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zonic: I had an offer from Astralis, but wanted to try something else

In an interview with Danish TV2, the legendary coach of Astralis, Danny 'zonic' Sørensen confirms, that he could have stayed at Astralis.

After six years of service under the banners of Astralis, Danny 'zonic' Sørensen stepped back as coach for Astralis after their Major run came to an end in the Legends Stage.

The circumstances regarding the departure of the four-time Major winning coach have not been made clear until today, where Danny 'zonic' Sørensen confirms, that he was the one who turned down an offer from Astralis.

- The story is, that I turned down an extension, and that is why I am benched today to give room for the new team, which is something I respect. I got a very good offer from Astralis, but I wanted to try something else, the coach tells Danish TV2. Shortly after a story linked Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, and Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif with a move to Team Vitality.

For six years Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen has been the head coach for Astralis. Almost a lifetime in CS:GO history where loads of changes have happened. One of them was the expansion of the roster that saw Astralis trying out a six or seven-man roster at times. Something zonic did not agree with.

- Counter-Strike has always been five players, and while I understand the premise of expanding the roster, I lean towards having a talent team instead. Of course, it could spark some tensions, where Kasper Hvidt (Director of Sport, Astralis) and I could become foes, but that is also the beauty in cooperation, that you do not always have to agree.

In the article zonic also acknowledges that it would have been difficult to give gla1ve and Xyp9x a much-needed break without the expansion of the roster.

You can read the full interview (in Danish) here, where Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen also talks about how he wants to say goodbye to the many Astralis fans.

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