huNter-: "I'm feeling really confident, especially because JaCkz is ready to do anything for me"

After G2 opened their run at IEM Katowice with a blowout win against 100 Thieves, we spoke to Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač about the team's impressive form as of late.

The Serbian star shed some light on what G2 were working on earlier this year to get better, highlighting a productive bootcamp and in particular the focus on Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who had a great event as the team cruised through their BLAST Premier group undefeated.

G2 took down 100 Thieves 16-3, 16-2 in the opening round

He also spoke to the dynamic between him and his roommate Audric "JaCkz" Jug, who often shares positions with huNter-, and the Frenchman's improvement in the communication department in the past few months.

Read below to find out more from the 24-year-old about the aforementioned topics, as well as to learn why he predicted the 16-3 victory on Mirage at the beginning of G2's opening match against 100 Thieves.

You've been having a great run lately, most recently going through BLAST without a loss, what do you see that as a reflection of?

The most important thing for us at the beginning of this year was to play well, to prepare ourselves at the bootcamp, because we hadn't had time to practice when we joined G2. We played like six or seven events and now we had a proper bootcamp, we practiced a lot, and we showed some good CS at BLAST and here in Katowice in the first match against 100 Thieves. We played amazing and I hope we just continue doing this. We are full of confidence, especially after BLAST where we won all three games, and here we started well. We're not thinking about finals, playoffs, or anything, we just want to win every next match, and that's the good thing in this team.

Back at BLAST, kennyS was in great form, possibly more consistent than we normally see him. I talked to maLeK about it and he didn't quite share what exactly it is that makes him perform and he only said it wasn't down to luck. Can you say what the reason is?

Kenny was always a great player and now we just prepared some things for him at the bootcamps and in practice, because we had the time. He's working a lot, he's just playing deathmatch, he's watching demos, what he maybe didn't do before in the last two years. But he was always great, he is a good momentum player, of course, as you all know, and it depends on the atmosphere. If the atmosphere in the team is really good he is a better player, but he is insane. For me, still one of the best players in the world.

In London, nexa talked about finally settling in his own role after he had to change a lot to adapt to this team. How has it been from a team perspective, how comfortable are you with each other now, with the playstyle and communication?

It was really hard at the beginning, we changed a lot of positions especially on CT side, where it was a big problem. nexa changed a lot, he gave everything for this team, and now he found himself, he's playing really well, he just needed some time to feel comfortable. He's doing a really good job. JaCkz - you don't have those players, maybe three or four in the world, what he is doing for the team, going first everywhere. You don't have that many players like him, when he dies first and I kill two guys for him he's happy. AmaNEk is doing a lot of shitty roles, as we say in CS:GO, he's lurking, alone on the other side, everyone is doing everything for the team, and I'm feeling pretty good, too. I didn't have those roles before, in CR4ZY and Valiance, and I have the best roles now on almost every map and I'm feeling really confident. Especially because I'm doing things with JaCkz, who is ready to do anything for me.

huNter- heaped praises on JaCkz

I was listening to you at the end of the match against 100 Thieves and it sounded to me like there was absolutely no problem with JaCkz's English in the game, what has his improvement been like in the communication area?

At the beginning, we knew it would be hard. Lately, he improved from month to month, he progressed a lot and he's going to English lessons now and he's progressing every day. He's been with me in the room since the beginning until now and I'm trying to help him a lot in the room, we talk a lot, we help each other. I will give everything for this guy because he is giving everything for me in the game. He's improving a lot.

You got a lot of flanks off on the CT side of Mirage, was that down to preparation?

It was maybe the preparation, but kassad is a very good friend of mine and I watch all games of 100 Thieves if I'm not playing, and I see a lot of things, of course. That's one of the reasons why I did it, it's not like antistrat, it's just my feeling and I play a lot off feelings.

I heard you say at the end of Mirage to maLeK "16-3, I told you," what was that about?

Yeah, I wanted to go to the toilet to pee and they didn't give it to me, so I said "okay, it will be 16-3" at the beginning of Mirage.

(maLeK comes in) Yeah, he said that, actually.

I mean, I didn't think it would be 16-3, I didn't think about it, of course, but I remembered at the end (laughs).

