hampus: "This is the lineup I want to see us keep going with"

"I'm going for the final, man," a confident Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser told HLTV after securing a spot in the Champions stage.

NIP have secured their spot in the Major's playoffs after going 3-1 in the Legends stage, where their only defeat came at the hands of Natus Vincere in the 2-0 pool. "Losing in the groups? We don't want to do that, you know? So we push through," hampus said in regards to NIP's consistent playoff runs after beating FURIA to secure their appearance at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp.

hampus' aim is now bettering NIP's quarter-final finish at the last Major

The Swedish team's in-game leader also took some time to talk about the swift qualification for the next stage of the tournament, NIP's evolution with the addition of Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin and Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen moving to the AWP, the core of the team being a perennial playoff contender, and their goals for the Champions stage.

You're through, 3-1. Very in control of the match against FURIA, especially after the very strong Nuke and seven rounds on the T side of Inferno. Did you expect to do that well in that series?

Yeah, I would say we expected to be in control, to be honest. We played Inferno super good against NAVI yesterday until we planted the bomb and then we forgot how to play, almost. There was at least four or five rounds we should have won and they would have had to eco and things like that. It should have been ours, or at least much closer. Then the Mirage comeback gave us confidence, we showed that we can be good with this lineup since it's our only second LAN event.

We were feeling hot, feeling confident, and we knew they'd pick Nuke so we made a good game plan, followed it, and it worked out really well on the CT side. Then on Inferno we just believed in our Inferno, that we're the better team on that map if we just play well, keep it calm and do our stuff. We had some prep, of course, but if we did what we said we would do, we should win, and we did it.

Regarding what you said about this being your second LAN as a team. you've been making a lot of roster changes with players coming in and out but you still manage to consistently be a play-off team. How are you able to do that?

We just have good players, you know? Even if we swap one or two players we still have a really good core that I would say is ready to win. We just needed to find the final pieces, with Brollan, for example. He's the perfect fit for us. Me, Plopski, REZ, we've been in this team for so long now, we know each other really well inside of the game, out of the game, all of that. Us three, as a core, we just have this, we make playoffs most of the times. Losing in the groups? We don't want to do that, you know? So we push through.

How important is it going to be to get a solid lineup in order to make championship runs, to make the grand finals and win trophies?

It's very important to have a stable five and now I think we have a very good five. This is the lineup I want to see us keep going with. We've been smacking it here thus far, only losing to NAVI — they're not ranked first in the world anymore but I would still say they're probably the best team in the world — and we gave them a really good fight.

We just need a little bit more time, we've only practiced for four weeks in total with this lineup. We changed some roles, es3tag is on the AWP, Plopski a bit more lurking now with Brollan. But yeah, I think having a stable lineup is something you need if you really want to win a lot of tournaments and I believe that we're on a really good path right now.

You've had a couple of months with djL as your coach and THREAT as the head coach. Tell me a bit about how this structure has evolved.

It's djL and THREAT, and me of course, we work together, all three of us. THREAT is now more of like an analyst, you could say, he does a lot of the hard prep. For example, me and djL and THREAT will talk, I'll ask for a tactic in which we do this and this, and then I just need THREAT to perfect it. Same with djL, they're both really smart for the game.

Having djL behind us is very nice because he's a people person. He doesn't just stand there and say 'let's go guys,' he really knows what buttons to press, if you can say it like that. That's something we really needed, THREAT lacked it a bit, but now we have them both and it's perfect.

A lot of people doubted whether you'd make it to the playoffs, it seemed like a lot of pick-ems didn't have you going through. Why do you think there's this perception that you're not a playoff team?

I think the CS community just has such a short memory. Before this tournament we played the BLAST Showdown and lost to Astralis 16-1, but everyone forgot that we played the RMR and qualified straight to the Legends stage. So people just had a short memory. We took that personally and I think it showed.

How is it having the best Danish AWPer?

It's amazing, man!

Jokes aside, es3tag has really been showing up. How has it been, incorporating him into the AWP role and getting it to work out?

It's been good. He had a slow start, of course, but there are a lot of new things for him. Going from being the lurker to an AWPer is a huge difference. As an AWPer he has to communicate a lot more and things like this. djL and THREAT have been working with him a lot, I think, and he's just been getting better day by day.

The practice we had between now and the RMR was huge and he played super well. I just hoped that he would keep it up during the Major and he came in hot. It's his first Major and he's super hyped. It's what he wanted to do his whole career and I'm super happy to see him play this well.

