gla1ve: "I won't be playing ESL One Cologne"

Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander has announced that he will not play at the upcoming ESL One Cologne, despite looking forward to making a comeback.

gla1ve, who has been out of Astralis' active roster since taking medical leave in May, has announced he is looking forward to making a comeback, but that he will take his time and not compete at the upcoming ESL One Cologne Europe, which will take place online on August 18-30.

gla1ve says he won't be back in time for ESL One Cologne

gla1ve's statement comes after a report by sport.tv2.dk released this morning mentions that gla1ve has been signed up as a backup for ESL One Cologne along with Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, who has also been on leave from the team since late May, filling the two substitute slots allotted to competing teams.

With gla1ve coming out and stating that he is not yet ready to return to the server, Astralis are expected to play ESL One Cologne with the lineup that includes Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen, who joined the team as a free agent after his contract with Heroic expired, and Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, the 22-year-old former MAD Lions player that joined the squad a week ago when Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen was let go from the roster, as well as longtime core members Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1064
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1352
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1650
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
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:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#2
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Croatia nAmeless69
Wow
2020-08-07 10:59
How is this good buddy? We want the #2 igl of all time to be back asap
2020-08-07 11:51
#2 ?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
2020-08-07 12:08
Gla1ve next month : "I won't be playing major this year. "
2020-08-07 12:29
#93
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Finland AleksiBOT
Yeah, this guy wants unlimited break.
2020-08-07 12:31
that's just retirement with extra steps
2020-08-07 17:17
Well said. Get as much $ as u can b4 you announce retirement.
2020-08-07 22:32
You think there will be a major this year?
2020-08-07 13:11
Unfortunately, no :/
2020-08-07 13:53
Who is #1?
2020-08-07 12:09
#81
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Poland Blaszek
look at his name
2020-08-07 12:18
loool
2020-08-07 14:50
obviously, the best IGL is the one who has never won any important trophy. that makes perfect sense.
2020-08-07 15:56
Niko
2020-08-09 00:02
who on earth is a better igl than Gla1ve?
2020-08-07 12:14
Hunden of course
2020-08-07 12:17
you are culture itself
2020-08-08 08:54
#82
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Germany BernsteiN
Obviously Karrigan
2020-08-07 12:18
0/8
2020-08-07 12:47
Karrigan not arrogant enough for danish csgo
2020-08-07 14:41
>glaive >Arrogant Kekw
2020-08-07 16:38
Nicest human alive
2020-08-07 22:32
After the xgod.....gtr.....forest....old nip....zywoo ....yes
2020-08-08 09:13
0/8
2020-08-07 19:50
2020-08-07 12:20
#136
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United States pr1moGG
Pronax.
2020-08-07 16:01
#142
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Europe Vallon4
Lol no.
2020-08-07 16:31
Obviously NiKo is a better IGL then the gla1ve guy.
2020-08-08 07:56
yes, gla1ve is good. but no one can overpower GODHUNDEN
2020-08-08 08:55
This bot think glaive isn't #1 igl
2020-08-07 12:46
Take the joke and leave pussy
2020-08-07 16:37
+1 Clever joke, you only get it if you look at user name.
2020-08-07 18:16
2020 cursed year
2020-08-08 17:44
#69
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Sweden fastflop
Well there goes any chance of astralis winning xdxd
2020-08-07 11:54
wtf
2020-08-07 10:59
Vitality wouldve won anyway
2020-08-07 11:00
*BIG
2020-08-07 12:33
MIBR*
2020-08-07 14:59
rofl
2020-08-07 16:38
Poor you
2020-08-07 17:01
Ngl that's what they said for cloud 9
2020-08-07 20:27
#10
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France StickyRice
Take your time mr gla1ve
2020-08-07 11:00
Ofcourse not. LUL
2020-08-07 11:00
This roster is so sick they don't even need him anymore
2020-08-07 11:01
Yes they do
2020-08-07 11:02
#54
JD | 
Poland tutatek
So sick XD dev1ce without his mastermind gla1ve that sets up everything just for him bot bubzkji bot es3tag good luck, not even top 5
2020-08-07 11:43
nt bubzkji gonna destroy everyone
2020-08-07 11:43
#57
JD | 
Poland tutatek
2020-08-07 11:44
device had a 1.16 rating in the lineup without gla1ve and xyp9x
2020-08-08 02:35
#172
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Yugoslavia ollyy
dev1ce is a good awper, dupreeh the best entry in the world, magisk is a good lurker, bubzkji finished mibr in flashpoint and es3tag is just good.
