device on es3tag addition: "We had to look outside of Sweden to find exactly what we needed"

The Dane talked about what his countryman Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen will bring to NIP, the team's experience at the Major, and the upcoming BLAST Finals in an interview with HLTV.org.

We caught up with Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz as he and his team are in full preparations for BLAST Premier Fall Finals, one of the last big events of 2021. Following a mediocre 5-8th finish at the PGL Major Stockholm, NIP decided to make a roster change and bring in 25-year-old es3tag in place of academy player Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng, giving us plenty to talk about.

Calmness, communication, and experience is what es3tag will bring to NIP

device also spoke about NIP's Major run, which was cut short by an in-form G2, why they decided to look outside of Sweden for their new player, and what the language situation will be like with the new roster. Additionally, the Danish AWPer commented on the roster change in his former organization Astralis, and the rumored addition of the Danish trio to Vitality.

Let's start with the Major. The dust settled, it was such a big event, the first arena event we had in such a long time. There was a lot of hype for NIP going into the event and you finished top 8. Does the result feel underwhelming?

Yeah. I think it does. We expected more, but having the reflections and the talks afterward, it was still a good experience for us. For me, I felt like we had much more to give, it wasn't like we gave our everything and lost because we were not good enough. We never really got into the gear where we could show how good we were. That is what felt a bit underwhelming for me especially. I think the struggles that we had there come from a little bit of inexperience and also just all of the pressure of it being in Stockholm as well.

There is also this notion that most players in NIP aren't playing to their maximum potential. Do you think that is also a part of it?

Yeah, I've said it before, I think the win conditions that we have are me, REZ, and hampus playing really well, as we did in IEM Fall, and at least for me, and also for REZ, we felt like we could've given more at the Major.

The team cohesion and how you play is a lot about communication, and communication is affected by pressure and experience and being in uncomfortable situations, right? Individually, there is definitely stuff to work on, but we are also still quite a young team. Experience-wise, looking at what the players have done in their careers, I think it was the first time for hampus, LNZ, and plopski that they were playing in an arena almost. Plopski maybe tried it once before this.

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That leads us to the roster change. Even before this event people were thinking "OK, academy player, it is just a matter of time, after the Major there is going to be a change." Can you tell me about it? es3tag coming in, what are the expectations, and why him?

First of all he fits into the role that we need really well. We need a guy that is a little bit older, takes a little bit more initiative, has had a few more years playing. I think es3tag and LNZ are kind of the same in playstyle but I really believe that es3tag will shine in the role because it is what he specializes in, the support role. It was quite natural to at least consider him.

There is obviously a little bit of a language barrier there which we are still trying to figure out how big of an issue it is. He is quite smart so he is working out the language on his own as well, and I am trying to help him since I speak both languages. I think it was quite a natural choice, if you look at Swedish players, there are not so many that play into that role who are still actively playing so to say. I felt like we had to look outside of the country to find exactly what we needed.

The way you described him feels similar to the role that he played in Astralis when he came in for that short period. A small-site caller, someone that is going to add some initiative to the duo he is playing in. Is that the role you see him in?

Definitely. I would say es3tag in Astralis is a pretty good comparison because he also slotted into all of the spots pretty easily. That is one of the things I've noticed with him, you saw it in Cloud9 and also a little bit in Complexity, right? If you give him the right roles, he really does well, but he also needs to play those roles. It is not like he can't play other ones, but in NIP now he just fits perfectly for all the spots we need, especially with the calmness, the communication, as you said being a secondary caller a little bit. I wouldn't say really calling, but giving options for hampus which is something we lacked a lot on the T side at the Major. Our T sides were horrible, we were averaging a lot of rounds on the CT side, and looking at the game as a whole we knew we had to change some stuff up to be better on the T side.

The plan is for the communication to be in Swedish, but if it doesn't work you can go to English, is that the thinking?

Definitely Swedish, it is just a process. Even for me, as a guy that lived some years in Sweden before I joined NIP, there is this "CS language barrier" in some way, it just takes some time to learn the spots and learn the different terms that we use in the rounds. He switches a little bit into English when he is talking at the moment but it is all in Swedish at the moment. And I don't think it will take that long, I really don't.

The PGL Major was a learning experience for the young team

This team at the moment, people are still talking about NIP bringing in device, "like signing Cristiano Ronaldo" as they say...

(laughs)

... so the thinking is that the team should be number 1, or at least contending to be number 1 in the world. Do you think that with this roster you can do that?

I don't think there are any excuses, at all. For me, as always, coming into the team and trying to elevate the level — we have done that as a team throughout the time I've been here. Obviously not well enough and having consistently good results, but I still feel like we are capable of doing some of the stuff we want to do. Now for the last part of the year, I guess it is just building into 2022. Of course, we want good results [now] as well, but you got to put time into it, and also respect that it will take time for everything to click.

