Official: NiP to try out new players

MIRAA
February 13th, 2015 18:15

Ninjas in Pyjamas have confirmed that they will try out new players in the future as they look for a potential replacement for Mikail "Maikelele" Bill.

Earlier on Friday, reports in Sweden emerged about Mikail "Maikelele" Bill possibly being on his way out of NiP, just days after the team's disappointing campaign at IOS Pantamera, where they finished next to last in their group.

The Swedish AWPer will act as a stand-in for Orbit at this weekend's Nordic Masters event, which means that he will most likely miss NiP's double StarSeries header against HellRaisers and EnVyUs, on Sunday.

Maikelele

Maikelele's spot on the team is currently in doubt

And while NiP state that Maikelele is still part of the team, they will "try out" new players in the next few days to see if they can find a better fit.

"The Ninjas in Pyjamas CS:GO team are going to try out new players for the time being, to see if there is a possibility that they find a better line-up than the one they have today," a statement from NiP reads.

"Maikelele is a great talent and a very good player, but lacks a certain amount of experience that is required in order to have a permanent spot in the NiP line-up.

"Much more than pure talent is required in order to play professionally on an international level. 

"Maikelele is still a part of NiP and has been informed of his shortcomings and now has a chance of working on them. In other words, the CS:GO team still consists of the same five players, but we are open to trying new players for the upcoming period of time.

"Maikelele adapted well to the CS:GO team, meaning there are no other aspects to this decision but the sporting ones that are the base of this evaluation period."

Maikelele was recruited on a trial basis in November following the retirement of Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson and helped the team to win ASUS ROG Winter last month with stunning performances that saw him named the event's Most Valuable Player.

During his time in NiP, the Swedish giants have also finished second at DreamHack Winter and MLG X Games Aspen, but a disappointing campaign at IOS Pantamera could have spelled the end of his time on the team.

NiP currently have the following roster:

Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg

Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill (?)

Related videos:

