device on Astralis' performance at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022: "It has been very mixed"

Astralis player Nicolai "device" Reedtz shared his opinion on the team's performance at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023 in an interview to the club's press service. He believes that the roster's problems are largely due to the excessive anxiety of the esports athletes, who are afraid of not meeting the fans' expectations.

It has been very mixed for the team and myself. In some parts of some maps, we have shown a very high level of Counter-Strike, but at times it has felt like we have locked up, worrying too much that we would not meet our own very high expectations. The highs have been very high, but the lows have been way too low. We have a team with a great mix of skills and personalities, and we need to let ourselves feel good when we do good. We need to let our guards down a bit and just play the game without overthinking it. The crew around us is amazing, and everybody is patient and calm about it all, except maybe for us players who just want to go out there and show the fans some great CS.

The interview with device took place after the conclusion of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023 group stage, where Astralis lost to Vitality and Heroic. The team finished in last place in their group and will start the final stage of the tournament with the lowest possible seed.

The Danes' next opponents at the ongoing BLAST event will be NIP. The confrontation will take place tomorrow, January 28, at 17:00 MSK.