News broke today with Astralis benching their in-game leader Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander to make room for the 18-year-old Sprout talent, Victor "Staehr" Staehr.
The young rifler commented on the transfer move in a press statement on Astralis' website.
- I've been aware that Astralis has been interested in signing me at one point, and I can only say that I'm extremely happy to call myself an Astralis player. The team has won some not so big tournaments this spring, but even without any big tournament wins, Astralis is still one of the world's most interesting teams and organizations. I had several good opportunities, but as a Dane you still can’t beat wearing the Astralis jersey.
- I know a few of my new teammates very well and I am really looking forward to getting started and "grinding" with the team and the coach. We don’t have a lot of time, but we are a group of players who are ready to do everything we can to get there, says Staehr.
b0RUP: I know exactly why I have been brought in
Johannes "b0RUP" Borup was the surprise signing of the day. The former Heroic player has been added to the roster to fill a very specific role on the team. Something the 23-year-old player is very aware of.
- I’ve had a lot of thoughts in relation to your future, and honestly this is beyond what I had expected. But you don't say “no” when Astralis asks if you’re interested!
- I am really looking forward to getting started, and I know exactly why I have been brought in, for which role. These are some of the world's best players who I already know from different contexts, so I am completely calm about the expectations.
- I am aware that expectations are always high in Astralis, but for me, that is actually one of the great things about being a part of this org. I will do everything I can to show that I belong and to give the fans something to cheer for – and to win!