Brazil Fauchard
RIP astralis
2020-05-27 17:28
#256
AK47 | 
Afghanistan r@W
wtf, mister xyp9x cum2FaZe after break)))
2020-05-27 17:28
I hope that people realize that he'll come back and Astralis will clap cheeks again ... It's always the same with these cunts
2020-05-27 17:28
jugi: make astralis great again
2020-05-27 17:28
Astralis lekr0 Esetag to finally play Mark my words
2020-05-27 17:28
A rocky road ahead for Astralis.
2020-05-27 17:28
I WAS HERE
2020-05-27 17:29
I think this is it for Astralis as we know it even if they do come back after the summer as seems to be the plan. Can't really blame them though. And again I see parallels between them and Liquid. I don't think burnout has anything to do with it. I think these are teams that defined and touched greatness and I don't think online CS really scratches that itch. So until LAN comes back I wouldn't even be surprised to see Glaive and Xyp come back and then someone else takes a break. And I don't know at this point if we see LAN again until next year.
2020-05-27 17:29
RIP astralis :(
2020-05-27 17:30
#269
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United States fart_lmao
Leaving while #1.. fucking POG
2020-05-27 17:30
xD
2020-05-27 17:30
F Astralis
2020-05-27 17:30
EZ money on future matches
2020-05-27 17:30
astralisgroup.net/news/salary-agreement Amid the global COVID19 challenge, the management, employees and most players of Astralis Group have entered a voluntary agreement to reduce salaries by up to 30%. The voluntary agreement has been entered in solidarity to secure the jobs for all employees in the organization and to avoid being forced to send any employees home on leave with governmental support. And then they sign 2 new players? Ofcourse the Core-team are unhappy and dont want to work as hard for less money.
2020-05-27 17:31
#277
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Brazil goatzera
FINALLY! RIP
2020-05-27 17:32
Sad news. When a strong opponent has problems, it is not happy. But all teams go through these tests. I would like to wish you to settle all your problems faster and stay in the top of the strong teams )
2020-05-27 17:32
#279
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Denmark Mutsgah
Noooooooooooooooo 😣
2020-05-27 17:32
wheres es3tag?
2020-05-27 17:32
RIP ASTRALIS
2020-05-27 17:32
no fakin way
2020-05-27 17:32
They signed 6th player before jugi, what happened to him?
2020-05-27 17:32
5 replies
#286
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Portugal dracø
still under contract for now.
2020-05-27 17:32
4 replies
who was he?
2020-05-27 17:33
3 replies
#294
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Portugal dracø
Es3tag from heroic
2020-05-27 17:34
2 replies
"No team" on his profile page. Thats weird
2020-05-27 17:36
1 reply
#322
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Poland vexxy77
It' because he's not playing but he's still under Heroic contract, but he isn't in active lineup
2020-05-27 17:38
#284
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Portugal dracø
Could this be because of the 7 man roaster? Glaive and xyp9x not approving this path for the team? Regardless, this is the end of an era, probably the best era we had on csgo. Glaive and xyp9x are 2 important in this system for it to work without them. They could replace device, magisk and dupreeh and the team would function in the same way (with less firepower, but with the same structure). [*] Astralis [*]
2020-05-27 17:32
1 reply
I would assume so. I feel like since Astralis took their org public they are thinking about trying to make money off the game instead of focusing on CSGO... but these players can retire and fade away because they got paid...but it's sad.. Proof is in trying to get Lekro - there is no point in that outside of $. There no tangible benefit in a 7 man roster - CS is about team chemistry on the fly in the toughest situations - not about your roster on paper. You can't just slot random people into big games and expect the same results - no matter how good that player is. Plus - Valve can easily make a rule that says you have to play with the same 5 players unless there is an emergency - I mean I thought that rule somewhat existed already where you can't just shuffle players. What's next ? 10 man rosters where a totally different 5 players plays the next match? Playing 2 tournaments at once under the same team name? It makes no sense in the sense of the "sport".
2020-05-28 06:52
must be so tilting to play with bitching device, literally makes other people insane
2020-05-27 17:32
Rip. They just lost the key player of the team
2020-05-27 17:34
Huge loss for Astralis.
