NiKo: "I hope that if the AUG is not nerfed enough that they try and destroy it completely"

We caught up with FaZe's Nikola "NiKo" Kovač in Montpellier, where the European team went out in 5-6th place following a quarter-final loss to G2.

FaZe came to the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals off of the back of a semi-final run at DreamHack Masters Dallas, where they were eliminated after a close two-map series against ENCE. In Montpellier, FaZe started out with victories over TYLOO and North, but a group stage winners bracket final loss to mousesports and quarter-final loss to G2 cut their run short.

NiKo says FaZe's Achilles heel is currently their map pool

HLTV.org talked to NiKo about the team's losses in the tournament to mousesports and G2, what FaZe will need to keep progressing and find a better version of the team moving forward—which includes working on the map pool and playing advantageous situations better—, and closed out the interview with Valve's AUG nerf the day after the Bosnian player started to use it on LAN matches.

You lost to mousesports, who have been really hot lately, and G2, who were maybe not as rated but made the final and are playing better than expected. Are you taking it hard or is that somewhat of a relief?

We're definitely not feeling good about losing to these teams, especially because of the expectations we had coming into this tournament. We had really good preparation and after winning the first game pretty convincingly, even if it was against TYLOO and they did a bit of a comeback, we felt good playing and the mood in the team was good. I felt like we were going to have a really deep run at this event.

Losing to mousesports didn't really matter to us a lot because we kind of gambled on the Vertigo pick since they hadn't played it. We had already secured playoffs, so losing to them wasn't as hard as people may think, because of karrigan and all that. It may mean something to him because he was the one removed from the team, I understand that, but losing to G2 was unacceptable, they've been playing better and better, as you said, but that was the worst we played since we brought NEO on, and maybe even since we had AdreN. This was one of the worst showings from us this year, I don't know what caused that result but it wasn't us playing and we were really disappointed losing to them. There's a lot of stuff we can take away from that match, so hopefully we'll improve from there.

You had been looking like you were finding your game. Maybe not back to the best version of FaZe, but it did appear as if you were moving forward. How do you feel with NEO on the team?

As you said, we kind of found our game, the way we want to play, the way everyone feels comfortable playing, but once we came to this event and lost to mousesports and G2 it didn't feel like we were playing that game. It feels good when we play practice, the way we approach the game, we're kind of on the same page when we play, but these two games at this particular event, it was just really off and I'm not sure what the reason for that is.

So you found how you want to play, what can you do to be able to solidify it?

The most important thing for us right now is to expand our map pool. There's one map we feel comfortable picking and that's Dust2, but on the rest of maps we're not comfortable. There are some maps we can play, but on most maps we're just not prepared enough. We're always forced to pick Dust2 because it's our best map, so we can never punish the other teams. Especially against G2, we were forced to pick our best map, which is also their best map, and that just felt wrong, especially when you go into it after having lost on Train.

I think our biggest problem now is the map pool because we can't outplay the opponents in the veto which already starts to hurt our confidence. That's the first thing we have to work on when we get home from this event. The other thing we really messed up at this event was losing way too many rounds with a man advantage, and that cost us the event at DreamHack Masters Dallas, as well, the losses to Liquid and ENCE, so those are the two key things to work on.

Cologne is up next, one of the bigger events on the calendar. How important is it to do good there for FaZe?

It's definitely the most important event of the season after Katowice, we're going to give everything. Our expectations aren't to win the event, I just hope that we play better CS than here and than in Dallas. I really believe that we can do some real damage against the best teams in the world: Liquid, Astralis, and even ENCE and Vitality now, as well. As I said, just find our game again, expand our map pool, and I believe we can beat any of these teams.

Let's close it out with the AUG. You started playing it and the next day it gets nerfed...

I've been playing the AUG since I got back from Dallas, so it's not exactly the first day I played it, but it was funny. I was watching something and all of a sudden I got some random tweets, and I was like, "did it really get nerfed as soon as I started playing it on the first day of the event?" I didn't know if I had to be happy about it or sad.

