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The stats that make Nexa so vital to G2 CSGO

Published: 16/Jul/2020 11:46 Updated: 17/Jul/2020 11:35

by Shane King

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In June 2020, G2 Esports finally claimed the CSGO world number one ranking for the first time in the organization’s history.

But the line-up that accomplished this wasn’t the French super-team that G2 used to be known for, but rather, an international side lead by Serbian in-game leader Nemanja ‘nexa’ Isaković.

Nexa joined the organization alongside former CR4ZY teammate Nemanja ‘huNter’ Kovač, who is actually the cousin of the legendary FaZe player Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač.  These two additions would revolutionize G2 who, in the past, had never quite lived up to its billing and expectations.

There weren’t instant results, but after nine months the side went from one that was written off by many to the greatest heights G2 have reached in Counter-Strike, and most of this was off the back of Isakovic’s leading.

We have analyzed the stats behind nexa’s gameplay, along with insight from the mind of the man himself, to examine just how vital he is to the team’s recent success.

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YNk steps down as FaZe Clan CSGO coach following NiKo’s exit

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:19

by Alan Bernal

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Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović has stepped down as the head coach of FaZe Clan’s CSGO team following the transfer of Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač to G2 Esports.

YNk cited issues within the team and wanted to step aside as FaZe will be looking to build up their lineup again, which still features highly-talented players even with the exit of their Bosnian star.

“For a while now the team has been struggling with some recurring issues in and out of the game which I’ve done my best to try and amend but unfortunately without much success,” YNk said. “I feel that the best way to move forward is for the team and myself to part ways and, with NiKo going to G2, give the players and the organization the opportunity to get a new coach and IGL who can work on taking the team forward.”

The former MiBR and FaZe coach also indicated that he’s going to break from coaching CSGO for the rest of 2020, and left the next year open-ended.

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YNk has stepped down from FaZe after joining in early 2019.

A player and broadcaster before his coaching career, YNk leaves the org in the same month his team beat OG Esports 3-0 in the EU Intel Extreme Masters New York Online grand finals. Last week, they placed 9th at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020.

YNk has been with the team since the beginning of 2019. While they managed to put good results together at various BLAST events and some online tourneys in 2020, FaZe struggled to put up consistent performances against top teams.

YNk is stepping aside in a pivotal moment for FaZe Clan’s roster. Longtime face of the org’s CSGO team, Niko, has moved on from FaZe, and the coach will stand down to let them make something out of the stars still on roster like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and rising talent Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants.

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YNk and NiKo both parted ways with FaZe Clan.

As more CSGO events and competitors continue to either migrate or revolve around EU, YNk could still have prospects in the competitive or broadcasting sides of the scene.

Once a team with superstar players in every role, FaZe is now on the market to fill up their roster to standard capacity, as the latest shakeups leave them without a fifth member and a head coach to take the reigns.