device: "I had a lot of time to reflect on my career and how I can create my best possible legacy"

The Danish AWPer spoke about his motivations to join NIP and his expectations, both for himself and for his new team.

Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and NIP CEO Hicham Chahine gave a press conference following the announcement of the star AWPer's signing for the Swedish organization, in which the two spoke about the surprising transfer of the Danish player from Astralis, for whom he had been playing for the past five years, to the outfit under the orders of head coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers.

"There were a lot of deciding factors," device said kicking off the press conference. "I've lived in Sweden for a long time now and there was a lot of, not stress, but a lot of time put into going back and forth between Denmark and Sweden. The energy it takes [to do that] is something that I could put elsewhere, into becoming a better player, and I think opening up the possibility of me putting that into training hours is a big factor for me."

The Dane hopes less time spent traveling and more time playing will help him reach new heights

The second factor, he added, was the Swedish organization's commitment to creating a performance culture. "I didn't have that much knowledge when we started talking. I just knew NIP is investing in the same things that I believe in, so I'm positively surprised about the setup here and I really think that I've landed in the right place to elevate myself to a new level.

"Everyone on the team knows they're very talented and that the sky is the limit. I hope I can bring that experience and know-how in some elements and the performance team can take care of the rest. I think those were the biggest deciding factor."

device leaves Astralis behind after enjoying a fruitful five years with the Danish organisation, during which he won four Major trophies and several other international titles. He is looking forward to this new chapter of his career and has his sights set on winning his fifth Major title in the home of his new team.

"I had a lot of time to reflect on what I want for myself in my career and how I can create my best possible legacy as a player and achieve my goals," he said. "The challenge here at NIP is a brilliant one, bringing a Major trophy to Sweden with the next Major [being] in Stockholm, and in general achieving championships in another home. That's probably what defines you the most.

"It's not only because we had a few bad results at Astralis, that had been the case many times before, and I believe the team will be able to get out of that small slump. When you look at Astralis we still competed in playoffs, but that's just not enough."

The arrival of a player of device's pedigree is enough to create a new level of expectation and change the dynamics of a team. This is especially true in a young squad like NIP's, in which the calling duties are shared by Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser and Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson. The latter, 17, came out of relative obscurity in February when he was promoted from the academy squad following Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson's departure. Unlike device, he's still not listed as an official member on NIP's website.

"There are no changes to ztr's role, he has been calling on two maps and that will continue," Chahine said. "We have over the last two years been building a performance culture of having no egos on the team, and that ethos continues now.

"ztr is very young. If you look back, he came out of nowhere to our Young Ninjas academy team and he will obviously be a little bit starstruck, but that's something we're aware of and the performance staff and coaching staff are working on it, but I don't see any big issues with that. I think this will only be positive and my big hope for this transfer is that device will activate all four players to a different level than they're activated today to achieve consistency."

device didn't negotiate with any teams except NIP after deciding to leave Astralis

device agreed with Chahine regarding what he wants his contributions to the team to be, saying that he hopes to "push the players and the team to elevate the consistency and to lift trophies" while assuring that he does not want to impose his will. "There are a lot of different ways that I think I can contribute, but the most important one is that I don't come with the experience I have and say: 'this is how we did it at Astralis.' I'm coming into a culture that works."

device currently holds more MVP awards (18) than any other player and has been in the top five in every HLTV Top 20 player of the year ranking since 2015, though the No.1 spot has continued to elude him. "It's a side goal for me," he said. "I've always wanted to be the best in the world. It's one thing I don't have." For now, however, he is focused on bringing NIP back to the top and helping the team to win their first Major title since ESL One Cologne 2014.

"I think I will leave a better legacy and mark in Counter-Strike history if I can actually [win a Major and create an era] in another team rather than becoming the best player in the world, which is always going to be subjective in some way," he said.

"Achieving the ultimate goal, which is the Major, and creating an era with NIP are actually my biggest dreams. If I become the best player in the world while doing that, or if one of my teammates becomes the best player in the world while doing that, it will make me immensely happy, honestly."

For NIP, who have undergone profound transformations over the past few years — from being the most dominant team in the early days of CS:GO and the home of legends of the game such as Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg and Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund, to struggling for results and becoming a squad that is now fighting to once again scale the mountain and reach the top by betting on a renewal of the Swedish scene while fostering a new generation of talent —, the signing of device at the player's request is a sign of progress and a testament that the organisation is moving in the right direction.

