NIP crack top 3 ranking for the first time in 5 years

This is the first time NIP have been in the top 3 since December 2016.

With their stellar performance at IEM Fall EU, NIP have seen themselves climb into the top 3 in the world rankings, displacing Vitality. It is the first time in almost five years that the organization finds itself at such heady heights, having last appeared at No. 3 shortly after an IEM Oakland 2016 victory.

Their rise comes off the back of an 11 game winning streak for Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser and co., which culminated in their victory over ENCE in the race to the IEM Fall EU title, the organisation's first notable event win since the 2018 FACEIT Europe Minor.

The arrival of device has inspired NIP to their highest ranking in years

During this run of form they have beaten their closest rivals for a top-five ranking, both G2 and Vitality, in best-of-three series, solidifying their claim to being the third best team in the world right now.

NIP will next be in action on October 20 in the Battle of Betway event, alongside teams such as G2 and BIG, which will feature a map pool including Train, Tuscan, Cache, Cobblestone and Inferno. After that, it will be all about the team's preparation for the PGL Major Stockholm, where NIP will play from the second stage on as one of the Legends teams.

Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
#1
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
Nice
2021-10-11 19:15
73 replies
#35
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India shahil_005
NIP -3rd Astralis -8th Device was right, "5 steps ahead".
2021-10-11 19:20
32 replies
#162
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Peru TheJuan
device goat confirmed
2021-10-11 20:44
27 replies
they arent even top 5. the anchor LNZ is dragging them downwards. hes fucking trash! device can not carry the load he needs to bare in order to pull off a miracle and win the stockholm major. IMPOSSIBLE!!!
2021-10-11 20:49
25 replies
#171
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Sweden frozze90
you need to have faith young man
2021-10-11 20:55
He’s not trash, just not a top10 Swedish player like nip is desperate for. I reckon heap would do a better job, but its impossible to say without being inside the team. Hopefully lnz does a lot implicitely to make the team perform optimally
2021-10-11 22:05
8 replies
Lnz is needed so much and only performs half the time. For a now top 3 team u cant have someone that doesnt have impact half the time. Nip is a coinflip and theyre lucky asf that they got heads 11 times
2021-10-12 02:05
5 replies
Then why dont they just swap him out? Oh thats right Hes actually contributing a Lot for the Team atmosphere. If nip wanted they could Fall Up phzy and have hin rifle or Bring Back nawwk as rifle but they dont
2021-10-12 13:55
4 replies
theres definitely reasons. nawwk wasnt good for the team, they didnt click thats why ztr wasnt replaced. and bringing up players from their academy lineup clearly hasnt worked for the last 2 rosters so why would it work now?
2021-10-12 15:04
3 replies
wtf guys are you talking about, he is doing just fine on his rookie year. Remember he is often the site anchor and does alot of shit job that requires alot of experience. LNZ and Plopskis job there is only to assist and make REZ and Devices life much easier.
2021-10-12 19:31
2 replies
+1
2021-10-12 20:38
Like i said there is no reason swap him out just like plopski and nip wouldnt have won if they wouldnt fit
2021-10-12 21:39
I guess LNZ is second caller like ztr before bcs he was IGL in Young Ninjas.
2021-10-12 04:38
1 reply
no
2021-10-12 14:05
it would be nice to get brollan onto the team
2021-10-11 22:36
2 replies
Brollan to play shit positions?
2021-10-12 09:48
1 reply
LNZ getting creamy positions.. set up ftw. EZ day at the office for brollan
2021-10-12 21:59
-LNZ +KRIMZ
2021-10-11 22:42
6 replies
#251
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Estonia Shoyo
Nahh too old
2021-10-11 23:36
4 replies
agree.. has to be brollan
2021-10-11 23:38
3 replies
Brollan always chokes in big events
2021-10-12 09:32
1 reply
Tf u talking about
2021-10-12 15:09
#332
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Belgium w4lt3r
brollan still has lenghty contract with fnatic
2021-10-12 21:57
-LNZ +olof
2021-10-12 11:41
#275
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Serbia Dusan837
Its okay he will be in houng ninjas soon as washed dupreeh or beba xyp9x joins nip
2021-10-12 03:13
#295
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Sweden Mejtz
LNZ is a beast, what u on about
2021-10-12 08:57
LNZ > NA CSGO.
2021-10-12 14:18
Isnt that what they said about BiT for ages and boom now hes one of the integral pieces to Na'Vi
2021-10-12 14:32
#320
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Canada Kupo
Typical yankee comment who knows nothing about CS
2021-10-12 16:48
A cry baby can never be a GOAT.
2021-10-12 06:21
Yeah but the only reason they are 8th is because device bounced lol
2021-10-11 20:49
surpised astralis didnt go up a signle spot(
2021-10-11 21:03
meh idk lol. Once their 2022 is set and whoever is replaced by konfig they'll probably be pretty sick again.
2021-10-11 22:52
Its because he breaked the golden five and most importantly, this event is happening in their home soil that's why. And thanks to that s1mple isn't there. Or else he would have been fucked by him.
2021-10-12 06:23
Undeserved
2021-10-11 19:25
34 replies
? 11 win streak , and consistently placing high then winning iem but ur prob right
2021-10-11 19:30
31 replies
Maybe deserved, idk. It just seems that nowadays no team except navi knows what they are doing on the map. There is navi, sometimes gambit and then everybody else. G2 can beat nip and nip can beat g2. The same with vitality, astralis, heroic and every other team. Navi is the first team that has some resemblance of that absolute domination astralis pulled off couple of years ago. It would be a shame if they will not win major this time.
2021-10-11 19:50
30 replies
Lmao imagine comparing this Na'Vi to prime Astralis.
2021-10-11 19:55
16 replies
Dude I said some resemblance. Obviously the level astralis reached was much ahead of current navi.
2021-10-11 19:59
15 replies
To be fair Astralis was just lucky with the meta xD
2021-10-11 20:02
14 replies
They created that new meta lol
2021-10-11 20:07
4 replies
indeed lol +2
2021-10-11 21:54
#228
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Slovakia Daev0n
Yes, smoke bug meta.
2021-10-11 22:37
2 replies
gla1ve smoke nvidia settings meta
2021-10-12 00:35
1 reply
#267
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Slovakia Daev0n
true
2021-10-12 01:20
#132
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Argentina BlanKsT
flair checks out
2021-10-11 20:10
Dumb..?
2021-10-11 20:22
2 replies
I think he refer to what device said 1st Day in nip
2021-10-11 20:30
1 reply
Exactly, I can't understand how people not get that, especially with an added xD at the end.
2021-10-11 21:47
#174
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Denmark entify
Saying that astralis was lucky with the meta is just plain stupid and shows how biased you are. Astralis created all the metas and other teams had to follow.
2021-10-11 21:03
4 replies
How do people not understand what xD means in 2021? :(
2021-10-11 21:46
2 replies
Oke oke, fair point. Guess the heat was on HOT!
2021-10-11 21:55
Its hltv xD what do you expect apart from US two smart ppl xD
2021-10-12 00:37
Biased ?? dude just go to bed if dont get the joke..
2021-10-12 00:36
Then your statement of "undeserved" is weird, since NIP is third. behind those teams you mention "knows what they are doing on the map". Because Na'Vi is nr 1, Gambit nr 2, then ther is "everybody else" starting with NIP. Fkn baiter. just want some attention.
2021-10-11 19:56
5 replies
If you have something like 5 teams that has teams "good enough" to reach the 3rd, then is there a team really deserving that spot since everything falls under who plays better this week? Might as well just toss a coin.
2021-10-11 20:06
2 replies
So if they played better this week, they deserve to be top3 this week. It's that simple
2021-10-11 21:46
Yes, since one of those 5 teams won a competition with the other 5 teams included, so that team is the best of those 5 currently...since they won the competition... Why have competitions if it is not for the teams to prove that they are the best currently?
2021-10-12 08:16
It starts with gambit as of the current rankings. Navi is above everyone else right now. But its all fairly close and quite massively competitive csgo times we live in. that gets me excited :D Specially with the first LAN event coming up woop wooooooop woooop
2021-10-11 21:57
1 reply
Couldn't agree more, SUPER EXCITED! I'm definitely going to watch the Grand Final live! :D
2021-10-12 08:09
But if a mixed message, first you complain that no other team than Navi is relevant by your measure. And then you say it would be a shame if they didn’t win? Wouldn’t it be good for cs if someone else win following the logic that Navi is the only relevant team? If someone else win major we have two relevant teams. Or maybe you are just a hardcore Navi fan trying to hide it behind an attest at logic?
2021-10-11 20:22
4 replies
Why I say it would be a shame if they didnt win is because of long time consistency. It seems that each tournament they play better than the last time, you see massive improvements on bit and pertecto. It wouldnt be good for cs if navi lost because it would just show how random pro cs is. Can you honestly say that currently there is a better team than navi? I think its their major to lose. Astralis was that team some time ago and I dont think it was bad for cs. Sure, some matches were boring lol but you cant help but apreciate the skill and preparation they showed consistently for such a long time. However if they win this major too, then it would be mindblowing. Im a fan of cs, I dont really care too much about teams.
2021-10-11 21:11
3 replies
not a bad post apart from including the "global situation". resulting in the first and biggest LAN event for on navi's side b1t and perfecto. So it would be understandable if they didnt bring home the major title but instead finish in the semi finals or the final. so it wouldnt be bad for csgo. as of yet. A few LAN tournaments down the line and this still is the case then your point is valid once again.!
