NiKo: "broky has been trialing with us for a week; we are convinced he is going to fit our team very well"

We caught up with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač at the OMEN Challenge in London to talk about the event, players from his region, but also FaZe's roster plans.

In our interview ahead of the start of the OMEN Challenge, a eight-player duel tournament with $50,000 up for grabs, we had the opportunity to sit down with NiKo.

FaZe are not interested in Aleksib, NiKo revealed

The Bosnian player talked about his experience playing alongside Janko "YNk" Paunović, Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, Marcelo "coldzera" David at a local LAN event, his relationship with the Brazilian player, and revealed that Helvijs "broky" Saukants will be playing for FaZe at two upcoming events.

Last week you were in Belgrade playing a local LAN with some of your former teammates, so tell me a bit about that experience and how it came to happen?

Yeah the tournament organizers came to us and asked if we wanted to play and have some fun and then I and Janko looked at our schedule and saw we had some free time for it to play. We talked to some guys we wanted to play with and obviously coldzera is living in Belgrade and is a close friend of ours so we asked him to play with us. kassad was also coming to Belgrade after the Berlin Major so he was able to play as well, and then we just got our friend for a fifth player. We just went there to have some fun and go back to a Serbian event for the first time in four or five years, so it was just nice to go there and meet some old friends and make the scene a bit bigger.

Back in the time when you were breaking out and even in 1.6, you were playing a lot of LANs, but now the young players don't get that much experience as it's mostly online, FPL and that's how they get into teams. Do you think the scene is worse off because there are not as many local LANs as before?

I think it is hard to say because back then you didn't have FACEIT or ESEA and you couldn't really practice as you can right now, but having some local LANs could help you improve more as a player and become more experienced. Even if you play local tournaments it's still a competition so you gain experience and always learn something from the LANs. I think the lack of the events in our scene is one of the reasons why it's not so big right now, but I feel it is growing with some Serbian teams coming up, like Maden is joining SMASH and now we have this BLUEJAYS team as well, obviously CR4ZY too, so yeah, I'm just happy our scene is growing a little bit.

Talking about the local scene, at the Major you lost to both kassad's team and also huNter's team, so that was probably a weird moment. In one way you would have wanted them both to succeed but you obviously didn't want to lose. What was that experience like for you personally?

Playing against kassad nowadays is kind of normal as we have been facing each other for some time now and it's always a tough game playing against them. I think the last few times we played against them it ended up 16-14 in either our favour or theirs, but playing against CR4ZY was something different and I'm just happy it wasn't the elimination game or the match to get to the playoffs because I wouldn't have been happy if we would've lost to them and got eliminated from the tournament. I'm obviously happy that they showed good results at the Major but it sucked for us that we went out in the groups.

Now with the CR4ZY guys' rise people often talk about the potential for a Serbian super team. In theory, aside from contracts and things like that, could a team like that work?

Obviously it could work and I would like to play in a Serbian team again as I haven't been in a Serbian team for about five years now and I would definitely love to play again. When we create a Serbian team it is different, we are more like brothers in that team and we get a lot closer than an international one, so I'd definitely love to, if it's possible at some point in my career, create a Serbian or Balkan team. I think it could work, but contracts nowadays are very hard to work with so I don't know how possible it is. It is same as GuardiaN, he wanted to play with STYKO and some other players. It is not a possibility right now but maybe it will be in the future.

nexa and huNter are in this situation now, nexa even said it publicly that he had six or seven offers, people want to sign them. You were in this situation before when you were leaving mousesports, a lot of people were probably interested. What advice would you give to them or any players like them that are in the situation they are right now?

I think it is hard to say from my point of view because I don't know if CR4ZY has reached their full potential, so it's unclear what will happen if they stay in this team and they don't make any changes, I don't know if they'll make the same run as they did in the Major, for example. I don't know if they can go further. But if they want to stay with the same team then they might have to make a change if they want to get to the very top. On the other side of it, even if they stay in CR4ZY they are in a good position to build the roster around nexa and hunter because they are the two stars on the team. Now they just need to decide which way they want to go, believe in it, and give it everything they've got.

Moving towards you as an individual, obviously this is a 1v1 tournament showcasing individual skill, and you have always been a player known for that but most recently you have had a dip in form. Tell me about having a slump, do you think it is normal to have at one point, do all players need to go through a slump at some moment?

