device: “I will leave a better legacy in Counter-Strike history if I can actually create an era in another team rather than becoming the best player in the world”2021-04-23 16:25:00
After the announcement of Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz` transfer from Astralis to NiP, the sniper gave and NIP CEO Hicham Chahine gave a press conference, in which they discussed the transfer and the future of the team.
There were a lot of deciding factors. I've lived in Sweden for a long time now and there was a lot of, not stress, but a lot of time put into going back and forth between Denmark and Sweden. The energy it takes [to do that] is something that I could put elsewhere, into becoming a better player, and I think opening up the possibility of me putting that into training hours is a big factor for me.
I didn't have that much knowledge when we started talking. I just knew NIP is investing in the same things that I believe in, so I'm positively surprised about the setup here and I really think that I've landed in the right place to elevate myself to a new level.
Everyone on the team knows they're very talented and that the sky is the limit. I hope I can bring that experience and know-how in some elements and the performance team can take care of the rest. I think those were the biggest deciding factor.
I had a lot of time to reflect on what I want for myself in my career and how I can create my best possible legacy as a player and achieve my goals. The challenge here at NIP is a brilliant one, bringing a Major trophy to Sweden with the next Major [being] in Stockholm, and in general achieving championships in another home. That's probably what defines you the most.
It's not only because we had a few bad results at Astralis, that had been the case many times before, and I believe the team will be able to get out of that small slump. When you look at Astralis we still competed in playoffs, but that's just not enough.
I think I will leave a better legacy and mark in Counter-Strike history if I can actually [win a Major and create an era] in another team rather than becoming the best player in the world, which is always going to be subjective in some way.
Achieving the ultimate goal, which is the Major, and creating an era with NIP are actually my biggest dreams. If I become the best player in the world while doing that, or if one of my teammates becomes the best player in the world while doing that, it will make me immensely happy, honestly.