Confidence must be running high now in the team. Where do you see yourselves heading into the playoffs?

We're going to the final! That's the plan and I hope we can do it. I won't be sad if we make the semis because last time we lost in the quarter-finals, so at least one step better. But I'm going for the final, man!

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1354
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
#1
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San Marino Loyuu
poor devvi
2022-05-16 19:21
6 replies
The goat will be back! They got a good 6 man roster right man, with Device back and top competition within the team they will become a great team.
2022-05-17 00:46
5 replies
#176
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North America Snaxer
no 6 man roster is going to come, device is waiting for his contract to expire so he can go back to astralis.
2022-05-17 09:47
1 reply
They got a 6 man roster now. Device was happy to see the team become legends. If they make at least semis he is ready to believe in the team and he might think its a good enough team for his skill
2022-05-17 19:19
As a NiP fan I can say I dont want to see device on this roster. Just sell him, thanks. Its obvious from this interview the players dont want to play with him
2022-05-17 13:55
Device is not coming back to NiP, what I heard he has been playing quite a lot and just waits for a buyout. The whole NiP move ended up being a disaster for him in every possible way but that seemed like the only way out from the massively toxic relationship he had with the org (Astralis). I have worked as a legal consultant (contract review) for many a player and trust me, Astralis is the last org device wants to join.
2022-05-17 14:02
1 reply
source: trust me bro
2022-05-17 17:30
#2
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Poland GOD999999
Bros before hoes.
2022-05-16 19:21
7 replies
#135
jabbi | 
Poland czan
+1.
2022-05-16 21:03
How many hoes would you sacrifice one bro for?
2022-05-17 00:47
3 replies
#159
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Sweden ooze_
one hoe for one bro
2022-05-17 01:33
2 replies
so for you its bros equals hoes
2022-05-17 02:16
1 reply
+1 lol
2022-05-17 04:11
+1 never trust somebody that left his bros for some hoe
2022-05-17 04:36
1 reply
never trust somebody that cant keep a woman
2022-05-17 12:52
#3
KRIMZ | 
Sweden fofner
Big Hampus
2022-05-16 19:21
1 reply
Big up big up!
2022-05-17 19:20
#4
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Denmark Rubix__
bye device
2022-05-16 19:21
Dev0ce
2022-05-16 19:22
3 replies
Dev4ce
2022-05-16 19:37
dev0rce
2022-05-16 20:48
1 reply
LMAO this is a good one
2022-05-17 03:42
DEVICE TO ASTRALIS PLEASE
2022-05-16 19:22
4 replies
Nahhh Farlig is better
2022-05-16 19:38
3 replies
0/8
2022-05-16 20:19
Right lol
2022-05-16 20:20
How can u say that comparing someone who hasn't won anything yet to a guy with 19 MVP's and 4 majors on his name???
2022-05-17 09:34
#7
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Romania ryad_0192
what doink device
2022-05-16 19:23
15 replies
Waiting for astralis to need him
2022-05-16 19:24
14 replies
#22
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Romania ryad_0192
and replace who? i would keep farlig and replace xyp
2022-05-16 19:25
13 replies
I would replace both
2022-05-16 19:26
3 replies
#31
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Romania ryad_0192
also remove glaive and we have the best 3 man roster:device blame and k0nfig
2022-05-16 19:27
- farlig - xyp + device + valde
2022-05-16 20:49
1 reply
+1
2022-05-16 20:50
If a decision is to be made between device and farlig and Astralis pick device, then they don't know what they are doing. -xyp -farlig +valde +device
2022-05-16 19:33
8 replies
Both valde and device are not as good as in 2019 anymore
2022-05-16 19:38
6 replies
so is xyp9x
2022-05-17 02:48
1 reply
Indeed
2022-05-17 09:15
3 replies
1.14 is decent, but less then 1.22 hltv.org/stats/players/7592/device?start..
2022-05-17 19:28
2 replies
right, but i think its a bit dumb to compare these, if NIP was winning more the chances are he would be up at 1.20
2022-05-17 19:35
1 reply
I doubt that, he didn’t play that well. But if he resolve the mental issues, maybe he can get back to similar ratings in the future.
2022-05-17 19:46
#123
lulz | 
Denmark Daweh
Based
2022-05-16 20:36
device back to astralis
2022-05-16 19:23
Tom Cruise is not coming back gl with paycheckstealler on AWP
2022-05-16 19:23
2 replies
