Xyp9x re-signs with Astralis until 2025: "I can now use all my energy and focus to get the team back where we belong"

Astralis' long-term future is shaping up after they re-signed another legacy member of the squad.

Astralis have announced that Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth has signed a new contract with the organization, extending his current deal with the team until 2025.

He is the second Astralis player to ink an extension with the organization recently, joining Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander in the Danish powerhouse's long-term vision after the in-game leader signed a new three-year deal lasting until mid-2024.

Xyp9x has been a part of Astralis since its inception in 2016

The news comes as a surprising turn of events after Xyp9x revealed that his future with Astralis was uncertain only two months ago, just before he sat out ESL Pro League Season 14 to make room for the team's new AWPer, Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald.

The 26-year-old has since returned to the active roster after gla1ve took some time off the server in anticipation of the birth of his child, and he is set to attempt to defend Astralis' Major title at PGL Major Stockholm later this month, as this time Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen has been placed on the sidelines.

"Astralis has been a part of me for so many years. It is no secret that I had other options, but I am truly excited that we have come to an agreement that means I can stay right here, where I feel at home," Xyp9x commented on his new deal with Astralis.

"With my future settled, I can now use all my energy and focus to get the team back where we belong, starting with the coming tournament in Stockholm."

"Andreas is a key to what we want to be as a team today, but also in relation to the long-term development," Astralis' Sports Director, Kasper Hvidt, said. "Therefore, it is a great satisfaction to everybody here, we have reached an agreement on a contract that gives us time and room to get even more out of Andreas’ skills and personality. Astralis is in his blood, and I believe we will see a re-vitalized Xyp9x going forwards."

With gla1ve, Xyp9x, and Lucky all having recently signed new deals and reports linking former Complexity member Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke with a move to Astralis, it appears that only one more spot on the main roster from 2022 onwards is uncertain. Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif's current contracts are set to expire at the end of the year, while Bubzkji's two-year deal lasts until mid-2022.

Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
363
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 Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1853
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1826
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
#2
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Hungary iamCypress
Lessgo!
2021-10-18 14:00
3 replies
how does xyp9x get longer contract than glaive??
2021-10-19 05:57
2 replies
Gla1ve probably negotiated it down since he knows that pretty much any team in the world would want him.
2021-10-19 06:57
1 reply
+1
2021-10-19 10:56
#3
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Brazil ramiiressss
LETS GOOOO
2021-10-18 14:00
#5
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Germany yannxbr
Whaat
2021-10-18 14:00
POG
2021-10-18 14:00
#7
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Korea zeppyxdxd
RIP Dupreeh
2021-10-18 14:00
14 replies
#124
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Russia Voldarck
Sad for him(
2021-10-18 14:21
RIP benchski
2021-10-18 16:09
1 reply
Benchski KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-10-18 19:24
I would also like him to stay, but if he goes to the NIP he can do great things there
2021-10-18 16:37
10 replies
Who would you want him to replace in NiP?
2021-10-18 18:25
7 replies
Lnz
2021-10-18 18:32
6 replies
#356
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Finland sant3rii
LNZ > Plopski
2021-10-18 19:06
4 replies
#366
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Spain N0Love
lol nt
2021-10-18 19:54
#371
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2021-10-18 20:23
+1
2021-10-18 23:03
#412
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Czech Republic JameS_19
+1
2021-10-19 08:39
I expected this answer, but I don’t think that it would work role wise
2021-10-18 19:58
Who is NIP's igl?
2021-10-19 01:22
1 reply
hampus
2021-10-19 01:30
wow!
2021-10-18 14:01
Unexpected but happy for him
2021-10-18 14:01
pog
2021-10-18 14:01
#11
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Australia B_Tannen
The things people do for money.
2021-10-18 14:01
33 replies
Yeah he should starve to death.
2021-10-18 14:03
18 replies
#41
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Australia B_Tannen
If the past is any indication, I’d be more worried about being worked to death.
2021-10-18 14:04
17 replies
Shush
2021-10-18 14:14
16 replies
#98
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Australia B_Tannen
At least the payment is secured though, right?
2021-10-18 14:16
15 replies
He won't get BENCHED even if he plays bad. That's the biggest + point here. Imagine he signed for G2 and G2 still didn't improve.
2021-10-18 14:18
14 replies
#119
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Australia B_Tannen
exactly. Safe, easy money despite what has happened in the past.
2021-10-18 14:19
11 replies
Yeah. But after COVID , people are scared of losing their job.
2021-10-18 14:22
10 replies
#134
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Australia B_Tannen
yep
2021-10-18 14:22
9 replies
I mean some psychological facts play in their minds right here. They have a classic example of kjaerbye , he left astralis to become a Star player in another team + for a bigger paycheck in NORTH. We all know what happened afterwards.
2021-10-18 14:27
7 replies
#152
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Australia B_Tannen
It’s very logical for them. But the ethics of the situation are more than questionable considering astralis’ past.
2021-10-18 14:28
6 replies
Overworking.... I hope his health will be alright.
2021-10-18 22:24
5 replies
These plebs play video games for a living, they aren't overworked. I doubt they work more than 50 hours a week, which is not an excessive amount of hours to put in when you're under 30 and making over a $million a year.
