gla1ve signs new three-year deal with Astralis

The Danish in-game leader has laid speculation about his future to rest.

Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander has signed a new three-year contract with Astralis that will keep him with the Danish organisation until the summer of 2024, it was announced on Friday.

The news puts an end to speculation over the Danish tactician's future. His contract was set to run out at the end of the year, which would allow him to join another organisation for free on January 1.

gla1ve has committed his future to Astralis

gla1ve admitted that he had doubts about signing a new contract with the organisation before concluding that "I am Astralis by heart and no matter how I look at it, this is where I feel at home."

"Astralis is an organization that will always strive to progress, to change the game, and to develop the players – and it is engrained in everyone here that we always compete to win the biggest titles," gla1ve said.

"To me, it’s all about being in a place I can see myself progress as a player while surrounded by dedicated people with the same ambitions and values. I have had a lot of talks with [Sports Director] Kasper Hvidt about the future, how I can develop further as a player and how we develop the team and set-up. There are so many things to achieve and areas to improve even further, and personally I feel confident that Astralis will leave marks on professional Counter-Strike for many years to come.

"At the same time, my girlfriend is expecting our first child later this year and the safety of knowing I will be met with understanding and flexibility when that time comes means a lot to me. I feel really good about this extension and I’m excited for the coming years on so many levels. I am sure we will have a lot of occasions to celebrate new titles with all the amazing Astralis fans."

Astralis still have three players with contracts expiring at the end of the year: Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth. Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen has a year left on the two-year deal that he signed with Astralis when he was signed from MAD Lions in July 2020.

The Danish organisation also has to sort out the coaching situation for next year. HLTV.org first reported on July 4 that Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen was considering leaving Astralis, with Jaxon reporting on Thursday that the 34-year-old coach will not remain with the team beyond the end of the year, when his contract expires. Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen, whose future with Heroic has been in doubt since he missed IEM Cologne, is the main candidate to replace the four-time Major winning coach.

gla1ve has been a part of Astralis since October 2016, when he was signed as a replacement for Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen. He has played a key role in the team's success since then, with his tactical prowess and high-fragging potential making him one of the most revered in-game leaders in the game. He was named the eighth-best player of 2018, when Astralis won ten international titles, including the FACEIT Major, and the first edition of the Intel Grand Slam prize.

"When we look at our Counter-Strike team in a historic perspective, Lukas has been instrumental for the way Astralis has developed the game," Kasper Hvidt, Astralis' Sports Director, added. "His thorough preparation and constant attention to detail have been key to the team's successes, and the way he continues to contributes with new ideas will also be vital for the coming years.

"He is one of the most self-aware players I have worked with and during our talks around the new contract it hit me how hungry and dedicated he really is. We have come far with the team, but as a team and an organization we still have a lot of unredeemed potential in regards to how we work inside and outside the server. Lukas thinks about Counter-Strike on a completely different level than most others and we will see a lot more of that going forwards.

"With the contract signed, Lukas can focus on his role as In-Game Leader, rest easy about his coming fatherhood and think about the long-term development of the strategy and the team’s playbook. It is a great day indeed."

Astralis will return to action in mid-August in ESL Pro League Season 14, which will be held online. The Danish team will be hoping to keep the momentum going after reaching the semi-finals of IEM Cologne — their best result since the departure of star player Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz to NIP in April.

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1821
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1722
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1805
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1851
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Better than being without a job i guess
2021-07-23 10:02
36 replies
+1
2021-07-23 10:04
i mean most teams nowadays. dont care about winning anyway. merch and social media stuff probably makes u more money than winning under pricepooled events.
2021-07-23 10:04
27 replies
if you win, u have better chance to get good sponsors=more money
2021-07-23 10:06
14 replies
na, most of this orgs already have the best of the best sponsorship. and they also dont lose it cuz they have good results in other games.
2021-07-23 10:11
13 replies
If you don't care about winning you'll get nowhere
2021-07-23 10:45
11 replies
u care about winning the first 2-4 years but after that u earn that 30-40k monthly salary which is more u get from a ESL win and u just dont give a shit anymore and astralis even more u have won everything u can win. once u reach that state ur career basically over cuz u will never have that mentality back.
2021-07-23 11:06
9 replies
never won esl one trophy yikes
2021-07-23 11:26
2 replies
i liked your name
2021-07-23 13:14
1 reply
#237
 | 
Brazil Yamat01
name + flag = intankavel
2021-07-23 18:51
That's true people lose their winning mentality as they grow older, there are only a few exceptions... C. Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and I'm sure S1mple is the same, that's why they are so good.
2021-07-23 11:48
4 replies
simple didn't win that much yet, ofc hes hungry af. let's see whether it will change or not. btw people like ronaldo are definitely not as hungry as before. and ibrahimovic.... what has he ever won.
2021-07-23 12:32
3 replies
#185
 | 
Indonesia lumayan
+111
2021-07-23 13:38
ronaldo and ibrahimovic are still as hungry as ever, it's just their body that can't keep up as they are getting quite old
2021-07-23 21:23
I am sorry that I need to comment on that but really the question should be "What has he not won?" and the important titles that he hasn't achieved yet can be counted on the fingers of one hand, let's not exagerate. He's won so much and he's played to an amount of tier S clubs that no other footballer can really match.
2021-08-01 18:50
#275
 | 
Denmark Whoopz
Astralis has their own Energy Drink in Denmark sponsored by CULT. And they also recently opened their on gift shop and LAN Café next to Tivoli, I'm certain they don't care about ESL money anymore.
2021-07-25 05:23
+1
2021-07-23 20:38
You are not right)) Astralis is actually in big debt (just like many, many other orgs) Also stocks keep falling since early 2020, already lost like 30% to this day
2021-07-23 11:11
Right - But Astralis allows him to work in Denmark, which is +, with the baby and such. + Pretty big paycheck, probably lowered a little due to financial problems, but still better than working as a cashier.
2021-07-23 10:06
5 replies
Hahaha cashier
2021-07-23 10:10
2 replies
I could see Gla1ve in my local supermarket packing bags for elderly people
2021-07-23 10:12
used to be the best job back in the days, when u didnt work like slave on saturday and sunday. and during the week only till 16:00
2021-07-23 10:17
#55
 | 
Austria SplasJ
This
2021-07-23 10:11
+ 1. Most countries is a downgrade with a kid on the way
2021-07-23 10:33
#108
 | 
Poland kerlito4
winning also boost your socials and merch
2021-07-23 10:46
offcourse you need to win some shit to have decent merch sales.
2021-07-23 12:16
Of course they care about winning. That teams have other income doesn't change that and do you actually think anyone playing CS for hours everyday do not care about winning?
2021-07-23 15:07
Exactly bro. I also think that.
2021-07-24 05:52
Ofc ure correct. Same happens in mma for example. Nowadays emotions are valued more over results.
2021-07-24 10:46
1 reply
#290
 | 
Denmark Bagjo
MMA …… even more stupid then boxing.
2021-07-28 00:40
+1 Not the so called "BIG DAY" we were expecting kkkkk
2021-07-23 10:11
wtf, he is the core of the team
2021-07-23 10:29