But I understand why people are having a little bit of fun with all of the quotes, that is just how the CS community is and you got to respect that.

Going into BLAST, you already talked about arena events, playing on a stage, and how much of a difference that makes for a lot of these young players. What are your thoughts on this event, going into it?

I'm thinking a lot about CS stuff in general, I don't think too much about the overall environment before the tournament is closer. I'm just excited, playing at the Major and just being a part of the crowd for the semi-finals and the grand finals was something I missed so much. I'm just happy that we are kind of returning to LAN events, I don't want to jinx anything, but it is just an amazing feeling because it has been a long 1.5 - 2 years, especially for me with a lot of things going on.

Going back into this routine, sharing the passion with the fans, and having all of these emotions is a good thing. I'm trying to always tell the guys to enjoy it, have fun with it, tap into it. Don't become fragile because there are people watching, it is actually one of, if not the biggest reason why we want to do this. We want to compete in front of people that share the same passion for the game as we do. Just incredibly excited to be in the arena, to be honest.

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Looking at the team list, there are a couple of very strong teams, we have NAVI there, Heroic, at the same time there are a couple of teams here that are... kind of "dead teams". We have Vitality there, Liquid, FaZe that we expect to make some changes. You just made a change, do you feel like you have an edge over the rest? Is being top 4 the bottom line for you?

We didn't talk about expectations within the team yet, as we just started with es3tag, but as you said there are definitely some teams there that are "dead" as you can say. (laughs) You probably know more than me, but everyone knows that a lot of things are going to change for most teams, which is a good thing I believe. Things started to stagnate for a lot of teams in my opinion.

Does it give us an upper hand? I guess so, but also, with some of these dead teams what happens is that there is no pressure, they go out, have fun, take many risks and these games, if you just hit the right timings, you can easily win a game by just playing on individual skill. But looking at the team list, for me NAVI are definitely the favorites, G2 are coming as well, right? (pauses) Oh, they didn't qualify, so forget about that, but G2 are also a really strong team at the moment. Then definitely NAVI are the favorites and it will be cool to have Heroic there to play in the Royal Arena, them being celebrated, and also Denmark is a very CS-loving country so it is going to be special for them.

I would say top 4 at least for us, but most teams are capable of having a run where they can go to the final, and then it is up to whichever team that plays the final to beat NAVI, in my opinion.

I have to ask you about your former teammates, considering the rumors which are more or less confirmed — the Vitality move of getting the Astralis trio. A big shock for a lot of people to see ZywOo, apEX, and then the Danish core come together. Do you see that team working, are you as skeptical as many other people are?

Am I skeptical? No, but it is definitely a shocker. For me, language is the first thing that I'm worried about, but it is only because I know how good ZywOo, misutaaa, and everyone is at English. I think apEX is good, but other than that, it is a pretty interesting cultural mix-up. Not something we see so much with Danes, I would say, mixing two cultures only. I'm excited to see how it goes — if it happens right —, but it wasn't the move I expected, at least.

"A shocker" - device about the Magisk and co. potentially going to Vitality

Lastly, Astralis also made a lot of changes, zonic, dupreeh, Magisk are out. Essentially, from your time in the team, we have gla1ve and Xyp9x and the rest of the team is completely new. Is the rivalry between device and Astralis now dead? Are they just another team?

For sure, for me it is not the same at all. I love the guys in the team but now it is split, so ... (laughs) I don't really see it as a rivalry, and we only really had one game which was so incredibly one-sided. It is pretty weird that we had half a year where we only faced each other once. For me, it is just another team. Obviously, the organization has history for me, for the fans in the arena it might be the same as well, but at least for me going into the game, it is just going to be one of the teams we have to beat if we want to get far and go to the end of the tournament.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
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 Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
253
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
gl es3tag!!
2021-11-18 10:39
23 replies
Device wishes to be half of the player es3tag is
2021-11-18 10:41
18 replies
#51
NEO | 
France WatZuki
say that but in the right order
2021-11-18 11:39
17 replies
Device and es3tag wish to be half of the player s1mple is
2021-11-18 11:59
16 replies
#59
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Turkey TheKaiser
Device, es3tag and s1mple wish to be half of the player olofmeister is
2021-11-18 12:01
9 replies
Device, es3tag, s1mple and olofmeister wish to be half of the player i am
2021-11-18 12:01
8 replies
Device, es3tag, s1mple, olofmeister and you wish to be half of the player CR7 is
2021-11-18 13:08
5 replies
who?
2021-11-18 13:12
4 replies
Who Asked?
2021-11-18 13:25
3 replies
He was asking
2021-11-18 14:15
2 replies
Device and poop ninconsteion
2021-11-18 14:48
1 reply
peepoW
2021-11-21 15:59
Device, es3tag, s1mple, olofmeister and you wish to be half of the player stanislaw is
2021-11-18 13:21
1 reply
Device, es3tag, s1mple, olofmeister ,stanislaw and you wish to be i dont give a shit anymore
2021-11-18 13:24
#62
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Netherlands arTvamp
But you are half a player.
2021-11-18 12:29
4 replies
? Reply needs to have actual content
2021-11-18 12:36
2 replies
#71
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Netherlands arTvamp
I mean i know chattng to your lady friends online makes you feel like you are far above simple and device but yeaah...
2021-11-18 12:42
#73
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Netherlands arTvamp
Your half a player.
2021-11-18 12:43
so, silver 0.5?
2021-11-18 21:59
Hahahaha best comment
2021-11-18 17:21
RIP Linus Tech Tips, he should start streaming and sell out to some shady betting company before everyone forgets about him
2021-11-18 10:42
2 replies
what?
2021-11-18 12:48
1 reply
tl;dr LNZ should sell out by taking gambling sponsorships and get big bucks.
2021-11-18 12:53
#147
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Sweden EdeN240
Could be a good move
2021-11-19 01:24
#2
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Sweden kzsca
ok
2021-11-18 10:39
4 replies
Lmao signing dev would be a SHOCKER🔥😂😂😂🤡 Now -lnz +esetag Whos next to drop?! When results wont be good in 5months 🤣
2021-11-18 14:07
3 replies
plopski if he dont show numbers?
2021-11-19 07:57
2 replies
See where im going??? This will never stop. Nip now also became one of those clanhopping teams kekw
2021-11-19 09:21
1 reply
Would you rather not having them try improve stuff if things dont work? 5 months is a long time in cs proscene. NIP strives for rank 1 obviously, and why should they not. As of right now LNZ havent showed rank 1 potential, perhabs a year more on acedemy to help develop him as a player.
2021-11-19 10:19
What you needed to do was to kick poopski and get f0rest intead of pric3tag
2021-11-18 10:39
17 replies
+1
2021-11-18 10:41
Or krimz
2021-11-18 10:41
1 reply
#103
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Asia Kiyago
krimz doing well in Fnatic right now
2021-11-18 14:19
+ sergej
2021-11-18 10:42
funny to call it price3tag when your overpriced roster didn't even make it to Major
2021-11-18 10:42
Because S1mple said so? haha
2021-11-18 10:56
poopski is the best rifler in the team
2021-11-18 11:17
plopski was a good aggressive rifler. I think they believe having someone like es3tag will help plopski as most of the roles both on T and CT sides he was with LNZ, who has no experience and cannot manage what to do, when to do it and how to do it. In CT sides plopski was in a conservative anchor role (not his fit) and on T side he had no initiative nor did LNZ. Es3tag, as device explains, can interpret information better, decide when to aggressively look for it and when his site will be hit. With that info, not only does it help Hampus, it also allows plopski to be more comfortable. On the T side, es3tag will not be afraid to push and that may help Plopski's confidence entering a site. Let's see how it works. I now understand the reasoning behind the move and it seems that NIP are well aware of their issues on the T side and their lack of info on CT sides (their Inferno B hold was awful to watch).
2021-11-18 11:48
2 replies
#61
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Russia RandyFella
+1
2021-11-18 12:05
#134
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Spain JesterS
+1
2021-11-18 18:25
I personally think brollan is the perfect upgrade to plopski. While plopski says he is quote unquote entry fragger, he doesn't always go first in execs, doesn't do a stewie style pop flash and be the bait for teammates, not even an amanek style mac10 bhop, its mostly just Hampus looking for an opening every round. I'm quite confused of his role, while his stats are average, his impact is also average, and its not like he is a clutch factor as I see he keeps getting flustered in those situations. Overall the eye-test doesn't do him well. Brollan on the other hand, is an in your face kind of hard fragger and will be confident in taking every aim-duel, exactly the big d*ck energy that nip needs.
2021-11-18 13:40
5 replies
#132
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Finland Nollegee
+1 also Brollan being this young he can only get even better from what he is doing right now. Amazing player tbh.
2021-11-18 18:00
+1
2021-11-18 21:13
#163
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Italy steven513
+1
2021-11-20 00:04
+1
2021-11-20 03:54
+1
2021-11-22 08:08
or just believe in the swedish talent
2021-11-18 16:11
And outside of denmark
2021-11-18 10:40
12 replies
Norwegian CS is pretty much non-existent tho?
2021-11-18 12:35
4 replies
#104
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Asia Kiyago
I only know rain
2021-11-18 14:20
1 reply
ig jkaem and hallzerk could be counted aswell to some degree. In terms of teams there is a few tier 2-3 teams, the only one of them being resonably successful is 777, but thats pretty much it. Cromen was around a while ago but is gone now.
2021-11-18 14:34
no they have some good players
2021-11-18 21:01
1 reply
#106 Montenegro also have a few good players, that doesnt mean that the scene is good.
2021-11-19 10:10
They need to make the whole team Danish. Maybe rez can get to stay.
2021-11-18 12:36
6 replies
Hampus should stay as well
2021-11-18 13:03
1 reply
Not if they could get a top Danish igl. Unfortunately, they can't.
2021-11-18 15:08
"need" check ratings my dude. they only did this move because they believe they can concistently squeeze out those extra 2-3 placements.
2021-11-18 14:35
3 replies
They aren't as good as their ranking says. They were lucky even to reach the quarterfinals.
2021-11-18 15:18
2 replies
They lost to Gambit, NaVi and G2. It was like he said the first time in a big arena for 3/5 players in the team. Yes, i can see that they were underperforming on the major but they are far from "needing" any immediate changes to survive in the top 5/10.
2021-11-18 15:25
1 reply
And in terms of reaching #1 they can probably do that with the roster now, and some time. (Except if NaVi keeps dominating)
2021-11-18 15:27
Jakem0nni
2021-11-18 10:40
Device talked like he was born in sweden and being a part of NIP for so long xD
2021-11-18 10:40
2 replies
Anyway good luck to es3tag and NIP
2021-11-18 10:41
I was thinking the same lol
2021-11-18 10:41
traitor
2021-11-18 10:40
#8
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Austria mo_bamba
worst signing 2021
2021-11-18 10:41
you guys are such losers
2021-11-18 10:41
1 reply
#105
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Asia Kiyago
who?
2021-11-18 14:20
#18
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Go on device...make nip danish
2021-11-18 10:43
6 replies
nothing more cringe than danish fans with NIP flair/Jersey X|
2021-11-18 10:46
5 replies
Wait until the NiP related news on HLTV will have a Danish banner...
2021-11-18 11:12
3 replies
U realize those are more based on event location over team, right?
2021-11-18 12:37
1 reply
I am aware of that, yes. But the ones that aren't...
2021-11-18 16:12
That's why the NIP fans wanted Dupreeh but not Magisk, otherwise, NIP would be displayed with a Danish flag.
2021-11-18 12:42
i absolutely agree. its embarrassing, to be honest. get your priorities straight. ban flairs...its too confusing
2021-11-18 16:44
They should just go international at this point they all speak good english
2021-11-18 10:43
7 replies
EZ now UK. You have Fnatic for now, lets just be happy about that
2021-11-18 10:55
6 replies
I think we can both agree on +goat f0rest judging by the flairs ))
2021-11-18 10:59
5 replies
Of fucking course, but thats fan fiction at this point. The fucked up thing is that I could see it work really well, just that f0rest and NIP has probably said goodbye for good.
2021-11-18 11:01
4 replies
If you add forest in nip side they will be easily top 1-2 its not even up for debate
2021-11-18 17:38
3 replies
Maybe he is the missing piece for a serious T-side XD
2021-11-18 17:58
you are very wrong
2021-11-18 21:02
1 reply
True add canadian to nip and ez major + slam win
2021-11-18 22:06
Why is he still interviewing? Hasn't he embarrassed himself enough with his "Players tier list"? Wasn't the major underperformance (If you actually thought he'd perform) enough? My suggestion is stay low Nicolai, let your teammates do the talking because they are doing the work 👌
2021-11-18 10:44
15 replies
+1 do the talking on the server, except their 3rd event or something he went 30 kills in some games, havent seen anything like that from him recently though
2021-11-18 10:59
#35
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Denmark kns377
Why are you still talking? Haven't you already embarrassed yourself enough with your constant flow of stupid, moms-basement-vibe comments? My suggestion is stay low device_bad, let other HLTV users who bring positivity and good energy do the talking, because they are doing the work👌
2021-11-18 11:04
8 replies
Please stop projecting your current living arrangements upon someone you dislike on the internet, it not only makes you look even more pathetic but statistically considering my age and success so far will turn out pretty badly for you if the truth comes out! Please be a device fanboi somewhere else where you can farm likes to boost your self confidence, say twitter. Here we only discuss facts, if you can't even address them how dare you speak to me your superior?
2021-11-18 11:22
4 replies
you know device is the goat, so pls change ur nickname u know thats not true ty
2021-11-18 11:49
3 replies
You dare try to bait the top 1 baiter HLTV 2021?
2021-11-18 11:58
2 replies
#69
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Netherlands arTvamp
Yes depending how long csgo will last. (Before the next cs version gets released) Then device is the current csgoat. Olofmeister came far too. Tbh the only one in conversation of becoming the goat is simple. Mayyyyybe zywoo.
2021-11-18 12:38
1 reply
yawn
2021-11-18 14:14
#64
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Netherlands arTvamp
Hahaha n1. Its this device_bad basher again. He has such a passion for him that he wishes he could admit to this feelings. Its okay guy. Come here. Yes i know kids took your candy when you was young. It is over now +man hug+ you are becoming an adult now. Enjoy life :D
2021-11-18 12:34
2 replies
Is making it seem like you are baiting and totally fine, but clearly melding because of me helps you cope in any way? Genuinely interested please reply 💘
2021-11-18 14:15
1 reply
#158
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Netherlands arTvamp
Hm I am not sure yes I like to meddle for the fun of it seeing you are easy prey being this passionate about someone. (although coming out in the negative sense) In a way I am also passionate about device but still objectively just look at his achievements, trophy cabinet. his team made a great deal in achieving that, its a team based game afterall. which makes, pointing someone to be goat a bit mediocore but still if someone is going to be the goat of csgo. cant deny that its device for quite some time now. The fact that you are putting that into question is easy position to make fun off. Anyway on topic can device be pushed off that position? hell yes. does simple have more raw skill or talent. hell yes. Is it the only thing required to become goat of csgo? Hell no. The other factors are teamwork, reading the game/positioning, work ethics(like with any sport), tactics, luck, timings, utility usage, communication skills. Device outclasses simple in these other factors apart from luck. For example breaking one of these factors down because device has a defensive style luck is less involved then with offensive style simple has. in both cases luck is involved. It seems you have a hard time acknowledging the other skill aspects of the game while there is someone on the block that has more raw talent and skill in pure game aim. Which is the most important factor of the game but not solely at all. Otherwise xyp9x wouldn't of been able to win duels in his time. Just saying get a broader view of the game and you'll probably get over the grudge you hold against this player which makes it easy for others to fuck around with you. ps. yes im well aware you could be baiting me but I choose to give you a honest reply. Reason being. its getting old. I rather much point the direction so you can take it from there and overcome this on your own.
2021-11-19 15:39
Not a device fan myself, but YOU are talking about someone embarrassing themselves? Isnt it you that is shit talking a player all day on this site, which has no actual imapct on devices career or salary? Maybe you should let it go for a few weeks, a positive attitude would help you.
2021-11-18 12:30
2 replies
Why should it have an impact on his career or salary? That is not my point. Making up arguments about someone in a fight is making you quite laughable. And not saying I'm embarrassing myself (because this is an anonymous website buddy). But even if I would I 100% can critique Nicolai for his faulty behavior, as you can critique me. Although maybe some less negativity would be more appropriate in your comments, too much sass and too little actual content.
2021-11-18 14:12
1 reply
You talking about too little content and too much negativity is funny. I mean your name is literally "device bad"
2021-11-18 17:17
You really need to get a reality check man. You bring nothing but negativity to what's being said in general.
2021-11-18 12:51
1 reply
What is it about me that isn't realistic, please explain oh great one? And I'm entitled to bring whatever I want to the conversation as long as I don't break the rules of this forum. If you find it "too negative" for your taste you are welcome to ignore it on your way out towards twitter👌
2021-11-18 14:14
I doubt this is "exactly what they need" but rather "exactly what was available" and "exactly what the CEO wanted to push marketability"
2021-11-18 10:44
6 replies
+1
2021-11-18 10:54
#39
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
In what way does es3tag increase "marketability" good player for sure but he aint that big of a name that you can use him for marketing more than any of the other players?
2021-11-18 11:14
4 replies
cool guy with cappi, looks like highschool baseball player instead of LNZ who looks like Device's basement butler.
2021-11-18 11:15
3 replies
#44
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
With that logic they should have signed Draken
2021-11-18 11:18
2 replies
yes I agree
2021-11-18 11:19
#164
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Italy steven513
but but draken valulrante player))
2021-11-20 00:05
Device mogged Sweden
2021-11-18 10:44
FaZe DEAD TEAM OMEGALUL
2021-11-18 10:45
#24
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Russia ToughGuy
sadly for u pricetag won't fix hampus trash calling
2021-11-18 10:46
4 replies
Hampus isn't a good IGL at least not for top level. For top 30 it is maybe enough... I mean watch Tabsen everyone knows he is a good IGL but he has players that play on the limit just to stay in top 20. Hampus is the otherway. Good players but shit IGL
2021-11-18 14:19
3 replies
i really hope you are baiting cus hampus has don a great job at calling+fragging really, he has helped elevate nip to the level they are today.
2021-11-18 17:22
2 replies
You should ask why hampus is the guy who plays agressive and no one else. That is literally shit IGL. Just watch all IGL in top 20. Except karrigan who doesn't know what else to do nobody plays that aggressive and wast the whole team around him. Good IGL look and put on roles not that he himself looks nice.. Good enough to win rounds but too big shit to win tournaments. And dont say they won IEM Fall. IEM Fall with 0 Cis teams and who was top at Major?ß CIS teams.
2021-11-18 17:38
Hanpus need better strats. Honnestly, their t side are currently awful. Extra salt looks more tactical on their t side and extra salt is t2 eu max. You cannot be a top3 with that kind of scrappy t side. 0 rounds against a team who didn't play together. Scrappy rounds on your pick. You have device and rez and they look like shit.
2021-11-25 13:08
Guess what NIP really needs is to disband.
2021-11-18 10:53
1 reply
You mean their academy team. Why have an academy team at this point
2021-11-18 14:03
ORALE
2021-11-18 10:57
letsgo NIP NEW DANISH TEAM
2021-11-18 10:59
yeah give nip time let them get in shape all the fking excuses .. going out of the major for the biggest event of 2021 is such a shame for that NIP team ...
2021-11-18 11:11
#38
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Poland Hanse
Lmao why even bother with academy teams then
2021-11-18 11:12
Isn't misutaaa's english good? He was speaking very well in interviews
2021-11-18 11:14
3 replies
It is. He even plays fc with non french friends so speaks english most of the time. On topic es3tag is definitely beast of a player, good pick up.
2021-11-18 12:42
1 reply
Yeah he carried clown9
2021-11-20 20:15
He has ok grammar and vocabulary but from what i heard it takes time for him to complete a sentence in english. He probably can call in the game but to be good at it + at preparation in english I think he needs some time But he is really shy still especially on camera so it can be a reason aswell
2021-11-18 12:50
cough cough kreaz robin cough cough sunny sergej cough cough f0rest heap either way i get it he is trying to make it up to es3tag
2021-11-18 11:14
4 replies
Cough cough Krimz Brollan
2021-11-18 11:27
2 replies
cough cough Fnatic literally a top 10 team atm.
2021-11-18 11:28
1 reply
+1 fnatic looking really good right now tbh
2021-11-18 12:39
f0rest would be a good fit in nip at this point instead of maybe plopski/es3tah tbh, good anchor and LOTS of experience but the buy out is probably high and i dunno if he want to leave dignitas either
2021-11-18 11:31
#49
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Europe skelteR
he had to have a friend in the team, that's normal
2021-11-18 11:29
Came to full swedish team and going to make it non-swedish. What a goat!
2021-11-18 11:49
And Es3tag is "exactly what they needed"? Press [x] to doubt.
2021-11-18 11:53
5 replies
Esetag is better than lnz but it won't change their t side that much.
2021-11-25 13:12
4 replies
Well, better than LNZ isn't saying much, LNZ was pretty bad, arguably the worst player in tier 1. (Note: I said arguably, I don't actually think so, but there's an argument to be made.)
2021-11-25 13:32
3 replies
Esetag is on the top100 for best players in top20 =) But you have to be honest, there is no many remplacements for nip without paying enormous t Amount of money
2021-11-25 13:38
2 replies
Ztr was better than LNZ. And there's three other options: -HEAP, being on Dignitas, he can't be expensive (to be fair, he's not the right role for NiP). -Magi or Susp, both are on some no-name team. Susp has great stats but he's too young and doesn't fit perfectly in his role, Magi probably fits better role-wise. And both of them are virtually free.
2021-11-25 14:16
1 reply
I agree with you -plopsky +heap or ztr. Ztrcab give better imputs. The team is lacking structures. Hampus is a good fragger, but their t side is too random. Magisk and Dupree will go to vitality. I think it is a done deal.
2021-11-25 14:21
Now they just need a good IGL and a replacement for Plopski
2021-11-18 12:00
1 reply
as mentioned before, with a more stable support player who can assist hampus with the calling and can play more off experience, it will make it easier for both plopski and hampus to step up their game
2021-11-18 17:28
"G2 are coming as well, right? (pauses) Oh, they didn't qualify, so forget about that, but G2 are also a really strong team at the moment" KKKKKKKKKKK
2021-11-18 12:46
#81
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Canada chanse
3 more danish to go.
2021-11-18 13:06
so the experience is here? ready to win now)
2021-11-18 13:10
Now just replace trash plopski and u got urself a solid team
2021-11-18 13:13
Dan will bring communication into originally Swedish team.
2021-11-18 13:18
#87
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Canada firtlast
forest said no, so swedish players were out of question
2021-11-18 13:20
Maybe they shuld try with someone else that isn't a academy player and not a igl
2021-11-18 14:12
Device wanted him so he can't do a superteam with dupreeh. What an egomaniac and destroy a long friendship.
2021-11-18 14:18
2 replies
+1
2021-11-18 14:18
Big if true.
2021-11-19 00:15
What a friendly way to say that Swedish CS sucks.
2021-11-18 14:37
Pog
2021-11-18 14:46
U cant know “exactly what u need” until u actually play together for awhile and then see if it was really what u needed
2021-11-18 15:54
1 reply
true, but on paper he is exactly what they need
2021-11-18 17:29
#116
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2021-11-18 15:59
#119
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Estonia nokkiii
Baitalai "Ecolai" Reedtz
2021-11-18 16:31
#120
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Russia Slavaa
Thanks to nip and fnatic for killing Swedish CS
2021-11-18 16:32
5 replies
hahaha
2021-11-18 16:59
2 replies
#138
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Russia Slavaa
that's sad, there is nothing funny here
2021-11-18 20:39
1 reply
Well, they are not to blame yk. Its not their fault that swedish talent is not up to level with whats needed. It worked back when we had Godsent in sweden aswell but now there has been low-to-no player circulation. (Before the rebuilds started happening)
2021-11-19 10:12
fnatic always been english wtf you on?
2021-11-20 20:16
1 reply
#173
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Russia Slavaa
cs roster - no
2021-11-20 20:38
I dont understand that es3tag. My man is not playing +6 months in one team but everytime they re searching for him. Cs is a 5-men team game. So imo the team needs at least a couple of year with one roster gets trophies.
2021-11-18 17:31
1 reply
Because cloud9 and complexity are fail projects. He wasnt kicked and he had to fills roles like awping, entrying.
2021-11-25 13:15
so cristian ronaldo chosen es3tag . nothing is last forever . some day he'll benched
2021-11-18 18:19
#135
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
no shit cuz theres no talent in sweden anymore
2021-11-18 19:21
1 reply
big insult to Sweden but it is what it is.
2021-11-18 19:40
Lets see if "FIND EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED" means not ending in t3
2021-11-18 19:54
💀 skull
2021-11-18 21:00
Leaked by m0nesy 😔
2021-11-19 00:34
"Had to look out of Sweden" does this mean Sweden doesn't produce good players anymore? got me really confusing what device is saying lol
2021-11-19 06:23
12 replies
It is. He's basically saying to all those young talents "You suck". Really top tier player behavior 👌
2021-11-19 10:25
11 replies
#159
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Netherlands arTvamp
We dont know who had more say in this. NIP the org chooses as well to go down this direction. they are calling the shots in the end. I bet Its just put nicely in the video like that or in this interview. Its basically translating the org direction of going international. So if its device personally saying fuck you to all swedish talent. meh who cares.
2021-11-19 15:49
That's how it looks like lol
2021-11-20 08:26
9 replies
#168
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Netherlands arTvamp
Still the context is important of what he is saying, and how the media operates . If i were a swe I wouldnt be butt hurt about it. I mean imagen if they put REZ or hampus forward to do tbe orgs translation in an interview. It would either be alright because a swe said it. Or some swedish folk would be butt hurt even more. Just see the bigger picture and dont take offense to something trivial or what the media or org put someone in position to say for them. It would of been handier if TREATH did the interview but less splashy hype. I love the way they did it :D the video is epic.
2021-11-20 12:50
8 replies
#169
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Netherlands arTvamp
And its not like we all dont know that currently its harder to find a specific top tier player for a certain role or finding talent after talent in swedish and french cs. Its hard in general for all countries. Such talent in this rough competition dont come easy these days considering current meta and who to beat. Navi Just appriciate that swedish and french cs was once dominating the scene. It has shifted towards denmark and ukraine/russia. Appriciate that nip is putting sweden back on track. What once was can be again but cant be all the time. So honestly quit your whining to everyone reading this and feeling butthurt by some line of text. Grow up and lts enjoy some cs!! :D
2021-11-20 12:57
7 replies
I'm not whining about it I'm not even a Swede, it's just weird to say and funny because Sweden been always the home of CS and talent, they just wanted to bring another dane to the team that's all nothing to do with either Sweden is good or bad anymore in CS everyone knows Swedish players are talented it's like Vitality bringing Dupreeh and Magisk and one of Vitality team says "We had to look out of France to find exactly what we needed." would this sentence be logical to you? just an example. Like in France there are no longer good players meanwhile we all know most of the best players in the world before and even right now come from France, device kinda insulted Sweden to be honest, I didn't felt insulted I couldn't care less, but what he said didn't make any sense because in Sweden players who have the same level like Es3tag are of thousands it's not like he is special or have something special that nobody else does. Honestly, we should stay humble and respect others no matter what even if we suppose it's the case Sweden doesn't produce good players anymore which is not the case of course, he shouldn't say it that way especially when he is playing for one of Sweden finest teams like NIP my friend, wouldn't you agree on that?
