After 6 years of epic run, legendary CSGO Danish professional Nicolai ‘Dev1ce’ Reedtz has left Astralis to join Ninjas in Pyjamas. The news came out recently, shocking millions of fans. As Astralis had a roster change going on, the community did not expect Device to abandon the team completely. It is no secret that Astralis had a rough start to this year with several losses. However, the community did not expect the team to lose its star professional.
To kick off the weekend, Astralis and NiP announced a shocking roster move between the organizations as the Danish team sees device leaving after having him for five years.
— Esports Betting Tips (@TipsEsports) April 27, 2021
Team Astralis’ Response
As the news came out, the organization revealed that Device himself requested the transfer to NIP. The professional wanted to play through Stockholm and still have a team to work with. The Director of sports in Astralis, Kasper Hvidt said that Device has been a part of the core of the organization since day one. He has proved himself vital for the organization on many stages. He is one of the best professional CSGO players without any doubt. To lose such a professional is not easy to take for any organization.
His personality and contribution to the team have given the organization a lot. Therefore, we are happy to listen to him and help him with the transfer. For his personal reasons, he asked us for this transfer. After some lengthy talks, we came to a conclusion to listen to him and request NIP for a possible transfer.
As the professional leaves the team, he made some farewell statements about his former home. Dev1ce said that I would like to thank Astralis for supporting and understanding my decision. I now enter into a project I truly believe in. Similarly, I now look forward to positive energy and stability in the new team. I am highly excited to work with new teammates and play under a new banner.
$1 Million Transfer?
As the news of the transfer became official, both organizations agreed to keep the payment a secret. However, multiple leaked sources confirmed that Astralis made a deal for $1 million to transfer Dev1ce into NIP. The Swedish organization (NIP) also confirmed that Device has signed a three-year contract with them.
Dev1ce has made his name in the hall of fame of CSGO professionals. During his time with Astralis, he has always been a lead performer and has brought so many titles.
Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Roster
As Device joins the official roster of Ninjas in Pyjamas, the team looks stronger than ever. The current official roster of NIP contains Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz, Nicolas ‘Plopski’ Gonzalez Zamora, Erik ‘Ztr’ Gustafsson, Fredrik ‘REZ’ Sterner, and Hampus ‘Hampus’ Poser. Similarly, Bjorn ‘Threat’ Pers is the official coach of the team.
Astralis’ performance has not been the same this year. The team faced a lot of defeats during the 2021 season of the game. As Dev1ce moves to NIP, fans are expecting that NIP will grow much more. The team will definitely bring more challenges and new strategies. Also, NIP has announced that Nawwk has been benched by the team and is ready for transfer.