Astralis and NiP are apparently in negotiations about selling software.
According to a report by Jaxon, Ninjas in Pyjamas is aggressively attempting to sell their presently dormant CS:GO star Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz and has already started speaking with dev1ce’s old team Astralis.
Jaxon claims that Dev1ce has indicated a wish to go back to Astralis. The renowned AWPer represented Astralis from January 2016 to April 2021. Between 2018 and 2019, he assisted them in becoming the top CS:GO team in the world, and he was a key component of Astralis’ success in each of the four Major competitions.
According to Jaxon, Astralis “supposedly” made a bid for dev1ce, although NiP has not yet accepted the proposal. According to Jaxon, Dev1ce is still bound by a contract with the Swedish company that spans more than 2.5 years. NiP is refusing to accept anything less than the $1 million that it purportedly spent in 2021 to transfer dev1ce.
Dev1ce hasn’t participated in a professional CS:GO match since December 2021 due to health concerns, and a source tells Jaxon that NiP is seeking a “fair market price, which isn’t much beyond what NiP acquired him for.”
In August, it was revealed that dev1ce was looking at possibilities outside of NiP for his comeback and had held informal discussions with a number of teams. Despite the fact that NiP is now without a main sniper, a return to the active roster is currently not appearing realistic. In order to prepare for the IEM Rio Major Europe Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in October, the organization last week replaced rifler Nicolas “Plopski” Zamora with former G2 captain Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen.
Dev1ce will likely not return until after the IEM Rio Major, which ends on November 13, because the RMR rosters are presently locked.