NiKo: "I was done with being the IGL even before I decided to leave FaZe; I just couldn't take it anymore"

In an incredibly candid and tell-all interview, Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač spoke about how the building pressure in FaZe led him to leave the team and link up with G2.

On Wednesday, in possibly the most anticipated move of the year, dubbed "the biggest signing in CS:GO history", G2 announced the completion of the high-profile transfer of NiKo from FaZe after nearly two months of talks between the two organizations. The team will make their debut Monday as they will take on FURIA in Group C of the BLAST Premier Fall Series, which also contains Astralis and MIBR.

NiKo talks pressure in the last months with FaZe and how it led to his decision to team up with huNter-

In the interview, the 23-year-old opened up on everything that factored in his decision to leave FaZe after over three years with the North American organisation to team up with his cousin Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač. NiKo also shed some light on G2's plans with their roster, which currently features six players, revealing that they will decide who to keep between François "⁠AMANEK⁠" Delaunay and Audric "⁠JACKZ⁠" Jug ahead of 2021.

Tell me about the decision to leave FaZe and join G2. What were your main motivations behind that move?

Obviously, the biggest motivation for this move was huNter. If huNter wasn't in G2, I probably wouldn't have joined them. He was the biggest reason. If I was ever to leave FaZe, I would always try to join the team he's playing for, so that's the clear decision, I think everyone already knows that.

But how it all started was basically this rough period after the summer break that we had, that month-and-a-half or almost two months when we underperformed at two events and my head was exploding after every game that we played. I was reading so many bad things about myself and the team. Whatever I opened, I could see some trash-talking directed at me, about me being the IGL, about the team playing badly, about Kjaerbye's signing, and all that kind of stuff. It all started from mid-August, and that's where I started to think that I couldn't really stay in the team anymore and I couldn't remain the IGL. Whatever I did, or whatever we did, I was the one to be blamed for every game that we lost, it was because of me, that I called badly... No one really knew the inside picture, what was happening inside of the team. I was the one to be blamed for everything, which is fine, it's understandable, but it all started from there.

It wasn't my first choice to leave FaZe. Firstly, I wanted to change some things within the team, but we didn't really get what we wanted. There were a couple of reports regarding ALEX, which was my priority before leaving FaZe. I wanted to get an IGL in the team, but that deal didn't go through, which I was really not happy with. It was the biggest opportunity for us to get an IGL, and a really good one that could lead our team, and we just kind of missed out on that move. There was one more option that I won't mention that we didn't get either, and after those two things that didn't work out, with all the results that we were getting at the beginning of the season, that was the reason why I made this decision.

I had other options, too. G2 wasn't the only option that I was willing to take, but the only thing I knew when I decided to leave the team was that I was going to play with huNter. Whether that was under Cloud9 or G2, that wasn't really set. Even when I decided I wanted to leave the team, I had no idea if some other organization was ready to match my buyout, so that was all speculation. We were just talking, huNter and I, about what we should do and what was best for us, and in the end, the reason why I decided to go with G2 was just that he wanted to stay [in G2] — which is understandable. He's been here for a year now and they have all the structure, they have the approach to how they want to play the game, they have the set roles in the team, Major points, everything, pretty much. I think that's the biggest reason why he decided to stay. If they didn't have all those things, I'm pretty sure we'd both be on Cloud9.

So are you just feeling relieved to leave all that behind, all the responsibility and the pressure?

Yeah, definitely. As I said, I was done with being the IGL even before I decided to leave FaZe. I just couldn't take it anymore. I don't think that I was doing a terrible job at it, but the pressure we had as a team and I had was just unreal, and that's just the biggest reason why this all happened.

But I'm really happy that I have nexa now, who will be the IGL, and I'm really happy that he's really open to getting help, as well. He reminds me of karrigan a lot, in that he wants to get help from teammates and I can have really good input on how we should play on another side of the map. I'm really happy that nexa isn't a strict IGL who needs to have everything his way because I believe I can help him a lot. And I'm just happy that I have no more pressure, that I'm not the one who's responsible for everything anymore. It feels great to just not be that guy anymore.

What's your response to people who say there could be a clash of authorities, or that you'll have a hard time giving up the main voice, which you had for a long time in FaZe?

It was even hard back when we got NEO, for example, and I had been the IGL for I don't know how long. It's very hard to go from talking all the time to not saying everything that we should do. That's going to be the biggest change. But there won't be any clashes. If nexa wants me to shut the fuck up and not say anything, I will do it. I'm just done with the responsibility of talking all the time. It's totally up to nexa how much he wants me to talk, and I'll just follow him and do my best on the other side of the map. I've gone back to my old roles, pretty much, on every map I'm going to be the lurker again. I won't be able to talk that much anyway because I'm going to be the anchor, I won't have that much info, so I'll just be giving some help here and there. But there won't be any clashes for sure, I'm just going to do as much as he asks.

You touched on the structure in G2. What's your view on the difference between FaZe, who seemed mostly player-led, and G2, where it's more of a top-to-bottom setup with the management and coaching staff in charge?

It's pretty hard for me to tell right now. We've only had like three days of practice, so I still don't know how they work when it comes to the games and everything, but I'm really happy that the coach has the biggest voice in the team, that he's the one who's going to say how everything should be done, because that's what we were missing in my past teams. My coaches didn't really have that kind of responsibility. They didn't have the last word in everything that was done in the team. It's something totally different for me, so I'm happy to have it and try it out, and hopefully it'll work out.

NiKo doesn't expect there to be any clashes with nexa

We saw reports of this move as far as almost two months ago, but it only came together recently. Why did it take so long for it to happen and for you to only start practicing with the team in the last few days?

The RMR roster lock was the biggest issue with everything. Before this, G2 didn't want to change anything before this last announcement regarding the Majors, because I think they would be losing a spot if they removed a player, so nothing was going to happen before that. I also wanted to help FaZe out as much as I could, I didn't just want to leave them playing with stand-ins all the time. I gave them like a month heads-up that I would be leaving the team so that they could find everything they needed. And we were just waiting for DreamHack to be over so I could change teams. Obviously, negotiations weren't easy, but they weren't hard, either.

We didn't want to rush anything. Our biggest goal was to have a set team for the next year. I think maLeK did an interview saying that we're still unsure about who we'll be playing with, so our biggest goal will just be to start afresh from next year.

Can you talk about what your options in terms of which player you will keep and what the deciding factors will be in the next couple of months?

I think it's best if I don't say anything, I'll leave that to our coach now. I cannot say anything because I didn't play with this team before at all before, so I don't know how we're going to fit with AmaNEk or how we're going to fit with JaCkz. They're going to have a bigger voice when it comes to that because they've played with both of them and they're going to see who fits better with this lineup.

Our goal is to have me, nexa, kenny, and huNter, and then to just have AmaNEk and JaCkz play the same role on every map to see how they're going to fit in those roles. And then we will decide who did better and that kind of stuff. But it's best if you ask maLeK about that, I don't want to give you the wrong answers.

With that, is it going to be a different G2 that we're going to see in terms of playstyle, or roles and positions? Has the team changed much to accommodate you, or can we expect to see more of the same G2 that we did previously?

I think you're going to see a slightly different G2, mostly when it comes to CT sides. I'm a very aggressive player, even on the T side I'm very aggressive, and I think they want to be a bit less structured. They were a really structured team before I came, they wanted to have all the plans, they wanted to know every move, every step they were going to make. That's going to slightly change because, when it comes to the CT side, I'm one of the playmakers, so I'm going to be changing the pace a lot and that kind of stuff. That's going to be totally different from what they had before. I think the biggest reason why they didn't really do it was that they didn't really have a role for that. nexa changed some roles for JaCkz because he couldn't be that kind of player because of communication or something like that, I'm not really sure, so nexa wasn't really comfortable in that kind of star player roles, he was always more of an anchor, he didn't feel natural in that role. That's going to be the biggest change, I'm going to be taking on that kind of role and just be more proactive on that side of the map.