2021-10-22 02:38
4 replies
Video Games are a surprisingly difficult job. Have you ever stopped enjoying something? Like ever? Imagine playing the same game for 10k hours and you don't even get to play the fun part. Aimbotz, recoil training, map practice. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Also no, they play about 60-70 hours a week. Some CIS players play 80-100 hours a week. Problem with E-sports is that you can always practice. You only need sleep. Unlike normal sports that have phsyical restraints. Otherwise you can always play. That's why it's so demanding. The amount of money you make doesn't really impact the fact that 60-70 hours of work is a lot. Gla1ve especially worked insanely much, some rumors say 90-100 hours a week, So much time spend of watching demos. How boring.
2021-10-22 02:52
3 replies
Yeah there's no way any of them are pulling hours like that regularly. 80-100 a week? lmao. I could see a couple of 60/70 hour weeks in there before big tournaments but it's not like they're stuck to a computer screen for 10 hours every single day. They can get up and move at their leisure when a map has ended. They watch demos on a couch on a big ass screen. Take breaks. etc... I'm not saying there aren't days where they're tired or feel like they need an extended break, just saying, they aren't overworked when you consider their salaries and profession compared to other professions. Also, it would be expected of you to work hard to earn that kind of money.
2021-10-22 05:45
2 replies
Ok so i found an interview with the coach or i mean it's zonic. He says: They play 6 hours in the game, Physical training 1-2 hours, Demowatching, and he also lists traveling, but since they haven't been doing that. that doesn't count. That's only required work. Many of them also stream in their free time like Device. Or just play. The source is in danish so doesn't really make sence to list. But yes some of the CIS players play 80-100 hours a week, it's nuts. But they are also very poor and have very little job stability. If CS doesn't work out for them, they are fucked.
2021-10-22 13:59
1 reply
Yeah, so roughly 10 hour days with 3+hours off of a computer. 5-6 days a week depending on upcoming events. Not overworked. I can understand how travelling to 3 different countries for events over a 3 week period can be exhausting but their regular work load is normal.
2021-10-22 16:58
Also no one can predict the future. Who knows what will happen to CS in upcoming 4 years.
2021-10-18 14:29
#344
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Finland HARD4ENCE
If he plays bad for a prolonged period of time and it hurts Astralis tournament success, of course he will get benched. Are you suggesting he has some kind of sinecure just because he won 4 majors with them? That's not how esports works dude. Esports = you are only as good as your last race. And if you are not good enough you get the boot.
2021-10-18 18:09
1 reply
With gla1ve as igl he will never become a bot. So chill men))
2021-10-18 18:21
#65
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Sweden EntonXD
to be fair, its not like he would get that much less in a team like faze.
2021-10-18 14:10
8 replies
#94
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Australia B_Tannen
My point is that players such as Gla1ve and Xyp9x were willing to overlook scummy behaviour from their org like 10man roster lies and over-working in order to secure $.
2021-10-18 14:15
7 replies
#102
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
so why would they all resign their contracts when other big orgs could pay them jsut as much? i know astralis is a scum org but their staff, facilities etc arent all bad
2021-10-18 14:17
6 replies
#111
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Australia B_Tannen
Because they want to secure big money. It’s much safer for legacy players like gla1ve and xyp9x to resign under the guise of “rebuilding Astralis” then trying to reinvent themselves.
2021-10-18 14:19
5 replies
#120
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
yeah but im talking about before all that. to stay in astralis they would have had to resign before
2021-10-18 14:20
4 replies
#126
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Australia B_Tannen
At that stage I’d say it was more about the players. A core who’s played together basically their whole career likes consistency.
2021-10-18 14:21
3 replies
#138
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
yeah obviously, but their contracts should be signed at the same times
2021-10-18 14:25
2 replies
#143
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Australia B_Tannen
idk mate. Contract publicity is not in CSGO.
2021-10-18 14:25
1 reply
#146
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
no but its not well know nsecrets. we know for sure as the whole kjaerbye thing happened then.
2021-10-18 14:26
Yeah he should starve to death.
2021-10-18 18:20
4 replies
#399
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Australia B_Tannen
low tier if I’m being honest. Try harder.
2021-10-19 00:22
3 replies
low tier if I’m being honest. Try harder.
2021-10-22 18:08
2 replies
#439
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Australia B_Tannen
Nice one mate. Quite high tier.
2021-10-23 01:12
1 reply
Nice one mate. Quite high tier.
2021-10-25 12:29
Wow
2021-10-18 14:01
#13
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Denmark Almoe
im gonna cum
2021-10-18 14:01
8 replies
#28
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United States _intaKe
OK
2021-10-18 14:03
in ur mom REKT
2021-10-18 14:03
5 replies
#91
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Germany Nachofish
+111111
2021-10-18 14:15
Toxic
2021-10-18 16:03
3 replies
but it was funny right
2021-10-19 09:41
2 replies
Maybe
2021-10-19 10:00
1 reply
i know i am like micheal jordan
2021-10-19 10:23
#265
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Mongolia TengisG
shesh
2021-10-18 15:39
#15
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Portugal cyn1cal
Nice!
