We know, it's crazy.
One minute Astralis is seemingly committing to a seven man roster - and possibly bigger - and the next their second best player in the last three months is leaving for the "Colossus". Oh and here's a twist: Guess who's back at #1 in the world?
With Xyp9x returning to the main roster, or at least getting back to playing, it almost feels as if Astralis' intention was never really to integrate the 7-player rotation fully in to their system. But a big organisation like Astralis would never do such a thing, right?
According to zonic at least, it would seem like this decision did not come from the team, or at least not from him. If all this speculating is getting you worried about Bubzkji, don't worry. According to him - and definitely not his social media manager - he's been offered the same option as es3tag, "to explore his options" as they say.
This means that es3tag's now headed for HenryG's baby - like a shooting star headed for the clouds below. But this star certainly isn't getting a downgrade. With the transfer + contract getting valued at 2.1 million dollars, along with a three year contract, we'd say our own PHedemark's 2017 bold prediction is pretty set for the future.
If you want to see a very dubious breakdown of salaries and transfers, TLDR's #1 fanboi, Ryan from RushBMedia, has broken it down here. TL;DR? Bags of moolah.
With es3tag on board, Cloud9's main roster has been completed, and boy oh boy are we excited to see them compete. It's like they've sprinkled in a little bit of everything for everyone, like a Christmas gift - but a bit early. And the best part? We only have to wait ten more days to see them play!