Honestly, I never expected myself to play this badly as I did at the Major. I just thought that even if I have bad days or bad tournaments it will never be this bad, I think it was my worst event for the last three or four years. So as you said, I've been in a slump for I think three months now and I haven't been playing my game at all. I don't really know the reason but I'm going to try to get out of it and I'm going to work hard to not let it happen again.

What is your approach to individual practice?

I just play deathmatch, that's my only real practice I can 100% focus on. I like playing deathmatch and I think that's the only thing that makes me really consistent. I also play FPL from time to time but I don't feel like I get much out of it, so I just try to stick to deathmatch and practice against bots as well. There's not really any other ways to improve individually other than deathmatch and FPL. I mean, I didn't have problems like this for a long time, though, so I'm not sure if I have to start looking for other ways to improve or to get more consistent - I can't tell you much right now. (laughs)

A lot of players recently have placed a larger focus on getting fit, so does being physically fit make you a better player?

I think working out doesn't necessarily make you a better player, but a healthier player, which helps with focus and the way you play. I don't work out that much at home, but at every event, I always try to workout, go for a run or something like that as it can help you in many ways. There are a lot of players that don't see the benefits yet, but I have seen how it has helped me when I was losing weight and I just kept doing it even after I lost weight. I think it can definitely help any player to work out just a few times a week. You're not going to lose anything from working out, you can only gain from it, so I don't see why players aren't doing it... except that they are being lazy. (laughs)

In FaZe you've been in-game leading at certain points, and in mousesports before as well, but most recently you haven't been doing it. What is your take moving forward, are you open to going back to an IGL position if that is what the team needs?

If that's what is needed then I'm definitely open to going back to in-game leading because we don't even have a lot of options right now for an IGL. I mean there was one obvious choice in Aleksib, but we have asked around to see if he would fit our team and we basically decided he isn't the right fit for us so we will not be getting Aleksib nor have we even been close to talking to him about it. So all the rumors about getting Aleksib are not true. But yeah, I'm definitely open to being in-game leader again if that is what the team needs and if that is what the team believes will take us to the top again.

What are the plans for the roster moving forward? Do you know when you'll be able to finalize the team and have a set roster?

I can't really say much right now. All I can say is that people have seen us playing with broky. He's been trialing with us for a week and we are really happy with him and convinced he is going to fit our team very well. So we'll be using broky for ESL One New York and ESL Pro League, that's going to be his final trial to see how he performs on LAN and how he will be outside of the game because we've never met him. But we are really happy with him right now.

Other than that people have seen a lot of pictures with you and coldzera hanging out and stuff like that. There are rumors about GuardiaN leaving that haven't been confirmed yet, but tell me about your individual relationship with coldzera and what makes him someone you could potentially play with?

I don't know, ever since we met we have always fit together and especially now that he lives in Serbia very close to me. I talk to him and Janko and he's just a very close friend to us, that's why we are posting on social media together. We don't care if people think he is joining us or not because we are just super close friends and I think most people realize it. We both like to go out and have fun and stuff like that and that is why we fit together very well and one of the reasons we are so close.

What about on the side of CS, do you talk about CS and are your understandings and feelings about the game similar?

Definitely. We have been talking about CS every time at the events because every time we lose or they lose, we win or they win, we will still talk about everything on both our teams to try and find ways of improvement for our teams even though we aren't on the same roster. As I've said many times, I would like to play with him on a team and I don't know if it'll be possible but I hope it will at some point. I feel like we are on the same page when it comes to CS and even outside of CS, so it'd definitely be great to play with him.

Lastly, talking about this event, you're here playing against some of the best individual players in the world, there is prize money on the line but also bragging rights. What is your feeling about this event?

