If you are a follower of CSGO tournaments, especially Atralis, you will see how much the performance of this team has gone down. Since 2020 winning the third Major championship in a row, Atralis has had a terrible slide when it is eliminated and lost its crown until now. The once “king” of CSGO has changed and added young talent Philip “Lucky” Ewald to upgrade the squad, but it was still not enough for Astralis to find the prestigious throne that year. .
Recently, Astralis said goodbye to three names Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Emil “Magisk” Reif and head coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen. These are all characters who have successfully created the cups that have filled the team’s practice room. Before that, Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz also waved his shirt away to find a new stop, NIP. So four of the six names that made Astalis a name (including head coach zonic) have officially left the team.
After the extremely successful Major 2020 championship, the team changed to Online competition because of the epidemic situation. Astalis got off to a not-so-boomy start. Later, the performance of AST decreased and the owner of 3 consecutive championships was officially eliminated before the Playoff round.
However, the main reason is not that Astralis’ 2021 has not had a very successful season; but due to Magisk, dupreeh and zonic have officially expired contracts with the team. Besides, AST still renews contracts with gla1ve until 2024 and Xyp9x until 2025.
The AST squad in 2022 will include the following names: Xyp9x, gla1ve, Lucky, k0nfig , blufig and ave as head coach. This may be the promise of a new door with the explosion of young talent Lucky and experienced seniors.
Three consecutive championships is too big for the trio of former members of Astralis. The brightest for them right now is Team Vitality, when they just said goodbye to Richard “shox” Papillon and coach Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam.