ave open to coaching return

Danish Counter-Strike legend Alexander "⁠ave⁠" Holdt said on Monday that he is looking to work in esports again after more than a year away from the scene.

The 31-year-old put his coaching career on hold in February 2019 due to personal reasons after working for the North organisation for two years, as an analyst as a coach.

During his year-long tenure at the helm of North's main squad, he guided the team to victory at the DreamHack Open stops in Tours and Valencia, and at the Dreamhack Masters event in Stockholm. He was replaced by Torbjørn "⁠mithR⁠" Nyborg, who spent a year on the job before being dismissed as North sought a different coaching approach in Jimmy "⁠Jumpy⁠" Berndtsson.

ave led North to three international titles in 2018

Widely regarded as one of the best in-game leaders in CS 1.6, ave led the iconic Danish mTw lineup to multiple title victories between 2008 and 2010. He retired as a professional player in 2011 to focus on his studies, making a brief comeback in 2015 alongside former teammate Oliver "⁠minet⁠" Minet.

Denmark Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.03
DPR:
0.13
Sweden Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Jimmy 'Jumpy' Berndtsson
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.70
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
Good luck m8!
2020-05-18 23:56
1 reply
#18
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United States Frotha
Ave > Gla1ve
2020-05-19 00:08
#2
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Poland rude_wredne
Good for him 👌😂👌
2020-05-18 23:56
9 replies
Lol🤣😎
2020-05-19 00:22
8 replies
What mens 🥴👌
2020-05-19 00:22
7 replies
Just lol what else...😳😳
2020-05-19 00:23
6 replies
Mens...😳😳😳
2020-05-19 00:24
5 replies
Wat u want...👀🧐
2020-05-19 00:25
4 replies
Notin mens 👌🥰👌
2020-05-19 00:33
3 replies
#81
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Estonia teremartin
Good for gla1ve 👌😂👌
2020-05-19 07:11
2 replies
😎😏😎 gla1ve is the best
2020-05-19 10:05
1 reply
#96
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Finland 5way
nt 👌😂👌
2020-05-19 10:54
Nice
2020-05-18 23:56
#4
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Russia TACO1
Ave Cesar
2020-05-18 23:57
Whoave?
2020-05-18 23:57
7 replies
1.6 legend and former North analyst
2020-05-19 00:09
zonic's IGL
2020-05-19 00:41
one of the 1.6 zonic's teammate in mTw team, which fucked up everyone for more than a year. as zonic, f0rest, neo etc... 1.6 hes a legend liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Ave "Regarded as the best tactical in-game leader in Counter-Strike 1.6. " for exemple: what you now call "astralis inferno's eco on b" was a old tactics back in 1.6. like many other astralis' tactics used now.
2020-05-19 01:25
2 replies
thanks, I'm a newfag and never was into 1.6, you guys are amazing
2020-05-19 01:22
1 reply
ive edit my post, read more :D
2020-05-19 01:24
mTw (mortal team work) was Danish cs 1.6 team, which was very very good at some point top 3, but they were constant i guess line up : zonic (astralis coach) whimp MJe ave (IGL) Sunde ( one of the best awp players at the time)
2020-05-19 12:17
1 reply
As #59 said they fucked up everybody for a while. My memory is not good enough but I think they were #1 at some point
2020-05-25 06:36
join heretics
2020-05-18 23:57
5 replies
#16
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Germany FAN_BIG
+1
2020-05-19 00:06
But danish
2020-05-19 00:20
3 replies
They can use Ukrainian
2020-05-19 00:23
speak english
2020-05-19 00:24
1 reply
speak danish
2020-05-19 01:28
PogU ez for danish cs!
2020-05-18 23:57
He probably wears cargo pants
2020-05-18 23:57
1 reply
He got 96 stratbooks in 96 pockets
2020-05-19 00:05
legends!
2020-05-18 23:58
some noname retired since 2011 without knowledge of the modern CSGO. lmao good luck
2020-05-18 23:58
14 replies
Calling Ave a nonamer? LOL, you dont know what your talking about. He literally played with Zonic and trace in mTw for many years lol. 0/8.
2020-05-19 00:07
3 replies
#24
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Argentina sdufen
csgo///=///1.6
2020-05-19 00:16
2 replies
And? He still called him a nonamer? Ave is faaaaaaar away from being a nonamer.
2020-05-19 01:08
1 reply
#80
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Argentina sdufen
No, ofc, but i agre with the part after 2011. Anyway, he can easily learn everything for sure
2020-05-19 07:10
6/8
2020-05-19 01:17
For the first, not being known by a newkid doesn't make him a nonamer. He is the exact opposite Second, then what makes you think he would have no knowledge of the game, when he were a coach for North up until a year ago?
2020-05-19 01:23
1 reply
+1
2020-05-19 04:07
#74
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Mongolia Kkura
Expected response from NA He led North to 3 titles in 2018 retard read the article first
2020-05-19 05:18
4 replies
hes not from NA, hes obviously fake flagging
2020-05-19 06:47
1 reply
2020-05-20 04:52
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2020-05-20 07:55
1 reply
#126
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Mongolia Kkura
Pog actually got response from Jonathan E sorry about that
2020-05-20 15:29
There are ways to overcome illiteracy. Seek help.
2020-05-19 07:36
This "nonamer" was a 1.6 legend and later North coach. He actually just played an oldboys show match with Whimp and other 1.6 names (in CS:GO). They won in 3 maps. Show some respect you filthy pleb.
2020-05-19 08:27
Come back to professional play when
2020-05-18 23:59
1 reply
Never
2020-05-19 00:33
Good luck to him!
2020-05-19 00:03
#15
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Brazil batcompany
As if EU CS wasn' aready WAY above NA, now this. GL
2020-05-19 00:06
who
2020-05-19 00:10
#21
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Europe potapUA
I guess he runs out of money :-D But nothing bad to come back and earn some in the game where he has some name. GL
2020-05-19 00:11
2 replies
#25
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Brazil Karlogaria
Yep, you got it. Susprised he isn't moving for Valorant in order to solve this issue
2020-05-19 00:17
1 reply
#35
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Europe potapUA
Well he would need to put a lot of hours because he has not been playing competitive a lot of time and learn the game, like this he already knows the game and maybe if he wont succeed in cs he will go to valo.
2020-05-19 00:24
#22
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Poland dreamShow
ave <3 GL man, hope u will find success in the future.
2020-05-19 00:12
can he coach my valorant team for 5€ per event???
2020-05-19 00:15
ave and zonic were the oldest players on that sucessful mTw work, if I remember it correctly ave and zonic could make calls. Buuuuuuut that does not implie that ave will be a good cs:go coach/analyst as zonic is.
2020-05-19 00:20
5 replies
But he is. And already have been working with North, before they when to Norph :)
2020-05-19 02:51
Already accomplished at North and beat Astralis at Dreamhack in 2018?
2020-05-19 09:38
3 replies
Yeah, he is good but not on the same level as zonic proved to be.
2020-05-19 18:32
2 replies
Maybe he would have been if he had the same working conditions as zonic.. hard to tell. But definitely not as proven as zonic, obviously
2020-05-19 18:36
1 reply
yeap, we agree my fellow brother from denmark. I never accepted the retirement of sunde/mje/whimp. :/
2020-05-20 01:46
#30
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North America Straf3R
Astralis looking for two coaches now
2020-05-19 00:23
TO LIQUID
2020-05-19 00:23
#39
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Poland SebL
MAD Lions needs to take him.
2020-05-19 00:29
#40
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Ukraine 30m81e
go to Astralis Zonic neeed to rest aswell as the others
2020-05-19 00:31
Astralis assistant coach?
2020-05-19 00:35
sick legde
2020-05-19 00:36
#45
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Brazil elpy
astralis: hired
2020-05-19 00:39
Astralis? 2 coachs 7 players
2020-05-19 00:41
astralis maybe? ave legend :')
2020-05-19 01:42
#67
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Kosovo Kastraveci