Every player is here to win and I think it is also good for confidence. Like it would definitely be nice for me to beat s1mple as he is the best player in the world right now, so I will not be happy to see him win if he wins in the final against me, but I will be happy for him if he wins the event against someone else. Like I said, every player is here to win the tournament. It's a nice event, a 1v1 event with good prize money, and we are all here to win.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
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Canada AFuckingLeaf 
First
2019-09-20 17:55
broky > coldzera
2019-09-20 17:56
Hey NiKo, RADNIKEY is much better than broky btw
2019-09-20 17:57
NiKo AleksiB coldzera s1mple broky EZ major
2019-09-21 01:37
That’s would be fucking insane
2019-09-22 07:21
Who?
2019-09-21 05:35
2019-09-20 18:06
+1 so fucking much ahahaha
2019-09-20 22:46
nt broky
2019-09-20 18:09
#160
Boombl4 | 
India VAMc 
Actually broky is cheaper than coldzera 😂
2019-09-20 20:13
Isnt he free?
2019-09-20 20:25
Yeah lol
2019-09-21 20:09
#8
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Netherlands Jonasio 
f5
2019-09-20 17:56
+1
2019-09-20 18:28
#13
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United States Frotha 
2019-09-20 17:56
#23
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Canada AFuckingLeaf 
+111111111111
2019-09-20 17:57
Thank god faze didnt sign this overrated BOT. Where is your evidence that he is so good? Where? He can't frag, and ENCE are the same without him which means they don't even miss him. How do you say he is 'so good'? Broky is a good addition and only dumb kids say 'who'? because when he starts rekting u will become his fan. NiKo will IGL in next events.
2019-09-20 18:26
Big nt
2019-09-20 18:27
0/8
2019-09-20 18:49
#120
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Singapore FallBlade 
flair checks out
2019-09-20 19:15
It has To be a bait Can t frag ? 1.06 rating Ence is the same without him ? They didn t even make it To the final at Moscow whereas they were always going To final with aleksi
2019-09-20 19:50
#152
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
LMAO wtf Did I just read ?
2019-09-20 20:07
#172
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
a post by a retard
2019-09-20 20:54
#179
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Bulgaria Playmak9r 
Now i understand why my finnish friend doesn't like norwegians
2019-09-20 21:15
He's fake flagger, no one here is this delusional and retarded. But then again, he's a Faze fan, so who really knows.
2019-09-24 15:27
#245
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Bulgaria Playmak9r 
You have a point, FaZe fans are usually handicapped so it's not a big suprise tbh
2019-09-27 19:59
#230
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South Africa KGMZ 
I stopped reading at "ENCE are the same without him"
2019-09-21 17:13
#2
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Pog
2019-09-20 17:55
#3
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Sweden fxzo 
Wut
2019-09-20 17:55
#5
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Malaysia ez4harimaumuda 
nice
2019-09-20 17:55
omg
2019-09-20 17:55
#9
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United States Nahtenojoh 
Pog
2019-09-20 17:56
Not even the official article is out yet
2019-09-20 17:56
wtf??
2019-09-20 17:56
BROKY??? WTF? FaZe just went from tier 2 to tier 3/4. What is wrong with FaZe? Why not just buy Coldzera/Aleksib???
2019-09-20 17:57
#37
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Brazil darkfirev 
Money???? Both bayouts are expensive.
2019-09-20 18:03
Aleksib is not that expensive. Also Coldzera will be cheap once hes desperate enough to get on a team.
2019-09-20 18:07
Players don't decide their buyout, the org does and is written in their contract. The buyouts only hinder players as not every team can get them or are willing to give so much money for them. Some players even refuse to renew their contract so that they are free agents and free. So that any team can pick them up. I bet coldzera would love to have a much lower buyout.
2019-09-20 18:23
They are still negotiating with coldzera, and I think chances are it is probably going to happen.
2019-09-20 18:06
Bro, read the article. Aleksib isn't a good fit for faze. We already saw what happened to faze by only buying stars without looking at the chemistry right?
2019-09-20 18:16
That's exactly why FaZe should get a young up-and-coming IGL who will bring a system instead of just another FPL star. Very poor choice by them in my opinion, i just don't see them achieving anything this way.
2019-09-20 18:35
#104
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Denmark Muamelele 
dont think they want an igl that plays a structured style like aleksi does thats y they said its not a good fit, even tho i think itd be a good addition
2019-09-20 18:48
I mean, I totally understand their reasoning, I just think that their reasoning is faulty. But hey, maybe there is an underlying thought that I just cannot comprehend yet.
2019-09-20 19:01
#119
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China capshy 
cannot counter strat getting shot in a face
2019-09-20 19:13
#178
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United Kingdom desolade 
"i get their reasoning but also their reasoning SUCKS" xD
2019-09-20 21:07
#108
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-09-20 18:51
#101
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Turkey Slapdash 
They didn't even talked to him. How did they even decide it wouldn't be a good flt?
2019-09-20 18:44
They are all geniuses, that's why. They don't even need to talk to him to know if he's a good fit lul.
2019-09-20 19:22
#139
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Turkey Slapdash 
Yeah, that makes sense. After seeing Ynk's coaching and Niko's igling i'm convinced they are geniuses after all
2019-09-20 19:51
#155
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
AHAHAHAHH LMAO wp
2019-09-20 20:08
why would they get AleksiB? they dont need another igl
2019-09-20 18:43
#175
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
name a good IGL they have right now, cuz Niko sure as shit isn't it.
2019-09-20 20:58
#14
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
rip faze
2019-09-20 17:56
Broky god
2019-09-20 17:56
+broky comfirmed
2019-09-20 17:57
#17
oBo | 
United States Plactus 
YES BROKY
2019-09-20 17:57
#19
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
holy shit
2019-09-20 17:57
Who is broky
2019-09-20 17:57
#21
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Brazil Luiz664 
rip coldzera
2019-09-20 17:57
#22
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
POGGERS
2019-09-20 17:57
#24
United Kingdom Alth 
Honestly the best thing FaZe can do is just kick NiKo, He has talent, but his attitude and outlook on the game overwhelm that talent. They NEED an IGL. Not a young star, not coldzera, and actual in game leader. Fucking criminal that Aleksib is ready to be bought out and they wont give him a look in. Just boot that egomaniac and build the team around Rain.
2019-09-20 17:58
#42
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Spain akproxx 
Actually true WTF
2019-09-20 18:06
#48
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Poland kvvach 
+1 and YNK is there only to suck nikos cock
2019-09-20 18:07
Braindead, niko is one of the most talented top 3 players in the world and u want him kicked, lol
2019-09-20 18:20
#118
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Germany neodyma 
this
2019-09-20 19:12
Read #168. I know he's a great player, but honestly I think FaZe would have more success removing him and getting a proper IGL, and building the team around the other players, because NiKo's ego is the main reason they barely even look at IGL's, because he thinks he can do it himself, which he absolutely cannot as history has shown.
2019-09-20 20:55
#87
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Asia streamer388 
Really?kick niko based on your feelings?its not his fault they can’t find a good IGL. Kick YNK yes. Good analyst bad coach. Guardian style of play is outdated. Jame is the modern style of awper. So -YNK -guardian +broky +cold & a good coach like kassad.
2019-09-20 18:30
It is precisely his fault they can't find a good IGL. He was the driving force behind kicking Karrigan, and decided to IGL himself (hilarious). Then they constantly brought in non-igl's to replace him. He won't trial in game leaders because his own ego prevents him from giving anybody an ounce of respect. Now they are passing up on Aleksib and bringing in two star-type players. I would love for NiKo to be in the team, if I could remove his ego, but unfortunately it is the main factor behind why FaZe consistently makes poor roster move choices. Golden was a free agent for ages, they didn't try him. Daps was removed from NRG, weren't interested, Aleksib removed from ENCE, not bothered, MSL got kicked from Optic last year, he didn't get reached out to. Fuck it, at this point try Ex6tenz, why not. Nothing else is working and they need a leader, but NiKo's ego yet again says no.
2019-09-20 20:38
ENCE formed, 0 wins. Twista joins, ENCE wins. Aleksib, aleksib, aleksib, aleksib.
2019-09-20 18:33
For some dumb reason he thinks he can igl on a top level.I swear man. They don't learn shit from their mistakes. NIKO is mechanically gifted, instead of that he wants to focus on igl.ugh.So frustrating with this team.How long are they going to go without a decent igl.
2019-09-20 23:08
pogg
2019-09-20 17:58
Not interested in Aleksib. LOOL
2019-09-20 17:58
#28
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
Aleksib will join after GuardiaN leaves Then olof will leave and +cold
