kuben open to coaching offers

Former Virtus.pro coach Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski has announced that he is ready to listen to offers after a period on the sidelines.

The 31-year-old announced that he wants to compete "at the largest international events and fight for the most important titles" once again after spending the last few weeks reflecting on his career.

A member of the iconic Golden Five lineup that won several international 1.6 events between 2006 and 2009, kuben retired from gaming in 2013 and took up coaching two years later, reuniting with his former teammates Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and Filip "NEO" Kubski in Virtus.pro.

kuben wants to continue his coaching career

He led the Polish team to several titles, most notably in ELEAGUE Season 1 and at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, and to a runner-up finish at ELEAGUE Major Atlanta before being moved to an inactive position at the end of 2019, when Virtus.pro signed the AVANGAR roster.

"As a CS:GO coach, I’ve learned many mechanisms that facilitate teamwork," he wrote in a Twitlonger post.

"I constantly write these notes in a notebook to put them in order. But I have no intention to keep the acquired knowledge only to myself or to put the notebook on a shelf.

"I would like to share my experience and I am ready to take the challenge of coaching a new team."

kuben added that he does not rule out the option of "working for a European organisation or even going overseas". At the end of 2018, he was briefly linked with a move to TYLOO as the Chinese team looked for an experienced coach for the IEM Katowice Major. TYLOO ended up attending the event with Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov, who stepped down from the role after just four months in the job.

