gla1ve returns to Astralis' active roster
The in-game leader will take Patrick "es3tag" Hansen's place in the active roster ahead of the team's first match in ESL Pro League Season 12.
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander comes back to activity after three and a half months on the sidelines, having decided to take a leave of absence in mid-May in order to recuperate from stress and burnout, which saw Jakob "JUGi" Hansen fill his shoes until the end of the season while Emil "Magisk" Reif took over the reins.
The 25-year-old's return will see es3tag take a step back from the active roster and await his next chance to play in official matches. In the meantime, the 24-year-old will be "observing and analyzing the team, as well as assisting with preparation for upcoming matches," Astralis stated.
es3tag was part of Astralis' active roster for a single tournament; ESL One Cologne. He impressed as the team's highest-rated player (1.21) during their campaign in the prestigious event, which ended in the quarter-finals at the hands of NIP.
"This is the first time I've had to swap players, and it has actually been a difficult decision because es3tag has been doing such a great job during tournaments and practice," Danny "zonic" Sørensen said about the roster change. The coach also went on to share his plans for the seven-man lineup in the near future:
"In the coming months, all of our available players will get to play, and our priority will always be to go into tournaments with the strongest possible roster," he said in Astralis' release. "It will depend on the opponent and how the players are performing, as well as their need for breaks."
Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)