device: "I really believe in my ability to still be at an elite level"

Astralis' Nicolai "device" Reedtz, who recently returned from a long-term break, spoke about his comeback to the professional scene in a conversation with a Dexerto journalist. The Dane has no doubt that he will be able to show a high level of play again.

Things change over time in CS:GO, but one thing I did throughout my break was staying on top of the meta, playing the game and keeping myself focused on the trajectory back on the server. I know that the expectations for me are super high, but I really believe in my ability to still be at an elite level. It might take a little while for me to be fully ready at my peak, but I spent a lot of time during the break focusing on CS and improving stuff that is needed to compete at the highest level, both mentally and physically.

It is pretty important to take everything day by day after such a long break away from "work". Dealing with practice and competitions is way different than FACEIT. That being said, I feel like I might be able to take my individual skill to a new level, having been able to focus more on the details of the individual part of the game playing FACEIT.

device has been inactive for the last ten months. According to the player, the reason for such a long pause in his career was psychological problems.

Reedtz's first matches after returning to Astralis will take place on LAN at Elisa Masters Espoo 2022, which will be held in Finland from November 16 to 20.