After more than five years as head coach of Astralis, Danny “zonic” Sørensen will likely find new places when his contract expires at the end of this year.
According to news from HLTV, the Danish coach is likely to leave the organization at the end of 2021. If true, this legendary CSGO team will lose a major contributor to the organization’s countless championships. in the past 5 years. Astralis is said to be looking for a replacement in case zonic leaves. Heroic’s coach Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen is seen as the best candidate to replace him.
Sources: zonic ponders leaving Astralis as contract nears end https://t.co/rvg5N4qOx1
— HLTVorg (@HLTVorg) July 4, 2021
Zonic’s departure could mark a major shift for Astralis after years of stability. HLTV reports that there has been tension between the team and the Astralis organization for the past several months. This could cause players to leave after their contracts expire at the end of 2021.
According to HLTV, zonic’s contract will expire at the same time as the other key members: Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander, Emil “Magisk” Reif, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, and Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth. If Astralis and the players fail to reach a consensus to renew the contract, the community may have to see a brand new Astralis next year, and this major championship roster will find a new sponsor. .
After years of dominance, the Danish team faltered in 2021. The instability started last year when Astralis was forced to rotate after Xyp9x and gla1ve took sick leave. This forced Astralis to find alternatives with Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen and Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, however es3tag soon left Astralis a few months after his move to Cloud9.
In April this year, Astralis changed their roster again when star Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz wanted to leave the organization to join Ninjas in Pajamas. Since the transfer, Astralis has not achieved success.
As the only team to win four Majors, it’s likely that Astralis will recover and resolve its outstanding issues before 2021 passes. Astralis’ next tournament will be IEM Cologne 2021. The event will mark the first time CSGO teams return to LAN competition – this is considered a strong point of Astralis.
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