Video: NiKo - MVP of ESL One New York 2017

eZlo
September 25th, 2017 18:14

To celebrate Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's latest MVP award, our video editor Radosław "MAKKU" Makuch has put together a video with the player's best moments from ESL One New York.

FaZe were crowned champions after beating Liquid 3-0 in the grand final, capping off a sensational run that saw them lose an average of just 5.5 rounds per map..

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač was the highest rated player of the tournament, averaging a 1.70 Rating across seven maps. The Bosnian also had the highest KDD (+88), Damage difference per round (+45.5) and KAST (86.8%), and was the top clutcher of the competition, having won two 1v1, three 1v2 and one 1v3 situations.

Below you can watch a compilation of NiKo's best individual actions from ESL One New York, created by our video editor Radosław "MAKKU" Makuch:

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
Cyprus z1ver 
First
2017-09-25 18:15
#34
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Italy ErR0Rleet 
EZ 4 NiKo
2017-09-25 18:52
stop doing it on fucking lagging twitch, omg
2017-09-25 20:45
second
2017-09-26 06:09
Wow
2017-09-25 18:15
Good clip
2017-09-25 18:17
#3
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United Kingdom thomaasz 
nice
2017-09-25 18:15
#4
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Argentina CSGOARG 
Four <3
2017-09-25 18:16
#5
suicide | 
Poland HooDle$ 
who
2017-09-25 18:16
Lol
2017-09-25 18:35
why twitch? omgg
2017-09-25 18:17
i'd guess youtube demonetization.
2017-09-26 02:44
bad
2017-09-25 18:17
#8
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CIS GARBAGARE 
wow
2017-09-25 18:17
another level
2017-09-25 18:19
#13
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Portugal KR33N 
ofc..
2017-09-25 18:25
#11
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United States eldrexe 
HUNDEN > NiKo
2017-09-25 18:22
god...
2017-09-25 18:23
#14
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India bl4cksp4c3 
God Niko <3
2017-09-25 18:27
NIKO>COLD
2017-09-25 18:27
#16
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Finland 923418750160 
hax
2017-09-25 18:27
#17
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Spain 3rg00s3 
GOD NIKO is in the house
2017-09-25 18:27
but rain was the mvp
2017-09-25 18:33
lul
2017-09-25 18:36
#46
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Denmark Xipingu 
LUL
2017-09-25 19:27
#91
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Japan Menedreal 
Rain 1.68 rating Nikp 1.7 Rain so close, but no.
2017-09-26 12:25
#20
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Finland Ingested 
godiko
2017-09-25 18:35
he is indeed the best player in the world
2017-09-25 18:36
#23
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Brazil Charizaldo 
ZZZZZZzzzzzzzz still Coldzera > Niko
2017-09-25 18:37
#24
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Ukraine raaVz 
0/8
2017-09-25 18:38
#25
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Brazil Charizaldo 
1.00 KPR at ESL One New York 1 event in 39 with negative K/D Ratio
2017-09-25 18:40
Last 40 events NiKo has had one negative ratio aswell.
2017-09-25 19:04
#42
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Ukraine raaVz 
hltv.org/stats/players/events/3741/NiKo?.. 3 events with negative K/D ratio
2017-09-25 19:08
Oh shit I was talking about ratings sorry Edit: oh shit i must be tired af he had 2 negative ratings not one.
2017-09-25 19:27
#57
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Brazil Charizaldo 
k/d diff +3234
2017-09-25 20:53
youre an idiot if you think that you can straight up compare the two like that, cold is a much more passive player and is support for his team. niko is on the front lines and is much more aggressive. both top players in world
2017-09-25 21:02
#78
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Brazil wittyusername 
Agreed, hard to compare like Messi and Ronaldo.
2017-09-26 01:52
#85
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Not really. Niko is like Ronaldo, and Cold is like Frank Lampard.
2017-09-26 02:50
#86
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Brazil wittyusername 
Explain please :?
2017-09-26 03:09
im pretty sure i know who frank is, if im correct he is one of the best defensive players in the world
2017-09-26 04:59
#95
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Brazil wittyusername 
I know tha players I just didn't understand the comparison.
2017-09-26 18:01
cold is great passively, and in a solid system. but when it comes to raw skill, i have to learn towards niko. just unbelievable talent from boths players tho.
2017-09-27 00:08
#99
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Brazil wittyusername 
I don't think Cold needs a system to be amazing, just look at Rank S games where he hard carries. He is way more passive than Niko though, that's for sure.
2017-09-27 04:33
#92
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
Cold is world class in a system, but otherwise just an extremely good. Niko is world class. Period.
