NiKo: "We have to win this event to finish the season at the top"

Striker
December 5th, 2017 19:57

After FaZe finished their matches of the day at ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač talked to us about his team's recent struggles and their slow start in Odense.

FaZe have so fair split their first two matches at the finals, conceding Inferno to fnatic in overtime before locking down a narrow Mirage over Liquid, and are now sitting in third to fourth place in Group A with four points.

In our next interview from Odense, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač talks FaZe's disappointing campaigns as of late and discusses their struggles in their first matches at the event:

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
MiKe | 
Canada Zoey 
gl niko
2017-12-05 19:57
#6
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Canada LongBaguette 
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO, FAZE DOWN
2017-12-05 19:58
#17
MiKe | 
Canada Zoey 
offcourse they wont beat SK, but they can still make the finals, thats pretty good still
2017-12-05 20:00
#28
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Europe Pl4yed 
Of course they wont beat SK? pretty sure they beat them literally the last lan but let's ignore that I guess
2017-12-05 20:06
Fnatic beat FaZe + 16-14 vs Liquid with Zews. No chance against SK.
2017-12-05 20:09
can you like stop changing your flairs. we don't know where your true allegiance lies.
2017-12-05 20:13
#40
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Brazil lNowayl 
and Fnatic lost to hr? liquid > HR, Faze> Fnatic. Faze top 1 cry is free
2017-12-05 20:25
fnatic > FaZe
2017-12-05 20:25
Because of one Lan match? Man ur dumb.
2017-12-05 20:36
#61
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Canada Brexgaming 
bro aren't you a Gay2 fan? Nice bendwagon
2017-12-05 22:14
Fake fnatic fan go back to g2
2017-12-06 05:42
fnatic dicks. Faze up
2017-12-06 09:38
#77
FalleN | 
Germany dzynK 
+1
2017-12-06 13:58
fazeup hombre!
2017-12-07 19:21
#2
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
God
2017-12-05 19:57
#31
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Brazil coldzao 
ahhahahahha gl idiot lost to onlinetic was complete useless
2017-12-05 20:09
#35
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Finland Taynz 
Ghostgaming
2017-12-05 20:11
#37
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Brazil coldzao 
LAN?
2017-12-05 20:12
Space soldiers?
2017-12-05 20:26
#74
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Finland Taynz 
Optic
2017-12-06 07:00
Renegades
2017-12-06 20:29
#3
fer | 
Brazil PauloFlu 
doesn't matter, Cold > botniko
2017-12-05 19:58
#20
rain | 
United States majdob 
Actual good player niko > baiter cold
2017-12-05 20:01
#32
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Brazil coldzao 
was niko even playing against fnatic? i couldnt see him in game LUL
2017-12-05 20:09
#44
God | 
Russia STDGod 
NiKo is the reason it went overtime.
2017-12-05 20:29
#73
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India TheOneFreeMan 
niko, olofmeister, karrigan , guardian and rain are the reasons it went overtime. each of them made huge plays on different rounds to make it 15-15 from 15-11
2017-12-06 06:44
#29
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Cold is an amazing player. But Niko is certainly the most skilled player on any server currently on CSGO. Plus if you factor in recent matches Niko >>>>>> Cold. So stop being a retarded fanboy and suk moi dik fam ez
2017-12-05 20:07
#48
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Nepal Arkhangels 
if this were true, Niko wouldn't be destroyed by cold everytime they were face to face without nobody baiting for cold... which is what happened on Epicenter when SK defeated Faze. youtube.com/watch?v=HLKbGS3IU2A
2017-12-05 20:36
#53
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
That's why you guys are silver noobs. Niko lost to many people in a duel so did cold. Does that mean all those players are better than Cold and Niko? Wtf? The skill depends on clutches, accuracy, headshots, entry kills. Niko is a far more versatile and skilled than cold is. Cold had a rifle and lost to rain in a duel who had a deagle on mirage some days ago. That must mean that rain is better than cold by your logic.
2017-12-05 20:44
#54
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Nepal Arkhangels 
you must be the silver if you cannot comprehend what I wrote... It's not about any single isolate duel... even karrigan which is a fucking noob aimwise can kill cold sometimes. When you look at the full picture, which include a variety of situations when both faced eachother, cold killed niko much more than niko did cold. Niko 0/8 head to head against coldzera, never forget. hltv.org/forums/threads/1601085/0-8-mean.. If Niko is the more skilled player on the server, he wouldn't fail to kill an inferior player 8 times out of 8. Cold doesn't die 8 times in a row to anyone, because he is indeed the superior player on a server.
2017-12-05 21:05
#57
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
If head to head doesn't count when karrigan can kill coldzera, then why would you count it when Niko and cold are one on one. The skill is about the overall gameplay. Not between the two best in the world. If a player kills cold more than a few times in an 1v1 situation that means he's better than cold? What kind of logic is that? You just said even karrigan can beat cold in a duel there's a possibility and he's a noob. Then why would you apply this when its on Niko and cold only? Niko is far more aggressive, fast and better accuracy wise. Cold is more experienced and shows a slight better game sense cuz he doesn't have to the dirty work. Where as in faze, olof, rain and Niko everyone find the opening frag specially NiKo. But cold is more of a passive player. I am not saying who's the best. But skill wise ez NiKo. I hope you get my point.
