Astralis in talks with MAD Lions over Bubzkji

The Danish giants could strengthen their squad ahead of the new tournament season with the highly-rated rifler.

Astralis have opened talks with MAD Lions with a view to signing Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, HLTV.org has learned. The two organisations are in the final stage of negotiations, with the 22-year-old likely to complete the move before Astralis' first tournament of the season, ESL One Cologne, which will start on August 18.

Bubzkji's future has been a subject of speculation since a report from 1pv.fr indicated that he had been moved to the bench. MAD Lions have stayed silent on the subject, only announcing that they were in the process of "reviewing our roster to position our team for continued success."

Bubzkji could be on his way out of MAD Lions soon

The 22-year-old's situation was briefly discussed by Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu on the Gamers Club Masters' official broadcast on Thursday afternoon. The MAD Lions coach, who is part of the tournament's on-air crew, said that Bubzkji "is currently being negotiated" and will join "a big team soon".

The signing will leave Astralis with an eight-man roster, with Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth currently on leave after requesting some time off before the player break. The Danish organisation is determined not to rush the duo back into the action to avoid losing the players due to medical reasons again. In a recent 'HLTV Confirmed' show, Astralis star Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz said that gla1ve will start playing again in August but didn't provide a timetable for Xyp9x's return.

Bubzkji emerged last year as one of Denmark's most exciting young talents under the tutelage of Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Tricked's win at V4 Future Sports Festival 2019, in Budapest, and also played a key role in MAD Lions' recent victory in Flashpoint 1, where he averaged a team-high 1.23 rating.

Astralis suffered a slump after losing gla1ve and Xyp9x, dropping out of the top 10 in the world rankings for the first time since November 2016. ESL One Cologne could also mark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen's debut for Astralis, with the 24-year-old having completed his free transfer from Heroic on July 1.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1507
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
i knew it
2020-07-30 22:54
ez 8v5
2020-07-30 22:55
haahahaahha
2020-07-30 23:16
every1 knew it
2020-07-30 23:33
#141
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India _SHM_
Kjarbye incoming next
2020-07-30 23:57
ew
2020-07-31 02:03
Cya in hell Danish scene
2020-07-31 02:06
are u the same guys as YEKINDARUNDERATED or something like that
2020-07-31 06:21
#251
Farlig | 
Denmark AdF
Wow Chill, Chinaman.
2020-07-31 09:45
astralis staff is drunk, why would they get him now if gla1ve comes back its just -jugi and its fine with that also bubzkji was so toxic in ML i dont think he will work good with that team they should have gotten farlig as soon as they needed someone to replace xyp and gla1ve instead of jugi imo
2020-07-30 23:58
#144
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Germany Koalafire
Why should they pick an awper if device is still there?
2020-07-31 00:00
jugi was also an awper before he joined. let farlig rifle, i think he is also rly good with it, and let him be the double awp that dupreeh always should have been. would have given them more ways to play the game during that time of missing 2 key members
2020-07-31 00:02
#185
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African Union IcanSEEit
astralis 10 man roster ez training 5v5 nobody know their tactics ez major clap astralis smart very
2020-07-31 01:00
Or maybe they'll just open an academy team
2020-07-31 03:51
#279
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Germany Koalafire
Academy team with players like Bubskij? Wasted potential for a second team instead but still a good team which could participate in all the high prize pool tier 2 events...
2020-07-31 15:54
The 5vs5 would be clever indeed! They would need to scrim vs other teams, otherwise it would be too one dimensional, and they could become tunnel visioned . But for testing various strats, it's good for sure!
2020-07-31 09:38
it doesn't work if everyone knows the tactics. I mean as soon as the 5 guys in reserve see the certain flashes or smokes in one part of the map they would immediately know what it's gonna follow. That is not why astralis has gotten all these new members
2020-08-01 03:48
#244
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Sweden fastflop
I dont think godsent want to lose farlig theyre kinda decent now that maiklele got benched haha
2020-07-31 08:55
Just 1 question. Who said bubzkij was toxic in ML? Maybe he had talks with Astralis long time ago and just wanted to quit ML so he can get a chance to play for the best team ever? And think about this, even if he was toxic, do you rly think he will be the toxic little kid when he gets to play with legends like, dupreeh, device, xyp9x and magisk? hell no edit: jugi will be out of astralis soon. he was a panic move and he wont be on the roster for long. i think they will go with the 5 legends + bubzkij (which could very well replace xyp9x in the long run, or maybe even dupreeh as he is getting older) and es3tag which will most likely just be a player they will occasionaly use in games that arent any important for the outcome of the tournament/qualifier.
