[VOD] Surprising roster changes and unexpected Minor results on HLTV Confirmed with kassad

100 Thieves coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović will be joining the HLTV Confirmed live show today at 20:00 to talk about his team and the start of ESL Pro League Season 11.

Timestamps:

Hotseat with kassad
1:06 - Introducing kassad
1:40 - What do 100 Thieves do in LA?
2:42 - kassad on working on his team’s mentality
6:51 - Is there a specific goal to remain at the top?
7:56 - Is CS becoming more individualistic?
9:54 - Do 100 Thieves specifically prepare to face star players like ZywOo?
11:48 - How kassad started coaching and how his style has changed over time?
15:10 - What’s the outlook for kassad for 2020?
16:15 - What makes a good coach?
18:30 - How much does confidence matter?
19:30 - Were there any instances of potential rosters on the table?

Recent news
23:25 - MAD Lions bench HUNDEN
25:17 - “Something doesn’t add up” - kassad on HUNDEN’s situation
31:30 - AcilioN replacing HUNDEN. Is it good or bad?
36:07 - ALEX steps down from Vitality
43:50 - “I’m afraid that he made the wrong decision” - kassad
47:51 - AGO sign seventh player

Minors
51:00 - Overviewing the Minors
52:41 - Talking Europe Minor
54:18 - Surprises in the European Minor lineup
1:03:33 - Changes in the teams that didn't qualify?

EPL S11: Groups A and B
1:07:00 - EPL format and team list
1:09:45 - Group A: will Astralis prevail?
1:12:57 - Group B: will Na’Vi keep their pace?
1:17:40 - Talking EPL’s continuous LAN format
1:20:00 - Predicting the teams to top groups A & B

FLASHPOINT
1:24:40 - Team lineup still not finalized (but known?)
1:26:26 - Talking FLASHPOINT’s format and lineup
1:31:28 - The buy-in aspect

Playtime
1:39:25 - kassad on his fellow Serbian nexa playing in G2
1:41:26 - Can any player eventually become an IGL?
1:44:34 - Is it a problem for star player like NiKo to explain his view as an IGL?
1:46:10 - Economy, krieg, schedule, booths, Valve - good or bad?
1:52:07 - The final words from kassad

The podcast will touch on the shocking news of Alex "ALEX" McMeekin's departure from Vitality and MAD Lions benching Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, as well as Complexity's miracle Minor run and underwhelming showings from OG and Heroic.

The Serbian tactician will join the show on Twitch

Alongside kassad, the standard HLTV Confirmed panel will be breaking down the news, featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda.

