Sources: zonic ponders leaving Astralis as contract nears end

Like four of the team's players, the veteran coach has only a few months left on his deal.

With his Astralis contract entering its final months, head coach Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen is considering leaving the organisation, sources with knowledge of the situation have told HLTV.org.

The 34-year-old coach, whose deal expires on December 31, is contemplating a future away from Astralis after growing disillusioned with the team’s direction. One source said that tension between the team and the organisation has been building for several months, with the contracts of the core members of the squad set to expire at the end of the year.

If Astralis are unable to reach agreements on contract extensions, Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander, Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth will all be able to leave for free on January 1. Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen still has over a year left on the two-year deal that he signed with Astralis when he joined the organisation from MAD Lions in July 2020.

The Danish coach is weighing up his options, with his contract running out in December

Multiple sources also indicated that Astralis have already started planning for the 2022 campaign and have placed Heroic coach Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen at the top of their list of coaching candidates. The 30-year-old has been with the Heroic organisation since April 2020, though he did not perform his full duties between September 2020 and April 2021, when he served an eight-month ban for using the spectator bug.

zonic has been Astralis’ coach since the organisation was created, in January 2016. The 34-year-old, who represented iconic teams like SK, NoA and mTw during his playing career, is one of the most revered coaches in all of esports and has steered the Danish team to multiple trophies over the years — including four Major crowns — and an Intel Grand Slam title. In 2019, he was named Coach of the Year at the Esports Awards.

The first cracks in Astralis began to appear in the middle of last year, when the team underwent several roster iterations due to two of their players, gla1ve and Xyp9x, going on medical leave after showing symptoms of stress and burnout. The team bounced back after the player break and showed a renewed vigor and intensity following the arrival of Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen, who ended up being sold in October to Cloud9 in what Astralis CEO Anders Hørsholt described as "one of the biggest transfers on record".

After getting their Major-winning lineup back on track, Astralis returned to form just in time for the final stretch of the season, winning DreamHack Masters Winter and IEM Global Challenge, and placing second in BLAST Premier to finish 2020 as the best team of the year for the third time in a row.

In the past, Astralis had always been able to work through issues, but a poor start to the 2021 season led to the departure of one of the founding members of the team. In April, the Danish organisation announced the blockbuster transfer of star player Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz to NIP after he expressed his wish to be part of a team closer to his home in Stockholm. The 25-year-old was replaced by Bubzkji, who had featured infrequently for the team, leading to questions about how the AWP role would be handled moving forward.

Read more: Comment: What now for Astralis?

Unsurprisingly, results since device’s departure have been mixed. Astralis placed 5th-6th in DreamHack Masters Spring, sixth in Flashpoint 3 and 9th-12th in IEM Summer, leaving the top five in the world rankings in mid-June and dropping to eighth at the start of this week. The Danish team have earned a direct spot in IEM Cologne’s main stage and will play their first match only on Friday. They have been placed in Group B alongside Natus Vincere, FURIA, Heroic and four teams coming out of the Play-In stage.

Astralis and zonic declined to comment when contacted by HLTV.org.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1167
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1808
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1711
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1266
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1510
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1792
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
WTF
2021-07-04 17:00
6 replies
#10
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Slovenia Rheniel
Astralis Rejin
2021-07-04 17:01
3 replies
#33
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Czech Republic Guczy
permanent vac ban
2021-07-04 17:04
1 reply
#40
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Slovenia Rheniel
xiter
2021-07-04 17:13
#113
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Germany Nachofish
tier 100 inc
2021-07-04 17:21
holy shit dude
2021-07-04 17:01
#53
EliGE | 
North America BleaU
rip
2021-07-04 17:06
GG
2021-07-04 17:00
#3
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Turkmenistan MilkEnjoyer
End of an era!
2021-07-04 17:00
13 replies
#109
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Pretty much this. At least for the major winning lineup. They could create a new successful roster from young talent tho.
2021-07-04 17:20
:( I cri men
2021-07-04 17:20
6 replies
Me too man. But as my another hero said "Part of the journey is the end".
2021-07-04 22:28
5 replies
B...bu...but we don't want it to end :(
2021-07-04 22:28
4 replies
Nobody does, but it has to. But gla1ve will be a dad soon Xyp needs to rediscover himself Magisk and dupreeh deserve better results.
2021-07-05 07:51
3 replies
But I have a speculation. As we know Astralis management has overthrown players decision to make more money. For eg Es3tag going to C9, players have to take vacation on the name of mental stress and not on the name of burnout. There might be a possibility that all the guys for a team under a new org with more flexible rules
2021-07-05 07:54
2 replies
I mean how can that even happen? How can you BUILD AN ORG yourself in order to avoid tensions with your org (thats what they said they did back in the days) and then HAVE TENSIONS WITH THE EXACT ORG you build to avoid tensions in the first place. I dont get it. I really dont.
2021-07-08 11:42
1 reply
It is really simple... It is all about money really. The org needs to run as a business and earn money. This can cause pressure on the players to do ads and attend more events than optimal. Ultimately this is what will happen when a org is having a hard time and not getting enough results to keep sponsors happy. Happy sponsors = more money = less PR events for players.
2021-07-11 19:17
#123
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Already ended with devve leaving
2021-07-04 17:24
1 reply
dev1ce may have left, but devve lives on in the star on every astralis jersey, the spirit of a legend silenced by valve...
2021-07-05 11:20
That Hurts
2021-07-05 13:59
#315
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Russia rem1nder
the era ended long time before
2021-07-07 10:25
Kings don't rule forever...
2021-07-19 22:57
#4
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Denmark Yikesslol
They're done
2021-07-04 17:00
3 replies
I was actually hearing rumours about this, but I hoped it was all false..... :(
2021-07-04 17:06
2 replies
When rumors about device leaving spread like wildfire, everything came true in the end. Astralis is done. I just dont get it. They said they wanted to build an own org in order to avoid tension and controversy with the org. Yet here we are, few years later and the exact people who BUILD THAT ORG are about to leave it due to tensions and controversys????? I mean c'mon men
2021-07-08 11:44
1 reply
They also wanted to know how far they can go on their own team. And they found the answer. The greatest CSGO team of all time. It is time u know.. there's nothing more left for them to achieve or prove. Their journey is ending man... it is sad, but It is what it is.
2021-07-18 18:43
wtf
2021-07-04 17:00
Oh no
2021-07-04 17:00
ok
2021-07-04 17:01
1 reply
#19
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Slovenia Rheniel
+1
2021-07-04 17:02
#8
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Finland ManLikeRopz
Start of an era!
2021-07-04 17:01
1 reply
i like your optimism
2021-07-06 04:36
#12
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Brazil S0N1CANGEL
Astralis is over since a long time
2021-07-04 17:01
18 replies
>Fan of furia >team losing to Endpoint atm lulW
2021-07-04 17:22
17 replies
hltv.org/matches/2347024/furia-vs-astral.. the team is still adpting with honda because junior sucks but look at this, even with junior your astralis was destroyed xD
2021-07-04 17:26
12 replies
4 majors , multiple big trophies > ???
2021-07-04 17:26
11 replies
put your majors next time your team play with furia, maybe u don't get destroyed, just lose as a normal team kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-07-04 17:27
10 replies
Imagine talking shit being a bronzil flukia fan. Your trash scene havent won anything but a tier 5 Zodiac cup since 2017 Kkkkkkkkk Astralis wiped their ass with furia last year
2021-07-04 17:39
9 replies
furia won like 6 tournaments last year what are you talking about lol
2021-07-04 17:48
3 replies
NA only online tourneys hahahaha even extra salt win those
2021-07-04 18:10
2 replies
bro THERE WERE ONLY ONLINE TOURNAMENTS lmfao
2021-07-04 18:12
1 reply
Yeah but the NA only clearly werent very competitive
2021-07-04 18:35
SK/mibr domination era?
2021-07-04 18:03
1 reply
Since 2017, he acknowledged the short era.
2021-07-04 20:40
last year 3 of 20 players on top 20 were from FURIA and we won 3 tournaments on NA so u are drunk or is just stupid
2021-07-04 18:04
2 replies
NA only online tourneys Kkkkkkkkk what an achievment ur scene has been dogshit for 4 years
2021-07-04 18:11
and five were from denmark, three from astralis, who won 4 giant tournaments with actual european competition, not mm scrubs.... (oh snap) 2-0ed by SYMAN at berlin, then FORZE "art so aggressive so smart he is genius furia so good" LITERALLY PLAYING ON 300 PING, OF COURSE THEY JUST PEEK YOU
2021-07-05 11:31
Saltstralis fans crying again
2021-07-12 14:58
3 replies
Calm down Onlineroic
2021-07-18 23:04
2 replies
i cant be calm if astralis is close to disband, that calls for celebrations!
2021-07-19 20:43
1 reply
I fully understand. It's time for other teams to get the chance at major!
2021-07-20 15:37
BIG zonic confirmed 👌
2021-07-04 17:01
7 replies
#20
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Slovenia Rheniel
tow b >>>> zonic ja?
2021-07-04 17:02
6 replies
i wouldve prefered tow b but zonic would be great as well edit: ja?
2021-07-04 17:03
3 replies
#46
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Slovenia Rheniel
true, also zonic is less likely to abandon a succesfull team for a skins website.. ja?
2021-07-04 17:06
2 replies
yea but i understand tow bs decision if i recall correctly he became a dad and he can easily manage skinbaron from home i suppose, while as coach he has to be with his team, ja?
2021-07-04 17:11
1 reply
#115
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Germany Nachofish
vallah?
2021-07-04 17:22
Tow b isnt the coach of big for quite a Long time now
2021-07-04 17:06
1 reply
#276
TBD | 
Andorra DG84
No shit honey
2021-07-05 07:26
#14
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United States gweees
RIP
2021-07-04 17:01
wtf
2021-07-04 17:02
wtf NOO
2021-07-04 17:02
#18
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Indonesia segopecel
disband inc
2021-07-04 17:02
#21
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
disband
2021-07-04 17:02
2 replies
#223
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Russia Voldarck
+1
2021-07-04 19:54
#291
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Sweden suriel666
Astralis committing seppukku (or how it's written) ..
2021-07-05 11:50
great coach, wish him the best if he stays or goes!
2021-07-04 17:02
End of an era Astralis moves to valorant now
2021-07-04 17:03
#25
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United States ekwi
well, astralis are gone. end of an era, should be proud of what they accomplished when they were still good
2021-07-04 17:03
3 replies
skdc actually imagine
2021-07-05 11:32
2 replies
#295
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United States ekwi
hell yea. idc who they are but they have a cool logo
2021-07-05 16:28
1 reply
#307
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France cedd
it's daddy Ocean's team since like 1.6, they're sponsored by a jewelry store or some shit
2021-07-05 22:13
NiP zonic pog
2021-07-04 17:03
Rip Astralis
2021-07-04 17:03
GGWP
2021-07-04 17:03
end of era
2021-07-04 17:03
WOOOOO Astralis is finally dying. So -gla1ve (break) and -Xyp9x might be true as well?
2021-07-04 17:03
2 replies
It was kind of rumored back in early 2020 that rifts where growing. I was saying in mid 2020 that they where gonna expand in 2021 though i didn't expect it to be this late as free agents. Danish sources where rumoring it much earlier then this but for HLTV it has to be confirmed.
2021-07-04 23:57
Woooo finally major trophies for other teams!
2021-07-18 23:06
WTF
2021-07-04 17:03
#34
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Romania wadd
trully the end of an era
2021-07-04 17:04
The best coach in CS GO history
2021-07-04 17:04
2 replies
its zoneR
2021-07-04 17:11
1 reply
Nice bait, but -1
2021-07-04 17:19
Just disband whole team
2021-07-04 17:04
#37
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Brazil hugoooo
I think he could save FaZe
2021-07-04 17:04
3 replies
#137
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France Ghoul98
Even god can't save faze
2021-07-04 17:32
2 replies
+1
2021-07-04 23:52
-olof -rain +ZywOo +s1mple couldn't save FaZe
2021-07-05 11:35
LETS GO!