2020-05-27 17:34
NO WAY, this is totally unexpected. On the other hand, we need to start talking about players getting burned because of the great amount of matches, the great pressure that they have to overcome and all the stress they have to suffer. We need to start talking about leaving more space between tournaments and between matches. I think its a supreme need to understand this, and due to it we need to change things out.
2020-05-27 17:34
#300
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United Kingdom sslemons
sad way for an era to end. RIP
2020-05-27 17:35
#303
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Brazil Mtz1997
F total for Xyps
2020-05-27 17:35
What?Huge downgrade.
2020-05-27 17:35
It’s crazy for Astralis - cluch magister leave
2020-05-27 17:36
get well xyp :'(
2020-05-27 17:36
Danish weak mentality
2020-05-27 17:37
2 replies
Dude they won more events in the row than any team. It's ez to get burn out but they kept being on that lvl. If u call it weak mentality u should rethink it
2020-05-27 17:47
1 reply
+1
2020-05-27 20:31
#313
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Germany liddarn
7 man roster became a 5 man roster real quick kek
2020-05-27 17:37
#314
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Sweden Zolity
pog
2020-05-27 17:37
+es3tag?
2020-05-27 17:37
1 reply
he is not released from contract with heroic yet as it says in the article
2020-05-27 17:54
#317
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
why is astralis falling apart??
2020-05-27 17:37
#325
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Spain elskio
We can wait
2020-05-27 17:39
Waduhek is happening??????
2020-05-27 17:40
no more smoke kills for Astralis yay
2020-05-27 17:42
the end of an era
2020-05-27 17:42
WAIT WHAT????
2020-05-27 17:43
Well this be the first test in CS history that a team is resting players, it will pay off certainly in theory it should avoid a complete burn out and self destruction that many former number one teams encounter. They shouldn't dip below top 5 which is a major success.
2020-05-27 17:43
8 men roster inc lol
2020-05-27 17:44
Is it just me, or does playing CS for a living make people unhappy? It seems like it's causing a lot of mental problems. I wonder whether a serious e-sports journalist would investigate something like this, even though it's potentially endangering their own job.
2020-05-27 17:44
4 replies
+1 is exhausting when a hobby becomes an obligation
2020-05-27 17:46
1 reply
cs is not fullfilling. too much instant quick dopamine also humans have a body and they need to use it to be happy
2020-05-27 18:21
any job makes people unhappy as long as it's something u HAVE to do to live
2020-05-27 18:20
1 reply
+1 mate, well said !!!
2020-05-27 18:33
boring cs over. YES.
2020-05-27 17:44
3 replies
F for Xyp9x. Congrats, broky is now officially the new clutch minister.
2020-05-27 17:49
2 replies
broky is xyp9x lost child.
2020-05-27 17:52
#393
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Pakistan LoOuU2
No that would be Twistzz but Broky close second now.
2020-05-27 17:58
#348
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Germany ConAction
Wait wtf ? why???
2020-05-27 17:45
#350
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Europe LoookATme
:O RIP
2020-05-27 17:46
The should pick up Basso
2020-05-27 17:46
4 replies
The fuck ?!?!?!
2020-05-27 17:51
3 replies
he is Danish and a free agent
2020-05-27 18:40
2 replies
And a noname really
2020-05-27 19:14
1 reply
True but there isn't any other danish free agents and JUGi isn't exactly the best player either
2020-05-27 20:11
Unexpected, gl clutch minister
2020-05-27 17:47
#358
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Denmark Duke1996
Noooo. What did I just read???????
2020-05-27 17:48
when they say he is on leave, is he just taking a break like glaive or is he done with the team?
2020-05-27 17:48
3 replies
#368
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Russia SW@G_2
Who knows
2020-05-27 17:49
we will have to wait for xyp3x to tell, probably in twitlonger :D
2020-05-27 17:55
They are taking a leave, not parting ways.
2020-05-27 19:13
WTF?