2020-08-08 08:49
Wonder what excusse will u make when they get trashed
2020-08-07 12:20
#14
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Germany snicxx
we need xyp3x ! glave will play 24/7 aim map + ffa now. comeback as zywoo + niko + s0mple + scream in one with 300iq
2020-08-07 11:03
#34
imoRR | 
Turkey Xetax
It would be great but i feel like thats not gonna happen tho
2020-08-07 11:19
#16
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Denmark pdxm
i think this roaster can finish top 5 or even top 3
2020-08-07 11:03
#22
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Germany snicxx
bubzkji is good. he was playing well with mad lions and if he can adapt into the astralis team. he might be filling the void of missing xyp3x. idk how good es3tag is, but if glave returns 100% they are #1 again. there is no other team that plays stable cs rn. without online BIG atm. they really tryhard to win every game. other teams playing like mmmh it is how it is.
2020-08-07 11:07
#23
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Denmark pdxm
Yea, bubz is good, lets just hope es3tag does not disappoint
2020-08-07 11:09
They should have went for acor instead of estag. Acor can be 2nd awper and he is insane on riflers. Much better than estag.
2020-08-07 12:22
#94
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Denmark pdxm
Yea, that means they would have been 3 awp, Magisk can awp to
2020-08-07 12:31
Acor is 10 times better awper than duphree and magisk lol.
2020-08-07 12:39
#103
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Denmark pdxm
True true
2020-08-07 12:47
#119
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Germany snicxx
magisk and dupreeh can do alot more with rifles. i can't remember dupreeh or magisk stepping up with the awp alot of times, but remember double/triple kills with the m4 or ak
2020-08-07 14:41
Oof dupreeh has done alot of nasty stuff with the awp though, altho that was last year but ye :P
2020-08-07 15:00
#129
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Germany snicxx
i remember this d2 gameplay but he had more great gameplays with the rifle.
2020-08-07 15:04
now u will see how braindead bubzkji is 3rd or 4th best player on mad lions, always overpeeks and does clown plays, hahaha cant wait to see him fail
2020-08-07 11:15
#56
JD | 
Poland tutatek
+1 bubzkji is complete bot and I've seen him playing completely braindead many times People will see how overrated this bot is
2020-08-07 11:44
#120
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Germany snicxx
stuff like this will change if he plays in the astralis line up. it's different if you play for a tier 2 or a tier 1 team
2020-08-07 14:42
Bubzkji was great in Mad Lions when Hunden coordinated the aggression as it shrinks the opponents map control. However it's not to much benefit if it's one guy doing it alone (bubzkji after acilion took over). Either bubzkji manages to reinvent himself as a player and adapts to Astralis' heavy default playstyle or he will be out on deep waters. Even in Fragsters he wasn't a star player and was only the 3rd best player after stavn and refrezh due to torben and dragonfly being complete bots. Time will tell if he manages to play default aswell as he plays aggressive
2020-08-07 13:02
F
2020-08-07 11:03
:(((ij
2020-08-07 11:05
If it already wasnt easy for BIG now its easier...
2020-08-07 11:10
#32
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Poland SebL
Bad situation for Astralis, for me now they should remove es3tag because he doesn't fit to this team, and take back Xyp9x, because he is great.
2020-08-07 11:17
They probably Will when xyp and Gla1ve are ready
2020-08-07 11:54
#88
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Poland SebL
I hope that atleast Xyp9x is ready already, because es3tag just does not fit into this roster.
2020-08-07 12:23
SOMEONE has to play support
2020-08-08 02:37
#167
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Poland SebL
Xyp9x is a support. For me Magisk as a support player is not a good idea.
