Jame^s parts ways with Liquid

Team Liquid and their coach, James "Jame^s" O'Connor, have parted ways, the organization has just announced via Facebook.

The departure of coach James "Jame^s" O'Connor comes only two days after Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev was removed from Liquid's starting roster, as he is seeking out a new European team to play with.

According to the announcement and the coach's statement, both parties agreed on the move as they "couldn't align their visions on how to accomplish success". 


Liquid lose two members right after DreamHack Masters Malmö 

It was not revealed whether Liquid will be seeking out a new coach after fielding Jame^s since September 2015, but it's not likely they will find a suitable replacement soon as other North American teams have failed to do so in recent months.

However, the American organization assured their fans that they believe they "will be able to continue their upward trajectory into the upcoming majors".

Contacted by HLTV.org, Jame^s gave us the following statement about his departure:

As of today I will no longer be coaching Team Liquid.  I'm happy to have had the opportunity to coach such great players and see our hard work turn into great results.  The organization took a chance on me as a coach and I take great pride knowing we went from a team missing ESEA playoffs before I arrived to finishing 3rd/4th at the first million dollar Major during my stay.  I think we can all be proud of those results. 
                Unfortunately there is also a business side to counter strike.  While both Team Liquid and I want the team to be successful, we couldn’t align our visions on how best to accomplish this. I want to thank Team Liquid, its players, and fans for the support while we became the best in N.A.
I'm looking forward to continuing to coach for a new team.   You can contact me at @GBJamescsgo

"As of today I will no longer be coaching Team Liquid. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to coach such great players and see our hard work turn into great results. The organization took a chance on me as a coach and I take great pride knowing we went from a team missing ESEA playoffs before I arrived to finishing 3rd/4th at the first million dollar Major during my stay. I think we can all be proud of those results." O'Connor told HLTV.org.

"Unfortunately there is also a business side to Counter-Strike. While both Team Liquid and I want the team to be successful, we couldn't align our visions on how best to accomplish this. I want to thank Team Liquid, its players, and fans for the support while we became the best in N.A.

I look forward to coaching another top team in the near future.

- @GBJamesCSGO"

