NiKo: "I took the IGL role after going 0-2; most likely just for now"

Professeur
September 16th, 2018 19:57

Following FaZe's win over G2 that secured them a spot in the playoffs, we spoke to Nikola "NiKo" Kovač about their issues so far and how the change of in-game leadership helped.

Despite a slow start, losing the first two games of the Major to BIG and Natus Vincere, FaZe have secured playoffs by beating mousesports, TYLOO and finally, G2. The last match was a BO3 in which FaZe overran the Frenchmen on Mirage and closed it out on Dust2 in Overtime.

NiKo took the reins to get his team out of a rut

One of the main talking points of FaZe's comeback was that, apparently, NiKo started calling for the team, which was confirmed in this interview. The Bosnian didn't rule out becoming a full-time IGL, but described the change as a temporary one, for the Major and potentially ESL One New York.

I'll start with the opening of the tournament that you had, obviously being on the edge of elimination after losing to BIG on Dust2 and that comeback that Na`Vi pulled off against you on Overpass. What was the thinking after those games, rewatching the demos and seeing the mistakes?

After we went 0-2, it was obvious that the game we were playing was not our game at all. We didn't have any confidence, we didn't have any communication, it was all panicked, all the moves we did were the wrong moves, wrong timings... everything we did was terrible. After every match we lost we sat down in the room and we talked about it for an hour, we watched the demo right after the match, we just talked about it, talked about BIG, talked about Na`Vi, and yeah, I'm just happy that we managed to find our game at the edge, comeback, and go to the playoffs.

What was key to changing that around, getting back the communication and the confidence? And why didn't you have it coming into the tournament?

We kind of had it, but it just disappeared when we started losing against BIG. And against Na`Vi, we started winning on the CT half but the communication was really chaotic, we just hit our shots and that is why we won the half. Then, once we started losing, we lost some crucial rounds, everything started going downhill, people started getting mad, there was the issue with communication, tilt... What changed after it, I think the biggest thing is the will because people really wanted to win. We never gave up, even though everything was going terribly for us, people never gave up. As I said, we went to the room and we talked about it and we tried to fix it, no matter the circumstances, we knew that we were capable, that this was not our real face. Yeah, it is just the will.

This kind of reminds me of the PGL Krakow Major, where you also started 0-2, do you think it was a similar situation or was it different this time since you were still working on everything?

It was not the same, not at all. Here we just played badly as a team, everything was just bad, but people still wanted to play, we still fought to make it better. At that time we just gave up basically, we didn't try to fix it, the mood in the team was really bad. After loses at this Major, we still kept a good mood and tried to fix mistakes. I think that was the biggest key why we are here in the playoffs right now.

FaZe were all smiles after eliminating G2

I have to ask you about something that started with SPUNJ putting out at Tweet that "There is 95% that NiKo is calling for FaZe", and rain commented saying that you are trying new things, kind of cryptic, didn't want to comment clearly on it. But even on the cameras on the stream I think you can see that you are pretty vocal, talking between the rounds. Has it changed in that regard? You've been mid-round calling and having a lot of input before, but are you the no. 1, the go-to right now?

Yeah, we have changed the in-game leader after being 0-2. So, since the match against mousesports we changed the in-game leader, I took it over just to come up with something fresh in the team, to build some confidence in the team which we were lacking at the start, so people start believing in something. I think that was one of the keys why we are here as well. People needed something fresh to remind themselves how we have been playing before. How we have been playing at the start was just terrible, it was not us. I'm just happy that people have found themselves in the game, finally. So yeah, I took the in-game leader role after going 0-2 but it is only for this event and maybe New York. That is pretty much it.

You don't want to go back into it full-time, like back in mouz?

I can't say a 100%, but most likely it is going to be just for now.

Let's touch on the game you had here because it was the key one to go through. The first map was pretty confident for you guys, but on Dust2 you had a rough start, tell me about that first of all, what was holding you back at the beginning of Dust2?

