Kasper Hvidt on dev1ce's Astralis departure: "No team depends on just one person"
Today, Counter-Strike fans woke up to the news that one of Astralis' core members, Nicolai 'dev1ce' Reedtz, has signed a three-year contract with Ninjas in Pyjamas. While news of the transfer has sent shockwaves through the CS:GO scene, Astralis has been preparing for it for weeks. In an interview with The Loadout, Kasper Hvidt, director of sports at Astralis, says the team first became aware of dev1ce's intentions when he approached management about a month ago with a desire to establish a better life in Stockholm. "Nicolai has been a really important player for us," Hvidt says, "which is why, when he showed up with such a desire, we took it seriously. "We have to listen to the guys, and yes, we have contracts, and yes, we have to respect the obligations of those contracts, but these are young human beings, and we have to take care of them in the best way possible." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Ninjas in Pyjamas sign dev1ce on a three-year CS:GO contract CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? Virtus.pro mistaken for terrorist group after 2016 CS:GO prize money blunder