It is official

The decision is on the air earlier this July. RFRSH Entertainment has been the owner of Astralis since the formation of the Danish lineup. Under the management of RFRSH, the Danish powerhouse dominated the CS:GO scene for longer than 1 year.

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The Danish giant of CS:GO will part ways with RHRSH Entertainment

However, RFRSH Entertainment wanted to concentrate more on holding BLAST Pro Series tournaments and BLAST properties. They have decided to act independently from their former CS:GO team Astralis and Origen.

According to many sources of information, both Astralis and Origen will be put under the management of “Astralis Group ApS”. It is a new organization that also includes Danish sports and business people among its owners. The move comes along with a deal worth of 10-15 million euros (11.1 – 16.6 million dollars)

New org, old manager

The former CEO of RFRSH Entertainment Nikolaj Nyholm will step down from his current position to take on the CEO title of Astralis Group. The co-founder Jakob Lund Kristensen will be joining him in the new organization with the Director of Sports, Kasper Hvidt. They will all leave RFRSH to pursuit this new project.

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RFRSH will concentrate more on holding events

The news is now official. In the recent email revealed by Dexerto, the RFRSH chief admitted their relationship with Astralis has negatively affected the team. Many people alleged the fact that gla1ve and Co. had to attend too many BLAST Pro Series harmed the team’s traveling schedules and prevented the Danes from joining other tournaments.

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The Danes exhausted themselves out with too busy schedule

The email also stated that RFRSH will look to creating its own league in 2020. They want to act separately from their competing teams.

Astralis currently stays at #3 position in the world. After the turbulence in June and July leading to the team dethroned by Team Liquid and Vitality, the Danish powerhouse looked out of shape. The Berlin Major 2019 is coming up with 24 teams looking to claim the most precious championship in CS:GO. With this, hopefully, Astralis can make a comeback to their throne once given the free rein.