JaCkz or AmaNEk will be on the chopping block before 2021

You've said you haven't had much time together yet. How much can we expect from the team at BLAST this early into the lineup? Have you been able to get at least close to a point where you're confident about your chances?

Yeah, we will have had just three days of practice before the game tomorrow, but I still expect us to do very well. I have high expectations from the beginning, just based on the structure they had before, I believe that was really good, and with me being on the team I'm going to help them in a lot of ways. I think it's going to depend a lot on our first game. If we beat FURIA tomorrow I think we're going to have a really good tournament, but if we lose I think it can maybe ruin our confidence a little bit. But if we start off with a win, I think we're going to have a strong event because every time you change a lineup everything is good in the beginning, the honeymoon period and all that, so I think it's very important that we get a win tomorrow versus FURIA and that it will make our job in the beginning easier. If we lose in the groups, I think that's going to be a disappointment. I think everyone is aware of that when you bring such a player, you expect to do well from the very beginning.

Talking about FURIA, G2 has played them before, but you personally haven't officially. They're well known for taking people off-guard with their playstyle, especially if someone hasn't faced them before. What do you make of the matchup and of the team in general?

Usually, I'm very weak when it comes to that kind of playstyle. I'm not a big fan of those risky plays. I don't even know how G2 played against them, and I also don't know what to expect from FURIA. They were so strong in North America, I don't know if they're actually going to be that strong when they come to Europe. It's going to be fun to see them play in Europe. If they do as well as they did in NA, it's going to be very surprising to me because of their playstyle, but I can't say too much right now about them. We're definitely going to be ready for that playstyle.

NiKo's debut for G2 will take place on Monday at 19:30 in BLAST Premier Fall Series' Group C, where the French-Balkan side will first take on FURIA in the opening round.