2021-07-04 17:04
C9 Astralis BABY WOOOO
2021-07-04 17:04
#41
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Italy NotNew
ITS OVER
2021-07-04 17:05
legend
2021-07-04 17:05
end of an era, F
2021-07-04 17:05
Botstralis
2021-07-04 17:06
Literally everything falling apart since device left :/
2021-07-04 17:06
4 replies
long before he left
2021-07-04 17:07
2 replies
+1
2021-07-04 17:15
#197
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Netherlands staticNL
+1
2021-07-04 18:47
#60
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Finland suomiye
+1
2021-07-04 17:07
#50
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France Uexo
Wow it's really the end of an era
2021-07-04 17:06
Wtf? Time to change flair...... hope the guys stay together moving forward
2021-07-04 17:06
1 reply
#57
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Italy NotNew
no way, the core broke already, maybe gla1ve will follow zonic, and the rest will either stay or go elsewhere
2021-07-04 17:07
disband now
2021-07-04 17:07
end of an ERA. Not an astralis fans but it is so sad to read this news.
2021-07-04 17:07
It had to end, but I think all the players, coach and organisation will all be at the highest level of cs on their own. But yeah, the magic that the Magisk-version of Astralis had, that we will not see for a long time to come.
2021-07-04 17:07
1 reply
Magisk: guys stop leaving i'm still here
2021-07-05 11:36
Zonic to NIP
2021-07-04 17:08
#62
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Turkey NecBugH
F for Astralis
2021-07-04 17:08
#63
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Argentina WaSTe_D
the contract ends in december but still, zonic leaving astralis would be an overkill for astralis
2021-07-04 17:08
PLEASE DONT LET THIS BE TRUE
2021-07-04 17:08
was inevitable
2021-07-04 17:08
covid ruined astralis
2021-07-04 17:09
disband coL to go full danish with magisk,gla1ve & acoR jks to Liquid for Grim poizon to Fiend dupreeh to FaZe for rain xyp9x to idk new Astralis: gade,Fessor,Jabbi,bubzjki & mertz/Farlig
2021-07-04 17:09
4 replies
This would improve all above teams! Col would be top 1 xD
2021-07-04 19:38
This is actually good idea bad for poizon tho
2021-07-04 22:13
2 replies
he is wasted on coL
2021-07-04 23:42
1 reply
Wasted? More like over his head.
2021-07-04 23:59
A little bit sad to see this happening :(
2021-07-04 17:09
#73
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India magizhchi
noooooooo
2021-07-04 17:10
great news! astralis org are slave drivers
2021-07-04 17:10
RIP ASSTRALIS
2021-07-04 17:10
no way
2021-07-04 17:11
expected
2021-07-04 17:11
This is sad, and bad. But all things come to an end and I wish him and all the other Astralis players best of luck in their future. If they do leave Astralis and all go separate ways, which team am I supposed to support then? Suggestions are welcomed!
2021-07-04 17:11
2 replies
nip for device or maybe if dupreh and magisk join a new team
2021-07-04 18:51
follow junior
2021-07-04 19:02
thats good, hope to see him help some other team
2021-07-04 17:11
HAHahahahhaaahha
2021-07-04 17:11
wtf((
2021-07-04 17:11
wat
2021-07-04 17:12
gg
2021-07-04 17:12
Good luck legend!!!
2021-07-04 17:12
No...
2021-07-04 17:12
complexity +zonic please
2021-07-04 17:12
Now it's better that all the players part ways.
2021-07-04 17:13
FAZE ZONIC POGGERS
2021-07-04 17:13
#92
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Ukraine McSwell
2016-2021. RIP Astralis. You will be missed even by rivalry fans...
2021-07-04 17:15
2 replies
+1 this is so true
2021-07-04 17:31
Well yeah even though it was boring for rivalry fans when astralis won everything in 2018 there was nothing quite as special as when you finally beat them.
2021-07-05 00:02
End of an era. Yeah Jason Lake add zonic if he comes available
2021-07-04 17:15
The question is if zonic is indeed leaving how many of the core 4 will stay Even if it's only 1 player leaving the team will need to be fully rebuilt, especially if that one player is either magisk or glaive. All I'm gonna say is cph flames about to make bank selling players again (the Dane in mad lions could also be interesting as well as vikings' raalz
2021-07-04 17:15
1 reply
#198
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Netherlands staticNL
No one will stay after contracts run out. Apparently the team has been at odds with the organization for some time now.
