I don't see how this is going to work. Lifelong rifler suddenly picking up the awp and needs to be at least a top 10 awper (when he was never a top 10 rifler in the first place) in order for his team to lift any trophy. Extremely unlikely it will happen but would be a great narrative.
He'll do better than es3tag, which is a low bar but eh.
hampus, Brollan solid firepower. If REZ can deliver top 10 AWPer quality they could make playoffs.
Maybe at some point they kick es3tag and get a real AWPer like nawwk back
tbh it looked like he was improving but then switched to awp which es3tag looked better on. if es3tag doesn't do better next match and rez doesn't start improving in the next few matches, i feel like this might have been a bad decision and es3tag should've stayed on awp
im pretty sure NiP already have a backup plan for the AWP situation.
TBH you can only have respect for investing even MORE into their lineup after the dev1ce debacle, by signing AleksiB (and ofc prior to that, Brollan).
And by taking in ALeksi, the signing of a non Swedish AWPer is also more realistic, so im expecting more amazing news from this org in the near future.
get an actual awper like mantuu and give star rifle roles to hampus if rez cant deliver as the star then switch him to lurk or support
hampus star rifle
brollan entry fragger
rez support rifler
I also don't see mantuu playing in tier 1 ever again to be fair. He choked way too many big games and even if OG didn't say it out loud (to try sell him at a decent price) that is definetely a big reason he got benched even if it meant having to spend big bucks for degster.
well that's how much device fucked the players in the team. Next time hampus faces Astralis with device in the roster he's going to spit in his face (and not in the enjoyable way ;) )
nawwk wasn't great but he was okay. I mean this team spent this year playing with stand ins like phzy and desperation moves like es3tag AWPer, you could do worse than nawwk
NIP need to take a chill pill and let a lineup get comfortable and play loads of games together. This constant switching and tweaking/searching is just bad for them.
I honestly have a good feeling about REZ awping but we'll see what happens!
Honestly Rez did okay, he obviously has the mechanics for it. It looked like they are starting pretty simple, at least on the CT-side. Rez didin´t do much. He basically played the vanilla awp positions, with the lobby push thrown in to the mix, but that was more Aleksib pushing and Rez holding the cleared corners. I was impressed with the close quarter awping of his. Time will tell how easy he is to counter strat, and does he/aleksib/coach have the creativity to use him efficiently.
Quite frankly, i don't mind. REZ had 5 years to be a solid star rifler and never found footing, transitioning to awp and giving the star role to a more consistent rifler, hampus, is better and is another chance for him to try and shine. If it doesn't work, he either gets benched or goes for shitty positions.
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