Astralis sign HUNDEN as Head Analyst

Astralis have announced via their official website the signing of Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen. The Danish specialist took over the position of the team's Head Analyst.

Astralis' press release notes that HUNDEN will be responsible for developing the team's strategies and playing style. Also, his duties will include preparation for certain opponents.

HUNDEN is best known for his time with Heroic in 2020. In particular, under his guidance, the Danish roster won the prestigious ESL One Cologne 2020 Europe.

In 2021, HUNDEN was banned by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) for sharing Heroic's tactics with the team's rivals at IEM Cologne 2021. As it turned out later, the coach leaked his squad's stratbook to one of Astralis' employees.

On December 2, 2022, ESIC lifted Petersen's two-year ban. This became possible after an in-person meeting where the parties came to terms.

Astralis' next tournament will be BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023. The championship featuring only partner teams of the tournament operator will run from January 19 to 29.