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
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
wow edit: goodbye mikail we hardly knew ye :( edit 2: lol hltv get your *** together.
2015-02-13 18:18
#17
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Austria DR!FT 
lol
2015-02-13 18:16
They would still make the katowice finals & lose it. Heard it first here.
2015-02-13 18:17
#69
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Austria DR!FT 
Sorry can u speak a bit louder? cant hear u
2015-02-13 18:18
:)
2015-02-13 18:19
Probably because text doesn't make noise.
2015-02-14 00:41
#378
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Austria DR!FT 
you must be the most intelligent person in your family!
2015-02-14 00:42
Sorry, could you type a little quieter? You're scaring the children.
2015-02-14 00:43
#381
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Austria DR!FT 
ive closed the doors so i dont think your superhuman children will hear the noise of my keyboard!
2015-02-14 00:45
Stop your fucking exclaiming you loud bastard.
2015-02-14 05:02
next player must be TWIST
2015-02-13 18:22
best option
2015-02-13 18:42
#307
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Russia alcomancer 
or schneider
2015-02-13 19:55
Delpzie :D
2015-02-14 01:46
Fiffy incoming
2015-02-13 18:23
expected
2015-02-13 18:16
I expecteded before it was cool to expect.
2015-02-13 18:17
expected whiffelele +11111111111111
2015-02-13 18:16
Inb4 HLTV.org releases Miraa ^^
2015-02-13 18:20
wtf.....................
2015-02-13 18:27
hahah xD n1
2015-02-13 19:38
[*]
2015-02-14 00:44
This is the dumbest decision in eSports history
2015-02-13 18:16
+1
2015-02-13 18:19
#88
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Russia Dmitrii1992 
nope
2015-02-13 18:20
idd.
2015-02-13 18:22
seems like it could be the beginning of the fall for NiP , stupid to do it so close to Katowice
2015-02-13 18:23
NiP get rid of one player, RIP Ninjas in pyjamas you will be truly missed. [*]
2015-02-13 18:43
Lol no As stupid it may seem, it may bring amazing results in the long run. kthxbye
2015-02-13 18:22
+111111
2015-02-13 18:23
the dumbest was to only try out 1 player
2015-02-13 18:23
if it was just a try it was dumb to be so long try idd
2015-02-13 18:26
i can totaly agree with you ... Nip are acting like the biggest retards at the moment ...
2015-02-13 18:25
and Maikelele is a bit of a bitch for staying around imo, "yeah you know, we tried this for a few months and we dont really think you're good enough and want to try out some new players. But pls stick around in case we dont find anyone better, now please get out of our face and play for orbit or some shit". Show some character maikel!
2015-02-13 18:40
+1 Maikel should drop them like a bad habit and let them rot
2015-02-13 19:20
+1 These pricks keeps thinking "if we can dominate 4v5 in the past who needs a good player like Maikelele meh we'll just spin around our lineup"
2015-02-14 06:17
#202
Sweden CMF 
Either they find a replacement for Maikelele (and why? Maikel has been doing a lot better than Friberg the past few months), and in that case he's kicked from the team. Or, they don't find a suitable replacement, and what the hell is he going to feel like then? "Oh, we don't really want to play with you, but we couldn't find anything better..". Anyone who has ever read even half a management book knows that NiP is handling this situation horribly.
2015-02-13 18:42
+1 really dumb. handling it like children
2015-02-13 19:18
I'd like to reveal another aspect of this topic, namely the dissapointment of NiP players and management. I think they are really dissapointed for some reason, because they started to search a new fifth player 1, Like this 2, Just 4 weeks before Katowice. Something is terribly went wrong within the team and if this negative attitude continues I won't be surprised if GTR or f0rest retires.
2015-02-13 21:23
I don't harass NiP at all. I love those guys
2015-02-13 21:24
Maikelele can only perform if they let him loose in the game so he may do what he wants, hes not good at following a playbook. And if Maik has to what he wants it holds the other players back as we can see on GT and friberg.
2015-02-13 20:27
#332
Sweden CMF 
Which was the exact reason why they hired him in the first place. Fribergs performance hasn't got much to do with their changed game-style, but rather with him not hitting crucial shots and the team as a whole doing simple mistakes.
2015-02-13 20:55
+1 Maikel was one of the main reasons NiP was performing, but at the same time if he played like shit then NiP will not perform as well. Look at DHW, at the final he almost carried NiP to win, until the team screwed up and started to overextend on Overtime which costs NiP the title. Also at ROG he carried the whole team to the podium. Then at pantamera when he sucks so bad, the team lost terribly I still remember just back before DHW, people say like "NiP don't need star players, they have GTR & f0rest" and now they release this statement. Why can't they find a suitable strat for the team, instead of shuffling players like them brits Disappointed af with this statement
2015-02-13 18:46
They don't need a star player they need someone who is consistent, which Maikelele is not.
2015-02-13 20:24
who are you to judge if its a dumb decision? do you know how things are happening in the team? they clearly have a reason for what they do, theyre not stupid people
