kassad to miss IEM Chicago

Due to visa issues, Renegades coach Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović won't be traveling to IEM Chicago with the team, the Serbian has announced.

The 32-year-old revealed in a Twitter post that his visa hasn't been processed in time for the Chicago event set to take place from November 6-11th in the Illinois city's Wintrust Arena.

kassad officially rejoined Renegades in October after suddenly appearing behind the team at StarSeries i-League Season 6 in Kiev. The Serbian had been coaching the former Australian lineup for one and a half year, but left for Valiance in May before reuniting with "The Boys", who were backed by Steve "⁠Ryu⁠" Rattacasa in his absence.

In Chicago, AZR will have to lead Renegades in without the help of kassad

Renegades were invited to IEM Chicago along with the tournament's announcement in August, two months before the team replaced Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis and Karlo "⁠USTILO⁠" Pivac with Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas and Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai.

With the restructuring of the team, where former in-game leader Nifty left for the new Envy roster, the calling role went to Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward, who revealed in an interview with HLTV.org that he was a proponent of bringing back kassad and said that the Serbian helps the 26-year-old with "a lot with stuff that sometimes I don't see."

Renegades' lineup for IEM Chicago can be found below:

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

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
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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 Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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
#3
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr
Too sad
2018-11-05 09:43
#6
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Albania blizaardy
visa in 2018 ffs
2018-11-05 09:44
1 reply
#73
jks | 
Australia Zilox
From Detroit to Chicago like wtf It's a domestic flight why do you need visas for that
2018-11-06 04:21
Theyll lose anyway who cares?
2018-11-05 09:44
5 replies
Nobody
2018-11-05 09:50
The new Renegades is God
2018-11-05 09:50
1 reply
Preach it my dude
2018-11-05 10:41
me :)
2018-11-05 09:52
#56
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African Union mikecool
i care ;(
2018-11-05 14:24
#8
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Denmark white_sheep
That is of no consequence.
2018-11-05 09:47
1 reply
Its worsen AZR call
2018-11-05 12:58
#9
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Denmark oskarsports
This is so sad can we hit 69 likes
2018-11-05 09:50
1 reply
#17
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Malaysia Suno[t]
ez4harimaumuda likes this
2018-11-05 09:54
#10
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Europe martwica
Still the boys gonna win whole tournament
2018-11-05 09:50
1 reply
#31
asap | 
Australia njld2
Fucken Oath!
2018-11-05 10:44
Why the fuck he looks like spunj
2018-11-05 09:54
Renegades >
2018-11-05 09:58
#22
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Australia CaZeR01
I am the big sad
2018-11-05 10:00
who?
2018-11-05 10:06
#26
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United Kingdom Argyl
Gotta love when almost every event in NA has visa problems
2018-11-05 10:22
1 reply
Becuase of muslims
2018-11-05 14:39
excuse me who?
2018-11-05 10:30
2 replies
Coach
2018-11-05 10:40
1 reply
Thank you Mr. Europe
2018-11-05 15:21
sad
2018-11-05 10:44
Sad news brothers, i won't watch the event just bc of this, fuck it #JusticeForKassad
2018-11-05 10:59
2 replies
Its not the tournament's fault lol. Blame the US immigration laws.
2018-11-05 11:24
1 reply
oh and let me guess.... you work at IEM right? Caught you fool, i wont watch your stupid event go fck urself
2018-11-05 15:07
no kassad no wins
2018-11-05 11:01
Stop giving events to NA, almost all NA events have missing players due to visa issues
2018-11-05 11:02
6 replies
funny that australia has visa issues then when aussies try to go to USA they also have visa issues.
2018-11-05 14:40
1 reply
Except the coach is Serbian, not Australian
2018-11-23 12:41
No its the players countries problems. Sad to see people blaming the US when it's not our fault.
2018-11-05 15:45
3 replies
Lmao you’re deluded
2018-11-07 15:25
1 reply
Im deluded because I disagree with you
2018-11-07 18:21
The US government are the ones that grant visas into the US... so yeah, I'd say it's pretty valid to blame the US.
2018-11-23 12:41
I'm mostly worried by the implication that renegades aren't invited to the Asian minor like always from the post.
2018-11-05 11:03
1 reply
#49
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Australia Shlapsham
There are no invites to any minor for this major
2018-11-05 13:10
well RIP the boys
2018-11-05 11:10
Kassad who ?
2018-11-05 11:21
Next news: Kassad to leave Renegades. Next next news: Kassad to rejoin Renegades.
2018-11-05 11:22
why is this news? just coach
2018-11-05 11:59
1 reply
#74
jks | 
Australia Zilox
Hes very important in the team as this is AZR's 2nd lan igling
2018-11-06 04:25
stop posting news about irrelevant tier 52 teams
2018-11-05 12:07
It’s an upgrade for them
2018-11-05 12:56
Who cares
2018-11-05 13:11
AVANGAR did great performance at EPICENTER 2018, what do you think about them in Chicago. Do they have a chance vs mousesports and in the group as a whole?
2018-11-05 13:12
1 reply
No chance but would love to see them win if faze don’t
2018-11-05 15:42
#53
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Brazil cadik
who?
2018-11-05 13:32
With that performance Renegades are gonna miss it as well. Only chance is beating LDLC and getting 1k more. Placeholder team.
2018-11-05 13:59
#58
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African Union mikecool
Rip kassad. Gonna miss dat beard mate.
2018-11-05 14:31
Rip.
2018-11-05 16:16
Who?
2018-11-05 16:49
#68
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Australia .depuTy
first thought: "who gives a fuck"
2018-11-05 20:09
Thats sad, RIP RNG!
2018-11-05 20:29
1 reply
+1
2018-11-06 22:32
Expected from usa event
2018-11-05 22:03
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