Astralis Reportedly Selling Bubzkji, Transfer Offered to Several CS:GO Teams
Bubzkji might be on his way out of Astralis!
Astralis is ascending rather slowly at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 after losing all their matches on the first day. The early collapse has forced them to play consecutive eliminators in order to qualify for the Legends Stage. However, their situation pales in comparsion to what the sixth wheel of the team, Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen has had to face in the weeks leading up to the Major.
The 23-year-old was left out of the main roster set to compete at the Major, after helping them qualify for it, and now reports have come out stating that he is on his way out of the organization.
It seems that Astralis are actively seeking transfer offers for Bubzkji, even reaching out to several other teams with a proposal since the beginning of October, as reported by Danish media portal Jaxon.
Report: Astralis wants to transfer Bubzkji, offered him to several organizations
Bubzkji, ever since joining Astralis in July 2020, has had it rough. He was brought into the side as a 22-year-old prospect who would help ease the burden on the playing five at the time, simultaneously improving as a player and slowly integrating into the main roster himself.
He was swapped in and out of the active roster on a constant basis in his early days, often substituted in as a specialist player whenever Astralis played on Nuke.
His presence on the main roster was made more consistent as he started playing on all the maps, but Bubzkji kept struggling unable to find his bearings. Out of the 14 tournaments that he has played for the side, only four have fared well for him as he registered an average HLTV rating of more than 1.
Additionally, Astralis' recent contract renewal with Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth until the end of 2025 along with reports of Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke joining Astralis after his contract with Complexity expires at the end of the year, all seem to point towards Bubzkji's time with Astralis nearing an end.
The report by Jaxon additionally states that as there is no 'bench clause' in Bubzkji's contract. He will be getting full wage even while being officially benched.
There has been no response by Astralis, Bubzkji, or any other parties involved as the team continues its arduous ascent out from the pits of the Challenger Stage at PGL Stockholm Major 2021.