2019-09-20 17:59
#70
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Other TapioKuusela 
He wont man did u read it
2019-09-20 18:21
#83
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
nope, what did he say?
2019-09-20 18:27
#96
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
"We have asked around to see if Aleksib would fit our team and we basically decided he isn't the right fit for us so we will not be getting him nor have we even been close to talking to him about it" Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
2019-09-20 18:37
#103
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Bulgaria HeavenRock 
i think they want igl like karrigan
2019-09-20 18:48
#114
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Other TapioKuusela 
So whats the thing he has that aleksi hasnt
2019-09-20 19:02
#115
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Bulgaria HeavenRock 
loose style with little structure i think
2019-09-20 19:04
#27
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
UNEXPECTED
2019-09-20 17:58
wat
2019-09-20 18:00
#30
 | 
United Kingdom SickaBoy 
lol
2019-09-20 18:00
#31
flusha | 
Estonia pufferG 
UNEXPECTED AF
2019-09-20 18:00
#32
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Germany grabke 
Yes as bitch for the other 4 Stars !!!
2019-09-20 18:00
#33
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
OC
2019-09-20 18:01
-aleksib
2019-09-20 18:01
Rip faze. Because niko back to being an IGL. Bring broky and use all your money to buy blamef. Or hampus for the cheap one. -guardian -neo +Broky +Blamef/hampus Top 5. #FazeUp
2019-09-20 18:01
guardian actually got benched, now whats next for faze? they atleast learnt that the old roster aint working any more
2019-09-20 19:48
#36
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Indonesia Chonji 
YES
2019-09-20 18:01
ez 4 fpl star (broky)
2019-09-20 18:03
#39
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Spain akproxx 
Imagine sucks cuz they kick their igl and when they have a chance to get another one they decide to go for niko igl again xdddddddd HALLO FAZE MANAGER DO YOU SMOKE CRACK????
2019-09-20 18:05
#97
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
Did you read the article or even the title?
2019-09-20 18:38
#110
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Spain akproxx 
yes did u???????????? we have asked around to see if he would fit our team and we basically decided he isn't the right fit for us so we will not be getting Aleksib nor have we even been close to talking to him about it. ???????????????
2019-09-20 18:55
#40
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Slovakia S1W0 
Why is cold living in belgrade and not any other european city ?
2019-09-20 18:05
#221
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Bosnia and Herzegovina stb1337 
Id say bcuz of the nightlife.. party all day everyday basically
2019-09-21 04:41
#41
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
Was really hoping to see aleksib in faze, rip. Still not sold on niko as igl
2019-09-20 18:05
Not interested in Aleksib,are you crazy man ?
2019-09-20 18:06
#51
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World Notb8ing 
everyone in scene thinks this guy is overrated trash :).
2019-09-20 18:10
Aleksib is underrated af dude.
2019-09-20 18:12
everyone = voices in my head.
2019-09-20 18:26
Actually underrated igl. See ence achieve nothing with him :)
2019-09-20 18:27
#84
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World Notb8ing 
maybe it is true, however seems opposite what players think :D...
2019-09-20 18:28
Well yeah, because they tend to think that just because Allu was the 2nd caller = aleksib overrated who didn't do much.
2019-09-20 18:33
What do you know about this ?
2019-09-20 18:34
So underrated that this entire site is on his dick. Dont kid yourself. He sucks.
2019-09-20 20:45
?? Like Karrigan sucked when he was kicked out of faze? ok sure thing buddy.
2019-09-20 20:48
the scene don't have the right call. Some of them said ropz would cheat. Some of them MAP XX ist our best but stats say "you suck on this map"... "but it is our best map" LUL. Aerial cry that Aleksbi plays default, but wtf it worked. Karrigan is still good enough for a top 20 IGL and Niko atm?? they are trash really hard trash. VP like. And they think they can decide if Aleskbi is good or bad?? They tried NEO WTF. They want an IGl that suck their.... like ynk. They don't want to work. Faze is the laziest team i ever saw. Work?? What is that. Aleksbi don't fit to them yeah. Because Aleksbi is better than that washed up trash.
2019-09-20 23:17
Unless that was sarcasm
2019-09-20 18:15
#46
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Netherlands melajr112 
if they dont pick coldzera after these 2 events im done with faze
2019-09-20 18:07
#121
