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The problem with Adam Friberg

Written by RrOuTe_FoRcE | 2017-04-21 09:53
Question : What (the f**k) is the (f**kin) problem with friberg?

Explanation :

Smart player? : Noooooooo. We have never known friberg as a 'smart player'. He is always remembered for his brute force (FYI-that's what my name is derived from) rifling; jumping in the site and 'boom headshot' the awper and the support rifle and GG. What had made friberg incredibly successful, admired, loved and respected was his ability to create space for his team by multiple fragging his way through. When on song, his fluidity, his timing, his decision-making all are super influential, mind boggling and fantastic. Known as the player with endless mousepad, he could just turn around 180 degrees multiple times, spray the heads off and still be ready to ruin another guy running in from the next corner.

Consistent bottom-fragger : But now, with 6-17-esque stats always, the official bottom fragger of the team very rarely is the one who swims against the tides.
Being 'Entry' player doesn't give you liberty of having bad stats always.

The current problem with him now is that he just can't frag and kill.

He just can't. And I am not saying this based on his performance of a few weeks or a few months. I don't even know where his bullets are going anymore. 17 year old kids with cz75 and usp are rekting friberg with ak-armor all the (f**kin) time. You may play around with strategies and players and positions but if one player of your team fluffs every duel and fails in 9 out of 10 matches for 3 years, there is not much hope for the team. The other team mates aren't doing well too but atleast they are playing decently, atleast sometimes. He needs to take responsibility for his own continuous bad performances. You can't just say 'we are the best on nuke' - what kind of mental impact does the team has to face now after losing multiple times on the same map. And where (the f**k) are you now ?!!!

Accountability @ NIP ? : And the worst thing is that he doesn't have to answer anyone, does he. I myself have a job and if I am not delivering for even 1 month, questions will be asked. I will have to mend my way or prepare for consequences. Not the same for NIP players, esp. friberg. Any other player in any other team would have been removed by now, thrice in the three years. And every time he is asked about it head-on 'I am practicing more than ever' or 'I am trying to play more to my strengths' is the reply. I am not opposed to the ways he is trying. I am just not sure that they are enough and will ever be enough for him to become good again. You can see how get_right is trying to correct himself and has become less of the entry guy of the team he kept trying to be for quite some time now and more of the lurker role which he was good as.

King of banana :
Actually the truth is that NIP has never needed a super star out of friberg. All he is required to do is have a rating of close to one and be consistent in killing and trade-fragging. Or maybe hold position and atleast kill 1 before dying. But he is failing to do even that, every-time, consistently.
How much can f0rest, gtr, xizt and the fifth guy try carrying him? And why should they?

Delusional NIP fans : I have always tried to defend him by saying things that 'oh he might be having low score but even the other teammates are not that far up' or 'number of frags don't matter'. But what good is a CS player if he can't kill. He doesn't even fits in the 'yo les noobs' excuse. Every top team is supposed to have a kjaerbye, rain, taco, flaime or cold; and friberg is supposed to be that guy for NIP. That doesn't mean you have to top-frag or be a beast all the time, that means you have to be atleast 'useful'. Friberg isn't cutting it anymore, he hasn't been cutting it for quite some time.

Time to 'fifflaren' away : If friberg never ever steps up, ever, it will be better, honestly it is past due, that he fifflarens away and lets someone else take his place. Players like lekro can be brought in. Olof was ready too at a time, maybe he can be bought out. Pyth was sooo much better than him. Even Maikelele was better than friberg. At least he did well sometimes if not always.

Its time now : NIP shouldn't carry him to another major (if they qualify). I say cs_summit is the last opportunity for him to turn it around. Yes you are a good player and have been superb sometime in past but does that allow you to drown the team for years to come?

Show why you deserve to be a Ninja. Should that you aren't done, yet. Show that I am wrong and King of banana is still (f**ing) alive somewhere.

Or leave the team with some shred of respect.