France François 'AMANEK' Delaunay
François 'AMANEK' Delaunay
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
France Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
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1.16
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
#4
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Turkey HelmeS
Good luck!
2020-11-01 21:01
9 replies
FaZe wanted ALEX, POG
2020-11-01 22:11
8 replies
and probably Aleksi
2020-11-01 23:08
7 replies
I think he wanted to say karrigan/nexa. There's not a single reason why he won't mention aleksib's name.
2020-11-02 04:06
2 replies
It would've been interesting to see FaZe with ALEX as an IGL. But also, imagine if NiKo and Hunter signed for C9, as he mentioned in the interview? ALEX NiKo Hunter woxic es3tag man, that would've been a colossus indeed
2020-11-02 16:20
1 reply
+1
2020-11-02 19:25
Or may be fallen
2020-11-04 08:57
3 replies
doubt, fallen gave up IGLing to kNg
2020-11-04 09:24
2 replies
#477
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Brazil LILJUMEXD
but we need to agree that kng's calls in x Astralis/Furia was very good given the time they had to practice with the team and the time he's being IGL
2020-11-04 13:03
1 reply
yes no doubt
2020-11-04 13:03
#7
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United Kingdom Doc1569
why didnt they bring in one in fucking hell
2020-11-01 21:02
2 replies
+1 big egoed NiKo wants to prove himself and now he talks shit when he was about to leave the team
2020-11-02 13:36
maybe read
2020-11-02 14:14
glgl
2020-11-01 21:02
0/8
2020-11-01 21:02
ok now go kill
2020-11-01 21:02
no one wanted u to igl -_-
2020-11-01 21:02
22 replies
#17
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Sweden botl0f
/thread
2020-11-01 21:03
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-11-01 21:27
+1
2020-11-01 21:43
And /closed.
2020-11-01 21:57
#141
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Croatia KeZual96
Did you even read anything, he didn't want to igl too, he was forced to do it because no one else wanted to do it. They were looking for other igls too.
2020-11-01 22:00
17 replies
why me read, who read without 420
2020-11-01 22:04
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-11-01 22:27
+1 people dont read before spreading hate
2020-11-02 02:30
Oh and because he says so it means it's 100% true, he didn't want to IGL, but he got karrigan removed without any good replacement, so he is either and idiot or he wanted to IGL. He didn't want to IGL so hard lol. That's why Faze was shitting bed when many good IGLs were available like Aleksib, ALEX, blameF, Lekro etc. But no Niko made Faze sign his washed up bumboy coldzera for crazy money instead of getting decent IGL for half the price. And at the end Kjaerbye was contacted and brought to the team by Niko as well. So what you are saying is just bullshit about looking for IGL, same bullshit Niko is saying all over again and people actually believe him, even tho facts are saying something different. I hope G2 fails so hard with this toxic kiddo. I give kennyS and Jackz max one year before they gonna get replaced by "players Niko wish". Btw Niko now :"I didn't want to IGL so HAAAARD I begged they take it away from me." Not that long ago "NiKo says Aleksib doesn't fit on FaZe"
2020-11-02 03:54
13 replies
#363
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Asia Torsyen
So true
2020-11-02 08:15
#387
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Germany styX448
What the hell dude hahah Alex didnt want to travel as much Aleksib maybe could have fitted but u werent in the server and teamspeak were u to know if he really was the right one. Not every IGL fits every team dude GL putting art in astralis for example
2020-11-02 09:36
7 replies
#395
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
+11111111111111111111111111
2020-11-02 10:21
#398
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Portugal 809
you do know aleksib and alex were just examples right? you're talking like there was noone else available. what about people like msl? also i don't see why any igl wouldn't fit in faze. they're an international team, so the only requirement is speaking english and that's it. now the "what goes on in teamspeak and in the server" argument is fine, but imo niko just didn't want to give up igling, for better or for worse
2020-11-02 10:37
Good job comparing international team with really good english getting EU player, with full brazillian line up and their IGL who’s english is on level of 5th grade. Also about not every IGL fitting team, Faze were doing poorly for really long time so any decent IGL would be better than fucking Niko who doesn’t have idea about IGLing. You have to try the options you have, perfect solution won’t fall from the sky out of nowhere lmao
2020-11-02 12:22
3 replies
#424
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Germany styX448
O was not comparing the communication aspect but the playstyle even though its important. But they tried different IGLs and if they say they didnt fit who are you to comment on that
2020-11-02 13:31
2 replies
How much evidence do people need to even question what was happening? Talking like a fucking sheep its insane. Am i not allowed to question the allmighty Niko? Because everything must be 100% True and Niko is not trying to save his ass after he fucked Faze right in the Face and left after that lol
2020-11-02 19:48
"Tried different IGLS".... Do you mean washed up NEO and Adren? Literal tier 2/3 at this point in their career. FaZe decided to go the NIP/mibr route with constantly replacing the 5th man up until signing Kjaerbye and they always said the same shit "they didn't fit into the team well". When they only gave the 5th player like 2-3 months to play in the team, NiKo just didn't wanna stop IGLing.
2020-11-02 20:22
#494
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Serbia Duff555
Ty for giving me hope not all the people are so close minded here and so full of hatred for people they will never even get to know without proper reasoning
2020-11-10 21:56
#418
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Croatia KeZual96
Yes he wanted to igl in the beginning I understand that, but he was trying to get off that role for a long time. They tried to get alex the deal fell trough, the whole team said that aleksi doesn't fit the team, not just Niko. I don't think that Lekr0 was a good replacement for an igl, and I would say that blameF started to shine in col, not saying he wasn't good before but when he was in heroic they played tier2 teams most of the time.
2020-11-02 12:50
+1. Removed karrigan lul then he doesnt want to be IGL? Lol. Right he will removed KennyS and Jackz just to be replaced by Broky and Rain for sure. LMAO Niko
2020-11-02 19:06
2 replies
tbf Faze was losing for a long time before karrigan got kicked. And he was quite often not contributing at all. Karrigans playstyle didnt really fit in Faze.
2020-11-02 22:17
#495
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Serbia Duff555
What is wrong with u?Can u inform urself once before spreading shit like that,decision for karrigan removal was made before even niko joined and they didnt even try at all for niko to be igl at first only after several failed line ups
2020-11-10 22:18
Gl, hope he top frags now
2020-11-01 21:02
3 replies
I hope so, im hyped up with this G2 line-up
2020-11-01 23:26
1 reply
#397
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Germany styX448
I can see this team working out so well. Imagine having niko in a lurker role and still not missing fire power on the other side of the map because of hunter. But i hope they keep amanek. I think they could need his supportive elements.
2020-11-02 10:35
He still did. He is the highest rated faze player this year. Not broky!!
2020-11-02 02:31
sign kjaerbye and bymas and not igl
2020-11-01 21:02
5 replies
Bymas, kjaerbye, cold, broky
2020-11-01 21:06
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Hungary fasomlul
bymas was stand in idiot
2020-11-01 21:07
Kjaerbye got signed after the were problems with buying Alex, even Niko said it here lol.
2020-11-01 23:27
They tried to find Igl and they didnt join. Did you even read?? 🤦
2020-11-02 02:31
+1. AleksiB and Alex is available before they get Bymas. Lul. They have the chance to get one of them. Niko so many lies...
2020-11-02 19:13
This from the dude that chased IGLs away as a hobby ROFLLL
2020-11-01 21:03
6 replies
well said
2020-11-02 01:50
As he said you all dont know and never will what happens in interior of organizations. They tried desperately to get alex and other igls. Nobody joined and none of his teammates wanted to igl either. You all need to stop with the bullsh*t hate without knowing the whole picture. 🤦🤦 He even said before that karrigan was gonna leave already before he was benched. You all are the reason he felt pressured for every loss faze faced. Everytime he was the one who took blame by retar**d community. Pfff
2020-11-02 02:36
4 replies
What about not getting Aleksib? He was free but THEY said no, and namely NiKo.
2020-11-02 07:57
2 replies
mAn yOu dOn'T kNoW aBoUt ThE IntErIoR oF oRgAnIzAtIonS11!!1! XDDD but fr as an IGL I wouldn't have joined Faze either, after seeing how Niko kicked Karrigan..
2020-11-02 08:41
1 reply
I wOulDn't hAvE JoInEd FaZe EiThEr, aFteR seeINg hOw NiKo kiCKeD KarRiGaN. You could never join them anyway 🤷🤷 the way you think Yeah like niko decided to kick karrigan 🤦🤦
2020-11-02 17:25