No, but really, I'm happy that they nerfed it. I don't know how good the nerf is because I haven't tried it yet since we played with the old patch here, but I hope that if it's not nerfed enough that they try and destroy it completely because that weapon is just not skilled. It feels wrong to watch people play with it. I don't know, I just don't like it at all and I hope they nerf it completely [laughs].

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#2
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Romania NwordPassMaker 
Faze dead team with neo, they should sell him and get a real IGL, also - niko
2019-06-23 15:18
#26
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Poland WARIAAAAT 
xD
2019-06-23 15:21
xD
2019-06-23 16:09
#119
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
2019-06-23 16:50
Cant handle the truth, oh Im sorry men)))
2019-06-24 07:59
And fnatic have to disband.
2019-06-23 17:49
Fnatic literally the beat team rn
2019-06-24 07:58
#231
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
2019-06-24 11:22
Stop posting your self-portrait please. Its not safe
2019-06-24 12:07
xD
2019-06-23 23:36
#212
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Brazil igster 
make me a n-word pass!
2019-06-24 00:39
#213
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United States highlandyirr 
xD
2019-06-24 01:55
LUL NIKO caring about AUG
2019-06-23 15:16
trash player
2019-06-23 15:19
No bob , niko carrying with AK
2019-06-23 17:50
Niko is crying. Caz he can't learn new things. He is just excusing caz he cant spray aug properly. If niko wants skillful game, he has to use revolver not deagle. Or scout not awp. Show us the true skill. Lol. Low iq shitty players always complaining on new things.
2019-06-25 20:38
wtf is that id onrt undestond
2019-06-23 15:16
#5
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United States Vapr 
BASED
2019-06-23 15:17
#6
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Poland Lukovsky 
forever #2 wtf is that grammar in the title LMAO
2019-06-23 15:24
#52
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Europe 1220 
#6
2019-06-23 15:32
#56
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Poland Lukovsky 
I meant Niko
2019-06-23 15:34
Awful weapon
2019-06-23 15:17
#8
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Romania NwordPassMaker 
Second on phone mom get the camera Cry is free btw
2019-06-23 15:17
#8
2019-06-23 15:19
Check #2, still pretty bad, but atleast on phone
2019-06-23 15:20
+1
2019-06-23 15:17
#10
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Bulgaria R34 
Niko bullying aug again
2019-06-23 15:17
NiKo needs to stop crying and maybe they'd have chance to achieve something again
2019-06-23 15:17
+1
2019-06-23 15:24
-1
2019-06-23 15:45
#136
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China Rynaki 
+1
2019-06-23 17:42
Nt augce
2019-06-26 11:03
Crybaby
2019-06-23 15:18
haahahahahah
2019-06-23 15:18
nerfing guns until we only get 6 useful weapons in the game then we complain about lack of weapon variety smileyface
2019-06-23 15:19
who ever complained about weapon variety? shroud? LUL
2019-06-23 15:28
Probably reddit
2019-06-23 15:30
and more reddit
2019-06-23 17:59
I think he's making a reference to 1.6
2019-06-23 15:31
brings back complaints from 1.6 to justify broken aug meta, ok.
2019-06-23 15:34
what
2019-06-23 18:57
Stop crying Niko jeez
2019-06-23 15:19
It's not "stronger" but is better to open pixels and have long range shots. Maybe they could increase the price to 3700 or more
2019-06-23 15:20
Yes, never want to see that gun again in competitive CS. I mean just look at how many CT rounds are won now every map
2019-06-23 15:21
#28
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Sweden Trkmag 
Only read the headline so far but fully agree with NiKo, it removes so much skill from the game so just ultranerf it
2019-06-23 15:21
+1
2019-06-23 15:24
#124
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United States Leapoz 
i think they need to make it so that there ARE downsides. if they make it so that it is a great tool in certain situations but also detrimental to your success in other situations, I wont be as upset about how easy it is to use.
2019-06-23 17:03
It's so fucking true. My friend who wasn't that good not gonna lie (at the time he was pretty bad now he's good) legit had like 30-40 bombs for a whole 1 or 2 weeks just by playing AUG, he wasn't a good riffler he was an AWPer kind of guy and suddenly he plays AUG and that happened lmao
