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NiKo | 
Finland Eestu 
As we can all see FaZe are in a big slump and in a desperate need of an experienced IGL to lead the team, but there are a two big reasons why they have to stick with this roster for a while at least. - The first reason is because of the RMR points. Most of you probably know that they don't have that many RMR points after adding Kjaerbye (check this link if you're interested to see the rankings liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Regional_Ma..https://liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Regional_Major_Rankings/2020/Rio/Europe). And as you all know one more roster change would most likely ruin their chances of even qualifying for the Major at all. - The second reason is that there simply aren't any good experienced tier 1 IGLs available. Most teams are not looking to make roster changes, so they can't sign IGLs like nexa, blameF or Aleksib. Besides if we forget the RMR points and the player contracts, I doubt that any of them would even consider joining FaZe. Its true that they could try to acquire a less known tier 2 IGL, but that would be really risky considering their situation with the Major rankings. These two things are most likely the reason why they aren't gonna make any changes in a while. Its true that if they play well in the 3rd RMR event they could potentially make another roster change, but if they play well there, then what's the point of even shuffling the roster again? They could also try to give the IGL role to someone like rain or coldzera and see how that goes since NiKo's IGLing isn't even close to tier 1 level. Another thing they could consider doing is change their coach YNk to someone else. Kassad would've been a good idea imo, but too late now. Please share your opinions and suggestions below!
2020-09-13 18:04
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#1
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Finland AleksiBOT
tldr 😴😴
2020-09-13 18:05
#5
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
If FaZe make more roster changes there is no way that they'll qualify for the major.
2020-09-13 18:06
#25
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB
By the way they're looking they won't regardless
2020-09-13 19:02
#27
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
If they won't get their shit together by the next RMR event then you'll be right.
2020-09-13 19:38
This is weird HOW TF Godsent are 4th and Ence 5th
2020-09-13 20:06
#53
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
They got some convincing wins in Road to Rio and cs_summit 6 and they haven't done any roster changes besides the Maikelele -> Farlig one.
2020-09-13 20:09
But still this can hurt Ence fans even if they got to the major They must play with Xseven :(
2020-09-13 20:14
#58
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
I think Ence players all still friends with xseveN? I think both parties wanted a change so it should be all good :)
2020-09-13 20:15
I hope
2020-09-13 20:38
The major won't be till early next year and that's if we're lucky. Now is the best time to make changes.
2020-09-16 18:56
#72
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
The RMR points are still in use tho. If there isn't gonna be more RMR events besides the one in October then it is not a good idea to do roster changes.
2020-09-16 22:48
#10
flusha | 
Finland )))
huhhuh, long text
2020-09-13 18:12
ok
2020-09-13 18:04
#3
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Nepal sasukeee
noted
2020-09-13 18:05
tldr
2020-09-13 18:05
#6
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
2020-09-13 18:06
thanks
2020-09-13 18:07
#9
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
You're welcome :)
2020-09-13 18:07
tldr but i agree... niko igl sucks
2020-09-13 18:06
#11
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
But they won a blast bo1 qualifier!
2020-09-13 18:13
#13
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
I almost forgot that! Thank you TheJuan! <3
2020-09-13 18:16
Best solution imo taking into account all the recent developments. Kick ynk for someone else.
2020-09-13 18:14
-ynk -cold +igl +coach Kassad and alex were options but they joined clowd9 Maybe bring robbaN back for timebeing and sign a good igl with the money they make from coldzera But there is no igl left rn for them maybe get xzit? Or tier2 igl? Since since kng is calling and can awp.in mibr maybe swap cold and fallen and try fallen's strats?
2020-09-13 18:19
#15
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
That's the best option imo as well. It just seems like YNk doesn't really provide anything to the team, at least from the outside looking in. But then there's the question, who should they add if they remove YNk?
2020-09-13 18:19
Some caster maybe? They surely do have a better understanding than ynk it seems. Or if nothing else works out, they can always bring loba as their coach. Alpha strats.
2020-09-13 18:46
#17
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
+1 for Loba as coach
2020-09-13 18:49
JAHHAHAHHAHA LOBA FAZE ERA COME
2020-09-13 20:09
ye , but the thing is...YNK and NiKo go way back and know each other since cs 1.6. He is a very good friend to NiKo. NiKo is keeping him so he can earn a nice paycheck and live a great life. Thats all nice and everything, but its ruining the team.
2020-09-13 18:57
#28
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
That's true, I kinda hoped FaZe would've signed Kassad since he is also friends with NiKo and I think with Kassad's help they could've improved a lot.
2020-09-13 19:41
there is no doubt... he did good job with renegades.
2020-09-13 19:50
#49
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Poland kvvach
ave
2020-09-13 20:02
They can sign daps, MSL, Xizt, kRYSTAL, Jerry (?)
2020-09-13 18:52
#29
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
Daps mayby? He hasn't been playing too well but he sure is a great leader. I just don't think his very structured CS would work with FaZe tho. MSL and kRYSTAL aren't gonna leave their teams because well, the RMR points. Xizt isn't gonna leave Dignitas since he is there with his friends. And not too sure about Jerry. I don't think forZe wants to do any roster changes and I'm not too sure about his English skills.
2020-09-13 19:44
no one gives a fuck about RMR-points
2020-09-13 19:46
MSL, KRYSTAL and Xizt will leave as soon as they are invited, cuz no one wants to play in tier-3 team than will never win a tournament
2020-09-13 19:49
#50
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
RMR points are the biggest reason rn why teams aren't making roster changes. That's why mouz didn't want to bench anyone despite playing horribly, until recently. Teams like Vitality, G2 and Astralis don't really have to worry about them, but all the teams below them have to keep them in mind while doing roster changes.
2020-09-13 20:02
now is a pretty good time to make a change as the major has been cancelled and more rmr events will surely follow
2020-09-16 19:01
#73
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
Well they haven't announced that there'll be more tournaments yet so I'd wait until that at least. But yeah if there is gonna be more of them then why not.
2020-09-16 22:49
#78
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Australia txshirx
Well Xizt just got benched
2020-09-17 08:38
Haha
2020-09-13 18:53
#20
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
Valve literally said they wouldn’t have a major until they can host RMR level (most likely 16 team international tier 1) events, so chances are that there will be multiple additional events where Faze can gain points to qualify for the major. Your point about there being no t1 IGLs available is very true though. No one is available unless they want to dig deep into the t2/3 scene and buy out someone like Lucky or BR Steel.
2020-09-13 18:56
#32
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
They are just in a bad spot rn and they can't really do anything else besides work hard and practice. So far Kjaerbye hasn't really performed up to his potential, but hopefully everything will work out for them.
2020-09-13 19:46
Nice link
2020-09-13 18:59
#34
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
I don't know what happened with the link.
2020-09-13 19:47
Who cars, FaZe is tier 5 😎
2020-09-13 19:00
#35
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
Yeah they sure have been playing like tier 5 recently
2020-09-13 19:48
Disagree the only real solution is to remove niko. Only then the team will actually achieve something. Relying ONLY on skill is NEVER a recipe for success over a long period of time.
2020-09-13 19:04
if they remove NiKo then cold would leave aswell
2020-09-13 19:47
#40
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
I have to agree with you. If they only rely on individual skill its not gonna get them far, but the problem is that they can't rely on strats either if nobody can make good strats. They could try to copy other teams, but idk how far that'll get them.
2020-09-13 19:53
dont worry, soon if results wont get better which wont, rain will be anchoring and kjaebrye will take his roles as ynk said - they wanted to give bymas rain's spots so expect this with kjaebrye
2020-09-13 19:45
#41
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
Kjaerbye anchoring feels so weird and so far it hasn't really worked for them so I just hope they change the roles in-game.
2020-09-13 19:55
#39
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Poland SebL
Rn. the situation with RMR points is weird since the Major is cancelled. And it's obvious that they won't get IGL out of a team like G2, Complexity or OG, but there are also good IGL's in slower teams. And not making any changes now is the worst decision, because they are the most dead team in the world atm., and not making changes is a waste of money for players sallary. And YNk is a great coach, benching him would be a mistake. For me they should remove rain, coldzera, broky and Kjaerbye and build a completely new lineup around NiKo.
2020-09-13 19:52
would be faze of 2017-18 2.0 then niko would take over igling again
2020-09-13 19:56
#44
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Poland SebL
NiKo would not be a leader in this roster.
2020-09-13 19:57
#45
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
They are in a really tricky situation rn. Its a big gamble and it doesn't really matter what they do. - If they keep their current roster it might not work and then its just waste of time for all of them. - If they acquire a less known IGL it might not work so that's an even bigger gamble imo, but it might work. High risk, high reward. - And if they rebuild that's gonna be really tricky since there aren't that many talented free agents available + there's the whole C9 rebuild going on in the meantime.
2020-09-13 19:58
#61
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Poland SebL
I'm 100% sure that keeping this roster is a waste of time for them. And rebuilding wouldn't be so hard, they can take someone with experience and some young talents, there is a lot of young talents that buyout's wouldn't cost much and it's not a problem for FaZe.
2020-09-14 16:19
They dont need to remove rain and broky just change cold for an igl and kjaerbye for a support player
2020-09-16 22:56
#75
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Poland SebL
coldzera is already helping NiKo with IGL and look how it affects his fragging. He is a shit fragger now, rain is to inconsistent, same with broky. Kjaerbye is totally shit in FaZe.
2020-09-16 23:56
lmao the bait
2020-09-17 00:22
#77
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Poland SebL
It's not a bait.
2020-09-17 08:31
bring back olof and make him igl with a coach supporting him so NiKo can just aim duel everyone
2020-09-13 19:57
#47
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
This could work. Do you have any particular coach in mind?
2020-09-13 19:59
Hmm, dunno, the coach purge might complicate things. At least in theory there are plenty of talented ex-players available.
2020-09-13 20:02
dude faze is dead already
2020-09-13 19:58
#48
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
Looks like a sinking ship atm but hopefully they can get their shit together.
2020-09-13 19:59
they are taking players and putting them in unconformable roles position they never played before. look at Bymas in mousesports immediately started playing better because karrigan is a smart ingame and uses players allowing them to play most comfortable/best cs picking Kjaerbye was a mistake on the first place and the worse mistake was putting him in the role he never played before, as a new player he is under much stress plus playing not his game.. FaZe need to change approach, but it won't change until YNk and NiKo is in the team it's a dead team with no future, looks like they already gave up and waiting for a next player, it's never ending story FaZe is done
2020-09-13 20:10
#56
NiKo | 
Finland Eestu
You're right, I'd like to see a proper IGL in FaZe leading instead of NiKo since he is only playing well individually. But also if I'm correct it was actually Kjaerbye himself who wanted to play the anchor positions. I'm pretty sure he said that in an interview when he joined. But yeah still I don't think he was a good pickup and they should've just tried to acquire ALEX instead, even tho he had a huge buyout.
2020-09-13 20:14
#62
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Lithuania Edze
Yoo, 2005 acc
2020-09-16 18:40
there is no major
2020-09-13 20:31
Xizt
2020-09-16 18:43
no, god please no
2020-09-16 18:44
#65
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India xEleanorex
Finally a thread that makes sense. Kudos!
2020-09-16 18:53
#67
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Spain daniel03s
I agree with niko being not that good of an igl. I feel like the team has lost so much passion for cs from 5 months into the online era but it is still no excuse. At the start of the year niko seemed like a decent igl - good tactics on multiple maps like nuke where faze had many set peices for outer however now it seems a bit effort less. Bring Back LAN's pls
2020-09-16 18:56
It's not a LAN issue, it's the lack of Olofmeister. NiKo has said many times in interviews, Olof was helping with midround calls and information across the map. The only way this Faze gets competitive again is #69
2020-09-16 19:03
by not getting aleksib and alex, niko sealed faze's fate. now its just a matter of time for the process of VP 3.0
2020-09-16 18:58
Imagine if Faze take a chance on a unproven IGL instead of a young fragger. Grab someone who has igl'ed in tier 2 and give them 3 months to structure the roster how they want to. If it doesn't work, splash out and buy the igl you need.
2020-09-16 19:00
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