Astralis confirmed the finalizing of Jakob “JUGi” Hansen today, the seventh player on its CS: GO lineup.

This announcement comes following a report from Danish news site yesterday. Astralis stated this move is part of its constant effort to develop “the most competitive and healthy environment for the gamers.”

JUGi will practice under the very same approach he had throughout his stint with Brave between 2017 and 2018 when he played the finest CS: GO of his life. Heroic and Astralis were owned by the very same moms and dad business, RFRSH Home entertainment, in the past.

JUGi signs up with Astralis’ roster ahead of Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, who was signed in March with the same purpose but has to await his contract with Heroic to end at the end of June. JUGi has actually been remaining of action considering that January when he was benched by North to open space for MSL. He ended up being a complimentary agent in April.

The 23-year-old was when considered one of the most promising AWPers in the CS: GO scene, but he failed to duplicate the very same individual form he had with Brave on his next teams, OpTic Video gaming and North. JUGi has already participated in a practice with the remainder of the players and did well, according to Astralis’ head coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen.

” We understand JUGi well and we understand how well he carries out when he’s at his best,” zonic stated. “He has currently participated in a session where he adapted and contributed as we anticipated. CS: GO is a demanding video game, however, and it requires an incredibly high level of teamplay and understanding of the game, internal functions, and contracts. I hope and think that JUGi will adapt and incorporate into the group and our method of working, and I actually anticipate dealing with him.”

There have actually been a lot of questions in the community over the years relating to deeper CS: GO rosters. Astralis will be the very first leading company to attempt it and will put it in practice against other high-level teams. The company wants two gamers for every function on the team, according to Kasper Hvidt, Astralis’ director of sports.

“Initially, we may see fluctuating outcomes, however eventually this will add to securing an even more powerful Astralis now and in the numerous years to come,” Hvidt stated.

Astralis have been dipping into ESL One: Road to Rio Europe and came in first location in Group A with a 6-1 record. The Danes will face G2 in the upper bracket semifinals. JUGi can’t play in any of the matches, per competition rules. He may debut at the next competitors the following week, which will be DreamHack Masters Spring Europe.