hampus: "Aleksib is a great IGL, I don't know why G2 didn't want him"

Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser weighed in on handing leadership duties over to Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and how the team have been faring since his addition after they qualified for the IEM Rio Major.

Ninjas in Pyjamas became the second European team to qualify for the IEM Rio Major following a 2-1 victory over Cloud9, completing their flawless run through the Road to Rio RMR qualifier that started with best-of-one victories over Bad News Eagles and Astralis. The majority-Swedish side joined FaZe among the list of teams who qualified for the Major in Rio, with Evil Geniuses, Liquid, and Natus Vincere all adding themselves to the list by the time the day came to a close.

hampus is loving his new role and the pure focus he can have on fragging out

Following NIP's win over Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov's troops, HLTV spoke to hampus to get some insight into how things have changed in the Ninjas in Pyjamas camp with Aleksib at the helm. The 23-year-old also spoke about the freedom he has in his new role, and discussed how the switch to speaking English is going in the team so far, stating that "it's going okay" but "it can still be a lot better."

hampus, congratulations, you're through to Rio. How are you feeling after getting that win over Cloud9?

It feels good. In my opinion we played very bad on Inferno, we should have played better and closed it out there. We gave them some easy rounds, like for example we knew they were going to apartments pop and we had an anti-apts pop setup and we just choked, we knew they were going to come B and we just choked.

So yeah, I think we played very bad on Inferno, and then on Vertigo when we're down 9-1, I can say in my head it didn't look so good, you know? But then we took some tacs, got four rounds in a row in the end I think, so we got the 10-5 half, won the pistol and then everyone started feeling good. We played Bad News Eagles yesterday and didn't lose a single T round, and the first one Cloud9 got was with pistols which we kind of fucked up a little bit as well — HObbit is just better than me when he killed me mid, I have nothing to say there. Yeah it feels good, it feels great to do the comeback. I can't really believe it yet.

In this match, but also in general in the event you've been having a pretty good performance individually, free from the leadership reins. How has it been for you, not needing to manage the team?

Thank you! It's super nice. Of course I want to be an IGL, but I also don't want to be an IGL if that makes sense. I remember when I played with Ex6TenZ in GamerLegion for example, it was super nice being able to just sit there, hold my position, I'm getting information, he does a call 'two are B, they're here on B' and I just go and kill them.

It's super easy to not be IGL in my opinion, or do the role I am now. I don't really have to take many gambles, I never go first, so I can know where they are when I come out. If I know where they are it's easy to just go kill, and of course sometimes I still go first when I need to. It just feels super nice, I don't have to think for everyone, I just have to think for myself and tell myself what to do, and it's been working good I would say.

That Aleksib move came out of nowhere, it was kept under pretty good wraps by you all. What's it been like playing with him and having him take over leading from you?

It's been nice. I didn't know him from before, I've only said hello to him at events and not really even had conversations, but I've always played against him. Even in tier two before, when he was in HAVU, I was in Passions, Red Reserve, all this stuff, so I've know him for a super long time as a player and I know he's super good when I've played against him.

He's just so smart, he brings structure which I think we need. And yeah, he's just a great IGL, I don't know why G2 didn't want him.

One thing that was a question with him coming in was how you might be utilized, do you feel like you've been unleashed a little bit by the way he's calling or is that just your own ability to go do as you please now?

I think it's more my own ability to be honest. I think in my heart, I'm not really a full IGL, this is my role being in like a second caller, lurker, having a bit of freedom to do what I want, do some calls midround, things like this. I love to have this role I have now, and yeah, I'm aiming to win the Major [laughs].

Aleksib has brought some much-needed structure to NIP, hampus says

Okay [laughing]. You weren't the only one who had a role change though, you also had REZ go on to the AWP. There was a Swedish interview with djL that talked about how he has the mechanics for it, how do you feel about how he is performing in it?

It was expected. I knew how good he was with the AWP. I remember when we had nawwk or even device, I remember especially on Inferno we were down 7-0, 8-0 on the CT side, I was IGL and I was like, 'okay nawwk, or devve [device] go B with AWP, Freddy [REZ] buy AWP on A,' and every time he always killed three, so I always knew he was good with the AWP.

Already in the summer I talked with him about this, maybe you should be the main AWPer you know. It didn't happen back then, but I've always known how good he is. He's just a robot, doesn't matter what weapon you give him. He's just a skilled individual, mechanically god. Whatever you tell him to do he will do it good, if he needs to be a support player, rifler, AWPer, it doesn't matter for him, he's just a good CS player overall, a good gamer. If he plays another game he's insane as well, so it's just... a gift from god.

You said you talked with him about picking up the role before, why didn't that happen back then and what enabled it now?

I don't know to be honest, I don't remember exactly. I think it was just me and him talking about it, nothing really set, it wasn't an official meeting just two friends talking. I was like, 'I think you can AWP right?' and he was like 'yeah,' I think like this.

We changed now in Pro League when we sucked, when we lost all the games and then we were just like, let's try something new because we were out of the group already, right? Yeah, and he played AWP the last two games I think, and we all saw how good it was.