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
You are no true fan if you want shitzera to come and destroy the team, fuck off now retard
2019-09-20 19:16
#228
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Netherlands melajr112 
broky > cold? fuck off cerq
2019-09-21 12:51
fuck coldzera
2019-09-20 18:10
#52
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Europe Nomarosa 
fuck you
2019-09-20 18:12
#157
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
+1
2019-09-20 20:11
#54
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
just pickup cromen
2019-09-20 18:12
#55
Aleksib | 
Europe L0ose 
FaZe are not interested in Aleksib, NiKo revealed thank god!
2019-09-20 18:13
#63
 | 
World Notb8ing 
yep, forever on bench now :D...
2019-09-20 18:15
#91
Aleksib | 
Europe L0ose 
thats better than ruin his career on faze... i hope he will go to CR4ZY with ottoNd
2019-09-20 18:33
+1 Bot Clan don't deserve top3 IGL
2019-09-20 19:01
name checks out
2019-09-20 19:50
#162
Aleksib | 
Europe L0ose 
yes yes u can check my name 148 times if u want no1 cars
2019-09-20 20:21
wtf? xDD i was talking to #113 and u answer? lel
2019-09-20 21:40
#189
Aleksib | 
Europe L0ose 
idc was u talking to #113 or #162 i was defending him from people like u cuz u are autistic fucc who should get raped by immigrants
2019-09-20 22:28
first you gotta learn some english
2019-09-21 01:11
#226
Aleksib | 
Europe L0ose 
=() give me 1 good reason
2019-09-21 11:22
I agree
2019-09-20 19:59
FaZe you guys are so retarded it's not even possible. I guess they will never learn from their mistakes.
2019-09-20 18:13
#57
 | 
Brazil trevz 
top 30 max without Aleksib, smart move by Niko
2019-09-20 18:14
#58
 | 
Singapore FallBlade 
FaZe: what is igl? just tap their head
2019-09-20 18:14
#59
 | 
Serbia DjapeZ 
-Guardian +Coldzera -Olof + broky +AleksiB
2019-09-20 18:14
#60
 | 
Poland kvvach 
i was feeling it niko ego womt let him give up igl and YNK just suck nikos cock and agree with his boy
2019-09-20 18:14
he was alright with the idea of being IGL again since the last IGL didnt work out, but he didnt say that he's gonna be IGL cause is the best option, plus, guardian got benched sooo.... Lets what happens
2019-09-20 19:51
#141
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Poland kvvach 
i expect some shit like broky trial its confirmed ynk stand in
2019-09-20 19:55
ynk... xDDD
2019-09-20 19:56
#144
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Poland kvvach 
its Faze it can happen
2019-09-20 19:57
everything can happen, atleast they have broky, and YNK is better playing than coachin xDD
2019-09-20 19:58
#151
 | 
Poland kvvach 
brroky overrated
2019-09-20 20:00
well, still is better than keeping the roster, we gonna find out in some weeks
2019-09-20 20:08
#159
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
He's literally the #2 player of all time in FPL behind Zywoo #1 and Zywoo is the best player in the world right now ( he's been on lan for years though, Broky didn't) but leave him a chance, at least we know his skill is not the concern here but how he plays within a team, a shitty niko system for example :)
2019-09-20 20:13
There is still a big gap between FPL and be a pro player.
2019-09-20 23:11
#218
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
He was a pro player, just in a dogshit team do you know EX-expsilon or what ? And the fuck is your name ? Get the fuck out
2019-09-21 01:51
Wtf
2019-09-20 18:15
In the picture. That's broky
2019-09-20 18:17
#66
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Latvia DA3M0S 
Latvian csgo scene? POG
2019-09-20 18:17
#67
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Finland Jodecast 
Lol niko igl again We all know how good* that has been.... *shit
2019-09-20 18:19
wait until 3 sec left on clock then rush sites
2019-09-20 18:21
#190
 | 
United States VeryBurger 
They still accomplished more with NiKo IGLing than with NEO
2019-09-20 22:31
Nice interview
2019-09-20 18:19
#73
broky | 
Latvia _Rehab 
ez lets go BROKY ez latvian scene
2019-09-20 18:23
#74
Cheater | 
China imd0g 
broky buyout 30k $ max + private cheat 50k$ = broky skill will equal s1mple or zywoo maybe better for only 80k $ smart move from faze
2019-09-20 18:23
#98
 | 
Bulgaria HeavenRock 
broky dont have buyout he is free
2019-09-20 18:39
WHO?
2019-09-20 18:24
#76
broky | 
Latvia Kane743 
faze broky lets go bois
2019-09-20 18:24
Atleast I don't have to become faze fan now.
2019-09-20 18:26
#81
 | 
Turkey Aybars1 
gg
2019-09-20 18:27
insaneee go broky
2019-09-20 18:30
faze down
2019-09-20 18:31
#89
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
well you know what this mean... CR4ZY Aleksib, since nexa and huNter are likely getting approached by G2, CR4ZY are gonna need a IGL and ottoNd is gonna convince CR4ZY CEO to get Aleksi
2019-09-20 18:31
#102
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Serbia SplitteR96 
