Heroic sign Astralis legend dupreeh for the start of CS2

Declan Mclaughlin

Heroic has announced the signing of Astralis legend Peter ‘⁠dupreeh’ Rasmussen to replace the benched Casper ‘cadiaN’ Møller for the start of CS2.

Heroic benched their long-time IGL cadiaN on October 4, ahead of the team’s first CS2 match, and have announced his replacement almost 20 days later. Danish legend dupreeh has been signed on to play for the squad to round out the 2023 season.

The former Astralis player has been inactive on the Team Vitality roster since June 22, 2023 after signing for the French organization in early 2022. With Vitality, dupreeh won the Paris 2023 Major and ESL Pro League Season 16 and IEM Masters Rio 2023.

The 30-year-old player was rumored to be potentially following his former coach’s footsteps, Danny ‘zonic’ Sørensen, and joining Team Falcons but that seems to have not come to fruition.

The veteran Counter-Strike player should add some leadership to the young Danish squad, but he is not expected to replace cadiaN in the IGL role.

Heroic bring in dupreeh ahead of CS2 debut

dupreeh has mainly stuck to rifling and AWPing for most of his career and his time with Heroic should be no different. The veteran player was replaced on Team Vitality by Shahar ‘flameZ⁠’ Shushan in an attempt by the organization to build toward the future.

That future also revolves around the new title, Counter-Strike 2. The veteran player has some of the most accolades in CS:GO history and has more prize money than almost any other player in the esport. However, whether players like durpeeh can transition to playing CS2 and stay at that level of skill has yet to be seen, and Vitality went with youth over experience for the new title.

Heroic and dupreeh have yet to record an official match in the new game and will debut in the Valve title on October 24 against Aurora in the Roobet Cup. The organization has not put an end date on dupreeh’s contract, but the announcement says he will be on the squad till the end of 2023.

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