Aleksib on micromanaging: "I could instantly see that NiKo and huNter- don't need it at all"

In his first interview after making the big move, Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen discusses leaving OG and the potential of the new G2 project ahead of its debut at BLAST Premier Spring Groups.

In what seemed like a never-ending transfer season, G2 made one of the biggest and most exciting roster moves of all, bringing in Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov as their AWPer before rounding out the lineup with the additions of new brains behind the operation in in-game leader Aleksib from OG and coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam from Vitality.

The new squad is currently hard at work preparing for its imminent debut in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, kicking off on Friday, January 28, and we had the chance to join the players at their bootcamp at Relog Media in Belgrade, Serbia, and talk to Aleksib about all things new G2.

In the interview, the Finnish in-game leader spoke about his motivations behind making the big move, calling it a no-brainer because of the players involved.

"I had good time to think about everything, and in the end I thought it would be stupid of me not to make the move," Aleksib said. "[...] The players I heard would be playing for this team, overall I thought if this window closes and something goes wrong with OG the next couple of months or anything, or we just somehow don't get the ball rolling, I would most likely regret it."

He went on to address the community's concerns over his tendency to micromanage his players, explaining that he's aware of the freedom he needs to give the stars in the Kovač cousins, Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač.

"I could instantly see with the Kovač cousins that they don't need [micromanaging] at all," the Finn shared. "The experience of the Kovačs is over the top in terms of what I've worked with, especially when they're clutching."

"We know the kind of freedom to give to them because you need NiKo to be a superstar. You need huNter to be comfortable as well, so we're not coming here and fully changing everything and not letting these guys be comfortable."

"We know that we need to use m0NESY to his potential to make sure he can shine. And if we can get these three pieces rolling, and me and Jackie kind of being the supportive/entry/adaptive roles, I don't see why this couldn't work to the potential that I see on paper."

In the interview, Aleksib also spoke highly of his new coach, XTQZZZ, and shared that both the Frenchman and m0NESY, for whom this is the first experience of playing in an international roster, are quickly improving at communicating in English.

"Working with us already in these two weeks, XTQZZZ has improved a tonne in terms of speaking," he said. "You can just see the authority he has. I don't think I've ever had a coach that has this much authority. When he talks, you just know you've gotta listen."

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1552
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
33
Team:
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Finland iBait
Can't wait for the great G2 era of 2022!
2022-01-27 15:21
61 replies
Return Of The King! Where u been sir.
2022-01-27 15:21
24 replies
That would be Dupreeh in vitality
2022-01-27 15:22
18 replies
+11111111 ez4VITA
2022-01-27 15:22
12 replies
How is aleksi english that good? He is from Finland not a native speaker
2022-01-27 16:04
11 replies
200 iq only explanation
2022-01-27 16:06
Finland has one of the best education systems in the world
2022-01-27 16:17
1 reply
You are lucky being a Finn then
2022-01-27 16:22
90% of finns speak english bro
2022-01-27 16:44
1 reply
#141
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Finland Nollegee
+1 can confirm only the elders might not speak but some of them can speak aswell.
2022-01-27 17:02
It's crazy, but you can improve with time. ☺️👍
2022-01-27 16:56
#249
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Europe chespiZ
Finland is great, thats why. America is trash
2022-01-28 01:54
#265
juho | 
Finland nUgez
Almost everyone here in Finland speak fluent English because it has been teached in our schools for so long.
2022-01-28 09:26
2 replies
Stopped reading at "teached". Best education in the world kekw xaxa
2022-01-28 16:47
1 reply
very toxic
2022-01-29 07:43
He played in OG and communicated in English
2022-01-28 10:08
iBait>Dupreeh
2022-01-27 15:26
2 replies
In CS? Nah
2022-01-27 15:28
1 reply
in baiting
2022-01-27 15:47
Hope you're right, but that's too much to expect from Dupreeh
2022-01-27 18:40
1 reply
Best entry of all time and 4 times major winner? No
2022-01-27 18:43
#18
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Finland iBait
Gulag my dude
2022-01-27 15:22
2 replies
jonathan?
2022-01-27 15:24
I see.😮
2022-01-27 15:26
#80
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Sweden Smauxx
He is online but he don't make threads. I have seen him commenting many times.
2022-01-27 15:50
#227
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Finland Kashmiir
True legend is on Liquid, sorry
2022-01-27 21:57
#42
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Peru TenoriPEEK
sorry , Faze era start January 30 :V
2022-01-27 15:29
11 replies
#72
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Europe Zwenix
Sorry, it won't happen because BIG is there.
2022-01-27 15:44
10 replies
#74
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Peru TenoriPEEK
sorry , kick tizian and kito = big era
2022-01-27 15:46
9 replies
#83
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Europe Zwenix
Tizian = German rpk. Better to have a tank when you are going at war.
