Astralis announce talent development program roster

The Danish organization has selected the first six players that will form their youth squad, known as Astralis Talent.

Astralis have revealed the players that will be part of the organization's talent development program, an internal recruitment platform and sparring partner for the A squad that was announced in November.

Astralis Talent will count with five players to start with, aged 16-21. The team is made up of in-game leader Mathias "⁠R0nic⁠" Pinholt, who played the Malta Vibes Cup 6 with Singularity in the summer, Andreas "⁠Void⁠" Dietrichsen manning the AWP and three riflers in Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss, Mads "⁠vester⁠" Vestergaard and Victor "⁠vigg0⁠" Bisgaard.

The squad, led by head coach Dennis "⁠vnG⁠" Vang and assistant coach Mathias "⁠spdr⁠" Dohn, will start competing in local, regional and international events in 2021, and will also add a sixth player in the summer, 16-year-old Mikkel “MistR” Thomsen.

Astralis Talent will start competing in 2021

The Astralis Talent lineup decidedly marks a break from the Danish organization's previous recruitment strategy of signing established players such as Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen, Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen and Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, with the latter being the only one of the three remaining under contract and currently playing as a rotating sixth man on the A squad.

"We have prioritized hard based upon criteria that, besides game sense and technical skills, also revolve around personality and the ability and desire to lean how to work as a professional in a culture like ours," says Kasper Hvidt, Astralis' Director of Sports. "Here we strive to progress every day, not just as individuals but as a team and as a part of the entire organization."

Results aren't expected immediately, however, both on the server or in creating a pipeline to the first team, as Hvidt explains that "the goal is not to win everything from the get-go but to gradually improve as an organisation, team and individual players. We will most likely not develop player for the A-team the first 12 months, but we will improve and develop the methods, the teams, the culture and each player so we can achieve long term goals for both the organization but also the individual players."

The Astralis Talent lineup is:

Denmark Mathias "⁠R0nic⁠" Pinholt
Denmark Andreas "⁠Void⁠" Dietrichsen
Denmark Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss
Denmark Mads "⁠vester⁠" Vestergaard
Denmark Victor "⁠vigg0⁠" Bisgaard

Denmark Dennis "⁠vnG⁠" Vang (head coach)
Denmark Mathias "⁠spdr⁠" Dohn (assistant coach)

Denmark Mikkel “MistR” Thomsen (begins Summer 2021)

