Thorin: "Astralis are the new North"

eSports analyst Duncan "Thorin" Shields in his Twitter criticized Astralis after they finished their performance at ESL One Cologne 2020 for Europe. The Danes lost to NiP with a score of 0:2, and several players published similar messages, which stated that it was not their day.

Thorin remembered that the strongest team of the last two years this year reached only the final of the RMR tournament ESL One: Road to Rio. The British also rebuked the Danes for finding excuses, which reminded him of North.

At the moment Astralis' line-up has seven people. Patrick "es3tag" Hansen and Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen made their debut at ESL One Cologne 2020, while Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander remain benched after taking a pause in spring to restore health.