Karrigan had mentioned in an interview that the team had begun to question his calls in between rounds which had quite a bad impact on his game. He later on mentioned that faze was going to back him to take the team forward in the way he wanted but then one day the management comes to him and decides to back Niko. So even if karrigan wanted to leave, i feel its because of the circumstances created by Niko. About getting other IGLs Aleksib: it's Niko who has said the team didn't think he was a right fit. Of course we know how that turned out. But have rain, guardian , olof ever hinted at this? Im not asking sarcastically. I don't know if these 3 have ever brought it up in any interview. Neo/Adrien/xizt: they won a couple of events with xizt in the team but i guess nothing worked out with these 3 as well. Yeah i think it became a thing that everytime anything bad happened with faze he took the blame even if he played well. I do however feel that he deserved a large part of it because of the way he handled things.
2020-11-02 09:29
LOL BRO
2020-11-01 21:03
So why didnt he replace olof with igl???
2020-11-01 21:03
11 replies
they didn't have an awper
2020-11-01 21:10
7 replies
broky is a good awp kjaerbye isnt AWPer
2020-11-01 21:13
6 replies
Olof was awping for them before broky, and he will probably be igling . Kjaerbye move was just stupid, they could have picked up Lekr0 at the time
2020-11-01 21:53
5 replies
Could u2 read and know that it seems that the transaction failed so Faze had to get a 5th which was kjaerbye.
2020-11-01 23:28
4 replies
yeah but instead of buying out kjaerbye, they could had gotten a good igl
2020-11-02 01:00
3 replies
They tried with Alex, but the deal fell through, that's what it is known about the subject. There weren't "good" IGLs available by that time neither, AZR was still playing for 100T and Daps isn't a good fragger and was still with geng
2020-11-02 01:49
2 replies
True +11
2020-11-02 02:36
Lekr0 was available. As soon as FaZe picked up Kjaerbye, North signed him up. If only FaZe had been a bit smarter and picked Lekr0 up first. I mean, he isn't an S-Tier IGL by any means, but imo he would've still done a better job with the calls, strats, and anti-strats than NiKo did. What this would've caused in turn was unleash NiKo as an independent player while Lekr0 frags healthily himself. Bringing in YnK also didn't seem to be a move good enough for FaZe, and it seemed, although YnK would've been just fine for the time being, it would've been great if FaZe would've picked up kassad following the 100T disband
2020-11-02 07:05
What igl ?
2020-11-01 21:37
2 replies
msl, or any good igl, FaZe has so much talent that it doesnt matter if the igl cant get a kill
2020-11-02 00:58
1 reply
Maybe even gob b or even zeus xD. There is reaaaaaly a shortage of good IGLs especially in EU.
2020-11-02 23:38
Inb4 being IGL for G2 in 2 months from now LUL
2020-11-01 21:03
and why you take over the igl role from karrigan?
2020-11-01 21:04
4 replies
Because nobody else wanted to do it when karrigan left.
2020-11-02 02:37
3 replies
He took the IGL role before karrigan left.
2020-11-02 13:52
2 replies
Because karrigan was gonna leave even before it was decided to bench him!! Team stopped believing in him.
2020-11-02 17:22
1 reply
Ah, thats why Karrigan said in Interviews that he was about to leave and the Org is backing him. After Niko decided to stay the org magically decided to kick Karrigan lol
2020-11-02 19:55
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Hungary fasomlul
good luck niko
2020-11-01 21:06
G2 and Furia both look really dangerous.. looking forward to their match!
2020-11-01 21:06
SO HE BROUGHT IN KJAERBYE INSTEAD OF AN IGL? EVEN THO HE DIDNT WANT TO IGL?????? WHAT????????????????????????
2020-11-01 21:06
15 replies
Kjarebye was free, he didn't have a buyout or close to nothing buyout, his contract ended with north
2020-11-01 21:23
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Germany I_car
He said they had two options for igl and both failed (one of them was ALEX)
2020-11-01 21:24
5 replies
"both failed" care to explain??
2020-11-02 06:05
4 replies
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Germany I_car
They failed to sign them (or FaZe didn't want to pay)
2020-11-02 08:16
3 replies
Faze didnt want to pay kekkekwkwkwkwwww They failed to sign a free agent bcoz............ They failed to buy any other igl, staying in eu ,bcoz.......... Cmon jermxn i thought you were smart
2020-11-02 08:54
2 replies
#407
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Germany styX448
Who should they have signed then give some solution and do not just hate. Alex didnt want to travel as much so he whouldnt have fitted for that fact already-> negotiations dead
2020-11-02 11:59
#442
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Germany I_car
"free agent" 600k$
2020-11-02 16:04
You think IGLs grow on trees or what ?
2020-11-01 21:25
1 reply
#315
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France cedd
lmao +1 he clearly says he rly wanted ALEX
2020-11-02 03:59
Don't you know how to read? He wanted to sign Alex or another unknown IGL but things didn't worked out, not long after that he decided to leave. It's pretty clear it's a Faze manager thing not something to blame him.
2020-11-01 21:28
3 replies
"NiKo says Aleksib doesn't fit on FaZe" how about this time
2020-11-01 21:58
2 replies
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Croatia KeZual96
It wasn't just up to Niko, the whole team decided he doesn't fit the team
2020-11-01 22:06
This was the only case, lol
2020-11-01 22:22
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France pol44r
Faze being worst org in esports with 100T Expected
2020-11-01 21:28
#405
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Romania decis1ve
they took kjaerbye when niko decided to leave, but played one more month untill they will probably find a replacement
2020-11-02 11:37
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Russia Harvallen
not today
2020-11-01 21:07
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Hungary raffai
GL!!!!! I will absolutely love this G2 roster
2020-11-01 21:07
1 reply
+1
2020-11-01 23:30
So now NiKo can back to top players with dropping 30 bombs each map , let's see
2020-11-01 21:08
so C9 wanted NiKo and Hunter, damn
2020-11-01 21:08
1 reply
Yea that would of been sick with alex woxic damb
2020-11-01 21:55
Damage control. This is next level bullshit. Biggest SNAKE
2020-11-01 21:09
we killed niko :(
2020-11-01 21:09
2 replies
Not us. Other hltv users and rest of csgo's braindead community
2020-11-02 02:40
those haters did, but i guess he is in better place now!
2020-11-09 10:37
#36
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New Zealand SkirmishX
Should've never been IGL tbh, would have been an absolute force to be reckoned with had he not taking up the IGL role
2020-11-01 21:10
1 reply
Then who would?? When nobody wanted to??
2020-11-02 02:41
I DONT WANT TO IGL BUT HEY LETS BRING IN KJAERBYE HAHAHA THIS KID CANT STOP LYING HAHAH
2020-11-01 21:11
16 replies
+1
2020-11-01 21:17
+1
2020-11-01 21:34
+1!
2020-11-01 21:41
Did u read that faze tried alex and someone unknown, but things didint go well??? Stupid?
2020-11-01 21:49
12 replies
Dont mind that kid, his little slow takes hem few days lol
2020-11-01 21:57
2 replies
everything checks out
2020-11-01 22:14
1 reply
Dumbass counter argument as expected from imbecilic hltv haters!! 🤷🤷
2020-11-02 02:42
"NiKo says Aleksib doesn't fit on FaZe" let's bring coldzera
2020-11-01 21:59
1 reply
He's talking about Alex, not about aleksiB mate. Stop hating without a reason and start reading
2020-11-01 23:31
yes thats why u give up, stop trying to find IGLS and make NiKo igl who apparently ''hates it''. lmfao
2020-11-01 22:13
6 replies
U must be mad he left cuz u rain fan lol. He won 10 tournamebt for faze and was 6 time mvp. That says it all.
2020-11-01 22:52
1 reply
+11
2020-11-02 02:43
Well, as a rain fan you should know that rain told Niko to IGL since they couldn't find an IGL after the aleksiB thing.
2020-11-01 23:31
1 reply
Lol true +1
2020-11-02 02:43
Now rain is gonna suck even more which is why it makes sense that you are butthurt coz faze's hard carry left!!
2020-11-02 02:44
Butthurt now that rain is alone xD.
2020-11-02 05:35
niko>niko
2020-11-01 21:11
#41
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Denmark VojenZ
It showed on their playstyle and results.
2020-11-01 21:13
Could've gotten Aleksib KEKW
2020-11-01 21:13
3 replies
i think has more to do with niko wanting to be the strongman personality than anything else. the fucker just wants to feel in charge, but he realized faze was a dead horse.
2020-11-02 00:51
2 replies
Definitely, i think I also remembered allu talking trash about aleksib, which could have swayed nikos decision
2020-11-02 01:50
1 reply
+1
2020-11-02 04:27
#44
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Albania vapeh
Man, I'm so excited for tomorrow!! Let's get that W #G2ARMY
2020-11-01 21:14
6 replies
cringe
2020-11-01 21:15
cringe
2020-11-01 21:28
#173
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Turkey varyS
cringe
2020-11-01 22:15
disgusting
2020-11-01 22:26
+1 The finals should be astralis vs g2 Fk NA and SA bots
2020-11-01 22:27
1 reply
#369
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India skyl4rk
+62
2020-11-02 08:50
#45
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Malaysia Suno[t]
LETS GO POGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
2020-11-01 21:14
Cry more bot n1ko
2020-11-01 21:14
1 reply
get a life, he can buy your whole family
