Astralis have made a name for themselves in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a show of absolute dominance from 2018 to 2019. With three CS: GO Majors in a row and four in total, Astralis is undoubtedly an esports dynasty in the world of CS.
Astralis also features esports teams for FIFA and League of Legends. However, the organization has now decided to step into the world of Rainbow Six Siege. Having acquired a bunch of players from the North American League Season 2020, Astralis is ready to step into the field as Season 2021 kicks off on 7th September.
Astralis in Rainbow Six Siege
Going into the NAL Season 2021, Astralis roster features,
- Matthew "Dpfire" Macway
- David "iconic" Ifidon
- Jack "J90" Burkard
- Alexander "Retro" Lloyd
- Aaron "Shuttle" Dugger
All of these players have previous experience of the NAL which should help their performance, especially with the support of an organization like Astralis.
Rainbow Six Siege North American League 2021
Astralis will be making their debut in Rainbow Six Siege on the opening day of the NAL Season 2021. Their first match will be against Susquehanna Soniqs on September 7th while the rest of the season will span out over nine playdays stretching all the way to October 20th.
The fact that this is Astralis' first tournament in Rainbow Six Siege shouldn't be a big deal for the players. After all, with the amount of experience and skills that the players on Astralis' roster have to offer, Rainbow Six Siege could easily be the next shooter to witness the glory of this organization.
As a matter of fact, even Ubisoft's Senior Director of North American Esports, Che Chou came forward to welcome Astralis into the North American League. Che said,
"We're thrilled to have Astralis join Rainbow Six Esports and the North American League. The addition of a world-class organization like Astralis, who bring their competitive passion and expertise to the North American League, will further contribute to our vision of a vibrant esports ecosystem in Las Vegas."
Having said that, Rainbow Six Siege esports has been on the rise for a couple of years. With the addition of a globally renowned organization like Astralis, it is safe to assume that this will massively help the growth of Rainbow Six Siege esports over the coming years.