2022-01-27 15:51
3 replies
And k1to german shepherd? ☺️👍
2022-01-27 16:48
2 replies
Hahha maan I ve actually chocked laughing 😂
2022-01-27 18:46
hahhahahaha
2022-01-28 08:45
Only tiziaN, not k1to. Rather pickup someone like JDC and we see them tear ass
2022-01-27 15:52
4 replies
#152
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Europe Zwenix
Jdc would do much worse at tizian's position. Tizian is not a problem. Stop looking at ratings.
2022-01-27 17:11
3 replies
I wouldn't call him a problem but my man tabseN is really taking the hit. He is an amazing igl and also an amazing fragger. I think they will have to make changes to get better and the next one after gade/faveN will be tiziaN
2022-01-27 19:12
2 replies
#220
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Europe Zwenix
k1to is there to frag. He can do a lot but gotta step up for sure. Kicking tizian wouldn't be a smart move.
2022-01-27 21:16
1 reply
True, but now what, this team isn't the right mixture to win or to become No. 1, and tiziaN is the only weak link rn
2022-01-28 13:11
#47
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Finland HARD4ENCE
20G2
2022-01-27 15:32
#69
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Finland uSnaj69
#G2022
2022-01-27 15:41
#90
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India rivervp
Aleksib is 200 IQ POG IGL <3
2022-01-27 15:54
There will never be any kind of era with NiKo, mark my words. Unfortunately he doesn't know how to boost confidence of his teammates, in fact he does the opposite not even knowing about it.
2022-01-27 16:19
18 replies
marked
2022-01-27 16:27
1 reply
ez4s1mple
2022-01-28 20:10
lets see if the finn is able to be NiKo's IGL for longer then Finn
2022-01-27 16:27
11 replies
Well, I wish them the best. I have nothing against NiKo, it is just something I noticed over the years. And it is something he might easily change/stop doing as well.
2022-01-27 16:32
10 replies
#135
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
Yea unfortunately I think the same, he's like passively stressing/making his teammates feel uncomfortable with his presence/body language. He's a an alpha male that doesn't understand the importance to back up your team mates even when things go bad, he just closes up in his own mind looking all bothered and what not and the rest of the team probably picks up on this feels. Part of it could be that he's a very sore loser that just hates losing with a passion and gives his everything to make sure he's winning and this mentality might not go well with everyone if they don't put all the same effort into it. S1mple used to be a bit like this as well but he's improved over the years from what I can tell, that or the rest of the team now does so much better that he doesn't feel like he has to carry all the time anymore, maybe m0nesy can bring that effect to G2 as well.
2022-01-27 17:01
9 replies
I completely agree. I have nothing but respect towards Niko but only by watching his streams I can get a very uncomfortable feeling about his verbal/non-verbal communication. I know it doesn't mean so much in faceit pugs, but he, for example, always makes frustrated noises or blames his enemies when he dies before giving info to his still alive teammates. You can also see his, maybe even unintentional, discouraging body language in events which for sure affect how his teammates can peform. If you look at s1mple, he got an era now, when he finally learnt not to show his emotions so much and learnt to be a batter teammate. Now it seems like s1mple is always encouraging his team and helping them to move forward, whereas Niko does the opposite. I really hope that Niko can get rid, if maybe even a little part, of his ego. That would for sure make his team perform better and he could finally have his own era.
2022-01-27 17:37
8 replies
#191
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
+1
2022-01-27 19:00
This is so off my man. You're judging NiKo for his stream personality lmao. He has huge respect for his teammates and you can clearly see that when he talks about jackzz or amanek. "The whole CS community should start appreciating what some of these players are bringing to their teams, and I know there are many players like JACKZ or AMANEK, who are not being recognized or appreciated, and on top of that they are even getting criticized because they are not putting up superstar numbers." I've never seen NiKo be toxic or angry towards a teammate during an official match so you are blaming him for being passionate about the game and expecting excellency from himself. dupreeh is also a tilter and I don't see anyone making this discussion whether he has ego or is affecting his teammates. Funnily enough, s1mple is still toxic, he just has grown a lot and is more a leader nowadays. When Navi lost nuke against vitality, after the game he was quite frustrated and agry with perfecto. Judging a player because of his streams is so wrong because you're not having the full story.
2022-01-27 21:56
5 replies
Well, I never said that I know what is going on, that's just the appearance I get when I watch Niko. I'm not saying that he is directly criticizing his teammates during officials, but his body language when he dies doesn't make the athmosphere better. I'm not going to judge or anything, we are going to see how well this version of g2 is working. And last but not least, flair checks out
2022-01-27 22:12
4 replies
" I'm not going to judge or anything" "only by watching his streams I can get a very uncomfortable feeling about his verbal/non-verbal communication" dude cmon
2022-01-27 22:22
3 replies
judging and expressing an opinion are different to me at least
2022-01-27 22:30
2 replies
no problem men, just keep in mind people change
2022-01-27 22:31
1 reply
ofc, I have huge respect towards Niko as a player
2022-01-28 07:18
+1
2022-01-27 23:37
You guys always have the 2015 Niko in your minds.
