NiP sign THREAT as coach

Striker
January 1st, 2016 19:43

NiP have completed the signing of Björn "THREAT" Pers, who will step into the team as a coach.

When NiP first announced that they would be presenting their lineup until the end of the year, it was unclear whether the lineup would feature a sixth man as coach as well.

Aftonbladet managed to get a hold of the full lineup, which eventually came true, as only Aleksi "allu" Jalli was replaced on the team by Winterfox's former player, Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi.

The move was met with disagreement mostly, both on the community's part, as well as experts', who noted that none of NiP's issues in the past year have been fixed with such a change.


THREAT to coach NiP 

It was not a complete lineup after all, as we can see Björn "THREAT" Pers come into the roster to coach the mostly-unchanged NiP lineup.

The Swede tried to break into the professional scene in CS:GO with a lineup signed by Team Acer which also featured Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström and Christian "Spitfire" Schiölde. After less than three months the lineup disbanded due to THREAT moving to Japan for studies.

The veteran has had his fair share of success in Counter-Strike 1.6, where he represented teams like fnatic and Lemondogs and was widely regarded to be one of the greatest minds of modern CS.

NiP's lineup is thus following:

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

Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers (coach) 

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Christian 'Spitfire' Schiölde
Christian 'Spitfire' Schiölde
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
212
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1481
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
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:
1452
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Nice
2016-01-01 19:43
#233
Thomas | 
Uzbekistan empry 
OMFG UNRLY fnatic rip in 2016 inc....
2016-01-01 21:13
Not rly
2016-01-01 21:23
Threat has the most annoying voice 2nd to Natu ever in CS. Nice guy tho, wish him all the best <3
2016-01-01 23:11
No one is more annoying than pansy.
2016-01-02 00:00
pansy is a god , would wanna fuck him someday. And hear her shouting ''OH **** WHAT A SHOT'':3
2016-01-02 00:33
"would wanna fuck him " nt gay in disguise
2016-01-02 00:45
" Wanna fuck him " Kappa
2016-01-02 00:50
ahhahahah
2016-01-02 00:58
you got me , fak
2016-01-02 17:43
#376
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Germany eXfckn0 
Henry Gee
2016-01-02 13:22
Nop.in male casters jkaplan blu and jzdb worst
2016-01-02 18:12
rly
2016-01-01 23:32
^^
2016-01-01 19:43
noice
2016-01-01 19:43
gg
2016-01-01 19:43
expected
2016-01-01 19:43
hardest thing to figure out
2016-01-01 19:43
Good for nip
2016-01-01 19:43
yay
2016-01-01 19:43
expected
2016-01-01 19:43
K m
2016-01-01 19:44
#14
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United States hltvconfirmed 
tier 3
2016-01-01 19:44
azk??
2016-01-01 19:44
#16
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Sweden Donger89 
nice
2016-01-01 19:44
#17
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United Kingdom yumadbro 
Hope NiP does well now. Good coach.
2016-01-01 19:44
This is good news for NiP. threat is a good pick for them
2016-01-01 19:44
#164
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Peru unfaithful93 
so, f0rest going to awp since pyth is a sick rifler, am i right? And I'm also expecting threat to become a real threat as a coach :P
2016-01-01 20:12
think he will be a hybrid player as he's been up to point, thus using both the rifle and awp. when they played with fifflaren they didnt have an "awper" but instead fifflaren and f0rest both used it depending on T/CT and map. pyth can use the awp aswell
2016-01-01 20:47
pyth cant awp lol. hes a rifle player. hes not skilled enough to awp even though we've seen him use it against shitty NA teams lmao, he'd just get rekt. f0rest is Nips only good person at awping now. but you're right about what you said, NiP are going back into their old ways, barely using the awp unless they really need it. no way they could allow someone like f0rest to play full time awper when hes one of the most explosive players with the rifle. plus ever since friberg's massive drop in skill through this year and last year, they need f0rest to get those entries onto sites.
2016-01-02 00:36