2020-05-27 17:49
Rip Astralis, Navi top1
2020-05-27 17:49
#363
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Why don't they get Valde? Fuck the money needed to do so.
2020-05-27 17:49
1 reply
Sounds like a good thing
2020-05-27 19:15
#364
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Russia SW@G_2
Cuck out
2020-05-27 17:49
Xyp9x was the only good player in Astralis, now that his braindead IGL went on for a break, it's time for him to search for a better team. Maybe it's his moment to join Gen.G the best team in the world, he'd be a great addition. #FarewellClutchMinister #NACS>EUCS #GenGTop1Team2020 #AutimaticTop1Player2020
2020-05-27 17:49
Rest well Clutch Minister
2020-05-27 17:50
#373
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Well, its not a leave, its a break, just wrong writing by the auther. Im happy he/they take a break, since its very understandable.
2020-05-27 17:50
1 reply
#418
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Sweden wyv0
Lmao Some shady shit going on in astralis, they leaving Astralis and creating a new team.
2020-05-27 18:05
Noooo, not my favourite player :'(
2020-05-27 17:51
Uhh they tried get lekr0, that would kinda be cool to see in play :(
2020-05-27 17:52
#379
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Lithuania maL0VAS
probably something happened with their cheat supplier, so they bail out for some time till he comes up with updated hax supply. danish haxx0rs in shambles
2020-05-27 17:53
Wise decisions being made, props to them. Might cost them results in the nearby future and even the Rio major, but might be better for the team in the long term and surely will be healthier for the players taking a break, not mentioning giving room for JuGi, es3tag and maybe other players to come
2020-05-27 17:53
1 reply
1st bra71lian on hltv that got a brain
2020-05-27 18:17
whaat :O
2020-05-27 17:53
The end😔
2020-05-27 17:53
Smh...
2020-05-27 17:54
Okay , astralis is dead now
2020-05-27 17:55
One of the best players in the history of this game. Hope to see him in the stage soon.
2020-05-27 17:55
#388
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well these players taking a break was very likely the reason why they were signing other players but the time offs for them coming too soon is sure unexpected. I think Xyp9x break wasn't expected or planned unlike Glaive's , that's were they are struggling to find someone now. Nothing to worry about imo, this is online era for some time and big tournies like Cologne and Major are most probably gonna be suspended rather than played online cause Covid doesn't seem to be disappearing anytime soon. They be back before LANs kick in.
2020-05-27 17:59
2 replies
+1
2020-05-27 18:01
That's true. Too much online games are more stressfull and meaningless IMO.
2020-05-27 18:09
I really hope he returns. Xyp9x and glave are the OG's of Astralis.
2020-05-27 17:58
Who cares. He’s overrated and barely relevant anyways. Astralis is dead. Everyone should be happy
2020-05-27 18:00
7 replies
any player from astralis is better than the whole na scene
2020-05-27 18:02
6 replies
#612
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North America onionmesh
can confirm i am from na blastralis is way better than na cs
2020-05-27 21:43
5 replies
only in ur dream, trash.
2020-05-28 01:22
4 replies
#687
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North America onionmesh
? u contradicted urself. u said astralis > na cs. i said astralis > na cs but now u say only in my dreams astralis > na cs
2020-05-28 07:10
3 replies
i think u tried to show sarcasm
2020-05-28 07:25
2 replies
#696
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North America onionmesh
br cs > eu cs that's sarcasm
2020-05-28 09:14
1 reply
dont see where to laugh. old sk were a great team like astralis a year or more ago
2020-05-28 09:30
#396
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Finland de_suomi
goodbye alien head
2020-05-27 18:00
just all of astralis go vacation island
2020-05-27 18:00
#399
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Russia Runcheck
New era?
2020-05-27 18:00
Haha wtf omegalulu
2020-05-27 18:01
#408
mhL | 
Poland Mratu
Big F
2020-05-27 18:03
let the clutch minister rest a little. soon he'll be back stronger.
