es3tag, Bubzkji to debut for Astralis in ESL One Cologne

The Danish outfit's latest recruits will make their first appearance for the team on Tuesday against fnatic.

Astralis have confirmed their starting lineup for their next tournament, ESL One Cologne's European division. Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen and Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen will be making their debut for the Danish giants, who will be led by Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif in the $325,000 online tournament.

es3tag joined Astralis on a free transfer on July 1 following the expiry of his contract with Heroic. ESL One Cologne will be his first tournament since March after he spent the final months of his Heroic contract on the bench. Bubzkji was signed later that month for an undisclosed fee from MAD Lions, who had moved the player to the bench before the break.

es3tag will play his first official match in five months

The announcement of Astralis' starting lineup comes as little surprise after Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander announced that he would be sitting out the tournament, which will run from August 18-30. He and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth have been out on medical leave after complaining of burnout symptoms, with the Danish in-game leader understood to be ahead of his teammate in the recovery process.

Astralis will take on fnatic in their first match in ESL One Cologne's Group B, scheduled for Tuesday at 18:30 . The double-elimination group also includes Vitality, Heretics, FaZe, Heroic, G2 and MIBR.

The Danish team will compete in the ESL tournament with:

Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
Denmark Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
Denmark Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen

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 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 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 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 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
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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 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
Astralis will never win an ESL event, lmao.
2020-08-13 11:01
Lmao they won ESL One: RtR?
2020-08-13 11:12
it's a qualifier nt
2020-08-13 11:13
qualifier or not, it's an esl event nt
2020-08-13 11:13
nt
2020-08-13 11:17
2020-08-13 11:40
he meant ESL One event
2020-08-13 11:41
#64
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Pakistan hawrU
Esl one road to rio wasnt a qualifier It was an esl one event Just like cs-summit6 and the upcoming iem newyork they are not just qualifiers
2020-08-13 12:16
It's like Minor but not main events
2020-08-13 12:26
Dude but does it matter if it's a minor of sorts? It's an ESL One event and that's what matters. Moreover the guy didn't specify ESL One anyway. So #64 is right.
2020-08-13 13:24
yes it matters he meant ESL One
2020-08-13 13:25
Facts don't care for opinions. You unfortunately are falling into the latter half, friend.
2020-08-13 14:36
Reply needs to have actual content
2020-08-13 13:42
then TIGER won an ESL One event
2020-08-13 13:43
wanted to delete my comment because its useless. But okay. Yes they did. I don't care what you want it to be but it was officially classed as a ESL One event, so whatever you want to believe does not really matter.
2020-08-13 13:45
LUL
2020-08-13 11:12
#35
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Russia bult0
2020-08-13 11:16
You get trophy from qualifier in india?
2020-08-13 11:41
since when have qualifiers had $100k prize pools lmao
2020-08-13 13:48
There were qualifiers with prizepool before, not 100K but i havent seen one with a trophy before
2020-08-13 13:51
If it's just a qualifier then no, if it's a qualifier as well as a tournament with big prize pool then yes
2020-08-13 13:51
100K for winner wasnt big prizepool, not even for 2014 standards.
2020-08-13 14:09
They’ve won ESL Pro League 2 lol
2020-08-14 07:39
EZ FOR PATRICKHEROGOD
2020-08-13 11:00
elite-smoker-3tag
2020-08-13 16:41
nice, gl bubzkji
2020-08-13 11:00
Ez 4 them
2020-08-13 11:01
#9
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Macau Be_Happier
Noooooo
2020-08-13 11:02
So ezz.... cologne win incoming cry more s0mple fans xaxxaxaxa
2020-08-13 11:02
nt
2020-08-13 11:19
ofc they will mald
2020-08-13 11:33
0/8
2020-08-13 11:48
0/8
2020-08-13 16:05
lmao , nice try
2020-08-14 17:04
#15
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Russia Tank0v
gl
2020-08-13 11:03
Ez lost for this lineup.
2020-08-13 11:03
Ez grammar test fail for this guy
2020-08-13 12:25
ez4Bubzkji
2020-08-13 11:04
ok
2020-08-13 11:05
Still top 1
2020-08-13 11:05
If magisk in game leads the right way then we gettin that bread
2020-08-13 11:06
+1 we actually have a good lineup to cheer for this time
