DeKay: Astralis are looking for Xyp9x replacement
Astralis started looking for a replacement for Andreas "Xyp9x" Heuslet, who for unknown reasons was absent from the last training matches of the team and will probably miss the playoffs of DreamHack Masters Spring 2020. This was reported by DBLTAP portal journalist Jarek "DeKay" Lewis with reference to numerous sources close to the Danish club.
According to the published information, Astralis has made an urgent attempt to purchase Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, who was benched in NiP since May 19, and speed up the transfer of Patrick "es3tag" Hansen from Heroic. At present, the parties have not reached an agreement.
According to insider Guillaume "neL" Canelo, Astralis also appealed to Vitality about Alex "ALEX" McMickin, who left the main French grand in early March. The club refused to consider the offer, as the teams will play in the same group at the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Europe Showdown.
On May 19, Astralis captain Lucas "gla1ve" Rossander announced that he would be taking a three-month leave for medical reasons. As part of the group stage of the current DreamHack Masters Spring 2020, the starting five were completed by Jacob "JUGi" Hansen, who had just been signed as the seventh player.