With star player and AWPer Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz parting ways with the roster in early 2021 for Ninjas in Pyjamas, things have never looked grimmer for the Danish powerhouse, Astralis.
Middling results all year have seen them gradually drop from the rankings, currently placed at 10th. A top 4 finish has been eluding them for the past 6 months, with their best finish coming at BLAST Premier Global Final, where they finished as the runners-up.
Things have looked better for Astralis in Cologne, a team tried and tested at the biggest of LAN tournaments proved their mettle versus Faze and domestic rivals Heroic early on.
Previously part of the Avangar roster, the Virtus Pro boys were the finalists of the last major at Berlin 2019 losing to eventual champions, Astralis.
VP has since made only a single change to their roster, saying goodbye to veteran and major winner Dauren ‘AdreN’ Kystaubayev and adding explosive entry fragger Mareks ‘YEKINDAR’ Gaļinskis to their starting lineup.
Things looked rough for them with this new roster, dropping out of the top 30 in 2020.
A top 2 finish at IEM Katowice 2020 saw them reach number 3 in the world as they continued their demolition.❤️⬇️ Help Us Grow ⬇️❤️