Astralis establishes permanent six-man roster
For most pro Counter-Strike players, periods with tight schedules, high tournament stress and a constant strive to improve, leaves little time for physical and mental recovery.
The Astralis roster has felt this and has coped by prioritizing tournaments and travel during certain periods. The improved structure in e.g. ESL Pro League is real progress, but it does not change the fact that a 5 player roster leaves no room for giving players a pause when needed for physical or mental recovery.
In order to improve working conditions for our players, it has been decided to increase the Astralis roster to six players. On this basis, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen will be joining the roster July 1st, when his current contract expires.