when there is frustation on a team, the performance fall rapidly .... the frustation for sure is the language barrier rn... :) TBH, i do not think Es3tag, will work, maybe he can learn a bit of swedish, but he won't be confident in the language, and therefor not confident in the playstyle..
well thats imao!
lack of strats & gameplan and rez & plopski not hitting their shots + missing 5th player (as always)
Didnt watch blast but at the major their T side was straight fucking garbo
Play more together. No easy solution they just need to get comfortable on the server again. I also think es3tag will be good in the end. He aint there to be the carry, he is there to make the others better and i think we will see that on plopski in the near future.
Rez is a very inconsistent player. Sometimes he's God and sometimes bot
language barrier as hampus said
hampus being the 2nd best player after dev1ce
rez is not a superstar
plopski is shit
They are looking bad rn but they just got a new player,lets see how they perform at the next couple of events and then judge first.
rez is playing bad. nip when they were winning had a nice duo between device and rez and hampus himself said that he has difficultly calling when he makes individual plays
Of course es3tag is an improvement. LNZ isn't even close to tier 1 level, he got dropped to being a 6th man on the academy team again. Meanwhile es3tag has proven himself to be reliable at this level on Astralis and it's early days still.
I'm also skeptical... we'll see if they can get communication improved with es3tag. But they probably need to make more roster changes. HEAP is an obvious pickup if they can get him from Dignitas.
THREAT/hampus need to do more
I think they lack hype and someone who gets pumped up even if the odds are down. Too many introverts.
Hampus said this too. LNZ brought this. I think it was a mistake to cut him, over plopski tbh.
Don’t know why they did not pick up Jkaem for example, over plopski - and keep lnz.
NiP needs a real igl. hampus is a good fragger but a bad igl
-Plopski is the most logical move to make currently
and es3tag imo was a mistake, he's not good...but we'll see
BIG BIG theory, I think that the thing monesy said about device are semi true, of course there is a bit of coloring in his words, but once in a while when they are playing u can see that he isnt that happy there even thou he is telling that he is happy, and he might be realising that he made a mistake, would like to see him with glaive tbh, he had the most succes there. Also he went to nip cos of his gf, and they broke up like in mid september or something like that. And he said that he lived with his gf on sweden, well now that they are not together anymore, why wouldnt devve go back to denmark to own with astralis again ?
Nip had problem with consistency and lacking strats specially on T side, they are dogshit on T side for T1 team. and for me REZ is like flamie either hit it or miss it and its not good specially for the stars player.
adding es3tag definetely upgrade over LNZ but i don't see they would make huge leap with current roster tbh. we'll see tho
Lack of real IGL (Their t side sucks)
Everyone is underperforming (maybe except hampus and device from time to time), especially rez.
Changing player every few months.
Atmosphere in the team must be really bad because of that.
In the liquid vs nip game i only saw them running to sites with knives in their hands checking like 1/4 angles and dying to site anchor
Almost commited suicide after watching this tbh
I dont really know how to fix ex top 2 team going full MM mode
Hope they will atleast improve a lot in the next few weeks, or else future looks dire.
I agree. It feels fragile when they are playing. I don't count on them to make the shots. It's like they play pub or smth, it's so random. And worst of all, as you are saying is that when they do take rounds is so often that it's very close or very lucky.
/also NiP fan. Misses the get_right and f0rest days
esetag will learn better swedish and they will be SICK, just wait
Nip issue? existing
they want to play this loose style but don't have the firepower to do it. Rez too inconsistent, Plopski has been out of form since Hampus joined and Device is more wired to play structured CS.
they need a real awper, who isnt being cucked by Emilia Hult who is hanging with Albanian rappers in her music video, like draken
Their entire gameplan is setting up Hampus to get flanks. That's about it.
Plopski isn't good enough,
Rez has really good peaks and can be a top 15 player is most tournaments
Hampus is not a good IGL, but is playing decent
Threat is too emotional and is bringing the team down with all of these roster changes
Device is doing alright, not being a true super star that he wanted to be
Esetag is put in the middle of a poor situation.
it's management issue, imo their ceo has no clear vision of the team, he assumed getting device is enough to smash. the idea was to have devve with young swedish talent around him but when it failed they gave up. now they are looking outside of sweden to somehow make this team more competitive but it's just improvisation.
NiP issue is they don’t have enough top end talent. To be successful. You need to have 3 players fragging well. In Na’Vi it’s s1mple, electronic and b1t. Gambit has shiro, h0bbit and ax1le. G2 is NiKo, hunter and one of amanek/nexa/jackz stepping up. When 1 of the 3 doesn’t perform, they fail against top team.
NiP has dev1ce and Hampus. That’s it. Once in awhile rez or plopski steps up and they win, but between them, they aren’t the consistent 3rd player stepping up. It also leaves no room for dev1ce or hampus to have a bad game.
I want to discuss all the problems, but there's just so many that I would get a stroke if I tried...
REZ and Device needs to step up, because they crucial for NIP succes.
not gonna lie i like plopski but he needs to get better ASAP! he has been poor for a while to be honest :/
esetag....i hope it works out but i have serious doubt
i think they should contemplate switching to english/international lineup. In that way they can scout more players, they dont have to speak/learn swedish.
NiP sucks, disband. No matter the players, team will always suck.
The problem is hampus IGL, he doesn't have any T-side strats, so the team can pop off in CT side, but then when the half is over they crumble afterwards. So cut hampus and get some swedish IGL.