Zyphon parts ways with Astralis Talent

Several players are being considered to replace the 17-year-old on the roster.

Astralis Talent and Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss have decided to go their separate ways, the Danish organization has announced. The 17-year-old player has stated that the reason for the split was that the two sides "couldn't agree on the goals".

"Rasmus is a good player who can achieve great things but we have come to terms with the fact that this is not the right time considering the expectations we have to each other," Astralis' Head of Talent, Dennis "⁠vnG⁠" Vang, said in the announcement.

Astralis Talent are down to four players after Zyphon's departure

Zyphon had been a part of Astralis Talent ever since the organization decided to put together an academy roster at the end of 2020. The Dane was the team's highest-rated player, having averaged a 1.15 rating over 23 maps in HLTV.org's records since the start of the year.

With his departure, the team has undergone a second lineup change in just under a month, after they replaced their in-game leader, Mathias "⁠R0nic⁠" Pinholt, with former MASONIC member Alexander "⁠Altekz⁠" Givskov in March.

According to the announcement, several players are being considered as Zyphon's replacement. Until a new player is found, Astralis Talent are down to four players, with another set to round out what will eventually become a six-man roster in the summer:

Denmark Mads "⁠vester⁠" Vestergaard
Denmark Alexander "⁠Altekz⁠" Givskov
Denmark Andreas "⁠Void⁠" Dietrichsen
Denmark Victor "⁠vigg0⁠" Bisgaard

Denmark Mikkel "MistR" Thomsen (begins summer 2021)

Denmark Dennis "⁠vnG⁠" Vang (coach)

