zonic steps in for Astralis in ELEAGUE

Astralis have announced that coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen will act as a stand-in in ELEAGUE in all the matches that Finn "karrigan" Andersen is unable to play.

On Sunday, Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen revealed that his travel request to enter the United States via the system called ESTA - Electronic System for Travel Authorisation -, had been rejected due to his recent trip to Iran.

This means that the 26-year-old must apply for a visa, and with Astralis due to play their first match in ELEAGUE in little over 24 hours, it is likely that he will miss at least his team's first two sets of matches, against NRG and CLG.


zonic to step in and replace karrigan

Until karrigan has landed in the United States, it will be Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen, who has been the team's coach since January, to complete Astralis' roster in the $1.4 million league.

The 29-year-old was one of the most successful Danish players in Counter-Strike: 1.6, winning a series of international events while playing for mTw, including WCG 2008, WEM 2008 and the IEM III European Championship.

Should karrigan manage to board a plane to Atlanta on Tuesday, Astralis will field their full lineup in their third round-robin group match, against SK Gaming, on Wednesday evening.

Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
expected
2016-06-06 16:36
22 replies
Didn't zonic make comeback with trace, ave etc ?
2016-06-06 16:47
20 replies
nope.
2016-06-06 16:48
5 replies
they did briefly announce the team with zonic etc. but somehow got denied sponsorship and then closed the entire cs go team idea all together
2016-06-06 16:52
4 replies
That's sad, I was really looking forward to see them in action back again!
2016-06-06 16:58
1 reply
0.66 lmao
2016-06-07 00:45
ty 4 info
2016-06-06 17:28
MTW said they failed to create Legend-team, but they still want cs go team and they will announce it someday.
2016-06-06 19:51
#83
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Sweden freddyyyw
^ This man
2016-06-06 16:52
They did. But they made the mistake of thinking that just because they were legends in 1.6, that they would have everything handed to them on a plate in the form of an org, sponsors, salary etc lmao. They didn't realise that it meant fuck all being good in 1.6 because CS GO is a completely different and more skilled game. Why do you think these guys stopped playing the game a few months after it came out? Because they sucked hard dick
2016-06-06 17:01
11 replies
when cs:go came out game was piece of shit and many players believe it have no future and quit do your research before u post this garbage
2016-06-06 17:08
4 replies
Its still same game They just didn't have skill enough to stay at top Now you can earn from one tournament more than in all tournaments in 1.6
2016-06-06 17:40
3 replies
same game? have you play beta? I did and beta was piece of shit at begining of csgo there was way less competition then now
2016-06-06 17:50
You OBVIOUSLY did not try the game back then. CS:GO was as competitive as hitting a big of dirt. It as absolutely awful and a disgrace. There is a reason why Valve reprogrammed huge part of the game and why there are so many "unfixable" bugs in the game.
2016-06-06 18:16
1 reply
#147
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World madman112
Using glocks like a rifle by one tapping <3 I loved beta Kappa
2016-06-06 18:21
#113
trace | 
Denmark esAq
It is not more skilled lol. But a lot different indeed.
2016-06-06 17:16
played against them once, they beated us 16-5, but most of their succes were popup flashes.
2016-06-06 17:30
more skilled game kappa
2016-06-06 17:38
hahahahahaha you are so clueless omfg. expected from yellow teeth.
2016-06-06 17:47
More skilled. Top Kek.
2016-06-06 17:49
Why do you think these guys stopped playing the game a few months after it came out? I have an answer for you and surprise surprise it is quite obvious. The game was fucking horrible when it came. No one from 1.6 liked it at all. You know the game is a bit different now a days then what it was back in the beta/first release.
2016-06-06 21:09
they actually announced the mTw, they were streaming on azubu and shit, but since zonic joined astralis i never heard of them again
2016-06-06 17:37
csgohill.com/ code free2$ for 2$ start
2016-06-06 17:24
#4
mason | 
Tunisia mason~
n1
2016-06-06 16:36
1 reply
Zonic legend
2016-06-06 17:35
Nice! gl
2016-06-06 16:36
2 replies
1 reply
damn look at the time
2016-06-06 17:24
rip astralis!
2016-06-06 16:36
#9
shox | 
United Kingdom boroben
gl zonic
2016-06-06 16:36
rofl?
2016-06-06 16:36
n1
2016-06-06 16:36
rolf
2016-06-06 16:36
1 reply
Danny not rolf
2016-06-06 16:53
