Astralis CS:GO Coach Zonic Eats His Words About CS 1.6, Like a Boss!


Astralis CS:GO Coach Zonic Eats His Words About CS 1.6, Like a Boss!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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  • Zonic reacts to a user's comment on his eight year old tweet from August 2012.
  • The tweet was made by Zonic two days after Valve released CS:GO in which he had stated that there was no way CS:GO would ever be bigger than CS 1.6.
  • Zonic who was a professional CS 1.6 player transitioned to a role of a coach with CS:GO.

Renowned Danish Counter-Strike coach Danny "zonic" Sorensen had a few words to say about CS 1.6 after a user recently commented on one of his Twitter posts from 2012. Zonic eight years ago had stated that there was no way CS:GO would ever be bigger than CS 1.6, “Not this week, month, year or decade!" Well, it turns out that after more than 8 years since its release CS:GO has only grown stronger, turning into one of the biggest esport titles in the world. During this journey, zonic has himself transformed from a player to a coach and so has his perspective, as he ate his own words like a boss!

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Zonic reacts to his old tweet about CS 1.6 and CS:GO

On 23 August 2012, two days after CS:GO was officially released by Valve, Danish Counter-Strike coach and former player zonic had said that “There is no way CS:GO will be bigger than 1.6 ever were. Not this week, month, year, or decade!”

Well, here we are more than 8 years down the line and CS:GO has turned out to be one of the biggest esport titles across the world. CS:GO has been consistently clocking a peak of more than a million concurrent users in recent times, and the growth has not plateaued even a bit.

A CS:GO user recently commented on zonic’s old tweet, sarcastically commenting “What about next decade?”. Acknowledging his wrong prediction about CS:GO, zonic staying true to his character accepted his mistake like a boss. He sarcastically commented “Never. Not even close!” and handled the situation well.

Zonic’s glory days as a Counter-Strike player are deep-rooted to CS 1.6 with his career starting all the way back in 2003 up until 2012, the year when CS 1.6 was left for CS:GO. The transition over to the Counter-Strike’s sequel was rough, the community was not at all happy with a lot of changes combined with the professional players having their own rants and judgements about many things.

But slowly CS:GO started getting accepted and with it zonic went on to become one of the best Counter-Strike coaches of all time. He has been a part of Astralis since 2016 and under his guidance, the Danish organization has gone on to lift 4 CS:GO Major trophies, most by any CS:GO organization.

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Astralis is currently playing in the lower bracket of BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021, after losing to Na’Vi in the finals of BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 which was the first big CS:GO tournament this year. Last year was a wild ride for them, it will be interesting to see how they do this year with the team not utilizing their six-man roster tot heir maximum potential.

Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.