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Gla1ve & Xyp9x returning? Dev1ce reveals when Astralis should be back together

Published: 24/Jun/2020 16:09

by Shane King


When will Lukas ‘Gla1ve’ Rossander and Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth be back playing for Astralis? That’s the question on everybody’s lips in CSGO right now.

After weeks of speculation, it looks like we may finally have an answer for when the two will be returning to the starting line-up.

Astralis star Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz has revealed on the HLTV Confirmed Podcast that gla1ve should be coming back to the team at some point in August which leaves plenty of time to prepare for the ESL One Rio Major.

But, for Xyp9x, there is no planned return date. This is partly because putting an exact date on it can, in fact, add to the stress they’re trying to overcome.

Fans of the Danish org will be glad to hear that the two are planning to return soon as their performance at BLAST Premier and Dreamhack Masters with substitutes was not up to par with their usual high standards. This is shown by the fact the team has fallen out of the top 5 HLTV rankings for the first time since March 2018.

Whether the return of the two stars will lead Astralis back to glory in time for the major is yet to be seen but that will be the goal as the team looks for their 4th title in a row.


YNk steps down as FaZe Clan CSGO coach following NiKo’s exit

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:19

by Alan Bernal


Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović has stepped down as the head coach of FaZe Clan’s CSGO team following the transfer of Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač to G2 Esports.

YNk cited issues within the team and wanted to step aside as FaZe will be looking to build up their lineup again, which still features highly-talented players even with the exit of their Bosnian star.

“For a while now the team has been struggling with some recurring issues in and out of the game which I’ve done my best to try and amend but unfortunately without much success,” YNk said. “I feel that the best way to move forward is for the team and myself to part ways and, with NiKo going to G2, give the players and the organization the opportunity to get a new coach and IGL who can work on taking the team forward.”

The former MiBR and FaZe coach also indicated that he’s going to break from coaching CSGO for the rest of 2020, and left the next year open-ended.

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YNk has stepped down from FaZe after joining in early 2019.

A player and broadcaster before his coaching career, YNk leaves the org in the same month his team beat OG Esports 3-0 in the EU Intel Extreme Masters New York Online grand finals. Last week, they placed 9th at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020.

YNk has been with the team since the beginning of 2019. While they managed to put good results together at various BLAST events and some online tourneys in 2020, FaZe struggled to put up consistent performances against top teams.

YNk is stepping aside in a pivotal moment for FaZe Clan’s roster. Longtime face of the org’s CSGO team, Niko, has moved on from FaZe, and the coach will stand down to let them make something out of the stars still on roster like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and rising talent Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants.

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YNk and NiKo both parted ways with FaZe Clan.

As more CSGO events and competitors continue to either migrate or revolve around EU, YNk could still have prospects in the competitive or broadcasting sides of the scene.

Once a team with superstar players in every role, FaZe is now on the market to fill up their roster to standard capacity, as the latest shakeups leave them without a fifth member and a head coach to take the reigns.