Yeah, Dust2 has always been shaky for us, whenever we play an official it is always a different way we lose in. That is just the map, it is just so hard to play, it is always a different game, depending on the opponent and how they play. They played pretty good, they had a different way than anyone else I played against on Dust2. They were pretty good on balancing on how they take Short and Long, which was kind of hard to read, and they came up with something new which I saw on demos I watched last night, but still, I couldn't realize when they were going to do it. But I knew that we just need a few rounds as T because I saw that their T side is really weak and once we started rolling, it was really easy to read them. I think it all came down to the reads, I think they are really easy to read as CT and that is why we came back, especially with winning a kind of force-buy at the start of the second half.

Going back to the IGL topic and the style you have as a team, seeing the success that Astralis and Liquid have been having recently, even BIG to a certain degree with their style of play, focusing on flashes, flash assists, stuff like that... Are you happy with the style you have right now in FaZe or would you like to have a different approach to the game moving forward, somewhere down the road?

I'm pretty happy with the way we play, —or the way we played before. We just have to try to find the game we played before, I think it was one of the best styles. My goal now is just to find that style. I just want people to find confidence in doing what they are the best at. That is the whole point of why I'm in-game leading now. I just want people to feel comfortable again and make them do what they did before. Regarding the style, as I said before, we are going to keep this one, I think it fits us the most. Obviously, we need to adapt to some opponents, like Astralis or Liquid, even Na`Vi, they have the most different style I would say. We are just going to keep this and keep adapting to the other teams.

Outlook for the playoffs: I think you are going to be playing either Astralis or Liquid in the first round, which is obviously a pretty tough draw. Considering how you played in the group stage, what do you see yourself doing in the playoffs?

If we play like we did the last three matches I'm pretty sure that we can go really far at this event, especially when we get to the playoffs, I feel like we are going to play much better, with less pressure. This group stage was so painful to play, we were not scared to lose, but you always had it in the back of your mind that we might lose in the group stage of the Major. If we keep the same level I'm pretty sure we can go far in this event, we can surprise some of the teams by the way I'm calling now, it is not the same as Finn did before. So yeah, I'm looking forward to playing these top teams again.

More interviews from the New Legends stage:

Day 5
Turkey woxic: "After Dust2, we understood fnatic were already tilted"

Day 4
Denmark Magisk: "Making history is always fun"
France shox: "We've got three to four maps we're definitely okay with playing"
Ukraine s1mple: "I don't want to be a bad guy, there is no point"
Germany tabseN: "I feel like we can 100% win this tournament"

Day 3
Canada NAF: "When we got to overtime I was so pissed off; I'm like 'F*** this, I'm going to buy an AWP"
United Kingdom dephh: "We proved we can't just play Inferno, we have other maps up our sleeves"
Slovakia STYKO: "[My new role] feels like I'm going to school every day, trying to understand a new subject"

Day 2
Serbia YNk: "This game was just so hard because mousesports saved so much"
Ukraine Edward: "If you feel calm during the whole game, the comeback is real, always"
United States nitr0: "I'm hoping we get Astralis, we can definitely put up a good show and a good fight"
Sweden Xizt: "Every loss is going to take a toll on your confidence, we had to slowly build it up again"
Germany LEGIJA: "Before the Major, we said 'We will not practice to make Legends, we're here to f****** win'"

Day 1
Denmark Xyp9x: "Against Na`Vi and especially on Inferno, it's all mind games"
Sweden REZ: "Not playing the Minor means a lot to me, I have played so many"

Media Day
Sweden JW: "We considered twist after the early StarLadder exit; he wasn’t really interested"
Russia jmqa: "After the last Major, our practice wasn't great, we didn't have good conditions"
Russia flamie: "We still want to play Dust2 because no one is playing it well"
France SmithZz: "We aren't completely ready at the moment, but we are getting there"
United States RUSH: "Hopefully, after the Major, our ranking will reflect how we actually are as a team"

