kassad: "We had two days of fundamentally bad CS; we made many simple mistakes that cost us both games"

100 Thieves coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović admitted that the team's fundamentals were not on point in their group stage matches at BLAST Premier.

100 Thieves are the first team to drop into the BLAST Showdown event from Group C after losing two straight matches, against G2 and their 2019 kryptonite opponents, Evil Geniuses, both by a 2-0 scoreline.

kassad was disappointed with the results in London

The Australians were a far cry from the team who peaked at No.5 in the world rankings in late 2019 after an impressive post-break run, and kassad conceded that his side paid the price for sub-par displays in both series.

"We're very disappointed right now, we had two days of fundamentally bad CS," he told HLTV.org. "We made many simple mistakes that should not have been there; they cost us both games."

"We were a little bit indecisive and a little bit stiff, and our fundamentals aren't on point. Right now, we're out of the first stage, luckily there is a Showdown later, so we can come back, but for IEM Katowice it just needs to be better."

The elimination series couldn’t have been against a trickier opponent after 100 Thieves had lost their previous eight maps against Evil Geniuses. The head-to-head record between the two teams seemed to get into the heads of the Australians as they were stomped 16-4 on the first map and wasted three map points on Nuke.

"They didn't do anything special on Train, it was just that we played scared, almost as if we were afraid of them or something," kassad said.

"You can see the rounds where we were supposed to push up but we didn't, rounds where we were supposed to play the post-plant as we played in practice for the last three weeks but we didn't. The fundamentals were not being executed properly, and the outcome was there: 16-4.

"I think we played a decent Nuke, to be honest, and we got them to 15-12. Then there was some sort of confusion in the last three rounds with some poor decision-making in some of the rounds. The initial confusion, where people didn't understand what was actually going on in the round, meant they caught us by surprise, by our own fault.

"It ended up in overtime and we made a couple of individual bad decisions there. I'd need to review the demo to actually see what was going on specifically, but I think that was the case and we ended up losing.

"We need to go back to practice and fix those things to play better. The next tournament is coming soon, so there's no time to whine or cry about it, it needs to be fixed and we need to be better."

100 Thieves will now travel to Serbia for a five-day bootcamp as they hope to cut out the mistakes from their game before the journey to Poland for IEM Katowice, where they will once again G2 in their opening match.

"We're going to change the way we practice to focus on different things and trying to fix them," the coach said. "If we don't, it can end up like this, but if we do we can just win the whole damn thing.

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
#2
FalleN | 
Colombia ksebas96 
NOOOO u so bad thats all XD
2020-02-16 01:48
#4
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Australia |bruh| 
he literally said that pepega
2020-02-16 01:49
#7
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Austria shaak! 
anlaki
2020-02-16 01:49
Instead of bootcamp they should just sent gratisfaction to a barber
2020-02-16 04:17
#39
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Australia Chereska 
They already did XD
2020-02-16 05:29
Ahahahahahhahahahaha
2020-02-16 05:41
imagine: - having gratata as awp -AZR igl XD -liazz should be streaimg or something -jkaem go nordavid
2020-02-16 01:56
#24
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Oceania sergei_ 
nt pablo escobar, your scene is so shallow that the best team is infinity and they cant even beat isurus with nbl
2020-02-16 02:32
lmao
2020-02-16 04:33
lol out loud
2020-02-16 12:43
Lmao bring aussie cs. Infinity vs 100T Tier 6 vs Tier 6. What You think ?
2020-02-16 17:04
#87
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Oceania sergei_ 
low quality bait
2020-02-16 17:10
Why so mad? For yesterday?
2020-02-16 17:16
100t can only win against t2 team like faze clan and nip Also grat and liazz can only perform good against faze and nip
2020-02-16 05:42
tfw they won against vitality
2020-02-16 09:58
#60
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Sweden MaNiHa 
Tfw vitality tier 2
2020-02-16 10:10
#75
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Sweden crittaN 
>top 6 team >t2 Pick one. I understand youre trying to be funny, but its only funny if its somewhat true or has some layer of irony. Saying ”the sky is red” isnt funny nor ironic, and neither is your statement. Better luck next time
2020-02-16 13:22
Vitality is tier 2, only relies on zywoo and if u remove him they won't be tier 2 anymore
2020-02-16 16:27
#92
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Sweden crittaN 
Nt NBK
2020-02-16 19:52
Nt gTr
2020-02-16 20:16
i mean if that’s their play style and it works, how is it bad? team built up around one player is still a team n i’m not even a fan of vitality
2020-02-17 23:23
Vitality is hella inconsistent so we can't still call it working playstyle
2020-02-18 07:18
the only team that has been very consistent so far is astralis and even they smh left blast w 0:2, so idk
2020-02-19 10:29
#95
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Sweden MaNiHa 
tfw crittaN t2 hltv user :/
2020-02-16 20:35
#103
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France LeDiplomate 
Imagine thinking NIP is tier 2.
2020-02-17 16:21
Nip is tier 2, tier 3 teams are like big, sprout and other
2020-02-17 17:53
#105
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France LeDiplomate 
nt but NIP is tier 999, just above VP.
2020-02-17 22:59
Wtf u talking bro, VP doesn't have any tier
2020-02-18 07:17
#15
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Chile strong221 
actually Pepega Clap
2020-02-16 02:06
Nt
2020-02-16 01:49
rip in peace 100t
2020-02-16 01:49
Rest in peace in peace?
2020-02-16 06:51
#70
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Romania SkipLD 
Smh my head
2020-02-16 11:17
#74
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France Face_January 
Ahaha
2020-02-16 13:05
vs G2 yes vs EG u was totally smashed
2020-02-16 01:49
#19
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Australia opzy 
Overtime on 2nd map and theyre good on inferno?
2020-02-16 02:21
This score is result of huge mistakes of EG Nuke didnt look close tbh, but EG lost all economy
2020-02-16 02:33
#83
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Australia kaos0002 
Literally said they lost both maps to mistakes so both teams bad but not as bad as virtus throw OMEGALUL KAPPA
2020-02-16 16:18
#8
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Australia |bruh| 
those two matches were painful
2020-02-16 01:49
#30
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Australia Albatrauz 
Yeah against EG they pretty much lost all of their post plants when they had a man advantage
2020-02-16 03:17
#35
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African Union mikecool 
FeelsBadMan ;( hopefully we'll come back stronger
2020-02-16 04:32
Shitisfaction is bringing this team down. Zero impact bot awper. Slow reaction time Dies first every round Whiffs almost every easy shot. Get rid of this idiot. Awpers are supposed to change the game. This bot can't change his nappies
2020-02-16 01:55
lul only one who killed ppl this weekend for 100t
2020-02-16 01:58
Nice brain
2020-02-16 02:08
Dont forget his stupid ass moustache!!
2020-02-16 04:19
100T need better coach, with more experience
2020-02-16 01:57
#14
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Netherlands KalterSins 
There were a lot of things wrong with 100T this weekend, but kassad was not one of them.
2020-02-16 02:03
#26
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Australia CaZeR01 
Are u dumb?
2020-02-16 02:52
why?
2020-02-16 13:48
#96
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Australia CaZeR01 
Because kassad has helped AZR become a pretty decent igl and the two of them mesh really well, also the fact that when he came back to the team after being removed on renegades they became instantly better
2020-02-17 01:05
-1
2020-02-17 05:40
#107
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Australia CaZeR01 
Nice bait u got me
2020-02-18 01:58
#40
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Australia Chereska 
Ok retard
2020-02-16 05:30
#97
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Australia CaZeR01 
+1
2020-02-17 01:05
0/8
2020-02-16 05:43
I'm listening why you don't agree
2020-02-16 13:49
What would 100t achieve removing kassad? U tell me
2020-02-16 16:29
Got better coach
2020-02-16 17:58