2020-11-09 10:38
since kicking karrigan they have had 5 chances to bring up normal igl so he should just shut the fuck up that he couldnt take igling anymore. he fcked up and he should just admit like a real man
2020-11-01 21:14
18 replies
Who ? Lekro , hampus and daps ? LMAO great IGLs.
2020-11-01 21:30
17 replies
Aleksib, ALEX, Golden, now AZR, etc. maybe use your brain for once
2020-11-01 21:47
8 replies
He has nothing to do with AZR as he wad already supposed to leave when AZR was available. He already said alex was aproached but the deal fell through. Allu told FaZe not to pick aleksi and there must have been a reason so they didn't. I dunno when golden was available but I'm pretty sure he signed a 5 year deal with fnatic a year or 2 ago , he wouldn't just leave.
2020-11-01 21:49
7 replies
Yeah, but if he stayed for a bit longer he could've gotten AZR very easily Fair enough. Where the fuck did you get that from LOL Golden was kicked from fnatic at around the same time as karrigan was kicked from FaZe, FaZe could've easily signed Golden before C9 did. #119 listed many more great IGLs I couldn't think of, nexa for example would've been huge, lekr0 is underrated, BlameF would've been perfect... EDIT: nexa and blameF joined G2/coL much later than FaZe kicked karrigan so they could've easily gotten them, but NiKo being egoistic as per usual prevented that
2020-11-01 21:57
4 replies
I could understand why he would stay for alex but is AZR really worth slipping on the opportunity to play with his cousin which was his dream ? I'm pretty sure thorin said this about allu and have seen a lot of people say this as well so its probably true. I remember the golden kick , he was a young and inexperienced IGL and for a hungry 2018 FaZe , I could see why they didn't pick him up. As for the rest , I don't know if lekr0 would be an upgrade as an IGL but seing how he went to north I don't think he wanted to continue as an IGL. Nexa was poached by g2 right after the major and blamef would have picked col even with an offer from FaZe.
2020-11-01 22:00
3 replies
Maybe yes, maybe not, this G2 roster isn't guaranteed to work out You don't have any proof and imagine believing thorin lol, I have never seen anyone say this With that logic no team would ever be good Lekr0 still wanted to IGL back then afaik Nexa signed with G2 on the 30th of September, 2019 and FaZe benched karrigan on the 16th of December, 2018... coL would've probably still been able to afford to buyout blameF from FaZe, but FaZe wouldn't have had to accept
2020-11-01 22:09
2 replies
I don't think it's about if this g2 will work out , he just wants to play with hNt. I have seen bunch of people on HLTV mention this about allu , NiKo said in an interview he asked around to see if aleksi would fit (probably talked to allu since he is good friends with him). Golden makes sense now but in 2018 not really. Lekro might have wanted to IGL but is as average as NiKo , he ain't no upgrade and also calls around himself a lot , just compare his stats now that he only rifles. Again , same as golden , nexa makes sense now but in 2018 ? Did yall even know nexa existed before that 2019 major ? And i'm pretty sure nexa became an IGL only around 2019 when the major happened. BlameF could have joined FaZe before coL but I don't even know if he was an IGL back in 2018.I just remember people talking about how insane he was and how he will become the next astralis player or smth.
2020-11-01 22:17
1 reply
Fair enough. Well they could've at least TRIALED him, how do you make a decision based on other's opinions lol. AdreN made more sense I'm guessing? LMAO Fair enough. But I still think Lekr0 is underrated. Yeah I did, he was a beast in Imperial/Valiance/Cr4zy... you think getting washed up AdreN/NEO was a better idea? He was an IGL in Heroic since he's been on that team so yeah nah
2020-11-01 22:20
>NiKo says Aleksib doesn't fit on FaZe >Allu told FaZe not to pick aleksi
2020-11-01 22:02
1 reply
"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." He has asked around , meaning allu told them not to for an x reason and they reached a conclusion that he isn't the right fit.
2020-11-01 22:06
they could have signed all this igls: aleksib, alex, hampus,azr, acilon, hunden, daps, lekro, nexa, (neo), Zeus, BlameF, +all tier 3 igls with low buyout prices
2020-11-01 21:49
7 replies
#120 Yeah sure they could have picked up some tier 3 na IGL but we are not talking about hellraisers here , we are talking about FaZe. Hunden , hampus , daps , acilion , lekro wouldn't be an upgrade as IGLs ever. Zeus was never an option , blamef was tied by col for a long time , nexa was poached by g2 ages ago. None of these were real options.
2020-11-01 21:51
5 replies
"Hunden , hampus , daps , acilion , lekro wouldn't be an upgrade as IGLs ever." better than niko
2020-11-01 22:04
4 replies
Hunden is a better IGL but crap firepower , , daps same , acilion same , hampus isn't that much better and also crap firpower , lekro is just as average as NiKo.
2020-11-01 22:07
3 replies
"better IGL" <-that's enough faze have lots of firepower no need igl to frag
2020-11-01 22:11
2 replies
Fair enough. But seeing the meta of fragging IGLs almost all the teams are running away from low fragging IGLs. I'm pretty sure karrigan is the only surviving one.
2020-11-01 22:18
every top team nowadays has lots of firepower and a good fragging igl, its not 2016 anymore
2020-11-01 22:51
Daps was in Gen.G and not having good results, blameF had a rlly nice offer from complexity, Nexa was already in the G2's eyes so faze had no chance whatsoever, Hampuus was non-existent, Hunden IGL? He was coaching lmao dude, he was useless as IGL since he was good reading but he was a bot. AciloN? Wtf mate, other non very existent IGL, Zeus literally retired and they got NEO but it didn't work out There you have all IGLs you named.
2020-11-01 23:38
#48
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Netherlands MadNelis
FaZe probably didn't want to spend the money on ALEX it seems like.
2020-11-01 21:14
1 reply
#48 replies until someone shows normal iq. According to him, it wasn't just ALEX, there was another IGL, but people still blame him when Faze managers don't want to do their job.
2020-11-01 21:31
This is exactly how he treated karrigan.. oh the karma and the irony.
2020-11-01 21:15
#57
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Romania own420
not gonna sound like a hater but this is like the karrigan situation in faze he was under pressure
2020-11-01 21:17
#60
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Estonia qoznyyy
gl in g2 xoxo both teams should be better now
2020-11-01 21:21
#61
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Chile gentleeH
niko goat! #1 2020 player for sure
2020-11-01 21:18
1 reply
not now
2020-11-01 22:13
NIKO: "I WAS DONE WITH BEING THE IGL EVEN BEFORE I DECIDED TO LEAVE FAZE; I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE" THE REASON WHY I THROWED KARRIGAN OUT, HE WAS THE REASON WE FAULT IT, AND I THOUGHT I COULD BECOME A BETTER IGL THAN HIM. I FIND OUT THAT IT WAS ALSO MY FAULT, AND THEN I ALSO FIND OUT THAT I SHOULD NEVER HAVE THROWN KARRIGAN CSGO OUT ,,, AND NOW I GO AFTER THE SHIP IS AWAY UNDER THE WATER, I A LOSER.
2020-11-01 21:19
3 replies
nice mental breakdown lmao
2020-11-01 21:53
#131
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India Smauxx
ENGLISH ME TEACH PLS
2020-11-01 21:54
you need some help
2020-11-01 22:41
At least you learned your lesson bro, good luck in the future
2020-11-01 21:19
3 replies
What leason? The guy has the biggest EGO in cs. Was a shitty IGL, and then abandoned the team.
2020-11-01 22:10
Has he though? He says he likes that nexa is an open IGL since he thinks has a lot to offer him. How long before he starts trying to take over from nexa?. Hopefully he has learned his lesson and playing with nexa and hunter can keep him in line but i'm not confident he has.
2020-11-01 22:44
1 reply
I dont think he will try to kick nexa unless nexa suddenly becomes a bot and terrible igl. And also in this team coach has the authority, so even if niko didnt learn his lesson, it wont matter anyway
2020-11-01 23:25
GL
2020-11-01 21:20
Hello Niko. Didn't read but HF earning money. You're one of the best in csgo
2020-11-01 21:19
why not pay the same buyout and money to get a decent IGL from other teams that you payed for Coldzera and Kjearbye ? oh wait ,they are your friends. WHy didnt you get another coach insteaf of Yanko if you feel your coaches werent that great according to yourself ? oh wait , another friend. what the fuck is he saying here ?
2020-11-01 21:21
5 replies
i believe they didnt pay much for kjaerbye
2020-11-01 21:34
4 replies
but Cold did cost freaking 2M and didnt even perform half of that so far.
2020-11-01 21:35
3 replies
at blast, cold was fucking great, really enjoyed watching him tbh, but when niko was there, he was ruined, in the future, if faze gets an igl, they will surely win alot with GODzera, AUGbye, awp god and younger clutcher broky, and one of the best aimers in csgo rain, i believe they could be a godlike team with the right igl
2020-11-01 21:38
2 replies
#139
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Portugal MrPato
+1 Even Cold said in a recent interview that He felt that the team was playing for NiKo more than anything else. This recent games, although they lost, showed some potential in them as a team, Cold can be a beast If you let him do his own game and not put him in a position where He doesn’t feel confortable. And He showed that recently even with him being IGL which is obviously not his main role
