device on potential return to Astralis
Nicolai "device" Reedtz, an AWPer of NIP, during a press conference before the start of the IEM Winter 2021 playoffs, denied rumors going around the community about his possible return to Astralis. In response to a question from a CSGO.com journalist, the Dane said that he was still committed to NIP, although he was very disappointed with the failures at the two past tournaments.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
Our results at the Major and BLAST were disappointing. First of all, I was disappointed in myself. I was trying to figure out how I could channel my energy towards reaching an acceptable level for myself. As a Danish and a professional CS player, I wanted to play more matches at the arena with audience in Copenhagen. The fact that I missed such an opportunity is really upsetting.
As for the rumors about me returning to Astralis, I should say that now I'm happy with NIP. They have their own team, just like we have our own project. Yes, I played for Astralis, but this fact does not mean that these rumors are true. I understand why such discussions are popping up. It's all an integral part of sports in general.
Speaking about the future of the renewed Astralis roster, device noted that the Danes have good prospects, but to be successful they need to show a consistent game.
Astralis have a strong roster that is doing just fine. Earlier during the press conference we discussed that now all teams, except for NAVI, are experiencing problems with consistency. This is what Astralis should work on. With this lineup, they are able to play great, but the consistency should be there as well.
Earlier, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, an in-game leader of FaZe, shared his opinion about a possible return of Reedtz to Astralis. He believes that at the moment such a transfer is unlikely and may take place only if NIP start having some serious problems.