MagiFelix joins Astralis in lieu of nukeduck

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Former Fnatic Rising prospect Felix “MagiFelix” Boström will be starting for Astralis in the mid lane, while Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm will take a break for personal reasons, Astralis announced today.

Astralis’ previous mid laner Nukeduck will be absent due to “personal reasons,” as reported by Dot Esports minutes before the organization’s’ official announcement. Astralis stated the timing of his “return at this point is uncertain.”

MagiFelix has signed a contract until March 31 this year, two weeks after the scheduled March 14 end date of the ongoing 2021 LEC Spring split. The Swede is already in Copenhagen and preparing for the upcoming weekend matches, as per Astralis.

The 20-year-old is jumping straight into the fire with a squad currently languishing at ninth of the LEC’s 10 teams. Astralis’ only win came in the competition’s first week over the bottom-ranked Team Vitality, with both teams sharing a win-loss record of 1-6.

Astralis will hope that the addition of MagiFelix could spark a talismanic comeback for a team with three of the five lowest KDA players in the LEC as of week three, according to Oracle’s Elixir. The Swede and his new team will match up vs. Schalke 04 Esports and Misfits Gaming in week four, and will be looking to at least double up their win score by the end of the weekend.

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