- Written in anguish by a delusional NIP fanboy

tl;dr : kick_friberg_ffs
tl;dr on point
2017-04-21 11:43:05
Ah well, that was an outburst.. tbh I don't want him kicked. He doesn't deserve that. I hope he comes to the conclusion that 'Enough is enough' on his own and decides what is best for the team.

Sit with the team and think about if he honestly believes that he can turn it around.
2017-04-21 15:10:41
Is that going to happen though?

I think since the brand is more important for nip they would probably rather he leaves/retires, but at this point it has been so long that Im starting to doubt if even Friberg knows hes terrible
2017-04-21 15:18:24
If I think for myself, I don't really care about the org, but the players, f0rp and gtr.

Friberg need to leave for his friends, so that he isn't a burden anymore. Apparently they can't/won't ask him to go as happened with fifflaren. I don't know what would have happened if fifflaren didn't leave himself.

but at this point it has been so long that Im starting to doubt if even Friberg knows hes terrible
Good point mate. Good point. Everyday he fails is just like the day before, and thus not a news to him.

2017-04-21 15:24:19
Yeah who knows, maybe after every game he tells himself that he plays aaaaall the worst spots and just gets unlucky

The worst thing is when friberg just has an average tournament/match, and everyone starts going like "Friberg really stepped up this tournament/match"
Like no, he just managed not to be a heavy burden
2017-04-21 15:29:10
+1 The "FRIBERG IS BACK" hype after all the roster changes in august was quite funny.
2017-04-21 15:33:28
i cant believe i learned my spray from him...big mistake...huge
2017-04-21 11:44:42
There is nothing wrong with learning from friberg. He was the best in business when he was at his high. One of the most fearless players, he was one of the big reasons Nip had that success. He deserves respect and admiration for that.

My issue with him is not regarding his skill, but his form.

He has scored browny points by being such an asset for NIP all this time. But now he needs to evaluate and realize if there are any more brownie points left for him to hang on to.

2017-04-21 15:15:30
was a joke, hes a legend : )
2017-04-22 06:31:41
I agree with your tl;dr (and the whole blog).

I disagree with buying out olof. Gtfo from the swedish dream team and just get REZ.

Post edited 2017-04-21 11:50:44
2017-04-21 11:50:33
Well tbh, I think pyth was doing very well for the team and bringing back pyth after friberg leaves will be the best. And yes REZ is really good prospect too, but I don't understand why olof isn't a good alternative in ur opinion. He is in good shape and is doing really well, and he hasn't shyed away from the fact that if NIP offers him, he will consider.

But the big point is not who will come in, point is when will friberg leave (if he does, ever).
2017-04-21 15:18:58
olofmeister would be the best player for NiP bit he should stay in fnatic because fnatic has more potential. It was more a joke.

pyth would be the easiest solution of course because NiP doesnt has to buy anyone for it.
2017-04-21 15:22:38
regarding fnatic, I personally think that forest and gtr are better than flusha and krimz, dennis hasn't been in form for a long time and JW is crazy unpredictable.

So while skill wise fnatic is better and we all can agree to that, but fnatic aren't able to click it anymore, that magic isn't visible anymore. Nip players still shows that zing sometimes but fnatic is almost totally dormant.

While we can keep talking about both these 'dead' and 'lesser dead' giants, the reality is that the swedish super team will have the three - f0rest, get_right and olof. You may have xizt/flusha and draken/jw but the top three are confirmed afaithink.
2017-04-21 15:35:18
2017-04-21 15:38:39
lel - Swedish CS is shit right now - lel
2017-04-21 15:43:20
Kick Friberg and bring back Delpan. Put him on a "streamer" contract or something for 3 months, so that he can get paid to play, get his skills up to speed again. Then get him into the roster. NiP doesn't have good playmakers. Friberg shits the bed every single time and Draken hasn't shown anything exceptional in NiP till date.
2017-04-21 12:09:24
Nip doesn't need an awper, definitely not delpan.

They need a consistent fragger like Rain who creates space for his team to go to work.

Regarding Draken, I think he has been more than okay and has done his part. He has just came in the team, stood against the like of device, guardian, fallen and never went down without impressing.