to be honest the idea of an awper in modern counterstrike is kind of out dated VP TSM Fnatic old EnVy all u need are 5 gamers who can FRAG to win its been proven
2016-01-02 15:48
TSM-has karrigan to awp and he does it a lot Fnatic-JW kinda fell in his skill and because of it he doesn't awp its not outdated, just depends on the players.
2016-01-03 00:55
all of these teams have / had more than one person capable of awping. in vp both snax and pasha could awp on ct, pasha usually awp on t, but currently it's mostly neo. on tsm everyone except xyp9x can awp, but mostly kerrigan does. they usually have cajunb awping from long a on dust, or device awping banana against deep smokes etc. on fnatic all of them can awp. it's not common for krimz but he did decently last tourney. olof and flusha sometimes awp more than jw does. dennis sometimes picked it up on g2, not sure if he will on fnatic. old envy used to have either shox, smithzz or happy pick it up. the cool thing about it is that you can maintain dynamic setup with the awp without having to rotate your awper and potentially leaving a site vulnerable.
2016-01-03 13:56
right that was my point, the best way to play is with an awp rotation not a set awper imo
2016-01-03 17:27
that's probably one of the reasons why they are the top teams :)
2016-01-03 17:53
n1
2016-01-01 19:44
Rip pronax dreams
2016-01-01 19:44
THREAT > pronax in terms of experience and coaching...
2016-01-01 19:45
Not in terms of experience dude...
2016-01-01 19:46
LOL he played cs when pronax was in his mommas belly
2016-01-01 19:48
+1 lol
2016-01-01 21:23
#90
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Denmark Fr0nda 
Oshit we got a downie newfag overhere
2016-01-01 19:49
O shit we got a fronda who doesn't know that playtime and experience is not the same thing
2016-01-01 23:27
#299
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Denmark Fr0nda 
You obvious dont know who THREAT is and what teams he played in :D:D:D::D
2016-01-01 23:52
You obviously don't know who pronax are
2016-01-02 00:18
#306
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Denmark Fr0nda 
Plz are you downie? why whould Pronax want to coach? he want to build a team where he can play. Holy shit kiddo
2016-01-02 00:23
What are you talking about? I never said that probax would want t coach. Learn some english downie
2016-01-02 03:08
you two both seems to be downiefied
2016-01-02 10:48
#367
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Denmark Fr0nda 
Why do you even start to talk about pronax then? You lost the fight just faceit
2016-01-02 11:28
Please read the other comments before you fail this hard
2016-01-02 12:22
#371
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Denmark Fr0nda 
potato?
2016-01-02 12:29
hahahahahha
2016-01-01 20:35
Besides, pronax is creating his own team.
2016-01-01 19:46
#127
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Denmark Muamelele 
and u kno that how?
2016-01-01 19:57
JW and olof streams. They snitched.
2016-01-01 19:58
#224
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Denmark Muamelele 
lool
2016-01-01 20:57
What? You don't believe me?
2016-01-01 20:57
#354
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Slovakia kubiaxk 
I do, I was on Jw stream and he said Pronax said no to NiP (idk in what position) and after that he added that Pronax is about to create new team with unknown players.
2016-01-02 09:28
#386
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Denmark Muamelele 
no i do, i meant its kinda funny they snitched but gonna be cool seeing a new team
2016-01-02 16:15
Yeah, a pristine team, with a lot of raw talent and a mind like pronax's behind them.
2016-01-02 16:36
#169
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Peru unfaithful93 
trolling or serious? (not troll question)
2016-01-01 20:13
yes rumor the team will be pronax twist dw and other 2 swedish talents
2016-01-01 20:19
#282
rain | 
Colombia nezzy_s 
rip pronax is a sick igl, but twist t3 eu aimer and dw is shit t5 NA aimer
2016-01-01 22:55
dw should quit cs. hes ever worse than fifflaren or any other player
2016-01-02 10:50
THREAT is probably the 3rd best igl from Sweden so it is a really good choice. 1 cArn (nothing can compare to him and his achievements in fnatic) 2. Pronax (fnatic in CS GO and RAGE Gaming in 1.6) 3. THREAT (Lions/Winfakt as igl and fnatic as regular rifler in 1.6 aswell as a short time for Team Acer in CS GO).
2016-01-01 20:09
#394
JinNy | 
Thailand fsjp 
RobbaN : Bitch Plz.
2016-01-02 18:14
