Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Denmark has been very local about his love for esports and his support for Astralis. From congratulating Astralis for their victories to giving a speech at Blast Pro Series Copenhagen 2018, Mr Rasmussen has a constant source of motivation for the Danish legends.
In a Linkedin post by Steen L. Laursen, VP Communication & Brand, RFRSH Entertainment BLAST Pro Series, Astralis and Origen, Mr Rasmussen visited the RFRSH headquarters and interacted with the the Astralis players and addressed topics such as “esports strategy, role models, sharing of knowledge with all stakeholders from grassroots to institutions etc.” After his conversation, Mr Rasmussen played Counter Strike with the Astralis players.
The complete Linkedin post is and can be found here.
Steen L. Laursen on LinkedIn: “Danish Prime Minister visiting the office. Talking esports strategy, role models, sharing of knowledge with all stakeholders from grass roots to institutions etc. … and playing a bit of CS with the Astralis players. “Esports is sports. It is sports.” Those were his words. I would like to add: it is culture, it is entertainment, it is business and it is future. Thanks for visiting Lars Løkke Rasmussen!”
April 30, 2019: Steen L. Laursen posted images on LinkedIn
However, this is not the first time Mr Rasmussen has done something about esports.During BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018, He inaugurated the event on the final day. In his speech, he welcomed the audience to the Royal Arena, the PM assured the event’s going to be a BLAST. The Honorable Prime Minister referred to the crowd and the online viewers as fantastic and welcomed teams and contestants from across the globe. He signed off his speech by using the Astralis motto of “ToTheStars”