hampus: "In some tight situations es3tag doesn't really understand us sometimes"

The Swedish in-game leader spoke to HLTV after NIP were sent packing from the Royal Arena by Liquid.

NIP's debut event with Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen ended in heartbreak as the team were unable to take home a series win, falling in one-sided fashion to Astralis to open the event before suffering a tragic loss to Liquid on stage, a team that enter the final portion of the year as an entirely dead lineup.

Despite having limited practice time with their new addition, expectations of NIP were high after the swap of Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng for es3tag, and the team failed to deliver against a team that haven't been practicing in recent weeks. It's hard to not be disappointed in the result, both for the public and the team themselves.

hampus hopes that es3tag's secondary calling will help improve NIP's T sides

To get a sense of what went wrong in the series, as well as to see how es3tag's integration into the lineup is going, HLTV spoke to Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser after NIP's elimination from the event. The Swedish captain opened up about some of the issues the team are having with es3tag's Swedish during frantic moments in rounds, and gave his reasoning on why NIP's T side performances have been so dismal.

Let's start with the match you just played. Coming into it, Liquid were a dead lineup, how do you approach a match like that?

There's not really much to prep, they even said in interviews that they haven't practiced and things like this, so we have no idea what to expect. We checked how they played before of course, we compared it to the games they played two days ago, and they were pretty alike. So we were doing the prep like normal almost, we prepped from before they said they were a dead team, but we also knew that we had this prep but maybe they'll just go crazy, rush B every round and things like this. So we had the prep but we expected them to play different.

You got off to a good start in the series, you won map one, and then Mirage was a bit of a blowout on your end. What went wrong there?

I don't know really, to be honest. On Mirage we had a good game plan, we didn't really stick to it entirely on the CT side I would say. Some of us did some individual mistakes that gave them some entries and then gave them some rounds. I don't know, I think on Mirage they hit their shots, we didn't.

One other thing I wanted to touch on, both in this series on Mirage and Overpass but also in general, is that your T sides have been very lacklustre. Is there a specific reason for that, or why do you think you're falling flat on it right now?

Before es3tag, we didn't really have a secondary caller. When I'm doing my thing, I'm calling something, when I'm in the action, I'm doing my crazy stuff, I can't call all the time, every single time, every round. Sometimes now someone else can say "oh shit, hampus is there, we have a really nice timing to go there", et cetera. Before with Linus [LNZ] we didn't really have that. REZ is quite a quiet guy, he is insanely skilled, so he should of course focus on that, same with Plopski, and device is the AWPer of course, he shouldn't be the second caller.

Now with es3tag it's going better, but we have a bit of an issue with the language still, it's good but it can always be better. We've only been with him for I don't know what, two weeks now, and he never spoke Swedish before. In some tight situations he doesn't really understand us I think sometimes, it takes 1 or 2 seconds for him to translate it, and those seconds are the seconds you win the round on. Things like this are happening now, but I think now with Patrick [es3tag] in practice he's been helping me a lot which is very nice, so I think we just need some more time, need him to learn Swedish fluently, then I think we'll be... at least better on the T sides.

What level of Swedish is he at percentage-wise, at least for communication in-game?

In-game it's okay, but it's mainly when it's like... let's say for example, the 1vs2 Stewie2K did with the AWP, it was es3tag and Plopski. There, Plopski was talking fast, he was stressed so he was talking fast, es3tag didn't really understand what he said and instead of double peeking they peeked one by one and lost it. If both spoke Danish or Swedish, we would have won that one.

Maybe we should have spoken English in those situations, maybe that is something we will do now as a quick fix for IEM Winter, but I don't know. In-game his Swedish when we do defaults and things it's 85-90%, but when it gets chaotic it maybe goes down to 65-70%.

I'm glad you're the one who brought up es3tag's addition. Obviously there is the device connection with him from when they played on Astralis, but what led to his pick up specifically? Did you have any influence in that process at all?

I didn't really have any influence in that. Everyone had a meeting with Jonas [Jonas Gunderson, Chief Operating Officer of NIP], the one calling the shots, and he said after the Major that he felt like all of us wanted a roster change, and that's what's happened. He was like, more proposing es3tag, and when he proposed it I was like yeah, on paper that should be an amazing fit you know. I think it is an amazing fit as well, I just think we need some time with the language.

Talking a little more about that roster change specifically, you lost LNZ. It's pretty early on, but I'm curious if you've noticed anything that he brought to the game that you are missing, at the moment at least?

The hype, for sure. He was so hype, so hungry all the time, and I think that's the biggest part we're missing. When we lost Linus we lost a little bit of our hype and the hunger I would say, in the game.

LNZ brought a lot of hype and hunger to NIP, hampus says

Touching on your Major run since you just mentioned it, you had a really rough path there in the Legends Stage, you had Gambit, NAVI-

Rigged bracket, rigged bracket! *laughs*

-and G2 in the playoffs.

Yeah, we played the No.1 ranked team, then the third ranked team, and G2 was like fourth, and we were the second ranked team. So it was like yeah, nice, sixteen teams here and we play top five only.

You've obviously made a roster change since then, but what were some of your issues during that run, even with the teams you faced?

During the Major, I would even say we felt good, I thought that we could go far. As you saw, some games, the Astralis game for example, we just destroyed them, like they had nothing to say against us. Even though they might have been a dead lineup as well it was still the Major, and the Astralis guys were the defending champions so of course they will play, and we just destroyed them.

So we had some really high highs, but I think it was more mental for us when we played bad. The G2 game for example, we just choked, but also like even on Inferno against G2 in the quarter-final, even though we were nervous, it was my first stage, Linus' first stage, even though we played bad as a team we almost brought it back as CT. If we just would have played our A-game, we could for sure have won that game. Since G2 reached the final, maybe we could have, you never know. Our Major run... yeah, we just choked, nothing more to it.

And as you said some very difficult matchups.

Yeah, but we still made it through to the playoffs. Getting G2 in playoffs, I think there was no team in the playoffs I would rather have, like if we got NAVI, Gambit, VP, or Heroic or any of these, it didn't matter. G2 was a good game for us. There's always tight games, so the seeding or the matchup didn't really matter in the end.

Two last questions. You've played with a few other AWPers in your career, nawwk, twist, draken. Now you're playing with one of the most acclaimed AWPers in the world in the form of device, what has that experience been like now that you've been with him for a while?

It's amazing. I remember, we were supposed to start [practicing] on a Monday, before we got device and still had nawwk. Then the org is like, "meeting on Monday," then they say "meeting on Tuesday at 1," then at 1, "meeting at 3." I was in TeamSpeak with nawwk as well, and he just said like "oh shit, Jonas is calling me," and then he came back like, "you guys will play with device, I'm benched." I was like, "oh my god, why does he even want to join us," that was my first reaction.

Playing with him is amazing, he brings the security, especially for me when I'm doing my pushes, my aggro plays, I really feel like even if I die, I have device near me, he will kill three, it doesn't matter. It's just amazing to have one of these high-calibre AWPers in your team.

Lastly, being eliminated with no wins here, obviously not the result that you would have wanted in your debut with es3tag. You're headed to IEM Winter after this, so going into that, what're you looking to change or improve on from your performance over here?

I don't really, to be honest, cause the Astralis game, it was just too many individual mistakes, and their individuals were just hotter on the day. This game, I don't know, it's something in our heads. We just choke. We win the first map, so on paper we shouldn't really have any pressure on Mirage, but we're still super nervous, we still do a lot of really bad mistakes in my opinion, so I don't know to be honest. It's in our heads, and we need to talk about it and figure it out.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1210
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1266
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
“Yea sometimes he just doesn't understand us” Amazing signing
2021-11-27 12:58
36 replies
#19
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Australia sm0go
NiP management aren't known for being the smartest cookies in the jar
2021-11-27 13:00
24 replies
ha ha ha! Cookies can't be smart, silly!
2021-11-27 13:07
15 replies
#36
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Australia sm0go
Neither can you be apparently...
2021-11-27 13:11
13 replies
No need to be rude tho 🙄🙄🙄
2021-11-27 13:10
12 replies
#43
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Australia sm0go
Ok fixed it ;D P.S I love Finns :)
2021-11-27 13:12
11 replies
You fixed literally nothing
2021-11-27 13:13
10 replies
xD
2021-11-27 13:16
#99
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Serbia Ljannister
Thats how G2 operates
2021-11-27 14:16
6 replies
xD
2021-11-27 15:06
#125
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Indonesia lumayan
dude...
2021-11-27 15:45
Kek
2021-11-27 16:44
Xaxaxaxax
2021-11-27 17:28
lmao
2021-11-27 17:48
ufff, not even the subject and you destroyed them :DDDDD
2021-11-27 17:56
Neither did NiP by signing es3tag And all comes full circle
2021-11-27 15:23
#137
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Sweden GabM
lul
2021-11-27 16:33
#158
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Netherlands arTvamp
Best of luck to NIP, you guys need quite some time now. stop putting pressure on yourself and find a way to have it more on the backside of your heads. its human to have. Set the goals low. you don't any of that.
2021-11-27 17:56
+1 😋😋😋😋😋😋 also whats the excuse list so far?? - we need time - language issues - travel time - jetlag -...... xdddddd
2021-11-27 14:36
7 replies
You missed one -- 40% loss
2021-11-27 15:09
6 replies
#126
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Indonesia lumayan
+1
2021-11-27 15:45
4 replies
nip isnt going to be better than top ten . they are done and wont win any big lan events
2021-11-27 15:59
3 replies
#138
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Sweden GabM
Flag
2021-11-27 16:33
2 replies
+1
2021-11-27 17:22
just like yours. NIP is trash, youll see very soon since IEM is on lan and NIP wont b top 8 garunteed
2021-12-01 23:51
+1
2021-11-27 16:33
LOL NiP management deserve a trophy
2021-11-27 13:02
7 replies
*recruits device* -how about coms? -non swede? Etc *device is fluent in swedish -Fkn brilliant move! Coms is key! *recruits esetag* ... NIP management should make a funny meme..
2021-11-27 13:21
6 replies
+1 they did LNZ dirty. he just needed a couple of more t1 games
2021-11-27 13:25
5 replies
lnz was not ready for t1
2021-11-27 13:50
4 replies
how do you get ready for T1 if you don't get to play against them? not every player is a zywoo who immediately is t1 ready. also if the key was comms why replace him with es8tag? REZ has been horrible that's why they are so bad esp on T sides. LNZ was not the problem
2021-11-27 14:08
3 replies
That's a good point if you're talking about someone like m0nesy who is clearly above tier 2, but LNZ wasn't ready to even try. In tier 2 he wasn't doing insane or even great. The reason orgs are willing to risk signing unexperienced players is either because they are doing insane in tier 2 (ZywOo, for example) or have literally no other option.
2021-11-27 16:17
1 reply
LNZ was actually doing some calling for T sides and they kick him for a danish player? also LNZ was doing pretty good on Young Ninjas. he was perfect for the role. even Kyojin got more time on Vitality. imagine if Vitality never game time for misutaaa to develop
2021-11-27 17:14
#145
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Sweden wyv0
Geez thought ztr was thinking the same, still the best player for NiP so far
2021-11-27 16:49
+1
2021-11-27 13:07
#146
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Philippines H0xfrey
+1 lmaoooo
2021-11-27 16:51
I mean its delusional to think es3tag would be fully integrated into the team in like a week
2021-11-27 18:22
#2
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Finland Teukkasd
lmao
2021-11-27 12:58
good luck hoping for things to turn for the better
2021-11-27 12:58
#4
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Sweden sn1pie
Soon top 4 again
2021-11-27 12:58
2 replies
#20
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Philippines sLiPpeRy
we can hope sn1pie, we can hope
2021-11-27 13:01
sure sn1pie , lets get you to bed
2021-11-27 13:12
Excuses
2021-11-27 12:58
3 replies
#82
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India spiderCAKE
no man, they get 40% loss in tight situations. not their fault.
2021-11-27 13:49
2 replies
#130
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Austria RyosS
40% communication loss I guess...
2021-11-27 15:55
1 reply
Yes, should replay with lnz now
2021-11-27 23:33
so es3tag doesnt even speak swedish?
2021-11-27 12:58
11 replies
#24
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Czech Republic Ventraks
he speaks japanese
2021-11-27 13:02
3 replies
respectable
2021-11-27 13:49
2 replies
Respect
2021-11-27 15:37
Respect
2021-11-28 00:53
he does, but not so fluent
2021-11-27 13:04
He have some basic understanding, but not 100 percent. Will get better with time.
2021-11-27 13:42
#80
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Denmark Jernvig
nearly all Danes understands Swedish fluently, so just give him some time!! And Swedes do also understand danish
2021-11-27 13:48
4 replies
#106
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Sweden gNeJS
+1, a Month or two speaking it every Day and he wont have any problems
2021-11-27 14:35
3 replies
#168
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Denmark Jernvig
All the none speaking scandinavians doesn't understand this situation
2021-11-27 19:35
2 replies
#171
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
Exactly they dont understand, same vocabulary just some slight differences in when you use certain words and getting used to the different pronounciation. Hard to explain, but it will go fast for him.
2021-11-27 22:01
#193
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Argentina Saazu
-1 It is very similiar here in argentina and brasil, I guess. I can understand like 80% of what they say, if they dont speak too fast. In MM it is normal to get matched with brasilians, and we can comunicate just fine. Obviously it is not a very complicated comms, but I works out just fine.
2021-12-20 14:55
cuck
2021-11-27 12:58
jesus u are a gamer....why talk in native language anyways just use english like rest of the world
2021-11-27 12:58
8 replies
#39
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Australia sm0go
Astralis won 4 majors taking in their native language, CIS are dominating by communicating in their native language. Maybe English is the problem
2021-11-27 13:11
4 replies
maybe u are right...but when i talk in my languiage and call out spots its cringe af thats why i use english even if i play with my mates
2021-11-27 13:12
3 replies
#48
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Australia sm0go
Well we non-professional players are probably more comfortable with English but at the end of the day, whatever language help comms be quick and clear is what matters.
2021-11-27 13:15
You know, most of these pros might be good at shooting head or reading where their opponents are but also most suck at speaking any language that isn't their own. And if you aren't able to speak a language absolutely fluently without having to think about a word or something, you performance will suffer.
2021-11-28 00:57
It's not about spot names, they probably use English for most of the spots, it's more about tactics and coordination. Do you talk English when you are planning to push or have a strategic call as well?
2021-11-29 10:55
#88
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France Barburo
No team ever won a major talking in english instead of their native language.
2021-11-27 13:54
2 replies
cloud9? :)) kekw
2021-11-28 07:08
1 reply
#181
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France Barburo
"Instead of their native language" :)))))))
2021-11-28 13:51
lmao
2021-11-27 12:59
#10
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Philippines sLiPpeRy
bye bye pric3tag
2021-11-27 12:59
pric3tag
2021-11-27 12:59
#12
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Asia flipflop
lmao...this is kinda funny
2021-11-27 12:59
Bruh he can't even speak Swedish
2021-11-27 12:59
Why did you buy him then lol
2021-11-27 12:59
2 replies
Didnt buy, he was free
2021-11-27 16:38
1 reply
that explains
2021-11-27 16:43
delusional Hampus... he probably doesnt understand your terrible T sides
2021-11-27 13:00
#16
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Spain Nepomu
Nip management pog
2021-11-27 13:00
OMG LOOK AT ME I'M SHOCKED. DO YOU SEE DAT?
2021-11-27 13:00
should have bought krimz and brollan when you had the chance now 0 chance for nip to become top tier
2021-11-27 13:00
4 replies
you have a good point there sir, but im happy they are doing well in fnatic now
2021-11-27 13:04
1 reply
UK CS ERA BABY
2021-11-27 13:12
#58
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Trinidad and Tobago r41
both bad
2021-11-27 13:24
1 reply
nt bot
2021-11-27 13:25
yee u lose cous " ES3TAG DOESN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND US SOMETIMES" u are so stiupid hampus
2021-11-27 13:01
Is this how a teammates should speak wtf.
2021-11-27 13:01
Buying device was a mistake, es3tag is just a bonus mistake to go along
2021-11-27 13:01
5 replies
Idk but nip became much better team with device
2021-11-27 13:03
3 replies
They achieved nothing since he joined the team. Their best results are qualifying tournaments and Top 8 at the major. A team with device should do better than that
2021-11-27 13:08
2 replies
#56
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Portugal beatje
They did win IEM Fall and they were better for a while, but they are back to the same old NiP
2021-11-27 13:20
1 reply
IEM Fall was just another qualifying tournament for the major, which didn't really changed anything in terms of rmr placements.
2021-11-28 13:47
#105
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North America Shmikeb0b
ok jametime
2021-11-27 14:35
es3tag struggles to understand DN? Sheeeesh
2021-11-27 13:04
Can you guys read the interview before commenting on the headline please?
2021-11-27 13:06
3 replies
#85
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India spiderCAKE
no
2021-11-27 13:51
are you crazy?
2021-11-27 14:12
We don't do that here
2021-11-27 16:56
krimz for plopski would have been so sick.
2021-11-27 13:08
beef
2021-11-27 13:08
#38
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Sweden snallan
LNZ was the problem, LUL!
2021-11-27 13:10
1 reply
#107
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North America Shmikeb0b
XDDDDDDD
2021-11-27 14:35
The way hampus puts it, it's accepted fact that Liquid have stopped practicing and preparing for tournaments. Why does Liquid get a pass for mentally benching themselves? If I were Liquid org I'd be looking forward to this roster shakeup so they can drop the bums and get some studs on the team who actually want to win
2021-11-27 13:11
#46
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Europe JohnnyPayn
who would have thought.. danish and swedish are different and a fast paced screamed comment can't always be too coherent for non native speakers
2021-11-27 13:13
Just as I expected. Many of my pals speak the language of my neighbours, but speaking it casually is one thing, and having perfect communications under pressure is another thing.
2021-11-27 13:14
oopsie
2021-11-27 13:15
dead org
2021-11-27 13:15
blame your bad IGL on the new guy. The only more iconic duo is Niko and choking
2021-11-27 13:15
#53
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North America MattyGlenn
Es3tag is a fantastic player, but I think if language is the issue for them, they could bring back Nawwk, who also happens to be a Fantastic player and is still contracted to NiP instead of signing es3tag. Yes Nawwk is a dedicated AWPer but so was es3tag in C9.
2021-11-27 13:16
no shit, but hopefully they/him sort it out asap. Dupreeh/olofmeister over LNZ would have been great. brollan and krimz over plopski/lnz would just make nip top1 forever and would be kinda dull for csgo, with 4swedes and 1dane just raping everyone else, until G2 sign zwyoo and astralis add like valde/farlig etc.
2021-11-27 13:18
#55
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Portugal beatje
No one understands you mate ur a terrible IGL
2021-11-27 13:19
4 replies
#61
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Netherlands Sem0733
Shit, you beat me to it. I thought Mouz' T-sides were shite...
2021-11-27 13:26
3 replies
Mouz? Check Astralis t sides...
2021-11-27 13:41
2 replies
FaZe T-sides would like to have a word with you.
2021-11-27 14:15
1 reply
Jokes aside, seems like the only team who can play a very good t side is NaVi and maybe Heroic.
2021-11-27 18:02
#62
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Latvia sonofdog
It won't work IMO In important situations you have to know the language without thinking and probably he unfocus from his game because he can't understand
2021-11-27 13:27
2 replies
thankfully, a language is a thing you can practice (:
2021-11-27 15:58
Danish and swedish is very similar. A few more weeks and coms will work.
2021-11-27 18:16
Or maybe he just wasnt the right player to bring into the team.
2021-11-27 13:29
#64
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United States Rayduh
LMAO maybe es3tag is not the answer....cloud 9 and complexity all learned the hard way
2021-11-27 13:30
What Bout star REZ underperfoming
2021-11-27 13:31
That guy is mediocre, he didn't even dominate in t2-t3. I have no idea why they give him so much space.
2021-11-27 13:31
hampus you are real dog that will peek awp when its 17 seconds left and your teammates still rotating, you are kind of dog that will die first in a 3v5 to some dumb offangle, and even if you do some good play your brain capability wont allow you to check angles, so sorry. Maybe es3tag not a problem.
2021-11-27 13:33
AHAHA nice excuses, then why would you pick that guy then? Also device when asked in the post match interview if that was good showing for the future with such little practise "IDK" he doesnt believe in that shitty team anymore lul
2021-11-27 13:34
nip management dumb af
2021-11-27 13:36
#70
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Germany MTD3
blame the the new guy. better yet hold back your players anyway
2021-11-27 13:37
"I can't call when I'm doing my agro play" LUL Then don't be an IGL What a dodo and of course he blames the new guy.
2021-11-27 13:37
That might be funny but f0rest would’ve been a better addition
2021-11-27 13:38
Nice englando
2021-11-27 13:41
Device once a choker always a choker, nothing new tbh
2021-11-27 13:43
he doesn't actually put any blame on es3tag but nobody reading the whole article and title just misleads people as usually. classic.
2021-11-27 13:44
#78
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Azerbaijan djwanksta
honestly, quite suprised that es3tag is learning swedish so fast
2021-11-27 13:45
#79
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Finland AliSabid
Will workout after some time mens!
2021-11-27 13:46
#84
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Uzbekistan gafurman
it is interesting that emptybrain hampus blames es3tag for not knowing the language
2021-11-27 13:51
"The hype, for sure. He was so hype, so hungry all the time, and I think that's the biggest part we're missing. When we lost Linus we lost a little bit of our hype and the hunger I would say, in the game." That's all it
2021-11-27 13:52
All these players starting to bash their own teammates in an interview is getting cringe. es3tag just fucking joined. holy
2021-11-27 13:53
4 replies
#89
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Belgium w4lt3r
how the fuck is he bashing esetag. he barely speaks about him and when he does it's a totally valid reason when communication is needed the most in tense situations. esetag has been speaking swedish for two weeks, if it doesnt get better after some time then we will know what the real problem is but for now communcation is a valid reason
2021-11-27 14:04
3 replies
the headline is clickbait
2021-11-27 14:18
2 replies
Literally nothing about the headline is clickbait.
2021-11-27 15:08
1 reply
it makes it sound like a negative take just look at the comments.
2021-11-27 15:34
price3stag
2021-11-27 14:04
My new favourite team (until FaZe signs ropz) Let's hope they improve the comms then they will be great
2021-11-27 14:05
1 reply
Nah, watch ropz extend his contract with MOUZ for the next 4 years like Brollan, REZ, and Xyp9x did.
2021-11-27 14:16
the difference between Swedish and Danish languages is that large?
2021-11-27 14:07
1 reply
Like ua and rus i guess
2021-11-27 14:10
U take 25 yo inconsistent player instead of sapec or mannen Deserved
2021-11-27 14:09
2 replies
+1
2021-11-27 14:10
#114
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Denmark muinimula
+1
2021-11-27 15:09
Im not much of a fan of es3tag tbh, he did really great in the beginning in Astralis...especially on Train map. But after that i did not see anything special about him. But Dev1ce wanted him, so NiP listened. I just hope es3tag will improve asap, because it looks a bit shaky right now.
2021-11-27 14:17
es3tag said "and yes I speak swedish" rofl Yeah me too, I can say "hej"
2021-11-27 14:27
1 reply
#119
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Sweden fued
"hej" "fitta" you're hired
2021-11-27 15:25
hltv needs to work on their titles, but yeah NIP is shit and device has probably at least considered the thought of coming back to Astralis
2021-11-27 14:51
#109
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Brazil hugoooo
"We've only been with him for I don't know what, two weeks now, and he never spoke Swedish before. In some tight situations he doesn't really understand us I think sometimes, it takes 1 or 2 seconds for him to translate it, and those seconds are the seconds you win the round on" Pretty off topic, but this is EXACTLY why I say mixing BR with Argentinians will never work. Those 1-2 sec kills
2021-11-27 14:57
2 replies
#152
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Estonia babzkL
I think in 1 month if you practice hard you can easily adapt to this
2021-11-27 17:27
1 reply
#169
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Brazil hugoooo
Native speakers will always speak/understand faster... always
2021-11-27 19:42
HLTV article: "In-game his Swedish when we do defaults and things it's 85-90%, but when it gets chaotic it maybe goes down to 65-70%." HLTV users: hE DoEsNt EvEn SpEaK sWeDiSh
2021-11-27 15:00
#115
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Finland dvlx
blame the new guy classic excuse for bad players
2021-11-27 15:11
who_cars about NiP. dead team.
2021-11-27 15:13
Nice decision Device said "they had to look away from sweden for a solution" Later that night esetag messaged him F
2021-11-27 15:16
6 replies
it has been one tournament, give some time
2021-11-27 15:38
5 replies
You should say that to Hampus He is the one who started this convo by using that sentence
2021-11-27 20:24
4 replies
They know that too surely
2021-11-28 09:19
3 replies
I hope so
2021-11-29 07:41
2 replies
Yeah although losing to liquid was still a surprise Ofc:)
2021-11-29 09:20
1 reply
Yeah
2021-11-30 12:43
that is definitely a problem
2021-11-27 15:38
Device left Astralis for this...
2021-11-27 15:40
Danskjävel
2021-11-27 15:48
NiP has worst t side on pro scene wdym
2021-11-27 15:52
#129
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Ukraine VoidWave
just add f0rest
2021-11-27 15:53
So i can communicate double peek with russians, portuguese, spanish, irish and polish. But a Swede can't call double peek with a Dane? Not having this
2021-11-27 15:59
Stop mixing Danish players with Swedish Its not gonna work
2021-11-27 16:02
I never thought that Hampus should be a IGL. He is made for firepower and not IGL.
2021-11-27 16:19
when a team is all from the same country it works so much better in the end
2021-11-27 16:37
#144
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Russia mshkoda
ok
2021-11-27 16:47
Would not it be easier if they spoke english in these kind of situations? Just say “double peek” and he does not have to translate shit…
2021-11-27 16:56
#149
LNZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
nawwk is way better
2021-11-27 17:03
They have been playing with es3tag 2 weeks, give them time. Dont know why people underestimate Liquid because ”they havent practise” lol silvers. Ofc they have been playing, like they forgot to play the game after 2 weeks , lol.
2021-11-27 17:33
Should have signed olof
2021-11-27 17:49
Interesting and sad to see dev1ce with his career low rating this year. Only around 1.125.
2021-11-27 17:51
Throw away rez and do it right by getting get_right
2021-11-27 17:56
This just shows how many levels NiP is below dev1ce. He said es3tag was doing good with Swedish, that shows encouragement, that shows desire to lift others up, that shows team play. What Hampus said is sad, won't help with anything. It will take like 2-3 months for him to learn all the calls and words used in a match, but you do him dirty like that.... You don't deserve dev1ce.
2021-11-27 18:06
1 reply
Read the article.
2021-11-27 18:18
Maybe if Hampus focused on being an actual igl, and not just a cavalier (entry) fragger, and started to develop actual strats, that do not revolve around only everyone playing to their respective peak levels, then maybe, just maybe NIP would become more consistent ? Or maybe just speak english while their New addition gets used to Swedish ?
2021-11-27 18:19
1 reply
he should not be the IGL, hes a great fragger so let somebody else better at IGL do it and let hampus go crazy with the rifle..
2021-11-28 01:04
Honestly question: how different is Swedish from Danish and other Nordic languages? I mean, our Brazilian portuguese can communicate very well with our portuguese fellas and understand some African portuguese as well. But I really don't know about the Nordic languages.
2021-11-27 19:18
6 replies
#173
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
Its pretty much the same vocabulary, slight differences in how you use certain words. The pronounciation is different but you get used to it very fast if you talk and hear it everyday as es3tag does. A Month or two and he Will speak and understand perfectly.
2021-11-28 00:08
5 replies
Thanks for clarify mate.
2021-11-30 18:15
4 replies
#187
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
No problems man, what differences is it between your portuguese and the European?
2021-11-30 20:13
3 replies
Its literally the same differences between Danish and Swedish. I'm gonna give you few examples: in Brazil, goalkeeper means 'goleiro', meanwhile in Portugal is 'guarda-redes'. Car in Brazil is 'carro' and in Portuguese is 'viatura'. Of course the pronunciation changes a lot, but like you said, we can get it easily just by talking and understanding the context of the subject. Btw, back in 2015 I started to learn Swedish to help in undergraduate tesis, but I became so lazy that I stopped to learn, i feel a very difficult language for a portuguese speaker.
2021-12-01 23:14
2 replies
#191
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
Thats cool, obrigado for giving it a try atleast!
2021-12-01 23:54
1 reply
Tack sa mycket my friend!
2021-12-02 00:24
they were in such a hurry to replace LNZ lol..
2021-11-28 09:21
pampus
2021-12-01 23:15
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