2021-10-11 22:00
Well there hasn’t been any actual LAN events (with crowd) while Navi has been on top. And several of their players don’t have that experience. So I would be surprised if they underperformed at the major. Crowd pressure combined with favorite pressure can be hard. I’m also not sure Navi plays a style that is as reliable as the way Astralis played.
2021-10-12 10:02
#307
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Sweden Phalkz
Wtf is that logic? Its bad for cs If navi loses? Because it shows how random pro cs is? And No, having one dominant team is worse for the sport. Look at football, biggest sport in the world probably(Soccer). There are 3-5 teams in every top league in europe that can win their league. There are 10+ teams that can win the champions league. And there are like 10+ nations that can win the world cup. Does it make football less interesting? Does it stop football from developing? Nope
2021-10-12 12:57
+1 cs teams in identity crisis or just matchfixing too stronk
2021-10-11 20:47
#308
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Lol because Navi with those last second plants 100% know what are doing. They are just lucky the big dogs fell down so bad- astralis,liquid,vitality
2021-10-12 13:17
yeah bro very undeserved, they won a tournament, they should have dropped 3 places instead
2021-10-11 19:42
1 reply
Maybe not undeserved, maybe irrelevant is more accurate word #99
2021-10-11 19:52
name checkout
2021-10-11 19:45
THE DEVICE EFFECT <3
2021-10-11 19:58
1 reply
should be fixed on the first lan
2021-10-11 20:11
#142
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Germany Jermen
Nip finally 5 steps ahead of Astralis
2021-10-11 20:16
GOAT device proves himself and redeems his calibre. What a time to be a NiP fan! He's steadily gaining my respect back.....
2021-10-11 20:22
#2
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India shavar2099
2nd
2021-10-11 19:15
3 replies
Sir, when will you accept your silver medal?
2021-10-11 19:16
2 replies
device gets bronze
2021-10-11 19:37
lmao
2021-10-12 11:36
3rd
2021-10-11 19:15
1 reply
OK, topic tells the same.
2021-10-11 20:08
#4
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Spain paulinh0
Riders rank14 lets FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-11 19:15
9 replies
wtf how i don't want to offend you by that mens
2021-10-11 19:18
2 replies
#32
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Spain paulinh0
it seems like they will drop 2-3 spots during the week because HLTV counts high these MR3 games (these overtime deciders in Group Stage), they will fix it and we'll go to 17-18 but who cares? still awesome.
2021-10-11 19:19
1 reply
Lol i dont expect that but congrats puta
2021-10-12 02:23
sunGOD pog
2021-10-11 19:55
1 reply
really
2021-10-11 19:57
Deserved, good for spanish cs
2021-10-11 19:59
ayy good for spain CS :D
2021-10-11 20:02
Tier 1 confirmed
2021-10-11 21:18
VAMOS
2021-10-11 23:16
#5
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South Africa ZNDC
4th
2021-10-11 19:15
1 reply
nt
2021-10-11 19:18
device effect
2021-10-11 19:15
1 reply
+1
2021-10-11 19:59
#7
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France modds
thanks device
2021-10-11 19:15
4 replies
+1
2021-10-11 20:00
thanks 40%
2021-10-11 20:07
2 replies
40% mad
2021-10-11 21:10
1 reply
40% bad
2021-10-11 23:16
#8
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Sweden frizzahh
POG
2021-10-11 19:15
#9
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United Kingdom Tnk11
Nice
2021-10-11 19:15
ez 4 device
2021-10-11 19:16
damn that's crazy
2021-10-11 19:16
DEVVE DIFF
2021-10-11 19:16
pog
2021-10-11 19:16
Pog
2021-10-11 19:16
Dane carrying Swedes
2021-10-11 19:16
4 replies
Nt no scene, the whole team except maybe LNZ are playing well. Compare REZ and Hampus rating to Device and you will see
2021-10-11 19:37
3 replies
#189
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Europe tsken
I agree with you - It's a team effort! Rez, Hampus, Device = deadly trio indeed!
2021-10-11 21:22
plopski lmao
2021-10-11 23:07
1 reply
well his rating aint bad and he stepped up last game.. but sure if he goes back to playing meh then maybe kick him
2021-10-11 23:13
#17
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Hong Kong sti11fac
thank mr device
2021-10-11 19:16
Nice
2021-10-11 19:17
overrated trash
2021-10-11 19:17
#20
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Norway 2kayn
Deviceffect
2021-10-11 19:17
#21
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
EZ for former CEX prodigy LNZ
2021-10-11 19:17
God Device
2021-10-11 19:17
Lul
2021-10-11 19:18
#26
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Sweden KennyKEX
Pog
2021-10-11 19:18
FaZe +1???????
2021-10-11 19:18
3 replies
#71
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El Salvador Bredalow
Because heroic lose more pts
2021-10-11 19:38
2 replies
FaZe should be -2 though.
