Astralis was the first top-tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team to create a six-man roster when they signed Patrick “es3tag” Hansen. Well, the Danish CSGO powerhouse has now taken it a step further and confirmed the signing of Jakob “JUGi” Hansen. Astralis has officially created the first top-tier squad that consists of seven members on the roster.
JUGi comes back home, sort of
JUGi used to be part of Heroic, a team owned previously by RFRSH Entertainment. The organization also owned Astralis before the CSGO powerhouse became independent. Because of that, JUGi was more than familiar with the Astralis team in terms of working culture.
In an official statement by Astralis, the 23-year-old AWPer said that he knows “the culture” and “what is expected” of him “on and off the server”. Apparently, JUGi has been already practicing with the Astralis roster, but he’s ecstatic about playing for Astralis very soon.
The playbook in Astralis probably has more pages than any other out there, but I’ve been practicing with the guys already and it feels really good. I can’t wait to get on the server and show everybody how I feel about joining the team.
JUGi joins Astralis as a free agent. He became inactive on his previous team, North, after they reacquired Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen.