Astralis and Benjamin "blameF" Bremer will continue their work together that started at the end of 2021, where blameF and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke joined Astralis to replace Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and Emil "Magisk" Reif.
Since then Astralis has undergone several changes, but Benjamin "blameF" Bremer is still left standing as one of the pillars of Astralis. The former Complexity player also took over the responsibility as in-game leader after the legendary IGL Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander was benched during the summer.
- Benjamin has proven his potential and is becoming a strong, modern leader who sets his own clear direction while also being good at listening and involving his teammates. His dedication and collaboration with the team's other natural leader, Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, has been extremely important to the rebuilding of the team, and I am extremely happy about this extension, Sports Director Kasper Straube says in a press statement.
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer has averaged an impressive 1.23 rating since he joined Astralis almost two years ago. The 26-year-old Dane is happy to have extended his contract and pinpoints Straube as one of the key parts of the new Astralis setup.
- Today, Astralis is where I most want to be and the team I most want to be a part of. We are in a really exciting process, and I am developing as a player. Astralis has done a lot of right things over the years, and there are many who should be given credit for what the team has achieved. It is never about one person, but with Kasper Straube, we feel re-energized, and together with all those who work hard every single day for us to succeed, his approach to performance has had a great significance for me.
- I have been an in-game leader before, but never in a place where I can lean on such skilled and experienced people on and off the team. It gives me a better opportunity to help my teammates and there is nothing in the world I want more than to help lead Astralis towards becoming the very best. It requires time and patience, but this is what I spend all my energy on, and this is what I will work for every single day until we achieve it, Benjamin "blameF" Bremer says.
Next task for blameF and Astralis is at the playoff stage at ESL Pro League Season 18 in Malta next week.