The news of the injury for Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke hit hard in the Danish camp before the RMR tournament for IEM Rio starts next month.
The chances of qualifying for the Rio Major looked difficult even before the injury, while the absence of Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke could seal the deal of Astralis not making it to the Major. An almost unfathomable thought. Mikkel "MistR" Thomsen was registered as a substitution before the injury, and now the 18-year-old Astralis Talent player will have to deliver on the big stage to fill out the shoes of k0nfig. But maybe Astralis has been hit by a little luck after all? Our CS:GO analyst, Niels Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen has looked at the demos of MistR, and found that he actually played a lot like k0nfig.
You can see it for yourselves in the video below.
Astralis face NIP in the first round of the RMR tournament next month.