2020-08-13 11:13
Wuuuut so jugi and snappi wasnt a lineup you could cheer for? XD Im excited to see es3tag been waiting since heard he was gonna join for this now just few days away
2020-08-13 12:34
Tbh nope it wasn't. I had some expectations but both of those guys are not even close to being good replacements from gla1ve and xyp9x. And tbh, neither are Bubz or Es3tag if you think about it but they are much better than Jugi and Snappi
2020-08-13 13:22
I agree nobody can replace xyp or glaive but I feel better bout this lineup than the last for sure
2020-08-13 14:23
No, it was not a team to cheer for. It was a temporary fuck up in a big caliber. But probably one of the smallest fuckups they could do during that time.
2020-08-13 16:42
For sure No doubt they wanted lekr0 tho instead of snappi (as stand in only) that would been cool to see tbh tho No offense to jugi but he wouldnt fit in that roster either
2020-08-13 18:40
Very tru
2020-08-14 17:15
Who 🚗🚗
2020-08-13 11:07
last place incoming
2020-08-13 11:09
Astralis will win! Grande Astralis!
2020-08-13 11:10
#37
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Bulgaria mythr0x
n1
2020-08-13 11:17
Magisk IGL?
2020-08-13 11:18
Yes
2020-08-13 12:44
<3 Good luck!
2020-08-13 11:29
Who's IGLing?
2020-08-13 11:31
magisk :D
2020-08-13 11:33
bubzjki YOUNG LEGEND OF CS 4 majors
2020-08-13 11:38
same age as Magisk lol
2020-08-13 11:42
bubzkji NEVER LOSE ON MAJOR 4 majors winner
2020-08-13 11:44
strong team now no homo
2020-08-13 11:40
#59
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France StickyRice
On Tuesday you mean ? ESL One Cologne starts in Tuesday (the 18th) not Monday (the 17th) right ? Thanks
2020-08-13 11:50
You're right. THanks!
2020-08-13 13:09
very shitty lineup
2020-08-13 11:55
ez top 16 for Astralis
2020-08-13 12:08
#112
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Russia Hidd3N_
+1 xd
2020-08-13 15:02
Sick
2020-08-13 12:13
your name is wrong :)
2020-08-13 12:27
and US uses the wrong metric system And electronic is skilled enough and has already proved what he has been doing for 2 years mens))
2020-08-13 12:43
ropz best rifler... nt tho and US the metric system of the GODs
2020-08-13 13:59
No , elec best Rating proves it i dont have to tell you tgat
2020-08-13 16:17
Ropz better
2020-08-13 17:49
Sad
2020-08-13 18:03
#65
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Poland SebL
Great that Bubzkji plays, but es3tag just doesn't fit to this roster.
2020-08-13 12:19
#66
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Russia ToughGuy
expected LUL
2020-08-13 12:21
Navi fan omegalul
2020-08-13 12:27
#78
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Russia ToughGuy
mad astralis fan lmao everyone expected this roster and astralis lied about 10man roster LUL keep crying i guess
2020-08-13 12:37
Navi fan omegalul
2020-08-13 14:00
#67
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Spain elskio
I'm scared if they get good result
2020-08-13 12:24
without gla1ve they can't do shit, sorry
2020-08-13 12:26
Tbf the lineup then was wierd lets see how this turns out its first with this team so I dont expect em to ez win but excited to see how they gonna play
2020-08-13 12:37
es3tag will carry the bomb
2020-08-13 12:35
ez
2020-08-13 12:41
#83
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Germany sommares
you can see the frustration in device's and dupreeh's eyes
2020-08-13 12:56
#87
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Greece Ploutonas
Top 10 team
2020-08-13 13:23
#90
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Latvia YungPan666
#ToTheGround
2020-08-13 13:33
- fan of virtus pro Ok.
2020-08-13 14:53
#91
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Mongolia k0ng0
Exits in groups.
2020-08-13 13:37
BIG still #1 AHAHAHAHAH Astralis #11 AHAHAHAHHAH
2020-08-13 14:11
sick firepower tbh
2020-08-13 14:55
Feel bad for Astralis. They are going to go down from top-20 eventually with this roster
2020-08-13 15:27
#116
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Brazil pooternd
yes sir hope so
2020-08-13 15:55
lineup looks amazing on paper but we'll see how much not having gla1ve will impact them
2020-08-13 15:51
Liquid era INC But seriously either Xypnyx or Glaive or both is never playing for this team again. Bubzki signing the writing on the wall on that one.
2020-08-13 16:38
magisk igl lul.
2020-08-13 16:47
Wtf this danish site Why didn't they post the same for grim?
2020-08-13 18:29
Astralis is a circus
2020-08-13 19:02
Can hardly wait to see how they will perform with that lineup Miss gla1ve and Xyp9x though - come back stronger <3
2020-08-13 20:05
#144
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Denmark twinseN
Yeah im excited to cant wait to see the boys in action again :)
2020-08-16 13:47
#140
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Bulgaria mythr0x
gl
2020-08-14 14:11
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