unexpected
2016-06-06 16:36
Expected
2016-06-06 16:36
swag
2016-06-06 16:36
xDDD RIP IN PEACEEEE
2016-06-06 16:37
#17
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Sri Lanka Quakez5
Hes back!
2016-06-06 16:36
OMG OMG
2016-06-06 16:36
ez for sonic
2016-06-06 16:36
#22
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Slovakia C9sim0N
lmao
2016-06-06 16:36
#23
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Poland Spanksss
lol
2016-06-06 16:36
first
2016-06-06 16:36
wtf steps in, -olof - karrigan
2016-06-06 16:36
rip
2016-06-06 16:36
cool beans
2016-06-06 16:36
ez
2016-06-06 16:36
#33
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Russia KuFFo
lolxd
2016-06-06 16:36
such good tournament, much wow
2016-06-06 16:36
#35
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Brunei br0ks
lul, rip astralis at EL
2016-06-06 16:36
rip astralis
2016-06-06 16:36
will be good
2016-06-06 16:36
RIIIP ASTRALIS
2016-06-06 16:36
A coach! A manageeer!
2016-06-06 16:36
GODNIC IS BACK NO MORE CHOKERINO MY DANISH FRIENDS :)
2016-06-06 16:37
#42
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Finland FRGVN
RIP.. astralis just got fucked.
2016-06-06 16:37
why not gla1ve xD
2016-06-06 16:37
sss
2016-06-06 16:37
zonic > Karrigan Kappa
2016-06-06 16:37
Rip
2016-06-06 16:37
hype
2016-06-06 16:37
Even kjarb wont be able to carry them now lol,EZ BET
2016-06-06 16:37
#52
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Denmark vexity
ITS HAPPENING! THE LEGEND HIMSELF
2016-06-06 16:38
EZ 4 ASTRALISENCE
2016-06-06 16:39
WOW
2016-06-06 16:39
#56
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Sweden Donger89
LUL
2016-06-06 16:39
#57
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Poland tw1l1ghtt
Real legend!
2016-06-06 16:39
ez 4 FAsT master zonic the hedgehog
2016-06-06 16:40
GO GO GO !!! danny
2016-06-06 16:40
At least they're going up against a bunch of scrubs, he'll be back for playoffs right?
2016-06-06 16:41
I just hope he doesn't embarrase himself with some weird silver'ish movements and shit spraydowns.
2016-06-06 16:41
2016-06-06 16:41
Why not gla1ve????
2016-06-06 16:42
#65
ropz | 
Finland wormi
rip
2016-06-06 16:42
Well, everyone is better than karrigan in terms of skill - even random russian DMG from matchmaking, so this is huge upgrade for Astralis.
2016-06-06 16:42
1 reply
Karrigan isnt the best player on that lineup, no surprice. But he is still a skilled player, but also the IGL, so no one is expecting him to be a topfragger.
2016-06-06 17:30
Just like NIP in MLG. Hope he perform well like THREAT.
2016-06-06 16:43
LOL
2016-06-06 16:43
Doesn't even matter. This group is so weak they would win without a 5th.
2016-06-06 16:44
1st gl legend
2016-06-06 16:44
Omg finally! Fuck that coach shit, start playing zonic.
2016-06-06 16:44
thank mr zonic
2016-06-06 16:45
2 replies
new meta name, good boy
2016-06-06 18:33
1 reply
+1 for bois from dankmark
2016-06-07 17:34
karrigan ought to be back on Wednesday. We're hoping to fly him out on Tuesday after midday.
2016-06-06 16:45
1 reply
Good news
2016-06-06 20:23
RIP Astralis, will defo lose their legend status. Dignitas new #1 in Denmark
2016-06-06 16:46
hahhahhah
2016-06-06 16:46
THREAT > zonic
2016-06-06 16:49
All these newfag dont know about the true legend zonic!
2016-06-06 16:50
gl zonic
2016-06-06 16:51
gl zonic
2016-06-06 16:52
aizy4danes
2016-06-06 16:53
gl
2016-06-06 16:55
One chair is enough? (no offense)
2016-06-06 16:55
threat >>>>>>>> ez zonic
2016-06-06 16:59
#91
zid | 
Argentina agu_wf
now replace device with hpx and might have a chance
2016-06-06 17:00
all against astralis on their first day XD
2016-06-06 17:00
expected
2016-06-06 17:01
this will be fun
2016-06-06 17:01
#96
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Denmark FeNoM_XD
why not gla1ve ffs
2016-06-06 17:01
1 reply
#98
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Denmark FeNoM_XD
or at least mr.CadiaN - the greatest standin of all times
2016-06-06 17:02
#97
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United States hehexddd
gotta go fast
2016-06-06 17:02
#99
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Portugal dracø
Wasn't even going to watch the games but now I need to! god zonic, if he can pull an 1.6 performance this will be sweet.
2016-06-06 17:03
1 reply
he has tried to play csgo and he has sucked big time
2016-06-06 18:54
Why not Zonixx? Kappa
2016-06-06 17:05
BOTTOM FRAG INCOMING HAHAHA
2016-06-06 17:07
Steam profile?
2016-06-06 17:07
HE'S A COAAAAAAAAAAAAACH, A MANAGERRRRRRRRRRRR
2016-06-06 17:09
who?
2016-06-06 17:10
what...? Recent trip to Iran? Donald Trump laws has been enforced? Okay then, zonic became muslim after that "trip" .
2016-06-06 17:12
1 reply
Zonic is a muslim xDD
2016-06-06 17:15
#109
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Austria gex0r