2020-05-27 18:03
#411
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Sweden wyv0
Astralis owner can fuck off. The 5 astralis players slowly making their way out now
2020-05-27 18:03
What i don't understand, is why the whole Astralis roster doesn't just take 3 months off - Would be a cakewalk to get back to #1 anyways
2020-05-27 18:03
1 reply
+1
2020-05-27 18:15
#416
God | 
Russia amc20
I am from the future, these are the new HLTV articles Magisk takes time off to deal with burnout Dupreeh retires from CS Device moves to Valorant Jugi kicked after poor performance every game
2020-05-27 18:05
1 reply
Hahahahahaha made my day men <3
2020-05-27 18:14
#417
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Hungary raffai
What the fucking hell
2020-05-27 18:05
RIP
2020-05-27 18:06
#421
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Croatia Netkov
Nice! Now I declare that Astralis era is officialy over!
2020-05-27 18:07
1st glave and now xyp9x is astralis era over?
2020-05-27 18:08
WTF? RIP ASTRALIS Xyp9x LEGEND
2020-05-27 18:08
#428
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Mongolia OMC12
Dont worry guys Xyp9x comeback one day.He love this game we love this game.
2020-05-27 18:10
Finally we will see some competition in the scene! Will be extremely so hard to find someone to replace the best support ever! And we were hoping for 7 vs 5 KEKW All these players won a lot of money and they have their shares on org so why wold they play a dead game for longer?! (I have 4.5k hours and feel bored after just two games when I play weekly but they have more than 10k surely)
2020-05-27 18:12
F
2020-05-27 18:12
#431
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Brazil Skrol
Really????????
2020-05-27 18:13
#432
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Czech Republic PaYaB
He'll be back with gla1ve for major.
2020-05-27 18:13
What's happening now in the CS scene? another one for unknown time :(
2020-05-27 18:14
#437
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Indonesia Journeast
Didn't see that coming, is he on vacation?
2020-05-27 18:16
Oh mens! gg
2020-05-27 18:17
Bro have fun on vacation
2020-05-27 18:17
E3tag can't play in xyp3x place?why?
2020-05-27 18:18
1 reply
he's still contracted to Heroic
2020-05-27 18:23
Lololol gg Astralis
2020-05-27 18:18
D:
2020-05-27 18:18
oh no no no no, please no, for fucks sake no...
2020-05-27 18:22
rip astralis
2020-05-27 18:23
no way none of these players got kicked or dont want to play in an 8 man roster. Like sure, stayed together for 2 years, now that new players join some want to have sick leaves or pauses instead of fighting for a roster spot.
2020-05-27 18:26
2 replies
#460
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Italy NotNew
dude do you really think they left because the 7 man roster and not the other way around?
2020-05-27 18:28
1 reply
in the case of Xypn9x no I dont think so. Jugi for Glaive very likely tho.
2020-05-27 18:35
#456
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Switzerland Juuzou_
Why tho..? Any speculatioms?
2020-05-27 18:26
1 reply
covid like gla1ve probably.
2020-05-27 18:33
Why are these Danes "burned out" suddenly during a period when you are literally sitting comfortably at home, enjoying family life not having to travel at all??? This doesn't make any logical sense.
2020-05-27 18:27
7 replies
being a cuck wears a lot on you.
2020-05-27 18:34
despite being at home, there are other factors that impact peoples physical and mental health. plus, these guys have been on a long campaign.. i dont think you have the ability to understand the toll it takes on you. also, despite being esports players, they have lives, family, bodies and minds that wear down.
2020-05-27 18:34
1 reply
#495
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Estonia qoznyyy
++ the extra weigth as keeping the "best team" title etc
2020-05-27 18:43
#567
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
traveling, despite it being a tedious process, is probably really fun though. sitting at home just drinking coke zero and playing isn't quality life in some peoples' eyes. besides, this is perfect time to rest, everything is online play and there wont be major until late 2020
2020-05-27 20:06
2 replies
He's living in Copenhagen, if that's not quality life I don't think travel helps mate.
2020-05-29 14:39
1 reply
#727
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
copenhagen is boring as fuck compared to the rest of the world
2020-05-29 15:22
i guess they could use this time of 'online-only events' to take a break away from cs, just netflix and chill until next season meanwhile jugi and zonic can have some fun online
2020-05-28 01:22
#462
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Asia mocity123
WTF
2020-05-27 18:29
f
2020-05-27 18:30
whats happening Astralis era and real Astralis are disbanding. Sad.
