zonic extends contract with Astralis

Professeur
April 23rd, 2018 11:23

Just a day after claiming the title at DreamHack Masters Marseille, Astralis have announced that they have signed a new two-year contract with their coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen.

The former CS 1.6 player and mTw legend Danny "zonic" Sørensen has been a part of Astralis since the organization's inception, joining in January 2016 alongside the players that formerly represented dignitas and TSM. Today, the organization has announced that they have penned another two-year contract with their coach.

zonic and Astralis have signed a two-year extension

In the official announcement, zonic stated that it was "natural to continue the cooperation" considering the "close ties that were built" as well as "some really good results" achieved. zonic also adds that he believes that the current squad is about to become the "best Astralis ever":

"With the addition of Emil "Magisk" Reif, the good online results and the victory in Marseille, the timing for the extension is perfect. The boys really impress me every day, and with the dedication, discipline and the crazy good mood they each bring to the team, here we are about to become the best Astralis ever. We have said before, but I think that the victory in Marseille and especially the way we went through the tournament backs my claim. And we have just begun the development of this team."

The DreamHack Masters Marseille champions will have their next LAN test just a week from now when they will compete at IEM Sydney 2018, hoping to add another Intel Grand Slam victory to their name.

Astralis's roster is the following:

Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif

Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen (coach)