CS:GO (well, the game in question) experience? Nope.
2016-01-02 14:50
first time that NiP done something good
2016-01-01 19:44
this year, ye, i can confirm
2016-01-01 19:51
kek
2016-01-01 22:34
nip top3 confirmed
2016-01-01 19:44
#26
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Germany Pollsbruder 
Now tier 1 team
2016-01-01 19:44
expected
2016-01-01 19:44
nice one
2016-01-01 19:44
Best move NiP ever did. Guess they paid him a lot, or maybe he went to Japan and figured he was too old to be a weeaboo already :>
2016-01-01 19:44
is he that good? Everyone's hyping this up saying he's a perfect choice
2016-01-01 19:45
i can say he's as good as pronax at analyst the game.
2016-01-01 19:46
everyone suggested they get him back in the summer, it was obvious to everyone. his 1.6 achievements speak for themselves, but in go he lead team acer with completely unknown swedish tier 2/3 talent to nice upsets.
2016-01-01 19:47
#77
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Russia Drinkins 
bc it`s true. He was true igl with brain. Not like Natu.
2016-01-01 19:48
#283
rain | 
Colombia nezzy_s 
u mean fatu
2016-01-01 22:58
Yes
2016-01-01 19:49
#47
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Sweden Donger89 
+1
2016-01-01 19:45
dam
2016-01-01 19:44
didnt he move to japan to study?
2016-01-01 19:44
Was wondering the same thing... Is he back already?
2016-01-01 20:08
#175
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Peru unfaithful93 
probably he made as requirement that they pay some part of their studies on sweden, could be? and ofc getting paid aswell.
2016-01-01 20:15
sweden is not 3rd world coutnry,education is not paid there ;)
2016-01-01 22:11
#313
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Peru unfaithful93 
thanks for the info :D. id start wondering now why would he move out sweden then :P
2016-01-02 00:47
Exchange student?????
2016-01-02 01:01
:oooooooooooooo
2016-01-02 18:08
Its paid by taxes
2016-01-02 01:34
thats exactly what i meant ;)
2016-01-02 01:52
nobody saw that coming
2016-01-01 19:44
This is an awesome development for nip fuck the haters
2016-01-01 19:45
good move. this would be great if they had a good lineup. i'm still hoping for friberg to rise on a better level but i wouldn't put my money on it
2016-01-01 19:45
#35
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Japan mameloff 
OKOK BIG SURPRISE
2016-01-01 19:45
#36
Canada Vhol 
Good news, always loved THREAT.
2016-01-01 19:45
#39
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Russia Reph 
unexpected
2016-01-01 19:45
OK
2016-01-01 19:45
Not bad.
2016-01-01 19:45
#48
f0rest | 
Portugal aynaata 
hope it longs
2016-01-01 19:45
better move than pyth replace allu
2016-01-01 19:45
expected
2016-01-01 19:45
expected
2016-01-01 19:46
"AAYOAD-NIPER Fri 1st Jan 2016 - 6:35pm fuck this shit!! pronx replace him pls!!!!"
2016-01-01 19:46
still tier 2
2016-01-01 19:46
this is awesome
2016-01-01 19:46
n1
2016-01-01 19:47
#67
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Belarus Starvoid 
rip nip
2016-01-01 19:47
rip nip
2016-01-01 19:47
Lets have a thread about threat
2016-01-01 19:47
#71
United States iwnl 
about time
2016-01-01 19:47
Thread best tac.leader in the world!
2016-01-01 19:47
XD
2016-01-01 19:47
Sikh, now they need to play their best consistently unlike once in a full moon and threat's role will mean something, or its back to retarded bot pyth, bot threat threads.
2016-01-01 19:48
#75
s1mple | 
Lithuania Lu/K/G 
Good for NiP :']
2016-01-01 19:48
#78
Belarus 4rz 
WP Guys very good choice!
2016-01-01 19:48
Very nice!! gl hf
2016-01-01 19:48
threat was like the second cArn, good choise!
2016-01-01 19:48
Always two, there are. No more, no less. A master and an apprentice
2016-01-01 21:39
#84
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
unexpected
2016-01-01 19:49
#86
Netherlands jwtt 
the reason why this wont work is because THREAT is a guy who makes crazy tactics with sick smokes and flashes.. gtr/f0rest dont wanna do all that stuff they just wanna run and shoot
2016-01-01 19:49
Im pretty sure they want to try everything due to the fail in 2015
2016-01-01 20:37
#87
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
well done NiP :)
2016-01-01 19:49
yea thatll make em get past quarterfinals :) oh wait :)
2016-01-01 19:50
Welcome on board. M.S. thinking ship is leaving soon.
2016-01-01 19:50
probably the best thing nip has done since fifflaren left :D
2016-01-01 19:50
i agree lol
2016-01-01 19:51
#234
