LEGIJA steps in as interim head coach in BIG, DuDe takes leave

Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić has stepped back into his old role in BIG for upcoming tournaments, possibly including the Major.

Dustin "⁠DuDe⁠" Großmann is taking a break from coaching BIG due to personal reasons, with LEGIJA set to replace him in the role in the meantime, as first reported by Dexerto and confirmed by the German organization's CGO Christian Lenz.

LEGIJA will step back into his old role in the German squad, having previously coached a different iteration of the team in 2018-2019. The 30-year-old officially returns under the wings of the BIG organization, having already been working with them behind the scenes as an assistant coach since May following his exit from Envy.

LEGIJA steps back into his old role in BIG

While it's unclear for how long DuDe will be out of action, he is expected to be off duty at least until the end of the final Regional Major Ranking event at IEM Fall and possibly the PGL Major Stockholm, should BIG manage to gain enough RMR points to qualify for the Major.

Before BIG take part in the final qualifying stage towards the Major, the German team are set to play in Group B of BLAST Premier Fall, taking place on September 20-22 and also featuring NIP, G2, and MIBR.

BIG's lineup for the foreseeable future will be:

Germany Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz
Germany Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch
Germany Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische
Germany Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne
Denmark Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade

Germany Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić (interim head coach)

Germany Dustin "⁠DuDe⁠" Großmann (on personal leave)

