Astralis player Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke has suffered from a “sophisticated ankle fracture” and can miss out on the upcoming Regional Major Rankings qualifiers for the CS:GO IEM Rio Major.
In his place, Astralis Talent player Mikkel “MistR” Thomsen will step up to the primary roster for the match.
Astralis have discovered themselves within the RMR A, which is scheduled to start on Oct. 4 and can final till Oct. 9. Out of 16 squads that can participate within the occasion, eight will qualify for the Rio Major. The occasion will comply with a Swiss format, with the development and elimination matches being best-of-three.
Despite his younger age (18), MistR has been part of Astralis Talent roster for the previous 12 months. Over the course of the final three months, he has recorded a 0.95 Rating 2.0, 0.61 kills per spherical, and 49.5 % headshots, according to HLTV. On the opposite hand, k0nfig has been praised this 12 months for his efficiency below the Astralis banner, typically known as top-of-the-line gamers within the lineup. But he has been inconsistent.
Replacing such an skilled player at one of the vital vital tournaments of the 12 months is unlucky for the staff. On their highway to Rio, Astralis might face oppon ents like G2 Esports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Cloud9, or HLTV’s No. 1 staff on this planet, FaZe Clan. Their first match within the RMR shall be in opposition to NIP.