Denmark Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov
Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.75
Denmark Victor 'vigg0' Bisgaard
Victor 'vigg0' Bisgaard
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
35
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Andreas 'Void' Dietrichsen
Andreas 'Void' Dietrichsen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
29
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Mads 'vester' Vestergaard
Mads 'vester' Vestergaard
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.75
Denmark Mathias 'R0nic' Pinholt
Mathias 'R0nic' Pinholt
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
30
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.76
Denmark Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.70
#1
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Austria Brandenburg
so sad!
2021-04-08 17:45
10 replies
KEKW snake org anyway
2021-04-08 17:47
4 replies
pretty sure this was like one of their best guys
2021-04-08 17:47
3 replies
he was, but he is known in the danish community to have a bad attitude and I am pretty sure that is why they parted ways :D
2021-04-08 17:54
2 replies
#83
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Poland mich34
maybe too hungry for a development squad, his aim is crazy tho, love watching him play and hope he finds a nice team soon!
2021-04-08 19:25
1 reply
He has a terrible attitude. From what i heard he acts arrogant to his mates and sometimes ragequits ts in officials. Not a surprise that he got kicked. Only sad part is that cheater N1xen is gonna replace him
2021-04-08 19:35
is he the next k0nfig?
2021-04-08 17:47
1 reply
yes
2021-04-08 17:53
good for him he prob. helised he was getting lied to
2021-04-08 17:51
1 reply
#105
FASHR | 
Netherlands SYDK
eeeeh looking at #31 and lower it looks like he just wanted too much and is a bit cocky
2021-04-09 00:15
He look like a badass chiuhaua wtf?
2021-04-09 00:11
#2
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India OOFmiester
Zywhoo?!
2021-04-08 17:45
1 reply
+1
2021-04-08 23:31
#3
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Norway LeTankT34
who
2021-04-08 17:46
who cars
2021-04-08 17:46
5 replies
A lot of people use cars. They are very popular in the world of automobiles
2021-04-08 18:03
3 replies
ah ok mens, thank you
2021-04-08 18:06
2 replies
Dont you know what? What dk you guys use in ireland?
2021-04-10 00:04
1 reply
horses with cart attached usually, sometimes bikes
2021-04-10 19:24
I cars
2021-04-08 20:04
their best player by far
2021-04-08 17:46
1 reply
-Xypn9x +Zyphoon
2021-04-08 23:29
cooper farrell australian?
2021-04-08 17:46
wrong void haha
2021-04-08 17:46
1 reply
#14
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Finland Cucumber))
haha
2021-04-08 17:47
good for him, they were bottlenecking him hard
2021-04-08 17:46
ZYWHO
2021-04-08 17:47
#13
allu | 
Finland _Top1
God zyphon -> ex north/cph gods
2021-04-08 17:47
He’s gotta have an offer from a better team right? Hope he’s earned a contract somewhere the only talented one on this roster
2021-04-08 17:47
7 replies
He is known to be toxic, so that might be the reason
2021-04-08 17:53
6 replies
Imagine you're Zyphon tho you're basically smurfing in whatever scene they're playing in and the rest of your teammates are below 0.85 in rating It's pretty understandable he'd get pissed at times, not saying its justifiable though
2021-04-08 18:01
5 replies
He is not smurfing at all, just look at he table in the danish top league.. 1.01 rating with Viggo at 1.04 as the best on the team liga.dust2.dk/stilling/ligaen/
2021-04-08 18:03
3 replies
#51
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United Kingdom SyptechSr
his teammates are: 0.83 0.98 0.75 0.80 Zyphoon is: 1.15 with r0nic it was even worse, zyphoon is 100% carrying
2021-04-08 18:07
2 replies
Tbf its not like Astralis Talent actually plays many HLTV featured events so 2.0 rating here probably isnt that reliable for these guys I suppose
2021-04-08 18:13
They have 11 games on hltv and 40+ outside of hltv. Just look at stats from the danish league Viggo 1.04 Zyphoon 1.01 Rest 0.9x
2021-04-08 18:16
He was arrogant and toxic wayyyyyy before he joined
2021-04-08 19:36
#17
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Europe SteffeMvrs
Wrong void lmfao
2021-04-08 17:49
Damn. So sad when he was so strong and had such a good potential. I really hope to see him in future for sure
2021-04-08 17:50
#19
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Argentina fxzo
what? Wasn't he the most talented on this roster?
2021-04-08 17:50
4 replies
#30
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Denmark twinseN
Must be some better team who picked him up :)
2021-04-08 17:54
he was, but his attitude is not one of his talents ;)
2021-04-08 17:56
2 replies
#79
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Argentina fxzo
Yeah I was thinking that maybe he have a bad attitude, what a shame for a talent
2021-04-08 18:59
#93
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Yup, i've played Danish Pro League with him and he is toxic as hell
2021-04-08 20:03
rip astralis era xaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-04-08 17:50
OG or Fnatic
2021-04-08 17:50
Literally the best player in the team LOL. Ex-North should grab him.
2021-04-08 17:51
KICKING BEST RATED PLAYER?????? This team is a joke - and I say that as an Astralis fan.
2021-04-08 17:52
#25
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Canada Juicemoose
To Lyngby Vikings!
2021-04-08 17:52
6 replies
not a bad idea at all waaaaay better than being scammed of youre career plans in Astralis
2021-04-08 17:53
#58
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Greece RedWinter
+1 -bot kristou +zyphon ez top 30 and then he can go to heroic or complexity