Lul this is definitely bait lmao
2020-02-16 19:36
or maybe kassad is just a shitty coach
2020-02-16 02:02
Or maybe their awper has zero impact
2020-02-16 02:22
yeah he's pretty bad though I don't think Sico would be much of an upgrade
2020-02-16 02:59
#28
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Australia Albatrauz 
Sico is ok but I don’t think he does that well against western teams
2020-02-16 03:14
#51
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Do you mean teams from the americas? Grayhound 1-0d EG and 2-0d liquid on lan
2020-02-16 05:58
#100
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Australia Chereska 
But can't beat Big
2020-02-17 07:09
#101
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Big in hometown. Is European “western” to you? I thought I was bad a geography. They beat mad lions at least for euro cred.
2020-02-17 07:35
#102
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Australia Chereska 
Where is west if there is no centre 😎
2020-02-17 09:31
#17
bruttJ | 
Australia JPT 
Disappointed with AZR's calls to be honest. Hopefully, they bounce back.
2020-02-16 02:10
lmao grati so bad
2020-02-16 02:15
He is an idiot bot
2020-02-16 02:22
ok
2020-02-16 02:23
Kassab? He was mayor of my city kkkkk
2020-02-16 02:29
They'll win Katowice 😎
2020-02-16 03:14
-8/8
2020-02-16 05:44
Mark my words man
2020-02-27 15:57
Let's see mens
2020-02-27 16:16
Unluko :c
2020-02-28 22:06
Yep that was hard luck on both maps
2020-02-29 08:19
-Kassad +pita EZ fix
2020-02-16 03:32
#43
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Australia csRIOTgo 
they don't need a psychologist. They had one working full time already...
2020-02-16 05:36
Hate to break this to you, but your guys have had over 2 years of* fundamentally bad CS.
2020-02-16 03:52
#36
cype | 
Finland deiasha 
Wtf are you talking about.
2020-02-16 04:33
#42
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Australia Chereska 
-> 2 major playoffs -> Bad cs Pick one
2020-02-16 05:32
+1 ppl are ignorant
2020-02-16 05:37
#53
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World Beard43 
+1 guy is dumb af
2020-02-16 06:34
Bad luck, you'll get them next time
2020-02-16 05:08
#41
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Australia Chereska 
Now a stacked showdown, no way they making it out of that...
2020-02-16 05:31
#50
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange -David Bowie To be clear, I’m a fan. But no results since major (2nd in Asia, ok) - Barely attending events, keeping same mental coach, coach, lineup. What the hell is going on in the camp? Yes they recently moved cross country but we’re seeing the same issues we saw post major.
2020-02-16 05:53
Yes let's just go back to the days of old Renegades when they were changing a player every couple of months and it did nothing, what they need to do is boot camp properly for the next tournament and be ready, we've seen them do it countless times before such as at Iem Katowice 2019 and Berlin they only go downhill from a lack of practice.
2020-02-16 06:39
#81
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
I think if they want to keep this lineup / modus operandi they need to attend a couple more events. I'd be interested to see what else you'd suggest.
2020-02-16 14:42
#56
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Australia Chereska 
There was really only one other big event between pro league and Blast. They’re attending events, but not every single one.
2020-02-16 06:50
#80
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
They're not match ready / keeping their confidence up. I think thats clear.
2020-02-16 14:41
#52
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Russia Zel0cE 
On l Nuke EG rofls tree rounds 15 12 /19 16
2020-02-16 06:04
#54
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World Beard43 
Really poor performance all round, learn from it and move on. Hopefully better performances come in the showdown, although the showdown will be more difficult than this group.
2020-02-16 06:37
Get rid of shitisfaction and everything will be fine
2020-02-16 06:56
Hope the boys find their form 🙏🙏
2020-02-16 10:56
SHIT TEAM SHIT PLAYERS SHIT COACH SHIT ORG ITS ALL SHIT
2020-02-16 10:57
Ok, now what?
2020-02-16 10:58
more bootcamps and practice mens)))
2020-02-16 10:58
Yes, jkaem believes they are the better team = they are the better team
2020-02-16 10:59
Not when they lose LUL, G2 #8 100T #10 We'll see whos better when they play at IEM Kato ;))
2020-02-16 11:00
It's all a ploy. G2 will underestimate the boys next match and will 32-0 them
2020-02-16 11:01
Nah, kennyS 120-0 pogchamp G2 16-1 16-1
2020-02-16 11:02
We see
2020-02-16 11:07
#71
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Poland friendlySeb 
Individual game struggled the most.
2020-02-16 11:21
#72
flusha | 
Cambodia PigFace 
I just dont think Grat is good enough if they want to keep moving up the rankings. He goes off one series and then bad the next 3.
2020-02-16 11:27
GOD GRAT
2020-02-16 18:21
#76
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New Zealand Iuca5 
Maybe rust? They couldn't hit any of their shots, no matter what plays you have if you cant hit headshots you wont win
2020-02-16 13:39
#79
Europe Dov 
OR The other team simply played better.. that's not an option??
2020-02-16 14:02
Gotta agree with most here... gratisfaction just doesnt have the impact an awper needs... not saying he is terrible by any means as he would anhilate me but they need a awper with impact that doesnt die in most opening battles. Id even be willing to trade grat for a rifler JKS can awp pretty well if they need it
2020-02-16 15:42
+1 for you -Gratata and -kassad +wins for 100T
2020-02-16 20:24
#99
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
Jks is too good with a rifle to be a primary awper
2020-02-17 05:52
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