k0nfig parts ways with Complexity amid reports of Astralis move

The Dane has "chosen a different direction" heading into 2022.

Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke has departed Complexity, the Dallas-based organization has announced, ending his 21-month long tenure with the team.

The 24-year-old's move away from the 'Juggernaut' follows in the wake of a report from Jaxon in September that pointed towards an impending move to Astralis, indicating that k0nfig would not re-sign with Complexity as his contract neared its end.

Astralis' interest in k0nfig is not new, and dates back to before they acquired Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif in 2018. In his book The Brain Behind Astralis, head coach Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen revealed that the team had previously targeted k0nfig to fill the gap left by the departure of Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye, but due to k0nfig's attitude at the time and because he showed up late for his interview, he was left out of contention.

k0nfig is no longer a part of Complexity

The Danish powerhouse currently have three members locked in for their squad heading into 2022, including in-game leader Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander who inked a new, three-year deal in July, as well as Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen and Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald.

However, with Magisk, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, and zonic's contracts all set to expire at the end of the year, the team are in a transitional phase as they look to finalize a lineup heading into the new tournament season.

Due to suffering a freak wrist injury during the tournament break, k0nfig has been out of action since mid-August as he recovered from surgery, forcing Complexity to field Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen and later, Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David in his place.

While k0nfig's departure opens up the opportunity for coldzera to extend his stay with Complexity beyond his current deal, which is temporary until after the PGL Stockholm Major, the role overlaps on the team between Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer, Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage, and the Brazilian rifler could prove to be an issue, as evidenced by a post-match interview from the Danish captain during the BLAST Premier Fall Groups.

The Dallas-based organization will have time to ponder their next move as they have a suitable roster to play out the remainder of the season, with changes possibly on the way as they head into the new year.

Complexity now have:

Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
Bulgaria Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev
Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
Brazil Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David

Brazil Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu (coach)