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Argentina YH!one 
+1
2016-01-01 21:13
hfgds
2016-01-03 05:23
damn so expected
2016-01-01 19:50
#96
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Romania rockNoob 
nip top 1 inc
2016-01-01 19:50
#99
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
The perfect coach. Great signing !
2016-01-01 19:51
Very nice! nip really needed a new mind..
2016-01-01 19:51
this is a good sign
2016-01-01 19:52
This should of happened a while ago tbh
2016-01-01 19:52
#104
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Czech Republic csl1337 
LMAO I TOLD YOU HAHAHAHHAHA
2016-01-01 19:52
everyone knew it was the best option for 6 +months and have been advocating it lol.
2016-01-01 19:57
FINALLY THEY DID SOMETHING RIGHT
2016-01-01 19:52
people suggest him as a coach since natu quit.. nip finally listen to fans? really? now 5 swedish players with swedish coach.. it will be great for ingame communication. NIP TOP 1
2016-01-01 19:52
Rip allu :( It would have been Great if -friberg +allu
2016-01-01 20:39
NiP is not going to be even in top15 this year , GG WP NIP sorry i mean RIP .
2016-01-01 19:52
Lol this won't even improve nip how mamy coaches have they been through and none seem to have an impact for the team...
2016-01-01 19:53
Moron without any historical insight.
2016-01-01 19:59
Pita was alright when he actually coached for nip but had to work at the same time so at some LAN events he didn't even show up nd natu was trash as a coach for nip im saying they don't have impacting coaches
2016-01-01 20:24
#146
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Denmark Muamelele 
natu was crap, fullstop, no offence to him but he isnt as good at tactical plays as threat
2016-01-01 20:01
nip top 1 propably maybe top 2
2016-01-01 19:53
signing threat as a coach is a pretty nice move. lets see how it goes with this new lineup :D
2016-01-01 19:53
Allus better than THREAT
2016-01-01 19:54
OH YEA BOYZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2016-01-01 19:55
- pyth + Delpan/schneider and they might start winning smth again
2016-01-01 19:55
- friberg you mean
2016-01-01 20:13
+1 Just use f0rest as entry, he can do it with both rifle and awp just as good as anyone else in the scene
2016-01-03 05:24
nice good luck pyth
2016-01-01 19:56
should have done this months ago
2016-01-01 19:57
natu aint even that great of a tactical coach to begin with. just by comparing threat and natu when they cast games u can easily tell threat knows way more analytically.
2016-01-01 19:57
great
2016-01-01 19:57
Yeh Buddy!! THREAT da boss :)
2016-01-01 19:57
thats a good pick
2016-01-01 19:58
Finally nip getting their shit together and getting a coach. They should still drop 2 people rather than just getting a fifth with the original 4 , friberg/xizt should've been dropped
2016-01-01 19:58
this is pathetic, everyday a "news" about some tier 2 swedish team. not a sell out at all
2016-01-01 19:58
i want news about ur mother
2016-01-01 20:00
nt al-assad
2016-01-01 20:00
why are you not dead yet? ima call putin.
2016-01-02 10:55
putin is on syria's side, u better call erdogan :<
2016-01-02 18:14
no i dont want mr kebab... i want mr vodka to drop them shiny nukes
2016-01-02 18:57
#132
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
noice! threat was a good 1.6 player =]
2016-01-01 19:58
Thats a really good choice and great for NiP
2016-01-01 19:59
2016-01-01 19:59
WOW IT IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD WITH THIS COACH!!!!
2016-01-01 19:59
Biggest upgrade for nip in cs:go history
2016-01-01 20:00
neilzinho is better
2016-01-01 20:03
#151
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Germany 1criT 
This is actually good. N1
2016-01-01 20:04
Who?
2016-01-01 20:05
now NIP can be a decent t2 team good move
2016-01-01 20:07
Yey!
2016-01-01 20:09
gl
2016-01-01 20:12
#171
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Sweden Trojka03 
If they only kicked Friberg now and brought back Allu..
2016-01-01 20:13
They dont want to speak english.... jesus, hard to understand
2016-01-01 20:15
#205
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Sweden Trojka03 
Yeah cuz if that was a problem they wouldn't have signed him in the first place. Jesus, hard to understand. Also, if you watched the VODs from the ESL tournaments where you could listen in to the teams comms, you could hear that they mostly spoke Swedish, and Allu was speaking English, that's hardly a problem.
2016-01-01 20:38
