es3tag to replace LNZ on NIP - Report

A reunion of Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen and Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz is reportedly on the cards.

es3tag is close to finalizing a move to NIP, according to a report by Dexerto. The Dane is reportedly set to replace Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng, who had been playing with the team for the past six months after joining the main squad from the academy team, Young Ninjas.

The newest addition will reportedly debut already at the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Final, taking place on November 24-28 in Copenhagen, for which NIP were apparently allowed to make a last-minute roster change at the expense of playing the tournament as the lowest-seeded team.

es3tag is reportedly replacing LNZ on NIP

The 25-year-old would be joining the Swedish side on a transfer from Complexity, where he has been sitting on the transfer list for the past two weeks after the squad around Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer fell apart on the back of a series of disappointing results, including a failure to qualify for PGL Major Stockholm.

The brief stint with the Dallas-based organization marked a continuation of es3tag's misfortunes in the online era, during which he represented three different organizations — Astralis, Cloud9, and Complexity —, in each of which he only lasted a few months.

es3tag joining in place of LNZ would make NIP's roster the following:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen

Sweden Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers (coach)

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1777
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
253
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
Rip LNZ but this is huge for nip
2021-11-16 15:34
69 replies
es3tag is better at the role
2021-11-16 15:35
30 replies
Lolmao
2021-11-16 15:37
15 replies
xd
2021-11-16 15:46
14 replies
Why plopski even on the team still?
2021-11-16 16:59
13 replies
because plopski position crucial.
2021-11-16 17:29
10 replies
#316
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Brazil yakd
He is next to go if es3tag plays like he did in astralis
2021-11-16 17:41
9 replies
#324
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
only Rez left from original roster
2021-11-16 17:52
8 replies
#331
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Finland jippoboy
>rez >original roster pick one
2021-11-16 17:58
rez is not part of the original roster wtf man
2021-11-16 18:11
wtf? :DDDD original roster was fifflaren, friberg, xizt, f0rest, get_right
2021-11-16 19:08
#405
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Sweden frozze90
newf4g....
2021-11-16 19:41
I don’t think he meant original literally in the first roster.. I think he means Rez is only guy left from the team he joined initially
2021-11-17 00:46
3 replies
Very strange way to say that.
2021-11-17 10:34
+1 because you tried to understand from his point of view.
2021-11-17 16:35
1 reply
#506
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Netherlands arTvamp
Exactly noobs. He meant he was the only one left from previous original roster which still included, get_right, f0rrest, REZ, draken, xist. Also the ONE to still be standing from the 2nd line of NIP roster. Not the ever first legendary roster of 2013 with fifflaren,get_right,f0rrest,xistz, friberg. which was great to see him in the showmatch on stage btw. :D
2021-11-18 00:28
Both ZywOo and device named him a talented player, so...
2021-11-17 07:07
1 reply
#507
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Netherlands arTvamp
I did as well. seen enough from his gameplay to know its true.
2021-11-18 00:28
No shit
2021-11-16 15:38
Nip disbanding in 2 months
2021-11-16 15:38
4 replies
Polen are disbanding,,,,low life there.
2021-11-16 16:09
2 replies
#423
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Sweden frozze90
0/8
2021-11-16 20:13
#449
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Poland Menaheer
Name checks out. Too much Albanian meth..
2021-11-16 22:53
NiP danish in 3 month
2021-11-16 16:24
#134
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Germany zborko
bloh... es3tag? he is a fcking buffoon.
2021-11-16 15:53
es3tag is a fucking bot
2021-11-16 16:25
1 reply
cap
2021-11-16 19:52
No shit Sherlock
2021-11-16 16:28
2 replies
Doesn’t seem very obvious to others
2021-11-16 17:56
1 reply
exactly, ppl think he’s terrible but the last team he was in he had coldzera to support, he is better than lnz easily
2021-11-16 18:09
#264
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Denmark BaitMe
es3tags time to shine again, such a good player... C9/COL never got to utilize him properly
2021-11-16 16:55
es6tag cursed, RIP NIP
2021-11-16 18:10
#78
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Finland Lindeni
But are they still speaking Swedish? I can't remember was it es3tag who said his dad worked in Sweden so he learned Swedish through playing with the kids in Sweden as a child. Danish is still quite different from Swedish so is he taking lessons to learn Swedish or are all of them going to speak in a foreign language from now on?
2021-11-16 15:41
30 replies
#88
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United States GameZ_iwnl
I imagine it'll be a blend of English and Swedish (I don't know device's Swedish capabilities) similar to Heroic when Friberg was in the roster. At least until they can get Swedish comms where they need to be
2021-11-16 15:43
19 replies
#96
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Finland Lindeni
Device speaks Swedish like a native speaker, he has lived in Sweden for a long time now. I guess we'll have to see on the NiP BTS series how things go down.
2021-11-16 15:44
10 replies
Device speaks Swedish very well + + + Dunno how es3tag speaks Swedish . But i guess there will be no problem because device can help him
2021-11-16 15:50
8 replies
#124
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Finland Lindeni
Yes. I know. I mentioned it. I watch them. Yes.
2021-11-16 15:51
2 replies
#317
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Finland Lindeni
Fucking edited the comment and now this looks hella stupid
2021-11-16 17:41
1 reply
i edited right away . I just added second sentence hha
2021-11-16 18:04
#351
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Denmark Germund
It really isn’t that different. How good you understand Swedish as a Dane depends on where in Denmark you are from. But there are a lot of words that are basically the same or very similar. Danish: Jeg hedder Patrick og jeg spiller cs Swedish: jag heter Patrick och jag spelar cs If you have an for language (which he does) he will pick it up in no time
2021-11-16 18:18
4 replies
As a Swede reading danish is 100x easier than understanding someone speaking xD
2021-11-16 18:32
3 replies
#394
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United Kingdom novaseer
fakeflagger wtf
2021-11-16 19:18
As a Swede it must be pretty cringe to use UK flag nowadays
2021-11-16 22:19
tjena uk kompis
2021-11-17 17:52
Device speaks Swedish very well + + + Dunno how es3tag speaks Swedish . But i guess there will be no problem because device can help him
2021-11-16 17:43
#99
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Sweden noddyy
device is fluent, however every dane and swede can communicate well together anyways
2021-11-16 15:45
7 replies
Not every, its pretty one-sided imo as both danish and swedish speaker
2021-11-16 16:05
#195
REZ | 
Sweden Umik00
im impressed by swedes who fully understand danes. Like ofc I can tell some words and phrases cuz they are similar but atleast it's not skånska
2021-11-16 16:08
5 replies
well atleast plopski is skåning so theres that..
2021-11-16 16:14
3 replies
+1
2021-11-16 16:18
min påg plopski påg
2021-11-17 10:09
Im from skåne and I dont understand danish at all 😆
2021-11-18 09:49
#254
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Sweden noddyy
just use english if u dont understand something, things we cant comprehend in danish/swedish we understand in english.
