Built to last
by Anders Hørsholt, CEO, Astralis Group
It’s been an eventful opening of the year for Astralis. We’ve dealt with some serious issues around the players’ health and the way we see the team structure in the future, and we have made changes that will help the team and organization with long-lasting effects.
Our Director of Sports has talked about this for a long time and I want to double down on the message. We have increased the roster with two new players on long term contracts because we believe this is the right thing to do for the players, for the team and for the development of our organization long term.
We hope that both Lukas and Andreas will be able to re-join the roster over the coming months, which means that we will have 6, 7, or even more players in the active roster. Ultimately we’d like to work with an academy model combining young talents and experienced players, but there is a lot of work to be done before this can become a reality. In the meantime, we work with our coach and the organization around the team to find the optimal way of working with a roster of more than 5 players. This is not easy, we will certainly make mistakes as we have done in the past, but we have no doubt this is the healthy way to go. We believe it will contribute to extending the individual players’ careers and it will be key to maintain a top team over the many years to come.