device's first six months in NIP

On the six-month anniversary of one of the biggest transfers in Counter-Strike history, we take a look at how Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz has settled in at his new home.

Lofty ambitions no doubt, but for a player who has been there and done that so many times, it's merely business as usual. device made no secret of his desires, and maybe even his expectations, when he joined NIP six months ago. It was a blockbuster move, one that came out of left field and shocked the world of Counter-Strike. It almost felt like ambitious goals were required, otherwise the transfer didn't really make sense.

device's move to NIP was one of the biggest transfers in CS history

As one of the best players in the world for past seven years, with 19 HLTV MVPs to his name, countless other trophies and medals, and being a four-time Major winner, device moving to a team that hadn't won anything meaningful for years seemed bizarre. Moving away from a core that he had spent the better part of a decade with, and won so much, was even stranger. The most successful team in the game lost their star player, and an organisation that hadn't found a recipe for success since their initial legendary players left years ago now had a true legend of the game in his prime on their hands. In some sense it felt like a marriage of convenience more than anything else, and although factors outside of the game seemed to play a significant role in motivating the switch, inside the server was where the Dane and the Ninjas needed to come together and prove that this wasn't just a waste of one of the best players to ever grace the game.

The first tournament for his new team seemed to be the best start you could realistically hope for, as NIP placed top-two at the stacked Flashpoint 3. They had to battle their way through the lower bracket and bested three of the top four ranked teams at the event, only losing to a MOUZ team that were fuelled by the top two rated players, David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský and Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool. Analysing device's specifically, the signs were good; he was a monster in key maps such as the 22-19 Overpass against Heroic in the lower final and the 16-14 decider in the consolidation final against G2, suggesting he was key in getting them over the line when it really mattered.

Sure, device went missing in a few maps, most noticeably the final, and yes, his 1.12 rating wasn't anything special for a player of his calibre, but it was NIP's best finish at an event for some time, and he had been the highest rated player on the squad. It is also important to remember this was an RMR event, and it secured a huge number of points for the team, putting them in great shape to qualify for Stockholm right off the bat. For a first outing, it was a success.

The apparent honeymoon effect evaporated almost immediately, however, and NIP began to struggle. IEM Summer was the next event, with a 7-8th finish and 1.00 rating across the event for device an incredibly underwhelming result after the promise of Flashpoint. The manner of the Danish AWPer's struggles was of particular concern, posting a sub 1.00 rating in all bar three maps and sporting a negative kill differential in all bar two, and he was particularly poor in the deciding series.

Flashpoint began to seem like a false dawn

BLAST Premier Spring Finals was up next, and it was another event to forget for the Ninjas and their new star. An absolutely woeful showing against Complexity opened NIP's campaign as they were comfortably brushed aside, device being essentially a non-factor with a 0.78 and 0.63 rating on each map. Things looked bleak, but the team and the Dane both recovered as the event progressed, device producing a couple of encouraging performances in their lower bracket run. One such performance was a 1.44 showing in the opening map of their lower final versus G2, but he faded as the series went on, capitulating in the deciding map with a 0.74 rating that made him the worst player on the server, as NIP lost in overtime 17-19. Unlike Flashpoint, where device was a key difference-maker to grab the Ninjas vital wins, he was now starting to disappear when push came to shove.

What was arguably more worrying was the fact that device's worst performances so far for his new team had been coming in the deciding series of NIP's events. It had been many years since the Dane had shaken off the stigma of being a 'choker' in key series, and yet it seemed old demons were returning to haunt him as he made the most significant change in his career. A fear that had seemingly not crossed anyone's minds when he made the switch was starting to surface, a fear that maybe he had regressed in some way by leaving the comfortable and familiar environment of Astralis, by leaving behind players that had surrounded and supported him for most of his career.

Had leaving behind Astralis caused device to regress?

Next up was Gamers without Borders, and whilst we won't put too much stock in a charity event, the series against ENCE did provide some cause for concern; device suffered in the AWP duel versus Olek "⁠hades⁠" Miskiewicz, going 4:12 in AWP kills against his counterpart.

For NIP and device the next tournament, IEM Cologne, must have felt like the time for everything to fall into place. It was a return to LAN, an environment where device has more experience than almost anybody else playing today, and a return to the kind of grand stage that the Dane has become accustomed to. Surely he would rouse his usual form and return to the level that we have come to expect from devve? In their first series against Liquid, it looked like the fairy-tale was coming true; device systematically picked the top-15 team in the world apart like it was child's play, posting a 1.58 rating, 94 ADR and a whopping 73 AWP kills. The Danish dynamite was back and firing on all cylinders, and the matchup against world #1 Gambit seemed an exciting prospect with device in this form.