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1140
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Nice
2018-04-23 11:24
#19
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Finland Lehtori 
Nice.
2018-04-23 11:26
#29
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Mongolia Tendies 
Very, good luck danny!
2018-04-23 11:27
#81
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Austria shaakeh 
Coach #1
2018-04-23 12:52
+1
2018-04-23 13:35
#94
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Denmark Twikzera 
Good decision, thanks zonic the hedgehog
2018-04-23 13:41
#103
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Denmark F1skereN 
Dafuq
2018-04-23 14:13
#100
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Ukraine ureeck 
you ;(((
2018-04-23 14:11
#102
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Austria shaakeh 
ave is above him but ssshhh don't tell the hltv scrubs
2018-04-23 14:12
#157
NiKo | 
Pakistan Irtiza 
Just when the money starts raining
2018-04-23 21:40
Nice.
2018-04-23 11:56
I wonder how long Magisk can carry the team
2018-04-23 17:24
Who cares if cloud9 top 1
2018-04-23 11:26
its "nais".. not "nice"..
2018-04-23 11:26
nt
2018-04-23 11:28
nt
2018-04-23 11:38
nais
2018-04-23 11:43
#98
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS 
Nais try
2018-04-23 14:03
#133
Peru acz 
Nais trai
2018-04-23 17:12
Nais tra e..
2018-05-02 14:51
Reported
2018-05-02 14:54
Than queue
2018-05-02 15:01
8.2/10
2018-04-26 11:16
Expected
2018-04-23 11:24
I actually read it and got #3, lul
2018-04-23 11:24
#21
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
I actually rewrote it on paper and got #11, lul
2018-04-23 11:26
I actually send it to cosmos and got #1
2018-04-23 11:30
#37
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Did Turkey block access to HLTV? EDIT: Why u haff to edit Space to cosmos :(
2018-04-23 11:33
My bad :-(
2018-04-23 12:13
#4
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Expected
2018-04-23 11:24
#5
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
EXPECTED!
2018-04-23 11:24
#6
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
most passionate coach ive ever seen
2018-04-23 11:24
+1
2018-04-24 09:00
#7
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Sweden zeromeister 
Ok
2018-04-23 11:24
#8
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Russia v1p3rrr 
<3
2018-04-23 11:25
#9
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Portugal chab5pt 
Deserved
2018-04-23 11:25
Very nice
2018-04-23 11:25
#11
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
noice
2018-04-23 11:25
#12
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France MIK120 
<3
2018-04-23 11:25
#13
tarik | 
Czech Republic Vald0o 
no surprise, top notch coach
2018-04-23 11:25
nais
2018-04-23 11:25
#15
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United States xSleader 
Expected
2018-04-23 11:25
#17
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Turkey harnega_ 
mr. PizzaMonster <3
2018-04-23 11:25
True
2018-04-23 12:00
#18
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Norway NoregNik 
Best coach after zews.
2018-04-23 11:25
#20
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Germany tobd0m 
Very nice !!
2018-04-23 11:26
#23
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Turkey Thunderball 
great coach
2018-04-23 11:26
Honestly would be surprised if the contract wasn't extended, especially after recent performances. Best of luck! :)
2018-04-23 11:31
he is a great coach
2018-04-23 11:29
#63
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Australia USTlLO 
tru
2018-04-23 12:05
#129
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India bluejayylmao 
tru
2018-04-23 17:06
#25
TACO | 
Denmark Doktor_Q 
GOD zonic
2018-04-23 11:26
Couldnt imagine Astralis without him
2018-04-23 11:26
+1
2018-04-23 12:11
#90
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Denmark Menterx 
+1
2018-04-23 13:31
#104
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Ukraine blingg 
+1
2018-04-23 14:15
+1000
2018-04-23 14:23
Cause there is no astralis without him
2018-04-23 15:07
Ez major for astralis
2018-04-23 11:26
best
2018-04-23 11:28
#32
TACO | 
Brazil gbz1^ 
Nice zonic -.-
2018-04-23 11:29
Gl to him :)
2018-04-23 11:29
fnatic solution: -Jumpy/+vuggo -Golden/+Xizt/olofmeister AND for FaZe Clan: -Xizt/+XANTARES
2018-04-23 11:30
Jumpy > vuggod -JW +olof +huNter faze
2018-04-23 11:34
vuggoGOD
2018-04-23 11:35
#51
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Europe chaos1703 
every cs coach > Jumpy
2018-04-23 11:45
#112
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India srelan46 
Faze needs a support player right now
2018-04-23 14:54
Krimz is a support player hes just insane lol
2018-04-23 20:15
#114
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Brazil (7|1) 
With hunter it would be KoVac Clan
2018-04-23 15:01
#130
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India bluejayylmao 
xd
2018-04-23 17:07
shox
2018-04-23 11:47
Did I miss a problem with fnatic? You are retarded.
2018-04-23 12:16
f0rest will retire after 2018
2018-04-23 12:16
#38
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United Kingdom Beardo 
Yes daddy <3
2018-04-23 11:33
#39
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Germany GummiBaer1989 
Best Coach together with lmbt at the moment in CS:GO
2018-04-23 11:33
Sweet best coach out there
2018-04-23 11:34
Gj
2018-04-23 11:34
#43
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Croatia Netkov 
Well earned, good luck!
2018-04-23 11:35
#45
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Estonia Rebae 
Very nice!!
2018-04-23 11:36
#47
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Ukraine Najara 
Zonic asks Navi to lose to extends his contract - 200iq
2018-04-23 11:39
#74
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
nt 2nd placer
2018-04-23 12:37
#84
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Denmark hihiXd 
nt
2018-04-23 13:00
#124
shox | 
Canada dB- 
cry is free
2018-04-23 15:48
fat sonic is lovely
2018-04-23 11:41
FatRedSonic
2018-04-23 11:51
#49
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
Astralis era
2018-04-23 11:42
Nice seems like a great coach and person overall
2018-04-23 11:49
#55
