NiKo and huNter- extend contracts with G2

The Bosnian duo has penned a multi-year extension with their organization.

Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač have committed their future to G2 ahead of the PGL Antwerp Major as the team has announced a contract renewal with the Kovač cousins on Saturday. While the exact duration of the extension hasn't been revealed, HLTV.org has confirmed that a multi-year deal has been agreed upon between the parties.

The Kovač cousins are sticking to G2

huNter- has been a part of G2 since October of 2019, when he joined the internationals squad from CR4ZY after breaking out alongside Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković. NiKo's addition to the team came a year later, in November of 2020, in a blockbuster transfer from FaZe.

With their extensions, the 25-year-old NiKo and 26-year-old huNter- have committed their prime competitive years to G2. Both players have shown great individual form during their time with the squad, having been ranked top 20 players of 2020 and 2021, but trophies continue to escape them.

G2 will be hoping their fortunes change soon as they head into the PGL Antwerp Major, which they kick off with a game against Liquid on May 9th. The team is currently ranked sixth in the world, having impressed in their debut under Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's leadership at IEM Katowice, but failed to keep up their form at ESL Pro League and the PGL RMR.

G2 have the following lineup:

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač
France Audric "⁠JACKZ⁠" Jug
Russia Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov
Finland Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen

France Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam (coach)