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
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Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
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Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
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Ukraine Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
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Denmark simple_0_major 
Too bad no one wants a washed-up coach known for coaching tier5 the past 2 years and before that known for choking the hardest someone has done in a major final
2020-02-23 20:37
Brazil hugoooo 
shut up
2020-02-23 20:38
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Europe Szino123 
Kuben said in an interview, that he really belived in Virtus Pro project but some of players had no motivation to play and that`s why it didnt work. He is really hard-working person with great knowledge of the game.
2020-02-23 22:42
rallen | 
Europe feex19 
can you say that without crying?
2020-02-23 20:38
Poland Julka 
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Europe _EpiC_ 
2020-02-23 20:46
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
No player from vp ever blamed Kuben for anything. Some players were just slacking.
2020-02-23 22:29
I don't see any mention about snax in that post.
2020-02-23 23:18
Poland Kazk 
2020-02-24 20:21
allu | 
Sweden Draden 
FaZe hardest major final choke
2020-02-23 20:48
Nah VP was worse. CT side train with bigger lead...
2020-02-23 21:18
Kuben 6 majors, device 4
2020-02-23 20:52
kuben legend
2020-02-23 20:57
1.6 Majors don't count -Not officially sponsored by Valve -4x year, No hard limit like now -"Majors" were just the biggest tournaments, no clear definition -Much less competetion, only like 10k viewers By your logic Device has 24 majors (Even more if you consider how much harder it was for him to earn these tournaments)
2020-02-23 20:57
What a fucking idiot hahaha
2020-02-23 21:05
I knew astralis fans were stupid but even you surprised me
2020-02-23 21:06
Serbia Jnordz 
Its not the Astralis part, he is from Denmark, explains the lack of a working brain.
2020-02-23 21:50
yup, +1
2020-02-24 08:49
yup I feel sorry for Astralis having fans like this
2020-02-24 12:59
2020-02-23 22:18
Retard alert
2020-02-23 23:28
Good baiter or just mentally ill. I hope you are not serious because world doesn't deserve a retard like you
2020-02-23 23:41
I'm not baiting so I guess mentally ill
2020-02-24 14:33
do u like bleach?
2020-02-24 00:50
It's very delicious for breakfast yes
2020-02-24 14:34
Lol what a moron
2020-02-24 05:39
Poland FitPolak 
That's one strong butthurt.
2020-02-23 22:01
+1 who cars bald polish bot
2020-02-23 22:29
-zonic +kuben
2020-02-23 23:08
Rejin wasnt even coaching and Mouz #2 btw He could be a decent pickup for some teams
2020-02-24 01:15
NEO | 
Poland Un1qu3_PL 
+1 good point mate
2020-02-25 23:10
Great coach, bad team. What do you expect?
2020-02-24 13:32
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Poland Hanse 
Bearded Dwayne Johnson
2020-02-23 20:44
Denmark minosss 
go to ago
2020-02-23 20:36
Poland Julka 
Emeritos Banditos inc
2020-02-23 20:36
Russia ToughGuy 
U mean emeritos washedupditos?
2020-02-23 21:08
pnarek | 
Poland PanArek 
2020-02-23 21:11
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2020-02-23 20:37
sitting on chair w/o any impact LUL gl
2020-02-23 20:37
Sweden meistr0 
Do not stay in Polish scene Kuben. Its a dead scene, go to a international team.
2020-02-23 20:38
dupreeh | 
Poland AvaroS 
2020-02-23 22:42
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Germany grabke 
lol stealing money I mean what did he even do with VP ??? He had zero impact obviously :)
2020-02-23 20:40
2020-02-23 20:47
Germany grabke 
Great now I only have to learn polish :) But seriously for sure Byali and Snax are idiots we see it now how they handled the recent end in ex-VP but Kuben is not a good coach ....
2020-02-23 20:57
kuben said that one player (snax) preferred to buy steering wheels and play Euro Truck simulator and the other preferred to play in the league of legend (propably vegi)
2020-02-23 21:18
Euro truck simulator best game ??
2020-02-23 22:16
Michu said that kuben was the only hardworking person in this team
2020-02-24 00:08
so who is a good coach?
2020-02-24 00:51
Norway JastrzebiKK 
I think Kuben is a really good coach, but VP took him away from control. He even said that VP didn't gave him enough "control", and let players decide about their lineup (what was obv crucial since snax and vegi played ets and lol).
2020-02-24 13:47
Estonia rYm 
lol no results for 4 years
2020-02-23 20:45
1st place on dreamhack las Vegas 2017 2nd place at major nt
2020-02-23 20:58
won dreamhack masters is not a result?
2020-02-23 20:59
Estonia rYm 
2017 wake up
2020-02-23 21:01
3.5 years ago tho
2020-02-23 21:12
Estonia rYm 
my point that kuben is old and useless
2020-02-23 21:13
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ferg | 
Europe Patcha 
old and useless?? after more 15years xp you such a noob ruski and estonian
2020-02-23 21:21
u said no result for 4 years tho...so are u retarded and cant do s1mple math?
2020-02-24 00:52
Snax | 
Poland Mratu 
still legend
2020-02-23 20:46
yeah , no.
2020-02-23 20:47
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
cool i'm also open to coaching offers, hit me up
2020-02-23 20:48
France LeDiplomate 
You want to coach my silver 3 mix?
2020-02-24 06:45
Good luck Kuben hope u will find good team in Murica
2020-02-23 20:49
2020-02-23 21:02
hopefully they buy him
2020-02-23 21:10
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United States sorcrcrc 
uuuuuuůh nein
2020-02-23 21:15
Poland KubelakK 
Really hope that he can succeed! He deserves it. I also want him to finally raise a major trophy, after a very sad final in Atlanta.
2020-02-23 21:17
ferg | 
Europe Patcha 