wtf are you about, gla1ve is most valuable player ever
2021-07-23 10:51
Yeap I guess, not bad for him considering his a father and a world best IGL. he could even become a coach if such a time would require it.
2021-07-23 16:49
Name doesnt check out
2021-07-23 18:11
name checks out
2021-07-25 03:15
#283
 | 
Europe Top8vk
Big Brain Glaive!
2021-07-26 23:47
#2
 | 
Asia M@GNU5
damn
2021-07-23 10:01
2 replies
WTF RIP CAREER
2021-07-23 10:07
1 reply
#83
 | 
Asia M@GNU5
who knows, but for now RIP CAREER
2021-07-23 10:29
Nic
2021-07-23 10:01
#4
 | 
Finland ManLikeRopz
lmao
2021-07-23 10:01
#5
 | 
Australia Simplexitys
not expected
2021-07-23 10:01
Hahahha
2021-07-23 10:01
#7
 | 
Ukraine Devolvian
Why???!??????!!
2021-07-23 10:01
#8
 | 
United States mattgg2015
WTF? HE SHOULD HAVE JOINED EG.... RIP career, enjoy playing with new danish bots
2021-07-23 10:02
20 replies
#37
 | 
Norway Balta69
EG = career suicide
2021-07-23 10:06
14 replies
#94
 | 
United States mattgg2015
Add back Ethan and Tarik Ethan Tarik CeRq Gla1ve Stan Ez major
2021-07-23 10:35
13 replies
Stan omegalul
2021-07-23 10:46
Why stan of they’ve got Gla1ve? 😅
2021-07-23 11:25
2 IGLs OMEGALUL
2021-07-23 11:25
Must be born in 2015 to have bot stan in roster if u have glaive alr
2021-07-23 11:34
goat roster just replace stan with brehze
2021-07-23 12:05
lmaooooooooo
2021-07-23 13:15
That is the definition of trash.
2021-07-23 14:22
1 reply
And depression
2021-07-23 14:54
#228
 | 
Japan ZatoizhiZ
Ethan Cerq Brehze glaive Xeppa Would be a good team.
2021-07-23 17:30
#233
 | 
Poland Hellp3r
American brain XD
2021-07-23 18:08
8/8 bait
2021-07-24 00:57
Noob pick
2021-07-24 06:47
Good one lol
2021-07-27 19:03
eg OMEGALUL
2021-07-23 10:24
axaxaxaxaxaxxa
2021-07-23 10:34
KEKW
2021-07-23 10:45
why would he downgrade?
2021-07-23 10:57
#133
 | 
Norway 2kayn
4 place astralis, eg bots tier 3 team stfu
2021-07-23 11:32
#9
 | 
Mexico GiPaD
wtf
2021-07-23 10:01
#10
 | 
Romania wadd
Not expected
2021-07-23 10:01
So Therese life
2021-07-23 10:02
2 replies
#110
 | 
Denmark Almoe
this is a good thing... recruit 14 year old aimlord awper from fpl (cheap/free) -> win 4 more majors ez
2021-07-23 10:49
1 reply
+1
2021-07-23 11:10
damn lol, not really expected so we got gla1ve & bubzkji confirmed for the new astralis roster i really dont think xyp, dupreeh and magisk will stay tbh
2021-07-23 10:02
9 replies
Why wouldn't xyp stay? Only other option for washed up player is to retire or go to valorant.
2021-07-23 10:03
8 replies
because there was very believable info that astralis tried to sell him in the past already
2021-07-23 10:13
3 replies
Yes - But no one bought him
2021-07-23 10:16
2 replies
doesnt mean there were no offers also xyp tweeted a few things (i'm too lazy to search for right now) in the past that indicate that he isnt very happy with the astralis org
2021-07-23 10:47
1 reply
You're right, but i doubt anyone would be willing to pay more in monthly wage for him, than Astralis currently...
2021-07-23 11:54
Xyp is a perfect fit for the well paid retirement home FaZe clan! :D no need for him to worry yet :)
2021-07-23 11:26
#153
 | 
Norway codelapiz
ask any pro player, even simple put xyp on his dream team. in 2018-2019 he was the best support player ever, hes lost some motivation, and with it some impact, but hes still good for any team with fragging power than needs a smart player that will do and knows what to do to win. if astralis anounched they are keeping glave, xyp and bubsky, simple would leave navi today even after their last lan.
2021-07-23 12:14
2 replies
Yes, in 2018-2019 is the exact problem
2021-07-27 19:04
1 reply
#289
 | 
Norway codelapiz
2020 was 1 lan or smt not many real lans with normal crowd atleast. now xyp was back to being the best support player of all time in colone so no reason hes to think hes anything other than a lan player.
2021-07-27 19:29
#13
 | 
Estonia thisba!tes
SLAVERY STARTED FROM THIS DAY
2021-07-23 10:02
1 reply
LMOAOAOAOOAA
2021-07-23 10:05
hmmmm for gla1ve sure, but for the other 4, who knows where they will end up?
2021-07-23 10:02
7 replies
#80
iM | 
Europe g4nl0cK
other 3*, cuz bubzkji sitll has one year left on contract
2021-07-23 10:28
6 replies
#100
 | 
Spain capta1n
He means Zonic as well. Personally I would like Zonic to stay, he seems to be the most impactful coach there is atm
2021-07-23 10:40
5 replies
No he didnt mean zonic
2021-07-23 11:15
4 replies
+1 you should always believe allu fans
2021-07-23 12:16
yea i meant zonic as welll
2021-07-23 14:56
2 replies
#229
 | 
Japan ZatoizhiZ
Lol, i don't believe that. "The other 4" might be the remaining players.
2021-07-23 17:33
Let's be real here bro you didn't mean zonic
2021-07-23 18:21
haters btfo
2021-07-23 10:02
nice
2021-07-23 10:03
if glaive leaves, astralis becomes irrelevant good move for astralis but idk if it's good for glaive
2021-07-23 10:03
4 replies
You can attract or keep good players with gla1ve on the team. Personally I would give up my dj career if the call came
2021-07-23 10:46
3 replies
Would u be willing to sacrifice the 250k/month paycheck for that ? :o
2021-07-23 11:28
2 replies
Online CS as much as it sucks. Is better than online festivals
2021-07-23 12:44
1 reply
#277
 | 
Israel s0r
agreed
2021-07-25 15:58
Haha All delusionals spamming my Danish CSGO laugh thread that Gla1ve joins fnatic
2021-07-23 10:03
where are the people saying that astralis as an org is done?
2021-07-23 10:03
RIP BOZO
2021-07-23 10:03
2 replies
Danish CSGO "Leaks"
2021-07-23 10:04
wtf mens
2021-07-23 13:16
all those speculation
2021-07-23 10:03
Papa1ve
2021-07-23 10:03
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2021-07-23 10:03
ez4GODLA1VE
2021-07-23 10:03
#27
RpK | 
France pol44r
Cuck
2021-07-23 10:04
I hope it means that rest stays with him. I miss G5 days and this Astralis is kinda substitiute for them.
2021-07-23 10:04
so only gla1ve magisk, xyp, dupreeh gone
2021-07-23 10:05
#34
 | 
Indonesia LosD
huh
2021-07-23 10:05
-1Iq move from him…
2021-07-23 10:06
+farlig incoming
2021-07-23 10:07
1 reply
#205
 | 
France cedd
Naw I think Lucky or mertz
2021-07-23 15:07
okay thats unexpectes news
2021-07-23 10:07
That was a BIG deal. What a relief <3 Now, who's joining and who's leaving? 👀 Surely hopes zonic and the rest will stay on
2021-07-23 10:08
11 replies
It seems like hunden is most likely replacing zonic when his contract expires.
2021-07-23 11:55
10 replies
I hope not, but the rumours could suggest that
2021-07-23 12:09
9 replies
i just don't think zonic has the hunger to innovate anymore. i would prefer hunden tbh
2021-07-23 18:40
8 replies
Zonic has been a better player and a better coach than Hunden he is better in every part of the cs comprehension why tf would you prefer Hunden ?
2021-07-23 20:32
7 replies
maybe i don't agree with your arguements, and if you read my comment one more time. you'll see why i think hunden would be a better option. ofc, i mifght be wrong. but i guess we'll never know if they stick with zonic. also the team just seem to have the same level of tactical innovation, as they had earlier. and i feel like they socially arrent as close knitted as they used to be. which i feel like hunden has better social skills than zonic. he has also (in my mind) proven, that he is capable of innovating the tactical aspect of things in his time in heroic.
2021-07-26 12:33
6 replies
But i dont like cheater :v Hard situation but you are right on some points
2021-07-26 15:16
5 replies
i respect that you feel that way, but in that case you don't want zonic as coach either i suppose?
2021-07-27 14:43
4 replies
I dont get your point sry :v Is it a cheat accusation against Zonic or i am dumb ?
2021-07-27 19:02
3 replies
as far as i remember he was caught with the bug aswell. granted, not to the same extend as hunden (and others). i might be remembering it wrong tho tbh..
2021-07-28 01:33
2 replies
I think you remember bad :v I'm maybe blind af but i dont see him on the list of the 37 coach that got ban theloadout.com/csgo/37-coaches-banned-sp..
2021-07-28 13:31
It seem i was right about Hunden :)
2021-07-29 17:28
:o
2021-07-23 10:09
#46
 | 
Portugal dascouves
Still hoping dupreeh, xyp9x and magisk sign aswell!
2021-07-23 10:09
#47
 | 
Macedonia whitel
i wish you went fnatic :( it could be more fun
2021-07-23 10:09
1 reply
#278
 | 
Israel s0r
fnatic = rip career
2021-07-25 15:59
HOLY
2021-07-23 10:09
damn so nobody predicted this huh
