kassad reportedly set to join former 100 Thieves at Extremum

Fariha Bhatti • December 29, 17:51

Cloud9’s former coach Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović is set to join Russian esports organization Extremum, according to a report by 1pv

The Serbian coach had recently joined the available coaches’ market, but it seems that he won’t remain a free agent for long. The reports cite that kassad will be coaching Extremum’s roster that is still under construction. The organization is reportedly building a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. 

The coach had recently quit his job at Cloud9 and said that he’d soon reveal his future plans. The official announcement of his departure did hint that his next move is already in the pipeline. While kassad has work lined up for him, Cloud9 continues to look for a suitable replacement amid a coaching crisis in the CSGO ecosystem. 

EXTREMUM to reunite the Renegades lineup 

Extremum’s moves and swaps have been ruffling quite a few feathers in the CSGO professional scene. Much hype has been created around this Russian organization that is reportedly picking up ace players dropped by top CSGO teams. 

An earlier report by DBLTAP maintained that 100 Thieves’ core Aaron “⁠AZR⁠” Ward, Jay “⁠Liazz⁠” Tregillgas, Sean “⁠Gratisfaction⁠” Kaiwai, and Joakim “⁠jkaem⁠” Myrbostad are already in talks with Extremum. The reports and rumors surrounding Extremum continue to stack up, but the organization itself hasn’t made any official statement and has remained quiet throughout. 

If the kassad move materializes, fans will see the 2018 Renegades lineup reunite under the Extremum banner. The Oceanic core played under the guidance of kassad for more than two years. After a successful run in Renegades, the lineup was acquired for 100 Thieves’ comeback into the CSGO esports. An underwhelming performance by the former Renegades across different tournaments resulted in 100 Thieves withdrawing its roster. 

kassad left the team to build Cloud9 colossus alongside Henry “HenryG” Greer, and 100 Thieves’ exit from CSGO saw the legendary oceanic core disband. Now that all of the players and the former coach are out in the market, a reunion seems likely. With Justin “jks” Savage taking to the field for Complexity, the Russian organization will have to acquire one more player to form a full roster of five. 

EXTREMUM’s roster after kassad’s addition: 

  •  Aaron “⁠AZR⁠” Ward
  •  Jay “⁠Liazz⁠” Tregillgas
  •  Sean “⁠Gratisfaction⁠” Kaiwai
  •  Joakim “⁠jkaem⁠” Myrbostad
  •  Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović (coach)

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