NIP bench twist

The team will field a player from their academy squad in the short term.

Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson has been moved from NIP's active roster, the team announced on Tuesday, citing poor recent results as the motivation behind the change. Stepping into the lineup for the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring Groups will be Young Ninjas player Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson.

NIP is currently ranked 18th in the world, coming off a back of an underwhelming cs_summit 7 outing where they finished 5-8th. Performance issues have plagued the team for some time, as from the last 11 series played, the Swedes managed just three wins.

twist's 16-month stint in NIP comes to an end

"Moving twist from our active roster wasn’t easy, but ultimately something had to happen", NIP's Chief Operating Officer Jonas Gundersen says about benching the 26-year-old, whose 0.90 rating over the last three months is the lowest in the lineup.

"We’ve been unable to release the massive potential and energy in our team, and over time, energy like that ends up becoming a negative spiral which is incredibly hard to break, without changing up the group dynamic. New, positive, and fresh energy is needed, and thus we ended up at changes in both roster and backroom staff."

The team decided to call up the first addition to their academy squad to fill in the gap left by twist's benching. Therefore, the 17-year-old ztr will be a part of the roster at the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring Groups, with his debut for the main team coming against the world's #1, Astralis, on Thursday.

"Despite his short time as a Ninja, Erik (ztr) has already shown formidable work ethic and potential. The whole idea behind this project was for it to be a pathway into the first team and although it might have come a bit earlier than anticipated, we’re excited to try it out," Jonas Gundersen said about bringing up the young shotcaller.

Alongside the player change, NIP announced David McGowan, Australian former Olympic rower and coach, as their Performance Manager, as well as the addition of Frederik "⁠JAEGARN⁠" Andersson as the main team's Assistant Coach, although his primary focus will continue to be the Young Ninjas project.

NIP will have the following lineup for BLAST Premier Spring Groups:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora
Sweden Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser
Sweden Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson (stand-in)

Sweden Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers (coach)
Sweden Frederik "⁠JAEGARN⁠" Andersson (assistant coach)

Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson (benched)

Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1431
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
711
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
85
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
#1
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United Kingdom z1ppyb0Y
Finally, long overdue, needed happening months ago
2021-02-02 12:32
67 replies
+1
2021-02-02 12:34
34 replies
REZ next
2021-02-02 12:42
33 replies
rez is their most consistent player and only one that has some experiences
2021-02-02 12:44
10 replies
#100
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United Kingdom cyclon220
Rez is consistent only if he plays mirage or overpass. Otherwise RIP NiP
2021-02-02 12:59
9 replies
yeah but the rest cant perform consistently on niether of maps, so he really is
2021-02-02 13:25
1 reply
#184
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United States Festive_
+1
2021-02-02 14:09
U mean rip nip like In nip rip But rip nip be shit just do u kno Plz dont be f u ck u now Cause im just being friend,
2021-02-02 15:17
1 reply
Just disband
2021-02-03 07:56
rez being "consistent" is the biggeast joke ever, his problem is his consistency
2021-02-02 16:55
4 replies
#263
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United States Masshole
+1 wtf
2021-02-02 17:09
+1k
2021-02-02 20:42
Twist is worst just look at stats, smart move by NIP Twist is dead in csgo should to Valorent
2021-02-03 06:14
1 reply
#299
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United Kingdom cyclon220
Nobody said twist is better than rez, just that rez is quite sh it as well. If he was going to be at the top he should have been performing much much better already.
2021-02-03 07:33
#91
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Sweden quacke
REZ is staying, arguably the best player on the team right now. nawwk is inconsistent, hampus's calling isn't the best (also seems to have some personal issues with nawwk), Plopski really not getting the best out of himself. REZ is consistently good no matter how the rest of the team fares. I see him as a shox-ish player.
2021-02-02 12:55
19 replies
tell me more abput nawwks and hampus personal issues?
2021-02-02 13:17
14 replies
#148
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Sweden boyyscout
Nawwk dated Hampus brother Per which ended in a messy breakup
2021-02-02 13:26
6 replies
Per Poser?
2021-02-02 13:27
1 reply
#153
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Sweden boyyscout
Yep it's either Per or Linus something like that, forgot the right name
2021-02-02 13:31
lol if this is true it is top csgo gossip. what is the source for this?
