kassad enters free agency

The Serbian coach had his contract with EXTREMUM terminated and is looking for new opportunities.

Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović is no longer tied to EXTREMUM, he announced on Twitter on Sunday, joining free agency as the winter break nears and roster shuffling intensifies.

The 35-year-old joined EXTREMUM at the start of 2021, reuniting with the Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward-led core of players he coached in Renegades and 100 Thieves after an early exit from Cloud9's Colossus project.

Going back to the Australians didn't work out for kassad this time, though, as EXTREMUM ended up benching their whole roster in October after an underwhelming year and failure to qualify for the PGL Major Stockholm.

kassad is looking for a new team

"My motivation to compete is still the same as ever," kassad said on Twitter, signaling that he is looking to get back in the saddle after a write-off year, with hopes to reach the heights of 2019 when his team reached two Major playoffs and peaked at the fifth place in the world ranking.

kassad has been spending his off time breaking down games on the analyst desk, and is currently a part of the on-air team for IEM Winter, but isn't likely to stick in the position long-term.

"If you need a passionate and hardworking individual with a lot of CS:GO coaching and esports experience contact me at kassadbgd@gmail.com," the Serbian concluded. Back in 2020, kassad shared that outside of team coaching he is also interested in taking on a General Manager role within an organization.

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1093
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
Legend!
2021-12-05 12:37
6 replies
Dont nexa and kassad have beef
2021-12-05 13:01
5 replies
no they have stake.
2021-12-05 13:10
1 reply
#42
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
who car
2021-12-05 13:20
no arent they homies or something
2021-12-05 13:14
I mean who knows if he is even staying
2021-12-05 14:51
no beef, just nexa say emi is better coach than kassad. Kassad is the mentor of most serbian cs players, they all respect him
2021-12-05 21:33
#2
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Netherlands PawnyCS
G2 kassad
2021-12-05 12:38
9 replies
+1
2021-12-05 12:39
Probably
2021-12-05 12:50
+111111111111111111111111111111
2021-12-05 12:54
+1
2021-12-05 14:26
#64
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Tonga Iuca5
no i think smooya? or someone else exposed that he is trash coach doesnt even demo review or anything
2021-12-05 14:51
2 replies
#68
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Argentina cheapdeed
yes it was smooya and then chet confirmed when he joined 100t kassad sucks
2021-12-05 14:55
1 reply
Kassad overrated?
2021-12-08 08:13
#67
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Argentina cheapdeed
big downgrade
2021-12-05 14:52
emi better coach for g2, kassad go to complexity and letn1 to mouz, or vice versa
2021-12-05 21:34
#4
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New Zealand SkirmishX
beast
2021-12-05 12:40
1 reply
#12
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New Zealand sparkillz
+1
2021-12-05 12:41
goodluck, legend
2021-12-05 12:40
1 reply
ty
2021-12-05 18:26
luuuuuuuul
2021-12-05 12:40
When are the boys coming back with the whole squad again
2021-12-05 12:40
KEKW
2021-12-05 12:40
LOL
2021-12-05 12:40
kassad <3 come to coach LFO if they dont have a coach
2021-12-05 12:41
#13
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Morocco Oxion_CS
GL GL
2021-12-05 12:41
#14
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Spain Nepomu
He gonna go to g2
2021-12-05 12:41
NIP should try to get him
2021-12-05 12:42
2 replies
Honestly Nip should intercept Vitality and try to get zonic
2021-12-05 13:52
1 reply
If that doesn't work then try to get Mr Clean
2021-12-05 18:04
take him Faze please
2021-12-05 12:47
7 replies
No 🤗 He is just another ynk
2021-12-05 12:51
5 replies
I dont think so bro :D but idk what is robban doing since it doesnt look like he is actually doing anything
2021-12-05 12:53
4 replies
#71
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Netherlands JUNG13
Still robbaN's FaZe is many times better than yNk's
2021-12-05 15:01
1 reply
+1
2021-12-05 15:30
He removes a lots of pressure before and mid game from the team (its all about personalities not everyone can do that) And don’t forget he helps karrigan alot even tho innersh1ne do the analysis
2021-12-05 15:35
1 reply
could be :o
2021-12-05 20:59
#44
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Slovakia veeellys
faze have robban to steals paychecks already
2021-12-05 13:34
Should obviously go to G2.
2021-12-05 12:50
#22
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Finland AliSabid