2021-07-04 18:49
RIP
2021-07-04 17:15
Astralis as an organization is complete trash. I think Zonic could go out and take gla1ve to G2, it would be an upgrade over malek and nexa!
2021-07-04 17:15
1 reply
+1 zonic was unhappy with many decisions by the org taken in the past.
2021-07-04 17:33
-zonic +dog hunden wow, this might be the most retarded thing that can be thought up in the universe.
2021-07-04 17:16
bruh wtf
2021-07-04 17:17
#101
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Germany Furkk
Big -DuDe +zonic
2021-07-04 17:17
#102
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World thooo
hm sad! :S
2021-07-04 17:17
ajjajajajajajaajj astralis fans on suic**e watch
2021-07-04 17:17
#104
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Australia Beard43
I'm a bit lost for words on this one so let me talk it through:
2021-07-04 17:18
astralis era over
2021-07-04 17:19
Zonic is going to Faze? Maybe he relationship with Karrigan is good. I don't know other team for him.
2021-07-04 17:19
Noooo
2021-07-04 17:19
GG Astralis, only Gambit left our last hope!
2021-07-04 17:20
gg
2021-07-04 17:21
#117
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Poland L3VI2
So this is the end Welp
2021-07-04 17:22
RIPstralis
2021-07-04 17:22
No Fcuking wayy dude , Plz just NO
2021-07-04 17:23
Liquid Zonic with adreN as analytical coach along with Hepa Pog
2021-07-04 17:23
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2021-07-04 17:23
end of an era :(
2021-07-04 17:24
F
2021-07-04 17:24
#125
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United States PP_Bizon
Not surprised
2021-07-04 17:25
#128
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Romania Galhalls
hunden + gla1ve could be mental I see gla1ve magisk and bubzkji sticking around dupreeh getting old and xyp may be stepping back es3tag coming back is very possible and maybe talent player like vester???
2021-07-04 17:27
This pretty much could mean restructuring the team for an awper (lack) support (if xyp stepping down) igl (if gla1ve decide to leave for kid its gonna be unlikely. He s just gonna be there like papito did with VP) I feel like this will be Magisk Anchor Gla1ve IGL ofc Dupreeh (#1 Entry) Es3tag (He will probably do just like in G2 swap awp with dupreeh, so dupreeh won't be fulltime awping) Bubzkji (#2 Entryfragger after dupreeh) back again
2021-07-04 17:30
#130
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Indonesia skabr
it's ok to not be good as 2019 or 2020 but please dont disband even im not astralis fan :'(
2021-07-04 17:27
FaZe Zonic?
2021-07-04 17:27
2 replies
yeeaahhh broo just imagine eZaF
2021-07-04 17:29
1 reply
Yes
2021-07-04 18:12
This changes everything...
2021-07-04 17:30
1 reply
Yeah it might mean that astralis is willing to restructure the team.
2021-07-04 17:30
#138
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Denmark Jonasnhj
RIP Zonic, the great Coach to ever be
2021-07-04 17:32
sangal +zonic?
2021-07-04 17:32
Zonic and HUNDEN swap...
2021-07-04 17:33
RIP astralis
2021-07-04 17:34
ooo big news
2021-07-04 17:35
#144
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Portugal MrPato
FaZe Zonic baby let’s goooo, AAAAAAAAA
2021-07-04 17:37
Hardstyle > Zonic
2021-07-04 17:38
We'll never witnesse that 'boring' cs ever again (
2021-07-04 17:39
1 reply
thank god, they played way too slow. only fun astralis games to watch were vs liquid because liquid always outaimed them
2021-07-04 20:42
Faze Zonic incoming
2021-07-04 17:39
zonic coach gla1ve igl dupreeh entry magisk magisk things stavn awp es3tag es3tag things good team?
