Snappi temporarily replaces Xyp9x in Astralis
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Today Astralis announced the temporary departure of talented Rifler, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, who requires some downtime as he's been dealing with stress symptoms for months now. Heroic's Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer will be taking his place for the time being.
Before this move, Snappi has sat on Heroic's bench since April after a deal with FunPlus Phoenix to acquire the roster fell through. According to a DBLTAP report, Snappi and Owen "smooya" Butterfield have been in talks with Chinese esports organization, TIGER, but with his current move to Astralis, there's no telling how that deal will play out.
"Andreas @Xyp9x is in the need of a pause from competing. The timing isn’t optimal, but we can't compromise when it comes to giving the players the best possibilities to maintain a healthy mental balance and to perform in the long term." - Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports— Astralis Counter-Strike (@AstralisCS) May 28, 2020
Here’s the current Astralis’s roster:
Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer (stand-in)
Emil "Magisk" Reif
Jakob "JUGi" Hansen
Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander (on leave)
Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth (on leave)
Patrick "es3tag" Hansen will be joining Astralis by the end of June when his contract with Heroic ends, which could be when Snappi leaves the Danish team.