"Like Americans going to Japan only to eat at McDonald's when they could have been eating the same burgers at home."
Teams are fighting for $225,000 and a spot in the BLAST Premier: World Final.
The tournament will feature a $30,000 prize pool.
The longest running esports industry partnership continues.
The CS:GO veteran won countless majors under the Astralis banner.
Live audience events are still planned for November this year.
Aleksib, valde, and Mateusz will all remain with the organisation until the end of 2022.
The young talent joins the team ahead of the BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2021.
He was with the team for a little over six months.
The tournament will be set in sci-fi-themed maps and will feature capture points for teams to fight over.
The team does intend to return to competitive play in the future, however.
The new youth roster features five players and a coach.
The organisation has benched HARR3 in favour of the veteran talent.
NiKo will be moving to a hybrid rifler/AWP role.
The upcoming event features a $750,000 prize pool.
The pair will be replacing niko and b0RUP on the active roster.