2020-11-01 21:59
+1
2020-11-02 00:59
"I was done with being the IGL even before I decided to leave FaZe; I just couldn't take it anymore" Maybe you should have signed an IGL then instead of your best mate Coldzera and any free 5th man (Kjaerbye, AdreN, Bymas etc...) Man I hate how NiKo refuses to take any responsibility at all even when he knows he is responsible for the issues. Imagine if the rumoured roster actually happened.... AleksiB Broky Olofmeister Rain NiKo Or Even: Alex Rain NiKo Broky Coldzera
2020-11-01 21:23
what a god
2020-11-01 21:24
#76
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United Kingdom novaseer
-kennyS +GuardiaN and then we have triple Kovac team
2020-11-01 21:25
1 reply
fakin ladislav cyka kovacs
2020-11-01 21:43
faze will be better off without
2020-11-01 21:27
#80
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Europe darkoplax
Great article
2020-11-01 21:28
#86
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Serbia LtN))
gl
2020-11-01 21:29
Well... You've done that to yourself and you're not even admitting your fcked up. Grow up a bit, it's not the community's fault you failed as an IGL. You could have picked up MSL, ALEX, AleksiB, cadiaN (before the Heroic move) and blameF. Admit you fucked up and move on, signing cold and then Bymas/Kjaebye... come on. Sad for AmaNEk and/or JaCkz these two had their potential limited when they switched to an international team and now they're on the chopping block with little opportunities to bounce back.
2020-11-01 21:30
#92
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Venezuela yadontsay
"There won't be any clashes. If nexa wants me to shut the fuck up and not say anything, I will do it." that's to be seen. and pretty much some of the things he said are a little ????? idk ppl,,,
2020-11-01 21:32
Just follow nexa's instructions, be humble and you will lift trophies. Good luck
2020-11-01 21:34
So basically Mr. Niko not accepting his failures and accusing the Faze management for the disastrous performances. If he really want to perform at the top of his game he needs to forget about IGL for the next two years atleast and focus on his tactical skills, listen to the G2's coach . I hope Niko you better play for the results than play for the stats and frags unlike like your career in Faze. The only egoistic kid who ruined faze clan is you Niko! first you kicked out Karrigan, then took the IGL role, then kicked GuardiaN, and since you have been failing consistently , no other choice but to leave the team for good. I hope you forgot the past and restart with G2 at new and different mindset.
2020-11-01 21:41
2 replies
+1 lol
2020-11-01 22:23
Mr ChoKo *
2020-11-01 22:27
ok men
2020-11-01 21:38
#103
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Poland kvvach
so bullshit interviwev he still think hes ok igl and blame other for failure. also funnyy how he say that ynk had nothing to say in team
2020-11-01 21:38
"OUR goal is to have ME, nexa, kenny, and huNter, and THEN to just have AmaNEk and JaCkz play the same role on every map to see how they're going to fit in those roles." AmaNEk and JaCkz feels :/
2020-11-01 21:46
1 reply
I mean that's obviously expected, ama and jackz are the weakest elos on G2
2020-11-01 22:02
gl
2020-11-01 21:47
#123
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Portugal MrPato
From what i understood from this interview, seems like He didn’t want to move from FaZe to G2 and only did it because of his cousin? And He was kinda hoping He would choose C9 over G2? Wow, what a great way to start your journey on a new team. Although i fucking hate G2 as an org (nothing to do with the players) that’s just wrong to say “ohh yeah I’m only here for my cousin, If He leaves i’ll most probably leave aswell” Why didn’t He just brought Hunter to FaZe If that was the case? It’s not that i would like that idea although thinking Hunter is a beast of a player, that would only mean that NiKo would have stayed as IGL and there wouldn’t be room for another one. I honestly think this move was more in favor of FaZe than G2.
2020-11-01 21:52
8 replies
lmao learn to read, that's not what he said
2020-11-01 21:55
7 replies
#158
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Portugal MrPato
“ If they didn't have all those things, I'm pretty sure we'd both be on Cloud9” - with “all those things” being related to Hunter’s decision regarding RMR Points, the fact that Hunter was used to the team structure, etc... and If they didn’t have that, they would have switched to C9 “in the end, the reason why I decided to go with G2 was just that he wanted to stay [in G2]” I know most of the time Spanish people have a hard time understanding another language other than Spanish, you’re like the USA of Europe, so it’s fine, hope you could understand the article better now
2020-11-01 22:10
4 replies
Ouch!
2020-11-01 22:13
let's just cherry pick whatever suits my shitty theory and call it a day like I said, lear to read you conceited fuck or go back to favela where you belong
2020-11-01 22:16
2 replies
very nice argument you def convinced me there, just admit you fucked up and move along
2020-11-01 22:18
1 reply
I'm not really surprised you can't even reply to the proper post. Expected from danish cuck
2020-11-01 22:20
thats exactly what he said, the irony
2020-11-01 22:15
#371
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India skyl4rk
Hi J.E.
2020-11-02 08:53
More delusional bullshit from this guy
2020-11-01 21:52
1 reply
+1 LOL
2020-11-01 22:27
#125
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Greece 1926
who do you guys think he wanted to bring to faze after the deal with alex fell through? (the one he didn't want to name)
2020-11-01 21:52
2 replies
I was thinking Fallen, but at that time mibr was still a thing, so I'm kinda clueless rn
2020-11-01 22:03
they probably inquired about gla1ve but got told to fuck off
2020-11-01 22:15
Jesus christ, can this guy please just take responsibility for destroying every team he's been on so far?
2020-11-01 21:53
2 replies
nah it was karrigans fault and after niko kicked him the poor guy was "forced" to igl. then seemingly failed to bring in a new igl for two years. LMAO
2020-11-01 22:17
1 reply
No potential IGL for FaZe wanted sit next to a NiKo who constantly let's everyone know that he thinks he knows better.
2020-11-01 22:37
He realized on August what everyone has been saying for years, LMAO. This interview is just a joke.
2020-11-01 21:54
1 reply
+1 he is so freaking dumb tbh
2020-11-01 22:26
"NiKo doesn't expect there to be any clashes with nexa"...... That I don`t believe, in a few weeks, he is going to feel like he owns the team, just like he did in Faze.
2020-11-01 22:01
1 reply
He did actually own FaZe at least the CSGO related FaZe part i guess
2020-11-01 23:14
NICE EXCUSE LUL I DONT WANT TO IGL BUT KICKS KARRIGAN, AND THEN KEEPS SIGNING BOTS INSTEAD OF AN IGL
2020-11-01 22:05
*excuses* typical ChoKo, 0 responsibility for his actions, blaming others. before Karrigan was the main reason, now he denies his own decisions to be IGL
2020-11-01 22:07
now to ruin G2 and to end into cloud9 with hunter later
2020-11-01 22:07
1 reply
Hahah I can see that happening.
2020-11-01 22:59
then pick up an igl...?
2020-11-01 22:07
Looking forward to the game tomorrow!
2020-11-01 22:10
Hmmm, this is either going to go really REALLY well or really REALLY badly. My money's on badly unfortunately.
2020-11-01 22:10
2 replies
+1 on the first part, +0 on the second, I'm split 50/50.
2020-11-01 22:24
+1
2020-11-01 22:25
tbh kinda wanted a longer interview including all of the struggles in FaZe not just 90% G2 stuff still great read though
2020-11-01 22:13
he should play with fallen fer taco lots of excuse but definitely not his fault
2020-11-01 22:13
what a shitty person
2020-11-01 22:15
1 reply
+1
2020-11-01 22:25
#174
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Turkey varyS
FURIA will 32-0 them anyways
2020-11-01 22:16
expected from NiKola "twofaced" Toileto
2020-11-01 22:18
he sounds very cocky in this interview lol and also sounds like he does not give a fuck about the rest of G2, he just wants to play with his cousin
2020-11-01 22:19
2 replies
he has huge ego, but probably small pipi
2020-11-01 22:25
Yeah he sounds so immature for some reason.
2020-11-02 15:56
CS:GO community can be composed of the greatest human being I've ever met and... Also by living human garbage that can only cope with their pathetic lives by trash talkin in social media and sending hate towards people who are actually living and trying to be the best version of themselves. NiKo and everyone else in this community deserves a basic amount of respect independently of their performance, it should be above obvious. "Whatever we did, I was the one to be blamed [by the community] for every game that we lost, it was because of me, that I called bad... No one really knew the inside picture, what was happening inside of the team" This... This is shameful, disgusting.
2020-11-01 22:20
1 reply
"Truth doesn't hurt. It is only pride that hurts after hearing the truth." Shameful is give an interview to talk like a politician placing the blame on everything except you, own your shit m8 like an honest person would do. It would certainly improve the image we have of him.
2020-11-01 23:26
#189
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Asia loveall
I hope they keep both amanek and jackz.
2020-11-01 22:23