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1196
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1847
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1160
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1820
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1057
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Sad!
2021-10-07 20:13
10 replies
expected
2021-10-07 20:15
7 replies
Very nice move, konfig is a GOD
2021-10-07 20:24
6 replies
damn that wrist injury really changed him
2021-10-07 21:08
Good for him, complexity now is literally coldzera +4 (which will 100% leave the team after the major)
2021-10-07 21:08
4 replies
More like coL is just "5 average players" now lol No one is good enough to carry them solo anymore, they'll need to be team oriented, something blameF can't do
2021-10-07 22:27
2 replies
usually poizon are trying hard to carry them but when he bottomfrags the team lose BAD
2021-10-07 23:42
1 reply
people should utilize CIS awping style, otherwise you will have these teams struggle with "average" awpers
2021-10-12 00:28
clodzera aim is close to a 3500 elo pugger
2021-10-08 07:10
Future of goatstralis <3
2021-10-07 20:27
1 reply
+1
2021-10-08 05:18
#2
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United States duckkcs
RIP, the best Danish player will finally be on Astralis though
2021-10-07 20:14
24 replies
#26
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United States Rayduh
I hate it
2021-10-07 20:15
22 replies
#51
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Bulgaria klsgbr
its so sad... imagine prime astralis with k0nfig... they dont need glav... magisk igl dev,konf,xyp,dup or glavie instead of dup :D
2021-10-07 20:17
21 replies
yeah remove dup mhmm worst take ever
2021-10-07 20:29
8 replies
+1
2021-10-07 20:44
#126
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Bulgaria klsgbr
if device magisk fixed for me all day all night prime xyp over dupree... but i wrote a solution... if magisk igl they dont need glav
2021-10-07 21:19
6 replies
#152
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Norway 2kayn
You are delusional if u think -glaive
2021-10-07 23:31
5 replies
#153
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Bulgaria klsgbr
so u - dev,magisk or prime xyp instead of glav? all day all night -glav or dup instead of dev,magisk, or xyp
2021-10-07 23:32
4 replies
#155
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Norway 2kayn
Wtf with ur all -, glaive is the one that made them work, without gliave there wouldnt be prime astralis, n e v e r. Idk why u try to make all these players -, how can u -igl for a riffler like X D.
2021-10-07 23:35
3 replies
#159
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Bulgaria klsgbr
i didnt notice magisk doing as good as glav when igl...
2021-10-07 23:50
2 replies
#163
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Norway 2kayn
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-10-08 00:39
And who do you think teached magisk how to IGL effectively?
2021-10-09 01:32
#108
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United States Festive_
prime astralis is the goat. why'd you make any change?
2021-10-07 20:51
1 reply
+1
2021-10-07 20:52
remove dupreeh? Any of the astralis players can adapt and change roles on the fly, theres almost no players who can do it as well as them. the team with k0nfig instead of anyone would be worse, even if k0nfig is a god. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON THE DUMBEST COMMENT OF THE DAY.
2021-10-07 20:53
6 replies
#129
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Bulgaria klsgbr
so if u need change someone to konfig... who is your pick tell me??? :D 1.dev 2. magisk 3. xyp (prime) 4-5 dup and glav for me...
2021-10-07 21:21
1 reply
no one... no one needs to be removed from one of the only lineups who didn´t do mistakes almost , and never had role overlap.
2021-10-07 22:21
#134
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Bulgaria klsgbr
dupreeh and k0nfig comparison is like kante and lewandowski... its a different planet
2021-10-07 21:27
3 replies
idk football that well. so i didn´t understand. but if you mean that dupreeh is worse than k0nfig for astralis team , you are plan delusional. best entry fragger ever existed. csgo is not all about aim.
2021-10-07 22:23
2 replies
#150
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Bulgaria klsgbr
dupreeh good team player but not a star like k0nfig... but that magisk,xyp,dev,konfig+ dup/glav looks insane aswell
2021-10-07 23:30
1 reply
Clearly you are gold nova.
2021-10-08 00:10
silver talk
2021-10-08 03:49
What a dumb eastern eu take
2021-10-08 10:15
#177
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Albania Qopiiii
made me sign in just to say ure dumb asf
2021-10-08 11:22
+1
2021-10-07 20:44
no
2021-10-07 20:13
what will astralis do?
2021-10-07 20:13
ast konfig
2021-10-07 20:13
NICE ASTRALIS -BUBZKJI +KONFIG TOP1 TEAM AGAIN
2021-10-07 20:13
5 replies