2017-12-05 21:16
#70
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Honestly i di1nt think anyone could say one is better than the other. Put all skills on paper their seperation would be so small it would basically be a tie. BOTH players are mvp material every turny
2017-12-06 02:44
#36
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Finland Taynz 
NIKO >>>>>Baitzera
2017-12-05 20:11
#38
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Brazil coldzao 
2017-12-05 20:12
#45
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Netherlands Tensors 
that is a 13-2 lmao pretty sure Niko has those thats on 13-2 halfs aswell
2017-12-05 20:33
#55
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Brazil coldzao 
vs tier3 teams?? xDDD show me that vs SK
2017-12-05 21:10
#64
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina putinftw 
16-0 vs Renegrades
2017-12-05 23:07
#72
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Kazakhstan Duka 
Tier3 team
2017-12-06 05:43
#75
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Finland Taynz 
Eco & bait frags
2017-12-06 07:01
N1
2017-12-05 19:58
nice try
2017-12-05 19:58
#7
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Iceland _natas_ 
GO GO GO
2017-12-05 19:58
#8
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United States K1ller7n19 
GL
2017-12-05 19:58
#9
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United States SERGlO 
Ez fpr god nikko god faze
2017-12-05 19:58
#10
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Brazil GKR48 
Hahah funny guy nt
2017-12-05 19:58
Says the cold fan lmao
2017-12-06 20:32
#84
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Brazil GKR48 
Cold>Niko
2017-12-06 21:34
In your dreams
2017-12-07 12:38
xD GL
2017-12-05 19:58
#12
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Philippines kv1999 
#6
2017-12-05 19:58
nice joke
2017-12-05 19:59
nt, but SK will win the 8 trophy. GLHF
2017-12-05 19:59
If you count summit and dh open
2017-12-05 20:04
#47
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Brazil mrk15 
well, Astralis is counting their "clash for cash" single-series victory versus a completely lost VP at the time
2017-12-05 20:35
Who the fuck counts clfc ? We are only talking about PREMIER EVENTS SK HAS WON 5 faze 3 Ast 2 1major G2 2 Gambit 1 1 major Mouz 1 Nip 1
2017-12-05 22:19
#66
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Brazil mrk15 
I didn't realize you had previously established the topic which "we" were talking about
2017-12-05 23:17
stop baiting than
2017-12-05 19:59
I aren't think it's possible for your team to win it
2017-12-05 20:00
#18
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World Sins 
no, sk will win this tournament
2017-12-05 20:00
#19
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Europe EraXYT 
Too bad YOU WONT PUSSY BOY
2017-12-05 20:00
Ez for kalinka then lmao MNH?Is that a joke?
2017-12-06 20:33
#82
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Europe EraXYT 
It's a meme, yes.
2017-12-06 20:36
K.
2017-12-06 20:47
#21
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Brazil Neegger 
Is niko short or what
2017-12-05 20:01
#22
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United States Shadow272 
they wont
2017-12-05 20:01
#23
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Ok
2017-12-05 20:02
#24
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Portugal VRB_ 
Keep dreaming
2017-12-05 20:03
Honeslty, they won't.
2017-12-05 20:03
the faze and sk rivalry is really fun to watch right now
2017-12-05 20:05
BOT NiKo
2017-12-05 20:09
If they win these ext two events, they will be equal in my mind
2017-12-05 20:10
#43
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
If you keep getting carried by the other 3 guys, no, you won't. Try to at least do something so you won't be out of HLTV's top 5 players this year.
2017-12-05 20:27
#59
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United States ItsImpact 
What?
2017-12-05 21:44
They will get to 1st place, only because SK won't play on ECS Finals. #FeelsBadMan
2017-12-05 20:34
#50
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Brazil mrk15 
I mean, if they get to the finals and face SK they will most probably lose as it has always happened in every Sk x Faze series. But even after that they might finish this year at #1 if they win ECS
2017-12-05 20:39
You won't, lul.
2017-12-05 20:40
Dream onnn, dream onnnn, dream until your dreams come trueeeee
2017-12-05 20:42
#56
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Ianic 
Sure, Faze are a great team, but the competition right now is too strong, and by that I mean SK Gaming, right now they have the best and most experienced players in the world doesn’t matter how hard niko will try, SK will punish him for each big play he is gonna try to make.
2017-12-05 21:15
#58
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Finland jjebaited 
still dreaming, your piece of shit .
2017-12-05 21:44
Striker = Asperger
2017-12-05 22:09
#63
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
xdd
2017-12-05 22:44
#65
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina putinftw 
2017-12-05 23:08
NIKO IDI DO TROFEJA I OSVOJI GA ISTO TAKO U ECS!!!
2017-12-05 23:22
niko = dreamer
2017-12-05 23:24
ps get an hltv shirt to make interviews more pro, get wireless mic (u got money for that), and creme for the zit in ur neck; or u can just hire a ho to do all the talking and attract views ;-)
2017-12-05 23:54
Bosnian berserker beast)))))))))
2017-12-06 16:18
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