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Seriously, as a NiP FAN they have NOTHING going for them, their aim has gone to shit after IEM Fall for some reason, their strats are even worse, Their pistols suck so much (they put 5 players in 1 bombsite as a CT, all 5 Ts went there and they still lost) and Es3tag is not a improvement over LNZ, every round NiP wins is always close and they make so many silly mistakes, they are losing to so many teams that they should have easily won 2-0 like Liquid and every game they lose it feels like they got smashed, even in the games where they go to OT it feels like they got dominated
2021-11-30 12:30
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#1
Lucky | 
Denmark spawdk
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!
2021-11-30 12:32
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I Dont really think Es3tag is to blame, sure he is doing very bad right now but NiP was already doing very bad before in the Major with LNZ, i dont think any roster change would work unless they -Threat and -Plopski
2021-11-30 12:33
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#7
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Denmark spawdk
But they made a roster change u say.. yes they did, why would they do that? cus of problems in the team :) Problems that we probably don't see as a viewer, cus it is chemestry relatated :)
2021-11-30 12:38
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Problem was not chemistry with LNZ. Watch the NiP vlogs. Problem was LNZ is dogshit. Hes like that one fat dude in ur friend group whos funny as fuck but cant pick up no bitches coz hes fat
2021-11-30 14:33
Its not the team that makes the switch so it may just have been a wrong call from org
2021-11-30 19:08
I dont necessarily that they were bad, but I would say that their biggest problem is the thing that spunj and analysts have said, that the fact that their t side heavily based on hampus getting a entry,
2021-11-30 14:20
esetag sadly cursed
2021-11-30 15:49
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#78
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Brazil de_lite
overrated**
2021-12-01 00:06
I think Hampus shit IGL is the main problem. The guy has no clue how to IGL. Better pick ZTR and let him IGL.
2021-11-30 14:22
#61
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Canada zizzle21
why not just speak english lol ?
2021-11-30 15:53
lack of strats & gameplan and rez & plopski not hitting their shots + missing 5th player (as always)
2021-11-30 12:32
5 replies
I feel like everybody else than hampus lately has been relatively shit
2021-11-30 14:20
4 replies
Hampus make the Niko IGL move boost his own stats and don't care about the team performances.
2021-11-30 14:23
1 reply
More like blame, playing the opposite roles on t side but somehow still they are so similar Even thou I like hampus more than blame as an igl, something has to happen
2021-11-30 14:25
idk, dev1ce is decent, but far away from his prime. but i wouldnt call him shit
2021-11-30 14:34
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yeah, no he aint shit atm,but he has been struggling a bit compared to the weeks leading up to iem fall etc, of course if he isnt happy in nip or something outside the game, that would affect his game also
2021-11-30 14:38
#4
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Netherlands ___Snowy___
Didnt watch blast but at the major their T side was straight fucking garbo
2021-11-30 12:33
#5
FalleN | 
Portugal lift7
nip issue is es3tag
2021-11-30 12:34
3 replies
es3tag issue is NIP
2021-11-30 14:24
2 replies
nope
2021-11-30 15:38
#76
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France LorisDF
one and the same tbh
2021-11-30 19:13
#6
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Sweden gNeJS
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.
2021-11-30 12:35
#8
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Rez is a very inconsistent player. Sometimes he's God and sometimes bot
2021-11-30 12:39
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#67
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Argentina SantiMedia
Also being this type of inconsistency, he stills better that everyone in his team except from devve
2021-11-30 17:37
language barrier as hampus said hampus being the 2nd best player after dev1ce rez is not a superstar plopski is shit
2021-11-30 12:42
5 replies
how dare you insult plopsker
2021-11-30 12:45
3 replies
+1
2021-11-30 13:04
You re right, shit is a bad word. Plopski is not good enough for tier1 counter strike global offensive.
2021-11-30 14:10
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#46
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Other the_dark
more like csgo is not good enough for plopski 😎😎 (plopski to valulrant??)
2021-11-30 14:49
lately it has seemed that device is the 2nd guy behind hampus on the server :D
2021-11-30 14:21
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.
2021-11-30 12:45
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+1, even if it looks like it's never gonna work they still need to be given a grace period, if they're still shit by then it's probably time to call it
2021-11-30 14:18
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
2021-11-30 13:10
#15
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Australia B_Tannen
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.
2021-11-30 14:12
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Currently he isnt, and i dont think he will be a improvement until 2022 where his Swedish will be much better
2021-11-30 14:14
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#17
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Australia B_Tannen
He's an upgrade instantly just because he's played tier 1 and has experience. LNZ was not only terrible, but he has achieved nothing.
2021-11-30 14:15
4 replies
Es3tag won 1 online event dude, the guy doesn't have big stage experience, also his stats are not impressive whatsoever and apart from one month in Astralis they never were in his 4 years at the tier1/2 scene. He doesn't speak Swedish and he just doesn't really add anything to the team that would be useful to become worldclass. NIP only have 1 superstar player, top teams should have 3, and don't call REZ a superstar the guy has been in tier1 for years and only showed flashes of class here and there, otherwise it's just a lot of mediocre level play and nothing close to a top20 player
2021-11-30 15:54
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#64
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Australia B_Tannen
tier 1 experience in multiple lineups is more valuable than a kid who is barely good enough for tier 3.