There's the cs_summit 5 final to take revenge for in your upcoming matchup against mousesports. Let me put this way: how do you see your chances now considering you didn't manage to beat them when they had two stand-ins?

It was two months ago, after it we had a bootcamp, preparation, and everything. For me, they are maybe the best team in the world, top two 100% because they won almost five events at the end of the year, and now they won ICE Challenge in London. They are a really great team, really great individuals and karrigan, who is IGLing really well. It will be hard, we'll try our best, we'll prepare our game like we always do, and let's try to beat them. That's it.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1031
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1655
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#3
 | 
World ChiperoG 
Great player
2020-02-25 11:18
+1 also very likeable personality
2020-02-25 11:26
he's calm, no big mouth like his cousin
2020-02-25 20:39
Tbh baguette is just bad french copy of spaghetti, dont mind me
2020-02-26 16:39
yeah really sick player, i really dont like his teammates tho
2020-02-25 12:03
Nah, u just don't like French XD
2020-02-25 13:07
I hate French but like this team
2020-02-25 13:10
#122
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Nice
2020-02-25 13:54
why so much hatred mens((
2020-02-25 20:35
Nah, u just don't like French XD
2020-02-25 13:07
#66
huNter- | 
Serbia Venna 
Mousesports! If this guy needs to pee, let him pee!
2020-02-25 12:16
LMAO
2020-02-25 13:08
really is becoming a star player for G2, maybe he makes the Major Playoffs at the Major.
2020-02-25 12:40
Oh, I thought the major playoffs was a Esea mdl
2020-02-26 03:23
Yeah I thaugt so from a former Prisoner or Chinese fakeflagger
2020-02-26 16:26
What
2020-02-26 21:44
#188
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Hunter is top 10 this year
2020-02-27 03:41
I agree top 5 Edit: If he plays like he is playing right now. Ez top 5
2020-02-27 03:49
Anything? Hmm
2020-02-25 11:18
#6
meyern | 
Brazil KsRmiTch 
Kakakakakakakkakak
2020-02-25 11:19
#43
 | 
Germany Elemeno 
Is that how you laugh in Brazil?
2020-02-25 11:44
its parrots, parrots in brazil
2020-02-25 11:46
#196
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Yes
2020-03-07 02:57
#153
 | 
Brazil lipedeex 
one of the ways
2020-02-25 17:09
E facil de chamar atenção de crianças kakakakakakakakakaka
2020-02-27 10:17
KAKAKAKKAKAKAK
2020-02-25 12:34
Kakakajajqjquwuerwet
2020-02-25 12:35
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-02-25 15:07
#5
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
lol thats gay
2020-02-25 11:19
#67
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Flair checks out.
2020-02-25 12:18
#85
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
why?
2020-02-25 12:49
#101
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Your flair obviously sucked Hiko's banana.
2020-02-25 13:22
#120
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
no hiko and s1mple were only good friends. Nothing like that idiot.
2020-02-25 13:46
#86
NiKo | 
Finland Unb8able 
+1
2020-02-25 12:51
how?
2020-02-25 12:57
#105
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Hiko 🍆💦🐒 p1mple
2020-02-25 13:25
Flag checks out
2020-02-25 12:58
Well , french are soft so wouldnt be surprised if jackz spread his butt cheeks and let hunter HUNT
2020-02-25 15:09
#147
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Ouch, that's a low blow coming from a country where women have more testosterone than men.
2020-02-25 15:14
2020-02-25 16:33
Lol coldzera
2020-02-25 11:19
#8
s0m | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Anything? ;)
2020-02-25 11:19
AnYtHiNg (;
2020-02-25 14:25
huNter top5-10 players in 2020 for sure
2020-02-25 11:20
In top 20 of the gayest players.
2020-02-25 12:58
#103
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Only top1 p1mple can have this year.