2021-10-18 14:02
#16
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Philippines flowster
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-10-18 14:02
#17
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North America go1x1n00b
wtf? i thought he was going to leave. Rip bubzkji
2021-10-18 14:02
why tho
2021-10-18 14:02
Yes! <3 Ty Xyp 👍
2021-10-18 14:02
1 reply
#202
Xyp9x | 
India NinX
+1
2021-10-18 14:48
#20
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Japan Misteear
nice
2021-10-18 14:02
DUPREEH TO NIP MAGISK REsign LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO -lnz +Dupreeh
2021-10-18 14:02
7 replies
nope. Dupreeh is going to coL to play with es3tag
2021-10-18 14:12
6 replies
no
2021-10-18 14:25
3 replies
100% not going to NIP
2021-10-18 15:03
2 replies
Why
2021-10-18 17:05
he needs to know Swedish tho
2021-10-19 08:55
who tf would join dead team aka coL
2021-10-18 14:28
1 reply
after they kick the shitters aka cold and jks and builds a roster where the player roles make sense
2021-10-18 15:03
#22
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Brazil thr110
i think he would leave, didnt he talked to the team he was quiting?
2021-10-18 14:02
1 reply
#205
Xyp9x | 
India NinX
His intentions were to play in Major. I think Astralis and Xyp were able to come to agreement on that. since he is part of the core. I think he decided to stay.
2021-10-18 14:50
FUCK YEAH
2021-10-18 14:02
Jebaited LMFAO
2021-10-18 14:03
terrible player. should retire or play for a tier 4 team.
2021-10-18 14:03
2 replies
#127
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Serbia G2_eGODS
pendu > missi
2021-10-18 14:21
1 reply
0/8
2021-10-19 08:32
#26
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Greece RedWinter
8 majors incoming
2021-10-18 14:03
MINISTEEER
2021-10-18 14:03
#33
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Spain Nepomu
Less go now add k0nfig
2021-10-18 14:03
yea play until 31 sounds like a good idea lmao
2021-10-18 14:03
14 replies
whats the problem ? RPK did it
2021-10-18 14:07
2 replies
rpk could have played even longer tbh dude is a french f0rest
2021-10-18 14:10
1 reply
dude is a tank, he would have achieved more in moba games, rpk le tank!! only the player who won 5 ti!!! but he chose csgo
2021-10-18 15:07
why wouldnt he? what the fuck else should he do with his time lmfao
2021-10-18 14:12
10 replies
1. He already seems washed 2. Maybe start a family/grow up 3. Only a few can actually keep up reaction time when playing fps eventually become to slow vs the younger generation 4. IQ can only get you so far, If it was a tier 2 team sure play as much as you want if not you holding them back.
2021-10-18 14:18
9 replies
The only thing washed here is the NA scene
2021-10-18 14:28
4 replies
Flag checks out malding dane lmaooo
2021-10-18 14:28
2 replies
Na brain checks out haha enjoy Biden , you deserve it
2021-10-19 14:31
1 reply
Na rent free in your head ofc you know our presidents we run the world while no1 knows or gives a fuck who your president or wtf your country doing LMAO
2021-10-19 14:33
#207
Xyp9x | 
India NinX
+1
2021-10-18 14:50
1. Not really 2. Obviously you can do that while playing 3. Sure, a little but he still performs so who cares 4. Its time to move to tier 2 when he's actually not good enough for tier 1 and thats definitely not now. Like why the fuck would someone move to tier 2 if they can get a 4 year deal in tier 1 lmao. Use your brain. It just seems like you're jealous af that xyp9x is still going to make shit ton of money for years to come. You just make 0 sense.
2021-10-18 17:13
2 replies
Just sad to see them turning into a retirement home. Dont cry about it maybe your favorite team can rise above them now LOL
2021-10-18 17:34
1 reply
Lmao its just gonna be better than recently. Definitely will be atleast top 5 next year no doubt.
2021-10-18 17:45
1. Never shined, just did his job and role. 2. Maybe he doesn’t want a family or grow up, why the fuck do you care. 3. Reaction time doesn’t matter until after 40. Motivation and skill ceiling are the only determining factors. 4. He had plenty of good matches at IEM Fall, so he can still keep up
2021-10-18 19:14
Gla1ve igl K0nfig entry Xyp9x support/anchor Lucky awper Bubzkji lurker I would have bring blameF for bubzkji
2021-10-18 14:04
9 replies
-bubzkji +magisk and I'll believe it I don't see bubzkji resigning after the way he's been treated, and I still think magisk is great and would be so in this lineup too
2021-10-18 14:23
8 replies
Ah shit I completely forgot about magisk smh Yeah i agree magisk over bub but honestly i feel like blame deserves to play for a good team
2021-10-18 14:28
7 replies
haha all good! I feel like with a new awper they could be good again. and mby someone agressive to replace either cold or jks Some stability would do them good.. not like they had that lately. if not.. then there are plenty of teams who could make great use of blame mouz or g2 if they do bad at the major. heroic could build something if they were to drop their current roster, no one really knows what's happening there in the coming months
2021-10-18 14:37
6 replies
Agree but i wanna argue about the col roster changes Unfortunately i gotta go so have a nice day Totally remove cold and Es3tag
2021-10-18 14:42
5 replies
really es3tag? idk about that one, but everyone are entitled to an opinion nice day to you too!!
2021-10-18 14:54
4 replies
Honestly he hasn’t showed some potential after astralis so i cant trust him anymore
2021-10-18 16:46
3 replies
#352
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Switzerland xilef321
Maybe crazy but why not Bubzkij and Dupreeh to Col, plus maybe Farlig as AWPer so it's all Danish? Blame and Es3tag as lurker/support.
2021-10-18 18:44
2 replies
Good idea i liked it
2021-10-18 19:04
actually sounds doable, could be good
2021-10-19 18:52
this spices things up, seems Bubzkji is out and maybe even Konfig now not joining unless dupree leaves to join device in nip or es3tag in complexity.
2021-10-18 14:04
11 replies
yeah :D this shit is interesting rn
2021-10-18 14:07
dupreeh to g2 as awper hltv confirmed
2021-10-18 14:08
1 reply
+1 totally agree
2021-10-18 14:47
#58
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Europe sm0go
Out of all the rumours, -dupreeh +k0nfig is the most likely one. I just don't see them dropping Bubzjki though? That'd be one of the most ugliest treatment of a player I've seen from an org lol.
2021-10-18 14:08
3 replies
+1 for the Dupreeh move, although idk man, Astralis as an org has a history of being nasty with their players. I wouldn't hold my breath on the bubzkji thing.
2021-10-18 14:15
i was thinking only gla1ve and Magisk would stay and xyp9x and dupree would go. but yeah bubzkji is getting fucked by joining Astralis. killing his career.
2021-10-18 14:16
Its kinda set in stone already that bubzkji has no place in the roster. He fucked up when he joined and they basically signed him as 6th man but now that 6-man rosters are not even a thing anymore he's just gonna sit on the bench for the rest of his contract.
2021-10-18 17:20
according to danish news site k0nfig already signed the Astralis contract. They are just waiting with the announcement until he can actually play with them. Also Dupreeh is far more likely to join coL than NIP in my opinion.
2021-10-18 14:14
3 replies
true possibly -coldzera +dupreeh either +allu or +some danish sniper
2021-10-18 15:30
2 replies
#384
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Netherlands arTvamp
why did poizon got removed? I couldnt read it in the article other then the ORG removed him. Are they insane? poizon was a great awper for col. Unless they aim to get kennys ? but that still is questionable. Its not like theres much better awpers free on the market. Poizon to mousesports plz
2021-10-18 22:16
1 reply
Poizon used to be great awper for col. But he deteriorated and he also suffered injury from logical point the team needs a big change also to survive as they have went quite bad with the roster itself. They need a consistent awper rather than the one that can pop off they never had this sniper, poizon was rather an awper that was used to be setup for couple of 4k and sometimes overextended forcing COL into position that they have problems in.
2021-10-19 15:43
expected
2021-10-18 14:04
glaive coach and substitute xyp magisk dupreeh lucky konfig bubz - > complexity or other international or danish team what would be good as well: blamef esetag bubzkji 2 danes
2021-10-18 14:05
1 reply
or maybe magisk and dupreeh both leave blamef esetag dupreeh magisk some danish awper (ik there's barely any good ones that are free agents/in tier 2) Gla1ve remains a player and Bubz returns to the active roster.
2021-10-18 14:17
unexpected
2021-10-18 14:04
Is Dupreeh getting the cut? :-O Even thinking now with Konfig either Magisk or Dupreeh is not making it, wow, quite a disturbing realization.
2021-10-18 14:05
4 replies
I mean from either Dupreeh or Magisk, I can't see them having trouble finding a good organization to represent. If one of them/both leave, chances are that they'll end up in an equally good team. Plus a lot of teams are looking for rifles rn, especially people like Dupreeh and Magisk who can switch up their roles :)
2021-10-18 14:19
I dont think its a matter of getting cut, but cutting themselves. Both would stay if they wanted to but apparently dupreeh wants to go elsewhere.
2021-10-18 17:21
2 replies
#386
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Netherlands arTvamp
I wouldn't mind to see him sprout off and try his luck elsewhere. his a good agressive rifler and deagle king. experienced player.
2021-10-18 22:33
1 reply
Same. I would like to see him in nip with device.
2021-10-19 09:16
can't leave comfort zone rip
2021-10-18 14:05
what the fuck XD
2021-10-18 14:05
Lets gooooo, great news!!
2021-10-18 14:06
#47
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Chile 1cristiaan
lol?
2021-10-18 14:06
#48
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Australia Skycap
what
2021-10-18 14:06
#49
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Austria swax124
poor bubzkji. es3tag really dodged a bullet
2021-10-18 14:07
8 replies
had es3tag stayed he would still be playing with how he performed. The difference between those 2 is the fact that bubzkji has been shit since the start
2021-10-18 14:16
7 replies
+1
2021-10-18 14:19
#306
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Austria swax124
astralis would choose dupreeh or xyp over es3tag. bubzkji improved in the last months and has been solid lately
2021-10-18 16:28
honestly they never really gave bubzki a chance.
2021-10-18 19:52
3 replies
Astralis already gave Bubzkji a chance lol, But he is not perform like tier 1 player. Bubzzkji to inconsistent
2021-10-18 21:07
2 replies
he barely played 10 officials with them before he was unofficially benched. if you remember this one.. hltv.org/news/31259/bubzkji-we-had-to-re.. srsly astralis should have cut this guy loose a long time ago. now its just embarassing for the org.
2021-10-18 23:02
1 reply
yeah should already cut him long time ago, but astralis need him for fill glaive's place when glaive maternity leaving
2021-10-18 23:37
#387
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Netherlands arTvamp
True es3tag over bubzki anyday of the week.