2021-02-02 14:03
U tell me nawwk is dating guys?
2021-02-02 14:09
gay relationship expected from csgo player eeeeewww
2021-02-02 14:49
lol bullshit
2021-02-04 16:44
#179
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Sweden quacke
They had beef in GamerLegion IIRC. I think I've also heard of nawwk having issues with several other teammates in the past. Seems like he's a hard person to work with. With this information in mind, is it a coincidence that nawwk is playing like he doesn't care at the same time as hampus's calling is bad? Could be, but I don't think so.
2021-02-02 14:04
6 replies
Naawk is a toxic guy He manage to destroy GL for its own advantage, and he did the same in NIP...
2021-02-02 15:20
If that is true, it reflects poorly on the guy that scouted hampus to the team
2021-02-02 15:37
4 replies
#235
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Sweden quacke
I think NiP management wanted hampus in the team. I think it's not necessarily something that would make the team impossible to work with. Beef can always be worked out. Especially with so much staff behind them and the stakes of it all NiP have a better opportunity to sort things out than GL ever did.
2021-02-02 15:38
3 replies
The management clearly wanted him, but that doesn't mean it was the right choice. We already know that the players weren't prepared to see Lekr0 go. It also seems like their new constellation has a hard time utilizing Plopski properly. There are clearly deeper problems than just twist underperforming. For all we know, nawwk and hampus might not even share the same CS philosophy.
2021-02-02 15:47
2 replies
#253
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Sweden quacke
Yeah, I'm just saying that's who did it. IIRC the players themselves said they didn't know it was even in the works until it happened. So nawwk didn't approve it. Honestly I didn't think twist's performance was a problem. THREAT moved him away from the main AWP role into a supportive role, and praised his abilities as a support player. But, there are better players than twist, of course. Younger, above all. NiP have really been shifting their focus to having a young team, and twist is 26 after all. So with the right player added, they could find success. They could add phzy as main AWP and move nawwk to rifle, for example, or maybe ztr can fit into the team well. EDIT: To defend their choice of swapping Lekr0 - hampus is an upgrade compared to Lekr0. I'd say at the time of the signing it was a side-grade, they were both IGLs a similar level. Difference being Lekr0 was operating at his very best as an IGL, while hampus has potential to develop over time. hampus isn't the potential problem, nawwk is.
2021-02-02 16:45
1 reply
Lekr0 gave his all in NiP. I kinda miss him.
2021-02-04 22:48
Personal issues?
2021-02-02 13:24
3 replies
#180
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Sweden quacke
#179. Grain of salt though. This is all from memory.
2021-02-02 14:05
2 replies
#316
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
Without any source might aswell be from your imagination.
2021-02-05 01:22
1 reply
#317
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Sweden quacke
I'm a secomd hand source from a person with insight. Unfortunately I can't provide a real source. Like I said, take it with a grain of salt.
2021-02-05 09:18
Will be next but it will take at least a year or so for him to go, it's a young team
2021-02-02 16:59
YES!!!!!
2021-02-02 17:18
I havent been watching cs at all recently but with rez hampus nawwk and plopski should twist even really matter?
2021-02-02 12:36
3 replies
#187
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United States Festive_
he shouldnt but i think they just need a change to get their shit together. kinda sad tho because twist was just playing his role
2021-02-02 14:12
#240
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India Ad1_KaM
He should. Because you can't play with 4 players with top teams. Top teams all 5 players have some kind of impact. Twist was not even secondary awper here which was weird. They should have retained lekr0 back then instead of twist.
2021-02-02 15:51
The biggest issue with NiP is that while REZ is finally playing up to his potential, Plopski isn't. Obviously twist has been pretty mediocre, but if NiP had both players at 100% you'd see a lot better results. Also, there are almost no amazing IGLs in Sweden, which is kind of crazy given their history. NiP getting rid of Lekr0 was extremely iffy, too.
2021-02-02 16:49
+1
2021-02-02 12:36
Flusha coming
2021-02-02 12:37
9 replies
Flusha on AWP would be juicy af :D
2021-02-02 13:11
8 replies
#201
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Sweden ntalxion
NiP flusha would be sick, has he commented on whether he'll retire or did he just not want to stay with Fnatic?
