NiP add pita as a strategy adviser

lurppis
August 13th, 2014 11:43

NiP have announced the addition of Faruk "pita" Pita to their team in the form of a strategy adviser via their Facebook page.

In a role not far removed from a coach, Ninjas in Pyjamas have recruited former teammate of Richard "Xizt" Landström, and most recently SK Gaming in-game leader, Faruk "pita" Pita.

NiP join the ranks of Titan, fnatic and their first ESL One opponent Indian Wolf as teams having recruited coaches, whose benefits were outlined in our article on coaching.


pita with a NiP jersey (Photo: NiP Gaming on Facebook) 

The Swedes are known for a skill-heavy playing style and have changed their in-game leader a number of times in CS:GO, though always returning to Xizt at the end.

On their Facebook page, NiP gave the following statement regarding pita's addition to the team, who will be traveling to ESL One Cologne later today:

"We would like to give a warm welcome to our latest recruit Faruk "Pita" Pita. He will act as a Strategy Advicer for our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, with his knowledge of being a in-game leader in the past he will be the perfect match for our team to develop and take the game to another level. His first event as a Strategy Advicer will be at Gamescom so look forward to some high level tactics from NiP at Gamescom!"

pita's first match as NiP's strategy adviser will begin at 09:00 tomorrow, when the heavy favorites will take on Wolf. Later they will play either HellRaisers or Epsilon.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
nice
2014-08-13 11:43
#290
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
First strategic advice will be: buy maikelele
2014-08-14 08:28
n1
2014-08-13 11:43
:(
2014-08-13 11:43
#196
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Germany lpSykl 
??
2014-08-13 14:20
fiffi!
2014-08-13 11:43
n1
2014-08-13 11:44
#7
Norway aNdzz 
N1
2014-08-13 11:44
n1
2014-08-13 11:44
Yawn.
2014-08-13 11:44
Awesome Goodluck!
2014-08-13 11:44
excepteded
2014-08-13 11:45
rexpected
2014-08-13 14:26
#12
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
What is the Heaton role then?
2014-08-13 11:45
#15
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
Manager/Cheerleader.
2014-08-13 11:46
cheerleader hahahaha. imgur.com/cda0s6A paint level is sky high, i know.
2014-08-13 13:22
BHSAVBHABVHBAVAAAAA photoshop lvl : psychedeliqueee
2014-08-13 13:25
Not enough upper body day
2014-08-13 15:18
This is amazing
2014-08-13 19:37
Shout
2014-08-13 11:46
lol, simple, I like it :D
2014-08-13 12:21
best.
2014-08-13 12:34
Stress them
2014-08-13 11:48
Countain a possible paszaBiceps' attack
2014-08-13 11:49
Haha
2014-08-13 11:50
LMAO +1 :D
2014-08-13 11:57
ahahaha :D
2014-08-13 12:01
hahahaha +1
2014-08-13 12:33
Loool
2014-08-13 12:53
xDDD
2014-08-13 12:56
#282
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
this
2014-08-13 21:25
+1
2014-08-14 00:44
#32
Sweden Dan3 
Biceps
2014-08-13 11:51
Bodyguard/Masseur
2014-08-13 11:53
Masseuse :p
2014-08-13 11:57
Masseuse is the female version!
2014-08-13 14:10
2014-08-13 18:09
#158
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
Masseur haha
2014-08-13 13:29
Heaton is the CEO, it means that NiP Gaming is his own company.
2014-08-13 12:00
CEO /= OWNER
2014-08-13 13:26
#171
World Ayr 
The CEO isn't Potti?
2014-08-13 13:42
2014-08-13 13:50
Yup, Per Lilliefelth is the CEO on paper, or VD as we would call it in Sweden. I think he does the most of the paperworks and stuffs like that for Ninjas in Pyjamas AB. HeatoN is still responsible for every team that NiP has, and stepping down as CEO and also let pita have a strategy leader role in CSGO-team creates alot of time working with just that, all of the teams. It's like devilwalk for fnatic, he spares alot of time for cArn to do other things. If I have understand this correctly, pita will have something to say about NiP:s tactics from now on, due to his great experience as an IGL (we know that from 1.6) This would be very interesting to see the results of. Good luck pita and rest of NiP!