GL mens
2021-12-05 12:53
G2 kassad pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2021-12-05 12:55
#26
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Asia M@GNU5
G2 kassad when?
2021-12-05 12:57
11 replies
after iem / before blast
2021-12-05 13:10
10 replies
#31
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Asia M@GNU5
cant wait
2021-12-05 13:11
9 replies
to ruin g2?
2021-12-05 13:12
8 replies
#34
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Asia M@GNU5
kassad is close with nexa niko and hunter
2021-12-05 13:12
7 replies
i know , thats why he will ruin g2 , he wont put works
2021-12-05 13:15
6 replies
#39
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Asia M@GNU5
he carried renegades pretty sure he can do it as well in G2
2021-12-05 13:16
5 replies
i know he can , but when you are too friendly with player, you wont put that much work , you just belive in Niko and hunter and say go kill my friend go hs everyone
2021-12-05 13:19
4 replies
But that is already their entire stratbook do how would it ruin them
2021-12-05 14:07
2 replies
lul
2021-12-05 14:26
yeah its kinda same
2021-12-05 14:32
this is not true, if you listend to their interviews, kassad demands alot from his players, also all these guys respect him, he is mentor of niko nexa and hunter))
2021-12-05 21:35
G2 kassd or ynk
2021-12-05 12:58
2 replies
Ynk having a good time being an analyst, doubt he will be coach ever again
2021-12-05 13:12
1 reply
Surely Ynk returns to mibr
2021-12-05 13:53
this is troll right?
2021-12-05 13:14
1 reply
#41
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Asia M@GNU5
nope
2021-12-05 13:19
No one cares. Move on with your life kassad.
2021-12-05 13:29
G2 KASSAD
2021-12-05 13:38
#47
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Ireland reyno0o
a lot of "G2 kassad" talk, but has he really proven himself for that? I feel like he's a little overrated or am I missing something? He hasn't done anything in a long time...
2021-12-05 13:43
5 replies
I think Kassad is good to build up talent not coach already proven players
2021-12-05 13:54
he's seriously overrated in my opinion with his execute heavy style playbook and lack of mid-round finesse and adaptation and I know this may sound silly for those who don't know the inside stuff but emi is 10 times coach kassad is
2021-12-05 14:24
2 replies
Emi will go to G2 for sure
2021-12-05 18:05
1 reply
#96
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Finland Nollegee
He is too expensive fpx wants alot money for no good reason.
2021-12-07 05:48
he is good mentor and role model, i think he should take up a raw team
2021-12-05 21:36
#50
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Czech Republic PaYaB
MOUZ Kassad
2021-12-05 13:54
MOUZ?
2021-12-05 14:00
g2 kassad
2021-12-05 14:01
-smooya + kassad
2021-12-05 14:01
#60
jkaem | 
Serbia KS4
KASSADO is LEGEND!!!!!!!!!
2021-12-05 14:26
Obviously he'll end up in Liquid..
2021-12-05 14:38
to g2 he goes??
2021-12-05 14:51
#69
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Argentina cheapdeed
why tf you guys saying g2 kassad this guy in his prime put renegades to major groups then lose dude doesn't even review demos, glad this paycheck stealer is out men))
2021-12-05 14:57
4Glory, Marten, Ination you can choose
2021-12-05 14:59
eternal fire take him please
2021-12-05 15:31
#75
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Italy Skye620
The boys aren't staying together :(
2021-12-05 15:37
Can't understand why some people say that he is a shit coach. Wasn't he a part of the original Renegades ( then 100Thieves) that went pretty deep in tournaments? Of course now, the core is at max a t3 team but anyways he was a big part of their success ( and If I remember properly when Renegades kicked kassad after that they were not getting even in play-offs of tournaments). Can't understand the amount of hate on kassad. After all he is a much better coach than Ynk was with FaZe. I imagine G2 getting emi and kassad in the team. Nexa and both of them will work pretty good for G2.
2021-12-05 17:20
paycheck stealer
2021-12-05 18:08
join gamerlegion mens
2021-12-05 19:33
Best of luck!
2021-12-05 20:29
best wishes, brother
2021-12-05 20:58
who?
2021-12-05 21:35
#90
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North America BoDaddy
G2?????
2021-12-05 22:09
GL.
2021-12-05 23:47
Gl!!! Waiting for him in tier-1 team
2021-12-06 13:12
#93
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Estonia nordjoker
Sad... EXTREMUM probably RIP(
2021-12-06 13:15
I agree with other commenters here - He is good for guiding new talent but not so much a T1 veteran squad. His personality fits building up T2/T3.
2021-12-06 16:28
1 reply
+1
2021-12-06 22:39
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