2022-01-27 16:47
2 replies
+1 People are so stuck about him, he matured a lot but people still have the wrong idea about his attitude
2022-01-27 21:58
1 reply
so toxic s1mple can change but toxic niko cant`
2022-01-28 08:45
+1
2022-01-28 14:59
Heyyy where u been man
2022-01-27 16:29
maybe era when -Jackz +flameZ
2022-01-27 16:30
Nice
2022-01-27 15:21
xd
2022-01-27 15:21
#4
f0rest | 
Romania CSm1n
Niko already asserting dominance
2022-01-27 15:21
ok
2022-01-27 15:21
#6
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Finland tuntemat0n
nice
2022-01-27 15:21
noice, gonna use my G2 flair now
2022-01-27 15:21
2 replies
#67
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Plastic
2022-01-27 15:41
1 reply
wdym i was a fan of G2 since 2019, how am i sure that you aren't plastic? hmmmmmmm
2022-01-27 15:42
zinai ka velniop tave :(
2022-01-27 15:21
That’s great, better ratings incoming))
2022-01-27 15:21
nexa > Aleksib
2022-01-27 15:21
3 replies
overall yeah
2022-01-27 18:35
#282
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Finland Hook1e
Honestly probably if you count in firepower and all. The thing is that G2 has firepower in spades and most would say that aleksib is a lot better at IGLing than nexa. That was seen in a lot of G2 t-sides falling flat. G2 needed a better caller and I think they got that. (I know I am extremely biased)
2022-01-28 16:54
sexa>nexa cange my mind
2022-02-09 08:44
ez major
2022-01-27 15:21
#13
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Finland AliSabid
Less goo
2022-01-27 15:21
My man really said “Jackz who? NiKo, huNter and m0nesy got it, why buy a 5th pc setup?”
2022-01-27 15:22
3 replies
Everyone knows JackZ is in the team bc without him Hunter can't perform.
2022-01-27 17:08
2 replies
I know, I thought it was funny that Aleksi made specific comments about every player on the team but Jackz.
2022-01-27 17:43
1 reply
he did mention jackz when he said he and jackz are supportive elements of the team
2022-01-27 20:16
#16
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Germany CEO_OF_322
Who cares
2022-01-27 15:22
1 reply
I do
2022-01-27 15:30
ok NiKo will kick you in the next 6 months :)
2022-01-27 15:22
3 replies
but what if they win tournaments in the next 6 months
2022-01-27 17:10
2 replies
but NiKo would still want to igl
2022-01-27 17:11
1 reply
#183
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Canada Virauve
If NiKo wanted IGL he would of had it. Nexa didn’t want to be IGL, which is why he was replaced.
2022-01-27 18:47
#19
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Finland notits
nice to see that he already understands what the team needs to some degree
2022-01-27 15:22
2 replies
#30
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Serbia dziggy13
+1
2022-01-27 15:25
#91
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United States EDBX
He is a smart man who knows not to upset Niko if he wants to stay on the team. Even Nexa was trying to get brownie points in his HLTV interviews prior to being removed.
2022-01-27 15:54
Top 100 at best
2022-01-27 15:23
#25
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Finland PiapA
POGU
2022-01-27 15:23
#26
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Belgium jorneiro
Because NiKo will kick him if he tries axaxa
2022-01-27 15:24
8 replies
+1 and also harsh thing to say considering this could mean the rest of the team may need micromanagement
2022-01-27 15:25
3 replies
#44
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Brazil Lok72
saying hunter dont need =/= hunter choking major omegalul
2022-01-27 15:30
2 replies
guys like you will always have something to say about anyone other than your dad Fallen.
2022-01-27 16:10
1 reply
#123
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Brazil Lok72
rent free on yours
2022-01-27 16:42
exactly what i thought xd
2022-01-27 15:32
If you look at the experience level of the players that hes had before it would make sense that he would micro manage them Aleksib is now with players who are more experienced than him so there is no need for him to micro manage them
2022-01-27 17:07
He deserves to get kicked if he micromanages a star rifler. That's just stupid to do.
2022-01-27 20:54
+1
2022-01-27 22:44
#28
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Lithuania Jaguaras
Good stuff. If niko cannot win with igl as good as aleksi with that much firepower once again it's on him. But by his last major and form he hit on lan they should be to good.
2022-01-27 15:26
What about good guy JACKZITO ?
