Rogue sign niko

Rogue have completed their roster with the addition of Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen, the North American organization have announced.

The 20-year-old Dane will take the place of fellow countrymen Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann, who had stepped into the lineup in December as a replacement for Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland.

niko spent just three months with OpTic before being replaced in the starting line-up by another Danish youngster, Ismail "refrezh" Ali. During this period, the team reached the semi-finals at StarSeries i-League CS:GO Season 6 and the final at cs_summit 3.

niko signs for Rogue

In Rogue, niko will be reunited with Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, with whom he shared a brief time in North while on loan, winning the team's second title of 2018 at DreamHack Masters Stockholm over Astralis.

The young entry-fragger will debut for Rogue this weekend in the second EM Sydney North American open qualifier, which will have two slots in the closed bracket up for grabs.

With niko's addition, the American-Danish team looks as follows:

United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
United States Hunter "SicK" Mims
United States Daniel "vice" Kim
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen

Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
kRYSTAL | 
Germany ttz2012 
Nice
2019-02-01 09:12
+1
2019-02-01 09:12
#6
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
D
2019-02-01 09:12
Expected
2019-02-01 09:13
Lmao why would he leave faze for this shit?
2019-02-01 09:39
xD
2019-02-01 10:15
Niko left faze for this
2019-02-01 15:48
#121
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Spain N0Love 
Goodmemesneverdie
2019-02-01 11:14
I wanted to post the same thing :)
2019-02-01 12:09
MonkaS
2019-02-02 20:33
It’s monkaS you dumb
2019-02-03 04:27
No u
2019-02-14 21:02
#26
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
lol i read the headline and was thinking „nice“ 😇
2019-02-01 09:15
#65
 | 
Europe _EpiC_ 
budget niko
2019-02-01 09:46
#91
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
nice comment 👌🏻
2019-02-01 10:05
#114
shox | 
France DrKira 
Budget Niko is still a good player
2019-02-01 10:27
+1
2019-02-01 11:27
#97
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
Yes
2019-02-01 10:09
#2
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
Ok
2019-02-01 09:12
Nice
2019-02-01 09:12
Nice
2019-02-01 09:13
#7
 | 
United States Tyler_Durden 
Ez top 3
2019-02-01 09:13
#8
NiKo | 
Austria metroGnome 
Jbaits
2019-02-01 09:13
#9
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Denmark QBE_ 
Sick
2019-02-01 09:13
#10
 | 
Austria ArmendZTC 
unexpected
2019-02-01 09:13
#181
 | 
United States JacobSick954 
af
2019-02-01 16:45
#11
 | 
Bulgaria YellowStR 
Fake niko
2019-02-01 09:13
faze niko
2019-02-01 09:13
#13
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United States Jrfaster 
HIKO ARE wait Niko. Lmao the casters are gonna die
2019-02-01 09:13
not as funny as you think
2019-02-01 09:36
#85
 | 
France remyos 
+1
2019-02-01 10:01
+999
2019-02-01 10:04
+999,99
2019-02-01 10:12
He's probably high as fuck
2019-02-01 10:23
#201
 | 
Canada Encry_pted 
+1
2019-02-01 17:40
#183
 | 
Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
+1
2019-02-01 16:48
When Rogue play against FaZe = big rip
2019-02-01 11:42
#164
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Austria ElGerda 
Nah, same thing with fnatic dennis and mouse denis few years ago.
2019-02-01 13:32
faze played heroic and niko changed his name in TheRealNiKo lol
2019-02-01 13:40
#174
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Argentina Fa7e07 
lmao
2019-02-01 15:26
Which one lmao
2019-02-01 16:02
#254
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Estonia sux3ss 
If its NiKo then its faze niko
2019-02-01 19:47
Bosnian Niko
2019-02-03 12:52
#14
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Czech Republic Rewask 