2015-02-13 18:47
#233
Sweden CMF 
No, they are not stupid, but the way the whole ordeal is being handled is far worse than what could be expected of such a respectable organisation. This ambivalence is nothing but harmful for the team, and NiPs image. It's a kick or keep type scenario with teams, not "well, maybe, we'll see if we find someone better".
2015-02-13 18:52
+15
2015-02-13 19:10
r u mad becauz of skinez wokbokie? LOL! ty for it :)))
2015-02-13 21:20
Maikelele did amazingly in the last 2 months. So yeah, lets try and not stick with this seemingly amazing roster and just start changing shit up, makes sense.
2015-02-13 22:06
+1 and bringing manne @fnatic
2015-02-14 03:20
wow
2015-02-13 18:15
oh
2015-02-13 18:15
expected
2015-02-13 18:15
expected, cya toxic kid called it since day1
2015-02-13 18:16
#7
Vietnam hcd 
wow
2015-02-13 18:15
idiots, maikelele was good
2015-02-13 18:16
nt maikelele
2015-02-13 18:21
IDK player that have best statistic on last tournaments... worst player on team?! Really?!
2015-02-13 18:44
nobody ever said that he is a bad player. Why do silvers not understand that skill isnt the only thing a top player needs?
2015-02-13 19:31
LOL EXPECTED
2015-02-13 18:15
LOL its not true m8s
2015-02-13 18:15
no :(
2015-02-13 18:16
dafuq
2015-02-13 18:16
oh wow hahawha
2015-02-13 18:16
not yet!
2015-02-13 18:16
+Snajdan
2015-02-13 18:16
#78
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
LOL +1
2015-02-13 18:19
RIP
2015-02-13 18:16
The WAATTT of the month.
2015-02-13 18:16
WOW
2015-02-13 18:16
yep
2015-02-13 18:16
lmao
2015-02-13 18:16
sad
2015-02-13 18:16
why ? :|
2015-02-13 18:16
They did not cut ties. Jesus christ that clickbait.
2015-02-13 18:16
Lol... Learn to read between the lines. It's not even reading between the lines at this point. You have to be german or slightly autistic at this point to still think he's likely to remain.
2015-02-13 18:34
you hate germans, dont you?
2015-02-13 18:54
i arent think that
2015-02-13 19:38
#196
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
"We are keeping Maikelele until we find someone better"
2015-02-13 18:41
if you're going to quote something, generally you quote what was actually stated...
2015-02-13 18:47
or you use quotes to show the essence of a statement.. it might be incorrect to do so, but its the same with slang.. its there and beeing a nazi about it doesnt change the fact that that is how people understand it.
2015-02-13 19:40
rest in rip in rip in resting pieces
2015-02-13 18:16
#86
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
hahah rest in rest in piece in rest in piece? u know rip = rest in piece right? so dumb xD
2015-02-13 18:20
New here?
2015-02-13 18:23
#191
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
it doesnt matter if im new?? it doesnt change the fact that he fails to write rest in piece xD lol
2015-02-13 18:39
Dude. He wrote it like that on porpuse
2015-02-13 18:49
#235
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
umm im pretty sure he didnt xD low english 3rd world country probably lol
2015-02-13 18:52
he obviously did.
2015-02-13 18:56
#407
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
no lol xD he obviously did not
2015-02-14 14:04
Just had to log in to say 8/8.
2015-02-13 19:03
hltv is the wrong site for you m8
2015-02-13 19:57
#399
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
Peace out i r8 8/8 m9
2015-02-14 10:35
Did we unfair?
2015-02-13 18:27
you laugh at him but you fail to spell it yourself! it's rest in PEACE faggot! now sit the fuck down.
2015-02-13 23:24
#406
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
umm lol im pretty sure its piece xD ha ha who are u trying to teach me
2015-02-14 14:04
wow you cant even look it up in a dictionary...
2015-02-15 11:12
#31
Xyp9x | 
Denmark DFTBA 
wtf? who the fuck is running this show?
2015-02-13 18:16
that lasted long
2015-02-13 18:16
He's not released yet...
2015-02-13 18:16
TL DR
2015-02-13 18:16
expected
2015-02-13 18:16
fuck it :(
2015-02-13 18:16
#37
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Sweden mrarrogant 
hm? "Maikelele is still a part of NiP and has been informed of his shortcomings and now has a chance of working on them." edit: they changed title so i look like an idiot now ;PPP
2015-02-13 18:20
+1 wtf :DD not even a clickbait title
2015-02-13 18:17
Rekt
2015-02-13 18:16
"wow" - HLTV
2015-02-13 18:16
I don't even...
2015-02-13 18:16
They didn't release Maikelele though? Did you even read the statement?
2015-02-13 18:16
ehhh?
2015-02-13 18:16
woa
2015-02-13 18:16
FACEPALM MIRA
2015-02-13 18:17
Weird
2015-02-13 18:17
esport.aftonbladet.se/team/ninjas-in-pyj.. He is still in the team, they don't have anyone to replace him with yet.
2015-02-13 18:17
rip NIP
2015-02-13 18:17
lol that quick title change..
2015-02-13 18:17
Omg its just a rumor wtf miraa hltv deaded y news
2015-02-13 18:17
noooooooooooooooooo
2015-02-13 18:17
rekt
2015-02-13 18:17
they will update it lol
2015-02-13 18:18
#59
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Poland Mionel Lessi 
strange o_O
2015-02-13 18:17
twist or disband
2015-02-13 18:17
or dennis; if neither of the 2: disband
2015-02-13 18:30
funny thing, when Aftonbladet wrote that they will keep maikelele but they will try out some other players mean while. well done HLTV
2015-02-13 18:17
nice reading skills hltv
2015-02-13 18:17
ohh noo
2015-02-13 18:17
nice clickbait
2015-02-13 18:18
