Vorborg Retires as a Counter-Strike Coach

09 Jun 2024
Tit Krajnik 09 Jun 2024
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  • Daniel "Vorborg" Vorborg has retired as a Counter-Strike coach
  • As confirmed, he won't be leaving the esports scene
  • Vorborg state he has "new opportunities" lined up
Daniel "Vorborg" Vorborg (credit: BLAST Premier)
On Sunday, June 9, 2024, Daniel "Vorborg" Vorborg announced he is retiring as a Counter-Strike coach. Despite this decision, Vorborg intends to stay involved in the esports scene.

The Dane announced the news in a Twitter post just under a month following his departure from ex-Preasy Esports. 

"I want to thank all the players and all the staff I've worked with, everyone that put trust in me. 
Most importantly, I want to thank all the fans, everyone watching the streams keeping up on social media — both haters and lovers — because of you guys, me and everyone else have had the opportunity to make a living off of esports, which is an absolute dream come true."

The 31-year-old made his first entry into the esports scene in June 2017 when he joined Copenhagen Flames as a co-foundre and Director of Sports and, in February 2019, transitioned to coaching

As a coach, Vorborg helped the team make their Major debut at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, where Copenhagen Flames placed ninth-11th.

At the time, Copenhagen Flames also reached the top 10 in the global Counter-Strike esports rankings.
In August 2022, Vorborg left Copenhagen Flames to join Evil Geniuses, who he coached for ten months, albeit he failed to reach the same heights with the North American side. 

While at the helm of Evil Geniuses, Vorborg didn't win a single Counter-Strike tournament.

In August 2023, Vorborg left Evil Geniuses to join Preasy Esports but again failed to achieve much. He acknowledged this in the announcement, stating that he felt he never had a chance to show his full potential as a coach.

Unfortunately, both of Vorborg's last projects he committed to fell apart fairly quickly, which, as claimed by the Dane, was in part due to unforeseen economic situations.

Now, the 31-year-old decided to quit coaching, citing "insane" working hours as the main reason, as he was unable to dedicate enough time to his family. However, while Vorborg decided to close this chapter of his esports career, he intends to stay involved in the esports scene, and he already has an opportunity he "could not turn down" lined up.