OG in talks over niko - Report

The international team are interested in the Danish rifler, who was moved to the bench last week.

OG have expressed an interest in signing Heroic benched player Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen, HLTV.org has confirmed. The Danish rifler has been earmarked as a replacement for Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt, who was last week removed from the starting lineup following the team's disappointing start to the year.

Negotiations are understood to be still at an early stage, though OG will need to wrap up a signing soon as they are one of the 24 teams that will be taking part in ESL Pro League Season 13, which is slated to start on March 8.

niko could be unveiled by OG soon

niko returned to Heroic in April 2020 after previously representing the organisation between 2016 and 2018. He helped the team to reach unprecedented No. 1 world ranking in the fall after victories in ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Fall.

But the Danish team have been unable to reach the same heights in 2021. Less than a week after their group exit in IEM Katowice - following defeats to Spirit and eventual champions Gambit -, Heroic announced the double signing of Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali and Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck from MAD Lions, moving niko and Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup to the bench.

If the move comes to fruition, niko will reunite with his former Heroic and North teammate Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså. He will also once again work under Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due, who was his coach in OpTic.

OG will be hoping that a roster change will revitalise the team, who have struggled for form since the start of the year. Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's charges finished 5th-8th in cs_summit 7, failed to qualify for the BLAST Premier Spring Finals via the group stage, and went out of IEM Katowice in 13th-16th place.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1919
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1080
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
32
Team:
i knew it
2021-03-01 14:25
32 replies
No you did not
2021-03-01 14:26
4 replies
2021-03-01 14:26
1 reply
he did tbh
2021-03-01 14:29
#133
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Denmark Yikesslol
It was pretty obvious
2021-03-01 14:57
Haha get fucked xD
2021-03-01 15:18
19 replies
well kudos to you sir
2021-03-01 14:35
#76
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Indonesia LosD
good one
2021-03-01 14:36
Nice even tho ur so wrong about FPX lol
2021-03-01 14:53
10 replies
2021-03-01 16:04
#218
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Denmark Yikesslol
hltv.org/news/31283/chrisj-leaves-funplu.. "ur so wrong about fpx" pretty sure hes not my friend :)
2021-03-01 16:13
well would you look at that hltv.org/news/31283/chrisj-leaves-funplu..
2021-03-01 16:16
Say what?
2021-03-01 16:17
#227
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Finland joopajoo
What u said XD
2021-03-01 16:23
hahahahaha that timing
2021-03-01 16:25
This aged well
2021-03-01 16:30
XD
2021-03-01 23:33
lol NA talking
2021-03-03 07:56
This aged well lmao
2021-03-04 09:44
og turning into danish team
2021-03-01 14:55
you just scare me. Now, FPX add Sunny
2021-03-01 16:16
Nice man. Prediction on point.
2021-03-01 17:33
#267
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Saudi Arabia alexobee2
Pog
2021-03-01 18:23
#272
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United States Shr3y
Great job
2021-03-01 19:39
the 5Head
2021-03-02 09:51
It makes a lot of sense
2021-03-01 14:26
#23
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Turkey Flawszi
bro wtf how jermans have 6 world cups and Brazil only 5?
2021-03-01 14:27
2 replies
click on my profile and read my bio))
2021-03-01 14:27
1 reply
lol
2021-03-01 14:37
#27
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Sweden eddex76
good 1
2021-03-01 14:27
Cant believe NiKo stabbed KennyS this way. Good luck on OG
2021-03-01 14:41
so its true you actually are the first comment in every post. congrats
2021-03-01 15:58
#2
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Finland godofsilent
+rep
2021-03-01 14:26
2 replies
It should be NiKo
2021-03-01 14:31
1 reply
#271
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Germany BASEFlow
lol
2021-03-01 19:20
Wow
2021-03-01 14:26
3 replies
From mousesports to Faze to G2 to OG
2021-03-01 14:39
2 replies
Ahahahah nt
2021-03-01 15:18
#273
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United States Shr3y
Niko goat
2021-03-01 19:40
Pog
2021-03-01 14:26
#5
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Greece deathrip
ez
2021-03-01 14:26
#7
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Brazil uk0g
nice
2021-03-01 14:26
no pls
2021-03-01 14:26
LUL, still shit team
2021-03-01 14:26
11 replies
true
2021-03-01 14:27
ok no scene
2021-03-01 14:30
9 replies
japan valorant scene
2021-03-01 14:40
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2
its ironic coming from a Japanese mate
2021-03-01 14:54
6 replies
i am fakeflagging
2021-03-01 14:59
5 replies
#138
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ah in that case , go right on ahead
2021-03-01 14:59
if you need to fakeflag, still means you are from country with no scene. Not like me messi goat
2021-03-01 15:57
3 replies
Argentina 0 majors Poland 1 major
2021-03-01 16:23
1 reply
We have a Jony Boy check m8
2021-03-02 13:01
Noobbl4 fan xD
2021-03-01 19:43
#274
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United States Shr3y
Be polite sir
2021-03-01 19:40
#12
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Finland lepalepa
NIce i guess!
2021-03-01 14:26
1 reply
dk, I really think they need firepower, but niko is just as inconsistent as the complete OG roster.
2021-03-03 10:09
#13
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Serbia XD___
what? why?
2021-03-01 14:26
#14
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France ilian_87
From Faze to OG what a downgrade
2021-03-01 14:26
19 replies
from faze to g2 to og
2021-03-01 14:27
3 replies
+1
2021-03-01 14:28
#67
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France ilian_87
FAZE>OG>G2
2021-03-01 14:33
1 reply
shiet>FAZE>OG>G2
2021-03-01 14:34
cant tell if ur baiting ur u just dump
2021-03-01 14:28
7 replies
#50
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT
think he's just dump
2021-03-01 14:30
1 reply
very dump person
2021-03-01 16:06
clearly you just got baited
2021-03-01 14:30
#63
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France ilian_87
I think i'm the 54375th person to make this exact same joke
2021-03-01 14:32
2 replies
+1
2021-03-01 14:38
#95
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Finland OGx
Dummie faze > g2 > og
2021-03-01 14:43
#294
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Palestine MrZoldiK
On of two choices. 1- really dumb (not my guess) 2- using overused joke to entertain people (also a sign of dumbness)
2021-03-02 07:24
#45
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Brazil iDiabolicT
Its no niko from g2 it is the heroic one
2021-03-01 14:29
1 reply
#256
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France ilian_87
That's the joke
2021-03-01 17:14
#254
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Philippines sijibats
at least you tried to move your cursor on the player name to see their faces :)
2021-03-01 17:09
3 replies
#257
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France ilian_87
Wtf when did he make a surgery to look like this
2021-03-01 17:15
2 replies
#341
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Philippines sijibats
when everyone remembers the face of the guy who makes his teammates perform worse whenever he joins a team.
2021-03-09 00:43
1 reply
#342
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France ilian_87
Sadly true
2021-03-09 12:53
#276
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United States Shr3y
Not funny
2021-03-01 20:03
might as well replace issa with borup
2021-03-01 14:26
#16
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Slovakia veeellys
hahahaha another paycheckstealer
2021-03-01 14:26
wrong niko
2021-03-01 14:26
2 replies
nope, right niko actually
2021-03-01 14:42
1 reply
i actually think you're right. Choko would be the nail in OG's coffin
2021-03-01 14:42
#19
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Finland SininenMF
pls dont sign this bot
2021-03-01 14:26
lol niko was the only person I sorta respected in heroic
2021-03-01 14:26
rip og
2021-03-01 14:26
#22
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United States DiabIo
from tier 2 to tier 2
2021-03-01 14:27
7 replies
+1 this guy’s hardly an upgrade over nbk
2021-03-01 14:28
5 replies
#60
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Finland OGx
This is fucking sad What the fuck are they thinking that niko would bring to the team holy fuck
2021-03-01 14:31
4 replies
He is best IGL in the world
2021-03-01 14:50
They could’ve gotten michu, espiranto, obo or flamez. But flamez is in israel and obo in na so that leaves espiranto and michu. Maybe they’re already signed but either of them haven’t really proved anything against t1. Nbk left on a bad timing
2021-03-01 15:34
2 replies
calyx is also a pretty good option aswell
2021-03-01 17:31
please no jews i like og
2021-03-02 13:56
+1
2021-03-01 14:40
fake NIKO LUL
2021-03-01 14:27
3 replies
you mean G2 ChoKo?
2021-03-01 14:27
1 reply
at least he is real one.
2021-03-01 14:43
0/8
2021-03-01 14:27
actually sick as fuck, he is better than say SuNny or Flusha def a tier above the rest of the free agents
2021-03-01 14:27
#29
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Romania own420
though the g2 niko for a sec
2021-03-01 14:27
2 replies
who?
2021-03-01 14:28
+1 hahahaha
2021-03-01 14:31
pog
2021-03-01 14:27
why not s0mple?
2021-03-01 14:27
2 replies
ez for NAVI and BOT s0mple
2021-03-01 14:28
1 reply
lol
2021-03-01 14:28
too many niko's around
2021-03-01 14:28
5 replies
but only one real Niko is Faze aka G2 NiKo
2021-03-01 14:42
4 replies
#122
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Mongolia Kkura
Who?
2021-03-01 14:53
3 replies
NiKo
2021-03-01 15:03
2 replies
#288
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India iamindian
Who?
2021-03-02 03:56
1 reply
forsaken
2021-03-02 06:20
Awesome
2021-03-01 14:28
ez
2021-03-01 14:29
damn
2021-03-01 14:29
Kick issa also and get motm
2021-03-01 14:29
4 replies
lmao
2021-03-01 14:30
#58
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Israel KaL1L
god
2021-03-01 14:31
#101
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Finland OGx
botm
2021-03-01 14:44
1 reply
Best player better than s2mple and aleksibot
2021-03-02 19:33
G2 niko leave ???
2021-03-01 14:29
Good signing actually
2021-03-01 14:30
nbk very impactfuf won them so many pistol rounds. no free agent is a clear upgrade over him
2021-03-01 14:30
1 reply
niko is a god with pistols though
2021-03-01 14:41
x1000better than michu 4sure big + for OG and - for niko
2021-03-01 14:31
#56
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Asia dyunman
niko why leave g2 so early tsktsk
2021-03-01 14:31
1 reply
#104
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Finland OGx
vsco girlies ksksksksksk
2021-03-01 14:45
OG is completely useless team. They are even struggling for staying between tier 1 and tier 2 teams. Feelsbadman for niko.
2021-03-01 14:31
pls -aleksiB +bubzkji
2021-03-01 14:31
#64
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Finland OGx
Kicked NBK for this lmfao
2021-03-01 14:32
NBK > niko lmao
2021-03-01 14:33
#66
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Europe Cirros_V2
Imagine instead of nbk - issaa +niko. Would be 100x better
2021-03-01 14:33
SCARIEST FUCKING NOTIF WAS LIKE "WTF G2????"
2021-03-01 14:33
upgrade or downgrade? I think it's the same as if NBK was in the team.
2021-03-01 14:34
4 replies
#103
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
definitely upgrade, niko is underrated
2021-03-01 14:44
2 replies
#108
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Finland OGx
2021-03-01 14:47
1 reply
#110
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
everything checks out
2021-03-01 14:48
Indeed.. This shit is not what they should be doing
2021-03-01 16:59
#71
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Finland H0rnPub
Sad he isnt ropz, but very likely the best pick up, fearless wild card who has prior synergy with ruggaah and valde
2021-03-01 14:34
3 replies
#147
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Finland Nollegee
Let’s hope for ropz after -issaa
2021-03-01 15:03
2 replies
Lets hope for that -issaa first..
2021-03-01 16:59
1 reply
#265
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Finland Nollegee
Don’t know how ISSAA is still in the team he has been playing bad for so long
2021-03-01 18:14
D'Fuck? shit move, hardly an upgrade if at all
2021-03-01 14:34
3 replies
what? niko can easily become their best player in a couple of months
2021-03-01 14:48
2 replies
let these bots talk lmao^^ niko will be the best player behind Valde Mantuu has great stats but a lot of negative impact with his throws and dumb moves.
2021-03-01 15:28
1 reply
No doubt hes a good player hes just not what OG really needs
2021-03-01 16:27
ROPZ TO OG NOW
2021-03-01 14:35
#75
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Hungary raffai
bruh
2021-03-01 14:36
Hmm imo b0RUP would have been a better fit for NBK's roles, but let's see, maybe they will let valde take on NBK's spots and get niko as his replacement.
2021-03-01 14:38
idk if this change will work
2021-03-01 14:38
#84
k0nfig | 
United States jai_
Wrong niko
2021-03-01 14:40
OG budget G2
2021-03-01 14:41
Niko omegalul
2021-03-01 14:42
the best free agent by far right now. Stupid of Heroic to kick him
2021-03-01 14:43
#96
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Greece RedWinter
They should get NatoSaphix and put Mantuu on rifle
2021-03-01 14:43
Probably best pick up from free players atm, even though imo they should've broke their bank and bought ropz/bubzkji or some other star rifler.
2021-03-01 14:44
7 replies
Mouz have better potential than OG so it wouldnt make sense for Ropz wut
2021-03-01 14:45
4 replies
You talking about potential when they've only played couple maps with new IGL coming from tier 3 australia scene lol.
2021-03-01 14:57
3 replies
#168
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Lebanon Dogman69
frozen and ropz are individually better than any of thee OG players
2021-03-01 15:21
1 reply
Yes they are but u dont win matches with only firepower lol.
2021-03-01 15:22
idk man the only better thing OG has is Aleksib who is better IGL, thats all so far :)
2021-03-01 16:06
#107
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Finland OGx
Ropz dream over :(
2021-03-01 14:46
1 reply
Not necessarily. If issaa wont perform he is next to go.
2021-03-01 14:55
My boy niko will deliver dont you worry.
2021-03-01 14:44
expected
2021-03-01 14:44
#100
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
NICE UPGRADE! SAD DOWNGRADE FOR HEROIC THO
2021-03-01 14:44
#102
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Nigeria kamlot955
wasted spot
2021-03-01 14:44
nice!
2021-03-01 14:46
#109
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
im pretty sure him and valde shares the same roles at least niko lan certified
2021-03-01 14:47
Remove bot Add bot Classic PRO-move.
2021-03-01 14:48
Didnt Nate play a passive role and anchor position? ropz would fit in nicely wouldnt he?
2021-03-01 14:48
2 replies
Doubt mouse is willing to let go of ropz for anything less than 1M so doubt he'll leave anytime soon
2021-03-01 15:32
1 reply
OG is rich org, so 1M aint a problem, as he wants to go.
2021-03-01 16:15
ok, lost every respect i had for OG and Aleksib, this team will eventually disband, mark this comment mens
2021-03-01 14:50
1 reply
we 🚗
2021-03-01 15:18
better than nbk
2021-03-01 14:52
#117
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United Kingdom ulan
ruggah and valde are slowly gonna turn this roster to dane only
2021-03-01 14:52
1 reply
N0tail(OG founder and CEO) will help since he’s also Danish.
2021-03-01 18:31
Such an uninteresting move... I don't see it as a solution, but willing to get proven wrong
2021-03-01 14:52
2 replies
+1
2021-03-01 14:53
+1. From the get go this seems like an absolute garbage move. Sure hope I'll get proven wrong.
2021-03-01 17:03
nice, now -issaa +good aimer
2021-03-01 14:53
The fuq is wrong with this team ? Finally a change and they look to bring niko out of all the free agents rn
2021-03-01 14:53
I think Aleksib is the problem?? His strats is not cool
2021-03-01 14:54
1 reply
Yes it is
2021-03-01 14:55
Removing NBK for someone like niko? Omegalul
2021-03-01 14:55
this would be great for OG
2021-03-01 14:55
Dude , NBK still best for his role. why u do this to him , ISSA the worst player of OG didnt get punish well. how? i didnt like ISSA as OG player to be honest , i still want NBK for keep supporting for OG. ISSA have good lineup as HR but not now. ISSA so bad player he always miss peek and lost duel everytime against IGL and support. (what a lurker)
2021-03-01 14:55
1 reply
#134
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Slovenia dootie
You dont understand, nbk got benched for diffrent vision on igling, being top 5.. not his stats...
2021-03-01 14:58
not superstar, but very solid player
2021-03-01 14:59
imagine playing in one team with aleksib issa and mantu poor niko #saveniko
2021-03-01 14:59
#139
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Poland humen))))
U mean bosnian NiKo or this is joke?
2021-03-01 15:00
dogshit player for a dogshit team gg og disband
2021-03-01 15:00
i thought OG Sunny
2021-03-01 15:01
#142
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Lebanon Dogman69
the classic cs:go move every time your team is playing shit, just get more Danish guys in
2021-03-01 15:02
won't change shit. still won't be relevant team.
2021-03-01 15:02
niko valde blameF k0nfig Farlig/hallzerk sick team
2021-03-01 15:02
1 reply
Hallzerk XD and sick team pick one
2021-03-01 15:06
kekw
2021-03-01 15:03
but why is issaa still on this team??
2021-03-01 15:03
1 reply
#153
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Albania Maltin
Probably because he is the second best player on that team
2021-03-01 15:09
hahaha they have michu, woxic. Natosaphix to pick and they pick this guy XDD the worst one out of all of them
2021-03-01 15:05
3 replies
xd woxic toxic with 120ping or natier4saphix
2021-03-01 15:16
2 replies
you just showed your knowledge of cs esports. 0.
2021-03-01 15:25
1 reply
woxic and nato are snipers bro
2021-03-01 18:05
#151
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Albania Maltin
How is this any improvement over NBK?
2021-03-01 15:08
#152
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Honestly , a meh move imo. Could have been better. But i hope it turns out good in favor of OG.
2021-03-01 15:09
Pls dont take this bot player. U can have much more talented player. Like michu, bubzkji
2021-03-01 15:11
4 replies
#196
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Slovenia dootie
you dont understand bubzkji is 2 expensive?
2021-03-01 15:38
Michu is not any better lol. I mean he's been in tier 3 for like 5 years or something. Theres a reason for that.
2021-03-02 01:06
2 replies
It doesnt matter, atleast michu has much more firepower than niko. Niko hasent play well never. His typical rating is 1.01.
2021-03-04 07:14
1 reply
Their ratings are very similar vs top 5, 10, and 20 which is only relevant at this point. Niko has really good aim and younger than michu. Between these 2 niko is better, but neither of them is as good as what OG should be looking for.
2021-03-04 13:12
#155
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
downgrade for sure. 2 months and new squad
2021-03-01 15:11
4 replies
try watching more CS if you think this is a downgrade
2021-03-01 15:14
3 replies
#159
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
buhahaha
2021-03-01 15:15
+1 niko prob one of the better glue players out there (plays any spot and is pretty consistent)
2021-03-01 15:28
1 reply
#292
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Asia en1lykS
+1
2021-03-02 06:26
lmao
2021-03-01 15:12
niko is a very underrated player. He will be a solid player on any team, you literally never see him have maps where hes like 6-20.
2021-03-01 15:14
DANISH NIKO LUL
2021-03-01 15:16
That's a decent pickup
2021-03-01 15:16
niko will left g2 for this KEKW
2021-03-01 15:18
3 replies
KEKW first faze and now g2
2021-03-01 15:20
1 reply
destroyed mousesports faze g2 and now OG KEKW
2021-03-01 15:24
+1
2021-03-01 15:35
Then get borup aswell and then perhaps msl and Aizy so we have. Valde Niko Msl Aizy Borup Pretty good, could also add kjaerbye or Nato.
2021-03-01 15:22
POGCHAMP
2021-03-01 15:24
Heroic will probably regret letting him go. I know it's not a big name but honestly with ESL right around the corner they kind of need someone and this is the best OG can get without paying an arm and a leg.
2021-03-01 15:24
#175
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Poland Spanksss
why no michu :(
2021-03-01 15:25
Actually smart move^^
2021-03-01 15:25
I mean he is ok but its not upgrade. Ropz would be upgrade. Also michu or calyx will be upgrade (two of the most underrated players of the scene). Still tier 2.
2021-03-01 15:25
4 replies
why ropz downgrade?
2021-03-01 15:25
calyx xDxDxD
2021-03-01 15:30
#186
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Germany NitczkaCS
Calyx will cause more visa and travel issues than issaa even xD
2021-03-01 15:33
It might be a slight upgrade but not a move that will make OG a top 5 team
2021-03-01 15:34
budget niko
2021-03-01 15:32
#185
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Germany NitczkaCS
Good move actually
2021-03-01 15:32
Out of G2 already LUL
2021-03-01 15:34
#190
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Asia dyunman
niko g2 go back to faze
2021-03-01 15:35
niko noob
2021-03-01 15:35
why niko??? no other options???
2021-03-01 15:36
It is actually a good upgrade because NBK was an entry fragger and niko is also one. The roles are matching and niko is a better player. If ISSAA doesn't work out as a lurker, they can replace the lurk role with Valde and it will be a really good team. A nice upgrade for OG
2021-03-01 15:36
#195
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Poland vanderift
Really good upgrade for OG
2021-03-01 15:38
#197
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Chile cristiaan
nooooo
2021-03-01 15:38
kek
2021-03-01 15:39
#199
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Poland SebL
niko is a really good player, but he is defienietly not what OG needs imo., that's a bad move for OG if you ask me, atleast bad pickup. I think they should think about some supportive element, not firepower.
2021-03-01 15:39
6 replies
#202
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Lebanon Dogman69
wtf they literally need more firepower to even get to top 10
2021-03-01 15:46
5 replies
#205
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Poland SebL
The thing with OG is that their firepower is actually amazing, I mean, everyone in their roster frags, valde is one of the best Danish players actually, mantuu is pretty good, ISSAA and Aleksib are consistent fraggers to, and even if you look at roles and positions they play, they are really fine with it, everyone is comfortable, and know the hard point is that a job of supporting players, calling etc. will be on Aleksibs shoulders, and that will be a big problem, ofc. in that case when niko joins valde will become more supportive, but do you really want valde to become supportive? Idk.
2021-03-01 15:55
4 replies
True, but the hit consistency is never there at crucial times. How many times did they lose 5vx? There's also the fact that IF mantuu is the last one alive he would rather keep the AWP making him somewhat a 50/50, either he pops off or becomes a deadweight that feeds the AWP
2021-03-01 16:30
1 reply
#300
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Poland SebL
Trust me, mantuu is a really good player, but he is a LAN player, he is unconfortable playing at home, I'm sure he will be even better when LANs comeback.
2021-03-02 13:00
#279
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Denmark ghostan11
You again with your shit knowledge. OG didnt have problems with support role neither igl role, it was always about firepower in this team, nbk was always average , issaa too inconsistent, mostly being as average as nbk, mantuu started playing badly in recent events, only valde was playing good, if you gonna spread such a bullshit then might as well just stop
2021-03-01 21:11
1 reply
#301
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Poland SebL
I think we watched the other team, everyone in OG performed individually.
2021-03-02 13:01
Looks like its cool to add bots. First mouz, now og.
2021-03-01 15:40
I got baited
2021-03-01 15:44
Another team destroyed by a Niko
2021-03-01 15:50
Couldn't find anybody better? Kinda sad ngl
2021-03-01 15:51
why would he leave g2 for them 🤣🤣🤣
2021-03-01 15:58
#209
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Would be an awesome 5th instead of NBK
2021-03-01 15:59
It would be a decent pickup if they kicked ISSAA. niko is entry but only entry. Who is gonna support? ISSAA?
2021-03-01 16:00
#211
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Europe 6loOY
Bruh, picking Niko instead of Michu. Espiranto ;v
2021-03-01 16:02
#213
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United States cyrus2121
bleh would’ve been better as a 6th man
2021-03-01 16:04
Way better than NBK no doubt
2021-03-01 16:07
9 replies
lvl 3 spotted
2021-03-01 16:23
8 replies
Did i hurt your french feelings?