2020-08-08 02:50
exactly, es3tag plays it
2020-08-08 03:21
#185
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Poland SebL
es3tag is supposed to be one of the star players of the team. Magisk is turning in to be supportive player.
2020-08-08 11:55
Glaive will return, but xyp is questionable. Device talked about that in interview.
2020-08-07 12:25
#33
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Europe LoookATme
expected
2020-08-07 11:18
xantares will lift the cup from home
2020-08-07 11:22
#65
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Turkey xMercy
True that
2020-08-07 11:49
> Astralis new roster > trophy Pick one. xD
2020-08-07 11:26
Miss gla1ve and Xyp9x, but are also looking forward to seeing how the team will do with Bubzkji and es3tag - they are also great players Hope to see you guys back on the server soon - and in good health, Xyp and gla1ve <3 <3
2020-08-07 11:27
Pro players become such pussies these days. "I will not play this, i will play that" wtf
2020-08-07 11:27
Yeah stress is not real right?
2020-08-07 12:40
Astralis should have participated in only two online events and just chill afterwards. Instead they (glaive and khuryakh) pulled out crazy bullshit. Without even trying results of full original roster could be way better than playing with snappi and jugi
2020-08-07 12:56
Sure you are prob right.. they took on to much. But they did. And there could be even more angles on this and what have been going on. None the less. Its where they are now.
2020-08-10 06:32
#108
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Turkey zxgifted
Stress of? Billions of people unsure of how to feed themselves and their families and he is on a medical leave since it is overwhelming to be number one for longtime. Just another spoiled boy from another wealthy country. Never having real stress of real life he starts creating his own problems in his mind. Send him to Africa, force him to work in the fields two days and then ask him again if he wants to play cs or not?
2020-08-07 13:04
You can practice 50 hours a week not including the matches you play, also you are stressed that your fans will be disappointed , Mad bettors, travelling, alot of travelling, Bahrain to China to cologne In a span of a few weeks, and a 1 month break, not to mention how you spend more time practicing than everyone else b cause you are the LEADER of the best team in the game
2020-08-08 02:42
Wauv.
2020-08-10 06:40
Idk man, I would feel tired if all I did was look at the monitor for months
2020-08-07 12:55
take your time, mr gla1ve. we waiting for this. :3
2020-08-07 11:31
#51
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Expected. The team will still fare pretty well I think
2020-08-07 11:34
EZY ESL COLONGE
2020-08-07 11:36
come back stronger Legend
2020-08-07 11:44
#59
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Serbia LtN))
rip astralis cologne
2020-08-07 11:45
#62
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Serbia LtN))
F godla1ve legend
2020-08-07 11:45
Ok Mabe astralis wont win this :(
2020-08-07 11:47
s1mple will win it then. ;)
2020-08-07 12:08
0/8
2020-08-07 14:53
+1
2020-08-07 21:08
Asstralis ahahahahah Too scared to play against NAVI and s1mple How will you defend them now?
2020-08-07 12:10
#84
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Europe Juuzou_
Ekeksn
2020-08-07 12:20
Cringe not Cry here \__/ When navi gets eliminated in group stage
2020-08-07 12:49
0/8 Cry here when GOATSTRALIS beats trash'vi 32-0 \__/
2020-08-07 14:53
Link doesn't work for me
2020-08-07 16:25
cry
2020-08-07 17:09
oof you hit him hard man
2020-08-07 17:09
Your so called "GOATSTRALIS" is scared to play against NaVi ahahahah
2020-08-07 17:10
#174
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Yugoslavia ollyy
Head to Head: Navi - 11 Wins Astralis - 16 Wins Majors: Astralis - 4 Navi - 0
2020-08-08 08:55
Asstralis fluke wins so doesn't count. When was the last time Asstralis won bo3 against NaVi? Yea i cant remember either. Majors Finals Natus Vincere 9 Asstralis 4 Major wins: Natus Vincere 4 Asstralis 4 Major wins in a row: Natus Vincere 4 Asstralis 3 /closed
2020-08-08 09:00
#180
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Yugoslavia ollyy
idk navi majors on csgo, where i see it? go to navi profile NOTHING ABOUT MAJORS.
