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Astralis

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For the Finnish CS team, see astralis (Finnish team).
[e][h]Astralis
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Founders:
Denmark Frederik Byskov
Denmark Jakob L. Kristensen
Denmark Nikolaj Nyholm
CEO:
Denmark Anders Hørsholt
Manager:
In-Game Leader:
Coaches:
Analysts:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$9,495,384
Links
History
Created:
: 2016-01-18
: 2016-01-18
Upcoming Matches

No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
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ONGOING!
Nov 24 - Dec 07
ESL Pro League Season 17
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Mar 01 - Apr 02
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Aug 15 - Sep 24


Astralis is a Danish esports organization founded in January 2016. It is partially owned by players of the former Danish Team SoloMid/Team Questionmark lineup. The rights to the Astralis name were obtained from the original founders of the Finnish Counter-Strike team. [1]

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active SquadActive Squad
IDNameJoin Date
Denmark Xyp9x
(
Andreas Højsleth
)
Join Date: 
2016-01-18 [1][13][17]
Denmark gla1ve Captain
(
Lukas Rossander
)
Join Date: 
2016-10-24 [5][12][16]
Denmark blameF
(
Benjamin Bremer
)
Join Date: 
2021-11-04 [26]
Denmark dev1ce
(
Nicolai Reedtz
)
Join Date: 
2022-10-27 [36]
Denmark casle
(
Peter Toftbo Ardenskjold
)
Role: 
(Interim Coach)
Join Date: 
2022-10-12 [35]

Inactive[edit]

Inactive SquadInactive Squad
IDNameJoin DateInactive Date
Denmark farlig
(
Asger Jensen
)
Join Date: 
2022-02-22 [31]
Inactive Date: 
2022-10-27 [36]
Denmark trace
(
Martin Heldt
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2022-05-02 [33]
Inactive Date: 
2022-10-12 [35]

Former[edit]

Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNameJoin DateInactive DateLeave DateNew Team
Denmark k0nfig
(
Kristian Wienecke
)
Join Date: 
2021-11-04 [26]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-10-10 [34]
Denmark Lucky
(
Philip Ewald
)
Join Date: 
2021-08-01 [24]
Inactive Date: 
2022-02-22 [31]
Leave Date: 
2022-05-??
 
Tricked EsportTricked Esport Tricked Esport
Denmark trace
(
Martin Heldt
)
Role: 
(Interim Coach)
Join Date: 
2022-03-04 [32]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-05-02 [33]
 
AstralisAstralis Astralis (Coach)
Denmark ave
(
Alexander Holdt
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2021-11-04 [26]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-03-04 [32]
 
AstralisAstralis Astralis (Assistant Coach)
Denmark Bubzkji
(
Lucas Andersen
)
Join Date: 
2020-07-31 [15]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-01-31 [30]
Denmark dupreeh
(
Peter Rasmussen
)
Join Date: 
2016-01-18 [1]
Inactive Date: 
2021-11-04 [26]
Leave Date: 
2021-12-29 [28]
 
Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team Vitality
Denmark Magisk
(
Emil Reif
)
Join Date: 
2018-02-07 [9]
Inactive Date: 
2021-11-04 [26]
Leave Date: 
2021-12-29 [28]
 
Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team Vitality
Denmark zonic
(
Danny Sørensen
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2016-01-18 [1]
Inactive Date: 
2021-11-04 [26]
Leave Date: 
2021-12-29 [28]
 
Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team Vitality (Coach)
Denmark dev1ce
(
Nicolai Reedtz
)
Join Date: 
2016-01-18 [1][6][7]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2021-04-23 [21][22]
 
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
Denmark es3tag
(
Patrick Hansen
)
Join Date: 
2020-07-01 [14]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2020-10-25 [18][19]
 
Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud9
Denmark JUGi
(
Jakob Hansen
)
Join Date: 
2020-05-11 [11]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2020-07-31 [15]
 
SouthSouth South
Denmark Kjaerbye
(
Markus Kjærbye
)
Join Date: 
2016-05-19 [2]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2018-02-02 [8]
 
NorthNorth North
Denmark karrigan Captain
(
Finn Andersen
)
Join Date: 
2016-01-18 [1]
Inactive Date: 
2016-10-11 [3]
Leave Date: 
2016-10-19 [4]
 
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe Clan
Denmark cajunb
(
René Borg
)
Join Date: 
2016-01-18 [1]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2016-05-19 [2]
 