Let's talk about that EPL result quickly. Was that the final nail in the roster that caused the change, or were you already considering adding Aleksi before that?

I don't know, I have no idea. It's NIP who does these changes, like the management. I'm just a player, I'm here to do my job. Of course I have input, like they asked me what I think and all this, but in the end this is NIP's decision.

Also, the way we played in Pro League was kinda on me, like I lost my luggage and I'm a bit of a freak with my mousepad, I got it and I've had it for so long. Then I had to play with a new mousepad so it felt like I had four sensitivity, and then I lowered my sens and everything was just bad for me in Pro League. When I had bad games as I did, we used to all have bad games or play like shit as a team, so yeah, Pro League was just on me I was shit.

Do you travel with your mousepad in your backpack now?

Yes I do [grinning]. I used to do it as well! I dunno, it was just... I don't want to talk about that okay [laughing]. Air Malta's fault, not my fault.

I had to ask! A better time in Malta for you this time around anyway.

Yup, yup!

hampus has been using the same type of mousepad for over 5 years, going through 3-4 of them

You're also speaking English [in the team] now, how is that change going for you?

It's going okay. I mean it can still be a lot better I feel like, so... yeah, we just need some more time on this, like there is still some rounds where we do some call, someone doesn't hear, someone doesn't understand, like in these hectic stress situations. Sometimes a Swedish word pops up here and there, so yeah, we just need time, but we won 3-0 right so we're doing good enough on that.

Not a problem for Brollan either? I know he's previously said he wanted to speak Swedish.

Yeah, it's going well for him as well. Like of course his English wasn't the best, we knew from before, but he's still young, he can still learn. He's doing good, there's not really a problem I would say.

Ending 3-0 here and going through early takes some stress off your shoulders. What is your plan until the Major starts now?

I don't know actually. We have the Swedish cup to play in a week or whatever it is, next weekend maybe, so we're going to do that, hopefully win it. I think we're the favorites, we should be. Play against JW, flusha those guys, going to be nice. I wanted to play against them on LAN since I was a little boy you know, so... going to beat them.

After that we probably have a bootcamp, like nothing special in my opinion. Even if it's the Major, it's still just a tournament, and you just play Counter-Strike right? Even if it's a Major and we're in a Major final, Major group, doesn't matter for me. We will just prepare as usual as any tournament, and go in to perform.

Do you think with the form here you can fight for the top five, like that NAVI-FaZe-G2-Vitality-Cloud9-Liquid area?

Yeah. I mean, we beat Cloud9 right, which is there, and we beat Bad News Eagles and Astralis pretty comfortably I would say. Still, we've only played five maps here and we don't really know how our map pool is yet. Of course it's one thing in practice, but there's another thing when you play officials, so I can't say anything about that yet, I don't know. Of course I want us to be and I hope we are, but we'll see it in Rio.

Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1394
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1042
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
AleksiBEAST
2022-10-06 23:19
5 replies
#30
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Canada kse1
hampus is so honest bro lol he just says things so funny
2022-10-06 23:30
1 reply
#186
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Sweden O7D
thats why hes the goat
2022-10-07 07:34
#230
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Czech Republic numet
*AleksiBOT
2022-10-07 09:54
2 replies
At least he qualified...
2022-10-07 21:49
1 reply
#323
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Ukraine MrSimpOL
and with legends spot kekw
2022-10-16 07:40
#3
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Brazil galaxysz
God biskela
2022-10-06 23:20
1 reply
Grande biskela
2022-10-07 05:34
Because g2 is wayyyyy too impatient for resultss. I agree with twistzz and hampus
2022-10-06 23:20
21 replies
#23
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Finland ThaMuse
with twistzz?
2022-10-06 23:28
8 replies
#26
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England Triturn
twistzz interview where he said teams were too quick to make roster changes. Not giving new additions chances to improve over time
2022-10-06 23:30
1 reply
#29
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Finland ThaMuse
oh ok, definitely true
2022-10-06 23:30
#47
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Denmark NaggingMum
Twistzz said in an interview couple weeks ago that some rosters [G2] aren't given enough time to develop
2022-10-06 23:37
2 replies
This was months ago I think bro, time flies xD
2022-10-06 23:44
1 reply
Month ago and you are reacting like years and years.
2022-10-07 09:51
#84
Luka | 
Slovenia Doncic
russ said in some interview that basically he think teams don't give enough time to new players or something like that
2022-10-07 00:20
1 reply
#86
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Finland ThaMuse
2022-10-07 00:21
Yeah twist said that teams don't give rosters enough time and are too eager to do changes
2022-10-07 02:49
Its not just that, but they didnt commit to aleksib leading. Not sure if they do with hooxi either or if hooxi just does what they want like a beta. (Which is not what he did in cphf, and which was succesful) G2 is trying to pursue a style that doesnt work, basically. For whatever reason.
2022-10-07 00:14
10 replies
For NiKo reason as he can't work properly witam any IGL.
2022-10-07 00:49
9 replies
this happens to NiKo all the time, kick IGL, play shit, move team. he’s done it on at least two diff teams now
2022-10-07 05:57
6 replies
hey koala lover :) wtf you are talking about? hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2021-10.. shit playing? you are wrong,some1 else need to step up from g2 . Vitality- if ZywOo has bad day than pop up spinx and Magisk. G2 ...niko low performance effecting directly on final outcome.
2022-10-07 11:43
4 replies
He means as an entire team as it needs structure and proper leadership. Remember when NiKo took IGL role in mouz or Faze? He was putting insane numbers but rest of his teammates were utilized bad af. He either has to drop his ego or his team will stay where they are.
2022-10-07 18:05
2 replies
to be honest Niko is catastrophe IGL ...
2022-10-07 18:09
1 reply
Lightly said
2022-10-07 21:27
he could be putting 2.0 rating matches every time but if every single time your enter a team it starts playing like shit, then the problem is probably you, niko could be the best player in the world, if he cant play as a teammate the team is never gonna work, either he shuts up and listens to the igl or he plays igl himself, either way he has to sort his shit
2022-10-07 22:07
+1
2022-10-07 18:00
#297
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Finland LIPISMIES
I think XTQZZZ is partly to blame for G2's loose playstyle
2022-10-08 00:32
1 reply
Everyone is part of this failure but I still think that NiKo is the biggest reason of it.
2022-10-08 00:40
#102
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France ignorefAN
.........oops
2022-10-07 00:37
he is indeed
2022-10-06 23:20
ahahhahaha
2022-10-06 23:21
#8
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Portugal _andrew_
he didnt fit in the team thats why
2022-10-06 23:21
16 replies
hltv.org/stats/players/10096/hooxi With that kind of stats, Hooxi won't fit in this team either. "The loosy goosy style" for a t1 team is not working.
2022-10-06 23:25
12 replies
Well if you look at m0nesys recent stats it clearly worked in some regards
2022-10-06 23:30
1 reply
#170
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Finland KieZuZ
monesy played "loose" when they first joined G2 with aleksib. Often getting killed too early. He is young and still quite new to tier1 Honestly I dont think that has all too much to do with hooxi. He has also shown shit performances under hooxi.
2022-10-07 06:20
you say that as if alekbi was dropping 30 bombs every game, he sucked just as hard.
2022-10-06 23:30
#54
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Ukraine rexyyCSGO
its not about stats, he is telling good anegdot's outside of the game
2022-10-06 23:43
3 replies
He is replacing Jackz, he is bringing good vibes.
2022-10-07 00:54
anecdotes? is that the word you were trying for?
2022-10-09 09:01
1 reply
#312
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Ukraine rexyyCSGO
yes
2022-10-09 12:55
#60
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Portugal _andrew_
stats isnt the point, he doesnt fit in g2 because of his style and micromanagement and that type of shit just compare the g2 rating (individuals) from aleksib and hooxi in role of igl you will see difference on monesy's rating for example..
