Play Hard, Make History.

Star-powered

As I was researching (and scotch-taping) a feature on Team Org 2.0/Astralis together, it suddenly hit me how much of a win condition coach Danny must be for Astralis. Yes, obviously the coach is important duh, but this feels bigger than Danny being good at his job.

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Danny was unique from the day he materialized on the Danish scene. When you played against him on a server, you absolutely wanted to find and kill the little fuc#$@!%.....&bott. As you would leave the server and descend back to irc, there he was.. The friendliest nicest humblest winner imaginable. Every time.

#$@!%#ou.

 

zonic took first place at 31 tournaments during his career, an accomplishment on par with his 5 star players. zonic is also the highest earning Danish 1,6 player - winning $115,000 USD total. He's the 9th most successful 1,6 player in the world.

The difference between CS 1,6 and CS:GO is just a zero

That's where Astralis starts. That's their baseline. A guy who had the willpower and mental fortitude to go all the way, in an environment as insanely competitive as Counter-Strike 1,6. That's the coach.

If a person can carry that as a player, imagine what he won't carry as support.

 

Highly recommend this Esports.com feature on Danny:

 

Or feast in these 2008 screenshots from GotFrag's GameSense..