Astralis submit seven-man roster for IEM Katowice including academy player vester

The Danish giants stressed that it is very unlikely that the 19-year-old will get to play in the prestigious competition.

Astralis have announced that academy player Mads "⁠vester⁠" Vestergaard has been included on the roster submitted for IEM Katowice. Kasper Hvidt, Astralis' Director of Sports, explained that the decision should be viewed as an indicator of the organisation's commitment to developing young talent rather than as a new strategy, stressing that it is very unlikely that the 19-year-old will see any game time in the $1 million competition.

vester added to Astralis' IEM Katowice roster

"We want to signal that Astralis Talent is a part of the organisation," Mr. Hvidt said. "It's about letting them see and feel some of things that make Astralis what it is. We are not expecting vester to actually play during the tournament and it would be a bit too ambitious to assume he can already play against the best teams in the world.

"Should we end up in a situation where two players are out, we will not hesitate to use him on the server, though. Otherwise, he wouldn't be a part of the squad."

The Astralis Talent roster was unveiled on December 16, one month after the organisation announced a player development program designed to "create a recruitment platform and training partner" for the organisation's main teams.

The academy team, guided by veteran Dennis "⁠vnG⁠" Vang, are currently in 10th place in Elgiganten Ligaen Season 16 with a 4-7 record. Later this week, they will be taking part in a the Snow Sweet Snow 2 Regional qualifiers alongside Lyngby Vikings, Tricked and Copenhagen Flames.

According to the ESL Pro Tour's transfer regulations, a roster "can contain up to two substitute players on top of the regular ones." Astralis aren't the only team making use of the rule, however: NIP have submitted a list of seven players for the competition with Young Ninjas duo Anton "⁠Sapec⁠" Palmgren and Tim "⁠Mann3n⁠" Isak as substitute players.

Astralis currently have six active players on their roster, although Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen has featured for the team only once since the start of the year. Earlier this week, the 22-year-old rejected reports suggesting that he is looking to leave the team to find regular game time.

Astralis will play their first match in IEM Katowice on Thursday at 15:30 against a team coming out of the Play-In Stage. Evil Geniuses, G2 and Heroic are the other teams so far confirmed in their double-elimination group.

The lineup submitted by Astralis for the showpiece competition is the following:

Denmark Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
Denmark Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen
Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth

Denmark Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen (substitute)
Denmark Mads "⁠vester⁠" Vestergaard (substitute)

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1756
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
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 Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1214
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1636
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
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Sweden Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
63
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1458
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Mads 'vester' Vestergaard
Mads 'vester' Vestergaard
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
24
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.78
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1741
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
48
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.74
#1
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Czech Republic forseti12
pog
2021-02-17 16:02
57 replies
#24
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
weird flex but ok they're not actually gonna play it's just a publicity stunt like originally with the 7 man roster bs
2021-02-17 16:04
56 replies
unfortunately for them there are only so many HenryG's you can scam
2021-02-17 16:09
45 replies
#64
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Australia cl_brain0
hahahaha
2021-02-17 16:11
lmao
2021-02-17 16:12
#94
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Czech Republic forseti12
xd
2021-02-17 16:20
#102
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Czech Republic xANUx
thx, you made my day better :D
2021-02-17 16:24
1 reply
im glad :)
2021-02-17 17:09
Nice one
2021-02-17 16:24
dammnnn son
2021-02-17 16:29
LMFAOO
2021-02-17 16:51
#178
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Slovakia Daev0n
lmao
2021-02-17 17:03
+1 lmao
2021-02-17 17:05
#181
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India SKS_1337
THIS COMMENT WINS THE SHOW. LOL Imagine HenryG reading this. Back then they did it with North, now left the esports. Now they did it to Cloud9, Will leave esports in a few years. LOL
2021-02-17 17:08
6 replies
i dont think they wanted to sell kjaerbye but he just left atleast device said so
2021-02-17 17:10
2 replies
#189
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India SKS_1337
true. I was exaggerating that bit. BUT.... conspiracy theory: They made it look like that so he can ruin North xD
2021-02-17 17:13
Ya he was seeking his dream so he enter in North 4 better options cap
2021-02-17 22:48
#271
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Czech Republic Noxar
>Years Kekw
2021-02-17 20:32
2 replies
#272
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India SKS_1337
LMAO. I bet they have cash to splash for a few years. no way they can have long term commitment to pric3tag and t0xic for reinstating their contracts.
2021-02-17 20:35
1 reply
#274
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Czech Republic Noxar
Will leave before the next year out of shame, and hang Henry by the balls.