2020-07-31 11:43
People who haven't lived in Denmark don't understand how straight to the point and rough danish people are when they talk. They also swear and banter a lot. Bubzkji was trash talking during flashpoint when groups were being made but it was all jokes. E.g. i remember him saying "this guy is fucking retarded" and pointing at Teses when teses had made a decision. Sounds bad out of context but obviously hes just joking.
2020-08-01 01:27
true he might grow with those players. But he really shittalked HUnden after his time with him in ML Hunden set the basis for this team to get better, and although no team will probably be the best team in the world with Hunden in it (just lacks fire power its clear) he set up these young players time and time again. just seemed like an ungrateful jerk thing to do imo.
2020-08-01 11:17
Nerfed aug = no astralis
2020-08-01 18:55
they've won the major after the aug nerf^^ but sure
2020-08-02 15:48
magisk used to be really toxic (or just 'emotional') too if you remembered. Glaive was also problematic few years ago. when they joined astralis they got better. This could be great for bubskji
2020-07-31 00:02
of course he got better, after 3 major wins in a row :)
2020-07-31 01:13
#189
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Kazakhstan JPDragao
Tomato face yes i remember
2020-07-31 01:15
toxicity is smth that comes out of frustration it can change
2020-07-31 00:09
Frustration? Mad Lions have been running golden this year. Talk about breakthrough...
2020-07-31 06:42
Yeah but there must have been indeed internal problems. Also astralis guys are really good and if there is someone to handle this, that is them
2020-07-31 11:30
He probably was toxic ingame
2020-07-31 12:28
#287
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France cedd
hunden tweeted and said this was false stop making shit up
2020-08-03 07:43
#11
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United States Frotha
lol
2020-07-30 22:55
#19
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United States btescobar
All of danish cs is gonna be Astralis soon
2020-07-30 22:56
They then proceed to make different squads within the Org named Bstralis, Cstralis, and so on
2020-07-31 06:37
*Year 2023, News Flash* Astralis takes over Denmark government administration after buying out Mette Fredrickson *Year 2027, New Information* Astralis in talks with France government to buyout their prime minister who was benched for 2 months. Astralis looking to strengthen their squad before 2029 elections. HLTV correspondent confirms the information and let's see what future holds. (P.S. just meme stuff, don't @ me for incorrect details. You can carry the thread till US or China/North Korea too :P)
2020-07-31 07:59
I liked it. Good sense of humour
2020-07-31 09:39
+1
2020-07-31 10:49
Huge massive pick up if they get him
2020-07-30 23:13
Esports monopoly in the making
2020-07-30 23:46
#96
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Sweden EssoNr
me too
2020-07-30 23:17
Expected
2020-07-30 23:26
Unnecessary snow covered ⁠Bubzkji⁠
2020-07-31 10:16
#2
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Argentina Maqu1nola
damn bro
2020-07-30 22:55
#3
Lekr0 | 
Sweden Onkov
Bruh
2020-07-30 22:55
ni dr
2020-07-30 22:55
astralis buys every danish player xD
2020-07-30 22:55
yea, they are buying free agents left right and center
2020-07-30 22:58
#66
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Poland Amirek
get free agents let them play for a while sell them ?????????????? PROFIT
2020-07-30 23:06
astralis on your cv every pro dream
2020-07-30 23:14
idk if you didnt get the obvious sarcasm or responded to the wrong guy
2020-07-30 23:42
Bubzkji is not a free agent i think,, they will have to pay a lot.. And i am sure xep9x or glaive, someones gonna leave.. I hope not
2020-07-30 23:40
we know for a fact glaive will be back in august. and why would xyp leave when they give him all the time he needs to recover. doesnt make any sense unless he never want to play pro again and he has anothr million dollar income (its just not realistic). they can use bubzkji till he comes back and then sell him for more than they bought him for. its very simple business but ppl on hltv are not too bright
2020-07-30 23:45
They are not gonna sell players. They are tryin to reinvent the scene. Imagine playing a top3 team that can switch 2-3 players from event to event. It will create a competetive invironment in practise and make everyone do their best to keep their spot. If anyone can pull it off it’s zonic and gla1ve. They reinvented the scene before.