Such an interesting interview ! If Niko is going to play as lurker then they should keep JackZ as entry. Also for me Jackz is better as an anchor on ct side. Excited to see what will happen with this G2 squad
2020-11-01 22:32
In 2 months Niko Will be the IGL, as he said he wants to keep having large input how the team plays, he will soon take over totally. Mark my words
2020-11-01 22:34
1 reply
... you are so naive
2020-11-01 22:43
He’ll be the IGL by the end of the year
2020-11-01 22:36
looking forward to watching g2 now
2020-11-01 22:37
#205
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Europe Gigska
turn to ruined g2
2020-11-01 22:37
Just telling people what they want to hear. He’ll be the igl and get YnK as coach in a couple of months as usual.
2020-11-01 22:42
6 replies
toxic
2020-11-01 22:44
5 replies
I agree. Niko is so toxic. Nobody has ruined more star players than him.
2020-11-01 22:51
4 replies
Not NiKo is toxic, but the csgo community is toxic
2020-11-02 11:31
3 replies
Csgo community is toxic like you and Niko.
2020-11-02 12:42
2 replies
expected from Germany to hate other players
2020-11-02 13:07
1 reply
You’re so toxic.
2020-11-02 13:16
#218
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Brunei cyLoL
Niko not sting mind enough for igl just prove with his comments
2020-11-01 22:54
As per usual. "Not my fault, didnt wanna do it, it was complicated, i couldnt take it anymore". GL tho in g2
2020-11-01 22:58
Love him or hate him, karrigan was FaZe.
2020-11-01 23:03
this article was google translated from somewhere?
2020-11-01 23:03
#230
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Germany shimmy227
"I was reading so many bad things about myself and the team. Whatever I opened, I could see some trash-talking directed at me" mens we have power i.redd.it/0d7f8y0174tx.png
2020-11-01 23:14
Narcissistic Oo
2020-11-01 23:15
Pretty sure when he becomes the best player of G2 he will try to get one of the FaZe players in i guess At least he will ask to replace jackz/amanek or even kennyS to main AWP himself
2020-11-01 23:16
#239
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Serbia DjapeZ
He know he is big when he has so many haters
2020-11-01 23:28
2 replies
since when arrogance and pride make you great?
2020-11-02 02:32
1 reply
#474
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Serbia DjapeZ
U see , big big big
2020-11-03 23:32
lmao blaming others for his failure. Fragile betacooq
2020-11-01 23:29
finally niko gonna play not coordinate
2020-11-01 23:37
What a hypocrite cunt. He cries about people blaming him for FaZe being bad, yet he blamed and kicked karrigan for the very same reason. I wonder if he's a psychopath or something.
2020-11-01 23:42
3 replies
its just alluniko syndrome. delusional people that think they can lead people, but have no abilities to do so.
2020-11-02 00:53
so damn true
2020-11-14 00:30
so damn true
2020-11-14 00:30
#252
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Poland SebL
It's really sad that ppl blamed NiKo for everything that went wrong in FaZe, I just feel so bad for him. And I would prefer G2 to keep AmaNEk instead of JaCkz, I feel like he will fit this team better and he is just better player overall for me. And is G2 playing match vs FURIA with NiKo, because the official lineup is their old lineup, and I'm just wondering.
2020-11-01 23:42
4 replies
He turned his team against karrigan to be igl by himself. Then denied every replacement igl. Then cry he has to igl. Ofc it is all his fault. People blame the right person
2020-11-02 01:07
3 replies
#291
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Poland SebL
He got tired of being an IGL, so he wanted FaZe to get a new one, but they couldn't do it, so he left. Ppl shouldn't blame one person for everything that was going on in FaZe, he wasn't making every decision by himself or anything like that.
2020-11-02 02:12
#408
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Germany styX448
U comment that everywhere but not show any proof. Who said he convinced his team to kick karrigan and that he was the only one to decide on the igl. I dont even expect an answer from u german ****
2020-11-02 12:09
1 reply
Read all his interview the last 3 years. I don't expect that you read them noob
2020-11-02 12:11
Yeah bro you should've never tried to igl. Mightve won a couple things
2020-11-01 23:57
GL Niko hunter nexa kennyS
2020-11-02 00:02
Man good for him, good if now he will do what he likes. Nobody can't deny that this guy is a beast, so what better than see him playing full potential and not renegated to a dislikable role for him. Best of luck to this guy.
2020-11-02 00:04
He was stupid to try igl. igl role is for smart people.
2020-11-02 00:05
2 replies
#318
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France cedd
the problem was getting rid of karrigan. very stupid decision
2020-11-02 04:01
1 reply
both 10 iq decisions
2020-11-02 19:09
Love you man wish you the best moving forward. NiKo fanboi ride or die! #G2ARMY
2020-11-02 00:12
Whatever ch0k0 but please dont destroy this team as well.
2020-11-02 00:17
Good luck
2020-11-02 00:22
Oh my god we could have had C9 NiKo and Hunter wtffff
2020-11-02 00:22
2 replies
+1 just imagine it
2020-11-02 01:13
1 reply
Dude C9 Alex, woxic, Hunter, NiKo, and Es3tag. What a lineup
2020-11-02 15:00
#265
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France Uexo
Ok so Jackz and Amanek fighting for which role, like support ? (jackz wtf) entry ? (amanek wtf)
2020-11-02 00:24
This is his change to get redemption : if he can stay as a simple player as he claims then perhaps the community will have less grudge against him.
2020-11-02 00:26
Furia 2 x 0
2020-11-02 00:41
#269
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China L1bramtaR
when karrigan was on the team,the only problem was they can't really beat Astralis but all the rest is EZ,they kicked karrigan for the sake of being NO.1 but the reality is that faze became a trash team.
2020-11-02 00:45
1 reply
Karrigan was the one sensible guy in that team...they kicked the brains and so the brawn just withered away
2020-11-02 01:09
Snak0 playing the victim card here lmao
2020-11-02 01:04
Niko your own fault. You are the most wasted money in whole esports scene.
2020-11-02 01:05
2 replies
#317
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France cedd
he is top 3 player statistically of 2020 lmao, dumb fuck
2020-11-02 04:00
1 reply
Third by baiting 4 players with his bad igl. He did the same in mouz. Don't cry when nexa and KennyS are gone from your flair
2020-11-02 04:21
As if he won't be back to igling in a few months, he literally can't help himself. I literally can't see G2 being any better with this tosser.
2020-11-02 01:11
"But I'm really happy that I have nexa now, who will be the IGL, and I'm really happy that he's really open to getting help, as well. He reminds me of karrigan a lot, in that he wants to get help from teammates and I can have really good input on how we should play on another side of the map. I'm really happy that nexa isn't a strict IGL who needs to have everything his way because I believe I can help him a lot. " This will become a Meme next year.
2020-11-02 01:22
1 reply
+1
2020-11-02 04:26
Shame my least favourite player is no longer on my least favourite org
2020-11-02 01:22
#285
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Europe t.o.p
Ok
2020-11-02 01:35
"There was one more option that I won't mention that we didn't get either, " Who's the other igl they were about to get? I am new to the scene help me
2020-11-02 02:57
#309
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Sweden MaNiHa
how has niko never played against furia before
2020-11-02 02:57
cool interview!
2020-11-02 03:03
nexa reminds him of karrigan and that didn't end well at all
2020-11-02 03:21
gl NiKo! let nexa IGL! ;)
2020-11-02 03:37
omg kenny is so tall wtf
2020-11-02 03:48
#316
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France cedd
so many of you clowns posting comments without even reading. he clearly says he wished they got an IGL (alex or someone else) and they couldnt
2020-11-02 03:59
1 reply
There is a reason why people struggle to trust his words. He and his team had 2 years to sign an IGL, yet for whatever reason they couldn't. Not to mention they could have easily sign AleksiB, but decided to listen to allu instead.
2020-11-02 04:12
Highlights of his interview 1. Hunter and I wanted to join C9 but Hunter wanted to stay. 2. Nexa is like Karrigan, he has given me full flexibility. Even I am helping him with calls but my role does not allow much info and if he asks me to "shut the fuck up" I will. (I am gonna throw him out as well and become IGL again) 3. I was forced to igl. I was blamed for everything so I left. 4. We wanted to bring in Alex and one more guy(name not reveiled) and when it did not work out I made my mind to leave. 5. Gonna play CT playmaker. Lurker and T side aggressive.
2020-11-02 04:24
NiKo was done as IGL even before he left mouz for FaZe.
2020-11-02 04:23
#330
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United States xcalibot
You know NikO you should have just shut the fuck up long time ago and let karrigan do the igl. We know karrigan is shit on aiming but he got the brainz. One of the reason why you guys lost eleague major was because you fucking choked so hard. you have negative k-d. even olofmeister fucking carried you. You were supposed to be the star of the team, not a fucking deadweight. Goddamnit dude you fuckking mess up faze, and you left the sinking boat. dont give me the " Iwant to play my cousin" reason. just stfu. you mess up, you fuck so hard. fucking cunt inb4 "how much" i didnt bet on faze or anything, i just fucking hate niko for this interview