2021-11-16 16:34
#94
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Hungary Axelboi
Im like a 100% sure they wont go english, they wouldnt sign es3tag if he couldnt speak swedish imo
2021-11-16 15:44
4 replies
#103
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Finland Lindeni
Yeah that's what I'm thinking but I can't remember/find the interview where he potentially spoke about speaking Swedish.
2021-11-16 15:45
Its quite common to use swenglish in gaming tho, so if you blurt out something in english its no biggie:)
2021-11-16 16:07
2 replies
#246
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Hungary Axelboi
yeah some months back nip uploaded comm vids on their yt where you could hear them mix english in quite regularly
2021-11-16 16:27
1 reply
They use english words for positions like A site, jungle, short, apps but the rest is swedish. Same as other team aswell
2021-11-16 18:41
It was Snappi who said it in an Ence video.
2021-11-16 16:05
2 replies
#314
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Finland Lindeni
There you go, it wasn't es3tag then. Thank you mens)
2021-11-16 17:40
1 reply
Np mens ))
2021-11-17 16:35
#187
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Next you know mel comes forward and says he learned swedish through watching bolibompa once a week 35 years ago
2021-11-16 16:05
In order to speak perfect Swedish, Danes only need to remove the hot potato from their mouth.
2021-11-17 12:08
noooooooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
2021-11-16 16:02
Ztr > lnz anyways
2021-11-16 16:32
1 reply
This! -plopski +ztr <3
2021-11-16 18:02
LNZ WHO ?
2021-11-16 16:52
#380
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France Lonelie
+1
2021-11-16 19:00
Its not agreed
2021-11-17 01:04
#488
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Latvia TIBR0X
big dub(W)
2021-11-17 10:29
#2
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Rip LNZ :( My man from london esports deserves so much better
2021-11-16 15:35
14 replies
Why LNZ? :( LNZ was playing better than plopski imo, plus LNZ is constantly improving
2021-11-16 15:43
13 replies
#89
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Yeah I agree. He's 18, and I guess unlike ztr he was doing really well, and he actually helped nip from barely top 10 to top 2 in like a couple of months
2021-11-16 15:43
10 replies
Yep, good points made. Plopski should be gone too. He's been doing terrible for the past few months. A far cry from the next big Swedish star he was being touted as
2021-11-16 17:02
9 replies
r o l e s p o s i t i o n s
2021-11-16 19:43
6 replies
But they can find someone to replace Plopski, like one of dignitas player.
2021-11-16 22:11
4 replies
all too expensive for the low upgrade - they were top2 with aca player and plopski, just give them time now with es3 and we will see - if it doesnt work they will surely upgrade plopski - krimz contract will run out in some months and that would be the best opinion for support so es3 can get a better role.
2021-11-17 01:10
3 replies
But I think krimz will remain in fnatic. The team is getting better.
2021-11-17 01:39
yeah they get a spot in LPL (lol chinese league) so they dont want to spend a lot of money for know
2021-11-17 02:56
replace plopski with krimz, lol
2021-11-17 09:32
I'm aware of this, but his aim really hasn't looked great either...
2021-11-17 00:06
+brollan in 6 months
2021-11-17 01:23
1 reply
in contract hell with fnatic
2021-11-17 10:59
improving a 0.89 rating ain't that hard
2021-11-16 15:57
COPIUM
2021-11-16 16:52
Deserved
2021-11-16 15:34
+es3tag is a nice move! (pt.4)
2021-11-16 15:35
1 reply
Haha
2021-11-16 18:27
good!
2021-11-16 15:34
#6
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Brazil BNV
Nice move.
2021-11-16 15:34
huh?????
2021-11-16 15:34
1 reply
Flair
2021-11-16 16:52
expected
2021-11-16 15:34
pog
2021-11-16 15:34
#11
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France Haibara
HAHAHA next Cloud 9 and Complexity Disbanding soon
2021-11-16 15:34
2 replies
lultality is worse
2021-11-16 15:42
vitality fan xD
2021-11-16 18:20
nice
2021-11-16 15:34
NIP trying to be Astralis
2021-11-16 15:35
What
2021-11-16 15:34
Sadge, but nice at the same time :/
2021-11-16 15:34
hahahahahahaha
2021-11-16 15:34
INTEREST HMM
2021-11-16 15:35
nip disbanding in less than 6 months
2021-11-16 15:34
8 replies
0/8
2021-11-16 15:40
? Xd
2021-11-16 16:00
1 reply
COL, C9... xd
2021-11-16 16:04
The reason for that being...?
2021-11-16 16:25
4 replies
he joined c9 -> disband he joined col -> disband maybe it's not only his fault obv but it's curious
2021-11-16 16:28
3 replies
in what ways is he at fault?
2021-11-16 19:02
1 reply
maybe nothing, but it's a data that is there anyway
2021-11-16 22:50
Ok. I see your point.
2021-11-16 22:51
Good move
2021-11-16 15:35
#20
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United States Bettyu
LNZ deserved better. kick plopski already
2021-11-16 15:35
3 replies
Poopski*
2021-11-16 15:35
Agreed. lNZ did more for the team
2021-11-16 16:51
+1
2021-11-16 19:52
good move for the like 2 weeks he'll probably stay on
2021-11-16 15:35
rip lnz
2021-11-16 15:35
ah yes the famous "device virus"
2021-11-16 15:35
2 replies
Which is
2021-11-16 18:14
1 reply
you change team and you kick the team also known as danish plague
2021-11-16 19:14
#25
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Asia M@GNU5
ROSTER SHUFFLES IN A NUTSHELL
2021-11-16 15:35
expected do he speak svenska
2021-11-16 15:35
#28
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Poland Hanse
XDZDXDZD nice academy team
2021-11-16 15:35
NiP about to go Danish majority soon sad days for Swedish CS , long gone are the glory days. I would have preferred to see getting Plopski getting rid off first but LNZ hasnt been that impressive either
2021-11-16 15:36
7 replies
Atleast LNZ has had some big impact rounds in the major...
2021-11-16 19:52
2 replies
yes but that were only just a handful of rounds , NiP would lose alot more of hem because he had no impact. he is a great clutcher , but he needs to develop more in the academy tier.
2021-11-16 20:27
1 reply
On the other hand plopski had no really big impact rounds in almost any game in the major or for a long time before that.
2021-11-17 16:27
#436
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Albania Maltin
It depends on the role. Plopski plays entry most of the time. You cant get es3tag and remove plopski. If they got dupreeh or brollan then the one to be removed would be Plopski. Furthermore, Plopski is much more matured in his game. He lacks consistency, and since hampus was installed as IGL he suffered a lot (due to the new system), but he is still a good and smart player.
2021-11-16 22:05
3 replies
i hear what you are saying and i do agree. Obviously Esetag doesnt fit for Plopski`s roles , what i meant was that they got some other entry in place of him but it doesnt surprise me that its LNZ to go out instead. Plopski has the potential , he showed it when GTR was still in the team. But i wouldnt call him smart , he overpeeks alot sometimes and his aim can be pretty off on some days. But thats the story of literally every NiP player , they can be very good or very bad depending on the day
2021-11-16 22:52
2 replies
#450
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Albania Maltin
If they decide to replace Plopski, it would be very possible that they get Nilo from their academy team, or even Sapec or ZTR. However, considering their young age, getting someone other than Brollan or Dupreeh (both very unlikely), i really dont think they will change their roster anytime soon.
2021-11-16 23:18
1 reply
Yea I don't think there is gong to be another change in the lineup after this one anytime soon.
2021-11-17 00:10
don't care + didn't ask
2021-11-16 15:35
2 replies
Then why are you here on HLTV? Lmao
2021-11-16 16:22
1 reply
he thinks people car what says))
2021-11-16 19:04
This is a good move, but this wont fix NiP's issues, they still need more changes.
2021-11-16 15:35
5 replies
+1 i agree like if they want to be real solid top 5 team they should kick plopski too
2021-11-16 15:41
4 replies
I wouldnt say kick but both Plopski and REZ need something to change, they're both not performing up to their potential.
2021-11-16 15:45
3 replies
Like yea if they can get brollan for rez they should try it
2021-11-16 15:46
2 replies
#121
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Romania SplaXie^
They won't take Brollan
2021-11-16 15:50
1 reply
they cant even get brollan
2021-11-16 17:22
#32
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Well, it finally happened everyone was waiting for this news good i guess. Let's see how much he can do in NiP.
2021-11-16 15:35
#33
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Russia w1ndcast
very poor move es3tag is fucking bad
2021-11-16 15:35
1 reply
what? he is god compared to Plopski and Lnz
2021-11-16 15:55
#34
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Netherlands iRefusion
RIP my boy
2021-11-16 15:35
Hampus is the problem, hes trying to be star player instead of IGL
2021-11-16 15:35
10 replies
not the only one Plopski is also shit and never proves a good sign of him
2021-11-16 15:56
8 replies
Plopski was a beast before Hampus joined and took all of his roles
2021-11-16 15:56
7 replies
CerQ was also very good awper long time ago, Flamie was also a beast, Shox was the best French player; yes the WERE, but they need results now.
2021-11-16 15:58
3 replies
none of these had role changes. Shox literally does what ever he wants, Cerq is on a dead team and Flamie has shown he gives 0 fucks
2021-11-16 15:59
2 replies
he has been bad since October 2020 don't act like it's all Hampus's fault even in 2021 he had some good events, but he is inconsistent as hell, clearly can not stand the pressure on lan(for example this major compared to LNZ), and many times I see him just losing duels
2021-11-16 16:05
1 reply
players like Plopski and LNZ will always be the easy scapegoats. He has shown hes a good player if given the right roles and in NIP hes not no more. I love how Rez never gets called out because his numbers are bang average for a "star player".
2021-11-16 16:16
Hampus took 0 of plopskis roles lol
2021-11-16 19:53
2 replies
0/8
2021-11-16 20:39
Not at all. Wait. What does Hampus now ? Entry frag and wait, what did plopski ? Hum.
2021-11-16 22:14
plopski does these bad agressive pushes that costs them rounds, when hampus does it he get a lot of kills at least
2021-11-16 16:00
#36
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Finland Jepa29
GG
2021-11-16 15:35
WELCOME BACK MR PRICEY
2021-11-16 15:36
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
2021-11-16 15:36
Does esetag speak swedish?
2021-11-16 15:36
NIP to disband in 2 months
2021-11-16 15:36
2 replies
why would they disband they are a top ranked team that just won a tourney not long ago
2021-11-16 16:01
1 reply
es3tag curse
2021-11-16 18:30
based
2021-11-16 15:36
#46
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Sweden zasha1337
whaat
2021-11-16 15:36
they took dupreehs best friend, so you're telling me he will still play with frenchie instead of replacing poopski? ok
2021-11-16 15:37
3 replies
His best friend is device.
2021-11-16 16:06
2 replies
Would be sick! Imagine dupreeh, device, es3, Hampus and Rez. Insane potential
2021-11-16 18:08
best friend is devv, but gym bro is es3tag. gym bros > best friends for dupreeh
2021-11-16 18:43
#49
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Czech Republic JakamanCZ
Complexity finally complete! Coldzera 1v5 LETSGO
2021-11-16 15:37
Poor lnz
2021-11-16 15:37
#51
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Nepal dexzzz
AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-11-16 15:37
e z
2021-11-16 15:37
#53
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Morocco Kastrulya
Another one team will fall down after sign this overrated bot Gg nip
2021-11-16 15:37
2 replies
#138
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Romania SplaXie^
He is good train player ngl
2021-11-16 15:54
1 reply
#169
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Morocco Kastrulya
Yeah and cbble aswell
2021-11-16 16:00
WOW EZ
2021-11-16 15:37
#55
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Finland Teukkasd
LETS GOOO
2021-11-16 15:37
kek
2021-11-16 15:37
Bruh why he is so trash lnz better
2021-11-16 15:37
this guy has the best manager, hes very overrated
2021-11-16 15:38
1 reply
#189
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Morocco Kastrulya
+1 Was a full bot in old heroic -> 5 good matches in astralis as a standin -> completely ruin clown9 -> full bot in coL I think Gaben his manager
2021-11-16 16:07
kick LNZ but keep bot plopski ok then
2021-11-16 15:38
es3bot signed by another team just to get kicked again xddd overrated bot
2021-11-16 15:38
1 reply
#193
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Morocco Kastrulya
Gaben his manager
2021-11-16 16:07
#63
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Brazil YUB8
DanishCSGOleaks was right
2021-11-16 15:38
#64
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Turkey drovious
kinda expected
2021-11-16 15:38
#65
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Europe jvesper
without LNZ they were 0
2021-11-16 15:38
Oh no. Now two of my favorites have joined the darkside. How sad. GLHF to esetag though.
2021-11-16 15:38
#68
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Hungary raffai
nice!
2021-11-16 15:39
Es3tag to support and if they find some lurker instead of Plopski it's top1 contender team
2021-11-16 15:39
3 replies
+1 this move might also improve plopski
2021-11-16 15:43
#196
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Morocco Kastrulya
-top 1 team contender -team with es3bot who can only ruin teams
2021-11-16 16:08
1 reply
Man you're so hateful what's wrong with you ?
2021-11-16 17:21
Can es3tag speak Swedish or are they switching to English?
2021-11-16 15:39
1 reply
It takes like 3 months to learn it for dane
2021-11-16 15:44
es3tag speaks swedish?
2021-11-16 15:39
Oooooo
2021-11-16 15:40
#74
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Indonesia lukerey
Now kick Plopski and get HEAP.
2021-11-16 15:40
POG
2021-11-16 15:40
#77
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Finland Hoitelia
So they speak english or is es3tag speaking swedish?
2021-11-16 15:41
1 reply
No way that they will go eng if they only change 1 player
2021-11-16 15:44
could be a solid replacement
2021-11-16 15:42
finally
2021-11-16 15:42
The invasion begins......
2021-11-16 15:42
R EZ
2021-11-16 15:43
overrated pric3tag will get another chance once again!
2021-11-16 15:43
1 reply
still better than LNZ.. at least he is a real t1 player
2021-11-16 15:44
#92
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Sweden sn1pie
Now -debo +LNZ
2021-11-16 15:44
#93
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Chile esanchez47
To be fair, es3tag has been caught in situations like warming bench, arriving to a team tht was collapsing... Maybe this is the opportunity he needs to prove himself.
2021-11-16 15:44
1 reply
+1 cloud9 was the only one where it was hes own fault
2021-11-16 15:45
NIP is obsessed with danes
2021-11-16 15:44
#98
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Why LNZ, he was playing way better than Plopski
2021-11-16 15:45
1 reply
Cuz they played same roles
2021-11-16 15:46
#102
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Brazil Bronly
omegaLUL
2021-11-16 15:45
nice
2021-11-16 15:46
XD
2021-11-16 15:46
#109
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Europe Vallon4
LNZ deserves better.
2021-11-16 15:47
now add dupreeh and magisk and NiP will be fine
2021-11-16 15:47
2 replies
+9999
2021-11-16 16:08
1 reply
but real option is bubzkji instead plopski
2021-11-16 16:08
LMFAO
2021-11-16 15:48
#112
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CIS elefiveS
can he speak swedish?
2021-11-16 15:48
Device is playing Among Us IRL. Slowly making NiP Danish
2021-11-16 15:48
5 replies
#123
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Philippines flowster
danish NiP UK fnatic danish Vitality brazilian godsent what's next? finnish faze?
2021-11-16 15:51
4 replies
#137
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CIS ShimonSS
why not, if there will be a positive outcome in terms of results
2021-11-16 15:54
3 replies
#142
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Philippines flowster
the only real improvement was fnatic's uk project NiP didn't go much further, they could've achieved the same things with the old roster really, like i'm not saying they're unsuccesful but with a device signing you'd expect a major final at least vitality won't work and we don't talk about godsent
2021-11-16 15:55
1 reply
#190
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CIS ShimonSS
nip got upgraded for sure, top2 ranking spot for the first time in 5 years, lol, and major finals weren't that easy because s1mple and niko were really hungry, and stopping them having plopski and lnz wasn't possible. Brazilian godsent aren't better than Swedish one, but not worse either. As for the vitality, we still don't know anything
2021-11-16 16:06
Yeah CSGO is slowly becoming football when orgs are only focused on succes. They dont care about respecting roots of the team and playing for fun
2021-11-16 16:02
NIP danish soon
2021-11-16 15:48
Poor LNZ, loved his enthusiasm and playstyle :/ Will be interesting to see es3tag on nip though!
2021-11-16 15:49
4 replies
#117
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Philippines flowster
he was trash who cares
2021-11-16 15:49
3 replies
0/8
2021-11-16 15:49
2 replies
#126
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Philippines flowster
2021-11-16 15:51
Played well
2021-11-16 16:03
es3tag⁠ to ruin another team - report
2021-11-16 15:49
why many teams wants es3tag? I don't think he is a good player... I don't know why
2021-11-16 15:50
3 replies
snopp
2021-11-16 15:57
He is not the best but he is solid in every aspect of the game. LNZ is dogshit and also.. When i saw lnz i wanted punch him in this awful face like also hampus.
2021-11-16 16:10
1 reply
hahahahaha ok... I understand now. I watch more Brazilian teams matchs, i want to punch Art from Furia also.
2021-11-17 13:34
Ez top1 for danish NIP
2021-11-16 15:51
expected
2021-11-16 15:51
#128
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CIS ShimonSS
not sure about this, I've checked last 5 or so matches of col, and es3tag was the last on the scoreboard in all of them
2021-11-16 15:51
4 replies
#147
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Romania SplaXie^
Col very bad team, ngl, es3tag can fit very well in nip
2021-11-16 15:56
1 reply
#164
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CIS ShimonSS
I hope so, don't really want them to swap bots, and be unstable for the next half a year
2021-11-16 15:59
Thats becoz of cloud9 was a dead project from get go..all players failed..we need to look at astralis esetag stats
2021-11-16 15:57
Es3tag did bad in Col but so did everyone else really. I personally am disregarding what happened there for the most part.
2021-11-16 16:14
Amazing move..defenitly an upgrade .lets goo esetag
2021-11-16 15:52
Dude wtf is this? Danes are taking over every team xD
2021-11-16 15:52
7 replies
The Danes to this day still have the largest talent pool in the world of Counter-Strike. ;)
2021-11-16 16:00
6 replies
Actually its CIS region at the moment in terms of talent
2021-11-16 16:05
5 replies
I think at one stage it was because of how much the CIS region popped off during the online-era but I still that think currently Denmark has the largest in terms of numbers. Good point about CIS, though... Gambit and Na'Vi are still at the top, Spirit did an unusual roster overhaul, Virtus.Pro are an unknown element right now; Forze look okay currently and Entropiq just cannot close out games to save their life.
2021-11-16 16:11
4 replies
I mean Denmark have like 5million people while cis is entire Russia+Ukraine etc, so yes Denmark have BY FAR the biggest, GOOD playerbase.
2021-11-16 18:28
3 replies
#399
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Poland Hellp3r
Exactly that, Russia and Ukraine only is like 200m people xd
2021-11-16 19:25
Comparing only Denmark to whole cis region doesnt mean sense But its fair to compare whole Scandinavia to CIS and CIS at the moment is more talented
2021-11-17 15:14
1 reply
I guess, but I would say its kinda even still, checked the top30 list real Quick here and its about 30 vs 30, nordic people vs CIS people, all international teams are filled with Danes and even some Finns etc.
2021-11-17 18:58
Now +Bubzkji -Plopski and we have danish flag on nip xD
2021-11-16 15:52
Pric3tag strikes again
2021-11-16 15:53
NIP is not a swedish team anymore. :(
2021-11-16 15:53
2 replies
yes it will be swedish on HLTV
2021-11-16 15:57
pog found swehunter on HLTV but he wrong as hell tho
2021-11-16 20:01
danish csgo leaks finally got one right though LOL
2021-11-16 15:53
2 replies
#140
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Denmark NipoCS
they often get some right
2021-11-16 15:54
1 reply
About t1, rarely if never, im still waiting on magisk to coL
2021-11-16 15:57
deserved
2021-11-16 15:54
nip finally will become tier-2 team, good move, better than being tier-4
2021-11-16 15:55
3 replies
nt OG fan
2021-11-16 15:57
og didn't even reached to the major :DDD
2021-11-16 19:10
1 reply
NIP never beat OG, check stats men its better to be OG when u regularly beat almost every team, than being NIP with luck being the reason to get to PGL playoffs
2021-11-16 21:24
#144
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Denmark Jonasnhj
haha, Rip LNZ. But does es3tag even speak Swedish, cause if not its gonna have to be English
2021-11-16 15:55
At least lnz got his sticker
2021-11-16 15:56
#149
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Denmark N1nQa
pog
2021-11-16 15:56
good news
2021-11-16 15:57
LNZ major highlights: playing like an autist with plopski during a tech pause.
2021-11-16 15:57
This team is sick rn 🙂 GL to them GL es3tag
2021-11-16 15:59
This is great for NiP! Beat of luck to Es3tag and to LNZ for their future careers. :D
2021-11-16 15:59
#165
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Portugal dracø
definitely an improvement
2021-11-16 15:59
Also -hampus and i start cheering this team. They need also kick Plopski. Imagine -plopski +Bubzkji and we got old-new Astralis line up haha
2021-11-16 16:00
1 reply
ehhh are you nuts?? hampus is crazy good
2021-11-16 16:04
Improvement but rather see Plopski gone and lnz still there to improve
2021-11-16 16:02
Pog EZtag
2021-11-16 16:02
good move, esetag is great
2021-11-16 16:03
ok, so does es3tag learn Swedish or do they go English for now?
2021-11-16 16:04
1 reply
Would be dumb if they swap to English now. Interested to see if they do tho
2021-11-16 16:14
Another opportunity for this guy...what the fuck lmao, how does he keep getting these jobs.
2021-11-16 16:04
26 replies
hes a good player? last time we saw him in a good team, he was playing good. in both heroic and astralis
2021-11-16 16:10
25 replies
2021-11-16 16:18
10 replies
I know its hard being thorin fan and having more than 60 iq but please read his (#200) reply again
2021-11-16 16:22
6 replies
>results from 2 years ago mean he is a "GOOD PLAYER" No, you're a moron as well tough.
2021-11-16 16:23
5 replies
Based on what? Ive never said a thing about esetag in this thread, im just telling that u are unable to read properly
2021-11-16 16:25
4 replies
Stop responding to me you clown.
2021-11-16 16:33
3 replies
Dont be so mean, my dear degenerate
2021-11-16 17:03
2 replies
I said nothing to you and you came in and responded to me with an insult. But, being called stupid by an absolute imperil like you is more of a compliment to me.
2021-11-16 17:17
1 reply
good for u!
2021-11-16 17:30
1. complexity was a trainwreck, losing 80% of matches, obviously he wont play good 2. cloud9 was a trainwreck, and every single player on c9 had 1.04-1.00 rating, so he was average in the team 3. when he was in a GOOD team, hes had a 1.09 in astralis and 1.10 in heroic. hes capable of being good, as long as his team isnt one thats 4 events from disbanding
2021-11-16 17:00
2 replies
1) Col was a great team and their core were just picked up by astralis 2) C9 were a great team with great players as Alex IGL (see Fnatic right now), 3) who cares about results form 2 years ago. using " bad team" as an excuse for his shittiness is not an excuse. Stop responding to me.
2021-11-16 17:14
1 reply
are you baiting or just genuinely stupid? 1. k0nfig wasnt playing in coL with es3tag 2. col werent a great team, literally won 39% of matches which is horrible 3. c9 werent a great team, 45% win rate which is horrible 4. the entire point of him being a great player is proof of him being capable also, yes, being in a team that doesnt win affects your rating, if you cant grasp this simple concept then youre either a stupid kid or possibly mentally challenged
2021-11-16 17:32
CHECK THE STATS FROM TODAY: hltv.org/matches/2352810/nip-vs-astralis-blast-premier-fall-final-2021 MINUS 21 IN A "GOOD TEAM" hahahahahah
2021-11-24 22:06
13 replies
only one game where they all got destroyed, wait at least 2 events and then call him shit
2021-11-25 17:04
12 replies
See you here after this match up: hltv.org/matches/2352814/liquid-vs-nip-b..
2021-11-25 17:22
11 replies
thats still not 2 events in mate, NA brain much?
2021-11-25 17:44
10 replies
Imagine changing the goal posts. He is either a good player, or he isn't why the fuck does he need TWO EVENTS!? You said: "last time we saw him in a good team, he was playing good." So he is either in a shitty team and not performing. Or, he is a shitty player.
2021-11-25 18:21
9 replies
1. we dont know if nip will perform well, so no, you cannot say that he is in a good team immediately 2. why do you expect him to perform in a brand new team where everything isnt set up? why would you expect any player to be good in their first few events in a team? b1t for example youre obviously either stupid or baiting
2021-11-25 18:24
8 replies
clown.
2021-11-25 19:16
7 replies
flair + flag ahahahahaha
2021-11-25 19:19
6 replies
G1, got proven wrong and cant admit it, but changes goal posts instead.
2021-11-25 19:21
5 replies
never changed any goal posts mate also, to #515 you failed to answer in any way and resulted to insulting l0l
2021-11-25 19:37
4 replies
again you said: "last time we saw him in a good team, he was playing good" NIP is the 6th rank team in the world. Esetag is shitting the bed despite being on a top 10 team. You now say "He NeEds Two EvEntS!!!!!" You're a moron.
2021-11-25 19:39
3 replies
1. nip hasnt proven themselves to be a good team with es3tag, so your point is garbage 2. yes, he needs time to adapt into the new team, just like any other player would. youre plain dumb if you dont understand this simple factor and yes, he does need a few events to adapt and show his true skill. youre such a basic burger brain its unbelievable :DDDDDD
2021-11-25 19:54
2 replies
hey.
2021-11-26 22:46
1 reply
2021-11-26 22:47
Danish nip
2021-11-16 16:04
get rid of plopski while you're at it too, get chawzyyy.
2021-11-16 16:07
5 replies
get random 16 year old whos never played in t1? good idea bro
2021-11-16 16:11
4 replies
lnz
2021-11-16 16:13
1 reply
yes exactly??? why do you think hes playing horrible and getting replaced lmao
2021-11-16 17:01
Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, Brollan was a random 16 year old who never played in t1 either when he joined fnatic…
2021-11-16 16:58
1 reply
sure, but so was lnz, and thats why hes getting replaced now
2021-11-16 17:01
Good news
2021-11-16 16:09
-LNZ + ES3TAG .. .. -HAMPUS + MAGISK -PLOPSKI +DUPREEH -REZ +BUBZKJI -threat +ZONIC
2021-11-16 16:12
2 replies
-Bubzkji + niko -zonic +nicorette -magisk +Nicola Top 50 lineup ez
2021-11-16 16:18
1 reply
Ufff...
2021-11-16 17:57
-plopski not LNZ XDDDDDD and es3tag tresh pl4yer
2021-11-16 16:12
- bot + bot lol
2021-11-16 16:13
2 replies
Es3tag a bot?? He's an elite support player who's had some bad breaks. That C9 disaster was going to fail from the start and anyone with a brain knew it. It was a rushed team out of desperation which doesn't do well in CS. Complexity was literally imploding when he joined. He never got to play with K0nfig who was the only entry on that team, he literally had to play with 3 luker/baiters (Blame, JKS, and Cold) while the AWPer (Poizon) played entry. On a good team in a good system like NIP he'll do well.
2021-11-16 16:19
at least he is better than LNZ
2021-11-16 16:59
1 year from now NIP lineup will be filled by 5 Danish Players, mark my words
2021-11-16 16:13
4 replies
how to remove your fans
2021-11-16 16:14
REZ Signed a 4 year contract this year, unless he dies I doubt this.
2021-11-16 16:15
1 reply
Who knows brother, 4 years is just a number on paper.
2021-11-17 08:01
#457
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Other Bactuga
They will 100% keep REZ, and most likely Hampus aswell, but it is very likely that next year Plopski also gets kicked and someone replaces him, if the guy that replaces him is dane then your NiP is gonna have a Danish flag
2021-11-17 00:53
rip Swedish CS
2021-11-16 16:16
Rip swedish csgo scene
2021-11-16 16:16
6 replies
it was never alive
2021-11-16 16:27
5 replies
Sweden still has the same amount of majors as Denmark
2021-11-16 18:03
4 replies
Congratulations, you have titles from 8 years ago. But Swedish CS has been dead since basically 2016.
2021-11-16 18:36
3 replies
"it was never alive" - "since basically 2016" Your a double sided hypcrite
2021-11-16 19:04
2 replies
did you really think that by "never" i actually meant never? are you retarded? read inbetween the lines bro
2021-11-16 19:21
1 reply
cry is free
2021-11-16 19:56
#217
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Poland Kobel_
Fnatic went majority UK already, soon NiP will go majority Danish lol inb4 I know FNC is a UK org
2021-11-16 16:17
remains only -Pski +Dupreeh, but it's never gonna happen
2021-11-16 16:17
#219
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Other the_dark
After fanatic went brit, nip will go danish
2021-11-16 16:17
#220
El1an | 
Hong Kong LonT
Wth , can he speak danish ?
2021-11-16 16:17
1 reply
Joining a SWEDISH TEAM you should ask if he speaks arabic, not danish..
2021-11-16 16:19
Danish core soon lol
2021-11-16 16:18
Plz noooooo! Dont destroy my NiP ! Get krimz or Brollan , if you cant get them take heap
2021-11-16 16:20
I'm not too impressed with es3tag.. but lets see what happens. Can't judge him too much from the c9/coL time.
2021-11-16 16:20
should of been magisk but es3tags roles fit with lnz and hes better than lnz
2021-11-16 16:20
First transfer bomb arrived
2021-11-16 16:21
Coming from the best NiP fan. this is shit decision
2021-11-16 16:21
Dang, i dont know how i feel lmao
2021-11-16 16:22
#233
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Croatia Esketite
wut
2021-11-16 16:22
#242
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Czech Republic sobrez
GL pric3tag
2021-11-16 16:26
4 replies
#271
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Denmark BaitMe
probably gets him for free, since he is no longer tied to COL
2021-11-16 16:56
3 replies
"he 25-year-old would be joining the Swedish side on a transfer from Complexity, where he has been sitting on the transfer list for the past two weeks"
2021-11-16 16:57
1 reply
#374
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Denmark BaitMe
Transfer list = They want to get rid of him
2021-11-16 18:47
#326
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Czech Republic sobrez
yeah i just remembered that astronomical price c9 paid for him back in the day
2021-11-16 17:56
NIP so smart . 1st dev1ce huge roster , 2nd es3tag also very good wise pick. 1000IQ Maybe 2021 best roster exchange
2021-11-16 16:27
I think LNZ did great in NIP, is it an upgrade? I really don't know, LNZ wasn't a star, but he had great clutches and crucial moments in general, also really good energy in the team. Sad for LNZ, but hope it's gonna be an upgrade.
2021-11-16 16:28
3 replies
Did he though?.. Was bottom frag, not even double digits like every map except a few
2021-11-16 17:43
2 replies
Yeah, he did not kill that much, but the impact he had was pretty huge if you ask me. some great clutches, key moments, site openings, turnarounds. I could be wrong..
2021-11-16 18:03
1 reply
He definitely played better at the major than the online games before that. Which is what counts I guess. But man he was poop online
2021-11-16 18:28
gj!
2021-11-16 16:29
big time upgrade he should play that role well
2021-11-16 16:31
Only 5 swedes in total in NiP and fnatic. Sad day to be a swede.
2021-11-16 16:32
5 replies
But putting them together would make a half-decent team. The problem is Sweden doesn't have any good AWP players right now, and besides Hampus there's only Friberg for IGL, and he's not going to last much longer. But Heroic is now also part Swedish with Xizt as coach. NiP and Fnatic both didn't develop Swedish talent enough, so now the pool has dried up.
2021-11-16 17:09
4 replies
Half decent lol, if you are allowed to add devve then you have a top1 team without competition. Hampus igl Brollan entry Krimz anchor Rez rifle Devve awp
2021-11-16 18:25
3 replies
Hampus is an IGL, but not good enough to challenge top 1 (though to be fair, I wouldn't say Boombl4 is either). Krimz is getting a little old, he's not as good as he used to be. Dev1ce being back at 2018 level would still require Brollan and REZ to carry the team. REZ also fell off a bit in the past few years, though with a good team around him he can probably get back to a high level. So with current form you have an out of shape REZ and Dev1ce, a mediocre IGL in Hampus, an old-man-Krimz, and with your setup of the team a Brollan out of his comfort zone. And then you don't have a good support either. That's not top 1 by any means, top 10 probably, but that's assuming the personalities play well together.
2021-11-16 19:25
2 replies
devve, top5 awp for sure, literally the best player to touch csgo and is still the goat. krimz "support", still top5 on LAN for sure, not old at all, just bad team(s) during the online era, hes in great shape outside and inside the server. hampus, have been a SICK IGL for nip lately and still improving, carried them HARD, TOP5 for sure, depending how you count(frag or "Igl" stuff etc). REZ, is up and down, overall nothing special about him, just a good, young rifler. Brollan YOUNG entry goat, full freedom in this team, goat level.
2021-11-16 19:32
1 reply
That seems like a very objective analysis.
2021-11-16 20:10
#255
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Ukraine Xe0m
lmao
2021-11-16 16:35
Probably a language barrier for some months
2021-11-16 16:39
#257
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Russia mshkoda
LNZ clutches hard against CPH and carried his team to play-offs btw
2021-11-16 16:40
I dont like this move at all. Lnz is good, esetag is overrated, overpriced and Danish.
