i feel theyre both playing different in many ways
it feels like niko is extremely good at forcing things to happen so the enemies must react by peeking, moving around for info, fastpeeking tight angles that niko happen to time exactly when to hold from experience by doing these plays for years
while Ax1le is the opposite, he is extremely good at reacting to things. he can stand anywhere, and he will know what to do to secure first kill, then second kill, then often the third kill as well
but i rarely see Ax1le moving around with agility like niko. And if Ax1Le replaced JACKZ the G2 squad would never lose a game again holy shit, he is so safe and clean with his insta kills so he can start on 2nd enemy right away.
Ax1Le does very few mistakes, at least not visible ones because he usually react to things that happened. while niko's small mistakes become very visible for the viewers because he is pushing the limits every single round. sometimes im so amazed how he survived that shot from enemy POV.
the casters usually watch POV of the guy who is about to get a kill, but niko is somehow always beating the guy in POV with some insane tight shot or snap 180.
Ax1Le is extremely safe and rarely does mistakes, but doesn't activate plays either. But he is so extremely good at cleaning up that he shouldn't be the one to execute plays and risk dying and leaving nafany for the clutch.
n1ko is all around insane crazy high iq player with more volume in his experience than any other player including s1mple.
n1ko has been in the deepest waters that no one has been, deeper than zywoo and s1mple, to be honest
niko in mousesports days were so fucking wild actually