Astralis have added yet another player to their CS: GO lineup. Today, they announced the addition of former North player Jakob ‘JUGi’ Hansen. This means that when Patrick ‘es3tag’ joins on the first of July, the reigning Major champions will have seven players on their lineup.
The news follows earlier reports that Astralis were looking to add more players to their lineup. Danish website TV2.DK broke the news yesterday in a report. Astralis had already added es3tag as a sixth player back in March, but he will join when his current contract with Heroic runs out. JUGi will join Astralis immediately, as he was a free agent after leaving North in April.
Astralis says that both players will be integrated into the main team and will not function as reserve players. The Danish organization has always stated that they wanted to experiment with a bigger lineup. With Astralis now adding JUGi and es3tag, they want to counter fatigue and injuries.
Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports in Astralis Group, said the following on the latest roster addition: “Increasing the roster is a strategic decision based on securing the optimal conditions and a healthy, competitive environment for the players, coach, and performance team now and long term.”
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