In a post-match interview with Conner “Scrawny” Girvan during the recently concluded DreamHack Masters Spring 2021, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen was heart-warming and impromptu. He was weeping at the end while delivering a short message destined for Nicolai “device” Reedtz including his closing thoughts following the latter’s departure.
“Ah, well obviously, Nicolai I know that you’ve made your decision and I respect it fully. I am going to start crying now because it’s actually quite emotional [giggles]. How do you put it out? I mean I respect everything you’ve done and what we’ve been through and I wish you the best,” said Peter on being asked what he’d say if Nicolai was in the room.
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“Coming forward, I’m gonna try and do my best fulfil your shoes but we’ll see where everything goes from there. I know we’ll see you at other events. We’ve already talked about this and I appreciate all things we’ve been through.”
The tournament organizers went a step further and showed Peter’s parting message to Nicolai and recorded his reaction. “Oh, my god!”, Nicolai exclaimed at first.
“He has some qualities as person you very rarely see and everyone in the team [Astralis] had that. So, obviously we’re gonna miss them so much. It’s always gonna be a really good part of my life. I mean…he knows we’re no longer on the same journey but we’re on the same train and we’ll see each other on tournaments and we’ll go for dinners.”
“I wrote them a few times. After their first game, I think he’s doing an amazing job. Sometimes he’s too hard on himself but, yeah, loved the times and as I said like just looking forward to see them again at tournaments. It’s gonna be great. We’ve shared everything together you know,” Nicolai further added.
On being asked whether he’d like to respond to Peter’s message, Nicolai said, ah, that’s tough!” Hey Peter, appreciate your kind words. I’ll always love you. You’re like a brother to me.”
The duo has been together since the early days of Copenhagen Wolves. Alongside “Xyp9x” Andreas Højsleth, they’ve been playing side by side since 2013 under several well-known organizations like Dignitas, Team SoloMid and ofcourse, Astralis. Over the years, they’ve won 4 CS:GO majors and 24 premier LAN tournaments.