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1231
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
France Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1054
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1596
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:
1.20
Maps played:
221
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
nice
2022-05-07 18:00
46 replies
g2 hasn't won a tier 1 tournament since dreamhack malmo 2017. what a waste of money
2022-05-07 18:05
45 replies
+1
2022-05-07 18:11
1 reply
RIP career
2022-05-07 18:45
+1
2022-05-07 18:13
2 replies
Tbh, the team gets more likes, memes, buzz, followers and clout when they go 0-3. It's a part of their brand.
2022-05-08 22:39
1 reply
as a fan of g2 I can agree
2022-05-11 20:04
+1
2022-05-07 18:14
But it isn't your money. If g2 loves to waste money for losers it is their choice
2022-05-07 18:14
9 replies
it hastn to be his money to say its a waste.
2022-05-07 18:16
6 replies
+1 to that menns
2022-05-07 18:20
but if someone wants to waste his money let him do it.
2022-05-07 18:24
4 replies
how did he not LET them do it?
2022-05-07 18:25
3 replies
by telling carlos not to do it
2022-05-07 18:26
2 replies
i arent think that mens
2022-05-07 18:26
forgot carlos reads hltv comments and runs his business based on them
2022-05-08 18:11
Niko and hunter losers?
2022-05-11 16:19
1 reply
In CSGO world they win nothing so yes.
2022-05-11 18:53
well carlos said on hltv confirmed that the csgo division is profitable, so he isn't losing any money, he's making money
2022-05-07 18:21
14 replies
he also said he signed Niko to challenge S1mple. And? even S1mple in his worst days is better than the whole g2 org
2022-05-07 18:27
9 replies
S1mple doesn't like you or your country bro :(
2022-05-07 19:04
5 replies
Oh he spent in Germany more time than in any other country (except for Ukraine obv) And he took the most money from germany. So we already bought him LUL. 70% of his earned prizemoney is from ex-german company ESL
2022-05-07 19:17
3 replies
I'm not rasist I just don't like _____ Fill the gap
2022-05-07 19:32
2 replies
youtube.com/watch?v=mUEqNY1Eg0o I love the rap. the funny thing is that S1mple shows the Adolf greet in the original video. If the west media would know S1mple they could use the video to make a story that Ukraine has nazis. But I personally know he was an internet guy and he acts in the video like any guy on the internet. No reason to cry about it. I also don't see Germany as a race. Even though I've lived here my whole life I think at least german politics and how they handle things are fucking stupid. because I learned a lot. nay guy who studied economics knows how fucking bad gov use their money.
2022-05-07 19:39
Also don't forget about "cya in hell" ".... ....(two popular german words during WW2 era) mother fuckers"
2022-05-07 19:43
no1 likes germany thats the thing not only s1mple the whole world hates germans atleast i can start a better life there than in my crap country
2022-05-10 22:45
atleast the G2 org isn't at the verge of collapse
2022-05-07 20:21
1 reply
Oh if someday one comes and demands that g2 pay back their debts it will die asap.
2022-05-07 20:24
s1mple on his worst day is better than anybody...if u think otherwise u are delusional
2022-05-08 17:50
well how can u prove that he is right? by believing him?
2022-05-07 18:37
3 replies
yes?
2022-05-08 00:57
2 replies
u must be naive af
2022-05-08 01:28
1 reply
The same people believe their fake news medias.
2022-05-10 10:43
+1
2022-05-07 18:34
It's about time!
2022-05-07 18:54
#97
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United States DarkFX
Cry cry
2022-05-07 18:55
Niko is a popular player, I'm sure he's selling enough jerseys that he's worth keeping around. And him and Hunter have great chemistry, and m0nsey is going to keep getting better and more experienced. Honestly great move from G2
2022-05-07 19:07
#112
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Europe Zwenix
Maybe no trophies but a lot of finals which is also a pretty great achievement
2022-05-07 19:29
they will get top 4 this major copium
2022-05-07 19:37
thinking prize money is what orgs care about
2022-05-07 21:08
NO KENNYS NO TROPHY
2022-05-07 22:03
at least they are super entertaining team, both on server and on social media, fuck throphies if you play boring AF (prime astralis :))
2022-05-08 01:06
1 reply
i agreed with you until the last part, delete it
2022-05-08 01:38
#163
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2022-05-08 01:26
#170
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
they make money from sponsors not trophies. G2 has most likely made a big profit. sponsors dont give a fuck if you win as long as you make finals. and prize money for 2nd isnt bad either not to mention all the shirt sales
2022-05-08 06:09
Obviously don’t know how ads or sponsors work
2022-05-09 04:42
#213
 | 
United Kingdom emobe
flag checks out
2022-05-12 12:01
ez
2022-05-07 18:00
Deserved
2022-05-07 18:00
1 reply
#59
 | 
Finland Kashmiir
Oh no
2022-05-07 18:22
pog
2022-05-07 18:00
Expected.
2022-05-07 18:00
#7
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Finland Eestu
Nice.
2022-05-07 18:00
#8
 | 
Germany MTD3
ez
2022-05-07 18:00
nice
2022-05-07 18:01
Pog
2022-05-07 18:01
lets go G2 <3
2022-05-07 18:01
1 reply
#98
 | 
United States DarkFX
G2 winning this major
2022-05-07 18:56
pog for g2
2022-05-07 18:01
rip
2022-05-07 18:02
pog
2022-05-07 18:02
#17
 | 
Norway TheDEA
Big L for G2. 2 more years without any 1st place finishes
2022-05-07 18:02
1 reply
#101
 | 
United States DarkFX
Shiiiiiiiiit, watch and see there big shot
