Astralis Round Out CS:GO Roster by Signing an Up-and-Coming Talent
Today, Christian “Buzz” Andersen was signed by the company. Mikkel “MistR” Thomsen, a sub for the primary team since September, will be replaced by him. The 19-year-old, who previously played for teams like AGF Esport, Los Reyes, and MASONIC, is a novice to the top-tier CS:GO scene.
This also confirms the HLTV’s report from Dec. 19, which pointed out that Astralis aimed to sign Buzz following the unsuccessful attempts to bring in Sjuush and Staehr from Heroic and Sprout, respectively.
“We have some extremely skilled and experienced players, who, on their best days, reach an extraordinarily high level,” Peter “casle” Ardenskjold, the new main coach of the team, said in the announcement. “[Buzz] not only has a lot of the energy and attitude we are looking for he also has the qualities to give the team a real boost,” he added.
In the past three months, Buzz has put out some impressive statistics, as he boasted a 1.10 rating 2.0, 1.17 impact, and 80.9 average damage, according to HLTV.
As a result, MistR will return to Astralis Talent, the organization’s CS:GO academy.
Buzz’s signing completes the reconstruction of Astralis following a poor second half of the 2022 season, where the organization missed its first Major in history. The revamp of the roster also featured the return of Nicolai “device” Reedtz and the promotion of casle to the main coach role.
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