2021-11-16 16:40
keep transferring this bot to tier1 teams I don't care about, please
2021-11-16 16:43
NIP not swedish anymore?? :(
2021-11-16 16:45
Ok.. now -plopski +brollan
2021-11-16 16:48
3 replies
Plopski is next, yes, but Brollan won't join. Brollan is still young, and younger players are always more loyal to their orgs, you also won't see Yekindar, Bymas, B1t, or ZywOo leave their team anytime soon. Brollan would not join NiP, plus right now Fnatic is on the up, so he'll definitely want to see where in the ranking they end up after a few months.
2021-11-16 17:06
2 replies
I think brollan would much rather play for an org where he can speak swedish. I don't know if he has the balls to get out of FNC though... I'm just assuming a lot of stuff without knowing though..
2021-11-16 17:16
1 reply
Brollan seems very comfortable with talking English, as I imagine most Swedes are. And being young, he's probably excited about international experience. But who knows.
2021-11-16 18:01
best danish team when?
2021-11-16 16:50
#266
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Denmark BaitMe
top #1 just like that
2021-11-16 16:52
#267
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Europe skelteR
too bad for lnz, he was ok
2021-11-16 16:52
Not a fan of replacing LNZ, kid has sime potential in hard roles but i respect NIP and they desire to be top1. This team has matured over last year and even tho i didint like their aproach of cs im starting to respect them more and more.
2021-11-16 16:53
ye too bad for lnz he was keeping NIP alive numerous times when it should have been the others way more experienced Players it wouldnt suprise me at all seeing LNZ moving to fnatic in the near Future
2021-11-16 16:54
he will perform much better than LNZ for sure, but i don't know if that is the right move, Now they desperately need REZ to get his consistency issues under control and Plopski to find his old form again or they continue lacking firepower.
2021-11-16 16:56
#276
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Sweden fued
does he even speak swedish?
2021-11-16 16:56
#277
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United Kingdom MikeLCHV
Finally botnz gets replaced, most overrated youngster i have ever seen
2021-11-16 16:57
1 reply
Overrated? All I ever see is negative comments about him
2021-11-16 17:21
That's an upgrade, but Es3tag is hardly the best player for LNZ's role.
2021-11-16 17:02
Should have given more time for LNZ
2021-11-16 17:04
rather see -plopski -lnz +krimz +brollan perfect fit, what a shame!
2021-11-16 17:11
Name a more overrated player than Esetag
2021-11-16 17:13
3 replies
gade
2021-11-16 17:15
2 replies
Blamef
2021-11-16 17:20
1 reply
LNZ
2021-11-16 17:29
#297
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Sweden SebbeN
Does he speak Swedish? :O
2021-11-16 17:17
Sucks for LNZ but let’s be honest. He performed average or below average like 90% of the time. He had some big moments and they were celebrated but at tier1 you’re Expected to make highlight plays regularly
2021-11-16 17:17
Esetag overrated, bad replacement. And he doesn't speak swedish
2021-11-16 17:19
#304
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Portugal joaosenra
POG! Great move by nip
2021-11-16 17:25
disappointing move if its true
2021-11-16 17:29
#310
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Sweden piCt
Man. We got to get busy digging that Skåne moat. They are invading from the south.
2021-11-16 17:36
Swedes thought dev1ce would bring major home but instead he's danish-izing NiP. Gade is doing the same in BIG atm, soon all teams will be full danish lineups. Kappa
2021-11-16 17:38
Huge for nip and es3
2021-11-16 17:38
s1mple said f0rest > es3tag in NiP.
2021-11-16 17:39
#315
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Sweden frizzahh
Pog, ut i wanted dupreeh :((
2021-11-16 17:41
#320
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Brazil Anarchybr
Is Swedish/danish languages similar like Portuguese/Spanish?
2021-11-16 17:48
5 replies
i heard it's very similar like that
2021-11-16 17:58
2 replies
#332
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Brazil Anarchybr
Nice so this should work! Also based nickname you have
2021-11-16 18:00
1 reply
yes, always drink
2021-11-16 18:01
Yes! Fun thing is that danish and norwegian has quite the similar language, and a swede can to a large point understand a norwegian, however it is really difficult to understand danish people since their accents are quite broad, so would be some difficulties! However, usually these things are about adapting and tuning in to eachother so getting used to the dialect might work
2021-11-16 21:44
1 reply
#444
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Brazil Anarchybr
Yeah malbs is the best player on a BR team and he has Spanish as his native language so this should work!
2021-11-16 22:21
downgrade
2021-11-16 17:51
#322
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African Union wmzgod
god pric3tag NiP looks solid but need kick hampus and plopsko
2021-11-16 17:51
just -plopski please hes utter trash and is weighing this team down harder than zeus when he was in navi
2021-11-16 17:54
-plopski
2021-11-16 17:58
gg swedish CS, last swedish T1 team is officially gone
2021-11-16 18:05
Kick plopski and place es3tag LNZ carried NIP in PGL Major
2021-11-16 18:05
nice
2021-11-16 18:09
Every time they replace a swede with a dane, they improve
2021-11-16 18:13
Magisk to NiP zonic, dupreeh & es3tag to vitality. You read it here first
2021-11-16 18:13
1 reply
Dupreeh the only other Dane that would make sense, because Swedish.
2021-11-16 18:22
bad pickup
2021-11-16 18:14
Fuck whyyyy, the fucker speak Danish like a goat. Just add another GOAT like olofmeister.
2021-11-16 18:21
finally. lnz sucks
2021-11-16 18:22
I haven't watched LNZ much but es3tag is overatted AF!
2021-11-16 18:31
And who to replace plopski?
2021-11-16 18:32
what a fucking move is this?? es3tag is just washed up pro. please go for other young player for fuck sake
2021-11-16 18:33
NIP is goin full danish soon lol
2021-11-16 18:39
fnatic going UK and NiP going danish lol
2021-11-16 18:42
huge upgrade
2021-11-16 18:43
-1 fan soon :)
2021-11-16 18:46
#373
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Finland AliSabid
Upgrade!
2021-11-16 18:46
This will be a good move for NIP.
2021-11-16 18:49
LNZ top8 of PGL major stockholm just got demoted
2021-11-16 18:51
More and more countries with talent pool drying up. Where are the new stars from Sweden, USA and France? CIS, Denmark and ... where are the talents? Danes are fillers everywhere, while CIS is having more and more teams in Top 30. Would be so great with strong national rosters from Sweden, USA, France, Poland, Germany, Turkey etc.
2021-11-16 18:52
1 reply
+1 seems like giant cs countries in the past are now just empty for good players
2021-11-16 19:18
40%
2021-11-16 18:56
Just to be clear. Every team he joined went to shit. On the other hand, no one has big expectations and he is replacing academy team player. So despite it don't like this, i can see a world where he does ok and is actually a decent upgrade for NiP. It might also very well go wrong, as usually.... we'll see i guess. I wanted f0rest back. He could do it and it would be epic to see someone old in top team for us, old farts :)
2021-11-16 18:57
4 replies
Astralis won a title with him and he was insanely good there too...