(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Andreas 'Void' Dietrichsen
Andreas 'Void' Dietrichsen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.77
Denmark Dennis 'vnG' Vang
Dennis 'vnG' Vang
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Mathias 'R0nic' Pinholt
Mathias 'R0nic' Pinholt
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.76
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
744
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Victor 'vigg0' Bisgaard
Victor 'vigg0' Bisgaard
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
Denmark Mads 'vester' Vestergaard
Mads 'vester' Vestergaard
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.79
Denmark Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.72
Denmark Mathias 'spdr' Dohn
Mathias 'spdr' Dohn
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
LMAO
2020-12-16 11:58
17 replies
better than NA scene
2020-12-16 11:58
15 replies
but not better than Australia
2020-12-16 12:13
13 replies
lmao the only good team in AUS region is renegades and the guy have not played since the beggining of the pandemic in a good tournment. U telling me that they still good?? LMFAOOO
2020-12-16 12:23
10 replies
I say they are better than this team above. Learn to understand comments and the context comments are made.
2020-12-16 12:23
8 replies
bruh even navi junior and this new danish lineup is better thatn renegade
2020-12-16 12:25
7 replies
Renegades are still good they smurfing in AU
2020-12-16 12:34
#83
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World Beard43
0iq, classic plastic Astralis fan.
2020-12-16 12:40
2 replies
flair checks out
2020-12-16 20:31
1 reply
#169
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World Beard43
Sure, and the flairs of every other response to your clueless comment...
2020-12-16 23:38
#107
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Denmark EY2ZY
+1 im a astralis fan but I have the IQ that renegades is better than those two teams (navi junior and astralis talent) they had a grand final lan against big. They are just smurfing in AU, wait for IEM katowice
2020-12-16 13:35
Is it you HenryG? The guy with no clue about csgo scene and buy together the shit of the shittest for totally overpriced.
2020-12-16 14:28
You're clueless, Renegades have beaten some legit teams in big LANs. They're not a top 10 team, but definitely will be a top 20 team when international LANs start again unless dexter is poached.
2020-12-16 21:03
#180
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Lithuania Ufasas
do AUS even have internet? i thought kangaroos ate all the cables
2020-12-19 18:56
Bwaaaahahaha. Bragging that a pro team is better than a talent team - is like bragging that your dick is larger than an infants dick. Well now it is - but give it time.
2020-12-16 14:51
1 reply
I didn't start the argue I only jump on the train, so you talk to the wrong person.
2020-12-16 14:52
nope
2020-12-16 12:48
Na vi junior all over again
2020-12-16 14:02
very nice
2020-12-16 11:58
10 replies
astralis vs astralis 2 major finals
2020-12-16 12:59
NaVi Junior >>>>> Astralis Talent
2020-12-16 13:11
8 replies
#108
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Denmark dyinbyran
how?
2020-12-16 13:37
7 replies
check the flag lol
2020-12-16 14:02
lol, you can take literally any player from Navi Junior (or even some players from Navi Youth) as the sixth player in the main Navi squad and he will play 0.8-1.5 rating as B1T, and Astralis Talent is just a stack of teenagers with 10 lvl, not more
2020-12-16 16:35
5 replies
yeah that really worked with b0t he is so good lmao. you can't judge this Astralis Talent they haven't played yet stop overrating your own people check your flag no one cares about your opinion you're just bias lol
2020-12-16 18:08
3 replies
+1 stupid nationalists
2020-12-16 23:05
Where did you see that I condemn the Academy of Astralis lol I just stated the fact that Navi Junior is at least better for me than Astralis, both in the individual game plan and in general. stop looking for negativity everywhere and trying to offend fans of other teams that's disgusting
2020-12-16 23:27
1 reply
you can't say which one is better because you haven't seen this talent compete or go head to head against navi junior. you're obviously just bias also you're the one who started to compare them when no one is talking about your navi junior lol
2020-12-17 12:23
You can place a bot in easy if the purpose is to be a bait with a glock for S1mple. And talking all night long about stats to judge the quality of a player ... it's so ridiculous, especially for newcomers
2020-12-16 20:04
cool
2020-12-16 11:58
#4
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Brazil Lingardinho
Nice
2020-12-16 11:58
im in
2020-12-16 11:58
#6
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Portugal BraZGod
expected
2020-12-16 11:58
#7
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Poland Hanse
Again?
2020-12-16 11:59
ez money for selling players. Like with eztag
2020-12-16 11:59
6 replies
*price3tag
2020-12-16 12:10
5 replies
I love how Es3tag was marketed as a good Train player and Train is C9's permaban xD
2020-12-16 12:30
3 replies
Could of sworn his best map was nuke
2020-12-16 13:10
2 replies
1 reply
Need to consider sample size and the quality of teams as well
2020-12-17 01:09
#135
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Sweden saamuel
looooooool
2020-12-16 15:01
it`s like navi junior but astralis junior, nice.
2020-12-16 11:59
10 replies
#20
