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
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.
Update regarding @karriganCSGO:— Astralis (@astralisgg) 6 June 2016
He won't fly out tonight, but we're working hard to get him on a plane tomorrow. Looks promising!