2021-07-23 10:09
RIP Fnatic glaive
2021-07-23 10:09
6 replies
RIP G2 Gla1ve
2021-07-23 10:13
5 replies
why would g2 make any change ? they're playing really good
2021-07-23 10:14
4 replies
I mean gla1ve is upgrade for any team...like s1mple, dev1ce or zywoo if you had a chance to sign them you would.
2021-07-23 11:20
3 replies
but also g2 doesn't "need" any changes
2021-07-23 11:21
#230
 | 
Japan ZatoizhiZ
Comparing glaive to s1mple, device ir Zywoo??? What am i missing here? He's not that good, come on. There was even a time when Magisk played as an IGL and did right. And he's not a top fragger aswell.
2021-07-23 17:39
1 reply
Gla1ve is GOAT IGL, only contested by Karrigan. He is up there, even if it isn't that obvious.
2021-07-24 22:13
#54
 | 
Turkey tazar
Best IGL on CS:GO history
2021-07-23 10:11
POG
2021-07-23 10:11
pog
2021-07-23 10:12
he did it for money xD
2021-07-23 10:12
Expected
2021-07-23 10:12
#65
 | 
United States NeoFana
typo paragraph 10, missing ending quotation mark , nt admin
2021-07-23 10:15
2 replies
#89
HEAP | 
India LRAD
Multi paragraph quotation rule. Miraa is too smart men
2021-07-23 10:33
1 reply
#132
 | 
United States NeoFana
holy shit mens I am in shock, what a god
2021-07-23 11:31
Fessor mertz teses welcome
2021-07-23 10:20
big for astralis, glaive builds a new team from scratch and wins another 3 major, then we are like s1mple who? glaive goat.
2021-07-23 10:20
1 reply
You have looked into the orb of future truth and seen great things. Well done wizzard. Hope you are right!
2021-07-23 10:39
Lets go more majors incoming!
2021-07-23 10:20
more malding & poor desk treatment. Lost all respect I had for Nicholaj Nyholm :(
2021-07-23 10:20
danish csgo leaks fake?
2021-07-23 10:21
Gla1ve's a clubmen, so much respect to his name
2021-07-23 10:21
damn, this is unexpected
2021-07-23 10:22
top 15 team
2021-07-23 10:23
kind of dumb unless he got a lot of money
2021-07-23 10:26
I hope glaive had a serious talk with the astralis org about his new conditions of being re-signed
2021-07-23 10:28
#81
 | 
Poland Astoner55
I guess Astralis offered him so much money that he just couldn't say no - and I honestly respect that. He takes care of his future, his family, his child. Very good decision life-wise.
2021-07-23 10:28
4 replies
+111. These guys need to think about their future. They are not 18 anymore.
2021-07-23 10:32
very true, mens
2021-07-23 11:03
+1
2021-07-23 11:54
+1! Someone who understands the game called ‚life‘ :‘)
2021-07-24 11:29
Top 1 team
2021-07-23 10:29
#85
 | 
United States okuulanda
gla1ve next astralis coach confirmed
2021-07-23 10:31
gg astralis top 100 xd
2021-07-23 10:31
huh, at least he don't worry about the income now.
2021-07-23 10:32
Pog
2021-07-23 10:33
1 reply
astralis prob gonna keep this roster
2021-07-23 10:33
#95
 | 
Czech Republic Poloolpp
hopefully astralis will return to top 3 teams when lans become normal again
2021-07-23 10:37
Makes sense.
2021-07-23 10:39
gla1ve snake confirmed
2021-07-23 10:39
If they sign Hunden I will never cheer again for Astralis. What a disgrace for the whole org to replace legend like zonic with a cheater...
2021-07-23 10:39
1 reply
Zonic has also been a cheater
2021-07-23 12:04
GOAT
2021-07-23 10:44
so glad he didnt go to fnatic
2021-07-23 10:46
Love you Astralis! Love you gla1ve! people baited hard af noobs
2021-07-23 10:52
I think its smart with a child coming up not to change the team and use his position for a good deal with less pressure in the next 1 or 2 years.
2021-07-23 10:52
Money is money. And there is no sure chance other orgs would bring him more
2021-07-23 10:54
So, gla1ve extended his contract, but others didn't?
2021-07-23 11:04
3 replies
just think. did each player sign a contract for the same duration on the same day?
2021-07-23 11:22
1 reply
I mean they have just 5 months before the end of their contracts. gla1ve probably extended because of money for his family.
2021-07-23 12:17
You can be sure they talked about it. In the end its all about the money and glaive picked the safe way. Lets See if the rest stays with their captain. Can‘t really see dupreeh in any other Org, but I thought the Same about Device ;D
2021-07-24 11:34
LEGEND IGL. gl