2014-08-13 14:18
- I'm here for him to escape the "boring" stuff and offload him and help with business development of NiP, as it is now rapidly expanding with everything from custom products to new sponsors and partners.
2014-08-13 14:24
Just talking about the 'CEO' on paper part. Not on who's doing what.
2014-08-13 15:16
#56
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Poland Don_Alejandro 
Bodyguard/Opposition intimidator
2014-08-13 12:02
He's their GM Leader ^^
2014-08-13 14:16
He is the founder and owner of the team. He can do whatever he wants.
2014-08-13 16:11
Disappointing.
2014-08-13 11:45
Wow
2014-08-13 11:45
n1
2014-08-13 11:47
First most of us thought this was a troll. :D
2014-08-13 11:47
The troll of yesterday was so Nice with NBK and fif
2014-08-13 11:48
link plss
2014-08-13 14:50
n1
2014-08-13 11:48
This is the first step to -fiffy rip
2014-08-13 11:49
thats what i thought when i first saw the headline
2014-08-13 17:16
pita-dA-bankerino
2014-08-13 11:51
SICK
2014-08-13 11:51
lol
2014-08-13 11:51
gl pita
2014-08-13 11:51
#34
Belgium JdlF 
NiP wis real tactics? No way o/
2014-08-13 11:53
What advice could he possibly give to the 5 most experienced players in the world? I'm just curious.
2014-08-13 11:54
+1
2014-08-13 11:54
#68
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Serbia Svipke 
Wondering why football teams or NBA teams have coaches then...
2014-08-13 12:12
don't compare cs to physical sports lol.. Do you kill of players in football and basketball durp!
2014-08-13 12:19
thats the worst argument ever. you score points by hitting the enemy player model with animated bullets, and you get points for rounds won, not much different than how you get points in other sports, and also there is playstyle variation within each rival playing style, again not much different from other sports. You dont kill anything in cs, they are just simulated models/targets that you get points if you hit with your animated weapons, just another way of collecting points against another team that is trying to prevent you from doing so. couldnt be more similar to physical sports.
2014-08-13 12:44
Kappa
2014-08-13 13:07
"The Worst Argument of Year 2014 In HLTV goes to... BRYDDE, CONGRATZ!"
2014-08-13 17:53
dude.......
2014-08-13 18:36
Hah, this is one of the dumbest shit I've ever read on HLTV. And that means something, because there is not much other content.
2014-08-13 19:54
#283
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
thats like comparing american football and formula 1. cos in football you don't drive cars retard
2014-08-13 22:48
#72
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
fifflaren experienced player? hahah
2014-08-13 12:15
somebody needs to go look up the word experienced.
2014-08-13 13:04
#136
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
sry yes he has the experience of getting carried and being noob
2014-08-13 13:11
In the end he still have a lot of stage experience, now enough with those 3rd world dumb comments.
2014-08-13 13:13
Put any swe player in fifflarens position and they would do better, I don't care what he offers outside of game but if they want to be top1 again, they won't be it with him.
2014-08-13 15:12
Let's see after this major, fifflaren is a pretty big factor to NiP, i love how people only flame fiffy when its the entire nip that has been underperforming lately.
2014-08-13 16:31
I don't blame fifflaren actually, getright has been underwhelming lately, friberg has also been a lot worse then he usually is and fifflaren is fifflaren.
2014-08-13 17:25
says the random hltv user who has achieved nothing in gaming
2014-08-13 13:25
#73
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Israel selukvey 
He will help Xizt with his tactics. Their gamestyle will probably change a bit aswell as their tactics.
2014-08-13 12:15
strange how xizt was bought into fnatic for been the best mind behind stratergy..?!
2014-08-13 12:20
and strange how one person should do a better job than two. Now stop trolling around and keep your lame arguments to yourself.
