well niko and shox are in the category of "able to igl" or "secondary caller"
shox igled in 2016 and 2019 for g2
niko did 2015-2016 mouz and his 2018-2020 time in FaZe
they're considered igls, not as their primary role or traditionally obviously but they were still igls and if brought into the situation "can" igl even if they weren't good at it
I mean no one thinks of AdreN as an igl but he did it for Gambit in the same fashion v4lde did it for North without cadiaN/MSL
"igl even if they weren't good at it" already stated that
but doesn't change the fact that when they're brought into a team people bring up their former igl status
when OG was made they worried nbk and valde would conflict in igling with aleksi
people thought shox would try igling when they brought him into Vita
people were worried about nexa getting screwed by niko trying to igl
point is they're still considered igls if they picked it up, no one thinks sunNy did a good job at being an igl but he's considered one nowadays due to doing it in ENCE
He has problems getting through the final hurdle but still look at how many different international lineups he's been able to make work and have success with.
People always say "well yea his players were just good fraggers" but you still need a competent IGL. A team with 5 stars doesn't work.
Every team he has been IGL for since TSM (Now Astralis) was taken to the number #1 spot by Karrigan. Not saying he held the position for long with every team, but he has taken them to that spot. Achievements or not, you've gotta be good to do that with multiple different lineups, especially since he was the only thing changing each lineup. His TSM lineup was completely different from his FaZe line up, just like it was different from his Mouz lineup.
Yeah k0nfig is really suffering being a close to top20 player and the whole team hates winning a big tournament and being top10 (+/-) for the later half of 2020. Without BlameF RUSH would easily be the best star player in the world, poizon struggling to get entrys is only to blame on BlameF and also how is jks not the best player in the world after 2 months of playing together???????
yeah thats what these morons dont get. The hardest tole to be outside of IGL or Star is a lurker or second caller (they come hand in hand) is that they have to relay all the information from one side of the map to the other so that the IGL can make informed decisions. Blame would be perfect for this
eh you'd be surprised, some people who actually want to argue or see the analysis are willing to see the explanation but it's still annoying to see people say stuff when it should already be known before commenting
sure but i wrote about 2 paragraphs of text and even split it up into easily readable chunks and still people couldn't be bothered to read it. All i got was 2 people asking for the tldr.
Im not pissed off as people can decide what they want to spend their time reading but im not even going to bother writing long informative posts anymore if thats the reception i get.
He mentioned 3 teams in a video from August 2020:
roeJ / niko
Source (timestamped): youtu.be/Da3rmxwB7PI?t=720
Always posing as a "rightious" hero that exposes immorality and scummy businessdealings in esports, but engages in scummy business at Flashpoint as soon as he gets a contract with them
Im happy most TO's dont hire Thorin as an analyst i think hes a hypocrite and idiot
I dont think that he has done any "scummy" business whatsoever and i'd like you to tell me what he has done.
he does expose immoral and bad business practices in the csgo scene because hes a JOURNALIST thats literally his Job.
TO's dont sign Thorin because for ESL, the engagement hate him because he made a slightly offensive statement that offended the polish people in 2015. He doesn't work with blast because he decided that they we're trying to force him to change his brand and when the NEOM drama happened he said the management were corrupt and dream hack is just a subsidiary of ESL so they follow the same protocol when it comes to signing talent
karrigan - IGL. top 5 IGL og all time despite the hate people not understanding cs give him.
blameF - 2. caller and helping with tacs. but not IGL - rifler
valde - I might choose Esetag or stavn here
acoR - I would pick up Farlig as AWP, I think he can be a top AWP given the right chance and training.
k0nfig - Make sense