lol wtf
2015-02-13 18:18
#70
NBK- | 
Estonia BlameS 
having a russian play for a swedish team, never works.
2015-02-13 18:18
Fnatic > NiP EZ PZ ;-)
2015-02-13 18:18
gr8 clickb8
2015-02-13 18:19
They didnt release Maikelele yet, they're going to try out new players... Maikele didnt cut ties with NiP, I don't know what admins on HLTV are writting haha, cant understand simple english
2015-02-13 18:19
top kek, that fail
2015-02-13 18:19
hahah wtf is this
2015-02-13 18:19
#80
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Ireland skend 
rip maikelele
2015-02-13 18:19
schneider?!
2015-02-13 18:19
april fools?
2015-02-13 18:19
ADD ME !! I PRO SILVER AWP!!!PLS
2015-02-13 18:19
So who will take his spot? Schneider?
2015-02-13 18:20
Really? going so much on about Maikelele when the rest of the roster could've done good with a change aswell.
2015-02-13 18:20
LEGGO SPAWN
2015-02-13 18:20
What are they thinking? Barely gave the guy a few months to adapt in and now they looking for a new player. GL finding another awper, someone who's experienced, swedish and NOT in a team already.
2015-02-13 18:21
"but we are open to trying new players for the upcoming period of time." f0rest I added you, you can try me hard.
2015-02-13 18:21
Just don't drop the soap around him
2015-02-13 18:23
#93
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Romania JeeFo 
I think twist is the only one who can do better than maikelele in nip right now.
2015-02-13 18:21
twist = nonamer. /close.
2015-02-13 22:24
Edit: WTF HLTV. Nice change
2015-02-13 18:21
if anything they should be trying out new players for the position of Xizt, not maikelele. You know a player can't be bad when he can at least carry a tier 2 team. I haven't seen any of those possible candidates, namely twist schneider or delpan, carry their tier 2 as hard as maikelele did before nip. Remember when maikelele and delpan used to be in property the former was the one carrying hard at every game while the latter was sucking. What i mean is if you can't even carry your tier 2 team, i don't see what you can offer more than maikelele.
2015-02-13 18:23
Twist does it just as good as Maikelele did. Difference is im pretty sure Twist thrives on motivation, which should be close to 0 when NiP and fnatic have stable lineups. Playing in Property isnt really a motive to put up alot of hours in order to be the best lets face it.
2015-02-13 18:31
Expected.
2015-02-13 18:22
OMG
2015-02-13 18:22
schneider incoming ??
2015-02-13 18:22
Delpan :)
2015-02-13 18:22
twist pyth schneider
2015-02-13 18:23
Wont be pyth
2015-02-13 18:26
i tought too :D but who else i love to see dennis in nip because for me he is one of the best swedish players
2015-02-13 18:31
he suck d1ck!!
2015-02-13 18:51
k delpan fanboy
2015-02-13 18:53
yes :) delpan inc
2015-02-13 18:55
delpan to miss 10 shots and 1 kill k :D even schneider is better awper
2015-02-13 18:56
plezerino delpan 10x schnid, dey needs awps
2015-02-13 19:00
rip
2015-02-13 18:23
+Dennis 'dennis' Edman <3
2015-02-13 18:23
I'm thinking Dennis as well, can't see who else.
2015-02-13 18:51
Lol if i was Maikelele i would just leave and skip this embarrassing situation. Who would want to be part of a team which doesn't want you in the first place?
2015-02-13 18:24
I don't think he will because of the NIP money but yeah, would show some character if he just left. Also wow NIP, Fifflaren low and played half a year too much - never drop. Being a nice guy > skills in NIP
2015-02-13 18:29
politics man its all about networking.
2015-02-14 14:07
+1
2015-02-13 18:30
money talks
2015-02-13 18:33
#204
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
The problem is, how many Swedish teams exist that can realistically perform at the top level except for NiP and Fnatic? He wants to play at the top level, Fnatic is out of the picture and even though NiP are dumb shits it's still his best shot.
2015-02-13 18:43
I don't think so, use twitter :D gyazo.com/1787130ae374a0a4cf4dc448691117..
2015-02-13 18:23
Was Maikelele really the weak link during those last 3 tournaments? I don't really think so.
2015-02-13 18:25
#137
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Not skill wise, but attitude wise probably.
2015-02-13 18:26
i doubt it. i doubt he would behave like retard no need to.
2015-02-13 18:30
#207
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
GTR said that he fit in awesomely and that they just wished he would keep playing with them lol, probably some problems after Pantamera.
2015-02-13 18:44
#223
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Yeah, but GTR said that after gettings 2nd place in the major. That was before they started playing pretty bad again and Maikelele has been kicked from teams before for being toxic when things weren't going right.
2015-02-13 18:49
#333
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Portugal dracø 
Not really. As far as player cam allowed us to see during the recent tournaments maikelele seemed the kind of player that was always pumping the crowed to support them and pulling the team spirit's up. Maybe it isn't like that on online games tho, we'll never know for sure.
2015-02-13 21:04
hey dedicated awper ready to be pick up here :D
2015-02-13 18:24
Either KennyS or Allu !!!!!!!!!!!! Please
2015-02-13 18:24