2014-08-13 18:49
he could tell them what they are doing wrong and what they migth want to try differently. ¨ your welcome.
2014-08-13 12:36
They only lose their matches if they are outaimed, they relied on their skill for 2 years and it's not going to change. So what, this guy will stand behind them and be like "aim for the head boys" or "remember the spray patterns".
2014-08-13 12:39
dont be silly, you said it yourself, how come you cant get it then?, he will help with the stuff they obviously lack when all 5 are ingame and focused on the monitors. you can guess what it is...but its not "aim for the head" , you are wrong if you think that is the only way to help a player lol
2014-08-13 12:48
remember the spray patterns lmfao
2014-08-13 13:30
Obviously they are frustrated with their bad results and want to try something new. In the past this 'something new' has been changing the igl (several times) or changing the awp role. This is a way to add more strategy (which is what nip really lack) without taking their focus away from their individual skills.
2014-08-13 17:22
+1
2014-08-13 13:33
#172
World Ayr 
Only f0rest, gtr and xizt are experienced players, fifflaren and friberg need more years to deserve the recognition.
2014-08-13 13:44
You must be joking, xizt/fifflaren/friberg have more than 4+ years in cs adding 1.6/css experience if not more. They don't deserve recognition in most of their fans' eyes coz they are overshadowed by 2 all time greats in the game and all the '-fiff' hate but the fact is they do.
2014-08-14 04:19
#292
World Ayr 
true
2014-08-14 12:49
One thing: perspective!
2014-08-13 17:51
fair enough, but isn't all this coaching, advisor stuff getting a bit silly? Are you telling me players like xizt, GeT_RiGhT and f0rest can't figure out a B-split or counter rotation, or some flashbangs and smokes, with all their experience?! e-sports is expanding and receiving more funding and as it does more jobs created, but it's not really at the stage where we should already be creating the 'non-jobs' that all industries are already littered with.
2014-08-13 11:54
hes just gonna look at how teams play and how can they play against them and that sort of stuff
2014-08-13 11:56
this used to be the job of the players, but I guess they all have so much League of Legends to play that they simply don't have time to anti-strat other teams.
2014-08-13 11:57
A man with logic! :D
2014-08-13 12:27
#174
World Ayr 
In football world for example, the strats doesn't make it the players :) But yes, what u are telling have sense too.
2014-08-13 13:49
lol well done
2014-08-13 15:30
whel that's correct but evry team is saving strats or something special they found out during there prep time. So having another player/coach on a location to help with the anti strats and reading of the other team before you play them yeee that's a smart thing because xist can rest also like the rest then.
2014-08-13 17:36
They had to do that already, for years now.
2014-08-13 11:58
Well they could, but opinions amongst people vary. He might have another opinion which they wouldn't think of and they can focus more on non-tactical part of the game. There is one saying in our language and it goes like this: "More heads, more knowledge".
2014-08-13 11:58
That's true MisuL. I assume that he will coach them live, so he can think clearly, without emotions and recommend something, like cArn did.
2014-08-13 12:01
We have a similar saying in our country and I guess every country has that one in it's own way. "Two heads think better than one" :DD I totally agree with what you said
2014-08-13 12:41
Being objective towards your own doing can be really tough sometimes. I suppose a coach can help out with that.
2014-08-13 12:04
I think his job is mostly psychologic. Doing something for years tends to make people, even the best players, fall into manerisms and habbits. Their game tends to become very static, especially playing with the same lineup for years. He might be a huge asset to NiP, make their game more dynamic.
2014-08-13 12:10
I agree with you, but the reason behind the move might just be because it could reduce the "extra" work the players have to do. Which would give them more time to focus on their individual game.
2014-08-13 13:32
+1
2014-08-13 13:33
If pita is to be coaching them in real time as well as in their bootcamp it can only be a plus. When you're losing or being locked down having someone outside of the game looking in at every players perspective to see what is going wrong is a godsend, especially if you're stuck doing the same mistakes each round and not adapting quick enough.