ok then, Rogue going fully danish soon?
2019-02-01 09:13
just like optic xd
2019-02-01 09:14
Not the best example :/
2019-02-01 09:37
totally best example
2019-02-01 10:12
hehe yeah of what not to do =)
2019-02-01 10:17
#187
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Russia GramDEL 
+1
2019-02-01 17:13
feel kinda bad for jugi and k0nfig, even though i don't like k0nfig for being extremely cocky, but he still deserves better and he is used to be a star player
2019-02-01 13:52
I'd rather feel bad for refrezh not being able to exploit his potential playing shit roles and cajunb being the best player in optic.
2019-02-01 14:37
refrezh actually deserves it the most
2019-02-01 16:49
#136
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Asia Degeni 
Slowly but surely MSL will work his benching magic
2019-02-01 11:57
lol
2019-02-03 18:40
-vice +cromen pls
2019-02-01 09:13
cromen deserves better
2019-02-01 09:15
#76
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Myanmar xdcc 
Lol even innocent left them
2019-02-01 09:52
This!
2019-02-01 10:21
+1
2019-02-01 11:41
+1
2019-02-01 11:44
#153
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Spain Crusher_ 
That could be a very nice adition honestly
2019-02-01 12:52
what?
2019-02-01 09:14
#18
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj 
Okay, expected though
2019-02-01 09:14
Rip Faze
2019-02-01 09:14
#86
 | 
Germany FaNoK 
nice b8 m8
2019-02-01 10:02
ns
2019-02-01 09:14
#21
loli | 
Russia AnimeTrap 
Somebody tell 'em asap they got the wrong NiKo
2019-02-01 09:14
#22
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Has he become fat?
2019-02-01 09:14
#28
 | 
United States Tyler_Durden 
He always was
2019-02-01 09:17
#39
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
2019-02-01 09:21
#44
 | 
United States Tyler_Durden 
I'm about niko, not Niko Xdd
2019-02-01 09:25
#45
 | 
Russia trinarr 
0/8 xD
2019-02-01 09:26
#43
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Not this much tho. Like in this rogue tshirt
2019-02-01 09:24
#112
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Why do you write that ? are you such a little boy who swines others on the net ,,, because you can hide behind a screen ,,, small children should not be here, you bring nothing good here ,,,, i think you yourself have become teased, and then you throw the shit further because you couldn't tell yourself,,,,you would even be where NIKO is now, but you are not something no one knows you, you are not a big name, you still live at home and get food from your mother, come back when you have an adult.
2019-02-01 10:26
#113
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Wtf?! I just asked lmao
2019-02-01 10:27
#115
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
why do you ask ? tell me.
2019-02-01 10:29
#116
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
The reason why everyone is on hltv. Jobless. Duh?
2019-02-01 10:29
#261
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Pathetic.
2019-02-02 05:13
#117
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
Reported
2019-02-01 10:36
Is this copypasta? This is great either way :-)
2019-02-01 11:30
#128
OCEAN | 
United States thizzl 
It's ok to be fat :)
2019-02-01 11:38
#246
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
danish toxicity
2019-02-01 18:16
Don't do fat shaming
2019-02-01 12:24
#24
 | 
Argentina trackssZZZ 
niko left faze for this wtf
2019-02-01 09:15
#29
 | 
United States Tyler_Durden 
R u fak u?
2019-02-01 09:17
#53
 | 
India stiwa5k 
Nt nikom
2019-02-01 09:32
#108
 | 
Argentina trackssZZZ 
shhhhhh
2019-02-01 10:24
#30
 | 
Ukraine Haxrein 
Budget niko
2019-02-01 09:17
#31
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
ezaf
2019-02-01 09:17
#32
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Canada YankeeM 
Rip FaZe. Why the fuck player like Niko would leeave FaZe? Rogue probably pays more.
2019-02-01 09:18
+1
2019-02-01 09:19
#87
 | 
Germany FaNoK 
nice b8 m8
2019-02-01 10:02
#33
