Counter Strike : World Offensive: G2 Esports indicators NiKo in

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G2 Esports have introduced that they’ve signed Nikola “NiKo” Kovač to a deal on Wednesday. In doing so, they’ve united NiKo together with his cousin, Nemanja “hunter-“ Kovač for the primary time of their skilled careers.

In doing so, NiKo strikes away from FaZe Clan, a group he has performed in since February 2017 and with whom he has risen near the highest {of professional} CS:GO. Though the group did not win a Main throughout his tenure – extra markedly in 2018 once they misplaced to Cloud9 within the ELEAGUE Main: Boston finals – they’ve received 9 S-Tier tournaments and 5 A-tier competitions.


NiKo’s position inside FaZe modified progressively. Initially a rifler and entry fragger throughout the lineup, the departure of Finn “karrigan” Andersen on Dec. 2018 marked his transition to in-game management, inflicting him to shoulder as a lot of the group’s weight as he used to earlier than becoming a member of FaZe. Certainly, the same transition had taken place in mousesports, which was dubbed NiKosports consequently.


The participant joins an ailing G2 Esports squad, one which occupied the highest ranks throughout the rankings till July 2020. Nevertheless, the group’s performances sharply fell since June 2020, with their semifinal exhibiting in ESL One: Cologne 2020 standing as an outlier amongst disappointing finishes.


With NiKo’s entrance, G2 are contemplating their choices for the remainder of the lineup as they stand with six gamers on the roster. Ought to in-game chief Nemanja “nexa” Isaković stay on the lineup, the burden of management can be lifted from NiKo’s shoulders, though at the price of both assist François “AmaNEk” Delaunay or rifler Audric “JaCkz” Jug, the latter of which has had a profession resurgence inside G2.

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