Dupreeh might leave to join device on NiP
2021-10-07 20:27
4 replies
that would be sick, -plopski +dupreeh
2021-10-07 20:34
Many danes can understand enough swedish and speak in a manner so swedes understand it. Don´t know if Dupreeh can though, but it´s likely.
2021-10-07 21:20
Is he moving to sweden as device's new girlfriend?
2021-10-08 03:31
1 reply
Bromance <3
2021-10-08 14:06
Astralis incoming
2021-10-07 20:13
#9
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Spain IMV_
Interesting!
2021-10-07 20:14
hahahahahaahhaahha
2021-10-07 20:14
super sad news :(
2021-10-07 20:14
3 replies
Who cares they still got GODks
2021-10-07 20:26
2 replies
+1
2021-10-07 20:36
#194
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Brazil tyler4tw
+1, btw still sad
2021-10-11 19:28
rip the best player on the damn team lmao
2021-10-07 20:14
RIP Complexity but good move for K0nfig
2021-10-07 20:14
Goodluck but don’t see how going to Astralis gives him a better future imo.
2021-10-07 20:14
8 replies
+1 they had finally weathered the storm after Obo's departure, poizon's illness, all of the useless stand ins... Ofc k0nfig manages to take the next shitty decision of the team cuz why not
2021-10-07 20:35
7 replies
The fact of them only playing like three official LANs together as a team as well because of the online Covid era. There was a lot of potential there.
2021-10-07 20:43
6 replies
Agreed. With obo, this looked like a solid fucking top 5 team they could split other ones in half but man they are cursed, they are the unluckiest team to have ever grazed cs
2021-10-07 20:51
5 replies
#128
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Finland Nollegee
+1 they really can’t catch a break with this bs.
2021-10-07 21:20
?? That's faze lol. But faze had karrigan and not botf to win tournaments during that time
2021-10-08 10:18
3 replies
Nah, FaZe is just a dumb concept. You can't just buy really good players and expect them to sinergize perform together. Even if they somehow do perform, like they did in Boston, 5 huge egos won't be able to stomach a defeat that should be making them stronger instead of splitting them up, again, like after Boston.
2021-10-09 19:52
2 replies
They wee literally winning everything or reaching the finals, almost won the grandslam, adn the major. olof leaving fucked the team up. Nothing to do with egos
2021-10-09 20:28
1 reply
Karrigan literally said he couldn't get his ideas through, because the others were simply not listening to him.
2021-10-09 21:13
damn
2021-10-07 20:14
POG ASTRAAAAALIIIS
2021-10-07 20:14
NOOOOO FAKIN ASTRALIS
2021-10-07 20:14
Strong addition for Astralis
2021-10-07 20:14
#20
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United States Rayduh
Complexity is finished
2021-10-07 20:14
#21
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Russia Veyles
RIP coL
2021-10-07 20:14
#22
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Spain Nepomu
Best danish rifler with best igl ever pog
2021-10-07 20:15
real question is who is out of astralis? Xyp to faze? Dupreeh to NIP?
2021-10-07 20:15
#24
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Czech Republic Hoja26
spicy
2021-10-07 20:15
HLTV you almost give me heart attack. I think konfig Valorant.
2021-10-07 20:15
#27
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Europe elefiveS
wasnt this something everyone knew a few weeks ago?
2021-10-07 20:15
1 reply
It wasn't officially announced.
2021-10-07 21:03
Now -LNZ +Dupreeh in Nip and everything will be okay
2021-10-07 20:15
So - Xyp and - Dupreeh? Glaive Lucky Magisk Konfig Bubzkji? Doesn't look bad
2021-10-07 20:15
3 replies
-Bubzkji +jabbi
2021-10-07 20:15
2 replies
I dont think CPH are selling anyone or anyone from that team leaving soon.
2021-10-07 20:17
1 reply
I wish
2021-10-07 20:20
top 5 2022
2021-10-07 20:15
but his ego doesnt fit Astralis
2021-10-07 20:15
2 replies
Its has been like 3 years sicne the last drama with him, he surly managed to deal with it
2021-10-07 20:16
1 reply
#66
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CIS Tamoka
it wasn't even drama. he admitted in interview that it was just banter to hype up the match. + he got depressed after the hate he got, so after that he became even better person.
2021-10-07 20:22
#33
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Estonia nokkiii
Astralis comeback?
2021-10-07 20:15
Ast konfig confirmed pog?
2021-10-07 20:15
Pog
2021-10-07 20:16
Expected
2021-10-07 20:16
guess I'll have to be cheering for astralis too from now on lol org sucks but they sure as hell know how to win fans over + to buy every good danish player so they can stay the best in denmark lmfao
2021-10-07 20:17
#41
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Georgia Megobari
Fuck, rip Col
2021-10-07 20:16
Biggest heel turn of the year
2021-10-07 20:16
POG
2021-10-07 20:16
very smart move of k0nfig, to abandon ship, before it sinks :)
2021-10-07 20:16
4 replies
The ship is sinking because of his injury
2021-10-07 20:21
3 replies
