CS:GO Coach Zonic Might Leave Astralis According to Reports
Veteran CS:GO coach, Danny “zonic” Sørensen who has been a part of Astralis for more than five years might be considering leaving the Danish organization, as per the report by HLTV. With player contracts of Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander, Emil “Magisk” Reif, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, and Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth coming to an end on 31st Dec 2021, zonic has also reportedly started looking for other offers. According to the report, 34-year-old Dane is considering leaving the organization because he is disappointed with the direction in which the team is currently headed. A source speaking to HLTV also alleged that there was growing tension between the team and the organization, which seems to have been building for several months now.
It will surely be a huge blow for Astralis if zonic was to leave the organization.
Further speculation says that Astralis are eyeing Heroic’s current CS:GO coach Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen to lead their campaign next year in 2022. The 30-year-old despite being banned as part of ESIC’s ‘Spectator Bug Abuse’ investigation, has helped Heroic become a top-tier CS:GO team.
So far, Astralis has had a disappointing 2021 campaign especially since the departure of their star AWPer Nicolai “device” Reedtz. It will be interesting to see what the organization decides to do and how they proceed.