Family misfortunes

Elliott Griffiths
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Illustration by NovaH. Source: G2 Esports

We had to pick on someone, and this week it's G2's turn. It would have been NaVi, but, well, we did that four newsletters ago.

Nothing to do with the large amount of CIS readers we gained from SimpleRadar. Absolutely nothing.

While their Pro League performance wasn't terrible, 'not terrible' isn't exactly what you're looking for when you sign NiKo, or when you replace kennyS with the intent to get better. Even if it 'means a lot' to huNter- when you get rid of kennyS, it doesn't seem to have fixed your issues.

Losing to FURIA is by no means embarrassing, but when you go out with barely a whimper, it kind of is embarrassing.

We'll give them some credit for taking down Liquid - that is an impressive result, if not the impressive result it would have been a year or so ago. But it has to be worrying that - wait, let's show, not just tell. Look at the top players at Pro League, try to find NiKo.

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Yeah, there he is. Below refrezh, FalleN whom he eliminated, Plopski, nafany, even coldzera in 2021 is better than he is.

The NiKo on AWP experiment has gone as expected; everyone knows the guy CAN AWP, but he's not a top tier AWPer despite being a top tier rifler. Someone needs to pull him aside and tell him to stop this charade.

It's like if Lionel Messi decided he wanted to be a target man, or Riot Games decided to make an FPS game. We're sure you'll be decent at it, but you're always going to be a cheap imitation of the great ones.

At least if anyone can give him some tough love, it's family. huNter- might be able to get through NiKo's skull. You know what they say - blood is thicker than NiKo's skull.

April 4, 2021

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