"It has been four or five years of really hard work rebuilding Ninjas in Pyjamas," Chahine said in an emotional closing statement. "I'm hyped to get device on the team, it will be absolutely awesome to watch the games, but what warms my heart the most is that we've gotten NIP to a place where device wants to come to us.

"That's the most important part for me and also seeing the smile on the team's face when device was here for the first time today. That really makes me happy and I'm super excited to see what we'll deliver through the rest of the year."

Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1448
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
123
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1720
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1862
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Austria Brandenburg
Very nice. Why did he pick NIP then?
2021-04-23 19:31
59 replies
cuz he wants to play in a sweden-based team and nip were ready to pay
2021-04-23 19:32
24 replies
He lives in Stockholm so close to home
2021-04-23 19:49
any info on how much?
2021-04-23 19:59
22 replies
#137
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Russia Vovandlo
I've heard near a million dollars because NIP had to buy him out of an a 3 year contract with astralis
2021-04-23 20:31
8 replies
bruh his contract was supposed to end december, less than a year left. xd
2021-04-23 20:36
6 replies
Still needed to buyout the contract
2021-04-23 20:53
4 replies
I don’t believe it was a *full* buyout, Astralis said they let him go early out of respect.
2021-04-23 21:25
3 replies
? they obviously cant sell him full price if he only has 7 months left in his contract
2021-04-23 22:20
2 replies
Yeah, if they push for the full buyout in the contract (which legally they can do), then comes december they get nothing out of one of the best players of the world. Financialy, that's the best deal for Astralis, even for a discount buyout.
2021-04-24 02:26
Rykten sa 1mille dollar :)
2021-04-24 13:13
Better buy now than skipping major
2021-04-24 03:47
the contract astralis has done yet. that's why NIP fast buying device with tons of milion money.
2021-04-23 20:47
no actual info, only speculations...in the press conference Hicham said that they agreed with astralis to not to disclose the transfer fee
2021-04-23 20:35
#146
NiKo | 
Netherlands ^robz
Rumours are 1million buyout
2021-04-23 20:42
11 replies
so he costs as much as s1mple? that's unfair tbh. Sure , he's one of the goats , but in terms of raw skill s1mple is still miles ahead. Still devve is amazing player and undisputedly one of the most consistent players ever , year after year.
2021-04-23 22:44
10 replies
Who tf says s1mple costs only 1 mil?
2021-04-23 23:28
2 replies
Faze bought coldzera for 1m when he was a top10 player. S1mple and device costs much more.
2021-04-24 17:10
1 reply
I know
2021-04-26 08:37
a player who consistently place top 3 in the past 6 years even before astralis was built and call it unfair at 1million? LMAOOO just because he doesnt play as flashy as s1mple doesnt mean he's not as skilled, they are built the same just executes different playstyles. when are people gonna realize this cmon man bait or not this just has to stop for devve and im not even a fan.
2021-04-24 01:00
3 replies
He's undoubtedly not as good as s1mple , champ. Sorry not sorry but you're delusional. As you said HE IS #3 for a reason. Cold in his prime , Zywoo , S1mple are simply better. I never said device is not good , just that he cannot carry as hard as s1mple. Mark my words , his k/d will go down. Let's not forget Device rating comes from team performance as well , it's easy to have 1.20+ rating when your team is dominating and win game after game for over 2 years , that will not be the case in NIP.His biggest strenght is consistency imo. No one is saying Device is bad , but there are far better players than him. He was surrounded by 4 great players , while s1mple , zywoo and niko (choko in 2021 lul) for example have to do most of the job by themselves.
2021-04-24 14:48
2 replies
Before Astralis, he's doing the same crap those guys you've mentioned. Why does it feel like everyone just knew devve in Astralis, you new in the scene? It just so happened that after some time, devves team actually figured out what needs to be done and went on to win. The same would have happened if s1mple or whoever was dominant at a time also had the same opportunity(excluding choko, literally choked when given the opportunity). You see the pattern now? They are all equally skilled, not more or less the other. If one of these players were given the opportunity devve had, they'd all win the same. I will say it again in case you missed it -- they are all equally skilled, not more or less the other. It just so happened devve figured it out first. The question now is, when would s1mple figure it out? Cant really say he's the greatest without result. Its like saying Westbrook is the best NBA player if we're just gonna use stat and performance level LMAO delusional my ass.
