zonic joins dignitas as coach

dignitas have announced that they have hired former mTw member Danny "zonic" Sørensen to coach their CS:GO team.

Danny "zonic" Sørensen retired from gaming in March 2012 following a trophy-laden career that saw him win most of the international titles in the Counter-Strike scene, especially in 2008, when his mTw squad were one step above the rest.

Back in February, zonic revealed that he was weighing up the possibility of returning to action, just weeks after his former team-mate Oliver "minet" Minet had decided to play actively again.


 zonic will attend offline events with dignitas

And while zonic's prospective comeback is nothing more than conjecture for now, the Danish veteran has agreed to join dignitas' backroom staff as a CS:GO coach.

dignitas will hope that the injection of experience will allow the team to bounce back from their collapse at the ESL One Cologne qualifier, where defeats against Team Kinguin and FlipSid3 saw them miss out on a place at the upcoming major.

zonic is expected to make his first official appearance for dignitas on Thursday already as the team will attend the Acer Predator Masters finals.

Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Denmark Oliver 'minet' Minet
Oliver 'minet' Minet
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.09
lel
2015-07-29 20:52
#3
Ukraine tonj 
:OOO
2015-07-29 20:52
#4
KSCERATO | 
Brazil sidde^ 
<3 ZONIC
2015-07-29 20:53
7-1 spotted
2015-07-31 13:41
How old are you?
2015-07-31 19:23
#5
CIS Ume 
needed.
2015-07-29 20:53
WHY NOT AVEEEEEEEEEEEEE THO kuppo
2015-07-29 20:53
tier 228 confirmed
2015-07-29 20:53
kek 28.2. xD
2015-07-29 20:53
looks like u dont know zonic :)
2015-07-29 21:10
do you even know who zonic is?
2015-07-29 22:08
#8
rain | 
Norway Jokki5 
zonic 1v5 <3
2015-07-29 20:53
#9
Sweden Zythe 
who?
2015-07-29 20:53
omg. . .
2015-07-29 20:58
killyourself cs go newfag ban inc
2015-07-29 22:02
<3
2015-07-29 22:33
fuck you too<3 ps.sorry for my anger management problems
2015-07-29 22:35
#10
shox | 
United Kingdom Swathe 
sanic?
2015-07-29 20:53
Nice
2015-07-29 20:53
topkek
2015-07-29 20:53
#13
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Andorra KOVALSKII 
ROFL BOJZ
2015-07-29 20:53
Was hoping to see him as a player :(
2015-07-29 20:53
Who?
2015-07-29 20:53
newbie spotted
2015-07-29 21:17
Don't care about some noob who hasn't done anything in csgo.
2015-07-29 21:46
He hasn't done anything? CSGO is a small piece, bro... stop being blind and start think.
2015-07-29 22:02
You do realize csgo would be pretty much NOTHING if it wasn't for the legends of CS 1.6? Competitive play wasn't invented in csgo.
2015-07-29 22:02
#19
Iraq mohh 
NICE.LA
2015-07-29 20:53
NICE
2015-07-29 20:54
ggwp
2015-07-29 20:54
WHY NOT AS A PLAYER FFS
2015-07-29 20:54
this
2015-07-30 02:21
n1
2015-07-29 20:54
Finish the article before posting? Wtf
2015-07-29 20:54
#57
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Finland coswell 
This is breaking news. Coverage as it comes up! :DD
2015-07-29 20:59
#25
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Bulgaria RzE 
who joins who? Kappa :-0
2015-07-29 20:54
minet4iqta
2015-07-29 21:19
#27
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Finland kappaboi 
dignitas t1 confirmed
2015-07-29 20:54
2015-07-29 20:54
#32
rain | 
Norway Jokki5 
yes
2015-07-29 20:55
#62
Slovenia mejo 
joe miller such an overrated caster, i swaer even the nex vs navi commentator is more hyped about nexs kills and this is a far better action than nexs one
2015-07-29 21:01
jae millz bestest caster in cs 1.6 )
2015-08-02 14:16
oooh
2015-07-29 20:54
#30
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Spain Alser 
Sanic!
2015-07-29 20:55
great to have you back in the scene danny!
2015-07-29 20:55
good for dignitas
2015-07-29 20:55
they'll need 3 extra chairs with them
2015-07-29 20:55
#36
s1mple | 
Norway eved 
Dignitas to beat 87-0-0 hltv confirmed
2015-07-29 20:55
n1
2015-07-29 20:55
best
2015-07-29 20:55
bah was hoping to see old mtw back...
2015-07-29 20:56
naaaaaaaaaaaaaab
2015-07-29 20:56
he is old.............................. but gold
2015-07-29 20:56
wow so many newfags here... unbelievable.
2015-07-29 20:57
omg good for dignitas.
2015-07-29 20:57
nice
2015-07-29 20:57
#47
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Denmark Almoe 
pogchamp
2015-07-29 20:57
#48
Snax | 
Germany kLAbu$ztA 