2017-09-26 13:39
#101
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Yea. We might never see a player with the caliber of niko in a long time. The dude's ceiling is probably the highest in csgo right now.
2017-09-27 15:55
#81
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North America KingCole14 
S1mple more comparable and honestly interchangeable for success in faze line up. Niko is way easier to play with though cuz humble
2017-09-26 02:26
+1
2017-09-25 18:40
Colds level is not even close to nikos right now, and im a cold fanboy.
2017-09-26 02:38
#27
cArn | 
Serbia vraca 
nice
2017-09-25 18:40
Put this together for NIKO youtube.com/watch?v=G552C3y_sbg
2017-09-25 18:43
#29
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France Preyst1x 
best player of the world atm
2017-09-25 18:46
god niko
2017-09-25 18:48
#31
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Europe RBN_FRT 
best player this year by far.. i don't care how many more events other players won, he is a beast
2017-09-25 18:50
#32
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Brazil ribeirojr10 
so good
2017-09-25 18:50
#33
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Finland yesyess 
awesome vid again makku! just hate the twitch thing, would rather watch youtube
2017-09-25 18:51
agree
2017-09-25 21:25
wun teps
2017-09-25 18:54
#36
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Brazil c0nt 
Well done Niko #TOP 2
2017-09-25 18:56
#37
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
after cogu
2017-09-25 18:58
#41
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Brazil c0nt 
cold #TOP 1 cs go, no doubt cogu ? not now...yet
2017-09-25 19:07
#55
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United Kingdom sawdust 
cold is washed niko better in every aspect so is rain
2017-09-25 20:23
#73
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Poland MBQ 
Well I think that cold awp > rain awp but I agree with the rest
2017-09-25 23:05
#79
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Brazil wittyusername 
I disagree, Rain is not washed up at all!!! xd
2017-09-26 01:53
#38
GuardiaN | 
India wakar 
Get off the server!!
2017-09-25 19:01
#40
Dosia | 
Vietnam Oida 
NiKo da beast! Music is hurting me though.
2017-09-25 19:06
How can you not like trance:((
2017-09-25 21:33
this is not trance tho :D
2017-09-27 05:50
Yes it is?
2017-09-27 18:16
well maybe some kind of euro thing... but real trance is much more aggressive..
2017-09-28 11:55
insane^
2017-09-25 19:08
brutal staff this guy so sick
2017-09-25 19:13
#47
Sunde | 
Denmark Cabbi_OP 
Best and most complete player in the world hands down, wp boi
2017-09-25 19:34
#48
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
There's no better man in Counter-Strike at the moment. Fuck off with 'coldzera/GODzera/ferGODtop1', morons.
2017-09-25 19:37
+1000
2017-09-25 22:28
#80
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Brazil wittyusername 
At the moment....the moment being the month of September? Yup, you are correct.
2017-09-26 01:55
#96
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Shut up favela.
2017-09-26 18:22
#97
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Brazil wittyusername 
Shut up favela.
2017-09-26 20:05
Wow this guy! What a Legend !
2017-09-25 19:39
#50
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United States BaitmasterDan 
rain deserved more than niko... just because niko landed a couple of 1 taps and juan deags while rain had the "hard" work
2017-09-25 19:56
#67
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Europe eatecone 
Niko was a bit better this time
2017-09-25 21:52
#69
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United States BaitmasterDan 
maybe
2017-09-25 22:08
ez for my boy NiKo
2017-09-25 20:06
deserved ..
2017-09-25 20:07
they talk about my one taps
2017-09-25 20:14
twitch btw
2017-09-25 20:20
#59
sadboys | 
Sweden bIadee 
wow, a good edit on hltv
2017-09-25 21:14
#60
coldzera | 
Brazil Luska 
cool ^^
2017-09-25 21:15
#61
Nifty | 
France LLUCIANO 
the round against liquid is insane
2017-09-25 21:16
#62
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Sri Lanka ezfaze 
NiKo
2017-09-25 21:17
nice <3
2017-09-25 21:46
GOD
2017-09-25 21:46
#68
shox | 
Europe efxzzz 
GODNIKOO
2017-09-25 22:05
what a beast! best player in the world right now for sure
2017-09-25 22:27
in my opinion best player in the world
2017-09-25 22:45
#74
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Norway rokt 
Anyone know the song?
2017-09-25 23:22
Spark7 - The Valley Of Kashmir (Onova Remix)
2017-09-26 00:22
#76
NiKo | 
Brazil VITHELA 
n1.
2017-09-26 00:26
video loading takes forever
2017-09-26 01:05
2017-09-26 02:47
amazing edit great quality!! mind blowing
2017-09-26 04:22
#90
Algeria W0r 
Reminds me of neo back in the days :) The music is weird!
2017-09-26 06:56
#93
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
best player so far
2017-09-26 16:09
What a GOD.. I watched him since he played in Mousesports... He is god of AK47.
2017-09-26 16:39
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