kassad joins Valiance as coach

MIRAA
June 13th, 2018 19:30

Valiance have announced that former Renegades coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović has been hired to guide their CS:GO team.

The 31-year-old had been on the lookout for a new challenge since stepping down from his role with Renegades, last month.

This will be kassad's fourth coaching stint, after previously guiding Wolf, mousesports and Renegades. He spent over a year with the Australian team, whom he led to first-place finishes at two Asia Minors and at the StarLadder i-League Invitational #2.

kassad will coach Serbia's strongest team

Currently ranked 35th in the world, Valiance were last seen on LAN at the Qi Invitational, where they lost to GODSENT in the semi-finals.

In Valiance, kassad will reunite with compatriots Luka "emi" Vuković and Nestor "LETN1" Tanić, with whom he attended IeSF World Championship 2016, where iNation finished top eight.

"I am delighted with the fact that I have the chance to work with Valiance for the remainder of the year," he said in a statement.

"I have been approached by several other organisations, but I have decided to work with Valiance. I genuinely believe in their general plan and vision they have established.

"A huge plus is definitely the fact that I know these players personally. I am looking forward to working with them in order to succeed in accomplishing the goals we have set together."

With kassad's addition, Valiance's roster looks as follows:

Macedonia Anel "NENO" Ceković
Serbia Luka "emi" Vuković
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja "huNter" Kovač
Serbia Nestor "LETN1" Tanić
Serbia Aleksa "Impulse" Stankić

Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
555
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
640
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
252
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Macedonia Anel 'NENO' Ceković
Anel 'NENO' Ceković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
572
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
#1
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Czech Republic 2FaZed 
Nice to see this, gl
2018-06-13 19:32
#2
Sadokist | 
Slovenia VidR 
Nice
2018-06-13 19:31
#3
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Czech Republic 2FaZed 
Laol
2018-06-13 19:31
#6
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Czech Republic 2FaZed 
What the fuck
2018-06-13 19:32
sonic ???
2018-06-13 21:43
expected
2018-06-13 19:32
#5
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Spain SlaaMM 
first
2018-06-13 19:32
#7
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
cool
2018-06-13 19:32
nice, tier4 team
2018-06-13 19:32
hahah nt
2018-06-13 21:43
fine, tier3.5 team? huge downgrade from renegades. i woulda expected him to join some sort of renowned european team.
2018-06-13 22:31
he looks a bit turkish
2018-06-13 19:32
You mean he looks like Moe without all the weight?
2018-06-13 19:33
turks are white?
2018-06-13 19:34
i am white :thinking:
2018-06-13 19:36
you hate em?
2018-06-13 19:36
i hate who
2018-06-13 19:36
white
2018-06-13 21:44
#36
SPERMY | 
Bangladesh KPACTEP 
you're probably serbian/croatian/bulgarian then
2018-06-13 19:40
#75
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Turkey Kebabmaster 
me white
2018-06-13 20:47
Thank god he is back, Serbia needs him :( Best coach in CSGO history
2018-06-13 19:32
+1
2018-06-13 19:43
+1
2018-06-13 21:44
#90
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Brazil improkdawtf 
best coach is coldzera stupid noob
2018-06-13 21:46
#114
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Australia MattJKS 
+1
2018-06-14 00:12
from t2 to t5 ok
2018-06-13 19:33
ok
2018-06-13 19:42
from tier2 to tier2
2018-06-13 21:44
#15
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
He left renegades for this
2018-06-13 19:33
#99
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United States Wetness123 
probably went from a $8k per month salary to $2k per month.
2018-06-13 21:50
3k lol? players have around 1.8k euros
2018-06-13 21:53
#106
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United States Wetness123 
yeah i wasnt sure if Valiance was maybe a bigger org in other esports. I get that he was maybe homesick but shit dude, he had a good job in NA.
2018-06-13 21:54
you never know what was behind the scenes. maybe they sacked him
2018-06-13 22:42
#17
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
nice for Serbian cs :)
2018-06-13 19:33
#74
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Serbia EKI.CS 
+1
2018-06-13 20:40
exactly
2018-06-13 21:44
#18
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Luxembourg 08bait 
VALIANCE overrated team
2018-06-13 19:33
wow, very nice upgrade. gl
2018-06-13 19:33
#20
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Germany VeryMouzGuy 
kassad is a good coach he can make something out of them
2018-06-13 19:34
#21
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Spain JasonRacism 
''Left'' a team with potential for this? Sigh ... Next thing you know he'll be begging them to bring in Nexa on the team xD
2018-06-13 19:34
#43
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United States Acetk 
Guess he was homesick but still seems like a bad move from him.
2018-06-13 19:44
#46
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Spain JasonRacism 
I can't remember but im pretty sure it was never announced if he left or if he was dropped, A year with Renegades and he still couldn't fix their anti eco's ... Sure he had great passion and was really into all the games but that's not enough to call him a good coach
2018-06-13 19:48
#47
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United States Acetk 
True im sure the announcement for our new coach is IMMInent.
2018-06-13 19:49
#51
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Spain JasonRacism 
Yeah either Renegades or Tainted Minds, He said he was open to moving to New Zealand on twitter and a more recent tweet he said he is going to the Asia minor soooo
2018-06-13 19:52
#49
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United States Acetk 
Also kassad made an announcement and said he decided him self so I think he just left.
2018-06-13 19:51
#65
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Twinaye 
a coach simply cant just fix an anti ecoes, thats down to the players not being retards
2018-06-13 20:13
well team results went to shit after he left so he's not as bad as u say
2018-06-13 21:46
#95
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Spain JasonRacism 
They literally played 1 event? Renegades are inconsistent with or without Kassad
2018-06-13 21:47
#22
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Finland Ingested 
downgrade
2018-06-13 19:34
+1
2018-06-13 19:53
#23
SpawN | 
Bulgaria nrgtop1 
Still wont do shit
2018-06-13 19:34
#54
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Sweden Eurodiller 
xdd
2018-06-13 19:54
nt cerq
2018-06-13 21:45
#98
SpawN | 
Bulgaria nrgtop1 
nt no famous players that have done anything
2018-06-13 21:47
time will tell
2018-06-13 21:52
#107
SpawN | 
Bulgaria nrgtop1 
lmao
2018-06-13 21:55
#116
mimi | 
Norway NoregNik 
Lmao you're retarded
2018-06-14 00:33
Valience now T1
2018-06-13 19:34
#55
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Australia Turkenistan 
Hahaha
2018-06-13 19:55
Bring back YNK and NiKo and we 2014 again
2018-06-13 19:34
ynk would be too op igl
2018-06-13 21:46
valiance>renegades in a few months
2018-06-13 19:35
#37
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Romania sebidafoxy 
Easy peasy lemon squeezy
2018-06-13 19:40
#44
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Spain JasonRacism 
No
2018-06-13 19:46
#59
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Ireland senzaja 
yes
2018-06-13 19:59
yes
2018-06-13 21:46
#48
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United States Acetk 
Only see that happening if renegades sell the team which won't happen.
2018-06-13 19:50
#29
NiKo | 
Serbia Krosis 
Expected and much needed
2018-06-13 19:35
jes aj ar agri
2018-06-13 21:46
#33
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Brazil digozamaral 
Good pick
2018-06-13 19:36
#45
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Netherlands Alkapzion 
+1
2018-06-13 19:47
#34
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Croatia MrMate 
Expected
2018-06-13 19:36
yes
2018-06-13 21:46
ez keemstar
2018-06-13 19:37
#38
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Serbia bra1np 
Good. Hard work is coming! 🙂
2018-06-13 19:41
LEFT RNG JOINS VALIANCE LUL
2018-06-13 19:43
RNG LUL
2018-06-13 21:47
Better than valiance
2018-06-13 21:47
BeTtEr ThAn VaIlAnCe
2018-06-13 21:52
?? serbian scene????? plz stfu
2018-06-13 22:39
SeRbIaN sCeNe ? ? ? ? ? PlZ StFU
2018-06-14 00:11
#122
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Australia Not_One 
L
2018-06-14 16:00
I hope that kassad can fix vali because they are in a slump last few weeks :(
2018-06-13 19:44
#57
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Serbia Removekebab13 
+1
2018-06-13 19:57
+1 +1 4name
2018-06-13 21:47
#56
NiKo | 
Romania ZEPHiC 
That's a great news for us, fans of Valiance!!!
2018-06-13 19:56
#58
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Soon -impulse/emi +nexa
2018-06-13 19:58
Why would they remove impulse their awp????? Do u know anything about cs?
2018-06-13 20:21
#61
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Serbia aXilelele 
Nexa to vali comfirmed
2018-06-13 20:01
#62
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Serbia aXilelele 
Prob - emi
2018-06-13 20:01
#63
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Serbia BalkanGuy14 
Kassad is back!
2018-06-13 20:03
#64
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Serbia nebuchnzr 
I don't think this changes anything, they will stay stuck in top 30/40. If they bring in nexa than hopefully they could to do some more damage.
2018-06-13 20:10
#66
NeiL_M | 
Bangladesh bedtime 
🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 goes to a worse team lol wtf 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
2018-06-13 20:14
#71
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Europe stalingodynwa 
Good for them!
2018-06-13 20:38
#73
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Serbia NEXIXOX 
prassad ftw
2018-06-13 20:39
xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-06-14 00:46
#120
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Serbia NEXIXOX 
smorio se u Detroitu :D
2018-06-14 01:52
#76
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Turkey Kebabmaster 
is he assad
2018-06-13 20:48
#119
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Serbia NEXIXOX 
he is prassad, that is pork :D
2018-06-14 01:51
#78
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Nepal DRK_21 
Who even cares rofl
2018-06-13 20:55
#102
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Europe treyhard 
cool
2018-06-13 21:51
#109
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Serbia banzae 
Budala
2018-06-13 22:39
T2 > T4 nice kassad
2018-06-13 23:41
What the fuck did you just fucking say about Valiance, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to Valiance over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.
2018-06-14 02:21
#115
nexa | 
Serbia KS4 
N1 Kassad !
2018-06-14 00:31
ez hu'NiKo'ter
2018-06-14 00:47
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