2021-10-11 19:39
1 reply
#169
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El Salvador Bredalow
why? its points based they have more pts than heroic and got better placement then them in it
2021-10-11 20:53
GOAT device #GoNinjas
2021-10-11 19:19
#29
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Ukraine McSwell
1 RMR won already 3rd place KEKW
2021-10-11 19:19
2 replies
#76
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Sweden kWahoho
2nd place in RMR flashpoint and have done well in basaclly all tournaments by finishing 3-4 place
2021-10-11 19:39
They were #6 before RMR? KEKW
2021-10-11 19:56
nice :D
2021-10-11 19:19
sweden owes denmark so much
2021-10-11 19:19
#33
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Sweden HaasF1Team
NICCEE, so nice to see them up there.
2021-10-11 19:19
First time in 5 years lmaooo
2021-10-11 19:20
Congratz! Finnaly the young player gets a chance to put up a team and shine :D
2021-10-11 19:20
1 reply
#240
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Poland kruky
It's not like 5 out of 10 top10 teams have rookie in their team... And of all these rookies lnz is probably shining the least (maybe only Kyojin is having less impact)
2021-10-11 23:10
#37
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Russia DomRemi
Gratz!
2021-10-11 19:21
#38
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Latvia TIBR0X
DEMN FIRST TIME IN 5 YEARS ;D 2014
2021-10-11 19:21
6 replies
Believe that would be 16
2021-10-11 20:32
#190
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Europe tsken
Math is overrated I guess.
2021-10-11 21:24
expected math skills from a NaVi fan
2021-10-11 21:36
2021 - 5 = 2014 Interesting, when did they update how subtraction works?
2021-10-11 22:36
1 reply
#241
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Latvia TIBR0X
I just write 2014 cuz they won major there not about top3 nip
2021-10-11 23:11
#246
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Germany tilted_up
HLTV hits hard again :D
2021-10-11 23:18
Since the last time Allu played in nip (last good awper) in other words
2021-10-11 19:21
2 replies
#212
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Brazil hugoooo
pyth was the awper when they were top 3 in 2016
2021-10-11 22:21
1 reply
Newfag? It was f0rest in 2016
2021-10-12 15:11
GJ
2021-10-11 19:22
Is this their first time in a while entering top 3?
2021-10-11 19:22
2 replies
Since 5 years
2021-10-11 19:36
It literally says in the title.
2021-10-11 20:53
Insane what one insane player can do to a team that was floating between top 15 - top 30 for years.
2021-10-11 19:22
1 reply
+1 they needed some1 with experience
2021-10-11 19:32
IN 5 YEARS? XDDD
2021-10-11 19:23
#45
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Finland RamboAAA
I was like 5 years ago..oh 2014, but noo..time flies. 2016 was already 5 years ago, damn =(
2021-10-11 19:23
LNZ helped alot
2021-10-11 19:23
Seriously, Battle of Betway sounds more interesting than the major itself. teams obviously won't prepare for that heavily, as it's meaningless practicing those maps before a major, but that's really exciting.
2021-10-11 19:23
3 replies
True
2021-10-11 19:58
#247
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Germany tilted_up
Thought exactly the same dude. Looking real forward to it with this Mappool, I Hope Volvo is watching!
2021-10-11 23:20
1 reply
I hope so, I have my doubt :(
2021-10-12 00:10
deserved ngl
2021-10-11 19:24
different nip, this isn't my favorite nip anymore mens
2021-10-11 19:25
ence deserves 4 i suppose. 1 event win poggers
2021-10-11 19:26
2 replies
Maybe not above vitality, but surely above g2
2021-10-11 19:28
they dont deserve to be above vitality for sure...
2021-10-11 19:40
by this major astralis will replace NIP in terms of ranking
2021-10-11 19:26
Finally!
2021-10-11 19:28
#55
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North America AlanSmith2
Dignitas in top 30 finally
2021-10-11 19:29
1 reply
#248
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Germany tilted_up
It’s the bigger news to me, ngl!
2021-10-11 23:21
#57
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United States Heest
i think they fixed their internet
2021-10-11 19:32
1 reply
dead meme ;/
2021-10-11 19:43
How in the world does OG gain points? ;D
2021-10-11 19:32
3 replies
+1
2021-10-11 19:33
I ask the same thing about g2. They lost to copenhagen flames, ENCE and Moviestar riders.
2021-10-11 19:49
1 reply
They also won against fiend, mouse, fpx and big and placed 6th at RMR Losing matches doesn't mean u lose points.
2021-10-11 19:58
#60
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Slovakia yozhko
No matter the names - previous or current.. NiP is a legendary name. Make them proud again! Let's goooo NiP.
2021-10-11 19:32
LET'S GO RIDERS
2021-10-11 19:32
I have a really strong feeling that this isnt even true. They were definitly top 3 for a week or so in the last 3 years i feel.
