device shines in highly-anticipated return debut for Astralis

Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz had an impactful return to competition by dropping 32 kills in his first map back in Astralis colours.

device made his long-awaited return to competitive play and his debut since re-signing with Astralis in the first round of the CCT North Europe Series 2 playoffs.

The legendary AWPer picked up right where he left off and had a vintage performance to power his side to a 2-0 victory over their countrymen of Tricked. The 27-year-old averaged a 1.66 rating and 101 ADR in what was his first appearance in the server since last representing Ninjas in Pyjamas at IEM Winter 2021 a year ago.

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Astralis share expectations for 2023

The Danish quintet now advance to the online competition's quarter-finals, where they will face off versus the winner of HEET and Into the Breach's matchup. CCT North Europe Series 2 gifts the eventual winner 150 points on the regional leaderboard, with teams who secure a podium finish by the conclusion of all four online cups securing an appearance at the studio finals.

device put up a 1.66 rating in his first official outing since IEM Winter 2021

device made his highly-anticipated move back to Astralis at the tail end of October, but fans of the Danish ensemble had to wait for a little over five weeks to see the four-time Major winner back in action as he was absent from the team sheet in Astralis' 3-4th place run through Elisa Masters Espoo in November.

The team explained their decision to participate in CCT North Europe Series 2 in a video on the organisation's YouTube channel. device in particular went on to say that they're using the event as an opportunity to, "win a lot of games to build our confidence and build that attitude that we can beat everyone."

The quintet also turns their attention to the resumption of play in the new year. The squad will be present at both ESL Pro League Seasons 17 and 18 thanks to their status as a partner team in ESL's Louvre Agreement. They will also strive to return the esteemed organisation back to a Major after famously being forced to watch the IEM Rio Major from the sidelines following a disastrous 1-3 showing in the IEM Road to Rio Europe RMR.

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Official: device returns in Astralis

device's first map back in an Astralis jersey took place on his team's pick of Mirage. The 27-year-old added 13 kills to his tally to spearhead a 10-5 half in his squad's favour. This five-round buffer started to crumble at the outset of the second half but device, in tandem with Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer, stood tall with 32 and 29 frags, respectively, to carry their roster on their backs and eke out a laborious 16-14 win.

device had a slow start on Nuke, with the Dane having to wait until the fifth round to get his first kill on the board and the squad as a whole going 0-4 down. Astralis stabilised, however, winning nine of the ensuing 11 rounds to close out their time on the defense with a three-round cushion. device and company didn't look back once on the offense, overturning Tricked's opening two-round spree with a seven-round streak of their own to easily pick up the win, 16-8.