It all went wrong. device was the worst player on the server with a 0.71 rating and measly 32 kills over three maps against Gambit, getting battered 3:11 in AWP kills in the head-to-head battle with Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov. A lower bracket matchup with Virtus.pro seemed a perfect shot at redemption, but again the Ninjas and their new star fell flat. This time it was a 0.93 rating, but more depressingly device picked up a mere six AWP frags over two maps.

Another chance to build up to the form required to fulfil that promise of bringing another Major to Sweden down the drain. Another deciding series in which the new star player had gone AWOL. Another AWP duel where device had found zero success. The player break couldn't come soon enough, as NIP and device clearly needed to take some time to refocus, rethink, and return refreshed for the final stretch in the run up to the biggest tournament in two years. Winning the Major was the whole justification and reasoning behind one of the craziest transfers in CS:GO history, and yet it seemed the Ninjas were about as far off as they could realistically be from being in any sort of shape to make a deep run, let alone win the whole thing. So far, a signing that Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser described as being "like signing Cristiano Ronaldo" had not lived up the hype.

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"Like signing Cristiano Ronaldo": NIP on landing device and his impact inside and outside of the game

ESL Pro League marked the return from the player break, and all things considered, the group stage went pretty well for device and the Ninjas. They made it out of their group with convincing 2-0 wins over Entropiq, TeamOne and most impressively Gambit, although the latter had already qualified from the group. device himself produced a respectable performance overall, shining against Entropiq in particular, even if he did seem to wane somewhat towards the end of the group stage. The playoffs were again a decent showing for the team as a whole as they made it to a top-eight finish, but in that run device fell off a cliff. He posted a solitary map with above a 1.00 rating, produced a 0.82 in their quarter final against OG, and twice managed single a digit kill figure in a map.

Some of the more logical readers amongst you may be ready to point out a flaw in the reasoning used throughout this article. The flaw many of you may think you have found is simple; of course in series where NIP lose and get knocked out of a tournament, device will have his worst performances. If a team lose, usually everyone's statistics suffer. It is simply a result of winning less rounds, having less economic control, finding yourself on the wrong end of more 4v5s, 3v5s etc. Unfortunately, I will have to burst the bubble of those searching for an excuse for device by comparing him to his teammates. In the deciding series of the six tournaments device had played to up to this point, device has an average rating of 0.99. That puts him below hampus, for whom the figure is 1.00, and a significant distance behind Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner who comes in at 1.04. Simply put, for a player who wields the most expensive gun and is a focal point of the team, that is not good enough. When NIP have their backs against the wall, that is when they need and expect device to step up the most.

REZ was significantly outperforming device in deciding series

BLAST Fall Groups were up next, and by this point you would have been forgiven for losing enthusiasm for this NIP and device marriage. Of course, that made it the perfect time for the beast within device to awaken and remind us all of exactly what he is capable of. NIP won all three series at this event in relatively comfortable fashion, with device putting up some of the best performances we had seen since he joined the Ninjas. He crushed François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay 12:3 in the AWP head-to-head in their series against G2, was NIP's highest rated player in two of three series and was finding AWP kills aplenty. Signs of life finally seemed to be appearing, and with IEM Fall and the chance to secure Major qualification up next, the timing couldn't be better.

IEM Fall would prove to be a roaring success for the Ninjas, and almost as importantly, device's best showing across an entire event for almost two years. It was a clean sweep for NIP in the best-of-one group stage, picking up five map wins and only experiencing serious trouble in the first half against SKADE. device was in terrifying form, putting up numbers such as a 2.07 rating and 130 ADR against Fiend on Nuke and a 1.52 rating with 97 ADR against FaZe. His level did not drop going into playoffs, as he was the highest rated player for NIP in the quarter finals and the final, his staggeringly consistent fragging output matched by his impact rating, an event-topping 1.47. He also had the highest K-D difference (+105), the most AWP kills (169), and the most overall kills (318).

device put up his best tournament performance in years at IEM Fall

Finally, we saw the real device. The man who has appeared in the HLTV top 20 for seven years straight, six of those as a top-five player. The man who has won four Major titles. The man who has shown arguably the most consistency and longevity of any star player in the history of the game. Not only had device just produced two phenomenal individual performances, he had helped secure the organisation's first notable trophy since 2018. If that wasn't already enough, it saw NIP rise to #3 in the world rankings, their highest in almost five years. With the first Major ín two years around the corner, this peak in not only device's form but also NIP's fortunes could not have come at a better time.

