- Date: December 6, 2023
- Tournament: BetBoom Dacha 2023
- Opponent: Virtus.pro
- Format: Opening match in Group B
- Watch the match LIVE on Astralis Watch
The players on the main team are locked and loaded for their opening match of the LAN tournament BetBoom Dacha 2023, held in Dubai from December 5 to December 10.
The most important thing for this upcoming clash against Virtus.pro is that the two brand-new signings, Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard and Martin 'stavn' Lund, are all set to debut on the Danish roster.
Even though the days of intense practice have been few due to the most recent transfers, the brand-new lineup is keen to make a strong impression in Dubai, fighting for a big chunk of the overall prize pool of $300,000.
Stavn is, needless to say, very excited about his upcoming debut, and he has set his hopes high for some solid wins, even though the new constellation led by Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer has only been together for around a week.
stavn: I Hope We Can Repay the Fans with Some Good Results
"It's just a huge thing to debut in the official Astralis jersey, and I'm just looking forward and super excited to get going. We have only been practicing for seven days, but it has been surprisingly easy to fit in and feel like a part of the group. The chemistry between us is already great!" Martin 'stavn' Lund says.
"I know it's almost impossible to speculate on results and expectations for our very first tournament as a new roster with so little training, but it's no doubt a pack of dedicated and very skilled players in this team, and of course, we hope to show some good CS. We have met so many fantastic fans these last couple of days, and I do hope we can repay them in some way with some great results."
"Without having too high expectations for this BetBoom Dacha tournament, I would say I have a good feeling about this roster in the long run. But first things first, we have to focus on playing together as a unit, and then the results will undoubtedly follow once we have found ourselves comfortable in our specific roles," stavn states.
The match against Virtus.pro on December 6 will kick off at 09:55 CET.
Following the Danes' initial game against Virtus.pro, the squad will advance to the winners' match or face an elimination duel on Thursday, December 7. Then, the playoffs, culminating with a grand final, will commence this weekend.
- Group B consists of FURIA, Spirit, Virtus.pro, and, of course, Astralis.
- Catch all the action on Astralis Watch.