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Mirage
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Nuke
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 28 +28 100.8 1.66
53 - 34 +19 108.2 1.63
35 - 30 +5 68.4 1.07
31 - 38 -7 74.2 0.95
23 - 30 -7 45.0 0.88
 Tricked K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 32 +4 67.1 1.03
31 - 41 -10 64.2 0.81
32 - 42 -10 67.9 0.80
29 - 41 -12 61.3 0.78
28 - 43 -15 61.9 0.68
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 Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
s1mple better
2022-12-04 19:19
37 replies
#42
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Iceland Voidsphere
Cope.
2022-12-04 19:46
29 replies
how many top1s does device have?
2022-12-04 19:51
28 replies
how many majors does s0mple have?
2022-12-04 19:54
24 replies
How many ESL Cologne's device has?
2022-12-04 20:02
13 replies
How many spine injuries s1mple has?
2022-12-04 20:04
12 replies
wowwowowowowow device won against my mm team !!
2022-12-04 20:06
11 replies
sad
2022-12-04 20:36
10 replies
nice devi0ice shine against tier 76
2022-12-04 20:38
9 replies
ALEKSIB_HAIR_ASSISTANT proud of him
2022-12-04 20:38
8 replies
#86
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Brazil ZerongBr
me too
2022-12-04 21:08
7 replies
u are him!
2022-12-04 21:08
6 replies
#88
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Brazil ZerongBr
i wish i was😞
2022-12-04 21:08
5 replies
nt go sleep
2022-12-04 21:09
4 replies
#92
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Brazil ZerongBr
its 5pm here
2022-12-04 21:15
3 replies
dont lie to yourself
2022-12-04 21:15
2 replies
#96
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Brazil ZerongBr
am i real?
2022-12-04 21:19
1 reply
nt cucumber
2022-12-04 21:19
device been playing tier 1 since 2014 yet never managed to get one top 1 xddddd.
2022-12-04 20:03
9 replies
s1mple playing since 2014 and won his first major after 7 years while device after 3 years
2022-12-04 21:16
2 replies
you win major if you and your team are good, you get top 1 if you're good. s1mple was and will always be better than device mechanically. it was always a team diff. if s1mple was the sniper for astralis they would've won 6 majors.
2022-12-06 00:51
1 reply
nah bro, s1mple was never a team player and will never be a team player, that's why he only won 1 major despite navi's good and bad showings at majors.
2022-12-06 10:20
What is more important for you, winning a major (or even 4) or top1 hltv? Cuz winning a major took s1mple 7 years xddd
2022-12-04 22:16
5 replies
flag
2022-12-04 22:19
winning Steelseries Nova Major
2022-12-05 06:25
do not fall for these baits, brother
2022-12-05 06:50
2 replies
+1
2022-12-05 11:52
+1
2022-12-05 13:46
Not sure, but he has more majors and more major mvps.. Also has been more times in top20, and even top3 than s1mple.. Oh, and also had what was considered to be the best era in csgo..
2022-12-04 19:54
2 replies
In short - he was part of the GOAT team
2022-12-04 20:43
1 reply
+1
2022-12-05 00:48
AYO , my boy Kronkell with the first comment , well , ZywOo > both
2022-12-04 20:32
#100
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Finland giaoskr5
average
2022-12-04 21:32
+1 s1mple >>> dev0ce
2022-12-04 21:36
2 replies
Well thats a lie and you know it
2022-12-04 21:50
1 reply
No its not. Even device knows s1mple is 10x better than him.
2022-12-04 21:51
Who?
2022-12-04 23:05
yes, well...no shit
2022-12-05 00:01
Against tier 4 kekw
2022-12-04 19:19
16 replies
You sir, know the stuff.
2022-12-04 19:21
smooyas clip comes to mind
2022-12-04 19:36
for real
2022-12-04 19:41
i see that nicolai "father of NA" reedtz already makes some NA fans mald kekw
2022-12-04 19:46
i see that nicolai "father of NA" reedtz already makes some NA fans mald kekw
2022-12-04 20:03
5 replies
I may be wrong but that guy has european flag!
2022-12-04 21:34
4 replies
he is famous na baiter
2022-12-04 23:28
3 replies
Im European
2022-12-05 01:01
2 replies
off my nuts bro
2022-12-05 02:35
lil bro
2022-12-05 02:35
Hating on greatness , Mbappé , Devve ...
2022-12-04 20:33
+1 let's see how shit goes when he plays an actual tier 1 team