2021-10-11 19:33
1 reply
i take it back theyve been 4-6th but never 3rd
2021-10-11 19:38
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-11 19:35
pog
2021-10-11 19:36
wow
2021-10-11 19:37
Imagine nip with brollan or dupreeh. Easily top 3 consistently and consistent title contender. Hell nip with krimz may even be that good. Hell nip with a 5th posting 1.0 ratings consistently and top 5 consistently.
2021-10-11 19:38
6 replies
#92
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Serbia Jnordz
Yeah but its not only about kills, just look at Interz in gambit or boom in navi, kinda shit rating but they are doing their part with other things that makes those teams good. Its all about synergy and roles.. Hell a team with S1mple, ZywoO, Devve, Elige and Niko would not be working even if the players are insane.
2021-10-11 19:46
5 replies
No I understand team structure and thanks for bringing that up. However lnz doesn't really play support. He anchors a bit. And sometimes will take a worse gun. But besides that not really. He doesn't entry often either. No disrespect maybe he can blossom into quite the talent. But to say he's currently been playing at a tier one level would be a bit silly would you not agree? However I agree. Just to give you an example of my understanding of team structure. Here's my ideal international team. Karrigan/Alex/Aleksib as their English is well and your igl needs to speak very good English for international rosters, s1mple, dupreeh/electronic, xypn9x/interz/nbk, axile/hobbit/ropz/niko That would be my ideal international team if we're talking roles and firepower. I'm not taking into account team chemistry as that's hard to account for Edit: whoops just realized alot of these players don't speak English. Whatever assume they do though lol
2021-10-11 20:04
4 replies
#216
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Serbia Jnordz
Yeah i dont think Interz will be any better. I Also think he will get kicked in a couple of events if they aint taking any trophies. IF we assume everyone speak fluent english i would take: Hampus/Nafany IGL/Entry Ropz/Twistzz/Naf Lurker/Rifle S1mple/ Entry/Second AWP Electronic/Rez/b1t B player/Rifle Aa AWP you could take shiro, ZywoO, dev1ce or maybe some up and coming sick player like Hades or Sunpayus, there is alot of players thats not really peaking or playing good anymore and tons of young, super skulle players so this is really fucking Hard. But i would not put simple as main AWP since he is so versatile.
2021-10-11 22:26
3 replies
#230
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Serbia Jnordz
Some teams got a kinda dedicated "dropper" or support just like Interz or sanji... But i dont think that is needed really since navi aint having one for example or other top teams. Its all about how you view the game ofc.
2021-10-11 22:39
2 replies
I really like your line up I think its a world beater easily! Also perfecto is the dedicated support player if navi isn't he? I've always considered him to be the cis xypn9x personally
2021-10-12 01:59
1 reply
#334
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Serbia Jnordz
Yeah kind of, tho i dont really think they are in the same cathegory of support as sanji or smth, but yeah. Both kinda the same playstyle and insane clutchers.
2021-10-13 01:19
#73
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Asia flipflop
device....remember the name
2021-10-11 19:38
#74
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Other jatakk
Swedish cs is back at the top boys
2021-10-11 19:38
2 replies
Let's hope :)
2021-10-11 20:07
1 reply
#129
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Other jatakk
Trust me bro
2021-10-11 20:08
"device wont be as good as he used to be in different team" "device cant play in team that will not play around him" "device made the worst decision to leave astralis"
2021-10-11 19:39
15 replies
#82
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Sweden KennyKEX
Everyone was wrong #GONINJAS
2021-10-11 19:42
12 replies
not everyone...only blind haters(sadly the majority:D)
2021-10-11 19:43
11 replies
#93
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Sweden KennyKEX
Yeee thats true too many haters :P
2021-10-11 19:48
10 replies
This one tournament has not proven any of those statements untrue.
2021-10-11 20:12
9 replies
#143
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Brazil Bactuga
It did about the first 2 :D
2021-10-11 20:17
it didnt...? rly? hltv.org/stats/players/events/7592/devic.. btw 1 tournament? he had rough time for sure but its not about 1 tournament at all
2021-10-11 21:20
7 replies
For anyone else, one tournament does not prove anything until we see consistency. Why would rules be different for Device?
2021-10-11 22:19
6 replies
i just linked his stats in nip...is it up to his standards? probably not. is it that bad to claim all those statements that i wrote above? especially if we consider that he changed team and language? hell no... /edit btw we are talking about device here. player that was top5 5 years str8. who was top3 as a rifler and also as an awper. even without gla1ve, zonic and the best team in the world...just saying
2021-10-11 22:26
5 replies
I looked at the stats and this is first relevant tournament in Nip he has above 1.15. So the direction is upwards which is good. In Astralis he had most tournaments over 1.20 rating. So no, he has not proven he can be as good in Nip as he was in Astralis or that the choise wasn't a bad desicion. As for team, well, Nip plays interesting style, but I would say that they play as much around their awp player as Astralis did.
