Vitality will have to make do without their head coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen at the Gamers8 2023 CSGO Championships
With their Gamers8 2023 CSGO Championship opener just around the corner, Team Vitality have confirmed that their head coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen did not fly with the team to Riyadh. Sørensen will be unable to attend the event because of family reasons, so assistant coach Mathieu “MaT” Leber will take charge of the team.
Unfortunately @zonic won't be with us this time, as he has to stay home for a personal event 💛
— Team Vitality 🐝 ⭐⭐ (@TeamVitality) August 15, 2023
zonic and Team Vitality: A Winning Combo
zonic is widely regarded as the greatest CSGO player in Denmark, having won several S-tier titles with Fnatic, mouseesports, SK Gaming, Team ALTERNATE, and h2k Gaming. After hanging up the mouse, he transitioned to coaching and enjoyed a sustained period of success with Astralis. After an illustrious coaching stint with Astralis, he joined Vitality in 2022 and guided them to IEM Rio 2023 and Paris Major 2023 success.
Team Vitality’s Gamers 8 Campaign
Brazilian side MIBR stand as the initial hurdle for Vitality in the championship. The opening clash is set for August 16 at 10:30 AM ET. A victory would see Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and company through to the quarterfinals, where they would face off against the winner from the Natus Vincere – FURIA matchup.
Gamers8 2023 CSGO Championships is a LAN event scheduled to unfold in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from August 16 to 20. A total of 16 teams will engage in a single-elimination bracket, vying for a substantial prize pool of one million dollars. The champions will bank a whopping $400,000 in prize money.
Team Vitality’s Gamers 8 Roster
- Dan apEX Madescler
- Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
- Emil “Magisk” Reif
- Lotan “Spinx” Giladi
- Shahar “flameZ” Shushan
- Mathieu MaT Leber (interim coach)