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Why just for now? They played so much better with NiKo IGL. NiKo best player 2016,2017 and now also IGL...insane player!
2018-09-16 19:59
#11
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Austria shaakeh 
Obviously because they will sign a better one
2018-09-16 19:58
#20
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
Coldzera incoming
2018-09-16 19:59
Coldzera, s1mple, NiKo, shox and NAF e g o - o v e r l o a d
2018-09-16 20:49
NAF OMEGALUL
2018-09-16 21:18
NAF? why lul
2018-09-16 23:37
Idk I tried rembering cocky players
2018-09-17 17:56
#198
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Brazil r8_dis_thing 
NAF underrated
2018-09-17 19:13
#113
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Germany SheykY_Y 
Coldzera and niKo calling together thoughtgasm
2018-09-16 20:45
That would lead to a giant ego clash at every turn
2018-09-16 21:51
Niko will sweep everyone even before baitzera appeared
2018-09-17 09:23
FaZe and Astralis to swap karrigan and Gla1ve
2018-09-16 20:46
never lol
2018-09-16 21:02
+1
2018-09-16 21:22
#131
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Iceland fatboislim 
faze and mouz swapping chrisJ and karrigan
2018-09-16 21:15
would be so nice
2018-09-16 22:43
If FaZe and mouz would swap, it would be suNny/ropz and rain/olof, and slight chance for oskar/guardian, but I doubt that as both of them have been shit recently to their top level. Pretty sure it is - karrigan + NBK/Krimz
2018-09-17 18:57
Ok
2018-09-16 19:58
#14
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Italy ErR0Rleet 
NiKo numero uno baby
2018-09-16 19:58
s1-n1
2018-09-16 20:06
I think the best is karrigan XD
2018-09-16 22:14
They should just kick karrigan. He's really bad
2018-09-16 20:08
#99
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Faroe Islands Ez4North 
-karrigan +krimz would be sick
2018-09-16 20:26
#100
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
SHAT AP
2018-09-16 20:26
NIKO IGL = - KARRIGAN DREAM PogChamp
2018-09-16 20:47
#132
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North America Leviquednau1 
I think they should get xizt back in my opinion the guy is a great IGL
2018-09-16 21:16
Issa comming
2018-09-16 21:20
#172
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Australia weapon_ 
- karrigan - olofmeister +kjaerbye +s1mple
2018-09-17 05:18
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
2018-09-16 19:57
-karrigan +suNny could be a decision
2018-09-16 20:05
suNny numba 1
2018-09-16 21:24
What do you think?
2018-09-16 20:06
#59
s1mple | 
Sweden kreftan 
Depends if they want NiKo or one of their current players to IGL, if so it's a solid pickup.
2018-09-16 20:09
I also saw people talking about krimz to faze. Could be a good idea
2018-09-16 20:10
Imagine the reunion of olof and krimz.Both will be really motivated and will be really strong as a tandem in both offense and defending bomb sites
2018-09-16 20:20
Depends on which player they have to replace. But honestly... No matter what... Just get s1mple. Thats the rules in csgo.
2018-09-16 20:12
s1mple, NiKo, suNny, KRIMZ, GuardiaN Holy shit
2018-09-16 20:14
#117
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United States Baitor 
sunny lul
2018-09-16 20:48
sunNy numba 1
2018-09-16 21:24
reported for swearing
2018-09-16 20:10
Sorry.
2018-09-16 20:12
Ok, unreported. x)
2018-09-16 20:13
What is you?
2018-09-16 21:08
#3
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Italy Federico1001 
Hes right
2018-09-16 19:57
#4
chrisJ | 
Netherlands blonde 
lol
2018-09-16 19:57
#5
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United States ascendaNt_88 
Oh karrigan bye bye
2018-09-16 19:58
hopefully -rain too
2018-09-16 20:06
#50
s1mple | 
Norway SLOPEiZ 
u drunk? he is one of the few players who still does his job well.
2018-09-16 20:08
#188
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Brazil JutsuMaker 
flag checks out... rain has been very inconsistent lately. I hope that is due to karrigan's style of calling/gameplay.;
2018-09-17 15:48
OMEGALUL
2018-09-16 20:23
miburr haha 16-0MEGALUL
2018-09-16 20:24
flag checks out
2018-09-16 21:43
flag checks out
2018-09-17 01:00
#142
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Sadokist OMEGALUL
2018-09-16 21:30
#6
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Wuuuuuuuuuuuut
2018-09-16 19:58
#7
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Finland Stamppi 
ok
2018-09-16 19:58
#8
