nexa: "In his current form NiKo is the best player in the world"

G2 are experiencing some pains adjusting to nexa's return after playing without an IGL at IEM Winter, but they still have their eye on the prize.

G2 won their opening match at the BLAST Premier World Final — a grudge match against NIP after losing to the Swedes at IEM Winter —, securing the series 2-1 with two fairly straightforward maps that preceded a very close decider on Inferno that went all the way to 30 rounds.

The French-Balkan squad managed to pull through by converting on a 10-5 lead after a solid CT side on Inferno, but despite the win Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković says that a couple poor calls and an overall rusty feeling since his return made things harder than they could have been when facing a NIP without star player Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz.

nexa has to figure out and work through G2's adjustments during his time away from the team

Right after stepping off the stage at the BLAST studio following G2's opening series in Copenhagen, nexa chatted with HLTV to give his first impressions on how the team has changed during their two weeks in Stockholm for IEM Winter and how he hopes they can become a well-oiled machine moving forward in the BLAST World Final bracket, as well as touching on Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač's impressive run of form, which has powered his side to becoming a consistent title contender in the final quarter of 2021.

You haven't been with the team for two to three weeks by now, so how has jumping back into it all gone so far?

During IEM Winter they had multiple people calling and speaking throughout the game, they changed a lot of the strats we do and how we play, and they swapped positions, so with me coming back in now we still caught some habits where people are over-speaking or talking because it's what they did all of the time for the past two or three weeks. There's not one clear voice now, or at least there wasn't this game, it was a bit all over the place.

The transition for AmaNEk has been a bit tough because he had my roles when kennyS was playing and now he's back on the AWP. We had a day and a half for him to go back and we didn't necessarily practice every map so it was difficult and I think it showed on the server that we weren't properly drilled.

It was a bit random at some points on both the T and CT sides. It's a bit me being rusty and some things that me and the team need to catch up on strategically, as well as me and AmaNEk regarding our roles. And the other guys as well in the maps we had to change.

The CT side on Nuke seemed a bit shaky and NIP came out pretty strong. What were your first thoughts about how things were going?

I think AmaNEk forgot he's not the ramp player anymore and was just going ramp all of the time. [laughs] I'm kidding, but you could see that we were a bit sleepy, a bit rusty. When they played with kennyS he was pretty much static and all of the other guys did the rotations, but previously and now again we have the AWPer doing a lot of the rotations and moving around the map, so it was difficult to just click and switch to how everything was before without having any proper time to practice.

It really showed and I think we lost the first two or three gun rounds just based on failing rotations or having miscommunication or things like that. I think growing up in the tournament and having some more time to review and revisit some stuff will help us remember what we did prior to kennyS coming into the team.

You weren't with the team in Stockholm, but were there some flashbacks in that Inferno decider when NIP was coming back?

I don't know if it was like that for the guys, we were pretty confident on our CT side and I think we could have had a more dominant half but we messed up a few rounds there towards the end. We won the pistol and things were looking good, but again we lost the forcebuy... and again, it was down to miscommunication, different protocols that they had with kennyS that they wanted to use and that from what I remember we used to do differently. So we were split apart, I died alone and it just snowballed.

NIP gained some momentum after winning that round and it was tough for us. I made a few bad calls, we could have won the round in which NiKo killed two guys with the Scout, we could have maybe closed it out easier, earlier, but we stayed calm and composed even when we started to lose and we knew that we just needed one round to turn it on its head.

We needed one sick round from NiKo, huNter- or AmaNEk, just one round to get us rolling again, and when we got it — I think it was 13-12 —, we just knew what we had to do to win the game from that point.

It sounds like missing just one event can make things spiral out of control. How quickly can you get it back? Do you think the next match be a bit cleaner?

I think so, definitely, this was an eye-opener for us. It's not easy to just bring back your IGL and think that everything is going to be fine and work out great. I know the guys wanted to win IEM Winter and they gave it their best shot. I know they worked a lot and fixed and changed a lot of things because there was a different IGL for practically every map.

Every one of them had their own ideas, their own way they wanted to play, and they brought their own strategies and little things they changed. Those things are good, but now I have to adapt and go with what they brought on their respective maps. That's why it was a bit rusty and then I took Kenny's role and it was just a mish-mash of a lot of things.

I think if we just sit down and review we'll realize that it's not as easy as just coming back, showing a thing, and expecting it to be perfectly executed on the server. As I said, this is a wake-up call for us and we have to go one step further, do a bit more and be better prepared for future games.

NiKo has been putting up incredible numbers these past months and the BLAST rating cards even have him above s1mple, which is somewhat contentious. What do you make of it?

In his current form NiKo is the best player in the world, no doubt in my mind. If the season would have shaped up differently and maybe we won some events or we won the grand finals that we lost against NAVI, I think NiKo could have been in contention to be named the best player in the world.

He had a phenomenal year, but I think he really stepped it up in the past couple of months and is putting up inhuman numbers. I even think s1mple isn't putting up the same numbers and the same impact as NiKo does consistently over every single map, all of the time.

We're still a weaker team than NAVI, but with NiKo playing out of his mind and on the level he is right now, if we just have a couple more players step up individually and if we make the grand finals against NAVI, we can actually take it this time.

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
nope
2021-12-15 18:41
21 replies
translation: pls don't kick me.
2021-12-15 18:46
15 replies
#56
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CIS youWrong
100% niko top
2021-12-15 18:52
12 replies
#88
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Serbia G2_eGODS
+1 S0mple is AWP abusing baiter, NiKo is real top1. Put s0mple on rifle and he would have 1.12 rating at max
2021-12-15 19:07
10 replies
s1mple on rifle- hltv.org/stats/players/7998/s1mple?start.. 9% kills using AWP.
2021-12-15 19:11
4 replies
people are interesting
2021-12-15 19:24
#226
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Sweden Smauxx
It shows 45% to me in past 12 months.
2021-12-16 03:23
2 replies
#233
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New Zealand SWARN151
I think he was disproving the "s1mple would have 1.12 on rifles" claim. That link proved that even with a new and changing, unstable team where s1mple was primary rifling in a new role, he still managed 1.28 average rating for 4 months. Everyone kinda agrees Niko is the GOAT rifler. But #88 is kinda misleading.
2021-12-16 04:37
1 reply
#238
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Sweden Smauxx
Ya. I really don't care much, though I definitely feel s1mple is overall number 1 player right now and for couple of years even if zywoo got number 1 rank. For me it's S1mple > Niko > Zywoo. It's very close between these 3, and people should really stop debating among these players. Maybe Niko could have been above S1mple is he didn't waste his time and focus on IGL and crazy stuff. ZyWoo is still very young and got many years ahead. Not to mention the changes in Vitality will take him further towards more trophies.
2021-12-16 05:47
Honestly based
2021-12-15 19:41
Niko doesn't have the skill to play awp. So he is obv worse than S1mple zywho because they can play both on top 1 level
2021-12-15 20:57
2 replies
More like he doesn't wanna put the effort into learning awp when he is already so good at rifling.
2021-12-15 21:27
1 reply
More like he can awp but he isn't made for the awp so he doesn't use it as often. NiKo is a rifle man more than awp, like electronic, rarely sees him with an awp.
2021-12-16 08:59
You got rekt
2021-12-15 23:21
#283
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Netherlands arTvamp
Agree in his current form he is the best player in the world even better then simple. Hell this year due to team zywoo might be better individually then simple. It was also cool to see device having niko's number in the 1v1's.
2021-12-16 22:06
#210
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United States Teztyment
Lmfao
2021-12-16 00:45
Good one haha
2021-12-16 06:32
Then simple play golf
2021-12-15 18:47
Well he is putting up better numbers without using an AWP and entrying. It's definetly up for debate cause Niko is playing crazy good. With AWP its easy to get good statistics by saving and all compared to rifler where you have to aim for head.
2021-12-15 18:56
2 replies
if it is so easy to use AWP, why ChoKo is so bad with it?
2021-12-15 20:45
Niko sucks with awp. So your argument is shit. Also zywho and s1mple good with awp and rifle.
2021-12-15 20:56
#227
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France I9fe
niko #1
2021-12-16 03:43
#2
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Greece wazerr
KEKW
2021-12-15 18:42
6 replies
Faze fans 😁😁 you are not even in TOP 5 without NiKo
2021-12-15 18:43
5 replies
#73
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New Zealand rowdog
reported
2021-12-15 18:57
so everyone isnt in top 5 is shit bcs they dont have NiKo? :DDDDDDDDD I made my day really better with this :D
2021-12-15 19:17
2 replies
cry
2021-12-16 03:17
1 reply
is free
2021-12-16 20:48
Holy based
2021-12-15 19:41
#3
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Russia GOOSEGRA
yes ofc
2021-12-15 18:42
4 replies
What was niko # on his blast player card ?
2021-12-15 21:19
3 replies
I guess 99
2021-12-16 05:13
#289
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Russia GOOSEGRA
94
2021-12-17 19:03
1 reply
Ty for late reply
2021-12-18 01:19
#4
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Denmark Yikesslol
true
2021-12-15 18:42
Not even close
2021-12-15 18:42
He's right tbh
2021-12-15 18:42
12 replies
2021 simple Is the best player on every single map except navis perma Ban and you’re like 👁👄👁 he right HahahHaa buddyyyy
2021-12-15 18:53
11 replies
who?
2021-12-15 18:54
#82
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United States Teegrumpee
name
2021-12-15 19:03
#83
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Argentina Frannnnnnn
But nexa is talking about current form, not 2021 form
2021-12-15 19:04
1 reply
#84
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Argentina Frannnnnnn
Oh, name, shieeeet
2021-12-15 19:04
#112
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Sweden Smauxx
Right now NiKo is better.
2021-12-15 19:25
5 replies
Ofc it's a G2 fan, the right now? Sorry but zywoo gonna get it if you put it as NOW. And if in general, the whole year, s1mple had the upper hand, only recently NiKo showed up, while zywoo and s1mple and sh1ro keep fighting for the best for a while now. Zywoo recent game was 52-13, bruv NiKo need to work hard to break that thing.
2021-12-16 09:03
4 replies
#257
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Sweden Smauxx
Mad. Navi fan? Read #238 on this thread hltv.org/news/32971/nexa-in-his-current-..
2021-12-16 09:24
3 replies
Not mad Navi fan, I'm actually a zywoo fan, I just like Navi more, and I can tell ya, NiKo in form won't beat zywoo, he is more mechanically skilled and clearly a prodigy.
2021-12-16 09:26
2 replies
#260
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Sweden Smauxx
I like watching s1mple and Niko more over zywoo. But these 3 are my top 3 players for couple of years now.
2021-12-16 09:28
1 reply
NiKo obviously a top 1 material, his team need to stop disappointing him, in the major he worked so hard, also that clusterfuck of a whiff and unfortunate that his team couldn't help after he did everything. Navi came back, I was so upset how the rest couldn't solidify their positions and help NiKo, just feels bad man. He is the best rifler ever and could be top 1 if amanek hit his damn shots to cover him or jackz to throw accurate mollies, instead of mollying Niko instead.
2021-12-16 09:32
Name checks out
2021-12-15 19:41
G2 not even top15 team without NiKo, shame performance
2021-12-15 18:42
11 replies
They made it to nr 1 before niko and also were top 5 for a long time just until the end before niko came they had a bad period, probably because they knew they are replacing someone and team fell apart
2021-12-15 18:47
10 replies
i talk about nowdays not 2y ago
2021-12-15 18:47
8 replies
Lol you say they are not top 15 without niko and its just not true because they were also good before he joined. Idk what's your point. Ofc they are better now but also before niko - with hunter and nexa they made it to 2-4th place in most tournaments
2021-12-15 18:50
7 replies
they had primary awp and better synergy now all their wins = NiKo go kill
2021-12-15 18:53
6 replies
They definitely need an AWPer and yeah niko is great but don't forget that he has the best roles in the team so it it expected of him to carry. If you have a support player preparing flashes and util for you so you can multifrag than obv you are gonna have highest stats in team
2021-12-15 18:55
5 replies
I don't think that f.i fighting for banana on both sides is "best roles"
2021-12-15 19:01
not really, NiKo playing entry most of times, its hardest role in team
2021-12-15 19:02
I need what you are smoking
2021-12-15 19:08
best roles? He's freakin entrying under pressure otherwise his team doesn't perform. He makes the BEST outta shit roles. Nik0ko is a fucking beast ATM.
2021-12-15 19:13
Wow u make no sense. Niko better then zywoo period
2021-12-15 20:57
it was the start of online period and some teams dropped in form. Now G2 without NiKo in current competition wouldnt even be top 15 as the guy said.
2021-12-15 20:54
Sure, after s1mple.
2021-12-15 18:42
7 replies
#69
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United States 3manu3l
after s1mple, zywoo, and sh1ro
2021-12-15 18:55
6 replies
sh1ro OMEGALUL
2021-12-15 19:02
i dont know about sh1ro
2021-12-15 19:05
''current form'' he is atleast the second best player in the world rn. Maybe even the best.
2021-12-16 00:45
sh1r OMEGALUL
2021-12-16 01:55
imagine thinking that sh0r0 is better than NiKo
2021-12-16 04:52
1 reply
Funny thing being that he got more Mvp and tournament win than NiKo does, but in term of skill, yeah, that's not good to mention.
2021-12-16 09:08
#9
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Sweden FyrusCS
as a rifler +1
2021-12-15 18:43
1 reply
+1
2021-12-15 18:53
is zywoo dead?
2021-12-15 18:43
3 replies
Yea zywoo must have died if NiKo is #1 now
2021-12-15 18:46
2 replies
0/8
2021-12-15 19:42
1 reply
-8/8
2021-12-16 09:04
Its true, imagine being so good without playing primary awp
2021-12-15 18:43
AHAHAHAHAH
2021-12-15 18:43
Not even top 3
2021-12-15 18:43
2 replies
U don't follow the scene do u
2021-12-15 18:49
True he is 4
2021-12-15 21:25
That's true, he's INSANE. Too bad his team is shit
2021-12-15 18:44
2 replies
He makes his team shit. When you have 5 years being pro three different clans and several lineup changes and every time you say "too bad he is in a shit team" then he is with high probability the guy who makes this team shit.
2021-12-15 20:54
1 reply
logic 404 cause and correlation aren't the same
2021-12-15 21:21
True Entrying + not AWP abusing and still better stats than AWP abusers PEAK OF CS
2021-12-15 18:44
13 replies
#20
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Sweden Trkmag
+1
2021-12-15 18:45
+1, except zywoo is an insane rifler also
2021-12-15 18:46
+1
2021-12-15 18:46
-Awp abusers Your opinion hasn't been taken in count
2021-12-15 18:50
#99
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Korea Haachama
+1
2021-12-15 19:13
+1 NiKo will win a major next year plsssss Monesy just be decent
2021-12-15 19:42
+1
2021-12-15 19:49
+1
2021-12-15 21:18
#200
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1 based name
2021-12-15 22:18
+1 NiKo has even better stats than zywoo and s1mple for last 3 months (current form). It is sad that some of hltv users still cant admit it.
2021-12-16 00:49
3 replies
Is he? No one is denying it bruv, just no one mentions it, and after the unfortunate clusterfuck at the major whiff, people made fun of him even more though it's dumb.
2021-12-16 09:20
2 replies
I didnt get the point
2021-12-16 21:34
1 reply
short version, lost against s1mple, major whiff though it's just really bad luck, and some other factors, s1mple better year, that's basically the mindset you get from the rest, and g2 lost the recent game against navi with a worse rating does not improve people's mindset between NiKo and s1mple.
2021-12-20 12:57
best at being an egomaniac for sure
2021-12-15 18:44
6 replies
0/8 Y’all don’t realize he’s matured over the years. Now you need to mature.
2021-12-15 19:43
5 replies
mf goes around saying that everyone is overrated then he proceeds to lose to fucking NiP too cocky
2021-12-15 19:58
4 replies
He said that rez was inconsistent. He was right. He dismantled them. He's allowed to be honest, especially when rez was supposed to be nip's best along with dev1ce but often goes missing. If you disagree with that then I don't think you're serious. Hampus is currently nip's best player.
2021-12-15 19:59
#203
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Europe 90ieskid
Where did he say that? They lost to Nip at Iem so I guess some days ago, but where is your sauce?
2021-12-15 22:41
Lmao your toxicity even got deleted
2021-12-15 23:12
1 reply
rent free
2021-12-16 02:48
#18
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Sweden Trkmag
He is 100% right
2021-12-15 18:45
1 reply
but his team not
2021-12-15 18:46
Top2
2021-12-15 18:45
#21
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Germany ConAction
fully agreed
2021-12-15 18:45
yes
2021-12-15 18:45
S1mple fans malding
2021-12-15 18:45
11 replies
#42
sh1ro | 
Canada ItsPS
Why lol,s1mple is going to be number 1.. Plus nexa is his teammate ofc he's gonna say that.
2021-12-15 18:48
9 replies
Because s1mple fans are like tenz fans. They get all butt hurt and defensive when you say someone is better (at their current state) then their beloved king.
2021-12-15 18:59
8 replies
Based
2021-12-15 19:43
except s1mple is actually good and tenz is a dog
2021-12-15 19:44
3 replies
but i agree
2021-12-15 19:44
Tenz isnt terrible but he is overrated. His fans are all 13 year olds. He got 110k likes on Twitter for writing a sob story on how they lost at champions lol.
2021-12-15 22:41
1 reply
Im not defending s1mple fans but, at least s1mple fans play csgo right? Not like tenz fans they dont really play valorant, they just watch his stream, watch his gf streaming...
2021-12-16 04:40
#208
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Asia Acasthe
+1
2021-12-16 00:19
+1
2021-12-16 00:50
+1000 i like the guy but his fans are a different breed
2021-12-16 04:05
#44
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Bulgaria |mens|
Yep, reading some of the replies of plastic cs fans who have had their ears pumped with "ZYWOO BEST S1MPLE BEST" and refuse fact.
2021-12-15 18:49
#25
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Poland seinterc
delusional
2021-12-15 18:46
2 replies
0/8
2021-12-15 19:44
1 reply
0/69
2021-12-16 09:09
S1mple?
2021-12-15 18:46
1 reply
i think niko > s1mple atm but s1mple have good teammates now unlikely niko
2021-12-15 18:47
S1mple teached him how to riffle in multiple finals already. Niko isn't even close to being a top 3 player regardless of the gun that is being discussed.
2021-12-15 18:47
14 replies
#38
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Latvia doug_water
0/8 1.58 impact, s0mple baiter 1.31 impact.
2021-12-15 18:47
12 replies
1.34 rating 2.0 vs 1.20ish
2021-12-15 18:47
10 replies
#46
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Bulgaria |mens|
Awp vs rifle, thats why niko is arguably the best right now.
2021-12-15 18:50
3 replies
s1mple doesn't need riffle either...matter of fact, he schooled niko in major final, with rifle... and like dev1ce said, its actually a lot harder to play with awp
2021-12-15 18:51
2 replies
Like s1mple said AWP is the easiest gun in the game
2021-12-15 19:50
1 reply
its easier for him. NiKo sucks in awping. lol
2021-12-16 06:20
#48
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Latvia doug_water
NiKo 1.35 past 3 months s1mple 1.31 past 3 months NiKo has way higher impact, he's more consistent and takes up less space.
2021-12-15 18:51
5 replies
So what? farming egainst eco for 65 days in a year? yeah good joke lmfao
2021-12-15 18:52
4 replies
#64
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Latvia doug_water
G2 69% winrate Na'Vi 90.5%. S1mple is literally the biggest eco fragger in the top 20. You're absolutely delusional.
2021-12-15 18:53
I really dont get it there is so many french that are brain dead whats goin on in this world. Just dont merry ur teacher that like 30 yrs older than you like ur president did
2021-12-15 21:03
2 replies
SAVAGE But mate I think its better to say this guy is just braindead, no need to offense his country tho.
2021-12-16 04:44
1 reply
He asked for it tho. I really have not against french people. Most of them here on hltv do the same thing.
2021-12-16 17:20
The difference being NiKo didn't win shit, so does bot allu that you loved.
2021-12-16 09:22
0/8 stfu
2021-12-15 19:44
#34
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Latvia doug_water
spitting facts.
2021-12-15 18:46
#36
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Asia Augustooo
top 3 yes
2021-12-15 18:47
no, not even close
2021-12-15 18:50
Niko 1st place next year? What do you think
2021-12-15 18:51
. "As I said, this is a wake-up call for us and we have to go one step further" let's goo G2
2021-12-15 18:52
+1 god sexa is always right
2021-12-15 18:52
no. Maybe best rifler, but not best player.
2021-12-15 18:52
ZywOo and s1mple clear
2021-12-15 18:52
+1 hes right
2021-12-15 18:52
fucking true
2021-12-15 18:54
#68
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Ukraine KGV7
Nexa go sleep
2021-12-15 18:54
7 replies
He said his goin to sleep as soon they done but sleep with ur ukranian mom
2021-12-15 22:44
If it wasnt for eu and us ya would be putins little B….s
2021-12-15 22:45
5 replies
#288
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Ukraine KGV7
I will sleep with ur mom then ;)
2021-12-17 18:22
4 replies
Ukranians 3rd world country that has small D . First u have to came to USA if u can get a visa :)
2021-12-17 21:33
3 replies
#294
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Ukraine KGV7
Im not from there :D and ask ur mom she loved my D
2021-12-18 10:53
2 replies
Yea ur flag says it all. Trash people and country.
2021-12-20 16:06
1 reply
#299
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Ukraine KGV7
Likewise ;) , but ur mom isnt trash tho
2021-12-20 19:17
ok stop being delusional, 1 bad series from s1mple and everybody is thinking he is bad my god where was zywoo and niko whole year ?
2021-12-15 18:55
5 replies
-current form look at last 3 months stats niko > s1mple atm
2021-12-15 19:33
4 replies
Facts
2021-12-15 19:44
2 replies
only factual based and redpilled statements from me
2021-12-15 19:46
1 reply
Truely a poggersmoment
2021-12-15 21:32
this is what im trying to tell to who cant admit niko is the best player in the world ''right now''
2021-12-16 00:53
kekw p1mple is this good in an average match lul
2021-12-15 18:57
#75
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Asia flipflop
His scout is so good that it's hard to believe that he's not an awper. Maybe even better than syrson.
2021-12-15 18:58
1 reply
Haha
2021-12-15 20:51
#79
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Saint Lucia Al4n
NiKo = Zywoo > simple
2021-12-15 19:02
3 replies
I think NiKo is currently best of the three but s1mple = zywoo
2021-12-15 19:45
2 replies
#161
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Saint Lucia Al4n
+1
2021-12-15 20:29
+1
2021-12-16 00:53
lmao
2021-12-15 19:02
Niko 1.34/35 last 3 months s1mple 1.34/35 the whole year what is an out of this world peak within a very short period of time for Niko is the usual average year for s1mple. But ofc we didn't expect his teamm8 to say any different lmfao, teamm8 bias is a known thing
2021-12-15 19:07
1 reply
#91
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Serbia eliiiiii_
he said "this current form" ofc french flag can't read
2021-12-15 19:09
#87
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Estonia Nigatoni
Should have asked about ropz
2021-12-15 19:07
the stats he puts up with rifles is just insane... not to mention he just decides to run into a bombsite and entry frag 2 people most the time. He has been insane for years though
2021-12-15 19:08
#92
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Spain moorakami
lol no
2021-12-15 19:09
#93
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France Leskines
what do ppl don't understand in ''current'' ?
2021-12-15 19:10
2 replies
"current form" niko is only good against lower tier opposition. We saw him getting destroyed against navi at the major. Pretty much all of navi were toying with him skill wise.
2021-12-15 19:13
1 reply
yes just as navi was toying with liquid LUUULLL malding p1mple fan
2021-12-15 19:34
If awpers and riflers had different tops, then Niko would definitely be a top1 rifler Just unreal stability from him despite the fact that he is an alcoholic
2021-12-15 19:11
Niko I kiss your ass,please don't kick me for aleksib pleaseeee
2021-12-15 19:14
1 reply
xd
2021-12-15 19:20
+99999
2021-12-15 19:15
#102
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Norway Rattyy
Always has been.
2021-12-15 19:15
Fifflaren 1 major NiKo 0 major sorry not sorry
2021-12-15 19:20
3 replies
Pronax 3 major s1mple 1 major Sorry bro
2021-12-15 21:11
2 replies
true. simple best but pronax bestest
2021-12-15 21:16
dev1ce 4 majors, pronax 3 majors. How's that for the size? Not to mention dev1ce majors was more difficult. s1mple major was the most difficult so far also.
2021-12-16 09:11
not when he is holdimg a deagle 4sure
2021-12-15 19:20
XD
2021-12-15 19:20
idiotic comment.
2021-12-15 19:20
Props to Niko for just admitting s1mple was ahead of him. (dexerto youtube interview)
2021-12-15 19:22
#110
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Poland Fealis_
He is right tho. He said right now. S1mple is not a god anymore after major finals (but top 1 2021), Zywoo is great but NiKo right now is just godlike
2021-12-15 19:23
3 replies
zywoo right now? :D
2021-12-15 19:26
2 replies
#129
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Poland Fealis_
Zywoo is very close second but damn, NiKo has 1.35 rating vs top 5 teams (Zywoo 1.19) in last 1 month and 1.59 impact overall (Zywoo 1.45 impact and 6 less adr however 0.01 better rating vs all) Also NiKo has current world record with 1+ rating in every map in tier 1 (35 maps for now and still going, s1mple has 28 zywoo has 30))
2021-12-15 19:42
1 reply
I think s1mple got a 1+ rating maps little bit drop with the CIS incident with acooma and their friends somewhere in May, and s1mple? Need some time also, you can't say hes not a god after he literally earning another mvp in the last blast event Fall Final 2021 either.
2021-12-16 09:17
He is third but ok
2021-12-15 19:25
no
2021-12-15 19:26
#116
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United States Zedsamcat
AHAHAHHAA
2021-12-15 19:26
I agree. And the fact that he doesnt need a awp to make a impact is something amazing. You can just put him outside with an ak-47 and wait till he gets a kill or two.
2021-12-15 19:26
5 replies
S1mple zywho have still better highlight with rifle as him...
2021-12-15 20:49
4 replies
But they always are the ones with awp. Niko is a top 3 player that dont demand the awp, so you can give the awp to other players. I think this is better for the team. He just need a good awper on his team to take away the pressure from him. I want to see he with monesy.
2021-12-15 21:00
3 replies
Niko can't play awp but zywho and s1mple can play rifle. So your argument for niko is actually based of nikos Lowe quality as a player Lul
2021-12-15 21:03
2 replies
He is not as complete as s1mple and zywoo, but he got better riffle than both. So I think if you are going to build a team I would rather pick nik0 and pair him with a great awper instead of picking zywoo or s1mple.
2021-12-15 21:16
1 reply
If you never want to win sth then you make a good team with Niko.
2021-12-15 21:18
True
2021-12-15 19:26
#119
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Puerto Rico pain^
not even close
2021-12-15 19:28
1 reply
#135
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Poland Fealis_
#129 You are not right. Zywoo is close to him (because you mean that no one is even close to NiKo now, right?) but still NiKo right now top 1
2021-12-15 19:43
nexa: in current form, NiKo best player in the world, Amanek best awper and clutcher, Jackz best support player, Carlos best CEO, "just facts :DD" btw he is not even close to s1mple and zywoo, good aimer, but cs not about aim only, btw he is shit awper, slow sens, easy headshots...
2021-12-15 19:30
2 replies
Agree, but nexa need to make some positives about his teammates cuz he want to relate to G2. Anyway he will be kicked, and surely wont be a part of the next gen G2 roster. GoobyeNexa
2021-12-15 19:42
1 reply
yea dude agree, he just want to clean some ass in G2, at least suck niko's ass save his place in G2:D
2021-12-15 19:48
52/13
2021-12-15 19:31
Well stats wise, for the last 3 months he might be right Rating : 1.35 Kpr 0.87 Impact : 1.58 !!!!!! ADR : 96.2 !!! That's crazy, S1mple is at 1.31 rating and impact , 0.86 kpr and 86.2 ADR Zywoo : 1.32 rating, 0.84 Kpr, 87.8 ADR and 1.41 impact
2021-12-15 19:32
3 replies
#136
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Poland Fealis_
NiKo also has 35 maps with 1+ rating in a row which is a world record in tier 1 and still going
2021-12-15 19:43
2 replies
wtf didn't know
2021-12-15 19:52
1 reply
#163
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Poland Fealis_
Yeah thats pretty crazy, he is still going. Zywoo have like 30 and s1mple 28
2021-12-15 20:44
0/8 top3 maybe, but not better than S1mple or Zywoo
2021-12-15 19:35
top2 this year
2021-12-15 19:47
SPEAKING STR8 FAXXXXXXXXX
2021-12-15 19:47
7 replies
flair
2021-12-15 19:49
6 replies
ur flair is tier999 polish matchfix team men)))
2021-12-15 19:49
5 replies
still better than being fan of Serbian bot
2021-12-15 20:28
4 replies
nexa 1 major semifinal entire ago team = 0
2021-12-15 21:07
3 replies
you mean 1 major final? I'd say that's a better achievement
2021-12-16 00:47
2 replies
they didnt win the final sadly, awp abusers got that one
2021-12-16 16:38
1 reply
"awp abusers" i think you're certainly not a type of a guy who can be called "brain abusers".
2021-12-16 18:36
3rd best at best
2021-12-15 19:49
s0mpel best nice bait
2021-12-15 19:50
2 replies
no bait but truth
2021-12-16 10:48
1 reply
no bro s1mple best man... bosna no major
2021-12-16 14:34
Lan Niko > Online Niko 2 new teammates and can win trophies
2021-12-15 19:59
#157
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Slovakia CRMN1
I'll fix it for him. On his current form he's amongst the best in the world.
2021-12-15 20:09
1 reply
yeah, straight behind S1mple GOAT and Zygod
2021-12-15 20:45
Delusional
2021-12-15 20:47
this is just like mbappe about messi, before messi came to psg, mbappe always said ronaldo > messi, now it's the other way around, maybe he meant he is top 3 in his best form cause even at his peak he still can't touch zywoo and simple
2021-12-15 20:49
2 replies
"Even at his peak he still can't touch zywoo and simple" This is just objectively wrong, he has better stats and impact rating over the past three months. Why are you even claiming this? Should he be top 1 for 2021? Ofc not, probably gonna end up in 4th place, because achievements, trophies and the whole year matters. But there is nothing controversial about Nexas statement.
2021-12-16 00:53
#228
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France HippzZ
He can touch them but only for few months in a row
2021-12-16 03:43
all you silvers embarrassing yourself saying he’s wrong
2021-12-15 21:10
Currently, NiKo is objectively the best player in the world.
2021-12-15 21:23
currently, s1mple is objectively the best player in the world what niko does in 70 days, s1mple does it through the year, and repeats it the year after.
2021-12-15 21:31
7 replies
#194
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Sweden Kahbor4L
NiKo has been in better form than s1mple the last 3 months and still is. Hence NiKo is the best in the world RIGHT NOW
2021-12-15 21:34
6 replies
Nop he hasn't. Farming against lower opponents =/= performing better. We saw what happens when navi played g2...s1mple humiliated Niko. Thats what happens when niko plays against good teams, he has no impact :)
2021-12-15 21:35
5 replies
#196
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Sweden Kahbor4L
He has a 1.37 average rating vs top 10 last 3 months u idiot
2021-12-15 21:38
4 replies
No impact. He doesn't carry his team to win. Irrelevant and useless performances. Everybody can do that by farming against eco like he does (and he has 37% of his kills against eco...)
2021-12-15 21:38
3 replies
#198
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Sweden Kahbor4L
Ok cool
2021-12-15 21:40
1 reply
don't even try, that guy is either retarded or baiting
2021-12-16 00:46
like f0rest said, Niko was carry G2 aII the year and was a top 3 player just behind s1mple and Zywoo
2021-12-15 22:15
bruh moments
2021-12-15 22:25
#213
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United States Teztyment
imagine NiKo rifling and having someone like sh1ro, syrsoN, s1mple, Zywho awping for the team. lol...
2021-12-16 00:49
s1mple awp abuser niko chad rifle user
2021-12-16 00:50
1 reply
The awpbuser got the major though
2021-12-16 09:24
We all know how good NiKo really is, but nah, he ain't s1mple right now
2021-12-16 01:09
8 replies
s1mple also cant be niko you peanut brain? niko has higher impact with ak
2021-12-16 02:24
7 replies
omg higher impact 😍😍😍😍 how many majors tho? grand slam? top 1 player?
2021-12-16 02:50
3 replies
awp abuser and stupid ukrainian with tattoos low educated moron s0mple's fan kekw
2021-12-16 06:12
1 reply
cope harder vladislav
2021-12-16 06:15
okay so cold>s1mple? 2 majors 2 mvps 2 times #1 hltv
2021-12-16 09:52
#246
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Ukraine Bidus
And simple with awp. So?
2021-12-16 07:34
2 replies
braindead awp is easy to get high impacts
2021-12-16 17:19
1 reply
#280
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Ukraine Bidus
And thats why Mentioned it. Niko better with ak. Simple better with the awp.
2021-12-16 18:42
s1mple>Zywoo>Niko
2021-12-16 04:01
2 replies
Niko > sh1ro > ZyWoo > s4mple Little edit
2021-12-16 04:31
1 reply
s1mple>zywoo>NiKo>the rest
2021-12-16 09:33
M0nesy + niko >>>>>>> s2mple + electronic
2021-12-16 04:30
4 replies
b0TESY is not even tier2 player tho
2021-12-16 18:37
3 replies
Cry is free
2021-12-17 10:22
2 replies
no cry, only facts G2 did the stupidest move in their life. I feel bad for Carlos
2021-12-17 12:44
1 reply
2021-12-18 14:11
Yeah because s1mple and ZywOo don’t exist. Nexa please don’t talk out of your ass xD
2021-12-16 07:28
#245
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Ukraine Bidus
.... Well.. No.
2021-12-16 07:34
Nexa delusional, can't remember a final they won in 4 years. Only two finals in 2021 as well. NiKo is very good but nowhere near s1mple
2021-12-16 09:33
#264
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Canada chanse
Nexa: I lick Niko &&&
2021-12-16 09:35
And again a delusional intervier.
2021-12-16 12:05
0/8 nexa
2021-12-16 12:50
XDD Nexa is not only bad player but his brain is definitely off
2021-12-16 14:09
didnt read article but title is pure bait. no one can say this seriously
2021-12-16 14:10
delusional
2021-12-17 15:01
Amanek is better than NiKo
2021-12-17 16:03
Nik0
2021-12-17 20:26
niko is a fucking goatplayer and he's the best aim in csgo histoy. 1.30 kd in the last 6 months, that guy is a beast man!!
2021-12-17 21:48
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