2020-05-27 18:31
Covidstralis
2020-05-27 18:33
wtf xyp9x leaving for no reason? and they have no backup instead of coach
2020-05-27 18:34
only astralis can beat astralis
2020-05-27 18:35
psycha is sitting
2020-05-27 18:36
I'm not a fan of Astralis, but this is becoming kind of sad with all of these changes... We'll see what ideas they come up with I guess.
2020-05-27 18:36
#479
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Estonia qoznyyy
Danish heavyweights have attempted to acquire Jonas "Lekr0" lmfaoooooo rip astralis
2020-05-27 18:37
imagine winning majors and disband after
2020-05-27 18:38
1 reply
They don't disband idiot,he is taking a break
2020-05-27 18:46
You know, astralis always do brainless things in our opinions but astralis proves us wrong again and again. The last few changes to astralis have yet again been brainless in our eyes but I think astralis have proved us times and times again that we should trust them when they make high risk choices.
2020-05-27 18:39
1 reply
+1
2020-05-27 20:24
no brain in the main brain= astralis
2020-05-27 18:39
wtf
2020-05-27 18:40
RIP ... this sucks for Astralis
2020-05-27 18:40
#490
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Russia Ou7bReaK
f
2020-05-27 18:42
finally shitstralis is dead ahahahha
2020-05-27 18:43
#494
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Denmark Zaerdna
Jesus fucking christ, do people actually know what "taking a leave" means?
2020-05-27 18:43
1 reply
+1 It appears, to not be the case
2020-05-27 23:05
#497
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Chile nachooww
rip asstralis
2020-05-27 18:44
Hopefully no major pog
2020-05-27 18:44
They tired to win?
2020-05-27 18:45
#503
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Italy MulaManca
bruh
2020-05-27 18:46
Besides Magisk, Xyp was probably the last guy I expected to go on a leave.
2020-05-27 18:48
#507
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Indonesia shiftyyy_
is time to shine
2020-05-27 18:52
I am so disappointed with how this thread has evolved! My biggest disappointment is that the thread has become racist between people in threads and is not about what the thread is about !!! Fortunately, I see some have understood the message! Example #50 _Jazz_ and #113 Whales_??? and #388 Lo0uU2 Again, Astralis sets new standards on how to care for players in professional e-sports. Maybe you are too young to understand or ????? To understand the Danish way to take care of players in a game! And the only response is harm and racist comments!!! Shame on you. And All can be sure that I will check the full tread, and report all posts which not in a proper standard and I can only hope HLTV will ban some of you. A very disappointed person, who love CS:GO !
2020-05-27 19:08
i think that theyre taking the whole online only time to take player breaks, as it's not as important as a time with many lans
2020-05-27 18:57
rather than waste more money, just put zonic in the lineup until es3tag available to play for them
2020-05-27 19:00
another Astralis player is turned off now because of drugs
2020-05-27 19:01
NO PLS
2020-05-27 19:01
GG.
2020-05-27 19:09
W H Y?
2020-05-27 19:10
lmao vacationstralis
2020-05-27 19:14
navi #1 lets goo
2020-05-27 19:19
1 reply
for one week, no longer
2020-05-27 19:21
I hope he comes back stronger, he is one of the very likeable guys in scene. They could win the 5th and have a break then corona messed up that.
2020-05-27 19:20
Fk this article can some1 explain????????????????
2020-05-27 19:22
#539
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Portugal eilzinho
Probably scared of having to play sAw
2020-05-27 19:28
1 reply
#566
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
lmao +1
2020-05-27 20:04
Have a 7-man roster and forced to play with the coach? What are Astralis paying the players for? :Dd
2020-05-27 19:28
Finally bot Xyp9x left SHITstralis
2020-05-27 19:28
#543
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Estonia mr_abdul
ggs in the chat, greatest cs team to ever play
2020-05-27 19:30
Astralis Karrigan
2020-05-27 19:36
Team meta era was real nice tho
2020-05-27 19:38
wtf.. relax man , they just need some time to enjoy their millions and spend a little , you know?? that's the point of having multi-men roster when youre making million$$$$ you gotta spend it at some point so u bring these guys to replace u for a bit while ur chillin in the Bahamas , all makes sense no?