2019-06-23 18:01
#162
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Sweden Trkmag 
Yeah I feel the same, I’m not very good either (global/faceit lvl 5) but with AUG I can beat much better players because it nullfies the skill gap, it’s unfair
2019-06-23 18:24
The scoping-part makes it really unacceptable since the skill of CS:GO is indistinguishable from real skill. Watching skilled people play with the AK and deagle is a fucking treat because it shows how far you can go on raw aim. With the AUG it nullifies the skill needed in an extreme way. It's sad.
2019-06-23 20:20
#29
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
"We had already secured playoffs, so losing to [mousesports] wasn't as hard as people may think because of karrigan and all that. It may mean something to him because he was the one removed from the team" Somebody stop this guy from doing interviews already
2019-06-23 15:22
I hope they will face again next event and again ChoKo loses axaxaxa
2019-06-23 15:26
#54
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
Ikr seems such an unprofessional statement
2019-06-23 15:33
This just shows that ChoKo doesn't give a shit about actually winning. All he cares about is parties and alcohol. This is exactly why this ego boy will never become the best player.
2019-06-23 15:51
that's called enjoying life
2019-06-23 15:58
ok then choko
2019-06-23 16:03
#129
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Brazil yalamix 
Well then, he should go enjoy his life instead playing cs and crying about losing in every interview.
2019-06-23 17:24
#102
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
3 years top 3 in a row while partying and alchoholing in his life ? Just further proves how good he is. S1mple probably has double the NiKo's ammount of hrs on CS and isn't that much better than him...
2019-06-23 16:18
The relation between skill and hours is not linear. By that logic GTR would be by far the best player in the world right now.
2019-06-23 16:31
#112
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
Agreed but it's obvious s1mple spends way more time playing CS and practicing than NiKo. And regarding the comment bellow , s1mple ain't that much better than NiKo , he has hit a slump since NEO joined , but he was amazing for the entire year carrying FaZe with like 1.3 average rating...
2019-06-23 16:40
#130
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Brazil yalamix 
True
2019-06-23 17:24
GTR has had his downfall; all the current styles are from players such as Neo GTR F0rest and etc
2019-06-24 00:21
Also s1mple is considerably better than choko right now
2019-06-23 16:31
#224
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Australia slozbloke 
youre the biggest loser ever if u think 'partying and alcoholing' will affect game performance
2019-06-24 07:59
#236
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
And where have I said it does ?
2019-06-24 18:32
#225
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North America Sluttysally 
"S1mple probably has double the NiKo's ammount of hrs on CS and isn't that much better than him..." --> Had this been an academic argument (or any logical argument, thus not HLTV), you would have flunked bad. You're simply pulling a fact out of your behind and using that as an argument. Lelele
2019-06-24 09:24
#163
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Sweden Trkmag 
Stop with your shitty baits, NiKo is sick af
2019-06-23 18:25
#30
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Other Phinks 
Lul
2019-06-23 15:22
Lol what a dick.. No excuse pls
2019-06-23 15:23
If they destroy AUG liquid gonna have tough time xD
2019-06-23 15:24
like Astralis after smoke fixes XDDDD
2019-06-23 15:27
XDDDD
2019-06-23 16:52
Haha true xD I'm sure they'll come back tho
2019-06-23 20:12
Sorry if it triggered you was not intention just a fact or at least weaken them big time even you can see that
2019-06-23 20:13
They are Augquid
2019-06-24 00:22
EliGE will be rekted , if they nerf SG553 too
2019-06-24 03:51
Imagine Being a Valve csgo developer and relying on such pros to know what game needs or how to balance it. (As they Need it, even Valve listens* unlike as many think they dont). I feel for them (for the devs).. The csgo scene is a shit-fest
2019-06-23 15:29
Yes? The devs don't play the game for a living, they aren't experienced in that regard as much as pros lmao
2019-06-23 18:05