2022-10-06 23:52
4 replies
Since monesy came from the academy leagues, had horrible comms and was overpeeking and was looking for the highlights at the beginning. Everyone is performing in a Honeymoon period.
2022-10-07 00:20
he doesnt micromanagement if team doesnt need that plz quit spreathing this false information
2022-10-07 00:27
2 replies
Wasn't there an interview with Niko where he said aleksib wasn't micromanaging them?
2022-10-07 00:51
1 reply
Yes terenie was
2022-10-07 00:53
no IGL can fit in a team with Nikolinho's ego lol
2022-10-06 23:40
2 replies
True karrigan was the problem nexa was the problem Aleksib was the problem I wonder whats gonna happen with Hooxi
2022-10-07 06:21
1 reply
+111
2022-10-07 07:33
Nip saved AlekskGOAT from not qualifying to major
2022-10-06 23:22
G2 LUL
2022-10-06 23:22
#11
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Afghanistan Pewpo
Alesk deserved better, g2 and their ego were hindering him
2022-10-06 23:22
1 reply
+1
2022-10-07 00:54
Most of users wont agree with me, but i think hunter is main problem for G2. Untill hunter is there, G2 wont have any progress or title 🙂
2022-10-06 23:23
11 replies
hunter is really low impact player i agree but i dont think hes the problem. i think hunter jks aleksib monesy amanek would been insane team or yekindar
2022-10-06 23:29
#39
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Afghanistan Pewpo
Niko Hunter and monesys egos are the problem that's why nobody wants to play with them.
2022-10-06 23:35
1 reply
Can you elaborate on that? Especially the latter part
2022-10-07 00:05
The kovacs are the source of their chokes, G2 is choking since the original nexa lineup, everybody is gone, except them, therefore...
2022-10-06 23:40
How so? It often seems like hunter is stepping up when niko is choking. Anyway I wouldnt really point to any individual as a problem for G2. I think the players are good, but they are not good together, they just dont work as a team. Altho after all these changes whats still common is niko and hunter, so maybe they need to split up to find success.
2022-10-07 00:20
2 replies
They dont have a dedicated support player. G2 has the star players in NiKo, huNter and m0NESY, but who is there to support them when they are peeking angles? jks? no because he is the lurker. HooXi? no because he is the guy that entries and dies so that the stars can frag. Just look at a team like FaZe Clan or Na'Vi. both of them have the star players, but they also has their dedicated support players. FaZe has Twistzz and Na'Vi has Perfecto. TL:DR G2's roster doesn't make sense and lack a dedicated support player.
2022-10-07 02:58
1 reply
Hahhahaha, don't be silly, they support each other "I go peek" , "no, I go kill, I'm better", "no, me is better, me go kill", "I take awp, you noob, can't kill" And it does work, until it won't, maybe a month, maybe two. Structure teams will figure them out quickly
2022-10-07 04:31
Can you explain further why you think that? His ego or what Just curious! :)
2022-10-07 01:07
1 reply
hltv.org/matches/2358439/g2-vs-gamerlegi.. no words needed, its everything explained.
2022-10-07 21:04
hahahah hunter is the problem? what are you smokeing?... Hunter is a calm and very consistent beast. sometimes he get tilted but very rarely
2022-10-07 10:51
1 reply
logout rn, leave this site asap ; he is biggest fraud on pro scene hltv.org/matches/2358439/g2-vs-gamerlegi.. prove number one 👆
2022-10-08 01:34
why is HLTV calling hampus a poser?
2022-10-06 23:24
1 reply
have you seen GL hampus pfp? That is not normally.
2022-10-06 23:39
#14
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Latvia laiziolas
Ita just beggining. Everybody so hyped
2022-10-06 23:24
2 replies
#57
s1n | 
Finland Khroni
I mean it's a roster move like 1 person even thought of bringing up as a joke thread and that 0 thought made sense or would happen let alone consider and so far they have looked pretty good for a team that is still kind of fucked role/roster wise Their T sides are working well already also which is something to be excited about, since a team that can have dominant T sides against this a1-s smoke spam bullshit is rare and will make for some very entertaining games
2022-10-06 23:46
1 reply
Especially when talking about nip. That team was just laughably bad at t sides for a long time.
2022-10-07 00:22
Revenge arc baby
2022-10-06 23:25
1 reply
+1
2022-10-07 00:01
You will know as soon as this fluke honeymoon is over
2022-10-06 23:25
9 replies
ok hooxi alt
2022-10-06 23:27
Same with hooxi tbf. hltv.org/stats/players/10096/hooxi 7 kills against a t2 team won't last long. He is not a coach.
2022-10-06 23:29
3 replies
#40
HooXi | 
Sweden souI
its part of his plan stop doubting dude
2022-10-06 23:35
2 replies
Whats the endgame? Memes?
2022-10-07 00:06
1 reply
Yep
2022-10-07 01:01
u have no idea what honeymoon means HAHAHHAH that hooxi shit is longest honeymoon ever. they just banging memes having ”gigachad” pfp and some fucking painting on the wall even he is really bad bot. that is honeymoon
2022-10-06 23:35
3 replies
They love him at first but then niko is going to give him the looks during games lol JK, G2 looked SOLID in EPL and hooxer had some really good plays and although he did not look all that confident while getting multifrags he still got them. Miles better than the Blast-event. Did not watch their games in this RMR but they are in a bad spot, same as Asstralis - in the BEST of worlds both G2 and Astralis win their matches agains T2 opponent and then play each other in a BO3 for qualifying to the Major
2022-10-07 03:03
Why did you assume that I am saying hooxi is better for g2. I am just stressing that these results for NIP are honeymoon period and hampus shouldnt use this to judge aleksi as an IGL. G2 not dropping a map in groups of EPL was also honeymoon
