Xyp9x takes leave - Report
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.
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.
Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)