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1559
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1777
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1594
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Germany Dustin 'DuDe' Großmann
Dustin 'DuDe' Großmann
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
303
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Good move.
2021-09-15 12:46
4 replies
No
2021-09-15 12:46
1 reply
#13
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Serbia G2_eGODS
WTF Dude
2021-09-15 12:51
Unexpected wtf
2021-09-15 13:16
#100
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Albania netflies
ez BIG tier 2 now officially
2021-09-16 00:03
wtf
2021-09-15 12:46
1 reply
poor dude
2021-09-15 12:53
cool
2021-09-15 12:47
1 reply
#81
Bruh | 
Finland ihanok
ok
2021-09-15 17:49
nice
2021-09-15 12:48
Ohhh damn dude contributed SO MUCH to big. Gonna miss him👀🤣🤣
2021-09-15 12:48
21 replies
Guy takes a leave for personal reasons, probably something pretty bad, and your first thought is "I should shit on him." Your mother would be proud, poor lady.
2021-09-15 13:05
15 replies
people just can't help shitting on people taking a chance
2021-09-15 13:08
1 reply
#78
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Finland Lindeni
Especially if they can do it anonymously.
2021-09-15 16:40
+1
2021-09-15 13:09
+1. so cancerous
2021-09-15 13:38
+1 shitty behavior
2021-09-15 14:37
+1
2021-09-15 15:20
personal may mean everything, maybe they feel depressed?? its hltv afterall, dont be such a softie... or are ya? ;-) unless you know him personal and know THE EXACT reason, be quiet.
2021-09-15 15:27
5 replies
Doesn't give you the excuse to be a dick. Also, you're logic also applies to your comment
2021-09-15 15:43
4 replies
your* thx for clearing out your "flag".
2021-09-15 15:49
3 replies
You should stfu
2021-09-15 16:50
1 reply
mKayKroaat
2021-09-15 17:54
grammar n*zi aswell LMAO its time to go to bed bro, put the blanket close to u and sleep
2021-09-15 20:19
+1
2021-09-15 15:48
+1
2021-09-15 20:28
1 reply
#95
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2021-09-15 22:23
he is taking a leave due to problems... whats wrongs?
2021-09-15 13:11
1 reply
#30
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United States 3manu3l
They just jealous big gaga chad dude is better
2021-09-15 13:17
dude has achieved more with big than your entire ancestry has ever achieved
2021-09-15 16:33
2 replies
wowwwww i .. felt .. that ...................one ...😂 ..😂 .😂
2021-09-15 17:55
not really a good point
2021-09-16 01:07
Welcome back :)
2021-09-15 12:48
#8
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Poland B0rdo
wtf
2021-09-15 12:48
#9
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Turkey SplattXy
lul
2021-09-15 12:49
Gobbbbbb b
2021-09-15 12:49
gl & hf
2021-09-15 12:49
hope everything will be resolved and he'll comeback
2021-09-15 12:50
probably a change for the better , when BIG`s coach before Dude left to handle his betting skins website (forgot his name) BIG went downhill pretty quick for some reason even though Tabsen did most of the ingame calling. This might bring back consistency into them
2021-09-15 12:51
11 replies
#17
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Finland jippoboy
tow b?
2021-09-15 12:56
3 replies
thats the guy , yes! He was a great coach!
2021-09-15 12:56
2 replies
Yes - it’s skin Baron BTW - one of the most prestigious market places in cs tbh
2021-09-15 14:06
1 reply
good to know! though i really havent been into skins big time myself
2021-09-15 14:24
tow b was an excellent coach. i wasnt too glad with dude either. i dont think he is a problem, but he just seems to not be the piece BIG needs. tow b brought a lot of discipline i feel DuDe cannot. i'm glad legija is back for the time. they had some good results with him as a coach, most notably the grand final appearance at esl cologne 2018(?)
2021-09-15 13:23
6 replies
lets hope things get better for BIG ! i wanna see Tabsen succeed!
2021-09-15 13:33
You know, there is a slim chance that tow b is coming back. His youngest child must be reaching nursery age soon and the others should be in kindergarten so maybe he returns.
2021-09-15 14:55
4 replies
Are his children the main reason he left? Tbh I thought he just made much better money at skinbaron (don't blame him for leaving, especially with children though I have no idea what coaches actually make) I'd love to see him return, I feel like he was that final piece that could elevate big from a decent team to one that can be really really competitive
2021-09-15 15:05
1 reply
I mean he will for sure make enough income with skinbaron alone with much less work. If I remember correctly he had 3 children when leaving so it was the only logical choice, spend more time with the family when money is not an issue is the right thing to do.
2021-09-15 15:07
unsure, even if family wouldve been the main reason for him "retiring" i dont think he will return, look how much time he spent with the team, its basically a 24/7 job, impossible to be there for your family in this job i'd love him to return but i dont think it will happen
2021-09-15 19:11
1 reply
I'm just coping mens)))
2021-09-15 20:29
cmon dude
2021-09-15 12:51
pog
2021-09-15 12:59
If he doesnt help big disband
2021-09-15 13:00
6 replies
#69
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Norway 2kayn
What XD?
2021-09-15 16:01
5 replies
If Legija can't help Berlin international Gaming, disband the team.
2021-09-15 17:55
4 replies
#85
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Norway 2kayn
They dont need help bro
2021-09-15 18:21
2 replies
Why not? They are on downhill
2021-09-15 18:25
1 reply
#92
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Norway 2kayn
What are you talking about XD they are completly fine, I think you dont even watch BIG games, tabsen is a god and they need to adapt to gade, they are all good, maybe in ur opinion if team isnt top1 he is going downhill 🤡
2021-09-15 20:29
#96
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Albania WokeUp
It's Berlin International Gaming Clan
2021-09-15 22:28
#21
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New Zealand SkirmishX
really dude
2021-09-15 13:00
#22
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France KryZoreus
Gob b when
2021-09-15 13:03
2 replies
he's already part of the org
2021-09-15 13:07
1 reply
he's leading BIGs Valorant roster
2021-09-15 13:23
#24
KRIMZ | 
Turkey sedo7
most handsome coach left sadly
2021-09-15 13:06
hahahahahaahahahha
2021-09-15 13:18
#32
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Brazil batcompany
Look at this duuude
2021-09-15 13:22
all the best for dude
2021-09-15 13:28
#37
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Germany NitczkaCS
Oh no not again
2021-09-15 13:35
3 replies
why oh no? i think he was a pretty good coach for BIG
2021-09-15 13:43
2 replies
#74
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Germany NitczkaCS
Not like tow b
2021-09-15 16:23
1 reply
agree tow b GOAT but legija > dude so far, at least it feels like it
2021-09-15 19:09
Why not take the old coach?(i think towb ir smth)
2021-09-15 13:40
5 replies
as far as i know he's the owner of skinbaron, a skin marketplace website, and needs all his time doing boss stuff
2021-09-15 13:44
4 replies
Oh now it makes sense,tho i think he is wasting his talent tbh big was top1 with him and dropped a lot with dude
2021-09-15 13:51
3 replies
100% agree!
2021-09-15 13:51
Ye but probably makes way more money in that position
2021-09-15 14:03
1 reply
#70
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Norway 2kayn
He makes way way more money.
2021-09-15 16:01
DuDe...
2021-09-15 13:43
have a good vacation
2021-09-15 13:48
he might as well play. big aint gonn do shit anymore anyway :D
2021-09-15 14:13
nice
2021-09-15 14:29
bug clan abuser kek
2021-09-15 14:33
1 reply
+1
2021-09-15 23:25
I wish gob b would be the coach. Best wishes to DuDe!
2021-09-15 14:40
1 reply
#54
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Germany X5ander
yep, gob would be legend. Of course the best will be, if tow b can make it again, but this won't probably happen. :-(
2021-09-15 14:45
#55
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Germany X5ander
have a good vacation dude !
2021-09-15 14:45
Can't believe no one made this quote yet..... Dude, Where's My Car?
2021-09-15 14:54
Its Time for gobb
2021-09-15 15:03
#60
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France cedd
the dude abides
2021-09-15 15:07
<3 Dude get well men.
2021-09-15 15:31
#65
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Denmark Zorrondo
i don't blame him, that ship is sinkinkg
2021-09-15 15:33
2 replies
#71
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Norway 2kayn
Average hater
2021-09-15 16:02
1 reply
#76
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Denmark Zorrondo
logic not found
2021-09-15 16:31
#72
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Germany Tera77
i hope enkay J will be the NEW choach !
2021-09-15 16:04
The bug jump guy?
2021-09-15 16:20
Rip
2021-09-15 16:30
DuDe hates gade?
2021-09-15 17:21
2 replies
#97
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Albania WokeUp
yes there only can be one - de and it's du de not ga de
2021-09-15 22:29
1 reply
LOL
2021-09-16 01:25
Gl DuDe, welcome back LEGIJA!
2021-09-15 18:47
#94
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Serbia Dusan837
About time welcome back
2021-09-15 20:45
YOMEGA
2021-09-15 23:49
Legwho?
2021-09-16 15:26
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