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How Es3tag finally achieved his Astralis dream

Published: 24/Jul/2020 14:43

by Shane King

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Astralis is arguably the greatest team in CS:GO history, so it’s no surprise that when Patrick ‘Es3tag’ Hansen was looking for a new team the Danish org was the top of the list, even if he might not crack the starting line-up right away. 

Now, as Astralis is exploring a new approach to how they build a roster – with their current seven-man squad – that will help combat player burnout, Es3tag will have the chance to help this team get back to the top.

With Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander and Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth out on medical leave due to the aforementioned burnout, Hansen has big shoes to fill. However, Astralis has been clear, this will not just be some temporary band-aid substitution – they want Es3tag to be a real part of the team.

Astralis have been innovators in the past with how they try to combat issues for the players whether that be enforcing diet and exercise plans for the players, or hiring Mia Stellberg and leading the way with sports psychology within esports.

With insights from the man himself, we take a look at Es3tag’s journey up the rankings to his dream destination and just what it means to be representing the premier Danish esports brand.

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GeT RiGhT: From CSGO God To Twitch Star

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:33

by Alan Bernal

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Don’t count out Counter-Strike legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund. Although he’s taking an extended break from his esports career, fans won’t have to wait long to see what his next chapter will bring.

For legacy CS fans, there’s no name that rings as loudly as GeT_RiGhT’s in almost every era of Valve’s shooter through the past two decades.

But the Swedish sensation is temporarily moving on from competitive play. This was a heartbreak for an industry that’s gotten used to seeing the star pop off at will throughout events, an experience that will have to wait for now.

Instead, the 30-year-old is excited to commit himself to the world of content creation and Twitch streaming to experience a “competition on another level for a person that loves competition,” GeT_RiGhT said.

“I love games,” he said. “At the end of the day I’m a gamer… CS is not the complete story of GeT_RiGhT.”

Although he has plenty of surprises in store for his fanbase, he made a note to say that this stage of his career will only mean he’ll be more active in games like Valorant, Call of Duty, and even maybe some League of Legends.

Still, GeT_RiGhT didn’t go so far as to rule out coming back to pro level play in the future, although he’s not holding out for a return soon.

For the time being, people can get excited to see a heavy presence from the Swede on Twitch, playing multiple titles as well as, of course, CS:GO.