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Denmark Doctor_Viktor 
karrigan is getting kicked confirmed
2018-09-16 19:58
#176
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Brazil Redneckbr 
shiiiiiiiit, it's comming
2018-09-17 06:22
#9
sergej | 
Canada Jer1choo 
Poggers
2018-09-16 19:58
karrigan see you later
2018-09-16 19:58
oh so that's what karrigan meant by i think it's that time .
2018-09-16 19:58
-karrigan + xantares
2018-09-16 19:59
more like +shox incoming
2018-09-16 20:09
Shox needs his butt buddy Smithzz. Also you're a disgrace to VeryXGuys everywhere. Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-09-16 20:18
Why am I a disgrace for VeryXGuys? Have a very edgy day! -VeryEdgyGuy
2018-09-16 20:24
#143
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Wtttff "VeryXguys" lmfaaaaoooo
2018-09-16 21:31
#84
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Sweden FaZeInferno 
xantares no english
2018-09-16 20:18
what a hero
2018-09-16 19:59
#75
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Czech Republic notprokda 
+1 took it upon himself to take command and try make it better for everyone.
2018-09-16 20:14
I've so much respect for him right now
2018-09-16 20:14
And still destroyed everyone while igl ing. Just the besttt.
2018-09-17 02:51
OKAY -BOTIGGAN
2018-09-16 19:59
#18
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Chile dudemanner 
cya karrigay
2018-09-16 19:59
#19
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Netherlands RaVersoN 
Ingame leading and getting 45 bombs ez -karrigan
2018-09-16 19:59
no it was 51 kills. dont disrespect nifty
2018-09-16 20:08
#110
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United States ItsImpact 
Nifty was awping so it was easier
2018-09-16 20:38
#21
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Poland b7ack0ut 
G0D
2018-09-16 19:59
gg karrigan
2018-09-16 19:59
#23
Thorin | 
Asia CA1MAN 
what the fuck do they need karrigan even for at this point
2018-09-16 19:59
#179
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Czech Republic Mrnousak 
For food, he is their chef
2018-09-17 08:00
#180
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Slovenia umadbrah 
They need someone to throw flashes and be the personal AK droper for the god himself
2018-09-17 08:34
Since NiKo is igl now this just proofs that karrigan is out after major and probably rain aswell for cold and auti/s1mple
2018-09-16 19:59
#47
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Europe traqqi 
rain has had his moments as usual, i think logically they should only remove karrigan first, and if rain does poorly, the swap him too
2018-09-16 20:06
#168
rain | 
Romania exelasd 
rain and niko are really close you can see that on cameras i think they will go only -karrigan for the moment
2018-09-17 00:24
FaZe: -rain -karrigan +suNny +ropz Mouz +byali +rain
2018-09-17 19:00
#25
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
niko is a god tbh he would be #1 uncontested if he didn't choke
2018-09-16 19:59
xdd cH0ko
2018-09-16 20:09
He hasn't choked in a while tho, let's see
2018-09-16 20:16
#26
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
This might be the end of karrigan in FaZe RIP :((
2018-09-16 20:00
#27
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Argentina rodriok 
Benched karrigan??
2018-09-16 20:00
Nice
2018-09-16 20:03
#29
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Europe Autumn7 
rip carrygan
2018-09-16 20:03
#61
rain | 
United States Ostar44 
I really like karrigan but his tactics are getting old as metas are constantly changing. Robban is planning on retiring soon as stated by ynk when he went to coach mibr. Maybe have karrigan take over the coaching role and bring in a better player or igl.
2018-09-16 20:09
I don’t think Karrigan would retire before getting a major as a player, atleast try for it a couple more times. Even if it meant he had to go to another team.
2018-09-16 20:50
#184
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Netherlands Njit 
Karrigan won't get a major with another team
2018-09-17 11:32
That’s why I said he’s going to try and do so, it might not be realistic, but he certainly will try
2018-09-17 17:49
#203
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Netherlands Njit 
Yeah but he should realise that he is done for once he leaves / gets kicked by faze
2018-09-18 07:46
Hmm, FaZe has alot of money right? Maybe another danish IGL will join them ;)
2018-09-16 20:03
Gla1ve would never do such thing
2018-09-16 22:11
Money talks