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Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
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
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LUL what omg i thought Kassad left smh
2020-03-10 12:52
BAD MOVES
2020-03-10 12:55
nt brasilian
2020-03-10 12:58
#14
NiKo | 
United States Frotha 
Father Kassad, Another 1 00t
2020-03-10 13:05
#44
WARDELL | 
Ukraine Xe0m 
me 2
2020-03-10 19:27
Wanna have fun with a naughty girl? Visit site —> girlz.fun
2020-03-11 14:22
#2
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Australia CrashrMate 
Nice
2020-03-10 12:52
OG = Online, Garbage
2020-03-10 12:53
#38
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Germany AlmightyLou 
Godsent not onliners at least, legit team. We'll see at EPL mate.
2020-03-10 17:01
#4
Xyp9x | 
Denmark grindz 
unexpected
2020-03-10 12:52
Cool
2020-03-10 12:52
#6
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Sweden WaSee 
p0dcast
2020-03-10 12:53
YES
2020-03-10 12:53
#8
draken | 
Romania Obuz8 
Ok
2020-03-10 12:54
god kassad #1 Serbian coach
2020-03-10 12:56
k
2020-03-10 12:59
Kassad will say that he will kick Adren and Sanji No need to watch KEKW
2020-03-10 12:59
What the fuck?
2020-03-10 13:10
huh?
2020-03-10 14:03
#28
pronax | 
Hungary Gombi_ 
Flair doesn't check out.
2020-03-10 14:46
Trollink kekw
2020-03-10 15:21
#33
pronax | 
Hungary Gombi_ 
#28
2020-03-10 15:22
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Please ask him when are they gonna replace Gratata with any pro awper so that 100T doesnt get held back or dragged down.
2020-03-10 13:04
#34
Europe Dov 
But.. he's meme quality with his moustache, no way they are kicking him
2020-03-10 15:31
#36
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
In that case they should forget about winning anything , ever.
2020-03-10 16:10
#39
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Germany AlmightyLou 
Okay find a better AWPer from the region or who's willing to go for this opportunity. I'll give you time.
2020-03-10 17:02
#40
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France LeDiplomate 
Alistair
2020-03-10 17:09
#43
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
#40 Also literally any pro from any team would be an improvement over Gratata and pretty sure many would be willing to go for the opportunity
2020-03-10 17:14
I'd love to see hallzerk in 100T
2020-03-10 23:29
#61
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
oh i would love to see that happen too , but it aint likely for anytime soon though.
2020-03-11 09:43
#46
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Finland Miroyev 
nt he just had a little bit bad blast and iem
2020-03-10 20:53
#47
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
guy is the worst awper in Top 15 teams .Carries the most expensive weapon in the game and rarely pulls in a 1.0 rating . He`s shit , clearly the weak link in the team
2020-03-10 21:05
#48
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Finland Miroyev 
But they are clearly working very well as a team so I don't see why roster change would be needed just yet
2020-03-10 21:14
#50
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
if finishing in playoffs regularly is what means a team`s working clearly well , its not. They need to do more than that and win , or atleast make it into the finals with consistency. Hasnt happened with yet and doesnt seem to happen with this roster either . They have reached their potential, they need a change
2020-03-10 22:00
#52
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Finland Miroyev 
For an Australian team they are by far the best ever and I'm not sure there are many potential players in the scene to make them a top 1 contender. Maybe Alistair but I doubt he would be much better, gratisfaction used to be a god in AU scene as well. But sure if they'd want to go international then I guess why not
2020-03-10 22:09
#53
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
They should go Intl , i mean Jkaem isnt from Oceania , no ? They got a big org at their back who would be willing to throw out money for someone and i am pretty sure many would be willing to join them too.
2020-03-10 22:11
#55
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Finland Miroyev 
True, that could work, they would just have to find a player really worth taking
2020-03-10 23:16
#60
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France LeDiplomate 
I think they already thought about that but t1 awpers are not that common, and they need to find someone who fits out of the game, and has THE BOYS spirit (like jkaem, the most aussie Norwegian). In the end I think they didn't find anyone out of the AU scene that would fit.
2020-03-11 08:02
#62
ANa | 
Asia Jandasemok 
Don't u dare. He has the coolest name in entire csgo. GRATISFACTION!
2020-03-11 12:58
#63
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
coolest name AND coolest moustache . But its the truth that he is shit mens((
2020-03-11 12:59
#64
ANa | 
Asia Jandasemok 
100thieves is similar to astralis. They relied on good structure and strats, not like navi or vitality. So I guess Gratisfaction is already fit in it, he would sacrifice for his teammate like azr do, and let jks and jkaem frags. But when the strats dont work, they crumbled. Only jks who sometimes pops out.
2020-03-11 13:07
#66
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
i agree with everything you said and many have drawn same similarities between the 2 teams before too . Now i am not comparing Device and Gratata here but Astralis struggles 50% of the team when Device cant put up numbers . Most of every team , regardless of their playstyle has their awper either their first star player , or the second . In Gratat`s case however , i would rather bank on AZR to get more frags. He holds the most expensive weapon in the game , yet cant put up big numbers . Thats a problem in every and any system imo. If 100T`s playstlye doesnt suit or allow him to play more freely and shine , maybe they should give him a chance too. The guy is a great awper but he performs in like 1 out of 10 matches.
2020-03-11 13:20
#67
ANa | 
