Get your Buzz cut short

Elliott Griffiths
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Illustration by NovaH. Source: Astralis

To the stars and beyond!

device is clearly sick of playing with academy players. His time at NIP was tainted by their fetish for playing any academy player with above a 1.00 rating as the 5th, and Astralis were somewhat forced into playing MistR after k0nfig turned into Scrappy Doo.

But with device back on Astralis, it was time to ditch the no-namers and bring in a great player to be Astralis’ fifth and save the day. Brace yourself; Astralis have signed Stae- nope, erm, Sjuus— not him either.

Buzz. Buzz is Astralis’ fifth. Wow! Thank god we’ve gone away from academy players and instead signed a 19-year-old who has played a full four maps against top-10 opposition.

Alright, we’ll remove that tongue from our proverbial cheek. It’s a little underwhelming, but Astralis did try and pick up Staehr and Sjuush, who both rebuffed the offers. Can’t imagine why.

“Do you want to get baited by blameF and device and be scapegoated for every loss?”

On the other hand, perhaps this is a shrewd move. Bubzkji (who knows a thing or two about being signed by Astralis, but less about playing for them) reckons he’s quietly solid and at least is a true anchor. Maybe he is the Magisk replacement Astralis have needed for the last year.

As much as we’ve mocked Astralis for this, it’s actually quite refreshing to see a team not just sign the biggest name or the highest-rated player available and actually try something. If Buzz actually fills in the roles they need and is quietly impressive, they’ll be fine.

You don’t need that much firepower when you have blameF and device.

Last time Astralis were clever and tried a shrewd move they picked up Lucky, and look how that ende— ah, yeah. Fair enough.

December 22, 2022

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