2021-02-17 20:37
lmao made my day
2021-02-17 17:09
#203
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Europe pvfr
what is the context on this one?
2021-02-17 17:29
9 replies
Es3tag played for Astralis for a short while, had a pretty solid performance and C9 bought out his contract. HenryG is the manager of the team. twitter.com/forevr_gg/status/13167353323.. Biggest deal in CS:GO history for a player that isn't performing. 1.03 rating LUL
2021-02-17 17:34
8 replies
It's a shame really because Es3tag was playing out of his mind during his stint in Astralis.
2021-02-17 18:04
6 replies
yup, maybe English comms don't favour him, maybe ALEX's style doesn't suit him, maybe he doesn't have a Kasper to overwork him or maybe he simply overperformed in Astralis. Idfk what it is, but this whole C9 Colossus thing is starting to be really damn shameful for such a big org
2021-02-17 19:23
5 replies
I agree, on paper it looked okay but overall C9 are showing lackluster results...
2021-02-17 20:25
4 replies
#275
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India SKS_1337
on paper? ALEX wasn't even NEXA, Golden level fragging IGL. w0xic was a beast, but known for emo issues. Mezzi who? Floppy ok, young but not a prodigy. pric3tag had to perform. Didn't, wasted roster.
2021-02-17 20:38
3 replies
Which is why I said "looked okay", not ground-breaking or prodigious of achieving the next big thing -- just "okay"... ALEX is hit or miss but is better than most people think... W0xic we expected good results from but was axed from the team. Mezzi is actually pretty darn insane but hasn't really showed us that just yet, just flashes of it here and there. Floppy is not a prodigy no, but he is a very talented young star. Es3tag was a solid move as Es3tag looked amazing in Astralis, but whether or not it was an overperformance or he is just not comfortable with English speaking - Who knows? I still think Es3tag is hands down the best player on that team, he just hasn't shown us yet.
2021-02-17 20:50
2 replies
#282
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India SKS_1337
I understand. <3 But I thought you meant "okay" for the money they put in. I mean Chaos would run circles over this C9 if -leaf +woxic.
2021-02-17 20:52
1 reply
Not at all. I mean-- the project is obviously ambitious, I think it was something like 6 million poured into it? Which is insane when you think about it... I have hope for Cloud9 because individually I like the roster but overall I can see why others hate the idea and are not a fan of it...
2021-02-17 20:53
#335
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Europe pvfr
Oh you meant that scam, thanks for the answer :) imo it could still work out, needs more time, or different players next to him
2021-02-21 23:39
lmao
2021-02-17 17:37
lmaooo
2021-02-17 17:40
AHAHAHAHAHA
2021-02-17 17:43
#220
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Oceania aZZtec
Lmao that was so good
2021-02-17 17:49
KEK
2021-02-17 18:10
XD
2021-02-17 18:15
#236
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Canada J47
Lmaooooo this was gold +1
2021-02-17 18:17
xDDDDDDD
2021-02-17 18:51
#277
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-02-17 20:40
lmao aysf u sf g h i n g
2021-02-17 21:52
I ai vrajit pe astia ma cu comentariul tau Oricum iti dau si eu +1 , prea caterinca
2021-02-18 03:21
ez lol
2021-02-18 08:12
Lmaooooo
2021-02-18 08:40
#331
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South Africa Jamalen
damnnn
2021-02-18 17:07
LOL Just keep scamming the same HenryG? They are desperate for replacements right now.
2021-02-19 17:33
2 henry g
2021-02-20 23:30
:DDDDDD
2021-02-24 08:22
so dumb
2021-02-17 16:12
#131
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Namibia Nachofish
sure but their investors eat this shit till there is no tommorow
2021-02-17 16:39
Its not really bs. There is a reason tournaments allow this now. And the big teams have 6 man rosters. it makes cs better. it improve the game, and the teams, and take the "oldest" E sports game further into the future. Having more players than the 5 man main roster is the future. its done in all sports. And bringing talent up on ocasing make sense and is again done in all sports. Young talent get to go with the main team on training camps. or one get a chance to go with a team when they go play Champions league or what ever.. just have to look outside the closed set of CS.. Its a good thing for the sport, and makes a lot of sense, even if they dont plan to play him.
2021-02-17 18:44
5 replies
I'm personally not convinced full 6+ rosters are the future. In the end, CS and other E-sports revolve a lot around synergy. The reason in physical sports is to have less physical strain on the players. While you could argue this is also true for mental strain in E-sports, it is less the case. It'll be down to if teams can get good synergy with more players. Alternatively, I can see a situation where players get swapped for tournaments, considering the busy schedule, but I don't think it'll stay like this.