2021-11-30 16:29
2 replies
es3tag is equally as useless as LNZ in the grand scheme of things
2021-11-30 16:56
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#77
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Australia B_Tannen
idk how you can tell that definitively yet
2021-12-01 00:05
#27
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Europe Juuzou_
Es3tag performed well in astralis because of the position they put him in. He’s been mediocre other than that imo. Also personality wise he doesn’t add much as they’re all kinda beta/introvert personalities. And i think they lack in this department, mentally not strong.
2021-11-30 14:23
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#33
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Australia B_Tannen
2021-11-30 14:30
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#57
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Europe Juuzou_
My point still stands man. Its underrated what a player can do who hypes up a squad. And he’s young and can be molded into something good. Edit: i don’t say he’s the perfect fit. But i don’t believe es3tag will prove of much more worth.
2021-11-30 15:45
#18
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Sweden Erfa
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.
2021-11-30 14:17
THREAT/hampus need to do more
2021-11-30 14:18
#24
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Europe Juuzou_
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.
2021-11-30 14:21
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
2021-11-30 14:22
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 ?
2021-11-30 14:24
10 replies
What did monesy say? He didn't move to NIP/Sweden only because of GF, it was one of the reasons but not the main one. They had some kind of problems in astralis, probably that's why also dupreeh/magisk and zonic are leaving, maybe they were burned out as a team and needed some kind of refreshment.
2021-11-30 14:38
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he said something along the lines of "device isnt happy on nip, he wants to go back into astralis" it was the recent interview that he did with hltv, but where monesy got this info isnt not known, so take it with a grain of salt :D And yeah, the kasper hvidt guy and zonic had disagreements according the roster, (zonic didnt want to sell es3tag but kasper did), and yeah the refreshment thing is most likely a big reason also.
2021-11-30 14:42
8 replies
Lol, didn't know that. Was it only zonic or whole/most of the team?
2021-11-30 14:43
7 replies
Zonic atleast, most likely there were more than zonic, atleast device I would say was one of them, and dupreeh
2021-11-30 14:45
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If it's true, I'm not surprised device left astralis then and now dupreeh doing the same xD
2021-11-30 14:47
5 replies
indeed :D would still like to see atleast devve dupreeh and magisk reunite somehow but doubt that its gonna happen :)
2021-11-30 14:48
4 replies
-plopski -hampus +dupreeh +magisk Force rez to learn danish ez clap
2021-11-30 14:49
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or just -rez and some new upcoming talent that all the experienced players can mold into a new combination of s1mple niko device zywoo who will go on and rek every one in the future
2021-11-30 15:31
2 replies
I hope rez can be back to form with proper IGL and a team.
2021-11-30 15:33
1 reply
me too, cos when he is on, oh boy oh boy
2021-11-30 15:35
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
2021-11-30 14:26
Language barrier. 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.
2021-11-30 14:42
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
2021-11-30 14:48
#47
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Denmark Pand43N
Hope they will atleast improve a lot in the next few weeks, or else future looks dire.
2021-11-30 14:50
#48
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Sweden multib
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
2021-11-30 14:51
esetag will learn better swedish and they will be SICK, just wait
2021-11-30 15:40
2 replies
xD
2021-11-30 15:42
1 reply
Same as vitality bro
2021-11-30 15:53
Nip issue? existing +disband problem solved
2021-11-30 15:41
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.
2021-11-30 15:42
they need a real awper, who isnt being cucked by Emilia Hult who is hanging with Albanian rappers in her music video, like draken
2021-11-30 15:48
Their entire gameplan is setting up Hampus to get flanks. That's about it.
2021-11-30 15:50
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.
2021-11-30 17:05
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.
2021-11-30 17:48
#69
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Canada Virauve
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.
2021-11-30 18:43
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bruh every t1 player can frag like mad, the win condition in t1 is not fragging, it's cohesion, info, rotations, stratbook. timings. nip has shitty system that only worked when they were hyped af and in the honeymoon. it's pretty much "device go kill" and lots of shouting. you need much more than that to win trophies. they have no real igl, no advanced stratbook, no cohesion. all they have is a starplayer with no structure around.
2021-11-30 18:52
#71
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Sweden SamBbbb
I want to discuss all the problems, but there's just so many that I would get a stroke if I tried...
2021-11-30 18:56
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.
2021-11-30 19:03
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#79
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Netherlands TEEZY
hltv.org/stats/matches/85921/liquid-vs-n.. "device needs to step up" ? maybe drink less beer, it might prevent further brain damage
2021-12-01 14:18
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I'm pretty sure he played much more matches in NIP, not only against liquid. He has to step up a little bit, u expect much more from him but it's nothing compared to rez's performance.
2021-12-01 14:26
#75
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Czech Republic JarinDL
NiP sucks, disband. No matter the players, team will always suck.
2021-11-30 19:11
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.
2021-12-01 14:22
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