Why wouldn't they listen though? CS became the biggest FPS franchise simply because it allowed people to excel at aiming and making a living out of it. Adding a weapon like the AUG certainly diminishes the skill gap of people like s1mple, NiKo, twistzzz to average players like Olof, EliGe and even to a very big extent the bad pros like GTR and Edward. There is absolutely no reason to have a weapon as powerful as the AUG and delete the skill gap of real star players and average/bad players. That was (and is) still a very big selling point of this game.
2019-06-23 20:26
I agree with most of your statement but i feel that valve doesnt make alot money by selling this game. but by selling keys and trade skins on market. idk if im wrong
2019-06-24 10:03
#43
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Italy J1reN 
Surely the AUG is unskilled gun. Every shit bot started to play good with AUG. Pros game got shit... the ct sided team always win. The aim of t side is to get more than 5 rounds instead of thinking of win. AK/m4 is the most balanced meta CT camp so they can kill AK. But with AUG its too hard to kill AUG player holding angels..unless u give him instand headshot...still y will be damaged so hard
2019-06-23 15:29
#70
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2019-06-23 15:47
I don't know what's worse... his grammar or FaZe performance lately
2019-06-23 15:29
Honestly i read it several times and i dont understand him. Wtf does he even mean? Like imagine Being Valve dev and having to understand these pros. Yeah..
2019-06-23 15:36
#131
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-06-23 17:25
Dude wtf, you had chance to ask about NEO's future in the team and you didn't?
2019-06-23 15:29
Wait 2 days
2019-06-23 15:34
Best thing I've heard him say, Get rid of AUG/SG it's a blight on competitive gameplay plus it's pure shit for spectators, nothing show cases skill than the traditional AK/M4/S
2019-06-23 15:30
Nice title lol.
2019-06-23 15:30
#50
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Europe Skraj 
"Our expectations aren't to win the event, I just hope that we play better CS than here and than in Dallas." Lmao wtf, only esport players can get away with saying shit like that
2019-06-23 15:31
that's why they are playing like shit, no ambition to win , just want to make that op 3-4th and they feel acomplished
2019-06-23 16:07
#51
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France J0riS 
So everytime pros discover that a weapon is not that bad it should be nerfed/Made useless ? That makes no sense
2019-06-23 15:32
No. But when a weapon takes what made CS big (the skill part of aiming) and just deletes the gap between awesome players (NiKo, S1mple, twistszzz) to bad players (GTR, and so forth) it needs to be revised. In the long run CS has absolutely nothing to win in adding a scoped weapon that diminishes the aiming skill. Nothing. Surely you can't be this delusional?
2019-06-23 20:31
#60
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
noob gun don't @me
2019-06-23 15:37
I have same opinion about the AUG,its shouldn't be on this game,its not CoD its fucking CS.
2019-06-23 15:37
I was dont know this details
2019-06-23 15:37
#63
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Poland @skaddycsgo 
Ez for NiKo 'Nikola' Nikovač
2019-06-23 15:38
#64
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
mad cuz cant aug
2019-06-23 15:41
Rip AUG
2019-06-23 15:42
Go with the flow and use AUG till it is relevant, don't you think?
2019-06-23 15:45
dude is so fucking salty about the AUG, been crying for months because he can't adapt and his team doesn't do jackshit. Brilliant
2019-06-23 15:45
#72
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Sweden Trkmag 
Wdym can’t adapt, he’s the most skilled aimer in the world, of course he can use a gun that even gold novas master easily
2019-06-23 15:48
#69
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Sweden Golden_shower 
respect tyloo
2019-06-23 15:46
God niko, too good for aug
2019-06-23 15:47
#73
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Israel BingoBango 
Hypocrite
2019-06-23 15:48
First time I agree with ChoKo (about aug).
2019-06-23 15:49
+100500, get rid of the nooby COD gun for 10year old kids :D
2019-06-23 15:50
#77
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Korea XigNw0w 
+1 NiKo
2019-06-23 15:51
Is looks so mad cause they lost against G2, but G2 worked hard to get some good results
2019-06-23 15:54
