After greater than two months with Peter “casle” Ardenskjold because the interim head coach of Astralis’ CS:GO group, the Dane was named a everlasting coach at this time. Casle is a proficient coach with expertise in constructing groups from the bottom up, in line with a press launch from Astralis. “Peter, who, along with being a superb teaching expertise, is extraordinarily robust in constructing the construction of a group,” Kasper Hvidt, Astralis’ director of sports activities mentioned. Casle took over from Martin “hint” Heldt on Oct. 12 shortly after the group completed twelfth to 14th place within the European RMR A for IEM Rio Main, which noticed Astralis as a corporation miss its first Main in historical past. Since then, the squad has been underneath reconstruction, and casle’s development to the principle coach position is part of that. One other essential a part of Astralis’ roster adjustments was the return of Nicolai “gadget” Reedtz, who joined the group on Oct. 27. The 27-year-old returned from an virtually year-long hiatus as a result of psychological well being points. Machine changed Asger “farlig” Jensen, who was benched from the group. For the reason that addition of gadget, Astralis haven’t seen a lot success. Their lackluster performances additionally led to them failing to qualify for IEM Katowice 2023. Nonetheless, casle says his purpose as a coach is to deliver Astralis again to being one of many world’s finest groups. “We’ve got one single objective: To show that we belong on the very high of Counter-Strike,” he mentioned.