sometimes it just happens..
nah hes just noob random HLTV user would destroy him in 1v1
nothing wrong with his plays imo, even when he chokes he is above 99% of the rest of pro players
probably attitude, and choosing to play with bad players for some reason. Jackz and aleksiB just aint it, both are decent and sometimes play alright but both can never parttake in a title winning team
honestly, i think he has a team which can make things happen now. Just need to give G2 time, its only 4months old roster and surely monesy will keep improving.
He won several large tournaments, I wouldn't call those insignificant
His game is kind of unrefined still. Its just raw aim. He never improved in any other aspect like clutch, entry, lurk, game sense. At least not significantly.
CSGO is a random game with 50% luck - rest is aim and guesses with some guesses being based on statistics and not just luck.
He hasn't been the same since Stockholm. Hope he finds what he needs to finally win that damn trophy.
I am not from some African tribe. I don't believe in curses. There is no such things
I think he spent so much time and health trying to work things out since mouz that nowadays he just chokes and cant find that energy/will to be the JuanDeag we all got to love
niko's form and his team's form is always inversely proportional
He has at least 10 big event wins, more than most players out there.
Its just as same as Messi and Ronaldo not wining Fifa WC
Nothing like curse exists
imo, G2 defaults to heavy aim play --- this is what a lot of teams with Niko end up relying on because it seems as though they count on that talent to open up the map.
Relying on that instead of being known for, say, fundamental, strict gameplay means G2 will always be inconsistent because your aim won't always be 100%....
You need a system that operates well even when your aim is at 70, 80, etc. %. Like Navi.
In fact, everytime G2 switched to attack side, it was just a lost...
he is not destined to win. no one can escape their fate.
He just plays bad, supposed to be top3 in the world yet plays like he is barely top20 the entire major, on vertigo he dies without doing anything 80% of the rounds, one of THE reasons G2 keeps losing every single map of vertigo, and when it matters disappears like map3 vs FURIA.
No , he's just stupid and arrogant
Niko is a good player, but maybe when the game is in 3rd map and the team is in though position he goes mental and does bad calls and aim is no longer consistent. If you look at his stats from several games where his team is having though times in 3rd map then Niko's stats go significantly down compared to 1st map. He needs mental coaching.
A couple of times when I saw him using his teammate as bait. Didn't see any trade kill. Horrible to die and see Niko alive looking...
he cant mantain the cold blood level when is under pressure. the skill is obviously there.
he is like xantares, chokes in tournaments
I don't think there is anything about him or his playstyle specifically, but he definately had some severe underperformances this event.
If he'd have performed in the match vs Heroic for example that could have been the difference maker and the same goes for vs Furia
same as fy from dota2
3 times grand final and never win TI
he is a choker and in the middle of the match hate his teammates
No if you think in such pattern then he IS the curse
Well this time it would have been that aleksib outfrags him in the decider map
He looks so tillted in important matches
the moment he joined G2 he never win any tourney at all and always chokes . He won most of his tourney in FAZE
idk, when he was in mouz and faze they were struggling but right after hes departure, they’re performance was better without him
bcs he is malding a lot and got shit attitude i think :) overall great player but CHOKO
NiKo is on the Counter-Strike scene since 2009 (13 years for now)
In 1.6 he didnt achieved much team wise, but he was well known as a 13 years old prodigy that has insane aim
In CS:GO individually he made TOP 20 6 times (4x TOP 5) and was two times in the major final (both of them ended up being a super close matchups)
Its sad that in his 13 years old career he was so close to win the most valuable achievement for a CSGO pro player two times, but as we can see from his stats he is not gonna give up anytime soon, I hope G2 is gonna win a major some day
NiKo with the Arteezy vibe both good players, Cursed players and both chokers at big games
It's not about playstyle, rather mentality. Bad aura.
That's what you get for fking karrigan.
hes one tons of significant events.
plenty of A events a few S events.
This narrative that niko cant win is insane. If anything G2 is cursed not niko. He won with mouse and faze
Niko should join c9 so the curses cancel out
Yeah there is truly a demonic spirit living inside him
He missed the opportunity early on in his career by having an ego and being ignorant. Now his results are out of his hand.
choker+used to be toxic+has to play on international teams
He makes his team mates choke.
bro just folds under pressure tbh, starts tilting heavily so not a curse more of a mentality thing :)
He chokes and has bit of a toxic attitude that makes his team uncomfortable and puts them under pressure.
I have nothing to say about his skills or smth....He needs better teammates.
"Why is NiKo never able to win anything significant?"
Niko won a lot of significant tournaments, dude. He just didn't win a major.
old faze with niko and cold had a great future i guess, they won 2 or 3 trophies, but then came the pandemic and a bunch of onliners
I think Niko's play style is all or nothing tbh. Either he is dominating or throwing/Baiting. Very high peeks but painful lows.
Compare him to Ropz, Electronic. Way lower peak but consistent power.
niko is way too emotional to be a consistent, tournament winning star player. legends like simple (at least in navi), snax, olof, and coldzera, are so consistently calm and collected in high pressure situations, while i feel like niko tilts quite easily. I also think there's never been any IGLs (besides karrigan in FaZe) who have been able to manage him (he's rarely had a solid role on his teams), and I get the sense that he clashes with IGLs he doesn't have 100% faith in, often putting pressure on himself to make calls, which is tough because of his tiltability and the effect that IGLing has on his fragging. there's no good solution for him, which is tough.
I think a team based around the core of FalleN, hunter, and NiKo (with a good support player and some young talent) would work well. I'd be down to replace aleksib with fallen if they didnt already have m0nesy as an awper
Other than aim he is a shit player
hard to be igl for
chokes in big games
= no major
Right now feels that deagle on nuke broke him, he never played close to that level ever since that final.
its a bit of all
2018 he choked
2019-2020 coldzera as teammate, covid, partying, dunno
2021 simple better
2022 jackz quickswitches
He tilts way too hard always, 0 mental toughness and he never really over extends himself to make the needed impact plays anymore. Hunter is like the exact opposite - always positive and will take whatever risks he needs to win. Niko has a lot of skill and finesse but it really doesn't translate to wins.
curse not real niko just bad
He is all aim no brain. Prove me wrong if you disagree.
make sense. he also not good performing
I don’t think so, s1mple attended majors 10 times, been in the final 3 times and won only once
It must be that not everyone in the team wants it real bad
it's karma for what he did to faze.
The org is cursed or people keep thinking about the curse that it may as well be cursed.
Yeah mouz put the choking spell on him and he's yet to shake it off
he's weak mentally and always seems pissed out when not having 30 bombs and hanging at the top of scoreboard,
his ego is so big that he cannot control it anymore and if g2's coach after military school cannot do it as well only therapist might help him
niko needs a nacional team to shine
He has had to play on mixed nationality teams all the time, they are historically super hard to win with. People dont really remember how few tournaments mixed EU teams have actually won
He is not at the same level. He used to hard carry like 30 to 40 bombs in mouz and faze. But now he is not that good sadly
He is just not the best teammate
Great player but not a good teammate, it seems like he never fully believe in his teammate & IGL
Guardian is cursed niko is not cursed
I fking hatw niko after kenny got benched, niko effect, his ego is insane, i wish he never wins a major.
G2 hire sports psychologist
because he is a velho tiltado
Do people really believe in curses for real lul... What a world
Niko has been scheisse since Kato playoffs and is the main reason they did not win that final. Sad but true.
NiKo has to have the most unimpressive tropy haul for a consistently top 5 players the last 3 years, his last tropy was an online IEM New York with a last hurrah FaZe.