device to make debut since returning to Astralis in CCT North Europe 2

A month after officially rejoining Astralis and skipping their first tournament, Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz is set to return to the server.

Astralis have announced that device will play for the team in CCT North Europe Series 2 playoffs, starting on December 4. This will mark the AWPer's first official appearance following his return to the team and his first since he played his last match for Ninjas in Pyjamas at IEM Winter in December 2021.

The 27-year-old rejoined Astralis in late October in a widely anticipated move but did not end up playing in their first tournament following the signing, at Elisa Masters Espoo.

device will return to the server in early December

In Finland, the Danes used Astralis Talent member Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand instead, citing a wish to "do things right without forcing anything" and "creating room for the best version of device."

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device to skip first tournament with Astralis following return

Less than two weeks later, device is set to play in the ongoing $50,000 online tournament, for which Astralis received a direct playoffs invite alongside OG, GamerLegion, and HEET. The Swiss group stage of CCT North Europe Series 2 is currently underway, and the playoffs will follow on December 4-7.

Astralis' lineup in the CCT North Europe Series 2 playoffs will be:

Denmark Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth
Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
Denmark Mikkel "⁠MistR⁠" Thomsen
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz

Denmark Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
2038
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Mikkel 'MistR' Thomsen
Mikkel 'MistR' Thomsen
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
172
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
POGGERS
2022-11-28 16:55
21 replies
Wont believe it until i see device on the server awp in hand
2022-11-28 16:56
14 replies
are you not a believer?
2022-11-28 16:57
5 replies
He’s a belieber
2022-11-28 17:00
4 replies
#161
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Indonesia ivanovky
ok now get es3tag back to replace mistr
2022-11-29 01:43
3 replies
Missed opportunity back then to stick with esetag, now too risky move, rather get zyphon
2022-11-29 01:49
2 replies
#177
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Antigua and Barbuda qezar
devve is so hungry to get back in the game that he misses 2 tournaments just to play
2022-11-29 09:38
#204
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Indonesia ivanovky
but Es3tag now free to explore his option
2022-12-22 05:07
#39
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Germany Germen
So you won't believe in pistol round?
2022-11-28 17:09
6 replies
i arent i want to see signature angle holding
2022-11-28 17:10
4 replies
Device biggest angle abuser after shiro fr
2022-11-28 17:55
3 replies
#105
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Romania aLeeeeex
everything checks out device best awper after new update
2022-11-28 19:05
if it was that easy , there wouldn´t be so little awpers who can use the awp that way and still have impact. many pro awpers try to replicate but can´t , is not as easy as it seem.
2022-11-29 01:36
1 reply
But it is funny as hell people keep throwing out those one liners like they are some CsGo god of wisdom
2022-11-30 11:14
lol
2022-11-29 23:07
+1
2022-11-28 17:50
#17
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Denmark Saithz
DIDNT EXPECT TO SEE HIM TILL FEBRUARY POG
2022-11-28 16:59
#88
l | 
Germany _car
The GOAT is back!
2022-11-28 18:05
4 replies
ZywOo never left?
2022-11-28 19:32
3 replies
#122
l | 
Germany _car
Zywho?
2022-11-28 19:33
2 replies
Didnt know you liked GOAT's rio sticker
2022-11-28 20:20
1 reply
#147
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Poland Recruitn1
I liked goat sticker in rio. But Paris should be XI WU we need his sticker
2022-11-28 22:42
Nice
2022-11-28 16:55
15 replies
Why he didnt play in showmatch
2022-11-28 17:05
10 replies
would be a lame comeback tbh...
2022-11-28 17:16
9 replies
This is worse lmao Debuting in online 322 cup
2022-11-28 17:18
8 replies
Yeah lmfao
2022-11-28 19:23
For astralis this is as good as it gets atm. To be fair i think this is the best way to comeback to top tier cs for device right now.
2022-11-29 00:29
1 reply
Get konfig back. His rifle skill is needed
2022-11-29 15:45
imagine they flop out
2022-11-29 01:31
3 replies
They probably will. People shouldn't expect unrealistic things from Device so early. He might suck at first but will eventually find his ground (I hope) . The team environment suck ass right now. If they had k0nfig to replace mistR, this would be a seriously strong team. Ever since K0nfig got kicked, I've kind of felt bad for BlameF, he has too much to do. Hopefully Device will bring some light into the team.
2022-11-29 10:21
2 replies
#197
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Denmark pistolen
Agree i would love to see konfig back now device is on board. Maybe xyp9x still need to go but otherwise it would be a super strong team on paper
2022-11-30 01:47
1 reply
Perhaps. Although Xyp has played a lot better after the role changes they made. Now that blameF is playing more aggressive too. I'd say Xyp has had big role in many of their winning rounds. I really like what Xyp brings to the team. Especially if the rest of the squad is strong. Perhaps mistR will start carrying his weight now
2022-12-01 22:45
It's a good way for him to ease back to competition, without all the pressure of a crowd. Also it's an EZ W so Dev1ce will be happy about winning first tournament so he doesn't become a full time faceit player again.
2022-11-30 10:37
bruh, Astralis not even in the event that hltv tagged for the header of this report lol
2022-11-28 17:17
3 replies
In this fraud events top teams invited to playoffs Same happened to Vitality in Pinnacle
2022-11-28 17:18
2 replies
#107
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Romania aLeeeeex
dont bring that pinnacle up men)) ((
2022-11-28 19:10
1 reply
#148
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Poland Recruitn1
That was genuinely beggining of vitality for me they were really trash at that time. Now they are way better and it seems like more adjusted
2022-11-28 22:43
#3
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United States ElonMusk
lol
2022-11-28 16:55
WTF
2022-11-28 16:56
#6
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Russia DevilBr0
Pog
2022-11-28 16:56
I didn't even know that this tournament even existed before i saw this news lol
2022-11-28 16:56
6 replies
There is a lot of CCT tier 2 events, how can you not see those when you are on hltv? But astralis #18 fits in good as a playoff invite in tier 2
2022-11-28 17:00
5 replies
#18 was the ranking bot farlig and academy players got them, they are realistically top 10 with device
2022-11-28 17:01
3 replies
Not top 10 yet, they still have xyp9x and mistr, they need to replace those before they can comeback to tier 1/ top 10
2022-11-28 17:02
so they are realistically top 10 with one roster change, no games played with the roster yet and device who had a one year break? i'd say 18 is very fair at the moment, they can prove me wrong by winning the event
2022-11-28 17:42
#141
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Zimbabwe Negus69
Device hasn't even played yet and they also have a stand in even with +device. Smartest hltv user
2022-11-28 20:54
It doesn't show up as the next big thing on the main page....also I don't really go to the 'Events' page except this time lol
2022-11-28 17:05
#8
 | 
Finland RPGWiZaRD
That was unexpected but nice
2022-11-28 16:56
#9
b1t | 
Greece Noocklas
fianlly
2022-11-28 16:56
goat is back lets go
2022-11-28 16:57
3 replies
the GOAT just won an mvp award last night technically he never left
2022-11-28 17:28
2 replies
the goat did a 1v6 clutch last night.
2022-11-29 02:59
1 reply
nicklas "GOAT" GADE
2022-11-29 13:36
#12
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Chile Max1M))
nice
2022-11-28 16:57
what? he chooses this irrelevant event to play his anticipated first game? thats pretty strange
2022-11-28 16:57
10 replies
