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Why Did Cloud9’s CS:GO Project Didn’t Work? Kassad Explains



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Cloud9 is one of the best esports organizations that CS:GO scene has. They were the most known organizations in North America featuring such stars as Michael “shroud” Grzesiek and Spencer “Hiko” Martin.

However, the true power of Cloud9 came up following the departures of the legendary players. With the new squad that featuring Tarik “tarik” Celik, Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip, Timothy “autimatic” Ta, Will “RUSH” Wierzba, and Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham.

The roster won the first evet major within the North American teams back in 2018, ELEAGUE Major: Boston. However, the downfall started for Cloud9, and they couldn’t compete with the rest of the world since then.

To stop the struggle, Cloud9 decided to build up a new team that they named Colossus. The team was including Alex “ALEX” McMeekin, Özgür “woxic” Eker, Ricky “floppy” Kemery, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, and William “mezii” Merriman.

However, the new super team couldn’t live up to the expectations and couldn’t bring the result that everybody wanted. Therefore, the organization disbanded the roster and announced that they won’t be coming back to CS:GO scene until the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

During a recent appearance on EXTREMUM’s Youtube channel, former Cloud9 coach Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović revealed why the team couldn’t play well even though they looked terrifying on paper.

According to Kassad, there were lots of disagreements about how they should approach the Counter-Strike. Not only between him and the in-game leader of the team, ALEX, but also among the players.

Because of that, the players were underperforming because they couldn’t give their true potential to the role or gameplay due to playing in the style that they don’t want to.

Kassad said:

“I think I said this like around billion times, I got the same question as a billion times. I feel like it was completely mismatched with the style of CS that we wanted to run. Even between the players and the IGL, and between me and IGL it was completely different.

You have like five players and a coach, right? I think that the IGL and two players wanted to play one game, and then the other two players and me wanted to play the other game. It was like a little bit of a mismatch situation, and it had to end faster it ended professionally, obviously.

We realized what the problem was that if one guy makes a compromise and the other guy also does the same, I don’t think we will get anywhere because you don’t meet halfway, and we don’t get anything done.”

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