Rejin Joins TSM As Counter-Strike Head Coach

04 Jan 2024
Tit Krajnik 04 Jan 2024
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  • On Wednesday, January 4, 2024, TSM announced Allan "Rejin" Petersen as a new head coach
  • The 36-year-old joins TSM after spending the last six months as sports director of Sashi Esports
  • According to TSM, Rejin has been working with the team since December
Allan "Rejin" Petersen
Allan "Rejin" Petersen has officially joined TSM as a new Counter-Strike head coach, the North American esports organisation announced on Wednesday, January 3. The 36-year-old has worked with the team since December and helped TSM qualify for ESL Challenger League Season 47: Europe.

By signing Rejin, TSM now field a permanent Counter-Strike coach for the first time since early October, when the team parted ways with Remy "XTQZZ" Quoniam, who left for Team Vitality

Since then TSM have struggled to accomplish much but recently found success at ESL Challenger League Season 46 Relegation: Europe, where they placed top four and received a direct invite to ESL Challenger League Season 47: Europe.

According to TSM, Rejin is to thank for the team's success, as he helped TSM though the qualifiers and will now take on a more permanent role as a head coach. Rejin will replace Lambert "Lambert" Prigent, TSM's assistant coach, who filled the position over the last two months while TSM were looking for a permanent coach.

The Dane is an experienced Counter-Strike coach who made his coaching debut in 2017 with Tricked Esports. He has since coached mousesports (MOUZ) and Endpoint, served as manager of MAD Lions, analyst for Entropiq Prague, and sports director at Sashi Esports.

Rejin Returns To Coaching

The 36-year-old joining TSM marks his return to coaching for the first time since June 2023, when he left Endpoint to fill in the position of sports director of Sashi Esports. During his coaching career, Rejin has accomplished a lot, mostly during his time at mousesports, with who he won several Big Events, including CS:GO Asia Championships 2019, ESL Pro League Season 10 – Finals, ICE Challenge 2020.

Despite his success as a coach, Rejin is mostly known for getting banned by ESIC for exploiting the coaching bug. Initially, Rejin was given a lifetime suspension from Majors, but in September 2023, he successfully appealed the ban and had it reduced to five Majors.

This means that Rejin will be allowed to attend Valve CS Majors following the conclusion of PGL Major Copenhagen, set to take place in March 2024.

With the signing of Rejin, TSM now still have to find a replacement for Cai "CYPHER" Watson, who recently left for BLEED Esports, leaving TSM with just four active members on the roster.