2021-04-26 02:39
1 reply
Absolutely delusional.
2021-04-26 17:44
As much as s1mple? Didnt s1mple have a 1 mill buyout when he was at Liquid? I believe his buyout is much higher now than it was with Liquid.
2021-04-24 10:34
well, cs go is a team game and therefore, the most successful player is obviously highly valued. dev is 4-times major winner, 2-times major MVP, and has, by far, the most MVPs of all players. And he contributed highly to the best team in last years, which was not completely built around him and his performance like na'vi or vitality.
2021-04-24 14:49
s1mple 0 majors devve alot majors = value, plus minimum waige is denmark is higher than ukraine
2021-04-24 15:17
Cuz he wants and is going to win stockholm 2021 major
2021-04-23 19:33
6 replies
So true 👍 imagine the odds if you bet Nip to win before the major starts? have to try it! :)
2021-04-23 19:36
5 replies
You sadly have to imagine because no site is offering odds yet
2021-04-23 19:43
ngl NIP will be the team to watch going into the next Major for Dev1ce alone imagine they actually win the major on home turf and Dev1ce becomes a 5 time Major Champion I'd love to see that just to laugh at the salty tears of all the S0mple and Zywho fanboys
2021-04-23 20:52
3 replies
How can a zywoo fan be salty when he’s won top 1, 2 years in a row? Also you brought that up unprovoked so wouldn’t that make you a salty device fan?
2021-04-23 22:42
I love devve , but c'mon... NIP players are inconsistent as frick , no way for them to win a major. I'd die laughing if Astralis win one more , lol (not like the odds are not there tho , Astralis are still a very solid team while Gambit and Heroic can easily crumble under pressure knowing it is a major)
2021-04-23 22:46
1 reply
You are wrong. I've seen something in NIP that they can be a contender even before the Device signing. Although I'm a bit sad because I think nawk was the most consistent member of this group.
2021-04-24 03:25
Seems like it's basically just so he can live in sweden
2021-04-23 19:35
6 replies
As a dane he could just move to sweden if he wanted to
2021-04-23 19:45
3 replies
He's lived with his swedish gf in Stockholm for years now.
2021-04-23 20:00
read the article next time
2021-04-23 20:01
1 reply
#189
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Canada Lakeside
+100
2021-04-23 22:35
he already lived in sweden for years before this move
2021-04-23 19:51
What would you do after winning four majors and seeing your team turn into a sinking ship? Literally the only thing that makes sense to me is switching to a team with some fresh blood and pushing the limits for a few more years, and if that team is closer to where you & your s/o live, then it's just dumb not to do it.
2021-04-23 20:24
#53
RpK | 
France pol44r
Do u see a better org? I don't think he gives a too much fuck about the overall team.
2021-04-23 19:38
2 replies
i dont think so, device is smart man, he knows what he is doink x)
2021-04-23 19:41
1 reply
+1
2021-04-23 20:32
Because its the best team in Sweden, and the team has huge potential?
2021-04-23 19:39
3 replies
#86
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Sweden deadvein
+1
2021-04-23 19:54
yes
2021-04-23 21:37
#283
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Sweden suriel666
+111
2021-04-26 16:51
Yo les noobs, NIP should’ve picked up SmithZz 😡
2021-04-23 19:39
1 reply
2021-04-23 19:42
Who else prefers NiP tag over NIP?
2021-04-23 19:51
Emilia Hult
2021-04-23 19:58
#111
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Poland xMBTx
did u read the article? lol
2021-04-23 20:05
1 reply
Of course he didn't, the article is literally about it xD
2021-04-24 17:24
#114
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Canada reeeZ75
nip are not a bad team, the rifle firepower is insane however they always have lacked an actual competent awper, this is likely going to seriously elevate them
2021-04-23 20:08
4 replies
What u mean nawk was a good awper just not as good as device
2021-04-23 20:53
3 replies
He was inconsistent. He was good. But they need consistency plus they got a better awper as well
2021-04-23 21:50
2 replies
All NIP players struggle with consistency. On a good day , they surely have the firepower to be #1 contender but on day to day basis they can beat OG Astralis against the odds and lose against top50 team.
2021-04-23 22:48
1 reply
