NiKo steps in for Kinguin in Slovenia

MIRAA
June 22nd, 2015 15:51

mousesports backup player Nikola "NiKo" Kovač will play for Team Kinguin as a stand-in at the Gaming Paradise qualifier.

The Bosnian talent will step in for Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson, who has been ruled out of the tournament after falling sick during the team's bootcamp in Poland.

Widely regarded as one of the hottest properties in southeastern Europe, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač was forced to step down from mousesports' active lineup last month as the team brought on three players from PENTA Sports and went back to communicating in German. 


NiKo to play for Kinguin in Slovenia 

Since then, he has played for mouz in a number of official matches as a stand-in as he remains tied to the organisation.

Team Kinguin will take on Gamers2, Rock and FlipSid3 Tactics at the Slovenian event, which is scheduled to start on Tuesday. Only the winning side will get a slot in the Gaming Paradise's CS:GO tournament, which will have $50,000 on offer.

This means that Team Kinguin will attend the Gaming Paradise qualifier with:

Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač (stand-in)

Related video:

Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
587
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Lithuania EdvaG 
ez whats up with nikos flag?
2015-06-22 15:52
wtf
2015-06-22 15:53
There is a Niko and a Nico ^^
2015-06-22 15:55
#32
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Lithuania EdvaG 
there was Belarussian flag. near nikos name when i first opened this thread.
2015-06-22 15:57
lithuanian childs :p come to bosnia,you know how bosnian flag looks like :P youtube.com/watch?v=SZDY2hp-mhk
2015-06-22 21:33
#251
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Lithuania EdvaG 
there was Belarussian flag near nikos name, but then admin edited it -.- i posted it before they changed it back to Bosnian flag, so whats the problem?
2015-06-22 23:20
other than the fact that its CHILDREN not CHILDS. nice education there i guess
2015-06-26 01:35
now i get it! :D
2015-06-22 15:58
NIKO the best Nic/ko
2015-06-22 18:27
lol xD
2015-06-23 11:12
#111
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
nothing NiKo is from Bosnia?
2015-06-22 16:46
Read ¤32
2015-06-22 16:51
Shift+F5
2015-06-23 15:36
ez for kinguin
2015-06-22 15:52
#93
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
niko was cut of mouz because he lacked good English communication... wondering how calls will be me made in Kinguin: Niko rush A kill all. Niko rush B kill all.
2015-06-22 16:31
he is good, not that good
2015-06-22 16:32
that is not true
2015-06-22 16:39
#278
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North America nochance 
Yes, that is true. Legija was in mouz just to translate :D
2015-06-23 12:52
Did u even read what he wrote...niko knows english...legija translated german ;)
2015-06-23 13:06
What? I'm sure they were speaking german and people said that niko's german was pretty good.
2015-06-22 16:42
I heard his german and english were not good at all
2015-06-22 18:23
he was cut because he said he wont learn german.
2015-06-22 18:54
They are speaking partly German and partly English and Legija was translatin.
2015-06-23 06:54
He was cut because he didnt want to take lessons and learn german language and gob b wasnt comfortable with calling strats in english.. Niko's english is pretty good and understandable, if you watched his streams you would know that
2015-06-22 16:45
#117
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Slovenia k1d89 
He is not cut, he is in line down so...
2015-06-22 16:50
Im just responding to him so..
2015-06-22 17:43
ocel' biti streama za ovo? kad pocinje?
2015-06-23 11:31
danas, bice na e-fragu