2021-07-04 17:40
5 replies
Yeah, and Xyp9x as analyst and assistant coach 👍
2021-07-04 18:24
cadiaN AWP >> stavn AWP
2021-07-04 18:26
2 replies
gla1ve igl
2021-07-04 19:07
1 reply
i was talking about the AWP?
2021-07-04 20:24
stavn is trash wtf lol
2021-07-04 20:42
Legend
2021-07-04 17:41
Next lvl Nip picks Up All Astralis players and coach on january 1st (apart from bubz ofc)
2021-07-04 17:41
3 replies
I'm pretty sure this is what's gunna happen tbh.
2021-07-04 18:03
2 replies
Would be hillarious but not sure a swedish org with a sweditch academy team is willing to do that but lets see :)
2021-07-04 18:15
1 reply
ya that's my only thing as well.
2021-07-04 18:15
#152
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Romania silksz12
The end is near boyz
2021-07-04 17:41
ASTRALIS FINISHED KKKKKKK
2021-07-04 17:43
3 replies
Just like CS KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-07-04 17:48
2 replies
Spaghetti code game need a sequel pronto!
2021-07-04 17:52
In your dreams kkkkkkkkkkkk May GO but cs is eternal
2021-07-04 19:37
Good night ZZZzzztars
2021-07-04 17:51
Legend
2021-07-04 17:52
#159
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Hungary raffai
Rip Astralis?
2021-07-04 17:53
#160
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Croatia Esketite
rip
2021-07-04 17:55
No not zonic too😞
2021-07-04 17:57
#167
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Japan pawbeast
Navi get him if they will keep working with b1ad3 or however his name is,they will never win vs gambot beacouse gambot is outstrating them
2021-07-04 18:08
#173
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Finland H0rnPub
I feel he goes to Liquid or confinces jason lake to convert col to full danish roster
2021-07-04 18:12
zonic not willing to go the extra mile (cheating) HUNDEN to step in his shoes (and using spectator bug again) lul
2021-07-04 18:13
#178
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Brazil Largato
officially the end of an era now liquid should hire him, they have the money
2021-07-04 18:18
oh no
2021-07-04 18:21
:((( sad
2021-07-04 18:23
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2021-07-04 18:25
i don't think he will leave the team. If he leaves, it will be because they all refuse to resign contracts and go to another org.
2021-07-04 18:25
Oh yes, they are absolutely done
2021-07-04 18:26
bubzksji skzji destroyed astralis!!!!!
2021-07-04 18:26
#187
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Australia zelt_cs
we leaking thoughts now?
2021-07-04 18:29
#188
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Netherlands staticNL
complexity please
2021-07-04 18:31
#189
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United States burNout_
RIP team
2021-07-04 18:31
Rip Goatstralis Zonic should join Lulquid tbh
2021-07-04 18:33
Abandon ship!
2021-07-04 18:33
allo Faze
2021-07-04 18:34
HUNDEN to Astralis and Zonic to Heroic.
2021-07-04 18:39
If Astralis sign Hunden, i will no longer support them. I cant and will not support a cheater like Hunden.
2021-07-04 18:39
RIP Astralis
2021-07-04 18:45
Hunden to astralis? Pls noooo
2021-07-04 18:51
Sad :(
2021-07-04 18:51
RIP ASTRALIS
2021-07-04 18:53
#203
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Argentina blatxer
bringing back xyp was a mistake, i saw it miles away. The team was finally getting consistent results with that dupreeh, gla1ve, dev1ce, es3tag and magisk lineup. Everything went downhill after winning pro league. RIP Astralis the greatest ever
2021-07-04 18:59
3 replies
+11
2021-07-04 19:14
completely agree, xyp9x is the most overrated player in CS history. baiting every round for a few lucky clutches per series doesn't make you a good player.
2021-07-04 20:40
#308
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France cedd
i dont understand why they didnt grab es3tag again as soon as c9 disbanded
2021-07-05 22:16
Been following this guy since he dominated as a player in 2008. Already achieved everything he could on the highest level as a coach, could easily retire and be happy about the results now, but seeing hes not older than his mid 30's I can understand if he wants to try new things. Freakin legend!
2021-07-04 19:04
1 reply
Good take.
