Astralis replace cajunb with Kjaerbye

May 19 2016 3 min read
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Effective immediately,

 Astralis and
 dignitas have traded players René "cajunb" Borg and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye.

The move comes in light of recent struggles from Astralis, who have been unable to pass the group stage at two consecutive big events, namely ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals and Dreamhack Masters Malmö.

René "cajunb" Borg has been part of the team since October 2014, when the current Astralis side donned the colors of dignitas shortly before moving to the North American organization TSM.

With Borg in the lineup, the Danish side gathered multiple victories in 2015, such as FACEIT Stage 1 and 2 Finals, several silver medals, and semi-final finishes at numerous majors.

dignitas, on the other hand, have let go of one of their best-performing players as of late. Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye helped them reach semi-finals at DreamHack Leipzig, second place at Game Show GEC, as well as first place at DreamHack EU Minor last weekend, which secured dignitas a place in the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier.

However, due to rules which state that players participating in the Minor cannot play for any other team at the Main Qualifier and the Major itself, Astralis will be searching for a stand-in for ESL One Cologne.

The roster change leaves the community with questions concerning Borg's share in Astralis, who are partially a player-owned organization.

"It feels amazing joining Astralis. I’m very excited but even more confident that it is a good fit for both the team and me, and I feel ready for the challenge." the new addition said in a statement in the official announcement.

"Joining Astralis is a dream for every Danish cs player, as it’s not only the best team in Denmark, but a brand competing for big international titles, which perfectly suits my mindset and goals for the long term future.

The move leaves

 Astralis with the following roster:

  • Nicolai "device" Reedtz
  • Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
  • Finn "karrigan" Andersen
  • Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
  • Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 


 dignitas have the following five:

  • Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
  • Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
  • Jesper "tenzki" Plougmann
  • René "cajunb" Borg
  • Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel



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