2018-09-16 22:52
That is totally true. Even s1mple would leave if he got an offer he couldn’t resist. Lets say you make 50k a year and you love your job. But then a job you might not like as much offers you 150k would you take it?
2018-09-17 06:08
#185
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Netherlands Njit 
Yeah simple would but his buyout is really big
2018-09-17 11:35
Money is no problem for faze if they really wanted him they are one of the richest cs:go orgs.
2018-09-18 03:20
KRIMZ inc
2018-09-16 20:04
#32
NiKo | 
Andorra nikolof 
maybe its time for +KRIMZ
2018-09-16 20:04
- karrigan + BNTET
2018-09-16 20:04
#36
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Poland TOOMUCH6969 
YESSSSSSSSSS
2018-09-16 20:04
#40
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Europe traqqi 
i suggested this too in a recent thread, hes obviously very smart and is able to 30 bomb while being igl + speaking 3 languages. only issue is moving to eu.
2018-09-16 20:05
#79
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Europe Autumn7 
He won't leave Tyloo tho
2018-09-16 20:15
#82
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Europe traqqi 
how do u kno that
2018-09-16 20:16
#93
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Europe Autumn7 
I saw it from a Chinese source that Tyloo gave him the chance to play at a higher level (than cs in Indonesia), and knowing his personality that he would never leave Tyloo (maybe in a few years)
2018-09-16 20:23
#108
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Europe traqqi 
interesting, if true hes probably just wasting his potential as a tier 1 player imo
2018-09-16 20:37
#186
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Netherlands Njit 
Englando very hard
2018-09-17 11:36
#34
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Poland TOOMUCH6969 
wow didnt know when -karrigan?
2018-09-16 20:04
#35
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United States NO_BUG_NO_BIG 
-karrigan +godstyle
2018-09-16 20:04
#37
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Europe traqqi 
expected that karrigan would get removed, he was doing great to start but the team has lost trust in his calls as they have been consistently bad recently
2018-09-16 20:04
#38
oskar | 
Qatar y0fl0w 
byebye karrigan
2018-09-16 20:05
karrigan haha
2018-09-16 20:05
#41
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Russia sneakyboy 
LUL karrigan 0-2 NiKo 3-2 LUL
2018-09-16 20:05
Karrigan 0 2 NiKo 3 0 is better
2018-09-16 20:13
#80
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Russia sneakyboy 
yeah bro quick math
2018-09-16 20:15
Karrigone
2018-09-16 20:06
#70
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
good one
2018-09-16 20:12
#48
Dosia | 
Other lul000 
do you truly belive they will kick karrigan ? xD
2018-09-16 20:06
#53
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Europe traqqi 
yep? they could easily afford a much better igl instead of the low fragging igl with super shaky and untrusted calls like karrigan
2018-09-16 20:08
#77
Dosia | 
Other lul000 
much better igl ? whom ? they can't get glave from astralis or other igl-s from top 10 in the world ; / karrigan sux and he is arrogant as fck that's for sure x)
2018-09-16 20:16
#87
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Europe traqqi 
they could either buy someone like bntet (high fragging smart igl) or just keep niko igl and bring in a player from another squad, such as whoever mous decide to kick out to bring byali in, or another upcoming talent, there are plenty faze could buy out
2018-09-16 20:20
#105
Dosia | 
Other lul000 
bring last polish hope (bntet) or niko as igl + someone skilled (byali/krimz) , hm i get it, good idea ; o
2018-09-16 20:30
#144
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Karrigan isn't arrogant at all. He has a very good personality imo
2018-09-16 21:35
agreed
2018-09-18 07:17
#49
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
-carrygun
2018-09-16 20:07
RIP KARRIGAN
2018-09-16 20:08
#55
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Farewell Fattigan.
2018-09-16 20:08
#57
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Faroe Islands memento_1 
100% - karrigan
2018-09-16 20:08
-karrigan + KRiMZ NiKo full time IGL
2018-09-16 20:09
#62
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Asia ilhamadik 
NiKo new igl Kick karrigan pick someone better than karrigan ez
2018-09-16 20:09