2021-03-01 16:24
7 replies
Not French. When replacing NBK, you don't compare whether the other player is better aimwise or not. NBK was a support. Ofcourse niko is way better than nbk individually, but will OG get their roles sorted out as they removed a support player who helps with calling when things get tight on a 14-14 scoreline. BUT I can't expect a lvl 3 knowing about roles, all you see is stats, dumbass.
2021-03-01 16:28
6 replies
NBK is benched over and over in every team in the past years, tell me why if he is that good of a support.
2021-03-01 16:28
5 replies
He probably isn't a very good support player, but niko is not a support at all, neither is issa or valde. Who will OG put in NBK's role?
2021-03-01 16:30
4 replies
are you sure that you are talking about the right niko? this niko is no star player, entry, igl or awper, so that would make him kind of a support player too, no?
2021-03-01 16:47
3 replies
I'm pretty sure niko didn't play support role on heroic.
2021-03-01 16:52
2 replies
If you are so sure, then you must be able to tell me which of the other roles he had
2021-03-01 17:01
1 reply
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Niko_(Danis.. Role = Rifler (entry) However I'm very sure niko and nbk had different roles.
2021-03-01 17:14
#217
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Brazil wIDt
RIP OG
2021-03-01 16:08
destroyed Faze destroyed G2 now will destroy OG
2021-03-01 16:13
i wanted OG espiranto so bad
2021-03-01 16:18
gl niko
2021-03-01 16:19
NiKo went from g2 to this must of been a big paycheck
2021-03-01 16:28
They thinks its NiKo lol
2021-03-01 16:30
1 reply
lol yeah... in earlier articles it has been obvious ppl was trolling, but this time most seems to actually believe it's the bosnian choko
2021-03-01 16:49
#240
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Mongolia k0ng0
No guys, u got it all wrong. This is the right niko. The no Capital one.
2021-03-01 16:32
1 reply
#293
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Indonesia woooi15
nt congo
2021-03-02 06:31
good.
2021-03-01 16:35
I think NBK was removed because of personality clashes. If performance was the issue ISSA would have been removed. I think - ISSA and + b0rup + niko would be a good move.
2021-03-01 16:39
they somehow managed to not upgrade unbelievable
2021-03-01 16:42
niko is not a bad player but still this aint it chief
2021-03-01 16:48
#248
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Asia Blitzer
W T F
2021-03-01 16:56
Time to buy Bubzkji from Astralis. That project went on for too long without any real success, so it's time he gets a team to play for again. Him and Valde could do great together Then they should also do -issaa and I would love to get Es3tag in that team instead, but that's super unlikely after c9 just paid such a big fee to get him. Maybe Espiranto as #224 mentioned could be a nice replacement
2021-03-01 17:15
#259
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Denmark twinseN
+Bubzkji +Espriranto Would be good mate :)
2021-03-01 17:23
Crazy plot twist: Aleksi refuses to sign another 2 years when OG dont make clear roster upgrades and the goes for free to mouz to lead the likes of ropz, acor and frozen. If acor can reach levels that woxic was able to reach mouz could be easily top 3 again with another S-tier IGL at the helm. OG is more like budget mouz so they will never be able to get tier 1 players unless they get lucky with some hidden talent player (who then gets poached at first opportunity).
2021-03-01 17:26
4 replies
-aleksib +nbk Real OG fix.
2021-03-01 17:51
3 replies
Yes after that OG will stay at tier 2 and no one complains when they lose to tier 1 teams. Good fix.
2021-03-01 18:27
2 replies
Or prob stay in top 10 for good. Too many times we saw them struggling 5V2/5V3 holding a place for 20-30 sec before doing something. We will see if NBK was really the problem after EPL. Below the top 2 of the group would mean the problem is somewhere else.
2021-03-01 20:50
1 reply
I agree with the OG individuals are kinda meh and the org doesnt want to spend money on real firepower. That's why I'm thinking its possible someone like aleksib could get better offers from somewhere else since pretty much every insider knows how good he is after listening to some of the comms of the tournaments OG has played. They definetely have problems, but IGLing is not one of them.
2021-03-02 07:43
LOL they choose this clown over Michu or NBK?
2021-03-01 18:28
df
2021-03-01 20:56
Interesting, wasnt expecting this
2021-03-01 22:26
"Mom can we have NiKo" Mom: We have NiKo at home
2021-03-01 22:47
1 reply
#291
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Asia en1lykS
2021-03-02 06:23
fake NiKo
2021-03-01 23:47
They need someone who frags. Not someone with basically same stats as nbk, same entry fragger same clutch stats wtf? you get niko for what because he is 4 years younger?
2021-03-02 01:27
1 reply
niko > Nbk cmon more calm, more talented, more potential. Heroic was top1 Last year. Niko is a good ancrer
2021-03-02 23:13
#290
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Asia en1lykS
Kinda unexpected.. But, yea, GL
2021-03-02 06:23
intresting
2021-03-02 07:27
Why him? Kjaerbye god can shake the enemy team's confidence
2021-03-02 09:40
Not a bad pickup, could really be a very good support player as proven in Heroic. But you guys really need a big firepower upgrade instead of ISSA in your lineup or else won't work like last time.
2021-03-02 10:13
#304
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Russia Thfthf
Its not that Niko relax guys
2021-03-02 14:25
1 reply
knew it was the budget niko but still got lowkey surprised
2021-03-02 23:04
Niko is going to ruin another team. FaZe, G2 and now, OG.
2021-03-03 00:39
3 replies
#324
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Finland Sorsa
Wrong niko my friend
2021-03-04 08:57
2 replies
You, good sir, are extremely stupid.
2021-03-04 09:05
1 reply
#335
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Finland Sorsa
I don't know if you are being sarcastic or just brain dead. Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen and Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač are 2 different people. I hope you know that.
2021-03-04 19:12
I think Im going gay for niko
2021-03-03 10:00
I dunno man, i think borup would have been a better idea for nbk replacement :()
2021-03-03 12:17
Budget faze goes for a budget Niko lol
2021-03-03 12:33
Budget NiKo xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-03-03 15:36
Exctiting
2021-03-03 15:37
Guys the headline only says they're in "talks", nothing written in stone yet. They wan't to see what HLTV thinks first !
2021-03-03 16:55
G2? A he is Heroic okay)
2021-03-03 21:00
NA roster change
2021-03-04 03:47
WRONG NIKO WRONG NIKO
2021-03-04 04:29
Imagine OG not clinching niko because they dont want to spend enough on salary :D
2021-03-04 09:05
5 replies
im hoping its just heroic making it hard for them because they play against eachother soon otherwise they have no practice with a 5th they can use and will get completely fucked in EPL
2021-03-04 12:30
4 replies
Any team that has some asking price of a player = OG won't buy them because they are cheapskates. Literally budget budget mouz. I hope aleksib and valde find better teams to play for next year, they are being wasted there. However with corona being what it is those two players will probably lose another two years of their prime being stuck with tier 2 players which is sad to see. Many orgs not willing to invest right now, even the ones that are not cheapskate orgs like OG.
2021-03-04 14:04
3 replies
OG could easily rebuild the roster around the two when contracts start ending, but imo the best option would honestly be either EG or Mouz trying to get them when their contracts expire sometime November, provided a) EG still struggles or b) dexter doesnt work out that well Otherwise I'm sure that Aleksib will be interested in rejoining x7 and Aerial in HAVU and Valde in some new Danish team given how many previously high tier Danes there are free agents rn
2021-03-04 14:17
2 replies
I can see Valde leaving. But from my impression with respect to Aleksib's HLTV interview, it is going to take a lot to make him leave OG.
2021-03-05 07:20
1 reply
Maybe, maybe not, but I wouldn't rule it out
2021-03-05 09:15
#327
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Finland dvlx
will niko surpass his counter part this time ?...stay tunned to find out
2021-03-04 09:28
Good theyre not in discussions under niko they would get crushed to death hahaha
2021-03-04 10:21
#334
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Denmark twinseN
Just make it official already ..........
2021-03-04 16:30
#336
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France arcanoxv
oh this niko
2021-03-05 06:45
dont bring fat niko to the team!
2021-03-05 12:16
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