#18
 | 
Canada MiLkBaGzz
Lets him ease back into the game instead of going straight into a giant t1 event
2022-11-28 16:59
7 replies
#29
 | 
Germany _Phyzer_
+1 Also the first real T1 Event is EPL 17 because Astralis probably isn't playing Katowice
2022-11-28 17:03
5 replies
#77
 | 
Finland aleksiii
surely blast groups are there somewhere?
2022-11-28 17:53
#108
 | 
Romania aLeeeeex
isnt there kato open quals? i cant remember how the playin teams gets decided honestly
2022-11-28 19:13
1 reply
its invites, either directly to the thingy or via play in
2022-11-29 00:25
why not? they still have quals and ranking invites
2022-11-28 20:03
1 reply
#149
 | 
Germany _Phyzer_
But it won't be enough for the ranking invites and you need a ranking invite to play Katowice playins I believe
2022-11-28 23:15
+11
2022-11-29 10:30
#20
 | 
Denmark Saithz
Probably because it's online and he doesn't have to travel
2022-11-28 17:00
1 reply
Nah, he could've play previous lan which was played in finland and there was a spot for kato playin for 1st place.
2022-11-28 17:24
Into the Breach will humble Astralis and device
2022-11-28 16:57
3 replies
#16
 | 
Denmark Almoe
they will humble astralis when they lose to them? how ?
2022-11-28 16:58
1 reply
draken will humble devve
2022-11-28 17:26
Fr
2022-11-28 17:13
#15
 | 
Canada MiLkBaGzz
expected
2022-11-28 16:58
Pog
2022-11-28 17:00
I'm worried what's gonna happen if they start losing. Stay healthy dude
2022-11-28 17:01
AHAHAHAHAHH CCT EUROPE LETS GO NICOLIA
2022-11-28 17:01
bring back k0nfig and you might have a chance
2022-11-28 17:02
10 replies
#46
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Konvict not needed , ty . If Astralis makes a UFC debut then sure .
2022-11-28 17:11
9 replies
they still need to replace mistR, he was at one point the worst player stats wise in academy team
2022-11-28 17:26
6 replies
#112
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Romania aLeeeeex
there was someone saying a fan from the blast showmatch was a 13yo 3k elo zoomer, idk how astralis cant get 1 good upcoming talent at all. they only had zyphon and that didnt end up well between them
2022-11-28 19:16
#144
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Pakistan LoOuU2
compared to the Academy level, Mistr hasnt been the same underwhelming on the main roster actually and does still an ok job for his aggressive roles that Astralis need. Obviously someone like Staehr is a better option but its a deal that cant happen from the looks of it and Astralis has to settle with someone young and upcoming so why not for once give a long extended run to your academy guy ? i dont agree with it of course, Device Xyp and Glaive are getting old and probably not in shape to turn a young player into something else , time for this Astralis to shine is now.
2022-11-28 21:47
4 replies
Bro, I said it once and I will say it again - Astralis management suck so bad, that it is unbelievable at this point. You had Zyphon and Fessor yet you chose to promote none of them. You could have bought ANYONE from Coppenhagen Flames (except Hooxi) yet you didn't do so. You can literally at least try out some young good guys from upcoming young Danish teams (Buzz?) and yet you do nothing. Astralis - why!?
2022-11-29 14:43
3 replies
#191
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea they havent really managed or been able to cash upon the opportunity that their academy team has given to them ever in form of some upcoming talent nor really looked to actually grab a talent from some other current team until now. They could have handled their roster more apt. But didnt the last leaks suggest that they are actually en route to get Buzz for the fifth ?
2022-11-29 15:20
2 replies
Haven't checked them, but I sure hope so, he is really talented!
2022-11-30 14:49
1 reply
#202
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i dont know anything about the guy tbh , never saw a Masonic game
2022-11-30 14:50
k0nflict gets baited & breaks leg baitF saves
2022-11-28 17:37
1 reply
#140
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
usual day in the office for Benjamin
2022-11-28 20:45
#28
 | 
Netherlands RichHours