He deserve some free cash, he has entertained us a lot during the years. Let him catch up on all the TV shows he missed out on during the years. The goat will be back stronger than ever.
2022-05-17 00:50
1 reply
The paycheck stealer is esytag
2022-05-17 08:36
-junior +dev1ce
2022-05-16 19:23
1 reply
adequate team for dev1ce
2022-05-16 19:38
YOOO
2022-05-16 19:24
#12
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United States notawaffle
could replace es3tag with a true awper but this lineup is designed for a lot of flexibility
2022-05-16 19:24
5 replies
he literally said he has a stable 5 and doesnt want to change the roster anymore
2022-05-16 19:28
4 replies
#41
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United States notawaffle
yeah thats why i said 'could' since es3tag's awping is a bit shaky. It's better not to make another change at the moment obviously
2022-05-16 19:29
#111
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Finland Kujis
Yes, do you think the morale would be good if hampus went and said "Oh me want device back, totally fuck es3tag he is shit we'll get him out as soon as device is ready".
2022-05-16 20:30
1 reply
#150
REZ | 
Belgium w4lt3r
this lmao
2022-05-16 23:33
As if Hampus decides this kind of thing. Probably just to spread more confidence in his roster.
2022-05-16 20:46
device what doink?
2022-05-16 19:24
nip doing better without dev1ce, should stay this way
2022-05-16 19:24
3 replies
#88
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Czech Republic JameS_19
they were second best team in the world (HLTV ranking) with him coming into Stockholm Major... They are indeed doing better now...
2022-05-16 20:14
2 replies
A top 2 team because they amde playoffs and won the rmr. A top 2 team that got thrashed by G2 in home crowd. *In quarters
2022-05-16 20:38
1 reply
lol flag
2022-05-17 01:24
#16
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Hungary aexer0e
dev1ce gonna keep enjoying his retirement
2022-05-16 19:24
#17
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San Marino ethanolo
GIGACHAD hampus
2022-05-16 19:24
device fans KKKKKKKKKKK
2022-05-16 19:24
#19
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Spain moorakami
Lmao did he just say fuck device :D
2022-05-16 19:24
3 replies
Rightfully so
2022-05-16 20:21
#107
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Germany LANDWHALE
I would be pissed as well if I had to re-shuffle my team and my strats as an IGL constantly just because some guy earning way more than me cannot state whether he wants to stay in the team or not. I would bet that Hampus has sunk hundreds of hours into strats and setups he had to scrap later because device still was not coming back
2022-05-16 20:27
1 reply
+1
2022-05-16 22:32
#20
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Romania daniels22
rip dev1ce
2022-05-16 19:24
I don't think device cares about what they think at this point ahahahah
2022-05-16 19:25
DEVVEKING :(
2022-05-16 19:25
+1 Hampus
2022-05-16 19:25
#25
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France t3r4byt3
F for device
2022-05-16 19:25
gg device
2022-05-16 19:25
#27
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Poland mimsonqq
es3tag is not tier1 awp ;<
2022-05-16 19:26
1 reply
Let's see how he does in the playoffs in front of a crowd
2022-05-17 18:29
trash
2022-05-16 19:26
:( device got pregrnante for this
2022-05-16 19:26
#32
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Poland mimsonqq
rez hampus brollan valde device would be perfect
2022-05-16 19:27
15 replies
Device aint coming back anymore
2022-05-16 19:27
2 replies
#35
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Poland mimsonqq
thats sad
2022-05-16 19:27
#113
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Finland Kujis
He is.
2022-05-16 20:30
valde is going astralis sorry bro
2022-05-16 19:27
10 replies
hopefully so is device
2022-05-16 19:29
9 replies
nah xyp+device will announce retirment soon
2022-05-16 19:29
8 replies
xyp will, device has no need to retire. He will be back with his friends in denmark
2022-05-16 19:32
7 replies
+device farlig on riffle is good
2022-05-16 19:34
2 replies
no +device +valde, very strong team
2022-05-16 19:35
1 reply
as much i as i want +valde , but it wont happen... astralis are a spineless org thats gonna get taken over by Heroic and CPH and they sill wont -xyp (unless he retires)
2022-05-16 19:36
> he will be back with his friends in denmark > says that xyp is gonna retire soon Pick one.. Highly doubt device would've wanted to play without xyp in Astralis
2022-05-16 20:00
3 replies
glaive exists, his family lives in Denmark he will have friends outside of csgo use your brain