I thought he knew swedish , I know that finns learn swedish in schools..
2016-01-01 21:22
#244
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Sweden Trojka03 
He did know basic Swedish, he understood more than he could speak it. Thats why he would reply in English.
2016-01-01 21:23
aha ok didn't really know that What about Threat , since the death of 1.6 I haven't followed much anything about CS:GO. What is the difference between a coach and igl here ? And why not take Threat as a player , is he bad at cs:go ?
2016-01-01 21:25
#253
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Sweden Trojka03 
Threat was decent in Team Acer half a year ago, but individually he wasn't even the strongest player in that lineup, he did shine in his IGL role and Team Acer did play well and organised as a team and managed some small upsets, even taking a map of fnatic. However the whole thing Team Acer expirement was sadly short lived cuz Threat moved to Japan. Threat was hailed as a tactical mastermind by the community and even back then a lot of voices were raised to see him coaching NiP, considering that he has now signed with NiP I would guess they reached out to him earlier but he chose to go study in Japan instead and NiP eventually sided with Natu. The new meta seems to be to have your 'IGL' outside of the game as a coach and that allows you to have 5 fraggers, like G2 and Na'Vi are doing, seems like NiP are trying the same. Hopefully that can ease up Xizt's game a bit and he can focus more on fragging. Also I don't think Threat is on point right now as a player considering he hasn't played competitively for months now, he probably felt better with the coaching role, also Friberg is hogging (and wasting) a place in the team.
2016-01-01 21:35
I see thanks mate for the info , I'm occasionally watching NIP's matches so I hope this change is gonna improve their game.
2016-01-01 21:38
maybe these changes would help Friberg step up and become the beast he was like 1-2 years ago.He's not wasting a place man,why would you say so?
2016-01-02 01:16
#329
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Sweden Trojka03 
1-2 years ago? How long of a slump should one person have before he is considered a waste of space on a team? If by playing horribly for a year or two isn't enough to get you booted off a team isn't enough then I don't know what is, should he just stay on and bring them down forever? The guy is not even a top 20 player in the world and NiP are aiming to be the best team in the world again according to their CEO, that just doesn't make sense when you keep a player like Friberg around.
2016-01-02 01:21
not friberg's fault that nip playing rly bad.Friberg also did but with who would you replace him at this moment?
2016-01-02 01:28
#331
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Sweden Trojka03 
f0rest has already replaced him as an entry fragger this summer, and is entry fragging better then friberg ever did, just look up the stats, they are available here on HLTV. I would've replaced him a year ago when the LGB players deal with Alliance fell apart.
2016-01-02 01:31
#173
BDSM | 
United States Alinity 
nice
2016-01-01 20:15
expected
2016-01-01 20:15
Hopefully they put THREAT in a similar role as starix is in, in Navi
2016-01-01 20:19
unexpected :/
2016-01-01 20:18
expected
2016-01-01 20:19
THANK GOD
2016-01-01 20:19
unexpected
2016-01-01 20:19
imo threat is a good choice without context, but threat is very executionally/tactically based and yeah, you can say he can teach the NiP players to play with that style, but also consider that maybe the NiP players don't want to play that way, so this might not work out at all.
2016-01-01 20:20
I think they must have discussed about their play style beforehand or else he wouldnt join.
2016-01-02 00:08
#186
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Sweden larsbananas 
This time I really hope they listen to their coach :) Well, somewhat excited for the future. Not expecting too much, but sure am hoping for greatness :>
2016-01-01 20:23
Natu was making excuses dude. "They are not confident" "They are stubborn". This were all excuses. Natu didnt influence anything. They played the same, same map vetos, same dead team(they never got hyped, never celebrated a round win). He literally changed nothing.
2016-01-02 00:10
#341
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Sweden larsbananas 