2015-06-23 12:18
Ty
2015-06-23 12:19
kinguin to top 10
2015-06-23 07:04
#3
World Fr3de 
GL HF Niko
2015-06-22 15:52
yes
2015-06-22 16:05
#172
 | 
Europe tvbanan 
glgl :>
2015-06-22 17:55
YEA! TOLD YOU THIS GONNA HAPPEN
2015-06-22 15:52
#30
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Slovakia janesick 
kinguin = HLTV Community team your next +- will be their new lineup
2015-06-22 15:56
-fox + kennys
2015-06-22 15:59
#58
 | 
United Kingdom jMz86 
Inb4 top1
2015-06-22 16:11
He isn't good lately.
2015-06-22 16:21
#94
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United Kingdom jMz86 
Not even going to justify this with a response, just another HLTV comment sheep!
2015-06-22 16:31
he isn't good ?He isn't AS amazing as he used to be, but you can't say he's not good.
2015-06-22 21:56
Bottom fragging a lot of times... Yeah he is still better than me, but come on. It is the mighty Kenny anymore! :( I cri evri tiem!
2015-06-22 22:11
tew far
2015-06-22 16:14
LMAO
2015-06-22 16:14
-scream +edison pls
2015-06-22 16:23
-all +5 hunden clones
2015-06-22 16:30
+
2015-06-22 17:27
+1000
2015-06-22 19:27
pz
2015-06-22 15:52
how much?
2015-06-22 15:53
ez 4 niko
2015-06-22 15:53
Niiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeeeeee, sick sick sick gj niko!
2015-06-22 15:53
ez without igl
2015-06-22 15:53
Please stay like this Kinguin, would be so good!
2015-06-22 15:53
glhf ViKO
2015-06-22 15:53
unexpected Kreygasm
2015-06-22 15:53
gG
2015-06-22 15:54
#17
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Slovenia Josip09 
hmm so much firepower.. they can definitly win pug maps
2015-06-22 15:54
#18
Vietnam hcd 
some1 standin for Fox pls Kappa
2015-06-22 15:54
-fox + chrisj = ez win
2015-06-22 19:39
+10000
2015-06-22 19:54
ez after this -fox +NiKo
2015-06-22 15:54
+1
2015-06-22 16:00
+99
2015-06-22 16:52
-99 should be maikelele
2015-06-22 17:01
nt fox
2015-06-22 17:22
hahha
2015-06-22 18:48
he's right tho...
2015-06-22 19:59
#153
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Switzerland noxer* 
-1
2015-06-22 17:26
Sick
2015-06-22 15:54
lmao this team is literally a meme team now
2015-06-22 15:54
nice meme
2015-06-22 17:49
? Players don't get sick on another teams and don't use stand-ins?
2015-06-22 22:06
what are you on about?
2015-06-22 22:13
Common sense.
2015-06-23 10:12
let me quote myself here i said 'lmao this team is literally a meme team now' in which i refer to that this is a lineup that i don't take seriously. (but i will probably watch their games)
2015-06-23 15:51
definitly good stand-in choice
2015-06-22 15:55
#23
Australia BCP 
funny thing is this makes kinguin a stronger team
2015-06-22 15:55
#25
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
Who's gonna call?
2015-06-22 15:55
didnt fox have some sort of experience at being igl or am i 100% wrong ? :D
2015-06-22 15:58
yes, he only did that a few times for k1ck and ofc portuguese people = portuguese i cant see fox igl when he have to talk englando!
2015-06-22 16:00
well ye but you never know :)
2015-06-22 16:06
im almost 100% sure he wont .
2015-06-22 16:11
probably scream or rain will call
2015-06-22 17:35
Maikelele ofc
2015-06-22 16:55
Now all 5 have different nationalities :P
2015-06-22 15:56
kinguin is now the best team eu
2015-06-22 15:56
+99999 :D
2015-06-22 20:28
ez for Kinguin
2015-06-22 15:56
yeah, finally a 5flag team =)
2015-06-22 15:56
Nikolinho better
2015-06-22 15:57
#33
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
WHAT? Did someone get it right?
2015-06-22 15:57
yep
2015-06-22 16:02
#48
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
Did you send Kinguin the email? If so gratz!
2015-06-22 16:03
i did, we'll see ty
2015-06-22 16:15
yes
2015-06-22 16:51
dream lineup
2015-06-22 15:57
n1
2015-06-22 15:58
Yes, I won 10$
2015-06-22 16:00