I arent think that. When they went for pric3tag, it went downhill. Also BlameF is noway near good enough as an IGL, he's way too selfish
2021-10-07 20:44
1 reply
#154
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Norway 2kayn
Please delete this my eyes are bleeding
2021-10-07 23:33
Bro coL is sinking since oBo left. It was a slow and painful sink. Replacing RUSH would never be a game changer move, because he is just support.
2021-10-08 03:29
sperman KEKEKEKEKE
2021-10-07 20:16
[insert Ron Paul's It's Happening gif here]
2021-10-07 20:17
1 reply
Underrated comment for sure
2021-10-08 15:25
#48
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Sweden Flukey
Konfig belongs in a team thats good enough to actually win something, so wherever he goes i wish he ends up in such a team. Complexity is not that team right now
2021-10-07 20:17
Astralis k0nfig pog
2021-10-07 20:17
SAVE COLD
2021-10-07 20:18
Astralis top 1 again, if true will be boring another domination
2021-10-07 20:18
Only good for Astralis if it's -Bubzkji
2021-10-07 20:18
Gla1ve, K0nfig, Lucky is a solid core... if they can hold 2 of Dupreeh/Xyp/Magisk they got a good roster
2021-10-07 20:19
pls -BUBZKJI
2021-10-07 20:19
#59
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Romania xypperz
omg
2021-10-07 20:19
#60
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Europe Virre_CSGO
lmao
2021-10-07 20:19
konfig magisk lucky dupreeh xyp9x glaive coach and substitute?
2021-10-07 20:22
1 reply
Glaive will be back in time for the major.
2021-10-07 20:23
#67
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Snake move imo. Just when CoL added es3tag and would have had a solid roster. Now CoL is in shambles again with washed up Coldzera.
2021-10-07 20:22
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-07 20:22
#70
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CIS Tamoka
who he will replace tho. Bubzki ? Dupreeh ? Xyp9x already out, so i guess it will be Dupreeh who will join NiP afterwards...
2021-10-07 20:24
7 replies
#72
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Russia CYETA
they should get rid of bubzki
2021-10-07 20:25
6 replies
#76
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CIS Tamoka
2021-10-07 20:26
yeah but its more likely to be dupreeh or xyp
2021-10-07 20:58
4 replies
#132
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Russia CYETA
it's really not, xyp has already been replaced by lucky. Can be anyone now, bubzki is the worst player ever so it better be him
2021-10-07 21:22
3 replies
?? what you think they will remove THE 5 of astralis? i doubt it
2021-10-07 21:43
2 replies
#149
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Russia CYETA
xyp9x is no longer in astralis lucky is awp, so he won't be replaced gla1ve literally signed long contract, he will stay magisk is under question dupreeh is under question bubzki is under question If you ask me, bubzki is the one that should go, if astralis want to remain relevant
2021-10-07 22:28
1 reply
Magisk won't leave. He is still very young, i don't think dupreeh leaves aswell. And how do you know xyp is already out?
2021-10-08 03:26
rip Bubzkji going to warm the bench again
2021-10-07 20:26
2 replies
#77
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CIS Tamoka
Sadge :(
2021-10-07 20:27
#118
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United States Cheerios
nah bubz been doing okay lately, doubt they bench him.
2021-10-07 21:00
#80
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Europe Daddy!
Wrong Lucky in the article. The Lucky mentioned in the article is the DBL Poney Lucky.
2021-10-07 20:28
1 reply
fixed ty
2021-10-07 20:41
nice
2021-10-07 20:28
wrong lucky
2021-10-07 20:29
RIP coL
2021-10-07 20:29
French Lucky died for this
2021-10-07 20:30
ok
2021-10-07 20:32
#89
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Brazil Bactuga
Hm... this probably means we will see Xyp9x and Dupreeh leave Astralis, maybe Xyp9x/Dupreeh to FaZe/NiP replacing Olof and Plopski?
2021-10-07 20:33
OMEGAKEKW
2021-10-07 20:34
Wrong Lucky. So dumb.
2021-10-07 20:34
-olof +k0nfig?
2021-10-07 20:34
this isnt the same col i fell in love with anymore :( sadge
2021-10-07 20:35
french lucky lol
2021-10-07 20:41
FUUUUCKKK FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK FUCKK
2021-10-07 20:43
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
2021-10-07 20:45
#106
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Slovakia Daev0n
"because he showed up late for his interview" lmao what a power move
2021-10-07 20:49
Rush & Konfig to Astralis confirmed!!
2021-10-07 20:50
nice to see astralis will get back to dominating again Sadge
2021-10-07 20:51
#110
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Brazil Elakk
Snake
2021-10-07 20:51
now -plopski +dupreeh and we are talking
2021-10-07 20:52
#115
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India aR__
saw it coming
2021-10-07 20:52
#117
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United States Cheerios