2020-02-25 13:23
He doesn't make gay interviews. Not like your sub hunter
2020-02-25 14:16
love isn't gay but to say another guy submit completely to a guy that is gay.
2020-02-25 17:43
#159
 | 
France Zetherion 
Haha you gay
2020-02-25 18:22
french people call others gay. Hypocrites at Trump level.
2020-02-25 18:23
#161
 | 
France Zetherion 
haha gay
2020-02-25 19:25
indeed
2020-02-25 19:52
#163
 | 
France Zetherion 
gay
2020-02-25 20:03
yes you are gay my friend
2020-02-25 20:06
#165
 | 
France Zetherion 
g
2020-02-25 20:08
ahahaha
2020-02-25 11:20
#11
 | 
Europe Spielfield 
Bromance
2020-02-25 11:20
Lovely <3
2020-02-25 12:53
#182
 | 
Portugal pttpedro 
he forgot to say no homo
2020-02-26 18:13
Its okay to be gay
2020-02-27 11:18
#194
 | 
Portugal pttpedro 
we should get out fat cocks together sometime
2020-02-28 15:21
#12
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
Then he went to piss on 100T
2020-02-25 11:21
KappaPride
2020-02-25 11:22
PRIDEEEEEEEEE
2020-02-25 11:22
Hunter pls
2020-02-25 11:22
#17
 | 
France MarcoXY 
KappaPride
2020-02-25 11:23
#18
ZywOo | 
Singapore Blloopy 
i just realised that hunter said that Jackz will do anything for him. That's some bromance over there XD
2020-02-25 11:23
jackz bout to suck deez nutz
2020-02-25 11:23
Jackzz and hunter couple confirmed?
2020-02-25 11:24
#141
 | 
France OtelloO 
They always share the bedroom in hotels, they play together 24/7 on the map. Jackz is flashing and opening for hunter, hunter is teaching him English. Sounds like these guys were meant to meet
2020-02-25 14:46
#143
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Tbh that's really nice to see that this roster work well, nobody can't deny that and that wasn't sure at the beginning Lot of professionnalism in this team
2020-02-25 14:54
#151
 | 
France OtelloO 
You're right. I'm surprised by KennyS reaction, he seems to be deeply involved and commited to this project and it reflects not only on the team results but on his individual performance. And a good team chemistry + well performing Kenny can lead this team to top5
2020-02-25 16:41
#183
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Not only Kenny, Hunter is a madfragger who can be top 10 next year
2020-02-26 19:29
#21
 | 
Norway VAL0RANT 
im feeling thank you
2020-02-25 11:24
hunter now knows the secret sauce for winning and rekting opponents - holding your pee
2020-02-25 11:25
#24
 | 
Finland Miroyev 
Title sounds sexual
2020-02-25 11:26
#42
 | 
Poland Czari10 
last night people were asking ISSA what he thinks about Aleksib he was very vocal about how beautiful he is and he would pay 1 million dollars for 1 night with him :D
2020-02-25 11:43
#70
 | 
Bulgaria CHAPOLE! 
Lol you got a clip?
2020-02-25 12:24
#71
 | 
Poland Czari10 
nooo but it was before this game: faceit.com/en/csgo/room/1-9012446c-3363-..
2020-02-25 12:25
gachiBASS
2020-02-25 11:28
Even suck a di**?
2020-02-25 11:28
#27
 | 
France MarcoXY 
16 3 prediction was insane haha Next time they will let you pee
2020-02-25 11:28
#28
 | 
Russia sneakyboy 
they dont let him pee :< :< :<
2020-02-25 11:32
#29
 | 
Finland Homeless775 
What
2020-02-25 11:32
G2 is fucking insane.If nexa is igl and hunter still talk so much.big shotout to hunter
2020-02-25 11:32
#31
 | 
Poland Hanse 
I'm feeling thank you Jackz
2020-02-25 11:32
#32
NooK | 
Russia foggy54 
Probably the best Kovach player in the world atm.
2020-02-25 11:33
#33
 | 
Finland tehtaaNkierre 
Anything bro? ANYTHING??
2020-02-25 11:33
#34
jks | 
France teror 
jackz best player
2020-02-25 11:35
#35
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
gay moment of the day expected from france
2020-02-25 11:36
#38
 | 
France CKs1 
He’s Serbian men(((
2020-02-25 11:37
#48
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
"(...) ESPECIALLY BECAUSE JACKZ IS READY TO DO ANYTHING FOR ME"
2020-02-25 11:49
#123
 | 
France NMLVirush 