And you would know how? :) Pretty damn sure Natu had some ideas. Lack of motivation and respect might have severely impaired his work though. The fact that nothing really changed at all kinda points to the team not listening or caring about outside input. Anyhow I couldn't care less about Natu. I'm just intrested in their future.
2016-01-02 02:20
Lets see if that was really what they needed all that time :D
2016-01-01 20:25
good decision but with this lineup they wont do anything and then dont blame threat
2016-01-01 20:28
#190
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Brazil hugoooo 
Now that's a good move!
2016-01-01 20:30
better coach than pita and natu together i think :D but still tier2 team this NiP
2016-01-01 20:30
tier 50 confirmed
2016-01-01 20:31
like we all say. I will say so too. RiP NiP
2016-01-01 20:32
Lol this gets worse and worse
2016-01-01 20:32
gave up csgo to move to japan? Weaboo alert
2016-01-01 20:34
damn, this is great.
2016-01-01 20:34
fuking news about nip
2016-01-01 20:34
Expected but threat not saving nip -pyth +pronax
2016-01-01 20:35
pronax didn't want to join NiP so stop with these unrealistic ideas. He wants to make his own team.
2016-01-01 20:48
how do u know that pronax didn't want to join nip..?
2016-01-01 22:32
#295
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Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
olof on stream said something about it, i only remember him saying that pronax wants to create new swedish team.
2016-01-01 23:40
I'm happy they signed him for coach, he can be very helpful but they wont go anywhere with this lineup...
2016-01-01 20:36
Well, this is a GREAT move by NiP. Like the article reads - threat is one of the best CS minds of all-time. He's got great understanding of the game and was a great IGL in 1.6 and even proved himself a little in CSGO during his short stint with kHRYSTAL, spitfire etc. in Team ACER. Wenton and kHRYSTAL had not played CSGO much at that time either. They still managed to pull off some decent results in their short time taking a map off fnatic in a BO3 for one. I just hope that Threat will take over the calling in the future, if not from the start, so that Xizt is finally free from the calling and can finally focus more on on fragging because that would be a huge addition. Xizt is only a decent IGL (failed to renew their playstyle, bad vetos), even though he won a major, but a very skilled player individually. This is move can only be good for NiP. He already know the players personally as well. Edit: You kind of wish allu was still there though over friberg or pyth but if it was his decision to leave then there's not much to say about it.
2016-01-01 20:47
Tbh, would've loved to see friberg switched out for Maikelele. so they would have pyth as entry and maikel as awp. And maybe xizt as just rifler/support and threat as the 6th player aka igl like G2 does it. If I'd feel like it, I'd go into detail with this speculation but im too tired and cba :P You get what I mean
2016-01-01 21:06
Well, so would I. There's many players I would have over friberg after his performance in 2015 tbh. Perhaps threat can help bring back the friberg of old though and I guess they don't want to give up on him just yet. He's still young and he wouldn't be the first player to come back from a long slump. Let's hope for the best :-)
2016-01-01 21:13
k
2016-01-01 20:42
dunno how things work out he arent so good in go
2016-01-01 20:43
#213
Estonia rYm 
nice try but NO, friberg bot
2016-01-01 20:47
nice.
2016-01-01 20:51
from natu to threat.. thats like 10000x better choice.
2016-01-01 20:53
They still have botberg tho but who will be 7th?
2016-01-01 20:53
this is actually a pretty good move.
2016-01-01 20:55
#226
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac 
Very good move by NiP imo
2016-01-01 21:00
(y)
2016-01-01 21:00
3/4 people on hltv dont know threat hahaa
2016-01-01 21:01
rip pita again? gg
2016-01-01 21:10
Taz/NEO >>^(infinity) THREAT
2016-01-01 21:14
f0rest > taz+neo
2016-01-01 21:40
f0rest on point > every csgo player
2016-01-02 15:06
forest not on point > me :(
2016-01-02 18:19
Finally something good about NiP, good choice! Hope he can improve the team
2016-01-01 21:15
#238
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
nice
2016-01-01 21:17
very nice
2016-01-01 21:18
Omg i am stunned!
2016-01-01 21:22
I called it after natu got kicked from coach. GLHF NiP 2016
2016-01-01 21:23
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
2016-01-01 21:24
EXPECTED LMAO
2016-01-01 21:29