This pro knows his shit and not shy to put kids in the corner by saying this: "because that weapon (AUG) is just not skilled." (c) NiKo That gun is for 10 year old kids playing stupid online cod, battlefild, pubg etc........ keep it away from CS for serious people who only consider CS GO as the best online competitive shooter :) Lets see how many kids get upset... haha
2019-06-23 15:54
But doesnt the aug expand the tactical variaties? I dont play it but i can understand why some teams or players prefer to use cuz it gives em more options. Niko is just a bad igl and doesnt know how to handle the new meta.
2019-06-23 16:02
Point of NiKo from his previous tweets was more like this gun is the opposite of tactical, you zoom, hold your corner and you do have an advantage and usually an easier kill (even niko says that, s1mple once mentioned that as well), it ruins the tactical aspect of terrorists as you always see 2-3 kill spraydowns going in favor of a ct player holding his spot while zoomed with an AUG, so no matter what tactics terrorists run, the chances of CTs wining the round having an AUG is these days more possible than back in the day. Niko is not the only one complaining bout it, most pros are not okay with the AUG in this game, they are just not voicing their opinion as loud as niko did, but maybe this will now change :D
2019-06-23 16:11
"But doesnt the aug expand the tactical variaties?" No It doesn't?AUG can not be countered with a good utillity usage even as close as much as the normal rifle like an M4 or a scoped AWP. "Niko is just a bad igl and doesnt know how to handle the new meta." I don't know If he is a good IGl or not and I won;t even try to find out that considering It's a very complicated theme considering FaZe already sucked for a while now even when he wasn;t leading them and nobody really knows to effecctively counters AUG, It's not just NiKo, he is just a bit louder about the problem that is definetly existing...
2019-06-23 18:20
It gets nerfed, what he wanted from the beginning when the aug got buffed and hes still crying about it. How about u try to git gud with it.
2019-06-23 16:00
Bcz It still awards bad players and bcz nerf haven't changed at all the whole reason why everyone was complaining about AUG at the 1st place?It's almost same retarded cod gun that It used to be while there is still almost no way to counter him when even an average player just holds the angle properly from a bit longer range.
2019-06-23 18:14
"but I hope that if it's not nerfed enough that they try and destroy it completely because that weapon is just not skilled." Looking like the Oil Lamp people complaining about the electricity ones. Adapt and git gud son.
2019-06-23 16:00
Xaxaxaxa mad
2019-06-23 16:01
Oh NiKo NiKo...
2019-06-23 16:01
He is so salty rofl. Doesnt even realize how fucking shit his team is. Guardian, Olof, Rain, Neo. Do we have 2015 or what?
2019-06-23 16:02
#88
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Europe Vallon3 
Incredibly salty, forever tilted.
2019-06-23 16:04
xd
2019-06-23 16:05
Rich, coming from the guy who decided that he and his team wouldn't play it at all during the most prestigious tournament of the year.
2019-06-23 16:06
It shouldn't be made useless but it should be made balanced that I think this latest patch hopefully makes it so teams still pick it up but more for specific spots and maybe 1-2 players max. Mirage ticket booth, train for guys sitting on the other side of the train yards, outdoors on Nuke, places like that. The problem is that AUG is now the go-to weapon for CT side for pretty much any situation which made maps overly CT sided as it's so easy to hold angles on medium-long range with AUG that it's most of the time impossible with human reaction time to answer back and typically it's perhaps the 3rd player that gets the chance to answer it back and it's currently necessary to smoke or flash every corner you cross because of AUG or you will be at disadvantage. But then it's powerful up-close too. Just making it more expensier is the worst change as it doesn't change the meta tactics balance of the game which the overly strong AUG ruins. M4 should be better at flanking situations (closer ranges) and retakes than AUG at least. Again I don't want to see AUG not used at all but I don't want it to be regularly 4 AUGs picked up either, when teams start thinking of it as the awp meta with certain players using it for certain spots, then it's balanced.
2019-06-23 16:17
+111111
2019-06-23 18:46
#92