2021-07-05 06:32
#208
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Lithuania TraX_LTU
REST NOW VETERAN KINGS
2021-07-04 19:17
Gla1ve joins a new team Xyp9x retires Dupreeh joins another team before he retires next year Magisk joins another team Bubzki stays
2021-07-04 19:21
Good! Zonic, leave and bring your boys with you. We all love that core, and fuck Astralis(the org) if they are trying to bring in cheatin ass Hunden now. Why? Because Heroic are doing well in the online era? Has way more to do with Cadian than with Hunden as far as I can tell
2021-07-04 19:28
End of an era, u guys will be missed, lengend
2021-07-04 19:28
#212
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
sad !
2021-07-04 19:29
Astralis disband. Also, not that many Asstralis flairs around here anymore, hmmmmmm.
2021-07-04 19:31
1 reply
at last
2021-07-04 19:55
NO GOD PLEASE NO NO NO GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-07-04 19:38
Gl A legend of the game
2021-07-04 19:38
Whatever zonic chooses to do, I'm sure it'll be a smart move. The guy is an alpha brain 7262628iq.
2021-07-04 19:39
#220
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Russia NOD777
Good bye legend! You are the first in the history of cs!
2021-07-04 19:40
#221
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Lithuania Nowne
If all teams contracts ending in December it is posible that they all migh leave Astralis, would not be suprise.
2021-07-04 19:51
1 reply
Well i think most of them have ownership in Astalis, so it would make sense they would stay and try to keep the stonks high
2021-07-04 19:56
#222
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Peru FreDDRock
RIP Astralis
2021-07-04 19:53
Krimz Brollan Magisk Dupreeh Jackinho Zonic
2021-07-04 19:57
#227
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Sweden frizzahh
Not pog
2021-07-04 19:58
Whole Astralis squad should transition to Valorant and knock BOT TenZ and BOT ShahZaM off their high horses.
2021-07-04 19:58
2 replies
tenz and shahzam would eat any current astralis player for breakfast. device carried that team so hard, they'll never win another trophy again in any game
2021-07-04 20:39
1 reply
Few Astralis decisive games you've watched if you think device carried them into the big trophies. Actually device used to underperform in the big matches until 2020 or so. Astralis managed to hold their era for so long because of the teamplay and work ethic.
2021-07-04 23:23
Good things don't last forever. The players should do what is best for them, which "apparently" is them finding a new org / team to play under.
2021-07-04 20:01
Would be cool to see him in a different team, is he really best cs coach ever or was a right man at the right place and time
2021-07-04 20:04
#232
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World paralize1
I can be a coach ! 3k hours in csgo, mad expiriance
2021-07-04 20:10
imagine having that cheater hunden instead of legend zonic LMAO. that's the end for Astralis brand.
2021-07-04 20:11
#235
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Netherlands xrnavkha
Mouz zonic, mithr coaches NXT/ assistant to zonic and sycrone will be assistant of NXT or some shit Would be big move for mouz
2021-07-04 20:31
4 replies
mouz? why would he join mouz?
2021-07-04 22:31
3 replies
#296
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Netherlands xrnavkha
idk tbh why not, plus mousesports have almost full danish coaching team I guess?
2021-07-05 17:53
2 replies
because he could get a better team
2021-07-05 18:31
1 reply
#302
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Netherlands xrnavkha
tru but mouz has potential to be a very strong team with the right people behind it and the right changes
2021-07-05 18:45
good, the team is finished. the drive to win is gone and so is the firepower required to win. time to move on and nurture another young danish team into another astralis.
2021-07-04 20:37
u meant Global offensive?
2021-07-04 21:19
End of an era, but it was a long one
2021-07-04 21:39
#244
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Chile cristiaan
the real end of astralis era
2021-07-04 21:41
1 reply
nah device leaving already destoyed it imo
2021-07-04 22:31
man :(
2021-07-04 22:37
#252
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Brazil Bactuga
No way Astralis wins 3 majors in a row, and disbands before losing one. it is sad but kinda cool ngl xD
2021-07-04 22:48
#253
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United States xiquo
damn. online era kills the lan demon astralis.