actually if it was fox who got sick and niko was replacing him that would be a nice improvement
2015-06-22 16:01
-fox +michu?
2015-06-22 19:55
stop pls
2015-06-26 04:42
rofl
2015-06-26 22:18
now they can be tier1
2015-06-22 16:02
needs -foxj +xantares now!
2015-06-22 16:21
GL
2015-06-22 16:02
#49
k0nfig | 
Hungary kruam 
ty for 10 euro. gl niko, get well soon skytten
2015-06-22 16:03
#50
 | 
United Kingdom -Rider- 
Who usually calls for kinguin?
2015-06-22 16:04
SKYTTEN
2015-06-22 16:05
#51
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Brazil mth^ 
wow
2015-06-22 16:05
Skittles out pčs
2015-06-22 16:06
ez 5 madfraggers
2015-06-22 16:06
expected, easy 10euros for me :)
2015-06-22 16:08
#60
s1mple | 
Turkey Hemta1 
Skytten to coach +Niko. EZ.
2015-06-22 16:12
+1
2015-06-22 18:15
called it ez 4 niko 5 hs every round
2015-06-22 16:12
#62
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Germany 'ezpz 
gl NiKo. I hope he will picked up by a good team in the future.
2015-06-22 16:12
Devilwalk > NiKo in kinguin Team of all stars NEVER work. They need good IGL with knowledge not 5 fraggers. W/E Maybe they realize it hard way.
2015-06-22 16:12
#69
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Serbia Suckleus 
right -foxj +niko
2015-06-22 16:15
It's a standin for a single tournament at the last minute yu spastic kid.
2015-06-22 16:51
pls not deviltrash :(
2015-06-22 17:25
devilwalk wasn't IGL
2015-06-22 18:08
devilwalk is horrible, skytten is 10x as good as dw, and that should tell you something.
2015-06-22 18:25
Very nice! Good luck
2015-06-22 16:13
I won 10€ lol
2015-06-22 16:13
#67
France YLQK 
I won 10€ but they havent given me it yet
2015-06-22 16:14
nice xy73
2015-06-22 16:15
#73
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United Kingdom jMz86 
I assume makalakalekalasaurous could probably call for the mean time?
2015-06-22 16:15
u right
2015-06-22 16:56
K. Now give me my 10$ voucher
2015-06-22 16:17
#76
France cedd 
you didnt win 10 euros LOL its a voucher like 10 euros off a kinguin purchase
2015-06-22 16:20
Who is Kinguin's IGL? Is it normally Skytten?
2015-06-22 16:20
yes
2015-06-22 16:45
-ski +niko... i agree!
2015-06-22 16:20
3 AWPS - No IGL, strange but nvm good luck Kinguin
2015-06-22 16:21
Why the FUCK do people think NiKo is mainly an AWPer!?? He's a rifler.
2015-06-22 16:50
Cuz in mouz he used a lot the AWP
2015-06-22 17:12
Which games did you see? ChrisJ is the only main awp of mousesports and niko did it just in the double-awp-setups which became much fewer as when they have still been with allu.
2015-06-22 17:45
#181
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Other ptg 
just like f0rest use awp in NiP
2015-06-22 18:08
#82
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
they have no igl, and niko cant even speak English, how could this go wrong?
2015-06-22 16:22
NiKo can speak English.
2015-06-22 16:24
#89
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
wait, then what about those rumors that legija translated for him when he was in mouz?
2015-06-22 16:29
#92
NTG | 
Slovenia NTG. 
that was somewhat true but in the last month or two NiKo has been learning English and streaming in English so he's much better at it now..
2015-06-22 16:30
NiKo speak English well, but Legija transleted him from German.
2015-06-22 16:34
nice London, my friend
2015-06-22 18:08
Translated to German..
2015-06-22 18:16
#191
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
this doesn't make sense, everyone there would understand everything he said in english, why add the translaitor part>? Its like allu speaking finnish and natu translating to rest of nip
2015-06-22 18:22
Because gob b said he wasnt comfortable calling in English
2015-06-22 18:25
Finnaly, good luck NiKo!
2015-06-22 16:23
Ez Money Ez skins! GL Niko sick player