2020-11-02 04:59
6 replies
Triggered bot. How much ?
2020-11-02 05:39
4 replies
#365
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United States xcalibot
cry is free faze fan
2020-11-02 08:37
3 replies
Lmao , I can see who's crying bot. Look #330 omg you're so hurt xD.
2020-11-02 09:25
2 replies
#392
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United States xcalibot
Speaking facts means crying? flair truly checks out HAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-11-02 10:00
1 reply
#379 Try harder mens, not even a nt smh.
2020-11-02 10:01
+1
2020-11-02 09:36
Oh no... Based on the interview jacky will be out :< like why? :<
2020-11-02 05:37
3 replies
Amanek is a great support player.
2020-11-02 08:09
Hunter entry tho
2020-11-02 08:11
1 reply
but I want jacky to win major with g2
2020-11-02 13:21
Best of luck Niko, legend!
2020-11-02 05:40
GL NiKo. When you've so many haters, it means you're doing well. Go get 'em bro.
2020-11-02 05:40
he kicked the igl because he thought he could igl, realized he couldnt so he left a sinking ship. imagine how selfish of a person you have to be to think thats acceptable. he's so dumb and now hes going to ruin g2, but tbh they're already doing pretty bad now so who cares what happens.
2020-11-02 07:05
#368
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Russia NOD777
What a pussy. You could have aleksib but decided to be igl YOURSELF and then you are just done? I hate this piece of garbage even more. The world not spins around you, ego shit
2020-11-02 08:47
2 replies
+1
2020-11-02 09:34
Especially since he's not even a good or smart player. S1mple is a bit toxic and has ego but still not as much as trash NiKo and S1mple at least has skill to back it up.
2020-11-02 09:36
"I think everyone is aware of that when you bring SUCH A PLAYER, you expect to do well from the very beginning." Wow, this dude really has the biggest ego :)
2020-11-02 08:51
1 reply
Even though he's conplete garbage. His decent stats is all because of baiting and setting himself up in all the easy roles while ruining the careers of everyone he plays with. No team will ever be no.1 with this overrated trash player.
2020-11-02 09:33
#373
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
It's not a better team than faze and it won't be either
2020-11-02 08:57
"He reminds me of karrigan a lot". Nexa, be careful, you know what Niko did to karrigan :D
2020-11-02 09:04
"If nexa wants me to shut the fuck up and not say anything, I will do it." "I'm one of the playmakers, so I'm going to be changing the pace a lot and that kind of stuff." RIP G2. 2019-2020
2020-11-02 09:09
all the hatred got to him eventually. Was to be expected. I dont even think he was a bad IGL, he did a decent job and many strats looked reeeally good but sometimes they gave away crucial rounds because of bad calls and bad individual decisions. I sill wonder why they didnt get ALEX sooner. It sounded to me that they wanted to get a new IGL in august. Why august? They should have looked for a new one way sooner... Overall bad decisions made by Faze overall. I didnt like the coldzera move and i didnt like the kjarbye move. Made no sense at all and the results show that Faze lacks structure and an overall plan where to go with this lineup. G2 will be a banger with niko and I just hope the best for rain and broky
2020-11-02 09:22
12 replies
no
2020-11-02 09:41
Alex was too expensive for faze
2020-11-02 14:56
10 replies
instead they pay 2 M for cold. lmao
2020-11-02 15:38
9 replies
not enougt money left maybe... they wanted to buy alex but vitality price was too expensive
2020-11-02 16:03
8 replies
i doubt that alexs buyout was higher than coldzeras Faze did some bad decisions regarding their roster imo
2020-11-02 16:04
7 replies
it was 600K if i remember but faze wanted 400k .. it s something like that.. i might be a little wrong but the info was not secret
2020-11-02 16:06
6 replies
that info is probably false as far as i know there is no public info about Fazes approach to alexs buyout. If so, please provide source
2020-11-02 16:07
5 replies
it was revealed by vitality or guys close to vitality , maybe 1pv .. on twitter you may find, they tried to get alex , negocatiaon tought time but didin t end
2020-11-02 16:08
1pv.fr/fr/news/93460-faze-interested-by-.. you can find more online, maybe with 1pv.. so yes they make really bad choice but alex was way over rated cause carried hard by zywoo
2020-11-02 16:12
3 replies
ty for sauce bro
2020-11-02 16:12
2 replies
no problem man
2020-11-02 16:18
1 reply
nowadays everyone just saying bullshit you cant trust at all so i didnt believe u at first ^^
2020-11-02 19:05
"He reminds me of karrigan a lot". Rip nexa - 2021
2020-11-02 09:26
2 replies
Niko: I'm really happy that Nexa isn't a strict IGL who needs to have everything his way because I believe I can help him a lot. feb 2021 Niko take over IGL on G2
2020-11-02 09:41
1 reply
+1 some people can't read kekw
2020-11-09 10:39
I just don't "feel" this team. Ex-YU trio, and all of the sudden french must kinda feel pushed out of "historically" their own organization. Amanek and jackz fighting for their lives and kennyS kinda only french there. They are not known for their good English anyway and the trio are probably going to be talking their own language in tough situations, so I don't see how this is going to work.
2020-11-02 09:45
1 reply
2 players that do not understand you seems like a lot, I think they are aware of this but idk, we'll see I suppose.
2020-11-02 10:58
biggest snake in the game
2020-11-02 10:07
Will Niko play vs furia?
2020-11-02 10:23
1 reply
Depends on maps i guess, top 2 french sides now playing people around maps.
2020-11-02 10:42
#402
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Other KlNG
after few months NIKO: "FROM NOW ON NEXA WON'T BE THE IN-GAME LEADER"
2020-11-02 11:03
Niko on Nexa; “He reminds me of Karrigan ...” ... Time’s up Nexa ... - better look for a new team, cause We all know what comes next ... G2 implosion is inbound ... Question is, if Hunter has enough braincells to comprehend what is about to go Down ...
2020-11-02 11:10
>Tired being IGL >hired shakerbye Two faces kovac
2020-11-02 11:51
Watch niko destroy yet another team. He will be fine following nexa until they lose their first tournament then his egomania will take over and he will start teaching everyone how to play because in his mind he is the genius of cs and only he knows how the game is supposed to be played. He should look at his history and learn that he doesn't know shit about how to run a team. He has to accept that he needs to be led and taught by someone with a clue.
2020-11-02 12:26
1 reply
Some people are just delusional.
2020-11-09 18:36
Good luck niko i hope you find your zone in g2 and shines even more now.
2020-11-02 12:34
1 reply
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-11-07 22:21
Lmaoooo What a lie what a lie what a lie
2020-11-02 13:03
On Faze everything started from benching karrigan
2020-11-02 13:29
#426
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Niko calling out YOU! The toxic cs fanbase (mostly kids tbh)
2020-11-02 13:38
Destroys his team with his IGLing then leaves when he doesn't want to do it anymore - Sure hope G2 knows what kind of player they're getting.
2020-11-02 13:52
When does nexa gets fired so niko can igl, swap players and move to the next team?????????? Guy is imposter, destroy teams from inside lol
2020-11-02 15:53
#440
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Finland jUPPE!
"I was reading so many bad things about myself and the team. Whatever I opened, I could see some trash-talking directed at me, about me being the IGL, about the team playing badly, about Kjaerbye's signing, and all that kind of stuff." Well done HLTV.
2020-11-02 16:00
He got coldzera in and now basically dumped him. Classic niko.
2020-11-02 17:57
#455
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Europe dip6o
You've brought it on yourself with your ego mate
2020-11-02 18:48
blame is never his lmao, one of the biggest chokers in history, a team destroyer, just wait and see him blaming g2 players after a while LMAO he will have good kd, bait his ass off, and will blame his mates
2020-11-02 18:52
#457
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Norway apx-
Cool story, snake
2020-11-02 19:01
Dear Niko We wont forgive you sincerely, the community
2020-11-02 19:18
6 replies
No need to forgive Niko, you just suck and are salty
2020-11-03 01:50
1 reply
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-11-05 03:24
Niko earning 100k a month and one of the most skilled player, why do you think he needs your forgiveness?
2020-11-09 10:41
3 replies
100k monthly????// source?
2020-11-09 18:28
2 replies
His twitch steam.
2020-11-10 08:33
1 reply
0/8
2020-11-10 18:36
Now NiKo will pop heads again like in FPL ladies and gentelmen :D
2020-11-02 22:20
fuck valorant
2020-11-03 01:43
Valorant gae
2020-11-04 13:06
#482
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Sweden LordZoft
HE IS A BIATCH
2020-11-07 21:03
Even before he started his IGL days where over. And calling karriG underrated just shows that u Can be really good at some parts of the game and still dont have a clue.
2020-11-09 18:26
#496
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Sweden TomPony
NIKO FUCKING CRYBABY
2020-11-13 12:44
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