2020-07-30 23:56
they are going to play all the tournaments they dont care about with these substitution players (which is a lot). and they will play every major with the astralis we know. they are human beings who became millionaires, now they are trying to make their life as comfortable as possible.
2020-07-31 00:16
#270
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Sweden Svahn
Jack of all trades, master of none
2020-07-31 11:30
Its is richard lews investigation vdo. Incase you have seen it
2020-07-31 04:10
Yes people on hltv and spunj, prof and striker are not bright like you who said it in the 1st place.. Its all speculation idiot.. No one know what astralis wanna do.. Dont try to act smart, cause you are not
2020-07-31 22:45
Wups, #139
2020-07-30 23:57
bubzkji is not a free agent?
2020-07-31 02:48
intelligence
2020-07-31 11:16
looool
2020-07-30 22:55
#8
NiKo | 
Egypt MuXSS
13 man roster inc.
2020-07-30 22:55
nice
2020-07-30 22:55
sick roster with him
2020-07-30 22:55
5
2020-07-30 22:55
#13
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Spain elskio
wtf
2020-07-30 22:56
nice
2020-07-30 22:56
bruh
2020-07-30 22:56
Expected
2020-07-30 22:56
#17
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
bad decision
2020-07-30 22:56
LUL
2020-07-30 22:56
#21
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Pakistan LoOuU2
bruh now i seriously think Glaive or Xyp might actually leave
2020-07-30 22:56
#28
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Spain elskio
+1
2020-07-30 22:57
#43
ANa | 
Romania GeDu
+1
2020-07-30 22:59
+1
2020-07-30 23:07
Not glaive but xyp9x leaving is looking more and more likely
2020-07-30 23:18
#111
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea mens, its pretty weird
2020-07-30 23:26
They said they are working towoards a 10 man roster. Gla1ve was also confirmed to be back in august by an astralis member , I think it was device.
2020-07-30 23:53
#164
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea it was confirmed by Device maybe they plan on letting go Device , Dupreeh & Magisk on medical leave like Xyp and Glaive currently and have these other players play in their place too, but its a waste of Bubzkji`s talent is that`s how he is gonna be utilized
2020-07-31 00:20
lets go bois
2020-07-30 22:56
RIP Astralis
2020-07-30 22:56
Waiting for "Astralis with talks with Kjaerbye"
2020-07-30 22:57
Kjaerbye to C9, heard it here first
2020-07-30 22:58
Pog
2020-07-30 23:06
#79
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United States Swadplan
would actually be fun to see, -Sonic
2020-07-30 23:10
#25
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Spain Pog_chaos
Let's fucking go 10 man roster
2020-07-30 22:57
we need 11, so they can play in Champions League
2020-07-30 23:08
lmao +1
2020-07-31 00:35
#221
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African Union elzuddd
should play in Champions Club first
2020-07-31 05:07
gg, gla1ve and xyp9x won't rejoin Astralis i'm calling it. We lost Astralis :(
2020-07-30 22:57
0% chance of this happening, gla1ve literally tweeted that he couldn't wait to come back and play with them
2020-07-30 22:59
#47
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Spain Pog_chaos
Dev1ce confirmed gla1ve will be back in time for cologne
2020-07-30 23:00
Xyp or Gla1ve must be leaving if they're signing Bubzkji
2020-07-30 22:57
Or they're looking to kick out JuGI pls
2020-07-30 22:58
Bubzkji will probably cost them a good amount though which makes me think one of those 2 must be leaving
2020-07-30 23:03
#84
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Denmark Jeffersond
Jugi is a temp, yes
2020-07-30 23:12
POG they have six players for ESL Cologne if finally is signed, -Jugi?
2020-07-30 22:58
#30
OK | 
Albania Edjon
30 million man roster
2020-07-30 22:58
wtff whyy?? xyp9x wont comeback for sure
2020-07-30 22:58
it does sound like it
2020-07-30 23:04
but why tho??