2021-02-02 14:24
5 replies
He said on HLTV yesterday that the reason he left Fnatic is because he wants the IGL role. 2 years go that was the plan, but when Fnatic didn't manage to get Nawwk to their team the 2nd best option was Golden...
2021-02-02 14:43
2 replies
#216
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Sweden ntalxion
Ok ty. I'd love to see flusha take on in game leading. He is incredibly, tactically talented + Sweden lacks top tier IGL's atm.
2021-02-02 14:50
1 reply
I think a lot of top tier teams wants him on that role. I wouldnt be surprised if we see him up top again soon
2021-02-02 14:54
He wants to play for an already established org, he said he doesn't want to join an up coming org. He also stated that he wouldn't mind being the IGL in a team and also that he would be ok helping to develop young talent in Sweden (which would mean that he would retire I guess), but I'm pretty sure he will actively look to form a new team. The auti+sunny agreement is not going to happen most likely, so my bet is that he will join a team that benches a player.
2021-02-03 00:32
1 reply
#310
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Sweden ntalxion
Yeah I read that. I rly hope he ends up in a top 10 squad or so again.
2021-02-04 11:40
I don't see nawwk changing teams or getting a different role though.
2021-02-02 15:28
1 reply
No, that doesnt make much sense! was joking :)
2021-02-02 17:10
+1 tbh I was surprised when they benched Lekr0 instead of twist.
2021-02-02 12:38
#79
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Indonesia lumayan
wdym? why nip bench their best player tho
2021-02-02 12:47
10 replies
#105
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United Kingdom z1ppyb0Y
0.9 rating best player
2021-02-02 13:00
3 replies
#172
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Indonesia lumayan
rating is only number, look at his impact smh.
2021-02-02 14:01
2 replies
twist is the most inconsistent player in NiP and was hired for primary AWP and he was super inconsistent with the big green. Nawwk before medical break was such a beast with the op, so its logical move to have nawwk on primary awp and remove twist, who is the worst player for them right now. I know, he did quite well last tournament, but still so inconsistent and if he is not great rifler, there is no room for them. If they bring some good guy instead of him, i think nip will have everything to become top 5, surely top 10 again, which means they will be very competitive on top level :)
2021-02-02 14:24
1 reply
Twist was always good rifler . He was moved to support. This is bad move overall expecially when nawwk who was supposed to be better with AWP does fuckall with it every other match. NIP as a whole are inconsistent AF and twist has least impact on that. Its plopski and nawwk that arent showing up. They are the stars of the team not twist.
2021-02-02 20:50
0.58 kpr past 3 months lul, u dont want to look at the past 2 years brother
2021-02-02 13:06
5 replies
#173
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Indonesia lumayan
its only stats, look at his impact.
2021-02-02 14:02
4 replies
no impact, total bot
2021-02-02 14:19
1 reply
+1 1 awp 4k highlight on inferno a side. that's it.
2021-02-02 17:25
#208
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United Kingdom z1ppyb0Y
last 3 months he has 0.81 impact, worse than his rating. Before you argue "all time is 1.12!!!" I could have performed like s1mple 4 years ago but it doesn't mean shit if I can't do it now :D
2021-02-02 14:32
1 reply
#241
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Indonesia lumayan
he still do it now
2021-02-02 15:52
+1
2021-02-02 14:31
+1
2021-02-02 16:02
months? u must be on mushrooms...
2021-02-02 17:06
YES!!!!
2021-02-02 17:08
idk man I like twist I hope he finds his mojo again
2021-02-03 06:41
valorant is the best option for him now
2021-02-02 12:33
6 replies
No
2021-02-02 12:34
2 replies
Yes
2021-02-02 12:40
#68
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Asia Blurblur
Well it's reality now
2021-02-02 12:43
#77
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Portugal BraZGod
common man... not smokepurp
2021-02-02 12:46
2 replies
what do you mean? smokepurp is the goat
2021-02-02 12:47
1 reply
did you forget about his freestyle on timwestwood?
2021-02-03 04:30
expected, but damn
2021-02-02 12:33
#4
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Europe AllowItFam
unluko
2021-02-02 12:32
cya
2021-02-02 12:32
1 reply
k
2021-02-02 13:08
#6
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Brazil fallenShere
wut
2021-02-02 12:32
#7
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Russia xtkjdtr001
wtf
2021-02-02 12:32
#8
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Australia Kuunto
Nooo not Twist 😢😢
2021-02-02 12:33
#9
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Poland Astoner55
Expected tbh, he was good as an AWP but absolutely didn't fit NiP as a support player.
