Breaking: Dev1ce is moving from Astralis to Ninjas in Pyjamas
The transfer was requested so that he can work in Stockholm, Sweeden.
In an announcement made by the team, Astralis has agreed to have Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz transferred to the legendary Swedish organization Ninjas in Pyjamas. The transfer is a result of a request by dev1ce himself, who wishes to work with a team that is based in Sweden, instead of Denmark.
"Nicolai has been a part of Astralis and the core of the team since day one, and he has been vital to the culture and legacy of the team. He is one of the greatest players of all time, and for any team to part ways with a player and a person like him is never easy in any way. His personality and contribution to Astralis, though, is also the reason why we have made the decision to help him out and arrange a transfer to NiP. For personal reasons he has asked us for the possibility to transfer to an organization closer to his home in Stockholm, and after lengthy talks, it became clear that this is what he felt is best for him. We immediately contacted NiP to see if there was any way we could come to an agreement of a transfer - and here we are." - Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports, Astralis
"Astralis has been such a big part of my life, the team, and the organisation, and I say goodbye to a bunch of awesome teammates and great people in the organization, many of whom I am very close with. The past year with COVID and everything else associated has been incredibly tough for all of us, like so many people in so many careers. Living far from the office, not being able to meet your teammates, online and virtual training and playing from afar has been challenging. It has become clear, how much I miss having a team and an organization close to me, and for so many reasons the time simply feels right to change things up and find myself in all this." - dev1ce
With Astralis, dev1ce has consistently contributed to multiple wins for the team in multiple tournaments, including the Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Katowice Major 2019, FACEIT Major: London 2018 and ESL Pro League Season 8 - Finals.
The transfer doesn’t affect the roster for Astralis , as the current line-up will feature:
The team will be playing in the upcoming DreamHack Masters this 29 April.
The new roster for Ninjas in Pyjamas will be:
The team is still one person short of a 5-man roster.