2022-01-27 15:27
6 replies
he dont exist to aleksib
2022-01-27 15:28
2 replies
#61
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Finland ZoqFotPik
"and me and Jackie kind of being the supportive/entry/adaptive roles"
2022-01-27 15:38
1 reply
Lol i found ur reply from tec9 article from 2014 and seeing an og fan in 2014 article made me shocked lmao Real OG here
2022-01-28 11:52
#102
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France JennseN
100% - if we can make this 3 people doing well, so we can think of somebody to replace Jacks, basically he said... sans déconner
2022-01-27 16:10
2 replies
wtf
2022-01-27 16:20
Wat
2022-01-27 19:39
#35
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Finland uSnaj69
AleksiGOD
2022-01-27 15:27
1 reply
Why is he God?
2022-01-27 15:56
he's right, this lineup has an actual potential of lifting trophies.
2022-01-27 15:27
poor Jacks aleksib didnt even mention him :(
2022-01-27 15:28
5 replies
He's weak ...
2022-01-27 15:33
go look at his stats
2022-01-27 15:35
He did tho "We know that we need to use m0NESY to his potential to make sure he can shine. And if we can get these three pieces rolling, and me and 'Jackie' kind of being the supportive/entry/adaptive roles, I don't see why this couldn't work to the potential that I see on paper."
2022-01-27 15:38
Reading the article might help a bit
2022-01-27 16:07
Yes he did
2022-01-28 09:30
#40
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Poland deji333
Pog
2022-01-27 15:28
striker not even wearing his G2 merch smh
2022-01-27 15:29
#43
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Brazil Lok72
lol surely hunter needs look the guy on majors finals, playing like shit by this interview I lost almost none faith I had in this new line-up, already making excuses
2022-01-27 15:29
11 replies
i have no faith in your intelligence,what does him choking in major have to do with micro managing,you know alot of igls dont micro manage at all or very little
2022-01-27 15:39
4 replies
#68
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Brazil Lok72
dont need your faith brat, saying someone doesnt need cara whereas you see them choking on the most important tourney of the game, surely you wouldnt understand just got in the scene with Ence fluke run
2022-01-27 15:41
3 replies
ok im pretty sure you don't know what micro managing even is, also what "fluke run" ence was a top 10 team every day since katowice and won blast madrid and got 2nd and 3rd in alot of tier 1 tourneys,idk why you even bring this up,maybe watch the video to even understand what his talking about
2022-01-27 15:45
2 replies
Do you think he (Lok72) noticed what aleksib said in the interview LUL LUL
2022-01-27 17:28
What he meant was that hunter looked like a bot in the major matches and committed a lot of mistakes that cost them the final against Navi. Because of that he thinks maybe hunter needs a bit of micromanaging.
2022-01-27 19:49
Choking and micromanaging are not related. You cant fix choking with micromanaging
2022-01-27 17:07
5 replies
#175
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Brazil Lok72
flair checks out low iq carb
2022-01-27 17:44
4 replies
#232
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
flag checks out
2022-01-27 22:26
3 replies
#255
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Brazil Lok72
flair checkv out
2022-01-28 05:25
2 replies
#275
rain | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
brain not found
2022-01-28 13:03
1 reply
#279
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Brazil Lok72
nt biskela
2022-01-28 13:59
#46
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Egypt BomberMan_
naice
2022-01-27 15:30
cool
2022-01-27 15:32
Ok, now I am hyped. I was afraid that Aleksi would try to change Niko's playstyle
2022-01-27 15:33
#51
Freya | 
Philippines J4DEM
Not necessary for those experienced dudes
2022-01-27 15:33
#52
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Best of luck Aleksi and G2! I'm personally really excited about this project.
2022-01-27 15:33
Aleksib is tactical genius. He is most know of his signature tactic "NiKo go kill". He also has second little known tactic of "huNter go kill". What a absolute legend. Top 3 igel for sure.
2022-01-27 15:35
3 replies
#79
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
hahahahahahaha 10/8
2022-01-27 15:49
he is going to make up a new legendary strat called " i buy p250 armor every round and drop m0nesy awp everytime i got the money" EZ 4 ENC.... i mean G2
2022-01-27 16:50
#185
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Canada Virauve
When those 2 tactics fail, he also has m0nesy, go kill.
2022-01-27 18:48
#56
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England DB_R20
and here come that downfall
2022-01-27 15:36
#57
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Switzerland nierg
I love that HLTV is doing these interviews and I especially love that the first one is with Aleksi
2022-01-27 15:36
1 reply
I think this interview put the bar high :D
2022-01-27 17:43
#58
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Peru cookiesabc
im so hyped for g2
2022-01-27 15:36
g2 navi waiting room
2022-01-27 15:37
I cant see them stopping NaVi era, Vitality and Gambit has bigger chances on stopping it honestly
2022-01-27 15:40
4 replies
Niko almost stopped navi at major , now they got better roster a real awper, they just need time foe example 2 events, then they will start winning
2022-01-27 15:47
3 replies
they will win, of course, but not against Navi, no one can really stop Navi imo. Sometimes these all star players rosters just doesnt work. Also funny how everyone puts m0nesy on the same boat as s1mple/ZywOo. He literally hasnt proved anything on tier 1 so far, he couldnt even carry his Navi junior team to win academy league over mouz NXT. I dont think he will suck but he wont put up crazy numbers anymore, think he will be like average AWPer
2022-01-27 15:57
2 replies
Don t forget NaVi will not play like this forever.I m very excited amd curious about NaVi this year, can they keep going? After Astralis era things are a little strange because they ve been top 1 for so long but overall teams don t get to be top 1 for that long, in the end somebody is gonna get you.If NaVi is still playing as good as they did before break they are safe for at least half an year, but it s gonna be a hard year overall, even for them.
2022-01-27 16:46
1 reply
ofc that they will fall apart. someday, this is inevitable destiny of every team. But I feel like they've managed to establish an era. They are not THAT dominant as for example Astralis used to be, there are chances for teams to a win map or even a series, in Astralis era it was always hunt. But they are winning event after event and even though opponents may have chances in the series they always come out as the better team and pretty much comfortably win. The scene is more competitive year by year, so of course it will not be easy for them (especially considering all these transitions that happened during this winter break, like G2, Vitality, maybe even FaZe, all these wanna dethrone them) but I think they can keep this level up, they finally fulfilled their potential and I dont think they will let their era go. I dont see any reason why they should drop off, plus with all those transitions it might take some time for teams to get into a propper shape
2022-01-27 20:35
#66
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Serbia bra1np
Omg, shittalking
2022-01-27 15:40
#73
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Denmark slacking
biggest fail 2022
2022-01-27 15:44
i got 7 organism by watching this video
2022-01-27 15:49
3 replies
#82
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El Salvador Bredalow
What organisms ? Plants Animals?
2022-01-27 15:51
yeah? what species?
2022-01-27 15:51
1 reply
you know same organism what naisten pojat gives 6 per one night
2022-01-27 17:02
before aleksib signing:"omg aleksib micromanaging will not work with niko or hunter they are already good as they are" aleksib says he wont micromanage them much:"omg why he don't micromanage niko or hunter i lost all faith gg" pls decide
2022-01-27 15:49
3 replies
#85
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El Salvador Bredalow
Why not both
2022-01-27 15:51
1 reply
he can of course adapt,if anyone watched the video they would know he just talked about positioning and holding angles witch they already do well so he has nothing to micro manage
2022-01-27 15:54
#270
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Finland KieZuZ
They dont need micromanaging. They need manhandling
2022-01-28 11:18
good interview. i like aleksib and this team. im a g2 fan now.
2022-01-27 15:51
#87
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Finland H0rnPub
Unstoppable in 3months, then player break and Niko has 2 much alcohol -> 0-5 grps
2022-01-27 15:53
The Undertaker will ruin their dreams.
2022-01-27 15:58
5 replies
#99
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Finland Teukkasd
may i ask which players u mean by undertaker
2022-01-27 16:04
4 replies
he's talking about himself in 3rd person
2022-01-27 16:13
#142
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Switzerland nierg
S1mple is known as the undertaker, I think because of the Superstitum videos about him.
2022-01-27 17:05
2 replies
#176
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Finland Teukkasd
oh yeah i forgot that, thanks man!
2022-01-27 17:45
1 reply
#192
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Switzerland nierg
Np mens))
2022-01-27 19:01
kirdez >
2022-01-27 16:01
When he was talking about bo1s I had such a strong Mad Lions nuke bo1 ptsd its insane In general I love so much how diplomatic, caring and respectful Aleksi is in all of his interviews towards his new and previous teammates, real captain
2022-01-27 16:01
1 reply
#106
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Finland byrbyl
Thank you for reminding...
2022-01-27 16:14
I feel kind of bad for Vitality reading all of this. G2 was on their way up, things going decently well past half year and the changes are exciting. They have two new guys with high potential to reach the top and eager to show their worth. Vitality was doing really well, had a strong national team. They then decided to get two once great players join. But what is the expectation? They have been performing mediocre the last year, they have once been at the top - do they have the same motivation? I hope to be proven wrong, but right now I am all eyes on G2.
2022-01-27 16:14
1 reply
In the short term I expect G2 to be quite stronger than Vitality, but just give enough time for the danish and the french to understand each other and hopefully apEX and zonic to be in the same page and they can develop a very solid long-term teamwork. The problem I see in G2 as that we all know what happens with NiKo and their coaches and igl's the moment the good vibes end.
2022-01-27 16:55
#108
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Czech Republic Fugabarba
Me NiKo SMOrc Me kick Alexib SMOrc
2022-01-27 16:18
Gl
2022-01-27 16:26
aleksib lulw. we'll see
2022-01-27 16:29
#119
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Denmark twinseN
Jinxed
2022-01-27 16:33
#120
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Serbia hitomi79
"Niko and hunter- don't need micro-management!" Then wtF is your purpose in G2??? So sad for nexa...
2022-01-27 16:35
14 replies
#122
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Portugal W!LDF1RE
Micromanaging=\=IGL AleksiB is there to be a good IGL, something G2 didn't have with Nexa. That doesn't mean he has to tell NiKo or HuNter to plant the bomb or smth.
2022-01-27 16:38
4 replies
#145
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Serbia hitomi79
So, according to micro =\ = IGL fact, Aleksi said that brothers don't need an IGL directives. Does that mean he is brought to G2 to manage awper and hard entry player? Cause that's a waste of time and another year lost to adaptation and petty excuses for the narrow losses.
2022-01-27 17:08
3 replies
#166
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Finland ThaMuse
Bruh. Do you know what micromanaging is? Because based on these comments you definitely don't. You can igl without micromanaging players. Aleksi didn't say they don't need directions from the igl, he said they don't need someone constantly guiding them.
2022-01-27 17:25
2 replies
#186
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Serbia hitomi79
I ran a small theater with 20 employees, I'm 43, but disregard my comment, mming in my time was dealing with issues on smaller scale, something Aleksi is most praised by smarter people than me.
2022-01-27 18:52
1 reply
#219
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Finland ThaMuse
Yes he is praised on how he get into the smallest details of plays. Doesn't mean that if he doesn't mm, he isn't igl:ing. They don't cancel each other out.
2022-01-27 21:12
perhaps not having a dogshit T side and map pool?
2022-01-27 16:45
4 replies
#137
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Finland byrbyl
Welllll Aleksi ain't brining a map pool to G2 either😬
2022-01-27 16:57
1 reply
In fact he can make a hell of a map pool with these players. Ancient and Vertigo is some kind of questionmarks, but im sure their Mirage, D2, Nuke and Inferno will be tough as diamond because Aleksi have made them work well in previous teams too. Im not that concerned, they just need couple of months.
2022-01-27 17:12
#148
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Serbia hitomi79
In todays meta there is almost no team with better T side.
2022-01-27 17:09
1 reply
if G2 even had a T side, that is. It was all just NiKo getting entries and opening up rounds
2022-01-27 17:22
Experienced players are able to manage their micro-game by themselves He is gonna work on macro-level with Xtqzzz and Swany
2022-01-27 17:11
3 replies
#158
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Serbia hitomi79
I respect that, but the key word that community is praising Aleksi for is "micro" not general strategy.
2022-01-27 17:18
2 replies
Honestly you're right in a way that his macro was rarely mentioned even though I think some periods OG played exceptionally well on T side especially in terms of rotations and gaining/using info In ENCE there was this joke about going A then going B tho :D
2022-01-27 17:23
1 reply
#190
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Serbia hitomi79
Yeah, I remember, going A, then faking B but still going A :)
2022-01-27 18:59
#121
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Portugal W!LDF1RE
Long format interviews really bring out the intelligence and mentality of people. Aleksi really looked like a very smart and down to earth guy
2022-01-27 16:37
In other words: he can't control them cause they have stronger leadership skills than him.
2022-01-27 16:48
4 replies
+1
2022-01-27 22:46
In other words: you are not very smart
2022-01-28 03:00
2 replies
Tell me you are an Aleksb0t fan without telling me you are a b0tsib fan, you started xD
2022-01-28 09:10
1 reply
Fan? Wtf
2022-01-28 10:47
i came
2022-01-27 16:49
3 replies
I saw
2022-01-27 16:52
2 replies
#157
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Indonesia FinZzz
I conquered
2022-01-27 17:15
1 reply
#159
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Serbia hitomi79
I betrayed
2022-01-27 17:20
So the new G2 is : Niko = superstar/secondary caller/awper/entry/rifle aleksib, jackz, monesy, hunter = doing something XTQZZZ = learning english KEKWKEKWKEKW
2022-01-27 16:52
10 replies
Lmao
2022-01-27 17:09
7 replies
#155
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Serbia hitomi79
He is right, tbh! Lost my respect to this org the moment they disrespected the guy who had to suffer in the role he never wanted to play and endured for 2 and a half years.
2022-01-27 17:14
6 replies
Realno trebali su bench-ovati jackz-a i dovesti m0nesy-a umesto njega i zadrzati nexu, bolji je fragger od aleksija i dugo je u timu
2022-01-27 17:25
5 replies
#188
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Serbia hitomi79
Taj fazon, Nemanja Kovač je kapiten, njegova je bila poslednja, napravio je glup potez jer mu je Džeki boj naj-ortak.
