Denmark’s CS pride Astralis earnings crossed over $2mn in 2018 through the prize pools. Astralis, who were recent winners at IEM Chicago 2018, added another $100,000 to their banks alongside a golden trophy.
Owned by RFRSH Entertainment, Astralis is powered by peripheral company Turtle Beach, stylish Jack & Jones, and energy drink company NOCCO. They started their journey in 2016. The exit of Team SoLoMid from the CS:GO forte, forced the lineup to play with “QuestionMark” for a while before they acquired the rights of Astralis from the Finnish organization.
One of the most interesting facts about Astralis still remains the fact that the players themselves own the organization.
In 2016, CS veteran Danny “zonic” Sørensen coached Team Question Mark, which eventually turned to Astralis. The lineup in 2017 entered into a contract with German car marker, Audi. Astralis’ CSGO lineup significantly turned robust after they signed gla1ve.
Today as we compute, Astralis have earned over $4,259,102 since their inception.
Astralis earnings in 2018
- 1st at FACEIT Major 2018 – $500,000
- 1st at ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – $500,000
- 1st at ECS Season 5 Finals – $250,000
- 1st at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals – $250,000
- 1st at BLAST Pro Series Istanbul 2018 – $125,000
- 1st at IEM Chicago 2018 – $100,000
- 1st at DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 – $100,000
- 2nd at DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – $50,000
- 2nd at IEM Sydney 2018 – $42,000
- 3rd at IEM Katowice 2018 – $40,000
- 3rd at ESL One Cologne 2018 – $22,000
- 3rd at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 – $25,000
- 5th at StarSeries i-League Season 4 – $10,000
Moreover, 2018 still have a lot to offer. Blast Pro Series in Portugal, ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals in Denmark, and ECS Season 6 finals in the USA have attractive prize pools for teams to claim their share.
Statistics and pictures credit to HLTV.org