Looking ahead to Stockholm, although it took some time, it feels like NIP are poised to make a deep run. The Legends spot they secured with their performances at Flashpoint 3 and IEM Fall removes one obstacle before they even begin, and their form along with the form of their star player reaching the peak just before the event is perfect timing. The fact that their star player is device, a man who has shown he knows how to win Majors time and time again and has two Major MVPs to his name, is icing on the cake. Are they motivated? To answer that question, let us simply enjoy this quote from device:

Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1250
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1766
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Poland Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1226
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Hype
2021-10-23 20:15
46 replies
he will choke in stockholm again
2021-10-23 20:25
44 replies
uh.. what do you mean again??
2021-10-23 20:28
38 replies
#71
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Astralis used to be chokers But i mean Dev1ce was never a choker, he is known for his consisteny
2021-10-23 21:08
36 replies
astralis were always the opposite of chokers
2021-10-23 21:19
28 replies
2013-2016 hello ???
2021-10-23 21:20
15 replies
Not Astralis back then
2021-10-23 22:36
14 replies
+1 but dognitas fans think otherwise lulz
2021-10-24 10:44
7 replies
You can’t even reply by yourself, what a beta male. Got rekt by 7 people bc you are a newfag that started dickriding LULSTRALIS back in 2019 lmao
2021-10-24 11:45
6 replies
name checks out
2021-10-24 11:46
Haha using beta male and newfag on a community like this behind a monitor already tells us what kind of person you are. This is so cute.
2021-10-24 14:52
4 replies
Xaxaxaxa u must be a newfag then if u didn’t see it before here
2021-10-24 17:48
2 replies
I did. But it is just a retarded word just like using the word beta male online. But again what to expect from nerds.
2021-10-24 18:30
1 reply
And then you used the word nerds in that manner, doing the same thing you are accusing them of.
2021-10-25 07:29
Yep, Incel-behavior actually.
2021-10-25 12:13
They had the same core, you slow ass. And they were chokers. And so was tHe mOsT CoNsiStEnT pLaYeR
2021-10-24 11:43
5 replies
reported, no need to be rude, especially if you are in the wrong.
2021-10-24 13:33
4 replies
Astralis core we’re chokers for 4 years. Yeah, I am in the wrong. What a delusional fangirl
2021-10-24 13:59
3 replies
They are also 4 major winners. Dont be sad mohammed.
2021-10-24 18:31
2 replies
Good job doesn’t make anybody forget they were known as chokers for 4 years, Niels
2021-10-24 19:03
1 reply
No thats true. Its normal to focus on the bad shit and not the fact that they won more majors than any team ever.
2021-10-24 19:22
#81
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Big choker team before the Atlanta major Everyone called it the sei-final curse or Astralis/Dignitas curse.
2021-10-23 21:22
1 reply
That's cuz karrigan was in astralis, with glaive I think they stopped choking
2021-10-24 05:53
join date checks out
2021-10-23 21:30
#115
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North America soduk_db
Uhh yeah they always choked in the beginning it was pretty bad lol
2021-10-23 23:25
?? what
2021-10-24 00:15
Dignitas/TSM/QuestionMark They always made playoffs and always chocked
2021-10-24 01:22
They used to chokerino before they are in Astralis
2021-10-24 03:42
4 replies
astralis used to chokerino before they were in astralis? makes sense
2021-10-24 10:44
3 replies
Stop acting like a dumb idiot that you are. You know what he is talking about the core not the org you slow sorry ass newfag
2021-10-24 11:44
2 replies
name checks out
2021-10-24 11:45
1 reply
Compelling reply. Totally destroyed. Flair and flag checks out :)
2021-10-24 13:59
atleast in majors
2021-10-24 12:59
Like consistency in choking? Have you read the article? He was lacking during initial phase. That's not was consistency is.
2021-10-24 01:16
6 replies
Im sorry but Devices career is a bit longer then his stay in NIP, he started in 2013. He was infamous back in the day/During the Astralis era for his consistency as an Awper. Even when Dignitas/Tsm/Astralis' results flunked device was always solid. He was like the teams rock unmovable no matter the situation. Also he wasn't that bad in his NIP era. But certainly less consistent. Only consistent even so far has been IEM fall.
2021-10-24 01:18
3 replies
"Also he wasn't that bad in his NIP era" bro did you even read the article? or watch his games? agree with the rest though
2021-10-24 02:06
2 replies
Yes i did, i mean outside of IEM fall he had no exceptional games but that's to be expected. Change will differ your ability. I mean Device has always been more of a team player rather then a solo star like S1mple or ZywOo His playstyle is more similar to Sh1ro. Playing defensive most of the time but sometimes extending heavy agression. Such a play requires strong teamwork which NIP simply didn't have.