2021-07-23 11:21
#130
 | 
Other the_dark
pog, Legend igl also this makes danish leak guy look like a clown
2021-07-23 11:28
1 reply
No? He never said anything about gla1ve lol. He said: Xyp9x > FaZe Dupreeh > NIP Magisk > coL
2021-07-23 11:42
Ah yes great choice! This org will be flexible considering he will have a child on the way.. this org that <...checks notes...> forced them to get doctors notes to take any kind of break from stress and burnout.. GLHF is supposed to be a casual term but honestly I hope for all the luck in the world that things are better than they were before for him. He deserves that.
2021-07-23 11:34
2 replies
shoulda make his own org, with blackjack and hookers
2021-07-23 12:21
You dont think its normal to have to get a doctors note to get relieved from work?
2021-07-23 21:04
#136
 | 
Turkey Froxlol
rip
2021-07-23 11:36
Weird, wasn't gla1ve one of the players that got screwed by the Astralis management when he wanted to take a break before? Why would he want to resign with these guys when they didn't even grant him his wish before he was burned out?
2021-07-23 11:45
1 reply
#150
 | 
Poland Astoner55
Money.
2021-07-23 12:10
Only for 3 years?
2021-07-23 11:55
2 replies
only?
2021-07-23 12:07
that's a long time mens
2021-07-23 12:11
nice
2021-07-23 12:10
I thought gla1ves goes to Navi :(
2021-07-23 12:16
1 reply
Did he learn russian and is NaVi in need of a new IGL? Thought they played some good counterstrike, no?
2021-07-24 11:37
Thats my boyyy
2021-07-23 12:19
#162
 | 
Greece RedWinter
This pre season is wilder than football lmao
2021-07-23 12:33
2 replies
wait until fallen joins astralis
2021-07-23 13:16
+1! Every team makes changes and some are really unexpected. NGL, i love it :D
2021-07-24 11:38
hope he gets good players to build with
2021-07-23 12:37
zonic leaving is the biggest news here. Apparently there was a conflict between him, the players and the org. Seeing how much they were respecting him I don't know what has changed behind the scene. Who will remain part from glaive & bubz?
2021-07-23 12:41
5 replies
source: trust me bro?
2021-07-23 13:27
4 replies
Literally in the article? When they credit the source for zonic leaving lol
2021-07-23 13:29
3 replies
Ah so a loose rumour from somebody saying 'trust me bro', Not going to believe it until something is official, because I dont see how there should be a conflict when Zonic literally decides who plays and who gets benched, but nothing has happened. Seems more like frustrations from a 2 year long online era, so lets see if he ain't gonna stay after all, now that LANStournaments came back and Astralis are actually competitive
2021-07-23 15:43
2 replies
"Sources close to the players say there were tensions between the coach, the players & the org." And apparently that's what made him take the decision to not renew his contract. Same thing when neL is reporting something he has inside info or close connections to players, managers, staff, etc.
2021-07-23 15:48
1 reply
you could be right, but I dont believe he leaves until I see it. It's so easy to say 'ppl close to him/them says'. We will see
2021-07-24 03:01
If glaive is staying, that means that some goood awper will join astralis soon
2021-07-23 12:42
#166
 | 
China VeryXxGuy
IGL GOAT
2021-07-23 12:42
idk why people say this is a bad move... astralis was always probably gonna stick together, maybe with one or two changes
2021-07-23 12:43
Rip Navi Gla1ve
2021-07-23 12:53
#171
 | 
United Kingdom xxsavage
RIP Fnatic gla1ve
2021-07-23 12:55
4 replies
This would have been insane ngl. I wanted ALEX to Vitality instead of apEX. But well...
2021-07-23 13:32
1 reply
#271
 | 
United Kingdom xxsavage
Don’t like ALEX tbh. Just my opinion
2021-07-24 22:56
fnatic lol its like messi and ronaldo were going to valencia
2021-07-23 17:14
1 reply
#270
 | 
United Kingdom xxsavage
Nah, more like Manchester United. Legendary team and org in the past
2021-07-24 22:49
VeryPog
2021-07-23 13:25
expected
2021-07-23 13:36
#188
 | 
Finland ZoqFotPik
Good safe signing. gla1ve is a top IGL and consistent.
2021-07-23 13:45
#190
 | 
Brazil pasinato
thanks god
2021-07-23 14:15
The best IGL in CS history
2021-07-23 14:16