2022-12-04 22:28
4 replies
yeah like he never played against tier 1 xD
2022-12-05 06:55
3 replies
not in 2022
2022-12-05 11:49
2 replies
#184
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Argentina Saazu
He played no one in 2022 lol
2022-12-06 09:38
1 reply
exactly
2022-12-06 12:29
#3
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Italy Karimk03
Ez for the goat
2022-12-04 19:20
8 replies
#68
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United States born4anime
against t4 noobs ? Almost lost 1map against noname geeks.. cope harder
2022-12-04 20:21
7 replies
#104
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Finland Lindeni
Yes, device who top fragged in his first official map in a year "almost lost 1 map against noname geeks" Cope harder.
2022-12-04 21:36
6 replies
stay on his meat lol
2022-12-04 22:10
they play scrimms with other top 10 teams. It was harder for him to top frag in scrimm matches than his 1st official map after he got back from break. They played vs tier 4 team and proved that they can beat tier 4 team and thats all.
2022-12-04 22:17
4 replies
#151
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Finland Lindeni
And? Blah blah blah? Irrelevant stuff irrelevant stuff irrelevant stuff? All you said has nothing to do with my comment or the guy who I replied to.
2022-12-05 02:30
yeah tyloo 15-0 faze on scrim so they must be a good team scrims and actual matches are different
2022-12-05 10:11
2 replies
tyloo are tier 4 team at best( # 77 overall). They are trying their hardest when they get a chance to play vs team like that while FaZe doesnt give a fuck about playing vs tier 4 team in a scrimm. If FaZe were playing against somebody from top 10 in scrimms they would take it seriously. Tyloo was a great team in 1.6 , but in csgo they are shit. U can literally grab 5 random faceit lvl 10 players and tyloo would struggle vs them.
2022-12-06 01:38
1 reply
that's what I am talking about,why are u using some stats from scrim when teams are more there to practice certain stuff instead of playing for win? device is top fragging (at least in his team) in actual match and that's what really matters
2022-12-07 03:07
Great to have him back. Hopefully he will find a Danish girlfriend this time around.
2022-12-04 19:20
10 replies
#11
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Romania aLeeeeex
already has one, in fact had one for some time now
2022-12-04 19:22
9 replies
Good to hear. Hopefully he will have some stability in his life to focus on CS.
2022-12-04 19:23
so remember kids, NEVER date a "model" aka instagram "influencer" 😋 same story for boomich haha, will only cost you loootta money and emotional damage.. props for devje to find a "regular" girl <3
2022-12-04 19:45
Who?
2022-12-04 21:06
6 replies
#91
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Romania aLeeeeex
cant remember, but she posted photos w him/ his dog on her instagram
2022-12-04 21:11
5 replies
rebeccafnilsson is it her?
2022-12-04 22:51
4 replies
Another IG influencer model??? Let's go boys! dev0rce is back!!
2022-12-04 23:06
2 replies
Dev0rce hahahahahahah. Nice joke bro
2022-12-05 00:03
last time cs:go player dated IG influencer/pornstar, it didn't end well...
2022-12-06 00:55
#138
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Romania aLeeeeex
Yeah u can see her 5h photo of device and her 2022 highlights stories or what they are called
2022-12-04 23:23
the goat is back
2022-12-04 19:20
#6
 | 
Denmark kns377
GOAT
2022-12-04 19:20
#7
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Hungary Mitomen20
I'm intrigued....Now do it against t1 please.
2022-12-04 19:21
3 replies
Yup tier2.5 tricked tired of 2 bo3s today is nothing.
2022-12-04 19:44
2 replies
Flair
2022-12-04 19:46
1 reply
he is correct, tricked is t3 and already played 2 other bo3s before
2022-12-04 22:29
Ok but itse time to throw bot xyp Into the trashbin :()
2022-12-04 19:21
1 reply
5 year contract recycling sucks
2022-12-04 22:01
#10
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Sweden Mullden
Konfig must be pretty bummed he missed this line-up
2022-12-04 19:21
3 replies
#20
 | 
Afghanistan KabulGamer
