Astralis Is Close To Signing Stavn And Jabbi

15 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 15 Nov 2023
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  • Astralis is reportedly very close to signing Martin “stavn” Lund and Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard
  • The deal could be finalised soon despite the shaky relationship between Astralis and Heroic
  • Neither team has officially confirmed the news yet
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According to reliable sources, Astralis is very close to finalising the deal for Martin “stavn” Lund and Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard, who are set to join the team from Heroic. The deal has yet to be finalised but is reportedly in the final stages.

The blockbuster deal, which will see two of Heroic’s best players stavn and jabbi join a rival team is almost completed after weeks of negotiations, which were made much more difficult due to the charged relationship between Heroic and Astralis. However, we could see the end of the story very soon.

The dramatic events started in October when Heroic announced that jabbi and stavn got benched from the roster after they started negotiating a deal with Astralis despite still being under contract with Heroic. This was made that much more controversial considering jabbi and stavn reportedly promised to stay with Heroic if the team benched Casper “cadiaN” Moller from the team, yet despite Heroic listening to the demands, stavn and jabbi decided to continue negotiating their departure from the team.

It’s unclear how Heroic will approach the situation; however, with cadiaN out of the team and jabbi and stavn close to leaving the squad, the Danish Couinter-Strike team has to find two replacements to fill in the gaps. The team already signed Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen in October until the end of the year.

On the other side, It’s unclear which players will remain with Astralis with the arrival of stavn and jabbi. However, it’s clear that two of out of Victor “Staehr” Staehr, Johannes “b0RUP” Borup, and Christian “Buzz” Andersen, would be benched to make room for the new arrivals.

Until then, Astralis will play one final event with their current lineup, the BLAST Premier: Fall Final, set to take place next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. While Astralis could likely already make changes, the BLAST rulebook doesn’t allow any roster changes after the deadline, forcing Astralis to continue with its current lineup for a while longer.