Let THREAT work with him. I am sure Draken will do well.
2017-04-21 15:40:41
Well done mate
2017-04-21 13:10:00
I feel bad for writing such a harsh blog against such a legend but thanks anyways.
2017-04-21 15:41:47

lekr0 1st in
f0rest 2nd
draken primary
xizt igl/supp
gtr lurk
2017-04-21 14:42:24
make gtr support lurking aint working in this meta
2017-04-21 15:06:27
only Lekr0 could potentially fix NiP somewhat with solo carrying :DD
2017-04-21 15:08:49
let´s talk about pronax first xD
2017-04-21 15:31:59
haha love ur end signatures

"- Written in anguish by a delusional NIP fanboy"
2017-04-21 15:52:35
If I were to chose between friberg and Xizt, I would say kick Xizt.

Friberg has been getting so much hate that no one is actually noticing how low xzist really is.

He has by far:
- the lowest aim
- the slowest reaction time

And dont give me ah his IGL bullcrap.
2017-04-21 17:28:59
Fuck his aim, his calling is shit. He doesn't vary the strategies. If you watch one nip game recently, you've watched them all. They have 3/4 strategies per map. A pistol, an eco, an anti eco, and a gun round strat. Never varying from them, people can read it and counter it. -Xizt -Friberg There's not even a great replacement for Xizt.
2017-04-21 17:41:24
Yeah, I've also been noticing this for a while, their style is so old you could read it from a mile away.
2017-04-21 19:47:11
-xizt -friburg +freddieb +rez
2017-04-21 22:38:02
these guys live in cyberspace and they read the stupid crap from all the fanboys, the pressure not to fail is immence. if you guys just left them alone they would be much better off
2017-04-21 18:07:41
If they let the pressure get to them, professional esports is not a good career choice. Or get a team psychologist like Astralis
2017-04-22 01:40:31
You should be able to block that out. fnatic got the most hate of all teams in all cs versions which peaked at DreamHack Winter 2014. Now that lineup is the best lineup of all time in CS:GO. Its possible to block it out if you are a good player.
2017-04-22 01:45:33
friberg is trash
2017-04-21 19:48:36
None of this matters he's on a team that isn't close to the top they will never beat c9 with or without him
2017-04-21 19:50:57
xizt>friberg? lol i arent think that
2017-04-22 01:50:17
haha.. Its true. + xizt is also igl
2017-04-22 17:31:15
I think one problem with NiP is that the 4 players know for sure that they will never be kicked, since they realise this they aren't as scared as other players to underperform because they know that their place in the team will always be secured, sure they are trying to avoid underperforming and prepares for matches but I think other teams and players do it alot more due to the fact that they know that they one day might be kicked.

For example a while ago we saw xyp9x underperform alot, astralis is a team that will do everything to win so they told him to step up or else he would eventually be kicked since he wasn't up to par with the rest of the team, this resulted in him stepping up alot and becoming one of the best (if not the best) player of the team. NiP need to do something like this and if it doesn't work out they NEED to replace players, this core of four players will in my opinion never win another major in this high level competition.
2017-04-22 04:01:05
The polish players never disbanded and managed to have a good career winning lots of tournaments. Maybe it's just a bad phase?
2017-04-22 04:05:48
A bad phase, for like 2 years? Come on, its long overdue for nip to kick more than 1 player, they can't reach the top with this core four and its been proven. You can't compare them with VP since VP do indeed have very low lows but when they're in form they are easily a top 3 team, and for the majority of VP's time they've been a top team even without replacing any player unlike NiP. VP also almost always show up in majors, which are the most important tournaments making top 4's or atleast quarters in all of them and the final of the most recent one unlike NiP who at the 2 recent majors went out in groups and didn't even qualify..
2017-04-22 05:32:33
why dont you tell about the problem with indian beaches ?
2017-04-22 04:02:08
Iinb4 Thank you mr.friberg
2017-04-22 05:04:07
friberg's a likeable guy and good for their brand. He'll stay on the team.

Post edited 2017-04-22 05:06:48
2017-04-22 05:06:24

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