HLTV Confirmed guest profile: nexa

Yossarian
November 19th, 2018 18:17

Valiance's new rifler Nemanja "nexa" Isaković will be tonight's guest on HLTV Confirmed. Ahead of the show, we took a look at the 21-year-old talent's career so far.

After playing 1.6 casually for some years, the Serbian's first encounter with CS:GO came after his friend gifted him the game on Steam. He would later go on to state that it took only 10 hours in-game before he knew he would eventually become a pro player.

In the beginning of his career, nexa played in several smaller Serbian teams, but was quickly picked up by iNation, who scouted him out playing local LANs in 2015. The Serbian wasn't ready for the 'level of progression', though, and was cut from the team only a few months later, going on to form the team that would later become Guerilla Method.

With Imperial, nexa beat HellRaisers at StarSeries Season 6

nexa would impress in this team, as it attended the WESG 2016 EU Finals in Kiev, where the 21-year-old managed an impressive 1.38 rating over four maps in spite of being eliminated in groups. Against Virtus.pro, who were one of the top teams internationally at the time, he would reach a massive 1.58 rating, which prompted both fans and orgs to take an extra look at the then 19-year-old's skill.

After tenure in several Serbian mixes, including his former team iNation, nexa's next big leap forward came when he was picked up by Renegades with the help of his compatriot Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, who coached the squad.

The move meant a relocation from his native Serbia to the US, and also a role change: Renegades wanted nexa to in-game lead them, and he obliged. With the estrangement of living and breathing CS in the US - with little to no social life - and the pressures of calling an in an international top team, his tenure in the Australian squad didn't go over well.

nexa would mostly garner below-average-ratings and admitted that, even though IGL'ing often comes at the expense of fragging power, he was "making shitty calls anyway." At IEM Sydney 2017, Renegades would reach a total of zero T-sided wins against Chiefs and were eliminated in the Swiss group stage with a 1-3 record. The squad also bombed out of the PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier after losses to Dignitas, FlipSid3 and TYLOO. They would go on to reach top four at DreamHack Open Atlanta last year, but nexa was removed only days later, a decision he felt was "deserved".

nexa cites his English skills as a valuable to his career path

After his transcontinental adventure, nexa would go back to playing FPL and grind his way out of the slump, and was eventually approached by Asger "AcilioN" Larsen about making a team, which later became Imperial. The 21-year-old would continually impress alongside other FPL-stars like Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas and Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas, as the team went on to win Copenhagen Games in March and DreamHack Open Summer 2018 in June.

After a period in which Imperial underwent several changes, nexa and EspiranTo were picked up by Valiance earlier this month alongside Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo, who came from HAVU. So far, the side has been doing well, qualifying for both the closed qualifier for upcoming the Europe Minor and the WESG 2018 World Finals in China, but they have yet to prove themselves against bigger, internationally renowned squads.

The Serbian talent will be joining HLTV Confirmed tonight at 20:00. You can find our Twitch channel and watch the show live right here:

Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
516
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1036
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
420
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
NICE
2018-11-19 18:17
#6
Myanmar xdcc 
+1
2018-11-19 18:18
NEXA is biggest tier 1 player from Balkan
2018-11-19 18:19
#14
Myanmar xdcc 
niko definitely the best. then idk theres nexa, hunter, impulse, windigo guys, xellow etc.
2018-11-19 18:25
#17
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
> romania > balkans >facepalm
2018-11-19 18:36
Small region of Romania is a part of Balkan so I can see why someone would say it , but I do agree Romania isn't a part of Balkan.
2018-11-19 19:08
romania is part of balkan like Turkey is part of Balkan too
2018-11-19 19:17
#32
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Kappa
2018-11-19 19:50
#26
Myanmar xdcc 
ok, why romania part of 2nd balkan wars? checkmate atheists.
2018-11-19 19:22
#33
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
What if I'm Pastafarianist?
2018-11-19 20:19
#34
Myanmar xdcc 
wikipedia say: According to adherents, Pastafarianism is a "real, legitimate religion, as much as any other". you good man
2018-11-19 20:21
#36
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
So I haven't been check mated?
2018-11-19 20:22
#37
Myanmar xdcc 
no
2018-11-19 20:22
#38
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
Cool
2018-11-19 20:23
#12
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Good player!
2018-11-19 18:23
nice
2018-11-19 18:58
#2
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Germany zeolikk 
Why does he look like squidward
2018-11-19 18:18
xd
2018-11-19 18:59
nexa? more like pierogi
2018-11-19 18:18
#4
D0cC | 
Denmark retro95 
Exciting profile
2018-11-19 18:18
#5
Netherlands 072 
good for him
2018-11-19 18:18
#7
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Lithuania andy_ 
VALIANCE IS A JOKE
2018-11-19 18:19
#27
Myanmar xdcc 
where is nukkye? where is pounh? where is hadji? atleast I know where your tears.
2018-11-19 19:27
#28
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Lithuania andy_ 
huh
2018-11-19 19:28
#29
Myanmar xdcc 
most of your posts crying about valiance/imperial
2018-11-19 19:28
#30
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Lithuania andy_ 
so what
2018-11-19 19:30
#35
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
Let him cry, his parents won't listen to him, so he has to vent somewhere.
2018-11-19 20:22
#8
tabseN | 
United Kingdom Jim3110 
GOD
2018-11-19 18:19
#9
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
god
2018-11-19 18:19
hey no hate but do you plan on actually having good players on your podcast? like t1 players? guests seem a bit..meh
2018-11-19 18:22
Profile of matchfixing twats what the point
2018-11-19 18:24
#24
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Serbia aXilelele 
H O W M U C H O W M U C H
2018-11-19 19:12
#39
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
?much hoW
2018-11-19 20:24
Lul
2018-11-19 18:25
#18
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Germany h0lein 
welcome to HLTV buddy)
2018-11-19 18:38
nexa would raise eyebrows in this team OMG
2018-11-19 18:48
valiance will be tier1.Print
2018-11-19 18:49
aaaaaaaaajde nexa
2018-11-19 19:49
Cheater
2018-11-19 21:30
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