2021-10-11 22:29
4 replies
"Nip plays interesting style, but I would say that they play as much around their awp player as Astralis did." in another words they dont play around him that much as they didnt in astralis and yet nip is way better and device just got his mvp and showed what he can do in another team. i agree with you in that consistency point ofc but people acted like he will be trash in nip while he is far from that. i guess that we can both agree on that right?
2021-10-11 22:32
3 replies
I just hope that he can show us why by many he is considered one of the best players of all times. Noone wants him just to be a great awp player, but one of the best. Is that unfair? Maybe. But the truth is that if he cannot reach his Astralis level performance, he won't get Astralis level praise either. For Device level "thrash" means Broky level performance.
2021-10-11 22:44
2 replies
the thing is that he never got praise for his performance in astralis by majority fans. people always bashed him as a player in perfect system, as an awp abuser, as an angle holder, eco fragger etc etc etc... he isnt as good as s1mple or zywoo individually but he is without a doubt one of the greatest if not the greatest csgo player ever. achievment wise, stat wise, based on individual awards like mvps+evps+hltv top20 placements, in term of relevancy, consistency and there is no way that you can deny that if you arent blind hater(and device has many of those)
2021-10-11 22:54
1 reply
Interesting. I disagree with you because I do think that he could have what it takes to be the best player on the world. Or at least fight for the third best player on the world spot every year, the spot that he had in Astralis. Thats what I want to see, I don't care so much about the past titles.
2021-10-11 23:08
Pretty much anyone who thought Device wouldn't be good in any team that wasn't Astralis was clearly deluded.
2021-10-11 21:11
1 reply
yea...because astralis didnt play around him in the first place lol:DD but hater gonna hate
2021-10-11 21:19
#80
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United States Rayduh
Device built different
2021-10-11 19:41
sick
2021-10-11 19:42
Time does fly kkkk
2021-10-11 19:43
ty dev1ce
2021-10-11 19:43
Omg NiP won a tournament with dogshit B01 round robin format and the only thing they needed to do was to hire the best danish awper of all time who carried 4 noobs into victory GJ Sweden
2021-10-11 19:44
6 replies
#110
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Sweden KennyKEX
Yee ofc dude are you 2iq?
2021-10-11 19:56
5 replies
This guys crazy, hampus rez and device are a top 1 potential core. Plopskis coming back into form but those 3 specifically are as good as any core you can name that's currently playing
2021-10-11 20:15
4 replies
#141
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Sweden KennyKEX
+1
2021-10-11 20:16
I'd say they are still far away from navi/ gambit trios, plus perfecto and nafany are really good individually as well
2021-10-12 00:49
2 replies
I mean I disagree with far away I just say very close , keep in mind this team has no support player. A slumping plopski and a tbh mediocre at best sometimes just bad for even tier 2 fifth. The way I look at it is Hampus > boombl4 Rez < or = electronic S1mple > device Hampus < nafany Rez < but not by too much axile Device > Sh1ro but only very slightly because of experience For example I believe assuming all the players speak English that Dev1ce rez hampus perfecto and b1t would beat s1mple electronic boombl4 plopski lnz any day of the week I also believe Dev1ce rez hampus hobbit interz Would beat nafany Shiro axile lnz plopski any day of the weak as well Axile interz perfecto and hobbit are amazing players of course gambit and navi will beat nip when nip has plopski and lnz as their 4th and 5th All this is just my opinion btw not claiming it to be fact :)
2021-10-12 02:08
1 reply
I don't rate swedish nip guys as proven world class players yet cuz their raw stats aren't backed up with real results so far this year, hampus and Rez has been really good but it's often not enough and that's dragging them down, just seem like a very unbalanced team for me where u replace either of weak links with krimz or brollan and they are instant title contender, great team makes great players.
2021-10-12 11:06
Device the NIP messiah
2021-10-11 19:44
#91
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Belgium w4lt3r
deserved
2021-10-11 19:46
#94
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Brazil bruno_
device is a god
2021-10-11 19:49
#96
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Sweden cslipo
nice
2021-10-11 19:50
Perfect title
2021-10-11 19:50
#98
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Brazil Elakk
NiP Is making me happy again, also GODSENT and paiN on the top 30, yes!
2021-10-11 19:50
1 reply
Deserved from them
2021-10-12 02:01
#101
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Netherlands Sem0733
Mouz 17th. Let the drop-off begin.
2021-10-11 19:53
sad news
2021-10-11 19:54
1 reply
Flag checks out
2021-10-12 01:35
#104
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Croatia Esketite
W
2021-10-11 19:55
The device effect <3
2021-10-11 19:56
They played well, deserved
2021-10-11 19:59
Azzztralis not no1, wat?!?!
2021-10-11 20:02
#131
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Denmark michufan
Congrats NIP
2021-10-11 20:09
Considering that most teams had very little to play for apart from few very important bo1:s, I think this RMR tournament gives too much value to ratings and stuff.
