Der deutsche CS:GO-Spieler kRYSTAL kehrt in die heimische Szene zurück, zumindest ein bisschen. Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend wird in Zukunft das Academy Team von BIG als Coach unterstützen und anlernen. Seine Karriere als aktiver Spieler beendet er dabei nicht, sondern wird als Coach und Spieler parallel aktiv sein. Aktuell spielt er bei NoChance.
Durch seine langjährige Erfahrung in der deutschen und inzwischen auch internationalen Counter-Strike Szene gehört Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend inzwischen zu den Veteranen Deutschlands. Zuletzt erreichte er mit seinem europäischen Mix-Team NoChance das EU Minor zum StarLadder Major Berlin und besiegte auf dem Weg dorthin Teams wie Windigo und Heroic.
Statement Daniel Finkler – CEO
A few weeks ago we were able to strengthen the BIG OMEN Academy team with two top talents. Both 18-year-old Michael “devraNN” Geutebrück and 16-year-old David “prosus” Hesse have settled in well since then and the first results are very promising. We have been working on the expansion of the coaching staff for several weeks now, and Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend was able to convince us with his many years of experience, including multiple major participations as a player and in-game leader. In the coming periods, Kevin will accompany our BIG. OMEN Academy team as coach and support it in its preparation for all upcoming challenges. The expansion of the coaching staff behind the BIG. OMEN Academy team, which was founded together with OMEN by HP in 2018, is an important step to ensure the individual development of the talents within BIG and to continue the success we have achieved so far.
Statement Christian Lenz – Chief Gaming Officer
I’m very happy that with Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend we were able to secure such an experienced player and friend of many years as coach. At the end of the last season, he helped the team with his know-how and his calm manner. It didn’t surprise me that both he and the players harmonized well. Kevin has always put the success of the team above his own success and it is exactly this mentality that he conveys to our junior players. Welcome to BIG. OMEN Academy!
Statement Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
I am very happy that I am now officially the coach of the BIG. OMEN by HP Academy Team. At first, I only jumped in at short notice to support the team during their preparations. After the first days, I already got a lot of positive feedback from BIG and the players. We got along very well and I was positively surprised at which level the players were already at. I was then offered to support the team at regular intervals parallel to my player career. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping young players to take the next step in their career.