2014-08-13 14:11
It is just so much easier to shoot dem heads when someone tells you where to go and stuff. Like if you get 40 hours per week to plan tactics they will be 100% sure that they will be better than with few hours per week. You just get 0.5 extra player when you in game leader can just focus to game instead of tactics.
2014-08-13 14:12
Watching demos and coming up with strats and counters to teams is very tedious and time consuming. It's one of the reasons in game leaders always suffer in the fragging department. So at the very least he can take that burden off of the team.
2014-08-13 17:25
good luck pita!
2014-08-13 11:55
Pita <3
2014-08-13 11:55
Tactics adviser - maybe you should go b? they go and win the round..pita rich..nip happy..yayayaya
2014-08-13 11:55
haha
2014-08-13 11:56
hahahah
2014-08-13 12:57
XDDD
2014-08-13 13:12
rush b with flashes dont stop!
2014-08-13 13:31
n1
2014-08-13 11:56
Following Titan path :)
2014-08-13 11:59
Following Fnatic path :)
2014-08-13 18:20
yeah idd :)
2014-08-13 18:22
#50
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Serbia dekizh =DD 
oh may got, nip naw towp 1
2014-08-13 11:59
Gl mate
2014-08-13 11:59
gl
2014-08-13 12:01
By the way guys, I think that if he will stay as long as someone will retire from NiP, he can go again full-time pro-gamer. Of course, if he will drop his bank job, what would be very stupid. Gaming is not good in long perspective for your life and career.
2014-08-13 12:03
#192
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
he still can works in the bank... you know you can ask for reduce your working time.
2014-08-13 14:11
That's true, man.
2014-08-13 16:52
Still top8 esl
2014-08-13 12:03
This i just a precaution so fiffy cant take the coach job after they botch a 3rd Major :)
2014-08-13 12:04
i laughed out loud
2014-08-13 17:25
Holy smokes, he is going to add some extra spice to the NiP strategies.
2014-08-13 12:05
#62
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Israel selukvey 
N1 and gl
2014-08-13 12:07
former teammate xizt? wat? have i missed something?/ ok i have read it completely , i got it now:D
2014-08-13 12:09
They played together in fnatic I think.
2014-08-13 12:09
ye where xizt told pita what to do with tactics.. now it's the other way around o_O did pita keep his scrapbook or something, dafk!
2014-08-13 12:26
they were both led by cArn, who also made forest and getright who they currently pretty much tells you who's counterstrike greatest leader
2014-08-13 12:51
I am talking about post cArn :)
2014-08-13 13:26
n1
2014-08-13 12:09
I hope he didn't quit his bank job for this shit. NiP should be capable of analyzing opponents and creating strategies to beat them. That's their job...
2014-08-13 12:19
#96
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Poland BiNd! 
;D
2014-08-13 12:36
FINALY
2014-08-13 12:21
so they have fifflaren xizt and pita making strats ? xD
2014-08-13 12:22
don't know about "strategy advisory" that's dumb as fuck and if they need him as one then they should all quit. More like devilwalk for fnatic, he is a motivator, team spirit builder! That's what they should have announced.. Not needing help with tactics, are they all fucking braindead after this many years of playing they forgot how to do basic tactics like every other team is doing that dominates them!
2014-08-13 12:24
-nip +BRYDDE
2014-08-13 12:34
are you rly that retarded? :DDDD
2014-08-13 12:35
Brought to you by: "don't compare cs to physical sports lol.. Do you kill of players in football and basketball durp! "
2014-08-13 19:59
Told youuuu
2014-08-13 12:25
gl
2014-08-13 12:25
sick stuff is going on!
2014-08-13 12:28
inb4 cloud9 recruits some retired US general as a "strategy adviser"
2014-08-13 12:32
HAHAHAAHAH +99999
2014-08-13 12:46
#140
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Portugal dascouves 
+11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
2014-08-13 13:12
n1
2014-08-13 12:32
imagine the amount of time you need to figure out new stuff, new smokes, new tactics / anti tactics or your own faults. they now have more time to get the teamplay and individual skill on point
2014-08-13 12:35
#98
United Kingdom zbd 
n1
2014-08-13 12:37
Someone should advise pita to actually award the winners of the Go4Balkan raffle their prizes which they are all still waiting for.
2014-08-13 12:38
Is this actually a thing? I mean did he actually steal it or is it just a rumor?
2014-08-13 12:41
he didn't steal.
2014-08-13 12:44
Hasn't stolen anything just hasn't given people their prizes.
2014-08-13 12:48
Prizes are responsibility of steelseries AFAIK. They will be directly shipped from steelseries.
2014-08-13 13:06
That's irrelevant, its still his responsibility. Last update was the 7th July saying that he has told steelseries to send them, so where are they? I could buy something from steelseries right now and I would get it quicker than a month and if it didn't I would be on phone giving them an ear full until it did.
2014-08-13 13:15
But still.. it's propably steelseries who takes time.. As far I remember it was the same way when hltv.org handed out whatever winners steelseries stuff, it took months te recieve them, but it was all al steelseries part. So please, don't act like a little spoiled brat
2014-08-13 13:46
I don't think he's acting spoiled. It's his property we're talking about. He has every right to claim it and people withholding it are at fault.
2014-08-13 14:44
Thank you, don't really know why I deserved a response like that, shocking.
2014-08-13 16:25
A spoiled brat? Dude what the fuck was that for? If I said right now that you have won a giveaway and then said nothing to you for 2 months you would not wonder where this stuff is? Please don't call me names when I am perfectly within my rights to wonder where my 'prize' is, and why he is not communicating with us.
2014-08-13 16:24
They need next level strats advice to beat Team Wolf. lel :3
2014-08-13 12:40
#126
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Finland NUCL3AR 
xD
2014-08-13 13:00
The reason behind NiP hiring Pita as a strategy advisor is to create dynamics within the team, as it's hard to break your own patterns/decision-makings into something more controversial... rational thinking seem to be a rare thing these days.
2014-08-13 12:42
GJ
2014-08-13 12:54
GJ..I HOPE NiP will win everything
2014-08-13 12:56
what about the bank job?
2014-08-13 13:06
he got caught? maybe?
2014-08-13 13:56
"job at the bank" now I get it
2014-08-13 13:07
"rush b" "rush mid"
2014-08-13 13:10
still no quote about the "swaghetti-yolonese playing style"
2014-08-13 13:11
gl pita :)
2014-08-13 13:11
With all of this they have to win this major
2014-08-13 13:15
time for get_right to stop being a fuckin grims and maybe they will win something again.
2014-08-13 13:16
expected. FIFFY MASTER TROLL n°1 <3
2014-08-13 13:17
for the position of strategy adviser i wouldnt pick pita...maybe ave or someone with a more aggressive oriented mind. NiP plays too passive sometimes.
2014-08-13 13:23
NiP has 4 people who can take anything on skill, now imagine that Xizt gets to play his game skill wise while pita will be calling strats for NiP. Before that NiP won mostly relying on skill, now with pita they will use more tactic aproach to there game, inlude there awesome skill and u have a Nr.1 team. I will not be suprised if NiP will win ESL One Cologne.
2014-08-13 13:26
Xizt does a pretty good job already being an igl, and you can see him not going down without a fight when the team's star players have died in a round, if he gets to unleash his form like in 1.6 days, its too much firepower in one team.
2014-08-14 06:04
#157
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Latvia HOORAiJKE 
gl pita
2014-08-13 13:28
it's just eazing into kicking fiff
2014-08-13 13:29
#165
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Vietnam zsb 
Pita's first match as NiP's strategy adviser will begin at 14:00 tomorrow, when the heavy favorites will take on Wolf. Later they will play either HellRaisers or Epsilon.
2014-08-13 13:33
GL pita, GL NiP!
2014-08-13 13:35
the boss back in business
2014-08-13 13:40
#177
World Ayr 
Maybe later, 5 or 6 months later... -fiffy +pita for sure.
2014-08-13 13:50
same low level...
2014-08-13 14:32
Pita quit 2 times now because of his job. Will see how long this is going to last.
