Kingfisher steps down as VERTEX coach to take break from competing

Australian coach David "Kingfisher" Kingsford has announced via his Twitter account departure from his position at VERTEX.

Kingsford said that he is putting his career on hold to focus on his personal life outside of the pro scene. However, he has promised to return, but in a new role for him as a psychologist.

Kingfisher has led VERTEX since March, excluding a month-long stint as a coach of the Indian team Enigma. Under his guidance, the Australian roster won several local events and also participated in IEM Sydney 2023. Notably, the coach previously worked with Renegades.