2021-02-17 22:50
4 replies
I do think that is the future. There is ( normally ) a lot of travel and many tournaments. And its really hard work, harder than before, because E sports is not just sitting at the pc anymore. They have to do work outs, eat right, and they train in many other ways away from the computer. And on top of that comes the matches, often at odd times, travel and all that. Having an extra member full time member will help with that and overall makes things better for the teams and players, that will in turn make it better for the sport and the fans watching. We also see much more focus from the teams on having a 100% talent team connected to them, and not just a partner team. E sports are moving into a realm of buisness and actual sports. with not just focus on the team playing matches but everything around them, settings and set up. and the future getting the talent to come from within and be eased in by being around the main roster so there will be less jumping around and more security for the players, that in return will lead to them being able to perform better. Im not sure 7 man full rosters will be a ting, but as we see 6 man roster + a in team talent roster of 5 or 6 players where they can be used as the 7 player for different things and easing them into the top level of cs.
2021-02-17 23:35
3 replies
That's why I think if there is going to be a 6+ man roster it would be swapping for entire tournaments, and not just one map. However, a problem would of course be: the players have to agree. Most players probably wouldn't like being on a bench and would rather gamble in a team where they can play full-time. Though that might change over time, I know I wouldn't enjoy it.
2021-02-17 23:48
2 replies
Well. lets just take football. you use different players there to. When you play a "weaker" team you might try out a talent. Or if you play a team that is very defensive you need a high attacker to head the ball into the goal. And as the 6 man roster becomes more a part of everything and finds its true place, it can be used that way. Some player might be good to use against that team because that team is good at that map. and so is he. Or he might be better because the other team is super aggressive and he counters that good. and the other player is good when things are more tactical. Its something that will be more and more complete over time, its still a new thing. But I think most big orgs in the future will have a working 6 man pro roster and a 6 man talent roster playing in the national league. And it will be used much more in depth using weaknesses and strengths both of your players and the teams you are facing. And that will most likely mean one or two players on a team swap with each other and miss games, but the whole team still win, and play. they wont just sit and never play. And I also think it will be a good way for some players, it can be a way to prove them self, and ease in to the pro scene, do well as the 6 man and other teams will take you on as a main player. its already sort of happened, es3tag was the man coming in, doing really well on a big team, so an other team wanted him, and paid a lot of money to get him. If he had not stepped into Astralis, cloud 9 most likely would not have picked him up, or paid for him. So done right it can be a win win win, win for the team and org, win for the main group. and win for the 6´th man
2021-02-17 23:57
1 reply
Possibly, but I still feel like most individuals wouldn't like it, but then again, money :p I'm mostly interested to see how it goes once LAN starts again. Then we'll be able to say more about it, I feel.
2021-02-18 14:36
#266
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African Union IcanSEEit
more like corona security measure instead of pr stunt. now astralis can play even when 2 players corona.
2021-02-17 20:09
I am truly just wondering what they're gonna do, you never know with Ast.
2021-02-18 08:41
#2
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Slovakia x1fy
bruh
2021-02-17 16:03
interesting, very interesting
2021-02-17 16:03
10 replies
Omegalul... next move some team 10 players rooster.. valve will not let 7+ player happen for majors
2021-02-17 16:21
9 replies
#193
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Poland RoDaK
Yeah imagine a team playing one map with X5 man roster and the 2nd map with completely different rooster of Y5 man. XD this would be massive for comebacks and scams
2021-02-17 17:18
8 replies
7 replies
wtff ez 10v5
2021-02-17 17:47
Lmao what a diamond
2021-02-17 17:49
#240
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Poland RoDaK
Holy fkn shit so it already happened? Praise jesus
2021-02-17 18:33
TheEntireNationOfKenya LOOOOL
2021-02-17 18:46
1 reply
#276
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Czech Republic Noxar
53 million and 9 players kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-17 20:40
LOL hahahaahahahaha, future astralis
2021-02-17 18:59
expected from africa.
2021-02-18 00:39
why
2021-02-17 16:03
1 reply
I think they are gonna try to do this with each player on the talent squad in different tournaments. Put them on the main roster and have them pracc with the main team so they can get a shitload of experience. Choosing vester also works pretty well because him and zyphon are without doubt the best players on talent.
2021-02-17 20:52
#FREEBUBZKJI
2021-02-17 16:03
13 replies
+1
2021-02-17 16:05
#66
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Czech Republic WhyAmIHere
+1
2021-02-17 16:11
+1 None of the "substitutes" will get any game time
2021-02-17 16:14
8 replies
ofc buzkji will.