they gonna kick him after few fails... like allu, natu, maikelele...
2016-01-01 21:29
allu wasn't kicked
2016-01-01 23:56
finally! GL
2016-01-01 21:30
FINALLY,I've been saying this for months
2016-01-01 21:33
Good GOOD really nice
2016-01-01 21:41
lol good luck threat
2016-01-01 21:50
good luck
2016-01-01 21:57
#265
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Finland NUCL3AR 
noice
2016-01-01 22:01
#266
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Sweden godname 
rip pronax;(
2016-01-01 22:01
no one will listen to him anyway, so why even bother paying him. PR to make fanboys less angry about pyth move
2016-01-01 22:04
they will just like they did listen to pita
2016-01-01 22:23
Finally one good move
2016-01-01 22:10
agreed
2016-01-01 23:01
#278
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Finland kappaboi 
now they have talented coach, good move
2016-01-01 22:33
-Friberg +any
2016-01-01 22:37
Wow Threat!!!
2016-01-01 22:59
an actual good move ?
2016-01-01 23:08
hes not even a threat ayy
2016-01-01 23:12
all swedes=win now
2016-01-01 23:15
rather threat play instead of pyth fkn gaybo played with xzist n sukhimoff now hes in the team gg
2016-01-01 23:19
expected butnice
2016-01-01 23:35
#296
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Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
nip going full vp, will be interesting to see them how will they performe
2016-01-01 23:42
#297
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Russia KygecHukx 
Gux where u
2016-01-01 23:47
#307
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Poland Ventura1777 
RIP Frantic ... Delpan in frantic
2016-01-02 00:28
THREAT is oldschool, back to the r00ts ;D
2016-01-02 00:32
tier 2 team
2016-01-02 00:32
6 swedes = ez pz
2016-01-02 01:02
is this a threat?
2016-01-02 01:06
#322
mason | 
World PRQN 
#322 comment boys
2016-01-02 01:07
Well, finally a good move from NiP
2016-01-02 01:07
Nice. Good luck to NiP.
2016-01-02 01:20
The only good move they've made. Good luck threat! I would have liked to see him back with the faceit cast though
2016-01-02 01:32
keeping f0rest, get_right and xizt was good too. Cutting them would mean the end of NiP.
2016-01-02 01:45
#334
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Canada pokerchip 
Cannot wait to see what they have in store! =D
2016-01-02 01:36
#336
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
GL NIP
2016-01-02 01:47
I think this year will be successful for NiP. I want them on the top again.
2016-01-02 02:02
Nip will rek some anuses
2016-01-02 02:06
-friberg +TREAHT xizt entry top1
2016-01-02 02:15
All you people are gay, Kappa
2016-01-02 02:31
#GONINJAS!!
2016-01-02 03:25
yay threat!!
2016-01-02 04:11
gl
2016-01-02 04:34
#348
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
The lineup is shit, but this is a great move. Never saw it coming since I don't think anyone expected Threat to return so soon, but I suppose it's just a semester long exchange program
2016-01-02 07:58
Now this is the true surprise
2016-01-02 08:03
#351
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
of all players, threat? dude had trouble clearing corners let alone telling people what to do
2016-01-02 08:29
Lmao, NA logic. Better igl than any American ever was.
2016-01-03 13:56
wher is Delpan ? Kappa
2016-01-02 09:10
Imo this coaching fuck never really worked out for any team that tried it yet. gl hf tho
2016-01-02 10:55
Wasnt he supposed to study weabooism in japan ? Guess they gave good money
2016-01-02 10:56
only for 6 months i think he's back now
2016-01-02 17:50
#366
JW | 
United Kingdom micky85 
Rip pronax dreams
2016-01-02 11:13
why are friberg still in nip
2016-01-02 11:29
i hope he delivers like vuggo
2016-01-02 12:43
<3 Threat
2016-01-02 13:05
I remember threat say CS;GO = SHITTY GAME , never i play or watch this game its so shity ... and now he comming ? maybe MONEY ? :D .. really guys ( NEVER SAY NEVER)
2016-01-02 13:13
This is nice! Good luck Threat :)
2016-01-02 13:17
#377
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Serbia R4ngO 
hes a cool guy +1
2016-01-02 14:04
expected
2016-01-02 14:51
Threat is really intelligent, this is a great move from NiP.
2016-01-02 15:21
Great!
2016-01-02 17:55
awsum to see old legends back
2016-01-03 00:16
Wait, so why did they still keep Xizt?
2016-01-03 11:14
You will see in next few months. I was surprised how good fragger he actually is.
2016-01-03 13:56
Americano! =)
2016-01-05 11:05
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