Invite G2 They need to play more official games to find their game
2022-11-28 17:02
1 reply
#36
 | 
England MikeLCHV
niko doesnt want to play tier 2 events
2022-11-28 17:06
Astralist in tier9137038402849393829 TOURNAMENT lmao
2022-11-28 17:03
2 replies
#37
 | 
Poland Suvkha
still higher than eternal fire ever will be
2022-11-28 17:06
1 reply
Who?
2022-11-28 17:10
Botvice back let's go
2022-11-28 17:04
1 reply
fan of botus vincere
2022-11-28 23:19
wtv
2022-11-28 17:05
#33
 | 
England MikeLCHV
1.50 rating and ez hltv top 20
2022-11-28 17:05
Not enough 322 teams in this tourney
2022-11-28 17:09
1 reply
#89
 | 
United States Zedsamcat
flair
2022-11-28 18:05
#40
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
A surprise to be sure but a welcome one . Could this perhaps be the roster going into 2023 ?
2022-11-28 17:10
lol
2022-11-28 17:10
high pressure tournament
2022-11-28 17:10
2 replies
#67
 | 
Iceland Greedo
higher pressure and more money then you are ever gonna make in your life
2022-11-28 17:31
1 reply
cute
2022-11-28 17:43
CCT major pog
2022-11-28 17:11
50k event xd
2022-11-28 17:12
#48
 | 
Finland HARD4ENCE
Good luck. But they need more changes than just the awper to be a title contender.
2022-11-28 17:12
Matchfixing tournament
2022-11-28 17:12
Lessgooooo
2022-11-28 17:13
#54
 | 
Sweden Niloist
They’ve settled on Mr?
2022-11-28 17:17
1 reply
no way, probably negotiating with staehr or someone else
2022-11-28 21:20
Astralis farm tier3 online tournament kkkkkk
2022-11-28 17:19
What tournament is this? Who else is gonna be there?
2022-11-28 17:19
3 replies
tier 2 teams, OG, Endpoint, Gamerlegion
2022-11-28 17:46
2 replies
So no one cares about this then LOL
2022-11-28 20:00
1 reply
of course, after this tournament there will be anohter cct, we already saw like 20 cct events All these tier 2 teams just get invited at playoffs lmao
2022-11-28 23:37
#59
 | 
Romania garcea89
pls no bait, im hyped to see him back
2022-11-28 17:22
uh oh that is not good giving this matchfixing circuit more exposure and viewers :L
2022-11-28 17:25
pog
2022-11-28 17:25
#64
 | 
Czech Republic MOBIUS_
5th player when?
2022-11-28 17:26
1 reply
Next year probaly
2022-11-28 20:21
#68
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Finally
2022-11-28 17:35
#69
 | 
Uganda Tby17Q
He's the GOAT not s0mple
2022-11-28 17:35
1 reply
based xi tu fan
2022-11-28 23:20
LETS GOOO
2022-11-28 17:46
-MistR when?
2022-11-28 17:52
#78
 | 
France Diodele
-mistr +some1
2022-11-28 17:53
#79
 | 
Poland mimsonqq
wtf is that team gla1ve/xyp9x/mistr 2heavy to carry by device/baitF
2022-11-28 17:53
1 reply
I mean blamef and the goat can literally 30bomb every game, so yes.
2022-11-28 19:15
#80
 | 
Poland dejmanOOO
Oh yes
2022-11-28 17:54
The well known tier 1 event, Astralis era part 2 begins at the prestigious event CCT North Europe 2
2022-11-28 17:56
#83
 | 
Sweden saamuel
LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETS GOOOOOOO!
2022-11-28 17:58
1.99+ rating or washed
2022-11-28 18:00
glglgl!!!!
2022-11-28 18:00
welcome back
2022-11-28 18:01
#87
 | 
Brazil GsV
baitF and mistr, no way this team can win, device to stop again before the next season ends
2022-11-28 18:03
#90
 | 
Portugal dascouves
Changes are still needed, gla1ve and xyp9x can stay as support and IGL, but what is the point of mistR? Maybe kicking k0nfig was a mistake, not sure who they can get now.
2022-11-28 18:05
2 replies
Kjaerbye POG
2022-11-28 19:14
1 reply
#115
 | 
Portugal dascouves
He's finished.
2022-11-28 19:21
Not believing it un till I see that first round where the name ‘device’ is on the server
2022-11-28 18:06
Fake news.
2022-11-28 18:08
oh shut up about this clown already
2022-11-28 18:11
1 reply
+1
2022-11-29 04:32
its better than nothing
2022-11-28 18:11
Now we just need Dupree and magisk
2022-11-28 18:12
#97
 | 
Belgium Gaetje
Why is astralis not on the bracket?
2022-11-28 18:26
#98
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Atleast it'll get some views when astralis play
2022-11-28 18:31
who cares about this toxic
2022-11-28 18:37
#101
 | 
Aruba defoliant
I think Astralis still need - Xyp9x and - Mistr, + 2 good riflers to become super competitive again, unfortunately. I hope i am wrong.