United States James 'Jame^s' O'Connor
James 'Jame^s' O'Connor
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
GL HF Jame^s
2016-04-23 21:38
I sell this spot for commercial use only. Please offer me
2016-04-23 21:38
RIP
2016-04-23 21:38
who?
2016-04-23 21:39
#107
blameF | 
Andorra Kidiot 
S1MPLE AND COACH HAD NICE FRIENDSHIP. THEY GONNA FORM A TEAM TOGETHER XD
2016-04-23 21:50
#149
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Denmark Lassy 
You forgot the kappa
2016-04-23 22:44
they can take a single room
2016-04-23 23:00
But without jokes, James was really good. Big loss for liquid
2016-04-23 23:01
u forgot the kappa
2016-04-23 23:42
n o
2016-04-24 00:10
"Just make a play that gets your d**k hard" - Top coach, brought in sooo many good tactical aspects. Oh wait, he didn't
2016-04-24 01:31
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-04-23 21:39
give you some cases and you advertise my trade offer link
2016-04-23 22:00
How many?
2016-04-23 22:40
I bet Hiko is breaking up the whole team once again..
2016-04-23 22:11
i offer 1 awp assimov if you change it to: "Buy more condoms because your FUGLY" SINCERLY DUREX
2016-04-23 22:22
rip
2016-04-23 21:38
Hes gonna coach c9
2016-04-23 21:46
They're bad already, they don't need him to destroy the team completely haha.
2016-04-23 23:11
I watched his interview by Thorin and RLewis and he gave me the impression that he had no fucking clue what he was actually doing with the team. After the clusterfuck with the adreN/s1mple/koosta trio and how it was handled I was certain that not only he was useless, but dangerously useless seeing how the team imploded...
2016-04-23 23:10
Dude I couldn't agree more. He seemed like a decent person but in terms of his CS knowledge and coaching ability he looked like a completely lost muppet and thorin was destroying him
2016-04-24 06:34
Not expected.
2016-04-23 21:38
#203
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Lithuania Sir Danny 
MAKE A PLAY THAT GETS YOUR DICK HARD
2016-04-24 10:15
LOOOOOOOOL
2016-04-23 21:38
#162
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Estonia swag420weed 
Loool, espescially to this: "will be able to continue their upward trajectory into the upcoming majors" No chance
2016-04-23 23:07
actually... they can go pretty easily from 3-4 to 12-16 #NAmath
2016-04-24 22:18
#206
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Estonia swag420weed 
Haha :D +1
2016-04-24 22:29
f
2016-04-23 21:38
d
2016-04-23 21:38
hmm
2016-04-23 21:38
yy
2016-04-23 21:38
best
2016-04-23 21:38
ez
2016-04-23 21:38
GOOD READ
2016-04-23 21:38
#10
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Russia Reph 
DISBAND INC YAY
2016-04-23 21:38
n1
2016-04-23 21:38
123
2016-04-23 21:38
rip
2016-04-23 21:38
who
2016-04-23 21:38
no way!?!?
2016-04-23 21:38
#16
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Slovakia Nemesis97 
expected
2016-04-23 21:38
#17
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
g
2016-04-23 21:38
wtf
2016-04-23 21:38
121
2016-04-23 21:38
hahaha
2016-04-23 21:38
:(
2016-04-23 21:38
RIP
2016-04-23 21:38
xD
2016-04-23 21:38
ok
2016-04-23 21:38
rIP
2016-04-23 21:38
who?
2016-04-23 21:38
#67
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France France98123 
GB
2016-04-23 21:39
LOL
2016-04-23 21:38
1
2016-04-23 21:38
rip
2016-04-23 21:38
rip
2016-04-23 21:38
thanks for the info
2016-04-23 21:38
lol why you need this info
2016-04-23 22:04
#38
Europe kpsz 
fail
2016-04-23 21:38
#39
Australia BCP 
finally
2016-04-23 21:38
Who?
2016-04-23 21:38
#42
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Brazil FaZenatic 
okay then
2016-04-23 21:38
ripperoni
2016-04-23 21:38
rip
2016-04-23 21:38
RIP TL
2016-04-23 21:38
IT'S FALLING APART
2016-04-23 21:38
Nicccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccce
2016-04-23 21:38
#48
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
who
2016-04-23 21:38
#49
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United States Drifter808 
cya, bye-bye :)
2016-04-23 21:38
,
2016-04-23 21:38
1
2016-04-23 21:38
why so emo :D ?
2016-04-23 21:38
#54
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Portugal pinhu13 
Lol ok
2016-04-23 21:38
??
2016-04-23 21:38
lol that guy gave me the creeps, always touching the younger guys.
2016-04-23 21:38
lol
2016-04-23 21:43
good, he was fucking useless
2016-04-23 21:38
not n1
2016-04-23 21:38
Liquid is dead now.
2016-04-23 21:39
#61
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
That's fine
2016-04-23 21:39
#62
