Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander mentioned burnout as he briefly stepped out of the Astralis beginning lineup.

In a Twitter post Tuesday, gla1ve, 24, explained what he called the “Most difficult choice of my life” and said he needed to step away for at least 3 months to address symptoms connected to tension he has experienced for a long period of time.

” For a longer amount of time I have had signs of stress and burnout. My teammates and the Astralis company have attempted many different things to assist me out and overcome this. As it’s still going on, my medical professional and I have chosen that I need a break, and yesterday I have provided an ill note to Astralis,” gla1ve stated through Twitter. “The next 3 months I will be using my time to fully rest and then come back to the Astralis team.”

Coach Danny ‘zonic’ Sorensen said Astralis was prepared for gla1ve’s decision and understood he would be not available for DreamHack Masters Spring.

“You may not see it from the outdoors however there are a lot of tasks on a CS-team and many gamers are forced beyond what is healthy,” zonic said.

Jakob ‘JUGi’ Hansen signed up with Astralis earlier this month. Astralis validated JUGi would be in the starting lineup for gla1ve today at the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020.

Astralis is one of the very first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive companies to sign more than the mandatory lineup of five gamers. In esports, bench areas are hardly ever made use of for alternatives.