2022-10-07 11:24
1 reply
i didnt assume. i just gave you example about honeymoon
2022-10-07 13:03
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
2022-10-06 23:26
9 replies
Niko was/is the problem.
2022-10-06 23:28
8 replies
Most likely. They should do experiment with niko and stand in.
2022-10-06 23:32
7 replies
that would be nice to see
2022-10-07 00:15
-Niko +Junior = major win
2022-10-07 00:55
I'd like to see a mix team with: -Niko -Stewie2k -Allu -S1mple -Apex Imagine the amount of drama and toxicity in the voice chat :D
2022-10-07 01:33
4 replies
And Hunter as a coach always taking Nikos side in the arguments I would binge watch that documentary on Netflix lol
2022-10-07 03:07
2 replies
Nah malek and stew arguing over Starbucks >>
2022-10-07 07:45
1 reply
+1 looool, petty stuff! I LOVE IT!
2022-10-07 08:34
#188
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Sweden multib
Hahaha that would be something <3 can we at least get this on faceit
2022-10-07 07:36
#35
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Ukraine Jebeeh
I've always said this i will never switch on god aleksib DA GOAT
2022-10-06 23:33
#37
fRoD | 
Other KlNG
people will soon realize who's the real problem in G2
2022-10-06 23:34
1 reply
people have realized it for years, g2 hasnt.
2022-10-06 23:36
top 3 igl for sure
2022-10-06 23:34
because Niko wasnt feeling it.. if they lose tomorrow and are out of the major, he will probably pull some strings and get Hooxi sent packing soon
2022-10-06 23:36
7 replies
#59
s1n | 
Finland Khroni
NiKo hasn't been feeling it for a while now tbh he's up and down performances like mad since March and it's well past his usual late year pop off
2022-10-06 23:50
6 replies
He also seems to have an issue to perform fot a whole map. Hitting insane shots, doing some good plays early and mid map, but disappearing for the last 5-8 rounds, going 1-6 or so.
2022-10-07 00:10
1 reply
#93
s1n | 
Finland Khroni
Doesn't look good for his chance of a Major with this level of performance and two liabilities of teammates still Might be his last chance of a Major at that as well, G2 is no longer the most individually stacked roster and they don't have the teamplay to make up for that difference either
2022-10-07 00:28
niko should've f**ked off the scene like his other old teammates had the decency to do when they knew they were done, players who actually have respect for the game and the community like his old teammates gaurdian and olof, not parasite on another team just because he thinks he's good enough when he's not
2022-10-07 01:34
niko is mentally broken after that accident in nuke heaven
2022-10-07 06:28
Ez number 1 rifler position for Ax1Le
2022-10-07 06:58
He's been on and off since the Stockholm Major 2021.
2022-10-07 09:44
ALEKSIGOD
2022-10-06 23:36
#46
HooXi | 
Sweden souI
im guessing niko ego
2022-10-06 23:37
aleksibot galil spray never forget KEKW
2022-10-06 23:40
1 reply
#172
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Finland KieZuZ
perfect suppressive fire. still got the W
2022-10-07 06:26
#56
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Argentina cheapdeed
g2 better pass rmr lol
2022-10-06 23:46
bro its just honeymoon, wait few months and will say opposite
2022-10-06 23:50
6 replies
Aleksi played 2 years in OG and everyone was happy so stop saying crap please
2022-10-07 00:06
5 replies
everyone = u? imagine playin 2 years and win nothing and cant qualify to major happy XDDDDDD
2022-10-07 00:06
4 replies
That lineup was just trash. Its not igl problem if he has to work with bad material.
2022-10-07 00:24
2 replies
L name, Aerial goated, he realised his past mistakes
2022-10-07 06:59
1 reply
Its old name bro and cant be changed anymore
2022-10-07 07:46
multiple tier-1 grand finals + top-6 world rankings cya, use brain next time
2022-10-07 00:28
ofc he's good. his style just didnt fit in g2, it happens a lot i
2022-10-06 23:52
1 reply
It didn't fit NiKo who has problems witam every IGL.
2022-10-07 01:04
"why g2 didn't want him" lol they wanted him, but then it turned out he doesn't fit in their playstyle, nip is completely different, is that so damn hard to understand?
2022-10-06 23:55
8 replies
Playstyle that is outdated and bad. No one is going to make them win with that style, ever. They need to commit to an actual igl if they want (consistent) success. Their mistake was not even trying to commit to aleksib leading. Hooxi is there just to lick their asses and thanking god he even got there trying to just stay as long as possible. He isnt even going to try to implement playstyle they had in cphf which was quite succesful.
2022-10-07 00:32
4 replies
I think that this G2 lineup has more structure than with Aleksi. Imo Aleksi wasn't comfortable and prob didnt have the guts to lead the team his own way cause of superstars like hunter, niko and m0nesy. I think that G2 would be fine if HooXi stopped doing stupid plays and peeks on his own that actually may cost rounds in man deficit alone. I think that -nexa was a mistake cause his leading style isn't as structured and micromanaging as Aleksi's or HooXi's and he's fine and comfortable with it. nexa has better mechanics as well and he could offer more for G2 than any other IGL. Aleksi will be much more comfortable with NiP cause there werent any superstars like NiKo and he can lead exactly the way he wants to and feels comfortable doing it
2022-10-07 03:28
1 reply
Aleksib was never actually allowed and given the chance to do things his way in G2. Xtqzzz and apparently the players didnt want that. -nexa was a mistake if they want to continue playing like shit given the talent they have, with a few good runs here and there if someone is in godlike form. The thing is all the good teams in history such as astralis were just strategically way ahead and thats what allows them to win consistently. Relying on individuals will NEVER get you consistent results and has never done so.
