CS:GO’s most successful roster from Denmark, Astralis, have secured a contract with their in-game leader Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander for three years. Lukas will be at Astralis at least until 2024. The announcement was made by the organization just a while ago on social media.
The news comes in as the circuit is moving towards a new season, expecting dozens of transfers and renewals of contracts. The organizations in the esports industry generally follow calendar year contractual agreements with the athletes and content creators.
Moreover, the timing of the news strengthens the stability of players among the rosters. It is highly expected that the roster transfers and changes in the coming few months will presumably change the meta and mechanism of the playstyles.
“I have achieved a great deal with Astralis,” says Lukas as he continues “obviously I had a lot to consider before I started the contract negotiations. Was it about time I tried something new or do I see myself in Astralis for years to come? I am Astralis by heart and no matter how I look at it I feel at home here. It’s an organization that always strives to develop the game and the players – and it’s ingrained in everyone that we compete to win the biggest titles.”
Speaking on the renewal, Astralis’ Director of Sports, Kasper Hvidt said, “When we look at our Counter-Strike team in a historic perspective, Lukas has always been instrumental for the way we develop the game and his thorough approach to preparing has been one of the key elements to the team’s success.”
The reciprocation from Astralis’ remaining players might not be plausible as his long-standing colleague Dupreeh is rumored to join their ex-teammate Device at Ninjas in Pyjamas. These, however, are all just rumors yet, we’ll wait to see how it pans out.