HLTV.org: Astralis to sign MASONIC player

Astralis are in the final stage of negotiations with MASONIC to sign 19-year-old Danish player Christian "Buzz" Andersen, HLTV.org has learned.

According to the source, Astralis' primary target was Viktor "Staehr" Staehr from Sprout, but the parties failed to agree on a deal. The Danish giant has also recently been interested in Heroic's Rasmus "sjuush" Beck, but the latter extended his contract with the organization a few days ago.

Astralis' interest in Buzz first came to light a month ago from a report by Dust2.dk. Then, the journalists learned that the clubs were in talks but ceased the negotiations for unspecified reasons.

Should HLTV.org's insider information be confirmed, Buzz will get into Astralis' main team taking the place of Mikkel "MistR" Thomsen, who has been acting as a stand-in since September this year.

According to HLTV.org, Astralis will have the following lineup heading into 2023:

 Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth
 Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander
 Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
 Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
 Christian "⁠Buzz⁠" Andersen

Origin: www.hltv.org