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Astralis appoints casle as main coach

The Danish organization has secured the 36-year-old coach on a permanent basis.

Peter "casle" Ardenskjold will continue being the man behind the Astralis players for the upcoming year. The Astralis Talent coach was temporarily promoted to the first team in October, but now that deal has become permanent.

- When it was decided to invest further in the team and in a major upgrade of the Counter-Strike organization, it was natural reach out to Peter, who in addition to being a great coaching talent is extremely strong in building the structure on a team. We knew that when we first brought him in as an very talented coach for Astralis Talent, and it has been confirmed by his work, where in a short time he has significantly lifted the talents to a high level with several titles, Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports at Astralis explains in a press statement.

Rumors of Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen taking over the reins at Astralis have now been shut down. The pick of Peter "casle" Ardenskjold was an easy one, according to Kasper Hvidt.

- There were several profiles in play for the role, but it is impossible to neglect Peter's qualities, so in the end, the choice was easy. Peter has the values we always look for in Astralis, and we are delighted that he has accepted the challenge to be a vital part of what will be our new organization around the team, says Kasper Hvidt.

Banned by Valve for five Majors

Peter "casle" Ardenskjold was part of the coaching bug scandal, where several coaches were banned from taking part in upcoming Majors. The Dane received a five Major ban in January 2021 from his time as a coach for máquinas. This will keep casle from taking part in the 2023 Paris Major and also the second Major next year.

Right now Astralis is fighting to return to being a Major contender once again. A work that Peter "casle" Ardenskjold look forward to continuing.

- We have come a long way with the roles on the team, but we are by no means finished. Neither with roles nor with the organization, and I am glad that I can now continue with the work we have started. I will be a permanent part of that work, and I am very much looking forward to 2023, where we have one single goal: To prove that we belong in the very top of Counter-Strike. Everything we do is based on thorough preparatory work that will make the team stronger and enable the players to meet our high ambitions. I hope we can unveil more before the new year, and I'm already looking forward to getting started with 2023, says Astralis' Counter-Strike Coach in a press release.

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