2021-02-17 16:18
1 reply
Wasn't Bubzkji playing Nuke? LOL
2021-02-18 16:06
they have gotten plenty of game time earlier
2021-02-17 16:26
5 replies
plenty? you can count the number of maps buzkji has played on one hand
2021-02-17 16:48
4 replies
yeah well, you can count to 31 with one hand
2021-02-17 16:53
3 replies
hltv.org/stats/teams/6665/astralis literally says "bubzkji 16 maps"
2021-02-17 23:42
+1
2021-02-17 16:24
wdym, the guy had offers but decided to stay himself with astralis, #PLSBUBZKJIFREEBUBZKJI
2021-02-18 12:03
Welcome to the roster vester, have fun sitting on the bench!
2021-02-17 16:03
4 replies
#38
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Finland byrbyl
:D
2021-02-17 16:05
they need 5 warm benches for the 10 man roster, #TOTHESTARS!
2021-02-17 16:06
2 replies
in addition to astralis talent, they should have astralis bench
2021-02-17 16:26
1 reply
Astralis Bench vs Ence Bench would be great game
2021-02-17 17:53
ok
2021-02-17 16:03
GL playing one map with him
2021-02-17 16:03
Wtf why not Zyphon????
2021-02-17 16:03
7 replies
+1 dude is putting up insane numbers
2021-02-17 16:11
2 replies
He is always the top fragger
2021-02-17 16:13
1 reply
development is a key factor to longevity... even though hes doing extremely well, they realize that as a 17 year old he has plenty of time to keep developing before having the pressure of competing, not just at the top level, but on a team that feels they should be the #1 team(extra pressure to perform), not just good enough to be at the big events.
2021-02-17 16:25
I really don’t understand it either. Zyphon 1.35 rating last 3 months Rest of the team has 0.75-0.91
2021-02-17 16:22
#107
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Czech Republic xANUx
do you want a promising player sitting on a bench like bubzkij?
2021-02-17 16:26
1 reply
+5
2021-02-17 16:45
#302
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Romania styl3noxe
because considering how zyphon plays he will probably get many offers in the future so he doesn't need to play in the main team, they wanted to give a chance to a player who didn't had the chance to shine yet.
2021-02-17 23:37
It's time to stop this bs.
2021-02-17 16:03
#11
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Australia Skycap
Astralis you need to stop
2021-02-17 16:03
#12
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Bulgaria goshyy
POG
2021-02-17 16:03
#13
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Turkey 69kagan
why
2021-02-17 16:03
Ok
2021-02-17 16:03
#15
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Estonia qoznyyy
but wont even use them
2021-02-17 16:03
#16
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Finland Mattis3
0.80 rating kekw
2021-02-17 16:03
4 replies
Why all people with the Finland flag are rude like, so unnecessary
2021-02-17 22:50
3 replies
They weren't rude, they became ♨️
2021-02-18 00:32
1 reply
Java logo wtf
2021-02-18 04:38
Not rude mens he's just stating facts. I feel bad saying this but astralis talent roster except zyphon doesnt really have that much talent. Compared to how promising zywoo,s1mple, NiKo, even bot stewie looks good when they are still 19 yrs old. Too bad in pro scene hardwork can't overcome pure talent.
2021-02-24 07:07
Oh no....
2021-02-17 16:03
waterboy
2021-02-17 16:04
BUBSK 😭
2021-02-17 16:04
Why not 10 mens??
2021-02-17 16:04
20 Man roster incoming
2021-02-17 16:04
Another bench warmer :D
2021-02-17 16:04
3 replies
+1 lul
2021-02-17 16:05
now Bubzkji has a mate to play wingman with while the bois are on tournament!
2021-02-17 16:46
1 reply
lmaooo
2021-02-17 17:06
#23
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Germany NitczkaCS
Ah shit here we go again
2021-02-17 16:04
#25
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Poland xOwcA
Zyphon is way better
2021-02-17 16:04
1 reply
zypwho
2021-02-17 16:07
Literally just symbolic lol
2021-02-17 16:04
3 replies
#124
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Denmark MeToxi
If you used your 50iq brain, you'd realize that he's there to observe and learn how the A-Team plays. If not to join the roster in the future, then to increase his value whenever they might sell him
2021-02-17 16:32
2 replies
fair enough, but that assumes that he will actually be with the team when they play or practice, which is not something they indicated here.
2021-02-17 16:45
#146
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Brazil Exfm
He could just watch the VOD at home.