2020-07-30 23:08
expected.
2020-07-30 22:58
#37
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Portugal onemanLAUW
u-23 astralis team incoming
2020-07-30 22:58
#38
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Sweden Lagge15
Considering the rumors about Bubzkji I doubt he will be there the same time as Dupreeh and Device and Xyp9x for a log time.
2020-07-30 22:58
#115
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Pakistan LoOuU2
maybe thinking about the fact that even though he was the highest rated player in ML yet still got the boot make him realize that skill aint everything to be a pro if you are toxic
2020-07-30 23:28
#116
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Sweden Lagge15
I don't think he is toxic, I just think he got a personality that is exhausting to work with day in and day out. Hunden talked a bit about it (vaguely) in Stratbook Episode 2 the other day.
2020-07-30 23:30
FFS Bubzkji.... I mean sure, if you replace someone PERMANENTLY. But you probably wont...smh dude. Could have gone to FaZe, Mouz, Liquid maybe even coL. Instead you are gonna be member number EIGHT(!) in Astralis...yikes.
2020-07-30 22:58
#88
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Denmark Jeffersond
6 in Astralis ;)
2020-07-30 23:13
6? 1 Magisk 2 Dupreeh 3 Device 4 Xyp9x 5 gla1ve 6 JUGI 7 Es3tag 8 Bubzkji
2020-07-30 23:16
Well you do the math :p
2020-07-31 00:35
Yes? 8? Only player that left the team is Snappi for c0ntact?
2020-07-31 00:49
2 more is “leaving” :b
2020-07-31 01:24
Well. From the original 5 or the new players?
2020-07-31 01:27
#40
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Portugal xxxruixxx
They are forming 2 teams.. All T1 tournaments and majors finals will now be Astralis vs Astralis.
2020-07-30 22:59
#68
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Faroe Islands klnv
lmao
2020-07-30 23:07
Dreamhack Open
2020-07-30 23:18
+1
2020-07-30 23:25
#42
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Denmark pdxm
Would gla1ve actually leave considering his Returning on August? It's probably xyp9x
2020-07-30 23:01
I mean, if Bubzkji legit joins Astralis as a "bench player" hes just stupid lol. If he replace Xyp9x then i 100% understand why hes joining. Where do you think Xyp9x will go if this happens? Retire? Break? Another team?
2020-07-30 23:07
Well u dont think about full rotation device will probably take brake next Than magisk and dupreeh It wont be end of brakes from starting line up So having someone like bubzki cant be bad,he will play
2020-07-30 23:11
Still just stupid tbh. I mean....Bubzkji is literally wasting his time if hes gonna be a "rotation player" and be on the bench for long periods.. Bubzkji could literally have joined any team he wanted to, yet he joins Astralis to be a "rotation player"...lol.
2020-07-30 23:13
Bubzkji may not have gotten many other offers for a lot of reasons - you never know. He still gets paid, so it's a win in his book to join the best Danish team there is despite not being in the starting lineup.
2020-07-30 23:43
#99
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Denmark pdxm
He might join another team, that means jugi might also leave, and that might mean es3tag to be benched..
2020-07-30 23:18
#187
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
Xyp and Gla1ve getting sold for extremely high sums by predatory Astralis board members inc. RIP best team in CS history.
2020-07-31 01:12
buying xyp for an extremely high sum would be so stupid. he'd be so underwhelming outside of gla1ve's system. similar to coldzera.
2020-07-31 01:29
Pretty sure mouz can make it work
2020-07-31 04:17
toxic kid with moron face
2020-07-30 22:59
+1
2020-07-30 23:23
More players in the team, more fun. Probably with time, we will see substitutions after half time :D
2020-07-30 22:59
PogU
2020-07-30 23:00
Seems like they want to make something like AGO (2 teams, main and AGO nest (in the case of AGO)), cuz i don't see sense of blocking inactive players
2020-07-30 23:00
10 man roster
2020-07-30 23:00
#51
JW | 
Norway jatakk
8 man roaster
2020-07-30 23:00
Astralis 1 vs astralis 2 incoming
2020-07-30 23:01
Rip north
2020-07-30 23:02
#55
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Germany DieS0nne
when will it stop
2020-07-30 23:02
+1
2020-07-30 23:04
#57
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Uruguay iNVE14
wtf, whow wants to be in the bench that long behind
2020-07-30 23:04
Are they trying to copy Gamerlegion?
