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:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.03
DPR:
0.13
APR:
0.03
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
APR:
0.14
Denmark Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
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
Good luck m8!
2020-05-18 23:56
#18
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United States Frotha 
Ave > Gla1ve
2020-05-19 00:08
AVE is the mastermind soon to be hired by astralis as an assistant coach
2020-05-19 01:21
#84
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Denmark KamaraD 
Soon Astralis will buy all Danmark players
2020-05-19 07:37
Ave > YNK
2020-05-19 09:35
#119
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Denmark KamaraD 
Ye it's f*cking true
2020-05-19 14:18
#120
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Russia Ou7bReaK 
anybody > YNK
2020-05-19 15:02
#2
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Poland rude_wredne 
Good for him 👌😂👌
2020-05-18 23:56
#28
kennyS | 
Netherlands ksyd3x 
Lol🤣😎
2020-05-19 00:22
#29
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Poland rude_wredne 
What mens 🥴👌
2020-05-19 00:22
#32
kennyS | 
Netherlands ksyd3x 
Just lol what else...😳😳
2020-05-19 00:23
#34
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Poland rude_wredne 
Mens...😳😳😳
2020-05-19 00:24
#37
kennyS | 
Netherlands ksyd3x 
Wat u want...👀🧐
2020-05-19 00:25
#41
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Poland rude_wredne 
Notin mens 👌🥰👌
2020-05-19 00:33
#81
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Estonia teremartin 
Good for gla1ve 👌😂👌
2020-05-19 07:11
#94
kennyS | 
Netherlands ksyd3x 
😎😏😎 gla1ve is the best
2020-05-19 10:05
nt 👌😂👌
2020-05-19 10:54
#3
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
Nice
2020-05-18 23:56
#4
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Russia TACO1 
Ave Cesar
2020-05-18 23:57
#5
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Finland Cloud9_1_Major 
Whoave?
2020-05-18 23:57
#19
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
1.6 legend and former North analyst
2020-05-19 00:09
#54
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
wasn't he the coach?
2020-05-19 01:15
#65
bardi | 
Denmark b-mejsel 
I was about to write no, but it seems you are right.. I think he was an analyst for a lot longer than he was a coach.. I could be wrong though
2020-05-19 01:32
#87
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
It's weird that majority of replies on this thread soind like ave is going to coach for the first time
2020-05-19 09:08
zonic's IGL
2020-05-19 00:41
#59
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Europe jok9rz 
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
thanks, I'm a newfag and never was into 1.6, you guys are amazing
2020-05-19 01:22
#63
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Europe jok9rz 
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
#127
pred | 
Brazil Vpires9 
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
#16
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Germany FAN_BIG 
+1
2020-05-19 00:06
#27
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Sweden MaNiHa 
But danish
2020-05-19 00:20
#33
kennyS | 
Netherlands ksyd3x 
They can use Ukrainian
2020-05-19 00:23
#55
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
Slovakian better
2020-05-19 01:16
speak english
2020-05-19 00:24
#64
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Sweden MaNiHa 
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
#14
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
He got 96 stratbooks in 96 pockets
2020-05-19 00:05
legends!
2020-05-18 23:58
#10
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United States EmperorTrump 
some noname retired since 2011 without knowledge of the modern CSGO. lmao good luck
2020-05-18 23:58
#17
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Denmark LordHundeN 
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
#24
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Argentina sdufen 
csgo///=///1.6
2020-05-19 00:16
#53
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Denmark LordHundeN 
And? He still called him a nonamer? Ave is faaaaaaar away from being a nonamer.
2020-05-19 01:08
#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
#62
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Denmark DanishDelight 
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
#71
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India POk3R_rEf0cus 
+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
hes not from NA, hes obviously fake flagging
2020-05-19 06:47
#124
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United States EmperorTrump 
2020-05-20 04:52
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2020-05-20 07:55
#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
#86
refrezh | 
Denmark Sthus 
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
Never
2020-05-19 00:33
Gl men Underrated coach
2020-05-19 00:00
#13
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
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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Ukraine 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
#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
#35
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Ukraine 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
#38
sdy | 
Sweden fr4gz1lla 
Don't think its money in aves case unless hes doing freelance programming and ran out of jobs with the corona crisis. But overall I agree with you. Too many useless coaches in the game that made themself a name by chance because they happened to be on a winning team overperforming and is now staying in the scene based on name/reputation alone.
2020-05-19 00:27
#48
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Denmark Notallama 
The best IGL in the history of the game, on one of the most successful teams in the history of the game. "Overperforming". expected from Swede.
2020-05-19 00:42
#49
sdy | 
Sweden fr4gz1lla 
You don't even know who I was talking about lol.
2020-05-19 01:05
#51
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Denmark Notallama 
"Let's talk on the topic of ave and use an example of a completely different coach to prove a point." I'm not sure which scenario is worse.
2020-05-19 01:07
#58
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
i dunno man his sentence was clear
2020-05-19 01:19
and who were you talking about?
2020-05-19 01:18
#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
#68
blameF | 
Denmark hEnzeee 
But he is. And already have been working with North, before they when to Norph :)
2020-05-19 02:51
#91
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Denmark Notallama 
Already accomplished at North and beat Astralis at Dreamhack in 2018?
2020-05-19 09:38
Yeah, he is good but not on the same level as zonic proved to be.
2020-05-19 18:32
#122
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Denmark Notallama 
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
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
MAD Lions needs to take him.
2020-05-19 00:29
#40
huyak | 
Ukraine 30m81e 
go to Astralis Zonic neeed to rest aswell as the others
2020-05-19 00:31
#43
Lox | 
Russia Tsarevich 
Astralis assistant coach?
2020-05-19 00:35
sick legde
2020-05-19 00:36
#45
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Brazil picanco 
astralis: hired
2020-05-19 00:39
Astralis? 2 coachs 7 players
2020-05-19 00:41
#52
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Kazakhstan team_k23 
best CS 1.6 IGL, gl
2020-05-19 01:07
#92
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
cArn
2020-05-19 09:57
#118
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Kazakhstan team_k23 
yea, then *one of the best.
2020-05-19 13:50
astralis maybe? ave legend :')
2020-05-19 01:42
#67
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Albania 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
Luken | 
Sweden 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
#73
TENZKI | 
North America wintur 
-keita +ave pls complexity
2020-05-19 04:53
astralis player 8
2020-05-19 05:21
#76
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Australia aussie_billy 
Just ask astralis if they want to expand their roster 😎👍
2020-05-19 05:31
#77
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Russia jenyadiy4astr 
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
#99
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Denmark grindz 
no he won't zonic will be astralis coach until he dies
2020-05-19 11:26
#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
#101
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Denmark grindz 
same zonic bestest mens)) <3
2020-05-19 12:00
#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
#103
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Denmark grindz 
turkish non woxic simps <3
2020-05-19 12:08
#110
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Turkey GOATVICE 
what ? <3
2020-05-19 13:04
#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
#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
#114
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Denmark grindz 
mens))
2020-05-19 13:23
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2020-05-19 09:27
#104
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Denmark grindz 
det bliver jo neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemt
2020-05-19 12:09
ja for fandennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
2020-05-19 12:10
#106
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Denmark grindz 
er du klar til at se astralis flække hovedeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer
2020-05-19 12:11
ja for faen brormanddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2020-05-19 13:22
#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
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
Nice
2020-05-19 11:20
#98
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Denmark grindz 
legend
2020-05-19 11:26
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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