"I will give everything for this guy because he is giving everything for me in the game." hunter is more gay sorry
2020-02-25 13:57
#49
 | 
Germany Elemeno 
But the Frenchman is ready to do anything for him
2020-02-25 11:49
#125
 | 
France CKs1 
#123
2020-02-25 14:10
#36
 | 
Bulgaria slaughtersun 
KappaPride
2020-02-25 11:37
hehe;;;)))))))))))))))
2020-02-25 11:37
#72
 | 
Brazil NahT_ 
bruh ))))))))
2020-02-25 12:28
#39
 | 
Poland Zgrzyt 
JackZ is the new fox - glock dropper lol
2020-02-25 11:40
French and Serbians The not so common combo but well working one
2020-02-25 11:41
plz change title it's could be interpreted... in another manner... :>
2020-02-25 11:43
#44
 | 
Ukraine RunningNAil 
suddenly gay
2020-02-25 11:46
jackz will do anything .. ok fangirl this time for u ...... you can ship this two couple gay......
2020-02-25 11:50
hunter : Anyone to suck my dick? Jackz :
2020-02-25 11:51
Of course he's confident when he has aimassist
2020-02-25 11:52
cute
2020-02-25 11:52
#54
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
A😎N😎Y😎T😎H😎I😎N😎G
2020-02-25 11:53
#55
 | 
Russia ToughGuy 
I hope they will fucking lose for this overconfident and super overrated by fangays like why ? Cuz they beat tier2 teams!!!!!!!
2020-02-25 11:54
#56
eraa | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
You need these players like jackz. Thanks to hunter to speak about how jackz is important for them. Nowadays everyone is playing passive or baiting for stats, jackz didnt care of this
2020-02-25 11:58
#76
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
at the end everyone looks at stats, he needs to perform good otherwise he will be kicked even despite that he had hard roles
2020-02-25 12:30
#77
eraa | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
No
2020-02-25 12:32
#78
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
will see,happened million times already lol
2020-02-25 12:32
#87
eraa | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
No
2020-02-25 12:52
well ofc , he's not in team just to be cannon fodder
2020-02-25 13:01
#57
 | 
Peru Nazguruk 
ANYTHING? Keepo
2020-02-25 12:02
Im feelink thank you
2020-02-25 12:03
#59
shox | 
Sri Lanka tr1gg3r 
Kinky
2020-02-25 12:03
He also spoke to the dynamic between him and his roommate Audric "JaCkz" Jug, who often shares positions with huNter- Like... positions in the bedroom? KappaPride
2020-02-25 12:06
#116
 | 
Russia grEminence 
wtf?
2020-02-25 13:38
#62
Frankie | 
Italy J1reN 
JaCkz sexed hunter confirmed
2020-02-25 12:06
'anything for me' , KappaPride :p
2020-02-25 12:08
#64
 | 
Czech Republic fykseN1g 
gachiHYPER
2020-02-25 12:12
#65
 | 
World Notb8ing 
hot
2020-02-25 12:16
Mous vs G2 ( 5 min to go) MaLeK secretly locked all toilet rooms
2020-02-25 12:22
#75
 | 
Brazil NahT_ 
2020-02-25 12:30
KappaPride
2020-02-25 12:24
#73
JaCkz | 
France Bubuche 
+1
2020-02-25 12:28
#74
 | 
Brazil NahT_ 
i'm feelink thank u no homo
2020-02-25 12:29
#81
World Kobs 
Jackz is the new scream
2020-02-25 12:36
you mean scream with a brain
2020-02-25 20:35
#83
 | 
Russia Horthy_Miklos 
This sounds so gay actually
2020-02-25 12:41
#84
 | 
Brazil Collee 
no homo
2020-02-25 12:42
Kappa Pride belongs behind this interview otherwise it sounds gay.
2020-02-25 12:55
#90
 | 
France bjjthibz 
Jackz is an insane player, i think he's underestimated a lot. G2 has been playin really good CS lately, nice to watch !
2020-02-25 12:56
#154
 | 
Canada keenwa 
They have a 10 win streak men. Very proud of them
2020-02-25 17:38
kappapride much
2020-02-25 13:00
#102
moojuice | 
Germany ka10 
He knew 16-3 on mirage before the match. rigged game.
2020-02-25 13:22
#106
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
+1 ban these motherfixers
2020-02-25 13:26
flair checks out
2020-02-25 13:29
#108
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
*Ironic
2020-02-25 13:33
seriously men?))))
2020-02-25 13:33
#118
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
No mens))