2021-10-18 22:33
#50
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United States Rayduh
Wait What
2021-10-18 14:07
#52
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Asia Augustooo
expected. he is better than magisk rn and more consistent than dupreeh
2021-10-18 14:07
5 replies
better than magisk...give me some of that you are having
2021-10-18 14:09
4 replies
#70
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Asia Augustooo
okay. just dont write anything to me if ur not watching astralis games
2021-10-18 14:13
3 replies
why mad? Magisk was IGLing during their RMR run and still their highest rated player. Just don't post comments if you don't know what you are talking about :)))
2021-10-18 14:21
2 replies
#131
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Asia Augustooo
im not mad. just stop replying lmao.
2021-10-18 14:22
1 reply
served :)
2021-10-18 14:26
told u it was obvious from the moment he was picked to play the Major
2021-10-18 14:07
Feels bad for Bubzkji. No way he's staying after that given the fact that K0nfig is set to join Astralis next year.
2021-10-18 14:08
7 replies
dupreeh and magisk will probably not renew their contracts which would leave us with k0nfig (entry) gla1ve (igl) xyp9x (support) lucky (awp) bubzkji (star rifler)
2021-10-18 14:10
6 replies
Yeah #80 makes the most sense. I believe Dupreeh speaks Swedish as well and he might join NIP, so.
2021-10-18 14:13
Yes, but Bubzkji in his optimal role plays Gla1ve's aggressive role or K0nfig's aggressive position. So, now he needs to learn how to play Magisk's role in being the lurker of the team, that's not an easy transition.
2021-10-18 14:14
4 replies
if bubzkji needs the entire team to play around him to perform then he is simply not good enough for a team like astralis, he even said so himself "i can't be a one-trick pony". Something he has yet to prove that he isnt.
2021-10-18 14:19
3 replies
Mate, it's not the team playing around him. Do you not understand simple roles in a team? He's an aggressive player by nature, placing him in Xyp9x's role is the polar opposite. He played best when he can play the optimal role. Your statement makes little to no sense. EDIT: There is a reason why Astralis became even better when Kjaerbye left and Magisk joined the team. It made Dupreeh able to play his aggressive positions again, and Magisk slotted in well in playing the lurker position for the team.
2021-10-18 14:21
2 replies
It's funny how many excuses are used for a guy like bubzkji meanwhile the exact opposite is said for every other player in the scene. You have a guy like blameF who plays the lurker role with higher impact than just about any1 else, yet people are yelling for this guy to be kicked cause "tHe eNtiRe tEaM pLaYs aRoUnD hIm" Bubzkji failed miserably playing xyp9xs role yes, so they switched him to play his usual positions which he has been doing for a long time by now. Dupreeh went out of his way to pick up the awp just so bubzkji could get his favorite positions and when they played without xyp9x they had magisk fill in for him recently. And you know what? bubzkji still failed at delivering. Guy isnt good enough simple as that
2021-10-18 14:24
1 reply
Your statement about BlameF is irrelevant to our conversation. BlameF calls around himself and even his former teammate RUSH says that he gets away with things because he's the IGL, and that he further mentions how he would play better under an IGL like Karrigan instead of being the main caller. Having a lurker-igl isn't practical in the long term. Because you can't manage players through the radar. Yes, he won one big online event, but as RUSH said he struggles mid-round calls. Something that shouldn't be surprising if he's the lurker. Dupreeh went to the AWP role not so that Bubzkji can get his favorite position. But he did so, because he's the obvious candidate to replace Dev1ce, and that's what he did before in 2017 when Dev1ce was in medical leave. Your statement above shows you're definitely not an experienced player or has played at least MG level game play in MM. The fact that you mention that Dupreeh got the AWP role to get Bubzkji comfortable shows that.
2021-10-18 14:29
I can respect that, basically his whole career on a single org. But pretty risky move by Astralis imo, who knows if he is still going to be any good in 1-2 years?
2021-10-18 14:08
ouch, this is just a repeat of the Virtus Pro fiasco. 5 year contracts in esports simply aren't viable.
2021-10-18 14:10
2 replies
#69
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Sweden EntonXD
its his retirement plan men ))
2021-10-18 14:11
1 reply
Bag: Secured
2021-10-18 14:19
LMAO clown with 0 integrity can‘t leave his comfort zone trash ass danish scum
2021-10-18 14:10
1 reply
He's been a part of the greatest roster of all time and now just wants to secure his retirement and you call him scum. Seems right :D
2021-10-18 14:21
good for you mate, feel happy. good loock
2021-10-18 14:11
#68
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Finland Teukkasd
expected
2021-10-18 14:11
#71
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Romania xypperz
DA GOAT XYP9X LETS GOOOOOO
2021-10-18 14:11
ok rip astralis then I guess
2021-10-18 14:11
what if gla1ve will be coach k0nfig magisk lucky bubzkji xyp9x dupreeh to nip for lnz, rejoining device
2021-10-18 14:12
Whats going on? So if k0nfig comes who will be out? The new bubkzji?
2021-10-18 14:12
Lets goo!!!
2021-10-18 14:13
So Dupreeh is out and k0nfig joins, i guess?
2021-10-18 14:13
delusional living in the past.
2021-10-18 14:13
1 reply
#86
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Germany Nachofish
but making millions in the present and future
2021-10-18 14:14
#82
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Germany Nachofish
bruh..