2020-07-30 23:04
#117
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Pakistan LoOuU2
AGO* , they are copying AGO GL never had a set 5th player iirc , AGO on the other hand had 7 confirmed players and were rotating them.
2020-07-30 23:30
Then they're most definently copying GL. They had 8 at one point, sure some inactive, but same goes for Astralis.
2020-07-30 23:35
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2
hmm , then i dont recall correctly. Apologies
2020-07-30 23:38
#59
trk | 
Brazil SkindCS
tehy are going to hire 10 then transfer them to academy ez
2020-07-30 23:04
HAHAHAHAHAA
2020-07-30 23:04
#63
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Argentina WaSTe_D
I'm pretty sure gla1ve is returning to play Cologne, so maybe xyp9x is not playing this event. idk mens, this is weird :(
2020-07-30 23:05
Nice. Now its time for gla1ve to FaZe and its done. FaZe top 1
2020-07-30 23:05
#67
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Sweden Trkmag
Ahaha 8 man roster
2020-07-30 23:07
Can someone tell me wtf is going on here?
2020-07-30 23:07
does astralis want to build 2 teams or what
2020-07-30 23:08
#76
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Europe LoookATme
wtf astralis is doing?? If you are so rich u can give also me contract
2020-07-30 23:09
EU flag in Dane Team? I think not
2020-07-30 23:18
#104
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Europe LoookATme
heheh
2020-07-30 23:19
you probably lack the enormous forehead and neck too
2020-07-30 23:20
Wow unexpected
2020-07-30 23:10
LOL astralis t3 team XD
2020-07-30 23:10
Astralis's 186th
2020-07-30 23:11
Astralis B in coming
2020-07-30 23:11
#85
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Bulgaria goshyy
OMEGALUL ASTRALIS BOUTTA BUY THE WHOLE DENMARK
2020-07-30 23:13
Astralis Akademy
2020-07-30 23:14
Wtf
2020-07-30 23:15
INB4 Astralis buying whole Denmark meme
2020-07-30 23:15
"Astralis in talks with entire country of Denmark over anyone who can hold a mouse"
2020-07-30 23:16
#97
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Russia LeGoBoys
How many players do you want? Astralis: YES
2020-07-30 23:17
#102
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Ukraine felzcsgo
okay, now North have nice chance going to be top10 teams hltv ;) aizy, msl, lekr0, cajunb, xyp9x
2020-07-30 23:19
#103
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Europe H1P_STER
8 players roster ok Buy 2 more players and u can make an academy team😎👍
2020-07-30 23:19
Good choice if they want to replace Magisk or Dupreh(makes no sense tho), terrible if its for Glaive or Xyp.
2020-07-30 23:20
hes gonna tilt the shit out of everyone
2020-07-30 23:22
might as well sign a couple more promising Danes and make an Astralis Academy team
2020-07-30 23:25
Expected
2020-07-30 23:27
Astralis building football team??? lol
2020-07-30 23:28
Astralis academy incoming Bubzkji Jugi 3setag Ma boy refrezh And the one and only hunden coming out of retirement. Don't forget kassad as a coach (?)
2020-07-30 23:31
#119
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Serbia bra1np
Wtf, 8999 players, i know, they will build two teams ez, first and second place global and annoy us, the haters of astralis
2020-07-30 23:31
edkvbc uhjdvg fhid what
2020-07-30 23:35
now just hire peter schmeichel and the laudrup brothers and go to the field
2020-07-30 23:37
With all respect to Astralis org and team, they are just destroying Danish scene doing that, when you buy all good players to amost don't use them, you are just using your monetary power to control your own scene and 'destroy' your local competition. One thing is like have all of 5 best players of your scene, other is hold like 7~8 of them. I don't know what they have in mind, but its kind of sad to international competition lose a team like madlions, i wish they prove otherwise in the future. Now that i have seen where they got the info Peacemaker will probably get a report from his org lol.