2022-10-07 14:34
wtf i was hoping exactly that they implament cphf playstyle, this fully based on individual skill style won't win them shit yes i agree
2022-10-07 13:42
1 reply
Its very unlikely to happen imo unless the management finally magically wakes up and force xtqzzz and the players to go with it.
2022-10-07 14:24
#173
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Finland KieZuZ
It is not NiKo's style to agree and do what igl says?
2022-10-07 06:27
2 replies
again, where did u get that info, ofc he listens to igl
2022-10-07 13:42
1 reply
#268
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Finland KieZuZ
Everyone knows this. Its just that NiKo fanboys refuse to believe
2022-10-07 13:51
Swedish legend already, what a player and IGL! The guy is the get_right of our times!* * mousepad permitting
2022-10-06 23:56
Ninjas in Pyjamas are your Rio Major 2022 Champions!
2022-10-06 23:56
Thank you G2!
2022-10-06 23:57
Aleksib thriving in scandinavian culture. No more Serbian malding and being a meme template
2022-10-07 00:03
#76
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Yes he can be smart and good at IGLing, but not skilled at all (for t1 teams)
2022-10-07 00:11
10 replies
#81
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Finland cuntycorn
This is not hooxi thread
2022-10-07 00:17
1 reply
#97
fox | 
Portugal synyp
I see what you did there
2022-10-07 00:32
Better than Fox or Hooxi
2022-10-07 00:20
7 replies
6 replies
still better than Fox or Hooxi
2022-10-07 00:34
4 replies
#101
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Why so much hate on HooXi bro?
2022-10-07 00:36
3 replies
he's not good enough for G2
2022-10-07 00:40
2 replies
#182
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Finland aleksiii
To be fair nobody is at this point
2022-10-07 07:14
#222
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Finland 5way
for niko*
2022-10-07 09:43
ha h ha ha ha ha what a spray and pray
2022-10-07 11:52
cuz Niko toxic clown ofc.
2022-10-07 00:21
I blame Niko. It's impossible to beigl or coach with him around. He's a raging control freak. Niko the type of guy to check his GF messages everytime her phone goes off. Imaging him having to take orders from an igl.
2022-10-07 00:28
5 replies
Calm down, it's just a honeymoon phase. Rez and Brollan won't be hitting these shots forever and then you'll see how bad NIP actually is.
2022-10-07 04:31
4 replies
Doubt that. Every one sad the same out faze major run but they went on to win many more events. NIP are looking great, better than G2.
2022-10-07 09:39
Judging by your post history, you have been seething about nip and aleksib the whole night. Get a job you bum or at least get something else to think during sleeping hours than some finnish man IGLing
2022-10-07 11:47
2 replies
I have covid and can't sleep. But what's worse than covid is this paycheck stealer.
2022-10-07 12:01
1 reply
I'm just glad nip got through. Let go off your hate of the finns and you'll see that this can be really good for nip
2022-10-07 12:02
I like hampus!
2022-10-07 00:32
I LOVE HAMPUS I LOVE REZ I LOVE ALEKSIB I LOVE ES3TAG I LOVE BROLLAN
2022-10-07 00:33
1 reply
+1
2022-10-07 00:39
#117
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Sweden deadvein
Scandinavian mindset is the best for CS
2022-10-07 00:56
1 reply
+1
2022-10-07 01:15
What will happen if G2 fails to qualify
2022-10-07 01:03
2 replies
Then I will be very happy
2022-10-07 01:06
#305
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Finland LIPISMIES
G2 failed to qualify. Let's see
2022-10-08 11:26
#122
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Serbia nebuloza
He didnt fit to G2 playstyle and thats all
2022-10-07 01:04
8 replies
No. He was the solution for G2 but the Kovac didn't want to play the way Aleksi wanted. That's all. If he was given full control G2 would have actually succeeded
2022-10-07 01:14
7 replies
#131
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Serbia nebuloza
Thats what i meant. Thanks for the advanced answer
2022-10-07 01:24
Yeah, but xqtzzz was the one who had issues with aleksi, not Niko?
2022-10-07 06:44
5 replies
#196
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
Both did
2022-10-07 08:03
4 replies
Check your sources, don't spread trash
2022-10-07 09:27
3 replies
#274
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
read through the lines my friend, no other players in g2 have never had any issues with the igl
2022-10-07 15:42
2 replies
Read the xqtzzz interview, he clearly said Niko doesn't do anything rumored about him disobeying IGLs, atleast in G2 apparently.
2022-10-07 16:11
1 reply
#306
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Finland LIPISMIES
This
2022-10-08 11:32
aleksi did great work imo
2022-10-07 01:09
hampus spittin
2022-10-07 01:17
How can u hate this guy? Went from fat nerd too alpha skinny chad
2022-10-07 01:33
Noone should question csgo G2's decision after buying an unprovened tournament fresh player monesy for 600k. They also got tricked my niko on bringing his own mediocre cousin hunter to the team
2022-10-07 01:38
2 replies
bruh are you dumb? monesy was destroying t2 lan and tourneys and hunter brought niko into g2 not the other way
2022-10-07 02:51
1 reply
you are he dumb one, I'm not talking about results, I just point out how G2 makes decision, that monesy deal is an all out gamble and noone should be price 600k fresh and w/o results. Most of the csgo community questioned the price on that deal so even if your flair checks out please think for a moment before you rush in looking stupid. Will hunter still be part of the team if not for Niko? yep I don't think so