2022-01-27 18:56
#235
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
jel vi pratite relog? Nije momak htio iglat i xtqz ga kickao sta tu nije jasno i da ne dobijemo ban zbog ovih komentara nastavite na engleskom Sorry jonathan
2022-01-27 22:31
3 replies
#289
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Serbia hitomi79
Jesi gledao nexu danas?
2022-01-29 23:42
2 replies
#290
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Jesam svaka cast momak pokidao msm da je i za g2 i za og bio bolji transfer nije pokazao puno potencijal u g2 svu srecu mu zelim
2022-01-30 00:36
1 reply
#291
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Serbia hitomi79
+1
2022-01-30 00:37
I recommend actually watching the interview, you could make see it differently you know.
2022-01-27 17:21
Of course aleksi can't spill all the beans about what is going on in the team but this made me laugh.
2022-01-27 18:47
Now all they need is a full time shrink for Niko. He needs to lighten up a lot, and respect the skills of his opponents.
2022-01-27 16:59
they will be aboslutely unstoppable once he implements the legendary go B but actually go A strat , remember these words
2022-01-27 17:01
Tldr: "i got easier job here"
2022-01-27 17:12
He is so great at micro managing that all the players on OG played worse than on their previous teams 😂 😂 😂
2022-01-27 17:15
9 replies
Except nbk who remained the same form as in Vitality all other OG players used to play in worse teams and vs worse opposition lmao
2022-01-27 17:25
4 replies
Valde went from North hard carry and top 10 potential to shit what are you talking about man. Nbk too big ego to be micromanaged
2022-01-27 17:27
3 replies
North played DH Opens while OG played all of tier 1 tournaments possible, Blast & EPL & RMR etc Added: you can also can check his hltv stats, all-time or from 2017 to 2021 year by year, his stats vs the best teams are not that impressive, 1.10 and lower even close to 1.0
2022-01-27 17:39
Valde north hard carry :DD Thanks for the laughs, made my day
2022-01-27 20:30
1 reply
He was their best player what are you on about?
2022-01-27 20:38
#173
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Finland byrbyl
mantuu tier 4 attax, rifler > 1.13 rating in first year in OG and the first year as the main AWP, almost HLTV top 20 player Valde tier 2.5 North > slightly improved his stats in the first two years in OG Flamez tier 4 ENDPOINT/tier 6 AEQUUS > He went from 1.15 to 1.08 That's clearly because Aleksibot is a noob and not beacause he played against way tougher opponents!
2022-01-27 17:44
3 replies
What a qualification for the major for FraudB
2022-01-27 18:57
2 replies
#193
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Finland byrbyl
huh?
2022-01-27 19:02
1 reply
It's a football twitter thing for the guys that put out 100stats about their favorite player and you just point out the obvious terrible stat that they omitted on purpose. Exemple: "What a league goal for messi"
2022-01-27 19:04
#163
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France bjjthibz
I like what he says about Le Divin Chauve (xtqzzz). If Niko and Hunter feel the same about him, G2 will be a great team !
2022-01-27 17:24
1 reply
xtqzzz is not barthez, cmon
2022-01-27 19:14
great pickup
2022-01-27 17:36
Stars only work when they win, if not they tilt.
2022-01-27 17:50
underwhelming roster.
2022-01-27 18:42
I don't think you can micromanage such a big ego as NiKo anyway. And huNter thinks to be ''on point'' on the ego side too, since he joined his cousin in G2 so...
2022-01-27 18:55
3 replies
#198
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Sweden Smauxx
Ya. But I think you got big ego too.
2022-01-27 19:12
1 reply
aleksi wouldn't have to micromanage me either :)
2022-01-27 23:36
#298
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Europe S0me_dude
What's point in micromanaging a top 3 player, Niko been on t1 scene way longer than Aleksib and he won much more tournaments. It's Niko who can teach Aleksi a few tricks, not the other way around lmao
2022-02-02 06:22
Can't wait. <3
2022-01-27 19:07
#196
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Spain x676
Nice interview.
2022-01-27 19:10
1 reply
#238
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France JennseN
yea
2022-01-27 22:38
Goat XTQZZZ gonna teach these guys how to behave
2022-01-27 19:22
Cant wait To see how g2 performs. Btw Niko is most toxic/unlikeable pro on cs scene on my opinion
2022-01-27 19:23
3 replies
still probably more likable than allu
2022-01-27 20:36
niko is unlikable for brainwashed people
2022-01-27 21:47
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????? ?????????? because???????????????
2022-01-28 01:47
Aleksib found hes way back to top 5 team. Where is Allu? :D Cant wait to see what is G2 lineup able to achieve now.
2022-01-27 19:36
Well said.
2022-01-27 19:40
#206
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Finland WhyUBulla
HLTV noobs getting rekt AHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
2022-01-27 20:14
Ok but navi will beat them
2022-01-27 20:14
I'm pretty sure he'll soon realize that monesy doesn't need it either.
2022-01-27 20:40
Like
2022-01-27 20:41
kk
2022-01-27 20:44
Translation: I could instantly see that if i try to micromanage niko or his cousin, i would be put on the transfer list.
2022-01-27 20:51
2 replies
lolmao this 100%
2022-01-27 21:45
lmao
2022-01-27 22:31
#221
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Chad kdorek
"If we can get NiKo, huNter, and m0NESY rolling, I don't see why this couldn't work to the potential that I see on paper" Sounds confident in his own ability LOL
2022-01-27 21:41
2 replies
He's just praising his teammates skills. What's wrong with that? Should he write "If people follow my strats we will easily be rolling"?
2022-01-28 03:31
1 reply
exactly lmao
2022-01-28 06:05
He didn't even try to micromanage them, they would fuck him off right away.
2022-01-27 21:46
#226
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United States Teztyment
G2 Army baby
2022-01-27 21:57
Looking forward to see how “Leonard” junior play with Niko brothers.
2022-01-27 22:28
Hi, my name is Jackz and I play for G2.
2022-01-27 22:55
so essentially just pug team? let niko and hunter to go play 2v5. Wait to see if monsey can get a pick them bait out one of the bomb sites before rushing the site with less presence? however ... poor Monsey niko's streams lately he's been focusing on awp even when queuing with monsey haha
2022-01-27 23:09
3 replies
His point is that he doesn't have to micromanage them to have the rounds going the way he likes to. He can just call a strat and people will adapt by themselves on the run.
2022-01-28 03:33
2 replies
OR he realizes that it doesn't matter what he says he has 2 players that believe their choices can never be wrong and it's just how g2 is gonna be?
2022-01-28 08:32
1 reply
Ok?
2022-01-28 08:37
#243
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Canada chanse
Translation: Niko and his cousin don't need my calling, my role is acting as a decoration, with no ability to frag. I'm here to boost they 2.0 rating.
2022-01-27 23:36
4 replies
Translation on chanse: I'm not very smart and it shows.
2022-01-28 03:34
3 replies
#259
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Canada chanse
crying?
2022-01-28 07:46
2 replies
#292
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Finland JammuCSGO
ur mom was when you were born hahaha lmffao
2022-01-30 02:19
1 reply
#294
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Finland (RANE)
ladies and gentlemen we got him
2022-01-31 08:03
Jackz reading this and crying
2022-01-27 23:37
Actually really hyped for this lineup. Now or never mister Aleksi!
2022-01-28 01:48
this guys the worst T1 pro, hes not in a position to micromanage anyone anyways. g2 is doomed with him
2022-01-28 04:11
4 replies
Worst T1 pro who got Ence in top 2 and OG in top 6. Yep. makes sense.
2022-01-28 09:42
1 reply
ence has never been relevant
2022-01-29 01:12
na cs is doomed. everyone is washed. only twistzzz has a future.
2022-02-06 13:08
1 reply
naf and elige too!
2022-02-06 19:56
If be would even try to Micro Niko he would have lasted 1 day in this team, niko probably told him to stfu lol
2022-01-28 07:05
So is this Aleksi calling all his former team mates shit?
2022-01-28 11:27
2 replies
#297
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Europe S0me_dude
Yes, can't wait to see new OG beating G2
2022-02-02 06:13
1 reply
i don't even have anything against Aleksi or G2, but it would be hilarious if OG beat them :D
2022-02-02 09:23
niko, hunter, and m0nesy. poor jackz left out while aleksibot probably gonna drag their team down
2022-01-28 11:52
Slowly they won't need you aleksi, just like nexa
2022-01-28 12:41
NiKo will kick him in less than 6 months.
2022-01-28 13:08
G2 will be the best team "on paper" ever ...to fail miserably.
2022-01-28 13:39
if it doesnt last it will be exactly due to those 2 so he better suck their weewees
2022-01-28 21:56
#293
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India JinKazama
lol this guy talks about micromanaging niko and hunter. its okay to be confident, but this is borderline cocky. i foresee this dude out of G2 in less than 6 months.
2022-01-31 07:56
3 replies
U can't foresee something if u're unseeing
2022-01-31 17:13
indian cs player moment, bruh he`s igl don`t be stupid
2022-01-31 17:15
1 reply
#299
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India JinKazama
oooo im burnt. lol
2022-02-02 07:23
AleksiB and micromanaging Why is this on the front page all the time? It makes me laugh so fucking hard every time. The most overrated and useless IGL of all CS GO history.
2022-02-10 15:22
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