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Slovakia Ferecek 
The map pool part is so true, it's just horrible rn. But what I don't understand is, that when YnK came to the team, he prided himself in interviews with the fact that they are capable of playing all the maps, which was actually true. But I understand that Neo's aadition can have a short term negative effect and I hope that they will solve it quickly
2019-06-23 16:07
#94
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United States Raptorial 
Cry is free
2019-06-23 16:08
#97
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Always considered you an average player with vanity enough commonly mistaken with stardust. Thanks confirmation!
2019-06-23 16:10
rip english
2019-06-23 19:08
#204
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
??? Agree! Should be hard for someone like you... Try books without drawings kid.
2019-06-23 21:32
#98
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United States DervGuy 
Why do the pros think the game revolves around them? There are hundreds of thousands of normal people who play the game who may/may not enjoy the weapon changes? I like NiKo and pro CS just as much as anyone else on this site, but the pros need to realize these changes are NOT for the sole purpose of affecting pro play, at least I think.
2019-06-23 16:11
"Why do the pros think the game revolves around them? There are hundreds of thousands of normal people who play the game who may/may not enjoy the weapon changes?" Maybe bcz they might know the game a bit better than most other players and with that might know what kind of a bad impact weapon such as AUG can have? "but the pros need to realize these changes are NOT for the sole purpose of affecting pro play, at least I think." There are multiple examples how AUG ruined PRO, on T side especially, ppl are also having every day less and less fun watching PRO Cs bcz of that stupid cod gun designed for bots, If you think that it's ok If there is a gun that allows bot to completely eliminate a decent player than it's just your own problem.
2019-06-23 18:09
I'm not taking about pro CS, I'm talking about the people in normal mm. I completely agree with NiKo regarding the Pro CS aspect.
2019-06-23 18:19
"Why do the pros think the game revolves around them? There are hundreds of thousands of normal people who play the game who may/may not enjoy the weapon changes?" "I like NiKo and pro CS just as much as anyone else on this site, but the pros need to realize these changes are NOT for the sole purpose of affecting pro play, at least I think." And then you say this: "I completely agree with NiKo regarding the Pro CS aspect." Wait what?You first said that he shouldn't complain about the retarded gun but now you say me that you agree with him?AUG is bad both for a PRO cs and the Casual, it's retarded as playing the AWP in a deathmatch.I played him to but I would remove him from the deathmatch but who cares that much about dm anyway...
2019-06-23 18:25
I never said he shouldn't complain, I'm just saying he's taking he's complaining to a completely crazy level. Like destroy the gun? Normal players like the gun, and the devs have to cater to those people as well. I don't like the gun personally, but we have to look at the CS community as a whole. That's just my thoughts though, there are many different ways to look at it ofc. Agree to disagree.
2019-06-23 18:27
But u could still play an M4 and he probably still didn't mean to completely destroy the gun completely, he is probably just mad that nobody is doing shit about such a retarded gun.
2019-06-23 18:28
Fair point.
2019-06-23 18:29
Noob player with an aug Not gonna even be in a top10 this year
2019-06-23 16:18
#104
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Slovakia JamesFox66 
so nobody will mention that they have super poor map pool? d2 and thats it :D
2019-06-23 16:23
#107
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Germany maxwe11 
noob gun dont@me
2019-06-23 16:32
AUG sucks
2019-06-23 16:36
faze cry faze noobs
2019-06-23 16:37
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2019-06-23 16:39
#111
shox | 
India iejesus 
true but stop crying so much lmao
2019-06-23 16:40
Or maybe you stop being silent pussy that is allowing AUG to ruin both competitive and casual CS overall, it's retarded weapon that needs some significant changes and just bcz you are a silent pussy that is willing to sit and watch how AUG ruins PRO CS doesn't mean that everyone else is.
2019-06-23 18:04