2022-05-07 18:56
Nice for calrosRr
2022-05-07 18:03
actually a bad thing for g2, NiKo's the problem
2022-05-07 18:04
2 replies
Even if he is underperforming who would they replace him with
2022-05-07 20:47
1 reply
+1 He is just baiting
2022-05-09 09:06
#21
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Sweden frizzahh
Nice for 0 zero incoming trophies
2022-05-07 18:04
2 replies
+1
2022-05-07 18:11
+1
2022-05-07 18:35
#23
 | 
United States Virgin Islands spreemelon
nice now - jackz + yekindar
2022-05-07 18:05
8 replies
#36
 | 
Czech Republic Starold
cringe
2022-05-07 18:10
6 replies
#46
 | 
United States Virgin Islands spreemelon
if G2 not top 8 at major then - jackz confirmed relax
2022-05-07 18:14
5 replies
#74
 | 
Czech Republic Starold
I would start with -aleksiBot
2022-05-07 18:36
3 replies
yes -Aleksi +Yekindar, Niko IGL. surely it will work this time
2022-05-07 22:33
2 replies
#154
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Czech Republic Starold
aleksiB tier 3 aim
2022-05-07 23:45
Let amanek back over jackz. Amanek igl. Ez.
2022-05-08 00:22
#150
 | 
Russia super_rat
this not happens
2022-05-07 23:01
+1 carlos please
2022-05-07 18:33
no jackz interesting
2022-05-07 18:05
2 replies
#77
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Jackz was part of the french g2 roster, so probably signing on different time
2022-05-07 18:38
1 reply
yea that is true.
2022-05-07 18:42
Glad for the Boys but tbh brotherhood never works in comp scene. They would perform better separately
2022-05-07 18:07
2 replies
It works when they both play like beasts. This is not hen1 lucas situation where one is a complete bot.
2022-05-07 18:28
1 reply
+1
2022-05-09 15:38
nice
2022-05-07 18:06
come on
2022-05-07 18:06
#30
m0NESY | 
Romania wadd
Nice 👍
2022-05-07 18:07
goatz
2022-05-07 18:07
#32
 | 
Poland Burgers
they need more Kovac like that young talent from Slovakia
2022-05-07 18:09
2 replies
#171
 | 
Canada JonZherka
Ladislav cyka kovac
2022-05-08 07:11
1 reply
#180
 | 
Poland Burgers
hellyeah
2022-05-08 10:51
#33
 | 
Europe XAXAXAXA27
🥶🥶 0 trophies Awarding failures is the new low
2022-05-07 18:09
Last big contract before they are washed.
2022-05-07 18:09
#35
 | 
Czech Republic Starold
sad
2022-05-07 18:10
When are they going to win a level 1 tournament? They haven't won anything for 4 years and they only have 4 trophies in their history! They're a joke.
2022-05-07 18:13
nice
2022-05-07 18:13
#43
 | 
Czech Republic JameS_19
bro huNter is 26, so he will soon turn 27, and if they got "multi-year contract" its probably for something like 3-4 years. And if huNter is turning 27, idk about 3 year contract, there isnt a top 20 player older than 28 if I am right. I feel like this is waste of money from Carlos, but he didnt have many options to get NiKo to resign, it would be much harder without huNter on the team
2022-05-07 18:13
2 replies
Hunter only started playing competitive csgo in his 20s, I’m sure he can stay motivated to play at the top level for more years.
2022-05-07 18:46
1 reply
+1, totally different from people starting in their teens. Good teams can also stay together longer, since they motivate each other, but the second they fall they fall hard.
2022-05-08 00:24
carlos why dont you just give me the money
2022-05-07 18:14
ok
2022-05-07 18:16
#49
 | 
Malaysia AtPdTrZ
so niko signed for a year and a half at first
2022-05-07 18:16
#50
 | 
Luxembourg fowkingell
Another couple of years without trophies for g2 it is
2022-05-07 18:16
#52
 | 
Brazil davidzor
Best year from NiKo in CS was alongside Karrigan.
2022-05-07 18:18
6 replies
How niko really plays csgo 2 was insane.
2022-05-07 18:22
4 replies
#69
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Czech Republic CopeXar
>a clip montage was insane And?
2022-05-07 18:29
3 replies
I bet I can count on fingers if you can bring up better "clip montages" of other pros, regarding aim, related to pro CS. so... if there ain't many.. wait my bad didnt see the flair. fell for the bait.
2022-05-07 21:09
2 replies
#191
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Czech Republic CopeXar
The point is it's a montage, you can make make anyone look good in one. I agree that NiKo probably had his best year so far in 2021, but it's better to link statistics from HLTV than reference a video :)
2022-05-08 19:49
1 reply
im waiting for you to find reaction time, mean xhair displacement in steradians stats in hltv. thanks in advance.
2022-05-09 09:07
Achievment vise yes, but his peak as a player was last year, arguably better than 2017/18
2022-05-07 23:05
#53
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Egypt BomberMan_
this will either be the best move g2 cs has ever made or the worse one
2022-05-07 18:19
maybe NiKo has 3 more cousins so they can be #1 team forever
2022-05-07 18:22
rip g2
2022-05-07 18:24
#68
 | 
Iceland Voidsphere
NiKo will be the problem for years to come, great :)
2022-05-07 18:28
Feel free 2 cry. GO G2 GO
2022-05-07 18:34
#76
 | 
Other Quagmire_
Good stuff
2022-05-07 18:38
#78
 | 
India mirapakay
hunter had serbian flag before?
2022-05-07 18:38
4 replies
True, because he represented Serbia at WESG one year
2022-05-07 19:51
3 replies
#122
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India mirapakay
so he changed nationality?
2022-05-07 19:54
2 replies
HuNter is fakeflagging hltv confirmed ?
2022-05-07 23:06
No he played for serbia at wesg which is totally normal I think espiranto also played something like that
2022-05-08 23:23
#80
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Finland AliSabid
Lets go bois!
2022-05-07 18:38
lets gooooooo guys <3
2022-05-07 18:40
nice for g2...
2022-05-07 18:42