We ALL seen this coming from many months.
2021-10-07 20:59
reunite North: msl aizy konfig nawwk/jugi fessor/sanden
2021-10-07 21:00
okay but who is leaving?
2021-10-07 21:08
4 replies
#125
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CIS imixiu
xyp after major and glaive as coach and thats it
2021-10-07 21:11
3 replies
hahaha
2021-10-07 22:07
2 replies
#144
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CIS imixiu
you will see :) Gla1ve wont back to igling and to play he will be back as coach when zonic leave. its simple move, magisk as igl is very good and he is still learning, konfig for xyp is huge firepower improvement. Gla1ve did a lot of space to his teammates but i think Bubzkji can take some roles from glaive ( i mean agression, and takin good calls )
2021-10-07 22:13
1 reply
Magisk is good, but not that good.Gla1ve is the best igl of all time after all.I don't believe zonic is leaving, that s why i can t agree with you.But one thing is for sure : with k0nfig on the team, and nobody else except xyp leaving, Astralis is still a number 1 contender, but if gla1ve switches to coaching, everything will turn upside down.
2021-10-10 15:39
#124
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CIS imixiu
I see this. gla1ve as coach, xyp will play his last major probably and then leave so -xyp +k0nfig and gla1ve as coach in new 2022 year line up
2021-10-07 21:10
AHAHAHAHa col ruined - imagine having washedzera instead of god konfig col up to be the biggest disappointment of 2021
2021-10-07 21:21
Time to abandon ship; CoL's status right now: A new coach who heavily conflicts with the IGL in Peacemaker An inconsistent AWPer in poizon A struggling IGL as a result of the coach change in BlameF A rifler who has shown some shine, but is still underperforming in JKS A new player who has been pretty good in Es3tag A new fragger who, although is notorious for being washed up, has been alright in Coldzera. Replace the whole roster, or one piece, not fucking half of it.
2021-10-07 21:27
Weird shuffles happening. What's up with the Heroic cheating and Hunden case? Has it shut down or what? It's been so quiet about them as if nothing happened.
2021-10-07 21:39
2 replies
Heroic and Huden probably in mutual silence. As longs as Heroic doesn't report him for strategy leak he keep taking all the blame on coach bug case and players remain safe.
2021-10-07 21:52
1 reply
we're way past that already
2021-10-07 21:59
finally he leaves that stupid team with stupid calls. no more wasting
2021-10-07 21:40
#137
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Sweden suriel666
inb4 k0nfig, xyp, magisk and dupreeh join with MSL and revive North or something lol
2021-10-07 21:42
what a snake
2021-10-07 21:57
People get tired of baitF baiting XD
2021-10-07 22:06
1 reply
probably + almost 0 awards
2021-10-11 16:50
expected
2021-10-07 22:13
jks now its your time to leave and this team is dead)))
2021-10-07 23:30
#156
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Greece RedWinter
Damn Astralis 6 majors now
2021-10-07 23:39
expected
2021-10-07 23:49
#160
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Ireland kdorek
That timely hand thingy though
2021-10-08 00:01
- Goes to Astralis - Wrist magically healed!
2021-10-08 00:06
1 reply
Twofaced Toledo should be proud of him kkk
2021-10-08 00:56
Nice downgrade noob, “congrats” :/
2021-10-08 00:55
Unless they do a full rework on the team, coL is likely going downhill even further. k0nfig carried them a lot.
2021-10-08 03:23
#171
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Indonesia FinZzz
COL unluckiest team in csgo
2021-10-08 05:17
tactical wrist fracture to move astralis gg
2021-10-08 09:14
People finally realised how bad complexity is without star player. BaitF can't get anything done with some top tier fraggers creating space for him.
2021-10-08 14:57
#181
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Poland SebL
I mean, with his wrist injury I don't think it's actually that bad of a situation for coL, don't get me wrong, but no players in history have cameback to form after having a wirst injury, remember olofmeister or GuardiaN? I don't know, I think he will still get a nice offer but for me Astralis.k0nfig seems really weird and I just can't imagine that happening, idk. why but it just feels like to for me, GL though.
2021-10-08 17:15
gl, remember leg day
2021-10-09 10:21
Complexity brings in Chelo next time :D
2021-10-09 16:47
Konfig noob
2021-10-11 00:42
1 reply
No u
2021-10-12 07:46
#191
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United States Sooyaaa
i knew he was lying about that wrist injury lol
2021-10-11 16:49
1 reply
you good?
2021-10-11 16:51
Wrist injured while signing Astralis contract lol. This made me so sad tbh. I wish him the best anyway tho. You can't hate k0nfig.
2021-10-12 11:47
#198
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Australia Nexillum
wise decision
2021-10-15 21:53
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