Arsenal player Hector Bellerin, the world's best female footballer Ada Hegerberg, skakgeniet Magnus Carlsen and.. 'Dev1ce'?
Yes, Astralis stjernespiller Nicolai 'Dev1ce' of the Estate has come in a surprisingly fine company, when you think about esport and Counter-Strike.
The young dane is on Forbes '30 Under 30 - Sports and Games' list, which is roughly speaking can be said to be an overview of the 30 young stars, where things really running on rails.
is the AWP-player as also a bit overwhelmed to see his name mentioned in the company of international superstars.
- It is always a great honor to be 'seen on the way. Forbes is, after all, very far from the esport, so to be among the profiles, they mention among only 30 in the world is both a little surreal, but also incredibly fat.
however, It is not only for the performance on the server, 'Dev1ce' is found in the list, if he even needs to guess.
If one follows the Astralis-profile social media, then you know also that there is more than Counter-Strike, if you want to reach the top. It also means that you need a whole team to create a star.
- I use the energy to show, how I live, how I train and how I fit in myself. I do not to be a role model, but it is a part of it, to play at Astralis, and of course I am very aware of the responsibility that comes with it.
- I think that the team's strength means that we each can shine on our way, and it is generally a part of the culture of the entire organization. So when one comes on such a list shall accrue to the credit of the high degree of both teammates and the rest of the organization, which every day works to give us the best possible circumstances, say 'Dev1ce'.
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