Ok IMO this isn't the best choice ever, but no one seems to understand, that this is the chance for Maikelele to get a grip of himself and start to improve his game and his choice making if he wants to keep that spot under NiP's wing. Or he might break and don't really give a duck about them. Well we will see I'm out. Peace.
2015-02-13 18:25
Wow
2015-02-13 18:26
DELPAN OR ALLU TO NIP =DDDDDDDD
2015-02-13 18:26
awww so sad!
2015-02-13 18:26
only kennyS will allow NiP to compete with fnatic
2015-02-13 18:26
Delpan or Schneider! :)
2015-02-13 18:26
this is gona be awkward as fuck when they bootcamp together
2015-02-13 18:26
N/A best player
2015-02-13 18:27
-Maikelele +Delpan
2015-02-13 18:27
#144
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Twist, heard it here first kids.
2015-02-13 18:27
sure they will pick up twist if they search for an experienced top player
2015-02-13 18:29
He was a solid player for NiP and was topping the scoreboard on many occasions. Even though many people underestimated the impact that chemistry has on a team's performance (Fifflaren), looking for alternatives to maikelele because they've had a stint of bad results is a very poor decision. You don't just add a player and demand great results straight away. It's not how it works. You have to rebuild strats around the new player, form a new team chemistry and balance as well as allow for the new player to settle in. I wonder if this may be a move forced by the hand of sponsors for NiP to be the best again.
2015-02-13 18:27
i can see this being a bad move by nip. they want instant result which reminds me of the SK era at the end of 2011 - 2012 when they replaced delpan with dennis then trace looking for quick result but end up winning nothing. But this is never going to work. Look at VP they sucked in the early months with byali and snax then after a few months they won katowice. And its not like NiP had a bad start after adding maikelele, they went into finals 3 times in 2 months ffs.
2015-02-13 18:37
so... Maikelele (Eksem) is not experienced enough to play in nip they say? Tell me more about fnatics counter-strike experience in comparison. f0rest GT and Xizt is more or less the only "elite" players left from the swedish 1.6 scene. I would assume that they are searching for an awper (unless they ditch the awp) and in that case I can only think of delpan or possibly another scandinavian player. Maybe a danish one?
2015-02-13 18:27
RiP Maikelele
2015-02-13 18:27
Maikelele too weak, is the right decision for NIP
2015-02-13 18:27
+twist
2015-02-13 18:28
but we are open to trying new players for the upcoming period of time In other words, go bet on nV and especially on HR on Sunday ;-)
2015-02-13 18:28
FIFFLAREN COMEBACK
2015-02-13 18:28
if they really think they are going to find a new fifflaren they are dumb, ofc it wont be instant insane chemistry like what you would have developed over years with the same lineup. Must be some major reasons for this to happen, considering he was really pulling his weight.
2015-02-13 18:28
It's like if nip WANTS to be shit... without letting him adjust to the team, they still finished in good terms in some majors thanks to him. im gonna stop talking shit before HeatoN knocks on my door
2015-02-13 18:28
#158
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Bulgaria FrostNixon 
So "we are not kicking him we are just going to try out every other option and if we find something better bitch be gone". I hope they find someone else because I doubt maikelele will ever be able to play at a good level with the thought that as soon as something new comes he's gone..
2015-02-13 18:28
hahahah I wish that i could laugh at those blind fanboys who were talking that it was just a rummor, mekelelelele best etc etc... hahahaha On topic, expected, and needed as never before, forest gtr and co are back on tracks, but they need somebody who has their level of play, and not some 2nd tier toxic MM heroes such as Mekelelele...
2015-02-13 18:29
loved all the "bwaaahhh HLTV isn't allowed to report rumours all this is based on him being a standin!!"
2015-02-13 18:35
ME PLZ I AM GUT AT DIS GAYM
2015-02-13 18:29
#164
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
ye coz Panamera is major right? hahaha they are so dumb...
2015-02-13 18:30
not a major but only slightly smaller than mlg and such really
2015-02-13 18:36
#200
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Still it's only 1 stupid event.
2015-02-13 18:42
Who cares, nip is bad
2015-02-13 18:30
maikel such a pussy! In his situation, id fucking terminate the contract and wave nip goodbye..HAVE SOME DIGNITY M8 FFS!
2015-02-13 18:30
gl guyz
2015-02-13 18:31
that is stupid IMO. How should Maikelele feel? feel sorry for the dude.
2015-02-13 18:32
#175
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Brazil hunte[R] 
ridiculous to keep maikelele while they want another player... the question is, there is another player in better shake without a team ???
2015-02-13 18:33
REAL inc still a beast
2015-02-13 18:33
fuckin disgusting and unfair without maikelele out of group in mlg and asus rog Get right and xizt performance worse than maikelele
2015-02-13 18:33
There was fifflaren, he was bad and BAD. Lelelele is insane but not good enough for them?. May be NiP is going to be DONE
2015-02-13 18:35
#185
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
why the fuck would you do that 1 month before major?
2015-02-13 18:37
+ kennyS confirmed
2015-02-13 18:37
