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Gla1ve out: How burnout forced shock Astralis roster change

Published: 20/May/2020 13:15 Updated: 26/May/2020 10:39

by Shane King

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One of the best In-game leaders in the game, Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, announced on the first day of DreamHack Masters Spring that he would be taking some time out of CS:GO, be stepping down from Astralis due to stress-related issues.

Counter-Strike is more popular than ever and with tournaments happening almost constantly, it is bound to take a toll on professional players, experiencing burnout from traveling and competing.

In a Twitlonger, Rossander stated “my doctor and I have decided that I need a break, and yesterday I have given a sick note to Astralis.” This leaves a spot for new pickup Jakob ‘JUGi’ Hansen to fill in for the time being.

Astralis have previously been selective in what tournaments they compete at, attempting to avoid this situation from happening, as explained by AWPer Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz. He stated back in January that the team was “trying to structure around not traveling 3 weeks in a row” and “the stress levels you have can create anxiety and depression”

It will be interesting to see how the Roster shuffle affects Astralis’ form going into the Dreamhack masters which runs from May 19 – June 14.

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Ex-100 Thieves CSGO roster joins new org with BnTeT

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:35 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 15:59

by Calum Patterson

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Four of the former 100 Thieves roster, their coach Kassad, and former Gen.G player BnTeT have joined Extremum.


  • Ex-100T core join Extremum
  • BnTeT joins from Gen.G
  • Kassad joins from Cloud9’s Colossus

100 Thieves exited CS:GO in late 2020, as much of the North American scene petered out, and LAN events were canceled.

This left their talented roster, still full of potential, without an org. Justin ‘jks’ Savage joined compLexity, but the future for the rest of the ANZ lineup was unclear.

On January 24, Extremum revealed their new lineup, which also included Indonesian player Hansel ‘BnTeT’ Ferdinand, formerly of Gen.G and TyLoo, long regarded as one of the best Asian players.

Where will they play?

Kassad also rejoins his old teammates as coach. He had coached the core of this roster on both Renegades and 100 Thieves, before leaving for a stint with Cloud9.

Extremum will now work towards qualifying for the PGL Stockholm major, as well as competing in tournaments in Europe. HLTV reports they will travel to North America to compete in specific RMR (Regional Major Ranking) tournaments to earn their Major spot.

EXTREMUM CS:GO roster

  • Aaron ‘AZR⁠’ Ward
  • Sean ‘Gratisfaction⁠’ Kaiwai
  • Jay ‘Liazz⁠’ Tregillgas
  • Joakim ‘⁠jkaem⁠’ Myrbostad
  • Hansel ‘BnTeT⁠’ Ferdinand
    • Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović (C)
    • Nestor ‘LETN1⁠’ Tanić (Analyst)