i have to agree. competitive cs is on a huge downfall with vertigo and aug.
2019-06-23 16:42
aug and sg suck for competitive play, fax. you just zoom in like a bitch ant thats it. this is not cod, this is cs, period
2019-06-23 16:43
AUG is far worse than SG, It allows CTs to just sit in the corner while pushing with an SG is far from an easy task, It;s very situational, AK is overall the msot versatile weapon on the T side, SG is a big risk for Ts, especially If they already have one AWP next to that SG...
2019-06-23 18:01
>ct finds sg gg
2019-06-23 18:31
Yeah, didn't even look at that, then It becomes even worse, imagine a decent player holding a B site on Cache with that cover where you can only see a head of a CT, I was asking my temmates a couple of times to go on B of Cache when I would manage to get an SG from Ts. xdddd
2019-06-23 18:34
i love to use it on t side because i like the first 5 shot recoil unscoped but if a competent ct finds one and uses it as a super aug, shit becomes unfun imo if they dropped the scope and did some other kind of small tweak to it that would be a lot better
2019-06-23 18:36
like if it had no scope but 35 bullets and one more reserve mag it could be really nice for spamming certain walls
2019-06-23 18:38
CS has been boring as fuck for T side. Train you need some sort of miracle to get 5 rounds on T side now because you have 5 scopes looking at every point
2019-06-23 16:44
Crying about a gun that was in the game all the time Stfu niko axxaxaxa
2019-06-23 16:46
Doesn't change the fact that It was always OP, the thing is that ppl now started playing AUg more often soo nobody even realize how retardedly good it is, NiKo is right and you haven't said shit, just bcz It was not used soo ppl haven't realized how broken it is doesn't mean that It's not broken and that it shouldn't get nerfed.
2019-06-23 17:59
Im talking about whole picture of crying about guns Other pros play with it and got used to it
2019-06-23 18:17
Still doesn't change the fact that It desrves some seriouss nerfs, If you want to stay quiet that's your own thing but don't expect ppl that are playing CS for their living to be quiet about a stupid gun such as AUG.
2019-06-23 18:21
#118
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Niko being choko. Imagine being salty because you don’t wanna to adapting to new meta. Simple opinion about aug and all of updates is way above that crying
2019-06-23 16:50
Cocky niko lul
2019-06-23 16:54
more like cocky karrigan. shit map pick by NEO. vertigo and train lmao
2019-06-23 16:57
As usual on CS people wants to nerf guns into oblivion, like a if a 3 guns only game (AWP, AK and M4) is a massive display of skill on today standards. I'm even starting to think that our community is just dumb, once there is some new variables on the game we just want to get rid them instead of learning and adapt. Keep it plain and simple, that should be our motto by now.
2019-06-23 16:59
Unfortunately that's the Valve way of balancing things, they will probably destroy the gun.
2019-06-23 17:05
Cry cry
2019-06-23 17:15
Wtf is this sentence?
2019-06-23 17:16
+1 lmao that they that if it try is
2019-06-23 17:23
xddddd if they this try that if this is that try
2019-06-23 19:50
He is just a crybaby that isnt willing to adapt to new things. Hope he never wins a major.
2019-06-23 17:26
”Ill hope ill stop crying in the future, but as we all know, thats never going to happen.”
2019-06-23 17:36
wtf is this interview?? basicly TLDR Cry is free
2019-06-23 17:38
Cry is free
2019-06-23 17:38
its not
2019-06-25 21:09
#137
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Denmark potatomato 
Destroy it like you destroyed Faze
2019-06-23 17:42
lmao
2019-06-25 21:09
#138
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China Rynaki 
NiKo's entire career is complaining about smokes and AUGs now. After kicking Karrigan, NiKo's calling was basically making his entire team play around him. Toxic and selfish player.
2019-06-23 17:47
Bcz complaining about things that are making game worse and are giving worse players advantage is such a toxic way of thinking.Nice...
2019-06-23 17:58
#182
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China Rynaki 
"Worse" is completely subjective. Nowhere does it say that the M4 and AK must be better than the AUG. Niko doesn't like it, some other players do. Instead of complaining, he could learn to adapt to play around it.
2019-06-23 19:34
It;s not subjective when msot of the PROs have a bad opinion about the gun, when ppl get more bored watching CTs playing with it and when worse players can outperform better players on T side, that has nothing to do with subjective way of thinking, gun overall made game less fun overall, It has nothing to do with AK and M4 meta, the problem with AUg is that It's too good, I don't care which weapon is the meta.NiKo is the one that is complaining the loudest but no decent player likes to fight AUG on T side, weapon is completely retarded.
2019-06-23 19:37
CS has become worse to watch since people started using AUG and SG
2019-06-23 17:49
Niko is such a crybaby hahaha
2019-06-23 18:18
sounds very mimimimimi. Expected from hin this guy is so lazy and always the fault of others. As S1mple said on twitter when you are a pro you have to accept every change. Not fucking excuses.
2019-06-23 18:22
whats a mimimimimi
2019-06-23 18:30
He meant that NiKo is a crybaby.
2019-06-24 02:03
#229
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Albania HLTV_God 
Not true, a sport shuld not have major changes. I hope you can agree we won't switch the football to a bowling ball?
2019-06-24 09:34
why did they nerf the aug :( i hope they dont nerf my favourite gun the sg553
2019-06-23 19:04
#228
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Albania HLTV_God 
They won't, it's not op on the t side
2019-06-24 09:33
Good
2019-06-23 19:19
Shit loser. The gun was and always has been 3,3k and nobody just picked it up. Your own fucking fault arrogant idiot
2019-06-23 19:39
+1
2019-06-23 21:22
+1
2019-06-24 01:57
#227
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Albania HLTV_God 
Pros didn't use it, it was a unwritten rule so it was not a problem
2019-06-24 09:32
Who is Niko? Was he that guy that was good 2 years ago?
2019-06-23 19:52
i hope that they were that he is itself myself actually aproximatelly aug nerf destorying wtfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff i dont understand the title
2019-06-23 20:00
#188
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Peru AgentLF 
Mad
2019-06-23 20:03
feelsbadman for Niko
2019-06-23 20:04
What a cry b1tch he is lmao And trying to look good after getting destroyed by bot karrigan and his recently formed team
2019-06-23 20:21
is this guy retarded first he used it then he says its noob weapon then it gets nerfed and he is sad
2019-06-23 20:26
read again
2019-06-23 21:33
Fuck 3-gun meta
2019-06-23 20:35
Destroy lul
2019-06-23 21:27
Niko is so shit player and has IQ of a 1yo kid if he thinks Aug is op... Just stfu and learn to play fucking noob
2019-06-23 21:50
#216
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United States highlandyirr 
it was and might still be dumbass
2019-06-24 01:58
+1
2019-06-24 01:57
#226
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Albania HLTV_God 
So almost all players got used to learn a new gun after using another one for 5-10k hours bc it's as good as a m4?
2019-06-24 09:31
Aug was always good even before changes...
2019-06-24 23:30
#238
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Albania HLTV_God 
Yes but pro players just like everyone else didn't use it. It's been called a noob gun since 1.6 bc it's op
2019-06-25 06:31
Not really op, ak can easily rekt aug
2019-06-25 21:05
#241
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Albania HLTV_God 
Ofc Aug is only op when holding corners long range, and multispraying
2019-06-25 21:08
NIKO you don't even use it, stfu.
2019-06-23 21:58
#214
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United States highlandyirr 
lul no brain brit
2019-06-24 01:57
#220
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Bosnia and Herzegovina 8tyxBiH 
Tb to 2k17 and 18 when niko and s1mple were destroying as riflers ahhahahaha, then aug came so pros dont go to retirement shhh you fuckin kids who play cod and shit OG CS PLAYERS WILL NEVER LOVE AUG AND SG
2019-06-24 04:16
#221
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New Zealand is_love 
u mad bro
2019-06-24 04:38
If he'd been using it the last 6 months he wouldn't be saying this. He'd be saying it's fine and that others need to get used to it.
2019-06-24 16:08
Agree COD =\= CS
2019-06-24 16:14
#235
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Argentina MrNans 
Niko should stop posting crap on instagram and "flexin" and start training. He doesnt try anymore.
2019-06-24 16:41
I agree aug is so op, even now
2019-06-25 21:09
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