Astralis share expectations for 2023

Morale is high in the Astralis camp ahead of Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's first match back with his countrymen, who believe this will be a great start for the new lineup.

Astralis' 2022 campaign has been a far cry from the success and glory that both fans and players alike were used to in the past, but anticipation is brewing as star AWPer device will return to the server for the first time since stepping down from Ninjas in Pyjamas a year ago. In a video published by Astralis, the Danes talk about their recent tour around Denmark and the team's expectations heading into the new year.

The players spent the first half of the video sharing their thoughts on the experience of meeting fans around the country, whose unwavering support for Astralis even during tough times was appreciated by Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and company. The second part of the video delved more into the sporting aspect of the team and tackled some of their expectations for the end of the year and 2023.

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

One of the big takeaways is that Astralis head into their last two tournaments of 2022 with the goal of gaining enough points to qualify for the IEM Katowice Play-In stage. They will start off with CCT North Europe Series 2, where device will make his return to the server bearing the Astralis tag against Tricked on Sunday at 16:30 .

Xyp9X believes that everyone will see a renewed Astralis in 2023

The team's in-game leader, gla1ve, explained in the video that he was excited to hop back on the server alongside device once again and that their last two online tournaments of the year would serve as good experience for the new lineup.

"It's a fact that Astralis is not too big to participate in a given tournament," device said. "We have to build this from scratch. Even if it's just online tournaments, we don't really care about that. The most important thing for us is just winning those points, but also to win a lot of games to build our confidence and build that attitude that we can beat everyone."

device also stated that certain role clashes within the team that he observed from an outside perspective have been resolved, which resulted in increased contributions from both Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth and Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer at Elisa Masters Espoo.

Veteran rifler Xyp9x also shared a positive outlook for the future, as he believes that everyone's going to witness a new Astralis side next year and he is looking forward to showing a glimpse of what's to come as 2022 nears its conclusion.

You can view the full video below:

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1747
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1795
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
2040
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
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can’t wait for tricked to win today
2022-12-04 13:02
7 replies
+2
2022-12-04 13:44
You are so right, you can’t wait - cuz it’s not gonna happen. Look at you stating the obvious, aren’t you special
2022-12-04 14:33
lucky will get a 2.81 rating and win 86% of opening duels against device
2022-12-04 15:18
4 replies
#73
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Denmark sNju
Aged very well
2022-12-04 19:39
3 replies
ill get him next time
2022-12-04 19:52
#83
NiKo | 
Turkey 3bouss
+1
2022-12-05 14:23
+1
2022-12-06 00:50
#2
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England MikeLCHV
Disband soon
2022-12-04 13:00
#3
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Poland medisoN1
disband pls
2022-12-04 13:00
Disband
2022-12-04 13:01
Two majors and grandslam
2022-12-04 13:01
#6
device | 
Sweden plikz
LEGGOOO Devve goat!"
2022-12-04 13:01
#7
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England pumk1n1
if theres no more affiliate events added, by my calculations they should already be in katowice play-in
2022-12-04 13:02
4 replies
#12
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England pumk1n1
imgur.com/a/PoYgY0S what i calculated to be the katowice spots
2022-12-04 13:05
3 replies
Considering c9 make roster change and probably gonna lose some points because of that, will they be invited to the main stage?
2022-12-04 13:12
2 replies
#20
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England pumk1n1
if they got forester they would move between G2 and NIP and move furia up into the main event slots so they would have to play the play in
2022-12-04 13:23
1 reply
Thanks
2022-12-04 13:24
device_5_majors_s0mple_1_major
2022-12-04 13:02
1 reply
dupreeh's gonna be the first with Paris.
2022-12-04 14:33
#9
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Germany raynox_cs
they wont win shit
2022-12-04 13:03
Traitorvice
2022-12-04 13:03
3 replies
+1
2022-12-04 13:08
NiP scammed all their old legends + nawwkk if there was a god they would have been in jail already
2022-12-04 13:11
1 reply
God the prison warden
2022-12-04 13:54
losing to Tricked today
2022-12-04 13:04
1 reply
easy jinx
2022-12-05 01:22
#13
Snax | 
Europe Jezynt
How much?
2022-12-04 13:06
Haha disband
2022-12-04 13:08
didnt ask
2022-12-04 13:08
Winning major
2022-12-04 13:16
Disband
2022-12-04 13:19
But first we will lose against Tricked.
2022-12-04 13:20
lol Astralis PR team setting themselves up for failure
2022-12-04 13:21
#25
crow | 
Indonesia ycrows
disband
2022-12-04 13:25
Lucky outfragging device would be the funniest thing
2022-12-04 13:29
1 reply
I can happen. Usually, I dont think so, but if lucky and a mix of with konfig beat astralis, it would be nice.
2022-12-04 13:32
if they didnt kick konfig they could be top 5 imo
2022-12-04 13:40
How is this irrelevant bs a thread worth. HLTV has turned into a censorship boulevard magazine
2022-12-04 13:42
#30
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Denmark Saithz
Bunch of nosceners saying disband KEKW
2022-12-04 13:42
2 replies
#35
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Poland dejmanOOO
Hltv things, a lot of morons for an early hour
2022-12-04 13:54
they are the 17th ranked team in the world and astralis and hltv act like they are top 5
2022-12-04 16:31
What is this paid shill piece??
2022-12-04 13:43
#33
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Russia mshkoda
All these reunions with exes... it's always just trying to cling to something that will never happen again. But gl.
2022-12-04 13:45
washed tier 2 team disband needed
2022-12-04 13:47
#37
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Poland dejmanOOO
Zamknij pizde @kamilszef
2022-12-04 14:01
3 replies
co ty tam pierdolisz?
2022-12-04 13:58
2 replies
wtf ur polish?
2022-12-04 20:39
1 reply
i'm not, but i know polish to some extent
2022-12-04 20:43
just add cheat hunden and you are good to go
2022-12-04 14:00
luckily their defeat to tricked is in 2022
2022-12-04 14:30
#44
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Puerto Rico pain^
High expectations for such a mid team
2022-12-04 14:49
CoolStoryBob
2022-12-04 14:57
no more paid articles by asstralis plz they suck
2022-12-04 15:08
1 reply
+1 hltv danish bias is crazy
2022-12-04 16:31
#48
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Denmark Nazgu1
First step back to glory!! GL Astralis!
2022-12-04 15:11
Asstralis in 2023 LULW
2022-12-04 15:25
Maybe device isn’t as good as people think and astralis will never see the success they had before and will fade away as the team that were once the greatest and now live with the fact that they had there time. Unless they work twice as hard and really want to become the best I don’t see it happening. But who the fuck am I anyway haha
2022-12-04 15:26
7 replies
Clueless post. Agains disrespecting an all time great player. Don’t disrespect device. device has a record 4 major titles (3 of them won consecutively and did not lose a single map in the knockout phases of their three peat), 2 Major MVPs, 19 HLTV MVPs, an Intel Grand Slam, a record 10 tier 1 trophies in a calendar year. BEAT the so called “GOAT” s1mple in DIRECT duel in a major final. To top it of has the body of a Greek God.
2022-12-04 16:14
6 replies
device is probably the most overrated player of all time
2022-12-04 16:30
5 replies
ruined team lulquid so bad he made ur life revolve around device and astralis hahahaha
2022-12-04 16:32
3 replies
liquid is far better than astralis tf are you on about? cope!
2022-12-04 16:33
2 replies
lulquid the team that constantly gets humiliated and thrown out of events by heroic?
2022-12-04 16:41
1 reply
#5 vs #17 keep coping
2022-12-04 18:06
American talking about CS. Stfu. Get your house in order first. Device >>>>
2022-12-04 17:29
why does astralis and hltv act like this team is still relevant? talk about preferential treatment. this is the #17th ranked team in the world.
2022-12-04 16:30
2 replies
talk about preferential treatments, why havent ur account been 30 yeard yet with all ur spastic xenophobic posts and replies? do u suck off jonathan E or something?
2022-12-04 16:34
1 reply
2022-12-04 18:07
#63
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Portugal laskin
With xyp9x unfortunatly won't go far
2022-12-04 16:39
And now bring back konfig for mistr and make astralis great again
2022-12-04 16:54
2 replies
Yep, people will say kOnfig is hit or miss which is kinda true, but when he is on he can solo carry game and is one of the best hard entries in the game too. Also with devve and blameF consistency, xyp looking much better lately, I think kOnfig would be enough to propel them back to contention. An even better signing would be Staehr, Zyphon, sjuush or even stavn ( one can dream for the last two )
2022-12-06 15:12
1 reply
Yep good words +1
2022-12-08 16:18
If they kept k0nfig i think they would be top5 team for sure
2022-12-04 18:26
XYP9X IS WASHED MistR is dogshit gla1ve can't call for shit dev1ce and blameF will have to 2v8 every single match, sad for them.
2022-12-04 18:46
#70
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United States dusq
xyp9x believes we will see a renewed astralis, dusq believes we will see the same shit xyp9x
2022-12-04 19:13
Ok but xyp needs to be out :()
2022-12-04 19:26
Main goal : Sign Hunden
2022-12-04 20:14
1 reply
They definitely should sign him as coach Him + strong rifler = top 3 and contending at each tournament imo
2022-12-06 15:10
#82
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Russia el1ge_
gl astralis
2022-12-05 12:24
So many sad haters, ewww Nice article, we are a few Astralis fans here, so for those of us with that inclination this is a good read. You know, you can ignore stuff that you do not like :) Also, I am only unsure about MistR, have not seen enough yet to decide if I think he can make it with some time or not. The rest seems super positive, also Xyp, he has been great since the summer, or even before. Looking forward to a more positive 2023 for sure.
2022-12-05 17:01
They will be back to the top into contention if they can hire another strong rifler or even better, star rifler or top level entry fragger.
2022-12-06 15:09
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