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas Team Dignitas
Notable Temporary Stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Denmark kristou  Astralis TalentAstralis Talent Kristoffer Aamand
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz Elisa InvitationalElisa Invitational Elisa Masters Espoo 2022 [37]
Denmark MistR  Astralis TalentAstralis Talent Mikkel Thomsen
None
Elisa InvitationalElisa Invitational Elisa Masters Espoo 2022 [37]
BLAST Premier BLAST Premier: Fall European Showdown 2022 [38]
Denmark MistR  Astralis TalentAstralis Talent Mikkel Thomsen
Denmark k0nfig Kristian Wienecke Intel Extreme Masters IEM Road to Rio: EU RMR A [39]
Denmark Snappi  TIGERTIGER Marco Pfeiffer
Denmark Xyp9x Andreas Højsleth DreamHack Masters DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe [40]
BLAST PremierBLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Showdown [40]
Norway RUBINO  Team DignitasTeam Dignitas Ruben Villarroel
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz Esports Championship Series ECS Season 4 - Finals [41]
ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals [41]
Sweden dennis  GODSENTGODSENT Dennis Edman
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz BLAST Pro Series BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2017 [6]
Denmark Pimp   Jacob Winneche
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz Esports Championship Series ECS Season 4 Europe (Week 7) [6]
Denmark zonic  AstralisAstralis Danny Sørensen
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz Intel Extreme Masters IEM Oakland 2017 (vs. NiP) [42]
ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 5 (vs. VP) [43]
Denmark NoTaN1dgl   Anton Pedersen
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 4 (Week 9) [44]
Denmark zonic  AstralisAstralis Danny Sørensen
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rasmussen ESL One ESL One Cologne 2016 (Group Decider & Playoffs) [45]
Denmark gla1ve  
Team XTeam X
Lukas Rossander
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye ESL One ESL One Cologne 2016 [46]
Denmark zonic  AstralisAstralis Danny Sørensen
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen ELEAGUE ELEAGUE Season 1 (vs. NRG & CLG) [47]

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Anders Hørsholt CEO, President 2019-10-01 [48]
Denmark nikolaj Nikolaj Nyholm Co-Founder, Chairman 2020-03-??
Denmark Jakob Lund Kristensen Co-Founder, CRO 2019-08-??
Denmark Jakob Hansen CFO 2019-10-??
Denmark Kasper Hvidt Kasper Hvidt Director of Sports 2019-07-??
Denmark LOMME Frederik Nielsen Analyst 2021-11-22 [27]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Denmark ave Alexander Holdt Assistant Coach 2022-03-04 [32] 2022-05-02 [33]
Denmark VNG Dennis Vang Assistant Coach 2020-11-12 [20] 2022-01-03 [29]
Denmark ROBL Lars Robl Sports Psychologist, Performance Coach 2018-02-?? 2021-12-31 [49] Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team Vitality (Sports Psychologist)
Denmark nikolaj Nikolaj Nyholm Co-Founder, Co-CEO 2019-08-?? 2020-03-?? AstralisAstralis Astralis (Chairman)
Denmark realition Frederik Byskov Co-Founder, Co-CEO 2016-01-18 [1] 2018-03-12 [50] RFRSHRFRSH RFRSH (Co-Owner)
Denmark Jakob Lund Kristensen Co-Founder, Chairman 2016-01-18 [1] 2016-12-21 [51] RFRSHRFRSH RFRSH (Co-Owner)

Results[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Features[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Team Questionmark becomes Astralis". Astralis. 2016-01-18. Archived from the original on 2020-01-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Striker (2016-05-19). "Astralis replace cajunb with Kjaerbye". HLTV.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Astralis (2016-10-11). "@karriganCSGO has been benched by our coach @CSzonic".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Professeur (2016-10-19). "karrigan joins FaZe". HLTV.
  5. 5.0 5.1 MIRAA (2016-10-24). "gla1ve joins Astralis". HLTV.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Professeur (2017-11-22). "device on medical leave, dennis and Pimp to stand in". HLTV.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Astralis (2018-01-11). "He’s back".
  8. 8.0 8.1 MIRAA (2018-02-02). "Kjaerbye confirms North move". HLTV.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Astralis sign Magisk". Astralis. 2018-02-07.
  10. Professeur (2018-04-23). "zonic extends contract with Astralis". HLTV.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Astralis sign Jakob "JUGi" Hansen". Astralis. 2020-05-11.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Astralis: JUGi will debut - gla1ve on medical leave". Astralis. 2020-05-19.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth on leave". Astralis. 2020-05-28.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "It's official: es3tag in the house". Astralis. 2020-07-01.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Roster change: Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen replaces Jakob “JUGi” Hansen". Astralis. 2020-07-31.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Gla1ve Returns, Ready For Tournaments". Astralis. 2020-09-03.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Magisk (2020-10-05). "@Xyp9x are back in practice and I love it".
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Historic transfer: Astralis to sell 'es3tag' to Cloud9". Astralis. 2020-10-15.
  19. 19.0 19.1 HenryG (2020-10-15). "The Colossus plucks the brightest star from the Danish night sky to complete a line-up with true astronomical power".
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Astralis Launches New Talent Development Initiative". Astralis. 2020-11-12.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Astralis: Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz In Transfer To NiP". Astralis. 2021-04-23.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "NIP dev1ce". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2021-04-23.
  23. "Astralis Extends With In-Game Leader gla1ve". Astralis. 2021-07-23.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Striker (2021-07-26). "Astralis reestablish extended roster with Lucky signing". HLTV.
  25. "4 more years for the Clutch Minister". Astralis. 2021-10-18.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 "Astralis signs k0nfig, blameF and adds ave as new Head Coach". Astralis. 2021-11-04.
  27. 27.0 27.1 "Astralis Signs Analyst ‘LOMME’ to Counter-Strike Team". Astralis. 2021-11-22.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Astralis (2021-12-29). "Today, we bid farewell to three Astralis legends".
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Martin "trace" Heldt new Coach for CS Talent". Astralis. 2022-01-03.
  30. 30.0 30.1 "Astralis and Bubzkji Agree To Terminate Contract". Astralis. 2022-01-31.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 "Astralis sign “farlig”". Astralis. 2022-02-22.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 "Astralis prepares Major Qualification: Promotes talent coach". Astralis. 2022-03-04.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 "trace Stays As Coach For Main Team, MOODII Joins As New Coach For Astralis Talent". Astralis. 2022-05-02.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "Astralis and Kristian "k0nfig" terminate contract". Astralis. 2022-10-10.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 "Changes in the CS:GO organization – more to come". Astralis. 2022-10-12.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 "He’s coming home: Return of dev1ce". Astralis. 2022-10-27.
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Astralis promotes “kristou” for Elisa Masters". Astralis. 2022-11-08.
  38. Astralis (2022-10-10). "Since MistR will be helping out on the main team for the BLAST Showdown".
  39. Astralis (2022-09-20). "As Kristian @k0nfig Wienecke has unfortunately suffered a complicated ankle fracture, our official reserve, Mikkel MistR Thomsen, will be included in the main roster".
  40. 40.0 40.1 Astralis (2020-06-09). "Thanks for your help @SnappiCSGO".
  41. 41.0 41.1 Professeur (2017-11-30). "Astralis to use RUBINO for ESL Pro League Finals". HLTV.
  42. Professeur (2017-11-14). "zonic to step in for Astralis in first IEM Oakland game". HLTV.
  43. Sam Nordmark (2017-03-08). "Device sits out ESL Pro League matches due to medical issue". Dot Esports.
  44. Striker (2016-10-11). "Astralis bench karrigan". HLTV.
  45. BenjaCS (2016-07-06). "dupreeh to miss rest of major". HLTV.
  46. Striker (2016-05-26). "Astralis to use gla1ve at major". HLTV.
  47. MIRAA (2016-06-06). "zonic steps in for Astralis in ELEAGUE". HLTV.
  48. "We are happy to announce the newest addition to our team, Anders Hørsholt, as our co-CEO next to the Founder and present CEO Nikolaj Nyholm". Astralis. 2019-09-12.
  49. Lars Robl (2021-12-30). "New challenges in esport".
  50. "RFRSH Entertainment and BLAST expands: Opens London Office". RFRSH. 2017-03-12.
  51. Sander (2016-12-21). "JLK has surrendered joint control of Astralis" (in Denmark Danish). Dust2.dk.
  52. Esports Awards (2018-11-12). "Congratulations to the winner of the Esports Team of the Year are @astralisgg".
  53. Astralis (2018-11-12). "We’re the @esportsawards “Esports Team of the Year”!".
  54. "Astralis' Nuke Streak". HLTV.
  55. MIRAA (2019-06-03). "Liquid claim No.1 world ranking spot with Dallas victory". HLTV.