Berlin, November 10th 2021 – There’s a new man behind BIG CS:GO! We are delighted to welcome aboard Niclas “enkay J” Krumhorn as our new head coach.
For the past few months we worked with Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninić as our interim coach, who gracefully stepped up to the challenge and helped us qualify for the PGL Major and the BLAST Fall Finals in Copenhagen, for which we are eternally grateful. During this time we were able to search for suitable candidates for the head coach position, with the choice ultimately falling on Niclas.
With years of experience as a player and coach under his belt, enkay J successfully provided his services to organizations like G2 Esports and EnVy, and will now continue his career at BIG. A household name in the German scene since his days as a player, Niclas proved to be the perfect candidate for us moving forward.
Starting with the team effective immediately, Niclas will make his debut with the team in person at the V4 Future Sports Festival next week, as well as providing his guidance for our DreamHack Open November games. With the BLAST Premier Fall Finals and IEM Winter on the horizon, we are ready to start our journey to regain our position among the very best.
Statement Daniel Finkler, CEO
First of all, we would like to thank Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninic for his services as interim coach in the past months and wish him all the best on his future career path. With LEGIJA, we were able to successfully qualify for the past Major and the BLAST Fall Finals in November. From today on Niclas “enkay J” Krumhorn will take over the Head-Coach position with immediate effect. With his vast experience throughout his long career, Niclas brings a lot of expertise and knowledge to the team, which will surely contribute to the team’s development in 2022 and beyond.
Statement Niclas “enkay J” Krumhorn
I am beyond excited to be part of this great organization. I can not wait to start grinding like never before in order to achieve our goals, as I am really looking forward to working with this group of talented and dedicated players. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and welcoming me to the BIG family.