Thorin: Astralis will sign valde and get device back
On the Revenge of By the Numbers podcast, esports analyst Duncan "Thorin" Shields mentioned the possible return of Nicolai "device" Reedtz to Astralis, along with whom Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså will also join the Danish team. He stressed that this information is not verified and should be considered rumors.
Thorin specified that in the Astralis roster, device will take the place of AWPer Asger "Farlig" Jensen, while valde will replace Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth.
Currently, device represents NIP, where he moved from Astralis at the beginning of 2021. Since December last year, the eminent AWPer has been inactive due to health problems. During this time, the management and players of NIP have repeatedly noted that they are waiting for the return of the player to the main squad.
As for valde, since the beginning of May, he has been on the sidelines in OG, which he has represented for the last 2.5 years. After being removed from the starting five, the Dane stated that in the future he expects to find a strong team that will be ready to fight for trophies.
In a recent interview, Astralis Director of Sports Kasper Hvidt admitted the possibility of replacements if the team's results do not improve. Shortly after the director's conversation with the journalist, the Danish squad was eliminated from IEM Dallas 2022.