2020-07-30 23:44
#175
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Finland Khroni
I don't think it would destroy the Danish scene, there are a lot of danish players but a move like this somewhere else could easily destroy a scene Whoever regulates these sorts of things should start keeping an eye on this stuff because it could get to that point
2020-07-31 00:38
That's why i put comms 'cause it will make a lot weaker not complete destroy. Even so, maybe in the future we will have financial fairplay to play some leagues or major, 'cause it could just lower the international competition hold players like that. Ps i didnt put in the first 'destroy' so sorry, i didnt notice that.
2020-07-31 00:55
#190
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Finland Khroni
My bad my english skills get pretty bad when I'm tired I probably misread but I agree 100%
2020-07-31 01:22
I'm so confused by what Astralis is doing? Are they experimenting something for real or are they just trolling? 20 people CSGO team? I mean they may exploit the old trick "can't beat them, buy them". They just choke the Danish scene to the death by acquiring all the talents.
2020-07-30 23:45
#136
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Europe Rawrcakes
Think of it as an internship before we let them play with the international teams..
2020-07-30 23:52
blame the players that are joining. Bubzkji should have more ambition than being a bench player
2020-07-31 00:23
ahahahhahahahahahahahahahah
2020-07-30 23:48
#135
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Brazil Exfm
Astralis1 Astralis2 incoming
2020-07-30 23:49
what if MAD Lions intentionally benched Bubzkiji to try to catch Astralis's eyes? That would actually be 5head on paper but they are benching Bubzkiji their best or 2nd best player. If he doesn't have an insane buyout, I don't think its worth benching him.
2020-07-30 23:56
Like ChaddyB said once uppon a time on HLTV confirmed, Astralis might want to be stronger by making enemies weaker by buying their best players :DDDD
2020-07-31 00:00
Only problem is if they keep buying without results (C9 post Boston) they end up losing A LOT of money.
2020-07-31 00:11
Peacemaker destroyed yet another team
2020-07-31 00:01
Ez 4 Astralis Kjaerbye also inc.
2020-07-31 00:02
Astralis is making rugby team. nice
2020-07-31 00:03
rugby team? I think Astralis will establish a new state
2020-07-31 00:19
Please no
2020-07-31 00:12
#165
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China Grenadr
Astralis is dead until all the originals come back together
2020-07-31 00:20
Nice only two more. Who will it be??
2020-07-31 00:25
aizy +1 young player (fr0slev/TMB/kwezz) probably I think that Astralis will be playing with this roster next 2-3 months: gla1ve+Bubzkji+es3tag+JuGi+Xyp9x It's the time for dupreeh, dev1ce and Magiskb0Y to relax on their vacation.
2020-07-31 00:35
How many players do they want?
2020-07-31 00:26
-How many players do you want? -Yes.
2020-07-31 00:30
Honestly I think Astralis should remove es3tag, because I think he will not fit into this lineup, and also JUGi, because they already have better sniper in device and JUGi is just playing really bad. Bubzkji seems like a really good move for me. For the last spot I think they should take some IGL, because Magisk is great player, and he can stay on the team, but not as an IGL, his leading let's be completely honest is totally trash. gla1ve isn't the best IGL in the world, but he is pretty good, and I would love to see him coming back to the roster to fill the last spot. So for me they should make : -es3tag -JUGi +Bubzkji +gla1ve For me this change can make Astralis a good team again.
2020-07-31 00:29
whos the best igl in the world if not gla1ve?
2020-07-31 01:30
Honestly there is no perfect choice rn., but I have been really impressed with a style of game that Stewie2K setted up for Liquid, it's really aggresive and his mid round calling looks good at the same time, I think he might be the best IGL in the world atm.
2020-07-31 10:41
#174
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Germany _PH1L
Where do they get Astralis from the report? It states „big team“ and as striker said I thing too It would make more sense with g2 .... especially if look at the stats and see: if kenny performs they win if not they lose whilst nexa and Hunter herald perform every time although nexa is even calling .... so that leaves either Amanek or jackz dead weight
2020-07-31 00:36
Astralis smart mens they will send second 5 man team to some tournaments and the first one to others and bag keeps coming
2020-07-31 00:42
ez they will have 2 teams per event
2020-07-31 00:45
#178
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Europe Vallon4
Astralis are memeing at this point.