Karrigan does not look to happy lately ,Niko is leading and it does not cripple his aim?!? and they have results...hmm Feels like changes soon...Coldrzera maybe ... Or maybe am talking out my ass To much Sunday weed...
2018-09-16 20:11
#152
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Nah man, what you said makes perfect sense, also Cold said in an interview that he wants to play with Niko at some point so this *could* be the perfect opportunity to do so. Time will tell, and I feel that time will be soon.
2018-09-16 22:03
#66
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
Heroic karrigan / optic karrigan
2018-09-16 20:11
#67
nukkye | 
Lithuania SH4NKER 
respect
2018-09-16 20:12
#68
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Brazil digozamaral 
Bye Karrigan
2018-09-16 20:12
make it full time IGL and win the major
2018-09-16 20:15
I hope they won't kick karrigan. Give him some time to get his confidence back. Roster change will only send everything into chaos. Just look at Mouz, fnatic, C9, MIBR, NiP, G2 and etc. None of them seems to work out. Also it was 0-2 vs BIG and NaVi while 3-0 vs dead Mouz/Tyloo and G2.
2018-09-16 20:19
Agreed. +1
2018-09-16 20:24
look at astralis when they kick karrigan. Terrible decision no wonder theyre the worst team
2018-09-16 21:07
Right. Since karrigan left, they have been red-hot ever since? Please. They had their rough time just like everyone else. Got rekt at Boston Major. Towards the end of 2017 was pretty much SK/FaZe show. Things started to change this year after Magisk joined. Wonder if Magisk didn't get released from Optic and Astralis stuck with previous roster. Would they even win anything?
2018-09-16 22:32
No what you don’t get is that astralis didn’t get worse in anyway when Karrigan left, not even for a moment, immediately after it was obvious he wasn’t needed. Everyone thought karrigan leaving would have a big impact back then as well, so I don’t get how people like you can be fooled by him a second time, maybe you just didn’t watch cs back then. Astralis also won a major after kicking him which has been karrigans goal forever yet even with a superteam he still chokes.
2018-09-17 06:36
So basically karrigan good in lifting a promising line up to A tier 1 team but won't Win A major?
2018-09-18 08:56
He lifts the team up but then they stagnate and when they do he holds no value.
2018-09-18 10:22
+1
2018-09-16 21:23
#145
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
I was searching for this. Thanks. +1
2018-09-16 21:36
#150
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Slovakia sanjuro 
its not his confidence but the fact he is totally shit igl, if i would get dollar for every faze round i saw them in the middle of the round and they had no clue what to do.
2018-09-16 21:44
Indeed as "shit" as he is, he still won several trophies with FaZe. This is what wrong with current CSGO scene, couple not so good tournaments and next thing you know kicking half of the team. If karrigan is not doing so hot as IGL, work that out as a team. Give him feedbacks. Where is the coach? This team is loaded with skills and experiences. Blaming karrigan for everything seems like a "right" solution.
2018-09-16 22:31
NiKo Top1 IGL
2018-09-16 20:19
#89
FalleN | 
Brazil ToRu 
so -Karrigan
2018-09-16 20:21
-karrigan +huNter please
2018-09-16 20:21
Think is to early, don't think he will manage to bring Neno in FaZe before Mid/Late 2019.
2018-09-16 21:29
Karrigan out, simple in. Confirmed.
2018-09-16 20:21
Bye bye Karagin Best of luck
2018-09-16 20:21
#95
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Brazil 16|0 
4Head HELLO KARRIGAN 4Head NIKO HERE 4Head CYA 4Head
2018-09-16 20:23
bye karrigan
2018-09-16 20:26
Faze - karrigan + golden
2018-09-16 20:27
+sixer
2018-09-16 20:50
Please pick up gob b
2018-09-16 20:27
#104
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Turkey darknight53 
-snappi +karrigan cromen to faze again save 2 team
2018-09-16 20:28
#109
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Europe traqqi 
better players to get than cromen
2018-09-16 20:37
#115
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Turkey darknight53 
Yeah maybe xantares
2018-09-16 20:46
#146
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Europe traqqi 
xantares, krimz, sunny/ropz, issaa, tons of young talent etc etc
2018-09-16 21:36
#147
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Cromen > Xantares
2018-09-16 21:37
#160
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Switzerland sovereiign 