2020-05-27 19:39
#549
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Turkey Tby17Q
This era of Astralis is gonna be even worse than their Blastralis era
2020-05-27 19:45
Zonic gonna have to remind people what he can do
2020-05-27 19:45
Soon entire roster is going to go on a break
2020-05-27 19:46
Odds on big org coming back into CS and signing him and Lukas. hmmmmm
2020-05-27 19:49
3 replies
Why? He is just on vacation idiot and will come back for the major with glaive
2020-05-27 21:07
2 replies
why call me an idiot XDDDDD so toxic bruh. Also how can someone be ready to compete for a major after being on vacation while other teams stay in form. AHAHAHAHa. Also why would they enquire for top IGL ALEX if it was just a standard vacation OR "medical leave" (LUL how can someone have a clearly defined medical leave anyway). Stop eating up Nikolaj Nyholm's persistent lies. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-05-27 21:40
1 reply
0/8
2020-05-28 00:11
F for the best Counter Strike team of all time
2020-05-27 19:54
#561
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Macau bushed
why?
2020-05-27 20:01
NOOOOOOO, MY FAVORITE PLAYER, THE MOST INTELLIGENT PLAYER OF ALL TIME, INSPIRATION, BRAIN OVER AIM, PLEASE COMEBACK SOON LEGEND
2020-05-27 20:03
He’s leaving temporarily, isn’t it?
2020-05-27 20:11
#572
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Hungary Shiron212
rip Astralis :(
2020-05-27 20:12
Why xyp9x why :(
2020-05-27 20:18
So I was right when I noticed something looked off in their behavior at Katowice and there might be some backstage issues... And now they are trying to get Lekr0, ALEX, and will get es3tag ? Who's next to leave the boat ? Looks like we might see a team with gla1ve, xyp and ??? in a few monthes?
2020-05-27 20:21
#575
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Kazakhstan TraGics
Noooooooo!!!!! Astralis rip! GG!
2020-05-27 20:21
What the fuck is going on...
2020-05-27 20:26
Great time to take a leave to focus on other areas in life, coming back invigorated and prevent burnout. Hope that you come back Xyp!
2020-05-27 20:29
Are they all having mental issues or something because of too much stress? I wish the best for them...
2020-05-27 20:36
so rip
2020-05-27 20:39
smell like a fight because of money . why is astralis spliting?? they are GOATS and playing peek CS. why stop now?
2020-05-27 20:44
1 reply
They just take a break before major
2020-05-27 21:04
F nahoy
2020-05-27 20:52
Best teal to ever touch the game
2020-05-27 20:55
The comments here have great entertainment value. So many tinfoil hats... It will indeed be interesting to see how the next couple of months pans out for Astralis. I hope for the sake of all pro CS players, that TO's and CSPPA will take serious action very soon to avoid further escalation of stress among the pro players. Insane amounts of tournaments/matches, traveling etc. When players in their mid-twenties(ish) stops or pauses their careers because of burnout and stress, something is indeed very very wrong with the scene. Don't get me wrong, i absolutely love to watch the pros play this game, and i can't get enough, but they are also just humans, and the pro CS yearly schedule is simply inhuman. I sincerely wish all the best to Olof, ALEX, gla1ve, xyp9x and to whomever else that might be feeling the pressure mounting. I hope to see you all back in tip top shape as soon as possible!
