BIG Esports head coach Dustin "DuDe" Grobmann is taking an indefinite break from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team due to personal reasons.

Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninic will replace DuDe and serve as the team's interim coach for the time being, BIG chief gaming officer Christian Lenz confirmed to Dexerto.com.

Per HLTV.org, DuDe is expected to be sidelined at least until the end of the final Regional Major Ranking event at IEM Fall and perhaps as long as the PGL Major Stockholm, should BIG manage to qualify for the tournament.

DuDe, 28, was elevated to the role of head coach of BIG in January after spending three months as their assistant.

LEGIJA, 30, previously coached BIG from 2018-19. He has served as their assistant since May.

BIG's roster consists of Germans Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz, Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch, Florian "syrsoN" Rische and Nils "k1to" Gruhne as well as Denmark's Nicklas "gade" Gade.

--Field Level Media

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