LEGEND!
2015-07-29 20:57
#49
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Russia r4jkkYNWA 
who ?
2015-07-29 20:57
zonic, nak. 1.6 is back!!
2015-07-29 20:57
gl
2015-07-29 20:58
legend <3
2015-07-29 20:58
damn why not tsm
2015-07-29 20:59
<3
2015-07-29 20:59
#60
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Spain akproxx 
rip comeback dream :(
2015-07-29 21:00
About damn time they got someone in to help them out. That might enable them to end up with better set-strats instead of the "yolo rely on aim" approach which they have applied way too much. Furthermore, someone who can call a timeout and say "Relax boiz".
2015-07-29 21:01
Those changes can also have a negative effect. For some players it is hard to go from a free playstyle to a more teambased one and it can affect the players on their aim and mentality, mainly because it changes the patterns of movement. But we can all hope it is for the better.
2015-07-30 10:32
good luck man !
2015-07-29 21:02
seems very experienced unlike those kids in dignitas
2015-07-29 21:03
mTw <3
2015-07-29 21:03
1.6 is back PogChamp
2015-07-29 21:04
#70
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Ukraine Marx Garition 
lol, nice
2015-07-29 21:04
lol, nice
2015-07-29 21:04
But I think Zonic wans't IGL back @ mtw?
2015-07-29 21:05
#77
Netherlands jwtt 
he helped at midround calling in mtw. and i think he can help them alot with teamplay/communication. pimp said alot of times they suck at afterplants etc
2015-07-29 21:07
He wasn't, it was ave, but zonic have always had a huge impact on the teams he has been in also on the strat side. He was the only real star from the beginning of mTw with talented players around him and he helped them all to become actual stars.
2015-07-30 10:36
lol, nice
2015-07-29 21:07
#75
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Brazil mth^ 
LOL
2015-07-29 21:07
see people i told you so zonic as coach :D
2015-07-29 21:07
the legend is back
2015-07-29 21:07
and? he sucks in csgo^^
2015-07-29 21:09
How do you know that? But if thats the case he is still only a coach. Dont be mad just cus germany sucks at go my friend.
2015-07-30 10:52
nice nice niceee
2015-07-29 21:09
if ave was really familiar with CS:GO he would be a great coach
2015-07-29 21:09
niceeeeeeeeee welcome back zonic <3
2015-07-29 21:09
#87
Peru dbie 
legend
2015-07-29 21:11
the b0ss
2015-07-29 21:12
#92
Turkey mtN` 
sick news hf bro
2015-07-29 21:15
mTw TOP1 CS 1.6 !
2015-07-29 21:17
wow
2015-07-29 21:18
1v5 ddust2 never forget
2015-07-29 21:19
Golden memories :)
2015-07-29 22:07
free money for zonic :D
2015-07-29 21:20
Another washed up 1pixel suxer comes out after the money.
2015-07-29 21:20
steamaccount link?
2015-07-29 21:24
Amazing to see zonic back! Good luck with the coaching, I think that's what dignitas need. And people not knowing zonic, pftt, know your cs history :-))
2015-07-29 21:24
I see them failing bad but can't say yet.
2015-07-29 21:28
#112
fury | 
Europe urv1 
wow
2015-07-29 21:28
#Freefood
2015-07-29 21:29
yay
2015-07-29 21:32
wow huge boost for dignitas i mixed with him couple times before use to always get called a cheat knew the game so well
2015-07-29 21:33
WAAAAOOOOOOOOOOO
2015-07-29 21:34
OMG...This is big for dignitas! Zonic <3
2015-07-29 21:37
Zonic to ten gruby ktory sie nie miescil na nuke do wentyli? aha to znam :D
2015-07-29 21:37
God damn.. how long can he coach before that itch returns, the one that can only be satisfied by playing?
2015-07-29 21:38
Hopefully not very long ;)
2015-07-29 21:40
Devilwalk, zonic... Just more three.
2015-07-29 21:45
Nice gl zonic
2015-07-29 21:41
#130
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Belarus ALBiNh0 
sad he is only a coach..
2015-07-29 21:42
wow nice
2015-07-29 21:43
good to hear
2015-07-29 21:45
Waste of talent if u ask me.He would be a great player...
2015-07-29 21:47
dignitas will win Cologne 2015 confirmed. oh wait
2015-07-29 21:47
and ave for TSM :)
2015-07-29 21:56
nice zonic10-.-
2015-07-29 21:59
#160
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
playing coach would be a better role for him
2015-07-29 22:02
#163
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Denmark vexity 
NICE zonic! Great to have you back. What I have been waiting for pretty much since you left! Now +trace on the lineup in a few months :)
2015-07-29 22:05
