Astralis have reached an agreement with Tricked over the signing of Lucky
Astralis have established a six-man roster once more with the signing of the 18-year-old Danish AWPer, Philip “Lucky” Ewald. The youngster comes in to replace Nicolai “device” Reedtz, who moved to NiP in a historic transfer in April.
The Danish organisation has yet to disclose when Lucky will make his debut for the team, but Kasper Hvid, Director of Sports at Astralis, insists that Lucky will be “an active part of the roster from day one”.
“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,” said Astralis’ Director of Sports, Kasper Hvidt, in a statement on their organization’s website. “Even not considering Lukas’ potential break, I expect Lucky to contribute and to prove why we’re bringing him in.”
Lucky is an 18-year old Danish AWPer, who has made a name for himself in recent time playing for Tricked. Throughout his time on Tricked, Lucky posted a rating of 1.11 with 73.7 ADR and a 1.10 impact rating.
The AWPer was at the forefront of the Danish team’s offence, with an impressive 0.72 kills/round. Lucky also showed that he he is good with utility, leading all players on Tricked with a 0.72 flash success rate and 0.73 flashes thrown per round. An important trait for an AWPer, and one that will make his transition to a strategically strong team like Astralis more seemless.
Lucky will inevitably be compared with device, but the youngster quickly shut down those comparisons in a recent statement on Astralis’ website.
“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.”
Lucky could be in line to make his debut during EPL, where Astralis have been drawn in Group A with the likes of Heroic and Vitality, scheduled to start August 16th.