not really, I doubt CR4ZY will disband in this upcomming year maybe if they don't show up at next major
2019-09-20 18:46
They do need someone young and hungry to get these old farts back up and running
2019-09-20 18:35
#99
rain | 
Latvia RAIN_CLAN 
broky will slaughter everyone, not even fair smh
2019-09-20 18:40
#106
 | 
China SkywakerR 
Cold possible or not
2019-09-20 18:49
#107
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Turkey Slapdash 
Ffs faze is done. idek how did they decide that aleksi is not a good fit? Even if you're not gonna try him talk to him. You need IGL FaZe hellooo???
2019-09-20 18:50
Faze talked to former team mates , one of whom gave weird comments in an interview. Reliable source? Hm.
2019-09-20 20:00
#180
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Turkey Slapdash 
What are you talking about?
2019-09-20 21:18
I was referring to "even if you're not gonna try him talk to him." They didn't talk to Aleksi but asked the teammates, if I read it right. Weird comments = Aerial's interview.
2019-09-20 22:17
#192
 | 
Turkey Slapdash 
Yeah, we saw how that went. I think ence have done the same mistake as faze, kicking their igl.
2019-09-20 22:50
It think you are right. We’ll see but I’ll probably have a wholehearted private laugh if they fail to improve. But hey, at least it is fun!
2019-09-20 22:58
#194
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Turkey Slapdash 
At least it is not default tactics!!
2019-09-20 23:01
#109
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World LeviathaNz 
They must be smoking giant sticks at this point. How does Aleksib doesn't fit if you did not even approach him nor try him out ? Let's go for NiKo as IGL again, yeah that's a very nice idea... You can bring the best firepower without an IGL you'll go back to tier 2/3 easy as that. And Aleksib showed that he was able to take advantage of the metas not like some complaisant igls
2019-09-20 18:52
just like ENCE snakes, thinking playing good default is faking boring XD
2019-09-20 19:30
#111
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
Cold, Niko and Rain is a monster core, Faze should make it happen.
2019-09-20 19:00
The leader is most important. Ask fnatic. Ask faze rain. Ask mibr. Brazil would be still crap without Fallen. Ask envyus no happy no good French.
2019-09-20 19:32
NiKo can igl, the only "bad" result that they got when he igled was in starseries
2019-09-20 20:34
some people still think he can IGL. Everybody can make calls but a good IGL does more than that. As long as people believe to make calls is only thing IGL do so long people will say NIKO is an IGL. He is crap he was crap in mouz he is crap compared to Karrigan in Faze. They don't want Aleksbi cuz he demands strcuture and good practice. But Faze want a IGL like pronax but he doesnt work today...
2019-09-20 23:04
sure, you know better than them whether aleksi would fit or not
2019-09-20 23:13
Aleksbi doesn't fit for one simple reason. He wanna work and Faze don't know what that means. Niko admitted in several interviews that he doesn't practice hard not like a S1mple but still believe he can win sth that matters. S1mple works for his arrogance but Niko? he is just bad and lazy cuz of that Aleksbi don't fit he want work and practice and play. he is still a pro player inside with motivation and dreams. But Niko grind the money from Faze.
2019-09-20 23:21
0/8 try harder
2019-09-20 23:22
oh you are some of the rightards that don't believe in facts. Your problem if u are so stupid.
2019-09-20 23:23
It's hard when you are delusional af and the only thing you can make is hate another person, 1/8
2019-09-20 23:25
#116
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Turkey Thunderball 
Ahahaha good luck without igl He literally destroyed faze
2019-09-20 19:05
Finally young player unexpected from Faze
2019-09-20 19:10
#225
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Albania Scareagle 
lol yeah. idk why teams love those old players. those who don't even have around 0.2s reaction time
2019-09-21 11:22
Yes, they only prefer them because they are more experienced. Some team managers think that good old players can always play best. In my opinion, it is enough to have 1 or at most 2 older players alongside the young players.
2019-09-21 12:40
THATS SOME GOOD READ FOR THIS EVENING
2019-09-20 19:21
FINALLY LATVIANS SHOWING UP ON THE CS SCENE.
2019-09-20 19:27
Get practice advise from the GOAT. Aleksbi doesn't fit cuz he demands structure lul. Niko your problem is obv your mindset. You don't get better when you do workout from time to time or play fpl 1 a week. You are a pro player so do it like one.
2019-09-20 19:30
#127
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Hong Kong hkmusashi 
Okay shit got confirmed, now just announce the roaster
2019-09-20 19:31