Just like the good old NIP, wins over the best teams - and loses to the worst
2021-04-24 05:24
Read the article
2021-04-24 02:53
EZ 4 CUCKVICE
2021-04-24 10:10
Oh yeah?
2021-04-23 19:30
#3
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United Kingdom hirochan
+2
2021-04-23 19:30
LMAOOO RIP ASTRALIS DEVICE TOOK #FREEBUBZKJI TOO LITERALLY LUULULULULLULULU
2021-04-23 19:31
1 reply
+1
2021-04-23 20:08
nice
2021-04-23 19:31
#7
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Brazil Nicolito
nice devve
2021-04-23 19:31
best possible legacy? dude you have 4 majors and i don't even know how many mpvs wtf
2021-04-23 19:31
21 replies
He wants more and more. I think dev1ce will be that type of player, who'll compete on high level even as 30+ yo.
2021-04-23 19:34
13 replies
#127
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Czech Republic xANUx
device just unlocked insane difficulty
2021-04-23 20:19
#133
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Germany tilted_up
this his mindset might be close to those of Messi and Ronaldo. Even achieving everything is not enough, there's always more to get! Makes him one of the best, even if he's not the most skilled awp player, but his mindset easily puts him into top5
2021-04-23 20:24
11 replies
+1 device to nip is just like cr7 to juve, hope device can actually win the major tho
2021-04-23 21:31
9 replies
Perfect comparison. I don´t think NIP will win Major with this new lineup though. There will be more changes, and then maybe in 2022. On the other hand - the 2021 Major may be the easiest to win for years, because all the old top teams are in decline.
2021-04-23 21:57
8 replies
Wtf skill seilingprobably was never as high as in corona
2021-04-23 23:33
Actually it will be harder because many current top teams are playing at the highest level ever.
2021-04-24 02:03
6 replies
What you talking about? They only need to beat one team, Gambit!
2021-04-24 03:29
5 replies
Hmmm maybe
2021-04-24 03:36
I agree 1. Gambit 2. Heroic 3. Furia/VP/Liquid ... best right now, but we don´t know if they have stability Navi, Vitality and Astralis are nowhere.
2021-04-24 07:04
3 replies
Why would you put Furia there, even NiP is better than them.
2021-04-24 12:18
2 replies
not important Main thing is the Top of CS is weak
2021-04-24 14:52
hltv.org/matches/2346563/furia-vs-nip-ie.. xD They only lost to gambit and heroic. Look at their past matches.
2021-04-24 17:30
The perfect mindset. You hate to see someone set a goal , reach the goal and "be satisfied" - too zZzZz boring. You always have to compete and set a new goal and keep grinding in life.
2021-04-23 22:51
He wants that sweet 5th major trophy
2021-04-23 19:34
18 mvps i think
2021-04-23 19:35
3 replies
#84
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Would it be 18 MVPs? Maybe it's 18 MVPs
2021-04-23 19:53
2 replies
#93
try | 
Netherlands Akudama
It is 18, they put it in the Astralis farewell video.
2021-04-23 19:57
1 reply
#272
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Netherlands SpiceNut
It's also in the article, I was stating the bloody obvious ;)
2021-04-24 22:38
#155
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Norway dr_fiji
He need to go to a new team in order to get more majors then rest of astralis —> he will be player with most majors
2021-04-23 20:57
1 reply
makes sense, besides such ambition wtf but ok, i'm convinced
2021-04-23 21:04
Many things he said sound lame to me, but some motivations are indeed solid. GL.
2021-04-23 19:36
Stupid move
2021-04-23 19:31
pog
2021-04-23 19:31
#12
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Turkey BUGRAw0w
ok.
2021-04-23 19:31
Legend hope he does well
2021-04-23 19:31
Good luck
2021-04-23 19:32
#15
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Expected
2021-04-23 19:32
#16
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Iceland caverat
lets go devve > lulstralis
2021-04-23 19:32
#17
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United States weaboo
L
2021-04-23 19:32
#18
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Canada 116taj
gl hf
2021-04-23 19:32
1 reply
#156
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Norway dr_fiji
Lol
2021-04-23 20:57
He looks sick in that NiP jersey
2021-04-23 19:32
5 replies
But this NiP logo colour is killing me. Why they didn't rebrand it with the original colours??? It would be so cool. This one looks so fucking bad for me.
2021-04-23 19:36
4 replies
When you have a brand so well liked and known as NiP you just have to change the logo to a tribal tattoo and push that stupid sexy neon yellow. shrugemoji
2021-04-23 19:51
#83
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India shavar2099
Same feeling The brown is what I always think of about NIP
2021-04-23 19:52
#135
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Germany tilted_up
as a designer I can relate. NIP's logo is really ugly af, also the color.. ez rebrand
2021-04-23 20:26
#284
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Sweden suriel666
i like the colors, just liked the form of the previous better, more spikey
2021-04-26 17:01
#20
valde | 
Finland Juvi
oh my god
2021-04-23 19:32
devve the GOAT
2021-04-23 19:32
device goat
2021-04-23 19:32
NIP LUL
2021-04-23 19:32
goat
2021-04-23 19:33
GOAT <3 Top1 2021
2021-04-23 19:33
#27
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Australia B_Tannen
And make lots of money.
2021-04-23 19:33
#30
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Finland Nollegee
Good luck in ninjas hope they can win some trophies in NIP now!
2021-04-23 19:33
ez
2021-04-23 19:33
Gl
2021-04-23 19:33
#34
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Poland coniasty
x d xd xd xd xd
2021-04-23 19:34
Less time travelling? Didnt astralis had like 2 bootcamps lol
2021-04-23 19:34
1 reply
#123
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Germany Droidd
Maybe they didn't do the bootcamps cuz device didn't wanna travel to them
2021-04-23 20:15
#36
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Russia Kalacia
Greatest player in csgo. GL
2021-04-23 19:34
6 replies
#68
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Indonesia woooi15
debatable
2021-04-23 19:44
5 replies
Atleast he's the greatest Danish player ever......
2021-04-23 19:45
3 replies
Sunde > Device . If u dont know who is Sunde, dont try to reply me
2021-04-23 20:14
2 replies
Stfu
2021-04-23 23:35
1 reply
Who called you ? Im replying to him
2021-04-24 00:10
#282
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Russia Kalacia
Im just basing this off of achievements and consistency within this game not individual skill.
2021-04-26 14:29
#38
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United States mattgg2015
very cool
2021-04-23 19:34
sure man
2021-04-23 19:34
Dude your legacy is stacked already lmao
2021-04-23 19:35
GOAT
2021-04-23 19:35
This looks so wrong
2021-04-23 19:35
#43
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Estonia simondoggo
Cool
2021-04-23 19:35
#46
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China CantBanMe
TLDR: Astralis sux I join Nip UwU
2021-04-23 19:35
GOAT of CS:GO
2021-04-23 19:37
#50
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Ukraine TeamBet
yes
2021-04-23 19:37
#51
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Germany Nachofish
okeh bro
2021-04-23 19:37
Imagine if NiP really wins major with him. I wonder what dev1ce haters will say about it? That team's carrying him again? That he has strong teammates?
2021-04-23 19:38
"I think I will leave a better legacy and mark in Counter-Strike history if I can actually [win a Major and create an era] in another team rather than becoming the best player in the world, which is always going to be subjective in some way," - Dev1ce Opinions?
2021-04-23 19:38
2 replies
#65
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Cambodia CyBeRv!
true, they can call u system player if u win everything in one team, and legacy makes winning at any conditions, not just at one perfect environment
2021-04-23 19:43
Well, he's right. People remembers champions the most. Not just amazing players.
2021-04-23 19:44
Damn he fits well in that jersey
2021-04-23 19:40
he won 4 majors and he's talking about creating a legacy
2021-04-23 19:41
1 reply
cuz he knows nip will be a end of his career, none of this nonamers have a chance on LAN, its gonna be 0-16 kind of fiesta.
2021-04-24 07:27
don't cry because its over, smile because it happened.
2021-04-23 19:41
devzera killed astralis and nip lelelelkek
2021-04-23 19:41
Emilia wants to live in Sweden?
2021-04-23 19:42
3 replies
#101
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
underrated comment
2021-04-23 20:00
She already does?
2021-04-24 07:35
#285
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Sweden suriel666
she already does and Sweden > Danmark
2021-04-26 17:03
good luck goat
2021-04-23 19:42
GL!!
2021-04-23 19:43
#73
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Brazil hugoooo
All this shit feels so much April 1. So hard to understand it is not.
2021-04-23 19:48
1 reply
#120
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Azerbaijan Talley
i had the same reaction. what is going on really
2021-04-23 20:14
#74
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Denmark N1nQa
Devve :(
2021-04-23 19:48
NIP PGL Major 2021 winner confirmed
2021-04-23 19:49
#78
shox | 
Czech Republic 4DC3
TOM CRUISE LETS GO
2021-04-23 19:49