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
FeelsGoodMan
2018-04-23 11:55
#59
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Germany Smelborp 
hey prodka
2018-04-23 12:00
#57
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Germany Smelborp 
expected
2018-04-23 11:59
#60
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
not expected, zonic deserves better team
2018-04-23 12:03
lol astralis are currently top 1 wtf are you talking about
2018-04-23 13:22
#122
device | 
Other FmNey 
better than top 1? Unless there's top 0 LUL
2018-04-23 15:28
I think he does a better job than the psychologist they have, he motivates the players so well and also gives emotional bear hugs.
2018-04-23 12:04
+1
2018-04-23 15:12
NICE
2018-04-23 12:05
#64
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India EnEm69 
nice
2018-04-23 12:09
very nice
2018-04-23 12:11
#68
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
More burgers for zonic Nice
2018-04-23 12:14
#71
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Lithuania outs7 
-device +zonic
2018-04-23 12:17
the real 6th player!
2018-04-23 12:18
#73
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Germany cartii 
Nice
2018-04-23 12:29
Good for the big boi
2018-04-23 12:45
#76
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Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
ez 4 god Zonic
2018-04-23 12:45
Lose your weight for health bruh
2018-04-23 12:46
#78
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Hungary saxxo 
Hope Kjarbye regret to left astralis cause of money....
2018-04-23 12:47
Nah he just left because he thought he can be number 1 player but in reality he isn't better than dupreeh for example
2018-04-23 13:34
#95
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Hungary saxxo 
If it is true, he is really dumb:D North will be always behind astralis. Btw, astra become better with Magisk, so it was a good trade for them:)
2018-04-23 13:47
#126
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Denmark RealPissant 
Dude, Dupreeh has always been much better than Kjaerbye
2018-04-23 16:32
I know, did I say the opposite? The only time dupreeh was worse when astralis won a major
2018-04-23 17:26
#140
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Denmark RealPissant 
Okies.. I just thought your wording made it sound like Dupreeh and Kjaerbye could be close in skill level, Dupreeh is a tier above Kjaerbye. Kjaerbye was the only player Astralis really could lose without causing a big impact.
2018-04-23 17:47
What a legend!
2018-04-23 12:48
I hope, I will learn some cool strats from Astralis. Great placement
2018-04-23 12:51
#82
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France Gwigwibiceps 
I'm very happy for him, he is a great coach zonic is just Astralis's father. :)
2018-04-23 12:56
#83
s1mple | 
Germany IamNada 
coach in csgo = useless no job
2018-04-23 13:00
Why not become a coach then?
2018-04-23 18:21
#85
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North America Smerv 
Very nice.
2018-04-23 13:04
#87
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Denmark denDAY04 
Sådan! (also known as Nice!)
2018-04-23 13:23
One of the most impactful coaches in the scene and really passionate. Good news to hear.
2018-04-23 13:31
wow
2018-04-23 13:31
This team has best tactics on the whole cs scene. No doubt Zonic will be very helpful. Btw he already did a great job
2018-04-23 13:36
Best coach in CS
2018-04-23 13:49
#97
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Expected
2018-04-23 14:01
Too big.
2018-04-23 14:09
#101
NiKo | 
Poland Dom3n 
kuben > zonic
2018-04-23 14:11
lol hell no, just because kuben is from Poland right?
2018-04-23 14:22
#131
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India bluejayylmao 
I didn’t know smart Polish people existed
2018-04-23 17:08
thanks mr Payet
2018-04-24 09:33
#163
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India bluejayylmao 
call me Pajeet
2018-04-24 13:01
#108
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Poland Marcines 
zonic best coach, kuben is doing nothing
2018-04-23 14:30
#107
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China yry666233 
lets gooooo Astralis
2018-04-23 14:27
#109
device | 
Denmark vyzepr 
The key of ast's victory. Deserved
2018-04-23 14:33
What a job to have
2018-04-23 14:41
#111
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Brazil vass28 
good one of the best players I've seen in 1.6, and now he's becoming one of the best CS GO coaches
2018-04-23 14:44
expected, best coach in CS:GO ez
2018-04-23 14:55
Nice
2018-04-23 15:06
mTw teamplay works perfect
2018-04-23 15:17
expected. and deserved.
2018-04-23 15:22
#121
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Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
Legends never Die <3
2018-04-23 15:25
thanks for this important information
2018-04-23 15:29
xD
2018-04-23 17:32
Thanks for this important comment
2018-04-23 18:23
no problem
2018-04-23 18:47
zonic - the only coach who is hugging astralis players more often than their girlfriends.
2018-04-23 16:06
idk it'd be kinda weird if other coaches hugged them on a regular basis.
2018-04-23 17:48
The best coach and player in damnmark
2018-04-23 16:40
Dankmark
2018-04-23 17:17
damn
2018-04-26 05:28
No 11111111
2018-04-23 16:49
Deserved
2018-04-23 17:10
for Danish team he is best coach possible, maybe Ave can fight him only
2018-04-23 17:32
#142
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Ukraine Dert38 
Magisk rocks, very good team
2018-04-23 17:51
noice
2018-04-23 17:51
#150
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India cap7ainskull 
i was a bit skeptical about magisk but he played amazingly well
2018-04-23 18:20
nice good coach. Astralis is invincible
2018-04-23 18:38
#156
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Brazil arck 
nice, keep doing the good job
2018-04-23 21:36
#158
f0rest | 
Turkey kadirb 
God coach
2018-04-23 23:15
zonic is a legend like sunde
2018-04-24 02:54
#160
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Europe Vallon 
Bet he hugged the Astralis boys after signing... and before signing. Congrats, really hoping this year goes well for Astralis.
2018-04-24 04:34
Unexpected
2018-04-24 14:40
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