The head coach of Cloud9’s CS: GO team, Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović, left the organization today.

Kassad chose to leave due to a “stylistic clash” between his coaching style and the team’s in-game leader, Alex McMeekin, according to C9’s general manager Henry “HenryG” Greer.

Kassad stated HenryG was correct and that his vision for the team and their approach to the video game were just too different from the start to make something work. Hence, the GM chose it was best for both sides to proceed while everyone is on break ahead of playing in any 2021 CS: GO competitions.

” With the player break here, I have actually decided that it remained in everybody’s best interest to move in a various direction and prepare for the next season,” HenryG stated. “Thanks to kassad for laying the structures for the team and we want you all the very best.”

C9 brought kassad in along with HenryG to reconstruct the org’s CS: GO division at the start of September, when the deal with the “Colossus” roster started.

With his departure, HenryG does not have instant strategies to fill the team’s hole at coach, pointing out the current coaching bans due to a spectating bug controversy as a reason.

” I am still deciding which course to follow concerning the position,” HenryG said. “Thinking about the current debate around the role, my choices are rather restricted. Likewise, I think training is still a bit of a dark art we have not rather harnessed when it pertains to CS: GO. With that said, I am absolutely going to take a gamble on someone wanting to prove themselves at the extremely top.”