2022-05-16 20:23
2 replies
If you mention retirement and being back with friends then for sure you meant the csgo friends he has there (xyp, gla1ve)
2022-05-16 20:25
1 reply
I didn't
2022-05-16 21:30
Rofl
2022-05-16 19:32
R.I.P Devve
2022-05-16 19:27
GODpus
2022-05-16 19:28
devve...
2022-05-16 19:29
#43
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Sweden Juuzou_
Trust me, Hampus, you’d rather have device over either pricetag.
2022-05-16 19:29
why dont they just cut device alredy, he is the profesional bench warmer like this..
2022-05-16 19:30
3 replies
paid a million for him. Hope device gets his full salary :)
2022-05-16 20:02
2 replies
this money is already in, cuz they sold enough device shirts, hampus said device = cristiano ronaldo
2022-05-16 20:26
#114
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Finland Kujis
Not a million
2022-05-16 20:30
device back to astralis PLC
2022-05-16 19:30
device aint coming back for sure
2022-05-16 19:31
By now device would only be hamstringing the team if he comes back
2022-05-16 19:31
#48
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Finland AliSabid
rip devve
2022-05-16 19:31
NiP.device streamer Pog
2022-05-16 19:32
2 replies
device and tarik play minecraft together
2022-05-16 20:16
lul
2022-05-16 22:10
Device best danish awper Please stop the disrespect HLTV
2022-05-16 19:33
2 replies
They never called es3tag the best Danish AWPer bro, both him and device could be implicated by that question.
2022-05-16 19:43
bruhh .. he was obviously joking
2022-05-16 22:13
#54
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United States lovedavis
devve? BibleThump
2022-05-16 19:33
#57
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Finland Emvi
byebye devve
2022-05-16 19:35
ence -hades +device -maden +yekindar?
2022-05-16 19:36
9 replies
ence cant afford him?
2022-05-16 20:04
2 replies
buyout cant but salary could
2022-05-16 20:31
1 reply
Nope, i dont think ence can pay it, his salary can realistically only be below s1mple ZywOo NiKo
2022-05-17 03:24
#105
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Nigeria Zimbaebwe
device have nowhere to go, every team in top have a dedicated awper, maybe only fnatic to lose 1 bo3 a month xd
2022-05-16 20:25
4 replies
well hades isnt a tier 1 awper
2022-05-16 20:31
3 replies
Well but he still fits better than device.
2022-05-17 19:35
2 replies
how
2022-05-17 19:36
1 reply
??? device would never have the same impact as hades has in ence.
2022-05-17 19:38
If ence gets dev1ce holy moly what a team
2022-05-16 21:12
#65
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China RADNIKEY
So rip device?
2022-05-16 19:41
NIP winning this major without device would be absolutely hilarious tbh
2022-05-16 19:45
DEV1CE TO ASTRALIS CONFIRMED?
2022-05-16 19:45
Delusional, you have no chance vs the big boys with no real awper.
2022-05-16 19:47
#71
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United States TotSpotter
dev0rced
2022-05-16 19:50
1 reply
This is the best one I have seen so far xDDDDDD DEV0RCED
2022-05-17 10:27
We all know what that means
2022-05-16 19:52
1 reply
- misutaaa + device
2022-05-16 20:23
Device to Astralis!
2022-05-16 19:53
1 reply
Could be
2022-05-16 20:41
#74
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Sweden wyv0
Well that confirms it, Dev1ce aint coming back.
2022-05-16 19:56
1 reply
#125
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Sweden gNeJS
It doesnt really. Would be weird if Hampus said that he wants Device back while playing a major with es3tag
2022-05-16 20:39
dev1ce to BNE easy top 1
2022-05-16 19:57
device should join a team that is better than this trash
2022-05-16 20:00
3 replies
Flair
2022-05-16 20:16
#109
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Germany LANDWHALE
Still coping
2022-05-16 20:28
1 reply
Your flair
2022-05-16 21:57
Device to Astralis or CPHF incoming
2022-05-16 20:01
next week: Nip changes roster Device returns and takes the spot of Es3tag, Plopski benched and Ro1f is promoted from the academy roster. Why ? because is the Nip system
2022-05-16 20:01
2 replies
#95
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Sweden axelious
Would be fire 😂
2022-05-16 20:20
instant major winning team
2022-05-16 22:36
devve aint coming back to NiP then, interesting....
2022-05-16 20:03
based take, bros before hoes
2022-05-16 20:05
ouch..
2022-05-16 20:05
#86
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Sweden deadvein
device to cph flames after major, trust me
2022-05-16 20:05
1 reply
Nah they dont have the salary, maybe device to dignitas in their new roster.
2022-05-16 23:56
no AWPer no wins
2022-05-16 20:07
device to astralis. and kick that toothless asap.
2022-05-16 20:18
#93
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Serbia DakileX
R.I.P Device , seems he's not coming back ...
2022-05-16 20:19
Hampus is done with device lol
2022-05-16 20:20
#98
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Egypt BomberMan_
no more device🔥🔥🔥🔥
2022-05-16 20:21
#99
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Indonesia lukerey
yeah, dev1ce who?
2022-05-16 20:22
NaVi fix -s0mple +dev1ce Dev1ce has more majors I think he would be the right fit for them
2022-05-16 20:23
#103
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Indonesia lukerey
yeah, dev1ce who? People suggest dev1ce to move into astralis, I prefer to see him on cph flames. birdfromsky dev1ce roej jabbi/zyphon. I prefer jabby because he entry. bubzjki
2022-05-16 20:25
3 replies
There’s no evidence device will come back anywhere close to his previous level of play. He could very well come back and look like xyp just playing below average cs
2022-05-16 20:30
2 replies
His mechanics will remain above average.
2022-05-16 23:02
1 reply
Well look at olof when he took his break in early 2016. He left as best player in the world by far and when he returned he was never same sadly. Same thing with Guardian
2022-05-17 10:50
man just said fuck device in an interview
2022-05-16 20:28
he just stated in a diplomatic manner, "bye device". Piss off
2022-05-16 20:29
8 replies
#117
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Finland Kujis
Yea, to not affect the team morale, obviously if/when dev1ce comes back he will get in the team :DD
2022-05-16 20:31
2 replies
I want to believe you but this seems like such a stretch to be doing all this just for team morale.
2022-05-16 20:32
1 reply
#121
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Finland Kujis
He can't go on a interview as an IGL in the middle of a major, and say that the current roster is not perfect and es3tag is easily replaceable when dev1ce is ready.
2022-05-16 20:33
#193
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Russia SexeSnek
device clearly isnt ready to play and the roster is better than ever, whats wrong with that?
2022-05-17 18:33
4 replies
im not a nip fan, i just wanna see device back cuz hes my fav player :(
2022-05-17 18:34
3 replies
#197
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Russia SexeSnek
well mens he has to make the effort to be back, people have no idea if he fell off or not during the break and you cant just make roster change, damage morale and make everyone feel replaceable and hope he doesnt shit the bed
2022-05-17 18:38
2 replies
agreed
2022-05-17 18:46
1 reply
#208
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Russia SexeSnek
i want him back too just not sure about having him in nip yk
2022-05-17 20:20
This team will be what liquid are in astralis era. certainly Playoff caliber team, but not good enough to win tournaments consistently. Both teams shares the same problem, they dont have top-tier awp.
2022-05-16 20:33
device? modCheck
2022-05-16 20:33
#122
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England MikeLCHV
Thank u Emilia Hult for exposing the guy who is mentally unstable to play top tier cs anymore
2022-05-16 20:36
1 reply
I bet your life sucks since you find enjoyment in other people's misery.
2022-05-21 20:44
device you can come to my lvl4 faceit team. I'll pay you by taking you to hookers once a month.
2022-05-16 20:49
2 replies
He broke up with one already??? (I think this one might give me a perma ban)
2022-05-16 22:45
1 reply
Salute you soldier, you made me spill my tea
2022-05-17 03:27
#132
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Russia w1ndcast
hampus gigachad
2022-05-16 20:56
I'm waiting, Kasper.
2022-05-16 20:57
rip device
2022-05-16 20:58
#136
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Romania styl3noxe
nice, my hopes for Astralis device are getting higher and higher. But he is delusional if he thinks he can win something without a awper.
2022-05-16 21:09
1 reply
Ofc he wants device back but this is the team he has to work with, why drag the morale down. The players in nip have nothing to say about the roster they said it themseelves.
2022-05-17 00:02
#138
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Sweden carlfors
Dignitas: Devve valde kjearby gade niko
2022-05-16 21:24
1 reply
Lets hope f0rest gets a spot in that team!
2022-05-17 00:00
NiP is looking great and he is an incredible igl. Sweden tier2 developed a monster... But we all know as well: -es3tag -plopski +dev1ce +f0rest/valde