Yeah, imagine what a strong team they would have been with -mistR +K0nfig
2022-12-04 19:27
Probably not just Konfig but the all the players on Astralis as well :d
2022-12-04 20:08
must be pretty bummed he missed that club promoter with his roundhousekick
2022-12-04 22:01
S0mple shaking
2022-12-04 19:23
ez 4 god king DEVE
2022-12-04 19:23
1 reply
#82
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Europe Lumbagor
Deve blame and bots team
2022-12-04 20:59
bricked up
2022-12-04 19:24
#16
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Poland dejmanOOO
goat
2022-12-04 19:24
#17
 | 
Turkey TR_top_1
Now find a good entry instead of MistR and win paris major with devve 3x major mvp
2022-12-04 19:25
#18
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Indonesia nouser
tricked being tired and having to forfeit last map of 50k prize pool still did pretty well i guess. but the tiredness is really showing especially in ct side.
2022-12-04 19:26
2 replies
They wouldn't be tired if they didn't do fakecomeback at first 2 maps to lose whole match at the end kkkk
2022-12-04 22:20
1 reply
#127
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Indonesia nouser
I dont know why they didnt show on ct side ovp. Doing good ended up costing them 2 games. Couldve just 0-3 and then full prep astralis
2022-12-04 22:27
Nice
2022-12-04 19:26
ok
2022-12-04 19:29
the goat is back
2022-12-04 19:29
As I started this game for about 3-4 months ago so I don't know about him at all, but reading all the comments it looks like he's someone like s1mple at his prime time
2022-12-04 19:29
7 replies
his peak isn't as high as s1mple but hes been easily the most consistent player in csgo until he joined nip
2022-12-04 19:43
3 replies
#53
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Germany Gabbah
Even in NiP he still was a top10 player easily. He just didnt play for long in the active lineup.
2022-12-04 19:58
He still was consitent in nip, top11 is pretty good considering he changed team, whole environment and I think language he communicates in.
2022-12-04 22:23
1 reply
Yea true I just feel like the drama at the end of the nip time made it forgettable for me lol
2022-12-05 05:12
Star player of the team that dominated csgo the hardest and won b2b2b majors, something no team ever could pull off. He's a legend
2022-12-04 20:48
Just an overall great guy and player
2022-12-04 22:42
1 reply
Yeah it looks like. Thanks for reply
2022-12-05 15:35
#24
Snax | 
Europe Jezynt
s0mple where???
2022-12-04 19:30
I'm so proud of him
2022-12-04 19:32
wow he top fragged vs tricked, he's back!!!!!!!
2022-12-04 19:33
#27
 | 
Turkey PhauX
GOAT
2022-12-04 19:33
#28
 | 
Sweden KennyKEX
tier 4......
2022-12-04 19:34
#29
 | 
Uganda Tby17Q
GOAT is back !
2022-12-04 19:35
It is quite impressive after a long pause in pro games. Glad that one of the iconic players is back in game. It may take a little while for him to regain his confidence, but we can already see his true potential. Stop arguing that he made this stat against low tier team. He has shown a good play no matter whom against he has played. He needs support, not criticism.
2022-12-04 19:36
very good lets see against better teams
2022-12-04 19:38
godvice
2022-12-04 19:39
hellow Simple & ZywOo here comes the competitor !!
2022-12-04 19:40
3 replies
s1mple and zywoo would drop 40 bomb on both maps against such team
2022-12-04 19:42
2 replies
not every map :) device is known for his consistency and that what kept him top 20 for this many years. not a fanboy or hater of anyone of them but i just find team player more interesting rather than solo type carry player :D
2022-12-04 19:48
Speculations...
2022-12-04 19:53
account buyer dev1ce
2022-12-04 19:42
dev1ce will shit on bot s1mple now
2022-12-04 19:50
Sure not A tier but he still was best Astralis player which is promising No matter result Im certainly happy for debut + whatever was this tournament or the last one doesnt matter both was low tier tournaments so cry is free for haters
2022-12-04 19:53
#51
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Oman zm1
this guy is hot
2022-12-04 19:55
goat
2022-12-04 19:58
1 reply
#130
 | 
Finland Kashmiir
