kassad leaves Renegades

Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović has put an end to almost a year and a half behind the Renegades players.

Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović, the former player and mousesports coach who ended up with Renegades in January of 2017 has parted ways with the North American organization. The decision was taken when the team qualified for the Pro League Finals earlier this month, but wasn't revealed until now.

kassad will reveal details about his future soon

Under kassad, Renegades won two Asia Minors, as well as the SL i-League Invitational played in Shanghai last year, on top of several playoff runs which include the 5-6th place at IEM Sydney earlier this month. With Renegades out of the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, kassad's duties with the team are over.

After kassad's departure, Renegades looks as follows:

Australia Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward
Australia Karlo "⁠USTILO⁠" Pivac
Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage
United States Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
SPUNJ crying
2018-05-17 22:59
#12
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United States Cherryyy
JKS AND NIFTY TO CLOUD 9 ALONG WITH KASSAD
2018-05-17 23:00
Honestly. That would be insane. Or at least I'd hope it wouldbe
2018-05-17 23:07
#140
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Australia starpyur
no thanks
2018-05-18 06:54
+1 exactly what i was thinking
2018-05-18 09:35
-ska &?
2018-05-17 23:28
i'd say -rush, he is good but cant keep up his good level over a longer period ....but on the other hand, its literally exactely the same for jks.
2018-05-17 23:32
-fns clearly. nifty is renegades igl.
2018-05-17 23:40
nifty isnt a very good igl
2018-05-18 07:58
better than fns ?
2018-05-18 10:07
no
2018-05-19 06:10
Take nifty only. He’s the only piece they need
2018-05-18 00:20
#102
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United States Cherryyy
But then you have 2 awpers or 1 shit player. I’d do -Ska -fns +nifty +jks it would help so fucking much and c9 would be on top imo
2018-05-18 00:22
Nifty can flex
2018-05-18 00:44
#108
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United States Cherryyy
Not as well as ska or fns which is where jks comes in
2018-05-18 00:50
+1 this even though I don't want to dog the boys.
2018-05-18 02:54
Why do people rate Nifty so high? I dont get it, he is really not a good AWP'er
2018-05-18 11:38
He’s one of the best NA though. Him Shazam ska and jdm are really all NA has
2018-05-18 19:43
Ez for the best player who ever played CSGO, Justin Savage.
2018-05-18 10:59
EleGiggle
2018-05-17 22:59
ok
2018-05-17 22:59
Renegades need to get liazz to replace BOTSTILO They could also sign BnTeT over AZR/jkaem if they can afford to give up AU roster Or at least Rickeh (who can also play great with rifles, not only with awp)
2018-05-17 23:04
they had internal issues with rickeh so they wont bring him back. they should get bntet instead of jkaem and liazz to replace ustilo. im not sure azr will leave considering him and jks have been together for a very long time now.
2018-05-17 23:15
jkaem is good -azr +bntet is better
2018-05-18 07:14
They wouldn't drop azr tho, that's why I mentioned him and jks being together for so long.
2018-05-19 02:24
They ran a line up with Rickeh before and it didn't work out, doubt he'll be up for it again.
2018-05-17 23:17
If BnTeT replaced Ustilo and Liazz replaced Jkaem they would have 3 Australians (as they do now) and an Asian who already is eligible to play in the Asia minor
2018-05-17 23:33
jkaem best player in the team atm idk why you want 2 replace him
2018-05-17 23:52
Jks is by far the best, It's not even a debate
2018-05-17 23:57
I think it'd be good but is there any proof BnTeT speaks English? I hope I don't embarrass myself. Also even if they just replaces Jkaem with BnTeT or Liazz keeping the core AU roster would be amazing for an Australian fan like myself.
2018-05-18 02:56
#128
