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After less than four months, Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović is no longer the head coach of Cloud9 CS:GO. This decision came to be due to “a stylistic clash between the IGL (Alex) and Kassad’s game, leading to a few too many compromises from a strategic point of view,” according to General Manager Henry “HenryG” Greer.

Greer went on to say that he felt it was best to make this decision during the player break in order to “prepare for the next season.” He also explained that he is “still deciding which path to follow regarding the position.” He cited the recent coaching exploit scandal as a reason that his options are limited. Given that the ESIC has banned 37 coaches, it certainly checks out.

During his time with Cloud9, kassad was the first member of the division as he helped Greer build out the lineup. Their best placements in their short time together was top four at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown and a playoff appearance at Dreamhack Masters Winter.

Cloud9 CS:GO division:

-Alex “⁠ALEX⁠” McMeekin
-Özgür “⁠woxic⁠” Eker
-William “⁠mezii⁠” Merriman
-Ricky “⁠floppy⁠” Kemery
-Patrick “⁠es3tag⁠” Hansen

Photo: Cloud9

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