2015-06-22 16:26
That'll be 40k$, thanks.
2015-06-22 16:27
this team's gonna suck. skytten was the one who was carrying them
2015-06-22 16:33
#98
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Europe byama 
Nice! Now they got 3 AWPers!
2015-06-22 16:35
NiKO awper confirmed
2015-06-22 17:59
he s 18 yo????
2015-06-22 16:36
Nice !! Niko is very good player, I think that will do a good job - I hope the Skytten recover fast :( GL Niko GL Kinguin <3
2015-06-22 16:36
"the Skytten" ahahah that sounds so funny (for a french at least)
2015-06-22 17:27
Maikelele to Niko: Haha bro it was suppose to be a secret Hahaha Kek.
2015-06-22 16:38
better than Skytten <3
2015-06-22 16:43
rip rock xD
2015-06-22 16:43
-fox + xantares and its the perfect team :D
2015-06-22 16:44
#159
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Switzerland noxer* 
NOOO perfect would be: Scream JOELZ fox niko rain Screw kebab
2015-06-22 17:28
Good stand in, time to shine for niko
2015-06-22 16:44
who's going to call?
2015-06-22 16:46
OMFG NICE <333
2015-06-22 16:49
what should the contest winners do now, Kinguin?
2015-06-22 16:49
#115
rhyme | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina rhymeXD 
Best upcoming player ever, gl babyboy nikolinho<3
2015-06-22 16:49
#120
 | 
World fns1 
now its a international team/roster
2015-06-22 16:51
n1
2015-06-22 16:52
cool
2015-06-22 16:55
Won 11.39$
2015-06-22 16:55
really cool, GO NIKKO!
2015-06-22 16:57
Sick lineup :D
2015-06-22 16:59
-maikelele + niko
2015-06-22 17:02
#133
 | 
Europe byama 
+1
2015-06-22 17:07
Hypeeeeee! Ez niko
2015-06-22 17:10
expected
2015-06-22 17:11
gg
2015-06-22 17:13
he is rifler.
2015-06-22 17:15
Anyone wanna trade €10 kinguin voucher for an €10 skin? :P
2015-06-22 17:12
You got it already? I sent an email 8 hours ago with correct guess and still nothing.
2015-06-22 17:32
#141
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
He can stay! And: -fox +s1mple 10/10 would cri...
2015-06-22 17:13
-maikel + s1mple -fox + niko
2015-06-22 18:14
Okay full good rating guys, but skytten was the igl. I can't trust, niko as an ig
2015-06-22 17:14
nice upgrade to duh team
2015-06-22 17:15
LOL
2015-06-22 17:20
-fox +xantares top3 soon
2015-06-22 17:21
omg it would be so sick
2015-06-22 17:47
yes it will be sick now. but maybe 1 month later it could be very good. but first he must learn english
2015-06-22 18:15
#276
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Switzerland noxer* 
wtf, are you crazy?. Xantares has no experience at all lol.
2015-06-23 12:28
RAINBOW FLAG SUPERTEAM EZ PZ
2015-06-22 17:22
ez XD
2015-06-22 17:24
ez
2015-06-22 17:26
I wonder if niko is learning English because he wants to move to NA eventually. Say what you want about the teams, they would pay him a lot. There's a team starting with C that could really use another big fragger right now...
2015-06-22 17:27
Lol
2015-06-22 17:47
CLG?
2015-06-22 21:24
-fox +NiKo
2015-06-22 17:28
#TOP 1
2015-06-22 17:30
-maikelele +niko -fox +xanteras =top1
2015-06-22 17:48
-skytten +s1mple
2015-06-22 18:08
at that point we are talking real, guaranteed top 5 without any comms whatsoever if you had this niko scream xantares rain s1mple
2015-06-22 20:42
You guys talk about communication problems but still u want to add a turk an ukrainian and a bosnian, makes no sense to me
2015-06-22 21:13
yeah :D or -rain +get_right
2015-06-22 21:26
so realistic.
2015-06-22 21:26
very
2015-06-22 21:27
xantares*
2015-06-22 18:13
3 Awpers LOL FTW
2015-06-22 17:49
lol, that lineup is even more retarded; no more IGL, only fragging power
2015-06-22 17:51
Don't you think that if they will pick up one IGL, he cannot do a shit, because there is no preparation time?
2015-06-22 17:58
New Superstar team Fragging ability: over 9k Teamwork: 6.5/10 Communication: 5.75/ 10 Individual skill: 10/10 Yolo Swag: immeasurable