2021-10-11 20:10
5 replies
It's because it was on LAN.
2021-10-11 21:13
4 replies
Yeah thats why and that is the problem. Poor excuse especially considering that other regions were unable to play as lan.
2021-10-11 22:32
3 replies
What does it matter? The first and second placed teams were Navi and Gambit, and it didn't hurt them. NA's qualifier was super uncompetitive. So what's the argument? They placed better, on LAN, than all the other teams behind them at basically the same LAN. It didn't propel them to number 1, it put them at 3, which is acceptable given G2 and Vitality haven't shown anything better recently. LAN is still more valuable than online, and frankly even though I hate the Bo1 set-up, the Bo3 parts showed a lot of weaknesses and strengths to a fair number of teams in the tier 1 and tier 2 scene.
2021-10-11 23:07
2 replies
Ratings do not matter for top 10 teams at all because most of them are esl partern teams and others get invites regardless because everyone else is partner team. However it greatly affets teams outside of top 15 because hltv ratings are used for invites for tier2 tournaments. That where my problem lies, how movistar riders and copenhagen flames rise ahead of teams like Entropiq, Spirit and Furia with comparable results.
2021-10-12 16:55
1 reply
Furia's results aren't really comparable, who did they beat? The NA RMR meant practically nothing. Entropiq and Spirit are ranked pretty accurately, they cause upsets to Tier 1 teams, but are rarely contenders against the top 10. I don't disagree with you about Copenhagen Flames (given they mostly got their ranking on the back of Bo1 wins), but Movistar Riders actually performed about equal to their current ranking if you consider they beat G2 in a Bo3 on LAN, and nearly beat NiP. All the current teams you're discussing, however, are getting invites to Tier 2 events, so I'm not sure wherein lies the problem. I'd understand the argument if we were talking about teams that were Sub-20's, but most of the Top 20 teams still get invites to events that help them with their rankings.
2021-10-12 17:41
Maybe device can become a Swedish citizen soon? I dont wanna give the danes the credit.. xD
2021-10-11 20:12
2 replies
#229
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Turkey devpreeh
toxic.... a natural born dane is hard carrying you and you are toxic... u dont deserve anything...
2021-10-11 22:38
1 reply
It was a joke.
2021-10-12 04:47
very good for a 40% loss team
2021-10-11 20:12
-LNZ +ztr then Nip top 1
2021-10-11 20:12
device power
2021-10-11 20:15
You have to be kidding lmao, win against tier 2-3 teams and only against one actual tier 1(vitality) and you get into top 3? What is this shit ranking? Are you kidding?
2021-10-11 20:21
6 replies
#151
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Sweden KennyKEX
11win streak dude? wdm
2021-10-11 20:24
Idk, maybe because teams higher in rankings did worse than them? Even if most of the matches were against T2, they still give points + they won whole tournament.
2021-10-11 20:26
They were like 5th or 6th close points and 2 above didnt do well enough.. makes sense
2021-10-11 20:37
literally every team under them did worse whats the problem?
2021-10-11 20:39
That's cuz rest of the competition are hot garbage rn
2021-10-12 00:52
LAN /close
2021-10-12 02:06
VOLVE BRING BACK!! cl_minmodels 0/1 command. you still make money with skins theres alot of new_gen_brainfart_kids that pay for that ret4red_shit.
2021-10-11 20:24
Nice future major winners
2021-10-11 20:24
#150
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Denmark Jonasnhj
May The Power Of Dev1ce Safe Us All As He Saved The Holy Ninjas
2021-10-11 20:24
i think its hilarious u guys talk shit about devve. u wouldnt say this shit to him irl, hes jacked. not only that but he wears the freshest clothes, eats at the chillest restaurants and hangs out with the hottest dudes. yall are pathetic lol.
2021-10-11 20:32
1 reply
#156
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Sweden KennyKEX
ahhahahaha +1 dude Respect
2021-10-11 20:34
haters gonna hate anyway
2021-10-11 20:37
2 replies
So true
2021-10-11 20:38
+1
2021-10-11 20:43
overrated team
2021-10-11 20:47
1 reply
NIP is an ancient CS team. You can't write bad words about it.
2021-10-12 03:35
I'm NAVI fan but it makes me happy for some reason
2021-10-11 20:52
1 reply
you are probably nostalgic if you used to watch nip being top3 back in the day :)
2021-10-11 20:56
liquid 13 nice joke
2021-10-11 20:52
device have huge balls
2021-10-11 21:14
EYYYOOOO!!
2021-10-11 21:17
SO EZ
2021-10-11 21:19
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-11 21:20
#187
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Russia w1ndcast
well done Devve and co! #GONINJAS
2021-10-11 21:22
nice 1
2021-10-11 21:22
This ranking sucks definitely. BTW you can't compare NiP 2021 with NiP'12-16, because NiP 2021 is clownfiesta
2021-10-11 21:25
4 replies
everything checks out sir
2021-10-11 22:31
3 replies
Same NiP who lost to FURIA with coach achieved top3 after month, OK. Everything checks out, retard
2021-10-11 22:35
2 replies
#285
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Australia Aquaaa
haters gonna hate
2021-10-12 07:21
It's almost like people can have an off game 🤔
2021-10-12 08:17
effect chemistry.