hahaha lol even try SwpaN if you want Nip, but they will never be number 1 again, getrigth is not so good and neither is f0rest, they need to realize the competition have caugth up and their skill is nothing special. getrigth just mad he cant get easy kills anymore
2015-02-13 18:38
i like NiP but this is fucked up move, its like hey maikelele we wanna replace you but dont go out just yet, we wanna see if we can find someone better than you first. if you wanna kick maikelele out do it. dont fucking tell the kid to stick around just in case you didnt find someone better
2015-02-13 18:38
R.I.P NiP. Maikelele was NIP carry. OMFG..
2015-02-13 18:38
Silly decision and wrongful to put the blame on Maikelele for the recent tournament placings. There's other people on the team that has failed to perform and they don't even have the excuse of being new to the team. About time to take a look in the mirror and face some hard facts instead of looking for a god-carry.
2015-02-13 18:40
#194
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Austria db42 
he lacks expirience? Who are they taking then? doubt twist or schneider could say the same, infact i think maikelele is more expirience them both of them just because of the few months he is on Nip.. Is this really a hint of bringing Delpan in?
2015-02-13 18:41
#206
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
experience? this is some bullshit excuse my friend.
2015-02-13 18:44
maikelele that's just stupid. ;]
2015-02-13 18:41
omg!
2015-02-13 18:42
Theory: Nip made him feel a little too welcome when he first arrived, and now he is acting like he is one of them, and xizt doesn't like this attitude and Friberg kinda agrees and f0rest was like, yeah whatever.
2015-02-13 18:42
#214
World doh 
hahaha f0rest is always like, yeah whatever :D
2015-02-13 18:46
#250
Sweden CMF 
Please explain how he can feel "too welcome". Whatever the reason for sacking him is, it's got to be good. Based on performance since he joined, he surely wasn't the one who was going to get kicked first.
2015-02-13 18:59
Only try allu. No need to try anyone else. Keppo
2015-02-13 18:45
i fucking ate fribergs mcdonalds and they kicked me :(
2015-02-13 18:46
I ready!
2015-02-13 18:46
nip pls
2015-02-13 18:46
Maybe they're looking for a pure awp-man like kennyS/jw. I think Maikelele miss a lot of awp shot in big match. But overall, he is a good player
2015-02-13 18:48
#238
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Europe Dan Zero 
Well i am hoping for twist. Good awper and even better rifler.
2015-02-13 18:54
#219
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Bosnia and Herzegovina gaara<3niko 
NIP NiKolinho sounds great !
2015-02-13 18:48
"Popcorn, popcorn!"
2015-02-13 18:49
2015-02-13 18:49
if it wasn't for him NIP would have never reached DHW and MLG final, so...well played nip. bring in someone to get you down further.
2015-02-13 18:49
wtf is this? lol.
2015-02-13 18:50
#227
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Poland Marcines 
well pasha didnt have too international experience, and g5 didnt drop him after 3-4 months..
2015-02-13 18:50
imagine KennyS comes and does not have language problem.
2015-02-13 18:50
this statement is so dumb haha, everything always depended on gtr f0rest friberg, the 5 player is less important. . .the only thing of which Maikel was lacking was confidence
2015-02-13 18:51
It can't be due to attitude. He always has a similar look about himself, no matter what. Whiffing 6 straight shots he still looks confident... GTR on the other hand looks like he is going to cry every time things start to go against them. GTR's body language and facial expressions go from over confident, to I have given up way too often.
2015-02-13 18:51
+100
2015-02-13 18:55
+1
2015-02-13 19:05
its offical, FUCK YES! inb4 second place katowice. imgur.com/UmETtTM
2015-02-13 18:52
I think this is really harsh on Maikelele I felt on a whole he contributed really well overall and I really don't see where NIP are coming from. In many many games he saved their asses. Bullshit about experience.
2015-02-13 18:54
#242
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Finland Vaporizeq 
Fiffys comeback, expected.
2015-02-13 18:55
any one can explain me this "inb4" x/!
2015-02-13 18:56
in before?
2015-02-13 18:58
thx :)
2015-02-13 19:31
fiffy took lessons from kenny and is making comeback now heard it here first
2015-02-13 18:56
not very patient...
2015-02-13 18:56
#248
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
To NIP, Experienced player here, played several lans in france and switzerland. Actually top 2 swiss. See you.
2015-02-13 18:58
How do I apply?
2015-02-13 18:59
Keep calm and bring Delpan
2015-02-13 19:00
To NiP smfc in MM, online hero, never been on lan (but i can win every online quali/tourn. cuz german) my english is pretty good...swedish not so...i just know "fet fitta" write me a message
2015-02-13 19:01
NIP line up going to SK Gaming.
2015-02-13 19:01
#257
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
test Delpan test schneider test twist pick tha best
2015-02-13 19:02
Maikelele
2015-02-13 19:09
+1
2015-02-13 19:49
#310
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
maybe
2015-02-13 19:59
Time for Angeldust to make a comeback
2015-02-13 19:02
Expected
2015-02-13 19:03
#263
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Serbia EviLPatOfnA 
schneider maybe?
2015-02-13 19:03
could be johnny R?
2015-02-13 19:06
+schneider and i will put nip sticker on my gun