2015-06-22 18:00
Communication is even lower than 5.75 but it doesnt matter when you have freaking robots playing the game.
2015-06-22 19:28
They don't speak proper English anyway, so they don't need any IGL, ikr. Kappa? I aren't think that.
2015-06-22 18:00
Inb4 they qualify and be last at the LAN
2015-06-22 18:02
#183
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Other ptg 
gl niko
2015-06-22 18:09
#184
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Lithuania rokku 
RANDOM5
2015-06-22 18:12
I actually think Niko is a HUGE upgrade from Skytten, hyped to see if Kinguin actually can compete in top CS.
2015-06-22 18:12
I knew it! I sent the email with his name
2015-06-22 18:34
I HAVE FIND HIM PLZ WHERE I GET MY MONEY ?!
2015-06-22 18:35
#199
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
nice
2015-06-22 18:36
-fox +niko easiest decision ever
2015-06-22 18:36
+1
2015-06-22 18:50
this gonna be huuge
2015-06-22 18:38
Shotcallelelele new igl :D
2015-06-22 18:52
kick fox plz
2015-06-22 18:53
go niko <3
2015-06-22 19:06
lol 3 Awpers
2015-06-22 19:13
aim stars. Niko ScreaM
2015-06-22 19:28
cool gl
2015-06-22 19:33
#219
fury | 
Europe JANPAN 
gl
2015-06-22 19:41
EZZZ
2015-06-22 19:50
Noice
2015-06-22 19:53
nikooooooooo :)
2015-06-22 20:26
niko is love , niko is life ! NIKO BRAT !
2015-06-22 20:30
#232
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Taiwan PJSalt 
fox will call and u will see the best IGL ever ahah
2015-06-22 20:48
Anyone win 10 Erous?
2015-06-22 20:49
he posted it on his facebook page before it went official , so many followers did I guess
2015-06-22 21:53
#240
fweak | 
Denmark soloxD 
thanks for 10 eu how much? 10 eu
2015-06-22 21:41
sign him full time, he is better than fox anyway
2015-06-22 21:43
-fox +kqly
2015-06-22 21:46
ty for 10 eur
2015-06-22 21:46
People need to understand that NiKo is not Nico therefore he is not an awper, Maikelele didn't awp in ex-LGB he was mainly a rifler.
2015-06-22 22:15
Maikelele Scream Nikola Amazing !
2015-06-22 23:03
Maikelele sucks!
2015-06-23 00:15
#253
Estonia rYm 
forever tier 2-3 team :(
2015-06-23 00:16
niko > skytten
2015-06-23 00:46
Now that's a starred lineup
2015-06-23 00:59
Bosnian fanbois welcome :)
2015-06-23 01:04
skytten kicked cuz english casters have trouble saying his name properly
2015-06-23 01:25
I dont really like skytten idk idk
2015-06-23 02:17
NiKo <3
2015-06-23 05:46
Can't wait to see how this works, personally i don't like skytten much but i can't wait to see what niko will bring to the table
2015-06-23 06:02
A rainbow of colored flags.. GL with the communication :P
2015-06-23 07:01
- fox + oscar = top5-7world
2015-06-23 07:49
This cunt needs to go to a major
2015-06-23 10:13
Any streams for tonight?
2015-06-23 10:38
+ glave (IGL) - fox rain, scream, maikelele, niKolinho, glave norweigian, francais swedish, balkan prodigy, danish prodigy
2015-06-23 10:40
#274
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Switzerland noxer* 
you forgot kappa
2015-06-23 12:22
iiiim pre.... oh, dat flag.
2015-06-24 00:19
#275
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Switzerland noxer* 
So why are not the matches announced on HLTV? Isnt it supposed to start today?
2015-06-23 12:23
I'm wondering the same ;S
2015-06-23 13:31
probably later in the evening
2015-06-23 14:19
Really hope this works but this looks like even more of a disaster communications wise than normal & without an IGL? Good luck.
2015-06-23 12:29
[*]SKYTTEN -fox and the super team will be complete
2015-06-23 19:05
fox will stay in kinguin !! I believe in him, he is a good player and he will prove that !!
2015-06-23 19:19
fox so low
2015-06-24 02:09
Such a boss.
2015-06-26 04:40
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