faladele
2022-12-04 22:32
#55
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Brazil 1NTEL_
The god is back
2022-12-04 20:03
The return of the king. Thought i'd never see the day
2022-12-04 20:04
tier 4 vs tier 3
2022-12-04 20:08
1 reply
#64
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Poland Suvkha
Flair
2022-12-04 20:14
nice to see him back
2022-12-04 20:10
dev0rce against tier 99 gz
2022-12-04 20:14
#66
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Russia mshkoda
BlameF is happy, now not 1vs9 but 2vs8
2022-12-04 20:16
1 reply
kkkkkkkkkk things are looking up.
2022-12-04 23:24
#67
 | 
Netherlands xrnavkha
Sucks to see Xyp and Gla1ve struggling against nonamers
2022-12-04 20:18
#69
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Denmark ThomaZakis
LOTR Return of the King.
2022-12-04 20:23
Nice to see him back on the server
2022-12-04 20:23
Lucky better device just lucky
2022-12-04 20:24
3 replies
+1
2022-12-04 21:18
+1 dev1ce lucky that lucky unluko.
2022-12-04 23:24
1 reply
+1 lucky luck lacker
2022-12-04 23:30
The King plays on Sunday.
2022-12-04 20:53
#80
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Portugal N4CE
now imagine this line-up with K0nfig still in the roster... would be crazy bruv
2022-12-04 20:53
Mister kekw
2022-12-04 20:56
#83
 | 
United Kingdom _xC4ctus
GODVICE
2022-12-04 21:00
Its nice to have you back, devve. Gj today, probably not easy. Let’s see where this can go with a little patience. Might be really good, who knows :)
2022-12-04 21:05
GOAT IS BACK
2022-12-04 21:09
#98
 | 
Pakistan yuhflowyuh
ok and how about kennyS article???
2022-12-04 21:21
#99
 | 
Europe mistermr
the most fucking cringe topic ever posting about device performance in CCT North Europe Series 2 tier 5 tournament. Are u fucking kidding me
2022-12-04 21:28
device top1 2022
2022-12-04 21:33
1 reply
0/8 bait
2022-12-04 21:51
#107
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Romania DeZaXaT
Win against nobody ...
2022-12-04 21:51
Oh wow eco fragging and angle holding vs tier 6. So called 'GOAT' is back ladies and gentleman
2022-12-04 21:53
So close to 1.69
2022-12-04 21:58
Still wont win anything with xyp and mistr on team
2022-12-04 22:02
Congrats on topfrag vs tier 3
2022-12-04 22:04
#125
 | 
Latvia SigMale
nice debut in 322 tournament xd cringe topic as always
2022-12-04 22:23
2 replies
#143
 | 
Serbia Swagathus
Beta detected
2022-12-04 23:56
flair
2022-12-05 06:59
why is mistR on the team?
2022-12-04 22:33
2 replies
Astralis cant afford Staehr
2022-12-04 22:41
1 reply
#159
 | 
Germany tilted_up
They could easily. This org‘s won so much and has big player sponsors
2022-12-05 04:45
NICEEEE
2022-12-04 22:39
device the highest rated player 2022 confirmed :P
2022-12-04 23:56
1 reply
Haha, no one can beat that average rating
2022-12-05 13:37
This should be enough for HLTV to put him in the Top 10 lmao
2022-12-05 00:57
vs Tricked LUL ofc he gets hltv first page news danish website kekw almost lost an entire career because a girl LUL
2022-12-05 02:46
2 replies
+1 OMEGALUL
2022-12-05 04:42
+1
2022-12-05 09:35
surely blamef, device, xyp9x, glaive and k0nfig actually wouldve been a top 3 team for sure. mistr is not the way to go.
2022-12-05 02:59
Never have been an astralis or devve fan but it's nice to have you back. Ggs
2022-12-05 03:55
-MistR +Magisk asap
2022-12-05 09:24
I think Astralis still needs some two important players, why not bring Magisk and dupreeh back? with zonic as a coach again, would be a banger team it's worth a try I'd say.
2022-12-05 10:03
device blameF k0nfig valde gla1ve Imagine this insane line-up...
2022-12-05 13:37
"against tier2" what is astralis nowadays anyway and, tbh, device isthe one who deserves the title of player of the decade you know... 4 majors, tons of mvps and always in the top20 (excluding 2022), specially in top5. hope he succeeds
2022-12-05 15:53
Damn, two heavy hitters in blameF and devve
2022-12-05 18:22
Damn, dev0ce shines vs #49 ranked elite tier s team KEKWKEKWKEKWKEKWKEKW
2022-12-05 18:54
wow he absolutey bodied a team of part time decorators and accountants
2022-12-05 20:31
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