gla1ve returns to Astralis active roster
Xyp9x and gla1ve left the Astralis active roster in May due to medical reasons, after winning the first Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in Europe and ESL One: Road to Rio. At the time, gla1ve had symptoms of stress and burnout.
The Danish Captain is coming back to competitive play after four months of medical leave alongside Xyp9x.
Gla1ve will be replacing Patrick “es3tag” Hansen in Astralis’ lineup
Es3tag joined Astralis in July after his contract with Team Heroic expired. According to HLTV'S statistics, Es3tag was the best player on the Astralis roster during ESL Cologne One Europe.
The head coach Zonic said that although he is excited to have gla1ve back, it was hard to take Es3tag out as he had been doing a great job during tournaments and practices.
For now, es3tag will be “observing and analyzing the gameplay, as well as assisting with preparation for upcoming matches,” Astralis said.
“In the coming months, all of our available players will get to play, and our priority will always be to go into tournaments with the strongest possible roster,” zonic said.
“It will depend on the opponent and how the players are performing, as well as their need for breaks, but other than having more great players for the team, I also have more eyes to help me analyze the games.” Astralis said
With gla1ve back on the roster, it’s expected that he’ll be in-game leading Astralis. Astralis used Magisk as their in-game leader during gla1ve’s absence.