Cloud9 has actually hired former commentator Henry “HenryG” Greer to be its brand-new CS: GO basic supervisor and Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović to be the team’s head coach, the company revealed today.

HenryG retired from casting on Friday, Sept. 4. He had an effective career as a Counter-Strike: Source gamer and started working as a talent member in 2014. Throughout 2015, HenryG combined up with Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett, which later turn into one of the most acknowledged duos in esports. HenryG has actually operated at more than 150 CS: GO occasions, according to his page on Liquipedia.

Kassad, on the other hand, has actually been a free agent because he parted methods with 100 Burglars in April. With kassad’s assistance, 100 Burglars ended up being a reputable squad throughout the years and were a top 10 team on the planet for months. Aside from 100 Thieves, kassad coached teams such as mousesports and Valiance after he stopped playing in 2013.

This move follows C9’s choice to cut ties with its present group the other day. The roster led by Johnny “JT” Theodosiou will keep playing for C9 at ESL Pro League season 12 The United States and Canada, however the company will actively try to move the lineup to another org.

HenryG stated in an interview with Richard Lewis that he’ll have full control over C9’s CS: GO department. The company hasn’t lived up to expectations after winning the ELEAGUE Boston Major in January 2018. C9 ended up selling or releasing all of the players on that lineup and has actually attempted several players because then.

” I believe that’s one of the boldest relocations any org has made in a very long time,” HenryG said. “I understand there is a certain level of expectation going forward now. Failure just isn’t a choice.”

Kassad stated he was a bit dissatisfied after investing the last few months unemployed. Although the Serbian is considered as among the best CS: GO coaches, he couldn’t discover an organization to work for.” [HenryG] is very passionate, focused and energetic about this and it truly lit the trigger that I believed I had actually lost in the last couple of months,” kassad said.

In the meantime, HenryG and kassad will be interacting to construct a new CS: GO roster for C9. They’ll have a tough task of signing gifted North American players, though, considering that the majority of the very best players are locked to either Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid, the two best CS: GO teams in the area right now.