2021-02-17 16:45
finest PR bs
2021-02-17 16:04
0.91 rating against tier 5 the fuck he gonna do against tier 1
2021-02-17 16:04
3 replies
Cheer Zyphon could do damage against t1
2021-02-17 16:05
2 replies
Yeah to astralis
2021-02-17 16:26
He could do damage pog
2021-02-17 22:51
Ok
2021-02-17 16:04
Unexpected, but nice gl
2021-02-17 16:04
What?
2021-02-17 16:05
bru h
2021-02-17 16:05
Great! Another player wasting his valuable youth on the bench
2021-02-17 16:05
3 replies
not rlly hes just there incase someone gets ill or some shit for 1 event, hes still playing in astralis acad
2021-02-17 16:07
2 replies
if someone is unable to play from he main roster then bubzkji would play instead of this dude
2021-02-17 16:09
ye and when he gets good they'll sign him to the main roster without fielding him in any real matches just like with bubzkji
2021-02-17 16:23
weird flex, they literally say he wont play, seems kinda pointless
2021-02-17 16:05
5 replies
#127
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Denmark MeToxi
#124 Its not like he's a permanent addition to the team.
2021-02-17 16:35
3 replies
they dont have to add him to a big event roster to do that lol
2021-02-17 17:22
2 replies
#200
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Denmark MeToxi
What is the argument to not do it? Like they're allowed to do it so why not do it? No matter how you turn and twist it, there are only positives to doing it.
2021-02-17 17:28
1 reply
#112 basically explains my stand
2021-02-17 18:31
Blastralis 2.0 I N C O M I N G
2021-02-17 22:51
why is that news worthy? Are you gonna write article for navi too?
2021-02-17 16:05
12 replies
1 reply
Nip got 2 subs too, fnatic got 1 sub, g2 and faze using old players as subs according to that site but I guess they didn't make a PR stunt saying how they want vester to feel included so no news for them. :(
2021-02-17 16:27
Hltv is partly owned by astralis.
2021-02-17 16:10
5 replies
hltv.org/disclosure Give that one a read
2021-02-17 16:11
1 reply
Okay ty
2021-02-17 16:13
+1
2021-02-17 16:21
1 reply
2021-02-17 16:29
No shot
2021-02-17 22:53
first seven man roster in tier1 is at least announcement worthy i'd say
2021-02-17 16:15
2 replies
You mean first team to make PR stunt like they said they will have rotatable squad with 7+ players then proceed to sell one and drop the other one when he wasn't needed and now using old squad while allowing bubzkji to play once per month so they can say they didn't lie about rotatable roster
2021-02-17 16:36
1 reply
yeah probably exactly that, astralis org is full of shit but an announcement is an announcement
2021-02-17 16:47
Ok this is a solid 3/8
2021-02-17 22:52
#40
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Ukraine Dert_
clowns
2021-02-17 16:05
bubzkji will have to share nuke lmaooooooo
2021-02-17 16:05
lol imagine taking vester over Zyphon, who is prob the biggest talent in Denmark XXXXXXXXXXXXXXDDDDDDDD
2021-02-17 16:06
1kk sell to Clown9 incoming?
2021-02-17 16:06
soon 35 man roster, 5 men for each map
2021-02-17 16:07
3 replies
been doing meth instead of math I see
2021-02-17 16:49
2 replies
men is the grammatically correct word for saying '5 men' in my 2nd sentence because men is the plural of man. The reason why you say 'X man roster' instead of 'X men roster' is because that phrase becomes a noun by itself For example, saying "7 men are playing on Astralis' 7 man roster" would be the grammatically correct sentence.
2021-02-17 17:09
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#225
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Oceania aZZtec
Yes mens
2021-02-17 17:54
Now what... 5 different players for each map
2021-02-17 16:08
just submit 2 teams
2021-02-17 16:08
Wtf
2021-02-17 16:10
the org is literally killing the team after they realized what es3tag gave them. gj
2021-02-17 16:10
#59
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Latvia FieryBlood
Mads "⁠vester⁠" Vestergaard holy shit what a name 8/8
2021-02-17 16:10
wtf is a vester
2021-02-17 16:11
rip
2021-02-17 16:12
guy looks like bubzkii younger bro, bubzkii leaving soon then...
2021-02-17 16:13
bubzkji doesnt even play at all so why should this boy play xd
2021-02-17 16:14
maybe let your sixth player play before you add a seventh astralis wat doink
2021-02-17 16:14
New star i hope
2021-02-17 16:14
#78
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Australia popoto
OMEGALUL
2021-02-17 16:14
Vester is going to play 2 maps and get sold to C9 for 1 mill
2021-02-17 16:14
how many play maps? - yeah 0))) bublik afk player . 19 year kinder no chance
2021-02-17 16:15
ok astralis ok
2021-02-17 16:15
#84
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Sweden RaaCCooN
.80
2021-02-17 16:15
why not zyphon lol? havent seen astralis acedemy play, but i have seen that he topfrag every fcking game
2021-02-17 16:15
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zyphon looks really promising actually
2021-02-17 16:19
is he a brother of jannik vestergaard(southampton's centreback)?????interesting
2021-02-17 16:16
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Common name in Denmark.
2021-02-17 18:38
good luck!
2021-02-17 16:17
#88
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Brazil DodoGamer7
Now they have 2 guys that will not play nice
2021-02-17 16:17
wow! 0.8 rating guy! cool!
2021-02-17 16:18
Zyphon>
2021-02-17 16:19
Preparing him to sell to c9 when they make another roster change
2021-02-17 16:20
#96
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Czech Republic y0fl0w
who cars
2021-02-17 16:21
tier 3 team
2021-02-17 16:22
why is this even allowed? CS should be 5v5
2021-02-17 16:25
2 replies
+1
2021-02-17 16:26
+1
2021-02-17 16:28
No god pls no
2021-02-17 16:28
> The Danish giants stressed that it is very unlikely that the 19-year-old will get to play in the prestigious competition. But you still make an article
2021-02-17 16:29
#118
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Brazil tskvsky
One more paycheck stealed
2021-02-17 16:29
I didn't know esports was becoming the NFL haha
2021-02-17 16:30
Zyphon plays good CS
2021-02-17 16:30
another paycheck stealer whos not even gonna play
2021-02-17 16:31
Andreas Andreas Andreas....get a new hairline u godt the money fore it....and it is2021 it Can be done .....
2021-02-17 16:32
#125
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Hungary raffai
why the F tho xDD nice rating too
2021-02-17 16:32
Now just wait for NA team to buy him for a million something
2021-02-17 16:33
Ok hope they do this: He gets to play, everyone baits for him, he has good stats, they sell him later for shit ton of money, ez profit
2021-02-17 16:37
PRAETORIANS! ASTRALIS ARE OVERTAKING THE SENATE BY MEANS OF ARMS!
2021-02-17 16:37
Astralis 50 man roster soon.
2021-02-17 16:39
UNEXCPETED??
2021-02-17 16:39
Cool so now 2 players wont play a single map
2021-02-17 16:40
NAVI you need 10 man roster.... Only then will you win MAJOR :)))
2021-02-17 16:40
#136
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Europe Cirros_V2
50IQ haters in 3.. 2... I love innovation and new approach. GL Astralis!
2021-02-17 16:40
so washed up can't even compete 5v5 ?
2021-02-17 16:41
#138
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Denmark MeToxi
People here are so dumb Its not like Vester has joined the team. He's there as a part of a talent development program which is very different to Bubzkji who's there as a part of the roster. Vester being there is for Vesters sake, not Astralis. He's not playing because they don't need him to play. They need him to observe and learn. If for some reason they lack 2 players, they will use him. But only then, because he's not there to compete against the best. He is there to learn.
2021-02-17 16:42
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You have to understand 99% of the comments here are by people who fangay some other team that Astralis been shitting on for years now. They are so insanely jealous of everything Astralis has done that Astralis could literally announce tomorrow that they would donate 10 billion dollars to charity and these people would still find a way to make it negative lmfao. This is pretty much a no brainer. IEM allows for 2 subs so why not use them both? Vester gets to listen in on the decision and strat making throughout the tourney which is worth a lot as a young player. But the average hltv and reddit spergy take is "oMg iF hE doEsNt gEt tO pLAy, whAt'S tHe pOiNT"
2021-02-17 16:50
1 reply
+1
2021-02-17 19:17
Bubzkji getting cucked even harder
2021-02-17 16:43
#140
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Ukraine alexftw
This is getting ridiculous
2021-02-17 16:43
This vester kid looks like if device and glaive had a baby somehow
2021-02-17 16:44
24 officials played with 0.80 rating great fucking job again Astralis, is there literally no money in the org?
2021-02-17 16:44
Wheres the 10-man roster team?? LEMME HEAR U 🤣🔥🔥🔥
2021-02-17 16:44
NAVI ADD m0NESY FOR SEVEN-MAN ROSTER w8ting xD
2021-02-17 16:45
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but I hope we will see some restrictions like 7 man roster is maximum
2021-02-17 16:47
I assume they are doing like in football, where u19 players sometimes gets in the squad for big games, so they train with the team and follow them on gameday to get a feel of the atmosphere of a big tourney. But yeah seems a bit to much PR to do a article bout it tbh.
2021-02-17 16:46
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-02-17 16:46
wtf xaxaxxa ggs
2021-02-17 16:47
Guys stop
2021-02-17 16:48
10 men roster when? ))
2021-02-17 16:49
Literally every team had to submit substitutes but just because Astralis is danish and hltv is also danish they had to write an article of this this shit ain't even news worthy
2021-02-17 16:50
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No they didnt lmfao? Every team has the option to but no other team has so far put a player as their sub and certainly not a new player. Keep crying that HLTV mentions Astralis once every 2 weeks despite them being the most achieved org in the history of the game lmfao. They even made news about some trash tier5 french org a few weeks ago, did u cry about that as well or?
2021-02-17 16:56
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NAVI has some nonamer submitted as a sub and they didn't even mention it get your facts right before you post some bullshit :v:
2021-02-17 17:01
At the end of 2021 Astralis roster will be like: i.imgur.com/ruNYe40.png
2021-02-17 16:50
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xd +1 1 roaster for 1 map
2021-02-17 17:19
loooool one bench warmer isnt enough?
2021-02-17 16:52
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winter is too cold for one butt
2021-02-17 16:53
7mens>5men high iq move by astralis
2021-02-17 16:54
lol
2021-02-17 16:54
What happens with our fantasy team when they substitue a player in? E.g if you pick dupreeh, and vester steps in, do you get points for dupreeh that vester gets?
2021-02-17 16:54
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+1 @professeur I think he can answer on this ♨️
2021-02-18 00:36
OMEGALULKEKHAHAAW
2021-02-17 16:57
RIP Bubzkji
2021-02-17 16:57
they literally cloning ppl now. this guy is like a mix of device dna and kjaerb dna
2021-02-17 16:57
b1t > vester
2021-02-17 17:01
WTF? 10 men roster incoming? Heroic + Astralis vs Navi + Spirit vs Vitality + G2
2021-02-17 17:02
7v5 not fair
2021-02-17 17:08
again Astralis with PR moves for their shareholders... 0/8
2021-02-17 17:10
#188
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Finland harakka88
sell vester for cloud9 after katowice
2021-02-17 17:13
cringe
2021-02-17 17:14
youtube.com/watch?v=sYTQOoD6FKI that kid played against them 3 years ago
2021-02-17 17:16
lmao lets do 10 man roaster then wtf
2021-02-17 17:19
Let's go, fnck Volvo and their dumb rules
2021-02-17 17:20
#197
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Thats my old teammate :D
2021-02-17 17:23
Lol
2021-02-17 17:23
not cool
2021-02-17 17:27
Must be rough times for astralis
2021-02-17 17:29
They cant even make bubzkji work but now they want another??
2021-02-17 17:29
rip his career
2021-02-17 17:31
#205
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Sweden boyyscout
its a good idea as they might get to bring in a 6th and 7th player when EG start to humiliate them in the upper semis
2021-02-17 17:31
#206
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Europe t.o.p
Why is this a headline? You even say it yourself immediately after the title. It's just precaution because they allow 2 backup players
2021-02-17 17:34
#208
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Russia vynn
Ah, vester? I thought Zyphon is better
2021-02-17 17:34
#210
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Colombia AlejoBuh
THIS IS GOING SO FAR WTF
2021-02-17 17:37
WTF
2021-02-17 17:38
what a terrible photo montage
2021-02-17 17:39
what the fuck
2021-02-17 17:42
Poor Bubzkij. Man, i really feel for him.
2021-02-17 17:44
#221
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Portugal dracø
inb4 he gets more play time than bubz
2021-02-17 17:51
Now imagine, for each major, 7 or more new major winners maybe without not even playing the finals. 6 is already bad but understandable. 7 is craziness
2021-02-17 17:51
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+1
2021-02-17 18:01
They felt bad for boobski so they gave him a friend
2021-02-17 17:56
#228
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France Uexo
lmao
2021-02-17 18:00
lets do 10 man roster and swap 5 players every map, n.c
2021-02-17 18:02
#232
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Guatemala mob1ler
ok, meme is out of control
2021-02-17 18:04
#234
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Albania aplasa
0.91 rating okay
2021-02-17 18:12
#237
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
Wtf
2021-02-17 18:21
30 man roster so you can switch every round
2021-02-17 18:26
50 man roster inc
2021-02-17 18:37
STOP. THE. FUCKING. PRESSES!
