LEGIJA to coach BIG at Play2Live Cryptomasters

Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić will step into the shoes of coach Alexander "kakafu" Szymanczyk at the upcoming Play2Live Cryptomasters tournament taking place in Minsk, Belarus from February 24-25.

BIG underwent two changes earlier this month, as Kevin "⁠keev⁠" Bartholomäus was benched and Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić stepped down to become the German organization's Head of CS, with Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch and Niels "⁠luckeRRR⁠" Jasiek replacing the two players.

As the German squad are heading into the $100,000 tournament Play2Live Cryptomasters, set to start tomorrow, Alexander "⁠kakafu⁠" Szymanczyk announced that the team will try LEGIJA as the team's coach in Minsk.

LEGIJA has previously coached Nihilum and Kinguin in 2015

Meanwhile, the former coach will take a step back to "support the team from home as an analyst" for the Belarus tournament, where BIG are set to face Valiance in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

LEGIJA has some coaching experience under his belt, having stood behind North American side Nihilum and later the Kinguin/G2 lineup in the latter half of 2015.

BIG's lineup for Play2Live Cryptomasters is thus the following:

Germany Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik
Germany Johannes "⁠nex⁠" Maget
Germany Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz
Germany Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch
Germany Niels "⁠luckeRRR⁠" Jasiek (trial)

Germany Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić (coach on trial)


Germany Niels 'luckeRRR' Jasiek
Niels 'luckeRRR' Jasiek
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
36
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.72
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
801
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
759
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
719
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.68
Austria Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Great News Have a very first day! VeryFirstGuy
2018-02-23 17:33
6 replies
#4
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Turkey Styyx
Xd gj
2018-02-23 17:33
10 comments :D
2018-02-23 17:38
#53
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Malaysia byaIi
VeryNiceAndFirstGuy
2018-02-23 18:46
nickname checks out
2018-02-23 19:22
#62
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Russia Sur10n
nickname checks - became a fan
2018-02-23 19:58
I don't know if this will start a huge war or a big friendship with VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-23 20:04
ez
2018-02-23 17:33
19 replies
#22
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar
GER worst scene eu :)))
2018-02-23 17:39
18 replies
nope, uk is worse
2018-02-23 17:43
17 replies
#28
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar
+1 , second worst
2018-02-23 17:44
15 replies
dutch scene, spanish, portuguese? all worse than german
2018-02-23 17:48
7 replies
#32
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar
2018-02-23 17:49
4 replies
you can clearly see german scene > UK scene 8 players > 2 player
2018-02-23 17:53
3 replies
dont you lose points in this ranking when you made roster changes? sprout and big both made changes in the last few weeks
2018-02-23 17:55
2 replies
yes like you can see: both are -3
2018-02-23 17:57
you lose ranking points if you make changes to your 30man core. both teams didnt
2018-02-23 18:19
italy's scene is so bad that you can't even remember we are from eu. xD
2018-02-23 18:19
1 reply
#50
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African Union Parasyte
xd
2018-02-23 18:27
UK, Italy, Finland, Norway, Spain, Lithuania, Austria, Swiss, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, croatia, albania, belgium, netherlands. All these countries have a worse scene than germany.
2018-02-23 18:38
6 replies
lul
2018-02-23 18:49
#61
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar
finland ?xD norwey ? nt Hans
2018-02-23 19:58
3 replies
Call me one norwegian or finish team in the top 50. Horosheye Imya PutinAkbar (y)
2018-02-23 20:07
#66
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Germany Youngnibba
Big>Havu,Superjymy Alt Attax> Havu Superjymy Even Divizion and Sprout> Havu,Superjymy Dont know any Norway Team
2018-02-23 21:13
1 reply
#67
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar
ence > bug
2018-02-23 21:16
I believe you're forgetting Greenland. Literally like 5 players
2018-02-24 03:47
+1 UK CS is utter shit
2018-02-23 18:21
#3
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Turkey Styyx
Mom im in top 3 get da fucking camera
2018-02-23 17:34
#5
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Germany cartii
Hahahaha
2018-02-23 17:33
4 replies
Hahahha
2018-02-23 17:34
Niemals dennis in mouz. Alle 5 mouz spieler spielen krank gut
2018-02-23 17:35
2 replies
#17
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Germany cartii
Ja True im Moment sollte man überhaupt nichts ändern. Top 3 soon (y)
2018-02-23 17:36
1 reply
Jawoll!;)
2018-02-23 17:36
Expected
2018-02-23 17:33
ahahahahahha RIP
2018-02-23 17:34
baik baik
2018-02-23 17:34
#9
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
Crypto Currency rulling the world?
2018-02-23 17:34
1 reply
#40
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Paraguay imjustmau
Sponsored by cryptom0e
2018-02-23 17:58
lol
2018-02-23 17:34
ns
2018-02-23 17:34
+denis
2018-02-23 17:35
good move, he was shit player but he can be amazing coach
2018-02-23 17:35
1 reply
#46
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Sweden Zaser5
True
2018-02-23 18:16
My dick is BIG
2018-02-23 17:35
1 reply
Ich denke nicht Have a no big dick day! VeryNoGuy
2018-02-23 19:26
Sure, but I had no idea he Coached Nihilum before lol
2018-02-23 17:36
3 replies
I think he coached G2 into top 4 at the major with fox & co thats more notable I guess
2018-02-23 17:41
2 replies
Yeah, I renember that he coached G2
2018-02-23 17:52
#41
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France t3r4byt3
he coached Kinguin when they reached top 8 at Cologne 2015, he wasn't their coach at Cluj-Napoca (top 4)
2018-02-23 18:04
No surprise, was said in the By The Numbers's show...
2018-02-23 17:38
GL
2018-02-23 17:39
Nice ! gl legija good move for big
2018-02-23 17:39
#26
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Denmark aCggg
Useless
2018-02-23 17:42
#29
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Greece Poor_Noob
rip big then
2018-02-23 17:44
As long as he isn't playing , it's all good
2018-02-23 17:46
lol
2018-02-23 17:51
gobb will retire 40
2018-02-23 17:51
"I will be supporting the team from home as analyst." LUL
2018-02-23 17:53
No bug and legija as coach, wtf this team is doomed! Gob b and ex6 should make a team called; most overrated IGL and players of all time haha
2018-02-23 18:12
3 replies
gob b is actually a really good igl, he is one of a few who invents new tactics and finds tricks. He is just fragging soooo poor
2018-02-23 19:11
2 replies
He found a bug i must give you, but he suck and cant lead big to any wins, hes so overrated and cant frag, bad igl + bad fragger = hall of fame of noobs
2018-02-23 19:12
1 reply
for a t2 team he is gold imo. And YES not sk, not cloud9, but BIG found the use of the bug (was in the game for at least 1 year). And the tactics at pgl major on inferno were pretty good as well. you propaply havent even watched a game of them
2018-02-23 19:16
#43
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Sweden godname
LUL
2018-02-23 18:13
e x p e c t e d
2018-02-23 18:16
gl BIG
2018-02-23 18:33
#60
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Slovakia Ganjamel
Wtf u doin BiG Keep more Polish surnames
2018-02-23 19:29
Rip the only semi relevant Austrian, in cs
2018-02-23 20:12
Good luck BIG!
2018-02-24 09:56
Please kick bot b
2018-02-24 10:15
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