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Qatar Easily_baited_12yo 
Honestly , we can all agree that he is a crap IGL when he isn't calling around himself.But I don't think the hate is justified.People call him a snake , all he did was try his best to make this team better.His ways weren't really the best , but wasn't the community the ones always painting him as one of the best and putting pressure on him whenever FaZe underperforms ? He has been putting up with this for about 2 years and as soon as he speaks up people attack him. Also , it's not like he left FaZe for G2 , who knows if g2 can afford his buyout or if NiKo wants to leave in the first place. So stop calling him a snake and hear him out first.
2020-09-18 15:53
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what do you expect from a toxic community? most of csgo fans for whatever reason like to shit on others :c
2020-09-18 15:54
This is unfortunately true
2020-09-18 16:55
Stfu
2020-09-19 01:10
Equal teams win, not the ones with 1 carry.
2020-09-18 15:54
FaZe was much better when it was a NiKo show undet karrigan.Now that he entrys and sacrifices himself for more utility and takes worse guns it hinders everything.
2020-09-18 15:57
That's what I'm talking about, he takes too much on himself so it becomes shit. No one can sit on two chairs.
2020-09-18 15:58
Niko sacrifice himself? He igl only for his own stats and doesn't even try to hide it. Same did he in mouz.
2020-09-18 15:59
Watch his games please.He takes utility in pistol rounds.Gives ak's and m4s to rain and cold over himself so he can buy more utility and take a deagle.He entrys more than rain and often plays alone and is super agressive. Don't come and argue if you still live in 2018 , he doesn't igl like that anymore. But thanks for the bump tho.
2020-09-18 16:04
He used to be like that. But for a very long time, he has tried to set up his team instead of him. The problem is that he is not good at being an IGL for others than himself. NiKo would be a perfect lurker. Plays himself, and gives The right input.
2020-09-18 16:14
#3
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Netherlands dabadpad
ok
2020-09-18 15:55
Thanks for the bump
2020-09-18 15:57
+1
2020-09-18 15:56
#5
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Tunisia LenkonFTW
He kicked the IGL , replaced him and kept trying to igl while everyone knew it didn't suit him..., So calling him a snake to leave the team he led to being shit .
2020-09-18 15:56
NiKo said it wasn't him , so I really don't know who to bealive.We have to wait to see who was in charge of the karrigan kick.
2020-09-18 15:58
Player X said that its not his fault, wow i am shocked.
2020-09-18 16:08
We have to hear his side of the story.Why would his story matter less than someone on HLTV who has no insight other than what he thinks happened.
2020-09-18 16:10
Because i remember him saying he wants to be the best IGL he can be, yes he said he will give it up when they will have proper IGLs but since Faze didnt pick up aleksi b or Alex, or BlameF ore Nexa with hunter something is going on in here
2020-09-18 16:12
Nothing is going on there other than NiKo pushing himself way to hard to fix the team alone. Aleksi was the only proper igl they could have taken. Nexa and hnt were poached by g2 already and alex was probably offered something but declined for c9.
2020-09-18 16:15
2020-09-18 16:16
#60
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Argentina Joedash
Alex rejected Faze's offer because they are affiliated with ESL and he wanted to play in a team that doesnt travel that much or is affiliated with Flashpoint, and C9 was the answer since they are affiliated with flashpoint.
2020-09-18 22:03
He had 0 say in that offer. "I was told that Vitality accepted it and then the next day Kjaerbye was announced" you cant even read wtf. "it would have been a good opportunity, but I don’t think I’d say I feel sorry that I didn’t sign for FaZe since they’re part of the ESL/BLAST circuit, which I wanted to avoid.” He wouldnt be completly happy in faze but he didnt deny it.
2020-09-18 22:05
#63
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Argentina Joedash
There u see it, he didnt want to be part of faze clan. NiKo doesnt control the whole situation. First of all, and so you can read, Bymas said in his interview that niko wanted to stop IGLing but no one wanted to take the role(after bymas got kicked, rumors said that faze was looking for alex). Now, he struggled and struggles a lot with the IGL role so if you have enough brain to think, niko doesnt have 20 personalities to become from "i dont want to IGL anymore" to "Lets get washed up jaerbye". It means, there's a manager and a coach that decided otherwise.
2020-09-18 22:09
Faze accepted offer, you clearly have selective seeing.
2020-09-18 22:11
#65
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Argentina Joedash
Faze is a whole org, not NiKo whatsoever. So lets stop saying "niko snake" shall we?
2020-09-18 22:12
Nice of you to butt in into conversation and completly miss its point. This article clearly shows that org wanted t1 IGL and was willing to pay for one but "someone" stepped in.
2020-09-18 22:15
#68
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Argentina Joedash
Everyone says niko makes the decision, once an IGL isnt contacted or the deal isnt done: niko's blame. Do u have any proof? source? anything to show that niko wasnt wanting alex? cause i did show you someone actually saying "niko" and not alex saying "something happened".
2020-09-18 22:18
Where did i say niko stepped in you dumbass?
2020-09-18 22:19
#70
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Argentina Joedash
Just saying mate.
2020-09-18 22:21
Yea IN WRONG CHAIN
2020-09-18 22:21
#72
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Argentina Joedash
Yeh, np. You werent saying anything about niko.
2020-09-18 22:27
also made a ton of roster moves in which only broky was successful
2020-09-18 15:58
Again , we still don't know if he is responisble for the roster moves as he denies it , so we have to wait.
2020-09-18 16:00
really living up to your name. respect
2020-09-18 16:23
It's there for a reason.
2020-09-18 16:24
yes and thus I have tremendous amount of respect for you my friend!
2020-09-18 16:26
#30
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Syria LONE_8122
You know so much about the guy! Are you a FaZe insider? 🤔🤔🤔🤔
2020-09-18 16:06
#31
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Tunisia LenkonFTW
yeah didn't you know ? thought it was a known fact
2020-09-18 16:07
#62
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Argentina Joedash
AdreN(IGL), NEO(IGL). Non of them worked out, so he decided for himself to play as an IGL. Said aleksiB didnt fit the team(idk about that tbh), tried to get ALEX(rejected the offer because faze is affiliated with ESL and he wanted to join a team with less travel and affiliation with Flashpoint). So there you have the amount of times he wanted to get/got an IGL but didnt work out/couldnt buy him aside of aleksiB.
2020-09-18 22:06
AdreN wasnt IGL under FaZe, surprisingly enough
2020-09-19 13:51
#78
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Argentina Joedash
Adren was igl under faze, that's why they added him, but he was washed af.
2020-09-19 14:56
karrigan said niko was about to get sold to mibr. deal didnt go through and karrigan got kicked. I mean it was either niko or karrigan and you saw what happened when niko is in control on the roster. hopefully nexa is in control
2020-09-18 15:57
But it made no sense for NiKo to try and kick karrigan if he really wanted to leave.
2020-09-18 15:58
He is an egomaniac. He cant understand that top players rarely know how to build and lead a top team. Its like putting Neymar in charge of tactics and player signings, a disaster.
2020-09-18 15:57
Apex took the role and vitality looks solid , so you never know.No one was born an IGL.Even glaive was just a normal fragger and took the role only after comming to astralis.
2020-09-18 15:59
Yes never know. But now we know Niko is wasted on that role.
2020-09-18 16:29
He tried to make the best for the team? When he personally says "Aleksib doesn't fit" but tried before washed up igl lul. His reputation is still to high for the things he has done.
2020-09-18 15:58
It is weird , but honestly , they were probably in talks with cold longer than aleksi was an option so they just decided to go through with it and said aleksi doesnt fit them as an excuse.
2020-09-18 16:01
When he joins G2, he will kick NEXA and take over igling then ruin one other team lol
2020-09-18 15:58
very funny comment ..
2020-09-18 15:59
Not funny that is. Niko pattern. The gobb kick was also a sneaky kick. Even more than in faze.
2020-09-18 16:01
Bro when gob b got kicked NiKo was a 18yo no body who just started to shine as a star player.No way did he have any authority over that kick.
2020-09-18 16:02
it isn't about authority it is about shit talk behind the back of a player. That is also the way why nobody trusted karrigan calls that still works in 2020. he is a stinky sneak that does everything for himself.
2020-09-18 16:31
Were you the one he talked about karrigan behind his back cuz I see you are well informed about some stuff ?
2020-09-18 16:54
I know this kind of people. Niko is sure one of them. How do you believe you make it happens that a whole team doesn't trust you anymore? Karrigan is a top igl and still a tier 1 caller. Then niko say all other good igl doesn't work as well. That is a pattern.
2020-09-18 18:40
The series of bad results. It started since the major final against c9.
2020-09-18 19:04
And it isn't karrigan fault. Niko tilt didn't end after the C9 final. I promise you when he joins g2 the same thing will happens
2020-09-18 21:40
I doubt that. He even said that it wasn't his decision to kick Karrigan, it could be the management of faze doing that, in some orgs players have no choice wether a player gets kicked or not.
2020-09-18 15:59
That isn't the case in any org that cares for their team. Sure is niko made it public the team issue. It was him. It was him who said aleksib wouldn't fit. It was him who wanted adren. It was him who wanted Ynk. So I don't believe him when he said he had no choice.
2020-09-18 21:43
ur making assumptions like most of the community by saying that it was His choice to kick Karrigan
2020-09-19 13:50
+1
2020-09-18 15:59
the hate on him is unjustified and he isn't a snake like snakeislaw or tarisnak
2020-09-18 16:00
based +1
2020-09-18 16:00
#1 said it, dude. It's a toxic community and everyone has to take shit from time to time.
2020-09-18 16:05
Hes been taking shit since 2017 , he was bound to explode one day.
2020-09-18 16:05
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Lithuania KingOfPing
Only dumbass can call him traitor or hate him because he decide leave faze (probably). 2 years faze let him and he try do something with faze but nothing works, maybe he is one of the best cs go players but not that type who can be mental leader in team. Don't see anything bad if he leaves faze, only gl for him in other team.
2020-09-18 16:09
He has been sacrificing his stats for ages to try and make the team better.I guess he couldn't stand the fact that he can't fix FaZe alone and kept pushing himself which left a deep mark in both him and FaZe. I think he is missunderstood greatly.
2020-09-18 16:12
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Lithuania KingOfPing
He try a lot when was igl, but after all a lot of times we saw that he can't be igl for team. He is one of the best in cs go skills but not mental leader for team, a lot of games faze lose because mentaly broken after unexpected rounds lost and try forcing everything and lose much more. So many times faze was tilted, specially Niko in these situations and team do same follow him. Just my opinion about whole Faze Niko Igl situation.
2020-09-18 16:18
I just want to say that I respect the hell out of niko as a player. His aim is insane and when he's on form it actually is amazing to watch him play. Plenty of insane plays left and right. However, i hate niko as a person. He's not a team player. He only looks out for himself. Just look at what happend when faze was struggling under karrigan. He pretty much gave up on him. If he had more faith in karrigan, provided support and helped karrigan with his personal issues and not kicked him, rain and guardian would probably still be an insane form and they could have their own era. However he just decided fuck karrigan and kicks him out even though majority of the team wanted him to stay (rain and guardian said they wanted to keep karrigan and I'm assuming karrigan wanted to stay on) What happens next? niko recruits a bunch of old igl, doesn't give the time to form their system, sees their not fragging and just yeets them out if the team. He begins to igl and he they still aren't winning so he decides to get more firepower. Makes sense, had good results at the start of year, great news. Then olof takes leave, he decides to give young fps player bymas a chance even though he has no prior t1 team experience and just dumps him into olof roles which is remarkably hard. Not performing well, gets kicked, cycle continues. kyarbye joins has never ever played the roles olof filled and is now struggling as well. Niko doesn't even try to help them adjust, find a new team dynamic or sth. he just continues to call around himself. that he doesn't need to. he has a ton of star players beside him. if they could all work tgt they would be an amazing team. he's constantly up agains the same brick wall and keeps charging forward with the same failing strategy. now he decides fk this team isn't working I'm out of here and just leaves behind his teamates Fking fix ur bloody mess niko. stop just thinking about yourself and become and actual team player outside and inside the game
2020-09-18 16:17
+1
2020-09-19 01:09
"If he had more faith in karrigan, provided support and helped karrigan with his personal issues and not kicked him, rain and guardian would probably still be an insane form and they could have their own era." Such a bold assumption, both of them were consistently inconsistent for a while. "However he just decided fuck karrigan and kicks him out even though majority of the team wanted him to stay (rain and guardian said they wanted to keep karrigan and I'm assuming karrigan wanted to stay on)" How do you know he is the one responsible for the karrigans kick? Also, how do you know If FaZe would be any better If karrigan stayed in the team?
2020-09-19 14:34
he does everything to make his team even worse, kicked their igl and instead of buying someone like Aleksib when he was on market, instead he just brought in another aimer.. 100 aim 0 brain team
2020-09-18 16:17
NiKo denied being responsible for the kicks so we have to wait for his side of the story.
2020-09-18 16:20
G2 can 100% afford his buyout lul, what are you saying?
2020-09-18 16:20
Yeah but are they willing to ?
2020-09-18 16:21
I thought they already try to bid him.
2020-09-18 16:24
They did but who knows who much FaZe might ask.NiKo is one of the biggest names in the scene , they won't just let him go for a mill or two.
2020-09-18 17:03
about faze kick karrigan. is it a team's decision or niko if it was team decision then it's cool
2020-09-18 21:54
He is one of the most individually skilled players to ever play CS:GO. He is a terrible IGL, but from the outside it looks like his ego won't allow him to accept this, or accept that he's been wrong for the past 2 years on this point since karrigan was undermined and then removed, and replaced with players who didn't fit what they needed. He is entitled to defend himself but it's better not to look like a whiny little kid while he does it. Ocelote can afford it if he wants to; he has stacks and he wants his teams to win.
2020-09-18 22:13
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