Christian “Buzz” Andersen has joined Astralis as MistR's replacement.
When we thought that we wouldn’t see any major surprises from some of the top CSGO teams, Astralis decided it was time for a change. Even though we didn’t expect Mikel “MistR” Thomsen to leave, the player will be a part of the development squad. Instead of him, Astralis decided to give the 19-year-old Christian “Buzz” Andersen a chance.
Our roster for 2023 is now set. Time to #CreateABuzz.
— Astralis Counter-Strike (@AstralisCS) December 22, 2022
Those who keep an eye on the professional CSGO scene know that Buzz was a part of MASONIC for around 4 months in 2022. Together with his team, he won the POWER Ligaen versus Astralis Talent just a few weeks ago.
Buzz’s first match for his new team will take place in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups. Astralis will be a part of them because they are one of the partnered teams. Following these groups, Buzz and co. will take part in the ESL Pro League Season 17.
This is what Astralis’s roster looks like after the changes:
- Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth
- Benjamin “blameF” Bremer
- Christian “Buzz” Andersen
- Nicolai “device” Reedtz
- Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
Although he was one of the consistent players for Astralis, the team decided it is time for a change. This player was a part of Astralis for around 2 months because he had to substitute k0nfig. However, Astralis decided to put the young player in the academy and get Buzz instead.
We are yet to see whether this decision will positively affect the team. As mentioned, the first challenges ahead of Astralis are just a few weeks away, so make sure to follow us for more information.
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