2021-10-11 21:26
dev1ce effect
2021-10-11 21:27
#194
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Ukraine Lynchsob
they didn't battle navi or gambit yet
2021-10-11 21:32
PogU
2021-10-11 21:43
#197
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
ez 4 device
2021-10-11 21:45
The same NIP who LOST to FURIA with a COACH! I cheer for Furia and NIP hehe
2021-10-11 21:51
nice
2021-10-11 21:51
no?
2021-10-11 21:59
Where is all the dev1ce haters at?
2021-10-11 22:04
1 reply
They disappear in smoke
2021-10-11 22:30
Hate to point this out but Nip are now 5 steps ahead xD
2021-10-11 22:10
1 reply
#224
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Turkey devpreeh
HAHAAHAHAHAH
2021-10-11 22:35
Movistar Riders and Copenhagen Flames in top 15. lfg
2021-10-11 22:19
tnx Astralis for device? gg
2021-10-11 22:34
so ez
2021-10-11 22:34
congrats
2021-10-11 22:35
#233
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Hungary Shiron212
Awesome!
2021-10-11 22:49
deserved, NIP navi and gambit are 100% the top 3 favorites to win the major (with navi first ofc)
2021-10-11 22:56
2 replies
#253
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Czech Republic y0fl0w
nt, mouz will win it
2021-10-11 23:50
1 reply
Not as long as Acor is in that team
2021-10-12 08:16
#243
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Sweden zasha1337
Heyyy its lit #goninjas <3
2021-10-11 23:15
#249
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Sweden Akoulad
lo, HLTV only gave NiP points
2021-10-11 23:25
I'm not convinced yet, device definitely isn't the same anymore. He is semi washed, I'll see what they can achieve in the major
2021-10-11 23:25
7 replies
Semi washed? Cmon he had to get used to this team + better on lan now
2021-10-12 00:08
6 replies
Nah ive watched him play during 2018 and 2019 majors compared to that he is dropping too many shots these days. His flicks miss more often than not, he is definitely not the same as before which is expected after all he's 26
2021-10-12 00:12
5 replies
Age argument doesn’t work in cs mens!
2021-10-12 00:12
4 replies
It absolutely does, younger players are in general better mechanically
2021-10-12 00:16
3 replies
Its about the time and motivation man( 26 isn’t old by any standard
2021-10-12 00:19
#286
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Australia Aquaaa
You're a clown to think that young players are better at the game mechanically 🤡
2021-10-12 07:27
1 reply
They are cry is free
2021-10-12 07:59
#259
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Germany Surcal___
Pog now get ur old logo back
2021-10-12 00:17
Remember when people were laughing at the guy from nip who said signing device was like signing christiano ronaldo
2021-10-12 00:38
GOAT TEAM, 187-0 coming soon
2021-10-12 03:37
deserved! Hampus so good!
2021-10-12 06:39
crack ?
2021-10-12 06:39
Nice :) wp boys
2021-10-12 06:47
good time for nip legend
2021-10-12 08:03
hltv.org/gallery/view/36514 right pic at right time
2021-10-12 08:13
All NIP h8ers can eat it heh
2021-10-12 08:23
#296
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South Africa Kirchir
GG WP boys very proud of the team and hard work! keep it up you gots this! :D Hope everyone has a great week further xx <3
2021-10-12 08:57
GOATVICE
2021-10-12 09:28
Love 2 see it!
2021-10-12 09:35
#305
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Brazil ztxizhan
THE REAL DEV1CE. NO S1MPLE ONLY S0MPLE
2021-10-12 11:43
Everyone liked that.
2021-10-12 12:02
expected #EZ4ENCE
2021-10-12 13:37
After their loss to Furia with Guerri i noticed how they improved with each match
2021-10-12 15:08
ez for devve
2021-10-12 17:47
This really shows Device's impact on the game. They would never reach these heights without him.
2021-10-12 17:54
#326
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United States Cheerios
"but device is trashh!" - all the silvers on here
2021-10-12 19:31
Wow top 3 is incredible. Hard to believe with Device playing below expectation (I say that respectfully), and LNZ being pretty poop. Plopski routinely crappin the bed. It’s a team game though and one map at a time!
2021-10-12 19:38
1 reply
#328
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Sweden KennyKEX
Plopski didnt play so bad but not good :P LNZ is still young but i hope he will step up :)
2021-10-12 19:48
#335
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Poland Ryunar
NIP have been top 3 cringe for years, now with device skyrocketing to top 1 cringe
2021-10-15 20:26
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