Asia Jandasemok 
Yeah, it's kinda shame when awper not gettting much impact in the game. I hope Kassad can optimize gratisfacion potential. Otherwise, they should bring more stabilized awper. Btw, It's nice to have a great discussion in hltv. Thanks bro. Sometimes I'm sick of hateful and cockiness talk here.
2020-03-11 13:34
#70
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Yea they should . It's gonna be really tough for them to find someone since AZR said that Smooya didn't fit in their system when he was loaned to them. And it was nice for me to have a great discussion too , the toxicity here most of the times has got my mood turned off too and I rarely ever do a serious conversation anymore. Thanks to you too!
2020-03-11 15:12
#71
ANa | 
Asia Jandasemok 
OOT, How is the situation in ur country, regarding hindu supremacism in India? Does it escalate the hostility between both countries?
2020-03-11 15:59
#72
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Well anything mildly happening escalates the hostility between the 2 countries. The way we see it , they have been doing that supremacism in Kashmir for as long as 2 countries have been independent. Nothing new. Good and bad people on both sides, just that they got alot of bad on government level.
2020-03-11 16:29
#74
ANa | 
Asia Jandasemok 
Interesting. Hats off to u for being neutral to this case. Regarding Kashmir, I think we have to go back after WW2, where Britain made the india and pakistan border so disorganized (on purpose I guess). So both countries always fight each other for the territory.
2020-03-11 19:45
#75
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
from what our history text books say (this clarification is important since the books on either side say different things) , Radcliffe was the one who demarcated the boundaries and the Hindu/Indian leaders` influence forced the borders to be so disorganized. Back then the territory was some under Hindu guy and the population was Muslim who wanted to join Pakistan , till this day its still exactly the same situation.
2020-03-11 20:00
unless he drops to Na'Vi Guardian level shit, i doubt he will be kicked. hes inconsistent, but when he has a good game he pops off. if they were to replace him, i would say either Alistair or Sico would be good Aussie choices. (idk if Sico would change though)
2020-03-12 11:13
#77
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
pops off for sure but like 1 in 10 games. I dont follow AUS scene so no idea about the awpers there but i dont think or feel they are gonna have some kind of a problem to go for an Intl awper though.
2020-03-12 11:14
What
2020-03-10 13:10
Kassad <3 such a gentelmen
2020-03-10 13:19
#19
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World Beard43 
Kassad!! I have to catch this one on the replay, 0530 is definitely not happening.
2020-03-10 13:22
#20
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
Kassad pog
2020-03-10 13:27
#21
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United States stotte 
Friendly reminder that kassad left Renegades. Then Nifty left Renegades. Then kassad magically came back. Its a coincidence boys Nifty is a good IGL trust me
2020-03-10 13:31
xd
2020-03-10 14:03
Top 5 GO coach for sure :)))
2020-03-10 13:36
#35
Europe Dov 
I can't even name 5 coaches
2020-03-10 15:32
Zonic, Devilwalk, Zews, Starix/Kuben
2020-03-10 16:15
#42
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France LeDiplomate 
Starlix 0/8 he played in the Minor Closed Qualifier
2020-03-10 17:10
Rip ence
2020-03-10 13:40
#24
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Indonesia st4yn1ght 
Finally someone said it, FLASHPOINT teams still not finalized, with 3 more spot for founding member BUT every t1 teams already in ESL Pro League and every t2 t3 teams already participate in FLASHPOINT qualifier. Who they gonna bring?? Almost no team left good enough to be founding member or good enough for banter system that they going for.
2020-03-10 13:55
#65
ANa | 
Asia Jandasemok 
If I'm not mistaken, they will invite chaos and havu which already had been eliminated from the semifinal flashpoint global qualifier. Kayaknya lho bos.
2020-03-11 13:16
ok
2020-03-10 14:04
#29
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Australia Chereska 
Nice
2020-03-10 14:59
#30
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Other ustad_gaul 
Hmm
2020-03-10 15:09
#31
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Brazil Dyones100 
Kassad on HLTV HLTV CONFIRMED
2020-03-10 15:14
surprised theres not just 1 section for all minor news
2020-03-10 17:10
very smart and nice person
2020-03-10 20:24
#51
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Serbia KS4 
Legend kassadoooo!!!!!!!
2020-03-10 22:09
would be nice to hear your guests talk more instead of useless rants by spunj though I doubt his narcissistic ego would be ok with that
2020-03-10 22:35
+1 Hahaha
2020-03-10 23:24
CSgo desk/analysts in a nutshell.
2020-03-11 01:57
#59
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Obviously it's good to see spunj as an Aussie but CS summit end of last year was sofa king annoying.. he just ranted about BS the whole time.. I get it was causal but it was so annoying. Then on blast... He was a broken recording saying CS doesn't make sense to HIM anymore. That's not an analysts job, it's the ramifications to the scene, not his individual expectations. He needs to do his job again. Thorin is a big controversial personality but when he shows up he does his job. Spunj is getting too big for his britches while phoning it in.
2020-03-11 03:37
Couldn't agree more. Spunj used to be my favourite analyst by far until his ego skyrocketed and he became a self-righteous prick who thinks people want to hear him spewing shit about things totally unrelated to CSGO. He does need to do his job again and I hope he will.
2020-03-11 17:08
#68
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Sweden axelious 
+1
2020-03-11 13:48
Wanna hear more from Kasdad
2020-03-12 11:16
#79
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Albania alienexe 
serbian shit
2020-03-14 14:20
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