Ave would be a great add to team secret They need a coach plus i think he would have a great relationship with secret igl Percy who also is danish
2020-05-19 02:41
#69
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Argentina fxzo
It could be funny to see him on MiBR but it won't happen xd
2020-05-19 02:51
budget gla1ve
2020-05-19 03:27
Astralis to get another reserve coach inc
2020-05-19 04:25
-keita +ave pls complexity
2020-05-19 04:53
astralis player 8
2020-05-19 05:21
Just ask astralis if they want to expand their roster 😎👍
2020-05-19 05:31
Nice news , good luck Ave) THELEGENDOFMORTALTEAMWORK
2020-05-19 05:37
Ave, True to Alexander!
2020-05-19 06:54
I mean astralis only have 1 coach/analyst right(zonic)? Ago have like 3 coaches or smth soo just hire ave already astralis.
2020-05-19 07:18
I would love to see him under the Astralis banner. Glaive, Zonic and Ave as the trio infernale. Unbeatable.
2020-05-19 07:41
#88
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Turkey GOATVICE
He will join Astralis anyway. Zonic will retire
2020-05-19 09:18
9 replies
#99
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Denmark grindz
no he won't zonic will be astralis coach until he dies
2020-05-19 11:26
8 replies
#100
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Turkey GOATVICE
good thing he said he'd retire for family but ok id love him to stay
2020-05-19 11:57
7 replies
#101
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Denmark grindz
same zonic bestest mens)) <3
2020-05-19 12:00
6 replies
#102
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Turkey GOATVICE
yea mens))) bestest but zonic not best jw best also zonic is "half" turkish LETS GO TR SCENE <3
2020-05-19 12:02
5 replies
#103
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Denmark grindz
turkish non woxic simps <3
2020-05-19 12:08
4 replies
#110
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Turkey GOATVICE
what ? <3
2020-05-19 13:04
3 replies
#111
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Denmark grindz
all turks i see are woxic simps. but you are one of the non woxic simps mens))
2020-05-19 13:06
2 replies
#112
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Turkey GOATVICE
ah got it men))) yea turok > woxic but im not simp also zonic = tr scene device = muslim scene 😂😂 <3
2020-05-19 13:17
1 reply
#114
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Denmark grindz
mens))
2020-05-19 13:23
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2020-05-19 09:27
5 replies
#104
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Denmark grindz
det bliver jo neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemt
2020-05-19 12:09
4 replies
ja for fandennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
2020-05-19 12:10
3 replies
#106
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Denmark grindz
er du klar til at se astralis flække hovedeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer
2020-05-19 12:11
2 replies
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2020-05-19 13:22
1 reply
#115
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Denmark grindz
det bliver nemt for astraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalis
2020-05-19 13:24
MEGA LUL
2020-05-19 09:57
Ave maria
2020-05-19 10:45
#97
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France MarcoXY
Nice
2020-05-19 11:20
#98
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Denmark grindz
legend
2020-05-19 11:26
#108
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Lithuania Jaguar4s
Ave goat igl even glaive has said he watched all ave demos to understand his calling. Astralis take him
2020-05-19 12:29
2020-05-19 12:44
mTw |ave da legend
2020-05-19 13:36
Astralis could pick him up, Zonic also needs a leave once in awhile. Somewhat joking, but yet, I am slightly serious here. They are former teammates, so will have less trouble than normally explaining ideas to each others without any loss of details. In fact, I will go so far as to say: "Welcome to Astralis, enjoy your stay." (though I am not anyone special, these words just look smart on the internet.)
2020-05-19 13:42
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