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FaZe Clan’s NiKo apologizes for “embarrassing” performance at Berlin Major

Published: 1/Sep/2019 16:34 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:07

by Daniel Cleary


CSGO star, Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač has apologized to fans after FaZe Clan’s shock exit at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019.

Despite not having the most success this year, FaZe Clan’s CS:GO team has always been regarded as one of the most individually skilled line-ups of all time, with iconic names such as Olofmeister and GuardiaN as core members of the team.

Many FaZe fans were surprised to see the popular international roster fall short at the Major in Berlin, after falling 2-1 to Renegades in the New Legends stage, placing in them in tied 12th place overall.

ESL/Helena KristianssonNiKo has been a star player for FaZe Clan’s CS:GO roster since his arrival.

The unexpected result means that their roster will lose their ‘Legends’ status before going into the next CS:GO major and FaZe NiKo was not happy with his performance, apologizing to fans shortly after their elimination.

“Embarrassing individual performance by me throughout the whole event, sorry everyone for letting you down,” NiKo expressed, apologizing to his followers and FaZe’s Counter-Strike fans.

FaZe’s early elimination from the tournament also means that Olofmeister’s incredible streak placing Top 8 or better and holding his Legend status at every one of Valve Major’s has finally been broken.

FaZe Clan will now have to start their next Major event from the New Challengers stage and will have to fight their way through the competition in order to have a chance at regaining the all-important Legend status.

Although according to recent reports, FaZe may be looking to switch up their roster soon after news broke that they are in talks with MIBR’s Coldzera and ENCE’s Aleksib.

Despite Niko’s disappointment at the StarLadder Major 2019, his cousin Nemanja ‘huNter-’ Kovač from Team CR4ZY is still in with a chance of qualifying for the Legends stage as they take on Natus Vincere in a Bo3 elimination series on September 1.


How to complete CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:33

by Andrew Amos


Operation Broken Fang is here, and that means heaps of new CS:GO content. If you want to make the most out of it though, and try and get that Diamond coin, you’ll want to complete the weekly missions. When better than to start in Week 1?

Christmas has come early for CS:GO players. Operation Broken Fang has dropped over a year after Operation Shattered Web started, and it’s brought a bevy of new content.

Seven new maps, nearly 100 skins, an entirely new game mode in Retakes, and even more. The best way to get your hands all over this though is through the battle pass and weekly missions.

The battle pass will set you back around $15 USD, but it’s worth it if you are going to grind the game. Plus, it’ll also give you access to the weekly missions, which are the best way to experience the new content.

Operation Broken Fang shop in CS:GO
You’ll need to complete the weekly missions to get some of the sweet Broken Fang rewards.

CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

While you don’t need the battle pass to play the missions, you’ll be duly rewarded for doing them. In Week 1, it’s all about new content.

Players will be taken to the new maps in Engage, Frostbite, and Ancient ⁠— dashing across multiple game modes. You’ll also be tasked with testing out the new retakes gamemode ⁠— a brilliant way to finesse your play before hitting the competitive queues.

There’s also the mysterious Under The Hood mission, where you have to find what the Phoenix are up to. Here’s the full list of missions for Week 1, which can net you up to 19 stars.

  • Premium Unleaded: Win rounds in Broken Fang Premier.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Manual Transmission: Win rounds in Competitive: Engage.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Mass Production: Get 25 kills in Guardian: Engage. 2 stars.
  • Under The Hood: The Phoenix have been spotted! Find out what they’re planning. 2 stars.
  • Warming Up: Get AK47, M4A4, or M4A1-S kills in Casual: Ancient.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Clutch Control: Win rounds in Retakes.
    • 3 rounds: 1 star
    • 7 rounds: 2 stars
    • 10 rounds: 3 stars
  • Ice & Snow, Take It Slow: Get kills in Danger Zone: Frostbite.
    • 2 kills: 1 star
    • 4 kills: 2 stars
    • 6 kills: 3 stars
CSGO gameplay
Frostbite is the new Danger Zone map released in CS:GO. Even if you don’t like the battle royale typically, you’ll have to give it a try for this week’s missions.

You have until December 10 to complete these missions, so get in quick before they run out!