2020-02-25 13:41
Poorlack blastralis oh shit Run away
2020-02-25 13:48
really anything?
2020-02-25 13:25
#110
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lets fucking go
2020-02-25 13:34
Hunter said that jackz can be his meatshield and bait in game. Just like cold and taco thing. no homo
2020-02-25 13:34
Only difference is JaCkz will kill the enemies while baiting himself.
2020-02-25 14:51
only 12yo see an homo reference, expected that from hltv
2020-02-25 20:36
#112
 | 
Germany Merkelistan 
sounds gay to me
2020-02-25 13:35
#113
 | 
Russia grEminence 
is bosnian mafia abusing Jackz?
2020-02-25 13:36
as he said - is ready to do anything
2020-02-25 14:07
#114
 | 
Greece NitrouZ 
hunter : " I'm feeling thank you"
2020-02-25 13:38
Bromance = God at cs
2020-02-25 13:38
#117
 | 
Russia grEminence 
such revealations
2020-02-25 13:38
jackz is hunter bitch :D
2020-02-25 13:46
KappaPride
2020-02-25 14:13
that is kind of gay ngl
2020-02-25 14:21
anything? like twerk and strip too? xd
2020-02-25 14:22
JaCkz new TACO ? ( but with superb aim ) huNter new coldzera confirmed ? :D
2020-02-25 14:23
Nice from him to share the credit. We don't give enough credit to support roles nowadays. Fans have zero education nor understanding of the game and are all like "hur hur moar headshot hur hur". Although Jackz is a headshot machine too
2020-02-25 14:27
GAAAYYYYY
2020-02-25 14:29
Ez for niko’s sister! Top 20 in 2021!
2020-02-25 14:39
KappaPride
2020-02-25 14:40
#146
 | 
Poland Mat3rix 
HA GAAYYYY
2020-02-25 15:09
Its better - Im really confident, especially because jackz is doing everything i want in the game
2020-02-25 15:21
#149
 | 
Brazil stewArt1 
"yo jaCkz bend down"
2020-02-25 15:32
#157
 | 
Serbia maraculjko 
Such a comment confirms that you are an idiot.
2020-02-25 18:05
#173
 | 
Brazil stewArt1 
And you're even more for replying to my bullshit
2020-02-25 22:40
#152
 | 
Ireland IX! 
heh
2020-02-25 16:45
#156
 | 
United States Prattatat 
Players like Jackz and Rush dont often get the credit they deserve when their teammates do well. Doing C9's hayday with their major run Rush was playing every shitty role imaginable and creating space for Auti, Tarik and Stew. Jackz has shown hes willing to do the same and both players have been extremely beneficial to the team. Being able to open a site whether through picks or information is vital to the T side and both players do it fantastically. Sure their stats aren't always the best but in competitive CS stats dont paint the whole picture.
2020-02-25 17:55
rush was on fire and a different player under C9 igl (i dont remember if it was tarik) Now he's still really good, but not as impactful as before
2020-02-25 20:38
#195
eraa | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
Couldn't agree more. Pretty good that huNter is saying it in an intw
2020-03-01 03:55
#158
 | 
Serbia maraculjko 
The team player, emphasizes team play and the support of the player that matters in the game.
2020-02-25 18:14
#171
Maka | 
Russia DiCaprio 
Yeah he is trying to be gracious for the sacrifice at least by mentioning it and that's a great move
2020-02-25 21:35
That sounds nasty. Nasty, nasty, nasty - only 27 and he knows how to nasty.
2020-02-26 06:31
and now kiss
2020-02-26 08:32
a good guy talking about how his team is preparing for the big events even though they have communication issues and how every individual is putting effort to make the team better. comment section here 1. french are gay 2. simple greatest 3. GAY GAY GAY like how toxic can you guys get for no reason ?
2020-02-26 13:22
Dungeon master hunter
2020-02-26 16:35
hahhahaahahahahha
2020-02-26 17:10
it is some gay shit
2020-02-26 22:06
i'm feeling thank you
2020-02-26 22:06
#187
 | 
Netherlands dabadpad 
now bend over jackz
2020-02-27 02:46
cs:gay
2020-02-27 10:03
'JaCkz is ready to do anything for me' Ga....yyyyyish
2020-02-27 17:44
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.