RFRSH confirm niko move to OpTic

As part of the Danish post-Major shuffle, Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen will now play for OpTic after his stand-in period in North.

niko had been loaned out by his former team Heroic in a swap deal with Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz that lasted for the duration of DreamHack Masters Stockholm and the FACEIT Major, the 20-year-old helping North to win the former event with the squad beat big teams such as Natus Vincere and Danish rivals Astralis, as niko managed an impressive 1.17 rating in the Swedish capital.

As part of the shuffle, mertz has in turn been signed by Heroic, the 19-year-old being a part of the roster since early August.

niko helped North win DreamHack Masters Stockholm

niko's move to OpTic has previously been reported by HLTV.org and DBLTAP and comes after the 20-year-old left North, who instead brought in Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade, who had been loaned out to the GreenWall troops after his stay in the now-defunct North Academy.

With gade going to North and niko joining the roster, OpTic now has the following lineup:

Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke
Denmark Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen
Denmark René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg
Denmark Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
818
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1267
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1017
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1232
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ok
2018-09-28 11:14
EXPECTED
2018-09-28 11:15
#38
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Netherlands @Deji
Oh no shakeeh is back boys
2018-09-28 11:39
Who?
2018-09-28 15:11
#60
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Netherlands @Deji
You
2018-09-28 15:43
Who?
2018-09-28 16:21
isn't shakeeh best friend of the dupreeh chaser girl ?
2018-09-28 17:49
May he is this girl 🤨 who knows 🤔🤔🤔 Niko unluko btw.. flippin him like sneakers here there here there
2018-09-28 18:34
wtf really ? i am scared maybe she is a pedo ?
2018-09-28 18:34
But .. but dupreeh is 18+ 🙄
2018-09-28 18:35
i thought she is not dupreeh chaser anymore
2018-09-28 18:44
HOW WILL FAZE SURVIVE!?
2018-09-28 11:16
-Snappi FFS
2018-09-28 11:49
Plz kick the k0nfig sh*t
2018-09-28 12:05
#2
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Denmark eXxE
oof
2018-09-28 11:14
ez4optic
2018-09-28 11:14
Nice change
2018-09-28 11:15
#5
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Denmark V1kss
Noice got for him
2018-09-28 11:15
#6
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Europe MrAllu
Kk
2018-09-28 11:15
OK
2018-09-28 11:15
#9
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Estonia VeTox
expected
2018-09-28 11:16
-cajunb +RUBINO and then I see this team doing stuff again
2018-09-28 11:16
snappi > cajun? omegalul
2018-09-28 11:19
snappi is igl... cajunb only contributes in pistol rounds. -cajunb +blameF
2018-09-28 11:20
His strats are fucking terrible
2018-09-28 12:39
Maybe, but who would do a better job as igl? Rubino? Fuck no.
2018-09-28 16:13
Hunden frags just as poorly as snappi but has better strats
2018-09-28 18:02
Kerrigan or MSL
2018-09-29 01:42
I agree, blamef is beast
2018-09-28 12:40
+1 agree
2018-09-28 14:11
Rip Faze
2018-09-28 11:16
North should have kept niko
2018-09-28 11:16
Agree niko > gade
2018-09-28 11:16
True
2018-09-28 11:17
#66
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Brazil SecondKS
niko 1/all K/D in north, the people: "hmm ok, good" Gade 2/all K/D in north, the people: " its horrible, he will out!, go home gade, u are bad, i kill you" Wtf logic?
2018-09-28 16:49
Expected
2018-09-28 11:16
nice
2018-09-28 11:16
#15
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Lithuania andy_
LOOOL, from faze to optic
2018-09-28 11:16
#20
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Belgium Chuckyyy
5/8
2018-09-28 11:16
#42
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Poland Unluko
Hahaha
2018-09-28 12:09
#55
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Malaysia byaIi
expected tbh
2018-09-28 14:24
Win for optic :)
2018-09-28 11:16
#21
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Ukraine kek1
+11
2018-09-28 11:16
unexpected this niko could eat the other niko and still have room for dessert
2018-09-28 11:17
No way niko would leave FaZe wtf
2018-09-28 11:18
#25
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Greece deST)
Expected like ''NiKo from FaZe to OpTic'' jokes.
2018-09-28 11:20
#28
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Malaysia Suno[t]
enhorista
2018-09-28 11:21
#30
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Greece deST)
Try to communicate in english next time
2018-09-28 11:23
#32
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Malaysia Suno[t]
feelsbadman why u so savage
2018-09-28 11:23
#27
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United Kingdom OneBinG_
I’d like to see MSL replace Snappi - not sure if its better for the team but itd be fun to see
2018-09-28 11:20
#31
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African Union DARUMAA
I dont think cajunb and konfig when to play with him
2018-09-28 11:23
#33
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United Kingdom OneBinG_
Ah thats true
2018-09-28 11:24
-cajunb+blameff
2018-09-28 11:23
omg what a sick move, now if you -snappi +karrigan and this could easily become a top 8 team, insane firepower, great awper, good support and really good igl, even now just with niko it should at least be top 15
2018-09-28 11:25
too many reshuffles in Denmark tier2-3 teams
2018-09-28 11:27
-snappi +karrigan or MSL
2018-09-28 11:32
k0nfig and cajun wont play with MSLUL again. maybe karrigan, but i think he will return to IGL role in faze
2018-09-28 11:36
i thougt that was refrezh xD
2018-09-28 12:07
RSFRRRSFSFHH
2018-09-28 12:40
#67
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Brazil SecondKS
Hahahahahahha lul
2018-09-28 16:52
lol optic is so much better than north now
2018-09-28 12:41
nice
2018-09-28 12:53
rip FaZe
2018-09-28 13:01
optic and north change a player every 3 weeks fucking hell
2018-09-28 13:03
The reason is to find a Way to get the teams in top 10, right they chance a lot, we have so many players in Denmark, Luxus problem 😂 uou Can TAKE VP,,, they have no polski prof players,,, and they are low skill right now.
2018-09-28 13:31
#50
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Indonesia Anez
mertz replace jugi , Yap another super danish team
2018-09-28 13:27
#52
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Germany BIG2020
on this pic he looks like troubley wtf.
2018-09-28 14:09
karrigan/msl instead of snappi and this team could become very good.
2018-09-28 14:15
Trash kid.
2018-09-28 14:36
shut up
2018-09-28 15:04
better than north
2018-09-28 14:40
hopefully karrigan replaces snappi
2018-09-28 15:48
#68
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Brazil SecondKS
+11111
2018-09-28 16:53
MSL to FaZe,karrigan instead of snappi in OpTic
2018-09-28 15:50
Yes, and Snappi back to Heroic. Acilion to Fragsters and Torben to Tricked.
2018-09-29 01:48
UPGRADE, nice
2018-09-28 16:34
Niko left FaZe for this
2018-09-28 18:09
and when is india lineup finally coming
2018-09-28 18:48
they have played several lans already, won them all too. dominate team in india
2018-09-29 00:16
and when will they be official lineup?
2018-09-29 18:07
they are the official lineup for india, i dont know what you dont understand. optic has several teams in several games from several diffrent countries. they have a international cs roster, indian cs roster, brazilian cs roster. have a american gears of war team, a mexican gears of war team. ect.
2018-09-29 20:03
Lul shakee-J- I watch ur steam profile yesterday xd
2018-09-28 21:00
Expected
2018-09-29 01:48
-k0nfig -cajunb +modii +e3stag optic=heroic omegaLUL
2018-09-30 06:49
Yeap let"s make old Heroic lul
2018-09-30 07:01
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