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United Kingdom DuckMoriarty 
Oh Dear.
2016-04-23 21:39
finally
2016-04-23 21:39
1st5
2016-04-23 21:39
1
2016-04-23 21:39
"I look forward to coaching another top team in the near future." lmfao gl with that..
2016-04-23 21:39
k
2016-04-23 21:40
he coached? lolz
2016-04-23 21:40
he was a useless cunt lol. He did nothing
2016-04-24 02:23
#72
Europe bueR 
not sure what significance he had. I'd think close to nil.
2016-04-23 21:41
+1 who is this guy? he's not an ex pro player, right? i couldn't figure out why anyone would use him as a coach to begin with.
2016-04-23 21:45
He is ex pro from 1.6 i think
2016-04-23 21:49
oh okay thanks that makes more sense then
2016-04-23 21:53
"ex-pro" is a stretch, he was IGL for a farm team in 1.6 afaik.
2016-04-23 22:59
GB wasn't a farm team bud
2016-04-25 05:00
#98
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North America noahB_ 
He got beverages for them. Hence the name GBJames
2016-04-23 21:47
THANK GOD FINALLY
2016-04-23 21:41
Maikelelell
2016-04-23 21:41
rip
2016-04-23 21:42
#76
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Russia Gresskaret 
Success parts ways with Liquid
2016-04-23 21:42
RIP hard dicks
2016-04-23 21:42
so sad
2016-04-23 21:44
#78
Germany Yuge 
RIP Liqiud
2016-04-23 21:42
Since when is liquid a top team xD
2016-04-23 21:42
The context was very clearly NA...
2016-04-23 21:55
#126
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World Vidua 
Luminosity?
2016-04-23 22:07
#140
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Are. U. Retarded? Top fucking teamS not top team
2016-04-23 22:30
#147
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World Vidua 
> I want to thank Team Liquid, its players, and fans for the support while we became the best in N.A. "the best" And don't even start with Luminosity not being NA. They live in NA, practice in NA and play NA leagues.
2016-04-23 22:41
LG aren't NA, they are in NA. The key mistake and difference said being "in NA".
2016-04-23 23:02
The flag in game shows the nationality of the players (BR) thus LG are only located in NA. They are not NA.
2016-04-24 08:58
:(
2016-04-23 21:43
who
2016-04-23 21:43
#84
United Kingdom Dird 
Following the loss of s1mple, James advised management to do what gets their dicks hard. With their dicks hard, management fucked him.
2016-04-23 21:43
+ 1
2016-04-23 22:56
rofl
2016-04-27 00:54
2016-04-27 12:58
Good thing he didn't do jack shit He was getting paid to stand behind the guys
2016-04-23 21:44
#86
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
Did a show with Thorin and RLewis, gets sacked xD
2016-04-23 21:44
s1mple coach confirmed
2016-04-23 21:44
RIP HIKO,will never win anything
2016-04-23 21:44
Thank fucking goodness. When your team coach is trudging back and forth looking every bit as dour and disheartened as the players they're supposed to be keeping in the game, then something is terribly wrong with the coaching effort being made. Jame^s, get into individual player coaching and demo reviewing. You smash at those things. You always have. Team coaching wasn't for you, however.
2016-04-23 21:44
"dour" intruding on my verbose demesne, you are
2016-04-23 22:57
English was around a long time before you cottoned onto it, dude.
2016-04-23 22:58
mate do you ever lighten up?
2016-04-23 22:59
No. Kappa
2016-04-23 23:00
hehe
2016-04-23 23:00
Hey, I'm the primogenitor of the "stich has a thesaurus" joke. Also, topkek at dour being "verbose." What you're looking for is lexiphanic; even then, dour isn't exactly recherché. Not much of the comment was thaaat ambagious. I've said it before, but the magniloquence is completely supererogatory on an international counter-strike website :P
2016-04-24 00:05
I know some of these words
2016-04-24 00:33
nt billy mays but im not buying that burger
2016-04-24 01:42
s1mple coach
2016-04-23 21:45
FeelsBadMan. It's time for the mastermind that is Jokasteve to brush the dust off his mouse and put on his coaching glasses. #InJokaWeTrust
2016-04-23 21:46
now they can progress
2016-04-23 21:46
get ryu as fast as possible plsss
2016-04-23 21:47
#99
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United States drawdeN 
-koosta -adreN +Skadoodle +Shroud +Stunna (Best manager NA)
2016-04-23 21:47
Skadoodle has no interest in playing cs . Even fucking adren said it on stream. Dude only shows up for matches and plays overwatch the rest of the time
2016-04-23 21:50
just like everyone on c9. they dont need to win anything and still get paid a shit ton
2016-04-23 21:53
After failure at the major they'll just release the team xD
2016-04-23 21:48
this actually lasted longer than expected and as all delusional people he thinks hes gonna coach a good team again.
2016-04-23 21:49
He doesnt look as a smart guy.
2016-04-23 21:49
gl the coach that did nothing and knew nothing about cs now get a real coach with ingame knowledge
2016-04-23 21:50
#106
Germany se6 
Expected... GBJames confirmed as new host of "By The Numbers:CSGO".
2016-04-23 21:50
GB JAMES JOINING BY THE NUMBERS CSGO GET HYPE BOYS
2016-04-23 21:55
Liquid have gone to shit, lol.
2016-04-23 21:55
"However, the American organization assured their fans that they believe they "will be able to continue their upward trajectory into the upcoming majors"." lol wat
2016-04-23 21:56
How to become top100 from top10 in 2 days: 1. Lose best player 2. Lose coach 3. Keep Koosta 4. ??? 5. profit
2016-04-23 21:57
i remember that south park episode haha :D
2016-04-23 21:58
NA being NA. Releasing everyone after a top4 major finish.
2016-04-23 21:58
#117
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Sweden Rec123 
nice
2016-04-23 21:59
but who will touch elige now? rip na, gbjames na last home
2016-04-23 22:00
"Become the best in NA" EleGiggle
2016-04-23 22:03
"while we became the best in N.A." this guy must be delusional
2016-04-23 22:04
best american team for 1 weekend = true best in na = ayyyyyyyyyyyyy lmao
2016-04-23 22:06
#131
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Austria db42 
lg ts SA c9 better then liquid? arent think that they are equal with clg though, except clg has players who arent fucking retarded/bots in some games
2016-04-23 22:15
IN na IN na IN na IN na not FROM na dumbfuck
2016-04-23 22:16
liquid is falling apart lel
2016-04-23 22:12
The CSGO community right now: youtube.com/watch?v=lMF0gIy-8xI
2016-04-23 22:17
Here we go again with Hiko's delusion. Team is going to fall apart, coz of Hiko, again.
2016-04-23 22:20
FINALLY !
2016-04-23 22:22
-koosta keep adreN +anyone besides koosta
2016-04-23 22:24
My dick got hard
2016-04-23 22:24
thank mr. thooorin thank mr. rlewis
2016-04-23 22:31
i didn't even know he existed
2016-04-23 22:34
same
2016-05-25 19:32
:)
2016-05-25 20:13
Who are you and why are you on a month old thread?
2016-05-25 20:19
im uggabugga
2016-05-25 20:20
:)
2016-05-25 20:21
you are scaring me
2016-05-25 20:22
lol
2016-05-25 20:18
RIP Liquid?
2016-04-23 22:36
thank god, guys a moron
2016-04-23 22:38
#148
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World shekidem 
rekt
2016-04-23 22:42
feelsbad for Hiko :(
2016-04-23 23:04
you know you failed as a coach when you are a former ex marine and no one really respects you.
2016-04-23 23:22
made me flaccid
2016-04-23 23:36
this year is going to be really tough for TL... stadistically adren will most likely not perform consitently.. , koosta is far from beign good.. and even nitr0 wasnt really playing that good , and now this.. good luck i guess..
2016-04-23 23:47
[GB]Jame^s stole Green Berets name 10 years ago... he sucks and Jame^s come challenge me on that comment u fag =)
2016-04-23 23:51
TL's ship start to sink and rats are getting off.
2016-04-24 00:00
still better than 90% of NA teams
2016-04-24 00:16
#175
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United States Zebruh 
liquid from top1 NA to top3 realll quick
2016-04-24 00:20
#176
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP gl in ur future!
2016-04-24 00:27
#177
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
EX6twnz confirmed
2016-04-24 00:33
"on how to accomplish succes" kinda vague i bet they couldnt agree on the financial bit
2016-04-24 00:37
ripquid
2016-04-24 00:43
RIP LIQUID
2016-04-24 00:48
<3 GB Jame^s Best CS coach all-time.
2016-04-24 01:00
does this retard still think he built legendary players in 1.6 like fr0d?
2016-04-24 01:12
seangares to liquid
2016-04-24 01:37
he was shit anyways
2016-04-24 02:19
who fucking cares? that guy was only good for massages anyways lmao
2016-04-24 02:24
LOl james getting totally ript apart in this thread...
2016-04-24 10:17
I still have the Demo where he teaches how to play in Train @cs1.6
2016-04-25 02:43
but how will liquid keep their dick hard?
2016-04-25 04:10
#218
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Sweden walllleeee 
RIP LIQUID
2016-04-25 20:46
Rip liquid
2016-05-25 20:20
EleGiggle GBJAMES EleGiggle WAS EleGiggle THE EleGiggle PROBLEM EleGiggle
2016-05-25 20:20
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