2021-10-24 02:11
1 reply
I agree but that doesn't mean he did well. Whether it was his fault or not idgaf
2021-10-24 02:21
#180
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Sweden shirre
You have to be kidding right? Device is one of the most consistent players out there.
2021-10-24 10:11
1 reply
Well, he wasn't. Read the article.
2021-11-01 21:36
16-1
2021-10-31 09:17
YOU HAVE CHOKE ALL YOUR LIFE,,
2021-10-23 23:35
Kinda like Fnatic have done against astralis at all times they have met :D
2021-10-24 01:01
#252
REZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
kid crying like a baby now ? Cringe
2021-10-31 02:28
2 replies
you're the only one crying here mate xD
2021-10-31 02:53
1 reply
#254
REZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
imagine Short DXXX and being a Dev1ce hater
2021-10-31 05:55
i Hope polen will get out of EU, then is HYPE.
2021-10-23 23:35
legend!
2021-10-23 20:15
POG
2021-10-23 20:15
#8
mir | 
Russia AKKAMI
its been 6 months???@:
2021-10-23 20:16
2 replies
ikr
2021-10-24 12:03
Time flies
2021-10-25 01:30
lol, i feel like he signed for them a month ago, thats insane
2021-10-23 20:16
Ez
2021-10-23 20:16
BOT
2021-10-23 20:16
6 replies
atleast bot has a girlfriend
2021-10-24 00:04
3 replies
who?
2021-10-24 00:13
1 reply
Bottie
2021-10-24 01:17
had
2021-10-24 06:33
imagine nerd calling device bot as 4 times major champion. KEK
2021-10-24 11:14
1 reply
imagine defending your boyfriend who doesnt even know who you are lulz
2021-10-24 14:13
#12
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Ukraine VoidWave
device go back to astralis pls
2021-10-23 20:17
HOME TO SWEDEN??? MR DEVICE SWITCHED NATIONALITY WUT ZE FOK
2021-10-23 20:17
1 reply
its coming home
2021-10-23 20:32
#14
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Sweden Tomper
thank you device, very cool
2021-10-23 20:17
#15
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Device still being one of the best players ever. :)
2021-10-23 20:17
4 replies
+1
2021-10-23 20:58
The funding interests of this site are very low key yet very often and obviously enough pointing to Scandinavian orgs and roots. I really enjoy the content however I would love to see more of this kind of great content about players and orgs from other regions and think the websites user engagement would reflect this in a major fashion. Not dissing just hope to read more in depth updates about other regions. I believe in the new generation of players from all over the world achieving and setting new records in the world of csgo. I know that from a journalistic point of view this is a longshot but I can only hope that this wonderful community can not only cater for the hardliners but also engage the up and coming generations too. Thanks for all you do
2021-10-24 01:23
2 replies
Just the day before this post there was one about BR doing great getting a lot of players into this major? I feel they cover very widely, but naturally there will not be a lot of news on the Nigerian CSGO scene, since it doesn’t exist. The game is biggest in EU with Sweden and Denmark being two power houses. So is it reflecting reality and where the viewers and teams are, or is it skewed? They have the “one for the future” series that quite often cover players from small markets for example.
2021-10-24 10:05
they’ve done for example articles about the rise of israelic cs with interviews from notable players such as flameZ and spinx. they also did some coverage of the cs scene in the middle east with Camel riders etc.
2021-10-24 11:21
finished player
2021-10-23 20:18
7 replies
#99
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Portugal weirdlion2
pls dont talk shit.
2021-10-23 22:39
Still more relevant than your entire country...
2021-10-23 23:33
3 replies
#182
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Korea Shazil
not rly
2021-10-24 10:21
1 reply
if you look at cs:go, witch is what we are talking about, then YES and more YES
2021-10-24 14:43
#257
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Norway Simbau
LMAOOO
2021-11-04 14:59
Only been getting better in nip
2021-10-25 01:33
#236
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Sweden suriel666
flair checks out
2021-10-25 15:43
Have been legendary. Goatvice proving once afain how great he is, even outside of the Astralis ecosystem. Now NIP is back to #2 for the first time in years. This is the device effect.
2021-10-23 20:18
2 replies
#47
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Denmark kns377
It was never the Astralis system, its the device system
2021-10-23 20:42
1 reply
#143
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Macedonia Gorjan
exactly, if someone doesnt agree with this then u are missing a few braincells
