Xyp9x out on leave, Snappi to stand-in for Astralis|Dot Esports
Xyp9x has left for medical reasons, much like gla1ve did previously this month.
Xyp9x, one of Astralis’ core CS: GO players, will take an indefinite break from completing and will be momentarily changed by the veteran Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer, the organization verified today.
The 29-year-old will probably be playing for Astralis until completion of June when Patrick “es3tag” Hansen will officially join the org after his agreement with Heroic ends. Snappi had actually supposedly been linked to Mongolian group TIGER together with British gamer Owen “smooya” Butterfield previously this month, however at the moment, it’s uncertain if a deal is still in the works.
This is Astralis’ 2nd roster change this month. Gla1ve left the team previously due to symptoms associated with burnout and stress. He was changed by Jakob “JUGi” Hansen. Xyp9x said he’s been feeling these signs also over lots of months.
” It’s time to take the needed break to rest and discover the motivation to get back to competing for Astralis,” Xyp9x stated in a TwitLonger. “I don’t know when I will be back competing however I wish for my fans understanding as this was an extremely hard decision for me to make.”
Snappi has been out of action since he was benched by Brave in April. The 29-year-old has played for numerous Danish groups throughout the years, consisting of Heroic, OpTic Gaming, and Copenhagen Wolves. Since Snappi is joining Astralis on a short-term basis, he probably will not be the team’s in-game leader, a role he’s played over the years.
” We have been extremely clear on our desire to provide the gamers much better conditions and the possibility to sit out from particular tournaments,” stated Kasper Hvidt, Astralis’ director of sports. “We understand Marco [Snappi] extremely well and he understands the team and the organization from his time with JUGi in Heroic in this workplace and I anticipate seeing him working with the team over the coming period.”
Snappi will debut with Astralis at BLAST Premier Spring Face-off Europe, which will kick off on June 1. The group will be gadget, dupreeh, Magisk, JUGi, and Snappi.