Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander returns to the Astralis line-up. The break of the 25-year-old leader is over and we will see him on the server today in a match against Complexity Gaming as part of the 12th season of the ESL Pro League.
“I have had symptoms of stress and burnout for a long time. My colleagues and Astralis have tried many different things to help me overcome this obstacle. However, it was not possible and together with my doctor we decided that I needed a break, so yesterday I applied for a sick leave with the organization. I will use the next three months to fully recover and then return to the team”, announced gla1ve in May.
And as he announced, he did so, because about three months after the start of the break, he is again included in the main squad in place of Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, although there is a small catch.
In its announcement, Astralis emphasizes that for now it is for the first meeting in the ESL Pro League. What will happen next? We know, after all, that the organization has as many as seven players in its ranks — it will be the coach of the formation, Danny “zonic” Sørensen, who will decide which of them will be put into the next duels. It is possible that Astralis will not be rigidly tied to one roster and at some point will allow the es3tag to prove his worth during ESL One Cologne. Theoretically, Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth is also in reserve, and immediately after Rossander he asked the organization for time to rest from training and official games.
“I’m incredibly excited to be back on the server. It’s hard to say what form I’ll be in for the Complexity game, but we’ve had some really good training sessions recently. The integration of the two new players is going well, I’m actually looking forward to playing with my old colleagues as well as es3tag and Bubzkji. They both did very well,” says gla1ve on their return. The re-debut of the four-time Major winner is today at 17:30 CEST.
The lineup of Astralis for the match against Complexity Gaming will be as follows:
- Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz
- Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
- Emil “Magisk” Reif
- Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
- Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen
- Danny “zonic” Sørensen – coach