2021-02-17 18:37
There is a reason tournaments allow this now. And the big teams have 6 man rosters. it makes cs better. it improve the game, and the teams, and take the "oldest" E sports game further into the future. Having more players than the 5 man main roster is the future. its done in all sports. And bringing talent up on ocasing make sense and is again done in all sports. Young talent get to go with the main team on training camps. or one get a chance to go with a team when they go play Champions league or what ever.. just have to look outside the closed set of CS.. Its a good thing for the sport, and makes a lot of sense, even if they dont plan to play him.
2021-02-17 18:45
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One of very rare good comments on hltv
2021-02-17 18:48
#254
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
IF a team uses their 6th and 7th player, yes. But the thing is, Astralis does not use Bubzkji lol, they let him sit on the bench forever. Look at NaVi, they use B1T a lot.
2021-02-17 18:56
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They have him for one map, that map dont come up that much anymore. B1T play Inferno, a map everyone plays.. However yes, he could be used more. However that changes nothing on the premises of my message, 6 man rosters are good for cs, fans and the teams. its the future. And taking talent in and on to a tournament even without using them is smart, and good for the team, talent and the future.
2021-02-17 19:04
Later this year soccer team Astralis with 18 players including xgod
2021-02-17 18:47
LMAO
2021-02-17 18:52
rip Bubzkji's career
2021-02-17 18:53
#252
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Lmao Bubzkji. Just wait for it, Astralis will use Vester and not Bubzkji.
2021-02-17 18:54
need 30 man team
2021-02-17 18:55
#255
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Poland SebL
I mean, he hasn't been showing up at all in this Talent roster, it's really weird that they choose him, but maybe he is worth a chance. Although he is most likely not going to play anyway.
2021-02-17 18:58
if youre not gonna use him wtf is the point? just virtue signalling basically
2021-02-17 18:59
Looks like a young Device
2021-02-17 19:06
we play a football or csgo here ?
2021-02-17 19:17
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water polo
2021-02-17 19:23
#264
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Czech Republic Venckor
That’s actually smart. Give the new players chance to play. Increase their selling price. After that sell them and make profit. 200iq
2021-02-17 19:55
Bubzkji won't even touch a single round XD
2021-02-17 20:08
They know that glaive and xyp9x cannot save them.
2021-02-17 20:14
I'm happy for vester, but I don't understand why didn't they pick Zyphon instead, he is 2 years younger and has much better stats XD
2021-02-17 20:29
2 subs lmao this isnt sport
2021-02-17 20:29
Ass-tralis building a cricket/soccer team? really???????
2021-02-17 20:36
#278
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Serbia LtN))
who?
2021-02-17 20:41
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-17 20:43
Little device ?
2021-02-17 21:00
the photoshop is terrible lmao xyp9x head KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-02-17 21:09
#286
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Europe Vallon4
They must need money. They're doing the same thing they did with es3tag - show off a very cheap player, put him in good position, put a little sprinkle on him, then sell him for a million or so. Probably don't care too much about winning the major, even.
2021-02-17 21:31
come back es3tag
2021-02-17 21:31
why not a squad of 45 men, 5 men for each map? I think it's pretty well
2021-02-17 21:40
who cares of their clown show anymore. submit 100 players who cares
2021-02-17 21:57
#292
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United States stotte
We need a six man roster in NA. +zeptic +HexT +Wolfy +Wilky
2021-02-17 22:34
Why not submit Zyphon? I know he wont play anyway but u never know whats going to happen,Zyphon is by far best player of AST Talent...
2021-02-17 23:11
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+1 by far, weird decision to be honest
2021-02-18 01:09
He looks like a mix between device magisk and xyp9x
2021-02-17 23:46
#311
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Chile cristiaan
seven???? whaaaaaaat
2021-02-18 01:16
Astralis: Announce vester Bubzjki: What about me? Astralis: Bubzjki you have to improve, your warm bencher skills are bad Bubzjki: Sadge
2021-02-18 02:34
is he a brother of wantz?
2021-02-18 03:49
None of the subs will play a game anyway
2021-02-18 03:56
No refunds KEKW
2021-02-18 04:42
5v7 ez AstRaliS
2021-02-18 05:12
Another young man will be sitting on bench without having a chance to play lmao.
2021-02-18 05:13
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he still is gonna play for the talent team..so its not as bad as bubskji who has transitioned to a proper bench warmer now
2021-02-18 16:07
2025: forty-man roster
2021-02-18 05:27
Next year: Astralis announces 200 man roster. The players will be lucky if they get to play 1 event per year.
2021-02-18 10:01
still waiting for that entire population of Denmark roster...
2021-02-18 14:15
> submitting 7 players > not even letting the sixth play on the only map they use him
2021-02-18 22:28
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