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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
Managers:
In-Game Leader:
Coaches:
Analysts:
Total Winnings:
$9,208,883.75
Links
History
Founded:
: 2016-01-18
: 2016-01-18
Upcoming Matches
Astralis Astralis vs TBD
January 20, 2022 - 14:00 UTC
Astralis Astralis vs OG OG
January 29, 2022 - 15:00 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
Funspark ULTI 2021
ONGOING!
Jan 18 - 24
BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022
2022-01-28 00:00:00 UTC
Jan 28 - Feb 06
Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Katowice
2022-02-15 00:00:00 UTC
Feb 15 - 27
ESL Pro League Season 15
2022-03-09 00:00:00 UTC
Mar 09 - Apr 10
BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022
2022-08-19 00:00:00 UTC
Aug 19 - 28
ESL Pro League Season 16
2022-08-31 00:00:00 UTC
Aug 31 - Oct 02


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 Squad
ID Name Join Date
Denmark Xyp9x Andreas Højsleth 2016-01-18 [1][13][17]
Denmark gla1ve In-Game Leader Lukas Rossander 2016-10-24 [5][12][16]
Denmark Bubzkji Lucas Andersen 2020-07-31 [15]
Denmark Lucky Philip Ewald 2021-08-01 [24]
Denmark k0nfig Kristian Wienecke 2021-11-04 [26]
Denmark blameF Benjamin Bremer 2021-11-04 [26]
Denmark ave (Coach) Alexander Holdt 2021-11-04 [26]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date
Inactive Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rasmussen 2016-01-18 [1] 2021-11-04 [26] 2021-12-29 [28] Team Vitality Team Vitality
Denmark Magisk Emil Reif 2018-02-07 [9] 2021-11-04 [26] 2021-12-29 [28] Team Vitality Team Vitality
Denmark zonic (Coach) Danny Sørensen 2016-01-18 [1] 2021-11-04 [26] 2021-12-29 [28] Team Vitality Team Vitality (Coach)
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz 2016-01-18 [1][6][7] 2021-04-23 [21][22] Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
Denmark es3tag Patrick Hansen 2020-07-01 [14] 2020-10-25 [18][19] Cloud9 Cloud9
Denmark JUGi Jakob Hansen 2020-05-11 [11] 2020-07-31 [15] South South
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye 2016-05-19 [2] 2018-02-02 [8] North North
Denmark karrigan In-Game Leader Finn Andersen 2016-01-18 [1] 2016-10-11 [3] 2016-10-19 [4] FaZe Clan FaZe Clan
Denmark cajunb René Borg 2016-01-18 [1] 2016-05-19 [2] Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
Notable Temporary Stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Denmark Snappi  TIGER Marco Pfeiffer
Denmark Xyp9x Andreas Højsleth DreamHack Masters DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe [30]
BLAST PremierBLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Showdown [30]
Norway RUBINO  Team Dignitas Ruben Villarroel
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz Esports Championship Series ECS Season 4 - Finals [31]
ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals [31]
Sweden dennis  GODSENT 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  Astralis Danny Sørensen
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz Intel Extreme Masters IEM Oakland 2017 (vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas) [32]
ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 5 (vs. Virtus.pro) [33]
Denmark NoTaN1dgl   Anton Pedersen
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 4 (Week 9) [34]
Denmark zonic  Astralis Danny Sørensen
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rasmussen ESL One ESL One Cologne 2016 (Group Decider & Playoffs) [35]
Denmark gla1ve  
Team XTeam X
Lukas Rossander
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye ESL One ESL One Cologne 2016 [36]
Denmark zonic  Astralis Danny Sørensen
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen ELEAGUE ELEAGUE Season 1 (vs. NRG & CLG) [37]

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Anders Hørsholt CEO, President 2019-10-01 [38]
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 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 [39] Team Vitality Team Vitality (Sports Psychologist)
Denmark nikolaj Nikolaj Nyholm Co-Founder, Co-CEO 2019-08-?? 2020-03-?? Astralis Astralis (Chairman)
Denmark realition Frederik Byskov Co-Founder, Co-CEO 2016-01-18 [1] 2018-03-12 [40] RFRSHRFRSH RFRSH
Denmark Jakob Lund Kristensen Co-Founder, Chairman 2016-01-18 [1] 2016-12-21 [41] RFRSHRFRSH RFRSH

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 (2020-06-09). "Thanks for your help @SnappiCSGO".
  31. 31.0 31.1 Professeur (2017-11-30). "Astralis to use RUBINO for ESL Pro League Finals". HLTV.
  32. Professeur (2017-11-14). "zonic to step in for Astralis in first IEM Oakland game". HLTV.
  33. Sam Nordmark (2017-03-08). "Device sits out ESL Pro League matches due to medical issue". Dot Esports.
  34. Striker (2016-10-11). "Astralis bench karrigan". HLTV.
  35. BenjaCS (2016-07-06). "dupreeh to miss rest of major". HLTV.
  36. Striker (2016-05-26). "Astralis to use gla1ve at major". HLTV.
  37. MIRAA (2016-06-06). "zonic steps in for Astralis in ELEAGUE". HLTV.
  38. "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.
  39. Lars Robl (2021-12-30). "New challenges in esport".
  40. "RFRSH Entertainment and BLAST expands: Opens London Office". RFRSH. 2017-03-12.
  41. Sander (2016-12-21). "JLK has surrendered joint control of Astralis" (in Denmark Danish). Dust2.dk.
  42. "Congratulations to the winner of the Esports Team of the Year are @astralisgg". Esports Awards. 2018-11-12.
  43. "We’re the @esportsawards “Esports Team of the Year”!". Astralis. 2018-11-12.
  44. "Astralis' Nuke Streak". HLTV.
  45. MIRAA (2019-06-03). "Liquid claim No.1 world ranking spot with Dallas victory". HLTV.