2021-10-18 14:13
RIP FAZE
2021-10-18 14:13
feels bad for bubz but it is what it is MINISTER IS BACK))))))))))
2021-10-18 14:14
The only thing i concerned rn now is Dup and Magisk's future, what will happen to them after this year????
2021-10-18 14:16
3 replies
Hasn't dup's joining device in NiP rumor been floating around ?
2021-10-18 14:33
2 replies
Never heard of it, even a slightest rumor. If i did, then i won't posting this comment
2021-10-18 14:35
not really but NIP twitter been always doing tweets about dupreeh and some funny shit but probably just for fun ( or? )
2021-10-18 14:42
Astralis trash anyways stop hyping thank you very mutch
2021-10-18 14:16
#106
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United States Rayduh
Everyone thought Xyp9x was gonna be benched because he played horrendous late 2020 and early 2021
2021-10-18 14:18
1 reply
#388
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Netherlands arTvamp
indeed let the guy have a burnout.
2021-10-18 22:39
#108
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Brazil setsz
lol
2021-10-18 14:19
#109
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Norway Balta69
YEAHHHHHHHHHHH
2021-10-18 14:19
LOL
2021-10-18 14:19
overrated player, so much new talent in denmark but they do this
2021-10-18 14:19
2 replies
#389
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Netherlands arTvamp
Not really is a key part of the core and structure, there isnt many support guys like him around with the brains and utility usage. The only thing that changed in the meta was his insane and amazing clutches but that just changed within the game. nearly nobody can do that nowadays. There are few to come close but that is still by quite a remote distance. I think sh0x is doing a fine job at it.
2021-10-18 22:42
1 reply
#390
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Netherlands arTvamp
The most wanted Tier 1 guys these days are: The IGL -glave (this one also has clutch ability and much of what xyp9x brings to the team) The Awper - The support - Xyp9x (anchor, clutch ability, a key piece in the teams tactical and utility asset forming the whole structure) The aggressive entry rifler. k0nfig/dupreeh (deagle upset potential) The 2nd caller (money situation etc etc) Magisk whois also a nade king. (deagle upset potential) The Coach - Zonic Just a rifler without bringing anything else to the table is worth the least. that IS the most common role and widely available.
2021-10-18 22:48
bruh moment
2021-10-18 14:20
1 reply
#391
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Netherlands arTvamp
+1
2021-10-18 22:50
#129
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Ukraine VoidWave
cool
2021-10-18 14:22
that long??????
2021-10-18 14:22
god xy
2021-10-18 14:23
glaive coach magisk dupreeh konfig lucky xyp9x zonic coach blamef esetag tmb/borup/zyphon bubzkji /valde / jabbi /sanden nicoodoz / tmb / acor /farlig
2021-10-18 14:25
1 reply
I could see this happening
2021-10-18 17:24
POGGERZZZZZZZZZZ LETS GOOOOOO
2021-10-18 14:26
bubzkji =(((((((((
2021-10-18 14:27
Just have the current major lineup + coach and kick benchzkji, and have lucky become new device.
2021-10-18 14:29
So much for the " xyp9x's departure is already acted '' gang lmao
2021-10-18 14:31
4 year contract. those players will never learn their lesson :)
2021-10-18 14:32
2 replies
#177
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Poland xMBTx
Its better for him, it secures him lots of monies
2021-10-18 14:36
1 reply
thats were you are wrong
2021-10-18 14:57
5th MAJOR CONFIRMED
2021-10-18 14:33
#167
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Russia yungyoda
Loyal dude, i like him
2021-10-18 14:33
1 reply
#174
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Poland xMBTx
loyal to his options, i guess thats the best deal he could get
2021-10-18 14:36
#173
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Other Zollbit
rip bubber
2021-10-18 14:36
#175
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Poland xMBTx
xyp 2025? gl, probably washed up by then, but who knows?
2021-10-18 14:36
let's fucking go
2021-10-18 14:38
#183
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Denmark Cleandog
Fantastic news!
2021-10-18 14:39
Surprising news, I was kinda sure he will actually leave for real this time but here we are. The duration for which both these oldies have signed the contacts, it seems like they are headed for the retirement in this very org. More power to you Clutch Minister! Now don't cuck my boi Bubber again, let him have a spot in the team. Dupreeh and Magisk can pursue other plans.
2021-10-18 14:39
dupreeh to nip -plopski
2021-10-18 14:42
1 reply
#392
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Netherlands arTvamp
Yes
2021-10-18 22:52
dupreeh joins nip k0nfig replaces dupreeh astralis: gla1ve magisk xyp9x k0nfig lucky nip: device dupreeh hampus rez plopski
2021-10-18 14:45
rip benchkji
2021-10-18 14:45
FaZe Ropz Confirmed then.
2021-10-18 14:50
1 reply
#393
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Netherlands arTvamp
Why not. ropz is the last of the old mousesports and that team without an awper isnt going anywhere. Ropz has too much star power to still be on that team unless they sign a fucking good awper.
2021-10-18 22:53
Very good
2021-10-18 14:50
Next they extend the contracts of Dupreeh and Magisk, buy back Dev1ce and bench Bubzkij for the next 4 years.
2021-10-18 14:53
1 reply
i love the fact that to make this scenario possible astralis has to actually extend his contract "professional bench warmer" kek
2021-10-18 19:54
lol... what a turnaround.