2014-08-13 14:00
Gl pita
2014-08-13 14:00
#187
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina HAD1$hA 
Bosnian power hehe , gl guys <3
2014-08-13 14:06
Meh, Pita is overrated.
2014-08-13 14:07
+100
2014-08-13 14:30
#189
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
Actually G5 doesn't need coaches to break the ennemis on the game. Waste of $$$ coz poland will take it. again.
2014-08-13 14:09
Major event = Poland wins.
2014-08-13 14:30
#206
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Venezuela xoile 
is not a bad idea! but know i want to see fiffy fragging 7-40+ again.. they dont have excuse anymore fiffy need to step up 100%
2014-08-13 15:01
n1
2014-08-13 15:30
I just hope it will be successfull this time. I remember when they played a bit more like the former VeryGames and it didn't went that well.
2014-08-13 15:33
GL :D
2014-08-13 15:33
gl, love pita
2014-08-13 15:34
#220
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Latvia Senotajs 
Nice, i at the start i thought that pita replaces someone as player..
2014-08-13 15:38
I hope he takes the best out of fiffy
2014-08-13 15:45
so it wasn't a troll :o
2014-08-13 15:58
#223
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
I am surprised about that. Personally I cannot see what he can bring the team, that they don´t have already. Several of the players on NIP have more experience than him. And it is not as if the teams Pita did lead in the past - were knowen as insane teams tactical wise. But lets see, they know more than I do about him.:D
2014-08-13 16:09
Yeah because nip underachieves due to bad tactics -_-
2014-08-13 16:14
#229
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Korea tyr_kr 
n1
2014-08-13 16:23
Pita means father in my language but oh wait, isn't Heaton playing that role?
2014-08-13 16:24
Gl pita cya there
2014-08-13 16:34
#240
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Venezuela xoile 
pita suppose to have a new job right? being a strategy adviser of such a team. required a lot of time watching demos and other teams. assuming that i think nip is enrolling him step by step into the team, they are just wa8ing for a new fiffy bad tournament to make a change. my guest if they fail hard on cologne fiff will become inactive due some things. like fnatic did with devilwalk
2014-08-13 16:54
nice, welcome back pita!
2014-08-13 17:13
nice,welcome pita :))
2014-08-13 17:36
gl pita
2014-08-13 17:47
#255
Estonia rYm 
Dota2 style - recruiting coaches! gl gl maybe it will be new trend is CS:GO as well
2014-08-13 17:49
#258
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Brazil akak1 
pita =DDDD
2014-08-13 17:53
I think his role is: - Braking down different opponents strats; hence players can play more - Giving perspective on tactical approach - Pointing out the mistakes (which doesnt lead internal battles, nor does it consume players time) What his role isnt: - Give tactical advise during game - Be IGL - Tell players how to play - Clap his hands and cheer behind them
2014-08-13 18:13
#261
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
funny how ppl think that pita will them which strats to do xDD clu3l355 pub pl4y3r5
2014-08-13 18:15
i guess there is some kind of an idea behind this recruit, i just fail to see it. like 5 very experienced pro players can't figure out the best strats for themselves...then what the hell are they doing, being lazy as fuark ? lol only thing i could imagine is that during an event pita could watch the other games and report the main strats of the opponent as nip is playing another game at the same time.
2014-08-13 18:18
n1
2014-08-13 18:19
#271
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Serbia dekizh =DD 
gl pitta
2014-08-13 18:57
#272
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United States y0rk 
Hopefully this can help them out a bit. They've really been struggling this past year.
2014-08-13 19:04
gl buddy!
2014-08-13 19:09
well they were having blanks in the strategic department.. this will surely benefit them
2014-08-13 19:10
not pita... gg
2014-08-13 21:00
it begins...
2014-08-13 21:10
good luck!
2014-08-14 00:40
does pita just get to live at the nip house and 'advise strategy' or does he get paid to 'advise strategy' over the net? seems like hes rolling it either way
2014-08-14 06:35
for sure a better adviser than heaton wich i think he never srsly step into the game even just like an analyst
2014-08-14 11:33
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