So basically he wants to be top5 again this year playing on another team that is not astralis We all know he is not the best and he won't be the best, skillwise at least, and honestly we all know he is not gonna win another major with NIP since the team is not as good as some others. ztr is not good enough, I still think this, if they could get Heap for example into the team then we could talk about a possible top5 team. Anyway, I hope he has a great time and run in Nip, GL to him
2021-04-23 19:51
7 replies
"We all know", talk for yourself. People with actual skill and gamesense know what device does for his team.
2021-04-23 20:05
6 replies
tf? no one is saying he is not good or he doesnt do a lot for the team, im just saying it's a FACT that he is not the best skillwise, like literally even himself said this on an interview months ago, saying that he is not as mechanically skilled as zywoo or s1mple, but tries to play as good as them even if it means doing some other stuff other than insane HS, flicks or clutches. But no, you, zerm999, biased fan, probably think device is better than the other 2 lmfao
2021-04-23 22:07
5 replies
#232
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Romania Xyst
+1
2021-04-24 05:27
He absolutely can be, being the best is not just aim - its gamesense that makes you the best and he is absolutely one of or the smartest person in the game.
2021-04-24 07:58
3 replies
I disagree. I think Zywoo for instance has more game sense than device, at least on an individual level and knowing what to do as a single player to help your team win the round.
2021-04-24 22:53
2 replies
Well first of all, Device is a 18x MVP, 4 times Major winner, 2x Major MVP and been top 5 player for 6 years- apparently he is a really fuccing good player that hugely contribute to his team. And second, I wrote "he is absolutely ----> one of <---- or the smartest person in the game. Give Zywoo a few years to see how he holds out before making that assumption.
2021-04-25 08:09
1 reply
all the things you are saying are true and that's why he is considered the most consistant player in csgo history, and that's a fact, but from there to be the best of all time or the best csgo player there is a difference and i dont believe he is the one. But i guess it can always be subjective in some way
2021-04-26 10:01
"Talented"
2021-04-23 19:54
#87
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Andorra breasts
only thing this guy is missing is hltv #1)))))
2021-04-23 19:54
#88
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Serbia LtN))
rip Astralis
2021-04-23 19:55
This better be your true intentions mate, cause if it all is a cover for you wanting to live with your gf then gg Anyways dont see nip winning major with f*#king ztr. A team that has two igls igling different maps and putting up iglesqe frag performance is doomed fail lmao. Get rid of ztr
2021-04-23 19:58
4 replies
we all know its cuz if his girlfriend
2021-04-23 20:08
1 reply
nothing wrong with that though, he's been with Emilia for a fair number of years.
2021-04-23 22:04
#237
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Sweden Phalkz
I agree about ztr’s fragging. But Dude, Hampus is a great fragging igl. We can argue about Hampus igl-skill but the guy have some real firepower, for being an igl
2021-04-24 07:19
#286
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Sweden suriel666
kid is just 17, give him some slack wtf. he basically jumped into NIP main team, he just needs to groove in and he'll be good
2021-04-26 17:06
glhf in NIP
2021-04-23 19:57
#99
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CIS Runtz
dude 25, got bunch more time
2021-04-23 20:00
That's a nice and bold move rather than creating a super-team of sorts. It's kind like how Kawhi Leonard said goodbye to Spurs dynasty and went to Toronto and titled instantly. Good luck!
2021-04-23 20:01
Trading career for girlfriend :( no future in tier2 team with ztk
2021-04-23 20:01
Good luck Dev1ce
2021-04-23 20:01
lost respect for device
2021-04-23 20:02
they bench nawk , nawk is literally so much better than ztr in every single thing ...
2021-04-23 20:04
1 reply
#233
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Romania Xyst
Nawwk was the awper, and they probably will replace ztr.
2021-04-24 05:29
#113
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Estonia qoznyyy
>best possible legacy >joins nip
2021-04-23 20:06
#117
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Brazil Elakk
thanks I love you
2021-04-23 20:09
Devve’s GF didn’t want to move to Denmark because the way Danes speak (Swedish with a hot potato in their mouths) and now he puts an end to the greatest CS:GO team of all time because of that. Nice
2021-04-23 20:15
1 reply
its not only dev1ce leaving astralis though...
2021-04-23 21:12
Good luck!
