In a post on Twitter, an analyst chose the best rifler in the CS:GO. For Maniacone of the most renowned analysts of the scenario, NiKoyes G2won a trophy above players like coldzera, s1mple e dev1cefor example.

NiKo, the greatest of all time

In addition to naming NiKo as the greatest of all time, Maniac said he can’t imagine a thread for that topic. He also commented on other players and why they are not in front of the Bosnian.

NiKo is the greatest rifler in CS:GO and I can’t even think of a legitimate debate. Coldzera’s hyper domination in 2016/17 or GeT_RiGhT in 2013/2014 are very short lived over time. Dupreeh has consistency, longevity and titles, but much lower individual peaks.

Only honorable mentions

Maniac even asked his followers if there were any players with NiKo’s consistency, but stated that everyone was just looking for honorable mentions for the debate.

Is there really a player that has the consistency, longevity and individual peaks to really create a debate? I feel like we’re looking for honorable mentions at this point.

Despite being one of the great CS:GO players, NiKo has never won a Major. However, the Bosnian title list is enviable. See the list of the main competitions that the player won for FaZe e G2.

  • IEM Cologne 2023
  • IEM Katowice 2023
  • BLAST Premier: World Final 2022
  • EPICENTER 2018
  • IEM Sydney 2018
  • ECS Season 4
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
  • ESL One New York 2017
  • StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3

NiKo didn’t win any Majors, but he came close to the greatest glory in the CS:GO scene. With the G2, the Bosnian was runner-up in the PGL Major Antwerp 2021. At the time, the G2 team lost to NAVI in the final by two to zero.

NiKo, G2 player (Photo: ESL)
Bruno Martins
published in August 24, 2023


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