bye bye faze, you had your chance to take major in boston, now fucking irrelevant out of top 10 team with niko IGLing and nonamer standing in yet again, bye
2019-09-20 19:33
#215
 | 
Other Phinks 
Sad but true. Hoped guardian would win a major
2019-09-21 01:35
+100
2019-09-21 13:02
First Tupac, now Coldzera moves to Serbia. The land of legends.
2019-09-20 19:34
#131
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
oskar/aleksib fifth player but thats not happen :) lets see what broky can show, gl to him hope show some skills :) Still need 1 more for faze, hope its gonna be Cold :)
2019-09-20 19:34
#216
 | 
Other Phinks 
Who’s gonna igl dude?
2019-09-21 01:35
"I mean there was one obvious choice in Aleksib, but we have asked around to see if he would fit our team and we basically decided he isn't the right fit for us" Niko: Hello Ence, aleksib is a good player/IGL? Allu/Aerial: No, he's trash. Niko: Thank you.
2019-09-20 19:34
#145
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World Notb8ing 
true story :D
2019-09-20 19:58
#184
 | 
United Kingdom salad! 
+1
2019-09-20 21:34
Imagen ask NEO for IGL but don't want Aleksbi then you know something is absolutely wrong in Nikos brain.
2019-09-20 23:06
#214
 | 
Other Phinks 
Its a fucking joke. Really
2019-09-21 01:34
+1
2019-09-21 05:08
SOMEONE SAVE OLOF FROM THIS JOKE OF A TEAM FFS
2019-09-20 19:43
#135
 | 
Latvia tibr0 
CMON LATVIAN CS EZ XD
2019-09-20 19:49
#140
niko | 
Bulgaria Ju7y 
ok who tf
2019-09-20 19:53
18 years old, hmmm, betting on a new boy.
2019-09-20 19:56
retards
2019-09-20 19:58
Why Janko is still here? Seriously, what is wrong with FaZe? Picking a bunch of useless people. How is that helping? He needs to go along with NEO. The dude is all about talking and has done nothing. At least bring back Robban. He is too nice but at least he is a better coach.
2019-09-20 19:59
#186
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Hes not better at anything than ynk
2019-09-20 21:41
You know shit what ynk is doing there
2019-09-22 10:22
and you do? The result speaks for itself so I guess he is doing nothing.
2019-09-22 16:49
yeah its his fault that all of faze members suck individually
2019-09-22 16:54
#153
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Faroe Islands |imperator 
rip faze even more
2019-09-20 20:08
#156
 | 
Israel ReakZez 
but who is gonna switch Guardian ??
2019-09-20 20:09
#158
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow 
GOD s1mple > ChoKo
2019-09-20 20:13
#161
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Broky has more of a superstar potential than Niko has atm and this is not even a joke
2019-09-20 20:17
omegalul no IGL just 5 fraggers, completely dead team.
2019-09-20 20:21
Aleksbi isn't the right one :D They still wait for a saviour like Happy. Yeah Faze maybe ask him. The team is dead cuz there is no one with a brain that makes rough calls. They are a team that grinds for a salary that's all.
2019-09-20 23:09
#165
 | 
Israel namiiat 
wtf is going on with this team :(
2019-09-20 20:26
Niko breaks it. If mouz didn't sell Niko he had broken mouz too.
2019-09-20 23:07
what is broky
2019-09-20 20:30
#170
broky | 
Latvia sh1nobi 
ez 4 broky mens)))))))))))
2019-09-20 20:47
Good move by faze as they add broky but who'll be the 5th player?
2019-09-20 20:57
Most likely YNk if they are unable to complete Coldzera move in next 10 days
2019-09-20 21:06
Hey probably won't go with ynk if they even consider winning this tournament which everyone knows that they won't win but still we can only wait
2019-09-20 21:19
They are bootcamping in Poland. If Cold is there, we will soon know
2019-09-21 17:58
Yes, all we can do it wait coz faze is known for revealing rosters at the last minute
2019-09-21 22:07
#176
 | 
Ukraine Hierophant 
Pick lobanjica wtf?)
2019-09-20 20:59
#182
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Bulgaria Playmak9r 
If NiKo igls again we won't be seeing Botclan in tier 1 cs in a while
2019-09-20 21:23
XD!
2019-09-20 21:26
LUL
2019-09-20 21:47
Nice!
2019-09-21 00:03
gg FaZe :((
2019-09-21 01:15
#211
 | 
Other Phinks 
Niko and coldzera are gonna be a gay couple.
2019-09-21 01:32
Met him online for a week, never met him in person before, i think he's definitely the JUAN
2019-09-21 01:33
#219
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
NiKold
2019-09-21 02:02
not enough players but you still need to cut olof
2019-09-21 03:59
#224
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ok
2019-09-21 06:16
In before half of haters on this thread go "Broky GOD", "EZ 4 Broky" etc. at the next tournament. hltv...
2019-09-21 20:55
Great picking some trash tier 33 Young player instead of an great in game leader
2019-09-21 22:12
So faking ez
2019-09-23 08:25
> NiKo > IGL Pick one
2019-09-23 20:49
So faze just wants to have fun and live and let loose? Basically ENCE 2.0
2019-09-24 10:51
lol
2019-09-25 08:12
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