2021-04-08 18:12
4 replies
#63
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Canada Juicemoose
Kristou is on Lyngby? I was thinking as their replacement for natosaphix, because right now they are trialing Cabbi and he's not really impressive
2021-04-08 18:14
3 replies
Cabbi is playing for AGF and only plays for Lyngby because of roster lock in ESEA. (Cabbi was on Lyngby before, so they could use him in ESEA while AGF don't play)
2021-04-08 18:17
1 reply
#69
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Canada Juicemoose
Oh I see, thank you very nice Danish guy
2021-04-08 18:19
#90
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Greece RedWinter
Cabbi was a bandaid option because of ESEA roster locks, their IGL was forded to AWP in those games.
2021-04-08 19:43
good for him
2021-04-08 17:52
"couldn't agree on the goals" what does that even mean?
2021-04-08 17:55
9 replies
#37
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Astralis were soon gonna promote him to the main roster as 7th man but Zyphon is too smart and quickly realized by analyzing Bubzkji`s situation so he bailed out. Good job by him
2021-04-08 17:59
5 replies
If that's what actually happened, good decision. I'd be amazed if they kicked, by far, the best player from their talent roster for that though...
2021-04-08 18:03
4 replies
He was kicked bc he was toxic
2021-04-08 18:18
2 replies
Who cares though? Just don't say that he is toxic and sell him to some other org. Ez money
2021-04-08 19:06
1 reply
Its public known, so there is nothing to hide tho
2021-04-08 19:14
don't tell me you actually believe that shit one bit
2021-04-08 18:24
#38
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Russia ToughGuy
he didn't want to become new benchzki
2021-04-08 18:00
He wants a career. Astralis wants destroy careers.
2021-04-08 18:03
#65
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Finland DTeeVee
He was toxic
2021-04-08 18:15
#33
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Europe Cirros_V2
Hopefully he will find better team cuz he surely deserves one.
2021-04-08 17:55
who ?
2021-04-08 17:56
#36
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Ukraine plyto
welcome to qb fire!
2021-04-08 17:56
astralis talent are so bad, and i love it
2021-04-08 18:01
Oh no, anyway
2021-04-08 18:01
Zywho?
2021-04-08 18:02
#45
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
loooooooOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooool
2021-04-08 18:03
Hopeless project anyway
2021-04-08 18:03
#50
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Chile cristiaan
who cars
2021-04-08 18:07
Why is this a news?!?! XD #149 in ranking. Oh I forgot! This site is owned by Astralis. Corrupt shit
2021-04-08 18:07
2 replies
sharkz is 145th, what is ur point???? its big teams academy, kinda relevant, if you search acadamy on HLTV you will get plenty of news about academy teams
2021-04-08 18:10
#57
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United States Bhu_Tang
0/8
2021-04-08 18:11
qb fire?
2021-04-08 18:07
zyyphon
2021-04-08 18:08
#56
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Greece RedWinter
LYNGBY PICK HIM UP
2021-04-08 18:10
hahahahaha the only player who had potential, good lord this program is a joke
2021-04-08 18:12
guess he wasn't a talent.
2021-04-08 18:14
2 replies
he was the only one that had talent
2021-04-08 19:41
1 reply
YESSS THEN WHY HE BENCHE EDD????? IN YOUAR FACE NO TALNET PROUF.
2021-04-08 20:00
#62
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Finland DTeeVee
Good riddance
2021-04-08 18:14
Maybe he will join to kjaerbye's project
2021-04-08 18:15
#70
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Hungary Shiron212
Achievement earned: Elevate one player to the next level
2021-04-08 18:23
+Bubzkji
2021-04-08 18:24
really looksa like he wants it more than his teammates who all post really bad numbers. I would think he's toxic too. Like when s1mple played with the shitty hellraiser players. just need to udnerstand you cant say anything around anyone, but take it later.
2021-04-08 18:26
+og
2021-04-08 18:27
The most vague-less problematic reason in roster change "Different in goals" Its bullshit the org just dont want any conflict to happen. I mean every player goal is to win. how come there are difference in goals, unless zyphon wants to win while astralis just want to create 1M scam also get matchfixing revenue
2021-04-08 18:32
1 reply
Good point
2021-04-08 23:15
Welcome to QBF
2021-04-08 18:34
#77
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China HEIDASHUAi
Who cars
2021-04-08 18:44
#78
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
can I join?
2021-04-08 18:52
3 replies
Join isreal.academy
2021-04-08 20:09
2 replies
#96
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
But I want to join Astralis Talent
2021-04-08 20:12
1 reply
sorry isreal not allowed
2021-04-09 11:16
kicking their only good player kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-08 19:04
Zyphon only good player in Astralis Academy
2021-04-08 19:37
expected
2021-04-08 19:38
Zyphon too good
2021-04-08 20:25
#99
ropz | 
Germany lor3nz
now there is a place for bubzkji in Astralis
2021-04-08 21:31
#100
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Poland SebL
Well that was a short stint, I hope he learned something from this project, GL in the future.
2021-04-08 22:30
is astralis talent even a thing checking their career ratings they dont seem to have that good of players for talent i know career ratings arent everything and this is a development team but if you are giving these guys paychecks to become developed for the god tier astralis was at and they arent winning trophies theres something wrong
2021-04-09 07:48
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