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ok
2019-02-01 09:19
niko left faze for this wtf
2019-02-01 09:19
#38
 | 
Finland Vkims 
0/8
2019-02-01 09:21
+1 wtf
2019-02-01 09:24
#78
 | 
India Tritium 
+1 :v
2019-02-01 09:53
#173
 | 
Russia illuminosity 
haha +100
2019-02-01 14:47
#36
NAF | 
India Godspeed93 
One of the most basic lineups in terms of names - niko, hiko, sick, vice and msl
2019-02-01 09:20
#109
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
lol
2019-02-01 10:24
MSL TEAM DESTROYER
2019-02-01 09:21
#40
 | 
United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
expected by Danish team Rouge
2019-02-01 09:23
#41
 | 
Denmark mrworldwide 
King is back
2019-02-01 09:24
#46
 | 
Luxembourg codygod 
expected
2019-02-01 09:27
#47
Estonia rYm 
USeLeSS team
2019-02-01 09:27
#48
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
Nice fake NiKo
2019-02-01 09:29
Rogue sign 120kg
2019-02-01 09:31
#50
 | 
Europe EnceOverrated 
leave faze for this wtf
2019-02-01 09:31
#51
nEGRo | 
South Africa NIGGGAA 
Finally saved from FaZe
2019-02-01 09:31
Rogue = Danish team soon?
2019-02-01 09:32
The whale has landed
2019-02-01 09:33
#168
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Brazil yalamix 
+1 OMEGALUL
2019-02-01 14:03
WOAH! REALLY IMPRESSED ROGUE TOP 5 INCOMIIIIIIING
2019-02-01 09:33
Niko left FaZe for this LOOL
2019-02-01 09:33
#57
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Korea ecsta_s1 
current Rogue ^^^^^ -Hiko -vice -SicK +valde
2019-02-01 09:34
#74
 | 
Myanmar xdcc 
-3 +1 hmmm
2019-02-01 09:50
#81
 | 
Korea ecsta_s1 
3 man Rogue > current rogue
2019-02-01 09:55
#58
 | 
United States KamaraD 
niko stay like: "Oh... F**K this light in my face!"
2019-02-01 09:35
#59
 | 
Netherlands itsm 
Hope to see this lineup in the future NiKo Hiko niko
2019-02-01 09:35
And dicko
2019-02-01 09:47
#69
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Netherlands itsm 
And Retardo Ez top 2
2019-02-01 09:47
hiko niko nico Niko STYKO HOUNGOUNGAGNE to coach
2019-02-01 10:03
i pick styko
2019-02-01 10:26
Ugliest team NA/EU?
2019-02-01 09:38
if you are truly looking for the ugliest team ever here hltv.org/team/6072/malefiq
2019-02-01 10:04
Fan of bdsm now ty
2019-02-01 16:13
np
2019-02-01 16:52
Fan of disabled LMFAO
2019-02-01 18:20
are you crazy!?!?!? im a fan of North, not disabled.
2019-02-01 19:03
who replace Niko on faze???
2019-02-01 09:43
Last night been thinking that this Optic roster is pretty much not working out, glad that Rogue signed Niko, this roster looks more solid now
2019-02-01 09:47
RIP FAZE
2019-02-01 09:47
#70
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Russia NOD777 
Top 3 player Top 99 team
2019-02-01 09:48
Who is next Valde?
2019-02-01 09:49
#72
Blue | 
Sweden face_baby 
nice
2019-02-01 09:49
#73
 | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Slightly better than tenzki
2019-02-01 09:49
rip faze
2019-02-01 09:50
Who is gonna be Faze's 5th then??
2019-02-01 09:53
#79
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Other VladimirLucas 
im glad faze got rid of this noob worst IGL ever
2019-02-01 09:53
#80
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Norway Nikki_96 
niko left faze for this?
2019-02-01 09:53
#82
Indonesia Elce 
This is why i don't like if there's any same nickname in pro player. Can this niko change the name into "FatNoob" or "UselessDick" or "NotGirlsFavorite"
2019-02-01 09:55
#92
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
maybe fatfuk
2019-02-01 10:05
nt Hansel ‘uselesspolski’ Ferdinand
2019-02-01 10:07
#110
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Russia illuminosity 
best polish player
2019-02-01 10:25
nice
2019-02-01 09:57
#84
 | 
Russia Sugawara 
nice
2019-02-01 10:01
Damn it, these fkin Danes coming in and taking our jobs, trump needs to build an air wall to stop the airplanes from crossing the border. First Optic, now Rogue smh my head tbh
2019-02-01 10:05
#bravadostoleryx’swelfarecheque
2019-02-01 10:08
#96
