Astralis has officially announced a change in their coaching staff, revealing that Astralis Talent coach Martin "trace" Heldt will step up to the main team, with ave going down to the Academy team.
The Danish organization swapped the coaches of their academy and main teams due to Alexander "ave" Holdt's ban.
The change was made ahead of the ESL Pro League, and the start of the Major cycle. As ave is still banned from participating in the Majors due to his participation in the illegal coaching bug back in 2020. That scandal forces Astralis to find a new person to stand behind the squad.
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Trace and ave share history as teammates in Counter-Strike 1.6, standing out for their time in MTW. More recently, trace coached ECSTATIC before making the switch to Astralis Talent who finished third in the latest season of the WePlay Academy League.
ESL Pro League Season 15, where Astralis is in group D with the likes of Heroic and Natus Vincere, will be trace's first test. The team's first match is scheduled for 30th March. You can follow the action via our Sports Live Streaming platform.
Astralis Current Line-up:
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
Andreas "Xyp9x" Hojsleth
Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
Asger "Farlig" Jensen
Martin "trace" Heldt (coach)