2020-07-31 00:47
wow this is starting to get ridiculous
2020-07-31 00:50
Bstralis: jugi es3tag bubzkji kjaerbye Mertz
2020-07-31 00:54
This team wold have really good chance to reach major finals with a GOD Jugi performance.
2020-07-31 10:06
Look, I kinda understand the idea of rotating on a constant base to give players the breaks they need. I just cannot believe that this really works on the highest level of competition. This is not like football/soccer, where you can replace 3 players and it would kinda work anyways. The meta of cs is changing too fast, infact so fast that you do not really have enough time to get 8 players on one boat. I do not believe you can establish a routine and perfect timings/strats/site gos with so many different player combinations. I would take the L if they proof me wrong but I really don't see this happening.
2020-07-31 00:54
What meta Does csgo have lol
2020-07-31 03:07
why not take all danish players 100 vs 5 better
2020-07-31 00:55
#186
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Netherlands itsm
Astralis creating new meta.. some players are just better at some maps than others.. bubzski will own on nuke and train while failing hard on dust2 where esetag will be doing damage. 20000iq
2020-07-31 01:10
expected
2020-07-31 01:28
Astralis is trying to built football team lul
2020-07-31 01:39
This decision was extremely expected. MAD Lions will for sure regret about the decision of benching one of the best player they've ever had.
2020-07-31 01:42
are you stupid? they benched him because astralis had bought him and did not want him to play. swedish kids these days...
2020-07-31 03:16
Wasnt this expected? Now for real Astralis will buy whole top tier denmarks players ngl
2020-07-31 02:03
#201
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United States 8lessed
sad days lmao
2020-07-31 02:06
Astralis B incoming
2020-07-31 02:18
only way astralis can stay relevant is to buy everyone out lmaoooooooooooooo
2020-07-31 02:28
XD
2020-07-31 02:41
#205
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United States JustBitsy
I figured they would get 7 but 8?
2020-07-31 02:43
expected since they only added trash players
2020-07-31 03:10
Next headline: "Astralis signs Denmark"
2020-07-31 03:23
Rip Australias
2020-07-31 03:44
Astralis CEO: how many player you want Zonic: yes
2020-07-31 03:49
#214
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World Beard43
lol, it almost seems like they're worried they'll become #2 in Denmark so they're buying players to weaken the other Danish teams.
2020-07-31 03:59
#238
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Indonesia Exodd
I doubt they want to waste so much $$$ for such trivial thing, it's fun to think about tho lol
2020-07-31 08:07
#258
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World Beard43
I agree it's ridiculous and unlikely. Having said that, they've taken a player from all 3 of the other top 30 Danish teams and they're not even using them all. Meanwhile they're on the decline still. So yeah ridiculous and unlikely, but, stranger things...
2020-07-31 10:21
#216
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Singapore Jaredlkj
This just feels like glave or xyp is not coming back anytime soon and they want to get rid of jugi
2020-07-31 04:16
#218
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Lebanon Xpicyy
This is what I've been waiting best Astralis move after adding Magisk
2020-07-31 04:23
what do they wanna do at this point? monopolize the danish cs?
2020-07-31 04:34
#220
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Brazil Lemonitos
GUYS After everyone take their breaks they'll just hire 2 more players and have like Astralis Academy.
2020-07-31 04:37
8v5 has to be the best strategy I've ever heard of...why has no one thought of this yet?
2020-07-31 05:35
#226
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Its stupid, he is not gonna fit into the team. He is toxic and not a good team player
2020-07-31 06:43
+1
2020-07-31 07:01
They said the same for Magisk but he has turned into one of the best players. Thats why Astralis brought sports psychologists in the team. Also lineup changes time after time are very necessarily and helpful. Sometimes game feels boring and especially when you have +10k hours. I have 4.2k hours and I still love the game but not as in the past when I had under 3k. Now I can't play more than 4 games and that once or twice a week. In the past I wold play like 6-8 everyday so Im assuming it's even more harder for people who have more than 6years doing the same thing and especially winning everything possible.
2020-07-31 10:02
Astralis 2020 : Let's buy every free danish player.
2020-07-31 06:44
I wonder how this is going to work. Rotation each map? Let the B team play in A or B tier tournaments with decent money such as DH open, CS summit or V4 sports festival?
2020-07-31 07:16
Making football team
2020-07-31 07:20
Soon Astralis will be only 1 team from Denmark ezpz
2020-07-31 07:22
Astralis want to play football instead of CS didn't they?
2020-07-31 07:40
#233
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Philippines B3nk4i
This better be a - jugi situation cause thats the only move that makes sense right now. Jugi is known to main AWP for his teams but when your team has dev1ce whats the point in keeping jugi As for Bubzkji he is one of the best danish players right now so for him to join up with astralis is pretty sick. But honestly i still dont get why astralis needs 8 players in the rooster it kinda makes the whole danish scene suffer cause it means more danish talent that can be used to make the scene better is instead in astralis which doesnt help anyone TL:DR Hopefully the kick jugi for Bubzkji and that haviing an 8 man rooster is kinda counter productive Its My opinion i could be wrong
2020-07-31 07:54
What are you talking abt Man, your thinking is a bit skewed. Astralis is thinking of works dominance, Trump maybe next in line for the signing (I don't think he can help the team, but benching him might help the world :P) TLDR: Troll stuff not directed at you though xD You can add bullshittery ahead of this too
2020-07-31 08:03
astralis buys players just to make sure other teams cant use them. very cancer org
2020-07-31 08:07
#237
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Canada dennek
how are people thinking xyp9x would lesve astralis for another team? That some retard shit, astralis wouldn’t let go of their one of the most reliable and impactful player for a toxic kid with just shaky aim, a player who can just do hard jobs but can’t even get highest rating on heroic, or a literal fucking bot. xyp9x wouldn’t leave their best friends and best team in the world as well, idk why people are even imagining about xyp9x leaving astralis for another team. he will retire in astralis
2020-07-31 08:07
#239
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China NeverEnd
Astralis about to buy every danish good player? What a shit org, let bubzki be in somewhere as a primary player
2020-07-31 08:28
Breaking News, Astralis leaves the CS scene and takes its 11-member line-up to form a football team
2020-07-31 08:34
Hahahahaha true and then beat Brasil 14-1
2020-07-31 09:54
- Neymar + Coldzera and we'll win 16x0 mens
2020-07-31 20:04
EZ world cup
2020-07-31 08:38
#242
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Czech Republic szkk
ofc just buy every possible player, ruining cs scene, there is like 40 really good players and astralis would have 8 of them, ggwp cg fu
2020-07-31 08:40
#243
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Bulgaria GNMitev
He is not good enough for mad lions, but is good enough for astralis 😳🤯
2020-07-31 08:44
All the previous roster want to retire lol
2020-07-31 08:58
He is tosic enough for Australis
2020-07-31 08:59
#247
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Russia ToughGuy
Astralis ruining cs scene
2020-07-31 09:00
+1
2020-07-31 12:33
Pog
2020-07-31 09:00
what are these fuckers trying to do
2020-07-31 09:48
Rip Danish CS Welcome Astralis CS
2020-07-31 09:53
This confirms my theory. Astralis's plan to make top 1 again is to buy every single pro player to Astralis. Then Astralis will be first and last in every tournament. Ez top 1
2020-07-31 10:54
You are one of the best playwrs in denmark and u go to astralis being 8th player instead to play in a t2 team ?
2020-07-31 10:55
Noooo plz Give Bubzkji any EU roster WTF this Astralis doing 🙄
2020-07-31 10:56
Ez predicted Back to top1! <3
2020-07-31 10:58
#272
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Denmark twinseN
To The Stars ☆
2020-07-31 11:52
-JUGI +Bubzkji
2020-07-31 11:00
Actually nice Guess
2020-07-31 12:34
jugi is trash xD
2020-07-31 12:35
OMG Astralis soon bring all danish scene in 1 team
2020-07-31 11:08
I guess they will rotate players according to events. The main roster (dev1ce, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk) is going to play in majors or big events, other roster (with BUBZKJI and 2 more new players or rotations from main roster ) will play in Blast etc.
2020-07-31 11:11
#273
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Australia csRIOTgo
isnt bubzkji toxic though? How does this work for team based play like Astralis?
2020-07-31 11:53
Well that more or less confirms, that Xyp will take a longer break, bubzkji will probably take his spots for the foreseeable future.
2020-07-31 15:43
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