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For the Finnish 1.6 team, see astralis (Finnish team).
Team Information
Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen
Denmark Frederik "realition" Byskov
Total Earnings:

Astralis is a Danish organization owned by players of the former Danish Team SoloMid/Questionmark lineup, with the help of their manager, Frederik "realition" Byskov.

It is also worth noting that the original five members of this team (karrigan, dupreeh, dev1ce, Xyp9x and cajunb) are co-owners of the organization and Astralis is one of the first player-made organizations in Counter-Strike history, whilst other players and teams have followed on this trend, such as Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa and his multi-game organization, Selfless Gaming, as well as Markus "pronax" Wallsten's GODSENT. This also includes Alter Your Ego, a former British organization which Joe "skii" Williams, Ian "Immi" Harding and Ben "Esio" Doughty founded. As of August 27th 2016, a second Danish lineup, known as Team X (formerly known for playing under the SK Gaming banner) formed their own organization known as Heroic (consisting of Friis, MODDII, gla1ve, valde and Snappi). Heroic coincidentally was also the name of a team that device once played under in the Spring of 2013.

As of May 19th and as a result of cajunb and Kjaerbye swapping teams with eachother, Astralis later announced in a Q&A on their website that these roster changes do not automatically revoke him of his ownership with the organization, nor automatically grant Kjaerbye ownership with the organization, as the other staff may later decide what takes effect later on. [1] While Bo "wantz" Vestergaard was still in the team as a backup, he was never declared an owner nor granted any form of ownership either.

In previous history, Astralis was previously a Finnish organization in the mid-years of Counter-Strike 1.6. They were only known for having professional Counter-Strike 1.6 teams, situated in Finland. They have owned four different teams (one which disbanded, then reformed with the organization with the same exact lineup), within the space of five years (2004 to 2009).

One well known player from one of the former Finnish lineups is Joona "natu" Leppänen. He was a member member of the 2nd Finnish lineup, which was their longest lasting lineup, which ran from 2005 to 2006. Leppänen had only played with the lineup for four months, since he left to join 4Kings. 4Kings was a British/Scandinavian team at the time.



Player Roster[edit]


Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Denmark Xyp9x Andreas Højsleth 2016-01-19 [2]
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz 2016-01-19 [2]
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rasmussen 2016-01-19 [2]
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye 2016-05-19 [3]
Denmark gla1ve Captain Lukas Rossander 2016-10-24 [5]
Denmark zonic (Coach) Danny Sørensen 2016-01-19 [2]


Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark karrigan Captain Finn Andersen 2016-01-19 [2] 2016-10-19 [4] FaZe Clan FaZe Clan
Denmark cajunb René Borg 2016-01-19 [2] 2016-05-19 [3] Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
Denmark wantz (Backup) Bo Vestergaard 2016-03-08 2016-05-09 The Imperial The Imperial
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Denmark zonic  
Danny Sørensen
Denmark dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz ESL Pro League Season 5
Denmark NoTaN1dgl   Anton Pedersen
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen ESL Pro League Season 4
Denmark zonic  
Danny Sørensen
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rothmann ESL One Cologne 2016
Denmark gla1ve  
Team X (Danish team)
Lukas Rossander
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye ESL One Cologne 2016
Denmark zonic  
Danny Sørensen
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen ELEAGUE Season 1

Team achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-03-05 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters XI - World Championship 3 : 1 FaZe Clan $104,000
2017-01-29 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Major 2017 2 : 1 $500,000
2016-12-11 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals 2 : 0 OpTic Gaming $250,000
2016-12-03 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Season 2 1 : 2 OpTic Gaming $140,000
2016-11-20 A33 - 4th A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland 0 : 2 SK Gaming $29,000
2016-07-22 A55 - 8th A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Season 1 0 : 2 Mousesports $50,000
2016-04-03 A33 - 4th A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive MLG Major Championship: Columbus 0 : 2 Natus Vincere $70,000
2016-03-18 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals 1 : 2 Natus Vincere $19,200
2016-02-21 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Expo Barcelona 5/-/3 Grp. S. $17,811.2
2016-02-07 A33rd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Global eSports Cup - Season 1 2 : 0 Counter Logic Gaming $30,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament



ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark realition Frederik Byskov Manager 2016-01-19 [2]
United Kingdom biglittle Matthew Truelove Creative Director
Denmark Moha Bensofia VP Partnerships
Denmark Stephan Christensen Art Director


Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date
Denmark PHedemark Phillip Rasmussen Social Media Manager 2016-01-19 [2] 2016-12-31 [6]
Denmark JLK Jakob Lund Kristensen Founder 2016-01-19 [2] 2016-12-21 [7]

Interviews and Highlights[edit]



  1. "Q&A about Astralis Ownership". 2016-05-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Team Questionmark becomes Astralis
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Strike (2016-05-19). "Astralis replace cajunb with Kjaerbye".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin (2016-10-19). "karrigan joins FaZe". HLTV.
  5. 5.0 5.1 MIRAA (2016-10-24). "gla1ve joins Astralis".
  6. Phillip "PHedemark" Rasmussen (2017-01-02). "As '16 turns to '17 I'm leaving Astralis".
  7. "JLK har afgivet sit medejerskab af Astralis " [JLK has surrender joint control of Astralis] (in Denmark Denmark). 2016-12-21.