Astralis Sign br0

29 Feb 2024
Tit Krajnik 29 Feb 2024
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  • Astralis announced the signing of Monte player Alexander "br0" Bro
  • The 21-year-old spent nearly ten months with the organisation as a part of the academy lineup
  • Br0 joins Astralis Counter-Strike team to replace Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
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On Thursday, February 29, 2024, Astralis announced the signing of Alexander "br0" Bro, who joins the Danish Counter-Strike team as a replacement for Benjamin "blameF" Bremer. The ex-Monte player has previously played for the organisation as a part of its academy division.

Br0's arrival sees a shake up of Astralis' Counter-Strike roster, with blameF moving to the bench and Nicolai "device" Reedt taking over as the new in-game leader. The major roster overhaul comes shortly after Astralis' failed run through the PGL Major Copenhagen qualifiers.

The Danish Counter-Strike squad first place ninth-11th at PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European RMR B and exited the RMR decider in fourth-sixth place. BlameF, who led the team through the qualifiers, has posted positive performance ratings; however, despite his individual imput, the team felt changes are needed in the IGL role.

Br0 Returns To Astralis

Br0 joins Astralis Counter-Strike team from Monte, where he has spent the last seven months. However, this is not the first time he'll wear the Astralis jersey.

The 21-year-old played for Astralis Talent between October 2022 and July 2023, averaging a 1.09 performance rating. He helped Astralis academy team a few lesser events and earned his spot at Monte in the summer despite having little tier-one experience.

With br0 in the lineup, Monte achieved a lot, won ESL Challenger Jonkoping, and ended 2023 as the world's seventh-highest-rated team. Now, br0 will have a chance to compete with one of the most successful CS teams in history, as Astralis hope br0 is the final missing piece to help the team find their long-lost form.

"I'm insanely happy to return to Astralis. I know what I'm talking about when I say it's a fantastic organisation, and it really hurt to see them miss the Major because I know how much it means to everybody here. However, it has opened up opportunities for me, and I will do everything to show that I am the best choice for the team."

Br0 will join his new teammates for bootcame ahead of IEM Chengdu, which is set to take place on April 8-14.