2021-10-24 01:12
#23
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Sweden frizzahh
My goat :)
2021-10-23 20:19
ronaldo :D
2021-10-23 20:19
1 reply
Tom cruise u mean!
2021-10-23 23:29
#25
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Other Bactuga
all of that is because he finally changed back to black bars
2021-10-23 20:20
2 replies
+1 ever since he went back 1024 hes been playing better I have too B)
2021-10-23 20:57
#190
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Asia M@GNU5
isnt he on stretched?
2021-10-24 10:49
the guy killed his career
2021-10-23 20:22
14 replies
#33
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Liechtenstein xLy^
literally how nip is doing way better than astralis rn look at last stats picture bro "best tournament performance in years"
2021-10-23 20:25
11 replies
one tournament doesnt mean anything,they will be back to shit soon
2021-10-23 20:26
6 replies
atleast they have won majors, unlike navi and stop fakeflagging
2021-10-23 20:43
#52
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Liechtenstein xLy^
u think astralis has better shot lmao?
2021-10-23 20:46
4 replies
well they would have if Device was still there yes it isnt the same time anymore but Astralis literally has one of the most inexperienced awper in their lineup who has played only one LAN in his whole career and even that without fans, he is their weakest link imo in a time when its awp heavy meta
2021-10-23 21:06
3 replies
#75
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Liechtenstein xLy^
but device isn't there so clearly he is a core player who hasn't killed his career
2021-10-23 21:12
2 replies
i do agree with that , i am just saying that Astralis would have been in a completely different position had Device never left
2021-10-23 21:15
1 reply
#223
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Liechtenstein xLy^
ye but thats completely irrelevant bro lmao #26 literally claimed that device killed his career which obviously isn't the case; instead it seems that device killed astralis by leaving
2021-10-24 21:07
Astralis if device would have stayed > current nip
2021-10-23 20:29
1 reply
#53
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Liechtenstein xLy^
probably, but remember that nip were doing way worse than astralis for a few months after device left
2021-10-23 20:47
In a tournament with 0 CIS teams LUL
2021-10-24 10:28
1 reply
#224
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Liechtenstein xLy^
oh ye fuck me thats right xd
2021-10-24 21:07
#77
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Liberia rationale
He's been playing just for fun for the past 12 months. As he's said, he's got enough money not to work for the rest of his life.
2021-10-23 21:14
1 reply
You can burn through millions. Quickly. I would not rest.
2021-10-24 01:19
Couldn’t even beat random Polish tier 5 team like a man.
2021-10-23 20:24
2 replies
I guess the blast issues had also infected other parts of his life
2021-10-24 10:27
1 reply
He had 40% girlfriend loss and tried to force reconciliation but she couldn’t be bullied like a tier 5 team.
2021-10-24 11:16
GOATTT
2021-10-23 20:24
it's already been 6 months....................... HOW
2021-10-23 20:25
2 replies
Time flies when youre having fun :)
2021-10-23 20:56
1 reply
thank you hltv user, you made me smile today :D
2021-10-24 20:39
#35
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Turkey KillaChef
>simple
2021-10-23 20:26
All the best to NiP! I think NiP has a really, and I mean reeeeally good chance to win this major. Everything seems to be aligning for them, and it's on their home turf. Also, device is the most worthy GOAT contender, arguably. Let's go!
2021-10-23 20:27
1 reply
#225
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United Kingdom novaseer
Let's hope that they can a: beat, or b: avoid fighting, the obvious raid boss in NAVI, who are showing terrifying form right now.
2021-10-25 00:29
I feel if NiP can continue on their IEM Fall form, they can easily make it to the semis of the major , maybe even the finals. But its a bold call `cause i am still not sold on either of Plospki and LNZ. I`d say NiP has a very decent chance at this major if they dont face NaVi. Home crowd boost is on their side , Device is out to prove himself, Rez is hungry but so are the guys on NaVi side!
2021-10-23 20:33
2 replies
#104
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Sweden KennyKEX
I just hope LNZ and Plopski can go fire this tournament
2021-10-23 23:11
1 reply
i really hope so too!
2021-10-23 23:18
#42
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Ukraine futplxyer
got scared when I seen dev1ce for a sec, thought something happened lol
2021-10-23 20:36
This NIP roster can't win a game if Device isn't carrying, they bought him as an instant solution but the team will slowly crumble if they don't buy him some help.
2021-10-23 20:37