2022-11-28 18:37
#102
 | 
Italy MulaManca
yo.
2022-11-28 18:38
Wasted invite xD
2022-11-28 18:44
Fraudvice is gonna show up for a single online tournament and go incognito for the next 6 months due to “mental health” xd
2022-11-28 18:52
Expected from angle holder. Returning in tier 6 event to farm some noobs so his annoying fanboys will say 'GOAT is back' buhahaha
2022-11-28 19:06
1 reply
+1
2022-11-29 04:32
POG, ze goat is BACK. But is MistR anything to have?
2022-11-28 19:14
Pog
2022-11-28 19:17
I heard if you make him cry, he'll spend the next year in his basement. Please be gentle with little dev1ce!
2022-11-28 19:19
#117
 | 
Sri Lanka rxdzuu
hope he won't get 40% loss
2022-11-28 19:25
#118
 | 
Turkey PhauX
Finally G.O.A.T is back
2022-11-28 19:26
#119
 | 
Brazil Vicmar
Rip monitors
2022-11-28 19:27
go devv
2022-11-28 19:28
Pog
2022-11-28 19:35
devv is ready to take back number 1 danish awp spot after seeing cadian win yesterday!
2022-11-28 19:44
#125
 | 
Iran Xpicyy
the real GOAT is back
2022-11-28 19:44
Tier3 event to farm some stats for the year xD
2022-11-28 19:45
Devbot
2022-11-28 19:47
radarfromsky will rekt him
2022-11-28 19:48
#129
 | 
Canada Lachance
until he can't anymore
2022-11-28 19:52
Anonymo is going for him
2022-11-28 19:53
The best in history !!!
2022-11-28 19:54
Debut on radar pineapple cup lol
2022-11-28 20:19
Actually I wanna see the whole old roster comeback. They can still win tropheys. It was about the atmosphere in team, now when device is back, they might try again.
2022-11-28 20:37
Incapable of playing for NIP due to mental health Rejoins Astralis "everything is fine now"
2022-11-28 21:46
Crazy an org buys a player and that player plays a tournament for that org??? Dayum!
2022-11-28 21:49
1 reply
#160
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Germany tilted_up
NiP cries in pain over you comment bro :D
2022-11-29 01:41
Why so many talks about this player? Every day "device, device, device... blablabla".
2022-11-28 21:50
3 replies
People are so excited to see the angle holder getting boring kills ..
2022-11-29 04:33
2 replies
If it helps you win 4 majors then why not?
2022-11-29 08:41
I don’t understand the ‘angle holder’ comment. The entire base is based on letting enemies come into your crosshair lol
2022-11-29 15:48
GOAT IS BACK
2022-11-28 23:41
make astralis great again LUL
2022-11-28 23:58
Wow, great
2022-11-29 00:41
the return of the king
2022-11-29 02:11
CCT > Blast C9 should also join to get some tournament experience
2022-11-29 02:42
news tomorrow: device to skip second tournament with astralis
2022-11-29 04:32
gona get smashed by HAVU, gl!
2022-11-29 07:07
#171
s1mple | 
World doh
hear, hear!
2022-11-29 08:15
cs is dead
2022-11-29 08:52
1 reply
never heard of this guy
2022-11-29 09:13
First smart decision of Astralis in two years. Get the prac in, let’s go already!!!
2022-11-29 08:53
#176
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England BobDude65
This makes not playing at Elisa even more weird, did they not wanna qualify for Kato?
2022-11-29 09:31
the amount of salty children in this comment section is beyond hillarious 🤣 welcome back Device!
2022-11-29 10:24
bros.. i miss konfig
2022-11-29 10:57
imagine coming back in competetive cs to play CCT 322 scam league What a disgrace
2022-11-29 11:27
too late dead team
2022-11-29 12:01
#184
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Brazil flytw4tp
this lineup is terrible xyp9x and mistr? i'm not interesting in watching Astralis
2022-11-29 12:02
2 replies
interested*
2022-11-29 15:11
Xyp9x is ok Bring Staehr or bring back kOnfig in place of MistR and WE have another top contender
2022-11-29 22:49
skipped elisa with decent/good teams to play against shit teams in a random ass low tier tournament lmao
2022-11-29 13:15
1 reply
#196
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Hungary Mitomen20
Ye, I dont get it either.
2022-11-30 00:46
I'm gonna believe it when i see it.
2022-11-29 14:31
Mark my words , device will be bottom every game , somehow it's not gonna work with this lineup
2022-11-29 15:02
you love to see that
2022-11-30 10:40
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