2021-11-16 19:24
3 replies
Yes. And based on that short stint he was given multiple chances where he more or less suck dick. At least we can't write now that he's overrated, cause he was AF back then.
2021-11-16 19:39
2 replies
I think he been very underrated tbh but I agree c9 was a failure and col I think was already dying when he joined, but lets Hope he find form in nip
2021-11-16 22:19
1 reply
But should been plopski that was kicked
2021-11-16 22:19
This is a HUUUUGE blow to Swedish CS if true. Denmark taking over Swedens most beloved team is a beautiful, evil thing. As a Dane I fucking love t. RIP.
2021-11-16 19:02
i see the big picture now. if you want someone who is a wiz at math, get a japanese if you want a great engineer, get a german if you want good chocolate, get a guy from switzerland. if you want a respectable CS-team, ...well
2021-11-16 19:08
now this is interesting...
2021-11-16 19:09
LNZ had a good first major just too bad he cracked a bit under pressure on the main stage. Other than that he had some really good games. es3tag however is no surprise. I think dev1ce really enjoyed playing with him back when he was on Astralis. Hes a skilled player and I'm glad hes truly given the chance to join NiP
2021-11-16 19:10
Sad for LNZ but a good replacement. If hampus continues to deliver + works on his callings, REZ finds consistency & es3tag getting the job done, I can see them carrying NIP to a legitimate top 10 spot.
2021-11-16 19:14
2 replies
they dont already have legitimate top 10 spot?
2021-11-16 19:28
1 reply
They do, i think he means top 5
2021-11-17 04:08
Why tf not plopski...
2021-11-16 19:21
Es3tag was unlucky with his previous teams, so i dont know how much can he give. if plopski keeps playing bad they will also have to consider changing him.
2021-11-16 19:31
NiP is going to be super strong now
2021-11-16 19:37
2 replies
he has 0.95 why is there people hyped about him???
2021-11-16 19:47
1 reply
idk what you are talking about. CoL was a sinking ship. We have seen what he can do during his time in Astralis
2021-11-16 19:49
#414
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
Denmark taking over french cs, swedish cs, what's next??
2021-11-16 19:57
why dont u replace LNZ with a good player?
2021-11-16 19:59
Nice!
2021-11-16 20:05
as expected.
2021-11-16 20:05
NiP looking sooo exciting now
2021-11-16 20:08
#421
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Brazil hugoooo
Massive upgrade
2021-11-16 20:11
ooo
2021-11-16 20:12
great upgrade but is it worth the pric3tag Joke, he's a great player
2021-11-16 20:53
trash team
2021-11-16 21:09
#428
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Sweden zasha1337
-plopski + heap or + brollan
2021-11-16 21:20
2 replies
#430
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Bangladesh Santho
Brollan in fnatic you forgot?
2021-11-16 21:27
1 reply
#455
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Sweden zasha1337
i forgor
2021-11-17 00:27
if they somehow end up speaking fluent Swedish then it's a good team, if they stick to English they'll barely be top 20
2021-11-16 21:47
Great pickup! Now it's plopski's turn, and we good.
2021-11-16 21:50
#434
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Macedonia whitel
nip looks exciting now…
2021-11-16 21:55
#435
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Austria Grundz
Keep swedish comms - top 10 team Swap to English comms - top 30 team Will e3etag's disband curse keep giving?
2021-11-16 22:02
What the actual freaking fuck?! Get f0rest instead and HEAP or Lekr0 for Plopski and keep it full swedish. This is going to be a clownfiesta just like Vitality. So many talents in denmark and yet they're all doing some shit joining international teams.
2021-11-16 22:07
Some had actually predicted it
2021-11-16 22:09
es3tag is an egocentric bob nowadays ... wont deliver like he did when he was a young hot gun... he is unbelievable, already washed up (MR WHEN I WAS PLAYING FOR ASTRALIS .........................BLABLABLA)
2021-11-16 22:29
Bot3tag washed
2021-11-17 00:14
#454
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Korea jin67300
Es3tag can speak swedish language ? I want to see olofm + device
2021-11-17 00:15
3 replies
danish and swedish can understand each language
2021-11-17 00:54
2 replies
Not really, but enough to understand basic csgo comms
2021-11-17 04:09
1 reply
no problems bro they speak fluent english tho
2021-11-17 04:56
es3tag was very good in astralis but i think it is just a fluke
2021-11-17 00:54
I like it! Finally they can end the rotating door for the 5th spot hopefully
2021-11-17 02:20
-plopski +rush? i would love to see NA part of tier 1
2021-11-17 02:54
2 replies
#470
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North America soduk_db
They won't ever pick up an American I'm thinking they should have just dished out for +dupreeh -Plopski along with -LNZ +es3tag would have been an instant success IMO as of now they are a solid team if Plopski does get replaced though I can picture someone from Dignitas joining once they eventually disband maybe +f0rest he's still a beast or +HEAP
2021-11-17 05:06
1 reply
theres no point of recycling f0rest as good as he is theres always new talent. Heap would be better
2021-11-17 06:21
Es3tag was a great support player in his short stint with Astralis in 2020, they had great form. Does he speak Swedish though? In case there are no language barriers, this should instantly bring to the team, more firepower as well as more brainpower (es3tag is an experienced player). All in all, it's a bag of mixed emotions. I've always seen Fnatic and NiP as Swedish Powerhouses, so it's kinda weird xD. Regardless, all the best!
2021-11-17 05:32
1 reply
Yea I wonder that as well
2021-11-17 06:24
#473
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Germany ninja_pc
This is honestly really smart, if anyone saw last time device and es3tag played they were very good
2021-11-17 06:08
#476
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Russia _aki
Es3tag was a better option than dupreeh tbh
2021-11-17 06:27
#479
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Sweden go0s3
NOOOO WHY LNZ?
2021-11-17 09:02
#480
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Other norb4ki
does he speak swedish?
2021-11-17 09:09
#481
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Russia Menhuu
he like a prostitute move from one daddy to another
2021-11-17 09:13
#482
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India misfeit
Plopski is the one who should go out
2021-11-17 09:22
-Threat
2021-11-17 09:22
So Nip disband soon. RiP
2021-11-17 09:25
#487
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Philippines B3nk4i
I mean cool addition, would love to see this team play next event
2021-11-17 10:13
I don't know if it was a good replacement... Hope I'm wrong.
2021-11-17 11:08
does he speak swedish?
2021-11-17 14:22
#500
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Sweden Phalkz
Confirmed on NiP youtube
2021-11-17 18:33
NiP about to go Danish majority soon sad days for Swedish CS , long gone are the glory days. I would have preferred to see getting Plopski getting rid off first but LNZ hasnt been that impressive either
2021-11-17 18:46
Nice one Plopski next
2021-11-17 21:48
nice
2021-11-17 21:49
LN EZ
2021-11-18 01:38
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