gla1ve departs Astralis after 7 years

Astralis' legendary IGL Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander has parted ways with Danish club. The organization announced via its official website the departure of the player, who spent a total of 7 years on the team.

Rossander joined Astralis in October 2016 and, as an in-game leader, determined the club's greatest achievements, which allowed it to go down in esports history as one of the most successful in Counter-Strike. In particular, the Danish giant won four Majors, as well as the first season of the prestigious Intel Grand Slam award.

The veteran expressed appreciation for his seven-year tenure with the team in a comment to the press service.

The last 7 years have been a life-changing journey. I will always remember Astralis as the greatest team I've ever had the honor of playing for. A family that has always been there for me, the fans, the team working behind the scenes day and night, and of course all my teammates with whom I've shared blood, sweat, and tears with throughout the years. All the memories, all the experiences, and all the achievements are something I will cherish and remember no matter where I go. The last 2 years have taught me a lot of lessons, and I will carry these with me into my next chapter in life. I cannot wait to show everyone what's next, but for now: Thank you all!

At the beginning of the summer of 2023, gla1ve was dropped from the main roster when Astralis management decided to rejuvenate the team. In October, the player announced that he was exploring options to return to the pro scene soon.

Notably, the 28-year-old IGL is parting ways with Astralis amid rumors of joining ENCE. Insider Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov spoke about this yesterday, November 21.