2022-10-07 05:28
Soon you will get to know hampus brother. 0-3 in major for nip inc
2022-10-07 01:39
1 reply
#197
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
Flair
2022-10-07 08:04
#138
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Nepal Ekadeshcs
I wonder what hampus will say when nip will kick aleksib.
2022-10-07 01:48
1 reply
He will agree.
2022-10-07 04:30
Honeymoon
2022-10-07 01:54
#140
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India slavloli
AleksiB haters ib shambles. Already thinking of excuses to blame Hoixi for Niko's failures.
2022-10-07 01:59
#141
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Finland AliSabid
Less go
2022-10-07 02:00
Then mby read hltv articles mr hampus
2022-10-07 02:45
God hampus
2022-10-07 02:54
Lmao
2022-10-07 03:13
Hampus soo good, nip lucky to have him
2022-10-07 03:15
#156
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Finland teukkjs
just came here to check toxic nerd comments
2022-10-07 03:45
"Aleksib is just so smart, he brings structure which I think we need" That structure is the reason G2 gave for getting rid of him, that didn't fit their losing playstyle, or was it 'loose' playstyle? Losing loose playstyle. Best of luck to NiP, great to see them through!
2022-10-07 04:07
3 replies
exacly NIP needed structure that they didn't have when hampus was IGLing. It was only- if hampus lurk and kill we win round and now both hampus and rez have been unleashed i think hampus is feeling the power from within cause he doesn't have to IGL anymore and feels that aleksi is good when in reality probably irrespective of anyone hampus would still post good numbers. G2 did become a snoozefest towards the end of aleksi...just defaulting for 70 seconds and then executing
2022-10-07 05:54
2 replies
can’t blame aleksi for what happened in end of g2 at that point its clear he had to compromise a lot with the team about strats and calling like how they delegated ct calling to niko in one interview and said niko did mid rounds in another and shit they never respected him as a leader
2022-10-07 09:36
1 reply
Yea that's true! G2 has become better after hooxi joined cause now the play makers can actually make a play Nip has become better cause now they have structure Sometimes one IGL just isn't meant for a particular team that's all it boils down to
2022-10-07 10:13
#161
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India Faze0089
g2 reached semis in the first big tournament with HOOXI, they also qualified to blast finals, they will also qualify for the major, M0nesy and Niko are looking better than ever, if you dont agree just go look at their stats since hooxi joined. so I think they made the right decision.
2022-10-07 04:50
7 replies
g2 reached the semis at iem katowice with aleksib, they would probably qualify for the major with aleksib. Now they down 1-2. Niko is not looking better at all, he is still inconsistent. Monesy is looking better, but he was also getting experience in t1. He had horrible comms, was looking for the flick (xqtz said that) when he joined g2. If you don't agree, just look at that 15-7 lost against inferno. So much indiscipline, I think they made an average decision after all. Edit : also, look at hunter rn. ah no, the team is only niko and monesy.
2022-10-07 05:53
1 reply
#183
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Finland aleksiii
Aleksib's g2 got to the finals of iem katowice
2022-10-07 07:16
1-2 delusional if you think they will qualify
2022-10-07 05:53
#176
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Finland KieZuZ
They reached the memes and thats it.
2022-10-07 06:31
1 reply
#202
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Finland Hekee
Thats all g2 need to make money
2022-10-07 08:20
#204
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Europe nekker
literally nothing that G2 have so far achieved with Hooxi is different from what they did with Aleksib. With Aleksib they placed 2nd in IEM Katowice, which was their first real tournament together. smh people talk like some 3week honeymoon period is enough to say G2 is better now. Even more dumb when its even worse early results than what they achieved with Aleksi
2022-10-07 08:29
this aged well
2022-10-08 03:32
Hampus is really likeable dude #nohomo
2022-10-07 06:13
1 reply
You only like him from the waist down. Don’t lie
2022-10-07 07:41
#175
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Finland KieZuZ
I love it how aleksib said that NiP guys listen very well what they prepare before matches and remember those things in game. Shots fired??
2022-10-07 06:30
1 reply
Haha yeah, it almost felt like he was holding himself back to avoid making comparisons. He also said that they are doing the stuff they did in practice as well. During G2 he always praised how good they did in practice, but somehow things didn't materialize for the officials.
2022-10-07 08:32
g2 didn't want him cos niko is toxic and doesn't realize that he is the problem, he keeps kicking everyone around him when he should kick himself if he wants to improve g2
2022-10-07 06:52
2 replies
#212
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India Faze0089
Not 1 article has come out about niko being toxic, But this genius acts like he has insider info about everything, Stop hating on niko and spreading lies. Even xtqzz said alexib and himself had different ideas about how to play cs but according to this idiot niko is still the problem, LOL hltv forums are filled with idiots like you, Nobody takes what you say seriously.
2022-10-07 09:18
mukas17 knows more than g2 players and g2 organisation, thats interesting :D
2022-10-07 10:13
G2 had their honeymoon stage with Aleksib as well. You’ll win a couple then fall flat.
2022-10-07 07:40
Hampus talking like they just won an event.
