Astralis and Kasper Hvidt part ways
The collaboration between Astralis' Kasper Hvidt and chief analyst Nikolaj "HUNDEN" Petersen has been terminated following mixed results.
Since 2017, Kasper Hvidt has held a key role in the sporting set-up in Astralis. Under Hvidt's leadership, Astralis has not only had the best Counter-Strike team of all time but has also had a fundamental influence in the way professional esports is practiced in Denmark and elsewhere.
"First of all, I am proud my time with Astralis and would not do without it," said Hvidt.
"There are so many good and talented people in that organisation who have been part of both the ups and downs, and I have loved working with the teams and my colleagues.
"I am immensely proud of the more than 35 titles we have won across teams and the results we have achieved. If anything, I am sad that the initiatives and changes we've made over the recent period have not had the results we hoped for. It has been a difficult time after we had to put in a new team, but we have still managed to move forward as an organisation, also around the teams.
"I would like to thank all those who have helped make the Astralis journey unforgettable. It's rare to be part of something that affects an entire culture and generation like we've managed to do, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds."
In addition to Kasper Hvidt, the contract with Head Analyst Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen has also been terminated.