2015-02-13 19:07
-rep for nip for cutting maikelele. Maikelele was doing really good and after couple of tournaments he would be even better. NiP so stupid...
2015-02-13 19:09
Lmao @ nip anf they're huge egos, who are they supposed to find thats better than maikelele?
2015-02-13 19:11
Twist Although i thought maikelele would fit in. Maikelele is a very good rifler as well,but they want him to play the awp,dedicated.
2015-02-13 19:16
+1 i dont get it too
2015-02-14 09:08
at least TRY twist, please :)
2015-02-13 19:13
Try me, I can shoot headshot sometimes. Sneaky actions and bhop is my speciality
2015-02-13 19:19
very stupid nip. there's no one who could conceivably be better than maikel right now. they need a dedicated awper able to compete with kennyS,guardian,etc... who else could do this right now?
2015-02-13 19:20
Twist is 1 level ahead of him, considering both awping and rifling skills. On the other side in current nip lineup, forest is also much much better with awp, but if nip would make him as main awper, they will loose their best rifler... So makelele needs to be replaced by Twist ASAP ! Doubt about delpan, knowing his inconsistency... He can deliver sometimes, but as long as motivations is high, otherwise ...
2015-02-13 19:29
sorry but maikelele is a better awper than twist, also maikelele has great pistols - especially usp
2015-02-13 19:33
idk we rarely see twist, but I know he's a beast. i'm curious to see who they bring in
2015-02-13 19:38
NiP-face-
2015-02-13 19:21
This is literally RETARDED. When NIP were loosing hard with Fifflaren they didn't even think about changing the roster (5th player) but worked on their strats/gameplay. But now when they have Maikelele (imo better sniper than Fifflaren, he may yet not be adjusted to this kind of AAA level gameplay he is kind of promising succesfull player)they start to go literally NUTS. In 2 of 3 last tournaments Maikelele were the biggest surprise in NiP (after their vacation etc.) He's been top fragging/entry fragging/getting important picks. So after 1 lost tournament where whole NiP performer poorly(yes performed poorly because they could win ESL cologne in 4 players [9-44 fiffy]) they want to find more suitable player for them? Who? Twist? Schneider?(not very good past with him). I'm not really judging any side but in my opinion problem lies within other 4 players and their old habits? (used to play in stable 5, still using same strats?) This is most likely looks like back-stab from NiP and literally beign childish. IMO they won't get better AWPER unless they get JW Swedish/NA scene drama. We lose tournament let's change roster :D Hate incoming in 5..4..3..2..1
2015-02-13 19:23
totally agreed
2015-02-13 20:49
imo this is huge mistake maikelele was the best free awper in Sweden and he did well in NiP... I don't really understand. One bad lan and they want to try someone else?
2015-02-13 19:32
spawn confirmed
2015-02-13 19:37
#367
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Serbia EviLPatOfnA 
+1
2015-02-13 22:45
You wouldn't expect such a terrible move from NiP out of all but I guess nobody is bullet-proof for making dumb decisions.
2015-02-13 19:54
"Maikelele is still a part of NiP and has been informed of his shortcomings and now has a chance of working on them." What they are actually saying: work hard and we might keep you but we are gonna try other players anyway because we don't really think you can do it.
2015-02-13 19:54
He has been playing well but the problem is that although his highs are very high, in between those he makes silly mistakes, especially as ct. Getting a lot of frags is nice but if you lose rounds as CT because one guy is playing like he has 10 redbulls in him, and rushes in for retakes alone etc or takes 1v2 fights when backup is on the way.. then its a problem. Maikelele seems to be so fired up sometimes that he cant help himself, he just goes for it. I think this is the main problem. Imo he has been outstanding as T
2015-02-13 19:55
#311
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Bulgaria seynoxz 
GO GO DELPAN <3
2015-02-13 20:02
GOGO SCREAM TO NIP!
2015-02-13 20:03
NiP win - maikelelele is a god NiP lose - maikelelele's fault What a pathetic behavior In my opinion he's the best possible choice and he proved it. He played really well And saved a day couple of times. That's why I will always respect VP more than NiP. Even if they have bad days, they care about mates and work hard for success
2015-02-13 20:18
True, that's fucking awful by nip.
2015-02-13 20:16
By nip? Its the community that reacts like that, not nip
2015-02-13 20:18
No, that's NiP.
2015-02-13 20:19
Haha yeah cuz FIFFLAREN DID NEVER SUCK AND WAS NEVER ON NIP AM I RIGHT?!!?!
2015-02-13 20:22
Man, just try to think about other line-ups of gtr and forest during SK time. It's always been like this.
2015-02-13 23:30
#316
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Portugal dracø 
This makes little sense. Maikelele style might be a little crazy sometimes, but that's what got nip back in their winning ways tbh
2015-02-13 20:16
This is a shockingly unprofessional thing for NiP to say. You don't say to someone, "You can play with us until we find someone better." And you certainly don't globally announce it to the world. How shitty and unimportant would that make Bill feel? I will be outwardly rooting against NiP from now on. What a scumbag group of people.
2015-02-13 20:18