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Hong Kong DG84
Serious I didn't notice that rofl
2020-12-16 12:03
its astralis talent not junior, so its like navi but talents, nice.
2020-12-16 12:05
8 replies
ok. It`s like navi junior but astralis talents, nice
2020-12-16 12:06
1 reply
yesnt
2020-12-16 12:11
#37
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
talent, junior, academy? Same shit, just secondary team with youngsters to grow them and don't pay millions $ for players when needed
2020-12-16 12:09
5 replies
Astralis 11 Player Lineup axaaax
2020-12-16 12:12
3 replies
#53
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Hong Kong DG84
xDDD
2020-12-16 12:16
12*
2020-12-16 12:33
1 reply
MistR joining in summer
2020-12-16 12:34
Like in most traditional team sports like football/rugby or LOL It's a win-win situation Yes, they surely don't do that for pure charity, but when you know the jungle of the sub top where most are not professional (real salary), it's a pretty good news for these players. More over, it's a solid experience to be in a team like this with direct connection to S-tier and the structure that come with When you see that kind of system well established in the long term, it's a sign of a healthy & secure organization
2020-12-16 20:23
Who???
2020-12-16 11:59
#12
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Poland humen))))
The last guy in the picture Dosia is that you my God?
2020-12-16 11:59
4 replies
#52
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Denmark jollarn
Its "Gulddreng" on youtube.
2020-12-16 12:16
1 reply
#72
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Denmark Notallama
same haircut at least
2020-12-16 12:32
haha I thought the same,
2020-12-16 12:17
#81
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Europe cNap__
KEKW
2020-12-16 12:39
#14
mir | 
Russia M13F
lmao ez tier3 team
2020-12-16 11:59
15 replies
#23
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Hong Kong DG84
These are youngsters ya twat
2020-12-16 12:04
2 replies
#42
mir | 
Russia M13F
navi junior 2.0
2020-12-16 12:10
Bymas is 16 making it big age isnt a factor in csgo
2020-12-16 14:01
so they will compete with russki teams than
2020-12-16 12:06
8 replies
#39
mir | 
Russia M13F
That's right, because the austrian scene simply doesn't exist)
2020-12-16 12:10
7 replies
Austrians are way too smart to waste their time with video games, ofc we dont have a scene.
2020-12-16 12:30
6 replies
You clearly aren't smart since you are in wasting time in a video game forum
2020-12-16 12:38
4 replies
#92
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Israel xazetti
+1
2020-12-16 12:50
#103
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Hong Kong DG84
+2k
2020-12-16 13:14
I am 200iq smart only using this trash when i have free time so i can fill it and have 100% effectivity, nt fanboys
2020-12-16 18:37
1 reply
terribly low iq bait
2020-12-16 19:49
0/8
2021-01-11 18:32
better than any Russian team then because all you got are tier 5 teams lol
2020-12-17 15:31
2 replies
#177
mir | 
Russia M13F
lol Gambit,NAVI,Spirit, ForZe>>>>> all US teams
2020-12-17 15:43
1 reply
only Navi is better on those teams lmao
2020-12-17 18:53
#15
Boombl4 | 
Latvia Zau
Pog
2020-12-16 11:59
just to say that, they had to get paycut in main roster and now that xD
2020-12-16 12:00
PogChamp TIME TO THROW PogChamp
2020-12-16 12:00
#18
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
POG
2020-12-16 12:00
"Dietrichsen" lul
2020-12-16 12:03
Zyphoon is good, others are shit
2020-12-16 12:03
1 reply
Zywoon
2020-12-16 12:51
Interesting
2020-12-16 12:04
4 replies
Lmao so sad that they have to put a disclaimer when talking about astralis
2020-12-16 12:05
3 replies
No? Why its sad?
2020-12-16 12:06
2 replies
when something postive is said about astralis they say that astralis owns hltv xdddd
2020-12-16 12:13
1 reply
They are goats do who cars
2020-12-16 12:42
Damn a main and assistant coach lol
2020-12-16 12:04
nice
2020-12-16 12:04
Arent Academy teams banned now?
2020-12-16 12:05
3 replies
that never happen
2020-12-16 12:07
#36
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United Kingdom galaxyv2
what
2020-12-16 12:09
thats why it is talent team!
2020-12-16 12:09
#35
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Spain kirooZyy
If i remember well, some of them where on this video youtu.be/sYTQOoD6FKI
2020-12-16 12:09
#41
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2020-12-16 12:10
#44
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Bulgaria radofjc
PHOTO/from left to right/ : 1-Moses' relative, 2-unknown entity, 3-little NaToSaphix, 4-little k0nfig, 5-little Xizt, 6-little GTR, 7-DOSIA
2020-12-16 12:14
#50
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
r0nic > zonic for sure
2020-12-16 12:13
2 replies
lol
2020-12-16 12:14
#56
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Hong Kong DG84
Ir0nic>ir0nic>z0nic
2020-12-16 12:17
Astralis jr. Vs navi jr. The best jr match lets go
2020-12-16 12:16
2 replies
navi jr will slam them to another planet lmao
2020-12-16 16:12
1 reply
xD true
2020-12-17 05:10
#57
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
Zyphon and Vester is the only interesting ones
2020-12-16 12:19
#58
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Denmark Daweh
Lul they can only disappoint, but if one of them becomes a GOD it is all worth it I guess.
2020-12-16 12:20
Any dane that can tell me anything about these players? I don't know a single name and I thought I knew a bit about danish scene
2020-12-16 12:21
2 replies