2021-02-02 12:33
13 replies
#64
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Mongolia Kkura
Flusha incoming
2021-02-02 12:40
7 replies
#86
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Spain N0Love
Isnt he making a team with autimatic and somebody else?
2021-02-02 12:52
5 replies
that's not happening anymore
2021-02-02 12:55
2 replies
What
2021-02-02 13:02
1 reply
that's not happening anymore
2021-02-02 13:15
Maybe twist will join them
2021-02-02 12:55
#217
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United States pkheat
no orgs wanted it so its not happening
2021-02-02 14:51
#141
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Czech Republic forseti12
he wants to igl
2021-02-02 13:23
He was so bad with the awp actually. He missed so many ez shots (i saw it!). He was bad in fnatic and he was overall bad in NiP (AWP and Rifles as well). Only thing he did quite well was deagle shots, but thats simply not enough ;)
2021-02-02 14:45
good as an awp in 2015 yes.
2021-02-02 15:38
2 replies
#239
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Poland Astoner55
in 2016 and 2017 he was also great, in 2018 kinda cool, in 2019 he cooled off and then in 2020 he was pretty shit, but it's important to notice that he started to play support in 2019 so that's why he decreased in performance
2021-02-02 15:51
1 reply
lmao he was hot for like 6 months, didnt accept/couldnt any good offers and did pretty much nothing in his entire career. and yes 2016 was by far his best if u look at his stats, only year he played at level awp needs vs top teams.
2021-02-02 16:28
#321
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Germany Nachofish
he got absolutely robbed prob even of his career
2021-02-06 21:16
#10
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Jordan Zereeni
lul
2021-02-02 12:33
gg
2021-02-02 12:33
finaly
2021-02-02 12:33
#13
Brian | 
Czech Republic Alsak
nip ahhaha
2021-02-02 12:33
NIP Elect To Twist
2021-02-02 12:33
#15
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Netherlands BigBoyTies
gg
2021-02-02 12:33
#16
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Lithuania marusgg
he's funny but he's not good enough. Good move NIP
2021-02-02 12:33
Rip😭😭😭
2021-02-02 12:33
oh nononono
2021-02-02 12:33
unexpected
2021-02-02 12:33
Finally
2021-02-02 12:33
This was 100% expected
2021-02-02 12:33
can we change our fantasy picks? I had a team for least points in Blast
2021-02-02 12:33
5 replies
You can always delete the team and make a new one before the game starts. Editing the squad will be available in the future
2021-02-02 12:35
4 replies
will he be replaced by ztr?
2021-02-02 12:38
2 replies
Yes, atleast this is what they did on G2 with NiKo
2021-02-02 12:43
1 reply
#307
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Sweden MaNiHa
I had Hampus for snow sweet snow cause he was on young ninjas as standin for 160k but he backed out as standin and instead of getting replaced with actual player it just said eliminated and he lost -3 per round lol
2021-02-03 21:29
i
2021-02-02 12:44
sztos
2021-02-02 12:33
nice gg
2021-02-02 12:33
#25
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Finland markka
very cool!
2021-02-02 12:33
This is sad :( GL twist ♥
2021-02-02 12:33
An academy player to support the big bois
2021-02-02 12:34
1 reply
"the big bois"
2021-02-02 18:13
#29
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Croatia nAmeless69
They should’ve removed nawwk
2021-02-02 12:34
what a twist
2021-02-02 12:34
1 reply
Love it.
2021-02-02 13:47
Flusha INC
2021-02-02 12:34
#33
ropz | 
Romania Laskof
finally
2021-02-02 12:34
#34
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Sweden kocct
F
2021-02-02 12:34
wow ztr getting recognition, would like to see how he performs in this team
2021-02-02 12:35
Finally they benched their bot. This guy is tier4 player
2021-02-02 12:35
#38
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France rqted
W
2021-02-02 12:35
#39
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Other KlNG
Delete org
2021-02-02 12:35
1 reply
Why, its a good move.