2020-08-08 09:04
newfag
2020-08-08 11:06
#190
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Yugoslavia ollyy
where are your arguments?
2020-08-08 23:59
nice
2020-08-07 11:50
Go to hell cheater
2020-08-07 11:53
#80
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Denmark pdxm
Idiot
2020-08-07 12:17
your mum lele
2020-08-07 12:47
#128
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Denmark pdxm
Clown lmao
2020-08-07 15:01
#134
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-08-07 15:40
#133
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Serbia LtN))
clown
2020-08-07 15:39
You rn 🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒
2020-08-08 02:44
ok
2020-08-07 11:57
Expected Asstralis scared of NaVi and s1mple
2020-08-07 12:10
#175
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Yugoslavia ollyy
Head to Head: Navi - 11 Wins Astralis - 16 Wins Majors: Astralis - 4 Navi - 0
2020-08-08 08:55
2020-08-08 09:01
Funny how more than half the comments have been deleted Xdxdxd
2020-08-07 12:21
Ez 4 Astralis anyway
2020-08-07 12:24
Busy having sexy time with a doll?
2020-08-07 12:30
yea she does look like a doll
2020-08-07 13:32
doesn't matter, if she makes him happy and he keeps supporting her plastic fillings. :)
2020-08-07 13:48
Astralis will still take it, but I wouldn't mind seeing Vitality take it too
2020-08-07 12:32
Ofc, all waiting for the big horse to come, rio. Why spend energy on minors? Ez
2020-08-07 12:43
I am so dissapointed about this, man why you still don't return? Your team is out from top10
2020-08-07 13:50
Hope he comes back loves his intervjus, cocky as g, and he can be
2020-08-07 13:51
Pussy
2020-08-07 14:03
ez 4 BIG ---> Bestest International Gamers
2020-08-07 14:07
GoodLuck men. But let mibr win
2020-08-07 14:46
"I won't be playing ESL ONE Cologne EUROPE"*
2020-08-07 14:48
expected... no rush to comeback yet until the Major is confirmed
2020-08-07 15:23
so 2 months break doesnt make him movitated? lol there must be something wrong with his mentality
2020-08-07 15:32
+1 such a kid mentality, "I'm so tired of getting 10k$$$ salary and winning everything, I broke up and burnt out, I need 2months vacation" This guy definitely need to work as a coal miner or a sailor for shit salary. You never know the value of water till the well is dry
2020-08-07 16:06
his salary isn't only 10k. it's alot more mate.
2020-08-07 16:25
Lol true
2020-08-08 07:20
Retire plz
2020-08-07 16:14
+1
2020-08-07 21:09
#139
JD | 
Poland tutatek
Astralis no chance without him
2020-08-07 16:20
#143
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Europe Vallon4
Without the top 1 IGL, Astralis isn't going to win it. Even less so without another key part of their team - xyp9x. Oh, well. Their major streak had to end at some point.
2020-08-07 16:32
#177
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Yugoslavia ollyy
esl one cologne ONLINE is not a major
2020-08-08 08:56
thank the lord, pls never come back egg head
2020-08-07 16:39
even tough my favorite team lost all the time to astralis, i miss glave
2020-08-07 18:16
Why xyp9x is not playing?
2020-08-07 21:27
to be honest... he won't be playing for astralis anymore
2020-08-07 23:10
I miss the Grandmaster. :<
2020-08-08 02:54
He will play in pro league prob.
2020-08-08 09:23
they could do well if ecolai wasnt such a garbage awper.
2020-08-08 09:38
rip Astralis
2020-08-08 12:00
Ez4kjärbye
2020-08-08 13:21
next "I will be leaving astralis"
2020-08-08 17:48
#192
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Indonesia segopecel
when you realize bubzkji and magisk are the same age
2020-08-10 04:18
glaive to astralis valorant team
2020-08-10 04:19
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