Trace was playing MM yesterday, check out what he says within the first minute! :D twitch.tv/officialtrace/v/8824860 And this gem :D twitch.tv/officialtrace/v/8876501
2015-07-29 22:45
to hell with coaching, give him m4a1s!
2015-07-29 22:05
And scout :D
2015-07-29 22:08
#170
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Austria gex0r 
wb danny
2015-07-29 22:11
OMG THE LEGEND IS BACK!<3
2015-07-29 22:19
#177
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Estonia looodi 
now all we need is tuscan
2015-07-29 22:22
#178
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
JESUS CHRIST! Its so good to see kuben, zonix, minet, loord and so many other 1.6 legends coming back to CS :)
2015-07-29 22:22
+1
2015-07-29 22:29
cool :D they either pay him a lot or he's jobless and needed money lel I'm afraid he'll start wanting to play again if he starts coaching and gets into the game
2015-07-29 22:35
#183
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Argentina thankzz 
niceee :)
2015-07-29 22:39
#184
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
He has so much experience to share ! good move !
2015-07-29 22:43
Nice:D
2015-07-29 22:48
Why zonic?Find ave.He will teach this kids how to play cs
2015-07-29 23:02
legend zonic!
2015-07-29 23:22
nice
2015-07-29 23:47
#202
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
dignitas top1 now !
2015-07-29 23:59
GL :)
2015-07-30 00:03
Dignitas will go fast.
2015-07-30 00:04
Happy to see you back in the scene zonic. Hopefully in the future as a player aswell :)
2015-07-30 00:23
#209
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Germany tummi 
legend. just the best for the future!
2015-07-30 00:24
ZONIC!OUTSTANDING PLAYER!! LEGEND.
2015-07-30 01:23
a fuckin legend is back in business
2015-07-30 01:25
Gotta go fast
2015-07-30 01:54
Legend inc
2015-07-30 02:06
n2
2015-07-30 02:28
Hope he replace at one point some players.
2015-07-30 02:37
#219
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Sweden Smaulelele 
sanic, i guess you could say he joined pretty fast *insert snipars face*
2015-07-30 02:41
omg he's so fat xD
2015-07-30 03:46
#223
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
good2see
2015-07-30 06:28
Who
2015-07-30 06:37
Zonic nyasha
2015-07-30 08:40
Do you guys remember zonic 1v5? aaaaah damn memories <3
2015-07-30 09:14
#229
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United Kingdom levymonsta 
Sadly it wont help since the bottom line is that dignitas simply does not have the skill to compete with the best. Pimp racing every game, kjaerbye does not know what spray control is. The only one who could have a future is aizy, would love to see him replace xyp9x.
2015-07-30 09:23
yeah replace on when your team is in top3 right now .. so clever .. xyp9x >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> aizy
2015-07-30 11:47
zonic back on crack
2015-07-30 09:25
#231
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India Ashimega 
damn! wanted him to play, not Coach CSGO. :|
2015-07-30 09:30
ZONIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-07-30 09:40
Great step by dignitas, I really think it is a move in the right direction and hopefully zonic can help get more from the players individually and specially as a team.
2015-07-30 10:40
#240
Ukraine rim 
danish legend
2015-07-30 11:14
Held og lykke mate, håber at du kan give holdet det sidste de mangler :) Godt at se dig tilbage.
2015-07-30 13:16
#248
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Russia chiptune 
wooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww
2015-07-30 14:27
#249
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
pls mTw --->> zonic,minet,ave,trace,sunde
2015-07-30 14:41
zonic one of my fav. 1.6 players all time! Such awesome movements and feeling in the game. Interesting how this one goes..
2015-07-30 17:10
i would also kick msl - no skill and T tactics are absent offer trial for cadiaN xD
2015-07-30 17:24
Nice zonic!!
2015-07-30 19:53
That moment when "Coach is better than all the players in team" :P
2015-07-31 10:25
Met Danny a few times, one of the best 1.6 players ever. His coaching will be invaluable. Great addition.
2015-07-31 14:53
he looks like the main villain from true detective season 1
2015-07-31 19:14
GL HF :)
2015-08-02 22:30
I hope he gets inspired to play himself :-) True 1.6 legend.
2015-08-02 23:21
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