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.
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.