1 reply
Amen. Wise words.
2021-10-24 01:20
#44
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Austria Ostmark
"had been plying his trade" this is not from this article but pls still fix hltv.org/news/16863/top-20-players-of-20.. (below the first picture)
2021-10-23 20:37
2 replies
#48
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United Kingdom JDRhys_
"Plying" is not a typo, it is a phrase used.
2021-10-23 20:42
1 reply
#51
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Austria Ostmark
made sense if it was one but I guess it would had been corrected since then, ty
2021-10-23 20:43
six months???? >NO, PLEASE, NO
2021-10-23 20:42
#54
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Poland sznycel901
6 months was like a sec
2021-10-23 20:48
2 replies
loool exactly...How is it going so fast?
2021-10-23 20:52
Still remember the day like yesterday, what a shock
2021-10-25 01:34
#55
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Finland AliSabid
Gl mens
2021-10-23 20:48
Most overrated pro player of ALL TIME.
2021-10-23 20:51
18 replies
#74
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Liberia rationale
Who has won four majors vs. gods like s1mple or zywoo. Perhaps not as overrated as you want him to be.
2021-10-23 21:12
17 replies
he is overrated though cause s1imple mechanically is ten times better
2021-10-23 21:38
13 replies
100 times
2021-10-23 22:46
#108
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Liberia rationale
1000 times better still doesn't net your a major. If all you care is hitting heads, then, yes, devve is not even worth talking about. Yet, he's got 4 majors vs your head-clicking idol s1mple.
2021-10-23 23:16
5 replies
so just cause he played in a better team makes device better in ur eyes what a joke
2021-10-24 00:08
4 replies
#138
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Liberia rationale
OMG, another excuse for your idol. Can you stop jerking off to him?
2021-10-24 00:33
2 replies
I am not even a simple fan but it's clear that you **** off to device
2021-10-24 11:28
1 reply
#207
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Liberia rationale
Nah, just stating the facts. See how earlier I said he wasn't on top at all.
2021-10-24 13:29
He was also the best player in his better team
2021-10-24 00:34
And except 10 years old kids who care ? Lmao He won 4 major, 30 T1 tournament and 19 mvp when s1mple won 0 major 16 mvp and 13 T1 tournament Device is better in everything
2021-10-23 23:18
history only remembers winners :)
2021-10-24 00:08
3 replies
but s1mple more well known than device so bad take
2021-10-24 00:08
2 replies
copium
2021-10-24 00:11
#208
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Liberia rationale
Oh really? Let's check in 20 years who will be remembered.
2021-10-24 13:30
s0mple
2021-10-24 08:09
Device has never played against zywoo on major tho
2021-10-23 22:35
1 reply
#109
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Liberia rationale
I didn't mean to pit them one against another. I meant their participation in the events.
2021-10-23 23:17
Has good team achievements but as an individual player holy fuck is this guy overrated.
2021-10-24 10:25
#59
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Poland ethereal0
he started with 40%
2021-10-23 20:53
5 replies
#73
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Liberia rationale
They vindicated themselves in the rematch, so this joke is just not funny it it ever were.
2021-10-23 21:11
4 replies
#88
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Poland ethereal0
by winning 16;14 against t6 team?
2021-10-23 22:19
3 replies
#106
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Liberia rationale
A new roster with no well defined protocols and shaky roles. The proceeded to defeat teams like Vitality and others which are no slouches by any means.
2021-10-23 23:14
2 replies
#137
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Poland ethereal0
new roster with 1 new player XDDDD, meanwhile anonymo org created in march
2021-10-24 00:25
1 reply
#139
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Liberia rationale
Good point, Anonymo looked interesting for a while but they've ultimately settled on being a T2 team, while NIP is number 2 in the rankings.
2021-10-24 00:34
#60
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Poland gobelin77
I dont like him but hes really good, i think with him NIP gonna be in top5 for a long time.
2021-10-23 20:53
GOD DEVICE
2021-10-23 20:55
Nice
2021-10-23 20:56
Oh, is holy now? when is the official celebration day of device? He has HLTV in his pocket, but not the forums!
2021-10-23 21:03
#68
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Liberia rationale