2021-07-04 22:52
#254
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Japan Peine
Astralis wanting to sign a proved cheater ?
2021-07-04 22:56
Sad to see that one of the best rosters in history is prolly gonna break up. Was nice to see their era, maybe time for a new era when LANs soon come back
2021-07-04 23:01
#256
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Japan ang9r5193
truly end of an era.
2021-07-04 23:14
Sad (((
2021-07-04 23:19
End era Astralis! 4 Major max gived)
2021-07-04 23:49
Go recreate mTw brotha, I'd love to see you, trace, and ave together again
2021-07-05 01:06
C9 and Zonic join forces to build a team the fans deserve after all these hiccups
2021-07-05 01:12
F RIP Astralis 4ever in our hearts as GOAT team
2021-07-05 03:01
#270
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Brazil isbetter
This is like the Titanic sinking to the bottom of the ocean. "Everbody, ABANDON SHIP! ABANDON SHIP!"
2021-07-05 03:05
Witness the fall of the legend team
2021-07-05 04:10
#272
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Greece her-1g
Greatest team of all time in CSGO!!! Even surpasses the great fnatic of second era of the game, NiP of the first era and mibr of the third era!! I feel.blessed to have watched all these teams all these years growing cs to another level!!! I hooe that they continue to dominate and not revert to valorant
2021-07-05 05:39
I feel so sad ;( It wasn't supposed to end like this.
2021-07-05 06:18
Very few people seem to have noticed the name HUNDEN in there...
2021-07-05 06:33
1 reply
#277
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Andorra DG84
Cuz it's probably not gonna happen
2021-07-05 07:27
#281
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Europe Amamiya
We should be happy to have witnesses such a lineup in CS, it will be remembered but such performances will be hard to find again
2021-07-05 08:04
#283
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Germany MC_T
OMG this would be a HUGE loss for Astralis. zonic is imo one of the best coaches, probably the best one.
2021-07-05 11:18
Liquid could never beat Astralis, but they can outlast them lol
2021-07-05 11:41
Can’t stop laughing, most toxic org in the game
2021-07-05 11:49
#293
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Norway Am0bis
Ofc! The boys are in a slump and he can't see an easy way to fix it this time sooo,,, Ditch em ^^ That's the spirit. Coach of the year award inc.., What an (_o_)
2021-07-05 13:56
1 reply
"The 34-year-old coach, whose deal expires on December 31, is contemplating a future away from Astralis after growing disillusioned with the team’s direction. One source said that tension between the team and the organisation has been building for several months, with the contracts of the core members of the squad set to expire at the end of the year." first paragraph
2021-07-05 18:32
big sad if true
2021-07-05 22:03
Start of an era, GOD HUNDEN
2021-07-06 01:47
It more or less started with xyp9x having to get a doctor involved to get some time off after a very long intense run with results unpredecented in the game. That's a huge disrespect from the org. If Astralis players are to stay, someone in the top needs to go, I am 100% sure of that. If that doesn't happen, Astralis will be fielding 4 new players and a new coach in 6 months. They also used this online period way different than other teams. They spent all the extra travelling time saved on a lot of non-csgo related stuff, like media time, commercials and alike. Other teams took the opportunity to use the extra time to create tactics unforeseen in the game. This is what gambit is doing, and why they fucking rock atm. Same goes partly for Heroic. Goodbye astralis. If you don't keep any players, your fanbase will shrink to nothing, and so will your stock market value. Now kick some executives and save the org before it's too late. Goodbye Kasper Hvidt, he should have been kicked long ago.
2021-07-08 18:51
#319
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Denmark kuco33
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-07-09 23:32
#320
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United States Rayduh
ZONIC needs to change his minds RIGHT NOW
2021-07-11 00:01
That's the narrative they're pushing to save face but it's not what's happening. Hunden has already committed.
2021-07-13 15:32
#324
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Argentina Saazu
Zonic to heroic? O.o
2021-07-13 17:37
#325
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Argentina gh0stlyy_
rip astralis era
2021-07-14 22:52
#326
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Portugal xxxruixxx
Zonic to NiP too? mmmmm....
2021-07-16 13:16
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