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Singapore repu1se
ye BnTeT has done interviews in English. His English is pretty decent actually.
2018-05-18 03:00
Sounds good then.
2018-05-18 03:04
jkaem? Hello? are you okay? He's the best player on the team lmao
2018-05-17 23:50
#144
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Finland AdolfH
I can't really remember Jkaeam performing that well. I've seen him being on the bottom 2 consistently.
2018-05-18 07:12
He's not the best player on the team. Jks has been their best player.
2018-05-19 02:26
+1 jkaem is inconsistent too
2018-05-19 10:19
Expected
2018-05-17 22:59
Rage?
2018-05-17 22:59
#101
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Sweden swedz2
ragequit /quit in console
2018-05-18 00:22
rip Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-05-17 23:00
depression expected from NA xd
2018-05-19 10:19
Ok
2018-05-17 23:00
#14
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Germany MaxGamiing
Lul
2018-05-17 23:00
#15
jks | 
North America xdrax
F
2018-05-17 23:00
#17
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Poland Banan_IDK
Was it bad food? im pretty sure thats the reason.
2018-05-17 23:00
#83
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United Kingdom XNL
>Polish food >Good food Pick one
2018-05-17 23:50
Said Brit WTF
2018-05-18 00:45
#106
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Poland Banan_IDK
ok i pick good food where are we going with this are you gonna make me some?
2018-05-18 00:45
ImAPet inc
2018-05-17 23:00
#58
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Germany makolegat
+1
2018-05-17 23:16
#84
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United Kingdom XNL
Oh shit!
2018-05-17 23:50
Wouldn't be against this
2018-05-18 00:14
wtf
2018-05-17 23:00
I would've left too OMEGALUL
2018-05-17 23:00
Yeah I would've too, once they beat Faze in a BO3 on LAN they're basically the best in the world so they don't need a coach anymore.
2018-05-18 02:57
too bad that win didn't translate into a trophy ;>
2018-05-18 02:59
Oh didn't you see the trophy they have in the gaming house from beating Faze?
2018-05-18 03:04
":D"
2018-05-18 03:04
Ahh good you got the bait, Faze fans are usually 'passionate', I mean so are Australians.
2018-05-18 03:06
#23
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Dominican Republic asdawda
why?
2018-05-17 23:00
#25
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Azerbaijan IMakeHS
nice pic
2018-05-17 23:00
Nice to hear that
2018-05-17 23:01
#33
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Poland OvniDlix
Nooooooooooooo that will hurt Renegades a lot ;c He was always very emotional and really wanted them to succeed it's sad that he is leaving them
2018-05-17 23:01
Can't really help a team that has to keep 3 AUS shitters for the Aisa minor. Meanwhile the only way they can win is if nifty or Jkeam hard carry.
2018-05-17 23:11
Nifty only hard carried that one map at IEM Sydney, JKS has been stepping up recently.
2018-05-17 23:18
Jks is easily the best Renegades player, Don't act retarded Liquid fan
2018-05-17 23:19
wrong,
2018-05-17 23:53
Idiot
2018-05-17 23:58
Just look at todays game hltv.org/matches/2322810/renegades-vs-sk.. 17 kills ahead of 2nd, Yesterday Jkaem had a MONSTER performance on Overpass against Grayhound but only finished +1 more than Jks in the entire bo3, Don't be stupid
2018-05-18 00:01
+1
2018-05-18 02:58
#75
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Australia NotSoMLG
false. look at the case of hr. they have 3 minors to choose from: cis, eu and asia. they choose cis as its where most of them live not because rules state they have to. rng only need 1 player from that region to play in that minor. they choose asia cause its the easiest.
2018-05-17 23:37
Aussies counts for Asian Minor here
2018-05-18 00:46
#112
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Australia NotSoMLG
yeah but they dont need 3 is what im saying
2018-05-18 01:35
technically u can have bntet + 1 aussie + 2 na + jkaem
2018-05-18 01:42
Nice