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
Niko + faze clan = tier 99999 Niko + rouge = tier 1 Now he can easily beat astralis
2019-02-01 10:08
ez bait gg hltv
2019-02-01 10:11
wtf faze down
2019-02-01 10:15
#104
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El Salvador OMEGALUL_xd 
niko hiko
2019-02-01 10:19
wtf
2019-02-01 10:21
niko still no major omegalul
2019-02-01 10:39
#119
 | 
United States EmperorTrump 
hiko and niko in the same team PogChamp
2019-02-01 10:54
lol he is like a cardboard box.
2019-02-01 10:56
#122
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
RIP FaZe
2019-02-01 11:20
Cool. Good luck to niko and Rouge!
2019-02-01 11:28
Clickbait
2019-02-01 11:32
nice gl
2019-02-01 11:37
way too good for this team
2019-02-01 11:49
wtf, unexpected af
2019-02-01 11:50
#135
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Other Phinks 
Lol. Tenzki. This guy disappeared then out of the blue joined rogue and is out already. Seems he is just a filler
2019-02-01 11:50
#139
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Germany QuaktheDuck 
sticky hicky hicky
2019-02-01 12:09
rank #3 player joining tier 7 team ok
2019-02-01 12:14
Hiko, niko, STYKO, RIKO, sico - THE DREAM TEAM.
2019-02-01 12:28
GL!
2019-02-01 12:26
#145
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
still bad team af
2019-02-01 12:27
Clickbait
2019-02-01 12:30
-someone +NiKo please.
2019-02-01 12:33
all got trolled
2019-02-01 12:38
only the dumb ones, not following the scene.
2019-02-01 13:19
#150
L.K.S | 
Brazil Exfm 
FaKe.niko
2019-02-01 12:40
#151
 | 
Sweden godname 
FAKE NIKO
2019-02-01 12:41
#152
400kg | 
Russia Artemk4 
BoombI4 Brother 0_o
2019-02-01 12:50
thats a good adition for this team gl
2019-02-01 12:55
ez 4 msl
2019-02-01 12:56
This could actually be a decent roster if they get their teamplay to work
2019-02-01 13:05
He's a good player but he, msl, and sick deserve better than hiko and vice
2019-02-01 13:07
#159
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Germany NiceC 
nice.. i hope hiko can get back to form aswell. sick and niko are very good players.
2019-02-01 13:21
RIP FAZE
2019-02-01 13:23
#163
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Israel Xpicyy 
wp
2019-02-01 13:29
#167
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
Rogue to become dane
2019-02-01 14:03
team_FAT
2019-02-01 14:07
Real Niko
2019-02-01 14:10
#172
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Sweden meistr0 
Good upgrade. Now: -Hiko +Tarik But obv Tarik will have good offers after major in NA & maybe EU.
2019-02-01 14:40
Tarik to SS obviously to enhance his Turkish roots.
2019-02-01 17:24
#243
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Sweden meistr0 
lol no. Only garbage left in SpaceS. Hopefully Maj3r goes back to French scene.
2019-02-01 17:56
#177
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Singapore FallBlade 
So who's gonna replace niko in FaZe?
2019-02-01 16:04
#179
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
Rogue gotta fill that Dane quota
2019-02-01 16:23
#180
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
good team
2019-02-01 16:35
#182
 | 
Ireland BLAPBLAP 
rip FaZe
2019-02-01 16:47
niko and hiko, what could go wrong
2019-02-01 16:51
WTF I THOUGHT REAL NIKO))
2019-02-01 17:43
#245
 | 
United Kingdom Lcheste3 
Expected
2019-02-01 18:11
#247
 | 
Poland sitarskee 
he better take care of his health if he wants to be a good player
2019-02-01 18:19
RIP Faze
2019-02-01 18:39
#251
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b 
rogue full danish roster soon xD
2019-02-01 19:25
Looks good!
2019-02-01 19:30
Awesome pick up
2019-02-01 19:53
nice lineup, experienced igl + 4 very good players
2019-02-01 21:03
thats what I xpected for this year nic bros
2019-02-01 21:06
#258
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Faze disband
2019-02-01 21:13
Hiko & Niko ez major
2019-02-01 21:15
Lol
2019-02-02 01:06
8/8
2019-02-02 20:32
LUL
2019-02-03 11:33
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