iksou parts ways with Winstrike; pipsoN takes over as head coach

Winstrike have announced changes in their coaching staff, as former tactical coach Daniil "pipsoN" Mescheryakov has taken Dmitry "iksou" Mikhaylichenko's place as the team's head coach.

According to the announcement, the squad and iksou came to a mutual decision to part ways, with their long-time coach stating that he needs "a new challenge" going forward, ending his time with the team dating back to late 2017, when the core of him, Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys, and Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov were part of Quantum Bellator Fire.

iksou leaves Winstrike

pipsoN had been hired late last year as the team's tactical coach, assisting iksou with adding more structure to the team and changing their training process, which most notably helped the squad qualify for the IEM Katowice Major, where the team went 2-3 in the New Challengers Stage last month.

The 24-year-old has now taken over iksou's duties as the head coach, with his official debut in the role coming on March 19 in LOOT.BET Season 1's consolidation final, where Winstrike are set to face NoChance.

"Coaching is like a drug for me, and to get used to what you’re doing is the worst. At one moment I realized I’m losing more than I’m getting and it makes influence on my job. I need a new challenge," iksou said in a statement.

I'd like to thank Winstrike for all we’ve done together. I’ve had a great time. Special thanks to the team, who forgave all my mistakes and gave me a chance to grow. pipsoN continues to work with the team. He is young and aspiring. I hope the team will get to the top under his command and all these decisions are right."

Winstrike now have:

Russia Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov
Lithuania Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin
Russia Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen
Russia David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan

Russia Daniil "pipsoN" Mescheryakov (coach)

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Daniil 'pipsoN' Mescheryakov
Daniil 'pipsoN' Mescheryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
103
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.11
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'iksou' Mikhaylichenko
Dmitry 'iksou' Mikhaylichenko
Age:
37
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.05
DPR:
0.08
APR:
0.02
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1072
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
sad
2019-03-14 16:42
#3
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-03-14 16:42
mad lol
2019-03-14 17:35
#25
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
no
2019-03-14 17:37
Yes
2019-03-14 17:43
#19
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Poland F5_detector 
F5...
2019-03-14 16:51
24 yrs coach? WTF?
2019-03-14 16:42
#5
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
Yes?
2019-03-14 16:43
#7
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Brazil WORLD_CITIZEN 
No metter the age and yes the xp
2019-03-14 16:43
so even 16yrs old kid could coach a pro team??
2019-03-14 16:44
#12
HUMANS | 
Russia Men))) 
if he zonic son, yes
2019-03-14 16:45
#14
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Brazil WORLD_CITIZEN 
Dont know, maybe if he's qualified to do it...
2019-03-14 16:45
#22
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
There is 16 or 18 y/o coatch for one of NA teams, but i forgot which one. Hes doind pretty okay in NA mdl.
2019-03-14 17:15
F
2019-03-14 16:43
#6
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Moldova HLTV_Moldova 
wtf iksou is 37
2019-03-14 16:43
#48
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Bangladesh drvken 
legend
2019-03-14 21:20
#8
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
37
2019-03-14 16:44
good luck pasha technique
2019-03-14 16:44
#29
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Russia fl3x3r 
Nuzhen xanax...
2019-03-14 17:40
#11
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United States Acetk 
Really good coach i will always remember this story for when they were playing the decider match at the eleague 2018 cis minor. "The team had a bad mentality after the first map," explained iksou. "So I came over to them and said: 'I don't care if anyone sh*ts on me, but if some randoms sh*t on my friends, I will f*ck them.' The players were like, 'they are sh*tting on us?' So I told them that Spirit was saying we are bots and f*cking noobs but that they couldn't hear it because they had their headphones on. Immediately the guys got fired up, they were screaming, 'f*ck them!' But the truth is Spirit had not said anything, I faked it all. At that point, the team was so fired up that they won the next two maps, and now we are here." As iksou was telling the story, and Kvik translating on-the-fly, the whole team was crying with laughter—and so were we.
2019-03-14 16:45
That's what the coach should do
2019-03-14 17:10
#13
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Russia iGNISKEY 
Good luck iksou!
2019-03-14 16:45
iksou sounds like some weeb shit smh
2019-03-14 16:46
#16
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
He is not coach for real, all his coaching its motavition speech in pauses
2019-03-14 16:46
What are you writting? He was analyst on some tournaments and he is much better in tactics then 99.9% people here
2019-03-14 17:57
#36
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
iksou? pipson is analyst i wrote about iksou
2019-03-14 18:01
Are you bad in reading and have bad memory? iksou was QBF coach? Major Legend it is only in winstrike for last half and year he is not main tactical coach
2019-03-14 18:15
#39
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
u talking shit
2019-03-14 18:15
#17
sh1ro | 
China kazuk1 
pipson ,a person can't find a team in China?
2019-03-14 16:47
who again
2019-03-14 16:50
#26
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
Major legend coach iksou for QBF
2019-03-14 17:38
#20
mrhui | 
Japan HikkaN69 
XPC player LUL
2019-03-14 16:53
#23
1mpala | 
Russia dant1kh 
PipisoN :D (Understand only Russian comunity)
2019-03-14 17:17
good move, iksou isnt a tactical coach, hes more of a motivator.
2019-03-14 17:39
Pashabiceps is not awper he ix rather a good polish...
2019-03-14 17:58
he ix not good polish awper
2019-03-14 17:59
iksou knows CS Go tactic much better than 99.9% people here... QBF was Major legends
2019-03-14 18:16
he was mental coach u stupid mkey
2019-03-14 18:17
you are idiot LOL it is only last half and year Winstrike had 2 coaches. QBF and Winstrike had all tome only iksou iksou was analyst on some tournaments - Epicenter for example he knows csgo tactics on pro level and every team tactics
2019-03-14 18:21
eng pls
2019-03-14 18:23
you are an idiot) Winstrike had 2 coaches only some monthes. iksou created QBF and made them Major legends
2019-03-14 18:26
Well, wait when waylander out..
2019-03-14 17:44
Deadfox and waylander will create team "not more than 10 kills"
2019-03-14 17:59
#37
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
he is rel men
2019-03-14 18:06
How serious can a coach with the nickname "pipson" be?
2019-03-14 18:53
#46
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Myanmar xdcc 
Probably as serious as Sonic's son zonic.
2019-03-14 18:55
inb4 "Winstrike smashes Astralis as BoombI4 gets the MVP of BLAST São Paulo" i wanted to type "burger" with strikethrough text before "MVP of..." but hltv doesnt let this type stuff :C
2019-03-14 19:10
good luck
2019-03-14 22:23
#50
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Ukraine FeelBlond 
FFF I really liked him :(
2019-03-15 00:05
ThrowStrike
2019-03-15 11:52
this guy was bad anyway
2019-03-15 12:19
unlucky
2019-03-15 14:47
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