2021-10-18 14:53
#217
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Pakistan exzish
lesssgo
2021-10-18 14:58
So what about Dupreeh?! He's not leaving Astralis, is he? If not, where does k0nfig go? Damns.
2021-10-18 15:03
3 replies
dupreeh will join nip instead of lnz k0nfig will replace dupreeh 100%
2021-10-18 15:24
2 replies
This would be sick, on paper. But LNZ is a young talent, while dupreeh is 28. So, I'm not sure of this :(
2021-10-18 15:28
1 reply
0.92 isn't what i'd consider talent bro, dude clearly still needs time while dupreeh can entry. nip will always have their academy to pick from if/when the older guys retire, lnz will just be subbed back into young ninjas ezpz
2021-10-18 15:29
Rip Faze
2021-10-18 15:06
Thought for sure he was gonna retire
2021-10-18 15:07
wow nobody notice that new ast jersey has been possibly leaked with that picture,they are going navy boyzz
2021-10-18 15:10
Don't worry Bubzkji Just wait 4 more years than you can finally be a permanent 5th once xyp9x leaves
2021-10-18 15:13
so happy abt that, very unexpected, but a good message :) <3
2021-10-18 15:14
ITS Duptee to Nip..he like Device Speaks Sweedish.
2021-10-18 15:17
faze no money for xyp :))))
2021-10-18 15:22
He should retire tbh
2021-10-18 15:30
Nonsense
2021-10-18 15:39
Lol
2021-10-18 15:40
wow.. did not see that coming
2021-10-18 15:40
GOAT. GL!
2021-10-18 15:45
#271
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Germany Xrageon
Damn Astralis must love to throw away money. Like no way Xyp can be on a Top 10 Team until 2025 with him getting worse every year. But for the Xyp side congrats to the money and the Smart move
2021-10-18 15:48
This sounds really bad for astralis
2021-10-18 15:49
dumbest move ever xD resigning for 4 years with washed up
2021-10-18 15:51
Good for Andreas but holy fuck is that a bad idea long term
2021-10-18 15:51
Wtf unexpected
2021-10-18 15:53
#276
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Czech Republic pavik00
YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS I wanted him to stay.
2021-10-18 15:55
#277
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Europe nikyyy
Astralis have a lot of roster options now
2021-10-18 15:56
dupreeh bye bye
2021-10-18 16:02
9 replies
Why mens(
2021-10-18 16:04
8 replies
because k0nfing hello hello
2021-10-18 16:05
7 replies
Only if they would want to leave… let’s hope he won’t
2021-10-18 16:06
6 replies
nah at this point it's confirmed. They won't keep 7 players lmao
2021-10-18 16:07
5 replies
K0nfig isn’t confirmed and I see bubzkji leaving when he can
2021-10-18 16:10
4 replies
k0nfing wouldn't leave col without a confirmed offer and I don't see dupreeh or k0nfig willingly signing a bench seat contract
2021-10-18 16:14
3 replies
yeah i know =/ i dont want dupreeh to go(
2021-10-18 16:26
2 replies
+1 :(
2021-10-18 20:32
1 reply
well at least they didnt just announce him leaving :D just new merch
2021-10-19 17:11
Awesome to hear!! 🤩
2021-10-18 16:04
pog
2021-10-18 16:06
so he wanted to leave, astralis wanted to sell him so bad but they couldn't. now he signs a new contract, so he didnt have many options or actually astralis is trying to hide the fact that xyp9x new about the hunden document.
2021-10-18 16:06
#291
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Finland AliSabid
Unexpected
2021-10-18 16:09
#293
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Denmark Dy_Arceus
I dont think we need konfig. Dupreeh Magisk Glaive Xyp9x Lucky is fine
2021-10-18 16:09
4 replies
I agree 100% but if I had to choose between magisk and dupreeh, I'd put dupreeh on bench
2021-10-18 16:13
#304
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North America soduk_db
Yeah but imagine the added firepower if it was gla1ve, k0nfig, Lucky, Magisk, dupreeh/es3tag
2021-10-18 16:26
2 replies
es3tag is crap
2021-10-19 09:46
1 reply
astralis knows how to use es3tag. Not by putting him into entry / awp role....
2021-10-19 18:38
#300
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Turkey TheJanus
completely unexpected but good sign.
2021-10-18 16:21
#301
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Sweden axelious
Hmm, that's wierd, between Magisk, Dupreeh and Xyp9x the one I would've let leave first would clearly be Xyp9x. Considering age Magisk should probably be the one to stay behind and rebuild the roster togheter with Glaive. Maybe they are keeping both Xyp9x and Magisk together with Konfig, Glaive and Lucky. That pretty much seems like the old roster with two downgrades though.
2021-10-18 16:22
Surprising! I hope he performs better on LAN than online, but that seems to be the case.
2021-10-18 16:26
nice
2021-10-18 16:29
That's the definition of paycheck stealer, he knows he's getting out of form/his peak is only going to go down from here but lured the org to sign him for a long contract still. In 2 years likely only T2 teams would be interested in him but Astralis will be stuck with him for a longer time. Well played for him though!
2021-10-18 16:37
1 reply
#334
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Romania xypperz
ok
2021-10-18 17:20
unexpected woah
2021-10-18 16:45
#314
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Japan JadzStar
At this point, ropz to Faze is pretty much confirmed with xyp not going to Faze and ropz’ contract ending soon so Faze can get him for free Welcome to Faze Ropz!
