CSGO star Nikola ‘iNiKo’ Kovač will move from the FaZe clan to G2 Esports, where he will meet his cousin and fellow striker, Nemanja ‘huNter-‘ Kovač.
In late September, it was reported that the two organizations had started talks about the transfer of the 23-year-old Bosnian international. The deal is expected to close a few weeks after the initial reports, although it may be closer now.
Both teams will be under a lot of pressure to close the deal as soon as the BLAST Premier Fall Series is near.
The news follows the recent FaZe Clan Championship of European Intel Extreme Masters XV New York on October 11. G2 Esports finished this event with 7-8 places.
According to HLTV, the deal could cover “one of the biggest transfer fees in the game,” which could exceed the $ 500,000 fee FaZe paid mousesports in 2017 for NiKo.
The G2 should make room on their starting NiKo roster, where Frenchman François ‘AmaNEk’ Delaunay can be seen on the bench or in other teams, according to the report. It is also suspected that FaZe was looking for someone to replace the star even before the $ 150,000 worth of BLAST Premier started.
G2 Esports is included in Group C of this event and will face FURIA on November 2, while the Group B match between FaZe and BIG will start on October 29. Therefore, it will be difficult for both parties to finalize the proposed agreement as soon as possible. -Soon.
As successful as NiKo is at the individual level, his beginnings with FaZe have not resulted in a major title. While the next big game in Rio has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing crisis, the superstar can play under a new flag while shooting.
When an agreement was reached, he switched from a team with players such as Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David, Marcus’ Kjaerbye ‘Kjærbye and Håvard’ Rain ‘Nygaard, similar to Nemanja’ Nexa ‘Isaković and longtime French star Kenny’ KennyS – Šrub.
NiKo has been with FaZe for three years, but all of them show that his magic, which is wearing a red and black shirt, will not last long.