nice for the goat IGL.
2021-07-23 14:24
#201
 | 
Portugal joaosenra
Astralis should have sign estag aswell now i dont know for them they have brain tatics but they need someone consistent that can open the game for them like device did
2021-07-23 15:01
Oh gla1ve wtf
2021-07-23 15:03
i guess G2 gla1ve wont happen
2021-07-23 15:07
#208
 | 
Serbia Dusan837
atleast they will have good igl for new roster
2021-07-23 15:09
#209
 | 
Philippines Kithya
congratulations on the baby!
2021-07-23 15:13
Astralis 4 Majors vs NaviKidFanboyToxic 0 Majors no rage ! I love you Astralis G2 <3
2021-07-23 15:37
#213
 | 
Peru SuperGOD
why D:
2021-07-23 15:46
leaks btfo again. why are you guys so gung-ho on astralis breaking up? its the same GOAT team minus dev1ce and they just had a great LAN tournament.
2021-07-23 15:55
wow wtf
2021-07-23 15:55
#218
 | 
Sweden suriel666
omegalul .. well, probably just did it because of baby gla1ve overrated IGL since 2 years anyway
2021-07-23 15:57
Cool news about glaive becoming a dad. Same girlfriend that he got kicked out of a team for back in 2012-2013 when she was not allowed into the studio for a small tournament or something? Not sure I remember it correctly but it was a lot of heated exchanges between all parties involved. Glaive have come a long was on many levels since that. Hope he gets to lead a new great iteration of Astralis.
2021-07-23 16:04
1 reply
she had a ticket but glaive wanted her to sit front row and so he got banned from the tournament after raising a stink
2021-07-23 17:15
#221
 | 
Australia csRIOTgo
Hope glaive didn't take this just because he need the paycheck security with him being a dad soon. Pretty sure CoL would pay to have him as their IGL :P
2021-07-23 16:12
#222
 | 
Ukraine Xe0m
nice!
2021-07-23 16:47
It feels like gla1ve quit giving a fuck and just wants to get paid and a big ass vacation when his kid is born. This is why he's 5head.
2021-07-23 16:52
Oh well, when you've won everything possible, you have the luxury to take whatever decision makes you happy. Enjoy Gla1ve!
2021-07-23 17:10
i was expecting glaive to stay, but i dont know about that 3 year contract length, seems too much honestly.
2021-07-23 17:54
#232
fer | 
Brazil wlaan
wow
2021-07-23 17:58
POGU
2021-07-23 19:15
#239
SPUNJ | 
Europe Pts
tier 3 incoming can't wait
2021-07-23 19:23
#240
 | 
Denmark Gryde
danish economy is fond of gla1ve
2021-07-23 19:49
#243
 | 
Europe Vallon4
Not the same without devve. It's too bad he left before the first LAN, Astralis looked like they missed just 1 part that would've allowed them to win the whole thing... and it was him.
2021-07-23 20:44
3 replies
yep xd thinking of that too after they choked semi final, man they couldve been great again
2021-07-23 23:49
2 replies
#267
 | 
Europe Vallon4
Still GOAT team, but they could've achieved even more.
2021-07-24 15:07
1 reply
Glaive is staying so maybe they do even more…
2021-07-24 23:20
#245
 | 
Chile cristiaan
lol XD
2021-07-23 21:07
It’s easy money, why else… Keep milking the system as long as you can. It’s E-sports, nobody expects to make a career out of it and knows it can end immediately. Just drain the funds
2021-07-23 23:47
3 replies
he can join other teams for more?
2021-07-23 23:48
2 replies
I think he don't ready to new astralis era. Waits results
2021-07-24 16:19
1 reply
Yeah but others might leave :/
2021-07-24 23:20
very unexpected, at least a reason to keep cheering:)
2021-07-23 23:48
So he admita he gave up/just wants the money now
2021-07-24 00:20
GOAT
2021-07-24 04:04
Best IGL in the history
2021-07-24 04:20
free paycheck before retirement
2021-07-24 05:30
please pick up chrisj as awp
2021-07-24 06:26
#265
 | 
Romania Xyst
Would've liked to see him in G2
2021-07-24 12:15
Why are you surprised that he's staying in a team for such a long time? He's outside player and in the game leader and he's going to rake money. So what's so surprising?
2021-07-24 13:30
Oh is he still with the same girl that he wanted backstage at lan and was being a bitch to his teammates in 2014? Most likely not..
2021-07-25 06:15
#279
 | 
France Uexo
let's go best igl of all time
2021-07-26 02:18
nice
2021-07-26 08:19
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.