2021-10-18 16:45
2025, a bit excessive no?
2021-10-18 16:48
Good for him
2021-10-18 16:48
tell us what we really wanna know.................. HOW MUCH???? XD
2021-10-18 16:56
Does Dupreeh speak Swedish? I hope so cuz Device-Dupreeh-Rez is an interesting trio
2021-10-18 17:04
1 reply
Yeah, like device cuz Swedish gf, so Dupreeh for lnz would be sweet, unless Olofmeister can join instead.
2021-10-18 17:23
What about bubzki??
2021-10-18 17:06
Poizon ,Cerq, Farlig , Acor instead Lucky
2021-10-18 17:07
1 reply
#406
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Netherlands arTvamp
Device, Zywoo, Simple, Fallen, Cadian, Jame, kENNYSEX, Poizon, Syrson, mantuu,
2021-10-19 01:29
Paycheck stealing continues :DD
2021-10-18 17:07
#326
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United States _intaKe
bubzjki taking Ls left and right
2021-10-18 17:08
Zypecks
2021-10-18 17:09
#328
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Sweden wallenask
xyp9x finna be 30 by then
2021-10-18 17:10
Astralis: Gla1ve Lucky Konfig Xyp9x Magisk Complexity: BlameF Es3tag Dupreeh Bubzkji Nato/Acor
2021-10-18 17:18
3 replies
I believe more in Dupreeh joining Nip and Device again, if he don't continue with Astralis
2021-10-18 19:56
1 reply
Also possible, but I thought so because of his close relationship with es3tag
2021-10-18 20:27
acoR has nothing to do in such a team. He can't keep up with that level of play/skill
2021-10-19 01:17
It reminds me of Scorpions Goodbye tour that lasted for like 10 years. He leaves and then comes back. Then says he's gonna leave but re-signs his contract for 4 more years. Actually that's pretty understandable - it's just impossible to leave the world that has been your life for many years.
2021-10-18 17:17
1 reply
Lol
2021-10-18 21:48
Xyppe Lucky Gla1ve k0nfig Bubzkji I mean.. k0nfig is top 10 pretty much, Bubzkji can be a beast, xyppe/glave good enough for the best team in the world for 2y and Lucky YOUNG awper,aight, Works.
2021-10-18 17:22
#340
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Bubzkji for sure can start looking for a new address now then. Everyone seems to be signing up but currently there are 2 players too many. 7 man lineups are a dead concept. Interesting to see who's going to be in the final 5 man lineup and who's going out.
2021-10-18 17:30
WUT? where he thinks they belong? :D T2 team
2021-10-18 18:16
#351
REZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
Imagine hype to Tier 2 Team
2021-10-18 18:34
yikes
2021-10-18 19:01
I want gold five back. dev glaive magisk dupreeh xyp
2021-10-18 19:06
2 replies
you mean neo taz snax byali pasha? (thats the golden five) what you said is prime astralis 2018
2021-10-19 15:47
1 reply
hahahahahahahhahahhahahhahahahshshshshhahahahahahahhahhahahhshshhahshhs
2021-10-19 17:56
LEGEND
2021-10-18 19:18
#359
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Germany Teztyment
This is amazing and awesome for csgo in general. Wow. This is what we need. Good job Astralis and co for keeping the scene alive
2021-10-18 19:22
Lets gooo
2021-10-18 19:25
SUPER POG
2021-10-18 19:34
#363
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Sweden suriel666
LUL
2021-10-18 19:50
Lmao the guy who walks around and shoots people in back will be washed up before 5 years quote me on it.
2021-10-18 19:56
#370
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El Salvador Bredalow
RIP BUBZKJI
2021-10-18 20:00
#374
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Other simon_
I DONT CARE CLOWNS
2021-10-18 20:41
LETS GOOOOOO ALL THE FAZE FROGS ARE MALDING RN
2021-10-18 20:42
#378
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Japan Jewsaki
Feels bad for bubski tbh, he deserves better
2021-10-18 21:09
so Dupreeh or Magisk are leaving then
2021-10-18 21:31
GOAT
2021-10-18 21:41
XYP GOD
2021-10-18 21:47
what a surprise! kappa
2021-10-18 22:57
#398
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Hungary raffai
'25 wow
2021-10-18 23:57
All hail the clutch minister
2021-10-19 00:48
So happy to read this, for me Xyp is the X-factor in this team.
2021-10-19 01:01
1 reply
He hasn't been on par with what he can do lately but getting out of this contract uncertainity will most likely allow him to refocus on his game and give us better performances.
2021-10-19 01:20
#405
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France Khmzbg
I dont know why is Astralis giving declining players 4-5 years contracts soon these players will be tier 2 skill wise and they will have to pay them for 2-3 more years
2021-10-19 01:23
great news! the clutch minister will be around for many years to come, I LOVE IT!
2021-10-19 07:05
so, one between magisk and dupreeh will leave. happy for this legend, but the side news sounds terrible to me. I was hoping for a more skilled lineup with gla1ve k0nfig magisk dupreeh lucky.
2021-10-19 08:50
Free Benchskji
2021-10-19 11:47
gl xyp
2021-10-19 17:58
xyp won't have to work for the rest of his life
2021-10-20 07:11
#433
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India slavloli
4 x Major winner Better than s1mple in all ways LFG
2021-10-22 02:43
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