#84
 | 
India Faze0089
Best decision ever made, G2 will win the major with niko and hunter, Either in Antwerp or in Brazil. Write it down. Let's go G2.
2022-05-07 18:42
change your org name to g1 so trophies may come here finally.
2022-05-07 18:42
rip FaZe Hunter and C9 NiKo :(
2022-05-07 18:50
many trophies to come!!! oh wait..
2022-05-07 18:52
interesting timeline, 2023 aleksib free, niko free, hunter free, ence all contracts expires and jamppis team liquid contract is done. ence 2023 aleksib jamppi sergej / xseven jimpphat oopee
2022-05-07 18:52
11 replies
And Jimpphat's VAC-ban expires in January 2023 :D
2022-05-07 18:56
3 replies
yes, i had that in mine but forgot to say it lol
2022-05-07 19:29
2 replies
But if derke made a return to cs he would be in that team instead of oopee. That'd be a real Finnish superteam.
2022-05-07 19:53
1 reply
nope, derke was awper wasnt he
2022-05-07 20:06
Current ence lineup >
2022-05-07 18:57
1 reply
opinion rejected
2022-05-07 19:29
#125
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Finland 5way
oopee :DD
2022-05-07 20:00
4 replies
yes? really good anchor and best finnish entry atm. Also remember hes in team under allu and twista currently so in 7 months he will be good. also aerial was really good under aleksib before so maybe him then
2022-05-07 20:06
3 replies
#148
 | 
Finland 5way
in 7 months?? where are you pulling these numbers from? who knows if temp even exists in 7 months
2022-05-07 22:43
2 replies
in 7 months its january with my quick maffs, thats where i get it? well we dont know if it exists in 7 months, but thats kinda weird way to look teams "zywoo will be good in 1 year" "in 1 year?? where are you pulling these numbers from? who knows if zywoo even exists in 1 year?!!!"
2022-05-07 23:42
1 reply
#159
 | 
Finland 5way
january? yes january, what the hell is so special with january? :D
2022-05-08 00:49
#93
 | 
France Tornation
looking back at G2's history the switch away from the french scene has really not had the intended effect (winning)
2022-05-07 18:52
#94
 | 
Aruba defoliant
expected
2022-05-07 18:54
One of the best duos in CS, happy they got signed for a while
2022-05-07 18:54
rip G2 out of top5, soon to be out of top10
2022-05-07 18:56
Nik0
2022-05-07 19:13
RIP CAREER
2022-05-07 19:20
Cool
2022-05-07 19:25
Age is irrelevant im 31 and better than all of you mostly.
2022-05-07 19:29
1 reply
#137
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Serbia DjapeZ
xD
2022-05-07 20:51
Expecteed, great players with good synergy
2022-05-07 19:54
congratz
2022-05-07 20:51
#142
 | 
Fiji Watamelon
kovac duo will continue to farm
2022-05-07 21:23
nice! 2 more years without titles for G2
2022-05-07 21:40
1 reply
+2
2022-05-08 00:09
g2 could be decent if they kicked niko, but gl
2022-05-07 21:51
Like Gaules calls him, Niko is a tilted old bloke that always choke. G2 won't be great with him.
2022-05-07 22:58
So NiKo will kick the other three after the major?
2022-05-08 00:10
If they don’t wanna say max 1-2 years
2022-05-08 00:57
#164
 | 
Slovakia Adwarin
nice, Kovač brothers will stay together for a long time
2022-05-08 01:27
#167
 | 
United Kingdom Bullitead
Now have to see what happens with Jackz, AleksiB and M0nesy have only just joined so Jackz is the one without a longer term contract. If Jackz doesn’t hit consistently decent ratings over the next few months then they may let him go.
2022-05-08 01:48
1 reply
Jackz can be quite good sometimes. I don't think g2 would want to break their team just yet.
2022-05-08 07:57
jackz, m0nesy, and aleksib will be gone in 6 months.
2022-05-08 06:07
Made the right decision as always. Goat org. At this point you can't ever question what they do, it always turns out to be right. People have learnt this long time ago Btw how are some people so stupid to think that means the other 3 might be kicked based on that when their contract durations and standards are different? The only one who's at risk is Jackz
2022-05-08 07:34
i mean even if they dont win any trophies g2 prob still makes tons of money cuz of them lol.
2022-05-08 07:30
Nice boys
2022-05-08 10:07
#177
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Czech Republic Evis1337
hunter holding niko like his bae
2022-05-08 10:13
I tried to calculate their contract durations but I ended up with a problem. See, with formulas as shown by a simple google search: omgfacts.com/how-many-shitloads-are-in-a.. buttload X 10 = 1 butt ton butt ton X 10 = 1 assload assload X 10 = 1 asston asston X 10 = 1 shitload shitload X 10 = 1 shitton shitton X 10 = 1 fuckload fuckload X 10 = 1 fuckton I thought I could make it out cause their Twitter post states "fuckton and a half" which means it's 15 fuckloads. But video thumbnail states it's "a fuckload" of years. 1 Fuckload =/= 15 Fuckloads G2 needs to get on top of ther math game, @CarlosR ples fix
2022-05-08 10:33
1 reply
nice
2022-05-08 15:49
Serbs from Bosnia. Wiki
2022-05-08 12:25
ChoKo paycheck stealer
2022-05-08 15:36
W
2022-05-08 17:04
WASHED
2022-05-08 18:11
1 reply
YOUR BRAIN FOR SURE
2022-05-09 00:11
good waste of money, they could easily build a better roster without niko and hunter.
2022-05-08 18:33
#198
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Netherlands dabadpad
still no major
2022-05-09 04:44
nice
2022-05-09 06:46
It's more like 'G2 extends contract with trophyless'.
2022-05-09 09:05
#209
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Kazakhstan nugop
Deserved 👍🏻
2022-05-11 19:06
only found out they're cousins today
2022-05-11 20:01
les gooooooooooooooo
2022-05-12 10:35
money money money money money
2022-05-12 16:57
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