2021-02-02 13:48
#40
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Serbia LtN))
F
2021-02-02 12:36
#41
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Finland H0rnPub
No flusha lol
2021-02-02 12:36
Dead team. They need basic fundaments of cs not shuffeling around talent.
2021-02-02 12:36
6 replies
Probably both though tbh.
2021-02-02 13:48
3 replies
Twist is support in Nip how is that going to help them when their stars arent showing up...
2021-02-02 20:51
2 replies
I am not sure, I dunno whats going on behind the scenes.
2021-02-02 20:55
1 reply
Also i hate this move because threat said multiple times that this roster is long term project and they dont plan to remove anyone. not even month later twist gets the boot. (He said it when he was casting) Some wierd shit is going down. EIther someone is buying him. Something internal is going on or org is pushing roster changes.
2021-02-02 20:57
At the end of 2021, as JW and Krimz begin to wash out, a new Swedish super team will form to re-establish Swedish dominance. Brollan Jackhino Plopski REZ Nawk
2021-02-03 06:37
1 reply
There is no universe in which that roster would had succes .
2021-02-03 10:39
hahahahhah trash team
2021-02-02 12:37
#47
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Denmark Jeffersond
The New NIP logo is soooo baaaaad!
2021-02-02 12:37
For all the flak the old Nip team got. They never dropped down as low as this new nip. Not even in their all time low with dennis as igl. So, change? Yes, I agree with a change. Hampus should follow suit though.
2021-02-02 12:37
#49
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Finland Jambi_
oof
2021-02-02 12:37
They saw the flusha interview
2021-02-02 12:37
3 replies
He legit said he wants to be IGL for the rest of his career, I doubt they will get flusha and move hampus away from igl
2021-02-02 13:02
2 replies
Could be so cool actually
2021-02-02 15:23
I mean as you can see their tactics ain't that great with hampus,they can call both and hampus will learn few things. Flusha's career ain't that long aswell,i bet he has 2 years in top scene MAYBE 3. But that's it.
2021-02-02 19:16
#51
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Bad move. Too much young players, and those young players need veteran with experience to them. So now they have this youngster, then Plopski (18 yo), and rest of them is less than 25 yo. Only player with experience on this team is REZ
2021-02-02 12:38
3 replies
You are an idiot, experience comes with time and gameplay - and thats exactly what they need.
2021-02-02 13:23
veteran experience in online envoirenment doesnt mean anything tbh.
2021-02-02 13:24
#247
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Russia iiinej
They have THREAT, though, but I agree that it's a bad move - should've replaced nawwk with eraa or joelxd instead.
2021-02-02 16:12
#54
Hatz | 
Australia Maerks
Next Draken. I love to see them playing but everytime it feels like they are not committed and motivated enough to the game
2021-02-02 12:39
twist, flusha, sunny, autimatic incoming
2021-02-02 12:39
4 replies
That team isn’t happening anymore, flusha already said
2021-02-02 13:14
3 replies
oh really? where can I find this?
2021-02-02 13:15
1 reply
The most recent HLTV Confirmed
2021-02-02 13:20
#175
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Indonesia lumayan
WHY THO T_T
2021-02-02 14:02
-olof +twist Pog
2021-02-02 12:39
finally,ztr will do great
2021-02-02 12:39
#58
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Lebanon Dogman69
twist god but unlucky rn
2021-02-02 12:39
about time lol, this bench took to long to come imo
2021-02-02 12:40
#61
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Australia opzy
didnt feel like doing that when you kicked lekro for hampus?
2021-02-02 12:40
#63
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
SpawN is coming back to save the days
2021-02-02 12:40
1 reply
+1
2021-02-02 13:04
hahhaahhahahaha
2021-02-02 12:42
FINALLY BEEN SAYING IT FOR OVER A YEAR ))
2021-02-02 12:42
finally
2021-02-02 12:44
should have kicked him already before getting rid of Lekro. ZTR great talent btw.
2021-02-02 12:44
+lekro or flusha
2021-02-02 12:45
1 reply
lekro wont leave north lul, isnt north paying their players fcking huge?
2021-02-02 16:11
XDDDDDD great replacement 0.97 rating
2021-02-02 12:46
2 replies
+1
2021-02-02 15:00
1 reply
Just a stand in for blast lol
2021-02-02 16:11
They all have potential but they need a better structure to thrive
2021-02-02 12:46
1 reply
+1
2021-02-02 12:49
JAEGARN, threat... soon we'll get FYR773 😅 A bit of nostalgia with these names. Sad for twist but he never really lived up to his potential, I wonder what happened or if he waited too long to accept a T1 team offer...
2021-02-02 12:49
1 reply
Funny thing is that jaegarn is probably a better awper still than nawwk 😅 Add Delpan as sixth and get zet instead of ztr and we’re good to go!!
2021-02-02 16:40
tbh if i were nip i would bench nawwk too
2021-02-02 12:49
now thats an unexpected plot twist
2021-02-02 12:51
+guardian
2021-02-02 12:51
+flusha ? 😳
2021-02-02 12:51
expected
2021-02-02 12:52
Pog
2021-02-02 12:53
Finally. Dude is a joke...so irreliable
2021-02-02 12:54
get Flusha and make him the damn IGL
2021-02-02 12:55
1 reply
Yep, hampus is a good igl i guess, but + flusha so he can igl and hampus will be able to frag even more
2021-02-02 16:12
Its time to retire for him, hes been mediocre for so long
2021-02-02 12:55
Honestly it's like finding scapegoat, whole NiP sucks
2021-02-02 12:55
1 reply
+1
2021-02-02 13:02
#96
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Greece wazerr
gl twist
2021-02-02 12:56
Take flameZ EZ
2021-02-02 12:56
Undeserved...
2021-02-02 12:57
#99
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Iraq remind00
NiP flusha ?
2021-02-02 12:58
He was never a good player Same level as pyth but nip like to recruit bots
2021-02-02 12:59
expected
2021-02-02 12:59
#103
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Thailand hahahoha
the frag movie star JAEGARN?
2021-02-02 13:00
Fuck you
2021-02-02 13:00
#supportscareersmatter
2021-02-02 13:01
sexy movement from twist, but sometimes it is better to have movement like pasha/rpk but shoot headshots
2021-02-02 13:02
Deserved. There was no reason for them to choose Lekro over Twist to kick first. Period.
2021-02-02 13:02
#111
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Poland sosiad
nice replacement kekw
2021-02-02 13:02
+peppzor
2021-02-02 13:03
Classic, kick your veteran player just for the whole team to go to shit, 200 IQ move there.
2021-02-02 13:03
#116
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Canada dennek
forest coming back
2021-02-02 13:04
#117
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Russia popuskFN
nip can u bench all players and sign cogu's project
2021-02-02 13:05
nooooooooooooooooo
2021-02-02 13:05
Expected. And GL as standin Ztr.
2021-02-02 13:06
Olof to Nip :)
2021-02-02 13:07
3 replies
#124
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Sweden axelious
Actually nice, Flusha to Faze as IGL then
2021-02-02 13:10
1 reply
Karrigan still expected to join FaZe
2021-02-02 18:16
#144
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Brazil Z1DAN
+1 this would be insane!!
2021-02-02 13:24
#122
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Indonesia SAD_PAW
why but welcome Ztr
2021-02-02 13:07
#125
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Sweden axelious
I cant understand benching directly after playerbreak..
2021-02-02 13:10
Nice
2021-02-02 13:11
feelsbadman, needed to happen as soon as nawwwk got to be main awper
2021-02-02 13:12
Hampus should be benched...
2021-02-02 13:15
#133
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Asia M@GNU5
finally been waiting for that for eons
2021-02-02 13:15
flusha + twist + ...
2021-02-02 13:15
Finally
2021-02-02 13:15
#137
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United Kingdom C00K1E
I'm excited for ztr, huge talent
2021-02-02 13:18
YOUNGSTERS
2021-02-02 13:21
#145
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Brazil Z1DAN
+olof please legend
2021-02-02 13:25
1 reply
#146
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Brazil Z1DAN
dont stop :(
2021-02-02 13:25
#149
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Indonesia lukerey
Poor NiP. grux will be a perfect fit for them but now North has him. Surprise surprise now North probably better than NiP. xD
2021-02-02 13:26
So basically he became toxic cause NiP played like shit so they have benched him instead of fixing the real problem. Nice
2021-02-02 13:27
expected. Twist is not a tier 1 player imo
2021-02-02 13:29
#154
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Portugal dracø
This happened 2 late. They fucked up when adding hampus and removing lekro instead of twist.
2021-02-02 13:31
Every time seeing once T1 players getting older and removed from top tier team makes me feel sad :(
2021-02-02 13:36
-hampus next +flusha? Mix of veterens and young blood + new calling style, can be interesting
2021-02-02 13:37
Took them long enough.
2021-02-02 13:41
FINALLY
2021-02-02 13:44
nipple twist era over
2021-02-02 13:47
#168
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Denmark Zorrondo
it had to happen 1 year ago.
2021-02-02 13:52
Now bench nawwk as well
2021-02-02 13:54
Lol it won't change much since it wasn't his fault they looked like shit.
2021-02-02 13:55
2 replies
I bet they will drop even more now. REZ is now literally their most veteran player by far and even he doesn't have that much experience, they will crumble without THREAT in RMR tournaments.
2021-02-02 14:48
1 reply
+1 out of top 30 soon.
2021-02-02 15:08
Thx for ur time in NIP TWIST <3
2021-02-02 13:56
Finally
2021-02-02 14:02
I saw this coming. Twist has been underperforming for years. It was just a matter of time. Now they only have 2 awpers left..
2021-02-02 14:03
#177
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Sweden frizzahh
LETS GO
2021-02-02 14:03
good luck ztr
2021-02-02 14:05
honestly overdue, twist has been somewhat of a burden for the past few months
2021-02-02 14:06
#185
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Poland SebL
They are removing the wrong guy I feel like, he maybe isn't great individually but I still think that he was important for this team. However it's still an upgrade to take ztr instead of him. But I think it's only beginning of changes in NIP.
2021-02-02 14:09
real shame for twist, he was a huge impact player with many clutches, so talented. Probably not the most mentally resilient but the same can be said for all of NiP's current lineup. Often they destroy an opponent on map 1, or go up insane then end up somehow losing. It feels so close to being perfect synergy on a consistent basis but there always seems to be a slip up which sees them eliminated from tournaments Wish twist the best of luck in the future, would be a great addition to any team. FaZe... - twistZz + twist :)
2021-02-02 14:12
so late..., idk they bench now and no 6 month later, before bench lekro
2021-02-02 14:15
#190
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Finland ballu609
disband this shit team
2021-02-02 14:17
young ninjas for ztr is completed. new level: ninjas in pyjamas.
2021-02-02 14:18
about fucking time, also remove this shit IGL thanks
2021-02-02 14:19
R.I.P legend
2021-02-02 14:19
bot f*cking bot retire pls
2021-02-02 14:20
#199
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Turkey yeeGeT
gl for this men :(
2021-02-02 14:23
#203
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Turkey 69kagan
there goes my fantasy picks
2021-02-02 14:24
#204
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Sweden Goudi
nice ztr is insaine for his age
2021-02-02 14:25
#205
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Turkey Balbaros
lol he finally joins nip after years of rejecting them while he was in his prime, then gets benched due to bad performance idk if this was the right move for nip though, i don't think they're lacking individually. the team has the makings of a tournament winning team, but i feel like they have a lot of psychological obstacles and inexperience problems, so i am worried that benching the "veteran" of this lineup may lead to worse results. regardless, i hope it works out for both parties in the end
2021-02-02 14:27
1 reply
This. Benching him doesn't make any sense, he was statistically their worst player but he has the shitty roles where everyone drops off massively. Imo he definitely wasn't the problem, the problem was the inconsistency of Nawwk, REZ and plopski, especially Nawwk who hardcarries one map and barely gets 5 kills in the next map.
2021-02-02 14:44
Poor baby face Often switching between AWPing and Rifling made him worse and worse so he became a total bot at the end
2021-02-02 14:31
#209
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Australia Beard43
Next they should bench their new logo imo.
2021-02-02 14:36
About time
2021-02-02 14:48
#219
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Asia en1lykS
Kinda expected tbh
2021-02-02 15:00
#221
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Hungary raffai
Expected
2021-02-02 15:00
Rip, twist has so much natural talent but didn’t unlock it
2021-02-02 15:09
oh boi here we go
2021-02-02 15:14
OLD LOGO
2021-02-02 15:16
Everyone. JAEGARN 4, best CS-movie ever made, pretty much youtube.com/watch?v=av54BXBtOaQ&ab_chann..
2021-02-02 15:18
Unfortunate for twist he's a great support player, good luck in his futur though
2021-02-02 15:23
Now imagine they wouldn't have benched Lekr0.
2021-02-02 15:35
#236
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Argentina fxzo
NiP ruined theirself, they suck when they removed Lekr0. By that time nawk and plopski were like 1.15 rating, and plopski like 1.18, even twist was like 1.06 I think. When hampus came they became shit, rez play good but then nawk and plopski sucks now
2021-02-02 15:42
1 reply
i agree....i dont know if they changed something after hampus joined since as you sayd, both plopski and nawk are underperforming. Lets hope that it will change now.
2021-02-02 15:53
Rip
2021-02-02 15:49
#248
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Denmark twinseN
Flusha incoming
2021-02-02 16:17
#249
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Russia iiinej
They should really have replaced nawwk with eraa or joelxd instead. That's so stupid to remove your supportive and the most experienced player (2nd best stats at recent cs_summit btw), while your star player, your fucking primary AWPer is the guy with the rating of 0.99. REZ, Plopski, hampus, ztr, eraa / joelxd in the future, please!
2021-02-02 16:20
rez is dogshit, kick rez
2021-02-02 16:24
2 replies
0/8
2021-02-02 20:07
1 reply
rez is trasdh overrated
2021-02-02 21:59
Okay, but it won't fix anything. All of NIP players are inconsistant and Hampus is a dogshit IGL. They have zero chemistry and no structure. It's like flusha said on HLTV live, they change positions all the time and will never find consistancy.
2021-02-02 16:43
#255
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Canada firtlast
ztr fixes nothing! no offense to ztr
2021-02-02 16:44
problem was hampus for lekr0. They thought it would improve results, didn't do shit tbh
2021-02-02 16:51
finally they had to do this years ago now i can root for nip
2021-02-02 17:30
GL ztr!
2021-02-02 17:30
now -nawwk +eraa
2021-02-02 17:47
#270
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Argentina nymeros
Imagine +Lekr0
2021-02-02 18:00
rip niptwist
2021-02-02 18:28
finally. should have happened ages ago.
2021-02-02 18:45
i had hate him in FNC awping role. after joined NIP, he is performing mediocre and some clutches so good. therefore i don't hate anymore. twist < awp bad twist > riple decent .
2021-02-02 19:17
Should’ve been benched over lekro
2021-02-02 19:20
Twist to Dignitas? xd
2021-02-02 20:53
1 reply
#287
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CIS dimolio
they have hallzerk
2021-02-03 00:02
FInally this guy sucks ass
2021-02-02 21:24
#288
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CIS dimolio
maybe north +twist
2021-02-03 00:13
1 reply
They no longer exist
2021-02-06 12:26
this guys has been around for a long time but I can't recall him achieving anything in this game, ever. Even though he's been through quite a few lineups, lineups with potential nonetheless
2021-02-03 01:51
Yes, I was like spamming kick this bot on twitch for months , finally
2021-02-03 02:16
#293
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Australia jd4ddy
Bring in flusha
2021-02-03 04:21
#298
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Canada reeeZ75
gonna be a +flusha
2021-02-03 06:43
Dignitas - h4rr3 + twist top 15 team.
2021-02-03 10:05
expected
2021-02-03 10:45
#304
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Brazil SecondKS
+Lekr0 again pls!!!
2021-02-03 16:21
JAEGARN... remember all those movies..
2021-02-03 16:53
honestly shoul'dve happened long time ago, rip lekr0, kicked wrong guy
2021-02-03 16:54
NiP flusha
2021-02-03 22:21
#309
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Poland Yomenik
+lekr0
2021-02-04 09:17
1 reply
#314
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Sweden randigdot
2 igl no hampus is beter then lekr0
2021-02-04 17:54
#313
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Croatia Esketite
thank you for everything twist GL in the future
2021-02-04 17:47
why make it so official and polite lul just say "he was playing suck and we kicked him".
2021-02-05 09:26
1 reply
#322
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United States caliprep
He was never a top tier player. He wasted a good amount of years on Godsent and Red Reserve... Talented pub star player, but in actual high competition, he was garbo.
2021-02-07 05:27
This org is ran by a bunch of retards
2021-02-06 12:25
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