2022-10-07 08:02
6 replies
#203
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Europe nekker
they did
2022-10-07 08:21
#226
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Finland 5way
They kinda did tho??
2022-10-07 09:49
4 replies
lmao what event was that
2022-10-07 10:21
3 replies
2 replies
lmao
2022-10-07 12:07
1 reply
#273
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Finland 5way
"kinda" was the keyword here if u didn't pick that up
2022-10-07 15:08
Niko is the reason G2 didn't want him. You could see on lans, even when they won, Niko was barely looking at AleksiB and generally looked miserable. I don't think they clicked from the get go.
2022-10-07 08:09
5 replies
You have 0 information but blame Niko... HLTV full of weirdos
2022-10-07 08:39
3 replies
+1 meanwhile s1mple has proof of cheating and toxicity and gets less hate than niko
2022-10-07 09:42
2 replies
lmao "proof of cheating"
2022-10-07 10:12
1 reply
He did have a 2 year ESL ban for cheating so..
2022-10-07 21:48
#220
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Finland kappaboi
Players don't decide roster moves. Coach and organization does. Ofc they ask players opinions but in the end players don't have much to say. Good example would be fifflarens kick
2022-10-07 09:41
#200
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Poland lustro
aleksib bob . this nickname mean something
2022-10-07 08:14
AleksiEra
2022-10-07 08:16
#208
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Europe monerap
agreed with hampus. they should have waited more.
2022-10-07 08:38
Niko has had problems with multiple igls maybe he is in the problem? just a thought.
2022-10-07 08:41
Would be funny if G2 fails to qualify.
2022-10-07 09:04
#213
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Korea Axiotimos
2 months later hltv: Aleksib benched
2022-10-07 09:06
NIP is more teamplay based team which fits Aleksi perfectly in my eyes. Much better for him, NIP but G2 as well.
2022-10-07 09:10
Ther Is theory where Niko dont like igl players
2022-10-07 09:44
#229
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Europe BARAO555
Just he didnt fit to team doesnt mean hes bad like wtf is this thread
2022-10-07 09:54
#232
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Sweden axelious
Champus!!!
2022-10-07 10:03
"ALEKSIB IS A GREAT IGL, I DON'T KNOW WHY G2 DIDN'T WANT HIM" KEKWKEKWKEKWKEKW hampus obviously doenst know shit.
2022-10-07 10:24
2 replies
No one hates a finn like the finns
2022-10-07 13:44
1 reply
Amen!!!
2022-10-07 17:51
BRO I SAID FROM START THAT G2 SHOULD OF GOT. glaive as igl ( he has better stats then hooxi). and yekindar instead of jks ( yekindar real beast look what he does in liquid). if they listen to me G2 would already be in the major.
2022-10-07 10:57
1 reply
U new Carlos
2022-10-07 11:29
This statement makes alot of HLTV pros mad :3
2022-10-07 11:42
Hampus definitely looking better with age lmao
2022-10-07 13:01
#259
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Serbia DakileX
Hampus speaking like he won major already , chill dude you won 3 games , G2 made it to katowice finals first tournament with aleksi , as soon as nip start losing games he's going to change his opinion ....
2022-10-07 13:25
3 replies
he actually didnt at all. which would be clear if you read the interview
2022-10-07 13:41
"Hampus speaking like he won major already" Care to specify what exactly made you think like this? flag checks out but yeah
2022-10-07 13:42
#276
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Germany who|cars
+1 agree
2022-10-07 15:45
#261
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Finland CleanMac
Lessgooo NiP!!
2022-10-07 13:40
#275
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Germany who|cars
ok cool
2022-10-07 15:44
Okay [laughing].
2022-10-07 18:00
G2 might think the same now what the headline says lol
2022-10-07 21:45
#294
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CIS dkxsz
Just saying that XTQZZZ gets carried by The Chosen One AKA 'Zywoo' and I don't see he did anything at G2.
2022-10-07 21:58
1 reply
+1 maLeK >> XTQZZZ
2022-10-09 08:34
I'm still so happy about this! <3
2022-10-07 22:20
TRUE
2022-10-08 01:01
This aged well Mr.Hampus
2022-10-08 04:14
Omfg hltv you are prophet haha, unlucky you didn’t post this interview after G2 got eliminated xD
2022-10-08 09:13
So for ex-G2 only Aleksib proceeds to major and all 4 are gone LULW
2022-10-08 20:20
probably because they fucking sucked with him
2022-10-10 06:33
why r people obsessed w aleksib
2022-10-10 13:58
5 replies
Memes after ence kick. After that he has lived rent free in hltv minds
2022-10-13 14:24
4 replies
why does he have so many supporters tho? bc only t1 finn?
2022-10-13 16:30
3 replies
that too, most of them are trolling though. same for the haters
2022-10-14 10:14
1 reply
alekisb doesnt have fans nor haters.
2022-10-15 18:51
jimPhatt laughed at this
2022-10-15 18:52
#315
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Brazil lewo01
aleksib goat
2022-10-11 21:52
#318
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Germany who|cars
botpus talking in b4 0.7 rating on maj0r
2022-10-14 09:41
ahhh maybe cause hes overrated
2022-10-15 18:51
Niko is shit
2022-10-17 19:35
I don't think we would qualify even with Aleksi, but we wouldn't have gone 5-0 in group play in EPL with him either. I don't see it as a loss for G2, i think HooXi is the right player for G2.
2022-10-18 14:52
IMO his one of the most overrated cs players of all time, with 0 tactical understanding of the game + poor aim against at least tier2 teams. I don't understand why pro teams keep inviting him to play for them if his one and only achievement in cs was a major final in 2019
2022-10-19 18:32
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