Astralis Sign Bubzkji Replacing Jugi
In one of the biggest transfers of 2020, Danish star Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen has signed a two-year contract with Astralis, who comes in to replace Jakob 'Jugi' Hansen.
After just two months at the team, Jugi has now departed to make way for Bubzkji, as they bolster their all-Danish Counter Strike: Global Offensive roster. Bubzkja joins from MAD Lions who also had a full Danish roster.
The huge organisation have won approximately $8.2 million in prize money in their five-year history, but after a 9-12th placed finish at DreamHack Masters Spring: Europe, they have decided to tether ties with Jugi in order to achieve the dominance that they're used to.
Astralis have just one tournament win this year, at the ESL One - Road To Rio online event, with some less than favourable finishes in the other five events that they have competed in throughout 2020. Compare this to the 15 event wins in 2018, and nine event wins in 2019, Astralis has been under the microscope in recent times.
German side BIG have quickly ascended into success unseating the Danes, and teams like mousesports and Natus Vincere getting the better of Astralis on multiple occasions this year. Ninjas in Pyjamas have also been the Downfall for the recently struggling Astralis, adding to the barrel-load of European teams that Astralis now have to compete with.
Bubzkji now joins Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen who also joined Astralis this month, confirming his move from Heroic.
Next up for Astralis is the ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online - Europe tournament on August 18, where Bubzkji will look to put his stamp on the new roster and push them back to the best team in Europe. With a $350,000 prize pool, he will have settle in quickly if they want to continue their reign.
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