2020-02-23 21:19
GL :)
2020-02-23 21:24
Poland steenbro_ 
In the interview he said that at bootcamp he was begging one of the current exVP players to wake up early. Additionally some of the player were playing LoL, ETS2 instead of training in CS. Probably only kuben & snatchie cared about the team that much.
2020-02-23 21:30
saju | 
Poland PandaPL 
MICHU? He was the most hard-working in last Polish VP Roster, also Snatchie probably and Okoliciouz was the problem yeah?
2020-02-23 21:33
Poland steenbro_ 
Ye i forgot about michu. I doubt snatchie about snatchie cuz there was no problems in ago. Okolicouz joined and leaved VP quick. I bet Snax and Vegi
2020-02-23 21:43
saju | 
Poland PandaPL 
Okoliciouz, left because they wanted to add Phr, Oko just done one big mistake, he is entry-fragger and he agreed to play support role which not fit him correctly, as this role fits Phr.
2020-02-23 22:03
snax - ronaldinho of cs though
2020-02-24 21:52
Kuben looking for a free pay check again
2020-02-23 21:37
Other PekkaMarkkula 
Free paycheck? Not saying it wasnt but how do u know how much work he put in
2020-02-23 22:22
hes been with VP for how many years? Were any of the reoccuring issues fixed? What did Kuben do for all those lineups.
2020-02-27 23:44
+5 But delusional fans will never open their eyes wide enuf 😂😂🤣 Go hunt for a regular job already kubot
2020-02-27 23:48
-zonic +kuben
2020-02-23 23:07
every coach gets a free paycheck, whats u rpoint?
2020-02-24 00:54
No need to be jealous
2020-02-24 08:54
Yugoslavia blizaardyks 
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United States Darasso2000 
Here is the truth What Kuben said in recent statement On boot camp with ExVp he was doing his best, etc He even was begging some of exvp players to do their best. What’s more training sessions started at 11am and some of the players at midday still were in bed. He said that once he just got mad and was done begging one of the player to come to the training so they continued training with rest of the group (4 players) and one of them didn’t care (didn’t say who) and was doing something else (sleeping or something ) He also said that he got into tears on boot camp because one of the player didn’t care about the results and training and he had to beg him to focus on the game and stats. IMAGINE , Kuben was crying on the boot camp Because one of the player didn’t care about the game and ALL OF U say that he was the problem. Many polish players said that who they respect the most is kuben because of his in game knowledge and expirence and stats. Moreover Kuben is hard working and he was the only one (and Michu , snatcher) who really wanted to achieve highest goals but you guys still blame Kuben....
2020-02-23 22:22
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Slovakia mames 
+1 man
2020-02-23 23:03
Sri Lanka t0id1 
if its true thats really sad. This guy gets most of the blame on him even tho i havent hear a single bad word about him from anyone who worked with him, also vp was always the most tactic based team, who else played 4 sets of nades in pistol round? i believe he did really good work in VP but obviously experts who watched one game knows more than me
2020-02-23 23:04
+1 he doesnt deserve all the hate he gets
2020-02-24 00:10
it was snax who was sleeping...hes a piece of shit, i cant believe how many people blame kuben for vp and ex-vp's problems...
2020-02-24 00:56
i think a good coach can force them to do what he wants them to do. i mean "begging" is just make things worse because it means the coach has no respect.
2020-02-24 11:37
Its time to throwstars chokers
2020-02-23 22:23
good luck kuben, this guy can help alot of teams
2020-02-23 22:26
Poland simlar 
Snax said long long time ago that Kuben isn't a good coach soo idk that's he'll be helpful
2020-02-23 22:28
snax is a cancerious rat/snake. his opinion is pure poison
2020-02-23 22:47
just because snax said it, you dont know other story of it dont know how good coach kuben is, but his experience talks for itself, hes seen it all in both 1.6 and cs:go and that can help alot of teams that want to reach similar level
2020-02-23 23:25
snax is a piece of shit
2020-02-24 00:57
2020-02-23 22:28
anger issues... and ppl here defend this guy lul
2020-02-24 08:57
There was a cable
2020-02-24 11:05
-zonic +kuben
2020-02-23 23:06
Legend. Hope he will coach a good team.
2020-02-23 23:16
2020-02-23 23:54
name checks out
2020-02-24 01:38
name and fav team checks out
2020-02-24 02:14
2020-02-24 00:13
Poland Htcobakel 
Can he do anything more than give a high five after good play? Seriously kubik is also free and he has for sure better strategies than kuben.
2020-02-24 00:38
yes u know this "for sure"
2020-02-24 00:59
Poland Htcobakel 
I hope you know Kubik used to work for VP with kuben. Unofficially he said 'VP is a dead team without future [2018]. I don't want to be associated with their present and future results'. And he was right.
2020-02-24 13:45
what does that have to do with u knowing "for sure" that kubik has better strats than kuben? U avoided the topic completely with ut last comment lol
2020-02-25 00:28
Poland Htcobakel 
Kubik has YouTube channel and every single video is about tactics. He was hired as analyzer. In streams he often explained VP mistakes. He spotted many problems which kuben didn't see. He is really smart and meticulous guy. Kuben on the other hand one week before major was having fun at party or weeding.
2020-02-25 05:26
you guys have no idea of what the coach's function is
2020-02-24 01:39
Uninstall everybody. 2020 is the uninstall year.
2020-02-24 09:37
2020-02-24 23:33
Go to Liquid idk -AdreN +kuben
2020-02-25 18:39
If he was a good coach he’d never let it go into this situation in first place ☺️😊 washed up adult that doesnt wanna hunt for a regular job is it??!!! Gtfo already
2020-02-27 23:46
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