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Danish esports organisation Astralis has announced the appointment of Heroic’s Head of Performance Kasper Straube Hansen as its new Sports Director.
Straube will take up the role on October 1st. He will oversee the Astralis teams and their management.
Straube will join Astralis from another Nordic organisation, Heroic, where he has held the position of Head of Performance since early 2021. Prior to working at Heroic, Straube occupied similar positions at companies SAP and Efficax. He will replace Kasper Hvidt, who’s been with Astralis for the last six years.
Astralis noted in a release that any changes to the Sports Director role require a company announcement because Astralis is a publicly listed company, but out of respect for Heroic, his current employer, no further comments will be made before Straube joins in October.
The company claimed that talks were short and efficient, and that the move was initiated by Straube’s adviser, who reached out to Astralis shortly after the position became vacant.
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