I only know a bit about Zyphon, he’s a 16 year old gem, insane raw talent, the only thing that’s against him is his sleep schedule, in a normal School week he gets home from School and plays until 2 am, Wales up at 5 am and takes a run, and goes to School at 7 am, he’s almost a Walking zombie, but he is insane, i guess Thats the Way to grind.
2020-12-16 21:02
1 reply
That kid is dumb
2021-01-11 18:34
#60
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Jordan Zereeni
nice
2020-12-16 12:21
Astralis is just a huge business, they want the best people to get as much money as possible
2020-12-16 12:27
#66
B1T | 
Europe Gigska
21 so old for such project
2020-12-16 12:28
1 reply
#70
ropz | 
Romania sky27
+1 dafuk
2020-12-16 12:31
LUL no1 cares
2020-12-16 12:28
spdr and vnG bad players in 1.6, probably bad coaches in go
2020-12-16 12:32
1 reply
vnG is a damn legend
2020-12-16 13:10
Astralis pulling this move cuz of North :D
2020-12-16 12:33
1 reply
Typical Danes, greedy want no competition
2020-12-16 12:35
#79
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Australia popoto
omegalul
2020-12-16 12:38
noice free salary
2020-12-16 12:39
Better than c9.
2020-12-16 12:40
Astralis YOUNGSTERS
2020-12-16 12:40
#85
ztr | 
Sweden Goudi
all teams do this after Nip showed the way xD
2020-12-16 12:40
#88
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World Beard43
Ez for Vester men.
2020-12-16 12:44
40k/month just wasted
2020-12-16 12:44
Just call it an academy team
2020-12-16 12:49
#93
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Israel xazetti
Astralis currently: 11.5 players, two teams, the HLTV website. wonder what will they own by the end of 2021
2020-12-16 12:51
2 replies
kinda ironic coming from a jew, isnt it?
2020-12-16 14:44
1 reply
#174
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Israel xazetti
either go back to 4chan or take your meds, do you really think that if the jews own everything I'd be sitting here on hltv instead of taking advantage of my world domination? 0/8 take
2020-12-17 12:43
pog dosia finally back to business
2020-12-16 12:53
New Danish bots inc
2020-12-16 12:56
#101
Jame | 
Poland SebL
Wow, this lineup is literally made of players that have no experience at any level, it will take a long time to make good players out of them, but GL Astralis.
2020-12-16 13:12
4 replies
That is kind of the point
2020-12-16 14:02
3 replies
#122
Jame | 
Poland SebL
Most academy teams have young players but they atleast have experience at a lower level, and in Astralis it's literally players that never played even in lower level in Denmark. Interesting project.
2020-12-16 14:03
2 replies
#179
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Denmark lonnyb
yeah Vester is the only one that isn't totally a nonamer on the team lol
2020-12-19 18:52
1 reply
#181
Jame | 
Poland SebL
For me he is noname just like everyone else in the roster, maybe he is better known at smaller level of Danish scene, but I'm not deep into it.
2020-12-19 19:00
Won’t be surprised when they rekt every t1 team also
2020-12-16 13:41
Why all the hate? I don't understand it. Someone is doing something to keep the scene alive and develop the talent of the future that and people start hating on them ... The NA scene is already dead and if no one is taking any initiatives, the rest will follow soon enough. Have a nice day.
2020-12-16 13:42
1 reply
+1
2020-12-16 14:53
ez for danish youngsters
2020-12-16 13:44
#115
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Romania roN1k
R0nic my friend i have this nickname for 15-17 yeara ago when u play with dolls😂😂 ur my fan?
2020-12-16 13:55
#121
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Germany I_car
VeryNiceGuy best coach!
2020-12-16 14:02
1 reply
lmao
2020-12-16 15:12
#123
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Brazil rahnL
cool
2020-12-16 14:24
#124
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France Uexo
12 man roster
2020-12-16 14:26
No doubt the working language will be danish, but will norwegians or swedes be allowed, if they have working knowledge of danish? A player like Friberg has been on a danish team.
2020-12-16 14:27
more es3tags they can sell and make easy money
2020-12-16 14:37
POG
2020-12-16 15:17
lucky guys
2020-12-16 15:45
#140
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Denmark Jonasnhj
I personally know 2 of the players and have played with them multipul times
2020-12-16 16:26
1 reply
#141
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Denmark Jonasnhj
And Zyphon is toxic as fuck
2020-12-16 16:26
Vester ,Vster , Vestr. Would have been great.
2020-12-16 16:32
Count with?
2020-12-16 16:33
GL kids
2020-12-16 16:36
Thank god i'm not apart of that team hahahaha, i swear these guys are not going anywhere. This is a weak team
2020-12-16 17:06
#150
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Denmark Ungernes
oh god oh fuck, astralis 2
2020-12-16 18:10
R0nic fan of zonic by any chance?
2020-12-16 19:44
#154
HS | 
Estonia artl3ss
KEKW
2020-12-16 19:55
#157
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Hungary szia
so, astralis expands to 12 player roster
2020-12-16 20:25
If any of them are good they will get flipped for profit, if they are not good they will earn a spot on the main roster when the current lads contracts run out, top lel
2020-12-16 22:06
this team wont go anywere now Astralis is just wasting money
2020-12-16 23:24
good, now they can sign device glaive xypex and dupreeh in, then there's a chance
2020-12-17 05:05
WTF is THIS?
2020-12-17 15:33
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