After missing the ESL Pro League Season 14 activity, Andreas “Xyp9x” Hjsleth will return to Astralis’ active CS: GO roster for the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, the organization announced today.
The Danish organization’s current roster includes:
- Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
- Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz
- Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
- Andreas “Xyp9x” Hjsleth
- Emil ‘Magiskb0Y’ Reif
- Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye
The changes come as Astralis is preparing to compete in the BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen. The $500,000 tournament will run from November 24-28th and feature eight teams, with Astralis and Fnatic as first and second seeds. The first team to win three Bo3 series will advance to the finals.
Xyp9x earned his spot on Astralis by defeating Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander in a best-of-three series that lasted 2:44 in the FACEIT Major Main Qualifier playoffs. He will replace gla1ve as Astralis’ tenth player for its participation in BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen.
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BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen is a premier CSGO tournament, featuring eight of the world’s top teams, with Astralis and Fnatic as first and second seeds. Astralis will be playing with Xyp9x instead of gla1ve. Meanwhile, Fnatic is playing with Golden as a stand-in for Lekr0. The tournament will run from November 24-28th at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.