Astralis signs ‘Lucky’
Astralis today announced the transfer of Philip ‘Lucky’ Ewald adding new, young energy and precision to the Counter-Strike team.
18-year-old ‘Lucky’ is an AWP player and he will join Astralis on a transfer from the Danish organization Tricked where he has been a prominent player in the last couple of years.
Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports, Astralis:
- At Astralis we’re building for the future. We are constantly working on developing players and the teams with the one goal to constantly progress. Adding a young, energetic, and extremely skilled player like Philip to the roster is a part of this strategy
His technique and game sense will contribute to the team and create new room for the other players - Kasper Hvidt
- Philip is a young player who has shown immense potential. He has not been tested at a top-level yet so it wouldn’t be fair to him or the team to compare him to anybody else, however, he has a lot of what we have been looking for and we have a strong belief, he will demonstrate his skills from the get-go.
- If you look at Philip’s stats it’s not a mystery why so many teams have been watching him. His technique and game sense will contribute to the team and create new room for the other players.
- I expect Philip to be an active part of the roster from day one, and with Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander about to enter fatherhood in the Fall, having six players could prove advantageous. Even not considering Lukas’ potential break, I expect Lucky to contribute and to prove why we’re bringing him in.
- It’s a pleasure to see how talent development in Denmark continues to deliver and to experience how we can work across organizations to create a foundation for the future. Thank you to Tricked for their cooperation in this matter and in general, Hvidt comments.
Philip ‘Lucky’ Ewald:
When Astralis comes knocking, everything changes - Lucky
- I have really enjoyed my time in Tricked and I have a lot to thank them for. When Astralis comes knocking, everything changes, though. It’s without a doubt one of the most professional organizations and I already feel welcome and part of the family. Whether it’s in the office or in Astralis Nexus, you’re met with open arms.
- I know some people are going to compare me to ‘dev1ce’ but no one can do what he does. I hope I’ll be able to show who I am, though, and I will work hard to contribute to the team in my own way.
- I have a lot to learn at Astralis. From their extensive playbook to everything going on outside the game. It will be a new feeling to be at a place where people have strong opinions about everything, we do, but I’m super excited to get started. Most of all I want to show the many Astralis fans that I’ll give it everything to help the team and my teammates.
Philip ‘Lucky’ Ewald’s contract is active from August 1 and the team will get together for the first time after the player break on August 9.
Tricked and Astralis have agreed not to comment on the value of the transfer.