Astralis and Kristian "k0nfig" terminate contract

October 10, 2022
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Due to personal circumstances, Astralis and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke have agreed on a cancellation of "k0nfig's" player contract.

Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports

- Kristian's "k0nfig" Wienecke is going through a tough time with issues he does not want to discuss publicly; we fully respect that. It has been affecting his ability to contribute to the team and we have had ongoing and constructive talks with Kristian, who needs time to focus on his private life.

- Together, we have explored different options and even though nobody knows how things will be in 3 or 6 months, right now it's all about giving Kristian space and time without the constant pressure of having to get back and play. Therefore, we have come to the agreement to cancel his contract.

- It is not the best of days for anybody involved, but we agree it is the right thing to do. With his energy and positive mindset, Kristian has contributed a lot to the team, both on and off the server, and it's no secret that everybody in Astralis have enjoyed having him around. He will always be welcome here, now and in the future, says Kasper Hvidt.

Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke

- I am insanely sad about my situation and how it affects everybody in Astralis. That goes for the team and the people in the office, as I have nothing but the best to say about everyone here, and I had hoped to be part of this organization for many years. The thing is, though, that I am at a place in my life where I need to focus on myself, not just physically, so I will be taking a break for a while.

- I have received a lot of support internally and an overwhelming number of greetings and support from Astralis fans all over the world. I am eternally grateful for that. You guys are amazing! I hope all the best for Astralis in the future! Personally, I will be off for a bit, work on myself, and hopefully soon be back on the server.

Astralis have no further comments.