2022-05-16 22:47
4 replies
#195
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Russia SexeSnek
tier 2?
2022-05-17 18:35
3 replies
Yes. Because I'm talking about his time before NiP. Back in the days only NiP (from f0rest, gtr...) and fnatic (from olof, flusha..,) were the tier1 swedish teams. So he wasn't in tier1, cause he is an 'old' player in the scene. Now he is. That's why "Sweden tier2 developed a monster", cause I consider hampus a monster (and in tier1) rn.
2022-05-17 23:55
2 replies
#211
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Russia SexeSnek
oh ok just forgot who the original thread was about lmao
2022-05-18 00:25
1 reply
that's okay hahaha
2022-05-18 00:40
I smell a brand new player run Danish team rising.
2022-05-16 23:03
So many people talking shit about Device. You should let the goat rest and focus your energy on what you can enhance in your own life. Device has entertained us a lot over the years. Let him catch up on all the TV shows he missed out on and the goat will be back stronger than ever!
2022-05-17 00:52
hahah how stupid can you people be? replace godski 20 with f0rest 33 such a joke +plopski is much better haha how retarded can you actually be hahaha
2022-05-17 03:40
1 reply
+1 Plopski criminally underrated
2022-05-17 06:55
amazingly this lineup is better than with dev1ce on the team... kick dev1ce (I would never imagine saying this but this LINE is powerful... don't let anything get in the way...)
2022-05-17 05:53
4 replies
dev1ce with nip made to major quarter-finals aswell, got to flashpoint finals, iem winters finals and won iem fall + mvp.
2022-05-17 07:01
3 replies
+ dev1ce - Who?
2022-05-17 13:14
2 replies
Es3tag
2022-05-17 15:07
1 reply
+1 👍🏻
2022-05-17 15:12
The comment section always amused me. Everyone was like pros than the actual one.
2022-05-17 09:01
#178
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Turkey jaazm5
-xyp -farlig, +valde +devve ASTRALIS 2023 MAJOR CHAMPS
2022-05-17 10:30
valde,dev1ce,gla1ve,Blamef,k0nfig will never win any majors Nip -es3tag +dev1ce fits much better and more major contender haha such a waste returning back to astralis should be
2022-05-17 12:37
questions is if dev1ce even want to come back to nip and if nip players even want him to come back to them
2022-05-17 12:45
The question is in what context is he saying that. Is he talking about not wanting to switch anymore or is this just about the major? Everyone writes device should leave, but when it comes to switching now, hampus is right. It makes no sense to switch. When it comes to what happens after the major, I really don't understand why so many say NIP is better without device. You could see the influence of device right away. Sure, he didn't hit the ground running as hoped directly, but NIP got a lot better with him. On paper it makes more sense to bring device after the major for - probably - es3tag back. I just do not understand why almost everyone here says that this clearly means that device leaving or does not come back at all. I didn't read that through the interview as clearly as many others here at all.
2022-05-17 15:21
2 replies
#196
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Russia SexeSnek
if anyone is removed its plopski, but they said plopski is the core and they feel very comfortable with him. es3tag too valuable as support to remove
2022-05-17 18:37
#206
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Belgium w4lt3r
The fact that this is indeed a question in the first place, just tells us we can speculate both ways. No one really knows. It would be very weird for hampus to say NOW that they still want to play with device, because they are getting so much done without him right now it would be bad for their morale. And, to be honest, I couldn't see myself in a world where both plopski and esetag deserve to stay in the team but if they continue to show up like this then they just might and deservedly so. However I'm still a bit skeptical that they will keep it up for long after the major and there isn't really a better place for device to be right now (I'm sure any team would want him though, but he wouldn't want to leave NiP for reasons of underperforming). Gonna be really interesting to see what happens
2022-05-17 19:41
#209
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Sweden kWahoho
and now they will play Faze in quarter :( but if any team could beat FaZe rn it's nip or Navi
2022-05-17 20:21
just pray to the gods Dev1ce coming back to Nip and just smaking teams down
2022-05-18 10:46
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