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Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen has been in an unenviable position in Astralis. But recently, the perennial sixth man has staked a claim for a spot in the starting roster, being particularly impressive at IEM Fall. So why have Astralis benched him? And are they right to?
To start, I’ll ask a question. What makes any sports match interesting? Is it the incredible level of…
Remove the nameplate. Remove all your preconceptions. What if there was an AWPer, with a 1.25 rating in 2021, available for $10,000? What if, in addition, that AWPer was highly marketable, with 73K followers on Twitter and 1700 Twitch subscribers?
A little over a year ago, Benjamin "blameF" Bremer was on the offensive. His Complexity side had just won the BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2020. Complexity’s goal for 2021, according to blameF, was “to peak at some point throughout the year at number one." Their peak, so far, has been #8 – for one short week