2021-11-22 09:08
6 replies
#178
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Netherlands arTvamp
The sentence makes sense in current times for the french outside of french latest god talent from the past years. zywoo The same can be said for sweden. If you were to say this in 2015 yeah that wouldn't make sense and be offensive. you are probably right about it would of been handier if device said it in another way. then again nobody said sweden doesnt have any good players, talented player with experience and role versatility is something else. in other words "what they were looking for". I believe its a matter of how you view es3tag. I think you estimate him wrong there, he has got something special and to me he is a talented player. lets say we will both enjoy how time unfolds this one : )
2021-11-22 17:04
5 replies
I agree about the fact that currently both the French and Swedish scenes are invisible, but that doesn't mean they lack talent and good players even today French players are among the best same goes for the Swedes it's just a matter of winning something because right now CIS teams are on top of their form it's hard for EU teams to get back on it again that's all I mean look at Vitality for example during this last Major they did great until they met with NAVI, NIP too etc And I'm not hating on Es3tag don't get me wrong he is indeed a talented player and I'm sure he will bring a lot to NIP it's just that he hasn't something special that in Sweden nobody has so devve would say it that way "Had to" like brother you talking about Sweden the home of CS not some random country with no scene or CS history XD Still I got a lot of respect for devve wish them all the best in future and why not make NIP great again although ngl it's not going to be easier.
2021-11-23 09:51
4 replies
#181
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Netherlands arTvamp
Fair enough. was nice discussing and exchanging thoughts with you. Lets enjoy blast :D
2021-11-25 12:55
3 replies
Same here bro :-) btw what do you think of es3tag with NIP yesterday? did he convince you? k0nfig and blameF however did really good for a 1st game with Astralis, but still it's too soon to judge now they still fresh and need some more time especially es3tag.
2021-11-25 13:03
2 replies
#193
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Netherlands arTvamp
I pretty much agree with what you said. The danish duo did great. It was such an enjoyment to watch :D Right now and for the upcoming future I think k0nfig and blamef are an upgrade over dupreeh and magisk. Deep respect to dupreeh specially and magisk also for what they have done prior. Time for anew chapter. Astralis imo still need an awper. Unless they go with anti awp heavy strats in awp meta. Plus juggling the awp between glave and lucky when needed. Could be great. In a game there can only be one winner. Es3tag project with NIP is clearly something that needs time to build. Learning the language for coms. Time for him to finally get some stability. Imo its REZ and device that will need some time to refind the form. Plopski is doing great. His recent form is growing at the same time he can more natrually play his role due to es3tag. In general this team needs a lot of time now. After searching for the 5th player all the time. They got the pieces for succes. Id give them half a year. They can do it. Device needs the stability in this system as the type of player and awper he is. Once thats found he will rek again. ReZ just needs to enjoy it. Let the star allure on your team settle in his mind. Refind himself. Thats all.
2021-11-25 17:07
1 reply
+1
2021-11-25 21:50
#151
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Finland venyniilo
-Plopski +LNZ
2021-11-19 09:54
Device now no1? Lul
2021-11-19 13:00
gl NiP
2021-11-19 14:09
Aflever Skåne tilbage Sverige. Nu er det fanme nok med at vi skal sende vores bedste cs spillere til at spille for jeres hold. In English> Give back Skåne to Denmark, Sweden. You're poaching our best players so give us something back in return.
2021-11-19 16:05
They need someone else instead of plopski if they want to compete in t1
2021-11-19 16:05
forr the old timerz, this reminds me SK.sca, NiP.swe to NiP.sca
2021-11-19 16:19
Expected
2021-11-20 00:56
yeah ty
2021-11-20 14:30
does this guy speak swedish or no?
2021-11-20 21:29
Well that was a bad first game from him sick
2021-11-24 22:27
He will be benched before xmas.
2021-11-25 13:35
kick device
2021-11-25 15:54
1 reply
#201
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Finland dvlx
kick the current top 3 awper in the game nt kid
2021-11-28 14:16
as long as he doesn't play like yesterday 🤣
2021-11-25 16:05
wouldn't be surprised if they make it all Danish roster.
2021-11-25 23:04
#196
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Brazil mafe^
lmao
2021-11-26 20:24
lmao
2021-11-26 22:27
#198
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Russia Thfthf
I translate what dev1ce did say: "Swedes suck at CS"
2021-11-28 01:52
Hobbit "things don't always work this way"
2021-11-28 05:19
aged like milk
2021-11-28 11:34
1 reply
#202
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Finland dvlx
like ur comment will in a few months
2021-11-28 14:18
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