2021-04-23 20:18
#125
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Greece RedWinter
Imagine Messi moving to Porto because his girlfriend lived there. That's how it amounts.
2021-04-23 20:18
The news about device joining nip was shocking. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. When a top team is struggeling, like astralis have been. They either A: rebuild the team around their star player, or B: The star player leaves to join another team. What made this move so surprising to people, me included. Is that we didnt actually know that device lived in Sweden and knew how to speak the language. So therefore we never thought about the possibility. If you think about the fact that coldzera joined faze and niko joined g2, I dont se how this is a lesser move then those 2 examples. And its not like nip is without promise, both rez and polpski are very good T1 players, and now with device they got 3. We already know ztr is only a standin and most likely they will replace him when another capable player presents himself. This could be really good honestly. Atleast im hyped to watch their first game, and I havent been hyped to watch a nip game in a long fucking time now ;)
2021-04-23 20:19
4 replies
Dude. He made it quite public, many times over the years, that lives in Stockholm. And behold, Swedish and Danish are very similar languages, it's not like you "learn" to speak Swedish if you are from Denmark and vice versa.
2021-04-23 20:37
3 replies
I am Swedish, they are not similar. Learning Danish and vice versa would be hard and would take time.
2021-04-23 20:45
2 replies
This is urban legend / a myth. The problem with most swedes and Danes are that they are so fucking lazy and give up too easily. If you actually give it a try, then nothing is impossible. I come from Skåne (with parents from Stockholm) and I can easily speak with the Copenhagen people. Im blessed because the Copenhagen accent is not that bad and the fact that I have Stockholm accent but grew up in Skåne with DR1 and DR2 channels when I was a kid. That helped me a lot to get to know Danish. I have plenty of customers coming in who are sands and we communicate with Swedish /Danish without any problems.
2021-04-23 23:18
1 reply
Well there are always exceptions isnt there. Its a nice story and all but the vast majority of the populations of both countries do not share your experience in this matter. And I bet you know that.
2021-04-24 00:59
Palmeiras não tem mundial
2021-04-23 20:22
2 replies
1 reply
Kkkkk
2021-04-23 21:30
Asdf
2021-04-23 20:22
Gl Nicolai
2021-04-23 20:22
Device will figure out fast that he has actually to think by himself and not just react to calls... and he will drop hard.
2021-04-23 20:24
Well... everything is falling apart. Messi leaving Barcelona, device leaves Astralis... what's next ? S1mple joins Faze ? Actually, That's would be nice.
2021-04-23 20:26
0 iq move
2021-04-23 20:30
lamo he wont be even in top10 teams now, sad
2021-04-23 20:32
Very interesting. All the best.
2021-04-23 20:35
#145
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Denmark Zaerdna
You know it's bad when a lot of Astralis haters even feel sad about the original dominant Astralis squad splitting apart for good, I legitimately feel sad today.
2021-04-23 20:41
device trying to solidify his GOAT status
2021-04-23 20:50
3 replies
Device is the undeniable GOAT of CSGO, and S1mple the best player. Kinda of Lebron Jordan debate
2021-04-23 20:59
2 replies
yea for sure device is Jordan, the goat with so many achievements, while simple is LeBron, the most talented but with less achievements for now
2021-04-24 00:09
1 reply
Spot on
2021-04-24 15:08
go devve go
2021-04-23 20:53
#154
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El Salvador w7tv
lmao dumb move
2021-04-23 20:56
Astralis dead team RIP.
2021-04-23 20:58
1 reply
#163
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
astr without dev > nip with dev
2021-04-23 21:06
Xyp9x Magisk CadiaN MSL Bubzkji Myb???
2021-04-23 21:01
1 reply
Lmao Cadian ain’t leaving heroic lol
2021-04-23 21:16
I get the reasons but, couldn't be have moved with his GF to Denmark instead? NiP squad has always had potential but the players are very inconsistent and still not a title contender imo with ZTR. GL to him, sad to see the best lineup ever breaking up like this.
2021-04-23 21:03
4 replies
Well it's better to break it up now than ending in mibr way
2021-04-23 21:52
2 replies
That's true but, all of a sudden out of nowhere is alot to process.
2021-04-23 22:50
1 reply
#234
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Romania Xyst
It isn't all of a sudden, he literally gave an interview saying that big changes will be happening. We just didn't expect that big.
