DuDe swaps tow b at BIG head coach position
BIG announced the decision of their CS:GO main roster coach Tobias "tow b" Herberhold to suspend coaching indefinitely for personal reasons. His place on the team will be taken by Dustin "DuDe" Grossmann, who has been an assistant head coach since early October 2020.
Statement Tobias “tow b” Herberhold
Today my time as a head coach comes to an end. It was a tough but well-considered decision that I made already during the last player break in June. I might come back in the future in an advisory role for BIG, but now I will return to work for SkinBaron.com that I co-founded in 2016. I will focus again on marketing activities and product management.
I joined BIG in August 2019 after some long talks with my wife and signed a contract until the end of 2020. We knew that it would be a tough time for our family with a lot of sacrifices (our three kids were 1,3 and 6 years old at that time), but we were ready for it, and I gave my promise that I will do everything that’s needed to bring BIG back to the top. Together with some of the most talented and dedicated people I have met in my life, we reached our goals step by step. We were even down to place #46, but we topped the rankings in June 2020 and went as #1 into the summer break. Since then, we have stayed on top and completed 2020 in 4th place. My contract ends here, and so does my way as head coach that started in 2017. I have a different vision for my family’s near future, but I’m a realist, and things can change. I might come back to BIG in an advisory role. Never say never. We’ll see what the future brings. My position will be filled by our current assistant coach Dustin “DuDe” Großman. I worked with him for some months already and I have no doubt that he is absolutely ready for his new challenge and that he will do a great job in his position as head coach. I’m grateful that I was a part of BIGs great history. Thank you for everything, my soulmate Jarosz, Tizi, Can, Flo, Nils, Fatih, Lenz, Yilmaz & Nuran, Daniel, Dustin, Lukas, Li-Cheng and Phil. With that group of people, it can only continue and become even greater in 2021!
tow b became a coach at BIG in August 2019. Under his leadership, the German team has won numerous tournaments, including DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020, DreamHack Masters Spring 2020, cs_summit 6 and DreamHack Open Summer 2020, as well as placing 3-4 at the last major championship in 2020 IEM Global Challenge.