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Confirmed: Astralis to feature young stand-in for BLAST Showdown

MistR will have to step up to the plate once again as Astralis is set to fight for a ticket to BLAST Fall Final Royal Arena next week.

Yesterday Astralis stunned the CS:GO world by announcing the release of their star rifler Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke due to “personal circumstances”, where k0nfig himself later on confirmed that he was involved in a violent interaction in Malta during ESL Pro League Season 16.

New event, same stand-in

In the k0nfig statement, Astralis also confirmed that they will keep their academy player Mikkel “MistR” Thomsen as a stand-in for the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Showdown starting next week. Here they will battle strong teams like BIG, Heroic, and Vitality for a spot at BLAST Premier Fall Final which is set to take place in massive Royal Arena located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

That means the Danes are set to feature the same roster as they did in last week’s Major qualifier, where k0nfig was sidelined due to an ankle injury caused by the above-mentioned events in Malta. At the RMR, Astralis failed to qualify after losses to NIP, Bad News Eagles and forZe.

Fighting for a ticket to Royal Arena

With Astralis not making it to the Major in Rio de Janeiro later this month, BLAST Premier Fall Final should be one of their main goals to qualify for as it will grant them the possibility to play in front of a packed Royal Arena on home soil. BLAST Showdown will kick off next Wednesday (19th October), where Astralis will start their campaign against Eternal Fire.

Astralis will field the following roster for BLAST Showdown:

Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander

Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth

Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer

Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen

Mikkel "⁠MistR⁠" Thomsen (stand-in)

Martin "⁠trace⁠" Heldt (coach)

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