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Astralis completes CS:GO line-up with Buzz signing

Aditya Chaudhuri Aditya Chaudhuri

Danish esports organisation Astralis has announced the signing of Christian Buzz Andersen for its CS:GO roster. The 19-year old Dane will be replacing Mikkel MistR Thomsen in the roster, who spent two months with the team as a temporary player following k0nfig’s departure.

Buzz, a former member of the Danish Masonic, is the fifth and final member of Astralis’ CS:GO team, who have been going through a host of changes over the last few months. Astralis had recently parted ways with k0nfig and re-signed star AWP-er dev1ce from Ninjas in Pyjamas. Before bringing back dev1ce, Astralis had tried Lucky, farlig and even their in-game leader (IGL) gla1ve on the AWP. Buzz will now join as a rifler in the team and will look to support the likes of gla1ve. blameF, Xyp9x and dev1ce as the team look to regain their lost glory. 

Peter casle Ardenskjold, Astralis’ CS:GO coach, commented,

In the work to revitalise the team, it has been obvious that while we have some extremely skilled and experienced players, who, on their best days, reach an extraordinarily high level, we have also seen that we still have some shortcomings.

We took Mikkel “MistR” in as a stand-in and he has shown us a lot of his potential. I am sure he will continue his development, and he is a player who will for sure be playing on a higher level at some point. It is a positive story and part of the cohesion between talents and the first team, we will be working with in the future. In relation to the specific role on the team, we have some very specific requirements and have kept an eye on “Buzz” for a long time. He has some extraordinary qualities, and the deeper we got into the work with the new set-up, the clearer it became to me that “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. I believe Buzz will make a real difference.

The work with the organisation around the team continues in the management, but since I started, we have already brought in both dev1ce and Buzz, and although you can’t compare, they are both dream signings for me. We now have the roster in place, and I am really looking forward to working with the team in the new set-up, which is currently being finalised.

Christian Buzz Andersen added:

I am very happy and really proud. I have studied and looked up to the players on the Astralis team for several years, and in many ways, that has shaped me as a CS player. The fact that I can now call myself an Astralis player on a team with several of those players and in the role I’ve always imagined is just crazy cool. I have had several conversations with casle and Kasper Hvidt over the past few months. They know the player they’re getting, and I know I’m joining a team and an organisation ready to invest in what it takes to get back on top.

When I pulled the red shirt over my head for the first time for our photo shoot, it was a very special feeling, and I knew how much this meant. Playing with the star on the chest does not get bigger for a Danish CS player, and I will do everything I can to help the team and make the fans proud. There is so much to be proud of in Astralis, but we have lacked the results, and I hope I can help bring them back.

With Buzz joining the Astralis main team, MistR will return to the “talent” team, with Astralis having also signed Alexander br0 Bro for its talent team. Astralis have also appointed Mathias R0nic Pinholt as its “talent” team’s head coach. 

Astralis complete CSGO line-up with Buzz signing
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Aditya Chaudhuri

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Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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