Official: kassad returns to Renegades

Renegades have officially confirmed the return of Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović as head coach, who had a surprise appearance ahead of their opening match against CyberZen at StarSeries i-League Season 6 on Sunday.

The Serbian coach left Renegades in May after his last event with the Australian squad at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, where they finished in 9-12th place.

During kassad's previous one year and a half stint with the former Australian lineup, he led them to two Asia Minor victories, an SL i-League Invitational title in Shanghai last year, on top of several playoffs runs including the 5-6th place at IEM Sydney 2018.

kassad is back with the "boys"

In mid-June, the 31-year-old was hired to guide Valiance, but he left after just four months, during which the team attended the Good Game League, in Poznan, and the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Europe Regional Finals, in Milan.

After bringing Oceanic talents Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai and Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas to North America, Renegades had a 6-0 winning spree in ESL Pro League Season 8 before reuniting with kassad in Kiev.

With Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward stepping up to be the shotcaller following Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis' departure and kassad standing behind the "boys" at StarSeries i-League Season 6, Renegades' new lineup went on to overcome their BO1 swiss format curse with a 3-1 record, cementing their first playoffs appearance at their LAN debut.

Renegades' complete roster is now the following:

Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage
Australia Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
New Zealand Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai
Australia Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas

Serbia Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović (coach)

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1015
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:
1071
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
eZ 4 the bois
2018-10-11 04:23
3 replies
eZ
2018-10-11 06:50
1 reply
Expected
2018-10-11 09:53
#54
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Australia iPinK_Guy
disband in 2 weeks
2018-10-11 19:39
keemstar is back
2018-10-11 04:24
6 replies
expected low comment
2018-10-11 04:24
Lol
2018-10-11 04:25
#17
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Indonesia Astranesia
Underrated comment
2018-10-11 04:30
ALEX IS A STUPID
2018-10-11 06:37
#50
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Malaysia byaIi
lol
2018-10-11 12:15
Lets get riiight in to the newwws! :D
2018-10-11 14:43
#4
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Italy steven513
omegalul
2018-10-11 04:24
xd
2018-10-11 04:24
#6
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United States drobotgamer
dang
2018-10-11 04:24
#7
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Australia Lachurs
He is a god
2018-10-11 04:24
slightly more difficult for ence now
2018-10-11 04:24
2 replies
#19
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Pakistan perth
but still ez 4 ence
2018-10-11 04:35
1 reply
#55
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Australia iPinK_Guy
its always ez 4 ence
2018-10-11 19:40
#9
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Panama cyain2029
Who
2018-10-11 04:24
#10
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Australia kTw0
POGGERS
2018-10-11 04:24
#11
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United States hoobit
Why chrome notification so late
2018-10-11 04:25
🦀 KASSAD IS BACK 🦀
2018-10-11 04:25
1 reply
#56
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Australia iPinK_Guy
who
2018-10-11 19:41
So what
2018-10-11 04:26
aussie aussie aussie
2018-10-11 04:27
3 replies
Kick jkam for nifty. I want a full ausi roster :D and myb kassad for spunj cuz hes a fucking legend i love him xD
2018-10-11 07:47
2 replies
Nifty is not australian
2018-10-11 09:35
first of all nifty isnt australian and secondly nifty SUCKS
2018-10-11 09:52
expected, he is a good coach
2018-10-11 04:28
#18
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New Zealand Eauor
nifty WAS THE PROBLEM
2018-10-11 04:32
10 replies
#20
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Australia CaZeR01
+1
2018-10-11 04:37
#22
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Australia ADAWG
Now he's on an average team that probably won't do anything and renegades have the two most talented OCE players. Definately a win for the renegades with kassad back in town to guide them.
2018-10-11 04:50
8 replies
Don't 100% agree... Gratisfaction AWP not as good as Nifty but hopefully Gratisfaction can do better over next few months
2018-10-11 05:09
6 replies
Nifty had one good map every 3 months and his IGL'ing was sub-par. Renegades playoffs appearances with new roster: 1/1 Renegades playoffs appearances since May with old roster: Literally 0.
2018-10-11 05:41
2 replies
#31
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Australia ADAWG
They were carried by NAF for so long that you din't notice it until he left. Nifty is good when he's on, but when he's off they lose. Also I agree that his IGLing wasn't that good
2018-10-11 05:45
1 reply
Yep. Nifty has an insanely high peak, arguably top 3 AWP NA at his peak. He has way more lows though..
2018-10-11 05:52
Nifty might be more flashy but Gratisfaction is a lot more consistent, Consistency is better than having 1 good game every 5
2018-10-11 07:53
1 reply
+1
2018-10-11 09:37
man nifty was freaking horrible, their second worst player. he just had that 1 good map out of 30-40 but thats it.
2018-10-11 09:53
+1
2018-10-11 07:52
ytb
2018-10-11 04:43
#23
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Australia Xplicid
NAISE
2018-10-11 04:50
K
2018-10-11 04:52
lmfao like they can do anything now
2018-10-11 04:54
3 replies
Well.. Yes they can. Look at the slump they went into when kassad originally left. No playoffs appearances.. nothing.
2018-10-11 05:00
2 replies
expected from chokeagedes fan
2018-10-11 06:12
1 reply
saltiness towards renegades expected from grayhound fan
2018-10-11 06:42
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African Union mikecool
YTB
2018-10-11 05:07
Wtf who is this? And what is "renegades"?????
2018-10-11 08:14
renegades is such a meme team
2018-10-11 10:40
who?
2018-10-11 11:22
ok
2018-10-11 11:55
POG
2018-10-11 14:41
#53
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Germany BIG2020
better keep him, he's good
2018-10-11 14:45
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