inba danny reks all and finn gets replaced
2016-06-06 17:12
This begger :)). "cs:go will never be big". 20 months later: "please sponsors, give me money coz i wanna return". ahahaha what a failure he was in real life.
2016-06-06 17:14
4 replies
Has a university degree and a child. Probably more success than you will ever have :)
2016-06-06 17:22
3 replies
nt sonic
2016-06-06 18:09
He's is pregnant? That explains a lot. But not the failure in real life and his desperate begging for money in the past months.
2016-06-06 19:18
1 reply
anyone that has a twitch account is a begger too....whats ur point? Why are u so jealous of zonic?
2016-06-07 06:25
#114
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Denmark Alum1c
GL to Astralis and Zonic.
2016-06-06 17:20
Expected
2016-06-06 17:21
astralis = overrated shitters. they need to disband already.
2016-06-06 17:25
3 replies
says the NA LUL
2016-06-06 19:13
2 replies
awww u sad im right.
2016-06-07 15:49
1 reply
Are you watching the games right now? Hahaha rip NA LUL
2016-06-08 00:09
Well must be no further problem, since Astralis got easiest group of their life, like always aaayyy
2016-06-06 17:25
RIPstralis
2016-06-06 17:29
#127
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Taiwan SCVready
it's all on zonic!!
2016-06-06 17:35
KARRIGAN BANNED
2016-06-06 17:37
GGG
2016-06-06 17:41
nice! gl zonic
2016-06-06 17:49
lol deleteredted my commente
2016-06-06 17:51
zonic wont choke
2016-06-06 18:01
nice
2016-06-06 18:03
RIP
2016-06-06 18:03
karrigan cant plant the bomb now ayyy
2016-06-06 18:06
hahhaahhahahahhahahahah
2016-06-06 18:09
expected, like NiP with THREAT...
2016-06-06 18:14
fak bet lost and zonic sux lolgg badstralis bad bad cu bad
2016-06-06 18:32
#151
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Portugal dascouves
Fucking USA and their shitty VISA issues all the time... seriously, unless they GARANTEE THAT THE ALL THE FUCKING TEAMS WILL BE THERE WITH ALL THE FUCKING PLAYERS, THERE SHOLDNT BE ANY MORE TOURNAMENTS IN USA!
2016-06-06 18:34
2 replies
sounds like you got denied a visa trying to visit the USA. Don't be angry dirty criminal.
2016-06-06 18:46
1 reply
#156
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Portugal dascouves
too poor to go to USA :(
2016-06-06 18:46
#152
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Sweden PowerDSK
Didn't zonic 1 vs 1 Cajunb and won like 16-11?
2016-06-06 18:40
2 replies
#198
trace | 
Denmark esAq
Where did you read that?
2016-06-07 17:01
1 reply
#201
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Sweden PowerDSK
It's on one of the players twitter
2016-06-08 14:15
now we're gonna remember him as a shit player gj
2016-06-06 18:41
If karrigan makes it to the plane tomorrow they will easy make it out of group lol... Whats wrong with all of you.. First 3 games are unnecessary anyways... Just win the group playoffs and youre thru xD
2016-06-06 18:50
zonic to 1v5 on dust2 ez
2016-06-06 18:52
#159
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ
Zonic should be their main player. -BOT device +zonic
2016-06-06 18:53
So karrigan could enter the USA when he traveled to the Columbus major, but now his request is rejected? But anyway, he tweeted that it seems he can pick up his visa tomorrow and will be able to travel.
2016-06-06 18:54
Zonic does not enter the ventilation on de_nuke lol. rip Astralis.
2016-06-06 18:59
1 reply
lol ns
2016-06-06 19:12
#163
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France Bokorat
Bad for Astralis i think, let's see !
2016-06-06 19:06
can he fit in chair?
2016-06-06 19:14
#168
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Ukraine av1ruz
zonic back <3
2016-06-06 19:18
#169
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Switzerland Ha0
Ehhh zonic not good for player slot... cajunb or config can be much better and zonic like couch
2016-06-06 19:50
lmao rip
2016-06-06 19:58
rip
2016-06-06 20:14
ayy, that's pretty good
2016-06-06 21:11
rip kallu
2016-06-06 22:25
gl zonic
2016-06-06 23:54
#180
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CIS sergioff
zonic is back!
2016-06-07 00:02
Insta top 1
2016-06-07 00:03
#182
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Netherlands TEEZY
twitter.com/astralisgg/status/7398273185.. what do they mean with "We'll try again in English..." zonic is danish too, so why speaking english?
2016-06-07 00:10
1 reply
Maybe they announced it in Danish first?
2016-06-07 01:17
nice. looking forward.
2016-06-07 00:33
Bullshit USA, he is csgo player, not bomberman! Whatever, good luck astralis!
2016-06-07 01:34
Guess who's back back back Back again. Karrigan's visa got approved.
2016-06-07 05:58
zonic was beast in mtw
2016-06-07 10:47
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