He started to perform again when the team realized the awper cannot play on his own and needed support, just like he had in Astralis. I don't know what to think about it but devve is seemingly less universal than e.g. s1mple, zywoo and smooya who are able to perform on their own. Does it make him a worse player than the others? I don't know - as long as the team is able to deliver, IMO it doesn't really matter. Meanwhile NiP have reached the second place in HLTV ranking, something they haven't seen for many years, so devve has definitely elevated them. Will this last? I've no idea. To retain their ranking they need to reach semifinals or risk going down.
2021-10-23 21:13
2 replies
#107
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Sweden KennyKEX
I would not say he needs support most of the time i see him do some good shit alone but idk
2021-10-23 23:14
I think they just neeeded to give device more freedom - they swapped some positions and he started to perform much better.
2021-10-23 23:35
He will never be a no1 player despite his achievements thi
2021-10-23 21:07
2 replies
just like you.
2021-10-23 23:37
1 reply
+1?
2021-10-24 06:16
it's been 6 months? holy fug it goes fast
2021-10-23 21:07
5 replies
#72
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Liberia rationale
Yeah, feels like it happened a few weeks ago. Time flies fast.
2021-10-23 21:10
4 replies
we are maybe getting old ? my granmpa tell me: time goes by fast when you are young, but whizzes by when you you get old👍👍
2021-10-23 21:42
3 replies
yeah its true, the older you are the faster time passes for you like when i were a kid i remember waiting for xmas, it was only maybe 2 weeks to it but for me it was forever then as a teenager it drastically sped up i wonder how it is when u get old, it must be like 100km/h compared to 30km/h really xD
2021-10-23 22:19
#105
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Liberia rationale
That's easy to explain. E.g. when you're 8, 1 year is 12.5% of your life which is a very long period. When you're 40, 1 year is pesky 2.5% which is easy to overlook.
2021-10-23 23:12
1 reply
True it alters ones perception og how time feels
2021-10-23 23:19
#76
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Turkey PhauX
GOATvice
2021-10-23 21:12
#83
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Denmark Nillerg0d
Let's go #GONINJAS
2021-10-23 21:37
absolute legend, greatest player of all time, if he wins another major with a different team he will be hard to catch ever with 5 majors.
2021-10-23 22:17
Doing better than Astralis. It must feels good.
2021-10-23 22:20
#90
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Hungary szia
cant believe its already been 6 months and even more than 6 months with that new logo
2021-10-23 22:25
3 replies
You like the logo?
2021-10-23 22:35
2 replies
#151
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Hungary szia
Honestly, I dont even think of this team as ninjas in pyjamas. Different logo, I can never remember who is even on this team but I know its none of the infamous nip players
2021-10-24 01:28
1 reply
A fresh new chapter :D still a good team though
2021-10-24 01:30
devve goat
2021-10-23 22:34
Good luck to one of the best 🤩 proving them wrong
2021-10-23 22:35
#98
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Japan Haachama
This is where he has to prove himself whether he deserves his GOAT status
2021-10-23 22:37
If we look at it close we'd find that it's a win win situation him and NiP he was looking for a decent team after Astralis and they were looking for a GOAT player that gave the result of a banger team and a real threat and contender for winning Stockholm Major
2021-10-23 22:43
who cars
2021-10-23 23:00
1 reply
#159
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Hong Kong Opekp
Yeah who cares A dog dead like you?
2021-10-24 03:30
goat <3
2021-10-23 23:05
#113
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Brazil Bronly
im watching some youtube vids of their backstage and i like this line up of nip now they are nice people hoping device keep the good work
2021-10-23 23:19
Who cares about device's 6 months in NiP? By this logic they should make same news about every t1 player when he changes team and stay there for 6 months
2021-10-23 23:25
11 replies
#116
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Sweden KennyKEX
Its Device not some noobs XD
2021-10-23 23:27
3 replies
Ok, didnt know that t1 players are noobs
2021-10-23 23:30
2 replies
#119
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Sweden KennyKEX
Its a joke dude lol
2021-10-23 23:32
There's a différence between a random T1 player and device who is arguably the csgo GOAT
2021-10-24 03:39
There is a difference between device changing team (Who was in top5 6 years in a row, won 4 majors, a lot of MVPs, lan events, played in astralis for more than 5 years and was a part of most dominant era) and some T1 player who won 2 events in his entire career :))) I'm pretty sure they would make the same thread about s1mple or zywoo if they changed team.
2021-10-23 23:41
we also do not care about a boy from poland, poland has not achieved a shit in the world, just like you, what have you achieved ,,, nothing.
2021-10-23 23:58
4 replies
Seems it hurts you, someone has told bad word about your god
2021-10-24 10:12
#192
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Poland paputekk
0/8 you must be fun at parties legomaker
2021-10-24 11:10
2 replies
Sorry I forgot you have cheap booze, and cheap hookers.
2021-10-28 11:52
1 reply
#251
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Poland paputekk
jealous? xD
2021-10-29 17:34
#152
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Other Bactuga
They are making posts about specific players and teams before the Major, and since the Anniversary of Dev1ce joining NiP was today they just decided to do it, same thing for the other posts about Astralis and Brazilian players
2021-10-24 01:29
#134
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Turkmenistan reinkarno
40 % loss
2021-10-24 00:17
2 replies
#158
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Hong Kong Opekp
Keep CRYING LOSERS
2021-10-24 03:30
1 reply
actually u are the losers. of packets
2021-10-24 09:12
Oh boy
2021-10-24 00:21
one of the most boring cs players of all time, any decent entry fragger is more talented than this angle holding awp abusing dane
2021-10-24 00:23
only 1 bad game was against ence EZ4ENCE
2021-10-24 01:10
#157
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Brazil vass28
Legend
2021-10-24 03:16
its now
2021-10-24 03:31
I respect device for his consistency. I cringe every time casters hype simple or zywoo. Literally.
2021-10-24 05:51
4 replies
why
2021-10-24 09:11
?? Their consistency is far better and on a higher level.
2021-10-24 10:23
#204
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Portugal dracø
why tho? they are equally as consistent, and on an higher individual level
2021-10-24 12:49
1 reply
how many majors do zywoo or simple have? even if navi or vitality win this one, its 1. vs 4.
2021-10-26 11:31
rez is better overall recently but device is 'not bad'. as for comparisons with simple and ziwu just don't...it's embarrassing
2021-10-24 06:56
HLTV based Biggest transfer was definitely Niko from FaZe to G2. Union of the deadly Kovac brothers and the end of a legendary csgo awper (ik not immediate but subsequent)
2021-10-24 07:06
1 reply
+1
2021-10-24 07:25
most overrated T1 player of all time Nobody should be surprised if he doesn't event make HLTV Top 10 this year
2021-10-24 07:26
damn its been 6 months already lol
2021-10-24 07:36
2 replies
fuck time bro, it's 2022 looking into the eyes ;(
2021-10-24 09:24
1 reply
Why is going so fucking fast
2021-10-25 01:31
dumbass for the way he talked about being 5 steps ahead
2021-10-24 09:14
6 months he is already in NIP wow how fast time flies
2021-10-24 10:18
you put the wrong picture. You need the pic with his clown costum.
2021-10-24 10:22
6 months passed already? Damn I'm getting old
2021-10-24 11:01
Their problem is constant search for 5th player. LNZ is not good enough. They will get rekt by top teams unless they over perform in my opinion. Plopski is also quie weak. That is why navi (and now maybe even vp) are strong now. They found proper starting roster. //e on the other hand hampus is amazing lately, reason they are so good nowadays...
2021-10-24 12:32
Tldr? Is it 1. Device good Or 2. Device bad?
2021-10-24 13:12
#212
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Belgium BradleyTD
dev0ce
2021-10-24 14:00
6 MONTHS?!
2021-10-25 01:31
#231
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Turkey eakdan
experience
2021-10-25 03:15
malding player that always rages at the momitor kekw
2021-10-25 05:43
goat
2021-10-25 10:17
#237
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Sweden suriel666
gj Device! Would hope to see both of my 2 favourite teams in the finals - NAVI vs NIP (... with NAVI granting s1mple his first major, sorry dev1ce)
2021-10-25 15:45
1 reply
Yes, welcome Swedish CS (+Dane) back, but let s1mple get his major before anything else.
2021-10-25 21:41
ok, I can literally brain storm it, dev40%ce called double rematch against G2 in semi finals and Navi in the finals and wins stolkholm, and he is GOAted
2021-10-25 15:47
why did he fall in love with a girl from sweden? WHY? why couldnt she have been chineese, german, russian, polish, or even from north korea.....anything else. just not swedish.
2021-10-26 23:20
3 replies
Thats of course because swedish girls are beautiful, danish girls drink tuborg, smoke and used to be pretty. In other words, i choose danish
2021-10-27 18:36
1 reply
lol x 10000
2021-10-27 18:38
3 FÖRUSTER DET ÄR KÖRT FÖR ER ÅH ASTRALIS SER VI ALDRIG MER KOMMER INTE ENS TILL KVARTSFINAL LYCKA TILL I NÄSTA MAJORKVAL
2021-10-28 17:30
I used to love him until 40% robbery , now he's nothing to me anymore and Acor better .
2021-10-29 15:46
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