2020-05-27 20:55
1 reply
+1
2020-05-27 23:15
ASTRALIS ERA IS OFFICIALLY SUPER OVER
2020-05-27 20:56
#592
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Germany Matjeka
ok tf is happening bro
2020-05-27 21:01
#594
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Brazil oldStar
WTF ?! 😲😲😲🤯
2020-05-27 21:05
This then followed by Device, dupreeh, and magisk also taking a break. Then all of them return for Rio major, win it, and finally closing the last chapter of Astralis... It was almost a farfetched dream but man can dream. 😅
2020-05-27 21:07
WOW they know nobody can't beat them so they're bored WOW
2020-05-27 21:09
rip
2020-05-27 21:11
F
2020-05-27 21:24
Don't fix or leave what is not broken. I understand they are under a lot of pressure, but imagine football stars, they have it 20x worse for 10 years str8. IF the won't come back shortly they might regret it BIG TIME.
2020-05-27 21:28
that's what happens when the company starts to sell stocks, things go downhill
2020-05-27 21:33
#609
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
ASTRALUL
2020-05-27 21:36
Ok i think they need Refrezh again :) +refrezh
2020-05-27 21:39
#613
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North America onionmesh
device dupreeh magisk xyp9x gla1ve to all leave astralis?
2020-05-27 21:44
Lol wtf is going on with RiPstralis?
2020-05-27 21:49
who will win the clutch rounds? At this point xyp is a legend, Respect!
2020-05-27 22:05
Thanks for all, that was a great era.
2020-05-27 22:16
Sad.
2020-05-27 22:17
riperino
2020-05-27 22:18
#622
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Turkey PhauX
wtf? Will he keep playing cs?
2020-05-27 22:22
Well atleast the majors will get interesting now
2020-05-27 22:26
I heard magisk wants xyp out
2020-05-27 23:07
1 reply
Bullshit
2020-05-27 23:48
im happy for lekr0
2020-05-27 23:07
Device, Dupreeh, and Magisk are the 3 best mechanically out of the original 5 but glaive and xyp were the 2 smartest so likely the end of Astralis, atleast there will be competition at the majors. (unless everyone is taking a break now to come back better at the Rio Major)
2020-05-27 23:10
Astralis meyern arriving?
2020-05-27 23:27
This is really sad news. Warm thoughts to Xyp9x and gla1ve and the remaining guys; device, dupreeh and Magisk <3
2020-05-27 23:40
Time to make children. Go for it! Fuck CS
2020-05-27 23:52
1 reply
Cannot argue with this, this would be such a sensible thing to do. Problem is, CS is so addictive, everyone wants to show how good they are at this game compared to the oppo's.
2020-05-28 00:17
Do the Virtus.Pro
2020-05-27 23:54
Smart decision from xyp9x. He knew Asstralis will never ever be able to beat and end NaVi Era so he decided to leave this sinking ship.
2020-05-27 23:54
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Who won the last major? Was it Astralis by any chance? Oh it was! Where exactly were Navi when this unprecedented event took place? Ohh they lost to Ence, yeah I remember now, Navi lost 2 whole maps to Ence.... Did i miss this Navi era while Astralis were the very best team that CSGO has ever seen? When were Navi the best? Plz explain.
2020-05-28 00:11
I will miss watching Frankenstein's Monster out think all who try to stand against him when he is all alone. I will miss watching Frankenstein's Monster as he hands people their heads with a scout when on a forcebuy. I hope he has a good restful time & comes back even more determined to make other pro players look bamboozled or foolish in the 1 v X situation's.
2020-05-27 23:58
Sad - very, very sadness.. Fuck It - still T1
2020-05-27 23:59
The GOATest team are checking out. It has been a pleasure to know you. New Astralis Top Gun incoming?
2020-05-28 00:07
what the fuck is astralis doing hahahah
2020-05-28 00:16
1 reply
They’re checking out and resting on their well deserved moneys. Can you blame them?
2020-05-28 01:32
KEKW
2020-05-28 00:17
fnaticup
2020-05-28 00:54
astralis what the actual fuck
2020-05-28 01:09
#658
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Indonesia Exodd
Good guy Astralis, current players take leave to give other teams a chance. Never before a team dominated the scene for so long like they did.
2020-05-28 01:14
oh crap..Jugi and estag/ whos next? snappy cadian and niko ? astralis turn into old heroic roster lmao
2020-05-28 01:35
When gaym3rs who have never worked a real job in their lives need to take leave from playing a video game????