XANTARES london top1. NiKo - "XANTARES flash mid for me" XANTARES - "I'm feeling thank you"
2018-09-16 22:35
#199
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Turkey darknight53 
Not that much he is good with cs language I saw in his fpl streams
2018-09-18 00:38
#106
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Lebanon Kalki88 
-karrigan +shox
2018-09-16 20:34
Bye bye karrigan might get picked up by heroic
2018-09-16 20:36
karrigan useless
2018-09-16 20:42
so he basically confirmed -karrigan after that episode. i wonder who they got in their mind to replace him.
2018-09-16 20:42
cromen maybe
2018-09-16 22:08
-karrigan +krimz
2018-09-16 20:49
+1
2018-09-17 06:14
#122
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Moldova HoOu 
-karrigan
2018-09-16 20:51
-karrigan confirmed +who?
2018-09-16 20:55
#124
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Always knew Karrigan was useless since back in the Fnatic days, no clue how he stayed around tier 1 scene so long when he was never good player and never a good IGL. When FaZe drop him he's going to like tier 3-4.
2018-09-16 21:02
#126
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Turkey W10 
-karrigan soon
2018-09-16 21:03
just like astralis faze prove karrigan is useless. rip
2018-09-16 21:05
-karrigan inc
2018-09-16 21:07
they are not kicking karrigan for sure. NiKo will probably leave the role of igl after major or esl ny and karrigan will take over after. It's just temporary.
2018-09-16 21:24
just for now because you're getting a new IGL huh
2018-09-16 21:28
#148
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
They won't/shouldn't replace karrigan /Closed /Open NiKo is a God /Closed
2018-09-16 21:39
#153
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United Kingdom Xfolo 
not the end of karrigan, teams probably got caught off guard with niko strats, we have to see if he keeps it up
2018-09-16 22:05
karrigan is probably support now so olaf can frag, good role swap
2018-09-16 22:23
no wonder karrigan seems gloomy all the time.
2018-09-16 22:36
#162
rain | 
Chile nachooww 
bye bye karrigan :D
2018-09-16 22:39
ChoKo and bottigan :D
2018-09-16 23:50
#167
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
So.. if NiKo is IGLing, for what they need karrigan for? Lul. Anyway if they loose against Astralis (which is probably gonna happen) I expect to see some changes in the team. So much firepower in that team but except for a few weeks in 2017 when they pretty much rekted everybody, they just end up choking all the time..
2018-09-17 00:23
I prefer NiKo focus on what he's best at, destroying teams. Maybe ChrisJ could be a nice addition.
2018-09-17 03:07
#175
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United States gtmaniacmda 
NiKo calling = tarik calling -karrigan +someone good major winners
2018-09-17 06:17
-karrigan +bntet
2018-09-17 07:18
guardian and s1mple in one team LUL you guys must be on crack .. faze does not have much options for an igl tbh. xizt - would be their best option (ez to buyout from disbandnatic) coldzera - +firepower but he can't igl also toxicity lvl would be over 9000 golden - would be good if they change olof for cold/decent rifler
2018-09-17 09:53
Maybe best option +Cold and Niko igl. He can lead and rekt everyone. I think he will remain star player even if he is igl..
2018-09-17 11:30
#187
NiKo | 
Belgium ZxTox 
Guardian doesn't want to play with baitzera. Why would they kick karrigan he knows exactly how every opponent plays
2018-09-17 12:28
#191
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Brazil JutsuMaker 
i arent think thatz.
2018-09-17 15:54
#189
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Brazil JutsuMaker 
coldzera would never leave for europe. he'd only join NA teams like liquid
2018-09-17 15:51
#190
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Brazil JutsuMaker 
Logical move is +KRIMZ since fnatic is struggling hard to even win against t3 teams. Also +suNny or +ropz since mouz is looking like it will disband after this failure. -karrigan and the dream is real bois. There will be no "era'' because GuardiaN is already 28 and they'll need to replace him soon... Still on top level and for me the best awper out there, but he said FaZe is his last team and prob 2019 major will be his last.
2018-09-17 15:53
#192
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Korea LastUtopia 
-karrigan +cromen
2018-09-17 16:00
or ex6tenz Karrigan is a bot
2018-09-17 16:24
rip faze
2018-09-18 02:21
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