Stop acting like you know ANYTHING about the situation.
2015-02-13 20:19
What are you talking about? No one needs to know anything about the situation. The statement alone is incredibly unprofessional, no matter what the situation is.
2015-02-13 21:09
delpan in nip..
2015-02-13 20:22
Expected. nip cant win 4v5. +jw and nip #1 world easy.
2015-02-13 20:24
rip nip
2015-02-13 20:34
bad thread admin pls delete
2015-02-13 20:34
definitely a lot of pressure on maikel, gl to them.
2015-02-13 20:55
Fiffy get your motivation and come back. NiP needs you!
2015-02-13 21:07
gg nip
2015-02-13 21:13
moddii comeback!
2015-02-13 21:13
what a fucking douche move by NiP. The hate fnatic would've gotten for this.
2015-02-13 21:22
+1 if i was maikelele i would leave i mean he isnt their slave or a temporary player to get something bad like this. every1 hating fnatic for no reason (only 5% h8 them for their insultes towards nip on dh bucharest)
2015-02-13 21:30
NIP.f0rest NIP.GeT_Right NIP.xiZt NIP.friberg NIP.Spawn you heard it here first!
2015-02-13 21:50
#355
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United States EVER1 
Plx try Dennis or khystal
2015-02-13 21:56
SpawN comeback plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2015-02-13 21:58
They can look for another 5th as long as they like, but unless they gonna try to fix the real issues, it wont matter in the long run. Maikelele did ok, he got hyped, but he didnt fail. He played good for a new player and wasnt the problem for NiP. He handled the awp as he was supposed to and did help NiP in that regard. It was an upgrade for sure. If they wanna have something to do with winning majors in 2015, they have to reach fnatic/EnvyUs level and they cant do that with xizt in the lineup aswell as a inconsistant friberg. Xizt best days are over and he would have been the first guy id have replaced, not fifflaren. I doubt that GTR, f0rest, friberg, xizt + X can reach the individual level of the mentioned top 2 teams.
2015-02-13 22:19
"Much more than pure talent is required in order to play professionally on an international level." BULL FUCK SHIT LOOOOOOOOL, hugest shit statement I have ever read. NiP show once again why they are a bunch of fags. GeT_RiGhT is where he is because fnatic picked up his "pure talent"
2015-02-13 22:25
can i try out?
2015-02-13 22:25
Mikail = cocky nip = swag Ladies and gentlemen you can now see the difference BTW:WTF is that leader T...assclown
2015-02-13 22:34
#366
chrisJ | 
Netherlands deemuu 
ChrisJ
2015-02-13 22:39
almost sure they will try delpan, they have played with him before, and as we saw with Titan, picking up players who havent played on top level in a while isnt impossible
2015-02-13 22:57
#369
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Netherlands xdanny 
+1 Delpan was great during 2k11 would love to see him back on that level.
2015-02-13 23:10
pls dont pick up delpan hes shit
2015-02-13 23:13
NiP.twist Make it happen
2015-02-13 23:15
Maikelele you really fucked this up dumbass, enjoy your shit lan.
2015-02-13 23:18
So after adding Maikelele they are runner ups at DHW, they win ASUS, 2nd(?) at MLG, and still the NiP organisation isn't fucking happy? Get the chief Per to play as the fifth then, they don't really have many free agents to choose from that are better than Maikelele. Schneider? Twist? I don't think so. Get Nico from Denmark instead if Per isn't up to par. +Nico
2015-02-13 23:38
csgo = cheaters and throws sooooo maybe Maikelele is a skinslord?!?Maybe Maikelele got into forest girlfriend?maikelele is a pretty cool player.Nip sucks
2015-02-14 00:46
Thorin's Thoughts - NiP's Maikelele Dilemma (CS:GO) youtube.com/watch?v=zjCMnj5UELk
2015-02-14 03:36
+Delpan P.S: CASLER MAMASHKA QQ
2015-02-14 05:08
Delpan is worse then Fiffy
2015-02-14 05:25
Twist, Schneider, Pyth or Delpan
2015-02-14 06:11
Everyone of these guys is better than Maik so yeah why not just bring them in, f0rest is a better awper than Maik.
2015-02-14 07:47
#393
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Peru unfaithful93 
I get it now, they are not going to pick an AWP player, that's why f0rest was using it recently (AWP). Probably looking for some other entry fragger.
2015-02-14 06:37
"Much more than pure talent is required in order to play professionally on an international level." agree 100%, but I think getrigth f0rest and xizt need to look in the mirror because theres nothing wrong with maikelele he fucking carried you out of the shithole you guys dug for yourselves. Nip please
2015-02-14 07:56
I only see twist as a potential player in nip's squad.
2015-02-14 08:41
OMG HIKO IN
2015-02-14 09:03
"Maikelele is still a part of NiP and has been informed of his shortcomings and now has a chance of working on them" Surely working on his shortcomings, his experience, would be to play more with the team?
2015-02-14 11:33
pyth?
2015-02-14 11:48
Title should be: Official NiP stupid as fuck
2015-02-14 12:41
2015-02-14 13:21
wtffffffffffffffffffff is he even good at cs go?
2015-02-14 13:23
NIP PLYZ im a good player im supreme and searching for team thats ideal i search for team u search for members isnt it? so let me know if u want to sign me thx in advance
2015-02-14 14:05
denis plz
2015-02-14 17:25
hopefuly maikelele will stay
2015-02-14 18:02
they doing try outs with oliver "minet" minet - read it here first!!!
2015-02-14 18:54
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