2020-05-28 01:59
4 replies
if the "not real" job pays you hundreds of thousands of dollar a year, I'll take it every day of the week and twice on sundays. Even if I have to take some jeering from some no life whiny little kid like you.
2020-05-28 03:43
2 replies
what you just wrote to me has nothing to do with what my comment was about??? low iq chink lmao
2020-05-28 09:54
1 reply
??? Troll better
2020-05-29 03:57
#682
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Indonesia Exodd
I’m sorry to say this, but you’ve got the boomer mindset my guy
2020-05-28 05:26
what the fuck
2020-05-28 02:05
astralis finally get destroyed but by themselves
2020-05-28 02:49
nooo clutch minister BibleThump
2020-05-28 03:32
They're going to fuck everyone in the next major, aren't they?
2020-05-28 03:44
just when I think 2020 can't be any worse... something bad is happening internally. I can smell it.
2020-05-28 03:56
People not reading the article but commenting on how tragic is that xyp left :D
2020-05-28 04:07
#679
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United Kingdom FEodAL
lol
2020-05-28 04:11
With the whole pandemic and everything being online, best time to take a step back in all honesty
2020-05-28 05:09
smart decision, he knew VAC system would be upgraded
2020-05-28 05:28
As long as Device is there they will keep winning.
2020-05-28 06:01
#690
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Indonesia cleostar
DUDE WHY? :(
2020-05-28 07:28
Funny, few weeks ago I said that they were probably doing a smooth replacement of the active line-up cause 2 players will retire. It's not retiring (yet) but taking a break can show us Astralis will not be the same by the end of the entire.
2020-05-28 07:29
What!!!!!
2020-05-28 08:19
Bro... :( :( :(
2020-05-28 08:50
Made a bet for 200 euro that astralis will win DH. Right after bet gla1ve left and now this. GG.
2020-05-28 08:56
They can bounce back from this, it's all OK. I think after the break they will reset their minds and dominate the scene once again. It's always good to take a break when you start burning out
2020-05-28 09:52
Well, sometimes, players like to take a break and this weird coronaseason is the best time to do it. There is literally nothing to lose.
2020-05-28 09:57
Okay Astra 2.0 Gla1ve, Xyp9x, Kjarbaye, Kweez, Friis.
2020-05-28 10:42
1 reply
#705
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Lithuania aikaz45
such a downgrade omg...
2020-05-28 11:10
#703
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Sweden hausmanis
I remember when they left TSM and started Astralis, i do know they looked at several oldschool old organisations such as Astralis but also EYEBALLERS ect where they could start a new orga with an old known name. Id "given" them the EYE rights for sure if it wasnt stolen from me but anyways ontopic again. They started a "for players by players" organisation, so how come everyone is burning out? did they leave that mentality behind them when to much money was involved? Would be much better to participat ein 50% less tournaments but keep the core intact and stabile for sure
2020-05-28 11:06
#704
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Lithuania aikaz45
i think they just want a holiday they will come back then device and dupreeh will take a break and lastly magisk
2020-05-28 11:07
#710
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Poland maxiu
Source 2 = no hax on pro scene so they leave to dont get any problem :D
2020-05-28 11:35
fuck off leave lekro alone reeeeeeeeeeeee
2020-05-28 14:46
fnatic will win next Major
2020-05-28 15:13
bye astralis
2020-05-28 16:01
why the ***k they have to do this? No one can replace xyp9x and glave. JUGI is a great player but he can't standin for glave. And xyp9x has terror on teams how the hell you are gonna get that. teams fear from his clutch potential. And Last time I checked even dupreeh was not performing on his usual levels.
2020-05-28 21:50
They´re come back at rio major an win it, save this reply
2020-05-29 01:17
astralis.....
2020-05-29 20:40
#731
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Portugal getl0w
sad : (
2020-06-03 03:07
#732
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Denmark Kon10R
The KING of Counter Strike deserves a breather. We all bow to his decision ... And we will all sing and dance upon his return!
2020-06-03 14:40
He Will be back
2020-06-03 16:39
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