Astralis Talent bring on jarko and Kristou

The Danish academy roster welcomes two new faces following the conclusion of WePlay Academy League Season 5.

Astralis Talent have announced changes to their starting roster, signing Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand and Nicklas "⁠jarko⁠" Rasmussen in place of Frederik "⁠Fessor⁠" Sørensen and Benjamin "⁠brzer⁠" Jensen, the latter of whom has gone on to sign for ECSTATIC.

This moves comes after Astralis Talent's fourth place finish in the fifth season of the recently concluded WePlay Academy League, with the Danish side falling short of a podium finish after losing to eventual runners-up in Spirit Academy.

Kristou has found a new home after a brief period of inactivity

Kristou joins the academy roster after a brief period away from competition since March, with his last time in the server being as a stand-in for Into the Breach in the FantasyExpo EU Champions Spring 2022 UK & Ireland closed qualifier. Prior to this, Kristou previously played for AGF for the best part of four months, with the 20-year-old averaging a 0.96 rating across 52 maps.

jarko, on the other hand, links up with Astralis Talent after spending the majority of the year so far with Los Reyes. The 18-year-old managed to enjoy some success during his five-month stint with the squad, notably winning the POWER Ligaen Season 19 Finals over MASONIC to take home the lion's share of the ~$11,000 prize pool.

"Nicklas is 18 years old and has proven his high skill level by winning the Danish POWER Ligaen championship. Kristoffer is 20 years old and has played several matches for both AGF and North against some of the best teams in the World. I think those achievements speak for themselves." Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports at Astralis, said via the organisation's website.

"The goal for Astralis Talent is to develop players as individuals and team players. We want Astralis Talent to be an internal recruitment platform with players who can support our main team and develop into players who are ready to play on a higher level, either with us or someone else."

Astralis Talent now have:

Denmark Victor "⁠vigg0⁠" Bisgaard
Denmark Alexander "⁠Altekz⁠" Givskov
Denmark Mikkel "⁠MistR⁠" Thomsen
Denmark Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand
Denmark Nicklas "⁠jarko⁠" Rasmussen

Sweden Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh (coach)

Denmark Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov
Alexander 'Altekz' Givskov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
197
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen
Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Mikkel 'MistR' Thomsen
Mikkel 'MistR' Thomsen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nicklas 'jarko' Rasmussen
Nicklas 'jarko' Rasmussen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
83
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.72
Denmark Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Victor 'vigg0' Bisgaard
Victor 'vigg0' Bisgaard
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
225
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
Rip fessor
2022-08-15 12:24
3 replies
Literally who and who ?
2022-08-15 13:36
1 reply
GOAT Kristou the best player that played on North, wtf i missed him a lot
2022-08-15 19:49
dont worry cph flames will sign
2022-08-15 15:48
why -fessor? i thought he was their best rated player
2022-08-15 12:25
17 replies
He is their best player probably got sold to a roster. Should of went to CPHF tbh
2022-08-15 12:25
6 replies
who would you have swapped out for him?
2022-08-15 12:27
4 replies
Either tmb or raalz tbh. I think borup is better support than raalz and tmb is just an average rifler
2022-08-15 12:31
3 replies
Idk, I think tmb was good enough in 2020 on a Danish team with no igl fuckery that he deserves a chance again
2022-08-15 12:36
2 replies
But Fessor is an insane talent who is a t1 prospect tbh
2022-08-15 12:37
1 reply
that's fair, not sure how the roles work out but he's probably and upgrade
2022-08-15 13:25
#14
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Romania styl3noxe
yeah, instead of getting actual talented young players they chose to get 3 igl s lul
2022-08-15 12:32
He got sold prolly
2022-08-15 12:26
#11
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Serbia lolz1c
take a guess
2022-08-15 12:28
#41
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Ukraine ShimonSS
Literally in the article, " in place of Frederik "⁠Fessor⁠" Sørensen and Benjamin "⁠brzer⁠" Jensen, the latter of whom has gone on to sign for ECSTATIC."
2022-08-15 14:13
6 replies
It seems like you can't English, my friend. Nor click in a link.
2022-08-15 14:30
4 replies
#55
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Ukraine ShimonSS
The problem is on you, lol, Fessor was probably sold somewhere, the same way as brzer, because when you have an academy team you either take players from there into your main team or sell them, you don't need good players to stay on academy, especially if you won't have any free slots in your main team for a while.
2022-08-15 16:14
3 replies
Nice job moving the goalposts. Sorry you struggle with reading comprehension.
2022-08-15 17:13
2 replies
#66
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Ukraine ShimonSS
Don't talk to me about English with your level, lol.
2022-08-15 21:48
1 reply
nothing you said was correct english, lol.
2022-08-16 02:49
Yeah, literally there
2022-08-16 14:53
Sprout, trust me
2022-08-15 20:41
Team sells two good players but keep the other three bots? And bring in two more bots?
2022-08-15 12:25
6 replies
???????? pick up a player for nothing, give him minimum wage salary and infrastructure to play academy league, sell him and profit.
2022-08-15 12:46
2 replies
why keep the ones that didn't work out? selling fessor and brzer was good, but now this team is just 5 bots no prospects
2022-08-15 13:24
1 reply
Because how are they going to get more talents if they don't have academy team
2022-08-15 15:36
thats the whole point of a an academy team , they prob banked off fessor
2022-08-15 12:57
1 reply
2022-08-15 13:24
+1
2022-08-15 13:51
Kristou goat
2022-08-15 12:25
Rip fessor but I like +kristou
2022-08-15 12:25
#9
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Asia flipflop
Jarko = device + dupreeh
2022-08-15 12:26
Fessor probably going to sprout (?)
2022-08-15 12:31
2 replies
refrezh, hmmm where then? :)
2022-08-15 21:28
1 reply
Good question!
2022-08-15 23:33
-xyp incoming?
2022-08-15 12:38
3 replies
Has to, otherwise Astralis will never change.
2022-08-15 12:40
2 replies
#40
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Finland aismtk
the reason why xyp was complete jack shit for a good while was because of roles. He was getting played as entry, instead of support/lurk as he did before. His, and konfig's performance are on the rise after their role swaps, as could be seen in their personal and recent team performance
2022-08-15 14:08
1 reply
Lmfao Xyp fans are so delusional, he has a tournament where he posts one good game, a cracks an 1.00 rating and all of a sudden he’s “coming back”. Not to mention he was almost the reason they didn’t even make it out of groups in that tourney
2022-08-15 16:14
I forgot kristou is still so young seems like forever when he played on north and agf. also jarko is a pretty good pickup. -fessor hurts a lot but i think there is hope for this roster.
2022-08-15 12:41
#20
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Czech Republic f0resticek
Fessor only one good player in that team :D and they make -him
2022-08-15 12:45
6 replies
Academy teams are meant to develop talent, not win WePlay Academy Leagues.
2022-08-15 12:53
4 replies
#34
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Finland Khroni
What better development is there than being above the rest of your tier and winning events over them?
2022-08-15 13:46
3 replies
playing for a team who plays high tier events ))
2022-08-15 14:26
1 reply
#57
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Finland Khroni
You know what I mean bruh
2022-08-15 16:45
Playing vs t3 teams when you're a t1 player slows your progress, simple as.
2022-08-15 14:39
He’s either getting promoted to main roster or leaving for a better team. Academy league was too easy for him
2022-08-15 12:54
#22
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Egypt BomberMan_
another former MSL pickup to try to carry
2022-08-15 12:53
Where is fessor going
2022-08-15 12:55
rip astralis talent , was good when fessor was there good for him tho , no need to drop 30 bombs now , hope he goes for a decent team , future danish star rifler for sure
2022-08-15 12:56
#31
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Cyprus Porgos
Goat moddii but this team is boring af
2022-08-15 13:29
-jarko +holodno
2022-08-15 13:40
1 reply
n1
2022-08-16 14:55
Kristou kekw
2022-08-15 13:48
Kick 2 best players but keep 3 other instead of going with full new roster How such managers are even getting paid
2022-08-15 13:52
Kristou has found a new home after a bried period of inactivity
2022-08-15 13:59
1 reply
bried
2022-08-15 14:00
nice!
2022-08-15 14:16
rip fessor
2022-08-15 14:22
1 reply
hope he finds good team
2022-08-15 14:22
fessor is blameF before gym basically. kristou is 20 years???? jsut 20??? was he on north when he was 16 or someshit?
2022-08-15 14:33
1 reply
Yeah lol
2022-08-15 14:40
#50
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Romania Ghostpawn
sprout or astralis fessor
2022-08-15 14:40
cant wait for the next match with new talent
2022-08-15 14:41
fessor to astralis main,trust me
2022-08-15 16:09
2 replies
he deserves it 100%
2022-08-15 17:13
#61
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Chad dooddi
2022-08-15 18:28
#60
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Chad dooddi
nice for fessor
2022-08-15 18:26
#62
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Poland SebL
MODDII is coaching Academy team? Honestly I wish he was atleast coaching someone better, the man is a legend.
2022-08-15 19:01
#68
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United States brub
please please please please please -xyp +fessor please please tell me thats what theyre doing please i know theyre not but please please please -xyp +fessor please
2022-08-16 01:38
Kristou from 90's haircut to 2007 haircut
2022-08-16 14:55
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