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'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.