Team Vitality's Peter "dupreeh" Rasmusen shared on social media that his baby was born. He didn't mention specifics but previously said they were waiting for a boy. The child appeared earlier than expected, as it was supposed to happen in March.
Rasmussen had previously taken parental leave from the team due to the expected birth of a child. Audric "JaCkz" Jug from HEET will play instead of him in the opening matches of ESL Pro League Season 17.
Dupreeh specified that he will definitely not return until the end of the group stage but may help it in the playoffs that will run in March. Earlier, there was a rumor implying that dupreeh might miss the major or the RMR because of the child's birth.