Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović has been hired by Indian team Wolf to help them prepare for ESL One Cologne and coach them at the $250,000 event itself.
A few weeks ago we announced that the ex-LGB slot will be redistributed to an Indian representative, while also mentioning that ESL India is looking for a coach to help the qualifier winners prepare for ESL One Cologne.
Main favorites Wolf ended up winners of India's qualifier and they have now found their coach for the next two weeks in form of Serbian retired player Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović.
kassad was a member of the best Balkan team in CS:GO so far, which went under various names – iNation, Refuse, GamePub – last of which saw him turn to a coaching role and help Ayush "astaRR" Deora & co. beat Astana Dragons and finish third at SLTV StarSeries VIII last December.
Since the disbandment of GamePub earlier this year he has been inactive, barring a few appearances at local tournaments with mix teams, and now he will travel to Mumbai, India where he will coach the biggest underdogs of the $250,000 tournament.
"I am glad to be somewhat back in the CS:GO scene and that I have the chance to help someone. As far as this whole project is concerned, the guys in team Wolf are very positive people and they have a lot of potential, while the people behind this whole thing are very serious and professional and I am proud to be a part of this project." – Trifunović said to HLTV.org before embarking on his trip to India
For the next two weeks Wolf will have:
Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)
kassad will accompany the team to Gamescom where he will continue being their coach as they attempt to upset one of the big dogs in group A - NiP, HellRaisers and Epsilon.