2018-05-17 23:01
They might win a game now
2018-05-17 23:01
#38
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Bulgaria nekzcs
SPUNJ??
2018-05-17 23:02
Now people will see how much Impact this guy had on Nifty’s leadership. RIP
2018-05-17 23:02
#41
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France potatomato
expected
2018-05-17 23:04
INB4 PEACEMAKER JOINS XD
2018-05-17 23:04
please no
2018-05-17 23:15
-kassad +spunj new coach???
2018-05-17 23:05
That would be sick af
2018-05-17 23:30
#113
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Australia NotSoMLG
YES
2018-05-18 01:35
+1
2018-05-18 03:00
#45
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Poland kick_michu
no more Renepause
2018-05-17 23:08
Haha good meme
2018-05-18 03:00
#46
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Poland kvvach
Imapet join renegades Kassad add to valiance mark my words
2018-05-17 23:11
#51
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
haha could be
2018-05-17 23:12
#66
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Sweden smackeB
who?
2018-05-17 23:28
my thoughts too :S:S:S:S:S::S:S:S:S Lasy is going home :D
2018-05-18 02:06
Yeah it's a possibility, could also go to imperial because of nexa but unlikely.
2018-05-18 03:02
#48
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
rip
2018-05-17 23:12
Just a shit coach like 95% of them
2018-05-17 23:12
Rip
2018-05-17 23:13
oh wtf what a dog
2018-05-17 23:15
not too bad. hopefully they can get a better coach now.
2018-05-17 23:16
Impaet
2018-05-17 23:40
Anyone but Peacemaker please
2018-05-17 23:19
+1
2018-05-17 23:29
#63
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Finland Smoonah
Cheers XD eh
2018-05-17 23:19
#64
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Germany Flachzange
PEACEMAKER its your turn
2018-05-17 23:20
Please don't
2018-05-17 23:29
#78
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Germany Flachzange
xD they should give the former OpTic coach a try
2018-05-17 23:41
No one should let the teamdestroyer have one more try
2018-05-18 00:01
#65
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Serbia Daki187erz
sad u valiance :D
2018-05-17 23:22
NOOOOOOO
2018-05-17 23:29
Gl mate
2018-05-17 23:43
#81
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Estonia teremartin
ez. inc spunj
2018-05-17 23:44
wtf
2018-05-17 23:46
F ;,(
2018-05-17 23:55
Pls pick ImaPet and dont pick Peacemaker
2018-05-18 00:02
#97
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Turkey haram123
spawn and heaton go coach :D
2018-05-18 00:14
#100
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Japan Legoshi
+spunj?
2018-05-18 00:21
looking into kassad past teams, ive seen that kassad played with NiKo and YNK (the commentary desk guy) in the serbian Refuse team, lmao...
2018-05-18 00:33
Kassad was valiance&co coach and player when they were iNation :)
2018-05-18 02:13
SpunJ coach? ImaPet coach?
2018-05-18 01:15
#110
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Italy Kubyz
maybe +peacemaker?
2018-05-18 01:22
one of the worst coaches in cs:go
2018-05-18 03:36
please no
2018-05-18 07:32
if peacemaker joins as coach i need to learn some voodoo
2018-05-18 01:50
ahaha I'm crossing my fingers that he doesn't
2018-05-18 07:02
Srecno brate!
2018-05-18 03:33
he did a great job with renegades hope they'll find a dedicated coach like lamob0t
2018-05-18 03:37
Renegades need Bntet
2018-05-18 04:29
#141
jks | 
Australia Mosski
rip renegades :(
2018-05-18 06:55
who?
2018-05-18 07:10
Ty
2018-05-18 07:18
I would really like to see SPUNJ coach, but i highly doubt it will happen.
2018-05-18 08:28
It's probably gonna be ImAPet
2018-05-19 10:21
#153
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Serbia bra1np
kassad to Valiance and tier2 Valiance is coming :)
2018-05-18 11:33
#155
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Malaysia byaIi
nooooooo! wait what
2018-05-18 15:35
I think this is the reason behinds Renegades' spanking from Godsent.
2018-05-29 06:40
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