kassad leaves 100 Thieves
kassad first linked up with the Australian lineup featuring Justin "jks" Savage and Aaron "AZR" Ward at the start of 2017 and spent a year with the team during his initial tenure. A four-month stint with his countrymen in Valiance followed, but kassad ended up returning to Renegades before the end of 2018.
During the last two years with the Australian roster, kassad found plenty of success. He helped the team turn things around following the additions of Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas, and they rose from the 30th place in the world ranking to their peak place of fifth following a top-8 finish at the IEM Katowice Major. The squad finished even higher at the following Major (3rd-4th at StarLadder Berlin), and came close to a title at IEM Beijing in November after transferring to 100 Thieves.
Since the start of the year, 100 Thieves have had mixed results, with a 5-6th at IEM Katowice coming in between group stage exits at BLAST Premier Spring and ESL Pro League Season 11 North America.
In a Twitlonger post, the 33-year-old explained that he and the players had been "drifting apart in more ways than one for a while" while admitting to being "generally unhappy with our progress and stagnation." He added that he is open to offers as he looks to continue his coaching career.
100 Thieves are now: