NiKo: "[coldzera?] There's nothing going on right now"

We got a hold of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač for a quick couple of comments about recent rumors, Håvard "rain" Nygaard's regrets of kicking Finn "karrigan" Andersen, and FaZe's first win at BLAST Pro Series against NRG.

FaZe have won their first match at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, defeating NRG 16-9 on Nuke to go 1-0 so far in the round robin, and we got the chance to talk to NiKo following the triumph.

"No pressure for this event," NiKo says

The Bosnian commented on theories linking Marcelo "coldzera" David with a move to FaZe, a recent interview with rain, and spoke to the team's improvements following their poor run at ESL One Cologne.

Some rumors have been going around that coldzera could be joining FaZe at some point and there has been history between you two and plans of joining forces before, can you comment on that?

No, it was just that I made a comment for fun on a picture on Instagram he posted, because we had been together in Belgrade when they came over for Janko's birthday and I just made a stupid comment for fun and people went crazy about it. There's nothing going on right now, we have the Major to play with NEO, so we're just focused on that and we will see what's going to happen.

rain said in an interview in Cologne for VP Esports that he regrets ever kicking karrigan, how does that reflect on NEO at the moment?

Obviously, we aren't having the results we want right now. But we also had bad results with Finn. But there's nothing we can do about it right now, it sucks that we aren't really clicking with NEO right now, but we're trying to figure it out. There are no regrets, we made that choice, we were very well aware of what we would lose by removing karrigan from the team and just have to live with it.

Speaking of results, now that you have beaten NRG in the first match, can you speak to what the improvements have been since Cologne?

I think it's way too early to talk about improvements, it's just a best-of-one that we have won. Yeah, we played a little bit better, but still, we have lost so many antiecos. Now we have less pressure on ourselves because this is just an event where we know that we can win because it's best-of-ones, obviously then there are best-of-threes, but if we play well in the best-of-ones then it can get our confidence back for best-of-threes, as well. We just have no pressure for this event, Cologne was the one that hurt us the most. It's way too early to talk about improvements, we're just going to go best-of-one by best-of-one and we will see.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
Kappa
2019-07-13 21:48
#2
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Sweden @Mikail_Bill 
Mibr = trash
2019-07-13 21:48
+111111111111111111111
2019-07-13 21:49
AHAHAHAHHAHA NiKo the team destroyer about to strike again by bringing in coldzera
2019-07-13 21:51
#36
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Coldzera inc
2019-07-13 21:58
no Aachen
2019-07-14 10:28
#42
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Netherlands CursedPirate 
-1
2019-07-13 22:03
#59
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
yeah sk is good but mibr has been weird for a long time
2019-07-13 22:40
m16r =/= SK
2019-07-13 23:11
#74
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
nah, I mean the period
2019-07-14 06:14
#75
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Denmark EggplantxD 
Damn, making period jokes? That’s low.
2019-07-14 07:08
#102
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North America GatorThePimp 
+1
2019-07-17 09:39
#3
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Estonia BRAZlL 
kappa
2019-07-13 21:49
Nice nick
2019-07-13 21:50
#16
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Estonia BRAZlL 
nice men))) your nickname is very good
2019-07-13 21:51
#34
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Brazil lortBR 
Nice Nick you guys have))))
2019-07-13 22:03
#8
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Sweden Unluko 
sure
2019-07-13 21:49
fck off
2019-07-15 08:42
nt fastest_guy_on_hltv
2019-07-13 21:53
Cry But he is lying
2019-07-13 22:53
sure
2019-07-13 21:49
4
2019-07-13 21:49
DEagleGod
2019-07-13 21:49
#9
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Netherlands Horizzon__ 
AHA
2019-07-13 21:50
#10
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Palestine Baitor69 
fuck my heart
2019-07-13 21:50
#31
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Morocco Rheat744 
nice flagbait
2019-07-13 21:55
#33
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Palestine Baitor69 
ty mens))))) 😎😎😎😎😎
2019-07-13 21:57
#11
shox | 
Turkey SiegHe1l 
oh
2019-07-13 21:50
That's a hard Kappa chief
2019-07-13 21:50
LOL!
2019-07-13 21:50
And thats good, coldzera isnt the right player.
2019-07-13 21:50
#20
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Palestine Baitor69 
flag checks out
2019-07-13 21:52
??? NEO should be removed, but coldzera isnt the right player.
2019-07-13 21:53
#29
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Palestine Baitor69 
ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.
2019-07-13 21:54
#54
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Finland Mirfic 
0/8
2019-07-13 22:32
#55
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Palestine Baitor69 
are you gay men)))
2019-07-13 22:33
#56
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Finland Mirfic 
no homo mens))))
2019-07-13 22:33
#57
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Palestine Baitor69 
oh ok then men))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) 😎👍😎👍😎👍😎👍😎👍😎👍
2019-07-13 22:34
#17
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Finland Polki 
Lol
2019-07-13 21:51
why tf u lyin
2019-07-13 21:52
No, he just is very smart and has more iq than 150, which makes him know that Baitzera is Washed up and Trash
2019-07-13 22:44
Lmfao
2019-07-14 13:42
key word, right now
2019-07-13 21:52
+1
2019-07-14 13:43
NiKo: "it sucks that we aren't really clicking with NEO right now" rain: "I regret it right now, we should never have kicked him" NiKo: "There are no regrets" Seems more like the team is not clicking with eachother, nothing to do with NEO.
2019-07-13 21:52
_D
2019-07-13 22:29
#60
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North America xAriana 
more like they don't know how to get back to their winning form so each one of them blame different things
2019-07-13 22:41
more or less what i meant
2019-07-14 10:48
FaZe is always denying roster changes, just like with AdreN or olof and GuardiaN lul
2019-07-13 21:52
Yeah, these interviewers are so retarded. Literally no single pro player has ever said "yes, this player is joining us" before an official announcement was made.
2019-07-14 02:31
#24
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Argentina Chief02 
wat
2019-07-13 21:53
narrator: FaZe coldzera after the major
2019-07-13 21:53
#27
NBK- | 
Czech Republic Kwido 
just as nothing was going on with adren
2019-07-13 21:53
sure thing NiKo we definitely believe you
2019-07-13 21:54
Kapp
2019-07-13 21:56
#35
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Russia n1ckuserrrrr 
coldzera WHO?
2019-07-13 21:58
"when they came over for Janko's birthday" nice
2019-07-13 21:58
"we had been together in Belgrade when they came over for Janko's birthday" Yeah, I'm not buying this, you can't fool me choko
2019-07-13 22:00
Coldzera always flying in for ynk birthday. Nothing suspect here.
2019-07-13 22:02
#40
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Kappa
2019-07-13 22:02
#41
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Canada thelegend27 
wtf same sexuality matrimony confirmed?!?!
2019-07-13 22:02
No one need baiter in team
2019-07-13 22:05
#44
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Major shufflesssssssssssss
2019-07-13 22:11
#45
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
sure m8
2019-07-13 22:12
Right after the major he'll join FaZe for sure
2019-07-13 22:12
#47
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
Faze coldzera confirmed
2019-07-13 22:13
#73
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Brazil SecondKS 
True
2019-07-14 05:18
cool story bro)
2019-07-13 22:18
#49
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
kick niko add coldzera
2019-07-13 22:21
sure nt
2019-07-13 22:25
#51
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Latvia tibr0 
NICE BAIT XDDDDDDDDDD
2019-07-13 22:25
#52
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
:thinking:
2019-07-13 22:28
#58
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
well obviously he won't say anything he doesn't want to ruin his team chemistry
2019-07-13 22:35
#62
Brazil FLXG 
cant even fucking lie
2019-07-13 22:51
#64
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Bullshit
2019-07-13 22:53
#65
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Poland bakusiell 
neo isnt that problem on that team, i think they need to work on that for like 2 months and we'll see if it was worth
2019-07-13 22:57
+1
2019-07-14 00:16
they have the right time to the major which is still like 1 month and half until they play in the legends stage, so there is time still :D
2019-07-14 10:50
"Not right now" - Neo benched confirmed!
2019-07-13 23:47
Funny how niko answers Faze clan's business like it's his own org
2019-07-14 00:25
Yeah lmao
2019-07-14 13:45
#71
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Japan ehegao 
Niko wants to kick NEO so badly
2019-07-14 00:44
Both FaZe and mibr are BAD. There is no reason to leave a bad team to join another bad team. There is not too many options for cold, but I hope he will find something better and won't waste his talent in FaZe.
2019-07-14 07:23
Yeah but what team? Astralis liquid mousesports navi furia nrg
2019-07-14 07:45
I'd like to see cold in Na`Vi tbh. Sounds hilarious and perhaps not too realistic, but would be interesting.
2019-07-14 09:16
Electronic and flamie can't speak english. Cold can't speak russian. No common language, u r not gonna kick electronic to get coldzera.
2019-07-14 13:46
#96
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
NaVi? Just like you said, there's no reason to leave a bad team to join another bad team
2019-07-15 12:55
Try harder bro. 0/8 so far.
2019-07-15 14:04
#99
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
??????? You said that Faze and Mibr are bad and cold should not join Faze and then says that you would like to see him in NaVi, that actually is worse than Faze. You just contradicted yourself
2019-07-16 16:13
0.05/8 just to motivate you to try harder.
2019-07-16 18:30
#103
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
Hahaha you're absolutely stupid, or just a NaVi fanboy
2019-07-18 03:34
0.001/8 You can do better.
2019-07-18 05:52
#106
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
Ok man, but unfortunately just 0/8 for you
2019-07-18 11:15
1/8
2019-07-18 12:08
#108
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
0.25/8
2019-07-18 12:36
0/8
2019-07-18 12:41
#110
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
0/8
2019-07-19 02:28
0/8
2019-07-19 03:56
#112
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
0/8
2019-07-19 14:43
0/8
2019-07-19 14:43
#114
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
0/8
2019-07-19 16:00
major after kick neo ım sure :D
2019-07-14 10:18
After Major they will kick Neo you are sure about that.
2019-07-14 10:28
yes
2019-07-14 10:56
nice i
2019-07-14 10:28
I don't know where cold can be, he needs so much support and baiting. Also I don't think it's IGL that FaZe struggles with, it's something else. Mentally they are handicapped. Karrigan said they stopped believing in his calls. Seems they actually stopped believing in them self also. Do this team even have a sports psychologist?
2019-07-14 12:28
Cold being baitzera is just a meme. Whenever he clutches, there is nobody to bait for him. He is skilled enough to be impactful without baiting but u know.. When someone is infamous for something (such as baiting in cold's case), it sticks with their name forever.
2019-07-14 13:49
The guy clutches everyteam and they call him baiter. LUL for this kids.
2019-07-16 18:37
#93
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Sweden stephy 
Yes
2019-07-14 18:41
#94
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Like any team would want coldzera lul Jk
2019-07-15 00:29
but i think faze won't pay for cold 600k$
2019-07-15 14:05
#105
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Portugal R1gs 
4sure Niko!! kk
2019-07-18 06:01
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