2021-04-24 05:33
Best lineup ever? Are you serious?
2021-04-24 16:07
devve why leave ur bro duppe
2021-04-23 21:10
glhf
2021-04-23 21:19
respect for doing it for gf
2021-04-23 21:23
#171
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Turkey erturkgg
Worst decision devve..
2021-04-23 21:24
biggest mistake ever imo,but gl anyways
2021-04-23 21:25
so this means div1ce finally top 1 2021 ?
2021-04-23 21:41
GUYS. help us with a university project. Please answer one question. Are you satisfied with anti-cheat in cs:go? (+ or -)
2021-04-23 21:42
1 reply
Absolutely not
2021-04-24 16:06
NiP will be great for dev1ce
2021-04-23 21:44
GL Hf
2021-04-23 22:10
astralis +mhl/hades ez
2021-04-23 22:33
#190
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Russia NOD777
Seems like device knew what is he doing. Now I have two teams to cheer for! Already waiting for astralis nip match
2021-04-23 22:37
Should have gone to fnatic :( But nipples will be sick now as well.
2021-04-23 22:54
1 reply
nipples :D
2021-04-23 23:23
#200
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Brazil Anarchybr
Did this guy just leave Astralis because of his gf? Lmaoooo gado d+*
2021-04-23 23:01
1 reply
#223
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El Salvador w7tv
+1 gado extremo
2021-04-24 02:54
This is his start of his career doing in downward spiral.
2021-04-23 23:07
bulllshiiieeeet
2021-04-23 23:28
Too many people think that devve will have less success in Nip but remember that ztr is only standin. Once they get Heap, it's over.
2021-04-24 00:04
#209
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Denmark Vespurr
Tom Brady 2.0
2021-04-24 00:07
#212
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CIS imixiu
Imagine major final NiP with device vs Astralis omegalul
2021-04-24 00:09
best legacy is to join a team that has no current achievements YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
2021-04-24 00:25
I was expecting G2.Dev1ce or PSG Team with dev1ce and 4 other all star players.
2021-04-24 00:34
#222
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El Salvador w7tv
WTF unexpected
2021-04-24 02:54
OMEGALUL
2021-04-24 05:17
unexpected, anyways GL.
2021-04-24 05:58
its a trash decision when you look at major perspective, Astralis could be at the top with all experience they got on LAN, they would've overrun teams like GAMBIT no problem. devve is a beta, he is not capable of judicious decisions, he is just a tool.
2021-04-24 07:32
2 replies
#247
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Oceania yungyoda
Cry is free 😎👌
2021-04-24 09:13
XD
2021-04-24 09:50
sick surprise
2021-04-24 07:58
I think his peak was Astralis and he will never become HLTV top5 again. Just as coldzera who only worked on SK/LG
2021-04-24 08:09
2 replies
#246
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Oceania yungyoda
Wrong.
2021-04-24 09:12
coldzera without taco XDDDD OMEGALUL
2021-04-24 09:51
officially forever in tier2 team
2021-04-24 08:43
#245
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Oceania yungyoda
The goatest and sexist(after dosia) player alive about to win another back to back Major. GL NIP
2021-04-24 09:13
3 replies
Kick ztr, bring flamie
2021-04-24 09:15
2 replies
0/8
2021-04-24 15:28
1 reply
he'll rise like a fenix...
2021-04-24 15:39
Astralis should get Lucky from tricked as awp and replace zyp9x with aizy or konfig
2021-04-24 09:33
Wasted 1 mill on a player that is nothing without gla1ve and the rest, kek NiP org is a joke
2021-04-24 13:03
Thorin was right omegalul
2021-04-24 13:36
just logged in for comment on this HOLY FUCKING SHIT
2021-04-24 14:24
Am I missing something? Nobody on NIP has what it takes to win a major let alone a T1 tournament right now. Did device hit his head?
2021-04-24 16:05
So Emilia rekt prime fnatic with znajder, prime Astralis and prime new-NiP. wow, just wow
2021-04-25 06:13
#275
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Denmark Vespurr
Still shocking to me
2021-04-25 06:24
#277
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Denmark geerZo
WOW
2021-04-25 18:09
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUUUCCCKKKKKK Device/Dupreeh/Xyp9x have literally been playing together since early 2013 (maybe late 2012? I forgot). That's nearly a decade of having half of your team as players you know very well, not to mention some of the best players as well. Out of all the Astralis members to leave this was definitely the last one I expected... I've been a fanboy of Dignitas/TSM/Astralis while they were a part of it for soooo damn long, since the time I started playing CS:GO really. I knew something big was gonna happen but still WOW
2021-04-26 00:22
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